Patents Examined by Amber R Stiles
  • Patent number: 10441719
    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: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourman, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10441745
    Abstract: A neurovascular catheter is provided, such as for distal neurovascular access or aspiration. The catheter includes an elongate flexible tubular body, having a proximal end, a distal end and a side wall defining a central lumen. A distal zone of the tubular body includes a tubular inner liner, a tie layer separated from the lumen by the inner liner, a helical coil surrounding the tie layer, an outer jacket surrounding the helical coil, and an opening at the distal end. Adjacent windings of the helical coil are spaced progressively further apart in the distal direction. The opening at the distal end of the tubular body is enlargeable from a first inside diameter for transluminal navigation to a second, larger inside diameter to facilitate aspiration of thrombus into the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INCEPT, LLC
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Farhad Khosravi, Lisa M. Young
  • Patent number: 10434228
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pumping milk from a breast, wherein the milk is expressed from the breast under suction and milk is expulsed from the pumping mechanism to a collection container under positive pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: John Y. Chang, Joshua Makower, Brendan M. Donohoe, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 10434258
    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: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10434299
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to fluid line sets and related methods. In certain aspects, the fluid line sets include a vial adapter connected to a first end of a fluid line, and a cap removably attached to a second end of the fluid line such that the cap seals the second end of the fluid line. The vial adapter includes a base, a spike extending from a central region of the base, and a sidewall extending from the base and substantially surrounding the spike. The base and the side wall at least partially define a cavity configured to receive a portion of a vial. The cap includes a deformable portion at least partially defining a gas chamber, and the cap is configured so that deformation of the deformable portion causes gas to be forced from the gas chamber to the vial adapter via the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael James Beiriger
  • Patent number: 10434010
    Abstract: A gas mixture apparatus includes a measurement control system, an activation system, a pressurized chamber with one or more gases, and a mixing chamber. The apparatus can also include additional pressure regulation control systems. The gas mixture apparatus can be used to introduce and automatically perform the steps to achieve a desired concentration of the one or more gases contained in the pressurized chamber. The gas mixture apparatus can include the pressurized chamber within the apparatus itself such that no external devices are necessary for introducing the one or more gases into the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack R. Auld, John C. Huculak, Christopher L. McCollam
  • Patent number: 10434296
    Abstract: Example embodiments are related to intraosseous infusion port (IOP) devices to provide access to bone marrow cavities. The IOP device according to example embodiments may comprise a proximal portion with a hollow chamber extending through the proximal portion, the hollow chamber having a proximal inlet for receiving an insertion device. The IOP device may also include an anchor portion positioned distally to the proximal portion, the anchor portion may be configured for anchoring the infusion port device in a bone, and an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the hollow chamber, such that, when the infusion port is implanted into a bone, the channel and the hollow chamber create a substantially straight pathway terminating at an opening at its distal end for insertion of the insertion device towards the bone marrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: PAVmed Inc.
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman, Mark J. Orphanos
  • Patent number: 10426708
    Abstract: In some embodiments a PEG feeding device includes a tube sized to bridge a channel between a stomach and an outer abdominal surface; an internal bolster, and an external bolster. Optionally the bolsters are connected to the tube. The internal bolster may be sized to resist movement out of the stomach through the stoma. The external bolster may be sized to resist movement into the stoma from the outer abdominal surface. The external bolster may include an underside which extends from the tube in a radial direction between the external bolster and the outer abdominal surface. The underside of the outer bolster may contact the outer abdominal surface at a distance from an external opening of the stoma. Optionally the distance between the internal bolster and the external bolster is adjustable. Optionally an angle between one or both of the bolsters and the tube is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fidmi Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shahar Millis, Ishay Benuri-Silbiger
  • Patent number: 10426923
    Abstract: A catheter tip having a spring element that imparts longitudinal flexibility, pushability and radial rigidity to the catheter tip, thereby improving deliverability, is provided. The spring element also provides radial support to the distal edge of the catheter tip. The spring element may taper distally, but may have a substantially constant inner luminal diameter. The spring element may be partially covered or embedded, leaving its distal end exposed. The spring element may also include spaced coils in a proximal region. The apparatus may be used with any interventional catheter system, but is particularly suitable for use with balloon-expandable stent systems and balloon-angioplasty systems, where flexibility of the catheter tip and minimal flaring of the distal edge of the catheter tip is desirable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medinol Ltd.
    Inventors: Jacob Richter, Shlomit Chappel
  • Patent number: 10426709
    Abstract: A feeding set for use with a peristaltic enteral feeding pump to deliver nutritional liquid fluid to a patient includes a container having nutritional liquid. A conduit assembly includes tubing placeable in fluid communication with the container and adapted for mounting on the enteral feeding pump. The tubing provides a fluid pathway for delivering the nutritional liquid from the container to a patient when the tubing is mounted on the enteral feeding pump. An identification member is mounted on the conduit assembly and has at least one characteristic of a nutritional liquid associated with the feeding set represented by the identification member. The identification member is positioned on the conduit assembly so as to permit automatic identification by the enteral feeding pump of the at least one characteristic of the nutritional liquid upon mounting the conduit assembly on the enteral feeding pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventor: James Harr
  • Patent number: 10426940
    Abstract: Example embodiments are related to intraosseous infusion port (IOP) devices to provide access to bone marrow cavities. The IOP device according to example embodiments may comprise a proximal portion with a hollow chamber extending through the proximal portion, the hollow chamber having a proximal inlet for receiving an insertion device. The IOP device may also include an anchor portion positioned distally to the proximal portion, the anchor portion may be configured for anchoring the infusion port device in a bone, and an open-ended channel extending through the anchor portion, the channel being in fluid communication with the hollow chamber, such that, when the infusion port is implanted into a bone, the channel and the hollow chamber create a substantially straight pathway terminating at an opening at its distal end for insertion of the insertion device towards the bone marrow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PAVmed Inc.
    Inventors: Lishan Aklog, Brian J. deGuzman, Mark J. Orphanos
  • Patent number: 10426895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drive mechanism which is suitable for an injection device, especially a pen type drug delivery device and to such a drug delivery device. The mechanism comprises a spring driven rotatable drive member, a rotatable driven member, a clutch rotationally coupling the driven member and the drive member in a coupled state and allowing relative clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation between the driven member and the drive member in a decoupled state, and a spring biasing the clutch into its coupled state and allowing relative axial movement between the drive member and the driven member into the decoupled state of the clutch against the bias of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: William Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, Joseph Butler, Matthew Jones, Samuel Steel, Richard James Vincent Avery
  • Patent number: 10413657
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a medical device for trans-dermal infusion of a medicament comprising a reservoir for holding a medicament to be infused, a pump for pumping medicament from the reservoir, wherein the device is assembled or adapted to be assembled in at least one pre-operational arrangement with or without the reservoir and is adapted to be rearranged from the at least one pre-operational arrangement into an operational arrangement comprising the reservoir. In particular, in the pre-operational arrangement without reservoir the pump is in a mechanically distressed condition preventing functional operation of the pump, and in the pre-operational arrangement comprising the reservoir the pump is in a mechanically distressed condition preventing functional operation of the pump and/or the reservoir is fluidically disconnected from the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medirio S.A.
    Inventor: Irio Giuseppe Calasso
  • Patent number: 10413704
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical device (10) comprising a friction member (30, 48) configured to assist in controlling and/or limiting unintentional and/or undesirable movement between two releasably secured components (18, 28) of the medical device. The releasably secured components may be part of a resistance assembly for holding a medical device actuator (20) in a particular position and/or to improve the ease of which the activator moves into one position versus another position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Varun Bansal, Bradley C. Knippel, Ryan Cerepak
  • Patent number: 10406339
    Abstract: An applicator and method for applying a microneedle device to a skin surface. The applicator can include a first portion comprising a microneedle array, and a second portion coupled to the first portion via a connector. The connector can be configured to yield or fracture by changing from a first state in which the connector is intact to a second state in which the connector is yielded or fractured when a threshold application force is applied to at least one of the first portion and the second portion in a direction substantially perpendicular with respect to the first portion. The method can include pressing the applicator in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first portion to press the microneedle array into the skin surface until the threshold application force is met or exceeded and the connector is changed to its second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Ryan P. Simmers
  • Patent number: 10406342
    Abstract: A medical connector coupling assisting tool for use with a lock connector part interconnecting at least two medical connectors, each of which includes a construction part, includes: at least two insertion parts configured to be inserted into respective portions defined by the constriction parts such that the insertion parts are thereby detachably mounted on the constriction parts; and a coupling part formed integrally with the at least two insertion parts and coupling the insertion parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Akifumi Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 10398810
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a nasal aspirator has a suction device having an input port, a nasal aspirator tip having a first body portion and a second body portion that is releasably coupled to the first body portion. The second body portion has an input port that is in fluid communication with an output port that is formed on the first body portion. A hollow tube has a first end that is coupled to the suction device input port and a second end that is coupled to the first body output port. In some embodiments, the suction device is configured to be releasably attached to the body of a user via a strap and the nasal aspirator tip is configured to be grasped between two adjacent fingers on the user's hand while leaving at least two other fingers on the user's hand free to manipulate the head of a child on which the nasal aspirator is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BeeClear, LLC
    Inventors: Steven L. Goudy, Sudarsan Pranatharthikaran, Siddhant Kumar Chawla, Ankit Raghuram, Catherine Gu, Young Kyoung Kim, Suhaas Anbazhakan
  • Patent number: 10398881
    Abstract: Inflation devices configured to communicate with remote displays are disclosed herein. Kits including such inflation devices with portable display devices are also disclosed herein. Methods of remotely displaying pressure data from a medical device are also disclosed herein. Devices, kits, and methods of connecting medical devices to remote displays and transferring information to or from linked computers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Blaine Johnson, Steven Weir, Rajeev Bhalla, Jeffrey Cameron Loper, Drew Carlton, Zachary Glickstein
  • Patent number: 10398848
    Abstract: An autoinjector includes a case adapted to hold a medicament container having a needle, a needle shroud telescopically coupled to the case, and a plunger rotationally and slidably disposed in the case. The needle shroud is movable between a first extended position relative to the case in which the needle is covered and a retracted position relative to the case in which the needle is exposed. The plunger is rotatable relative to the case between a first rotational position in which the plunger is engaged to the case and a second rotational position in which the plunger disengages the case. The needle shroud is operably coupled to the plunger. When the needle shroud translates from the first extended position to the retracted position, the plunger rotates from the first rotational position to the second rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Kemp
  • Patent number: 10398518
    Abstract: Instrument device with an elongated, flexible shaft that is configured to both roll and articulate in a controllable manner. The claimed system and apparatus provides endoscopic rolling and articulating capabilities with minimal tradeoffs in control, allowing for greater ease of use and clinical efficacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Auris Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Yu, Jason Lee