Patents by Inventor Marc Schader

Marc Schader 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: 20220184313
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device comprising a body extending along a longitudinal axis, at least one arm member arranged within the body and extending essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a container retaining a drug, wherein the container comprises a flange that is arranged at an axial position along the longitudinal axis, wherein the flange has at least one first radial edge region having a first radial distance to the longitudinal axis and at least one second radial edge region having a second radial distance to the longitudinal axis, wherein the second radial distance is greater than the first radial distance, and wherein, in the axial position, the at least one arm member is arranged and configured such that at least one aligning feature of the arm member is arranged at a third radial distance to the longitudinal axis that is smaller than the second radial distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, Tomas Correa, Andrew Labat-Rochecouste
  • Patent number: 11324895
    Abstract: A feedback mechanism for an injection device that is configured to deliver a medicament to a user is described. The feedback mechanism comprises a piston and a fluid chamber, and the piston is adapted to move into the fluid chamber during use of the injection device. The feedback mechanism also has a damper that is arranged to damp movement of the piston, and an indicator that is arranged to provide feedback to the user after the piston has moved a pre-determined distance into the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Kneip, Matthias Rau
  • Publication number: 20220118187
    Abstract: A medicament injection device comprising a main body arranged to receive a medicament cartridge; a needle carrier carrying a needle, wherein the needle carrier is axially movable with respect to the main body; and a rotatable cap at a distal end of the device, wherein the cap is removably coupled to the needle carrier, a releasable arrangement between the main body and the cap comprising a guide element and a slotted link, wherein the slotted link is arranged to cause the guide element to follow a predefined path at least partly in an axial direction during rotational movement of the cap, thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially towards a proximal end of the device as the cap is rotated up to a predefined point, wherein the main body comprises a medicament cartridge holder comprising the guide element depending therefrom for engagement with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober, Michael Varga
  • Publication number: 20220118186
    Abstract: A medicament injection device comprising a main body arranged to receive a medicament cartridge; a needle carrier carrying a needle, wherein the needle carrier is axially movable with respect to the main body; and a rotatable cap at a distal end of the device, wherein the cap is removably coupled to the needle carrier, a releasable arrangement between the main body and the cap comprising a guide element and a slotted link, wherein the slotted link is arranged to cause the guide element to follow a predefined path at least partly in an axial direction during rotational movement of the cap, thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially towards a proximal end of the device as the cap is rotated up to a predefined point, wherein the main body comprises a medicament cartridge holder comprising the guide element depending therefrom for engagement with the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 11213627
    Abstract: A medicament injection device comprising a main body arranged to receive a medicament cartridge; a needle carrier carrying a needle, wherein the needle carrier is axially movable with respect to the main body; and a rotatable cap at a distal end of the device, wherein the cap is removably coupled to the needle carrier, a releasable arrangement between the main body and the cap comprising a guide element and a slotted link, wherein the slotted link is arranged to cause the guide element to follow a predefined path at least partly in an axial direction during rotational movement of the cap, thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially towards a proximal end of the device as the cap is rotated up to a predefined point, wherein the main body comprises a medicament cartridge holder comprising the guide element depending therefrom for engagement with the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober, Michael Varga
  • Publication number: 20210369977
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device including a cartridge holder to which an injection needle holder can be fixed, the injection needle holder holding an injection needle having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end being protected by an inner injection needle cap detachably connected to the injection needle holder, the cartridge holder being mounted in a housing and configured to receive a cartridge of medicament, a cap assembly detachably connected to the housing, and a gripping mechanism configured to remove the inner injection needle cap from the injection needle holder when the cap assembly is pulled away from the cartridge holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Winfried Huthmacher
  • Publication number: 20210369966
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an audible and/or tactile indicator for use with a drug delivery device including a resilient force member configured to reside in two or more states having two or more different conformations, wherein in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed in a first conformation, wherein in a biased state, the resilient force member is biased to store energy in a second conformation different to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member releases stored energy to generate an audible signal when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state due to a transition from the second conformation to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member is bent by a certain angle about a longitudinal axis forming a longitudinal round fold with two adjacent angled wing-shaped sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Publication number: 20210275750
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an audible indicator for use with a drug delivery device comprising a resilient force member configured to reside in one of a relaxed state and a biased state. The audible indicator comprises a retainer adapted to maintain the resilient force member in the biased state. The resilient force member releases stored energy to impact a surface to generate an audible signal when the resilient force member changes from the biased state into the relaxed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Marc Schader
  • Patent number: 11097064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device including a cartridge holder to which an injection needle holder can be fixed, the injection needle holder holding an injection needle having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end being protected by an inner injection needle cap detachably connected to the injection needle holder, the cartridge holder being mounted in a housing and configured to receive a cartridge of medicament, a cap assembly detachably connected to the housing, and a gripping mechanism configured to remove the inner injection needle cap from the injection needle holder when the cap assembly is pulled away from the cartridge holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Winfried Huthmacher
  • Patent number: 11071832
    Abstract: An injection device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a medicament cartridge; a needle holder holding an injection needle; a generally tubular needle sleeve fixed with respect to the needle holder and axially movable with respect to the housing; and a gear assembly comprising a rotary gear fixed to the needle holder, a first gear rack disposed on the needle sleeve and a second gear rack disposed on the housing, wherein the gear assembly is arranged so that movement of the needle sleeve in a proximal axial direction causes movement of the needle holder in the proximal axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11033688
    Abstract: An injection device comprises a housing containing a cartridge, a needle holder including an injection needle, and a cap. The cap is removably engaged with the housing. The injection device also comprises a translating mechanism configured such that linear distal movement of the cap causes proximal movement of the needle holder such that the injection needle pierces the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Marc Schader, Peter Nober
  • Publication number: 20210162133
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, having a longitudinal axis and comprising a plunger movable along the longitudinal axis and a guide curve adapted to engage at least one part of the plunger so as to guide the plunger when the plunger is being released to move along the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Marc Schader, Michael Kneip, Matthias Rau, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11007323
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament injection device comprising a housing, a cartridge holder mounted in the housing and configured to receive a cartridge containing a medicament, an injection needle having a proximal end and a distal end, an injection needle holder to which the injection needle is fixed. The medicament injection device comprises an actuating mechanism for pivoting the injection needle holder relative to the cartridge holder between a storage position in which, when the cartridge is received in the cartridge holder, the distal end of the injection needle is spaced from the cartridge, and a use position in which, when the cartridge is received in the cartridge holder, the distal end of the injection needle can engage the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober
  • Publication number: 20210069420
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drive subassembly for a drug delivery device, the drive subassembly comprising a housing and a plunger, wherein the plunger is adapted to be rotated between a locked position, in which the plunger is prevented from advancing, and a released position, in which the plunger is advancable, wherein at least one restraining component is provided to restrain rotation of the plunger from the locked position towards the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Mayer, Jim Bradford, William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Hugo Revellat
  • Patent number: 10940272
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a feedback mechanism for a drug delivery device, the feedback mechanism comprising a bushing, the bushing comprising a central aperture adapted to accommodate a piston rod, wherein one or more resilient flaps are provided on the bushing, the flaps extending into the central aperture to allow them to engage one or more transversal ribs on the piston rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Winfried Huthmacher
  • Patent number: 10918804
    Abstract: A medicament injection device including: a main body; a medicament cartridge holder fixed with respect to the main body, wherein the medicament cartridge holder is configured to hold a medicament cartridge; a needle carrier carrying a needle, wherein the needle carrier is axially movable with respect to the main body; and a rotatable cap at a distal end of the device, wherein the cap includes a first pre-stressed spring coupled to the needle carrier, wherein the cap is arranged so that rotational movement thereof causes release of the first pre-stressed spring thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially towards a proximal end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 10874800
    Abstract: A medicament injection device is provided. The device includes a main body configured to receive a medicament cartridge sealed with a penetrable holder. The device can further include a needle holder holding a needle, a needle sleeve arranged to be axially movable with respect to the main body, and a retainer coupled to the needle holder and to the needle sleeve. The retainer can be axially movable with respect to the main body along the main axis of the device. Upon displacement of the needle sleeve and the retainer by a predefined distance towards a proximal end of the main body, the needle holder and the needle can be displaced axially towards the proximal end of the main body and decouple from the retainer. The needle sleeve can be configured to disengage from the needle holder upon displacement of the needle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Sebastian Braun, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 10857307
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device, comprising: a tubular body having a distal end, a cap adapted to be connected to the distal end (of the body, wherein the body comprises a first clip having a first stop and a first ramp, wherein the cap comprises a second clip having a second stop and a second ramp, wherein the first ramp and the second ramp are adapted to be mutually engaged when the cap is connected to the body in a first position, wherein the first ramp and the second ramp are adapted to resiliently deflect at least one of the first clip and the second clip when the cap is being moved from the first position towards a second position, wherein in the second position the first stop and the second stop abut each other to prevent the cap from being moved into the first position. Furthermore, the disclosure relates to a method for assembling the medicament delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Axel Teucher
  • Patent number: D908868
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Christian Rogge, Philipp Oster, Carolin Frontzek, James Collins, Alex Zuyev, Kai Scheinert, Uwe Dasbach, Marc Schader
  • Patent number: D926967
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Christian Rogge, Philipp Oster, Carolin Frontzek, James Collins, Alex Zuyev, Kai Scheinert, Uwe Dasbach, Marc Schader