Patents Examined by Justin L Zamory
  • Patent number: 11439750
    Abstract: A medication delivery patch that is applied to the skin and activated to deliver a medication or other fluid into or through the skin. The patch may be completely mechanically driven, with no electronic components, for low cost, safety, and reliability. Pressing an activation button may set in motion a sequence of mechanical events that result in a needle exiting the patch into the skin of the user, and flow of fluid from an internal pouch in the patch into the user. When delivery is complete, another sequence of mechanical events may occur to retract the needle from the skin and stop the flow of fluid, and to show a visible indicator that delivery is complete. The patch may contain a fluid channel, such as a microfluidic channel, that controls the rate and time of delivery; this channel can be configured or selected for different medications or use cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Gina G. Stetsko
  • Patent number: 11439734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an expression kit (2) for a breast pump (1) for extracting breast milk (101) from a human teat (102). The expression kit (2) comprises: a breast pump body (10) comprising a first pressure chamber (11) and a second pressure chamber (21); wherein the first pressure chamber (11) is configured for connection to a pressure unit (30) for generating a in the pressure chamber (11); wherein the second pressure chamber (21) comprises a breast-receiving funnel (22), a milk outlet (23) and a milk path (24) from the breast-receiving funnel (22) to the milk outlet (23); and wherein the first and the second pressure (11, 21) chamber are separated by a breathable membrane (50), which is gas-permeable and liquid-impermeable, for separating the first pressure chamber (11) from liquid in the milk path (24), wherein the breathable membrane (50) is a hydrophobic membrane. Further, the present invention relates to a breast pump (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Aalders, Roy Emile Beunen, Lauret Francisca Stulemeijer
  • Patent number: 11426525
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a housing, a dose member which is displaceable in a proximal direction with respect to the housing for setting of a dose of a drug, a clutch member which is displaced in the proximal direction with respect to the housing when setting the dose, and a stop member configured to define a clutch stop position. The clutch member and the dose member are configured to mechanically cooperate with one another when the clutch member is in the clutch stop position, thereby preventing further displacement of the dose member in the proximal direction with respect to the housing during setting of the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Strehl, Udo Leuschner, Norbert Besenhardt
  • Patent number: 11420035
    Abstract: An adapter constructed to have a proximal portion that interfaces with the internal lumen of a medical device and a distal portion that modifies, augments or extends the configuration or intended use of the medical device. The proximal portion of the adapter interfaces with the internal lumen of the medical device in a manner to secure the adapter to the medical device during use. The distal portion of the adapter is generally outside the lumen of the catheter or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: COVELLUS LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Beach
  • Patent number: 11419986
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device, the supplemental device comprising: a housing; an electromechanical switch arrangement having an open state and a closed state, the electromechanical switch arrangement comprising a protrusion configured to contact a surface of the injection device while the supplemental device is attached to the injection device; a dose dialled detector operable to detect a dose of medicament dialled into the attached injection device; and a processor arrangement configured to: monitor the detected dose of medicament dialled into the attached injection device; detect a change in the state of the electromechanical switch arrangement; and change a display output of the supplemental device when a change in the state of the electromechanical switch arrangement is detected while a zero dose is dialled into the attached injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Haupt
  • Patent number: 11395869
    Abstract: A cannula includes at least one opening at a distal tip, and further includes multiple fenestrations that are maintainable in position substantially immediately or slightly beyond a site or point of cannula entry into a vessel. The fenestrations, in combination with the opening(s) at the cannula's distal tip, enable the simultaneous perfusion of blood into the cannulated vessel along multiple directions, including opposing or anti-parallel blood flow directions relative to a central axis of the cannulated vessel. During a medical procedure (e.g., an extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedure) blood introduced into a vessel such as the femoral artery by way of the cannula can thus exit the cannula in a manner that provides concurrent blood flow in a first direction towards the heart and a second direction away from the heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Tar Toong Victor Chao, Chong Hee Lim
  • Patent number: 11357914
    Abstract: A multi chamber syringe unit includes a body, a separating element and a bypass arrangement. The body has a distal end side, a proximal end side opposite to the distal end side, an interior limited by a side wall between the distal end side and the proximal end side and a longitudinal axis centrally extending from the distal end side to the proximal end side through the body. The separating element is arranged in the interior of the body forming a distal chamber between the distal end side and the separating element and a proximal chamber between the proximal end side and the separating element. The bypass arrangement is a section of the body in which the interior has a constant noncircular cross section orthogonal to the longitudinal axis. The multi camber syringe unit allows for being efficiently prepared and for efficiently providing or administering high quality of prefilled products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC.
    Inventors: Jörg Lümkemann, Tobias Werk
  • Patent number: 11351307
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is provided that has an adjustable dose mechanism allowing setting and locking the dose then administration of the set dose. A method for administering a medicament using the drug delivery system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Beloteca Investment Fund 1, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence J. Kelly
  • Patent number: 11337758
    Abstract: A nozzle device (1) comprises a plurality of multi-fluid nozzles (5) and a body (2) with a bore (8). The bore (8) has a laser entrance (82) and a laser exit (81). The nozzle device (1) is adapted to be mounted to a laser medical device such that a laser beam generated by the laser medical device enters the laser entrance (82) of the bore (8) of the body (2) and exits the laser exit (81) of the bore (8) of the body (2). The body (2) houses the multi-fluid nozzles (5) and the multi-fluid nozzles (5) are arranged around the laser exit (81) of the bore (8) of the body (2). The nozzle device (1) allows to conditioning a tissue at and near where it is cut or drilled by the laser beam of the laser medical device. Thus, the nozzle device (1) is particularly suitable for a laser osteotomic device allowing to minimize collateral damages of the tissue when being cut or drilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ADVANCED OSTEOTOMY TOOLS—AOT AG
    Inventors: Waldemar Deibel, Thomas Richter, Alfredo E. Bruno
  • Patent number: 11331424
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an apparatus, system method for treating neurological conditions by delivering solid form medication to the ventricles or other areas of the brain. Particular embodiments provide an apparatus and method for treating epilepsy and other neurological conditions by delivering solid form medication to ventricles in the brain wherein the medication is contained in a diffusion chamber so as to allow the medication to dissolve in the cerebrospinal fluid of the brain and then diffuse out of the diffusion chamber to be delivered to the ventricles and brain tissue. In one or more embodiments, portions of apparatus have sufficient flexibility to conform to the shape of the ventricles of the brain when advanced into them and/or to not cause deformation of the ventricle sufficient to cause a significant physiologic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Mir Imran, Phillip Morgan, Ben Tranchina, Paul Spehr, Kyle Horlen
  • Patent number: 11331428
    Abstract: A pump set for use with a pumping apparatus includes tubing for carrying a liquid. A valve mechanism is mounted to the tubing between an inlet section and a pump engagement section. The valve mechanism includes a first port connected to the inlet section of the tubing, a second port connected to the pump engagement section of the tubing, and a valve disposed between the first and second ports. The valve includes a stem rotatably mounted within a stem holder. The stem includes a flow passage extending through the stem and having an open V shape whereby a narrow open end of the flow passage communicates with the first port and a wide open end of the flow passage communicates with the second port to place the inlet section of the tubing in communication with the pump engagement section of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Wayne Biermann, Paul Trelford, Kenneth M. Breitweiser, Daniel Schnettgoecke
  • Patent number: 11331437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detachable needle protection cap for injection devices and to a method for producing same. The detachable needle protection cap comprises a housing and at least two shell parts which can be attached to an outer surface of the housing, the shell parts being fastened to an outer surface of the housing. The shell parts can mutually prevent removal of the shell parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Markus Tschirren, Ulrich Moser, Marc Fiechter, Urs Kloetzli, Felix Groetzbach
  • Patent number: 11324894
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device comprises a housing, a dose member which is displaceable in a proximal direction with respect to the housing for setting of a dose of a drug, a clutch member which is displaced in the proximal direction with respect to the housing when setting the dose, and a stop member configured to define a clutch stop position. The clutch member and the dose member are configured to mechanically cooperate with one another when the clutch member is in the clutch stop position, thereby preventing further displacement of the dose member in the proximal direction with respect to the housing during setting of the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Strehl, Udo Leuschner, Norbert Besenhardt
  • Patent number: 11324634
    Abstract: A plug is configured to maintain position within a Eustachian tube of a patient. The plug includes a proximal portion and a distal portion. The proximal portion includes a first body dimensioned bear radially outwardly against the Eustachian tube of the patient. The distal portion includes an anchoring assembly that is configured to lock the plug in the Eustachian tube of the patient. The plug may be formed of a bioabsorbable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Acclarent, Inc., The Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Jetmir Palushi, Henry F. Salazar, Jeffrey B. Everett, Heather M. Wozniak, Dennis S. Poe
  • Patent number: 11305092
    Abstract: Tubular devices are provided that include a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, a central lumen, a conductor extending between the proximal and distal ends adjacent the central lumen, reinforcement members including windings extending helically around the central lumen, and an outer jacket. The tubular device includes a first portion in which the conductor extends helically around the central lumen, and a second portion in which the conductor extends longitudinally and either a) all of the windings surround the central lumen and the conductor remains outside the windings, b) at least some of the windings pass between the central lumen and the conductor and at least some of the windings surround both the central lumen and the conductor, and c) all of the windings surround both the central lumen and the conductor. Methods for making such tubular devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC.
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 11298515
    Abstract: A single-use suppository insertion device includes a barrel, a plunger to be movably coupled to the barrel, and a disabling feature of the barrel or the plunger. The disabling feature may be activated during operational motion of the plunger relative to the barrel, such as during insertion of or withdrawal away from a suppository. The device can include a structural element of the barrel or the plunger to engage with the disabling feature of the barrel or the plunger during insertion of or withdrawal away from the suppository to activate the disabling feature. The disabling feature may be implemented in a number of ways to ensure single-use operation of the single-use suppository insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CRISTCOT LLC
    Inventor: Jennifer J. Davagian
  • Patent number: 11285261
    Abstract: An exemplary syringe adapter for coupling with a syringe may include a housing. A needle-free connector may be disposed in the housing. A communication member may be in slidable engagement with the housing. The communication member may be slidable, with respect to the housing, between an unactuated state and an actuated state of the syringe adapter. A cannula may extend from the communication. In the unactuated state, the cannula may be retracted within the needle-free connector. In the actuated state, the cannula may protrude through and axially beyond the needle-free connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: George Mansour, Linda Ewing, Eugene Mason, Tomas Frausto, Ryan Callahan
  • Patent number: 11229752
    Abstract: A needle hub assembly for coupling to a pen needle delivery device includes an outer cover having a first well receiving the needle hub and inner shield covering a cannula of the needle hub. A second well is spaced from the first well and receives the inner shield. In use, the pen delivery device is coupled to the connecting end of the needle hub to withdraw the needle hub and inner shield from the first well. The inner shield is inserted into the second well where the inner shield is gripped so that the inner shield can be separated from the needle hub without the user handling the outer cover or the inner shield. After use, the needle hub is inserted into the first well and the pen needle delivery device is separated from the needle hub. The needle hub is retained within the first well where the outer cover containing the used needle hub and inner shield can be discarded as a single unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Xi Zeng, Huasheng Huang, Wei Hu, Fei Wang, Tingting Fan
  • Patent number: 11213430
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a securable inner drug delivery plug or stopper that is configured to be inserted into, and secured (retained) within, an opening of the inner ear of an recipient. The securable inner drug delivery plug is configured to deliver drugs directly into the inner ear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Kristien Johanna Maria Verhoeven, Daniel Smyth, Marcus Andersson, Claudiu G. Treaba, Fysh Dadd
  • Patent number: 11202889
    Abstract: An intravascular catheter for peri-vascular and/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, and/or nerve fibers in the outer layer or deep to the outer layer of the vessel, or in prostatic tissue. The catheter may also include structures which provide radial and/or lateral support to the guide tubes so that the guide tubes expand 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: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    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