Patents by Inventor Herbert Fink

Herbert Fink 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: 11134869
    Abstract: A sensor device for determining the concentration of an analyte under in-vivo conditions that includes an electrode system having an electrode with immobilized enzyme molecules and a diffusion barrier that controls diffusion from the exterior of the electrode system to the immobilized enzyme molecules. The diffusion barrier may include an aliphatic polyurethane. A process of manufacturing such a sensor device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Fink, Bernd Hiller, Ulrich Mueller, Markus Siebenhaar, Christoph Grulke
  • Patent number: 11090650
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a system for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid and a method for manufacturing a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Volker Hullen, Maria Dambach, Herbert Fink, Daniela Pfiffi, Bernd Hiller, Carina Horn
  • Patent number: 10514344
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing disposable diagnostic test elements and monitoring a property thereof, where such methods include detecting X-ray fluorescent (XRF) signals of one or more metallic components in a composite of first and second layers applied to a substrate using XRF spectrometry, determining a quantity value for each metallic component in a measured area from the XRF signals, and then calculating an areal coating quantity of the first and the second layers using the quantity values of the metallic components. Additionally or alternatively, the methods can include determining a batch specific code from the XRF signals that can be used when performing a test with a test element. Further provided are systems for monitoring a property of disposable test elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Stephan, Herbert Fink, Stefan Niedermaier
  • Publication number: 20190282142
    Abstract: A sensor device for determining the concentration of an analyte under in-vivo conditions that includes an electrode system having an electrode with immobilized enzyme molecules and a diffusion barrier that controls diffusion from the exterior of the electrode system to the immobilized enzyme molecules. The diffusion barrier may include an aliphatic polyurethane. A process of manufacturing such a sensor device is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Herbert Fink, Bernd Hiller, Ulrich Mueller, Markus Siebenhaar, Christoph Grulke
  • Publication number: 20180345283
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a system for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid and a method for manufacturing a test element for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Volker Hullen, Maria Dambach, Herbert Fink, Daniela Pfiffi, Bernd Hiller, Carina Horn
  • Publication number: 20180106726
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Patent number: 9874525
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Publication number: 20160377560
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing disposable diagnostic test elements and monitoring a property thereof, where such methods include detecting X-ray fluorescent (XRF) signals of one or more metallic components in a composite of first and second layers applied to a substrate using XRF spectrometry, determining a quantity value for each metallic component in a measured area from the XRF signals, and then calculating an areal coating quantity of the first and the second layers using the quantity values of the metallic components. Additionally or alternatively, the methods can include determining a batch specific code from the XRF signals that can be used when performing a test with a test element. Further provided are systems for monitoring a property of disposable test elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Peter Stephan, Herbert Fink, Stefan Niedermaier
  • Publication number: 20130343964
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Patent number: 8435726
    Abstract: A method of processing an optical element which has a substrate (110) and a layer system (120) applied to the substrate (110), wherein the layer system (120) in a starting condition has a plurality of volume defects (130), wherein the method includes at least partially filling at least one of the volume defects (130) with a filling material (140). Also disclosed is an associated method of manufacturing an optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Alexandra Pazidis, Christoph Zaczek, Alexander Hirnet, Herbert Fink, Dieter Schmerek
  • Patent number: 8210031
    Abstract: A device for determining an analyte in a sample of liquid comprises an analysis apparatus configured to analyze a sample of liquid applied to an analytical area of a test element. The device comprises further an apparatus configured to prepare a surface of the analytical area by conferring hydrophilic properties to the surface. Analytes in test samples are determined by methods employing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Holger Jabs, Norbert Ladiges, Herbert Fink
  • Publication number: 20100107743
    Abstract: A device for determining an analyte in a sample of liquid comprises an analysis apparatus configured to analyze a sample of liquid applied to an analytical area of a test element. The device comprises further an apparatus configured to prepare a surface of the analytical area by conferring hydrophilic properties to the surface. Analytes in test samples are determined by methods employing the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Holger Jabs, Norbert Ladiges, Herbert Fink
  • Patent number: 7659976
    Abstract: Described is an examination system (1) for locating contamination (2) on an optical element (4) installed in an optical system (5), which examination system (1) comprises: a spatially resolving detector (6); imaging optics (7) that magnify in particular at a magnification of between 2 times and 100 times, for magnified imaging of a surface sub-region (3a) of the optical element (4) on the spatially resolving detector (6); as well as a movement mechanism (12), in particular a motorized movement mechanism (12), for displacing the imaging optics (7) together with the detector (6) relative to the surface (3) of the optical element (4) such that any desired surface sub-region of the surface (3) can be imaged at magnification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Julian Kaller, Herbert Fink, Christoph Zaczek, Wolfgang Rupp
  • Publication number: 20080309905
    Abstract: A method of processing an optical element which has a substrate (110) and a layer system (120) applied to the substrate (110), wherein the layer system (120) in a starting condition has a plurality of volume defects (130), wherein the method includes at least partially filling at least one of the volume defects (130) with a filling material (140). Also disclosed is an associated method of manufacturing an optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Alexandra PAZIDIS, Christoph Zaczek, Alexander Hirnet, Herbert Fink, Dieter Schmerek
  • Publication number: 20070132989
    Abstract: Described is an examination system (1) for locating contamination (2) on an optical element (4) installed in an optical system (5), which examination system (1) comprises: a spatially resolving detector (6); imaging optics (7) that magnify in particular at a magnification of between 2 times and 100 times, for magnified imaging of a surface sub-region (3a) of the optical element (4) on the spatially resolving detector (6); as well as a movement mechanism (12), in particular a motorised movement mechanism (12), for displacing the imaging optics (7) together with the detector (6) relative to the surface (3) of the optical element (4) such that any desired surface sub-region of the surface (3) can be imaged at magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 14, 2007
    Inventors: Julian Kaller, Herbert Fink, Christoph Zaczek, Wolfgang Rupp
  • Patent number: 6319992
    Abstract: A method for preparing a dispersion for a pressure sensitive adhesive is provided, wherein the dispersions contain a copolymer (CP) having units of butyl acrylate and meth)acrylic acid; the method involving the steps of polymerizing an aqueous emulsion (EM) containing butyl acrylate, an anionic emulsifier and a non-ionic emulsifier, in the aqueous phase, under heating and in the presence of at least one water-soluble initiator (IN) of formula (I) MR1  (I) where M represents a metal cation, and R1 represents an anion of a peroxyacid or azo-group-containing acid, wherein (IN) is present in an amount of 0.5-1.5 wt. % (based on weight of the monomers); emulsifying-in (meth)acrylic acid while maintaining an elevated reaction temperature; and adding a second initiator (RI) to complete the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Roehm GmbH Chemische Fabrik
    Inventors: Gunther Mueller, Herbert Fink, Joachim Heyne
  • Patent number: 5556922
    Abstract: A method for preparing a dispersion for a pressure sensitive adhesive is provided, wherein the dispersions contain a copolymer (CP) having units of butyl acrylate and (meth)acrylic acid, the method involving the steps of polymerizing an aqueous emulsion (EM) containing butyl acrylate, an anionic emulsifier and a non-ionic emulsifier, in the aqueous phase, under heating and in the presence of at least one water-soluble initiator (IN) of formula (I)M R.sub.1 (I)where M represents a metal cation, andR1 represents an anion of a peroxyacid or azo-group-containing acid,wherein (IN) is present in an amount of 0.5-1.5 wt. % (based on weight of the monomers);emulsifying-in (meth)acrylic acid while maintaining an elevated reaction temperature; andadding a second initiator (RI) to complete the polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1996
    Assignee: Roehm GmbH Chemische Fabrik
    Inventors: Gunther Mueller, Herbert Fink, Joachim Heyne
  • Patent number: 5225456
    Abstract: Polyvinyl chloride surfaces receive a well-adhering, water and ethanol resistant coating with good plasticizer sealing effect by varnishing with an aqueous dispersion of (meth)acrylate polymers that are synthesized from 10 to 90% by weight acrylic and/or methacrylic acid alkyl or cycloalkyl esters with 1 to 10 carbon atoms in the ester group, 90 to 10% by weight acrylic and/or methacrylic acid esters with aromatic groups constituting or contained in the ester group, and small quantities of other monomers. The copolymers are preferably emulsion polymerized and may be synthesized as multiple-phase polymers according to the core-shell model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignee: Rohm GmbH Chemische Fabrik
    Inventors: Klaus Langerbeins, Herbert Fink, Karl-Josef Folsch, Horst Dinklage
  • Patent number: 5071902
    Abstract: A film-forming, self-crosslinking aqueous synthetic resin dispersion with reduced liberation of formaldehyde contains an emulsion polymer composed of(A) a major portion of an ethylenically unsaturated, free radically polymerizable monomer giving a polymer or copolymer with a glass transition temperature not exceeding 120.degree. C.,(B) N-methylolacrylamide or methacrylamide,(C) optionally further ethylenically unsaturated, free radically polymerizable monomers, and(D) an ethylenically unsaturated, free radically polymerizable monomer carrying a ureido group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1991
    Assignee: Rohm GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Langerbeins, Herbert Fink, Wolfgang Klesse, Dieter Tessmer
  • Patent number: 4689264
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of bound textile sheets, comprising treating a textile sheet substrate with a water dispersion of a mixed polymerizate binder of: (a) 80-99% by wt. of a C.sub.1-8 alkyl ester of acrylic acid, a C.sub.1-8 alkyl ester of methacrylic acid, or combination thereof, or a mixture of at least one of said acrylate or methacrylate esters with styrene, (b) 1-10% by wt. of an acrylamide glycolic acid monomer of the formula: ##STR1## wherein R is hydrogen or methyl, R' is alkyl and R" is hydrogen or alkyl, and (c) 0-20% by wt. of another comonomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1987
    Assignee: Rohm GmbH Chemische Fabrik
    Inventors: Herbert Fink, Klaus Hubner, Heiner Kniese