Patents Examined by Theodore J. Stigell
  • Patent number: 11123488
    Abstract: An injection device assembly including a housing, a syringe, a drive mechanism and one or more sensing systems are described. The drive mechanism advances the syringe from a storage position to an injection position, and a plunger advances the syringe piston from an initial position to a final position. The status sensing system may include one or more main PCB(s) disposed in an end portion of the injection device assembly's housing. The system may determine various parameters related to an operational status of the injection device, including the location of the devices components, an amount of medication remaining in the device, a temperature of the medication, and whether or not the device is properly contacting the users skin before injection. The system may communicate such determined parameters to an external device via a wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: John William Adams, Eoin Patrick Connaughton, Toon Diels, Miriam Elizabeth Savage, Fiachra Sweeney, Stefan Mathieu Alfons Vaes
  • Patent number: 11123528
    Abstract: A balloon catheter includes a shaft and a balloon having one or more fold lines. The balloon is disposed outside the shaft, and the balloon includes one or more first regions and one or more second regions. The first region retains medicine on an outer surface of the balloon. The second region retains less medicine than the first region or retains no medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Soichiro Kita, Masao Sato, Hitoshi Tahara, Ryoji Nakano, Motokazu Watanabe, Takuji Nishide
  • Patent number: 11116893
    Abstract: A wearable medical device may be unpacked, prepared, and/or used while being grasped with a single hand position. For example, the device may be removed from a package, primed, and/or adhered to the skin of a user while being grasped with the single hand position. Optionally, the device may be used with a single hand. Optionally, the device includes a delivery interface (for example, including a needle tip and/or a skin contact surface). Optionally, the device includes a protector that preserves sterility of the delivery interface. Optionally, the cover can be removed with a single hand. Optionally, removal of the cover is performed with the same hand position as placement of the device on a delivery site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu
  • Patent number: 11116942
    Abstract: A medical probe, including a flexible insertion tube having a proximal segment and a deflectable distal segment, and containing first and second lumens running longitudinally through the insertion tube, wherein the first and second lumens are twisted around each other in the proximal segment, and run parallel to each other in the deflectable distal segment. The medical probe also includes first and second wires running respectively through the first and second lumens and having respective first and second distal ends, which are anchored within the deflectable distal segment of the insertion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Beeckler, Maribeth Esguerra Wilczynski, Joseph Thomas Keyes
  • Patent number: 11116561
    Abstract: Devices, agents, and associated methods for selective modulation of renal nerves by localized delivery of neural ablative substances are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to a method for delivering a neuromodulatory agent (e.g., capsaicin) via a catheter to a kidney of the patient. The neuromodulatory agent selectively neuromodulates afferent renal nerves in a patient compared efferent renal nerves of the patient. The method can also include removing the catheter from the patient after delivering the neuromodulatory agent to conclude the procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Robert J. Melder
  • Patent number: 11116879
    Abstract: Surgical tools are provided herein that are configured to apply suction and irrigation at a surgical site during the course of a surgical procedure. A surgical tool can include a handle that has a suction flow path configured to provide suction therethrough and an irrigation flow path configured to provide irrigation therethrough. The suction flow path and the irrigation flow path can share a common path along at least partial lengths thereof. An elongate shaft can extend distally from the handle and can have an inner lumen that is in communication with the suction flow path and the irrigation flow path. The inner lumen can thus be configured to provide suction from the suction flow path to a surgical site to remove matter therefrom and to provide irrigation from the irrigation flow path to the surgical site to provide fluid thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Rudolph H. Nobis, Patrick J. Minnelli, Kevin M. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 11110248
    Abstract: A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end of the elongate shaft to a distal end of the elongate shaft, a medical device disposed proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft, wherein the release wire releasably secures the medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, a securement member fixedly attached to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and to a proximal end of the release wire, and a microcatheter configured to deliver the medical device to a treatment site, the elongate shaft and the medical device being slidably disposed within a lumen of the microcatheter. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to disengage from a distal portion of the securement member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pederson, Jr., Mary-Claire Anderson, Ken Xiao Kang Zhang, David D. Groneberg, Nicholas L. Tassoni
  • Patent number: 11110229
    Abstract: A medical injector including a cap remover or second cap is disclosed. The medical injector includes an injector housing defining a reservoir, a plunger rod, and a stopper engaged with a portion of the plunger rod and slidably disposed within the reservoir. The stopper being sized relative to an interior of the injector housing to provide sealing engagement with a sidewall of the injector housing. The medical injector further includes a needle having a sharpened first end and a second end in communication with the reservoir, a first cap covering the sharpened first end of the needle, and a second cap covering at least a part of the first cap. The second cap is engaged with the first cap such that removal of the second cap simultaneously removes the first cap from the first end of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11110250
    Abstract: A catheter (1) comprising an elongate tubular body (2) having a proximal end (3), a distal end (4), and an inner lumen (5) extending through the elongate tubular body (2), wherein the elongate tubular body (2) comprises a proximal section (6) and a distal section (7), wherein at least the proximal section (6) comprises at least two layers, wherein the proximal end (3) is connected with a catheter hub (8) being an adapter of greater radial outside dimension than the elongate tubular body (2), wherein the catheter hub (8) has an inner lumen (9) of larger inside diameter than the elongate tubular body (2), and wherein the innermost layer (10) of the proximal section (6) extends into the catheter hub (8) and flares from the proximal section (6) to the catheter hub (8). The catheter ensures a smooth transition of a medical device, e.g. a stent to be transferred from a storage device like a sheath into the tubular body of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Phenox Ltd.
    Inventors: Volker Trösken, Hermann Monstadt, Ralf Hannes, David Slattery, Ken Beatty
  • Patent number: 11103642
    Abstract: A syringe assembly for administration of a neurotoxin, the syringe assembly comprising: a syringe comprising: a clear syringe barrel with dosage markings completely encircling the clear syringe barrel; and a plunger having a plunger body and a clear inverted plunger tip; and a needle assembly comprising a needle and a sealing hub for removably attaching the needle assembly to the syringe, wherein the needle is approximately 0.15 inches to approximately 0.3 inches in length and has a gauge of approximately 27 gauge to approximately 35 gauge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Leslie Tufts
  • Patent number: 11103647
    Abstract: An injection device for distributing a liquid product, in particular a medicament, includes: a) a housing with a longitudinal axis (L) and a product container, in particular a syringe, provided in the housing, the product container including a displaceable plunger, where the plunger can be displaced along the longitudinal axis (L) in a distal direction using a propulsion member to distribute the product contained in the product container; b) a cover cap which is mounted on the distal end of the housing and which can be removed from the housing; and c) a mechanism which prevents the cover cap from being remounted on the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Mario Bernhard, Markus Tschirren, Tashi-Panso Tsching
  • Patent number: 11097087
    Abstract: A method of treating a host having an implanted subcutaneous access port, comprising using an access port locater configured to locate a subcutaneous access port located beneath a skin surface of a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Andrea Patisteas, Steven J. Tallarida, John M. Butziger
  • Patent number: 11097068
    Abstract: A safety needle having a rigid outer structure within which there is a cannula holding element of being movably coupled to an injector pen for a drug is provided. The cannula holding element supports a cannula having a first extremity and a second extremity for administration of the drug. A moving protective element associated with the rigid structure, covers the second extremity of the cannula after administration, with provision being made for a deforming member capable of deforming the cannula after administration of the drug so that the second extremity of the cannula remains within the protective element. The deforming member is associated with the protective element and is capable of rotating autonomously with respect thereto after administration of the drug to deform the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Dario De Zolt, Matteo Lagana
  • Patent number: 11090436
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament. The device comprises a housing and at least two separate component parts, wherein for example at least one of these component parts performs a movement relative to the housing during dose setting and for example at least one of these component parts performs a movement relative to the housing during dose dispensing, and wherein the relative movement of the at least two separate component parts with respect to each other during dose setting differs from the relative movement of the at least two separate component parts with respect to each other during dose dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Richard James Vincent Avery, Matthew Meredith Jones, William Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, David Aubrey Plumptre, Samuel Keir Steel, Robert Frederick Veasey
  • Patent number: 11090417
    Abstract: Provided is a device for suctioning bodily fluids and for supplying a fluid substance to a human or animal body, in which the device includes a drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) having a drive (20), a pump head (30, 30?, 30?) which is drivable by the drive (20) and a connecting part (5, 7?, 4?) which is releasably connectable to the drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) and has a tube guide (555, 710?, 43?). The tube guide (555, 710?, 43?) is realized in such a manner for receiving a tube (I) that the tube, in combination with the pump head (30, 30?, 30?), forms a peristaltic pump (3) by way of which the fluid substance is conveyable through the tube (I) to the human or animal body. The pump head (30, 30?, 30?) is incorporated in the connecting part (5, 7?, 4?), and the drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) includes a coupling element (24, 24?) which is connected to the drive (20) in order to couple the pump head (30, 30?. 30?) to the drive (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Hilmar Ehlert, Lukas Bannwart
  • Patent number: 11083488
    Abstract: A device for insertion of a flexible needle or other such instrument into a tissue, incorporating a collapsible support guide which supports that part of the needle which has not yet penetrated the tissue, preventing it from buckling, and an arrangement which pulls the needle from its proximal end to provide sufficient force for the penetration process. The collapsible support guide can be a pair of flexible strips connected along their length and enclosing the needle along its uninserted length in order to support it, with a mechanism at the distal end of the device to peel the strips from the needle as it is inserted. Insertion can be achieved by a pair of rollers engaging and advancing the strips distally. Alternatively, a telescopic support tube can be used to support the needle, the tube collapsing telescopically as the needle is inserted, to maintain clearance above the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: XACT ROBOTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Galili, Ofer Arnold, Simon Sharon, Daniel Glozman
  • Patent number: 11083381
    Abstract: Systems and methods for epicardial electrophysiology and other procedures are provided in which conditions at the location of an access needle may be determined according to the detection of different pressure frequencies in separate organs, or different locations, in the body of a subject. Methods may include inserting a needle including a first sensor into a body of a subject, and receiving pressure frequency information from the first sensor. A second sensor may be used to provide cardiac waveform information of the subject, and the pressure frequency information may be segmented based on the cardiac waveform information. Conditions at the current location of the needle may be determined based on an algorithm including the segmented pressure frequency information and the cardiac waveform information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Srijoy Mahapatra, George T. Gillies, Jason Tucker-Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11083840
    Abstract: Modular fluid path assemblies are provided that include conduit, coupling, and needle portions of a fluid path fluidly coupled to an outlet of a container. The modular fluid path assemblies further include a needle shield having a tip of the needle embedded therein. So configured, in embodiments, the modular fluid path assemblies can be sterilized, a medicament can be filled in the container, and a stopper inserted in the container so that the pre-sterilized and pre-filled modular fluid path assemblies can have a closed container integrity (CCI) seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Scott Robert Gibson, Sudeshna Dutta Ray, Daniel Eduardo Groszmann, Mehran Mojarrad, Nathan Thomas Balcom, Alejandro Campillo-Agusti, Alan D. Payne, Lawrence Scott Ring
  • Patent number: 11083494
    Abstract: A method for controlling gas composition in a surgical cavity during an endoscopic surgical procedure includes monitoring for a plurality of gas species in a gas flow from a surgical cavity of a patient. The method includes measuring the plurality of gas species in the gas flow from the surgical cavity and determining if the gas species measured in the gas flow from the surgical cavity are each present and/or within a respective desired range. The method includes adding gas into the surgical cavity if one or more gas species in the plurality of gas species is outside of the respective desired range so as to bring a composition of gas species in the surgical cavity within the respective desired range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventor: Mikiya Silver
  • Patent number: 11083853
    Abstract: A rotary sensor assembly, comprising a first sensor part with a plurality of position sensor segments, and a second sensor part with a grounded contact in contact with a position sensor segment. For a current incremental rotational position a contact is in contact with an un-powered current-position sensor segment, with the neighbour segments being in a powered state. When the contact is rotated to a powered next-position position sensor segment, the next-position sensor segment becomes a new current-position sensor segment. Electronic circuitry is adapted to detect that the new current-position sensor segment is grounded and that the first and second sensor parts thereby have been rotated one increment relative to each other, and subsequently change the state of the former current-position sensor segment from un-powered to powered and the state of the new current-position sensor segment from powered to un-powered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Mikkel Schouenborg Grubbe