With Puncturing Connecting Means Patents (Class 141/329)
  • Patent number: 10953216
    Abstract: A drug mixing system including at least one receptacle port adaptor adapted to be inserted into a port of a fluid receptacle, at least one syringe adaptor adapted to be attached to a syringe and to the at least one receptacle port adaptor and at least one vial adaptor adapted for connection to a vial containing a drug and adapted for connection to the at least one syringe adaptor, the system being characterized in that at least one of the receptacle port adaptor, the at least one syringe adaptor and the at least one vial adaptor being vented to the atmosphere in a manner which prevents release to the atmosphere of possibly harmful contents of the vial in a liquid, solid or gaseous form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SIMPLIVIA HEALTCARE LTD.
    Inventors: Menachem Kraus, Eli Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10945920
    Abstract: A system includes a vial stabilizer base having a first body and a plurality of fingers projecting from the first body, with the plurality of fingers being annularly disposed about the first body, and a vial adapter having a second body and a plurality of arms projecting from the second body. The second body defines a passageway. The plurality of fingers of the vial stabilizer base defines a socket having a first seat configured to receive a vial and a second seat configured to receive the vial adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 10888498
    Abstract: An adapter (14) for transferring a substance from a first container (10) into a second container, having a circumferential wall (47) suitable for housing the first container, along which a cannula body (64) extends and by which said cannula body is coaxially surrounded at least in part, said adapter also comprising a hollow cylindrical section (26) connected to the cannula body and connectable to the second container. The cannula body extends with the longitudinal axis thereof perpendicular to one side of a wall (24) running transversely with respect to the circumferential wall and the hollow cylindrical section extends with the longitudinal axis perpendicular to the other side of the wall. The adapter (14) has a cup-shaped outer body (18) having an outer circumferential wall (32) and the wall (24), running transversely to the longitudinal axis of the outer body, which has an insert (46) having the circumferential wall (47).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SFM MEDICAL DEVICES GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Henninger, Markus Kehr
  • Patent number: 10888496
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to medical vials pre-attached with a vial adapter assembly for the transfer of gases/liquids/fluid or other substances to/from medical vials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: CORVIDA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, Dana Schramm, Andy Ahlberg
  • Patent number: 10821222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The cap and the infusion pump are each provided with at least one sensor or at least one detectable feature, arranged to interact with at least one corresponding detectable feature or sensor on the other of the cap and infusion pump device, to detect one or more of the presence, position or other characteristic of the cap when the cap is aligned or coupled with the infusion pump housing. The detectable feature and sensor may be magnetic, RF, mechanical, optical or any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M. Alderete, Jr., Sherif M. Ali, Benjamin A. Grover, Edgardo C. Halili, Susan McConnell Montalvo, Anthony C. Ng, Ulrich H. Rankers, Vaughn S. Sakae, Pablo Vazquez, Andrew E. Weaver, Matthew William Yavorsky, Edmond W. Yu, Jennifer L. Wagner, Mark Lin, Arsen Ibranyan, R. Marie Tieck, Adam S. Trock, Eric M. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 10786620
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The cap and the infusion pump are each provided with at least one sensor or at least one detectable feature, arranged to interact with at least one corresponding detectable feature or sensor on the other of the cap and infusion pump device, to detect one or more of the presence, position or other characteristic of the cap when the cap is aligned or coupled with the infusion pump housing. The detectable feature and sensor may be magnetic, RF, mechanical, optical or any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M. Alderete, Jr., Sherif M. Ali, Benjamin A. Grover, Edgardo C. Halili, Susan McConnell Montalvo, Anthony C. Ng, Ulrich H. Rankers, Vaughn S. Sakae, Pablo Vazquez, Andrew E. Weaver, Matthew William Yavorsky, Edmond W. Yu, Jennifer L. Wagner, Mark Lin, Arsen Ibranyan, R. Marie Tieck, Adam S. Trock, Eric M. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 10745191
    Abstract: A rectangular or square fluid container having a baffle assembly configured to fit inside an interior volume within the fluid container. The fluid container is capable of being pressurized and has a number of valves or ports on a top wall thereof, which valves or ports allow for the fluid container to be filled with a fluid, for the fluid container to be pressurized, and for the removal of fluid from the fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Clay Cox
  • Patent number: 10675628
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device comprising a first reservoir (1) having a predetermined sub-ambient pressure and volume and a presealed opening (1a), a second reservoir (2) containing a predetermined volume of a fluid (M) and having a presealed opening (2a), and a chamber (3) having an internal space (6) and an inlet (4) to the space (6) adapted to be connected to the opening (2a) of the second reservoir (2) and an outlet (5) from the space (6) adapted to be connected to the opening (1a) of the first reservoir (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Stephane Olivier, Luc Felden, Didier Metz
  • Patent number: 10596068
    Abstract: A drug container connector (1) is provided with a puncture needle (20) capable of puncturing a plug (186) that seals a mouth (183) of a container (180); and a cover (90) that covers an opening, on a tip side, of a flow channel (21) formed in the puncture needle (20). The puncture needle (20) is configured to penetrate the cover (90) and puncture the plug (186). The puncture needle (20) is provided on a connector main body (10). The cover (90) is held by a slider (50). The slider (90) is movable with respect to the connector main body (10) in a longitudinal direction of the puncture needle (20). The slider (50) is provided with claws (66, 76) capable of engaging with a flange (182) at the mouth of the container (180).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: JMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Okiyama, Hidetoshi Kato, Masahiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10544976
    Abstract: Described in detail herein is cooler apparatus. The cooler can include an outer shell and an inner shell. The outer shell can include a top face, a bottom face, a front surface, back surface a first side and a second side. The top face can be secured to the cooler using a zipper. The top face can provide access the inner shell. One or more bottle openers can be affixed to the front surface of the outer shell. The front surface can further include an enclosure accessible using a zipper. The bottom side can be compressible in response to receiving pressure. One or more straps can be affixed to either the first side, second side or back surface of the cooler. The inner shell can form a volume to store physical objects. The cooler can be a backpack, tote or a 24-pack cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Andrew Triska, Patrick Overbey
  • Patent number: 10526262
    Abstract: According to embodiments described in the specification, a chemical process includes the steps of reacting a chemical reaction fluid including a solvent, 1,2-biaryl gem-dibromocyclopropane or 1,2-biphenyl-gem-dibromocyclopropane, and a metal salt including a silver tetrafluoroborate salt at low temperatures to make 1-phenyl-2-bromo indenes in a vessel that is capable of being closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Gregory Rosocha
  • Patent number: 10478008
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing aromatic beverages by means of extraction of a respective substance, such as espresso coffee and similar, that comprises at least one extraction device (3) adapted for extracting an single dose of said substance provided in a package (2), for example in the form of a substantially rigid capsule or substantially flexible pod, and a previous opening disposition (5) disposed upstream of the extraction device (3) and adapted to provide passageways (53) in the single dose packages (2) before the latter are supplied to the extraction device (3). A process for preparing beverages with anticipated opening of a package (2) by means of the previous opening disposition (5) disposed upstream of the extraction device (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: NOVADELTA—COMÉRCIO E INDÚSTRIA DE CAFÉS S.A.
    Inventor: Rui Miguel Nabeiro
  • Patent number: 10478382
    Abstract: A bottle connector for use in a medical fluid transfer arrangement, the bottle connector having an axial direction and a radial direction and comprising a first part and a second part, the first part comprising a hollow piercing member comprising an inner gas channel and extending in the axial direction beyond the end of the first part. The second part comprises a bottle coupling member, for coupling the bottle connector to a medical bottle. The first and second parts are pre-connected and are concentrically arranged with respect to each other and the bottle connector has a transport configuration with a first, maximum length in which the piercing member is completely located within the bottle connector, and a fluid transfer configuration with a second, minimum length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Alexander Cederschiöld
  • Patent number: 10471727
    Abstract: A configuration of a liquid ejecting head enables a stable, continuous ink supply with the off-carriage method, even if a force operates in the direction of joint needle insertion and removal. To this end, a joint opening that accepts insertion of a joint needle on a printing apparatus side is placed at a position closer to a joint face between an ejecting head and a sub tank unit than a positioning opening that engages with a positioning member on the printing apparatus side. Consequently, even if external force is produced due to coupling, the force exerted on the joint face that is a weak portion of an inkjet head may be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Chiaki Muraoka, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Hiromasa Amma, Takuya Iwano, Takeshi Sekino
  • Patent number: 10464060
    Abstract: Vials for loading a fluid system are provided. The illustrative vials are configured to minimize air bubbles from being transferred into the fluid system. Certain vial embodiments are provided with filters to allow microbes to pass into the fluidic system, while retaining larger particulate matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BioFare Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Jones, Kirk Max Ririe, Stephanie Anne Thatcher, Jarrett Avery Killpack
  • Patent number: 10441507
    Abstract: A syringe adapter includes a housing having a first end and a second end with the first end configured to be secured to a first container, a cannula having a first end and a second end with the second end positioned within the housing, and a collet having a first end and a second end with at least a portion of the collet received within the housing. The collet includes a body defining a passageway, a seal member received by the passageway, and an arcuate, resilient locking member connected to the body of the collet. The collet is movable from a first position where the locking member is open to receive a mating connector to a second position where radially outward movement of the locking member is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Laurie Sanders
  • Patent number: 10406071
    Abstract: A needle-less vial assembly that includes a substance transfer assembly configured to telescopically engage with a vial neck of a vial. A first portion of the substance transfer assembly is configured to sealingly engage with an interior wall of the vial neck, where the first portion includes a first inlet configured to receive a substance from the vial. A second portion of the substance transfer assembly is configured to matingly engage with a syringe, and includes an outlet configured to dispense the substance to the syringe. A channel is defined through the first portion and the second portion, thereby enabling fluid communication of the substance from the vial to the syringe via the first inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Stephanie Davidson
  • Patent number: 10363199
    Abstract: A syringe adapter is used for connecting a dosing syringe to a container in order to take up a fluid. The syringe adapter has a fluid delivery channel for creating a flow connection between the inside of the container and the inside of the dosing syringe. At least one ventilation channel of the syringe adapter is used for creating an air connection between the inside of the container and the container surroundings. In at least one of the channels a non-return valve is arranged, which allows the passage of media in an open position and in a closed position closes the channel. This results in a syringe adapter which has improved handing and in particular provides sufficient dosing precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Christoph Merhold, Tobias Festel, Sebastian Maag, Gero Eichelkraut, Bernd Spindler
  • Patent number: 10344965
    Abstract: An integrated liquid injection evaporation container that includes a container body provided with a space for storing a liquid, a seal gasket configured to seal the container body from an upper end portion is provided on an upper portion of the container body, a press cap configured to press the seal gasket tight on the container body. A first injection hole configured to inject a fluid is provided on an upper end of the container body, and a second injection hole corresponding to the first injection hole is provided on the press cap. Use of the first injection hole, the second injection hole, and the seal gasket provides convenient liquid injection without contamination, and simple mechanical liquid injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SMISS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiatai Chen, Wanxiang Zou
