Hypodermic Or Needle, Per Se Patents (Class 206/365)
  • Patent number: 10864055
    Abstract: A tray for a soft tissue cutting device includes a housing slot for removably housing the soft tissue cutting device prior to use and a priming slot for receiving the soft tissue cutting device during a priming procedure. The priming slot allows connection of the soft tissue cutting device to a priming syringe for priming the soft tissue cutting device. The tray also includes a safety slot for testing whether the soft tissue cutting device is primed for use and a sterile cover connectable to the tray. The sterile cover substantially encloses the tray when it is connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: Sonex Health, Inc., Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: Darryl E. Barnes, Aaron Keenan, Jay Smith, Kevin Arnal, Sara Backlund
  • Patent number: 10835674
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus, system, and method for a nested syringe assembly. The nested syringe assembly (100) includes a first syringe (104) having a cylindrical body defining an inner diameter and a second syringe (102) having a cylindrical body defining an outer diameter. The outer diameter of the second syringe is less than the inner diameter of the first syringe. At least a portion of the cylindrical body of the second syringe is disposed within the cylindrical body of the first syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Cowan, Damian Peter Francis Savio, Eric Siu, Richard Sokolov, Peter John Sprada
  • Patent number: 10828428
    Abstract: A magazine assembly (1) that stores a plurality of needles (56) configured to engage a medication pen (2) via an adapter (4) for medication delivery, the magazine assembly (1) comprising a magazine housing (20) enclosing a plurality of hub chambers (22) each enclosing one of a plurality of needle hubs (50), a connector (28) in each of the plurality of hub chambers (22), each connector (28) engages one of the plurality of needle hubs (50), and a plurality of enclosures (30) each sealing the plurality of hub chambers (22), wherein a selected enclosure of the plurality of enclosures (30) is removed to expose a selected needle hub (52) of the plurality of needle hubs (50), the adapter (4) attaches to the medication pen (2) to engage the selected needle hub (52) while disengaging the selected needle hub (52) from the hub chamber (22), and the selected needle hub (52) is removed from the magazine housing (20) to prepare the medication pen (2) for medication delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sudarsan Srinivasan, David R. Schiff, Stephan Lawson, Amit Uday Limaye, Matthew E. Zuschlag, Donald Vanroyen
  • Patent number: 10806645
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wound care product, comprising a wound care article located in a sterilized sealed chamber defining a sterile environment. The wound care product also comprises an openable and reclosable container which has at least one outer surface portion in said sterile environment. The invention further relates to a method for using such a wound care product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Mölnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Michael Shahir
  • Patent number: 10780060
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods for adjusting particle size in nanoemulsions of fluorocarbons and perfluorocarbons (e.g., perfluoropentane and perfluorohexane) via sonication (e.g., ultrasonication).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NuvOx Pharma LLC
    Inventors: Evan C. Unger, Edmund Marinelli
  • Patent number: 10773014
    Abstract: Packages comprising a syringe and a blister package are described. The blister package incorporates elements that allow one-handed opening. Also described are methods of removing a syringe from a package using only one hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Karim Maasarani
  • Patent number: 10765813
    Abstract: A self-injection device (100, 200), including a pen body (108, 208) connectable to a pen needle (10), and a cap (104, 204) selectively connectable to the pen body (108, 208) in a first orientation with respect to the pen body (108, 208) to minimize the length or volume of the self injection device (100, 200), and in a second orientation to provide sufficient length or volume in an interior of the cap (104, 204) to house a pen needle (10) connected to the pen body (108, 208).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Ruane Jeter
  • Patent number: 10744273
    Abstract: A removal device (121, 221) for removing and disposing of a pen needle (113, 213) connectable to a drug delivery device (111, 211) includes a body (123, 223) having a cavity (141, 241) for receiving the pen needle of the drug delivery device such that a patient end (116, 216) of a needle (115, 215) of the pen needle is covered by the body. An ejector (151, 251) is movably connected to the body (123, 223) for engaging the received pen needle (113, 213) and selectively ejecting the engaged pen needle from the body. The pen needle (113, 213) is securely retained within the removal device (121, 221) without exposing the needle (115, 215) of the pen needle until the pen needle (113, 213) can be properly disposed of, such as in a sharps container, thereby substantially preventing an accidental needle stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 10729645
    Abstract: A method of treating pain, e.g., acute post-operative pain, by intravenously administering to a human patient(s) a dose of tramadol of about 45 mg to about 80 mg, based on tramadol hydrochloride, together with an intravenous dose of a therapeutically effective amount of ketorolac about every 6 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Revogenex Ireland Ltd.
    Inventor: Lucy Lu
  • Patent number: 10716452
    Abstract: A compact drying rack is disclosed having a portable carry case which is opened to reveal various sized pegs to accommodate a variety of different types of bottles and bottle brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Munchkin, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Antonio Sauceda, Mark A Hatherill, Mark Gerard Tebbe, Kevin Douglas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10702670
    Abstract: A medical device packaging assembly includes a cover (10), a medical packaging paper (20), a medical device (50), and an adhesive dressing (30). The cover has a pocket (14) and a perimeter (12) extending from the perimeter of the pocket. The medical packaging paper forms a hermetically tight seal between the medical packaging paper and the perimeter of the cover around the pocket. The medical device is contained in the hermetically sealed pocket along with the adhesive dressing. The adhesive dressing is removably adhered to the medical packaging paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Wen Jenn Lim, E-Jen Teh
  • Patent number: 10653850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a boot remover (10) for removing a protective needle boot (11) from a drug delivery device (1), wherein the boot remover (10) is arranged to engage the protective needle boot (11) when attached to the drug delivery device (1), wherein the boot remover (10) comprises a tab (10.2) extending in a distal direction (D), wherein the tab (10.2) is engageable to a packaging (13) of the drug delivery device (1). Furthermore, the invention relates to a drug delivery arrangement comprising a drug delivery device (1), a packaging (13) and the boot remover (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Chris Ward, Gareth Roberts, Graham Wilson, Troy Baker
  • Patent number: 10639123
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, a method of capturing biomatter includes placing a device comprising the biomatter within an extension tube, the extension tube being coupled to a tray. A fold is created in the extension tube sealing the extension tube and the biomatter contained therein. The extension tube is secured to the tray to maintain the fold. The assembly is discarded, e.g., into a bio-waste disposal bag in a bio-waste container. The fold is a smooth fold, in contrast to a sharp tip, thus minimizing the possibility of puncture of the bio-waste disposal bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Barnell
  • Patent number: 10618049
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sampling assembly (1), in particular for relatively small quantities of bodily fluids. The said sample assembly (1) comprises a sample container (2) and a support assembly (15). The sample container (2) has an open end (4), an end (5) closed by a bottom (6) as well as a side wall (7). The support assembly (15) protrudes axially over the sample container (2) in the area of the closed end (5) thereof, and comprises at least two container extension pieces (16). The container extension pieces (16) are each integrally connected with the sample container (2) via a hinge assembly (17) and are pivotable from a production position aligned at an angle (18) to the longitudinal axis (8) to a use position which is aligned approximately parallel to the longitudinal axis (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Ebetsberger, Georg Kofler, Maximilian Mizelli
  • Patent number: 10617635
    Abstract: A method of treating pain, e.g., acute post-operative pain, by intravenously administering to a human patient(s) a dose of tramadol of about 45 mg to about 80 mg, based on tramadol hydrochloride, together with an intravenous dose of acetaminophen in an amount from about 500 mg to about 1000 mg, about every 6 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Revogenex Ireland Ltd.
    Inventor: Lucy Lu
  • Patent number: 10610134
    Abstract: Use of the peritoneal space provides a more direct tracking of blood glucose, capturing faster glucose kinetics, avoiding membrane/encapsulation effects, having less lag time and lag time variability, and eliminating the effect of variations in skin temperature, cardiac output, and body position during sleep. A peritoneal sensor system may be implanted within the peritoneal space and may generally include a sensor/sampler portion, which is implanted in the peritoneal space, and a control portion/controller, which may be implanted elsewhere, such as subcutaneously, or may be external to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Burnett, Evan S. Luxon
  • Patent number: 10603427
    Abstract: A packaging body is configured to house a prefilled syringe that comprises an outer cylinder fillable with a liquid and a plunger movable with respect to the outer cylinder. The packaging body includes a container comprising a housing portion configured to house the prefilled syringe. The housing portion is configured to house the prefilled syringes with various protrusion lengths of the plungers from the outer cylinders, and comprises a first regulating portion that regulates movement of the plunger in a distal end direction in a housed state in which the prefilled syringe is housed in the housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoaki Hasumi
  • Patent number: 10583240
    Abstract: A package for a medical cannula with a hub, such as a pen needle, is disclosed. The package includes a cover for receiving a medical cannula and for engaging a hub of the medical cannula. The cover has open ends that are in communication through the cover. The packaging also includes a sterility barrier for the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert Banik, Peter Skutnik, Sean Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10561793
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiment relates to an injection device that is a single patient use, disposable device containing a needle and a cartridge containing a drug, pharmaceutical product or other injectable agent. The device is initially provided in a pre-armed state in a first engagement configuration wherein the needle is separated from the septum of a cartridge. To arm the injection device, the professional urges the device from the first engagement or pre-armed configuration to a second engagement or armed configuration wherein the needle pierces the septum and provides a sterile fluid path to the drug, pharmaceutical product or other injectable agent contained within the cartridge. The disclosed embodiment is particularly adaptable to dental anesthetic applications, as well as other medical and veterinary applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KPR U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Melvin A. Finke, David L. Strader, David R. Swisher, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Patent number: 10543319
    Abstract: A prefilled syringe includes a syringe body filled with a medical fluid, which has a nozzle at a front side, the nozzle being closed with a cap, and which is closed at a rear side with a displaceable plunger; and a plunger rod that can be inserted into the syringe body via the rear side. The plunger rod has a connecting portion at a front side, via which the plunger rod can be connected to the plunger. At least three annular elements, which extend at least in some sections about a longitudinal axis of the rod, are arranged on a rear side of the connecting portion on the plunger rod in such a manner that they are located in the syringe body when the plunger rod is fully connected to the plunger. The three annular elements support a coaxial connection of the rod to the plunger positioned in the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Baldauf, Jörg Heinrich, Christoph Zauner
  • Patent number: 10543321
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a pen cap, being capable of covering a distal end of a drug delivery device comprising at least one protruding element located inside the pen cap which prevents that the rim of an outer needle cap, while being a protective casing for the needle at the distal end of the drug delivery device, can get stuck within a part of the pen cap if the user puts the pen cap on the drug delivery device. The inner diameter of the pen cap is reduced by means of the at least one protruding element, such that the inner diameter of the pen cap is smaller than the largest outer diameter of the outer needle cap. Furthermore, the invention relates to a drug delivery device comprising a pen cap with the described protruding elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: 10524983
    Abstract: Medicant mixing/administration systems are provided that can include: a medicant vial; a syringe assembly comprising a barrel and a piston; a protective material supporting the syringe assembly and medicant vial; and a member within the system, the member separating the piston of the syringe assembly from the medicant vial. Systems are provided that can include: a syringe assembly comprising a barrel and a piston; having a forward end and an opposing back end; a protective material supporting the syringe assembly; and a needle housing coupled to the protective material. Medicant mixing/administration methods are also provided that can include, within a package, sufficiently clearing a restraining member from between a medicant vial and syringe plunger to pierce the medicant vial with a piercing structure coupled to the syringe plunger, the piercing providing medicant from the vial to the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 10518042
    Abstract: The invention refers to a needle cap remover (7) for a needle cap (5.1) of a drug delivery device (2). The needle cap remover (7) comprises a body (8) having a material which differs from the material of the needle cap (5.1) or of a rigid needle shield (5) encasing the needle cap (5.1) in at least one parameter, wherein a body portion (8.1), which covers the needle cap (5.1) or the rigid needle shield (5) encasing the needle cap (5.1), is adapted to capture the needle cap (5.1) or the rigid needle shield (5) encasing the needle cap (5.1) by a positive and/or non-positive connections before or during removing of the needle cap (5.1) and is adapted to shrunk when a pulling force is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Moritz Keim, Winfried Huthmacher, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 10456067
    Abstract: A blood collection assembly includes a hub with a distal end, a proximal end, a hub outer surface and an internal opening extending therethrough. The assembly also includes a holder housing defining a receiving chamber and having a rearward end adapted to receive a sample collection tube within the chamber and a forward end including a receiving port extending into the chamber, where the receiving port receives a portion of the proximal end of the hub therein. An internal opening of the hub accommodates a puncturing element at the proximal end thereof for providing passage of a fluid therethrough, and the puncturing element contacts the sample collection tube. The hub and the holder housing include an interengaging structure extending substantially perimetrically therearound for axially locking the hub with the holder housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Kirk D. Swenson
  • Patent number: 10456494
    Abstract: A system for storing instruments is provided. The system includes a tray including at least one tray end. At least one slot is formed in the at least one tray end. The system also includes a cover constructed and arranged to be positioned on the tray. The cover includes at least one cover end. The system also includes a latch positioned within the at least one cover end. The latch includes an actuating member and a locking member. The locking member includes at least one locking flange constructed and arranged to be received in the at least one slot. The at least one locking flange includes an angled lower edge constructed and arranged to engage the at least one tray end when the cover is positioned on the tray so that the latch is actuated into an open position to enable the at least one locking flange to be received within the at least one slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: H. Richard Roudebush, Jay Vance Engh, Carl Ryan Estes, Ronald C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10398849
    Abstract: An injection aid for use with an injection device, such as a safety syringe, for example, is disclosed. The injection aid employs a flexible clip-based design to compensate for manufacturing tolerances associated with the injection device. The injection aid includes a body and a lever mounted to the body, the lever being configured to rotate about the body. The injection aid may further include gears rotate with rotation of the lever, and which function to remove a needle shield from the injection device. The body positions the injection device so as to ensure consistent injection depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMAPNY
    Inventors: Eric Schiller, Prashant Kakade, Hiroo Noguchi, Takuji Harada, Hideo Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10391250
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including a plunger rod separate and detached from a syringe barrel and a packaging member, the plunger rod having a sealing member and the packaging member having a first compartment and a second compartment is disclosed. With the syringe barrel received within the first compartment and the plunger rod received within the second compartment, the sealing member of the plunger rod seals the syringe barrel and the plunger rod within the packaging member. In this manner, the syringe assembly is placed in the packaging member in a manner that allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Christopher Todd Hilliard, Tracy Ray Hottovy, James Jude Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 10342914
    Abstract: A closure container that can house a preset drug applicator in an easily accessible manner with tamper evidencing means. The closure container contains a plurality of dosing ribs and a retainer to retain the syringe in a preset dosage amount and preferably has a window to view the barrel of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Plas-Tech Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hirschmann, Robert Hacker, Robert Fesus, Christopher Grimes, Hannah Talbot Griffith
  • Patent number: 10221000
    Abstract: A fold open face seal package is provided. The package may comprise a one or two-piece thermoformed blister adhered to a backing card. In the one piece embodiment upper and lower portions of the blister are connected by one or more hinges. In the two-piece embodiment the blister is cut into upper and lower pieces which are adhered to the backing card. The package may be opened by folding the backing card back along a bend line and then reclosed for later use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Dave Larsen
  • Patent number: 10172682
    Abstract: Packaging (4) for an injection device (6, 92), the packaging comprising: a compartment (32) forming a recess configured to house the injection device therein, the compartment extending in a longitudinal direction, a depth direction, and having a variable lateral width to accommodate the injection device; a first sidewall (54) extending in the depth direction and longitudinal direction contiguous a portion of the compartment; and a lip (56) adjoining the sidewall and said portion of the compartment, wherein the first sidewall is arranged within a field of width of the compartment, the lip arranged at a height (h) from a base of said portion of the compartment, such that the lip and first sidewall prevent user gripping of a housed injection device at said portion of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Yvette Jacqueline Van Der Raad-Meijer, Johannes Wilhelmus Maria Sanders
  • Patent number: 10172857
    Abstract: The invention relates to the use of an inhibitor of the dihydrofolate reductase enzyme selected from the group that consists of methotrexate, trimetrexate and pemetrexed; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the preparation of a drug for the treatment or prevention of recurrences of a disease selected from the group that consists of cancer, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, juvenile polyarticular arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, polymyositis, dermatomyositis and sarcoidosis, wherein said treatment or prevention includes administering to a patient, simultaneously, separately or sequentially, a lipophilic statin and the inhibitor of the dihydrofolate reductase enzyme. The invention also relates to a pharmaceutical composition which includes the inhibitor of the dihydrofolate reductase enzyme and the lipophilic statin together with pharmaceutically acceptable carriers and/or vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DALANA3, S.L.
    Inventor: Jose Manuel Garcia Castellano
  • Patent number: 10166344
    Abstract: An injection needle assembly is presented having an injection needle where the distal pointed end is arranged to penetrate a membrane arranged at the proximal end of a medicament container; a tubular needle holder having a distal engagement means and proximal engagement means; a tubular cap having a proximal outer engagement means and proximal inner engagement means; a tubular needle cover comprising first engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal engagement means, and second engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal outer engagement means of the cap. The needle cover is arranged to be displaced from a first position wherein the second engagement means and the proximal outer engagement means prevents the needle cover and the needle holder to be axially displaced by a linear displacement, to a second position wherein the needle cover and the needle holder are distally displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHL GROUP AB
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, David De Salvo, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 10155127
    Abstract: Apparatuses and systems are provided which include one or more receptacles for receiving drugs and further include one or more stored supplies of one or more absorbent materials comprising crosslinkers, wherein the apparatus and systems are adapted to release the absorbent materials comprising crosslinkers into the one or more receptacles. A method is provided which includes depositing a drug into a predetermined amount of fluid and adding to the drug containing fluid a absorbent material comprising crosslinkers which is capable of encapsulating the drug containing fluid and possibly killing infectious materials within the fluid and/or denaturing the drug within the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Vigilant Waste Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Nelson, Alfred Rafi Baddour
  • Patent number: 10137238
    Abstract: A flip-open multi-pack assembly which contains a plurality of new pen needles via a rectangular or tube-shaped, hinged shell housing, wherein new pen needles are stored in a plurality of user accessible openings each having a sterility barrier formed by covers that cover the non-patient end of the openings where the new pen needles are contained. Used pen needles are returned and stored in openings accessible by rotatably opening the shell housing. One or more of the openings within first and second opposite ends of the housing shell include a slidable internal holder configured to releasably secure the inner shield of the new pen needle, and subsequently be pulled forward when the new pen needle is removed and locked at a forward position, to create an interior space, accessible from an opposite end when the hinged housing is opened, for a used pen needle to be inserted and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ira Spool, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Sean P. Sullivan, Abhijitsinh Raj, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Patent number: 10111808
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sterile labeling of medications and medical solutions including those in a first container having a sterile interior and a non-sterile exterior, the first container being received in a second container or membrane, at least one sterile printed label containing information specific to the medication or solution, provided in a third container having a sterile interior and a non-sterile exterior, the third container being removably affixed to the second container while maintaining association of the printed label to the contents of the first container. The medication or solution in the first container may be dispensed into a sterile container in the sterile field and one of the at least one sterile printed labels from the third container may be applied to the corresponding sterile container or medical accessory in the sterile field. The apparatus can further include packaging in which the first container is packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ORventions LLC
    Inventors: Matthew S. MacFarlane, Shawn L. Adams, Joseph M. Patton
  • Patent number: 10105699
    Abstract: A splittable fluid sample collector for dividing a fluid sample into two or more portions, includes at least first and second fluid collector portions detachably connected to one another, each of the fluid collector portions including a handle and an absorbent sample pad affixed to an end of the handle. Further, a fluid sampling apparatus includes the aforementioned splittable fluid sample collector, at least one container and a closure for the container. Still further, a method for splitting a fluid sample including providing the aforementioned splittable fluid sample collector, collecting a fluid sample with the absorbent sample pads of the splittable fluid sample collector and splitting the first and second fluid collector portions of the splittable fluid sample collector from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Moishe Bodner
  • Patent number: 10034981
    Abstract: This syringe has an outer tube, a gasket, and a pusher. The pusher is provided with: a tubular holding part which covers at least a part of an outer surface of the outer tube and is movable relative to the outer tube in the longitudinal direction thereof; and a pressure part which is connected with the holding part, is inserted into the outer tube, and moves the gasket to the distal side of the outer tube by distally a movement of the holding part relative to the outer tube. In addition, between the holding part and the outer tube, a guide part is provided which guides the movement of the holding part relative to the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kouichi Tachikawa, Yoichiro Iwase, Hirotaka Ohashi, Junichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 9918738
    Abstract: [Problem] Provided are: an ultrasound-guided puncture assist device that is capable of preventing occurrence of operational mistakes or the like when a nerve block or vascular puncture is performed under ultrasonography, an ultrasound-guided puncture method using the ultrasound-guided puncture assist device, and the like. [Solution] An ultrasound-guided puncture assist device with an object of preventing narrowing or the like of a puncture target site for a nerve block or vascular puncture under ultrasonography to thereby assist the puncture by comprising a pulling mechanism for pulling the surface of the puncture target site, such as skin. The use of the ultrasound-guided puncture assist device of the invention can increase the width of the target site tissue where a nerve block or vascular puncture is performed, and thus occurrence of mispuncture is preventable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fukuoka University
    Inventors: Isao Haraga, Kazuo Higa, Keiichi Nitahara
  • Patent number: 9863186
    Abstract: A medical device has a base having an internally tapered wall mounted to a neck of a tube holder that has a reverse taper, so that rotation of the base relative to the neck may be effected with a controlled drag to provide a smooth and secure relative rotation. The base may be rotated relative to the holder by rotationally moving a needle protection housing hingedly attached to the base. The housing may be rotated to any orientation relative to the tube holder so long as a torsional force greater than the predetermined friction between the tapered surfaces is applied thereto. The base is designed to have a ring at its base that biases against the base of the neck in a self-adjustable manner. Other devices may also be fitted with reverse tapered complementary connection fittings to securely couple to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Frank A. Bimbo, John Douglas Ilg
  • Patent number: 9861759
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for administering a substance to a subject. A vial contains the substance and a stopper is disposed within the vial and is slidably coupled to the vial. A first threaded element is (a) rotatable with respect to the vial and (b) substantially immobile proximally with respect to the vial during rotation of the first threaded element. A second threaded element is threadedly coupled to the first threaded element. At least a distal end of the second threaded element is substantially non-rotatable with respect to the vial, and the distal end of the second threaded element defines a coupling portion that couples the second threaded element to the stopper. The first threaded element, by rotating, linearly advances the stopper and at least the distal end of the second threaded element toward a distal end of the vial. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIMOP MEDICAL PROJECTS LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Gross, Oz Cabiri
  • Patent number: 9827063
    Abstract: A catheter delivery system package includes a tray, an extension tube coupled to the tray, an end cap sealing an end of the extension tube, and a lid coupled to the tray. The sealed rigid tray provides a highly robust sterile barrier, free of folds and abrasions. By eliminating compound folds, the possibility of failure of the catheter delivery system package is minimized. In addition, the catheter delivery system package has a reduced package volume. Further, the catheter delivery system package is 100% recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Barnell
  • Patent number: 9802008
    Abstract: A pen needle (521) for a drug delivery device (100) includes a hub (511) and a needle (502) fixedly connected to the hub (511). An outer cover (501) removably receives the hub (511) and the needle (502). A locking member (505) locks the hub (511) and the needle (502) in the outer cover (501). The hub (625) may have a colored portion (629) visible to the user to indicate that the needle (623) has been used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Tieming Ruan
  • Patent number: 9788913
    Abstract: A surgical system is disclosed. The surgical system can include a tray and a vacuum-fitted cover covering at least a portion of the tray. The surgical system can comprise a tray and a drape at least partially vacuum-fitted to the tray. A surgical drape is also disclosed. The surgical drape can comprise a cover including an opening and an interior cavity defined by a flexible wall which is configured to receive a support surface. The surgical drape can further comprise a closable portion configured to close the opening and seal at least a portion of the support surface within the interior cavity. The surgical drape can further include a valve in fluid communication with the interior cavity, wherein the valve is configured to enable the suction of air from the interior cavity and draw the flexible wall inwardly to closely envelop at least a portion of the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Krishnan K. Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9783329
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, an endoscopic surgical device is provided. The surgical device includes a handle assembly including a drive mechanism actuatable by a trigger; and an endoscopic assembly including a proximal end portion extending from the handle assembly; a distal end portion pivotably connected to the proximal end portion of the endoscopic assembly; and a rotatable inner actuation shaft extending from the handle assembly and into the distal end portion of the endoscopic assembly, the inner actuation shaft including a flexible portion extending across the pivot connection. The surgical device includes an end effector selectively connectable to the distal end portion of the endoscopic assembly and to a distal portion of the rotatable inner actuation shaft. The surgical device includes a shipping wedge to support an end effector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kevin Sniffin, Gregory Fischvogt
  • Patent number: 9775944
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for storing and dispensing a pen needle for an injection device, including a packaging assembly including a pliable outer cover, the outer cover having a hub portion, a needle portion disposed at a distal end of the hub portion, and a flange disposed at a proximal end of the hub portion, the hub portion having internally protruding splines or other structures for engaging a hub of a pen needle. The hub portion is sufficiently pliable for a user to press gripping portions of the hub portion so that corresponding internal portions of the hub portion between the splines contacts the pen needle hub to increase a surface area contact between the outer cover and a pen needle therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Michael A. DiBiasi
  • Patent number: 9764094
    Abstract: Syringes and methods of using are described which protect materials within the syringe barrel cavity from contaminants and photo-chemical degradation. A syringe is provided having an inspection window for viewing medications or other materials within the cavity of a syringe barrel. The syringe barrel and other syringe components may be colored, opaque, darkened, amber, tinted; or the syringe barrel may have applied thereto polarizing filters; or materials having light polarizing properties can be used to manufacture the syringe barrel and other syringe components of the syringe to cancel particular components of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventor: Robin Scott Gray
  • Patent number: 9687299
    Abstract: A medical instrument holding apparatus and related methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a medical instrument container. A medical instrument holding platform is positioned within the medical instrument container, wherein the medical instrument holding platform has a textured surface. At least one marking is positioned on the textured surface. When a quantity of light emitted from a lighting fixture is applied to the textured surface, a reflection from the quantity of light may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SYMMETRY MEDICAL MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Russell Nadeau, Jason Hawkes, George P. Hannafin
  • Patent number: 9649428
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preparing a pharmaceutical for transient application includes a tray having a sealed compartment, a vial of an ophthalmic formulation of mitomycin-C, a diluent carrier containing sterilized water, and a syringe that are all contained together in a single package. The component parts of the apparatus are used together to reconstitute the contents of the vial with the water in the diluent carrier, and then draw the reconstituted drug into the scaled compartment of the tray by a suction force produced by the syringe. In the tray compartment, the reconstituted drug is absorbed in at least one absorbent pad. The absorbent pads may come in multiple shapes and or/sizes. The tray is opened to remove the pad and the absorbed drug from the tray compartment for use of the pad in transient application of the drug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MOBIUS THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Edward J. Timm
  • Patent number: 9604596
    Abstract: A lock mechanism for a motor vehicle ignition switch includes a housing defining a barrel and a locking cylinder fitted for rotation in the barrel. A cap is fitted over one end of the housing capturing a frangible lock insert between the housing and cap. The frangible lock insert includes an electrically conductive pathway between radially displaced connection points on the rim of the insert. A circuit includes the electrically conductive pathway which is interrupted by disintegration of the frangible lock insert. Such disintegration occurs upon efforts to tamper with the lock mechanism or application of brute force to the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Paul Lill
  • Patent number: RE46510
    Abstract: Medical devices such as medical containers can be formed of glass and annealed which produces a clean device having a low bio-burden, or formed by plastic molding which produces a clean device. The clean devices are immediately transferred to a controlled environment such as a clean room or localized area to avoid the need to maintain cleanliness levels in an entire room. Syringe tip closures can be introduced into the housing assembly, where syringe barrels and tip closures are cleaned with filtered ionized air and the tip closures are coupled to the barrels. The syringe barrels can be filled with a substance and a closure member attached. While still in the housing assembly the syringe barrels can be formed into an array and placed in a clean outer container, which is then closed and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Odell, Donald L. Porfano, James C. Kropatsch, Jorge J. Campos, Mario de Aguero Servin, Patrick G. Carre, Mark A. German