Patents Examined by Lauren P Farrar
  • Patent number: 10463799
    Abstract: A gasket (13) for use in a medical syringe is provided, which includes a main body (14) made of an elastic material, and a lamination film (15) provided on a surface of the main body (14). The gasket (13) has a circumferential surface portion (17) to be kept in contact with an inner peripheral surface of a syringe barrel (11) of the syringe. The gasket (13) has a groove (22) provided in the circumferential surface portion (17) thereof as extending circumferentially thereof. The groove (22) has a depth of not less than 0.8D (?m), preferably not less than D (?m), wherein D (?m) is the thickness of a portion of the lamination film (15) present in the circumferential surface portion (17) of the gasket (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kaneko, Hiroaki Nakano
  • Patent number: 10463794
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an operation aid for a medication delivery device, which is configured to alleviate the operation of an actuator of the medication delivery device. Furthermore, a system comprising a medication delivery device and an operation aid is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Stefan Wendland, Stephen David Butler, Mark Phillip Horlock
  • Patent number: 10463846
    Abstract: Apparatus and techniques for securing a medical device with hemostasis valve are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Radux Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Gordon, Ryan Balko, Anders Olmanson, Travis White
  • Patent number: 10456526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-compartment medical device for segregated storage and on demand mixing of at least two components and expression of a resulting mixture from the device having a tubular barrel with an opening and a gasket sealing the rear end through which a plunger is axially slidable within the tubular barrel. At least one bypass is provided in the barrel in order to enable fluid movement of the components between front and rear compartments and rear compartments. The present invention is also directed to methods for the use of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Lan Wang, Leo B. Kriksunov
  • Patent number: 10449288
    Abstract: An irrigation and aspiration device includes a drive assembly, an evacuation chamber, and a delivery apparatus. The delivery apparatus includes an evacuation tube configured to hold an irrigation solution and a vacuum tube that is in fluid communication with the evacuation chamber. The drive assembly is configured to store a restoration energy within the evacuation chamber and force the irrigation solution out of the evacuation tube in response to an applied force. The device is configured to use the restoration energy to draw an aspiration fluid into the vacuum tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee:, LLC
    Inventors: Man-Yee Karen Tsang, Mark Donald Piehl, Joseph Charles Ferrante, III
  • Patent number: 10434298
    Abstract: A piston for a needleless valve system comprising a head portion configured to be disposed in the needleless valve system and controlling fluid flow through the needleless valve system. The head portion comprising a continuous top surface, and an opening disposed proximate the continuous top surface, wherein the continuous top surface is non-planar when the opening is in an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Devin Panian, Jonathan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10426897
    Abstract: Container holder assembly for a medicament delivery device comprising a housing part 22, a container holder 50, and a spring-biased needle guard 82, wherein the needle guard 82 is configured to disconnect from the container holder 50 upon movement from the extended position to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carebay Europe LTD
    Inventor: John Laiosa
  • Patent number: 10420919
    Abstract: Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are described herein. More particularly, the disclosure relates to introducers suitable for providing access to a body vessel and methods of using introducers. An example introducer comprises a sheath and a dilator moveably disposed within the sheath. The distal end of the dilator has a closed configuration and an open configuration and movement between the open and closed configurations can be accomplished by applying a proximally-directed force on the sheath such that the sheath moves in a proximal direction relative to the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Eaton
  • Patent number: 10413674
    Abstract: An injection device includes a housing, a dosing member held so as to be rotatable and fixed in the housing and an injection sleeve held so as to be rotationally fixed in relation to the housing and displaceable therein. A latching unit of the injection device is configured to act between two components thereof which, during setting of an amount of injection fluid to be dispensed, move relative to one another. A set amount of injection fluid is unequivocally assigned to each relative position of the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Haselmeier AG
    Inventor: Joachim Keitel
  • Patent number: 10406328
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter system having a retractable needle system and a body system is disclosed. The retractable needle system includes a housing, a needle, a docking feature, and an optional anti-shearing mechanism. The body system includes a body, at least one hub, a catheter connector, at least one plug, a plug recoil mechanism, a locking mechanism, a flash chamber, and a flash window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BLIVIC, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Emmert, Hoyt Frenzel
  • Patent number: 10398845
    Abstract: A mechanism in the body is used to drive a piston rod and comprises means for guiding the movement of the piston rod relatively to the body while delivering the drug. Further means are provided for releasing the piston rod from the means for guiding the movement, thus enabling a reset of the piston rod to a start position, especially after the receptacle has been emptied and is to be refilled. The device is constructed in such a manner that a reset of the piston rod is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Volker Korger, Uwe Dasbach, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: 10398882
    Abstract: A device for introduction into a body vessel includes a main elongated element, a balloon positioned at the main elongated element distal end, a distal connecting element positioned at the distal end of the balloon to receive a guidewire during use, and a longitudinally movable sheath positioned external to the main elongated element, a position of the sheath distal end with respect to the balloon defining an exposed portion of the balloon that expands when fluid is delivered to the balloon through the inflation lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Y-MED, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Solar, Yoav Shaked
  • Patent number: 10391245
    Abstract: A method for creating a sterile connection with a fluid in a container. The container has a sealing member sealing a first end of the container, and a barrier sealing a chamber in fluid communication with the sealing member. The method includes providing a valve sleeve assembly that includes a flexible sleeve having a barrier portion at an end of the flexible sleeve, a hollow first penetrator disposed within the flexible sleeve, and a hollow second penetrator at least partially disposed within the first penetrator. An interior of the flexible sleeve is sterile. The method also includes piercing the barrier portion and the barrier with the first penetrator, and displacing the second penetrator relative to the first penetrator and the sealing member to pierce the sealing member and establish the sterile connection with an interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Abhijitsinh Raj, Matthieu Charvin, David Booth
  • Patent number: 10391294
    Abstract: A capping device for disinfecting an access portion of a medical implement is provided. The device includes a housing for covering the access portion of the medical implement having an opening and a cavity having a surface, a disinfecting pad disposed within the cavity and attached to the surface thereof to disinfect the access portion of the medical implement by bringing the disinfecting pad in contact with the access portion of the medical implement, and a resilient member connecting the housing to the medical implement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Zoran Drmanovic
  • Patent number: 10391246
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a door hingedly coupled to the case and having an open position and a closed position, a plunger slidably disposed in the case, and at least one drive spring applying a biasing force on the plunger relative to the case, wherein the door is operably coupled to the plunger, and wherein rotation of the door from the closed position to the open position moves the plunger from a distal position in the case to a proximal position in the case and compresses the at least one drive spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10383996
    Abstract: A medication delivery device comprises an injection device having a reservoir comprising a medicament to be ejected, and a sensor arranged to detect an ejection of the medicament from the injection device, the sensor being arranged to output a signal comprising ejecting information, and a processor for collecting and storing the ejection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Christian Peter Enggaard, Preben Nielsen, Bodo von Münchow
  • Patent number: 10376619
    Abstract: An improved percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube that allows continuous suctioning/sumping without occlusion of the tube by the gastric wall. The PEG tube includes a hollow drainage tubing coupled to a ventilated bell cap. The bell cap can be open or closed to the external environment is ventilated via apertures, crenellations and grooves, and hemispherical arches. The PEG tube minimizes, or completely eliminates, the need for a user thereof to frequently flush the tube, thus also curtailing intermittent suctioning and allowing for longer periods of uninterrupted drainage. Furthermore, the PEG tubes of the current invention reduce clogging of the tube by larger gastric matter that is intended to be suctioned out of the patient or subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Justin Robert Daggett
  • Patent number: 10376651
    Abstract: The invention refers to a handheld injection device comprising a housing (10, 20, 30), a piston rod (60), defining a first longitudinal axis (I) and located within the housing (10), a driver (70, 80, 90) coupled to the piston rod (60), a dose setting means (40), which is rotatable during dose setting, a power reservoir (100) for driving the driver (70, 80, 90), and a number wheel (130) for displaying a dose set by the dose setting means (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10376692
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for injecting a fluid into body tissue, the apparatus comprising: a hollow needle; and fluid delivery means, wherein the apparatus is adapted to actuate the fluid delivery means in use so as to automatically inject fluid into body tissue during insertion of the needle into the said body tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Inovio AS
    Inventors: Iacob Mathiesen, Torunn E. Tjelle, Knut Arvid Sorensen Rekdahl, Bjorn David-Andersen
  • Patent number: 10376643
    Abstract: The present invention uses an injection apparatus comprising: an injector which includes a mounting part on which a syringe is mounted, a needle assembly having a plurality of needles, a motor and a screw for actuating a piston of the syringe forward and backward; and a main body for controlling the forward and backward actuation of the piston of the syringe and drug injection. The present invention is configured as follows: a vacuum suction pressure is formed in the needle assembly that is in contact with the skin; injection is performed so that a drug is injected through a needle after it is determined that the needle is in close contact with the skin by comparing a sensed vacuum suction pressure value with a preset vacuum suction pressure value; and if injection is completed, the needle assembly is separated from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANACE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Tae Yoon