Patents by Inventor Andreas Fiol

Andreas Fiol 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).

  • Patent number: 9687617
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid, particularly for medical aerosol treatment is proposed. To allow easier operation and confer improved operational reliability a sealed container holding the fluid is already arranged in the nebulizer when it is supplied and the nebulizer is constructed so that the container is opened inside the nebulizer before or during the first use of the nebulizer. For this purpose, a transportation lock is provided for the sealed container which, in the delivery state, is in engagement with the sealed container in a manner preventing the sealed container from moving axially in the nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Böck, Florian Witte, Ralf Thömmes, Christian Golberg, Timo von Brunn, Andreas Fiol
  • Publication number: 20170128680
    Abstract: A system with a nebulizer as well as a container with a fluid and an indicator device for such a nebulizer are proposed. A check scheme is used for indicating the number of containers already used with the nebulizer or which still can be used with the nebulizer. The indicator device indicates the number of uses performed or still possible with the current container. The indicator device is adapted to let stepwise appear a color sequence and/or replacement symbol when approaching a predetermined number of uses with the container. Further, the indicator device can show markings in braille.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Joachim EICHER, Andreas FIOL, Martin MEISENHEIMER
  • Patent number: 8997735
    Abstract: A nebulizer having an insertable container and a monitoring device for counting actuations of the nebulizer is proposed. The monitoring device is mounted in a detachable housing part and directly detects movements of container during a nebulizing process, an air supply current in the region of a mouthpiece, and/or the production of aerosol, in order to detect this as the actual dispensing of fluid and actuation of the nebulizer, while preferably the time of actuation of the nebulizer is additionally detected and stored. This allows better monitoring and guidance for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Zierenberg, Klaus Noehl, Johannes Geser, Gilbert Wuttke, Stefan Kaulmann, Hubert Kunze, Andreas Fiol
  • Publication number: 20140158118
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid, particularly for medical aerosol treatment is proposed. To allow easier operation and confer improved operational reliability a sealed container holding the fluid is already arranged in the nebulizer when it is supplied and the nebulizer is constructed so that the container is opened inside the nebulizer before or during the first use of the nebulizer. For this purpose, a transportation lock is provided for the sealed container which, in the delivery state, is in engagement with the sealed container in a manner preventing the sealed container from moving axially in the nebulizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Böck, Florian Witte, Ralf Thömmes, Christian Golberg, Timo von Brunn, Andreas Fiol
  • Patent number: 8656910
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid, particularly for medical aerosol treatment is proposed. To allow easier operation and confer improved operational reliability a sealed container holding the fluid is already arranged in the nebulizer when it is supplied and the nebulizer is constructed so that the container is opened inside the nebulizer before or during the first use of the nebulizer. Alternatively, or in addition, the nebulizer is constructed so that the container cannot be replaced, and in particular, cannot be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Georg Boeck, Florian Witte, Ralf Thoemmes, Christian Golberg, Timo Von Brunn, Andreas Fiol
  • Publication number: 20110048415
    Abstract: A nebulizer having an insertable container and a monitoring device for counting actuations of the nebulizer is proposed. The monitoring device is mounted in a detachable housing part and directly detects movements of container during a nebulizing process, an air supply current in the region of a mouthpiece, and/or the production of aerosol, in order to detect this as the actual dispensing of fluid and actuation of the nebulizer, while preferably the time of actuation of the nebulizer is additionally detected and stored. This allows better monitoring and guidance for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd ZIERENBERG, Klaus NOEHL, Johannes GESER, Gilbert WUTTKE, Stefan KAULMANN, Hubert KUNZE, Andreas FIOL
  • Patent number: 7849851
    Abstract: A nebulizer having an insertable container and a monitoring device for counting actuations of the nebulizer is proposed. The monitoring device is mounted in a detachable housing part and directly detects movements of container during a nebulizing process, an air supply current in the region of a mouthpiece, and/or the production of aerosol, in order to detect this as the actual dispensing of fluid and actuation of the nebulizer, while preferably the time of actuation of the nebulizer is additionally detected and stored. This allows better monitoring and guidance for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Zierenberg, Klaus Noehl, Johannes Geser, Gilbert Wuttke, Stefan Kaulmann, Hubert Kunze, Andreas Fiol
  • Patent number: 7802568
    Abstract: For meteredly dispensing a liquid over a period of several months from a container which can be stored over a long period of time, the need is for a container which is practically diffusion-tight and in which the liquid does not come into contact with the ambient atmosphere. The cartridge according to the invention is a three-shell container comprising a collapsible bag which contains the liquid, a container which is stable in respect of shape and a stiff metal casing. The cartridge can be releasably connected to a dispensing device. The cartridge can be provided with a micro-opening with which the time for pressure equalisation between the cartridge and the ambient atmosphere can be adjusted. The cartridge is suitable for aqueous and for alcoholic liquids which contain a pharmaceutically active substance. The liquid in the cartridge is protected from external influences. The cartridge can be used in an atomiser for producing an inhalable aerosol for the treatment of illnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann, Michael Schyra, Gilbert Wuttke, Andreas Fiol, Heinrich Kladders, Dieter Hochrainer, Bernd Zierenberg
  • Patent number: 7726588
    Abstract: A locking tensioning mechanism for a miniaturised high pressure generator is disclosed, which mechanism will allow delivery of a set volume of a liquid, and the volume to be delivered by a high pressure generator can be altered subsequently by adjusting one of the stops of the spring component, which locking tensioning mechanism may be used in a high pressure generator for producing an inhalable aerosol or in a needleless injector for injecting a volume of a liquid into animal or plant tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Andreas Fiol, Joachim Eicher
  • Patent number: 7665461
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid and a container holding the fluid which is insertable in the nebulizer are proposed. To improve safety in use it is proposed that the nebulizer comprises first coding means and the container is associated with second coding means, so that the container can only be inserted in the nebulizer or used therewith if the codes match. Preferably, the code associated with the container comprises clear identification of the fluid contained in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Zierenberg, Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Guido Schmiedel, Hubert Kunze, Matthias Hausmann, Christian Golberg, Johannes Geser, Andreas Fiol
  • Publication number: 20060027233
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a fluid and a container holding the fluid which is insertable in the nebulizer are proposed. To improve safety in use it is proposed that the nebulizer comprises first coding means and the container is associated with second coding means, so that the container can only be inserted in the nebulizer or used therewith if the codes match. Preferably, the code associated with the container comprises clear identification of the fluid contained in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Zierenberg, Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Guido Schmiedel, Hubert Kunze, Matthias Hausmann, Christian Golberg, Johannes Geser, Andreas Fiol
  • Publication number: 20060016449
    Abstract: For meteredly dispensing a liquid over a period of several months from a container which can be stored over a long period of time, the need is for a container which is practically diffusion-tight and in which the liquid does not come into contact with the ambient atmosphere. The cartridge according to the invention is a three-shell container comprising a collapsible bag which contains the liquid, a container which is stable in respect of shape and a stiff metal casing. The cartridge can be releasably connected to a dispensing device. The cartridge can be provided with a micro-opening with which the time for pressure equalisation between the cartridge and the ambient atmosphere can be adjusted. The cartridge is suitable for aqueous and for alcoholic liquids which contain a pharmaceutically active substance. The liquid in the cartridge is protected from external influences. The cartridge can be used in an atomiser for producing an inhalable aerosol for the treatment of illnesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Publication date: January 26, 2006
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann, Michael Schyra, Gilbert Wuttke, Andreas Fiol, Heinrich Kladders, Dieter Hochrainer, Bernd Zierenberg
  • Patent number: 6988496
    Abstract: For meteredly dispensing a liquid over a period of several months from a container which can be stored over a long period of time, the need is for a container which is practically diffusion-tight and in which the liquid does not come into contact with the ambient atmosphere. The cartridge according to the invention is a three-shell container comprising a collapsible bag which contains the liquid, a container which is stable in respect of shape and a stiff metal casing. The cartridge can be releasably connected to a dispensing device. The cartridge can be provided with a micro-opening with which the time for pressure equalisation between the cartridge and the ambient atmosphere can be adjusted. The cartridge is suitable for aqueous and for alcoholic liquids which contain a pharmacologically active substance. The liquid in the cartridge is protected from external influences. The cartridge can be used in an atomiser for producing an inhalable aerosol for the treatment of illnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann, Michael Schyra, Gilbert Wuttke, Andreas Fiol, Heinrich Kladders, Dieter Hochrainer, Bernd Zierenberg
  • Publication number: 20050269424
    Abstract: A locking tensioning mechanism for a miniaturised high pressure generator is disclosed, which mechanism will allow delivery of a set volume of a liquid, and the volume to be delivered by a high pressure generator can be altered subsequently by adjusting one of the stops of the spring component, which locking tensioning mechanism may be used in a high pressure generator for producing an inhalable aerosol or in a needleless injector for injecting a volume of a liquid into animal or plant tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2005
    Publication date: December 8, 2005
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Andreas Fiol, Joachim Eicher
  • Publication number: 20050247305
    Abstract: A nebulizer having an insertable container and a monitoring device for counting actuations of the nebulizer is proposed. The monitoring device is mounted in a detachable housing part and directly detects movements of container during a nebulizing process, an air supply current in the region of a mouthpiece, and/or the production of aerosol, in order to detect this as the actual dispensing of fluid and actuation of the nebulizer, while preferably the time of actuation of the nebulizer is additionally detected and stored. This allows better monitoring and guidance for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Zierenberg, Klaus Noehl, Johannes Geser, Gilbert Wuttke, Stefan Kaulmann, Hubert Kunze, Andreas Fiol
  • Patent number: 6945472
    Abstract: A locking tensioning mechanism for a miniaturised high pressure generator is disclosed, which mechanism will allow delivery of a set volume of a liquid, and the volume to be delivered by a high pressure generator can be altered subsequently by adjusting one of the stops of the spring component, which locking tensioning mechanism may be used in a high pressure generator for producing an inhalable aerosol or in a needleless injector for injecting a volume of a liquid into animal or plant tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Andreas Fiol, Joachim Eicher
  • Publication number: 20030042336
    Abstract: A locking tensioning mechanism for a miniaturised high pressure generator is disclosed, which mechanism will allow delivery of a set volume of a liquid, and the volume to be delivered by a high pressure generator can be altered subsequently by adjusting one of the stops of the spring component, which locking tensioning mechanism may be used in a high pressure generator for producing an inhalable aerosol or in a needleless injector for injecting a volume of a liquid into animal or plant tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 6, 2003
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Wuttke, Michael Schyra, Andreas Fiol, Joachim Eicher
  • Patent number: 6149054
    Abstract: A metering apparatus for metering for example a medicament requires a device with which the number of metering portions is displayed. The known display devices however are not suitable for a metering apparatus having two housing portions which are rotatable relative to each other. The mechanical counter for a metering apparatus of that kind comprises at least one spindle with rotary locking, whose axis extends in parallel relationship with the axis of the metering apparatus and which is disposed in the region of a peripheral surface of the apparatus. The spindle is automatically driven by way of a transmission assembly when the metering apparatus is actuated. The number of metering portions already discharged and the number of petering portions permitted in total is quasi-continuously displayed by the mechanical counter. The transmission ration of the transmission assembly can be designed to cover a wide range. The cursor serving for display purposes can be reset on the spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Pasquale Cirrillo, Joachim Eicher, Andreas Fiol