Treating Material Forced Into Or Out Of Body By Self-acting Fluid Pressure, Motor-driven, Or Mechanical Energy Storing Means (e.g., Pressure Infusion Or Aspiration, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/131)
  • Patent number: 10729841
    Abstract: A femoral hip joint spacer including a prosthesis body having a ball head with a sliding surface, a neck, a collar and a stem. A fastening area is arranged on the stem. The femoral hip joint spacer further has a first connector for feeding a medical irrigation liquid into the body, a second connector for draining the irrigation liquid from the body, and an irrigation liquid inlet opening. The first connector is connected in a liquid-conveying manner to the irrigation liquid inlet opening and an irrigation liquid outlet opening. The second connector is connected in a liquid-conveying manner to the irrigation liquid outlet opening, an irrigation liquid discharge opening and an irrigation liquid intake opening. The irrigation liquid discharge opening is connected inside the body to the irrigation liquid inlet opening and the irrigation liquid intake opening is connected inside the body to the irrigation liquid outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 10729618
    Abstract: A liquid medicine filling device includes a container mounting unit, a liquid delivery flow conduit, a ventilation flow conduit, a syringe, a connection flow conduit, a first flow path switching unit, and a second flow path switching unit. The first flow path switching unit may switch between a flow path for filling through which the syringe communicates with a liquid medicine container via the ventilation flow conduit and a flow path for air removal through which the syringe communicates with the connection flow conduit via the ventilation flow conduit. The second flow path switching unit may switch between a flow path for filling through which the liquid medicine container communicates with the liquid medicine storage unit via the liquid delivery flow conduit and a flow path for air removal through which the liquid medicine storage unit communicates with the connection flow conduit via the liquid delivery flow conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsutoshi Yaegashi
  • Patent number: 10722661
    Abstract: A medical remote controller device is disclosed. The device includes a display and at least one input switch dedicated to bolus delivery wherein a bolus delivery is programmed when the input switch receives an input and wherein the number of inputs received by the input switch determines the amount of bolus to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Marc A. Mandro, Geoffrey P. Spencer, Robert J. Bryant, Jr., Patricia M. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10716901
    Abstract: An auto-injector operable in a single activation step. The auto-injector is automatically armed when removed from its carrying receptacle. The auto-injector may be prefilled with more than one constituent of a beneficial agent, stored in separated compartments, in such an arrangement that the compartments will automatically merge when the auto-injector is removed from its carrying receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AKTIVAX, Inc.
    Inventor: Amir Genosar
  • Patent number: 10695506
    Abstract: A drug injection device (10) including a housing (12) for holding a container (20) having a needle (24) for penetrating skin and a plunger (42) for expelling a drug stored in the container. The device includes visual and/or audible indicators for indicating that the correct depth of needle penetration has been achieved and that drug injection/extrusion has been started and/or completed. The device may further include a label (140) for visually confirming the quality of the drug contained therein. Alternatively, a tray (110) may be provided for receiving the drug injection device, which allows the quality of the drug contained therein to be visually confirmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Peter V. Shultz, Christopher R. Folk, Sigrid Moeslinger, Masamichi Udagawa, Molly Evans, Lin Gao, Lisa Nugent
  • Patent number: 10695487
    Abstract: A controlled delivery drive mechanism includes a drive housing, a piston, and a biasing member initially retained in an energized state and is configured to bear upon an interface surface of the piston. The piston is configured to translate a plunger seal and a barrel. A tether is connected between the piston and the winch drum to restrain the free expansion of the biasing member and the free axial translation of the piston upon which the biasing member bears upon. The drive mechanism may further include a gear assembly and an escapement regulating mechanism configured to control the rotation of the gear assembly to release the tether from the winch drum. The metering of the tether by the escapement regulating mechanism controls the rate or profile of drug delivery to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Mark A. Destefano
  • Patent number: 10695477
    Abstract: A circulatory assist system is disclosed, the system including an implantable electrical device having an electric motor, an implantable controller connected to the implantable electrical device, and an implantable power source connected to the controller for supplying power to the controller. The controller is attachable to a first side of a percutaneous connector. A second side of the percutaneous connector, opposite to the first side, allows external connectivity to said controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry M. Yomtov, John Robert Batty, Jr., Daniel Tamez
  • Patent number: 10688243
    Abstract: A cartridge insertion assembly including apparatus with a pathway formed therein, a cartridge including a cartridge coupling element connectable to an activation mechanism disposed in the apparatus operative to cause a substance contained in the cartridge to be metered out of the cartridge, and a door pivoted to the apparatus that includes a door coupling element arranged with respect to the cartridge such that when the door is in a fully closed position, the door coupling element couples the cartridge coupling element with a coupling element of the activation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: WEST PHARMA. SERVICES IL, LTD.
    Inventor: Oz Cabiri
  • Patent number: 10688233
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing biological fluid are disclosed. The methods and systems allow for processing of biological fluid to continue in the event that certain non-operator-correctable hardware errors of a non-critical nature are detected during such processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit J. Patel, Samantha M. Planas, Melissa A. Thill
  • Patent number: 10688294
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a first container configured for storing a first fluid therein and a second container configured for storing a second fluid therein, wherein the second fluid is different from the first fluid. The fluid delivery system further includes at least one pump configured for delivering under pressure one or both of the first and second fluids. At least one valve is provided for selectively delivering one or both of the first and second fluids to the pump. The first and second containers, the pump, and the valve are contained within a cartridge that is removably insertable into a cartridge carrier of the fluid delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Mark Trocki, Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Patent number: 10682464
    Abstract: A drive mechanism of an injection device for setting and dispensing of a dose of a medicament includes a body accommodating a cartridge filled with a medicament, an insert axially displaceable inside the body between a proximal operating position and a distal reset position, a piston rod to operably engage with a piston of the cartridge, a drive sleeve rotationally coupled with the piston rod and is rotationally lockable to the body for setting of a dose and rotationally releasable from the body for dispensing of a dose, respectively. The drive sleeve is axially displaceable relative to the body from a proximal operating position into a distal reset position through an axial connection of the insert and the drive sleeve, where the drive sleeve is rotationally released from the body when in the distal reset position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Joseph Butler, Paul Richard Draper
  • Patent number: 10682458
    Abstract: a flow pathway subassembly (264, 278) including medicament flow pathway components of a medical device, and a holder (270, 280) configured for holding the components so that a center of gravity of the subassembly is disposed substantially on a central longitudinal axis of the subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Haiming Wu, Danial P. Ferreira
  • Patent number: 10661067
    Abstract: An injection instrument including a hollow needle body including a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the hollow needle body having at least one projection which is formed on the first surface and has a through hole penetrating from a distal end of the at least one projection to the second surface of the substrate, a deforming member positioned outside a region where the at least one projection is formed, the deforming member being deformable to bulge in a bulging direction along a projecting direction of the at least one projection beyond a plane flush with the first surface, and a pressure channel through which a fluid is supplied such that a fluid pressure is applied to the deforming member. The deforming member is deformable in the bulging direction in response to the fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kodama
  • Patent number: 10639418
    Abstract: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers, power sources, motor actuators, and alarms, may be provided. Alternatively or additionally, certain components can be multi-functional, such a microphones and loudspeakers that may be used for both acoustic volume sensing and for other functions and a coil that may be used as both an inductive coupler for a battery recharger and an antenna for a wireless transceiver. Various types of network interfaces may be provided in order to allow for remote control and monitoring of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Larry B. Gray
  • Patent number: 10632255
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for providing a plurality of injections from a fluid reservoir. The apparatus includes a fluid controller for controlling the flow of fluid from the fluid reservoir to a needle. An actuator selectively actuates the fluid controller to provide a dose of medicament from the fluid reservoir. The fluid controller also is configured to calculate the volume of fluid in the fluid reservoir required to provide a dose having a desired number of units of medicament for an injection. The apparatus may also include a detector configured to detect a characteristic indicative of the fluid pressure in the needle. The method includes selecting the number of units to be dispensed during an injection, automatically calculating the injection volume required to dispense the selected number of units based on the calculated unit volume and tracking the total number of units dispensed during a series of injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MILESTONE SCIENTIFIC, INC.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Nathan J. Inkrote, Robert D. Boyer, Maureen A. Mullins
  • Patent number: 10610324
    Abstract: A stereotactic device of the present disclosure includes a base seat, a first moving module, a second moving module, a supporting module, and an operating module. The first moving module is disposed on the base seat and moves along a first direction, and the second moving module is disposed on the first moving module and moves along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. The supporting module is disposed on the second moving module and includes a supporting unit, and a grip unit that is disposed on the supporting unit. The operating module is disposed on the supporting module and includes a support unit, a rotating unit that is disposed on the support unit, a driving unit that is disposed on the support unit and that is co-movable with the rotating unit, and a sliding unit that is co-movable with the driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Chao-Hsien Chen
  • Patent number: 10607732
    Abstract: Provided are a wearable personal digital device and related methods. The wearable personal digital device may comprise a processor, a display, biometric sensors, activity tracking sensors, a memory unit, a communication circuit, a housing, an input unit, a projector, a timepiece unit, a haptic touch control actuator, and a band. The processor may be operable to receive data from an external device, provide a notification to a user based on the data, receive a user input, and perform a command selected based on the user input. The communication circuit may be communicatively coupled to the processor and operable to connect to a wireless network and communicate with the external device. The housing may be adapted to enclose the components of the wearable personal digital device. The band may be adapted to attach to the housing and secure the wearable personal digital device on a user body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Zhou Tian Xing, Andrew H B Zhou, Tiger T G Zhou
  • Patent number: 10603415
    Abstract: In one embodiment, system for real time monitoring of catheter aspiration includes a housing having a first port adapted for connection to a vacuum source and a second port adapted for connection with an aspiration catheter, a pressure sensor in fluid communication with an interior of the housing, a measurement device coupled to the pressure sensor and configured for measuring deviations in fluid pressure, and a communication device coupled to the measurement device and configured to generate an alert signal when a deviation in fluid pressure measured by the measurement device exceeds a pre-set threshold. In another embodiment, the system for real time monitoring of catheter aspiration further includes a vacuum source for connection to the first port and an aspiration catheter having an aspiration lumen for connection to the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Incuvate, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Look, Bradley S. Culbert
  • Patent number: 10596308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blood treatment cassette having a cassette body, embodied as a hard part, and a film, wherein the film is connected with the hard part and covers the hard part at least partially, wherein the hard part comprises at least one valve seat or valve section or one valve base of a valve, wherein the valve is embodied to take, in addition to a first, open position of the valve in which the valve base and the section of the film positioned above it do not touch each other, a second, closed position of the valve when applying force on the section of the film and wherein the valve base, in its longitudinal extension, comprises or is a non-straight section. The present invention also relates to a blood treatment apparatus connected with a blood treatment cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Lauer
  • Patent number: 10576213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising: a housing; a drive mechanism arranged to act on a plunger rod; a release mechanism interactively connected to the drive mechanism for releasing the drive mechanism from a pre-tensioned state; and a signal generating mechanism for generating an audible and/or tactile and/or visual signal indicating that a medicament has been completely delivered. The signal generating mechanism is operably connected to said drive mechanism such that it is arranged movable in a longitudinal direction in relation to said drive mechanism. Said drive mechanism is arranged with a signal release mechanism capable of activating said signal generating mechanism at a certain longitudinal position of said drive mechanism after its release, for generating an audible and/or tactile and/or visual signal. Said signal generating mechanism comprises a signal delay mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stefan Gylleby
  • Patent number: 10543348
    Abstract: A method of using a vibrating gastrointestinal capsule in coordination with an ingestible medicament for treatment of an ailment of the GI tract. The vibrating gastrointestinal capsule, is provided to the subject, and includes: a housing; a vibrating agitation mechanism causing the housing to exert vibrations on an environment thereof; a power supply for powering said vibrating agitation mechanism; and a control mechanism for activating said vibrating agitation mechanism to operate in said vibration mode of operation. The subject ingests the ingestible medicament and the vibrating gastrointestinal capsule. At least one of a time of ingesting of the vibrating gastrointestinal capsule and a timing or activation delay of the vibration mode of operation is controlled, such that the vibration mode of operation at least partially transpires or completely transpires within an actual or estimated absorption time period of the ingestible medicament within the gastrointestinal tract of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Vibrant Ltd.
    Inventor: Lior Ben-Tsur
  • Patent number: 10537720
    Abstract: A method of using a vibrating gastrointestinal capsule in coordination with an ingestible medicament for treatment of Parkinsonism. The vibrating gastrointestinal capsule, is provided to the subject, and includes: a housing; a vibrating agitation mechanism causing said housing to exert vibrations on an environment surrounding the vibrating gastrointestinal capsule; a power supply for powering said vibrating agitation mechanism; and a control mechanism for activating said vibrating agitation mechanism to operate in said vibration mode of operation. The subject ingests the ingestible medicament and the vibrating gastrointestinal capsule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Vibrant Ltd.
    Inventor: Lior Ben-Tsur
  • Patent number: 10532155
    Abstract: An injection device (100) comprises: a needle insertion mechanism (111); a medicament delivery arrangement (123) configured to cause injection of a medicament into a patient; and a cavity (102) having an opening (103) for receiving a key device (104). The injection device is configured to respond to detecting the presence of the key device in the cavity by triggering operation of the injection device. The specification also provides a method of controlling an injection device (100) including a needle insertion mechanism (111); a medicament delivery arrangement (123) configured to cause injection of a medicament into a patient; and a cavity (102) having an opening (103) for receiving a key device (104), the method comprising: responding to detecting the presence of the key device in the cavity by triggering operation of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Eva Schiendzielorz
  • Patent number: 10525200
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a user involves obtaining a sequence of measurements indicative of a condition of the user that is influenced by the fluid and modifying one or more unusable measurements in the sequence using one or more other usable measurements in the sequence to obtain a modified sequence of measurements. The method continues by determining a predicted value for the condition of the user at a time in the future based at least in part on the modified sequence of measurements and operating the infusion device in a manner that is influenced by the predicted value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cesar C. Palerm, Louis J. Lintereur, Salman Monirabbasi, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Lane Desborough
  • Patent number: 10518071
    Abstract: A transdermal drug delivery device comprises: a reservoir for holding a drug; and at least one microneedle in fluid communication with the reservoir through which the drug can be delivered transdermally, wherein the transdermal drug delivery device is concealed from view during operation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Gajanan Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10517706
    Abstract: An injector device for veterinary use, such as to inject vaccine into the chicken breast muscle. The device includes a finger-held unit connected to a vaccine pumping main unit using a flexible conduit. The operator can quickly start an injection by stroking alongside the breast edge of a grasped chicken, using his fingertips to touch and select the muscle, then start an injection by pressing the finger-held unit against the chicken breast in a designated way. The electric buttons in the finger-held unit may activate a process that actuates a mechanism to inject a hypodermic needle into the chicken's muscle, the pumping system may-then be actuated to pump the vaccine into the muscle through the injected needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: DESVAC
    Inventor: Hieu Trong Truong
  • Patent number: 10507316
    Abstract: An implantable fluid router is described that includes one or more inlets, one or more outlets and at least one gas vent for removing gas from liquid routed from the one or more inlets to the one or more outlets, The implantable router may be used with implantable drug delivery apparatus. A catheter device including such a fluid router is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: RENISHAW (IRELAND) LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul D. Fielder, David E. Johnson, Maxwell R. Woolley
  • Patent number: 10493190
    Abstract: A control circuit for monitoring operation of an implantable blood pump, the control circuit operatively couplable to a testing apparatus for simulating blood pump operating conditions and testing the control circuit based on the simulated blood pump operating conditions. The control circuit includes an input module for receiving at least one of one of actual operating data from an implantable blood pump and simulated operating data from the testing apparatus. A processor for processing the received operating data is included, the processor configured to determine a source of the received operating data, and to determine whether the received operating data is actual operating data or simulated operating data based on the determined source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventor: John Rudser
  • Patent number: 10485951
    Abstract: A catheter-based/intravascular ablation (denervation) system includes a multiplicity of needles which expand open around a central axis to engage the wall of a blood vessel, or the wall of the left atrium, allowing the injection of a cytotoxic or/or neurotoxic solution for ablating conducting tissue, or nerve fibers around the ostium of the pulmonary vein, or circumferentially in or just beyond the outer layer of the renal artery. The expandable needle delivery system is formed with self-expanding materials and include structures, near the end portion of the needles, or using separate guide tubes. The system also includes means to limit and/or adjust the depth of penetration of the ablative fluid into the tissue of the wall of the targeted blood vessel. The preferred embodiment of the catheter delivered through the vascular system of a patient includes a multiplicity of expandable guide tubes that engage the wall of a blood vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ablative Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Fischell, Tim A. Fischell
  • Patent number: 10485925
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device (10) comprises a medicament delivery mechanism including an injection needle (23). A housing (11) contains at least one component of the medicament delivery mechanism. A base plate (12) includes a contact surface (12b) for placement against a patient's body. The housing (11) is moveably connected to the base plate (12) and is moveable relative to the base plate (12) between a first position and a second position. The medicament delivery mechanism is operative upon movement of the housing (11) from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Eva Schiendzielorz, Stefan Wendland
  • Patent number: 10478554
    Abstract: A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response to force imparted thereto during, for example, fluid delivery operations. The electronics module processes the output levels of the force sensor to assess the operating health of the force sensor, to check for occlusions in the fluid delivery path, and to monitor the seating status of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Pablo Vazquez, Hsiao-Yu S. Kow, Salman Monirabbasi, Ian B. Hanson
  • Patent number: 10478558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently delivering fluid to a targeted tissue are described. The systems and methods may include directing a pump to distribute fluid to a targeted tissue and receiving one or more signals from an intracorporeal sensing system, where the one or more signals correspond to one or more sensed feedback parameters at the targeted tissue. The systems and methods may also include determining whether the one or more sensed feedback parameters are within an acceptable range. If the one or more sensed feedback parameters are not within the acceptable range, the systems and methods may include determining an adjusted velocity for the plunger necessary to adjust the pressure of the fluid in the pump so that the one or more sensed feedback parameters move within the acceptable range and directing the pump to distribute the fluid at the adjusted velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Martin J. Uram, Michael J. Yanniello, Barry L. Tucker, David A. Mishler, Edward J. Rhinehart, Mark Trocki, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, John A. Brosovich
  • Patent number: 10449298
    Abstract: Fluid injection devices and related systems and operating methods are provided. An exemplary injection device includes an actuation arrangement to facilitate delivering fluid from a container, a user interface element coupled to the actuation arrangement, a data storage element to maintain one or more patient-specific parameter values and historical bolus data, and a control module coupled to the actuation arrangement and the data storage element. The control module of the injection device determines a bolus amount of the fluid to be delivered based at least in part on the one or more patient-specific parameter values and the historical bolus data in response to receiving a user input indicative of a desire to administer a bolus, and the control module configures the actuation arrangement to automatically deliver the bolus amount in response to manual actuation of the user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Anirban Roy
  • Patent number: 10441693
    Abstract: A blood pump including a housing defining a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axis extending from the proximal end to the distal end. A ferromagnetic rotor is disposed within the housing and configured pump blood in a direction along the first axis. A stator is disposed within housing and around the ferromagnetic rotor, the stator is configured to apply a magnetic force causing rotation of the ferromagnetic rotor, the stator being eccentric to the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HeartWare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Larose, Carlos Reyes, Charles R. Shambaugh
  • Patent number: 10441767
    Abstract: The invention relates to a jig for microneedle array placement that is provided with a main jig body with through holes through which the microneedles of the microneedle array will pass and a guiding part that guides the microneedle array to be incorporated into the main jig body and leads the microneedles into the through holes, and a microneedle array device using the jig for microneedle array placement. The invention prevents the deformation of the skin surface during puncture and allows penetration of the microneedles to the prescribed depth under the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: ASTI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Tamaru, Isamu Nonaka, Yuko Wada
  • Patent number: 10432403
    Abstract: An infusion pump and server computer have improved network access security. The infusion pump has a network interface circuit to provide communications over a network and a processing circuit that generates infusion pump data for transmission to a remote server computer. The processing circuit generates a header portion of a request message having at least one field, hashes the header portion but not payload data using a cryptographic hash function and a cryptographic key to provide a hashed code, and inserts the hashed code into the header portion of the request message. The processing circuit inserts the infusion pump data into a body portion of the request message and transmits the request message to the remote server computer over the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: Witold Moskal
  • Patent number: 10426892
