Patents 2017-11-13T08:57:25+00:00

Knowledge is power

Ideas we protect

terraplasma GmbH is the exclusive licensee of seven patent families held by the Max Planck Society. In most part our employees are registered as inventors. Furthermore, terraplasma GmbH has handed in own patent applications.

A detailed list including title, content, priority date and status can be found below:

Our own patent applications

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Behandeln von Zahnprothesen und/oder Zähnen

Design for producing plasma activated water for the disinfection of dentures and/or the treatment of teeth.

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 05.02.16
  • Publication nr: D: 10 2016 201818.3

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Magnetically Organised Plasma Sheet

Electrode, which produces a rotating discharge for removing odours in a gas flow (MOPS technology)

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 06.08.15
  • Publication nr: D: 10 2015 215 051.8, PCT/EP2016/067698

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Elektrodenanordnung und Plasmaquelle zur Erzeugung eines nichtthermischen Plasmas sowie ein Verfahren zum Betreiben einer Plasmaquelle 

Electrode design – based on the Surface Micro-Discharge technology, which produces a homogenous plasma with low voltages of 3-4 kV (thin film technology)

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 23.07.15
  • Publication nr: D: 10 2015 213 975.1, PCT/EP2016/067418

Patents with license agreements

Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Plasmabehandlung von Oberflächen, sowie Verwendung einer Vorrichtung
Device and method for the plasma treatment of surfaces and use of a device 

Design specification to enable the production of reactive oxygen and/or nitrogen species for optimizing bactericidal effects.

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 25.05.11
  • Publication nr: EP2704654, US14/0207053

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Verfahren zur Inaktivierung geruchsrelevanter Moleküle und Vorrichtung zu dessen Durchführung 
Method for deactivating preferably odour-relevant molecules and device for carrying out said method

Electron impact dissociation and appropriate plasma electrode design for efficient destruction of malodour molecules in air, fabrics, on surfaces etc.

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 05.05.11
  • Publication nr: DE102011100751A1, US2014147333, EP2704655

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Desinfektionseinrichtung, Behälter, Verwendung eines Behälters und Desinfektionsverfahren zur Desinfektion eines Behälters, insbesondere für einen Lebensmittelbehälter.

Production of a plasma inside closed plastic containers to improve disinfection of contents.

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 25.02.11
  • Patent: EP2678046 granted on 13.11.14

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Appliance for at least partially sterilizing a contaminated surface

Completely encapsulated Surface Micro-Discharge electrode (rigid or flexible) with a hard (rigid) encapsulation which can be used as a self-sterilising work surface.

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 19.05.10
  • Publication nr: EP2571393

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Electrode arrangement for generating a non-thermal plasma

A round-shaped electrode based on the Surface Micro-Discharge technology, which produces cold atmospheric plasma.

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 15.03.09
  • Patent: JP5746980 granted on 15.05.15
  • Publication nr: US20120046597, CN102318448, EP2399432

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Plasma source

Plasma production in the low pressure regime generated by a Venturi gas/air flow (venturiplasma technology)

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 15.05.07
  • Patent: EP2147582 granted on 12.10.16
  • Patent: JP5663819 granted on 19.12.14
  • Patent: US8926920 granted on 06.01.15

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Plasma source

Microwave operated plasma torch design using an argon gas flow. The plasma produced by this torch has been investigated in clinical trials on chronic infected wounds, acute wounds and infectious skin diseases (microwave plasma technology).

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Society – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 16.09.05
  • Patent: EP1925190 granted on 10.10.14
  • Patent: US7683342 granted on 23.03.10