Patents Examined by E. A. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11052186
    Abstract: This medical device (2) comprises a pre-filled syringe (3) comprising a syringe body (4) and a piston (16) mounted sliding in the syringe body (4), the syringe body (4) and the piston (16) delimiting an internal chamber (17) containing a fluid to be administered; and a package (21) in which the pre-filled syringe (3) is arranged, the package (21) comprising first and second package portions (22, 23) mounted movable relative to each other between a storage configuration in which the first and second package portions (22, 23) prevent the pre-filled syringe (4) from being removed from the package (21), and an open configuration in which the first and second package portions (22, 23) allow the pre-filled syringe (3) to be removed from the package (21), a movement of the first and second package portions (22, 23) from the storage configuration to the open configuration causing the piston (16) to move from a first piston position to a second piston position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventors: Guillaume Bonnefond, Vincent Guyot, Philippe Laurent
  • Patent number: 11013903
    Abstract: A clamping device that is always capable of clamping a flexible tube in a good manner and assuredly closing the flexible tube without a large clamping force. A clamping device includes a holding member that holds a flexible tube in which a fluid is allowed to flow, and a clamping member that clamps and closes a clamping portion of the flexible tube that is held by the holding member. The clamping device further includes a heating device that heats the clamping portion of the flexible tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nikkiso Company Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Miyaji
  • Patent number: 10980938
    Abstract: A device and method for creating a fluid path are disclosed. A patch pump may include a start button. A force may be applied on a button needle in a force direction, based on activating the start button. A first end of the button needle may puncture a fluid container by moving the button needle from a first button needle position to a second button needle position via the force in the force direction. A second end of the button needle may be positioned underneath a carrier septum contained in a carrier, via the applied force. The carrier may be released based on activating the start button and the second end of the button needle, based on releasing the carrier, may puncture the carrier septum. A fluid path may be provided form the fluid container to a patient's tissue based on puncturing the fluid container and the carrier septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Barmaimon, Lior Shtram, Shai Finkman, Itay Landsman
  • Patent number: 10973978
    Abstract: A fluid flow regulator of a fluid delivery system that can adjust a flow rate of a liquid drug dispensed from a liquid drug container to a user is provided. The fluid flow regulator can be coupled to an end of the liquid drug container. The fluid flow regulator can include a compliance plate and a flow channel selector plate having a fluid flow channel. The flow channel selector plate can be rotated relative to the compliance plate and the liquid drug container to expose a selected portion of the fluid flow channel to openings in the compliance plate that are in fluid communication with the liquid drug stored in the liquid drug container. The selected portion of the fluid flow channel can correspond to a corresponding flow resistance of the liquid drug through the fluid flow channel, thereby regulating the flow of the liquid drug to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: David Nazzaro, Ian McLaughlin, Daniel Allis, Jason O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10925643
    Abstract: A device for use with a uterine tamponade balloon catheter apparatus, such as the Bakri postpartum hemorrhage balloon, is disclosed. The device comprises a stylet comprising a hub at its proximal end. The device is configured to be removably coupled to the tamponade balloon catheter apparatus to aid in the insertion and positioning of the tamponade balloon catheter within the uterine cavity, allowing the balloon to function as intended for the control and management of postpartum hemorrhage and uterine bleeding. Methods of use of the device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jeffry S. Melsheimer
  • Patent number: 10912897
    Abstract: A single-use medical syringe having a plunger with a sealing element arranged on a distal end of the plunger head to contact the medicament in the syringe body and one or more hollow piercing elements disposed in the interior of the syringe body between a distal surface of the interior and the sealing element of the plunger head, wherein the one or more hollow piercing elements are arranged axially with respect to the syringe and positioned to be driven though the sealing element when the sealing element is driven against the distal surface at the end of the injection operation, wherein, at the end of the injection operation, the one or more hollow piercing elements create a fluid passageway across the plunger head when the one or more hollow piercing elements pierce through the sealing element of the plunger head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Indumathi Prakash
  • Patent number: 10821237
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly (10) includes a pen needle (12) with a hub body (16) having a needle shield (28) that covers a needle (26) and can be retracted to expose the needle during injection and return to the extended position after use and locked in the extended position. A spring (56) is provided to rotate the needle shield after use to a locked position. A locking member (84) can be provided on the needle shield that cooperates with the hub body (16) to prevent rotation after use. An attachment mechanism (38) for the pen needle provides a sensory indication when a needle-bearing hub body (16) is seated on a pen and limits further rotation of the pen needle relative to the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, Sudarsan Srinivasan, David Schiff, Todd Sack, Breanna Stachowski
  • Patent number: 10744263
    Abstract: An auto-injector includes a base housing, an ampule, a needle arrangement, at least one drive assembly and a securing assembly which secures the drive assembly in its position with respect to the base housing until activated for the injection procedure. The securing assembly includes a securing cap with a cap jacket, a cap wall and a securing pin arranged inside the cap jacket. Arranged between the securing cap and the base housing is a guide arrangement with a first and a second guide element which define an adjustment path delimited in the axial direction on the side directed away from the distal end. In its release position, the securing cap is still arranged and held on the base housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Pharma Consult Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Markus Csenar, Andreas Schwirtz
  • Patent number: 5160942
    Abstract: A serial type thermal printer for printing while moving a carriage. The printer includes two thermal heads mounted on the carriage and arranged axially of a platen roller. Two ink film cassettes are arranged side by side on the carriage to be associated with the two thermal heads, respectively. A two-direction printing is effected where one of the thermal heads is pressed upon the platen roller during a forward movement of the carriage and the other head is pressed upon the platen roller during a backward movement thereof. A two-color or multicolor printing is carried out without changing the ink film cassettes where the cassettes contain ink films of different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Minolta Camera Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasukuni Omata, Yoshinori Osamura
  • Patent number: 5028935
    Abstract: A wide format thermal printhead is provided which comprises a baseplate; a first substrate with a border portion removed from a first edge thereof to form a second edge, the first substrate being mounted on the baseplate; and a second substrate with a border portion removed from a first edge thereof to form a second edge, the second substrate being mounted on the baseplate with the second edge of the second substrate abutting the second edge of the first substrate to form a print surface having an extended active print width. Also provided is a thermal recording device with wide format capabilities which comprises the wide format thermal printhead as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1986
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Calcomp Group, Sanders Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Warmack, Anne L. Moore, Ken W. Ricketts, Cecil R. Gilbreath
  • Patent number: 4978935
    Abstract: A high-speed, high-reliability electromagnetic relay particularly adapted for use in electronic systems with signal frequencies from DC in excess of 20 MHz. A ferro-magnetic armature is attached to an actuator plate made of dielectric material which is in contact with a flexible contact reed. One end of the contact reed is in fixed electrical contact with an input pin and the other end is movable between a normal position in electrical contact with a first output pin and a second position in electric contact with a second output pin. To improve resistance to environmental extremes such as shock and vibration, a permanent magnet can be located so that its attractive force holds the armature in the normal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Inventors: Jerzy Hoffman, Krzysztof J. Ciezarek
  • Patent number: 4977357
    Abstract: A material device for electronic circuitry that provides pro-tection from fast transient overvoltage pulses. The electroded device can additionally be tailored to provide electrostatic bleed. Conductive particles are uniformly dispersed in an insulating matrix or binder to provide material having non-linear resistance characteristics. The non-linear resistance characteristics of the material are determined by the interparticle spacing within the binder as well as by the electrical properties of the insulating binder. By tailoring the separation between conductive particles, thereby controlling quantum-mechanical tunneling, the electrical properties of the non-linear material can be varied over a wide range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventor: Karen P. Shrier
  • Patent number: 4952897
    Abstract: The limiting circuit breaker comprises a Thomson effect propelling device for opening of the contacts.The main contact bridge is securedly united to an operating rod surrounded by an annular opening coil of the propelling device. The latter comprises an opening disk which is movable in relation to the rod and an annular piston securedly united to the rod, springs being disposed between the disk and the piston, so as to return the disk to the rest position facing the coil at the end of the opening travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: Merlin Gerin
    Inventors: Pierre Barnel, Francois Lindeperg, Jean-Pierre Nebon, Philippe Perrier
  • Patent number: 4933661
    Abstract: A throttle sensor for an internal combustion engine includes a circuit board and a rotatable body disposed adjacent the circuit board which is connected to the throttle valve and having a pair of brushes disposed in sliding contact with the circuit board. A resistance body, including a basic resistance layer and a protective resistance layer covering a basic resistance layer are formed on the circuit board for engagement by one of the brushes, and a collecting body, including an electric conductive layer and an additional protective resistance layer covering the electric conductive layer is formed on the circuit board for engagement by the other brush. The protective resistance layers protect the basic resistance layers against undue wear and atmospheric conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 12, 1990
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihisa Oda, Keiji Yasuda, Takayoshi Tsuzuki
  • Patent number: 4924074
    Abstract: A process for preparing an electrical device which has a conductive polymer exhibiting PTC behavior. The cross-linking may be to a level of 50 to 100 Mrad or higher for devices designed to withstand high voltage test conditions. The device may be a laminar device having a center layer of higher resistivity than two surrounding layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Shou-Mean Fang, Charles H. Camphouse
  • Patent number: 4918467
    Abstract: A paper drive system for a fiber optic cathode ray tube based recorder in which a rotating compliant foam pressure pad maintains the paper in intimate contact with the fiber optic faceplate. The paper web from a paper supply is gripped between a tire on the rotating pressure pad and a drive roller before passing the faceplate, and thereafter is gripped between the tire on the pressure pad and an idler roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Assignee: Honeywell Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert F. Sanford
  • Patent number: 4918290
    Abstract: A portable heating device includes a cabinet, a source of heat, support for a towel so as to exposed the towel to the heat, and an opening at the top to the heat. The towel heating device of the invention may be used to warm or dry towels or other like cloth materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Robert A. DeMars
  • Patent number: 4912487
    Abstract: A laser pattern inspection and/or writing system which writes or inspects a pattern on a target on a stage, by raster scanning the target pixels. Inspection can also be done by substage illumination with non-laser light. A database, organized into frames and strips, represents an ideal pattern as one or more polygons. Each polygon's data description is contained within a single data frame. The database is transformed into a turnpoint polygon representation, then a left and right vector representation, then an addressed pixel representation, then a bit-mapped representation of the entire target. Most of the transformations are carried out in parallel pipelines. Guardbands around polygon sides are used for error filtering during inspection. Guardbands are polygons, and frames containing only guardband information are sent down dedicated pipelines. Error filtering also is done at the time of pixel comparisons of ideal with real patterns, and subsequently during defect area consolidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vernon R. Porter, William G. Manns, Anthony B. Wood, S. Charles Baber, Thomas C. Penn
  • Patent number: 4912304
    Abstract: A thick-film incubator is used with a temperature control circuit and a mounting member on which the thick-film incubator is disposed. The thick-film incubator includes a ceramic substrate which has a first pair of conductive pads disposed at opposite ends thereof and a second pair of conductive pads disposed opposing each other thereon. A first layer of resistive ink is deposited on the ceramic substrate so that an open rectangular field is formed. The layer has a first end and a second end which are electrically coupled to each of the first pair of conductive pads, respectively, so that current can flow through the first layer in order to heat the ceramic substrate. A second layer of temperature-dependent resistive ink is deposited on the ceramic substrate adjacent, but not contiguous, to the layer of resistive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Inventor: Jay E. Philippbar
  • Patent number: RE33325
    Abstract: An improved remotely controllable circuit breaker comprises a manually operable switching mechanism for opening and closing a single set of first and second contacts, a trip mechanism for opening the contacts upon occurrence of predetermined overload current conditions, and a remotely controllable switching mechanism for selectively opening and closing the contacts in response to a control signal remote from the breaker. The manually operable switching mechanism includes a movable contact arm carrying the first contact to be brought into and out of contacting engagement with the second contact by manipulation of a manual handle. The second contact is operatively connected to the remotely controllable switching mechanism to be driven thereby for movement between an operative position where the second contact is engageable with the first contact and an inoperative position where it is prohibited from being engaged with the first contact independently of the position of the first contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 4, 1990
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoichi Yokoyama, Hideya Kondo