Patents by Inventor Michel Bruehwiler

Michel Bruehwiler 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: 11103634
    Abstract: An assembly for storing both new and used pen needles of an injection apparatus, comprising a plurality of storage units each configured to store a pen needle having a needle fixed to a hub, the plurality of storage units being hingedly connected, and each including a storage end, and a dispensing end having an anti-rotation structure, wherein the anti-rotation structure working in conjunction with the hub of the pen needle to prevent rotation of the pen needle when the pen needle is in a dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ira Spool, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Sean P. Sullivan, Abhijitsinh Raj, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Publication number: 20210244893
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) for use on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike housing (8) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a needle assembly housing (22) secured to the spike housing (8), the needle assembly housing (22) enclosing a septum (40) with a cavity (42) that is in continuous fluid communication with the spike housing (8), and a plurality of needles (44) configured to pierce the needle assembly septum (40), wherein when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (44) are disengaged from the needle assembly septum (40), and when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (46) enters into fluid communication with the septum cavity (42) and is exposed for medicament delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20210228297
    Abstract: A method of operating an end effector, the end effector including opposing first and second jaws, a distal clevis defining an inner pulley and having a first axle that rotatably mounts the first and second jaws to the distal clevis, a proximal clevis having a second axle that rotatably mounts the distal clevis to the proximal clevis, a plurality of drive cables extending to the end effector, and a power axle cable mounted to the distal clevis at the inner pulley. The method further includes moving one or more of the plurality of drive cables and thereby causing the end effector to articulate about a first pivot axis extending through the first axle, and moving the power axle cable and thereby pivoting the end effector about a second pivot axis extending through the second axle and perpendicular to the first pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Michel Bruehwiler, Cole Constantineau, Andrew Ryan, Khodabakhsh Saeedi
  • Patent number: 11071833
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) for use on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a housing (10) enclosing a spike housing (8) configured to (a) engage the medication delivery pen (4), and (b) pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a communication septum (72, 76) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (80, 82), the septum chamber (80, 82) being in fluid communication with the spike housing (8), a plurality of needles (18) disposed in the communication septum (72, 76), a selection ring insert (30) that rotates and identifies a needle (24) of the plurality of needles (18), and a selection ring (36) exposes the selected needle (24) and moves the selected needle (24) into fluid communication with the septum chamber (80, 82), wherein when the housing (10) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (18) is not exposed, and when the housing (10) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (24) is in fluid communication with the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Publication number: 20210213195
    Abstract: An infusion set includes a base (221) and a flexible catheter (242) movable from a first catheter position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) to a second catheter position in which a free end of the catheter (242) is disposed externally of the base (221). An introducer needle (234) is located within the catheter (242) and is movable between a first introducer needle position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) and a second introducer needle position in which a free end of the introducer needle (234) is disposed externally of the base (221). A spring (281) is activated to move the catheter (242) from the first to the second catheter position and the introducer needle (234) from the first to the second introducer needle position to facilitate insertion of the catheter (242).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole CONSTANTINEAU, Ryan SCHOONMAKER, Azadeh KHANICHEH, Michel BRUEHWILER, Judy WALISH
  • Publication number: 20210205528
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (102) for use on a medication delivery pen (104), the needle assembly (102) comprising a housing (110) enclosing a hub (106) having a communication needle (108) configured to engage the medication delivery pen (104) and pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (104), a communication septum (172, 176) of the needle assembly (102) defining a septum chamber (180, 182) that is in fluid communication with the communication needle (108), a plurality of needles (118) disposed in the communication septum (172, 176), a follower ring (130) that determines which needle (124) of the plurality of needles (118) is to be selected, and a snap ring (136) that exposes the selected needle (124) and moves the selected needle (124) in fluid communication with the septum chamber (180, 182), wherein when the housing (110) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (118) is not exposed, and when the housing (110) is in a second position, the selected needle (124) is in fluid commun
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11020540
