Patents Assigned to Ivera Medical Corporation
  • Patent number: 8999073
    Abstract: A device for cleaning a site of a luer activated valve (LAV) is disclosed. The device can include a cap having an inner cavity for receiving a site of the LAV. The cap can be formed to provide at least one aperture to the inner cavity when the site is received into the inner cavity. The device can also include one or more protrusions that extend inwardly from the cap to engage the site to maintain the cap on the site. The device can also include a cleaning agent that occupies some of the inner cavity. The cleaning agent can be formulated to clean the site as the inner cavity receives the site and when the cap is maintained on the site. The device can further include a removable seal that seals the cleaning agent within the inner cavity prior to the inner cavity of the cap receiving the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna
  • Publication number: 20140261581
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a housing, a cleaning agent within the housing, and a movable septum in the housing that maintains the cleaning agent within the housing until receipt by the housing of the site of the medical implement. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Bobby E. Rogers
  • Patent number: 8834650
    Abstract: A system for cleaning a site of a medical implement is disclosed. The system can include a strip of flexible material and a plurality of cleaning devices attached to the strip. Each cleaning device can include a cap, one or more protrusions, and a cleaning agent. The cap can be selectively removable from the strip of flexible material and can have an inner cavity that is sealed when the cleaning device is attached to the strip and unsealed upon removal of the cleaning device from the strip. The inner cavity can receive a site of the medical implement. The one or more protrusions can extend inwardly from the inner cavity and can engage corresponding protrusions on the site of the medical implement. The cleaning agent can occupy at least some of the inner cavity and can be formulated to clean the site of the medical implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna
  • Patent number: 8832894
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cap having an opening and that defines an inner cavity, and a channel that extends from a bottom of the inner cavity to a bottom of the cap. A plunger includes a domed top surface, a shoulder, and a rod member. The plunger moves toward the bottom of the cap as the domed top surface is contacted by a male protrusion of a male medical implement, to push the rod member and piercing end further into the channel. The crush ribs contact an inner surface of the channel to inhibit reverse movement of the plunger. A cleaning material contains a cleaning agent and is positioned around the rod member and compressed between the bottom of the inner cavity and the shoulder of the plunger to release the cleaning agent around the shoulder to contact the male protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna, Gino Kang, Christine Arme
  • Publication number: 20130019421
    Abstract: A cleaning device includes a cap having an opening and that defines an inner cavity, and a channel that extends from a bottom of the inner cavity to a bottom of the cap. A plunger includes a domed top surface, a shoulder, and a rod member. The plunger moves toward the bottom of the cap as the domed top surface is contacted by a male protrusion of a male medical implement, to push the rod member and piercing end further into the channel. The crush ribs contact an inner surface of the channel to inhibit reverse movement of the plunger. A cleaning material contains a cleaning agent and is positioned around the rod member and compressed between the bottom of the inner cavity and the shoulder of the plunger to release the cleaning agent around the shoulder to contact the male protrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna, Gino Kang, Christine Arme
  • Publication number: 20120216359
    Abstract: A cleaning system for medical implements includes a number of cleaning caps attached to a substrate. Each cleaning cap can be selectively and individually removed from the substrate, which, prior to such removal, acts as a seal to the opening of each cap. Each cap includes an inner cavity accessible through the opening. The inner cavity holds a cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent, which is held in the inner cavity by the seal provided by the substrate. Upon removal, the cap can be placed on a site of a medical implement to clean the site by contact with the cleaning material and cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Gino Kang
  • Patent number: 8206514
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul Diperna
  • Publication number: 20110265825
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a site of a medical implement is disclosed, as are methods for using such devices. The cleaning device can include a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, and the opening can be adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The inner cavity can include a male luer protrusion that extends up from an inner wall toward the opening, and can be sized and adapted for insertion into a female luer when the cap is provided on the medical implement. The cleaning device can further include a cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The cleaning material can be at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent. The cap can further include a friction-forming member for creating a friction-based fitting of the cap onto the site of the medical implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Gino Kang
  • Publication number: 20110232020
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent. The cap further includes a friction-forming member for creating a friction-based fitting of the cap onto the site of the medical implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna
  • Patent number: 7985302
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul Diperna
  • Publication number: 20100313366
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Applicant: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul Diperna
  • Publication number: 20100306938
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent. The cap further includes a friction-forming member for creating a friction-based fitting of the cap onto the site of the medical implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: IVERA MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul Diperna
  • Patent number: 7780794
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a medical implement is disclosed. The cleaning device includes a cap having an opening to an inner cavity, the opening being adapted to receive a site of the medical implement. The cleaning device further includes a compressible cleaning material that contains a cleaning agent prior to receipt of the site of the medical implement, i.e. the cleaning material is pre-loaded with the cleaning agent. The compressible cleaning material is at least partially secured in the inner cavity and adapted to swab and clean the site with the cleaning agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Paul DiPerna
  • Patent number: D607325
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Ivera Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Bobby Rogers, Paul DiPerna