Patents Assigned to La Calhene
  • Patent number: 11075018
    Abstract: Transfer system for sealed enclosure, said sealed enclosure defining a first closed volume and comprising at least one device for sealed connection to a second closed volume, said transfer system being intended to be arranged in said enclosure (E) and to be fixed to a wall thereof, said transfer system comprising at least one arm, a first rotating hinge between the arm intended to be arranged between the arm and said wall of the enclosure, said first rotating hinge comprising a first axis of rotation, a chute and a second rotating hinge between the arm and the chute, said second rotating hinge comprising a second axis of rotation, the chute comprising a docking edge configured to cooperate with the device for sealed connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Arthur Aubert, Wenceslas Daniel
  • Patent number: 10793174
    Abstract: A handling trolley for at least one container (C) for its leakproof connection to an insulator via hermetically sealed connection, the connection being achieved by rotation of the container (C) relative to part of the insulator about an approximately vertical axis, the trolley (CH) comprising a support plate intended to support the container (C), structure enabling displacement of the trolley relative to the floor, structure for lifting the container in order to mate the container to the insulator, the first position indexing rod (26) on the trolley (CH) relative to the insulator intended to coincide with the second position indexing rod on the insulator, and angular orientation notch (24) on the container (C) relative to the trolley (CH) such that the container (C) is in a specified position relative to the insulator when the trolley (CH) is in a position determined by the correspondence between the first and second position indexing rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Mathieu Giboyau, Wenceslas Daniel
  • Patent number: 10753142
    Abstract: The invention relates to a containment enclosure comprising two compartments (21, 22) and a sealing system between the two compartments. The sealing system (16; 23, 30) comprises a door (23) having two opposite faces (23a, 23b). The door comprises a transfer support (30) on one of its faces. According to the invention, the door allows two closed positions distinct from one another, in which positions the door forms a gastight interface between the two compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Pascal Goulay, Pascal Cochard
  • Patent number: 10748669
    Abstract: A method is described for providing selective communication between two enclosures. The first enclosure includes a first flange and a first door. The second enclosure includes a second flange and a second door. The method includes performing sequentially the steps of arranging the second flange on the first flange, axially maintaining the second flange on the first flange by snap-fitting, securing the first flange to the second flange, securing the first door to the second door, releasing the first door from the first flange, releasing the second door from the second flange, opening the first door relative to the first flange, closing the first door relative to the first flange, securing the first door to the first flange and securing the second door to the second flange, unlocking the first door from the second door, and separating the first door from the second door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Christophe Dufour, Julien Felix
  • Patent number: 9754691
    Abstract: Device for the sealed connection between a first and a second closed space, with the first closed space comprising openings closed off by a door, comprising: first part (A) for securing two closed spaces, second part (B) for securing two doors and of unlocking one of the door, third part (C) for releasing the other door, fourth part (D) for opening a passage between the two closed spaces, a control ring (48) able to be put into rotation around a longitudinal axis (X), with the rotation of the control ring (48) actuating at least the second (B), third (C) and fourth (D), parts, and a device for actuating the control ring and first means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Christophe Dufour, Julien Felix
  • Patent number: 9704607
    Abstract: A control mechanism for a device for the sealed transfer between a chamber and a container, affording a very high level of safety, comprising bolts able to open the doors in complete safety, and a protective bolt (92) able to prevent an opening movement if an attempt is made to remove the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventor: Bernard Chavrot
  • Patent number: 9704608
    Abstract: Sealed connection device between a first and a second closed space, closed off by doors, first part (A) for securing the first and second flanges to one another, second part for securing the second door and the first door in a sealed manner, part for detaching the second door from the second flange, third part for releasing the first door in relation to the first flange (18), fourth part for opening a passage between the first and the second closed space, and part for controlling the first, second, third and fourth parts allowing for the sealed connection without rotation of one of the closed spaces, the device also comprising a device for maintaining by snap fitting (34) for the second closed space in relation to the first closed space prior to the securing by the first part for securing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Christophe Dufour, Julien Felix
  • Patent number: 9683406
    Abstract: Device for the sealed connection between a first and a second closed space, with the closed spaces each comprising a flange and the first door closing off in a sealed manner an opening delimited by the flange, with the connection device comprising: first part (A) for securing the flanges, second part (B) for securing the doors in a sealed manner and of detaching of one of the doors from its flange, third part for releasing the other door in relation to the its flange, fourth part (D) for opening a passage between the first and the second closed space, the device also comprising means for locking (118) the second securing means (B) preventing the separation of the doors as long as the connection between the two closed spaces is effective, the locking means being activated automatically by the actuating of the second securing means (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Christophe Dufour, Julien Felix
  • Patent number: 9589689
    Abstract: Installation comprising at least one glove box (2) provided with a box ring (8) comprising an RFID chip (28), a glove change device (22) provided with an RFID reader (34) and an electronic board (36), a used glove (10, comprising an RFID chip (32) in the box ring (8) and a new glove (110) comprising an RFID chip (132) in the glove change device (22) for the purposes of replacing the used glove (10), a computer (46) intended to gather and process the information read by the RFID reader (34) and stored temporarily in the electronic board (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventor: Bruno Fournier
  • Patent number: 9540857
    Abstract: Mechanism for controlling a device for sealingly connecting an enclosure and a container, with the enclosure comprising a door (10) and the container comprising a door (14), with the door (10) of the enclosure containing the control mechanism (D), with that comprising a male element (34) cooperating with a recess of the door (14) of the container, with this male element (34) being rotatably movable about and translatably movable along a longitudinal axis (X) and is capable of being accommodated in the recess of the door (14), of locking the two doors (10, 14) together and of unlocking the door (14) of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Simon, Bernard Chavrot, Christophe Dufour
  • Publication number: 20160208527
    Abstract: Sealed connection device between a first and a second closed space, closed off by doors, first part (A) for securing the first and second flanges to one another, second part for securing the second door and the first door in a sealed manner, part for detaching the second door from the second flange, third part for releasing the first door in relation to the first flange (18), fourth part for opening a passage between the first and the second closed space, and part for controlling the first, second, third and fourth parts allowing for the sealed connection without rotation of one of the closed spaces, the device also comprising a device for maintaining by snap fitting (34) for the second closed space in relation to the first closed space prior to the securing by the first part for securing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Applicant: Getinge la Calhene
    Inventors: Christophe Dufour, Julien Felix
  • Patent number: 9119889
    Abstract: System for sterilization of objects (B) by electron bombardment comprising a chamber (2) provided with an inlet (4) and an outlet (6) through which objects (B) are input and output, said system between the inlet (4) and the outlet (6) comprising a treatment zone (II), a routing zone (I) upstream from the treatment zone (II) and an evacuation zone (III) downstream from the treatment zone (II), and means of conveying objects (B) from the inlet (4) to the outlet (6), the treatment zone (II) comprising at least one electron accelerator and a conveyor (9), the routing zone (I) and the evacuation zone (III) each including at least one radiation shielding wall (16) protecting against ionizing radiation and means allowing objects (B) to pass over the radiation shielding wall (16) passing over the top of said radiation shielding wall (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Philippe Liger, Patrick Clech
  • Publication number: 20150069264
    Abstract: System for sterilization of objects (B) by electron bombardment comprising a chamber (2) provided with an inlet (4) and an outlet (6) through which objects (B) are input and output, said system between the inlet (4) and the outlet (6) comprising a treatment zone (II), a routing zone (I) upstream from the treatment zone (II) and an evacuation zone (III) downstream from the treatment zone (II), and means of conveying objects (B) from the inlet (4) to the outlet (6), the treatment zone (II) comprising at least one electron accelerator and a conveyor (9), the routing zone (I) and the evacuation zone (III) each including at least one radiation shielding wall (16) protecting against ionising radiation and means allowing objects (B) to pass over the radiation shielding wall (16) passing over the top of said radiation shielding wall (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Getinge La Calhene
    Inventors: Philippe Liger, Patrick Clech
  • Publication number: 20140230963
    Abstract: Mechanism for controlling a device for sealingly connecting an enclosure and a container, with the enclosure comprising a door (10) and the container comprising a door (14), with the door (10) of the enclosure containing the control mechanism (D), with that comprising a male element (34) cooperating with a recess of the door (14) of the container, with this male element (34) being rotatably movable about and translatably movable along a longitudinal axis (X) and is capable of being accommodated in the recess of the door (14), of locking the two doors (10, 14) together and of unlocking the door (14) of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Getinge la Calhene
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Simon, Bernard Chavrot, Christophe Dufour
  • Patent number: 8220675
    Abstract: Device to change a glove used for manipulation in confined spaces, including a part to receive the hand in a flexible material, and a ring, on a longitudinal axis, around an opening in the glove for insertion of the hand, with said ring also having means for attachment to an enclosure forming a confined space, said attachment means being designed to be locked and unlocked by application of a substantially axial force, the device including a push device that is intended to be placed on the used glove, and a support that is intended to receive the new glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Getinge la Calhene
    Inventor: Michel Rohard
  • Patent number: 7800012
    Abstract: An electron gun includes a sealed chamber under vacuum. A cathode having an emitting face is placed inside the chamber. An anode forms a sealed window, formed facing the emitting face in one of the walls of the chamber. The anode is capable of allowing electrons emitted by the emitting face to pass through. A biasing apparatus sets up a voltage between the anode and the cathode, capable of accelerating these electrons towards the anode, the electrons thus accelerated forming a beam that passes through the anode. The anode and the emitting face each have a curvature, the curvature of the anode making it capable of resisting a pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the chamber and being designed to cooperate with the curvature of the emitting face to focus the electron beam outside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignees: La Calhene, Physique & Industrie
    Inventors: Michel Roche, Philippe Fontcuberta
  • Publication number: 20080217366
    Abstract: Device to change a glove used for manipulation in confined spaces, including a part to receive the hand in a flexible material, and a ring, on a longitudinal axis, around an opening in the glove for insertion of the hand, with said ring also having means for attachment to an enclosure forming a confined space, said attachment means being designed to be locked and unlocked by application of a substantially axial force, the device including a push device that is intended to be placed on the used glove, and a support that is intended to receive the new glove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: GETINGE LA CALHENE
    Inventor: Michel ROHARD
  • Patent number: 7282176
    Abstract: A method to mount handling equipment on an interface of a confinement chamber that is to contain a sterile environment. In the method a unit including the handling equipment is prepared and sterilized, and the chamber and a hidden part of the interface are sterilized after coupling impervious tooling to a chamber flange and partially opening the chamber door. The unit is then coupled to the interface. Finally, the double door formed by the equipment door and the chamber door connected to one another is opened, using a handle provided for this purpose on the equipment door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: La Calhene
    Inventors: Charles Glachet, Jean-Pierre Brossard
  • Publication number: 20070145304
    Abstract: Electron gun with focussing anode, forming a window of this gun, application to irradiation and sterilisation. This gun comprises a chamber (2) under a vacuum, containing a cathode (6) with an emitting face (8) emitting electrons, and an anode (4) formed in one of the walls of the chamber and transparent to electrons. The anode is curved to resist the pressure difference between the inside and the outside of the chamber. The emitting face is also curved and cooperates with the anode to focus electrons outside the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Applicants: LA CALHENE, PHYSIQUE & INDUSTRIE
    Inventors: Michel Roche, Philippe Fontcuberta
  • Publication number: 20050217102
    Abstract: A method to mount handling equipment on an interface of a confinement chamber that is to contain a sterile environment. In the method a unit including the handling equipment is prepared and sterilized, and the chamber and a hidden part of the interface are sterilized after coupling impervious tooling to a chamber flange and partially opening the chamber door. The unit is then coupled to the interface. Finally, the double door formed by the equipment door and the chamber door connected to one another is opened, using a handle provided for this purpose on the equipment door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Applicant: LA CALHENE
    Inventors: Charles Glachet, Jean-Pierre Brossard