Patents Examined by Kevin C Sirmons
  • Patent number: 10322227
    Abstract: A kit of components for a medical infusion includes a syringe having a syringe body with a liquid chamber having a volumetric capacity in a range of 5 ml to 30 ml, large bore tubing having an inner diameter greater than 3 mm and less than or equal to 6 mm and a length in a range of 4 feet to 10 feet, a valve with an axially extending valve body with opposing first and second ends, and a package holding the syringe pre-attached to the valve body and the large bore tubing in a sterile condition to thereby provide components in a ready-to-use configuration for insertion of the syringe and valve into an infusion device. The valve body includes an inlet tube residing between the first and second ends of the valve body and an exit port on the first end of the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 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: 10314982
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a drug delivery device includes a housing; a number sleeve threadedly engaged with the housing; a dial link rotatably fixed with the number sleeve in a first axial arrangement relative to each other, the number sleeve being rotatable relative to the dial link in a second axial arrangement; a clutch component connected to an inner proximal section of the number sleeve through multiple flexible assembly fingers. The clutch component can engage the number sleeve with the dial link in the first axial arrangement and disengage the number sleeve from the dial link in the second axial arrangement. The drive assembly includes means for preventing an access to the flexible assembly fingers from the outer proximal section of the number sleeve and/or the flexible assembly fingers from flexing inwardly and disengaging from the connection with the inner proximal section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Blancke, Axel Teucher, Michael Jugl, Christiane Schneider
  • Patent number: 10314979
    Abstract: An injection pen (1) includes a housing (2), a lead screw (75), a dose set member (6), a setback member (17), and a rotatable driver (60). The lead screw (75) is axially moveable in the housing (2). The dose set member (6) is connected to the housing (2) for dose setting and dose correcting. The setback member (17) is operatively connected to the dose set member (6). The rotatable driver (60) is operatively connected to the setback member (17) and the lead screw (75). The driver (60) is prevented from rotating during dose setting and dose correcting, and the driver (60) rotates during an injection to axially move the lead screw (75).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Michael V. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10307547
    Abstract: Syringe assemblies having a passive disabling system to prevent reuse are provided. According to one or more embodiments, the syringe assembly comprises a barrel, plunger rod and detachable thumb press wherein the plunger rod further comprises flexible locking petals that lock the plunger rod within the barrel, a ramp disposed adjacent to the locking element, and one or more frangible connection or break point at the proximal end of the plunger rod disposed either inside the thumb press or immediately adjacent to the thumb press to separate the thumb press from the main body of the plunger rod when a user applies sufficient proximal force to the plunger rod after it has been locked within the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yan Yevmenenko, Andrew Wong
  • Patent number: 10307534
    Abstract: An infusion set includes a first infusion line set that forms a first infusion line with an injection port; and a connector including a male connector end that is insertable into the injection port, a female connector end to which a second infusion line can be connected, a flow channel, and a partition. The injection port and the connector are configured such that, when the male connector end of the connector is inserted into the injection port, the flow channel of the connector is divided by the partition into an in-flow channel configured to let in a liquid from the injection port in the first infusion line and an out-flow channel configured to let out the liquid that has entered the in-flow channel to the injection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Kazuya Akiyama
  • Patent number: 10286157
    Abstract: A resettable and reusable auto-injector with a trigger having a pivot axis dividing an elongate body into distal and proximal portions. The proximal portion has a finger surface on an upper section and a bearing surface projecting downwardly configured to engage a button blocker to function as a safety feature to prevent premature firing of the auto-injector before a needle hider is pressed against an injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stefan Högdahl
  • Patent number: 10286159
    Abstract: A medical injection assembly is provided and includes an introducer with a handle, a sheath, and a scope lumen extending from a first proximal end of the handle to a distal end of the sheath, wherein the scope lumen is configured to receive an endoscope at the first proximal end of the handle and hold the endoscope in a desired position. The introducer includes a cannula lumen extending from a second proximal end of the handle to the distal end of the sheath, wherein the cannula lumen is configured to receive a cannula at the second proximal end of the handle and hold the cannula in a desired position. The medical injection assembly includes a cannula configured such that the distance between the distal tip of the cannula and the axis defined by the sheath of the introducer increases as the cannula is moved in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: URO-1, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip Jack Snoke, Philip Morrison Allred, III, John Joseph Smith
