Material Conduit Forced Into Body By Spring Patents (Class 604/136)
  • Patent number: 10980938
    Abstract: A device and method for creating a fluid path are disclosed. A patch pump may include a start button. A force may be applied on a button needle in a force direction, based on activating the start button. A first end of the button needle may puncture a fluid container by moving the button needle from a first button needle position to a second button needle position via the force in the force direction. A second end of the button needle may be positioned underneath a carrier septum contained in a carrier, via the applied force. The carrier may be released based on activating the start button and the second end of the button needle, based on releasing the carrier, may puncture the carrier septum. A fluid path may be provided form the fluid container to a patient's tissue based on puncturing the fluid container and the carrier septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventors: Eyal Barmaimon, Lior Shtram, Shai Finkman, Itay Landsman
  • Patent number: 10933193
    Abstract: An injection device is presented having a housing, a container holder, a first and a second energy accumulating member arranged in the interior of the housing adapted to accumulate and store energy, a sleeve, a plunger holder operationally associated with said first energy accumulating member such that the plunger holder and the container holder are axially moveable in relation to the housing a predetermined distance towards the proximal end of the injection device from an initial position to a position following needle penetration, and a plunger rod being operationally associated with said second energy accumulating member such that the plunger rod is axially moveable in relation to the container holder, wherein in the initial position movement of the plunger holder is substantially inhibited by at least one first biasable member that recoils when being overlapped by an opening and/or recess of the sleeve such that the plunger holder is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Anders Boström, Elin Gabrielsson
  • Patent number: 10918803
    Abstract: A syringe carrier includes a housing adapted to receive a syringe having a needle encapsulated by a removable protective needle sheath, and two or more flexible arms protruding inwards in a relaxed state and adapted to couple with the syringe in a mounted position. The flexible arms are adapted to deflect radially outwards in a pre-assembled position of the syringe in the syringe carrier. In the mounted position the flexible arms are allowed to return into the relaxed state due, in part, to an axial force operating on the syringe carrier. The disclosure further relates to an autoinjector and a method of assembling the autoinjector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, William Timmis, Louise Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10918846
    Abstract: To achieve stable administration of a medicine into a dermis by improving the operability of a device that inserts a microneedle into a skin. An impacting type applicator (1) for a microneedle patch is an applicator that applies a microneedle patch (3) to a skin includes a main body (5), a spring expanding/compressing lever (7), a resilient body (9), a lock mechanism (11), and a piercing switch (13). The spring expanding/compressing lever (7) is movably attached to the main body (5), and the microneedle patch (3) can be attached to a leading end of the spring expanding/compressing lever (7). The resilient body (9) is a member that imparts a biasing force to the spring expanding/compressing lever (7). The lock mechanism (11) is a mechanism that locks the spring expanding/compressing lever (7) in a state where the resilient body (9) exerts the biasing force on the main body (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Labo Juversa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagai, Risa Nakaoka, Ichiro Ono, Kanji Takada
  • Patent number: 10905829
    Abstract: A sub-assembly of a medicament delivery device, the sub-assembly including a housing for containing a propellant source, and a locking ring for attachment to the housing. The housing is configured to receive a flange of a syringe, the locking ring is configured to retain a syringe flange received in the housing between the locking ring and the housing when the locking ring is attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CONSORT MEDICAL PLC
    Inventors: Alastair Willoughby, Marta Vilaplana, Alan Judd
  • Patent number: 10898646
    Abstract: According to aspects of the present disclosure, a retaining apparatus for use with a medicament delivery device is provided. The medicament delivery device includes a container holder assembly and an actuator assembly. The container holder assembly is configured to receive a container containing a medicament. The container holder assembly is configured to couple to the actuator assembly. The actuator assembly includes a plunger rod for engaging a stopper in the container. The retaining apparatus includes a plunger lock, a retaining member, and a biasing member. The plunger lock is seated within a proximal end of the actuator assembly, and secures the plunger rod. The retaining member is seated within the plunger lock. The biasing member is secured between the proximal end of the actuator assembly and the retaining member. The retaining member is biased in a proximal direction by the biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventors: Per Klintenstedt, Anders Wieselblad, Gunnar Elmen
  • Patent number: 10881804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing, which housing is arranged to accommodate a medicament container, a drive unit operably arranged to act on said medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament, the drive unit comprising a plunger rod, a force element operably connected to said plunger rod, a connector arranged to releasibly hold said plunger rod, an actuator element operably arranged to said connector and a manually operable actuator arranged to act on said actuator element for releasing said connector when operated. The invention is characterised in a safety device arranged to releasibly hold said actuator element in a locking position with said connector, preventing unintended release of said plunger rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Stefan Lööf, Stefan Morén
  • Patent number: 10881796
    Abstract: An automatic injection device is provided herein comprising a container body having a distal end and a proximal end; a piston locked at said proximal end of said container body before medication injection; a spring configured to bias said piston distally; a releasable restraining means configured to releasably restrain said piston in a locked state against said biasing of said spring, wherein, upon release of said releasable restraining means, said piston moves under force of said spring toward said distal end of said container body; an activation means configured to release said releasable means; a needle cap placed at said distal end of said container body; and a needle placed at said distal end of said container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10881795
    Abstract: An auto-injector for hypodermic delivery of medication includes a first subassembly releasably coupled to a second subassembly. The first subassembly includes a cartridge holder configured to receive a medication cartridge, an injection needle through which medication can pass from the medication cartridge, and a needle shield movable between an extended position enclosing the needle and a retracted position in which a proximal end of the needle is not enclosed by the needle shield. The second subassembly includes a movable plunger rod positioned within a housing. Movement of the needle shield in a proximal direction from the retracted position to the extended position following administration of the medication automatically releases the first subassembly from the second subassembly. The released first subassembly is locked with the needle shield in the extended position. A new first subassembly containing an unused dosage of medication may be inserted and releasably connected to the second subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: L.G.P. TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Lucio Giambattista
  • Patent number: 10814066
    Abstract: Medication dispensing apparatuses for dosing-up and delivering a pre-set dosage of a fluid product include a housing; a dosing element moveable relative to the housing between a starting position and a dosed-up position; a drive system coupled to the dosing element operable to initiate or perform a dispensing operation; and a sub-dose preventing system for preventing or blocking a dispensing operation of the drive system when the dosing element has not reached the dosed-up position and for allowing or unblocking a dispensing operation of the drive system when or after the dosing element has reached the dosed-up position, wherein the sub-dose preventing system is operable to block a rotational movement in a circumferential direction of the medication dispensing apparatus of a drive element of the drive system corresponding to a dispensing direction or a dial-down direction when preventing or blocking the dispensing operation of the drive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ypsomed AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Moser, Christian Schrul, Jürg Hirschel
  • Patent number: 10799644
    Abstract: The invention relates to a medical injection device having a polymeric housing or housing parts. The housing comprises a moulded outer housing element and a moulded elongated tubular inner housing element. The elongated tubular inner housing element is formed as one unitary element and carries a pointer and one or more projections in predetermined and correlated positions. The pointer points to indicia on a scale drum and the projections engage the scale drum. The outer housing element is moulded over the elongated tubular inner housing element in a 2K moulding to form one single housing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Ken Hansen, Imran Ghulam, Jesper Bach Noergaard, Claus Urup Gjoedesen, Asger Meng Larsen
  • Patent number: 10780222
    Abstract: This disclosure teaches the concept, and method of creating, a dual use device intended for persons who take insulin. In one embodiment, the novel device is an insulin delivery cannula, the outer wall of which contains electrodes, chemical compounds and electrical interconnects that allow continuous glucose sensing and delivery of data to a remote device. Heretofore, the main problem in attempting to sense glucose at the site of insulin delivery has been the high current resulting from oxidation by the sensor of the preservatives in the insulin formulations. One means of eliminating these interferences is to poise the indicating electrode(s) of the sensor at a bias sufficiently low to avoid the signal from oxidation of the preservatives. One way of obtaining a glucose signal at a low bias is to use an osmium-ligand-polymer complex instead of conventional hydrogen peroxide sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: PACIFIC DIABETES TECHNOLOGIES INC
    Inventors: William Kenneth Ward, Robert S Cargill, Gabriel Heinrich, Sheila Benware, Mark Vreeke, Joseph D. Kowalski, Thomas Seidl
  • Patent number: 10773023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament delivery device comprising a housing having opposite distal and proximal ends; a medicament container holder with a medicament container, disposed within the housing, wherein the container has a front opening with or for a delivery member for delivering the medicament therethrough and at least a movable stopper; a drive unit comprising a power source and a plunger rod, wherein said drive unit is arranged to be movable between a non-delivery state in which said power source is in a cocked state and a delivery state in which said power source acts on said plunger rod which in its turn acts on said stopper for delivering a dose of medicament from said medicament container; retaining means operably connected to said drive unit, and capable of holding said drive unit in its non-delivery state; and activation means operably connected to said retaining means, and capable of releasing said drive unit from its non-delivery state; wherein the device further comprises a deli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 10758677
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drive mechanism for a medicament delivery device, comprising a plunger rod (54) arranged to act on a stopper (28) arranged in a medicament container (16); a compression drive spring (58) operably connected to said plunger rod (54) and capable of applying a force on said plunger rod (54); a spring guide (78) arranged coaxial with, and radially outside, said compression drive spring (58), capable of preventing buckling of said drive spring, wherein said spring guide (78) comprises a resilient force element (86) capable of applying a force on said medicament container (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Brian Maxfield
  • Patent number: 10729853
    Abstract: According to the invention, an auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) comprises of a substantially cylindrical housing arranged to contain a pre-filled syringe filled with the medicament (M), a needle shroud slibably arranged with respect to the housing and adapted to rest on the skin of a patient receiving an injection, a releasable drive means arranged within the housing that is capable of, upon release, translating the needle shroud in a proximal direction (P) towards a safe position (PS) and a rotating collar rotatably arranged within the housing. The needle shroud in the safe position (PS) surrounds the injection needle after the injection has been carried out. The rotating collar engages the needle shroud in a manner that forces the rotating collar to rotate within the housing when the needle shroud is translated in the proximal direction (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10716893
    Abstract: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive material on at least one side so as to attach to the body. The members of the first set are spaced to allow the members of the second set to attach to the body in spaces provided between the members of the first set, and the members of the second set are spaced to allow members of the first set to detach from the body without detaching the members of the second set. Also, fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Larry B. Gray, Eric Yeaton
  • Patent number: 10709844
    Abstract: A safety member for use with an injection device is disclosed. The safety member includes a blocking ring extending into a housing of the injection device in blocking association with a latch member associated with a trigger mechanism of the injector, in which the blocking ring blocks movement of a portion of the trigger mechanism into a firing position. The safety member further includes a manipulable portion disposed outside the housing and configured for hand-manipulation by a user to remove the safety member from the housing to unblock the firing mechanism to enable firing of the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Julius C. Sund, Eric Lagman, Peter A. Hoeft, Paul R. Lesch, Jr., Thomas E. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10660823
    Abstract: An assembly for mixing drug components includes a housing to at least partially hold a first drug component container and a second drug component container. The assembly also includes a transfer member having first and second ends to fluidly couple the respective first and second drug component containers. The assembly further includes a pressure member to fluidly couple the first drug component container to a pressure generation chamber. In addition, the assembly includes an energy storage member to generate pressure in the pressure generation chamber to transfer a fluid from the first drug component container into the second drug component container. Moreover, the assembly includes an exit member to fluidly couple the second drug component container to an exterior of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CREDENCE MEDSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alan E. Shluzas, Stephen H. Diaz
  • Patent number: 10653849
    Abstract: Medicament delivery device comprising a movable guard (10) being movable between a proximal and a distal position and a locking mechanism (15) having a lever (16), the lever (16) restricting movement of an actuation locking member (24) until the movable guard is positioned in a distal position and the lever (16) restricting movement of the guard (10) in a proximal position after actuation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 10646662
    Abstract: An injection device that comprises a chamber configured for containing a substance to be injected and a needle operatively associated with the chamber and having a length sufficient to deliver the substance to an intradermal injection site. A collar surrounds the needle, defining a collar cavity. The collar also has a peripheral forward skin-contacting surface that surrounds and is radially spaced from the needle and injection site by an area that is sufficiently large to allow a patient's skin to move into the collar cavity to properly position the needle for intradermal delivery of the substance to the injection site to allow spread of the injected substance under the skin while inhibiting or preventing backpressure within the skin from forcing the substance out through the injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Sadowski, Paul R. Lesch, David L. Bremseth
  • Patent number: 10632259
