Patents by Inventor Daniel L. Yokell

Daniel L. Yokell 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: 20110124948
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and devices for infusion of a radioactive compound, such as yttrium-90 radiolabeled somatostatin peptide or analog. A radiation shield defining a shielded cavity suitable for storing a radioactive substance includes a first aperture providing external access to the shielded cavity and a second aperture suitable for transferring a dosage vial into and out of the shielded cavity. A removable shielded plug and panel are adapted to shield respective apertures of the radiation shield. At least one dose of a radiolabeled compound stored in a vial in the radiation shield is delivered through a fluid communication channel at a rate of about 500 mL/hour. The fluid communication channel is washed after delivery, such that the process substantially reduces radiation exposure during infusion of the radiolabeled compound into a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventor: Daniel L. Yokell