Patents by Inventor Bernard Saint Martin

Bernard Saint Martin 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: 8893914
    Abstract: A temporary sealed double-door junction device, for temporarily communicating a controlled-environment chamber with a controlled-environment removable container having a flexible wall, includes a female flange normally blocked by a female door, forming an assembly for the chamber, and a male flange normally blocked by a male door, forming an assembly for the container, wherein the male flange is to be sealingly coupled to the female flange, and the male door is to be sealingly coupled to the female door and to pass through the female flange. A shaft passes through the male door at a central portion thereof, wherein, on the side of the surface to be joined with the female door, an impeller having at least two blades is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft, and on the side of the opposite surface, a crank having at least two arms is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lourd 'Innov SAS
    Inventors: Bernard Saint Martin, Claude Imbert
  • Patent number: 8523436
    Abstract: A flexible transport container (1) includes an inner bag (10) formed by a flat casing closed at one end (12), the other end (13) of which is folded towards the first end. The inner bag is housed inside an outer bag (20) formed by a casing provided with a first access port (25) which extends through the two bags close to the closed end of the inner bag and a second access port (27) which only extends through the wall of the outer bag opposite a portion of the folded end of the inner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Aseptics
    Inventors: Stephanie Armau, Cedric Lambert, Mathieu Labedan, Bernard Saint Martin
  • Publication number: 20120145715
    Abstract: A temporary sealed double-door junction device, for temporarily communicating a controlled-environment chamber with a controlled-environment removable container having a flexible wall, includes a female flange normally blocked by a female door, forming an assembly for the chamber, and a male flange normally blocked by a male door, forming an assembly for the container, wherein the male flange is to be sealingly coupled to the female flange, and the male door is to be sealingly coupled to the female door and to pass through the female flange. A shaft passes through the male door at a central portion thereof, wherein, on the side of the surface to be joined with the female door, an impeller having at least two blades is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft, and on the side of the opposite surface, a crank having at least two arms is mounted by rigid attachment onto the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Bernard Saint Martin, Claude Imbert
  • Publication number: 20100303389
    Abstract: A flexible transport container (1) includes an inner bag (10) formed by a flat casing closed at one end (12), the other end (13) of which is folded towards the first end. The inner bag is housed inside an outer bag (20) formed by a casing provided with a first access port (25) which extends through the two bags close to the closed end of the inner bag and a second access port (27) which only extends through the wall of the outer bag opposite a portion of the folded end of the inner bag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: SARTORIUS STEDIM ASEPTICS
    Inventors: Stephanie Armau, Cedric Lambert, Mathieu Labedan, Bernard Saint Martin
  • Patent number: 7748903
    Abstract: A container for transferring a product with crossed protection, having a flexible portion connected to an opening provided with a flange in which is mounted a door that is mobile between a closed position and at least one open position, is characterized in that it includes a guide member 15 adapted to cause an internal portion of the wall of the flexible portion to project through the flange 11A or to retract that portion inside the container. A container of this kind is used to transfer a powder, a granular material or small objects, in particular, from the bottom of the container or from another container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Aseptics SA
    Inventors: Bernard Saint-Martin, St├ęphanie Armau
  • Publication number: 20070095426
    Abstract: A container for transferring a product with crossed protection, having a flexible portion connected to an opening provided with a flange in which is mounted a door that is mobile between a closed position and at least one open position, is characterized in that it includes a guide member 15 adapted to cause an internal portion of the wall of the flexible portion to project through the flange 11A or to retract that portion inside the container. A container of this kind is used to transfer a powder, a granular material or small objects, in particular, from the bottom of the container or from another container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: ISOLATEUR DENOMINATEUR COMMUN
    Inventors: Bernard Saint-Martin, Stephanie Armau
  • Patent number: 6537509
    Abstract: An autoclave sterilization installation has a recovery outlet for recovering sterilized objects in such a way that the objects can be transferred in total safety. The recovery outlet is equipped with a removable rigid closure member which is adapted to withstand high pressures and includes an annular coupling flange which receives a recovery container which is preferably disposable. The closure member closes off the opening in the flange during the sterilization cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Isolateur Denominateur Commun
    Inventors: Bernard Saint-Martin, Christiane Prioult
  • Publication number: 20020015672
    Abstract: An autoclave sterilization installation has a recovery outlet for recovering sterilized objects in such a way that the objects can be transferred in total safety. The recovery outlet is equipped with a removable rigid closure member which is adapted to withstand high pressures and includes an annular coupling flange which receives a recovery container which is preferably disposable. The closure member closes off the opening in the flange during the sterilization cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2001
    Publication date: February 7, 2002
    Inventors: Bernard Saint-Martin, Christiane Prioult
  • Patent number: 5853207
    Abstract: A device for joining and sealing together two isolated enclosures has two doors. Each enclosure has one door. The two doors are provided with cooperating joining means. One enclosure is of the single use type and includes final locking means for its own door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1998
    Assignee: I D C - Isolateur Denominateur Commun
    Inventors: Bernard Saint Martin, Christiane Prioult nee Lipp
  • Patent number: 5022794
    Abstract: A tight insulator (10) is equipped with a ventilation circuit having an intake pipe (14) and an exhaust pipe (16), in such a way that the internal insulator volume (12 ) is under an overpressure with respect to the outside. In order to rapidly discharge objects from volume (12), a discharge tube (28) is provided, which is closed by a door (34) and to which is connected the exhaust pipe (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1991
    Assignee: Iso Concept S.A.
    Inventor: Bernard Saint Martin
  • Patent number: 4509505
    Abstract: Isolator for confining and transporting in a sterile atmosphere human beings and in particular babies, comprising a tight enclosure, ventilated by a forced fresh air circulation circulated by a first fan through an absolute inlet filter and an absolute outlet filter, rapid transfer devices which are sealed from the outside, tight intervention devices, certain of which form an integral part of the enclosure wall, wherein it comprises, between the fresh air inlet and outlet, a branch equipped with a second fan and a variable temperature heater element, said temperature being automatically limited to a maximum value of approximately 120.degree. C., so as to produce heating and setting to a reference temperature of the internal atmosphere by the partial recycling thereof, all the energy necessary for the operation of the installation being provided by an autonomous accumulator battery, which can be that of the transportation vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1985
    Assignee: La Calhene Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Gilles Mercey, Claude Picard, Bernard Saint-Martin
  • Patent number: 4435194
    Abstract: The invention relates to a circuit for ventilating and filtering the medium contained in a confinement enclosure (10) and also a method for sterilizing such an enclosure and its supply and discharge filters.An emergency or standby circuit is associated with the circuit ensuring ventilation and filtration under normal operating conditions and which comprises a supply pipe (20) and a discharge pipe (12), equipped with a suction fan (14). The said emergency circuit comprises the same pipes used in the opposite direction under the action of a suction fan (28) located in supply pipe (20), whereby said fan (28) can be automatically controlled by a pressostat (30). Sterilization is performed chemically, using a sterilizer which is connected to the supply duct between a valve and the supply filters disposed downstream of the valve. The sterilizer delivers a sterilizing agent which passes successively through the supply filters, the enclosure and the discharge filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1984
    Assignee: La Calhene
    Inventors: Claude Picard, Bernard Saint Martin