Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Patent number: 10688256
    Abstract: A syringe with adjustable penetration depth, comprising a tubular syringe barrel, a plunger positioned within the syringe barrel, a hub bearing a needle and attached to the syringe barrel, a movable collar having an open proximal end received over the hub, a distal end wall having an opening through which the needle protrudes, and a sidewall extending proximally from the distal end wall, the sidewall having an interior surface engaging the hub or syringe barrel, and a retaining feature on the collar engaging the hub or barrel and retaining the collar at a plurality of axial positions. The collar travels with respect to the hub along a path defined by the retaining feature on the interior surface of the sidewall engaging the hub or barrel, exposing a greater length of the needle as the collar travels toward the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, Sudarsan Srinivasan, Todd Andreoni, Edward J. Rosen, Howard Gold
  • Patent number: 10692207
    Abstract: A system for preparing a pharmaceutical compound comprises: a computing device comprising a user interface providing an operator with instructions for preparing the pharmaceutical compound and at least one processor operatively connected to the user interface; a scale operatively connected to the at least one processor; and an image capture device operatively connected to the at least one processor and the scale and positioned to capture an image of at least one of a component used in preparing the pharmaceutical compound and the pharmaceutical compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Christian Sandmann, Matt Thomas, Chris Murray, Christian Hanke, Helmut Hoerner, Robert Tannen, Mathieu Turpault, Erik Kurt Witt
  • Patent number: 10688240
    Abstract: A needle changing device for use on a medication delivery device includes an engagement element that is configured to engage the medication delivery device and pierce a septum of the medication delivery device, a needle holder connected to the engagement element, the needle holder having a needle changing septum having a reservoir, the reservoir being in continuous fluid communication with the engagement element, and a plurality of needles configured to pierce the needle changing septum, wherein when the needle holder is in a first position, the plurality of needles are disengaged from the reservoir of the needle changing septum, and when the needle holder is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles enters into fluid communication with the reservoir of the needle changing septum and is partially exposed outside the needle changing device for medicament delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michel Bruehwiler, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, James Bates, Robert Banik, Margaret Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200188585
    Abstract: An insulin delivery device (10) includes a cannula (40) for delivering insulin to a patient at an infusion site, a pump assembly (30), and a valve (36) for controlling the flow of insulin. A removable leak detector unit (28) is coupled to the delivery device for sensing and detecting leakage of insulin at the infusion site. The leak detector unit (28) has electrodes (56) positioned for contacting the insulin leaking from the infusion site, a sensing electrical circuit (54) and a power source (58) for operating the leak detector unit. The removable leak detector unit (28) has an electrical contact (62) for mating with an electrical contact (64) of the delivery device for electrically and operatively connecting the leak detector unit (28) to the delivery device. The leak detector unit (28) sends a signal to the pump assembly (30) and/or valve (36) to stop the flow of insulin when leakage is detected at the infusion site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: James R. PETISCE, Eric BENE
  • Patent number: 10682462
    Abstract: Infusion sets for insertion into an insertion site for preventing misalignment of the base and cap or fluid connector by providing one or more alignment features between each, and in alternative embodiments, provide one or more features to secure the cap or fluid connector to the base in anyone of a number of rotational positions and having release features to allow the cap or fluid connector to be rotatable with respect to the base portion of the infusion set, and yet easily removed and inserted. Further embodiments provide infusion sets wherein the user can easily see the insertion site of the catheter and the skin, to determine if infections have occurred at an earlier stage than was possible using prior art infusion sets and with substantially less difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston F. Harding, Bart D. Peterson, Christopher N. Cindrich
  • Patent number: 10684275
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining a tuberculosis assessment in a subject are provided. Aspects of the methods include assaying a tuberculosis (TB) activated sample from the subject for at least one of: (i) CD154+ T cells; and (ii) T cells having a central memory phenotype, such as a CM1 phenotype, CM2 phenotype or a CM3 phenotype; to obtain a TB biomarker signature, and then deriving a tuberculosis assessment for the subject from the TB biomarker signature. Aspects of the invention further include reagents, devices, systems, and kits thereof that find use in practicing the subject methods are provided. The methods and compositions find use in a variety of applications, including TB diagnosis and monitoring of TB treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Smita Ghanekar, Marja Suni, Margaret Inokuma
  • Patent number: 10682085
    Abstract: A medical puncturing device having a wicking element disposed on a portion of the medical puncturing device is disclosed. The wicking element allows a user to remove a first drop of blood upon puncturing the skin using the medical puncturing device. In this manner, a subsequent drop of blood can be used to test their blood to determine their blood glucose level for proper insulin dosing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Craig A. Gelfand, Gary D. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10682458
    Abstract: a flow pathway subassembly (264, 278) including medicament flow pathway components of a medical device, and a holder (270, 280) configured for holding the components so that a center of gravity of the subassembly is disposed substantially on a central longitudinal axis of the subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Haiming Wu, Danial P. Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10682499
    Abstract: A catheter and introducer needle assembly, including a flexible catheter and a catheter hub having an outer surface portion. The assembly includes an introducer needle disposed in the catheter, a needle shield having a resilient clip adapted to flex between first and second positions. The resilient clip includes a cantilevered arm with a pawl. In the resilient clip's first position, the cantilevered arm is flexed so that the pawl frictionally contacts the catheter hub's outer surface portion to retain the needle shield with the catheter hub. In the second position, the pawl no longer frictionally contacts the hub's outer surface, thereby permitting needle shield displacement relative to the catheter hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Siddarth Shevgoor, Jeff O'Bryan, Yiping Ma
  • Publication number: 20200179616
    Abstract: A multiple carrier injection system (10) comprising an adapter (20) including at least one arm (22), a pen needle assembly (29) including a hub (30) retaining a needle (44), and a bullet (50) having a cover (58) to seal the bullet (50), the bullet (50) enclosing the hub (30) in a first position, wherein the arm (22) engages the adapter (20) to the hub (30), and the arm (22) causes the hub (30) to rotate within the bullet (50) to move the hub (30) into a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert West
  • Patent number: 10675404
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Alessandro Pizzochero, J. Richard Gyory, Kenneth Focht, Justin Fisk, Joseph Gordon, Matthew Perry, Ajit D'Souza, Christopher Petroff
  • Patent number: 10679342
    Abstract: A system for preparing a pharmaceutical compound comprises: a scale having a platen configured for placement of an object thereon; a supporting arm comprising a first end coupled to a portion of the scale and a second end extending to a position above the platen of the scale; and an enclosure housing extending from the second end of the supporting arm and configured to house at least one input device. The enclosure housing has a curved front profile to minimize flow disturbance when the system is positioned within a flow hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Nowicki, Christian Sandmann
  • Patent number: 10676779
    Abstract: Disclosed herein include systems, methods, compositions, and kits for sample identification. A sample indexing composition can comprise, for example, a protein binding reagent associated with a sample indexing oligonucleotide. Different sample indexing compositions can include sample indexing oligonucleotides with different sequences. Sample origin of cells can be identified based on the sequences of the sample indexing oligonucleotides. Sample indexing oligonucleotides can be barcoded using barcoded and lengthened using daisy-chaining primers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Christina Chang, Christina Fan, Eleen Shum, Jody Martin, Nidhanjali Bansal, James Ghadiali, Katherine Lazaruk, Gretchen Yinbon Lam
  • Patent number: 10677709
    Abstract: Particle detection cartridges are provided. Aspects of the particle detection cartridges according to certain embodiments include a sample input, a flow channel and a light channel, where the flow channel and light channel are coupled at a detection region such that only light from the detection region can propagate directly through the light channel to a detector. Systems including the cartridges, as well as methods for detecting particles in a sample with the subject particle detection cartridges/systems, are also described. Kits having one or more cartridges are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan V. Dixon, Jianying Cao, Edward Michael Goldberg
  • Patent number: 10677788
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a method of calibrating event data. The method includes obtaining, via an electronic device including a processor, event data for an assay including a reagent. The reagent is associated with one of a plurality of manufacturing lots of the reagent. The method includes receiving one or more calibration factors for the reagent based on an identifier associated with the one of the plurality of manufacturing lots. The method further includes generating calibrated event data based on an application of the one or more calibration factors to the event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ramez Emile Necola Shehada, Oliver Crespo-Diaz, Paul Limb
  • Publication number: 20200171294
    Abstract: A fluid connector for use with an infusion set. The fluid connector includes a housing having a cannula integral with and extending distally from a proximal interior surface of the housing. A proximal exterior surface of the housing has a flattened portion with a raised tactile feature centered about a longitudinal axis of the cannula to aid a user in connecting the fluid connector with an infusion set base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Rachel Turner, Victor lsaac Politis, Alex Chaves, Gail Marie Siewiorek, Eric Bene, Attila Kiss, Megan Kohnen, Marc Hunter, Laurie Bums, Gail Hunter, Max Ryan
  • Patent number: 10668226
    Abstract: A flow sensor is provided to enable volumetric dose data to be acquired automatically by sampling flow rates of insulin measured by a flow sensor exposed to a flow manifold though which the insulin flows. The flow sensor preferably connects to a standard insulin pen on one end, and to a standard pen needle on the other end. Particular geometries and algorithms are utilized to accommodate the unique requirements of insulin flow determination during an injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Andrew Burke, Peter Costello, Kenneth Focht, Francis L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10669575
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to methods and systems for analysis of melting temperatures, and particularly to analysis of duplex nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Adam Steel
  • Patent number: RE48049
    Abstract: Described are passively activated safety needle assemblies and methods for use. The assemblies comprise an elongate hollow outer shield, an elongate hub slidably engaged within the outer shield and biased to move proximally with respect to the outer shield. A locking ring in the hub has a ring element that cooperates with an activation element on the outer shield rotate the locking ring and disable the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Zachek, Ryan Lakin
  • Patent number: D888236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Bart D. Peterson, Bin Wang, Nathan Mitchell