Patents by Inventor Jochim Koch

Jochim Koch 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: 10463893
    Abstract: A cooling device (10), for a protective respiratory apparatus (100), has a housing (20), a breathing bag (30) arranged in the housing (20) with an inlet (32) for respiratory air (A) and an outlet (34) for cooled respiratory air (A) and a spring plate (40) with a spring device (42) to apply a spring force to the breathing bag (30). Between the housing (20) and at least one section of an outer side (36) of the breathing bag (30) an cooling air channel (50) is formed. The cooling air channel (50) is connected to the ambient air (U) outside the housing (20) in a fluid-communicating manner. A blower (52) is arranged for the generation of a flow of the ambient air (U) through the cooling air channel (50). Furthermore a protective respiratory apparatus (100) having such a cooling device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Carsten Stemich, Bastian Wilke, Christian Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 10376152
    Abstract: A measuring device (10) has at least one sensor (16, 18), which can be applied to the skin surface (12) of a patient for detecting a measured value with the sensor (16, 18). The device (10) has two contact surfaces (20, 22) on an underside (24), which is intended for being in contact with the skin surface (12) of the patient. A current detecting (32, 34), detects a measuring current (30) resulting from a particular effective electric resistance between the contact surfaces (20, 22). A method for operating such a measuring device (10) and a system with such a measuring device (10) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Thomas Grassl
  • Publication number: 20190154509
    Abstract: A process and a device are provided for a contactless determination of a measuring location (32) on a body, which point is intended for the measurement of a skin temperature of a human being (10). A signature (36) indicating a measuring location (32) on the body is detected by means of a sensor system (16). A skin temperature measurement is carried out on the measuring location (32) on the body. A signature (36) detectable in the infrared range and a sensor system (16) sensitive in the infrared range are used. Both the detection of the infrared range signature (36) and the measurement of the skin temperature at the measuring location (32) on the body are carried out by means of the sensor system (16) sensitive in the infrared range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jochim KOCH, Jasper DIESEL, Marc-Florian UTH
  • Publication number: 20190154301
    Abstract: A heater, for an incubator for infants, has a housing structure with an upper housing surface and a lower housing surface, at least one air inlet for an inflowing air stream, at least one air outlet for an outflowing air stream, at least one fan impeller, at least one heating element and at least one heat transfer element. The upper housing surface and the lower housing surface delimit a flow space. The heat transfer element is a plate with a flat surface that is arranged horizontally during operation of the heater. An incubator for infants having such a heater is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jochim KOCH, Robert LISCHINSKI, Uwe SCHMID
  • Patent number: 10228159
    Abstract: A heater, for an incubator for infants, has a housing structure with an upper housing surface and a lower housing surface, at least one air inlet for an inflowing air stream, at least one air outlet for an outflowing air stream, at least one fan impeller, at least one heating element and at least one heat transfer element. The upper housing surface and the lower housing surface delimit a flow space. The heat transfer element is a plate with a flat surface that is arranged horizontally during operation of the heater. An incubator for infants having such a heater is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Robert Lischinski, Uwe Schmid
  • Patent number: 10222367
    Abstract: A calibrating device (1) for a breath alcohol measuring device (25) as well as a system including such a calibrating device (1) and a breath alcohol measuring device (25) are shown and described. A test gas container (3), which provides a test gas, which can flow via an outlet (5) into an inlet (11) of a measuring adapter (9), is provided in the calibrating device (1). A measuring adapter (9) forms a flow path (17), in which the test gas is subjected to a dynamic pressure. The measuring adapter (9) is configured for being connected to a breath alcohol measuring device (25), which triggers a measurement when the dynamic pressure of the test gas reaches a pressure threshold value of the breath alcohol measuring device (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Peter Tschuncky, Jochim Koch, Stefan Morley
  • Patent number: 10188879
    Abstract: The invention relates to a respiratory circuit appliance with a respiratory line, a CO2 absorber (6) in the respiratory line, and a cooling device for cooling the respiratory gas after it exits the CO2 absorber. Provision is made that the cooling device cools a heating pump with a compressor (33) for compressing/condensing a cooling medium, a condenser (30), which receives the condensed cooling medium, and in so doing releases heat to the surroundings, and with a heat exchanger body (8) which receives the cooled cooling medium and is in heat-conducting contact with a section of the respiratory line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Jochim Koch
  • Publication number: 20190014990
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus (1), for the contactless determination of a temperature (T) of an object (100), e.g., of a human, has an infrared camera (10) with a focus (11). A calibrating device (30) is connected to the infrared camera (10) via a data link. The calibrating device (30) has an outer shell (31) with an emissivity on the outside similar to that of the object (100). A temperature sensor (34) is arranged in the outer shell (31). Moreover, a method for contactless determination of a temperature (T) of an object (100) with the measuring apparatus (1) as well as a method for the operation of the measuring apparatus are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Frank FRANZ, Jochim KOCH, Ulf PILZ
  • Patent number: 10071008
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device (incubator) includes a lying surface bordered by side walls with a side wall part suspended via a hinge allowing downward pivoting with a lock for an upright closed position. The locking mechanism has a closing projection that can enter an open side receptacle, with guide curve, to lock the side wall part in the upright closed position on a stationary structure of the heat therapy device. The closing projection or the receptacle is suspended so as to be linearly movable in the direction of connection lines thereof to the pivot axis of the hinge, such that the closing projection can be moved to a position in front of the open side of the receptacle. A preloading apparatus ensures that the closing projection and the receptacle are pressed together in form-closed engagement when the closing projection and the open side of the receptacle are oriented toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Markus Hampe, Claudia Kohnke
  • Patent number: 9950196
    Abstract: A breathing circuit device has a breathing gas line for forming a closed breathing system, with a cooling device with at least one cooling element for cooling a breathing gas sent through the breathing gas line. The at least one cooling element is separated from the breathing gas with a wall and the wall is a deformable wall, so that a direct contact can be established between the at least one cooling element and the deformable wall by means of a deformation of the deformable wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Jochim Koch
  • Patent number: 9820906
    Abstract: A heat therapy device including a care unit presenting a lying surface for supporting an infant, a hood which is moveable between a closed position covering the care unit and an opened position clearing the top of the care unit, a radiation heater arranged to irradiate the lying surface in the opened position of the hood, a convection heater, and control units which are configured and arranged to control the operation of the radiation and convection heaters, wherein the control units are configured and arranged to control the operation of the convection heater as a primary heater when the hood is in the closed position and to control the operation of the radiation heater as the primary heater when the hood is in the opened position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Ulf Timme
  • Patent number: 9821172
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device for treatment of neonates has a bordered lying surface (5) for receiving a neonate, a vertical support column (8) arranged adjacent to the head end of the lying surface (5) and radiant heaters (3, 4), supported by the column, directed at the lying surface (5). A control unit controls the heating output of each of the radiant heaters (3, 4). At least one first radiant heater (4) is directed at a head end half of the lying surface (5). At least one second radiant heater (3) is directed at the other half of the lying surface. The control unit (9) adjusts the heating output of the first radiant heater and the second radiant heater in such that, with the lying surface (5) arranged horizontally, the heating output of the second radiant heater (3) is greater by a predefined factor than that of the first radiant heater (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Arne Tröllsch
  • Patent number: 9622905
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device with a reclining surface (6) for a patient and with two radiant heaters (3, 4) directed towards the reclining surface (6) and with a control unit (5), which is set up to control the heat output of each of the radiant heaters (3, 4). The reclining surface (6) includes structure for pivoting about an axis of rotation (12) at right angles to a body axis (11) of the patient. An angle or slope sensor (13) detects the deviation of the position of the reclining surface (6) from the horizontal plane. The control unit (5) is connected to the angle or slope sensor and adapts the heat output of each of the first radiant heater and of the second radiant heater (4) as a function of the detected measured value of the slope such that the heat output of each heater differs by a predetermined factor and the heat output of each heater is equal when the reclining surface is in the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Jochim Koch
  • Patent number: 9579479
    Abstract: A respiration moistener (1) has an inlet (3), into which incoming gas (2) to be moistened can be fed. Vapor (21) is mixed with the incoming gas (2) in a mixing chamber (4). Moistened outgoing gas (5) flows out of an outlet (6). In cases in which the temperature of the incoming gas (2) becomes so high that the temperature of the outgoing gas (5) is above a desired value, the internal desired value is adjusted. The outgoing gas (5) can then cool to the desired value on its way through the inspiration tube (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Jochim Koch
  • Publication number: 20170021202
    Abstract: A system includes a closed-circuit respirator (1) with a breathing mask (2), a closed breathing circuit, which leads from the breathing mask via an exhalation tube (3), a lime cartridge (4) for binding CO2, a spring-loaded breathing bag (5) and an inhalation tube (7) to the breathing mask. A pressurized oxygen tank (11) is connected to the circuit via a constant dispensing unit (8) and to the breathing bag via a minimum flow control valve (9), which opens upon a collapse of the breathing bag (lack of breathing gas in the circuit) and fills the breathing bag from the oxygen tank. A pressure sensor (12) detects the pressure in the oxygen tank. A constant dispensing unit introduces oxygen with a volume lower than a mean oxygen volume demand. A monitoring device (13-15) calculates a quantity of oxygen consumed and still remaining from the detected pressure and an initial pressure value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jochim KOCH, Jörg POLZIEN
  • Publication number: 20160377597
    Abstract: A calibrating device (1) for a breath alcohol measuring device (25) as well as a system including such a calibrating device (1) and a breath alcohol measuring device (25) are shown and described. A test gas container (3), which provides a test gas, which can flow via an outlet (5) into an inlet (11) of a measuring adapter (9), is provided in the calibrating device (1). A measuring adapter (9) forms a flow path (17), in which the test gas is subjected to a dynamic pressure. The measuring adapter (9) is configured for being connected to a breath alcohol measuring device (25), which triggers a measurement when the dynamic pressure of the test gas reaches a pressure threshold value of the breath alcohol measuring device (25).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Peter TSCHUNCKY, Jochim KOCH, Stefan MORLEY
  • Publication number: 20160367150
    Abstract: A measuring device (10) has at least one sensor (16, 18), which can be applied to the skin surface (12) of a patient for detecting a measured value with the sensor (16, 18). The device (10) has two contact surfaces (20, 22) on an underside (24), which is intended for being in contact with the skin surface (12) of the patient. A current detecting (32, 34), detects a measuring current (30) resulting from a particular effective electric resistance between the contact surfaces (20, 22). A method for operating such a measuring device (10) and a system with such a measuring device (10) are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Jochim KOCH, Thomas GRASSL
  • Patent number: 9486378
    Abstract: A heat therapy device, in particular an incubator, for treating newborn children, has a bordered lying surface (4) freely accessible from above for accommodating a newborn child. A hood (18) can be moved between a closed position in which the bordered lying surface (4) is covered and an open exposed bordered lying surface position. A radiation heater (16) is suspended from a support structure (8) and is directed at the surface (4), in such a way that, after the movement from the closed position to the open position, the end (18b) of the hood facing the support structure (8) lies vertically at least at the height of the radiation heater (16) and lies horizontally further from the support structure (8) than the radiation heater, such that the hood (18) assumes a position outside of a radiation cone (16a) from the radiation heater (16) onto the lying surface (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Thomas Bohnen, Tjeerd Jan Pieter Gerbranda, Markus Hampe, Jochim Koch, Philip Möhring
  • Publication number: 20160250504
    Abstract: A cooling device (10), for a protective respiratory apparatus (100), has a housing (20), a breathing bag (30) arranged in the housing (20) with an inlet (32) for respiratory air (A) and an outlet (34) for cooled respiratory air (A) and a spring plate (40) with a spring device (42) to apply a spring force to the breathing bag (30). Between the housing (20) and at least one section of an outer side (36) of the breathing bag (30) an cooling air channel (50) is formed. The cooling air channel (50) is connected to the ambient air (U) outside the housing (20) in a fluid-communicating manner. A blower (52) is arranged for the generation of a flow of the ambient air (U) through the cooling air channel (50). Furthermore a protective respiratory apparatus (100) having such a cooling device is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: September 1, 2016
    Inventors: Jochim KOCH, Carsten STEMICH, Bastian WILKE, Christian ULBRICH
  • Patent number: 9333141
    Abstract: A thermotherapy device (1) includes a basic housing (2) with walls (14) with a support for a patient and an especially transparent covering hood (3) for the basic housing (2), which covering hood can be moved between a closed position and an open position, so that the basic housing (2) is closed by the covering hood (3) in the closed position. A guide mechanism (4) is provided for mechanically guiding the motion of the covering hood (3) between the closed position and open position. A heater such as a convection heater with a blower heats the air and/or an air humidifier humidifies the air. The covering hood (3) is moved in a simple manner and access to the support for a patient is essentially not hindered by the covering hood (3) in the open position. The patient is kept warm essentially by a radiant heater when the covering hood (3) is opened and by the convection heater when the covering hood (3) is closed. The covering hood (3) may be irradiated by the radiant heater and protected from condensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Jochim Koch, Philip Möhring, Harald Kneuer