Patents by Inventor Michael Schabbach

Michael Schabbach 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: 11986634
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a device housing for placing on the skin of a patient, the housing including a needle aperture; a needle for injecting a medicament, the needle arranged to pass through the needle aperture; and sensors configured to provide a signal when the housing is placed on the skin of the patient. The sensors are arranged around the needle aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Andrew Nelson
  • Publication number: 20240115802
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for a drug delivery device includes a flexible bag to accommodate a liquid medicament and having an opening adjacent to a sidewall, a socket having a fluid channel in fluid communication with a cartridge fluid coupling, and a housing covering at least a portion of the flexible bag and having a receptacle to receive the socket with the flexible bag. The socket extends into the opening of the flexible bag. The flexible bag's sidewall is fixed between the socket and the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai
  • Publication number: 20240115810
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Daniel Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Müller
  • Patent number: 11931557
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dosage measurement system for a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a medicament reservoir, a lead screw and a drive sleeve. The drive sleeve is rotatable to axially displace the lead screw relative to the drive sleeve to dispense medicament from the medicament reservoir. The dosage measurement system comprises a sensor unit and a processor. The sensor unit is configured to measure rotation of at least one of the drive sleeve and lead screw. The processor is configured to determine a dosage dispensed from the medicament reservoir based on the measured rotation of said at least one of the drive sleeve and lead screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Michael Jugl
  • Patent number: 11911591
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for a drug delivery device includes a flexible bag to accommodate a liquid medicament and having an opening adjacent to a sidewall, a socket having a fluid channel in fluid communication with a cartridge fluid coupling, and a housing covering at least a portion of the flexible bag and having a receptacle to receive the socket with the flexible bag. The socket extends into the opening of the flexible bag. The flexible bag's sidewall is fixed between the socket and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai
  • Publication number: 20240058545
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a dosage measurement system for a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device includes a medicament reservoir and a dispensing mechanism. The dispensing mechanism includes a dispensing member that is moveable axially to dispense medicament from the medicament reservoir. The dosage measurement system includes a sensor unit and a processor. The sensor unit is configured to measure the axial displacement of the dispensing member. The processor is configured to determine a dosage dispensed from the medicament reservoir based on the measured axial displacement of the dispensing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2023
    Publication date: February 22, 2024
    Inventor: Michael Schabbach
  • Patent number: 11878150
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Daniel Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Muller
  • Publication number: 20240019289
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, and at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, wherein the first contact electrode is connected to the first measuring electrode and wherein the second contact electrode is connected to the second measuring electrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2023
    Publication date: January 18, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Publication number: 20230381421
    Abstract: An injection device includes an elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis, a piston rod to operably engage with a piston of a cartridge filled with the medicament, a dose tracker selectively operably engageable with the piston rod, wherein the dose tracker is longitudinally displaceable relative to the housing from an initial position in a proximal direction towards at least a first activation position for setting of the dose and wherein the dose tracker is longitudinally displaceable relative to the housing in a distal direction from the at least first activation position towards the initial position for dispensing of the dose, a spring to urge the dose tracker in the proximal direction relative to the housing, an interlock to lock the dose tracker in the initial position relative to the housing, and a release member to release the interlock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Publication date: November 30, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Michael Schabbach, Julian Kersting
  • Patent number: 11813439
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Daniel Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Müller
  • Patent number: 11802787
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, and at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, wherein the first contact electrode is connected to the first measuring electrode and wherein the second contact electrode is connected to the second measuring electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Patent number: 11759575
    Abstract: An injection device includes an elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis, a piston rod to operably engage with a piston of a cartridge filled with the medicament, a dose tracker selectively operably engageable with the piston rod, wherein the dose tracker is longitudinally displaceable relative to the housing from an initial position in a proximal direction towards at least a first activation position for setting of the dose and wherein the dose tracker is longitudinally displaceable relative to the housing in a distal direction from the at least first activation position towards the initial position for dispensing of the dose, a spring to urge the dose tracker in the proximal direction relative to the housing, an interlock to lock the dose tracker in the initial position relative to the housing, and a release member to release the interlock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Michael Schabbach, Julian Kersting
