Patents Examined by Justin L Zamory
  • Patent number: 11833325
    Abstract: An infusion device (50) incl. a preferably soft cannula (1) configured to be inserted by means of an insertion needle. The cannula has a tubular body member having a proximal end and a subcutaneously placed distal portion having a distal end where the distal portion is provided with an opening (2) allowing a portion of a drug conveyed through the tubular body member to discharge. The cannula further comprise, in the distal portion, a radial opening allowing a portion of a drug conveyed through the tubular body member to discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventors: Holger Dirac, John Myhre Frederiksen, Soren Thorup, Bo L. Justesen
  • Patent number: 11826542
    Abstract: A medical infusion device including a chamber characterized by an upper body joined to a lower body via a reversibly collapsible sidewall. The upper body has a first channel fluidly coupled to a needle and a second channel fluidly coupled to an interior of the chamber. The chamber transitions from a collapsed state to the expanded state to retract the needle by introducing fluid into the interior of the chamber through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: David Stroup
  • Patent number: 11819666
    Abstract: A modular drive train is selectively securable within a wearable injector. The drive train includes a chassis and a telescoping driving assembly mounted within the chassis. The driving assembly includes a first shaft rotatable relative to the chassis, and a second shaft connected with the first shaft and axially movable relative thereto. Rotation of the first shaft axially drives the second shaft. The chassis includes one of a bearing and an elastically expandable collar projecting axially forward into the chassis from a rear end thereof, and the first shaft includes the other of the bearing and the elastically expandable collar projecting axially rearwardly from a rear end thereof. The collar is configured to elastically snap over an interference element of the bearing, whereby engagement of the collar with the bearing axially secures the first shaft to the chassis and permits rotation of the first shaft about the bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Bar-El, Gil Yigal, Reuven Y. Filman
  • Patent number: 11805968
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for cleaning an endoscope during a procedure, are disclosed. One method comprises utilizing a trocar comprising a main body defining a cavity for receiving an endoscope, a wash orifice disposed in the main body and configured allow a flow of wash solution into the cavity, and a gas orifice disposed between the distal end of the main body and the wash orifice, the gas orifice configured allow a flow of gas into the cavity, the method comprising: washing the endoscope; drying the endoscope; and managing residual fluids on the endoscope or in the cavity, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Bayou Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajitha Aluru, William Cohn, Jorge Salazar, Scott Sloss, Abdul Umaru
  • Patent number: 11806510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shell assembly for a medicament delivery device, which shell assembly comprises at least one first shell section provided with an entry passage and designed such that at least a major part of a medicament delivery device entered through said entry passage is accommodated inside said at least one first shell section, a closure element operably arranged to said at least one first shell section for closing said entry passage, and fixation elements arranged for fixating said medicament delivery device in relation to said at least one first shell section and said closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Wen-An Chang, Hsueh-Yi Chen, Chia-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 11801349
    Abstract: Devices and methods for use with syringes are disclosed. A plunger rod includes an outer housing having proximal and distal ends and a lumen between the ends, as well as an inner body axially slidable within the lumen between a first and second position. The inner body has a retention member extending therefrom. When the inner body is in the first position, the plunger rod has a first length, and, when the inner body is in the second position, the plunger rod has a second length greater than the first length. When the inner body is in the second position, the inner body is configured to be rotated relative to the outer housing until the retention member is received within the outer housing to preclude the inner body from moving in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignees: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC, Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher J. Murray, Kurt Attermeier, Christoph Zauner
  • Patent number: 11793988
    Abstract: A modular medical device catheter including a parent module and an adapter module. An attachment mechanism couples the adapter module to a surface of an inner lumen of the parent module. The attachment mechanism includes a coil in which a surface of the coil directly engages with the surface of the lumen of the parent module. The adapter module can include an elongated element having one or more electrical conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: COVELLUS LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Beach
  • Patent number: 11793938
    Abstract: A device for injecting a medicament is provided. The device has a housing with a container within it which can hold a medicament. At its proximal end the container has a needle and a stopper. The device includes a plunger which at one end can engage the stopper. At the opposite end, the plunger can engage a first resilient member to move the stopper within the container to inject the medicament from the container. The device includes a collar with distal and proximal ends, the distal end engaging with a carriage and causing its rotation and the proximal end engaging with a second resilient member. The second resilient member can engage with a skin sensor which has distal and proximal ends. At the proximal end, the skin sensor can contact an injection site. The housing has a cap which can reduce or prevent movement of the skin sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: McDermott Laboratories Limited
    Inventors: Michael John Holroyd, Robin Craig Cocker, James Terrence Collins, Paul Christopher Edward Mutti, Daniel Colin Jackson, Michael Edgar Newton
  • Patent number: 11786706
    Abstract: Devices and methods for delivering treatment fluids or particulates such as, stem cells, drugs, Botox and like, to an inner lining of a bladder for treatment of urinary tract disorders, including over-active bladder. A balloon delivery system can include an inflation balloon having a plurality of micro-needles configured to pierce and otherwise puncture an inner bladder wall so as to deliver the treatment fluid to bladder tissue. The treatment fluid can be directly injected into the bladder tissue using the micro needles. Alternatively, the micro needles can be fabricated of bioabsorbable or bioresorbable materials such that the micro needles can remain embedded within the bladder tissue to deliver the treatment fluid or particulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Carrie Lee Herman, Natalie Ann Borgos, Kari L. Cierzan
  • Patent number: 11786661
    Abstract: The invention is a single use delivery device configured to enable reconstitution of a lyophilized agent (e.g., vaccine, drug, medicament, etc.) stored within for subsequent delivery of the reconstituted fluid agent to a patient in a controlled manner and without requiring specialized skill in reconstituting the agent or administering delivery of such agent. The delivery device is prefilled with an individual dose of a lyophilized agent and configured to be filled on-site and in the field with a dose of diluent for reconstitution of the lyophilized agent, while remaining sterile and preventing the potential for contamination during the filling process. The delivery device is further configured to be rendered incapable of reuse followings its intended use of delivering the fluid agent to a patient, thereby preventing reuse of the device and reducing the risk of the spreading blood-borne diseases through reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Marc Andrew Koska
  • Patent number: 11786714
    Abstract: A morselizer comprising (a) a hollow cylindrical structure with an inner wall and an outer wall and comprising a first end section, a second end section, and a center section extending axially between the first end section and the second end section providing a substantially axial liquid pathway therein; (b) wherein each end section comprises a axially and radially hollow luer fitting that is attachable to a structure with a complementarily sized luer fitting; and (c) one or more blades extending transversally across the inner diameter of the center section wherein (i) each blade is comprised of a plurality of ends, including a posterior end secured to at least the center wall section inner wall at a center section inner wall first position and an anterior end proximal a center section inner wall second position opposite the center section inner wall first position, with a gap positioned between the blade anterior end and the center section inner wall second position, and (ii) at least two ends comprise cutti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventor: Hilton Becker
  • Patent number: 11786671
    Abstract: A protective device for the needle tube of a syringe, including a housing which can be pivoted on a support base which has an open housing side in the pivot plane, so that the needle tube can be pivoted into the housing after being used for injection and wherein on the housing side, a retaining device is provided for the needle tube which has been pivoted inwards. The invention proposes that in addition to the connection of a film hinge in order to form a pivot axis, the support base and the pivotable housing are additionally connected together via a predetermined breaking point and wherein after being used for injection, the housing can be pivoted back over the destroyed predetermined breaking point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: CA-DIGITAL GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Fischer, Tobias Wilke, Bernd Mohr
  • Patent number: 11786265
    Abstract: A transvascularly placed steerable microcatheter, further including internal steerability and the ability to articulate in a direction at right angles to its longitudinal axis at or near its distal end. The steerable microcatheter is generally fabricated from stainless steel, nitinol, or other metal and includes an outer tube, an inner tube, hub structures, and a distal articulating region. The steerable microcatheter can be advanced through a body lumen in its straight configuration and then be selectively articulated or curved to permit negotiation of tortuous curvature. The microcatheter is especially suited to robotic or powered control applications with user intervention or using artificial intelligence (AI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Indian Wells Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Alan Lenker, James Alexander Carroll, Eugene Michael Breznock, Donald J. Kolehmainen
  • Patent number: 11766520
    Abstract: Single use hydraulic drive devices and single use large volume injectors are described. A method for single use hydraulic drive including releasing a holding device to move a catalyst coated portion of a rod into a reagent filled chamber, generating pressure in the chamber due to at least one of gas creation and thermal expansion from a chemical reaction between the catalyst coated portion and the reagent, hydraulically displacing a movable object in hydraulic communication with the chamber, and stopping further chemical reaction when the pressure exceeds a holding device force threshold to enable the holding device to re-hold a retracted catalyst coated portion of the rod outside of the chamber. The self-regulating pressure in the chamber enables a controlled rate of hydraulic displacement of the movable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Nypro Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Coyne
  • Patent number: 11752313
    Abstract: A balloon catheter includes an elongated catheter shaft, an expandable balloon connected to the elongated catheter shaft, and a sheath that defines a lumen and includes a therapeutic agent disposed within the lumen. The balloon catheter further includes a first configuration and a second configuration. When in the first configuration, the expandable balloon is disposed distally from the sheath such that an outer surface of the expandable balloon does not contact the lumen. Further, when in the second configuration, at least a portion of the outer surface of the expandable balloon is disposed within the lumen of the sheath such that it contacts the therapeutic agent. At least a portion of the therapeutic agent that contacts the outer surface of the expandable balloon is transferred from the lumen of the sheath to the outer surface of the expandable balloon when the balloon catheter is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Shyam Nagasrinivasa, Claudio Silvestro
  • Patent number: 11752312
    Abstract: Active Energy Facilitated Drug Delivery platform for delivering therapeutics to biological tissue through electrical conductivity. This delivery method is comprised of an elastic alloy to encase a balloon or drug deposition, where the alloy acts to emit an electric field in aiding and actively allowing the pharmaceutical agent to have enhanced permeation, binding and internalization to cells and the biological matrix. A therapeutic agent is deposited onto a balloon to embody the drug deposition, reservoir whereby the electrical field facilitates the active transfer of a pharmaceutical agent to the target tissue is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Hydra Vascular LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Phat Hatran
  • Patent number: 11744755
    Abstract: Modules for housing electronic and electromechanical medical equipment including a system to measure and record administration of one or more IV medications or fluids for IV administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical + Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Susan D. Augustine, Garrett J. Augustine, Brent M. Augustine, Ryan S. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold
  • Patent number: 11738174
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to devices and related methods for delivering a composition to a subject. In some embodiments, a device may include a catheter coupled to a handle. The handle may include proximal and distal handle portions that are moveable relative to one another to selectively expose a needle at a distal end of the catheter. The proximal handle portion may include a container coupling and a grip extending proximally from the container coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Sofregen Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Brown, Christopher P. Gulka, Anh Hoang-Lindsay, Thomas L. Carroll
  • Patent number: 11730426
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to medical catheters, including electrophysiological catheters, comprising a catheter maintaining at least one electrode including a plurality of electrode segments. The catheter can include a plurality of slots in which the electrodes can be secured so that the electrodes are at least partially positioned within a center lumen of the catheter. Methods of manufacturing medical catheters are also disclosed. In various methods of assembling a catheter, a hollow, tubular catheter made of a compliant material having a very small, micro or nano outside diameter is provided. Then, the slots are formed in the catheter and the electrode segments are positioned within the slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignees: Heraeus Medical Components LLC, Heraeus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Mark A. Hjelle, Katharina Musiol, Christiane Leitold
  • Patent number: 11730924
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatuses for detecting an obstructive material within a lumen of an aspiration catheter using one or more sensors with the lumen of the suction catheter to prevent excess blood loss and improve operation of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Inquis Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Vahid Saadat, William Jason Fox, Neekon Saadat, Mojgan Saadat, Mahyar Z. Kermani