Patents by Inventor Christian Brockmann

Christian Brockmann 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: 10292540
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container-attaching system (1) for making available a container (2), especially provided with a cleaning or disinfecting product, said system comprising: a holder (4, 41) with a receiving region (5) for receiving the container (2), the holder (4, 41) comprising a first attaching region (51), a second attaching region (52) and a third attaching region (53), the first (51), second (52) and third (53) attaching regions comprising wires or rods or plate-type components, and an attaching means (7) for detachably attaching the holder (4, 41) to objects, wherein the attaching means (7) can be fixed to the first attaching region (51) so that it can assume a first holding position, to the second attaching region (52) so that it can assume a second holding position, and to the third attaching region (53) so that it can assume a third holding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BODE CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Langlotz, Stefan Kuboteit, Karin Dusil, Marie Brockmann
  • Publication number: 20190053692
    Abstract: A resectoscope has an elongated shaft tube, an elongated optic arranged therein with a lens at the distal end and an electrode assembly, wherein the electrode assembly in turn includes an electrode arranged at the distal end of the arms of a fork assembly, which are arranged on opposing sides of the lens and are brought together in a transition region to an electrode shaft, wherein the electrode assembly can be extended in the longitudinal direction by a stroke length from a first position, in which the electrode is arranged inside the shaft tube in front of the lens, into a second position in which the arms of the fork assembly protrude out of the shaft tube. The length of the arms of the fork assembly is thereby greater than 1.2 times the stroke length. The electrode assembly is configured correspondingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian STÜHLE, Nils KAPFERMANN, Thomas FREITAG, Andreas KAISER, Christian BROCKMANN
  • Publication number: 20190038341
    Abstract: An electrode unit for a medical resectoscope for the electrosurgical resection of tissue in a fluid-filled cavity in a patient includes an elongated rod-shaped electrode shaft which on its distal end has an electrode support and a cutting electrode that is fastened to the electrode support and may be acted on by alternating current. A spatula element that is designed for supporting tissue and that extends distally beyond the cutting electrode is situated on the electrode support, the spatula element having two support flanks that extend distally on both sides of the cutting electrode to form outer edges of the spatula element, at least one of the support flanks having an inwardly directed indentation to form a constriction in the area of the cutting electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian BROCKMANN, Jun MIKI
  • Publication number: 20180344382
    Abstract: The electrode head includes two working surfaces in accordance with an actual bipolar electrode. These may be manufactured lithographically, exhibiting even more complicated outlines. Working surfaces are depicted, which are structured as annulus sector-shaped, concentrically arranged areas, when projected in a plane. Moreover, a further area is situated centrally, which is disc-shaped in a planar projection. Plasma is ignited alternately at both poles. If the individual concentric zones are situated close enough with respect to each other a continuous plasma layer will result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian BROCKMANN, Thomas FREITAG, Christoph KNOPF
  • Publication number: 20180235688
    Abstract: High-frequency tools are used in medicine for manipulating body tissue, using an HF resectoscope. For electrical insulation of an electrode from an electrode support, the ends of the electrode are initially guided through ceramic tubes. These ceramic tubes are sensitive in particular to forces transverse to the longitudinal axis of the resectoscope. A high-frequency tool that has increased stability with respect to transverse forces. An electrode has two ends, which for establishing a connection to an electrode support are each insertable into a receiving opening of the ends of the electrode support, or positionable in front of the ends, and wherein the electrode is contacted in an electrically conductive manner, at least in the area of a receiving opening, with a conductor wire that is guided in the electrode support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian BROCKMANN, Andreas KAISER
  • Patent number: 9486277
    Abstract: A resectoscope includes an electrode arrangement having at least one electrode and being connected to a contact at a proximal end region of the electrode arrangement; a retaining body mounted on the resectoscope that is movable in the direction of movement of the electrode arrangement and includes an electrode mounting for accommodating the end region of the electrode arrangement; and a cable with a plug body for fixing to the retaining body while making contact with the contacts. The retaining body has a plug receptacle for fixing the plug body by an insertion movement aligned at right angles to the direction of movement of the electrode arrangement. In the position which is reached at the end of the insertion movement, the plug body can be turned into an end position where it is blocked by the plug receptacle against a movement in the opposite direction to the insertion movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Kapfermann, Christian Brockmann
  • Patent number: 9433431
    Abstract: A handle of a surgical instrument including a shaft, a handle body, a stationary handle lever, with a movable handle lever, with a receptacle that is disposed on the movable handle lever for a proximal end piece of an actuating rod that extends through the shaft, at the distal end of the shaft, an end effector, wherein the receptacle receives or releases, in the receiving position of the movable handle lever, the end piece for assembly or disassembly of the shaft, and with a handle spring that applies force to the movable handle lever when the actuating rod is not installed, and on a stop means on the movable handle lever. The handle includes a deactivation means that deactivates the application of force to the movable handle lever by means of the handle spring, when the actuating rod is installed on the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Aue, Christian Brockmann
  • Publication number: 20140018799
    Abstract: A resectoscope includes an electrode arrangement having at least one electrode and being connected to a contact at a proximal end region of the electrode arrangement; a retaining body mounted on the resectoscope that is movable in the direction of movement of the electrode arrangement and includes an electrode mounting for accommodating the end region of the electrode arrangement; and a cable with a plug body for fixing to the retaining body while making contact with the contacts. The retaining body has a plug receptacle for fixing the plug body by an insertion movement aligned at right angles to the direction of movement of the electrode arrangement. In the position which is reached at the end of the insertion movement, the plug body can be turned into an end position where it is blocked by the plug receptacle against a movement in the opposite direction to the insertion movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventors: Nils KAPFERMANN, Christian BROCKMANN
  • Publication number: 20130345743
    Abstract: A handle of a surgical instrument including a shaft, a handle body, a stationary handle lever, with a movable handle lever, with a receptacle that is disposed on the movable handle lever for a proximal end piece of an actuating rod that extends through the shaft, at the distal end of the shaft, an end effector, wherein the receptacle receives or releases, in the receiving position of the movable handle lever, the end piece for assembly or disassembly of the shaft, and with a handle spring that applies force to the movable handle lever when the actuating rod is not installed, and on a stop means on the movable handle lever. The handle includes a deactivation means that deactivates the application of force to the movable handle lever by means of the handle spring, when the actuating rod is installed on the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Aue, Christian Brockmann
  • Patent number: D861163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Brockmann, Jun Miki