Patents by Inventor Richard Braga

Richard Braga 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: 20210275751
    Abstract: Plunger rod stops attach to existing syringes to limit the range of motion of the plunger, thereby to precisely control the amount of liquid that can be expelled from the syringe when the plunger rod stop is in place. In some embodiments, plunger rod stop devices generally include a body configured to attach to the plunger, and a stand-off extending from the body, configured to contact the finger flange when the plunger is depressed. In other embodiments, the plunger rod stop attaches to the finger flange or other fixed component of the syringe and the stand-off is configured to contact the plunger or plunger rod. Methods of the invention involve using the devices to interfere with the range of motion of the plunger, then reconfiguring or removing the device to allow the plunger to be moved a predetermined length, which corresponds to a precise dosage amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve BOWMAN, Chase FETZER, Richard BRAGA, Evi SHIAKOLAS
  • Patent number: 11055687
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Moneygram International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Patent number: 11013864
    Abstract: Plunger rod stops attach to existing syringes to limit the range of motion of the plunger, thereby to precisely control the amount of liquid that can be expelled from the syringe when the plunger rod stop is in place. In some embodiments, plunger rod stop devices generally include a body configured to attach to the plunger, and a stand-off extending from the body, configured to contact the finger flange when the plunger is depressed. In other embodiments, the plunger rod stop attaches to the finger flange or other fixed component of the syringe and the stand-off is configured to contact the plunger or plunger rod. Methods of the invention involve using the devices to interfere with the range of motion of the plunger, then reconfiguring or removing the device to allow the plunger to be moved a predetermined length, which corresponds to a precise dosage amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Shire Human Genetic Therapies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Bowman, Chase Fetzer, Richard Braga, Evi Shiakolas
  • Publication number: 20200246587
    Abstract: A catheter is provided including a first lumen and a second lumen. A first member is disposed for relative movement within the first lumen and defines a cavity, A second member is disposed for relative movement within the second lumen. The cavity of the first member is configured for disposal of the second member. The catheter may include an elongated tubular body that includes the first lumen and the second lumen. The first member may have a distal portion that extends beyond the distal end of the body. The distal portion may include the cavity. The cavity may be defined by a member lumen. The first and second members may include tubular stylettes. The second member may include a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Michael G. Tal, Brett Haarala, Christopher V. Rainieri, Richard Braga
  • Publication number: 20200184449
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Patent number: 10668248
    Abstract: A catheter is provided including a first lumen and a second lumen. A first member is disposed for relative movement within the first lumen and defines a cavity. A second member is disposed for relative movement within the second lumen. The cavity of the first member is configured for disposal of the second member. The catheter may include an elongated tubular body that includes the first lumen and the second lumen. The first member may have a distal portion that extends beyond the distal end of the body. The distal portion may include the cavity. The cavity may be defined by a member lumen. The first and second members may include tubular stylettes. The second member may include a guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Michael G. Tal, Brett Haarala, Christopher V. Rainieri, Richard Braga
  • Patent number: 10504099
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Moneygram International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Patent number: 10105525
    Abstract: A fluid delivery catheter that uses micro-needles for fluid delivery though a vessel wall. The catheter may provide fluid delivery therapy for various procedures, such as, for example, delivery of tumescent fluid or renal denervation. The catheter includes an elongate member with deployable and retractable needles disposed about a distal end of the elongate member. The needles may be disposed radially about the distal end and/or along a length of the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Richard Braga
  • Patent number: 10016578
    Abstract: A tunneling system for use with a catheter includes an elongate tunneling member defining a longitudinal axis along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The elongate member has a first end and a second end. The tunneling system further includes a connector configured for releasably engaging the second end of the elongate tunneling member to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard Braga, Michael Sansoucy, Todd Chelak, Mark Callahan
  • Publication number: 20180147390
    Abstract: A catheter is provided including a first lumen and a second lumen. A first member is disposed for relative movement within the first lumen and defines a cavity, A second member is disposed for relative movement within the second lumen. The cavity of the first member is configured for disposal of the second member. The catheter may include an elongated tubular body that includes the first lumen and the second lumen. The first member may have a distal portion that extends beyond the distal end of the body. The distal portion may include the cavity. The cavity may be defined by a member lumen. The first and second members may include tubular stylettes. The second member may include a guidewire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Michael G. Tal, Brett Haarala, Christopher V. Rainieri, Richard Braga
  • Publication number: 20180126085
    Abstract: Plunger rod stops attach to existing syringes to limit the range of motion of the plunger, thereby to precisely control the amount of liquid that can be expelled from the syringe when the plunger rod stop is in place. In some embodiments, plunger rod stop devices generally include a body configured to attach to the plunger, and a stand-off extending from the body, configured to contact the finger flange when the plunger is depressed. In other embodiments, the plunger rod stop attaches to the finger flange or other fixed component of the syringe and the stand-off is configured to contact the plunger or plunger rod. Methods of the invention involve using the devices to interfere with the range of motion of the plunger, then reconfiguring or removing the device to allow the plunger to be moved a predetermined length, which corresponds to a precise dosage amount.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Steve Bowman, Chase Fetzer, Richard Braga, Evi Shiakolas
  • Patent number: 9913962
    Abstract: A catheter is provided including a first lumen and a second lumen. A first member is disposed for relative movement within the first lumen and defines a cavity. A second member is disposed for relative movement within the second lumen. The cavity of the first member is configured for disposal of the second member. The catheter may include an elongated tubular body that includes the first lumen and the second lumen. The first member may have a distal portion that extends beyond the distal end of the body. The distal portion may include the cavity. The cavity may be defined by a member lumen. The first and second members may include tubular stylettes. The second member may include a guidewire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien AG
    Inventors: Michael G. Tal, Brett Haarala, Christopher V. Rainieri, Richard Braga
  • Publication number: 20180068294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a money transfer network system that improves the performance of money transfer services provided via the money transfer network system and improves the performance of the underlying devices utilized to provide money transfer services. In particular, disclosed embodiments of a money transfer network system provide money transfer services that enable multiple users to engage in money transfer transactions as either a sending party or a receiving party in a manner that is similar to money transfer transactions executed between two users individually. Disclosed embodiments further enable a receiving party to request payment from a sending party, which may include scheduling recurring payments to be made via money transfer transactions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Augusto Melgar, Scott Anthony Kostelecky, Cheryl Lynn Magers, Christian Michael Fuchs, Sonja Elizabeth Dery, Joseph Richard Braga, David Allan Motley, Gary Cecil Lugar, Constance Marie Arrington
  • Patent number: 9713694
    Abstract: A medical catheter assembly includes a catheter hub, an elongate catheter member extending from the catheter hub and having at least one longitudinal lumen for passage of fluids, an extension tube extending from the catheter hub and defining an internal lumen in fluid communication with the at least one longitudinal lumen of the catheter member and a clamp positionable about the extension tube. The catheter hub defines a reduced profile to facilitate passage of the catheter hub through a surgical tunnel. The clamp includes first and second clamp sections and defines a longitudinal clamp axis. The clamp has a longitudinal opening for passage of the extension tube and a movable member adapted to move from a first position to a second position to substantially close the internal lumen. The first and second clamp sections are separable to facilitate transverse positioning of the clamp sections about the extension tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard Braga, Robert Frechette, Brett Haarala
  • Patent number: 9642962
    Abstract: A dialysis catheter includes an elongate catheter member having an outer wall member defining proximal and distal end regions, and first and second longitudinal lumens. The outer member includes first and second ports in respective fluid communication with the first and second longitudinal lumens. The first opening and the first lumen define an inflow passage. The second opening and the second longitudinal lumen define an outflow passage. A valve is disposed relative to the outer member proximal of the first port. The valve is adapted to move from a closed position to an open position in response to a predetermined vacuum pressure level realized within the first longitudinal lumen to permit flow of blood through the valve and into the first longitudinal lumen. The valve may be adapted to move to the open position in the event of a luminal occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Scott Matson, Richard Braga
  • Patent number: 9616196
    Abstract: A hemodialysis catheter assembly adapted for use in a subcutaneous tunneling procedure incorporates a mechanism for securing the catheter hub member to the elongated catheter, and to provide the requisite fluid communication between fluid passages within the hub and the catheter lumens within the catheter. The catheter hub member may be connected to the elongated catheter after implantation of the catheter via a subcutaneous tunneling procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brett Haarala, Richard Braga, Robert Frechette, Kurt Haggstrom
  • Publication number: 20160303349
    Abstract: A tunneling system for use with a catheter includes an elongate tunneling member defining a longitudinal axis along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The elongate member has a first end and a second end. The tunneling system further includes a connector configured for releasably engaging the second end of the elongate tunneling member to the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Publication date: October 20, 2016
    Inventors: Richard Braga, Michael Sansoucy, Todd Chelak, Mark Callahan
  • Patent number: 9381037
    Abstract: An instrument for facilitating insertion of a catheter through a subcutaneous tunnel includes a tunneling stylet defining a longitudinal axis and having leading and trailing ends, a bifurcated segment adjacent the leading end of the tunneling stylet and a releasable cover releasably mountable to the leading end of the tunneling stylet to substantially enclose the bifurcated segment. The bifurcated segment includes first and second elements adapted for reception within respective lumens of a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Brett Haarala, Richard Braga
  • Patent number: 9381038
    Abstract: A tunneling system for use with a catheter includes an elongate tunneling member defining a longitudinal axis along at least a portion of a longitudinal length thereof. The elongate member has a first end and a second end. The tunneling system further includes a connector configured for releasably engaging the second end of the elongate tunneling member to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Richard Braga, Michael Sansoucy, Todd Chelak, Mark Callahan
  • Publication number: 20160067472
    Abstract: A catheter adapter apparatus includes an adapter body. The adapter body includes a fluid source end adapted for connection to a fluid source and having an internal bore to transfer the fluids supplied by the fluid source, and a catheter end for connection to a catheter tube. The catheter end includes first and second members. Each of the first and second members is adapted for reception within corresponding lumens of the catheter tube. At least the first member defines an internal bore in fluid communication with the fluid source end to transfer the fluids supplied by the fluid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Brett Haarala, Richard Braga