Patents Examined by Tiffany Legette
  • Patent number: 10661026
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a housing configured to couple to a syringe, the housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a housing body. A needle hub is disposed on the proximal end of the housing and a needle cannula is attached to the needle hub. The device having a retractable sheath configured to move between an initial position, a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing, wherein the initial position partially exposes a distal tip of the needle cannula, the retracted position fully exposes the needle cannula, and the extended position fully covers the distal tip of the needle cannula. The safety needle device may include an activation latch, a lockout latch, a tether and a spring element to bias the retractable sheath to an extended state to cover the distal end of the needle cannula upon completion of an injection. The safety needle device may include a slider element disposed above an activation latch. A method of drug delivery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Paul Marici, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10646694
    Abstract: An access sheath assembly can include an elongate sheath for accessing an interior of an artery or vein through an access point on a patient's limb and a hub that is coupled to the elongate sheath and that includes an access port configured to provide access to an interior of the elongate sheath. The assembly includes a closure device configured to fit about the patient's limb and capable of being coupled with the hub, the closure device movable between an engaged configuration in which the closure device is coupled with the hub and thus is positioned to secure the hub relative to the patient's limb and a disengaged configuration in which the closure device is apart from the hub and extends about the patient's limb at the access point in order to provide pressure to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Medha Tyagi, Sumit Agrawal, Raghav Goel, Sneha Ralli, Charudatta Chandrakant Aradhye, Somashekar Reddy, Ashish Chakole
  • Patent number: 10632195
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical device for electric-field assisted administration of Tapentadol and/or of a physiologically acceptable salt thereof, the device comprising at least one pair of electrodes consisting of an active electrode and a counter electrode (1a and 2a and/or 1b and 2b), optionally at least one additional electrode as an auxiliary electrode, at least one drug reservoir (3) containing at least a portion of the Tapentadol and/or a physiologically acceptable salt thereof, and means (4) for applying the device to skin (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GRUENENTHAL GMBH
    Inventors: Ingo Friedrich, Martin Mikyna, Sandra Gedat, Richard Guy
  • Patent number: 10632285
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a sheath configured to be at least partially inserted into a body of a patient, the sheath having a distal end and a proximal end; a housing coupled to the proximal end of the sheath; and a control mechanism operably coupled to the housing and slidable to move the sheath relative to the housing. The control mechanism includes a locking mechanism for locking the control mechanism in place relative to the housing; a deflection mechanism for articulating a distal end of the sheath; and a saddle slidable relative to the locking mechanism and the deflection mechanism. A device is coupled to the saddle and is extendable from and retractable within the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming J. Cheng, Allen Palmer, Yoshinari Okita
  • Patent number: 10610678
    Abstract: A bi-directional, pressure-actuated medical valve assembly for improved control of fluids and related methods of use are described. The pressure-actuated, bi-directional valve includes a first flow control portion permitting fluid to flow in a first direction when subjected to a first pressure threshold and a second control flow portion for permitting fluid to flow in a second direction when subjected to a second pressure threshold. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics, Inc.
    Inventor: Fredrick L. Martin
  • Patent number: 10589036
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a housing configured to couple to a syringe, the housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a housing body. A first guide path, a second guide path and a third guide path may be disposed on the housing body. A needle hub is disposed on the proximal end of the housing and a needle cannula is attached to the needle hub. The device having a retractable sheath configured to move between an initial position, a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing, wherein the initial position partially exposes a distal tip of the needle cannula, the retracted position fully exposes the needle cannula, and the extended position fully covers the distal tip of the needle cannula. The retractable sheath also may have a guide element. The first, second and third guide paths are configured to slidingly receive the guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Darrin Swanson, John Hayes, Gretchen Willard
  • Patent number: 10583247
    Abstract: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. A primary power supply is configured to provide primary electrical energy to at least a portion of the processing logic. A backup power supply is configured to provide backup electrical energy to the at least a portion of the processing logic in the event that the primary power supply fails to provide the primary electrical energy to the at least a portion of the processing logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Marc A. Mandro
  • Patent number: 10576205
    Abstract: It is known that fluids, for example, drugs, may be administered via a syringe. It is further known that in some instances, a second fluid must be administered following the administration of a first fluid in order to flush the first fluid. There are numerous reasons for why such flushing may be required and/or desirable. For example, flushing ensures that a patient has received the entirety of a dose of the first fluid (e.g., a drug), that the first fluid does not mix and/or react with a subsequently administered (third) fluid that may be incompatible with the first fluid, and/or that the infusion lines are clean and/or primed for a subsequent infusion, to cite a few examples. The present invention is a novel syringe design that houses the flushing solution as part of the syringe to streamline the fluid delivery (drug) and the flushing solution subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Ihab Saab
  • Patent number: 10569011
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device comprising a fluid reservoir; a transcutaneous access tool fluidly coupled to the fluid reservoir, the transcutaneous access tool including a needle or a trocar; and a transcutaneous access tool insertion mechanism for deploying the transcutaneous access tool, wherein the insertion mechanism is configured to insert and retract the needle/trocar in a single, uninterrupted motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Dilanni, Ian McLaughlin, Jason Brian O'Connor, Robert Campbell, Kevin Schmid
  • Patent number: 10569023
    Abstract: In a conventional laminated gasket production method, when a product of a laminated gasket is demolded from a mold, the product is rubbed against the mold and, therefore, minute scratches are formed on a surface of the laminated gasket. These minute scratches are liable to prevent reliable sealing of a liquid drug. The present invention is a method for producing a gasket to be used for a medical syringe and is characterized by including the steps of: preparing a gasket molding mold; molding a gasket having a circumferential surface portion in the mold with the gasket being laminated with a lamination film; and demolding the gasket from the mold, and then forming a groove only in the lamination film circumferentially of the circumferential surface portion of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Nakano, Seiji Hara, Hiroyuki Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10569060
    Abstract: A guide catheter system for use in treating the sinus cavity or Eustachian tube is described. The system includes a guide catheter that has a proximal end and a distal end and an elongate shaft between the proximal end and the distal end and a guidewire. The guide catheter includes a deflection feature on a distal tip of the distal end for deflecting the guidewire at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Acclarent, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Jenkins, Randy J. Kesten, Jessica M. Liberatore, Mina W. Chow
  • Patent number: 10548816
    Abstract: A naso/orogastric device having backflow blocking means and comprises a naso/orogastric tube sized and shaped for being disposed within the esophagus so that at least a distal end thereof being placed in the stomach lumen of a patient, at least one elastic esophageal body, positioned along the naso/orogastric tube, having a pressure dependent volume, at least one esophageal sensor that detects fluid around at least one segment of the naso/orogastric tube, and a pressure regulator that regulates a pressure within the elastic esophageal body according to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ART Healthcare Ltd.
    Inventors: Liron Elia, Nir Lilach, Eliahu Eliachar
  • Patent number: 10543310
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. The flow activator may be actuated in a deployment direction by a deployment actuator, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, an effector may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and may do so in response to actuation of the flow activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Ping Gong, Shawn Davis
  • Patent number: 10543122
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for ocular treatment are provided. The apparatus can comprise a microcannula having a proximal end, a distal end, a cavity, and a central longitudinal axis. The apparatus can include a handle coupled to the proximal end of the microcannula. The apparatus can include multiple offices extending circumferentially about the microcannula distal end, each of the orifices defining a channel extending transverse to the central longitudinal axis, and one or more grooves about a circumference of the microcannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEW WORLD MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Malik Y. Kahook
  • Patent number: 10532157
    Abstract: An autoinjector is described that includes an outer body, a first trigger, an output needle, and a first compartment. The first compartment is positioned within the outer body and includes (i) a main body, (ii) a first biasing member coupled to the first trigger, and (iii) a protrusion positioned at a distal end of the main body. The autoinjector further includes a second compartment positioned in the outer body and in fluid communication with the first compartment and the output needle. The autoinjector also includes a second biasing member coupled to a second trigger. The first biasing member is configured to, upon application of force to the first trigger, automatically move an ampule in a distal direction relative to the main body to force the ampule against the protrusion, so as to break the ampule and allow a medicament to flow from the ampule to the second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Keith Chan, Ben Carney, Zachary Chen, Ha Seung Chung, Jazmine Saito, Wealth Mele Salvador, Shawn Swanson
  • Patent number: 10532192
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a system and method for accessing an internal body region using a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter body and a medication lumen positioned within the catheter body for delivering medication to the internal body region. An inflation lumen is positioned within the catheter body. A balloon is in fluid communication with the inflation lumen, and the balloon is configured to move between a collapsed position and an expanded position as fluid enters the balloon through the inflation lumen. An anchor covers at least a portion of the balloon on an outer surface of the catheter body and includes a movable section with a first retracted position and a second deployed position. Upon inflation of the balloon, the movable section of the anchor moves radially outward from the first contracted position to the second deployed position to secure the catheter in the internal body region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hurley, Roman Portnoy, James H. Philip
  • Patent number: 10525213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing (10, 20, 24, 30), a biased medicament delivery member guard (64) arranged movable in relation to the housing from a proximally extended position to a retracted position, a power pack (87) comprising a plunger rod (88) and a force element (118) arranged to act on said plunger rod (88), which power pack (87) is actuated by a release clip (96) movable in relation to the housing and arranged to said plunger rod (88) for releasibly holding said plunger rod (88) with the force element (118) in a tensioned state; a rotator (82) rotatably arranged inside said housing, which rotator (82) is arranged with a guide element (80) and a medicament delivery member guard lock element (84, 86) on its outer surface, wherein said medicament delivery member guard (64) is arranged with release clip activation elements (112) operably arranged to act on said release clip (96) for releasing said plunger rod, and wherein said medicament delivery member
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10525209
    Abstract: A needle-equipped syringe reduces an inclination of a needle by reducing an inclination of a core pin when insert molding is performed. The needle-equipped syringe includes a barrel formed using a resin and having a cylindrical body, a nozzle part provided at a distal end of the body, and an opening part provided at a proximal end of the body; and an injection needle held by the nozzle part. The injection needle and the barrel are integrally molded so that an axis of the injection needle is substantially parallel to an axis of the body. The body has a thick part and a thin part located at a proximal end of the body at opposing positions across the axis of the body. At the proximal end of the body, an axis of an inner surface of the body is offset from an axis of an outer surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takayuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 10518016
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to preventing over-delivery of a drug and related systems and methods. In certain aspects, a method is performed by a data processing apparatus. The method includes receiving, from a drug delivery device, information pertaining to a desired amount of fluid to be delivered by the drug delivery device and receiving information pertaining to a delivered amount of a fluid that has been delivered by the drug delivery device. The method also includes determining that the delivered amount satisfies a predetermined threshold amount and in response to the determination, detecting whether an initial amount of fluid provided to the drug delivery device corresponds to the desired amount of fluid to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel Wright, Tom Monahan
  • Patent number: 10512719
    Abstract: A micropump according to the invention uses axially oriented pistons to define a pump volume. Translating the pistons axially with respect to each other within a pump housing draws a metered amount of fluid into the pump volume from a reservoir port for delivery to a cannula port when the space is collapsed. Radially situated seals on the pistons cooperate with the axial movement to close off and open the cannula port and the reservoir port respectively at different positions of the piston stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Focht, Joseph Gordon, Matthew J. Perry, Justin Fisk