Patents by Inventor Jorg Mayer

Jorg Mayer 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: 20210229484
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a value document includes: providing a value document substrate; printing the value document substrate with magnetically orientable effect pigments which are dispersed in a UV-curable lacquer; the step of exposing the lacquer containing the magnetically orientable effect pigments to a dynamic magnetic field; the step of irradiating the lacquer containing the effect pigments with UV radiation; and optionally the step of embossing the cured or at least partially cured UV lacquer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Tobias SATTLER, Karlheinz MAYER, Maik Rudolf Johann SCHERER, Kai Hermann SCHERER, Raphael DEHMEL, Christian FUHSE, Michael RAHM, Manfred HEIM, Matthias PFEIFFER, Yana KISSELOVA-WECKERLE, Thomas MANG, Jorg ANDERS
  • Publication number: 20210177438
    Abstract: A device and method for perforating a dense bone layer. The device includes a vibration generator for generating mechanical vibration, in particular ultrasonic vibration, and an instrument with an elongated shaft and a distal end piece including a perforator. The distal end piece is arranged at a distal end of the shaft and the proximal end of the shaft is connected or connectable to the vibration generator. The perforator has the form of a solid or a hollow cylinder. The vibration generator, the shaft and the distal end piece are adapted to each other for the shaft to transmit, when connected to the activated vibration generator, mechanical vibration from the vibration generator to the distal end piece and for vibrating the perforator in a direction parallel to its cylinder axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Andrè Schwery, Jörg Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210169619
    Abstract: An approach for attaching a superstructure, such as a crown, to an abutment by an approach that includes causing thermoplastic material to become flowable due to mechanical energy input, and to flow relative to an attachment structure to secure the superstructure and crown together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Müller, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 11027497
    Abstract: A method of anchoring a connector in a heterogeneous first object that includes a first building layer and, distally of the first building layer, an interlining layer. The method includes providing the first object and the connector, which includes thermoplastic material in a solid state; contacting the connector with the first building layer; applying a first mechanical pressing force to the connector until the first building layer is pierced by the connector and a distal portion of the connector reaches into the interlining layer; applying a second mechanical pressing force and mechanical vibration to the connector until a flow portion of the thermoplastic material is flowable and penetrates structures of the first object, and a distally facing abutment face of the head portion abuts against the metal profile in a region next to the opening; and letting the thermoplastic material resolidify to yield a positive-fit connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MULTIMATERIAL-WELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Joakim Kvist, Mario Lehmann, Patricia Poschner
  • Publication number: 20210161519
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes a material having thermoplastic properties and is fixated in a hard tissue opening by liquefying at least part of this material and letting it penetrate into walls of the hard tissue opening. During the named fixation and preferably towards the end of it, the suture being held in a distal suture conduit is locked relative to the hard tissue by being clamped between the suture anchor and the wall of the hard tissue opening or by being clamped or braked through collapse of the suture conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Andrea Müller, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Milica Berra, Andreas Wenger
  • Publication number: 20210146635
    Abstract: A method of anchoring a connector in a first object is provided, wherein the connector includes thermoplastic material in a solid state. The method includes bringing the connector into physical contact with the first object, rotating the connector relative to the first object around a proximodistal rotation axis and exerting a relative force by the connector onto the first object, until a flow portion of the thermoplastic material of the connector becomes flowable and flows relative to the first object, and stopping rotation of the connector, whereby the flow portion anchors the connector relative to the first object, wherein a distal end of the connector is equipped for cutting/punching into the first object and/or for removing material therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Marcel Aeschlimann, Laurent Torriani, Slobodan Glavaski, Joakim Kvist
  • Patent number: 11006943
    Abstract: A suture anchor suitable for being fixed in a hard tissue opening with the aid of a material having thermoplastic properties and energy transmitted to the suture anchor for in situ liquefaction of at least part of the material having thermoplastic properties. The suture anchor includes an anchor foot and a thermoplastic sleeve, and the anchor foot includes a system of channels and/or grooves with a mouth in a proximal face of the anchor foot. The thermoplastic sleeve is arranged coaxially to the mouth. The anchor foot also includes a locking element for securing the suture in a non-slideable manner relative to the hard tissue or a securing sleeve for securing the suture. The locking element or the securing element may be secured relative to the anchor foot when the anchor foot is in a fixed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Andreas Wenger
  • Publication number: 20210129450
    Abstract: A method for joining two objects by anchoring an insert portion provided on one of the objects in an opening provided on the other one of the objects. The anchorage is achieved by liquefaction of a thermoplastic material and interpenetration of the liquefied material and a penetrable material, the two materials being arranged on opposite surfaces of the insert portion and the wall of the opening. Before such liquefaction and interpenetration, an interference fit is established in which such opposite surfaces are pressed against each other, and, for the anchoring, mechanical vibration energy and possibly a shearing force are applied, wherein the shearing force puts a shear stress on the interference fit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Patent number: 10987096
    Abstract: A device and method for fixating soft tissue to hard tissue with the aid of a suture anchor and a suture or with the aid of a headed anchor, wherein the anchor is forced into the hard tissue and then anchored therein by in situ liquefaction of a material having thermoplastic properties. The device includes a vibration tool and the anchor and possibly a support element, wherein the anchor includes an anchor foot and a thermoplastic sleeve. The thermoplastic sleeve includes the material having thermoplastic properties. The anchor foot has a distal end suitable for being forced into hard tissue and it is connected to the distal end of the vibration tool and the thermoplastic sleeve sits on a proximal face of the anchor foot, the vibration tool and/or a proximal portion of the anchor foot extending into or through the thermoplastic sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann
  • Patent number: 10981369
    Abstract: A method and installation for joining a cover layer to an object in a continuous process. Joining is effected with the aid of a joining material having thermoplastic properties, wherein the joining material is arranged between the cover layer and the object and is liquefied using ultrasonic vibration energy. Before application of the ultrasonic vibration energy, the joining material is preheated in a contactless manner with the aid of electromagnetic induction in the region of the glass transition temperature of the joining material or above this glass transition temperature. The object is in particular a chip board and the cover layer an edge strip to be joined to an edge of the chip board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Elmar Mock, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani, Jörg Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210068931
    Abstract: A dental implant includes an implant body with a coronally open cavity and at least one exit opening from an inside to the enossal outer surface. A thermoplastic element in the solid state is arranged in the cavity, and is brought into an at least partly flowable condition by applying a pressing force directed apically into the cavity, and mechanical oscillations. A portion of the flowable material of the thermoplastic element is pressed through the exit opening into surrounding bone tissue, when the implant body is arranged in an opening in the bone tissue and the enossal outer surface is in contact with the bone tissue. A re-solidification of the thermoplastic material after discontinuing the vibrations causes an anchoring through the connection between interpenetrated tissue and the implant body via the thermoplastic material penetrating both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ernst Thomke, Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 10939900
    Abstract: A suture anchor includes a material having thermoplastic properties and is fixated in a hard tissue opening by liquefying at least part of this material and letting it penetrate into walls of the hard tissue opening. During the named fixation and preferably towards the end of it, the suture being held in a distal suture conduit is locked relative to the hard tissue by being clamped between the suture anchor and the wall of the hard tissue opening or by being clamped or braked through collapse of the suture conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Andrea Müller, Mario Lehmann, Stephanie Goebel-Mehl, Milica Berra, Andreas Wenger
  • Patent number: 10919231
    Abstract: A method for joining two objects by anchoring an insert portion provided on one of the objects in an opening provided on the other one of the objects. The anchorage is achieved by liquefaction of a thermoplastic material and interpenetration of the liquefied material and a penetrable material, the two materials being arranged on opposite surfaces of the insert portion and the wall of the opening. Before such liquefaction and interpenetration, an interference fit is established in which such opposite surfaces are pressed against each other, and, for the anchoring, mechanical vibration energy and possibly a shearing force are applied, wherein the shearing force puts a shear stress on the interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: WOODWELDING AG, INTER IKEA SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Laurent Torriani
  • Patent number: 10912555
    Abstract: A device for fixing a first and a second tissue part or a tissue part and an implant part to each other is provided, providing a fastener including a thermoplastic material and a fastening instrument. The fastening instrument includes a first instrument component with a first contact surface facing toward a distal side and a second instrument component has a foot with a second contact surface distally of the first contact surface and facing toward a proximal side. The first instrument component and the second instrument component are displaceable with respect to each other, so that the fastener is compressible between the first and second contact surfaces by application of a relative force between the components. The instrument also includes an energy source for coupling mechanical energy into one of the instrument components to soften and/or melt an end portion of the fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: WOODWELDING AG, SPORTWELDING GMBH
