Patents by Inventor Martin Trump

Martin Trump 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: 11226283
    Abstract: A cuvette comprising a pyramidal shaped cavity with four sides surfaces, which are connected to each other by curves, wherein side surfaces and curves merge into a transition area that is located above a ring followed by a cone above the bottom of the pyramidally shaped cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Erich Stiess, Markus Niermeyer
  • Patent number: 11187713
    Abstract: A laboratory module for storing and providing access to a plurality of samples, the laboratory module comprising a plurality of bays comprising a plurality of guiding rails and a plurality of rack tray bays for accommodating a plurality of rack trays, and a transport chamber for transporting at least one sample rack to a storage location and for delivering at least one sample rack at predetermined times to a processing system. The transport chamber is adapted to align with any one of the plurality of guiding rails, comprised in the bays and in the rack trays, for placing and moving on the guiding rails the at least one sample rack, and a sensor for sensing the presence and location of a sample rack on any one of the guiding rails, and a barcode scanner that identifies the sample rack and a storage device for storing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Stephan Habrich, Martin Trump
  • Patent number: 10920916
    Abstract: A fluid coupling for automated analyzer systems suitable to provide liquids to the system, wherein the fluid coupling comprises a stationary part and a movable part for a fluid connection, wherein both parts have a three-part valve for sealing said stationary and movable part against leakage, said three-part valve comprising a first member composed of two rings that are connected by elastic arms, a second member composed of a rod having different diameters on both ends and a third annular member, wherein at least two member of both parts comprise at least one sealing surface and one sealing lip that get in contact for preventing leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Stephan Habrich, Tuna Sinangin, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20210041306
    Abstract: A system comprising a device or the device itself for measuring temperatures, comprising a sensor array plate, comprising on a first surface at least one temperature sensor arranged on at least one tongue that is surrounded by a cut-out leaving a bridge to the sensor array plate, wherein the at least one sensor has on both sides' spacer and a second surface opposite the first surface for connection to at least one operating plate of a thermocycler; and a pressure plate, comprising fins at the side for connection to the sensor array plate that align with the spacer of the sensor array plate when a pressure plate is arranged onto a sensor array plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Manuel Künz, Daniel Ahr, Martin Trump, Rüdiger Retzlaff
  • Publication number: 20200326272
    Abstract: A cuvette comprising a pyramidal shaped cavity with four sides surfaces, which are connected to each other by curves, wherein side surfaces and curves merge into a transition area that is located above a ring followed by a cone above the bottom of the pyramidally shaped cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Erich Stiess, Markus Niermeyer
  • Patent number: 10352752
    Abstract: A connection device for providing both a connection for liquid transport and a connection for the transport of electrical energy is disclosed. The connection device comprises a first part and a second part, which detachably connect to one another such that a first liquid conduit comprised in the first part connects with a second liquid conduit comprised in the second part, and a primary coil comprised in the first part inductively couples to a secondary coil comprised in the second part, wherein the first part further comprises a first electronic circuit electrically connected to the primary coil, and the second part further comprises a second electronic circuit electrically connected to the secondary coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Michael Burkart, Martin Trump
  • Patent number: 10335794
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device, system and method for cooling a reagent compartment. The invention also relates to a use of the device. The device comprises a housing with a first side for attachment to the reagent compartment, a cooling unit with at least one cooling element with a warm upper side and a cold lower side, that is equipped with a cold side heat exchanger comprising at least one first fan, a at least one cold air channel and at least one cold air opening at the first side of the housing for circulating cold air between the at least one cooling element and the reagent compartment in a closed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Stephan Habrich, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20190118183
    Abstract: A system for thermal cycling, comprising at least one separate vessel holder for taking up a reaction vessel providing a contact surface for the reaction vessel, wherein the vessel holder is surrounded by individual liquid channels for cooling and at least one electrical heater is attached to the at least one separate vessel holder; and a multilayer liquid port for attachment of at least one vessel holder for providing the cooling liquid to the at least one separate vessel holder, and at least one control unit for connecting with the at least one electrical heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Bernd Gröhbühl, Martin Trump
  • Patent number: 9956590
    Abstract: A piezo shaker for shaking a probe is disclosed. The piezo shaker comprises a platform operatively connected with at least one piezo element, wherein the at least one piezo element deforms for controlled movement of the platform, wherein the piezo shaker further comprises transmission means connecting the at least one piezo element and the platform, and wherein the transmission means transmit the movement to the platform. The piezo shaker may comprise two piezo elements, arranged to operate along different directions, in particular perpendicularly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Tibor Horvath, Ruediger Retzlaff, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20180073671
    Abstract: A fluid coupling for automated analyzer systems suitable to provide liquids to the system, wherein the fluid coupling comprises a stationary part and a movable part for a fluid connection, wherein both parts have a three-part valve for sealing said stationary and movable part against leakage, said three-part valve comprising a first member composed of two rings that are connected by elastic arms, a second member composed of a rod having different diameters on both ends and a third annular member, wherein at least two member of both parts comprise at least one sealing surface and one sealing lip that get in contact for preventing leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Stephan Habrich, Tuna Sinangin, Martin Trump
  • Patent number: 9873121
    Abstract: A system for connecting a reagent container to a socket. The container has a cap with an outlet comprising a collar having an opening on its side, the collar surrounding a spout with a movable valve. The valve has a tube surrounded by a disk. A plug is centrally arranged within one end of the tube so the outer walls of the spout form-fit with the inner side of the tube and the inner walls of the spout form-fit with the outer side of the plug for closing the spout. The plug is connected to one end of the tube and a socket for accommodating the outlet of the container's cap. The socket comprises at least two movable levers to engage into openings of the collar and a socket gasket on one side for taking up the tube of the valve and tubing on the opposite side to drain liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Thomas Lowien, Matthias Barth
  • Publication number: 20170266664
    Abstract: A device for sealing a reagent container storing and providing liquids, in particular in an analyzer system. The invention also relates to a reagent container using such device for sealing, a cartridge for holding such reagent container, and a method for removing a liquid from such reagent container. The instant invention provides a device for sealing a reagent container comprising an annular member configured to be inserted into the reagent container, wherein the annular member is configured to being movably coupled to the reagent container relative to its longitudinal center axis; an opening passing from a top end of the annular member to a bottom end of the annular member; and a sealing element arranged between the top end and the bottom end of the annular member for sealing the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Waldemar Lukhaub, Martin Trump, Sara Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9631616
    Abstract: A device and a method for dosing an uptake or a release of a liquid. The device comprises a pump pumping a fluid, a pump drive driving the pump, and a fluid channel connected to the pump. A tip is connected to the fluid channel comprising an opening for the uptake or the release of the liquid. At least one flow sensor measures a flow rate of the fluid in the fluid channel. A controller monitors and adjusts the flow rate and/or pressure in the fluid channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Tibor Horvath
  • Patent number: 9598226
    Abstract: A disposable dispenser unit is disclosed. The disposable dispenser unit comprises a fluid reservoir, a tag for storing information, a dispenser head having a pump chamber and at least one injector nozzle, and a means disposed at the dispenser head for attachment thereof to a diagnostic system, wherein the pump chamber comprises a piston and the piston comprises a volume which can be filled with fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: STRATEC, Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Oliver Kuehn, Martin Trump, Michael Burkart
  • Publication number: 20160354784
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device, system and method for cooling a reagent compartment. The invention also relates to a use of the device. The device comprises a housing with a first side for attachment to the reagent compartment, a cooling unit with at least one cooling element with a warm upper side and a cold lower side, that is equipped with a cold side heat exchanger comprising at least one first fan, a at least one cold air channel and at least one cold air opening at the first side of the housing for circulating cold air between the at least one cooling element and the reagent compartment in a closed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Stephan Habrich, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20160320421
    Abstract: An automated analyzer system. The system has a rack for automated analyzer systems, the rack comprising at least one position for taking up at least one cartridge; at least one drive for agitating the content of the at least one cartridge; at least one RFID antenna for reading RFID tags of the at least one cartridge and at least one printed circuit board for operating the drive, e.g. a motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Stephan Habrich, Martin Zver
  • Patent number: D838379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventor: Martin Trump
  • Patent number: D847367
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Waldemar Lukhaub, Nico Birkner, Hans Joachim Poehler
  • Patent number: D865993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Thomas Lowien, Matthias Barth
  • Patent number: D872299
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: STRATEC SE
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Thomas Lowien, Matthias Barth