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).

  • Publication number: 20180044759
    Abstract: A high-strength air-hardenable multiphase steel having minimal tensile strengths in a non air hardened state of 750 MPa and excellent processing properties includes the following elements in % by weight: C?0.075 to ?0.115; Si?0.600 to ?0.750; Mn?1.000 to ?1.950; Cr?0.200 to ?0.600; Al?0.010 to ?0.060; N?0.0020 to ?0.0120; S?0.0030; Mo?0.0200; Nb?0.005 to ?0.040; Ti?0.005 to ?0.030; B?0.0005 to ?0.0030; Ca?0.0005 to ?0.0060; Cu?0.050; Ni?0.050; remainder iron, including usual steel accompanying smelting related impurities, wherein for a widest possible process window during continuous annealing of hot strips or cold strips made from the steel a sum content of M+Si+Cr+Mo in the steel strips is a function of a thickness of the steel strips according to the following relationship: for strip thicknesses of up to 1.00 mm the sum content of M+Si+Cr+Mo is ?2.450 and ?2.800%, for strip thicknesses of over 1.00 to 2.00 mm the sum of Mn+Si+Cr+Mo is ?2.600 and ?3.150%, and for strip thicknesses of over 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Applicant: SALZGITTER FLACHSTAHL GMBH
    Inventors: THOMAS SCHULZ, JOACHIM SCHÖTTLER, SASCHA KLUGE, MARION BECHTOLD
  • Publication number: 20180021075
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20180021076
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Patent number: 9861943
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20170354942
    Abstract: A storage and mixing device for PMMA bone cements having a cylindrical interior of the cartridge that is delimited on a front side by a cartridge head with a closed delivery opening, a plunger which is arranged to be axially movable in the cylindrical interior of the cartridge and which is spaced from the cartridge head. The plunger circumferentially rests against the inner wall of the interior, so that the plunger divides the interior of the cartridge into two sections in a gas-tight manner, a powdery first parent component of the bone cement, which is contained in the interior between the plunger and the cartridge head, a feed-through which is arranged in the cartridge head or in the cylinder barrel of the cartridge between the plunger and the cartridge head, wherein the feed-through is connected to a fluid line in which a monomer liquid as a second parent component of the bone cement is contained or into which a monomer liquid is fillable or introducible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170354939
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170348457
    Abstract: A pasty two-component polymethacrylate bone cement comprising a pasty component A, containing AI at least one distillable methacrylate monomer for radical polymerisation; AII at least one polymer soluble in AI; AIII at least one particulate polymer with a particle size of no more than 500 ?m that is not soluble in AI; AIV at least one radical stabiliser; and AV at least one aromatic amine accelerator; and a pasty component B, containing BI dibenzoyl peroxide; BII at least one substance that is not subject to radical polymerisation and is liquid at room temperature, whereby the solubility of dibenzoyl peroxide in this substance at room temperature is less than 5.0% by weight and, whereby the weight fraction of liquid substance BII in the self-curing cement dough is less than 2.0% by weight. Also disclosed is a method for producing a self-curing bone cement dough using the pasty two-component polymethacrylate bone cement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: SEBASTIAN VOGT, THOMAS KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170341278
    Abstract: A system for forming stacked material includes a housing defining an interior space. The housing includes a bottom wall and a side wall coupled to the bottom wall. At least one tool is configured to shape the stacked material. The at least one tool is disposed within the interior space. A membrane extends at least partially over the bottom wall and is spaced a distance from the bottom wall. The membrane is configured to move towards the bottom wall. At least one intensifier mechanism is disposed in the interior space and is configured to induce a force against a portion of the stacked material and against the at least one tool as the membrane is moved towards the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Martin Petersen, Andreas Lutz, Krishnan Balaji Thattai Parthasarathy, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, James Duvall Bollacker, Anja Lena Nieratschker
  • Publication number: 20170333469
    Abstract: The invention proposes a polymer solution for visco-supplementation. The polymer solution contains at least one at least partially water-soluble polysaccharide or polysaccharide derivative, one water-soluble alkali salt or alkaline earth salt of polystyrene sulfonic acid, and water, whereby the polymer solution is clear to the eye. Moreover, the invention describes a method for sterilisation of the polymer solution. This method is characterised in that a mixture of at least one at least partially water-soluble polysaccharide or polysaccharide derivative, one water-soluble alkali salt or alkaline earth salt of polystyrene sulfonic acid, and water is mixed with at least 0.5 wt. % propiolactone, and in that the polymer solution is stored at room temperature for at least 24 hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170311999
    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: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170291153
    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: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170265922
    Abstract: Storage and mixing systems for pasty two-component polymethyl methacrylate bone cements comprise a tubular cartridge having a cylindrical inner chamber, a cartridge head, which closes one end of the tubular cartridge at the front side, a partition that is disposed axially in the cylindrical inner chamber of the cartridge. The partition divides the cylindrical inner chamber of the cartridge bounded by the cartridge head into two cavities that are spatially separated from one another, wherein a first pasty cement component is present in the first cavity and a second pasty cement component is present in the separate second cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170259232
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: SEBASTIAN VOGT, THOMAS KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170259233
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170252715
    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: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170173192
    Abstract: Sterilization method according to which an aqueous polysaccharide solution is stored in the presence of a lactone and a buffer system for a period of at least 24 hours, and a sterile polysaccharide solution produced in this way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170156778
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170157579
    Abstract: A vacuum mixing device or system mixes polymethylmethacrylate bone cement from a monomer liquid and a cement powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170157578
    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: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170128113
    Abstract: A paste application device stores two starting components for mixing the starting components to form a paste and for application of the formed paste. The device comprises a two-component cartridge comprising two internal spaces, two feed plungers shiftable in the internal spaces and bordering the internal spaces on a first side of the two-component cartridge, and at least two dispensing openings by means of which the internal spaces are open on a second side of the two-component cartridge that is opposite from the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE