Patents by Inventor Bernhard Luy

Bernhard Luy 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: 7572769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flowable fibrin adhesive granulate containing thrombin, Factor XIII, fibrinogen, and a calcium salt in the form of granules with a particle size of more than 50 ?m to 1000 ?m. Said granulate is useful for the healing of wounds in surgery, tissue therapy and/or as supporting material for biological factors. The invention also relates to an effervescent granulate and an effervescent powder for producing a foam that is suitable for hemostasis. The invention further relates to preparations to arrest bleeding containing a non-woven fabric for wounds consisting of a biodegradable supporting material that is coated with a fibrin glue granulate mixture or mixed granulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignees: CSL Behring GmbH, Glatt Process Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Mirna Rapp, Armin Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Publication number: 20090011118
    Abstract: A process for measuring, monitoring and/or controlling directed product movements of fluidized products in process systems (1) selected from fluidized bed and spouted bed systems during a spraying process for coating and/or granulation, which includes, with the aid of one or more microwave sensor devices (8), injecting microwave radiation without contact into one or more product streams, receiving the microwave radiation reflected by the particles of the particular product stream and, on the basis of the microwave radiation received, forming and transmitting a measurement signal for the characterization of the product stream, the corresponding use of microwave sensor devices (8) and correspondingly equipped apparatus (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: GLATT GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen A. Dressler, Manfred Struschka, Bernhard Luy
  • Publication number: 20080003272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flowable fibrin adhesive granulate containing thrombin, Factor XIII, fibrinogen, and a calcium salt in the form of granules with a particle size of more than 50 ?m to 1000 ?m. Said granulate is useful for the healing of wounds in surgery, tissue therapy and/or as supporting material for biological factors. The invention also relates to an effervescent granulate and an effervescent powder for producing a foam that is suitable for hemostasis. The invention further relates to preparations to arrest bleeding containing a non-woven fabric for wounds consisting of a biodegradable supporting material that is coated with a fibrin glue granulate mixture or mixed granulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Inventors: Mirna Rapp, Armin Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 6911087
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. Particles located within the product container circulate upwardly through the partition and the coating liquid spray, between the up bed and the down bed. A central discharge assembly is provided at the lower end of the product containers for emptying particles from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Glatt Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Patent number: 6695919
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. A nozzle ramp is provided around the nozzle. The nozzle ramp is generally cusp shaped and includes nozzle-ramp surface. The nozzle ramp is centrally positioned around the nozzle and is directed upwardly towards the partition so that the nozzle-ramp surface directs particles moving generally horizontally across the orifice plate from the down bed upwardly into the partition and the up bed. The nozzle ramp may further include air passages for passing fluidized air upwardly to the nozzle-ramp surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Glatt Air Techniques Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Patent number: 6692571
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. The fluidized apparatus further includes a central first plenum located below the orifice plate and being aligned with the up-bed and the partition, the first plenum being sized and shaped to direct gas upwardly through the orifice plate and into the up-bed; and a second plenum located below the orifice plate positioned around the first plenum for directing gas upwardly through the orifice plate and into contact with particles located on the orifice plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Glatt Air Techniques Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Publication number: 20030200920
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. Particles located within the product container circulate upwardly through the partition and the coating liquid spray, between the up bed and the down bed. A plurality of inwardly directed discharge jets are positioned along the periphery of the product container and generally adjacent to the orifice plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Glatt Air Techniques Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Publication number: 20030200919
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. Particles located within the product container circulate upwardly through the partition and the coating liquid spray, between the up bed and the down bed. A plurality of inwardly directed discharge jets are positioned along the periphery of the product container and generally adjacent to the orifice plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Glatt Air Techniques Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Publication number: 20030196598
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. Particles located within the product container circulate upwardly through the partition and the coating liquid spray, between the up bed and the down bed. A plurality of inwardly directed discharge jets are positioned along the periphery of the product container and generally adjacent to the orifice plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Glatt Air Techniques Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Patent number: 6596318
    Abstract: A solid formulation of a fibrin tissue adhesive for use in medical procedures is disclosed. The formulation is a mixture containing thrombin and fibrinogen with factor XIII in a pourable solid granule form. The granules are obtained by drying the protein solutions or suspensions in a fluidized bed apparatus. Preferably, the granules have a particle size between 20 and 1,000 um.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Glatt Process Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Armin Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 6584782
    Abstract: In the method for producing a particulate material (58) from an at least partially liquid material (35) containing a solvent and/or dispersant, this material (35) is atomized in a process chamber (21) into droplets which are frozen to particles (131) by contact with a freezing fluid. The particles (131) are then dried by freeze-drying in the or in another process chamber (22) having a filter (18) at the top. For the freeze-drying, cooled process gas is passed upward from below through the process chamber (22) and through the filter (18) in such a way that at least a substantial part of the particles (131) rest against the filter (18) at least for a substantial part of the freeze-drying taking place in the process chamber (22). This makes it possible to dry a batch of particles (131) in a short time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Leuenberger, Armin Karl Theodor Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 6579365
    Abstract: A fluidized bed apparatus for applying a coating liquid onto the surface of particles includes a vertically disposed cylindrical product container having a peripheral wall, at least one cylindrical partition defining a centrally located up bed region and a peripherally located down bed region. The product container further includes an upper end connected to an expansion chamber and a lower end including an orifice plate having a plurality of openings for passage of fluidized air or gas. A nozzle is centrally located through the orifice plate and is adapted to generate a spray of coating liquid upwardly into the up bed. Particles located within the product container circulate upwardly through the partition and the coating liquid spray, between the up bed and the down bed. A plurality of inwardly directed discharge jets are positioned along the periphery of the product container and generally adjacent to the orifice plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: Glatt Air Techniques, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Jones, Richard Andrew Smith, John Patrick Kennedy, Frank Maurer, Matthias Georg Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Markus J. Baettig
  • Publication number: 20030000228
    Abstract: In the method for producing a particulate material (58) from an at least partially liquid material (35) containing a solvent and/or dispersant, this material (35) is atomized in a process chamber (21) into droplets which are frozen to particles (131) by contact with a freezing fluid. The particles (131) are then dried by freeze-drying in the or in another process chamber (22) having a filter (18) at the top. For the freeze-drying, cooled process gas is passed upward from below through the process chamber (22) and through the filter (18) in such a way that at least a substantial part of the particles (131) rest against the filter (18) at least for a substantial part of the freeze-drying taking place in the process chamber (22). This makes it possible to dry a batch of particles (131) in a short time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: January 2, 2003
    Inventors: Hans Leuenberger, Armin Karl Theodor Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 6383553
    Abstract: A method and a device function for monitoring and/or controlling and regulating a granulation, agglomeration, instantization, coating and drying process in a fluidized layer or a moving bulk by determining the product moisture. At least during one process segment the total product moisture is measured substantially continuously over a period of seconds, in a contact-free manner using electromagnetic radiation in the high frequency or microwave range, by evaluation of the attenuation of the radiation as a measure of this total product moisture. Taking into account the product temperature, the measurement result is used to hold the total product moisture in a pre-determined range via a control circuit by changing the spray rate and/or the gas temperature and/or the volume flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Tondar, Bernhard Luy, Armin Prasch
  • Publication number: 20020037323
    Abstract: A solid formulation of a fibrin tissue adhesive for use in medical procedures is disclosed. The formulation is a mixture containing thrombin and fibrinogen with factor XIII in a pourable solid granule form. The granules are obtained by drying the protein solutions or suspensions in a fluidized bed apparatus. Preferably, the granules have a particle size between 20 and 1,000 um.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: GLATT PROCESS TECHNOLOGY Gmbh
    Inventors: Armin Prasch, Bernhard Luy
  • Patent number: 5868807
    Abstract: The apparatus has a container, which encloses a crude gas space, and at least one filter projecting into the crude gas space and having a filter axis and a shape-stable casing. This has a support member with two wire fabrics and a filtration member which forms its outer surface and has a wire fabric. The wire fabrics of the support member and of the filtration member are rotationally symmetrical with the filter axis, are adjacent to one another and are sintered with one another at the points of contact. When process gas is passed from the crude gas space through a filter, the process gas deposits dust present in it onto the outer surface of the casing. The or each filter is stable, durable and resistant to high or low temperatures and can be readily cleaned inside the container with a cleaning gas or a cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Glatt GmBH
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Matthias Tondar
  • Patent number: 5809705
    Abstract: The wall has at least one wall part in which at least one window is fastened. The wall part has a casing and has a hole for each window. The window has at least one glass pane and a holder which encloses said pane and is tightly and nondetachably connected to said pane. A connection part enclosing the holder has a web and two limbs projecting from said web toward the holder. The connection part is welded to the casing at the web and to the holder at those ends of the limbs which face away from the web. The or each glass pane can thus be connected to the wall part tightly without an elastomeric seal and in such a manner that no fissures, crevices or other dead spaces result on the inside of the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1998
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Matthias Tondar
  • Patent number: 5766281
    Abstract: The apparatus has at least one container. This has an inner wall part which separates a crude gas space from a clean gas space and holds filters projecting into the crude gas space as well as wet cleaning devices which have a displaceable spray member with a rotatable spray head having liquid outlet holes. During normal operation of the apparatus, process gas is passed through the container and the filters, the filters removing dust from the process gas and each spray member being present in a rest position and being flush with a surface of the wall part, which surface is adjacent to the crude gas space. The spray members are displaced into the crude gas space for wet-cleaning of the filters and then sprayed with cleaning liquid against the filters, the wet cleaning devices not connecting the crude gas space to the clean gas space in any position of the spray members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Matthias Tondar
  • Patent number: 5766557
    Abstract: The container of the fluidized-bed apparatus has two wall parts detachably connected to one another and contains a pivotable perforated bottom arranged approximately at the height of the abutment point of the two wall parts. Each of the two wall parts is provided, at the abutment point, with an annular groove essentially arc-shaped in cross-section. The two grooves together form a channel open toward the container interior and contain a hollow seal which is circular in cross-section in the relaxed state. Said seal can be deformed by a fluid under pressure which is passed into it, for example compressed air, in such a way that, at a first fluid pressure value, it connects the two wall parts tightly to one another and at the same time tightly to the perforated bottom and that, at a second, lower fluid pressure value, it still connects the two wall parts tightly to one another but is separated from the perforated bottom by annular gap, so that said perforated bottom can be swivelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Matthias Tondar
  • Patent number: 5632102
    Abstract: An apparatus for the production and/or treatment of particles has a gas circulation possessing a process chamber and a gas circulation device and at least one spray nozzle. The latter has a nozzle body with a liquid outlet and a gas passage surrounding the nozzle body at the liquid outlet and entering the process chamber. For the production and/or treatment of particles, the pressure in the gas circulation is reduced to a value below the ambient air pressure by a suction device and gas is circulated by the gas circulation device so that gas flows upward through the process chamber. In addition, a liquid is sprayed in the process chamber from time to time through the spray nozzle and at the same time gas is passed from a branch of the gas circulation to the gas passage of the spray nozzle and through the latter into the process chamber. This gas protects the spray nozzle from the adhesion of sprayed liquid without additional gas entering the gas circulation from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1997
    Assignee: Glatt GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Luy, Ulf Konig, Matthias Tondar