Patents by Inventor Eli B. Nichols

Eli B. Nichols 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10029075
    Abstract: A self-catheterization assistance apparatus is presented. The apparatus has a base, a penis retention element coupled to the base and a catheter retention member coupled to the base. A penis is inserted into and securedly attached to the penis retention element. A catheter housing is inserted into and securedly attached to the catheter retention member. An optional advancer advances the catheter through the catheter housing and into the penis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES OF GEORGIA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Ritmiller, John H Golden, Eli B. Nichols, David L. Foshee
  • Patent number: 10010482
    Abstract: A syringe fill system is described, which is useful for filling syringes for dental anesthetic applications. The system incorporates capability for “push-pull”, “pull-push”, “push-push”, and “pull-pull” modes of operation, for loading syringes with compositions comprising multiple fluid components. A syringe fillable by such syringe fill systems is described, providing haptic and audible feedback to a user, to aid in administering precise amounts of therapeutic compositions. Also disclosed are cassette assemblies for use in such syringe fill systems. Such cassette assemblies may be formed of plastic and elastomeric materials of construction, as disposable or single-use components of the syringe fill system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ANUTRA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 10010483
    Abstract: A syringe fill system is described, which is useful for filling syringes for dental anesthetic applications. The system incorporates capability for “push-pull”, “pull-push”, “push-push”, and “pull-pull” modes of operation, for loading syringes with compositions comprising multiple fluid components. A syringe fillable by such syringe fill systems is described, providing haptic and audible feedback to a user, to aid in administering precise amounts of therapeutic compositions. Also disclosed are cassette assemblies for use in such syringe fill systems. Such cassette assemblies may be formed of plastic and elastomeric materials of construction, as disposable or single-use components of the syringe fill system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ANUTRA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 9579257
    Abstract: A syringe fill system is described, which is useful for filling syringes for dental anesthetic applications. The system incorporates capability for “push-pull”, “pull-push”, “push-push”, and “pull-pull” modes of operation, for loading syringes with compositions comprising multiple fluid components. A syringe fillable by such syringe fill systems is described, providing haptic and audible feedback to a user, to aid in administering precise amounts of therapeutic compositions. Also disclosed are cassette assemblies for use in such syringe fill systems. Such cassette assemblies may be formed of plastic and elastomeric materials of construction, as disposable or single-use components of the syringe fill system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: ANUTRA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Publication number: 20160324724
    Abstract: A syringe fill system is described, which is useful for filling syringes for dental anesthetic applications. The system incorporates capability for “push-pull”, “pull-push”, “push-push”, and “pull-pull” modes of operation, for loading syringes with compositions comprising multiple fluid components. A syringe Tillable by such syringe fill systems is described, providing haptic and audible feedback to a user, to aid in administering precise amounts of therapeutic compositions. Also disclosed are cassette assemblies for use in such syringe fill systems. Such cassette assemblies may be formed of plastic and elastomeric materials of construction, as disposable or single-use components of the syringe fill system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Publication number: 20160317390
    Abstract: A syringe fill system is described, which is useful for filling syringes for dental anesthetic applications. The system incorporates capability for “push-pull”, “pull-push”, “push-push”, and “pull-pull” modes of operation, for loading syringes with compositions comprising multiple fluid components. A syringe Tillable by such syringe fill systems is described, providing haptic and audible feedback to a user, to aid in administering precise amounts of therapeutic compositions. Also disclosed are cassette assemblies for use in such syringe fill systems. Such cassette assemblies may be formed of plastic and elastomeric materials of construction, as disposable or single-use components of the syringe fill system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: D763433
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: ANUTRA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: D774182
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: ANUTRA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Davidian, Scott G. Newnam, Eli B. Nichols, Theodore J. Mosler