Patents by Inventor Kevin M. Ryan

Kevin M. Ryan 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: 11857753
    Abstract: A disinfection tip is described for disinfecting a threaded connector of a syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20230293749
    Abstract: Fluid applicators with precise volume dispensing control for dispensing fluids such as a disinfectant in a controlled manner are described herein. Such fluid applicators may include a barrel including a sidewall having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining a fluid, an end press, a push rod disposed within the chamber, the push rod having a push button and a piercing tip, a cap attached to a port via a hinge to cover a hydrophobic filter disposed on the sidewall of the chamber, a one-way valve disposed on the outlet on a distal end of the barrel, a disinfectant disposed within the chamber; a housing having a base and an open proximal end; and a fluid applicator sponge disposed in the base of the housing. An alternate fluid may include a deformable end press, a plurality of volume scale markings on an outer surface of the barrel, a push rod, a one-way valve and applicator sponge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Manish Kumar, Karthik MR, Balaji Kannan, Prasad Govindaraj, Shishir Prasad, Kevin M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11701472
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a substantially cylindrical syringe barrel including a fluid dispensing end, an open end, and at least one protrusion adjacent the open end, the at least one protrusion projecting inwardly from an inner surface of the syringe barrel, a stopper configured to be received within the open end of the syringe barrel, and a plunger rod having a plunger rod body extending along a longitudinal axis from a proximal end to a distal end and at least one support disk provided on the distal end thereof. The support disk on the plunger rod is configured to bear against the protrusion of the syringe barrel upon misalignment of the plunger rod in the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20230197422
    Abstract: A fastening assembly for fastening a beam blocker to an extraction plate, the fastening assembly including a mounting pin having a shaft portion, a base portion at a first end of the shaft portion, and a head portion at a second end of the shaft portion, a centering sleeve radially surrounding the shaft portion and axially abutting the base portion, the centering sleeve being radially compressible between the shaft portion and the extraction plate and between the shaft portion and the beam blocker, an annular spacer surrounding the centering sleeve and axially abutting the beam blocker, with the centering sleeve extending partially into the spacer, and a latching cap surrounding the shaft portion and axially abutting the spacer, with the shaft portion extending through a through hole of the latching cap, the through hole being smaller than the head portion in a direction perpendicular to an axis of mounting pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Ryan, Appu Naveen Thomas, Adam Calkins, Jay R. Wallace, Tyler Rockwell, Solomon Belangedi Basame, Kevin M. Daniels, Kevin Richard Verrier
  • Publication number: 20230166091
    Abstract: Provided herein is a surgical skin preparation device for applying an antiseptic composition to skin of a patient, including an applicator configured to absorb the antiseptic composition, the applicator having a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface configured to apply the antiseptic composition to the skin of the patient and an indicator including a first layer of a first material configured to wick the antiseptic composition, the first material being opaque in a first state and transparent or translucent in a second state and a second layer of a non-wettable material, the second layer having at least one indicia that is visible to a user when the first layer is in the second state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 1, 2023
    Inventors: Angela Marie Huenerfauth, Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20230080687
    Abstract: A cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity, and an integrally formed protrusion. The protrusion includes an inner thread on an inner surface, the inner thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a female needleless connector. The inner surface of the protrusion defines a second cavity. The outer surface of the sidewall of the protrusion is tapered and adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The second cavity configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap may also include a peel seal to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the second cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Publication date: March 16, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 11511100
    Abstract: A cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a cavity, and an integrally formed protrusion. The protrusion includes an inner thread on an inner surface, the inner thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a female needleless connector. The inner surface of the protrusion defines a second cavity. The outer surface of the sidewall of the protrusion is tapered and adapted to engage a male luer connector in a press-fit connection. The second cavity configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap may also include a peel seal to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the second cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20220331575
    Abstract: A cap is described for connection to a needleless connector having an open lumen, the cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a first cavity, an insert, an absorbent reservoir material and a sealing foam. The insert includes an inner thread on an inner surface, the inner thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a female needleless connector. The inner surface of the insert defines a second cavity. The protrusion/insert includes an outer thread on an outer surface, the outer thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a male needleless connector. The second cavity configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent reservoir material, a sealing foam and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Publication date: October 20, 2022
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chang Jiang, Kevin M. Ryan, Michael Kwong Chan, Daniel Benjamin DiMirco
  • Publication number: 20220252189
    Abstract: A cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a first cavity, and a removable or integrally formed protrusion. The protrusion includes an inner thread on an inner surface, the inner thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a female needleless connector. The inner surface of the protrusion defines a second cavity. The protrusion includes an outer thread on an outer surface, the outer thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a male needleless connector. The second cavity configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap may also include a peel seal and/or septum to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the second cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2022
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Paul P. Marici, Kevin M. Ryan, Chang Jiang, Michael Kwong Chan
  • Publication number: 20220175979
    Abstract: A multi-chamber package is described including a first and second chamber, the first chamber having a bottom wall and sidewalls defining a cavity, the second chamber having a partially open bottom wall and sidewalls defining a cavity. A first removable seal is positioned over a top surface of the package, fully covering the first chamber and second chamber, and a second seal is positioned over a bottom surface of the partially open floor of the second chamber, fully sealing the second chamber. A method of packaging medical devices is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Marco Antonio Ortiz Shields
  • Patent number: 11353147
    Abstract: A cap is described for connection to a medical connector, the cap includes a housing having a top wall and sidewall forming a first cavity, and a removable or integrally formed protrusion. The protrusion includes an inner thread on an inner surface, the inner thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a female needleless connector. The inner surface of the protrusion defines a second cavity. The protrusion includes an outer thread on an outer surface, the outer thread being sufficient to interlock with a mating feature of a male needleless connector. The second cavity configured to define a chamber to contain an absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent. The cap may also include a peel seal and/or septum to prevent the disinfectant or the antimicrobial agent from exiting the second cavity. An exterior sidewall surface of the housing may include a plurality of grip members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Paul P. Marici, Kevin M. Ryan, Chang Jiang, Michael Kwong Chan
  • Publication number: 20220118241
    Abstract: Disinfection cap includes housing comprising closed top, essentially cylindrical sidewall, and open bottom formed by the sidewall with opening to inner cavity within the housing for receiving mating feature of needleless connector. Disinfection sponge can be configured within inner cavity, with removable cover sealing opening to inner cavity to seal sponge within inner cavity prior to cap use. Inner cavity includes threads on inner surface of its sidewall that do not correspond to the mating feature of needleless connector. One thread engages with mating feature of needleless connector. Plurality of disinfection caps can be disposed on strip of IV pole hanging device such that each cap can be peeled off the strip unsealed for immediate use, or separated from the strip sealed for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Nichola CHARLES
  • Patent number: 11229783
    Abstract: Disinfection cap includes housing comprising closed top, essentially cylindrical sidewall, and open bottom formed by the sidewall with opening to inner cavity within the housing for receiving mating feature of needleless connector. Disinfection sponge can be configured within inner cavity, with removable cover sealing opening to inner cavity to seal sponge within inner cavity prior to cap use. Inner cavity includes threads on inner surface of its sidewall that do not correspond to the mating feature of needleless connector. One thread engages with mating feature of needleless connector. Plurality of disinfection caps can be disposed on strip of IV pole hanging device such that each cap can be peeled off the strip unsealed for immediate use, or separated from the strip sealed for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Nichola Charles
  • Publication number: 20210361925
    Abstract: Disinfection cap includes housing comprising closed top, essentially cylindrical sidewall, and open bottom formed by the sidewall with opening to inner cavity within the housing for receiving tip including mating feature of needleless connector. Disinfection sponge can be configured within inner cavity, removable cover sealing opening to inner cavity to seal sponge within inner cavity prior to cap use. Inner cavity includes at least one thread on inner surface of its sidewall that does not correspond to the mating feature of needleless connector, but is sufficient to interlock with mating feature of needleless connector. Plurality of disinfection caps are disposed on strip of IV pole hanging device such that each cap can be peeled off the strip unsealed for immediate use, or separated from the strip sealed for later use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Nichola Charles
  • Publication number: 20210353875
    Abstract: A hard-packaged safety needle device comprises a needle hub having a needle cannula extending therefrom and a hard needle enclosure including a needle cover and a cap. The needle cover has an elongated body and a ribbed surface configured to create an interference fit with a proximal portion of the hub. The cap includes a body having an open distal end, a closed proximal end, and a cavity defined by the open distal end and the closed proximal end, the open distal end of the cap abutting an open proximal end of the needle cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20210322677
    Abstract: A syringe having two variable volumes are described herein. The syringe includes a first stopper and a second stopper, the first stopper being connected to a plunger. A first variable volume is disposed between the first stopper and the second stopper and a second variable volume is between the second stopper and a distal end of a barrel of the syringe. A flow path structure is disposed at the distal end of the barrel, the flow path structure extending from the distal end of the barrel along the inner sidewall of the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Angela Huenerfauth
  • Publication number: 20210260304
    Abstract: A needle shield assembly for use with a needle assembly is disclosed. The needle shield assembly includes an elongate needle shield comprising a shield portion, a hub connection portion and a bridge portion including a living hinge having a thickness. The bridge portion joins the hub connection portion and the shield portion. The hub connection portion includes a partially circular receiving ring having a diameter sized to frictionally receive a flange of a hub of the needle assembly. The shield portion includes two longitudinal walls defining a cavity and a needle assembling receiving cavity between the two longitudinal walls defining a recess. The shield portion is configured to pivot from an open position in which a needle cannula is exposed, to a closed needle protecting position in which a distal end of the needle cannula is within the longitudinal opening of the shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Angela Huenerfauth
  • Publication number: 20210244888
    Abstract: Flush syringe assemblies are described herein. Such flush syringe assembly may include a collapsible syringe barrel including a corrugated side wall defining a chamber, a closed proximal end, a distal end having a distal wall with an elongate tip extending distally therefrom having a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with said chamber, a pre-selected amount of sterile fluid in the chamber, and a locking element. A collar may be disposed on the distal wall of the barrel and surrounding the elongate tip. An absorbent material and disinfectant or antimicrobial agent may be disposed in a compartment of the collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Sandeep Tripathi, Vinay Parthan
  • Patent number: 11083883
    Abstract: Disinfection cap includes housing comprising closed top, essentially cylindrical sidewall, and open bottom formed by the sidewall with opening to inner cavity within the housing for receiving tip including mating feature of needleless connector. Disinfection sponge can be configured within inner cavity, removable cover sealing opening to inner cavity to seal sponge within inner cavity prior to cap use. Inner cavity includes at least one thread on inner surface of its sidewall that does not correspond to the mating feature of needleless connector, but is sufficient to interlock with mating feature of needleless connector. Plurality of disinfection caps are disposed on strip of IV pole hanging device such that each cap can be peeled off the strip unsealed for immediate use, or separated from the strip sealed for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Nichola Charles
  • Patent number: 11075370
    Abstract: The invention provides process for producing a stable Si or Ge electrode structure comprising cycling a Si or Ge nanowire electrode until a structure of the Si nanowires form a continuous porous network of Si or Ge ligaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin M. Ryan, Tadhg Kennedy, Emma Mullane