Material Impelled By Pump Patents (Class 604/151)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10478538
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible catheter (1) with a drive shaft (2), with a sleeve (6) surrounding the drive shaft (2) and with a sheath (7) surrounding the drive shaft (2) and the sleeve (6), wherein the drive shaft, the sleeve (6) and the sheath (7) are pliable, wherein the drive shaft (2) at a proximal end of the drive shaft (2) comprises a coupling element (5) for connecting the drive shaft (2) to a drive motor (18), wherein the drive shaft (2) at least regionally consist of a alloy which contains at least 10% by weight of chromium, nickel and cobalt in each case. The invention moreover relates to a blood pump arrangement with such a catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Mario Scheckel, Joerg Schumacher
  • Patent number: 10463787
    Abstract: An improved device delivers a fluid medicament to the subcutaneous tissue of a user. The device is better suited for patients with Parkinson's Disease and other central nervous system disorders, than conventional infusion devices. The device can include a reusable part including a drive component (e.g., motor) and control electronics and a disposable part including a medicament reservoir. Medicament can be evacuated from the medicament reservoir by a plunger assembly that includes a plunger attached to a lead screw that is rotated by a nut, all within the disposable part. The device can be fluidically coupled with the tissue via a flexible cannula. Various embodiments relate to an improved cannula insertion mechanism that delivers the cannula under a force applied by a spring. Various embodiments relate to improved filling of the device, for example, using a vial adapter and an automated filling station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroDerm, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eran Shor, Tsabar Mor, Tamir Ben David, Nir Lilach, Rami Grossfeld, Shai Alfandari, Ram Nadler, Dmitry Golom, Daniel Shaki, Yoav Tikochinsky, Serdar Ozsumer
  • Patent number: 10452829
    Abstract: A key integrates with a biometric input device. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint scanner may be integral with a spacebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan Salter, Mark David Mesaros
  • Patent number: 10413657
    Abstract: The present invention refers to a medical device for trans-dermal infusion of a medicament comprising a reservoir for holding a medicament to be infused, a pump for pumping medicament from the reservoir, wherein the device is assembled or adapted to be assembled in at least one pre-operational arrangement with or without the reservoir and is adapted to be rearranged from the at least one pre-operational arrangement into an operational arrangement comprising the reservoir. In particular, in the pre-operational arrangement without reservoir the pump is in a mechanically distressed condition preventing functional operation of the pump, and in the pre-operational arrangement comprising the reservoir the pump is in a mechanically distressed condition preventing functional operation of the pump and/or the reservoir is fluidically disconnected from the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Medirio S.A.
    Inventor: Irio Giuseppe Calasso
  • Patent number: 10398829
    Abstract: A solution for injecting one or more fluids into a patient is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bracco Injeneering SA
    Inventors: Pierre Yves Chassot, Nicolas Pawelczyk, Francois Vulliet
  • Patent number: 10391260
    Abstract: A needle assembly for a hypodermic syringe is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the needle assembly includes a hub and a needle. A bond secures the needle to the hub, and the bond is configured to break allowing the needle to be withdrawn entirely from the hub upon application of a selected axial force to the needle, in various aspects. The axial force may be less than the tensile strength of the needle. Related methods of use of the needle assembly apparatus are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. § 1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and the related methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Gary E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10383994
    Abstract: An at least partly implantable system for injecting a substance into a patient's body, in particular a penis erection stimulation system, comprises one or more long, flexibly bendable infusion needles, the tip ends of which are disposed within and implanted along with at least one first housing, in particular adjacent the patient's left and right corpora cavernosa. The respective other end or ends of the infusion needles are disposed and implanted along with at least one second housing remote from the first housing. A reservoir and a pump are also implanted inside the patient's body to supply the infusion needle with infusion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Peter Forsell
  • Patent number: 10376634
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a portable infusion pump system can be configured to deliver medicine (e.g., insulin or the like) to a user and to deliver media content to a user. The media content can include, for example, MP3 music and other audio/video data stored in a memory device in the portable system. Thus, in particular embodiments, the portable infusion pump system can serve a dual purpose of providing medication and entertainment for the user from a compact and unobtrusive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Wenger, Mark C. Estes, Scott Chiang
  • Patent number: 10369270
    Abstract: A fluid pump system having a first fluid pump for pumping fluid from a source to a surgical site and a second fluid pump for removing fluid from the surgical site at a first predetermined rate, wherein said fluid pump system intermittently operates in conjunction with a surgical tool which, when operational, removes fluid from the surgical site at a second predetermined rate greater than said first predetermined rate, the improvement including a sensor for sensing a predetermined parameter of the surgical tool and providing an output signal indicating that the surgical tool is operating; and an actuating means responsive to said output signal to actuate said second fluid pump to remove fluid from the surgical site at second predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: CONMED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Stubkjaer, David D. Blight, Peter C. Miller, Karl W. Guenther
  • Patent number: 10350355
    Abstract: A computerized electro-mechanical drug delivery device configured to deliver at least one dose of two or more medicaments. The device comprises a control unit. An electro-mechanical drive unit is operably coupled to the control unit and a primary reservoir for a first medicament and a secondary reservoir for a fluid agent, e.g. a second medicament. An operator interface is in communication with the control unit. A single dispense assembly is configured for fluid communication with the primary and the secondary reservoir. Activation of the operator panel sets a first dose from the primary reservoir and based on the first dose and a therapeutic dose profile, the control unit is configured to determine a dose or range of the fluid agent. Alternatively, the control unit determines or calculates a dose or range of a third medicament. Further, a dispense interface for use with a drug delivery device is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Shane Alistair Day, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Jones, Aidan Michael O'Hare, Barry Yates, Robert Veasey, Christopher James Smith, Malcolm Boyd, David Martin Leak, Carmen Patricia Keating, David Sanders, Elizabeth Anne Marshall
  • Patent number: 10335557
    Abstract: A patch-sized fluid delivery device may include a reusable portion and a disposable portion. The disposable portion may include components that come into contact with the fluid, while the reusable portion may include only components that do not come into contact with the fluid. Redundant systems, such as redundant controllers, power sources, motor actuators, and alarms, may be provided. Alternatively or additionally, certain components can be multi-functional, such a microphones and loudspeakers that may be used for both acoustic volume sensing and for other functions and a coil that may be used as both an inductive coupler for a battery recharger and an antenna for a wireless transceiver. Various types of network interfaces may be provided in order to allow for remote control and monitoring of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, Larry Brian Gray
  • Patent number: 10316853
    Abstract: To design the rotor (6, 6?, 6?, 6??, 60, 60?) as compressible in the radial direction in a fluid pump, in particular for microinvasive medical use, said rotor is configured as stretchable in its longitudinal direction (16) by push elements and pull elements acting axially on it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Thomas Toellner
  • Patent number: 10300237
    Abstract: A medical carbon monoxide generator provides for a solid carbon material that may be heated at substantially normal atmospheric pressure to provide a source of medical quality carbon monoxide. The heating source may be an electrical filament or laser controllable by a microcontroller to provide accurate delivery rates and amounts. In one embodiment, a replaceable cartridge holding the carbon material may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Tye Travis Gribb, Duncan Bathe
  • Patent number: 10285590
    Abstract: An intraocular pressure sensor is presented that achieve very low power consumption. The intraocular pressure sensor takes the form of an implantable assembly configured to be implanted in an eye of a subject. Specifically, the implantable assembly is comprised of a capsular tension ring attached to a flexible printed circuit board. The flexible printed circuit board includes a cutout that is sized to encircle the pupil of the eye and is C shaped. One or more electrical components are also mounted onto the flexible printed circuit board. One such component is a voltage reference generator that is implemented by a circuit which provides inherently low process variation and low power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: David T. Blaauw, Zhiyoong Foo, Gyouho Kim, Qing Dong, Dennis Sylvester
  • Patent number: 10272197
    Abstract: A therapeutic product delivery device is described, which comprises a circuit layer, an actuator layer carrying an actuator, an occlusion detection layer (118), and a valve layer, through which a therapeutic product is conveyed by the action of the actuator. A plurality of conductive pins (155) extend from the circuit layer through or to each of the actuator layer, the occlusion detection layer and the valve layer, the conductive pins aligning the layers with each other. The occlusion detection layer comprises a plurality of contacts, each electrically connected to a respective one of the conductive pins, the contacts being provided at a detection region at which the therapeutic product is deposited in the event of a blockage. A blockage inhibiting the therapeutic product from being conveyed to the patient is detected when therapeutic product deposited in the detection region provides an electrical connection between the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cellnovo Limited
    Inventors: Julian Shapley, Matthew Powell, Nici Gittens, Neil Thomas
  • Patent number: 10275572
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device and related operating methods are presented here. An exemplary embodiment of the device includes a drive motor assembly, a force sensor associated with the drive motor assembly, and a reservoir cavity that accommodates fluid reservoirs. An exemplary operating method for the device obtains force measurements for a reservoir seating action of the drive motor assembly, where the force measurements indicate measures of force imparted to the force sensor during the reservoir seating action. The method continues by determining that a vent in the reservoir cavity is blocked, based on an analysis of the force measurements, and by initiating corrective action for the fluid infusion device in response to determining that the vent in the reservoir cavity is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Juan M. Alderete, Jr., Alexander S. Campbell, Steve Chow, Hsiao-Yu S. Kow, Salman Monirabbasi, Dmytro Y. Sokolovskyy, Andrew E. Weaver
  • Patent number: 10238799
    Abstract: A system and method that identifies delayed infusion programs at an infusion pump or with a first computer and an infusion pump. The first computer receives an infusion auto-program from a remote source, transmits the infusion auto-program to the infusion pump, and sends a stale auto-program to the infusion pump. The infusion pump receives a manual infusion program, saves and executes the manual infusion program, and compares the stale auto-program to the manual infusion program to identify potential matches between the stale auto-program and the manual infusion program. The infusion pump evaluates the potential matches and determines if the potential matches are within a predefined tolerance, continues to execute the at least one manual infusion program on the infusion pump if the potential matches are within the predefined tolerance, and remotely saves differences in the manual infusion program and the at stale auto-program in a remote server for later analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Kohlbrecher
  • Patent number: 10238797
    Abstract: An infusion pump assembly includes a locking tab and a pump barrel inside a pump barrel housing, where the pump barrel accommodates a reservoir assembly. The reservoir assembly includes a reservoir and a plunger rod. The infusion pump assembly also includes a locking disc at a terminus of the pump barrel. The locking disc includes a clearance hole for the plunger rod. The locking disc also includes at least one locking tab notch in close proximity with the locking tab. The locking tab is in moveable engagement with the locking tab notch, and the reservoir moves the locking tab from a locked position to an unlocked position when the plunger rod is inserted through clearance hole. The locking disc rotates upon torque being applied to the reservoir assembly, the locking disc rotating from a non-loaded position to a loaded position with respect to the plunger rod and a drive screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Kevin L. Grant, Brian D. Tracey
  • Patent number: 10223513
    Abstract: A key integrates with a biometric input device. According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a fingerprint scanner may be integral with a spacebar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Timothy Ryan Salter, Mark David Mesaros
  • Patent number: 10196899
    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: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventors: Thomas Toellner, Mario Scheckel
  • Patent number: 10195338
    Abstract: An irrigation system comprising a reservoir for an irrigating liquid and a probe for arrangement in a user, wherein said probe comprises an inflatable balloon for fixing the catheter in a body cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENTSPLY IH AB
    Inventor: Erik Andréen
  • Patent number: 10188788
    Abstract: System for trans-dermal delivery of doses of a medicament, comprising a delivery device to be placed in dermal contact with a patient, the delivery device comprising a reservoir for holding a medicament to be delivered, a trans-dermal injection element for delivering doses of the medicament to the patient, a control unit for controlling the delivery of the medicament when activated, the system further comprising a separate hand-held drive device to be temporarily placed in proximity of the delivery device when a dose of medicament is required, the drive device comprising an activation unit for activating the control unit of the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Medirio S.A.
    Inventors: Irio Giuseppe Calasso, Luca Calasso
  • Patent number: 10183113
    Abstract: A dosing unit for an ambulatory infusion system, including a metering pump unit including a dosing cylinder and a piston, the piston in sealing sliding engagement inside the dosing cylinder; a valve unit having a filling port and a draining port, the filling port being couplable with a liquid drug reservoir, the draining port being couplable with an infusion site interface, and a shut-off body movable between a filling position where it couples the filling port with the dosing cylinder and a draining position where it couples the dosing cylinder with the draining port; and a valve driver coupler coupled to or integral with the shut-off body and being the output element of a step switching mechanism. Also disclosed is a drive unit that may be used in combination with a dosing unit, an ambulatory infusion system and a method for coupling a dosing unit and a drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Hans List
  • Patent number: 10172999
    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: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Marie Tieck, Jacob E. Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M. Alderete, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10172998
    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: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Marie Tieck, Jacob E. Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M. Alderete, Jr.