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) for use on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike housing (8) that is configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4) and pierce a reservoir septum (6) of the medication delivery pen (4), a needle assembly housing (22) secured to the spike housing (8), the needle assembly housing (22) enclosing a septum (40) with a cavity (42) that is in continuous fluid communication with the spike housing (8), and a plurality of needles (44) configured to pierce the needle assembly septum (40), wherein when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (44) are disengaged from the needle assembly septum (40), and when the needle assembly housing (22) is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles (46) enters into fluid communication with the septum cavity (42) and is exposed for medicament delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11007312
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) used on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a spike (9) configured to pierce a vial, reservoir or cartridge septum of the pen (4), a needle guide (12) configured to mate with the pen (4), the needle guide (12) enclosing a septum (22) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (31), the septum chamber (31) being in fluid communication with the spike (9), a plurality of needles (34) disposed in the septum (22) of the needle assembly (2), a sterility barrier (60) enclosing each of the plurality of needles (34), each of a plurality of sterility barriers (60) having a peel tab (70), each of a plurality of peel tabs (70) being wrapped around the needle guide (12), wherein when one of the plurality of needles (40) is drawn from the needle guide (12) from a first position to a second position, the needle (40) fluidly communicates with the septum chamber (31), and the sterility barrier (60) and the peel tab (70) of the needle (40) are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon, Daniel Yasevac, Chris Campbell
  • Patent number: 11007313
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (2) used on a medication delivery pen (4), the needle assembly (2) comprising a communication needle (10) configured to pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (4), a spike housing (8) surrounding the communication needle (10) and configured to engage the medication delivery pen (4), a selector ring (16), including a selector opening (18), enclosing a septum (22, 30) of the needle assembly (2) defining a septum chamber (28, 29) that is in fluid communication with the communication needle (10), a plurality of needles (34) disposed in the septum (22, 30) of the needle assembly (2), and a peel tab (60) enclosing each of the plurality of needles (34), wherein the selector opening (18) is aligned with a selected peel tab (60) corresponding to a selected needle (40), the selected peel tab (60) is drawn out of the selector ring (16) and moves the selected needle (40) from a first position to a second position, and the selected needle (40) enters into fluid communication
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11007320
    Abstract: A portable auto-injector configured to store a dry medication separately from a liquid component, wherein removal of a cap operates a first actuation mechanism which opens a valve between a first and second chamber that are slidably movable relative to each other and thus allows for the initiation of a mixing step prior to injection. An extendable needle guard is provided over the delivery assembly which prevents premature injection as well as inadvertent sticks or other cross contamination of a needle. The needle guard can also form part of a secondary trigger mechanism which injects the mixed components after the mixing stage is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam R. Standley, Christopher J. Stepanian, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Brent Buchine, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon, Robert Brik
  • Patent number: 10980936
    Abstract: An attachable needle assembly (102) for use on a medication delivery pen (104), the needle assembly (102) comprising a housing (1 10) enclosing a hub (106) having a communication needle (108) configured to engage the medication delivery pen (104) and pierce a reservoir septum of the medication delivery pen (104), a communication septum (172, 176) of the needle assembly (102) defining a septum chamber (180, 182) that is in fluid communication with the communication needle (108), a plurality of needles (118) disposed in the communication septum (172, 176), a follower ring (130) that determines which needle (124) of the plurality of needles (118) is to be selected, and a snap ring (136) that exposes the selected needle (124) and moves the selected needle (124) in fluid communication with the septum chamber (180, 182), wherein when the housing (110) is in a first position, the plurality of needles (118) is not exposed, and when the housing (110) is in a second position, the selected needle (124) is in fluid commu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Tyson Montidoro, Jeffrey Chagnon
  • Patent number: 10973600
    Abstract: A surgical tool includes a drive housing and an elongate shaft extending from the drive housing. A wrist couples an end effector to the elongate shaft and includes a distal clevis having a first axle that rotatably mounts the end effector to the distal clevis, and a proximal clevis coupled to the elongate shaft and having a second axle that rotatably mounts the distal clevis to the proximal clevis. A plurality of drive cables extend between the drive housing and the end effector, and movement of the drive cables causes the end effector to articulate about a first pivot axis extending through the first axle. A power axle cable extending from the drive housing and mounted to the distal clevis such that movement of the power axle cable correspondingly pivots the end effector about a second pivot axis at the second axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ETHICON LLC
    Inventors: Michel Bruehwiler, Cole Constantineau, Andrew Ryan, Khodabakhsh Saeedi
  • Publication number: 20210077716
