Patents Examined by Amber Stiles
  • Patent number: 10376644
    Abstract: A system comprising a sensor assembly adapted to measure a magnetic field, and a mechanical assembly comprising an indicator element with a magnet moving together therewith, the magnet being configured to generate a spatial magnetic field which relative to the sensor assembly varies corresponding to the spatial position and orientation of the magnet, wherein the indicator element is adapted to both rotate and move axially during operation of the assembly. Processor means is configured to determine on the basis of measured values both a rotational position and an axial position of the indicator element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Nikolaj Frogner Krusell, Nikolaj Eusebius Jakobsen
  • Patent number: 10272204
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a drug delivery device comprising a cartridge with a movable bung, a drive mechanism including a bearing for driving the bung in a distal direction for delivering a medicament and a piston rod for actuating the bearing. An electric conductor for transmitting an electrical signal is provided, wherein the electric conductor is configured such that a conductive connection is established or interrupted when the piston rod contacts the bearing or when the bearing contacts the bung. The invention is further directed to a method for detecting the contact between the drive mechanism and the movable bung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Axel Teucher
  • Patent number: 10238420
    Abstract: Disclosed is a non-reusable intra-osseous access device and method thereof. The non-reusable intra-osseous access device which can be easily rendered non-reusable after establishing the access into the marrow region includes the automatic locking of driver unit 5 after removal of needle and trocar assembly from the driver unit. Further, the non-reusable intra-osseous access device also includes the non-loading of the trocar and or needle hub and or trocar with needle hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jayant Sitaram Karve, Sandeep Singh
  • Patent number: 10238866
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end piece intended for equipping a device for cosmetic treatment of keratin materials with an electric current, the end piece comprising an application member (6) comprising an electrode (1) and a counter electrode (2), said electrode (1) and counter electrode (2) being separated from one another by an electrically insulating zone (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Thi Hong Lien Planard-Luong
  • Patent number: 10238782
    Abstract: A catheter apparatus can include a first magnet coupled to a catheter and a second magnet configured to couple to a patient's skin. When the catheter and the first magnet are positioned within a patient's body, the second magnet can exert a magnetic force on the first magnet that stabilizes the catheter relative to the second magnet. The second magnet can be directly attached to the patient's skin or secondary devices such as straps can be used to place the second magnet in a fixed position relative to the patient's body. In some implementations, a plurality of magnets can facilitate holding the catheter in a substantially fixed position within the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Abiomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Barry
  • Patent number: 10232108
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to detect when at least one component of the pump system is exposed to an impact above a threshold level. In particular embodiments, the infusion pump system can be equipped with a drive system detection system configured to detect when one or more components of the drive system are damaged or inoperable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenkang Qi, David Thrower, Tracy Brewer
  • Patent number: 10232148
    Abstract: A system for dilating a stenosed vessel is provided. The system includes a balloon mounted on a catheter shaft, the balloon being composed of a first material and fibers forming a grid attached to a surface of the balloon or integrated within a wall thereof. The fibers are composed of a second material having less elasticity than the first material such that when the balloon is inflated beyond a predetermined pressure balloon regions protrude from the grid formed by the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TriReme Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Eitan Konstantino, Tanhum Feld, Gary Binyamin, Jayson Delos Santos, Nadia Matov, Guillermo Piva
  • Patent number: 10232116
    Abstract: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament includes an elongate housing arranged to contain a syringe with a hollow needle and a stopper for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament, the housing having a distal end and a proximal end with an orifice intended to be applied against an injection site. The syringe is slidably arranged with respect to the housing. A spring capable of, upon activation: pushing the needle from a covered position inside the housing into an advanced position through the orifice and past the proximal end, operating the syringe to supply the dose of medicament, and retracting the syringe with the needle into the covered position. After delivering the medicament, an activator arranged to lock the spring in a pressurized state prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring for injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew Ekman, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Yannick Hourmand
  • Patent number: 10226596
    Abstract: A catheter advancement device to assist with the ease and sterility of insertion of catheters and other elongate, flexible medical devices is disclosed. It includes two one-way valves that may be reciprocated with respect to each other. Some variations may include a demount gap which may be continuously opened or may be controllable opened and closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bowline Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Andrew Dyall
  • Patent number: 10220158
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container, a needle, and an actuation assembly. The container contains a dose of a naloxone composition having a delivered volume of at least about 0.34 mL. The actuation assembly includes an energy storage member that produces a force on a movable member to move the needle and to deliver the dose of the naloxone composition. The 90% confidence interval of at least one of the relative mean maximum naloxone plasma concentration after dose delivery into the body (Cmax), time to reach the maximum naloxone plasma concentration (Tmax), area under the plasma concentration-time curve from pre-dose (time 0) extrapolated to infinity (AUC0-?), or area under the plasma concentration-time curve from pre-dose (time 0) to the time of the last quantifiable concentration (Tlast) (AUC0-t) of the delivered dose to a delivered dose of a corresponding naloxone composition delivered via a manually-actuated syringe is within 80% to 125%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Blondino, Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Glen L. Kelley, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10220144
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein provide an apparatus system, and method for detecting and treating various neurological events or conditions such as epilepsy and migraine headaches which are associated with cortical spreading depression (CSD). Also, many embodiments provide an apparatus, system and method for delivery of a drug such as a loop diuretic to prevent or reduce the duration of a seizure or other event associated with CSD. The drug may delivered intra-cranially in a dose selected to produce a localized effect in the brain to prevent or reduce the duration of the seizure or other event while minimizing adverse peripheral effects such as diuresis or electrolyte loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. Imran
  • Patent number: 10213548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic flow termination for fluid delivery, including a housing configured for coupling a fluid delivery tube to a needle configured for subcutaneous delivery of fluid within a tissue of a patient and a spring-loaded activation mechanism having a first orientation corresponding to a condition where the housing is disposed substantially adjacent to the tissue and the needle lodged within the tissue and a second orientation corresponding to a condition where the housing is disposed away from the tissue or the needle being dislodged from the tissue. A flow termination mechanism is coupled to the activation mechanism and having an open configuration allowing flow from the fluid delivery tube to the needle when the activation mechanism is in the first orientation and a closed configuration substantially terminating flow from the fluid delivery tube to the needle when the activation mechanism is in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hemotek Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Patrick Rousche, Peter Tek, Charles Ventura, Richard A. Scribner
  • Patent number: 10213559
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (1) comprises a housing and an expelling assembly adapted to expel a dose of drug from a cartridge (380). The expelling assembly comprises a drive spring (135) which in an energized state is adapted to drive the expelling assembly, a rotating component (550,650) adapted to rotate relative to an axis of rotation during expelling of a dose of drug, and user actuated release means (191, 190) for releasing the drive spring to thereby expel a dose of drug. The device is provided with a brake element (575, 675) being moveable in a plane generally perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the brake element being adapted to engage the rotating component such that during rotation thereof the brake element is moved back and forth, whereby the brake element provides a braking action on the rotating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Morten Soerensen, Bo Kvolsbjerg, Kalle Holck Madsen, Christian Plambech, Jesper Peter Windum
  • Patent number: 10201455
    Abstract: The present disclosure discussed a handpiece for trans-canal delivery of a therapeutic substance to the inner ear. The handpiece can be inserted into the middle ear via a surgical tympanotomy approach. The handpiece can enable a controlled injection of a therapeutic substance directly through the round window membrane and into the inner ear. The direct delivery of the therapeutic substance to the inner ear can enable the delivery of a precise amount of therapeutic substance into the inner ear. Because the therapeutic substance is delivery directly to the inner ear the delivery of the therapeutic substance is not subject to limitations on molecule size and inconsistent diffusion rates that are present when therapeutic substances are diffused across the round window membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest S. Kim, Michael McKenna, Ruwan Kiringoda
  • Patent number: 10201655
    Abstract: An apparatus provides targeted placement of openings for infusing fluids into a body. The apparatus provides a driving force to a penetrating medical device, such as a needle, when the apparatus tip encounters material of high resistance. When the apparatus tip encounters a low resistance material, no further driving force is applied to the apparatus due to contraction of an element made of interlaced flexible elements. A multi-opening needle is provided in some embodiments wherein placement of one of the openings in a target region with a relatively lower external pressure allows pressurized fluid to exit the needle while openings remaining in higher pressure, non-target regions do not release substantial amounts of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignees: The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Eoin D. O'Cearbhaill, Bryan Laulicht, Alexander H. Slocum, Robert S. Langer, Omid C. Farokhzad, Jeffrey M. Karp
  • Patent number: 10195317
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for notifying a surgeon of an occlusion in an ocular surgical apparatus are disclosed herein. Through operation of a handpiece of the surgical apparatus, the handpiece may become blocked or occluded. An occlusion detector is configured to sense the occlusion in the handpiece, and an occlusion signal is generated. A control module is provided to send an occlusion warning signal to a foot pedal of the surgical apparatus, where a tactile notification is provided to a user of the apparatus that an occlusion has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell W. Mallough
  • Patent number: 10195412
    Abstract: A capping device that includes a cap, a first member, a second member, and a living hinge is provided. The cap is for covering the top of a medical access connector. The first member is connected with the cap. The living hinge is located between the first member and the second member. Capping and uncapping the medical access connector with the cap is transparent to a user that is manipulating the medical access connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler Devin Panian
  • Patent number: 10195401
    Abstract: A wire guide for feeding a medical catheter through the body passage of a patient to a distant target site within the body has a variably flexible distal portion. The distal portion facilitates threading the guidewire in a tortuous path through acute bends at branch junctions in the body passages of the patient. The wire guide end is able to feed into very delicate vessels such as ventricles of the brain and the spinal canal without puncturing the wall or damaging organs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Palle Munk Hansen, Steen Aggerholm, Per Hendriksen
  • Patent number: 10195337
    Abstract: The invention provides a flushing system (1) configured to flush the pericardial cavity (PC) of a patient, wherein the system comprises: an infusion liquid outlet (4) to connect a first tube(20) having an infusion liquid lumen to guide a flow of infusion liquid from the system to the pericardial cavity, and an effusion liquid inlet (6) to connect to a second tube (21) having an effusion liquid lumen to guide the effusion liquid flow from the pericardial cavity to the system, a flow rate control system to control the flow rate of the infusion liquid flow at the infusion liquid outlet (4) on the basis of multiple sensor signals, wherein the flow rate control system comprises: a control unit (5) to provide a control signal on the basis of the sensor signals, and a pump device (3) to pump infusion liquid to the infusion liquid outlet (4) at an infusion liquid flow rate, wherein the infusion liquid flow rate is adjustable by the control signal of the control unit (5) and wherein the sensor signals registered by th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: David Robert Koolbergen, Johan Samuel Jakob Manshanden
  • Patent number: 10188804
    Abstract: A needle guard device mountable to a pre-filled syringe in its ready-to-fill state. The device includes a lock collar and a device shield biased to move relative to the lock collar. The lock collar interfaces with the syringe neck to attach the device to the syringe. With the removal of a needle shield assembly comprising rigid and soft needle shields, the lock collar and device shield are free to move proximally along the syringe neck and interact with a syringe step down area to activate the device. As the device moves proximally, retention arms of the device shield interact with the syringe step down, causing the arms to deflect radially outwards to disengage from the lock collar triggering the device shield to move from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Safety Syringes, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Schoonmaker, Dustin Hahn