Patents Examined by Bhisma Mehta
  • Patent number: 10661066
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for an injectable substance delivery pen comprising a microneedle hub assembly removably engaged with a pen device body which includes a cartridge, a plunger, and a drive mechanism. The hub assembly includes at least one microneedle for intradermal or shallow subcutaneous injection of the contents of the cartridge. The cartridge, plunger and drive mechanism components of the pen body are fabricated of non-compliant and non-compressible materials to allow effective communication of the cartridge contents via the microneedle patient interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ronald J. Pettis, Frank E. Martin, Scott A. Kaestner
  • Patent number: 10661041
    Abstract: An infant and child bonnet for securing a breathing tube includes a cap body and an elastic fixing band. The cap body includes a first opening and a second opening corresponding to each other and includes a first connection portion. The elastic fixing band is connected to the cap body. One end of the elastic fixing band includes a second connection portion flexibly fixing the breathing tube. The second connection portion is joined to the first connection portion. Accordingly, the infant and child bonnet suits various head sizes and shapes and effectively fixes the breathing tube without displacement or detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GALEMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gary C. J. Lee
  • Patent number: 10661027
    Abstract: A syringe having a bonded needle, comprising a syringe body, a needle protector comprising a flexible cap, an outer sleeve, which can move along a longitudinal axis between an extended position, in which it covers the needle, and a retracted position, in which it does not cover the needle, and a collar, which is mounted with a radial clearance around an end part of the syringe body and which comprises at least one pin engaged in a guide opening of the sleeve. A portion of the flexible cap fills the radial clearance between the end part of the syringe body and the collar when the cap is mounted on the syringe, such that the collar cannot rotate around the end part of the syringe body as long as the cap is mounted on the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BIOCORP PRODUCTION
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 10661034
    Abstract: Insufflation systems including a plurality of flow rate sensors are disclosed. Each flow rate sensor is configured to measure flow across a different flow rate range, with the combined flow rate ranges of the sensors encompassing the entire flow rate capability of the insufflation system. A controller selects the most appropriate flow rate sensor based on the gas flow required to be delivered to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Mantell, Eric Andersen, Steven Weaver, Paul Wilk
  • Patent number: 10660995
    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: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExploraMed NC7, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Makower, John Y Chang, Brendan M Donohoe, Michael Landry, Michele Torosis
  • Patent number: 10656025
    Abstract: A first tubular body having a first longitudinal axis extending centrally through the tubular body includes at least one delivery port extending through a wall of the first tubular body. A second tubular body having a second longitudinal axis extends through the second tubular body, the first and second longitudinal axes being displaced from each other such that an asymmetrical longitudinally extending gap is formed between an outer surface of the second tubular body and an interior surface of the first tubular body. A temperature sensor forming a thermocouple extending longitudinally within the gap between the first tubular body and the second tubular body. An inner core is positioned within the second tubular body. The inner core includes least one ultrasound element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Russell Kanz, Brent Twain Nistal, Eric Charles Whittaker, Raymond M. Wolniewicz, III, Randall James Beyreis, Michael Kuehn, Laura Elyn Ortega, Garrett Prahl, Travis Richard White
  • Patent number: 10653847
    Abstract: A drug delivery device comprising: a housing; a cylindrical member rotatably supported within the housing; and a plurality of sensors; wherein: the outer surface of the cylindrical member is provided with a single track, the track forming an encoder and having a plurality of first track segments and a plurality of second track segments arranged along the length of the track which are respectively capable of inducing first and second responses in the sensors; and in each rotational position of the cylindrical member relative to the housing at least one different first track segment is capable of inducing a first response in at least one said sensor, thereby enabling the rotational position of the cylindrical member relative to the housing to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Samuel Steel, Paul Richard Draper, George Cave
  • Patent number: 10646406
    Abstract: A nasogastric tube (10) including a main lumen (12) having one or more proximal connectors (14) for connecting to a source of substances or pressure, and one or more vacuum lumens (16) peripherally surrounding the main lumen (12), each vacuum lumen (16) including a vacuum sealing portion (24), which includes one or more suction ports (26) for sealingly drawing an inner wall of an esophagus thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ENVIZION MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Avinoam Nevler, Orit Shaked, Eyal Haytman
  • Patent number: 10646642
    Abstract: A medicinal device includes a first member; and a second member configured to be attachable to and detachable from the first member, the second member being a part of a medicinal-liquid administering device and including: a first member comprising a first-member-side power transmission part, and a second member comprising a second-member-side power transmission part; wherein the first-member-side power transmission part and the second-member-side power transmission part are configured to be engaged with each other for administering medicinal liquid into a living body; and wherein the second member is configured to open a housing covering the first-member-side power transmission part to engage the second-member-side power transmission part with the first-member-side power transmission part at a time of attaching the first member to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kondo, Joji Uchiyama, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10646148
    Abstract: A medical device useful for collecting samples of a bodily fluid, typically a vascular fluid such as blood. The subject device can also be used for infusing liquids into a patient. The fluid flow path desirably includes a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle, a needle holder and a length of plastic tubing, the forwardly extending end of which is configured to function as a fluid seal to reduce the likelihood of fluid leakage during or after use. Following use, the needle is retractable from the patient by sliding a needle retraction cavity transversely into longitudinal alignment with the needle, thereby disrupting the fluid flow path and propelling the needle rearwardly so that it no longer projects from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small
  • Patent number: 10639425
    Abstract: A device for rapidly loading and releasing a syringe. A limiting flange and clamping flange are on an outer side wall of an end, connected to the device, of the syringe. The clamping flange is close to a rear end of the syringe. The device includes an injection head. An outer collar, middle plate, and inner collar are sequentially inside the injection head. The outer collar includes an upper and lower part that are disposed up and down. The inner collar includes an upper part of the inner collar and a lower part of the inner collar that are disposed up and down. Elastic structures are between the upper part of the inner collar and injection head and between the lower part of the inner collar and injection head. The injector syringe can be loaded onto the device and taken out rapidly if the syringe is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SUZHOU HENGRUI DISHENG MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Guofeng Kan, Pengcheng Long
  • Patent number: 10639426
    Abstract: An injection device for automatically squeezing out a dosage of injection liquid from a container. The injection device including a housing defining a longitudinal central axis; a first component; a second component; wherein the first and second component move relative to one another when the liquid is squeezed out; a spring configured to at least partially release stored energy to squeeze out the dosage; a setting device to set a rate at which the liquid is squeezed out; the setting device influencing the energy required for moving the second component relative to the first; the first component, when squeezing out liquid, is guided in the housing so as to be movable in the direction of the axis and to be rotationally fixed; and, the second component, when squeezing out liquid, is mounted relative to the housing so as to be rotatable and rotationally fixed in the direction of the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Haselmeier AG
    Inventor: Joachim Keitel
  • Patent number: 10632255
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for providing a plurality of injections from a fluid reservoir. The apparatus includes a fluid controller for controlling the flow of fluid from the fluid reservoir to a needle. An actuator selectively actuates the fluid controller to provide a dose of medicament from the fluid reservoir. The fluid controller also is configured to calculate the volume of fluid in the fluid reservoir required to provide a dose having a desired number of units of medicament for an injection. The apparatus may also include a detector configured to detect a characteristic indicative of the fluid pressure in the needle. The method includes selecting the number of units to be dispensed during an injection, automatically calculating the injection volume required to dispense the selected number of units based on the calculated unit volume and tracking the total number of units dispensed during a series of injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Nathan J. Inkrote, Robert D. Boyer, Maureen A. Mullins
  • Patent number: 10632294
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for transmucosal drug delivery. The transmucosal drug delivery device may include a housing configured for intralumenal deployment, such as intravaginally, into a human or animal subject; a drug-dispensing portion which contains at least one drug, the drug-dispensing portion being configured to dispense the drug from the housing by positive displacement; and a permeability enhancer-dispensing portion configured to release or generate a permeability enhancing substance to disrupt at least one region of a mucosal barrier adjacent to the housing at a selected time while intralumenally deployed in the human or animal subject. The device may be operable to dispense the drug from the housing to a region of the mucosal barrier disrupted by the permeability enhancing substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott Uhland, Eric Peeters, Hussain Fatakdawala
  • Patent number: 10632282
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter; a catheter hub fixed to a proximal end portion of the catheter; a hollow needle having a needle tip and disengageably located in the catheter; a needle hub fixed to a proximal end portion of the needle; a guide wire slidably located in the needle, the guide wire being longer than the catheter and having a distal end that is protrudable from the needle tip; a guide wire hub configured to support the guide wire and move the guide wire with respect to the needle in association with movement of the guide wire hub; and a movement mechanism configured to retract the guide wire hub with respect to the needle hub such that the distal end of the guide wire is housed in the needle in association with forward movement of the catheter hub with respect to the needle hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masataka Muramatsu, Masahiro Ishida, Shinya Kusunoki
  • Patent number: 10632299
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for intermittent microinfusion. A system may include a pump and an IV set that includes a y-port valve disposed below a pump interface portion of the IV tubing. The y-port valve may include an internal valve member that allows fluid to flow from the pump to a patient when no syringe is attached to the y-port. The internal valve member may be moved by the attachment of a syringe containing the medication to be infused to the y-port such that the fluid pathway from the pump to the patient is blocked and fluid from the syringe can be injected into the IV tubing between the y-port valve and the pump. The pump may retrograde pump the medication into the tubing via the y-port valve and then forward pump the medication to the patient when the syringe is removed from the y-port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Vasko, Stephen J. Bollish, Lawrence Farhat, Daniel Abal, Robert Dwaine Butterfield
  • Patent number: 10632253
    Abstract: A liquid medicine administration apparatus includes: a drive section; an operation section configured to operate a pusher member that is slidably located in a liquid medicine container; a transmission mechanism configured to transmit a driving force of the drive section to the operation section; an occlusion detection mechanism located in the transmission mechanism and configured to detect occlusion of a passage of liquid medicine administered from the liquid medicine container; a rotation detector configured to detect rotation of the drive section; and a notification section configured to notify a user when the rotation detector detects stoppage of rotation of the drive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Joji Uchiyama, Akira Kondo, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10624843
    Abstract: A microprojection array comprising an approximately planar base and a plurality of microprojections, wherein the array comprises a therapeutic agent that is poorly soluble in water or an aqueous solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongli Ding, Guohua Chen, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 10625048
    Abstract: An introducer sheath is disclosed capable of reducing a physical burden on a patient by shortening a time necessary for hemostasis at an introduction part after removing the introducer sheath percutaneously introduced into a body lumen. The introducer sheath includes a catheter main body, which is percutaneously introduced into a body lumen, a hub, which is connected to a proximal side of the catheter main body, and a tube member which includes a thrombus inducing material M. The tube member is disposed at a proximal side of an outer surface of the catheter main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 10625067
    Abstract: A novel seal is provided along with a valve for implementing the seal in the form of a hemostatic catheterization valve. A pressure-sensing form of the hemostatic valve is also provided. The novel seal includes a pair of cooperating conical gaskets divided through their apexes into a plurality of edge-abutting semi-conical flaps. The seals are angularly fixed in orientation relative to each other using registering structures such as complementary tabs and sockets. More specifically, the seams where the semi-conical flaps abut are angularly off-set between the two conical gaskets by a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Firas Al-Ali