Patents Assigned to Becton Dickinson and Company
  • 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: 10639455
    Abstract: An IV access device can include a needle hub that incorporates a flash chamber. The flash chamber can be used to provide visual confirmation of proper catheter placement within a vein. The flash chamber can include a path-defining structure to facilitate identifying whether blood is continually flowing into the flash chamber. The flash chamber may also be removable from the needle hub. In some cases, the needle hub may include a paddle grip that facilitates insertion of the catheter and separation of the needle hub from the catheter adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson, Bin Wang, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Tyler Warner
  • Patent number: 10639636
    Abstract: A container for storing a biological sample is disclosed. The container includes a housing having a closed end, an open end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a container interior. The container has a removable closure for enclosing the open end of the housing and a sample holder for housing a biological sample detachably connected to the closure and insertable within the container interior. A port is disposed within the closure adjacent the sample holder to allow fluid to pass therethrough into the container interior. An injection device for engaging the port may also be provided. A first fluid may be initially provided within the container interior and a second fluid may be subsequently injected by the injection device through the port into the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby
  • Patent number: 10639454
    Abstract: An IV catheter system may include a catheter component with a catheter hub, a cannula extending distally from the catheter hub, and a securement platform. The securement platform may include a wing, which may extend from the catheter hub. The IV catheter system may also include a needle component with a needle hub, a needle extending distally from the needle hub along an axis, and a grip extending from the needle hub. The grip may be generally parallel to the axis and disposed on a side of the needle hub. The wing and the grip may be positioned to facilitate manipulation with a single hand to move the IV catheter system from an insertion configuration towards a fluid delivery configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, Gary Shearer, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 10632254
    Abstract: A method for readying a fluid sensor associated with a medical device includes attaching a flow restrictor to a fluid outlet of the fluid sensor. The fluid sensor includes a fluid channel, a fluid inlet at a first end of the fluid channel configured to couple to an outlet of an administrable fluid source, and the fluid outlet at a second end of the fluid channel. Fluid is delivered from the administrable fluid source to the fluid channel through the fluid inlet. A syringe actuation device including a force limiting device may be used to deliver the fluid. The fluid is pressurized in the fluid channel between the fluid inlet and the flow restrictor to wet an interior surface of the fluid channel with the fluid. The flow restrictor is removed from the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kaushal Verma, Brandi Ford, Shawn Wayne DeKalb, Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10632263
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for improving medication dosing is provided. The apparatus preferably includes a template configured to fit over a barrel of a syringe, the template having a substantially opaque exterior and at least one substantially transparent section in the substantially opaque exterior permitting a view of the syringe barrel and a distal end of a plunger within the barrel of the syringe. A method includes the steps of positioning a dosing template on a syringe, operating a plunger within the syringe, and drawing a predetermined dose of medication into the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Artis Lockhart, Lawrence Monahan
  • Patent number: 10636182
    Abstract: Data visualization features are described that provide synchronized displaying of interactive visualizations for high parameter data. The visualization features include graphically representing multiple parameters simultaneously with the associated statistical data for each parameter in an interactive way that maintains the contextual relationships between parameters and the related cell population. The visualization features may be used for displaying high parameter multi-color flow cytometry or genomic data sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Oliver Crespo-Diaz, Alexander Fainshtein, Mengxiang Tang
  • Publication number: 20200121863
    Abstract: Adapters for utilizing a syringe or pen injector with a subcutaneous injection port to deliver a therapeutic substance through the injection port and methods of using the adapters are provided. A syringe adapter has a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body is configured to receive and engage the end of a syringe so that the cannula of the syringe is held at a fixed position with the respect to the adapter. The second end of the adapter configured to mate with a mating portion of the injection port. When the second end of the adapter engages the mating portion of the injection port, the adapter assures that the cannula of the syringe is properly aligned with the subcutaneous injection port and aasures that the cannula penetrates the injection port to the proper depth. Adapters for use with pen style delivery systems are also disclosed. Additionally, an adapter to facilitate loading a syringe with a therapeutic substance from a vial is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Walters, Bradley S. Thomas, Katherine Stanton
  • Patent number: 10625017
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods for the wireless communication of medical devices in an on-body fluid delivery system are disclosed. A system for on-body fluid delivery includes a primary patch pump adapted to attach a first infusion cannula to a user and to perform a plurality of primary patch pump functions, and a secondary patch pump adapted to attach a second infusion cannula to a user. The secondary patch pump is further adapted to perform a plurality of secondary patch pump functions substantially similar to the plurality of primary patch pump functions if an error condition associated with the primary patch pump is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Deborah Burns, Bruce Burns, David Mason, Charles Hwang
  • Patent number: 10625054
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston Harding, John Stokes, Aaron Wang
  • Publication number: 20200114069
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods for the wireless communication of medical devices in a subcutaneous fluid delivery system are disclosed. A system for subcutaneous fluid delivery includes a primary patch pump adapted to attach a first infusion cannula to a user and to perform a plurality of primary patch pump functions, and a secondary patch pump adapted to attach a second infusion cannula to a user. The secondary patch pump is further adapted to perform a plurality of secondary patch pump functions substantially similar to the plurality of primary patch pump functions if an error condition associated with the primary patch pump is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Deborah Burns, Bruce Burns, David Mason, Charles Hwang
  • Publication number: 20200114090
    Abstract: A safety pen needle assembly (12) is disclosed which comprises a hub (30), a needle cannula (20) engaged to the hub (30), the needle cannula (20) having a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end extending into the hub (30), a sleeve (14) surrounding the hub (30) and needle cannula (20), a shield (16) including a window (18), the shield (16) surrounding the sleeve (14) and movable relative to the sleeve (14) from a first position, to a second position and to a third position to expose and cover the distal end of the needle cannula (20), and a spring (144) urging the shield (16) to move relative to the sleeve (14) from the second position to the third position, wherein the window (18) indicates when the needle cannula (20) is extended in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John Manocchio, Mark Bowen, Kunjal Oza, Louis Vieira
  • Patent number: 10617817
    Abstract: Improvements in an adhesive patch for an infusion set include the addition of an antiperspirant, wound healing and/or antimicrobial agent to the adhesive surface, and the layering of different backing materials to improve performance characteristics of the patch. Patches may be offered as part of a product line, in which differently shaped patches are provided for attachment to different parts of the body, and different pressure sensitive adhesives provide different peel strength according to different use patterns of the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles Hwang, Zhixiong Liu, Weiyan Nie
  • Patent number: 10619752
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure equalizing device for facilitating drug reconstitution in a closed system. The pressure equalizing device includes a container for attachment to a receptacle, to permit pressure equalization between the container and the receptacle. The container includes a first chamber and a second chamber. The device further includes a vent channel extending between the first chamber and a distal opening of the vent channel. In accordance with the invention, when the receptacle is connected to the pressure equalizing device, the vent channel establishes direct fluid communication between the first chamber and the receptacle. Additionally, a longitudinal axis of the pressure equalizing device is configured to be aligned with or parallel to a longitudinal axis of the receptacle when the pressure equalizing device is attached to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Cederschiƶld
  • Patent number: 10620111
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of sorting cells in a flow cytometry system is disclosed, which includes illuminating a cell with radiation having at least two optical frequencies shifted from one another by a radiofrequency to elicit fluorescent radiation from the cell, detecting the fluorescent radiation to generate temporal fluorescence data, and processing the temporal fluorescence data to arrive at a sorting decision regarding the cell without generating an image (i.e., a pixel-by-pixel image) of the cell based on the fluorescence data. In some cases, the sorting decision can be made with a latency less than about 100 microseconds. In some embodiments, the above method of sorting cells can have a sub-cellular resolution. In some embodiments, a single radiofrequency shift is employed to separate the optical frequencies while in other such embodiments a plurality of different radiofrequency shifts are employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Diebold, Keegan Owsley, Jonathan Lin
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    Patent number: D881408
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    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
  • Patent number: D881411
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Dwight Livingston, Steven C. Rotundo, Gordon Franklin
  • Patent number: D882817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Pierce O. Norton, Dennis F. Rey, Jeannine K. Funderburk