Penetrable Seal In Liquid Flow Path To Collection Reservoir Patents (Class 600/577)
  • Patent number: 11045526
    Abstract: A system for preparing a thrombin serum that can include a containment device, a cage received within the containment device, a cap attachable to the containment device, an inlet port configured to introduce a non-anti-coagulated autologous blood fluid into the containment device, and an outlet port. An activator, such as glass beads, can be present within the containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Bare, Abigail Nabors, Melissa Tucker, Robert Harrison
  • Patent number: 10813579
    Abstract: The application relates to a blood collection device comprising: a cannula hub defining a chamber; an in-let cannula defining an axis and having a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough, the inlet cannula being mounted to the cannula hub such that the distal end of the inlet cannula is external of the cannula hub and such that the lumen through the inlet cannula communicates with the chamber; an outlet cannula having a proximal end and a lumen extending therethrough, the outlet cannula being mounted to the cannula hub such that the proximal end of the outlet cannula is external of the cannula hub and such that the lumen of the outlet cannula communicates with the chamber; a closed sleeve mounted over a portion of the outlet cannula disposed externally of the cannula hub; and a venting mechanism providing communication between the chamber and ambient surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Poly Medicure Limited
    Inventor: Rishi Baid
  • Patent number: 10799222
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a body, a needle, a cutter, a tissue sample holder, and a gate assembly. The needle extends distally from the body. The cutter is longitudinally translatable relative to the needle and defines a cutter lumen. The tissue sample holder is coupled proximally relative to the body. The cutter lumen of the cutter defines at least a portion of a fluid conduit extending between the cutter and the tissue sample holder. The gate assembly is configured to selectively arrest movement of a tissue sample holder within the fluid conduit between the cutter and the tissue sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Paul Nock, Jessica P. Leimbach
  • Patent number: 10758167
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for a single, handheld device that provides for both insertion of a catheter and collection of a fluid. Some embodiments further include a needle that assists in the insertion of the catheter into a blood vessel, and which includes a retraction feature that protects the user from an accidental needle stick when the device is ready for disposal. Still further embodiments include a protective cover that prevents a user from accidentally being stuck by a second needle used for the introduction of the patient's blood into a collection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: MMI, LLC
    Inventor: Donald L. Millerd
  • Patent number: 10757913
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a system for identifying an animal comprising a male part (30), cooperating with at least one cutting element intended to cut out a sample of animal tissue, a female part (40) with open head having a through-channel, and a detachable device (50) for storing said sample, intended to be fixed to one end of said through-channel. According to the invention, the system also comprises means for closing said head that can take at least two positions, comprising an open position enabling the passage of said sample through the through-channel during a collecting operation, and an irreversible closed position by which the channel is closed in the vicinity of said one end (422) subsequently to the collecting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Allflex Europe
    Inventors: Johan Decaluwe, Jean-Jacques Hilpert, Bruno Teychene, Johan De Meulemeester, Jean-Jacques Destoumieux
  • Patent number: 10660618
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a disposable negative-pressure anterior chamber Paracentesis syringe which belongs to the technical field of medical supplies. It comprises nine parts, including a needle cap, a Paracentesis syringe, a needle base, an internal needle, a protective cover of the internal needle, an airlock, a needle tube, a collection tube and a collection tube rack. The invention has the advantages that it fixes the Paracentesis syringe during puncture and limits the depth of the needle insertion, releases the aqueous humor slowly to prevent a sudden drop of the intraocular pressure, reduces the risk of the intraocular infection by separating the anterior chamber from outside and the collection tube can collect and store the aqueous humor directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hangzhou Sightnovo Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10578606
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a biological fluid collection device, such as a blood collection device, that is adapted to receive a multi-component blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion and quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively separate the plasma portion from the sample. A pressure gradient can be applied across a separation member to facilitate movement of the plasma portion ahead of the cellular portion. The present disclosure allows for both passive and active plasma separation and dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Kishore K. Bokka Srinivasa Rao, Daniel J. Marchiarullo, Milan Ivosevic
  • Patent number: 10471421
    Abstract: The present application relates to: (i) a sampler device for taking a sample of biological fluid, which comprises a capillary component, and a base rigidly connected to said capillary component and provided with a first connector capable of being reversibly attached in a leaktight manner to a second connector of a dispensing device; (ii) a dispensing device which also comprises means for transferring diluting fluid which open into said second connector. The application also relates to a biological analysis apparatus implementing the sampler and dispensing devices and to a method for sampling and dispensing a biological fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HORIBA ABX SAS
    Inventors: Didier Cremien, Damien Isebe
  • Patent number: 10258785
    Abstract: A disconnecting mechanism includes a main body including a fluid transfer tip having a tapered surface to form a friction fit with a corresponding connector. The lever member includes a threaded portion to enable the corresponding connector part to be connected to the fluid transfer tip by a screw fit in addition to the friction fit, and an actuator portion to actuate release of the friction fit. In a first pivotal position, the threaded portion has a first position close to the fluid transfer tip to engage with an outer thread or rim of the corresponding part and thereby form the screw fit in addition to the friction fit. In a second pivotal position, the threaded portion has a second position further away from the fluid transfer tip to disconnect the screw fit and the actuator portion is moved forward to push the connector part and release the friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CONCEPTOMED AS
    Inventors: Christian Mide, Marius Andresen, Rolf Blomvågnes, Kevin Geers
  • Patent number: 10195344
    Abstract: A valve (10) for permitting mixing of at least two components within a barrel (12) is provided including a stopper (20) configured for slidable liquid-tight engagement with an inner surface (13) of the barrel. The stopper is moveable between a first position and a second position and includes a proximal end (22), a distal end (24), and a channel (26) extending therebetween. The valve further includes a stationary body (30) comprising a base (32) and a stem (34), the stem being disposed within the channel of the stopper when the stopper is in the second position. When the stopper is in the first position, there is a liquid-tight seal in the channel, such that fluid flow through the channel is prevented. Movement of the stopper to the second position terminates the liquid-tight seal, thereby establishing fluid communication through the channel. A drug containing device and assembly for delivering a reconstituted drug are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Matthew Ferriter, Frank Martin, Vincent J. Sullivan, Scott N. Danhof, Eric G. Hassenpflug
  • Patent number: 10105494
    Abstract: A flush syringe assembly comprises a barrel including a cylindrical side wall having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end having a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. A plunger including an elongate body portion having a stopper at its distal end is provided. The stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for driving fluid out of the chamber through the passageway. The stopper includes a distal portion and a proximal portion separated by a spring element and configured to compress when fluid is being driven through the passageway by motion of the plunger and to continue to drive fluid through the passageway after motion of the plunger has stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Anthony J. Kosinski
  • Patent number: 10010282
    Abstract: Blood sample optimization systems and methods are described that reduce or eliminate contaminates in collected blood samples, which in turn reduces or eliminates false positive readings in blood cultures or other testing of collected blood samples. A blood sample optimization system can include a blood sequestration device located between a patient needle and a sample needle. The blood sequestration device can include a sequestration chamber for sequestering an initial, potentially contaminated aliquot of blood, and may further include a sampling channel that bypasses the sequestration chamber to convey likely uncontaminated blood between the patient needle and the sample needle after the initial aliquot of blood is sequestered in the sequestration chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: KURIN, INC.
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Gino Kang, John Detloff
  • Patent number: 9945855
    Abstract: A method for using a single sample suspected of containing a microorganism for both a local rapid test immunoassay and a remote laboratory test. The sample is collected from a patient at a physician's office or from the environment to be tested. The sample is collected using a swab or other implement, combined with a rapid test processing reagent and a portion of the processed sample is used for the local rapid test. The rapid test processing reagent typically consists of a buffer, a salt, and a detergent and is compatible with the local rapid test immunoassay. Only a portion of the processed sample is used for the local rapid test, leaving a remaining portion of the processed sample to be used in a remote laboratory assay. At least some of the remaining portion of the processed sample is combined with a stabilization agent that preserves at least the nucleic acid in the processed sample for the remote laboratory assay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: John J. Carrino, James Fan
  • Patent number: 9839385
    Abstract: The present invention extends to a closed IV line draw system which may be used with a PIVC or another vascular access device to collect blood samples. The closed IV line draw system consists of various integrated components that allow the system to remain closed during the blood collection process. In this way, the closed IV line draw system simplifies the blood collection process and reduces the risk of contamination to the PIVC or other vascular access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 9820682
    Abstract: Blood sample optimization systems and methods are described that reduce or eliminate contaminates in collected blood samples, which in turn reduces or eliminates false positive readings in blood cultures or other testing of collected blood samples. A blood sample optimization system can include a blood sequestration device located between a patient needle and a sample needle. The blood sequestration device can include a sequestration chamber for sequestering an initial, potentially contaminated aliquot of blood, and may further include a sampling channel that bypasses the sequestration chamber to convey likely uncontaminated blood between the patient needle and the sample needle after the initial aliquot of blood is sequestered in the sequestration chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kurin, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Gino Kang, John Detloff
  • Patent number: 9783839
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and container locator means for moving a container among one or more work-flow stations within an apparatus. The apparatus of the present invention may include a means for automated loading, a means for automated transfer and/or a means for automated unloading of a container (e.g., a specimen container). In one embodiment, the apparatus can be an automated detection apparatus for rapid non-invasive detection of a microbial agent in a test sample. The detection system also including a heated enclosure, a holding means or rack, and/or a detection unit for monitoring and/or interrogating the specimen container to detect whether the container is positive for the presence of a microbial agent. In other embodiment, the automated instrument may include one or more, bar code readers, scanners, cameras, and/or weighing stations to aid in scanning, reading, imaging and weighing of specimen containers within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: bioMérieux, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley Michael Philipak, Mark Joseph Fanning, Mike Ammerman, Ron Bergold, Andrew Scherer, Anthony Valentino
  • Patent number: 9743660
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for preserving blood and its components is described. The system and method generally include a device having a body defining a chamber, the chamber being configured to receive at least one bag containing blood or its components, the at least one bag being permeable to gas, for example, xenon. A cover is hermetically sealable to the body. An inlet is in fluid communication with the chamber. A pressure indicator is configured to indicate pressure in the chamber, the pressure indicator including a conduit containing a liquid. A portion of the conduit is transparent such that the liquid is visible. A source of pressurized gas, such as xenon, is provided to provide the pressurized gas to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Rich Technologies Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Ilyin, Semyon Kogan, William E. Grieshober, Jr., Igor Kachko, Vladimir Vasiliev, Stanislav A. Kolchanov, Yuriy Punin, Mark Bakhrakh, Alexander N. Shumeev
  • Patent number: 9700700
    Abstract: A medical article is configured to provide access to a patient's vasculature. The medical article includes an elongated body and a pair of stabilizing wings that extend from the elongated body and are configured to stabilize the medical article on a patient. The stabilizing wings are configured to rotate together or independently about the longitudinal axis of the elongated body between at least a first configuration and a second configuration. The elongated body can include a one-way valve disposed therein. The medical article can also one or more adhesive layers configured to releasably attach at least a portion of the wings to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Venetec International, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Andino, Christopher J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 9549715
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device useful for preserving tissue samples after extraction from human or animal patients. The device includes a circular blade for taking a tissue sample, the blade being coupled to a sealing cap which mates to one end of a container. A retrieval port is also disclosed for extracting fluids from the container. Methods are also disclosed by which tissue samples may be taken and prepared for storage, processing, culture, or other analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cook Regentec LLC
    Inventors: Erik J. Woods, Shelly J. Zacharias
  • Patent number: 9345845
    Abstract: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising: a valve body comprising two inlet openings, one outlet opening and a central space connecting the inlet openings and the outlet opening, and a spherical element movably contained inside the central space configured for translatory movement and configured to seal either the first inlet opening or the second inlet opening, wherein each of the inlet openings are configured for fluid communication with a first reservoir and with a second reservoir and wherein the outlet opening is configured for fluid connection with a septum. This apparatus solves the object to make the exchange of used parts including the valve construction less complex. A further object of the invention is to make the exchange easier to handle. The invention is also related to a medical device comprising a dispense interface and an apparatus of the afore-mentioned type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 9295816
    Abstract: A catheter system including a collection member having an occlusion member and collection ports. At least one collection port being located distal to the occlusion member, and least one collection port being located proximal to the occlusion member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Osprey Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Shapland, Christopher G. Quinn, Rodney L Houfburg, Tuan Minh Doan
  • Patent number: 9283313
    Abstract: A multi-part device for separating plasma from whole blood is provided, with a sample taking unit for receiving whole blood, a filter unit with a layered filter with multiple layers for extracting plasma, and a pumping unit, typically a plunger pump, for creating a partial vacuum in the filter unit. The filter unit and a plasma collector vessel with a conical tip extending towards the filter unit are contained in a filter cartridge, which may be taken apart after plasma extraction, thus exposing the conical tip of the plasma collector vessel for sample input into an analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Herfried Huemer
  • Patent number: 9265697
    Abstract: A system for transferring solutions from a first cartridge into a second cartridge comprises a cartridge holder, a plunger driver, and a cartridge connector. The cartridge connector carries a transfer needle and an exhaust needle. The cartridge holder positions the first cartridge against the cartridge connector so that the transfer needle penetrates the first cartridge septum. The second cartridge is removably inserted into another end of the cartridge connector so that both the transfer needle and the exhaust needle penetrate the second cartridge septum. The plunger driver is disposed to advance a plunger on the first cartridge to transfer solution from the first cartridge into the second cartridge thus displacing solution from the second cartridge through the exhaust needle. The cartridge connector includes a sealed interior waste chamber for receiving the solution from the second cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ONPHARMA, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stepovich, Michael I. Falkel
  • Patent number: 9259538
    Abstract: A medical device for use with a fluid transfer device includes a hub having an open proximal end with a frusto-conically-shaped cavity therein, a distal end and a passageway therethrough. The cavity is part of the passageway. A release element in the passageway of the hub is positioned to block fluid-tight engagement of the frusto-conically-shaped tip with the cavity of the hub. Structure is provided to release at least part of the release element, upon application of a proximally directed force on the hub, to allow the abrupt fluid-tight engagement of the tip and the cavity in the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Caizza, William N. Grady
  • Patent number: 9205248
    Abstract: Drug delivery connectors are provided for permitting and blocking fluid flow between a container and a catheter connector or other drug delivery site. Embodiments of the drug delivery connectors include a ball valve for forming a releasable seal within the drug delivery connectors. In one or more embodiments, the ball valve prevents fluid flow between an open proximal end and an open distal end of the drug delivery connector and is movable in a proximal direction to release the releasable seal to permit fluid flow from the open proximal direction to the open distal direction. Methods of delivering medication to a catheter connector that includes an actuator are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yongxian Wu, Yun Jin, Mitali Aon, Michael D. Garrison
  • Patent number: 9192327
    Abstract: A blood collection device is disclosed which includes a body defining a receptacle dimensioned to receive a blood collection tube. The body has a first open end and a second end supporting a needle having a proximal end extending into the receptacle and a distal end extending distally of the body. Retaining structure is supported on the body. The retaining structure extends into the receptacle and is configured to releasably retain the blood collection tube within the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael J. Noble, Todd M. Chelak
  • Patent number: 9180244
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide wearable automatic injection devices for subcutaneously injecting a therapeutic agent into a patient's body at controlled rates, for example, in a single bolus. Exemplary embodiments provide methods for assembling wearable automatic injection devices for subcutaneously injecting a therapeutic agent into a patient's body at controlled rates. Exemplary embodiments provide methods for using wearable automatic injection devices for subcutaneously injecting a therapeutic agent into a patient's body at controlled rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd
    Inventors: Philip D. Anderson, Joseph F. Julian, Linas P. Laurusonis, Timothy Parmer, Travis Yoch, Samuel M. Jang, Sean Corrigan, Tomas Matusaitis, William Fienup, Chris Strahm
  • Patent number: 9132061
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to drug vial spikes, fluid line sets, and related systems. In some aspects, a fluid line set includes a frame, multiple spikes extending from the frame, and multiple fluid lines connected to the frame. The frame is configured to hold the fluid lines in a spaced apart configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael James Beiriger
  • Patent number: 9066690
    Abstract: Disclosed is a needle assembly for viewing flashback during a blood collection procedure. The needle assembly including a housing having a base portion defining a cavity and an extension extending distally from the base portion, the extension being of a transparent material and defining a lumen therethrough, a first cannula supported within the extension and extending distally from the extension, the first cannula having a piercing tip configured to enter a vessel, and a second cannula supported within the cavity of the base portion, wherein the second cannula is fluidly communicated with the first cannula via the lumen formed in the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Gregory Alan Steube
  • Patent number: 9028425
    Abstract: An extravascular system is disclosed. The system includes a body, a septum, a septum activator, and a blood sampling device. The body has and inner lumen extending therethrough. The septum is disposed within the inner lumen. The septum activator is disposed within the inner lumen proximal the septum. The septum activator has an inner passage extending therethrough. The blood sampling device has a tube that is longer than a length of the septum activator and has a width less than or equal to a width of the inner passage of the septum activator. An interior of the tube is in fluid communication with a reservoir within the blood sampling device. A vent is in fluid communication with the reservoir. The vent passes air but not blood therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 9023292
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for sampling blood by capillarity for separating a plasma phase of the blood from the cell phase. The device is a strip and includes a filter having a membrane with no clumping agents, a prefilter for spreading blood over the surface of the membrane; and an absorbent paper downstream from the filter. The membrane is dimensioned to cover only a part of the surface of the prefilter and the migration of blood by capillarity within the prefilter takes place essentially lengthwise relative to the strip before blood comes into contact with the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Hervé Rostaing, Christine Peponnet, Patrick Pouteau, Elodie Sollier
  • Patent number: 8956307
    Abstract: An object is to provide a blood collection set configured such that a sampling holder and a needlestick-preventive needle cover are more difficult to disengage from each other than conventional. A blood collection set (500) includes a sampling holder (100) and a needlestick-preventive needle cover (200). The sampling holder (100) includes a tubular body (110), a lid (130), and a fitting portion (140) having a circumferential rib as a rib portion and a catching portion. The needlestick-preventive needle cover (200) includes an engaging portion (250) that is engageable with the catching portion of the sampling holder (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Kawasumi Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Masayuki Morita, Masatoshi Watanabe, Takenori Sakura
  • Patent number: 8926582
    Abstract: A sealing cap for a body fluid container, and a body fluid collection device and system are disclosed. The sealing cap includes an inner cap placeable on an opening in the body fluid container forming a mouth, the inner cap has a shielding member which seals the mouth of the body fluid container, an outer cap resting on the inner cap, the outer cap being movable relative to the inner cap, and a channel member, wherein by a rotational movement the outer cap is movable between an first position in which the channel member is located separated from the shielding member and a second position in which the channel member extends through the shielding member, thereby establishing an open state of the shielding member, and wherein the shielding member returns to a closed state when the outer cap is moved back from the second position to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Wahl, Rolf Schneebeli, Renato Belz
  • Publication number: 20150005669
    Abstract: The present invention extends to a closed IV line draw system which may be used with a PIVC or another vascular access device to collect blood samples. The closed IV line draw system consists of various integrated components that allow the system to remain closed during the blood collection process. In this way, the closed IV line draw system simplifies the blood collection process and reduces the risk of contamination to the PIVC or other vascular access device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 8858466
    Abstract: The invention concerns a disposable diagnostic part comprising a lancing element (14) which is designed for puncturing the skin (26) and has a collecting channel (16) for taking up body fluid, and comprising a detection element (18) which has a test layer (42) provided with reagents for the detection of an analyte in the body fluid and is disposed in the collecting channel (16). In order to ensure an improved stability and biocompatibility it is proposed that the detection element (18) is provided with a sealing layer (20) that is applied to the test layer (42) and covers the reagents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto Fuerst, Hans-Peter Haar
  • Publication number: 20140296744
    Abstract: A fluid collection assembly (10) and method for use thereof is provided including a fluid collection cartridge (20) having a tubular member (21) with a plunger assembly slidably inserted. The plunger assembly includes a stopper (32) and a plunger rod (31). The stopper and plunger rod are removably interlocked together which enables the plunger rod to exert a force in a distal direction on the stopper and to be removed from the stopper upon the application of a proximal force thereto. The fluid collection assembly is particular useful in the collection of arterial blood. In use, the assembly is primed with a liquid anticoagulant, the plunger rod is removed, and a blood sample is collected with the arterial pressure causing the stopper to travel in a proximal direction along the cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Neo Kevin Wei Li, Kuan Chee Mun
  • Patent number: 8758267
    Abstract: A lancet carrier for an integrated lancet sensor assembly incorporating a lance cover includes an elongated body with a bottom, an open top, a body open end and a body closed end, a lancet-receiving recess with a recess bottom surface, the recess extending between the open end and the closed end, and a trough-forming member forming a trough with a trough open end in communication with the body open end, the trough-forming member longitudinally extending a predefined distance along the bottom from the body open end, the trough replacing a portion of the recess bottom surface at the body open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: James Fowler, Robert Daggett
  • Publication number: 20140073990
    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: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Theranos, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Michael Chen, Pey-Jiun Ko, Tammy Burd, Adrit Lath, Patricia McHale
  • Patent number: 8537004
    Abstract: An automated medication dispensing system is disclosed. The system includes a memory configured to store identifying information for at least one item. The identifying information includes an indicator associated with at least one specific feature of the at least one item. The system also includes a processor configured to dispense the at least one item to a user, an output module configured to display the identifying information for the at least one item, and an input device configured to receive, from the user, input indicating that the user has verified that the dispensed item has the same identifying information as the identifying information displayed by the output module. Handheld devices, bedside administration systems, methods, and machine-readable mediums are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham Ross
  • Patent number: 8530231
    Abstract: A vacuum blood collection tube (100) comprises a bottomed tube (101) composed of a low temperature resistant material that is less susceptible to low temperature fracture when cryopreserved at ultra-low temperature, a stopper (102) having a needle piercing portion (113) composed of a rubber material that can be pierced with a blood collection needle (110), and a cryopreservation cap (103) composed of the low temperature resistant material. Before blood collection, the stopper (102) is attached to the bottomed tube (101) to maintain the reduced pressure state inside the bottomed tube (101). Thus, blood collection by a vacuum blood collection method is possible. After blood collection, the cryopreservation cap (103) is attached to the bottomed tube (101), so that the liquid tight state of the bottomed tube (101) is maintained, and cryopreservation at ultra-low temperature as it is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Nakae, Haruka Uesaka, Atsuhiko Minekawa, Takeshi Kurono
  • Publication number: 20130226032
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, device kits, and systems for improved quantification of mRNA from whole blood. More particularly, the devices and kites related thereto are useful for the controlled and repeatable ex vivo stimulation of whole blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicants: HITACHI CHEMICAL RESEARCH CENTER, INC., HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Mitsuhashi, Taku Murakami
  • Publication number: 20130218048
    Abstract: Sensor apparatus (1) for determining at least one biochemical function of a fluid (F) with at least one magnetoelastic capillary tube (2) through which the fluid (F) is conveyed, wherein a resonant frequency (fR) of the magnetoelastic capillary tube (2), which depends on a surface loading of the inner wall of the magnetoelastic capillary tube (2) by the fluid (F) conveyed through the tube is able to be read out in a non-contact manner for determining the biochemical function of the fluid (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventors: Oliver Hayden, Manfred Rührig
  • Publication number: 20130066234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel for withdrawing blood, the vessel containing a solution which comprises a guanidinium salt, a buffer substance, a reducing agent, and/or a detergent as components. The vessel is particularly suited for withdrawing blood which is to be analyzed with respect to nucleic acids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: PreAnalytiX GmbH
    Inventor: Elke Helftenbein
  • Publication number: 20130006148
    Abstract: A vacuum blood collection tube which includes a tubular body with a bottom having inner spaces with a prescribed capacity and a plug body which hermetically seals an open end of the tubular body to maintain the inner spaces at a prescribed reduced pressure, wherein blood is collected into the inner spaces of the tubular body by differential pressure between the blood pressure and the pressure of the inner spaces via a hollow blood collection needle one end of which is punctured into a blood vessel and the other end of which is punctured into the plug body, the inner space is divided into a plurality of inner spaces by partitioning the inner space of the tubular body, each of the inner spaces has a prescribed capacity and maintains a prescribed reduced pressure depending on a purpose of each blood test, and the blood with an amount depending on the purposes of the various blood tests is collected in each of the inner spaces through the blood collection needle punctured into the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Takahito Matumura
  • Patent number: 8308656
    Abstract: A sampling device includes a body, a needle, a sealing element and an element for feeding and removing a liquid. The needle has at least one groove located between the sealing element and the sampling end of the needle. The sampling end has a sampling hole opening out on a lateral wall of the end. The sampling device leakage problems encountered in the conventional art to be overcome while at the same time resolving the problems of placing the inside of a tube containing a product to be analyzed at atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: C2 Diagnostics
    Inventors: Henri Champseix, Serge Champseix, Jean-Pierre Milhat
  • Patent number: 8273312
    Abstract: A liquid testing assembly for testing a liquid, the assembly comprising a test vessel and a stopper adapted to fit into a free end of the vessel. The stopper substantially hermetically seals the test vessel from the ambient. Further, the assembly includes a support coated with one or more identifying materials for identifying one or more constituents of the liquid. The support is fixed in the stopper and/or the vessel and extends into its interior for a predetermined distance. The liquid testing assembly when assembled is pre-evacuated to a predetermined vacuum sufficient to draw a predetermined volume of liquid to be sampled into the test vessel. The predetermined volume is of such an amount that it wets the one or more identifying materials ensuring identification of one or more constituents present in the liquid. A kit employing the liquid testing assembly is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Association for Public Health
    Inventors: Gadi Porat, Joel Stern, Boaz Rimon, Yoram Cohen
  • Patent number: 8246552
    Abstract: A closed specimen collection system for blood samples includes a collection tube that has a shaped nozzle adapted to fit sealably into a port connected to a centrally inserted venal catheter. A protective cover for the nozzle is attached to the collection tube and has an internal, female thread that mates to a male thread on the port. A specimen container has a hollow body, a front end and a back end. The front end has an aperture sized and shaped to attach to the collection tube. The aperture is sealable after removal of the collection tube. A piston fits closely within the hollow body and is attached to an actuating rod. When the port is connected to the collection tube, the collection tube is connected to the specimen container and the actuating rod is pulled toward the back end, blood will flow into the container in a sterile condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Nastaran Minassians
  • Patent number: 8167820
    Abstract: A safety device is presented for securely stowing a double sharp-ended needle. The device comprises a tubular adapter with a longitudinally-elongated channel. A needle holder is located in the channel to move from a distal orientation, in which one needle end projects from a distal adapter opening, and a proximal orientation, in which both needle ends are enclosed within the adapter body. A top plate transitions from a distal orientation, in which the plate is distal from a proximal adapter opening, and a proximal orientation, in which the top plate obstructs the proximal adapter opening. An actuator plate is attached to the adapter body to transition from a first position where the actuator plate retains the needle holder and top plate in distal orientations, and a second position where the needle holder and top plate move to proximal orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Sakharam D. Mahurkar
  • Patent number: 8162896
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a transparent or translucent housing with a fluid inlet end, a fluid outlet end, a flashback chamber and a venting mechanism therebetween. Substantially axially aligned inlet and outlet cannulas extend from the housing and communicate with the chamber. A sealable sleeve covers the external end of the outlet cannula. Relative volumes of the cannulas, the chamber and the sleeve are selected to provide rapid reliable flashback indicative of venous entry with an internal vent plug over the outlet of the flashback chamber to inhibit leakage of blood from the needle on withdrawal from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Chee Leong Tan
  • Patent number: RE43389
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel for withdrawing blood, the vessel containing a solution which comprises a guanidinium salt, a buffer substance, a reducing agent, and/or a detergent as components. The vessel is particularly suited for withdrawing blood which is to be analyzed with respect to nucleic acids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: PreAnalytix GmbH
    Inventor: Elke Helftenbein