Patents Examined by Theodore Stigell
  • Patent number: 10232162
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector main body having a flow path, an insertion body having a tip serving as a connection opening for the flow path, a valve body formed of an elastic body and arranged on the tip of the insertion body to block the connection opening, and a cap which holds the valve body together with the insertion body. The valve body includes a valve main body having slits, an inner projection formed in an annular shape having an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the insertion body and projecting from a bottom face of the valve main body, and a pair of outer projections arranged point-symmetrically to each other with respect to the axis of the inner projection, each of the pair of outer projections projecting from the bottom face on the outer side in the radial direction with respect to the inner projection and being arranged on the inner side of the insertion body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 10226575
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can employ a number of power management techniques to avoid using substantially excessive power during operation of the pump drive system. Thus, the infusion pump system can draw upon the energy supply in an efficient manner that extends the useful life on the power supply. Furthermore, the infusion pump system can be configured estimate an amount of power remaining to operate the pump system without the requirement of directly detecting the remaining charge on power supply device (e.g., without detecting the remaining charge on a battery). As such, the infusion pump system can readily inform a user of a particular estimated amount of time remaining for medicine dispensing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Miller, Ken Mochel, David C. Rich
  • Patent number: 10220157
    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: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10213549
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for delivery of medicament having a delivery pump system and a cartridge system, the delivery pump system operating electromagnetically by driving two disk magnets that are housed within pump body inserts of the cartridge system. The displacement of the magnets and an elastomer membrane placed between the magnets of the cartridge system results in a volumetric change within two reservoirs and the flow of medicaments. The medicament flows from the reservoirs to the inlet/outlet members via the pump body inserts and discharged to a patient user's body through an infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PICOLIFE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Farid Amirouche, Arash N. Attar, Matthew L. Cantwell
  • Patent number: 10207077
    Abstract: A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the reinforcing member, defining a space substantially free of any other structures of the device. In some embodiments, the shaft can include a tip structure disposed on a distal portion of the inner member. In some such embodiments, the reinforcing member has a distal end, and the tip structure is disposed on the distal portion of the inner member adjacent the distal end of the reinforcing member. Additionally, in some embodiments, the reinforcing member can include a plurality of apertures defined therein, for example, to enhance the flexibility or other such characteristics of all or portions of the reinforcing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Griffin, Elaine Lim, Gregory E. Mirigian
  • Patent number: 10207057
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel and a rotatable element on the barrel, for example, at a proximal location along the length of the barrel. The rotatable element rotates at least partially around the barrel. When a handle is associated with the rotatable element, the barrel may rotate as the handle is held substantially stationary or the handle may be rotated while the barrel and any peripheral device secured thereto remain substantially stationary. When handles are associated with a rotatable element that may be removed from a barrel, a barrel that is disassembled from the rotatable element may be replaced with another barrel of the same or a different configuration. The barrel and plunger may be configured to cause the barrel to rotate as the plunger moves along the length of the barrel. Methods of using a syringe with a rotatable element on a barrel thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Control Medical Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Shawn P. Fojtik
  • Patent number: 10201370
    Abstract: An anti-reverse apparatus includes a latch capable of stopping an end sealing piece from moving reversely, and a loose switch capable of relieving a stop action by the latch on the reverse movement of the end sealing piece. Limitation of the latch on the reverse movement of the end sealing piece can be relieved by pressing the loose switch down. When the end sealing piece is detachably mounted at a near end of a sleeve in a rotating manner, the latch can stop reverse movement causing loosening of the end sealing piece and prevent air leakage or the end sealing piece from loosening from the near end of the sleeve. When the loose switch is pressed down, limitation of the latch on the reverse movement of the end sealing piece can be relieved, and the end sealing piece can be detached from the near end of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Xing Zhou
  • Patent number: 10201656
    Abstract: A simplified insulin pump allows type II diabetics to identify routine patterns in their daily lifestyle that provide a generally accurate typical pattern of activity and meals. An infusion regimen can be programmed into the pump that generally correlates with this typical pattern to provide a viable treatment option for a type II diabetic without the need for specific and precise matching of insulin to carbohydrate consumption or activity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Mike Rosinko
  • Patent number: 10195366
    Abstract: An injection analgesia system advantageously numbs a patient's skin around an injection site. An injection window guides a caregiver's injection placement to a relatively small area while allowing standard injection procedures to be followed, such as stretching the skin and puncturing the site with a jabbing motion. The injection analgesia system has a needle shield and an analgesia, which are layered together and applied to a skin surface. A needle shield window and a analgesia window align to form the injection window. Advantageously, the needle shield may fold and/or wrap around the injection needle for sharp object protection during and after needle disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Nessa Kiani
  • Patent number: 10195416
    Abstract: An apparatus for substantially sterile connection of flexible tubing, including at least one tubing holder, which is adapted to receive one or more lengths of flexible tubing and which is also equipped with one or more sterilant applicators. The sterilant applicator is adapted to apply a sterilant to the length of tubing when the tubing length is received in the tubing holder. At least one cutter, which is movable in relation to the tubing holder and adapted to cut the length of tubing. A connector holder, which includes a compartment housing and a substantially sterile tubing connector. The connector holder is movable in relation to the tubing holder to a position where the length of tubing and the sterile tubing connector are aligned and can be urged together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Klaus Gebauer, Eric Faldt, Nachiket Karmarkar
  • Patent number: 10195351
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device is presented having a display; a processor arrangement; a dose dialed detector operable to detect a dose of medicament dialed into an attached injection device; a dose delivery determiner for determining that a dose of medicament has been delivered; a quantity determiner determining a quantity of medicament that has been delivered; and a clock configured to determine a current time. The processor arrangement is configured when the supplemental device is in a default mode to display both a quantity of medicament that was delivered since a last dose and a time elapsed since delivery of the last dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Allerdings, Stephan Mueller-Pathle, André Baran, Kay Behrendt
  • Patent number: 10195354
    Abstract: A resettable dosing mechanism comprises a dose button and a dial grip operatively coupled to the dose button. A spindle acts on a bung of a cartridge and a driver is operatively coupled between the dose button and the spindle. During an injection of the dose, the dose button moves in an axial direction to cause the spindle to administer the dose. During resetting of the dose setting mechanism, the spindle is retracted back into the dose setting mechanism. An advantageous resetting mechanism is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 10195399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter securement device and securement device assembly for a securing a catheter relative to a patient. The securement device includes a base having an opening configured for receipt of the catheter, a cover member configured with the base over the opening, and a lip configured around at least a portion of the base. The base is configured for attachment to a patient's skin over a catheter insertion site and includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The opening of the base is configured to accommodate a catheter inserted therethrough from the catheter insertion site. The cover member is movable from an open position to a closed position over the catheter insertion site and is configured to secure the catheter. The lip is configured on the bottom surface of the base around the opening such that the lip reduces leakage from the catheter insertion site when the securement device is secured to the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 10194841
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for determining whether to administer a medication dose as a single dose or whether to fractionate the single dose to be administered as at least two discrete doses. Embodiments include determining a first analyte level and a first rate of change of the analyte level; determining an initial medication dose based on one or more anticipated subsequent medication doses, the first analyte level relative to an analyte level threshold, and the first rate of change of the analyte level relative to a rate of change threshold; administering the initial medication dose; determining a second analyte level and a second rate of change of the analyte level based on subsequent analyte data; and determining a subsequent medication dose based on the second analyte level relative to the analyte level threshold and the second rate of change relative to the rate of change threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Mark K. Sloan, Martin J. Fennell, Daniel M. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10188829
    Abstract: A neuromodulation catheter includes an elongate shaft and a neuromodulation element. The shaft includes two or more first cut shapes and two or more second cut shapes along a helical path extending around a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The first cut shapes are configured to at least partially resist deformation in response to longitudinal compression and tension on the shaft and torsion on the shaft in a first circumferential direction. The second cut shapes are configured to at least partially resist deformation in response to longitudinal compression on the shaft and torsion on the shaft in both first and second opposite circumferential directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Rudy Beasley, Justin Goshgarian, Vincent Ku
  • Patent number: 10188835
    Abstract: An IV stabilizing device (1) which may be readily attached to or detached from a patient without the use of adhesives by providing a cuff (2) that fits around a patient's arm or other appendage. A securing aperture (11) is located on a body (3) of the cuff (2) through which an IV (8) is inserted under a portion of the cuff thereby allowing the cuff to hold the IV in place on the patient's appendage so it does not move. A window (7) is located above the securing aperture with a flap cover (9). The flap cover and window provide access to the IV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Karen J. McClarren, Steven M. McClarren
  • Patent number: 10188790
    Abstract: An indwelling assembly includes an inner needle having a sharp needlepoint, an inner needle hub fixed to the inner needle, a hollow elongated outer member in which the inner needle is positioned and movable in a distal direction relative to the inner needle after puncturing the blood vessel to position the elongated outer member at a desired position in the blood vessel, an outer member hub fixed to hollow elongated outer member, a projection removably connected to the outer member hub and configured to be engaged by a finger of the user to apply a force to the projection causing the outer member hub and the hollow elongated outer member to move together with the projection in the distal direction relative to the inner needle and the inner needle hub, and an elongated movable member that is movable relative to the hollow elongated outer member and the outer member hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10188844
    Abstract: A medical device comprising an access port locator configured to locate a subcutaneous access port located beneath a skin surface of a host, the access port locator including at least one annular ring having first and second opposing ends and a longitudinal access, the annular ring positionable on the skin surface of the host with the first end of the annular ring in contact with the skin surface and the longitudinal axis of the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the skin surface; at least one stabilizing flange configured to stabilize the access port locator on the skin surface, the stabilizing flange extending outward from the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal access of the annular ring; and at least one need needle guard configured to shield a hand of a user of the access port locator when the hand is positioned on the stabilizing flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Primo Medical Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Patisteas, Steven J. Tallarida, John M. Butziger
  • Patent number: 10188828
    Abstract: Medical devices, methods and kits are described. An exemplary medical device comprises a catheter that has a catheter wall and defines a catheter lumen, a bend, and a coil disposed distal to the bend. The catheter defines one or more apertures that extend through the catheter wall and are in communication with the catheter lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Darin Schaeffer, Patrick Melder, Kathryn Hardert, Michael Boyd, Dan Dalenberg, Jack Kolenda
  • Patent number: 10182833
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of applying ultrasonic energy to a treatment site within a patient's vasculature comprises positioning an ultrasound radiating member at a treatment site within a patient's vasculature. The method further comprises activating the ultrasound radiating member to produce pulses of ultrasonic energy at a cycle period T?1 second. The acoustic parameters such as peak power, pulse width, pulse repetition frequency and frequency or any combination of them can be varied non-linearly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EKOS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Azita Soltani, Kim R. Volz