Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Kathleen M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 6500150
    Abstract: A drug delivery device having a base member defining a skin-contacting surface, a syringe serving as a reservoir for the drug, and means for expelling drug from the syringe. The syringe is connected to the base member such that the longitudinal axis of the syringe is substantially parallel to the skin surface. A delivery needle is in communication with the syringe. The needle has an angled bend which directs the tip of the needle substantially perpendicular to the skin-contacting surface. In use, the tip of the needle is adapted to penetrate the skin of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Elan Pharma International Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Gross, Gilad Lavi, Izrail Tsals
  • Patent number: 6364865
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for mixing and delivering a drug by injection. The device includes a housing having a first port or opening therein that receives a first container that contains a fluid or powdered drug, for example a lyophilized drug. The housing can also include a second port or opening that receives a second container that contains a fluid to be mixed with the drug to form an injectable fluid. The device includes a manifold having a channel that fluidly connects the first and second containers. A penetrating membrane such as a needle s used to inject the drug into a patient which is in fluid communication with the first container. The needle is movable from a storage position in the housing to an injection position extending through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Elan Pharma International Limited
    Inventors: Gilad Lavi, Gil Yigal, Izrail Tsals, Joseph Gross
  • Patent number: 6261272
    Abstract: A needle (10) for the delivery of a liquid to a subject comprises a shaft (11) having an internal surface defining a longitudinally extending internal bore open at one end (15) to receive a liquid supply, the other end (16) being sharpened for penetration of the skin of the subject. A plurality of apertures (18) are provided, each in the form of a cut extending across the external surface of the side of the shaft (11) at a sufficient depth to establish communication with the bore. The external aperture area is approximately three times greater than the internal aperture area, thereby ensuring that the liquid is delivered to a large surface area of tissue to improve absorption and eliminate fluctuations in the delivery rate. The needle (10) can be mass-produced by aligning a batch of shafts alongside one another and running a grinder across the surfaces of the shafts to create the apertures (18) in the entire batch of needles simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Elan Corporation, plc
    Inventors: Joseph Gross, Haim Danon
  • Patent number: D447229
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Elan Corporation, plc
    Inventor: Yael Falk
  • Patent number: D469865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Elan Pharma International Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Bar-Or