Patents Examined by Bhisma Mehta
  • Patent number: 11058814
    Abstract: The present invention provides a delivery device which comprises a substrate, a rigid shell a diaphragm, a cannula, an electrode and an electronic device chamber. The substrate has a first side and a second side. The second side is opposite to the first side. The rigid shell is disposed on the first side of the substrate. A chamber is defined by the rigid shell and the substrate. The diaphragm is configured within the chamber to divide the chamber into an upper reservoir and a lower reservoir. The cannula penetrating through the rigid shell and in fluid communication with the upper reservoir. The electrode is disposed on the first side of the substrate. The electronic device chamber is electrically connecting to the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MICROMED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Po-Ying Li, Tsung-Chieh Cheng, Chia-Chi Feng
  • Patent number: 11058574
    Abstract: An intraocular injection system for injecting a substance into an eye globe of an animal or human eye, the system comprising an injection device with a piercing member for injection of the substance into the eye globe, the intraocular injection system providing an automated piercing of the eye globe by the piercing member. The system further comprises a robotic manipulator carrying the injection device, the robotic manipulator adapted and configured to move the injection device to a pre-injection position, a detection device adapted and configured to detect a position of a patch placed onto the eye globe and to control the robotic manipulator to move the injection device to the pre-injection position, the pre-injection position being based upon the detected position of the patch on the eye globe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OPHTHOROBOTICS AG
    Inventors: Stephan Michels, Matthias Becker, Bradley Nelson, Franziska Ullrich
  • Patent number: 11058848
    Abstract: A catheter includes an elongated body and an expandable member configured to expand radially outward away from the elongated body from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration. The catheter further includes a retainer configured to overlap an end of the expandable member to hold the expandable member in the collapsed configuration. The expandable member may be configured to engage with a vessel wall when the expandable member is in the expanded configuration. The vessel may curve and the expandable member may be configured to deflect a portion of the elongated body distal to the expandable member when the expandable member is engaged with the vessel wall to better conform the shape of the elongated body to the curved portion of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ujwal Jalgaonkar, James Q. Dinh, Eric Rowson
  • Patent number: 11052191
    Abstract: A syringe pump according to an embodiment includes a lead screw and a slider. The slider has an engagement part that engages with the lead screw and a slider cover with an internal space that houses the engagement part and is formed therein and an external surface that contacts a plunger of a syringe, and slides to move in a predetermined direction of travel with rotation of the lead screw to push the plunger. Then, the slider cover has a contact part that is provided in the internal space and contacts, when the slider pushes the plunger, a location that is close to the engagement part where the location is provided on a side of the direction of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Manabu Nakamura, Koichi Yaeguchi
  • Patent number: 11052230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to implantable encapsulation devices for housing a biological moiety or a therapeutic device that contains a biological moiety. Particularly, aspects of the present disclosure are directed to an implantable apparatus that includes a distal end, a proximal end, a manifold including at least one access port positioned either at the distal end or the proximal end, and a plurality of containment tubes affixed to the manifold and in fluid communication with the at least one access port. Additionally, the encapsulation device may contain a flush port and a tube that are fluidly connected to the manifold. The containment tubes may contain therein a biological moiety (e.g., cells) or a therapeutic device (e.g. a cell encapsulation member).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Edward Gunzel, Keith Knisley, Greg Rusch, Lauren Zambotti
  • Patent number: 11052197
    Abstract: A prefilled injection pen for injecting insulin, the prefilled injection pen including: a screw rod, a memory connection barrel, a fixed barrel and a rotating barrel. A plurality of first one-way teeth is evenly distributed on an end surface of the rotating barrel. The memory connection barrel is disposed inside the rotating barrel. The inner wall of the memory connection barrel is provided with a protrusion matching a thread of the screw rod. An end face of one end of the fixed barrel is provided with a ratchet pawl matching the first one-way teeth. The fixed barrel is also provided with a first inner thread matching the screw rod. The screw rod is provided with two machined plane surfaces. A plunger is disposed at one end of the screw rod and a stopper is disposed in a thread groove at the other end of the screw rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING GANGAN TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chunsheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11039821
    Abstract: A drug supply device for supplying drug to a living body surface that includes a shaft and a drug holding sheet attached to the distal end of the shaft. The drug holding sheet has a first face that faces distally and a second face opposite the first face that faces proximally when the drug holding sheet is expanded. The drug holding sheet includes folded portions that fold such that the first face is positioned to face radially inward while exposing the second face to an outside environment when the drug holding sheet is in a folded state. A drug is applied on the first face of the drug holding sheet. The drug supply device includes an expandable member on the second face of the drug holding sheet. The expandable member is expandable to cause the drug holding sheet to expand from the folded state into the expanded state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Sawada, Hideaki Shibata, Naoki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11040151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end 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 an actuator member and a translating member. The actuator member is pivotally coupled to one of the cap or body. The translating member is connected to the actuator member and is configured such that pivotal movement of the actuator member relative to said one of the cap or body causes movement of the translating member relative to the body to urge the needle shield away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11039850
    Abstract: An endoscopic tool for facilitating injection of fluid into a submucosal layer of tissue includes a first cannula, a suction source, a fluid lumen, and a second cannula. The first cannula has a suction surface disposed at a distal end, and defines a suction lumen. The suction source is coupled to the first cannula and creates a negative pressure within the suction lumen. The second cannula is disposed in a fluid lumen separate from the suction lumen, is adapted to be coupled to a source of fluid, and carries a needle at a distal end thereof. The tool draws the mucosal layer via the suction, which enlarges the submucosal layer, and injects a fluid into the enlarged portion of the submucosal layer via the needle, thereby creating a raised portion of tissue around the injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: GI SUPPLY
    Inventors: Patrick Lee, Heather Benoit, Logan Castillo, Joanna Rosenbaum
  • Patent number: 11040153
    Abstract: A syringe adapter includes a housing having a first end and a second end positioned opposite the first end, with the housing defining a passageway, and a connector body having a first end and a second end positioned opposite the first end, with the connector body having a connection member configured to be secured to a mating connector. One of the housing and the connector body includes a tab and the other of the housing and the connector body defines a channel that receives the tab, with the connector body movable relative to the housing between a first position where the connector body is restricted from rotating relative to the housing in a first rotational direction and free to rotate relative to the housing in a second rotational direction, and a second position where the connector body is free to rotate in the first and second rotational directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Jayeon Kim, Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 11033722
    Abstract: A device for auricularly delivering and/or receiving medication which comprises an earcup, a drug cartridge or drug reservoir having active ingredients, and a fluid generator that generates a fluid having active ingredients and delivers the fluid to the earcup. A method for auricularly delivering medication which comprises the steps of receiving medication from a cartridge at a fluid generator, generating fluid comprising the medication, and passing the fluid to an earcup. A system for auricularly delivering medication comprising a headphone comprising at least one earcup, and a replaceable and consumable drug cartridge coupled to the headphone. A method for receiving medication which comprises the steps of placing an earcup on an ear, operating a headphone coupled to the earcup, and receiving fluid generated by a fluid generator, the fluid comprising active ingredients, wherein the fluid generator receives medication from a cartridge comprising active ingredients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sorrento Technology Holdings
    Inventor: Ji Shen
  • Patent number: 11033458
    Abstract: A liquid bag according to one embodiment stores liquid containing an active ingredient to be transdermally administered. This liquid bag includes a bag body configured to store the liquid and feed the liquid toward an injection needle. The bag body includes a tubular portion. At least part of the tubular portion is bent with respect to the axial direction of the tubular portion with the liquid being stored in the tubular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: HISAMITSU PHARMACEUTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shirotani, Kazuki Kuriyama, Seiji Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 11033213
    Abstract: An injection needle includes a needle hub and a needle tube. The needle hub is connected to a safety protective cover by an elastic flip mechanism. Two symmetrically-distributed needle hub hooks are provided on a side wall of the needle hub. Two symmetrically-distributed protective cover snaps are provided in a hollow inner cavity of the safety protective cover. The two protective cover snaps cooperates with the two needle hub hooks. Protective cover snap stoppers are provided on outer sides of the two protective cover snaps. The injection needle employs the two needle hub hooks disposed on the side wall of the needle hub and cooperate with the two protective cover snaps disposed in the inner cavity of the safety protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BERPU MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xingguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11033717
    Abstract: A method and system of and for securing a lumen or catheter, after placement in a patient, to prevent unwanted removal or dislodgement of the lumen or catheter caused by patient movement and/or further medical interventions such as cardiopulmonary chest compressions, electrical defibrillation, surgical procedures, and the like. The method and system comprising simple and sterile materials that preclude the use of excessive suturing and ineffective ad-hoc methods with tape and gauze. The catheter is secured by a rubber on plastic frictional force and will resist external forces while preventing the tube structure from bending and subsequent occlusion. The device can be comfortably attached to the patient in all of the anatomical locations typically targeted for large catheter installment. The method of securement is rapid and requires only a single personnel to handle the device and the catheter tube simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TENSION SQUARE, LLC
    Inventors: Mychael Arnell Overstreet, Sonya Yvonne Overstreet
  • Patent number: 11027094
    Abstract: A catheter having excellent flexibility in order to follow a guidewire, and that is not easily kinked even when the catheter is bent strongly. The catheter includes a catheter shaft having a hollow resin body and a coil body within the hollow resin body. The coil body is formed of a spirally wound wire, which is slidable with respect to the hollow resin body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kizuka
  • Patent number: 11020540
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) for use on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike housing (8) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a needle assembly housing (22) secured to the spike housing (8), the needle assembly housing (22) enclosing a septum (40) with a cavity (42) that is in continuous fluid communication with the spike housing (8), and a plurality of needles (44) configured to pierce the needle assembly septum (40), wherein when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (44) are disengaged from the needle assembly septum (40), and when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (46) enters into fluid communication with the septum cavity (42) and is exposed for medicament delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11007319
    Abstract: A method to dispense medication using one or more fillable medical dispensers by providing the medical dispenser with a first predetermined medication dosage sufficient for a first predetermined dispensing period, wherein the first dispensing period ends on a first repetitive day of the week for ease of remembrance by a user; providing the medical dispenser with a second predetermined medication dosage sufficient for a second predetermined dispensing period, wherein the dispensing period ends on a second repetitive day of the week for ease of remembrance; and installing the medical dispenser at least twice a week at a repetitive weekly replacement schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: EOFLOW INC.
    Inventors: Luis Malave, Jesse Jaejin Kim
  • Patent number: 11007356
    Abstract: An ingestible device, includes a storage reservoir configured to store a dispensable substance and a pressurized chamber configured so that, when a restraining force is removed from the pressurized chamber, the dispensable substance exits the ingestible device via openings in the ingestible device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Progenity, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Shimizu, Mitchell Lawrence Jones, Mark Sasha Drlik, Iman Niknia, Nathan John Muller, Tuyen Nguyen, Christopher Loren Wahl, Edward Mudge, Nicholas Mark Salt, Nia Eleri Stevens, Stuart Robert Abercrombie, Christopher Ian Bunce, Nelson Quintana
  • Patent number: 11007354
    Abstract: A device for insertion of material into a urethra comprising: a nozzle with a rounded nozzle tip, sized for at least partial insertion into the urethra; and a source of compressed material coupled to the nozzle where a pressure of the compressed material is less than 200 cm H2O; a control, for control of flow of material from the source through the nozzle; wherein a maximum extent of the device is less than 30 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Continale Medical Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yosef Hazan, Avshalom Shenhav
  • Patent number: 11007312
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) used on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike (9) configured to pierce a vial, reservoir or cartridge septum of the pen (4), a needle guide (12) configured to mate with the pen (4), the needle guide (12) enclosing a septum (22) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (31), the septum chamber (31) being in fluid communication with the spike (9), a plurality of needles (34) disposed in the septum (22) of the needle assembly (2), a sterility barrier (60) enclosing each of the plurality of needles (34), each of a plurality of sterility barriers (60) having a peel tab (70), each of a plurality of peel tabs (70) being wrapped around the needle guide (12), wherein when one of the plurality of needles (40) is drawn from the needle guide (12) from a first position to a second position, the needle (40) fluidly communicates with the septum chamber (31), and the sterility barrier (60) and the peel tab (70) of the needle (40) are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon, Daniel Yasevac, Chris Campbell