Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Publication number: 20210138223
    Abstract: A device for connection to a medical connector, the device includes a cap having an annular wall having an exterior wall surface and an interior wall surface including a plurality of inwardly extending protrusions sized and shaped to frictionally engage a male luer, and a peelable seal. The cap configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap includes one or more threads adapted to engage with a female luer connector. The cap is adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The peelable seal prevents the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the chamber. Also described are methods of disinfecting a medical connector, and apparatuses comprising a device for disinfecting a medical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Nichola Charles
  • Publication number: 20210138225
    Abstract: A device for connection to a medical connector, the device includes a cap, an elastic sealing ring and a peelable seal. The cap configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap includes one or more threads adapted to engage with a female luer connector. The cap is adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The peelable seal prevents the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Nichola Charles
  • Publication number: 20210138224
    Abstract: A device for connection to a medical connector, the device includes a cap, an elastic sealing ring, a locking lid and a peelable seal. The cap configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap may include one or more threads adapted to engage with a female luer connector. The cap is adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The peelable seal prevents the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the chamber. Also described are methods of disinfecting a medical connector, and an assembly comprising a device for disinfecting a medical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Paul P. Marici
  • Patent number: 11002658
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the methods provided herein relate to sample analysis and particle characterization methods. Some such embodiments include receiving, from a particle analyzer, measurements for a first portion of particles associated with an experiment. Some embodiments also include generating a tree representing groups of related particles based at least in part on the measurements, wherein the tree includes at least three groups. Some embodiments also include generating a measure of relatedness between a first group and a second group of the tree based at least in part on the measurements. Some embodiments also include and configuring the particle analyzer to classify a subsequent particle associated with the experiment with the first group real-time, wherein the subsequent particle is not included in the first portion of particles. Some embodiments also include sorting the subsequent particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joseph Trotter, Paul Barclay Purcell
  • Patent number: 11002642
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to demarcation templates for demarcating a test area on a test surface and for providing visual guidance to a user to precisely and accurately swab the test surface in order to determine the presence and/or concentration of an analyte of interest on the test surface. In one aspect, the analyte of interest is a hazardous contaminant. Some templates can include alignment markings around the border demarcating the test area to provide such guidance to users, and can include graphical use instructions on a removable central portion of the template. The template can be adhesive to be securely fixed to the test surface for accurate demarcation of the test area throughout sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Oshinski, Austin Jason Mckinnon
  • Publication number: 20210128829
    Abstract: A delivery device (10, 40, 100) for delivering a substance, such as an insulin formulation, to a patient includes a storage container (12, 112) containing the insulin formulation, a delivery member (20, 42) connected to the storage container by a fluid pathway for injecting the insulin formulation into the patient for delivering the insulin formulation to the patient at a controlled basal flow rate or bolus flow. The delivery device can have a pump mechanism for delivering the substance to the patient. An activated charcoal adsorbent (51 57, 87) or activated carbon is positioned in the fluid pathway between the storage container and the delivery member for removing at least a portion of a phenolic stabilizing agent from the insulin formulation before delivering to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew NOVAK, Emilie MAINZ, Christopher RINI, Bruce ROBERTS
  • Patent number: 10994101
    Abstract: A method of preventing blood leakage through a septum of a catheter assembly when a needle is disposed within a slit of the septum may include providing a lubricant within multiple gaps disposed between an outer surface of the needle and the slit. The lubricant may include a viscosity greater than 1,000 centipoise. Providing the lubricant within the multiple gaps may include applying the lubricant to the outer surface of the needle, and inserting the lubricated needle distally through the slit of the septum. Providing the lubricant within the multiple gaps may include applying the lubricant to a tip of a septum actuator of the catheter assembly, and penetrating the septum with the lubricated septum actuator. Providing the lubricant within the plurality of gaps may include dispensing the lubricant within the slit of the septum prior to insertion of the septum into the lumen of the catheter adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Jeff O'Bryan, Chad Alan Tagge
  • Patent number: 10995175
    Abstract: Principles and embodiments of the present invention relate generally to thermoplastic polyurethane materials having controlled and improved stiffness and/or flexibility, and methods to prepare them. The thermoplastic polyurethanes described herein having superior stiffness and softening properties may be fabricated into film, tubing, and other forms of medical devices. The thermoplastic polyurethanes comprise: an aromatic diisocyanate excluding non-aromatic diisocyanates; at least one polyglycol; and a chain extender comprising at least one side-chain branching diol and excluding linear diols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ming Zhou, Theresa Hermel-Davidock
  • Patent number: 10995298
    Abstract: A polymer resin composition is disclosed including a chemically attached lubricant structure to produce a self-lubricating medical device thereby eliminating the need of a secondary lubrication step currently required which is useful in medical and surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Lisa Lim
  • Patent number: 10995299
    Abstract: A polymer resin composition is disclosed including a chemically attached lubricant structure to produce a self-lubricating medical device thereby eliminating the need of a secondary lubrication step currently required which is useful in medical and surgical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Lisa Lim
  • Patent number: 10994118
    Abstract: Various embodiments of an antimicrobial stopcock medical connector is provided. More specifically, the present invention relates to a stopcock tap having fluid channels provided on portions of the outer surface of the stopcock tap, whereby fluid bypasses the stopcock through the fluid channels by flowing between the outer surface of the stopcock tap and the inner surface of the stopcock housing. Some embodiments further comprise an antimicrobial coating or insert that is provided in the one or more fluid channel, whereby fluid flowing through the fluid channels contacts the antimicrobial coating or an antimicrobial agent that is eluted from the antimicrobial coating. Further still, some embodiments of the present invention comprise an antimicrobial groove that is positioned opposite the fluid channel, whereby when the stopcock is in an “off” position, the antimicrobial groove contacts fluid within a blocked port thereby preventing microbial growth therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Huibin Liu, Bryan Fred Bihlmaier, Janice Lin
  • Patent number: 10996146
    Abstract: Tissue dissociators configured to disrupt a biological tissue sample are provided. Aspects of the tissue dissociators according to certain embodiments include a blade holder having a blade and a sample holder that includes a tissue actuator having a distal end pliable stopper where the tissue actuator is configured to be displaced along a longitudinal axis with the sample holder. Also provided are methods of dissociating a biological tissue sample with the tissue dissociators, as well as kits including the tissue dissociators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Abbott, Alexander G. Lastovich, Friedrich G. Hahn, Jacob Jones
  • Publication number: 20210121642
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly includes an adapter (32, 122, 190, 254, 312) and a needle hub (134, 124, 192, 256, 314) coupled to the adapter. The needle hub is removable from the adapter. The adapter has a distal end for coupling with a pen needle delivery device and a distal end with at least one coupling member for coupling with the needle hub. The needle hub is a distal face forming a skin contact surface and a cannula extending from the distal face. The proximal end of the needle hub includes a coupling member for removably coupling with the coupling member of the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Victor POLITIS, J. Richard GYORY, Joseph ISKANDAR, Alex CHAVES
  • Patent number: 10987467
    Abstract: A cannula insertion device is disclosed. The device includes a needle carriage, a rail device on which the needle carriage is slidable, a yoke having a channel, a linkage connected to the needle carriage and extending into the channel, a torsion spring with one end connected to the linkage, and locking device for locking the torsion spring in tension and maintaining the needle carriage and the linkage in a locked position prior to activation. Upon release of the locking device, the tension of the torsion spring is released, which causes the linkage to move in the channel and slide the needle carriage along the rail device. A catheter carriage may also be provided for actuation by the linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Alyssa Jackson
  • Patent number: 10987486
    Abstract: An anchor system for securing a catheter to a patient may include an anchor pad, which may include a lower surface, an upper surface, and a window extending through the anchor pad. The lower surface may include an adhesive layer to adhere the anchor pad to skin of the patient. The upper surface may include a catheter securement mechanism. The window may provide access to the skin of the patient for application of a topical skin adhesive at a catheter insertion site disposed within the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 10987473
    Abstract: A pen needle (531) includes a hub (511) and a needle (513) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) receives the hub (511). A lubricant reservoir (503) is disposed in the outer cover (501) such that a portion of the needle (513) is disposed in the lubricant reservoir (503) when the hub (511) is received by the outer cover (501). Lubrication of the needle (513) facilitates multiple injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Edward Rosen, Paul Upham
  • Publication number: 20210113772
    Abstract: A flush syringe for use in maintaining intravenous catheters, which can more efficiently and effectively flush catheters by providing a pulsating, pulsatile, and/or pulsative flow of fluid that can be produced using the momentum of the moving fluid itself. A steady force applied to the plunger while flushing can provide a pulsating flow of fluid to a catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Bryan BIHLMAIER
  • Patent number: 10980979
    Abstract: A medical device such as a needle subassembly is disclosed including a cover over a magnetized portion of a tissue-penetrating medical device having a shielding material associated with the cover that prevents the magnetized portion of the tissue-penetrating medical device from being de-magnetized when the cover is positioned to cover the tissue-penetrating medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, S. Ray Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10980944
    Abstract: A tip cap is provided comprising a base portion having an upper surface and a lower surface, a body having a top wall with a non-circular cross-section extending from the upper surface, and a shaft extending from the lower surface. A syringe assembly is provided comprising a syringe comprising a barrel, and a syringe tip, extending through the barrel and a connector provided on the syringe tip. The syringe assembly further comprises a tip cap for sealingly covering the syringe tip and comprising a base portion having an upper surface and a lower surface, a body having a top wall with a non-circular cross-section extending from the upper surface, and a shaft extending from the lower surface having connection means for attaching to the syringe tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles G. Hwang, Roger Groskopf
  • Patent number: D917718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Dwight Livingston, Ammon David Lentz, Sharon Virginia LaMont Leitch, Gary F. Hershner, Daniel Justin Lohan, Joseph Kelleher, Elisabeth Lily Sooklal