Patents by Inventor Maurice Toporek

Maurice Toporek 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: 20210113773
    Abstract: A data collection device including an attachment assembly for attaching the data collection device to a dose setting dial of a medicament administration device, a light source configured to illuminate a portion of a surface of an internal component of the medicament administration device including a pattern of relatively reflective and non-reflecting regions formed on the surface of the internal component, and an optical sensor configured to receive light reflected by at least the relatively reflective regions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Rehbein, Sven Hagebusch, Chris Knorr, Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Alexander Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20210113778
    Abstract: An injection device comprising a housing with a receptacle for the product, a dosing mechanism for setting a product dosage to be administered and for displaying the set product dosage and a dispensing mechanism for dispensing the product. The dispensing mechanism may include a piston rod, at least one sleeve rotatable relative to the housing to eject the set product dosage, and a button moveable relative to the housing and relative to the at least one sleeve in the dispensing direction from a dosing position into a dispensing position to eject the set product dosage. The device can further include a first detector for detecting the position of the button relative to the housing or the at least one sleeve, a second detector for detecting rotational movement of the at least one sleeve or a component part coupled to the at least one sleeve and a feedback generator mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Maurice Toporek, Stefan Blancke, Stephan Müller-Pathle
  • Publication number: 20210106764
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a touch sensitive label for an injection device, the label comprising: —a flexible substrate (101) configured for attachment to a housing (10) of the injection device (1), —an electronic display (110) located on the substrate (101) and configured to visually display at least one indication (111), —a touch sensitive area (120) located on the substrate (101) and electrically connectable to the electronic display (110), —a processor (140) connected to the electronic display (110) and configured to modify the visual appearance of the at least one indication (111) in response to a user touching or depressing the touch sensitive area (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek
  • Publication number: 20210085879
    Abstract: Described is a dose tracking mechanism for a drug delivery device, including a moveable component configured to move with respect to a housing during operation of the drug delivery device and an RFID device with an electric circuit having a resonance frequency. The electric circuit includes an antenna configured to transmit a wireless RFID signal at the resonance frequency and an electrical component operatively coupled to the moveable component and configured to modify the resonance frequency based on a position of the moveable component, such that the resonance frequency of the electric circuit is an indication of the position of the moveable component. In some instances, the position of the moveable component indicates a dose set or dispensed from the drug delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Markus Ploch, Maurice Toporek
  • Publication number: 20210077735
    Abstract: Described is a dose tracking mechanism for a drug delivery device, including an RFID device with an electric circuit and a switch operable to open and close the electric circuit to transmit a wireless signal to a receiving device when the electric circuit is closed by the switch. The switch is configured to open and close in response to operation of a dose setting and/or a dose dispensing mechanism of the drug delivery device, and the closing and opening of the electric circuit generates a pulse of the wireless RFID signal. In one embodiment, each pulse corresponds to a unit of a dose of medicament set by the dose setting mechanism or dispensed by the dose dispensing mechanism from a drug container of the drug delivery device, depending on if the dose setting or dose dispensing mechanism is arranged to toggle the switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek
  • Publication number: 20210077741
    Abstract: An injection device for setting and injecting a dose of a medicament comprises a housing) extending along an axial direction (z), a dose setting mechanism arranged in the housing, a dose dial displaceable relative to the housing for setting of the dose, a dose tracker (50; 150) operably connectable to the dose dial (12), the dose tracker is at least one of translationally or rotationally displaceable relative to the housing during setting of a dose, wherein a positional state of the dose tracker relative to the housing is indicative of a size of the dose, and a preselector configured to define a maximum dose positional state of the dose tracker relative to the housing, and a first marker provided on one of the dose tracker and the preselector and configured to indicate the positional state of the dose tracker relative to the preselector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Steffen Raab, Maurice Toporek
  • Patent number: 10874802
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200384205
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200353176
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10773026
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200147315
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Publication number: 20200061299
    Abstract: Data collection devices for attachment to injection devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the data collection device includes: a body attachable to a dial member of the injection device, a sensor arrangement comprising a sensor and a scale, and a processor. The sensor is configured to detect a rotation of the body relative to a trigger of the injection device. The processor is configured to detect a rotation of the body relative to the trigger. One of the sensor and the scale is arranged in or on the body and wherein the other one of the sensor and the scale is located on the trigger or is rotationally lockable to the trigger configured to detect a rotation of the body relative to the trigger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Michael Jugl, Gunther Sendatzki, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Prasannah Nanayakkara, Aidan Michael O`Hare, Robert Frederick Veasey, David Aubrey Plumptre
  • Publication number: 20190192778
    Abstract: A data collection device comprising an attachment assembly for attaching the data collection device to a dose setting dial of a medicament administration device, a light source configured to illuminate a portion of a surface of an internal component of the medicament administration device including a pattern of relatively reflective and non-reflecting regions formed on the surface of the internal component, and an optical sensor configured to receive light reflected by at least the relatively reflective regions. And a system comprising the data collection device and the medicament administration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Christian REHBEIN, Sven HAGEBUSCH, Chris KNORR, Maurice TOPOREK, Matthias FELBER, Alexander HEINRICH
  • Publication number: 20180154086
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 8881954
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for dispensing fluid from a cartridge, the actuator being configured to be moveable within the cartridge along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge and comprising a first radial element configured to face the dispensing opening of the cartridge, a second radial element configured to face in the opposite direction than the first radial element and a connecting element connecting the first and the second radial element and configured to extend along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek
  • Publication number: 20130153606
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator for dispensing fluid from a cartridge, the actuator being configured to be moveable within the cartridge along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge and comprising a first radial element configured to face the dispensing opening of the cartridge, a second radial element configured to face in the opposite direction than the first radial element and a connecting element connecting the first and the second radial element and configured to extend along the longitudinal axis of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Maurice Toporek