Patents Examined by Bradley J Osinski
  • Patent number: 12005223
    Abstract: A disinfection cap is described for connection to a medical connector; the disinfection cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity. In one or more embodiments, a retention rod forming a fluid reservoir is disposed within the cavity for retaining disinfectant. In one or more embodiments, a corrugated capsule is disposed within the cavity for retaining disinfectant. Pressure buildup within the cavity due to insertion of a luer connector causes expulsion of disinfectant, thereby disinfecting the luer connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Amir Harandi, Paul P. Marici, Jiayu Liu
  • Patent number: 12005222
    Abstract: A device for connection to a medical connector, the device includes a cap, a container and a peelable seal. The cap configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap includes one or more threads adapted to engage with a female luer connector. The cap is adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The peelable seal prevents the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Nichola Charles
  • Patent number: 11992649
    Abstract: An infusion device (1) for administering a medical fluid to a patient (P) comprises a pumping mechanism (4) configured to act onto a fluid conduit (20), the pumping mechanism (4) comprising a pumping section (42) movable with respect to said fluid conduit (20) for causing a fluid flow (F) through said fluid conduit (20). The pumping mechanism (4) comprises a multiplicity of rotatable gear elements (45A-45E) coupled to the pumping section (42) at a multiplicity of different locations (43A-43E), wherein the gear elements (45A, 45E) are operatively coupled to each other for a coordinated rotation of the gear elements (45A-45E) for moving the pumping section (42). In this way an infusion device is provided which may allow for a small-sized pumping mechanism, yet providing for a reliable and efficient infusion operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Fresenius Vial SAS
    Inventors: Damien Archat, Mathieu Paoli
  • Patent number: 11992628
    Abstract: A medical catheter includes an elongate member and an insert. The elongate member has proximal and distal end portions and defines a longitudinal axis through the proximal and distal end portions. The elongate member includes a wall at least partially defining a longitudinal lumen and defining a side opening extending radially from an outer surface of the wall to the longitudinal lumen. The insert is at least partially disposed within the side opening and at least partially defines an insert passage in fluid communication with the longitudinal lumen. The elongate member includes a first material defining the side opening and the insert includes a second material different from the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: MOZARC MEDICAL US LLC
    Inventor: Sean McDermott
  • Patent number: 11986636
    Abstract: Container assemblies for accommodating pharmaceutical compositions are provided. The container assembly includes a container and a plunger. The container has a hollow cylindrical body with an open end and a closed end, which is closed by a bottom portion. The hollow cylindrical body has a length (L), an outer diameter (DO), and an inner diameter with a length to outer diameter ratio between 3:1 and 15:1. The hollow cylindrical body and the bottom portion are formed integrally and of the same material, which is a glass or polymer material. The container has an inner surface with an average Zn-leachability of 0.00085 ?g/cm2 or less. The plunger is inside the hollow cylindrical body at the open end, is pierceable by a cannula, and is slidable relative to the hollow cylindrical body from the open end towards the closed end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT PHARMA SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Arne Kloke, Anil-Kumar Busimi, Dominique Bauert
  • Patent number: 11986635
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is disclosed having a housing, an actuation mechanism capable of delivering doses of medicament from a medicament container and arranged with a delivery member, a shield, a guard movable within the housing, wherein the guard is operably connected to the actuation mechanism. A protective cap is releasably arranged on the housing and having a shield remover. A blocking element on the guard is movable between a blocking position and a release position and has an engagement surface to engage a proximal area of the housing. The blocking element engages with a surface of the shield remover to retain the blocking element in the blocking position. The engagement surface causes a blocking of the guard from movement and removal of the protective cap enables a movement of the blocking element to a release position when the engagement surface engages the proximal area allowing the member guard to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Oscar Alexandersson
  • Patent number: 11986618
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to medical connectors with a housing comprising a proximal body member and a base member that form an internal cavity with a proximal abutment surface. An elastomeric seal without a guide member is positioned within the internal cavity. A rigid, hollow elongated portion is located within the internal cavity such that in an open configuration, a tip of the elongated portion is more proximal than a proximal surface of the elastomeric seal. A distal portion of the elastomeric seal is seated radially within a region surrounded by a plurality of longitudinally extending protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2024
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 11988536
    Abstract: A system for capture of dose delivery information is provided. The system includes a medication delivery device, a dose information capture device adapted to be attached to the medication delivery device, and a target element adapted to be attached to the medication delivery device. The target element comprises a magnet or ferrous element and the target element attaches to the medication delivery device on a dose delivery mechanism of the medication delivery device. The dose information capture device includes a magnetic position sensor adapted to detect a position of the target element. As an alternative to magnetic sensing, MEMS flow sensors, and the like may also be used. Exemplary systems preferably transmit dose information in real time to remote devices for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Francis L Ross, III
  • Patent number: 11986643
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 11974718
    Abstract: Various systems and methods may guide, support, and/or house instruments. One exemplary system includes a guide tube having a manipulation section and mated with rails carrying instrument control members. Moving the rails with respect to the guide tube, or another point of reference, can control movement of the manipulation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Weitzner, Paul J. Smith, John B. Golden, Brian J. Intoccia, Naroun Suon, Katie Krueger, Brian Tinkham, Michal Weisman, Brett A. Krueger
  • Patent number: 11975175
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for determining fluid administration. The system may determine fluid administration based on the fluid responsiveness and regional oxygen saturation of a subject. The system may receive the fluid responsiveness and regional oxygen saturation from external sources or may determine one or both based on received physiological signals. In some embodiments, the system may determine whether to administer fluid based on the fluid responsiveness and regional oxygen saturation. In some embodiments, the system may determine the amount of fluid to administer based on the fluid responsiveness and regional oxygen saturation. In some embodiments, the system may determine the effectiveness of fluid administration. In some embodiments, the system may provide an indication of the determined fluid administration so that a care-giver can implement the appropriate fluid administration. In some embodiments, the system may control the fluid administration based on its determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Peter Doyle, Paul S. Addison, James N. Watson
  • Patent number: 11975135
    Abstract: A device for moving contents of a tube by acting on the exterior of the tube is provided. The device includes a housing having a tube passageway extending along a length thereof for holding a tube therein. A first roller and a second roller are moveable between a first position and a second position and configured to compress the tube in the second position. A first roller chassis is coupled to the housing for mounting the first roller therein and a second roller chassis is coupled to the housing for mounting the second roller therein. The first and second roller chassis are moveable between a first position in which the tube is disengaged and a second position in which the tube is engaged. A lever operably coupled to the housing causes the first or second roller to pivot and engage the tube positioned within the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Vector Surgical, LLC
    Inventors: Janet L. F. Phillips, Michael J. Phillips, Glenn Walters
  • Patent number: 11975168
    Abstract: A disinfection cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the disinfection cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity, disinfectant or antimicrobial agent and a ball disposed within the cavity. An outer surface of the housing includes a thread sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a threaded connector, or more specifically a male luer connector. The cap may also include a peelable seal to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the cavity. The cavity of the cap may also include one or more ribs disposed on the inner surface of the cavity to retain the ball in the cavity, forming a flow channel as the ball is depressed further into the cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Chang Jiang, Amir Harandi, Tom Moskal, Jiayu Liu, Narasinha C. Parasnis
  • Patent number: 11957870
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a drug delivery device for injecting medicament which includes a tubular reservoir; a stopper slidably disposed in the reservoir; a spring for moving the stopper in the reservoir; at least one needle, the needle having a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a lumen extending proximally from the distal end, the lumen being in direct or indirect communication with the reservoir; a needle driver for displacing the needle; and an actuator. Activation of the actuator causes the spring to move the stopper and the needle driver to displace the needle. The needle moves relative to, and separately from, the reservoir with the needle being displaced. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a drug delivery device is provided wherein a needle is moved, relative to the reservoir, in being displaced for injection. This permits control of the needle displacement separate from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard A Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine, Paul Alchas
  • Patent number: 11957887
    Abstract: A compliant transmission system includes a rotatable wave generator and a sleeve fitted on the wave generator. The rotatable wave generator has an external surface including pattern extending both annularly and in a longitudinal direction. The sleeve is configured to be deformable and to be impressed on its outer surface with waves extending along the longitudinal direction during rotation of the pattern of the wave generator within the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Technion Research & Development Foundation Limited
    Inventor: Izhak Bucher
  • Patent number: 11944791
    Abstract: A multi-use drug delivery device for extended use, wherein the multi-use drug delivery device comprising a multi-use main portion (310) and a single-use flow conducting device (360) adapted for conducting drug to the subcutaneous tissue of a subject, wherein the change from a connected configuration to an unconnected configuration of the main portion and the flow conducting device is through the intermediate configuration. The intermediate configuration comprises an equalizing channel defining an equalizing flow path (304) different from an unintended flow path (303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Vera Pinto Glenting, Joern Drustrup, Jonas Kildegaard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11938283
    Abstract: A bendable sheath and a delivery system using the bendable sheath. The bendable sheath comprises a tube body (3). The tube body (3) comprises a distal end and a proximal end. A tube wall of the tube body (3) is connected to a pull wire (8). One end of the pull wire (8) extends towards the proximal end of the tube body (3), and the other end is connected to the tube body (3) near the distal end of the tube body (3). The pull wire (8) comprises at least a section thereof disposed freely outside the tube body (3) and near the distal end of the tube body (3). The pull wire (8) in the bendable sheath comprises the section disposed freely outside the sheath tube body (3) and, when pulled, the section is disposed so as to facilitate the application of force. The section moves relative to the tube body (3), such that a force application point is adaptively changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: VENUS MEDTECH (HANGZHOU), INC.
    Inventors: Mao Chen, Yuan Feng, Zhifei Zhang, Feng Guo, Quangang Gong, Shiguang Wu
  • Patent number: 11938262
    Abstract: A digitally controlled aspirator is provided with a processor that allows the user to select operating conditions including one or more default settings. The processor further includes sensors for sensing operational and environmental conditions and adjusts the operation of the aspirator to reflect the sensed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Leslie H. Sherman, George Beck, Richard Goetzl, Dorian LeCroy
  • Patent number: 11939251
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a cycler including a pump actuator, a heater and a heating pan operable with the heater, and a disposable set operable with the cycler. The heating pan includes a sidewall forming a slot. The disposable set includes a pumping cassette and a heater/mixing container. The pumping cassette includes a pump chamber configured to be actuated by the pump actuator. Additionally, the heater/mixing container is in fluid communication with the pumping cassette and is sized to be received at the heating pan. The heater/mixing container includes a port configured such that when the port is slid into the slot of the heater pan sidewall, the port is prevented from rotating about an axis transverse to a direction of flow through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Jane E. Fitzgerald, Ryan P. Marry, John S. Norman, James D. Ascenzo, Meng-Yang Chen, Anders Wellings, Edward S. Szpara, Olof Jansson
  • Patent number: 11931315
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device and system is operable to fluidly couple a pair of fluid delivery conduits. One embodiment includes a fluid delivery device sized to meet ANSI/AAMI ID54:1996(R) 2005 and not mate with ANSI/HIMA MD70.1 or ISO 594/1 and ISO 594/2 standards for intravenous ports and connectors to prevent accidental intravenous delivery of fluids intended for enteral delivery. The system includes at least one of a locking tab and a stop flange configured to not mate with matching connectors not configured to satisfy the enteral feeding standards and not specifically configured to mate with the fluid delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Claborn Kennard, Augusta Kennard