Material Impelled By Pump Patents (Class 604/151)
  • Patent number: 11225952
    Abstract: A fluid pump includes a pump body with a manual operation bulb or a power supply unit provided on an upper end and an inlet and an outlet provided on both sides of a liquid passage. A suction pipe connected to the inlet of the pump body includes a bendable part between an upper suction pipe part and a lower suction pipe part which are formed in a rigid rod shape. A discharge hose shaped as a bellows tube is connected to the outlet of the pump body. A pipe sleeve has ends partially fitted into the upper suction pipe part and the lower suction pipe part. It is installed on the outer circumferential surface of the suction pipe and shaped as a cylinder or a “C” with one end cut out from the cylinder to facilitate moving its position from the bending part to the upper suction pipe part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: TERA PUMP, DUKSHIN CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Kyung Suh Park
  • Patent number: 11213625
    Abstract: A communication device for a medicament delivery device is presented that includes at least one translation detection arrangement, configured to detect a translation of at least one physical part of the medicament delivery device by utilization of a resilience and an electrical conductivity for at least one spring of the medicament delivery device. Also included is at least one change of state detection unit, configured to detect at least one change of state for the medicament delivery device based on the detected translation. The communication device further includes at least one activation unit, configured to activate the at least one change of state detection unit based on the at least one detected translation. The communication device also includes at least one transmission unit configured to provide a wireless transmission of information related to the at least one change of state to an external receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Daniel Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11217340
    Abstract: A syringe pump is disclosed that includes a body, a syringe seat, a syringe actuator, a memory, and one or more processors. The syringe seat is coupled to the body. The syringe actuator is configured to actuate a syringe secured within the syringe seat. The memory is configured to store a plurality of instructions. The one or more processors, in accordance with the plurality of instructions, is/are configured to: prime the syringe pump in a prime phase; determine if an occlusion exists during the prime phase using a first test; stop the prime phase; initiate fluid delivery into a patient; enter into a start-up phase; determine if an occlusion exists using a second test during the start-up phase; transition from the start-up phase into a steady-state phase; and determine if an occlusion exists during the steady-state phase using a third test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Martin D. Desch, Larry B. Gray, Jesse T. Bodwell, Dirk a. van der Merwe
  • Patent number: 11213662
    Abstract: Presented herein are implantable systems and methods for long-term delivery of treatment substance to a recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Cochlear Limited
    Inventors: Kristien Johanna Maria Verhoeven, Daniel Smyth, Jonathon Kirk, Claudiu G. Treaba, Marcus Andersson
  • Patent number: 11207462
    Abstract: An engagement mechanism associated with a reciprocally movable piston of a fluid injector is configured for releasably engaging an engagement portion at a proximal end of a rolling diaphragm syringe having a flexible sidewall configured for rolling upon itself when acted upon by the piston. The engagement mechanism has a plurality of engagement elements reversibly and radially movable relative to the engagement portion of the syringe between a first position, where the plurality of engagement elements are disengaged from the engagement portion of the syringe, and a second position, where the plurality of engagement elements are engaged with the engagement portion of the syringe. The engagement mechanism further has a drive mechanism for moving the plurality of engagement elements between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Cowan, Michael Spohn, Adam Steege, Jessie Delgado, Keith Lipford, Chet Larrow, Mariano Mumpower, Danica Gordon
  • Patent number: 11197964
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure relate, generally, to a replacement pen cap for a medication injection pen comprising at least one temperature sensor for monitoring a temperature of a medication, detect dosing events, and determine that medication may be denatured based on temperature data, received analyte measurement data prior, and the detected dosing events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sjolund, Ambika Srinath, Andrew Bochenko, George Crothall, Bryan Mazlish, Jennifer Martin Block, Sarah Matarese, Linda Mackowiak, Lane Desborough
  • Patent number: 11154357
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a body, a catheter, and a fluid connector assembly. The catheter extends distally from the body and includes at least one electrode and at least one irrigation port. A fluid conduit is in fluid communication with the at least one irrigation port. A fluid connector assembly extends proximally from the body and includes a fluid connector body and a grounding member. The fluid connector body is configured to couple with a complementary connector associated with a fluid source. A proximal end of the fluid conduit is positioned in an interior region of the fluid connector body. The grounding member is interposed between the proximal end of the fluid conduit and the fluid connector body. The grounding member is in communication with the interior region of the fluid connector body such that the grounding member provides an electrical ground to fluid communicated to the fluid conduit via the fluid connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven W. Wu, Yitzhak T. Levy, Alexander Lifshitz
  • Patent number: 11147915
    Abstract: A variety of location-based and/or proximity-based features related to diabetes management systems can be used to improve maintenance compliance and/or to provide important information to PWD designated assistance entities (e.g., family, friends, givers, HCPs, emergency medicine providers) under certain conditions. In some cases, a user's location can be tracked or determined to trigger and/or time alerts about upcoming maintenance tasks in a way that will increase the likelihood that the PWD will immediately perform the designated maintenance task. In some cases, methods, devices, and systems provided herein can use proximity to non-paired mobile computing devices to deliver data to PWD designated assistance entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brewer, Kevin S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11147579
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a medical device. The medical device includes a blade tube section, a motor, and a cotch yoke or slotted link mechanism. The blade tube section includes an outer blade tube, an inner blade tube, and a cutting window at a distal end of the blade tube section. The motor is spaced from the blade tube section. The scotch yoke or slotted link mechanism is between the inner blade tube and the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Gyrus Acmi. Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Edwards, Ahmad Alsaffar, Joel Willhite, David Church, Daniel Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11129943
    Abstract: A wearable drug delivery device that can deliver a liquid drug stored in a container to a patient is provided. The container can be a prefilled cartridge that can be loaded into the drug delivery device by the patient or that can be preloaded within the drug delivery device when provided to the patient. A sealed end of the container is pierced to couple the stored liquid drug to a needle conduit that is coupled to a needle insertion component that provides access to the patient. A drive system of the drug delivery device can expel the liquid drug from the cartridge to the patient through the needle conduit. The drive system can be controlled to provide the liquid drug to the patient in a single dose or over multiple doses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Nazzaro, Ian McLaughlin, Simon Kozin, Maureen McCaffrey, Jackie Mac, Alexander Doudoumopoulos, Bhavin Patel
  • Patent number: 11090417
    Abstract: Provided is a device for suctioning bodily fluids and for supplying a fluid substance to a human or animal body, in which the device includes a drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) having a drive (20), a pump head (30, 30?, 30?) which is drivable by the drive (20) and a connecting part (5, 7?, 4?) which is releasably connectable to the drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) and has a tube guide (555, 710?, 43?). The tube guide (555, 710?, 43?) is realized in such a manner for receiving a tube (I) that the tube, in combination with the pump head (30, 30?, 30?), forms a peristaltic pump (3) by way of which the fluid substance is conveyable through the tube (I) to the human or animal body. The pump head (30, 30?, 30?) is incorporated in the connecting part (5, 7?, 4?), and the drive unit (1, 1?, 1?; 2) includes a coupling element (24, 24?) which is connected to the drive (20) in order to couple the pump head (30, 30?. 30?) to the drive (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MEDELA HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Hilmar Ehlert, Lukas Bannwart
  • Patent number: 11065432
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of dispensing fluid intravenously to a subject, and of flushing a line of an intravenous fluid administration apparatus, are provided. The apparatus may include a chamber including a plurality of connector ports and be configured to operate in fluid communication with an upstream source via a first connector port and, during operation, pass therethrough to downstream tubing, under a first pressure condition, first fluid from the upstream source via a second connector port. A third connector port may be configured to connect to an end of tubing or a valve connector such that, during operation, the chamber is configured to, under a second, higher pressure condition, pass therethrough to the downstream tubing a second fluid from a second fluid source via the third and second connector ports, prevent first fluid flow into the downstream tubing, and prevent second fluid flow through the first connector port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Joel S. Faden
  • Patent number: 11058859
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of dispensing fluid intravenously to a subject, and of flushing a line of an intravenous fluid administration apparatus, are provided. The apparatus may include a reservoir pump configured to operate in fluid communication with an upstream source of a first fluid and a downstream pressure-operated valve. The apparatus may also include a port connector configured to operate in fluid communication with at least the pressure-operated valve. The reservoir pump may also be configured to, during operation, automatically refill itself with the first fluid from the first upstream source. The downstream pressure-operated valve may be configured to operate in fluid communication with the reservoir pump and a second fluid source upstream of the pressure-operated valve, and to, during operation, dispense the first fluid to tubing downstream of the pressure-operated valve based on a pressure condition within the pressure-operated valve exceeding a threshold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Joel S. Faden
  • Patent number: 11033687
    Abstract: An injection device for dispensing of a liquid medicament is disclosed. The device includes an elongated housing extending in an axial direction to accommodate a cartridge, a drive member axially displaceable inside the housing and being in sealed engagement with a side wall of the housing, wherein the drive member has an abutment face to axially abut with a proximal end of a barrel of the cartridge to displace the cartridge from the undeployed position towards the deployed position, wherein the drive member has an outlet located distally from the sealed engagement and further has an inlet located proximally from the sealed engagement, wherein the inlet and the outlet are in flow connection with each other via a flow path extending through the drive member and wherein at least one flow restrictor is arranged across or in the flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Christian Dexheimer, Florian Hammen
  • Patent number: 11027055
    Abstract: An irrigation system is disclosed that can be uses in, for example, rectal irrigation. The system comprises a reservoir for an irrigating liquid and a probe for arrangement in a user. The probe includes an inflatable balloon for fixing the catheter in a body cavity. A first pump is provided to pump irrigation liquid from the reservoir to the probe, and a second pump is provided to pump a fluid to the balloon for inflation. A control unit controls the transfer of the irrigation liquid and the fluid, and includes a valve for releasing fluid from the balloon for deflation. Tubing provides fluid communication between the reservoir, control unit and probe. The control unit and the first and second pumps are further arranged as an integrated unitary component, and the manually operable balloon control element is arranged in the vicinity of the second pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventor: Erik Andréen
  • Patent number: 11017894
    Abstract: An infusion monitoring device (IMD) for facilitating infusion pump medication treatment compliance. The IMD having at least one sensor to monitor data on a tube extending from an infusion pump. The IMD may be part of a compliance system. The IMD able to collect data and communicate data to a network for remote compliance analysis. The system provides compliance feedback to support the patient and improve compliance with the treatment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Berenson Consulting Group Inc.
    Inventor: Mitchell Thomas Berenson
  • Patent number: 11007315
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for identification of medical fluid treatment to a medical patient. Systems and their operations are disclosed to identify a fluidic treatment protocol among a plurality of medical infusion lines. The system includes medical infusion pumps, illuminating medical infusion lines, and computing resources to initiate identification. Fluidic medical treatment is prone to error, cognitive load is elevated in healthcare operations, the various embodiments disclosed herein are systems and methods to decrease error and reduce cognitive load by identifying as a visual cue the medical fluid treatment protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CHS HEALTHCARE VENTURES, INC.
    Inventor: Hans Utz
  • Patent number: 11006903
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing sensitive and specific alarms indicative of glycemic condition are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method of processing sensor data by a continuous analyte sensor includes: evaluating sensor data using a first function to determine whether a real time glucose value meets a first threshold; evaluating sensor data using a second function to determine whether a predicted glucose value meets a second threshold; activating a hypoglycemic indicator if either the first threshold is met or if the second threshold is predicted to be met; and providing an output based on the activated hypoglycemic indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Hampapuram, Anna Leigh Davis, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Claudio Cobelli, Giovanni Sparacino, Andrea Facchinetti, Chiara Zecchin
  • Patent number: 10994077
    Abstract: Enhanced confirmations for programming of touchscreen infusion pumps reduce the likelihood of users confirming pump parameters that have been mistakenly programmed. Following programming of a given pump parameter, an icon or image intuitively related to the pump parameter can be displayed on the touchscreen. To confirm programming of the parameter, the user can be required to trace the icon on the touchscreen. The user will therefore necessarily associate the confirmation step with the parameter being programmed and be far more likely to realize if a mistake has been made because the user was intending to program a different parameter than with simple confirmations involving the press of a confirmation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Rosinko
  • Patent number: 10980939
    Abstract: A device includes: a first member comprising a first-member-side power transmission part; and a second member comprising a second-member-side power transmission part configured to be attachable to and detachable from the first member, the second member being a part of a medicinal-liquid administering device. The first-member-side power transmission part and the second-member-side power transmission part are configured to be engaged with each other for administering a medicinal liquid into a living body. The second member is configured to open a housing covering the first-member-side power transmission part to engage the second-member-side power transmission part with the first-member-side power transmission part at a time of attaching the first member to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kondo, Joji Uchiyama, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10977702
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive, electronic, knowledge-based ordering process for specialty/biotech pharmaceuticals (medically coded drugs) which results in less waste, improved procedural efficiencies, and greater cost savings than the current ordering systems. The knowledge-base of the system is based on the health plan's clinical policies as well as the status of the patient and their entitled benefits with the health plan, and it is applied in an interactive manner through a web-enabled system which provides a real-time, prospective examination and control over requests for authorization to dispense the medically coded drugs. The system also includes a feedback loop from the specialty pharmacies to provide information on the medicines that have actually been dispensed. The system also provides to the patient, educational material and adherence reminders to affect therapeutic outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AXON HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Minalkumar Patel, Mohan P. Charles, Melissa Sampson, Michael Escuder
  • Patent number: 10960134
    Abstract: A drug delivery system for injecting a medicament is provided. The system includes a container configured to receive a medicament; a drive assembly which, upon actuation, is configured to expel the medicament from the container; a needle for injecting the medicament to a patient; a fluid path assembly comprising a tube in fluid communication with the container and the needle for conducting fluid from the container to the needle; and a tube crimping arrangement configured to engage the tube to block fluid flow through the tube. The drive assembly causes the tube crimping arrangement to engage the tube after a dose of the medicament has been delivered to the patient through the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamie Anthony Salter, Oliver Charles Gazeley, David Aubrey Plumptre, James Alexander Senior, Gareth James Lewis, Malcolm Stanley Boyd, Javier Eduardo Nadal
  • Patent number: 10953153
    Abstract: An infusion device (1) for administering a medical fluid to a patient (P) comprises a pumping mechanism (11) for exerting a force onto a delivery set (2, 3) for delivering a medical fluid from the delivery set towards a patient (P), a sensor device (14) for measuring the force exerted on the delivery set (2, 3) by the pumping mechanism (11), the sensor device (14) being constituted to output a sensor signal indicative of the force exerted onto the delivery set (2, 3), and a processor device (15) for controlling operation of the infusion device (1). Herein, the processor device (15) is constituted to perform a diagnosis routine during which a sensor signal of the sensor device (14) is obtained and compared to an expected sensor signal, to allow for detecting a drift in the sensor signal of the sensor device (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Vial SAS
    Inventor: Rémy Wolff
  • Patent number: 10905823
    Abstract: An infusion set includes a base (221) and a flexible catheter (242) movable from a first catheter position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) to a second catheter position in which a free end of the catheter (242) is disposed externally of the base (221). An introducer needle (234) is located within the catheter (242) and is movable between a first introducer needle position disposed substantially entirely within the base (221) and a second introducer needle position in which a free end of the introducer needle (234) is disposed externally of the base (221). A spring (281) is activated to move the catheter (242) from the first to the second catheter position and the introducer needle (234) from the first to the second introducer needle position to facilitate insertion of the catheter (242).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Cole Constantineau, Ryan Schoonmaker, Azadeh Khanicheh, Michel Bruehwiler, Judy Walish
  • Patent number: 10898218
    Abstract: A tissue resecting device includes a handpiece assembly and an end effector assembly. The handpiece assembly includes a motor and a cooling assembly. The cooling assembly includes a housing, a fan assembly, and a fin pack. The fan assembly includes a tubular member configured to be received in the elongate cover, and a plurality of blades rotatably supported on the tubular member and operatively coupled with a drive rotor of the motor for concomitant rotation therewith. The fin pack includes a tubular base and a plurality of fins extending radially outward from the tubular base. The tubular base is disposed within the elongate cover and about the tubular member of the fan assembly. Actuation of the motor rotates the plurality of blades of the fan assembly to thereby advance air through a space between the fin pack and the elongate cover of the housing to facilitate cooling of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Paul F. Prokop
  • Patent number: 10849545
    Abstract: Embodiments herein include systems and methods for detecting, predicting and/or assessing acute kidney injury. In an embodiment, a monitoring system to detect acute kidney injury is included. The monitoring system can include a sensor circuit configured to collect renal data including at least one of systemic renal data, direct renal data, urinary tract data, and renal-relevant extracorporeal data. The monitoring system can also include a memory circuit to store collected renal data, an evaluation circuit to assess renal status, and a telemetry circuit. The evaluation circuit can determine whether acute kidney injury has occurred or is likely to occur by comparing the renal data to at least one of threshold values, personal historical values, patient population values and patterns indicative of acute kidney injury. The evaluation circuit can initiate a warning notification if acute kidney injury has occurred or is likely to occur. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Stahmann, Michael John Kane, Pramodsingh Hirasingh Thakur, Ramesh Wariar
  • Patent number: 10814060
    Abstract: A pneumatic vibrational injection apparatus suitable for use in a system for removal, delivery and/or transplantation of body tissues and other substances in medical procedures may include an apparatus housing having an air inlet chamber, an air outlet chamber, a connecting chamber connecting the air outlet chamber and the air inlet chamber and an injection chamber disposed between the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber. An injection nozzle may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection chamber. An injection cannula may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection nozzle. An inlet transducer wheel and an outlet transducer wheel may be mounted for rotation in the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber, respectively, of the apparatus housing. A vibration transducer may be disposed in physical contact with the inlet transducer wheel and the outlet transducer wheel. The injection nozzle may be disposed in physical contact with the vibration transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Simeon Wall, Jr., Daniel A. Del Vecchio
  • Patent number: 10786627
    Abstract: Apparatus configured to assist a user in correctly positioning the apparatus on a drug delivery device, the apparatus comprising: attachment means for attaching the apparatus to the drug delivery device; an imaging arrangement for capturing at least one image of a portion of a delivery device; a processor for processing the captured at least one image to determine a position of the apparatus relative to the drug delivery device and to determine a manner in which the apparatus should be moved in order to correctly position the apparatus on the drug delivery device; and a display for displaying an indication of the manner in which the apparatus should be moved in order to correctly position the apparatus on the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Alexander Allerdings
  • Patent number: 10780221
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention are related to a method and a system for administrating an infusion liquid pulse. The system includes a tubing system having an inlet connected to an external reservoir adapted to contain infusion fluids and an outlet connected to a catheter. The tubing system includes a check valve proximate to the inlet and an anti-siphon valve proximate to the outlet. The system further includes an automatic pulse flow generation device. The automatic pulse flow generation device includes an internal reservoir and a bidirectional pump configured to pump infusion fluid from the external reservoir to the internal reservoir and further pump an infusion fluid pulse from the internal reservoir to be injected by the catheter, the infusion liquid pulse has a volume of at least 2 ml and a velocity of at least 5 ml/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Flow Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Ofer Shay
  • Patent number: 10765805
    Abstract: An infusion pump apparatus including a pain controlled analgesic (“PCA”) input device is disclosed. The infusion pump apparatus includes a housing, a pump actuator supported by the housing, and a PCA input device. The infusion pump apparatus also includes electronics configured to control the pump actuator, provide a voltage to the PCA input device, and sense an electrical signal in response to the pain controlled analgesic input device being depressed. The infusion pump apparatus further includes a controller electrically coupled to the electronics and programmed to determine whether the sensed electrical signal is discontinuous, and if the sensed signal is discontinuous, transmit an output indicative of the pain controlled analgesic input device functioning improperly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Mark Randal Simmons
  • Patent number: 10758670
    Abstract: A variety of location-based and/or proximity-based features related to diabetes management systems can be used to improve maintenance compliance and/or to provide important information to PWD designated assistance entities (e.g., family, friends, givers, HCPs, emergency medicine providers) under certain conditions. In some cases, a user's location can be tracked or determined to trigger and/or time alerts about upcoming maintenance tasks in a way that will increase the likelihood that the PWD will immediately perform the designated maintenance task. In some cases, methods, devices, and systems provided herein can use proximity to non-paired mobile computing devices to deliver data to PWD designated assistance entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brewer, Kevin S. Lee
  • Patent number: 10758680
    Abstract: This disclosure refers to a dosing mechanism for use in a drug delivery device implementing a dialing mode and a dispensing mode, wherein the dosing mechanism comprises a dose button, a housing and a determination unit. The dose button is activatable by the user for dose dispense, causing displacement of an indicating element connected to the housing from a first position to a second position. The determination unit is adapted such that it detects the indicating element in its second position and thereby determines that the dosing mechanism is in the dispensing mode. With some embodiments, it is possible to distinguish between the dialing mode and the dispensing mode. Some embodiments further refer to a drug delivery device comprising the above dosing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Samuel Steel, Richard James Vincent Avery, Anthony Paul Morris, Barry Yates, Matthew Meredith Jones
  • Patent number: 10751466
    Abstract: A pneumatic vibrational injection apparatus suitable for use in a system for removal, delivery and/or transplantation of body tissues and other substances in medical procedures may include an apparatus housing having an air inlet chamber, an air outlet chamber, a connecting chamber connecting the air outlet chamber and the air inlet chamber and an injection chamber disposed between the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber. An injection nozzle may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection chamber. An injection cannula may be disposed in fluid communication with the injection nozzle. An inlet transducer wheel and an outlet transducer wheel may be mounted for rotation in the air inlet chamber and the air outlet chamber, respectively, of the apparatus housing. A vibration transducer may be disposed in physical contact with the inlet transducer wheel and the outlet transducer wheel. The injection nozzle may be disposed in physical contact with the vibration transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel A. Del Vecchio, Simeon Wall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10736816
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a container for a liquid medicament that includes a wall structure with at least one flexible portion and confining an inner volume filled with the liquid medicament and an elongated extraction tube having at least a first portion and a second portion that are separated from each other along the tube and which are located inside the inner volume. The extraction tube is radially collapsible when exposed to a compressive force above a predefined threshold, and the first portion, which is located at a distal end of the extraction tube, is less resistive against radial collapsing than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Blancke, Axel Teucher, Michael Jugl
  • Patent number: 10726100
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the stable orientation when the biasing voltage is removed. The processor includes a display module configured to display a non-blank reversion display screen on the bistable display when no input is received at the user interface after a specified time duration, and to recurrently change the reversion display screen until input is received at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Timothy B. Bresina, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael D. Welsch
  • Patent number: 10721811
    Abstract: A remote control device may be configured to be mounted over the toggle actuator of a light switch and to control a load control device. The remote control device may include a mounting assembly and a control unit that is removably attachable to the mounting assembly. The mounting assembly may include a release tab that is configured to be operated from a locking position in which the control unit is secured to the mounting assembly, to a release position in which the control unit may be detached from the mounting assembly. The mounting assembly may include a clamp that is configured to engage with the toggle actuator of a mechanical switch to which the remote control device is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Chris Dimberg, Matthew Philip McDonald, William Taylor Shivell
  • Patent number: 10695489
    Abstract: There is provided a fluid delivery system (100), comprising a pump (102) for pumping fluid from a cartridge (400) to an outlet. The pump comprises a housing (302), a cartridge which can be removably attached to the housing, and a switch (308) for activating the pump. The switch is arranged such that attaching the cartridge to the housing activates the switch to automatically activate the pump. The system may also include a control unit for wireless connection with the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VICENTRA B.V.
    Inventors: Timothy William Oakes, Joseph Cefai
  • Patent number: 10682460
    Abstract: A medication safety device and method can include an infusion pump and a drug library in communication with the infusion pump. The drug library can have upper hard and soft limits and lower hard and soft limits associated with at least one drug. A graphical user interface can display a bar chart showing upper and lower soft limit bars for the at least one drug. The upper and lower soft limit bars can be grabbed and dragged on the graphical user interface in touch screen fashion to new positions associated with new upper and lower soft limits. The graphical user interface and associated hardware and software can be configurable to responsively re analyze data and compare a particular infusion to the new upper and lower soft limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske, Alison Bloomquist
  • Patent number: 10669855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radially compressible and expandable rotor (13, 13a, 13b) for a pump having at least one impeller blade (20, 22, 36, 36a, 36b, 36c, 36d, 36e, 36f, 36g, 37, 37a, 37b, 37c, 37d, 37e, 37f, 74, 88, 89, 90), wherein the impeller blade has an impeller blade body whose material is elastically deformable as well as at least one stiffening strut (25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 52, 53, 57, 58, 62, 63, 67, 95) which is at least partially embedded in the material of the impeller blade body. The struts are designed suitably in size, shape and arrangement and are integrated in suitable hollow spaces of the impeller blade body for stabilizing the impeller blade. Elements with tensile strength can additionally be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Thomas Toellner, Mario Scheckel
  • Patent number: 10668212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical pumping devices and more precisely to the detection of dysfunctions in such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Debiotech S.A.
    Inventors: Frédéric Neftel, Christophe Conan
  • Patent number: 10663340
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, device and system for determining a flow rate of an excretion stream within an excretion collection assembly. According to some embodiments of the present invention, one of the constituent elements of the collection assembly includes a sensing module which includes an electrical and/or electromechanical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Fize Research LTD.
    Inventor: Noam Levine
  • Patent number: 10661012
    Abstract: Systems, components, and methods are disclosed for withdrawing drug from a liquid drug container and transferring drug to a medical device. One or more components may have keying features so that only the correct liquid drug container and medical device are accessed, making sure the medical device is filled with the correct drug. A syringe needle hub may have keying features corresponding to keying features on a cap on the liquid drug container and on the medical device. An alignment device facilitates easy-to-operate filling of a medical device. The alignment device aligns a liquid drug container over a fill port of the medical device and can include components for moving the liquid drug container into engagement with the medical device and for automatically initiating drug transfer to the medical device. A retractable skirt or needle cover protects the needle and is unlocked only when the skirt or needle cover is close to or touching the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Insulet Corporation
    Inventors: David Nazzaro, Maureen McCaffrey, Robert F. Rioux, Michael Philip Graffeo, Ian McLaughlin, Nicholas Jansky, Sam Rosenblum, David Clare, Robert D. Schaefer, Daniel P. Allis, Bryan Dillon, Steven Barletta, Bryan Choate, Raymond Dobry, John LeFavour
  • Patent number: 10646642
    Abstract: A medicinal device includes a first member; and a second member configured to be attachable to and detachable from the first member, the second member being a part of a medicinal-liquid administering device and including: a first member comprising a first-member-side power transmission part, and a second member comprising a second-member-side power transmission part; wherein the first-member-side power transmission part and the second-member-side power transmission part are configured to be engaged with each other for administering medicinal liquid into a living body; and wherein the second member is configured to open a housing covering the first-member-side power transmission part to engage the second-member-side power transmission part with the first-member-side power transmission part at a time of attaching the first member to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Kondo, Joji Uchiyama, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10632298
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling the flow of fluids in a fluid infusion system. The system may include first and second fluid containers, first and second tubes coupled to the first and second fluid containers, and an external valve coupled to the second tube and configured to be attached to the first tube. The valve may be configured to shape the first tube to form a valve region which is opened or closed by an actuating element in the valve that is driven by hydrostatic pressure from the second tube. A full second container may generate a pressure that is concentrated through a diaphragm onto a pin which presses on the shaped first tube region, closing it to allow only fluid from the second container to flow. When the fluid level in the second line falls reducing pressure, the pin's force reduces until the first tube is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Dwaine Butterfield, Scott Hellen, Vaclav Barina, Allison Leigh Barry, Julie Chang, Jeanette M. Liu, Huy Quang Nguyen, Michelle Wei, Samuel A. Derose, Thendral Govindaraj, Samantha Hoang, Andrew L. Marino, Raul Sun Han Chang, Arthur Y. Chang, Deval Gupta
  • Patent number: 10632253
    Abstract: A liquid medicine administration apparatus includes: a drive section; an operation section configured to operate a pusher member that is slidably located in a liquid medicine container; a transmission mechanism configured to transmit a driving force of the drive section to the operation section; an occlusion detection mechanism located in the transmission mechanism and configured to detect occlusion of a passage of liquid medicine administered from the liquid medicine container; a rotation detector configured to detect rotation of the drive section; and a notification section configured to notify a user when the rotation detector detects stoppage of rotation of the drive section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Joji Uchiyama, Akira Kondo, Hideyuki Sato
  • Patent number: 10624725
    Abstract: An oral rinsing apparatus that washes away plaque, bacteria, and food debris that might reside on the teeth and along the gumline includes a handle, a nozzle, and a water supply line. The handle is adjacently attached to the nozzle. The water supply line that is connected to the handle and positioned opposite to the nozzle. The water supply line is in fluid communication with an existing water source diverter and provides a stream of water into the handle and the nozzle. The stream of water then flows through a first channel of the handle and a second channel of the nozzle before discharges through a head of the nozzle. A flow-activation button of the handle turns on and off the stream of water that exits through the head as a plurality of flow control settings are integrated into the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Brian King
  • Patent number: 10569008
    Abstract: A portable irrigation system includes a reservoir for an irrigation liquid, a probe for arrangement in a user, an electrical system that directly or indirectly pumps the irrigation liquid from the reservoir to the probe, a control unit coupled to the electrical pump to control the electrical pump and to transfer the irrigation liquid, and tubing to provide fluid communication between the reservoir, the control unit and the probe. The control unit also includes at least one manually operable control element to control the electrical pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventor: Fredrik Andersson
  • Patent number: 10555705
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing sensitive and specific alarms indicative of glycemic condition are provided herein. In an embodiment, a method of processing sensor data by a continuous analyte sensor includes: evaluating sensor data using a first function to determine whether a real time glucose value meets a first threshold; evaluating sensor data using a second function to determine whether a predicted glucose value meets a second threshold; activating a hypoglycemic indicator if either the first threshold is met or if the second threshold is predicted to be met; and providing an output based on the activated hypoglycemic indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Hampapuram, Anna Leigh Davis, Naresh Bhavaraju, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Claudio Cobelli, Giovanni Sparacino, Andrea Facchinetti, Chiara Zecchin
  • Patent number: 10532150
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The cap and the infusion pump are each provided with at least one sensor or at least one detectable feature, arranged to interact with at least one corresponding detectable feature or sensor on the other of the cap and infusion pump device, to detect one or more of the presence, position or other characteristic of the cap when the cap is aligned or coupled with the infusion pump housing. The detectable feature and sensor may be magnetic, RF, mechanical, optical or any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Mark Lin
  • Patent number: 10532151
    Abstract: A wearable infusion device for delivering medication into body of a user, the infusion device comprising a medication container containing a volume of medication to be dispensed; an infusion needle that is fully enclosed in a sterile environment until the infusion needle is inserted into underlying tissue; an infusion needle insertion mechanism associated with the infusion needle, powered by one or more mechanical springs, that when activated, inserts the infusion needle through the skin into underlying tissue; means for delivering medication out of the medication container and into underlying tissue via the infusion needle; and a housing associated with the medication container, the infusion needle, the infusion needle insertion mechanism and the means for delivering medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventor: Min Wei