Patents by Inventor Jens Wilmer

Jens Wilmer 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: 20190314808
    Abstract: A metering head comprising: a carrier having parallel attachments, a stop plate having first holes through which the attachments extend, each attachment having: a tube with a projecting supporting protrusion, a sleeve with a tapering at the bottom end, an elastomer O-ring that encloses the tube, and the sleeves can be shifted between a release position and a clamping position; in the clamping position, the sleeves with the taperings are pressed into the O-rings and expand them, a first shifting apparatus shifting the sleeves between the release position and the clamping position, a second displacement apparatus shifting the stop plate between a stop position and an ejection position, wherein the second shifting apparatus has rocker arms pivotably mounted on the carrier, transmission shafts that are coupled to the sleeves, and ejection shafts which are securely connected to the stop plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Publication number: 20190255533
    Abstract: A metering head for a metering machine having a carrier having parallel attachments for picking up pipette tips, wherein each attachment has: a tube having a supporting protrusion at the bottom end, at least one sleeve which surrounds the tube and can be axially shifted on the tube, and at least one elastomer O-ring which surrounds the tube, a pressure plate above the sleeves having a plurality of first holes through which the tubes extend, wherein the pressure plate can be shifted along the tubes from a release position into a clamping position where the sleeves are pressed, at the bottom ends, against the adjacent O-rings, and the O-rings are expanded to clamp pipette tips; and a first shifting apparatus connected to the pressure plate moving the pressure plate between the release position and clamping position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 9295986
    Abstract: A pipette for use with pipette tips in which a set metering volume is secured in that the locking body is arranged on the circumference of the annular cylindrical locking element when it is in the locking position. Through this, the transmission part which the locking element comprises on the outer circumference is held fast. The annular cylindrical locking element can be formed separately from a toothed ring for driving a counter mechanism. Thus, it is possible to perform the locking in arbitrary positions or in more selectable rotational positions than in the conventional locking equipment, where a locking element engages into the toothed ring for driving the counter mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: EPPENDORF AG
    Inventors: Jens Wilmer, Ingo Winter
  • Patent number: 9044749
    Abstract: A pipette with a rod-shaped casing, a seat, a displacement equipment, comprising a displacement chamber with a relocatable limit, a connection channel, a drive equipment for relocating the relocatable limit of the displacement chamber, coupled to the relocatable limit and having an axially relocatable lifting rod, an upper stop body, a lower stop body and a stop element on the circumference of the lifting rod for limiting the stroke of the lifting rod, an overstroke spring, a stationary screw element, and with a screw element that is relocatable in the casing, a toothing, running along a helical line with the same pitch as that of the thread of the relocatable screw element and having teeth on the upper edge of the relocatable screw element that are directed in the direction of the instantaneous axis of the relocatable screw element, a toothed driving wheel, and means for rotating the toothed driving wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 9027419
    Abstract: A pipette with a displacement unit, a drive unit, means for the detachable connection that detachably connects together the upper housing part and the lower housing part, an ejection device, an end stop, a decoupling device and coupled to the drive device, a lower stop body that upon decoupling of the drive element from the drive device by the decoupling device strikes the actuating end of the ejection extension in order, with further shifting of the actuating element in the actuating direction, to shift downward the ejection extension and the ejection slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Jens Wilmer, Holger Link
  • Publication number: 20140010732
    Abstract: A pipette for actuating a syringe, with a bar-shaped housing, a first fixture with a first opening at the lower end of the housing for putting in a first fastening portion on the upper edge of a cylinder of the syringe, a fixture body with a second fixture and a second opening on the lower end of the housing, for putting in a second fastening portion on a piston of the syringe, an actuating element, a tooth bar connected to the fixture with a tooth in the housing, a pawl, pivotally mounted on the actuating element in the housing, an adjusting element for adjusting the step size of the steps, a covering, movably arranged on the tooth bar at the side of the pawl, and a coupling element arranged on the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Herbert Belgardt, Peter Molitor, Burkhardt Reichmuth, Jörg Sattler, Jens Wilmer
  • Publication number: 20130291660
    Abstract: A pipette for use with pipette tips in which a set metering volume is secured in that the locking body is arranged on the circumference of the annular cylindrical locking element when it is in the locking position. Through this, the transmission part which the locking element comprises on the outer circumference is held fast. The annular cylindrical locking element can be formed separately from a toothed ring for driving a counter mechanism. Thus, it is possible to perform the locking in arbitrary positions or in more selectable rotational positions than in the conventional locking equipment, where a locking element engages into the toothed ring for driving the counter mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: EPPENDORF AG
    Inventors: Jens Wilmer, Ingo Winter
  • Publication number: 20130233095
    Abstract: A pipette with a rod-shaped casing, a seat, a displacement equipment, comprising a displacement chamber with a relocatable limit, a connection channel, a drive equipment for relocating the relocatable limit of the displacement chamber, coupled to the relocatable limit and having an axially relocatable lifting rod, an upper stop body, a lower stop body and a stop element on the circumference of the lifting rod for limiting the stroke of the lifting rod, an overstroke spring, a stationary screw element, and with a screw element that is relocatable in the casing, a toothing, running along a helical line with the same pitch as that of the thread of the relocatable screw element and having teeth on the upper edge of the relocatable screw element that are directed in the direction of the instantaneous axis of the relocatable screw element, a toothed driving wheel, and means for rotating the toothed driving wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Publication number: 20130199312
    Abstract: A pipette with a displacement unit, a drive unit, means for the detachable connection that detachably connects together the upper housing part and the lower housing part, an ejection device, an end stop, a decoupling device and coupled to the drive device, a lower stop body that upon decoupling of the drive element from the drive device by the decoupling device strikes the actuating end of the ejection extension in order, with further shifting of the actuating element in the actuating direction, to shift downward the ejection extension and the ejection slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: EPPENDORF AG
    Inventors: Jens Wilmer, Holger Link
  • Patent number: 8377396
    Abstract: Gripping tool for automatic laboratory machines, with gripping appliances for gripping vessels, an appliance for converting and/or transferring of movements, the power take-off of which is coupled with the gripping appliances in order to drive them, a coupling appliance for detachable connection with a drive appliance of a tool support of an automatic laboratory machine, which is coupled with the drive of the appliance for converting and/or transferring in order to drive it, and a mounting appliance for detachable mounting of the gripping tool on the tool support of the automatic laboratory machine, while the coupling appliance is connected with the drive appliance of the tool support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Matthias Meinicke, Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 8297134
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a pipetting device with a throw-off system for detachably connecting with at least one pipette tip, at least one displacement device, a driving device for driving a displacement member of the displacement device and an adjustment device with a lead screw nut and a lead screw for adjusting the metering volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Publication number: 20100083775
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a pipetting device with means for detachably connecting with at least one pipette tip, at least one displacement device, a driving device for driving a displacement member of the displacement device and an adjustment device with a lead screw nut and a lead screw for adjusting the metering volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 7673532
    Abstract: Pipetting device for metering liquids comprising a piston actuating rod, at least one receiver for a piston head arranged on one end of the piston actuating rod and which is defined by an abutment surface for the piston head in the axial direction of the piston actuating rod, and comprises a through-opening for a piston rod opposing said piston head and a base for supporting the piston head surrounding the through-opening, at least one cylinder with a hollow space, at least one seat for holding a pipette tip, at least one through-channel connecting the hollow space of a cylinder to a through-hole in a seat and at least one piston arranged longitudinally displaceably in a cylinder with a piston rod extending through the through-opening of a receiver and a piston head at the end of the piston rod arranged in the receiver, which is positioned on the base with a lower face facing the piston rod and comprises a resilient body projecting beyond the upper face facing away from the piston rod, which does not bear aga
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Eppendael AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 7674432
    Abstract: Pipetting device with an upper part of the casing, a driving element, arranged in the upper part of the casing, with a movable drive element, a spigot receiver, arranged in the upper part of the casing, at least one claw receiver inside the spigot receiver, a lower part of the casing, at least one displacement equipment, arranged in the lower part of the casing, with a displacement chamber, at least one seat for detachably holding a pipette point, arranged on the lower part of the casing and being connected with the displacement chamber via a channel, a spigot, arranged on the lower part of the casing, to be inserted into the spigot receiver, at least one snap hook, arranged on the spigot, with a claw for engaging into the claw receiver when the spigot is inserted into the spigot receiver, and a springy shaft, which is deflectable transversely to the axis of the spigot in order to lift off the claw out of the claw receiver, a lock release ring, movable on the spigot, a wedge gear on the shaft and the lock rel
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 7608221
    Abstract: Multi-channel metering device with displacement devices for displacing a plurality of air columns, a plurality of holders which comprise a shank for releasable connection to a pipette tip, a connector and a connecting channel extending from the free end of the shank to the connector, flexible pipes which connect the displacement devices to the connectors, a guide on which the holders may be displaced with shanks aligned parallel to one another and perpendicular to the guide, abutment surfaces on the faces of the holders facing one another, pins projecting from the holders, oriented perpendicular to the guide and the shanks, round chain links arranged on the pins of adjacent holders, a free space existing between the pins and the rounded portions of the round chain links when the abutment surfaces of the adjacent holders bear against one another, and a drive device which engages at least one of the two outer holders and by means of which the holders may be pushed apart and pushed together along the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Herbert Belgardt, Jens Wilmer, Holger Link
  • Patent number: 7462327
    Abstract: Gripping tool for automatic laboratory machines, with gripping appliances for gripping vessels, an appliance for converting and/or transferring of movements, the power take-off of which is coupled with the gripping appliances in order to drive them, a coupling appliance for detachable connection with a drive appliance of a tool support of an automatic laboratory machine, which is coupled with the drive of the appliance for converting and/or transferring in order to drive it, and a mounting appliance for detachable mounting of the gripping tool on the tool support of the automatic laboratory machine, while the coupling appliance is connected with the drive appliance of the tool support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Matthias Meinicke, Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: 7402440
    Abstract: A proportioning system, comprising at least one tool, a programmable electronic storage device disposed on the tool, a proportioning device including a device for releasably mounting the tool, a device for actuating the tool, and a device for controlling of the device for actuating the tool and/or device for releasably mounting it, and a device for contacting connected to the device for controlling and disposed on the proportioning device and another device for contacting disposed on the tool that is connected to the programmable electronic storage device wherein the device for contacting and the other device for contacting contact each other when the tool is releasably mounted on the proportioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Jens Wilmer, Ranier Rothhoff
  • Publication number: 20080006100
    Abstract: Pipetting device for metering liquids comprising a piston actuating rod, at least one receiver for a piston head arranged on one end of the piston actuating rod and which is defined by an abutment surface for the piston head in the axial direction of the piston actuating rod, and comprises a through-opening for a piston rod opposing said piston head and a base for supporting the piston head surrounding the through-opening, at least one cylinder with a hollow space, at least one seat for holding a pipette tip, at least one through-channel connecting the hollow space of a cylinder to a through-hole in a seat and at least one piston arranged longitudinally displaceably in a cylinder with a piston rod extending through the through-opening of a receiver and a piston head at the end of the piston rod arranged in the receiver, which is positioned on the base with a lower face facing the piston rod and comprises a resilient body projecting beyond the upper face facing away from the piston rod, which does not bear aga
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Publication number: 20070048193
    Abstract: Pipetting device with an upper part of the casing, a driving element, arranged in the upper part of the casing, with a movable drive element, a spigot receiver, arranged in the upper part of the casing, at least one claw receiver inside the spigot receiver, a lower part of the casing, at least one displacement equipment, arranged in the lower part of the casing, with a displacement chamber, at least one seat for detachably holding a pipette point, arranged on the lower part of the casing and being connected with the displacement chamber via a channel, a spigot, arranged on the lower part of the casing, to be inserted into the spigot receiver, at least one snap hook, arranged on the spigot, with a claw for engaging into the claw receiver when the spigot is inserted into the spigot receiver, and a springy shaft, which is deflectable transversely to the axis of the spigot in order to lift off the claw out of the claw receiver, a lock release ring, movable on the spigot, a wedge gear on the shaft and the lock rel
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Publication date: March 1, 2007
    Applicant: Eppendorf AG
    Inventor: Jens Wilmer
  • Patent number: D625429
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventors: Holger Link, Peter Molitor, Michael Schicke, Jens Wilmer