Patents Examined by Deanna K. Hall
  • Patent number: 10737031
    Abstract: A medicant injection device includes a compressible body, a tip, and an outer luer body. The compressible body has a proximal end, a distal end, and a plurality of bellows, and defines an inner cavity for holding a liquid medicant. The tip is positioned at the proximal end of the compressible body. The outer luer body includes internal threads, and is positioned over and engaged with the tip to form a first fitting therewith. The first fitting is configured to be connected with a second fitting. A medicant injection device includes a compressible body having first and second arms, a receptacle interconnected with the compressible body and defining an inner cavity, and a first fitting configured to engage a second fitting. The compressible body is configured to be compressed by forcing the distal end of the first and second arm toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Gardner, Robert Banik, Thomas Leo McGurk
  • Patent number: 10729890
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter (18), a needle (12) having a sharp distal tip disposed within the catheter (18), a catheter hub (14) connected to the catheter (18) having the needle (12) passing therethrough, the catheter hub (14) including a valve (38) that selectively permits or blocks a flow of fluid through the catheter (18), a valve actuator (54) that moves between a first position and a second position, and a return member (56) that returns the valve actuator (54) from the second position to the first position, and a needle protection member (176) that encloses the sharp distal tip of the needle (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston Harding, Jon Burkholz, Huibin Liu, Ken Cluff, Lawrence Trainer, Stephen Bornhoft, Yiping Ma, Weston Whitaker, Ralph Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 10729888
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient such as an IV catheter. The device preferably comprises a base with an insertion site viewing window connected to a luer interconnection cushion at an articulation point and separated from the cushion by a gap. The bottom surface has an adhesive. The device further has a cover with a luer interconnection window, where the bottom surface of the cover also has an adhesive to secure a luer lock of a catheter. The device can also be placed on the Luer interconnection cushion to secure a central IV catheter. The device preferably is made of adhesive foam padding and the insertion site window is polyurethane film. The cover can be connected to the cushion at a lateral pivot. The device can be stored on release paper until used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony V Beran
  • Patent number: 10722262
    Abstract: A method of assembling an ultrasound catheter includes providing an elongated catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough; coupling a proximal housing to the proximal end of the elongated catheter body, the proximal housing having a distal bore; inserting an ultrasound transmission member through the lumen of the catheter body; positioning a sonic connector on the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member for connecting the ultrasound transmission member to a separate ultrasound generating device at a connection location, the sonic connector having a proximal section and a front portion, the proximal portion provided for connection to the separate ultrasound generating device; connecting the front portion of the sonic connector to the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member; and retaining an absorber inside the distal bore of the proximal housing wherein the absorber substantially surrounds the ultrasound transmission memb
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Flowcardia, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Nita
  • Patent number: 10716928
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Patent number: 10716889
    Abstract: A device, system and method are provided for controlling the rate of infusion of fluids during infusion therapy using non-electric infusion devices. Rotation of a flow regulator dial causes an orifice connected to the inlet to modify its position relative to a particular one or more orifices or groove portions, the characteristics of which provide a certain flow rate characteristic. The flow regulator allows for the infusion pump to infuse at a rate that may be varied during use by the user. Additionally, the flow regulator is made from a material selected to operate under a wide range of pressures, from 5-40 PSI, making the flow regulator compatible with pressurized devices, such as, a non-electric pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Lambert
  • Patent number: 10709874
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device that receives a catheter (or other medical instrument) and secures the catheter in place relative to a skin penetration point. In some embodiments, the anchor device can secure the catheter in an operative position relative to the skin without the use of sutures or skin tapes. In particular embodiments, the anchor device can be adjusted to a folded condition so that subcutaneous anchors are partially rotated prior to removal from the skin penetration point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson, Andrew T. Forsberg, Andrew R. Beeson, Ryan J. Bormann, Michael W. Augustine
  • Patent number: 10702687
    Abstract: A microneedle unit including a microneedle including a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the microneedle further including a projection protruding from the first surface of the substrate, an adhesive sheet including a sticking region attached to the second surface, the adhesive sheet further including an adhesive region protruding outside the substrate from the sticking region in a direction parallel to the second surface, and a protective sheet covering a portion of the adhesive region outside of the substrate in the direction parallel to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hisami Ueno
  • Patent number: 10702683
    Abstract: A therapeutic delivery device comprises a layer of biodegradable material wound into a plurality of windings, the plurality of windings comprising an outermost winding defining an internal volume and winding pairs including a first winding pair and a second winding pair. A first therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer the first winding pair and a second therapeutic mass is incorporated in or on the layer along the second winding pair. Perforations extend through at least selected windings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Q. Shaw, Robert F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10695561
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide patch assemblies for iontophoretic transdermal delivery of therapeutic agents. An embodiment provides a patch assembly comprising a conformable patch for delivery of the agent and having a tissue contacting side including an adhesive. The housing has a bottom surface for engaging a non-tissue contacting side of the patch, a current source such as a battery and a controller for controlling the delivery of the agent. The housing has sufficient flexibility such that when it is engaged with the patch to form the patch assembly and the patch is adhered to a target site on the patient's skin, the assembly has sufficient flexibility to deform with movement of the patient's skin to remain sufficiently adhered to the skin over an extended period of time to transdermally deliver a desired dose of the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. Imran
  • Patent number: 10695492
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Patent number: 10694992
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a device and method for monitoring and assessment of movement disorder symptoms. The device and method disclosed herein are particularly amenable to remote monitoring of a subject's movement disorder symptoms. Briefly stated, in certain preferred embodiments of the present invention the movement disorder monitoring device accompanies a subject to a remote location where the device is used to record data relating to the severity of a subject's movement disorder symptoms over a period of time. This data is then subsequently used by physicians or other clinicians in optimizing and assessing treatment options directed at alleviating a subject's movement disorder symptoms. The method and device of the present invention can be used to monitor symptoms of a number of movement disorders including but not limited to dystonia, essential tremor, Huntington's disease, various ataxias, multiple sclerosis, psychogenic tremor, and Parkinson's disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Giuffrida, Dustin A. Heldman, Thomas O. Mera
  • Patent number: 10675400
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates, in part, to a kit including at least two prefilled syringes. The first prefilled syringe includes a dose of a hazardous agent in a first volume of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wotton, Peter L. Sadowski, Kaushik J. Dave, Dominic P. Capone
  • Patent number: 10675390
    Abstract: A hand piece having an irrigation portion and an aspiration portion that are releasably coupled is disclosed. In an assembled configuration, the irrigation portion and the aspiration portion are coupled such that the hand piece may be manipulable by a user as a single unit. In a separated configuration, the irrigation portion and the aspiration portion may be utilized separate from each other. The irrigation portion and the aspiration portion may be freely moved between the assembled configuration and the separated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Reto Grueebler, Stephen Lane, Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 10653832
    Abstract: A drip chamber is described that is used in medical infusion therapy, wherein the drip chamber utilizes valving to control flow of one or more fluids to a patient. The drip chamber includes a body forming a chamber, wherein fluid may enter via two or more flow ports, and an output port, where fluid may exit the chamber. A float controls fluid flow through one or more flow ports into the chamber such that the flow exiting the chamber may be limited to a single fluid or a combination of the fluids entering the chamber. The float is configured to be retained within the chamber, and the float moves within the chamber based on a level of fluid within the chamber. The control characteristics of the float are determinable by attributing specific buoyancy and dimensions to the float.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: George Mansour
  • Patent number: 10653875
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product including a housing that defines a cavity, wherein the cavity stores a pharmaceutical material, and wherein the housing comprises a material configured to dissolve based on contact with a fluid, an ingestible device to encode information in a current signature, wherein the ingestible device is positioned within the housing, and a protective material that encompasses the ingestible device. The ingestible device may be attached to a flexible component, wherein the flexible component is configured to releasably secure the ingestible device within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Proteus Digital Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Hooman Hafezi, Raymond Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10639454
    Abstract: An IV catheter system may include a catheter component with a catheter hub, a cannula extending distally from the catheter hub, and a securement platform. The securement platform may include a wing, which may extend from the catheter hub. The IV catheter system may also include a needle component with a needle hub, a needle extending distally from the needle hub along an axis, and a grip extending from the needle hub. The grip may be generally parallel to the axis and disposed on a side of the needle hub. The wing and the grip may be positioned to facilitate manipulation with a single hand to move the IV catheter system from an insertion configuration towards a fluid delivery configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, Gary Shearer, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 10624817
    Abstract: An improved oral administration coupler for delivery of fluids such as medications and nutritional fluids. Example oral administration couplers have a first end with an applicator for oral delivery to an infant, and a second end with a coupling compatible with an enteral fluid delivery syringe. A fluid delivery conduit extends in fluid communication from the first end to the second end, to deliver fluid from the syringe to the infant. In some example embodiments, the coupler is configured for back-of-mouth delivery, and can comprise a generally elongate and at least partially flexible tube or straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Martin Davis, Mark M. Costello, Mariann Cary, Adrian McDermott
  • Patent number: 10625046
    Abstract: Described herein are devices, methods and kits for assessing and/or enhancing the accessibility of a subvalvular space of a heart, accessing the subvalvular space of the heart (e.g., to provide access for one or more other devices), and/or positioning one or more devices in the subvalvular space of the heart. The devices described herein may, for example, comprise catheters that may be used to manipulate one or more chordae tendineae, diagnostic catheters having different sizes and/or shapes (e.g., different curvatures), guide catheters having different sizes and/or shapes (e.g., different curvatures), and visualization catheters. In some variations, the devices, methods, and/or kits may be used to visualize a target site, such as a subannular groove of a heart valve. In certain variations, the devices, methods, and/or kits may be used to manipulate chordae tendineae to provide additional space in a ventricle of a heart (e.g., enhancing the accessibility of the ventricle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ancora Heart, Inc.
    Inventor: Mariel Fabro
  • Patent number: 10625049
    Abstract: The invention comprises an indwelling medical device which is capable of delivering a therapeutic agent evenly along the length of the indwelling portion, including the outer wall, of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, Jeffrey B. Duncan, Matthew E. Maulding, Claudio Schonholz, Benjamin M. Trapp