Patents by Inventor Robert E. West

Robert E. West 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: 20120220567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to certain 4,5-dihydro-3H-spiro[benzo[b]-[1,4]oxazepine compounds of the Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, m, n, o, and p are as herein described. In addition, the invention relates to compositions comprising at least one such compound, and methods of using the compounds for treating or preventing disorders such as non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia, a lipid disorder, obesity, fatty liver disease, or a skin disorder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Gerald W. Shipps, JR., Zhiwei Yang, Yongqi Deng, Robert E. West, JR., Dineshwar P. Sinha
  • Publication number: 20120061407
    Abstract: A container suitable for holding a fluid includes a body defining an interior volume and having a torso portion having a substantially square-shaped cross section, a shoulder portion joined above the torso portion and including a plurality of shoulder walls that define a substantially square cross-section, and a base portion, which may have a substantially square or octagonal cross section. The container body may be formed with indentations at each of its four bottom corners that are shaped to give the container relief from detrimental piercing contact with the lugs that are provided in the bottom of some square retention buckets used on commercial paint shakers. The body may be made substantially or entirely of polyethylene terephthalate. The container is particularly suited for colorants and pigment dispersions for tinting coatings and for shaking colorants and pigment dispersions prior to dispensing into a tinting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: James E. MacDonald, Susan C. Jacob, Joseph N. Biber, Robert E. West, Keith R. Gosse
  • Publication number: 20120011705
    Abstract: A lancing device integrated with a sensing strip and method of making and using the same are provided. A lance and analyte sensing strip are combined in a single, preferably disposable, device. In a preferred embodiment, a slot is provided in a support member so the lance can be engaged by a lance driver and driven into the skin producing a bodily fluid sample from a wound. The sensing area of the sensing strip is adjacent to the wound location reducing dexterity requirements for patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: John D. DeNuzzio, Steven Keith, Lawrence A. Monahan, Phyllis Palmer, Bill Stewart, Todd M. Chelak, Robert E. West, William Allen, Frederick Karl, Lee Griswold
  • Patent number: 7959583
    Abstract: A lancing device integrated with a sensing strip and method of making and using the same are provided. A lance and analyte sensing strip are combined in a single, preferably disposable, device. In a preferred embodiment, a slot is provided in a support member so the lance can be engaged by a lance driver and driven into the skin producing a bodily fluid sample from a wound. The sensing area of the sensing strip is adjacent to the wound location reducing dexterity requirements for patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John D. DeNuzzio, Steven Keith, Lawrence A. Monahan, Phyllis Palmer, Bill Stewart, Todd M. Chelak, Robert E. West, William Allen, Frederick Karl, Lee Griswold
  • Patent number: 7926681
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and dispensing a test strip includes a container configured to store a radial array of test strips. The container maintains appropriate environmental conditions, such as humidity, for storing the test strips. The container has a plurality of radially extending slots formed by a plurality of dividing walls, and each slot is sized to receive a single test strip. A rotatably positionable cover is carried by the container for covering the plurality of radially extending slots. The cover includes an opening, which, when the cover rotates, aligns with one of the slots at a time to allow removal of a single test strip located within the respective slot. Accordingly, the unused test strips remain free of contaminants such as naturally occurring skin oils on a user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert E. West, John Lovell
  • Publication number: 20100082055
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 7651512
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West, William J. Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott W. Reed, Ray Adams
  • Publication number: 20090321467
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and dispensing a test strip includes a container configured to store a radial array of test strips. The container maintains appropriate environmental conditions, such as humidity, for storing the test strips. The container has a plurality of radially extending slots formed by a plurality of dividing walls, and each slot is sized to receive a single test strip. A rotatably positionable cover is carried by the container for covering the plurality of radially extending slots. The cover includes an opening, which, when the cover rotates, aligns with one of the slots at a time to allow removal of a single test strip located within the respective slot. Accordingly, the unused test strips remain free of contaminants such as naturally occurring skin oils on a user's hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Robert E. West, John Lovell
  • Patent number: 7597853
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and dispensing a test strip includes a container configured to store a radial array of test strips. The container maintains appropriate environmental conditions, such as humidity, for storing the test strips. The container has a plurality of radially extending slots formed by a plurality of dividing walls, and each slot is sized to receive a single test strip. A rotatably positionable cover is carried by the container for covering the plurality of radially extending slots. The cover includes an opening, which, when the cover rotates, aligns with one of the slots at a time to allow removal of a single test strip located within the respective slot. Accordingly, the unused test strips remain free of contaminants such as naturally occurring skin oils on a user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert E. West, John Lovell
  • Publication number: 20080290099
    Abstract: A container suitable for holding a fluid includes a body defining an interior volume and having a torso portion having a substantially square-shaped cross section, a shoulder portion joined above the torso portion and including a plurality of shoulder walls that define a substantially square cross-section, and a base portion, which may have a substantially square or octagonal cross section. The container body may be formed with indentations at each of its four bottom corners that are shaped to give the container relief from detrimental piercing contact with the lugs that are provided in the bottom of some square retention buckets used on commercial paint shakers. The body may be made substantially or entirely of polyethylene terephthalate. The container is particularly suited for colorants and pigment dispersions for tinting coatings and for shaking colorants and pigment dispersions prior to dispensing into a tinting machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: James E. MacDonald, Susan C. Jacob, Joseph N. Biber, Robert E. West, Keith R. Gosse
  • Publication number: 20080045900
    Abstract: A medication delivery device, particularly an intradermal delivery device, having a needle cannula, with a sharpened distal end having a forward tip, and a limiter disposed about the needle cannula. The limiter has a distal end defining a skin engaging surface which is disposed transversely to, and at least partially about, the needle cannula. The skin engaging surface is generally non-flat with generally coplanar portions, and a recess being defined in the skin engaging surface which defines a void in or adjacent to the coplanar portions into which portions of a patient's skin can be deformed into when the skin engaging surface is pressed against the patient's skin. The forward tip of the needle cannula is spaced apart from a plane defined by the coplanar portions a distance ranging from about 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm such that the skin engaging surface limits penetration of the forward tip of the needle cannula to the dermis layer of the patient's skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventors: Paul G. Alchas, Peter W. Heyman, Marina S. Korisch, William A. Easterbrook, Robert E. West, Todd M. Chelak
  • Patent number: 7192405
    Abstract: A lancing device integrated with a sensing strip and method of making and using the same are provided. A lance and analyte sensing strip are combined in a single, preferably disposable, device. In a preferred embodiment, a slot is provided in a support member so the lance can be engaged by a lance driver and driven into the skin producing a bodily fluid sample from a wound. The sensing area of the sensing strip is adjacent to the wound location reducing dexterity requirements for patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John D. DeNuzzio, Steven Keith, Lawrence A. Monahan, Phyllis Palmer, Bill Stewart, Todd M. Chelak, Robert E. West, William Allen, Frederick Karl, Lee Griswold
  • Publication number: 20040064068
    Abstract: A lancing device integrated with a sensing strip and method of making and using the same are provided. A lance and analyte sensing strip are combined in a single, preferably disposable, device. In a preferred embodiment, a slot is provided in a support member so the lance can be engaged by a lance driver and driven into the skin producing a bodily fluid sample from a wound. The sensing area of the sensing strip is adjacent to the wound location reducing dexterity requirements for patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: John D. DeNuzzio, Steven Keith, Lawrence A. Monahan, Phyllis Palmer, Bill Stewart, Todd M. Chelak, Robert E. West, William Allen, Frederick Karl, Lee Griswold
  • Publication number: 20030187470
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West, Michael A. Di Biasi, Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, William J. Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott W. Reed, Ray Adams
  • Patent number: 6595960
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of providing a flexible needle assembly for use with a medication delivery pen. The flexible needle assembly includes a needle cannula having proximal and distal points and a hub coupled to the needle cannula. The hub includes a flexible roof, or ball-and-socket arrangement, that permits the needle cannula to move about the centerline of the hub. The flexible roof can include one or more concentric ribs to enhance flexibility of the needle cannula about the centerline of the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2003
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert E. West, Michael A. DiBiasi
  • Patent number: 6558402
    Abstract: A lancer device that enables a user to draw blood from a patient and discard the used lancet without touching it. The device also has an adjustable tip for selecting the depth of stylet penetration into the patient and a triggering mechanism that utilizes a yoke latch and a leaf spring to discharge the lancet. The lancer also has a dampening feature to reduce vibrations when the lancet is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Todd M. Chelak, Jonathan B. Gabel, Robert E. West, Michael A. Di Biasi, Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, William J. Allen, Alan Bachman, Scott W. Reed, Ray Adams
  • Patent number: 6491709
    Abstract: A new tip for a conventional lancer that provides for improved blood flow from a lancet puncture site not located on a patient's finger. The new lancer tip includes a plurality of crenellations that exert rotational force on the skin surrounding the lancet puncture site when the lancer is rotated to enhance blood flow from the lancet puncture site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2002
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sharma, Amir A. Sharifi-Mehr, Robert E. West, Robert J. Strowe
  • Publication number: 20020151849
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of providing a flexible needle assembly for use with a medication delivery pen. The flexible needle assembly includes a needle cannula having proximal and distal points and a hub coupled to the needle cannula. The hub includes a flexible roof, or ball-and-socket arrangement, that permits the needle cannula to move about the centerline of the hub. The flexible roof can include one or more concentric ribs to enhance flexibility of the needle cannula about the centerline of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Robert E. West, Michael A. DiBiasi
  • Publication number: 20020082521
    Abstract: A new tip for a conventional lancer that provides for improved blood flow from a lancet puncture site not located on a patient's finger. The new lancer tip includes a plurality of crenellations that exert rotational force on the skin surrounding the lancet puncture site when the lancer is rotated to enhance blood flow from the lancet puncture site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sharma, Amir A. Sharifi-Mehr, Robert E. West, Robert J. Strowe
  • Patent number: 6346094
    Abstract: A pen needle magazine dispenser for holding and dispensing a novel pen needle assembly. The pen needle magazine dispenser includes a number of threaded sleeves within cavities that interact with threads on each pen needle assembly to attach the pen needle to a special adapter on a conventional medication delivery pen. The magazine dispenser includes a sterility barrier and a cap to cover the pen needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert E. West, Tuan V. Nguyen, Michael A. Dibiasi, Amir Ali Sharifi-Mehr, Todd M. Chelak, Jeffrey R. McMurray, Raymond Michael Layton, Donald D. Taubenheim, Roger W. Hoeck