Patents by Assignee Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Publication number: 20170266366
    Abstract: A package for a medical cannula with a hub, such as a pen needle, is disclosed. The package includes a cover for receiving a medical cannula and for engaging a hub of the medical cannula. The cover has open ends that are in communication through the cover. The packaging also includes a sterility barrier for the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert Banik, Peter Skutnik, Sean Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9764083
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable, self-contained drug infusion or medical device capable of communicating with a host controller or other external devices via a personal area network (PAN). The medical device utilizes a PAN transceiver for communication with other devices in contact with a user's body, such as a physiological sensor or host controller, by propagating a current across the user's body via capacitive coupling. The wearable nature of the medical device and the low power requirements of the PAN communication system enable the medical device to utilize alternative energy harvesting techniques for powering the device. The medical device preferably utilizes thermal, kinetic and other energy harvesting techniques for capturing energy from the user and the environment during normal use of the medical device. A system power distribution unit is provided for managing the harvested energy and selectively supplying power to the medical device during system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Savoie, Gary Searle
  • Patent number: 9764125
    Abstract: A multi-use intravenous infusion assembly is presented which includes a septum actuator having various features to prevent over-insertion of the septum actuator through a slit in a blood control septum. By preventing over-insertion of the septum actuator, the slit of the septum is able to repeatedly self-close following removal of an external Luer device. Thus, the intravenous infusion assembly may be used repeatedly without exposing a clinician to blood and other infusion fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Yiping Ma
  • Patent number: 9765389
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing simultaneous nucleic acid amplification and detection. The systems and methods comprise methods for managing a plurality of protocols in conjunction with directing a sensor array across each of a plurality of reaction chambers. In certain embodiments, the protocols comprise thermocycling profiles and the methods may introduce offsets and duration extensions into the thermocycling profiles to achieve more efficient detection behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Catalino Gubatayao, Kalyan Handique, Karthik Ganesan, Daniel M. Drummond
  • Patent number: 9757525
    Abstract: A medication injection pen is provided comprising a housing (218), for housing a dose set knob (220), a leadscrew (226), a driver (224), a setback member (222), and a dose stop member (228). The dose set knob (220) is rotatable with respect to said housing (218) to set a desired injection dose, and comprises at least one internal thread (291). The leadscrew (226) includes a thread element by which it is advanceable in a first direction via a corresponding thread engagement, said first direction being that which expels medication from a cartridge (36). The driver (224) is rotationally fixed to said leadscrew (226) for preventing relative rotation therebetween, said driver (224) being rotatable in a first direction to rotate and advance said leadscrew (226) in said first direction. The setback member (222) is rotationally fixed to said driver (224) for preventing relative rotation therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Michael Quinn, Haiming Wu
  • Patent number: 9758588
    Abstract: Blocking reagent compositions, as well as methods of making and using the same, are provided. Aspects of the composition include a blocking reagent that binds to the cell surface but does not specifically bind to a targeted first cell surface antigen. Also provided are system and kits that include the compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jody Douglas Berry, Priyal Thakur, Mette Ejrnaes, Paul Waterman
  • Patent number: 9758625
    Abstract: Polymeric BODIPY dyes including light harvesting BODIPY unit-comprising multichromophores are provided. In some embodiments, the dyes are polymeric tandem dyes that include a light harvesting BODIPY unit-comprising multichromophore and an acceptor chromophore covalently linked to the multichromophore in energy-receiving proximity therewith. The polymeric tandem dyes may be covalently linked to a specific binding member. Also provided are methods of evaluating a sample for the presence of a target analyte and methods of labelling a target molecule using compositions including the polymeric tandem dyes. Kits and systems for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Glenn P. Bartholomew, Brent S. Gaylord, Lucy Zhao
  • Publication number: 20170252519
    Abstract: A self-injection device (100, 200), including a pen body (108, 208) connectable to a pen needle (10), and a cap (104, 204) selectively connectable to the pen body (108, 208) in a first orientation with respect to the pen body (108, 208) to minimize the length or volume of the self injection device (100, 200), and in a second orientation to provide sufficient length or volume in an interior of the cap (104, 204) to house a pen needle (10) connected to the pen body (108, 208).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Ruane Jeter
  • Publication number: 20170252510
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (100), including a body (104, 116) having a reservoir (164, 176) disposed therein for containing a medicament and an injection needle (152) for penetrating the skin of a patient, the needle (152) providing a path for the medicament between the reservoir (164, 176) and the patient. The device (100) also includes a needle cover (114) for selectively covering the injection needle (152), an adhesive (264) for selectively adhering the device to the patient, a release liner (500) for selectively covering a patient side of the adhesive (264), and a connecting means (112, 520, 512, 508, 524) for connecting the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500) such that removal of one of the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500) from the device (100) removes the other one of the needle cover (114) and the release liner (500).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Lionel Vedrine, Curt Bingham, Bart Peterson
  • Patent number: 9750876
    Abstract: An infusion set or patch pump is provided for delivering a pharmaceutical agent, such as insulin, to a patient. The infusion set or patch pump has a recessed portion in the bottom face containing a hydrogel and a reactant capable of producing a color change upon contact with the pharmaceutical agent. The reactant includes a mixture of potassium persulfate and 4-aminoantipyrine and optionally horseradish peroxidase, and produces a rapid visually detectable color change when contacted with phenol and/or m-cresol contained in insulin as stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weiyan Nie, Zhixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9750897