  • Patent number: 10279100
    Abstract: A seal member and outer cylinder needle (OCN) tip part for blocking, in a fluid-tight state, both external peripheral space (EPS) end parts formed between the external-peripheral-surface of an inner needle (IN) and internal peripheral surface of an OCN, for slidably holding the IN in close contact; an opening part formed on the OCN external-peripheral-surface and for intravascular communication with the EPS; an OCN connection part for communicating between the EPS and blood circuit end; an IN connection part for communicating between the IN internal space and other blood circuit end. The movable IN positioned between the projecting position where the tip part protrudes from the OCN tip and the housed position housing the tip inside the OCN. The IN punctures the blood vessel interior while holding the projecting position, and moved to the housed position after puncture allowing blood to extracorporeally circulate via the OCN and IN connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NIKKISO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Chiba, Masato Fujiwara, Satoru Horioka
  • Patent number: 10279149
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a catheter hub fixed to the proximal end of the catheter, a needle positioned inside the catheter, a gripping member connected to a proximal portion of the inner needle, a catheter operating member connected to the catheter hub and movable in the longitudinal direction relative to the inner needle, a guide wire slidably positioned in the inner needle and possessing a length longer than both the inner needle and the catheter, and a wire operating member connected to the guide wire so that movement of the wire operating member results in movement of the guide wire. The catheter operating member is configured to press a portion of the catheter between the proximal end of the catheter and the distal end of the catheter when the user presses on the catheter operating member while puncturing a living body with the needlepoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10279125
    Abstract: In one aspect, a medical injector is provided herein having a body and an overcap releasably attached to the body configured to prevent mounting of a needle prior to mixing of components within the body. In a further aspect, a slidable collet may be provided useable to urge resilient members from an outward disrupted state inwardly to collectively define a needle mount. Advantageously, a medical injector is provided which ensures proper sequence in preparation of the device, particularly with respect to the step of allowing mounting of a medical needle to the device subsequent to preparation of the medicament to be administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Cronenberg, Asif Fayyaz, Atul Patel, Matthew D. Sweeney, Lionel Vedrine
  • Patent number: 10269266
    Abstract: An injection system can have a Syringe Dose and Position Apparatus (SDPA) mounted to a syringe. The SDPA can have one or more circuit boards. The SDPA can include one or more sensors for determining information about an injection procedure, such as the dose measurement, injection location, and the like. The SDPA can also include a power management board, which can be a separate board than a board mounted with the sensors. The syringe can also include a light source in the needle. Light emitted from the light source can be detected by light detectors inside a training apparatus configured to receive the injection. The syringe can have a power source for powering the sensors and the light source. The SDPA and the power source can be mounted to the syringe flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TruInject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Scott Cameron Royston, Matthew Ryan, Cody Garrett Schulz, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10252036
    Abstract: Thrombus removal apparatus includes a balloon catheter with a short balloon at a distal end thereof. An aspiration catheter is disposed coaxially over the balloon catheter. The balloon catheter includes a plurality of holes for the administration of lytic agent. The apparatus does not seal off completely the zone of the vessel around the thrombus, thereby allowing movement of blood within the vessel. The balloon is shaped so that it can be pulled along the vessel in an upstream direction so as to drag against the vessel walls for assisting in the removal of the thrombus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Steen Aggerholm, Kian Olsen
  • Patent number: 10252042
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transdermal microneedle unit and a transdermal microneedle drug delivery device comprising the transdermal microneedle unit. The transdermal microneedle unit comprises a plurality of sheets stacked with each, each the sheet having at least one through hole defined thereon and a barbule arranged at the peripheral of the through hole, wherein the through hole on one sheet is penetrated by the barbules of other sheets and the barbules being juxtaposed to form at least one triangular pyramidal transdermal microneedle. The transdermal microneedle drug delivery device comprises a substrate, a transdermal microneedle unit, a union joint and an injection syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jung-Tang Huang, King-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 10232118
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a drug delivery device includes a drive mechanism comprising a piston rod and a drive member to drive the piston rod to dispense a dose of drug and a dose member coupled to the drive member. The assembly further comprises a return mechanism comprising a spring member. The assembly further comprises a movable member which is coupled to the spring member. In a setting, the movable member is coupled to the dose member and, the movable member is movable from an initial position to a dose set position, thereby biasing the spring member. In the dispensing, the drive member and the movable member are decoupled such that the drive mechanism is operable by the user by application of a driving force to the drive mechanism, wherein the spring member of the return mechanism drives the movable member independently of the driving force towards its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10226379
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering therapeutic agent to an eye includes a body, a cannula, a hollow needle, and an actuation assembly. The cannula extends distally from the body and is sized and configured to be insertable between a choroid and a sclera of a patient's eye. The actuation assembly is operable to actuate the needle relative to the cannula to thereby drive a distal portion of the needle along an exit axis that is obliquely oriented relative to the longitudinal axis of the cannula. The cannula may be inserted through a sclerotomy incision to position a distal end of the cannula at a posterior region of the eye, between the choroid and sclera. The needle may be advanced through the choroid to deliver the therapeutic agent adjacent to the potential space between the neurosensory retina and the retinal pigment epithelium layer, adjacent to the area of geographic atrophy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Brendan J. Oberkircher, Daniel W. Price, Michael F. Keane, Saeed Sokhanvar, Daniel J. Yasevac, Michel G. Bruehwiler, Leah R. Soffer, Isaac J. Khan, Benjamin L. Ko, Christopher D. Riemann, Nathan D. Grubbs
  • Patent number: 10219681
    Abstract: An actuating member, which makes a flexible elongated member for medical use perform a predetermined action, includes a push/pull member and an operating member. The push/pull member includes a first moving portion and a second moving portion which are disposed on a proximal side and are movable relative to each other, a first extending portion that extends from the first moving portion, and a second extending portion that extends from the second moving portion. The push/pull member is pushed/pulled in conjunction with a movement of the first moving portion and the second moving portion. The operating member is rotatable in a circumferential direction of the elongated member. The operating member includes a first guide portion and a second guide portion, which guide the first moving portion and the second moving portion. The push/pull member is capable of making the elongated member perform an advance/retraction action and/or a bending action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Satoru Suehara
  • Patent number: 10220162
    Abstract: A pericardial access device includes a first tube, a second tube coupled to the first tube, and a biasing mechanism coupled to the second tube. The pericardial access device is moveable between an expanded configuration and a contracted configuration. The biasing mechanism biases the pericardial access device towards the expanded configuration, and the pericardial access device moves towards the contracted configuration when a force is applied to the second tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Gil Vardi
  • Patent number: 10220160
    Abstract: A pen needle hub and cover for a pen needle assembly that provides tactile and/or audible indicia of proper attachment between the hub of the pen needle and the pen is provided. Such indicia substantially prevent under- and over-torquing of the pen needle. The tactile indicia may include a user sensing a wave of a torque of peak value followed by a torque of lesser value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Tieming Ruan, Abhijitsinh S. Raj, Joshua D. Horvath, Adam Gold
  • Patent number: 10201659
    Abstract: An administration device comprises a container and a mixing device for mixing an active substance (in a first chamber) with a dilution liquid (in a second chamber). The container has a membrane seal at one end and is combined with a mixing device for mixing the active substance. The administration device has an injection needle unit with a distal needle portion facing away from the container for piercing the skin, and disposed opposite thereto is a proximal needle portion facing the membrane when the administration device is in the initial position, which is thrust through the membrane into the container in a mixing position. The administration device includes a protective sleeve arranged coaxially about the injection needle, movable from the initial position only in the proximal direction relative to the container. The protective sleeve can be non-rotatably connected to the container in the mixing position and rotated relative to the mixing device to perform mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Nadine Kaufmann, Jürg Hirschel, Markus Tschirren
  • Patent number: 10195362
    Abstract: A safety needle device for a medical injector supporting a needle projecting forwardly from the front of the injector body has a tubular sleeve for a supported needle, the sleeve being slidable rearwardly with respect to the needle to expose at least the tip thereof. The sleeve has a forward end for contacting an injection site and a removable cover is engaged in sealing contact with the forward end of the sleeve. The sleeve may have an in-turned flange at its forward end defining an orifice through which the needle projects when the sleeve slides rearwardly. The removable cover may effect a seal to that flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge