Patents by Inventor Milan Ivosevic

Milan Ivosevic 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).

  • Publication number: 20200253521
    Abstract: A biological fluid collection device that includes a housing and a cartridge that is removably receivable within a portion of the housing is disclosed. The biological fluid collection device of the present disclosure allows for collection of capillary blood from a finger stick and provides a closed system that reduces the exposure of a blood sample. In one embodiment, a cartridge of the present disclosure also provides fast mixing of a blood sample with a sample stabilizer. In another embodiment, a cartridge of the present disclosure provides automatic plasma separation of the blood sample. Advantageously, once the cartridge is filled with a sample aid removed from the housing, the cartridge can be used for a variety of important purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20200239209
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Publication number: 20200214611
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure describe a diversion device that traps an initial flow of blood in a diversion chamber of the diversion device. The diversion chamber may be defined, in part, by a housing shell, a housing base, and a filter. The filter may be a porous material that allows air, but not blood, to flow through it. After the diversion chamber is filled, a subsequent flow of blood may be directed into a collection vessel through an internal conduit of the diversion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20200197925
    Abstract: A biological fluid separation device and a separation process that allows for efficient separation of plasma from a blood sample is disclosed. A biological fluid separation device of the present disclosure is adapted to receive a blood sample having a cellular portion or cells and a plasma portion or plasma. A biological fluid separation device of the present disclosure separates plasma from cells using a track-etched membrane and cross-flow filtration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Peng Li, Scott Wentzell
  • Patent number: 10661955
    Abstract: An adhesive patch and method of use thereof for forming a plurality of stackable items into a vertically stacked load are described. The method may include delivering an aligned stack of items positioned on a pallet for eventual transportation while minimizing the misalignment of the stackable items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Noel Titus
  • Publication number: 20200158713
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a biological fluid collection device, such as a blood collection device, that is adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion and quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively separate the plasma portion from the sample. A pressure gradient can be applied across a separation member to facilitate movement of the plasma portion ahead of the cellular portion. The present disclosure allows for both passive and active plasma separation and dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 21, 2020
    Inventors: Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Daniel J. Marchiarullo, Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20200146604
    Abstract: A specimen transfer device adapted to receive a blood sample is disclosed. The specimen transfer device includes a housing and an actuation member. A deformable material is disposed within the housing and is deformable from an initial position in which the material is adapted to hold the sample to a deformed position in which at least a portion of the sample is released from the material. A viscoelastic member is disposed within the housing between the material and the housing and between the material and the actuation member. The viscoelastic member is engaged with the actuation member and the material such that movement of the actuation member from a first position to a second position deforms the material from the initial position to the deformed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 10646648
    Abstract: An intravenous delivery system may operate by gravity feed, and may have a liquid source containing a liquid, a drip unit that receives the liquid from the liquid source, and tubing that receives the liquid from the drip unit for delivery to a patient. A flow rate sensor may be used to measure a flow rate of liquid through the intravenous delivery system, and may generate a flow rate signal indicative of the flow rate. A controller may receive the signal, and may compare the flow rate with a desired flow rate. If the flow rate is more or less than the desired flow rate, the controller may transmit a control signal to a flow rate regulator. The flow rate regulator may receive the control signal and, in response, modify the flow rate to bring the flow rate closer to the desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Weston F. Harding, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Austin Jason McKinnon, Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20200114085
    Abstract: A stopper includes a main body portion defining an open rearward end configured to receive the plunger rod, an engagement portion provided along an inner circumference of the main body portion configured to engage at least a top portion of the plunger rod, a closed front end forming a flexible roof, and a first perimetrical skirt extending around an outer circumference of the main body portion toward the closed front end of the main body portion. When fluid pressure is increased inside the syringe barrel during an injection, the flexible roof expands in a radial direction toward an inner wall of the syringe barrel, the first perimetrical skirt is forced against the inner wall of the syringe barrel, and an engagement between the plunger rod and the engagement portion forces the main body portion to expand in the radial direction toward the inner wall of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Girum Yemane Tekeste, Andrew Wong, Michael Vincent Quinn, Andrzej Baranski
  • Publication number: 20200093694
    Abstract: A system for the closed transfer of fluids that provides substantially leak-proof sealing and pressure equalization during engagement of a cannula with a vial, during transfer of a substance from a vial chamber to a barrel chamber via the cannula, and during disengagement of the cannula from the vial is disclosed. The leak-proof sealing of the system substantially prevents leakage of both air and liquid during use of the system. The system of the present disclosure also permits pressure equalization between a vial and the system when the system is attached to the vial. The system is compatible with a needle and syringe assembly for accessing a medication contained within a vial for administering the medication to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 10595762
