Patents Assigned to Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
  • Patent number: 11458252
    Abstract: According to the invention, an auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) comprises of a substantially cylindrical housing arranged to contain a pre-filled syringe filled with the medicament (M), a needle shroud slidably arranged with respect to the housing and adapted to rest on the skin of a patient receiving an injection, a releasable drive means arranged within the housing that is capable of, upon release, translating the needle shroud in a proximal direction (P) towards a safe position (PS) and a rotating collar rotatably arranged within the housing. The needle shroud in the safe position (PS) surrounds the injection needle after the injection has been carried out. The rotating collar engages the needle shroud in a manner that forces the rotating collar to rotate within the housing when the needle shroud is translated in the proximal direction (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11452820
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a needle, a medicament delivery mechanism and an actuator. The actuator is moveable relative to the housing from an initial position to an intermediate position such that the actuator exerts a force on the first locking member to urge the first locking member from a locked state to an unlocked state wherein the first biasing member moves the needle from a retracted position to an extended position. The actuator is moveable relative to the housing from the intermediate position to a second position such that the actuator exerts a force on the second locking member to urge the second locking member from a locked state to an unlocked state wherein the second biasing member moves the dispensing member within the housing to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 11446445
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device comprising: a syringe with a body from which a needle extends and an inner sheath; a piston rod comprising a piston and an actuation head, a support sheath for holding the body. It is envisaged that the support sheath and the actuation head comprise corresponding indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Anke Liewald, Frank Richter, Caroline Stephan
  • Patent number: 11439770
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe having a needle extending from one end thereof and a cap that is removably attached to the body. The cap has a needle shield to cover said needle. The injection device further comprises a biasing member and a lock. The biasing member is configured to urge at least a part of the cap away from the body. The lock is moveable between a locked state, wherein the lock holds the cap and body together, and an unlocked state, wherein the cap and body are able to move apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms, Uwe Dasbach, Jan Torben Eickriede
  • Patent number: 11439762
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 11439759
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a medicament container with a piston for sealing the medicament container and displacing the medicament; a medicament delivery mechanism arranged to push the piston to displace the medicament when activated; and a driving mechanism connected to the medicament delivery mechanism such that when the medicament delivery mechanism is activated, the driving mechanism converts linear motion of the medicament delivery mechanism into torque so as to rotate a rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Patent number: 11426525
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a housing, a dose member which is displaceable in a proximal direction with respect to the housing for setting of a dose of a drug, a clutch member which is displaced in the proximal direction with respect to the housing when setting the dose, and a stop member configured to define a clutch stop position. The clutch member and the dose member are configured to mechanically cooperate with one another when the clutch member is in the clutch stop position, thereby preventing further displacement of the dose member in the proximal direction with respect to the housing during setting of the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Strehl, Udo Leuschner, Norbert Besenhardt
  • Patent number: 11426528
    Abstract: Described is an injection device (1) for administering a drug, the injection device (1) comprising a cartridge holder (2) adapted to receive a drug cartridge (3), a hollow injection needle (6) having a proximal tip (6.2) adapted to pierce a septum (4) of the cartridge (3) so as to establish a fluid communication between the cartridge (3) and the needle (6), and a cap (7) arrangeable over the cartridge holder (2) in a manner to cover the needle (6). In an initial state the cartridge (3) is arranged within the cartridge holder (2) with the septum (4) axially spaced from the proximal tip (6.2) of the needle (6). The cap (7) is adapted to move the needle (6) relative to the septum (4) for piercing it on movement of the cap (7) relative to the cartridge holder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Teucher, Michael Jugl
  • Patent number: 11426530
    Abstract: An injection device comprises a housing for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end and (ii) a cap that is removably attached to the housing and that has a needle shield to cover said needle. The cap further comprises an actuator and a gear assembly comprising first and second linear gears and a double gear. The gear assembly is configured such that movement of the first linear gear in a first direction rotates the double gear to drive the second linear gear to urge the needle shield away from the housing. The actuator is configured to move the first linear gear in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Nober, Matthias Rau, David Theysen
  • Patent number: 11419984
    Abstract: A reservoir for a liquid medicament is described. The reservoir includes a first boundary portion and a second boundary portion forming a cavity to receive the medicament. The first boundary portion is substantially opaque and flexible. The second boundary portion is substantially transparent and rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Daniel Wagner, Daniel Auernhammer, Pierre-Alain Weiss, Klaus Schepers, Horst Mischo
  • Patent number: 11419986
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device, the supplemental device comprising: a housing; an electromechanical switch arrangement having an open state and a closed state, the electromechanical switch arrangement comprising a protrusion configured to contact a surface of the injection device while the supplemental device is attached to the injection device; a dose dialled detector operable to detect a dose of medicament dialled into the attached injection device; and a processor arrangement configured to: monitor the detected dose of medicament dialled into the attached injection device; detect a change in the state of the electromechanical switch arrangement; and change a display output of the supplemental device when a change in the state of the electromechanical switch arrangement is detected while a zero dose is dialled into the attached injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Haupt
  • Patent number: 11419992
    Abstract: A medicament injection device comprising: a main body configured to receive a medicament cartridge, a needle sleeve axially movable with respect to the main body, a needle holder holding a needle, and a displacement element coupled to the needle holder and disengageably coupled to the needle sleeve; wherein, upon axial displacement of the needle sleeve by a predefined distance in a proximal direction, the needle carrier and needle are displaced axially in a proximal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Sebastian Braun, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 11424026
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed, comprising a detector unit comprising a detector configured to detect an actuation action performable via the detector unit to an actuation button of a medical device to cause the medical device to eject at least a portion of a medicament comprised in the medical device. The detector is configured to detect the actuation action based on a detection of a force and/or a touch applied to the detector unit as part of the actuation action. The apparatus further comprises an electric unit connected to the detector and configured to store and/or provide information related to the detected actuation action. Furthermore, an according method and a computer program for controlling this method are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Jasmin Groeschke, Hanno Juhnke, Jan-Peter Spengler, Matthias Scharf, Christoph Dette, Michael Schrack, Olaf Zeckai
  • Patent number: 11413399
    Abstract: A mounting aid for attaching a supplementary device to an injection device, wherein the injection device has an elongated housing extending in an axial direction, the mounting aid comprising a body extending in the axial direction, configured to receive at least a portion of the housing and having at least one radially extending engaging member to engage with a correspondingly shaped engaging member of the housing when in a specific position relative to the housing, and wherein the body comprises a side wall with an abutment face facing in a proximal direction, wherein the abutment face is defined on a plane that is inclined to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Riedel
  • Patent number: 11406767
    Abstract: A feedback mechanism for an injection device that is configured to deliver a medicament to a user is described. The feedback mechanism has a biasing member that is arranged to apply a force to a delay element, and the delay element is configured to deform and/or break under the force. The feedback mechanism also includes an indicator arranged to generate user feedback after the delay element is deformed and/or broken. The delay element is configured to deform and/or break at a time after the force is applied by the biasing member to create a delay before the user feedback is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Baumeyer, Peter Nober, Matthias Rau, Winfried Huthmacher, Markus Janiak
  • Patent number: 11406763
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11406764
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11400230
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a reading device adapted to read-out infrared readable data provided by a covered part of a movable component of a drug delivery device, wherein the reading device comprises at least one electromagnetic radiation source configured to emit infrared radiation and adapted to illuminate the infrared readable data on the covered part; at least one optical sensor unit configured to detect infrared radiation reflected from the covered part of the movable component; and at least one processing unit configured to determine a data value of the infrared readable data as a function of the detected reflected infrared radiation. The disclosure further provides a drug delivery device and a drug delivery device in combination with the reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11400221
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11400217
    Abstract: According to the invention, an auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) comprises of a substantially cylindrical housing arranged to contain a pre-filled syringe filled with the medicament (M), a needle shroud slidably arranged with respect to the housing and adapted to rest on the skin of a patient receiving an injection, a releasable drive means arranged within the housing that is capable of, upon release, translating the needle shroud in a proximal direction (P) towards a safe position (PS) and a rotating collar rotatably arranged within the housing. The needle shroud in the safe position (PS) surrounds the injection needle after the injection has been carried out. The rotating collar engages the needle shroud in a manner that forces the rotating collar to rotate within the housing when the needle shroud is translated in the proximal direction (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman