Syringe, Hypodermic Or Catheter Patents (Class 206/571)
  • Patent number: 11111043
    Abstract: A terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes a recovered item and a new item packaged together as a single stock keeping unit. A method for processing at least a portion of a first medical procedure kit includes the steps of receiving a recoverable item of the first kit, performing a processing operation on the recoverable item, providing a new item, combining the recoverable item and the new item in a second kit, and terminally sterilizing the second kit. A method for recovering at least a portion of a terminally sterilized medical procedure kit includes the steps of purchasing a recoverable item of the first kit from an owner and receiving the recoverable item by the purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Robert Glen Coleman, Michael Chad Hollis, Vernon Raymond Hartdegen
  • Patent number: 10849823
    Abstract: Device containers, such as therapeutic kit containers, are disclosed. In one embodiment, a device container includes a first member configured to releasably hold a syringe barrel, a second member configured to releasably hold a vial, wherein the second member is coupled to the first member by a first hinge, and a third member configured to releasably hold a vial adapter, wherein the third member is coupled to the second member by a second hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Christine P. Janson, Ethan B. Jacoby, Frederick Carel Steinmann, Nikhil Gandhi, Chad Presher
  • Patent number: 10702671
    Abstract: A catheter assembly package includes a hydrating sleeve and a catheter disposed in the hydrating sleeve, the hydrating sleeve and the catheter enclosed in a sealed package. A coating can be disposed on an outer surface of the catheter and in contact with an inner surface of the hydrating sleeve. The hydrating sleeve can include a fluid and an outer foil layer, and the fluid can be confined to the hydrating sleeve. The sealed package can enclose the hydrating sleeve in a first compartment and the catheter in a second compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Terry
  • Patent number: 10624614
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). One or more layers of wrap material (2200) can be folded about the tray (100) to enclose the tray (100) and other items, such as an additional layer of wrap material (2701), packaged liquid hand sanitizer (2401), and packaged gloves (2402). When a health care services provider (3101) unfolds the wrap material, the same can be used to create a sterile field beneath a patient (3201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Dickinson
  • Patent number: 10610084
    Abstract: This invention relates to a tip protector for an instrument such as an endoscope or borescope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Peter Ramsey
  • Patent number: 10220158
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a container, a needle, and an actuation assembly. The container contains a dose of a naloxone composition having a delivered volume of at least about 0.34 mL. The actuation assembly includes an energy storage member that produces a force on a movable member to move the needle and to deliver the dose of the naloxone composition. The 90% confidence interval of at least one of the relative mean maximum naloxone plasma concentration after dose delivery into the body (Cmax), time to reach the maximum naloxone plasma concentration (Tmax), area under the plasma concentration-time curve from pre-dose (time 0) extrapolated to infinity (AUC0-?), or area under the plasma concentration-time curve from pre-dose (time 0) to the time of the last quantifiable concentration (Tlast) (AUC0-t) of the delivered dose to a delivered dose of a corresponding naloxone composition delivered via a manually-actuated syringe is within 80% to 125%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Blondino, Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Glen L. Kelley, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10070933
    Abstract: A custom procedure kit is provided, which comprises a plurality of medical-procedure tools and a cover that is wrapped around the plurality of medical-procedure tools to form wrapped tools. An outer container is fully disposed about the wrapped tools, and at least one sheet is disposed between the outer container and the wrapped tools. The sheet includes a listing of the plurality of medical-procedure tools and, for at least some of the medical-procedure tools, an unselected end-user selectable field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Kim Haines
  • Patent number: 9381294
    Abstract: An insulated, epinephrine auto-injector case that also includes a rapid-opening cap, two spring-loaded chambers, each with a rapid-opening cap to facilitate immediate and easy availability of the auto-injector for grasping by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Ulrike H. M. Ziegner
  • Patent number: 9335136
    Abstract: An arrow device having a frangible reservoir for dispensing lubricants and/or tracking material, and an arrow comprising a lubricant or tracking material is described. A frangible reservoir may have an enclosure comprising frangible material that can be ripped, punctured, torn, burst or otherwise compromised to release the contents therein. A frangible reservoir may be configured as part of an arrow shaft, arrowhead, or a dispensing device and may include a cavity therein. A frangible seal may be configured over a portion of the reservoir, such as a release port. A frangible reservoir may be configured to rupture when the arrow that it is attached to is shot from a bow, or enters an object. A rupture element may be configured with a frangible reservoir or dispensing device to rupture or open the frangible reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Slick Hunting Products Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L Campbell
  • Patent number: 9176487
    Abstract: This document relates to methods and materials for reducing the risk of infection after a shoulder surgery or medical procedure. For example, this document relates to methods and materials for using a topical composition containing clindamycin or erythromycin to reduce the risk of or to prevent infection associated with shoulder surgeries or medical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
    Inventors: John W. Sperling, Adam A. Sassoon
  • Patent number: 9078781
    Abstract: A stent cover for enclosing a compressible stent during a stent crimping process, the stent cover having an outer sheath with a proximal end, a distal end, an end portion at the distal end of the sheath having a first diameter, and a stent-retaining portion adjacent to the end portion and having an uncompressed diameter that is larger than the first diameter of the end portion for retaining a stent in its uncompressed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy R. Ryan, Jack Lemmon
  • Publication number: 20150129456
    Abstract: Medical devices, medical procedure trays, kits and related methods are provided for use to perform medical procedures that require access to the interior of a bone. The devices, trays and methods allow multiple use of non-sterile medical devices with sterile medical devices for performing medical procedures requiring sterile conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Larry J. MILLER, Eric W. EISBRENNER
  • Patent number: 9022212
    Abstract: A package system and method are provided for storing and shipping of elongated endoluminal devices. In one aspect, the system includes a packaging tray having a first area to maintain the position of a first portion of the elongated endoluminal device and a second portion retaining an opposing portion of the elongate device. The second portion configured to hold the coupling element of the assembly and being radially spaced outward from the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Volcano Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Spaargaren, Aaron Guerrero, Katie Keller
  • Publication number: 20150014210
    Abstract: Medicine storage arrangement methods of assembly and use are described. The arrangements include a multi-chamber pill dispensing arrangement; and, a holder arrangement for an alternate medical dispenser, such a medicine dispensing pen or a syringe. Methods of assembly and use are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Robert N. Priebe, Terrance O. Noble
  • Patent number: 8919553
    Abstract: A catheter product package and method of forming same in which the package comprises a sheet material wrapped about the catheter product to form a package for the catheter product. The catheter product extends generally longitudinally within the package, and the sheet material extends from a point beyond the proximal end to a point beyond the distal end of the catheter product. The sheet material of the package is wrapped about the catheter product in a mariner defining confronting proximal end edges, confronting distal end edges, and confronting side edges. The confronting proximal end edges, distal end edges and side edges of the sheet material are joined by a seal after the sheet material is wrapped about the catheter product to define a sealed cavity. The sheet material has a tear strip affixed to it which causes the sheet material to tear along the tear strip to thereby cause the package to open along an intended opening line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Murray, Kai Jorgensen
  • Publication number: 20140371439
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of treating a patient suffering from or at risk of developing an ocular disease, disorder or injury, and includes treatment regimens using a double-stranded RNA compound that down-regulates CASP2 expression, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Shai Erlich, James D. Thompson, Rabia Ozden
  • Publication number: 20140356378
    Abstract: Uses of BMP-1 isoforms for diagnosing and treating defects and disorders of bone and soft tissues are described. Also described is a newly isolated variant of the BMP-1 isoform BMP-1-3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: GENERA ISTRAZIVANJA d.o.o
    Inventors: Slobodan VUKICEVIC, Lovorka GRGUREVIC, Boris MACEK
  • Publication number: 20140323517
    Abstract: A method for administering a polymeric-based delivery system to a subject is described. The method comprises contacting a housing comprising a polymer-based delivery system with a heat-generating component for a period of time; and injecting the delivery system into the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventor: John Whelan
  • Publication number: 20140322075
    Abstract: The sterilizing tool is configured to wipe debris from and to sterilize and/or dry a working end-site of medical device; using a wiping, twisting, dabbing, push/pull, and/or screwing motion around all of the surface aspects of the device to be sterilized. Additionally, the sterilizing tool is configured to form fit to the surfaces of the end-site and to apply an inclusive layer of an anti-pathogenic agent to the inner and outer surfaces of the working end-site. The sterilizing tool may be frictionally engaged with and retained on the working end-site until removed and the end-site is ready for use. The sterilizing tool is intended for a one time, single use, disposable application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Ferlic
  • Publication number: 20140295054
    Abstract: Compositions are disclosed containing a polymeric mixture diluted into an aqueous solution, which can be usefully applied to any surface mat is hydbcphoixc to act, for example, as an aotifoggiag coating with minimal optical distortion and excellent transparency. The compositions can also be used as lubricious agents on medical implants, shunts, and surgical supplies to minimize tissue trauma, to maximize bio-compatibility, and to increase healing by enhancing better irrigation and flow in adjacent tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Nicole Herbots, Ashlee Murphy, David Sell, Robert Culbertson, Angelica S. Benitez, Tyler Kutz, Ross Bennett-Kennett, Matthew Bade, Brance P. Hudzeitz
  • Publication number: 20140262923
    Abstract: A package for a multi-component medical device is disclosed. The package includes a bottom portion with cavities providing individual access to different components of the medical device, thereby enabling a user to remove components from the package in any order without disturbing the remaining component or components. The package also includes a barrier affixed to the bottom portion for sealing the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew Morrison, Joshua David Horvath, James Joseph Sullivan, Stephen Lynn Richards, Victor Politis
  • Publication number: 20140231302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for preparing and completing surgical and medical procedures. In particular, the invention relates to kits for improving preparation and completion time for a medical or surgical procedure in which the kit includes modularized compartments containing sterilized medical or surgical equipment and wherein the medical or surgical equipment is organized and/or ordered within the kit to generally correspond to the sequence of steps of the medical or surgical procedure. The kit is particularly applicable to recanalization procedures for stroke patients as well as revascularization procedures for acute myocardial infarction patients where a kit enables faster preparation and completion of these procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Mayank Goyal
  • Patent number: 8783453
    Abstract: Needle mail-back systems and kits are disclosed. Methods of making and using needle mail-back kits are also disclosed. Methods of doing business involving needle mail-back systems and kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Gregg R. Short
  • Patent number: 8746452
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. A first barrier (105) and second barrier (106) separate the compartments. The barriers can have openings (121,122) therein to accommodate large syringes or to enable the first compartment (101) to be used as a lubricant applicator for the catheter. The first compartment (101) can include a stair-stepped contour (115) such that the syringes are held at different depths to facilitate ease of use. The various devices can be disposed within the tray (100) in accordance with their order of use in the catheterization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Deborah B. Adler, Jack E. Maze, Alberto C. Savage, Kenneth S. Chua, Earl D. Wilson, John Henry Kutsch
  • Publication number: 20140144437
    Abstract: A multiple medicament container and method for retaining a plurality of medicaments for students on excursions from school is disclosed. The container is configured to securely hold medicaments of a variety of configurations including epinephrine pens and asthma inhalers as well as other forms. The container also holds cards identifying medical conditions relating to each student for which medicaments are provided as well as cards denoting administration protocols for each medicament loaded into the container. A single medicament embodiment of the container is also disclosed wherein the container is already paired to the subject student.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Nancy T. Miller
  • Patent number: 8678190
    Abstract: A tray (100) for accommodating a coiled medical device, such as a catheter assembly (700), includes a first compartment (101), a second compartment (102), and a third compartment (103). The catheter assembly (700) and devices associated with a catheterization procedure, such as syringes (701,702) containing sterile water and lubricating jelly and a specimen container (703) can be disposed within the tray. Printed instructions (1001) can be included with the tray (100). One or more layers of wrap material (2200) can be folded about the tray (100) to enclose the tray (100) and other items, such as an additional layer of wrap material (2701), packaged liquid hand sanitizer (2401), and packaged gloves (2402). When a health care services provider (3101) unfolds the wrap material, the same can be used to create a sterile field beneath a patient (3201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer E. Tomes, Sarah Zyburt
  • Patent number: 8662306
    Abstract: Different length and diameter size catheters may be packaged in a universal catheter tray assembly that utilizes identical base trays. Catheter size selectors, which include a size indicia formed therein, are snap connected to the base tray and define at least a portion of a catheter capture channel with an opening width corresponding to the size indicia. The universal catheter tray assembly is configured for packaging a catheter with a size corresponding to the size indicia and with any one of a plurality of tip shapes such that first and second segments of the catheter are confined in first and second catheter capture channels, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Sony Agrawal
  • Publication number: 20130306513
    Abstract: The carrier for prefilled syringes has a body made from a dimensionally stable elastic material with a chamber for inserting the syringe. The flange of the syringe cylinder is fixed in the axial direction in a defined recess, whereas the syringe plunger is fixed in any position in an elongated recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Fisher Clinical Services GmbH
    Inventor: Fisher Clinical Services GmbH
  • Patent number: 8584852
    Abstract: The system according to the present disclosure includes a metal stent (3) as a medical implant for treating lesions in blood vessels and a packaging (1) having an inside volume, in which the stent (3) is arranged in a protected manner. The stent (3) has a plurality of webs (33), which produce a tubular shape with each other, and a proximal end (31) and a distal end (32), between which a stent lumen (34) extends. The stent surface (35) has a hydrophilic property. The molecular chemical impurities originating in the atmosphere, primarily hydrocarbon compounds, are significantly reduced on the surface by a treatment, whereby the contact angle as a measure of the hydrophilicity of a water drop present on the surface (35) is reduced in proportion to the contact angle prior to said treatment. The stent (3) is stored in an inert manner in the packaging (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Qvanteq AG
    Inventor: Arik Zucker
  • Publication number: 20130292294
    Abstract: An allergy emergency kit (AEK) for use in treating urgent allergic reactions in common areas for allergens to exist. Generally speaking, the kit comprises a container for securing allergy medicines, a customizable panel for fastening allergy medicine in an orderly fashion, at least anaphylaxis device fastened to the panel and positioned within the container, and an instruction sheet positioned within the container and listing urgent care details for victims of allergens. Preferably, the anaphylaxis device includes at least one of either an adult-dosed and a child-dosed anaphylaxis device such as an EpiPen or similar epinephrine injection device. The allergy emergency kit may also contain auxiliary allergy medicine, such as diphenhydramine hydrochloride, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, pain relief, mild sedative, asthma inhaler, ipecac, anti-nausea medicines and other such medicines, herbs or remedies which might be useful in treating the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Brandon J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8567602
    Abstract: A plastic package for hydrophilic articles, in particular for hydrophilically coated medical instruments, is intended to ensure the hydrophilic nature of the enclosed instrument over a long period of time. The package comprises at least one receiving compartment with a medical instrument for insertion into body tissue and is characterized in that, after sterilization by radiation, it has a proportion of volatile constituents of ?0.1 ?g/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Brigitte Niederberger, Volker Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20130161229
    Abstract: A device including: a bag, a tube section having a wall defining a free longitudinal space, and a plastic connector, which are all fused together, the wall including a contact layer made of a material other than PVC, selected from PE, EVA, PP, ETFE, and PVDF, and a functional layer including at least one basic functional layer of a material selected for the function thereof (flexibility, sturdiness, handling, opacity or transparence, gas barrier) and selected from the family including PE, PET, a PA, EVA, EVOH, SEBS, PETG, and PVDF, a bag, another tube section, and/or a connector fused to the biopharmaceutical tube and including a contact layer made of a material capable of being in contact with the biopharmaceutical material, which is capable of being fused onto itself, and which is identical or similar to the material of the contact layer of the biopharmaceutical tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Magali Barbaroux, Maréva Gueneron
  • Publication number: 20130161227
    Abstract: A catheter assembly is disclosed, comprising a catheter and an elongate package accommodating said catheter in a closed condition. The package is provided with an insert opening arranged to releasably receive an end of the elongate package in the closed condition, thereby temporarily retaining said closed package in a folded disposition in which also the catheter is folded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: DENTSPLY International Inc.
    Inventor: Evelina GUSTAVSSON
  • Publication number: 20130161228
    Abstract: A plastic container containing a pharmaceutical composition comprising benzoic acid or a derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof and a COX-inhibitor of the oxicam-type or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof, wherein the container material selected from one or more members of the group consisting of a homopolymer of polypropylene (PP), a copolymer of polypropylene (PP), a homopolymer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and a copolymer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and optionally one or more non-polymeric components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Inventors: Martin A. Folger, Samuel C. Crowley, Amy J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8459455
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter, preferably having a hydrophilic surface coating; and a package accommodating said catheter. The package preferably also accommodates a wetting fluid. The package includes a first and a second sheet material connected around the edges; a perforation line extending along a non-closed loop in one of said sheet materials, which defines a flap opening; a third sheet material connected by means of an adhesive over said flap opening. The third sheet material with a margin covers the entire flap opening. The adhesive is adapted to maintain a sterile closure of the package before use, and to be resealable after use. The third sheet material forms a tab not provided with adhesive and the tab provides a grip portion for peel opening of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Astra Tech AB
    Inventor: Göran Fröjd
  • Patent number: 8453977
    Abstract: A neutral field tray includes a base with a width that tapers from a proximal end to a distal end, and an instrument trough at least partially recessed relative to the base and sized and configured to support at most a single surgical instrument. The trough is obliquely oriented relative to the base so as to present the proximal end of the instrument substantially above the base and to shield a sharp of the instrument within the trough. The tray also includes supporting structure for supporting the tray relative to a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Surgisure, LLC
    Inventors: Mark P. Zoland, Joseph Iraci
  • Publication number: 20130126389
    Abstract: A system comprising a nebulizer, in particular inhaler, having a pre-installed container is proposed. The system comprises a packaging preventing fluidic connection or opening of the container in a delivery state of the nebulizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: Bohringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Holger HOLAKOVSKY, Melanie HERZBACH, Holger KRENZ, Heike RATH
  • Publication number: 20130118949
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a vessel for holding replacement heart valves and associated positioning and installation apparatus which is configured and adapted to contain a biocidal sterilization fluid during and following exposure of a delivery system for the replacement heart valve to sterilization by ionizing radiation and methods of use therefor. The vessel includes a shield which limits exposure of biologically derived material therein to radiation. The vessel also provides a storage and shipping container for the replacement heart valve in which the biologically derived material is maintained in a sterile fluid environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130081974
    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. In one embodiment, the syringe assembly includes an engagement portion connected to the plunger rod and a stopper slidably disposed within the interior of the syringe barrel, the engagement portion operable to secure the plunger rod to the stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
  • Publication number: 20130062245
    Abstract: A package for pharmaceutical products, in particular for parenteral products (prefilled syringes, flacons, ampoules, vials, bottles), comprises a supporting body forming at least one compartment for containing a parenteral product made from a single-sheet blank, preferably made of paper-based material, which has a base face, an upper face and a plurality of lateral faces which are connected to the base face and/or to the upper face, said upper face having at least one opening made in it and comprising at least one foldable portion defined by cutting lines of the upper face and/or by crease lines and delimiting a portion of the opening to form a cavity designed to receive the parenteral product, the supporting body being able to switch between a non-operating condition in which it has a planar profile which minimises its dimensions, and an operating condition in which: the supporting body is substantially box-shaped; the foldable portion is folded inside the supporting body so that together with the opening it
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Enrico Folchini, Tullio Cottignoli
  • Patent number: 8303599
    Abstract: A stand for use with a syringe is structured to engage a portion of the syringe in order to maintain the syringe in an upright position. The stand may include an aperture structured to engage the nozzle or the plunger of the syringe. Another embodiment of the stand may include a protrusion structured to engage the proximal end of the syringe, or a clip structured to engage a handle of the syringe. The stand may include a package portion having compartments for holding various components, such as components of a bone cement preparation kit. The proximal and distal portions of the barrel of the syringe may be separable to provide an opening into the barrel through which an injectable material may be inserted. The plunger of the syringe may also include a plunger rod removably affixed to the plunger tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Brian Hess, Matthew E. Murphy
  • Patent number: 8286794
    Abstract: A medical organizer provides a professional, such as an anesthetist, quick access to the various items needed during a medical procedure without the need to turn away from the procedure. The organizer is formed of main housing that stabilizes various lines, such as circuit lines, IV lines, suction line etc., and also holds narcotics locked until needed. A secondary housing is removably held within the main housing and holds various implements such as catheters, swabs, alcohol, syringes and vials, waste receptacles, gauze, etc. The main housing can be secured to an IV post or operating room bed rail with the secondary housing held therein, or the secondary housing can be deployed and secured separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Victor Agadzi
  • Publication number: 20120255502
    Abstract: A method of treatment and a package that is designed to accomplish this. The package provides the pet owner with a pack containing individual doses of topically applied medications pre-packaged with an oral taste treat. The topically applied medication contains at least one pharmaceutically active ingredient selected from the group of chemical families comprising phenylpyrazoles, macrocyclic lactones, neonicotinoids, synthetic pyrethroids, insect growth regulators, amidines, semicarbazones, spinosyns, octadepsipeptides, and pyrazinoisoquinolines, or any combination thereof. The treat can be administered either before the topically applied treatment is given so as to relax and distract the pet, or after the treatment is given so as to reward the pet and help it forget the stress of treatment. The treat can also be shaped to signify the type of animal to be treated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Robert HOLMES
  • Publication number: 20120244182
    Abstract: The invention provides immunostimulatory compositions and methods of administration thereof. Also provided are methods of administering a tryptanthrin compound in an effective amount to enhance the immune response of a subject to an antigen. Also provided are methods of administering an effective amount of a tryptanthrin to stimulate the immune response in a subject for the treatment of cancer. Further provided are methods of administering a tryptanthrin compounds as an immunotherapeutic in the treatment of infectious diseases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Nicholas M. VALIANTE
  • Publication number: 20120230950
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions comprising isolated human collagen, isolated human elastin and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier wherein the human elastin is substantially insoluble in water with a molecular weight greater than 100 kDa. The present invention further provides methods and kits for soft tissue augmentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Humacyte, Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Niklason, Yuling Li, Juliana Blum, Shannon Dahl, Geoffrey Erickson, Frank Zeigler
  • Publication number: 20120217184
    Abstract: Medicament delivery devices for administration of opioid antagonists are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container disposed within the housing and an energy storage member disposed within the housing. The medicament container is filled with a naloxone composition that includes naloxone or salts thereof, a tonicity-adjusting agent, and a pH adjusting agent, whereby the osmolality of the naloxone composition ranges from about 250-350 mOsm and the pH ranges from about 3-5. The energy storage member is configured to produce a force to deliver the naloxone composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Intelliject, inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Frank E. Blondino
  • Publication number: 20120219605
    Abstract: Vaccine compositions comprising influenza antigens formulated as nanoparticulate water in oil miniemulsions. The vaccines may be formulated at the point of use and are useful in emergency response conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Blackburn, Stephen Grimes
  • Publication number: 20120145589
    Abstract: Printed instructions (4000) can be included with the tray (100) in a medical procedure kit. The printed instructions (4000) can include instructional material (4202), such as pictorial, step-by-step instructions for using the medical procedure kit. The printed instructions (4000) can be configured as a booklet. The printed instructions (4000) can be adhesively attached to outer packaging (4201), and can include a peelable label (4402) that is separable from the printed instructions (4000) and is configured for attachment to medical records. Colorization of the various components can assist in ensuring safe usage of the medical procedure kit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Susan E. Macinnes, Jennifer E. Tomes
  • Patent number: 8196741
    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: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Melvin Finke, Jonathan G. Parker, John K. Foster, Ellen Morefield
  • Publication number: 20120121534
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition that can be subcutaneously or intradermally injected, comprising: a filling agent; and a fibroblast growth medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: Jean-Noel Thorel
    Inventors: Jean-Noel Thorel, Hugues Gatto