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).

  • Patent number: 10661026
    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: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Paul Marici, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10617864
    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: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: POLY MEDICURE LIMITED
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Patent number: 10485953
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device which employs back-and-forth longitudinal axial movement to advance the catheter by the cooperative interface of an incline ramp and a decline ramp with a split gripping mechanism is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Donaco Medical Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas C. Donald, Robert W. Henson, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols, Adam T. C. Steege, Darrin W. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20190224469
    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: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Patent number: 10335569
    Abstract: An oxygen face mask and component system is provided, the mask is designed to cover a user's nose and at least partially cover a user's mouth, the mask having lateral ports. Systems and assemblies including such a face mask and additional components are further provided, including a colorimetric CO2 detector, a sealing cap with or without a resilient sealing flap, a capnography gas analysis unit, a non-rebreather valve, a pulmonary function module, nebulizer, a gas scavenging system, a gas reservoir system, a gas filter, sample lines that are either straight or at an angle, and an aerosol mask platform; and methods of making and using such a face mask are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Monitor Mask Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Beard, Stanton D. Batchelor, Thomas R. Blackburn, III, Edward P. Browka, David S. Reid, V
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10286202
    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: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: POLY MEDICURE LIMITED
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20190060630
    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: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20190022355
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device which employs back-and-forth longitudinal axial movement to advance the catheter by the cooperative interface of an incline ramp and a decline ramp with a split gripping mechanism is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Donaco Medical Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas C. Donald, Robert W. Henson, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols, Adam T.C. Steege, Darrin W. Swanson
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180161520
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Smith, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Paul Marici, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180161514
    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: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ashley Rachel Rothenberg, Theodore Mosler, Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180161521
    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 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 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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180161519
    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: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Phil C. McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Publication number: 20180161492
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood, Eli B. Nichols, Robert Henson
  • Publication number: 20180161491
    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 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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Publication number: 20180161522
    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 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 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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Publication number: 20180161490
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Edward P. Browka, Peter Smith, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki, Alice Wong, Regina Haywood
  • Publication number: 20180161515
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 9987464
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device which employs back-and-forth longitudinal axial movement to advance the catheter by the cooperative interface of an incline ramp and a decline ramp with a split gripping mechanism is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Donaco Medical Design, LLC
    Inventors: Dallas C. Donald, Robert W. Henson, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols, Adam T. C. Steege, Darrin W. Swanson