Patents by Inventor Ansgar Erlenkoetter

Ansgar Erlenkoetter 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: 20210060225
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) and a corresponding method for determining residual blood in a dialyzer (2) comprising a holding device (6) configured to accommodate a dialyzer (2), an image capturing device (7) configured to capture at least one image of a dialyzer (2) accommodated by the holding device (6), in particular a filter (4) located in the dialyzer (2), and generate corresponding image data having a plurality of image points, each of which assigned at least one respective intensity value, in particular a color value, and a control device (9) configured to determine residual blood information characterizing the presence and/or content of residual blood in the dialyzer (2) on the basis of a statistical frequency of at least a portion of the intensity values in the at least one image. The invention further relates to a dialysis system having such a device (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Ansgar ERLENKOETTER, Lukas UTZIG
  • Patent number: 8961872
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a sterilization agent comprising H2O2 or a derivative thereof, capable of generating H2O2 as the sterilising component under sterilization conditions, for enhancing the hemocompatibility of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Fehr, Claus Haupert, Franz Kugelmann, Nicole Simon, Ansgar Erlenkoetter
  • Publication number: 20130195716
    Abstract: The invention concerns the use of a sterilization agent comprising H2O2 or a derivative thereof, capable of generating H2O2 as the sterilising component under sterilization conditions, for enhancing the hemocompatibility of objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Fehr, Claus Haupert, Franz Kugelmann, Nicole Simon, Ansgar Erlenkoetter
  • Patent number: 6253254
    Abstract: A method and apparatus that uses a hypermedia approach to managing distributed objects. A first embodiment of the present invention uses the World Wide Web hypermedia system. A user initializes browser software that allows the user to browse and change various attributes of objects in the system. The browser communicates with a server that includes an http adapter and a gateway. The gateway can access objects in the system and generate HTML code in accordance with the objects. One embodiment of the present invention uses hierarchical tree-oriented objects. These objects are “self-describing” (also called “introspective”). The server queries the objects in response to the queries from the browser and each queried object responds with information about itself. In another preferred embodiment, the server initiates queries of the objects and retains this information for use in responding to later queries from the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Inventors: Ansgar Erlenkoetter, Jeroen Peter De Borst, Peter Douglas Bonham
  • Patent number: 6173327
    Abstract: An object-oriented method and apparatus for delivering information from one component to another across a network of computers includes the steps of loading implementation libraries for adapter and information provider components into memory and creating factory objects for those components. When a request arrives over the network, the factory objects are called and stream objects are created by the factory objects. Data is then streamed from an information provider source to the original requester using the stream objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Inventors: Jeroen De Borst, Peter Bonham, Ansgar Erlenkoetter, Andrew Schofield, Reto Kaeser