Patents Examined by Manuel A Mendez
  • Patent number: 10857286
    Abstract: A method of maintaining an overall flow rate during a sequential delivery of at least two fluids to a patient's blood vessel includes delivering at least a first fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a first flow rate, delivering at least a second fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a second flow rate, and adjusting at least one of a first flow profile of the first flow rate and a second flow profile of the second flow rate to dampen a transient increase in the overall flow rate during a transition between delivering one of the first fluid and the second fluid to delivering the other of the first fluid and the second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Ralph Schriver, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ronald Heller, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Edward Rhinehart, Timothy Newing
  • Patent number: 10854323
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, an input meal indication, obtaining historical data for the patient associated with the input meal indication, determining an estimated carbohydrate amount corresponding to the input meal indication based at least in part on the historical data, determining a bolus dosage of the insulin based at least in part on the estimated carbohydrate amount, and operating an actuation arrangement of the infusion device to deliver the bolus dosage of the insulin to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, Anirban Roy, Patrick E. Weydt, Neha J. Parikh, Louis J. Lintereur, Di Wu
  • Patent number: 10854324
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves predicting, by a control system associated with the infusion device, a future occurrence of an event based at least in part on historical data associated with the patient, and prior to the future occurrence of the event, automatically adjusting a control parameter for operating the infusion device based at least in part on the event and automatically operating an actuation arrangement of the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient based at least in part on a current measurement of the physiological condition and the adjusted control parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Anirban Roy, Benyamin Grosman, Patrick E. Weydt, Neha J. Parikh, Louis J. Lintereur, Di Wu
  • Patent number: 10850034
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and medical device systems for automated delivery of therapies for pain and determination of need for and safety of treatment. In one embodiment, such a medical device system may comprise a sensor configured to sense at least one body signal from a patient; and a medical device configured to receive a first sensed body signal from the sensor; determine a patient pain index based at least in part on said first sensed body signal; determine whether said patient pain index is above at least a first pain index threshold; determine a safety index based at least in part on a second sensed body signal; select a pain treatment regimen based on at least one of said safety index and or a determination that said pain index is above said first pain index threshold; and deliver said pain treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 10854322
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, user input indicating an activity by the patient, obtaining historical data for the patient corresponding to the activity, determining a probable patient response corresponding to the activity based at least in part on the historical data for the patient, determining an adjustment for delivering the fluid by the infusion device based at least in part on the probable patient response, and operating the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient in accordance with the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahta Sadeghzadeh, Benyamin Grosman, David Legray, Ulrich H. Rankers, Anirban Roy, Steven J. Vargas
  • Patent number: 10850082
    Abstract: Methods for mass production of new microfluidic devices are described. The microfluidic devices may include an array of micro-needles with open channels in fluid communication with multiple reservoirs located within a substrate that supports the micro-needles. The micro-needles are configured so as to sufficiently penetrate the skin in order to collect or sample bodily fluids and transfer the fluids to the reservoirs. The micro-needles may also deliver medicaments into or below the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: NewSouth Innovations Pty Limited, The University of Birmingham
    Inventors: Zahra Faraji Rad, Robert Ernest Nordon, Graham James Davies, Carl John Anthony, Philip Prewett
  • Patent number: 10850031
    Abstract: A fluid injection system that includes an injector head having a syringe for delivering a fluid to a patient; a mounting structure pivotally connected to the injector head and configured to support the injector head above a surface; and a control system operationally coupled to the injector head for controlling an injection procedure is disclosed. The fluid injection system is provided with various sensors to control various aspects of the fluid injection system, such as the establishment of a reference plane, the determination of a tilt angle of the injector head, and the determination of a temperature of an actuation system of the injector head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: John Shearer, Jr., Christopher Scutt, Walter Grumski, Michael Spohn, Jarrell T. McWilliams, Arlie D. Long, Richard Morton
  • Patent number: 10842945
    Abstract: A drug delivery device is provided having a housing, a lead screw that is rotatably fixed with respect to the housing during dose setting and during dose delivery and that is axially moveable in a delivery direction relative to the housing for dose delivery, a number sleeve threadedly engaged with the housing to be screwable relative to the housing, and a dial link which is axially moveable and rotatable with respect to the housing for dose setting and which is prevented from rotation with respect to the housing for dose delivery. The dial link is rotatably fixed with the number sleeve when the dial link and the number sleeve are in a first arrangement, and the number sleeve and the dial link are rotatable with respect to one another when the dial link and the number sleeve are in a second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Blancke, Axel Teucher
  • Patent number: 10842978
    Abstract: Balloon catheter, guide catheter and method for dilating openings in paranasal sinuses. A non-removable guide member (e.g., guidewire) extends from the distal end of the balloon catheter. The non-removable guide member initially passes through the opening of the paranasal sinus and is followed by the catheter body on which the balloon is mounted. The balloon is then inflated causing dilation of the opening of the paranasal sinus. In some embodiments, the non-removable guide member may be shapeable so that the operator may place the non-removable guide member in a desired shape prior to insertion of the balloon catheter. In some embodiments, the length of the non-removable guide member may be adjustable such that the operator may adjust the length of the non-removable guide member prior to insertion of the balloon catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip C. Evard, Ketan P. Muni, John H. Morriss, John Y. Chang
  • Patent number: 10835678
    Abstract: The invention is a single use delivery device configured to enable reconstitution of a lyophilized agent (e.g., vaccine, drug, medicament, etc.) stored within for subsequent delivery of the reconstituted fluid agent to a patient in a controlled manner and without requiring specialized skill in reconstituting the agent or administering delivery of such agent. The delivery device is prefilled with an individual dose of a lyophilized agent and configured to be filled on-site and in the field with a dose of diluent for reconstitution of the lyophilized agent, while remaining sterile and preventing the potential for contamination during the filling process. The delivery device is further configured to be rendered incapable of reuse followings its intended use of delivering the fluid agent to a patient, thereby preventing reuse of the device and reducing the risk of the spreading blood-borne diseases through reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KOSKA FAMILY LIMITED
    Inventor: Marc Andrew Koska
  • Patent number: 10835672
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor 12, including a receiver 14, a medicament delivery device 16, a controller module, and optionally a single point glucose monitor 18 are provided. Integration may be manual, semi-automated and/or fully automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Dobbles, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Aarthi Mahalingam, James H. Brauker
  • Patent number: 10835712
    Abstract: A medical tube including a flexible tube-shaped main body, a hub connected to the proximal portion of the tube-shaped main body, and a strain relief member supported at a distal portion of the hub. The strain relief member surrounds a predetermined portion of the proximal portion of the tube-shaped main body. The tube-shaped main body includes a flexible portion which possesses increased flexibility for bending. The flexible portion includes at least one groove extending in a circumferential direction in the outer circumferential surface of the tube-shaped main body over a predetermined range in an axial direction of the tube-shaped main body from a position distal of the distal-most end of the strain relief member to a position proximal of the distal-most end of the strain relief member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Wada
  • Patent number: 10835285
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivering a substance within a mammalian luminal organ or area adjacent thereto. In at least one exemplary embodiment of a system of the present disclosure, the system comprises an inner delivery device, comprising an inner portion configured to receive a substance therein, a pock tip at or near a distal end of the inner delivery device, the pock tip configured to deliver the substance from the inner portion, through a pock tip aperture defined within the pock tip, and into a mammalian tissue and/or luminal organ, and an embolus positioned within the inner portion, the embolus configured so that the substance remains distal to the embolus when the substance is positioned within the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: CVDevices, LLC
    Inventors: Ghassan S. Kassab, Jose A. Navia, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10835726
    Abstract: The invention is a device for transmitting acoustical energy through the surface of the skin of a patient, coupled with the administration of a compound, for example an acne medication, for the purpose of temporarily expanding the patient's pore size and enhancing the delivery of the compound to the patient's pores. The ultrasonic transducer emits a sonic transmission of variable intensity and frequency for the purpose of enhancing the absorption of compounds that have first been deposited onto the surface of the skin and into skin pores that have been expanded by the ultrasound transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BKR IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventor: Bruce K. Redding, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10828467
    Abstract: A catheter assembly including a catheter carried by a catheter adapter, a needle having a sharp distal tip and disposed in the catheter such that in a first needle position, the needle extending beyond the catheter, a septum actuator having openings, the septum actuator disposed in the catheter adapter and configured to pierce a septum, and a spring clip disposed in the septum actuator and engaging the openings of the septum actuator in the first needle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: S. Ray Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10821248
    Abstract: A courier airway device includes a tubular structure that defines a central channel through which a medical diagnostic or therapeutic device can be inserted. The tubular structure also defines a ventilation duct for providing gases from a controlled ventilation machine to a patient. A cuff is attached to the central channel. Characteristically, the cuff is an inflatable balloon-like ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: David James Durkin
  • Patent number: 10821228
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein may relate to methods and systems for adjusting insulin delivery. Some methods and systems may be configured to adjust insulin delivery to personalize automated insulin delivery for a person with diabetes. Such personalization may include adjusting user specific dosage parameters in response to a user provided insulin delivery amount, including a user provided insulin delivery amount that varies from a recommended insulin delivery amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Mazlish, Lane Desborough, Ross Naylor
  • Patent number: 10821231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to injectors, such as pen-type injectors, that provide for administration of medicinal products from a multidose-cartridge and permit a user to set the delivery dose. The injector may include a housing, a piston rod adapted to operate through the housing, a dose dial sleeve located between the housing and the piston rod, and a drive sleeve located between the dose dial sleeve and the piston rod. The dose dial sleeve may have a helical thread of first lead and the drive sleeve may have a helical groove of second lead. The first lead of the helical thread and the second lead of the helical groove may be the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Frederick Veasey, Robert Perkins, David Aubrey Plumptre
  • Patent number: 10821235
    Abstract: A medication injection pen, comprising a housing, a dose set knob that rotates with respect to the housing during dose setting and dose correcting, and a driver selectively engaged with the dose set knob, the driver rotatably fixed with respect to the housing during dose setting and dose correcting, wherein the driver moves axially with the dose set knob during dose setting and dose correcting, and the driver rotates with the dose set knob during an injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Quinn, Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 10814116
    Abstract: A hollow needle device includes a main body having a first surface on which hollow acicular bodies are formed and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a main body supporting member having an opening that accommodates the main body and including a drop-out prevention mechanism for holding the main body that has the hollow acicular bodies being protruded from one end of the opening, an injector supporting member disposed detachably in the opening of the main body supporting member, and a liquid-tight structure that establishes liquid tightness between the injector supporting member and an inner surface that defines the opening in the main body supporting member. The injector supporting member has a connection hole to which a protrusion of an injector is detachably connected liquid tightly to guide an injection solution supplied from the injector into the opening via the protrusion of the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tomoya Sumida