Patents Examined by Bradley J Osinski
  • Patent number: 11872372
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method includes obtaining measurement data indicative of a physiological condition measured by a sensing arrangement located at a site on a body, determining a lag associated with the sensing arrangement based on a relationship between the measurement data and reference data, and identifying, based on the lag, the site at which the sensing arrangement is located from a plurality of sites on the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Neha J. Parikh, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Benyamin Grosman, Anirban Roy, Di Wu
  • Patent number: 11865312
    Abstract: Described is a dose tracking mechanism for a drug delivery device, including a moveable component configured to move with respect to a housing during operation of the drug delivery device and an RFID device with an electric circuit having a resonance frequency. The electric circuit includes an antenna configured to transmit a wireless RFID signal at the resonance frequency and an electrical component operatively coupled to the moveable component and configured to modify the resonance frequency based on a position of the moveable component, such that the resonance frequency of the electric circuit is an indication of the position of the moveable component. In some instances, the position of the moveable component indicates a dose set or dispensed from the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Markus Ploch, Maurice Toporek
  • Patent number: 11865323
    Abstract: A fluid injection system and a fluid verification system for confirming that a syringe, containing a fluid for injection, is fully filled with fluid and neither has free space (i.e., air) near the distal end thereof when the syringe is provided in an upright position nor contains air bubbles. Imaging processing techniques and systems are also provided to determine various injection parameters and to verify the type and certain properties of fluid that is present within a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Cowan, Michael Spohn, Michael McDermott
  • Patent number: 11865319
    Abstract: A pre-Tillable or prefilled container for at least one of storage or application of a fluid includes: a receptacle having a chamber for accommodation of the fluid; a cannula assembly including a cannula and a sealing element, the cannula having an outside channel opening, the cannula assembly being attachable to the receptacle; and a closure cap including a sealing. The channel opening of the cannula protrudes into the sealing of the closure cap thus sealing the channel opening. Due to at least one of a radial compression or an axial compression of the sealing element, as well as due to sealing of the channel opening by the closure cap, the chamber is sealed in a fluid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Schott Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Tom Van Ginneken
  • Patent number: 11857753
    Abstract: A disinfection tip is described for disinfecting a threaded connector of a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11850404
    Abstract: A manually actuated drug-injecting device is configured such that the grip strength of the entire hand (i.e., majority of fingers closing toward the palm or heel of the hand) is employed to discharge medication through a hypodermic needle and into a patient's body. The device is well suited for delivering medications with high viscosity and/or by patients (e.g., elderly patients) with reduced finger strength and dexterity. The device includes a grip member, a push member (which causes the medication to be injected), and a force-transfer mechanism that couples the grip member to the push member. Suitably, the device is configured to be held transverse to the palm of the medication-administering hand, with a discharge port located by the outer, blade edge of the administering hand, when the device is being gripped to administer medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Peter A. Basile, Henry J. Mack, Jr., Oliver Sha, Stephen G. Miggels
  • Patent number: 11844910
    Abstract: A deflectable catheter shaft section is disclosed comprising an elongated body extending along a longitudinal axis with a distal end and a proximal end. First and second pull wires can extend along the elongated body and can have a proximal end and a distal end. First and second pull wire liners can be disposed over a portion of one of the first and second pull wires, respectively. Each of the first and second pull wires can have a proximal end and a distal end. A first gap can exist between the proximal end of the first pull wire liner and the proximal end of the elongated body and a second gap can exist between the proximal end of the second pull wire liner and the proximal end of the elongated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary L. Helgeson, Troy T. Tegg, Alexander C. Houck, Xuan Y. Khieu, Salome A. Gonzalez, Somally Mom, John Her
  • Patent number: 11833334
    Abstract: A glass syringe barrel is provided that has an at least partially conically shaped upper portion and a longitudinal axis. The glass syringe barrel has a top end through which a liquid can be ejected and a bottom end into which a plunger stopper can be pushed. The glass syringe barrel includes, in a direction from the top end to the bottom end, a cone, a shoulder region, and a body region. The shoulder region has and outer contour that has a concave and substantially circular arc-shaped area ci with an outer radius r1. The outer contour of the glass syringe barrel in the shoulder region is defined by a certain value for r1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SCHOTT PHARMA AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Roman Oberhansli, Ivo Andreoli, Martha Strassmann, Andreas Langsdorf, Peter Thomas
  • Patent number: 11826070
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing an intravascular device having a distal portion with a side port, inserting the device into the vascular lumen, positioning the distal portion in the vascular wall, directing the distal portion within the vascular wall such that the distal portion moves at least partially laterally, and directing the side port towards the vascular lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Robert E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 11826552
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an activating mechanism for a medicament delivery device, wherein the activating mechanism includes a cartridge containing a dosage of a medicament, a cartridge carrier holding the cartridge and comprising a distal carrier section, a hollow injection needle arranged within a distal end of the cartridge carrier comprising an inner needle section targeted inside the cartridge carrier, whereby the inner needle section is spaced from the cartridge in a distal direction (D) when the medicament delivery device is in an initial position (P1), a removable needle cap to cover and seal an outer needle section of the injection needle that is targeted outside the cartridge carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 11826525
    Abstract: A catheter securement device includes a body having a generally curved channel configured to receive a central venous catheter and reposition it in a different direction than the direction of the catheter as it exits the skin of the patient. The securement device includes a cover that slidably connects to the securement device body to prevent the catheter from being pulled out of the curved channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Branden D. Rosenhan
  • Patent number: 11819664
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to a mixing nozzle (12) for mixing at least two liquid compositions such as a first liquid composition and a second liquid composition. The mixing nozzle (10) is configured to be coupled to a body (11) of a multi-component application device (10), in particular to a body (11) of a two-component syringe assembly, for injection of a liquid composition, which body (11) is configured to separately store said at least two solutions. The present invention further relates to a multi-component application device (10) comprising said mixing nozzle (12) and to a kit comprising said mixing nozzle (12) or said application device (10). Furthermore, the present invention relates to a method using said application device or said kit, for example for replacing or filling a biological tissue or increasing the volume of a biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: MERZ PHARMA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Franck Villain, Uwe Wortmann, Norbert Kaspers, Johannes Egger, Thomas Sowden Reinhold, Guido Popp, Michael Kunz, Jonathan Mason
  • Patent number: 11806498
    Abstract: A coupling system is disclosed for connecting a tube set to a trocar that includes a multi-lumen trocar having a housing that has a connector extending outwardly from the housing, the connector having a plurality of coaxial flow passages defined therein by a plurality of concentric annular walls, a multi-lumen tube set including a plurality of tubes arranged in a parallel relationship, a coupling including a generally cylindrical body having a first end portion adapted and configured to selectively mate with the coaxial flow passages of the connector of the trocar and a second end portion adapted and configured for attachment to the parallel tubes of the tube set, and a latch assembly operatively associated with the cylindrical body of the coupling for selectively engaging the connector of the trocar housing when the coupling mates with the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Earl M. Zergiebel, Michael J. Augelli, Kenneth Blier
  • Patent number: 11806515
    Abstract: A system for measuring injection of a liquid medicine 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 a stopper member disposed in the syringe interior. The system further includes a plunger member coupled to the stopper member and configured to be manipulated to insert the stopper member distally in the syringe interior relative to the syringe body. Moreover, the system includes a needle coupled to the syringe body at the distal end thereof. In addition, the system includes a sensor flange removably coupled to a syringe body. The sensor flange includes a sensor to measure an injection characteristic and a processor to analyze the injection characteristic to determine an occurrence of an injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Credence MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen H. Diaz, Alan E. Shluzas, John F. Shanley, Jeff Tillack, John Merhige, Frank Litvack, Dan Thayer
  • Patent number: 11801348
    Abstract: A glass syringe barrel is provided that has an at least partially conically shaped upper portion and a longitudinal axis. The glass syringe barrel has a top end through which a liquid can be ejected and a bottom end into which a plunger stopper can be pushed. The glass syringe barrel includes, in a direction from the top end to the bottom end, a cone, a shoulder region, and a body region. The shoulder region has and outer contour that has a concave and substantially circular arc-shaped area c1 with an outer radius r1. The outer contour of the glass syringe barrel in the shoulder region is defined by a certain minimum value the radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignees: SCHOTT PHARMA AG & CO. KGAA, SCHOTT PHARMA SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Roman Oberhänsli, Ivo Andreoli, Martha Strassmann, Andreas Langsdorf, Peter Thomas
  • Patent number: 11801347
    Abstract: A cartridge carrier assembly for a medicament delivery device comprises a cartridge carrier adapted to receive a cartridge defining a cavity containing a dose of a medicament, a needle hub being part of the cartridge carrier or coupled to the cartridge carrier such that the needle hub is fixed relative to the cartridge carrier, the needle hub adapted to receive a distal end or part of the cartridge, an injection needle having a tipped proximal needle section adapted to pierce a sealing element distally arranged on the cartridge, and a removable needle cap attachable to a distal end of the cartridge carrier. The needle hub comprises a cartridge retention feature adapted to abut the cartridge or a part thereof to limit axial movement of the cartridge in the distal direction such that the proximal needle section is spaced from the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 11803367
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for monitoring the status of an ambulatory medical device and the health condition of a subject that receives therapy from the ambulatory medical device. The ambulatory medical device can have a touchscreen display user interface to receive input signals from a user and display alarm conditions associated with the status of an ambulatory medical device or health condition of a subject. The disclosed methods and systems can determine whether status information received from a monitoring system interface satisfies an alarm condition for the ambulatory medicament device or for the subject. If the status information satisfies an alarm condition, the touchscreen user interface can display one or more alarm status indicators corresponding to the alarm condition. The user can activate a therapy change interface on the touchscreen display and modify a control parameter of the ambulatory medical device that controls the therapy delivery to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Beta Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Rosinko, Edward R. Damiano, David Chi-Wai Lim, Firas H. El-Khatib, Justin P. Brown, Bryan Dale Knodel, Himanshu Patel
  • Patent number: 11794018
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for treating arrhythmias using an implantable medical device. An implantable medical device that is adapted for implantation wholly within a heart chamber of the heart of a patient may include a reservoir containing one or more therapeutically useful doses of a drug for treating an arrhythmia. The implantable medical device may include processing circuitry configured to detect an occurrence of the arrhythmia in the heart of the patient. The implantable medical device may include a valve operable to be opened in response to detecting the occurrence of the arrhythmia in the heart of the patient to release a therapeutically useful dose of the drug into the heart of the patient to treat arrhythmia of the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Brad C. Tischendorf
  • Patent number: 11779361
    Abstract: Devices and methods for the treatment of chronic total occlusions are provided. One disclosed embodiment comprises a method of facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The method includes providing a first intravascular device having a distal portion with a concave side, inserting the first device into the vascular lumen, positioning the distal portion in the vascular wall, and orienting the concave side of the distal portion toward the vascular lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Chad J. Kugler, Matthew J. Olson, Robert E. Atkinson
  • Patent number: 11779747
    Abstract: A system for closed transfer of fluids includes a syringe adapter including a cannula having a first end and a second end with the second end positioned within the housing, and a seal arrangement positioned within the housing and movable within the housing with the seal arrangement including a membrane. The system including a second component including a membrane and a locking mechanism. The second component configured to be received by the syringe adapter such that the membrane of the seal arrangement engages the membrane of the second component. The locking mechanism including a biasing member and an engagement member positioned on the biasing member, with the engagement member configured to engage a portion of the housing of the syringe adapter to secure the second component to the syringe adapter when the second component is received by the syringe adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Laurie Sanders