Patents Examined by Brandy S Lee
  • Patent number: 11141525
    Abstract: The present application discloses an ear-cover structure and an ear irrigation device. The ear-cover structure includes a cover configured with a containing space with an opening configured at a side of the containing space, a liquid collecting portion extending outwards from the bottom of the cover, and an injection port configured on the cover and communicating with the containing space. The medium collected in the containing space flows through the liquid collecting portion and is discharged from a leakage port to the external environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Ningbo Albert Novosino Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonggui Zhang, Haibo Hu
  • Patent number: 11135398
    Abstract: A rigidizing device includes an elongate flexible tube, a braid layer positioned over the elongate flexible tube, an outer layer over the flexible tube and the braid layer, and an inlet between the elongate flexible tube and the outer layer and configured to attach to a source of vacuum or pressure. The braid layer has a plurality of strands braided together at a braid angle of 5-40 degrees relative to a longitudinal axis of the elongate flexible tube when the elongate flexible tube is straight. The rigidizing device is configured to have a rigid configuration when vacuum or pressure is applied through the inlet and a flexible configuration when vacuum or pressure is not applied through the inlet. The braid angle is configured to change as the rigidizing device bends when the rigidizing device is in the flexible configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Neptune Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Q. Tilson, Stephen J. Morris, Garrett J. Gomes, Adam S. Wigginton, Mark C. Scheeff, Charles S. Love
  • Patent number: 11135417
    Abstract: A medical valve which is able to more reliably support an outer peripheral part of an elastic valve body with respect to a housing, and prevent a problem of the elastic valve body becoming dislodged inward. A medical valve includes an elastic valve body with annular grooves formed thereon and a tubular support part formed at an outer peripheral side of an annular joining part positioned between the annular grooves. Inside and outside holding parts engage the annular grooves provided to the valve inside and outside surfaces of the annular joining part. The outside holding part and inside holding part are provided to an opening member, and with the tubular support part, a part projecting inward in an axial direction is sandwiched and supported between the inside holding part and outside holding part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Yoshioka, Hiroyuki Nakagami, Shingo Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11116944
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intravenous catheter apparatus comprising: a catheter hub (12) arranged at a proximal end of a catheter tube (10), the catheter hub (12) having an inner surface (14) defining a chamber (16); a needle (20) defining an axial direction and having a needle tip (24), the needle (20) extending through the chamber (16) and the catheter tube (10) when in a ready position; a needle guard (32) slidably arranged on the needle (20) and at least partially received in the chamber (16) when the needle (20) is in the ready position, the needle guard (32) including a base portion (34) and first and second arms (36, 38) extending from the base portion (34), wherein the first arm (36) is deflected radially outwards by the needle (20) against a restoring force when the needle (20) is in the ready position whereby the needle guard (32) is brought into retaining contact with the catheter hub (12); and wherein the catheter apparatus includes a valve which separates a distal space arranged in distal direc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: POLY MEDICURE LIMITED
    Inventor: Rishi Baid
  • Patent number: 11116953
    Abstract: A device for inserting needles of a microneedle patch into a skin includes a housing. The housing includes a support portion for supporting a microneedle patch, a pressure-receiving portion to which the user applies a force to press the microneedle patch against the skin, and a plurality of leg portions each having at its one end a connecting portion connected to the pressure-receiving portion and having at its other end a tip portion coming into contact with the skin. The housing is designed to deform when a force is applied to the pressure-receiving portion, to cause a tension in a portion of the skin facing the support portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: MEDRX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsunori Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Hamamoto
  • Patent number: 11116889
    Abstract: A container for holding a liquid, in particular an infusion liquid or irrigating liquid, comprising a liquid phase containing the liquid and a gas phase, wherein, in the operating position, a liquid opening is formed in the lower region of the container and wherein the container has a gas opening. The gas opening is formed by a gas pipe which is inseparably connected to the container and has a first gas pipe end and a second gas pipe end. The first gas pipe end extends into the gas phase of the container and is provided with a closure. The second gas pipe end leads to the outside of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FRITZ RUCK OPHTHALMOLOGISCHE SYSTEME GMBH
    Inventor: Manfred Klomp
  • Patent number: 11116956
    Abstract: A needle disk roller apparatus having a built-in pump, includes: a drug container (11) filled with a drug and having a built-in pump assembly (10); and a roller head (14) being able to interwork with the pump assembly (10), supplied with the drug by up-down pressing, configured to form holes in the skin using a plurality of needle disks (21) so that the drug penetrates into the skin, and having a drug base (16) that prevents the drug supplied from the pump assembly (10) from flowing down, and accumulates a predetermined amount of the drug inside an arcuate bottom (28) so that the drug is appropriately supplied to the needle disks 21 when the needle disks 21 are rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Yongkyun Chung
  • Patent number: 11110259
    Abstract: Applicators for a microprojection array and methods of using the applicators are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Le, Doug Bourne, Ashutosh Shastry, Robert Wade Worsham, Parminder Singh
  • Patent number: 11103649
    Abstract: The disclosure further relates to an autoinjector and a method of assembling the autoinjector. A syringe carrier is disclosed comprising a housing adapted to receive a syringe. They syringe includes a needle encapsulated by a removable protective needle sheath. The syringe carrier further includes two or more flexible arms protruding outwards in a relaxed state and adapted to couple with the syringe in a mounted position. In the mounted position, the flexible arms deflect radially inwards due, in part, to an axial force operating on the syringe carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Carsten Mosebach
  • Patent number: 11103653
    Abstract: A device for inserting a blunt-tip cannula under the skin of a patient with a view to injecting a biocompatible product, including a central body equipped with a groove that extends along a sagittal plane while having a sharp distal tip projecting from a distal end of the body in order to pierce the skin, the groove being arranged to allow the cannula to slide along same beyond the distal tip towards at least one area to be treated located under the skin, the central body being provided with two lateral gripping arms that extend symmetrically on either side of the sagittal plane in a transverse direction that forms, with the sagittal plane, an angle (?) of between 30° and 85°, each gripping arm further having a finger grip surface that has a front central portion located at a distance between 8 mm and 30 mm from the distal end of the central body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: SOFT MEDICAL AESTHETICS
    Inventors: Sandrine Sebban, Jean Yves Corbin, Maxime Vaupres, Mathias D′Estais, Isabelle Jeanson
  • Patent number: 11103639
    Abstract: A syringe including a first hollow cylinder including a first end, a second end and a first inner diameter; a second hollow cylinder including a first end, a second end and a second inner diameter, wherein the second end of the second hollow cylinder is fixed with respect to the first end of the second hollow cylinder; a tube including a first end having the first inner diameter and a second end having the second inner diameter, wherein the tube is configured to connect the first hollow cylinder at the second end of the first hollow cylinder and the second hollow cylinder at the first end of the second hollow cylinder; and a piston configured to slide within the first hollow cylinder, the tube and the second hollow cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaodi Chen, Xinyi Cai
  • Patent number: 11097058
    Abstract: Improved apparatus for use with medication in fluid form, which is particularly beneficial for medications having a relatively high viscosity. The disclosed syringe adapter has an opening that is relatively large, as compared to a conventional needle, and thus affixing the disclosed syringe adapter to a syringe improves syringeability of higher-viscosity medications. When the disclosed syringe adapter is affixed to a pistol-grip or tab-handled syringe, the medication withdrawn into the pistol-grip syringe can be more easily administered from the syringe barrel. In some embodiments, the syringe adapter will be replaced with a needle prior to injecting the medication, while in some other embodiments, the needle is affixed to the in-place syringe adapter for the injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: James T. Doubet, Paul D. Doubet
  • Patent number: 11090442
    Abstract: A syringe cap is configured to be removably attached to a barrel to seal a needle hole in a puncture needle held by a barrel tip portion of the barrel, and comprises a first member that is configured to be pierced with the puncture needle and that comprises an elastic material having a Young's modulus in the range of 1 to 10 MPa; and a second member that comprises an elastic hollow body having a Young's modulus in the range of 1 to 10 MPa and that is configured form a closed space between the first member and the barrel. A vapor permeability of a material from which the first member is formed is lower than a vapor permeability of a material from which the second member is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okihara
  • Patent number: 11090429
    Abstract: Cannula for fluid perfusion comprising a tubular body extending from a proximal portion to a distal portion thereof, the tubular body being provided with an internal cavity defining a first opening in the distal portion allowing a fluid to exit the cavity in a first direction, the tubular body comprising a connection portion lying between the proximal and distal portions, the connection portion being designed to be inserted into a blood vessel by the distal portion. The cannula furthermore comprises a duct extending from a first end to a second end thereof, the second end being provided with an auxiliary opening placed at the connection portion so as to allow a fluid to exit the duct in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Colli, Paolo Peruzzo
