Patents by Inventor Craig Field Sampson

Craig Field Sampson 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: 10314981
    Abstract: A medication injection device (2) includes a housing (4) and a needled syringe (8) supported by the housing. The needle syringe has a plunger (10) and a volume containing medication. The medication injection device further includes an expelling mechanism (6) operably coupled to the plunger. Additionally, the device includes a thermal locking mechanism (20) operably coupled to the expelling mechanism, comprising a material which is solid when the device is refrigerated and transitions to a liquid or gel-like state at a phase-change temperature when the device is taken out of refrigeration and warms up together with the contained drug to a temperature which is suitable for performing an injection. In the solid state, the material keeps the expelling mechanism locked in a disabling condition inhibiting delivery of the medication and in its liquid state creates an enabling condition permitting delivery of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Craig Field Sampson, Jacob S. Brauer, Stuart Desha Breslin
  • Publication number: 20170224929
    Abstract: A medication injection device (2) includes a housing (4) and a needled syringe (8) supported by the housing. The needle syringe has a plunger (10) and a volume containing medication. The medication injection device further includes an expelling mechanism (6) operably coupled to the plunger. Additionally, the device includes a thermal locking mechanism (20) operably coupled to the expelling mechanism, comprising a material which is solid when the device is refrigerated and transitions to a liquid or gel-like state at a phase-change temperature when the device is taken out of refrigeration and warms up together with the contained drug to a temperature which is suitable for performing an injection. In the solid state, the material keeps the expelling mechanism locked in a disabling condition inhibiting delivery of the medication and in its liquid state creates an enabling condition permitting delivery of the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Applicant: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Craig Field Sampson, Jacob S. Brauer, Stuart Desha Breslin
  • Patent number: 7988660
    Abstract: A fluid injecting device (30) generally including a fluid delivery assembly (32) and a needle-free injecting assembly (34). The fluid delivery assembly (32) delivers or transfers the fluid medicine from a cartridge (40) into the needle-free injecting assembly (34) for injecting into a patient. A drive train (112) applies a force to a piston (64) inside the cartridge (40) during the delivery of the fluid to the needle-free injecting assembly (34) to prevent adhesion or static friction between the piston (64) and the cartridge (40). In addition, sensors can be used to help ensure the proper amount of dosage is transferred to the needle-free injecting assembly, conserve power, reduce leakage during disassembly, among other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Timothy D. Byland, James Matthew Collins, Mark James Fisher, John Grimley, Mehran Mojarrad, John Michael O'Fallon, Craig Field Sampson, James G. Tappel
  • Publication number: 20080319383
    Abstract: A fluid injecting device (30) generally including a fluid delivery assembly (32) and a needle-free injecting assembly (34). The fluid delivery assembly (32) delivers or transfers the fluid medicine from a cartridge (40) into the needle-free injecting assembly (34) for injecting into a patient. A drive train (112) applies a force to a piston (64) inside the cartridge (40) during the delivery of the fluid to the needle-free injecting assembly (34) to prevent adhesion or static friction between the piston (64) and the cartridge (40). In addition, sensors can be used to help ensure the proper amount of dosage is transferred to the needle-free injecting assembly, conserve power, reduce leakage during disassembly, among other functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: December 25, 2008
    Applicants: ANTARES PHARMA, INC., ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Timothy D. Byland, James Matthew Collins, Mark James Fisher, John Grimley, Mehran Mojarrad, John Michael O'Fallon, Craig Field Sampson, James G. Tappel