Plural Patents (Class 206/366)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9586722
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a workpiece carrier for transporting and/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: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Josef, Christian Simon, Andreas Bode, Christian Pommereau
  • Patent number: 9468711
    Abstract: A syringe container includes a cylindrical syringe including a distal end portion having a discharge opening for discharging a liquid, a proximal end portion, and a side peripheral section connected to the distal end portion and the proximal end portion; an attachment member configured to be attached to the distal end portion and having an outer radius larger than an outer radius of the side peripheral section; a container body including a bottom portion and a peripheral wall portion extending upward from a periphery of the bottom portion; and a syringe holding section configured to be placed within the peripheral wall portion so as to face the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichiro Iwase, Junichi Ogawa, Kouichi Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 9408965
    Abstract: A method and system for use in the transportation, sterilization and handling of syringe barrels includes a tray having an array of apertures. The tray comprises features for interfacing with other features such as bins whereby the tray is supported generally horizontally and one or more syringes may be lowered into the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Tolmar, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Anders Christensen
  • Patent number: 9393360
    Abstract: Described is a needle assembly storage device. The storage device includes a container, a pocket formed in the container adapted to receive a needle assembly, and a pull linkage connecting the needle assembly to the container. The pull linkage disengages the needle assembly when sufficient rotational force has been applied to the needle assembly in a first direction. A projection on the needle assembly prevents rotation of the needle assembly in the pocket in a second rotation direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Uwe Dasbach, Verena Hofmann
  • Patent number: 9345475
    Abstract: A needle removal device is provided for removing needles from suturing devices and/or systems. In an embodiment, the needle removal device may be intended for use with a suturing device having one or more needle lumens. The needle removal device may include a first member having a first plurality of needle receptacles extending therethrough. The first needle receptacles may be configured and positioned to correspond to one or more of the one or more needle lumens of the suturing device. The needle removal device may also include a second member having a second plurality of needle receptacles extending therethrough. At least one of the first member or the second member may be moveable between a first position, wherein the first needle receptacles and the second needle receptacles are substantially aligned, and a second position, wherein the first needle receptacles and the second needle receptacles substantially unaligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Laveille Kao Voss, Stephanie Henze, Kristopher M. Konawalik, Leah M. Davis, Wouter E. Roorda
  • Patent number: 9248843
    Abstract: A device for transporting freight articles in a ground or rail haul operations comprises a hollow housing including four corner sections, side walls, two center sections defining four openings each disposed between one edge of a center section and an edge of a respective corner section, a bottom portion and a top portion, wherein the two center portions are manufactured from see through or clear material. A door is mounted to selectively open and close a respective opening and swinging outwardly and towards a respective corner portion to selectively open the respective opening. Two channels are provided in the bottom portion, each in open communication with opposite sides of the bottom portion. Four feet or wheels are mounted on the bottom portion. Four receptacles are provided in the top portion, each sized and shaped to receive a foot therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: KACI INTERMODAL SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Hathaway, M. Kent Bridges
  • Patent number: 9220866
    Abstract: Package for a catheter, with a catheter having catheter tube with a distal end and a proximal end, the proximal end being provided with a catheter connector. A main body is provided for holding the catheter, and a cap for closing off the main body. A gel container is positioned inside the main body, the gel container being provided with a cavity for holding an amount of gel-like lubricating agent. The gel container comprises a first opening at a distal end, and a second opening at a proximal end. The catheter tube is disposed through the first opening and second opening when stored in the package. The main body is made of a rigid material to allow easy and reliable storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Curan Medical B.V.
    Inventors: David Van Groningen, Ad Van Velthoven
  • Patent number: 9211375
    Abstract: A package assembly includes a panel, an array of openings defined in the panel, and a plurality of syringe wells. The panel includes an upper surface. Each of the syringe wells is individually associated with a different one of the openings. The panel and the plurality of syringe wells are integrally formed as a unitary structure. Each of the syringe wells is configured to removeably receive a syringe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Melvin Finke, Jonathan G. Parker, John K. Foster, Ellen Morefield
  • Patent number: 9107988
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for storing and changing needles for a medicament delivery device having a medicament container, including a fixed mount for connecting the apparatus with the medicament delivery device, a needle holder displaceable along a circuitous path and connecting a plurality of needles displaceably disposed thereon, and a guide member for guiding displacement of the needle holder, the guide member being disposed about the fixed mount. The apparatus also includes a user interface rotatably disposed about the fixed mount and having at least one internal engaging structure for displacing the needle holder along the circuitous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michel Bruehwiler, Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, James Bates, Margaret Taylor, Robert Banik
  • Publication number: 20150129442
    Abstract: A storage tray (10) for one or more syringes is provided that comprises a recess (32) for each of the syringes to be held in the tray. Each recess has first and second opposed sidewalls (34, 36) that define a space therebetween for receiving the barrel of the syringe. Each of the first and second sidewalls has one or more deformable projections (40) thereon that protrude into the space between the sidewalls for positively retaining the barrel of the syringe between the first and second sidewalls. Additionally, a slot (50) is provided for receiving the thumb rest (16) of the plunger (14), with the slot comprising a third sidewall (52) oriented generally transverse to the first and second sidewalls, with the third sidewall including a further projection (54) for engaging a surface of the thumb rest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Brian R. Head, Amy R. Cohen, Georgis A. Bertos, Michael P. Wehrli, Atif M. Yardimci, David V. Alizo, Joseph S. Moore, Mark E. Williamson
  • Patent number: 9023290
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container for a contact lens storage solution, in particular having contact lenses in said contact lens storage solution. The container has a vessel (14), which has a filling opening (20), and a first closing element (24), which can be attached to the vessel (14) and which closes the filling opening (20). The first closing element (24) has a gas supply channel (42) for a cleaning and/or sterilizing gas, which extends from at least one inlet (40) on an outer face of the first closing element (24) to at least one outlet (48) on an inner face of the first closing element (24) facing the interior of the vessel (14). On the outer face of the first closing element, said first closing element (24) has at least one venting opening (50) for the escape of gas from the vessel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Albert Sturm, Yves Nold
  • Patent number: 9016472
    Abstract: A needle magazine (10, 110) for storing a plurality of pen needle assemblies in combination with a plurality of pen needle units is disclosed. The magazines each comprise a first part (11, 111) and a second part (12, 112), each holding a number of pen needle assemblies. The first part (11, 111) and the second part (12, 112) are hinged together by a hinge mechanism (13, 113) such that the pen needle magazine (10, 110) can be folded to be easily carried by a user. The needle magazine (10, 110) also comprises an irreversible locking mechanism (30, 31, 130) such that the needle magazine (10, 110) can be used as a waste bin when discarding the used pen needle assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Willem Van der Beek, Thomas Nilsson, Steffen Lav, Maria Bjerregaard Andersen, Modesto Javier Mora Benito, Helle Ravn Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20150108021
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a multifunctional sharps container having a first dispensing compartment for storing unused sharps and a second compartment for receiving used sharps. The first and second compartments are separated by a generally liquid impermeable partition fixed to the walls of the container. In addition, the first and second compartments are provided with apertures and structures for conveying the sharps, out of and into the compartments respectively, which are functional in at least two orientations of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas Sauro
  • Publication number: 20150101616
    Abstract: A procedure kit that removably retains components to be used during a medical procedure, such as the insertion of a catheter into a patient, is disclosed. The procedure kit is securable to a surface or structure such that the kit is positioned as desired by the clinician, thus minimizing chances that the kit will fall to the ground or undesirably move. In one embodiment, the procedure kit comprises a body defining a plurality of pockets that are sized to removably receive therein components for use in the medical procedure, an openable flap that covers at least a portion of the pockets; and an adhesive portion included on a portion of the body to enable the procedure kit to be secured to a structure or surface proximate to the patient, such as the sterile drape covering the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Heather R. Murphy, Angela D. Grosklags, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Bradley W. Zentgraf, Russell L. Bjorklund
  • Publication number: 20150084252
    Abstract: A jacket retains a cylindrical drug vial and includes a substantially planar base having a length and a width, the length being greater than the width. A throughhole is sized to receive at least the lid of the vial therethrough. Two ramped devices project from a bottom surface of the base and are substantially aligned along the length of the base. The ramped devices are disposed on opposite sides of the throughhole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Brent Alan Dallman
  • Patent number: 8985363
    Abstract: A food/drink container includes a receptacle, a lid removably secured to the receptacle and a handle movably coupled to the container such that the handle may move between a first configuration and a second configuration. In the first configuration, at least a portion the handle is disposed below the receptacle and in the second configuration, at least a portion of the handle is rotatable with respect to receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Domenic T. Gubitosi, David Shapiro, Charlie Smith
  • Publication number: 20150078961
    Abstract: A sterile barrier packaging system includes a container configured to hold at least one object to be sterilized, and a respective mating component for the object. The container is configurable in an expanded configuration, wherein the object and the mating component are held spaced apart in mutual registration. The container is further configurable in a compressed configuration, wherein the object and mating component are mated. A method of sterilizing an object includes sterilizing the object in a container holding the object and a mating component spaced apart in mutual registration and subsequently compressing the container to mate the component with the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: NOXILIZER, INC.
    Inventor: David B. Opie
  • Publication number: 20150034517
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to volumetrically efficient systems for distributing, storing, and dispensing a number of medical or laboratory sharps with subsequent safe disposal of the used sharps. The systems comprise first and second sharps containers configured such that the combined containers, as well as contained sharps, may be shipped in a volume approximately equivalent to the volume of one of the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas Sauro
  • Publication number: 20150034516
    Abstract: A multi-pack assembly for containing and dispensing one or more new pen needles, and receiving and containing used pen needles after use, is provided, wherein a plurality of both new and used pen needles can he contained in a series of storage vessels, each secured to an adjacent storage vessel thereby forming an easily managed multi-pack assembly shape, and providing caps for each individual pen needle storage vessel to provide a sterility barrier and which can be opened independently of one another, and which can be closed in the same manner after use to prevent unwanted interaction with the used pen needles contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David S. Chapin, Daniel M. Stipe, Sean P. Sullivan