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: 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
  • Patent number: 9848810
    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: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • 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: 9585812
    Abstract: A vial access device is described comprising an upper housing having a fluid connecter in fluid communication with the upper housing; a vial access spike projecting from the upper housing; a fluid filter body within the upper housing or connectable thereto, the fluid filter body in fluid communication with the vial access spike and the fluid connector. Methods of reducing or eliminating particulate matter from medicament solutions are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Theodore J. Mosler, Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 9486581
    Abstract: An injectable substance delivery device comprising a pen device body, a cartridge, a plunger, a drive mechanism, and at least one of a lock-out mechanism and a rate-limiting mechanism. The lock-out mechanism is provided through a ratchet engagement between the body and the plunger to restrict plunger movement and to ensure that the required needle puncture depth is realized prior to injection by locking out the injection mechanism from advancing until a specified force is applied to the skin. A rate-limiting mechanism is also provided through a user compressed plunger drive spring to ensure that a specific rate of injection is realized during the injection of a medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John Lovell, Robert E. West, Todd M. Chelak, William Easterbrook, Mark A. Follman, Edward P. Browka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20160038709
    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: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: John W. Beard, Stanton D. Batchelor, Thomas R. Blackburn, III, Edward P. Browka, David S. Reid, V
  • Publication number: 20160030730
    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: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20150250680
    Abstract: A vial access device is described comprising an upper housing having a fluid connecter in fluid communication with the upper housing; a vial access spike projecting from the upper housing; a fluid filter body within the upper housing or connectable thereto, the fluid filter body in fluid communication with the vial access spike and the fluid connector. Methods of reducing or eliminating particulate matter from medicament solutions are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Theodore J. Mosler, Gianni Guala
  • Publication number: 20140257201
    Abstract: A safety system including a needle retaining device that can include a proximal end, a distal end, and a needle fixedly coupled to the distal end of the needle retaining device. The safety system can include a needle guard assembly, where the needle guard assembly can be configured for attachment to the distal end of the needle retaining device. The needle guard assembly can include a first cylinder, where the first cylinder can be attached to the distal end of the needle retaining device, and a second cylinder, where the second cylinder can be selectively movable relative to the first cylinder from a first position, to a second position wherein the needle is fully exposed, to a third position wherein the needle is fully covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joerg Geiger, C. Garyen Denning, David Schmidt, Theodore J. Mosler, Andrew J. Corson, Edward P. Browka
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140236046
    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: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Publication number: 20140074023
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device includes a cartridge and a syringe. The cartridge includes a housing and a stopper positioned within a fluid chamber defined by the housing. The syringe includes a needle, and an outer body and an inner core which cooperate to receive at least a portion of the housing. When the fluid delivery device is in a first configuration, at least a portion of the cartridge is positioned within the syringe and the stopper is connected to the inner core. In a second configuration, a lumen defined by the needle is in fluid communication with the fluid chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: C. Garyen Denning, Theodore J. Mosler, Andrew J. Corson, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, David L. Foshee, Robert C. Hall
  • Patent number: 8663129
    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: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 8369916
    Abstract: An optical connector device is disclosed for optically connecting a biosensor wearable on the body of a patient to a reader outside of the body of the patient. The device comprises a base disk to be worn on the body of a patient. The base disk has a needle attached thereto and the needle houses a first fiber defining a first optical conduit. The distal end of the needle is insertable into the body of the patient, and a portion of the proximal end of the needle remains outside of the body of the patient when the device is worn. The device also comprises a connector housing a second fiber defining a second optical conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ross W. Jacobson, Alexander G. Lastovich, Lawrence A. Monahan, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20120323142
    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: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: STA-MED LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 7981081
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for injecting fluid into areas having high density tissue that creates a high backpressure resistance on the injection device is disclosed. The high backpressure resistance is overcome through a mechanical advantage achieved by using a secondary reservoir having a cross-sectional area smaller than the cross-sectional area of a primary reservoir. Exemplary injection device reservoir housings may comprise a primary reservoir, a secondary reservoir, a check valve, a septum penetrating cannula, travel limits, a pen needle connecting portion, sliding seal guide ribs, a sliding seal, a pen needle assembly, a needle stop, and a patient needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ronald W. Marsh, Mark Follman, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20100099965
    Abstract: An optical connector device is disclosed for optically connecting a biosensor wearable on the body of a patient to a reader outside of the body of the patient. The device comprises a base disk to be worn on the body of a patient. The base disk has a needle attached thereto and the needle houses a first fiber defining a first optical conduit. The distal end of the needle is insertable into the body of the patient, and a portion of the proximal end of the needle remains outside of the body of the patient when the device is worn. The device also comprises a connector housing a second fiber defining a second optical conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Ross w. Jacobson, Alexander G. Lastovich, Lawrence A. Monahan, Edward P. Browka
  • Publication number: 20100049140
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for injecting fluid into areas having high density tissue that creates a high backpressure resistance on the injection device is disclosed. The high backpressure resistance is overcome through a mechanical advantage achieved by using a secondary reservoir having a cross-sectional area smaller than the cross-sectional area of a primary reservoir. Exemplary injection device reservoir housings may comprise a primary reservoir, a secondary reservoir, a check valve, a septum penetrating cannula, travel limits, a pen needle connecting portion, sliding seal guide ribs, a sliding seal, a pen needle assembly, a needle stop, and a patient needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald W. Marsh, Mark Follman, Edward P. Browka
  • Patent number: 7645264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for injecting fluid into areas having high density tissue that creates a high backpressure resistance on the injection device is disclosed. The high backpressure resistance is overcome through a mechanical advantage achieved by using a secondary reservoir having a cross-sectional area smaller than the cross-sectional area of a primary reservoir. Exemplary injection device reservoir housings may comprise a primary reservoir, a secondary reservoir, a check valve, a septum penetrating cannula, travel limits, a pen needle connecting portion, sliding seal guide ribs, a sliding seal, a pen needle assembly, a needle stop, and a patient needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ronald W. Marsh, Mark Follman, Edward P. Browka