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: 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
  • Patent number: 9566421
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device, a system, and a method for application of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Casey, Patrick P. Vanek, Royal D. Hathaway, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nicholas J. Jardine, Kristin L. Benokraitis
  • Patent number: 9445760
    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: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 9392935
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed, for performing therapeutic or diagnostic procedures at a remote site. According to one embodiment, the methods include the use of a system including an introducer designed for transcervical insertion into the uterus. The introducer is constructed to include a fluid lumen, an instrument lumen, and a visualization lumen. The system may include a fluid source, which is coupled to the fluid lumen and is used to deliver a fluid to the uterus either for washing the uterus or for fluid distension of the uterus. The system additionally includes a tissue modifying device, such as a morcellator, and a distension device for distending the uterus and/or for maintaining the uterus in a distended state. The tissue modifying device and the distension device are alternately deliverable to the uterus through the instrument lumen. The system may further include a hysteroscope deliverable to the uterus through the visualization lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: HOLOGIC, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald D. Adams, William H. Gruber, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Douglas R. Drew
  • Patent number: 9345640
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device comprising a housing and a flow controller at least partially slidably disposed in the housing, the flow controller comprising at least one fluid channel and a vent conduit. A shroud, alone or in combination with the fluid transfer device comprising a plurality of segments terminating in a annular edge and defining a plurality of openings, and a plurality of protrusions, each of the plurality of protrusions having a proximal end connected to the annular edge and a distal end positioned in one of the plurality of openings adapted for the housing of the fluid transfer device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Bryan J. Peters, David L. Foshee
  • Publication number: 20160067410
    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: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Sue E. Carr, Jessie Delgado, Edward Browka, Charles E. McCall, JR., David L. Foshee
  • Publication number: 20160030677
    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: July 31, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: John Sundquist, Ben Rush, Edward Paul Browka, David L. Foshee, Gretchen E. Willard, Stephen Myers, Hector Rodriguez, John Coleman Horton, IV
  • Publication number: 20160008227
    Abstract: Dispenser and methods of dispensing substances is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis, the housing configured to receive a packet comprising at least one collapsible cavity containing at least one substance, a support member positioned in the housing, the support member having a longitudinal axis essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing, a wedge coupled to the support member, the wedge configured to move in a plane substantially parallel within the longitudinal axis of the housing, the wedge receiving a force directed substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and a reciprocating actuator coupled to the housing and engagable with the support member, the actuator moveable between a first position and a second position whereby the wedge advances a single predetermined increment collapsing a portion of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Eileen Ventura, Kristin L. Benokraitis, Matthew R. Penny
  • Patent number: 9226875
    Abstract: A multi-container transfer and delivery device configured to allow multiple containers to transfer and mix their respective materials and for receiving of the mixed materials to a delivery device. The transfer device comprises a plurality of flow conduits for fluid flow between the multiple containers and the delivery device. Methods of mixing using the device and methods of sterilizing the device are described. A drug mixing kit comprising a multi-container housing with a plurality of flow conduits and a plurality of compartments for receiving containers and a transfer device is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nathan R. Snell
  • Publication number: 20150313796
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a retainer for connecting a first container, where the retainer is positioned in a cavity defined by a port housing that includes an axially fixed actuator. The housing also includes a plug member constructed to seal a fluid passageway between the port housing and an interior of a second container. The plug member is configured to move axially relative to the actuator. Rotation of the retainer relative to the actuator causes the plug member to move to an open position in which it does not seal a fluid passageway between the port housing and an interior of a second container. The rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing also causes the retainer to move axially relative to the port housing so that the actuator forces a stopper associated with a first container connected to the retainer into a first container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, John Sundquist, Benjamin Leo Rush, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 9174775
    Abstract: Dispenser and methods of dispensing substances is provided. The dispenser comprises a housing having a longitudinal axis, the housing configured to receive a packet comprising at least one collapsible cavity containing at least one substance, a support member positioned in the housing, the support member having a longitudinal axis essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing, a wedge coupled to the support member, the wedge configured to move in a plane substantially parallel within the longitudinal axis of the housing, the wedge receiving a force directed substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and a reciprocating actuator coupled to the housing and engagable with the support member, the actuator moveable between a first position and a second position whereby the wedge advances a single predetermined increment collapsing a portion of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Elix, LLC
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Eileen Ventura, Kristin L. Benokraitis, Matthew R. Penny
  • Publication number: 20150238732
    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: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2015
    Applicant: Dragon's Lair Design, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ritmiller, John H. Golden, Eli B. Nichols, David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 9079686
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a retainer for connecting a first container, where the retainer is positioned in a cavity defined by a port housing that includes an axially fixed actuator. The housing also includes a plug member constructed to seal a fluid passageway between the port housing and an interior of a second container. The plug member is configured to move axially relative to the actuator. Rotation of the retainer relative to the actuator causes the plug member to move to an open position in which it does not seal a fluid passageway between the port housing and an interior of a second container. The rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing also causes the retainer to move axially relative to the port housing so that the actuator forces a stopper associated with a first container connected to the retainer into a first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, John Sundquist, Benjamin Leo Rush, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Publication number: 20150051557
    Abstract: A system for administering medication to an eye. The system includes a siphon tube in fluid communication with a medication reservoir, a dispensing nozzle connected to the siphon tube, and a shield coupled to the dispensing nozzle for movement relative thereto between an opened position and a closed position. The siphon tube defines a longitudinal axis extending along a substantially vertical direction when the siphon tube is in an upright position. The dispensing nozzle extends at an angle offset from the longitudinal axis when the shield is in the opened position. The nozzle and the angle are so dimensioned as to facilitate accessing the eye when the siphon tube is substantially in the upright position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kelly Muir, David L. Foshee, Robert C. Hall, Kristin Benokraitis, Theodore J. Mosler, David Epstein
  • Patent number: 8911421
    Abstract: A system for mixing the contents of a first container and a second container. The system includes the first container that has container body with an opening fluidly connected to a cavity defined by the container body, a first substance contained in the cavity, and a stopper sealing the opening. The second container includes a port assembly including a port housing connected to the second container and a retainer constructed to connect to the first container. The retainer is configured to rotate and move axially relative to the port housing, wherein relative rotation between the port housing and the retainer causes the retainer to move axially relative to the port housing. The port assembly further includes an axially fixed actuator constructed to force the stopper into the first container when the retainer is rotated relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 8882739
    Abstract: A port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a port housing for connection to a second container, and a retainer for connection to a first container, wherein the retainer rotates relative to the port housing and is constructed to move axially within the port housing. An actuator is axially fixed within the port housing and forces a stopper associated with a first container into a first container when the retainer moves axially within the port housing upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing. The assembly is configured to establish fluid communication between a first container and a second container upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, John Sundquist, Benjamin Leo Rush, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 8858484
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device, a system, and a method for application of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Casey, Patrick P. Vanek, Royal D. Hathaway, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nicholas J. Jardine, Kristin L. Benokraitis
  • Publication number: 20140257105
    Abstract: A fluid fillable catheter capsule assembly is provided suitable for use with an appropriate catheter in imaging applications for medical or surgical procedures. Methods of constructing such fluid fillable catheter capsule assemblies, methods of using the fluid fillable catheter capsule assemblies, and imaging systems provided with fluid fillable catheter capsule assemblies are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: David E. Dausch, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka, David L. Foshee, Jessie Delgado
  • Patent number: 8821436
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device is disclosed and described, the device comprising a housing comprising a first piercing assembly associated with the housing, the first piercing assembly adapted for accessing a first container, the first piercing assembly comprising a first piercing member comprising at least one conduit. A second piercing assembly is associated with the housing, the second piercing assembly adapted for accessing a second container, the second piercing assembly comprising a second piercing member comprising at least one conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Yukon Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Bryan J. Peters, David L. Foshee, Nathan R. Snell
  • Patent number: D769444
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, David L. Foshee