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: 20160114100
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween along a longitudinal axis. At least one engagement member protrudes from a terminal portion of the sidewall in a proximal direction along the longitudinal axis. The at least one engagement member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end. The at least one engagement member is configured for engagement with a locking mechanism of a fluid injector to releasably lock the syringe with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one engagement member is configured to rotationally guide the syringe into alignment with the locking mechanism and axially eject the syringe upon rotation of the syringe. The locking mechanism operatively engages the at least one engagement member regardless of an orientation of the syringe about the longitudinal axis relative to the injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, James R. Neill, Glen P. Williams, Michael A. Spohn
  • Publication number: 20160058946
    Abstract: A collapsible syringe assembly for a fluid delivery system is a multi-component device that includes a cylindrical pressure jacket and a collapsible syringe that is received within the pressure jacket. The collapsible syringe includes a cap member and a compressible or deformable sidewall member. The collapsible syringe in one embodiment is adapted to be secured to the pressure jacket by the cap member. The cap member is formed with a discharge port, which may be formed as conventional luer fitting. The discharge port is disposed coaxially within an annular wall on the outward facing side of the cap member and may be recessed within the annular wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: EUGENE A. GELBLUM, JILL DENESVICH, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, BARRY L. TUCKER, MARK TROCKI, JOHN PUSKAR-PASCEWICZ, MATTHEW BEALE, MATTHEW SASS
  • Publication number: 20160030674
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One such syringe system may include a body having a hollow lumen and a distal end, a vacuum chamber disposed within the hollow lumen of the syringe body, a first plunger connected to a distal portion of the vacuum chamber, the first plunger forming a first seal against an inner surface of the syringe body and defining a fluid volume between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe body, a second plunger disposed within the vacuum chamber, the second plunger forming a second seal against an inner surface of the vacuum chamber and defining proximal and distal volume compartments within the vacuum chamber, and a piston affixed to the second plunger, the piston configured to move the second plunger within the vacuum chamber, thereby altering a volume of the proximal volume compartment and a volume of the distal volume compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: KEVIN P. COWAN, BARRY L. TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20160008534
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One illustrative syringe system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a plurality of fluids therein. A first plunger may be positioned in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a first seal with an inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a first compartment between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe. A second plunger may be positioned proximal to the first plunger in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a second seal with the inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a second compartment between the first plunger and the second plunger. A plurality of recesses may be disposed about the inner wall of the syringe body near the distal end of the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: KEVIN P. COWAN, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, ANTHONY S. MCCOPPIN, BARRY L TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20150374914
    Abstract: A syringe shield used for containing radioactive drugs in order to reduce healthcare provider's exposure to radiation or to reduce or eliminate ambient light contamination to optically sensitive components in a syringe is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: ARTHUR E. UBER, III, BARRY L. TUCKER, MARK TROCKI, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, MARC A. MABIE
  • Publication number: 20150343149
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One such syringe system may include a body having a hollow lumen and a distal end, a vacuum chamber disposed within the hollow lumen of the syringe body, a first plunger connected to a distal portion of the vacuum chamber, the first plunger forming a first seal against an inner surface of the syringe body and defining a fluid delivery volume between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe body, a second plunger disposed within the vacuum chamber, the second plunger forming a second seal against an inner surface of the vacuum chamber and defining a proximal and distal volume compartments within the vacuum chamber, and a piston affixed to the second plunger, the piston configured to move the second plunger within the vacuum chamber, thereby altering a volume of the proximal volume compartment and a volume of the distal volume compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: KEVIN P. COWAN, BARRY L. TUCKER
  • Patent number: 9199033
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween along a longitudinal axis. At least one engagement member protrudes from a terminal portion of the sidewall in a proximal direction along the longitudinal axis. The at least one engagement member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end. The at least one engagement member is configured for engagement with a locking mechanism of a fluid injector to releasably lock the syringe with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one engagement member is configured to rotationally guide the syringe into alignment with the locking mechanism and axially eject the syringe upon rotation of the syringe. The locking mechanism operatively engages the at least one engagement member regardless of an orientation of the syringe about the longitudinal axis relative to the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P Cowan, Barry L Tucker, Arthur E Uber, III, Edward J Rhinehart, Michael A Spohn
  • Patent number: 9180252
    Abstract: A bellows assembly for a fluid delivery system is a multi-component device that includes a cylindrical pressure jacket and a bellows syringe that is received within the pressure jacket. The bellows syringe includes a cap member and a bellows member. The bellows syringe in one embodiment is adapted to be secured to the pressure jacket by the cap member. The cap member is formed with a discharge port, which may be formed as conventional luer fitting. The discharge port is disposed coaxially within an annular wall on the outward facing side of the cap member and may be recessed within the annular wall. The bellows member is a hollow body that includes a series of bellows sections or rings. A distal end of the bellow member is formed with a discharge neck terminating in a discharge port, and the proximal end is formed with a closed end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene A Gelblum, Jill Denesvich, Edward J Rhinehart, Barry L Tucker, Mark Trocki, John Puskar-Pascewicz, Matthew Beale, Matthew Sass
  • Patent number: 9173995
    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 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Barry L. Tucker, Kevin P. Cowan, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, Michael A. Spohn
  • Patent number: 9125976
    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: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Barry L. Tucker, Mark Trocki, Raymond C. Hoffman, Marc. A. Mabie
  • Patent number: 9114215
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One illustrative syringe system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a plurality of fluids therein. A first plunger may be positioned in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a first seal with an inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a first compartment between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe. A second plunger may be positioned proximal to the first plunger in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a second seal with the inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a second compartment between the first plunger and the second plunger. A plurality of recesses may be disposed about the inner wall of the syringe body near the distal end of the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Edward J. Rhinehart, Anthony S. McCoppin, Barry L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9101713
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One such syringe system may include a body having a hollow lumen and a distal end, a vacuum chamber disposed within the hollow lumen of the syringe body, a first plunger connected to a distal portion of the vacuum chamber, the first plunger forming a first seal against an inner surface of the syringe body and defining a fluid delivery volume between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe body, a second plunger disposed within the vacuum chamber, the second plunger forming a second seal against an inner surface of the vacuum chamber and defining a proximal and distal volume compartments within the vacuum chamber, and a piston affixed to the second plunger, the piston configured to move the second plunger within the vacuum chamber, thereby altering a volume of the proximal volume compartment and a volume of the distal volume compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140276550
    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: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Martin J. URAM, Michael J. YANNIELLO, Barry L. TUCKER, David A. MISHLER, Edward J. RHINEHART
  • Publication number: 20140276039
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One illustrative syringe system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a plurality of fluids therein. A first plunger may be positioned in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a first seal with an inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a first compartment between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe. A second plunger may be positioned proximal to the first plunger in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a second seal with the inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a second compartment between the first plunger and the second plunger. A plurality of recesses may be disposed about the inner wall of the syringe body near the distal end of the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin P. COWAN, Edward J. RHINEHART, Anthony S. McCOPPIN, Barry L. TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20140276451
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One such syringe system may include a body having a hollow lumen and a distal end, a vacuum chamber disposed within the hollow lumen of the syringe body, a first plunger connected to a distal portion of the vacuum chamber, the first plunger forming a first seal against an inner surface of the syringe body and defining a fluid delivery volume between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe body, a second plunger disposed within the vacuum chamber, the second plunger forming a second seal against an inner surface of the vacuum chamber and defining a proximal and distal volume compartments within the vacuum chamber, and a piston affixed to the second plunger, the piston configured to move the second plunger within the vacuum chamber, thereby altering a volume of the proximal volume compartment and a volume of the distal volume compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin P. COWAN, Barry L. TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20140276379
    Abstract: A configurable fluid delivery system and methods for its use are disclosed. The system may include one or more control units, fluid delivery units, fluid actuator units, and disposable units. Data sources and sensors on each of the delivery units, actuator units, and disposable units may provide data to the control unit, thereby identifying the components along with the manner in which they may be configured. The control unit may notify a user regarding the status of any one or more of the delivery, actuator, and disposable units to indicate their appropriateness for delivering a fluid according to one or more selected procedures and protocols. Also disclosed are methods by which the configurable fluid delivery unit may provide data to a user to assist the user in assembling and testing a particular fluid delivery configuration for a specific use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Martin J. URAM, Arthur E. UBER, III, Kevin P. COWAN, John A. BROSOVICH, David A. MISHLER, Edward J. RHINEHART, Michael J. YANNIELLO, Mark TROCKI, Barry L. TUCKER
  • Publication number: 20130331691
    Abstract: A syringe shield used for containing radioactive drugs in order to reduce healthcare provider's exposure to radiation or to reduce or eliminate ambient light contamination to optically sensitive components in a syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur E. UBER, III, Barry L. TUCKER, Mark TROCKI, Raymond C. HOFFMAN, Marc A. MABIE
  • Publication number: 20130331635
    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: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond C. HOFFMAN, Barry L. TUCKER, David H. BERRY, Martin J. URAM, Douglas DeSCALZI, Arthur E. UBER, III
  • Publication number: 20130281940
    Abstract: A bellows assembly for a fluid delivery system is a multi-component device that includes a cylindrical pressure jacket and a bellows syringe that is received within the pressure jacket. The bellows syringe includes a cap member and a bellows member. The bellows syringe in one embodiment is adapted to be secured to the pressure jacket by the cap member. The cap member is formed with a discharge port, which may be formed as conventional luer fitting. The discharge port is disposed coaxially within an annular wall on the outward facing side of the cap member and may be recessed within the annular wall. The bellows member is a hollow body that includes a series of bellows sections or rings. A distal end of the bellow member is formed with a discharge neck terminating in a discharge port, and the proximal end is formed with a closed end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Eugene A. Gelblum, Jill Denesvich, Edward J. Rhinehart, Barry L. Tucker, Mark Trocki, John Puskar-Pascewicz, Matthew Beale, Matthew Sass
  • Patent number: 8551074
    Abstract: Systems for connecting a conduit to an injection needle may include a sealing element positioned on a distal end of the conduit, a first cooperating connector positioned around the length of conduit proximal to the sealing element and a second cooperating connector. The first cooperating connector includes a first cooperating connection mechanism and the second cooperating connector includes a second cooperating connection mechanism having a passage therein. The first cooperating connection mechanism and the second cooperating connection mechanism are adapted to form a connection between the first cooperating connector and the second cooperating connector. The connection causes the compression of the sealing element. The injection needle has a lumen with a diameter flared outward to a larger diameter at a proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Pharma AG
    Inventors: Raymond C. Hoffman, Edward J. Rhinehart, Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker