Patents by Inventor Ilario Melzi

Ilario Melzi 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: 11547791
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a needle and a reservoir. The needle is configured to project from a distal end of the housing. The reservoir is disposed in the housing and has a flexible wall. The medicament delivery device further comprises a dispensing member and a biasing member. The dispensing member is disposed in the housing and the biasing member is configured to bias the dispensing member to move in an arcuate path relative to the housing such that the dispensing member moves across the flexible wall of the reservoir to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 11452820
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a needle, a medicament delivery mechanism and an actuator. The actuator is moveable relative to the housing from an initial position to an intermediate position such that the actuator exerts a force on the first locking member to urge the first locking member from a locked state to an unlocked state wherein the first biasing member moves the needle from a retracted position to an extended position. The actuator is moveable relative to the housing from the intermediate position to a second position such that the actuator exerts a force on the second locking member to urge the second locking member from a locked state to an unlocked state wherein the second biasing member moves the dispensing member within the housing to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Giuliano Pradel, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 11439759
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a medicament container with a piston for sealing the medicament container and displacing the medicament; a medicament delivery mechanism arranged to push the piston to displace the medicament when activated; and a driving mechanism connected to the medicament delivery mechanism such that when the medicament delivery mechanism is activated, the driving mechanism converts linear motion of the medicament delivery mechanism into torque so as to rotate a rotation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20220193334
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a dispensing mechanism and an actuator. The housing has first and second portions. The dispensing mechanism comprises a reservoir disposed in the housing. The dispensing mechanism is operable to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The first portion of the housing comprises a distal end and the second portion is moveable towards the distal end from an initial position to a primed position. The dispensing mechanism is rendered inoperable when the second portion is in the initial portion. The actuator is actuatable to operate the dispensing mechanism when the second portion is in the primed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Andrew Nelson, Giuliano Pradel, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Patent number: 11364345
    Abstract: An injector device for delivering a liquid medicament comprises an injector body having a proximal end and a distal end. The injector device further includes a syringe slidably received in the injector body and moveable from a first position to a second position towards the distal end of the body. Additionally, the injector device comprises a needle holder between the syringe and the distal end of the body, and a needle held in the needle holder. The needle has a distal end extending toward an opening in the distal end of the body, and a proximal end extending toward the syringe. The injector device also comprises a syringe biasing member within the body configured to bias the syringe into the second position. The syringe is spaced from the needle in the first position and is in engagement with the proximal end of the needle in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Francisco Soares, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Patent number: 11298457
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a dispensing mechanism and an actuator. The housing has first and second portions. The dispensing mechanism comprises a reservoir disposed in the housing. The dispensing mechanism is operable to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The first portion of the housing comprises a distal end and the second portion is moveable towards the distal end from an initial position to a primed position. The dispensing mechanism is rendered inoperable when the second portion is in the initial portion. The actuator is actuatable to operate the dispensing mechanism when the second portion is in the primed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Andrew Nelson, Giuliano Pradel, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20220054743
    Abstract: A medicament delivery system for use with medicament delivery device includes a support member, a compression member spaced from the support member to define a gap therebetween, a mechanical coupling between the support member and the compression member comprising a plurality of connecting members extending between the support member and the compression member, and a biasing element connected to the compression member and configured to exert a rotational force on the compression member relative to the support member. The mechanical coupling is configured such that rotation of the compression member relative to the support member causes the compression member to be drawn towards the support member to reduce the gap therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Publication date: February 24, 2022
    Inventors: Beate Franke, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Patent number: 11219716
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure refers to a supplementary device for an injection device, the supplementary device comprising: a body attachable to a housing of the injection device, the body having a first portion facing towards the housing when attached to the housing, at least one light source attached to the body, and at least a first optical coupling located in or at the first portion, connected to the at least one light source in a light transmissive way and optically connectable to a second optical coupling arranged in or on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Helmer, Ilario Melzi, Bodin Hon
  • Patent number: 11185628
    Abstract: A medicament delivery system for use with medicament delivery device includes a support member, a compression member spaced from the support member to define a gap therebetween, a mechanical coupling between the support member and the compression member comprising a plurality of connecting members extending between the support member and the compression member, and a biasing element connected to the compression member and configured to exert a rotational force on the compression member relative to the support member. The mechanical coupling is configured such that rotation of the compression member relative to the support member causes the compression member to be drawn towards the support member to reduce the gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Beate Franke, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20210260295
    Abstract: An injector device for delivering a liquid medicament comprises an injector body having a proximal end and a distal end. The injector device further includes a syringe slidably received in the injector body and moveable from a first position to a second position towards the distal end of the body. Additionally, the injector device comprises a needle holder between the syringe and the distal end of the body, and a needle held in the needle holder. The needle has a distal end extending toward an opening in the distal end of the body, and a proximal end extending toward the syringe. The injector device also comprises a syringe biasing member within the body configured to bias the syringe into the second position. The syringe is spaced from the needle in the first position and is in engagement with the proximal end of the needle in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Francisco Soares, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20210007396
    Abstract: An aerosol-generating device is provided, including: a first housing; a second housing configured to move relative to the first housing; a cavity configured to receive an aerosol-generating article; an aperture at least partially defined by the second housing and disposed at an end of the cavity for insertion of the article through the aperture; a cover element configured to move, with respect to the second housing, between a closed position in which the cover element at least partially covers the aperture and an open position in which the aperture is at least partially uncovered; a latching mechanism to retain the cover element in the open position and to release the cover element when the second housing is moved relative to the first housing; and a closing mechanism to move the cover element away from the open position and into the closed position when the latching mechanism releases the cover element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Applicant: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Marco BELLUSCI, Miguel BORGES, Jean-Luc FRINGELI, Ilario MELZI
  • Publication number: 20200327974
    Abstract: A supplementary device configured to be releasably attached to an injection device includes at least one wireless communication unit and at least one sensor, wherein the supplementary device is configured to activate the at least one sensor in response to receipt via the at least one wireless communication unit of a wireless communication from an external device, following activation, to use the at least one sensor to detect the start of an injection by the injection device, and to communicate, via the at least one wireless communication unit, the start of the injection to the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventor: Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20200093979
    Abstract: A medical device packaging comprising: a container having an opening; a medical device disposed within the container, the medical device including an energy storage apparatus; a first layer comprising a main part disposed at least partially over a peripheral edge of the opening of the container; and a second layer disposed over the main part of the layer, wherein the first layer is in electrical contact with the energy storage apparatus and the separation of the lining layer from the conductive layer generates electrostatic energy for charging the energy storage apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20200086055
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising: a housing arranged to contain a medicament container with a piston for sealing the medicament container and displacing the medicament; a medicament delivery mechanism arranged to push the piston to displace the medicament when activated; and a driving mechanism connected to the medicament delivery mechanism such that when the medicament delivery mechanism is activated, the driving mechanism converts linear motion of the medicament delivery mechanism into torque so as to rotate a rotation member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20200037665
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vapor generating device (10) for generating a vapor from a liquid, wherein said liquid comprises nicotine or a salt thereof, a method for generating vapor and an electronic delivery system for providing nicotine to a user. Vapor generating device (10) comprises a base plate (11) supporting an electric heater (20), said electric heater (20) having an interior space arranged to receive a liquid conveying elongated wick (24), and a plurality of apertures (28) extending from interior space to an exterior surface, said apertures (28) transmitting liquid released from wick (24) to electric heater (20). The invention also relates to a method to use the vapor generating device (10) to inhale nicotine aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventor: Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20200016329
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a dispensing mechanism and an actuator. The housing has first and second portions. The dispensing mechanism comprises a reservoir disposed in the housing. The dispensing mechanism is operable to dispense medicament from the reservoir when the reservoir contains medicament. The first portion of the housing comprises a distal end and the second portion is moveable towards the distal end from an initial position to a primed position. The dispensing mechanism is rendered inoperable when the second portion is in the initial portion. The actuator is actuatable to operate the dispensing mechanism when the second portion is in the primed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Beate Franke, Andrew Nelson, Giuliano Pradel, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20200016333
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing, a needle and a needle actuating mechanism. The needle actuating mechanism is configured to rotate the needle relative to the housing to move the needle from a stowed position to a primed position. The present invention also relates to a method of operating a medicament delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Francisco Soares, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20190366002
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device for delivering a liquid medicament comprising: a rigid casing containing a deformable medicament container, the deformable medicament container arranged to contain the liquid medicament; a pressurized gas cartridge connected to the rigid casing via a gas valve; wherein the gas valve is releasable to allow gas flow into the rigid casing to cause an increase in gas pressure in the rigid casing so as to compress the deformable medicament container to displace the liquid medicament.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan VERLAAK, Ilario MELZI
  • Publication number: 20190282752
    Abstract: A medicament delivery system for use with medicament delivery device includes a support member, a compression member spaced from the support member to define a gap therebetween, a mechanical coupling between the support member and the compression member comprising a plurality of connecting members extending between the support member and the compression member, and a biasing element connected to the compression member and configured to exert a rotational force on the compression member relative to the support member. The mechanical coupling is configured such that rotation of the compression member relative to the support member causes the compression member to be drawn towards the support member to reduce the gap therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Beate Franke, Bernhard Forys, Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20190231971
    Abstract: A medical device packaging comprises a container having an opening. A medical device is disposed within the container. The medical device includes an adhesive contact face facing the opening. A first cover is disposed over the opening in the container to close the container. A second cover is disposed over the adhesive contact face of the medical device. The first and second covers are connected such that removal of the first cover from the container causes detachment of the second cover from the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Stefan Verlaak, Ilario Melzi