Patents by Inventor Martin Lauer

Martin Lauer 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: 11013847
    Abstract: An external functional means comprises at least one housing body, at least one chamber integrated into the housing body for receiving medical fluids, at least one passage integrated into the housing body for receiving and/or conducting a medical fluid, and at least one valve means completely or partly integrated into the housing body for controlling or regulating a fluid flowing through the external functional means. The invention further specifies a blood treatment apparatus and methods which may be carried out by means of the external functional means of the invention and by means of the blood treatment apparatus, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Goetz Guenther, Juergen Haecker, Martin Lauer, Joachim Manke, Dejan Nikolic, Manfred Weis
  • Patent number: 10974038
    Abstract: A medical functional device with a valve seat for a check valve wherein the check valve is embodied such that it takes, in addition to a first position which is suitable for gas sterilization, a second, functional position, by means of applying force onto a section of the check valve or by means of moving or shifting the section, in which the check valve adopts a check or non-return function, wherein the check valve is embodied such that it remains in the second position after release or shortfall of the force or the moving effect following an accomplished transfer into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20200391020
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a medical fluid coupling for connecting a fluid line to a connection section of a blood treatment apparatus or for connecting to a connecting adapter. The fluid coupling comprises at least one main body. The main body includes a first latching element with a first section. The first section is designed to be elastically bendable and/or elastically tiltable. The main body may optionally include a second latching element with a second section. At least one of the first latching element and the second latching element comprises a recess for receiving a protrusion of the connection section and/or a protrusion to reach into a recess of the blood treatment apparatus or of the connecting adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20200306416
    Abstract: A tube connection part adapted to accommodate a flexible tube made from a material comprising polyvinyl chloride, wherein said tube connection part comprises a sleeve adapted to form an overlapping region between said tube connection part and said tube, wherein an adhesion promoting agent is deposited on at least a subsection of a surface of said sleeve, characterized in that the adhesion promoting agent comprises a styrene-butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Martin Lauer, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni
  • Patent number: 10786663
    Abstract: A medical fluid coupling for connecting a fluid line to a connection section of a blood treatment apparatus or for connecting to a connecting adapter comprises at least one main body. The main body includes a first latching element with a first section. The first section is designed to be elastically bendable and/or elastically tiltable. The main body may optionally include a second latching element with a second section. At least one of the first latching element and the second latching element comprises a recess for receiving a protrusion of the connection section and/or a protrusion to reach into a recess of the blood treatment apparatus or of the connecting adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10744275
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a medical heat exchanger for heating with a light emitter. The heat exchanger disclosed here has at least one fluid chamber having at least one outside wall which forms the fluid chamber with a fluid-tight seal, such that the fluid chamber is configured for receiving and/or conducting the medical fluid and such that the fluid chamber has at least one component, which is configured as a light absorber and is arranged within the fluid chamber in at least some sections so that there is direct contact between the component configured as the light absorber and the medical fluid in at least some sections when receiving and/or conducting the medical fluid and wherein the outside wall of the fluid chamber has at least one light-transmitting section, so that the light emitted by the light emitter can heat the absorber without any local temperature peaks on the medical heat exchanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Lauer, Arne Peters
  • Publication number: 20200197591
    Abstract: The invention relates to an external function device which has at least one housing body having at least one chamber integrated into it for holding medical fluids and at least one locking device for releasably holding an accessory part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Martin LAUER, Holger KAMMER
  • Patent number: 10646631
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a medical fluid is provided which includes a treatment machine having a coupling surface, with a cassette made of a hard part having liquid-conducting passages which are covered by a flexible film being able to be coupled to the coupling surface of the treatment machine. A corresponding medical cassette is also provided. An air-free coupling of the flexible film of the cassette to the treatment machine is ensured in that air can be sucked out areally along a plane between the flexible film and the coupling surface during the coupling process and/or with a coupled cassette. A method for coupling the cassette and a method for checking the leaktightness of the cassette via the vacuum control of the air suction is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Götz Günther, Jürgen Häcker, Markus Köhler, Martin Lauer, Ralf Müller, Hans-Peter Schneider, Tobias Weber, Manfred Weis
  • Patent number: 10596308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body, embodied as a hard part, and a film, wherein the film is connected with the hard part and covers the hard part at least partially, wherein the hard part comprises at least one valve seat or valve section or one valve base of a valve, wherein the valve is embodied to take, in addition to a first, open position of the valve in which the valve base and the section of the film positioned above it do not touch each other, a second, closed position of the valve when applying force on the section of the film and wherein the valve base, in its longitudinal extension, comprises or is a non-straight section. The present invention also relates to a blood treatment apparatus connected with a blood treatment cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20200023115
    Abstract: A fluid cassette, for example, a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body embodied as a hard part and, optionally, a film which is connected to the hard part and at least partially covers the hard part, wherein the hard part comprises at least one first alignment device, and a second alignment device which are optionally arranged at first and second opposite sides of the fluid cassette or are attached thereon. The disclosure relates in addition to a blood treatment apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20200000991
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a contact protection apparatus for covering connection point(s) of a medical fluid-conducting cassette used for a medical treatment. The contact protection apparatus includes at least one covering section for covering the connection point before the use of the cassette, and at least one connection section for detachably connecting the contact protection apparatus or for holding the contact protection apparatus on the cassette. It further relates to a medical fluid-conducting cassette with a contact protection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10518019
    Abstract: A blood treatment cassette having a cassette body, designed as a hard part, and a film, wherein the film is connected with the hard part and covers the hard part at least partially, wherein the hard part comprises at least one valve base of a valve and wherein the valve is embodied to take, in addition to a first, open position of the valve in which the valve base and the section of the film that is arranged above it do not touch each other, a second, closed position of the valve when applying force on the section of the film in which the valve base and the section of the film touch each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10507277
    Abstract: A blood treatment cassette having a cassette body comprising a hard part and a film that at least partially covers the hard part. The hard part comprises a valve base that cooperates with a section of the film adjacent the valve base to form a valve that is configured to be moved from a first open position in which the valve base and the section of the film do not touch each other to a second position in which the valve base and the section of the film touch each other when a force is applied to the section of the film. The blood treatment cassette comprises a spacer supported by the hard part, and the spacer is configured to apply, in the first position of the valve, force to the section of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10471194
    Abstract: A dialysis machine that includes a valve member having a deformable area configured to deform outwardly away when pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member. The valve member is configured so that, when a dialysis fluid cassette is disposed in a cassette compartment of the dialysis machine and pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member, the deformable area obstructs a fluid channel of the dialysis fluid cassette to control dialysis fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Beden, Uwe Hahmann, Martin Herklotz, Martin Lauer, Joachim Manke, Peter Scheunert, Manfred Weis, Alexander Bongers
  • Patent number: 10471196
    Abstract: A fluid cassette, for example, a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body embodied as a hard part and, optionally, a film which is connected to the hard part and at least partially covers the hard part, wherein the hard part comprises at least one first alignment device, and a second alignment device which are optionally arranged at first and second opposite sides of the fluid cassette or are attached thereon. The disclosure relates in addition to a blood treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10369347
    Abstract: A screw connector includes a first connector with a first lumen and an outside thread, and a second connector with an elastically deformable nut and an inside thread. The outside thread has a first formation and the nut has a second formation, the second formation is a recess in the base of the nut, and the inside thread and the outside thread are configured for mutual connection. The nut is configured for deformation by the first formation in a first angle-of-rotation range without the first formation engaging in the recess, and the inside thread, the outside thread, the first formation, and the recess are configured for engaging the first formation when the inside and outside threads are connected in a second angle-of-rotation range. The screw connector has a half-open sterilization position in the second angle-of-rotation range. In another range, the screw connector may be tightened to be gas-tight and/or liquid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10357644
    Abstract: A valve arrangement for a medical functional device, wherein the valve arrangement comprises a valve body, which is connected with a separately thereof produced or manufactured cap, wherein the valve body comprises at least one element or spring element, which effects a prestressing or bias of the valve body in the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20190117868
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical device, in particular a blood cassette, having a device body and having at least one fluid reception chamber for receiving at least one first medical fluid, in particular blood. The blood cassette can also have a hydrophobic filter device through which the fluid reception chamber is supplied with at least a second gaseous fluid, in particular air. The filter device comprises a filter membrane welded to the fluid reception chamber. The filter device also comprises a front support structure on or at front side, which is arranged for supporting the filter membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Manfred Weis, Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 9999736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device comprising at least one fluid reception chamber and at least one hydrophobic filter means, wherein a vertical through the hydrophobic filter means does not have a point of intersection with a fluid level of fluids present in the fluid reception chamber. It further relates to an external functional means as well as a treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20180117229
    Abstract: A dialysis machine that includes a valve member having a deformable area configured to deform outwardly away when pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member. The valve member is configured so that, when a dialysis fluid cassette is disposed in a cassette compartment of the dialysis machine and pressurized fluid is introduced into the valve member, the deformable area obstructs a fluid channel of the dialysis fluid cassette to control dialysis fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Josef Beden, Uwe Hahmann, Martin Herklotz, Martin Lauer, Joachim Manke, Peter Scheunert, Manfred Weis, Alexander Bongers