Patents by Inventor Achim Muller

Achim Muller 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).

  • Publication number: 20200383583
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes an implantable intra-vascular support device for positioning against a vessel wall and an implantable sensor-actuator mounted to the support device. The sensor-actuator is drivable between a non-deployed position in which it is against the support device and a deployed position in which it is displaced away from the support device. Sensor signals are generated when in the deployed position. This system is able to monitor flow away from the edge of a vessel by deploying the sensor-actuator towards the center of the vessel. When flow monitoring does not need to take place, it can be non-deployed so that it does not present an occlusion to the flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Mark Thomas Johnson, Achim Rudolf Hilgers, Franciscus Johannes Gerardus Hakkens, Daan Anton Van Den Ende, Manfred Müller, Arjen Van Der Horst
  • Patent number: 10634531
    Abstract: A measuring tube, especially a measuring tube for an ultrasonic, flow measuring device, which measuring tube has a measuring tube wall and at least in certain regions a basic form with rotational symmetry or polygonal cross section and a straight measuring tube axis. The measuring tube includes at least one functional area for positioning a reflector, on which an acoustic signal is reflected on a signal path, and the functional area is formed integrally from the measuring tube wall. The functional area defines in at least one sectional view a circular segment, which serves as support for a reflector or the functional areas has stops, whose distal ends define in at least one sectional view a circular segment, which serves as support for a reflector, as well as an ultrasonic, flow measuring device and a method for manufacture of a measuring tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Achim Wiest, Beat Kissling, Quirin Muller, Sascha Grunwald
  • Publication number: 20200125627
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si?1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller
  • Patent number: 10583744
    Abstract: A braking system for a rail vehicle includes a target value generator for the target value of the overall braking power, a controller for determining at least one manipulated variable value on the basis of the target value and at least one actuator which transmits the manipulated variable value to the at least one braking device. The system at least approximately determines acceleration components of the rail vehicle and determines the actual value of the total braking power from the acceleration components while taking the vehicle speed and the vehicle mass into consideration. The controller is designed to control the manipulated variable value such as to reduce the control deviation between the target value and the determined actual value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FÜR SCHIENENFAHRZEUGE GMBH
    Inventors: Claus Müller, Christoph Tomberger, Ulf Friesen, Achim Vollmer
  • Publication number: 20200001844
    Abstract: A method for controlling a separating clutch in a power train of a vehicle having a drive motor and a retarder. The clutch is arranged such that a rotor of the retarder is switched into a drive connection with the motor and/or power train via the clutch and a working chamber of the retarder can be filled with an operating medium to build up a braking power such that braking torque is exerted by the retarder onto the power train and/or motor. A control system switches the clutch into a closed or an open position. The switching of the clutch into the closed position occurs depending on an input signal to the controller, and the clutch is switched back into the open position depending on essentially no medium being present in the working chamber of the retarder and that predetermined limits of an operating and/or environmental parameter are not exceeded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Adams, Achim Menne, Philipp Müller
  • Publication number: 20190333706
    Abstract: A can for an electrolytic capacitor is disclosed. In an embodiment a can for an electrolytic capacitor includes a bottom including a first area and a second area, wherein the first area is recessed relative to the second area at an outer surface of the bottom of the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Róbert Bösze, Tamás Lakatár, Naoki Sakura, Ottó Klug, László Gál, Achim Müller
  • Patent number: 10429380
    Abstract: The present invention relates to measures for determining glucose and for diagnosing diseases based on impaired glucose metabolism. In particular the present invention relates to a device comprising a hydrogel having a glucose-binding protein and a ligand of the glucose-binding protein incorporated therein, wherein the hydrogel comprises a first hydrogel matrix made of alginate and a second hydrogel matrix which forms an interpenetrating network within the first hydrogel matrix. The invention further relates to the use of such a device for determining the glucose content in a sample and to the use of the device for diagnosing impaired glucose metabolism in a test subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus
  • Publication number: 20190223768
    Abstract: An injector for transcutaneously introducing a sensor into a patient, including a cannula, a base element, a sliding element arranged displaceably on the base element, for transcutaneously introducing the cannula into the patient in an injection direction, and including an ejection element for automatically pulling the cannula out of the patient counter to the injection direction by the ejection element in an ejection operation. The injector has a locking element for the ejection element such that, in a delivery state, the ejection element is lockable in an energy-charged state, and the sliding element and the locking element are configured to interact indirectly or directly in order, in an injection state, when the cannula is introduced transcutaneously into the patient, to release the locking of the ejection element in order automatically to start the ejection operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: EyeSense GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Muller, Tom Meissner-Braun, Matthias Pischan
  • Publication number: 20190223769
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a patient using a transcutaneous sensor, having a base unit for attaching to the patient, an injector, releasably connectable to the base unit, for the transcutaneous insertion of the sensor into the patient, and a detection unit, releasably connectable to the base unit, for generating measurement data by the sensor. The base unit has a holding device which is configured to cooperate with the injector and detection unit such that, in a detection configuration with the detection unit arranged on the base unit, a contact pressure is applied to the sensor by the holding device for frictional fixing, and in an injection configuration with the injector arranged on the base unit, a lower contact pressure than in the detection configuration is applied to the sensor by the holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: EyeSense GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Muller, Tom Meissner-Braun, Matthias Pischan
  • Publication number: 20190223767
    Abstract: An injector for cm 11transcutaneously introducing a sensor into a patient, including a cannula, a sensor arranged in the cannula, a base element, a sliding element arranged displaceably on the base element in an injection direction, for transcutaneously introducing the cannula having the sensor into the patient in an injection operation. The cannula has a slot in a longitudinal direction of the cannula. The injector has a holding element arranged displaceably on the base element that, in an ejection operation, prevents the sensor from being pulled out as the cannula is withdrawn, by engaging in a distal end region of the sensor through the slot into the cannula. The holding element and/or base element have at least one fixing arrangement to automatically lock the holding element on the base element when the cannula is introduced transcutaneously into the patient. A method for transcutaneously introducing a sensor into a patient is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: EyeSense GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Muller, Tom Meissner-Braun, Matthias Pischan
  • Publication number: 20190218495
    Abstract: We have modified a commercially-available adherent cell culture bioreactor, developing a new sampling manifold configuration and new way of taking samples to reduce contamination risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Trizell Ltd.
    Inventors: Piia Kristiina VALONEN, Eva Kristiina RASANEN, Tarja Hannele TUUNANEN, Milla Jonna Karoliina KARNAATTU, Achim MULLER, Minna Kristiina KARHINEN
  • Publication number: 20190031998
    Abstract: We have modified a commercially-available adherent cell culture bioreactor in several ways to increase productivity of cultured cells, while decreasing contamination risk. We found that modifying a commercially-available adherent cell culture bioreactor to provide for slower cell culture medium flow unexpectedly and dramatically increases the productivity of the cultured adherent cells. We also developed a new sampling manifold configuration and new way of taking samples, to reduce contamination risk.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Trizell Ltd.
    Inventors: Piia Kristiina VALONEN, Hanna P. LESCH, Eva Kristiina RASANEN, Tarja Hannele TUUNANEN, Milla Jonna Karoliina KARNAATTU, Achim MULLER, Minna Kristiina KARHINEN
  • Patent number: 9826926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid or in a body tissue, particularly for determining at least one metabolite concentration in a body fluid. The sensor element comprises an implantable, one-piece shaped body, which comprises a sensor end and a coupling end. The shaped body comprises, in the area of the sensor end, at least one sensor area, which comprises at least one sensor material. The sensor material changes at least one optically measurable property in the presence of the analyte. The shaped body also has at least one optically transparent coupling part, which is designed to transmit electromagnetic radiation in at least one spectral range between the sensor area and the coupling end. In the sensor area, the shaped body has at least one optically transparent matrix material, and the analyte can at least partially diffuse through the matrix material to the sensor material. The sensor material is embedded in the matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier
  • Publication number: 20160196235
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining at least one smoothed data point (tk, sk) within a stream of data points {ti, si} with 1?i?z, k<z is disclosed. Herein, the stream of data points {ti, si} is consecutively acquired in a manner that a data point (ti, si) is acquired after an acquisition of a preceding data point (ti-1, si-1), wherein each data point (ti, si) comprises a valid value or an invalid value or a missing value for the signal si at a time ti. Herein, the signal si at the time ti comprises physical, chemical, biological, environmental, and/or technical data acquired by means of a technical set-up. According to the method, a set of data points is provided, wherein for each smoothed data point (tk, sk) a smoothing set is created. For each smoothed data point (tk, sk), trailing data resulting from large gaps are removed until it is verified whether the smoothing set comprises a minimal number of data points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Frank Küster, Roland Krivànek, Achim Müller
  • Patent number: 9244064
    Abstract: The present invention relates to measures for determining glucose and for diagnosing diseases based on impaired glucose metabolism. In particular the present invention relates to the use of a polymer-based hydrogel consisting of at least one water-soluble polymer in a sensor for enriching a dissolved glucose-binding protein, wherein the at least one water-soluble polymer is capable of interacting with the glucose-binding protein and wherein the glucose-binding protein is present in a complex with a ligand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: EYESENSE AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus
  • Patent number: 8945942
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of preparations for stabilizing isolated proteins. In particular, the use of such a preparation for stabilizing receptors in biochemical sensors is disclosed. The invention in addition relates to biochemical sensors containing such preparations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Eyesense AG
    Inventors: Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Achim Müller, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus
  • Patent number: 8652101
    Abstract: The invention relates to an implantation device for implanting a sensor element for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid or body tissue. The implantation device comprises at least one cannula for piercing a skin surface of a patient. The cannula has at least one holding area for holding the sensor element. The implantation device furthermore has at least one hydraulic container, connected to the cannula, for holding a hydraulic fluid and at least one pressure generation device. The pressure generation device is designed to apply pressure to the hydraulic fluid, wherein the sensor element can be transferred from the cannula into the body tissue using the hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: EyeSense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier
  • Patent number: 8647271
    Abstract: An implant (110) for detecting at least one analyte (126) in a body fluid, in particular an eye fluid, is proposed. The implant (110) is designed to be implanted in a tissue layer and/or a chamber of an eye of a patient, the implant (110) having a hydrogel matrix (110) with at least one hydrogel (114). The implant (110) also has sensor particles (116) dispersed in the hydrogel matrix (110), the sensor particles (116) having at least one sensor matrix (120) with a sensor matrix material (122) and at least one sensor material (124).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Eyesense AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus
  • Patent number: 8647699
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing biomedical articles, in particular, silicone hydrogel contact lenses having durable hydrophilic chitosan coating. The chitosan coating is covalently attached to the medical device by performing a crosslinking reaction between chitosan and the carboxylic groups on the surface of a medical device directly in a sealed package during autoclave. The coated biomedical articles obtainable by the process of the invention have desirable characteristics regarding adherence to the substrate, durability, hydrophilicity, wettability, biocompatibility and permeability and are thus especially useful in the field of ophthalmic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Monika Knuth, Ralf Pasternack, Jens Zotzel, Christine Reiff
  • Publication number: 20140024060
    Abstract: The present invention relates to measures for determining glucose and for diagnosing diseases based on impaired glucose metabolism. In particular the present invention relates to the use of a polymer-based hydrogel consisting of at least one water-soluble polymer in a sensor for enriching a dissolved glucose-binding protein, wherein the at least one water-soluble polymer is capable of interacting with the glucose-binding protein and wherein the glucose-binding protein is present in a complex with a ligand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Achim Müller, Peter Herbrechtsmeier, Monika Knuth, Katharina Nikolaus