Patents by Inventor William G. Atterbury

William G. Atterbury 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: 20210369965
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffers from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: 11065386
    Abstract: An automatic medication injection device that provides a user with audible notice of injecting progress. The device in one form includes a plurality of sound elements located on drive mechanism portion that inserts within a barrel of a container of medication to advance a sealing plunger of that container. The device also includes at least one actuating element movable axially with the container of medication within the device housing, which at least one actuating is element arranged to engage the plurality of sound elements to generate audible notices as the advancing portion moves past the at least one actuating element when advancing the sealing plunger for an injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Steven Michael Madland, Christopher Paul McKenzie, Jessica Diane Modlich
  • Patent number: 11052195
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffer from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to a plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Publication number: 20210178035
    Abstract: Devices and systems disclosed herein may include a negative pressure pump that includes a reservoir defining a lumen and a longitudinal axis, a piston, and a drive assembly comprising a spring. Motion of the spring may move the piston along the longitudinal axis of the reservoir to create a negative pressure within the reservoir. Methods of manufacturing a negative pressure pump and using a negative pressure pump to remove fluid from a target site are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Eric HASSENPFLUG, John BARTHOLOMEW, Steven MADLAND, David HOLLEY, John P. TALLARICO, Larry K. HOOKS, JR., Corrie BENNISON, William G. ATTERBURY, Michael Scott ULRICH, Russell KITTEL, Jeffrey L. ELLIS, Thomas HAUBERT
  • Patent number: 11002752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a cooling, heating and fan arrangement for maintaining a predetermined optimum temperature of the samples during testing; a visual, circumferential and axial alignment system for aligning the samples within the carousel; a transfer system for transferring the samples from the carousel to the centrifuge; a balancing system of minimizing the rotational vibrations of the centrifuge; a safety system and anti-tipping design for the sample containing system; liquid dispensing arms for dispensing the buffered saline solution; and discharge ports for discharging and disposing of the liquid removed from the samples to a location external of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: POCARED Diagnostics LTD., Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10874818
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery system, which includes an aerosol delivery unit, the aerosol delivery unit including: a cartridge receiver, which is configured to receive a cartridge assembly; and an inductor configured to receive the cartridge assembly and heat a liquid formulation within a capillary tube to produce an aerosol by induction heating. The cartridge assembly including an active part of the cartridge assembly including a capillary tube; a susceptor, the susceptor configured to partially surround the capillary tube; and a pair of displaceable covers, which surround at least the capillary tube and the susceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Hassenpflug, Larry Keith Hooks, Jr., James A. Prescott, Ludwin Mora, Michael Scott Ulrich, Jane O'Loughlin, Steve Wilder, William G. Atterbury, Thomas D. Haubert, Ryan Somogye, Michael Ko, Stephen C. Schmitt, Michael Lorenz, Lawrence A. Weinstein, James Leamon
  • Publication number: 20200400576
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a disposable cartridge and an optical cup or cuvette having a tapered surface; an optics system including an optical reader and a thermal controller; an optical analyzer; a cooling system; and an improved spectrometer. The system may utilize the disposable cartridge in the sample processor and the optical cup or cuvette in the optical analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: December 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20200324051
    Abstract: Autoinjectors and methods of injection are described that feature release mechanisms and/or end-of-dose sound which can operate in conjunction with a powered plunger to efficiently inject a controlled dose from a syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Steve Madland, Adam Fox, Steven E. Huckaby, Jake Pyzza
  • Patent number: 10801962
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a disposable cartridge and an optical cup or cuvette having a tapered surface; an optics system including an optical reader and a thermal controller; an optical analyzer; a cooling system; and an improved spectrometer. The system may utilize the disposable cartridge in the sample processor and the optical cup or cuvette in the optical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20200240977
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10656140
    Abstract: A system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in urine samples which includes: 1) several disposable cartridges for holding four disposable components including a centrifuge tube, a pipette tip having a 1 ml volume, a second pipette tip having a 0.5 ml volume, and an optical cup or cuvette; 2) a sample processor for receiving the disposable cartridges and processing the urine samples including transferring the processed urine sample to the optical cups; and 3) an optical analyzer for receiving the disposable cartridges and configured to analyze the type and quantity of micro-organisms in the urine sample. The disposable cartridges with their components including the optical cups or cuvettes are used in the sample processor, and the optical cups or cuvettes containing the processed urine samples are used in the optical analyzer for identifying and quantifying the type of micro-organism existing in the processed urine samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Russell H. Barnes, Douglas E. Boyd, Joseph D. Dennis, Jonathan Gurfinkel, Dave Holley, Steven E. Huckaby, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Kevin Sadeski, Jason A. Schaefer, K. Bryan Scott, Carol Stillman, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10548778
    Abstract: Devices and systems disclosed herein may include a negative pressure pump that includes a reservoir defining a lumen and a longitudinal axis, a piston, and a drive assembly comprising a spring. Motion of the spring may move the piston along the longitudinal axis of the reservoir to create a negative pressure within the reservoir. Methods of manufacturing a negative pressure pump and using a negative pressure pump to remove fluid from a target site are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: IC Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Hassenpflug, John Bartholomew, Steven Madland, David Holley, John P. Tallarico, Larry K. Hooks, Jr., Corrie Bennison, William G. Atterbury, Michael Scott Ulrich, Russell Kittel, Jeffrey L. Ellis, Thomas Haubert
  • Publication number: 20190298576
    Abstract: Devices and systems disclosed herein may include a negative pressure pump that includes a reservoir defining a lumen and a longitudinal axis, a piston, and a drive assembly comprising a spring. Motion of the spring may move the piston along the longitudinal axis of the reservoir to create a negative pressure within the reservoir. Methods of manufacturing a negative pressure pump and using a negative pressure pump to remove fluid from a target site are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Eric HASSENPFLUG, John BARTHOLOMEW, Steven MADLAND, David HOLLEY, John P. TALLARICO, Larry K. HOOKS, JR., Corrie BENNISON, William G. ATTERBURY, Michael Scott ULRICH, Russell KITTEL, Jeffrey L. ELLIS, Thomas HAUBERT
  • Publication number: 20190285661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a cooling, heating and fan arrangement for maintaining a predetermined optimum temperature of the samples during testing; a visual, circumferential and axial alignment system for aligning the samples within the carousel; a transfer system for transferring the samples from the carousel to the centrifuge; a balancing system of minimizing the rotational vibrations of the centrifuge; a safety system and anti-tipping design for the sample containing system; liquid dispensing arms for dispensing the buffered saline solution; and discharge ports for discharging and disposing of the liquid removed from the samples to a location external of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10363377
    Abstract: A puller assembly for removing a shield from around a needle of a syringe. The puller assembly includes a grip component and a cap. The grip component has a tubular body defining an interior hollow which axially receives the shield. The tubular body has a slit that allows it to be forcibly shifted from a first arrangement to a second arrangement to change the size of the interior hollow. The tubular body includes a radial inner face with at least one radial inward projection for directly engaging the shield. The cap is grippable by a user. The grip component is held by the cap when inserted within a cavity of the cap during manufacturing installation, and when so held at least one radial inward projection of the grip component engages the shield for removal of the shield from around the needle when the cap is moved. A method of mounting a puller assembly to a shield around a needle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Eric Gustin Hassenpflug, Steven Michael Madland, Christopher Paul McKenzie, Mark Lafever
  • Patent number: 10288632
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a cooling, heating and fan arrangement for maintaining a predetermined optimum temperature of the samples during testing; a visual, circumferential and axial alignment system for aligning the samples within the carousel; a transfer system for transferring the samples from the carousel to the centrifuge; a balancing system of minimizing the rotational vibrations of the centrifuge; a safety system and anti-tipping design for the sample containing system; liquid dispensing arms for dispensing the buffered saline solution; and discharge ports for discharging and disposing of the liquid removed from the samples to a location external of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: POCARED DIAGNOSTICS LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20180348135
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a disposable cartridge and an optical cup or cuvette having a tapered surface; an optics system including an optical reader and a thermal controller; an optical analyzer; a cooling system; and an improved spectrometer. The system may utilize the disposable cartridge in the sample processor and the optical cup or cuvette in the optical analyzer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Patent number: 10073036
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for conducting the identification and quantification of micro-organisms, e.g., bacteria in biological samples. More particularly, the invention relates to a system comprising a disposable cartridge and an optical cup or cuvette having a tapered surface; an optics system including an optical reader and a thermal controller; an optical analyzer; a cooling system; and an improved spectrometer. The system may utilize the disposable cartridge in the sample processor and the optical cup or cuvette in the optical analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: POCARED Diagnostics LTD.
    Inventors: Gal Ingber, William G. Atterbury, Dave Holley, Thomas A. Klausing, John S. Laudo, Jason A. Schaefer, Sherwood Talbert, John Tallarico
  • Publication number: 20180200442
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and apparatus for injecting a medicine, especially a highly viscous medicine. Conventional methods and apparatus for injecting viscous medicines suffers from a variety of problems such as excessive force during the initial needle insertion and initial injection. In an inventive method, during the initial phase of the injection, energy is stored in a torsion spring that is subsequently released during a later stage of the injection. The present invention also provides for an improved autoinjector; especially via the use of a combination compression and torsion spring that powers the injection through controlling force applied to plunger via a screw flange or nut having pins that ride in a prescribed path down the length of the autoinjector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Douglas E. Boyd
  • Patent number: D956205
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shekhar Nimkar, Adam C. Fox, Jessica Diane Young, Beverly Anne Piatt, James Alan Prescott, William G. Atterbury