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).
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.
Abstract: A scuff plate for a vehicle includes a sloped front side in physical contact with a cargo-area floor panel. The cargo-area floor panel can have a slope angle greater than zero in a downward direction and the sloped front side can have a ramp angle at least equal to the slope angle in an upward direction.
March 20, 2017
Date of Patent:
September 4, 2018
Ford Global Technologies, LLC
David T. Patrick, Steve Mayes, Mark McCarthy, Philip D. LaPenna, Logan Kluge, Paul Alan Hellebuyck, Thomas Matthew Lewis, Alfred Jacob Glauser
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.
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.
March 29, 2011
Date of Patent:
July 31, 2018
Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG
Thomas Kluge, Peter Nissing, Patricia Petrick, Mario Schuette
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
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
Abstract: A device and/or method stores, mixes, and applies polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, wherein the device and/or method comprising a first container for a first pasty component, a dispensing plunger that is arranged such that it can be shifted in the first container and serves for extruding the content of the first container through a dispensing tube opposite from the dispensing plunger. The dispensing tube can be rotated and shifted in longitudinal direction through a feed-through in a side of the first container opposite from the dispensing plunger. A mixing facility is arranged in the first container, is secured to the dispensing tube, and is movable in the first container by moving the dispensing tube. At least one second container for at least one second component is arranged on the first container, whereby the internal space of the at least one second container is closed with respect to the internal space of the first container by means of a closure, which is openable.
Abstract: A method and an automatic layup system for making a stack of a plurality of composite plies are presented. The automatic layup system includes a stacking assembly located in a first plane and a layup tool located in a second plane parallel to the first plane. The stacking assembly and the layup tool are movable towards each other. The method includes the steps of (a) providing one or more composite sheets between the layup tool and the stacking assembly, (b) generating a first composite ply from the one or more composite sheets, (c) placing the first composite ply on the layup tool by the stacking assembly by bringing the stacking assembly and the layup tool close to each other, and (d) repeating the steps (b) and (c) for generating and placing a second composite ply on the first composite ply, which is placed on the layup tool.
November 28, 2016
May 31, 2018
Sultan Shair, Andreas Lutz, Martin Petersen, Matthew Hall Beaumont, Mathias Ernst Messmer, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, Christopher James Madsen
Abstract: In a method and computer for automatic determination of parameters for an examination with a magnetic resonance apparatus, a modeling is determined that establishes a relationship between the parameters and relations. Each relation describes a mathematical relationship between the parameters of the respective relation. To this end, values or ranges of values of specific of the parameters are acquired, which are predetermined by a user of the magnetic resonance apparatus. The parameters are determined such that the relations are complied with.
Abstract: A polymethylmethacrylate bone cement is produced by a method. The method comprises the steps of a) providing a cement powder comprising: at least one particulate polymethylmethacrylate or polymethylmethacrylate-copolymer wherein the at least one particulate polymethylmethacrylate or polymethylmethacrylate-copolymer have a particle size of less than 100 ?m; an initiator; and at least one particulate or fibrous additive that is insoluble in methylmethacrylate, wherein the additive has an absorption capacity at room temperature of more than or equal to 0.6 g methylmethacrylate per gram of additive; b) providing a monomer solution comprising: at least one methylmethacrylate; and at least one activator; and c) mixing the cement powder and the monomer solution, characterised in that the mixing takes place without the application of shearing forces.
Abstract: One aspect relates to a bone cement applicator for mixing and applying a bone cement, with which the starting components of the bone cement is mixable in a closed cartridge to form a bone cement dough. The cartridge has a multi-part closure system including a discharge opening. At least two parts of the closure system are movable relative to one another, driven by a movement of the mixed bone cement dough, and the discharge opening is opened the movement of the at least two parts of the closure system relative to one another. The movement of the mixed bone cement dough is drivable by a pressure on the bone cement dough.
Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for mixing a polymethyl methacrylate bone cement formed of two starting components and for storing the starting components of the bone cement. The device has a tubular cartridge with a cylindrical interior. A powder is contained in a front of the cartridge and a container containing a monomer liquid is arranged in a rear of the cartridge. A discharge piston is arranged between the container and the powder, and a conveying piston is on the side of the container opposite the discharge piston. The discharge piston and the conveying piston are arranged in the interior of the cartridge movably in the longitudinal direction. A conduit is provided that connects the front part and the rear part of the interior of the cartridge to one another in a manner permeable for the monomer liquid and for gases and which is impermeable for the powder.
Abstract: In a magnetic resonance installation and a corresponding method, a scan sequence is determined based on a representation in k-space of a pulse response of a gradient system of the magnetic resonance installation.
Abstract: A mixing device comprises a mixing space for mixing bone cement, at least one mixing element supported in the mixing space such that it can rotate, a gear for rotating the at least one mixing element, and at least one elastically deformable energy-storing element that is connected to the gear such that the gear can be driven by an elastic energy from the energy-storing element and such that the at least one mixing element can be rotated in the mixing space by means of the gear upon the release of elastic energy from the energy-storing element. Additionally, a vacuum mixing system and mixing method comprise the mixing device for mixing the bone cement.
Abstract: In order to execute a low-artifact magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) scan, a preferred order of N k-space trajectories of a sampling pattern is determined in a computer, along which in each case an undersampled scan data set is to be scanned, such that artifacts are avoided in parameter maps created from the scan data sets in an MRF scan. The order in which the N k-space trajectories are to be sampled one after the other is varied, so at least two different orders are produced. According to the orders that result due to this variation, determined test signal characteristics are compared with each other and/or with ideal signal characteristics with respect to their artifact behavior. A preferred order is determined from the resulting orders by taking into account the results of the comparison.
September 8, 2017
March 15, 2018
Siemens Healthcare GmbH
Thomas Kluge, Mathias Nittka, Gregor Koerzdoerfer
Abstract: Bone cement applicators and methods apply a bone cement dough in the region of the spine. The applicators and method have at least one tubular cartridge with an internal space, containing starting components of the bone cement, at least one dispensing plunger that is mobile in longitudinal direction on the inside of the at least one cartridge, a hose, an application opening through which the bone cement dough is applicable, a three-way valve being arranged in the hose or on a side of the hose facing the at least one cartridge and in fluid connection with the opening of the at least one cartridge and/or a collecting container arranged on the three-way valve for accommodation of bone cement dough.
Abstract: Bone cement applicators and methods for application of a bone cement dough, the applicators and methods comprise a tubular cartridge with an internal space, a dispensing plunger for expelling the starting components through an opening of the cartridge opposite from the dispensing plunger, wherein the dispensing plunger is mobile in longitudinal direction in the internal space of the cartridge. The applicators and methods further comprise a hose, an application opening, a three-way valve operable from outside and arranged or arrangeable in the hose or on a side of the hose facing the cartridge, and a collecting container arranged on the three-way valve.
Abstract: Vacuum mixing systems and methods mix of polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, the systems and methods comprise at least one cartridge having an evacuable internal space, a pump with a plunger that can be moved by hand to generate a low pressure, and a connecting conduit connecting the internal space of the at least one cartridge to the pump. The pump comprises an operating element that can be operated from outside and is connected appropriately to the plunger such that it is suitable for moving the plunger in the pump by hand such that a low pressure can be generated such that the low pressure of the pump can be used to evacuate gas from the internal space of the at least one cartridge through the connecting conduit.
Abstract: A storage and mixing device for two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements having a cylindrical interior of a cartridge that is delimited on a front side by a cartridge head, a plunger arranged to be axially movable in the cylindrical interior of the cartridge and spaced from the cartridge head, a powdery first parent component of the bone cement, that is contained in the interior between the plunger and the cartridge head, a feed-through arranged in the cartridge head or in the cylinder barrel of the cartridge between the plunger and the cartridge head. The feed-through is connectable to a fluid line, a receptacle for a monomer liquid, wherein the fluid line connects the feed-through to the receptacle in a liquid-permeable manner, and a press-out device pushable into the receptacle, so that monomer liquid is pressable out of the receptacle into the fluid line.