Patents by Inventor Martin Gerber

Martin Gerber 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: 10442636
    Abstract: An interim storage device (1) for separated and oriented objects (2) includes an object inlet (3), a rotating turntable (4), a spiral-shaped object path (5), and an object outlet (6). Either the object inlet (5) or the object outlet (6) is in line with the spiral origin (7) while the other is in line with the spiral end (8). The spiral-shaped object path (5) features a fixed spiral (9) which is placed above the turntable (4) without making contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Finatec Holding AG
    Inventors: Fridolin Maibach, Matthias Hermle, Bernhard Kubalek, Martin Gerber, Christian Gräser
  • Patent number: 10406268
    Abstract: Monitoring of the performance of a blood fluid removal medium of a blood fluid removal device includes monitoring of condition, such as fluid flow rate or concentration of blood waste product, downstream of the medium. Upstream monitoring of the condition may also be performed to enhance the ability to determine whether the blood fluid removal medium is performing within predetermined ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Suping Lyu, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 10293092
    Abstract: Methods include monitoring indicators of blood pH or blood electrolyte levels during a blood fluid removal session and adjusting concentrations of pH buffers or electrolytes in dialysate or replacement fluid used during the session based on the monitored indicators. Blood fluid removal systems may employ sensors that monitor blood pH or electrolyte levels to adjust the fluid parameters during a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 10183740
    Abstract: An aircraft with a fuselage, wings, horizontal stabilizers and a vertical stabilizer, wherein on a front portion of the vertical stabilizer an elongated one-piece nose element is mounted which forms lateral air guide surfaces. To the front end of the nose element a perforated metal plate nose member is attached. The front end of the nose element being closed and between this closed front end and the nose member an elongated air channel is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 10179198
    Abstract: Methods include monitoring indicators of blood pH or blood electrolyte levels during a blood fluid removal session and adjusting concentrations of pH buffers or electrolytes in dialysate or replacement fluid used during the session based on the monitored indicators. Blood fluid removal systems may employ sensors that monitor blood pH or electrolyte levels to adjust the fluid parameters during a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Publication number: 20180297789
    Abstract: An interim storage device (1) for separated and oriented objects (2) includes an object inlet (3), a rotating turntable (4), a spiral-shaped object path (5), and an object outlet (6). Either the object inlet (5) or the object outlet (6) is in line with the spiral origin (7) while the other is in line with the spiral end (8). The spiral-shaped object path (5) features a fixed spiral (9) which is placed above the turntable (4) without making contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: Finatec Holding AG
    Inventors: Fridolin Maibach, Matthias Hermle, Bernhard Kubalek, Martin Gerber, Christian Gräser
  • Publication number: 20180297824
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vehicle frame for a mobile crane having a frame, in particular having a middle frame part that extends in the longitudinal vehicle direction, and having at least one sliding beam box for a support apparatus that is releasably bolted to a front-face rear end of the frame, wherein the bolting between the frame and the sliding beam box comprises at least two pins extending in the longitudinal vehicle direction and at least two pins extending transversely to the vehicle direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Martin GERBER, Gerd BREUNING, Alexander PATTE
  • Patent number: 10064985
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patent parameters. By comparing the patient's current parameters to past parameters in response to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Suping Lyu, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 10023287
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shell element reinforced with support elements comprises providing a skin element that has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, providing a first support element that has an attaching side and a free side opposite the attaching side, attaching the first support element on the skin element such that the attaching side of the first support element faces the inner surface of the skin element. A first recess is introduced into the first support element that proceeds from the free side of the first support element and extends transversely to the first axis. A second support element is provided that has a support side and a front side opposite the support side. The second support element is inserted into the first recess of the first support element such that the support side faces the inner surface of the skin element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATION GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Räckers, Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 9968721
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring an indicator of fluid volume of a patient via a sensor device, and setting an initial fluid volume removal prescription for a blood fluid removal session based on the monitored indicator of fluid volume. The method may further include transmitting data regarding the indicator of fluid volume from the implantable sensor device to fluid removal device. The system includes a blood fluid removal device and control electronics configured to set the initial fluid removal volume and rate prescription. In some embodiments, the fluid removal device sets or calculated the initial fluid volume removal prescription based on the data received from the implantable sensor. The indicator of fluid volume may be an indicator of tissue fluid volume or an indicator of blood fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Publication number: 20170361006
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patient parameters. By comparing the patient's past responses to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, SuPing Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 9750862
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patient parameters. By comparing the patient's past responses to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Publication number: 20170234823
    Abstract: Electrode arrangements for test elements, test elements and methods of determining sample sufficiency, monitoring fill time, establishing fill directions and/or confirming electrode coverage by a sample for test elements are disclosed. The test elements have an electrode-support substrate including a spacer having an edge defining a boundary of a capillary channel. The electrode-support substrate also includes a first electrode pair and a second electrode pair, wherein the first electrode pair is positioned between the second electrode pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Terry Beaty, Harvey Buck, Eric Diebold, Martin Gerber
  • Publication number: 20170219510
    Abstract: Electrode arrangements for test elements, test elements and methods of determining sample sufficiency, monitoring fill time, establishing fill directions and/or confirming electrode coverage by a sample for test elements are disclosed. The test elements have an electrode-support substrate including a spacer having an edge defining a boundary of a capillary channel. The electrode-support substrate also includes a first electrode pair and a second electrode pair, wherein the first electrode pair is positioned between the second electrode pair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Terry Beaty, Harvey Buck, Eric Diebold, Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 9700661
    Abstract: Methods include monitoring blood pH or electrolyte levels and setting initial fluid parameters, such as dialysate fluid parameters or replacement fluid parameters, for a blood fluid removal session based the monitored data. Blood fluid removal systems may employ sensors that monitor blood pH or electrolyte levels to adjust the fluid parameters during a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Suping Lyu, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 9642960
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring an indicator of fluid volume of a patient via a sensor device, and setting an initial fluid volume removal prescription for a blood fluid removal session based on the monitored indicator of fluid volume. The method may further include transmitting data regarding the indicator of fluid volume from the implantable sensor device to fluid removal device. The system includes a blood fluid removal device configured to set the initial fluid removal volume and rate prescription. In some embodiments, the fluid removal device sets or calculated the initial fluid volume removal prescription based on the data received from the implantable sensor. The indicator of fluid volume may be an indicator of tissue fluid volume or an indicator of blood fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, Manda R. VenKatesh, Bryant Pudil
  • Publication number: 20170100529
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patent parameters. By comparing the patient's current parameters to past parameters in response to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 13, 2017
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Suping Lyu, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 9597440
    Abstract: A method includes initiating a blood fluid removal session of a patient; monitoring an indicator of tissue fluid volume of the patient, or a portion thereof, during the blood fluid removal session; monitoring an indicator of blood fluid volume of the patient during the blood fluid removal session; determining whether a ratio of the indicator of tissue fluid volume to indicator of blood fluid volume is outside of a predetermined range; and altering the rate of fluid removal during the blood fluid removal session if the ratio is determined to be outside of the predetermined range. A blood fluid removal system may be configured to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, John Burnes, Suping Lyu, VenKatesh R. Manda, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 9561316
    Abstract: Methods for monitoring patient parameters and blood fluid removal system parameters include identifying those system parameters that result in improved patient parameters or in worsened patent parameters. By comparing the patient's current parameters to past parameters in response to system parameters or changes in system parameters, a blood fluid removal system may be able to avoid future use of parameters that may harm the patient and may be able to learn which parameters are likely to be most effective in treating the patient in a blood fluid removal session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Suping Lyu, Bryant Pudil
  • Patent number: 9511848
    Abstract: A profile plate portion is disclosed for use as an outer wall of a flow body including a first profile plate panel that is fluid permeable, a second profile plate panel extending along the first profile plate panel, and a reinforcing device for supporting the first profile plate panel and the second profile plate panel on one another. Fluid can flow through the reinforcing device, and/or fluid of the flow present at the first profile plate panel, which flows through the first profile plate panel, can flow through the reinforcing device in the local profile plate thickness direction from the first profile plate panel to the second profile plate panel and in some regions can flow through to an inside that is situated opposite the flow side. A method is disclosed for manufacturing a profile plate portion and a flow body component with a suction-extraction device for fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Gerber, Freerk Syassen