Syringe (e.g., Enema Or Catheter, Per Se) Patents (Class 206/364)
  • Patent number: 10925809
    Abstract: A carrying case has first and second clam shell members hingedly connected along one side thereof and defines a interior cavity when in a closed position. At least a portion of an oral device is disposed between the first and second clam shell members with a support member engaging and supporting the oral device such that an intraoral bolus simulator is suspended in the interior cavity free of any engagement with the carrying case. The intraoral bolus simulator may include lubricated patches transformable from a first state, wherein the lubricated patches each comprise water soluble thermoplastic particles suspended in a silicone matrix, to a second state, wherein the water soluble thermoplastic particles are depleted from the silicone matrix. A method of stimulating an oral cavity includes depleting the water soluble thermoplastic particles from the silicone matrix, and presenting a rough surface to the user with the depleted lubricated patches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Trudell Medical International
    Inventors: Marcus Sieffert, Peter Scarrott, Andreas I. Rifani
  • Patent number: 10926058
    Abstract: A sterilized packaging system for a deployable medical device comprises a sealed container with a tray disposed within the sealed container. The tray comprises a first chamber at a proximal end of the tray and at least a deployable medical device is disposed within the first chamber in a storage configuration, wherein the deployable medical device is engaged with the catheter and positioned in a partially deployed state distally from the distal end of a catheter. A sterilizing fluid is disposed within at least the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Anteris Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William Morris Leonard Neethling, Christopher P. Olig, Scott Bliss, Wayne Paterson, Philip J. Haarstad, Tuan Doan, Alex A. Peterson, David J. Blaeser
  • Patent number: 10905848
    Abstract: An improved medical procedure or catheterization tray included in an improved medical procedure or catheterization package. The improved medical procedure or catheterization tray is intuitively arranged and includes instructions printed thereon to improve the medical procedure or catheterization implementation and results. In one example, a catheterization package and catheterization tray has a layout and/or arrangement of components that may help reduce CAUTI rates by facilitating ease of use and aiding in proper aseptic technique during insertion. The medical procedure or catheterization package and/or medical procedure or catheterization tray may include various implements, compartments, and components necessary and/or helpful to the medical procedure or catheterization, including, for example, improved swabs and an improved compartment for holding the swabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hughett, Russell Riescher, John Gohde
  • Patent number: 10869925
    Abstract: A catheter package and method of use which serve to straighten a curved catheter shaft. The straightening of the catheter shaft may be accomplished by passing the shaft through a pathway that bends the catheter in the opposite direction of the curvature imparted to the catheter shaft. The catheter shaft pathway may incorporate various shaped bumps, ridges, pins or rollers or other features which assist in straightening the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, James L. Goepfrich, William G. Hardie, Raymond P. Torrez
  • Patent number: 10864349
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a clipless package for an elongate medical device or other elongate device is provided. The subject invention utilizes adhesives and material surface characteristic modification to bond the tube surfaces together, which overcomes the deficiencies of currently utilized packaging methods. The bonds can be created by a singular application of adhesive or in plurality or combination with a surface modifier, coated surface and/or a surface treatment, or by selection of a singular polymer outer layer that is tacky when fully cooled, whose morphology changes post-extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ARGOS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Perry Cicalis
  • Patent number: 10856725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tip protector device for a medical instrument, such as an endoscope or borescope. The tip protector device according to the present invention comprises a housing configured to releasably receive a tip of a medical instrument, a clamping system configured to retain by clamping the tip received by the housing in a retaining position and a locking system configured to perform a locking step, wherein the locking step comprises, successively, the locking and unlocking of the clamping system in the retaining position. The tip protector further comprises a blocking element, wherein the blocking element is configured to block the locking system after repeated use of the device. The present invention also relates to a method of protecting the tip of a medical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: WASSENBURG MEDICAL B.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Wassenburg, Marije Anne Sijke Visschers E/V Faazen
  • Patent number: 10842922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container (1, 1?, 1?) for a heart pump device (4, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26) with a first receiving space (3) for a compressible and expandable heart pump (4), wherein the first receiving space is delimited on several sides, in particular on all sides, by one or more closure elements (5, 5?, 6, 6? 6?) and is closed off to the outside for preventing a contacting of the heart pump, wherein the closure elements (5, 5?, 6, 6? 6?) leave free an opening (7) for the passage of a catheter (8) from the outside into the first receiving space (3), wherein the diameter of the opening (7) is dimensioned such that the heart pump can pass this exclusively in a condition which is at least partly compressed compared to the expanded condition. For implantation, the heart pump in the container (1, 1?, 1?) can firstly be operated by trial in the container (1, 1?, 1?) whilst feeding a rinsing fluid and can then be pulled through the opening (7) amid simultaneous compression, into a sheath element (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Daniel Roehn, Joerg Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10829289
    Abstract: A device for storing, transporting and/or handling a liquid or liquids and methods for using the device are described. The device is suitable for use with sterile or aseptic liquids, particularly with large liquid volumes such as 10-1000 liters or more, and avoids the need for bags, bins and carriers commonly used for storing and transporting large volumes of liquids. The device comprises a coiled tubing. The coiled tubing can be loaded onto a spool to support the coiled tubing. The tubing can be filled, sealed, stored and transported in a more robust manner than previously achieved with bags, bins and carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Proulx, David DeCoste
  • Patent number: 10821221
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is an encased syringe in which a prefilled syringe is accommodated in a case. The prefilled syringe includes a cylindrical syringe body filled with a foamable material and a plunger pressed into the syringe body on one end side. The case includes a body accommodating part faulted to be depressed along the shape of the syringe body to accommodate the syringe body and a plunger accommodating part formed to be depressed along the shape of the plunger to accommodate the plunger. The length of the plunger accommodating part is smaller than the length of the plunger in an axial direction of the prefilled syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GC Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Takahashi, Manami Kurakazu, Yuji Fujimaki, Kaori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10814059
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a tube and a cap for enclosing a pre-filled syringe, wherein the tube includes a cut flange and the cap includes a cut skirt. When the pre-filled syringe is enclosed within the tube and cap, the tube and cap are maintained together by a plurality of crush ribs on the cap or by a film secured to a portion of the tube and a portion of the cap. An injection molding gate is located on the sidewall of the tube to prevent diversion or tampering with the pre-filled syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, Charles D. Shermer, Luc Dorelon, Tracy Hottovy, James Kenneth Proctor, Robert Speek, Jonathan Wacks
  • Patent number: 10751479
    Abstract: A needle cover assembly can be used with a medicament delivery device, wherein said needle cover assembly is disposable and comprises a retainer element connectable to a medicament container holder; a hub having a longitudinal axis and comprising a double pointed injection needle with a proximal needle end and a distal needle end, wherein the proximal needle end projects a distance from the hub along the longitudinal axis, and a shield covering at least the proximal needle end and a portion of the hub. Said shield comprises a detachable element, that the shield is attached to the hub when said detachable element is attached to the shield, corresponding to an untampered state, and that the shield is released and is telescopically movable in relation to the hub along the longitudinal axis when said detachable element is detached from the shield corresponding to an activated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Lucas Carpenter, Stephan Mueller
  • Patent number: 10729526
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter having a distal end and a longitudinal axis, a stent disposed about the distal end of the catheter, and a stent protector. The stent protector has a stent covering portion disposed about the stent and a catheter engagement portion that removably engages the stent protector to the catheter assembly. The stent covering portion is disposed about the stent without substantially engaging the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Wasdyke, Michael D. Johnson, Shawn Sorenson, Raymond Adney, Ram Periakaruppan, Matt Heidner, Sean McNulty, Pu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10653345
    Abstract: A blood processing apparatus includes a measurement device having at least one chamber element extending along a longitudinal axis and including a circumferential wall extending about the longitudinal axis, a bottom wall and a top wall together defining a flow chamber. The blood processing apparatus further includes a holder for the measurement device, the holder including a base having a reception opening for receiving the measurement device and a closure element movably arranged on the base for locking the measurement device in an inserted position in the reception opening. An ultrasonic sensor of the holder is arranged on the base. The ultrasonic sensor, in the inserted position of the measurement device, faces the bottom wall of the at least one chamber element, wherein the bottom wall extends transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Schmidt, Ilka Sternheimer, Artur Meisberger, Lars Michel
  • Patent number: 10646363
    Abstract: An endovascular delivery system includes a bifurcated prosthesis disposed on a delivery device and a snare catheter having a snare opening system. A sheath is slidably disposed over at least a portion of the prosthesis and at least a portion of the snare catheter. One end of the snare catheter resides external to the prosthesis in the delivery system and the other end at least partially resides in a limb of the prosthesis. A snare mechanism is disposed within the snare catheter that is capable of forming a loop external to the snare catheter through the opening and snaring a guidewire for placement in a limb of the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Willem Wisselink
  • Patent number: 10646688
    Abstract: A ready-to-use urinary catheter assembly (20) includes a catheter (26) comprising a shaft (28) having a proximal insertion end (30) and a distal end (32) spaced from the proximal insertion end. The assembly also includes a protective sleeve (54) including a protective sleeve tip (36) being configured to cover the proximal insertion end of the catheter shaft as the proximal insertion end of the catheter shaft is inserted into a distal portion of the urethra. The proximal insertion end (30) of the catheter shaft (28) is advanced proximally to rupture the protective sleeve tip (36) and to be advanced through the remainder of the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: David Hannon, Seamus T. Kavanagh, Jerome A. Henry
  • Patent number: 10640243
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). One or more layers of wrap material (2200) can be folded about the tray (100) to enclose the tray (100) and other items, such as an additional layer of wrap material (2701), packaged liquid hand sanitizer (2401), and packaged gloves (2402). When a health care services provider (3101) unfolds the wrap material, the same can be used to create a sterile field beneath a patient (3201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Dickinson, Deborah Adler, Jack Maze, Alberto Savage, Kenneth Chua, Earl Wilson, John Kutsch
  • Patent number: 10576616
    Abstract: A power tool housing can include a circumferential housing groove having at least one detent. A wire can include a central bend forming a hook end of a wire body, and can include two free ends of the wire forming a coupling end of the wire body. The coupling end can be received in the housing groove, and the coupling end can have at least one cooperating detent. The at least one detent and the at least one cooperating detent can be engaged in a storage position in which the hook end is positionable adjacent the power tool housing, and can be engaged in an in-use position in which the hook end is positionable extending away from the power tool housing ready for use in hanging the tool. The coupling end can be slidable along the housing groove between the storage and in-use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hays, John C. Wenig
  • Patent number: 10543053
    Abstract: A container for a medical device having a housing defining a cavity for receiving a device, such as a lung volume reduction coil, is disclosed. In some embodiments, the container includes a coupling zone external to the cavity, an exit aperture between the cavity and the coupling zone, and a bearing surface located within the cavity, the bearing surface, exit aperture and coupling zone defining an exit path along which the device can be moved for deployment from the container. The bearing surface is spaced from the exit aperture and arranged, together with the coupling zone, such that the exit path is substantially straight. In some embodiments, the cavity may be approximately cylindrical, and the bearing surface, the exit aperture, and the coupling zone are aligned such that the exit path extends in a direction that is substantially tangential to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PneumRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lehrberg, Jeffrey W. Etter, Mark L. Mathis, Verna Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10507073
    Abstract: A package assembly for an elongate surgical device in which two or more elongate surgical devices are secured and oriented in a coiled configuration so that a distal end of a first elongate surgical device may be inserted into a proximal end of a second elongate surgical device. In this assembly, the elongate surgical devices remain in a protected coiled state in the package while in the sterile field and so that a medical professional may prep the elongate surgical devices without removing from the package prior to use. In this package assembly, the elongate surgical devices reduce space required and eliminate the risk of damage to the devices and/or the chance of the elongate surgical devices become unsterile prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Slaton
  • Patent number: 10500032
    Abstract: Packaging has an outer sleeve, which surrounds an interior space for receiving an object, such as a sterilized medical implant. A separate container is arranged in the interior space and surrounds an absorber in a gas-tight manner, such that a gas present in the interior space cannot pass to the absorber. The container is configured to be opened by the application of force when the outer sleeve is closed, such that a gas disposed in the interior space can pass to the absorber and can be absorbed thereby. In preferred embodiments, the absorber absorbs air with the reactive constituents O2 and/or H2O. Depending on the application, however, other gases can also be absorbed by the absorber. A method for packaging is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK AG
    Inventors: Fabian Risch, Matthias Wesselmann, Stefan Wessbecher, Bodo Quint
  • Patent number: 10499721
    Abstract: The proposed invention is uniquely configured to allow for the efficient organization, storage and use of hair extensions in a salon setting where it can easily fit into a typical salon work station or cart. The two-piece book design allows for ease of operation and transport as well as the stacking of multiple cases. The specialized cut-out sections in each end of invention facilitate direct access to the attachable end of a hair extension and allow for the storage of longer hair extensions when the invention is closed. The vertical pin arrangement on the interior of the invention prevents damage to the hair extensions and keeps them organized, lying flat and separated. These design elements help the stylist to stay organized and work quickly and efficiently. Because the invention can be easily cleaned and sanitized, it can be manufactured to meet most, if not all, state cosmetology sanitation codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Celeste Ruth Lucero
  • Patent number: 10477991
    Abstract: An accessory organizing and storage apparatus to store accessories in an organized array, while providing easy access to the particular accessory such as jewellery or the like. The apparatus comprises a housing with an open front, a plurality of vertical panels slidably mounted in the housing for movement into and out of the housing, and a door being hingedly secured to the housing for closing the open front thereof. Each vertical panel is configured with a plurality of accessory holders for securing different types of accessories. The door further comprises a storage area and a plurality of horizontal panels for holding accessories such as ring. The apparatus is simple in construction, portable, light-weight, user-friendly and economical comparatively to the existing jewellery cases. The apparatus further enables users to locate each jewellery accurately and also avoid the chance of entangling or knotting jewelleries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Cajetan J. Fragala
  • Patent number: 10449328
    Abstract: A packaged catheter assembly includes a urinary catheter, a package, and a seal. The urinary catheter has a tube section connected between a proximal end and a distal end, and the proximal end of the urinary catheter is insertable into a urinary bladder. The package contains the urinary catheter and has a proximal compartment section that is removable from a distal section of the package to provide an outlet in the distal section of the package. The seal is arranged between an outer surface of the urinary catheter and an inner surface of the distal section of the package. The seal provides a nearly or truly liquid tight interface between the urinary catheter and the inner surface of the distal section of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Allan Tanghoej, Lars Bogelund Jensen
  • Patent number: 10441397
    Abstract: A medical device and method for facilitating a surgery through a body opening is disclosed. The medical device includes a flexible member configured to be placed within the body opening so as to cover a portion of the body opening. The flexible member includes a distal end portion with a closed end, a proximal end portion with an open end and an elongate portion joining the proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The proximal end portion is configured to extend out of the patient's body opening to cover an area around and outside the patient's body opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie Li, Timothy P. Harrah
  • Patent number: 10420914
    Abstract: An exterior bowl has a closed bottom, an open top, and a side wall there between. An exterior annular flange extends radially outwardly from the open top of the exterior bowl. An interior bowl has an open bottom, an open top, and a side wall there between. An interior annular flange extends radially outwardly from the open top of the interior bowl. The open bottom of the interior bowl is coupled to the closed bottom of the exterior bowl to create an annular chamber between the side wall of the exterior bowl and the side wall of the interior bowl. Tubing within the chamber in a spiral configuration removably receives a plurality of surgical wires. Each of the surgical wires has an upper extent extending upwardly and out of the chamber for being grasped and extracted from the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Alkiviadis Koutsouradis, Theodore Panagiotopoulos, Adarsh Verma, Jerry Chung
  • Patent number: 10403411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of radioactive substances and in particular to a method to facilitate handling of radioactive solutions. Provided by the present invention is a device that enables preparation of capsules filled with radioactivity. More particularly, the radioactivity is suitable for use in certain radiopharmaceutical procedures. The present invention provides improved accuracy and uniformity of patient doses. Furthermore, the potential for spills and needle stick injuries is reduced and the radiation burden is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Nanno Schreuder, Gerard Swiers, Maikel Herbrink
  • Patent number: 10342952
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, a coating, a fluid containing sleeve, and a container. The catheter may include one or more distal drainage openings. The coating may be disposed on an outer surface of the catheter. The fluid containing sleeve may have an outer foil layer and be configured for positioning over the outer surface of the catheter to maintain the coating in a hydrated state. The container may enclose the catheter and the fluid containing sleeve. Substantially all fluid in the container may be disposed in the fluid containing sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Terry
  • Patent number: 10328237
    Abstract: A ready to use catheter assembly comprises a catheter package with an opening, a catheter with a shaft arranged in the catheter package so a distal end of the catheter lies in the region of the opening, and a protective sleeve which partly covers the catheter shaft, a first end of the protective sleeve fixed to the distal end of the catheter. A method for producing a ready to use catheter assembly and a ready to use catheter assembly which further reduces the risk of an accidental contamination of a catheter when pulling it out of the catheter package prior to the insertion into the urethra of a user are provided. The opening has a defined maximum opening length, a second end of the protective sleeve is releasably connected which the catheter package near the maximum opening length of the opening and the protective sleeve is in a retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Ronald John Kelly, Alan Fitzgerald, Morgan Tierney, Volkmar Schulz, Bernhard Hiesch
  • Patent number: 10322175
    Abstract: A catheter package and method of use which serve to straighten a curved catheter shaft. The straightening of the catheter shaft may be accomplished by passing the shaft through a pathway that bends the catheter in the opposite direction of the curvature imparted to the catheter shaft. The catheter shaft pathway may incorporate various shaped bumps, ridges, pins or rollers or other features which assist in straightening the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward H. Cully, James L. Goepfrich, William G. Hardie, Raymond P. Torrez
  • Patent number: 10279058
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure include systems, methods, and kits for sterilizing in vivo catheters using an optical fiber to deliver UV light. In an embodiment, a method for sterilizing a catheter with at least a first lumen, includes inserting a distal end of a fiber optic cable into a fiber insertion port of a catheter connector attached to a hub of the first lumen, flushing the first lumen with fluid from a fluid source, inserting the fiber optic cable into the first lumen until a stopper of the fiber optic cable is adjacent to the fiber insertion port, providing light to the fiber optic cable from a light source after the fiber optic cable is inserted into the first lumen, withdrawing the fiber optic cable from the first lumen while the light is provided, and ceasing to provide light to the fiber optic cable after the fiber optic cable is withdrawn from the first lumen. The disclosure is also applicable to catheters with multiple lumens and to catheters accessed through subcutaneous ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ultraviolet Interventions, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger C Lin, Laurence M. Sandell
  • Patent number: 10238856
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example antimicrobial compositions that may be used in combination with IV port cleansing caps, protective caps, or both. According to another implementations, the disclosure describes various cap devices that may be used in combination with the antimicrobial composition to cleanse, sanitized, and/or disinfected a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 10207098
    Abstract: This application describes example antimicrobial compositions that may be used alone or in combination with catheters and catheter insertion sites. According to another aspect, the application describes catheters which may employ one or more protection devices, such as cleaning caps, protective caps or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 10195399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a catheter securement device and securement device assembly for a securing a catheter relative to a patient. The securement device includes a base having an opening configured for receipt of the catheter, a cover member configured with the base over the opening, and a lip configured around at least a portion of the base. The base is configured for attachment to a patient's skin over a catheter insertion site and includes a top surface and a bottom surface. The opening of the base is configured to accommodate a catheter inserted therethrough from the catheter insertion site. The cover member is movable from an open position to a closed position over the catheter insertion site and is configured to secure the catheter. The lip is configured on the bottom surface of the base around the opening such that the lip reduces leakage from the catheter insertion site when the securement device is secured to the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Saeed Khalaj
  • Patent number: 10173015
    Abstract: Systems and methods encourage users to rotate injection sites and avoid lipodystrophy. Sleeves and/or lost-tooth gear dials and/or microswitches in or on injection pens or their caps, on vials, and on other portable devices manually adjust an indicator before or after an injection to show a current or next injection site in accordance with a site rotation plan. Injected medicine packaging and related printed indicia encourage site rotation. Optical devices employing optical mouse or projection technology help locate and/or distribute injection sites within a body area. A mobile phone app tracks injections and locations to select next injection site, and can use imaging to locate a target injection site and optionally diagnose lipodystrophic conditions and record them. Tactile and print media educational tools are presented to help users palpate and identify lipos in body areas having injection sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alan W. Fiedler, Robert E. West
  • Patent number: 10112759
    Abstract: A single dose material and applicator package that is easily held for removal of a cover and that contains an easily removable applicator. A tray has an applicator well and a material well. Formed in the applicator well is a finger depression adjacent the material well and an applicator support depression adjacent an opposing end of the applicator well. The finger depression permits easy grasping of the tray for removing the cover. The applicator support depression acts as a fulcrum to pivot or lever the applicator out of the tray when a force is applied to one end of the applicator. A material well ramp permits a controlled amount of material to be placed on the applicator brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Grady, Robert Nordquist
  • Patent number: 10085716
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for sheathing a medical device, tool, instrument or probe (generally, probe) is provided. Among other aspects, a probe support jig capable of supporting the probe is provided, which includes a mechanical coupling for accepting a sheath on a sheath shell. In use, the sheath shell is coupled at one end thereof to the support jig and the probe is fed into the sheath, which is coupled to the sheath shell at another end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: J. Jordan Romano, Elizabeth N. Bearrick, Lauren R. Hernley, Saul A Lopez, Laura M. Tanenbaum, Marcel A. C. Thomas, Teddy A. Toussaint
  • Patent number: 10086416
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal assembly (10) for disposing of raw pharmaceutical waste includes a receiver body (19) and a first reaction agent (287). The receiver body (19) is configured to receive the pharmaceutical waste. The receiver body (19) includes a body interior wall (921A) that defines a body interior (921B). The first reaction agent (287) is positioned within the body interior (921B) so that the first reaction agent (287) contacts the body interior wall (921A) prior to receiving the pharmaceutical waste. The first reaction agent (287) chemically reacts with the pharmaceutical waste so that the pharmaceutical waste is rendered unrecoverable. The first reaction agent (287) can include at least one of a denaturant and a deterrent. Additionally, the first reaction agent (287) can include activated charcoal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventor: David A. Maness
  • Patent number: 10064998
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a tube and a cap for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The tube includes a tube cut flange and the cap includes a cut skirt. With a syringe barrel contained within the tube, a syringe barrel cut flange is aligned with the tube cut flange. With the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the tube and the cap, the cut skirt of the cap surrounds the syringe barrel cut flange. In one embodiment, a film is securable to a portion of the tube and a portion of the cap to connect the tube and the cap with the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the cap and the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, 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
  • Patent number: 10010685
    Abstract: A single use delivery device is disclosed having a manually deformable liquid container defining an inner chamber, the container having a distal end, a body, a proximal end, and an outlet on the distal end; a tip projecting from the outlet on the distal end of the container, the tip in fluid communication with the inner chamber of the container; and a primer element for removing one or more air bubbles from the chamber, said primer element being attached to and in fluid communication with the deformable container. A method of administering a fluid to or flushing a vascular access device using a single use pre-filled delivery device as described herein is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Suzanne Ferreri, Darrin Manke, James J. Kennedy, III, Morgan Carlson
  • Patent number: 9957960
    Abstract: A system and method for pumping fluid using a pump cassette is disclosed. The system includes a control assembly for operating the pump cassette. A force assembly having a movable member is capable of applying force to the pump cassette to press the pump cassette against the control assembly. The movable member may be an expandable member, such as a bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Richard J. Lanigan, James D. Dale
  • Patent number: 9889462
    Abstract: A device comprises a cylinder and a tank. The cylinder includes a first disc and a second disc, multiple struts arranged orthogonally between the first disc and the second disc, and a plurality of walls, parallel to the first disc and the second disc. The struts generally form a circumference with spaces between each of the struts along the circumference; the walls extend through the space between the struts and beyond the circumference of the struts; and the walls form a plurality of tracks around the circumference of the struts. An axle extends orthogonally between the first disc and the second disc, and at least a portion of the cylinder rotates about the axle. The tank includes a basin to hold a liquid solution. When a catheter is wound around the cylinder, the rotation of the cylinder causes the catheter to be coated in the liquid solution from the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: EndoCaddy, LLC
    Inventors: Sam S. Ahn, Travis J. Miller, Sheena Winwen Chen, Julia Fayanne Chen, William P. Murphy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9839479
    Abstract: A device that stores, secures, and disinfects hazardous materials introduced therein, comprising a container having at least one interior surface, wherein the at least one interior surface forms at least one chamber within the container for storing the hazardous materials introduced into the container; at least one port having an aperture and unidirectional access for introducing the hazardous materials into the container and preventing outflow of the hazardous materials from the container; an absorbent material for securing the hazardous materials introduced into the container, wherein the absorbent material is affixed to the at least one interior surface of the container; and a disinfecting substance for disinfecting the hazardous materials introduced into the container, wherein the disinfecting substance is affixed to the at least one first interior surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventors: Gary S. Sichau, Terence K. Gray
  • Patent number: 9833575
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod having a first end, a second end, and a rod portion extending therebetween, wherein at least a portion of the rod portion is flexible is disclosed. The flexible portion of the rod portion allows a stopper to be moved between a first position and a second position within a syringe barrel while the overall length of the syringe assembly remains the same throughout the movement between the first position and the second position. In another embodiment, a syringe assembly including a restraining member adapted to communicate with the flexible portion of the rod portion such that movement of the first end of the plunger rod in a first direction actuates movement of the second end of the plunger rod in a second direction different than the first direction is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Darrin Scott Manke, Christopher Labak, Joseph Omer St. Cyr, David Robert Schiff, Mathieu Dominic Turpault, Antonio Gatta, John Depler Coleman
  • Patent number: 9808400
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. A first barrier (105) and second barrier (106) separate the compartments. The barriers can have openings (121,122) therein to accommodate large syringes or to enable the first compartment (101) to be used as a lubricant applicator for the catheter. The first compartment (101) can include a stair-stepped contour (115) such that the syringes are held at different depths to facilitate ease of use. The various devices can be disposed within the tray (100) in accordance with their order of use in the catheterization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B. Adler, Jack E. Maze, Alberto C. Savage, Kenneth S. Chua, Earl D. Wilson, John Henry Kutsch
  • Patent number: 9801979
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a hydrophilic catheter; a wetting fluid for wetting of the catheter; and a receptacle enclosing at least the insertable part of the catheter and the wetting fluid. The wetting fluid is a solution incorporating at least one osmolality-increasing compound, and the total concentration of the osmolality-increasing compound(s) preferably exceeds 600 mOsm/dm3. The wetting fluid could either be arranged in contact with the hydrophilic surface layer of the catheter in the receptacle, for preservation of the hydrophilic surface layer in a wetted state during accommodation in said receptacle and provision of a ready-to-use catheter assembly, or be arranged to keep the wetting fluid separated from the hydrophilic surface layer of the catheter during storage, but to be brought into contact with said hydrophilic surface layer upon activation before an intended use of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: ASTRA TECH AB
    Inventors: Jan Utas, Kristina Kull
  • Patent number: 9795474
    Abstract: A hydrophilic intraocular lens storage system includes: a) a substantially air tight container containing a small quantity of free water; and b) a foldable hydrophilic intraocular lens disposed within the container at a location wherein the lens is not immersed in liquid. The storage system can be employed to maintain the hydrophilic intraocular lens in a foldable state without being immersed in liquid. The method includes the step of storing the foldable intraocular lens within a substantially air tight package containing free water, the lens being stored within the package at a location wherein the lens is not immersed in liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignees: CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, AAREN SCIENTIFIC INC.
    Inventors: Robert Glick, Jürgen Zimmermann, Marco Müller
  • Patent number: 9789289
    Abstract: An integrated individual package and an introducer needle or wire for placing a catheter in a patient's vasculature, wherein the package doubles as a grip for placing the catheter. Prior to activation, the catheter is coaxially and slidably disposed over the introducer needle and the catheter and introducer needle assemblies are contained within the integrated package grip. The device is activated as the catheter and introducer needle assemblies are simultaneously transitioned from a closed position to an open position wherein the catheter and introducer needle assemblies are oriented for insertion into a patient's vasculature. Following placement of the catheter in a patient's vasculature, the device is deactivated as the introducer needle is withdrawn and transitioned from the open position to resume the closed position. The package grip comprises a sharps shuttle to protect a clinician from needle stick injuries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Stephen T. Bornhoft
  • Patent number: 9790015
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly comprising a transparent “outer” packaging element (1) defining a chamber, and an “inner” packaging element (2) received in said chamber of the outer packaging element (1). Said inner packaging element (2) comprises at least first and second packaging portions (21, 22) that are transparent, each of which has at least one cavity (41, 42) for receiving an article, and a sealing sheet that is at least partially opacifying, and that comprises two portions applied over the two packaging portions (21, 22) in such a manner as to close said cavities (41, 42). The two packaging portions (21, 22) of the inner packaging element (2) are folded over towards each other towards a configuration in which the two portions of said sealing sheet applied over the two packaging portions (21, 22) of the inner packaging element (2) face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SELENIUM MEDICAL
    Inventor: Oliver Richart
  • Patent number: 9789284
    Abstract: A urinary catheter is configured to avoid sliding contact between the outer surface of a catheter tube and the urethra wall. A flexible tubular membrane extends through the catheter tube and has a proximal end secured to an anchor outside the urethra as the catheter tube moves into the urethra, pulling the membrane through the proximal end of the tube so it inverts and covers the outer surface of the tube. Alternatively, a catheter tube of flexible material has a proximal end secured to the anchor, and the catheter tube turns inside out as it is inserted, forming a double wall reflected tube with a proximal reflection point. The sterile interior surface of the membrane or tube becomes the external surface facing the urethral wall as the catheter is deployed, and this external surface maintains static contact with the urethral wall as the catheter is advanced or retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Department of Veterans Affairs
    Inventor: Eric Nickel