    Abstract: An infusion set includes a base (221) and a flexible catheter (242) movable from a first catheter position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) to a second catheter position in which a free end of the catheter (242) is disposed externally of the base (221). An introducer needle (234) is located within the catheter (242) and is movable between a first introducer needle position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) and a second introducer needle position in which a free end of the introducer needle (234) is disposed externally of the base (221). A spring (281) is activated to move the catheter (242) from the first to the second catheter position and the introducer needle (234) from the first to the second introducer needle position to facilitate insertion of the catheter (242).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Azadeh Khanicheh, Michel Bruehwiler, Judy Walish
  • Patent number: 10905823
    Abstract: An infusion set includes a base (221) and a flexible catheter (242) movable from a first catheter position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) to a second catheter position in which a free end of the catheter (242) is disposed externally of the base (221). An introducer needle (234) is located within the catheter (242) and is movable between a first introducer needle position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) and a second introducer needle position in which a free end of the introducer needle (234) is disposed externally of the base (221). A spring (281) is activated to move the catheter (242) from the first to the second catheter position and the introducer needle (234) from the first to the second introducer needle position to facilitate insertion of the catheter (242).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Azadeh Khanicheh, Michel Bruehwiler, Judy Walish
  • Publication number: 20210015365
    Abstract: Optical sensors, systems, and methods are described, which may be used to provide or analyze information about a subject. The optical sensor may be placed in proximity to the subject and may include optical sources and optical detectors. The optical sources may irradiate the subject with optical signals and the optical detectors can detect signals from the subject. Analysis of the detected signals can yield information about the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Applicant: Invisio Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Muehlemann, Catherine Pace, Karim Haroud, Stefan Troller, Azadeh Khanicheh, Michel Bruehwiler, Jeffery J. Caputo, Russell L. Herrig, Omar Amirana, Joseph Culver, John Shambroom
  • Patent number: 10828418
    Abstract: An infusion set configured to be secured to a skin surface for targeting a desired depth to deliver content to an upper skin surface, comprising a hub and a needle configured to travel during insertion as urged by a motion, wherein said needle is configured to assume a first angle relative to said skin surface in a free state, and wherein said needle is configured to return toward said first angle relative to said skin surface upon release of said motion, wherein said motion is at an angle relative to said skin surface that is different from said first angle of said needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Michel Bruehwiler, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10814061
    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: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10688240
    Abstract: A needle changing device for use on a medication delivery device includes an engagement element that is configured to engage the medication delivery device and pierce a septum of the medication delivery device, a needle holder connected to the engagement element, the needle holder having a needle changing septum having a reservoir, the reservoir being in continuous fluid communication with the engagement element, and a plurality of needles configured to pierce the needle changing septum, wherein when the needle holder is in a first position, the plurality of needles are disengaged from the reservoir of the needle changing septum, and when the needle holder is in a second position, one of the plurality of needles enters into fluid communication with the reservoir of the needle changing septum and is partially exposed outside the needle changing device for medicament delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michel Bruehwiler, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, James Bates, Robert Banik, Margaret Taylor
  • Publication number: 20200139048
    Abstract: A portable dual chamber auto-injector configured to store a dry opioid antagonist medicament separately from a liquid component, wherein a user actuated mixing system comprising a movable component to create a fluidic pathway between the first and second chambers and release a portion of energy from a pre-stored energy to drive a displacement mechanism into the first chamber and displace the liquid component into the second chamber and solubilize the opioid antagonist. A needle assembly in fluid communication with the second chamber can be used to transfer the solubilized opioid antagonist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Applicant: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Buchine, Adam R. Standley, Christopher J. Stepanian, Kaliappanadar Nellaiappan, Cole Constantineau, Michel Bruehwiler, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon, Robert Brik
  • Patent number: 10569017
    Abstract: A telescoping portable drug mixing and delivery device configured to store a dry medication separately from a liquid component, wherein a tensile force applied between the housing and a cap opens a valve and causes displacement of a fluid from a first chamber to a second chamber while simultaneously mixing the fluid with a dry medicament prior to injection. An extendable needle guard is provided over the delivery assembly which prevents premature injection as well as inadvertent sticks or other cross contamination of a needle. The needle guard can also form part of a secondary trigger mechanism which injects the reconstituted drug after the mixing stage is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Christopher Stepanian, Adam Standley, Brent Buchine, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon, Michel Bruehwiler