Patents by Inventor Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich

Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich 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: 20210077722
    Abstract: An injection device comprises an injector body having at least one indicator aperture; a medicament reservoir disposed within the injector body; a piston; and one or more status indicators. A movement of the piston expels a medicament out of the medicament reservoir, and operates to move at least one of the one or more status indicators relative to a corresponding indicator aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Patent number: 10874802
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200384205
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10850035
    Abstract: An injection device comprises an injector body having at least one indicator aperture; a medicament reservoir disposed within the injector body; a piston; and one or more status indicators. A movement of the piston expels a medicament out of the medicament reservoir, and operates to move at least one of the one or more status indicators relative to a corresponding indicator aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20200353176
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10773026
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200147315
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10471206
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a needle interface for connecting a hollow needle having a proximal tip to a medicament reservoir, the needle interface comprising an inner ring fixed to a reservoir wall of the reservoir and an outer ring attachable to the needle, wherein one of the inner ring and the outer ring comprises at least one magnet and wherein the other one of the inner ring and the outer ring comprises a magnetisable material or a magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20180344929
    Abstract: An injection device comprises an injector body having at least one indicator aperture; a medicament reservoir disposed within the injector body; a piston; and one or more status indicators. A movement of the piston expels a medicament out of the medicament reservoir, and operates to move at least one of the one or more status indicators relative to a corresponding indicator aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20180344933
    Abstract: An injection apparatus includes a hollow body having a first end at which a hollow needle is or can be located. A bung with a rupture seal membrane is located within the hollow body. A piston is also located within the hollow body. The piston, the hollow body and the bung define a volume containing a liquid medicament. The bung is nearer than the piston to the first end of the hollow body. The rupture seal membrane initially isolates the needle from the medicament. The rupture seal membrane is configured to rupture through fluid pressure alone without the rupture seal membrane contacting the needle, thereby allowing the medicament to be expelled through the needle upon movement of the piston causing the provision of pressure to the medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Patent number: 10130256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device in combination with an optical reading device comprising at least one sensor, a meter display for displaying a matrix of pixels and a meter control unit adapted for controlling the meter display so that at least one measurement value measured by the sensor and/or a value derived thereof is encoded in an optical machine-readable signal, wherein the optical reading device is adapted to read the optical machine-readable signal from the medical device, to decode the optical machine-readable signal and to generate a message corresponding to the decoded optical machine-readable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Berger, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Anton Petkov
  • Publication number: 20180154086
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20170348480
    Abstract: The invention relates to a needle interface (2) for connecting a hollow needle (3) having a proximal tip (3.1) to a medicament reservoir (1), the needle interface (2) comprising an inner ring (5) fixed to a reservoir wall (4) of the reservoir (1) and an outer ring (6) attachable to the needle (3), wherein one of the inner ring (5) and the outer ring (6) comprises at least one magnet (6.1) and wherein the other one of the inner ring (5) and the outer ring (6) comprises a magnetisable material (5.1) or a magnet (6.1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20170340806
    Abstract: A package for components of a medical apparatus comprising a plurality of panels defining a container having an interior space. A first component of the medical apparatus is disposed within the interior space. The first component of the medical apparatus comprises a medicament delivery device. At least one of said plurality of panels comprises a lid panel. The lid panel is secured in a closed position, in which it at least partially encloses the interior space, by a further component of the medical apparatus being bonded across an edge of the lid panel. Also disclosed is a medical apparatus comprising such a package with a container of medicament within the interior space of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf DITTRICH
  • Publication number: 20170326290
    Abstract: A package (10) for components of a medical apparatus comprising a plurality of panels (12-20) defining a container (11) having an interior space. A first component of the medical apparatus is disposed within the interior space. The first component of the medical apparatus comprises a medicament delivery device. The container (11) comprises a base panel (12) which forms a bottom wall of the container (11). At least one lid panel (16) is connected to the base panel (12) and is foldable into a position in which it extends coplanar with the base panel (12) when the container (11) is manipulated into an open configuration. At least one lid panel (16) includes a sterile surface forming a preparation surface upon which a user may place components of a medical apparatus when the container (11) is in the open configuration. Also disclosed is a medical apparatus comprising such a package with a container of medicament (26) within the interior space of the container (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Patent number: 9358337
    Abstract: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising a valve body comprising at least two inlet channels and at least one outlet channel and forming a central cavity connecting the at least two inlet channels and the at least one outlet channel, wherein the central cavity encloses a blocking assembly arranged for closing each of the at least two inlet channels by default and for opening an inlet channel when fluid pressure is applied from that inlet channel; wherein each of the at least two inlet channels is configured for fluid communication with a respective reservoir of at least two reservoirs. The invention is further related to a medical device for delivering at least two drug agents from at least two separate reservoirs comprising an apparatus of the aforementioned kind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI - AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20150320314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device in combination with an optical reading device comprising at least one sensor, a meter display for displaying a matrix of pixels and a meter control unit adapted for controlling the meter display so that at least one measurement value measured by the sensor and/or a value derived thereof is encoded in an optical machine-readable signal, wherein the optical reading device is adapted to read the optical machine-readable signal from the medical device, to decode the optical machine-readable signal and to generate a message corresponding to the decoded optical machine-readable signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lars BERGER, Marcus-Meinolf DITTRICH, Anton PETKOV
  • Publication number: 20150161339
    Abstract: The invention refers to a medical device for supporting health control. In order to provide safe access to a dose helper functionality, the device has a first storage means arranged to store an initial data matrix with at least one initial parameter set containing at least two initial data entries for one parameter of the dose helper functionality; receiving means arranged to receive initialization data and/or security data, preferably from a second storage means, for example provided by a hardware key; selecting means operable to select based at least in part on the initialization data one data entry for each initial parameter set as initial data or one initial parameter template containing a reference to one data entry for each initial parameter set as initial data; and first activation means arranged to activate, preferably based at least in part on the security data, execution of the dose helper functionality based on the selected initial data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Axel Teucher, Frank Roethke, Florian Schauderna, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Andrew Tubb, Timothy Golnik, Joseph Flaherty
  • Publication number: 20140305969
    Abstract: The current invention relates to an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, to a diabetic treatment system and to a method for sweetening food. The technical problem of enabling the consumer to be satisfied with the flavor, in particular the sweetness, of food and at the same time providing the optimal amount of calories and/or carbohydrates to the consumer in a simple and secure way is solved by an apparatus, in particular a dietary dispenser, comprising at least two reservoirs, at least one nozzle and a dispense mechanism. Each of the reservoirs comprises an outlet and each outlet is connected to at least one nozzle. The first reservoir contains a first fluid comprising sugar, while the second reservoir contains a second fluid comprising a sugar substitute. The dispense mechanism is configured such that the fluids can be dispensed through the respective outlets and through the at least one nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Publication number: 20140188050
    Abstract: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising a valve body comprising at least two inlet channels and at least one outlet channel and forming a central cavity connecting the at least two inlet channels and the at least one outlet channel, wherein the central cavity encloses a blocking assembly arranged for closing each of the at least two inlet channels by default and for opening an inlet channel when fluid pressure is applied from that inlet channel; wherein each of the at least two inlet channels is configured for fluid communication with a respective reservoir of at least two reservoirs. The invention is further related to a medical device for delivering at least two drug agents from at least two separate reservoirs comprising an apparatus of the aforementioned kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich