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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160296936
    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: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Trump, Thomas Lowien, Matthias Barth
  • Patent number: 9429460
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for filling at least one liquid into at least one cavity. The method comprises filling a predetermined filling volume of the at least one liquid into the at least one cavity and determining if the liquid in the at least one cavity reaches a first liquid level in the at least one cavity. Filling the predetermined filling volume of the at least one liquid and the determining if the first level has not been reached, is repeated until enough volume of the at least one liquid has been added to the cavity or if the first level has been reached. The predetermined filling volume is equal to or smaller than a buffer volume above the first liquid level in the at least one cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventor: Martin Trump
  • Patent number: 9249775
    Abstract: Method for igniting a fuel/air mixture in a cyclically operating internal combustion engine comprising combustion chambers which are delimited by walls that are at ground potential, using an ignition device comprising an ignition electrode provided in each combustion chamber, in which method, via an electrical DC/AC converter, an electric oscillating circuit is excited, which is connected to the secondary side of the DC/AC converter, and in which the ignition electrode, which is guided through one of the walls delimiting the combustion chamber in a manner in which it is electrically insulated from said walls by an insulator and extends into the combustion chamber, constitutes a capacitance in cooperation with the walls of the combustion chamber that are at ground potential, and in which the excitation of the oscillating circuit is controlled so a corona discharge igniting the fuel/air mixture is created in each combustion chamber at the ignition electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: BORGWARNER BERU SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Torsten Schremmer, Gerd Bräuchle, Martin Trump, Steffen Bohne
  • Patent number: 9250256
    Abstract: Device for storing and dispensing cuvettes from a stack. The device has at least one cuvette stack receiving compartment, which may be a tube open at both ends, wherein one of the openings is provided with retaining springs, partly blocking the opening, so that the cuvette stack having been dropped into the compartment may come to rest on the retaining springs. The retaining springs are being spaced apart from the opening of the compartment by a distance that allows at least two cuvettes in the stack to stick out of the compartment opening. Furthermore, a cuvette separator with retaining spring spreaders is provided, moveable between a standby position away from the compartment and a cuvette separation position across the retaining spring opening of the compartment, and in between the two cuvettes, sticking out of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventors: Waldemar Lukhaub, Alexander Schramm, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20150273525
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Tibor Horvath, Ruediger Retzlaff, Martin Trump
  • Publication number: 20150251840
    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: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Oliver Kuehn, Martin Trump, Michael Burkart
  • Patent number: D743045
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: STRATEC Biomedical AG
    Inventor: Martin Trump
  • 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