Patents by Inventor Tracy Ray Hottovy

Tracy Ray Hottovy 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: 10391250
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod separate and detached from a syringe barrel and a packaging member, the plunger rod having a sealing member and the packaging member having a first compartment and a second compartment is disclosed. With the syringe barrel received within the first compartment and the plunger rod received within the second compartment, the sealing member of the plunger rod seals the syringe barrel and the plunger rod within the packaging member. In this manner, the syringe assembly is placed in the packaging member in a manner that allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hilliard, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James Jude Pellegrini
  • Publication number: 20190070365
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a flexible stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The barrel includes anti-reflux structure for holding said stopper in a partially deflected position after fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being force against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Dustin Drake
  • Patent number: 10149941
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a flexible stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The barrel includes anti-reflux structure for holding said stopper in a partially deflected position after fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being force against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Dustin Drake
  • Publication number: 20180344938
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system including a shell for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The shell includes a first portion having a proximal end and a distal end having a disk-shaped bottom portion; and a second portion having a proximal end and a distal end. With the first portion engaged with the second portion to form the shell, the proximal end of the first portion and the proximal end of the second portion together define a syringe flange having a top wall that defines a shell proximal aperture, a bottom wall, and a sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Applicant: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte DUINAT, Tracy Ray HOTTOVY, Charles BIANCON, Charles D. SHERMER, Luc DORELON
  • Patent number: 10052437
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system including a shell for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The shell includes a first portion having a proximal end and a distal end having a disk-shaped bottom portion; and a second portion having a proximal end and a distal end. With the first portion engaged with the second portion to form the shell, the proximal end of the first portion and the proximal end of the second portion together define a syringe flange having a top wall that defines a shell proximal aperture, a bottom wall, and a sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Charles Biancon, Charles D. Shermer, Luc Dorelon
  • Publication number: 20170007771
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system including a shell for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The shell includes a first portion having a proximal end and a distal end having a disk-shaped bottom portion; and a second portion having a proximal end and a distal end. With the first portion engaged with the second portion to form the shell, the proximal end of the first portion and the proximal end of the second portion together define a syringe flange having a top wall that defines a shell proximal aperture, a bottom wall, and a sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Applicant: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte DUINAT, Tracy Ray HOTTOVY, Charles BIANCON, Charles D. SHERMER, Luc DORELON
  • Publication number: 20160228649
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod separate and detached from a syringe barrel and a packaging member, the plunger rod having a sealing member and the packaging member having a first compartment and a second compartment is disclosed. With the syringe barrel received within the first compartment and the plunger rod received within the second compartment, the sealing member of the plunger rod seals the syringe barrel and the plunger rod within the packaging member. In this manner, the syringe assembly is placed in the packaging member in a manner that allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hilliard, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James J. Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9375385
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 9333288
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod separate and detached from a syringe barrel and a packaging member, the plunger rod having a sealing member and the packaging member having a first compartment and a second compartment is disclosed. With the syringe barrel received within the first compartment and the plunger rod received within the second compartment, the sealing member of the plunger rod seals the syringe barrel and the plunger rod within the packaging member. In this manner, the syringe assembly is placed in the packaging member in a manner that allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hilliard, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James Jude Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 9333301
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The plunger includes anti-reflux structure for minimizing stopper deflection when fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being forced against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James J. Timko
  • Publication number: 20150258281
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a flexible stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The barrel includes anti-reflux structure for holding said stopper in a partially deflected position after fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being force against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Dustin Drake
  • Patent number: 9072844
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a flexible stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The barrel includes anti-reflux structure for holding said stopper in a partially deflected position after has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being force against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Dustin Drake
  • Publication number: 20150032064
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The plunger includes anti-reflux structure for minimizing stopper deflection when fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being forced against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James J. Timko
  • Patent number: 8882724
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The plunger includes anti-reflux structure for minimizing stopper deflection when fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being forced against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James J. Timko
  • Publication number: 20140114274
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 8617123
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 8512298
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The plunger includes anti-reflux structure for minimizing stopper deflection when fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being forced against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James John Timko
  • Publication number: 20110066116
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 7534233
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end including a distal wall with an elongate tip extending distally therefrom having a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. A plunger having an elongate body portion and a stopper slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel is provided. Anti-reflux structure in said barrel is provided for controlling stopper deflection when fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is in contact with structure on the distal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Becton, Dickson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Thomas A. Alheidt, Mitali Dutt