Patents by Inventor Eric Schiller

Eric Schiller 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: 10398849
    Abstract: An injection aid for use with an injection device, such as a safety syringe, for example, is disclosed. The injection aid employs a flexible clip-based design to compensate for manufacturing tolerances associated with the injection device. The injection aid includes a body and a lever mounted to the body, the lever being configured to rotate about the body. The injection aid may further include gears rotate with rotation of the lever, and which function to remove a needle shield from the injection device. The body positions the injection device so as to ensure consistent injection depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMAPNY
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Prashant Kakade, Hiroo Noguchi, Takuji Harada, Hideo Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20190030252
    Abstract: A syringe assembly having a flexible and/or slidable flange is provided, wherein in a pre-use or packaged state, the flange is positioned substantially parallel to a barrel of the syringe assembly resulting in the syringe assembly having a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller packaging footprint allows for a reduced storage space of the syringe assembly. Upon removal from a packaging and/or the storage space, the flange can be slid and locked into place such that the flange extends in a perpendicular direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the syringe assembly to allow for a traditional operation of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 10183118
    Abstract: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger rod. The stopper also includes a core member integrally formed with the main body adjacent the closed front end. The core member includes a nose portion having a conical tip configured for entering an outlet opening of the syringe barrel. The closed front end of the stopper has a profile configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the syringe barrel wall to prevent reflux and reduce dead space within the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Eric Schiller, Gang Ju, E Guan
  • Patent number: 10112014
    Abstract: A syringe assembly having a flexible and/or slidable flange is provided, wherein in a pre-use or packaged state, the flange is positioned substantially parallel to a barrel of the syringe assembly resulting in the syringe assembly having a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller packaging footprint allows for a reduced storage space of the syringe assembly. Upon removal from a packaging and/or the storage space, the flange can be slid and locked into place such that the flange extends in a perpendicular direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the syringe assembly to allow for a traditional operation of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Eric Schiller
  • Publication number: 20180043100
    Abstract: The invention provides a syringe assembly comprising a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, and a distal end having an opening therethrough. An elongated plunger rod extends between a first end and a second end, with a cap or guard disposed on the first end of the plunger rod. A plunger head extends within the chamber of the syringe barrel, and is adapted for slidable movement within the syringe barrel between the proximal end and the distal end, with the second end of the plunger rod connected with the plunger head through a pivotable connection. The plunger rod is adapted to pivot with respect to the plunger head between a first position in which the guard is adjacent the distal end of the syringe barrel and a second position in which the plunger rod is in general axial alignment with the syringe barrel, and is further adapted for axial movement so as to cause sliding movement of the plunger head through the syringe barrel to expel contents thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Flora Felsovalyi, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 9821119
    Abstract: The invention provides a syringe assembly comprising a syringe barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, and a distal end having an opening therethrough. An elongated plunger rod extends between a first end and a second end, with a cap or guard disposed on the first end of the plunger rod. A plunger head extends within the chamber of the syringe barrel, and is adapted for slidable movement within the syringe barrel between the proximal end and the distal end, with the second end of the plunger rod connected with the plunger head through a pivotable connection. The plunger rod is adapted to pivot with respect to the plunger head between a first position in which the guard is adjacent the distal end of the syringe barrel and a second position in which the plunger rod is in general axial alignment with the syringe barrel, and is further adapted for axial movement so as to cause sliding movement of the plunger head through the syringe barrel to expel contents thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Flora Felsovalyi, Eric Schiller
  • Publication number: 20170136187
    Abstract: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger rod. The stopper also includes a core member integrally formed with the main body adjacent the closed front end. The core member includes a nose portion having a conical tip configured for entering an outlet opening of the syringe barrel. The closed front end of the stopper has a profile configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the syringe barrel wall to prevent reflux and reduce dead space within the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Eric Schiller, Gang Ju, E Guan
  • Patent number: 9649444
    Abstract: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger rod. The stopper also includes a core member integrally formed with said main body adjacent the closed front end. The core member includes a nose portion having a profile adapted to create a positive seal with an outlet opening of such syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Michael Vincent Quinn, Johanna Torres, E Guan, Anthony Economou, Gang Ju
  • Patent number: 9592346
    Abstract: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger rod. The stopper also includes a core member integrally formed with the main body adjacent the closed front end. The core member includes a nose portion having a conical tip configured for entering an outlet opening of the syringe barrel. The closed front end of the stopper has a profile configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the syringe barrel wall to prevent reflux and reduce dead space within the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Eric Schiller, Gang Ju, E Guan
  • Patent number: 9480801
    Abstract: A pre-filled syringe assembly having a tamper evident tip cap is provided for indicating if the contents of the syringe assembly have been compromised. The syringe barrel has an interior chamber which defines a pressure therein and is sealed at the proximal and distal ends by a first and second seal, respectively, to maintain this pressure. The second seal is formed of a deformable material and a tip cap is located about the second seal and distal end of the syringe barrel. This tip cap includes a viewable indicator representing a change in state of the syringe contents. The indicator has a portion positioned in contact with the second seal such that the first distinguishing feature is viewable through a portion of the cap. Tampering of the contents within the interior chamber causes a change in pressure and movement of the indicator indicating tampering of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Frederic Perot
  • Publication number: 20160235918
    Abstract: A reduced profile syringe assembly is provided that includes an overall profile that is substantially similar to a profile of a syringe barrel. The syringe assembly includes a plunger rod that is significantly disposed within the syringe barrel when filled for use, with the plunger rod adapted to be retracted from the syringe barrel during dispensing of contents of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Flora Felsovalyi, Eric Schiller, Michael Quinn
  • Publication number: 20160184531
    Abstract: An injection aid for use with an injection device, such as a safety syringe, for example, is disclosed. The injection aid employs a flexible clip-based design to compensate for manufacturing tolerances associated with the injection device. The injection aid includes a body and a lever mounted to the body, the lever being configured to rotate about the body. The injection aid may further include gears rotate with rotation of the lever, and which function to remove a needle shield from the injection device. The body positions the injection device so as to ensure consistent injection depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Prashant Kakade, Hiroo Noguchi, Takuji Harada, Hideo Fukushima
  • Patent number: 9375385
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 9352096
    Abstract: A reduced profile syringe assembly is provided that includes an overall profile that is substantially similar to a profile of a syringe barrel. The syringe assembly includes a plunger rod that is significantly disposed within the syringe barrel when filled for use, with the plunger rod adapted to be retracted from the syringe barrel during dispensing of contents of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Flora Felsovalyi, Eric Schiller, Michael Quinn
  • Patent number: 9295783
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having an exterior surface, an inside surface defining a chamber, an open proximal end, a distal end, and an outlet disposed adjacent the distal end in fluid communication with the chamber; and a plunger assembly disposed at least partially within the syringe barrel. The plunger assembly includes an elongated plunger rod and a plunger head. The elongated plunger rod is associated with the plunger head to move the plunger head within the chamber of the syringe barrel through an injection cycle. The plunger rod is adapted to move from a collapsed position extending alongside the exterior surface of the syringe barrel to an extended position engaging the plunger head to move the plunger head through the injection cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Eric Schiller
  • Publication number: 20140207081
    Abstract: A stopper adapted for attachment with a plunger rod for use within a syringe barrel is disclosed. The stopper includes a main body defining an open rearward end and a closed front end. The open rearward end is adapted to receive a front forward end attachment portion of the plunger rod. The stopper also includes a core member integrally formed with the main body adjacent the closed front end. The core member includes a nose portion having a conical tip configured for entering an outlet opening of the syringe barrel. The closed front end of the stopper has a profile configured to cooperate with an internal surface of the syringe barrel wall to prevent reflux and reduce dead space within the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Eric Schiller, Gang Ju, E. Guan
  • Patent number: 8740854
    Abstract: A plunger rod adapted for attachment with a stopper for use with a syringe barrel is disclosed. The plunger rod includes an elongated member having a front end and a back end, the plunger rod extending along a longitudinal axis. The plunger rod includes at least one deflecting arm associated with the front end of the elongated member. The deflecting arm is capable of deflecting radially inward during insertion of the plunger rod into a stopper, and deflecting outward into contact with an inner surface of the stopper after insertion to lock the plunger rod within the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Michael V. Quinn, Johanna Torres, E Guan, Anthony Economou, Gang Ju
  • Patent number: D793552
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Christina Joy Laskar, Mitali Aon, Richard Caizza, Jon Bell
  • Patent number: D802125
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Christina Joy Laskar, Mitali Aon, Richard Caizza, Jon Bell
  • Patent number: D802126
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Christina Joy Laskar, Mitali Aon, Richard Caizza, Jon Bell