Patents by Inventor Volkmar Voigtlander

Volkmar Voigtlander 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: 8106373
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for reading out X-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates with an input unit, (12) for inputting a plurality of cassettes (14, 28, 32) which can be stacked one behind the other in a direction of stacking (S) within the input unit (12), has an oblong accommodation well (30) for accommodating one of the cassettes (32), the accommodation well (30) being adjacent to the input unit (12), a moving device (50) for horizontally moving the cassette (32) accommodated by the accommodation well (30) along a path of movement, and a deflection element (64, 66) for deflecting a next cassette located within the input unit (12) which is adjacent to the cassette (32) accommodated by the accommodation well (30) and projects at least partially into the path of movement, the deflection element (64, 66) being positioned and designed such that with horizontal movement of the cassette (32) located within the accommodation well (30), due to contact between the cassette (32) located within the accommodation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hölzl, Günther Schindlbeck, Volkmar Voigtländer, Thomas Hartmann, Franz Auer, Rudolf Werkstetter
  • Patent number: 8049195
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for reading out, in a time-saving and reliable way, X-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates with an input unit (12) in which a plurality of cassettes (14) in which a storage phosphor plate to be read out is respectively located, can be input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa HealthCare N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Hölzl, Günther Schindlbeck, Volkmar Voigtländer, Thomas Hartmann, Franz Auer, Rudolf Werkstetter
  • Publication number: 20090294706
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for reading out X-ray information stored in storage phosphor plates with an input unit, (12) for inputting a plurality of cassettes (14, 28, 32) which can be stacked one behind the other in a direction of stacking (S) within the input unit (12), has an oblong accommodation well (30) for accommodating one of the cassettes (32), the accommodation well (30) being adjacent to the input unit (12), a moving device (50) for horizontally moving the cassette (32) accommodated by the accommodation well (30) along a path of movement, and a deflection element (64, 66) for deflecting a next cassette located within the input unit (12) which is adjacent to the cassette (32) accommodated by the accommodation well (30) and projects at least partially into the path of movement, the deflection element (64, 66) being positioned and designed such that with horizontal movement of the cassette (32) located within the accommodation well (30), due to contact between the cassette (32) located within the accommodation
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Agfa HealthCare NV
    Inventors: Johannes Holzl, Gunther Schindlbeck, Volkmar Voigtlander, Thomas Hartmann, Franz Auer, Rudolf Werkstetter
  • Patent number: 7256413
    Abstract: A device for reading out X-ray information stored in a phosphor plate for simplified and solid guiding and/or holding of phosphor plates, with at the same time a high degree of compactness, includes: a device for holding and/or conveying the phosphor plate in an orientation inclined by an inclination angle ? in relation to a vertical in which the phosphor plate is flat in form; and a read-out device for reading out the flat phosphor plate inclined by the inclination angle ? in relation to the vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Roland Muller, Gunther Schindlbeck, Volkmar Voigtlander, Peter Schwelle, Olaf Klabunde, Andreas Dier, Jean-Didier Labarte, Edwin Kieselbach, Rudolf Werkstetter, Werner Stahl, Johannes Holzl
  • Patent number: 7222722
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for conveying objects generally transversely to a direction of initial delivery. The apparatus uses two conveying arrangements which can move independently of one another. Each of the two conveying arrangements have a transport region and a return region. A dividing gap is arranged between the two conveying arrangements. A sliding mechanism can be positioned to at least one of adjust a length of the transport regions and adjust a length of the return regions. An equalizing mechanism can be positioned to at least one of compensate for the change in the return regions and compensate for the change in the transport regions. The sliding mechanism and the equalizing mechanism are separate mechanisms. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: E.C.H. WILL GmbH
    Inventor: Volkmar Voigtländer
  • Publication number: 20060091336
    Abstract: A device for reading out X-ray information stored in a phosphor plate for simplified and solid guiding and/or holding of phosphor plates, with at the same time a high degree of compactness, includes: a device for holding and/or conveying the phosphor plate in an orientation inclined by an inclination angle ? in relation to a vertical in which the phosphor plate is flat in form; and a read-out device for reading out the flat phosphor plate inclined by the inclination angle ? in relation to the vertical.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: Roland Muller, Gunther Schindlbeck, Volkmar Voigtlander, Peter Schwelle, Olaf Klabunde, Andreas Dier, Jean-Didier Labarte, Edwin Kieselbach, Rudolf Werkstetter, Werner Stahl, Johannes Holzl
  • Publication number: 20050229764
    Abstract: Abstract of the Disclosure A cutting tool for belts has a zigzag cutting structure with at least three cutting edges. Respectively two adjacent and transverse cutting edges are joined at a common end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 20, 2005
    Applicant: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventor: Volkmar Voigtlander
  • Publication number: 20050056523
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for conveying objects generally transversely to a direction of initial delivery. The apparatus uses two conveying arrangements which can move independently of one another. Each of the two conveying arrangements have a transport region and a return region. A dividing gap is arranged between the two conveying arrangements. A sliding mechanism can be positioned to at least one of adjust a length of the transport regions and adjust a length of the return regions. An equalizing mechanism can be positioned to at least one of compensate for the change in the return regions and compensate for the change in the transport regions. The sliding mechanism and the equalizing mechanism are separate mechanisms. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2004
    Publication date: March 17, 2005
    Applicant: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventor: Volkmar Voigtlander
  • Publication number: 20040194602
    Abstract: A cutting tool for belts has a zigzag cutting structure with at least three cutting edges. Respectively two adjacent and transverse cutting edges are joined at a common end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventor: Volkmar Voigtlander
  • Patent number: 4965455
    Abstract: An x-ray film has a flexible sheet having a front face and a rear face, a layer of an x-ray stimulable phosphor on the front face, and a layer of mangetically attractable material, for example a steel foil, on the rear face. This film is used with a film handling apparatus, normally a reader, having structure forming a flap support surface of a size at least equal to that of the film and at least one permanent magnet is imbedded in the structure and extends over the surface. Thus the rear face of the film can be adhered magnetically to the surface. An array of stripping elements is distributed over the surface and each element is displaceable through the surface between a recessed position below the surface and an advanced position projecting past the surface. An actuator can displace the elements from their withdrawn to their advanced position and thereby lift from the surface a film clinging magnetically to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: AGFA-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schneider, Jurgen Muller, Volkmar Voigtlander
  • Patent number: 4908514
    Abstract: A handling device for X-ray film cassettes with a sheet shaped receiving material sensitive to X-rays comprises an input slot for introducing a cassette, a separate output slot for removing a cassette, the input and output slots extending substantially in the vertical direction, a cassette input stack container for accommodating cassettes to be inserted into the input slot and associated with the latter, and a cassette output stack container for receiving cassettes withdrawn from the output slot and associated with the latter, the input stack container having a bottom surface which extends downwardly towards the input slot and a rearwardly inclined rear wall which borders and aligns with the input slot, the input stack container being provided with transporting unit for a first cassette accommodated in a cassette stack and having its end side aligned with the input slot, the output stack container also having a rearwardly inclined rear wall and a downwardly forwardly inclined bottom surface provided with a ca
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Walter Bauer, Jurgen Muller, Volkmar Voigtlander
  • Patent number: 4893011
    Abstract: A method and a reading station for processing a cassette containing an X-ray film coated with a layer of stimulatable phosphorus are proposed. The cassette with the film therein, before being positioned in the reading station, is exposed to X-rays to produce a latent image thereon. The film is then removed from the cassette and the phosphorus layer is brought by a laser beam scanner to luminescence so that the emitted light converts the latent image into digital electric signals stored in the central memory. The film is then erased and re-inserted into the same cassette within the reading station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1990
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert AG
    Inventors: Walter Bauer, Jurgen Muller, Volkmar Voigtlander