Patents by Inventor Thomas Kluge

Thomas Kluge 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: 10286370
    Abstract: A storage and mixing system, for pasty two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements, comprises a cartridge with a cylindrical interior, a cartridge head that closes an end of said cartridge, a partition wall axially disposed in the cylindrical interior of the cartridge, wherein said partition wall is connected to the circumferential surface of the cylindrical interior of the cartridge and divides the cylindrical interior of the cartridge delimited by the cartridge head into two spatially separate cavities. The first cavity includes a first pasty cement component and the separate second cavity includes a second pasty cement component, two delivery plungers close the two cavities on the side of the cavities opposite the cartridge head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10286369
    Abstract: A storage and mixing system for pasty two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements comprises a tubular cartridge with a cylindrical interior, a cartridge head that closes one end of the tubular cartridge, a partition wall axially disposed in the cylindrical interior and dividing the cylindrical interior into two spatially separate cavities, the first cavity including a first pasty cement component and the second cavity including a second pasty cement component, two delivery plungers disposed movably in the two cavities and connected via a connecting means, wherein a wedge or cone having a cutting edge on the front side thereof facing the cartridge head is disposed on the connecting means, such that said cutting edge cuts open the partition wall when the delivery pistons are advanced towards the cartridge head and the wedge or cone presses the cut open parts of the partition wall towards the inner wall of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20190126224
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for producing a bone cement paste (54) from a monomer liquid (4) and a cement powder (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10166057
    Abstract: Storage and mixing systems and methods for pasty multicomponent polymethylmethacrylate bone cements, the systems and methods comprise a first tubular cartridge with a first cylindrical internal space containing a first starting component, a first dispensing plunger, a second tubular cartridge that is arranged within the first tubular cartridge. The external wall of the second cartridge touches against the internal wall of the first cartridge and is attached to the internal wall of the first cartridge, whereby the second cartridge contains a second starting component and has a second dispensing plunger arranged in it, whereby a pressing device with a clamping edge for compressing the second cartridge that can be propelled axially in the internal space of the first cartridge is arranged, as seen from the cartridge head, behind the first dispensing plunger and the second dispensing plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180370159
    Abstract: A layup system for use in forming a composite layup structure from a plurality of plies of composite material, wherein an outermost ply of composite material has a removable film adhered thereto. The system includes a robotic device and an end effector coupled to the robotic device. The end effector includes a layer of compressible material configured to compress the plurality of plies of composite material together when positioned over the composite layup structure. The end effector further includes a first suction device configured to grip the removable film adhered to the outermost ply of composite material. The robotic device is configured to translate the end effector relative to the composite layup structure such that the removable film is peeled from the outermost ply of composite material while the first suction device grips the removable film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Lutz, Sultan Shair, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10160169
    Abstract: A layup system for use in forming a composite layup structure from a plurality of plies of composite material, wherein an outermost ply of composite material has a removable film adhered thereto. The system includes a robotic device and an end effector coupled to the robotic device. The end effector includes a layer of compressible material configured to compress the plurality of plies of composite material together when positioned over the composite layup structure. The end effector further includes a first suction device configured to grip the removable film adhered to the outermost ply of composite material. The robotic device is configured to translate the end effector relative to the composite layup structure such that the removable film is peeled from the outermost ply of composite material while the first suction device grips the removable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Andreas Lutz, Sultan Shair, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180360515
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for producing a bone cement paste from a monomer liquid and a cement powder and for delivering the bone cement paste, the device having a cartridge with a cylindrical interior, the interior of the cartridge being closed at the front side apart from a delivery opening for discharging the bone cement paste from the interior. A delivery plunger is arranged in the interior of the cartridge and mounted so as to be pushable in the direction of the delivery opening. The cement powder is arranged in the interior of the cartridge between the delivery opening and the delivery plunger. A closure closes the delivery opening and is mounted so as to be movable relative to the delivery opening. A line element is arranged at the front side of the delivery opening and includes a closure receptacle for receiving at least part of the closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10143979
    Abstract: A device mixes bone cement and stores parent components of the bone cement. The device has a cartridge comprising an interior, that is closed on one side by a movable delivery plunger, a receptacle comprising side walls for receiving a monomer liquid container that are closed at least in some regions. The receptacle has at least one deformable closed side wall, a screen and/or a filter arranged below the receptacle so that the contents of the opened monomer liquid container flow through the screen and/or the filter. The device further has a connecting line through which the monomer liquid is to be routed into the interior of the cartridge, a hollow cylinder which is connected to the connecting line and which is connected to the receptacle by way of a fluid connection so that the hollow cylinder is arranged in a fluid line between the receptacle and the interior of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180333176
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for producing a bone cement paste from a monomer liquid and a cement powder as parent components of the bone cement paste and for delivering the mixed bone cement paste. The device has a cartridge with a cylindrical interior. The interior of the cartridge is closed at a front side apart from a delivery opening for discharging the bone cement paste. In the interior of the cartridge a delivery plunger is arranged which is pushable in the direction of the delivery opening. The cement powder is arranged in the interior of the cartridge between the delivery opening and the delivery plunger. A hollow cylinder is arranged at a front side of the delivery plunger facing the delivery opening. The hollow cylinder is open at its front face facing the delivery opening and extends from the front side of the delivery plunger at least 3 mm into the interior of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge, Rainer Strathausen
  • Publication number: 20180329010
    Abstract: In a method and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus having a scanner that for acquires a magnetic resonance dataset, a magnetic resonance sequence is provided to a computer and is converted in the computer into a digital sequence execution signal that includes a target gradient waveform in the form of a time-discrete target gradient signal the computer calculates a pre-GIRF gradient signal by applying a digital pre-emphasis filter to the target gradient signal. The computer transmits the pre-GIRF gradient signal to the magnetic resonance system scanner and) the scanner executes the digital sequence execution signal containing the pre-GIRF gradient signal in order to acquire magnetic resonance raw data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kluge, David Grodzki
  • Publication number: 20180317991
    Abstract: Device for the mixing of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement and for storing a monomer liquid and a cement powder as starting components of the bone cement, comprising a cartridge having an internal space closed on one side by a mobile dispensing plunger; a monomer container for a monomer liquid and/or a connector for attachment of a monomer container which can be opened in the device so that the monomer liquid flows from the monomer container into the device; and a connecting conduit through which the monomer liquid can be guided into the internal space of the cartridge; having a pumping plunger that can be shifted axially in the hollow cylinder arranged in the hollow cylinder, which can be used to push monomer liquid from the hollow cylinder through the connecting conduit into the internal space of the cartridge by actuating the pumping plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20180310974
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for producing a bone cement paste from a monomer liquid and a cement powder as parent components of the bone cement paste and for delivering the mixed bone cement paste, the device having a cartridge having a cylindrical interior. The interior of the cartridge is closed on the front side except for a delivery opening for expelling the bone cement paste. A delivery plunger is arranged in the interior of the cartridge. The cement powder is arranged in the interior of the cartridge. A closure is arranged on the front side of the delivery plunger. The closure closes the delivery opening when the delivery plunger is pressed against the front side of the interior of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180289406
    Abstract: A device for storage of a monomer liquid and a cement powder as starting components of a bone cement dough and for mixing the starting components, and for dispensing the mixed bone cement dough. The device includes a receptacle in which a monomer liquid container is arranged and a cartridge containing the cement powder. A feed plunger is arranged in the receptacle. A dispensing plunger is arranged between the monomer liquid container and the cement powder in the cartridge. The feed plunger can be punctured by a rod when motion of the feed plunger is blocked, whereby the dispensing plunger is propelled by propelling the rod further through the blocked and punctured feed plunger. Also provided are an extrusion device for propelling a feed plunger and a dispensing plunger of a device for mixing of a bone cement dough, and a method for the production of a bone cement dough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10086343
