Patents Examined by Matthew F DeSanto
  • Patent number: 11013838
    Abstract: A closed loop system and methods for pumping harvested fat from a patient donor site to a patient grafting site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Sarah Elizabeth Hagarty
  • Patent number: 10888503
    Abstract: A baby pacifier having a means to sense when it is dropped from an infant's mouth. The invention being comprised of a conventional, flexible pacifier with an onboard drop sensor therein. When the pacifier is dropped and contacts the ground or floor, the device senses the resulting vibration and sends a small audible sound along with a flash from a light emitting diode (LED) to notify the parent it has been dropped. Other embodiments of the invention can include different forms of notifications when they are dropped—for example, some can vibrate; some can activate when hearing a parents voice, a baby's cry, or to clapping. Still other embodiments allow parents to customize their own sound notifications when the device is dropped. An object of the invention is to minimize lost pacifiers by getting a parent's attention when the pacifier falls from an infant's mouth so they can recover it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Inga Londeree
  • Patent number: 10881796
    Abstract: An automatic injection device is provided herein comprising a container body having a distal end and a proximal end; a piston locked at said proximal end of said container body before medication injection; a spring configured to bias said piston distally; a releasable restraining means configured to releasably restrain said piston in a locked state against said biasing of said spring, wherein, upon release of said releasable restraining means, said piston moves under force of said spring toward said distal end of said container body; an activation means configured to release said releasable means; a needle cap placed at said distal end of said container body; and a needle placed at said distal end of said container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10874831
    Abstract: A steerable guide sheath system adapted for delivery into a patient's vasculature. The pull wire which is used to tension the deflectable portion of the sheath is wrapped or twisted around the axis of the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BIOCARDIA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Rosenman, Daniel Kayser, Peter A. Altman
  • Patent number: 10856782
    Abstract: A health monitoring system comprises a housing, a test strip assembly, a lancet, a transparent cover, and a monitor. The test strip assembly is configured to detect concentration of the sample of the blood, using lancet. It also has multiple ways to test blood like a laser-based system and a wireless based blood measuring system. Further, it has a heart rate monitor system, blood pressure and weight measuring rechargeable straps, wireless systems for information exchange with other devices, two way communication systems, a flash light, a removable X-Ray lens system, an auto created individual profile system based on a multi-factor authentication system that is capable of automatic grouping of all test results or any data created by a user, auto retrieving from a remote computer server and auto installing on a device based on its limitations through onboard multi-factor authentications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Anand Kumar Chavakula
  • Patent number: 10842378
    Abstract: A web server based digital healthcare practice system to provide digital transformation of physician practice to twenty first century. Physician can provide in home remote patient examination using a smart pocketable integrated multi function device to perform all head to toe examination similar to his office. And can perform computer assisted cardio and pulmonary, abdominal sound diagnosis, ear, nose, throat analysis, and skin analysis from remote to pin point accurate ailment and write prescription to pharmacy, and bill insurance companies. Invention allows patients seek health care 24/7 in state, out of state, out of country and use in state insurance company to pay for the services. A virtual reality model of physician is available for normal everyday ailments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Shiv Prakash Verma
  • Patent number: 10828418
    Abstract: An infusion set configured to be secured to a skin surface for targeting a desired depth to deliver content to an upper skin surface, comprising a hub and a needle configured to travel during insertion as urged by a motion, wherein said needle is configured to assume a first angle relative to said skin surface in a free state, and wherein said needle is configured to return toward said first angle relative to said skin surface upon release of said motion, wherein said motion is at an angle relative to said skin surface that is different from said first angle of said needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Michel Bruehwiler, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10828460
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and devices for selectively applying fluids (particularly anesthetics) to a target tissue from within a blood vessel while minimizing the amount of fluid applied to non-target tissue. The injection catheters described herein may include an elongate body, a directional injector, and one or more holdfasts for securing the catheter before extending the injector. The methods of selectively applying anesthetic to a target structure generally include the steps of inserting an injection catheter into a body vessel, positioning the injection catheter within the body vessel near the target structure, anchoring the injection catheter before extending a directional injector from the injection catheter, and applying anesthetic from the injection catheter to the target structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Chang
  • Patent number: 10821226
    Abstract: An infusion base for attachment to a user of an infusion set comprises an adapter having a lower portion, an inner wall portion, and a gap between the lower portion and the inner wall portion. At least one of the lower portion and the inner wall portion is configured to receive an attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Charles Hwang
  • Patent number: 10806856
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertion device comprising—a penetrating member (50) connected to transformation means (52), —a moving part (38) comprising guiding means (39) which guiding means (39) restrict the movement of the transformation means (52) and guide the penetrating member (50) from a first to a second position in a first direction, i.e. the direction of insertion, towards the injection site, and—a stationary housing (30) comprising guiding means (32) which guiding means (32) restrict the movement of the moving part (38). The guiding means (32) guide the moving part (38) in a second direction which is linear and different from the first direction i.e. the direction of insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNOMEDICAL A/S
    Inventors: Steffen Gyrn, Richard Morgan Hickmott, Alistair David Morton, Henrik Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 10806900
    Abstract: An insertion assembly and method of manufacturing an insertion assembly. The method includes forming a catheter assembly including a catheter hub and a catheter, inserting a needle into the catheter assembly such that a distal tip of the needle extends distal of a distal end of the catheter, and permanently adhering an interface pad to the catheter hub. The interface pad can include a foam material including a haemostatic agent. The haemostatic agent can include microdispersed oxidized cellulose. The foam material can further include an antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard. Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Anthony S. Elangovan, Lindsey E. Corum
  • Patent number: 10799639
    Abstract: A pre-filled syringe for sterile medication fluid injection includes a syringe barrel with rotationally symmetric cylindrical bore, having a distal end and a proximal end; a syringe piston with rotationally symmetric external shape; a backstop mounted at the proximal end of the syringe barrel with an opening that is rotationally asymmetric about the axis through the syringe barrel; a push rod to move the syringe piston inside the syringe barrel, wherein at least one portion of the push rod is rotationally asymmetric about the axis through the syringe barrel, and upon rotation, the rotationally asymmetric portion of the push rod is aligned with the rotationally asymmetric opening of the backstop; and a seal component to cover the distal end of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10792425
    Abstract: A treatment system configured to treat a condition using a first fluid, the treatment system including a first reservoir configured to store a first fluid, a cannula insertion mechanism configured to insert a cannula into a user, the cannula in fluid communication with the first reservoir, a first rotatable shaft member configured to pull a first plunger disposed within the first reservoir and coupled to the first rotatable shaft member by a first flexible member, and a drive mechanism having a first expandable member configured to move from a first position to a second position to rotate the first rotatable shaft member to deliver the first fluid to the user through the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jerry Joseph, Guilherme de Paula
  • Patent number: 10786203
    Abstract: A medical patch applicator device for easily and effectively applying medical patches on difficult to reach areas of a person's body. The medical patch applicator device includes an elongated semi-rigid patch support member for supporting a medical patch to be applied anywhere upon a user's body; and patch engagement members attached to the support member and to which the medical patch clings so that the user can effectively apply the medical patch without the medical patch bunching and crumpling up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel M. Besser
  • Patent number: 10751083
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus for removing deposits from an interior of a vessel including an outer member and a rotatable shaft having a lumen to receive a guidewire. The lumen has a cross-sectional dimension to enable fluid injection between an inner diameter of the shaft and an outer diameter of the guidewire. A tip is mounted to the shaft for rotation about its longitudinal axis and mounted such that the distal opening of the shaft is axially spaced from a distal internal surface of the tip such that fluid injected through the lumen of the shaft contacts the distal internal surface of the tip and is redirected proximally to direct in a proximal direction deposits removed by the rotational movement of the shaft. The tip includes including a guidewire lumen for receiving a guidewire to enable over the wire insertion of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Rex Medical L.P.
    Inventor: James F. McGuckin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10751468
    Abstract: A valve for controlling delivery of fluid includes a valve seat comprising a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet and a conical well having an opening, a beveled surface and a bottom, and a valve membrane comprising a conical potion having a base and a tip. The conical portion is configured to fit within the conical well of the valve seat. The valve membrane is configured to fluidly connect the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet when the valve membrane is in an undeformed position and fluidly disconnect the fluid inlet from the fluid outlet when the valve membrane is in a radially deformed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Abal
  • Patent number: 10743863
    Abstract: This surgical needle may reduce unwanted and unanticipated tissue distortion and/or tearing and undesirable scar tissue during wound healing. The surgical needle will guide tissue separation more properly along planes of tissue stress, minimizing tissue distortion and improving tissue apposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Teresa R Underdown, Gary D Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10743934
    Abstract: A microwave antenna assembly is disclosed. The antenna assembly includes a feedline having an inner conductor, an outer conductor and an inner insulator disposed therebetween. A radiating portion is also included having an unbalanced dipole antenna including a proximal portion and a distal portion that are of different lengths. The proximal portion includes at least a portion of the inner conductor and the inner insulator and the distal portion includes a conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joseph D. Brannan, Kyle R. Rick
  • Patent number: 10729847
    Abstract: A medical device for delivery of a fluid to a patient from a line terminating in a tubing needle. The medical device includes a cannula assembly for coupling the fluid into a cannula that is inserted into the patient. The cannula assembly has a first locking element disposed in a fixed position with respect to the cannula. Coupling the line to the cannula assembly is an infusion flap. The infusion flap includes a second locking element for engaging the first locking element of the cannula assembly and a lift tab for disconnecting the infusion flap from the cannula assembly. Coupling of the first and second locking elements requires initial mating of the infusion flap and cannula assembly followed by locking through rotation of the infusion flap with respect to the cannula assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Jared Hamilton, Richard Lanigan, Brian Tracey
  • Patent number: 10729846
    Abstract: A needle assembly to prevent fluid/vapor escape so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician during use of the needle assembly. The needle assembly may include a handle portion with a needle extending therefrom, and a base portion releasably coupled to the handle portion. The base portion may include a safety assembly to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. The base portion may further include a self-sealing pad covering a bottom external surface thereof. The self-sealing pad may include an upper surface designed to mate with the base portion and a raised portion compressively positioned in the opening of the bottom external surface. The needle assembly may further include a fluid isolation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Pearce, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jason R. Stats, William R. Barron