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: 11141532
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a monitoring device for attachment to an injection device, the monitoring device comprising: a body (51) having an inside surface (52) for engagement with an outside surface (19) of the injection device (1) and having an outside surface (53) opposite to the inside surface (52), an light transmission area (60) extending from the inside surface (52) to the outside surface (53), the light transmission area (60) having an inner end (62) adjacent to the inside surface and having an outer end (63) adjacent to the outside surface (52), wherein the light transmission area (60) provides transmission of light from the inner end (62) to the outer end (63), an image acquisition system (70) arranged inside or on the body (51), and an optical coupling (80) arranged in or extending into the light transmission area (60), wherein the optical coupling (80) is optically coupled to the image acquisition system (70) in a light-transmitting way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20210178075
    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: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dmitri Bogatirsky, Mihaly Gabli, Stefan Bohling
  • Publication number: 20210100993
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprises a delivery assembly for transdermally delivering medicament to a patient and a system for providing information on the volume of medicament in the device. The system comprises a sensing unit configured to measure at least one physical parameter dependent on the volume of medicament in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas KLEMM, Dietmar Hammen
  • Patent number: 10953157
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for a capacitive determination of a filling level of a cartridge filled with a liquid substance. The sensor comprises a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a tubular shaped barrel of the cartridge. The foil has at least a sensing zone, a communication zone and at least a first electrode. The foil further comprises least a second electrode located in the sensing zone, a processor electrically connected with the at least first and second electrodes, and an antenna located in the communication zone. The antenna is electrically connected with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Michael Schabbach, Michael Meindl, Robert Lurf, Andreas Oberleitner, Martin Beisteiner
  • Publication number: 20210080451
    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: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20210069421
    Abstract: A drug injection device (102) comprising: a cartridge (104) configured to hold a volume of a drug; one or more processors (120) configured to operate in at least an enabled state and a sleep state, wherein the one or more processors (120) are configured to control an operation of the drug injection device (102) while the one or more processors (120) are in the enabled state; a member (115) disposed in the cartridge (104), the member (115) including at least two conductive surfaces (122) electrically connected to the one or more processors (120); and a drive mechanism (106) including a conductive element (124) spaced from the at least two conductive surfaces (122), wherein the one or more processors (120) are configured to enter the enabled state from the sleep state when the conductive element (124) makes electrical contact with the at least two conductive surfaces (122).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Dietmar Hammen, Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20210052814
    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: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20210052817
    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: January 23, 2019
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 10926034
    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: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dmitri Bogatirsky, Mihaly Gabli, Stefan Bohling
  • Publication number: 20200360610
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises at least two optical sensors configured to detect tick marks of a medicament dose indicator of the medicament delivery device in their respective detection areas, and a processing arrangement configured to determine a current medicament dosage programmed into said medicament delivery device based on a count of the tick marks that pass through the detection areas of the optical sensors during programming of said medicament dosage into said medicament delivery device. A direction of travel of the tick marks may be identified, to determine whether the programmed dosage is increasing or decreasing. The apparatus may be arranged to identify a baseline dosage amount using a camera image of the medicament dosage indicator, so that a starting point for the count of tick marks can be determined. The medicament delivery device may be an injector pen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Stefan Moessler
  • Publication number: 20200282142
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bolus calculator for determining a bolus of insulin, the bolus calculator having an input configured to be fed with a time series (h(t-t)) of blood glucose values and to store at least one known pulse response (x(T)) representing an active profile of at least one insulin, wherein the bolus calculator is configured to convolute the time series (h(t-T)) of blood glucose values with the known pulse response (x(T)) to obtain the bolus and to a method for calculating a bolus of insulin, comprising feeding a time series (h(t-T)) of blood glucose values into an input of a bolus calculator and storing at least one known pulse response (x(T)) representing an active profile of at least one insulin in the bolus calculator, convoluting the time series (h(t-T)) of blood glucose values with the known pulse response (x(T)) to obtain the bolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Michael Schabbach
  • Publication number: 20200276389
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container (10) for at least a first injectable medicament (60), the container comprising:—an elongated body (11) having a tubular-shaped sidewall (12) extending along a longitudinal axis (z) and having a distal end (13), wherein the elongated body (11) comprises a hollow space (15) with a needle receiving subsection (17) adjacent to the distal end (13),—an outlet (40) at the distal end (13) of the body (11),—a piston (20) arranged inside the elongated body (11), sealingly engaged with the sidewall (12) and slidable along the longitudinal axis (z) relative to the sidewall (12),—a membrane (30) arranged inside the elongated body (11) sealingly engaged with the sidewall (12) and being at least one of slidable and deformable along the longitudinal axis (z) relative to the sidewall (12),—a first cavity (16) confined by the sidewall (12), the outlet (40) and the membrane (30), wherein the first injectable medicament (60) is located in the first cavity (16),—a second cavity (18) c
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20200275866
    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: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20200275867
    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 15, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 10737029
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises at least two optical sensors configured to detect tick marks of a medicament dose indicator of the medicament delivery device in their respective detection areas, and a processing arrangement configured to determine a current medicament dosage programmed into said medicament delivery device based on a count of the tick marks that pass through the detection areas of the optical sensors during programming of said medicament dosage into said medicament delivery device. A direction of travel of the tick marks may be identified, to determine whether the programmed dosage is increasing or decreasing. The apparatus may be arranged to identify a baseline dosage amount using a camera image of the medicament dosage indicator, so that a starting point for the count of tick marks can be determined. The medicament delivery device may be an injector pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Stefan Moessler
  • Publication number: 20200249193
    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: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20200188648
    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: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Dietmar Hammen
  • Patent number: 10657403
    Abstract: A data collection device includes a camera and a processing arrangement configured to capture at least two images of a medicament dose indicator of a medicament delivery device in each of the at least two images the processing arrangement identifies a displayed dosage using a first character identification technique, in each of the at least two images, determines whether the displayed dosages in the images are different and, if not, identifies at least one character in the images using a second character identification technique and determines the medicament dosage amount indicated by the medicament dose indicator based thereon. The first character recognition technique may be, for example, an optical pattern recognition or correlation, may be less computationally intensive than the second character recognition technique, for example, an optical character recognition (OCR). In another embodiment, the first and second character recognition techniques are different OCR processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Publication number: 20200078526
    Abstract: An injection device for administering a dose of a liquid medicament includes an elongated housing having a dispensing end and being configured to accommodate a cartridge filled with the liquid medicament, a drive mechanism configured to operably engage with the cartridge for expelling of a dose of the medicament from the cartridge via the dispensing end, a protective cap releasably attachable to the housing to cover the dispensing end, a first electronic circuit attached to the protective cap and electrically connected to at least a first cap electrode arranged on the protective cap, and a second electronic circuit arranged inside the housing, coupled to the drive mechanism and electrically connected to at least a first housing electrode that is located on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Stephan Mueller-Pathle
  • Publication number: 20200046913
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a main injection needle for injecting a medicament into the body of a patient. The medicament delivery device includes a pain reduction device for releasing a pain reduction agent into the body of the patient prior the medicament injection. The pain reduction device includes an array of microneedles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm