Plural Patents (Class 206/366)
  • Patent number: 11147911
    Abstract: A storage device for storing a plurality of auto-injectors, the device configured to activate an auto-injector upon removal of the auto-injector from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11103634
    Abstract: An assembly for storing both new and used pen needles of an injection apparatus, comprising a plurality of storage units each configured to store a pen needle having a needle fixed to a hub, the plurality of storage units being hingedly connected, and each including a storage end, and a dispensing end having an anti-rotation structure, wherein the anti-rotation structure working in conjunction with the hub of the pen needle to prevent rotation of the pen needle when the pen needle is in a dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ira Spool, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Sean P. Sullivan, Abhijitsinh Raj, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Patent number: 11103633
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a case configured to hold at least one injection device for delivering a medicament and a mounting attachment configured to be attached to the case. The case includes one or more magnets for attaching the mounting attachment to the case and an external face of the case is formed having a recess configured to receive at least part of the mounting attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Hardy Kietzmann, Fred Luck, Stefan Riebel
  • Patent number: 11097066
    Abstract: A storage device (30) for storing a pen needle assembly (10) includes a housing (30) having first wells (44) with a dimension for receiving the pen needle assembly and second wells (46) for receiving an inner shield (24) of the pen needle assembly. The second wells (46) have a diameter less than a diameter of the first wells (44). An ejector (40) in the housing (34) can be actuated to eject the used needle hub (16) and outer covers (22) from the first well (44) and the inner shield (24) from the second well (46) for disposal. A method of coupling a pen needle delivery device to a needle hub is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Xi Zeng, Huasheng Huang, Wei Hu, Fei Wang, Tingting Fan
  • Patent number: 11097141
    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: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Vigilant Waste Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Nelson, Alfred Rafi Baddour
  • Patent number: 11071817
    Abstract: A syringe nest assembly includes a base having a first surface and an opposing second surface and a first plate movably coupled to the base. The base includes a plurality of nesting units extending upwardly away from the first surface of the base. Each nesting unit includes a hollow body having a first open end distal from the first surface of the base and an opposing second open end. The first plate has a first surface and an opposing second surface. The first plate includes a plurality of apertures extending from the first surface to the second surface of the first plate. Each aperture of the first plate is generally aligned with a respective nesting unit of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Brian Costello, Raymond Protasiewicz, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 11058786
    Abstract: Medical containers are provided, wherein the containers may be used to transport medical devices. The medical container can include a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel cooperating to form a cavity. The lower panel may include an absorbent material. The medical container may also include one or more absorbent band members disposed around at least a portion of the circumference of the cavity. An insert portion including a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel may be coupled to or disposed within the medical container. The insert portion may be formed from an absorbent material. Methods of using the medical containers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hopkinson, Doug Hales, Daniel Hadley, Dylan Neyme, John William Hall, Jeremy Snow, Tyler David Rees, Abbe M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11033674
    Abstract: A packaging assembly includes a case configured to hold at least one injection device for delivering a medicament and a mounting attachment configured to be attached to the case. The case includes one or more magnets for attaching the mounting attachment to the case and an external face of the case is formed having a recess configured to receive at least part of the mounting attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Hardy Kietzmann, Fred Luck, Stefan Riebel
  • Patent number: 10964143
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a controller and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the controller to initiate or perform operations including adjusting a lock between a first state and a second state and adjusting a container bar between a locked state and an unlocked state. The lock is configured to, in the first state, secure a cover over an opening of a container body or couple an end of a membrane to a container base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOGO, LLC
    Inventor: David Brian Ruth
  • Patent number: 10923223
    Abstract: A data-enabled syringe collection container. The data-enabled syringe collection container may include an upper inlet body; a container body coupled to the upper inlet body; an electronics module configured for sensing and tracking dose events, the electronics module coupled to at least one of the upper inlet body or the container body; and wherein the upper inlet body may include an inlet lid; a first opening; an entry channel; and a receiving assembly including a dropout door, and wherein the inlet lid is configured for covering and accessing the first opening, the entry channel is configured to provide a passage way from the first opening to the receiving assembly, and the dropout door is configured to allow passage through a second opening into the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: DOSECUE, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Burrows, Barbara Dove, Ed Hawley
  • Patent number: 10864316
    Abstract: Packages of sterile needles are described herein. Such packages may include a container, a tray having a plurality of receiving apertures that are sized and shaped to receive a needle hub or a needle shield, a plurality of needles disposed within the plurality of receiving apertures; and a lid being supported by the container. The lid and container form an enclosure for the plurality of needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas Fraites, Adam Kristopher Brakoniecki
  • Patent number: 10864315
    Abstract: A suture storage, dispensing, and disposal device is disclosed. The device provides a method for storing sutures or other medical consumables, dispensing the sutures or other medical consumables, and disposing of used sutures or other medical consumables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Carson S. Fox, Richard M. Dambra, Amy L. Throckmorton
  • Patent number: 10850023
    Abstract: A packet for a medication delivery pen comprises a pen cap integrally connected to one, some, or all of the devices listed: an unused pen needle dispenser, sharps container for used needles, folding glucose monitor, constant glucose monitor, glucose tablets/candy, lancing device, or glucose test strip holder. The integrated pen cap is configured to replace the pen cap normally supplied with the pen and the attachments and devices featured put all items needed by a diabetic in one device. This device also gives the diabetic freedom in choosing which devices they would like to or would like not to carry with them, and in what manner so as to have the highest convenience to the diabetic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hunter S. Bihn
  • Patent number: 10745188
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly, comprising an outer cover having an open end, a lid removably connected to the open end of the outer cover, a pen needle disposed in the outer cover, and connecting members disposed on opposite sides of the outer cover. Also disclosed is a pen needle assembly, comprising an outer cover having an open end, a lid removably connected to the open end of the outer cover, a pen needle disposed in the outer cover, and connecting members disposed on opposite sides of the outer cover, wherein a plurality of pen needle assemblies are connected adjacent to each other via the connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joshua D. Horvath, Deirdre Collins, Charles G. Hwang, Paul Upham, Sean Sullivan, Ed Langill
  • Patent number: 10729850
    Abstract: A modular dental material dispenser can include multiple stackable, modular components, each having a syringe extending therethrough. The syringe of each component may include a detachable nozzle attachment to assist in efficiently dispensing the materials contained therein. Two or more modular components may be connected to provide a dispenser capable of dispensing multiple materials using different dispensing nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: King Saud University
    Inventor: Shafia Abdullah Alqahtani
  • Patent number: 10632246
    Abstract: A container for closing caps for syringes has a plurality of seats, each of which is suited to be engaged, in a sliding manner, by a respective closing cap, and has a movable portion configured to move between a locking position of the relevant closing cap in the seat and a release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Health Robotics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Walter Bianco, Gabriele Kucich, Fabio Fioravanti
  • Patent number: 10524873
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for receiving and handling specific medical waste products to be stored in a safe container (10; 100), comprising a receiving mechanism (14; 126) arranged with a compartment (48; 131) for receiving a medicament container, which compartment (48; 131) is operably arranged to be moved from a first position wherein a medical waste product may be entered into said compartment to a second position wherein the medical waste product is entered into the safe container (10; 100), at least one first locking element (25; 118) operably arranged to releasably lock said compartment (48; 131) from being moved to said second position, said at least one first locking element (25; 118) being configured such that a medical waste product placed in said compartment (48; 131) constitutes a keying element for unlocking said compartment (48), and a monitoring unit (60; 200) comprising a detection mechanism (64; 150, 170) capable of detecting that said compartment (48; 131) has been moved from
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Stefan Gylleby
  • Patent number: 10507280
    Abstract: A medical instrument housing container includes a container body including a substantially rectangular base, a peripheral wall having a lower end that is contiguous to a perimeter of the base and that extends upward, and a peripheral edge member that comprises a plurality of peripheral edges, that is contiguous to an upper end of the peripheral wall, and that extends outwardly, wherein the substantially rectangular base, the peripheral wall, and the peripheral edge member are molded from resin, and the container body has an opening surrounded by the peripheral edge member; a plurality of medical instruments held in the container body; and a protection film that is adhered or heat-sealed to the peripheral edge member for covering and sealing the opening. At least a portion of the peripheral edge member is curved inwardly. The protection film covers the opening in a flexed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okihara
  • Patent number: 10507072
    Abstract: A sterile stand for supporting surgical instruments or medical tools such as needles, cannulas, syringes and an injection needle assembly. The stand includes a base member having one or more support tubes extending upwardly therefrom. The support tube is configured to receive a portion of the surgical instrument extending downwardly thereinto. The base member also has a receptacle positioned thereon for receiving an injection needle assembly therein. The base member is configured to receive the lower end of one or more syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Gayle Misle, Ryan C. Patterson, Trent J. Perry
  • Patent number: 10421575
    Abstract: Container for packing of liquid, pasty or solid substances or small parts with a cup made of plastic, which is liquid-tight and can be sealed with a sealing film made of plastic. The container has a cover with a stable, plastic edge part, which can be detached from the cup and attached liquid-tight to the upper edge of the container, on the surface of which sealing film can be welded on liquid-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDINOXX GMBH
    Inventors: Gottfried Steiner, Jens Häfner
  • Patent number: 10328198
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a workpiece carrier for transporting or storing components of a drug delivery device, comprising: an array of accommodating recesses extending in a first lateral plane (x, y) and being adapted to receive at least one component of the drug delivery device, at least one stack forming structure adapted to mate with a corresponding stack forming structure of another workpiece carrier for mutually aligning workpiece carriers when stacked on one another, wherein the center of the at least one stack forming structure is arranged laterally offset with respect to the center of the array of accommodating recesses in at least one lateral direction, and wherein the stack forming structure comprises a surrounding edge comprising at least in sections a corrugated or undulated structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Josef, Christian Simon, Andreas Bode, Christian Pommereau
  • Patent number: 10321968
    Abstract: A container for disposal of medical waste is provided that comprises a receptacle with an open top. A lid is attached to the receptacle to cover the open top of the receptacle. The lid has an elongated opening sized to permit the introduction of medical waste into the receptacle. A closure flap is connected to the lid to selectively close the lid opening. The closure flap is movable between an open position, a closed position and a locked position. The closure flap is attached to the lid by axial hubs that extend from each side of the closure flap through openings in the side walls of the lid. Covers attached to the outside of the side wall of the lid and engaged with the closure flap axial hub. The container may also include a locking external cabinet that encloses the receptacle and can be mounted to a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James Burgess, Scott Bedoe, Hongmeng Tian
  • Patent number: 10322241
    Abstract: Injection systems with storage compartments to house various materials are described. The storage compartments facilitate provision of medical care in space- and time-efficient manners and are particularly useful in providing care in non-medical facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Patent number: 10278525
    Abstract: A drinking vessel has a drink container with a body that compensates for changes in the liquid level in the drink container. The compensating body includes an elastic component which, under the influence of weight forces of a liquid volume, enlarges its shape, i.e. the volume of the compensating body. When the acting weight forces cease, the compensating body returns to a smaller original shape. There is no need for a sliding-movement-based sealing action of the compensating body in relation to the inner walls of the drink container. Therefore, the user does not have to first put the drink container down in order for the liquid level to stabilize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: iuvas medical GmbH
    Inventors: Moritz Knoblauch, David Fehrenbach, Sinan Denemec
  • Patent number: 10252008
    Abstract: A sharps container for safe storage of used pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof having a substantially non-porous housing which includes a receiver which receives and actively conveys external pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof into the interior of the housing; an internal storage compartment sized to facilitate the safe storage of a plurality of used pen needles or syringe needles and optional needle covers. The internal storage compartment including a material capable of absorbing and storing fluids which may incidentally be associated with the used pen needles or syringe needles. The receiver for pen needles, pen needle assemblies, syringe needles, syringe needle covers, and combinations thereof is visually distinguished from the surrounding portions of the housing by one or both of having a different color or different color patterning relative to the surrounding housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ULTIMED INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas P. Sauro
  • Patent number: 10252006
    Abstract: A syringe assembly of the present invention is composed of an outer cylinder and a seal cap. The outer cylinder has an outer cylinder body part, a piercing needle mounting part, and a piercing needle fixed to the piercing needle mounting part. The seal cap has a closed distal end part, an open proximal end part, a piercing needle mounting part-accommodating part accommodating a distal end portion of the piercing needle mounting part, a piercing needle accommodating part, and a pierceable part into which the piercing needle tip is pierceable. A polyparaxylylene coating is provided on an inner surface of the piercing needle mounting part-accommodating part of the seal cap or on an outer surface of the piercing needle mounting part of the outer cylinder. The inner surface of the piercing needle mounting part-accommodating part of the seal cap and the outer surface of the piercing needle mounting part of the outer cylinder are kept in close contact with each other through the polyparaxylylene coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Keiko Fukushi, Yoshihiko Abe
  • Patent number: 10195365
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a sharps container and a method of storing needles are disclosed. The sharps container utilizes a blocking member which does not interfere with a needle being inserted into the sharps container, and a latch mechanism which does not require a protruding tab. The latch mechanism requires at least a dual action to open the sharps container, and limits the movement required for opening the sharps container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Vu Phan
  • Patent number: 10195111
    Abstract: A container for pharmaceutical preparations includes a base body. The container has at least one first holding element embodied such that it can work together with a corresponding second holding element of a holding device for the container in order to hold the base body securely on the holding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VETTER PHARMA-FERTIGUNG GMBH & CO., KG.
    Inventors: Joachim Glocker, Tilman Roedle
  • Patent number: 10159804
    Abstract: A reuse prevention mechanism includes a guidance arm with a pin engaged in a guidance contour adapted to control movement of the guidance pin, and a blocking part adapted to block access to a needle in a fourth position of the reuse prevention mechanism. The guidance contour is adapted to constrict linear movement of the reuse prevention mechanism in a direction from a first position to a third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Dasbach
  • Patent number: 10124167
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for installing a magnet into a cochlear implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG
    Inventors: Steve Hazard, Sarah Elizabeth Clabeaux, Charles C. Finley, Lee F. Hartley
  • Patent number: 10111710
    Abstract: Containers and container systems for temporarily storing and/or securing one or more surgical instruments in a neutral position during a surgical procedure. The containers are configured to withstand autoclave sterilization such that the containers are reusable following autoclave sterilization. The container includes a syringe holder having an elongate body, at least one pair of spaced guard elements extending upwardly, at least one supporting element, and at least one row of spaced projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OP-MARKS MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Bruce Lober
  • Patent number: 10080621
    Abstract: A syringe needle disposal container for disposing of a syringe needle having a needle holder detachably screw-fitted to an end of a syringe body and a needle body, which includes a lid that covers an opening of a container body and a moving member mounted on the lid so as to be slide-movable. A first holding part for holding one side of needle holder is provided at a predetermined part of the lid. The moving member is formed with a second holding part for holding the other side of the needle holder. An open end of the first holding part on the lid side is deviated toward the first holding part with respect to a reference center axis line L that passes through the center P of a syringe needle holding part in the holding position state and that is substantially perpendicular to a slide-moving direction of the moving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: FINE PRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nakagami, Takumi Moro
  • Patent number: 10046899
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are materials and methods for reducing, preventing, or eliminating the biological contamination of surfaces in spaces that are reasonably partitioned, defined or contained. A reagent that includes peroxides or molecules that includes peroxide bonds are contacted with at least one surface of an article. Some of these methods include disinfection within an apparatus and may include the step of volatilizing the peroxide bond containing agent, through, for example, vapor pressure and vaporization or evaporation effects, the addition of volatilization aids, or passive or assisted diffusion at modest temperatures and relatively long exposure times measured in some embodiments on the order of hours, days, or months.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PERFORMANCE PACKAGING OF NEVADA, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Dunn
  • Patent number: 9919852
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cover (1) for a waste container (3), having an opening (5) that is formed in the cover (1). Waste (11) can be transferred into the waste container (3) via a sliding surface (9) of a slide (7), the surface being associated with the opening (5). At least one metal detector (13, 13a, 13b, 13c) is associated with the cover (1) such that metal components (15) of the waste (11) can be detected before transferring the waste (11) into the waste container (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Ludwig Kaeser
  • Patent number: 9913777
    Abstract: People can damage their medicines by taking them outside in hot or cold weather. On the other hand, some people need to carry their medicines with them wherever they go (even if the weather is extremely hot or cold). Specially constructed storage systems can protect medicines from damage due to hot and cold weather without requiring bulky structures or expensive components that consume electricity to regulate temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Sandy Wengreen, Eric John Wengreen
  • Patent number: 9889249
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly magazine comprising a housing including a coupling having a proximal aperture adapted to receive a medicament delivery device and a distal aperture adapted to receive a needle of a needle assembly, a needle guard coupled to the housing and having an aperture axially aligned with the distal aperture of the coupling, and a needle assembly carrier rotatably coupled to the needle guard and adapted to hold a plurality of needle assemblies. Rotation of the needle assembly carrier aligns one needle assembly with the distal aperture and the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Samuel Steel, Paul Richard Draper, Joseph Butler, George Cave, David Richard Mercer, Sophie Louise Sladen
  • Patent number: 9867951
    Abstract: A dual purpose needle assembly and related method are disclosed having a needle hub and needle sealed inside a packaging housing with a film cover or layer. The packaging housing has separately formed and subsequently joined cap and base unit with a living hinge optionally joining the two components. The needle assembly is usable without additional packaging and is usable as a hinged cap safety device upon removal of at least a section of the film cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventor: Kevin Woehr
  • Patent number: 9796526
    Abstract: A waste collection receptacle, for example a receptacle in compliance with Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) regulations concerning the disposal of controlled substances, includes a housing and a waste-collection container therein. A chute directs waste deposited through an aperture in the housing into the waste-collection container. A fill sensor monitors the fill level of the waste-collection container. When the waste-collection container reaches a fill threshold, a controller sends a signal that electronically locks the aperture, thereby preventing additional waste from being deposited into the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Call2Recycle, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl E. Smith, Leon Raudys, Roxane Peggs, Jonathan Belfort, Oivind Brockmeier, Miles Spadone, Gerd Schmieta, Andrew String, Jason Olivero
  • Patent number: 9783328
    Abstract: A handling system for use in the manufacture of syringe barrels includes a tray having an array of apertures with a tubular upstand around each aperture, each upstand at the upper end thereof defining a support surface for a syringe barrel. Each syringe barrel comprises a cylindrical part and an enlargement at or adjacent the rear end of the barrel and carries at its forward end a safe needle device or a needle shield of a greater diameter than the syringe barrel. At least one of the enlargement of the syringe barrel or the support surface has a profile tapering or rounded inwardly in the downward direction so that when the tray is supported generally horizontally and a syringe barrel is lowered into an upstand, the syringe barrel is centered by co-operation between the enlargement and the support surface. The enlargement may be a flange at the rear end of the syringe barrel or could be a further component fitted to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 9724087
    Abstract: A replaceable suturing head for a suturing device includes a suturing portion. The suturing portion comprises a curved suturing needle arranged to move around a circular path defined by a plurality of rollers mounted on roller shafts within the suturing portion, at least one of the plurality of rollers being a drive roller driven by the drive motor to move the suturing needle around the circular path. One or more of the roller shafts is mounted within the suturing portion so that it can pivot around its base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sutrue Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Charles Berry
  • Patent number: 9718583
    Abstract: A components (17) packaging structure for pharmaceutical containers, comprising at least one tray (10), which has at least one open side for introducing and extracting at least one supporting shelf (11) which is parallel to a bottom plane (14) of the tray (10) and which rests in correspondence of the inner walls (15) of the tray (10); said supporting shelf (11) has a spatially predetermined distribution of first seats or cavities (13) within which closing components and/or generic accessories of said containers, such as rubber caps (17), nuts (20) with crimping snap or other types of sealing nuts and/or caps, are placed, so that the vertical axis of each closure component is perpendicular to said bottom plane (14) of the tray (10), said structure thus constituting a guarantee of sterility and cleanliness of said closing components and/or generic accessories which are inserted in said seats or cavities (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: STEVANATO GROUP INTERNATIONAL A.S., FEDEGARI AUTOCLAVI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fabiano Nicoletti, Giuseppe Fedegari
  • Patent number: 9694143
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly attachment and removal device comprising a case having a base and a longitudinal axis (L), a carriage axially movable with the case from a first position to a second position, a carrier rotatably coupled to the carriage and adapted to hold a needle assembly, and a gearing arrangement rotatably coupled to the carriage and adapted to rotate the carrier in a first rotational direction as the carriage moves from the first position to the second position and in a second rotational direction as the carriage moves from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Christoph Dette, Peter Nober, Fiete Sonntag, Christoph Eisengarthen
  • Patent number: 9675763
    Abstract: The injection assembly (2) includes a prefilled injection device (3), such as a syringe, provided with a coupling tip (16), for example of the Luer-Lock type, and a protection device (4) comprising a protective portion (23) removably mounted on the coupling tip (16), a supporting portion (30) connected to the protective portion (23), and an injecting element (34) removably mounted on the supporting portion (30) in a storage position. The injecting element (34) comprising an injection needle (35) and a connecting tip (36) fluidly connected to the injection needle (35), the connecting tip (36) being adapted to be mounted on the coupling tip (16) of the injection device (3) in a position of use of the injecting element (34). The injecting element (34) and the supporting portion (30) are arranged in such a way that, in the position of storage of the injecting element (34), the connecting tip (36) is accessible to cooperate with the coupling tip (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LABORATOIRE AGUETTANT
    Inventor: Gildas Huet
  • Patent number: 9675779
    Abstract: A hemodialysis wand holder includes a container having a plurality of side walls configured to form an open top end and a cavity extending downwardly from the open top end. A lid is removably coupled to the open top end wherein the lid has at least one aperture formed therein. At least one hemodialysis wand is removably inserted through the at least one aperture such that the at least one hemodialysis wand is suspended above a bottom one of the side walls. A collection tray is adjustably situated along the bottom side wall. Such a collection tray is removably reciprocated along a linear travel path registered transverse to a front one of the side walls. A fluid-absorbent liner is removably positioned within the collection tray for receiving fluids dripping down from the at least one hemodialysis wand suspended partially within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Virginia Graham
  • Patent number: 9668813
    Abstract: A connecting member removably connects a plurality of pen needles together, thereby providing a convenient way for a patient to carry multiple pen needles. The connecting member may be integrally formed with the outer cover of the pen needle or may be a separate member that removably receives the pen needle. An outer cover of a pen needle is provided with gripping means to facilitate gripping and handling of the outer cover. A lid connects to the outer cover to seal the outer cover. The lid also has gripping means to facilitate gripping and handling the lid. A cap is provided that has a first opening for receiving a first end of the outer cover and a second opening for receiving a second end of the outer cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Joshua D. Horvath, Deirdre Collins, Charles G. Hwang, Paul Upham, Sean Sullivan, Ed Langill
  • Patent number: 9656026
    Abstract: The invention relates to a needle sheath remover comprising a cap (10) removably attached to a housing of a medicament delivery device, a sheath grabber (20) connected to said cap and configured to be engageable to a needle sheath (42) of a medicament container positioned (46) within said medicament delivery device, wherein the cap and the sheath grabber are axially movable in relation to each other and wherein the sheath grabber and the cap are configured to interact with each other such that upon removal of the cap from the housing, the sheath grabber is capable of engaging and removing said needle sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Anders Boström
  • Patent number: 9649399
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical seal for a medical sterilizing container having a container bottom part and a container top part for closing the container bottom part. Said seal is formed so as to be closed within itself and is adapted to be arranged on and extend around the container top part and comprises a sealing element holder body for fixation to the container top part and two sealing lips arranged on and extending around the sealing element holder body. At least one of the sealing lips is held or mounted in an articulated manner on the sealing element holder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Dieter Weisshaupt, Stefan Schuster, Stefan Thomas, Gerhard Aicher, Gerold Zieris
  • Patent number: 9643742
    Abstract: An ice distribution system and method according to which ice-filled bags are distributed within a unit such as, for example, an ice merchandiser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: REDDY ICE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark C. Metzger
  • Patent number: 9638748
    Abstract: A tray loading system for tested electronic components including a tray loading bin adapted to prevent trays of a first configuration from being operably received in a first bin operating mode and to operably receive trays of the first configuration in a second bin operating mode. The system also includes an operating mode switching assembly adapted to automatically change from the second operating mode to the first operating mode in response to an operation associated with removal of loaded trays of the first configuration from the tray loading bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Daniel Mendoza Ramirez, Jr., Giovanni Hufana Nieva, Alvin Noel M. Macaranas, Brian Sardoma Aquino
  • Patent number: 9629674
    Abstract: A kit includes: an implant having a distal end for inserting the implant into the body; and a gripper in the form of a hollow elongate body that is open at at least one end, that is slotted longitudinally, and made, at least partly, of an elastically-deformable material, the slot opening out into the axial cavity of the body, inside which the implant is suitable for insertion, with its distal end projecting from the “distal” end of the body. The kit includes at least one reception sheath for receiving the distal end of the implant in order to separate the implant from its gripper by moving the sheath and the gripper relative to each other in the direction that breaks the alignment between them, the sheath has a bearing seat against which the implant bears both when the implant is inserted in the sheath, and when separated from its gripper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: NEOSTEO
    Inventors: Guillaume Derouet, Maxime Dechelette