Having Means For Indicating Device Is Defective , Used, Or Tampered With Patents (Class 604/111)
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 9545481
    Abstract: Methods and devices for metering and delivering a desired dose of medication from a syringe are described. The devices may include a dosage limiting sleeve adjustably disposed around a syringe body, wherein the alignment of the dosage limiting sleeve relative to the syringe body indicates the dose to be administered by depressing a plunger until the dosage limiting sleeve is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Karim Timothy Rafaat
  • Patent number: 9526838
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device comprises an aligning arrangement for ensuring a predetermined positional relationship between the supplemental device and the injection device; and a securing arrangement for securing the supplemental device to the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andre Baran, Kay Behrendt, Martin Haupt
  • Patent number: 9463310
    Abstract: A closure assembly structured for use with a female luer connector and operative to indicate an accomplished or attempted tampering thereof. A connector cover is movably and removably disposed within a housing and includes an interior chamber disposed and structured to receive an access port of the female connector. An indicator member is removably connected to an interior of the housing in surrounding relation to the connector cover and a drive assembly associated with both the connector cover and the housing is operable to concurrently rotate and axially advance the interior chamber into enclosing relation to the access port. Attempted removal of the housing from the female connector, such as by an applied axial force to the housing, will detach the indicated member from the housing and dispose it in a visually observable position surrounding the connector cover, thereby indicating attempted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Medical Device Engineering, LLC.
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Vitello
  • Patent number: 9446198
    Abstract: A medicated module for an injection system to co-deliver at least two medicaments is disclosed where a primary delivery device containing a primary medicament accepts a medicated module containing a single dose of a secondary medicament and where both medicaments are delivered through a hollow needle. The medicated module is initially in a locked state until attached to a drug delivery where a locking plate is moved to a triggering state. The medicated module does not require the user to manually engage a reservoir containing the secondary medicament. Instead, a biasing member automatically activates the reservoir when the needle guard is retracted when the module is in the triggering state. The needle guard prevents accidental needle sticks before and after an injection, and locks after dose delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: David Richard Mercer, Garen Kouyoumjian, Malcolm Stanley Boyd, Michael Bainton, John David Cross
  • Patent number: 9345844
    Abstract: Medicament delivery device comprising a housing (10) and container holder (12) accommodating a multi-chamber medicament container wherein said housing and said medicament container holder are interactively connected to and movable relative each other; a mixing guard mechanism interactively connected to the body for driving the medicament container holder within the housing achieving a reconstitution, wherein the mixing guard mechanism comprises a guard member (34), a force member (52), a guard member locking means (24, 42) whereby, when the reconstitution is achieved, the medicament container holder and the guard member are movable in relation to said housing from a pre-mix position to a mixed position wherein said medicament container holder has been displaced distally in relation to said housing, at which mixed position said guard member locking means is activated, whereby said guard member is forced in the proximal direction by said force member for covering the delivery member (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 9180248
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a durable housing portion and a separable disposable portion that selectively engage and disengage from each other. The disposable housing portion secures to the patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient or with infusion media are supported by the disposable housing portion for disposal after the prescribed use, while the durable housing portion supports other components such as electronics for controlling delivery of infusion media from the reservoir and a drive device and drive linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, Ian B. Hanson, Paul S. Cheney, II
  • Publication number: 20150141911
    Abstract: The invention is about a next-generation blood pump that provides pulsatile blood flow, and has been developed for cardiopulmonary by-pass devices used for maintaining extracorporeal blood circulation during heart surgeries and the supportive devices of circulation system. This device is technically a sort of synchronous power-assisted motor employing direct driver technology. The mentioned blood pump contains a rotor rotating on a magnetic bearing without a shaft and through the helical wings placed into the rotor it provides pulsatile blood supply adequate for the body requirement synchronous with the ECG signals received from the patients. It provides a patient safer and controlled pulsatile blood flow while running at high efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Avci ELIF ORAN, Oran OMER FARUK, Oran BULENT
  • Patent number: 9033920
    Abstract: A method for monitoring the status of an implanted catheter includes monitoring changes in pressure within a lumen of a catheter associated with physiological parameters (“physiological pressure”) and changes in pressure within the lumen of the catheter associated with bolus infusion of fluid into the catheter or bolus withdrawal of infusion from the catheter (“bolus pressure”). Methods that employ monitoring both physiological pressure and bolus pressure can provide information that cannot be obtained from monitoring physiological pressure or bolus pressure alone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Keith A. Miesel
  • Publication number: 20150133859
    Abstract: The technical problem of the present invention to provide a medical device, which exhibits an increased safety of the device and facilitates a safe use is solved by medical device for delivering at least one drug agent, comprising a sensor, a control unit and an attachable dispense assembly, wherein the sensor is configured to detect attachment of the dispense assembly to the medical device, wherein the control unit is configured to determine at least based on a signal from the sensor whether the end of life of the dispense assembly is reached and wherein the medical device is configured to indicate the end of life of the dispense assembly. The technical problem is further solved by a method according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Caspers, Ilona Eggert
  • Publication number: 20150133890
    Abstract: A system for occlusion detection could include a syringe pump for a syringe containing a medication, wherein the syringe includes a plunger and the syringe pump includes a plunger driver. A bendable element could be integrally formed with the plunger driver, and a force sensor could also be integrally formed with the plunger driver. Upon occurrence of an occlusion, the plunger would exert a force backwardly against the bendable element, thereby deflecting the bendable element into contact with the force sensor to thereby generate a signal indicating the occurrence of the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jacob A. Wander, Grant A. Adams, Christopher A. Lacy
  • Publication number: 20150126959
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for providing a continuous and controlled flow of a fluid and/or gas or combination of them when using an irrigation system; said system comprises: a reservoir system comprising a plurality of containers of fluid; said containers in said reservoir system are disposed in a predetermined configuration; a fluid transfer system in fluid connection with said reservoir system, said fluid transfer system comprising: at least one fluid transfer head, adapted to transfer fluid from one of said plurality of containers to an external tubing system; wherein each of said fluid transfer heads is characterized by a mechanism adapted to radially or linearly move each of said fluid transfer heads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ehood Nakash, Eliahu Eliachar, Lilach Nir, Ram Grossfield, Gil Tenennbaum, Izak Orbach
  • Publication number: 20150119797
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivery of a drug to a recipient. In some embodiments, the delivery apparatus may unseal a drug containing reservoir. In some embodiments, the delivery rate may be controlled and/or adjustable. Optionally the apparatus may be disposable. Optionally, the apparatus may have a low profile and/or be wearable and/or attachable to the recipient. Optionally, discharge of the drug and/or unsealing of the reservoir may be driven by a plunger moving parallel to the base of the apparatus. Optionally, the apparatus may release a hypodermic needle into the recipient. Optionally, release of the hypodermic needle may be in a direction non-parallel and/or orthogonal to the direction of movement of the plunger. Optionally, prior to release, the hypodermic needle may be preserved in an aseptic state by a needle opening septum sealing a needle opening. Optionally, upon release, the hypodermic needle may pierce the needle opening septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Oz CABIRI
  • Publication number: 20150112305
    Abstract: A fluid transport apparatus includes: a first electrode provided on the insulating transporting tube which constitutes part of a flow channel in which conductive fluid is transported, and configured not to come into contact with the fluid in the flow channel a second electrode configured to come into contact with fluid in the flow channel; and a determining unit connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, and configured to determine a trouble of the transporting tube. Accordingly, the trouble of the transporting tube is determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Makoto KATASE
  • Publication number: 20150112259
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device has proximal and distal ends; a medicament container with a plunger, a neck portion, and a delivery member unit; a housing extending along a longitudinal axis with proximal and distal open ends; a drive unit configured to apply a force on the plunger; and a C-shaped tubular body with a longitudinal slit/gap such that body can be attached to the neck portion forming a container unit. The C-shaped body also has an inner support configured to interact with the neck portion and with the delivery member unit and prevent the medicament container from moving relative to the body after the medicament container is attached to the body, and outer support configured to interact with a corresponding support of the housing to prevent the C-shaped tubular body from moving relative to the housing after the container is arranged within the housing through the distal open end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Anders Holmqvist, Stefan Lööf
  • Publication number: 20150105720
    Abstract: A therapeutic agent injection device including an injection device for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient having a body, the body having a patient face and an port face opposite the patient face, the port face having an introducer port including an introducer channel and an injection port including an injection channel, the introducer channel being in fluid communication with the injection channel through a cross channel, the injection channel defining an injection axis; a delivery tube for subcutaneous delivery of the therapeutic agent to the patient, the delivery tube projecting from and being generally perpendicular to the patient face, the delivery tube defining an introducer axis and being in fluid communication with the injection port; and a patch, the patch being attached to the patient face and being operable to adhesively attach to the patient; wherein the injection axis is parallel to the introducer axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Susan McConnell Montalvo, Colin A. Chong, Hans Lickliter, Rafael Bikovsky
  • Publication number: 20150099966
    Abstract: An anesthetic administration device comprising an infusion device, which is in fluid connection with a regional anesthetic needle by means of a feed tube. The infusion device comprises one or more anesthetic flow devices capable of triggering forward flow, and optionally backward flow, of the local anesthetic through the regional anesthetic needle. Forward, and optionally backward flow, of the local anesthetic through the regional anesthetic needle is controlled by a controller that comprises one or more actuator switches. The one or more actuator switches are positioned on the device such that they may be operated by hand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Jeffrey Young, Joseph Joachim Carter, Emad Eldin Fahmy Fawzy, John Edward Gibson
  • Publication number: 20150094688
    Abstract: An inserter and methods of using embodiments of the inserter are described. The inserter includes a housing having a cannula assembly and an insertion mechanism. Two buttons are located on the inserter and are concomitantly actionable for actuation of the insertion mechanism, wherein the insertion mechanism is configured to place a cannula assembly in a well that is disposed on the cradle. The inserter also includes a first parts and second part, whereby the first part includes a handle and the second part comprises the entire insertion mechanism, whereby the first and second part are connected via an indentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Ofer Arnold, Illai J Gescheit, Avraham Neta