Patents Examined by Brandy S Lee
  • Patent number: 10413678
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device, comprising a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, a piston rod and an indicator. The piston rod is adapted to be displaced distally with respect to the housing away from a proximal start position and towards a distal end position for delivering a drug. The indicator is adapted for indicating at least two different operation conditions of the assembly, the indicator being moveable with respect to the housing from a first indication position for a first condition of the assembly into a second indication position for a second condition of the assembly. The piston rod and the indicator are configured to mechanically interact for converting movement of the piston rod into movement of the indicator. A first detent is provided which is configured to releasably secure the indicator in the first indication position such that movement into the second indication position is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Warren Terry, Robert Veasey, Matthew Jones, Timothy Giles Claughton
  • Patent number: 10406076
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for an enteral feeding pump system. A method of directing flow for a coil includes drawing fluid from a source and delivering fluid, the coil including input and output check valves to prevent a back flow of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Alcor Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Sacchetti, Ralph Beckman
  • Patent number: 10406286
    Abstract: Methods, system and devices for monitoring a plurality of parameters associated with a closed loop control operation including continuously monitoring a physiological condition and automatic administration of a medication, detecting an impending administration of the medication level exceeding a predetermined threshold level, retrieving one or more signals associated with the monitored physiological condition, determining an accuracy indication of the retrieved one or more signals associated with the monitored physiological condition, and executing the administration of the medication level based on the accuracy indication are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: Gary Hayter
  • Patent number: 10406294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a boot remover (10) for removing a protective needle boot (11) from a drug delivery device (1), wherein the boot remover (10) is substantially sleeve shaped with an internal diameter and a length adapted to receive and substantially cover a needle shield (4), wherein the boot remover (10) is arranged to engage the protective needle boot (11) when attacked to the drug delivery device (1). Furthermore, the invention relates to a drug delivery device (1) comprising a boot remover (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Chris Ward, Gareth Roberts, Graham Wilson, Troy Baker
  • Patent number: 10406274
    Abstract: An accessing assembly for hemodialysis administration, having an intravascular tube assembly, a conduit assembly, first and second catheter sleeve assemblies, and first and second catheter assemblies. The intravascular tube assembly has an intravascular tube, a subcutaneous cuff, a tube end and a ring with a hole. The conduit assembly has first and second conduits having respective conduit threading. The first and second catheter sleeve assemblies have collapsible sidewalls, ends, and joining ends respectively. The collapsible sidewalls define cavities respectively, and couplers are defined within the cavities. The first and second catheter assemblies have catheter sidewalls, inlet/outlet ends, internal ends, and fasteners respectively. The catheter sidewalls have a plurality of holes. The intravascular tube is implanted within a vascular structure. The catheter sidewalls are positioned inside to respective collapsible sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Ramirez
  • Patent number: 10406282
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for a removable syringe micro pump. More specifically, the removable syringe micro pump includes a pump housing having a first end and opposite thereto an attaching end, and at least one sidewall there between, the housing having a base proximate to the first end and, the attaching end having an attacher structured and arranged to temporarily engage a syringe. A volute spring is nested within the housing and attached proximate to the base, the volute spring having a compressed first position wherein coils of the volute spring are concentrically disposed under tension such that an initial height of the volute spring is equivalent to a width of a coil, and an extended second position wherein the release of tension extends the volute spring normally away from the pump housing. The volute spring has a diameter pre-selected to pass within a barrel of the engaged syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Andrew I Sealfon, Siavash Gheshmi
  • Patent number: 10398447
    Abstract: A tourniquet includes an elongate strip and a tube holding member. The elongate strip includes at least one fastening element attached to the elongate strip. The elongate strip is configured for detachable attachment to the at least one fastening element for providing a tourniquet function and/or a catheter securing function. The tube holding member includes at least one cylindrically shaped wall defining a bore for securing a catheter to a limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WAISMED LTD.
    Inventors: Emanuel Keinan, Moshe Ben Mocha
  • Patent number: 10398887
    Abstract: A luer connector including a rigid housing having a first end and a second end. The housing further including a rigid tubular male portion at the first end, a rigid tubular female portion at the second end, and a longitudinal opening therethrough. The male portion is configured to be engageable with a female connector. The female portion is configured to be engageable with a male connector and to prevent the disengagement of the male connector from the female portion. In some embodiments, the female portion is configured to maintain a fixed rotational position when the male connector is being threaded therewith, but to rotate with the male connector once the male connector has become fully engaged with the female portion so as to prevent the male connector from becoming unthreaded from the female portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Jr., George A. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10398883
    Abstract: A combination wound drain and substance-delivery device includes a drain portion and a substance delivery portion. The drain portion and the substance-delivery portion include interior cavities that are separated from one another to prevent fluids and/or materials disposed within the interior cavities from mixing together. Each of the interior cavities includes one or more perforations that allow fluid communication between a wound site and each of the interior cavities. The device further includes a tip coupled to the drain portion that facilitates removal of collected waste from the drain portion. The device may include an attachment mechanism that helps secure the device when placed within a wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Kana, Richard A. Hynes
  • Patent number: 10391232
    Abstract: A cannula ingress system may include a tip stabilization mechanism having a tip stabilization mechanism distal end and a tip stabilization mechanism proximal end, a fixation mechanism, a hypodermic tube having a hypodermic tube distal end and a hypos dermic tube proximal end, and a tip having a tip distal end and a tip proximal end. The tip may be disposed within the hypodermic tube wherein the tip distal end extends from the hypodermic tube distal end. The fixation mechanism may be disposed within a fixation mechanism channel of the tip stabilization mechanism. The tip stabilization mechanism may be disposed over the tip and the hypodermic tube distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Gregg D Scheller, Steven G Scheller, Bradley S Niehoff
  • Patent number: 10376665
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing catheter including an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and defining a passage between the proximal and distal portions, and a plug having a proximal section positioned within the passage in the distal portion of the elongate body to partially occlude the passage, the plug being substantially cylindrical and having a flat parallel to and offset from a longitudinal axis of the plug, the flat defining a gap with the elongate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Katherine A. Herdina, Thomas D. Magnuson
  • Patent number: 10369350
    Abstract: A medical connector is described which is formed by a body having an inlet port, an outlet port through a male luer portion of the body, and a fluid path between the inlet port and the at least one outlet ports. A retractable post extends through the fluid path in the male luer sealing a tip of the male luer thereby closing the fluid path when the connector in not activated. There is a seal between the retractable post and the body that forms a fluid volume within a portion of the cavity. The fluid path passes through the fluid volume. When actuated, the retractable post is forced away from the tip of the male luer, thereby opening the fluid path through the medical connector and decreasing the fluid volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: George Michel Mansour, Matthew Paul Fried
  • Patent number: 10369276
    Abstract: Methods and systems for diluting a dose of a substance to be delivered to a patient and for determining a maximum deliverable dose of the substance and/or a partial fluid volume to be delivered to the patient to provide a desired dose amount are provided. The method includes the step of providing a first substance within a fluid reservoir having an initial unit value. The method also includes diluting the first substance with a second substance to produce the diluted solution. Once the first substance is diluted, a total volume (VTotal) of the diluted solution is measured. A concentration of the diluted solution is then calculated based on the initial unit value and the total volume (VTotal). A fluid delivery system including a fluid reservoir and fluid delivery device, which is configured to perform the method, is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventor: Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Patent number: 10368907
    Abstract: A surgical instrument access port assembly and method of use, the surgical instrument access port a surgical instrument has a needle lumen and a surgical access port. The needle lumen extends in a longitudinal direction and includes a needle tip at a distal end, and a body portion at a proximal end, the body portion having at least one recess or finger. The surgical access port has a cannula defining a hollow cannula shaft, and a tapered hub attached to a proximal end of the cannula. The tapered hub includes at least one inner ring configured to abut against the at least one recess or finger while the surgical instrument is inserted into the cannula of the surgical access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sundaram Ravikumar, Harry Allan Alward, Guy Osborne
  • Patent number: 10363362
    Abstract: We report a method of treating an epileptic seizure in a patient, comprising: detecting said epileptic seizure, based on body data from said patient; and reducing a flow of blood to a brain of said patient in response to said detected seizure; wherein said reducing is effected by: increasing the parasympathetic input to said patient's heart, such as by electrically stimulating a parasympathetic nervous structure, applying cooling energy to a sympathetic nervous structure, or administering a cholinergic or a sympatho-blocking agent to said patient. We also report a medical device system configured to implement the method. We also report a non-transitory computer readable program storage unit encoded with instructions that, when executed by a computer, perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 10363393
    Abstract: There is provided a microcatheter having a proximal solution lumen and a distal tip portion with a guidewire lumen. The microcatheter and methods of use thereof allows for introduction of solution into a vessel while manipulating the guidewire and/or the microcatheter itself. The solution may be a contrast solution, for viewing of the vessel, a therapeutic or diagnostic solution, or any other type of solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: THERMOPEUTIX INC.
    Inventors: Ronald Jay Solar, Yoav Shaked, Glen Lieber
  • Patent number: 10357608
    Abstract: A reloadable auto injector wherein a syringe assembly is movably positioned between a first position in which the needle is accommodated inside a housing and a second position in which the needle protrudes outside the housing. The assembly comprises a syringe, a plunger rod and a plunger rod driver configured to apply a force to the plunger rod to advance the plunger rod in the syringe for delivering at least one dose of medicament. A syringe driver is configured to apply a force to the assembly thereby moving the assembly from the first position to the second position. A reload handle may be connected to the assembly so that user operation of the reload handle retracts the assembly to the first position and simultaneously reload the syringe driver to thereby ready the auto injector for delivering a further dose of medicament. The plunger rod driver is not re-activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Soeren Bechmann, Flemming Madsen, Esben W. Johansen
  • Patent number: 10357635
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device that allows for single-handed insertion of the catheter within the vasculature of the patient is disclosed. The catheter insertion device includes a handle, a needle cannula partially within the handle, a guidewire partially within the handle and the needle cannula, and a first actuator connected to the handle and the guidewire. The first actuator is movable in a proximal direction relative to the handle to cause the guidewire to move in a distal direction away from the handle, and is movable in a distal direction relative to the handle to cause the guidewire to move in a proximal direction towards the handle. The catheter insertion device can also include a needle support that stabilizes the needle cannula during insertion of the needle cannula into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chris Korkuch, Jeffrey P. Kuehn, Drew Pieprzyk
  • Patent number: 10350006
    Abstract: A medical device includes an insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body of a subject and an opening at the distal end. A lumen, which includes a flexible tube which passes longitudinally through the insertion tube so as to communicate with the opening at the distal end of the insertion tube, is secured under tension inside the insertion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Ariel Garcia
  • Patent number: 10350110
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for chemically treating a cataract in the eye of a patient comprising the steps of (a) inserting a dual lumen work tip into the eye and placing it adjacent the cataract tissue; (b) causing the work tip to vibrate so that pieces of the cataract separate or emulsify; (c) moving the work tip into the cataract tissue so as to form a tunnel therein; and (d) injecting into the tunnel a pharmaceutical compound capable of treating cataract tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SURGICAL DESIGN CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Banko