Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Publication number: 20200242329
    Abstract: A system and method for developing applications (Apps) for automated assessment and analysis of processed biological samples. Such samples are obtained, combined with nutrient media and incubated. The incubated samples are imaged and the image information is classified according to predetermined criteria. The classified image information is then evaluated according to Apps derived from classified historical image information in a data base. The classified historical image information is compared with the classified image information to provide guidance on further processing of the biological sample through Apps tailored to process provide sample process guidance tailored to the classifications assigned to the image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael A. Brasch, Curtis M. Gosnell, Timothy M. Wiles, Raphael Rodolphe Marcelpoil, Bas Nieuwenhuis, Trienko Marten Van Der Kaap, Michael Bois
  • Patent number: 10722646
    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: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Alyssa Jackson
  • Publication number: 20200222640
    Abstract: An apparatus for entirely removing a medical sharp from a holder to which it is connected, including a body (102), a heating unit (104) disposed in the body, a receiving unit (114) fixedly disposed in the body and configured to receive the holder, and a collet (122) movably disposed within the body and configured to receive the medical sharp. The apparatus also includes a first biasing member (130) disposed within the body, and a user interface (136) coupled to the collet and configured to displace the collet away from the receiving unit, actuate the first biasing member to increase a bias on the collet toward the receiving unit, and actuate the heating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, David Schiff, Eric Chang
  • Publication number: 20200222639
    Abstract: Induction heating from an induction coil (108) is used to separate a metal medical sharp (144) from its holder (142) by applying a high-frequency oscillating magnetic field that excites eddy currents and resistance heating in the sharp. The heated metal sharp melts the adhesive or plastic securing the sharp to its holder. The use of induction heating is advantageous in that it does not require direct contact between the electrical circuit and the sharp or its holder. The heating can also act to sterilize the sharp and thereby render it less hazardous at the same time that it separates the sharp from its holder. The induction coil can have a stepped or conical shape to concentrate the RF energy at the interface between the metal sharp and its holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, David Schiff, Todd Zielinski, Nick McGill, Marian Marys, Glenn Smolfinger
  • Publication number: 20200222626
    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: March 31, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    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: 10709836
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle and a needle shield device. The needle shield device includes an inner shield connectable to at least one a base and a fluid connector connectable to the base, and an outer shield fixedly connected to the opposing end the needle and displaceable relative to the inner shield between a first position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is exposed outside the inner shield, and a second position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is shielded by the inner shield. Interaction between portions of the inner and outer shields during or after proximal displacement of the outer shield from the first position to the second position automatically releases or permits release of the inner shield from connection to the at least one of the base and the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Victor Politis, Stephen Richards, Gary Searle, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10710759
    Abstract: A method of packaging pre-filled medical devices is disclosed. The method comprises producing a packaging having a front panel and a back panel defining a compartment capable of holding one or more medical devices wherein at least one of the front panel or top panel has a portion containing a gas permeable material while the remaining portion of the pouch is gas impermeable. This gas permeable material allows gas to pass through the material and contact the one or more articles contained within the compartment or allows gas to pass through the gas permeable material from the inside of the compartment to the outside of the container. Upon completion of sterilization, the pouch is sealed and the gas permeable portion is cut away leaving the sterilized medical device enclosed in a completely gas impermeable pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Di Lu, Adam Zerda
  • Patent number: 10709846
    Abstract: User-friendly attachment mechanisms for pen needles provide improved handling and ease of use, including locking installation and removal features and sensory feedback when a needle-bearing hub is seated on a pen. Embodiments include a needle-bearing hub includes a circumferentially oriented flexible tab that engages a radially inward rib on an outer cover to assist in attaching a pen device to the pen needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Michael DiBiasi, Sean Sullivan, Keith Knapp, Joshua Herr, Amit Limaye, David Huang, David Schiff, Todd Sack
  • Patent number: 10709370
    Abstract: A blood separation device adapted to receive a blood sample having a whole blood portion and a plasma portion is disclosed. The blood separation device includes a housing defining a first chamber, a second chamber, and a separation member disposed therebetween. The blood separation device also includes an actuator, wherein actuation of the actuator draws the blood sample into the first chamber and the separation member is adapted to allow the plasma portion to pass through the separation member to the second chamber. The blood separation device matches the plasma chamber volume, the blood chamber volume, and the applied single pressure source so that the correct trans-membrane pressure and shear rate is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Qihua Xu, Gonghao Wang
  • Publication number: 20200214611
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure describe a diversion device that traps an initial flow of blood in a diversion chamber of the diversion device. The diversion chamber may be defined, in part, by a housing shell, a housing base, and a filter. The filter may be a porous material that allows air, but not blood, to flow through it. After the diversion chamber is filled, a subsequent flow of blood may be directed into a collection vessel through an internal conduit of the diversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 10704079
    Abstract: Presented herein are methods for the detection of specific beta-lactamases, including class A serine carbapenemases, metallo-beta-lactamases, AmpC beta-lactamases, and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs). The methods presented herein include methods that permit the detection of the presence of specific beta-lactamases in bacterial samples within as few as 2 to 10 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Mei Yang-Woytowitz, Charles Yu, Timothy Wiles
  • Patent number: 10702689
    Abstract: An intravenous delivery system may have a liquid source containing a liquid, tubing, and a vent cap. The tubing may be connected to the liquid source and the vent cap to convey liquid from the liquid source to the vent cap. The vent cap may have a vent that is substantially impermeable to the liquid and permeable to air, and therefore releases air from the liquid from the vent cap. The vent cap may also have a chamber in communication with the vent. The chamber may have a volume selected to enable the chamber to receive a quantity of liquid from the tubing in which the air, if entrained in the liquid, is likely to reside after the tubing has been primed with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Shaun Staley
  • Patent number: 10703864
    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: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Glenn P. Bartholomew, Brent S. Gaylord, Lucy Zhao
  • Patent number: 10704944
    Abstract: A system for capture of dose delivery information is provided. The system includes a medication delivery device, a dose information capture device adapted to be attached to the medication delivery device, and a target element adapted to be attached to the medication delivery device. The target element comprises a magnet or ferrous element and the target element attaches to the medication delivery device on a dose delivery mechanism of the medication delivery device. The dose information capture device includes a magnetic position sensor adapted to detect a position of the target element. As an alternative to magnetic sensing, MEMS flow sensors, and the like may also be used. Exemplary systems preferably transmit dose information in real time to remote devices for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Francis L Ross, III
  • Patent number: 10697010
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for single-cell sequencing. In some examples, the methods include enriching a sample comprising a plurality of cells for cells of interest to produce an enriched cell sample; isolating one or more cells of interest in the enriched cell sample; and obtaining sequence information of one or more polynucleotides from each of the one or more isolated cells. Obtaining sequence information may include generating a molecularly indexed polynucleotide library from the one or more isolated cells. Enriching the sample may include focusing cells of interest in the sample using acoustic focusing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Clark Mason, Liping Yu
  • Patent number: 10695551
    Abstract: A catheter assembly (10) comprising a catheter (18), a needle (12) having a sharp distal tip (13), and a catheter hub (14) connected to the catheter (18) having the needle (12) passing therethrough, the catheter hub (14) including a valve (19) having a preformed opening (22) that selectively permits or blocks a flow of fluid through the catheter (18), a first inner diameter (32) that closes the valve (19), and a second inner diameter (30) larger than the first inner diameter (32), the second inner diameter (30) opening the valve (19), wherein the valve (19) is in an open position upon axially compressing the valve (19) into engagement with the second inner diameter (30) of the catheter hub (14), and the valve (19) is in a closed position upon releasing the valve (19) to engage the first inner diameter (32) of the catheter hub (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Siddarth Shevgoor, Huibin Liu, Ken Cluff, Jon Burkholz, Ray Isaacson, Lawrence J. Trainer
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: D888945
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Girum Yemane-Tekeste, Laurie Sanders, Jayeon Kim