Patents by Inventor Martin Thys

Martin Thys 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: 11004494
    Abstract: Some embodiments include an assembly having active material structures arranged in an array having rows and columns. Each of the active material structures has a first side which includes a bit contact region, and has a second side which includes a cell contact region. Each of the bit contact regions is coupled with a first redistribution pad. Each of the cell contact regions is coupled with a second redistribution pad. The first redistribution pads are coupled with bitlines, and the second redistribution pads are coupled with programmable devices. Some embodiments include methods of forming memory arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanh D. Tang, Kuo-Chen Wang, Martin C. Roberts, Diem Thy N. Tran, Hideki Gomi, Fredrick D. Fishburn, Srinivas Pulugurtha, Michel Koopmans, Eiji Hasunuma
  • Patent number: 10918781
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for a pressure-based detection of a clot in an extracorporeal blood circuit, wherein the apparatus comprises at least one cyclically operating pump for conveying the fluid located in the extracorporeal circuit and at least one pressure sensor which is arranged to determine the current pressure development over time in the fluid conveyed by the pump in a current conveying cycle of the pump, wherein the apparatus has at least one memory in which at least one reference pressure development is stored which is based on at least one pressure development over time which was determined in a conveying cycle of the pump preceding the current conveying cycle of the pump, and wherein the apparatus comprises at least one evaluation unit which is configured such that it compares the current pressure development with the reference pressure development over a corresponding time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Thys, Joachim Noack
  • Patent number: 10857278
    Abstract: A method of identifying a type of a filter, which has at least one retentate side and at least one permeate side separated from one another by at least one filter medium, includes generating a pressure in a fluid, in particular in a liquid, on the retentate side or on the permeate side via a pressure source. The method then includes switching off the pressure source, and measuring a pressure development in the fluid over time subsequent to the switching off of the pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Thys, Joachim Noack
  • Patent number: 10661001
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an operator in operating a medical device has a signaling device that signals a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device. The signaling device emits a signal from the component to be operated and/or orients a signal onto the component to be operated. The signaling device emits at least one of an optical, an acoustical, and a haptical signal. The apparatus also includes a control apparatus that controls the signaling device based on the component operation to be performed, with the control by the control apparatus being independent of an operator request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Patent number: 10610631
    Abstract: A method of removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each of which is connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of a blood treatment of a patient, after concluding a blood treatment session, the method comprising operating a blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first conveying direction of the blood pump which is customary during the blood treatment, and an arterial line section of the extracorporeal blood circuit is or will be connected with a venous line section of the extracorporeal blood circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20190358389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for removing blood and/or blood mixture from an extracorporeal blood circuit with a blood filter used for the blood treatment of a patient, after completing the blood treatment session. The blood filter includes a blood chamber and a spent dialysate chamber, between which a membrane is arranged. The blood chamber is connected to an arterial blood line, a venous blood line, a dialysis inlet line, and a dialysate outlet line. The venous blood line is fluidly connected to the dialysis inlet. The method includes displacing the blood and/or the blood mixture from the blood chamber by introducing substituate into the arterial blood line, and generating a pressure difference in the blood filter with a lower pressure in the spent dialysate chamber and a higher pressure in the blood chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20180303999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for a pressure-based detection of a clot in an extracorporeal blood circuit, wherein the apparatus comprises at least one cyclically operating pump for conveying the fluid located in the extracorporeal circuit and at least one pressure sensor which is arranged to determine the current pressure development over time in the fluid conveyed by the pump in a current conveying cycle of the pump, wherein the apparatus has at least one memory in which at least one reference pressure development is stored which is based on at least one pressure development over time which was determined in a conveying cycle of the pump preceding the current conveying cycle of the pump, and wherein the apparatus comprises at least one evaluation unit which is configured such that it compares the current pressure development with the reference pressure development over a corresponding time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: PRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Martin THYS, Joachim NOACK
  • Patent number: 10098999
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring a vascular access device, including at least one signal generator for generating vibrations in order to stimulate the vascular access device or a portion thereof to vibrate, at least one signal receiver for detecting vibrations of the vascular access device or of said portion thereof, and at least one evaluation device for evaluating the detected vibrations. Moreover a method for monitoring the vascular access device by using the apparatus of the invention is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20180228959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of identifying a filter, wherein the filter has at least one retentate side and at least one permeate side which are separated from one another by at least one filter medium, wherein the method comprises generating a pressure in a fluid, in particular in a liquid, on the retentate side or on the permeate side by means of a pressure source, in particular by means of a pump; switching off the pressure source; and the measurement of the pressure development in the fluid over time subsequent to the switching off of the pressure source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Martin THYS
  • Publication number: 20170368253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring a vascular access device, including at least one signal generator for generating vibrations in order to stimulate the vascular access device or a portion thereof to vibrate, at least one signal receiver for detecting vibrations of the vascular access device or of said portion thereof, and at least one evaluation device for evaluating the detected vibrations. Moreover a method for monitoring the vascular access device by using the apparatus of the invention is specified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20170312417
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dialysis machine having an extracorporeal blood circuit, a blood pump, a dialyzer, a venous pressure sensor, a substituate line, and a control unit, wherein the control unit is configured to operate the blood pump in a first operating mode and in a special operating mode and to start the special operating mode after recognition of a trigger event, in which special operating mode a conveying rate of the blood pump is controlled by means of a default value or is regulated to a desired value, which default or desired value is derived from a value determined before the start of the currently started special operating mode or corresponds to said value, wherein the presence of at least one obstacle is polled before the start of the special operating mode, and wherein, on the presence of the obstacle, the start of the special operating mode is blocked or delayed and/or the selection of the default value or of the desire value on the presence of the obstacle differs from the selection witho
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Joachim NOACK, Martin THYS, Alfred GAGEL, Pascal KOPPERSCHMIDT, Thomas NUERNBERGER
  • Patent number: 9782532
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for monitoring a vascular access device, including at least one signal generator for generating vibrations in order to stimulate the vascular access device or a portion thereof to vibrate, at least one signal receiver for detecting vibrations of the vascular access device or of said portion thereof, and at least one evaluation device for evaluating the detected vibrations. Moreover a method for monitoring the vascular access device by using the apparatus of the invention is specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20170189602
    Abstract: A method of removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each of which is connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of a blood treatment of a patient, after concluding a blood treatment session, the method comprising operating a blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first conveying direction of the blood pump which is customary during the blood treatment, and an arterial line section of the extracorporeal blood circuit is or will be connected with a venous line section of the extracorporeal blood circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventor: Martin Thys
  • Patent number: 9238098
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for blood treatment for the single-needle mode, the apparatus having an extra-corporeal blood circuit with a blood infeed line running to the inlet and a blood return line leading away from the outlet, of a blood treating unit, includes in the blood return line a device, e.g., container, for amassing blood, which is in flow-permitting connection for gas transfer with a device, e.g., container, for storing gas. A pressure is calculated and set in the device for storing gas before the arterial and venous phases are started, with two constraints. First, the pressure should be sufficiently low to ensure both no infusion of air into the patient and also regulated flow of blood into the patient even at opposing pressures lower than ambient pressure. Second, the pressure should be sufficiently high to expel blood from the device for amassing blood into the device for storing gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Bocklet, Ingo Schaefer, Martin Thys, Joachim Noack, Ralf Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150059894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of blood treatment of a patient. The blood treatment apparatus of the method comprises or is connected with at least one extracorporeal blood circuit with a line having interior portions, the extracorporeal blood circuit comprising at least one arterial line section and at least one venous line section, wherein a first section of the arterial line section is configured to be connected with a second section of the venous line section, and further comprises at least one blood pump for conveying blood within the line interior portions. The method includes the step of operating the blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first customary conveying direction. It further relates to corresponding apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Soeren GRONAU, Juergen Haecker, Ralf Mueller, Manfred Weis, Stefan Kreber, Martin Thys
  • Patent number: 8915876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of blood treatment of a patient. The blood treatment apparatus of the method comprises or is connected with at least one extracorporeal blood circuit with a line having interior portions, the extracorporeal blood circuit comprising at least one arterial line section and at least one venous line section, wherein a first section of the arterial line section is configured to be connected with a second section of the venous line section, and further comprises at least one blood pump for conveying blood within the line interior portions. The method includes the step of operating the blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first customary conveying direction. It further relates to corresponding apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Juergen Haecker, Ralf Mueller, Manfred Weis, Stefan Kreber, Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20130206693
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for supporting an operator in operating a medical device, comprising a signaling device (2, 20, 26, 9) for signaling a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device, preferably by emitting a signal from the component to be operated and/or by orienting a signal onto the component to be operated. The invention further relates to a method for supporting an operator in operating a medical device, comprising the signaling of a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device by emitting a signal from the component to be operated and/or by orienting a signal onto the component to be operated. Further, the invention relates to a single-use item for a medical device, preferably a single-use item for the medical device, with a component to be operated by an operator, wherein the component to be operated comprises a signaling device for emitting an optical, acoustical, and/or haptical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin THYS
  • Publication number: 20130079698
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for blood treatment for the single-needle mode, the apparatus having an extra-corporeal blood circuit with a blood infeed line running to the inlet and a blood return line leading away from the outlet, of a blood treating unit, includes in the blood return line a device, e.g., container, for amassing blood, which is in flow-permitting connection for gas transfer with a device, e.g., container, for storing gas. A pressure is calculated and set in the device for storing gas before the arterial and venous phases are started, with two constraints. First, the pressure should be sufficiently low to ensure both no infusion of air into the patient and also regulated flow of blood into the patient even at opposing pressures lower than ambient pressure. Second, the pressure should be sufficiently high to expel blood from the device for amassing blood into the device for storing gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GbmH
    Inventors: Christoph Bocklet, Ingo Schaefer, Martin Thys, Joachim Noack, Ralf Mueller
  • Publication number: 20130030346
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of blood treatment of a patient. The blood treatment apparatus of the method comprises or is connected with at least one extracorporeal blood circuit with a line having interior portions, the extracorporeal blood circuit comprising at least one arterial line section and at least one venous line section, wherein a first section of the arterial line section is configured to be connected with a second section of the venous line section, and further comprises at least one blood pump for conveying blood within the line interior portions. The method includes the step of operating the blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first customary conveying direction. It further relates to corresponding apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Soeren Gronau, Juergen Haecker, Ralf Mueller, Manfred Weis, Stefan Kreber, Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20120211422
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting an operator in operating a medical device, comprising a signaling device for signaling a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device, preferably by emitting a signal from the component to be operated and/or by orienting a signal onto the component to be operated. Method for supporting an operator in operating a medical device, comprising the signaling of a necessary operation of a component to be operated of the medical device by emitting a signal from the component to be operated and/or by orienting a signal onto the component to be operated. Single-use item for a medical device, preferably a single-use item for the medical device, with a component to be operated by an operator, wherein the component to be operated comprises a signaling device for emitting an optical, acoustical, and/or haptical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: corporation Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Thys