Patents Examined by Nathan R Price
  • Patent number: 11065386
    Abstract: An automatic medication injection device that provides a user with audible notice of injecting progress. The device in one form includes a plurality of sound elements located on drive mechanism portion that inserts within a barrel of a container of medication to advance a sealing plunger of that container. The device also includes at least one actuating element movable axially with the container of medication within the device housing, which at least one actuating is element arranged to engage the plurality of sound elements to generate audible notices as the advancing portion moves past the at least one actuating element when advancing the sealing plunger for an injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Steven Michael Madland, Christopher Paul McKenzie, Jessica Diane Modlich
  • Patent number: 11065384
    Abstract: An administration set for an infusion pump includes a free-flow prevention device having a movable plunger that includes a cam surface defining an uneven profile along a direction of movement of the plunger, wherein the shape of the cam surface profile indicates the administration set is authorized for use with the infusion pump and may further indicate the specific type of administration set. A sensor in the infusion pump senses movement of the plunger as a platen of the infusion pump is latched and generates a profile signal in the time domain representative of the cam surface profile. A processor evaluates the profile signal and controls operation of the pump to protect a patient from improper loading of an administration set, use of an unauthorized administration set, and/or use of an invalid type of administration set for a chosen infusion protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Curlin Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Azur Azapagic, Mohan Jonathan Barkley
  • Patent number: 11058820
    Abstract: There is provided drug delivery devices comprising a drug container assembly with a needle and automatic needle insertion and drug delivery mechanisms. Aspects of the devices described include a noise-generation mechanism to indicate the completion of drug delivery, a mechanism for triggering drug delivery following needle insertion, front-end activation of the device and a safety mechanism for covering the needle after use and methods of assembly of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OVAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Valerio Lelio Cereda, Ralph George Lamble, Jonathan Lawson, Michael Charles Savill, Susanna Elizabeth McRobert White, Martyn James Young, Matthew Egerton Young
  • Patent number: 11058811
    Abstract: A configurable fluid delivery system and methods for its use are disclosed. The system may include one or more control units, fluid delivery units, fluid actuator units, and disposable units. Data sources and sensors on each of the delivery units, actuator units, and disposable units may provide data to the control unit, thereby identifying the components along with the manner in which they may be configured. The control unit may notify a user regarding the status of any one or more of the delivery, actuator, and disposable units to indicate their appropriateness for delivering a fluid according to one or more selected procedures and protocols. Also disclosed are methods by which the configurable fluid delivery system may provide data to a user to assist the user in assembling and testing a particular configuration of the fluid delivery system for a specific use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Mark Trocki
  • Patent number: 11058860
    Abstract: A valve is disclosed, the valve comprising a housing having an first opening and a second opening, and an elastomeric member positioned in the housing, the elastomeric member comprising a thickness, a continuous peripheral wall projecting from the thickness, and a slit extending through the thickness, a continuous portion of the peripheral wall creating a continuous sealable contact with the housing and partitioning the housing into an upper section and a lower section, the elastomeric member configured such that upon creating a pressure differential between the upper section and the lower section of the housing causes either: (i) the peripheral wall to deflect from the housing permitting fluid flow around the elastomeric member; or (ii) the slit to open permitting fluid flow through the elastomeric member. Methods using the valve are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: POLY MEDICURE LIMITED
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Patent number: 11058831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an insufflator comprising an insufflation hose with an integrated heating element and a humidifying medium for use in laparoscopy, wherein the heating wire is adapted to measure the resistance and permits a refill alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: W.O.M. WORLD OF MEDICINE GMBH
    Inventors: Yves Koeth, Felix Menzel
  • Patent number: 11058828
    Abstract: A safe insulin pen needle has a structure effectively circumvents the risk of the needle head protection failure caused by the rotation of the insulin pen during the needle pulling process by some users through a first check flange on one side of a first initial fixing position matched with a first elastic clamping jaw. The safe insulin pen needle effectively circumvents the safety risk that the needle tail tends to damage the user through the needle tail protection structure and, at the same time, effectively circumvents the risk that the needle tail protector will rotate and thus the needle tail protection will fail during the separation of the insulin pen from the insulin pen needle through a second check flange on one side of a second initial fixing position matched with a second elastic clamping jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PROMISEMED HANGZHOU MEDITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chaoyu Hu
  • Patent number: 11052186
    Abstract: This medical device (2) comprises a pre-filled syringe (3) comprising a syringe body (4) and a piston (16) mounted sliding in the syringe body (4), the syringe body (4) and the piston (16) delimiting an internal chamber (17) containing a fluid to be administered; and a package (21) in which the pre-filled syringe (3) is arranged, the package (21) comprising first and second package portions (22, 23) mounted movable relative to each other between a storage configuration in which the first and second package portions (22, 23) prevent the pre-filled syringe (4) from being removed from the package (21), and an open configuration in which the first and second package portions (22, 23) allow the pre-filled syringe (3) to be removed from the package (21), a movement of the first and second package portions (22, 23) from the storage configuration to the open configuration causing the piston (16) to move from a first piston position to a second piston position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: LABORATOIRE AGUETTANT
    Inventors: Guillaume Bonnefond, Vincent Guyot, Philippe Laurent
  • Patent number: 11052226
    Abstract: Steerable medical devices and methods of use. In some embodiments, the steerable medical devices can be steered bi-directionally. In some embodiments the steerable medical devices include a first flexible tubular member and a second flexible tubular member secured together at a location distal to a steerable portion of the steerable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Kalila Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jonah Lepak, Emma Lepak, Tom Saul, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Joseph Creagan Trautman, Christopher T. Cheng, Richard Joseph Renati, Colin Mixter, Marc Bitoun
  • Patent number: 11052200
    Abstract: A cap (120) for a drug delivery device (1) having a distal end (121) and a proximal end (122); the cap (120) having an opening at the proximal end and further comprising an outer cap element (130) and an inner cap element (131) being located inside the outer cap element (130), the inner cap element (131) comprising a deformable region (151) and a cap snap means (149); wherein the deformable region (151) of the inner cap element (131) is deformable into a gap (143) between the inner cap element (131) and the outer cap element (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: David Aubrey Plumptre
  • Patent number: 11052188
    Abstract: Double-lumen infusion catheter including: a shaft having proximal section, distal section, and intermediate section therebetween; first and second lumens extending along a length of the shaft and having arc shaped wall therebetween; and an inflatable member provided distally to intermediate section, and over the distal section. First lumen has cross section larger than cross section of second lumen and is configured to receive a guidewire therethrough and allow fluid flow via an unobstructed portion of first lumen. Unobstructed portion is formed along guidewire outer surface, between guidewire outer surface and inner wall of first lumen, and extends from an inlet at proximal end of intermediate section to an outlet at distal end of intermediate section. First lumen is narrowed to approximate a first diameter in shaft proximal and distal sections, and is widened to approximate a second diameter greater than first diameter in the shaft intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: A.V. Medical Technologies LTD
    Inventors: Michael Gabriel Tal, Ilan Carmel, Josef Shahrur
  • Patent number: 11045601
    Abstract: An insulin infusion set (IIS) device with one or more features designed to achieve longevity in a patients continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) site viability. One exemplary feature is an adsorbent material configured to adsorb phenolic excipients (e.g., m-cresol or other preservatives) from the insulin formulation. The adsorbent material may be positioned along a fluid pathway specifically designed to increase and/or extend exposure between the insulin formulation and the adsorbent material. Another exemplary feature is a medicament configured to reduce the patients inflammation or slow the progression of the patients inflammatory response. Yet another exemplary feature is a diffusive catheter configured to deliver the insulin formulation in a diffuse manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Christopher John Demaria, Daniel Morris Hartmann, Graham Barry Jones, Christopher Kovalchick, Sean Matthew Pszenny, Rhea Sirkar, Monica Rixman Swinney
  • Patent number: 11045612
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection device which includes a handle and a guard which together enclose a movable cartridge which can contain liquid material to be injected, and further enclose a movable injector that includes a needle, the needle being attached to a housing where the housing is attached to the cartridge, the device also including a delivery mechanism whereby the needle is moved from a retracted to an extended position, and independently the volume of the chamber may be adjusted to expel the contents thereof through the needle and into a subject in need thereof. The injection device may be communicatively connected to a control unit so as to provide a dermal injection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: RepliCEL Life Sciences Inc.
    Inventors: Rolf Hoffmann, Martin Hohlrieder
  • Patent number: 11045605
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having a first end, a second end, and a sidewall extending between the first end and the second end. The syringe assembly further includes a stopper disposed within a chamber of the syringe barrel, a plunger adapter engaged with the stopper, and a plunger rod having first and second ends. The first end of the plunger rod is pivotally secured to the plunger adapter. The plunger rod has a pre-use position where the second end of the plunger rod is positioned adjacent to the syringe barrel, and a use position where the plunger rod is configured to displace the stopper relative to the syringe barrel. A recessed portion of the plunger adapter receives a portion of the first end of the plunger rod when the plunger rod is in the pre-use position and the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Darrin Scott Manke, Christopher Labak, Joseph Omer St. Cyr
  • Patent number: 11040148
    Abstract: A distribution assembly having a syringe having a body with a tip supporting a needle having a bevel, and a removable syringe needle protection device. The protection device has a flexible cap defining an inside cavity defined by a side wall and by a distal solid end wall, and when in the protection position, receiving the bevel of the needle in airtight manner. The side wall includes an annular bead provided with at least one slot extending across the bead in a longitudinal direction, the bead, when in the protection position, co-operating in airtight manner with the tip of the syringe. The cavity of the cap is dimensioned so that when the protection device is removed from the syringe, the cavity is connected to the atmosphere via the slot before the bevel of the needle becomes connected to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Mickaƫl Swal, Ghislain Fournier
  • Patent number: 11040152
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an injection device with housing that defines a channel and a first injection guide opening. The first injection guide opening enters the channel in a manner that allows a needle to penetrate a vessel in an animal with accuracy and at the same time protect the user from the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: SOUTHERN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THE UAB RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Harrison Kim, Patrick Schexnailder
  • Patent number: 11040133
    Abstract: Featured is a closed loop surgical system including one or more control units that are configured to form a fluid control subsystem for fluid control and a device control subsystem for controlling a surgical device. The two control subsystems in combination provide an automatic self-managed closed loop system for the control of fluid into and out of the surgical site by means of intelligent communication and for maintaining a preselected pressure desired by the surgeon. In particular embodiments, this is accomplished by utilizing empirically correlated motor speed and load measurements, based on supplied current, from the surgical resection device when using its specific resection capability. For example, automatically adjusting fluid flow responsive to changes in loading of a surgical device or automatically sensing a load change for the surgical device during a surgical procedure and automatically changing (increasing or decreasing) fluid flow responsive to the load change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafal Jezierski, Brian Loreth
  • Patent number: 11039817
    Abstract: A bone marrow aspiration device and related method includes an introducer assembly and an aspiration assembly to couple to the introducer assembly. The introducer assembly includes an introducer cannula having a proximal end and a distal end. The introducer cannula defines a lumen between the distal and proximal ends, the distal end being configured to penetrate bone of a patient. The aspiration assembly includes an aspiration cannula that is receivable in the lumen of the introducer cannula and that extends beyond the distal end of the introducer cannula. The aspiration cannula includes a port to aspirate bone marrow, the port being distal to the distal end of the introducer cannula. The aspiration device further includes a mechanism at the introducer assembly to move the introducer cannula and the aspiration cannula in tandem relative to a distal end of the mechanism when the aspiration cannula is positioned within bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Cervos Medical LLC
    Inventor: Andrew McGillicuddy
  • Patent number: 11040129
    Abstract: A wearable mobile continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (mCAPD) system, includes an mCAPD module mounted on a front portion of a wearable belt, wherein the mCAPD module comprises a micro-peristaltic pump disposed in a corresponding front portion, and an electronic control board connected to the micro-peristaltic pump for controlling and managing the mCAPD process, a fluid bag containing a dialysate fluid, attached to the wearable belt and to the electronic control board, and a sterile connector having a tube portion fixed into a guide section of the micro-peristaltic pump, and a first connecting end for connecting to a first tube inserted into a peritoneum cavity of the human body, and a second connecting end for connecting to a second tube attached to the fluid bag. Upon rotation, the micro-peristaltic pump enables a flow of fluid between the peritoneum cavity and the fluid bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Gowrishankar Wuppuluru
  • Patent number: 11039881
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical device for treating a vein, including component parts thereof, wherein said device comprises a vein stretching member; a vein stretching member for use with said device; a kit of parts comprising said device and one or more vein stretching member and a method for treating a vein comprising use of said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Steven Whiteley