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 patents and patent applications

Electrode arrangement and plasma source for generating a non-thermal plasma, as well as method for operating a plasma source

Advanced cost-effective electrode design based on the printed circuit board technology

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 25.01.2019
  • Patent applications: PCT/EP2019/051851

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Verfahren zum Prüfen und/oder Überwachen einer Elektrodenanordnung zur Erzeugung eines nicht-thermischen Plasmas

Method for continuously monitoring the functionality of a plasma source

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 15.06.2018
  • Patent applications: Germany: DE 10 2018 209 729.1, PCT/EP2019/065582

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Plasmaeinrichtung zur Behandlung von Körperoberflächen

Device patent plasma care® – a medical device for the treatment of wounds with cold atmospheric plasma

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH and terraplasma medical GmbH
  • Priority date: 15.06.2018
  • Patent applications: Germany: DE 10 2018 209 735.6, PCT/EP2019/065570

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Verfahren zum Prüfen einer Elektrodenanordnung zur Erzeugung eines nicht-thermischen Plasmas und Plasmaquelle mit einer solchen Elektrodenanordnung, eingerichtet zur Durchführung eines solchen Verfahrens

Method for pretesting the functionality of a plasma source

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH and terraplasma medical GmbH
  • Priority date: 15.06.2018
  • Patent applications: Germany: DE 10 2018 209 730.5, PCT/EP2019/065574

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Device and method for treating objects, in particular dental prosthetics and/or teeth

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

  • Owned by: terraplasma GmbH
  • Priority date: 05.02.2016
  • Patent applications: Germany: 10 2016 201818.3, PCT/EP2017/052425

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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: 06.08.2015
  • Patent applications: Germany: 10 2015 215 051.8, Europe: 16751211.0, USA: 15/750,372

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Electrode assembly and plasma source for generating a non-thermal plasma, and method for operating a plasma source

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: 23.07.2015
  • Patent applications: Germany: 10 2015 213 975.1, Japan: 2018-522866, Europe: 16744694.7, China: 201680043155.0
  • Announcement of patent grant: USA: 15/744,913

Patents with license agreements

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 Gesellschaft – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 05.05.2011
  • Patent applications: Germany: DE102011100751A1, Europe: EP2704655
  • Patent: USA: US2014147333 granted on 28.05.2019

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Disinfection appliance, container, use of a container and disinfection method for disinfecting a container, in particular for a food container

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

  • Owned by: Max-Planck Gesellschaft – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 25.02.2011
  • Patent: Europe: EP2678046 granted on 21.01.2015

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Electrode arrangement for generating a non-thermal plasma
Apparatus 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 Gesellschaft – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 15.03.2009
  • Patents:
    • Japan: JP5746980 granted on 15.05.2015
    • USA: US9889218 granted on 13.02.2018
    • Europe: EP2399432 granted on 18.10.2017

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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 Gesellschaft – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 15.05.2007
  • Patents:
    • Europe: EP2147582 granted on 12.10.2016
    • Japan: JP5663819 granted on 19.12.2014
    • USA: US8926920 granted on 06.01.2015

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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 Gesellschaft – terraplasma GmbH has exclusive worldwide licence
  • Priority date: 16.09.2005
  • Patents:
    • Europe: EP1925190 granted on 11.02.2015
    • USA: US7683342 granted on 23.03.2010