Patents Examined by Shefali Patel
  • Patent number: 10195353
    Abstract: A pen-type injector is improved so that a user may select a delivery dose of a medicinal product from a multidose cartridge. The injector includes a housing, a cartridge containing the medicinal product retained within the housing, a piston rod, a dose selecting member to select the dose of medicinal product to be expelled, and a drive member to expel the selected dose of the medicinal product. The housing is formed unitary so that the dose selecting member and the drive member are moveably retained within the housing. The injector may include a ratchet associated with an insert to ensure the piston rod only rotates in a single direction through the insert, a button located on the drive member, and a clutch which upon depression of the button prevents rotation between the dose selecting member and the drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Frederick Veasey, Christopher Nigel Langley, Steven Wimpenny
  • Patent number: 10188800
    Abstract: A drive assembly comprises a guide nut, a lock, and a fastener, the fastener being movable with respect to the lock into and out of a position, in which the fastener engages the lock with the guide nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Langley, Christopher Jones, Paul Draper
  • Patent number: 10182933
    Abstract: A gastric tube for use in a bariatric surgical procedure includes an elongate tube and an anchor. The elongate tube has a proximal end portion and a distal end portion and defines a lumen along a length thereof. The proximal end portion defines an opening in communication with the lumen. The elongate tube includes a blunt tip, a light source, and an outer surface. The blunt tip is formed on the distal end portion and is at least partially transparent. The light source is in communication with the blunt tip for illuminating at least the blunt tip. The outer surface extends between the proximal and distal end portions and defines a side opening in communication with the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Rajat R. Rokde, Syed Ahmed Mushtaque, Jeetendra Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 10172988
    Abstract: Components for a medical infusion fluid handling system, such as an APD system, in which one or more lines (such as solution lines), spikes or other connection ports may be automatically capped and/or de-capped. This feature may provide advantages, such as a reduced likelihood of contamination since no human interaction is required to de-cap and connect the one or more lines, the spikes or the other connection ports. For example, a fluid handling cassette may include one or more caps that cover a corresponding spike and include a raised and/or recessed feature to assist in removal of the one or more caps from the cassette. A solution line cap may include a hole and a recess, a groove or other feature to engage with a spike cap and enable removal of the spike cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: David W. McGill, Jacob W. Scarpaci, James D. Dale, Simon C. Helmore, Jason A. Demers
  • Patent number: 10130558
    Abstract: A coded collapsible drug reservoir and a drug delivery system including the coded collapsible drug reservoir. The drug reservoir includes a collapsible housing and a port in communication with the collapsible housing. The drug reservoir further includes a coding feature disposed on the drug reservoir, and the coding feature identifies the drug reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Richard James Vincent Avery
  • Patent number: 10117991
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro robot including: a drilling body which has a drilling tip formed at an end thereof; a spiral coupling body which has a magnet disposed therein, and is spirally coupled to an outer circumference of the drilling body; and a system control unit which allows the drilling body and the spiral coupling body to spirally move simultaneously or allows the spiral coupling body to spirally move around the drilling body by providing a rotational magnetic field to the magnet. In addition, the present invention also provides a micro robot system including the micro robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Gun Hee Jang, Seung Mun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10112014
    Abstract: A syringe assembly having a flexible and/or slidable flange is provided, wherein in a pre-use or packaged state, the flange is positioned substantially parallel to a barrel of the syringe assembly resulting in the syringe assembly having a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller packaging footprint allows for a reduced storage space of the syringe assembly. Upon removal from a packaging and/or the storage space, the flange can be slid and locked into place such that the flange extends in a perpendicular direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the syringe assembly to allow for a traditional operation of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 10086149
    Abstract: A safety device for an injection syringe includes a syringe support, a protective sheath for protecting an injection needle carried by the syringe, the sheath being mounted to slide relative to the syringe support between an injection position in which the needle is uncovered, and a protection position in which the needle is covered, the sheath having a grip surface enabling the device to be gripped by a user and referred to as an initial grip surface, and a return spring for urging the sheath into the protection position. The sheath also includes an extender member for extending the initial grip surface and fitted on the sheath in such a manner as to present a larger grip surface, referred to as an enlarged grip surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpillière S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pascal Dugand, Sylvain Lanzi
  • Patent number: 10076607
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inserter device for subcutaneously inserting a medical device, the inserter device comprising an outer part comprising one or more locking elements including a first locking element and one or more release elements including a first release element; a housing; and a functional part accommodated in the housing; wherein the housing comprises a sidewall with an inner surface forming a cavity, the housing extending from a first end to a second end along a first axis and comprising one or more housing guide members including a first housing guide member for engagement with one or more guide members of the functional part, and where the housing is at least partly covered by the outer part; wherein the functional part comprises a first part with a first body extending from a first end to a second end along the first axis, the first part comprising one or more first locking members; a second part releasably connected to the first part and comprising a second body extending from a first end
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: UnoMedical A/S
    Inventor: Steffen Gyrn
  • Patent number: 10071026
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for delivering nutrients to a patient are provided. A gastrostomy feeding device includes a device housing having a proximal portion having an opening therein, a channel operably connected to the opening in the proximal portion, a distal portion having an opening therein, a lumen operably connected to the opening in the distal portion, and a cavity formed within the device housing. The device also includes a rotatable member positioned completely within the cavity and that is rotatable within the cavity relative to the housing. The rotatable member includes a first opening and a second opening and a lumen extending therebetween. The rotatable member is rotatable from a closed configuration to an open configuration where the second opening of the rotatable member is operably connected to the lumen of the device housing. The device further includes an expandable member positioned on the distal portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Wen Hong Neoh
  • Patent number: 10010684
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly for an injector is provided herein which, in a first aspect of the subject invention, includes a needle having a distal end formed for injection, a carrier for supporting the needle, and a shield for selectively covering the distal end of the needle. The shield includes at least one through aperture formed therein, wherein the at least one through aperture is superimposed over the distal end of the needle in an initial state prior to the injection. In a further aspect of the subject invention, a safety needle assembly is provided which includes a needle having a distal end formed for injection, a carrier for supporting the needle, and a shield for selectively covering the distal end of the needle. The shield includes a proximal and, a distal end and a sidewall extending therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Christopher McDown, Eliot Zaiken, Tieming Ruan
  • Patent number: 9999567
    Abstract: Systems and methods for nasal irrigation are provided in which a nasal irrigation device includes a source of saline solution, an effluent receptacle, a nasal interface, a vacuum source, a fluid passageway to communicate the source of saline solution with the effluent receptacle through the nasal interface and a nasal cavity of a user, and a switch and valve assembly for selectively controlling the vacuum source and flow of the saline solution through the fluid passageway. The source of saline solution is disposed relative to the device to provide gravitational inducement of the saline solution to the nasal interface in engagement to the device user's nostrils. A combination of the gravitational inducement and a relative vacuum from the effluent receptacle generates a fluid flow for irrigating, cleansing and massaging the nasal cavity and ostia of the user. The entire device is assembled as a hand-held device for convenient lifting and disposal against the user's nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: RhinoSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin R. Hoke, Paul R. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 9999753
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention provides implantable or insertable urological medical devices, which are adapted to deliver one or more urologically beneficial agents in pharmaceutically effective amounts. In one aspect, the invention provides medical devices in which urologically beneficial agents are delivered using a porous membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Teague
  • Patent number: 9993599
    Abstract: A skin engagement member is provided herein for use with a needle assembly or a medical injector to minimize irritation of a patient's skin surrounding an injection site during injection by a needle of the needle assembly or the medical injector. The skin engagement member includes: a body; a surface defined on the body for engaging the patient's skin during injection by the needle; an aperture formed through the body configured to permit passage therethrough of the needle; and, rotatable mounting features for rotatably mounting the body to the needle assembly or the medical injector such that the surface, while engaging the patient's skin, is rotatable about the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Todd Ryan Andreoni
  • Patent number: 9993367
    Abstract: The invention is a retinal implant device to stimulate a retina of an eye thereby producing a specific effect in the eye, such as a vision or drug treatment of a chronic condition. The retinal device is made of a retinal implant that is positioned subretinally and that contains a multitude of stimulation sites that are in contact with the retina. A connection carries a stimulating electrical signal or a drug. The connection passes transretinally through the retina and into a vitreous cavity of the eye, thereby minimizing damage to a nutrient-rich choroid. A lead is attached to a source of drugs or electrical energy, which is located outside the eye. The lead passes through a sclera at a point near a front of the eye to avoid damage to the retina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Greenberg, Mark Humayan
  • Patent number: 9987410
    Abstract: A medical infusion fluid handling system, such as an automated peritoneal dialysis system, may be arranged to de-cap and connect one or more lines (such as solution lines) with one or more spikes or other connection ports on a fluid handling cassette. This feature may reduce a likelihood of contamination since no human interaction is required to de-cap and connect the one or more lines and the one or more spikes. For example, the automated peritoneal dialysis system may include a carriage arranged to receive the one or more lines each having a connector end and a cap. The carriage may move along a first direction so as to move the connector ends of the one or more lines along the first direction, and a cap stripper may be arranged to engage with the caps on the one or more lines on the carriage. The cap stripper may move in a second direction transverse to the first direction, as well as to move with the carriage along the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Simon C. Helmore, David W. McGill, David J. Hibbard, James D. Dale, Matthew J. Finch, Jesse T. Bodwell, Jason A. Demers
  • Patent number: 9987475
    Abstract: The present invention provides a micro needle roller assembly comprising a roller head including an external cylindrical member having a plurality of micro needles mounted on a surface thereof and an internal member placed in the external member and supported to the external member by supporting pieces; and a handling member coupled to the internal member for rotating the internal member of the roller head; the plurality of micro needles, the external cylindrical member and the internal member being made of a polymer resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignees: LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATION, KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Chang-hyun Kim, Dong-hun Hyun, Seung-sup Lee, Man-hee Han
  • Patent number: 9974941
    Abstract: A system relating to improved medical-connector contamination prevention. More particularly, this invention relates to a reduced-touch contamination system for small-bore fluid connectors, including male and female Luer-type connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 9968742
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a dual insertion set for supplying a fluid to a body of a patient and for monitoring a body characteristic of the patient. Typical embodiments of the invention include a base, an infusion portion coupled to a first piercing member and a sensor portion coupled to a second piercing member. The infusion portion includes a cannula coupled to the first piercing member for supplying the fluid to a placement site. The sensor portion includes a sensor coupled to and extending from the base having at least one sensor electrode formed on a substrate and is coupled to the second piercing member in a manner that allows the sensor to be inserted at the placement site. The base is arranged to secure the dual insertion set to skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Nannette M. Van Antwerp, Rajiv Shah, Bradley J. Enegren, Richard Lemos, Jr., Ly Phou, Garry M. Steil, Gayane R. Voskanyan
  • Patent number: 9968744
    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 a delivery dose. An injector may include a housing, the cartridge containing a medicinal product, the cartridge being retained within the housing, a dose dial sleeve for selecting a dose of the medicinal product to be expelled, and a piston rod for expelling the selected dose of the medicinal product. The housing may be a unitary housing within which the dose dial sleeve for selecting the dose and the piston rod for expelling the selected dose are moveably retained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Frederick Veasey, Christopher Nigel Langley, Steven Wimpenny