Patents by Inventor Gabriele Ganzitti

Gabriele Ganzitti 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: 10918805
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10786629
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20200197626
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10492990
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal D. Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20190201632
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10092706
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20180250473
    Abstract: A sensing system for determining a zero position of a medication delivery device. The sensing system includes at least one actuator member, a biasing member, a stop surface and a sensor. The stop surface is structured and arranged within the device housing for abutment by a push surface of the at least one actuator member as a screw element of the device screws to a zero position from a dosing position. The abutment forces the at least one actuator member to move relative to the screw element from a first position to a second position against a resistance provided by the biasing member. A sensor within an electronics module is adapted to recognize the at least one actuator member at the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventor: Gabriele Ganzitti
  • Publication number: 20180133106
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detesting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20180098914
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20160120751
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detecting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal D. Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Publication number: 20150045729
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: AMGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D808010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D819201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D829890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D898908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna