Patents by Inventor Joshua Horvath

Joshua Horvath 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: 8622975
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end formed for insertion into a patient; a shield moveable relative to the hub from a first position, where the shield covers the distal end of the needle, to a second position, where the distal end of the needle is exposed and not covered by the shield; a first magnetic element fixed to the hub; and, a second magnetic element fixed to the shield. The first and second magnetic elements are configured so as to define a repulsive force therebetween which urges the first and second magnetic elements apart. The repulsive force urges the shield towards the first position. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a safety needle assembly may be provided which includes a minimal number of parts, without sacrificing reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson & Company
    Inventors: Todd Andreoni, Gerry Bogert, Joshua Horvath
  • Publication number: 20130296235
    Abstract: A container and method for storing a pharmaceutical agent are provided for enhancing the storage time. The storage time of the pharmaceutical agent is improved by reducing the loss of stabilizing agents in the pharmaceutical agent. The storage container is formed from a polyolefin that includes a stabilizing agent in an amount effective to reduce or inhibit the migration of stabilizing agents in the pharmaceutical agent. The polyolefin container is formed with a fatty acid amide such as erucamide for stabilizing insulin that contains m-cresol and/or phenol as stabilizing agents for the insulin. The fatty acid amide incorporated in the container inhibits and/or reduces the rate of migration of the m-cresol and/or phenol into the polyolefin to extend the storage life of the insulin. The container can be a syringe, such as a pre-filled syringe, a storage vial or the flow path of an infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Javier ALARCON, William RIGGSBEE, Joshua HORVATH, Dinesh KOMMIREDDY, Ron J. PETTIS
  • Publication number: 20130006216
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (100) for administering a low dose of a medicament includes a housing (111) and a drug reservoir (101) disposed in the housing (111). A needle (135) is connected to the drug reservoir (101). A pressure applying member (113) is movably connected to the housing (111) and is movable between first and second positions. The pressure applying member (113) does not apply pressure to the drug reservoir (101) in the first position and applies pressure to the drug reservoir (101) in the second position to dispense medicament stored in the drug reservoir (101). A method of administering a low dose of insulin to simulate a first-phase insulin response of a pancreas is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Margaret Taylor, James Bates, Roman Tunkel, Jay Butterbrodt, Gary Searle, Joshua Horvath, Keith Knapp, II, Edward Gillen
  • Publication number: 20120179115
    Abstract: A pen needle (101) for use with a drug delivery device (100) includes a hub body (113) having internal threads (216) to receive the drug delivery device (100). A post (121) is connected to the hub body (113). A needle (103) is rigidly fixed to the post (121). The post (121) is separable from the hub body (113) such that the needle (103) is removed with the post (121). The fluid path is not disturbed by such removal because the entire needle (103) is removed with the post (121). Removal of only the post (121) and needle (103) reduces the volume of waste required for disposal, thereby increasing the effective capacity of a sharps container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Joseph Brizzolara, Charles Hwang, James Bates, Keith Knapp
  • Publication number: 20120029469
    Abstract: A pen needle (531) includes a hub (511) and a needle (513) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) receives the hub (511). A lubricant reservoir (503) is disposed in the outer cover (501) such that a portion of the needle (513) is disposed in the lubricant reservoir (503) when the hub (511) is received by the outer cover (501). Lubrication of the needle (513) facilitates multiple injections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: Becton, Dickerson and Company
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Edward Rosen, Paul Upham
  • Publication number: 20120022459
    Abstract: A pen needle (501) includes a hub (531) and a needle (521) fixedly connected to the hub (531). An outer cover (511) removably receives the hub (531) and the needle (521). The outer cover (511) has a first gripping member (515) to facilitate removal of the outer cover (511) from the hub (511). A sealing member (541) is removably connected to the outer cover (511). The sealing member (541) has a second gripping member (543) to facilitate removal of the sealing member (541) from the outer cover (511). The first and second gripping members facilitate manipulation of the pen needle by a user with reduced dexterity or a physical or visual impairment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Adam Gold
  • Publication number: 20120022460
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly (701) includes a hub (731) and a metal needle (721) fixedly connected to the hub (731). A cover member (711) removably receives the hub for covering a first end of the needle (721). A sealing member (741) covers a second end of the needle (721). At least one component of the pen needle assembly (701) other than the metal needle (721) is manufactured of a biodegradable polymer, thereby providing a more environmentally friendly pen needle assembly (701) for a drug delivery device (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Joseph P. Brizzolara, Edward Rosen
  • Publication number: 20110313391
    Abstract: An exemplary insulin infusion set that further provides one or more set elements including the hub, hub adhesive, fluid line tubeset, connectors, catheters and insertion needles which can be impregnated with, coated with, or otherwise configured to contain and administer an anesthetic at the insertion and set placement locations to minimize user discomfort and the risk of complications associated with the use of infusion sets. To do so, the system and method provides steps for mixing at a step (22) at least two of a solvent, an anesthetic, and a lubricant, applying the mixed compound as a coating to at least one surface of the infusion set, patch pump, or an element thereof at a step (24), and then substantially removing the solvent after coating at a step (26) to provide at least one of an anesthetic layer and a lubricant layer upon the infusion set, patch pump, or an element thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Keith N. Knapp, II, Joshua Horvath
  • Publication number: 20110313357
    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: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Skutnik, Joshua Horvath, Robert Banik, Gary Searle, Eric Bene
  • Publication number: 20110306937
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub; a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end formed for insertion into a patient; a shield moveable relative to the hub from a first position, where the shield covers the distal end of the needle, to a second position, where the distal end of the needle is exposed and not covered by the shield; a first magnetic element fixed to the hub; and, a second magnetic element fixed to the shield. The first and second magnetic elements are configured so as to define a repulsive force therebetween which urges the first and second magnetic elements apart. The repulsive force urges the shield towards the first position. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a safety needle assembly may be provided which includes a minimal number of parts, without sacrificing reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd ANDREONI, Gerry BOGERT, Joshua HORVATH
  • Publication number: 20070257017
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warming article comprising a heating element and a sensing system, wherein the sensing system comprises a first sensor element being a temperature dependent variable resistor and a second sensor element being a variable resistor, and wherein the first sensor element is linear and flexible and the second sensor element is used to adjust the total sensor resistance to a fixed value at a particular temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Alfred Deangelis, Joshua Horvath, Andrew Child
  • Publication number: 20070257024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warming article comprising a heating element and a sensing system, wherein the sensing system comprises a first sensor element being a temperature dependent variable resistor and a second sensor element comprising at least two resistors in series and corresponding jumpers for one or more resistors in the second sensor element, and wherein the first sensor element is linear and flexible and the second sensor element is used to adjust the total sensor resistance to a fixed value at a particular temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Publication date: November 8, 2007
    Inventors: Alfred Deangelis, Joshua Horvath, Andrew Child, Scott Thielman
  • Publication number: 20060261057
    Abstract: An under floor heating element incorporating a scrim having one or more pairs of heating and/or sensor wires arranged in a continuous pattern such that pair members are disposed in crossing relation to one another. The pair members may be cut and joined to establish electrical connections at defined crossing points to establish feedback loop circuits with a control element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Andrew Child, Karen Green, Alfred. Deangelis, David Wilson, Shawn Davis
  • Publication number: 20060151475
    Abstract: A channeled under floor heating element incorporating channeled areas for accepting heat and sensor wires. The inventive channeled under floor heating element includes an arrangement of seam structures defining channels housing substantially discrete elongate heating and sensing elements arranged in a substantially similar pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Joshua Horvath, Andrew Child, Karen Green, Shawn Davis, Keith Blackwell
  • Patent number: D709767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Morrison, Joshua Horvath, James Sullivan, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis