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Pipe lining material for use for at least two predefined pipeline nominal widths

The invention relates to a pipeline lining material for use for at least two, preferably three, predefined pipeline nominal widths, comprising an elastic round knitted material, which is knitted under pretension so as to contract to an untensioned diameter of +/−10% of the smallest predefined pipeline nominal width after being knitted, and comprising an elastically flexible film tube arranged around the round knitted material. The pipe lining material can be expanded by at least 50% in the transverse direction under a pressure of maximally 0.7 bar, at which the untensioned round knitted material maximally has a diameter that is reduced by 55% compared to the round knitted material under pretension.. ... Braun Gmbh

Hand blender blade with milling edge

A hand blender containing a blade arrangement for a domestic appliance for cutting and comminuting food containing a rotatable blade with a hub which lies at a center of rotation of the blade for receiving a shaft. The blade includes at least one cutter which extends radially and which has a cutting edge that lies on a front side in the rotational direction and defines a circular cutting zone when circulating. ... Braun Gmbh

Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising all-round display

An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising a control unit and a display device, wherein the apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment is equipped with a person locating and identifying device and the person locating and identifying device and the display device are in contact of information exchange with each other via the control unit and the person locating and identifying device is adapted to obtain and to process information about the position of a person being located in the environment of the apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, and the display device is adapted to display on a display information in response to the position of the person so that it is visible from the position of the person.. . ... Braun Gmbh

Catheter devices with integrated tubing management mechanism and related methods

Catheter devices with a tube management system are described. The catheter devices can have a catheter hub, a port extending from the catheter hub, a needle hub, a septum for controlling fluid flow from the port to a distal opening of the catheter hub, and a flexible tubing extending from the port. ... Braun Gmbh

Balloon catheter having an insertion aid for a guide wire

A protective sleeve for a balloon catheter includes an insertion aid for a guide wire. The insertion aid is integrated in the protective sleeve at a distal end of the protective sleeve. ... Braun Gmbh

Shaver motor speed control

The invention is related to a drive control for driving a dc motor of an electrical household appliance, in particular a hair cutting device such as an electric razor, shaver or epilator, at constant rotational speed.. . ... Braun Gmbh

Vibration motor for an electric hand-held appliance

Vibration motor for an electric hand-held appliance provided with a first drive element, a second drive element and at least one spring element coupling the first drive element to the second drive element. In order to achieve many different forms of vibration, the at least one spring element is arranged such that the second drive element can oscillate in a first direction with a first resonance frequency and can oscillate in a second direction with a second resonance frequency. ... Braun Gmbh

Seat base assembly and latching assembly for a rear-entry vehicle

A latch assembly of a seat is provided in a vehicle. The latch assembly includes a base including a first pin and a second pin. ... Braun Gmbh

Vehicle ramp latch

A ramp assembly with an inboard ramp section, an outboard ramp section pivotally coupled to the outboard ramp section, a knob coupled to one of the inboard ramp section or the outboard ramp section, a ramp latch coupled to the other of the inboard ramp section or the outboard ramp section, the ramp latch comprising, an elongated shaft extending from a proximal section towards a distal section, a first arcuate jaw extending from the distal section away from the elongated shaft, a second arcuate jaw extending from the distal section away from the elongated shaft, the first and second arcuate jaw defining an opening therebetween, and wherein the knob is selectively positionable at least partially within the opening.. . ... Braun Gmbh

Oral care implement

An oral-care implement having a housing extending along a longitudinal-extension direction, a functional element mounted at the housing for driven motion relative to the housing, a motion-transmitter element disposed within the housing and extending along the longitudinal-extension direction. The motion-transmitter element has a first coupling portion coupled with the functional element. ... Braun Gmbh

Suspension assembly for a rear entry vehicle

A suspension assembly for a vehicle modified to transport an individual using a wheelchair. The modified vehicle includes a lowered floor having an inclined portion to accommodate a ramp. ... Braun Gmbh

Parallelogram arm vehicle lift

A lift for transferring a user to and from a vehicle, the lift including a lift platform for receiving the user, the lift platform being arcuately movable between a first position and a second position; a vertical arm coupled to the lift platform, the vertical arm having a profile that is progressively convex along the entire length of the vertical arm; and a pair of parallel arms extending from the vertical arm, wherein each of the parallel arms is pivotally coupled to a bracket mounted to the vehicle; wherein the vertical arm has a generally u-shaped cross-section that forms a channel configured to receive at least a portion of the pair of parallel arms.. . ... Braun Gmbh

Overtravel hinge

An overtravel hinge for a sliding door of a vehicle. The overtravel hinge expands from a collapsed condition, to a partially deployed condition, and to a fully deployed condition. ... Braun Gmbh

Implement with telescopically movable stem for stirring or comminuting food

An implement for stirring or comminuting, containing a drive motor arranged in a motor housing, a stem, in which a shaft connected to the drive motor in a rotationally rigid manner is mounted, and which is divided into an inner and an outer assembly, wherein the outer assembly has a shield at an end remote from the motor housing, and a working part surrounded by the shield, wherein the shaft is guided in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly and the inner assembly is axially movable relative to the outer assembly. The working part is fixedly connected to the stem and is mounted in an axially immovable manner in the inner assembly, such that the working part can move in relation to the shield.. ... Braun Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180099123

Catheter device with needle guard

The present disclosure relates to a catheter device comprising a catheter hub in which a valve member is disposed, a needle fixed in a needle hub, the needle extending through the valve member in the catheter hub in a ready position, and a tubular receptacle in which the needle hub is displaceably guided and biased by a spring in a proximal direction relative to the receptacle, wherein the needle hub is releasably held in the ready position in the receptacle against the force of the spring by frictional force between needle circumference and catheter or catheter hub, which frictional force is reduced on retraction of the needle through the catheter hub such that the force of the spring prevails.. . ... Braun Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180099081

Apparatus and method for measuring recirculation

An apparatus for measuring recirculation using thermodilution during extracorporeal blood treatment including a temperature varying unit arranged to cyclically heat and/or cool blood in a venous tube segment of the blood tube system for a quasi-continuous recirculation measurement; and a detecting device configured to measure a variation of a physical parameter resulting from the heating and/or cooling. The detecting device is arranged to detect, in a case free from recirculation, a first physical parameter and to detect, in a case afflicted with recirculation, a physical parameter varied by the cooling and/or heating of the blood by the temperature varying unit as a second physical parameter in the blood tube system. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180091317

Embedding protected memory access into a rfid authentication process based on a challenge-response mechanism

A rfid tag (501), reader (502) and protocol allow a protected read operation in a two-step tag authentication with cipher-block cryptography. A challenge-response mechanism using a shared secret symmetric key (638) for tag authentication includes a challenge and information to read data from a tag's memory (637). ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180091019

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for a pivoting about the second rotary axis. The driven shaft is indirectly coupled to the drive shaft by a gear mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting motion of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180091018

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device includes an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin eccentrically thereto, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted for pivoting motion. The driven shaft is coupled to the drive shaft by a scotch yoke mechanism, converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting motion of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180087633

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for performing a pivoting about the second rotary axis. The driven shaft is coupled to the drive shaft by a gear mechanism having a scotch yoke mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting motion of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180087632

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for performing a pivoting about the second rotary axis. The driven shaft is coupled to the drive shaft by a gear mechanism including a scotch yoke mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating motion of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180087631

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device includes a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin eccentrically connected to the drive shaft, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis and mounted in the housing for a pivoting movement. The driven shaft is coupled to the drive pin by a gear mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into the reciprocating pivoting of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180086578

Modified k-member of suspension assembly and method of modification thereof

A k-member for a passenger vehicle includes a body, a first cross member coupled to the body, and a second cross member coupled to the body at a location rearward of the first cross member. The first and second cross members are coupled transversely with respect to the body. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085956

Beard trimmer

A beard trimmer which has a handle, a motor and a removable head portion. The head portion has first long hair cutter unit for trimming the hair length that is provided with a non-foil type outer cutter and an inner cutter. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085955

Electric shaver

The present invention generally relates to cleaning and washing shavers with water or other fluids. More particularly, the present invention relates to electric shavers comprising a handle portion, a shaver head supported by said handle portion and including at least one drivable cutter element, and at least one rinse opening for rinsing water through the interior of said shaver head.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085954

Electric shaver

The present invention generally relates to cleaning and washing shavers with water or other fluids. More particularly, the present invention relates to electric shavers comprising a handle portion, a shaver head supported by said handle portion and including at least one drivable cutter element, and at least one rinse opening for rinsing water through the interior of said shaver head. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085953

Electric shaver

An electric shaver provided with at least one cutter unit, a drive unit for driving said at least one cutter unit and a display device for displaying information, wherein said drive unit, when being active, is operable in different operation modes, wherein a mode input element is provided for switching the drive unit into different operation modes.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085952

Electric shaver

Electric shaver provided with at least one cutter unit, a drive unit for driving said at least one cutter unit and a display device for displaying information, wherein said drive unit, when being active, is operable in different operation modes, wherein a mode input element is provided for switching the drive unit into different operation modes.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085951

Electric shaver

The present invention relates to electric shavers, handpieces of such shavers and a method of manufacturing such electric shavers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a shaver set comprising a plurality of electric shavers.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085950

Electrically driven device

An electric shaver with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft having a second rotary axis. The driven shaft is indirectly coupled to the drive shaft by a gear mechanism capable of converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating motion of the driven shaft.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085949

Electrically-driven device constructed to receive a plurality of attachments

An electrically-driven device includes a handle and a head, wherein the head includes a head base coupled to the handle and movable in at least two dimensions relative to the handle and a first head attachment and a second head attachment, wherein each one of the first and second head attachments are releaseably engageable, one at a time, with the head base, each one of the first and second head attachments includes a skin treatment implement constructed to treat skin or a cutting unit constructed to cut hair, and the first head attachment is different from the second head attachment.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085948

Electrically-driven razor

An electrically-driven razor includes a handle and a slim, lightweight head. The handle includes a housing, a motor, a transmission, at least one driven shaft, and a coupling. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085947

Electrically driven device

An electrically driven device provided with a housing, an electric motor with a drive shaft having a first rotary axis and a drive pin connected to the drive shaft eccentrically with respect to the rotary axis, and a driven shaft mounted in the housing for performing a pivoting is disclosed. The driven shaft is indirectly coupled to the drive shaft by means of a gear mechanism converting a rotary motion of the drive shaft into a reciprocating pivoting motion of the driven shaft. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085946

Beard trimmer

A beard trimmer having a handle, a motor and a head portion. The head portion comprises at least a first long hair cutter unit for trimming hair that is provided with a first outer cutter and a first inner cutter.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085945

Beard trimmer

A beard trimmer which has a handle, a motor and a removable head portion. The head portion comprises at least a first long hair cutter unit for trimming the hair length that is provided with a first, non-foil type outer cutter and a first inner cutter.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085944

Beard trimmer

A beard trimmer having a handle, a motor and a head portion. The head portion has a rotary cutting unit for trimming hair that is provided with a first outer cutter and a first inner cutter.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085943

Beard trimmer

An electric hair cutting kit comprises a handle with a motor for driving a beard trimmer head portion and a shaver head portion. The shaver head portion is attachable to the handle and has at least a first shaver unit, which is provided with a first foil-type outer shaver cutter and a first inner shaver cutter.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085942

Electric shaver

Multipurpose personal care appliance to which different types of tooling elements such as a long-hair cutter, a short-hair cutter and a skincare unit can be attached.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085941

Electric shaver

The present invention relates to an electric shaver. More particularly, the present invention relates to an electric shaver comprising a handle and a shaver head including at least one cutter unit having a drivable cutter element and a shear foil, wherein said shaver head is connected to said handle by means of a support structure which in some cases may provide for some movability of the shaver head relative to the handle. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085940

Electric shaver

Electric shaver provided with a handle and a shaver head including at least one drivable cutter element, wherein said shaver head is connected to said handle by means of a support structure providing for a swivel and/or tilting axis about which said shaver head may swivel or tilt relative to said handle, wherein said support structure includes a pair of link arms forming a four-joint linkage with each link arm having a head joint connected to a shaver head part and a handle joint connected to the handle or a base part connected thereto.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085939

Electric shaver

Electric shaver provided with a handle and a shaver head including at least one drivable cutter element, wherein said shaver head is connected to said handle by means of a support structure providing for a swivel and/or tilting axis about which said shaver head may swivel or tilt relative to said handle, wherein said support structure includes a pair of link arms forming a four-joint linkage with each link arm having a head joint connected to a shaver head part and a handle joint connected to the handle or a base part connected thereto.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085938

Electric shaver

Electric shaver provided with a handle and a shaver head including at least one cutter element, wherein said shaver head is connected to said handle by means of a support structure providing for a swivel and/or tilting axis about which said shaver head may swivel or tilt relative to said handle, wherein said cutter element is drivable by a drive unit in an oscillating manner along a cutter oscillation axis, said drive unit including an elongated drive transmitter coupled to said cutter element.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085937

Electric shaver

The invention refers to an electric shaver comprising a shaver housing, a shaver head and at least one cartridge mounted in or on said shaver housing. The adaption of the cutter element to the contour of the skin to be shaved is improved by permitting at least one additional movement of the at least one cutter unit relative to the shaver head.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085936

Shaver coupling and electrical shaver with coupling

The invention refers to a coupling for transmitting a driving movement from an oscillating transmitter of an electric shaver to a cutter element.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085935

Electric shaver

The invention refers to an electric shaver with a first cutter element and a second cutter element which are movable relative to each other in an oscillating manner along a first horizontal cutter oscillation axis. Each cutter unit is mounted in the cartridge pivotably about a second horizontal tilting axis and axially displaceably parallel to a vertical axis. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085934

Electric shaver

The present invention relates to an electric shaver comprising a shaver housing, a shaver head including at least one cutter element drivable by a drive unit in an oscillating manner along a cutter oscillation axis and a non-cutting auxiliary function element for applying an auxiliary skin treatment other than hair cutting to a skin portion to be shaved, said auxiliary function element having an applicator head positioned aside the cutter element. The shaver head and/or the at least one cutter element is supported pivotably relative to the auxiliary function element at least about a pivot axis parallel to the cutter oscillation axis.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085933

Beard trimmer

A beard trimmer which has a handle, a motor and a removable head portion. The head portion has at least a first long hair cutter unit for trimming hair. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085561

Safety device for a hollow medical needle

Method, system and device involving a needle device with a needle safety element with improved stable structure. A frame can surround the needle safety element to provide added stiffening of the needle safety element. ... Braun Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085511

Method and apparatus for premixing dialysate

An apparatus for premixing fluids to form dialysate for an extracorporeal blood treatment includes at least a first feed portion for supplying at least a first fluid from at least a first fluid reservoir, at least a second feed portion for supplying at least a second fluid from at least a second fluid reservoir, a premixing portion being configured to premix fluids supplied via the feed portions in counter flow to form a fluid mixture and at least one drain portion for draining the fluid mixture premixed in the premixing portion as dialysate. A method carries out appropriate steps. ... Braun Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180080163

Industrial washer door locking mechanism and system

This disclosure is directed to an industrial washer permitting operation only when secured. In exemplary embodiment, a body including a cylinder is located inside a stationary tub weldment, the cylinder defines a plurality of inner compartments and including a plurality loading openings, each loading opening is dimensioned to permit the placement of laundry within a respective inner compartment of the plurality of inner compartments; a cylinder door is configured to move between an open position and a closed position within the stationary tub weldment, the cylinder door covering at least one the plurality of loading openings in the closed position; a sensor is disposed on the stationary tub weldment; a sensor target bracket is mounted on the cylinder door; and a sensor target is positioned on the sensor target bracket such that the sensor only detects the sensor target when the cylinder door is in the closed position.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078457

Sterile container comprising sterile barrier separate from primary package and method of manufacturing sterile container

A sterile container including at least one hollow fiber filter module, especially dialyzer, which is accommodated in a hermetically sealed holding volume of a primary package and includes a blood compartment delimited by a blood inlet opening and a blood outlet opening, wherein a plurality of hollow fiber filter modules is arranged in the primary package and the sterile barrier of the blood compartment of each hollow fiber filter module inside the primary package is implemented by caps which close the blood inlet opening and the blood outlet opening of each hollow fiber filter module. A method of manufacturing such sterile container is also disclosed.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180071510

Medical fluid control device and a particulate filter for same

A medical fluid control device with a fluid flow housing has at least one attachment port for attaching and removing an external medical fluid-guiding component and at least one connection port for connecting to a further functional component of the medical fluid conduction system, and with an adjustment member for controlling a flow of fluid relative to the at least one attachment port and/or the at least one connection port. A particulate filter with a pore width of between 2 μm and 15 μm is integrated in the attachment port.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180065097

Compounding device, system, kit, software, and method

An exemplary manifold for a pharmaceutical ingredient compounding device can include a housing, at least one primary intake port including a primary valve to permit or block passage of at least one primary ingredient through the manifold, and a plurality of secondary intake ports. A first channel can be in fluid communication with the at least one primary valve and include an outlet port configured to outlet the at least one primary ingredient from the manifold. ... Braun Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180056249

Sieve-like filter unit for cartridge-shaped receptacle

A sieve-like filter unit, especially for a cartridge-shaped receptacle, which is arranged on a connecting port/connector of the receptacle and is designed to withhold undissolved powder and/or solid particles present in the receptacle, comprising at least two openings each being composed of at least two connected part recesses, wherein each individual opening in its entirety is formed to be extending in a non-linear manner.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180055987

Detecting device for a medium inside a tube portion

A detecting device for a medium inside a tube portion comprises at least one light source being arranged at a first position relative to the tube portion adapted to be transilluminated with light and being configured to irradiate light onto the tube portion, a detector unit being arranged at a second position relative to the tube portion and being configured to receive light from the at least one light source passed through the tube portion and to analyze a medium inside the tube portion in a spatially resolving manner, and a homogenizing device being arranged at a position between the at least one light source and the tube portion and being configured, for detecting and quantifying differences in brightness due to local differences of the medium inside the tube portion, to create a homogenous and/or isotropic distribution of the light from the at least one light source before the light enters into the tube portion.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180055733

End cap for cartridge-shaped receptacle

An end cap which is prepared for being fastened, especially attached, to an especially pipe socket-type connecting port of a cartridge-shaped receptacle and in a mounted state serves for sealing the connecting port, including a top surface portion, a shell surface portion being connected, especially perpendicularly and cylindrically, to the top surface portion, and a flange portion connected to the shell surface portion, the flange portion including and/or forming a sealing portion, by which the end cap can be fixed and sealed to the cartridge-shaped receptacle, and a predetermined breaking/tearing portion, at which the end cap tears and/or breaks in a predefined manner when the end cap is removed from the cartridge-shaped receptacle.. . ... Braun Gmbh

03/01/18 / #20180055719

Massage device

The present disclosure is concerned with a massage device having a massage pad being made from an elastic material and having a base with a convex base surface, and at least one massage projection extending from the base surface, which massage projection having a base and a tip having a tip center, and a hard carrier, the massage pad being connected with the hard carrier at its circumference and a clearance being provided between the massage pad and the hard carrier at least in a center region of the massage pad, wherein the clearance is being structured so that the massage pad can deform into a concave state at least in the center region.. . ... Braun Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180051394

Reel changing device and reel changing method

A reel changing device is described for reeling fiber bundles from a fiber strand exiting a spinning device, including at least a first reel carrier and a second reel carrier on each of which a reel suited for winding up the fiber strand is arranged and which are movably received and guided in at least a first reel guide and a second reel guide so that the reels are adapted to be positioned one after another in an exit direction of the fiber strand so as to enable, in the case of a reel change, the fiber strand to be directly transferred from the first reel arranged on the first reel carrier to the second reel arranged on the second reel carrier. Moreover, a reel changing method in such reel changing device is described.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180050187

Medical fluid control device for a medical fluid line system

A medical fluid control device for a medical fluid line system includes a fluid flow housing with at least one connection port for connecting to a further functional component of the fluid line system and which has an injection port with an openable closure element, and also having an adjustment member which is mounted movably in the fluid flow housing and which has flow channel sections which, depending on an adjustment position of the adjustment member, can be moved toward the at least one connection port and/or the injection port for a fluid throughflow. Assigned to at least one flow channel section of the adjustment member and/or to the injection port is at least one mechanical flow acceleration mechanism which assists with inside flushing of the injection port during a fluid throughflow.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180050145

Apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising a monitor unit

An apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment includes a body and a monitor unit fixed in the tilt direction which includes a display unit. The apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment may be configured as a dialysis machine including a housing for accommodating operational components for the extracorporeal blood treatment. ... Braun Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180050144

Method and system for postdialytic determination of dry weight

A method for determining the dry weight of a patient after dialysis therapy, wherein the patient's blood volume is monitored and blood volume values are output. The blood volume values are recorded and evaluated for a predetermined period of time after reaching an ultrafiltration volume appropriately predetermined for the patient, wherein the dry weight of the patient then is determined on the basis of the rate of change of the blood volume during the predetermined period of time.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/22/18 / #20180050121

Method and apparatus for sterilizing a dialyzer

An apparatus for sterilizing a dialyzer for extracorporeal blood treatment includes a pulsed electric field generator arranged for generating a pulsed electric field penetrating the dialyzer received between a first electrode and a second electrode, when a pulsed electric voltage is applied between the first electrode and the second electrode of the generator. A method of sterilizing a dialyzer for extracorporeal blood treatment adapted to be executed using the apparatus incorporates, in a process for preparing or manufacturing the dialyzer, at least the steps of generating a pulsed electric field using a predetermined number of electric pulses of defined electric voltage, defined pulse duration and defined pulse-off time between the pulses, and applying the pulsed electric field to the dialyzer.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180043323

Compounding device, system, kit, software, and method

An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a transfer set and junction structure that has a junction body, a first inlet port located at a first portion of the junction body, a second inlet port located at a second portion of the junction body, and an outlet port located at a third portion of the junction body. A mixing chamber can be located between the outlet port and both the first inlet port and second inlet port, the mixing chamber configured to mix fluid received from both the first inlet port and second inlet port and to deliver the fluid to the outlet port. ... Braun Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180043074

