Having Means For Preventing Reuse Of Device Patents (Class 604/110)
  • Patent number: 11116903
    Abstract: Contemplated herein is a medication mixing device which can include a housing having therein a first chamber containing a first medicament component and a second chamber provided containing a second medicament component provided with a sealing structure selectively isolating the first chamber from the second chamber. The sealing structure can include a first sealing component having a first sealing interface and a second sealing component having a second sealing interface wherein a first compression force can be applied to the first and second sealing components causes the sealing interfaces to form a seal. The first compression force can then be configured to allow the first sealing component and the second sealing component to maintain at least one degree of freedom with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Windgap Medical, Inc
    Inventors: Adam Standley, Cole Constantineau, Christopher Stepanian, Brent Buchine, Jeffrey Thomas Chagnon
  • Patent number: 11110231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an innovative system which definitively prevents the re-use of syringes with retractable needles, allowing at the same time to fill the tank by means of a mechanical system installed inside the piston. The operation that aims at preventing the re-use of the device takes place through a mechanical system that prevents the return of the piston towards the initial position of aspiration and restricts, therefore, its action in a single direction and prevents the return of the plunger to the initial position of injection and therefore restricts its action in a single direction. Moreover a rotating mechanical transition system prevents the repositioning of the piston in the previously used position. The filling of the container, instead, takes place through the use of a system via a flexible cannula placed inside the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: P&P Patents and Technologies S.R.L.
    Inventors: Carmelo Raffaele Cartiere, Giuseppe Profiti, Rosario Valles, Pantaleo Mauro
  • Patent number: 11103645
    Abstract: A plunger rod for use in a syringe barrel for driving a bung through the syringe barrel to expel a substance therefrom, the plunger rod including: a bung fixing configured to be received within a recess of a bung and including at least one laterally extending lug including a thread engagement surface configured to engage with a point on a track portion of a thread on a sidewall of the recess, wherein the lug is further configured to cross the thread on relative rotation between the plunger rod and the bung under a force applied by a user, such that the thread engagement surface of the lug engages the point of the track portion every full rotation of the syringe plunger relative to the bung.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventor: Damian Alexander Holland
  • Patent number: 11103170
    Abstract: A safety needle device includes a housing including a passageway with a needle cannula extending therefrom. A shielding member is movable between a first position in which a puncture tip of the needle cannula is exposed therefrom and a second position in which the puncture tip of the needle cannula is encompassed therein. The shielding member is maintained in the first position against a biasing force which biases the shielding member toward the second position. A fluid and/or a temperature activation material is associated with the shielding member and is adapted to deform upon contact with a fluid medium and/or a certain temperature or temperature range. The fluid medium flowing through the needle cannula causes the fluid activation material to deform, such as through expansion, thereby releasing the shielding member from the first position and allowing a drive member to bias the shielding member toward the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Charles G. Hwang, Bradley M. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11103648
    Abstract: An injector for delivering a liquid medicament is provided. The injector comprises: a housing having an opening at a first end and a cartridge contained within the housing, wherein the cartridge comprises a first fitting mechanism which is directed outwards from the opening of the housing; a removable cap; and a needle assembly supported on the removable cap, wherein the needle assembly has a second fitting mechanism which is directed outwards from a distal end of the removable cap, the removable cap being further configured such that each of the distal end and the proximal end of the removable cap are engageable with the opening of the housing, wherein the first fitting mechanism is complementary with the second fitting mechanism such that the needle assembly is connectable to the cartridge by joining the first and second fitting mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Uwe Dasbach
  • Patent number: 11097068
    Abstract: A safety needle having a rigid outer structure within which there is a cannula holding element of being movably coupled to an injector pen for a drug is provided. The cannula holding element supports a cannula having a first extremity and a second extremity for administration of the drug. A moving protective element associated with the rigid structure, covers the second extremity of the cannula after administration, with provision being made for a deforming member capable of deforming the cannula after administration of the drug so that the second extremity of the cannula remains within the protective element. The deforming member is associated with the protective element and is capable of rotating autonomously with respect thereto after administration of the drug to deform the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SOL-MILLENNIUM SWISS R&D CENTER SA
    Inventors: Dario De Zolt, Matteo Lagana
  • Patent number: 11090443
    Abstract: A single-use cover assembly that obscures a substantial majority or an entirety of an injection needle from view before, during, and after an injection procedure. The cover assembly includes a housing and a needle sleeve that retracts and extends by sliding axially within the housing. The needle sleeve carries a locking collar that moves from a first position to a second position once the needle sleeve is fully retracted. In the first position the locking collar allows retraction of the needle sleeve from a fully extended position. In the second position, a portion of the locking collar covers a tip of the needle, thereby preventing retraction of the needle sleeve from the fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Rubinstein, Samuel Kanosky Rosenberg, Russell R. Stepke, Richard Mazursky, Todd Herlitz, Josh Harker, Mark W. Godfrey, Stephen M. Jokela
  • Patent number: 11083848
    Abstract: An I.V. flush syringe assembly includes a barrel having an inside surface defining a chamber for retaining fluid, an open proximal end and a distal end with a passageway therethrough in fluid communication with the chamber. An elongate plunger having a proximal end, a distal end and a flexible stopper is slidably positioned in fluid-tight engagement with the inside surface of the barrel for drawing fluid into and out of the chamber by movement of the stopper relative to the barrel. The barrel includes anti-reflux structure for holding said stopper in a partially deflected position after fluid has been delivered from the chamber and the stopper is being force against the distal end of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Thomas A. Alheidt, Tracy Ray Hottovy, Dustin Drake
  • Patent number: 11077259
    Abstract: A needle safety device has an outer tube within which a syringe barrel from which a cannula extends is slideably receivable. A collar in the outer tube is moveable relative thereto and rotatably attachable to the distal end of the barrel. A force member biases the outer tube in a distal direction. A cannula shield able to receive the cannula therein is in the outer tube. The cannula shield is fixedly attached to a cap removably attached to the outer tube. A track is formed in the inner surface of the outer tube. A pin extending radially outwardly from the collar slidingly engages the track. In a pre-injection position, the cannula is entirely within the outer tube. In a full-insertion position, the cannula extends beyond the outer tube. In a locked position, the cannula is irreversibly retained entirely within the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Brian Costello, Christopher Gieda, Raymond Protasiewicz, Kristofer Meehan
  • Patent number: 11071834
    Abstract: Improved apparatus for use with medication in fluid form, which is particularly beneficial for medications having a relatively high viscosity. The disclosed syringe adapter has an opening that is relatively large, as compared to a conventional needle, and thus affixing the disclosed syringe adapter to a syringe improves syringeability of higher-viscosity medications. Some embodiments feature a lateral extension that prevents inserting the syringe adapter too far into a medicine bottle, and some embodiments feature a component that assists in firmly grasping. When the disclosed syringe adapter is affixed to a pistol-grip or tab-handled syringe, the medication withdrawn into the pistol-grip syringe can be more easily administered from the syringe barrel. In some embodiments, the syringe adapter will be replaced with a needle prior to injecting the medication, while in some other embodiments, the needle is affixed to the in-place syringe adapter for the injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: James T. Doubet, Paul D. Doubet
  • Patent number: 11065394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a syringe with a retractable needle comprising a barrel (2) having a nozzle (19) integrated in a male Luer adapter element (26); a piston (3) slidably arranged in the barrel (2) and coupled to a sealing element (16), said sealing element (16) having a central channel (20); a needle assembly comprising a needle (4), a needle holder (6) and a female Luer adapter element (7); a spring assembly arranged in the piston (3) comprising a spring sleeve (12), a spring (13) mounted on the spring sleeve (12), a spring tensioning element (14) located on the spring sleeve (12) and held in position by the piston wall, and a plunger (15) mounted within the spring sleeve; and a piston cap (10); said piston (3) being coupled to the sealing element (16) by means of the spring tensioning element (14); said spring sleeve (12) being held in position within the piston (3) by a ring element (18) protruding from the inner wall of the piston (3) and supporting the proximal end of the spring sleeve (12), the sp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG INTMED MEDICAL APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kewang Tu
  • Patent number: 11058825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap for an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe having a needle extending from an end thereof. The cap is removably attachable to the body. The cap comprises an actuator and a needle shield to cover said needle. The cap further comprises a coupling between the actuator and the needle shield. The coupling is configured such that when the cap is attached to the body of an injection device axial movement of the actuator away from the body causes rotation of the needle shield relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11058828
    Abstract: A safe insulin pen needle has a structure effectively circumvents the risk of the needle head protection failure caused by the rotation of the insulin pen during the needle pulling process by some users through a first check flange on one side of a first initial fixing position matched with a first elastic clamping jaw. The safe insulin pen needle effectively circumvents the safety risk that the needle tail tends to damage the user through the needle tail protection structure and, at the same time, effectively circumvents the risk that the needle tail protector will rotate and thus the needle tail protection will fail during the separation of the insulin pen from the insulin pen needle through a second check flange on one side of a second initial fixing position matched with a second elastic clamping jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PROMISEMED HANGZHOU MEDITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chaoyu Hu
  • Patent number: 11058821
    Abstract: An injector may include a container having a wall with an interior surface and a seal assembly with an interior surface, the interior surfaces of the wall and the seal assembly defining a closed sterile reservoir filled with a drug product. The injector may also include a fluid delivery system comprising a clean, unsheathed, rigid container needle having a point disposed only partially through the seal assembly in a storage state, and disposed through the interior surface of the seal assembly into the sterile reservoir in a delivery state. Further, the injection may include an actuator that is adapted to move the container needle from the storage state to the delivery state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ronald Forster, Scott M. Nunn, Mark D. Holt, Son C. Tran, Sheldon Moberg
  • Patent number: 11058826
    Abstract: A replaceable needle assembly is provided for a retractable, prefilled syringe comprising a barrel having a mounting member and a plunger, whereby the retractable needle can be replaced by a user without affecting the retraction mechanism. The replaceable needle assembly comprises a needle fitted to a retractable needle mount and a needle retainer. The needle mount is removably, screw-threadedly mountable to the mounting member of the barrel. The needle retainer comprises a plurality of fingers that releasably engage the retractable needle to thereby prevent inadvertent retraction of the retractable needle before engagement by the plunger. The plunger comprises a plunger seal comprising an outer member and an inner member that engages the needle for spring-driven retraction. At the end of retraction, a lock is formed between the plunger and barrel to prevent re-use of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Craig Stephen Thorley, Joseph Hermes Kaal, Christopher Charles Rafferty, Ian Johnson, Eric Siu, Andrew Reade
  • Patent number: 11040184
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a kit for assembling a disposable applicator for inserting an implant, in particular a rod-like implant containing an active substance, under the skin of a human or animal, the kit comprising a first component, in turn comprising a main housing part providing a handle for grasping and maneuvering the applicator, a cannula, and a cannula holder mounted in the main housing part, the main housing part having an opening which allows introduction of an implant into the proximal end of the cannula or the cannula holder, and, a second component for closing said opening, in turn comprising a second housing part and a rod attached to or forming an integral whole with the second housing part and mountable inside the cannula or the cannula holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: MERCK SHARP & DOHME B.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Cornelis Franciscus Beelen, Martin Van Harmelen, Robertus Theodoor Maria Moormann, Maurice Petrus Wilhelmus Tak
  • Patent number: 11040151
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a body for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end and a cap that is removably attached to the body. The cap has a needle shield to cover said needle. The injection device further comprises an actuator member and a translating member. The actuator member is pivotally coupled to one of the cap or body. The translating member is connected to the actuator member and is configured such that pivotal movement of the actuator member relative to said one of the cap or body causes movement of the translating member relative to the body to urge the needle shield away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11033213
    Abstract: An injection needle includes a needle hub and a needle tube. The needle hub is connected to a safety protective cover by an elastic flip mechanism. Two symmetrically-distributed needle hub hooks are provided on a side wall of the needle hub. Two symmetrically-distributed protective cover snaps are provided in a hollow inner cavity of the safety protective cover. The two protective cover snaps cooperates with the two needle hub hooks. Protective cover snap stoppers are provided on outer sides of the two protective cover snaps. The injection needle employs the two needle hub hooks disposed on the side wall of the needle hub and cooperate with the two protective cover snaps disposed in the inner cavity of the safety protective cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BERPU MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xingguo Wang
  • Patent number: 11020537
    Abstract: A cassette for use with an injector has a housing, and a cassette identification arrangement (cassette ID) defining a code containing information about the cassette that is detectable and decipherable by an injector. The cassette may further have a sleeve movably disposed within the housing, for holding a drug container, and a locking arrangement for interlocking the sleeve with the housing. The cassette may further have an aperture in the housing, and a cassette cap for removing a needle shield of the drug container. The cassette may have an anti-bending structure to prevent bending or flexing of the cassette cap. The injector may have a processor for controlling operational parameters of the injector and a detector communicatively coupled with the processor for detesting and communicating the cassette ID to the microprocessor to decipher the code defined therein. Also, a method of injecting a drug into a patient with an injector, wherein the sequence of actions performed by the user are controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Clinton Judd, Suhas Krishna, Neal Johnston, Gordon Johnston, Giorgio Sardo, Gabriele Ganzitti, Hong Jun Yeh
  • Patent number: 11007328
    Abstract: The injection device comprises a medicine container, means for injecting medicine from the medicine container to a patient through a needle, a skin contact surface crossable by the needle and having protrusions which are pressed around the injection site when the injection device is applied on the patient's skin for the injection, the protrusions being arranged so as to reduce the pain caused by the penetration of the needle, and a sensor for detecting contact of the patient's skin with the skin contact surface, wherein a predetermined force of application of the injection device on the patient's skin is required for the sensor to detect the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARES TRADING SA
    Inventors: Eric Chanie, Mahmut Tuncer
  • Patent number: 10987167
    Abstract: In some embodiments, without limitation, the invention comprises a catheter having an elongated housing with a channel disposed therein. A laser delivery member is movable and at least partially disposed within the channel. A ramp is disposed within the housing at an angle to its central axis and proximate to its distal end. The ramp is adapted to move the distal end of the laser delivery member outwardly from the central axis of the housing. A guidewire biases the distal end of the laser delivery member generally inwardly toward the central axis of the housing. In some embodiments, without limitation, the offset of the central axis of the tip of the laser delivery member from the central axis of the housing is determined by adjusting the extent to which the laser delivery member travels on the ramp, and disposition of the laser delivery member on the guidewire maintains the offset tip substantially parallel to the central axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: THE SPECTRANETICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jacob Keeler, Melissa Brookshier
  • Patent number: 10977463
    Abstract: A reader system for reading information on at least one identification tag associated with a syringe connected to a fluid injector has a detector and a background screen spaced apart from the detector such that at least one of the at least one identification tags is positioned in an optical path between the detector and the background screen when the syringe is connected to the fluid injector. The reader system further has an illumination system configured for illuminating at least a portion of the background screen. The detector is configured for detecting and decoding the at least one identification tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Capone, Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk
  • Patent number: 10959755
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for securing an intra-osseous device within a safety device to prevent stick injuries and to guide the removal of the intra-osseous device from the bone of a patient. A body of the safety device has a cavity that receives the intra-osseous device, and the cavity guides the removal of the intra-osseous device along a straight line to prevent injury during removal. The intra-osseous device is drawn past a lock feature that secures the intra-osseous device within the body such that a needle of the intra-osseous device is contained within a cavity of the body and cannot injure the patient, staff members, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Shippert Tech, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Shippert
  • Patent number: 10952883
    Abstract: Devices and methods for preventing reperfusion injuries when an occlusion balloon is deflated. A catheter having an infusion lumen exiting the catheter distal of a stent balloon and/or occlusion balloon allows a therapeutic agent to be introduced to a target location to establish desired temperatures and pressures prior to deflation of the balloon such that negative effects of reperfusion are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CorFlow Therapeutics AG
    Inventors: Jon H. Hoem, Robert S. Schwartz, Martin T. Rothman
  • Patent number: 10946176
    Abstract: A catheter assembly may include a catheter, catheter adapter, needle, needle guard, and housing. The housing may be coupled to the needle guard and disposed within a lumen of the catheter adapter. The needle guard may include first and second resilient arms, which may include first and second curved portions, respectively. When the needle is in a ready position, the first and second curved portions may be urged by a shaft of the needle into retaining contact with an inner wall of the catheter adapter. When the needle is in the retracted position, the shaft may no longer bias the first and second resilient arms outwardly such that the retaining contact between the first and second curved portions and the catheter adapter is released, and the housing and the needle guard enclose a distal tip of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S Ray Isaacson, Bart D Peterson, Austin Jason McKinnon, Joseph Spataro
  • Patent number: 10926028
    Abstract: A sealed fluid transfer device comprised of tubing, a proximal fitting, and a distal needle assembly is provided. The needle assembly includes a needle hub secured to a needle cannula. A cantilevered actuator arm extends outwardly from the needle hub having an actuator button at its free end. The needle assembly is disposed in a barrel and can move from a distal position, where the needle is exposed, to a proximal position, where the needle is shielded. The barrel includes a septum which seals the barrel. A spring is disposed in the barrel for propelling the needle assembly to the proximal position. The barrel includes an aperture that receives the actuator button for locking the spring in a compressed condition. Depression of the actuator button enables the spring to propel the needle assembly into its proximal position. A safety mechanism prevents inadvertent depression of the actuator button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: S. Ray Isaacson, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10925694
    Abstract: Methods of selecting or designing an implant to be used in a patient are provided. A CT scan of a patient's mouth is performed. A 3D CAD model of the patient's mouth is created utilizing data generated by the CT scan. Properties of the patient's mouth are determined based upon CT scan data and assigned to the 3D CAD model. A desired location for an implant is selected. A FEA simulation is performed on the 3D CAD model to choose an implant or to design an implant that optimizes a selected variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Biomet 3I, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary B. Suttin, Bruce Berckmans, III, T. Tait Robb
  • Patent number: 10926038
    Abstract: A system for injecting includes a syringe body defining a proximal opening and a distal needle interface. The system also includes a plunger member defining a plunger interior and configured to be manually manipulated to insert a stopper member relative to the syringe body. The plunger member includes a needle retention feature disposed in the plunger interior, an energy-storage member disposed in the plunger interior, and an energy-storage member latching member disposed in the plunger interior. The system further includes a needle hub assembly coupled to the distal needle interface of the syringe body. The needle assembly includes a needle having a needle proximal end feature, a hub, and a needle latching member configured to couple the needle to the hub. The needle is retractable into plunger interior upon manipulation of the plunger member to actuate the energy-storage member latching member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Credence MedSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan E. Shluzas, Stephen H. Diaz, John F. Shanley, Jeff Tillack, Dan Thayer, Gary Steese-Bradley, Mina M. Leung
  • Patent number: 10912928
    Abstract: Needle assemblies are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needle assemblies having a tip protector with a plurality of wall surfaces for preventing contact with the needle tip from a side. Aspects of the tip protectors discussed herein include a first protector body having an arm for blocking a needle tip surrounded by a second protector body having a plurality of wall surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventor: Kevin Woehr
  • Patent number: 10912893
    Abstract: An auto-injector having a body (1) receiving a reservoir (S) and including a piston (P); a piston rod (5) movable between a primed position and an injection position in which the piston rod (5) has moved the piston (P) to inject fluid into an injection site; and a visual, audible, and/or tactile indicator device for indicating that the autoinjector may be removed from the injection site. The autoinjector includes a retarding system to delay actuating the indicator device relative to the end of injection and that includes a dashpot (16), a shear member (19) and a fluid. The dashpot or the shear member is rotatably mounted in the body and the other is stationary in rotation, the turning of one relative to the other being braked by shearing the fluid contained in the dashpot. The dashpot and shear member include projections that impede the flow of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: David Fabien, Thomas Gomez, Anthony Saussaye, Olivier His
  • Patent number: 10898636
    Abstract: A needle tip storage and removal device comprises a storage compartment having a splined socket which engages complementary splines on a needle tip collar, the storage compartment being sealed by a peelable foil. Alongside the storage compartment is a removal compartment having a drive socket of similar configuration. The device assists safe removal and disposal of a used needle prior to fitting a new needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: David Danvers Crossman, Steven Mark Guy Rolfe
  • Patent number: 10898650
    Abstract: Medical device assemblies capable of aspirating liquid into a syringe barrel or other medical devices while evacuating any air from the syringe are described. An exemplary medical device includes a syringe barrel, plunger rod and stopper assembly having an air permeable and liquid impermeable porous portion and structure for forming a vacuum within either the stopper or the plunger rod. Described is a medical device including a syringe barrel, plunger rod and stopper assembly having an air permeable and liquid impermeable porous portion and structure for forming a vacuum within chamber between the stopper and plunger rod wherein the plunger rod includes a sealing edge and is moveable relative to the stopper. Exemplary medical devices may include a vent for allowing air that permeates through the porous portion to escape to atmosphere. Methods for aspirating a syringe barrel with a liquid are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Peter Douglas, Waheed Abid
  • Patent number: 10898654
    Abstract: An injection device includes a housing; a receptacle for injection fluid; a dosing piston to press out the injection fluid; a feed part connected to the dosing piston via a first threaded connection; a slide having a thread of a second threaded connection; and, a setting part having a thread of a third threaded connection and configured to set an amount of injection fluid to be dispensed. The setting part moves in the distal direction by virtue of the third threaded connection when the amount of injection fluid to be dispensed is being set. The setting part can move in the proximal direction when the injection fluid is pressed out. A latching unit defines a latching position of the setting part and acts between the setting part and housing. Each latching position has an unequivocal rotational position of the setting part in relation to the housing assigned thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HASELMEIER AG
    Inventor: Joachim Keitel
  • Patent number: 10881811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing, a compartment inside said housing for positioning a medicament container, an injection needle arranged to said housing, being connectable to said medicament container for delivering a dose of medicament, a manually operated activation mechanism for activating said device, an actuation mechanism operably connected to said activation mechanism and arranged to, upon activation of said activation mechanism, extend said injection needle from a first position inside said housing to a second position wherein a penetration of a patient is performed, a plunger rod arranged in said housing capable of acting on said medicament container for delivering a dose of medicament through said injection needle, a driver capable of acting on said plunger rod for delivering a dose of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Eugen Koch, Cheng-Jung Yang, Laura Scholze
  • Patent number: 10869971
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a syringe for providing a safety syringe, the apparatus including a sheath (100; 300; 500) deployable for at least partially covering a needle (126) of the syringe; and a sheath actuator (102; 302; 502) for deploying the sheath by interaction with a sheath deployment mechanism (104; 304; 504); the sheath being configured to be stationary in relation to the needle until a syringe plunger (116; 316; 516) reaches a sheath release point on its inward stroke, and the sheath actuator being configured for deployment of the sheath on movement of the sheath actuator relative to the syringe plunger after the sheath release point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventor: Damian Alexander Holland
  • Patent number: 10864326
    Abstract: An automatic medication injection device including a driver (95), a retractor (190, 230) and a blocking member (180). Upon device triggering the driver is shifted proximally to move a device syringe, expel medication from the syringe0, and then to disengage itself from the syringe plunger. The driver and the blocking member have a complementary camming configuration by which the blocking member, during the driver shifting, is automatically rotated from a first rotational orientation to a second rotational orientation. The blocking member blocks retraction of the retractor when disposed in the first rotational orientation, and permits retraction of the retractor when disposed in the second rotational orientation, which retractor retraction withdraws the device syringe from an injecting position to a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Nicole Taylor Gonzalez, Gregory Alan Musselman, Lisa Jeanne Nelson, Daniel Enluo Wang
  • Patent number: 10850044
    Abstract: The invention provides a safe auto-needle device for injection, comprising: a main housing and a syringe-support receiving a disposable prefilled syringe terminating in a needle covered by a needle sheath (NS). The speed of depressing of the syringe plunger is manually controllable by a user. In a first embodiment, a locking mechanism is present, for preventing premature advancement of the needle. A second embodiment comprises an interlock, for preventing depressing of a plunger, prior to advancement of the syringe-support to a needle penetration location. Additional components include a drive mechanism; and a needle shield moveable between: a needle covered position; a partially exposed position, to a fully extended needle safe position. The invention also discloses a needle sheath (NS) remover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: DALI MEDICAL DEVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Gad Lewkonya, Ehoud Carmel, David Daily, Lior Raday, Hagay Drori
  • Patent number: 10842948
    Abstract: An auto-retractable syringe having a barrel and a plunger wherein engagement of said plunger with an otherwise immobilised needle hub allows a biasing member to push the needle hub into a cavity in the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBAL MEDISAFE HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventor: Allan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10821277
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a kit for assembling a disposable applicator for inserting an implant, in particular a rod-like implant containing an active substance, under the skin of a human or animal, the kit comprising a first component, in turn comprising a main housing part providing a handle for grasping and maneuvering the applicator, a cannula, and a cannula holder mounted in the main housing part, the main housing part having an opening which allows introduction of an implant into the proximal end of the cannula or the cannula holder, and, a second component for closing said opening, in turn comprising a second housing part and a rod attached to or forming an integral whole with the second housing part and mountable inside the cannula or the cannula holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MERCK SHARP & DOHME B.V.
    Inventors: Dennis Cornelis Franciscus Beelen, Martin Van Hermelen, Robertus Theodoor Maria Moormann, Maurice Petrus Wilhelmus Tak
  • Patent number: 10821236
    Abstract: In one aspect, a safety pen needle assembly includes a hub having an open proximal end, a needle fixed to said hub, said needle having a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end extending into said open proximal end of said hub, a shield having a distal opening and an internal thread that is engaged to said hub so as to be manually movable relative to said hub to selectively expose said distal end of said needle via proximal movement of said shield and cover said distal end of said needle via distal movement of said shield, said shield having an open distal end, and a cap that seals the distal opening of the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Amit Uday Limaye
  • Patent number: 10800597
    Abstract: A telescoping syringe suitable for use with medications and other materials is presented. The telescoping syringe includes a valve, a plunger, and a barrel. The valve further includes a barrier, an outlet(s) through the barrier, and an annular extension extending from the barrier. The plunger further includes an inlet(s) and a first side wall with a proximal wall. The barrel includes a second side wall with a distal wall at one end and an open end at another end. The plunger is extendable from and retractable into the barrel at the open end via slidable engagement between first and second walls. The valve directly contacts one end of the first wall so that an annular flange slidingly engages an annular groove. The valve and the barrel slidingly contact the plunger so as to open and to close the inlet(s) and/or the outlet(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: New Product Development Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Kolonia, Brian J. Kolonia
  • Patent number: 10799650
    Abstract: A needle assembly, comprising hub, a needle fixedly connected to said hub, an outer cover for removably receiving said hub and said needle, said outer cover covering a first end of said needle and an inner shield adapted to be connected to said hub for covering a second end of said hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Tieming Ruan
  • Patent number: 10799648
    Abstract: A passive safety needle device is disclosed having a housing, a needle hub, a needle cannula, a retractable sheath, a spring to bias the retractable sheath in a distal direction to cover the distal end of the needle cannula, a radial protrusion to cause the spring to move from the proximal spring position to the distal spring position, and a catch to secure the distal end of the spring to the distal end of the housing. The spring may bias the retractable sheath in a distal direction to cover the distal end of the needle cannula. The radial protrusion causes the spring to move from a proximal spring position to the distal spring position towards the catch located at the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Andrew Wong
  • Patent number: 10792431
    Abstract: A syringe packaging system that includes a tube and a cap for enclosing a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The tube includes a tube cut flange and the cap includes a cut skirt. With a syringe barrel contained within the tube, a syringe barrel cut flange is aligned with the tube cut flange. With the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the tube and the cap, the cut skirt of the cap surrounds the syringe barrel cut flange. In one embodiment, a film is securable to a portion of the tube and a portion of the cap to connect the tube and the cap with the pre-filled syringe enclosed within the cap and the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deustchland GmbH
    Inventors: Brigitte Duinat, Charles D. Shermer, Luc Dorelon
  • Patent number: 10792438
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a hub, needle cannula, housing, tether, retractable sleeve, locking member and spring element. The tether is movably disposed in the housing, the tether having a slot with an enlarged first guide path and a narrowed second guide path extending distally from the enlarged first guide path. The retractable sleeve is configured to move from an initial position to partially expose a distal tip of the needle cannula, a retracted position to fully exposes the needle cannula, and an extended position to fully cover the distal tip of the needle cannula. The proximal movement of one or more protrusions on the retractable sleeve, rotates the tether to move the at least one or more protrusions from the enlarged first guide path of the tether to the narrowed second guide path of the tether, this rotation activating the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10786939
    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. The cartridge is configured to be positioned between the inner tubular sleeve wall and the outer tubular sleeve wall. The apparatus also 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 push-lock pressure cap, configured to be hermetically coupled with the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle-Iv, Raul Tomuta, Chris J. Erickson
  • 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
    Assignee: MEDLINE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    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: 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