Patents by Inventor Anthony Torris

Anthony Torris has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20150174340
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for providing safe syringe assemblies for injections. The syringe assemblies include a shielding mechanism that covers a syringe needle after an injection is delivered, thereby reducing the risk of a subsequent accidental stab from the needle. The shielding mechanism has a pre-injection configuration in which the needle extends beyond the housing and a post-injection configuration in which at least one component of the syringe assembly covers the needle. In some implementations, the syringe assembly includes a lock that inhibits the assembly from returning to the pre-injection configuration once an injection is delivered. The syringe assemblies may also include a bevel orientation mechanism that allows a user to align a needle bevel to accurately insert a needle for injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony Torris, Alistair Bramley, Daniel Formosa, Eric Freitag
  • Patent number: 8945065
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for providing safe syringe assemblies for injections. The syringe assemblies include a shielding mechanism that covers a syringe needle after an injection is delivered, thereby reducing the risk of a subsequent accidental stab from the needle. The shielding mechanism has a pre-injection configuration in which the needle extends beyond the housing and a post-injection configuration in which at least one component of the syringe assembly covers the needle. In some implementations, the syringe assembly includes a lock that inhibits the assembly from returning to the pre-injection configuration once an injection is delivered. The syringe assemblies may also include a bevel orientation mechanism that allows a user to align a needle bevel to accurately insert a needle for injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: UCB Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Anthony Torris, Alistair Bramley, Dan Formosa, Eric Freitag
  • Publication number: 20140276568
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described for using an autoinjector device. In one aspect, an autoinjector device comprises a housing and a plunger slidably mounted to the housing, the plunger including a tapered region. An actuator urges the plunger with respect to the housing from a storage position to a launch position, and a friction element about a portion of the tapered region resists a movement of the plunger from the storage position to the launch position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Morris Elijah Worden, Anthony Torris, Alistair Bramley, Eric Freitag, Daniel Formosa
  • Publication number: 20140264205
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are described for resetting an auto-injector. In one aspect, a device for resetting an auto-injector comprises a housing having a receiving shaft into which the auto-injector can be inserted in a receiving direction, a reset element configured to engage a collar of the auto-injector, and a post configured to engage a plunger within the auto-injector when the auto-injector is inserted into the receiving shaft. The reset element moves the collar relative to the auto-injector in a first direction along the receiving direction. The post moves the plunger in a second direction relative to the auto-injector opposite the receiving direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Morris Elijah Worden, Anthony Torris, Alistair Bramley, Eric Freitag, Daniel Formosa
  • Patent number: 8408666
    Abstract: A drawer assembly for mounting beneath a shelf has a drawer and a mounting unit. The drawer has a bottom, a front end, a rear end, and a pair of opposed side panels. The mounting unit is configured to mount to a shelf and has a pair of spaced apart drawer supports that support the drawer under a shelf. A pair of laterally spaced apart tracks is provided on either the drawer side panels or the mounting unit drawer supports. A pair of lugs protrudes from each of the other of the drawer side panels or the mounting unit drawer supports. Each pair of lugs is slidable relative to and along a respective one of the tracks. The drawer is slidable between a closed position and an open position relative to the mounting unit. The tracks and lugs cooperate such that the front end and rear end of the drawer are substantially level with one another in the closed position and the front end is lower than the rear end in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: William Armstrong, Christopher J. Claypool, Bradley S. Hooley, Michael Schumann, Stian Tesdal, Anthony Torris, Allen Zadeh
  • Publication number: 20130079717
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for providing safe syringe assemblies for injections. The syringe assemblies include a shielding mechanism that covers a syringe needle after an injection is delivered, thereby reducing the risk of a subsequent accidental stab from the needle. The shielding mechanism has a pre-injection configuration in which the needle extends beyond the housing and a post-injection configuration in which at least one component of the syringe assembly covers the needle. In some implementations, the syringe assembly includes a lock that inhibits the assembly from returning to the pre-injection configuration once an injection is delivered. The syringe assemblies may also include a bevel orientation mechanism that allows a user to align a needle bevel to accurately insert a needle for injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: UCB PHARMA S.A.
    Inventors: Anthony Torris, Alistair Bramley, Dan Formosa, Eric Freitag
  • Publication number: 20120074825
    Abstract: A drawer assembly for mounting beneath a shelf has a drawer and a mounting unit. The drawer has a bottom, a front end, a rear end, and a pair of opposed side panels. The mounting unit is configured to mount to a shelf and has a pair of spaced apart drawer supports that support the drawer under a shelf. A pair of laterally spaced apart tracks is provided on either the drawer side panels or the mounting unit drawer supports. A pair of lugs protrudes from each of the other of the drawer side panels or the mounting unit drawer supports. Each pair of lugs is slidable relative to and along a respective one of the tracks. The drawer is slidable between a closed position and an open position relative to the mounting unit. The tracks and lugs cooperate such that the front end and rear end of the drawer are substantially level with one another in the closed position and the front end is lower than the rear end in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Rubbermaid Incorporated
    Inventors: William Armstrong, Christopher J. Claypool, Bradley S. Hooley, Michael Schumann, Stian Tesdal, Anthony Torris, Allen Zadeh
  • Patent number: 7607739
    Abstract: A system and method for routing air within a vehicle seat is provided. The system includes an airflow connector configured to provide a substantially airtight seal between a plenum member and an air conditioning device. The system is configured to improve the assembly of the airflow connector to a plenum member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Browne, Christopher Morrison, Anthony Torris
  • Publication number: 20070257541
    Abstract: A system and method for routing air within a vehicle seat is provided. The system includes an airflow connector configured to provide a substantially airtight seal between a plenum member and an air conditioning device. The system is configured to improve the assembly of the airflow connector to a plenum member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Applicant: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Browne, Christopher Morrison, Anthony Torris
  • Patent number: D650542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Boris Kontorovich, Tara Marie Marchionna, Anthony Torris, Erica Eden Cohen, Richard Whitehall
  • Patent number: D773877
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Alexander T. F. Lee, Davin Stowell, Joern Vicari, Christopher Xydis, Anthony Torris
  • Patent number: D777500
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Alexander T. F. Lee, Davin Stowell, Joern Vicari, Anthony Torris