Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Alan W. Fiedler, Esq.
  • Patent number: 6220246
    Abstract: The ophthalmic surgical sponge is described which includes a base and a corneal shield assembly. The base allows absorption of corneal fluid during eye surgery. The corneal shield assembly is used as an absorption structure and a structure to protect the corneal cap which is formed during eye surgery, particularly in surgeries that remove tissue from the corneal stroma. The corneal shield assembly protects the corneal cap as well as the hinge of the flap during the actual tissue removal from either a laser or other tissue removing devices. Thus, the corneal cap is protected from scatter rays from the laser or other debris created from tissue removal of the cornea. Wetting the ophthalmic sponge creates a co-hesive seal so that the corneal shield assembly can seal the corneal cap securely. This seal is removable after the surgery is completed to re-expose the corneal cap and replace the cap on the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lamar Chandler, James J. Salz
  • Patent number: 6221053
    Abstract: A medication delivery pen having a repeat-dose feature that limits motion of the dose control mechanism using an adjustable repeat-dose stop on the dose knob. In addition, the medication delivery pen also provides the user a simple mechanism for setting and correcting the dose and a drive mechanism that makes the dispensing operation as easy as possible requiring as little force as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Daniel A. Walters, Christopher J. Brooks, Diego Y. Fontayne
  • Patent number: 6192891
    Abstract: A portable diagnostic and medication delivery system that includes a housing and a monitor disposed in the housing for monitoring a characteristic of a bodily fluid sample obtained from an individual. A medication delivery pen and a lancer are each removably mounted to the housing. The monitor, which may be integrated into the housing, may monitor blood glucose levels, for example, and the pen may be employed for the delivery of insulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Marian Gravel, Benjamin Gasparello, Joseph Ferraro, Ashutosh Sharma, Robert John Strowe, Antonio A. Bendek, Robert C. Uschold, William Thomas Antoshkiw
  • Patent number: 6192888
    Abstract: A method of using an ophthalmic surgical sponge is described. The sponge includes a base and a corneal shield assembly. The base allows absorption of corneal fluid during eye surgery. The corneal shield assembly is used as an absorption structure and a structure to protect the corneal cap which is formed during eye surgery, particularly in surgeries that remove tissue from the corneal stroma. The corneal shield assembly protects the corneal cap as well as the hinge of the flap during the actual tissue removal from either a laser or other tissue removing means. Thus, the corneal cap is protected from scatter rays from the laser or other debris created from tissue removal of the cornea. Wetting the ophthalmic sponge creates a co-hesive seal so that the corneal shield assembly can seal the corneal cap securely. This seal is removable after the surgery is completed to re-expose the corneal cap and replace the cap on the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2001
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lamar Chandler, James J. Salz
  • Patent number: D439976
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Dana Cote