Patents by Inventor Rafael Bikovsky

Rafael Bikovsky 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: 10835727
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Publication number: 20200253632
    Abstract: An actuation device includes a lancing device held by and moveable relative to a distal end portion of a housing. A drive member is supported by the housing and arranged to engage the lancing device to move the lancing device in the first direction from a retracted position to an extended position upon movement of the drive member in a first direction. A piercing member of the lancing device is arranged to extend from the distal end portion of the housing by a first distance when the lancing device is moved to the extended position, the first distance being adjustable by adjusting the retracted position of the lancing device relative to the distal end portion of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Patent number: 10675055
    Abstract: An insertion device may include a device housing configured to be operatively engaged with and disengaged from a base, and engageable with an actuation device, the device housing having a carrier body supporting a piercing member. The carrier body moveable by a carrier body of the actuation device at least between a retracted position and an advanced position. The device housing having a section for supporting a portion of the carrier body of the device housing, the section moveable relative to the carrier body of the device housing to provide sufficient clearance to allow the carrier body of the device housing to be moved by the carrier body of the actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Publication number: 20180272115
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Publication number: 20180185060
    Abstract: An insertion device may include a device housing configured to be operatively engaged with and disengaged from a base, and engageable with an actuation device, the device housing having a carrier body supporting a piercing member. The carrier body moveable by a carrier body of the actuation device at least between a retracted position and an advanced position. The device housing having a section for supporting a portion of the carrier body of the device housing, the section moveable relative to the carrier body of the device housing to provide sufficient clearance to allow the carrier body of the device housing to be moved by the carrier body of the actuation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Patent number: 9987476
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9943332
    Abstract: An insertion device may include a device housing configured to be operatively engaged with and disengaged from a base, and engageable with an actuation device, the device housing having a carrier body supporting a piercing member. The carrier body moveable by a carrier body of the actuation device at least between a retracted position and an advanced position. The device housing having a section for supporting a portion of the carrier body of the device housing, the section moveable relative to the carrier body of the device housing to provide sufficient clearance to allow the carrier body of the device housing to be moved by the carrier body of the actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Patent number: 9545477
    Abstract: An on-body injector and method of use including an on-body injector for use with an injection device. The on-body injector includes a bolus reservoir; a bolus injection needle in fluid communication with the bolus reservoir, the bolus injection needle having a bolus injection needle tip aligned with the injection port, the bolus injection needle being slideably biased away from the injection port to define a gap between the bolus injection needle tip and the injection port; and a button operably connected to the bolus injection needle to slide the bolus injection needle along the injection axis. The button is operable to advance the bolus injection needle tip to close the gap and advance the bolus injection needle tip into the injection port. The button is further operable to advance a plunger through the bolus reservoir to deliver a predetermined bolus volume to the patient through the injection flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Randal Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9494147
    Abstract: A reservoir may be filled with fluidic media in a first type of environment, a plunger head may be placed within the reservoir in the first type of environment, and a casing that may be configured to envelop at least a portion of a plunger arm operatively connected to the plunger head may be attached adjacent to at least a portion of the reservoir in a second type of environment. A reservoir may be provided having a first and second portion for respectively containing fluidic media, the second portion may be adapted to be removable, the reservoir may be selectively filled with a first volume or a second volume of fluidic media, a seal member may be placed in the reservoir, and the second portion may be removed in a case where the reservoir contains the first volume of fluidic media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Truong Gia Luan, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Publication number: 20160271382
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Publication date: September 22, 2016
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9393363
    Abstract: A piercing member for piercing a membrane may be arranged within a housing and supported by a compliant that may be for allowing articulation of the piercing member relative to the housing in a case where the piercing member is in the membrane and moved relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan, Julian D. Kavazov
  • Patent number: 9375537
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9370621
    Abstract: A housing may have a needle, plunger, and bias mechanism supported within the housing by a tab configured to retain the plunger in position and to allow the plunger to move under bias force imparted by the bias mechanism to move the needle to an insert position when the tab is removed. A base and a structure may be configured for relative movement there between and may be adapted to be secured to a user with a cannula extending through a body of the structure into the user during use of a medical device. A housing may be adapted to be secured to a user to support a medical device operable with an insertion needle, the housing having a magnifying material for increasing visibility of an injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Julian D. Kavazov, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Publication number: 20160129203
    Abstract: An on-body injector and method of use including an on-body injector for use with an injection device. The on-body injector includes a bolus reservoir; a bolus injection needle in fluid communication with the bolus reservoir, the bolus injection needle having a bolus injection needle tip aligned with the injection port, the bolus injection needle being slideably biased away from the injection port to define a gap between the bolus injection needle tip and the injection port; and a button operably connected to the bolus injection needle to slide the bolus injection needle along the injection axis. The button is operable to advance the bolus injection needle tip to close the gap and advance the bolus injection needle tip into the injection port. The button is further operable to advance a plunger through the bolus reservoir to deliver a predetermined bolus volume to the patient through the injection flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Randal Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9295776
    Abstract: A casing may be configured to envelop at least a portion of a plunger arm attached to a plunger head located in a reservoir. A plunger head moveable in a reservoir may have a front portion comprising a first material compatible with fluidic media in an interior volume of the reservoir. A seal member having a first end and a second end that taper to a mid-portion may be positioned between a reservoir and a plunger head. A bias member may be configured to force a plunger arm operatively connected to a plunger head against a drive member to operatively engage the plunger arm to the drive member. A plunger head moveable in a reservoir may have a first ridge, a second ridge, a seal member adjacent at least one of the ridges, and protrusions arranged around at least one of the ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Patent number: 9265881
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and a port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9265884
    Abstract: An on-body injector and method of use including an on-body injector for use with an injection device. The on-body injector includes a bolus reservoir; a bolus injection needle in fluid communication with the bolus reservoir, the bolus injection needle having a bolus injection needle tip aligned with the injection port, the bolus injection needle being slideably biased away from the injection port to define a gap between the bolus injection needle tip and the injection port; and a button operably connected to the bolus injection needle to slide the bolus injection needle along the injection axis. The button is operable to advance the bolus injection needle tip to close the gap and advance the bolus injection needle tip into the injection port. The button is further operable to advance a plunger through the bolus reservoir to deliver a predetermined bolus volume to the patient through the injection flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Randal Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9089637
    Abstract: A plunger head moveable in an axial direction within a reservoir having an interior volume for containing fluidic media may have a first portion in contact with fluidic media when fluidic media is in the interior volume of the reservoir, the first portion comprising a first material compatible with fluidic media in the interior volume of the reservoir, a second portion located on an opposite side of the plunger head from the interior volume of the reservoir, the second portion connectable to a plunger arm, and a third portion located between the first portion and the second portion of the plunger head, at least one of the first portion, second portion, and the third portion is made of a material that comprises one of a cyclic olefin copolymer and a cyclic olefin polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Truong Gia Luan, Arsen Ibranyan
  • Publication number: 20150151049
    Abstract: An on-body injector and method of use including an on-body injector for use with an injection device. The on-body injector includes a bolus reservoir; a bolus injection needle in fluid communication with the bolus reservoir, the bolus injection needle having a bolus injection needle tip aligned with the injection port, the bolus injection needle being slideably biased away from the injection port to define a gap between the bolus injection needle tip and the injection port; and a button operably connected to the bolus injection needle to slide the bolus injection needle along the injection axis. The button is operable to advance the bolus injection needle tip to close the gap and advance the bolus injection needle tip into the injection port. The button is further operable to advance a plunger through the bolus reservoir to deliver a predetermined bolus volume to the patient through the injection flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: June 4, 2015
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Randal Schulhauser, Tyler S. Stevenson, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Patent number: 9039653
    Abstract: A system for retaining a fluid delivery device, the fluid delivery device may include a reservoir and a plunger arm operatively connected to a plunger head arranged for movement within the reservoir, the plunger arm having an arm portion operatively engageable with a drive member configured to move the plunger arm and the plunger head when the plunger arm and the plunger head are connected to the drive member. The system may include a rigid member arranged for movement and a bias member configured to urge the rigid member toward the plunger arm to force the plunger arm against the drive member to operatively engage the plunger arm to the drive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan, Matthew William Yavorsky, Mona-Lisa Alexander, R. Paul Mounce, Paul F. Bente, IV