Patents Examined by Kami A Bosworth
  • Patent number: 10463805
    Abstract: An injection needle assembly is presented having an injection needle; a tubular needle holder having distal engagement means and proximal engagement means; a tubular cap having proximal outer engagement means and proximal inner engagement means; a tubular needle cover having first engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal engagement means, and second engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal outer engagement means of the cap. A needle cover is arranged to be displaced from a first position wherein the second engagement means and the proximal outer engagement means prevents the needle cover and the needle holder to be axially displaced by a linear displacement, to a second position wherein the needle cover and the needle holder are distally displaced where the needle holder can be displaced distally, but not proximally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, David De Salvo, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 10456504
    Abstract: An acicular body includes a support plate having a brightness of 5.0 or less, and a needle disposed on the support plate. The needle includes a tip formed to pierce a skin and a light transmission area which is located in an area including the tip and has a total light transmittance of 20% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Takako Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10456555
    Abstract: An intravascular access system for facilitation of intraluminal medical procedures within the neurovasculature through an access sheath. The system includes an aspiration or support catheter having a flexible, distal luminal portion having an inner diameter defining a lumen extending between a proximal opening at a proximal end of the luminal portion and a distal opening at a distal end of the luminal portion. The catheter has a rigid spine coupled to at least the proximal end of the luminal portion and extending proximally therefrom. The system includes a dilator having a flexible, distal dilator portion sized to be received within the lumen of the luminal portion. Associated systems, devices, and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Route 92 Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michi E. Garrison, Tony M. Chou, Scott D. Wilson
  • Patent number: 10456562
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems are provided for sealing a lung region. The target lung compartment is accessed and isolated via an isolation catheter. Fluid is delivered into the target lung compartment such that the target compartment is pressurized and the fluid flows through the collateral flow channel. A sealing agent is injected into the isolated lung compartment such that the agent is carried by the fluid to the collateral flow channel, thereby sealing the collateral flow channel. Variables of air flow may be measured or analyzed prior to injection of the sealing agent, or the sealing agent may be introduced into the region after a suitable time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Pulmonx Corporation
    Inventors: Sri Radhakrishnan, Ryan Olivera
  • Patent number: 10456525
    Abstract: Described is an auto-injector comprising a syringe carrier adapted to contain a syringe. The syringe carrier has a ramp member with a first ramp and a second ramp. The auto-injector comprises a chassis including a resilient beam having a beam head adapted to engage the ramp member. The first ramp is adapted to deflect the beam head in a radial direction relative to the chassis and the second ramp is adapted to deflect the beam head in a tangential direction relative to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Kemp, Simon Brereton
  • Patent number: 10456552
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for intracranial vessel access. In particular, a system including a co-axial combination of a steerable variable thickness microwire operatively supporting a tapered larger bore support and larger bore distal access catheter is described. Methods of advancing the intracranial access system through the vasculature are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 10449294
    Abstract: An infusion pump system can operate to control dispensation of medicine according to a closed-loop delivery mode and according to an open-loop delivery mode. In the closed-loop delivery mode, the system can determine user-specific settings. In the open-loop delivery mode, the system can determine insulin dosages for dispensation based at least in part on the user-specific settings that were determined during the closed-loop delivery mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Estes
  • Patent number: 10441758
    Abstract: Substance delivering spacer devices may comprise expandable reservoirs that are implantable in paranasal sinuses and other cavities, openings and passageways of the body to maintain patency and to provide sustained local delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic substance. Delivery apparatus including elongate tubular members as well as shapeable distal portions and atraumatic tips are provided. Also provided are sinus penetrator devices and systems for performing ethmoidotomy procedures or for creating other openings in the walls of paranasal sinuses or other anatomical structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan P. Muni, Hung V. Ha, Randy S. Chan, Nga K. Van
  • Patent number: 10434261
    Abstract: A drug pellet delivery system includes a housing having a cavity. A cartridge is positioned within the cavity and includes a body having a channel. The body includes a first pair of rails and a second pair of rails. A plunger is slidably disposed in the housing and the cartridge. The plunger is configured to move a drug depot through the channel and out of the housing. Kits and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd M. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10426924
    Abstract: A placement aid for placing a catheter and a sensor wire into a body including a replacement device arranged in an interchangeable and replaceable manner having a main body, a placement needle, a catheter and a sensor wire. The placement needle is arranged within the catheter so that a tip of the placement needle protrudes from an end of the catheter along a puncturing direction and penetrates the skin when the catheter is inserted along the puncturing direction to generate a skin opening through which the catheter can be guided up to a subcutaneous final position. The sensor wire is arranged in the placement needle when the catheter is inserted along the puncturing direction and when the subcutaneous final position of the catheter is reached, the placement needle can be withdrawn from the catheter against the puncturing direction and the sensor wire remains in the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Medizinische Universit├Ąt Graz
    Inventors: Martin Fritz, Christian W├╝ster, Werner Regittnig
  • Patent number: 10426915
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a handle portion having a distal end, a proximal end, and a substantially hollow body defining a valve chamber therein; a curved incising tube partially housed within the handle portion adjacent the handle portion proximal end, extending a predetermined distance from the handle portion, and in fluid communication with the valve chamber; a local anesthetic inlet tube partially housed within the handle portion adjacent the handle portion distal end, extending a predetermined distance from the handle portion, and in fluid communication with the valve chamber; a local anesthetic delivery actuator disposed on the handle portion, whereby the local anesthetic delivery actuator is selectively operative between opened and closed valve chamber positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kenneth Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 10426899
    Abstract: Medical device assemblies having a connection mechanism for securely connecting a hub to fluid storage containers in a luer slip relationship are described. An exemplary medical device includes a hub forming a cavity, a second indicating element disposed within the cavity that engages the hub. Additional features of the medical device include a second indicating element contoured to form a line contact with the hub. In a specific configuration, the hub includes a first indicating element attached to the hub and extending proximally into the cavity having a protrusion. In a more specific configuration, the medical device includes a fluid storage container that has an indication system for visually indicating optimal fluid-tight engagement of the hub and the fluid storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Waheed Abid, Peter Douglas, Ivan Zivkovic
  • Patent number: 10420709
    Abstract: An enteral dosing control coupling comprising a cylindrical collar defining a hollow internal chamber and a lumen extension tip projecting axially into the internal chamber, the lumen extension tip defining an internal lumen extending therethrough. In example forms, the lumen extension tip is integrally formed with the cylindrical collar. In other example forms, the lumen extension tip is a separate piece and is removably engageable within the cylindrical collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Davis, Aaron N. Ingram, Duane Webb, Mariann Cary
  • Patent number: 10420900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protection device (1) intended to at least partially cover the needle (2) of an injection device, comprising: a support (3) of the protection device (1), a sleeve (4) movable axially in translation with respect to the support (3), an arrangement (14) for returning the sleeve (4) from an injection position to a protection position, an axial guidance arrangement (29, 30) for preventing the sleeve (4) from pivoting with respect to the support (3), one peg (6) directly and at least elastically, coupled longitudinally to the support (3) or the sleeve (4) and housed in a passageway (10) defining a first section (11) and a second section (12) followed by the peg (6) from a storage position to the injection position and then to the protection position, and a safety arrangement (21; 36, 34, 35) part of which being elastically deformable, arranged in a way as to prevent the peg from returning from the second section to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Laurent Barrelle
  • Patent number: 10413676
    Abstract: A medication injection device includes a plunger head having an elastomer housing that fits within a barrel. The plunger head includes an ultrasonic transducer that sends and receives ultrasonic signals in the form of ultrasonic waves, an antenna, a microcontroller that interfaces with the ultrasonic transducer and the antenna, and a power source that powers the microcontroller and the ultrasonic transducer. The ultrasonic transducer, the antenna, the microcontroller, and the power source may be at least partially encapsulated in the elastomer housing. The microcontroller may be programmed to measure echo times of the ultrasonic waves, compare consecutive echo times, and apply a compensation factor. The microcontroller may also be programmed to calculate a volume of medication dispensed from the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin David Krasnow
  • Patent number: 10406299
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for the sequential intranasal administration of at least one active ingredient selected from a DR group having at least one side effect of respiratory depression and at least one active ingredient selected from an ADR group that counteracts the respiratory depression that may be induced by the active ingredients of the DR group. The invention also relates to a portable sequential intranasal administration device comprising an intranasal administration system according to the principles of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Vapomed Limited
    Inventors: Jacques Seguin, Emad Sabry
  • Patent number: 10406335
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and medicaments that include a drug are provided for use in the treatment of the prostate by locally administering the drug into the bladder of a patient to achieve a sustained concentration of the drug in urine in the bladder sufficient to produce a therapeutic concentration of the drug in the prostate. The drug may be delivered into the bladder from an intravesical drug delivery device inserted into the bladder, wherein the device continuously releases the drug into the urine in the bladder over an extended period of hours or days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TARIS Biomedical LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Giesing
  • Patent number: 10398888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter connector assembly having an insert for use during packaging, shipping, and handling of a catheter connector. The assembly includes a catheter connector having a body with a first half axially aligned with a second half. The first half is rotatable relative to the second half between an open position and a closed position. The first half defines a distal end of the body and the second half defines a proximal end of the body. A proximal end port is configured with the proximal end of the second half for mating communication with a fluid delivery device. The insert is configured with the body when the body is in the open position such that the insert maintains the catheter connector in the open position during packaging, shipping, and handling of the catheter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 10398858
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly, including a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end and a proximal end; first and second shields, each having a tubular body at least partially encircling a portion of the needle, wherein in an initial state, the first shield extends from the hub; a biasing element disposed to urge the second shield distally toward the distal end of the needle; and a releasable retaining arrangement for releasably retaining the second shield in a first state. Upon a predetermined extent of proximal movement of the first shield relative to the hub, the second shield is released, thereby allowing the biasing element to urge the second shield to a second state in which the distal end of the needle is covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Craig Newman, Stephen Richards, Vadim Goykhman, Tieming Ruan
  • Patent number: 10391244
    Abstract: An epinephrine auto-injector use activated device detects and responds to usage of the auto-injector. The resulting use activated device includes an actuator for manual generation of an injection force, as by a patient's hand, and a medicinal reservoir or vial for storing a quantity of medication for injection. A plunger is responsive to the actuator for displacing the medication in the medicinal reservoir, and a needle in fluidic communication with the medicinal reservoir defines a syringe for transporting the displaced medication through an aperture in a distal end of the needle. An electrical coupling, switch or sensor is responsive to movement of the actuator for initiating an alert signal. The alert signal is configured for transmission to a first responder in anticipation of an exigent response for further medical attention, in which the movement corresponds to plunger travel for dispensing the medication in the medicinal reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Katherine Schweikert, Robert J. Schweikert