Patents by Inventor David L. Foshee

David L. Foshee 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: 20200023190
    Abstract: A wearable cardiac defibrillator (“WCD”) system may include a support structure that a patient can wear, an energy storage module that can store an electrical charge, and a discharge circuit that can discharge the electrical charge through the patient so as to shock him or her, while the patient is wearing the support structure. Embodiments may actively take into account bystanders, both to protect them from an inadvertent shock, and also to enlist their help. In some embodiments the WCD system includes a speaker system that transmits a sound designed to assist a bystander to perform CPR. Optionally CPR chest compressions received by the patient can be further detected, and feedback can be given. In embodiments, a WCD system may include a user interface that can be controlled to output CPR prompts tailored to a skill level of the bystander.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, David Peter Finch, Phillip Dewey Foshee, JR., Isabelle Banville, Richard C. Nova, Krystyna Szul, Daniel Finney, Laura Marie Gustavson, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10512728
    Abstract: A filtered needle for use in administering a liquid payload, including a needle and connector portion and a filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap including a distal open end in fluid communication via an internal channel with a proximal open end of the filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap proximal end sized to receive the distal end of the hub within the proximal end of the filtering needle cap to reversibly engage the hub when needle distal end is inserted into the internal channel. The filtering needle cap including a filter element and a seal to seal around an outside diameter of the hollow needle so that liquid payload is drawn into the lumen in the hollow needle as liquid payload is filtered and drawn into the fluid fitting. The filtering needle cap is designed to limit a dead volume of liquid payload drawn into the filtering needle cap but not entering into the distal end of the hollow needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CARRTECH LLC
    Inventors: Sue E. Carr, Jessie Delgado, Edward Browka, Charles E. McCall, Jr., David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 10500403
    Abstract: A wearable cardioverter defibrillator (“WCD”) system may output a loud sound after detecting and validating a shockable cardiac arrhythmia. In such embodiments, however, the WCD system might not sound a loud alarm before validating the arrhythmia thoroughly, i.e. for a longer time, thus giving the arrhythmia a further chance to self-terminate. The WCD system may thus detect more robustly the cardiac arrhythmias that do not self-terminate quickly. Such arrhythmias that self-terminate quickly may occur from likely harmless events occurring multiple times in the daily life of the patient, such as the patient becoming “winded” from climbing stairs. In embodiments the WCD system may notify the patient only discreetly, or even not at all. The lack of sounding such a loud alarm responsive to such events reduces the overall number of times in which the patient experiences unwanted attention by others, embarrassment, loss of privacy and dignity, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Phillip D. Foshee, Jr., David P. Finch, Laura M. Gustavson, Nikolai Korsun, Joseph L. Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20190321262
    Abstract: A safety vial system has a vial adapter subsystem irreversibly mountable to the top of a vial containing a hazardous medicament and a vial base subsystem sealingly engaging a lower portion of the vial adapter subsystem and telescopically movable therein from a first position providing a path for gas sterilization around the vial to a second position wherein the path is closed to form a sterilized expandable, neutral pressure bellows chamber around and below the vial. The device has a removable top cap, a pierceable barrier film, a normally closed needleless valve in fluid communication with a dual lumen spike initially disposed above the film and a frangible product integrity ring holding the activation housing in place for sealed telescopic movement on a main body that surrounds the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William CHUDEK, Jesse Carl FULGHUM, III, Amichai TREVES, Benjamin L. RUSH, Jay Colton ZIGNEGO, Robert William HENSON, Edward Paul BROWKA, David Lee FOSHEE, Theodore J. MOSLER
  • Patent number: 10426964
    Abstract: A wearable cardiac defibrillator (“WCD”) system may include a support structure that a patient can wear, an energy storage module that can store an electrical charge, and a discharge circuit that can discharge the electrical charge through the patient so as to shock him or her, while the patient is wearing the support structure. Embodiments may actively take into account bystanders, both to protect them from an inadvertent shock, and also to enlist their help. In some embodiments the WCD system includes a speaker system that transmits a sound designed to assist a bystander to perform CPR. Optionally CPR chest compressions received by the patient can be further detected, and feedback can be given. In embodiments, a WCD system may include a user interface that can be controlled to output CPR prompts tailored to a skill level of the bystander.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Sullivan, David Peter Finch, Phillip Dewey Foshee, Jr., Isabelle Banville, Richard C. Nova, Krystyna Szul, Daniel Finney, Laura Marie Gustavson, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10426966
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (“WCD”) system may output a closing human-perceptible indication, after detecting a shockable cardiac arrhythmia, and after further determining that it will not shock. This may succeed in informing the patient that the WCD system will not deliver a shock responsive to the cardiac arrhythmia, which may have just self-terminated. The information may give comfort to the patient who may be conscious, and may recognize that his or her ventricular tachycardia has self-terminated. Moreover, the patient will know that he or she will not be unnecessarily shocked while conscious, and will not even need to press a cancel switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Phillip D. Foshee, Jr., David P. Finch, Laura M. Gustavson, Nikolai Korsun, Joseph L. Sullivan, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Publication number: 20190167523
    Abstract: A dispensing device, comprising: a piston-cylinder assembly, the assembly comprising an outlet in fluid communication with a one-way valve and an inlet in fluidic communication with a valve assembly; the one-way valve configured to dispense a liquid from a medicament container, the valve assembly fluidically coupled to the one-way valve, the valve assembly having at least one cannula and at least one flow control member; the piston configured to draw an amount of fluid through the valve assembly and inlet into the cylinder, and to expel the amount of liquid through the one-way valve; and an actuator assembly coupled to and biasing the piston with stored energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Amanda H. Schaffers, David L. Foshee, Eli B. Nichols, David Orenstein, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Publication number: 20190143133
    Abstract: A wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) having a processor configured to receive a signal indicating a position and/or movement of the ambulatory patient while the ambulatory patient is wearing the support structure receive the ECG signal, determine from an ECG signal whether a shock criterion is met, determine a confirmation time period and/or a response time period based on the position and/or movement of the ambulatory patient, determine from the ECG signal whether the shock criterion is met after the confirmation time period has elapsed, cause the user interface to generate the shock alert signal based on the shock criterion determined after the confirmation time period has elapsed, and control the discharge circuit to discharge the stored electrical charge when a predetermined time period has elapsed after the shock alert signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip D. Foshee, JR., David P. Finch, Pamela Breske, Laura M. Gustavson, Joseph L. Sullivan, Jaeho Kim
  • Publication number: 20190143131
    Abstract: In embodiments, a Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD) system includes a support structure for the patient to wear, and components that the support structure maintains on the patient's body. The components include a defibrillator, associated electrodes, and so on. The defibrillator can operate in a WCD mode while the patient wears the support structure. The defibrillator can further operate in a different, AED mode, during which time the patient need not wear a portion of the support structure, or even the entire support structure. Sometimes the AED mode is a type of a fully automatic AED mode. Other times the AED mode is a type of a semi-automated AED mode, where an attendant is present to administer the shock; at such times, the patient may not even need to have electrodes attached. This way the patient is more comfortable for a longer time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Brian D. Webster, Zoie Engman, Phillip D. Foshee, JR., David P. Finch, Joseph L. Sullivan, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Publication number: 20180304025
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an injection system are provided. An example injection system includes a container for a pharmaceutical that is sealed at a proximal end with a plunger having a pushing surface for engaging an inner surface of the hollow body. A plunger rod extends axially from the proximal end of the container and is covered with a plunger rod cover. Removal of the cover activates the system and allows for delivery of the pharmaceutical product from the container by advancing the plunger within the container towards the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sundquist, Ben Rush, Edward Paul Browka, David L. Foshee, Gretchen E. Willard, Stephen Myers, Hector Rodriguez, John Coleman Horton
  • Publication number: 20180235529
    Abstract: An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least partly received in the housing, and a needle that is at least partly received in at least one of the first and second needle covers. The needle can include a proximal tip configured for placement into a patient and a distal tip configured for placement into a blood collection vial. In some embodiments, the first and second needle covers are biased by a biasing member. In some cases, one or both of the first and second needle covers can be locked to prevent axial movement thereof after the blood collection procedure. In certain embodiments, a distal end of the device is configured to connect with a medical connector, such as a needleless IV access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 10039887
    Abstract: Methods and systems for an injection system are provided. An example injection system includes a container for a pharmaceutical that is sealed at a proximal end with a plunger having a pushing surface for engaging an inner surface of the hollow body. A plunger rod extends axially from the proximal end of the container and is covered with a plunger rod cover. Removal of the cover activates the system and allows for delivery of the pharmaceutical product from the container by advancing the plunger within the container towards the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sundquist, Ben Rush, Edward Paul Browka, David L. Foshee, Gretchen E. Willard, Stephen Myers, Hector Rodriguez, John Coleman Horton
  • Patent number: 10029075
    Abstract: A self-catheterization assistance apparatus is presented. The apparatus has a base, a penis retention element coupled to the base and a catheter retention member coupled to the base. A penis is inserted into and securedly attached to the penis retention element. A catheter housing is inserted into and securedly attached to the catheter retention member. An optional advancer advances the catheter through the catheter housing and into the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES OF GEORGIA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ritmiller, John H Golden, Eli B. Nichols, David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 9895526
    Abstract: A fluid connector comprising a housing having an access site, and a cover member passively positioned in an initial covering relationship with the access site, the cover member being reversible from an uncovered relationship under load to the initial covering relationship, is described. A method of preventing contamination and aseptically covering an access site of a fluid connector with a cover member is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: IVAXIS, LLC
    Inventors: Todd M. Korogi, Theodore J. Mosler, Scott P. Jarnagin, Bryan Peters, David L. Foshee, Nathan R. Snell, Andrew Corson
  • Patent number: 9848810
    Abstract: An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least partly received in the housing, and a needle that is at least partly received in at least one of the first and second needle covers. The needle can include a proximal tip configured for placement into a patient and a distal tip configured for placement into a blood collection vial. In some embodiments, the first and second needle covers are biased by a biasing member. In some cases, one or both of the first and second needle covers can be locked to prevent axial movement thereof after the blood collection procedure. In certain embodiments, a distal end of the device is configured to connect with a medical connector, such as a needleless IV access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Publication number: 20170259004
    Abstract: A filtered needle for use in administering a liquid payload, including a needle and connector portion and a filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap including a distal open end in fluid communication via an internal channel with a proximal open end of the filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap proximal end sized to receive the distal end of the hub within the proximal end of the filtering needle cap to reversibly engage the hub when needle distal end is inserted into the internal channel. The filtering needle cap including a filter element and a seal to seal around an outside diameter of the hollow needle so that liquid payload is drawn into the lumen in the hollow needle as liquid payload is filtered and drawn into the fluid fitting. The filtering needle cap is designed to limit a dead volume of liquid payload drawn into the filtering needle cap but not entering into the distal end of the hollow needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Sue E. Carr, Jessie Delgado, Edward Browka, Charles E. McCall, JR., David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 9669164
    Abstract: A filtered needle for use in administering a liquid payload, including a needle and connector portion and a filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap including a distal open end in fluid communication via an internal channel with a proximal open end of the filtering needle cap. The filtering needle cap proximal end sized to receive the distal end of the hub within the proximal end of the filtering needle cap to reversibly engage the hub when needle distal end is inserted into the internal channel. The filtering needle cap including a filter element and a seal to seal around an outside diameter of the hollow needle so that liquid payload is drawn into the lumen in the hollow needle as liquid payload is filtered and drawn into the fluid fitting. The filtering needle cap is designed to limit a dead volume of liquid payload drawn into the filtering needle cap but not entering into the distal end of the hollow needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CARRTECH LLC
    Inventors: Sue E. Carr, Jessie Delgado, Edward Browka, Charles E. McCall, Jr., David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 9636277
    Abstract: A multi-container transfer and deliver device and methods of mixing and transferring, the device configured to allow multiple containers to transfer and mix their respective materials and for receiving of the mixed materials to a fluid delivery device. The transfer device comprises a plurality of flow conduits for fluid flow between the multiple containers and the fluid delivery device. A drug mixing kit and optional packaging comprising a multi-container housing with a plurality of flow conduits and a plurality of sections for receiving containers and a fluid transfer device is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nathan R. Snell, Matthew R. Penny, Todd M. Korogi
  • Publication number: 20170065486
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an adapter comprises an adapter body comprising a coupling member configured for coupling with a pre-fillable assembly and a spike having at least one conduit extending from a central body. At least one conduit extends through the spike, adapter body and the coupling member. A spike cover is sized to receive and seal the spike, the cover reversibly securable to the central body and receiving members configured to receive a vial shroud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, David L. Foshee, Todd Korogi
  • Publication number: 20170065216
    Abstract: An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least partly received in the housing, and a needle that is at least partly received in at least one of the first and second needle covers. The needle can include a proximal tip configured for placement into a patient and a distal tip configured for placement into a blood collection vial. In some embodiments, the first and second needle covers are biased by a biasing member. In some cases, one or both of the first and second needle covers can be locked to prevent axial movement thereof after the blood collection procedure. In certain embodiments, a distal end of the device is configured to connect with a medical connector, such as a needleless IV access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler