Collector Combined With Lancet Patents (Class 600/583)
  • Patent number: 11147485
    Abstract: A device for extracting a body fluid and testing a predetermined analyte or property of the fluid is provided. The device comprises a hollow needle having a channel linking a base end and a tip, a collection chamber having an input end in fluid communication with the channel, a testing chamber, a solution chamber and a flow control. The collection chamber comprises a capillary wick configured to transport at least a fraction of the body fluid away from the input end. The testing chamber comprises a testing unit including a reacting material configured to react to a predetermined analyte or property of the fluid and the solution chamber comprises a buffer solution. A flow control is also provided for a transfer of the buffer solution from the solution chamber to the collection chamber and a transfer of the body fluid from the collection chamber to the testing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Diebold, Markus Riester, Jorn Bungartz
  • Patent number: 11116430
    Abstract: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte, such as blood glucose. An inserter having a retractable introducer is provided for subcutaneously implanting the sensor in a predictable and reliable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffery V. Funderburk, Duane O. Yamasaki, Brian VanHiel, Stephen J. Flynn, Bradley D. Keleman
  • Patent number: 11103169
    Abstract: A blood sampler device includes a sampler body forming a hollow internal chamber with upper and lower openings, the sampler body including a sealing device disposed adjacent to the upper opening. The blood sampler device further includes a blood collector adapted to be inserted into the sampler body, the blood collector including a plurality of capillary channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Polymer Technology Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Pierce, Bao Phan
  • Patent number: 11076996
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a bandage wherein the bandage comprise of a first layer of protective covering, wherein the first layer is removable; a second layer of covering, wherein the second layer of covering is made of a cloth material; a third layer of covering, wherein the third layer is the top most layer of the bandage and together with the second layer forms a support pad; an injector, wherein the injector is present on the second layer of covering; a cylinder, wherein the cylinder is present in the support pad, wherein the bandage is used for delivering a medication to a localized area on a patient's body. The bandage is further used for delivering localized, painless ozone gas treatment to a patient suffering from infectious disease. The bandage is easy to carry and comes in various shapes and sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Umm-Al-Qura University
    Inventor: Mohammed Yunus
  • Patent number: 11027277
    Abstract: A device for collecting a liquid sample by capillarity includes distinct first and second elements having respective male and female parts. The male part comprises a channel having a transverse section. The female part comprises a peripheral wall that transversely delimits a cavity to house the male part. A part of the peripheral wall forms a cap to close the transverse section when the female part houses the male part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AVALUN
    Inventors: Patrick Pouteau, Vincent Poher
  • Patent number: 10960145
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for setting and dispensing a dose of a drug is presented having a support body having a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening and a centered outer indicator ring. A syringe barrel sealed by a stopper is slidably diposed therein along an axial direction and adapted to have an integrated needle or to be coupled with a needle assembly, wherein the syringe barrel is positioned within the support body. A needle shield is adapted to be coupled to one of the ends of the support body and slidably disposed thereon. An outer body is adapted to be coupled to the other end of the support body and slidably disposed thereon, wherein the outer indicator ring limits the movement of the outer body as well as of the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Verena Hofmann, Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Graham Wilson
  • Patent number: 10869625
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a sampling device and a system for collecting body fluid, comprising a metal lancing unit having a distal tip suitable for piercing skin and a capillary channel extending between the tip and a proximal section of the lancing unit for collecting body fluid; and further comprising a plastic holding unit affixed to the lancing unit for manipulating the lancing unit in order to form an incision in the skin, wherein the holding unit contains a sorbent adapted for sorption of moisture and/or volatile substances to protect the sampling device from degradation prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Wilhelm Leichner
  • Patent number: 10827964
    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: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Kurin, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, Gino Kang, David Karl Stroup, Jonas Dean Cochran, Arthur Deptala, John Detloff, Lonnie Pogue, Brian Macowski, Chad Garrett
  • Patent number: 10820848
    Abstract: An improved disposable puncture depth adjustable safety lancet includes a shell, a lancet core, a spring, and a trigger. The shell has an adjusting ring at a front end thereof to adjust a puncture depth, the adjusting ring being sleeved and clearance-fit at an outside of the trigger head. The adjusting ring and the shell are rotationally connected in a peripheral direction and are fixedly connected in an axial direction, and a rotational locating structure is formed by the adjusting ring and the shell in the peripheral direction. The adjusting ring has an inner wall equipped with a rotating step face or rotating bevel, and rotating the adjusting ring locates the adjusting ring in different locating positions. The rotating step face or rotating bevel is configured to meet the collision face of the lancet core in different axial positions, thereby changing the puncture depth of needle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Guoping Shi
  • Patent number: 10736554
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a fluid reservoir, a flow control mechanism, and an actuator. The housing defines an inner volume and has an inlet port that can be fluidically coupled to a patient and an outlet port. The fluid reservoir is disposed in the inner volume to receive and isolate a first volume of a bodily-fluid. The flow control mechanism is rotatable in the housing from a first configuration, in which a first lumen places the inlet port is in fluid communication with the fluid reservoir, and a second configuration, in which a second lumen places the inlet port in fluid communication with the outlet port. The actuator is configured to create a negative pressure in the fluid reservoir and is configured to rotate the flow control mechanism from the first configuration to the second configuration after the first volume of bodily-fluid is received in the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Magnolia Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Bullington, Richard G. Patton, Jay M. Miazga, Shan E. Gaw
  • Patent number: 10729386
    Abstract: Described here are devices, systems, and methods for analyte measurement. The analyte measurement devices and systems may be configured to produce a prompt that may convey information, instructions and/or encouragement to a user. In some variations, analyte measurement devices may be configured to change a prompt based on the replacement or addition of components of/to the device. In some instances, a prompt may be an auditory prompt and/or a visual prompt. In some variations, a system may comprise an analyte measurement device comprising a housing, a speaker, and a control unit. The housing may comprise a releasable housing portion comprising an identifier that is associated with a prompt. In some variations, a system may comprise an analyte measurement device and a skin that may releasably attach to the analyte measurement device and may comprise an identifier that is associated with a prompt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Robin S. Gaffney, Raul Escutia, Matthew M. Shemluck, Paul D. Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10724943
    Abstract: A device is proposed for detecting at least one analyte in a bodily fluid. The device comprises at least one test element with at least one two-dimensional evaluation region. The device furthermore comprises at least one spatially resolving optical detector having a plurality of pixels. The detector is designed to image at least part of the test element onto an image region. In the process, at least part of the evaluation region is imaged onto an evaluation image region. The detector is matched to the test element such that a predetermined minimum number of pixels is provided for each dimension within the evaluation image region. The pixels are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix arrangement. The matrix arrangement has pixel rows and pixel columns, wherein the pixel rows are arranged substantially parallel to a longitudinal direction of the evaluation region and/or of the evaluation image region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Petrich, Frank Weidner
  • Patent number: 10709429
    Abstract: A biopsy device handle having a biased firing mechanism activated by side and rear triggers. The firing mechanism has a longitudinally sliding deflecting portion including a post. The post is disposed within a channel and retained by a catch. The deflecting portion deflects transversely when transverse force is applied to a transverse face by the side trigger or when a longitudinal force is applied to an inclined face by the rear trigger to release the post from the catch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Argon Medical Devices Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Choi, Scott P Jarnagin, Adam Storey, Sophie Marcoux
  • Patent number: 10690618
    Abstract: Electrode arrangements for test elements, test elements and methods of determining sample sufficiency, monitoring fill time, establishing fill directions and/or confirming electrode coverage by a sample for test elements are disclosed. The test elements have an electrode-support substrate including a spacer having an edge defining a boundary of a capillary channel. The electrode-support substrate also includes a first electrode pair and a second electrode pair, wherein the first electrode pair is positioned between the second electrode pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Beaty, Harvey Buck, Erica Diebold, Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 10660556
    Abstract: A sampling element (110) for generating a sample of a body fluid is disclosed. The sampling element (110) comprises a housing (114), the housing having a chamber (122) with at least one puncture element (112) stored therein. A tip (132) of the puncture element (112) is movable through at least one puncture opening (124) of the housing (114) in order to perforate a skin portion of a user. The sampling element (110) further comprises at least one compression element (150), which is adapted to increase a pressure of the body fluid within a body tissue of the user in a region of puncturing when pressed onto the skin portion of the user. The compression element (150) is movably mounted to the housing (114). The sampling element (110) comprises at least one locking mechanism (168) for releasably locking the compression element (150) in at least two positions. The at least two positions comprise a first position (170) and a second position (172), the second position (172) being offset from the first position (170).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Hans List
  • Patent number: 10656112
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Patent number: 10646150
    Abstract: A lancing device having a domed structure that can be depressed by application of a force by a user's finger so as to expose the tip of a needle. The domed structure is configured to move from a non-depressed state to a depressed state in a manner that allows for the piercing the users finger. The domed structure may then recoil to its original, non-depressed position upon the user ceasing to apply the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Eugene Prais, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10602970
    Abstract: A glucose test device includes a casing, a carrying unit, consumables, a first push rod, a locking component, a first driving unit and a control unit. The carrying unit is disposed at the casing. The consumables are disposed in the carrying unit. The first push rod is movably disposed at the casing. The first push rod is suitable for moving to push one consumable out of the carrying unit. The locking component is movably disposed at the casing. The first driving unit is connected to the locking component. The control unit is electrically connected to the first driving unit. The control unit is suitable for controlling the first driving unit to drive the locking component to lock the first push rod as unmovable. The control unit is suitable for controlling the first driving unit to drive the locking component to release the first push rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Szu-Hsien Ho
  • Patent number: 10537357
    Abstract: An insertion device including an insertion needle holder and a drive mechanism for linearly moving the insertion needle holder in a puncturing direction. The insertion needle holder also includes at least one actuating element for actuating a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism converts a driving motion of the actuating element, which extends transversely or opposite to the puncturing direction, into a puncturing motion of the insertion needle holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Deck, Christian Hoerauf, Michael Keil, Ahmet Konya, Thomas Weiss, Oliver Kube, Karl-Peter Ebert
  • Patent number: 10525463
    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 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: John Michael Kelly, Eric Siu, Alison Ruth Norcott, Christopher David Dunn, Ian Frederick Johnson, Ernesto Monis Hueso, Richard Sokolov
  • Patent number: 10441204
    Abstract: Provided herein are methods for extracting blood from a subject's digit, such as a finger. Methods provided herein may release relatively large quantities of blood from a pierced finger. Pressure can be applied at selected locations on the subject's digit to increase blood flow released from the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Edlin, Nicholas Menchel
  • Patent number: 10349879
    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: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh
    Inventors: Frank Richter, Ross Macarthur
  • Patent number: 10325765
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for continuous or batch wise sampling of a surface for analysis of trace chemical constituents that may be present on the surface by mass spectrometry. Integration of time and place of the sampling and analysis processes allows real-time on-the-spot response to the analytical data and can take into account that material is not necessarily uniformly distributed on a surface. A further feature of the systems and methods of the invention is that the swabbing process also cleans the surface being analyzed. Accordingly, systems and methods of the invention provide an integrated approach that allows for a surface to be cleaned, sampled and analyzed in real-time, providing a faster and more efficient way to verify or validate whether a manufacturing vessel is sufficiently clean to start another production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventor: Shi Wah Choong
  • Patent number: 10307095
    Abstract: Lancet device includes a housing, a removable front cap mounted to the housing, a lancet holding member, and a trigger. A system is utilized for placing the lancet device in a trigger-set or armed position. A depth adjustment system includes a member that is at least partially rotatably mounted and that has an axis of rotation arranged substantially perpendicular to a center axis of the lancet holding member. An ejection system is utilized for at least one of preventing axial movement of the lancet holding member and removing or ejecting a lancet from the lancet holding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Schraga, Brian Schwartz, Paul R. Fuller
  • 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
    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
    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: 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
    Inventors: Lauren R. Pusey, Greg Lamps
  • 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
    Inventor: Guoping Shi
  • 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
    Inventors: Patrick Yi, Robert L. Gibb, Jr.