Patents by Inventor Werner Beck

Werner Beck 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: 20190247560
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices for the extracorporeal treatment of a patient having a complement factor related disease. The devices are adapted to remove said complement factors from the blood or blood plasma of a patient in need. The disclosure further relates to extracorporeal circuits comprising such devices and methods for the treatment of a patient suffering from a complement factor related disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Markus Storr, Michael Hulko, Bernd Krause, Werner Beck, Angelito Bernardo
  • Patent number: 10251979
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an implantable access device and a method for preparing the device. According to the invention the device comprises a shape memory base structure with a biological substructure suitable for cell adhesion, cell engraftment and proliferation for use in transferring and transporting fluid mixtures (blood, suspensions, drug formulations, emulsions, cell suspensions) in/into/out of a human or animal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Andrea Schnell, Bernd Wittner, Claudia Hildwein, Ruth Dietrich, Reinhold Deppisch, Doris Deppisch, Werner Beck
  • Publication number: 20170165616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to semipermeable membranes which are suitable for blood purification, e.g. by hemodialysis, which have an increased ability to remove larger molecules while at the same time effectively retaining albumin. The membranes are characterized by a molecular retention onset (MWRO) of between 9.0 kD and 14.5 kD and a molecular weight cut-off (MWCO) of between 55 kD and 130 kD as determined by dextran sieving curves and can be prepared by industrially feasible processes excluding a treatment with salt before drying. The invention therefore also relates to a process for the production of the membranes and to their use in medical applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Adriana BOSCHETTI-DE-FIERRO, Manuel VOIGT, Bernd KRAUSE, Markus HORNUNG, Markus STORR, Heinrich BEHR, Werner BECK, Carina ZWEIGART, Reinhold BUCK, Philipp HERBST, Joachim LOERCHER, Arnd WOCHNER
  • Publication number: 20170165615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dialyzer comprising a bundle of semipermeable hollow fiber membranes which is suitable for blood purification, wherein the dialyzer has an increased ability to remove larger molecules while at the same time it is able to effectively remove small uremic toxins and efficiently retain albumin and larger proteins. The invention also relates to using said dialyzer in hemodialysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Markus HORNUNG, Bernd KRAUSE, Markus STORR, Philipp HERBST, Arnd WOCHNER, Adriana BOSCHETTI-DE-FIERRO, Manuel VOIGT, Carina ZWEIGART, Joachim LOERCHER, Reinhold BUCK, Heinrich BEHR, Werner BECK
  • Patent number: 9468119
    Abstract: A housing element for a control unit housing has one or more first edge sections for contact with a second edge section of a second housing element allocated to the control unit housing an intermediate layer of sealant is able to be hardened with the assistance of air moisture, whereas at least one of the first edge sections features at least one recess for the communication of the sealant in the state of contact of the housing elements with air containing the air moisture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Werner Beck
  • Patent number: 9278385
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a workpiece 1, 2 uses a forming tool 4, 5 having a cavity 3. An embossing element 6 profiled on at least one surface is arranged on at least one surface of the forming tool 4, 5 for producing a surface structure, and with the profile of the embossing tool 6 is imparted to the surface of the workpiece 1, 2 during a forming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, FormTech GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Schreiber, Werner Beck
  • Patent number: 8827654
    Abstract: A compressor blade 1 of a gas-turbine engine has a flow-exposed leading edge 2. A component 3, made of wear-resistant material and featuring a higher erosive wear resistance than the base material, is attached to at least part of a length of the leading edge 2 The component 3 forming the flow-exposed leading edge 2 is strip-shaped, has an essentially rectangular cross-section and, with reference to a sectional plane perpendicular to the radial direction, is arranged only on an inflow side of the compressor blade profile in a partial area of a sectional surface of the inflow area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Formtech GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Schreiber, Werner Beck
  • Patent number: 8821906
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a biocompatible polymer composition for an article comprising a surface intended to contact blood, tissue, skin, epithelial layers, wounds, cells in culture fluids, body fluids, dialysis fluids, therapeutic fluids, or mixtures thereof for removal or infusion. The invention also relates to a method for the preparation of an article comprising the biocompatible polymer composition and a use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Reinhold Deppisch, Ruth Dietrich, Werner Beck, Andrea Schnell, Bernd Wittner
  • Patent number: 8771215
    Abstract: A machine (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a device (2) for ultrafiltration of a liquid through a semi-permeable membrane (3) of a blood treatment device (4), a first sensor (11) for ultrafiltration rate through the membrane, a second group of sensors (13) for measuring a trans-membrane pressure, an infusion line (16) with an infusion pump (17) and a programmed controller (14) for calculating a maximum infusion rate as a function of the transmembrane pressure. The machine is suitable for kidney failure treatments, such as hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration. In a relatively short time the machine enables a large quantity of corporeal blood to be removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Cambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Claudio Tonelli, Bernd Wittner, Werner Beck, Helmut Hildwein, Reinhold Deppisch, Jonas Svensson, Bjorn Ericson
  • Publication number: 20140166332
    Abstract: This invention relates to a housing element (10) for a control unit housing (1) comprising one or more first edge sections (11) for contact with a second edge section (21) of a second housing element (20) allocated to the control unit housing (1) with the intermediate layer of the sealant (2) that is able to be hardened with the assistance of air moisture, whereas at least one of the first edge sections (11) features at least one recess (13) for the communication of the sealant (2) in the state of contact of the housing elements (10, 20) with air containing the air moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Werner Beck
  • Patent number: 8454564
    Abstract: A device for applying a lock solution in a catheter or other access system comprises a syringe (302) having an expulsion arrangement (305, 311) for expelling the lock solution from the device, said expulsion arrangement including a plunger (305) arranged in a housing (304), further comprising a sterile connector (303) for connecting the syringe (302) to the catheter. The connector (303) is arranged to engage a tip (307) of the expulsion arrangement (305, 311) tightly when the syringe (302) is inserted in the connector (303). The connector (303) is arranged to prevent the tip (307) of the expulsion arrangement (305, 311) from entering the catheter. The tip (307) is frangible. A method of applying a lock solution in a catheter or other access system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Reinhold Deppisch, Werner Beck, Ruth Dietrich, Björn Frederik Seidler, Andrea Schnell, Claudia Hildwein
  • Patent number: 8427431
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating element for operating a device, especially an X-ray apparatus, in the form of a touch screen, said touch screen has a touch sensitive screen surface an is provided with a calibration routine for calibrating the touch screen. The invention is characterized in that during a start-up phase of the apparatus, the touch screen is configured in such a manner that it can be used as an activation element for activating the calibration routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Beck, Klaus Bühler, Franz Meissner
  • Publication number: 20120305487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating anemia especially in an EPO resistant hemodialysis patient, comprising hemodialysis with a high cut-off dialysis membrane, wherein the hemodialysis membrane is characterized in that it has a molecular weight cut-off in water, based on dextran sieving coefficients, of between 90 and 200 kD and a molecular weight retention onset in water, based on dextran sieving coefficients, of between 10 and 20 kD, and a ?MW of between 90 and 170 kD. The invention further relates to a high cut-off hemodialysis membrane for the treatment of anemia in hemodialysis patients, especially EPO resistant hemodialysis patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Werner Beck, Juan Bosch
  • Publication number: 20120292126
    Abstract: A method for processing at least one surface element wherein at least one layer of a deformable, medium-tight material is respectively attached to each side of the surface element, inserts the surface element and attached deformable layers between at least two molding tool parts and applies a pressure to at least one area of a surface section of the inserted surface element in response to a predetermined shaping temperature by introducing a medium between one of the deformable layers and a first molding tool part. The pressure acts directly against the deformable layer so that the surface element together with the deformable layers is shaped into at least one adjacent cavity of a second molding tool part due to the pressure created. A possibility of molding surface elements, which can currently not be shaped via gas pressure, into complex geometries, namely into spatially bent geometries, is created with this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: FORMTECH GMBH
    Inventor: Werner BECK
  • Patent number: 8312789
    Abstract: A foot pedal module (1) including an enclosure (3), a rotor (11), a foot pedal (15), two springs (17, 19) and a circuit board (33). The enclosure (3) has a trunnion (5), an outer ring (29) and a cover (39) for accommodating and protecting the rotor (11). The rotor (11) is linked with a bushing (7), a tappet, a lever (13), two haptic springs (17, 19), two damping elements (21, 23) and a driving element (27). The circuit board (33) carries an inductor array (25) which are designed as flat coils and located opposite the damping elements (21, 23). The foot pedal (15) is linked to the lever (13) and bushing (7) by a ball joint (35) and a socket (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventor: Werner Beck
  • Patent number: 8289718
    Abstract: A connector for electrical and mechanical interconnection of first and second mechanically adjacent modules with one another. The first module includes a first electrical connector and an alignment pin and the second module includes a printed circuit board floatingly and displacably mounted on the second module with at least one alignment hole aligned for alignment with the alignment pin of the first module and a second electrical connector aligned for engagement with a corresponding first electrical connector of the first module. During assembly, the alignment pin of the first module engages the alignment hole of the second module and displaces the printed circuit board to align the second electrical connector with the first electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schober, Werner Beck, Thomas Deichler
  • Publication number: 20120106096
    Abstract: A connector for electrical and mechanical interconnection of first and second mechanically adjacent modules with one another. The first module includes a first electrical connector and an alignment pin and the second module includes a printed circuit board floatingly and displacably mounted on the second module with at least one alignment hole aligned for alignment with the alignment pin of the first module and a second electrical connector aligned for engagement with a corresponding first electrical connector of the first module. During assembly, the alignment pin of the first module engages the alignment hole of the second module and displaces the printed circuit board to align the second electrical connector with the first electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHOBER, Werner BECK, Thomas DEICHLER
  • Publication number: 20120095381
    Abstract: A machine (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a device (2) for ultrafiltration of a liquid through a semi-permeable membrane (3) of a blood treatment device (4), a first sensor (11) for ultrafiltration rate through the membrane, a second group of sensors (13) for measuring a trans-membrane pressure, an infusion line (16) with an infusion pump (17) and a programmed controller (14) for calculating a maximum infusion rate as a function of the transmembrane pressure. The machine is suitable for kidney failure treatments, such as hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration. In a relatively short time the machine enables a large quantity of corporeal blood to be removed from the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Claudio TONELLI, Bernd WITTNER, Werner BECK, Helmut HILDWEIN, Reinhold DEPPISCH, Jonas SVENSSON, Bjorn ERICSON
  • Patent number: 8105260
    Abstract: A machine (1) for extracorporeal blood treatment comprises a device (2) for ultrafiltration of a liquid through a semi-permeable membrane (3) of a blood treatment device (4), a first sensor (11) for ultrafiltration rate through the membrane, a second group of sensors (13) for measuring a trans-membrane pressure, and a programmed controller (14) for calculating a maximum ultrafiltration rate as a function of the transmembrane pressure. The machine is suitable for kidney failure treatments, such as hemofiltration and hemodiafiltration. In a relatively short time the machine enables a large quantity of corporeal blood to be removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Claudio Tonelli, Bernd Wittner, Werner Beck, Helmut Hildwein, Reinhold Deppisch, Jonas Svensson, Bjorn Ericson
  • Publication number: 20120017663
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a workpiece 1, 2 uses a forming tool 4, 5 having a cavity 3. An embossing element 6 profiled on at least one surface is arranged on at least one surface of the forming tool 4, 5 for producing a surface structure, and with the profile of the embossing tool 6 is imparted to the surface of the workpiece 1, 2 during a forming process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicants: FORMTECH GMBH, ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Karl SCHREIBER, Werner BECK