Manually Supported Collector With Rigid Intake Tube (e.g., A Hollow Needle, Etc.) Patents (Class 600/576)
  • Patent number: 11116432
    Abstract: An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least partly received in the housing, and a needle that is at least partly received in at least one of the first and second needle covers. The needle can include a proximal tip configured for placement into a patient and a distal tip configured for placement into a blood collection vial. In some embodiments, the first and second needle covers are biased by a biasing member. In some cases, one or both of the first and second needle covers can be locked to prevent axial movement thereof after the blood collection procedure. In certain embodiments, a distal end of the device is configured to connect with a medical connector, such as a needleless IV access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: David P. Allen, Edward P. Browka, Jessie Delgado, Matthew R. Penny, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 11045310
    Abstract: A male form is configured as an attachment element for an injector for implanting an intraocular lens in an eye. The male form includes an elongate carrier part and a front part that is arranged at one end of the elongate carrier part. The front part has a front side and is made of an elastically deformable material, the deformable material being compressible at least in the direction of a longitudinal axis (A) of the male form. The front side includes a first peripheral side, an opposite second peripheral side, and at least one elongate indentation, which is formed in the front part and which is open at the front side. The indentation extends between the two peripheral sides and opens out at the peripheral sides. An injector for implanting an intraocular lens having the male form is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Meditec Production, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Glick
  • Patent number: 10980937
    Abstract: A dosing unit for use in an ambulatory infusion system, the dosing unit including: a dosing cylinder and a piston arranged inside the dosing cylinder and in a sliding displaceable manner along a displacement axis. The piston is convertible from a storing configuration into an operational configuration, wherein a circumferential sealing member of the piston is mechanically relieved in the storing configuration and is in sealing and sliding engagement with a circumferential inner surface of the dosing cylinder in the operational configuration. The dosing unit includes a configuration switch member in operative mechanical coupling with the piston, the configuration switch member being movable relative to the piston from a storing position into an operational position, thereby switching the piston configuration from the storing configuration to the operational configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Hanspeter Niklaus
  • Patent number: 10939861
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for dried blood spot (DBS) sample collection are disclosed. A dried blood spot sampling device is configured to deliver blood through a passage to an absorbent disk in the device and control an amount of blood saturating the absorbent disk. The sampling device may include a manually actuatable component adjustable between a first position, in which an outlet of the passage is not in physical contact with the absorbent disk, and a second position, in which the outlet of the passage is in physical contact with the absorbent disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Simplexity Product Development Inc., Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Amira Al-Uzri, Dennis Koop, Lisa Bleyle, Andrew Chitty, Robert W. Beauchamp, Asa Weiss, Ethan Vella, Gerold Firl
  • Patent number: 10857563
    Abstract: A dispenser can prevent leakage of contents from a nozzle tip when stopping discharging the contents. A dispenser includes: a syringe body that has a filled space of contents, and has a discharge hole at a tip thereof; a plunger that is slid in the syringe body by application of a pushing force, to discharge the contents in the filled space from the discharge hole; and a piston that is formed of an elastic material and located at a tip part of the plunger, wherein a gap is formed between an inner peripheral surface of the syringe body and an outer peripheral surface of the piston, when the plunger is pushed, the piston deforms to narrow the gap, and a back leakage risk (=(gap area/final discharge hole area)) after the deformation of the piston is 0 or more and less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: KURARAY NORITAKE DENTAL INC., YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Horiguchi, Kazuhisa Yoshimura, Toru Toma
  • Patent number: 10850042
    Abstract: A three-position plunger is provided including a sleeve having an opening at a distal end, a pre-load cavity proximal to and in communication with the opening, a first cavity proximal to and in communication with the pre-load cavity, a second cavity proximal to and in communication with the pre-load cavity, and at least one rib. The rib(s) is generally aligned with the first cavity. The plunger further includes an insert configured to be displaced from the pre-load cavity to the first cavity and from the first cavity to the second cavity. The insert is configured to provide support for the compression of the rib(s) when the insert is positioned in the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Giraud, Bernard Sol, Robert J. Pangborn, Robert S. Abrams, Joseph W. Rogers, Peter J. Sagona, Michael J. Mims
  • Patent number: 10837955
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a titration probe that mitigate the occurrences of titration probe clots. A bar such as segment of music wire, is extended across the tip of a titration probe and attached at both ends to the titration probe. The bar is configured to catch clots and prevent the clots from being collected along with a blood sample to be analyzed. The bar effectively reduces the cross sectional area of the titration probe tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Roman Paz, Brian Walker, Zachary Hastings, Michael Aschettino
  • Patent number: 10835678
    Abstract: The invention is a single use delivery device configured to enable reconstitution of a lyophilized agent (e.g., vaccine, drug, medicament, etc.) stored within for subsequent delivery of the reconstituted fluid agent to a patient in a controlled manner and without requiring specialized skill in reconstituting the agent or administering delivery of such agent. The delivery device is prefilled with an individual dose of a lyophilized agent and configured to be filled on-site and in the field with a dose of diluent for reconstitution of the lyophilized agent, while remaining sterile and preventing the potential for contamination during the filling process. The delivery device is further configured to be rendered incapable of reuse followings its intended use of delivering the fluid agent to a patient, thereby preventing reuse of the device and reducing the risk of the spreading blood-borne diseases through reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: KOSKA FAMILY LIMITED
    Inventor: Marc Andrew Koska
  • Patent number: 10835681
    Abstract: A time-of-use activated syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel defining a chamber, a plunger rod having a forward attachment end located within the chamber of the barrel, and a stopper located within the chamber of the barrel and including a rearward end adapted to receive the plunger rod. The stopper includes a first perimetrical skirt extending around an outer circumference thereof and extending toward a front end of the stopper. An activation mechanism is associated with at least one of the stopper and the plunger rod, and the plunger rod is configured for transition between a pre-loaded position in which the activation mechanism is unactivated and a loaded position in which the activation mechanism is activated. Upon activation, the activation mechanism applies a radial force to the first perimetrical skirt causing the skirt to seal against an inner wall of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles D. Shermer, Qihua Xu, Christopher DeMaria
  • Patent number: 10799166
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Patent number: 10786654
    Abstract: A needle assembly can include a needle and a proximal compartment forming a reservoir for collecting blood that flows through an inner lumen of needle. The needle assembly may also include a needle tip shield for capturing a sharpened distal tip of the needle. The needle tip shield can form a fluid pathway through which blood contained within the reservoir is expelled. The volume of the reservoir can be reduced to cause blood to be expelled from the needle tip shield such as by compressing the proximal compartment or a plunger connected to the proximal compartment or by moving a plunger into the reservoir. The fluid pathway of the needle tip shield can either be the same pathway through which the sharpened distal tip is withdrawn into the needle tip shield, or can be a separate pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, J'Lynn Ingleby
  • Patent number: 10786147
    Abstract: A system for controlling a pressure inside a bladder through an endoscope, where the distal end portion of the endoscope is located inside the bladder and the endoscope has an inlet port through which fluid to enter the bladder and an outlet port through which fluid in the bladder to exit the bladder. The system includes one or more processors that receive a first signal from a first pressure sensor installed in a first fluid passageway that is in fluid communication with the inlet port; receives a second signal from a second pressure sensor installed in a second fluid passageway that is in fluid communication with the outlet port; and based on at least one of the first and second signals, actuates a valve installed in the first fluid passageway of fluid so as to adjust the flow rate into the bladder through the inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
