Patents Examined by Theodore Stigell
  • Patent number: 10272258
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a wound-care assembly The wound-care assembly includes a base layer. A film layer is operatively coupled to the base layer and a fluid conductor is in fluid communication with a wound and a vacuum source. The wound-care assembly further includes a fiber-optic patch comprising a plurality of fiber-optic strands. The fiber-optic strands are pressed into contact with an interior surface of the wound by the fluid conductor. The fiber-optic patch provides ultraviolet light to the wound and the relative vacuum is applied to the wound via the vacuum source and the fluid conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ThermoTek, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Quisenberry, Todd Davis Taber
  • Patent number: 10258783
    Abstract: Fluid communication devices and supporting structures may be provided for use with intraosseous devices. Apparatus and methods may also be provided to communicate fluids with an intraosseous device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, David S. Bolleter, Robert W. Titkemeyer, Joseph J. Manno, Matthew T. Harmon, Bruce J. Richardson, Gary Emerson Hart
  • Patent number: 10252031
    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 proximal or distally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey W. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10252004
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for the reproducible, consistent and efficacious delivery of a therapeutic agent to a patient. The invention comprises means for the controlled administration of the therapeutic agent through an orifice to the patient, a plurality of penetrating electrodes arranged with a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the orifice, and means for generating an electrical signal operatively connected to the electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ichor Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Bernard, Andrew W. Hannaman, Brady M. Bernard
  • Patent number: 10245373
    Abstract: Pump cassettes, infusion systems, and methods are described. An example pump cassette may include a rigid body comprising a frame portion, a base portion, a compliant membrane disposed substantially therebetween, two opposing edge sections, and an interface-facing surface. The rigid body may include a positioning feature arranged substantially orthogonal to a general plane of the interface-facing surface. The pump cassette may include a slider coupled to the two opposing edge sections and longitudinally articulable with respect to the rigid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Toro, Corey Michael Magers, Santiago Dodge, Robert Vasko
  • Patent number: 10245096
    Abstract: An electrosurgical device is adapted for use through a port and within a body cavity. The device includes a gas supply supplying gas to a distal tip and a valve to regular such supply, and an electric supply for supplying electricity to the distal tip. A pressure relief system is provided to regulate an outflow of gas from within the body cavity to prevent exceeding a predetermined pressure. The inflow of the gas through the valve and outflow of gas through the pressure relief system may occur simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Amit Trivedi
  • Patent number: 10245394
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for the pulmonary delivery of a composition, such as methods and apparatuses for dispersing dry powder medicaments for inhalation by a patient. Elements or aspects of the apparatuses, including receptacle puncturing, mechanisms, deoccluding devices, receptacle impacting devices, and receptacle lock devices or systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Glusker, George S Axford, William W Alston, John Palmer-Felgate, Jonathan Wilkins, Willard R Foss, Nagaraja Rao, Mark Postich, Neeraj Pakala, David S Maltz, Keith Ung
  • 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
    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
    Inventors: Farid Amirouche, Arash N. Attar, Matthew L. Cantwell
  • 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: 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
    Inventors: Stephen Griffin, Elaine Lim, Gregory E. Mirigian
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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