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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170072093
    Abstract: A polymerizable polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, in which the initial viscosity of the cement dough can be controlled. The polymerizable bone cement composition comprises a monomer for radical polymerization, a powdered polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymer soluble in the monomer or a mixture comprising polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymers, a polymerization initiator, and a radiopaquer, wherein the powdered polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymer comprises at least one particulate polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymer having a molar mass of more than or equal to 200,000 g/mol, and the polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymer is obtainable by polymerization of a mixture of 90.0% or more by weight methylmethacrylate and 10.0% or less by weight of one or more comonomers, wherein the weight ratio of component A comprising the polymethylmethacrylate-co-polymer, radiopaquer, and polymerization initiator, and component B comprising a monomer for radical polymerization, stabiliser, and polymerization accelerator, is approximately 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20170043539
    Abstract: An automated in-line feed-through system and method, integrates the ability to control one or more variables during part fabrication with the layup of one or more fiber tows to form a composite part. The system includes an automated layup system configured to receive a feed-through of one or more fiber tows as an input material. The automated in-line feed-through system further includes a controller configured to respond to measurement data obtained by one or more samplings of the input material and/or a plurality of laid up plies that form a laminate. The controller in response to the obtained measurement data provides adjustment of the feed-through of the one or more fiber tows to compensate for a variation in one or more of the weights from a reference weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher James Madsen, Ram Kumar Upadhyay, Stefaan Guido Van Nieuwenhove, Thomas Kluge, Mathias Ernst Messmer, Martin Petersen
  • Publication number: 20170014786
    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: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20160374829
    Abstract: A modular kit and/or method buildings a cage for spondylodesis, wherein the kit and/or method comprises at least two plates, wherein the plates comprise a biocompatible material and each comprise a planar structure and a plurality of pins projecting from the planar structure of the plates, wherein the pins each comprise at least one latching element, wherein the pins are elastically deformable and are arranged sufficiently close to each other on the planar structure such that pressing planar structures studded with pins of several plates onto each other causes the latching elements of different plates to snap into each other, wherein at least two of the at least two plates comprise a recess with a diameter of at least 5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20160354129
    Abstract: A device and methods mix polymethylmethacrylate bone cement and/or store the starting components of the bone cement. The device comprising: a cartridge with an internal space for mixing the bone cement that is closed on one side by means of a mobile dispensing plunger; a monomer container for a monomer liquid and/or a connector for attachment of a monomer container for a monomer liquid such that the monomer container can be opened appropriately in the device such that the monomer liquid flows from the monomer container into the device; a connecting conduit through which the monomer liquid can be guided into the internal space of the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE
  • Publication number: 20160324559
    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: August 13, 2015
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Applicant: HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH
    Inventors: Sebastian VOGT, Thomas KLUGE