Patents by Inventor Rudolf Zihlmann

Rudolf Zihlmann 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: 20090012492
    Abstract: A system for removing or transferring a pharmaceutical product from a reservoir including an ampoule with a moveable piston therein and an adaptor which includes, generally along a longitudinal axis, a reservoir connector and an ampoule connector for coupling to the ampoule, wherein the ampoule connector includes at least one locking mechanism which, in a side wall, includes a resilient element generally corresponding to a portion of the side wall which extends along the periphery thereof and, at opposing ends, merges with the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Publication number: 20080287886
    Abstract: A system for removing or tranferring a pharmaceutical product from a reservoir including an ampoule with a moveable piston therein and an adaptor which includes, generally along a longitudinal axis, a reservoir connector and an ampoule connector for coupling to the ampoule, wherein the ampoule connector includes at least one locking mechanism which, in a side wall, includes a resilient element generally corresponding to a portion of the side wall which extends along the periphery thereof and, at opposing ends, merges with the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Applicant: Disetronic Licensing AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Publication number: 20080286575
    Abstract: A multi-layered plastic body for containing, storing or conducting a medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or other product, the plastic body including a first layer made of a stress fracture resistant plastic material, and at least a second layer adjacent to the first layer and made of a plastic material exhibiting a lower resistance to stress fractures than the first plastic material. The invention encompasses a suitable method of making the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Patent number: 7435246
    Abstract: A system for removing or transferring a pharmaceutical product from a reservoir including an ampoule with a moveable piston therein and an adaptor which includes, generally along a longitudinal axis, a reservoir connector and an ampoule connector for coupling to the ampoule, wherein the ampoule connector includes at least one locking mechanism which, in a side wall, includes a resilient element generally corresponding to a portion of the side wall which extends along the periphery thereof and, at opposing ends, merges with the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Disetronic Licensing AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Patent number: 7374802
    Abstract: A multi-layered plastic body for containing, storing or conducting a medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or other product, the plastic body including a first layer made of a stress fracture resistant plastic material, and at least a second layer adjacent to the first layer and made of a plastic material exhibiting a lower resistance to stress fractures than the first plastic material. The invention encompasses a suitable method of making the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Disetronic Licensing AG
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Patent number: 7303544
    Abstract: A catheter head for medical and pharmaceutical applications, including a base body which may be positioned on organic tissue and a connecting body, serving as fluid connector for the base body, which has a fluid channel to form the fluid connection. The base body and the connecting body are detachably connected to each other and the base body includes: a) a housing b) a cannula, extending from the housing for introduction into the tissue, c) a seal element, retained by the housing, which has a connector face on which or by means of which the fluid channel of the connecting body may be hydraulically connected to the cannula, and d) a closing element, mounted on the housing which may be displaced relative to the sealing element and seals the sealing face of the sealing element in a closed position and opens the connecting body for the fluid channel in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Disetronic Licensing AG
    Inventors: Markus B├╝tikofer, Rudolf Zihlmann, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20070191764
    Abstract: A system for removing or tranferring a pharmaceutical product from a reservoir including an ampoule with a moveable piston therein and an adaptor which includes, generally along a longitudinal axis, a reservoir connector and an ampoule connector for coupling to the ampoule, wherein the ampoule connector includes at least one locking mechanism which, in a side wall, includes a resilient element generally corresponding to a portion of the side wall which extends along the periphery thereof and, at opposing ends, merges with the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Publication number: 20070123820
    Abstract: A container for storing a product to be injected, e.g., a therapeutic or diagnostic liquid, wherein the container includes a container body and a piston body arranged in the container body in a sliding manner, the piston body moveable between a rear end position that determines a maximum filling of the container and a front end position to dispense the product, and wherein the container has a maximum opening ratio H/L of approximately 1.25 to 1.0, H corresponding to the maximum height of the container body and L corresponding to the maximum distance between the lateral wall or walls of the container body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Publication date: May 31, 2007
    Inventors: Simone Gafner-Geiser, Rudolf Zihlmann, Hanspeter Heiniger
  • Publication number: 20060015063
    Abstract: A catheter head for medical and pharmaceutical applications, including a base body which may be positioned on organic tissue and a connecting body, serving as fluid connector for the base body, which has a fluid channel to form the fluid connection. The base body and the connecting body are detachably connected to each other and the base body includes: a) a housing b) a cannula, extending from the housing for introduction into the tissue, c) a seal element, retained by the housing, which has a connector face on which or by means of which the fluid channel of the connecting body may be hydraulically connected to the cannula, and d) a closing element, mounted on the housing which may be displaced relative to the sealing element and seals the sealing face of the sealing element in a closed position and opens the connecting body for the fluid channel in an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Markus B├╝tikofer, Rudolf Zihlmann, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20040241364
    Abstract: A multi-layered plastic body for containing, storing or conducting a medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic or other product, the plastic body including a first layer made of a stress fracture resistant plastic material, and at least a second layer adjacent to the first layer and made of a plastic material exhibiting a lower resistance to stress fractures than the first plastic material. The invention encompasses a suitable method of making the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Rudolf Zihlmann
  • Publication number: 20040158207
    Abstract: A device for inserting a cannula into tissue, including a cannula, a protective element which can accommodate said cannula, an operating element for moving the cannula out of the protective element, and a holder fixedly connected to the cannula. The invention encompasses a system for connecting a liquid supply to the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2003
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Inventors: Marcel Hunn, Jurg Liniger, Patrik Denoth, Marc Oesch, Markus Butikofer, Rudolf Zihlmann, Simon Scheurer