Patents by Inventor Eric Bene

Eric Bene 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: 10758721
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10709836
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle and a needle shield device. The needle shield device includes an inner shield connectable to at least one a base and a fluid connector connectable to the base, and an outer shield fixedly connected to the opposing end the needle and displaceable relative to the inner shield between a first position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is exposed outside the inner shield, and a second position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is shielded by the inner shield. Interaction between portions of the inner and outer shields during or after proximal displacement of the outer shield from the first position to the second position automatically releases or permits release of the inner shield from connection to the at least one of the base and the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Victor Politis, Stephen Richards, Gary Searle, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20200188585
    Abstract: An insulin delivery device (10) includes a cannula (40) for delivering insulin to a patient at an infusion site, a pump assembly (30), and a valve (36) for controlling the flow of insulin. A removable leak detector unit (28) is coupled to the delivery device for sensing and detecting leakage of insulin at the infusion site. The leak detector unit (28) has electrodes (56) positioned for contacting the insulin leaking from the infusion site, a sensing electrical circuit (54) and a power source (58) for operating the leak detector unit. The removable leak detector unit (28) has an electrical contact (62) for mating with an electrical contact (64) of the delivery device for electrically and operatively connecting the leak detector unit (28) to the delivery device. The leak detector unit (28) sends a signal to the pump assembly (30) and/or valve (36) to stop the flow of insulin when leakage is detected at the infusion site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: James R. PETISCE, Eric BENE
  • Publication number: 20200171294
    Abstract: A fluid connector for use with an infusion set. The fluid connector includes a housing having a cannula integral with and extending distally from a proximal interior surface of the housing. A proximal exterior surface of the housing has a flattened portion with a raised tactile feature centered about a longitudinal axis of the cannula to aid a user in connecting the fluid connector with an infusion set base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Rachel Turner, Victor lsaac Politis, Alex Chaves, Gail Marie Siewiorek, Eric Bene, Attila Kiss, Megan Kohnen, Marc Hunter, Laurie Bums, Gail Hunter, Max Ryan
  • Publication number: 20200061364
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10413660
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10398833
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10342967
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10265483
    Abstract: An infusion set has a partially integrated ballistic inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed to a depth to deliver content to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin-securing adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site such that the inserter that can insert a needle with a reduced risk of tenting of the skin surface. A removable turnkey or pushable handle can be provided to release a driving spring of the ballistic inserter to insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed, of 3.3 ft/sec. (1.0 m/sec.) up to and including those greater than 10 ft/sec. (3.0 m/sec.), then release from the set for disposal. The infusion set can further include an extendable interface ring that retracts when the inserter is removed from the infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell S. Cole, Christopher J. Kadamus, Stephen J. Irwin, Serge Roux, Eric Bene
  • Patent number: 10112006
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle and a needle shield device. The needle shield device includes an inner shield connectable to at least one a base and a fluid connector connectable to the base, and an outer shield fixedly connected to the opposing end the needle and displaceable relative to the inner shield between a first position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is exposed outside the inner shield, and a second position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is shielded by the inner shield. Interaction between portions of the inner and outer shields during or after proximal displacement of the outer shield from the first position to the second position automatically releases or permits release of the inner shield from connection to the at least one of the base and the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Victor Politis, Stephen Richards, Gary Searle, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20180200429
    Abstract: An infusion set configured to be secured to a skin surface for targeting a desired depth to deliver content to an upper skin surface, comprising a hub and a needle configured to travel during insertion as urged by a motion, wherein said needle is configured to assume a first angle relative to said skin surface in a free state, and wherein said needle is configured to return toward said first angle relative to said skin surface upon release of said motion, wherein said motion is at an angle relative to said skin surface that is different from said first angle of said needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Michel Bruehwiler, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 9981084
    Abstract: An infusion set has an integrated ballistic inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled high rate of speed to a depth to deliver content to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin securing, adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site such that the inserter that can insert a needle without a risk of tenting of the skin surface. A driving spring of the ballistic inserter is captured within the ballistic inserter, and can be released by user operation, to insert a needle at such a controlled rate of speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher J. Kadamus, Stephen J. Irwin, Serge Roux, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 9950109
    Abstract: An infusion set has an adhesively secured main hub, and a slidable top cover, needle hub and angled or cantilevered needle that can be used for performing an intradermal needle insertion precisely targeting the upper 3 mm of skin surface, for example, one that substantially duplicates the Mantoux insertion technique, for injecting into the intradermal layers of skin, while maintaining a degree of comfort to the user. By sliding the top cover, the cantilevered needle is loaded and released or the angled needle is slid into an insertion site, while flexible arms and adhesive are used to stretch and/or flatten a skin surface, or otherwise create skin tension, at the insertion site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Michel Bruehwiler, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20180071463
    Abstract: An infusion set has a partially integrated ballistic inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed to a depth to deliver content to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin-securing adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site such that the inserter that can insert a needle with a reduced risk of tenting of the skin surface. A removable turnkey or pushable handle can be provided to release a driving spring of the ballistic inserter to insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed, of 3.3 ft/sec. (1.0 m/sec.) up to and including those greater than 10 ft/sec. (3.0 m/sec.), then release from the set for disposal. The infusion set can further include an extendable interface ring that retracts when the inserter is removed from the infusion set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell S. Cole, Christopher J. Kadamus, Stephen J. Irwin, Serge Roux, Eric Bene
  • Patent number: 9889255
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle and a needle shield device. The needle shield device includes an inner shield connectable to at least one a base and a fluid connector connectable to the base, and an outer shield fixedly connected to the opposing end the needle and displaceable relative to the inner shield between a first position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is exposed outside the inner shield, and a second position, in which the sharpened end of the needle is shielded by the inner shield. Interaction between portions of the inner and outer shields during or after proximal displacement of the outer shield from the first position to the second position automatically releases or permits release of the inner shield from connection to the at least one of the base and the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Victor Politis, Stephen Richards, Gary Searle, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 9878110
    Abstract: An infusion set has a partially integrated ballistic inserter that can insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed to a depth to deliver content to the upper 3 mm of skin surface, and a skin-securing adhesive layer to secure the skin surface at the insertion site such that the inserter that can insert a needle with a reduced risk of tenting of the skin surface. A removable turnkey or pushable handle can be provided to release a driving spring of the ballistic inserter to insert a needle at a controlled rate of speed, of 3.3 ft/sec. (1.0 m/sec.) up to and including those greater than 10 ft/sec. (3.0 m/sec.), then release from the set for disposal. The infusion set can further include an extendable interface ring that retracts when the inserter is removed from the infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell S. Cole, Christopher J. Kadamus, Stephen J. Irwin, Serge Roux, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20180021509
    Abstract: An infusion set, patch pump, or elements thereof, having an exemplary catheter (14) provided with one or more channels, grooves and coatings (24, 34, 44), configured and arranged to provide a degree of strength and flexibility. The catheter (14) can also have an exemplary flexible union with the hub (12) having at least one of a ball-and-socket joint (66, 68), a sliding plate (86), and a flexible bushing (106), and which is sealed to allow even further movement of the catheter (14) while preventing leakage of medication through the junction. In doing so, a number of benefits associated with the use of rigid materials in catheter construction can be provided while at the same time, benefits associated with the use of flexible materials in catheter construction and/or flexible engagement with the hub can also be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Publication date: January 25, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Peter Skutnik, Joshua Horvath, Robert Banik Robert Banik, Gary Searle, Eric Bene
  • Publication number: 20180008815
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20180008814
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20180008816
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené