Patents by Inventor Winfried Brehm

Winfried Brehm 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: 10905814
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a hemodialysis device or a peritoneal dialysis device includes a computation device, may be configured with an image-based support system, a method and/or a computer program for generating displayed instructional information for operation of the medical device. The computation device accesses a graphic memory on which instructional information is stored in a structured format having separately addressable sequences. An identification signal identifies individual sequences for dynamic display based on control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Publication number: 20200384175
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis machine having two hydraulic connectors at the dialyzate side to which a respective connection line having a filter coupling is connected for connection to a dialyzer, with the hydraulic connectors being an inflow connector for feeding fresh dialysis liquid to the dialyzer and a backflow connector for draining consumed dialyzate from the dialyzer, and having two parking positions associated with the respective hydraulic connectors for storing the filter couplings when not in operation, wherein the filter couplings of both hydraulic connectors are equipped with a connection sensor which recognizes a connecting of the filter coupling to a dialyzer and/or that both parking positions are provided with separate covers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen HÄCKER, Peter SCHEUNERT, Oliver BOND, Winfried BREHM, Martin KALSER
  • Publication number: 20200384179
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dialysis machine having two hydraulic connectors at the dialyzate side to which a respective connection line having a filter coupling is connected for connection to a dialyzer, with the hydraulic connectors being an inflow connector for feeding fresh dialysis liquid to the dialyzer and an outflow connector for draining consumed dialyzate from the dialyzer, and having two parking positions associated with the respective hydraulic connectors for storing the filter couplings when not in operation, wherein the inflow connector and the parking position associated with the outflow connector are arranged spaced apart from one another at the machine and the length of the connection line connected to the inflow connector is smaller than this spacing, and wherein the outflow connector and the parking position associated with the inflow connector are arranged spaced apart from one another at the machine and the length of the connection line connected to the outflow connector is smaller than th
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen HÄCKER, Oliver BOND, Winfried BREHM
  • Patent number: 10661071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hose clamp for a blood treatment device, wherein the hose clamp has a housing (4) and an electromagnetically driven compression piece (1), with the electromagnetic drive of the compression piece (1) being configured such that the compression piece (1) is opened against a mechanical restoring force (A) in a state of the hose clamp with an applied current and is closed by the mechanical restoring force (A) in a currentless state of the hose clamp; wherein the hose clamp has, in addition to the electromechanical drive, a mechanical actuator (5) with which the compression piece (1) can be opened manually against the mechanical restoring force (A) in the currentless state of the hose clamp; and wherein the contact elements (6, 7) of the actuator (5) and of the compression piece (1) are configured such that they form a mechanical connection between the actuator (5) and the compression piece (1) after an opening of the compression piece (1) in the currentless state, said connection prevent
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Gerhard Wiesen, Karsten Fischer
  • Patent number: 10471197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for a container with a spiking solution for individual adjustment of dialysis solutions and/or dialysis concentrates. The connector ensures a contamination-free introduction of the spiking solution into the container of the dialysis solution and/or of the dialysis concentrate and reliable labeling of same as soon as the original contents have been altered by adding a spiking solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Patent number: 10449282
    Abstract: A combination includes a container having a connecting portion, and a fluid preparation device, in particular a dialysis machine. The fluid preparation device is configured for mounting and connecting the connecting portion of the container. The fluid preparation device includes at least one line in fluid communication with an interior of the container in the connected position of the container. The container is filled with a first medium, and includes a reservoir containing a second medium. The fluid preparation device includes a rod-shaped element for opening the reservoir so that the first medium and the second medium are mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Publication number: 20190314568
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a hemodialysis device or a peritoneal dialysis device includes a computation device, may be configured with an image-based support system, a method and/or a computer program for generating displayed instructional information for operation of the medical device. The computation device accesses a graphic memory on which instructional information is stored in a structured format having separately addressable sequences. An identification signal identifies individual sequences for dynamic display based on control data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Patent number: 10441711
    Abstract: A device and a method facilitate connecting a vial to a container or to a fluid, line, and transferring the contents of the vial to the container or to the fluid line. The device has a connecting device, a first holder for accommodating the connecting device, a second holder for accommodating the vial, and an actuating means. The connecting device includes an annular housing, an inside part having at least one puncture device, and a tube connection. The annular housing is configured to be rotatable about the inside part so as to function as a valve, so that by rotation of the annular housing, flow paths of the connecting device can be opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Martin Kaiser, Massimo Fini, Alain Veneroni
  • Publication number: 20190269810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device, in particular a blood treatment device and in particular a dialysis machine, having at least one handle arrangement, in particular a handle arrangement for a door, wherein the handle arrangement has at least one handle that is configured in ring shape; and wherein the handle arrangement furthermore has at least one disinfection unit that works with light, preferably with UV light, and that is arranged to disinfect the handle, with the handle arrangement furthermore having at least one drive unit that is configured to move the handle along the disinfection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Winfried BREHM
  • Publication number: 20180353746
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hose clamp for a blood treatment device, wherein the hose clamp has a housing (4) and an electromagnetically driven compression piece (1), with the electromagnetic drive of the compression piece (1) being configured such that the compression piece (1) is opened against a mechanical restoring force (A) in a state of the hose clamp with an applied current and is closed by the mechanical restoring force (A) in a currentless state of the hose clamp; wherein the hose clamp has, in addition to the electromechanical drive, a mechanical actuator (5) with which the compression piece (1) can be opened manually against the mechanical restoring force (A) in the currentless state of the hose clamp; and wherein the contact elements (6, 7) of the actuator (5) and of the compression piece (1) are configured such that they form a mechanical connection between the actuator (5) and the compression piece (1) after an opening of the compression piece (1) in the currentless state, said connection prevent
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Gerhard WIESEN, Karsten FISCHER
  • Publication number: 20170304531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for connecting a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line and transferring the contents of a vial [1] to a container or to a fluid line, wherein the device has a first holder [4] which is suitable for accommodating a connecting device [8], a second holder [5] which is suitable for accommodating a vial [1], an actuating means [7] and a connecting device [8] which consists of an annular housing [13], an inside part [12] having at least one puncture device [14] and a tube connection [16], wherein the annular housing [13] of the connecting device [8] can be constructed to be rotatable about the inside part [12] in the function of a valve, so that by rotation of the housing [13] the flow paths of the connecting device [8] can be opened and closed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Martin KAISER, Massimo FINI, Alain VENERONI
  • Publication number: 20170021078
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combination of a container comprising a connecting portion and of a fluid preparation device, in particular a dialysis machine, which fluid preparation device is suitable for mounting and connecting the connecting portion of the container, wherein the fluid preparation device comprises at least one line which is in fluid communication with the interior of the container at least in the connected position of the container, the container being filled with a first medium, wherein the combination and preferably container comprises a reservoir containing a second medium, wherein the fluid preparation device comprises means for opening the reservoir so that the first and second medium are mixed with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Philippe LAFFAY, Benoit LUAIRE
  • Patent number: 9470341
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Thierry Dupin, Ilona Eggert, Thomas Faulhaber, Thomas Graf, Phillippe Laffay
  • Publication number: 20160213831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for a container with a spiking solution for individual adjustment of dialysis solutions and/or dialysis concentrates. The connector ensures a contamination-free introduction of the spiking solution into the container of the dialysis solution and/or of the dialysis concentrate and reliable labeling of same as soon as the original contents have been altered by adding a spiking solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventor: Winfried BREHM
  • Patent number: 9291305
    Abstract: A holder for mounting a shelf on an infusion stand of a medical device, for example, a dialysis machine, has a surface element that is connectable to the infusion stand, a shelf carrier that is integral with an outer edge of the surface element, and a holder supporting element. With this holder, a shelf surface for utilitarian objects on the dialysis machine is made available to the user. A shelf which is to be fastened on the infusion stand is necessary in particular with dialysis machines whose display screen in not integrated into the machine housing but instead is attached to the infusion stand. The surface of the machine in this case can no longer be used as a shelf surface. The holder can be mounted and removed easily without the assistance of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Publication number: 20140230923
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried BREHM, Thierry DUPIN, Ilona EGGERT, Thomas FAULHABER, Thomas GRAF, Phillippe LAFFAY
  • Patent number: 8617134
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Thierry Dupin, Ilona Eggert, Thomas Faulhaber, Thomas Graf, Philippe Laffay
  • Publication number: 20130030388
    Abstract: For the examiner's convenience, a clean text version of the replacement abstract (114 words) is presented below: A blood treatment machine has a housing and a blood treatment module to hold components of an extracorporeal blood circulation. The machine simplifies access to a securing means for securing objects, in particular containers such as bags containing medicinal fluids, that is attached to a rod-shaped means attached to the blood treatment machine. Vertical and horizontal directions are defined by the orientation of the housing during the use of the blood treatment machine. The rod-shaped means has at least one first section and a second section, whereby the axial extent in the second section runs in a different direction than in the first section. In another embodiment, the rod-shaped means has a cropped course.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: WINFRIED BREHM
  • Patent number: 8257294
    Abstract: A blood treatment machine has a housing and a blood treatment module to hold components of an extracorporeal blood circulation. The machine simplifies access to a securing means for securing objects, in particular containers such as bags containing medicinal fluids, that is attached to a rod-shaped means attached to the blood treatment machine. Vertical and horizontal directions are defined by the orientation of the housing during the use of the blood treatment machine. The rod-shaped means has at least one first section and a second section, whereby the axial extent in the second section runs in a different direction than in the first section. In another embodiment, the rod-shaped means has a cropped course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Publication number: 20110125127
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a container with a fluid preparation device for preparing a fluid, in particular a container with a concentrate for the preparation of dialysis fluid, as well as the combination of the connector, the corresponding container and the fluid preparation device. In order to simplify the handling during both the manufacturing process of such containers and the connection of such containers to the fluid preparation devices, the connector connects a first and second fluid line of the container with a third and fourth fluid line of the fluid preparation device with two laterally spaced-apart mounting elements which each incorporate one of two orifices terminating the first and second fluid lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Thierry Dupin, Ilona Eggert, Thomas Faulhaber, Thomas Graf, Phillippe Laffay