Peristaltic pump having rotatory play

A peristaltic pump for an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, especially for a dialysis machine, for conveying fluid in the apparatus is disclosed. The peristaltic pump includes a rotor driven by a drive shaft, the rotor interacting with an elastically deformable fluid line so as to form a cross-sectional constriction which is displaced along the fluid line for conveying fluid by rotation of the rotor, wherein the rotor is coupled to the drive shaft by a coupling structure so as to transmit a torque, wherein the coupling structure couples the rotor and the drive shaft with a play in the direction of rotation relative to each other.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/15/18 / #20180043073

Peristaltic pump comprising modular casing

A peristaltic pump for an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, especially for a dialysis machine, for delivering fluid in the apparatus is disclosed. The peristaltic pump includes a rotor driven to rotate about a rotor axis and a pump casing surrounding the rotor at least in part and including a supporting surface being configured to be curved around the rotor axis, wherein an elastically deformable fluid line is adapted to be positioned between the rotor and the supporting surface and is deformed between the rotor and the supporting surface while forming a cross-sectional constriction for fluid delivery by rotation of the rotor, the pump casing having a modular design and including a supporting surface module forming the supporting surface and a casing module adapted to be coupled to the former and surrounding the rotor at least in part.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/08/18 / #20180038139

Rear entry latch assembly

A motor vehicle having a body, for transporting a wheelchair-confined passenger, and a rear liftgate, for providing ingress and egress for the passenger. The motor vehicle includes a tailgate frame operatively connected to the body and disposed adjacently to the rear liftgate. ... Braun Gmbh

01/25/18 / #20180021116

Brush head and electric toothbrush

A brush head for an electric toothbrush comprises an attachable housing and a carrier having a mounting side and mounted for driven oscillatory rotational motion around a rotation axis that extends through a center point on the carrier's mounting side. Each of the tufts has a tufting area of at least about 2.0 mm2. ... Braun Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180019650

Linear motor and electric device with linear motor

A linear motor includes an armature mounted for driven linear oscillation substantially along a longitudinal direction; a secondary mass mounted for linear oscillation substantially along the longitudinal direction; and a coupling unit for coupling the armature and the secondary mass. The coupling unit includes at least two coupling spring assemblies and at least a coupling element, the coupling spring assemblies being arranged in planes perpendicular to the longitudinal direction and being spaced apart from each other, and the coupling element being fixedly connected with the coupling spring assemblies.. ... Braun Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180015216

Extracorporeal blood treatment machine comprising leakage detection and method of detecting leakages in dialysis fluid systems

The invention relates to an extracorporeal blood treatment machine, such as a dialysis machine, comprising leakage detection as well as to a method of detecting leakages in the dialysis fluid circuit of a dialysis machine, wherein at least part of the dialysis fluid system to be monitored in terms of leakage is accommodated in a hermetically sealed housing and the housing is or can be ventilated in a controlled manner, and wherein a parameter, such as the air humidity of the air flowing into the housing is compared to a corresponding parameter, preferably air humidity of the air flowing out of the housing.. . ... Braun Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180015215

Display device for medical apparatus

A display device for a medical apparatus including a projection surface arranged on the medical apparatus and configured to present a predetermined display content in a way visible to a user of the medical apparatus, and a projection device arranged on the medical apparatus and configured to project the predetermined display content from a rear side of the projection surface onto the projection surface. The projection surface and the projection device are configured as a head-up display unit for visual field presentation of the display content, and the medical apparatus may be an apparatus for carrying out extracorporeal blood treatment including the display device.. ... Braun Gmbh

01/18/18 / #20180014921

Personal hygiene implement

A replacement toothbrush head includes a movable functional element comprising either a piston or a piston chamber; and a fixation element comprising either a piston when the movable functional element comprises a piston chamber; or a piston chamber when the movable functional element comprises a piston. The piston chamber engages the piston to form a pump; and the movable functional element is structured and configured to oscillate relative to the fixation element.. ... Braun Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180001074

Connection device for a medical fluid conduit system

A connection device includes a connection body which has a hose adapter and a connector piece for releasably fastening a further fluid conduit component or fluid storage component. The connection body is coaxially surrounded by a securing sleeve. ... Braun Gmbh

01/04/18 / #20180000219

Epilation device measuring contact force and comprising a feedback unit

There is provided an epilation device for removing body hair with at least one epilation unit. In particular, an epilation barrel, having a plurality of pairs of tweezers for pinching and pulling out hairs from the skin. ... Braun Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170368700

Cutter head for personal care appliances

An electric shaver having a cutter head with a plurality of cutting rotors driven by a drive train connectable to a motor. The number of tooling rotors is significantly increased while at the same time the size of the tooling rotors is significantly reduced, thus being able to define an approximately smooth surface by the front faces of the tooling rotors.. ... Braun Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170368699

Cutter head for personal care appliances

The present invention relates a tool head for a personal care appliance, including a plurality of tool rotors rotatably supported about rotor axes and a drive train for rotatably driving said tooling rotors from a motor, wherein such drive train includes: an input crank element having connection means for connecting to a drive shaft, a transmitter element configured to be driven by said input crank element, and output crank elements configured to be driven by said transmitter element to rotate about said rotor axis.. . ... Braun Gmbh

12/28/17 / #20170367761

Skin treatment device

The invention relates to a skin treatment device comprising a handle with an energy supply, an application head with at least one heat source comprising at least one semiconductor light source, and at least one heat sink comprising cooling fins. The heat sink is located remote from the heat source within the handle. ... Braun Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170354941

Compounding device system, software and method for controlling the process of compounding admixtures

An exemplary compounding method of controlling a compounding device to prepare an admixture of at least two distinct material sources can include examining material source solutions for incompatibility of the ingredients and operating a first and a second pump to prevent one of the incompatible source solutions from entering a common flow path. The processing method can detect degradation of a fluid line by evaluating one or more of calibration error rate data, cumulative volumetric flow data, or cumulative pump operation data. ... Braun Gmbh

12/14/17 / #20170354750

Treatment chamber made in light-weight construction

A treatment chamber, preferably a medical treatment chamber for treating articles, preferably medical articles, devices and equipment, more particularly within the scope of sterilizing processes, including a treatment compartment which is surrounded by a lower wall element, a plurality of lateral wall elements and an upper wall element, wherein the treatment compartment is hermetically sealed or sealable for generating a desired internal pressure therein and can be temperature-controlled for generating a desired internal temperature therein, wherein at least one of the wall elements is formed of at least one hollow chamber section is disclosed.. . ... Braun Gmbh

12/07/17 / #20170348544

Skin treatment device

The present disclosure is concerned with a skin treatment device having at least a first led, at least a first controllable current source, in particular a first controllable constant current source, for driving the first led, a control unit for controlled switching of at least the first controllable current source between a first state in which current is provided to the first led and a second state in which no current is provided to the first led, and at least a first current sensor that is connected or connectable with the first led so that the first current sensor and the first led form a current path at least in the second state of the first controllable current source.. . ... Braun Gmbh

12/07/17 / #20170348451

Packaging device for medical products to be sterilized or having been sterilized comprising internal fixation

A packaging device including a receiving compartment for medical products to be sterilized or having been sterilized, the receiving compartment being sealable in a sterile manner; a carrier for hanging and/or guiding and/or handling the packaging device, wherein the carrier extends into the interior of the receiving compartment and includes at least one accurately fitting mount for a section of a medical product to be sterilized or having been sterilized. Also, secondary packaging for accommodating a plurality of such packaging devices.. ... Braun Gmbh

11/30/17 / #20170340793

Method for producing dialyzer comprising a bundle of hollow fibers and method for producing hollow fiber

A method for producing a hollow fiber pre-product for a dialysis membrane is disclosed. The dialysis membrane includes a distribution of the pore sizes which follows an exponential function such as an e-function. ... Braun Gmbh

11/23/17 / #20170333627

Through-flow regulating device for a hose line of a medical infusion system

A through-flow regulating device for a hose line of a medical infusion system having at least one rotationally movable clamping member which, in the mounted state, is operatively connected to the hose line and which can be manually adjusted relative to a hose section of the hose line in order to change a fluid through-flow rate of the hose section. Two clamping members mounted in a rotationally movable manner are provided, which flank a jacket of the hose section on opposite sides, and at least one clamping member has a circumferential contour which is formed, at least in sections, in an eccentric manner relative to an axis of rotation of the clamping member.. ... Braun Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170325340

Device for integrating a screen or monitor in a case

A device for integrating a monitor in a case comprises a support element made from plastic material and having a recess which corresponds to a predetermined visible area of the monitor. The support element includes a plurality of apertures which are arranged at a predetermined distribution outside the recess for passing through positioning and/or retaining elements and placing the support element at a predetermined position on a sheet-metal case in which the support element can be received, and a frame section which projects from a base area of the support element on a rear side thereof and is arranged in sandwich design for receiving components of the monitor. ... Braun Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170321067

Medical apparatus comprising an antimicrobial surface coating and method for controlling microorganisms on the surface of such an apparatus

The invention relates to a medical apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment, comprising an antimicrobial surface coating, wherein the antimicrobial surface coating is a powder coating. It further relates to a method for controlling microbes and microorganisms on a surface of a medical apparatus, wherein a powder coating contains components, in particular additives, with an antimicrobial effect.. ... Braun Gmbh

11/09/17 / #20170320408

Seat base assembly of a vehicle

A removable seat assembly for a vehicle, including a base assembly having a riser portion configured to support a seat; a frame structure coupled to and supporting the riser portion, the frame structure defining a first generally planar surface configured to support a floor section; a seat dolly coupled to the frame structure, the seat dolly including a plurality of wheels for moving the seat assembly from a first position to a second position; a floor base assembly defining a substantially planar surface for receiving the plurality of wheels of the seat dolly as the seat assembly is moved from the first position to the second position; and a mounting bracket configured to releasably lock the seat dolly to the floor base assembly.. . ... Braun Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170310132

Circuit arrangement for protection against an undue overheating

A circuit arrangement for protection against an undue overheating of a charging control, discharging control and/or a secondary battery is disclosed, the circuit arrangement comprising the secondary battery, the charging and/or discharging control for charging and/or discharging the secondary battery, a connector for connecting the charging and discharging control to an external power supply, at least one current limiting electronic component arranged in electrical connection to the charging and/or discharging control and optionally, a switchable load.. . ... Braun Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170306546

Industrial washer door locking mechanism and system

This disclosure is directed to a washer that will not start the wash sequence until each door is securely fastened shut. In exemplary embodiment, the washer may include at least one door having a locking mechanism that has at least one locking pin. ... Braun Gmbh

10/26/17 / #20170304518

Device for extracorporeal blood treatment involving a change of concentrate

A device for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising at least a first concentrate connection which is set up to feed at least a first concentrate into the device for extracorporeal blood treatment as the basis for generating a dialysate; at least a second concentrate connection which is configured to feed at least a second concentrate into the device for extracorporeal blood treatment as the basis for generating a dialysate; wherein the device for extracorporeal blood treatment is configured to switch over from supplying the at least first concentrate to supplying the at least second concentrate at a predetermined time or after a predetermined period of time during an ongoing blood treatment.. . ... Braun Gmbh

10/12/17 / #20170290968

Medical device comprising monitor system

A medical device including a body and a monitor system constituting a display and/or operating unit which includes a curved display and/or user interface. The medical device is preferably designed as an apparatus for extracorporeal blood treatment and, more preferred, as a dialysis machine including a housing constituting the body for accommodating operational components for the extracorporeal blood treatment. ... Braun Gmbh

09/28/17 / #20170275195

Method and arrangement for wastewater treatment

The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for wastewater treatment, in which at least portions of the sewage sludge contained in the wastewater (0) are subjected to a hydrolysis (8). The hydrolysis (8) is carried out as a thermal hydrolysis. ... Braun Gmbh

09/21/17 / #20170268149

Industrial washer door locking mechanism and system

This disclosure is directed to a washer that will not start the wash sequence until each door is securely fastened shut. In exemplary embodiment, the washer may include at least one door having a locking mechanism that has at least one locking pin. ... Braun Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170252551

Connecting device for a medical infusion system

A connecting device for a medical infusion system includes a connection piece which has a connecting profile for the connection of a functional part of the infusion system. The connecting device also has a resiliently flexible, cup-like valve body which is arranged in the connection piece and has a valve casing and cap-shaped top region which is provided with a slit arrangement. ... Braun Gmbh

09/07/17 / #20170252234

Platform entrance gate safety barrier for a mobility vehicle lift

A lift platform assembly coupled to a floor and capable of transitioning a lift platform between a stow position and a ground level position. The lift platform assembly has one or more arms coupling the lift platform to the floor, a gate mount coupled to the lift platform at an outboard end, a retention gate coupled to the gate mount at a first terminus, and a mount pivot axis defined through the gate mount and parallel to a lift platform plane. ... Braun Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170246429

Caps for needles and catheters

Needle assemblies 500 are disclosed having a multi-purpose protective cap 5. The needle assemblies 500 can embody catheter assembly 120 having a catheter hub 75 and a catheter tube 76 or a hypodermic needle 15 mounted on a needle hub 35. ... Braun Gmbh

08/31/17 / #20170246422

Utilization of packaging paper as stabilization device

A medical device packaging assembly includes a cover (10), a medical packaging paper (20), a medical device (50), and an adhesive dressing (30). The cover has a pocket (14) and a perimeter (12) extending from the perimeter of the pocket. ... Braun Gmbh

08/24/17 / #20170238686

Cosmetic device with exchangeable application head

A cosmetic device with an exchangeable application head and a device body is disclosed, wherein the device body contains a motor and drive mechanism, an actuating switch, a power supply, a head recognition element and a control element adapted to control the motor and drive mechanism based on an actuation of the actuation switch and the application head recognized by the head recognition element. It is provided that the head recognition element comprises at least one mechanical switch disposed on a carrier fixed at the device body. ... Braun Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170236298

Interactive system setup concept

A device and a method for determining a position of a user's body portion. The device includes a camera, configured to capture the body portion, and a display for providing visual feedback. ... Braun Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170234524

Machine for extracorporeal blood treatment comprising light-emitting unit

A machine for extracorporeal blood treatment including a housing for accommodating operational components of the machine for extracorporeal blood treatment and a light-emitting unit having no diffusion disk for displaying an operating and/or therapy condition of the machine according to the principle of ambient light. The light-emitting unit is arranged in a predetermined sequence and/or with predetermined shaping on at least one portion of the housing. ... Braun Gmbh

08/17/17 / #20170232405

Dialysis membrane and method for its production

A membrane for the purification of blood, or a dialysis membrane, in hollow-fiber membrane or flat membrane geometry, made of a composite assembled from at least a base membrane based on at least one polysulfone or a polyphenylsulfone with at least one pore-forming hydrophilic additive and at least one functional layer arranged on the base membrane, whereby the functional layer is formed from at least one polymeric polycationic bonding agent and at least one polymeric polyanion, whereby the base membrane is made of a material which is selected from: a polysulfone [psu], a sulfonated polysulfone [spsu], a polyethersulfone [pes], a sulfonated polyethersulfone [spes], a polyphenylsulfone [ppsu], a sulfonated polyphenylsulfone [sppsu]; and mixtures of these.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170228509

Method for setting up a fluid processing medical apparatus

A method for setting-up a fluid processing medical apparatus, the method includes: a) positioning a disposable component intended to be used for therapy with the fluid processing medical apparatus relative to a reader unit by a user; b) reading component related information provided on the disposable component by the reader unit; c) matching the read component related information with component related data stored in a database; and d) providing a selection of suitable therapies for the disposable component to the user based on the matching.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170224433

Medical sterile packaging unit

A medical sterile packaging unit for a sterile-packaged medical product, in particular for a filter module, including a primary packaging with at least one sterile-packaged and hermetically sealed medical product inside it, at least one nestable tray, with a plurality of inserts for each of the medical products packaged in the primary packaging, and at least one sleeve which wraps around the at least one tray with the primary-packaged medical products contained in it.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170224432

Filter module packaging unit

A sterile filter module/dialyzer packaging including a filter module, preferably a dialyzer, sterile-packaged in a primary packaging. The filter module having an essentially cylindrical central section and a filter module connection formed at the end of the central section. ... Braun Gmbh

08/10/17 / #20170224430

Filter module packaging unit

A sterile packaging unit of a medical filter module including a filter module packed in a sterile primary package, wherein the primary package is a blister package including a molded part having a receiving compartment for the filter module and a cover part arranged on the molded part and hermetically sealing the receiving compartment, wherein the primary package includes a getter for binding molecular oxygen present in the receiving compartment and the filter module is mounted by form closure with respect to the molded part.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170216619

Skin treatment device

The present invention is concerned with a skin treatment device, in particular a temporal hair removal device, having a light emission unit having a substrate, a plurality of first led dies mounted on the substrate on an area of at least 0.2 cm2, in particular of at least 1.0 cm2, where the first led dies are each arranged for emitting light at a first peak emission wavelength in the far red or infrared wavelength range of between 700 nm and 980 nm, and at least one second led die arranged for emitting light at a second peak emission wavelength in the visible wavelength range of between 400 nm and below 700 nm, wherein the skin treatment device is arranged to activate the first led dies to emit a treatment light pulse, the treatment light pulse in particular having a pulse length of between 10 ms and 300 ms, and the first led dies have a radiant flux such that a radiant fluence on the skin of a user of at least 1 j/cm2 is achieved by application of the treatment light pulse, and the skin treatment device is arranged to activate the at least one second led die to emit a visible light pulse simultaneously with the emission of the treatment light pulse.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170216145

Compounding device, system, kit, software, and method

An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a valve including a valve housing and a valve structure located within the valve housing. The valve structure can be configured to permit fluid to flow through the valve when in an open position, and can include a gravity wall wherein, when the valve structure is in the open position, fluid moving through the valve structure moves upward against a force of gravity when travelling through the valve and traversing the gravity wall.. ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170216113

Retractable ramp system for motorized vehicle

A retractable ramp system for facilitating mobility-challenged individual's entrance to and exit from a structure, particularly, from a motorized vehicle. The ramp system includes a frame having a front member, a first side member, a second side member, a rear member, and a floor. ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170215960

Hair removal device

The present invention is concerned with a hair removal device for removal of red hairs that has a light emission unit having a substrate and a plurality of first led dies emitting at a peak emission wavelength in a wavelength range of between about 480 nm and about 510 nm, the first led dies being mounted on the substrate on an area in the range of between about 0.2 cm2 and about 100 cm2, wherein the hair removal device is arranged to emit a treatment light pulse by the first led dies having a pulse length in the range of between about 30 ms and about 200 ms, and the first led dies have a radiant flux such that a radiant fluence on the skin of a user in the range of between about 3 j/cm2 and about 6 j/cm2 is achieved by application of the treatment light pulse.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170215959

Skin treatment device

The present invention is concerned with a skin treatment device, in particular a hair removal device, having a light emission unit comprising a substrate and a plurality of first led dies mounted on the substrate on an area of at least 0.2 cm2, in particular of at least 1 cm2, wherein the skin treatment device is arranged to activate the first led dies to emit a treatment light pulse having a pulse length in particular in the range of between 10 ms and 300 ms and the first led dies have a radiant flux such that a radiant fluence on the skin of a user of at least 1 j/cm2 is achieved by application of the treatment light pulse, wherein the light emission unit has at least two selectable active areas of first led dies, where the selectable active areas have different sizes, and at least three second led dies are mounted on the substrate at locations suitable for visibly indicating each of the selectable active areas.. . ... Braun Gmbh

08/03/17 / #20170215958

Hair removal device

The present invention is concerned with a hair removal device having a light emission unit having a substrate and a plurality of first led dies that are mounted on the substrate on an area of at least 0.2 cm2, in particular of at least 1 cm2, the first led dies having a peak emission wavelength in the far red or infrared wavelength range of between 700 nm and 980 nm, wherein the hair removal device is arranged to emit a treatment light pulse having a pulse length in the range of between 60 ms and 120 ms and the first led dies have a radiant flux such that a radiant fluence on the skin of a user in the range of between 3 j/cm2 and 7 j/cm2 is achieved by application of the treatment light pulse.. . ... Braun Gmbh

07/27/17 / #20170209675

Needle safety device and assembly

Safety intravenous catheters (ivcs) are disclosed herein having a catheter hub with a catheter tube, a needle with a needle hub, and a needle guard. The needle guard is configured to be positioned at least partially within an interior space of the catheter hub and is retained thereto by mechanical engagement between the two. ... Braun Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170202747

Compounding device, system, kit, software, and method

An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a transfer set and junction structure that has a junction body, a first inlet port located at a first portion of the junction body, a second inlet port located at a second portion of the junction body, and an outlet port located at a third portion of the junction body. The junction structure can be configured to mix fluid received from both the first inlet port and second inlet port and to deliver the fluid to the outlet port. ... Braun Gmbh

07/20/17 / #20170202498

Blood sampling devices and related methods

A safety needle blood sampling device (100) is provided with a needle (108) having a multi-sampling luer adaptor (msla) mounted over an end thereof. A housing (110) sized and shaped to receive a blood sampling vial is provided so that when a vacutainer is inserted, the msla is compressed to puncture the septum with one of the ends of the needle. ... Braun Gmbh

07/13/17 / #20170199244

Electronic circuit for measuring currents during charging and discharging of a secondary battery

An electronic circuit and method for measuring currents during charging and discharging of a secondary battery are disclosed having a secondary battery, at least one shunt for determining the electrical current during charging and/or discharging of the secondary battery by measuring the voltage drop over the shunt, a switchable electrical load, two connectors for connecting a preferably switchable power supply to the electronic circuit for charging the secondary battery and a voltage measuring device. A first shunt is connected in series between the electrical load and the secondary battery, and a second shunt is connected in series between one of the two connectors for connecting the power supply and the secondary battery, wherein the first shunt and the second shunt are connected to the same one of the two battery terminals of the secondary battery, and in that the voltage measuring device comprises only one voltage tapping connected to the electrical conduit between the first shunt and the switchable electrical load and measuring the electrical potential with respect to ground, as defined by the ground potential of the voltage measuring device.. ... Braun Gmbh

07/06/17 / #20170189150

Personal hygiene device with resonant motor

A personal hygiene device has a resonant motor and a motor control unit for applying a periodic voltage signal with a driving frequency at the resonant motor for driving the resonant motor into an oscillating motion with an oscillating frequency equal to the driving frequency. The motor control unit comprises a synthesizer circuit for digitally synthesizing the periodic voltage signal from voltage pulses of variable length provided with a pulse frequency higher than the driving frequency such that at least two voltage pulses are applied at least in one of two half cycles of each period of the periodic voltage signal.. ... Braun Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170179844

Electronic power converter and computer program

Multi-phase electronic power converter (50) for outputting multi-phase alternating current, wherein for every phase the current converter (50) comprises a power output (52) controlled via at least two semiconductor switches (51) connected in a half-bridge circuit, wherein the electronic power converter (50) has a control device (53) which is configured for processing a target value signal of the control device (53) supplied as an input signal, each in the form of a bit stream (1, 2, 3, 30, 31, 32) of one or more bits for every phase, characterised in that the control device (53) is configured by means of space- vector modulation to generate actuation signals (p1, p2, p3) of the semiconductor switches (51) in relation to the bit streams (1, 2, 3, 30, 31, 32) supplied as an input signal.. . ... Braun Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170173304

Needle devices with adjustable grips and related methods

A needle device, such as a catheter assembly, includes a catheter tube attached to a catheter hub, a needle attached to a needle hub, and an optional needle guard for covering the needle tip in a protective position. Different markets can utilize the same needle device by separately forming an extension clip having a gripping member or gripping pad for attaching to the needle device for those markets that require the gripping member or pad.. ... Braun Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170172834

Massage device

The present invention is concerned with a massage device for the treatment of skin. The device comprises a body and an applicator for contacting the skin of a user. ... Braun Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170172278

Epilator

An epilator having a body and a plucking cylinder which is rotatable about a rotation axis for plucking hair. The plucking cylinder is movable with respect to the body between an extended position and a retracted position. ... Braun Gmbh

06/22/17 / #20170172277

Skin treatment apparatus

A skin treatment apparatus, preferably an epilator, comprising at least one detector for detecting approximation and/or contact with the skin and a control unit to actuate the device depending on the signal received from the detector. The control unit has at least one regulator which increases the speed of the drive unit upon detection of an increased resistance and/or current consumption by a sensor and/or decreases the speed of the drive unit upon detection of an decreased resistance and/or current consumption by a sensor.. ... Braun Gmbh

06/15/17 / #20170165417

Safety needle assemblies and related methods

The safety needle assembly comprises a housing including a proximal end and a distal end and defining an interior space. A barrel is rotatably received within the interior space of the housing. ... Braun Gmbh

06/08/17 / #20170156835

Oral hygiene implement

An oral hygiene implement has a neck section extending along a longitudinal direction and a head section having a through hole therein extending through the head section along a through hole direction having an angle with respect to the longitudinal direction and having a head section housing surrounding the through hole. The neck section has a neck section housing surrounding a neck section cavity. ... Braun Gmbh

06/01/17 / #20170151693

Universally applicable centrifuge plate for casting housing ends of hollow fiber filter modules

A centrifuge plate is disclosed which is intended for casting housing ends of hollow fiber filter modules and can be rotated around a centrifuge axis. The centrifuge plate includes at least two bearing elements arranged diametrically with respect to the centrifuge axis and provided for supporting a housing of a hollow fiber filter module to be cast, wherein each bearing element is rotatably supported on the centrifuge plate around a bearing axle which is parallel to the centrifuge axis.. ... Braun Gmbh

06/01/17 / #20170151419

Needle devices with bistable structure and related methods

A needle guard located in a first hub and the combination mounted over a needle of a second hub having a shaft, a needle tip, and a change in profile located proximal of the needle tip. The needle guard has a proximal wall having a perimeter defining an opening therein, a first arm extending distal the proximal wall, and a second arm extending distal the proximal wall opposite the first arm. ... Braun Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170138833

Method of sterilizing and testing the integrity of dialyzers

Methods of combined sterilization and integrity testing of dialyzers such as hollow fiber dialyzers are disclosed. Sterilization and integrity testing may be performed by treating the dialyzer with a sterilization fluid for sterilizing at least the blood-side compartment of the dialyzer and for wetting the dialysis membrane of the dialyzer with the sterilization fluid, and carrying out an integrity testing of the dialysis membrane wetted with the sterilization fluid, wherein the sterilization fluid is selected from aqueous solutions containing peroxide and/or ozone, the peroxide being selected from peroxides which disintegrate into water, oxygen and/or volatile organic compounds, and from aqueous solutions containing chlorine, bromine and/or iodine.. ... Braun Gmbh

05/18/17 / #20170136217

Needle devices with dual diameter cannula and related methods

A needle device includes a catheter tube attached to a catheter hub, a needle attached to a needle hub, and a needle guard. The catheter hub has an interior cavity and a projection extending from an interior surface in the interior cavity. ... Braun Gmbh

05/04/17 / #20170119977

Valved catheters and related methods

Catheter devices are described. The catheter devices can have a catheter hub, a needle hub, and a bypass system for controlling fluid flow around a barrier. ... Braun Gmbh

04/20/17 / #20170105823

Personal hygiene device and method of controlling a personal hygiene device

A personal hygiene device has a drive unit, an energy storage, such as a rechargeable battery, a determination unit for repeatedly or constantly determining an energy storage level of the energy storage, and a control unit arranged for providing energy from the energy storage at the drive unit during an on state of the device and for gradually reducing the energy level from a nominal energy level to a first reduced energy level during a first energy level reduction time period when the determined energy storage level has fallen below a first energy storage level threshold but is above a second energy storage level threshold and for continuing provision of the first reduced energy level while the device stays in an on state and the determined energy storage level stays above the second energy storage level threshold.. . ... Braun Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170105307

System, apparatus, and method for providing a programmable logic controller

Mounting device for consumer grade controller that allows for installation in an industrial application with reliability improvement features. Device is made of nylon 66 polyamide, resistant to high voltage and chemicals common in industrial electrical enclosure environments, but not limited to plastic and can be made of other materials. ... Braun Gmbh

04/13/17 / #20170101806

Locking state detection apparatus

A locking state detector comprises a magnet disposed at a first portion of a casing which has an opening that is lockable with an opening locking means. A detector is disposed at a second portion of the casing, the second portion being spaced apart from the first portion such that a clearance between the first and second portions is formed. ... Braun Gmbh

04/06/17 / #20170095776

Filter module of an extracorporeal blood treatment machine

A filter module of an extracorporeal blood treatment machine with a filter casing in which a hollow fiber bundle is attached whose hollow fibers comprise a hollow fibre wall made of a semi-permeable membrane, and whereby in their longitudinal extension the hollow fibers comprise a number of changes in their diameter. An amplitude of 0.1 to 1 mm is achieved for the exterior diameter of the respective hollow fiber starting from the hollow fiber's axis, whereby the periodicity provided in the axial direction of the hollow fiber is within a range of 1 to 10 cm and on the inside of the filter casing at least one radial constriction is configured or provided by which the fiber bundle is locally constricted.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170069083

Determination of a currently treated body portion of a user

An apparatus for determining a body portion of a user treated by the user using a personal hygienic device. The apparatus includes a camera configured to capture the user to obtain a pictorial representation of the user while treating the body portion using the personal hygienic device; an interface configured to receive sensor data from at least one inertial sensor residing in the personal hygienic device; and an analyzer configured to analyze the pictorial representation and the sensor data to determine the body portion.. ... Braun Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170065386

Personal care products and methods

In one embodiment, an oral-care system is provided. The oral-care system includes an electric toothbrush having a motor, a power source in electrical communication with the motor, and a bristle holder operatively connected to the motor. ... Braun Gmbh

03/09/17 / #20170065071

Method of manufacturing a brush and brush

A method of manufacturing a toothbrush includes steps of providing a carrier having at least a first through hole extending from a front side to a backside of the carrier and at least a first wall element integral with the carrier and extending from the back side in a vicinity of the through hole; introducing a first cleaning element into the first through hole such that an end portion of the first cleaning element is exposed on the backside of the carrier; treating the end portion of the first cleaning element such that it deforms and becomes wider than the first through hole; and deforming the first wall element until it at least partially extends over the deformed end portion of the first cleaning element such that the first cleaning element is effectively retained in its axial position. A brush having structural features resulting from the manufacturing method.. ... Braun Gmbh

02/23/17 / #20170049998

Safety device for a hollow medical needle

Method, system and device involving a needle device with a needle safety element with improved stable structure. A frame can surround the needle safety element to provide added stiffening of the needle safety element. ... Braun Gmbh

02/16/17 / #20170045293

Fluidized-bed vaporisation dryer

The present invention relates to a device for removing fluids and/or solid substances from a mixture of particle-shaped materials with a container which forms a ring-shaped process chamber with a plurality of cells separated from each other by walls, comprising an inlet cell, intermediate cells and an outlet cell, a feeding installation for conveying the mixture to be treated into the inlet cell of the process chamber, a discharge installation for discharging the mixture treated from the outlet cell of the process chamber, a ventilation installation for feeding in a first fluidisation agent, in particular in the form of overheated vapour, from below into the process chamber through an inflow floor for generating a fluidised bed in the process chamber, a heating installation for preparing the first fluidisation agent in the flow direction before the ventilation installation, swirl impellers for conditioning the flow in the container from the process chamber to the heating installation and which in part also leads to a vapour outlet, and a dust removal installation in the flow path between the process chamber and the heating installation, wherein dust can be guided to the outlet cell via the dust removal installation, wherein in order to support a transportation of the mixture from the inlet cell to the outlet cell and/or a turbulence of the mixture in the process chamber, the inflow floor comprises first unevenness and/or at least at times a second fluidisation agent, in particular in the form of overheated vapour, can be fed at least into the inlet cell essentially parallel to the inflow floor by means of first nozzles, and/or first flow guidance members are provided above the inflow floor and/or second flow guidance members are provided below the inflow floor.. . ... Braun Gmbh

02/02/17 / #20170031000

Method for determining a spatial correction of an ultrasonic emitter and measurement device for applying the method

A method for determining a spatial correction of a primary ultrasonic emitter (2) by evaluating the ultrasonic signal emitted by the primary ultrasonic emitter (2) and received by at least three ultrasonic receivers (8, 9, 10) calibrated in space (11) is described, wherein the primary ultrasonic emitter (2) is arranged in a coplanar emitter array (5) with at least two secondary ultrasonic emitters (3, 4) and the nominal emission direction of the primary ultrasonic emitter (2) is known relative to the coplanar emitter array (5), and wherein the ultrasonic receivers (8, 9, 10) are positioned to receive ultrasonic signals from the primary ultrasonic emitter (2) and the at least two secondary ultrasonic emitters (3, 4) of the emitter array (5). The description is also concerned with a respective measurement device.. ... Braun Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170021138

Needle assemblies with passive safety systems and related methods

Safety needle assemblies that include a needle having a sharp distal tip and a needle tip cover mounted on the needle are disclosed. The needle tip cover includes a proximal wall having an opening for the needle to pass therethrough. ... Braun Gmbh

01/26/17 / #20170020701

Endoluminal device

An endoluminal device includes a device body including a first structure including at least one metal selected from the group consisting of magnesium, zinc, iron and alloys thereof, and a second structure including a least one polymer selected from the group consisting of polylactide, polycaprolactone, poly(trimethylene carbonate), copolymers thereof, and blends thereof.. . ... Braun Gmbh

01/19/17 / #20170014564

Extracorporeal blood treatment system with integrated disinfection case

An extracorporeal blood purification system with at least one extracorporeal blood purification apparatus, preferably dialysis machine, which is prepared to go through a centrally controlled disinfection process for a blood purification process, as well as with an internal fluid line system which is disinfected at least during the disinfection process by a disinfectant, including an internal or external disinfecting or cleaning case which is at least during the disinfection process via at least one case connection connected to the internal fluid conduit system to receive disinfectant.. . ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170004703

Personal hygiene system

A personal hygiene system includes a personal hygiene device having a receiver unit, a control unit, and a functional unit; and a separate control device having a transmitter unit. The control unit drives the functional unit in at least one of a first functional mode and a second functional mode different from the first functional mode. ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001403

Plurality of mass-produced multi-component plastic housings

A plurality of mass-produced multi-component housings having a length and comprising at least a first component comprising a first plastic material, a second component comprising a second plastic material, and a third component comprising a third plastic material. Each of the housings includes at least one tolerance-elimination element made of the second plastic material and longitudinally attached to the first component along the housing's longitudinal axis. ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001402

Multi-component plastic housing

A multi-component housing having a length and comprising at least a first component comprising a first plastic material, a second component comprising a second plastic material, and a third component comprising a third plastic material. The housing includes at least one tolerance-elimination element made of the second plastic material and longitudinally attached to the first component along the housing's longitudinal axis. ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001352

Injection molding device comprising movable strippers

A molding device for manufacturing a plastic hollow part by injection molding includes an injection nozzle and first and second molding stations. Each molding station has a first mold including two mold halves forming, respectively, first and second mold cavities, and a core having a first end, which can be at least partially located inside the first and second mold cavities. ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170001345

Process for making a multi-component plastic housing

A process for making a multi-component hollow housing comprises injecting a first plastic material into a first mold cavity and causing it to solidify to form a first component, whereby the first plastic material shrinks lengthwise; injecting a second plastic material into a second mold cavity having the first component transferred thereto and causing the second plastic component to solidify to form a second component, the second component comprising a tolerance-elimination element that is longitudinally attached to the first component at one of the ends thereof, wherein a length of the shrunk first component is at least ten times greater than a length of the tolerance-elimination element, and wherein an absolute lengthwise shrinkage of the second plastic material forming the tolerance-elimination element is at least ten times smaller than the lengthwise shrinkage of the first plastic material; at least partially overmolding an intermediate part comprising the first and second component with a third plastic material in a third mold cavity, thereby forming the multi-component housing in which the tolerance-elimination element is at least partially overmolded by the third plastic material, and wherein the third plastic material forms at least a portion of an outer surface of the multi-component housing; and removing the multi-component housing from the core.. . ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000983

Needle assembly and components thereof

Needle assemblies are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needle assemblies having a tip protector with a plurality of wall surfaces for preventing contact with the needle tip from a side. Aspects of the tip protectors discussed herein include a first protector body having an arm for blocking a needle tip surrounded by a second protector body having a plurality of wall surfaces.. ... Braun Gmbh

01/05/17 / #20170000945

Method and device for controlling the flow through a medical infusion line

An improved device for simple and reliable control of flow through a medical infusion line, one end of the medical infusion line having a fluid conveying pump provided on it and the other end assigned to a patient, the infusion line forming a main flow path from the fluid conveying pump to the patient-side end. Fluid is conveyed along the main flow path through the infusion line by means of the fluid conveying pump. ... Braun Gmbh








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