Patents by Inventor Michael Creighton

Michael Creighton 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: 10434247
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (18) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter and needle extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. The actuator (26) has a detent (84) that engages a first recess (76) to require a predetermined force to depress the actuator (26) which is greater than the force necessary to slide the actuator (26) to the second position where the detent (84) engages a second recess (80) in the housing (12) to hold the actuator in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Michael Creighton, Arthur Klotz
  • Patent number: 10413660
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10398833
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10362861
    Abstract: A table having a table top, a bracket secured to the table top, a latching device coupled to the bracket, the latching device having a retaining wedge coupled to a draw latch via a cam device, and a table leg. The draw latch is configured to move the retaining wedge between a first position securing the table leg to the bracket and a second position unsecuring the table leg from the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Varidesk, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Lio Yenwei Chang, David Burnett, Ian Williams, Michael Creighton, Ersen Boran, Shuichi Amano, Gary Reuther, Nicholas Max
  • Publication number: 20190223587
    Abstract: A table having a table top, a bracket secured to the table top, a latching device coupled to the bracket, the latching device having a retaining wedge coupled to a draw latch via a cam device, and a table leg. The draw latch is configured to move the retaining wedge between a first position securing the table leg to the bracket and a second position unsecuring the table leg from the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Varidesk, LLC
    Inventors: David Patton, Lio Yenwei Chang, David Burnett, Ian Williams, Michael Creighton, Ersen Boran, Shuichi Amano, Gary Reuther, Nicholas Max
  • Patent number: 10322265
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating and accessing an epidural space within a patient. The apparatus includes a handle having a top end and a bottom end. A handle channel is formed through the handle running from the top end to the bottom end. A proximal end of a hollow needle extends from the bottom end of the handle and aligns with the handle channel. A distal end of the hollow needle is sharp and pointed. An obturator is disposed within the hollow needle and the handle channel. A distal end of the obturator is rounded and blunt and extends from the distal end of the hollow needle. A proximal end of the obturator extends beyond the handle channel at the top end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Leeroy Clarke, Shuichi Amano, Michael Creighton
  • Publication number: 20190175826
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (10) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter (28) and needle (30) extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. A spring (90) is provided in the housing (12) or the actuator (26) where the spring (90) is released after deployment of the device to retract the needle (20) with respect to the catheter (28).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Russell COLE, Michael CREIGHTON, Gary REUTHER
  • Patent number: 10265466
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device is provided with a cannula spring which functions as an introducer needle, a retraction return spring, and a fluid path. A hollow cannula tubing is wound, bent and sharpened into a shape which allows it to operate as an introducer needle, retraction spring and fluid path in an infusion device. A button is used to insert the introducer needle portion of the cannula spring and a soft catheter, and once the introducer needle portion and catheter have been fully inserted, an engagement between the button and post of the base of the infusion device releases the cannula spring such that the introducer needle portion of the cannula spring automatically retracts, leaving the catheter in the body. An end of the introducer needle portion of the cannula spring remains in fluid communication with the catheter in the body to provide an uninterrupted fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Michael Creighton, Alyssa Jackson, Arthur Klotz
  • Patent number: 10251999
    Abstract: A catheter insertion device (10) includes a housing (12) with a base (14), a catheter (28), an introducer needle (30) and an actuator (26) mounted within the housing. The catheter (28) and needle (30) are coupled to the actuator (26) and movable between a first position where the catheter and needle are retracted within the housing and a second position where the catheter (28) and needle (30) extend from the housing, and where the needle retracts into the actuator when the catheter and needle reach the second position. A spring (90) is provided in the housing (12) or the actuator (26) where the spring (90) is released after deployment of the device to retract the needle (20) with respect to the catheter (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Russell Cole, Michael Creighton, Gary Reuther
  • Publication number: 20180328033
    Abstract: A wall panel for a quick assemble wall system may include a first upright post and a second upright post. The wall panel may also include a lower stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post and an upper stretcher for connecting the first upright post to the second upright post. The wall panel may include at least one frame for placement within the first vertical post, the second vertical post, the lower stretcher, and the upper stretcher. The wall panel may include a first retractable latch located on the at least one frame, the first retractable latch adapted to engage at least one of the first upright post, second upright post, lower stretcher, or upper stretcher. A frame for a quick assemble wall system and a method of assembling a quick assemble wall system are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: David Patton, Michael Creighton, Ersen Boran, Shuichi Amano, Gary Reuther, Nicholas Max
  • Publication number: 20180098786
    Abstract: An apparatus for locating and accessing an epidural space within a patient. The apparatus includes a handle having a top end and a bottom end. A handle channel is formed through the handle running from the top end to the bottom end. A proximal end of a hollow needle extends from the bottom end of the handle and aligns with the handle channel. A distal end of the hollow needle is sharp and pointed. An obturator is disposed within the hollow needle and the handle channel. A distal end of the obturator is rounded and blunt and extends from the distal end of the hollow needle. A proximal end of the obturator extends beyond the handle channel at the top end of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Leeroy Clarke, Shuichi Amano, Michael Creighton
  • Publication number: 20170336565
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward techniques and configurations for a single mode optical coupler device. In some embodiments, the device may include a multi-stage optical taper to convert light from a first mode field diameter to a second mode field diameter larger than the first mode field diameter, and a mirror formed in a dielectric layer under an approximately 45 degree angle with respect to a plane of the dielectric layer to reflect light from the multi-stage optical taper substantially perpendicularly to propagate the light in a single mode fashion. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Inventors: Judson D. Ryckman, Harel Frish, George A. Ghiurcan, Ansheng Liu, Haisheng Rong, Pradeep Srinivasan, Carsten Brandt, Isako Hoshino, Michael A. Creighton
  • Patent number: 9810256
    Abstract: A lock ring includes an elongated body including an end having a male portion, including a tip having a transverse cross-section larger in diameter than an adjacent portion of the lock ring body. Another end of the body includes a female portion including a tip having a transverse cross-section larger in diameter than the tip of the male portion of the body. The tip of the female portion defines a groove open to the exterior of the tip of the female portion. The groove is configured for receiving the tip of the male portion of the body, wherein the ends of the body are in a connected position. A cover is configured for closing the groove in the tip of the female portion of the body for securing the male portion of the body in the female portion in the connected position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Thundershirt, LLC
    Inventors: Philip J. Blizzard, Michael Creighton
  • Publication number: 20170312424
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michael Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Publication number: 20170312425
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michael Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Publication number: 20170312426
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michael Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: D800572
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: D826066
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: RECKITT BENCKISER (BRANDS) LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: D829655
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Paris Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard M Toscani, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: D830302
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Paris Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard M Toscani, Michael Creighton