Patents by Inventor Meinolf Werner

Meinolf Werner 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: 10569012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing a liquid medicament, comprising: a housing (12) having at least one feeder member (100), a disposable injector (60) comprising an injection needle (65), a flexible tube (64) and an injector fluid coupling (68), wherein the injection needle (65) is in fluid communication with the fluid coupling (68) via the flexible tube (64), a disposable cartridge (70) comprising a reservoir (80) at least partially filled with the liquid medicament and comprising a cartridge fluid coupling (90) in fluid communication with the reservoir (80), wherein the injector (60) and the cartridge (70) are releasably attachable to the housing (12) and arrestable to the housing (12) in an undeployed configuration (4), in which the injector fluid coupling (68) and the cartridge fluid coupling (90) are disconnected, and wherein one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) is displaceable relative to the other one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) from the undeployed configu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner
  • Patent number: 10519946
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube to transport a material in a transport direction and one or more piezoelements, which are configured to cause a squeezing of the tube. Furthermore, a method of transporting material comprises the step of successively actuating the piezoelements along the transport direction of the material and thereby causing a squeezing of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Patent number: 10518027
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube for transporting a material, wherein the tube is arranged linearly along a longitudinal axis. The peristaltic pump further comprises a pump head for causing a squeezing of the tube, wherein the pump head is rotatable about a rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Patent number: 10369279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) including:—a cross beam (16) linearly movable in a distal direction (D) and a proximal direction (P) for moving an injection needle (2),—an actuator (5),—a slider (12) coupled to the actuator (5) and linearly movable in a transversal direction (T) at right angles relative the distal direction D and the proximal direction D,—a cam (14) on one of the cross beam (16) and the slider (12),—a guide track (13) in the other one of the cross beam (16) and the slider (12) adapted to engage the cam (14), the guide track including a sloped section (13.3) such that the cross beam (16) is moved on movement of the slider (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10369278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) comprising a rotatable wheel (10) with a notch (12) having a closed curve geometry comprising a curved section (12.1) and a linear section (12.2), wherein at least one cross beam (15, 16) is movably arranged and engageable to an injection needle (2) to move it between a retracted position (RP) and an extended position (EP), wherein the cross beam (15, 6) comprises a cam (15.1, 16.1) adapted to engage the notch (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10309387
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube to transport a material in a transport direction and a conveying screw, which is configured to cause a transport of the material by causing a successive squeezing of the tube along the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Patent number: 10286145
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) comprising an actuator (5) coupled to a parallel linkage (10) adapted to convert a linear movement of the actuator (5) in a longitudinal direction (L) to a linear movement of a cross beam (7) in transverse direction (T) substantially at right angles with respect to the longitudinal direction (L).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10188806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) being arranged as a bistable mechanism with at least one pivoted link (10, 11) having two stable end positions (LEP, UEP) and an instable transitional central position (CP), the drive mechanism (9) further comprising a spring (12) biasing the link (10, 11) out of the transitional central position (CP), wherein at least one trigger unit (17, 21) is arranged for moving the link (10, 11) out of at least one of the stable end positions (LEP, UEP) towards and beyond the transitional central position (CP) against the bias of the spring (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10173001
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) comprising: —an actuator (5), —a needle retainer (7) adapted to retain an injection needle (2) and linearly movable in a distal direction (D) and a proximal direction (P) for moving an injection needle (2), —a cam (17) arranged on or coupled to the needle retainer (7), —a guide curve (16) adapted to be rotated by the actuator (5) about an axis (12) aligned in the distal direction (D) and the proximal direction (P) and adapted to engage the cam (17), wherein the guide curve (16) comprises a sloped section (16.2) such that the needle retainer (7) is moved on rotation of the guide curve (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10143801
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism for a needle insertion arrangement, the drive mechanism comprising: an actuator, a rotatable drive pulley directly or indirectly coupled to the actuator, and a belt adapted to engage the drive pulley and adapted to be fixed to a needle retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10046111
    Abstract: Disclosed is a needle insertion arrangement (1) with a drive mechanism (9) comprising: a belt (15) frictionally engaging a first roller (10) and a needle retainer (7) with an injection needle (2) fixed to the belt, the first roller being rotatably arranged about an axis (A), a second roller (11) also rotatably arranged about the axis (A), a first spring (13) rotatably biasing the first roller against the second roller, a second spring (14) rotatably biasing the second roller against an arrester (12), the first and the second roller being connected via an internal protrusion (10.2) and arcuate slot (11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutchland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 9999729