  • Patent number: 10278897
    Abstract: Dual vial adapter assemblage modified including a drug vial adapter having a female connector fitted with a normally closed needlefree swabable self-sealing access valve, a liquid vial adapter with a male connector and a manually operable flow control arrangement. The flow control arrangement has three operative positions including an initial extended set-up position, an intermediate compacted flow communication position and a final detachment position for separating the drug vial adapter and the liquid vial adapter. The liquid vial adapter and the drug vial adapter are engaged in the initial extended set-up position and the intermediate compacted flow communication position. The self-sealing access valve is closed in the initial extended set-up position and compressed open in the intermediate compacted flow communication position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Uri David, Igor Denenburg, Elisheva Fabrikant
  • Patent number: 10245609
    Abstract: Improved fitment assemblies for headspace gas removal. In one configuration, a fitment assembly includes a fitment defining a fluid pathway between an interior and an exterior of a container, the fitment including a tubular body having an upper neck portion and a lower neck portion, the lower neck portion depending from the upper neck, the upper neck portion including a proximal end defining a proximal opening. The lower neck portion including a distal end defining a distal opening, the tubular body defining a central bore that passes therethrough, the central bore being concentric about a central axis and passing through the proximal opening and the distal opening a flange for coupling with a container, the flange extending radially outward at a junction with the upper neck portion and the lower neck portion, wherein the lower neck portion is configured to extend into the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Koland, Richard Chism, Bruce Musolf
  • Patent number: 10238813
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes a container with a receiving space containing a dispensable medium extractable via a dispensing element. A control body (19) with a connecting body (11) is longitudinally displaceable in a housing part (9), from an inactive base position to an active extraction position by a rotational movement. A media-carrying connection is created between the receiving space and the dispensing element. A control part of the control body (19) can be attached to a control path (54) of the connecting body (11). When the control body (19) moves rotationally relative to the housing part (9), each control part follows the rotational movement in an axially unchanged manner and brings the connecting body from the base position to an extraction position via each associable control path (54) of the connecting body (11). The control path comprises a slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KOCHER-PLASTIK MASCHINENBAU GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Spallek, Johannes Geser, Alexander Hammer, Alexander Beier, Alexander Muff
  • Patent number: 10206854
    Abstract: An adapter assembly for establishing bidirectional fluid connection between a cartridge and a vial includes a housing having an open first end adapted to engage the cartridge and a second open end adapted to engage the vial. The adapter includes a needle assembly having a first tip and a second tip, with the needle assembly disposed within the housing and at least partially supported by a needle holder. The needle assembly is movable relative to the housing from an initial position in which the first and second tip are isolated from the cartridge and vial, to an end of use position, in which first tip is engaged with the vial and the second tip is engaged with the cartridge, establishing fluid communication therebetween. The needle assembly is maintained in the initial position by a locking structure which is released by rotationally advancing the needle holder relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Haiming Wu, Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 10143799
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly of an infusion set for infusing fluids into a subcutaneously implanted access port is disclosed. The needle assembly is configured to prevent fluid/vapor escape therefrom so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician using the needle assembly. In one embodiment, the needle assembly comprises a handle portion including a needle extending therefrom, the needle defining a lumen for passage of a fluid therethrough. The needle assembly also includes a safety assembly defining a needle hole through which the needle initially extends. The safety assembly is selectively and axially slidable along the needle in order to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. A fluid isolation component is included in the safety assembly for isolating fluid escape from the needle to prevent exposure to a clinician.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Barron, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 10098494
    Abstract: Device for preparing a liquid beverage from a cartridge, comprising a supply unit (2) for supplying injection fluid to the cartridge (10), a cartridge holder (6) configured to accept and support a cartridge; the said cartridge holder being detachable from the device and complementary insertion means (7) are configured to allow the cartridge holder to be inserted from its detached position into the supply unit (2). The injection means (5) are provided and form part of the supply unit. The injection means are able to move into engagement with the cartridge and relative to the injection unit. Sealing means (16) are also provided in association with the injection means in order to provide sealing locally between the said injection means and the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Denisart, Alain Meier, Enzo Bonacci, HansPeter Pleisch, Christian Talon
  • Patent number: 10092901
    Abstract: A Microplate comprising a plurality of wells (2) is arranged in a two-dimensional array, wherein each well (2) is inclined or pivotably mounted in the microplate (1) so that the wells (2) align with the direction of a centrifugal force during centrifuging of the microplate (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Yantai AusBio Laboratories Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhaoqiang Wang, Wolfgang Mann
  • Patent number: 10045910
    Abstract: A connector device for connecting two containers with first and second members slidably displaceable in regard to each other along an axis between a first and a second position is presented. The first member comprises a needle parallel to the axis so that the first container's septum is penetrated by one end of the needle when the first container is introduced into the first member. The second member comprises a coupling to the second container. The other needle end penetrates the second container's septum when the members are in the second position establishing a connection between the two containers. The first member comprises a coupling to the second container coupled to the second member. The first member can couple to the second container when the two members are in the second position and cannot couple to the second container when the two members are in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Mueller, Maurice Ducret
  • Patent number: 10022298
    Abstract: A system includes a vial stabilizer base having a first body and a plurality of fingers projecting from the first body, with the plurality of fingers being annularly disposed about the first body, and a vial adapter having a second body and a plurality of arms projecting from the second body. The second body defines a passageway. The plurality of fingers of the vial stabilizer base defines a socket having a first seat configured to receive a vial and a second seat configured to receive the vial adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Paul Paia Marici, Girum Yemane-Tekeste
  • Patent number: 10017286
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling a device having a penetrable septum and a sealed chamber. The apparatus includes a filling member engageable with the penetrable septum to penetrate the septum, port(s), and a closure. The closure and filling member are movable between (i) a first position wherein the closure closes the port(s), and (ii) a second position opening the port(s). The filling member and/or septum is movable relative to the other between (i) a first position wherein the filling member is spaced from the septum, and (ii) a second position wherein the filling member is penetrated through the septum and in communication with the sealed chamber. A locking device is movable between (i) a locked position locking the closure and/or filling member in the first position, and (ii) an unlocked position allowing movement of the closure and/or filling member relative to the other and into the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: DR. PY INSTITUTE LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 9951899
    Abstract: An aseptic fluid connector having a male connector and a female connector engageable to aseptically transfer fluid therethrough. The male connector includes a closure and a piercing member comprising a hollow shaft for receiving fluid therein, a tip, and at least one port in fluid communication with the interior of the hollow shaft for passage of the fluid therethrough. The closure and/or the shaft is movable between (i) a first position wherein the closure closes the port(s), and (ii) a second position opening the port(s). The female connector includes a pierceable septum. The male and female connector are engageable such that the piercing member pierces the pierceable septum. Only when the pierceable member has fully penetrated the pierceable septum can the closure and/or the shaft move from the first position, to the second position to aseptically transfer fluid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: DR. PY INSTITUTE, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Jean-Abraham Py
  • Patent number: 9919323
    Abstract: A refillable fluid container for a fluid dispenser is provided. The refillable fluid dispenser includes a body, an output port and a dispensing mechanism. The body includes at least one wall that defines a reservoir for storing fluid therein. The output port is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The dispensing mechanism is associated with the output port. The dispensing mechanism is selectively operable between a closed position and an opened position. A fluid dispenser is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Kurchev, Nick Ermanno Ciavarella, Michael Gallo, John James McNulty
  • Patent number: 9845232
    Abstract: A puncturing device for pressurized containers comprises an elongated housing member defining an elongated cavity with openings at first and second ends thereof for receiving an inverted pressurized container at the first end, the housing member including an attachment member for securing the second end of the housing member to a collection receptacle. A non-sparking puncturing member, is mounted within the housing member for piercing a nozzle-end of the pressurized container at its domed top. A counter records each action of the puncture pin. Gases and residual contents are released into the receptacle through the hollow core of the puncture pin. An auxiliary support member is mounted on the housing member for stabilizing relative movement between the housing member and the receptacle. A force-applying apparatus is mounted on the housing member for forcing the pressurized container onto the puncture pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Justrite Manufacturing Company, LLC
    Inventors: Michael C. Campbell, Erik J. Woodward
  • Patent number: 9822891
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure equalizing device for facilitating drug reconstitution in a closed system. The pressure equalizing device includes a container for attachment to a receptacle, to permit pressure equalization between the container and the receptacle. The container includes a first chamber and a second chamber. The device further includes a vent channel extending between the first chamber and a distal opening of the vent channel. In accordance with the invention, when the receptacle is connected to the pressure equalizing device, the vent channel establishes direct fluid communication between the first chamber and the receptacle. Additionally, a longitudinal axis of the pressure equalizing device is configured to be aligned with or parallel to a longitudinal axis of the receptacle when the pressure equalizing device is attached to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Cederschiöld
  • Patent number: 9752694
    Abstract: The single-use valve to be installed on a line for transporting a fluid includes a tubular body, which is intended to be placed on the line and contains a mobile element that is able to take up two positions in the tubular body. Each position allows the fluid to pass through the tubular body or not, one being a standby position, while the other is an active position. Inside the tubular body, a driver able to move the mobile element such that the mobile element passes from its standby position to the active position. The driver includes a pretensioned elastic device. Outside the tubular body, a device for maintaining the pretension connects to a controller able to deactivate the device for maintaining the tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignees: CONSEIL ET TECHNIQUE, CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES CNS
    Inventors: Guy Valembois, Denis Dilhan, Bernard Salvetat
  • Patent number: 9744101
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter (1) for a transfer device (20) for a fluid, for the connection of a container (17) containing the fluid, wherein the container (17) is closed by a pierceable closure element (18), and the adapter (1) has an attachment (4) which can be fitted sealingly, in an attachment direction, onto a container mouth closed by the closure element. A penetration element (6) is mounted on the attachment (4) in such a way that the penetration element (6) is movable, with the aid of guide means, between a rest position (R) and a withdrawal position (E), wherein the penetration element (6) has a hollow needle (9) with which the closure element (18) can be pierced in the withdrawal position (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Weibel CDS AG
    Inventor: Ludwig Daniel Weibel
  • Patent number: 9707410
    Abstract: A pierce and fill connector cap for a vial sealed by an elastomeric septum includes a vial collar and a needle holder. The vial collar body defines a collar aperture to be positioned in overlying registry with the septum of the vial, and the needle holder includes a needle holder body providing a means for holding an elongate needle in registry with the collar aperture. The needle holder body being moveable with respect to said vial collar between a first position spaced from the vial collar and a second position proximate the vial collar, such that a needle held by the needle holder will puncture through the vial septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xavier Franci, Philippe Dumont, Svein-Erik Lindgaard
  • Patent number: 9707768
    Abstract: There is provided a plug member that is detachably mounted to a liquid inlet to close the liquid inlet. The plug member comprises a sealing part configured to close the liquid inlet, such that at least part of the sealing part is inserted in the liquid inlet; and a cover part arranged around at least part of circumference of the sealing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nishimaki, Naomi Kimura, Shoma Kudo, Shoichi Ishizawa, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Koji Kawai, Makoto Omuro
  • Patent number: 9701427
    Abstract: The invention concerns an interfacing device (1) intended to connect a fluid injection instrument and a puncturable flask (2), comprising: a base (10) suitable for connecting the interfacing device (1) to the fluid injection instrument, an attachment means for attaching (20) the base (10) to the puncturable flask (2), arranged at a distal end (1a) of the interfacing device (1), characterized in that the attachment means for attaching (20) has a divergent proximal end (21) forming a shoulder and a convergent distal end (22) suitable for facilitating the penetration of the attachment means for attaching (20) into the puncturable flask (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Vygon
    Inventors: Isabelle Algrain, Jean-Luc Carrez, Jean-Louis Coussegal, Pierrick Guyomarc'h, Marie-Hélène Pech, Patrick Lestoquoy
  • Patent number: 9593905
    Abstract: A containing device includes a container; a compressed gas source in the container and including a sealed opening; a channel member having a first end releasably secured to a first end of the container and including through holes; a hollow closure member releasably secured to a second end of the container; a hollow striker including a projection and a hollow needle spaced from the opening; and two opposite apertures through a periphery of the projection; a cap releasably secured to a second end of the channel member; a biasing member biased between the cap and an internal space of the striker; and a pull ring inserted through the through holes and the apertures to hold the striker in place in a locked position. A pulling of the pull ring out of the channel member can trigger a release of high-pressure gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Jui-Fu Tseng
  • Patent number: 9579258
    Abstract: The drug delivery device (1) connects an syringe barrel (6) and a drug container (2) by means of a closed system, and delivers a drug between the syringe barrel and drug container through said closed system. This drug delivery device includes a first member (8) connected to the drug container (2) on the side of a stopper (4), and a second member (30) connected at one end to the first member and connected at the other end to the syringe barrel (6). The first member and the second member are connected by a fitting mechanism. A second hollow needle member (34) provided on the second member faces towards the first member, and the tip portion (36) and the base portion (38) are fixed. The first member has a first hollow needle member (12). The first member and the second member each have an elastic member (18 and 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: KOBAYASHI & CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 9357930
    Abstract: A temperature measurement system includes a temperature probe having a head and an infrared temperature sensor disposed in the head. The system also includes a replaceable probe cover removably attachable to the head. The probe cover includes a body, a substantially cylindrical waveguide extending from the body, and a distal tip. The waveguide is configured to direct radiation entering the distal tip to the temperature sensor when the probe cover is attached to the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: David E. Quinn, John A. Lane
  • Publication number: 20150144224
    Abstract: A sampling port (10) has a body (12) having an space (35) open at one end (20) and adapted to receive a sampling vial (70) with an cannula (24) extending longitudinally along the space (35) with a pointed end (26) facing the open end (20), whereby a sampling vial passed into the space from the open end may be impaled on the cannula. The port includes at least one guide member (36) extending into the space (35) to reduce the effective size of part of the space (35), the at least one guide member (36) guiding a vial (50) of a first size when inserted into the open end (20) and the at least one guide member (36) being movable to allow a vial (70) of a size larger than the first size to be inserted into the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Chris Whelan
  • Publication number: 20150129084
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and apparatus for inflating objects. Particularly, at least one implementation includes a semi-flexible inflation needle that can bend without breaking Furthermore, at least one implementation includes a semi-flexible inflation needle that includes a cut out portion as a safety feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: KERRY J. MAW
  • Patent number: 9022079
    Abstract: A container and method are provided for storing fat containing liquid products. The container includes a body defining a storage chamber for receiving the product, and a container closure. A first material portion forms at least most of the surface area overlying the storage chamber that can contact any product therein. Neither the body nor the first material portion leach more than a predetermined amount of leachables into the product or undesirably alter a taste profile thereof. A needle penetrable and thermally resealable second material portion either (i) overlies the first material portion and cannot contact any product within the storage chamber, or (ii) forms a substantially lesser surface area overlying the storage chamber that can contact any product therein in comparison to the first material portion. A sealing portion is engageable with the body to form a substantially dry hermetic seal between the container closure and body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MedInstill Development LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Norbert Assion, Nathaniel Houle, Debashis Sahoo, M. Jeffrey Willey, Eric E. Hartman, John Guthy
  • Patent number: 9016334
    Abstract: A reusable aseptic connector is provided. The connector may be used to provide fluid communication between a bag-in-box (BIB) container and a beverage dispenser. The connector may provide aseptic properties of the connection by insulation of an inner volume of a first part and an inner volume of a second part, with the beverage component kept from contacting any of the part of the connector structure that are exposed to the environment and have a risk of induced contamination. The connector may comprise a resilient membrane and a sliding tube wherein the sliding tube is configured to have a portion move toward and through the resilient membrane to establish fluid communication between the first part and the second part, and for the portion to move away from the resilient membrane to destablish fluid communication between the first part and the second part when desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Indrani Deo, Dmitry Falkov, Igor Kachko, Georgy Martsinovskiy, Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 9010574
    Abstract: A container (1, 2) for storing and dispensing a liquid, the container including an access port (16) having a frangible seal (18) for allowing contained liquid to be dispensed. A vent (19) permeable to vapour but impermeable to liquid is also provided so that vapour may be vented from the interior of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Saban Ventures Pty Limited
    Inventors: Daniel Gasser, Stephen Hill
  • Patent number: 8997800
    Abstract: A system (10) for removing a pipettable substance from a pre-filled container (20), which is closed off by a top (30) having at least one opening area (40), comprises an opening tool (100) having a tube (110), which has a cross-section corresponding substantially to the shape of the opening area and which comprises at a distal end (120) an endpiece (140) extending substantially obliquely relative to the longitudinal axis of the tube, which moves a part of the top (30) located inside the opening area (40) towards the container when the opening tool is applied, so as to form an opening in the top, and a point of attack (150) for a transporting tool (200). The opening tool (100) is designed to remain on the container (20) after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Qiagen GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Voit, Andrea Wildhaber
  • Patent number: 8985162
    Abstract: A device connecting a recipient closed by a perforatable stopper and a container for a needle, comprising a base for mounting the container, the base defining a central bore and comprising means for mounting on the recipient, the needle pertaining to a subset engaged in the central bore forming part of the device, for mounting on the container, and being arranged in the central bore parallel to the bore's longitudinal axis, and a sealing sleeve arranged in the central bore, around the needle and in contact therewith, the base being a single component and comprising a body for perforating the stopper extending from an intermediate wall of the base, away from the central bore and parallel to its central axis, up to a distal end, the perforating body being hollow and the inner space thereof communicating with the central bore and with a space radially surrounding its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biocorp Recherche et Developpement
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8978909
    Abstract: Disclosed is a closure device for a container, which seals an opening (6) that opens at the top of a container (2) and has a rim (7) on its periphery. The closure device comprises a seal member (8) that is to cover the opening (6) on the top of the container (2), and a synthetic resin cap (9) that is to press the seal member (8) against the upper surface of the rim (7). The seal member (8) comprises a flange (10) to be mounted on the upper surface of the rim (7). The cap (9) comprises a top wall (15), a cylinder part (16), and a locking part (18). The top wall (15) is to be disposed above the flange (10). The cylinder part (16) hangs down from the outer circumference of the top wall (15). The locking part (18) is disposed on the inner surface of the cylinder part (16). After the cap (9) is pushed down, the locking part (18) locks at the under surface of the rim (7). The upper surface of the flange (10) has a compressible projection (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kakutani, Norikazu Miyamoto, Tomohito Shirai, Katsushi Maeda, Eiji Yao
  • Patent number: 8973622
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein related to a device for transferring precise amounts of fluid from at least one source container to a at least one target container. In some embodiments, the fluid is first transferred from the source container (e.g., a vial) through a connector to an intermediate measuring container (e.g., a syringe). In some embodiments air can pass through an air inlet and enter the vial to compensate for the volume of fluid withdrawn from the vial. An air check valve or a bag or a filter can prevent the fluid from escaping through the air inlet. The precisely measured amount of fluid can then be transferred from the intermediate measuring container to the target container (e.g., an IV bag). In some embodiments the connector can include a source check valve and a target check valve to direct fluid first from the source container to the intermediate measuring container and then from the intermediate measuring container to the target container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow, Peter Leissling, Matthias Janssen