Patents by Inventor Reinhold Reiter

Reinhold Reiter 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: 20200306416
    Abstract: A tube connection part adapted to accommodate a flexible tube made from a material comprising polyvinyl chloride, wherein said tube connection part comprises a sleeve adapted to form an overlapping region between said tube connection part and said tube, wherein an adhesion promoting agent is deposited on at least a subsection of a surface of said sleeve, characterized in that the adhesion promoting agent comprises a styrene-butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: October 1, 2020
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Martin Lauer, Reinhold Reiter, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20190336672
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical fluid-conducting cassette for a medical fluid treatment that includes a hard body defining channels for guiding fluids through the cassette; a first film section arranged to cover parts of the hard body against an exterior of the cassette; at least one connection point configured to connect at least one of the channels with an exterior of the cassette in a fluid communication; and at least one covering device attached to the hard body and arranged so as to cover the connection point in a releasable or removable manner. In some embodiments, the covering device is a second film section made from the same material as the first film section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Edoardo PATRINI
  • Patent number: 10279158
    Abstract: A disposable connector suitable for engagement on a substitution port of a hemofiltration machine includes a main body defining a duct, and a pliable element that engages an end of the main body. The pliable element includes a membrane occluding the duct and performing a valve function, and a seal portion radially expanding outward of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Andrea Vaiano
  • Patent number: 10226565
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double connector for a tubular insert intended to connect an extra-corporeal circuit to a peristaltic pump. The double connector comprises: a first channel with an axis a1, a second channel with an axis a2 not parallel to a1, a pressure chamber arranged along the first channel and suitable for co-operation with a pressure sensor. The pressure chamber is closed, on the opposite side with respect to the second channel, by a membrane which extends mainly in a plane ? substantially parallel to both the axes a1 and a2. Moreover, a straight line r, passing through both axes a1 and a2 and perpendicular thereto, crosses the membrane. The invention also relates to a tubular insert comprising the double connector and an extra-corporeal circuit comprising the tubular insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter, Wolfgang Wehmeyer
  • Patent number: 10195335
    Abstract: A chamber is provided for a blood treatment system and has at least one space defined by a chamber wall, at least one blood inlet, and at least one inlet for a further fluid, which are connected with the space. Both the at least one blood inlet and the at least one inlet for the further fluid are formed on tube sections that protrude into the space of the chamber. In the operating condition of the chamber the space of the chamber is at least partly filled with blood or with a mixture of blood and either the further fluid or some other fluid. At least one, or preferably both, of the tube sections have a length such that the blood inlet and/or the inlet for the further fluid are located below the blood or fluid level in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Paolo Stabilini
  • Patent number: 10022482
    Abstract: A device to promote heat exchange to/from a medical liquid includes an inlet, an outlet, and a duct adapted to contain a flow of the medical liquid. The duct is enclosed between two walls, has a planar development defining a mean plane ?, and has means for promoting turbulence in the flow of the medical liquid. At least one wall of the duct is suitable to allow a heat exchange with the flow of the medical liquid. The means for promoting turbulence has a plurality of fins, and each fin has a lenticular cross section and defines its own mean plane ?n substantially perpendicular to plane ?. A disposable cassette for use in a PD/APD treatment has a polymeric structure defining a first part, suitable for pumping and distributing the medical liquid, and a second part having the device to promote heat exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SIS-TER S.P.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter
  • Publication number: 20180177934
    Abstract: A chamber is provided for a blood treatment system and has at least one space defined by a chamber wall, at least one blood inlet, and at least one inlet for a further fluid, which are connected with the space. Both the at least one blood inlet and the at least one inlet for the further fluid are formed on tube sections that protrude into the space of the chamber. In the operating condition of the chamber the space of the chamber is at least partly filled with blood or with a mixture of blood and either the further fluid or some other fluid. At least one, or preferably both, of the tube sections have a length such that the blood inlet and/or the inlet for the further fluid are located below the blood or fluid level in the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Paolo Stabilini
  • Patent number: 9931455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a chamber for a blood treatment system with at least one space defined by a chamber wall and with at least one blood inlet and with at least one inlet for a further fluid, which are connected with the space, wherein both the at least one blood inlet and the at least one inlet for the further fluid are formed on tube sections which protrude into the space of the chamber, wherein in the operating condition of the chamber the space of the chamber is at least partly filled with blood or with a mixture of blood and the further fluid or some other fluid and wherein at least one, preferably both or a plurality of the tube sections have a length such that the blood inlet and/or the inlet for the further fluid are located below the blood or fluid level in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Paolo Stabilini
  • Patent number: 9849227
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an organizer for releasably accommodating components of blood tube sets for different extracorporeal blood treatment options, in particular for dialysis methods, by means of a blood treatment apparatus, as well as methods for manufacturing and preparing an organizer of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: J├╝rgen Klewinghaus, Michael Herrenbauer, Christine Nachbaur-Sturm, Giovanni Di Rienzo, Reinhold Reiter
  • Patent number: 9839737
    Abstract: A tubing set suitable for use in co-operation with a hemodialysis machine includes an out-tube for supplying the blood from the patient to a filter of the machine, an in-tube for supplying the blood from the filter back to the patient, a drip chamber placed along one of the tubes, adapted to let the blood drip through an air buffer, and a vial gate for the connection of vials containing drugs to be delivered into the blood. The vial gate includes a delivery lumen, suitable for delivering the drug from the vial to the drip chamber, and a vent lumen, suitable for providing air inside the vial in order to replace the delivered drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni, Johannes Bartholomaeus, Gerhard Wiesen
  • Publication number: 20160271383
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a disposable connector 20 suitable for engagement on the substitution post 180 of a hemo filtration machine 18. The connector 20 comprises: a rigid main body 22 defining a duct 220 ; and a soft element 24 fitted on an end of the main body 22. In the connector 20 according to the invention, the soft element 24 comprises a membrane 240 occluding the duct 220 and performing a valve function; and a seal portion 242 radially expanding outward of the duct 220.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Reinhold REITER, Massimo FINI, Andrea VAIANO
  • Patent number: 9435706
    Abstract: A membrane for a pressure dome is configured to cooperate with a pressure sensor, and includes a resilient circular wall and a circular rim. The resilient circular wall is configured to close one side of the pressure dome so as to define a partition between the inside of the pressure dome and the outside. The circular rim is configured to be housed in a main body of the pressure dome. The membrane is configured such that the resilient circular wall, when there is no difference between the pressures acting respectively on the inner surface and on the outer surface, has an outwardly convex form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter, Luca Donarini
  • Patent number: 9352139
    Abstract: A disposable connector suitable for engagement on the substitution port of a hemofiltration machine includes a rigid main body defining a duct, and a soft element fitted on an end of the main body. The soft element includes a membrane occluding the duct and performing a valve function, and a seal portion radially expanding outward of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhold Reiter, Massimo Fini, Andrea Vaiano
  • Publication number: 20160000988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a double connector for a tubular insert, intended to connect an extra-corporeal circuit to a peristaltic pump. The double connector comprises: a first channel with an axis a1, a second channel with an axis a2 not parallel to a1, a pressure chamber arranged along the first channel and suitable for co-operation with a pressure sensor. The pressure chamber is closed, on the opposite side with respect to the second channel, by a membrane which extends mainly in a plane n substantially parallel to both the axes a1 and a2. Moreover, a straight line r, passing through both axes a1 and a2 and perpendicular thereto, crosses the membrane. The invention also relates to a tubular insert comprising the double connector and an extra-corporeal circuit comprising the tubular insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Wolfgang WEHMEYER
  • Publication number: 20150338302
    Abstract: A membrane for a pressure dome is configured to cooperate with a pressure sensor, and includes a resilient circular wall and a circular rim. The resilient circular wall is configured to close one side of the pressure dome so as to define a partition between the inside of the pressure dome and the outside. The circular rim is configured to be housed in a main body of the pressure dome. The membrane is configured such that the resilient circular wall, when there is no difference between the pressures acting respectively on the inner surface and on the outer surface, has an outwardly convex form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Massimo FINI, Reinhold REITER, Luca DONARINI
  • Patent number: 9050417
    Abstract: A membrane for a pressure dome is configured to cooperate with a pressure sensor, and includes a resilient circular wall and a circular rim. The resilient circular wall is configured to close one side of the pressure dome so as to define a partition between the inside of the pressure dome and the outside. The circular rim is configured to be housed in a main body of the pressure dome. The membrane is configured such that the resilient circular wall, when there is no difference between the pressures acting respectively on the inner surface and on the outer surface, has an outwardly convex form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter, Luca Donarini
  • Patent number: 9046095
    Abstract: A roller pump includes a stator with a pump bed formed therein, and a rotor for acting on a hose inserted into the pump bed in arcuate form. The ends of the hose are guided out of the pump bed in a crossed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Baumann, Berthold Breitkopf, Elmar Huegel, Herbert Neubauer, Thomas Nuernberger, Jochen Schneider, Gerhard Spengler, Ralf Wamsiedler, Wolfgang Biesel, Christian Busse, Marco Caronna, Joerg Jonas, Reinhold Reiter, Joern Apel, Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 8734138
    Abstract: The invention relates to a roller pump consisting of a stator with a pump bed formed therein and a rotor for acting on a hose inserted into the pump bed in arcuate form. In accordance with the invention, the flow paths associated with the ends of the tube guided out of the pump bed cross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Baumann, Berthold Breitkopf, Elmar Huegel, Herbert Neubauer, Thomas Nuernberger, Jochen Schneider, Gerhard Spengler, Ralf Wamsiedler, Wolfgang Biesel, Christian Busse, Marco Caronna, Joerg Jonas, Reinhold Reiter, Joern Apel, Martin Lauer
  • Publication number: 20140046248
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device designed to promote heat exchange to/from a medical liquid ML. The device comprises an inlet, an outlet and a duct adapted to contain a flow of the medical liquid ML. The duct is enclosed between two walls, has a planar development defining a mean plane ?, and comprises means for promoting turbulence in the flow of the liquid ML. At least one wall of the duct is suitable to allow a heat exchange with the flow of the liquid ML. The means for promoting turbulence comprises a plurality of fins, wherein each fin has a lenticular cross section and defines its own mean plane ?n substantially perpendicular to plane ?. The invention also relates to a disposable cassette for use in a PD/APD treatment, comprising a polymeric structure defining a first part, suitable for pumping and distributing the medical liquid ML, SML, and a second part comprising a device similar to the one described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sis-ter S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter
  • Publication number: 20140037480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a novel type of tubular insert for connecting an extra-corporeal circuit to a peristaltic pump. This tubular insert comprises a loop formed by a tube portion; the loop comprises a curve which extends around an axis X. The tube which forms the curve has an oval cross-section with a major axis M and a minor axis m perpendicular to each other, where the major axis M is longer than the minor axis m. Finally, in the tubular insert according to the invention, the minor axis m of each cross-section of the tube along the curve is parallel to the axis X The invention further relates to a method for producing the tubular insert and to a peristaltic pump suitable for operating with tubular inserts according both to the invention and to the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Sis-ter S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Fini, Reinhold Reiter