Patents Assigned to Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
  • Publication number: 20200367987
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container holder for a dialysis apparatus having at least a first container receptacle, a second container receptacle, and a holding section for movably connecting the container holder to the dialysis apparatus. The first receptacle container is configured to position a first container and the second receptacle container is configured to position a second container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gesa GERCKE, Jochen RUECKERT, Thomas FAULHABER
  • Publication number: 20200368419
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for discharging wastewater, in particular used or spent dialysate, comprising a plurality of line connections 3, 4, 5 for connecting wastewater lines, in particular wastewater lines of dialysis machines. The device according to the invention is designed as a part which can stand on the bottom of a basin. Sufficient stability can be achieved on account of the weight (gravitational force) of the device alone, without it being necessary to secure the device. Recontamination is prevented effectively in that the line connections 3, 4, 5 are in fluid connection with at least one inflow line, the lower end of which is arranged so as to be spaced apart from the bottom, such that a free-fall distance is formed. In a preferred embodiment, a casing 1 surrounds the at least one inflow line 6, 7, 8. The casing 1 forms a splash guard in the form of a hood such that the wastewater, which emerges from the inflow lines 6, 7, 8 under relatively high pressure, cannot reach the surroundings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Florian ENGELN
  • Patent number: 10842924
    Abstract: The application refers to a medical treatment device a medical treatment system and a method for operating the medical treatment device and medical treatment system for treatment of a patient, comprising a sensor interface for receiving sensor data from a plurality of different external and internal peripheral sensors, a controller for processing the received sensor data in order to calculate control data and for providing the calculated control data for controlling medical treatment-related devices or for controlling a configuration of medical treatment-related apparatuses and an output interface for providing the control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH, Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Karsten Fischer, Stephen Merchant
  • Patent number: 10842926
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving patient assessment information concerning one or more subjective characteristics of a patient; determining a patient assessment score based on the received patient assessment information; and modifying operation of a medical fluid treatment machine based on the patient assessment score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Maria Teresa Parisotto, Francesco Pelliccia, Cristina Miriunis, Stefano Stuard
  • Publication number: 20200360586
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for degassing liquids comprising a degassing system, wherein the degassing system has a first degassing chamber, a second degassing chamber, a liquid store, a pump, and a supply line that connects the liquid store to the first degassing chamber; wherein the pump is connected to the first degassing chamber at the intake side and to the second degassing chamber at the pressure side; and wherein the degassing system furthermore has a return line that can be cut off and that connects the two degassing chambers to one another, and wherein the apparatus comprises a controller that is configured to operate the degassing system in a first operating mode and in a second operation mode; wherein the degassing system is connected in the first operation mode such that the pump conducts liquid away from the first degassing chamber and supplies it to a removal unit for degassed liquid; and wherein the degassing system is connected in the second operating mode such that liquid is
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Arne PETERS, Gerome FISCHER
  • Patent number: 10835660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis solution containing bicarbonate, calcium and phosphate, wherein the dialysis solution contains phosphate having a concentration in the range from up to 0.4 mmol/l, preferably in the range from up to 0.375 mmol/l, or in the range from up to 0.25 mmol/l, and particularly preferably in the range from up to 0.2 mmol/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Huppert, Pascal Mathis, Robert Berlich
  • Patent number: 10835665
    Abstract: A manually openable clamping holder for releasably fixing a single-use medical device to a medical treatment apparatus has a sensor for detecting the position of the clamping jaws of the clamping holder. With the clamping holder, the correct equipping of a medical treatment apparatus with the appropriate single-use device can be monitored economically and with simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Nicolas Beisser
  • Publication number: 20200353140
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for determining an actual pump rate and/or for calibrating a blood pump of a blood treatment apparatus connected to an extracorporeal blood circuit. The method includes providing a blood pump of a blood treatment apparatus or establishing a signal communication to a blood pump. The blood pump comprises, or is connected to at least a first source for a fluid and at least a first line of an extracorporeal blood circuit which is connected to the first source downstream. Furthermore, the blood pump comprises, or is connected to, a reception unit for receiving fluids of the first source wherein the reception unit is in fluid communication with the first line. The reception unit is arranged on or at a first weighing device such that the weight of the reception unit or of its content is determined using the weighing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Josef BEDEN, Juergen KLEWINGHAUS
  • Publication number: 20200353148
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for performing peritoneal dialysis, the apparatus comprising means for delivering dialysis fluid to the peritoneal cavity of a patient, a measurement device for measuring the fluid pressure of the delivered dialysis fluid and/or the fluid pressure in the peritoneal cavity, i.e. the intraperitoneal pressure and/or any pressure related thereto, and a control unit operably connected to said means and the measurement device, wherein the control unit is configured to effect an inflow or outflow phase encompassing a series of fill-and-measurement or drain-and-measurement steps, each step comprising delivering a predetermined quantity of dialysis fluid to the peritoneal cavity or draining a predetermined quantity of dialysis fluid from the peritoneal cavity and subsequently measuring and recording a pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Paul CHAMNEY, Peter WABEL, Klaus WOLF
  • Patent number: 10828411
    Abstract: An apparatus for a tidal peritoneal dialysis treatment that includes a sequence of cycles each having a filling period, a dwell period, and a drain period, includes a cycler and a processor. The cycler fills a patient's abdominal cavity with a specific inflow volume of fresh dialysis solution up to a specific patient volume in the filling period, and empties consumed dialysis solution from the cavity up to a specific tidal outflow target in the drain period. The processor controls the cycler in an operating mode such that the drain period is ended before reaching the tidal outflow target, so that a permitted residual volume remains in the abdominal cavity. A switch is made to a filling period, with the filling period being carried out such that the filling volume of the patient lies at a permitted patient volume above the specific patient volume on completion of the filling period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Wolf, Erik Griessmann
  • Publication number: 20200338332
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for clamping a hose line, comprising a clamping body 19, an electromagnetic actuation unit 20 for the clamping body and a monitoring device 23 which monitors the position of the clamping body, the actuation unit 20 comprising a coil 21 for generating a magnetic field. The invention also relates to a medical treatment apparatus, in particular an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, comprising an apparatus 14 for clamping a hose line, and to a method for monitoring an apparatus for clamping a hose line. The monitoring device 23 has a measurement device 24 for measuring an electrical property of the coil 21 that is dependent on the position of the clamping body 19, and an evaluation device 25 for determining the position of the clamping body 19 on the basis of the electrical property of the coil. Given that only one electrical property of the coil 21 is monitored, an additional mechanical component is not required for monitoring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias GROBER
  • Publication number: 20200338309
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (100) for data-dependent automated cannulation of patient blood vessels, in particular for hemodialysis, comprising: at least one cannulation robot (1) configured for automated cannulating of patient blood vessels, a control system (50, 51) comprising at least one data processing device and which is configured to implement a control procedure which controls the at least one cannulation robot subject to program parameters, at least one user interface device (80), enabling user input by means of which a patient is registered in the control system (50, 51), whereby in consequence of this control system registration procedure, an individually assigned patient identifier, which is referred to as the registered patient identifier, is used for the registered patient, and wherein the control system is configured to define the program parameters as a function of the registered patient identifier and control the at least one cannulation robot (1) as a function of the registered patient
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    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: 20200338249
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment device comprising a hydraulic system II comprising a plurality of flow paths, the blood treatment device having a control unit 40 which provides an operating mode for disinfecting the hydraulic system with a liquid which can be supplied via one of the flow paths. Moreover, the invention relates to a method for operating an extracorporeal blood treatment device with a hydraulic system comprising a plurality of flow paths. The blood treatment device according to the invention is characterized in that the hydraulic system II has a valve device 23 which provides several switching positions. The valve device 23 has an inlet 25A for the liquid for disinfecting the hydraulic system and a plurality of outlets 26A, 27A, 28A, wherein in a switching position the inlet 25A is connected to one of the outlets 26A, 27A, 28A and in another switching position the inlet is connected to a plurality of outlets 26A, 27A, 28A.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Tobias IRRGANG
  • Publication number: 20200330742
    Abstract: The invention relates to a clamp (1), which is such that the clamp (1) can accommodate a fluid-carrying duct (L), that the clamp (1) in a resting state can compress the accommodated fluid-carrying channel (L), and that in a working state the clamp (1) can accommodate the fluid-carrying channel (L) so that the fluid-carrying channel (L) is not compressed, wherein the clamp (1) has a first permanent magnet (M1) and a second permanent magnet (M2), the permanent magnets (M1, M2) being arranged at a distance from one another, such that the permanent magnets (M1, M2) can be rotated at least about an angle relative to one another, the relative rotation of the permanent magnets (M1, M2) to one another resulting in a reduction in the distance (d), the resting state being made available at a first angle and the working state being made available at a second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas BEISSER, Arne PETERS, Alexander HEIDE, Gerome FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20200330673
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for carrying out an extracorporeal blood treatment in which a substitution fluid is administered to the patient, wherein the apparatus comprises an extracorporeal blood circuit and a substitution line opening into the extracorporeal blood circuit, wherein the substitution line has at least one heating container, and wherein a pump is arranged in the substitution line downstream of the heating container or containers for the conveying of substitution fluid into the extracorporeal blood circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Lars BREUEL, Gerhard MAGER, Gerhard VERCH, Juergen KLEWINGHAUS
  • Patent number: 10806841
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a plurality of medical treatment units that are respectively associated with a patient, and a plurality of peripheral appliances also respectively associated with a patient. The peripheral appliances transmit control signals and patient signals to the treatment units, while the treatment units receive the control signals and patient signals from the peripheral appliances. The system ensures that the treatment units do not receive patient signals from other peripheral appliances that are not associated with the particular patient. The operating staff allocate a peripheral appliance to a patient and confirm the successful association of the peripheral appliance with the treatment unit allocated to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Christoph Konig
  • Patent number: 10799627
    Abstract: A method associated with a system having a medical device that consumes energy during operation and an additional energy consumer is directed to optimizing energy consumption. The method includes providing a treatment plan information, which predetermines a temporal sequence for using the medical device, providing interaction information, which predetermines an interaction between the use of the medical device and the additional energy consumer, and providing control information for actuating the additional energy consumer based on the treatment plan information and the interaction information, so as to optimize the energy consumption of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Braun, Marco Graefe
  • Publication number: 20200315458
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of disinfecting a region, in particular a skin region of a patient, wherein the method comprises the following steps: a) Application of an optically effective substance to the region; and b) Application of a disinfectant to the region, wherein the optically effective substance and the disinfectant are configured such that the optically effective substance is removed by the disinfectant or its optical properties are changed by the disinfectant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Pascal KOPPERSCHMIDT
  • Patent number: 10794791
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for checking a connection between a compressed air outlet of a blood treatment apparatus and a pressure measuring line of an extracorporeal blood tubing set. The methods disclosed include providing a blood treatment apparatus having a compressed air line. A compressed air device is in fluid communication with the compressed air line for generating pressure within the compressed air line. A compressed air outlet is in fluid communication with both the compressed air line and an exterior of the blood treatment apparatus. The compressed air outlet is connectable with a pressure measuring line and a pressure sensor. The method also includes building up a pressure and an air flow in the compressed air line and/or at the compressed air outlet, measuring a pressure at the compressed air outlet or in the compressed air line, and evaluating an increase of the measured pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Beden
  • Patent number: 10792412
    Abstract: A method for venting a dialyzer which has a dialyzate chamber, a blood chamber and a semi-permeable dialyzer membrane separating these two chambers. An overpressure is generated in the dialyzate chamber with respect to the blood chamber for removing air inclusions lying at the surface of the membrane at the dialyzate chamber side after a filling of the dialyzate chamber and before a filling of the blood chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Kloeffel, Thomas Nuernberger