Having Means For Preventing Reuse Of Device Patents (Class 604/110)
  • Patent number: 11992669
    Abstract: An improved system and method for a syringe capable of reducing re-usage and limiting wasted contents. The syringe has a plunger with a plunger plug that extends beyond the barrel of the syringe when the contents are fully dispensed and prevents the plunger from being drawn backward. The plunger may also consist of a two-piece design that separates upon exceeding a predetermined force when attempting to draw the plunger backward after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Aaron Hirschmann, Robert Fesus
  • Patent number: 11992665
    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: August 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    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: 11992666
    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 In some embodiments, after the sleeve has been retracted and extended one time, a first locking member inhibits further retraction of the sleeve and a second locking member inhibits rotation of the sleeve.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 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Rubinstein, Samuel Rosenberg, Theodore Mosler, Tianhong Ouyang, David Foshee, Mark. W. Godfrey
  • Patent number: 11969562
    Abstract: A method includes disposing a lumen-defining device within a portion of a vein of a patient. A support member is inserted into a lumen of the lumen-defining device and advanced through at least a portion of the lumen of the lumen-defining device. At least a portion of the lumen-defining device is supported via the support member such that the support member limits complete occlusion of the lumen in response to a force exerted on the lumen-defining device. A volume of bodily fluid is withdrawn from the patient via the lumen-defining device when the support member is disposed in the lumen-defining device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Velano Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Funk, Pitamber Devgon
  • Patent number: 11969569
    Abstract: A microneedle cartridge according to the present disclosure includes a disk-shaped cartridge main body including a rotational force receiver configured to receive a rotational force from a microneedle applicator, a plurality of first through-holes radially disposed about the center of the cartridge main body, a plurality of microneedle bases each disposed in one of the first through-holes and having one or more microneedles disposed on a lower surface, a maintaining member configured to maintain the microneedle base inside the through-hole, and a second through-hole through which a pressing portion of the microneedle applicator passes when operating to seal the microneedle applicator, wherein the microneedle base is configured to be movable between a first position at which the microneedle base is not pressed by the pressing portion and a second position at which the microneedle base is maximally pressed by the pressing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: JUBILEE BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Kyoung Lee, Goonghyun Han
  • Patent number: 11957870
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a drug delivery device for injecting medicament which includes a tubular reservoir; a stopper slidably disposed in the reservoir; a spring for moving the stopper in the reservoir; at least one needle, the needle having a distal end for insertion into a patient, and a lumen extending proximally from the distal end, the lumen being in direct or indirect communication with the reservoir; a needle driver for displacing the needle; and an actuator. Activation of the actuator causes the spring to move the stopper and the needle driver to displace the needle. The needle moves relative to, and separately from, the reservoir with the needle being displaced. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a drug delivery device is provided wherein a needle is moved, relative to the reservoir, in being displaced for injection. This permits control of the needle displacement separate from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard A Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine, Paul Alchas
  • Patent number: 11944791
    Abstract: A multi-use drug delivery device for extended use, wherein the multi-use drug delivery device comprising a multi-use main portion (310) and a single-use flow conducting device (360) adapted for conducting drug to the subcutaneous tissue of a subject, wherein the change from a connected configuration to an unconnected configuration of the main portion and the flow conducting device is through the intermediate configuration. The intermediate configuration comprises an equalizing channel defining an equalizing flow path (304) different from an unintended flow path (303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Vera Pinto Glenting, Joern Drustrup, Jonas Kildegaard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11937733
    Abstract: A hollow cylinder (102) contains hot water for making a hot beverage, for example, coffee. The cylinder (102) has an inner wall (102a) extending along an axis (104) from an open upper end (102b) to an open lower end (102c) of the cylinder. A perforated closure (106) is releasably securable to the cylinder (102) to hold the coffee at the lower end (102c). A cap (110) carries a plunger (112) configured and arranged for sealing engagement with the inner wall (102a) of the cylinder (102). In use, the cap (110) is rotatable on the cylinder (102) about the axis (104) and is connected to the cylinder (102) by a helical formation. Rotation of the cap (110) on the cylinder (102) drives the plunger (112) towards the lower end (102c) of the cylinder (102) to press the hot water through the perforated closure (106) and the coffee held thereon and then into the vessel (118).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: BARISTA AND CO COFFEE LIMITED
    Inventor: James Gray
  • Patent number: 11938285
    Abstract: A stop-movement device is configured to be mounted to a first elongated medical assembly and a second elongated medical assembly. The stop-movement device has a body configured to stop, at least in part, relative movement between the second elongated medical assembly and the first elongated medical assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Medical Device Limited
    Inventors: Kaylie Lau, Gareth Davies, Eduardo Moriyama, Christian Balkovec
  • Patent number: 11925793
    Abstract: An apparatus for injecting a fluid includes: an injector including a cylindrical container, a coupling portion, and a peripheral section; a needle assembly including a needle and a hub defining a contact area, the coupling portion configured to be coupled with the hub; and a needle retention device including a needle-retainer portion having a finger configured to radially extend over at least a part of the contact area of the hub, a container-contact portion defining a first opening configured to be attached in a form-fitting way onto the peripheral section of the container. When the apparatus is in its operational state, the hub of the needle assembly is coupled to the coupling portion, the container-contact portion is attached to the container, and the finger of the needle-retainer portion extends over the contact area of the hub when the needle retention device is in its retaining position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Raymond Moser
  • Patent number: 11925783
    Abstract: A priming assembly for a drug delivery device includes a hub, a base connected to the hub and moveable relative to the hub between a first position and a second position, with the base defining a passageway, a cap defining an interior chamber and a passageway in fluid communication with the interior chamber, and a needle connected to the hub and positioned within the interior chamber of the cap, where the passageway of the base is in fluid communication with the passageway of the cap when the base is in the first position, and where the passageway of the base is isolated from the passageway of the cap when the base is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Christina Rabolli
  • Patent number: 11918791
    Abstract: A grip accessory for a manual injection device comprises a housing having a generally hollow body for supporting a manual injection device therein. The housing comprises a distal portion comprising a first opening into which a manual injection device can be inserted, a proximal portion comprising a second opening through which a needle of the manual injection device is extendable, the proximal portion comprising a skin contacting surface at a proximal end of the device. An intermediate portion extends between the proximal and distal portions and guide means is provided on an interior surface of the distal portion for guiding a plunger rod of an injection device during delivery of an injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: James McLusky, Nick Foley, Jimmy Mower, Ian Scrimgeour, Michael Cannamela, Peter Krulevitch, Kui Liu
  • Patent number: 11918797
    Abstract: A syringe body for a syringe for injecting a highly viscous medium has a hollow cylindrical configuration, forms a chamber configured to receive the highly viscous medium, and includes: a distal end portion; a proximal end portion having an opening through which a piston rod arrangement is insertable into the chamber; and a Luer lock connector formed at the distal end portion, the Luer lock connector having an outer cone with a further opening configured to dispense the highly viscous medium and a sleeve-shaped portion with an inner thread. The syringe body has a minimum NPO resistance of over 90 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT Pharma Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Raymond Moser, Tom van Ginneken, Sebastian Brechler
  • Patent number: 11915813
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drug compliance management method including a microneedle applicator configured to infuse a drug by means of a microneedle in the form of a wearable device, a patient terminal configured to process drug compliance information including drug infusion information received from the microneedle applicator and medication information separately input by a patient after administration, a server configured to transmit the drug compliance information received from the patient terminal, and an expert terminal configured to display drug compliance information collected from a plurality of patient terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: JUBILEE BIOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Kyoung Lee, Goonghyun Han
  • Patent number: 11904141
    Abstract: A coding system for a drug reservoir, where the drug reservoir is intended for use with a reservoir holder of a drug delivery device. The coding system includes a collar fitted around the drug reservoir. The collar includes a coding feature that is configured to pass through a corresponding coding feature provided by the reservoir holder of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Richard James Vincent Avery, Joseph Butler
  • Patent number: 11904151
    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 the injection device axial movement of the actuator away from the body causes rotation of the needle shield relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 11890458
    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: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gunn, Kurt Shimer, Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 11890459
    Abstract: A method includes protecting an entire length of a needle of a needle-based device protruding from a needle mount or a body of the needle-based device in a first state of disuse thereof based on providing a needle shield encompassing the entire protruding length of the needle, and encompassing the needle shield completely in the first state of disuse with an external cap. The method also includes providing a guide element protruding inward from an end of the external cap farthest away from the needle mount or the body of the needle-based device, internal to the external cap parallel to a length of the external cap and through the needle shield such that, in the state of disuse, the guide element at least partially envelops the needle therewithin to prevent significant lateral movement of the needle and prevents the end of the external cap from touching the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: MEDIVENA SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Moleda, Maciej Zurawicz, Robert Grzelak
  • Patent number: 11878149
    Abstract: A drug delivery device may include a housing defining a longitudinal axis and having an opening and a drug storage container including a delivery member having an insertion end configured to extend at least partially through the opening during a delivery state. The device may also include plunger moveable toward the distal end of the drug storage container to expel a drug from the drug storage container through the delivery member, the plunger including a body portion having an inner wall defining an axial chamber and an outer wall cooperating with the inner wall to define a body thickness. The device may further include a plunger biasing member disposed at least partially within the axial chamber, the plunger biasing member configured to urge the plunger toward the distal end of the drug storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Emil Finkelstein, Soren Forbech Skall, Lars Eilertsen, Matias Melander, Jan Jensen
  • Patent number: 11878158
    Abstract: The present invention relates to drug delivery systems that cannot be reloaded or reused and further include a passive safety shield system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventors: Peter A. Basile, Steven Carl Persak, Mikhail Gotliboym, Brad Britland, Stephen G. Miggels, Henry J. Mack, Oliver J. Sha
  • Patent number: 11872377
    Abstract: A syringe, comprising: a barrel, comprising a needle accommodating-cavity and a plunger accommodating-cavity; a pull-back element, accommodated in the needle accommodating-cavity, wherein a needle is mounted on the pull-back element; a plunger, disposed in the plunger accommodating-cavity and movable between pushed-in and pulled-out position, wherein a head portion of the plunger enters the cavity of the pull-back element proximate to the plunger accommodating-cavity and is engaged therein in the pushed-in position; a biasing force structure, disposed in the cavity of the pull-back element and/or the head portion of the plunger, wherein the head portion of applies a biasing force on the pull-back element through the biasing force structure, and when the head portion is moved to the pulled-out position, the biasing force structure causes the pull-back element and the needle to tilt with respect to the axis of the barrel through the biasing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG HAIOU MEDICAL APPARATUS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuoxuan Zhang, Jiangsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11865310
    Abstract: Handheld drug delivery devices for injection of a medicament into a target location are disclosed herein. The drug delivery devices of the present disclosure include drive mechanisms, needle insertion mechanisms, and fluid pathway connectors. These components may be arranged within a housing. The arrangement of these components may provide an easy to use device that is capable of delivering volumes larger than traditionally injected using syringes. Translation of a drug container of the device may cause connection of a fluid pathway from the drug container for delivery of a medicament to a target location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Andrew N. King, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 11850369
    Abstract: A catheter including a loop member adjustment mechanism for adjusting a diameter of a loop member is provided. The catheter further includes a longitudinally-extending catheter shaft including a proximal end portion and a distal end deflectable portion, wherein the distal end deflectable portion includes the loop member. The loop adjustment mechanism includes a loop member pull wire, wherein a distal end of the loop member pull wire is attached to the loop member, and a sliding member, located within the handle, wherein the sliding member is configured to translate within the handle, and wherein a proximal end of the pull wire is attached to the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett A. Hillukka, Varun Bansal, Evan Michael Leingang, Richard A. Thompson, II
  • Patent number: 11850409
    Abstract: A medical needle includes a needle portion (10) having a needle tip on a distal end, a case (30) configured to be capable of accommodating the needle portion that can be exposed from the distal end side, a movement mechanism (50) for moving the needle portion inside the case, and a movement restricting portion (37) that restricts the needle tip accommodated in the case from moving in a direction opposite to a moving direction of the needle portion. The movement restricting portion maintains the needle tip accommodated in the case such that the needle tip can come into contact with an inner face of the case to restrict the movement of the needle tip in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Yusuke Tamai
  • Patent number: 11850382
    Abstract: A method of using an integrated catheter assembly includes a housing member, an outer lumen member extending from the housing member, and a needle member slidably or movably coupled to the housing member, wherein the needle member can be extended beyond a first port of the outer lumen member in a first position and concealed in the outer lumen member in a second position. The outer lumen member has a side port between its first and second ports such that when the needle is extended in the first position and inserted into an arteriovenous fistula, blood from the arteriovenous fistula flashes into the needle member, is diverted through a relief port of the needle member out the side port of the outer lumen member for delivery to a dialysis machine. The assembly further includes an inner lumen member that is disposable through the housing member to extend out from the same the outer lumen member to provide dialyzed blood from the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: EVOLVE MEDICUS LLC
    Inventors: Mark Menefee Mettauer, Steve Lepke
  • Patent number: 11844886
    Abstract: A syringe with structural features to accomplish one-handed aspiration as well as one-handed injection. The syringe includes one or more breaking points that are configured to break at predetermined locations in response to external forces being applied thereto. To assist in accountability, identification chips and/or codes are included to allow for the traceability of the syringe to potential sources of irresponsible dispensing of medical waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: ALSAHAB MEDICAL COMPANY
    Inventor: Abdulaziz A. Alsuhaibani
  • Patent number: 11826552
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an activating mechanism for a medicament delivery device, wherein the activating mechanism includes a cartridge containing a dosage of a medicament, a cartridge carrier holding the cartridge and comprising a distal carrier section, a hollow injection needle arranged within a distal end of the cartridge carrier comprising an inner needle section targeted inside the cartridge carrier, whereby the inner needle section is spaced from the cartridge in a distal direction (D) when the medicament delivery device is in an initial position (P1), a removable needle cap to cover and seal an outer needle section of the injection needle that is targeted outside the cartridge carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 11813441
    Abstract: A reusable needle handling apparatus is described. The needle handling apparatus is configured for receiving at least a portion of a syringe assembly including at least a needle, a needle cap, and a syringe hub. The needle handling apparatus includes a first clamping mechanism having a plurality of pinch rollers. According to an aspect, the pinch rollers are configured to clamp the needle cap, and to automatically unscrew the needle from the syringe hub, so that the needle is safely and automatically removed from the syringe hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: ACHAEMENID, LLC
    Inventors: Reza Radmand, Stephen J Cole
  • Patent number: 11801375
    Abstract: A medical device comprising an access port locater configured to locate a subcutaneous access port located beneath a skin surface of a host, the access port locator including at least one annular ring having first and second opposing ends and a longitudinal access, the annular ring positionable on the skin surface of the host with the first end of the annular ring in contact with the skin surface and the longitudinal axis of the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the skin surface; at least one stabilizing flange configured to stabilize the access port locater on the skin surface, the stabilizing flange extending outward from the annular ring substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal access of the annular ring; and at least one need needle guard configured to shield a hand of a user of the access port locator when the hand is positioned on the stabilizing flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: PRIMO MEDICAL GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Patisteas, Steven J. Tallarida, John M. Butziger
  • Patent number: 11801681
    Abstract: A dispensable substance container may include a printing substance dispensing nozzle including a first material. The dispensable substance container an elongate body, including a wall, including a second material encompassing a cavity to contain a dispensable substance, and an attachment portion to attach the elongate body to the printing substance dispensing nozzle; and a structurally compromised portion of the elongate body extending along a length of the elongate body, wherein the elongate body and the attachment portion are to be severed along the structurally compromised portion by a pushrod moveable through the cavity to expel the dispensable substance out the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Luke, Mathew Lavigne, Sean Daniel FitzGerald
  • Patent number: 11793943
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a needle arrangement for a drug delivery device. The needle arrangement includes a distal needle tip and a proximal needle tip. The distal needle tip is held in a distal needle holder and wherein the proximal needle tip is held in a proximal needle holder. The distal needle tip and the proximal needle tip are in fluid communication with each other through a fluid channel. The fluid channel is adapted to allow axial movement of the distal needle tip and relative to the proximal needle tip between a compact state and an extended state. A length of the needle arrangement over the distal needle tip and the proximal needle tip in the extended state is greater than in the compact state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Wendland
  • Patent number: 11793987
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical dispenser including a cover and a tip cap removably disposed therein. A flexible retaining member including a plurality of flexible fingers is/are angularly positioned within the cover in both a retaining relation and a blocking position, which respectively restrict removal of the tip cap from the cover and a reinsertion of the tip cap, back into the cover, subsequent to its removal. Structurally distinguishable but similarly operable embodiments include the plurality of flexible fingers connected to and extending angularly outward from an interior of the cover or connected to an exterior of the tip cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Patrick Vitello, Alexander Ollmann
  • Patent number: 11786668
    Abstract: A wearable drug delivery device that can deliver a liquid drug stored in a container to a patient is provided. The container can be a prefilled cartridge that can be loaded into the drug delivery device by the patient or that can be preloaded within the drug delivery device when provided to the patient. A sealed end of the container is pierced to couple the stored liquid drug to a needle conduit that is coupled to a needle insertion component that provides access to the patient. A drive system of the drug delivery device can expel the liquid drug from the cartridge to the patient through the needle conduit. The drive system can include a spring coupled to a plurality of force transfer elements. The force transfer elements can have a variety of shapes and configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Nazzaro, Ian McLaughlin, Jeff Barnes, Daniel Allis
  • Patent number: 11786653
    Abstract: The invention concerns a medical device provided with an outer part or shell and an inner functional part which inner functional part comprises a combination of units. The functional combination of units normally constitutes a device comprising a part being able to penetrate the skin of a patient i.e. a subcutaneous part such as a cannula, a sensor, an insertion needle or the like. Examples of such medical devices are inserter devices and infusion devices where each device comprises an outer part and an inner functional part according to claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventors: Steffen Gyrn, Søren Thorup
  • Patent number: 11786657
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for detecting a position of a plunger (4) relative to a bung (3) in a drug cartridge (1), comprising a proximity sensor (5) located close to a distal end (6) of the plunger (4) facing the bung (3) and aligned to receive light reflected by the bung (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, Anthony Paul Morris, Stephen Francis Gilmore
  • Patent number: 11779710
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising, a housing (10, 114) having a proximal and a distal end, a delivery member connected to the housing; a medicament container (84) operably arranged within the housing; a drive mechanism (102, 108) capable of acting on the medicament container (84) for priming and for expelling a dose of medicament. The invention is characterised in that the device further comprises—an activator mechanism configured to interact with the drive mechanism, such that a first interaction between the activator mechanism and the drive mechanism causes the container to move towards the delivery member wherein the container is primed and such that a subsequent second interaction between the activator mechanism and the drive mechanism causes a dose of medicament to be expelled through the delivery member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Antonio Bendek, Mattias Daniel, Sebastian Karlsson
  • Patent number: 11771878
    Abstract: A microneedle injection and infusion apparatus, and a method of using same. The apparatus can include a housing, a microneedle array holder for holding a microneedle array, and a shuttle that holds a cartridge (e.g., that contains an active agent). The microneedle array holder can be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. The shuttle can be movable between a first position in which the cartridge is not in fluid communication with a fluid path and a second position in which the cartridge is in fluid communication with the fluid path. The apparatus can further include an actuator movable between a first position and a second position. The method can include moving the actuator to its second position to allow the shuttle to move toward its second position, wherein movement of the shuttle toward its second position allows the microneedle array holder to move to its extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Kindeva Drug Delivery L.P.
    Inventors: Scott A. Burton, Chin-Yee Ng, Michael J. Frits, Richard R. Mathias
  • Patent number: 11752270
    Abstract: A syringe with plunger reaction pressure reduction structure is proposed. The syringe includes: a barrel including a finger grip at a rear end thereof and a Luer-lock connector in which a thread portion is formed on an inner surface outside a tapered tube of a front discharge end thereof; a plunger rod configured to be inserted in an inside of the barrel and including a push end at a rear end thereof; a plunger coupled to a front end of the plunger rod; and a needle hub configured to be screwed with the Luer-lock connector and including an injection needle mounted to a front end thereof. The syringe is configured to have a three-step structure at the plunger in which intervals between steps are gradually shortened, so that the reaction pressure applied to the plunger is distributed and the injection is easily performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: POONGLIM PHARMATECH INC.
    Inventors: Hee Min Cho, Mi Heui Cho, Jong Deok Yun, Jae Cheon Kim
  • Patent number: 11752273
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device (1), comprising a body (2), a container carrier (7) for retaining a medicament container within the body (2) and being slidably disposed in the body (2), a sleeve (6) slidably coupled to body (2), and a piston rod (11) coupled to the body (2) and the container carrier (7). The piston rod (11) and the container carrier (7) provide a feedback as 10 the container carrier (7) moves from a first position (P1) to a second position (P2) relative to the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Huthmacher, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 11744940
    Abstract: A drug delivery device (1) comprising a delivery unit (2) receiving a drug cartridge (3) containing a drug to be administered to a patient in need thereof, the delivery unit comprising a subcutaneous delivery mechanism (7) including a needle (24), a needle support (8) to which the needle is mounted, and a needle actuation mechanism (9) configured to move the needle from a retracted position within a housing (5) of the delivery unit (2), to an extended delivery position where the needle projects through a base wall (14) of the housing. The needle actuation mechanism comprises a rotary actuator (10) configured to engage an engagement lever (11) coupled to the needle support (8) for translating the needle support between retracted and extended delivery positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: SENSILE MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Oliver Wieser, Maximilian Marhöfer
  • Patent number: 11707579
    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 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: James T. Doubet, Paul D. Doubet
  • Patent number: 11679233
    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: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Medline Industries, LP
    Inventors: Dante A. Tisci, David S. Noskowicz
  • Patent number: 11679177
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions, methods, and delivery devices for inhibiting bleeding are disclosed. The method includes applying a dried material topically to a wound site, where the material may include a cross-linked biologically compatible polymer which forms a hydrogel when exposed to blood and where the material may not include an active agent such as thrombin. A spring-loaded delivery device as described herein may be used to apply the dried material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: John Barry, Paul Sanders, Rahul Singh, Krishnakumarsinh H. Parmar, Ben Ko, Stephanie Klunk
  • Patent number: 11678929
    Abstract: An assembly for performing an electrosurgical procedure. A cannula includes a cannula hub defining a middle bore having a smaller diameter than a proximal bore. An electrode includes an electrode head having an outer diameter smaller than the proximal bore and greater than the middle bore. A syringe includes a syringe head having a length sufficient to extend past the proximal bore, and an outer diameter sized to engage the middle bore to form an annular seal at an interface between the syringe and the cannula. A step may define a transition surface between the proximal bore and the middle bore, and at least one notch may be within the step to maintain fluid communication between the middle bore and the proximal bore when the electrode head is engaging the step. The cannula head may include first and second locking features configured to engage the syringe and electrode, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: David R. Boboltz
  • Patent number: 11672912
    Abstract: A cartridge holder assembly is provided, comprising an enclosed cartridge, a distal portion and a proximal portion. The enclosed cartridge defines a longitudinal axis and comprises a generally cylindrical main portion, a distal outlet portion having a neck portion with a circumferential shoulder portion, and a proximal portion having an opening surrounded by a circumferential rim. The distal portion comprises a distal support structure engaging the cartridge neck portion and being adapted to support the cartridge against movement in the distal direction, and the proximal portion comprises a proximal support structure engaging the cartridge circumferential rim and being adapted to support the cartridge against movement in the proximal direction. The proximal support structure is essentially non-deformed, and the distal support structure engaging the cartridge neck portion is plastically deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Brian Oestergaard
  • Patent number: 11660423
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter adapter having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending therebetween. The system may include a catheter tube extending distally from the catheter adapter. The system may include an extension tube coupled to the proximal end of the catheter adapter. The extension tube may be extendable. The system may include a locking mechanism coupled to the extension tube and removably coupled to the proximal end of the catheter adapter. The system may include a needle hub removably coupled to a proximal end of the extension tube and an introducer needle extending through the catheter tube. A proximal end of the introducer needle may be secured within the needle hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jithendra Kumar
  • Patent number: 11654248
    Abstract: A needle actuator assembly for a drug delivery system includes a needle actuator body having a guide surface, a needle shuttle having a cam surface, with the needle shuttle moveable along a vertical axis between a first position and a second position. The needle shuttle is configured to move between the first and second position through engagement between the guide surface of the needle actuator body and the cam surface of the needle shuttle. The assembly further including a needle received by the needle shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Mohammed Yassir Mahdi, Oliver Charles Gazeley, James Alexander Senior, Malcolm Stanley Boyd
  • Patent number: 11654239
    Abstract: Insulin injection syringes are disclosed that include two types of components, namely, durable components that that do not contact the fluid path and can be reused, and disposable or single-use components that contact the fluid path and are not reused. The durable components do not contact the fluid path so that sterility is not affected. Two different syringe components include a reusable outer sleeve containing scale markings for the syringe and a reusable syringe plunger are provided as durable components in embodiments of the present invention. Syringes manufactured according to the present invention can employ one or both of these durable components. Methods for making, using and packaging such syringes are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, Giridhar Shamsunder, Raghavendranath Ravindranath, Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 11638788
    Abstract: A needle guard for a manual tattooing device includes a device body and a spring-loaded plunger having a tattoo needle at one end. The plunger is mounted for translational movement within the device body by manual activation of the plunger. The device includes a locking mechanism such that, in a first position, the plunger can be translated to extend the tattoo needle outside of the device body. However, in a second position of the locking device, translational movement of the plunger is prevented, which in turn prevents the exposure of the tattoo needle outside the confines of the device body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignees: Bionix, LLC, Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
    Inventors: James Huttner, Mackenzie Eickhoff Vocke, Broc T. Giffey
  • Patent number: 11633531
    Abstract: A surgical cassette/pack usage tracker for tracking a number of uses for a cassette/pack to prohibit uses from exceeding a maximum amount. A usage tracker system engages with or scans a portion of the cassette/pack to determine the number of uses. In illustrative embodiments, an implement interacts with a film in the cassette after each use and determines remaining uses for the cassette/pack. In other embodiments, an implement interacts with a rotatable wheel that rotates with each use, the implement configured to permit the tracker to identify the number uses and determine remaining uses for the cassette/pack. When a maximum usage amount is reached, the tracker system may issue a warning, eject or reject the cassette/pack and/or disable the surgical device from further use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Edith W. Fung, Deep Mehta