Patents by Inventor Tony Ziegler

Tony Ziegler 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: 12000808
    Abstract: A fluid supply device for providing a mobile phase for a sample separating device includes, a supply conduit for providing a fluid which forms at least a part of the mobile phase, a fluid valve which is fluidically coupled with the supply conduit and, depending on its switching state, enables or prevents a passing of the fluid from the supply conduit, an elastic buffer unit which is fluidically coupled upstream of the fluid valve with the supply conduit and which is configured for buffering the fluid, and a fluid conveying unit for conveying the fluid which passes the fluid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Clemens Plachetka, Konstantin Shoykhet, Tony Ziegler, Joachim-Richard Wagner, Manfred Berndt
  • Patent number: 11931918
    Abstract: A microfluidic component for a sample separation apparatus includes a component body including ceramic and at least one microfluidic structure in the component body. The component body is manufactured by additive manufacturing, in particular by three-dimensional printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darijo Zeko, Tony Ziegler, Thomas Ortmann
  • Patent number: 11773999
    Abstract: A fluid valve for a sample separation apparatus includes a first valve component and a second valve component, which are adjacent to one another and movable relative to one another. The valve components are configured such that, in at least one switching state, at least one switchable fluid channel is formed between the valve components, and at least one part of a surface of at least one of the first valve component and the second valve component is provided with a coating containing gold and/or platinum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Darijo Zeko, Thomas Ortmann
  • Publication number: 20230194008
    Abstract: A fluidic valve includes a valve seat, a valve sealing body placeable at the valve seat when the fluidic valve is closed and being displaced with respect to the valve seat when the fluidic valve is open, a force transmission element coupled with the valve sealing body, and an actuator mechanism configured for actuating the force transmission element for triggering the valve sealing body to carry out an additional movement different from an opening movement and a closing movement of the valve sealing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Joachim-Richard Wagner, Clemens Plachetka
  • Publication number: 20220168670
    Abstract: A degasser for at least partially degassing a gas-containing liquid, in particular for a sample separation device, includes a liquid accommodation volume for accommodating the gas-containing liquid during degassing, a negative pressure chamber in which a negative pressure, compared to the liquid accommodation volume, is to be generated, a gas permeable membrane separating the liquid accommodation volume from the negative pressure chamber and arranged so that ultrasound forces at least part of gas of the gas-containing liquid to move through the membrane by a combination of the negative pressure and the ultrasound, and an ultrasound source including an electroactive material and configured for generating ultrasound for actuating the gas-containing liquid and/or the gas permeable membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 2, 2022
    Inventors: Clemens Plachetka, Tony Ziegler, Joachim-Richard Wagner
  • Publication number: 20210389285
    Abstract: A fluid supply device for providing a mobile phase for a sample separating device includes, a supply conduit for providing a fluid which forms at least a part of the mobile phase, a fluid valve which is fluidically coupled with the supply conduit and, depending on its switching state, enables or prevents a passing of the fluid from the supply conduit, an elastic buffer unit which is fluidically coupled upstream of the fluid valve with the supply conduit and which is configured for buffering the fluid, and a fluid conveying unit for conveying the fluid which passes the fluid valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Publication date: December 16, 2021
    Inventors: Clemens Plachetka, Konstantin Shoykhet, Tony Ziegler, Joachim-Richard Wagner, Manfred Berndt
  • Patent number: 10914394
    Abstract: A fluidic valve for switching between different fluid coupling states includes a stator having at least one fluidic stator interface, a rotor having at least one fluidic rotor interface, wherein the rotor is rotatable relative to the stator to thereby switch the fluidic valve between a plurality of different fluid coupling states between the at least one fluidic stator interface and the at least one fluidic rotor interface, and a force transmission mechanism configured for pressing the stator and the rotor together by a contactless force transmission to provide for a fluid tight sealing between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Manfred Berndt
  • Publication number: 20200276728
    Abstract: A microfluidic component for a sample separation apparatus includes a component body including ceramic and at least one microfluidic structure in the component body. The component body is manufactured by additive manufacturing, in particular by three-dimensional printing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Inventors: Darijo Zeko, Tony Ziegler, Thomas Ortmann
  • Publication number: 20190390788
    Abstract: A fluid valve for a sample separation apparatus includes a first valve component and a second valve component, which are adjacent to one another and movable relative to one another. The valve components are configured such that, in at least one switching state, at least one switchable fluid channel is formed between the valve components, and at least one part of a surface of at least one of the first valve component and the second valve component is provided with a coating containing gold and/or platinum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Darijo Zeko, Thomas Ortmann
  • Publication number: 20190178411
    Abstract: A fluidic valve for switching between different fluid coupling states includes a stator having at least one fluidic stator interface, a rotor having at least one fluidic rotor interface, wherein the rotor is rotatable relative to the stator to thereby switch the fluidic valve between a plurality of different fluid coupling states between the at least one fluidic stator interface and the at least one fluidic rotor interface, and a force transmission mechanism configured for pressing the stator and the rotor together by a contactless force transmission to provide for a fluid tight sealing between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Manfred Berndt
  • Patent number: 10302213
    Abstract: A fluidic valve for switching between different fluid coupling states includes a stator having at least one fluidic stator interface, a rotor having at least one fluidic rotor interface, wherein the rotor is rotatable relative to the stator to thereby switch the fluidic valve between a plurality of different fluid coupling states between the at least one fluidic stator interface and the at least one fluidic rotor interface, and a force transmission mechanism configured for pressing the stator and the rotor together by a contactless force transmission to provide for a fluid tight sealing between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Manfred Berndt
  • Patent number: 10254257
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge protected device for conducting a fluid through at least one lumen includes a tubing having a hollow interior defining the at least one lumen. The tubing includes an electrically conductive section configured for conducting electric charge, generated within the at least one lumen when the fluid flows through the at least one lumen, away from the at least one lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Stefan Falk-Jordan
  • Publication number: 20170108140
    Abstract: A fluidic valve for switching between different fluid coupling states includes a stator having at least one fluidic stator interface, a rotor having at least one fluidic rotor interface, wherein the rotor is rotatable relative to the stator to thereby switch the fluidic valve between a plurality of different fluid coupling states between the at least one fluidic stator interface and the at least one fluidic rotor interface, and a force transmission mechanism configured for pressing the stator and the rotor together by a contactless force transmission to provide for a fluid tight sealing between the stator and the rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Manfred Berndt
  • Publication number: 20170003256
    Abstract: An electrostatic discharge protected device for conducting a fluid through at least one lumen includes a tubing having a hollow interior defining the at least one lumen. The tubing includes an electrically conductive section configured for conducting electric charge, generated within the at least one lumen when the fluid flows through the at least one lumen, away from the at least one lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Tony Ziegler, Stefan Falk-Jordan
  • Publication number: 20070181702
    Abstract: A heating system for preheating a fluid. The heating system comprises a heating unit with a heating flow path; wherein the heating unit is adapted to be operated at a first temperature and to provide a heat transfer between the heating unit and the fluid passing through the heating flow path, with the heat transfer not being sufficient for heating up the fluid passing through the heating flow path to the first temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Inventor: Tony Ziegler
  • Patent number: 7118351
    Abstract: The invention discloses a micropump having heating elements in which an essentially pulsed operation of the heating elements occurs by means of a control unit. The pulsed operation of the heating elements enables an exact control of the flow rate. With the aid of the control unit it is possible to keep the flow rate constant over a long period of days or to change the flow rate rapidly and precisely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlo Effenhauser, Herbert Harttig, Tony Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20030215334
    Abstract: The invention discloses a micropump having heating elements in which an essentially pulsed operation of the heating elements occurs by means of a control unit. The pulsed operation of the heating elements enables an exact control of the flow rate. With the aid of the control unit it is possible to keep the flow rate constant over a long period of days or to change the flow rate rapidly and precisely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Carlo Effenhauser, Herbert Harttig, Tony Ziegler