Patents Examined by Tania Ismail
  • Patent number: 11116301
    Abstract: A device for treating human keratin materials that delivers a cosmetic or dermatological composition onto the latter together with the application of an electric current, in particular an electrophoresis device, the composition applied being contained in a cartridge carried by the device, the cartridge having a body that forms a reservoir and a piston through which a drive screw passes and which can move in the body under the effect of the relative rotation of the screw and the piston, the device comprising an electric drive motor for bringing about this relative rotation of the screw and of the piston, and an electronic circuit for controlling the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Laure Thiebaut, Franck Mandica, Hélène Pernot, Johan Sabattier
  • Patent number: 11116894
    Abstract: A medical pump device for delivering a medical fluid includes a base body and elastomeric hollow membrane secured to the base body and arranged in such a way that a pump volume for filling with medical fluid is formed between the base body and hollow membrane. The hollow membrane, in an at least partially filled state of the pump volume, is elastically extended and exerts a delivery pressure on the pump volume. The medical pump device has a sensor system set up to determine the extension of the hollow membrane such that, by using the extension that is thus determined, filling level information concerning the filling state of the pump volume is determined. The medical pump device can be used in infusion or transfusion arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
    Inventor: Jens Stettner
  • Patent number: 11110004
    Abstract: A phacoemulsification cutting tip, including a rigid tubular portion and a flexible and expandable tip portion located distal to the rigid tubular portion. The flexible and expandable tip portion presents an axial length and an unexpanded radius and is formed such that the axial length shortens while the unexpanded radius increases when differential pressure due to an occlusion of an opening of the flexible tip portion exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: William F. Wiley
  • Patent number: 11103636
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a wearable drug delivery device includes a needle hub, a needle coupled to the needle hub, a flexible boot removably coupled to the needle hub, and a cannula coupled to the flexible boot. The needle hub, the needle, the flexible boot, and the cannula are movable between a first position and a second position. Upon moving the needle hub, the needle, the flexible boot, and the cannula from the first position to the second position, the cannula engages a floor member to restrict movement of the cannula and the flexible movement towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Olivas, Justin Harris, Sudeshna Dutta Ray, David Coleman, Eoghan McManus
  • Patent number: 11097054
    Abstract: A cartridge (10) for injecting a pharmaceutical solution includes at least one flexible small bag (18, 22) made of thin film walls, having a chamber (12, 14) containing a pharmaceutical substance (S, P, L) and having a head surface (37) being outwardly convex. A syringe (100) for injecting a pharmaceutical solution (S) includes a body (102) extended along a main axis (X), an accommodating space (120) to accommodate a cartridge (10), and a plunger (110) with a head (113) being dome-shaped and convex towards the space (120), preferably asymmetrical with respect to the main axis (X). An injection kit for injecting a pharmaceutical solution including a syringe (100) and at least one cartridge (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OROFINO PHARMACEUTICALS GROUP S.R.L.
    Inventor: Ernesto Orofino
  • Patent number: 11083849
    Abstract: An auto-injector for delivering a liquid medicament comprising: a housing arranged to contain a syringe and a piston for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament, the housing having a proximal end and a distal end intended to be applied against an injection site, wherein the syringe comprises: a plurality of plunger elements arranged along a length of the syringe between the proximal end of the housing and the piston, each of the plurality of plunger elements having a longitudinal axis; and a cord arranged to connect the plurality of plunger elements, wherein the plunger elements are configured to become aligned along their axes to push the piston towards the distal end to displace the medicament when the cord is acted on by a driving force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11076984
    Abstract: A method includes inserting a flexible cannula between a sclera and a choroid of an eye. The needle is advanced from a distal end of the flexible cannula, such that the needle pierces the choroid to access a subretinal space of the eye. The needle is used to aspirate fluid from the subretinal space. The fluid may be present from a retinal detachment, a macular hemorrhage, or other condition present before the procedure begins. The method may further include injecting the fluid in the subretinal space via the needle, in which case the fluid may be a balanced salt solution or other bleb fluid. The method may further include injecting a therapeutic agent into the subretinal space after aspirating the bleb fluid. The volume of injected bleb fluid may be greater than the volume of injected therapeutic agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GYROSCOPE THERAPEUTICS LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel W. Price, Brendan J. Oberkircher, Daniel J. Prenger, Geoffrey King, Isaac J. Khan, Michael F. Keane, Benjamin L. Ko
  • Patent number: 11020194
    Abstract: The present invention provides a minimally invasive surgical instrument with a terminal steerable mechanism, comprising an intervention device, a control device and one or more wires. The strip-shaped intervention device sequentially includes a main section, a flexible section and an operation section from the top to the end. The control device includes a sphere with a preset rotational degree of freedom, and an operating lever connected to the sphere. Said one or more wires are extended along the main section of the intervention device. Here, the second ends of said at least one or more wires are connected to the flexible section or the operation section of the intervention device, and the first ends thereof are connected to at least a part of the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Bing-Shiang Yang, Chao-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 10987455
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a breast pump (1) for extracting milk from a female breast comprising an expression kit (2), a container (5) connected to the expression kit (2), and a vacuum unit (6) connected to the expression kit (2), wherein the combined volumes of the expression kit (2), the container (5), the vacuum unit (6) and the connections thereof define a system air volume, and a vacuum pressure sensor for determining volume changes in the system air volume in response to changes in vacuum pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Aalders, Arjan Teodor Van Wieringen, Hassan El Barakat
  • Patent number: 10980937
    Abstract: A dosing unit for use in an ambulatory infusion system, the dosing unit including: a dosing cylinder and a piston arranged inside the dosing cylinder and in a sliding displaceable manner along a displacement axis. The piston is convertible from a storing configuration into an operational configuration, wherein a circumferential sealing member of the piston is mechanically relieved in the storing configuration and is in sealing and sliding engagement with a circumferential inner surface of the dosing cylinder in the operational configuration. The dosing unit includes a configuration switch member in operative mechanical coupling with the piston, the configuration switch member being movable relative to the piston from a storing position into an operational position, thereby switching the piston configuration from the storing configuration to the operational configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanspeter Niklaus
  • Patent number: 10960177
    Abstract: A medical device used to percutaneously gain access to a targeted site within a living body, for example the left ventricle of the heart. The device is comprised of an inner tubular member, outer tubular member, and an adjustable control handle. The control handle can precisely control the relative position of the inner tubular member relative to the outer member by providing feedback to the operator. This feedback provided by the control handle allows the operator to precisely maneuver the catheter within a body and change the shape of the catheter system without taking his/her eyes off the task that he/she is performing. The control handle is designed to precisely change the catheter system from one tip shape to another tip shape and back. Described herein are methods to use such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventor: P. Kasi Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 10953194
    Abstract: A medical device and use thereof provide percutaneous access to a targeted site within a living body, for example the left ventricle of the heart. The device includes an inner tubular member, outer tubular member, and an adjustable control handle. The control handle can precisely control the relative position of the inner tubular member relative to the outer member by providing feedback to the operator. This feedback provided by the control handle allows the operator to precisely maneuver the catheter within a body and change the shape of the catheter system without taking his/her eyes off the task that he/she is performing. The control handle is designed to precisely change the catheter system from one tip shape to another tip shape and back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventor: P. Kasi Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 10940089
    Abstract: Described herein is a medication crushing, grinding, and administering device generally adapted to transform a solid pharmaceutical into a powered form for dissolving into a fluid within a syringe body. The device includes a plunger portion including the working portion of the device in the form of a blade generally extending from the plunger portion and configured for rotation. The rotating blade manipulated within an interior of the syringe body for generally breaking apart a pill within the syringe body for dispersal into a solution for administering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Ghanem Abusbeih
  • Patent number: 10912886
    Abstract: A valve clutch that has a central member extending along a central axis and includes a drive coupler that receives a driving torque. A coupling member is provided that includes coupling pins extending parallel to the central axis. A valve is rotatably disposed around the central axis between inlet and outlet positions. A sleeve is configured to rotationally engage the valve, the sleeve including at least one clamping member. The valve clutch is reversibly changeable between (1) an unengaged configuration wherein a driving torque received by the central member is not transmitted to the sleeve member, and (2) an engaged configuration wherein the at least one coupling pin is clamped between the central member and the at least one clamping member, thereby transmitting the driving torque that is received by the central member via the sleeve member to the valve member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanspeter Niklaus
  • Patent number: 10864326
    Abstract: An automatic medication injection device including a driver (95), a retractor (190, 230) and a blocking member (180). Upon device triggering the driver is shifted proximally to move a device syringe, expel medication from the syringe0, and then to disengage itself from the syringe plunger. The driver and the blocking member have a complementary camming configuration by which the blocking member, during the driver shifting, is automatically rotated from a first rotational orientation to a second rotational orientation. The blocking member blocks retraction of the retractor when disposed in the first rotational orientation, and permits retraction of the retractor when disposed in the second rotational orientation, which retractor retraction withdraws the device syringe from an injecting position to a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Nicole Taylor Gonzalez, Gregory Alan Musselman, Lisa Jeanne Nelson, Daniel Enluo Wang
  • Patent number: 10842946
    Abstract: An injection device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a liquid medicament or a medicament cartridge; an electrical coil arranged around an inner surface or an outer surface of the housing; an electricity storage apparatus electrically connected to the electrical coil; and a magnet arranged to be movable axially within a defined space with respect to the electrical coil, such that electrical voltage is induced in the electrical coil and a current is generated to charge the electricity storage apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10814099
    Abstract: Medical systems are disclosed which may include an elongate shaft member and a plurality of steering lines operable to cause bending of the elongate shaft member via movement of at least one of the steering lines. A respective second end portion of a first proximal steering line may terminate at a first proximal termination portion of the elongate shaft member, and a respective second end portion of the first distal steering line may terminate at a first distal termination portion of the elongate shaft member. The elongate shaft member may be formed of materials of different hardness to provide preferential bending in desired directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KARDIUM INC.
    Inventors: John Andrew Funk, Saar Moisa, Ashkan Sardari
  • Patent number: 10661019
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device having a housing, arranged to accommodate a medicament container and a power unit, where the power unit has a plunger rod, a drive spring, operably arranged to act on the plunger rod and on said medicament container, an actuator having holding elements that can releasably hold the plunger rod with said drive spring in a tensioned state, and an actuator sleeve operably connected to said actuator for releasably locking said holding elements in a holding state. The medicament delivery device also can have a medicament delivery member guard slidably movable in said housing that can act on said actuator sleeve for setting said holding elements with said actuator sleeve in a first activation state; an activator unit arranged to be manually operated and which is operably connected to said plunger rod for setting said holding elements with said actuator sleeve in a second activation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stefan Högdahl