Patents Examined by Manuel Mendez
  • Patent number: 10702650
    Abstract: A method of assembling a liquid medicament dispenser, includes the step of providing a housing, a reservoir, a tubing set, an administration line, an aseptic connector assembly having upstream and downstream portions, and a pump. The upstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly is coupled to the reservoir, and the reservoir is filled with a liquid medicament. The downstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly is coupled to the tubing set. The reservoir and the upstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly are sterilized together. The downstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly, the tubing set, and the administration line are sterilized together. The upstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly is connected to the downstream portion of the aseptic connector assembly, and the reservoir, pump, and other elements are mounted in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Ralph I. McNall, III, Joshua W. Kriesel, Thomas T. Donze
  • Patent number: 10702655
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a syringe gasket which is improved in liquid drug sealability by forming a minute projection on a circumferential surface of the gasket after demolding the gasket. In a method for producing a syringe gasket including a cylindrical main body (2) made of an elastic material and an inert resin film (3) laminated on a surface of the main body (2), at least one minute projection (5) is formed as extending circumferentially of the gasket on a surface of the inert resin film (3) laminated on the main body (2) by thermal processing using a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10695488
    Abstract: A device for limitation of the injection pressure of a medical instrument for introduction of a fluid, having a housing, with an entrance of the housing for introducing the fluid at an inlet pressure, with an outlet of the housing for introducing the fluid to the instrument, with a flow-through channel of the housing connecting the entrance and the outlet and with a plunger guided in the housing which is impinged on by the pressure of the fluid and through this pressure is movable against a resetting force. On the plunger a blocking element is arranged, which is located in the flow cross section of the flow-through channel, and that the blocking element releases the flow cross section, when the pressure of the fluid impinging on the plunger lies beneath a value preset by the resetting force, and blocks the flow cross section when the pressure of the fluid impinging on the plunger exceeds this preset value and moves the plunger against the resetting force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Pajunk GmbH Medizintechnologie
    Inventors: Xavier Capdevila, Olivier Choquet, Siddharth Desai
  • Patent number: 10695078
    Abstract: An infusion system for sonothrombolysis treatment uses a syringe loaded with a microbubble solution and operated by a syringe pump to deliver the microbubble solution to a subject during sonothrombolysis treatment. To prevent the stratification of the microbubble solution in the barrel of the syringe during treatment, the barrel also contains a plurality of magnetic beads which are agitated into semi-random patterns of motion in the syringe chamber during the procedure. The magnetic beads are moved by magnetic attraction and repulsion from the moving magnets of a magnetic stirrer mounted in proximity to the syringe during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ralf Seip, Evgeniy Leyvi, Balasundar Iyyavu Raju
  • Patent number: 10695541
    Abstract: A method may include accessing an artery in communication with an ophthalmic artery of a subject, and advancing a microcatheter along the accessed artery so as to align a distal end of the microcatheter with an ostium of the ophthalmic artery, wherein the microcatheter includes a lumen having a guidewire positioned therein. In addition, the method includes proximally withdrawing the guidewire relative to the microcatheter so as to enable a distal portion of the microcatheter to assume a curved relaxed configuration, and cannulating the ostium with the distal portion of the microcatheter when the distal portion is in the curved relaxed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: J.D. Franco & Co., LLC
    Inventors: Michael Calhoun, Stephen Michael, Zachary Tegels
  • Patent number: 10695269
    Abstract: A nasogastric tube comprising at least one main lumen and at least one vacuum lumen comprising at least one suction port for sealingly drawing an inner wall of an esophagus thereagainst, said at least one suction port has a unique concave structure which substantially prevents tissue damage is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ENVIZION MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Doron Besser, Guy Ben Ezra
  • Patent number: 10695533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a robotic method for driving a catheter and a catheter guide, controlling a group of driving members and including: —a first operating mode in which the group of driving members moves the guide forward in translation; a second operating mode in which the group of driving members turns the guide about itself, the method also including a third operating mode in which the group of driving members simultaneously moves the guide forward in translation and turns the guide about itself, alternating between one direction and another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ROBOCATH
    Inventors: Sebastien Deboeuf, Fabien Destrebecq, Bruno Fournier, Philippe Bencteux
  • Patent number: 10688251
    Abstract: A self-righting tip cap includes a cap body having a generally oblate spheroid external shell geometry defining a first end and a second end. The first end has a base surface, and at least one clip extends from the body towards the second end. A coupling element accessible from the second end provides removable attachment of the tip cap to a cooperating coupling of a syringe or other female ENFit connectors. The geometry of the tip cap causes it to tend toward uprighting itself when dropped onto a flat surface, such that the base surface is in contact with the flat surface and the coupling element is accessible in an upward facing orientation. According to example forms, at least one rib of a female coupling can become interengaged with at least a portion of the clips such that the self-righting tip cap can be pulled and/or rotationally moved relative to the female coupling to be removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Martin Davis, Aaron N. Ingram, Mark M. Costello
  • Patent number: 10682505
    Abstract: A luer lock adaptor including a housing defining an axis, an internal luer lock element having a threading, the internal luer lock element being located internally of the housing and being rotatably mounted thereto for rotation about the axis relative to the housing, in a manner which permits rotation of the luer lock element relative to the housing in a first rotation direction about the axis and limits rotation of the luer lock element relative to the housing in a second rotation direction about the axis, opposite to the first rotation direction, whereby the location of the internal luer lock element internally of the housing prevents manual access to the internal luer lock element for limiting rotation thereof in the first rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SIMPLIVIA HEALTHCARE LTD.
    Inventor: Eli Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10682158
    Abstract: A cannulation device is disclosed, having a fixed blade, a retractable wedge, and an adjustment nut for mating with a cannula or a cannula assembly. Another cannulation device is disclosed, having a tube with proximal and distal ends. The fixed blade, coupled to the distal end of the tube, comprises a transition edge configured to cover a lead edge of a cannula. The cannulation device has a control rod movable within the tube; a retractable wedge; an actuator coupled to the control rod; and is configured to move the retractable wedge from a piercing position, where the retractable wedge is aligned with the fixed blade, to a retracted position where the retractable wedge has been retracted within the tube. The cannulation device has a cannula adapter and an adjustment nut movable to change a distance between the adjustment nut and the fixed blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LSI Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jude S. Sauer
  • Patent number: 10675401
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jason R. Stats, Eddie K. Burnside
  • Patent number: 10668226
    Abstract: A flow sensor is provided to enable volumetric dose data to be acquired automatically by sampling flow rates of insulin measured by a flow sensor exposed to a flow manifold though which the insulin flows. The flow sensor preferably connects to a standard insulin pen on one end, and to a standard pen needle on the other end. Particular geometries and algorithms are utilized to accommodate the unique requirements of insulin flow determination during an injection event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Gary Searle, Andrew Burke, Peter Costello, Kenneth Focht, Francis L. Ross
  • Patent number: 10668224
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is presented having a housing arranged to accommodate a medicament container, a drive mechanism capable of, upon activation, act on the medicament container, a communication unit arranged in the housing, a switch operably connectable to the drive mechanism and connected to the communication unit for activating the communication unit when operated, wherein the switch is operated by the drive mechanism at the end of a dose delivery sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Stefan Gylleby, Rasmus Renstad, Daniel Säll
  • Patent number: 10668252
    Abstract: An integrated vascular delivery system having a frame configured to receive a catheter insertable in a patient to deliver fluid at an insertion site. The frame includes a first hub, a second hub, and a pair of flexible lateral members extending between the hubs and including a tubular lateral member. The system also includes a fluidic channel that fluidically communicates with the catheter, wherein the fluidic channel passes through the tubular lateral member and at least one of the hubs, and includes a fixed turnabout portion in which fluid flows in a direction different from that within the catheter. The first and second hubs provide anchoring points on the patient distributed around the insertion site and on opposite ends of the catheter, thereby anchoring the frame to the patient and stabilizing the catheter. A method is provided for using an integrated vascular delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: Steven B. White, Adrienne Harris, Merrell Sami, Elyse Kemmerer White
  • Patent number: 10661021
    Abstract: A medication injection pen, including a housing, a dose set knob (DSK) comprising an internal thread and an internal key proximate to a distal end of the internal thread, and a dose stop member comprising an external thread engaging the internal thread of the dose set knob. Rotation of the dose set knob to set a medication dose causes lateral translation of the dose stop member with respect to the dose set knob, and when the dose set knob is rotated to a last dose setting position, the dose stop member rotationally abuts the internal key thereby preventing further rotational movement of the dose set knob in a dose setting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Quinn, Richard Cronenberg, Jonathan Gabel
  • Patent number: 10661022
    Abstract: A substance delivery device that includes a hypodermic needle with a tube for receiving and containing a volume of a substance. The substance delivery device includes a rod, a portion of which is of a size and shape to fit within the tube of the hypodermic needle. The rod can be displaced into and within the tube to contact and apply a force to a volume of substance contained within the tube to cause, at least in part, the volume of substance to be discharged out of the tube. The substance delivery device includes a rod displacement mechanism that applies a force to the rod to cause the rod to be displaced into and within the tube. The substance delivery device also includes a needle retraction mechanism that is configured to apply a force to the hypodermic needle to cause the hypodermic needle to retract from within a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth N. Horne, Brian Domecus
  • Patent number: 10653835
    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: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Dobbles, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Aarthi Mahalingam, James H. Brauker
  • Patent number: 10653828
    Abstract: A portable medical device includes an interface for accepting a power supply and enabling data transfer while still connected to a human body. The interface may include a universal serial bus interface and may be coupled to a data isolation chip and a power isolation chip. A power controlling processor may determine how the supplied power, e.g., voltage, is supplied to other components within the infusion device. Additional circuitry within the system may provide a secure power transfer within the device to ensure user safety and ensure that a high frequency noise is properly attenuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Brown, Donald Ludolph, Phil Lamb, Anthony Barghini, Sean Saint, Marcus Julian, Robert Eastridge, Michael Rosinko, Michael Michaud
  • Patent number: 10653870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a catheter (1) having a proximal segment, a distal segment, and an expandable element (2) arranged in the distal segment, it being possible to bring the expandable element (2) from a contracted state into an expanded state by supply of a fluid and there being arranged around the expandable element (2) in the contracted state a removable protector in the form of a tube (5), and the tube (5) being pulled over the expandable element (2) and being guided with the catheter (1) through one or more nozzles (6), stretching the tube (5) and reducing the inner diameter of the tube (5). Furthermore, the invention relates to a corresponding catheter (1) having a tube (5) pulled over the expandable element (2). The invention provides a catheter (1) having a particularly small cross section in the region of the distal segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Aachen Scientific International Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Alexander Ruebben
  • Patent number: 10653841
    Abstract: A drive mechanism suitable for use in drug delivery devices is disclosed. The drive mechanism may be used with injector-type drug delivery devices, such as those permitting a user to set the delivery dose. The drive mechanism may include a housing, a dose dial sleeve, and a drive sleeve. A clutch is configured to permit rotation of the drive sleeve and the dose dial sleeve with respect to the housing when the dose dial sleeve and drive sleeve are coupled through the clutch. Conversely, when the dose dial sleeve and drive sleeve are in a de-coupled state, rotation of the dose dial sleeve with respect to the housing is permitted and rotation of the drive sleeve with respect to the housing is prevented. In the de-coupled state, axial movement of the drive sleeve transfers force in a longitudinal direction for actuation of a drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Frederick Veasey, Robert Perkins, David Aubrey Plumptre