Patents by Inventor Michael Harms

Michael Harms 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: 11103650
    Abstract: An auto-injector device comprises a cap removal mechanism which comprises a retractable component which is slidably mounted within a housing of the device, and a cap-removal actuator to push the retractable component out of the housing to remove a cap from the device; a dispense mechanism which comprises a driving element to expel a medicament from the device; and a dispense button which activates the cap removal mechanism when pressed a first time, engages with the dispense mechanism when released, and activates the dispense mechanism when pressed a second time. The dispense mechanism comprises an engaging element configured to engage with the dispense button when the dispense button has been pressed for a first time and released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20210265694
    Abstract: A battery holding device for an electrically driven aircraft, including a battery holder for accommodating at least one battery, a connection for establishing electrical contact between the at least one battery and an electrical drive of the aircraft, and a primary securing device for locking the at least one battery in the battery holder. The important factor is that the battery holding device includes at least one secondary securing device for locking the at least one battery in the battery holder, wherein the secondary securing device can be closed and released independently of the primary securing device. The invention also relates to a battery system, to an aircraft and to a corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Volocopter GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Igor Lucien MECKENSTOCK, Michael HARMS, Florian STRUBE, Tobias GRIMM
  • Patent number: 11083849
    Abstract: An auto-injector for delivering a liquid medicament comprising: a housing arranged to contain a syringe and a piston for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament, the housing having a proximal end and a distal end intended to be applied against an injection site, wherein the syringe comprises: a plurality of plunger elements arranged along a length of the syringe between the proximal end of the housing and the piston, each of the plurality of plunger elements having a longitudinal axis; and a cord arranged to connect the plurality of plunger elements, wherein the plunger elements are configured to become aligned along their axes to push the piston towards the distal end to displace the medicament when the cord is acted on by a driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20210220554
    Abstract: A drive unit for a medical device includes a drive unit housing, a drive member retained in the drive unit housing and movable relative to the drive unit housing to drive an operation of the medical device, the drive member includes a coupler output portion configured to be operatively connected to a liquid handling unit, a drive mechanism retained in the drive unit housing, wherein the drive mechanism is coupleable or coupled to the drive member via a mechanism interface and is configured to transfer a driving force or torque to the drive member, and a sealing member provided to establish a sealed interface with the drive member, wherein the sealed interface defines a sealed section of the interior of the drive unit housing, wherein the mechanism interface is arranged within the sealed section and the coupler output portion is arranged outside of the sealed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11058819
    Abstract: An auto-injector device comprises a stopper for expelling a medicament out of a medicament reservoir; a driving element which has a first configuration and a second configuration and is configured to change shape from the first configuration to the second configuration when the temperature of the driving element is raised above a shape change temperature, so as to drive the stopper of the syringe mechanism through the medicament reservoir; and a heating mechanism configured to actively heat the driving element. The heating mechanism is a chemical heating element configured to generate heat through an exothermic process or comprises a fluid reservoir for retaining a fluid; a heater configured to heat the fluid in the fluid reservoir; a pump configured to expel the fluid out of the fluid reservoir; and a connecting conduit arranged to carry the fluid from the fluid reservoir to the driving element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11058825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap for an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe having a needle extending from an end thereof. The cap is removably attachable to the body. The cap comprises an actuator and a needle shield to cover said needle. The cap further comprises a coupling between the actuator and the needle shield. The coupling is configured such that when the cap is attached to the body of an injection device axial movement of the actuator away from the body causes rotation of the needle shield relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11052277
    Abstract: A weightlifting apparatus has at least one indicia on at least one weight plate indicating the amount of weight of the weight plate. The barbell of the weightlifting apparatus can have alignment indicia on an outer surface thereon. The weightlifting apparatus is configured to selectively display the amount of weight on the weightlifting apparatus. The alignment indicia of the barbell is aligned with the at least one indicia on the weight plate to mark or indicate which indicia of a plurality of indicia is the selected indicia to be viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11040151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end and a cap that is removably attached to the body. The cap has a needle shield to cover said needle. The injection device further comprises an actuator member and a translating member. The actuator member is pivotally coupled to one of the cap or body. The translating member is connected to the actuator member and is configured such that pivotal movement of the actuator member relative to said one of the cap or body causes movement of the translating member relative to the body to urge the needle shield away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20210163700
    Abstract: Coated shaped articles contain at least one shaped article with foamed beads containing at least one polyurethane (A) and at least one coating containing at least one polyurethane (B), wherein polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) are each constructed from at least one polyol and at least one polyisocyanate and wherein not less than 50 wt % of the polyol component used for constructing polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) is identical and not less than 50 wt % of the at least one polyisocyanate component used for constructing polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) is identical. Processes for producing the coated shaped articles and the method of using the coated shaped articles for various applications can be utilized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank PRISSOK, Michael Harms, Martin Vallo
  • Patent number: 10973987
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, including: a body adapted to retain a medicament cartridge, a cap attachable to a distal end of the body to cover an opening thereof, an activation mechanism arranged within the body, wherein the cap includes an activation feature adapted to be inserted into an activation opening of the body in order to actuate the activation mechanism or allow actuation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10960145
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for setting and dispensing a dose of a drug is presented having a support body having a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening and a centered outer indicator ring. A syringe barrel sealed by a stopper is slidably diposed therein along an axial direction and adapted to have an integrated needle or to be coupled with a needle assembly, wherein the syringe barrel is positioned within the support body. A needle shield is adapted to be coupled to one of the ends of the support body and slidably disposed thereon. An outer body is adapted to be coupled to the other end of the support body and slidably disposed thereon, wherein the outer indicator ring limits the movement of the outer body as well as of the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Verena Hofmann, Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Graham Wilson
  • Patent number: 10953160
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a cap and a body for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end. The cap is removably attached to the body and has a needle shield to receive the needle. The injection device further comprises an actuator that is slidable relative to the body in the longitudinal direction of the body to urge the needle shield away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20210077724
    Abstract: An auto-injector device comprises a stopper for expelling a medicament out of a medicament reservoir; a driving element which has a first configuration and a second configuration and is configured to change shape from the first configuration to the second configuration when the temperature of the driving element is raised above a shape change temperature, so as to drive the stopper of the syringe mechanism through the medicament reservoir; and a heating mechanism configured to actively heat the driving element. The heating mechanism is a chemical heating element configured to generate heat through an exothermic process or comprises a fluid reservoir for retaining a fluid; a heater configured to heat the fluid in the fluid reservoir; a pump configured to expel the fluid out of the fluid reservoir; and a connecting conduit arranged to carry the fluid from the fluid reservoir to the driving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10941263
    Abstract: The present invention relates to coated shaped articles comprising at least one shaped article comprising foamed beads comprising at least one polyurethane (A) and at least one coating comprising at least one polyurethane (B), wherein polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) are each constructed from at least one polyol and at least one polyisocyanate and wherein not less than 50 wt % of the polyol component used for constructing polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) is identical and not less than 50 wt % of the at least one polyisocyanate component used for constructing polyurethane (A) and polyurethane (B) is identical. The present invention further relates to processes for producing the coated shaped articles of the present invention and also to the method of using the coated shaped articles of the present invention for various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Prissok, Michael Harms, Martin Vallo
  • Publication number: 20210038828
    Abstract: An injection device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a liquid medicament or a medicament cartridge; an electrical coil arranged around an inner surface or an outer surface of the housing; an electricity storage apparatus electrically connected to the electrical coil; and a magnet arranged to be movable axially within a defined space with respect to the electrical coil, such that electrical voltage is induced in the electrical coil and a current is generated to charge the electricity storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10907021
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a rigid foam, which comprises reacting at least one polyisocyanate with a mixture comprising at least one polyepoxide, water, and at least one other hydrogen-acidic compound, the reaction taking place in the presence of a metal-free Lewis base having at least one nitrogen atom, to rigid foams obtainable by such a method, and to the use of a rigid foam of the invention for producing insulating materials, vacuum insulation panels, refrigeration equipment, construction elements, wind rotor blades, or elements for boatbuilding and vehicle construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Frank Prissok, Andre Kamm, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10869969
    Abstract: An injection device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a liquid medicament or a medicament cartridge; an electrical coil arranged at the housing; a removable cap arranged to be removably engaged with an end of the housing; and a magnet arranged within the removable cap; wherein when the removable cap is disengaged from the housing, the magnet moves with respect to the electrical coil such that electrical voltage is induced in the electrical coil and a current is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20200369363
    Abstract: A supporting wing structure for an aircraft, in particular for a load-carrying and/or passenger-carrying aircraft, preferably an aircraft in the form of a vertical take-off and landing multicopter having a plurality of electrically driven rotors which are disposed in a distributed manner. The supporting wing structure has a plurality of struts. A first number of the struts are at least largely disposed in a first direction, while a second number of the struts are at least largely disposed in a second direction, the second direction being oriented orthogonal to the first direction. At least the struts of the second number have an aerodynamic profile in cross section, and/or in the struts are connected to one another at least in pairs between neighboring struts by a connecting structure, preferably from individual connecting segments, and the connecting structure or the connecting segments have an aerodynamic profiling. Furthermore an aircraft is provided equipped with such a supporting wing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Applicant: Volocopter GmbH
    Inventors: Michael HARMS, Ulrich SCHAFERLEIN, Manuel KESSLER, Sebastian MIESNER
  • Patent number: 10842946
    Abstract: An injection device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a liquid medicament or a medicament cartridge; an electrical coil arranged around an inner surface or an outer surface of the housing; an electricity storage apparatus electrically connected to the electrical coil; and a magnet arranged to be movable axially within a defined space with respect to the electrical coil, such that electrical voltage is induced in the electrical coil and a current is generated to charge the electricity storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: D930548
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Volocopter GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Schaferlein, Michael Harms