Patents by Inventor April Marano-Ford

April Marano-Ford 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).

  • Patent number: 8708961
    Abstract: An infusion device having a housing with a reusable control portion and an expendable reservoir portion includes a precise drive for an infusion pump. The drive includes a piezoelectric bender assembly, a limiter and at least one contact stop. The piezoelectric bender assembly includes a cantilevered piezoelectric bender having an member of predetermined thickness fixed to move with the second end. A limiter of dimensionally stable material including a gap and at least a first mounting hole extending to the gap. The member of predetermined thickness extends into the gap. A first contact stop is positioned in the gap to define a critical gap distance limiting movement of the member of predetermined thickness in the gap. A base has a mounting surface, a port through the base and extending to the mounting surface. The port includes a first length having a smaller diameter at the mounting surface and a second length displaced from the mounting surface and having a larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Patent number: 8202267
    Abstract: A system for infusing liquid to a body includes an infusion device, a network interface with a cell phone and wireless link and a network server system capable of communication with the infusion device through the network interface. The server system has access to a file of information specific to the controller for the infusion device. The infusion device includes a source of infusion fluid, a delivery port, a pump between the source of infusion fluid and the delivery port and a controller capable of programmable pump rate and sequence. A method for infusing liquid to a body includes controlling infusion using a programmable controller, establishing a file of information specific to the controller accessible to an extended area network server system and remotely transmitting commands to the controller. The information specific to the controller in the file is amended from a control terminal remote from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Patent number: 7494479
    Abstract: A hypodermic syringe employing a plunger slidably disposed within a barrel. The plunger has a mounting hole extending through the seal end thereof to receive a mandrel. The mandrel has a flexible flange to be releasably engaged with the plunger. A spring element withdraws the mandrel into a cavity within the plunger upon full extension of the plunger within the barrel. The barrel includes a hub retainer at the forward end thereof and a needle hub retained therein the mandrel includes barbed tines with surfaces having axes of the conical surfaces that are displaced from one another such that movement of the tines toward one another also brings the axes closer. A catch associated with the back end of the spring element coupled with the mandrel at the other end cooperates with shoulders on smooth surfaces within the cavities to retain tension within the bungee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rudy Montalvo, Raymond P. Feith, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, April Marano-Ford
  • Publication number: 20080161754
    Abstract: A system for infusing liquid to a body includes an infusion device, a network interface with a cell phone and wireless link and a network server system capable of communication with the infusion device through the network interface. The server system has access to a file of information specific to the controller for the infusion device. The infusion device includes a source of infusion fluid, a delivery port, a pump between the source of infusion fluid and the delivery port and a controller capable of programmable pump rate and sequence. A method for infusing liquid to a body includes controlling infusion using a programmable controller, establishing a file of information specific to the controller accessible to an extended area network server system and remotely transmitting commands to the controller. A sensor generates a diagnostic signal indicative of the magnitude of a constituent of liquid in the body and a routine provides an alarm signal when the magnitude exceeds a preset range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventor: April A. Marano-Ford
  • Publication number: 20080086086
    Abstract: A system for infusing liquid to a body includes an infusion device, a network interface with a cell phone and wireless link and a network server system capable of communication with the infusion device through the network interface. The server system has access to a file of information specific to the controller for the infusion device. The infusion device includes a source of infusion fluid, a delivery port, a pump between the source of infusion fluid and the delivery port and a controller capable of programmable pump rate and sequence. A method for infusing liquid to a body includes controlling infusion using a programmable controller, establishing a file of information specific to the controller accessible to an extended area network server system and remotely transmitting commands to the controller. The information specific to the controller in the file is amended from a control terminal remote from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Patent number: 7276077
    Abstract: A device to provide body fluid flow control in the form of a valve to be located within a duct or passageway. The device is controlled through pressure above a preselected threshold. Bulk resilience about a passageway in a valve body provides the mechanism for controlled flow. One-way valve operation may be provided through a flap or through a pressure differential on the valve body depending upon the direction of flow. A frame structure positioned within a resilient seal includes longitudinally elongated elements which may be of spring material, malleable material or heat recoverable material so as to accomplish an initial insertion state and an expanded anchoring state. A valve support transitions between the resilient seal portion and the valve body to insure that the states do not change the threshold opening pressure. Insertion devices may be employed to position and actuate a change of state of the frame in the body duct or passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Emphasys Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi, John S. Ford, April Marano-Ford
  • Patent number: 7128730
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20060229560
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field
  • Publication number: 20060229559
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field
  • Patent number: 7044931
    Abstract: A disposable, single use syringe comprised of a hollow body, a retractable needle assembly positioned in the hollow body, and a plunger assembly in the hollow body. The plunger assembly includes an elongated frame portion including at least one guide track between its ends. A retraction member is releasably secured to one end of the frame and a catch member, including a catch element, is positioned with a guide configured to travel in the plunger frame guide track. An elastic member extends between the retraction member and the catch member. A retention assembly depends from the opposite end of the plunger frame and is configured to receive and secure the catch element and thereby tension the elastic member. The needle assembly and the retraction member have complimentary mating members, whereby the tension on the elastic member is released and the injection means is drawn into the hollow body after the needle assembly and the retraction member mate. A method of manufacture is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hypoguard USA Inc.
    Inventors: Vance D. Campbell, Jr., Joseph Nebolon, Robert D. Adams, Patrick Chng, April Marano-Ford
  • Publication number: 20060095003
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between. the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field
  • Patent number: 7033387
    Abstract: A device to provide body fluid flow control in the form of a valve to be located within a duct or passageway. The device is controlled through pressure above a preselected threshold. Bulk resilience about a passageway in a valve body provides the mechanism for controlled flow. One-way valve operation may be provided through a flap or through a pressure differential on the valve body depending upon the direction of flow. A frame structure positioned within a resilient seal includes longitudinally elongate elements which may be of spring material, malleable material or heat recoverable material so as to accomplish an initial insertion state and an expanded anchoring state. A valve support transitions between the resilient seal portion and the valve body to insure that the states do not change the threshold opening pressure. Insertion devices may be employed to position and actuate a change of state of the frame in the body duct or passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Emphasys Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi, John S. Ford, April Marano-Ford
  • Patent number: 7022108
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6991620
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6991619
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20050261629
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 24, 2005
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnel-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field
  • Publication number: 20050256456
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 17, 2005
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field
  • Patent number: 6939330
    Abstract: An inserter having a housing, a syringe carriage slidably mounted within the housing and a syringe socket defined within the syringe carriage. The syringe carriage is able to assume a cocked position and an extended position with the latter being the position for injection. A spring biases the syringe carriage to the extended position and a latch selectively retains the syringe carriage in the cocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Medsolve LLC
    Inventors: Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field, April Marano-Ford
  • Patent number: 6926694
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20050131347
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey Field