    Inventors: Seung-June Oh, Hyoun-Joong Kong
  • Patent number: 10729365
    Abstract: Methods for treating a patient using therapeutic renal neuromodulation and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present technology is directed to biomarker sampling in the context of neuromodulation devices, systems, and methods. Some embodiments, for example, are directed to catheters, catheter systems, and methods for sampling biomarkers that change in response to neuromodulation. A system can include, for example, an elongated shaft and a neuromodulation and sampling assembly having a neuromodulation and a sampling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC ARDIAN LUXEMBOURG S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Rudy Beasley, Ayala Hezi-Yamit, Michele Lee Silver, Christopher W. Storment
  • Patent number: 10653845
    Abstract: Coverings for syringe plunger tips, as well as syringes and syringe components including such coverings, are disclosed. A material of the covering may have at least one different material property than a material of the plunger tip. The coverings may provide a reduced coefficient of friction between the covering and a surface of the syringe relative to the coefficient of friction between the plunger tip and the syringe surface. The coverings may also isolate a substance loaded in the syringe from the plunger tip. Methods for manufacturing a syringe assembly including such coverings, as well as methods for isolating a substance in a syringe from a syringe component, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David Butts, Richard Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur, John Hall
  • Patent number: 10588558
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly includes a housing having a flash chamber, and having a distal end and a proximal end engageable with a specimen collection container. The assembly includes a cannula having a patient end, a non-patient end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cannula interior. The patient end of the cannula projects at least partially from the distal end of the housing, and the cannula interior is in fluid communication with the flash chamber. The assembly further includes a shield restrainably engaged with a portion of the housing and axially transitionable over the patient cannula from a retracted position in which the patient end is exposed, to an extended position in which the patient end is shielded by at least a portion of the shield, wherein at least a portion of the flash chamber is visible in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson W. Crawford, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Chee Leong Alvin Tan, Tiong Yee Sim, C. Mark Newby, Jon Yaohan Moh, Robert G. Ellis, Neville Yu Leng Chia, Benjamin R. Bartfeld
  • Patent number: 10537888
    Abstract: A centrifuge tube assembly includes an elongate tubular receptacle having upper and lower ends and a side wall that extends between the ends. A cap attached to the receptacle carries a common inlet/outlet port formed therethrough for communication with an interior chamber of the tubular receptacle. A liquid impermeable piston is longitudinally movable through the receptacle chamber and sealably interengages an interior wall of the receptacle. The piston separates upper and lower regions of the chamber, which respectively communicate with the inlet/outlet port and a pressure neutralizing vent. Biological products are introduced into and aspirated from the receptacle through the inlet/outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Patrick Pennie
  • Patent number: 10532159
    Abstract: An injection device for delivering a liquid composition, including a generally elongated housing, arranged to hold an exchangeable cartridge containing the liquid composition. The housing includes a drive device, and a plunger rod connected with the drive device and connected to a plunger within the cartridge, when the cartridge is held at the housing, for driving the plunger within the cartridge. The plunger includes a rod connector connected with a front end portion of the plunger rod. The rod connector comprises a rod stop portion, wherein there is a longitudinal play between the plunger rod on one hand and the entrance opening and the rod stop portion on the other hand, thereby enabling the front end portion to move back and forth between the entrance opening and the rod stop portion without moving the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH S.A.
    Inventors: Jonas Törnsten, Max Blomqvist, Conny Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10517519
    Abstract: A blood sampling device (10) configuring a blood bag system (12) includes: a hollow needle (80) that can penetrate through a rubber plug (202) of a blood sampling tube (200) inserted into a blood sampling holder (78); a hub (76) that includes a needle supporting unit (90) for supporting a base end side of the hollow needle (80) and to which the blood sampling holder (78) is rotatably attached; a needle cover (82) made of rubber that is externally fitted to the needle supporting unit (90) while covering a tip side of the hollow needle (80); and a cap (84) arranged on the needle supporting unit (90) in such a manner that the cap (84) can come into contact with the needle cover (82) and is independent of the blood sampling holder (78).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Akiyama, Aya Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10342929
    Abstract: A medical device attachable to the front of a conventional syringe and having a hub assembly selectively attachable to the syringe, a nose projecting forwardly from the hub assembly, a rearwardly biased needle retraction mechanism seated inside the nose, a retractable needle projecting forwardly of the nose, and a fluid flow path from the fluid chamber through the hub assembly, nose, needle retraction assembly and needle, wherein the needle is retracted into the nose and a retraction tube external to the syringe by rotating the syringe relative to the nose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 10286185
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a hollow catheter; a catheter hub fixed onto a base end portion of the catheter, the catheter hub having an internal passage communicating with an inside of the catheter; a needle disposed in the catheter; a needle hub; a valve element including an opening and closing unit configured to be opened and closed; an operation member including a tubular body, the operation member being configured such that an opening portion of the operation member is insertable into the opening and closing unit to cause the base end side and a tip side of the catheter hub to communicate with each other; a communication unit; and a sealing member including a tubular body, the sealing member being disposed at a base end side of the valve element and being configured to allow the passage of air and prohibit the passage of liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidenori Tanabe, Takao Anzai
  • Patent number: 10258367
    Abstract: A surgical knife safety device having a handle, a blade connected to the handle, and a guard carried by the handle for sliding movement between a retracted position in which the blade is exposed for use, and an extended position for covering the sharp cutting edge of the blade. In the retracted position, an enlarged guard radius is provided at the distal end of the handle to allow improved handle control and blade orientation. The enlarged guard radius is positioned to allow the user to firmly grip a large distal handle portion which is preferably molded as a single piece with the blade holder, preventing unwanted blade or handle movement due to guard mechanism tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Beaver-Visitec International (US), Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Morawski, Dana M. Cote, Patrick T. Thrailkill, David S. Seebauer, Mohan Rajasekaran, Brian Rapp
  • Patent number: 10226208
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, arrangements and methods for quantifying the concentration of an analyte present in bodily fluid, including: an assay pad having at least one chemical reagent capable of producing a detectable signal in the form of a reaction spot upon reaction with the analyte; a light source; a detector array; a processor; and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory comprising: (a) at least one value indicative of one or more of: (i) the level of hematocrit contained in the sample; (ii) the volume of the sample applied to the assay pad; or (iii) imperfections present in the reaction spot; and (b) at least one algorithm for calculating the concentration of the analyte contained in the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Emery, Carole R. Stivers
  • Patent number: 10147152
    Abstract: A system for displaying a plurality of hemostatic indexes is disclosed. The system includes a communication receiver configured to receive the hemostatic indexes and a graphical user interface (GUI) connected to the communication receiver and configured to simultaneously display the hemostatic indexes. The hemostatic indexes are derived from a plurality of independent measurements, such as the mechanical measurements determined using the sonorheometry systems and processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HemoSonics, LLC
    Inventors: Francesco Viola, William F. Walker, Gregory V. Browne, Adam Looker, Bryan Roy, Bjarne Hansen
  • Patent number: 10123939
    Abstract: A closing plug for a sealed sterile vial containing medical or nutritional active substances, which is suitable for the sterile connection to a container of liquid diluent solution. There is also described a sterile connection system between a sealed sterile vial closed by means of a plug and a tube for drawing said active substances, for mixing them with a liquid diluent solution inside a sterile container. The plug requires an internal sterile chamber in which, upon the piercing of an outer film for sealing the plug, a compressible protection cap of a piercing tip of the tube is inserted, which abuts against a seat of the sterile chamber allowing the tip to pierce the end wall of the protection cap and then the inner membrane of the closing plug. An intermediate pierceable membrane placed on the seat of the internal chamber of the vial may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PAOLO GOBBI FRATTINI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Giuseppe Gobbi Frattini
  • Patent number: 10105087
    Abstract: A lancet device including a housing and a lancet structure having a puncturing element. The lancet structure disposed within the housing and adapted for movement between a retaining or pre-actuated position wherein the puncturing element is retained within the housing, and a puncturing position wherein the puncturing element extends through a forward end of the housing. The lancet device includes a drive spring disposed within the housing for biasing the lancet structure toward the puncturing position, and a retaining hub retaining the lancet structure in the retracted position against the bias of the drive spring. The retaining hub includes a pivotal lever in interference engagement with the lancet structure. An actuator within the housing pivots the lever, thereby moving the lancet structure toward the rearward end of the housing to at least partially compress the drive spring, and releasing the lever from interference engagement with the lancet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jacek Grzegorz Karbowniczek, Wlodzinierz Rutynowski, Bradley Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9999418
    Abstract: A medical device is described, the medical device comprising a moveable member, moveable between a first position and a second position; an actuating member coupled to the moveable member, directly or indirectly, for manipulating the moveable member, that is for causing the movement of the moveable member; and an indicator mechanism coupled, directly or indirectly, to the actuating member, said indicator mechanism comprising at least two components that interact to produce an indication; the indicator and actuating member being cooperatively operable such that the interaction between the at least two components of the indicator mechanism occurs automatically to automatically indicate advancement of the moveable member to the second position from the first position upon a predetermined actuation of the actuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Anchor Orthopedics XT Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Harrison, Jeffery Arnett, Neil Godara, Laura Man Yee Yu
  • Patent number: 9986943
    Abstract: Blood collection assemblies with safety features are disclosed. The assemblies have a housing for receiving a vacutainer, which has a septum that penetrates a sharp needle tip. The disclosed assemblies further have a shield for covering the other end of the needle following use to prevent accidental contact with the distal needle tip. The shield is spring loaded so that the spring force moves the shield over the needle. The shield can be secured or held in an initial position and allowed to move to cover the needle upon actuation or activation of an activator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Mohd Zairizal Bin Zakaria, Hwa Loon Chan, Teng Sun Teoh, Ai-Mei Tan
  • Patent number: 9962116
    Abstract: A sampling device for a sampling container. A pair of elongate flexible arms extend from a side wall away from a bottom end. The arms being oppositely located across a base chamber. A lower member has a flange and an aperture. A collar extends from the flange and is adapted to retain an end of a spring. An elongate cover has a first end and a second end. The first end being adapted in use to connect to a base and the second end being adapted in use to connect to an upper member. The upper and lower members are adapted to move along the axis by the positioning of a sampling container in the sampling chamber and the application of a force towards a base, permits a needle or blood bag tube located within a connector to discharge liquid into a sampling container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: IKASHMORE PTY LTD
    Inventor: Avtar Kashmirian
  • Patent number: 9943257
    Abstract: A syringe assembly for fluid collection includes a housing having a sidewall defining a hollow bore therein, and an elongate plunger with the distal end of the plunger forming a chamber within the hollow bore for containing a fluid therein. The plunger is adapted for slideable movement within the hollow bore between an initial position and a retracted position. The assembly includes a hub disposed at least partially within the hollow bore and at least partially supporting a cannula therewith. The hub is adapted to automatically transition from an initial position in which at least a portion of the cannula is disposed external to the housing, to a retracted position in which the cannula is fully shielded by the housing, upon transition of the elongate plunger from the initial position to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Matthew L. Kolb
  • Patent number: 9907915
    Abstract: A needle head structure of a safety syringe includes a protecting cover, a first sleeve, a second sleeve, a syringe holder and a plunger. The first sleeve, second sleeve and syringe holder are structures with mutually latched embedding protrusion and latch portion. The plunger includes a guide channel, and is operated with the syringe holder to reduce a remaining liquid. The first sleeve, second sleeve and syringe holder are latched with one another to fix an end of the syringe holder. After the use of the syringe, a first sleeve is pulled towards a an end to link the second sleeve, so that the first sleeve is latched to an end of the second sleeve, and the other end of the second sleeve is fixed to the syringe holder, so as to provide a convenient operation to users and reduce the risk of being pierced by the needle head structure accidentally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Vantex Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Meng-Chen Fu
  • Patent number: 9895513
    Abstract: A hub of a catheter has a first tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced toward a distal direction from a proximal opening portion, a second tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced at a ratio greater than that of the first tapered portion from a distal end of the first tapered portion toward the distal direction, and a third tapered portion in which an inner diameter is reduced at a ratio smaller than that of the second tapered portion from a distal end of the second tapered portion toward the distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michihiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9889259
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device or connection with a fluid transfer tip that has a tapered friction fitting for a corresponding hub. A lever member is pivotally mounted to move relative to the fluid transfer tip. A latch such as a screw thread is mounted on the lever member to engage the hub and provide a positive connection e.g., screw fit in addition to the friction fitting. The lever member may optionally be resiliently biased by a spring. The hub is disconnected from the tip by pivoting the lever member to release the positive connection with the hub and to subsequently release the hub from the friction fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CONCEPTOMED AS
    Inventors: Christian Mide, Marius Andresen, Rolf Blomvågnes, Kevin Geers
  • Patent number: 9877674
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The device may comprise a first portion comprising at least a sample collection channel configured to draw the fluid sample into the sample collection channel via a first type of motive force. The sample collection device may include a second portion comprising a sample container for receiving the bodily fluid sample collected in the sample collection channel, the sample container operably engagable to be in fluid communication with the collection channel, whereupon when fluid communication is established, the container provides a second motive force different from the first motive force to move a majority of the bodily fluid sample from the channel into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Michael Chen, Pey-Jiun Ko, Tammy Burd, Adrit Lath, Patricia McHale
  • Patent number: 9873117
    Abstract: A biological fluid collection device includes a collection module and an outer housing. The collection module includes a housing comprising a first end having a sample introduction opening, a second end having a sample dispensing opening, and a passageway extending between the sample introduction opening and the sample dispensing opening. A mixing chamber and a holding chamber are in fluid communication with the passageway such that a sample introduced into the sample introduction opening passes through the mixing chamber and subsequently into the holding chamber. The biological fluid collection device further includes a closure covering the first end, a cap covering the second end and including a vented plug, and an activation member adapted to force a sample contained in the holding chamber out of the sample dispensing opening. The collection module is positioned inside of the outer housing and the closure closes the open end of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Peter Skutnik, Anthony V. Torris
  • Patent number: 9789266
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device such as a syringe may include a fluid chamber in communication with a male connector tip. The male connector tip is tapered to form a friction fit when inserted in a corresponding female hub. A disconnecting member, e.g., in the form of a lever member has a front surface moveable along the male connector tip between a first position proximal to the fluid chamber and a second position spaced from the first position towards a distal end of the male connector tip so as to release the friction fit. A catch is arranged to catch the female hub after it has been released from the friction fit by the lever member moving towards the second position. The catch may be released when the lever member pivots back towards the first position under the resilient bias of a spring tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: CONCEPTOMED AS
    Inventors: Christian Mide, Marius Andresen, Rolf Blomvågnes, Kevin Geers
  • Patent number: 9750446
    Abstract: An apparatus for performing phlebotomy through a peripheral intravenous line. The apparatus includes an introducer and a catheter configured to advance the catheter through a peripheral intravenous line. A y-adapter with a port of larger diameter is configured to receive the catheter and place in fluid communication with the peripheral intravenous line. When advanced the catheter is configured to transport a bodily fluid (i.e. blood) to a volume outside of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Velano Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Pitamber Devgon
  • Patent number: 9687608
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for a drug-delivery device is proposed, the mounting arrangement comprising: a plug element with a longitudinal axis (L) and a housing part having a recess with a side wall which is adapted to receive the plug element. At least one of the plug element or the side wall of the recess are provided with a protrusion for fixing the plug element in a given position relative to the housing part by a force-fit engagement. Furthermore, a coupling assembly is proposed, the coupling assembly comprising the plug element and the housing part being mechanically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 9687184
