Patents Examined by Manuel A Mendez
  • Patent number: 10946171
    Abstract: Catheters, sheaths, or other tubular devices are provided that include a proximal end, a distal end sized for introduction into a patient's body, and a steerable distal portion. The tubular device includes a primary lumen extending between the proximal and distal ends; an auxiliary lumen adjacent the primary lumen; and one or more reinforcement members including windings extending helically along at least the distal portion, at least some of the windings passing between the primary and steering element lumens and at least some of the windings surrounding both the primary and steering element lumens. In one embodiment, a steering element is slidably disposed within the auxiliary lumen. Apparatus and methods for making such tubular devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Leeflang, Christian S. Eversull
  • Patent number: 10940265
    Abstract: A digital biomedical device includes a substrate forming a reservoir, a membrane comprising a first layer and a second layer having a strain therebetween, the membrane sealing the reservoir, and a controller configured to activate the membrane and release at least a portion of the strain causing the membrane curl and open the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bing Dang, John U. Knickerbocker, Joana S. B. T. Maria, Bucknell C. Webb, Steven L. Wright
  • Patent number: 10940300
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for inserting a medicament into a body cavity are described. The apparatus comprises an elongate tube with a plunger rod therein. The plunger rod has at least one projection which cooperatively interacts or engages with at least one discontinuity on the inside of the elongate tube so that proximal movement of the plunger rod with respect to the elongate tube expels the medicament into the body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kashiv Pharma, LLC
    Inventors: Jamelo J. Mellejor, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Dipen Desai
  • Patent number: 10940034
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient by implanting a system comprising an infusion device for injecting a substance, at least one reservoir comprising at least one compartment which accommodates and preserves the substance to be injected, and an active cooling device adapted to cool the reservoir and thereby keep the substance within said at least one compartment of the reservoir at a temperature below 37° C. The method comprises the steps of: cutting the skin, dissecting free at least one area within the patient's body, placing the infusion device and the at least one reservoir inside the patient's body along with the cooling device, such that the at least one reservoir is in fluid connection with the infusion device to supply to the infusion device the substance to be injected into the patient's body, and closing at least the skin after implantation of at least parts of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10933193
    Abstract: An injection device is presented having a housing, a container holder, a first and a second energy accumulating member arranged in the interior of the housing adapted to accumulate and store energy, a sleeve, a plunger holder operationally associated with said first energy accumulating member such that the plunger holder and the container holder are axially moveable in relation to the housing a predetermined distance towards the proximal end of the injection device from an initial position to a position following needle penetration, and a plunger rod being operationally associated with said second energy accumulating member such that the plunger rod is axially moveable in relation to the container holder, wherein in the initial position movement of the plunger holder is substantially inhibited by at least one first biasable member that recoils when being overlapped by an opening and/or recess of the sleeve such that the plunger holder is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Anders Boström, Elin Gabrielsson
  • Patent number: 10926040
    Abstract: A syringe protecting device equipped with an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder and a spring, wherein, when the spring is released from its compressed state, the inner cylinder is moved rearward with respect to the outer cylinder so that a syringe needle is stored inside the outer cylinder, and the syringe protecting device further equipped with a releasable pre-locking mechanism for fixing the inner cylinder to the outer cylinder while maintaining the spring in the compressed state in the front-rear direction, wherein, the pre-locking mechanism fixes the inner cylinder before movement to the outer cylinder by engaging the protruding sections of the ring with the engaging sections of the through groove sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FORTE GROW MEDICAL Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10926029
    Abstract: An intravenous delivery system may have a liquid source containing a liquid, tubing, and an anti-run-dry membrane positioned such that the liquid, flowing form the liquid source to the tubing, passes through the anti-run-dry membrane. The anti-run-dry membrane may be positioned within an exterior wall of a drip unit, and may be secured to a seat of the exterior wall by an attachment component. The attachment component may have various forms, such as a secondary exterior wall that cooperates with the exterior wall to define a drip chamber, a washer positioned such that the anti-run-dry membrane is between the washer and the seat, and an adhesive ring formed of a pressure sensitive adhesive and secured to the anti-run-dry membrane and the seat via compression. Interference features may protrude inward from the exterior wall or outward from the anti-run-dry membrane to help keep the anti-run-dry membrane in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Steven Claar, Kohorneh A. Mallay, Brent R. Stoddard, Shaun Staley, Justin G. Hortin
  • Patent number: 10926075
    Abstract: An implantable portal includes a septum that has embedded therein an indicia adapted to identify at least one characteristic of the portal. The indicia may be formed as an impression at a base layer of the septum, and is filled with a radiopaque material. The septum base layer is covered by liquid silicone, which bonds with the septum base layer when solidified, so that an integral one-piece septum, with the identifier indicia embedded therein, is effected. The indicia embedded septum is fitted to the reservoir housing of the portal for providing identification information for that portal. The septum embedded indicia is viewable visually and also by x-ray or computer tomography imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: William Lloyd Beling, Kristin Finberg, Ronald Gene Travis
  • Patent number: 10918840
    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: April 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hydra Vascular LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Phat Hatran
  • Patent number: 10918839
    Abstract: The present application regards examples of a fluid delivery device including a spike including a base end and a pointed end, an inlet opening located along the shaft of the spike between the base end and the pointed end, and an outlet opening located on the pointed end. In an example, the fluid delivery device includes an inner flexible layer, wherein the base end of the spike is attached to the inner flexible layer. The fluid delivery device includes an outer flexible layer, wherein the spike punctures the outer flexible layer in response to the inner flexible layer moving towards the outer flexible layer in response to inflation of a volume of space enclosed by the inner flexible layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jaro Mayda, II
  • Patent number: 10918851
    Abstract: A valve connector for infusion medical lines includes an outer tubular body, an inner hollow spike and an intermediate sealing member formed by an elastic hollow element including a head with a pre-slit normally closed. The elastic hollow element has a base part substantially generally barrel-shaped and a wall having a differentiated radial thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 10912884
    Abstract: The present application relates to an infusion set (80). The infusion set (80) has a base (90) for mounting on a user, and a connector (100) which engages with the base (90) to form a flow path between the connector (100) and a cannula mountable on the base (90). The connector (100) is configured to be selectably mountable to the base (90) in at least two predetermined mounting orientations. The present application also relates to an infusion set base (90), an infusion set connector (100), an infusion set cannula, and a method of assembling an infusion set (80).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ViCentra B.V
    Inventors: Allen E. Brandenburg, George R. Lynch, Bret W. Price, David C. Cocke
  • Patent number: 10912922
    Abstract: A modular medical device catheter system comprises a parent module and an adapter module. The adapter module is configured to engage an inner lumen of a distal end of the parent module to couple the adapter module with the parent module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: COVELLUS LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Beach
  • Patent number: 10912898
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure assembly for a fitting including, but not limited to, use in combination with a female fixture or an enteral fixture. A cap is connectable in flow restricting relation to the fitting and includes an indicator member removably connected to an exterior thereof. A housing is dimensioned to removably contain the cap and the connected indicator member. Subsequent to the fixture being connected to the cap, a removal thereof results in the indicator member being detached from the cap and movably disposed in a captured, detached orientation within the housing. Tampering may be evidenced by the indicator member remaining captivated within the housing which may be determined by visual observation or the generation of sound caused resulting from the housing being shaken. An included drive assembly is structured for concurrent rotation of the housing and the indicator member one direction and relative movement there between upon rotation of at least a housing in an opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vitello, Patrick Vitello, Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 10905829
    Abstract: A sub-assembly of a medicament delivery device, the sub-assembly including a housing for containing a propellant source, and a locking ring for attachment to the housing. The housing is configured to receive a flange of a syringe, the locking ring is configured to retain a syringe flange received in the housing between the locking ring and the housing when the locking ring is attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Marta Vilaplana, Alan Judd
  • Patent number: 10905857
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intravenous catheter apparatus comprising a catheter hub arranged at a proximal end of a catheter tube, the catheter hub having an inner surface defining a chamber; a needle having a needle tip at its distal end and extending through the chamber and the catheter tube when in a ready position; and a needle guard slidably arranged on the needle and received in the chamber when the needle is in its ready position, wherein the needle guard is configured to guard the needle tip upon withdrawal of the needle from the catheter hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Rishi Baid
  • Patent number: 10905586
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for targeted administration of a drug to a patient's eye. In one embodiment, the method includes inserting a hollow microneedle into the sclera of the eye at an insertion site and infusing a fluid drug formulation through the inserted microneedle and into the suprachoroidal space of the eye, wherein the infused fluid drug formulation flows within the suprachoroidal space away from the insertion site during the infusion. The fluid drug formulation may flow circumferentially toward the retinochoroidal tissue, macula, and optic nerve in the posterior segment of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Emory University
    Inventors: Mark Prausnitz, Henry F. Edelhauser, Samirkumar Rajnikant Patel
  • Patent number: 10905826
    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: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Wen-An Chang, Hsueh-Yi Chen, Chia-Hsin Su
  • Patent number: 10905820
    Abstract: A medical device for the treatment and irrigation of a sinus opening is described. The device allows for single-handed operation to access, dilate and irrigate a sinus opening. The device includes a sinus guide catheter, a guiding element, a balloon dilation catheter, a balloon catheter movement mechanism and a guiding element movement mechanism. A method for treating a sinus opening and irrigating a sinus is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Mina W. Chow, Thomas R. Jenkins, Arthur M. Lin, Mei Y. Pader, Jessica K. Chan, Scott O. Chamness
  • Patent number: 10905868
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implantable access port, including forming a port body. The port body can include a fluid cavity located in a central region, the fluid cavity having a base surface lying in a first plane, and a plurality of recessed sections located in a peripheral region surrounding the central region, the plurality of recessed sections having a depth extending from a bottom surface of the peripheral region through the first plane. The method further includes locating a septum over the fluid cavity, and positioning a radiopaque insert in the plurality of recessed sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers