Patents Examined by Brandy S Lee
  • Patent number: 11980726
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that secures a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors. In some implementations, the anchor device can be installed using a technique in which the subcutaneous anchors undergo relatively little or no flexing when being inserted through the skin into the subcutaneous region between the skin and underlying muscle tissue which may be occupied by fatty tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Kyle P. Taylor, Andrew T. Forsberg
  • Patent number: 11980743
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in injectate delivery includes an actuator including a linkage, a force generating mechanism mechanically coupled to the linkage, and a controller coupled to the force generating mechanism. The force generating mechanism includes a passive force generator and an active force generator. In operation and on the basis of a control signal, the controller is configured to control the force generating mechanism to provide an input force to the linkage that is a combination of the first force provided by the passive force generator and a second force provided by the active force generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Portal Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Coats, Robert J. Dyer
  • Patent number: 11980731
    Abstract: Provided is an enema nozzle for an enema device. Said enema nozzle includes an insertion body with a flexible insertion tip. The flexible insertion tip is located at the insertion end of the insertion body, and said tip will flex when it abuts intestinal tissue. This will provide a smoother insertion, which effectively will alleviate the physical discomfort and pain that a patient may expire during insertion of an enema nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Qufora A/S
    Inventors: Thit Rose Hagen, Henrik Bork Bjerregaard, Ole Hougaard, Lars Monroy
  • Patent number: 11980753
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catheter for assisting recovery from dysphagia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Phagenesis Limited
    Inventors: Conor Mulrooney, Veronika Matei-Rascu
  • Patent number: 11980727
    Abstract: A needle protection device may include a hub, a housing disposed within the lumen of the hub, and a needle. The housing may include a tubular portion, which may include two arms coupled thereto. Each of the arms may include a first end coupled to the tubular portion, a second end disposed within the tubular portion, and a bent portion therebetween. The second end of the first arm and the second end of the second arm may form a duckbill valve. A needle may extend through the housing. Withdrawing a sharp distal tip of the needle in a proximal direction beyond the second end of each of the arms may close the duckbill valve and facilitate removal of the housing from the hub. Shielding the sharp distal tip of the needle in this manner may prevent blood spatter and exposure to blood and blood-borne pathogens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Marty Stout, Austin McKinnon
  • Patent number: 11969572
    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, an open cell foam structure disposed within the cavity and a closed cell foam structure disposed against the open cell foam structure, the closed cell foam structure having an interference fit between the closed cell foam structure and the inner surface of the housing. The closed cell foam structure may have a polygonal or star shape, wherein fluid can flow through a gap formed between the closed cell foam structure and the inner surface of the cavity. The open cell foam structure may be impregnated with disinfectant, whereby compression of the open cell foam structure causes excretion of the disinfectant upon insertion of a luer connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Amir Harandi, Jiayu Liu
  • Patent number: 11964094
    Abstract: Disclosed is an irrigation system. The irrigation system includes a manual pump. The manual pump can provide pressurized liquid through a tube at an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventor: Jie Wen
  • Patent number: 11944746
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus comprises a first piston body, a second piston body, a fluid delivery pipe, and a sealing element. The first piston body has a first through hole, a first connecting portion, an accommodation space and a buffer space. The second piston body has a second through hole and a second connecting portion disposed inside the accommodation space. The fluid delivery pipe is accommodated in the first through hole and the second through hole, and movable between a first position and a second position. The sealing element encircles the fluid delivery pipe. When the fluid delivery pipe is at the first position, the sealing element is accommodated in the accommodation space. When the fluid delivery pipe is at the second position, a first part of the sealing element is accommodated in the accommodation space, and a second part of the sealing element is accommodated in the buffer space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: MICROBASE TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Chiu-Ju Shen, Po Chuan Chen, Jo Ling Wu
  • Patent number: 11938214
    Abstract: A benefit agent delivery system whereby benefit agents can be delivered on demand and/or a variety of different benefit agents at different concentrations can be delivered from the same system. The benefit agent delivery system includes a microcell layer comprising a plurality of microcells, wherein the microcells are filled with a carrier and a benefit agent. The microcells include an opening, wherein the opening is spanned by a sealing layer comprising a polymer and metallic material. Application of an electric field across the microcell layer and the sealing layer results in the migration of the metallic material from the sealing layer and the creation of a porous sealing layer, allowing the benefit agent to be released from the benefit agent delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 11938293
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a self-retaining enema nozzle (1,1?,1?,1??) and an enema system (34) comprising said enema nozzle. The enema nozzle (1,1?,1?,1??) comprises a catheter (2) provided with a retention member (3) arranged for being placed in a compact form during insertion in a body cavity and for being placed in an expanded form for retaining the enema nozzle in said body cavity, and wherein the enema nozzle (1,1?,1?,1??) further comprises a restriction unit (4) arranged for placing the retention member (3) in its compact form. Since the restriction unit (4) holds, e.g. keeps, places and/or maintains the retention member (3) in the compact form both before and during insertion, any discomfort and/or harm that may be experienced using the conventional enema nozzles/devices is effectively prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Qufora A/S
    Inventors: Thit Rose Hagen, Henrik Bork Bjerregaard, Ole Hougaard, Lars Monroy
  • Patent number: 11938215
