Patents by Inventor Werner Schwarze

Werner Schwarze 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: 20120041346
    Abstract: A system for directing shock waves splits the shock waves into a plurality of components that are reflected or combined in multiple focal points arranged along a common focal line. The system comprises a rotationally symmetrical body, and the common focal line corresponds with a line of symmetry of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventor: Werner SCHWARZE
  • Patent number: 7871047
    Abstract: In a fixture for spatial positioning of a device, in particular a device for a medical application, that is supported in a pivoting arrangement on a holding device or the like by means of an arm, quick and easy alignment of the device in relation to a person's treatment area is provided. This alignment is achieved in that a ring-shaped holding body is attached to the free end of the arm, that a spherical outer jacket surface is provided on the device with the surface enclosed wholly or in part by the holding body, and that the outer jacket surface of the device is held in the holding body and can be pivoted relative to the holding body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: AST GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan, Andreas Martin
  • Publication number: 20100004568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a treatment device (1) for a device (2) for producing shock waves (4) that are especially suitable for medical use. Said device comprises a housing (3), in which the device (2) for producing shock waves (4) is arranged, a focusing device (5) in which the housing (3) is inserted and which is sealed from the exterior in a liquid-tight manner by a membrane (10), a bellows structure or the like, a liquid (6) with which the focusing device (5) is filled and which encloses the device (2) for producing shock waves (4), and a conduit (7) through which the liquid (6) can be supplied to and discharged from the focusing device (5). The aim of the invention is to allow gases which naturally occur in the water or gas which is produced by the shock wave production to be chemically bound or to be reconverted to water. For this purpose it is e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan
  • Publication number: 20090326421
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for producing shock waves (2), especially for medical use. Said device comprises a housing (3), being penetrable to the shock waves (2), at least one pair of electrodes (4), arranged in the interior of the housing (3), between which respective voltages for producing shock waves (2) can be adjusted, and a liquid (5), surrounding the electrodes (4) and consisting entirely or partially of a plurality of water molecules (H2O). The aim of the invention is to substantially improve the efficiency and the service life of the device (1). For this purpose, the production of hydrogen, oxygen and hydroxide ions between the electrode lips (4) is not impeded. More specifically, the aim of the invention is to provide a device (1) which prevents hydrogen (6) from escaping, which stores it and allows its complete back reaction to water molecules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan
  • Patent number: 7610079
    Abstract: A system or apparatus 2 for visually displaying and treating a treatment volume 100 located in a human or animal body 1 is disclosed wherein the treatment volume 100 is detected by a location finding imaging instrument 10 and displayed on a monitor 12 and a treatment instrument 20 is preferably oriented in response to the visual display to direct a treatment path 25 which is visually displayed superimposed onto the treatment volume 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: AST GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan
  • Publication number: 20090216160
    Abstract: A system for directing shock waves splits the shock waves into a plurality of components that are reflected or combined in multiple focal points arranged along a common focal line. The system comprises a rotationally symmetrical body, and the common focal line corresponds with a line of symmetry of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Applicant: AST GMBH
    Inventor: Werner Schwarze
  • Publication number: 20090014607
    Abstract: In a fixture (1) for spatial positioning of a device (2), in particular a device for medical application, that is supported in a pivoting arrangement on a holding device (5) or the like by means of an arm (6), quick and easy alignment of the device (2) in relation to a person's treatment area should be guaranteed. This is achieved in that a ring-shaped holding body (11) is attached to the free end of the arm (6), that a spherical cup-shaped outer jacket surface (13) is provided on the device (2) with the surface enclosed wholly or in part by the holding body (11) and that the outer jacket surface (13) of the device (2) is held in the holding body (11) and can be pivoted relative to the holding body (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: AST GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan, Andreas Martin
  • Publication number: 20080033287
    Abstract: A system or apparatus 2 for visually displaying and treating a treatment volume 100 located in a human or animal body 1 is disclosed wherein the treatment volume 100 is detected by a location finding imaging instrument 10 and displayed on a monitor 12 and a treatment instrument 20 is preferably oriented in response to the visual display to direct a treatment path 25 which is visually displayed superimposed onto the treatment volume 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Applicant: AST GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Hugo Stephan
  • Publication number: 20060277801
    Abstract: In an insole (1) for the massage or orthopedic treatment of human feet (2) that is arranged in a shoe (3), it should be possible completely to remove the bacteria, fungus and fungal spores transferred to the insole without thereby impairing the shape or the functions of the insole (1). This is achieved in that the insole (1) consists of a thermoplastic elastomer material and that the material is heat-resistant to such an extent that insole can be sterilized using hot steam or pressurized hot steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Publication date: December 14, 2006
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Rolf Radel
  • Patent number: 6186963
    Abstract: A device for generating acoustic shock waves, comprising at least two electrodes which form a spark discharge gap G in a fluid volume and a reflector for the acoustic shock waves generated during the spark discharge made of an electrically conductive material, and wherein the power to one of the electrodes is supplied by way of the reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: HMT Holding AG
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Walter Uebelacker
  • Patent number: 6080119
    Abstract: Acoustic shock waves for medical uses are generated by an electrical discharge between two electrodes, which are mounted in a liquid medium. A catalyst is added to the liquid medium in the area of the electrodes; this catalyst partially or completely catalytically converts the gas which forms upon application of the voltage to the electrodes back into its original state or partially or completely prevents the formation of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2000
    Assignee: HMT Holding AG
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Walter Uebelacker, Axel Voss
  • Patent number: 6036661
    Abstract: An apparatus for administering ultrasonic shockwaves for medical use includes treatment head for focussing acoustic shockwaves at concretions in human bodies. Clinical treatment often requires two or more treatment heads or several different types of treatment heads with different power requirements to produce fragmentation of concretions. Connectors attached to treatment head cables are provided with electronics containing codes for identifying the type and characteristics of each treatment head and for transmitting that date to a power supply unit. A microprocessor in the power supply unit uses the data provided by the treatment head to automatically deliver the appropriate power ensuring that the treatment head will deliver the correct ultrasonic dose.In another embodiment, electronics are embedded in the treatment heads to provide the same function as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: HMT Holding AG
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Walter Uebelacker, Reiner Schulthesis, Ruediger Bolze, Norbert Brill
  • Patent number: 5692509
    Abstract: A process for therapeutic treatment of changes in human or animal bones which cause a boundary surface gap with a width of less than 5 millimeters to form between the bone and an acoustically reflective body such as an implant, a tooth or a bone fragment. The process include a first step of locating the desired boundary surface gap by means of a locating device; next the body of the patient is exposed to acoustical shock waves through the surface of the skin after focusing the shock waves on the boundary surface gap. Vibrations are generated in the bone surfaces, the surfaces of the acoustically reflecting body, and at the gap by multiple reflections of the generated shock waves. The preferred device for carrying out the process uses a therapy head to generate and focus acoustic shock waves in a predetermined direction. The shock waves are conducted through the surface of the skin into the body of the patient by a coupling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: HMT High Medical Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Voss, Werner Schwarze, Reiner Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 5595178
    Abstract: A process for therapeutic treatment of changes in human or animal bones which cause a boundary surface gap with a width of less than 5 millimeters to form between the bone and an acoustically reflective body such as an implant, a tooth or a bone fragment. The process include a first step of locating the desired boundary surface gap by means of a locating device; next the body of the patient is exposed to acoustical shock waves through the surface of the skin after focusing the shock waves on the boundary surface gap. Vibrations are generated in the bone surfaces, the surfaces of the acoustically reflecting body, and at the gap by multiple reflections of the generated shock waves. The preferred device for carrying out the process uses a therapy head to generate and focus acoustic shock waves in a predetermined direction. The shock waves are conducted through the surface of the skin into the body of the patient by a coupling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 21, 1997
    Assignee: HMT High Medical Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Voss, Werner Schwarze, Reiner Schultheiss
  • Patent number: 5313954
    Abstract: An apparatus for shockwave treatment of a patient, includes a shockwave generator and a detector of a cardiac signal which corresponds to the cardiac action of the patient. During the shockwave treatment, complications to the patient are prevented by the provision of an analyzer for determining extrasystoles in the cardiac signal, a frequency determining circuit which determines the frequency of occurrence of extrasystoles, and a control device responsive to the frequency determining circuit which controls the shockwave generator in dependence on the frequency of occurrence of extrasystoles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Joachim Voss
  • Patent number: 5037872
    Abstract: There is described the use of substituted N-trichloromethyl thiodicarboximides in combination with N,N'-substituted bis-(2,4-diamino-s-triazin-6-yl)-oligosulfides in vulcanizable rubber mixtures in order to improve the vulcanization characteristics and such rubber mixtures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1991
    Assignee: Federal Republic of Germany
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Siegfried Wolff, Horst Lambertz
  • Patent number: 4905672
    Abstract: A process and device for treating pathological neoformations. The process is carried out by thrombosis formation in blood vessels by means of shock waves. The method is particularly effective for treating the neoformations with minimal effect upon healthy tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Dornier Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Walter Brendel
  • Patent number: 4905671
    Abstract: A method of inducing bone growth which comprises directing energy in the form of acoustic shock waves to a site where bone growth is desired, the amount of energy applied being sufficient to produce bleeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: Dornier Medizintechnik Gmbh
    Inventors: Theodor A. Senge, Klaus-Dieter Richter, Werner Schwarze
  • Patent number: 4673741
    Abstract: The invention is directed to bis-(2-ethylamino-4-diethylamino-s-triazine-6-yl)-tetrasulfide and a process for its production from the corresponding mercaptotriazine. The compound of the invention is employed in vulcanizable mixtures as a cross-linker or as vulcanization accelerator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1987
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Werner Schwarze, Siegfried Wolff, Hans Remmel, Horst Lambertz
  • Patent number: 4636550
    Abstract: The invention is directed to vulcanizable halogen rubber mixtures which contain 2-sec.amino-4,6-dimercapto-s-triazine, silica, and optionally carbon black.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Degussa AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Wolff, Werner Schwarze, Heinz Grewatta