Patents by Inventor Barry L. Tucker

Barry L. Tucker 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: 20170304529
    Abstract: A medical injector including at least one syringe port for engaging at least one syringe and having a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism enables the syringe to self-align with the syringe port for locking engagement upon insertion of the syringe into the syringe port and to axially eject the syringe from the port upon rotational disengagement of the syringe from the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: BARRY L. TUCKER, KEVIN P. COWAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, MICHAEL A. SPOHN
  • Patent number: 9744305
    Abstract: A stopper configured to slidably move within the hollow lumen of a syringe to facilitate movement of fluid within the syringe. The stopper includes a base and one or more capture members extending rearwardly from the base. The one or more capture members each include a beveled edge configured to interact with a piston of a fluid injection apparatus, wherein the one or more capture members are radially deflected upon rotation of the stopper relative to the piston to facilitate removal of the stopper from the piston. The stopper is configured for slidable movement within a body of a syringe and forms a fluid tight seal with an inner wall of the body of the syringe. Also disclosed is a plunger which includes the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Edward J. Rhinehart, Mark Trocki, Barry L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9707342
    Abstract: A syringe shield useful for containing a syringe loaded with radioactive and/or light sensitive drugs is disclosed. The syringe shield may reduce a healthcare provider's exposure to radiation and/or may reduce or eliminate ambient light contamination to optically sensitive components in the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Barry L. Tucker, Mark Trocki, Raymond C. Hoffman, Marc A. Mabie
  • Patent number: 9700670
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a longitudinal axis. At least one syringe retaining member protrudes radially outwardly relative to an outer surface of the sidewall. The at least one syringe retaining member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end. The at least one syringe retaining member is configured for selective engagement with a locking mechanism on a fluid injector to releasably lock the syringe with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one syringe retaining member is configured to rotationally guide the syringe into alignment with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Barry L. Tucker, Kevin P. Cowan, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, Michael A. Spohn
  • Publication number: 20170119963
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. SWANTNER, RICHARD A. SEMAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, JAMES A. DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE
  • Publication number: 20170087303
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently delivering fluid to a targeted tissue are described. The systems and methods may include directing a pump to distribute fluid to a targeted tissue and receiving one or more signals from an intracorporeal sensing system, where the one or more signals correspond to one or more sensed feedback parameters at the targeted tissue. The systems and methods may also include determining whether the one or more sensed feedback parameters are within an acceptable range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: MARTIN J. URAM, MICHAEL J. YANNIELLO, BARRY L. TUCKER, DAVID A. MISHLER, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, MARK TROCKI, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, JOHN A. BROSOVICH
  • Publication number: 20170065770
    Abstract: A bladder syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a cylindrical body, a cap-bladder assembly, a plunger element disposed in the cylindrical body, and a mounting assembly to secure the cap-bladder assembly to the cylindrical body. The cylindrical body has a distal end and a proximal end and defines a throughbore. The cap-bladder assembly is adapted for connection to the distal end of the cylindrical body, and includes a cap body and a bladder. The cap body defines an interior cavity and a distal discharge conduit and is adapted to engage the distal end of the cylindrical body. A disc-shaped bladder is disposed within the interior cavity and typically includes a central membrane portion. The plunger element is disposed in the throughbore of the cylindrical body and is vented to enable evacuation of the space between the plunger element and the cap-bladder assembly in the cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: KEVIN P. COWAN, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, BARRY L. TUCKER, JAROSLAW WLODARCZYK
  • Publication number: 20170049955
    Abstract: A multi-dose disposable fluid delivery system includes at least one fluid container, a multi-use fluid path set, and a plurality of single-use fluid path sets. The at least one fluid container has a connection port configured for fluidly connecting with a first end of the multi-use fluid path set. The second end of the multi-fluid path set is configured for fluidly connecting to a fluid injection apparatus. The plurality of single-use fluid path sets is connected in sequence to define a fluid path extending from a first single-use fluid path set to a last single- use fluid path set. Each of the plurality single-use fluid path sets has a first end and a second end. The first end of the first single-use fluid path set is configured for connecting to a delivery line. The second end of the last single-use fluid path set is configured for connecting to the injection apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Ralph H. Schriver, Barry L. Tucker, James A. Dedig
  • Publication number: 20170035974
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. A sidewall extends between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: DAVE BERRY, BARRY L. TUCKER, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, MARK TROCKI, GERALD W. CALLAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, MARTIN J. URAM, DAVE CALLEN, KEVIN P. COWAN, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN T. KRUPP, MARTIN J. GIBLER, MATTHEW MCGEE, MICHAEL A. SPOHN
  • Patent number: 9517305
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently delivering fluid to a targeted tissue. The systems and methods may include directing a pump to distribute fluid to a targeted tissue and receiving one or more signals from an intracorporeal sensing system, where the one or more signals correspond to one or more sensed feedback parameters at the targeted tissue. The systems and methods may also include determining whether the one or more sensed feedback parameters are within an acceptable range. If the one or more sensed feedback parameters are not within the acceptable range, the systems and methods may include determining an adjusted velocity for the plunger necessary to adjust the pressure of the fluid in the pump so that the one or more sensed feedback parameters move within the acceptable range and directing the pump to distribute the fluid at the adjusted velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Martin J. Uram, Michael J. Yanniello, Barry L. Tucker, David A. Mishler, Edward J. Rhinehart, Mark Trocki, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, John A. Brosovich
  • Patent number: 9498570
    Abstract: A bladder syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a cylindrical body, a cap-bladder assembly, a plunger element disposed in the cylindrical body, and a mounting assembly to secure the cap-bladder assembly to the cylindrical body. The cylindrical body has a distal end and a proximal end and defines a throughbore. The cap-bladder assembly is adapted for connection to the distal end of the cylindrical body, and includes a cap body and a bladder. The cap body defines an interior cavity and a distal discharge conduit and is adapted to engage the distal end of the cylindrical body. A disc-shaped bladder is disposed within the interior cavity and typically includes a central membrane portion. The plunger element is disposed in the throughbore of the cylindrical body and is vented to enable evacuation of the space between the plunger element and the cap-bladder assembly in the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Raymond C. Hoffman, Arthur E. Uber, III, Barry L. Tucker, Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk
  • Publication number: 20160331998
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a radiopharmaceutical and, in some embodiments, delivery of a pharmaceutical agent are described herein. Various other components for delivery systems including tubing management systems, primer caps, diffusion chambers, radiation shields and syringe shields, and other devices and methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, DAVID H. BERRY, MARTIN J. URAM, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, DOUGLAS DESCALZI
  • Patent number: 9480797
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone
  • Publication number: 20160271330
    Abstract: A syringe for use in pressurized injection of a fluid is provided herein. The syringe includes a syringe barrel comprising a polymeric material having undergone expansion by stretch blow molding and by compression molding of an inner diameter of the barrel with a core member. In certain configurations of the syringe barrel, the stretch blow molding is provided through a nozzle of the syringe. Similarly, according to a further embodiment, a syringe for use in pressurized injection of a fluid is provided. The syringe includes a syringe barrel comprising a polymeric material having undergone expansion by stretch blow molding and by shrinking an inner diameter of the syringe barrel about a core member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: EDWARD J. RHINEHART, KEVIN P. COWAN, MARK TROCKI, BARRY L. TUCKER
  • Patent number: 9393441
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a radiopharmaceutical and delivery of a pharmaceutical agent are described. Various other components for delivery systems including tubing management systems, primer caps, diffusion chambers, radiation shields and syringe shields, needle handles, and other devices and methods are also described. Specifically, needle handles having a needle handle body attachable to a portion of a needle, and one or more wings or fins which are grasped by a user are described. The needle handle may be separated from the needle after insertion of the needle into a subject, and/or may provide access to a portion of tubing extending from the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Raymond C. Hoffman, Barry L. Tucker, David H. Berry, Martin J. Uram, Douglas DeScalzi, Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20160158519
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a first container configured for storing a first fluid therein and a second container configured for storing a second fluid therein, wherein the second fluid is different from the first fluid. The fluid delivery system further includes at least one pump configured for delivering under pressure one or both of the first and second fluids. At least one valve is provided for selectively delivering one or both of the first and second fluids to the pump. The first and second containers, the pump, and the valve are contained within a cartridge that is removably insertable into a cartridge carrier of the fluid delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventors: EDWARD J. RHINEHART, DAVE BERRY, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, KEVIN P. COWAN, KATHY MCCOPPIN, DAVID M. REILLY, MARK TROCKI, FREDERICK W. TROMBLEY, BARRY L. TUCKER, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, DENNIS HACK
  • Publication number: 20160151570
    Abstract: A syringe interface between a piston and plunger is provided. The syringe interface includes a piston configured to be driven by an injector and a syringe. The syringe includes: a syringe barrel having a proximal end and a distal end; and a plunger having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween. The plunger is slidably inserted in the syringe barrel such that the sidewall of the plunger forms a moveable seal against an inner surface of the syringe barrel. The piston is configured to form a removable suction engagement with the plunger for advancing or retracting the plunger through the syringe barrel as the piston is driven by the injector. A method for filling a syringe including a suction interface between a piston and plunger, as well as a filling station including a vacuum source, such as a vacuum pump, are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: EDWARD J. RHINEHART, KEVIN P. COWAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, MARK TROCKI
  • Publication number: 20160151565
    Abstract: A fluid container displacement pump, in one embodiment, includes a pump housing defining a pump chamber for holding a fluid to be dispensed to a patient, at least one actuating member movable relative to the pump housing and extending through at least one opening defined in the pump housing, and a cover member disposed in the pump chamber opposite the actuating member. The fluid container displacement pump, in another embodiment, includes a pump housing defining a pump chamber for holding a fluid to be dispensed to a patient, at least one actuating member movable relative to the pump housing and extending through at least one opening defined in the pump housing, a fluid reservoir defining a reservoir chamber in fluid communication with the pump housing, and a control valve controlling fluid flow between the reservoir chamber and the pump chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker, Edward J. Rhinehart
  • Patent number: 9345906
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a radiopharmaceutical and delivery of a pharmaceutical agent are described. Various other components for delivery systems including tubing management systems, primer caps, diffusion chambers, radiation shields and syringe shields, needle handles, and other devices and methods are also described. Specifically, needle handles having a needle handle body attachable to a portion of a needle, and one or more wings or fins which are grasped by a user are described. The needle handle may be separated from the needle after insertion of the needle into a subject, and/or may provide access to a portion of tubing extending from the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Raymond C. Hoffman, Barry L. Tucker, David H. Berry, Martin J. Uram, Douglas DeScalzi, Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20160114099
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a longitudinal axis. At least one syringe retaining member protrudes radially outwardly relative to an outer surface of the sidewall. The at least one syringe retaining member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end. The at least one syringe retaining member is configured for selective engagement with a locking mechanism on a fluid injector to releasably lock the syringe with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one syringe retaining member is configured to rotationally guide the syringe into alignment with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: BARRY L. TUCKER, KEVIN P. COWAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, MICHAEL A. SPOHN