Patents by Inventor Thilo Hannemann

Thilo Hannemann has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210236081
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is for determining at least one main acquisition parameter determining a dose of x-rays to be emitted from an x-ray emitter during image acquisition using an x-ray emitter and an x-ray detector. A first image data of a first preparatory image is evaluated to determine if a repeat condition is fulfilled and/or to determine the main acquisition parameter and/or at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter. The first preparatory image is acquired by the x-ray detector using at least one first preparatory acquisition parameter to control the x-ray emitter. In all cases or when the repeat condition is fulfilled, the main acquisition parameter is determined depending on second image data of a second preparatory image, acquired by the x-ray detector after the first preparatory image while at least one second preparatory acquisition parameter is used to control the x-ray emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Andre GEBHARDT, Sebastian GLAWION, Thilo HANNEMANN, Carsten ILLENSEER, Daniel LERCH, Thomas PFEIFFER, Stefan SCHAFFERT, Peter SCHEUERING, Bastian SCHMIDT, Thomas WEBER, Wei HE, Sven-Martin SUTTER, Zhi Ming YANG
  • Publication number: 20210042919
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas BOETTGER, Christophe DELLA MONTA, Thilo HANNEMANN, Philipp HOELZER, Gerhard KRAEMER, Stefan REICHELT, Grzegorz SOZA
  • Patent number: 10863957
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for controlling a scanning region of a medical imaging system for subsequent recording of a region of interest of an examination object. Depth image data of the examination object are captured. 2-D image data of at least one 2-D image of the examination object are created and the 2-D image is displayed. The 2-D image data and the depth image data of the examination object are registered to each other at least in some regions. By using the 2-D image, at least one limit position of the scanning region is then determined. Finally, on the basis of the depth image data and the limit position in the 2-D image of the examination object, a limit contour line extending through the limit position is determined and displayed such that the limit contour line is superimposed on the 2-D image of the examination object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo Hannemann, Soren Kuhrt, Johann Uebler, Bernhard Weyermann
  • Patent number: 10846851
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Boettger, Christophe Della Monta, Thilo Hannemann, Philipp Hoelzer, Gerhard Kraemer, Stefan Reichelt, Grzegorz Soza
  • Patent number: 10512417
    Abstract: A method is for displaying position information relating to a position of a region of interest of a patient relative to an examination unit of an imaging apparatus. A first examination plane is assignable to the examination unit and a camera is disposed relative to the examination unit such that, via a lens of the camera, three non-collinear reference points lying in a first reference plane parallel to the first examination plane are mapped to three collinear first image points lying on a first line. In an embodiment, the method includes capturing a camera image of the region of interest via the camera; displaying a positioning image, the positioning image including the camera image; and displaying first marking information relating to a position of the first line in the positioning image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo Hannemann, Bastian Rackow
  • Publication number: 20190333213
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Boettger, Christophe Della Monta, Thilo Hannemann, Philipp Hoelzer, Gerhard Kraemer, Stefan Reichelt, Grzegorz Soza
  • Patent number: 10424118
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for the perspective representation, via an output image, of at least one virtual scene component arranged within a real scene. In the method, depth image data of the real scene is captured from a first perspective via a depth image sensor, and 2D image data of the real scene is captured from a second perspective via a 2D camera. Further, a virtual three-dimensional scene model of the real scene is created with reference to depth information from the depth image data, and at least one virtual scene component is inserted into the three-dimensional virtual model. Finally, an output image is generated by way of perspective projection of the 2D image data corresponding to the second perspective onto the virtual three-dimensional scene model comprising the virtual scene component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo Hannemann, Michael Suehling, Michael Wels, Andreas Wimmer, Ferdinand Distler
  • Patent number: 10366489
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Boettger, Christophe Della Monta, Thilo Hannemann, Philipp Hoelzer, Gerhard Kraemer, Stefan Reichelt, Grzegorz Soza
  • Patent number: 10181074
    Abstract: The automated positioning of an examination table relative to a medical-technical imaging installation is provided. A camera image is frozen by a first user interaction. Reference information is defined in the frozen camera image by a second user interaction. An examination table or medical-technical imaging installation with the aid of a positioning system is moved based on congruence between the reference location information with a recording region of the medical-technical imaging installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Braun, Thilo Hannemann, Johann Uebler
  • Patent number: 9974513
    Abstract: A method and a device are for determining the rotation angle of a rotor-stator device. The rotor-stator device has a slip ring arrangement for transferring data between rotor and stator. In an embodiment, the device includes a signal conductor, essentially ring-shaped or ring-segment-shaped, fixed to a ring-shaped support structure; a transmitter for injecting a data signal into the signal conductor; and a receiver for reading the data signal out from the signal conductor. The transmitter and receiver move in opposite directions synchronously with the rotation between rotor and stator. According to an embodiment of the method, a signal is injected into the signal conductor. The signal is used to generate a metrologically detectable characteristic from which the rotation angle is ascertained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Thilo Hannemann
  • Patent number: 9943271
    Abstract: A medical device is controlled as a function of a position of a control element projected onto a projection surface, wherein a geometric property of the projected control element is adjusted to the surface structure. The adjustment is accomplished by means of a transformation of projection data, the projection data corresponding to the control element that is to be projected. The optical projection of the control element is based on the transformed projection data. Such an adjustment and transformation are made possible by determining the surface structure of the projection surface. The control system has an image processor both for determining the surface structure and for transforming the projection data. The control system additionally has a projector for optically projecting the control element and a control unit for controlling the medical device based on the first position of the projected control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Franz Dirauf, Thilo Hannemann, Anja Jaeger, Robert Kagermeier
  • Publication number: 20180085085
    Abstract: A method and a device are for determining the rotation angle of a rotor-stator device. The rotor-stator device has a slip ring arrangement for transferring data between rotor and stator. In an embodiment, the device includes a signal conductor, essentially ring-shaped or ring-segment-shaped, fixed to a ring-shaped support structure; a transmitter for injecting a data signal into the signal conductor; and a receiver for reading the data signal out from the signal conductor. The transmitter and receiver move in opposite directions synchronously with the rotation between rotor and stator. According to an embodiment of the method, a signal is injected into the signal conductor. The signal is used to generate a metrologically detectable characteristic from which the rotation angle is ascertained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thilo HANNEMANN
  • Publication number: 20180078222
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a system. In an embodiment, the system includes a component of a medical imaging apparatus; a mobile control device including an operating element designed as an electromechanical switching element; and a control unit designed to output a control signal to the component. When the system is in an operating state, the mobile control device and the control unit are coupled such that an actuation of the operating element causes the control signal to be output to the component via the control unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas BOETTGER, Thilo HANNEMANN, Gerhard KRAEMER, Daniel LERCH, Carsten THIERFELDER, Fernando VEGA, Selma ZEHNER
  • Publication number: 20170224298
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for controlling a scanning region of a medical imaging system for subsequent recording of a region of interest of an examination object. Depth image data of the examination object are captured. 2-D image data of at least one 2-D image of the examination object are created and the 2-D image is displayed. The 2-D image data and the depth image data of the examination object are registered to each other at least in some regions. By using the 2-D image, at least one limit position of the scanning region is then determined. Finally, on the basis of the depth image data and the limit position in the 2-D image of the examination object, a limit contour line extending through the limit position is determined and displayed such that the limit contour line is superimposed on the 2-D image of the examination object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo HANNEMANN, Soren KUHRT, Johann UEBLER, Bernhard WEYERMANN
  • Patent number: 9706936
    Abstract: A sensor instrument for generation of electrocardiograms, in particular for cardiac computed tomography, has two electrodes, an electronic module and a support, wherein multiple suction elements for affixing the support to the body of a subject (are positioned on the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thilo Hannemann, Andre Henning
  • Publication number: 20170200317
    Abstract: A method and a device are disclosed for the perspective representation, via an output image, of at least one virtual scene component arranged within a real scene. In the method, depth image data of the real scene is captured from a first perspective via a depth image sensor, and 2D image data of the real scene is captured from a second perspective via a 2D camera. Further, a virtual three-dimensional scene model of the real scene is created with reference to depth information from the depth image data, and at least one virtual scene component is inserted into the three-dimensional virtual model. Finally, an output image is generated by way of perspective projection of the 2D image data corresponding to the second perspective onto the virtual three-dimensional scene model comprising the virtual scene component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo HANNEMANN, Michael SUEHLING, Michael WELS, Andreas WIMMER, Ferdinand DISTLER
  • Publication number: 20170186157
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for outputting augmented reality information to a first user. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring first information, including image information, depth information, coordinate information and combinations thereof, the first information relating to at least one of a medical device and a medical examination of a patient; creating the augmented reality information, relating to the medical device and/or the medical examination of the patient, based on the first information; and outputting the augmented reality information such that the augmented reality information is perceivable in a field of view of the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas BOETTGER, Christophe DELLA MONTA, Thilo HANNEMANN, Philipp HOELZER, Gerhard KRAEMER, Stefan REICHELT, Grzegorz SOZA
  • Patent number: 9664801
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to the use of the spectral composition of X-ray radiation in addition to the intensity thereof in order to determine the attenuation caused by an object. Another aspect of an embodiment of the invention is a device, particularly a radiation monitor for an X-ray or CT system, which is suitable for performing the aforementioned procedure according to an embodiment of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Thilo Hannemann, Mario Reinwand
  • Publication number: 20170049529
    Abstract: A method is for displaying position information relating to a position of a region of interest of a patient relative to an examination unit of an imaging apparatus. A first examination plane is assignable to the examination unit and a camera is disposed relative to the examination unit such that, via a lens of the camera, three non-collinear reference points lying in a first reference plane parallel to the first examination plane are mapped to three collinear first image points lying on a first line. In an embodiment, the method includes capturing a camera image of the region of interest via the camera; displaying a positioning image, the positioning image including the camera image; and displaying first marking information relating to a position of the first line in the positioning image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thilo HANNEMANN, Bastian RACKOW
  • Publication number: 20160074004
    Abstract: The automated positioning of an examination table relative to a medical-technical imaging installation is provided. A camera image is frozen by a first user interaction. Reference information is defined in the frozen camera image by a second user interaction. An examination table or medical-technical imaging installation with the aid of a positioning system is moved based on congruence between the reference location information with a recording region of the medical-technical imaging installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Christoph Braun, Thilo Hannemann, Johann Uebler