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: 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: 20180298476
    Abstract: A high-strength multi-phase steel having minimum tensile strengths of 750 M:Pa and preferably having a dual-phase microstructure for a cold- or hot-rolled steel strip, in particular for lightweight vehicle construction is disclosed. The high-strength multi-phase steel has improved forming properties and a ratio of yield point to tensile strength of at most 73%. The high-strength multi-phase steel includes in mass %: C?0.075 to ?0.105; Si?0.600 to ?0.800; Mn?1.000 to ?0.700; Cr?0.100 to ?0.480; Al?0.010 to ?0.060; N 0.0020?0.0120; S?0.0030; Nb?0.005 to ?0.050; Ti?0.0050 to ?0.050; B?0.0005 to ?0.0040; Mo?0.200; Cu?0.040%; Ni?0.040 % the remainder iron, including typical elements accompanying steel that are not mentioned above, which represent contamination resulting from smelting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: SALZGITTER FLACHSTAHL GMBH
    Inventors: THOMAS SCHULZ, MARION CALCAGNOTTO, SASCHA KLUGE, SEBASTIAN WESTHÄUSER, TOBIAS KLINKBERG, THORSEN MICHAELIS
  • 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: 10065579
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David T. Patrick, Steve Mayes, Mark McCarthy, Philip D. LaPenna, Logan Kluge, Paul Alan Hellebuyck, Thomas Matthew Lewis, Alfred Jacob Glauser
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10010362
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180147795
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Sultan Shair, Andreas Lutz, Martin Petersen, Matthew Hall Beaumont, Mathias Ernst Messmer, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, Christopher James Madsen
  • Publication number: 20180143279
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Publication date: May 24, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180133361
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180132919
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180132917
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Publication number: 20180120397
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 9956019
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge