Patents by Inventor Dejan Nikolic

Dejan Nikolic 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: 20230019233
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system includes a blood treatment machine; a dialyzer configured to be coupled to the blood treatment machine, the dialyzer including a dialyzer housing defining a blood inlet and a blood outlet; a bundle of hollow fibers within an interior of the dialyzer housing; a pumping device drivable to force blood received from the blood inlet through lumens of the bundle of hollow fibers and out the blood outlet; a dialysate inlet port in fluid communication with a dialysate flow path that includes space in the interior of the dialyzer housing between the bundle of hollow fibers; and a dialysate outlet port in fluid communication with the dialysate flow path. The system further includes a fluid conditioning system configured to (i) prepare and supply fresh dialysate to the dialyzer via the dialysate inlet port, and (ii) receive spent dialysate from the dialyzer via the dialysate outlet port, recycle the spent dialysate, and supply the recycled dialysate to the dialyzer via the dialysate inlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Inventors: Lynn E. Jensen, Stephen A. Merchant, Arne Peters, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic
  • Patent number: 11517652
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a medical device including a hard part and a converter. The hard part has fluid paths for conducting a medical fluid through the hard part. The converter is arranged to measure a characteristic of the medical fluid while the medical fluid is present in one of the fluid paths. At least a section of the converter is applied or superimposed to the hard part by at least one additive application method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic
  • Publication number: 20220378993
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for determining a fluid balance between a first volume flow in a first section of a fluid circuit and a second volume flow of a second section of the fluid circuit. The method may also include adjusting, assuming or detecting a first temperature in the first section of the fluid circuit and a second temperature in the second section of the fluid circuit, or detecting a temperature difference between the first and the second sections. The method may also include detecting a second volume flow in a second section of the fluid circuit and forming a balance from at least the first volume flow and a corrected value of the second volume flow. The corrected value is determined from the detected second volume flow and the second temperature and/or the temperature difference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Inventors: Petra Abel, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters, Elke Schulte, Christoph Wiktor
  • Publication number: 20220369471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device comprising a printable electrical component (1), the printable electrical component (1) comprising a plastic substrate (L1) wherein at least electrical component (E) is applied to the plastic substrate, wherein the electrical component (E) comprises a dried conductive ink, wherein the plastic substrate is selected from the group comprising polycarbonate, cycloolefin copolymers, polymethylacrylate, polypropylene and wherein the dried conductive ink comprise silver and/or gold, wherein the electrical component (E) comprises feather-like and/or meander-like and/or spiral-shaped sections, whereby the medical device further comprises a fluid line, wherein the printable electrical component is located on the outside of the fluid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Publication date: November 17, 2022
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dejan NIKOLIC, Alexander HEIDE, Daniel JURIC, Andre BUELAU, Juergen KECK, Jonathan SEYBOLD, Karl-Peter FRITZ, Kerstin GLAESER
  • Patent number: 11406745
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for determining a fluid balance between a first volume flow in a first section of a fluid circuit and a second volume flow of a second section of the fluid circuit. The method may also include adjusting, assuming or detecting a first temperature in the first section of the fluid circuit and a second temperature in the second section of the fluid circuit, or detecting a temperature difference between the first and the second sections. The method may also include detecting a second volume flow in a second section of the fluid circuit and forming a balance from at least the first volume flow and a corrected value of the second volume flow. The corrected value is determined from the detected second volume flow and the second temperature and/or the temperature difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Petra Abel, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters, Elke Schulte, Christoph Wiktor
  • Patent number: 11364375
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical treatment apparatus comprising a tube set 20, a peristaltic pump 6 for conveying fluid, and a monitoring apparatus 15 for monitoring the occlusion of the positive displacement elements 13A, 13B of the peristaltic pump. In addition, the invention relates to a tube set 20 for a medical treatment apparatus, and to a method for monitoring the occlusion of the occlusion elements of a peristaltic pump for conveying a fluid for a medical treatment apparatus. The invention is based on the fact that the occlusion of the positive displacement elements 13A, 13B of the peristaltic pump 6 is monitored in order to monitor the fluid flow in the hose line 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Arne Peters, Dejan Nikolic
  • Publication number: 20220072209
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Massimo Earl Fini, Tommy Huang, Dacey John Ryan, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters
  • Publication number: 20210283322
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical device with respectively at least one hard part with fluid paths for guiding a medical fluid, for example blood through the hard part. The medical device 200 also includes a converter and a device for determining a characteristic of the device 200. The converter is arranged to measure the characteristic of the fluid, while the fluid is present in one of the fluid paths. The characteristic may be geometric characteristic, for example, a fluid path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic
  • Patent number: 11085588
    Abstract: The invention relates to the balancing of fluid streams in a dialysis system. In particular the invention relates to a cassette for conveying a first and a second fluid stream in a dialysis system, wherein the first and the second fluid streams can be medical fluid streams such as for example dialysate streams or blood streams, wherein the cassette has a sensor as a device for balancing the first and the second fluid stream, and wherein the sensor has a first channel for the first fluid stream and a second channel for the second fluid stream. The invention further relates to a dialysis system, which is configured to accommodate at least one cassette which is configured as described above. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an arrangement by which two channels for the first and the second fluid streams are formed. In addition, the invention relates to a method for construction of the two channels or the arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Alexander Heide
  • Patent number: 11013847
    Abstract: An external functional means comprises at least one housing body, at least one chamber integrated into the housing body for receiving medical fluids, at least one passage integrated into the housing body for receiving and/or conducting a medical fluid, and at least one valve means completely or partly integrated into the housing body for controlling or regulating a fluid flowing through the external functional means. The invention further specifies a blood treatment apparatus and methods which may be carried out by means of the external functional means of the invention and by means of the blood treatment apparatus, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Goetz Guenther, Juergen Haecker, Martin Lauer, Joachim Manke, Dejan Nikolic, Manfred Weis
  • Publication number: 20210138133
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Tommy Huang, Dacey John Ryan, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters
  • Publication number: 20210138135
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Massimo Earl Fini, Lynn E. Jensen, Dacey John Ryan, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters
  • Publication number: 20210138131
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Massimo Earl Fini, Lynn E. Jensen, Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters, Christoph Wiktor, Marina Wenke, Tommy Huang, Dacey John Ryan, Stefan Kreber, Lothar Leick, Dzhuney Terzi, Hendrik Therre, Manfred Weis, Alain Veneroni, Reinhold Reiter, Michele Marini, Davide Benelli, Brad Yang, Jiunn Teo
  • Publication number: 20210138145
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Arne Peters, Dejan Nikolic
  • Publication number: 20210138138
    Abstract: Dialyzer systems can consolidate multiple technologies and functionalities of blood treatment systems in a significantly integrated fashion. For example, this disclosure describes dialyzer systems that include a magnetically driven and magnetically levitating pump rotor integrated into the dialyzer. Such a dialyzer can be used with treatment modules that include a magnetic field-generating pump drive unit. In some embodiments, the dialyzers include pressure sensor chambers with flexible membranes with which corresponding pressure transducers of the treatment modules can interface to detect arterial and/or venous pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic, Arne Peters, Christoph Wiktor
  • Patent number: 10806841
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a plurality of medical treatment units that are respectively associated with a patient, and a plurality of peripheral appliances also respectively associated with a patient. The peripheral appliances transmit control signals and patient signals to the treatment units, while the treatment units receive the control signals and patient signals from the peripheral appliances. The system ensures that the treatment units do not receive patient signals from other peripheral appliances that are not associated with the particular patient. The operating staff allocate a peripheral appliance to a patient and confirm the successful association of the peripheral appliance with the treatment unit allocated to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Christoph Konig
  • Publication number: 20200306433
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical pump drive comprising a pump housing and a pump motor provided in the pump housing. The pump drive also includes a rechargeable voltage source for storing electrical energy, or a rechargeable battery, for a voltage supply of the pump motor and a magnetic section for magnetically coupling of further pump sections, and/or for magnetically driving of elements, in particular a magnetically driven pump rotor. The pump also includes an electronic controller. The disclosure further relates to a pump, an induction charging station, a tube set, and a blood treatment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Arne Peters, Dejan Nikolic, Juergen Klewinghaus
  • Patent number: 10620029
    Abstract: A cassette module (19, 29, 319, 419, 59, 69) for a differential flowmeter is disclosed, wherein the cassette module (19, 29, 319, 419, 59, 69) forms a first fluid-carrying channel (16, 216, 316, 611, 615) and the second fluid-carrying channel (17, 217, 317, 610, 616) during operation of the differential flowmeter. The cassette module is specific in the regard that a geometric deformation of the channels due to a temperature difference between the channels (16, 216, 316, 611, 615, 17, 217, 317, 610, 616) is minimized or prevented. In addition a differential flowmeter containing the cassette module (19, 29, 319, 419, 59, 69) disclosed here is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic
  • Publication number: 20200093974
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a medical device including a hard part and a converter. The hard part has fluid paths for conducting a medical fluid through the hard part. The converter is arranged to measure a characteristic of the medical fluid while the medical fluid is present in one of the fluid paths. At least a section of the converter is applied or superimposed to the hard part by at least one additive application method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic
  • Publication number: 20200016316
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a medical device including, a hard part, a converter, and a conductive path. The hard part has fluid paths for guiding a medical fluid, in particular blood, through the hard part. The converter is arranged to measure a characteristic of the medical fluid while the fluid is present in one of the fluid paths. At least a first section of the converter or of the conductive path is applied to or superimposed on the hard part by a first additive application method. At least a second section of the converter or of the conductive path is applied to the hard part by a second application method. The first and the second additive application methods differ from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Alexander Heide, Dejan Nikolic