Patents by Inventor Holger Reinecke

Holger Reinecke 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: 20190246027
    Abstract: A visualization module (1, 50, 100, 200), in particular for an endoscope (2), having an image sensor (3) and an illumination unit (4) for lighting a field of view of the image sensor (3), wherein the illumination unit (4) is arranged in the shadow of the image sensor (3) in the case of light that is incident perpendicularly on an end face (32) of the visualization module (1, 50, 100, 200), and the image sensor (3) and the illumination unit (4) are encapsulated at least partially in a transparent encapsulation material (5). A method for producing a visualization module (1, 50, 100, 200) is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: Scholly Fiberoptic GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Kuhn, Maximilian Gotz, Johannes Bourbon, Stefan Schroer, Holger Reinecke
  • Patent number: 10052627
    Abstract: A measuring arrangement comprising: a support element having a longitudinal axis, wherein a sensor for ascertaining a process variable of a gaseous or liquid fluid is arranged on the support element; and the sensor, wherein the sensor has a fluid duct, which extends within the sensor. The support element has a fluid duct, and for mechanical connection of the fluid duct with the fluid duct of the sensor a bonding layer, which extends over a portion of a surface of the support element and over a portion of a surface of the sensor. The bonding layer comprises at least one fluorinated polymer. The support element has for connection of the fluid duct of the support element with the fluid duct of the sensor, in each case, at least one connection element, which protrude from the support element perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis and which protrude inwardly into the fluid duct of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Christof Huber, Hagen Feth, Frank Steinhoff, Holger Reinecke
  • Publication number: 20180187027
    Abstract: A method of applying at least one coating of at least one electrically insulating polymer to an applicator for currents, especially HF currents in surgery, the coating is produced by electrophoretic deposition from a suspension of the polymer in at least one organic solvent, wherein the applicators thus coated are especially clamps, pairs of tweezers or pairs of scissors which are used in the bipolar application technique of HF surgery. Polymers used are especially thermoplastic polymers, such as thermoplastic fluoropolymers, and more particularly polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE) or ethylene chlorotrifluoroethylene (ECTFE).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph Rothweiler, Holger Reinecke, Dieter Weißhaupt
  • Publication number: 20170368274
    Abstract: A container for holding, dispensing and/or storing a preferably liquid medicament preparation is proposed, which comprises an inner space for the medicament preparation and an at least partially multi-layered wall structure defining the inner space, the wall structure comprising a first layer with a first through-opening of less than 40 ?m. Alternatively or additionally, the wall structure comprises a second and third layer, a second through-opening being provided in the second layer and the third layer covering or closing off the wall structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Holger REINECKE, Benjamin FRANZMANN, Marcus Rainer RAHMEL, Michael AVEN, Steffen SCHUY, Andree JUNG
  • Patent number: 9664633
    Abstract: A resistive hydrogen sensor has at least two electrical connections and at least one resistance layer containing at least one suitable material for incorporating hydrogen, via which the electrical connections are connected to each other. The resistance layer adjoins at least one interface on a contact layer, which contains at least one chemical element from the fourth subgroup of the periodic table and/or carbon. The contact layer connected in series between the electrical connections to the resistance layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Erdler, Holger Reinecke, Claas Müller, Mirko Frank
  • Patent number: 9543606
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (Hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein the storage unit (4) is directly coupled with an anode and/or the storage unit (4) is incorporated in a substrate (1) of a semiconductor. The storage unit (4) is preferably connected to the substrate (1) at least via a stress compensation layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Lehmann, Claas Mueller, Holger Reinecke, Mirko Frank, Gilbert Erdler
  • Publication number: 20160256867
    Abstract: A measuring arrangement comprising: a support element having a longitudinal axis, wherein a sensor for ascertaining a process variable of a gaseous or liquid fluid is arranged on the support element; and the sensor, wherein the sensor has a fluid duct, which extends within the sensor. The support element has a fluid duct, and for mechanical connection of the fluid duct with the fluid duct of the sensor a bonding layer, which extends over a portion of a surface of the support element and over a portion of a surface of the sensor. The bonding layer comprises at least one fluorinated polymer. The support element has for connection of the fluid duct of the support element with the fluid duct of the sensor, in each case, at least one connection element, which protrude from the support element perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis and which protrude inwardly into the fluid duct of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Christof Huber, Hagen Feth, Frank Steinhoff, Holger Reinecke
  • Publication number: 20150352584
    Abstract: In the case of a high-pressure cleaning instrument (1), it is proposed to form a flexible portion (7) of a liquid passage (3) between an instrument tip (4) and an operating end (19) in links (8, 9, 10) which are connected to one another in an articulated manner, wherein adjacent links (8, 9, 10) are connected to one another via at least one joint (11, 21) in each case and each have a pressure-application surface (14, 27) on a joint head (15, 24), with which pressure application surface the respective at least one joint (11, 21) is fixed or can be fixed in the liquid passage (3) in a pressure-dependent manner by an internal pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Applicant: SCHOLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Franz, Klaus Wolter, Matthias Kratschmer, Jochen Dietrich, Claas Muller, Holger Reinecke
  • Patent number: 9093690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor fuel cell that can be activated by a first substance (O2) in its environment. The sensor fuel cell includes a catalytically active anode, a cathode that has a cathode surface at least partially exposed to the environment, and a proton-conductive membrane located between the anode and the cathode so as to convey protons through from the anode to the cathode. An anode surface of the anode is at least partially exposed to the environment for access of at least one second substance (H2) from the environment to the anode. Such a disposition enables access of a first reactant in the form for example of oxygen from the ambient air to the cathode, and additionally access of a second reactant in the form for example of hydrogen from the ambient air to the free surface of the anode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Erdler, Holger Reinecke, Claas Mueller, Mirko Frank
  • Publication number: 20140205927
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (Hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein the storage unit (4) is directly coupled with an anode and/or the storage unit (4) is incorporated in a substrate (1) of a semiconductor. The storage unit (4) is preferably connected to the substrate (1) at least via a stress compensation layer (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko LEHMANN, Claas MUELLER, Holger REINECKE, Mirko FRANK, Gilbert ERDLER
  • Patent number: 8715884
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fuel cell with a storage unit (4) for storing hydrogen (Hx), with a proton conductive layer, which covers a surface of the storage unit (4), and with a cathode (7) on a side of the proton conductive layer, which side is located opposite, wherein the storage unit (4) is directly coupled with an anode and/or the storage unit (4) is incorporated in a substrate (1) of a semiconductor. The storage unit (4) is preferably connected to the substrate (1) at least via a stress compensation layer (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Mirko Lehmann, Claas Muller, Holger Reinecke, Mirko Frank, Gilbert Erdler
  • Patent number: 8592091
    Abstract: In a method for producing a proton-conductive, structured electrolyte membrane, particularly for a fuel cell, a coating, which comprises at least one ion-conductive cross-linking component having at least one acid group and at least one photoactive substances interacting therewith, is applied onto a solid body surface. The coating is optically masked in that at least one region of the coating, in which the electrolyte membrane is supposed to be, is exposed such that the cross-linking component cross-links with the photoactive substances to form a polymer and/or copolymer network adhering to the solid body surface. At least one unexposed region of the coating is removed in order to structure the electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Micronas GmbH
    Inventors: Gilbert Erdler, Holger Reinecke, Mirko Frank, Claas Mueller, Jochen Kerres
  • Publication number: 20120021323
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fuel cell (1) having a substrate (2) comprising an opening (10) and a layer stack (7) disposed on the substrate (2). Said stack comprises an electrode (3) designed as a self-supporting metal membrane covering the opening (10), said membrane being permeable to hydrogen atoms and blocking the passage of gaseous or liquid fuel, a counter electrode (6), and an electrolytelayer (4) adjoining a catalytic material and disposed between the electrode (3) and the counter electrotrode (6). In order to feed in a fuel comprising protons, the fuel cell (1) has a fuel supply device (14) connected to the electrode (3) by means of the opening (10). In order to feed in a reactant, a reactant supply device (15) is connected to the electrolyte layer (4) by means of the counter electrode (6). The reactant is suitable for reacting with the protons in order to generate electric current.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Gilbert Erdler, Mirko Frank, Holger Reinecke, Claas Mueller
  • Publication number: 20110241226
    Abstract: A method for producing a microfluid component includes: Producing a single polymer layer made of at least one plastic or a plastic composite and having a microfluid structure, fitting the polymer layer with at least one semiconductor element, and/or with at least one electronic component, and/or with an optical or optoelectronic component, sealing the microfluid structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Holger Reinecke, Johanna May
  • Publication number: 20110217659
    Abstract: In a method for producing a proton-conductive, structured electrolyte membrane, particularly for a fuel cell, a coating, which comprises at least one ion-conductive cross-linking component having at least one acid group and at least one photoactive substances interacting therewith, is applied onto a solid body surface. The coating is optically masked in that at least one region of the coating, in which the electrolyte membrane is supposed to be, is exposed such that the cross-linking component cross-links with the photoactive substances to form a polymer and/or copolymer network adhering to the solid body surface. At least one unexposed region of the coating is removed in order to structure the electrolyte membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Gilbert ERDLER, Holger Reinecke, Mirko Frank, Claas Mueller, Jochen Kerres
  • Patent number: 7963955
    Abstract: Foil bags are used as a primary packaging for liquids, the bags permitting the liquid to be taken therefrom without the application of a considerable amount of force. A container is provided for a medicinal liquid, the container being gas-tight and liquid-tight so that it is storable over many months. The container includes a collapsible foil bag on which a flange, which is stable in respect of shape, is disposed. The flange is designed for fitting onto a discharge connection member. The container can be disposed in a casing which is stable in respect of shape. The medicinal liquid does not come into contact with air and is protected from the effect of light. The medicinal liquid may be dispensed from the foil bag in many partial quantities over a prolonged period of time, with a respective partial amount thereof being converted into an aerosol by means of an atomizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Freund, Dieter Hochrainer, Heinrich Kladders, Bernd Zierenberg, Joachim Eicher, Johannes Geser, Martin Essing, Holger Reinecke
  • Publication number: 20110136023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an integrated hydride air accumulator system and method for manufacturing the same. More specifically, the present invention relates to an integrated hydride/air accumulator with an air electrode, a hydride storage and a counter electrode conductively connected with the hydride storage which is in electrical contact with an electrolyte and an ionically conductive membrane between the air electrode and the counter electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Christian Bretthauer, Holger Reinecke, Class Mueller
  • Patent number: 7896264
    Abstract: A microstructured nozzle consists of a number of channels produced by microstructuring a plate-shaped member. In the nozzle the channels are located between projections which are arranged side by side in rows and project from a base plate. This microstructured base plate is covered with a cover plate. The channels are narrowly defined in terms of shape, cross sectional area and length. The nozzle contains a filter as the primary structure and a secondary structure downstream of the filter. The nozzle is used, for example, with an atomiser which produces an aerosol from a fluid containing a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Eicher, Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann, Holger Reinecke
  • Patent number: 7867405
    Abstract: A process for producing a multiplicity of microfluidic arrangements from a plate-shaped composite structure and an atomiser which is provided with such nozzle arrangements is proposed. Each arrangement has a groove structure which forms flow channels and the dimensions of which are in the micrometer range. The lines for optional subsequent mechanical separation of bridging groove structures are joined to each other and are partly or completely filled with a filling medium before mechanical machining. The medium is selected so that it is not removed from the groove structures either by the mechanical machining or by aids used during mechanical machining. Afterwards, however, the filling medium is removed from the groove structures by suitable measures. The groove structures are thereby prevented from becoming blocked due to mechanical contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Spitz, Holger Reinecke
  • Publication number: 20100160940
    Abstract: A surgical instrument has a shaft, an end effector comprising at least one movably mounted tool element and defining a longitudinal axis, and a force transmitting member mounted in the shaft for movement in the distal and proximal directions for transmitting an actuating force introduced at a proximal end of the instrument onto the end effector in order to move the at least one tool element from a first tool element position to a second tool element position and/or vice versa. The at least one tool element is pivotably mounted on a bearing shaft held on the shaft. The at least one tool element is connected by at least one articulation member, at least a section of which is flexible, to the force transmitting member in order to transmit the actuating force from the force transmitting member onto the at least one tool element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicants: Aesculap AG, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg
    Inventors: Theodor Lutze, Dirk Schauer, Alexander Disch, Holger Reinecke, Claas Mueller