Patents Examined by Courtney B Fredrickson
  • Patent number: 11554199
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an assembling-facilitated breast pump, including, a main body, a milk flowing member and a breast cover; the main body includes a suction assembly and a milk storage container; the suction assembly is detachably connected to the milk storage container a negative pressure tank is arranged in the milk storage container; the suction assembly is communicated to the negative pressure tank; the entire main body is hemispherical; the milk flowing member is hermetically plugged, into the negative pressure tank; one end of the milk flowing member is provided with an opening; a side of the milk flowing member close to the opening is provided with a milk outlet; the milk outlet is used for being communicated to an accommodating cavity of the milk storage container; and a narrow end of the breast cover is hermetically plugged to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Wanyuan Chen
  • Patent number: 11554198
    Abstract: An integrated breast pump includes a housing, a triple valve integrated with the housing, a breast adapter, a negative pressure generation device, a negative pressure transmission element and an one-way valve. The triple valve includes a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet and a negative pressure port. The breast adapter includes a liquid guiding outlet and is detachably connected with housing. The liquid guiding outlet communicates with the liquid inlet. The negative pressure generation device includes a pumping port and is configured for providing negative pressure periodically. The negative pressure generation device is detachably connected with housing, and the pumping port is disposed towards the negative pressure port. The negative pressure transmission element is disposed in the negative pressure port and communicates with the pumping port. The negative pressure transmission element is configured for generating deformation periodically according to the negative pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Silin Pan
  • Patent number: 11547837
    Abstract: A double-balloon catheter device for gastrointestinal anastomosis. The double-balloon catheter device for gastrointestinal anastomosis includes a liquid injection assembly, a double-balloon assembly, and a supporting device (15) connecting the liquid injection assembly and the double-balloon assembly. The liquid injection assembly includes a first balloon liquid injection connection port (2), a guide wire connection port (3), and a second balloon liquid injection connection port (4). The double-balloon assembly includes a double-balloon catheter device (5), and includes a first balloon (6) and a second balloon (7) that can expand-and that are respectively disposed on the two ends of the double-balloon catheter device (5). The double-balloon catheter device (5) is provided with a first balloon liquid injection channel (51), a guide wire channel (52), and a second balloon liquid injection channel (53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Xiaoping Zou, Lei Wang, Jianyu Wei, Zhenghua Shen, Jialing Sun, Changqing Li
  • Patent number: 11541156
    Abstract: A breast pump assembly is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventor: Hyo Soon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11534556
    Abstract: Shown is a simple, reliable manner of monitoring a process of expelling a variable dose of medicament from an injection device by analyzing mechanical feedback of the injection device with reduced requirements on signal data memory space and processing power. Specific measurand and mechanical user feedback sensor configurations enable sensor signal data from which individual dosage units of expelled drug are identifiable at moderate sampling rates. Preferred configurations include a force sensor adapted to measure an axial force component as applied to the device by a user pressing a proximal injection button, and a direction sensor adapted to measure an azimuth angle of an orientation of the device. The specific measurands, or process quantities observed, relate to feedback means of the device including a resilient element that produces a number of successive mechanical feedback events proportionate to a dose or quantity of drug expelled from a medicament reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Ursina Streit, Leos Urbanek, Michael Gentz, Jonas Rihs
  • Patent number: 11524127
    Abstract: A system for delivery of gas to a tissue, comprises: a first container containing the gas, an applicator having a distal end arranged to deliver the gas to the tissue, a second container containing a purging gas, and; and a flow control system for controlling flow of gas. The system also comprises a three-port valve having a first port for receiving the gas from the first container, a second port for receiving the purging gas from the second container, and a third port in fluid communication with the applicator. The valve is switchable between a first state at which the first port fluidly connects to the third port, and a second state at which the second port fluidly connects to the third port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Beyond Air, Inc.
    Inventors: Hila Confino, Steven A. Lisi, Rinat Kalaora, Amir Avniel, Matan Goldshtein, Shay Yarkoni
  • Patent number: 11524138
    Abstract: Catheter and catheter assemblies for extracorporeal circulation of body fluids, such as blood, are described. A catheter includes a septum that divides an internal lumen into fluidicly isolated drainage and infusion lumens. The infusion lumen extends along only a portion of the axial length of the catheter and terminates at an infusion opening defined by the circumferential wall of the elongate member of the catheter. The drainage lumen extends the full axial length of the catheter and is laterally accessible via first and second sets of drainage openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Michigan Critical Care Consultants, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Jonkman
  • Patent number: 11510983
    Abstract: A method and an system for vaccinating a mammalian subject. The method includes the steps of: arranging a source of electromagnetic radiation proximate to a target zone of skin of the mammalian subject; controlling the source of electromagnetic radiation to deliver a dose of electromagnetic radiation to the target zone determined to create one or more thermally-denatured zones in the target zone; and intradermally injecting a vaccine within the target zone to vaccinate the mammalian subject. The system for vaccinating a subject may include an electromagnetic radiation source configured to be arranged proximate to a target zone on an exterior of the subject; a user control configured to selectively cause the electromagnetic radiation source to deliver a dose of electromagnetic radiation toward the target zone to create one or more thermally-denatured zones in the target zone; and a vaccine-delivery system configured to deliver a vaccine to the target zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Mei X. Wu, R. Rox Anderson
  • Patent number: 11511023
    Abstract: A position-assisting device for milk expression includes an upright body wedge pillow that defines a back side that has an armrest, a front user-engagement side that is sloped back, lateral sides, and a bottom side. The upright body wedge pillow has an upper head-rest section and an interior cavity that has a front face that opens to the front user-engagement side so as to be able to receive a woman's breasts for milk expression. There are breast pumps located in the interior cavity for milk expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: AG IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Kenneth Powell, Marissa Gilbert, Eun-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 11504479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a finger grip (1) arranged to be connected to a syringe barrel having a plunger and a plunger rod for driving said plunger. The finger grip comprises a body having a lower side with finger supporting surfaces (13) for supporting fingers of a user during handling and an engagement member (5) being moveable between an inactive position where the engagement member is arranged not to engage with the plunger rod of the syringe barrel and an active position where the engagement member is arranged to engage with a grooved surface on the plunger rod of the syringe such that feedback is given to a user as the plunger is moved relative to the finger grip. An activation member (7) for moving the engagement member from said inactive position to said active position is built-in into the finger grip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: GALDERMA HOLDING SA
    Inventors: Jonas Törnsten, Max Blomqvist, Pekka Niskala
  • Patent number: 11497862
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an intranasal drug delivery device, system, and process. The drug delivery device can have a compliant/flexible soft nib. The drug delivery device can have an actuator and shot chamber. The drug delivery device can have a non-air interface mechanically pressurized fluid reservoir. The drug delivery device can have a facial or device recognition application to prevent intentional or unintentional misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rocket Science Health Corp.
    Inventors: David James Alt, Kenneth Colin MacNarin Irving, James Patrick Jackson, Peter Oxley, Kenza Elizabeth Coubrough
  • Patent number: 11478623
    Abstract: A fluid connector assembly is disclosed. The fluid connector assembly includes a body portion, a plug portion located on the body portion, the plug portion comprising a fluid path, a tubing, a first end of the tubing fluidly connected to the plug fluid path, a catch feature located on a first end of the body portion and configured to interact with a reservoir, and a latching feature located on a second end of the body portion, the latching feature configured to interact and lock onto the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Richard J. Lanigan, Gregory R. Lanier, Jr., Kevin L. Grant, Dean Kamen, Lisa A. Panneton, Bright C. K. Foo, Stephen L. Fichera, Thomas F. Soldau, David D. B. Cannan
  • Patent number: 11471594
    Abstract: A fluid connector assembly. The fluid connector assembly includes a tab portion including a slot; a plug portion slidably connected to the tab portion the plug portion comprising a fluid path and a disc, the disc configured to seat within the slot; a catch feature located on a first end of the tab portion and configured to interact with a reservoir; and a latching feature located on a second end of the tab portion, the latching feature configured to interact and lock onto the reservoir, wherein force applied to the plug portion may overcome a threshold force and unseat the disc from the slot wherein the plug portion moves with respect to the tab portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Jason A. Demers, Brian D. Tracey, Dean Kamen, Richard J. Lanigan, Gregory R. Lanier, Jr., Bright C. K. Foo, Lisa A. Panneton, Thomas F. Soldau, Stephen L. Fichera, David D. B. Cannan
  • Patent number: 11464890
    Abstract: A breast pump device (1) comprises an expression kit (2), a vacuum unit (3), and a conduit (5) for establishing an air path between an air outlet (27) of the expression kit (2) and an air inlet (35) of the vacuum unit (3). The expression kit (2) is equipped with a barrier portion (26) for preventing milk leakage from the expression kit (2) towards the hose (5) and the vacuum unit (3). In case some droplets of milk enter the barrier portion (26) and/or drawn through the barrier portion (26) by an ongoing pumping action, aspects of the behavior of the motor (32) for driving the pump (31) are influenced, and the insight that this happens is used for terminating operation of the motor (32) as soon as a too large deviation of one or more operational characteristics of the motor (32) with respect to a reference is found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Antonius Maria Van Asseldonk, Arnold Aalders
  • Patent number: 11464898
    Abstract: A flushing apparatus according to embodiments of the present disclosure includes: a main body configured to connect a connection pipe for guiding a hazardous medicinal liquid harmful to a human body when exposed to an ambient air and a patient connection module for injecting the hazardous medicinal liquid into a patient, the main body configured to form a first flow path for guiding the hazardous medicinal liquid from the connection pipe to the patient connection module, the main body including a flushing portion forming a second flow path connected to a predetermined connection point located between both ends of the first flow path; and a flow rate reduction part disposed at upstream side of the connection point in the first flow path and configured to reduce a flow rate of the hazardous medicinal liquid flowing through the first flow path. The present disclosure shows various embodiments of the flushing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Yong Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11457968
    Abstract: Methods for treating a patient using therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to methods including selectively neuromodulating afferent or efferent renal nerves. One or more measurable physiological parameters corresponding to systemic sympathetic overactivity or hyperactivity in the patient can thereby be reduced. Selectively neuromodulating afferent renal nerves can include inhibiting sympathetic neural activity in nerves proximate a renal pelvis. This can include, for example, neuromodulating via fluid within the renal pelvis. Selectively neuromodulating efferent renal nerves can include inhibiting sympathetic neural activity in nerves proximate a portion of a renal artery or a renal branch artery proximate a renal parenchyma. This can include, for example, neuromodulating via a therapeutic element within the portion of the renal artery or the renal branch artery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Stefan Tunev, Julie Trudel
  • Patent number: 11458293
    Abstract: A self-flushing connector includes a housing having a cavity, a first inlet port, a second inlet port, and an outlet port. A collapsible valve is disposed within the cavity. A first flow path extends from the first inlet port to the outlet port. The first inlet port and the second inlet port are fluidly connected through a gap defined between the body of the collapsible valve and an inner wall of the housing defining the cavity. A second flow path extends from the second inlet port to the first flow path. When the collapsible valve is in a closed state, the collapsible valve fluidly disconnects the second flow path from the first flow path while allowing fluid to flow through the first flow path. When the collapsible valve is in an open state, the second flow path is fluidly connected to the first flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond P. Feith, Jake Randolph Smith
  • Patent number: 11452856
    Abstract: A medical device including a connector portion having a distal end and a proximal end, and a screw groove configured for fluid communication between the connector portion and another medical device. The screw groove has a first side wall provided close to the distal end and a second side wall provided close to the proximal end. The first side wall has a stop portion whose lead angle has been reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshihiko Kakinoki
  • Patent number: 11452843
    Abstract: An injection device is described including a detection unit that includes an electrode that detects electrical characteristics of a biological tissue, a follow-up mechanism that follows motions of the biological tissue, and a puncture unit capable of puncturing the biological tissue. The injection device is configured to administer a predetermined substance to the biological tissue through a hollow portion defined in the puncture unit. A position of the puncture unit is specified based on a position of the electrode. The follow-up mechanism includes a spiral portion spirally extending around the puncture unit, and being stretchable and compressible along an extending direction of the puncture unit. Electrodes are disposed on an annular distal-end projected plane of the spiral portion, as seen from a distal end side of the puncture unit, along a circumferential direction of the puncture unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Sawada, Naoya Shimada
  • Patent number: 11439764
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a monitoring device (10) arranged to be operably connected to a medicament delivery device (12), said medicament delivery device (12) comprising a manually operated movable dose activation element (20), said monitoring device (10) comprising an electronic circuit (42), said electronic circuit (42) comprising an optical sensor (68), wherein said optical sensor (68) is positioned in relation to said dose activation element (20) so as to detect a manual operation of said dose activation element (20) from an initial position; said electronics circuit further comprising a vibration sensor (70), wherein said vibration sensor (70) is positioned in relation to said medicament delivery device so as to detect specific vibration spectra produced by the medicament delivery device when said dose activating element (20) is operated, wherein said electronic circuit (42) comprises computing elements capable of correlating the information from the optical sensor (68) with the information from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: William Cirillo