Patents by Inventor Thomas Klemm

Thomas Klemm 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: 11960070
    Abstract: A method for capturing a relative alignment of a surface (2.1), extending substantially in one plane, of an object (2), in which a focus (f) of a light beam is guided along a scanning path (1). Components of the light beam that are reflected by the surface (2.1) are captured. The scanning path (1) extends substantially parallel to an x-y-plane that extends orthogonally to an optical axis (oA) of a detection objective (5). A relative position and alignment of the surface (2.1) are ascertained on the basis of the reflected components. A normal (N) of the surface (2.1) and the relative alignment thereof are virtually ascertained and/or the focus (F) is moved in the direction of the optical axis (oA) during the scanning of the scanning path (1, 1ax) such that an axial scan trajectory or an axial scanning path (1ax) are brought about.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Klemm, Thomas Egloff
  • Publication number: 20230390496
    Abstract: A container for an injectable medicament can include an elongated body having a tubular-shaped sidewall extending along a longitudinal axis and having a distal end and a proximal end. The container can include an outlet at the distal end. The container can include a bung arranged inside the elongated body, sealingly engaged with the sidewall and slidable along the longitudinal axis relative to the sidewall. The container can include an interior volume to receive the injectable medicament and being confined by the sidewall, the outlet, and the bung. The container can include a measuring arrangement arranged in or on the bung. The measuring arrangement can include a signal generator configured to emit an electromagnetic measurement signal into or through the interior volume and a signal receiver configured to detect a feedback signal being indicative of an interaction of the measurement signal with at least one of the sidewall, the outlet or the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20230364346
    Abstract: A drug injection device comprising: a cartridge configured to hold a volume of a drug; one or more processors configured to operate in at least an enabled state and a sleep state, wherein the one or more processors are configured to control an operation of the drug injection device while the one or more processors are in the enabled state; a member disposed in the cartridge, the member including at least two conductive surfaces electrically connected to the one or more processors; and a drive mechanism including a conductive element spaced from the at least two conductive surfaces, wherein the one or more processors are configured to enter the enabled state from the sleep state when the conductive element makes electrical contact with the at least two conductive surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Dietmar Hammen, Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11813437
    Abstract: A sensor device to be attached to a drug delivery device includes an array of conducting elements each forming part of a respective resonant circuit and each operable to have a signal applied to it. The drug delivery device has a first movable element supporting a conductive region, which is configured to move along a path parallel to a longitudinal axis of the drug delivery device. When the sensor device is attached to the drug delivery device, the conducting elements are arranged such that each resonant circuit is operable to output a signal indicative of the proximity of the conductive region supported on the first moveable element to the respective conducting element of each resonant circuit. The sensor device includes circuitry to receive the signals output from the resonant circuit and, based on the received signals, determines information associated with a location along the path of the first movable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dmitri Bogatirsky, Mihaly Gabli, Stefan Bohling
  • Publication number: 20230337950
    Abstract: Implantable device for measuring the glucose concentration of a body fluid when implanted, the device comprising a glucose measurement unit, the glucose measurement unit comprising a light source configured to emit light towards a light transmissive part of a housing of the device, the device further comprising an optical sensor configured to detect light returned through the transmissive part from the light source, and output an electrical signal based on the detected light, and a wireless communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with an external wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication module is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal based on the electrical signal to the external wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2023
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11793940
    Abstract: A container for an injectable medicament can include an elongated body having a tubular-shaped sidewall extending along a longitudinal axis and having a distal end and a proximal end. The container can include an outlet at the distal end. The container can include a bung arranged inside the elongated body, sealingly engaged with the sidewall and slidable along the longitudinal axis relative to the sidewall. The container can include an interior volume to receive the injectable medicament and being confined by the sidewall, the outlet, and the bung. The container can include a measuring arrangement arranged in or on the bung. The measuring arrangement can include a signal generator configured to emit an electromagnetic measurement signal into or through the interior volume and a signal receiver configured to detect a feedback signal being indicative of an interaction of the measurement signal with at least one of the sidewall, the outlet or the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SANOFI
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11771832
    Abstract: A drug injection device comprising: a cartridge configured to hold a volume of a drug; one or more processors configured to operate in at least an enabled state and a sleep state, wherein the one or more processors are configured to control an operation of the drug injection device while the one or more processors are in the enabled state; a member disposed in the cartridge, the member including at least two conductive surfaces electrically connected to the one or more processors; and a drive mechanism including a conductive element spaced from the at least two conductive surfaces, wherein the one or more processors are configured to enter the enabled state from the sleep state when the conductive element makes electrical contact with the at least two conductive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Dietmar Hammen, Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11744488
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a medical device comprising a measurement unit adapted to measure a value of a physiological parameter, for example a blood glucose level, an energy storage unit providing energy supply for the measurement unit, an NFC antenna, an energy supply unit that controls the NFC antenna such that in the presence of an electromagnetic field of a pre-defined frequency range energy is withdrawn from the electromagnetic field surrounding the NFC antenna and stored in the energy storage unit, a charge control unit adapted to determine the electric charge contained in the energy storage unit, and a communication unit adapted to output a pre-defined visible, audible and/or tactile signal if the electric charge contained in the energy storage unit determined by the charge control unit is equal to or below a pre-defined minimum charge value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11730404
    Abstract: Implantable device for measuring the glucose concentration of a body fluid when implanted, the device comprising a glucose measurement unit, the glucose measurement unit comprising a light source configured to emit light towards a light transmissive part of a housing of the device, the device further comprising an optical sensor configured to detect light returned through the transmissive part from the light source, and output an electrical signal based on the detected light, and a wireless communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with an external wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication module is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal based on the electrical signal to the external wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20230248954
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery devicecomprising at least one microneedle for delivering a medicament to a patient, and a system configured to enhance the penetration of the medicament into skin of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2023
    Publication date: August 10, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dietmar Hammen
  • Publication number: 20230241323
    Abstract: A container for an injectable medicament is provided. The container can include an elongated body having a tubular-shaped sidewall extending along a longitudinal axis and having a distal end and a proximal end. The container can include an outlet at the distal end and a bung arranged inside the elongated body, sealingly engaged with the sidewall and slidable along the longitudinal axis relative to the sidewall. The container can include an interior volume to receive the injectable medicament and being confined by the sidewall, the outlet, and the bung. The container can include a measuring arrangement arranged in or on the bung. The measuring arrangement can include a signal generator configured to emit a measurement signal into or through the interior volume, the measurement signal being capable to stimulate or to excite a resonance of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20230229681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information system, a method of providing information, and a respective electronic device. The electronic device is operable to provide an information to a user being indicative of a user device. The electronic device comprises: a processor to process a user request, a user interface to communicate with the user, and an electronic storage connected to the processor. The processor is operable: to extract at least one keyword from the user request, to select at least one information content from a content database on the basis of the at least one extracted keyword, and to provide the at least one selected information content to the user via the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 20, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11666739
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device comprising at least one microneedle for delivering a medicament to a patient, and a system configured to enhance the penetration of the medicament into skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dietmar Hammen
  • Publication number: 20230166045
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device for administering of a dose of a medicament. The injection device includes a housing that configured to accommodates a cartridge filled with the medicament, a first component movable relative to the housing along the longitudinal direction between an initial position and a trigger position for dispensing of the dose of the medicament, a second component rotatable relative to the housing for at least one of setting of the dose or dispensing of the dose, a cavity provided in or formed by at least one of the first component and the second component, the cavity been sized to accommodate an electronic detector, and at least a first gasket fastened to one of the housing, the first component and the second component and configured to seal the cavity against ingress of impurities at least while the first component is in the initial position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Philipp Troebner, Stefan Alt, Thomas Klemm, Patrick Steiner, Philipp Mueller, Martin Rebmann
  • Patent number: 11654247
    Abstract: A container for an injectable medicament is provided. The container can include an elongated body having a tubular-shaped sidewall extending along a longitudinal axis and having a distal end and a proximal end. The container can include an outlet at the distal end and a bung arranged inside the elongated body, sealingly engaged with the sidewall and slidable along the longitudinal axis relative to the sidewall. The container can include an interior volume to receive the injectable medicament and being confined by the sidewall, the outlet, and the bung. The container can include a measuring arrangement arranged in or on the bung. The measuring arrangement can include a signal generator configured to emit a measurement signal into or through the interior volume, the measurement signal being capable to stimulate or to excite a resonance of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11650179
    Abstract: Analyte measurement devices and methods of measuring an analyte in a sample. At least one of the methods include: applying an electrical analysis signal to the sample during a measurement time interval (MT), wherein the electrical analysis signal, when transferred into a frequency space, comprises a superposition of two or more non-zero frequency components at least at a sampling time; measuring at least one electrical response signal from the sample; analyzing the electrical response signal; and determining the amount of the analyte in the sample based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20230128624
    Abstract: Implantable device for measuring the glucose concentration of a body fluid when implanted, the implantable device comprising a glucose measurement unit, the glucose measurement unit comprising a first light source configured to emit light towards a light transmissive part of a housing of the device and a first optical sensor configured to detect light returned through the light transmissive part from the first light source, and output a first electrical signal based on the detected light; and a wireless communication module configured to wirelessly communicate with an external wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication module is configured to wirelessly transmit a signal based on the first electrical signal to the external wireless communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Publication date: April 27, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11607487
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a medicament receiving element, at least one fluid chamber having a fluid outlet configured to direct fluid vapour towards the medicament receiving element, a heating element for heating the fluid in the at least one fluid chamber. The device is configured such that, in use, the heating element heats the fluid in the at least one fluid chamber to at least partially evaporate the fluid so that the vapor pressure in the at least one fluid chamber increases until the fluid is expelled out of the at least one fluid chamber through the fluid outlet towards the medicament receiving element and entrains the medicament towards the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dietmar Hammen
  • Publication number: 20230011040
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to a module for attachment to an injection device that includes a flexible carrier foil configured to be attached to a surface of the injection device independent of a geometry of the surface, at least one light emitting diode attached to the flexible carrier foil in a first position and configured to emit a light signal in a direction based on the first position through a transparent wall of the injection device, at least one photodiode attached to the flexible carrier foil in a second position relative to the first position, the at least one photodiode being configured to detect at least a portion of the light signal from a direction based on the second position and being configured to emit an electrical signal based on the light signal to a microprocessor, and wherein the microprocessor is configured to receive the electrical signal emitted by the photodiode and to determine the position of a stopper and the amount of the fluid within the injection dev
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Dietmar Hammen, Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20220401658
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a reading device adapted to read-out infrared readable data provided by a covered part of a movable component of a drug delivery device, wherein the reading device comprises at least one electromagnetic radiation source configured to emit infrared radiation and adapted to illuminate the infrared readable data on the covered part; at least one optical sensor unit configured to detect infrared radiation reflected from the covered part of the movable component; and at least one processing unit configured to determine a data value of the infrared readable data as a function of the detected reflected infrared radiation. The disclosure further provides a drug delivery device and a drug delivery device in combination with the reading device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm