Patents by Inventor Lutz Weber

Lutz Weber 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: 20200023367
    Abstract: An arrangement including a plurality of carrier elements for a reagent, which is to be introduced into a microfluidic device, in particular a flow cell, via the carrier element, and a holder receiving the plurality of carrier elements. The carrier element is fixed by positive fit in all spatial directions by the holder, keeping at least one region of the carrier element which receives the reagent clear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: LUTZ WEBER
  • Publication number: 20200009555
    Abstract: A cartridge for testing a sample, in particular, a biological sample, and a method for the production of such a cartridge are provided, the cartridge comprising a main body having a plurality of channels and cavities that are covered by a cover or a film. For the purpose of simple production, liquid reagents are introduced into corresponding storage cavities through the main body, with the storage cavities being optionally (additionally) covered by aluminium film. Furthermore, a conditioned atmosphere is preferably introduced into a closed fluid system in the cartridge containing dry reagents and/or a sensor apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Hannah SCHMOLKE, Matthias KRONSBEIN, Lutz WEBER
  • Patent number: 10524340
    Abstract: A fastener system for ignition prevention triggered by a lightning strike. The fastener has a fastener body and a fastener head, and a fastening member configured to be mounted on a portion of the fastener body, wherein the fastener and the fastening member are configured to fasten at least a first part and a second part between the fastener head and the fastening member, and the fastener comprises an electrically insulating material. A structure comprises the fastener system, the first part that faces an outside from where the lightning strike may hit the first part and the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Kaste, Lutz Weber
  • Publication number: 20190382129
    Abstract: An aircraft of the type disclosed here includes an aircraft fuselage, a wing assembly, a tail assembly, and a surface structure containing a lightning protection device. The surface structure is arranged on the aircraft fuselage, the wing assembly, and the tail assembly. The lightning protection device has a plurality of electrically conductive elements, which are arranged at least as a group of elements in the surface structure. The electrically conductive elements belonging to a group are arranged parallel to one another, at least in some section or sections, and have different spacings with respect to one another, at least in two regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190374949
    Abstract: A cartridge for analyzing a biological sample, wherein the cartridge includes a fluid system having a plurality of channels and at least one valve, wherein the valve is covered on the outside by a cover, and wherein the valve is configured to be actuated by deforming a wall of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias KRONSBEIN, Lutz WEBER, Hannah SCHMOLKE
  • Publication number: 20190321822
    Abstract: A microfluidic flow cell, which has a storage space, which holds liquid reagent material and/or sample material and which is connected to an inlet channel for a fluid that transports the reagent material and/or sample material out of the storage space and to an outlet channel for the reagent material and/or sample material and the fluid. The inlet channel and the outlet channel are connected by a bypass that bypasses the storage space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventor: LUTZ WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190275517
    Abstract: A flow cell and a method for connecting components of a microfluidic flow cell, in particular for integrating component parts into a carrier structure of the flow cell, in which a gap is formed between the components to be connected. The gap is filled with a solvent. The material of at least one component bordering the gap dissolves in the solvent and the material completely fills the width of the gap and partially fills the height thereof after evaporation of the solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190262830
    Abstract: A flow cell having at least one reservoir region containing a liquid reagent. The reservoir region is delimited by a carrier element introduced into an opening in the flow cell together with the reagent, wherein the carrier element seals off the reservoir region from the outside in a fluid-tight manner, and has a vessel and/or capillary structure holding the liquid reagent on the carrier element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190240661
    Abstract: A cartridge and an analysis system for testing a sample, and, in particular, a biological sample are provided, wherein the cartridge includes a connection for a working medium and a planar seal in order to seal the connection while the working medium is being fed into a manipulating apparatus. In embodiments, the cartridge and analysis system includes a pump apparatus for conveying the sample, the pump apparatus including a pump chamber that is elastically deformable by means of a pump head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Applicant: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias KRONSBEIN, Lutz WEBER, Guenter BRUCKMANN, Harald PAULS, Hannah SCHMOLKE
  • Publication number: 20190224673
    Abstract: A carrier element for introducing a dry substance into a cavity of a microfluidic flow cell or a chamber or cavities for interacting with a fluid, including: a plug-like body figure to be insertable into a passage of the flow cell leading to the cavity; and, a carder surface for receiving the drive substance, the carder surface being at an end of the body facing the cavity when the body is inserted in the passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Lutz WEBER, Tina RÖSER
  • Patent number: 10343158
    Abstract: A flow cell and a method for connecting components of a microfluidic flow cell, in particular for integrating component parts into a carrier structure of the flow cell, in which a gap is formed between the components to be connected. The gap is filled with a solvent. The material of at least one component bordering the gap dissolves in the solvent and the material completely fills the width of the gap and partially fills the height thereof after evaporation of the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Lutz Weber
  • Patent number: 10315197
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for transporting a fluid in a channel leg of a microfluidic element, especially of a flow cell. According to the invention, a pressure source for pressurizing a front end face (42) in transport direction of the liquid which completely fills the channel leg in cross section is provided. The pressure source preferably comprises a closed space (17; 22; 34; 36, 38, 40), in which a compressed gas, for example air, is compressible by moving the front end face (42) of the fluid transported in the channel leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THINKKX MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Lutz Weber
  • Publication number: 20190134628
    Abstract: A flow cell having at least one storage zone connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into or/and through the storage zone. The duct includes a duct section which is delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate and in which the duct is sealed and can be opened at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and an edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190118179
    Abstract: A reagent reservoir for fluids, including a storage chamber connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into and/or through the storage chamber. The duct includes a duct section delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate. The duct is sealed and is openable at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film also delimits the storage chamber and covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall, which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film, determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190111430
    Abstract: A reagent reservoir for fluids, including a storage chamber connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into and/or through the storage chamber. The duct includes a duct section delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate. The duct is sealed and is openable at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film also delimits the storage chamber and covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall, which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film, determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Publication number: 20190105654
    Abstract: A reagent reservoir for fluids, including a storage chamber connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into and/or through the storage chamber. The duct includes a duct section delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate. The duct is sealed and is openable at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film also delimits the storage chamber and covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall, which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film, determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Patent number: 10232367
    Abstract: A microfluidic flow cell having a dry substance arranged within the flow cell in a cavity for interaction with a fluid located in the cavity. A passage opens into the cavity and a carrier element that can be inserted into the passage is provided with a carrier surface for the dry substance, adjoining the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Lutz Weber, Tina Röser
  • Publication number: 20190022646
    Abstract: A microfluidic flow cell including an electrode or sensor device which is located inside the flow cell and from which at least one connecting conductor leads to an externally accessible terminal contact. The electrode or sensor device is arranged on an insulated substrate member. The connecting conductor is embedded in the substrate member. The substrate member can be inserted into an opening in the flow cell such that the electrode or sensor device is placed in the flow cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Lutz WEBER
  • Patent number: 10183293
    Abstract: A reagent reservoir for fluids, including a storage chamber connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into and/or through the storage chamber. The duct includes a duct section delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate. The duct is sealed and is openable at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film also delimits the storage chamber and covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and an edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall, which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film, determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Lutz Weber
  • Patent number: 10173215
    Abstract: A flow cell having at least one storage zone connected to a duct for conducting fluid out of, into or/and through the storage zone. The duct includes a duct section which is delimited by a substrate and a film joined to the substrate and in which the duct is sealed and can be opened at a predetermined breaking point by deflecting the film. The film covers a recess in the substrate which forms the duct section. A sealing wall that seals the duct and is integrally joined to the substrate is placed in the recess. The predetermined breaking point is formed by a breakable joining region between the film and an edge portion of the sealing wall facing the film. The dimensions of a peripheral area of the sealing wall which is formed in the edge portion and runs parallel to the film determine the surface area of the joining region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THINXXS MICROTECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Lutz Weber