Having Means For Preventing Reuse Of Device Patents (Class 604/110)
  • Patent number: 10780218
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for introducing a solid or semi-solid intraocular drug-containing implant into the anterior chamber of an eye are described. The drug-containing implant can be a rod-shaped biodegradable implant that may provide for the extended release of the drug and may be effective for treating a medical condition of the eye. The apparatus is ergonomically designed in the shape or style of a pen with tactile surfaces for easy gripping, a needle-rotation knob to permit orientation of the needle bevel in relation to the eye, and a spring-actuated mechanism for consistent deployment of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoran Novakovic, Rahul Bhagat, Shawn R. Davis, David Mucientes, Michael R. Robinson, Vaclav Vojan, Michael Strehl, Ina Michaelis, Maximilian Vogl, Jessica Kreher
  • Patent number: 10781029
    Abstract: An apparatus for depositing an extrudable substance comprises a bracket and a sleeve, comprising an inner tubular sleeve wall and an outer tubular sleeve wall. The sleeve is coupled to the bracket and is rotatable relative to the bracket. The apparatus also comprises a cartridge, comprising an inner tubular cartridge wall and an outer tubular cartridge wall, wherein the cartridge is configured to be positioned between the inner tubular sleeve wall and the outer tubular sleeve wall. The apparatus additionally comprises a valve, configured to be communicatively coupled with the cartridge, a nozzle, configured to be communicatively coupled with the valve, a linear actuator to control flow of the extrudable substance from the valve to the nozzle, an annular plunger, positioned between the inner tubular cartridge wall and the outer tubular cartridge wall, and a twist-lock pressure cap, configured to be hermetically coupled with the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Angelica Davancens, Martin Guirguis, Martin Lozano, Jake B. Weinmann
  • Patent number: 10780228
    Abstract: A syringe assembly may include a plunger having a stopper. A barrel may be configured to receive the plunger at an open first end. A tip cap may be removably attached to the second end and may form a chamber within the barrel between the plunger and tip cap. The chamber may be configured to contain a sterilization sensitive material. The barrel may be formed of a plastic material having a high barrier property configured to create a barrier between the sterilization sensitive material and gases produced for sterilization purposes such that the sterilization sensitive material remains unchanged during a sterilization procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kelley Kuehne, John T. Bauer, Curt Carpenter, Jessica Leginski
  • Patent number: 10780230
    Abstract: An autoinjector having a body (1) receiving a reservoir (S) containing fluid and a piston (P); a piston rod (5) movable by an injection spring (8) between a primed position and an injection position; and a visual, audible, and/or tactile indicator for indicating the autoinjector may be removed from the injection site. The autoinjector including a retarding system for delaying actuation of the indicator relative to the end of injection, and including a dashpot (16) containing a fluid, a piston (19) in the dashpot, the dashpot or the piston movable in the body during actuation of the retarding system with the other stationary relative to the body, resulting in the fluid moving out from the dashpot through a flow passage (161; 195) to brake movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: David Fabien, Thomas Gomez, Anthony Saussaye, Olivier His
  • Patent number: 10772611
    Abstract: A needle assembly for sampling fluid from a patient including a needle guard, an insertion needle, and a needle housing. The distal end of the needle guard includes a nose portion and a flexible nose extension defining a fluid collection reservoir. The proximal end of the needle guard includes a push feature. The insertion needle has a sharpened distal tip, a proximal needle end and a shaft defining a lumen extending therebetween. The needle housing is operably coupled to the proximal needle end and is slideably coupled to the needle guard. The needle housing includes a flash chamber including a wall defining a cavity. The cavity is in fluid communication with the lumen of the insertion needle and is sealed at one end by a gas permeable flash plug. The push feature selectively engages the flash plug to divert captured bodily fluids to the fluid collection reservoir for sampling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Jay T. Breindel
  • Patent number: 10765815
    Abstract: A pneumatically activated retractable-needle syringe comprising a syringe barrel, a plunger, a needle, a needle hub, a locking tip, a propellant gas release cell and a rupture mechanism is provided. The plunger has a retraction lumen defined therein for receiving the needle when the retractable-needle syringe is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: L.O.M. Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Scott E. Castanon, Ralph E. Woloschuk, Warren Marc Terry
  • Patent number: 10765814
    Abstract: The safety syringe assembly is for inserting a needle into a patient and comprises a needle hub assembly and a safety cover. The needle hub assembly includes a needle, needle hub, and hub flex unit. The needle is mounted on the front side of the needle hub while the rear side is for receiving a syringe. The safety cover houses the needle hub assembly in a first position during shipping, a second position during insertion of the needle into the patient, and in a third position after the needle has been inserted into the patient while awaiting disposal. A portion of the safety cover includes magnification enabling a user to view a dosage calibration scale, needle bevel and air bubbles. The hub flex unit assumes a first enlarged position during shipping, is compressed during insertion into the patient, and slides into a third position after usage while awaiting disposal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Ty L. Prince
  • Patent number: 10744297
    Abstract: A retractable needle catheter insertion device is provided with a cannula and a needle positioned within the cannula to assist with insertion of the cannula. After insertion of the cannula into a patient, the needle can retract into a protective sleeve that contains the needle in order to reduce the chance that a medical practitioner will be inadvertently stuck by a used needle. The needle is carried by a needle support that is slidably disposed within the sleeve. A spring biases the needle support and needle toward a retracted position, and the device also includes an activation hub that works in conjunction with the needle support to control retraction of the needle. The retraction may be activated manually by the medical practitioner or may be activated automatically. A modular system and method of manufacturing is also provided in which catheters having either manually or automatic retraction can be manufactured using common parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dante A. Tisci, David S. Noskowicz
  • Patent number: 10744272
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a needle assembly adapted to couple with a medicament delivery device including a needle having a proximal tip and a distal tip, a needle hub coupled to the needle, a body adapted to engage the needle hub, a removable needle cap adapted to cover the distal tip, and a removable sealing element. The sealing element is adapted to seal an open proximal end of a compartment of the body, including the proximal tip, in such a manner that the proximal tip is housed in a sealed environment before use of the needle. The disclosure further relates to a medicament delivery device including such a needle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10729857
    Abstract: A fluid injecting system (100) comprising an injector (A) having an injector body (10), a plunger shaft (30), a plunger assembly (20) having an inner plunger barrel (21) slidable within an outer plunger barrel (22), a fluid-cartridge (B) having a fluid (53) and a hypodermic needle (72) for injecting the fluid (53) at an injectable site. The fluid-cartridge (B) is configured to releasably engage with the injector (A). A vacuum (V) is created between the outer plunger barrel (22) and the inner plunger barrel (21) upon formation of a united plunger barrel (40). Also, forward movement of the united plunger barrel (40) transfers the fluid (53) from the fluid-cartridge (B) into the injectable site. The hypodermic needle (72) retracts within empty fluid-cartridge (B) due to release of the vacuum (V) and the injector (A) is disengaged from the fluid-cartridge (B) for reuse. Further, a fluid injecting method (300) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jai Hind Rathore, Bharati Rathore, Pratibha Rathore, Neelam Rathore, Bhuvan Chandra Rathore
  • Patent number: 10729890
    Abstract: A catheter assembly comprises a catheter (18), a needle (12) having a sharp distal tip disposed within the catheter (18), a catheter hub (14) connected to the catheter (18) having the needle (12) passing therethrough, the catheter hub (14) including a valve (38) that selectively permits or blocks a flow of fluid through the catheter (18), a valve actuator (54) that moves between a first position and a second position, and a return member (56) that returns the valve actuator (54) from the second position to the first position, and a needle protection member (176) that encloses the sharp distal tip of the needle (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weston Harding, Jon Burkholz, Huibin Liu, Ken Cluff, Lawrence Trainer, Stephen Bornhoft, Yiping Ma, Weston Whitaker, Ralph Sonderegger
  • Patent number: 10722653
    Abstract: A novel single use auto-injector for delivering a fixed amount of medicament is described. The auto-injector may include a sealed housing rotatably held in a cover. Once the auto-injector is positioned at the injection location, the user can transition the housing from a locked to an armed position. The user can then compress the sealed housing into the cover, triggering activation mechanisms that initiate the injection. A first activation mechanism engages an interlock to prevent reuse of the auto-injector. A second activation mechanism straightens and extends a curved needle to a set the exposed needle length. A third activation mechanism pierces a sealed reservoir allowing the medicament to be forced through the injection needle. Following the injection, the auto-injector expands and interlocks, retracting the needle into the auto-injector and preventing reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pirouette Medical LLC
    Inventors: Elijah Kapas, Matthew Kane, Conor Cullinane
  • Patent number: 10716899
    Abstract: An auto injector having sequential control of needle insertion and dose injection is disclosed. A syringe with a needle is movably positioned in a housing between a first position in which the needle is accommodated inside the housing and a second position in which the needle protrudes outside the housing. A plunger rod tube has at least one locking member configured to normally lock a plunger rod to the plunger rod tube. A syringe driver applies a force to the syringe to move the syringe together with plunger rod tube, plunger rod and plunger rod driver from the first position to the second position. In the second position, the locking member is unlocked and releases the plunger rod to thereby activate the plunger rod driver to advance the plunger rod in the syringe for delivering of at least one dose of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Soeren Bechmann, Flemming Madsen, Esben W. Johansen
  • Patent number: 10709847
    Abstract: A modular retractable needle assembly having a unitary propellant release structure is provided. The modular retractable needle assembly can be coupled to a suitable syringe. A modular filler needle can be provided that is engageable to the syringe. Kits comprising the modular retractable needle assembly, one or more syringes, and a modular filler needle are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: L.O.M. Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph E. Woloschuk, Scott E. Castanon, Warren Marc Terry
  • Patent number: 10702653
    Abstract: A syringe holder includes: a barrel body that holds a syringe; a holder opening; deformation promoting portions; and radial movement-restricting portions. The radial movement-restricting portions are provided close to the deformation promoting portions. Being brought into contact with first portions, the radial movement-restricting portions restrict the syringe from moving in a radial direction with respect to the barrel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Junichi Ogawa, Yoichiro Iwase, Kazunori Koiwai
  • Patent number: 10702656
    Abstract: A plunger locking assembly is provided for a syringe which has a barrel and a plunger. The barrel has a closed end with a cannula connector, an open end bounded by a peripheral lip and a barrel longitudinal axis extending between the closed end and the open end. The plunger has a plunger inner end, a plunger outer end and a plunger longitudinal axis extending between the plunger inner end and the plunger outer end. The plunger is slidably displacable within the barrel to different longitudinal lock positions and the barrel and plunger longitudinal axes are coextensive with one another. The plunger locking assembly includes a main body and a plunger locking mechanism. The main body has an inner end, an outer end and a main body longitudinal axis and is adapted to engage the plunger. The plunger locking mechanism is positioned on the main body and is adapted to lock the plunger at a fixed longitudinal lock position within the barrel to prevent further slidable displacement of the plunger into the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Black Tie Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Mary L. Pilkington, Marc Pilkington, Mariano C. Riego de Dios
  • Patent number: 10687847
    Abstract: A percutaneous access device for use in minimally invasive surgery includes an elongated body having a proximal portion and an opposing distal portion. The proximal portion has a proximal bore extending therethrough and the distal portion has a distal bore extending therethrough. The distal portion of the body is hingedly connected to the proximal portion in a first percutaneous access position and a second anchoring position. In the first percutaneous access position the distal and proximal bores are linearly aligned when a surgical instrument is inserted into both the proximal and distal bores. In the second anchoring position the distal bore is angularly displaced from the proximal bore when the surgical instrument is removed from the distal bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Axcess Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Norton, Noel D. Ischy
  • Patent number: 10682470
    Abstract: A single-use needle cover configured to obscure, protect, or hide at least a portion of a needle from view before, during, and/or after an injection and/or aspiration procedure is disclosed. In some embodiments, the cover includes a housing at least partially containing the needle and configured to couple to a syringe, wherein the housing includes an axis and a guide member. In some embodiments, a sleeve has a plurality of tracks configured to slidingly receive the guide member, wherein the sleeve is configured to retract, extend, and rotate with respect to the housing. In some embodiments, after the sleeve has been retracted and extended one time, a first locking member inhibits further retraction of the sleeve and a second locking member inhibits rotation of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Rubinstein, Samuel Rosenberg, Theodore Mosler, Tianhong Ouyang, David Foshee, Mark W. Godfrey
  • Patent number: 10682472
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for assembling a safety device and mounting the safety device on a syringe member before the syringe member is filled, said method comprising the steps of: providing a sleeve, a spring element and a mounting element; introducing the spring element into the sleeve along a mounting direction; introducing the mounting element into the sleeve along the mounting direction; obtaining the safety device; before the syringe body is filled, mounting the safety device on the syringe body by connecting the mounting element to the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH, Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Wittland, Maximilian Vogl
  • Patent number: 10682287
    Abstract: An enteral dosing control coupling comprising a cylindrical collar defining a hollow internal chamber and a lumen extension tip projecting axially into the internal chamber, the lumen extension tip defining an internal lumen extending therethrough. In example forms, the lumen extension tip is integrally formed with the cylindrical collar. In other example forms, the lumen extension tip is a separate piece and is removably engageable within the cylindrical collar. In some example forms, the present invention relates to syringes, connectors, couplings, etc. having ISO 80369-3 formatted couplings. In other example forms, the present invention relates to connectors, couplings, etc. for adapting coupling formats other than the ISO 80369-3 coupling format to the ISO 80369-3 coupling format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Davis, Aaron N. Ingram, Duane Webb, Mariann Cary
  • Patent number: 10682500
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to catheter assemblies having a tip protector, a valve, a valve opener, and optionally a needle wiper. The valve opener is disposed inside a catheter hub and is configured to be pushed by an IV set luer connector to open a valve following successful catheterization to pass fluids or other solutions through the catheter. A tip protector is incorporated to block the needle tip and prevent the same from accidental needle stick. A wiper is optionally included to wipe blood deposits from the needle when the same is retracted from the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Kevin Woehr, Michael Zerbes
  • Patent number: 10675416
    Abstract: An automatic retractable syringe comprised of a syringe inside a compressed spring loaded locking safety sheath that moves into a protective position over the needle of the syringe that is triggered by the depression of the plunger, causing the positional locking mechanism to displace from its initial position and activate a compressed spring that expands, moving the locking safety sheath into its protective position and locks the sheath, preventing further movement of the locking safety sheath. An optional fusing system acts to permanently fix the locking mechanism in place to further secure the locking safety sheath in the protective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: David Harold Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10653848
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety device for a syringe for avoiding stab wounds, said syringe having a syringe body and a piercing means arranged on the distal end of the syringe body. The safety device comprises a sleeve element that extends along an axial direction (X) and encloses at least partly the piercing means and the syringe body, and a collar element that can be arranged on a distal end region of the syringe body and locks the safety device in the axial direction (X), said collar element having at least one guide projection which engages at least one guide track of the sleeve element. The safety device is further characterized by having a cap element that can be arranged at least in sections on top of the sleeve element and by means of which the sleeve element can be locked with respect to the movement of the syringe body relative to the sleeve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH, Gerresheimer Bunde GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Wittland, Maximilian Vogl
  • Patent number: 10646663
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a safety syringe having a retractable needle shield which is capable of being retracted to expose the needle for use; being advanced to a needle shielding position; and, if desired, of being removed from the syringe with the shielded needle safely contained within the retractable needle shield via a frangible segment between the syringe barrel and the needle/needle shield components. The disclosure further pertains to a method of using the safety syringe having a retractable needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ultimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Erickson, James J. Erickson, Thomas Sauro
  • Patent number: 10646657
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an extended finger flange that facilitate use of syringe systems. The extended finger flange increases the surface area available for an end user's fingers thereby allowing a more secure grip on the device and providing greater control during administrations of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Philip E. Dowds
  • Patent number: 10639454
    Abstract: An IV catheter system may include a catheter component with a catheter hub, a cannula extending distally from the catheter hub, and a securement platform. The securement platform may include a wing, which may extend from the catheter hub. The IV catheter system may also include a needle component with a needle hub, a needle extending distally from the needle hub along an axis, and a grip extending from the needle hub. The grip may be generally parallel to the axis and disposed on a side of the needle hub. The wing and the grip may be positioned to facilitate manipulation with a single hand to move the IV catheter system from an insertion configuration towards a fluid delivery configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, Gary Shearer, Weston F. Harding
  • Patent number: 10625057
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cannula, having an elongated tube, open on both ends, for receiving an elongated element and a movable safety clip enclosing the tube which encloses the tube end when advancing along the tube beyond one of the two ends. The safety clip and the elongated element are designed to attract or repel each other by magnetic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventor: André Weiss
  • Patent number: 10610638
    Abstract: An automatic injector for delivering a pharmaceutical substance from a reservoir of a cartridge, the cartridge interconnected to a needle at its distal end and mechanically coupled to a plunger driver at its proximal end, the injector comprising a connecting feature on the cartridge a contact surface for contacting an injection site a frame connected to the contact surface, the frame having an interference element with a distal stop, the interference element sized to slidably link to the connecting feature and allow the cartridge to slide up to the distal stop, a snap element allowing the interference element to receive the connection feature, but inhibiting disconnection of the cartridge; the frame further comprising a driver mount, for fixedly containing a plunger driver, the driver for driving a plunger to empty the reservoir of the cartridge through the needle to inject fluid from the reservoir into the injection subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu
  • Patent number: 10603448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable syringe for the prevention of reuse, and more specifically to a disposable syringe for the prevention of reuse, which can restrain a plunger from moving after a medicine has been exhausted using the pressure of the plunger, thereby fundamentally preventing the syringe from being reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Kyong Tae Chang, Man Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10595760
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a syringe needle comprises a helical portion located in between a needle tip portion and a distal portion. In another embodiment, a compliant article comprises a casing tube comprising a tube end opening located at a needle tube end of the casing tube, a distal tube opening located at a distal tube end of the casing tube, and an inner tube space; and a syringe needle that traverses the tube end opening; wherein the compliant article comprises a compliant portion that allows for a reduced insertion pressure of the syringe needle as compared to an insertion pressure of a corresponding syringe needle in an article without the compliant portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alfred J. Crosby, Shruti Rattan
  • Patent number: 10589076
    Abstract: An operation tool for a fluid injector includes an outer cylinder having a housing extending from a first open end to a second open end, and a selective transfer mechanism provided on the outer cylinder. The selective transfer mechanism moves the fluid injector from an initial position to a first protrusion position and then to a second protrusion position in the housing of the outer cylinder. When the fluid injector is at the initial position, the multi-microneedle device has microneedles retracted from the first open end and positioned inside the housing, when the fluid injector is at the first protrusion position, the microneedles are protruded out to a first distance from the first open end, and when the fluid injector is at the second protrusion position, the microneedles are protruded out to a second distance from the first open end. The second distance is shorter than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Tomoya Sumida, Yumiko Ikeda, Masaki Kono
  • Patent number: 10589036
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a housing configured to couple to a syringe, the housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a housing body. A first guide path, a second guide path and a third guide path may be disposed on the housing body. A needle hub is disposed on the proximal end of the housing and a needle cannula is attached to the needle hub. The device having a retractable sheath configured to move between an initial position, a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the housing, wherein the initial position partially exposes a distal tip of the needle cannula, the retracted position fully exposes the needle cannula, and the extended position fully covers the distal tip of the needle cannula. The retractable sheath also may have a guide element. The first, second and third guide paths are configured to slidingly receive the guide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Darrin Swanson, John Hayes, Gretchen Willard
  • Patent number: 10576205
    Abstract: It is known that fluids, for example, drugs, may be administered via a syringe. It is further known that in some instances, a second fluid must be administered following the administration of a first fluid in order to flush the first fluid. There are numerous reasons for why such flushing may be required and/or desirable. For example, flushing ensures that a patient has received the entirety of a dose of the first fluid (e.g., a drug), that the first fluid does not mix and/or react with a subsequently administered (third) fluid that may be incompatible with the first fluid, and/or that the infusion lines are clean and/or primed for a subsequent infusion, to cite a few examples. The present invention is a novel syringe design that houses the flushing solution as part of the syringe to streamline the fluid delivery (drug) and the flushing solution subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Ihab Saab
  • Patent number: 10569057
    Abstract: An integrated vascular delivery system and method of use, the system including: a frame having a catheter hub that provides a first anchoring point on the patient and receives a catheter insertable in the patient to transfer fluid at an insertion site, a stabilization hub that provides a second anchoring point on the patient, at least one lateral member extending between the catheter and stabilization hubs, and a fluidic channel. The frame operates in a folded configuration in which the hubs are coupleable and an unfolded configuration in which the anchoring points are distributed around the insertion site to anchor the frame to the patient, thereby stabilizing the catheter. In some embodiments, the system further includes a septum that helps prevent fluid leakage from the catheter hub, or a needle shield that covers the distal end of a needle used during catheter insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Tangent Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. White, Adrienne Rose Harris, Elyse White, Nathan Farrell, Ronald Dean Duis, Henry J. H. Brown
  • Patent number: 10561801
    Abstract: A shielding needle assembly is provided with a hub having a needle cannula with a puncture tip extending from a forward end thereof, and a shield member in telescoping association with the hub. A drive member biases the hub and the shield member away from each other for relative telescopic movement between a first position in which the puncture tip extends from a forward end of the shield member, and a second position in which the puncture tip is encompassed within the shield member. A pivoting lever maintains the hub and the shield member in the first position against the bias of the drive member. The lever is pivotable during contact with a patient's skin surface, thereby releasing the hub and the shield member from the first position and permitting the drive member to bias the hub and the shield member toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: C. Mark Newby
  • Patent number: 10531686
    Abstract: Disclosed is an anti-leakage liquid storage device for electronic cigarette, including a cylindrical liquid storage cup, at least two locking members arranged at an inner wall of a liquid outlet end of the liquid storage cup, a liquid percolation piece having a plurality of liquid percolation holes and having a circular edge which engages with an internal circumferential surface of the liquid outlet end of the liquid storage cup, and a filter piece with one side thereof abutting against the liquid percolation piece; wherein the other side of the filter piece abuts against an annular pressing plate, the annular pressing plate has a circular edge which engages with the internal circumferential surface of the liquid outlet end; the annular pressing plate is locked by the at least two locking members and tightly presses the filter piece and the liquid percolation piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Guangrong Lin
  • Patent number: 10525208
    Abstract: The application relates to a needle protection assembly (1) comprising: —a supporting element (18) and a needle shield (8), —one locking element (20) located within said needle protection assembly (1) and not accessible to the user, —urging means (24) for displacing said needle shield (8), —a peg (19) located on said supporting element (18) or on said needle shield (8), and a cam (9) located on said needle shield (8) or on said supporting element (18), and—said locking element (20) is not formed by said peg (19) and cam (9). The respective longitudinal axis of the needle shield (8) and of the locking element (20) are merged when said needle shield (8) is in its before use or in use positions, and they form an angle (a) when said needle shield (8) is in its after use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Frederic Perot, Laurent Barrelle, Kevin David Neale, Bruno Baney, Paul Holloway
  • Patent number: 10525212
    Abstract: A single use injector is a disposable injection device that is specifically optimized for production using the blow fill seal (BFS) manufacturing process and includes various mechanisms that render the device inoperable and facilitate its safe disposal after use. The single use injector incorporates an ampoule aseptically filled with a medication that is coupled to a hermetically sealed component system. The hermetically sealed component system incorporates various mechanisms that are actuated during the use of the injection device. The injection device is encased in a removable overtube that prevents contamination. upon removal of the overtube, the injection device is activated, by compression of a needle cap that irreversible punctures the ampoule in order to inject the medication through a needle. The injection device additionally incorporates a shield that deploys over the needle following injection of the medication into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Adar MedTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel William Thornton, Mark Christian Johnson
  • Patent number: 10518032
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to medicament delivery device including an activating mechanism, wherein the activating mechanism includes a hollow injection needle, a cartridge containing a dosage of a medicament, a cartridge carrier including at least one resilient arm for holding the cartridge, a removable needle cap for covering the injection needle, and a drive element adapted to couple with the cartridge, wherein the cartridge is retained in a position spaced apart from the injection needle in a proximal direction (P) by the at least one resilient arm when the medicament delivery device is in an initial position (P1), and wherein by removing the needle cap, the cartridge is releasable to be pushed into a distal direction (D) by the drive element with respect to the cartridge carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10507288
    Abstract: A reduced profile syringe assembly is provided that includes an overall profile that is substantially similar to a profile of a syringe barrel. The syringe assembly includes a plunger rod that is significantly disposed within the syringe barrel when filled for use, with the plunger rod adapted to be retracted from the syringe barrel during dispensing of contents of the syringe barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Flora Felsovalyi, Eric Schiller, Michael Quinn
  • Patent number: 10507291
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for automatic injection of a product into an injection site, the device comprising: a container having a displaceable piston; a tubular housing having at least a flexible part which, in a rest state, defines a first opening; a piston rod; and, an intermediate part fixed to the piston rod which defines a diameter larger than the first opening. With sufficient distal displacement of the piston rod, the intermediate part causes the at least a flexible part to deflect outwardly with further distal displacement of the piston rod causing the intermediate part to wholly pass through the first opening with the at least a flexible part returning towards the at rest state, engagement of the at least a flexible part with a surrounding element under force of movement towards the at rest state generating a sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventor: Lionel Maritan
  • Patent number: 10500368
    Abstract: A device or arrangement for a carpule for a dental syringe permits the harpoon on the distal end of the plunger rod to engage the rubber or rubber-like plug or piston of the carpule, but blocks the piston from being pulled out the open proximal end of the tubular glass body of the carpule. A preferred version has an apertured cap that fits onto the proximal end of the carpule, a retaining neck ring that fits onto the penetrable seal at the proximal end of the carpule, and a bar connecting them. The bar also serves as a grip to assist in handling the carpule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Germain Jean-Charles, Ajay Ramesh Kashi
  • Patent number: 10500383
    Abstract: A granule delivery system contains a plunger and a divided tube, wherein the divided tube has two or more partial shells which are suitable to be coupled to each other, so that a longitudinal channel is formed in the divided tube, each of the partial shells is able to move longitudinally in relation to the other, and the plunger is able to be inserted into the longitudinal channel, when the two or more partial shells are coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: JTI BIOMED CORP.
    Inventors: Jiin-Huey Chern Lin, Chien-Ping Ju
  • Patent number: 10485929
    Abstract: A liquid administration device includes: a structure that includes: a cylindrical body including a bottom part in a distal portion and an opening in a proximal portion, a needle tube positioned in the distal portion of the cylindrical body, the needle tube having a sharp needle tip at a distal end, wherein a proximal end of the needle tube is communicable with an inside of the cylindrical body, and a gasket installed in the cylindrical body, the gasket being slidable in an axial direction of the cylindrical body; an operation member configured to perform a pressing operation by pressing the gasket such that a liquid is discharged from the needle tube; a pressing mechanism configured to generate a pressing force for pressing the gasket; and a pressing force transmission inhibiting mechanism configured to inhibit transmission of the pressing force to the gasket during the pressing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Shigeaki Fuke, Masaomi Imai, Manabu Arinobe
  • Patent number: 10485935
    Abstract: A needle retraction medical device including a hollow body (10) and a plunger (20). The hollow body (10) has a first end (11) provided with a needle mounting hub (13) and a plurality of releasable latches (15) holding the needle mounting hub (13) against spring (14) bias. The latches (15) are formed integrally with the hollow body (10) and project longitudinally inside the hollow body (10) from a proximal end at or adjacent the first end (11) of the hollow body (10) to a free end. A respective opening (35) is provided in the body (10) radially inwards of each of the latches (15). The plunger (20) has a forward end insertable into the body (10) from a second end thereof, a hollow interior and a closed rear end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SAFE-T LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 10478559
    Abstract: A jet injector that includes a prefilled syringe. The syringe includes a fluid chamber that contains a medicament. The syringe also has an injection-assisting needle, and a plunger is movable within the fluid chamber. A housing is configured for allowing insertion of the needle to a penetration depth. The housing includes a retractable guard and an interference component, e.g., a lock ring, adjacent to the retractable guard that interferes with the movement of the retractable guard. An energy source is configured for biasing the plunger to produce an injecting pressure to jet inject the medicament from the fluid chamber through the needle to an injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: James W. Lannan, Julius C. Sund
  • Patent number: 10478153
    Abstract: An intravenous ultrasound (IVUS) system can include a catheter and a translation mechanism for translating the catheter. Engagement between the catheter and the translation mechanism may be detected, and the translation mechanism can be placed in a connected or disconnected mode, accordingly. When in connected mode, certain IVUS operations may be enabled when compared to disconnected mode, wherein such operations may be disabled. Thus, some embodiments may ensure proper engagement between the catheter and the translation mechanism prior to allowing certain IVUS operations to be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Arcadi Elbert
  • Patent number: 10478566
    Abstract: A Huber safety needle assembly including a body, configured to receive a needle. The body further including an upper portion having a first gripping portion coupled thereto, a lower portion having a second gripping portion coupled to thereto, and a hinge mechanism. The needle having a needle tip configured to be received in the body. The hinge mechanism is configured to operably transition the body between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The closed configuration allowing at least a portion of the needle, including the needle tip, to extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion of the body. The open configuration allowing the needle tip to be securely received within the lower portion such that it does not extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gunn, Kurt Shimer, Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 10463838
    Abstract: Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the patient and toward the patient's target tissue; detecting a change in pressure about the distal portion of the coupled probe during advancing, where the detected pressure change indicates probe positioning in a vein or artery of the patient; outputting the detected pressure change or indication of probe positioning to a visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Justin Hulvershorn, Karl Schmidt, Douglas Swartz
  • Patent number: 10463809
    Abstract: A protection device is attachable to a syringe that includes a needle. The protection device includes an inner cylinder having a cam structure with at least one protrusion; an outer cylinder that covers the inner cylinder and the needle; and a spring. The outer cylinder has a guiding path structure including at least one guiding path. The guiding path structure includes an elastic member allowing the cam structure to move; and an inner edge provided at a position in a peripheral wall of the outer cylinder different from the elastic member. The inner edge is configured to regulate movement of the cam structure by engaging with the cam structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Masafumi Takemoto