Having Means For Indicating Device Is Defective , Used, Or Tampered With Patents (Class 604/111)
  • Patent number: 11224688
    Abstract: A transport lock assembly for a medicament delivery device, wherein the transport lock assembly comprises a powerpack (30) having a locking member (50, 50?, 50?) configured to interact with a control member (60), which locking member (50, 50?, 50?) is movable, relative to the control member (60), from a first state in which the control member (60) is immobilized, to a second state in which the control member (60) is free to move; wherein the transport lock assembly further comprises a housing part (20) having a key member (22), such that assembly of the powerpack (30) with the housing part (20) causes the key member (22) to move the locking member (50, 50?, 50?) from the first state to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 11210611
    Abstract: A method implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by a processor includes: determining if a monitoring client is connected to a base through a physical connection; establishing a first communications link between the monitoring client and the base through the physical connection; updating, if necessary, the interface program on the monitoring client and the base through the first communications link; establishing a second communications link between the monitoring client and the base using the first communications link; and communicating data from the base to the monitoring client using the second communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John J. Biasi, Eric L. Pribyl
  • Patent number: 11202856
    Abstract: A portable medical apparatus for administering a fluid drug in doses, including a first housing including a reservoir unit with an outlet into a fluid path for conducting the drug, a second housing including a conveying unit for dispensing the drug from the reservoir unit in doses and a suitable controller for controlling the conveying unit, an adaptor including a coupling structure for receiving the first housing and the second housing and an attaching structure for extra-corporeally carrying the adaptor on a patient, wherein the conveying unit and the reservoir unit can be joined together to form an integrated mechanical and fluidic unit, and coupled to and decoupled from at least two differently configured adaptors, wherein at least one of the adaptors is configured to be directly attached to the surface of the skin and at least one of the adaptors is configured to be worn on or carried by an article of clothing or a wearing system (e.g., a belt).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Marco De Polo
  • Patent number: 11191905
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a monitoring device arranged to be operably connected to a medicament delivery device, said medicament delivery device has a manually operated movable dose activating element, said monitoring device having an electronic circuit, said electronic circuit having a light emitting element and a light sensor, wherein said light emitting element and said light sensor are positioned in relation to said dose activating element so as to detect a manual operation of said dose activating element from an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: William Cirillo
  • Patent number: 11162823
    Abstract: A portable sensor includes a probe and a housing. The probe comprises a sensing part with one or more sensing elements, while the housing is designed to secure the probe such that the sensing part extends outside the housing. The portable sensor defines a gap between the probe and a surface of the housing that is configured to receive a rim of a liquid container such that the portable sensor can slot onto a rim of a liquid container, so as to allow hand-free measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Ruch, Aaron Cox, Yuksel Temiz
  • Patent number: 11090447
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant device for holding a portion of an access port of a fluid line can include a first housing member that includes a first recess and a first stopping shelf. The device can further include a second housing member that includes a second recess and a second stopping shelf. The second housing member can couple with the first housing member such that the first and second stopping shelves cooperate to retain the portion of the access port within the device. The device can include a locking mechanism configured maintain the first and second housing members in a coupled state when engaged. The device can further include a tamper-evident indicator that, when activated, permits the first and second housing members to transition from the coupled state to a decoupled state to permit access to the access port of the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Intermountain Intellectual Asset Management, LLC
    Inventors: Bert Kamolsit Lopansri, Troy J. Orr
  • Patent number: 11045611
    Abstract: A drug delivering apparatus includes a drug container, a pre-filled syringe including a cylindrical container having a nozzle portion and an injection needle attachment portion, and a connecting tool configured to allow communication between the inside of the cylindrical container and the inside of the drug container. The connecting tool further includes a nozzle insertion portion. The pre-filled syringe further includes a cap member configured to be detachably fitted on the injection needle attachment portion, the cap member having an opening into which the nozzle insertion portion can be inserted. The injection needle attachment portion has a guiding groove in the inner periphery thereof. In the state where the cap member is fitted on the injection attachment portion, at least a part of the edge of the opening is located on the inner side relative to the bottom portion of the guiding groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teruhisa Hirobe
  • Patent number: 11040154
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure assembly for a fitting including, but not limited to, use in combination with a female fixture or an enteral fixture. A cap is connectable in flow restricting relation to the fitting and includes an indicator member removably connected to an exterior thereof. A housing is dimensioned to removably contain the cap and the connected indicator member. Subsequent to the fixture being connected to the cap, a removal thereof results in the indicator member being detached from the cap and movably disposed in a captured, detached orientation within the housing. Tampering may be evidenced by the indicator member remaining captivated within the housing which may be determined by visual observation or the generation of sound caused resulting from the housing being shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Medical Device Engineering LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vitello, Patrick J. Vitello, Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 11020538
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for bending a needle. A device for bending a needle is disposed around a needle and coupled to an injection device. A force is exerted on the needle to cause the needle to bend upon a bending trough of the device. The device includes a proximal end to interface with the injection device and a distal end having the bending trough. The bending trough is configured to improve bending and prevent breaking of the needle by providing a rounded surface upon which the needle is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TuttleNumbNow LLC
    Inventor: Gregory K. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 11013865
    Abstract: A tip cap assembly adapted to close a fluid passageway of a distally projecting tip of an injection system, said tip cap assembly including an elastomeric inner cap having a frustoconical protrusion extending proximally and having a proximal face; a rigid outer cap which is securely disposed around said elastomeric inner cap; the proximal face of the frustoconical protrusion having a diameter at least greater than the diameter of the fluid passageway of the injection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Lionel Maritan, Franck Carrel
  • Patent number: 11007118
    Abstract: A fill adapter for delivery of a medical liquid to a container has a body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a central bore extending between the distal end and the proximal end along a longitudinal axis. The central bore has an angled portion at the proximal end of the body such that a diameter of the central portion increases at the angled portion in a direction from the distal end to the proximal end. The fill adapter further has a flow controller disposed within the central bore at a distal end of the angled portion such that a gap is formed between an outer surface of the flow controller and an inner surface of the central bore. The flow controller is shaped to direct liquid flowing through the central bore to flow through the gap and along the angled portion of the central bore under a Coand? effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Cowan, James A. Dedig, Michael Spohn, Michael McDermott, Matthew McGee
  • Patent number: 10994115
    Abstract: A connector connection indicator is mounted in a Luer male connector, or in a Luer female connector, to indicate proper mating of the two Luer connectors. The connection indicator may be or include a light source, a sound producing device (e.g., buzzer), a switch, a tactile connection indicator or an electronic chip. The electronic chip may be interposed between two conductive elements that are mounted in the Luer female connector. When the two Luer connectors are properly engaged, the electronic chip is powered via two electrical terminals. While the electronic chip is powered up it communicates with an external system via two electrical terminals. The external system interprets the communication with the electronic chip as an indication to proper engagement of the two Luer connectors. Some of the connection indicators may be mounted on a circuit board that is embedded in a void in the Luer male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ORIDION MEDICAL 1987 LTD.
    Inventors: Roni Peer, Noam Erlich, Avi Finkelstein, Alon Sasson, Ori Porat
  • Patent number: 10926040
    Abstract: A syringe protecting device equipped with an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder and a spring, wherein, when the spring is released from its compressed state, the inner cylinder is moved rearward with respect to the outer cylinder so that a syringe needle is stored inside the outer cylinder, and the syringe protecting device further equipped with a releasable pre-locking mechanism for fixing the inner cylinder to the outer cylinder while maintaining the spring in the compressed state in the front-rear direction, wherein, the pre-locking mechanism fixes the inner cylinder before movement to the outer cylinder by engaging the protruding sections of the ring with the engaging sections of the through groove sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FORTE GROW MEDICAL Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10894154
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a sterile IV tube end cap including a housing attached to a panel; an end cap received in the housing and removably attached to the panel; so that when the IV-line end is attached to the end cap, the end cap cannot be removed from the IV-line end without removing the end cap from the housing. The end cap can receive the IV-line end wherein at least a portion of the IV-line end is received in the housing and the IV-line is secured to the panel so that the IV-line is supported by the panel, end cap, and/or housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Whitfield
  • Patent number: 10888672
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical device including an administering device such as, but not limited to, a prefilled syringe, includes a housing having an access opening, a stop member disposed therein and an end cap. A tip cap, attachable in a flow restricting relation to the medical device is disposed within the housing and is removably connected to a base, wherein the stop member restricts removal of the flow restrictor from the housing through the access opening. The base is disposed in a captured orientation between the stop member and the end cap. The flow restrictor is disconnected from the base when a predetermined force is applied to flow restrictor, as the housing is rotationally attached to the medical device. The flow restrictor remains attached in flow restricting relation to the medical device while being disconnected from the base until the housing is detached from the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Medical Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Vitello
  • Patent number: 10864059
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RDID tag enabled needle shield assembly that provides a sterile enclosure of an injection needle and that can be fixedly attached to a pre-filled syringe for administering an injection of medicament to a patient after removal of the needle shield assembly. The RFID tag is fixedly attached to the needle shield through co-molding or another form of permanent attachment. The present invention also relates to a method of tracking the life cycle of a medicament injection device where the RFID tag enabled needle shield assembly is attached to an injection needle that is connected to a syringe barrel that is part of an injection device. Data is written to or read from the RFID tag during the entire life cycle of the injection device, including assembly, packaging, storing, distribution and use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Markus Bauss, Thomas Dietl
  • Patent number: 10825560
    Abstract: An infusion monitoring device (IMD) for facilitating infusion pump medication treatment compliance. The IMD having at least one sensor to monitor data on a tube extending from an infusion pump. The IMD may be part of a compliance system. The IMD able to collect data and communicate data to a network for remote compliance analysis. The system provides compliance feedback to support the patient and improve compliance with the treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Berenson Consulting Group Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell Thomas Berenson
  • Patent number: 10688252
    Abstract: An injection needle assembly includes: a needle tube; a needle hub holding the needle tube; a protector movable between a first position at which a needle tip of the needle tube is covered and a second position at which the needle tip of the needle tube is exposed; a biasing member configured to bias the protector toward the needle tip of the needle tube along an axial direction; a retaining member that supports the protector such that the protector is movable along the axial direction, wherein an abutment piece of the protector abuts on the retaining member when the protector is moved to the first position; and a restriction mechanism configured such that, after the protector has moved from the first position to the second position and back to the first position, the restriction mechanism restricts the protector from moving from the first position to the second position again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 10682471
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety device for a syringe for avoiding stab wounds, said syringe to having a syringe body and a piercing means arranged on the distal end of the syringe body. The safety device comprises a sleeve element (6) that extends along an axial direction (X) and encloses at least partly the piercing means and the syringe body, said sleeve element being rotatably mounted on a distal end region of the syringe body. The safety device is characterized by comprising a contact element (7) which contacts the skin of a patient when the syringe is used, said contact element being arranged on the distal end of the sleeve element and being rotatable independent of the sleeve element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fraas, Maximilian Vogl
  • Patent number: 10569012
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing a liquid medicament, comprising: a housing (12) having at least one feeder member (100), a disposable injector (60) comprising an injection needle (65), a flexible tube (64) and an injector fluid coupling (68), wherein the injection needle (65) is in fluid communication with the fluid coupling (68) via the flexible tube (64), a disposable cartridge (70) comprising a reservoir (80) at least partially filled with the liquid medicament and comprising a cartridge fluid coupling (90) in fluid communication with the reservoir (80), wherein the injector (60) and the cartridge (70) are releasably attachable to the housing (12) and arrestable to the housing (12) in an undeployed configuration (4), in which the injector fluid coupling (68) and the cartridge fluid coupling (90) are disconnected, and wherein one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) is displaceable relative to the other one of injector (60) and cartridge (70) from the undeployed configu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Olaf Zeckai, Meinolf Werner
  • Patent number: 10537687
    Abstract: A needle protection device and a safety needle assembly are described. The needle protection device comprises a connecting portion and a protection arm rotatable relative to the connecting portion. A pair of holding members are respectively formed on a proximal end portion of the protection arm and the connecting portion and configured to engage with each other in an unretreatable manner. A pair of positioning arms are respectively formed on the proximal end portion of the protection arm and the connecting portion and formed with at least one pair of complementary snap-fitting features. The paired snap-fitting features are configured to engage each other in a separable manner. The needle protection device and the safety needle assembly not only reliably prevents medical instruments from incurring accidental needle-sticks after use and ensures such medical instruments disposable, but also exhibits a simple structure and low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SOL-MILLENNIUM MEDICAL HK LIMITED
    Inventor: Zuoqian Lin
  • Patent number: 10512727
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an activating mechanism for a medicament delivery device, comprising an outer body, a cartridge containing a dosage of a medicament and sealed with a sealing element that is arranged across an open distal end of the cartridge, a cartridge carrier adapted to hold the cartridge, a needle safety mechanism adapted to hold a double-ended hollow needle and to relatively move along a longitudinal axis with respect to the cartridge and to the outer body to cover or to expose the needle, wherein in an initial position of the medicament delivery device, the double-ended hollow needle is spaced from the cartridge in a distal direction, and wherein when the needle safety mechanism is pressed into the outer body, a proximal end of the needle pierces the sealing element. The disclosure further relates to a medicament delivery device comprising such an activating mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10426898
    Abstract: A retractable needle assembly comprises a body portion, a needle having a patient end and being movable between an operational position in which the needle extends along a longitudinal needle axis with the patient end projecting forwardly from said body portion, and a safe position in which said patient end is retracted into said body portion, a deflector element rotatable about a deflector rotary axis generally perpendicular to said needle axis to move the needle to its safe position, and a manually operated deflector lever connected to or forming part of said deflector element, the deflector lever projecting from said body portion and intersecting a plane perpendicular to the deflector rotary axis and containing the needle axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Oliver Anderson, Jack Calvert
  • Patent number: 10426901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a syringe cap having a reuse prevention structure, including a reuse prevention cover which fixes a fixed body to the front end of a syringe barrel by fusion or welding, combines a separable body with the fixed body by a screw, and entirely covers the separable body and the fixed body, wherein the reuse prevention cover includes an upper body and a lower body. The upper body and the lower body are connected to each other by a connection breakable portion, and the connection breakable portion is broken by rotating the upper body in one direction relative to the lower body such that the upper body and the separable body are separated from the lower body and the fixed body, respectively. In addition, the connection breakable portion is easily broken by the twisting of the reuse prevention cover, and by the pushing-up motion of the separable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Hee Min Cho
  • Patent number: 10384013
    Abstract: Add-on module (100) for logging the value of an expelled dose from a pen-type drug injector (200), comprising a magnetic sensor system comprising first and second sensor means (745/746) as well as a mechanical dose setting and expelling mechanism comprising a magnetic clutch element (240/740) which rotates during drug expelling. The system further comprises processor means configured to determine (i) on the basis of measured values from the first sensor means, a rotational position of the clutch element, (ii) on the basis of measured values from the second sensor means, a high-speed condition in which the rotational speed of the clutch element exceeds a given threshold level, and (iii) indicate an error state if the high-speed condition is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Nikolaj Frogner Krusell, Preben Mikael Nielsen, Jens Christian Andersen
  • Patent number: 10322242
    Abstract: The mechanism includes a body defining an axial direction, a dial that is moved for setting a dose, an indicator member coupled with the dial, and a movable window displaying a surface area of the indicator member. The indicator member is axially moved relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Simon Lewis Bilton, Michael Bainton, William Marsh, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 10293114
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device comprising: a syringe with a body from which a needle extends and an inner sheath; a piston rod comprising a piston and an actuation head, a support sheath for holding the body. It is envisaged that the support sheath and the actuation head comprise corresponding indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Anke Liewald, Frank Ricther, Caroline Stephan
  • Patent number: 10279103
    Abstract: A outer cylinder packaging for prefilled syringes includes a container having an upper face that has an upper face opening; an outer cylinder holding member that is located in the container and includes at least one outer cylinder holding opening part; at least one outer cylinder for prefilled syringe that is held by the outer cylinder holding member; and a removable sheet-shaped lid member that seals the upper face opening of the container. The outer cylinder for prefilled syringe includes: an outer cylinder main body part; a flange part; a nozzle part that is provided at a tip part of the outer cylinder main body part and has a tip opening part at its tip; and a distal cylindrical part that covers the nozzle part, has a diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the outer cylinder main body part, and passes through the outer cylinder holding opening part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okihara
  • Patent number: 10272212
    Abstract: A syringe includes a syringe outer tube including: a tubular-shaped outer tube main body, a reduced diameter section projecting from a distal end of the outer tube main body, and having a distal end opening that is configured to discharge the liquid from the outer tube main body through the reduced diameter section, and a lock adapter concentrically disposed at an outer circumferential portion of the reduced diameter section and configured to be fixed to a mating member; and a cap mounted on the syringe outer tube and including: a cap main body sealing the reduced diameter section in a liquid-tight manner, the cap main body comprising: a base portion including an opening, and a projection projecting into the opening, and a sealing member disposed in the opening, wherein the projection of the base portion contacts a distal end surface of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Okihara, Shingo Koyama
  • Patent number: 10207099
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a medical fitting including a cap, connectable in flow restricting relation to the fitting and adjustably connected to an end section having a base removably connected thereto. A primary drive assembly and a secondary drive assembly are each independently disposed in interconnecting relation between the cap and the end section. The primary and secondary drive assemblies are respectively structured to facilitate fastening and unfastening of the fitting and the cap upon oppositely directed, relative rotation between the fitting and the cap in a fastening direction and in an unfastening direction. An exterior housing may be fixedly connected to the end section and includes a hollow interior dimensioned to receive and/or retained the cap and the base therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Patrick Vitello
  • Patent number: 10195362
    Abstract: A safety needle device for a medical injector supporting a needle projecting forwardly from the front of the injector body has a tubular sleeve for a supported needle, the sleeve being slidable rearwardly with respect to the needle to expose at least the tip thereof. The sleeve has a forward end for contacting an injection site and a removable cover is engaged in sealing contact with the forward end of the sleeve. The sleeve may have an in-turned flange at its forward end defining an orifice through which the needle projects when the sleeve slides rearwardly. The removable cover may effect a seal to that flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 10149940
    Abstract: A connector which is detachably connected to a cylindrical section is prevented from unintentionally disconnecting and breaking. The connector has inner and outer cylinder members. The inner cylinder member has an engagement plate protruding from the inner peripheral surface of an inner cylinder body and engaging with a recess formed in the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical section, and also has slits arranged radially and extending from the engagement plate to a part of the inner cylinder body. The engagement between the recess and the engagement plate restricts the axial movement of the inner cylinder member relative to the cylindrical section. When the outer cylinder member is mounted on the inner cylinder member, the inner peripheral surface of the outer cylinder member is in contact with the outer peripheral surface of the inner cylinder member, and the displacement of the engagement plate in the diameter expansion direction is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Yagi, Naoaki Yasumura
  • Patent number: 10076316
    Abstract: A device for needle biopsy is provided. The device includes a handle member having proximal and distal portions. A proximal handle member is disposed to the proximal portion of the handle member and a distal handle member is disposed to the distal portion of the handle member. A sheath lumen is disposed within the handle member and extends from the distal portion of the handle member. A needle housing member is partially disposed to the proximal portion of the handle member and a needle is disposed within the sheath lumen. A plurality of protrusions are disposed upon the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: John Mugan, Brian Murphy, John O. McWeeney
  • Patent number: 10022506
    Abstract: A hypodermic injection device configured to be attached to a portable electronic device is disclosed herein. The hypodermic injection device can be an auto-injector for delivering a dose of an injectable medicament. The injection device can include a durable barrier providing a sheath over an injectable cannula to maintain sterility of an injectable cannula that delivers the medicament. The injection device can also include tamper proof features such as by requiring that deployment of the device only be possible after completing two mechanical manipulations so as to prevent accidental discharge of the injection device. By incorporating the injection device within a case for a portable electronic device, the injection device is readily available to those that rely on auto-injectors to provide emergency therapeutic treatment, and is much less likely to be forgotten or left behind by a user than a typical auto-injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Edmund Pribitkin
  • Patent number: 9994382
    Abstract: Provided is an oxygen-absorbing medical multilayer container including at least three layers including a first resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin (b1), an oxygen-absorbing layer containing an oxygen-absorbing composition, and a second resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin (b2), in this order, where the oxygen-absorbing composition contains at least one compound having a tetralin ring represented by Formula (1), a transition metal catalyst, and a thermoplastic resin (a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Kashiba, Shun Ogawa, Shota Arakawa, Kenichiro Usuda
  • Patent number: 9950120
    Abstract: A display assembly for a drug delivery device (100) is provided. The display assembly comprises a housing (10) having a proximal end (17), a distal end (16) and a longitudinal axis (x). The display assembly further comprises a display member (120) defining a display member window (122), wherein the display member (120) is rotationally locked to but movable with respect to the housing (10) along the longitudinal axis (x). The display assembly further comprises an indication member (60) comprising indicia (66) and a movable member (110) which is rotationally coupled to the indication member (60). The movable member (110) is further coupled to the display member (120) and rotatable with respect to the housing (10). When the movable member (110) is rotated with respect to the housing (10), the rotating movable member (110) moves the display member (120) axially with respect to the housing (10) to display different indicia (66) through the display member window (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 9861767
    Abstract: A syringe includes a syringe outer tube including a tubular-shaped outer tube main body configured to be filled with a liquid, a reduced diameter section located at a distal end of the outer tube main body in a projecting manner, and configured to allow the liquid to pass therethrough, the reduced diameter section having an outside diameter that is smaller than a diameter of the outer tube main body, and a ring-shaped lock adapter concentrically disposed at an outer circumferential portion of the reduced diameter section and configured to fix a mating member connected to the reduced diameter section; and a cap including a cap main body mounted on the syringe outer tube and configured to seal the reduced diameter section in a liquid-tight manner when the cap main body is in a mounted state, a ring-shaped mounting section disposed at a proximal end side of the cap main body and mounted on an outer circumferential portion of the lock adapter, and a breaking section that forms a link between the cap main body and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Okihara, Shingo Koyama
  • Patent number: 9844632
    Abstract: A cap assembly for a drug delivery device is present having a cap body to protect and to receive a distal dispensing end of the drug delivery device, an interlock member operably engaged with the cap body and being further adapted to releasably engage with a distal end section of the device's dispensing end to provide a safety lock for the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Jugl, Axel Teucher
  • Patent number: 9821152
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a syringe having a nozzle or access portion and a discharge port including a closure cap or syringe cap having a access engaging portion removably connectible in flow restricting relation to the discharge port. A connecting structure is mounted on the access engaging portion and disposed and configured to define an interactive engagement with an attachment structure of the nozzle or access portion of the syringe. Structural and operative features of the connecting structure enable a “push-on connection” of the closure cap or syringe cap to the nozzle or access portion and a “rotate-off disconnection” of the closure cap or syringe cap from the nozzle or access portion. The closure cap or syringe cap may be used independently of or in combination with an end cap and an included indicator member, wherein the combination closure cap or syringe cap and end cap define a tamper evident cap for the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Device Engineering, LLC.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vitello, Patrick Vitello, William Gil de Montes
  • Patent number: 9790977
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a supplementary device for a manually operable injection device. The device has a body and a mating unit configured to releasably mount the body to the injection device in a specific position relative to an outside surface of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Baran, Kay Behrendt
  • Patent number: 9782565
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an access system having a maneuverable catheter assembly configured for providing access to and navigating a desired vessel for subsequent treatment thereof. The access system includes an adjustable delivery handle assembly and an access catheter subassembly having a maneuverable access catheter configured to be delivered to desired site (e.g., within duodenum) to assist in treatment of a condition (e.g., drainage of a bile ducts via Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Biliary Drainage (EUS-BD) techniques). The access catheter includes at least a distal section having an adjustable portion along a length thereof configured to transition to a pre-defined arcuate shape to provide directional control over the distal end of the catheter as it is navigated through a vessel (e.g., bile duct). The handle assembly includes additional elements configured to allow a clinician to maneuver and manipulate the distal end of the access catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: John O. McWeeney
  • Patent number: 9775622
    Abstract: Applicator for injecting a bulking agent at one or more selected submucosal positions in a periurethral tissue of a female patients' urethra. The applicator comprises a lance, such as a cystoscope with a distal end provided with one or more optical sensors, and a needle guide with a bore receiving the lance. The needle guide comprises needle channels at different angular positions, each needle channel extending between a needle entrance surface and an opposite shoulder surface. The needle channels are oriented to direct a needle via external peripheral tissue of the urethral meatus to a submucosal position at a urethra section, e.g., within the optical scope of the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UROGYN B.V.
    Inventors: Jan Albert De Vries, Robert Jan Mrugas
  • Patent number: 9764101
    Abstract: There is provided a cassette unit suitable for use with an auto-injector. The cassette unit comprises a cassette unit housing and a removable cap that in a capping position fits over and thereby, acts to close off, a needle projection aperture of the housing. The cassette unit housing has one or more first engagement features arranged for reversibly engaging one or more second engagement features of the removable cap for reversible lock engagement of the removable cap to the housing; and a shuttle lock control defining one or more blocking elements for selectively blocking movement of said first engagement features relative to said second engagement features. The shuttle lock control is axially movable relative to the cassette unit housing between a first ‘cassette unused’ position; a second ‘cassette unlocked’ position; and after replacement of the removable cap, a third ‘cassette used’ position, locating intermediate the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL
    Inventors: Martin John McLoughlin, Ilario Melzi, Stefan Verlaak
  • Patent number: 9750876
    Abstract: An infusion set or patch pump is provided for delivering a pharmaceutical agent, such as insulin, to a patient. The infusion set or patch pump has a recessed portion in the bottom face containing a hydrogel and a reactant capable of producing a color change upon contact with the pharmaceutical agent. The reactant includes a mixture of potassium persulfate and 4-aminoantipyrine and optionally horseradish peroxidase, and produces a rapid visually detectable color change when contacted with phenol and/or m-cresol contained in insulin as stabilizing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Weiyan Nie, Zhixiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9730859
    Abstract: A drug reservoir comprises of a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the housing is configured to hold a medicament; and a removable feature disposed on at least one of the proximal end and the distal end, wherein the removable feature covers at least in part one of the proximal end and the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Aled Meredydd James, James Andrew Holt, Richard James Vincent Avery
  • Patent number: 9700710
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger. An antiseptic cap and syringe combination includes a syringe barrel having an access point connection, and a tip cap having a proximate chamber and a distal chamber. The proximate chamber releasably receives and engages the access point connection of the syringe, and the distal chamber removably receives and engages an antiseptic cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9675766
    Abstract: An instrument, article and method are provided for minimizing pain during administration by injection of a liquid, such as, an anesthetic. The instrument has a forward end. A rod or lightpipe mounted freely for vibration projects out of the forward end. The article, a single use tip, is composed of a tip sleeve removably mounted on the forward end of the instrument and a tip member removably mounted on the projecting rod or lightpipe to vibrate a preselected injection site on a human or animal. The tip sleeve and tip member are covered by an elastic overmold that enables the tip member to vibrate freely with respect to the tip sleeve and light from the lightpipe to illuminate the injection site. The overmold of the single use tip is torn during removal of the single use tip from the instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: BING INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Goldberg, Michael Goldberg, David Schiff
  • Patent number: 9649448
    Abstract: Drug delivery device comprising expelling means allowing a user to set a dose corresponding to a number of increments from an initial state, an indication member adapted to rotate in a first direction corresponding to the set dose, and rotate in an opposed second direction corresponding to an expelled dose, the indication member having an initial rotational position corresponding to both the initial state and the fully expelled dose state. Sensor means having an incremental counter synchronized with the rotational position of the indication member and having a reference point corresponding to the initial rotational position of the indication member. After detecting an error state the sensor means is adapted to re-synchronize by detecting the number of rotational increments for a set dose and for a subsequent expelled dose. If the numbers are identical the reference point is reset corresponding to the current rotational position of the indication member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: John Oestergaard Madsen
  • Patent number: 9629950
    Abstract: An exterior cap of transfer set for peritoneal dialysis, including: a cylindrical cap unit to which the end connector of the peritoneal transfer set is coupled; a guide unit that is coupled to the cap unit, extends to the peritoneal transfer set to provide an expanding internal space, and guides the end connector of the peritoneal transfer set into the cap unit; and a coupling-separating unit that combines the cap unit and the guide unit with each other and separates the cap unit and the guide unit in accordance with selection of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: RESEARCH COOPERATION FOUNDATION OF YEUNGNAM UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jong Won Park, Sang Ho Ahn, Joon Ha Lee, Il Gwon Jung
  • Patent number: 9603995
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to infusion devices, systems, and methods to detect a capacity of a collapsible fluid reservoir of an infusion cartridge and/or a volume of a fluid disposed in the collapsible fluid reservoir or some other parameters of the infusion cartridge, and setting corresponding therapeutic parameters of an infusion device. Embodiments may include, obtaining data on the volume of fluid in the collapsible fluid reservoir, analyzing the obtained data to determine the setting of therapeutic parameters, and setting one or more therapeutic parameters of an infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care. Inc.
    Inventors: Mike Rosinko, Phil Lamb