Patents by Inventor Brandi Ford

Brandi 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: 10258742
    Abstract: A method for readying a fluid sensor associated with a medical device includes attaching a flow restrictor to a fluid outlet of the fluid sensor. The fluid sensor includes a fluid channel, a fluid inlet at a first end of the fluid channel configured to couple to an outlet of an administrable fluid source, and the fluid outlet at a second end of the fluid channel. Fluid is delivered from the administrable fluid source to the fluid channel through the fluid inlet. A syringe actuation device including a force limiting device may be used to deliver the fluid. The fluid is pressurized in the fluid channel between the fluid inlet and the flow restrictor to wet an interior surface of the fluid channel with the fluid. The flow restrictor is removed from the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kaushal Verma, Brandi Ford, Shawn Wayne DeKalb, Hong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20170361017
    Abstract: A method for readying a fluid sensor associated with a medical device includes attaching a flow restrictor to a fluid outlet of the fluid sensor. The fluid sensor includes a fluid channel, a fluid inlet at a first end of the fluid channel configured to couple to an outlet of an administrable fluid source, and the fluid outlet at a second end of the fluid channel. Fluid is delivered from the administrable fluid source to the fluid channel through the fluid inlet. A syringe actuation device including a force limiting device may be used to deliver the fluid. The fluid is pressurized in the fluid channel between the fluid inlet and the flow restrictor to wet an interior surface of the fluid channel with the fluid. The flow restrictor is removed from the fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Kaushal Verma, Brandi Ford, Shawn Wayne DeKalb, Hong Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120294551
    Abstract: Provided is a disposable bag for feminine hygiene products, and a dispenser for these bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Brandi Ford
  • Patent number: 7842310
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pharmaceutical composition is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles at about atmospheric pressure to produce a powder, wherein said drying is performed in the presence of vibration, internals, mechanical stirring, or a combination thereof. Another method is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles to produce a powder; wherein the atomized formulation comprises droplets having an average mean diameter of between about 35? and about 300?, and/or the powder comprises dried particles having an average mean diameter of between about 35? and about 300?. Compositions made by the above methods, and methods of using the compositions, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robin Hwang, Vincent Sullivan, Juan Huang, Zhaolin Wang, John A. Mikszta, David Montgomery, Brandi Ford, Anjana Bhuta-Wills
  • Publication number: 20070190158
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pharmaceutical composition is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles at about atmospheric pressure to produce a powder, wherein said drying is performed in the presence of vibration, internals, mechanical stirring, or a combination thereof. Another method is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles to produce a powder; wherein the atomized formulation comprises droplets having an average mean diameter of between about 35? and about 300?, and/or the powder comprises dried particles having an average mean diameter of between about 35? and about 300?. Compositions made by the above methods, and methods of using the compositions, are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Applicant: Becton Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robin Hwang, Vincent Sullivan, Juan Huang, Zhaolin Wang, John Mikszta, David Montgomery, Brandi Ford, Anjana Bhuta-Wills
  • Publication number: 20030186271
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pharmaceutical composition is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles at about atmospheric pressure to produce a powder, wherein said drying is performed in the presence of vibration, internals, mechanical stirring, or a combination thereof. Another method is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles to produce a powder; wherein the atomized formulation comprises droplets having an average mean diameter of between about 35&mgr; and about 300&mgr;, and/or the powder comprises dried particles having an average mean diameter of between about 35&mgr; and about 300&mgr;.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Robin Hwang, Vincent Sullivan, Juan Huang, Zhaolin Wang, John A. Mikszta, David Montgomery, Brandi Ford, Anjana Bhuta-Wills
  • Publication number: 20030180755
    Abstract: A method of preparing a pharmaceutical composition is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles at about atmospheric pressure to produce a powder, wherein said drying is performed in the presence of vibration, internals, mechanical stirring, or a combination thereof. Another method is described, comprising 1) atomizing a liquid formulation of a therapeutic agent to produce an atomized formulation; 2) freezing said atomized formulation to form solid particles; and 3) drying said solid particles to produce a powder; wherein the atomized formulation comprises droplets having an average mean diameter of between about 35&mgr; and about 300&mgr;, and/or the powder comprises dried particles having an average mean diameter of between about 35&mgr; and about 300&mgr;.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Inventors: Robin Hwang, Vincent Sullivan, Juan Huang, Zhaolin Wang, John A. Mikszta, David Montgomery, Brandi Ford, Anjana Bhuta-Wills