Patents by Inventor Steffen Raab

Steffen Raab 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: 10434757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a drug delivery device body comprising the following steps: At first a first part of the drug delivery device body wherein the surface of the first part of the drug delivery device body consists of at least one selected area and at least one non selected area is provided. The selected area of the drug delivery device body is a part of the contact area of the first part and a second part of the drug delivery device body to be fixed to the first part of the drug delivery device body. Subsequently a layer of an adhesive is deposited on the surface of the first part; means for deposition of the adhesive only in the selected area are provided. The first part with the layer of adhesive and the second part are joined so that the layer of the adhesive is only arranged in the contact area of the first and the second part of the drug delivery device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach, Udo Stauder
  • Patent number: 10408606
    Abstract: An inspection system for measuring an object is provided. The inspection system includes an entryway sized to receive the object. At least two non-contact coordinate measurement devices are positioned with a field of view being at least partially within or adjacent to the entryway, each of the at least two non-contact coordinate measurement devices being operable to measure 3D coordinates for a plurality of points on the object as one of the object or the entryway move from a first position to a final position. A pose measurement device is operable to determine the six-degree of freedom (6DOF) pose of the object. One or more processors are provided that register the 3D coordinates for the plurality of points from each of the at least two non-contact coordinate measurement devices based at least in part on the 6DOF pose of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: FARO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Raab, Bernd-Dietmar Becker, Rolf Heidemann, Steffen Kappes, João Santos, Oliver Zweigle, Aleksej Frank
  • Patent number: 10398845
    Abstract: A mechanism in the body is used to drive a piston rod and comprises means for guiding the movement of the piston rod relatively to the body while delivering the drug. Further means are provided for releasing the piston rod from the means for guiding the movement, thus enabling a reset of the piston rod to a start position, especially after the receptacle has been emptied and is to be refilled. The device is constructed in such a manner that a reset of the piston rod is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Volker Korger, Uwe Dasbach, Steffen Raab
  • Publication number: 20190262548
    Abstract: A medication delivery device and/or dosing mechanisms suitable for use in medication delivery devices, in particular in pent-type injectors, preferably having a dose setting system and a drive device enabling the administration of a medicinal product from a single- or multi-dose medication cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab, Dominic George Webber, James Roberts Howarth, Tevor John Beckett, Geoffrey Philip Gray, John David Cross
  • Patent number: 10376646
    Abstract: A cartridge holder (4) for retaining a cartridge (5) comprising a distal end and a proximal end being spaced apart from one another in the direction of an axis, an interior (50) which is suitable to receive and retain a cartridge (5) in a cartridge retaining section (47B) of the interior (50), and a main part (47) and at least one protrusion (39) which is moveably connected to the main part (47). The protrusion (39) is arranged to define the radial extension of a subsection (10) of the interior (50), wherein the subsection (10) is arranged at an axial position which is further away from the distal end than the cartridge retaining section (47B). Furthermore, the protrusion (39) is arranged to vary the radial extension of the subsection (10) when the protrusion (39) is moved with respect to the main part (47). Moreover, a method for securing a cartridge (5) in a cartridge holder (4) is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach
  • Patent number: 10286150
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device (6) comprising a dose button (1). Furthermore it relates to a method for manufacturing a dose button (1) by using a cutting-off process. The aim of the present invention is to minimize the risk of using a drug delivery device (6) containing a wrong drug. By means of tactile features, a drug delivery device (6) is distinguishable from another drug delivery device (6) containing another type of drug. This tactile feature is manufactured by using a dose button (1) out of metal which is milled or lathed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab, Udo Stauder, Richard James Vincent Avery, Christopher Nigel Langley, James Alexander Senior, James Alexander Davies
  • Patent number: 10286158
    Abstract: A medication delivery device and/or dosing mechanisms suitable for use in medication delivery devices, in particular in pen-type injectors, preferably having a dose setting system and a drive device enabling the administration of a medicinal product from a single- or multi-dose medication cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab, Dominic George Webber, James Roberts Howarth, Trevor John Beckett, Geoffrey Philip Gray, John David Cross
  • Patent number: 10232119
    Abstract: A drive mechanism for a medication delivery device is presented having a housing, a rotation member that rotates in a first direction with respect to the housing during setting of a dose of a medication and rotates in a second direction with respect to the housing during delivery of the dose, the second direction being opposite to the first direction. The device also has a piston rod that is displaced in a distal direction with respect to the housing for delivering the dose, a drive member which follows rotational movement of the rotation member in the second direction during delivery of the dose, and a stop member which prevents rotational movement of the drive member with respect to the housing in the first direction during setting of the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Steffen Raab, Ulrich Bruggemann
  • Publication number: 20190046740
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device comprising a case adapted to hold a container with a medicament and having a needle, a needle sleeve telescopically coupled to the case and having a first extended position relative to the case in which the needle is covered, a retracted position relative to the case in which the needle is exposed, and a second extended position relative to the case in which the needle is covered, a first indicia disposed on the needle sleeve which is visible in the first extended position and the second extended position, and a second indicia disposed on the needle sleeve and not visible in the first extended position and visible the second extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Steffen Raab, Kerstine Hemmann, Michael Caspers, Katja Hoerhold, Daniel Kerkow
  • Patent number: 10173017
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device (100, 200) comprising a case (105, 205) adapted to hold a container with a medicament and having a needle (300), a needle sleeve (120, 220) telescopically coupled to the case (105, 205) and having a first extended position relative to the case (105, 205) in which the needle (300) is covered, a retracted position relative to the case (105, 205) in which the needle (300) is exposed, and a second extended position relative to the case (105, 205) in which the needle is covered, a first indicia (125, 225) disposed on the needle sleeve (120, 220) which is visible in the first extended position and the second extended position, and a second indicia (130, 230) disposed on the needle sleeve (120, 220) and not visible in the first extended position and visible the second extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Steffen Raab, Kerstine Hemmann, Michael Caspers, Katja Hoerhold, Daniel Kerkow
  • Publication number: 20180236175
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device (1) comprises a housing (5), a rotation member (15), a drive member (16) and at least one correction member (7). The rotation member (15) is adapted to be rotated with respect to the housing (5) in a first rotational direction for delivering a dose of a drug (11). The drive member (16) is coupleable to the rotation member (15) for delivering the dose. In a delivery mode, the drive member (16) and the rotation member (15) are coupled such that the drive member (16) follows rotational movement of the rotation member (15) in the first rotational direction due to mechanical interaction of the rotation member (15) and the drive member (16). In a correction mode, the rotation member (15) and the drive member (16) are decoupled such that the rotation member (15) is rotatable in the first rotational direction with respect to the drive member (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: Philippe Bertrand Nzike, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach, Uwe Boeser, Ulrich Bruggemann
  • Publication number: 20180177948
    Abstract: A drive mechanism for a medication delivery device is presented having a housing, a rotation member that rotates in a first direction with respect to the housing during setting of a dose of a medication and rotates in a second direction with respect to the housing during delivery of the dose, the second direction being opposite to the first direction. The device also has a piston rod that is displaced in a distal direction with respect to the housing for delivering the dose, a drive member which follows rotational movement of the rotation member in the second direction during delivery of the dose, and a stop member which prevents rotational movement of the drive member with respect to the housing in the first direction during setting of the dose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Steffen Raab, Ulrich Bruggemann
  • Patent number: 9993598
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display arrangement for a drug delivery device, comprising: a first display member comprising numerous surface portions having at least two different but interrelated appearances and being alternately arranged along a first direction, and a second display member comprising a light modulating structure to modulate visible light emanating from the first display member, wherein first and second display members are movably disposed relative to each other along the first direction to simultaneously reveal and/or to conceal at least two surface portions of interrelated appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Raab, Ivana Berger, Sandra Brose
  • Patent number: 9974906
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a housing, a rotation member, a drive member and at least one correction member. The rotation member is adapted to be rotated with respect to the housing in a first rotational direction for delivering a dose of a drug. The drive member is coupleable to the rotation member for delivering the dose. In a delivery mode, the drive member and the rotation member are coupled such that the drive member follows rotational movement of the rotation member in the first rotational direction due to mechanical interaction of the rotation member and the drive member. In a correction mode, the rotation member and the drive member are decoupled such that the rotation member is rotatable in the first rotational direction with respect to the drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Bertrand Nzike, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach, Uwe Boeser, Ulrich Bruggemann
  • Patent number: 9907914
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device includes a guide track and a spring member. A first section of the guide track defines an angular start position for a guide feature of the dose member and a second section of the guide track defines an axial stop position for the guide feature. When the dose member is rotated in a dose setting direction, the guide feature is angularly displaced from the angular start position towards a connection region of the guide track, the spring member is torsionally biased by the spring member towards the angular start position. When the guide feature passes the connection region, the guide feature enters the second section and is axially displaced towards the axial stop position in which reduction of the torsional bias is prevented by mechanical cooperation of the guide feature and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Steffen Raab, Sandra Arnhold
  • Publication number: 20180056008
    Abstract: A mechanism in the body is used to drive a piston rod and comprises means for guiding the movement of the piston rod relatively to the body while delivering the drug. Further means are provided for releasing the piston rod from the means for guiding the movement, thus enabling a reset of the piston rod to a start position, especially after the receptacle has been emptied and is to be refilled. The device is constructed in such a manner that a reset of the piston rod is facilitated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Volker Korger, Uwe Dasbach, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: 9867945
    Abstract: A cartridge holder for retaining a cartridge comprising a distal end and a proximal end being spaced apart from one another in the direction of an axis, an interior which is suitable to receive and retain a cartridge in a cartridge retaining section of the interior, and a main part and at least one protrusion which is moveably connected to the main part. The protrusion is arranged to define the radial extension of a subsection of the interior, wherein the subsection is arranged at an axial position which is further away from the distal end than the cartridge retaining section. Furthermore, the protrusion is arranged to vary the radial extension of the subsection when the protrusion is moved with respect to the main part. Moreover, a method for securing a cartridge in a cartridge holder is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Philippe Nzike, Steffen Raab, Uwe Dasbach, Brice Ulrich Tchouadje, Kevin Igor Youmbi Ngatchou
  • Patent number: 9839751
    Abstract: A mechanism in the body is used to drive a piston rod and comprises means for guiding the movement of the piston rod relatively to the body while delivering the drug. Further means are provided for releasing the piston rod from the means for guiding the movement, thus enabling a reset of the piston rod to a start position, especially after the receptacle has been emptied and is to be refilled. The device is constructed in such a manner that a reset of the piston rod is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Volker Korger, Uwe Dasbach, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: D850613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel Kern, Udo Stauder, Marc Holtwick, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: RE47614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drug delivery device and a and method of manufacturing a drug delivery device with a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a cartridge adapted to accommodate a drug, a cartridge retaining member adapted to retain the cartridge, the cartridge retaining member being secured to the housing, and a spring washer being arranged within the housing so as to exerting a force on the cartridge and securing the cartridge against movement with respect to the cartridge retaining member and against movement with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab