Patents by Inventor Prasad Govindaraj

Prasad Govindaraj 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: 20230390530
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter assembly, which may include a catheter adapter and a catheter. The catheter system may include a needle assembly, a barrel, an introducer needle comprising a sharp distal tip, a needle hub coupled to the introducer needle and movably disposed within the barrel, and a spring disposed within the barrel. The catheter system may include a push button disposed in a locked position such that depression of the push button is inhibited. The push button may be configured to slide laterally or distally from the locked position to an unlocked position. When the push button is in the unlocked position and the barrel is spaced apart from the catheter adapter, the push button may be configured to depress. In response to depression of the push button, the spring may be configured to expand proximally and move the needle hub proximally within the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2023
    Publication date: December 7, 2023
    Inventors: Deepan Vikash, Sakthivel Karthikeyan, S. Ray Isaacson, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Sridhaar Nandakumar, Prasad Govindaraj
  • Publication number: 20230293750
    Abstract: A disinfection cap for a male medical connector comprising a housing, a scrubbing foam having a plurality of slits disposed within a first cavity of the housing, a central post extending from the closed bottom of the housing and positioned within the first cavity of the housing, a foam jacket disposed on the central post and having a plurality of slits; and a central plug disposed in the center of the central post extending from the top wall of the central post and extending into the second cavity of the foam jacket. The inner surface of the foam jacket defines a second cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Publication date: September 21, 2023
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Balaji Kannan, Karthik MR, Prasad Govindaraj, Manish Kumar
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20230241369
    Abstract: A cap configured to engage different types of connectors includes a housing, an absorbent support, and a seal. The housing includes a sidewall extending between a first end and a second end of the housing. The absorbent support is positioned in the housing. The seal is mounted to a portion of the absorbent support and is configured to cover an opening of a first connector or a second connector when one of the first connector or the second connector is inserted into the housing. The cap is configured to be secured to the first connector by an engagement between a portion of an inner surface of the sidewall of the housing and the first connector and to the second connector by an interference engagement between another portion of the inner surface of the sidewall of the housing and an outer surface of the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2023
    Publication date: August 3, 2023
    Inventors: Shishir Prasad, Prasad Govindaraj, Sridhaar Nandakumar, Balaji Kannan, Mohamed Shafiq
  • Publication number: 20230233810
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter assembly and a needle assembly. The needle assembly may include a cover disposed over a push button. An inner surface of the cover may include a projection, and the cover may be configured to slide proximally. In response to the cover sliding proximally, the projection may be configured to contact the push button, and the push button may be configured to depress. The push button may include a living hinge. The housing may include a flange contacting a proximal end of the push button to prevent the proximal end of the button from being depressed. In response to bending of the living hinge, the push button may be configured to move distal to the flange and depress. In response to depression of the push button, the needle hub may move proximally within the barrel to retract the introducer needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Inventors: Sridhaar Nandakumar, Prasad Govindaraj, Nandha Krishnan, Mohamed Shafiq, Sankaranarayan Thirumoorthy, S. Ray Isaacson