Patents by Inventor Paul Paia Marici

Paul Paia Marici 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: 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: 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: 20190307645
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluids in a closed system transfer device using flash for last drop extraction and to reduce coring. The device including a piercing member having a distal end and a proximal end and defining a longitudinal fluid channel. A first opening positioned at the distal end of the piercing member wherein the first opening is in fluid communication with the longitudinal fluid channel. A cover or flash positioned over the first opening. The cover including a pre-cut pattern wherein the cover opens along the pre-cut pattern upon application of a distally directed force from the longitudinal fluid channel. The distal end including the first opening having a steep taper to facilitate last drop extraction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20190307644
    Abstract: An assembly fixture device for attaching a vial adapter to a vial includes a base, a support member secured to the base, a handle connected to the support member, a vial adapter grip assembly connected to the handle and comprising an adapter grip member configured to engage and hold a vial adapter, and a vial grip assembly connected to the base comprising first and second grip members that are movable relative to each other and configured to engage and hold a vial. The first grip member is biased toward the second grip member to provide a vial engagement force, where the vial engagement force is about constant when a distance between the first and second grip members is less than 40 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Jude Cancellieri, Kivilcim Eralp, Paul Paia Marici, Derek Hugger, James J. Kennedy, III, Daniel Hamilton
  • Publication number: 20190008725
    Abstract: A medical connector includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end, a helical thread extending radially outward from a surface of the sidewall and comprising a crest portion, flank portions, and a root portion with the flank portions connecting the root portion to the crest portion, and at least one micro-thread extending radially outward from the surface of the sidewall. At least a portion of the micro-thread is spaced apart from the helical thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Carney, Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20180296440
    Abstract: A connection system for connecting a first medical device component to a second medical device component is disclosed. The connection system of the present disclosure provides for quick and intuitive coupling and decoupling of two opposing medical device components through the use of a connection path and a disconnection path, the connection path being distinct from the disconnection path. Furthermore, the connection system of the present disclosure provides audible and tactile connection feedback through the use of elastically deformable connection elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 10098816
    Abstract: A medical connector includes a body having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end, a helical thread extending radially outward from a surface of the sidewall and comprising a crest portion, flank portions, and a root portion with the flank portions connecting the root portion to the crest portion, and at least one micro-thread extending radially outward from the surface of the sidewall. At least a portion of the micro-thread is spaced apart from the helical thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Carney, Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20180289588
    Abstract: A system includes a vial stabilizer base having a first body and a plurality of fingers projecting from the first body, with the plurality of fingers being annularly disposed about the first body, and a vial adapter having a second body and a plurality of arms projecting from the second body. The second body defines a passageway. The plurality of fingers of the vial stabilizer base defines a socket having a first seat configured to receive a vial and a second seat configured to receive the vial adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Publication number: 20180243167
    Abstract: A vial access device includes an outer housing defining an annular space and an inner space, an inner housing, and a connector configured to engage a mating connector with the connector having a body defining a central passageway and a flange that extends radially outward from the body. The flange and the housing defining a filter space that is in fluid communication with the annular space. A pressure equalization system is positioned within the annular space of the outer housing. The device also includes a vial connection element configured to be secured to a vial and having a body and a spike member extending from the body. The spike member defining a fluid passageway and a vent passageway with the fluid passageway in fluid communication with the central passageway of the connector and the vent passageway in fluid communication with the filter space and the annular space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 10052259
    Abstract: A system includes a needle hub having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the needle hub has a connection portion configured to receive a first container. The system further includes a cannula received by the needle hub with the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and a cannula seal having a resilient sleeve enclosing at least a portion of the cannula. The system also includes a vial adapter configured to be attached to a second container with the vial adapter having a vial seal that is configured to engage the cannula seal. The cannula seal has a first position where the cannula seal encloses the distal end of the cannula and a second position where the cannula seal is retracted to expose the distal end of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company LTD.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Erik Witt, Paul Paia Marici, Brandon W. Craft
  • Patent number: 10022301
    Abstract: A connection system for connecting a first medical device component to a second medical device component is disclosed. The connection system of the present disclosure provides for quick and intuitive coupling and decoupling of two opposing medical device components through the use of a connection path and a disconnection path, the connection path being distinct from the disconnection path. Furthermore, the connection system of the present disclosure provides audible and tactile connection feedback through the use of elastically deformable connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 10022298
    Abstract: A system includes a vial stabilizer base having a first body and a plurality of fingers projecting from the first body, with the plurality of fingers being annularly disposed about the first body, and a vial adapter having a second body and a plurality of arms projecting from the second body. The second body defines a passageway. The plurality of fingers of the vial stabilizer base defines a socket having a first seat configured to receive a vial and a second seat configured to receive the vial adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Publication number: 20180193227
    Abstract: A membrane for use in connection with a closed system transfer device has a body with a proximal portion opposite a distal portion along a central axis and a skirt extending radially outward from the distal end such that a lip is formed at a transition between the proximal portion and the distal portion. The membrane further has at least one well recessed in a proximal direction from a distal end of the distal portion, thereby forming a channel within the distal portion having an open first end, a closed bottom end, and a pair of sidewalls extending between the first end and the second end. At least one slit extends through at least a portion of the body in a direction of a plane aligned along or parallel to the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Shawn Ray Isaacson, Andrew C. Farinella, Mitchell Evan Gatesman
  • Publication number: 20180162578
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluids includes a piercing member having a distal end and a proximal end and defines a longitudinal fluid channel. An opening is positioned at the distal end of the piercing member with the opening in fluid communication with the longitudinal fluid channel. Further, a sleeve having a proximal end and a distal end includes an extended position where the sleeve surrounds the piercing member and a retracted position where the sleeve is retracted from the distal end of the piercing member. The sleeve defines an opening at the distal end of the sleeve with a gap defined between the retractable sleeve and the piercing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 9980878
    Abstract: A vial access device includes an outer housing defining an annular space and an inner space, an inner housing, and a connector configured to engage a mating connector with the connector having a body defining a central passageway and a flange that extends radially outward from the body. The flange and the housing defining a filter space that is in fluid communication with the annular space. A pressure equalization system is positioned within the annular space of the outer housing. The device also includes a vial connection element configured to be secured to a vial and having a body and a spike member extending from the body. The spike member defining a fluid passageway and a vent passageway with the fluid passageway in fluid communication with the central passageway of the connector and the vent passageway in fluid communication with the filter space and the annular space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 9919826
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluids includes a piercing member having a distal end and a proximal end and defines a longitudinal fluid channel. An opening is positioned at the distal end of the piercing member with the opening in fluid communication with the longitudinal fluid channel. Further, a sleeve having a proximal end and a distal end includes an extended position where the sleeve surrounds the piercing member and a retracted position where the sleeve is retracted from the distal end of the piercing member. The sleeve defines an opening at the distal end of the sleeve with a gap defined between the retractable sleeve and the piercing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20170143587
    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: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 9597260
    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: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Publication number: 20160317389
    Abstract: A system includes a needle hub having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the needle hub has a connection portion configured to receive a first container. The system further includes a cannula received by the needle hub with the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and a cannula seal having a resilient sleeve enclosing at least a portion of the cannula. The system also includes a vial adapter configured to be attached to a second container with the vial adapter having a vial seal that is configured to engage the cannula seal. The cannula seal has a first position where the cannula seal encloses the distal end of the cannula and a second position where the cannula seal is retracted to expose the distal end of the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 3, 2016
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Erik Witt, Paul Paia Marici, Brandon W. Craft
  • Patent number: D877900
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Laurie Sanders, Girum Yemane-Tekeste