Patents Examined by Imani N Hayman
  • Patent number: 10406344
    Abstract: A drug transfer assembly including a connector connectable to a portion of an intravenous line adapted for connection to a patient's bloodstream and an adapter cap removably connectable with the connector is disclosed. The connector is formed of a rigid material and the adapter cap is formed of a pliable material. With the adapter cap connected to the connector, the adapter cap protectively surrounds and shields the connector. The adapter cap provides a cushioning surface which prevents rubbing of the connector against the skin of a patient. In this manner, the adapter cap prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from causing irritation and/or infection to the skin of a patient. Furthermore, the adapter cap provides a protective shield which prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from becoming contaminated with undesirables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 10406301
    Abstract: A fail-safe insufflation device having a thermal cutoff for interrupting power to an electrical heater to prevent overheating of insufflation gas wherein the thermal cutoff operates independent of a temperature control system to provide electrical shutdown of an electrical heater in response to a hostile temperature condition of the insufflation gas or a hostile temperature condition proximate the electrical heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Douglas E Ott, Steven Williams, Nathanial Tran
  • Patent number: 10406332
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods may be used for delivery of an implant to a bodily cavity. The implant may include a hub and a plurality of legs, and may be moveable between a low-profile and expanded configuration. The systems may include a crimping device having a crimping member with a plurality of arms. The plurality of arms may engage the plurality of legs of the implant, and may move the legs to move the implant to the low-profile configuration. In some instances a delivery device may aid in crimping and/or delivery of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intersect ENT, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony J. Abbate
  • Patent number: 10406280
    Abstract: A device (10) for delivering a fluid includes a housing (12) defining an interior space (22) and having a bottom surface (18) configured for contacting a patient. The bottom surface (18) defines a needle opening (56). The device (10) also includes a reservoir (26) disposed within the interior space (22) of the housing (12) for containing a fluid therein, a needle carrier (30) disposed within the housing (12), and an injection needle (28) supported by the needle carrier (30) and defining a lumen. The lumen of the injection needle (28) is configured to be placed in fluid communication with the reservoir (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 10405912
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular or peri-urethral tissue ablation includes multiple needles advanced through supported guide tubes which expand with open ends 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, such as nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The system also controls the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into and beyond the tissue of the vessel wall. The catheter includes structures which provide radial and lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes open uniformly and maintain their position against the interior surface of the vessel wall as the sharpened injection needles are advanced to penetrate into the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 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
  • Patent number: 10398469
    Abstract: An expandable introducer sheath for use in interventional procedures. The expandable introducer sheath can be inserted into a treatment vessel in a first unexpanded configuration. The expandable introducer sheath can expand in diameter during insertion of a device through its main lumen and can then re-collapse down to its unexpanded diameter. The device comprises an inner heat-set folded layer and an outer elastomeric layer. The outer elastomeric layer provides a barrier between the inner folded layer and a vessel wall during unfolding of the inner folded layer to minimize the risk of vessel trauma.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Creganna Unlimited Company
    Inventors: James Coyle, Bernard McDermott, Brendan Marrinan, Liam Farrissey, Adam Szczepanski
  • Patent number: 10398850
    Abstract: A needle shield puller has a deformable tubular body including a proximal end having a proximal opening and a distal end. An opening extends from the proximal opening toward the distal end. The opening is shaped to accommodate a portion of a needle shield. The body has initial and tension states and the opening diameter is greater in the initial state. A cinch is secured to the body at the proximal opening to secure the needle shield puller to the needle shield. The cinch biases the cinch diameter to a relaxed cinch diameter less than the needle shield diameter. A handle at a distal end of the body allows a user to place the body in the tension state. An installation aid comprises an arm releasably engageable with the cinch and the proximal opening to expand the cinch diameter toward a maximum cinch diameter greater than the needle shield diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Allen
  • Patent number: 10391210
    Abstract: An ergonomic attachment system for connecting an irrigation tube or an aspiration tube to a surgical handpiece that reduces surgeon wrist fatigue due to tubing twist. The tube is connected to the handpiece through a swivel joint which allows the tube to rotate circumferentially with respect to the handpiece and self-adjust to a neutral position to relieve the twist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Integra LifeSciences NR Ireland Limited
    Inventors: Prakash Manandhar, Daniel J. Cotter, Robert A. Ketelhohn, Peter L. Gould, Todd Metivier
  • Patent number: 10391248
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a drug delivery device having a reservoir for containing a product, the reservoir having a distally projecting end-piece defining a passageway for the transfer of the product from the reservoir, includes a collar engageable with the end-piece, an adaptor securing member limiting translational movement of the collar with respect to the end-piece once the collar is engaged with the end-piece, at least one adaptor anti-rotation member limiting the rotation of the collar with respect to the end-piece once the collar is engaged with the end-piece, at least one deactivating member neutralizing the adaptor anti-rotation member in response to a turning torque equal or greater than a predetermined value applied to the collar when the collar is engaged with the end-piece, thereby allowing the rotation of the collar with respect to the end-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Michel Bosshardt, Benoit Guillard
  • Patent number: 10391257
    Abstract: An infusion device includes a housing with an interior chamber sized and configured to hold at least a flange and plunger of a syringe, a trigger held by the housing, and a lever in communication with the trigger and including an upwardly extending cam with a cam path having an upper end. The cam is in communication with the flange of the syringe. In response to actuation of the trigger to dispense fluid from the syringe, the upper end of the cam travels upward above the syringe and longitudinally toward a dispensing end of the syringe to linearly translate the plunger of the syringe in a first direction to dispense fluid from the syringe. To refill fluid into the syringe, the upper end of the cam travels downward and longitudinally away from the dispensing end of the syringe to linearly translate the plunger in a second direction to intake fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: 410 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Piehl, Galen C. Robertson, John Tyler Willis Hagler, Robert W. Titkemeyer, Frederic C. Feiler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10391255
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods for tracking administering of medication by syringes is provided. The apparatus may include a plunger head for a syringe. The plunger head may include a transducer that sends and receives ultrasonic signals. The plunger may also include an antenna and a microcontroller that interfaces with the transducer and the antenna. The plunger may also include a power source that powers the microcontroller and the transducer. The transducer, the antenna, the microcontroller, and the power source may be at least partially encapsulated in an elastomer housing that fits within a barrel of the syringe. The microcontroller may be programmed with instructions to calculate data representative of the quantity of medication dispensed from the barrel and transmit the data to a remote device via the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David Krasnow, Peter Howard Smith, Travis Deyle, Russell Mirov
  • Patent number: 10391278
    Abstract: With a push device for the axial insertion of an elongate, flexible body, in particular of a flexible tube, a cable or similar elements into a sheath, and axial force introduction unit is provided, which by way of a non-positive fit or a positive fit, applies a push movement onto the elongate body and is arranged in a stationary manner relative to the sheath or is guided on a predefined movement path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Heike Schulz, Daniel Roehn
  • Patent number: 10391264
    Abstract: A medical device having a forwardly-projecting needle and a selectively-movable needle cap that can be variously positioned to cover all or a portion of the needle, depending upon whether the device is, for example, being transported, aspirated or used to inject a therapeutic fluid. The device can optionally be configured to enable retraction of the needle into the body for safe disposal following use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 10391263
    Abstract: A device is presented for injection of a product into an injection site, comprising: a container provided with a needle, a housing receiving the container, and a needle shield releasably coupled with the container. The device also includes a retaining arrangement provided at or near the distal end of the device, designed for preventing the container from moving distally with respect to the housing until the needle shield is removed from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventor: Franck Carrel
  • Patent number: 10391289
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin administration system capable of improving the efficiency of skin delivery of an ingredient for controlling release of neurotransmitters and, particularly, to a microneedle containing an ingredient for controlling release of neurotransmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Nae-Gyu Kang, Hyun-Jong Lee, Yun-Hee Chang, Tae-Yoon Kim, Ki-Young Kim, Woo-Sun Shim
  • Patent number: 10383991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialyzer, in particular to a peritoneal dialyzer, comprising at least one compressor and comprising at least one pneumatic consumer which is in communication with the compressor such that it can be acted on by compressed air from the compressor, wherein the dialyzer communicates or can communicate with at least one blood pressure cuff such that the blood pressure cuff can be supplied with compressed air by the compressor of the dialyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Norbert Hoernig
  • Patent number: 10384034
    Abstract: An interventional catheter for treating an artery includes an elongated body sized and shaped to be transcervically introduced into a common carotid artery at an access location in the neck. The elongated body has an overall length such that the distal most section can be positioned in an intracranial artery and at least a portion of the proximal most section is positioned in the common carotid artery during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10376673
    Abstract: A steerable guide catheter includes a tip ring at a distal end and one or more pullwires configured to engage with the tip ring when put in tension, the pullwire(s) thereby subjecting the steerable guide catheter to a curving or turning force. The tip ring includes a saddle and one or more pullwire channels allowing the pullwire to be looped over the saddle such that when the pullwire is placed under tension, it abuts against the saddle of the tip ring. Some embodiments include additional catheters axially aligned within or outside of the steerable guide catheter, and include a keying feature aligning the rotation of the multiple catheters. The keys of the keying feature can be formed of a polyamide with a glass microsphere filler, and can be thermally welded to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Evalve, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan T. Van Hoven, Jose C. Vital, Amy Lee
  • Patent number: 10376618
    Abstract: A thoracic catheter system comprises a flexible thoracic catheter for inserting into a thoracic cavity of a human. A distal end of the thoracic catheter has a plurality of apertures. A proximate end of the thoracic catheter is designed to extend out of the thoracic cavity. A three way valve is one of fused with and removably attached to the proximal end of the thoracic catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventors: Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, David Hilton Ballard, Jeffery Adam Weisman, Horacio Ruben Vincent D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 10376639
    Abstract: Pump cassettes, infusion systems, and methods are described. An example infusion pump system may include a cassette recess with one or more valve actuators that extend through a surface of the cassette recess to operate a corresponding valve in a fluid passageway of a pump cassette mounted in the cassette recess. The valve actuator may include a base portion, a shaft extending from the base portion through the surface, and a spring disposed on the shaft and extending along a portion of the shaft. The spring may be disposed interior to the back surface. The system may include first and second valve actuators configured to operate corresponding first and second valves located on opposing sides of a pump chamber of the fluid passageway. A piston may be configured to cooperate with the first and second valve actuators to pump a fluid through the fluid passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Michael Magers, Edward Browka