Patents by Inventor Torsten Schulz

Torsten Schulz 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: 10365276
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of particles. In particular, the invention relates to devices for the detection of particles, comprising a reaction chamber formed within a chamber body between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is located opposite to the first surface, and one or more displacers, wherein the distance between the first surface and the second surface is variable via the one or more displacers at least in one or more parts of the surface area of the first surface and/or second surface. The invention also relates to corresponding methods for the detection of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Ralf Bickel, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich, Jens Tuchscheerer
  • Patent number: 10337897
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an ultrasound flow rate measurement apparatus is provided, wherein at least one pocket for an ultrasonic transducer is manufactured from the outside in a line wall of a line section in which a fluid flows in operation and an ultrasonic transducer is arranged in the pocket, wherein the ultrasonic transducer has an oscillating body that couples to a part region of the line wall and that acts as a membrane of the ultrasonic transducer capable of vibration. In this respect, a manufacturing step of the pocket has a drilling procedure and a coupling piece is manufactured with the pocket and is arranged between the membrane and the oscillating body after the insertion of the ultrasonic transducer and its cross-section is smaller than the cross-section of the oscillating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SICK ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Schulz, Jörg Schneider, Torsten Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20190153550
    Abstract: A device comprising a rigid substrate, a flexible cover element at least partially covering the substrate, a first structure formed in the substrate, adapted for accommodating liquids and adapted for releasing contents of one or more cells, spores, or viruses, the contents including the target molecules, a second structure formed in the substrate, adapted for accommodating liquids and comprising at least one binding member adapted for capturing the target molecules and for determining a value indicative of the presence and/or amount of the target molecules, a micro fluidic network interconnecting at least the first structure and the second structure, and an actuator member adapted for effecting a fluid flow between the first structure and the second structure by pressing the flexible cover element against the substrate to selectively close a portion of the micro fluidic network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Katrin Steinmetzer, Eugen Ermantraut, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Kaiser, Thomas Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20190056322
    Abstract: A method for the transformation of material (e.g. plastic material) into an optically modulating state via laser radiation is described. The optically modulating state may be a state in which light is emitted at a different wavelength than it is absorbed. The plastic material to may be a thermoplastic or elastomeric material, or an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate and polycycloolefin. The laser radiation may comprise the application of an amount of energy of about 0.1 nJoule/?m2 to about 100 ?Joule/?m2 and/or may comprise a radiation of a wavelength of about 355 nm to about 1064 nm. The optically modulating state of the plastic material may absorb light in a wavelength spectrum of about 380 nm to about 540 nm and/or a wavelength spectrum of about 635 nm to about 655 nm. The optically modulating state of the plastic material may emit light in a wavelength spectrum of about 550 nm to about 800 nm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Torsten SCHULZ, Daniel WEICHERDING
  • Publication number: 20190004054
    Abstract: A method for assaying a sample for each of multiple analytes is described. The method includes contacting an array of spaced-apart test zones with a liquid sample (e.g., whole blood). The test zones disposed within a channel of a microfluidic device. The channel is defined by at least one flexible wall and a second wall which may or may not be flexible. Each test zone comprising a probe compound specific for a respective target analyte. The microfluidic device is compressed to reduce the thickness of the channel, which is the distance between the inner surfaces of the walls within the channel. The presence of each analyte is determined by optically detecting an interaction at each of multiple test zones for which the distance between the inner surfaces at the corresponding location is reduced. The interaction at each test zone is indicative of the presence in the sample of a target analyte.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Thomas Kaiser, Jens Tuchscheerer, Vico Beier, Torsten Schulz, Anke Wostemeyer
  • Patent number: 10167525
    Abstract: A method includes forming a composition of matter including an amount of a reporter compound, a binding member capable of capturing the reporter compound, and an amount of a target nucleic acid capable of forming complexes with the reporter compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Katrin Steinmetzer, Eugen Ermantraut, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Kaiser, Thomas Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20180346881
    Abstract: The present invention provides a basal cell culture medium and a feed medium with novel amino acid ratios and/or iron choline citrate as iron carrier that result in improved performance of mammalian cell culture processes, such as CHO cultivation and protein production processes, in particular in increased product titer (e.g. of monoclonal antibodies). Also provided are methods for culturing mammalian cells and producing a protein of interest using said basal cell culture medium and optionally feed medium. The invention also provides for a medium platform that comprises (i) the basal cell culture medium and (ii) the feed medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Christoph CLEMENS, Jochen SCHAUB, Marie LINK, Peter SCHORN, Torsten SCHULZ
  • Publication number: 20180135116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the detection of analytes. In particular, the invention relates to methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of analytes, comprising a microarray on a substrate, onto which probe molecules are immobilized on array elements, said microarray being disposed on a first surface of the device; and a detection chamber formed between the first surface including the microarray disposed thereon and a second surface, wherein the distance between the microarray and the second surface is variable, and wherein the second surface has a displacement structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Emantraut, Ralf Bickel, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9952153
    Abstract: A method for the transformation of material (e.g. plastic material) into an optically modulating state via laser radiation is described. The optically modulating state may be a state in which light is emitted at a different wavelength than it is absorbed. The plastic material to may be a thermoplastic or elastomeric material, or an organic polymer selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, polycarbonate and polycycloolefin. The laser radiation may comprise the application of an amount of energy of about 0.1 nJoule/?m2 to about 100 ?Joule/?m2 and/or may comprise a radiation of a wavelength of about 355 nm to about 1064 nm. The optically modulating state of the plastic material may absorb light in a wavelength spectrum of about 380 nm to about 540 nm and/or a wavelength spectrum of about 635 nm to about 655 nm. The optically modulating state of the plastic material may emit light in a wavelength spectrum of about 550 nm to about 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Torsten Schulz, Daniel Weicherding
  • Publication number: 20180088115
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of particles. In particular, the invention relates to devices for the detection of particles, comprising a reaction chamber formed within a chamber body between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is located opposite to the first surface, and one or more displacers, wherein the distance between the first surface and the second surface is variable via the one or more displacers at least in one or more parts of the surface area of the first surface and/or second surface. The invention also relates to corresponding methods for the detection of particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Ralf Bickel, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich, Jens Tuchscheerer
  • Publication number: 20180085751
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for performing assays, especially for determining the presence and/or amount of one or more analytes. In particular, the invention relates to a device for the detection of analytes, comprising a reversibly compressible matrix located between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is located opposite to the first surface, and wherein the distance between the first surface and the second surface is variable. The invention also relates to a corresponding method using such a device for the detection of one or more species of analytes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ellinger, Daniel Weicherding
  • Patent number: 9925536
    Abstract: A device comprising a rigid substrate, a flexible cover element at least partially covering the substrate, a first structure formed in the substrate, adapted for accommodating liquids and adapted for releasing contents of one or more cells, spores, or viruses, the contents including the target molecules, a second structure formed in the substrate, adapted for accommodating liquids and comprising at least one binding member adapted for capturing the target molecules and for determining a value indicative for the presence and/or amount of the target molecules, a microfluidic network interconnecting at least the first structure and the second structure, and an actuator member adapted for effecting a fluid flow between the first structure and the second structure by pressing the flexible cover element against the substrate to selectively close a portion of the microfluidic network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Thomas Kaiser, Torsten Schulz, Katrin Steinmetzer, Thomas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9891226
    Abstract: A method for assaying a sample for each of multiple analytes is described. The method includes contacting an array of spaced-apart test zones with a liquid sample (e.g., whole blood). The test zones disposed within a channel of a microfluidic device. The channel is defined by at least one flexible wall and a second wall which may or may not be flexible. Each test zone comprising a probe compound specific for a respective target analyte. The microfluidic device is compressed to reduce the thickness of the channel, which is the distance between the inner surfaces of the walls within the channel. The presence of each analyte is determined by optically detecting an interaction at each of multiple test zones for which the distance between the inner surfaces at the corresponding location is reduced. The interaction at each test zone is indicative of the presence in the sample of a target analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Thomas Kaiser, Jens Tuchscheerer, Vico Baier, Torsten Schulz, Anke Wostemeyer
  • Patent number: 9880702
    Abstract: In one example, a content navigation interface apparatus includes display logic for displaying selections for accessing a first entry of a content structure and a second entry of the content structure, wherein the second entry is a sub-entry of the first entry. The apparatus further including selection logic for determining the second entry for display based on a user characteristic (e.g., history, user profile, etc.). The first entry may be associated with a first level of a hierarchical content structure, and the second entry associated with a second level of the hierarchical content structure. In one example, the first entry is associated with a broad content category and the second entry associated with content, such as a media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Torsten Both, Christian Lindholm, Bernd Scheibe, Torsten Schulz
  • Patent number: 9791441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of particles. In particular, the invention relates to devices for the detection of particles, comprising a reaction chamber formed within a chamber body between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is located opposite to the first surface, and one or more displacers, wherein the distance between the first surface and the second surface is variable via the one or more displacers at least in one or more parts of the surface area of the first surface and/or second surface. The invention also relates to corresponding methods for the detection of particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Ralf Bickel, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich, Jens Tuchscheerer
  • Patent number: 9731292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for performing assays, especially for determining the presence and/or amount of one or more analytes. In particular, the invention relates to a device for the detection of analytes, comprising a reversibly compressible matrix located between a first surface and a second surface, wherein the second surface is located opposite to the first surface, and wherein the distance between the first surface and the second surface is variable. The invention also relates to a corresponding method using such a device for the detection of one or more species of analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ellinger, Daniel Weicherding
  • Publication number: 20170058334
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reaction vessel, a device and a method for detecting specific interactions between molecular target and probe molecules. The present invention especially relates to a reaction vessel which has a shape and size typical of a laboratory reaction vessel and in which a supporting element with probe molecules immobilised thereon on predetermined regions is arranged on its base surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Clondiag Chip Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Schulz, Eugen Ermantraut, Ralf Ehricht, Klaus- Peter Mobius, Gerd Wagner, Joachim Fischer, Thomas Ellinger
  • Patent number: 9580745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to devices and methods for the detection of analytes. In particular, the invention relates to methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of analytes, comprising a microarray on a substrate, onto which probe molecules are immobilized on array elements, said microarray being disposed on a first surface of the device; and a detection chamber formed between the first surface including the microarray disposed thereon and a second surface, wherein the distance between the microarray and the second surface is variable, and wherein the second surface has a displacement structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Eugen Ermantraut, Ralf Bickel, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich
  • Publication number: 20160237482
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for the detection of specific interactions between probe and target molecules. In particular, the invention relates to methods for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of targets, including: introducing a sample containing targets into a reaction chamber formed between a first surface of the device and a second surface of a device, which is preferably located opposite to the first surface, wherein the distance between the first and the second surface is variable; and detecting the targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Applicant: CLONDIAG GMBH
    Inventors: Ralf Bickel, Alexandra Dworrak, Thomas Ellinger, Eugen Ermantraut, Torsten Schulz, Thomas Ullrich
  • Patent number: 9367832
    Abstract: For providing synchronization of image data among diverse devices and applications, exemplary systems include a direct client application providing a user interface operable to allow a user to organize image data according to albums, and to select one or more albums for synchronization with one or more server interfaces that provide various image data manipulation, sharing, and features related thereto. Systems also include an intermediary system to assist in synchronization of select albums with handheld devices, and a notification server to provide scalable notifications of album updates made at server interfaces by users. Exemplary methods include steps providing for selection, from direct client applications, of albums to synchronize with devices, including handheld devices, and various steps of providing updates and notifications among appropriate system components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Martin, Venkatachary Srinivasan, Jerald J. Singh, Marco Boerries, Torsten Schulz