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).

  • Patent number: 11865308
    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: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 11865307
    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: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 11865315
    Abstract: A feedback mechanism for an injection device that is configured to deliver a medicament to a user is described. The feedback mechanism comprises an actuator and a fluid chamber having a restricted outlet. The actuator is adapted to urge fluid from the fluid chamber through the restricted outlet. The feedback mechanism also has an indicator that is adapted to provide feedback to the user after a predetermined volume of fluid has passed from the fluid chamber through the restricted outlet during use of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Matthias Rau, Sebastian Braun
  • Publication number: 20230321356
    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: February 21, 2023
    Publication date: October 12, 2023
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Marc Schader, Michael Kneip, Matthias Rau, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11771838
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Marc Schader
  • Publication number: 20230218826
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a plunger configured to transmit a force from an energy source to a piston of a primary container, the plunger comprising a plunger rod configured to be subjected to the force from the energy source, the plunger rod having an inner surface forming a cavity, wherein a support element adapted to constrain the energy source within the cavity protrudes radially inwards from the inner surface into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Publication date: July 13, 2023
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Hugo Revellat, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20230173185
    Abstract: A drug delivery device that includes a housing. The housing contains a syringe, and the syringe includes a container containing a liquid medicament. The container includes an aperture at a distal end and through which the liquid medicament can be dispensed. The syringe includes a stopper within the container. The stopper is moveable between a first longitudinal position and a second longitudinal position relative to the container, to cause dispensing of the liquid medicament through the aperture. The syringe includes at least one identifying means identifying the liquid medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2023
    Publication date: June 8, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Marc Schader
  • Publication number: 20230116177
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device including: a housing configured to contain a drug container with a needle, a needle shroud that is telescopically connected to the housing, and a cap that is configured to be releasably connected to the housing before use of the device. At least one of the cap and the needle shroud is adapted to unreleasably lock the cap onto the housing after reapplying the cap onto the housing after the drug delivery device is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 13, 2023
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Jim Bradford
  • Patent number: 11612695
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Marc Schader, Michael Kneip, Matthias Rau, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11590288
    Abstract: A drug delivery device that includes a housing. The housing contains a syringe, and the syringe includes a container containing a liquid medicament. The container includes an aperture at a distal end and through which the liquid medicament can be dispensed. The syringe includes a stopper within the container. The stopper is moveable between a first longitudinal position and a second longitudinal position relative to the container, to cause dispensing of the liquid medicament through the aperture. The syringe includes at least one identifying means identifying the liquid medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Marc Schader
  • Patent number: 11583634
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a plunger configured to transmit a force from an energy source to a piston of a primary container, the plunger comprising a plunger rod configured to be subjected to the force from the energy source, the plunger rod having an inner surface forming a cavity, wherein a support element adapted to constrain the energy source within the cavity protrudes radially inwards from the inner surface into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Hugo Revellat, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20230033733
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising: a main body arranged to receive a medicament cartridge sealed with a penetrable barrier; a needle carrier carrying a needle; a cap removably coupled to the needle carrier, a pre-stressed spring connected to the needle carrier and to the main body, wherein the pre-stressed spring is held by an activation element coupled to the cap, wherein the activation element is arranged to release the spring when the cap is pulled in a distal direction from the device, thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially in a proximal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Axel Teucher, Stefan Blancke, Michael Helmer, Marc Schader, Sebastian Braun
  • Patent number: 11565036
    Abstract: An assembly nest for transporting a tubular sub assembly of a drug delivery device on an automated production line, in which the tubular sub assembly includes a tubular body and a cap that is wider than the tubular body. The assembly nest includes a base against which a sub assembly of a drug delivery device is mountable to orientate said sub assembly in a predetermined position; and locking mechanism having a resilient member to urge the locking mechanism into one of: an unlocked position, in which a sub assembly of a drug delivery device can be mounted to the base; or a locked position, in which the locking mechanism engages a mounted sub assembly to retain it in its predetermined position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Rau, Winfried Huthmacher, Sebastian Braun, Marc Schader, Markus Janiak, Michael Kneip, Martin Baumeyer, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11484663
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device including: a housing configured to contain a drug container with a needle, a needle shroud that is telescopically connected to the housing, and a cap that is configured to be releasably connected to the housing before use of the device. At least one of the cap and the needle shroud is adapted to unreleasably lock the cap onto the housing after reapplying the cap onto the housing after the drug delivery device is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Jim Bradford
  • Patent number: 11484662
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising: a main body arranged to receive a medicament cartridge sealed with a penetrable barrier; a needle carrier carrying a needle; a cap removably coupled to the needle carrier, a pre-stressed spring connected to the needle carrier and to the main body, wherein the pre-stressed spring is held by an activation element coupled to the cap, wherein the activation element is arranged to release the spring when the cap is pulled in a distal direction from the device, thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially in a proximal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Axel Teucher, Stefan Blancke, Michael Helmer, Marc Schader, Sebastian Braun
  • Publication number: 20220305206
    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: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Patent number: 11419992
    Abstract: A medicament injection device comprising: a main body configured to receive a medicament cartridge, a needle sleeve axially movable with respect to the main body, a needle holder holding a needle, and a displacement element coupled to the needle holder and disengageably coupled to the needle sleeve; wherein, upon axial displacement of the needle sleeve by a predefined distance in a proximal direction, the needle carrier and needle are displaced axially in a proximal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Sebastian Braun, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 11400232
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Publication number: 20220233778
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Kneip, Matthias Rau
  • Patent number: D988508
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Katrin Rapp, Oliver Greven, Marc Schader