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Andrea Müller, Andreas Wenger
  • Publication number: 20210031461
    Abstract: The relates to a method of mechanically securing a first object to a second object and includes the steps of: providing the first object including thermoplastic material in a solid state, providing the second object with a generally flat sheet portion having an edge, positioning the first object relative to the second object and bringing the first object and the second object to a relative movement to each other. The relative movement includes a rotational movement, such that a melting zone including flowable thermoplastic material is formed and such that thermoplastic material of the melting zone flows around the edge to at least partially embed the edge in the thermoplastic material. The invention further concerns a connector that is suitable for being used in a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Laurent Torriani, Joakim Kvist, Patrick Mooser
  • Patent number: 10894370
    Abstract: A method of bonding a second object to a first object includes: providing the first object having a thermoplastic liquefiable material in a solid state; providing the second object having a surface portion that has a coupling structure with an undercut, so that the second object is capable of making a positive-fit connection with the first object; pressing the second object against the first object with a tool that is in physical contact with a coupling-in structure of the second object while mechanical vibrations are coupled into the tool; continuing to press and couple vibrations into the tool until a flow portion of the thermoplastic material of the first object is liquefied and flows into the coupling structures of the second object; and letting the thermoplastic material re-solidify to yield a positive-fit connection between the first and second objects by the re-solidified flow portion interpenetrating the coupling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Joakim Kvist, Patricia Poschner
  • Publication number: 20200391448
    Abstract: A method for joining two objects by anchoring an insert portion provided on a first object in an opening provided on a second object. The anchorage is achieved by liquefaction of a thermoplastic material and interpenetration of the liquefied material and a penetrable material, the two materials being arranged on opposite surfaces of the insert portion and the wall of the opening. During the step of inserting the insert portion in the opening and/or during anchorage a clamping force is applied to opposing surfaces of the second object to prevent the second object from cracking or bulging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Håkan Käll, Muthumariappan Sankaran
  • Publication number: 20200367948
    Abstract: A modular implant system, such as a spinal implant system, having an implant part, for example a (spinal) plate, and at least one fastener, wherein the implant part has a fastener receiving opening. The system also includes thermoplastic material, the thermoplastic material being equipped for being liquefied by mechanical vibration, especially ultrasonic vibration energy. The fastener receiving opening and the fastener can be shaped so that the fastener can be inserted relative to the implant part at a variable angle. The fastener, the plate and the thermoplastic material are equipped for the thermoplastic material, after re-solidification, to secure the fastener against at least one of an axial (back-out) movement of the fastener, a rotation of the fastener relative to the implant part, a variation of the angle of the fastener relative to the implant part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Andrea Müller, Andrè Schwery
  • Publication number: 20200353696
    Abstract: A method of bonding a first object to a second object, including the steps of: providing a profile body having a first profile body portion; providing the first object, wherein the first object has thermoplastic material; providing the second object, wherein the profile body is separate from and attachable to the second object or wherein the second object includes the profile body; embedding the profile body in the first object such that the first profile body portion is within the thermoplastic material of the first object. Embedding the profile body in the first object is caused by mechanical energy impinging on the first object and/or on the second object while the first object and the second object are pressed against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Mario Lehmann, Martin Rhême
  • Publication number: 20200353695
    Abstract: Methods of bonding a first object to a second object, including the steps of: providing the second object having a protrusion; providing the first object having a thermoplastic material; positioning the first object relative to the second object such that an assembly of the first and the second object is formed; applying a relative force between the second and first objects and applying mechanical vibration to the assembly of the first and the second object until at least a flow portion of the thermoplastic material becomes flowable and flows around the protrusion; and causing the thermoplastic material to re-solidify. The first object may be a connecting element including a feedthrough, wherein the second object has a corresponding opening. The protrusion may be deformed such that the protrusion has an undercut relative to an axis along which the first and second objects are pressed against each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jörg Mayer, Joakim Kvist