Patents Examined by Imani Hayman
  • Patent number: 10391262
    Abstract: A removable cap for use with an auto-injector device, whereupon removal of the cap triggers an actuating assembly that can cause an automatic mixing of medicament components in an auto-injector device and/or place the auto-injector in a state to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashritha Durvasula, Mary Carter, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon, Cole Constantineau, Chris Stepanian, Adam Standley, Brent Buchine
  • Patent number: 10335542
    Abstract: Embodiments may include a method of delivering a drug. The method may include removing or releasing a structure from a patch-pump assembly. The patch-pump assembly may include a sealed prefilled drug-reservoir, a fluid passageway, a cannula-containing assembly, and a penetrator. The method may also include penetrating the sealed prefilled drug-reservoir containing the drug to establish fluid communication between the sealed prefilled drug-reservoir and a fluid passageway by removing or releasing the structure. The method may further include flowing the drug from the prefilled drug-reservoir to the fluid passageway. In addition, the method may include flowing the drug from the fluid passageway to a cannula-containing assembly. Furthermore, the method may include delivering the drug subcutaneously to a subject using the cannula-containing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SteadyMed Ltd.
    Inventor: Nir Rotem
  • Patent number: 10272203
    Abstract: A device for injection of a medicament includes a housing having distal and proximal end openings; a needle guard extending from the proximal end opening and movable relative to the housing from an extended position to a retracted position, in which the needle guard is biased toward the extended position; an activation member extending from the distal end opening and movable relative to the housing from an initial position to a final position; a lock that restricts movement of the activation member in the final position; and a needle guard lock that restricts movement of the needle guard from the extended position to the retracted position when the activation member is in the final position. A method of assembling the medicament delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical, AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 10265458
    Abstract: A vascular access port can include a base that can be attached to a vessel and a body extending away from the base in at least a vertical direction. A height of the body in the vertical direction can be sufficiently small such that the entire port can be implanted subcutaneously in a patient. The port can include a guidance passageway that is at least partially defined by the body and can direct an access device into a vessel of a patient when the port is attached to the vessel. In some arrangements, the guidance passageway includes a funnel region that decreases in size from a proximal end of the guidance passageway toward a distal end of the guidance passageway that defines an opening through the bottom surface of the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, Mark A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10238848
    Abstract: In an aspect of the invention, an array of microprotrusions is formed by providing a mold with cavities corresponding to the negative of the microprotrusions, casting atop the mold a first solution comprising a biocompatible material and a solvent, removing the solvent, casting a second solution atop the first cast solution, removing the solvent from the second solution, and demolding the resulting array from the mold. The first solution preferably contains an active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corium International, Inc.
    Inventors: Parminder Singh, Robert Wade Worsham, Joseph C. Trautman, Danir Bayamov, Danny Lee Bowers, Andrew Richard Klemm, Steven Richard Klemm, Guohua Chen
  • Patent number: 10232132
    Abstract: A cannula adapter for converting a trocar insufflator into a two-phase or two-mode insufflation system. In the needle insufflation mode the insufflation gas flows through a trocar cannula, a cannula adapter and an insufflation needle before entering a body cavity and in the trocar insufflation mode gas flows directly into the body cavity from the trocar cannula. The cannula adapter although sealingly attachable to the trocar cannula during the needle insufflation mode is removable therefrom for a seamless transfer between the needle insufflation mode and the trocar insufflation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas E. Ott, Nathanial Tran
  • Patent number: 10232121
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection device for delivering set doses of a liquid drug to a user. The injection device has a scale drum for displaying the set dose, which scale drum is helically guided in a housing. The scale drum is thus rotational in relation to the housing between a zero position and a set position for displaying the set dose. Further, a needle cannula secured to a hub is mounted in an axially movable manner. The axial movement of the hub is generated by a spring. A blocking mechanism interacting between the scale drum and hub controls the axial movement of the hub such that the needle cannula automatically retracts from the skin of a user in response to the scale drum reaching the zero position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Ronan Carroll
  • Patent number: 10232110
    Abstract: A sealed fluid transfer device comprised of tubing, a proximal fitting, and a distal needle assembly is provided. The needle assembly includes a needle hub secured to a needle cannula. A cantilevered actuator arm extends outwardly from the needle hub having an actuator button at its free end. The needle assembly is disposed in a barrel and can move from a distal position, where the needle is exposed, to a proximal position, where the needle is shielded. The barrel includes a septum which seals the barrel. A spring is disposed in the barrel for propelling the needle assembly to the proximal position. The barrel includes an aperture that receives the actuator button for locking the spring in a compressed condition. Depression of the actuator button enables the spring to propel the needle assembly into its proximal position. A safety mechanism prevents inadvertent depression of the actuator button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10226554
    Abstract: Irrigation and/or aspiration devices and methods may be configured to aspirate and irrigate alone, sequentially, or concurrently. The devices and methods may provide a base with a removable head, and adapted for partial or complete separation of the irrigation and aspiration functions. The devices and methods can be configured to aspirate and/or irrigate the nasal and sinus cavities. The devices and methods may be manually and/or automatically controlled. The devices and methods may include removable, and/or replaceable, and/or refillable, and easily cleanable reservoirs for aspirant and irrigant. The device head and/or aspirant reservoir may comprise a diagnostic device, i.e., test device and/or container after use of the devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aardvark Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Baker, Clinton N. Slone, Michael J. Strasser, James M. Lovette, Thomas King, Richard Treadwell
  • Patent number: 10226589
