Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • Patent number: 10661025
    Abstract: A pen needle is enclosed by an outer cover to facilitate installation of a needle bearing hub on a medication pen. The outer cover design reduces or eliminates the likelihood of user contact with the patient end needle or the non-patient end needle during installation and disposal, and provides an audible indication when the hub is fully installed on a medication pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sean Sullivan, Sudarsan Srinivasan, Michael DiBiasi, Keith Knapp, Kunjal Oza, Sajayesh Vijayachandran, Ganesh Kamble
  • Patent number: 10661955
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Patent number: 10661066
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for an injectable substance delivery pen comprising a microneedle hub assembly removably engaged with a pen device body which includes a cartridge, a plunger, and a drive mechanism. The hub assembly includes at least one microneedle for intradermal or shallow subcutaneous injection of the contents of the cartridge. The cartridge, plunger and drive mechanism components of the pen body are fabricated of non-compliant and non-compressible materials to allow effective communication of the cartridge contents via the microneedle patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Pettis, Frank E. Martin, Scott A. Kaestner
  • Patent number: 10661935
    Abstract: A labeling device for a syringe that includes a first labeling subsystem adapted to print a first label having machine readable information and a second labeling subsystem adapted to print a second label having human readable information is disclosed. The first labeling subsystem includes a label applicator adapted to automatically apply the first label to a portion of the syringe. The first labeling subsystem includes a syringe clamp assembly that securely holds the syringe while the label applicator automatically applies a first label to the syringe. The second labeling subsystem includes a removal device adapted to automatically remove a backing material from the second label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Scott William Gisler, Philip C. McNeill, Rahul Khurana, Drew Davidock, Robert Nicholas Graf, Kaushal Verma, Gary Stacey, Mark Rogers, Mark Ridley, David Stocks, Alistair Ward, Andrew Scholan, Keith Marshall
  • Publication number: 20200162896
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to implement key generation for secure pairing between first and second devices using embedded out-of-band (OOB) key generation and without requiring the devices to have input/output (IO) capability to enter authentication information. Bluetooth Smart or Low Energy (BLE) OOB pairing option can be used for pairing medical devices with added security of OOB key generation. The OOB key generation comprises providing first and second devices with the same predefined credential and secure hashing algorithm, and making input of the hashing algorithm of the first and second devices the same. The first device transmits unique data to second device (e.g., via BLE advertising) to share and compute a similar input. The first and second devices use the credential and shared data with the hashing function to generate a key that is the same at each of first and second devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yi SU, Ping ZHENG, Mojtaba KASHEF
  • Publication number: 20200160739
    Abstract: A digital web-based education platform is provided for delivering targeted and individual training (e.g., to patients on injection technique to help with medical condition management). An associated website is accessible by users via computers and mobile devices. The platform has several short learning modules (e.g., animations, videos that can include knowledge assessment) on various topics. Healthcare providers (HCPs) can prescribe or recommend which topics each patient should follow and prescribes a selected product having a code. Patients access the learning modules using the website by entering the code found in the box or packing for a product, or provided by an HCP, and review learning modules and topics of their choice or recommended by an HCP using a product code and the website URL.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael SMITH, Carmel MCDERMOTT, Kenneth STRAUSS, Timothy VAN DER SCHRAELEN, Matthew ZUSCHLAG, Marcus SILVA, Jade CANTOR, Claire Lotito LEVINE, Mojtaba KASHEF
  • Patent number: 10654979
    Abstract: Amphiphilic graft copolymers comprise a polypropylene backbone and polyoxyalkylene side-chains (PPMA-g-PEO-PPO). These copolymers are suitable as additives to base polymeric formulations for medical devices for improving bond strength, paintability, dyeability, and printablity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Jianbin Zhang, Tea Datashvili
  • Patent number: 10653830
    Abstract: An injection device is provided for delivering a liquid medicament. The injection device includes a housing with a first chamber for storing a supply of the medicament. The first chamber and a second chamber are coupled within the housing. The second chamber is in fluid communication with the first chamber. The system also includes an outlet port for dispensing the medicament outside the housing. The outlet port is coupled to the housing and in fluid communication with one of the first and second chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Amit Limaye
  • Publication number: 20200150112
    Abstract: Seroprotection analysis systems, kits, and techniques are described for testing oral fluid for the presence of protective levels of antibodies of interest. In one aspect, the presence of protective levels of target antibodies indicates a test subject has achieved a target seroprotection level, such as but not limited to a target seroprotection level following vaccination. A collection kit can include a swab that enables collection of oral fluid containing antibodies from both dentulous and edentulous individuals, a container that can be pre-filled with an extraction solution, and a nozzle that can be coupled to the container to form a fluid-tight device. A user can use the nozzle to seal the swab in the container and to compress the swab within the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicants: Becton, Dickinson and Company, University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Michael D. Fiechtner, Francis R. Go, Myron Levine, Scott Castanon
  • Publication number: 20200150008
    Abstract: An efficient manual method for preparing a cytology sample for staining. According to the method, a biological sample is provided, wherein the biological sample is a liquid-based cytology sample. A slide is placed in a holder adapted for receiving the slide. The slide is pre-coated with a composition that will cause cells to adhere to the slide. A settling chamber is placed over said slide and the settling chamber is locked onto the holder. The settling chamber has openings in both proximate and distal ends. The opening in the distal end of the settling chamber is positioned over the slide such that the slide is interposed between the holder and the settling chamber and the slide is in fluid communication with the settling chamber. A density reagent is then dispensed into the settling chamber. The liquid-based cytology sample is then dispensed into the settling chamber over the reagent. The assembly formed by the holder, slide and settling chamber (and its liquid contents) is placed in a centrifuge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Ryan Callaghan, Clark M. Whitehead, William Alan Fox
  • Publication number: 20200147300
    Abstract: Provided herein are devices, systems, and methods for the removal of preservatives/excipients/stabilizers from pharmaceutical preparations/medicaments. The devices and systems include a resin for the filtering of preservatives from pharmaceutical preparations. The methods allow for a period of time of incubation of the pharmaceutical preparation in the resin that effectively removes preservatives, while at the same time maintaining the required amount or concentration of active compound in the preparation. Also provided herein are devices, systems, and methods for the controlled release of anti-inflammatory agents in an insulin infusion set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew NOVAK, Alfred J. HARVEY, Douglas B. SHERMAN, Robert J. RADFORD, Javier ALARCON, Ronald J. PETTIS, Kelly Magee RILEY
  • Publication number: 20200147314
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for providing controlled pressure-flow pulses which purge a catheter system with turbulent flow flushing. Accomplishment of such controlled pressure-flow pulses is provided by a variety of inventive devices including a special plunger rod for a conventional syringe, other interactive parts for conventional syringes, an in-line catheter attachable device which automatically generates the controlled pressure-flow pulses and also single pulse, digitally operated devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael W. Howlett, James V. Mercer, Amelio Paolucci
  • Patent number: 10646653
    Abstract: Methods for operating an injection device that is mated to a mobile device are disclosed. Methods include sensing movements of the injection device and enabling inputs on the mobile device based on the movements of the injection device. Methods also include receiving desired injection parameter values into the mobile device, transmitting signals indicative of injection parameters from the mobile device to the injection device, activating injection of medicament with the injection device in accordance with the signals received from the mobile device, and obtaining data regarding the administered injection from the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Mircea Stefan Despa, Sundeep Kankanala, Dylan Wilson
  • Patent number: 10648900
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods for processing a biological sample. Methods according to certain embodiments include contacting a biological sample having cells with an assay reagent that includes one or more analyte-specific binding members to produce a biological sample assay composition and introducing the biological assay composition into an inlet of a flow cytometer having an integrated acoustic separator. Systems, including a flow cytometer with integrated acoustic separator having one or more acoustic concentrator devices suitable for practicing the subject methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Albert Mach, Smita Ghanekar, Marja Suni
  • Patent number: 10646149
    Abstract: A specimen collection assembly (100) including a flow control member (106) for adjustably altering a flow path is disclosed. In one configuration, the flow control member (106) defines a regulation channel (166) in fluid communication with a lumen of a cannula (112), wherein the flow control member (106) is configured to adjustably alter an effective flow distance between the lumen of the cannula (112) and an interior of an evacuated collection container. In another configuration, the flow control member (106) is positioned to vary an effective cross-sectional area of at least one of an inlet port (346) and an outlet port (350) adapted to be in fluid communication with the lumen and the evacuated collection container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson W. Crawford, Craig Owen Russ, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10646648
    Abstract: An intravenous delivery system may operate by gravity feed, and may have a liquid source containing a liquid, a drip unit that receives the liquid from the liquid source, and tubing that receives the liquid from the drip unit for delivery to a patient. A flow rate sensor may be used to measure a flow rate of liquid through the intravenous delivery system, and may generate a flow rate signal indicative of the flow rate. A controller may receive the signal, and may compare the flow rate with a desired flow rate. If the flow rate is more or less than the desired flow rate, the controller may transmit a control signal to a flow rate regulator. The flow rate regulator may receive the control signal and, in response, modify the flow rate to bring the flow rate closer to the desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Weston F. Harding, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Austin Jason McKinnon, Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20200139087
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a flexible catheter (22), a needle (12) having a sharp distal tip, the needle (12) disposed in the flexible catheter (22) and moving from a first position that exposes the needle (12) to a second position, an outer member (26) that is configured to engage and disengage a catheter hub (14), an inner member (28) disposed in the outer member (26), and a needle protection (30) member disposed in the inner member (28), the needle protection member (30) enclosing at least a portion of the needle (12) when the needle (12) is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston Harding, John Stokes, Aaron Wang
  • Patent number: 10641632
    Abstract: A priming valve includes a fluid flow path, a fluid inlet configured to couple to a fluid outlet of a fluid channel including at least one sensor configured to characterize at least one attribute of a fluid, a fluid outlet, a valve seat, and a connector. The connector engages the valve seat to prevent fluid flow via the fluid flow path. The connector is configured to move relative to the valve seat in response to a threshold pressure within the fluid flow path to allow the fluid to flow via the fluid flow path. A flow sensor sub-assembly for sensing flow of a fluidic medicament may include a priming valve and at least one sensor of a fluid port configured to characterize at least one attribute of a fluid within an administrable fluid source. A method for readying a fluid sensor may use a priming valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Andrew C. Farinella
  • Patent number: 10639427
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection device with a luer fitting. The injection device has a compressible syringe body defining a reservoir. A male luer fitting has a channel therethrough for conducting contents of the reservoir, and a luer tip at an end of said male luer fitting opposing said base end. A first connecting structure is arranged on said male luer fitting between said base end and said luer tip. A shield cap is arranged on the male luer fitting. The shield cap has a second connecting structure interacting with said first connecting structure to prevent inadvertent movement of said shield cap relative to said male luer fitting when said shield cap is arranged at said first position. A first seal is provided for sealing said channel at said luer tip and a second seal is provided for sealing the outer surface and the luer tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Neville Yu Leng Chia, Roderick Hausser, Xua Huyen Nguyen Huu, Hoong Sim Lee, Hong Tat Teddy Lim
  • Patent number: D884885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Olivia Hu, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Shaun Staley