Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Publication number: 20190143032
    Abstract: A method of coupling an extension set hub comprising a blunt cannula, with an infusion set comprising a base, an upper septum, a lower septum, and a septum cap enclosing said upper and lower septa, said septum cap comprising at least one radial port and at least one axial port, the method comprising the steps of affixing said base to a skin surface of a user, moving said extension set hub in a direction substantially parallel to said base until said blunt cannula passes through said radial port and between said upper septum and said lower septum within said septum cap, and rotating said extension set hub about said base until reaching a desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Ralph L. Sonderegger
  • Publication number: 20190145955
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting a pathogen in a sample is provided, the system capable of measuring the volume of a sample in a container through the use of various measurement technologies, thereby ensuring that a user is aware of volumes not meeting specification and/or allowing correction of results to account for the out-of-specification sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicholas R. Bachur, JR., Timothy G. Foley, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190143051
    Abstract: An electronic system (200) connectable to a medication delivery pen (4) and a needle assembly (2, 102), the electronic system (200) exchanging data regarding a medicament traveling from the medication delivery pen (4) to the needle assembly (2, 102), the electronic system (200) comprising a hub (202) having a spike (204) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (4), a flow sensor (220) that is in fluid communication with the hub (202) to measure flow data of the medicament, a circuit board (250) electrically contacting the flow sensor (220) to process and transmit the flow data, the circuit board (250) including a fluid path hole (254) to route a flow of medicament, and a septum body (270, 284) that is configured to provide fluid communication between the flow sensor (220) and one of a plurality of needles (40, 124) of the needle assembly (2, 102) to administer the medicament to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon, Mohammadreza Ramezanifard, Stefan Gisler
  • Patent number: 10286160
    Abstract: Embodiments of a retractable syringe assembly are provided that include a single syringe barrel configuration and dual syringe barrel configuration. In one or more embodiments, the assemblies include a barrel having a dividing wall to divide the chamber to define a fluid chamber having a first cross-sectional width for retaining fluid and a needle chamber for housing a needle hub assembly. The assemblies include a projection extending radially outwardly from the plunger rod to interact with a ramped portion of the dividing wall to cause the needle cannula to retract and be housed within the needle chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ivan Zivkovic, Russell Cole
  • Patent number: 10286142
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a packaging member defining a first compartment, a second compartment, and a third compartment that are in gaseous communication theretogether is disclosed. The first compartment is structured to receive a syringe barrel therein, the second compartment is structured to receive a plunger rod therein, and the third compartment is structured to receive an oxygen absorber therein. With the packaging member enclosing the syringe barrel, the plunger rod, and the oxygen absorber, the oxygen absorber is adapted to draw oxygen from within the syringe barrel and to absorb oxygen contained within at least one of the first compartment, the second compartment, and the third compartment of the packaging member. The syringe packaging system of the present disclosure also allows for reduced storage space of a syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Hemanth Amarchinta, Jennifer Vo, Richard Giddes, Christopher Hilliard, Yusuf O. Oni, Gerald Bonczynski
  • Patent number: 10286201
    Abstract: A connection apparatus for a medical device includes a first connection member having a first end and a second end with the first connection member defining at least one channel adjacent the first end. The at least one channel having a first portion extending in an axial direction and a shoulder adjacent to the first end of the first connection member that defines a channel entry. The at least one channel having a second portion extending in a transverse direction relative to the axial direction. The connection apparatus further including a second connection member having a first end and a second end and at least one protrusion adjacent the first end. The shoulder is configured to guide the at least one protrusion of the second connection member into the channel entry regardless of the orientation of the at least one protrusion relative to the channel entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Austin McKinnon, Laurie Sanders, Yan Yevmenenko, Jude Cancellieri, Daniel Hamilton, James J. Kennedy, III, Lai Chiu Tang, Richard Mann
  • Patent number: 10288531
    Abstract: A container assembly such as a petri dish or a contact plate for use as a sampling device for microorganisms includes a base member, a lid and a locking mechanism that provides a secure locking engagement between the lid and the base member. The locking mechanism is designed such that does not lock except upon application of a specific intentionally applied compressive force, and which may be readily disengaged from locking engagement without the need for a rotational movement or torsional force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: William Giles
  • Patent number: 10290070
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically integrating data with guidelines to generate displays containing the guidelines and data. The automated system and method can integrate patient data with treatment guidelines to assist a healthcare provider, such as a physician or the like, in providing treatment to the patient. The system and method employ a data storage component, adapted to store guideline data representing guidelines for assessing a condition of an entity, guidelines for taking action on the entity, or both, and to store feature data representing at least one feature of the entity. The system and method further employ an output device, adapted to output at least one diagram representing the guideline data, with the diagram including at least one component representing a relationship of at least a portion of the feature data to at least a portion of the guideline data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tim H. Gordon, Janet Davidson, Nancy A. Dunne, Roger Mazze, Rachel Robinson, Gregg Simonson, Paul A. Upham, Todd Weaver
  • Publication number: 20190134300
    Abstract: A device (100) for delivering a medicament into a patient's body by injection into or through the patient's skin, including a main body having a top enclosure (116) and a bottom enclosure (104), a reservoir (160) disposed within the main body for containing the medicament, and an injection needle (152) for penetrating the skin of the patient, the needle (152) having a lumen and selectively communicating with the reservoir (160). The device also includes a pressurizing system (600, 140) for selectively pressurizing the reservoir (160). In a pre-activated position, the pressurizing system (600, 140) contacts and compresses the reservoir (160) to reduce the initial volume of the reservoir (160), thereby allowing for partial filling of the reservoir (160).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lionel Vedrine, Ralph Sonderegger, Curt Bingham
  • Publication number: 20190134305
    Abstract: A medication delivery device (MDD) (e.g., injection pen, wearable pump) is paired with an external device (e.g., smart phone, iPad, computer) via wireless link or wireline connection. The MDD provides to the external device captured data from the flow sensor relating to medicine delivery to a patient to ensure complete delivery and minimize MDD misuse or malfunction or inaccuracies in dosing. The MDD can have Bluetoothâ„¢ and/or near field communication (NFC) communication circuits for proximity-based pairing and connectivity with the external device for real-time or deferred transfer of captured data to the external device, depending on memory and power availability at the MDD. The MDD or external device can use captured data and corresponding time stamps to determine flow infomatics such as flow rate, total dose delivered, and dose completion status. An LED on the MDD indicates states such as powered on, paired, delivery in progress and delivery completion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan SRINIVASAN, Michel BRUEHWILER, Tyson MONTIDORO, Mohammadreza RAMEZANIFARD, Cole CONSTANTINEAU, Jeffrey CHAGNON, Stefan GISLER
  • Patent number: 10279125
    Abstract: In one aspect, a medical injector is provided herein having a body and an overcap releasably attached to the body configured to prevent mounting of a needle prior to mixing of components within the body. In a further aspect, a slidable collet may be provided useable to urge resilient members from an outward disrupted state inwardly to collectively define a needle mount. Advantageously, a medical injector is provided which ensures proper sequence in preparation of the device, particularly with respect to the step of allowing mounting of a medical needle to the device subsequent to preparation of the medicament to be administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Cronenberg, Asif Fayyaz, Atul Patel, Matthew D. Sweeney, Lionel Vedrine
  • Patent number: 10279057
    Abstract: A device is presented for disinfecting needleless connectors. The device has a housing that contains a UV light source. The UV light source is operably connected to a power source. The housing has a receptacle configured to selectively receive a shield. The shield has an inner reflective chamber with an internal surface that reflects UV light. In use, the UV light source can illuminate a needleless connector inserted within the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Yiping Ma
  • Publication number: 20190125972
    Abstract: An electronic system (200) connectable to a medication delivery pen (4) and a needle assembly (2, 100), the electronic system (200) exchanging data regarding a medicament traveling from the medication delivery pen (4) to the needle assembly (2,100), the electronic system (200) comprising a hub (214) having a spike (216) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a flow sensor (220) that is in fluid communication with the hub (214) to measure flow data of the medicament, one or more circuit boards (250, 260) electrically contacting the flow sensor (220) to process and transmit the flow data, the one or more circuit hoards (250, 260) include one or more fluid path holes (256, 264) to route a flow of medicament, and a septum (270, 284) that is configured to provide fluid communication between the flow sensor (220) and one of a plurality of needles (40, 124) of the needle assembly (2, 100) to administer the medicament to a pat
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon, Mohammadreza Ramezanifard, Stefan Gisler
  • Publication number: 20190125957
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) is disclosed for use on a medication delivery pen (4). The needle assembly (2) includes a housing (8) enclosing a hub (12) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4), a plurality of needles (18) configured to pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a selection ring insert (30) that rotates and identifies which needle (24) of the plurality of needles (18) is to be selected, and a selection ring (36) that applies a force to expose the selected needle (24). When the housing (8) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (18) is not exposed, and when the housing (8) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (24) is exposed for medicament delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20190125982
    Abstract: A magazine (16) that stores a plurality of needles (56) configured to engage a medication pen (2) for medication delivery, the magazine (16) comprising a magazine housing (32, 70) enclosing a removable array (26) that is rotatable in the magazine housing (32, 70), the removable array (26) supporting a plurality of hub chambers (22) each enclosing one of a plurality of needle hubs (50), the plurality of hub chambers (22) being radially disposed, a connector (28) in each of the plurality of hub chambers (22), each connector (28) engages one of the plurality of needle hubs (50), and a plurality of closures (30) each sealing the plurality of needle hubs (50), wherein a selected closure of the plurality of closures (30) is pierced by the medication pen (2) to engage a selected needle hub (52) of the plurality of needle hubs (50), the selected needle hub (52) disengages from the hub chamber (24), and the selected needle hub (52) is removed from the magazine housing (32, 70) to prepare the medication pen (2) for med
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, David Schiff, Stephan Lawson
  • Publication number: 20190125958
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (102) for use on a medication delivery pen (104), the needle assembly (102) comprising a housing (1 10) enclosing a hub (106) having a communication needle (108) configured to engage the medication delivery pen (104) and pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (104), a communication septum (172, 176) of the needle assembly (102) defining a septum chamber (180, 182) that is in fluid communication with the communication needle (108), a plurality of needles (118) disposed in the communication septum (172, 176), a follower ring (130) that determines which needle (124) of the plurality of needles (1 18) is to be selected, and a snap ring (136) that exposes the selected needle (124) and moves the selected needle (124) in fluid communication with the septum chamber (180, 182), wherein when the housing (110) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (118) is not exposed, and when the housing (110) is in a second position, the selected needle (124) is in fluid comm
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20190125959
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) used on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a communication needle (10) configured to pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (4), a spike housing (8) surrounding the communication needle (10) and configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4), a selector ring (16), including a selector opening (18), enclosing a septum (22, 30) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (28, 29) that is in fluid communication with the communication needle (10), a plurality of needles (34) disposed in the septum (22, 30) of the needle assembly (2), and a peel tab (60) enclosing each of the plurality of needles (34), wherein the selector opening (18) is aligned with a selected peel tab (60) corresponding to a selected needle (40), the selected peel tab (60) is drawn out of the selector ring (16) and moves the selected needle (40) from a first position to a second position, and the selected needle (40) enters into fluid communication
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20190125962
    Abstract: A rotary pump for a fluid metering system is provided. The rotary pump reciprocates, and is reversed by a signal from a limit switch that is deflected by an actuator arm on a rotating sleeve of the pump system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alessandro Pizzochero, Richard Gyory, Kenneth Focht, Justin Fisk, Joseph Gordon, Matthew Perry, Ajit D'Souza, Christopher Petroff
  • Patent number: 10273523
    Abstract: An assembly for preparing a specimen is provided that may be configured to determine the presence of at least one microorganism specie in the specimen. The assembly may include a pipette configured to acquire a specimen from a sample and an imaging cartridge configured to be in fluid communication with the pipette. The imaging cartridge and the pipette may be configured to be irreversibly coupled such that the specimen is bio-contained within the imaging cartridge and the pipette when the imaging cartridge and pipette are coupled together. Associated methods of use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alexander George Lastovich, Anita Quinn, Pauline Elizabeth Bell, James Lee Schram, Rex Young Nielson, Jason Paul Hayes, Matthew James Springer, Lincoln Belcourt, Matthew Daniel Solomon
  • Patent number: 10272237
    Abstract: A luer connection device is disclosed having a housing including a side wall having an inside surface defining a lumen with a central axis, a proximal end, and a distal end including a male luer tip having a central flow diverter extending outwardly from the central axis of the lumen to direct a fluid to a circumferential dead space distal to the male luer tip. A luer connection device is also disclosed having a flow expansion channel disposed in the lumen tapering outward from the wall of tubular housing and partially extending along a longitudinal axis from the tip opening toward the base opening for increasing mixing and flow through a circumferential dead space in the fluid path distal to the male luer tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Marty L. Stout, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, S. Ray Isaacson