Patents by Inventor Ward K. Frye

Ward K. Frye 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: 5370622
    Abstract: A protective case is provided for receiving and supporting a medication infusion pump of the type used to deliver a selected medication such as insulin to a patient. The protective case comprises a transparent housing of impact resistant material for slide-fit reception of the pump, in combination with a seal cap for removable mounting onto the housing to define a substantially waterproof pump enclosure. The seal cap is formed from a resilient shock absorbing material and cooperates with additional shock absorber elements to resiliently support the pump within the housing. A catheter port is formed in the seal cap for sealed passage of a catheter tube extending from the pump to the patient. A belt clip is removably mounted onto the assembled case to prevent seal cap separation from the housing, and to provide a convenient structure for belt mounting of the protective case onto the body of patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: MiniMed Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Livingston, Ward K. Frye, Jeffrey F. Field