Patents Examined by Bhisma Mehta
  • Patent number: 11890456
    Abstract: An injection device kit for the self-administration of an injection of solution that includes a body portion configured for engagement with a cartridge containing the solution and an injection needle where the body portion includes an injection component having an actuation mechanism for inserting the injection needle of the cartridge and for injecting the solution in the cartridge and a safety mechanism on the body portion and configured to prevent injection unless released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: DJ MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Schneider, Jay Duckson
  • Patent number: 11801345
    Abstract: An injector device includes a housing having a slot with a locking portion and a needle unit that has a needle and a slot engagement portion that extends through the slot in the housing to an external side of the housing. The needle unit is movably mounted in the housing such that movement of the needle unit relative to the housing is restricted by the slot. The injector device also includes a cartridge that is mounted in the housing, the cartridge having a reservoir for medicament. Prior to use of the injector device, the reservoir is sealed from the needle. The slot in the housing is arranged such that the needle unit can be rotated to move the slot engagement portion out of the locking portion such that the needle unit can be moved into engagement with the cartridge to place the needle in fluid communication with the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Beate Franke, Matthias Rau, Tim Gläβer
  • Patent number: 11793943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a needle arrangement for a drug delivery device. The needle arrangement includes a distal needle tip and a proximal needle tip. The distal needle tip is held in a distal needle holder and wherein the proximal needle tip is held in a proximal needle holder. The distal needle tip and the proximal needle tip are in fluid communication with each other through a fluid channel. The fluid channel is adapted to allow axial movement of the distal needle tip and relative to the proximal needle tip between a compact state and an extended state. A length of the needle arrangement over the distal needle tip and the proximal needle tip in the extended state is greater than in the compact state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Wendland
  • Patent number: 11786659
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an administration mechanism for a medicament delivery device having a movable sleeve, and a delivery member cover having a distal end portion configured to receive the movable sleeve. The delivery member being configured to be linearly displaceable between a first position and a second position relative to the movable sleeve, wherein the distal end portion has an end face defining a guide surface and the movable sleeve has a radially outwards extending first follower structure configured to cooperate with the guide surface when the delivery member cover is moved from the first position towards the second position, causing the movable sleeve to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 11786672
    Abstract: A method includes protecting an entire length of a needle of a needle-based device protruding from a needle mount coupled to a body thereof based on providing a needle shield completely encompassing the entire protruding length of the needle in a first state of disuse, and retracting the needle shield in a first direction toward the body of the needle-based device to apply a first force in the first direction to cause the needle to emerge out of the needle shield to prepare the needle-based device for a second state of use. The method also includes transitioning the needle-based device back to the first state of disuse following the second state of use in accordance with applying a second force in a second direction diametrically opposite to the first direction, and providing a lock button to lock the needle shield in the first state of disuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Jaroslaw Moleda
  • Patent number: 11771834
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first member and a second member. The first member is configured to receive a portion of a syringe barrel and includes a first stop surface. The second member includes a second stop surface. Each stop surface is configured to engage the portion of a plunger to thereby arrest longitudinal movement of the plunger relative to the syringe barrel. The second member is operable to move relative to the first member from a first position to a second position. The second member remains coupled with the first member while in both the first position and the second position. The second stop surface engages the portion of the plunger when the second member is in the first position. The second stop surface does not prevent the portion of the plunger from reaching the first stop surface when the second member is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Thomas E. Meyer, Tony C. Siebel, Daniel C. Hutchens, Jacob W. Schubert
  • Patent number: 11771409
    Abstract: A hemostatic device is disclosed, which includes a covering portion disposed so as to cover a site where bleeding is to be stopped on a hand of a patient; a pressing portion that compresses the site where bleeding is to be stopped when the covering portion covers the site where bleeding is to be stopped; a band portion wrappable around a periphery of the patient's hand at the site where bleeding is to stopped; a restriction portion that restricts movement of the securing portion in an axial direction; and wherein the pressing portion is not disposed on the centerline of the restriction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Ryo Okamura
  • Patent number: 11766383
    Abstract: An apparatus for rinsing sinuses or eyes, comprising a hand crushable container containing saline solution, and a dispenser configured to make a liquid tight seal with the container at one end, and a liquid tight seal with a nostril or an eye socket at the other end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Gary J. Pontecorvo
  • Patent number: 11759577
    Abstract: A system for injecting includes a syringe body having proximal and distal ends, a syringe interior, and a syringe flange at the proximal end thereof. The system also includes an injectable fluid disposed in the syringe interior. The system further includes a finger flange coupled to the syringe flange. Moreover, the system includes a stopper member disposed in the syringe interior. In addition, the system includes a plunger ratchet member coupled to the stopper member. The system also includes a plunger tube disposed coaxially around at least a portion of the plunger ratchet member and operatively coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Inventors: Conor Edward Shanley, Alan E. Shluzas, Mina M. Leung, Stephen H. Diaz
  • Patent number: 11752270
    Abstract: A syringe with plunger reaction pressure reduction structure is proposed. The syringe includes: a barrel including a finger grip at a rear end thereof and a Luer-lock connector in which a thread portion is formed on an inner surface outside a tapered tube of a front discharge end thereof; a plunger rod configured to be inserted in an inside of the barrel and including a push end at a rear end thereof; a plunger coupled to a front end of the plunger rod; and a needle hub configured to be screwed with the Luer-lock connector and including an injection needle mounted to a front end thereof. The syringe is configured to have a three-step structure at the plunger in which intervals between steps are gradually shortened, so that the reaction pressure applied to the plunger is distributed and the injection is easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Hee Min Cho, Mi Heui Cho, Jong Deok Yun, Jae Cheon Kim
  • Patent number: 11752306
    Abstract: A low-profile universal passive protector for an IV catheter includes a connector having a tubular body and a pair of arms pivotally connected thereto. The tubular body defines an end face and the connector includes a cavity extending from the end face. An elongate sheath is snap engageable to the tubular body. A spring is insertable within the connector cavity to extend between at least one of the pair of arms and the elongate sheath when received within the cavity. A slider is moveably coupled to the sheath. The slider includes a flashback chamber formed therein. A hypodermic needle is connected to the slider and is in fluid communication with the flashback chamber. The slider is moveable along the sheath between a first position and a second position, with the hypodermic needle being drawn into the sheath as the slider moves from the first position toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Luther Needlesafe Products, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph G. Antonucci, Joseph B. Antonucci, Philip J. Antonucci, John Muri, Jeff Alan Burke, Daniel Jason Velasco, Joshua Alexander Sparks, Kevin Martin Magrini
  • Patent number: 11752259
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid medicine injection device having a needle holder slid immediately by using the elasticity of a spring such that a needle installed at the needle holder may be instantly inserted into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: EOFLOW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Ha Kim, Jesse Jaejin Kim
  • Patent number: 11752317
    Abstract: A hemostasis device includes a valve, the valve being sized and configured to be disposed entirely within a handle of a medical device, the valve including a rim, the rim being sized and configured to seal with a lumen of the handle of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay T. Rassat, Stephen Howard, Megan L. Platner, Kevin A. Knutsen
  • Patent number: 11738176
    Abstract: An organizing, safety and securement device for use with a peripheral intravenous catheter includes: (a) a catheter base with an opening, that is covered by a transparent membrane, and an upper securement element with a luer fitting indentation, (b) a lower securement element having a top surface with a luer fitting indentation (c) an organizer base with upper and lower clamping members that are hinged together and have free surfaces with tubing indentations that include color coded, mainline and apinch tubing portions, and (d) a tether which connects the catheter and organizer bases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventor: Lynita Thompson
  • Patent number: 11730863
    Abstract: An antimicrobial catheter assembly can include a hub, a catheter tube connected to the hub, at least one extension leg connected to the hub, and a non-eluting antimicrobial coating on an internal or external surface of the catheter assembly. The hub includes at least one hub lumen defining a corresponding hub portion of a fluid pathway through the catheter assembly. The catheter tube includes at least one catheter-tube lumen defining a corresponding catheter-tube portion of the fluid pathway through the catheter assembly. The extension leg can include an extension-leg lumen defining a corresponding extension-leg portion of the fluid pathway through the catheter assembly. The antimicrobial coating can include a copper-based layer between a corrosion-preventing layer and the internal or external surface of the catheter assembly, an adhesion-promoting layer between the copper-based layer and the internal or external surface of the catheter assembly, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Giridhar Thiagarajan
  • Patent number: 11730887
    Abstract: An injection device is presented. The injection device comprises a housing configured to receive a syringe which has a barrel and a plunger received in the barrel. The injection device further comprises a vibration generator operable to vibrate at least one of the barrel and plunger when said syringe is received in the housing. Methods of dispensing medicament from an injection device are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Catherine Ebner
  • Patent number: 11724008
    Abstract: A medical device, such as a catheter, is disclosed, comprising a substrate and having on its surface, on at least a part thereof, a hydrophilic surface layer providing low-friction surface character of the medical device when wetted by a wetting fluid. At least one base layer of the substrate, including the hydrophilic surface layer, is made of a polymer blend comprising at least one base polymer and at least one hydrophilic polymer, and wherein the concentration of the at least one hydrophilic polymer is higher in the hydrophilic surface layer than in the rest of the base layer. A method for producing such a medical device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventors: Johan Lundahl, Åsa Rindlav Westling
  • Patent number: 11724066
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide strain relief members for a medical device delivery system, methods of use thereof, and methods of manufacturing. In one embodiment a strain relief member may include a support having a first end with a first outer diameter, a second end having a second outer diameter, an inner surface facing a support lumen that extends axially through the support along a longitudinal axis, and an outer surface opposite to the inner surface. An embodiment may also include an overlay coupled to a portion of the outer surface of the support, where the overlay comprises a first material and the support comprises a second material, and the first material is more flexible than the second material. A liner may be disposed in a portion of the support lumen and a first connector disposed over a portion of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Erin Roberts, Elizabeth M. Brown, Jorge L. Jimenez-Rios, Lyle Hundley, Johnny P. Smith, Jonathan Sheets, Jaimie Jarboe, Nathan Steinbrunner, Cayley Gubser, Jeffry S. Melsheimer, Samantha Charley, Tyler Dow, Kathryn R. Hardert, David Gordon, Kristen M. Bunch
  • Patent number: 11724025
    Abstract: An administering instrument is disclosed, which is capable of preventing a needle tube from coming out of a living body during administration of a drug solution and a drug solution administering system including the administering instrument and a medicinal solution administering device. The administering instrument includes a puncture part that has a contact surface contacting a body surface H of a user, a needle holding part for holding a needle tube, and a communication passage communicating with a lumen of the needle tube. The puncture part includes a fixing part that is disposed above the contact surface and fixes the first end part of the tube to the puncture part in a state where the first end part of the tube is inclined toward the contact surface of the puncture part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Manabu Arinobe, Yusuke Hyakkan
  • Patent number: 11712524
    Abstract: A medical injection device for supporting a medical container comprising a barrel and a needle tip extending from a distal end of the barrel, comprising: safety shield, first ring configured to be coupled to the medical container and configured to be biased in a proximal direction relative to the safety shield from an injection position in which a needle tip extends out of the safety shield to a safety position in which the needle tip is covered by the safety shield, and second ring rotatably movable relative to the first ring between locking position wherein the second ring maintains the first ring in the injection position and an unlocking position wherein the second ring releases the first ring thereby allowing the first ring to be urged into the safety position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Frédéric Perot, Gilles Bernede, Simon Gaschet