    Abstract: A reservoir assembly comprising a reservoir housing, a piston, and a locking plug, both movably arranged inside the reservoir housing; wherein the volume between the piston and the locking plug defines a reservoir cavity. The reservoir assembly further comprising a reservoir outlet; and an actuator configured to act on the piston; wherein the locking plug is configured to be movable from a first position to a second position; wherein in the first position the reservoir outlet is not in fluid communication with the reservoir cavity. The reservoir assembly further comprising an interlock configured to prevent movement of at least one of the locking plug and the piston; wherein the interlock having a locked position and an unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Bernd Petermann, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Patent number: 9695813
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube to transport a material in a transport direction and a conveying screw, which is configured to cause a transport of the material by causing a successive squeezing of the tube along the transport direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Publication number: 20170157320
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube for transporting a material, wherein the tube is arranged linearly along a longitudinal axis. The peristaltic pump further comprises a pump head for causing a squeezing of the tube, wherein the pump head is rotatable about a rotation axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Patent number: 9586002
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump comprises a tube for transporting a material, wherein the tube is arranged linearly along a longitudinal axis. The peristaltic pump further comprises a pump head for causing a squeezing of the tube, wherein the pump head is rotatable about a rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner, Ole Simonowsky
  • Publication number: 20160317736
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable delivery assembly for a drug delivery device to dispense a liquid medicament, the delivery assembly comprising: a disposable injector (60) comprising an injection needle (65), a flexible tube (64) and an injector fluid coupling (68), wherein the injection needle (65) is in fluid communication with the fluid coupling (68) via the flexible tube (64), a disposable cartridge (70) comprising a reservoir (80) at least partially filled with the liquid medicament and comprising a cartridge fluid coupling (90) in fluid communication with the reservoir (80), wherein the injector (60) and the cartridge (70) are mechanically interconnected in an undeployed configuration (4), in which the injector fluid coupling (68) and the cartridge fluid coupling (90) are disconnected, and—wherein the cartridge (70) is displaceable relative to the injector (60) into a deployed configuration (6), in which the injector fluid coupling (68) and the cartridge fluid coupling (90) are in fluid com
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner
  • Publication number: 20160317737
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing a liquid medicament, comprising: a housing (12) having at least one feeder member (100), a disposable injector (60) comprising an injection needle(65), a flexible tube (64) and an injector fluid coupling (68), wherein the injection needle (65) is in fluid communication with the fluid coupling (68) via the flexible tube (64), a disposable cartridge (70) comprising a reservoir (80) at least partially filled with the liquid medicament and comprising a cartridge fluid coupling (90) in fluid communication with the reservoir (80), wherein the injector (60) and the cartridge (70) are releasably attachable to the housing (12) and arrestable to the housing (12) in an undeployed configuration (4), in which the injector fluid coupling (68) and the cartridge fluid coupling (90) are disconnected, and wherein one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) is displaceable relative to the other one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) from the undeployed configur
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner
  • Publication number: 20160310662
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable cartridge for a drug delivery device, the cartridge comprising: —a flexible bag (81; 181) to accommodate a liquid medicament and having an opening (81a, 181a) adjacent to a sidewall (81b, 181b), a socket (76, 176) having a fluid channel (86; 186) in fluid communication with a cartridge fluid coupling (90; 190), wherein the socket (76, 176) extends into the opening (81a, 181 a) of the flexible bag (81; 181), a housing (71; 171) covering at least a portion of the flexible bag (81; 181) and having a receptacle (71a, 171a) to receive the socket (76; 176) with the flexible bag (81; 181), wherein the flexible bag's (81; 181) sidewall (81b; 181b) is fixed between the socket (76; 176) and the receptacle (71a, 171a).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai
  • Publication number: 20160279330
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism for a needle insertion arrangement, the drive mechanism comprising: an actuator, a rotatable drive pulley directly or indirectly coupled to the actuator, and a belt adapted to engage the drive pulley and adapted to be fixed to a needle retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Publication number: 20160213839
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) comprising an actuator (5) coupled to a parallel linkage (10) adapted to convert a linear movement of the actuator (5) in a longitudinal direction (L) to a linear movement of a cross beam (7) in transverse direction (T) substantially at right angles with respect to the longitudinal direction (L).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike