Patents by Inventor Elmar Mock

Elmar Mock 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: 10722369
    Abstract: The fusion device for fusing a synovial joint of a human or animal patient, in particular a human facet joint, finger joint or toe joint, includes two pin-shaped anchorage portions and arranged therebetween a stabilization portion. The anchorage portions include a thermoplastic material which is liquefiable by mechanical vibration. The stabilization portion preferably has a surface which is equipped for enhancing osseointegration. The anchorage portions have a greater thickness and a greater depth than the stabilization portion. Then the fusion device is pushed between the articular surfaces and mechanical vibration, in particular ultrasonic vibration, is applied to the proximal face of the fusion device. Thereby the liquefiable material is liquefied where in contact with the bone tissue and penetrates into the bone tissue, where after re-solidification it constitutes a positive fit connection between the fusion device and the bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: WW TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Urs Weber
  • Patent number: 10709487
    Abstract: A graft or prosthetic element suitable e.g. for replacing a tendon or ligament is fastened in a bone tunnel or blind opening with the aid of a fastener. In a first step, the graft or prosthetic element is press-fitted in the tunnel or opening by forcing the fastener into the opening or by positioning the fastener in the opening and then expanding it, wherein the fastener is in contact with the graft or prosthetic element and with the bone wall of the tunnel or blind opening. In a second step, the fastener is anchored in the bone wall of the tunnel or blind opening with the aid of a liquefiable material which is liquefied in the vicinity of the bone wall where it is in contact with the fastener and by making the liquefied material penetrate into the bone wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Milica Berra, Andrea Mueller, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Andreas Wenger, Elmar Mock
  • Patent number: 10703530
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hollow body configured to attach to a container for a liquid food product, the hollow body comprising a first piece and a second piece. At least a portion of a periphery of the first piece is attached to at least a portion of a periphery of the second piece in order to form the hollow body. Further, it is presented related methods for producing a package comprising a container and a hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Joachim Bjurenheim, Göran Dahl, Gustav Levander, Elmar Mock, Mario Tronza, Antonino Lanci
  • Publication number: 20200181893
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a mixture of a diluent and an additive for sanitation, cosmetic or cleaning applications. The apparatus includes a mixing unit for creating a mixture of the diluent and the additive, a diluent supply supplying the diluent to the mixing unit, an additive supply supplying the additive to the mixing unit, an outlet for dispensing the mixture. The diluent supply includes a pump arranged to increase the pressure of the diluent before the diluent enters the mixing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Markus Müller, Luc E. Angwerd, Li Tao
  • Publication number: 20200146734
    Abstract: A graft or prosthetic element suitable, e.g., for replacing a tendon or ligament is fastened in a bone tunnel or blind opening with the aid of a fastener. In a first step, the graft or prosthetic element is press-fitted in the tunnel or opening by forcing the fastener into the opening or by positioning the fastener in the opening and then expanding it, wherein the fastener is in contact with the graft or prosthetic element and with the bone wall of the tunnel or blind opening. In a second step, the fastener is anchored in the bone wall of the tunnel or blind opening with the aid of a liquefiable material which is liquefied in the vicinity of the bone wall where it is in contact with the fastener and by making the liquefied material penetrate into the bone wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Milica Berra, Andrea Müller, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Andreas Wenger, Elmar Mock
  • Publication number: 20200146670
    Abstract: A suture anchor retaining a suture is fixated in hard tissue, in particular in bone tissue, using any per se known method and is then secured using a securing element including a material having thermoplastic properties, which is liquefied in situ and made to penetrate the hard tissue in which the suture anchor is fixated. The securing element is e.g. a thermoplastic plug or thermoplastic sleeve which is anchored above the suture anchor in a mouth area of the same hard tissue opening. Alternatively the securing element is a thermoplastic pin which is introduced into an inner cavity of the suture anchor, wherein the material having thermoplastic properties is liquefied in this cavity and, in a liquid state is pressed through passages connecting the cavity with outer surfaces of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Elmar Mock, Andrea Muller, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl
  • Patent number: 10640258
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a package for a liquid food product, the package comprising a container and a hollow body for transporting the liquid food product from the container. The hollow body comprises a first part fixedly attached to a first section of the container and a second part releasably attached to a second section of the container, such that when the second part is released from the second section the second part is pivotable around an intersection point between the first part and the second part. Further, the present disclosure includes methods for producing a package comprising a container and a hollow body, and for producing a hollow body arranged to be attached to a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Joachim Bjurenheim, Göran Dahl, Gustav Levander, Mario Tronza, Antonino Lanci, Elmar Mock
  • Patent number: 10582921
    Abstract: A suture anchor retaining a suture is fixated in hard tissue, in particular in bone tissue, using any per se known method and is then secured using a securing element including a material having thermoplastic properties, which is liquefied in situ and made to penetrate the hard tissue in which the suture anchor is fixated. The securing element is e.g. a thermoplastic plug or thermoplastic sleeve which is anchored above the suture anchor in a mouth area of the same hard tissue opening. Alternatively the securing element is a thermoplastic pin which is introduced into an inner cavity of the suture anchor, wherein the material having thermoplastic properties is liquefied in this cavity and, in a liquid state is pressed through passages connecting the cavity with outer surfaces of the anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Elmar Mock, Andrea Müller, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl
  • Patent number: 10532517
    Abstract: A method for joining a device to an object with the aid of a combination of ultrasonic vibration energy and induction heating, wherein the device includes a portion of a thermoplastic polymer and a susceptor additive wherein this portion is at least partly liquefied or plasticized through the ultrasonic vibration energy in combination with the induction heating and wherein the joining includes establishing a connection between the device and the object which connection is at least one of a positive fit connection, a weld, a press fit connection, and an adhesive connection. The induction heating is applied for rendering the device portion suitable for absorption of ultrasonic vibration energy than other device portions by raising its temperature above the glass transition temperature of the polymer. The ultrasonic vibration energy is used for liquefying or at least plasticizing the thermoplastic polymer of the named device portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Patricia Poschner, Joakim Kvist, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 10487483
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intermediate holder (3) which on the external circumference thereof has at least one holding means (5) for fastening the intermediate holder (3) in a water outlet (4) of a sanitary outlet fitting (1), and on the internal circumference thereof at least one fastening means (6) for releasably fastening a sanitary functional unit (2). One approach to a solution according to the invention provides that the intermediate holder (3) is manufactured from one material strip and the holding means and fastening means (5, 6) of said intermediate holder (3) are configured as formed lugs of the material strip that at the one lug end of said lugs by way of a bent region are connected to the material strip and that by way of the opposite other free lug end of said lugs protrude beyond the circumference of the material strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Schurle, Alexander Stein, Elmar Mock, Markus Mast, Andrew Hirniak, Naomi Bitmead
  • Publication number: 20190352889
    Abstract: A facility used for sanitation, cosmetics, and private or industrial cleaning includes a water supply, an outlet unit, a consumable unit and a control unit. The facility is a low through-flow rate facility. The control unit includes a sensor adapted to measure at least one value, a user interface unit adapted to enter a set-point and a closed loop control unit configured to adapt an operation parameter of the facility in consideration of the set-point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventor: Elmar Mock
  • Publication number: 20190315110
    Abstract: A method and installation for joining a cover layer to an object in a continuous process. Joining is effected with the aid of a joining material having thermoplastic properties, wherein the joining material is arranged between the cover layer and the object and is liquefied using ultrasonic vibration energy. Before application of the ultrasonic vibration energy, the joining material is preheated in a contactless manner with the aid of electromagnetic induction in the region of the glass transition temperature of the joining material or above this glass transition temperature. The object is in particular a chip board and the cover layer an edge strip to be joined to an edge of the chip board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani, Jörg Mayer
  • Publication number: 20190133777
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Publication number: 20190100348
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a package for a liquid food product, the package comprising a container and a hollow body for transporting the liquid food product from the container. The hollow body comprises a first part fixedly attached to a first section of the container and a second part releasably attached to a second section of the container, such that when the second part is released from the second section the second part is pivotable around an intersection point between the first part and the second part. Further, the present disclosure includes methods for producing a package comprising a container and a hollow body, and for producing a hollow body arranged to be attached to a container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Bjurenheim, Göran Dahl, Gustav Levander, Mario Tronza, Antonino Lanci, Elmar Mock
  • Publication number: 20190084717
    Abstract: This inventive concept relates to a hollow body for being attached to a container for a liquid food product, the hollow body comprising a first piece and a second piece. At least a portion of a periphery of the first piece is attached to at least a portion of a periphery of the second piece in order to form the hollow body. Further, it is presented related methods for producing a package comprising a container and a hollow body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Joachim Bjurenheim, Göran Dahl, Gustav Levander, Elmar Mock, Mario Tronza, Antonino Lanci
  • Patent number: 10195045
    Abstract: A spine stabilization device having an interbody spacer shaped to be inserted between a vertebral body of an upper vertebra and a vertebral body of a lower vertebra. The device further includes a fixation device to be inserted after placement of the interbody spacer, the fixation device having a support portion securing the interbody spacer against escaping from between the vertebral bodies into a ventral direction. The support portion rests against a portion of an anterior surface of the interbody spacer, and includes an anchor. The anchor has an anchoring material portion that is inserted, in a liquid state, into cancellous bone tissue of at least one of the vertebral bodies of the upper and lower vertebra, to thereby infiltrate the cancellous bone tissue, and to harden thereafter so as to fix the support portion to the vertebral body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SPINEWELDING AG
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Milica Berra, Marcel Aeschlimann, Mario Lehmann, Urs Weber, Jörg Mayer, Stephen Hochschuler, Hansen Yuan, Frank M. Phillips, Stephanie Mehl, Elmar Mock, Andreas Wenger, Philipp Seiler, Ulrich Berlemann
  • Patent number: 10161490
    Abstract: Control equipment for generating a rotational travel motion from a rotational drive motion includes a drive shaft, an intermediate body, a reference body, and an output body that are movable relative to each other. The control equipment includes a first transmission and a second transmission, which is different from the first transmission. The first transmission transforms a rotational movement of the drive shaft relative to the reference body into a linear motion component of the intermediate body relative to the reference body, and the control equipment has a displacement line along which the intermediate body moves via the linear motion component of the intermediate body relative to the reference body. The second transmission transforms the linear motion component of the intermediate body relative into a rotational movement of the output body relative to the reference body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FESTO AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Kurt Stoll, Alfons Riek, Martin Sigrist, Elmar Mock, Samuel Malzach
  • Publication number: 20180361675
    Abstract: A method for joining a device to an object with the aid of a combination of ultrasonic vibration energy and induction heating, wherein the device includes a portion of a thermoplastic polymer and a susceptor additive wherein this portion is at least partly liquefied or plasticized through the ultrasonic vibration energy in combination with the induction heating and wherein the joining includes establishing a connection between the device and the object which connection is at least one of a positive fit connection, a weld, a press fit connection, and an adhesive connection. The induction heating is applied for rendering the device portion suitable for absorption of ultrasonic vibration energy than other device portions by raising its temperature above the glass transition temperature of the polymer. The ultrasonic vibration energy is used for liquefying or at least plasticizing the thermoplastic polymer of the named device portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Patricia Poschner, Joakim Kvist, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 10070665
    Abstract: There is provided a portable extinguisher for extinguishing a single smoking article at a time. The extinguisher includes an outer vessel, an inner sleeve, an opening, and a lid. The opening is sized to receive a single smoking article into the inner sleeve. The inner sleeve is within the outer vessel and is at least partially separated from the outer vessel. The inner sleeve includes at least one aperture allowing fluid communication between the inner sleeve and the outer vessel. The lid is for closing the extinguisher. When the lid is closed, escape of fluid from the extinguisher is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Lavanchy, Laurent Manca, Sergey Krasiev, Samuel Malzach, Luc Amgwerd, Antonino Lanci, Elmar Mock
  • Publication number: 20180184707
    Abstract: There is provided a portable extinguisher for extinguishing a single smoking article at a time, the extinguisher including defining a reservoir, a chamber, and an opening configured to receive a smoking article into the chamber, the chamber being sized to receive at least part of the smoking article and being isolated from the reservoir such that there is no fluid communication between the chamber and the reservoir, wherein the reservoir and the chamber are thermally coupled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic LAVANCHY, Laurent MANCA, Sergey KRASIEV, Samuel MALZACH, Luc AMGWERD, Antonino LANCI, Elmar MOCK