Patents Assigned to Critical Device Corporation
  • Patent number: 6261268
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing defining proximal and distal ends and including a reseal member disposed therein. The reseal member has an elastically openable and closable aperture formed therein, and normally resides within the housing in a closed position wherein the aperture is in a closed configuration. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of distally directed pressure thereto will cause the reseal member to distally advance within the housing to an open position wherein the aperture assumes an open configuration. The removal of the distally directed pressure from the reseal member will cause it to resiliently return to the closed position wherein the aperture assumes the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: B{overscore (r)}√ľno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 6210624
    Abstract: A method of forming a reseal element through the use of a mold assembly including first and second mold plates, a shell core, a center pin, a center core, and a mold cavity having a shape corresponding to that of the reseal element and collectively defined by the first and second mold plates, the shell and center cores, and the center pin. The method comprises the initial step of injecting a quantity of a moldable material into the mold cavity to form the reseal element. Air is then infused between the shell core and the center pin into the mold cavity to dislodge the reseal element from the shell core and the center pin. Thereafter, the center core is retracted from the reseal element to define a gap therebetween, with the second plate then being retracted from over the reseal element to expose the same. The first plate is then advanced toward the second plate to remove the reseal element from upon the shell core and the center pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 6206861
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing which defines a fluid passage. Disposed within the housing is a reseal member which includes an openable and closable aperture, and an expandable and collapsible reservoir. The reseal member normally resides in a first position within the housing wherein the aperture is closed and the reservoir is collapsed. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of compressive pressure thereto will facilitate the movement thereof within the housing to a second position wherein the reservoir is expanded and the aperture is opened and placed into communication with the fluid passage and the reservoir. The removal of the compressive pressure from the reseal member will facilitate the resilient return thereof to the first position wherein the aperture is closed and the reservoir is collapsed. The collapse of the reservoir is adapted to prevent the creation of a vacuum within the fluid passage when the reseal member resiliently returns to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5971965
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing defining proximal and distal ends and including a reseal member disposed therein. The reseal member has an elastically openable and closable aperture formed therein, and normally resides within the housing in a closed position wherein the aperture is in a closed configuration. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of distally directed pressure thereto will cause the reseal member to distally advance within the housing to an open position wherein the aperture assumes an open configuration. The removal of the distally directed pressure from the reseal member will cause it to resiliently return to the closed position wherein the aperture assumes the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5891096
    Abstract: An infusion device comprising a housing having a base plate disposed therein which is slidably moveable between first and second positions. Attached to the base plate and the housing is a biasing mechanism for biasing the base plate to the second position. Also disposed within the housing is an actuator plate which is slidably moveable between inner and outer positions. The actuator plate is cooperatively engaged to the base plate in a manner wherein the movement of the base plate toward the second position facilitates the movement of the actuator plate toward the outer position, with the movement of the base plate toward the first position facilitating the movement of the actuator plate toward the inner position. Slidably attached to the housing in spaced relation to the actuator plate is a lid member. The lid member, the actuator plate and the housing define a medicament chamber when the lid member is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1999
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventors: Dan Hyun, Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5820601
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing which defines an interior chamber and a central opening which communicates with the interior chamber. The housing further comprises an elongate, proximally extending dilator projection portion which defines a fluid passage. Disposed within the central opening and the interior chamber is a reseal member which has an elastically openable and closable aperture disposed therein and defines an expandable and collapsible internal reservoir. The reseal member normally resides in a first position within the housing wherein the aperture is in a closed configuration and the reservoir is collapsed. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of distally directed pressure thereto will cause the reseal member to distally advance within the housing to a second position wherein the aperture assumes an open configuration and communicates with the fluid passage and the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1998
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5788675
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing defining proximal and distal ends and including a reseal member disposed therein. The reseal member has an elastically openable and closable aperture formed therein, and normally resides within the housing in a closed position wherein the aperture is in a closed configuration. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of distally directed pressure thereto will cause the reseal member to distally advance within the housing to an open position wherein the aperture assumes an open configuration. The removal of the distally directed pressure from the reseal member will cause it to resiliently return to the closed position wherein the aperture assumes the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5597536
    Abstract: A needleless port system for depositing a sample of biological material into a vacuum container. The system comprises a generally dome-shaped or bell-shaped housing having an upper end and a bottom end, the latter being designed and configured to axially engage a vacuum container receivable therethrough. The system further includes at least one passageway, preferably disposed along a top portion thereof, for establishing fluid communication with a source of biological material. The system further preferably includes a hollow, generally spike-shaped member for depositing the biological sample into the vacuum container. Axially disposed within the housing and axially received about the generally spike-shaped member is a seal member designed and configured to penetrably and sealingly receive the distal tip of the spike member. The seal member is preferably designed and configured to selectively control the amount of biological material drawn into the vacuum container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5552118
    Abstract: A needleless port system for depositing a sample of biological material into a vacuum container. The system comprises a generally dome-shaped or bell-shaped housing having an upper end and a bottom end, the latter being designed and configured to axially engage a vacuum container receivable therethrough. The system further includes at least one passageway, preferably disposed along a top portion thereof, for establishing fluid communication with a source of biological material. The system further preferably includes a hollow, generally spike-shaped member for depositing the biological sample into the vacuum container. Axially disposed within the housing and axially received about the generally spike-shaped member is a seal member designed and configured to penetrably and sealingly receive the distal tip of the spike member. The seal member is preferably designed and configured to selectively control the amount of biological material drawn into the vacuum container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno Franz P. Mayer
  • Patent number: 5470319
    Abstract: A needleless injection site comprising a housing defining proximal and distal ends and including a reseal member disposed therein. The reseal member has an elastically openable and closable aperture formed therein, and normally resides within the housing in a closed position wherein the aperture is in a closed configuration. The reseal member is deformable such that the application of distally directed pressure thereto will cause the reseal member to distally advance within the housing to an open position wherein the aperture assumes an open configuration. The removal of the distally directed pressure from the reseal member will cause it to resiliently return to the closed position wherein the aperture assumes the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1995
    Assignee: Critical Device Corporation
    Inventor: Bruno F. P. Mayer