Patents Examined by E. A. Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11819673
    Abstract: In some embodiments a system and method are described for safeguarding a hazard. The hazard, for example a needle point, may be moved between a protected retracted position, an active extended position and/or an intermediate position. Optionally in the retracted position, the hazard may be protected inside a housing. Optionally in the extended position, the hazard may be exposed. Optionally, in the intermediate position the hazard may be partially protected and/or concealed, for example by a shield and/or in an indentation. In some embodiments, compromising a shield causes the hazard to be retracted to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services, IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Yudelevich, Yossi Bar-El, Gil Yigal, Reuven Y. Filman
  • Patent number: 11793394
    Abstract: A steerable endoscope system includes a continuum manipulator, a plurality of syringes, and a steerable tip. The continuum manipulator includes a plurality of spaced discs and a plurality of backbones each extending through all discs. A bending movement of the continuum manipulator changes a varying linear displacement of each backbone. Each backbone is further coupled to a different one of the syringes such that the linear displacement of each backbone pushes or pulls a piston of the corresponding syringe by a varying amount. The steerable tip includes a plurality of bellows each pneumatically coupled to a different syringe such that movement of the piston of a syringe causes the corresponding bellow to inflate or deflate. Because the distal end of each bellow is fixedly coupled to the same end effector, variations in the amount of inflation or deflation on each bellow causes a bending of the steerable tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignees: Vanderbilt University, University of Leeds
    Inventors: Nicolo Garbin, Pietro Valdastri, Keith L. Obstein, Nabil Simaan, Piotr Robert Slawinski
  • Patent number: 11771827
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a medical device designed for delivering a medical fluid or designed for controlling delivery of a medical fluid, and to a method of operating such a medical device. The medical device comprises a user interface associated with an electronic circuit connected to a first port and to a second port of a controller. The electronic circuit enables the controller to detect actuation of the user interface. The controller is configured to execute the following sequence of steps: first step: configure the first port as an output port and to apply a first signal to the first port; second step: to acquire a second signal from the second port; and third step: to determine on the basis of the second signal if a short circuit has occurred and to generate a short circuit alert signal if applicable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Kurt Friedli
  • Patent number: 11712512
    Abstract: A low-cost medical pump for ambulatory use provides an improved IV line cartridge attachment allowing for single handed, low force release while preventing inadvertent IV line cartridge release. A rotatable side lever minimizes the force required to move the locking elements against a spring biased force urging the locking elements to a locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Zyno Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Chaoyoung Lee, Zhenhua Mao, Frederick Lee, Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11707575
    Abstract: An exchangeable cartridge for an injection device is disclosed. The cartridge (3) comprises a container (4) and a plunger (10) connectable with a plunger rod (9). The container receives the plunger rod from its rear end. The plunger comprises a rod connector (12) connectable with a front portion (13), and the rod connector has a base portion (24), an outer wall section (15), an inner wall section (16), and a rod stop portion (17) encircled by the inner wall section. The inner wall section comprises several tongues (22) protruding rearwards from the base portion and defining an entrance opening (18) for the plunger rod. The inner wall section receives a front portion (13) of the plunger rod through the entrance, and the tongues are provided with retaining portions arranged to retain the front end portion during retraction of the plunger rod within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Galderma Holding SA
    Inventors: Jonas Törnsten, Max Blomqvist, Joël Fontannaz, Elise Gortchacow
  • Patent number: 11672908
    Abstract: IV filters are described herein. An IV filter includes a body, a filter media, and a bulb. The body defines a body volume. The filter media is disposed within the body volume. The filter media defines an inlet portion of the body volume and an outlet portion of the body volume. The filter media permits inlet flow from the inlet portion of the body volume to the outlet portion of the body volume and captures particulate from the inlet flow. The bulb defines a bulb volume in fluid communication with the outlet portion of the body volume. The bulb is deformable to compress the bulb volume and direct back flow from the outlet portion of the body volume through the filter media and into the inlet portion of the body volume, displacing particulate captured in the filter media into the inlet portion of the body volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Mason, Jason Andrew Wine, Raymond P. Feith
  • Patent number: 11666701
    Abstract: A medication delivery device (MDD) (e.g., injection pen, wearable pump) is paired with an external device (e.g., smart phone, iPad, computer) via wireless link or wireline connection. The MDD provides to the external device captured data from the flow sensor relating to medicine delivery to a patient to ensure complete delivery and minimize MDD misuse or malfunction or inaccuracies in dosing. The MDD can have Bluetooth™ and/or near field communication (NFC) communication circuits for proximity-based pairing and connectivity with the external device for real-time or deferred transfer of captured data to the external device, depending on memory and power availability at the MDD. The MDD or external device can use captured data and corresponding time stamps to determine flow infomatics such as flow rate, total dose delivered, and dose completion status. An LED on the MDD indicates states such as powered on, paired, delivery in progress and delivery completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Embecta Corp.
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Mohammadreza Ramezanifard, Cole Constantineau, Jeffrey Chagnon, Stefan Gisler
  • Patent number: 11642461
    Abstract: An infusion pump (18) for delivery of a fluid is disclosed. The infusion pump allows a user to selectively control a flow rate of a fluid and includes a spike member (26) that is connectable to an injection port of an intravenous fluid container (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Oshinski, Christian Sandmann, Timothy Walsh
  • Patent number: 11642464
    Abstract: Provided is a fluid wicking tip. The fluid wicking tip includes a plurality of drip flanges arranged to wick fluid between narrow spaces defined between any two drip flanges. The narrow spaces are dimensioned to facilitate wicking by capillary action. Also provided is a syringe that includes the fluid wicking tip. Also provided is a modular syringe system that includes a syringe and a sleeve configured to be slidably disposed over the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Michael McDermott, Kevin Cowan, Michael Spohn
  • Patent number: 11541180
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical device, preferably in the form of a tamper evident closure, having an outer sleeve including an open end and a closed end. A tip cap includes a flow restrictor disposed within the sleeve in accessible relation by the medical device through the open end. An indicator member is removably connected to the tip cap within the sleeve and a retainer member is connected to an interior of the sleeve in an interruptive, disconnecting relation to the indicator member by a snap-fit connection. The indicator member is captured within said hollow interior upon removal of said tip cap from the sleeve through the open end. An end cap may be attached to the sleeve, to define a closed end thereof, by a snap-fit connection similar to, but distinguishable from, the snap-fit connection between the retainer member and the interior of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick Vitello, Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 11511048
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device for setting and injecting of a dose of an injectable medicament, the drug delivery device comprising: an elongated housing extending along a longitudinal axis and having a sidewall with at least a first aperture, at least one number sleeve rotatably supported inside the housing and comprising an outer surface, wherein a first portion of the outer surface is visible through the first aperture and wherein the number sleeve comprises a non-visible code in the region of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Alexander Allerdings, Markus Ploch
  • Patent number: 11504500
    Abstract: A catheter assembly may include a catheter adapter, which may include a distal end, a proximal end, a lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, and a side port. A septum may be disposed within the lumen of the catheter assembly. The side port may include a lumen in fluid communication with the lumen of the catheter adapter. The lumen of the side port may be distally-facing, which may facilitate flushing of fluid trapped proximate a distal face of the septum. The catheter assembly may include a catheter secured within the catheter adapter and extending distally from the catheter adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jithendra Kumar Sathyanarayana Naidu, Zhee Min Jimmy Yong
  • Patent number: 11504517
    Abstract: A frangible connector has a first side that forms a female luer when a second side is fractured at a predefined break line. The second side may be connected to a fluid circuit, for example, a source of medical treatment fluid such as dialysate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Call, Matthew Onken
  • Patent number: 11484657
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for administering and tracking medicine to patients and providing health management capabilities for patients and caregivers. In some aspects, a system includes an injection pen device including a dose setting mechanism, a dispensing mechanism, and an electronics unit to generate dose data associated with a dispensing event of a dose of the medicine dispensed from the injection pen device and time data associated with the dispensing event; a mobile device in wireless communication to receive and process the dose data; and a software application configured to determine a recommended dose based on health data and contextual data associated with a user of the injection pen device, the software application including a learning dose calculator module to adaptively calculate the recommended dose of the medicine based on time-relevant and circumstances-relevant data specific to the user of the injection pen device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Mike Mensinger, Arnold Holmquist, Jack Pryor
  • Patent number: 11471611
    Abstract: A safety cover configured to be coupled to an injection device and to provide a protective enclosure for a needle of the injection device, the safety cover including an outer cover member; an inner cover member coupled to the outer cover member in a concentric arrangement so that the outer cover member encloses at least a portion of the inner cover member, wherein the outer cover member is configured to move relative to the inner cover member from an unlocked position, in which the needle of the injection device is accessible for use, to a locked position, in which the outer cover member and the inner cover member are fixed at one another and the needle of the injection device is inaccessible, wherein the outer cover member includes a body that includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a cavity defined within the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Tobias Wilke, Bernd Mohr
  • Patent number: 11446475
    Abstract: A balloon catheter by which a drug can be effectively delivered to living body tissue and a method of manufacturing the balloon catheter, and a treatment method. The balloon catheter is provided on an outer surface of a balloon with a plurality of elongate bodies which are independent crystals of a water-insoluble drug that extend in an elongate form. The elongate bodies have long axes extending in directions along the outer surface of the balloon when the balloon is in a deflated state. Deformation, when the balloon is inflated from the deflated state, of portions on an outer surface side of the balloon to which end portions of the elongate bodies are fixed causes a force to act on the elongate bodies such that the long axes of the elongate bodies approach perpendicularity to the outer surface of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuo Kurosaki, Katsumi Morimoto, Hiroshi Goto
  • Patent number: 11376412
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism (30) for clamping a flexible tube comprises two rotatable bobbins (22, 32), each with a tube-engaging surface portion (24) defining boundaries of a free space through which a tube may extend. The shape of the tube-engaging surface portion (24) changes around the bobbin circumference, such that axial rotation of the bobbins (22, 32) reduces the free space and thereby squeezes the tube. This allows the flow through the tube to be altered dependent on the rotation of the bobbins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Spectrum Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen Turner
  • Patent number: 11376369
    Abstract: A syringe including a barrel, a plunger moveably arranged within said barrel, and a plunger rod for driving said plunger. A first engagement member is arranged at the plunger rod, such that a longitudinal movement of the plunger rod yields a rotational movement of said first engagement member. The first engagement member includes a grooved surface. A second engagement member is arranged at the barrel to engage with said grooved surface of the first engagement member, wherein the first engagement member is arranged to move relative to the second engagement member, such that feedback is given to a user as the plunger rod is moved relative to the barrel for driving said plunger. The first engagement member is arranged at said plunger rod with a predetermined play there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Galderma Holdings SA
    Inventors: Anders Holmqvist, Max Blomqvist, Jonas Törnsten
  • Patent number: 11338113
    Abstract: A catheter system having one or more needle position indicators to assist an operator in withdrawing the introducer needle to a “parked” position, as part of a catheterization procedure, wherein the needle position indicator provides a visual indication to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Paul Walker, Marty Stout
  • Patent number: 11311681
    Abstract: An injection device comprising a cap for removing a needle protection cap from a product container, and a method for assembling an injection device. The cap comprises an engaging element for removing the needle protection cap from the product container when the cap is removed from the injection device. The engaging element can be deformed in such a way that the engaging element can be moved from a distanced position, in which the engaging element is radially distanced from the needle protection cap, into an engagement position, in which the engaging element engages with the needle protection cap, with the engaging element being deformed when the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Felix Groetzbach, Markus Tschirren, Stefan Burren, Urs Kloetzli, Peter Stettler, Benjamin Loretz