  • Patent number: 11083845
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices and methods for neutralizing an acidic anesthesia solution. An anesthesia neutralization device includes an outer housing and an inner housing. The inner housing holds a buffer carpule and an anesthetic carpule in a side by side arrangement, with the buffer solution maintained under pressure prior to deployment. A curved transfer needle is coupled to the outer housing and includes ends that both point respectively toward the buffer carpule and anesthetic carpule. The device is actuated by moving the inner housing relative to the outer housing to bring the anesthesia carpule and buffer carpule into contact with the transfer needle and to force buffer solution through the transfer needle and into the anesthesia carpule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DEVICE AND APPARATUS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Shaun Johnson, Trevor K Hanson, Paul Witherspoon Scott, IV
  • Patent number: 11077248
    Abstract: An infusion pump having one or more magnetic pressure sensors for detecting tubing occlusions is provided with at least one corresponding secondary Hall effect sensor arranged to detect an ambient magnetic field influencing pressure measurements so that corrective action may be taken to mitigate the effects of the ambient magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Zevex, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Juretich, Michael K. Elwood, Daniel Szczotka
  • Patent number: 11065387
    Abstract: An activation mechanism for a medicament delivery device is provided having a housing elongated along a generally longitudinal axis, a spring-biased drive member, a locking unit, movable from a locked position, preventing longitudinal movement of said drive member, to an unlocked position, a first activation member movable relative to the housing; a second activation member movable relative to the housing, and wherein the locking unit comprises a key member, movable relative to the locking unit, wherein the first activation member and the second activation member are configured to move the locking unit from the locked position to the unlocked position, wherein upon actuation, the first activation member and the second activation member cooperate in interacting with the key member to move the key member to the cooperating position and to move the locking unit from the locked position to the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: John Laiosa
  • Patent number: 11065407
    Abstract: Resuscitation apparatuses and methods for assisted ventilation are described herein. The apparatuses may include functional elements that allow the manual delivery of a prescribed volume to an adult or an infant lung. Furthermore, the apparatuses may inform and assure an emergency worker that an appropriate volume is being delivered and therefore lessen the possibility of barotrauma from over-delivery, or ventilatory distress from under-delivery. In some embodiments, the apparatuses include biomechanical and ergonomic functional elements that allow an adult hand to hold it in place during operation, while at the same time, allowing the user to actuate the apparatus to deliver only the necessary amount of volume suitable for an infant lung. In other embodiments, a volume-controlled design is applied to pediatric and adult resuscitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SOLENO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Constantine Andrew Gillespie, Otho Newman Boone, Pedro E. De La Serna, Anthony D. Wondka
  • Patent number: 11065019
    Abstract: Described are methods, systems, devices for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature. A catheter advancement device includes a flexible elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a single lumen extending therebetween. The flexible elongate body has a proximal segment, an intermediate segment, and a tip segment. The proximal segment includes a hypotube coated with a polymer. The intermediate segment includes an unreinforced polymer having a durometer of no more than 72 D. The tip segment is formed of a polymer different from the intermediate segment and has a durometer of no more than about 35 D and a length of at least 5 cm. The tip segment has a tapered portion that tapers distally from a first outer diameter to a second outer diameter over a length of between 1 and 3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11065383
    Abstract: A connector provided with a housing which defines an insertion section into which a male connector is inserted from the outside and a flow path communicating with the insertion section and an elastic valve body which has a slit and blocks the insertion section. The housing includes a tip receiving section formed on an inner wall defining the flow path, the tip receiving section receiving a tip of the male connector inserted through the slit of the elastic valve body. The tip receiving section is formed on only a part of the inner wall in a cross section that is perpendicular to an insertion direction of the male connector and includes at least a part of the tip receiving section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Ueda