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a holding unit (5), a driving unit (7) releasably held by the holding unit, an activation unit (6) used to release the driving unit from the holding unit, and an injection unit (8) to be moved by the driving unit. The injection unit includes a hub (85) held by the driving unit, a cannula (86) fixed to the hub and a container (83) slidably connected to the hub. After the driving unit is released, the proximal end of the cannula protrudes out of the activation unit before the distal end of the cannula fluidly communicates with the container. The medicament delivery device is combined with an electronic device in an assembly. When a casing cap of the assembly is removed, the electronic device or an app in the electronic device or a function of the electronic device is automatically activated to wirelessly communicate with another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Scott, Slobodan Stefanov, Chun Chu
  • Patent number: 10625023
    Abstract: An auto-injector device including a syringe, a needle arranged in the vicinity of a first end of the syringe, and a plunger arranged within the syringe. A volume within the syringe between the plunger the needle accommodates medicine, such that movement of the plunger toward the needle dispenses medicine through the needle. A selection assembly configurable by a user to adjust an amount of medicine dispensed by the auto-injector device and depth to which the medicine is delivered. Also, a method for treating a skin lesion or skin disorder utilizing the auto-injector and a kit for patient administered treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Onorato
  • Patent number: 10603446
    Abstract: Catheter and needle assemblies with spring-powered retractable needles are described. The assemblies can include a hollow handle, a grip portion, a catheter hub with a catheter, and a needle. The needle can have a first position in which the needle is slidably disposed within the catheter and a second position in which the needle is slidably removed from the catheter and retracted at least in part into the hollow handle. The grip portion can include a trigger portion that activates a spring to move the needle from the first position into the second position. In the second position, a sharp distal point of the needle is shielded by the grip portion to prevent accidental needle sticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Stephanie J Branson, Weston F Harding, S Ray Isaacson
  • Patent number: 10576206
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a carrier, and an expandable assembly. The housing defines an opening configured to selectively place a gas chamber of the housing in fluid communication with an exterior volume. The carrier is movably disposed within the housing and is coupled to a medicament container. A proximal surface of the carrier defines a portion of a boundary of the gas chamber. The expandable assembly has a first member and a second member. The first member is coupled to an elastomeric member disposed within the medicament container, and the second member includes a valve portion. The expandable assembly transitions from a collapsed configuration to an expanded configuration when the elastomeric member moves within the medicament container. The valve portion moves relative to the opening when the expandable assembly transitions from the first to the second configuration, placing the gas chamber in fluid communication with the exterior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10556065
    Abstract: An injection pen comprises a circularly pushing device (1) and a vial housing (2), and is used to combine a medication vial (3) with a needle (4). The circularly pushing device (1) comprises a jointing member (10), a spiral sleeve (20), a spiral duct (30), a spirally-pushing tube (40), a threaded-connection shrink-ring (50), a propelling lever (60), a one-way ratchet ring (70), and an injection operation member (80). During the injection, the one-way ratchet ring (70) on a push rod (81) is jointed with a one-way ratchet groove portion (46) of the spirally-pushing tube (40) so as to restrain the rotation directions of the push rod (81) and the spirally-pushing tube (40); the propelling lever (60) cannot be rotated due to the limit of the jointing member (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CC Biotechnology Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Min Yeh
  • Patent number: 10543310
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. The flow activator may be actuated in a deployment direction by a deployment actuator, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, an effector may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and may do so in response to actuation of the flow activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Ping Gong, Shawn Davis
  • Patent number: 10529252
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a resettable shield-activated injection training device is provided. The training device includes an outer housing comprising a proximal end and a distal end, an inner housing comprising a proximal end and a distal end, plunger retention protrusions near the proximal end, and an asymmetrical projection at the distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Noble International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Wai Yin Christopher Chung, Hou Shi Shuang, Francis Michael Siemer
  • Patent number: 10512733
    Abstract: According to the invention a safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises a substantially cylindrical and hollow support body and a hollow needle shield slideably arranged relative to the support body. The support body comprises at least one resilient arm and the hollow needle shield or a needle shield assembly comprises at least one curved actuation ramp. The curved actuation ramp protrudes in a lateral direction (L) perpendicular to a central axis (A) of the safety device. The curved actuation ramp comprises a first lateral dimension (L1) at a proximal end of the needle shield and a second lateral dimension (L2) exceeding the first lateral dimension (L1) at a distal end of the needle shield. The resilient arm engages the curved actuation ramp when the needle shield is slid relative to the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10426895
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drive mechanism which is suitable for an injection device, especially a pen type drug delivery device and to such a drug delivery device. The mechanism comprises a spring driven rotatable drive member, a rotatable driven member, a clutch rotationally coupling the driven member and the drive member in a coupled state and allowing relative clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation between the driven member and the drive member in a decoupled state, and a spring biasing the clutch into its coupled state and allowing relative axial movement between the drive member and the driven member into the decoupled state of the clutch against the bias of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: William Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, Joseph Butler, Matthew Jones, Samuel Steel, Richard James Vincent Avery
  • Patent number: 10420899
    Abstract: An assembly for a drug delivery device (200) is provided, the assembly comprising a needle mounting feature (1), a needle detector (2), a housing (3) and a movable feature (4) which is movably connected to the housing (3) and movable with respect thereto between a first position and a second position different from the first position. The needle detector (2) is configured to detect whether a needle (101) is mounted to the needle mounting feature (1). The assembly is further configured such that when a needle (101) is mounted to the needle mounting feature (1), the movable feature (4) is in the second position and when the needle (101) is not mounted to the needle mounting feature (1), the movable feature (4) is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, Michael Bainton, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 10413660
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Eric Bene, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 10383996
    Abstract: A medication delivery device comprises an injection device having a reservoir comprising a medicament to be ejected, and a sensor arranged to detect an ejection of the medicament from the injection device, the sensor being arranged to output a signal comprising ejecting information, and a processor for collecting and storing the ejection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Christian Peter Enggaard, Preben Nielsen, Bodo von Münchow
  • Patent number: 10369277
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inserter for an infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as e.g. insulin. The inserter comprises a needle hub comprising an insertion needle and two spring units assuring automatic insertion and automatic retraction of the insertion needle. The inserter comprises a housing (1), a carrier body (2) carrying an infusion part (8), a needle hub (3), a first moving unit (4) bringing the carrier body (2) to a forward position and a second moving unit (5) bringing the carrier body (2) to a retracted position. The inserter is characterized in that it has means for activation which should be activated at least once in order to bring the carrier body (2) from a retracted to a forward position, and back from the forward to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: UNOMEDICAL A/S
    Inventors: Lasse W. Mogensen, Orla Mathiasen
  • Patent number: 10335549
    Abstract: A method includes moving an actuation lock of a medical injector from a first position to a second position. The actuation lock has an extended portion disposed between a shoulder of a housing and the base when the actuation lock is in the first position. The extended portion is spaced apart from the base when the actuation lock is in the second position. A distal end portion of a base, which is movably coupled to an end portion of the housing, is placed into contact with a body. The base is actuated after the placing to release an energy from an energy storage member within the housing to produce a force to move a needle from a first needle position to a second needle position. At least a portion of the needle extends through the base when the needle is in the second needle position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10322237
    Abstract: An autoinjector having a reservoir containing fluid and including: a piston; a piston rod cooperating with the piston and is movable between a rest position and an injection position in which the piston rod has moved the piston to inject the fluid; an actuator spring urging the piston rod towards its injection position; a force-adjustment system exerting at least one force on the piston rod, the force adding to the force exerted by the spring on the piston rod at the beginning of injection; two pivot members cooperating with the piston rod and are connected together by two resilient elements, at least one pivot member being blocked prior to actuation by a locking system, thus preventing the autoinjector from being actuated, and an unlocking element adapted to move and/or to deform the locking system so as to unblock the at least one pivot member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: David Fabien
  • Patent number: 10314987
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a housing adapted to receive a medicament container; an actuation member movable from a first position to a second position, such that the medicament is allowed to be expelled through the delivery member; and an interlock member movable between a locking position and a releasing position. The device has an indicator to show that it has been used provided by the actuation member's being retained in its second position. The actuation member includes at least one latching projection, and the drive mechanism includes corresponding latching surfaces, against which the latching projections latch when the actuation member is in its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 10307539
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a generally elongated tubular housing having opposite proximal and distal parts; a needle shield sleeve slidably and coaxially arranged inside the housing with a proximal part of the sleeve protruding a distance outside the proximal part of the housing; a syringe carrier mechanism having a syringe carrier slidably and coaxially arranged within the needle shield sleeve, a syringe having a stopper, a medicament, and a needle, the syringe being coaxially arranged within the syringe carrier; and a holding member connected to the syringe carrier; a first activator member an a second activator member; a drive mechanism adapted to accumulate a drive force for moving the syringe carrier mechanism in a first step and a second step. The second activator member is arranged within an information device for producing audible, visual, and/or tactile feedback to a user about a completed injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Oscar Alexandersson
  • Patent number: 10302536
    Abstract: Systems and devices for the isolation of biological agents that are infused in a solution causing those agents to float. These systems and devices have numerous research, diagnostic, clinical, consumer, and other applications. An aspect of the disclosure provides for an apparatus for isolation or enrichment of biological agents from a sample comprising: a sample container comprising an inner volume to hold a sample and a plurality of micro bubbles, a tapered end and an open end, a plunger inserted into the open end and a tip of the tapered end forming an acute angle relative to the horizontal axis of the sample container, wherein the plurality of micro bubbles float one or more biological agents of the sample and wherein the plunger moves towards the tip to isolate or enrich the one or more biological agents from the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DIAGNOLOGIX, LLC
    Inventors: Guixin Shi, Michael Benchimol, Tyler Watson
  • Patent number: 10258445
    Abstract: An injection apparatus for injecting a medicament into a patient, the injection apparatus has a stationary head and a movable head that is movable with respect to the stationary head. A needle is attached to a needle holder that is held by the movable head and by the stationary head. When the movable head is urged rearwardly, a front edge of the needle moves forwardly with respect to a front face of the movable head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Target Point Technologies Ltd
    Inventors: Asaf Halamish, Gershon Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10232124
    Abstract: An injector device includes an injector body that receives a syringe; and an injection assembly being configured to dispense medicament from the syringe in a dispensation step. Certain types of injector devices include a sudden completion indicator that indicates when the injection is completed. Certain types of injector devices are configured to dispense two different medicament formulations having different viscosities from syringes without making any changes to the injector devices other than to switch out the syringes. Certain types of injector devices include safety arrangements that inhibit firing of the injector device until front and rear housing assemblies are disposed in predetermined rotational and axial positions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toby Cowe
  • Patent number: 10232118
    Abstract: A drive assembly for a drug delivery device includes a drive mechanism comprising a piston rod and a drive member to drive the piston rod to dispense a dose of drug and a dose member coupled to the drive member. The assembly further comprises a return mechanism comprising a spring member. The assembly further comprises a movable member which is coupled to the spring member. In a setting, the movable member is coupled to the dose member and, the movable member is movable from an initial position to a dose set position, thereby biasing the spring member. In the dispensing, the drive member and the movable member are decoupled such that the drive mechanism is operable by the user by application of a driving force to the drive mechanism, wherein the spring member of the return mechanism drives the movable member independently of the driving force towards its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Anthony Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10220145
    Abstract: Method and system for providing an integrated analyte monitoring system and on-body patch pump with multiple cannulas and a sensor combination is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: R. Curtis Jennewine
  • Patent number: 10207059
    Abstract: A device for receiving an injection syringe, configured to receive an injection syringe including a needle and a protective cap for the needle. The receiving device has a distal end and includes a member for removing the protective cap, removably fastened onto the distal end of the receiving device, the removal member including a gripping section for gripping by a user and a catch on the cap, able to drive the cap when the removal member is removed from the receiving device, so as to strip the needle. An assembly including a receiving device and an injection syringe as well as a method for assembling a receiving device and an injection syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nemera la Verpilliere
    Inventors: Patrick Perche, Philippe Sahm, Clement Dumet, Jose Camba, Pascal Dugand
  • Patent number: 10179212
    Abstract: An injection device for expelling a dose of drug from a held cartridge (600) is described. A needle shield (350, 380) is axially movable relative to a base (200, 220, 230) between a proximal collapsed position and a distal extended position. A needle shield lock comprises a deflectable lock element (392) operable to prevent the needle shield (350, 380) from being moved towards the proximal collapsed position. A lock activator (402) associated with a plunger (310, 400) exerts an activation force on the deflectable lock element when the plunger assumes a final position. A biasing means (403) is arranged to act between the lock activator (402) and the deflectable lock element (392), the biasing means (403) being configured to resiliency transfer the activation force from the lock activator (402) to the deflectable lock element (392) to enable the needle shield (350, 380) to become locked in the distal extended position but only when the plunger (310, 400) assumes the final position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Mads Schenstroem Stefansen, Soeren Kjellerup Hansen, Bastian Gaardsvig Kjeldsen
  • Patent number: 10166335
    Abstract: The invention provides a drive mechanism for an autoinjector, configured to be coupled to a drug containing portion to form a complete autoinjector, the drive mechanism comprising: a housing (20); a drive means coupled to the housing, the drive means comprising a resilient member (22); a retaining means coupled to the housing, the retaining means (60) engaging the drive means in a first position to retain the resilient member in a deformed condition, and releasing the drive means in a second position; and a coupling means (24) for coupling with a drug containing portion (10). The drug containing portion retains the drive means in a second deformed condition when the retaining means is in the second position, the drive means storing enough energy in the second deformed condition to drive needle insertion and/or drug delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: OVAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Dominic Charles Reber, Congyi Huang, Matthew Young
  • Patent number: 10137253
    Abstract: A driving and dosing device for an injection device for administering a liquid product, in particular a medication, wherein a product dose to be administered can be set by means of the driving and dosing device, comprising: a) a housing, b) a dose indicating element, around the circumference of which a dose scale is arranged, c) a pointing device and a (d) dosing element that can be gripped in particular by the user of the driving and dosing device, wherein the dose indicating element can be rotated, in particular screwed, relative to the pointing device and about an axis of rotation (L) and a value of the dose scale that corresponds to the set dose can be read by means of the pointing device, in order to set the dose to be administered by rotating the dosing element relative to the pointing device, and e); a discharge spring, which stores the energy required for discharging the product, wherein the discharge spring is loaded by means of rotation of the dosing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TECPHARMA LICENSING AG
    Inventors: Susanne Schenker, Ursina Streit
  • Patent number: 10105499
    Abstract: The invention relates to an activator unit for an autoinjector, comprising a substantially cylindrical housing (3) in which an axially movable pressure pin (4) is guided, said pressure pin being insertable counter to a spring unit and being lockable, when inserted, by means of detent projections (6) of a retaining element (5) that is connected to the pressure pin. The spring unit comprises a first coil spring (1) and at least one second coil spring (2) having a larger diameter than the first coil spring, the second coil spring being coaxial to the first coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Pharma Consult GES.M.B.H.
    Inventors: Andreas Schwirtz, Markus Csenar
  • Patent number: 10092277
    Abstract: An aspiration apparatus includes a barrel having a needle receiving end and a piston receiving end. The barrel has an inner diameter and an outer diameter. The piston receiving end of the barrel has substantially the same inner diameter as the inner diameter of the barrel. The barrel has an opening therein through a sidewall of the barrel. The opening is between the needle receiving end and the piston receiving end. The opening is distant from the needle receiving end. The aspiration apparatus also includes a needle sealingly attached to the needle receiving end of the barrel, and a piston having an end which substantially seals to the inner diameter of the barrel. The piston is capable of a number of positions including a first position near the needle receiving end, a third position past the opening in the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GREER MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Zine-Eddine Boutaghou, Peter Crane
  • Patent number: 10058654
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is provided having a power body having opposite proximal and distal ends, a plunger rod driver coaxial and movably arranged in relation to said power body, a plunger rod coaxial and movably arranged in relation to said plunger rod driver, a force spring element operably connected between the plunger rod and the power body The plunger rod driver has a first holding elements arranged to interact with second holding elements on the plunger rod and with the power body for releasably holding the plunger rod with the force spring element in an injection tensioned state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CAREBAY EUROPE LTD
    Inventor: Elin Gabrielsson
  • Patent number: 10039888
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for setting and dispensing a dose of a drug is presented having a support body having a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening and a centered outer indicator ring. A syringe barrel sealed by a stopper is slidably disposed therein along an axial direction and adapted to have an integrated needle or to be coupled with a needle assembly, wherein the syringe barrel is positioned within the support body. A needle shield is adapted to be coupled to one of the ends of the support body and slidably disposed thereon. An outer body is adapted to be coupled to the other end of the support body and slidably disposed thereon, wherein the outer indicator ring limits the movement of the outer body as well as of the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Harms, Verena Hofmann, Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Graham Wilson