    Abstract: An insufflating surgical instrument adapted for movement across an abdominal wall to insufflate an abdominal region of a patient is disclosed. The instrument comprises a shaft having an insufflation channel extending between a proximal end and a distal end, the insufflation channel being adapted for connection to a source of fluid under pressure at the proximal end. A tip is at the distal end and a vent hole is formed in the tip being in connection with the insufflation channel and adapted to expel fluid under pressure to insufflate the abdominal region. The tip is formed of a transparent material to facilitate visualization of the abdominal wall and region. The shaft includes a lumen extending along the axis between the proximal end and the distal end to enable insertion of a laparoscope. The lumen and insufflation channel may be formed as separate channels or as one shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Albrecht, John R. Brustad, Scott V. Taylor, Gary M. Johnson, Nabil Hilal
  • Patent number: 10226278
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand around a central axis to engage the interior surface of the wall of the renal artery or other vessel of a human body allowing the injection an ablative fluid for ablating tissue, or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. A method can involve injection of the ablative fluid over an extended time period of at least 10 seconds or with two injections at two different penetration depths to reduce or eliminate patient pain during ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell, Robert Ryan Ragland, Darrin James Kent, Andy Edward Denison, Eric Thomas Johnson, Jeff Alan Burke, Christopher Scott Hayden, Robert E. Fischell
  • Patent number: 10226569
    Abstract: Exoskeletal devices or sleeves that can be used with the delivery tube of an applicator device to help dispense fluids, typically flowable biocompatible materials such as hemostatic agents, adhesives, or sealants, onto specific sites in the human body for a medical reason are disclosed. The exoskeletal devices or sleeves are rigid, pre-shaped, and snappably or slidably affixed to the delivery tube. The exoskeletal devices or sleeves do not come into contact with the flowable biocompatible fluid being dispensed, and they can be placed at any position along the delivery tube to address different application situations. Once the exoskeletal device or sleeve is in place, it can optionally be locked onto the delivery tube to prevent further sliding under stresses when pushed against tissue. Multiple exoskeletal devices or sleeves can also be used to achieve more complicated shapes for hard-to-reach anatomical sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: An-Min Jason Sung, Dennis D. Jamiolkowski, Guanghui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10220190
    Abstract: A catheter includes a catheter body having a proximal end, a beveled distal end, and a lumen therethrough. The beveled distal end defines an elliptical port for releasing contrast or other media through the lumen and from the elliptical port. The catheter may also be used delivering devices or for aspirating or extracting materials from the vasculature or other body lumens. A fixed guidewire extends distally from the distal end of the catheter body, typically from the distal-most edge of the elliptical port. The fixed wire is typically malleable so that it can be manually formed into a desired shape. The elliptical port may be flat or concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Culvert Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Luis Fernando Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10220147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixing and injector device which can include: a housing having a plurality of separate and distinct chambers disposed therein; one or more displacement mechanisms corresponding to each of the plurality of chambers disposed within the housing; a needle assembly being provided about one of the plurality of chambers, the needle assembly including the following: a septum; a needle being separated from the plurality of chambers by the septum, the needle having a proximal end configured to pierce the septum in an actuated state; and a needle carrier, the needle carrier being configured to translate axially with respect to and toward the septum and pierce the septum and provide fluid communication from the plurality of chambers through the needle in the actuated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Adam R Standley, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon
  • Patent number: 10213589
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10213540
    Abstract: A system associated with a medical treatment device for detecting a condition of a patient includes an input device including at least a camera or a microphone. The system also includes a medical treatment device with a controller/classifier and at least one of flow controller, a pump, and/or an alarm output. The controller/classifier has at least a video-image processor or an audio processor configured to recognize a face and a body or to recognize changes in skin color, facial expression, or body position. The controller/classifier may also recognize speech and classify predefined normal and irregular sound patterns, and output state data corresponding thereto. The controller/classifier is connected to apply the state data to the at least one flow controller, pump, and/or alarm output. The controller/classifier is further adapted to control the at least one flow controller, pump, and/or alarm output responsively to the state data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, James M. Brugger
  • Patent number: 10201694
    Abstract: A medical catheter control valve includes a valve body defining a fluid channel and a single open-end hole extended across the fluid channel, and a click-on mechanism consisting of a plunger unit with a through hole and a spring member and mounted in the single open-end hole. When click the plunger unit, the plunger unit is shifted to keep the through hole in alignment with the fluid channel for allowing a fluid to pass through the fluid channel. When push back the plunger unit, the through hole is deviated from the fluid channel and the fluid channel is blocked. Thus, the medical catheter control valve can be conveniently controlled with one single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Liang-Chuan Liu, Shih-Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10195413
    Abstract: A medical connector for use in a fluid pathway includes a substantially transparent housing having a proximal end with a proximal opening and a distal end with a distal opening, and a cavity extending therebetween. The connector provides a substantially visible fluid flow path extending through a substantial portion of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow, Bob Foret
  • Patent number: 10195361
    Abstract: A portable auto-injector is capable of moving from a compact state where the auto-injector is in a shape easier to transport than in an activation state wherein the auto-injector has been extended. A safety limits movement of the needle assembly and prevents premature needle sticks. The drug is stored in one or more dry and wet medicament states until need.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Buchine, Christopher Stepanian, Adam Standley
  • Patent number: 10195395
    Abstract: Catheters, sheaths, or other tubular devices are provided that include a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, and a steerable distal portion. The tubular device includes a primary lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends; an auxiliary lumen adjacent the primary lumen; and one or more reinforcement members including windings extending helically along at least the distal portion, at least some of the windings passing between the primary and steering element lumens and at least some of the windings surrounding both the primary and steering element lumens. In one embodiment, a steering element is slidably disposed within the auxiliary lumen. Apparatus and methods for making such tubular devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull