Patents Examined by Larry R Wilson
  • Patent number: 10532149
    Abstract: A suction device includes an outer tube having an inlet at a first end and an inner suction tube located within the outer tube, the inner suction tube having an inlet at a first end corresponding to the first end of the outer tube. The inlet of the inner suction tube is offset by a distance from the inlet of the outer suction tube, such that the inlet of the inner suction tube is located within the outer suction tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Prabhat K. Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10507285
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are described employing pressurized gas to transfer, mix and/or reconstitute medicament contained in a vial and flowing it into an injection device. Pressurized gas may be provided by prefilled cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Enable Injections, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Dunki-Jacobs, Michael D. Hooven, Matthew J. Huddleston, Richard P. Nuchols, Joetta Renee Palmer, David Stefanchik
  • Patent number: 10478534
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10471247
    Abstract: A catheter coupling has a tubing and two jaws extending in the longitudinal direction of the tubing which form a channel having an orifice to accommodate an end section of a catheter when the jaws abut against each other. The jaws are interconnected at a respective jaw end via a jaw joint having a joint axis extending transversely to the tubing. The other jaw end includes a snap-in locking member and a counter snap-in locking member, respectively, interacting therewith to form a snap-in locking arrangement. In the engagement position, the tubing is deformed by at least one jaw deformation component to securely accommodate the catheter. The coupling has at least one inspection window that allows a stop in the tubing for the end section of the catheter to be visually inspected to prevent an end section of the catheter from being introduced into the tubing if it is too short.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: Raumedic AG, B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Kellner, Frank Skaper, Thomas Jakob, Manuela Bezela, Iris Blum, Martin Sippel, Heinz Wiegel
  • Patent number: 10463845
    Abstract: A low-profile access port for subcutaneous implantation within the body of a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a receiving cup that provides a relatively large subcutaneous target to enable a catheter-bearing needle to access the port without difficulty. In addition, the access port includes a valve/seal assembly to permit pressurized fluid injection through the port while preventing backflow. In one embodiment, therefore, a low-profile access port comprises a body including a conduit with an inlet port at a proximal end thereof, and a receiving cup. The receiving cup is concavely shaped to direct a catheter-bearing needle into the conduit via the inlet port. The receiving cup is oriented substantially toward a skin surface when subcutaneously implanted within the patient to ease needle impingement thereon. A valve/seal assembly disposed in the conduit enables passage of the catheter therethrough while preventing fluid backflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Stats, Bret Hamatake, Dwight T. Hibdon, Kelly J. Christian
  • Patent number: 10449345
    Abstract: A microneedle puncture instrument includes a pinch section including a first pinch element and a second pinch element arrayed in an array direction and configured to individually pinch the skin in a pinch direction, which intersects with the array direction, the first pinch element and the second pinch element being connected to each other with a distance therebetween maintained within a predetermined range; and a puncture section configured to puncture the skin while pinching the skin in the pinch direction at a position between the first pinch element and the second pinch element in the array direction, the puncture section including a microneedle for puncturing the skin and a support portion that supports the microneedle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Sumida
  • Patent number: 10441744
    Abstract: This invention relates to systems for delivering medical devices, as well as related systems and methods. The invention also relates to methods of prevention and treatment of biofilm related contamination of systems or devices for medication delivery and methods of treating medical devices, such as catheters, to prevent infection from said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Yannan Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10420923
    Abstract: A device for providing an implanted injection site capable of delivering a therapeutic substance or medication into the subarachnoid space. The receiving compartment is implanted under the skin adjacent the spine. Injections may be made repeatedly into the membrane for delivering the therapeutic substance without the need for repeated spinal taps. Medications such as immunoglobulin may be administered intrathecally directly into the central nervous system bypassing the blood brain barrier providing more concentrated, effective and less costly treatment of diseases such as Alzheimer's disease. Another embodiment is a method of administering an immunoglobulin composition having a four to six percent concentration incrementally over time by alternately removing cerebrospinal fluid and injecting the immunoglobulin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Amiram Katz
  • Patent number: 10384005
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an IDDC system utilizes an intelligent therapeutic agent delivery system comprised of one, but more likely an array of “cells” containing therapeutic agent(s) and/or diagnostic agents(s); an integrated bio-sensing system designed to sample and analyze biological materials using multiple sensors that include both hardware and software components. The software component involves biomedical signal processing to analyze complex liquid mixtures and a microcontroller(s) acts as interface to the biosensors, to the therapeutic delivery elements, and to a communications system(s) for the purpose of controlling the amount of therapeutic agent to deliver and also to provide information in a useful form to interested parties on the progress of therapy and compliance thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NEW WORLD PHARMACEUTICALS, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick A. Sexton, Ian Ivar Suni, Cetin Cetinkaya, Stephanie Schuckers, Eduard Sazonov
  • Patent number: 10350359
    Abstract: A dosing device for an injection device, the dosing device including an actuating element for adjusting and/or dispensing a dose from the injection device, a thrust element for generating a forward movement for discharging a dose and a coupling to which the actuating element and the thrust element are coupled such that a rotational movement of the actuating element is transmitted directly to the thrust element and an axial movement of the actuating element is different than an axial movement of the thrust element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Stefan Burren, Jürg Hirschel, Samuel Martinoia, Ulrich Moser, Markus Tschirren
  • Patent number: 10342920
    Abstract: A fluid control system for delivery of a liquid includes a pneumatic drive that incorporates a linear actuator to effect known volume changes in a gas reservoir. The gas reservoir is in fluid communication with a gas-side reservoir that is separated from a fluid-side reservoir by a flexible membrane. Movement of the linear actuator effects positive or negative volume differences on the gas in the gas-side reservoir, resulting in a decrease or increase in pressure of the gas that is transmitted to the fluid-side reservoir to draw fluid, primarily liquid, in from a source or deliver liquid out to a sink. In another aspect, a mechanism is provided for the detection and elimination of air bubbles in the fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TURNPOINT MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Carlisle, Lawrence M. Kuba
  • Patent number: 10335532
    Abstract: A dialysis system is disclosed including an autoconnection mechanism. The autoconnection mechanism in an embodiment is configured such that (i) a tip protector remover is translated in a first direction towards a plurality of supply line connectors, (ii) the tip protector remover is locked to each of a plurality of supply line tip protectors connected to the plurality of supply line connectors, (iii) the tip protector remover is translated in a second direction away from the plurality of supply line connectors to remove the plurality of supply line tip protectors from the supply line connectors, the tip protector remover is translated in a third direction different from the first and second directions, and (v) solution line connectors are translated towards the supply line connectors to connect each of the solution line connectors to one of the supply line connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter HealthCare S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Kurt Holmquist, Peter A. Hopping
  • Patent number: 10322224
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing peritoneal dialysis includes a housing; a peritoneal dialysis supply bag supported by and/or located above the housing; a first valve for controlling gravity flow of fresh peritoneal dialysis fluid from the supply bag to a patient; a second valve for controlling gravity flow of used peritoneal dialysis fluid from the patient to a drain; and a pressure sensor positioned and arranged with respect to the gravity flow of fresh peritoneal dialysis fluid or the gravity flow of used peritoneal dialysis fluid to provide a reading used to evaluate a head height pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Robert Warren Childers, Vital Eerlingen, Patrick Balteau, Duane Belongie
  • Patent number: 10300258
    Abstract: An apparatus for natural treatment for middle ear infection has a single use sachet. The sachet has a pocket that holds a limited quantity of mustard essential oil. The sachet has a neck and a dropper and the sachet can be squeezed to flow drops for pouring into an ear canal. The sachet is put in a microwave oven just before use for only substantially 30 seconds to heat the oil and up to five drops of heated oil is squeezed into an ear canal of a person with severe ear itching indicative of a middle ear infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10293116
    Abstract: A device (10) is provided for facilitating insertion of a needle or a cannula into a vein of a patient. The device comprises a fluid chamber (23) adapted to be held in operable engagement with a surface of the patient's skin by a fastener (30/34/35) that extends about a limb of the patient. The device is adapted to create a volume of reduced pressure within the fluid chamber, so as to facilitate expansion of an underlying part of the vein. The device enables insertion of a needle or cannula into the expanded part of the vein, whilst the fluid chamber remains operably engaged with the surface of a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Olberon Medical Innovation SAS
    Inventors: Arash Bakhtyari-Nejad-Esfahani, John Lawrence Altrip
  • Patent number: 10279109
    Abstract: A system for injecting and controlling a flow of liquid to be injected, including: a peristaltic pump; a catheter delivering the liquid to be injected; a pressure sensor measuring liquid pressure in the catheter; a controller receiving data from the pressure sensor and controlling the pump on the basis of the data measured at different times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventors: Raymond Campagnolo, Pierre Jallon
  • Patent number: 10251983
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee
  • Patent number: 10252038
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a nasal cavity comprises an elongated member comprising a hollow exterior cannula and a hollow interior cannula. The interior cannula is flexible, is at least partially housed within the exterior cannula, and comprises an inlet for intake of the fluid and at least one outlet for ejecting the fluid. The exterior cannula has outlets for ejecting the fluid which are positioned within the nasal cavity by inserting the distal end of the device through a given nostril. A portion of the device has a continuously curving centerline that divides the device into a first and second lateral section. At least one outlet is positioned in each of the first and second lateral sections. Rotation of the distal section of the interior cannula within the exterior cannula permits the ejection of fluid predominantly out of outlets on respective lateral sides of the outer cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Neosinus Health LLC
    Inventors: Magda R. Pugh, Kashif Mazhar
  • Patent number: 10245178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are drug delivery ocular implants comprising an elongate outer shell having a proximal end, and distal end and being shaped to define an interior lumen, at least one therepautic agent positioned within the lumen, wherein the outer shell has at least a first thickness, the outer shell comprises one or more regions of drug release, and the implant is dimensioned for implantation within the anterior chamber of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Glaukos Corporation
    Inventors: Harold Heitzmann, Vanessa Tasso
  • Patent number: 10238778
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for automatically switching different aspiration levels to an ocular probe are disclosed herein. The probe may be a phacoemulsification probe. A first aspiration level, supplied by a first pump, may be applied to the probe simultaneously with ultrasonic energy. A second aspiration level, supplied by a second pump, may be automatically switched from the first aspiration level. Control feed back of the pumps may be varied according to set thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Raney, Michael J. Claus, James Gerg, Wayne S. Wong, David A. King, James W. Staggs, Fred Lee