Patents by Inventor Christian Nessel

Christian Nessel 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: 11020529
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge filled with a liquid substance. In a further aspect the disclosure relates to a drug delivery device equipped with such a sensor, wherein the sensor includes a planar flexible foil having a first section and having a second section separated from the first section, at least one measurement electrode located on the flexible foil, wherein the flexible foil is wrappable into a wrapped configuration in which the foil forms at least a first wrap with an inner diameter that is equal to or larger than an outer diameter of the cartridge, wherein in the wrapped configuration the first section and the second section at least partially overlap, at least one fastener located in one of the first and second section and configured to attach to the other one of the first and second sections for keeping the flexible foil in the wrapped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Patent number: 11007322
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor and a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge. The sensor comprises a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe. The sensor also includes at least a first and a second measuring electrode is arranged on the foil and at least a first and a second contact electrode is arranged on the foil. The sensor further comprises, processor connected to the first and to the second measurement electrodes and a transceiver arranged on the foil. The transceiver is also and connected to the processor. Additionally, the first contact electrode and the second contact electrode are connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Francisco Soares, Beate Franke
  • Publication number: 20210116287
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, and at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, wherein the first contact electrode is connected to the first measuring electrode and wherein the second contact electrode is connected to the second measuring electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Publication number: 20210077726
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable pressure container for driving a medical device. The container includes a pressure housing confining an interior volume and a pressure outlet extending through the pressure housing . The interior volume comprises a liquid storage portion and a gas storage portion. The liquid storage portion and the gas storage portion are in flow connection with each other. The liquid storage portion is configured to store a liquid phase of a driving medium. The gas storage portion is configured to store a gas phase of the driving medium. The pressure outlet is only in flow connection with the gas storage portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Christian Dexheimer, Tobias Uth, Florian Hammen
  • Patent number: 10898647
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects, the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, and a processor arranged on said foil and connected to the first and to the second measuring electrodes, wherein the first contact electrode and the second contact electrode are connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Patent number: 10895487
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, and at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, wherein the first contact electrode is connected to the first measuring electrode and wherein the second contact electrode is connected to the second measuring electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Patent number: 10874802
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200384205
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10842939
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable pressure container for driving a medical device. The container includes a pressure housing confining an interior volume and a pressure outlet extending through the pressure housing. The interior volume comprises a liquid storage portion and a gas storage portion. The liquid storage portion and the gas storage portion are in flow connection with each other. The liquid storage portion is configured to store a liquid phase of a driving medium. The gas storage portion is configured to store a gas phase of the driving medium. The pressure outlet is only in flow connection with the gas storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Christian Dexheimer, Tobias Uth, Florian Hammen
  • Publication number: 20200353176
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10773026
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200268964
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device having a drive unit includes a stator comprising a plurality of coils consecutively arranged in an axial direction, and an armature axially movable within the stator, the armature including a number of magnets and pole shoes consecutively arranged in the axial direction. A respective pole shoe is arranged between respectively neighbouring magnets. At least one axial end of the armature comprises a terminal pole shoe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, René Richter, Robert Witt, Richard Guenther
  • Patent number: 10737039
    Abstract: Described is a cartridge comprising a body adapted to contain a medicament, a bung slidably disposed in the body and having a distal face and a proximal face, and a light element coupled to a component of the cartridge. Further described is a medicament delivery device comprising the cartridge, a first receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a first electrical signal, and a second receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a second electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10682459
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device having a drive unit includes a stator comprising a plurality of coils consecutively arranged in an axial direction, and an armature axially movable within the stator, the armature including a number of magnets and pole shoes consecutively arranged in the axial direction. A respective pole shoe is arranged between respectively neighbouring magnets. At least one axial end of the armature comprises a terminal pole shoe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, René Richter, Robert Witt, Richard Guenther
  • Publication number: 20200147315
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10610637
    Abstract: A method of priming a medical pump is disclosed. The method includes providing a medical pump comprising a chamber, a first plunger element and, a second plunger element. The method further comprises determining a minimum distance (MD) between the first and the second plunger element and determining the location of an opening of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Robert Witt, René Richter
  • Patent number: 10444711
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus comprising an electromechanical device, a control unit and a motion detector, wherein said electromechanical device is controllable by said control unit via a control signal, wherein said motion detector is configured such that said mechanical movement of said electromechanical device is determined and wherein said motion detector provides a motion detector signal. The invention also relates to a method for operating an electromechanical device. The technical problem of providing an apparatus with an electromechanical device, the reliability as well as the power consumption of which is improved, is solved in that the control unit is configured such that it can be influenced by the phase difference between the control signal and the motion detector signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, David Moore
  • Patent number: 10436619
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a flow rate sensor for determining a flow rate of a liquid within a tube, the flow rate sensor comprising at least one coil arranged in the vicinity of the tube in such a manner that an eddy current in the liquid due to the liquid's flowing affects an impedance of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Christian Nessel
  • Patent number: 10369298
    Abstract: A skin-patch type large volume drug delivery device (1) comprising a heat exchanger (24) to extract thermal energy from the body/skin surface of the user and to supply the extracted thermal energy to increase the temperature of the medicament. Alternatively or in addition, a Peltier element (35) can be used for the same purpose. The device includes a temperature sensor (31) and a controller (16) for varying the flow rate within the heat exchanger as a function of the drug temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Christian Nessel
  • Patent number: 10251997
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection device for dispensing of a liquid medicament, the device comprising: a base (10), a medicament reservoir (20) displaceably arranged on the base (10) and containing the liquid medicament (25), an injection needle (30) displaceably arranged relative to the base (10) between a retracted position (30a) and an extended position (30b), a pressure container (40) containing a pressurized fluid (24), a reservoir displacing arrangement (50) coupled with the pressure container (40) to displace the medicament reservoir (20) into a dispensing position (20b), in which the medicament reservoir (20) is in fluid communication with the injection needle (30), a needle displacing arrangement (60) coupled with the pressure container (40) to at least displace the injection needle (30) into the extended position (30b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer