Patents by Inventor Matthias Bicker

Matthias Bicker 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).

  • Publication number: 20200316644
    Abstract: An apparatus and to a method for treating layers using a plasma zone sealed from the outer atmospheric pressure are provided. The apparatus and method include a plasma reactor including a substrate carrier in form of a container receiving means, and a closing element that is joined with the substrate carrier by means of a lifting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias BICKER, Manfred LOHMEYER, Hartmut BAUCH
  • Publication number: 20200246827
    Abstract: An apparatus and to a method for treating layers using a plasma zone sealed from the outer atmospheric pressure are provided. The apparatus and method include a plasma reactor including a substrate carrier in form of a container receiving means, and a closing element that is joined with the substrate carrier by means of a lifting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias BICKER, Manfred Lohmeyer, Hartmut BAUCH
  • Patent number: 10525655
    Abstract: A composite material for a pharmaceutical packaging is provided that includes a substrate and a protective layer. The substrate has a contact region in contact with the protective layer. The contact region includes a contact area between the substrate and the protective layer and a region of the substrate close to the surface. The substrate is made of glass or of a cyclic olefin polymer or a cyclic olefin copolymer, while the protective layer is made of ceramic material. The substrate in the contact region is different from the substrate outside the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Manfred Lohmeyer, Tanja Woywod
  • Publication number: 20190336392
    Abstract: A container is provided that includes a container body with an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface contains silicon oxide and the silicon oxide containing inner surface is at least partially modified with a fluorine containing compound. The fluorine containing compound is chemically bonded to the silicon oxide of the container body via at least one Si—O—Si bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Inka Henze, Joerg Schuhmacher, Franziska Riethmueller, Robert Hormes, Christian Helbig, Marten Walther, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 10398626
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container comprising a container body having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface contains silicon oxide; and the silicon oxide containing inner surface is at least partially modified with a fluorine containing compound, wherein the fluorine containing compound is chemically bonded to the silicon oxide of the container body via at least one Si—O—Si bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Inka Henze, Joerg Schuhmacher, Franziska Riethmueller, Robert Hormes, Christian Helbig, Marten Walther, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Publication number: 20180353994
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical packaging including a silicone-free lubricating film of crosslinked organic molecules, and a method for producing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 10071397
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical packaging comprising a silicone-free lubricating film of crosslinked organic molecules. The method for producing the pharmaceutical packaging comprises: applying a silicone-free organic fluid as a film on a surface of a hollow substrate for the lubricating film; placing the substrate in a vacuum reactor; evacuating the vacuum reactor; generating an alternating electromagnetic field by an AC voltage source; and introducing the alternating electromagnetic field into the interior of the substrate, a field strength thereof in the gas which is present in or introduced into the evacuated cavity of the substrate being sufficient to cause a homogeneous glow discharge under the pressure prevailing in the cavity of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Publication number: 20150299851
    Abstract: A composite material for a pharmaceutical packaging is provided that includes a substrate and a protective layer. The substrate has a contact region in contact with the protective layer. The contact region includes a contact area between the substrate and the protective layer and a region of the substrate close to the surface. The substrate is made of glass or of a cyclic olefin polymer or a cyclic olefin copolymer, while the protective layer is made of ceramic material. The substrate in the contact region is different from the substrate outside the contact region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Manfred Lohmeyer, Tanja Woywod
  • Patent number: 8961688
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for plasma treating workpieces (5). Said workpiece is inserted into a chamber (7) of a treatment station (3), which can be at least partly evacuated, and is positioned within the treatment station by means of a holding element. In order to simultaneously supply at least two chambers with at least one operating means, a flow of the operating means is branched at least once so as to form at least two partial flows (55).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: KHS Corpoplast GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Lizenberg, Frank Lewin, Hartwig Müller, Klaus Vogel, Gregor Arnold, Stephan Behle, Andreas Lüttringhaus-Henkel, Matthias Bicker, Jürgen Klein, Marten Walther
  • Publication number: 20140305830
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container comprising a container body having an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the inner surface contains silicon oxide; and the silicon oxide containing inner surface is at least partially modified with a fluorine containing compound, wherein the fluorine containing compound is chemically bonded to the silicon oxide of the container body via at least one Si—O—Si bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Inka Henze, Joerg Schuhmacher, Franziska Riethmueller, Robert Hormes, Christian Helbig, Marten Walther, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 8747962
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the plasma treatment of workpieces, particularly workpieces in the form of hollow bodies, in which a treatment zone in a reactor chamber is at least partially evacuated, a process gas is introduced into the treatment zone, particularly into the cavity of the workpiece, and a plasma is ignited by means of injected electromagnetic energy in the process gas introduced into the treatment zone, wherein the process gas flows through the treatment zone between opposite ends of the zone during the plasma treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Robert Hormes, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 8673406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the plasma treatment of glass surfaces, the metal component, in particular the alkali and/or alkaline-earth metal component in the superficial region of the substrate being reduced by a plasma treatment of a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Uwe Rothhaar, Robert Hormes, Bernd Hanser, Manfred Lohmeyer, Stefan Bauer
  • Publication number: 20140010969
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for treating layers are provided that use a plasma zone sealed from the outer atmospheric pressure. The apparatus includes a plasma reactor with a substrate carrier in form of a container receiving device and a closing element that is joined with the substrate carrier by a lifting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Manfred Lohmeyer, Harmut Bauch
  • Patent number: 8592015
    Abstract: In order to improve the emptying of residual contents from containers, such as pharmaceutical packaging, the invention provides corresponding substrates with a hydrophobic coating. Provided for this purpose is a composite material which comprises a substrate and a coating deposited on it, which forms at least a part of the surface of the coated substrate, with the coating having a compound containing the elements C, O, and H, with further elements, apart from Si, C, H, having a content of less than 10 at %, preferably less than 5 at %, characterized in that this compound has a composition SiOxCyHz, in which x is at most 1.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Hartmut Bauch, Andreas Hahn, Stefan Bauer, Manfred Lohmeyer, Robert Hormes
  • Patent number: 8323166
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-functional pharmaceutical package surface and a method of preparing a multi-functional pharmaceutical package surface. In particular, the present invention relates to a pharmaceutical package having a protein deterrent and lubricious surface and methods of preparing said surface by applying coatings directly to the pharmaceutical package that (a) reduce the adsorption of proteins onto pharmaceutical packaging while not affecting the activity of the protein solution and (b) provide a lubricious surface. The pharmaceutical package surface may also contain a barrier coating. Coatings can be deposited on a variety of pharmaceutical packaging materials and configurations by various methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Daniel Haines, Luis Burzio, Matthias Bicker, Horst Koller, Jasmina Marjanovic, Robert Hormes
  • Publication number: 20120171386
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pharmaceutical packaging comprising a silicone-free lubricating film of crosslinked organic molecules, and to a method for producing same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 8025915
    Abstract: A method of preparing a macromolecule deterrent surface on a pharmaceutical package. In particular, the present invention relates to a method of preparing a protein deterrent surface on a pharmaceutical package by applying a coating or coatings directly to the pharmaceutical package that reduces the adsorption of proteins onto pharmaceutical packaging while not affecting the activity of the protein solution contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Daniel Haines, Luis Burzio, Matthias Bicker, Robert Hormes, Horst Koller, Jasmina Buki, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 7931955
    Abstract: A composite material having a substrate material and at least one barrier coating on one side of the substrate material. The barrier coating is plasma impulse chemical vapor deposited (PICVD) to the substrate material. The barrier coating includes at least one of material selected from the group consisting of SiOx, TiOx, SnOx, Si3Ny, Nb2Oy, and Al2Oy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Stephan Behle, Lutz Klippe, Matthias Bicker, Marten Walther
  • Publication number: 20110062047
    Abstract: A method of preparing a macromolecule deterrent surface on a pharmaceutical package. In particular, the present invention relates to a method of preparing a protein deterrent surface on a pharmaceutical package by applying a coating or coatings directly to the pharmaceutical package that reduces the adsorption of proteins onto pharmaceutical packaging while not affecting the activity of the protein solution contained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel HAINES, Luis Burzio, Matthias Bicker, Robert Hormes, Horst Koller, Jasmina Buki, Hartmut Bauch, Manfred Lohmeyer
  • Patent number: 7811384
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for the treatment of substrates, in particular for the coating of plastic containers on a rotary installation. A plurality of treatment devices are arranged on the rotor and pass through a plurality of process phases as a function of their angle position on the rotor. For at least one process phase, the angle position can be set variably as a function of the current rotational speed of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Stephan Behle, Andreas Lüettringhaus-Henkel, Gregor Arnold, Juergen Klein