Patents by Inventor Robert W. Swift

Robert W. Swift 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: 20210128842
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10918805
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20200197626
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20190201632
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 10092706
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: 9744304
    Abstract: An assembly includes a pre-filled syringe including a barrel with a first end and a second, open end, a plunger disposed within the barrel and spaced between the first end and the second, open end, a product disposed in the barrel between the first end of the barrel and the plunger, and an outwardly-directed rim disposed about the barrel at the second, open end. In addition, the assembly includes an identification tag secured to the outwardly-directed rim of the barrel of the syringe with an outwardly-facing surface of the tag overlying the second, open end of the barrel, the tag having an identifier disposed on the surface of the tag, the identifier including data regarding the pre-filled syringe, the product disposed in the barrel, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Swift, Donald Wilson
  • Publication number: 20160082191
    Abstract: An assembly includes a pre-filled syringe including a barrel with a first end and a second, open end, a plunger disposed within the barrel and spaced between the first end and the second, open end, a product disposed in the barrel between the first end of the barrel and the plunger, and an outwardly-directed rim disposed about the barrel at the second, open end. In addition, the assembly includes an identification tag secured to the outwardly-directed rim of the barrel of the syringe with an outwardly-facing surface of the tag overlying the second, open end of the barrel, the tag having an identifier disposed on the surface of the tag, the identifier including data regarding the pre-filled syringe, the product disposed in the barrel, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Swift, Donald Wilson
  • Patent number: 9227019
    Abstract: An assembly includes a pre-filled syringe including a barrel with a first end and a second, open end, a plunger disposed within the barrel and spaced between the first end and the second, open end, a product disposed in the barrel between the first end of the barrel and the plunger, and an outwardly-directed rim disposed about the barrel at the second, open end. In addition, the assembly includes an identification tag secured to the outwardly-directed rim of the barrel of the syringe with an outwardly-facing surface of the tag overlying the second, open end of the barrel, the tag having an identifier disposed on the surface of the tag, the identifier including data regarding the pre-filled syringe, the product disposed in the barrel, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Swift, Donald Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150045729
    Abstract: An autoinjector apparatus is disclosed which comprises a single-use cassette and an autoinjector. The cassette comprises a housing and a sleeve movably disposed in the housing. A syringe may be disposed in the sleeve and secured therein with a lock cap. The lock cap is affixed to a distal end of the sleeve and contacts the distal end of the syringe. A shield remover extends through an opening in a proximal end of the housing for removing a needle shield which covers a needle of the syringe. A cassette identification arrangement is provided on a surface of the housing to enable the autoinjector to identify the cassette. The autoinjector is provided with a detector for reading the cassette identification arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: AMGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Publication number: 20140066857
    Abstract: An assembly includes a pre-filled syringe including a barrel with a first end and a second, open end, a plunger disposed within the barrel and spaced between the first end and the second, open end, a product disposed in the barrel between the first end of the barrel and the plunger, and an outwardly-directed rim disposed about the barrel at the second, open end. In addition, the assembly includes an identification tag secured to the outwardly-directed rim of the barrel of the syringe with an outwardly-facing surface of the tag overlying the second, open end of the barrel, the tag having an identifier disposed on the surface of the tag, the identifier including data regarding the pre-filled syringe, the product disposed in the barrel, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Swift, Donald Wilson
  • Patent number: D808010
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D819201
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal D. Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D829890
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna
  • Patent number: D898908
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Michael Denzer, Robert W. Swift, Neal Johnston, Gabriele Ganzitti, Kenneth R. Ewing, Suhas Krishna