Patents by Inventor Edward P. Browka

Edward P. Browka 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: 20230404545
    Abstract: A specimen collection device for the collection of biological samples is provided. The specimen collection device provides for the sterile and safe collection of biological samples from patients, as well as efficient removal of the biological sample from the device into a reagent solution for analysis. In one aspect, a plurality of collection devices in combination with a single regent container or vial can be part of a kit used for the diagnosis of a group of individuals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Publication date: December 21, 2023
    Applicant: Yukon Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Todd M. Korogi
  • Publication number: 20230293824
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices having trigger activation systems activated by pressure against the skin of a patient and which automatically shield the needle after withdrawing the needle from the skin of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2023
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Philip C. McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 11642471
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices having trigger activation systems activated by pressure against the skin of a patient and which automatically shield the needle after withdrawing the needle from the skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Philip C McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 11413402
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a housing configured to couple to a syringe, the housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a housing body. A needle hub is disposed on the proximal end of the housing and a needle cannula is attached to the needle hub. The device having a retractable sheath configured to move between an initial position, a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing, wherein the initial position partially exposes a distal tip of the needle cannula, the retracted position fully exposes the needle cannula, and the extended position fully covers the distal tip of the needle cannula. The safety needle device may include an activation latch, a lockout latch, a tether and a spring element to bias the retractable sheath to an extended state to cover the distal end of the needle cannula upon completion of an injection. The safety needle device may include a slider element disposed above an activation latch. A method of drug delivery is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Paul P. Marici, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20220104742
    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 13, 2021
    Publication date: April 7, 2022
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 11173253
    Abstract: Single and dual packaging for fill needles and safety needles are described herein. Such packaging can include hard packaging or blister packs. Such packaging can include a premature activation prevention element disposed on an inner sidewall of a compartment of the packaging to nest within a recess of a tether of a safety needle device to prevent accidental activation of the safety needle device prior to use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Patent number: 11147910
    Abstract: Packaging for safety needle devices are described herein. Such packaging can include hard packaging for safety needle devices. Such packaging can include a cavity or recess in a compartment of the packaging to house an activation element of a safety needle device to prevent accidental activation of the safety needle device prior to use by the user. Such packaging can include a cavity or recess in a safety needle device to house an activation element located on the inside surface of the compartment of the packaging to prevent accidental activation of the safety needle device prior to use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood, Eli B. Nichols, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 11116432
    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: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 11103651
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed comprising a hub, needle cannula, housing, tether, retractable sleeve, locking member and spring element. The tether is slidably disposed in the housing, the tether having a slot with an enlarged first guide path and a narrowed second guide path extending distally from the enlarged first guide path. The retractable sleeve is configured to move between an initial position, retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing, wherein the initial position partially exposes a distal tip of the needle cannula, the retracted position fully exposes the needle cannula, and the extended position fully covers the distal tip of the needle cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Beckon, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20210228806
    Abstract: Low-profile fluid injection systems and methods for injecting fluid into a tumor within a body comprising an elongate member, a plurality of fluid delivery members, and a plurality of fluid reservoirs. Each of the plurality of fluid reservoirs may be fluidly coupled to a single of fluid delivery lumen of a single fluid delivery member such that each of the fluid delivery members is fluidly independent of every other fluid delivery member. The plurality of fluid delivery members may be configured to extend out of a distal end of the elongate member into the tumor when the system is positioned in the body of a patient. A fluid delivery mechanism may be operably coupled to the plurality of fluid reservoirs in order to deliver fluids from the plurality of fluid reservoirs to the plurality of fluid delivery members and inject the fluids into the tumor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: John STREETER, Jason FRAZIER, Robert W. HENSON, John M. DONOHOE, Edward P. BROWKA, Eli B. NICHOLS, Theodore J. MOSLER
  • Patent number: 11058860
    Abstract: A valve is disclosed, the valve comprising a housing having an first opening and a second opening, and an elastomeric member positioned in the housing, the elastomeric member comprising a thickness, a continuous peripheral wall projecting from the thickness, and a slit extending through the thickness, a continuous portion of the peripheral wall creating a continuous sealable contact with the housing and partitioning the housing into an upper section and a lower section, the elastomeric member configured such that upon creating a pressure differential between the upper section and the lower section of the housing causes either: (i) the peripheral wall to deflect from the housing permitting fluid flow around the elastomeric member; or (ii) the slit to open permitting fluid flow through the elastomeric member. Methods using the valve are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: POLY MEDICURE LIMITED
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20210146113
    Abstract: A disinfection cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the disinfection cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity, disinfectant or antimicrobial agent and a ball disposed within the cavity. An outer surface of the housing includes a thread sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a threaded connector, or more specifically a male luer connector. The cap may also include a peelable seal to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the cavity. The cavity of the cap may also include one or more ribs disposed on the inner surface of the cavity to retain the ball in the cavity, forming a flow channel as the ball is depressed further into the cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Chang Jiang, Amir Harandi, Tom Moskal, Jiayu Liu, Narasinha C. Parasnis
  • Patent number: 10918801
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices comprise a safety needle device comprising a needle hub, a needle cannula, and a safety feature; and a cap comprising a cap body having a proximal end attached to the safety needle device and a distal end having an access opening that is in fluid communication with the needle cannula. The safety needle device allow for an integrated device for both filling and injection that do not interfere with passive safety features. The caps may have a fill feature that engages with a safety feature of the safety needle device to keep it in a fill state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ashley Rachel Rothenberg, Theodore Mosler, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20200390981
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices having trigger activation systems activated by pressure against the skin of a patient and which automatically shield the needle after withdrawing the needle from the skin of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Phil C. McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 10814073
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices having trigger activation systems activated by pressure against the skin of a patient and which automatically shield the needle after withdrawing the needle from the skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Phil C. McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 10792438
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a hub, needle cannula, housing, tether, retractable sleeve, locking member and spring element. The tether is movably disposed in the housing, the tether having a slot with an enlarged first guide path and a narrowed second guide path extending distally from the enlarged first guide path. The retractable sleeve is configured to move from an initial position to partially expose a distal tip of the needle cannula, a retracted position to fully exposes the needle cannula, and an extended position to fully cover the distal tip of the needle cannula. The proximal movement of one or more protrusions on the retractable sleeve, rotates the tether to move the at least one or more protrusions from the enlarged first guide path of the tether to the narrowed second guide path of the tether, this rotation activating the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10792439
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a hub, needle cannula, housing, tether, retractable sleeve, locking member and spring element. The tether is movably disposed in the housing, the tether having a slot with an enlarged first guide path and a narrowed second guide path extending distally from the enlarged first guide path. The retractable sleeve is configured to move from an initial position to partially expose a distal tip of the needle cannula, a retracted position to fully exposes the needle cannula, and an extended position to fully cover the distal tip of the needle cannula. The proximal movement of one or more protrusions on the retractable sleeve, rotates the tether to move the at least one or more protrusions from the enlarged first guide path of the tether to the narrowed second guide path of the tether, this rotation activating the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20200282149
    Abstract: Single and dual packaging for fill needles and safety needles are described herein. Such packaging can include hard packaging or blister packs. Such packaging can include a premature activation element disposed on an inner sidewall of a compartment of the packaging to nest within a recess of a tether of a safety needle device to prevent accidental activation of the safety needle device prior to use by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Patent number: 10729843
    Abstract: Dual packaging for fill needles and safety needles are described herein. Such packaging can include hard packaging or blister packs. Also described herein are methods of opening the packaging and operating the needles disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Patent number: D975270
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Yukon Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Edward P. Browka