Patents by Inventor William Timmis

William Timmis 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: 20220305206
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an audible and/or tactile indicator for use with a drug delivery device including a resilient force member configured to reside in two or more states having two or more different conformations, wherein in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed in a first conformation, wherein in a biased state, the resilient force member is biased to store energy in a second conformation different to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member releases stored energy to generate an audible signal when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state due to a transition from the second conformation to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member is bent by a certain angle about a longitudinal axis forming a longitudinal round fold with two adjacent angled wing-shaped sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Publication number: 20220257865
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, comprising a mechanical audible indicator capable of producing an audible signal with a volume of at least 100 dB.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Publication date: August 18, 2022
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Patent number: 11400232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an audible and/or tactile indicator for use with a drug delivery device including a resilient force member configured to reside in two or more states having two or more different conformations, wherein in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed in a first conformation, wherein in a biased state, the resilient force member is biased to store energy in a second conformation different to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member releases stored energy to generate an audible signal when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state due to a transition from the second conformation to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member is bent by a certain angle about a longitudinal axis forming a longitudinal round fold with two adjacent angled wing-shaped sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Publication number: 20220184313
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device comprising a body extending along a longitudinal axis, at least one arm member arranged within the body and extending essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a container retaining a drug, wherein the container comprises a flange that is arranged at an axial position along the longitudinal axis, wherein the flange has at least one first radial edge region having a first radial distance to the longitudinal axis and at least one second radial edge region having a second radial distance to the longitudinal axis, wherein the second radial distance is greater than the first radial distance, and wherein, in the axial position, the at least one arm member is arranged and configured such that at least one aligning feature of the arm member is arranged at a third radial distance to the longitudinal axis that is smaller than the second radial distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Publication date: June 16, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, Tomas Correa, Andrew Labat-Rochecouste
  • Patent number: 11357922
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, comprising a mechanical audible indicator capable of producing an audible signal with a volume of at least 100 dB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Cap
    Publication number: 20210402102
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap assembly for a medicament delivery device comprising a cap body configured to be detachably mounted to a housing of a medicament delivery device, and a cap lid configured to be attached to the cap body, wherein the cap body is configured to receive a needle sleeve and the cap lid when the cap assembly is attached to a medicament delivery device, the cap lid comprising an anti-recapping element configured to prevent the cap assembly from being reattached to a housing of a medicament delivery device once the cap assembly has been removed and the medicament delivery device has been used, wherein the anti-recapping element comprises a projection configured to engage a needle sleeve of a medicament delivery device to prevent the cap assembly being reattached to a housing of a medicament delivery device once the medicament delivery device has been used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Uwe Dasbach
  • Publication number: 20210369966
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an audible and/or tactile indicator for use with a drug delivery device including a resilient force member configured to reside in two or more states having two or more different conformations, wherein in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed in a first conformation, wherein in a biased state, the resilient force member is biased to store energy in a second conformation different to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member releases stored energy to generate an audible signal when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state due to a transition from the second conformation to the first conformation, wherein the resilient force member is bent by a certain angle about a longitudinal axis forming a longitudinal round fold with two adjacent angled wing-shaped sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, James Green
  • Publication number: 20210170115
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an audible indicator in combination with a drug delivery device having a resilient force member capable of resting in either of two states. In a biased state, the resilient force member is biased and stores energy and in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed. The resilient force member releases the stored energy when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state, thereby generating an audible signal, wherein the resilient force member is supported by a retaining element in the biased state in order to prevent transition into the relaxed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20210128837
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an audible indicator for use with a drug delivery device comprising a bistable resilient force member capable of residing in two states. In a biased state, the resilient force member is biased and stores energy In a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed. The resilient force member releases the stored energy when transitioning from the biased state into the relaxed state, thereby generating an audible signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20210113775
    Abstract: The present application relates to shock absorbers for injection devices. According to a first aspect, this specification discloses an injection device comprising: a medicament container; a stopper translatably disposed within the medicament container; and a plunger rod comprising: a plunger rod body; and a shock absorber, wherein the plunger rod is operable to displace the stopper; and wherein the shock absorber contacts the stopper during displacement of the stopper by the plunger rod, thereby reducing an impact force between the plunger rod and the stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Hugo Revellat, Robbie Wilson, Jim Bradford, Thomas Kemp, William Timmis, Andrew Labat-Rochccouste
  • Publication number: 20210077743
    Abstract: A syringe carrier includes a housing adapted to receive a syringe having a needle encapsulated by a removable protective needle sheath, and two or more flexible arms protruding inwards in a relaxed state and adapted to couple with the syringe in a mounted position. The flexible arms are adapted to deflect radially outwards in a pre-assembled position of the syringe in the syringe carrier. In the mounted position the flexible arms are allowed to return into the relaxed state due, in part, to an axial force operating on the syringe carrier. The disclosure further relates to an autoinjector and a method of assembling the autoinjector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, William Timmis, Louise Hodgson
  • Publication number: 20210069420
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drive subassembly for a drug delivery device, the drive subassembly comprising a housing and a plunger, wherein the plunger is adapted to be rotated between a locked position, in which the plunger is prevented from advancing, and a released position, in which the plunger is advancable, wherein at least one restraining component is provided to restrain rotation of the plunger from the locked position towards the released position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Mayer, Jim Bradford, William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Hugo Revellat
  • Patent number: 10926032
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an audible indicator for use with a drug delivery device comprising a bistable resilient force member capable of residing in two states. In a biased state, the resilient force member is biased and stores energy In a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed. The resilient force member releases the stored energy when transitioning from the biased state into the relaxed state, thereby generating an audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Patent number: 10918803
    Abstract: A syringe carrier includes a housing adapted to receive a syringe having a needle encapsulated by a removable protective needle sheath, and two or more flexible arms protruding inwards in a relaxed state and adapted to couple with the syringe in a mounted position. The flexible arms are adapted to deflect radially outwards in a pre-assembled position of the syringe in the syringe carrier. In the mounted position the flexible arms are allowed to return into the relaxed state due, in part, to an axial force operating on the syringe carrier. The disclosure further relates to an autoinjector and a method of assembling the autoinjector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, William Timmis, Louise Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10918811
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an audible indicator in combination with a drug delivery device having a resilient force member capable of resting in either of two states. In a biased state, the resilient force member is biased and stores energy and in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed. The resilient force member releases the stored energy when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state, thereby generating an audible signal, wherein the resilient force member is supported by a retaining element in the biased state in order to prevent transition into the relaxed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20200345936
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a plunger configured to transmit a force from an energy source to a piston of a primary container, the plunger comprising a plunger rod configured to be subjected to the force from the energy source, the plunger rod having an inner surface forming a cavity, wherein a support element adapted to constrain the energy source within the cavity protrudes radially inwards from the inner surface into the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Hugo Revellat, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20200345948
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device including: a housing configured to contain a drug container with a needle, a needle shroud that is telescopically connected to the housing, and a cap that is configured to be releasably connected to the housing before use of the device. At least one of the cap and the needle shroud is adapted to unreleasably lock the cap onto the housing after reapplying the cap onto the housing after the drug delivery device is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Marc Schader, William Timmis, Thomas Mark Kemp, Jim Bradford
  • Publication number: 20200330696
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, comprising a housing adapted to receive a medicament container, a plunger and a plunger release mechanism, the plunger release mechanism comprising a first plunger boss arranged on the plunger, a profiled slot arranged on the housing and adapted to be engaged by the first plunger boss so as to inhibit movement of the plunger in a distal direction, wherein the plunger is rotatable about a longitudinal axis to release the first plunger boss from the profiled slot so as to allow movement of the plunger in the distal direction, a sleeve coupled to the housing to permit movement of the sleeve relative to the housing, wherein a sleeve ramp is arranged on the sleeve, the sleeve ramp adapted to engage a rib or boss on the plunger to rotate the plunger to release the first plunger boss from the profiled slot when the sleeve is moved in a proximal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Jim Bradford, Thomas Mark Kemp, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20200289764
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a drug delivery device comprising: a housing adapted to receive a primary container with a piston, a plunger slidably disposed in the housing and adapted to drive the piston for delivering a medicament, a drive spring pre-loaded between the housing and the plunger so as to urge the plunger in a distal direction, an audible and/or tactile indicator, a trigger mechanism arranged between the indicator and the plunger, wherein the trigger mechanism is configured to support the indicator in an initial state of the device and during delivery of the medicament and to couple with the plunger to activate the audible and/or tactile indicator at or near an end of delivery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: Hugo Revellat, Thomas Mark Kemp, William Timmis
  • Publication number: 20180154089
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an audible indicator in combination with a drug delivery device having a resilient force member capable of resting in either of two states. In a biased state, the resilient force member is biased and stores energy and in a relaxed state, the resilient force member is relaxed. The resilient force member releases the stored energy when changing from the biased state into the relaxed state, thereby generating an audible signal, wherein the resilient force member is supported by a retaining element in the biased state in order to prevent transition into the relaxed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, William Timmis