Patents by Inventor Sean M. O'Connor

Sean M. O'Connor 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: 10322231
    Abstract: A drive mechanism includes a housing, a piston adapted to impart movement to a plunger seal within a drug container, a plurality of biasing members disposed in parallel, and a retainer. The biasing members are disposed to release energy to cause movement of the piston from a retracted first position to the extended second position, the piston bearing against the plunger seal to dispense medicine. The retainer is disposed to maintain the biasing members in the energized position and to release the biasing members to permit the piston to dispense the medicine. The drive mechanism may also include an end-of-dose indicator to identify at least one of when the sleeve assembly is disposed subjacent a window in the housing, the relative motion of the sleeve assembly with reference to the window or another reference component, the stoppage of such motion, and the rated or change of rate of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: UNL Holdings
    Inventors: Ryan M. Agard, Ian B. Hanson, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 10251996
    Abstract: A variable rate controlled delivery drive mechanism includes a drive mechanism housing, at least partially within which initially resides a biasing member positioned in an initially energized state within an inner cavity of a piston. The drive mechanism may include a gear drive having one or more screws and one or more corresponding nuts. The piston contacts a plunger seal and is configured to axially translate the plunger seal, by force asserted upon it from the biasing member, from a first position to a second position within a drug container for drug delivery. The biasing member is metered from free expansion from its energized state by the gear drive and a gear assembly mechanism having a motor. A drug delivery pump utilizes such variable rate controlled delivery mechanisms. A status reader configured to recognize one or more corresponding status triggers is utilized to provide feedback to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Vincent E. Mandes, Sean M. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20190022306
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a wearable drug delivery device including a container filled at least partially with a drug including at least one of a PCSK9 (Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 9) specific antibody, a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), a sclerostin antibody, or a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody. The wearable drug delivery device may include a needle and an insertion mechanism configured to insert the needle into a patient. A fluid pathway connector may define a sterile fluid flowpath between the container and the insertion mechanism. Optionally, a cannula initially disposed about the needle may be included. The cannula may be retained in the patient at an injection site created by the needle after the needle is withdrawn from the patient. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Amgen Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. GIBSON, Sheldon B. MOBERG, Basel Hasan TAHA, Margaux Frances BOYAVAL, Mark A. DESTEFANO, John C. LOVE, Ian B. HANSON, Paul F. BENTE, IV, Matthew J. CLEMENTE, Rajan RAMASWAMY, Daniel S. CODD, Scott BEAVER, Kevin L. BOKELMAN, Sean M. O'CONNOR, Robert DECKER, Gautam N. SHETTY, Ryan M. AGARD, Nicholas J. CICCARELLI, Daniel DAVENPORT
  • Publication number: 20180304006
    Abstract: A variable rate controlled delivery drive mechanism includes a drive mechanism housing, at least partially within which initially resides a biasing member positioned in an initially energized state within an inner cavity of a piston. The drive mechanism may include a gear drive having one or more screws and one or more corresponding nuts. The piston contacts a plunger seal and is configured to axially translate the plunger seal, by force asserted upon it from the biasing member, from a first position to a second position within a drug container for drug delivery. The biasing member is metered from free expansion from its energized state by the gear drive and a gear assembly mechanism having a motor. A drug delivery pump utilizes such variable rate controlled delivery mechanisms. A status reader configured to recognize one or more corresponding status triggers is utilized to provide feedback to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Vincent E. Mandes, Sean M. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20180264193
    Abstract: A drive mechanism having integrated status indication includes a drive housing, a status switch interconnect, a drive biasing member, a piston, and a drug container having a cap, a pierceable seal, a barrel, and a plunger seal, wherein the drive biasing member is configured to bear upon an interface surface of the piston. Drive mechanism may include an incremental status stem having a stem interconnect, wherein the stem resides within the drive housing and the piston, and wherein the stem has an interconnect which engages one or more contacts on the piston to provide incremental feedback. A drug delivery pump with integrated status indication includes a housing and an assembly platform, upon which an activation mechanism, an insertion mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, a power and control system, and the drive mechanism having a drug container may be mounted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 9999727
    Abstract: A drive mechanism having integrated status indication includes a drive housing, a status switch interconnect, a drive biasing member, a piston, and a drug container having a cap, a pierceable seal, a barrel, and a plunger seal, wherein the drive biasing member is configured to bear upon an interface surface of the piston. Drive mechanism may include an incremental status stem having a stem interconnect, wherein the stem resides within the drive housing and the piston, and wherein the stem has an interconnect which engages one or more contacts on the piston to provide incremental feedback. A drug delivery pump with integrated status indication includes a housing and an assembly platform, upon which an activation mechanism, an insertion mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, a power and control system, and the drive mechanism having a drug container may be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20180043091
    Abstract: A drive mechanism includes a housing, a piston adapted to impart movement to a plunger seal within a drug container, a plurality of biasing members disposed in parallel, and a retainer. The biasing members are disposed to release energy to cause movement of the piston from a retracted first position to the extended second position, the piston bearing against the plunger seal to dispense medicine. The retainer is disposed to maintain the biasing members in the energized position and to release the biasing members to permit the piston to dispense the medicine. The drive mechanism may also include an end-of-dose indicator to identify at least one of when the sleeve assembly is disposed subjacent a window in the housing, the relative motion of the sleeve assembly with reference to the window or another reference component, the stoppage of such motion, and the rated or change of rate of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan M. Agard, Ian B. Hanson, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20180008769
    Abstract: A user-initiated fluid pathway connection includes: a connection hub, a piercing member, a sterile sleeve, and a drug container having a cap, a pierceable seal, a barrel, and a plunger seal, wherein the piercing member is initially retained within the sterile sleeve between the connection hub and the pierceable seal of the drug container. The connection hub may include an internal aperture within the connection hub which functions as a flow restrictor and wherein a piercing member is connected to one end of the internal aperture and a fluid conduit is connected to another end of the internal aperture. A drug delivery pump with integrated sterility maintenance features includes a housing, upon which an activation mechanism, an insertion mechanism, a fluid pathway connection as described above, a power and control system, and a drive mechanism connected to a drug container are mounted. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Rajan Ramaswamy, Daniel S. Codd, Scott W. Beaver, Kevin L. Bokelman, John C. Love
  • Patent number: 9814832
    Abstract: A drive mechanism includes a housing, a piston adapted to impart movement to a plunger seal within a drug container, a plurality of biasing members disposed in parallel, and a retainer. The biasing members are disposed to release energy to cause movement of the piston from a retracted first position to the extended second position, the piston bearing against the plunger seal to dispense medicine. The retainer is disposed to maintain the biasing members in the energized position and to release the biasing members to permit the piston to dispense the medicine. The drive mechanism may also include an end-of-dose indicator to identify at least one of when the sleeve assembly is disposed subjacent a window in the housing, the relative motion of the sleeve assembly with reference to the window or another reference component, the stoppage of such motion, and the rated or change of rate of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Agard, Ian B. Hanson, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20170281859
    Abstract: A drive mechanism includes a housing, a piston adapted to impart movement to a plunger seal within a drug container, a plurality of biasing members disposed in parallel, and a retainer. The biasing members are disposed to release energy to cause movement of the piston from a retracted first position to the extended second position, the piston bearing against the plunger seal to dispense medicine. The retainer is disposed to maintain the biasing members in the energized position and to release the biasing members to permit the piston to dispense the medicine. The drive mechanism may also include an end-of-dose indicator to identify at least one of when the sleeve assembly is disposed subjacent a window in the housing the relative motion of the sleeve assembly with reference to the window or another reference component, the stoppage of such motion, and the rated or change of rate of motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Ryan M. Agard, Ian B. Hanson, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Paul F. Bente, IV, John C. Love, Christopher Edward Hatch
  • Patent number: 9707335
    Abstract: A drive mechanism includes a housing, a piston adapted to impart movement to a plunger seal within a drug container, a plurality of biasing members disposed in parallel, and a retainer. The biasing members are disposed to release energy to cause movement of the piston from a retracted first position to the extended second position, the piston bearing against the plunger seal to dispense medicine. The retainer is disposed to maintain the biasing members in the energized position and to release the biasing members to permit the piston to dispense the medicine. The drive mechanism may also include an end-of-dose indicator to identify at least one of when the sleeve assembly is disposed subjacent a window in the housing, the relative motion of the sleeve assembly with reference to the window or another reference component, the stoppage of such motion, and the rated or change of rate of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Ryan M. Agard, Ian B. Hanson, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli, Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Paul F. Bente, IV, John C. Love, Christopher Edward Hatch
  • Patent number: 9707337
    Abstract: A user-initiated fluid pathway connection includes: a connection hub, a piercing member, a sterile sleeve, and a drug container having a cap, a pierceable seal, a barrel, and a plunger seal, wherein the piercing member is initially retained within the sterile sleeve between the connection hub and the pierceable seal of the drug container. The connection hub may include an internal aperture within the connection hub which functions as a flow restrictor and wherein a piercing member is connected to one end of the internal aperture and a fluid conduit is connected to another end of the internal aperture. A drug delivery pump with integrated sterility maintenance features includes a housing, upon which an activation mechanism, an insertion mechanism, a fluid pathway connection as described above, a power and control system, and a drive mechanism connected to a drug container are mounted. Methods of assembly and operation are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Rajan Ramaswamy, Daniel S. Codd, Scott W. Beaver, Kevin L. Bokelman, John C. Love
  • Publication number: 20170080149
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Applicant: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 9511189
    Abstract: An insertion mechanism for a drug pump includes an insertion mechanism housing; a manifold guide; an insertion biasing members initially held in an energized state; a retraction biasing member and a hub connected to a proximal end of a needle, wherein the retraction biasing member is held initially in an energized state between the hub and the manifold guide; and a manifold having a septum and a cannula, wherein the annular space between the septum and the cannula defines a manifold header. The needle and cannula are inserted into the body of a user by the insertion biasing member(s), after which only the needle is retracted. Retraction of the needle may open a fluid pathway from the manifold header to the body through the cannula. A drug delivery pump includes an activation mechanism, a drive mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, and the insertion mechanism. Assembly and operation methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Robert Decker, Gautam N. Shetty, Mark A. DeStefano, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20160136355
    Abstract: A medical device pump with a housing with a compartment for removably receiving a cartridge containing a therapeutic agent, a conduit configured to operatively provide a fluid flow path for therapeutic agent to exit from the cartridge, a user activated delivery button, a trigger mechanism, and a pump mechanism employing an articulating, coiled drive spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Sean M. O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20150359965
    Abstract: A replaceable fluid restriction mechanism includes: an aperture residing adjacent to a fluid pathway connection and configured to permit flow of a drug fluid through the aperture when the fluid pathway connection is open; an entry point of a fluid channel configured such that the flow of drug fluid can travel through aperture to the entry point and through the fluid channel to an exit point; and an outlet aperture of a port through which the flow of drug fluid may travel after exiting the exit point, wherein a fluid conduit is connected to the fluid restriction mechanism at the outlet aperture. A configurable fluid restriction mechanism includes a plurality of fluid channels, selectable to align with the entry point and an exit point of the fluid restriction mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: December 17, 2015
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Matthew J. Clemente
  • Publication number: 20150287137
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for providing a financial health indicator based on the user's credit report score and the user's budget indicator. Implemented in conjunction with a budget tracking system, the invention may provide financial health indicators indicating both short-term budget impact and long-term budget impact. In addition, certain embodiments provide for recognizing recurring expenditures and automatically providing the user with the budget impact of such recurring expenditures as a financial health indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazi M. Ariff, Carol A. Smith, Shane A. Johnson, Russell W. Tipper, Yicong Li, Sean M. O'Connor, Thomas D. Kelley, Susan S. Thomas, William F. Borowski, William J. Aheron, Judith M. Anderson, Steven K. Hayes, Neal G. Wolfson, Jeffrey P. Judd, James P. Kirkman, Jeffrey H. Bierer
  • Publication number: 20150221044
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for a financial health indicator. The financial health indicator provides a dynamic indication of a user's financial health in terms of their current credit and their current ability to save in relation to a budget. The systems, methods, and computer program products also provide for user-configured spending guardrails in a budget tracking system. The use of spending guardrails is instrumental in insuring that the user of the budget tracking system adheres to their assigned budget. By providing for dynamically configurable spending thresholds the user may define, change, suspend, or the like spending guardrails as dictated by current circumstances. The configurable nature of the guardrails insures that guardrails are tailored to the needs of the individual user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Applicant: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: KAZI M. ARIFF, CAROL A. SMITH, SHANE A. JOHNSON, RUSSELL W. TIPPER, YICONG LI, SEAN M. O'CONNOR, THOMAS D. KELLEY, SUSAN S. THOMAS, WILLIAM F. BOROWSKI, WILLIAM J. AHERON, JUDITH M. ANDERSON, STEVEN K. HAYES, NEAL G. WOLFSON, JEFFREY P. JUDD, JAMES P. KIRKMAN, JEFFREY H. BIERER
  • Patent number: D745142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: UNITRACT SYRINGE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Kun-Chi Wu
  • Patent number: D768288
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Unitract Syringe PTY LTD
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Kun-chi Wu