Patents by Inventor Donald D. Solomon

Donald D. Solomon 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: 20190209781
    Abstract: A disinfecting cap accepts a needleless injection site to apply an antiseptic agent. The cap includes a breakable seal located in a chamber between the proximal and distal portions so as to be spaced away from the opening. The cap body may include a compliant wall that deforms when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. In lieu of a compliant wall, a flexible skirt may extend from the cap body into the proximal portion, so that when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening, the flexible skirt engages the outer diameter of the needleless injection site to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. A carrier strip may be used, wherein each of the plurality of disinfecting caps is removably attached at its proximal end to the carrier strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Mahender Avula, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 10213589
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10166339
    Abstract: A disinfecting cap accepts a needleless injection site to apply an antiseptic agent. The cap includes a breakable seal located in a chamber between the proximal and distal portions so as to be spaced away from the opening. The cap body may include a compliant wall that deforms when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. In lieu of a compliant wall, a flexible skirt may extend from the cap body into the proximal portion, so that when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening, the flexible skirt engages the outer diameter of the needleless injection site to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. A carrier strip may be used, wherein each of the plurality of disinfecting caps is removably attached at its proximal end to the carrier strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Mahender Avula, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 10155056
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 9809355
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 9539398
    Abstract: A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having a needle cannula extending therefrom. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal end of the needle. The shield includes a binding member disposed within the shield and defines binding surfaces that form an aperture configured for slidable receipt of the inner needle. The binding member includes at least one drag inducing member that engages the inner needle during slidable receipt to create a drag force. The drag force facilitates rotation of the binding member such that the binding surfaces engage the inner needle to prevent slidable movement. The shield and/or hub includes a retention element engageable between the shield and hub and a sheath retention element. The hub includes a magnifier for viewing fluid flashback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Specialized Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Mark Ferguson, Donald D. Solomon, Roy L. Barrus, Jeremy W. Snow
  • Publication number: 20160310720
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9415202
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20160144118
    Abstract: A disinfecting cap accepts a needleless injection site to apply an antiseptic agent. The cap includes a breakable seal located in a chamber between the proximal and distal portions so as to be spaced away from the opening. The cap body may include a compliant wall that deforms when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. In lieu of a compliant wall, a flexible skirt may extend from the cap body into the proximal portion, so that when a needleless injection site is inserted into the opening, the flexible skirt engages the outer diameter of the needleless injection site to removably hold the cap on the needleless injection site. A carrier strip may be used, wherein each of the plurality of disinfecting caps is removably attached at its proximal end to the carrier strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Mahender Avula, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 9242084
    Abstract: Some assemblies can include a male cap and a female cap, each of which can be used to cover separated medical connectors. In certain arrangements, a male cap can include a movable carriage that transitions from a retracted position when an assembly with which the male cap is associated is in a closed state to an extended position when the assembly is in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett, Robert Hitchcock
  • Publication number: 20160015959
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150374968
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 9114915
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 9101750
    Abstract: An assembly for mounting medical connector caps includes a carrier formed from a sheet of material and having an array of holes. The assembly also includes a plurality of medical connector caps. Each cap is inserted into one of the holes of the array. The assembly also includes a plurality of sealing tabs. The tabs may be retained on the carrier by friction fit into the holes of the carrier. The carrier may also include a mounting hole to hang on a pole of an IV line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, James Paul Kennedy
  • Patent number: 9079692
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 8961475
    Abstract: Caps can be used to cover and disinfect medical connectors. Some caps can create a seal with the medical connectors to prevent antiseptic from entering a fluid paths defined by a connector. Support members can aid in creating or maintaining the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett, Robert Hitchcock, James Paul Kennedy, Richard Lasher
  • Publication number: 20150032065
    Abstract: A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having a needle cannula extending therefrom. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal end of the needle. The shield includes a binding member disposed within the shield and defines binding surfaces that form an aperture configured for slidable receipt of the inner needle. The binding member includes at least one drag inducing member that engages the inner needle during slidable receipt to create a drag force. The drag force facilitates rotation of the binding member such that the binding surfaces engage the inner needle to prevent slidable movement. The shield and/or hub includes a retention element engageable between the shield and hub and a sheath retention element. The hub includes a magnifier for viewing fluid flashback.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: F. Mark Ferguson, Donald D. Solomon, Roy L. Barrus, Jeremy W. Snow
  • Patent number: 8845584
    Abstract: A medical needle shield apparatus is provided that includes a needle hub having a needle cannula extending therefrom. At least one shield is extensible from a retracted position to an extended position to enclose a distal end of the needle. The shield includes a binding member disposed within the shield and defines binding surfaces that form an aperture configured for slidable receipt of the inner needle. The binding member includes at least one drag inducing member that engages the inner needle during slidable receipt to create a drag force. The drag force facilitates rotation of the binding member such that the binding surfaces engage the inner needle to prevent slidable movement. The shield and/or hub includes a retention element engageable between the shield and hub and a sheath retention element. The hub includes a magnifier for viewing fluid flashback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Specialized Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: F. Mark Ferguson, Roy L. Barrus, Jeremy W. Snow, Donald D. Solomon
  • Publication number: 20140248182
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect both a male medical connector and needleless injection site when not in use or when disconnected from each other. The caps contain a disinfecting agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: D770614
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W Howlett, Robert Hitchcock