Patents by Inventor Douglas Ivan Jennings

Douglas Ivan Jennings 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: 20190365998
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising of a case, a motor adapted to rotate a drive gear, and a curvi-linear plunger adapted to mate with the drive gear. The plunger includes a distal end with a resilient flange, which in a non-deflected state, abuts a proximal collar of a syringe, and, in a deflected state, advances through the proximal collar and engages a stopper in the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Publication number: 20190328972
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a door hingedly coupled to the case and having an open position and a closed position, a plunger slidably disposed in the case, and at least one drive spring applying a biasing force on the plunger relative to the case, wherein the door is operably coupled to the plunger, and wherein rotation of the door from the closed position to the open position moves the plunger from a distal position in the case to a proximal position in the case and compresses the at least one drive spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10441719
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourman, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10434258
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10413667
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising of a case, a motor adapted to rotate a drive gear, and a curvi-linear plunger adapted to mate with the drive gear. The plunger includes a distal end with a resilient flange, which in a non-deflected state, abuts a proximal collar of a syringe, and, in a deflected state, advances through the proximal collar and engages a stopper in the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10391246
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a door hingedly coupled to the case and having an open position and a closed position, a plunger slidably disposed in the case, and at least one drive spring applying a biasing force on the plunger relative to the case, wherein the door is operably coupled to the plunger, and wherein rotation of the door from the closed position to the open position moves the plunger from a distal position in the case to a proximal position in the case and compresses the at least one drive spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10384007
    Abstract: Described is an auto-injector for administering a medicament comprising a case arranged to receive a packaged syringe comprising an injection needle, wherein the case comprises a front case rotatably coupled to a rear case, and a drive spring arranged to advance a plunger relative to the packaged syringe, and a reset mechanism for the drive spring arranged to retract the plunger and compress the drive spring when the front case is rotated relative to the rear case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Publication number: 20190201629
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Publication number: 20190201628
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10279127
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device having a case and a plurality of projections movable relative to the case between an extended position in which distal ends of the projections extends beyond a distal face of the case and a refracted position in which the distal ends of the projections are substantially co-planar with the distal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10220164
    Abstract: A delivery device is provided which has a container containing a dose of a powder, a chamber adapted to receive the container, at least one gas inlet by which gas may enter the chamber, and at least one gas outlet by which gas and entrained powder may exit the chamber for inhalation. The delivery device has a pre-use configuration in which the container is accommodated, at least partially, within a storage enclosure in a wall of the chamber. The delivery device has a deployment member adapted to put the delivery device in an operative configuration by displacing the container from the storage enclosure into the chamber, such that the container is movable within the chamber, in use, the deployment member being adapted to at least partially occupy the storage enclosure in the operative configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pharmaxis Ltd.
    Inventors: Philip Seeney, Douglas Ivan Jennings
  • Patent number: 10080853
    Abstract: A nebulizer is proposed as depicted in exemplary FIG. 7 which comprises a replaceable container, a counting device and a lock for locking the nebulizer against further use. The container is provided with an electronic storage which is electrically connected to the counting device. The nebulizer comprises an electric drive for actuating the lock. This allows secure operation and/or simple handling of the nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Holakovsky, Marc Rohrschneider, Florian Witte, Kevin Peter Deane, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Charles Henderson
  • Publication number: 20180256822
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10010683
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a drive carriage disposed in the case, and a plunger coupled to the drive carriage. The plunger is adapted to releasably engage a needle retraction mechanism in a syringe. Translation of the drive carriage in a distal direction relative to the case causes the plunger to engage the needle retraction mechanism and translation of the drive carriage in a proximal direction relative to the casing case the plunger to needle retraction mechanism the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Henley, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Publication number: 20180126069
    Abstract: Described is a medicament cartridge comprising a housing having open proximal and distal ends, a first coupling mechanism, and a syringe slidably disposed in the housing. The syringe includes a needle and has a retracted position in which the needle is covered by the housing and an extended position in which the needle is exposed. A delivery device comprises the medicament cartridge, an actuator comprising a plunger, a motor adapted to translate the plunger, a second coupling mechanism adapted to detachably engage the first coupling mechanism, and a control button adapted to actuate the motor. A carrier comprises a first slot for at least partially containing the actuator, a second slot for at least partially containing the medicament cartridge, a user interface adapted to provide at least one a visual signal and an audible signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9861766
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device comprising a case, a container slidably disposed in the case between a first position and a second position, a needle coupled to the container, and a needle alignment detection mechanism disposed on the case and adapted to receive the needle. The needle alignment detection mechanism determines whether the needle is aligned with a longitudinal axis (L) when the needle is in the first position, the second position or translating between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9849242
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a front case having a first rib and a second rib, and a rear case telescopically coupled to the front case and having latch arms adapted to engage the first rib and the second rib. When the front case is in a first position relative to rear case, the latch arms are engaged to the first rib. When the latch arms disengage the first rib, the front case translates to a second position relative to the rear case, an axial distance between the front case and the rear case increases relative to the first position, the latch arms engage the second rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Henley, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9833566
    Abstract: Described is a medicament cartridge comprising a housing having open proximal and distal ends, a first coupling mechanism, and a syringe slidably disposed in the housing. The syringe includes a needle and has a retracted position in which the needle is covered by the housing and an extended position in which the needle is exposed. A delivery device comprises the medicament cartridge, an actuator comprising a plunger, a motor adapted to translate the plunger, a second coupling mechanism adapted to detachably engage the first coupling mechanism, and a control button adapted to actuate the motor. A carrier comprises a first slot for at least partially containing the actuator, a second slot for at least partially containing the medicament cartridge, a user interface adapted to provide at least one a visual signal and an audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9827384
    Abstract: A nebulizer is proposed which comprises a replaceable container containing fluid, a housing part detachable from the nebulizer for replacing the container, and an operation counter inseparable from the housing part as depicted in exemplary FIG. 10. The operation counter comprises a lead screw and an associated rider both supported by the housing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Holakovsky, Ralf Thoemmes, Marc Rohrschneider, Florian Witte, Kevin Peter Deane, Douglas Ivan Jennings
  • Publication number: 20170304559
    Abstract: Described is a cartridge comprising a body adapted to contain a medicament, a bung slidably disposed in the body and having a distal face and a proximal face, and a light element coupled to a component of the cartridge. Further described is a medicament delivery device comprising the cartridge, a first receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a first electrical signal, and a second receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a second electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley