Patents Assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 10485913
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for testing at least one function of a medical functional device which is inserted in and connected and compressed with a medical treatment apparatus, and/or a function of this treatment apparatus, wherein between a hydraulic device or a pneumatic unit of the treatment apparatus and the functional device at least one fluid communication is established. It further relates to a detection device which is programmed and/or configured for executing the method according to the invention as well as a medical treatment apparatus which comprises at least one detection device and/or is in signal transmission or is connected for signal transmission with it, a digital storage medium, a computer program product as well as a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Joachim Manke, Ralf Mueller, Ingo Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20190351122
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for preparing ready-to-use solutions for peritoneal dialysis that has a sterilization compartment; a filling line leading to the sterilization compartment and having a connector arranged at its end at the compartment side for connecting a disposable; a water treatment system arranged in the filling line; and a sealing system. The invention further relates to a disposable for preparing ready-to-use solutions for peritoneal dialysis in such an apparatus and to a method of preparing ready-to-use solutions for peritoneal dialysis using such an apparatus and such a disposable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan WEISS
  • Publication number: 20190353159
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuating device (1) for mechanically controlling a membrane pump device (2), having a base body (4) which comprises a mounting face (7) for a membrane pump device (2) and through which a control fluid line (33, 35) passes which extends from a control fluid port (78, 79) to a control fluid opening (34, 36) which opens at the mounting face (7), a control fluid valve (74, 75) being arranged in the control fluid line (33, 35), which control fluid valve is designed to influence a cross section of the control fluid line (33, 35), and having an adjustment device (9, 14), which comprises a fluid actuator (38) arranged on the mounting face (7) for providing an adjustment movement, and a working fluid valve (81, 82) which is designed to influence a cross section of a working fluid line (85, 86) which passes through the base body (4), and the control fluid valve (74, 75) and the working fluid valve (81, 82) being electrically connected to a control device (70) which is designed to electrical
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jens ANDERLE, Hannes WIRTL
  • Publication number: 20190345925
    Abstract: The invention relates to a membrane pump device 2 for conveying fluids, in particular medical liquids for blood treatment. The invention furthermore relates to a membrane pump with a membrane pump device 2 and an actuating device 1 for the membrane pump device 2. The membrane pump device 2 has a pump chamber body 253 in which a recess, which is closed by an elastic membrane 201 to form a pump chamber 252, is constructed. The membrane pump device 2 moreover comprises an inward flow path 219 which connects an entry connection 204 to an inlet opening 215 of the pump chamber 252, and an outward flow path 223 which connects an outlet opening 216 of the pump chamber 252 to an exit connection 205. An inlet valve 202 is provided in the inward flow path 219 and an outlet valve 203 is provided in the outward flow path 223.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Jens ANDERLE
  • Publication number: 20190344067
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling component for a fluid coupling (1) for releasably connecting fluid-conveying components, in particular fluid-conveying components in medical equipment, wherein the coupling component comprises a coupling housing (14) through which a fluid channel (17) passes in regions and which is provided with a coupling recess (7) that is sunken into a surface (15) of the coupling housing (14), wherein a channel opening (18) of the fluid channel (17) ends at an end face (19) of the coupling recess (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jens ANDERLE, Hannes WIRTL
  • Patent number: 10471198
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blood treatment device comprising an attachment unit 7 for attaching a functional unit 1 intended for single use for carrying out the blood treatment. The blood treatment device according to the invention is characterised by a monitoring unit 8 for monitoring the operability and/or the operating state of the functional unit 1, which functional unit comprises at least one light transmitter 17A, 18A and at least one light receiver 17B, 18B. The light transmitter and light receiver are arranged in the monitoring unit 8 according to the invention on one side of the functional unit 1. The arrangement of the light transmitter and light receiver on the same side has the advantage that the monitoring unit 8 can be integrated into the attachment unit 7 of the blood treatment device without any major structural modifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Gerlach, Jurgen Hacker, Joachim Noack, Peter Scheunert
  • Patent number: 10471194
    Abstract: A dialysis machine that includes a valve member having a deformable area configured to deform outwardly away when pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member. The valve member is configured so that, when a dialysis fluid cassette is disposed in a cassette compartment of the dialysis machine and pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member, the deformable area obstructs a fluid channel of the dialysis fluid cassette to control dialysis fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Beden, Uwe Hahmann, Martin Herklotz, Martin Lauer, Joachim Manke, Peter Scheunert, Manfred Weis, Alexander Bongers
  • Patent number: 10471197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for a container with a spiking solution for individual adjustment of dialysis solutions and/or dialysis concentrates. The connector ensures a contamination-free introduction of the spiking solution into the container of the dialysis solution and/or of the dialysis concentrate and reliable labeling of same as soon as the original contents have been altered by adding a spiking solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Patent number: 10471196
    Abstract: A fluid cassette, for example, a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body embodied as a hard part and, optionally, a film which is connected to the hard part and at least partially covers the hard part, wherein the hard part comprises at least one first alignment device, and a second alignment device which are optionally arranged at first and second opposite sides of the fluid cassette or are attached thereon. The disclosure relates in addition to a blood treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20190336674
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for the automatic deaerating and filling of a catheter connected to a blood vessel of a patient with blood, in particular in preparation for hemodialysis, and in particularly by means of a cannulation robot. The invention implements this in particular by the deaerating and filling of a fluid channel fluidly connected to the catheter by means of a deaeration device, by the detecting of the deaerating and/or filling of the fluid channel by a sensor device which generates a measurement signal containing information on the deaerating and/or filling of the fluid channel, and by the controlling of the deaeration device as a function of the measure-ment signal by means of a control device with electrical circuitry so as to achieve the automated deaerating and/or filling of the fluid channel and the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Olaf SCHERMEIER, Kirill KOULECHOV
  • Publication number: 20190341144
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for transmitting operating and machine data of a medical device (500), preferably a dialysis device, to an evaluation device (60), wherein the apparatus (100) comprises a data input (12) for receiving operating and machine data of the medical device (500), a programmable storage unit (20) which is configured to store at least a portion of the operating and machine data that is received, a voltage input (11) which is configured to supply the apparatus (100) with an operating voltage provided by the medical device (500), and a transmission unit (30) which is configured to transmit the stored operating and machine data to the evaluation device (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter STOHLEIN, Jurgen SCHULLER, Achim EBERLEIN
  • Publication number: 20190336669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dialysis treatment unit in which the connecting line to the central concentrate supply is also rinsed in the rinsing or cleaning process in order to prevent deposits therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Pia DANIEL, Stephan GOESSMANN, Klaus KARL, Georg VERCH
  • Publication number: 20190336705
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gripper apparatus for a cannulation robot and for gripping a cannula having a cannula holder. The gripper apparatus comprises two gripper elements and a moving device. The two gripper elements can be moved relative to each other and work in concert to grip the cannula holder. The moving device is designed to move the two gripper elements relative to each other and at least one of the gripper elements relative to the cannula holder. The gripper apparatus can thereby be brought into a gripping state, in which at least one of the gripper elements is engaged with the cannula holder, by means of the moving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Pascal KOPPERSCHMIDT, Pia DANIEL, Reiner SPICKERMANN, Otto ARKOSSY, Cacilia SCHOLZ, Kai-Uwe RITTER, Elke SCHULTE, Christopher HAUKE
  • Publication number: 20190329018
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and to a method for filling a solution bag for dialysis with a liquid, wherein the apparatus comprises a needle for introduction into a filling line or filling opening of the bag, wherein the needle is a double wall needle having a preferably thermally conductive outer wall and having an inner wall, with a thermal insulation being present between the outer wall and the inner wall; and with a heating element being provided that is configured to heat the outer side of the outer wall to a temperature above the temperature of the inner side of the inner wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Benedict GLASER
  • Patent number: 10456425
    Abstract: The invention is in the field of regenerative medicine. It has been found that the conditioned medium of non-oval pluripotent liver progenitor cells exerts a tissue regenerating effect. A preparation of the cell free conditioned medium is therefore useful in the treatment of injury and organ failure, preferably liver and/or injury or failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Maria Beatriz Herrera Sanchez, Valentina Fonsato, Ciro Tetta, Giovanni Camussi
  • Publication number: 20190321533
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment device for carrying out an extracorporeal blood treatment, in which blood flows in an extracorporeal blood circuit A through the blood chamber 2 of a dialyser 1 which is divided by a semi-permeable membrane 4 into the blood chamber 2 and a dialysate chamber 3. The invention further relates a method for monitoring the integrity of a dialyser 1. The blood treatment device provides a preparation mode in preparation for the blood treatment, in which the dialysate chamber 3 of the dialyser 1 (filter) is filled with a liquid, while the blood chamber 2 is not filled with blood, and a treatment mode following the preparation mode, in which blood is conveyed through the blood chamber 2. For monitoring the integrity of the dialyser 1, in the preparation mode the fluid system B including the dialysate chamber 3, or a portion of the fluid system including the dialysate chamber, is filled with a liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jurgen HACKER, Soren GRONAU
  • Patent number: 10449282
    Abstract: A combination includes a container having a connecting portion, and a fluid preparation device, in particular a dialysis machine. The fluid preparation device is configured for mounting and connecting the connecting portion of the container. The fluid preparation device includes at least one line in fluid communication with an interior of the container in the connected position of the container. The container is filled with a first medium, and includes a reservoir containing a second medium. The fluid preparation device includes a rod-shaped element for opening the reservoir so that the first medium and the second medium are mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10449285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling a blood treatment apparatus, with the conveying of blood using a blood pump, with the patient venous tubing clamp closed, until a predetermined volume of fluid has passed out of the blood tubing set through the membrane and into the dialysis fluid chamber. It also relates to a control and regulating apparatus and a treatment apparatus. It further relates to a computer program, a computer program product and a digital storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Chamney, Pascal Kopperschmidt, Wolfgang Wehmeyer
  • Patent number: 10449281
    Abstract: A method and a device use pulsed flow profiles in the addition of a solution to an extracorporeal circulation to improve the mixing of the added solution with the blood, in particular in regional anticoagulation with citrate. Extracorporeal blood treatment processes are usually carried out with anticoagulation of the blood. In regional anticoagulation with citrate, sometimes a clot is observed in the extracorporeal blood circulation at the point of addition of the calcium infusion solution. If the extracorporeal circulation becomes occluded, the treatment must be interrupted. To prevent this, the method and device add the calcium infusion solution with a pulsed flow profile, with which better mixing is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Arne Peters
  • Patent number: D867597
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Rene Bauer, Thomas Faulhaber, Daniel Pelzl, Fabio Rezzonico