    Abstract: A specimen transfer device adapted to receive a blood sample is disclosed. The specimen transfer device includes a housing and an actuation member. A deformable material is disposed within the housing and is deformable from an initial position in which the material is adapted to hold the sample to a deformed position in which at least a portion of the sample is released from the material. A viscoelastic member is disposed within the housing between the material and the housing and between the material and the actuation member. The viscoelastic member is engaged with the actuation member and the material such that movement of the actuation member from a first position to a second position deforms the material from the initial position to the deformed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 10578606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a biological fluid collection device, such as a blood collection device, that is adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion and quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively separate the plasma portion from the sample. A pressure gradient can be applied across a separation member to facilitate movement of the plasma portion ahead of the cellular portion. The present disclosure allows for both passive and active plasma separation and dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Daniel J. Marchiarullo, Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 10543318
    Abstract: A stopper includes a main body portion defining an open rearward end configured to receive the plunger rod, an engagement portion provided along an inner circumference of the main body portion configured to engage at least a top portion of the plunger rod, a closed front end forming a flexible roof, and a first perimetrical skirt extending around an outer circumference of the main body portion toward the closed front end of the main body portion. When fluid pressure is increased inside the syringe barrel during an injection, the flexible roof expands in a radial direction toward an inner wall of the syringe barrel, the first perimetrical skirt is forced against the inner wall of the syringe barrel, and an engagement between the plunger rod and the engagement portion forces the main body portion to expand in the radial direction toward the inner wall of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Girum Yemane Tekeste, Andrew Wong, Michael Vincent Quinn, Andrzej Baranski
  • Patent number: 10537495
    Abstract: A system for the closed transfer of fluids that provides substantially leak-proof sealing and pressure equalization during engagement of a cannula with a vial, during transfer of a substance from a vial chamber to a barrel chamber via the cannula, and during disengagement of the cannula from the vial is disclosed. The leak-proof sealing of the system substantially prevents leakage of both air and liquid during use of the system. The system of the present disclosure also permits pressure equalization between a vial and the system when the system is attached to the vial. The system is compatible with a needle and syringe assembly for accessing a medication contained within a vial for administering the medication to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20190344066
    Abstract: A drug transfer assembly including a connector connectable to a portion of an intravenous line adapted for connection to a patient's bloodstream and an adapter cap removably connectable with the connector is disclosed. The connector is formed of a rigid material and the adapter cap is formed of a pliable material. With the adapter cap connected to the connector, the adapter cap protectively surrounds and shields the connector. The adapter cap provides a cushioning surface which prevents rubbing of the connector against the skin of a patient. In this manner, the adapter cap prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from causing irritation and/or infection to the skin of a patient. Furthermore, the adapter cap provides a protective shield which prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from becoming contaminated with undesirables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: November 14, 2019
    Inventor: Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20190290543
    Abstract: A system for closed transfer of fluids includes a vial adapter having a body with a first end and a second end, a vial connection extending from the second end of the body, with the vial connection configured to secure the body to a vial, a vial spike extending from the second end of the body, with the vial spike defining a passageway, and a collet connection extending from the first end of the body. The system further includes a syringe adapter including a housing having a first end and a second end, a membrane housing positioned within the housing, with the membrane housing moveable between a first position and a second position, a cannula positioned within the housing, and a syringe connection extending from the first end of the housing, with the syringe connection configured to be secured to a syringe barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 10406344
    Abstract: A drug transfer assembly including a connector connectable to a portion of an intravenous line adapted for connection to a patient's bloodstream and an adapter cap removably connectable with the connector is disclosed. The connector is formed of a rigid material and the adapter cap is formed of a pliable material. With the adapter cap connected to the connector, the adapter cap protectively surrounds and shields the connector. The adapter cap provides a cushioning surface which prevents rubbing of the connector against the skin of a patient. In this manner, the adapter cap prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from causing irritation and/or infection to the skin of a patient. Furthermore, the adapter cap provides a protective shield which prevents the connector of a drug transfer assembly from becoming contaminated with undesirables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20190265134
    Abstract: A biological fluid collection device that receives a sample and provides flow-through blood stabilization technology and a precise sample dispensing function for point-of-care and near patient testing applications is disclosed. A biological fluid collection device of the present disclosure is able to effectuate distributed mixing of a sample stabilizer within a blood sample and dispense the stabilized sample in a controlled manner. In this manner, a biological fluid collection device of the present disclosure enables blood micro-sample management, e.g., passive mixing with a sample stabilizer and controlled dispensing, for point-of-care and near patient testing applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Adam Edelhauser
  • Publication number: 20190223772
    Abstract: A collection device (10) which directs a flow of blood into a container (14) and provides a controlled blood flow path that ensures blood flow from a collection site to a collection container is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Jayeon Kim, Milan Ivosevic
  • Publication number: 20190216380
    Abstract: A device for obtaining a biological sample, such as a capillary blood collection device, that has the ability to lance and squeeze the finger, collect the sample, stabilize the sample, and subsequently dispense the sample in a controlled manner is disclosed. The device also simplifies and streamlines the capillary blood collection by eliminating workflow variabilities which are typically associated with low sample quality including hemolysis and micro-clots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Jayeon Kim, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Michel Bruehwiler