Patents by Inventor Anke Lenz

Anke Lenz 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: 11059007
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor (10) of a dual centrifuge wherein the rotor has a rotor head (12) and an additional rotational mechanism for at least one rotational unit (22) which is provided in the rotor head (12) and comprises a bearing unit (70) and a rotational head (24) that is connected to the bearing unit (70) which is rotatably mounted and can be driven relative to the rotor head (12) by an additional rotational mechanism, an opening (16) for the rotational unit (22) being provided in which the rotational unit is accommodated and by means of which the bearing (70) is arranged such that it is fixed relative to the rotor head (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ANDREAS HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jovan Dobos, Anke Lenz, Ulrich Massing, Klaus-Guenter Eberle
  • Patent number: 10751731
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotational unit (10) for a rotor of a dual centrifuge, said rotational unit having a bearing (14) and a rotational head (24) which is connected to the bearing (14), is mounted therein such that it can rotate about an axis of rotation and can be driven relative to the rotor by an additional rotational mechanism of the centrifuge, the rotational head (24) being detachably connected to the receiving unit (40, 80) for conjoint rotation, which receiving unit comprises a sample container receptacle (60, 70, 100, 110) for at least one sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ADREAS HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Jovan Dobos, Klaus-Guenter Eberle, Ulrich Massing, Anke Lenz
  • Patent number: 10682616
    Abstract: A dual centrifuge (10) embodies the following: a driveshaft (16), a rotor (20), which is mounted on the driveshaft (16) and which can be removed axially in a removal direction (E), for a dual centrifuge, having at least one rotational unit (30); an opening (18) in the rotor (20), wherein an end region (16a) of the driveshaft (16) at least engages into said opening; and an additional drive mechanism (32) for the rotational unit or the rotational units (30). The dual centrifuge additionally has a design for operating various additional types of rotors; however, only one rotor (20, 40, 50) can be arranged on the driveshaft (16) at all times. The various rotor types (40, 50) are also adapted to the additional drive mechanism (32) for the rotational units (30) such that the function is not adversely affected. A design for operating at least one angular head rotor (40) and a swing-out rotor (50). For this purpose, the driveshaft (16) and the various rotor types (40, 50) are adapted to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ANDREAS HETTICH GmbH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Anke Lenz, Ulrich Massing, Klaus-Guenter Eberle, Vittorio Ziroli
  • Publication number: 20180036694
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dual centrifuge (10) which has the following: a driveshaft (16), a rotor (20), which is mounted on the driveshaft (16) and which can be removed axially in a removal direction (E), for a dual centrifuge, having at least one rotational unit (30); an opening (18) in the rotor (20), wherein an end region (16a) of the driveshaft (16) at least engages into said opening; and an additional drive mechanism (32) for the rotational unit or the rotational units (30). The dual centrifuge additionally has a design for operating various additional types of rotors; however, only one rotor (20, 40, 50) can be arranged on the driveshaft (16) at all times. The various rotor types (40, 50) are also adapted to the additional drive mechanism (32) for the rotational units (30) such that the function is not adversely affected. The invention is characterized by a design for operating at least one angular head rotor (40) and a swing-out rotor (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Anke LENZ, Prof. Dr. Ulrich MASSING, Klaus-Guenter EBERLE, Vittorio ZIROLI
  • Publication number: 20170348704
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotational unit (10) for a rotor of a dual centrifuge, said rotational unit having a bearing (14) and a rotational head (24) which is connected to the bearing (14), is mounted therein such that it can rotate about an axis of rotation and can be driven relative to the rotor by an additional rotational mechanism of the centrifuge, the rotational head (24) being detachably connected to the receiving unit (40, 80) for conjoint rotation, which receiving unit comprises a sample container receptacle (60, 70, 100, 110) for at least one sample container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: ANDREAS HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: JOVAN DOBOS, KLAUS-GUENTER EBERLE, ULRICH MASSING, ANKE LENZ
  • Publication number: 20170348653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotor (10) of a dual centrifuge, said rotor having a rotor head (12) and an additional rotational mechanism for at least one rotational unit (22) which is provided in the rotor head (12) and comprises a bearing (70) and a rotational head (24) that is connected to the bearing (70), is rotatably mounted therein and can be driven relative to the rotor head (12) by means of the additional rotational mechanism, an opening (16) for the rotational unit (22) being provided in which the rotational unit is accommodated and by means of which the bearing (70) is arranged such that it is fixed relative to the rotor head (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: ANDREAS HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: JOVAN DOBOS, ANKE LENZ, ULRICH MASSING, KLAUS-GUENTER EBERLE
  • Publication number: 20150174539
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the homogenization and separation of media (10), comprising a centrifuge (40, 70) having a centrifuge rotor (14, 44, 74) which can be rotated about a motor axis (A) of a centrifuge motor (12, 42, 72) and which includes a rotor body, connected to which is at least one rotation unit (16, 48, 80) in such a way that it is additionally adapted to be rotatable about an axis of rotation of a rotation unit, which axis is different from the motor axis (A), and that it can be driven via a rotation unit drive, with means being provided which can be used to set at least two different rotation speeds of the rotation unit (16, 48, 80), and furthermore the rotation unit (16, 48, 80) has toothing (8) on its periphery by which the rotation unit (16, 48, 80) can be driven. The invention is characterized in that the rotation unit drive comprises toothing which is associated with the centrifuge motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Applicants: KTB TUMORFORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, ANDREAS HETTICH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus-Gunter Eberle, Anke Lenz, Ulrich Massing, Vittorio Ziroli