    Abstract: A drug delivery device including a needle assembly facilitates making intradermal injections using a variety of drug container types such as a syringe. A hub supports the needle while a limiter surrounds the needle. The limiter includes a skin engaging surface that is adapted to be received against the skin of an animal to be intradermally injected. A forward end of the needle extends beyond the skin engaging surface a selected distance to limit a depth that the needle penetrates into the animal's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Paul G. Alchas
  • Patent number: 9750894
    Abstract: A safety shield adapted for use with a syringe having a syringe barrel for protecting a needle after use in a medical procedure is disclosed. The safety shield includes a first portion disposed at least partially about the barrel and axially movable from a retracted position surrounding at least a portion of the syringe barrel to an extended position wherein at least the distal end of the first portion extends beyond the distal end of the syringe barrel. The shield further includes a second portion associated with the first portion and axially movable with respect to the first portion from a retracted position to an extended position extending beyond the distal end of the first portion. First and second locking members are provided for locking the first and second portions in an extended position upon axial movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Mark DiSilvestro
  • Patent number: 9750925
    Abstract: A ported catheter adapter having a combined blood control valve and port valve, wherein the combined valve comprises one or more vents that permit the passage of air and prevent the passage of fluids. The one or more vents are located on the outer surface of the valve so as to avoid being overlapped with the pathway of the side port. As such, fluid communication between the side port and the vents is prevented. Various venting configurations are provided. The invention further includes a valve actuator that is advanced through a slit in the membrane of the valve to provide a pathway for fluid to bypass the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Weston F. Harding, Siddarth K. Shevgoor
  • Patent number: 9750929
    Abstract: A cap is configured to provide antimicrobial protection to a female luer port of an intravenous device. The cap distributes an antimicrobial solution within the intraluminal surfaces of the port when the cap is connected to the port. A cap may also be designed to distribute an antimicrobial solution around the exterior surfaces of the port. Once connected to a port, the cap can form a seal that minimizes the evaporation of the antimicrobial solution from within the lumen of a port. The cap can therefore provide antimicrobial protection against another device that is connected to the port once the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Siddarth Shevgoor
  • Patent number: 9750920
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multiple-use intravenous (IV) catheter assembly septum and septum actuator. In particular, the present invention relates to an IV catheter assembly having a stationary septum actuator and a blood control septum, wherein the blood control septum is configured to slide within a catheter adapter of the IV catheter assembly between a compressed state and an uncompressed state. When in the compressed state, a slit of the blood control septum is opened and the septum comprises stored compressive potential energy. When the septum is released from the compressed state, the stored compressive potential energy is release and the blood control septum is restored to its original shape, thereby closing the septum's slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Darin Charles Vincent, S. Ray Isaacson
  • Patent number: 9750928
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for applying an anti-pathogenic material to various surfaces of a medical device, wherein the method includes identifying various surfaces of the medical tests which include noncritical dimensions, and limiting the application of the anti-pathogenic material to those surfaces. Some aspects of the invention further include the application of an anti-pathogenic lubricant material to various parts or components of a medical device to reduce friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, S. Ray Isaacson, Marty L. Stout
  • Patent number: 9750922
    Abstract: A handheld antiseptic dispensing applicator device having a reservoir for storing an antiseptic agent, the reservoir being coupled to an applicator pad, and a defeatable membrane or barrier being interposed between the reservoir and the applicator pad. Embodiments of the device comprise a squeezable reservoir, wherein the internal hydraulic pressure of the squeezable reservoir is increased via user applied forces to thereby defeat the membrane releasing the antiseptic agent contained therein which is then absorbed by the applicator pad. The defeatable barrier or membrane is also removable or may be defeated in connection with other mechanisms according to various embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Minh Quang Hoang, Huibin Liu, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bryan G. Davis
  • Patent number: 9750927
    Abstract: An antimicrobial lubricant applied to an outer surface of an introducer needle as part of a catheter assembly device. The catheter assembly device further includes a septum having a slit through which the introducer needle is threaded. The antimicrobial lubricant is squeegeed, or removed from the outer surface of the introducer needle as the needle is removed from the slit following catheterization. The removed antimicrobial lubricant forms a deposit on the septum at a location proximate to the slit, thereby preventing colonization and growth of pathogens on the septum and other adjacent components and surfaces of the catheter assembly device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Yiping Ma
  • Patent number: 9750529
    Abstract: A stylet for insertion within a cannula interior of a needle is disclosed. The stylet includes a solid elongated shaft having a proximal end adapted for engagement with a needle hub, and a distal end having a surface modified profile. The surface modified profile increases the penetration force required to penetrate human skin. The ratio of the penetration force of a stylet having an unmodified distal end to the stylet having a surface modified profile is at least 1:1.4, or greater. The surface modified profile may be a roughened surface, a buffed surface and/or a blunted surface. The surface modified profile may include a yieldable material disposed over at least a portion of the distal end. A needle assembly having a stylet having a surface modified profile is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Annica Wayman, Michael Meehan, Christina D'Arrigo, Douglas Tyukody
  • Patent number: D796687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Melody M. H. Kuroda, Ammon David Lentz, Dwight Livingston, Michael Justin Lizzi, Scott N. Danhof, Gregory S. Kramer, Thomas D. Haubert, Michael L. Marshall, James A. Prescott, Randy J. Somerville, M. Scott Ulrich