    Abstract: A benefit agent delivery system whereby benefit agents can be delivered on demand and/or a variety of different benefit agents at different concentrations can be delivered from the same system. The benefit agent delivery system includes a microcell layer comprising a plurality of microcells, wherein the microcells are filled with a carrier and a benefit agent. The microcells include an opening, wherein the opening is spanned by a sealing layer comprising a polymer and metallic material. Application of an electric field across the microcell layer and the sealing layer results in the migration of the metallic material from the sealing layer and the creation of a porous sealing layer, allowing the benefit agent to be released from the benefit agent delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: E INK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 11937879
    Abstract: A system for implanting surgical material in a patient's body is disclosed. The system comprises a two-dimensional (2D) laser cutter network comprising a 2D laser cutter and a processor. The processor is configured to perform the steps of capturing an image of an open area of a patient's body and processing a drug implant substrate to create a customized drug implant substrate. The customized drug implant may be created based on the captured image to correspond with the open area of the patient's body. The drug implant substrate is shaped using the 2D laser cutter. The processor is further configured to perform the steps of placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area of the patient's body and sealing the open area after placing the customized drug implant substrate in the open area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: IX INNOVATION LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Roh, Justin Esterberg, John Cronin, Seth Cronin, Michael J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11931291
    Abstract: A first sponge device for use to manipulate and prepare the surface of the epithelium of an eye prior to application of an ophthalmic solution has a handle and a sponge head secured to the handle. The head is made of an absorbent, wicking sponge material and has a non-sharp, tissue preparation surface of predetermined shape for rubbing across the surface of the epithelium layer in order to manipulate the tissue. After the surface is prepared, a second, holding sponge is placed over the eye to act as a reservoir and to hold ophthalmic solution against the eye surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: EPION THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Roy S. Rubinfeld, Wayne Korteweg
  • Patent number: 11918797
    Abstract: A syringe body for a syringe for injecting a highly viscous medium has a hollow cylindrical configuration, forms a chamber configured to receive the highly viscous medium, and includes: a distal end portion; a proximal end portion having an opening through which a piston rod arrangement is insertable into the chamber; and a Luer lock connector formed at the distal end portion, the Luer lock connector having an outer cone with a further opening configured to dispense the highly viscous medium and a sleeve-shaped portion with an inner thread. The syringe body has a minimum NPO resistance of over 90 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Raymond Moser, Tom van Ginneken, Sebastian Brechler
  • Patent number: 11918796
    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: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Jayeon Kim, Christopher Lee
  • Patent number: 11918767
    Abstract: Rapidly insertable central catheters (“RICCs”) including catheter assemblies and methods thereof are disclosed. A RICC assembly can include a RICC, an introducer, and a coupling system configured to couple the RICC and the introducer together. A catheter tube of the RICC includes a side aperture in a distal-end portion of the catheter tube, which opens into an introducing lumen extending from the side aperture to a distal end of the RICC. The introducer includes a syringe and an introducer needle having a cannula. The coupling system includes a distal coupler slidably attached to the catheter tube proximal of the side aperture. The cannula extends through a longitudinal through hole of the distal coupler, through the side aperture of the catheter tube, along the introducing lumen of the catheter tube, and through the distal end of the RICC when the RICC assembly is in at least a ready-to-deploy state thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Jason R. Stats, Huy Ngoc Tran
  • Patent number: 11911591
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for a drug delivery device includes a flexible bag to accommodate a liquid medicament and having an opening adjacent to a sidewall, a socket having a fluid channel in fluid communication with a cartridge fluid coupling, and a housing covering at least a portion of the flexible bag and having a receptacle to receive the socket with the flexible bag. The socket extends into the opening of the flexible bag. The flexible bag's sidewall is fixed between the socket and the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai
  • Patent number: 11911570
    Abstract: An anchor system for securing a catheter to a patient may include an anchor pad, which may include a lower surface, an upper surface, and a window extending through the anchor pad. The lower surface may include an adhesive layer to adhere the anchor pad to skin of the patient. The upper surface may include a catheter securement mechanism. The window may provide access to the skin of the patient for application of a topical skin adhesive at a catheter insertion site disposed within the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 11904112
    Abstract: A catheter mounting arrangement including a main housing unit configurable to be fastenable around a catheter that has been inserted into a fluid cavity within a patient. The main housing unit includes a slot that defines a longitudinal opening through which an uninserted section of tubing of the inserted catheter is passable there through. The main housing unit and inserted catheter includes an engagement arrangement so that once the uninserted section of the tubing of the inserted catheter has passed through the slot there is a fixed vertical support of the catheter within the main housing unit so that the uninserted section of tubing of the inserted catheter remains substantially upright and/or substantially free of kinks or bends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: P6 Medical Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Shannon Merryl Jane Walter-Engelsma
  • Patent number: 11904149
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a syringe or other medical administering device includes an outer sleeve having an access opening and a tip cap removably disposed therein. The tip cap includes a flow restrictor structured for removable, flow restricting connection to the syringe. An indicator member is removably connected within the outer sleeve, in interruptive relation to passage of the tip cap through the access opening. A retaining structure is fixedly connected to the flow restrictor and movable therewith relative to the indicator member. The retaining structure and flow restrictor are collectively structured for retaining engagement of the tip cap with the indicator member, as the tip and indicator member are concurrently removed from the outer sleeve and as the tip cap is disconnected from the flow restricting connection with the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Jonathan Vitello, Peter Lehel