Patents Examined by Theodore J. Stigell
  • Patent number: 11964133
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises at least two optical sensors configured to detect tick marks of a medicament dose indicator of the medicament delivery device in their respective detection areas, and a processing arrangement configured to determine a current medicament dosage programmed into said medicament delivery device based on a count of the tick marks that pass through the detection areas of the optical sensors during programming of said medicament dosage into said medicament delivery device. A direction of travel of the tick marks may be identified, to determine whether the programmed dosage is increasing or decreasing. The apparatus may be arranged to identify a baseline dosage amount using a camera image of the medicament dosage indicator, so that a starting point for the count of tick marks can be determined. The medicament delivery device may be an injector pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Stefan Moessler
  • Patent number: 11964125
    Abstract: A medical fluid injection device includes a pump, a communication part, a pump control part, and a storage part. The pump control part is configured to control the pump to start a medical fluid injection when the communication part receives a start signal, and stop the medical fluid injection when the communication part receives a stop signal. The storage part is configured to store start inputter information together with start instruction information indicating that an instruction to start the medical fluid injection is given, and stop inputter information together with stop instruction information indicating that an instruction to stop the medical fluid injection is given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: DAIKEN MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiichi Yamada, Ryo Takuwa
  • Patent number: 11957885
    Abstract: An injection device with a feedback mechanism includes a housing for a medicament container having a stopper, a plunger rod for acting on the stopper, a button interactively connected to the plunger rod, an activation member having a flexible locking device releasably connected to the plunger rod, a drive force device, a locking member slidable between positions in which the locking member either completely or partially surrounds the flexible locking device, and a guide rod. Audible and tactile information that an injection has started is provided by the plunger rod's hitting the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Sebastian Karlsson, Gunnar Elmén
  • Patent number: 11957569
    Abstract: A device and method for aspirating graft tissue and delivering the graft tissue to a target delivery site (for example, when performing Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty). In one embodiment, an injector comprises a cylinder and a plunger at least partially located within the cylinder, the plunger being rotatably advanceable and retractable within the cylinder. In one aspect of the embodiment, rotating the plunger in a first direction within the cylinder controllably aspirates a graft tissue into the injector and rotating the plunger in a second direction opposite the first direction controllably ejects the graft tissue from the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: TissueCor, LLC, University of Miami
    Inventors: Alfonso L. Sabater, Abhishek Shah, William B. Buras, Alejandro M. Sabater
  • Patent number: 11951032
    Abstract: Delivery systems and methods for forming and delivering biomaterials from two components are described herein. In particular, apparatus and methods for performing controlled delivery of multicomponent delivery of biomaterials into or onto a body part, such as a body lumen are described. More specifically, in some embodiments, the apparatus and methods are directed towards controlled delivery of micro-volumes of biomaterials into or onto a target location, the micro-volumes being defined as 0.001 mL-1 mL (or 1 ?L-1,000 ?L) of volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Contraline, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Grover, Kevin S. Eisenfrats
  • Patent number: 11951264
    Abstract: A catheter having an internal advancing mechanism that can advance stiffening wires or other devices, has a catheter with a catheter body, a tip section distal the catheter body, a device extending through at least the catheter body, and a control handle proximal the catheter body, where the control handle has an advancing mechanism with a threaded member, an adjustment member, and a guided member to which the device is connected, and the advancing mechanism is configured to advance and retract the device along the catheter body as controlled by a user. Each of the threaded member and the adjustment member has a generally cylindrical configuration. The threaded member has an outer surface configured with a helical guide channel. The adjustment member is configured to guide the guided member to move within the helical guide channel to advance and retract the device. The adjustment member can be rotatable over the threaded member by the user to control advancement and retraction of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER, INC.
    Inventors: Keshava Datta, Jeffrey William Schultz
  • Patent number: 11951281
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques related to insertion of a fluid conduit (e.g., tubing connected to a fluid reservoir or a cannula sharing a pre-assembled fluid pathway with such tubing). In some embodiments, an insertion mechanism may include one or more springs (e.g., a torsion spring or a compression spring). The one or more springs may cause a trocar or a trocar slider to pierce tissue and insert the fluid conduit. The one or more springs may further cause the trocar or the trocar slider to be removed from the tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Roger E. Smith
  • Patent number: 11944798
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11944788
    Abstract: An auto-injector (100) for use with a primed safety syringe (200). The auto-injector comprises: a first detector (312) configured, after activation of the auto-injector, to detect movement of a plunger (206, 222) of the safety syringe to a point on a delivery stroke thereof that is indicative of full dose delivery of a substance from the safety syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Matthew John Watts, Dheeraj Ramakrishnan, Richard Apsey
  • Patent number: 11938089
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medication delivery system including a medication administration device, a medication within the medication administration device, a container defining a cavity receiving the medication administration device, and a cap attached to the container and sealing the medication administration device within the cavity. The medication administration device includes an actuator extending from a body and operable to expel the medication by depressing the actuator into the body. The cap includes hold down members positioned to bear against the body of the medication administration device to prevent movement of the medication administration device toward the cap beyond a predetermined distance. The medication administration device is thereby prevented, inter alia, from prematurely discharging the medication during storage and transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaime Ray Arnett, Andrew Thomas Snow
  • Patent number: 11938093
    Abstract: A fluid path connector for a medical fluid delivery system, the fluid path connector including a first connector element comprising a body, a first lumen, a first flexible leg, and a second flexible leg, and a second connector element comprising a body defining an undercut, a second lumen, a channel defined in the body, and at least one sealing element positioned within the channel, in which the first flexible leg comprises a first flange and the second flexible leg comprises a second flange, and in which, upon engagement of the first connector element with the second connector element, the first flange and the second flange engage with the undercut of the body of the second connector element to prevent disengagement of the first connector element and the second connector element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Kevin Cowan, James Dedig, John Haury
  • Patent number: 11931550
    Abstract: A system and a method for filling an on-body injector includes a needle of the prefilled syringe being aligned with a fill port of the on-body injector. The needle may then be inserted into a guide of a needle cover attached to the on-body injector. An adapter attached to the syringe barrel may guide the needle into a center of the bore of the guide and into the fill port of the on-body injector. The needle may be inserted into the fill port and the adapter may be mechanically coupling to the guide. After the adapter is mechanically coupled to the guide, a volume of the drug of the prefilled syringe may be dispensed into a reservoir of the on-body injector. Once the reservoir is filled to a desired amount, the needle may be removed from the fill port by decoupling the adapter from the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventor: Brian Stonecipher
  • Patent number: 11931527
    Abstract: A medical device has a distal member with a configuration that can be changed by means of a control handle with a control assembly employing a rotational cam, a shaft, and a pulley, where the rotational cam is rotationally mounted on a portion of the control handle for rotation by a user. The rotational cam operates on the shaft to move it proximally or distally depending on the direction of rotation which in turn rotates the pulley to draw or release a puller wire to change the configuration of the distal member of the medical device. The shaft is oriented along a diameter of the control handle. The shaft has two ends which extends through two axial guide slots in the portion of the control handle to sit two opposing helical tracks formed on inner surface of the rotational cam. The guide slots are parallel with the longitudinal axis of the control handle and therefore maintain the shaft's diametrical orientation as the rotational cam is rotated to move the shaft proximally or distally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Schultz
  • Patent number: 11931552
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a compartment sized to receive a cartridge. The compartment includes a cartridge bay that opens so that a cartridge may be inserted into the cartridge bay and that closes when the cartridge is received by the compartment. The drug delivery device also includes a housing including an expanding assembly. The expanding assembly includes a driver supported from a distal end by a linear stabilizer that includes a bearing configured to push against the housing. The driver is rotated by a motor. The expanding assembly also includes two mid screws threadedly connected to the driver, a plunger driver threadedly connected to the two mid screws, and an anti-rotational guide that prevents rotation of the plunger driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: West Pharma Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yossi Bar-El, Gil Yigal, Reuven Y. Filman
  • Patent number: 11931547
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a medical device for fluidly connecting to a medical spike, including a spike port configured to receive therein the medical spike and establish fluid communication between the medical spike and the medical device The spike-locking mechanism can be configured to resist extraction of the medical spike from the spike port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Equashield Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Marino Kriheli, Raanan Tavor, Eric Shem-Tov, Shlomi Dach
  • Patent number: 11931559
    Abstract: A syringe mixing system is provided for housing and mixing contents between at least two syringes. In some embodiments, a syringe coupler is provided that receives first and second syringes and includes a valve member that is convertible between a closed position and an open position. Retention systems for preventing or inhibiting removal of at least one syringe after use are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOLMAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: James Sherman, Casey Dean, Carl Hart, John Bingham, Hossam Aboudagher
  • Patent number: 11925385
    Abstract: A surgical access device includes a cannula and a housing coupled to the cannula. A cannula lumen and a housing interior communicate to define a working channel that extends along a central axis of the device between proximal and distal device ends. A needle entrance port is arranged on a side portion of the housing and opens to the working channel. A needle exit port is arranged distally of the needle entrance port on a side portion of the cannula, and communicates with the needle entrance port to define a suture path extending through the surgical access device at an oblique angle relative to the central axis. The needle ports are configured to guide a suture passer device distally through the surgical access device and first and second tissues of different thicknesses, while maintaining the same tissue bite distance in each of the first and second tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Muluken B. Terefe, Shailendra K. Parihar, Jason L Harris, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11925785
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a medical device for fluidly connecting to a medical spike, including a spike port configured to receive therein the medical spike and establish fluid communication between the medical spike and the medical device. The spike-locking mechanism can be configured to resist extraction of the medical spike from the spike port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Equashield Medical Ltd
    Inventors: Marino Kriheli, Raanan Tavor, Eric Shem-Tov, Shlomi Dach
  • Patent number: 11911010
    Abstract: A medical instrument port is described for use with a surgical mask or other protective face covering. The medical instrument port provides a sealed pathway through which a medical instrument can be passed without exposing the clinician to aerosolized droplets expelled from the patient's respiratory system when the medical instrument is introduced into the patient's nasal and/or oral passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: The Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc.
    Inventors: B. Tucker Woodson, David M. Poetker, Guilherme Garcia, Bonnie Patricia Freudinger, David R. Friedland, Todd A. Loehrl
  • Patent number: 11911598
    Abstract: Provided is a device for injecting a fixed quantity of liquid medicine, to which a syringe may be mounted and which may inject the liquid medicine held in the syringe by a fixed quantity due to a user's pushing operation. The device for injecting the fixed quantity of liquid medicine is advantageous in that a user can operate the device with one hand to inject the fixed quantity of medicine into various areas, thus maximizing operability and convenience. Furthermore, the device is advantageous in that it is possible to maximize medicine delivery efficiency even when operated by a person who is not a medical staff not in a hospital but at home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JMBIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji-young Chang