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly includes a housing having a flash chamber, and having a distal end and a proximal end engageable with a specimen collection container. The assembly includes a cannula having a patient end, a non-patient end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cannula interior. The patient end of the cannula projects at least partially from the distal end of the housing, and the cannula interior is in fluid communication with the flash chamber. The assembly further includes a shield restrainably engaged with a portion of the housing and axially transitionable over the patient cannula from a retracted position in which the patient end is exposed, to an extended position in which the patient end is shielded by at least a portion of the shield, wherein at least a portion of the flash chamber is visible in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson Crawford, Robert Ellis, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Benjamin Bartfeld, C. Mark Newby, Chee Leong Alvin Tan, Jon Moh, Stanley Sim, Neville Yu Leng Chia
  • Patent number: 9687609
    Abstract: A mounting arrangement for a drug-delivery device is proposed, the mounting arrangement comprising: a plug element with a longitudinal axis (L) and a housing part having a recess with a side wall which is adapted to receive the plug element. At least one of the plug element or the side wall of the recess are provided with a protrusion for fixing the plug element in a given position relative to the housing part by a force-fit engagement. Furthermore, a coupling assembly is proposed, the coupling assembly comprising the plug element and the housing part being mechanically coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 9649061
    Abstract: A biological fluid collection device includes a collection module and an outer housing. The collection module includes a housing comprising a first end having a sample introduction opening, a second end having a sample dispensing opening, and a passageway extending between the sample introduction opening and the sample dispensing opening. A mixing chamber and a holding chamber are in fluid communication with the passageway such that a sample introduced into the sample introduction opening passes through the mixing chamber and subsequently into the holding chamber. The biological fluid collection device further includes a closure covering the first end, a cap covering the second end and including a vented plug, and an activation member adapted to force a sample contained in the holding chamber out of the sample dispensing opening. The collection module is positioned inside of the outer housing and the closure closes the open end of the outer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Peter Skutnik, Anthony V. Torris
  • Patent number: 9636062
    Abstract: Bodily fluid sample collection systems, devices, and method are provided. The device may comprise a first portion comprising at least a sample collection channel configured to draw the fluid sample into the sample collection channel via a first type of motive force. The sample collection device may include a second portion comprising a sample container for receiving the bodily fluid sample collected in the sample collection channel, the sample container operably engagable to be in fluid communication with the collection channel, whereupon when fluid communication is established, the container provides a second motive force different from the first motive force to move a majority of the bodily fluid sample from the channel into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Theranos, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Michael Chen, Pey-Jiun Ko, Tammy Burd, Adrit Lath, Patricia McHale
  • Patent number: 9615782
    Abstract: A device for drawing fluid from a lumen comprising a body, a first needle portion extending from a forward portion of the body and a second needle portion extending from a rear portion of the body, wherein the body includes an observation portion adapted to allow visual observation of the fluid, and wherein the observation portion is provided with enhancement means adapted to enhance the visibility of the fluid in the observation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIGARD LIMITED
    Inventors: Aaron Leonard Rodd, Ross Joseph Cali
  • Patent number: 9604011
    Abstract: According to the invention, a safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises a hollow support body for retaining the pre-filled syringe, a hollow needle shield that is movable relative to the support body from a first position to a second position, releasable mounting means to mount the pre-filled syringe within the support body and a spring means arranged within the support body in a non-energized or only slightly energized state. The movement of the needle shield from the first position to the second position fully energizes the spring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, Sioned Owen, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9554734
    Abstract: A disposable automatic painless safe hemostix includes an outer casing, an inner sleeve, a needle module and a spring. The needle module is snapped in the inner sleeve and the outer casing. The needle module has a needle point protecting pole. Interlock fixing faces and protrusions are provided on the inner sleeve. Interlock guiding slopes and protrusion stoppers are provided on the inner wall of the outer casing. One end of the interlock engages the interlock fixing face, and the other end engages the interlock guiding slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Inventor: Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 9486165
    Abstract: A portable laser blood sampling device equipped with a dual safety device and a disposable cap used therewith are provided. Specifically, a portable laser blood sampling device equipped with a dual safety device which enables safe laser irradiation when a laser is irradiated to the outside by a laser module and a disposable cap used therewith are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ISOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kee Jung Choi, Yong Jae Heo, Jung Seuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9408993
    Abstract: A nitric oxide delivery device including a valve assembly, a control module and a gas delivery mechanism is described. An exemplary gas delivery device includes a valve assembly with a valve and circuit including a memory, a processor and a transceiver in communication with the memory. The memory may include gas data such as gas identification, gas expiration and gas concentration. The transceiver on the circuit of the valve assembly may send wireless optical line-of-sight signals to communicate the gas data to a control module. Exemplary gas delivery mechanisms include a ventilator and a breathing circuit. Methods of administering gases containing nitric oxide are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt Hospital Products IP Limited
    Inventors: Duncan P. Bathe, John Klaus, David Christensen
  • Patent number: 9302059
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device has proximal and distal ends; a medicament container with a plunger, a neck portion, and a delivery member unit; a housing extending along a longitudinal axis with proximal and distal open ends; a drive unit configured to apply a force on the plunger; and a C-shaped tubular body with a longitudinal slit/gap such that body can be attached to the neck portion forming a container unit. The C-shaped body also has an inner support configured to interact with the neck portion and with the delivery member unit and prevent the medicament container from moving relative to the body after the medicament container is attached to the body, and outer support configured to interact with a corresponding support of the housing to prevent the C-shaped tubular body from moving relative to the housing after the container is arranged within the housing through the distal open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Carebay Europe Ltd
    Inventors: Anders Holmqvist, Stefan Lööf
  • Patent number: 9271668
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly includes a housing having a flash chamber, and having a distal end and a proximal end engageable with a specimen collection container. The assembly includes a cannula having a patient end, a non-patient end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cannula interior. The patient end of the cannula projects at least partially from the distal end of the housing, and the cannula interior is in fluid communication with the flash chamber. The assembly further includes a shield restrainably engaged with a portion of the housing and axially transitionable over the patient cannula from a retracted position in which the patient end is exposed, to an extended position in which the patient end is shielded by at least a portion of the shield, wherein at least a portion of the flash chamber is visible in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson Crawford, Robert Ellis, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Benjamin Bartfeld, C. Mark Newby, Chee Leong Alvin Tan, Jon Moh, Stanley Sim, Neville Yu Leng Chia
  • Patent number: 9265887
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices, housing components for automatic injection devices and methods for fabricating the same. An exemplary housing of an automatic injection device may be overmolded with one or more gripping surfaces to facilitate gripping and manipulation of the automatic injection device by a user when performing an injection. In an exemplary embodiment, an overmolded left gripping surface may extend along a left side of the housing and an overmolded right gripping surface may extend along a right side of the housing opposite to the left side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li, Aaron B. Eiger, Mark Kurth, Sabrina Katz, Adam Callif, James C. Stango
  • Patent number: 9247899
    Abstract: The Invention comprises a body, an actuator pivotally connected to the body, and a retractable needle adapted to provide fluid communication between a patient and a fluid collection tube, typically a blood collection tube, attachable to the device. A significant feature of the subject device is a retraction cavity disposed inside the actuator that is manually positionable to receive a portion of the needle retraction assembly following removal of the blood collection tube. Retraction is initiated by depressing the forwardly extending end of the actuator relative to the body, thereby causing a retainer clip to release the needle holder, after which the needle holder and a part of the needle are propelled into the retraction cavity by expansion of a compressed spring. The needle is thereby withdrawn from the patient and into the housing, reducing the likelihood of accidental needle sticks and preventing reuse of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Retractable Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu