Patents by Inventor Thomas Kundner

Thomas Kundner 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).

  • Patent number: 10390725
    Abstract: An accessory comprises at least one first electrical accessory port for connection to a respective matching electrical coil port of an MR coil and at least one second electrical accessory port for connection to a respective matching electrical device port of an MR device. The first accessory port and the second accessory port do not match one another. The respective first accessory port is connected to the associated second accessory port by electrical adaptation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hubertus Fischer, Katharina Hesels, Karsten Jahns, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Steffen Wolf, Jörg Rothard
  • Patent number: 10349866
    Abstract: A strap-fastening apparatus for fastening safety straps is provided, wherein the strap-fastening apparatus has at least one fastening rail and at least one fastening clip. The at least one fastening clip has a strap-fastening element and the strap-fastening element, in a state of the at least one fastening clip arranged with the at least one fastening rail, is arranged within the at least one fastening rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 10310033
    Abstract: A plug connector is disclosed for use in a magnetic resonance device. The plug connector includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part, which are configured to be detachably connected to one another. The first connecting part includes a first contact surface and the second connecting part includes a first contact plate, a second contact plate, and a housing. The second contact plate is arranged to be moved relative to the housing. In a connected state, the first contact plate is arranged between the first contact surface and the second contact plate. The electrical plug connector includes a mechanical lifting apparatus, which is configured, when the first connecting part is being connected to the second connecting part, to move the second contact plate, e.g., relative to the housing, in the direction of the first contact plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Wolfgang Kraus
  • Publication number: 20190162800
    Abstract: A local coil array for magnetic resonance applications has a mechanical structure in which a plurality of local coils of the local coil array are arranged. The mechanical structure has base elements and connecting elements. In each case, two of the base elements are connected to one other via at least one connecting element such that, to a limited extent, a translational and/or rotational movement of the base elements relative to one other is possible. The connection of the base elements to the connecting elements is configured such that the connecting elements either do not oppose the movement of the base elements relative to one another or only employ such a low counterforce that when the mechanical structure is placed on a patient from above, the base elements come to rest on the patient while moving relative to one another. At least some of the base elements contain at least a part of one of the local coils of the local coil array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Inventors: Wilfried Schnell, Yvonne Candidus, Thomas Kundner, Wolfgang Kraus
  • Patent number: 10224676
    Abstract: A shielded connection line for a magnetic resonance tomography system includes a signal conductor, a shield for the signal conductor, and a plug-in connector. The plug-in connector has a large number of connection contacts that are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix and are electrically insulated from each other in the plug-in connector. The signal conductor is in galvanic contact with a first connection contact, and three second connection contacts adjacent to the first connection contact and surrounding the first connection contact are galvanically connected to the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Hemmerlein, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner
  • Patent number: 10111605
    Abstract: A positioning cushion for patient undergoing an imaging procedure in a medical imaging apparatus, with a first positioning unit that has a foam material and a second positioning unit, wherein the second positioning unit has at least one fluid cushion able to be filled with a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Lukas Endner, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Publication number: 20180088192
    Abstract: A plug connector is disclosed for use in a magnetic resonance device. The plug connector includes a first connecting part and a second connecting part, which are configured to be detachably connected to one another. The first connecting part includes a first contact surface and the second connecting part includes a first contact plate, a second contact plate, and a housing. The second contact plate is arranged to be moved relative to the housing. In a connected state, the first contact plate is arranged between the first contact surface and the second contact plate. The electrical plug connector includes a mechanical lifting apparatus, which is configured, when the first connecting part is being connected to the second connecting part, to move the second contact plate, e.g., relative to the housing, in the direction of the first contact plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Wolfgang Kraus
  • Publication number: 20180011154
    Abstract: An antenna of a cable arrangement is provided for use in an MR local coil. An MR local coil with such a cable arrangement and a method for producing such a cable arrangement are provided. The cable arrangement includes an electrical conductor, which may have a material with a high electrical conductivity, such as copper for instance. The cable arrangement, in particular the electrical conductor, is embodied in a wavelike manner (e.g., the cable arrangement has a waveform).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 9848798
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus configured to actively assist the support, positioning, or support and positioning of a patient on a patient support apparatus is provided. The positioning apparatus includes a sliding bearing unit to allow the positioning apparatus to be supported in a movable manner on the patient support apparatus, and a bearing unit with at least two bearing regions. At least a first of the at least two bearing regions is configured to support and/or provide support on the patient support apparatus, and at least a second of the at least two bearing regions is configured to assist the positioning of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Publication number: 20170338599
    Abstract: A shielded connection line for a magnetic resonance tomography system includes a signal conductor, a shield for the signal conductor, and a plug-in connector. The plug-in connector has a large number of connection contacts that are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix and are electrically insulated from each other in the plug-in connector. The signal conductor is in galvanic contact with a first connection contact, and three second connection contacts adjacent to the first connection contact and surrounding the first connection contact are galvanically connected to the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Hemmerlein, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner
  • Patent number: 9645208
    Abstract: A material for use in a magnetic resonance system includes a carrier material and a doping material. The carrier material and the doping material are admixed in a specific proportion. A volume of the material smaller than 1 mm2 contains a substantially homogeneous intermixing of the carrier material and the doping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stephan Biber, Yvonne Candidus, Hubertus Fischer, Robert Greiner, Thomas Kundner
  • Publication number: 20170045597
    Abstract: A magnetic resonance (MR) antenna apparatus that is arrangeable in and/or on an MR local coil is provided. The MR antenna apparatus is arrangeable in and/or on an MR local coil. The MR antenna apparatus includes at least one rigid-flexible conductor plate with at least one antenna and a plurality of rigid partial conductor plates. The MR antenna apparatus has a form that is adaptable by a relative tilting of the plurality of rigid partial conductor plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Daniel Driemel, Thomas Kundner, Jörg Rothard
  • Publication number: 20170000378
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus, in particular a magnetic resonance apparatus, has a data acquisition scanner, a patient receiving region, which is surrounded at least partially by the data acquisition scanner, and an illumination unit. The illumination unit has a light-generating unit and a light-emitting unit, and the light-generating unit is situated outside the patient receiving region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Markus Petsch, Peter Rupp
  • Publication number: 20160367167
    Abstract: A positioning cushion for patient undergoing an imaging procedure in a medical imaging apparatus, with a first positioning unit that has a foam material and a second positioning unit, wherein the second positioning unit has at least one fluid cushion able to be filled with a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Lukas Endner, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Publication number: 20160238677
    Abstract: An accessory comprises at least one first electrical accessory port for connection to a respective matching electrical coil port of an MR coil and at least one second electrical accessory port for connection to a respective matching electrical device port of an MR device. The first accessory port and the second accessory port do not match one another. The respective first accessory port is connected to the associated second accessory port by electrical adaptation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Hubertus Fischer, Katharina Hesels, Karsten Jahns, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Steffen Wolf, Jörg Rothard
  • Patent number: 9255977
    Abstract: A local coil for an imaging system includes an anterior torso part and a posterior torso part that are detachably connected to one another with a fastening device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Biber, Karsten Jahns, Thomas Kundner, Joerg Rothard
  • Publication number: 20160022170
    Abstract: A strap-fastening apparatus for fastening safety straps is provided, wherein the strap-fastening apparatus has at least one fastening rail and at least one fastening clip. The at least one fastening clip has a strap-fastening element and the strap-fastening element, in a state of the at least one fastening clip arranged with the at least one fastening rail, is arranged within the at least one fastening rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 9194924
    Abstract: A local coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device includes an elastic antenna support part with several antennas and an electronic part with electronic components connected to the antennas via supply lines. At least one part of the electronic part is located outside of the antenna support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Jörg Rothard
  • Publication number: 20150143633
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus configured to position and/or support a patient on a patient couch is provided. The patient support apparatus includes a first support unit that has a support surface to support the patient directly. The patient support apparatus also includes a second support unit. The second support unit includes at least one filler and a receiving chamber for receiving the at least one filler. The at least one filler includes a flexibly adjustable filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner
  • Publication number: 20150061679
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus configured to support a patient is provided. The patient support apparatus includes a table having a support surface to support the patient. The table includes a patient support assistance unit with at least one handle element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yvonne Candidus, Daniel Driemel, Hubertus Fischer, Wolfgang Kraus, Thomas Kundner, Martin Zigann, Stephan Zink