  • Patent number: 11752263
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mixing and/or reconstituting drugs are presented. A system may include an injection device, a vial, a needle, and a base station. The device has a chamber containing a first material. The vial has a chamber containing a second material. A drive unit of the base station moves the vial and/or the housing of the device relative to each other into an activated position. In the activated position, the needle is fluidly connected with the vial's chamber, and the drive unit is connected to a driver that moves the plunger in the axial direction of the device such that during fluid connection of the needle with the vial's chamber the first material is expelled from the device's chamber into the vial's chamber or the second material is expelled from the vial's chamber into the device's chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Charlotte Emma Harvey, Congyi Huang, Timothy Charles Frearson, Alexander David Norman, Andrew Robert Potter, Gary Stacey
  • Publication number: 20230256170
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing, a reservoir for medicament disposed in the housing and a dispensing member. The dispensing member is moveable relative to the housing from a first position to a second position to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The medicament delivery device further comprises first and second biasing members. The first biasing member is configured to urge the dispensing member from the first position to an intermediate position. The second biasing member is configured to urge the dispensing member from the intermediate position to the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2023
    Publication date: August 17, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 11666705
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing, a reservoir for medicament disposed in the housing and a dispensing member. The dispensing member is moveable relative to the housing from a first position to a second position to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The medicament delivery device further comprises first and second biasing members. The first biasing member is configured to urge the dispensing member from the first position to an intermediate position. The second biasing member is configured to urge the dispensing member from the intermediate position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 11642468
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medicament injection devices. An injection device includes: a movable dosage programming component comprising a rotary encoder system having a predefined angular periodicity, a sensor arrangement including a first optical sensor configured to detect movement of the movable dosage programming component relative to the sensor arrangement during dosing of a medicament, wherein the first optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a first frequency, a second optical sensor configured to detect movement of the rotary encoder system relative to the second optical sensor wherein the second optical sensor is configured to operate in a strobe-sampling mode at a second frequency lower than the first frequency, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on the detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Anthony Paul Morris, Ronald Antony Smith, Brian Charles Molyneux, Paul Richard Draper, Craig Ashley Mason, Oliver Charles Gazeley, Daniel Edward Clark, David Aubrey Plumptre, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Richard James Thomas, Felix Kramer, Beat Wyss, Philipp Muller
  • Publication number: 20230131037
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a needle and a reservoir. The needle is configured to project from a distal end of the housing. The reservoir is disposed in the housing and has a flexible wall. The medicament delivery device further comprises a dispensing member and a biasing member. The dispensing member is disposed in the housing and the biasing member is configured to bias the dispensing member to move in an arcuate path relative to the housing such that the dispensing member moves across the flexible wall of the reservoir to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Publication number: 20230073649
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises an attachment assembly for attaching the data collection device to a dose setting dial of a medicament administration device and a sensor configured to detected an identifier provided on a surface of an internal component of the medicament administration device, the sensor comprising an ultrasound sensor configured to detect a geometric identifier formed on the surface of the internal component of the medicament administration device. A system comprises the data collection device and the medicament administration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Publication date: March 9, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Michael Schabbach
  • Patent number: 11596744
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge filled with a liquid substance. In a further aspect the disclosure relates to a drug delivery device equipped with such a sensor, wherein the sensor includes a planar flexible foil having a first section and having a second section separated from the first section, at least one measurement electrode located on the flexible foil, wherein the flexible foil is wrappable into a wrapped configuration in which the foil forms at least a first wrap with an inner diameter that is equal to or larger than an outer diameter of the cartridge, wherein in the wrapped configuration the first section and the second section at least partially overlap, at least one fastener located in one of the first and second section and configured to attach to the other one of the first and second sections for keeping the flexible foil in the wrapped configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Publication number: 20230039879
    Abstract: A stopper is disclosed herein. The stopper is configured to be disposed within a medical cartridge. The stopper includes a shell defining a cavity, a core arranged within the cavity, and at least one electronic device embedded within the core, wherein the at least one electronic device includes a sensor and wherein the shell is configured to pass a sensing signal therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Alexander Allerdings, Christoph Dette, Martin Otten, Christian Pommereau, Dietmar Hammen, Paul Edward Jansen, Ulrich Brueggemann