Patents Examined by Hamza A Darb
  • Patent number: 10315003
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a continuous anesthesia nerve conduction apparatus and method thereof, and more particularly to a method and system for use in administering a continuous flow or intermittent bolus of anesthetic agent to facilitate a continuous or prolonged nerve block. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The sheath also includes an embedded conductive element for transmitting an electrical signal from a proximal portion of the sheath to a distal portion of the sheath. A cannula is arranged in the at least one lumen of the sheath and has a distal end protruding from a distal portion of the sheath. The cannula is electrically coupled to at least a portion of the embedded conductive element and is configured to provide nerve stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Sundar Rajendran, Dan Joel Kopacz, Siddharth Desai
  • Patent number: 10314986
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally pertains to an apparatus and method for locating the posterior palatal foramen of a human hard palate. The apparatus includes a guide with a curved base, an elongated tapered shaft and a head. The head further includes a channel positioned between two tabs of varying heights leading to a hole. The longer tab has a curved end. The apparatus is attached to a user's finger and slid along the patients gum. The practitioner receives a tactile sensation when the head of the apparatus contacts the groove of the posterior palatal foramen. The tab guides a needle through the hole in the channel to the exact site of the foramen. The apparatus may also be used to apply pressure at an injection site to reduce or eliminate injection pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Russell D. Nichols, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10314994
    Abstract: A bridle catheter for installation into the nasal cavity of a patient comprises a tubular portion, a tape portion having a flattened geometry, and a transition zone located where the tubular portion meets the tape portion. A magnet is operatively attached in an open end of the tubular portion and secured therein so as to inhibit movement. A non-elastic member is integral with at least the tape portion and extends at least partially along a length thereof. In one example, the non-elastic member extends along substantially all of the tubular portion and tape portion. In another example, the non-elastic member comprises at least one of a ribbon or at least one fiber. A bridle catheter system is also provided that further comprises a stylet and a probe with a second magnet. A method of making the bridle catheter is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Wesley Phillips, Derek M. Williams, Matthew Calhoun, George J. Picha
  • Patent number: 10300262
    Abstract: An access port, wherein the access port may include a body having an exterior surface and a chamber defined therein, a bore defined in the body providing fluid communication between the chamber and the exterior surface, a needle in fluid communication with the chamber, a passage defined in the body providing communication between the chamber and the exterior surface, a seal secured within the passage, and an actuator in communication with the needle, configured to move the needle relative to the passage or move the passage relative to the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Versago Vascular Access, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven J. Tallarida, Kenneth Arden Eliasen
  • Patent number: 10293114
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device comprising: a syringe with a body from which a needle extends and an inner sheath; a piston rod comprising a piston and an actuation head, a support sheath for holding the body. It is envisaged that the support sheath and the actuation head comprise corresponding indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Anke Liewald, Frank Ricther, Caroline Stephan
  • Patent number: 10279157
    Abstract: Embodiments for superficial tissue compliance modulation and negative pressure wound therapy for stabilization of a chronic percutaneous implant are disclosed. An external cap is coupled to a compliance gradient of progressively decreasing stiffness. Together the external cap and compliance gradient act as a stress shield that allows forces that would otherwise act on the skin at the skin-implant interface to be dissipated over a larger area. In addition, negative pressure and fluids may be applied through negative pressure and fluid adapters, respectively, to the skin-implant interface, the status of which may be further monitored through the use of one or more sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    Inventors: Todd A. Kuiken, Gregory A. Dumanian, Jason M. Souza
  • Patent number: 10272208
    Abstract: A permeation apparatus comprises an aspiration tube; an injection tube; and a water-absorbing cover member for covering at least a distal end of the injection tube and a vicinity of the distal end. The aspiration tube is configured to aspirate a fluid flowing from the water-absorbing cover member into the aspiration tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AceMedic Inc.
    Inventor: Masami Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10265478
    Abstract: An injection device (1) for administering a fixed dose of a medication is provided. The injection device (1) comprises a housing (2) wherein a drive mechanism comprising a drive member (3) is at least partially enclosed and a dosing element (34) which is fixed relative to the drive member (3). Here, a dose can be set by rotating the dosing element (34) relative to the housing (2) in a dose set direction (105) and the dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2). Moreover, a method is provided for operating an injection device (1) for the administration of a fixed dose of a medication: A dose can be set by rotating a dosing element (34), a dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2) and a dose can be cancelled by rotating the dosing element (34) in a direction (106) opposite to the dose set direction (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Garen Kouyoumjian, Robert Veasey, David Plumptre, Christopher Jones, Catherine Anne MacDonald, James May
  • Patent number: 10265462
    Abstract: An assembly for nasal irrigation for the handheld irrigation of a user's nasal cavity comprising a housing with a refill chamber containing irrigating fluid, an applicator, an actuator for forcing irrigating fluid from the refill chamber through the applicator into the user's nasal cavity during operation, and a solution port for refilling the refill chamber. Some embodiments of the present invention may further comprise a system for nasal irrigation that includes the assembly for nasal irrigation or handheld irrigator, as well as a solution assembly structured for dispensing irrigating fluid to the handheld irrigator, a docking station for removably housing the handheld irrigator, a solution assembly and a refill control, including a check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Preva, LLC.
    Inventors: James Layer, Keith Rubin, Alex Desimone, Jon Buzzard, Ken Solovay
  • Patent number: 10258744
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical syringe piston having a longitudinal axis includes a body having a central face portion with a first outer circumference and maximum first diameter. A cylindrical sealing portion proximate the central face portion has first and second axial ends and a wall extending therebetween. The wall has a second outer circumference and a second diameter essentially constant along the longitudinal axis between the first and second axial ends of the cylindrical sealing portion and is larger than the maximum first diameter. An annular curved portion has a maximum outer diameter less than the second diameter and connects the first axial end of the cylindrical sealing portion to the first outer circumference. An inert film encloses the central face portion and at least a part of the annular curved portion and has an outer boundary between the first axial end of the cylindrical sealing portion and the first outer circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Laubach, Jurgen Brinkhues, Heike Gruen, Joel Worman, Xia Zhao, Jason Mattia
  • Patent number: 10251994
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an implanted device that promotes the protection and maintenance of transplanted cells in a host body. The implanted device provides the transplanted cells with a safe, nutritious environment for survival and removes waste products generated by the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Dalton, Jordan M. Dalton, Natan A. Pheil
  • Patent number: 10238830
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a continuous anesthesia nerve conduction apparatus and method thereof, and more particularly to a method and system for use in administering a continuous flow or intermittent bolus of anesthetic agent to facilitate a continuous or prolonged nerve block. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a sheath having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. The sheath also includes an embedded conductive element for transmitting an electrical signal from a proximal portion of the sheath to a distal portion of the sheath. A cannula is arranged in the at least one lumen of the sheath and has a distal end protruding from a distal portion of the sheath. The cannula is electrically coupled to at least a portion of the embedded conductive element and is configured to provide nerve stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sundar Rajendran, Dan Joel Kopacz, Siddharth Desai
  • Patent number: 10238810
    Abstract: An automatic injection device including a housing element, at least one resilient element arranged to be located within the housing element, a syringe including at least one syringe piston, a needle guard adapted for selectable positioning with respect to the housing element and a selectable driving element adapted, when actuated, to be driven by the at least one resilient element for initially displacing the syringe relative to the housing element from a non-penetration position to a penetration position and thereafter displacing the at least one syringe piston in the syringe to effect drug delivery and displacing the needle guard into a needle guarding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Elcam Medical Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.
    Inventors: David Daily, Lior Raday
  • Patent number: 10213542
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes flow stagnation control components that allow improved flow control in systems including injection members, while also limiting the creation of regions of little to no flow in the vasculature, resulting in low flow zones or dead zones. The flow stagnation control components can be formed as an imposed minimum conductance component or a controlled flow partitioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Asia Pacific Medical Technology Development Company, Ltd
    Inventor: John R. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10207053
    Abstract: In one aspect of the subject invention, a drug delivery device is provided which includes a reservoir for containing a medicament and has a proximal end and a distal end, the medicament including a suspension of solids in a liquid carrier. Further, the drug delivery device includes a needle in fluid communication with the reservoir and having a distal end for injection into a patient, and a proximal end in the reservoir. An accumulation surface is defined at least partially about the needle, distally of the proximal end of the needle. The accumulation surface defines a distally-extending indentation which is sized and shaped to collect, during use, solids that come out of suspension. Advantageously, with the subject invention, the accumulation surface allows for solids to accumulate at a location spaced from the proximal end of the needle, thereby minimizing the possibility of clogging the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Roger W. Groskopf, Lionel Vedrine
  • Patent number: 10195366
    Abstract: An injection analgesia system advantageously numbs a patient's skin around an injection site. An injection window guides a caregiver's injection placement to a relatively small area while allowing standard injection procedures to be followed, such as stretching the skin and puncturing the site with a jabbing motion. The injection analgesia system has a needle shield and an analgesia, which are layered together and applied to a skin surface. A needle shield window and a analgesia window align to form the injection window. Advantageously, the needle shield may fold and/or wrap around the injection needle for sharp object protection during and after needle disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nessa Kiani
  • Patent number: 10188797
    Abstract: This pharmaceutical injection device may be provided with a main body case, a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion, a piston, a piston feed screw or the like, and a cover. At a first end, the main body case may have an injection needle mounting portion to which an injection needle is mounted. The pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion may be provided inside the main body case, and a pharmaceutical syringe may be mounted thereto. The piston may be provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe that is mounted to the pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion. The piston feed screw or the like drives the piston. The cover may be provided on the first end side of the main body case and operates to open and close the injection needle mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Murakami, Mitsuteru Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 10188824
    Abstract: A device for use in pulmonary surgery is presented. The device includes a dispensing apparatus 300, 400, 900, a delivery apparatus 100, 1000, 1100, in fluid communication with said dispensing apparatus, and a pressurized gas input 338. The dispensing apparatus is configured to provide a pressurized gas, a fibrinogen stream, and a thrombin stream to the delivery apparatus. The delivery apparatus is configured to mix the fibrogen stream and the thrombin stream in the pressurized gas stream to form a fibrin reaction mixture comprising a cellular foam 700.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
    Inventors: Farid Gharazozloo, Barbara Tempesta, Stephen H. Burke
  • Patent number: 10183127
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient and the corresponding method of manufacture, said pressure reducer for delivering drugs to a patient comprising: a duct (9) with an inlet (11) and an outlet (13), a first body (1) with a first surface (5), and a second body (3) with a second surface (6) directly contacting the first body (1). One of the surfaces (5,6) has a recess (7) such that a duct (9) is defined between both surfaces. Both bodies are attached to one another by means of a continuous attachment line running on both sides of the duct (9). The method of manufacture comprises a laser welding step in which the first body (1) is welded to the second body (3) by means of a welding seam extending along both sides of the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LEVENTON S.A.U.
    Inventors: Jordi Martín Llorens, Javier Torras Marí
  • Patent number: 10166370
    Abstract: Embodiments of a catheter insertion device are discussed comprising: an approximately hollow cylindrical catheter sleeve, at whose distal end a catheter is attached; a needle sleeve with a hollow needle, which is attached thereto and which, when ready for use, extends through the catheter sleeve and the catheter, and; a needle protective element that is arranged inside the catheter sleeve while being able to move on the needle. Said needle protective element has an engaging section that engages with an engaging device, which is formed in the vicinity of the needle tip, when the hollow needle is withdrawn from the catheter sleeve. A check valve is placed inside the catheter sleeve between the catheter and the needle protective element. The hollow needle, when ready for use, extends through said check valve, and the check valve automatically closes once the needle is withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Kevin Woehr, Kenneth C. Raines