Patents by Inventor Ralf Schmitz

Ralf Schmitz 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: 10660521
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical system comprising a control unit and a medical appliance. The medical appliance comprises: a first processor and a monitoring system for measuring an analyte concentration subcutaneously. The control unit comprises a second processor and a second memory with a persistent partition and an application partition containing a medical application and application data comprising a medical data entry. The medical application backs up the application data as archived data in the persistent partition. The first processor is programmed to: record the analyte concentration, generate the medical data entry using the analyte concentration, and transfer the medical data entry to the control unit. The second memory further contains an operating system operable for de-installing the medical application without deleting the archived data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC
    Inventors: Stefan Riebel, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ralf Schmitz, Carsten Mueglitz, Thomas Eissenloeffel
  • Patent number: 10577065
    Abstract: A hand paddle. The hand paddle includes a stem having a handle and a blade, which is attached to the stem on either side of the handle. The handle may be attached for operating gentle, yet strenuous, water sports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Ralf Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10420879
    Abstract: The invention provides for method of operating a medical instrument (100, 200, 400, 500, 600, 700) comprising a battery powered medical appliance (104) and a control unit (102). Both have Bluetooth communication modules. A first memory of the medical appliance contains a onetime password (210) and of a password-authenticated key agreement algorithm (212). The control unit has a second memory (223) with an implementation of the password-authenticated key agreement algorithm (212?). The method comprises entering (300) the onetime password into the data entry interface (140, 221, 504, 604) of the control unit. The method further comprises generating (302) a Bluetooth encryption key (218) by the medical appliance and the control unit with the onetime password by exchanging data across the wireless communication channel by executing the password-authenticated key agreement algorithm. The method further comprises storing (304) the Bluetooth encryption key in the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heck, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ralf Schmitz, Volker Zeuner, Carsten Mueglitz, Thomas Eissenloeffel, Christian-Alexander Luszick
  • Publication number: 20190084660
    Abstract: A sports device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ralf Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10166333
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for generating a monitoring signal by monitoring laboratory values of a patient using a medical app (122). The medical app (122) is executed on a mobile device (102) of the patient, wherein the execution of the medical app (122) on the mobile device (102) of the patient is supervised by a supervising entity or safety module (106, 128), the supervising entity or safety module (106, 128) comprising at least executable program instructions (130). The medical app (122) comprises executable instructions for executing at least one sequence of processes for generating the monitoring signal. The processes comprise safety critical processes. The sequence of processes is triggered by the measurement of the blood glucose level of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Friedli, Carsten Mueglitz, Ralf Schmitz, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Thomas Eissenloeffel
  • Patent number: 10131084
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a method of transferring a molded article from a moveable mold half of a mold into a receptacle of a post-mold tool. The method includes positioning the moveable mold half relative to the post-mold tool to position the molded article thereon closer to the receptacle and retracting the moveable mold half while simultaneously extending a stripping device to eject the molded article from the moveable mold half and to transfer it into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro, Alex Teng, Robin Wade Lovell, Ralf Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20180184905
    Abstract: The invention provides for a medical system comprising a control unit and a medical appliance. The medical appliance comprises: a first processor and a monitoring system for measuring an analyte concentration subcutaneously. The control unit comprises a second processor and a second memory with a persistent partition and an application partition containing a medical application and application data comprising a medical data entry. The medical application backs up the application data as archived data in the persistent partition. The first processor is programmed to: record the analyte concentration, generate the medical data entry using the analyte concentration, and transfer the medical data entry to the control unit. The second memory further contains an operating system operable for de-installing the medical application without deleting the archived data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan Riebel, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ralf Schmitz, Carsten Mueglitz, Thomas Eissenloeffel
  • Publication number: 20170308665
    Abstract: The invention provides for method of operating a medical instrument (100, 200, 400, 500, 600, 700) comprising a battery powered medical appliance (104) and a control unit (102). Both have Bluetooth communication modules. A first memory of the medical appliance contains a onetime password (210) and of a password-authenticated key agreement algorithm (212). The control unit has a second memory (223) with an implementation of the password-authenticated key agreement algorithm (212?). The method comprises entering (300) the onetime password into the data entry interface (140, 221, 504, 604) of the control unit. The method further comprises generating (302) a Bluetooth encryption key (218) by the medical appliance and the control unit with the onetime password by exchanging data across the wireless communication channel by executing the password-authenticated key agreement algorithm. The method further comprises storing (304) the Bluetooth encryption key in the first memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Wolfgang Heck, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ralf Schmitz, Volker Zeuner, Carsten Mueglitz, Thomas Eissenloeffel, Christian-Alexander Luszick
  • Publication number: 20170290980
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method for generating a monitoring signal by monitoring laboratory values of a patient using a medical app (122). The medical app (122) is executed on a mobile device (102) of the patient, wherein the execution of the medical app (122) on the mobile device (102) of the patient is supervised by a supervising entity or safety module (106, 128), the supervising entity or safety module (106, 128) comprising at least executable program instructions (130). The medical app (122) comprises executable instructions for executing at least one sequence of processes for generating the monitoring signal. The processes comprise safety critical processes. The sequence of processes is triggered by the measurement of the blood glucose level of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Kurt Friedli, Carsten Mueglitz, Ralf Schmitz, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Thomas Eissenloeffel
  • Publication number: 20150130113
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, amongst other things, is a method of transferring a molded article from a moveable mold half of a mold into a receptacle of a post-mold tool. The method includes positioning the moveable mold half relative to the post-mold tool to position the molded article thereon closer to the receptacle and retracting the moveable mold half while simultaneously extending a stripping device to eject the molded article from the moveable mold half and to transfer it into the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: John Robert Galt, Bruno Giuseppe Sodaro, Alex Teng, Robin Wade Lovell, Ralf Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140320645
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for detecting and documenting the speeds of a plurality of vehicles in an image document. The plurality of vehicles drive simultaneously through the measurement zone of a radiation-based, multitarget-capable measuring arrangement. Vehicle-specific measurement data are acquired from the measurement results, and measurement data sets are formed from these vehicle-specific measurement data and stored. One of the vehicles driving at a speed above a limiting value causes a camera to be triggered. An image document in which a speed is displayed so as to be assigned to the imaged vehicles is generated from the image data acquired by the camera and from the last stored measurement data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: JENOPTIK Robot GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf SCHMITZ
  • Publication number: 20140068487
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for visualizing correlations between blood glucose data and events are disclosed. The methods and apparatus can include presenting an event analysis window on a display communicatively coupled to one or more processors. The event analysis window can include an event type control positioned within the event analysis window and a graphical window positioned within the event analysis window. A plurality of continuous glucose monitoring traces can be plotted within the graphical window. Bolus icons each indicative of a bolus amount and a bolus time can be presented within the event analysis window. Each of the bolus icons can include a bolus indication object that is aligned with the bolus ordinate axis within the graphical window, a bolus time indication object that is aligned with the time abscissa axis within in the graphical window, and a bolus symbol that is presented outside of the graphical window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bernd Steiger, Ralf Schmitz
  • Patent number: 8383056
    Abstract: A blood glucose test instrument kit having modular component parts capable of being assembled into a plurality of different handheld blood glucose test instruments is disclosed. The kit comprises the combination of an interconnection platform adapted to connect to a collection of interoperable modules. The collection of interoperable modules including: a plurality of different measurement engine modules, at least one user interface module, at least one power supply module. A handheld blood glucose test instrument is assembled by the interconnection to the interconnection platform of at least one measurement engine module, at least one user interface module, and at least one power supply module. The inter-module communication among the modules connected thereto to achieve enhanced glucose test instrument reliability by effecting at least one reliability protocol selected from a group of reliability protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Blaine E. Ramey, Karl Werner, Richard W. Wilson, Christian Niesporek, Ralf Schmitz, Peter Seelig, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ulrich Porsch
  • Publication number: 20120094370
    Abstract: A blood glucose test instrument kit having modular component parts capable of being assembled into a plurality of different handheld blood glucose test instruments is disclosed. The kit comprises the combination of an interconnection platform adapted to connect to a collection of interoperable modules. The collection of interoperable modules including: a plurality of different measurement engine modules, at least one user interface module, at least one power supply module. A handheld blood glucose test instrument is assembled by the interconnection to the interconnection platform of at least one measurement engine module, at least one user interface module, and at least one power supply module. The inter-module communication among the modules connected thereto to achieve enhanced glucose test instrument reliability by effecting at least one reliability protocol selected from a group of reliability protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Blaine E. Ramey, Karl Werner, Richard W. Wilson, Christian Niesporek, Ralf Schmitz, Peter Seelig, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ulrich Porsch
  • Patent number: 8111173
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a first measured data packet M1 of a first vehicle 1 at a first measuring time point tM1 and a first image data packet B1 are generated, and measured data packets MX of additional vehicles X are generated at additional measuring time points tMX, to which measured data packets duplicates of the first image data packet B1 are linked to the extent that the additional measuring time points tMX occur within a predetermined time interval ? after the first measuring time point tM1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: ROBOT Visual Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20090167566
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a first measured data packet M1 of a first vehicle 1 at a first measuring time point tM1 and a first image data packet B1 are generated, and measured data packets MX of additional vehicles X are generated at additional measuring time points tMX, to which measured data packets duplicates of the first image data packet B1 are linked to the extent that the additional measuring time points tMX occur within a predetermined time interval a after the first measuring time point tM1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Ralf Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20060221891
    Abstract: Information is distributed to nodes of a mobile ad hoc network, wherein the nodes dispose of position sensing elements, wherein a predeterminable geographic target area is defined and every information is assigned a pre-determinable lifetime, and wherein an information is distributed during its lifetime to all of the nodes being positioned within the target area and to nodes entering the target area by adding a list of correspondingly neighbored nodes in the target area to the broadcast message by which a node sends the information, and wherein nodes, which receive the message, only re-transmit the message if they have further neighboring nodes in the target area that are not contained in the received list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: October 5, 2006
    Applicant: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ralf Schmitz, Andreas Festag