Patents by Inventor Frank Altermann

Frank Altermann 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: 20210077729
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10), wherein the tensioning device (S), when the piston (36) is in its front end position, can move the piston rod (35, 135) in a tensioning operation along the first direction until the piston (36) is in its rear end position in order thereby to fill the cylinder (16, 116) with the fluid to be administered and in order to pretension the piston rod (35, 135) toward the open dispensing end (17), and wherein the tensioning device (S
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Daniel Seeh, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20210069417
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10). The tensioning device (S) has a ramp (52) which is rotatable by means of a motor (12) and has a ramp track (53) extending along a helical line, wherein the ramp track (53) ascends from a first plateau along a region of inclination (S1, S2) to a second plateau and descends from the second plateau to the first plateau via a transition flank (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Thomas Schmidt, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Daniel Seeh
  • Publication number: 20210052815
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10), wherein the tensioning device (S), when the piston (36) is in its front end position, can move the piston rod (35, 135) in a tensioning operation along the first direction until the piston (36) is in its rear end position in order thereby to fill the cylinder (16, 116) with the fluid to be administered and in order to pretension the piston rod (35, 135) toward the open dispensing end (17), and wherein the tensioning device (S
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt, Daniel Seeh
  • Publication number: 20210023303
    Abstract: A device for administering a fluid is provided, with a cylinder (16, 116) which has an open dispensing end (17), a piston (36) which is displaceable between a front and rear end position in the cylinder (16, 116) and is connected to a piston rod (35) that protrudes along a first direction beyond a rear end of the cylinder (16, 116) opposite the open dispensing end (17) and is guided in a receiving block (10), a nonreturn valve (18) closing the open dispensing end (17), and a tensioning device (S) which is connected to the piston rod (35, 135) and is arranged in the receiving block (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Intervet Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Altermann, Dominic Kamenzin, Manuel Mattes, Robin Sauter, Thomas Schmidt, Daniel Seeh
  • Patent number: 10285791
    Abstract: An injection device for administration of an injection to an animal can include a main body, which contains an injection instrument, a contact device, which has a contact area which is shaped in conformity with a body part of the animal to which the injection is to be administered. A support device which supports the contact device on the main body can be movable in a pressure application direction. A force measurement device including at least one force sensor can be designed to measure at last one force with which the contact device acts on the main body. A control device can activate the injection instrument if the force measured by the force measurement device lies in a specified range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Raidt, Frank Altermann
  • Patent number: 10238802
    Abstract: A syringe includes a first syringe barrel and a second syringe barrel. Each barrel includes a delivery end to which an end piece with a channel is secured, a piston which is arranged movable in the syringe barrel and can be moved towards the delivery end in order to deliver a fluid located between the delivery end and the piston via the channel. The two syringe barrels are mechanically connected to each other such that the distance between them cannot be changed. At least one of the two end pieces can be secured to the allocated delivery end in different positions for adjustment of the distance between the two channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie Eisele, Frank Altermann
  • Patent number: 9802032
    Abstract: A connecting module is provided with a first connecting component, which has a first fluid channel and a first contact surface, a second connecting component, which has a second fluid channel and a second contact surface. One of the two contact surfaces is formed as an inner surface and the other of the two contact surfaces is formed as an outer surface which is complementary to the inner surface. The connecting module further includes a receiving sleeve with a first threaded section and a first connecting device for the first connecting component. The first connecting component has a second connecting device, which interacts with the first connecting device in such a way that the first connecting component is detachably connected to the receiving sleeve. The second connecting component has a second threaded section which is complementary to the first threaded section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Henke-Sass, Wolf GmbH
    Inventors: Simon Raidt, Frank Altermann
  • Publication number: 20170172718
    Abstract: An injection device for administration of an injection to an animal can include a main body, which contains an injection instrument, a contact device, which has a contact area which is shaped in conformity with a body part of the animal to which the injection is to be administered. A support device which supports the contact device on the main body can be movable in a pressure application direction. A force measurement device including at least one force sensor can be designed to measure at last one force with which the contact device acts on the main body. A control device can activate the injection instrument if the force measured by the force measurement device lies in a specified range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Simon RAIDT, Frank ALTERMANN
  • Publication number: 20160263321
    Abstract: A syringe includes a first syringe barrel and a second syringe barrel. Each barrel includes a delivery end to which an end piece with a channel is secured, a piston which is arranged movable in the syringe barrel and can be moved towards the delivery end in order to deliver a fluid located between the delivery end and the piston via the channel. The two syringe barrels are mechanically connected to each other such that the distance between them cannot be changed. At least one of the two end pieces can be secured to the allocated delivery end in different positions for adjustment of the distance between the two channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Melanie EISELE, Frank ALTERMANN
  • Publication number: 20150209571
    Abstract: A connecting module is provided with a first connecting component, which has a first fluid channel and a first contact surface, a second connecting component, which has a second fluid channel and a second contact surface. One of the two contact surfaces is formed as an inner surface and the other of the two contact surfaces is formed as an outer surface which is complementary to the inner surface. The connecting module further includes a receiving sleeve with a first threaded section and a first connecting device for the first connecting component. The first connecting component has a second connecting device, which interacts with the first connecting device in such a way that the first connecting component is detachably connected to the receiving sleeve. The second connecting component has a second threaded section which is complementary to the first threaded section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Simon RAIDT, Frank ALTERMANN
  • Publication number: 20150039038
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw fastener system which includes at least two screws and at least one bone plate. At least one screw is a locking screw comprising a screw head and a screw shank, the screw head being provided with a thread. At least one other screw is a non-locking screw comprising a non-threaded (i.e., smooth) screw head and a screw shank. The at least one bone plate has a thickness and it has at least two through-bores which are able to receive screws. The plate has two or more through-openings, each formed by at least two through-bores, each through-bore being defined by a midpoint and by a radius, and the through-bores are offset relative to each other and intersect each other in such a way that intersection lines and/or intersection surfaces extend into the depth of the through-opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Stephan Eckhof, Josef Zrinski, Zoran Reiter, Frank Altermann, Rolf Maier, Davor Zrinski, Oliver Burckhardt
  • Patent number: 8506607
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw fastener system, includes at least one screw, consisting in each case of a screw head and of a screw shank, the screw head being provided with a thread, and at least one plate with a thickness, provided with at least one through-bore which is able to receive a screw. The plate has a through-opening, formed by at least two through-bores, each through-bore being defined by a midpoint and by a radius, and the through-bores are offset relative to each other and intersect each other in such a way that intersection lines and/or intersection surfaces form, which extend into the depth of the through-opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Zrinski AG
    Inventors: Stephan Eckhof, Josef Zrinski, Zoran Reiter, Frank Altermann, Rolf Maier, Davor Zrinski
  • Publication number: 20090018588
    Abstract: An orthopedic screw fastener system, includes at least one screw, consisting in each case of a screw head and of a screw shank, the screw head being provided with a thread, and at least one plate with a thickness, provided with at least one through-bore which is able to receive a screw. The plate has a through-opening, formed by at least two through-bores, each through-bore being defined by a midpoint and by a radius, and the through-bores are offset relative to each other and intersect each other in such a way that intersection lines and/or intersection surfaces form, which extend into the depth of the through-opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Inventors: Stephan Eckhof, Josef Zrinski, Zoran Reiter, Frank Altermann, Rolf Maier, Davor Zrinski
  • Publication number: 20080119855
    Abstract: In order to simplify the implantation of an orthopedic fixation system for securing a first bone fragment to a second bone fragment with a support screw which can be screwed into the first bone fragment by means of a bone thread, with a support sleeve surrounding the support screw and guiding this so as to be freely displaceable in longitudinal direction and with a bone plate which has at least one threaded bore, can be secured to the second bone fragment and into the threaded bore of which the support sleeve can be screwed by means of an external thread, it is suggested that the bone thread, on the one hand, and the threaded bore and the external thread, on the other hand, have the same pitch of the thread turns and that the bone thread have one thread turn and the threaded bore as well as the external thread have at least two thread turns located next to one another with a correspondingly smaller width of each thread turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: AESCULAP AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Roland Alois Hoegerle, Frank Altermann, Hans-Werner Stedtfeld, Martyn Parker
  • Publication number: 20050080487
    Abstract: An intervertebral implant is provided for insertion between first and second vertebral bodies defining an intervertebral space. The intervertebral implant includes a first anchoring part for anchoring the intervertebral implant at the first vertebral body, a second anchoring part for anchoring the intervertebral implant at the second vertebral body, and a joint connecting the first and second anchoring parts. Joint elements of a first joint part are configured to mesh with respective ones of intermediate spaces of a second joint part and joint elements of the second joint part are configured to mesh with respective ones of intermediate spaces of the first joint part upon insertion of the intervertebral implant into the intervertebral space, thereby facilitating the tilting of the first and second anchoring parts in relation to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2004
    Publication date: April 14, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Schultz, Frank Altermann