Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Publication number: 20210162139
    Abstract: A single use delivery device is disclosed having a manually deformable liquid container defining an inner chamber, the container having a distal end, a body, a proximal end, and an outlet on the distal end; a tip projecting from the outlet on the distal end of the container, the tip in fluid communication with the inner chamber of the container; a primer element for removing one or more air bubbles from the chamber, said primer element being attached to and in fluid communication with the deformable container, the container, the tip and the primer element being collapsible to minimize dead space in the delivery device; and two or more one-way valves. A method of administering a fluid to or flushing a vascular access device using a single use pre-filled delivery device as described herein is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Darrin Manke, James J. Kennedy, III, Morgan Carlson
  • Patent number: 11020033
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly includes a housing having a flash chamber, and having a distal end and a proximal end engageable with a specimen collection container. The assembly includes a cannula having a patient end, a non-patient end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cannula interior. The patient end of the cannula projects at least partially from the distal end of the housing, and the cannula interior is in fluid communication with the flash chamber. The assembly further includes a shield restrainably engaged with a portion of the housing and axially transitionable over the patient cannula from a retracted position in which the patient end is exposed, to an extended position in which the patient end is shielded by at least a portion of the shield, wherein at least a portion of the flash chamber is visible in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson W. Crawford, Robert G. Ellis, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Benjamin R. Bartfeld, C. Mark Newby, Chee Leong Alvin Tan, Jon Moh, Tiong Yee Sim, Neville Yu Leng Chia
  • Patent number: 11020581
    Abstract: Pinch clamps are provided which generate positive displacement while also preventing rebound. To prevent rebound while providing positive displacement, the upper and lower clamping surfaces may be configured to form a pinch profile along which the tubing is compressed with the pinch point being formed at the distal end of the pinch profile. To further prevent rebound, the lower arm of the pinch clamp can include blocking ribs that interface with the upper clamping surface to prevent distal travelling of the pinch point even if the upper arm is forced into an over-engaged position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Olivia Hu, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Shaun Staley
  • Patent number: 11020540
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) for use on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike housing (8) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a needle assembly housing (22) secured to the spike housing (8), the needle assembly housing (22) enclosing a septum (40) with a cavity (42) that is in continuous fluid communication with the spike housing (8), and a plurality of needles (44) configured to pierce the needle assembly septum (40), wherein when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (44) are disengaged from the needle assembly septum (40), and when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (46) enters into fluid communication with the septum cavity (42) and is exposed for medicament delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20210154398
    Abstract: A system for providing the collection of advanced, improved, and novel new components and elements in a single package to simplify assembly and use of the infusion set by the user, including one or more of an exemplary pushbutton-type inserter, squeeze-type inserter, contact-type inserter, skin pinching-type inserter, folding retraction-type inserter, and/or multistage-type inserter (700) having at least one reusable stage, an exemplary set (350) having an adhesion means with two or more user-selectable degrees of adhesion strength, a self-sealing tube connection means, a lens feature to view a site beneath the set, exemplary tube management and connection elements (450), insulin supply (475), adhesion concealment means (500), finger loops on the inserter and site preparation wipes or sprays (550) which can be provided as part of the inserter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tyson Lawrence, James McGee, Todd Taylor, Rob Colonna, Eric Sugalski, Zenas Lu, Chris K. Barmore, Robert Banik, Peter Skutnik
  • Publication number: 20210154399
    Abstract: A system for providing the collection of advanced, improved, and novel new components and elements in a single package to simplify assembly and use of the infusion set by the user, including one or more of an exemplary pushbutton-type inserter, squeeze-type inserter, contact-type inserter, skin pinching-type inserter, folding retraction-type inserter, and/or multistage-type inserter (700) having at least one reusable stage, an exemplary set (350) having an adhesion means with two or more user-selectable degrees of adhesion strength, a self-sealing tube connection means, a lens feature to view a site beneath the set, exemplary tube management and connection elements (450), insulin supply (475), adhesion concealment means (500), finger loops on the inserter and site preparation wipes or sprays (550) which can be provided as part of the inserter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tyson Lawrence, James McGee, Todd Taylor, Rob Colonna, Eric Sugalski, Zenas Lu, Chris K. Barmore, Robert Banik, Peter Skutnik
  • Publication number: 20210154397
    Abstract: A system for providing the collection of advanced, improved, and novel new components and elements in a single package to simplify assembly and use of the infusion set by the user, including one or more of an exemplary pushbutton-type inserter, squeeze-type inserter, contact-type inserter, skin pinching-type inserter, folding retraction-type inserter, and/or multistage-type inserter (700) having at least one reusable stage, an exemplary set (350) having an adhesion means with two or more user-selectable degrees of adhesion strength, a self-sealing tube connection means, a lens feature to view a site beneath the set, exemplary tube management and connection elements (450), insulin supply (475), adhesion concealment means (500), finger loops on the inserter and site preparation wipes or sprays (550) which can be provided as part of the inserter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tyson Lawrence, James McGee, Todd Taylor, Rob Colonna, Eric Sugalski, Zenas Lu, Chris K. Barmore, Robert Banik, Peter Skutnik
  • Patent number: 11016095
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are diagnostic assays using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-active particles, including liquid-based assays; magnetic capture assays; microparticle-nanoparticle satellite structures for signal amplification in an assay; composite SERS-active particles useful for enhanced detection of targets; and sample tubes and processes for using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristin Weidemaier, Christian Sandmann, William Shannon Dillmore, James L. Schram, W. William Stewart, Robert E. Pearson, Helen Hsieh, Steven Keith, Rajendra R. Bhat, Andrea Liebmann-Vinson, Adam Craig Curry, Alexander G. Lastovich
  • Patent number: 11013854
    Abstract: An infusion set, patch pump, or elements thereof, having an exemplary catheter (14) provided with one or more channels, grooves and coatings (24, 34, 44), configured and arranged to provide a degree of strength and flexibility. The catheter (14) can also have an exemplary flexible union with the hub (12) having at least one of a ball-and-socket joint (66, 68), a sliding plate (86), and a flexible bushing (106), and which is sealed to allow even further movement of the catheter (14) while preventing leakage of medication through the junction. In doing so, a number of benefits associated with the use of rigid materials in catheter construction can be provided while at the same time, benefits associated with the use of flexible materials in catheter construction and/or flexible engagement with the hub can also be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Peter Skutnik, Joshua Horvath, Robert Banik, Gary Searle, Eric Bene
  • Publication number: 20210146056
    Abstract: Medical device assemblies capable of aspirating liquid into a syringe barrel or other medical devices while evacuating any air from the syringe are described. An exemplary medical device includes a syringe barrel, plunger rod and stopper assembly having an air permeable and liquid impermeable porous portion and structure for forming a vacuum within either the stopper or the plunger rod. Described is a medical device including a syringe barrel, plunger rod and stopper assembly having an air permeable and liquid impermeable porous portion and structure for forming a vacuum within chamber between the stopper and plunger rod wherein the plunger rod includes a sealing edge and is moveable relative to the stopper. Exemplary medical devices may include a vent for allowing air that permeates through the porous portion to escape to atmosphere. Methods for aspirating a syringe barrel with a liquid are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Peter Douglas, Waheed Abid
  • Publication number: 20210146113
    Abstract: A disinfection cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the disinfection cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity, disinfectant or antimicrobial agent and a ball disposed within the cavity. An outer surface of the housing includes a thread sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a threaded connector, or more specifically a male luer connector. The cap may also include a peelable seal to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the cavity. The cavity of the cap may also include one or more ribs disposed on the inner surface of the cavity to retain the ball in the cavity, forming a flow channel as the ball is depressed further into the cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Chang Jiang, Amir Harandi, Tom Moskal, Jiayu Liu, Narasinha C. Parasnis
  • Patent number: 11007313
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11007312
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) used on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike (9) configured to pierce a vial, reservoir or cartridge septum of the pen (4), a needle guide (12) configured to mate with the pen (4), the needle guide (12) enclosing a septum (22) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (31), the septum chamber (31) being in fluid communication with the spike (9), a plurality of needles (34) disposed in the septum (22) of the needle assembly (2), a sterility barrier (60) enclosing each of the plurality of needles (34), each of a plurality of sterility barriers (60) having a peel tab (70), each of a plurality of peel tabs (70) being wrapped around the needle guide (12), wherein when one of the plurality of needles (40) is drawn from the needle guide (12) from a first position to a second position, the needle (40) fluidly communicates with the septum chamber (31), and the sterility barrier (60) and the peel tab (70) of the needle (40) are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon, Daniel Yasevac, Chris Campbell
  • Patent number: 11007316
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lionel Vedrine, Ralph Sonderegger, Curt Bingham
  • Patent number: 11009400
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for spectrally resolving light from fluorophores having overlapping fluorescence spectra in a sample. Methods according to certain embodiments include detecting light with a light detection system from a sample having a plurality of fluorophores having overlapping fluorescence spectra and spectrally resolving light from each fluorophore in the sample. In some embodiments, methods include estimating the abundance of one or more of the fluorophores in the sample, such as on a particle. In certain instances, methods include identifying the particle in the sample based on the abundance of each fluorophore and sorting the particle. Methods according to some embodiments includes spectrally resolving the light from each fluorophore by calculating a spectral unmixing matrix for the fluorescence spectra of each fluorophore. Systems and integrated circuit devices (e.g., a field programmable gate array) for practicing the subject methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Peter Mage, Keegan Owsley
  • Patent number: D919831
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Brian A. Self, Dwight Livingston
  • Patent number: D920144
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Dwight Livingston, Michael T. VanSickler, Christopher John Murray, John Depler Coleman, Mathieu Dominic Turpault
  • Patent number: D920145
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Dwight Livingston, Michael T. VanSickler, Christopher John Murray, John Depler Coleman, Mathieu Dominic Turpault
  • Patent number: D920536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Brian A. Self, Dwight Livingston, Alyssa Shedlosky
  • Patent number: D921887
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Olivia Hu, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Shaun Staley