    Abstract: A storage and mixing system for pasty two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements comprises a tubular cartridge having a cylindrical inner chamber, a dispensing plunger that is axially displaceable in the inner chamber of the cartridge, a partition disposed axially in the tubular cartridge, and a cartridge head which closes one end of the tubular cartridge. The cartridge head has a slot-shaped opening, wherein the partition protrudes from the inner chamber of the cartridge through the slot-shaped opening of the cartridge head, wherein the partition divides the cylindrical inner chamber of the cartridge bounded by the dispensing plunger and the cartridge head into two cavities that are spatially separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180256233
    Abstract: A storage and mixing device for the production of a bone cement dough from a monomer liquid and a cement powder as starting components of the bone cement. The storage and mixing device includes: (1) a receptacle having a monomer liquid container which contains the monomer liquid, (2) a cartridge containing the cement powder, (3) a feed plunger, which is accessible from a rear side of the receptacle, arranged in the receptacle, and movable in a longitudinal direction of the receptacle, and (4) a dispensing plunger which is arranged in the cartridge and shiftable in a longitudinal direction inside of the cartridge. The front side of the receptacle is connected or connectable to the rear side of the cartridge with a first securing element on the rear side of the receptacle and a second securing element on the rear side of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10065160
    Abstract: A vacuum mixing device or system mixes polymethylmethacrylate bone cement from a monomer liquid and a cement powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10045806
    Abstract: Device for the mixing of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement and for storing a monomer liquid and a cement powder as starting components of the bone cement, comprising a cartridge having an internal space closed on one side by a mobile dispensing plunger; a monomer container for a monomer liquid and/or a connector for attachment of a monomer container which can be opened in the device so that the monomer liquid flows from the monomer container into the device; and a connecting conduit through which the monomer liquid can be guided into the internal space of the cartridge; having a pumping plunger that can be shifted axially in the hollow cylinder arranged in the hollow cylinder, which can be used to push monomer liquid from the hollow cylinder through the connecting conduit into the internal space of the cartridge by actuating the pumping plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10034955
    Abstract: The invention relates to the production of a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition polymerized entirely from acrylate-based monomers in a layer thickness of about 250 ?m and to the use thereof for adhesion to human skin. The adhesive films thus produced adhere reliably to human skin, have high water-vapor permeability despite the layer thickness, with the result that, for example, wound healing is promoted, and even after a relatively long wearing period can be removed from the skin again without leaving a residue and without damaging the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Kluge, Peter Nissing, Patricia Petrick, Mario Schuette
  • Patent number: 10022687
    Abstract: A vacuum mixing device for mixing PMMA bone cement from a monomer liquid and a cement powder, the vacuum mixing device comprising at least one cartridge comprising an evacuable interior for mixing of the bone cement, a mixing device for mixing the content in the interior of the at least one cartridge, which is arranged movably in the interior, a receptacle for receiving a separate container containing the monomer liquid or comprising an integrated container containing the monomer liquid, an opening device, which is arranged in the region of the receptacle in a manner movable relative to the receptacle so that, by moving the opening device, a separate container arranged in the receptacle is openable by means of the opening device, or the opening device is arranged in the region of the integrated container in a manner movable relative to the integrated container so that, by moving the opening device, the integrated container is openable by means of the opening device, a pump, in which a movable plunger for gene
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10016228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mixing device for mixing PMMA bone cement from a monomer liquid and a cement powder, the mixing device comprising at least one cartridge having an evacuable interior for mixing of the bone cement, a mixing device for mixing the content in the interior of the at least one cartridge, which is arranged movably in the interior, a receptacle for receiving a separate container containing the monomer liquid or comprising an integrated container containing the monomer liquid, an opening device, which is arranged in the region of the receptacle in a manner movable relative to the receptacle so that, by moving the opening device, a separate container arranged in the receptacle is openable by means of the opening device, or the opening device is arranged in the region of the integrated container in a manner movable relative to the integrated container so that, by moving the opening device, the integrated container is openable by means of the opening device, a pressure pump, in which a movable
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge