Patents by Inventor Leo Zeimetz

Leo Zeimetz 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: 20170056588
    Abstract: A valve device (1) for a medical system comprises a valve housing (10), an inlet port (102) arranged on the valve housing (10), an outlet port (103) arranged on the valve housing (10), a flow duct (12) extending through the valve housing (10) connecting the inlet port (102) and the outlet port (103) to allow for a fluid flow (P) through the valve housing between the inlet port (102) and the outlet port (103), and a closure element (11) ranged on the valve housing (10) for selectively opening and closing the flow duct (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Becker, Barbara Amon, Benjamin Schafer, Leo Zeimetz, Matthias Rau
  • Patent number: 9566118
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly magazine comprising of a housing adapted to contain a plurality of needle assemblies and a slider movably disposed within the housing. The housing has a first opening providing access to an unused needle assembly and a second opening for receiving into the housing a used needle assembly. The slider separates the housing into a first region for unused needle assemblies and a second region for used needle assemblies. Movement of the slider advances the unused needle assemblies within the housing toward the first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Gunnar Jung, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz
  • Patent number: 9446203
    Abstract: Described is a needle hub comprising a proximal end adapted to engage a medicament delivery device, a distal end having an opening, a shoulder disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, and a needle assembly engagement mechanism (F1) coupled to the shoulder and adapted to releasably engage a needle assembly. The needle assembly engagement mechanism (F1) includes two or more resilient arms adapted to releasably engage a retainer element on the needle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Patent number: 9302057
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly reuse prevention mechanism comprising a barrier movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a spring coupled to the barrier, a pin formed on the barrier, and a slot receiving the pin. When in the extended position, the barrier substantially covers an opening of a needle assembly storage compartment. The spring forces the barrier in a first direction. The slot has at least one abutment face for abutting the pin and preventing movement of the barrier in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Patent number: 9084852
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a piston rod assembly for a drug delivery device, comprising: a piston rod adapted to be operably engaged with a piston of a cartridge containing a medicament, at least one adjusting member displaceably disposed at the piston rod with respect to the piston rod's long axis, and being interconnected with a distal end section of the piston rod, and at least one interlock means adapted to interact with the adjusting member and/or with the piston rod for mutually locking in position the adjusting member and the piston rod in an arbitrary relative position in order to compensate for tolerances of manufacture and/or of assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Christoph Eisengarthen, Winfried Huthmacher, Carsten Mosebach, Leo Zeimetz
  • Patent number: 9060758
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage device comprising a housing having an opening adapted to receive an injection device, an array of needle assembly storage compartments moveably disposed within the housing, and an actuator adapted to cause movement of the array, wherein actuation of the actuator aligns a given needle assembly compartment with the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Gunnar Jung, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz
  • Patent number: 8986259
    Abstract: Various embodiments of piston rod assemblies, drug delivery devices making use of such piston rod assemblies, and methods for assembling such piston rod assemblies and drug delivery devices are provided. In one embodiment, a piston rod assembly for a drug delivery device is provided, wherein the piston rod assembly is configured to engage a piston of a medicament cartridge. The piston rod assembly comprises (i) a piston rod, (ii) at least one adjusting member displaceably engaged with a distal end section of the piston rod, wherein the at least one adjusting member is displaceable along a long axis of the piston rod, and (iii) at least one interlock member configured to mutually lock the at least one adjusting member and the piston rod in an arbitrary relative axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Christoph Eissengarthen, Winfried Huthmacher, Carsten Mosebach, Leo Zeimetz
  • Patent number: 8900203
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing of a predefined dose of a medicinal product, comprising: a housing, a cartridge holder adapted to receive a cartridge containing the medicinal product to be dispensed, the cartridge holder being connectable to the housing, a drive mechanism to be operably engaged with the cartridge for setting and/or dispensing of a predefined dose of the medicinal product, wherein the drive mechanism is axially slidingly supported in the housing for compensating axial clearance between the drive mechanism and the cartridge and wherein the drive mechanism is axially fixable relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Claudia Matthias, Leo Zeimetz, Reza Shahbazfar, Benjamin Schaefer, Carsten Mosebach
  • Patent number: 8900202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive mechanism for a drug delivery device for dispensing of a dose of a medicinal product, comprising: a holder for a product-containing cartridge, the cartridge having a piston slidably arranged therein in an axial direction, a piston rod to be operably engaged with the cartridge's piston for dispensing of a dose of the medicinal product, an adjusting assembly adapted to eliminate axial clearance between the piston and the piston rod, wherein the adjusting assembly comprises at least one radially extending spike element for mutually locking in position the piston and the piston rod irrespective of the relative distance between piston and piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Claudia Matthias, Peter Nober, Reza Shahbazfar, Benjamin Schaefer, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140339113
    Abstract: The invention relates to a needle storage magazine for storing a number of injection needles and attaching and/or detaching them to or from an injection device, the needle storage magazine comprising a crescent shaped track having a convex part and a concave part, wherein the track is adapted to hold a set of needles in respective needle supports within the track, wherein the convex part is adapted to hold unused needles and used needles, wherein a centre position (B) is defined within the concave part for a needle in use or to be used, wherein a sliding carriage is arranged for attaching the injection device to the needle storage magazine such that the centre position (B) is essentially concentric to a longitudinal axis of the injection device, wherein a separation wheel is rotatably arranged, the separation wheel having at least one notch for entraining the needle support of one unused needle at a time from the convex part into the centre position (B) or the needle support of the needle in use out of the ce
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Thorsten Mutter, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140332425
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage device comprising a case having a first port and a second port, a first spool rotatably disposed in the case and adapted to support a storage unit of needle assemblies, a second spool rotatably disposed in the case and adapted to support the storage unit of the needle assemblies, and an actuator adapted to rotate the first spool or the second spool to advance the storage unit past the first port and the second port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: SanofiI-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Thorsten Mutter, Peter Norber, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140309596
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly comprising a needle hub adapted to mount at least one medical needle. According to the invention, the needle hub is designed as a releasable clamping element which interchangeably holds the medical needle wherein the releasable clamping element is adapted to mount the medical needle in a non-positive locking manner and/or a positive locking manner in a holding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Thorsten Mutter, Peter Norber, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140299622
    Abstract: A needle storage magazine for storing and dispensing a plurality of needle assemblies is presented, the needle storage magazine has: a plurality of mounting sleeves each adapted to mount an unused needle assembly or a used needle assembly, a case holding the mounting sleeves side by side, and a feeding and storage mechanism which feeds one of the unused needle assemblies within the mounting sleeve to an opening as well as which draws back one of the used needle assemblies into the mounting sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Thorsten Mutter, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140303570
    Abstract: Described is a needle hub comprising a proximal end adapted to engage a medicament delivery device, a distal end having an opening, a shoulder disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, and a needle assembly engagement mechanism (F1) coupled to the shoulder and adapted to releasably engage a needle assembly. The needle assembly engagement mechanism (F1) includes two or more resilient arms adapted to releasably engage a retainer element on the needle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Publication number: 20140200514
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly comprising of a needle and a hub coupled to the needle. The hub includes an engagement member adapted to engage an attachment arrangement on a medicament delivery device and a stop member adapted to abut the attachment arrangement to prevent proximal movement of the needle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh
    Inventors: Verena Hofmann, Uwe Dasbach, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Publication number: 20140097111
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage array comprising of a first needle assembly storage compartment; a second needle assembly storage compartment; and at least one connector formed between the first needle assembly storage compartment and the second needle assembly storage compartment. The at least one connector includes a break point for separating the first needle assembly storage compartment and the second needle assembly storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Gunnar Jung, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140048555
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly magazine comprising of a housing adapted to contain a plurality of needle assemblies and a slider movably disposed within the housing. The housing has a first opening providing access to an unused needle assembly and a second opening for receiving into the housing a used needle assembly. The slider separates the housing into a first region for unused needle assemblies and a second region for used needle assemblies. Movement of the slider advances the unused needle assemblies within the housing toward the first opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Gunnar Jung, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz
  • Publication number: 20140048433
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage system comprising a needle assembly including at least one hook formed on an outer surface, and a needle assembly storage device having at least one slot for receiving the at least one hook. The at least one slot includes a first recess formed in a wall of the storage device. The first recess includes a first abutment surface and a second abutment surface for preventing the at least one hook from moving out of the first recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Publication number: 20140046256
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly reuse prevention mechanism comprising a barrier movable between a retracted position and an extended position, a spring coupled to the barrier, a pin formed on the barrier, and a slot receiving the pin. When in the extended position, the barrier substantially covers an opening of a needle assembly storage compartment. The spring forces the barrier in a first direction. The slot has at least one abutment face for abutting the pin and preventing movement of the barrier in the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz, Thorsten Mutter
  • Publication number: 20140027329
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage device comprising a housing having an opening adapted to receive an injection device, an array of needle assembly storage compartments moveably disposed within the housing, and an actuator adapted to cause movement of the array, wherein actuation of the actuator aligns a given needle assembly compartment with the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann, Gunnar Jung, Peter Nober, Leo Zeimetz