Patents by Inventor Simon Scheurer

Simon Scheurer 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: 20210393885
    Abstract: A dosing system for an injection device for dispensing a dose of a product includes a housing having a longitudinal axis, a dose-setting element, a holding element and a coupling sleeve for driving a driving device for dispensing the dose. The dose-setting element, holding element, and coupling sleeve may be accommodated in the housing. To set and correct the dose, the dose-setting element and the coupling sleeve move in the direction of the longitudinal axis relative to the housing, and the coupling sleeve may be held the holding element rotationally fixed by relative to the housing. To dispense the dose, the coupling sleeve may rotate relative to the housing, the dosing system including a guide in the housing, in which guide the holding element may be displaced in the direction of the longitudinal axis relative to the housing and be guided in a rotationally fixed manner relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Scheurer, Patrick Hostettler, Jürg Hirschel
  • Patent number: 11154654
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism for a medication delivery device includes a first part axially fixed relative to a housing and rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the first part, the first part having a gearing engagement to a second part arranged along the longitudinal axis, the gearing engagement having a first frictional resistance. The second part axially moveable along the longitudinal axis, and directly or indirectly in a friction fit engagement with the housing, which has a second frictional resistance. The first frictional resistance being below the second frictional resistance such that a rotation of the first part in a first direction axially longitudinally moves the second part away from the first part and a rotation in a second direction, opposite to the first rotation direction, reduces the axial distance between the first and second part and/or axially moves the second part into coupling abutment with the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Jürg Hirschel, Patrick Hostettler, Thomas Buri, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20210146059
    Abstract: Dosing device for an administration device with a limiting mechanism containing: a dosing sleeve with a first stop and a stop wheel with a second stop means adapted to continually and proportionally follow a movement of the dosing sleeve during dosing movements. During an ejection movement, there is no relative movement between dosing sleeve and stop wheel. The first stop and the second stop each describe a path curve by their movements such that the two path curves intersect in one point and the stops contact one another and tilt the stop wheel, thereby blocking the dosing movement of the dosing sleeve. The stop wheel comprises first and third sloped surfaces that may form first and second gear guidances with a clutch thereby returning the stop wheel to a non-tilted position during up or down dosing movements when the stops do not contact another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2021
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Scheurer, Jürg Hirschel, Andres Mellenberger, Christian Schrul
  • Publication number: 20210138151
    Abstract: A needle insertion and retraction mechanism for a medication delivery device includes a housing and a needle carrier holding a needle guided by the housing and moved along a needle axis. A first spring member is adapted to move the carrier in an insertion direction. A second spring member is adapted to retract the carrier in a retraction direction, opposite the insertion direction. A control element, linearly guided by the housing, moves transversely to the needle axis from a starting position, via a needle insertion release position, to a needle retraction release position. When the control element is in its starting position, the control element is coupled to the carrier to prevent the carrier from moving in the insertion direction. When the control element is in the release position, the control element is decoupled from the carrier and the first spring member drives the carrier in the needle insertion direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Scheurer, Christian Schrul, Stefan Burren, Mario Bernhard, Jürg Hirschel
  • Publication number: 20210001048
    Abstract: An assembly for an injection or infusion device includes i) a cartridge being closed by a septum and the surface of the septum being sterile and covered by a first continuous flexible strip, and ii) a fluid path unit comprising a cartridge holder and a fluid path compartment comprising a needle in an interior, the needle is configured to penetrate the septum of the cartridge through a passage in the fluid path compartment. The passage is closed by a second continuous flexible strip keeping the interior of the fluid path compartment in a sterile condition. The cartridge is inserted into the cartridge holder aligning the septum with the passage and sandwiching both strips between the septum and the fluid path compartment. Both strips may be simultaneously removable from the cartridge and fluid path compartment thereby, establishing a sterile connection between the septum and the interior of the fluid path compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christian Schrul, Stefan Burren, Mario Bernhard, Bernhard Bigler, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20200405952
    Abstract: A patch delivery device includes a bottom housing part, a delivery element for subcutaneous delivery of a liquid to a patient, an adhesive patch for attaching the bottom housing part to the skin of the patient, a capacitive sensor with an electrode configuration including a plurality of skin contact sensitive electrodes, and a release liner covering a patient-side adhesive layer of the adhesive patch prior to adhering to the patient's skin. The release liner includes an electrically conductive area extending over at least a portion of the electrode configuration of the capacitive sensor before being removed from the adhesive patch. Providing the release liner with a conductive area gives rise to a discernible change in capacitive response of the sensor electrodes upon release liner removal that enables sensing a removal of a release liner covering a patient-side adhesive layer prior to attachment to the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Bernhard Rytz, Simon Scheurer, Krista Kappeler
  • Patent number: 10525211
    Abstract: An infusion pump device and method for filling a fluidic system of the infusion pump with liquid medicament prior to infusion operation is presented. A control unit causes the infusion pump to: (a) bring a pump to an initial state; (b) switch a valve to a first state connecting a secondary reservoir to a first conduit and a primary reservoir; (c) retrieve medicament from the primary reservoir; (d) switch the valve to a second state connecting the secondary reservoir to a second downstream conduit; (e) expel the secondary reservoir contents into the second downstream conduit; (f) switch the valve to the first state; (g) retrieve the primary reservoir medicament; (h) switch the valve to the second state; and (i) expel the secondary reservoir contents into the second downstream conduit by shifting a piston to the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Geipel, Joerg Dogwiler, Ulrich Haueter, Simon Scheurer, Rudolf Zihlmann, David Teutsch, Florian Kuehni, Reto Schaltegger
  • Patent number: 10463791
    Abstract: At least one hand-held injection device for the metered injection of a liquid drug into a person's tissue is disclosed. The exemplary injection device comprises an elongated drug reservoir having a longitudinal reservoir axis (A), an elongated dosing unit having a dosing unit inlet, a dosing unit outlet, and a metering cavity, the dosing unit having a longitudinal dosing unit axis (A?), the elongated drug reservoir being fluidically coupled to the dosing unit inlet. The dosing unit and the drug reservoir are arranged such that the longitudinal dosing unit axis (A?) is in parallel alignment with the reservoir axis (A). The dosing unit structured to allow the flow of the liquid drug from the drug reservoir into the metering cavity via the dosing unit inlet, thus charging the metering cavity, and to subsequently discharge the metering cavity by dosing drug out of the metering cavity into the dosing unit outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Shergold, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20190240417
    Abstract: A segmented piston rod for an injection device includes multiple segments joined together via a hinge located on one side of each segment. The piston rod can be bent in one direction by articulating subsequent hinges while an axial force can be transmitted by the segmented piston rod to the stopper when the subsequent hinges are closed and the segments abut each other opposite to the one side of the hinge. The segmented piston rod is secured against rotation relative to the housing around the longitudinal axis of the segmented piston rod. The segmented piston rod has a last element which abuts the stopper in the reservoir and a first segment which is opposite to the last segment. The first segment is includes an internal thread matching an external thread of a drive sleeve and rotation of the drive sleeve advances the piston rod towards the stopper of the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Patrick Hostettler, Jürg Hirschel, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20190117880
    Abstract: A coupling mechanism for a medication delivery device includes a first part axially fixed relative to a housing and rotatable around a longitudinal axis of the first part, the first part having a gearing engagement to a second part arranged along the longitudinal axis, the gearing engagement having a first frictional resistance. The second part axially moveable along the longitudinal axis, and directly or indirectly in a friction fit engagement with the housing, which has a second frictional resistance. The first frictional resistance being below the second frictional resistance such that a rotation of the first part in a first direction axially longitudinally moves the second part away from the first part and a rotation in a second direction, opposite to the first rotation direction, reduces the axial distance between the first and second part and/or axially moves the second part into coupling abutment with the first part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Jürg Hirschel, Patrick Hostettler, Thomas Buri, Simon Scheurer
  • Patent number: 9662453
    Abstract: At least one dosing unit for an infusion pump is disclosed having a piston pump with a pump cylinder, a plunger arranged within said cylinder, and a plunger driving part provided for transmitting rotational torque from a driving unit to the plunger without itself being linearly displaced. The cylinder, the plunger and the plunger coupling element are coaxially arranged along a longitudinal axis and rotatable around said axis in regard to static parts of the dosing unit. The plunger and cylinder each having threads which engage with each other in such a way that a rotational movement of the plunger around the longitudinal axis results in a linear displacement of the plunger along the longitudinal axis. The dosing unit also having first coupling parts associated with the cylinder and second coupling parts associated with the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: David Teutsch, Martin Wyss, Ulrich Haueter, Simon Scheurer
  • Patent number: 9446193
    Abstract: A dosing unit for an ambulatory infusion pump device is presented. The dosing unit comprises a cylinder pump with a cylinder and a piston arranged in the cylinder. The piston has a shaft with a first threaded segment interacting with a threaded portion of the cylinder and can be displaced along a longitudinal axis of the cylinder by rotating the piston in regard to the cylinder around the axis. Furthermore, the piston allows for the relative or absolute determination of the longitudinal and/or rotational displacement of the piston in regard to the cylinder. In one embodiment, the piston shaft comprises a second segment provided with optically detectable markings that allow the monitoring of the longitudinal and/or rotational displacement of the piston in regard to the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Andreas Geipel, Joerg Dogwiler, Ulrich Haueter, Simon Scheurer, Rudolf Zihlmann, David Teutsch, Florian Kuehni, Reto Schaltegger
  • Patent number: 9427519
    Abstract: Infusion systems for pumping fluid into a body of a user, and methods for providing infusion systems, are disclosed. The infusion systems include an infusion pump, wherein the infusion pump comprises an infusion pump housing including a cavity. A fluid storage is removably inserted into the cavity of the infusion pump housing wherein, the fluid storage comprises a cartridge and an adapter connected to the cartridge such that the adapter encases the cartridge, and an infusion set is removably connected to the fluid storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Kraft, Hanspeter Stoller, Simon Scheurer, Christian Thalmann
  • Patent number: 9415173
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a cannula assembly may include a cannula module and an inserter module. In the pre-operational state the cannula is retracted with respect to the skin-contacting surface. In operational state the cannula projects beyond the skin-contacting surface. The inserter module may include an energy store and an activation mechanism. When the energy store is at least partially discharged, the stored potential energy is transformed to kinetic energy that moves the cannula from the pre-operational state to the operational state. The activation mechanism is triggerable from outside the cannula assembly with a trigger device. The activation mechanism prevents the energy store from being discharged before it is triggered by the trigger device, and enables the energy store to be discharged after it is triggered by the trigger device to force the cannula from the pre-operational state into the operational state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Heiner Kaufmann, Simon Scheurer, David Teutsch
  • Patent number: 9402951
    Abstract: An infusion pump device comprising a primary liquid medicament reservoir, a pump with a secondary reservoir to retrieve medicament from the primary reservoir and to subsequently dose the medicament from the secondary reservoir in adjustable volumes (Vdose,i) to a downstream conduit and a control unit to control the operation of the infusion pump device is presented. For metering the volumes (Vdose,i), the control unit causes the infusion pump device to: (a) determine a maximum refill level (VC,max) for the secondary reservoir, based on external parameters, wherein the maximum refill level does not exceed the maximum capacity of the secondary reservoir; (b) fill the secondary reservoir with medicament from the primary reservoir to the maximum refill level (VC,max); (c) meter and convey the medicament volumes to the downstream conduit; (d) if the secondary reservoir becomes empty, refill the secondary reservoir as in step (b) and continue with step (c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Andreas Geipel, Joerg Dogwiler, Ulrich Haueter, Simon Scheurer, Rudolf Zihlmann, David Teutsch, Florian Kuehni, Reto Schaltegger
  • Publication number: 20160121046
    Abstract: An arrangement for introducing a liquid into the body of a patient or for withdrawing a liquid from the body of a patient, including a first structural part carrying a cannula for positioning in the body of the patient, and a second structural part with a connection port for detachably coupling a conduit for supplying or withdrawing a liquid, wherein the first and second structural parts are connected, can be rotated relative to each another and in relative rotational positions form a channel for introducing a liquid from the conduit to the cannula or for withdrawing a liquid from the cannula to the conduit, and whereby movement of the conduit for coupling and uncoupling is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Martin Wyss, Simon Scheurer, Reto Aeschlimann, Christian Thalmann
  • Patent number: 9216250
    Abstract: An arrangement for introducing a liquid into the body of a patient or for withdrawing a liquid from the body of a patient, including a first structural part carrying a cannula for positioning in the body of the patient, and a second structural part with a connection port for detachably coupling a conduit for supplying or withdrawing a liquid, wherein the first and second structural parts are connected, can be rotated relative to each another and in relative rotational positions form a channel for introducing a liquid from the conduit to the cannula or for withdrawing a liquid from the cannula to the conduit, and whereby movement of the conduit for coupling and uncoupling is transverse to the longitudinal axis of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Martin Wyss, Simon Scheurer, Reto Aeschlimann, Christian Thalmann
  • Patent number: 9095659
    Abstract: An insertion head for medical or pharmaceutical applications includes a base having a lower side which can be positioned on organic tissue; an insertion means movably mounted by the base and insertable into the tissue; where the insertion means is movable relative to the base from a protective position in which a free end of the insertion means is short of the lower side of the base, into an insertion position in which the free end protrudes beyond the lower side; a handle which projects from the base and includes a first handle component and a second handle component movable relative to the base and the first handle component; and a coupling that transmits a movement of the second handle component into a movement of the insertion means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Christian Thalmann, Simon Scheurer
  • Patent number: 8979800
    Abstract: An insertion device for infusion sets, comprising a housing for enclosing an infusion set, a drive device for displacing the infusion set for insertion, wherein a portion of the drive device moves in an insertion direction, the movement being substantially friction-free relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Jürg Liniger, Mark Roethlisberger, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20150065958
    Abstract: At least one dosing unit for an infusion pump is disclosed having a piston pump with a pump cylinder, a plunger arranged within said cylinder, and a plunger driving part provided for transmitting rotational torque from a driving unit to the plunger without itself being linearly displaced. The cylinder, the plunger and the plunger coupling element are coaxially arranged along a longitudinal axis and rotatable around said axis in regard to static parts of the dosing unit. The plunger and cylinder each having threads which engage with each other in such a way that a rotational movement of the plunger around the longitudinal axis results in a linear displacement of the plunger along the longitudinal axis. The dosing unit also having first coupling parts associated with the cylinder and second coupling parts associated with the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostic Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: David Teutsch, Martin Wyss, Ulrich Haueter, Simon Scheurer