Patents Assigned to Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
  • Publication number: 20190255261
    Abstract: A container holder for an injector for injecting a fluid into the human or animal body includes at least one container clamping member for clamping onto a container that is filled with the fluid and a temperature control device for bringing the temperature of the container to a predefined temperature. To be able to clamp containers of different shapes and sizes onto the container holder and to bring the temperature of the containers to a desired temperature without any thermal loss, by means of the temperature control device, and to ensure easy and unimpeded clamping and removal of the container, the temperature control device is connected to a transporting device, by means of which the temperature control device can be brought into and out of thermal contact with the container that is clamped onto the container clamping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Anamaria GEANGU, Markus GÖTZ
  • Patent number: 10265108
    Abstract: A bone plate is formed with a throughgoing hole formed with a radially inwardly open outer groove. A screw fastener has a shaft engageable coaxially through the hole and a head of larger diameter than the shaft and adapted to bear axially on the plate around the hole. The shaft is formed offset from the head with a radially outwardly projecting ridge defining a radially outwardly open inner groove aligned radially with the outer groove when the fastener is fitted through the hole with the head bearing on the plate. An elastically deformable ring of a diameter generally equal to that of the hole at the outer groove is formed with at least one radially inwardly directed projection that, when the ring is fitted to the outer groove and the fastener is seated in the hole, projects radially inward into the inner groove of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Susanne Pischl, Steffen Dirr
  • Patent number: 10226352
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between vertebral bodies of the spinal column, with a main body which is formed along a longitudinal axis and at least one end of which an attachment plate with a contact surface for attachment to an adjacent vertebral body is disposed, which plate is mounted on main body pivotably about a pivot axis, arranged substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and which can be fixed at an angle relative to it or relative to the longitudinal axis. The main body is assigned at least one clamping element. The attachment plate has a clamping surface on a side facing the main body, and the clamping element is movable between a pivot configuration, in which the attachment plate is pivotable, and a clamping configuration, in which the angle and thereby the attachment plate are fixed by an interaction of the clamping element with the clamping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Julia Lorenz, Martin Schroeter, Tobias Winkler, Harry Christenhusz, Hubertus Paul Maria Ter Braak
  • Patent number: 10123806
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a tourniquet device, to which tourniquet device a first compression cuff and/or at least one second compression cuff can be connected, with the compression cuffs having different volumes. The tourniquet device has an inflation apparatus for inflating the connected compression cuff. In order to present a tourniquet apparatus that enables the most efficient and in particular fast inflation of the tourniquet cuff possible and at the same time the most error-free operation of the tourniquet apparatus possible, a parameter set for controlling an inflation process of the respective compression cuff is associated with each compression cuff and is stored in a data memory of the control apparatus. The parameter set associated with each compression cuff depends on the volume of the compression cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Krahwinkel, Armin Hänsler, Sven Erdmann
  • Patent number: 9987413
    Abstract: An injector for the injection of a fluid into human or animal bodies with a pump for the conveying of the fluid at a flow rate, and with a control device for the control of the pump and for the setting of a desired flow rate (theoretical flow) of the fluid, and a pressure measurement device coupled with the control device for the recording of the pressure of the fluid conveyed by the pump, wherein a theoretical pressure is specified for the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Felix Seibold
  • Publication number: 20180042614
    Abstract: A tourniquet cuff for placement on a limb, having an inflatable body which encloses an inflatable chamber and which can be inflated with a compressed gas so as to create blood flow restriction in the limb, with the inflatable body being formed from an elongated support made of a bendable support material extending along a longitudinal direction and from a stretchable wall made of a stretchable material attached to the support. To enable thorough and easy cleaning and sterilization of the tourniquet cuff and easy placement on a limb and to ensure the most uniform possible distribution of the pressure exerted by the tourniquet cuff on the limb, the stretchable wall is affixed to the elongated support while the stretchable material is stretched at least in the longitudinal direction. A method of manufacturing the tourniquet cuff is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Sven ERDMANN, Uwe STRIGGOW, Sarah Andrea Diana WIMBÖCK
  • Patent number: 9874207
    Abstract: A hose pump for the conveyance of a fluid conducted in a hose, with several squeezing elements and with a hose bed, which has a hose inlet, a hose outlet, a guide surface, and a counter support, in which the hose is placed lying on the guide surface and is pressed by the squeezing elements against the counter support for the conveyance of the fluid found in the hose when the hose pump is operated in a conveyance direction. The hose pump has a guiding-out device for the automatic guiding of the hose out of the hose bed, and the guiding out of the hose takes place by means of the guiding-out device during the operation of the hose pump opposite its conveyance direction. For the development of an as low-cost as possible but nevertheless reliable guiding-out device, an elevation, located on the hose outlet of the hose bed, is provided, which protrudes over the guide surface and via which the hose is conducted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Bückle
  • Publication number: 20170292510
    Abstract: A hose pump includes a hose bed having a counter support, a carrier disk rotatable relative to the counter support, and a number of pinch rollers and guide rollers arranged on the carrier disk. A guide roller is arranged between two consecutive pinch rollers, and the pinch rollers press a hose inserted into hose bed against the counter support, while pinching the hose when the carrier disk is rotating in the conveying direction to transport the fluid in the hose. To ensure reliable threading of a hose section of a pump hose, when the hose section is somewhat too short and to prevent unthreading of the inserted hose section during operation of the hose pump, the angular distance between a guide roller and the pinch roller preceding the guide roller in the conveying direction is greater than the angular distance between this guide roller and the pinch roller following the guide roller in the conveying direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Norbert BÜCKLE
  • Patent number: 9775945
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bottle holder (1) for an injection or infusion device, with a bottle receiver (2) for receiving a storage bottle, and with a spike secured on the bottle holder (1) for the purpose of punching an outlet opening into the storage bottle, or a holding means (3) for applying an exchangeable spike (4). In a development of such a bottle holder with which the infusion or injection device can be equipped as easily and as quickly as possible with a filled storage bottle, the invention proposes that the bottle receiver (2) is movable with respect to the spike (4) or with respect to the holding means (3) for the spike (4), and, when the bottle receiver (2) moves in the direction of the spike (4), a storage bottle arranged in the bottle receiver (2) is placed onto the spike (4) in such a way that the spike (4) punches an outlet opening into the storage bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Joerg Kaiser, Thomas Kranhold
  • Publication number: 20170266429
    Abstract: A connecting system for connecting a medical tubular line to a medical fluid transfer system, the tubular line including a plug-in component with a first fluid channel and the fluid transfer system including a coupling component with a second fluid channel. The plug-in component can engage in the coupling component to establish a passageway for a medical fluid, which passageway connects the fluid channels to one another. By disposing a first passive transponder in the plug-in component and a second passive transponder in the coupling component at a distance below a predefined threshold value relative to one another, communication of a read/write unit with both transponders via a single antenna is made possible when the plug-in component is engaged in the coupling component so that identification data for the identification of the tubular line and the fluid transfer system stored in the transponders can be read by a read/write unit via a single antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Uwe STRIGGOW, Felix SEIBOLD, Markus GÖTZ
  • Publication number: 20170065425
    Abstract: An implant for insertion between vertebral bodies of the spinal column, with a main body which is formed along a longitudinal axis and at least one end of which an attachment plate with a contact surface for attachment to an adjacent vertebral body is disposed, which plate is mounted on main body pivotably about a pivot axis, arranged substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, and which can be fixed at an angle relative to it or relative to the longitudinal axis. The main body is assigned at least one clamping element. The attachment plate has a clamping surface on a side facing the main body, and the clamping element is movable between a pivot configuration, in which the attachment plate is pivotable, and a clamping configuration, in which the angle and thereby the attachment plate are fixed by an interaction of the clamping element with the clamping surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Applicant: Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Julia SCHILLING, Martin SCHROETER, Tobias WINKLER, Harry CHRISTENHUSZ, Hubertus Paul Maria TER BRAAK
  • Patent number: 9566382
    Abstract: A bottle support for an injection or infusion device with a main body, which has at least one bottle holder for the holding of a neck of a supply bottle. In order to bring about as simple and quick an equipping as possible of the injection device with supply bottles with different sizes and to hold the supply bottles securely in the bottle support, provision is made so that a shaft is formed in the main body, in which a tension slide, pretensioned with a spring, is supported so it can be displaced linearly. In a first position, the tension slide locks the neck of the supply bottle, and in a second position, the neck of the supply bottle is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Norbert Bückle
  • Patent number: 9534493
    Abstract: A pressure measurement cell for use in an infusion or injection system for the injection of a fluid, with a housing in which at least one filter unit, through which the fluid under pressure is conducted, and at least one pressure transducer for the detection of the pressure of the fluid flowing from the filter unit are located. Such a pressure measurement cell is pressure-stable, causes only a slight pressure decline in the hose system of the infusion or injection system, can be produced at low cost, and makes possible a simple installation and handling when the hose system is inserted into a hose pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Frederik Fox, Uwe Striggow, Florian Kolich, Daniel Philipp
  • Publication number: 20160317735
    Abstract: A device for transferring a fluid has a main channel, at least one secondary channel leading at an opening into the main channel, and a flexible closing element for closing the secondary channel. The opening of the secondary channel can be closed in a fluid-tight manner by the flexible closing element, by pressing the closing element with an external force onto or into the opening. In order to prevent that, in the case of a negative pressure in the main channel, the flexible closing element closes the secondary channel even without application of an external force, at least one projection is associated with the or each secondary channel and arranged in the main channel in the area of the opening of the respective secondary channel, and protrudes over the opening or over a lowest level of the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Torsten KOCH
  • Patent number: 9200628
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump squeezes a hose between squeezing rollers and a counter bearing to move fluid through the hose. To compensate for production tolerances and non-uniformities in hose thickness, and to also keep the mechanical loading of the hose as low as possible during the operation of the pump, the spacing between the squeezing rollers and the active surface of the counter bearing can be varied. The counter bearing has a conical or cone-shaped adjusting surface which is supported against a complementarily shaped support surface on the pump housing. The spacing between the squeezing elements and the active surface of the counter bearing can be adjusted by moving the counter bearing relative to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andre Zupp, Uwe Schwerdtfeger
  • Patent number: 9119671
    Abstract: A fixation assembly for spinal vertebrae has an anchor fixedly seatable in a spinal vertebrae and formed with an outwardly open socket, and a pedicle rod having a front end fixedly seated in the socket and a dynamic portion adjacent the front end that is shiftable relative to the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Erich Kast
  • Patent number: 9060811
    Abstract: A pedicle-screw assembly has a screw having a threaded shaft extending along a screw axis and having a ball head. A body extending along a body axis is formed with an axially inwardly open screw-head seat in which the ball head can fit and with an oppositely axially outwardly open rod seat. A retainer fitted in the screw-head seat engages around the ball head and in the screw-head seat, and at least one pin extends radially of the body axis and seated in both the body and the retainer for pivoting of the retainer in the screw-head seat about a retainer axis substantially perpendicular to the body axis between a position with the body axis coaxial with the screw axis and a position with the body axis forming an acute axially outwardly open angle with the screw axis. The ball head is swivelable in the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Claudia Werner, Stefan Midderhoff
  • Patent number: 9034039
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implant for the insertion between vertebral bodies (2) of the spinal column, having a first contact surface (9) for the disposition on one of the adjacent vertebral bodies (2), and a second contact surface (10) for the disposition on the implant part (3, 4) comprising the other adjacent vertebral body (2). At least one elastically flexible component (11) is disposed in the force transmission chain formed by the implant part (3, 4) between the disposition surfaces of the adjacent vertebral bodies (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Marcus Richter, Nicolas Willmann, Sven Hamich
  • Patent number: 9033687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hose pump for delivering a medium conveyed through a hose, including a housing, a drive, a carrier rotatable with respect to the housing, and a plurality of squeeze rollers that are mounted rotatably on the carrier and can be driven by the drive via a gear with a sun wheel and with a first planet wheel connected so as to rotate with the respective squeeze roller, wherein rotating squeeze rollers, during operation of the pump, press a hose, which is inserted into the pump, by squeezing the hose against an abutment and in this way convey the medium onwards through the hose in the delivery direction. In order to permit easier and quicker insertion of a hose in such a hose pump, the invention proposes that, in addition to the first planet wheel, each squeeze roller is also assigned at least a second planet wheel, which is coupled to the inner circumference, acting as a hollow wheel, of the housing in order to set the carrier in rotation from the drive during operation of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ULRICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andre Zupp, Uwe Schwerdtfeger
  • Patent number: 8821552
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plate-implant for use in osteosynthesis, comprising at least one first plate component with throughbores for receiving fastening screws and a connection means, at least one second plate component with throughbores for receiving fastening screws and a receiving means for receiving a connection means. According to the invention, each plate component is slidable in one direction relative to the other plate component, the plate components being provided with a device limiting their slide path relative to each other. The device comprises a clamping screw (18) having a thread and a screw head and, in the mounted state of the two plate components (2, 3), the thread cooperates with the connection means (5) and the screw head with a longitudinal borehole (14) provided in the second plate component (3) in such a way that a clamping effect is obtained between the screw head and the longitudinal borehole (14) and between the connection means (5) and the receiving means (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Cliff-Georg Reitzig, Stephan Eckhof, Barbara Schweizer