Collector Combined With Lancet Patents (Class 600/583)
  • Patent number: 10194938
    Abstract: Single use inserter system comprising a housing part and a lid part, the inserter system comprising a carrier part in an initial position in the housing and a drive unit comprising a first drive part attached to the housing, the drive unit comprising at least one spring element supported by the first drive part, wherein the drive unit is configured for moving the carrier part from a first position to a second position in relation to the housing in an insertion direction along a first axis. The inserter system comprises a transcutaneous device having a proximal surface and a distal surface, wherein the transcutaneous device is detachably attached to the carrier part, the inserter system comprising at least one transport protection element preventing movement of the carrier part in a direction along the first axis thereby supporting the carrier part in the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: UnoMedical, AS
    Inventor: Rune Frimand Byager
  • Patent number: 10161872
    Abstract: An optical measuring device including a sample placement portion for a measurement sample to be placed therein; a light source portion for emitting a measurement beam toward the measurement sample that is placed in the sample placement portion; and a detector for detecting sample information from a measurement sample that is disposed in the sample placement portion; a cover portion that is able to open and close, for accessing the interior of the sample placement portion, is formed on the sample placement portion; an optical element member for not transmitting light of at least a prescribed wavelength band within the measurement beam; and a driving mechanism that is linked mechanically with the opening and closing of the cover portion to move the optical element member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoki Sasayama
  • Patent number: 10154809
    Abstract: An electrochemical biosensor test strip device and compatible meter or processor for determining the amount of an analyte in a liquid sample received from a subject. The device may include: a substrate having a liquid sampling end and an electrical contact end; a circuit disposed in communication with the substrate; a reaction area formed at the liquid sampling end of the substrate; and a lancet having a pointed end and an opposite end, whereby the opposite end of the lancet is disposed in communication with the substrate and located at the reaction area. The device may also include an interface area that may be separate or integrated as part the reaction area (or the reaction area may be integrated with interaction area).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: Pavel Vereshchetin, Molly McElwee-Malloy
  • Patent number: 10143407
    Abstract: The application relates to a lancing device for obtaining samples of body fluid, said device comprising: a base body which is rotationally symmetrical with relation to the longitudinal axis thereof and on one longitudinal end of which a positioning surface with an exit opening is arranged; a lancet cartridge for receiving a plurality of lancets; a drive device for moving a lancet held in the lancet cartridge back and forth along the longitudinal axis; and a transport device for transporting lancets on a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The exit opening is located substantially centrally in the positioning surface and the lancet cartridge has a guide track for the lancets, in which track said lancets can be positioned in such a way that their tips can emerge from the exit opening during the movement back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Strehl
  • Patent number: 10136848
    Abstract: A device for collecting a blood sample is provided. The device includes a collection unit, at least one capillary tube, a vacuum connector, and a storage unit. The collection unit has a top window for receiving the blood sample, a top surface, and a channel communicated with the top window. The at least one capillary tube is disposed in the collection unit and has a top end adjacent to the top window of the collection unit. The vacuum connector extends from the collection unit and communicates with the channel to provide a negative pressure by removing air in the channel. The storage unit is disposed under the collection unit for storing the blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Winnoz Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Le-Chang Hsiung, Fang-Yu Lin, Jui-Shuan Wu, Li-Tseng Ou, Po-Chun Chen, Chuan Whatt Eric Ou
  • Patent number: 10105088
    Abstract: A method for producing an analytical magazine is proposed. The analytical magazine is designed to receive a plurality of analytical aids in a plurality of chambers. The method comprises the following steps: providing at least one first component of the analytical magazine, wherein the first component comprises a plurality of receptacles; providing a plurality of analytical aids, wherein the analytical aids are connected to one another and preferably oriented with respect to one another by at least one holding element; introducing the analytical aids into the receptacles; and separating the analytical aids from the holding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans List, Uwe Krämer, Wilhelm Leichner
  • Patent number: 10080517
    Abstract: A method of assembling a lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of lancet structures in a lancet sheet. The lancet sheet has a removable ledge for releasing the lancet structures. The removable ledge of the lancet sheet is flexed for releasing the lancet structures from the removable ledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Guangqun Max Chen, Chris Fruhauf, Steven N Roe
  • Patent number: 10034627
    Abstract: Lancet assemblies for puncturing the skin and creating an incision. Upon activation, the disclosed assemblies are configured to move through a firing sequence in which a puncturing instrument extends through an aperture in the device and then is retracted back into a housing of the device and cannot be re-fired. The assemblies are designed so that the aperture in contact with the incision site does not move relative to the incision site during the firing sequence. Accordingly, the tolerance of the assembly is reduced and the reliability of the incisions created by the assembly, including the depth and width of such incisions, is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Intrinsyk, LLC
    Inventors: James Keith Booker, Paul Robert Fuller, Thomas Ralph Gannon
  • Patent number: 10010699
    Abstract: Embodiment methods of treating a human or animal patient using a remotely controlled robotic catheter device inserting a handle of a catheter into a handle controller, inserting the catheter tubular portion into a resealable delivery channel forming a sterile barrier to a sled base, engaging a tip of the catheter with a sterile introducer disposed at an end of the sled base and engaged with the patient's body, positioning the catheter into the patient's body by remotely sending commands to the tele-robotic device to cause the sled member to advance toward the patient's body, and performing a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure on the patient using the catheter. Diagnostic or therapeutic procedures may include a mapping procedure, an ablation procedure, an angioplasty procedure, a drug delivery procedure; an electrophysiology procedure, a radiological procedure, and a medical device implantation or positioning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CATHETER PRECISION, INC.
    Inventors: Todd J. Cohen, Dara McMahon, Robert C. Royce
  • Patent number: 9974566
    Abstract: A hand-held device for piercing a human or animal skin, comprises a housing, a drive device, which is arranged in the housing and is suitable for repeatedly providing a feed motion. The device also comprises a piercing device, which is formed in the housing with a needle and is coupled directly or, via a coupling device, indirectly to the drive device in such a way that the feed motion provided by the drive device can be introduced onto the piercing device. There is a housing opening, relative to which the needle moves forwards and backwards during operation, and a piercing depth adjuster, which is coupled to the piercing device in such a way that the piercing depth adjuster is displaceable relative to the tip of the needle and is entrained with the needle as the needle moves forwards/backwards during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MT.DERM GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Scherkowski, Kornelius Knothe, Andreas Loth
  • Patent number: 9952168
    Abstract: Provided is an impedance measuring device for biological samples including one or a plurality of biological sample holding units configured to hold a biological sample, an applying unit configured to apply an AC voltage to a pair of electrodes in contact with the biological sample held by the biological sample holding unit, a measuring unit configured to measure an impedance of the biological sample obtained by an AC voltage being applied to the biological sample by the applying unit, and a measurement condition control unit configured to control a measuring time and/or a measuring frequency in the measuring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Marcaurele Brun, Kazumasa Sato
  • Patent number: 9943259
    Abstract: An analytical magazine is proposed, which comprises a plurality of analytical aids accommodated in chambers. The analytical magazine is arranged to be accommodated in at least two orientations in an analytical system. The analytical magazine is furthermore arranged to provide the analytical system, in the orientations, in each case with a plurality of analytical aids. At least one sampling movement can be executed by means of the analytical aids. The analytical magazine is arranged to make a remagazining of the analytical aids possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Kuhr, Hans List, Wilhelm Leichner, Uwe Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9872646
    Abstract: A method for producing a membrane ring or test strip ring for a diagnostic test device includes an elongate strip that is divided into segments by cuts running transversely to the longitudinal direction of the strip, where the cuts are made only as far as a residual width of the strip so that a material bridge remains intact between the segments adjacent to the cuts (24). The strip is closed by bringing its ends together to form a ring where the cut edges of the cuts running towards the material bridges each enclose an acute angle (?). The ring is inserted into a support structure as a membrane ring or test strip ring for the test device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Herbert Harttig
  • Patent number: 9844327
    Abstract: A kind of safety lancing device has a front cap and lancet holder with feature: the front cap and lancet holder are connected in insert-plug type, and the front cap is equipped with connecting block at connection end and the lancet holder is equipped with slot at connection end. And the slot includes slideable slot and deadlock slot. The slideable slot is located in front of deadlock slot. The latch is set at the flexible arm end of ejection pin and the latch is equipped with bayonet at the front end and equipped with latch hook at rear end; the width of slideable slot and deadlock slot is larger than that of latch; the slideable slot is equipped with a blocking shoulder at rear end and the deadlock slot is equipped with latching shoulder at front end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: STERILANCE MEDICAL (SUZHOU) INC.
    Inventor: Guoping Shi
  • Patent number: 9844331
    Abstract: A lancing device including a latch that pivots between a non-blocking position allowing a lancet carrier and a lancet to advance and retract through a first forward and reverse lancing stroke and a blocking position preventing further/excess/secondary oscillation of the lancet carrier and lancet. The pivotal latch can pivot about an axis perpendicular (e.g., for an L-shaped latch) or parallel/coaxial (e.g., for a sleeve latch) to the advancement and retraction motion of the lancet carrier and lancet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Lauren R. Pusey, Greg Lamps
  • Patent number: 9839387
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for withdrawing body fluids. The system includes a drive unit having a plunger which is moved from a resting position into a lancing position in order to carry out a lancing process and a lancing unit containing a lancet with a needle. The plunger and lancet are coupled together by a form fit in order to carry out a lancing process. The invention additionally concerns a method for temporarily extending a needle from a device for withdrawing body fluid as well as a lancing unit that can be attached to the drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fritz, Klaus-Dieter Sacherer, Hans List, Thomas Weiss, Frank Deck, Claudio Immekus
  • Patent number: 9833602
    Abstract: This invention provides novel apparatus' and methods for tattooing skin. One embodiment provides an apparatus for tattooing skin comprising a frame and a plurality of pressurized compartments for storing tattooing fluids. A user may select one or more of the pressurized compartments to dispense a chosen skin colorant contained in the compartment(s). A fluid dispenser receives the chosen skin colorant(s). The tattooing fluid(s) in the chosen pressurized compartment(s) is forced into the fluid dispenser by a pressure source in the pressurized compartment, and by a pumping mechanism coupled to the apparatus. Tattooing fluid is provided to a tattooing needle through a fluid connection coupled to the fluid dispenser and disposed at an operating end of the tattooing needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Joyce Leigh Norman
  • Patent number: 9802007
    Abstract: A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet along a path into the tissue site, and a manual switch for a user interface input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Castle, Rodney Kugizaki, Robert Englert, Thomas Shoup, Dominique M. Freeman
  • Patent number: 9797837
    Abstract: There are provided a detector and a detection method capable of detecting a biological sample with high sensitivity. A detector is provided with a microchamber array including a plurality of storage sections to be filled with a hydrophilic solvent containing a biological sample; and an image sensor in which picture elements are disposed corresponding to the storage sections, wherein the microchamber array includes a flow channel in communication with openings of the storage sections; a hydrophobic solvent supply unit arranged in continuity with the flow channel; and a through-hole which allows the hydrophilic solvent to enter and exit the flow channel, and the hydrophobic solvent supply unit flows a hydrophobic solvent into the flow channel by an externally-applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The University of Tokyo
    Inventors: Soo Hyeon Kim, Hiroyuki Noji, Ryota Iino, Jun Ohta, Takashi Tokuda, Kiyotaka Sasagawa, Toshihiko Noda
  • Patent number: 9775552
    Abstract: A lancing device includes a housing, a lancing unit capable of reciprocating relative to the housing, an elastic member for causing the lancing unit to reciprocate, and a resistance generator for applying resistance to the lancing unit in motion. The reciprocating motion of the lancing unit includes a puncture section or interval and a retreat section following the puncture section. The puncture section includes a puncture point at which a lancing element of the lancing unit can prick the skin of a human subject, for example. The resistance generator is configured to apply a greater resistance to the lancing unit in the retreat section than in the puncture section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ARKRAY, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Fukuzawa, Shinsui Murakami
  • Patent number: 9770201
    Abstract: A vacuum assisted lancing system for blood extraction can include a tubular body having a vacuum chamber, a lancing mechanism configured to removably couple with a lance, a vacuum mechanism including a piston slideably coupled within the body, a release mechanism for selectively holding the vacuum mechanism in an energized state, and an opening for allowing fluid communication between the vacuum chamber and an atmosphere surrounding the vacuum chamber. The system can include structure for selectively commencing dissipation of the vacuum and a fixed or adjustable depth controller. A method of manipulating a surface for blood extraction can include coupling the lancing system to the surface, blocking the opening, creating a vacuum, moving the lance coupler from a first position distal from the surface to a second position proximal to the surface, maintaining the vacuum for a period of time, and commencing dissipation of the vacuum by unblocking the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: Christopher A. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9763611
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lancing device (1) for obtaining bodily fluid samples, comprising a base body (3), on one longitudinal-face end (6) of which a removable cap (12) is arranged which has a positioning face (8) with an outlet opening (7), a lancet magazine (4) for receiving at least one lancet (5), which is held replaceably in the base body (3), a drive device (14) for moving a lancet (5) arranged in the lancet magazine (4) back and forth in the direction of the longitudinal axis (2), said lancet being positioned therein in such a way that the tip thereof can exit the outlet opening (7) during the movement back and forth, wherein the lancet magazine (4) has a locking element (30) and the cap (12) has an unlocking element (31) formed to engage in the locking element (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Strehl
  • Patent number: 9757062
    Abstract: A lancet device used for drawing a blood sample for testing has a lancet, a lancet holding mechanism, a lancet activation plunger, and a removable lancet cap with an opening for touching against the human body. The lancet has a needle, where the needle is movable inside the cap with the lancet activation plunger. The lancet device has positioned inside the device, a disinfectant material, disinfecting the lancet needle for each use. The disinfectant material lets the needle move or rest inside the disinfectant material disinfecting the needle between each use. The lancet needle moves through the disinfectant material when used, disinfecting the needle for each use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 9744312
    Abstract: A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet along a path into the tissue site, and a manual switch for a user interface input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Mark Castle, Rodney Kugizaki, Robert Englert, Thomas Shoup
  • Patent number: 9737253
    Abstract: A portable medical apparatus including at least a sampling assembly for providing at least one sample of a fluid in an object, a detector for determining at least one parameter of the fluid, an injector for performing at least one injection of an injection medium, and which are operable independent of each other for improved self-treatment of diseases such as diabetes. The portable medical apparatus has a single common housing for these components and a switch for changing between the sampling mode, the determining mode, and the injection mode. The apparatus also includes an actuator means for individually actuating the other components. The apparatus is an all-in-one device that facilitates the medical treatment process for patients, medical professionals or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Brighter AB
    Inventors: Antonio Fonduca, Michael Göran Erik Frantzén, Truls Jonas Ulfstand Sjöstedt
  • Patent number: 9724031
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lancet for performing an incision. The lancet has a blade for providing an incision and a trigger housed in a housing. The trigger has a first trigger arm, a second trigger arm and a flexible member connected to the second trigger arm. A resilient member may be disposed within the housing in a pre-cutting state in which it stores energy and arranged to exert a force for moving the second trigger arm and the blade from a first stowed position through a cutting position and to a second stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: CLINICAL INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Yi, Robert L. Gibb, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9717452
    Abstract: A method of controlling lancing speed of a lancing structure of a portable handheld medical diagnostic device includes providing an elongated lancet structure having a skin piercing end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin piercing end. The skin piercing end when displaced makes an incision at a skin site to produce an amount of bodily fluid from the skin site and in which the blood transport portion transports the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin site for use by a measurement system in making a physiological measurement. A spring-driven motor assembly is operatively connected to the lancet structure. The spring-driven motor assembly displaces the lancet structure toward the skin site to make the incision for producing the amount of bodily fluid and retracts the lancet structure to carry the amount of bodily fluid away from the skin cite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Chris Fruhauf, Max Chen
  • Patent number: 9687183
    Abstract: An apparatus for insertion of a medical device in the skin of a subject is provided, as well as methods of inserting medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Luis Donnay, Tuan Nguyen, Louis G. Pace, Peter G. Robinson
  • Patent number: 9668687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for storing and supplying lancets for obtaining bodily fluids, the device comprising a lancet magazine having a lancet storage unit for a plurality of needle-shaped lancets and a drive unit for carrying out a piercing process of a lancet, and there being a retraction unit which moves the lancet back from the piercing position to the rest position thereof after the piercing process is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventors: Julia Volkmuth, Michael-Martin Strehl
  • Patent number: 9662048
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gregg R. Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jan Schminke, Mark Follman, José Colucci, Jr., Raymond Yao, Robert J. McCaffrey, Victor Chan
  • Patent number: 9636060
    Abstract: Provided are dermal sensors and dermal sensor applicator sets to insert at least a portion of a dermal sensor into a dermal layer of a subject, as well as methods of making and using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jay Feldman, Hyun Cho, John Charles Mazza
  • Patent number: 9629579
    Abstract: A lancing device (1) for taking blood samples comprises a housing (2), an axially displaceable lancet holder element (32) for holding a replaceable lancet (12), and a drive unit (30) comprising at least a lancing spring element (31) for driving the axially displaceable lancet holder element (32) in a lancing direction (18). The lancing device further comprises a tensioning carriage part (26) which can be fixed in a tensioning position (36) for tensioning the lancing spring element (31). The fixable tensioning carriage part (26) is temporarily axially fixed in this tensioning position (36) by means of a latching apparatus (35) which can be latched to the axially displaceable lancet holder element (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventors: Julia Volkmuth, Andreas Eder
  • Patent number: 9615851
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering a device such as a sensor or fluid transport structure or a fluid transport structure sensor combination into, for example, mammalian skin. Such a device allows a sensor to penetrate mammalian skin without the use of an introducer device such as a needle. A device in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure includes a housing for attachment to mammalian skin including an exit port for receiving the distal end of a biosensor and an injection activation device including a mechanism for forcing the sensing device from a first position within the housing, through the exit port to a second position, with sufficiently high velocity to partially penetrate the mammalian skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: WaveForm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Neinast, Robert Bruce, W. Kenneth Ward, Richard G. Sass, Jon Fortuna
  • Patent number: 9610402
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device and an insertion mechanism are disclosed. The insertion mechanism actuates an assembly having a fluid conduit and a needle. An embodiment of the insertion mechanism includes a first sliding block, a second sliding block, a torsion spring, and a living hinge. The first block is coupled to the conduit to move the conduit in an insertion direction. The second block is coupled to the needle to move the needle in the insertion direction and in a retraction direction, wherein movement of the second block in the insertion direction pushes the first block in the insertion direction. The living hinge is coupled between the torsion spring and the second block. Rotation of the torsion spring during an insertion action actuates the living hinge to move the second block in the insertion direction and, thereafter, in the retraction direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Yavorsky, Hubert K. Yeung
  • Patent number: 9610098
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lancing device (1) for taking blood samples, having a housing (2), an axially displaceable lancet holder element (32) for holding a lancet (12), a lancing spring element for accelerating the axially displaceable lancet holder element (32) in a lancing direction (18), and a release element (13) for initiating a lancing procedure, in which the axially displaceable lancet holder element (32) is accelerated in a lancing direction (18) by the tensioned lancing spring element, wherein the lancing device (1) comprises a locking apparatus (20), which can be released by the release element (13), for locking a lancing spring element tensioning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventors: Julia Volkmuth, Andreas Eder
  • Patent number: 9554736
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an allergy detection system for use during catheterization. The allergy detection system is incorporated into specialized syringes, connectors for use with standard syringes, or can be an independent test module designed for the sole purpose of allergy detection. The detection system features a test strip, such as an immunochromatographic test strip, and a structure to couple the system to a connector, syringe, or a housing, to form an independent test module. The detection system, by way of test strips, is used to detect potential allergic reactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Teleflex Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Nisha Gupta, David T. Rowe, Rodney W. Denlinger
  • Patent number: 9526445
    Abstract: Apparatus includes: a housing, the housing having an aperture; a shaft; and plural blood sample collection members supported on the shaft. The apparatus is constructed such that different ones of the plural blood sample collection members are able to be presented at the aperture in turn. Each of the blood sample collection members may be independently rotatable about the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur
  • Patent number: 9506889
    Abstract: A biosensor manufacturing method including a sheet material forming process and a dicing process. In the sheet material forming process a sheet material with plural biosensor forming sections is formed. Each of the biosensor forming sections includes a first base plate, a second base plate stacked on the first base plate and forming a capillary between the second base plate and the leading end portion of the first base plate for sucking in sample liquid, and a hydrophilic layer formed on the second base plate at least in a region facing the capillary. In the dicing process plural biosensors are obtained by dicing the sheet material with a blade from the first base plate side at the leading end of each of the biosensor forming sections, such that the leading end of the capillary opens onto the leading end face of the first base plate and the second base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ARKRAY, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Matsuura, Shuzo Kanda
  • Patent number: 9445755
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of a sensor cartridge element include a sensor module, an electrode arrangement installed on the sensor module, and a delivery arrangement securely coupled to the sensor module. The sensor module includes an analysis cell and a skin piercing member. The electrode arrangement generates an electrical signal when exposed to a fluid sample collected in the analysis cell. The delivery arrangement includes a drug reservoir, a piston chamber, and a valve arrangement providing selective fluid communication between the drug reservoir and the piston chamber. Metering electronics and an actuator can manage collection of fluid samples and/or dispensing of drug doses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: PEPEX BIOMEDICAL, LLC
    Inventor: James L. Say
  • Patent number: 9402575
    Abstract: A safety blood lancet device includes an outer sleeve. A fixing tube fixed in the outer sleeve has a cantilever hook. A carrier is elastically inserted into the fixing tube, and in which a lancet is separably installed at a front end thereof, a rear tip which is at a rear end of the outer sleeve and connected with a rear end of the carrier so as to load the carrier by pulling the carrier toward a rear side. A female nut is separably coupled to the outer sleeve. A front tip is rotatably installed at a front end of the female nut and in which a needle of the lancet protrudes through a front end thereof when the carrier is shot. A rear end of the fixing tube is selectively inserted into a safety cap and is elastically installed toward a front side of the outer sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: GMMC INC.
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Hong, Kyoung Man Cho
  • Patent number: 9387315
    Abstract: A retainer (34) is provided for holding a microprotrusion member (44) for application of the microprotrusion member (44) to the stratum corneum with an impact applicator (10). The microprotrusion member (44) includes a plurality of microprotrusions (90) which penetrate the stratum corneum to improve transport of an agent across the stratum corneum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Alza Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph C. Trautman, Richard L. Keenan
  • Patent number: 9375174
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for measuring a property of a blood sample is shown. The apparatus comprises of a housing having an aperture; a shaft mounted inside the housing; a testing member rotatably mounted on the shaft; an actuating member coupled to the housing and configured to exert a force against the testing member; and a lancet for eliciting a blood sample fixedly coupled to and protruding substantially radially from the testing member and configured to co-rotate with the testing member. The apparatus is further configured such that the lancet is aligned with the aperture in the housing when the testing member is in a first position. The testing member is configured, in the presence of a force exerted against the testing member by the actuator member, to translate to a second position in which the lancet is in a skin penetrating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur
  • Patent number: 9295417
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering to and/or receiving fluids or other materials, such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin. Beading disruptors and/or capillaries may be used for facilitating the transport of fluids from a subject into a device. Beading disruptors may disrupt the “pooling” of bodily fluids such as blood on the surface of the skin and help influence flow in a desired way. A capillary may conduct flow of fluid in the device, e.g., to an inlet of a channel or other flow path that leads to a storage chamber. A vacuum (reduced pressure relative to ambient) may be used to receive fluid into the device, e.g., by using relatively low pressure to draw fluid into the inlet of a channel leading to a storage chamber. The vacuum source may be part of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Mark Michelman, Li Yang Chu
  • Patent number: 9295987
    Abstract: An integrated testing device and method are disclosed. The device includes an integral reservoir for a test fluid, and an actuator, so that the test fluid can be dispensed to facilitate the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: ATOMO DIAGNOSTICS PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: John Michael Kelly, Eric Siu, Alison Ruth Norcott, Christopher David Dunn, Ian Frederick Johnson, Ernesto Monis Hueso, Richard Sokolov
  • Patent number: 9289170
    Abstract: An apparatus for eliciting a blood sample is presented having a lancet for lancing a body part of a user and a cleaning member of absorbent material operable to clean a surface of the body part, the apparatus being configured such that in use the lancet is moved to lance a body part of a user and subsequently the cleaning member is moved to contact the body part of the user so as to remove blood from the surface of the body part prior to collection of the blood sample from the surface of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur
  • Patent number: 9226704
    Abstract: A device and a method are disclosed for positioning a body part (16) on an analytical device (14) for body fluids includes a flexible compression element (24) for pressing against the body part (16) while increasing the pressure and a rigid support part (26) to hold the compression element (24) on a housing (12) of the analytical device (14). The compression element (24) has an engaging member (34) for the body part (16) which can be pressed into the housing (12) such that a withdrawal region (56) of the body part (16) is exposed in the interior (18) of the housing (12) in order to remove liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Deck
  • Patent number: 9220447
    Abstract: The present application relates to an apparatus for eliciting a blood sample. The apparatus has a housing having an aperture. A shaft extends in the housing and a testing member is mounted on the shaft which rotates with the shaft. A lancing member is pivotably mounted to the testing member and a lancet protrudes from the lancing member. The lancing member is arranged to pivot relative to the testing member from a retracted position to a skin penetrating position in which the lancet extends into or through the aperture when the testing member is rotated so that the lancing member is coincident with the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross MacArthur, Elizabeth Verity Wolseley-Hext, Joseph David Cowan, Lee Thomas Smith, David John Mills
  • Patent number: 9215992
    Abstract: An apparatus including a sheath defining a distal surface for placement on a skin surface, a device support movable between a proximal and distal position, and adapted to support a medical device, a sharp support movable between a proximal position and a distal position and adapted to support a sharp for inserting the medical device under the skin surface and extending through a portion of the device support, a handle movable between a proximal position and a distal position relative to the sheath and adapted to urge the device support and the sharp support from a proximal to a distal position to insert the sharp under the skin surface, and a driver for advancing the sharp support towards the proximal position when the sharp support reaches the distal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Luis Donnay, Tuan Nguyen, Louis G Pace, Peter G Robinson
  • Patent number: 9211087
    Abstract: A self-contained hand-held test device for the single-use determination of an analyte (such as glucose) in a bodily fluid sample (for example, a whole blood sample) includes a housing with proximal and distal ends, a housing cap configured for removable attachment to the distal end of the housing, a single analytical test strip (e.g., a single electrochemical-based analytical test strip) disposed partially in the housing and extending from the distal end thereof, a meter module disposed in the housing, and a lancing module attached to the proximal end of the housing. The lancing module is configured to lance a user's target site (such as a fingertip or other suitable site) for the expression of a bodily fluid sample. In addition, the single analytical test strip has a bodily fluid sample application portion and a meter module contact portion and is operably connected to the meter module in user irreplaceable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 9198606
    Abstract: A replaceable magazine for use in an analytic test instrument a plurality of analytic aids on a carrier tape. The analytic aids can be made available in an application position of the magazine by means of the carrier tape. The magazine has a supply reel for holding regions of the carrier tape with unused analytic aids and a take-up reel for holding regions of the carrier tape with used-up analytic aids. The carrier tape can be moved in a spooling direction from the supply reel to the take-up reel. The magazine has a rewind lock of the take-up reel. The magazine has a tape release device, which is configured to make available a take-up reel tape reserve of the carrier tape on the side of the application position facing the take-up reel. The take-up reel tape reserve enables a lifting movement of an analytic aid situated in the application position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmet Konya, Hans List, Hans-Jürgen Kuhr