    Abstract: A motorized drug delivery device configured to administer at least one pre-set dose of a medicament contained within a medicament container. The delivery device comprising a user activation system (13), a motor (22), a gear train (15) operatively coupled to the user activation system and the motor, and a piston plunger system (200) operatively coupled to the gear train. The piston plunger system comprises a piston plunger (50) and at least one plunger extension (42; 44) for extending a length of the piston plunger. The piston plunger system is configured to act on a stopper contained within the medicament container to deliver at least one pre-set dose of medicament. The user activation system comprises a mechanical automatic reset activation system for automatically resetting the drug delivery device after administration of the pre-set dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10420898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a drive means configured to act on a medicament container for expelling a medicament; a holding means configured to hold said drive means in a pre-tensioned state; an activation means configured to interact with said holding means for releasing said drive means from the pre-tensioned state; wherein the device further comprises feedback means configured to interact both with said holding means and with said drive means for generating an audible and/or tactile and/or visual signal indicating that the medicament has been completely expelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 10420488
    Abstract: An improved diagnostic analyte monitoring device has partially retractable hollow guide needles for the intradermal placement of diagnostic elements fixedly connected to measuring means within this device obviating the need to remove the guide needle and to connect the diagnostic elements to measuring means after placement into the skin. A flexible surface adhering to the skin serves for the subcutaneous implantation of the diagnostic elements within the guide needles and partial retraction of the guide needles exposes the active surface to body fluid, actuated by means designed for easy handling and safe operation. Concentration-time profiles of endogenous and exogenous analytes measured with the device are used to improve drug treatment modalities on an individualized basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: PHARMASENS AG
    Inventors: Paul Hadváry, Hansjörg Tschirky
  • Patent number: 10413665
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering a medication to a person experiencing an emergency medical event without requiring intervention or action on the part of the person. A device encases a reservoir of medication and a delivery mechanism. Sensors in the housing sense a physical attribute of the person and circuitry monitors information collected by the sensors to determine if the person is experiencing a severe medical condition or event based on the information. An input device on or in the housing, such as a button, may be used or activated by the person if the detected condition or event is a false positive to cancel further action. If the system does not include the button or if the user does not press it in time, the system activates the delivery device and injects the medication into the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Insulet Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Rioux, David Nazzaro
  • Patent number: 10413682
    Abstract: A system for priming an infusion pump is disclosed. The system includes a priming cap including a septum and configured to matably connect with a male part comprising a needle and attached to a length of tubing for fluid, wherein when matably connected with the male part, the priming cap occludes the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Marc A. Mandro, Kevin A. Durand, Gregory R. Lanier, Jr., Kevin L. Grant, Larry B. Gray, Brian D. Tracey
  • Patent number: 10406283
    Abstract: An arrangement for connecting a syringe to an electromechanical pump for drug infusion is provided. The syringe comprises a syringe body having a first end for discharging a drug and a second end connected to the pump in a removable manner. An axially sliding plunger is housed in the syringe body for causing suction and injection of the drug through the first end. The pump comprises a pump body having a sliding rod that causes sliding of the plunger within the syringe body. The pump body has a collar axially extending around the sliding rod and provided with engaging elements. The syringe body has engaging elements arranged to cooperate with the engaging elements of the collar for firmly connecting the syringe to the pump. An annular flange extends radially around the syringe body. The flange cooperates with the collar to establish a tight sealing between the syringe body and the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CANE′ S.P.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Cane', Mario Cane', Paolo Cane'
  • Patent number: 10391230
    Abstract: A cannula device for the circulation of the blood in an artificial lung, includes: an aspiration lumen including at least one orifice permitting the aspiration of a volume of blood; an injection lumen including at least one orifice permitting the injection of a volume of blood, wherein the injection lumen and the aspiration lumen are held rigidly connected over at least a portion of their length, the lumens being sealed in relation to each other, the injection lumen having a deformable element, which is held on a portion of the distal end thereof, the deformable element having a first setting and a second setting, the change from the first setting to the second setting being effected by a modification of the diameter of the deformable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: CENTRE CHIRURGICAL MARIE LANNELONGUE
    Inventor: Mercier Olaf
  • Patent number: 10387623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device suitable for suggesting control instructions to the patient in order to facilitate the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Debiotech S.A.
    Inventor: Frédéric Neftel
  • Patent number: 10384008
    Abstract: A syringe is disclosed, which includes a needle having an outer cylinder including an outer cylinder body part and a needle fixing part provided at a distal end part of the outer cylinder body part; an injection needle 6 having a puncturing needle tip at a distal end and fixed to the needle fixing part; and a gasket housed in the outer cylinder. The injection needle is such a tapered part holding injection needle that a puncturing time piercing part having a needle tip has an outer diameter of 0.42 mm or less and has a thickness of 0.1 mm or less, or the injection needle is such a small diameter thin injection needle as to have a thickness of 0.04 mm or less. The gasket includes a gasket body and a soft coating provided on a portion that comes into contact with the inner surface of the outer cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Nakamura, Tetsuya Oyauchi, Ayumi Kumagai, Takeshi Akiyama, Shigeru Tamatsukuri
  • Patent number: 10376643
    Abstract: The present invention uses an injection apparatus comprising: an injector which includes a mounting part on which a syringe is mounted, a needle assembly having a plurality of needles, a motor and a screw for actuating a piston of the syringe forward and backward; and a main body for controlling the forward and backward actuation of the piston of the syringe and drug injection. The present invention is configured as follows: a vacuum suction pressure is formed in the needle assembly that is in contact with the skin; injection is performed so that a drug is injected through a needle after it is determined that the needle is in close contact with the skin by comparing a sensed vacuum suction pressure value with a preset vacuum suction pressure value; and if injection is completed, the needle assembly is separated from the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: PANACE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Tae Yoon
  • Patent number: 10369269
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for delivering reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue site, such as a bone tissue site. In one instance, a manifold for providing reduced pressure to a subcutaneous tissue includes a longitudinal manifold body formed with at least one purging lumen and a reduced-pressure lumen. The manifold further includes a plurality of manifolding surface features or slits formed on the second, tissue-facing side of the longitudinal manifold body and a plurality of apertures formed in the longitudinal manifold body on the second, tissue-facing side. The plurality of apertures fluidly couple the reduced-pressure lumen and the manifolding surface features or slits. The manifold further includes an end cap fluidly coupling the reduced-pressure lumen and the at least one purging lumen. Other systems, apparatuses, and methods are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Joseph Santora, Michael E. Manwaring, Douglas A. Cornet, Justin Alexander Long, Larry D. Swain
  • Patent number: 10363424
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a hermetic lead connector includes fixing an electrically insulating ring between an electrically conducting contact ring and an electrically conducting spacer ring to form a hermetic ring subassembly, and fixing a plurality of the hermetic ring subassemblies in axial alignment to form a hermetic lead connector. The hermetic lead connector includes an open end, an outer surface, and an inner surface defining a lead aperture. The hermetic lead connector provides a hermetic seal between the outer surface and the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren A. Janzig, Gerald G. Lindner, Chris J. Paidosh
  • Patent number: 10363363
    Abstract: A wearable, conductive textile patch is provided that may include any of a number of features for monitoring body analytes and/or delivering fluids to a body. In one embodiment of the invention, a single, patch-mounted system monitors glucose levels of a diabetic person and provides appropriate doses of insulin in response to the glucose measurements. A hand-held user interface can be provided for wirelessly controlling the system and/or receiving information from it. Conductive pathways can be formed in the fabric of the patch. Components that can be integrated into the flexible patch include a power source, controller, transmitter, antenna, temperature and other sensors, fluid pump, infusion set, electrical pathways, switches, controls, electrodes, connectors, resistors and other circuit elements. Such components can be embedded, interwoven or coated on to the flexible patch instead of or in addition to surface mounting. Methods associated with use of the flexible patch system are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Gary Ashley Stafford
  • Patent number: 10357619
    Abstract: An auto-injection device including a housing, cartridge, needle, and needle cover. The housing includes longitudinally extending flexible arms. The cartridge moves relative to the housing and contains fluid medicament. The needle is at a proximal end of the device. The needle cover has openings along the longitudinal direction and moves between a first position, a second position, and a third position, wherein the needle is unexposed in the first and third positions and in the second position the needle is exposed. The needle cover is biased towards the third position. An abutment on the at least one longitudinally extending arm of the housing is receivable within the at least one opening along the longitudinal direction of the needle cover when the needle cover is biased into the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Chalbourne Brasington
    Inventor: Chalbourne Brasington