Conduit Forced Into Body By Self-acting Fluid Pressure, Motor-driven, Or Mechanical Energy Storing Means Patents (Class 604/156)
  • Patent number: 10201658
    Abstract: The invention refers to an auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament, comprising: an outer casing, a syringe with a hollow needle and a stopper a torsion spring and a gear arrangement for inserting the needle, delivering the medicament, and retracting the syringe after injection. At least one skin contact trigger element is arranged at a proximal end of the outer case, the skin contact trigger element translatable in longitudinal direction between a proximal position and a distal position and biased in proximal direction in a manner to protrude from the outer casing in the proximal position, wherein in its proximal position the skin contact trigger element is arranged to prevent the spring means from being released and wherein the skin contact trigger element in its distal position is arranged to allow release of the spring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10188374
    Abstract: A method for performing a laparoscopic procedure may include inserting a bag through an opening. The method may also include delivering tissue into the bag, sealing the bag, and inflating the bag to create an artificial pneumoperitoneum that extends the abdomen and provides additional working and viewing space. Further, the method may include carrying out a procedure on the tissue located in the inflated bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Atropos Limited
    Inventors: Kirk Anthony Shibley, Frank Bonadio, Trevor Vaugh, Shane Joseph MacNally, Lucy Dolores Halpin, Stephen Williams
  • Patent number: 10172534
    Abstract: A remotely-interfaceable electrocardiography patch is provided. A flexible backing is formed from an elongated strip of material. A pair of electrocardiographic electrodes are exposed on a contact surface of the flexible backing for capturing electrocardiographic signals. A non-conductive receptacle is adhered to an outward-facing surface of the flexible backing and includes a plurality of electrical pads. A flexible circuit has a pair of circuit traces electrically coupled to the pair of electrocardiographic electrodes and a pair of the electrical pads. A wireless transceiver communicates samples of the electrocardiographic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bardy Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Felix, Jon Mikalson Bishay, Gust H. Bardy
  • Patent number: 10159803
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for dispensing a dose of a medicament may include an elongated housing extending in an axial direction to accommodate a cartridge containing a medicament to be dispensed, wherein the housing being further adapted to detachably support a needle assembly at a distal end thereof, a drive mechanism comprising a piston rod to operably engage with a piston of the cartridge, a protecting sleeve slidably attached to the distal end of the housing to enclose the needle assembly in a distal stop position and to expose the needle assembly in a retracted proximal stop position, and an interlocking member operably engaged with the protecting sleeve and being axially displaceable relative to the housing between a locking position, in which the protecting sleeve is locked to the housing, and a release position, in which the protecting sleeve is axially displaceable relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Dasbach
  • Patent number: 10010683
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a drive carriage disposed in the case, and a plunger coupled to the drive carriage. The plunger is adapted to releasably engage a needle retraction mechanism in a syringe. Translation of the drive carriage in a distal direction relative to the case causes the plunger to engage the needle retraction mechanism and translation of the drive carriage in a proximal direction relative to the casing case the plunger to needle retraction mechanism the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Henley, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9950121
    Abstract: A method of amplifying an injection force of a drug delivery device, comprising the steps of storing energy in an additive force device, connecting the additive force device to the drug delivery device, setting a dose of medicament to be administered, and selectively releasing the stored energy of the additive force device to amplify an injection force of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Robert Banik
  • Patent number: 9936884
    Abstract: A system and method for treating hypotension in a mammal including a measuring device for measuring the blood pressure in a blood vessel having a wireless transmitter therein for emitting a signal when the measured blood pressure moves into a predetermined range. The system also includes an injection device fixed on the skin of a mammal, the injection device having a receiver for receiving the signal emitted from the wireless transmitter, a drug reservoir, a conduit for moving drug from the drug reservoir through the skin upon activation, and an activation device that causes the drug to move from the drug reservoir through the conduit and into the mammal upon receiving the signal emitted from the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventors: Megan Mikhail, Charlotte Anne Guertler
  • Patent number: 9878102
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices, housing components for automatic injection devices and methods for fabricating the same. An exemplary housing of an automatic injection device may be overmolded with one or more gripping surfaces to facilitate gripping and manipulation of the automatic injection device by a user when performing an injection. In an exemplary embodiment, an overmolded left gripping surface may extend along a left side of the housing and an overmolded right gripping surface may extend along a right side of the housing opposite to the left side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li, Aaron B. Eiger, Mark Kurth, Sabrina Katz, Adam Callif, James C. Stango
  • Patent number: 9861765
    Abstract: An injection device suitable for use with infants is disclosed. The injection device is formed from a body shield member and a cylindrical handle. The body shield member includes a concave flange at the base, which is pressed against the patient's limb and reduces local compression at the needle insertion site. The injection device also has a softer form and operates through a pressing motion. A catch member is located in the cylindrical handle, and is deployed upon fully depressing the handle. Once the handle returns to its starting position, the catch member prevents the handle from being depressed a second time and permitting the used needle to be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS CASE MEDICAL CENTER
    Inventor: Leigh Ann Kerns
  • Patent number: 9849242
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a front case having a first rib and a second rib, and a rear case telescopically coupled to the front case and having latch arms adapted to engage the first rib and the second rib. When the front case is in a first position relative to rear case, the latch arms are engaged to the first rib. When the latch arms disengage the first rib, the front case translates to a second position relative to the rear case, an axial distance between the front case and the rear case increases relative to the first position, the latch arms engage the second rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Henley, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9629550
    Abstract: A spring type firing mechanism applied to an endoscope accessory includes a housing, a cap, a bottom cover, a driving module, a buffering module and a spring pipeline, and the spring pipeline includes a push-rod coupled to the sensor, and the driving module includes a firing spring and a restoring spring, and the two springs have different rigidities so as to form a reciprocating structure of the firing mechanism. After the sensor of the firing mechanism is triggered, the resilience of the restoring spring compresses the firing spring back to its firing length, so as to restore its position by a single driving point and allow users to complete the firing operation by one hand and simplify the operation of doctors to improve convenience and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Kuang Tai Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Hsin Chuang, Wen Chen Huang, Tsan Hsiu Li
  • Patent number: 9567958
    Abstract: A connecting element for fuel injection systems is used for connecting a fuel injector to a fuel-carrying component, in particular a fuel distributor rail. A base body having a receiving space is provided for this purpose. The base body has an opening, via which a fuel fitting of the fuel injector is insertable into the receiving space of the base body. Furthermore, a first annular element is provided in the receiving space, which in the installed state on the one hand interacts with the fuel fitting inserted into the receiving space and on the other hand interacts with the base body. Furthermore, a second annular element is provided in the receiving space of the base body, the first annular element and the second annular element abutting against an outside of the fuel fitting in the installed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Fischer, Michael Knorpp, Martin Riemer, Hans-Georg Horst, Andreas Glaser, Philipp Rogler, Jan Herrmann, Andreas Rehwald, Michael Mayer, Volker Scheef, Wilhelm Reinhardt
  • Patent number: 9532743
    Abstract: An apparatus for detecting tissue hardness of a living body includes a housing, a cap, a bottom cover, a driving module, a buffering module, a spring pipeline, a push-rod and a detecting module, and the driving module includes a firing spring and a restoring spring, and the two springs have different rigidities so as to form a reciprocating structure of the firing mechanism. After the detecting module of a firing mechanism is triggered, the resilience of the restoring spring compresses the firing spring back to its firing length, so as to restore its position by a single driving point and allow users to complete the firing operation by one hand and simplify the operation of doctors to improve convenience and efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Kuang Tai Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cheng Hsin Chuang, Wen Chen Huang, Tsan Hsiu Li
  • Patent number: 9474866
    Abstract: The invention refers to an auto-injector for delivering a liquid medicament, comprising: an elongate housing arranged to contain a syringe with a hollow injection needle and a stopper, wherein the syringe is slidably arranged with respect to the housing, spring means capable of, upon activation: pushing the needle from a covered position inside the housing into an advanced position for insertion into the injection site, operating the syringe to inject the dose of medicament, and advancing a needle shroud over the needle for providing needle safety, activating means arranged to lock and release the spring means, wherein the spring means is a single drive spring in the shape of a compression spring grounded distally in the housing and proximally bearing against a thrust collar arranged to transmit load from the spring means via a plunger to the syringe and/or the stopper for needle insertion and injection, wherein the plunger is engageable to the thrust collar for joint axial translation, wherein the plunge
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Simon Francis Brereton, Thomas Mark Kemp, Rosie Burnell, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9457149
    Abstract: According to the invention, a back-end device of an auto-injector adapted to be attached to a packaged syringe comprises a plunger arranged to abut against a stopper of the packaged syringe to translate an injection needle of the packaged syringe in a proximal direction and to expel a dose of a medicament contained in the packaged syringe through the injection needle, a drive means capable of, upon release, driving the plunger in the proximal direction towards a proximal position, a rotary sleeve with a cam surface adapted to be engaged by a plunger follower formed to the plunger, a torsion spring arranged to exert a torque upon the rotary sleeve and a release element capable of, upon manual actuation, releasing the engagement of the plunger follower with the cam surface. The plunger follower is arranged to engage the cam surface to prevent the rotary sleeve from rotating with respect to the chassis in an initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Douglas Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9414818
    Abstract: A surgical instrument adapted and configured for use in minimally invasive surgical procedures includes a shaft, an end effector and a proximal handle. The longitudinal shaft has proximal and distal end portions, and defines a longitudinal axis of the surgical instrument. The distal end effector is connected to the distal end portion of the shaft, and is adapted and configured for performing a surgical task. The proximal handle portion is operably connected to the proximal end portion of the longitudinal shaft and has an actuatable portion operably connected to the end effector to result in movement of the end effector. The distal end portion of the shaft can be laterally offset from the longitudinal axis of the shaft and/or have one or more bends or curves formed therein. The proximal portion of the shaft can include at least one bend to allow for comfortable positioning of a surgeon's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SurgiQuest, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Azarbarzin, Dominick Mastri, Ralph Stearns
  • Patent number: 9373269
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems to train a user in the proper operation of a manual patch pump to ensure that the user can attach the patch pump to a suitable location on the skin of the user and actuate the pump correctly in accordance with a prescribed dosing schedule or a self-calculated dosing schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: LifeScan Scotland Limited
    Inventors: Eric David Bergman, David Elder
  • Patent number: 9358375
    Abstract: A micro-needle device comprising an active substance layer (3) having a plurality of active substance chambers (4) formed therein, a drive substance layer (9) having a plurality of drive substance chambers (10) formed therein and a needle support layer (5) having a plurality of micro-needles (6) extending therefrom. An activation layer (12) comprising a plurality of heating elements (14) for heating an expandable drive substance (11) located in the drive substance chambers (10) for in turn urging the second membrane (16) into the active substance chamber (4) for pressurizing and urging an active substance (2) therefrom through the corresponding micro-needle (6). A plurality of membrane accommodating recesses (25) extend into the needle support layer (5) for accommodating the first membrane (15) as the active substance in the corresponding active substance chamber (10) is pressurized. A puncturing member (33) with a piercing point (35) extends into each membrane accommodating recess (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: JANISYS LIMITED
    Inventors: John O'Dea, Eoin Bambury
  • Patent number: 9352090
    Abstract: An auto-injector comprising a tubular chassis, a carrier subassembly comprising a tubular carrier slidably arranged partially inside the chassis, a drive spring and a plunger, the syringe is lockable for joint axial translation with a carrier, a control spring, and a needle insertion control mechanism comprising a first collar biased by the control spring in a proximal direction. At least one resilient beam is proximally arranged on the first collar, wherein respective recesses are arranged in the carrier and case. A transversal extension of a head of the resilient beam is wider than a gap between the carrier and the chassis causing the head of the resilient beam to abut a distal face on the recess in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Francis Brereton, Thomas Kemp, Rosie Burnell, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9345834
    Abstract: Described is an autoinjector comprising a case, a drive carriage disposed in the case, and a plunger coupled to the drive carriage. The plunger is adapted to releasably engage a needle retraction mechanism in a syringe. Translation of the drive carriage in a distal direction relative to the case causes the plunger to engage the needle retraction mechanism and translation of the drive carriage in a proximal direction relative to the casing case the plunger to needle retraction mechanism the stopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Henley, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 9251721
    Abstract: An interactive mixed reality simulator is provided that includes a virtual 3D model of internal or hidden features of an object; a physical model or object being interacted with; and a tracked instrument used to interact with the physical object. The tracked instrument can be used to simulate or visualize interactions with internal features of the physical object represented by the physical model. In certain embodiments, one or more of the internal features can be present in the physical model. In another embodiment, some internal features do not have a physical presence within the physical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Samsun Lampotang, Nikolaus Gravenstein, David Erik Lizdas, Isaac Thomas Luria, Matthew James Peterson
  • Patent number: 9247977
    Abstract: Anatomic points within the body are projected outside the body through the use of extenders (180, 182, 188). The projected points may then be used for measurement, or to facilitate the selection or configuration of an implant that is positioned proximate the anatomic points using a slotted cannula (143). Such an implant may be a rod (270) for a posterior spinal fusion system. Pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) may be implanted into pedicles of the spine, and may then serve as anchors for the extenders. The extenders (180, 182, 188) may have rod interfaces (214, 216, 218) that receive the rod (270) in a manner that mimics the geometry of the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148) so that the selected or configured contoured rod (270) will properly fit into engagement with the pedicle screws (140, 142, 148).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker European Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: T. Wade Fallin, Joshua A. Butters
  • Patent number: 9205200
    Abstract: The invention refers to a finger guard for an injection device with a hollow injection needle arranged to be hidden inside a component with an orifice prior to use and to be advanced relative to the component through the orifice for inserting it into an injection site, the finger guard comprising a spring wire attached to the component and comprising an arcuate transversal section biased in a manner to flex inwards so as to essentially obstruct the orifice for finger access when released but staying enough off-centre to allow the needle to advance through the orifice without touching the spring wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Simon Francis Brereton, Thomas Kemp, Rosie Burnell, Matthew Ekman
  • Publication number: 20150080856
    Abstract: A medical infusion device including a chamber characterized by an upper body joined to a lower body by a reversibly collapsible sidewall, affixed to the upper body is a downward extending needle, wherein the upper body having two channels, the first channel fluidly coupled to the needle and the second channel fluidly coupled to the interior of the chamber, further wherein each channel is configured to receive fluid from outside of the chamber, the lower body comprising a pierceable barrier that can be pierced by the needle; wherein the chamber has a collapsed state and an expanded state, the collapsed state characterized as the sidewall being collapsed and the needle piercing entirely through the pierceable barrier, the expanded state characterized as the needle less than entirely piercing through the pierceable barrier and the chamber capable of retaining a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Stroup, Arthur Deptala
  • Publication number: 20150080800
    Abstract: A device (10) for delivering a fluid includes a housing (12) defining an interior space (22) and having a bottom surface (18) configured for contacting a patient. The bottom surface (18) defines a needle opening (56). The device (10)also includes a reservoir (26) disposed within the interior space (22) of the housing (12) for containing a fluid therein, a needle carrier (30) disposed within the housing (12), and an injection needle (28) supported by the needle carrier (30) and defining a lumen. The lumen of the injection needle (28) is configured to be placed in fluid communication with the reservoir (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 8979800
    Abstract: An insertion device for infusion sets, comprising a housing for enclosing an infusion set, a drive device for displacing the infusion set for insertion, wherein a portion of the drive device moves in an insertion direction, the movement being substantially friction-free relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Jürg Liniger, Mark Roethlisberger, Simon Scheurer
  • Patent number: 8936574
    Abstract: A drug delivery pump drive which uses a linear piezoelectric motor to advance a syringe piston to deliver a liquid drug and a method thereof are disclosed. The pump drive, provided in a drug delivery pump, provides silent operation and very low energy consumption compared to electric motor-based drives. The small size of the motor helps also to reduce overall size of the pump drive and the resulting drug delivery pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wiegel, Marco DePolo, Steven Roe
  • Patent number: 8932256
    Abstract: An insertion device may include a device housing configured to be operatively engaged with and disengaged from a base, and engageable with an actuation device, the device housing having a carrier body supporting a piercing member. The carrier body moveable by a carrier body of the actuation device at least between a retracted position and an advanced position. The device housing having a section for supporting a portion of the carrier body of the device housing, the section moveable relative to the carrier body of the device housing to provide sufficient clearance to allow the carrier body of the device housing to be moved by the carrier body of the actuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Eric M. Lorenzen, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan, Adam J. Livingston, Tom McGee, Steven Masterson
  • Publication number: 20140330207
    Abstract: Provided is a cassette unit suitable for use with an auto-injector having an electrically powered drive unit. The cassette unit has a housing defining a cassette unit housing cavity and a needle projection aperture. The cassette unit housing cavity is arranged for receipt of a syringe suitable for use in the injected delivery of drug to a patient. The cassette unit includes a needle cover defining a needle sheath. The removable cap is provided with a connector defining one or more needle cover gripping elements for gripping the needle cover. The connector defines a central hub and the one or more needle gripper elements attach to the central hub and in spaced arrangement relative to each other. The connector locates within the removable cap such that the central hub of the connector is in spaced relationship with a far end wall or surface of the cap interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: UCB PHARMA SA
    Inventors: Martin John McLoughlin, Darrell P. Morgan, Michael James David Heald, Kevin Richard Lozeau, Agnete Enga, Eric Freitag, Daniel Formosa, Michael Schumann, Brian Lipford, Jake Cowperthwaite, Alex Flamm, Ilario Melzi
  • Publication number: 20140323916
    Abstract: A body fluid sensing device with a body fluid capture structure and a body fluid measurement sensor positioned in the body fluid capture structure. A capacitance sensor is coupled to the body fluid measurement sensor. The capacitance sensor is used to assist in the positioning of a body part relative to the body fluid capture structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVETIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique M. Freeman, Don Alden, Barry Dean Briggs
  • Patent number: 8870822
    Abstract: An insertion device for applying an infusion set to the body of a patient, wherein the device has two actuation members which have to be actuated simultaneously to trigger an insertion movement by which a cannula of the infusion set is introduced into the body and wherein, in some embodiments, one of the actuation members is a securing slide including a contact face to be placed on the body of the patient, the securing slide being actuated by the insertion device being pressed, via the contact face, against the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Christian Thalmann, Simon Scheurer, Martin Wyss
  • Patent number: 8840587
    Abstract: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient or with an infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion to allow for disposal after a prescribed use. A reservoir for holding the infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion, and may be supported by the disposable housing. The durable portion may include other components such as electronics for controlling delivery of the infusion medium from the reservoir, and a drive device including a motor and drive linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, R. Paul Mounce, Paul H. Kovelman, Julian D. Kavazov, Truong Gia Luan
  • Patent number: 8840586
    Abstract: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient or with an infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion to allow for disposal after a prescribed use. A reservoir for holding the infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion, and may be supported by the disposable housing. The durable portion may include other components such as electronics for controlling delivery of the infusion medium from the reservoir, and a drive device including a motor and drive linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, R. Paul Mounce, Paul H. Kovelman, Julian D. Kavazov, Truong Gia Luan
  • Patent number: 8734393
    Abstract: An injection device comprising an outer housing adapted to receive a syringe for holding a volume of a medicament, said syringe comprising a barrel, a needle at one end of the barrel, and a plunger, axially moveable within the barrel, the needle and barrel being such that at least part of the needle is axially moveable in and out of said outer housing but is biased to be normally wholly inside said housing. The injection device further comprises an inner housing intermediate the outer housing and at least part of the barrel and/or plunger, an energy source in communication with the inner housing, and blocking means capable of preventing said inner housing moving axially under the influence of said energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Medical House Limited
    Inventor: Ian Cleathero
  • Patent number: 8679060
    Abstract: An infusion pump system is described that increases patient comfort and convenience. The infusion pump system includes an infusion site interface that is releasably connected to an infusion pump body, and has no tubing associated between the infusion site interface and the pump body. The infusion pump body may include a carrier frame that may be adhered to the skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Asante Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Mernoe, James Causey, Mitchell Wenger, Mark Estes
  • Publication number: 20140066899
    Abstract: A combined hemostasis valve and drive mechanism is provided. The hemostasis valve has a valve body with a first and second leg. The first leg has a proximal port, a distal port and a lumen extending between the proximal port and the distal port. At least one valve is located in the lumen adjacent the proximal port to permit an interventional device to be passed therethrough. The second leg extends at an angle relative to the first leg and is in fluid communication with the first leg. A rotating male luer lock connector is rotatably connected to the first leg proximate to the distal port. It is configured to secure a guide catheter and has a driven member. The drive mechanism has a drive member removably interfacing with the driven member and a motor operatively connected to the drive member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Blacker
  • Patent number: 8657787
    Abstract: A powered injector that stores energy at a low rate when not in use and delivers energy at a high rate during injection. Energy may be stored in a highly responsive energy storage device, such as a capacitor, for rapid delivery of power to the injector motor. In certain embodiments, wires connecting the powered injector to a power supply may be relatively small and inexpensive because the current and voltage loads placed on the wires are relatively low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Mallinckrodt LLC
    Inventor: Charles S. Neer
  • Patent number: 8652090
    Abstract: The devices and methods shown provide for the minimization of extravasation during arthroscopic surgery. The anti-extravasation surgical portal plug allows a surgeon to drain excess fluids from the soft tissue surrounding the surgical field during arthroscopic surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Cannuflow, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore R. Kucklick
  • Patent number: 8652100
    Abstract: An injector device includes an injector body that receives a syringe; and an injection assembly being configured to dispense medicament from the syringe in a dispensation step. Certain types of injector devices include a sudden completion indicator that indicates when the injection is completed. Certain types of injector devices are configured to dispense two different medicament formulations having different viscosities from syringes without making any changes to the injector devices other than to switch out the syringes. Certain types of injector devices include safety arrangements that inhibit firing of the injector device until front and rear housing assemblies are disposed in predetermined rotational and axial positions relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toby Cowe
  • Patent number: 8641663
    Abstract: An input device for a robotic medical system includes a handle configured to be rotatable about a center axis, and to be longitudinally displaceable along the center axis. The input device also includes a deflection control element disposed on the handle and configured to selectively control deflection of the distal end of a flexible medical instrument electrically coupled to the input device. Longitudinal displacement of the handle may cause or result in a corresponding longitudinal motion or deflection of the flexible medical instrument. Rotation of the handle may cause or result in a corresponding rotation of the deflection plane. Longitudinal displacement and rotation of the handle may be detected or sensed electronically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark B. Kirschenman, John A. Hauck, Jane J. Song
  • Patent number: 8613726
    Abstract: An external infusion device that infuses a fluid into an individual's body includes a housing, a reservoir, a drive system, a power supply, electrical elements, and a tab. The reservoir contains the fluid, and the drive system forces the fluid from the reservoir. The electrical elements control the power to the drive system to regulate the rate that fluid is forced from the reservoir. The tab mates with the housing, and contains at least one electrical element. The tab is removable, and may be replaced with a different tab. The different tab may change the rate fluid is forced from the reservoir. A tab may be removed from one external infusion device and installed in a different external infusion device. The tab may be limited to use in a predetermined number of external infusion devices and may include a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, William H. Stutz, Jr., Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard E. Purvis, Cary Talbot
  • Patent number: 8551071
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical devices and particularly to a medication delivery device for self-injection of a medication, or for healthcare professionals to administer a medication. In one embodiment, a medication delivery device utilizes a source of gas pressure to deploy a needle, deliver a desired amount of medication through the needle, and retract the needle for disposal. Fluid flow paths from the source of gas pressure communicate the gas pressure to the needle and to the medication in order to accomplish these steps. In one embodiment, a valve is positioned to open and close the flow of the pressurized gas to the needle and the flow of the medication to the needle, so that the valve can be operated to deploy the needle and deliver the medication through the needle when the user is ready for the injection. The valve can also be operated to retract the needle when the dose is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Halozyme, Inc.
    Inventors: Chorng-Fure Robin Hwang, David Moore, John Zeis
  • Publication number: 20130253431
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a cannula assembly may include a cannula module and an inserter module. In the pre-operational state the cannula is retracted with respect to the skin-contacting surface. In operational state the cannula projects beyond the skin-contacting surface. The inserter module may include an energy store and an activation mechanism. When the energy store is at least partially discharged, the stored potential energy is transformed to kinetic energy that moves the cannula from the pre-operational state to the operational state. The activation mechanism is triggerable from outside the cannula assembly with a trigger device. The activation mechanism prevents the energy store from being discharged before it is triggered by the trigger device, and enables the energy store to be discharge after it is triggered by the trigger device to force the cannula from the pre-operational state into the operational state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Heiner Kaufmann, Simon Scheurer, David Teutsch
  • Patent number: 8480656
    Abstract: A dispensing device for dispensing medicaments to a patient that is made up of first and second stand-alone, interconnectable assemblies. The first of these assemblies comprises a fluid reservoir assembly that houses a fluid reservoir defining component while the second assembly comprises a fluid delivery and control assembly that includes a novel flow control means that functions to control the flow of medicinal fluid from the fluid reservoir of the first assembly toward the patient via a plurality of fluid flow control passageways. Because the stand-alone fluid delivery and control assembly is initially totally separate from the fluid reservoir assembly of the apparatus, the fluid flow passageways of the fluid delivery and control assembly can be effectively sterilized using conventional gamma ray sterilization techniques without adversely affecting the medicament contained within the fluid reservoir of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: BioQuiddity, Inc.
    Inventor: Marshall S. Kriesel
  • Patent number: 8475408
    Abstract: An infusion pump system is described that increases patient comfort and convenience. The infusion pump system includes an infusion site interface that is releasably connected to an infusion pump body, and has no tubing associated between the infusion site interface and the pump body. The infusion pump body may include a carrier frame that may be adhered to the skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Asante Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Mernoe, James Causey, Mitchell Wenger, Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 8430850
    Abstract: The invention relates to an inserter for an infusion set for intermittent or continuous administration of a therapeutical substance, such as e.g. insulin. The inserter comprises means for insertion and retraction of an introducer needle. With an inserter device according to the invention it is possible to introduce an insertion needle when placing a medical device sub- or transcutaneously. The Inserter device comprises a housing (1, 2, 12) which hides the insertion needle (7, 17) before insertion and can hide the insertion needle (7, 17) after insertion and placing of the medical device. The insertion needle (7, 17) moves relative to the housing (1, 2, 12) toward the patients skin surface during insertion and the inserter device comprises a bi-stable elastic element (1, 11) having two equilibrium states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventors: Steffen Gyrn, Søren Bo Hasted, Brian Boyum Hagedorn
  • Patent number: 8430847
    Abstract: An infusion pump system is described that increases patient comfort and convenience. The infusion pump system includes an infusion site interface that is releasably connected to an infusion pump body, and has no tubing associated between the infusion site interface and the pump body. The infusion pump body may include a carrier frame that may be adhered to the skin of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Asante Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Morten Mernoe, James Causey, Mitchell Wenger, Mark Estes
  • Patent number: 8425465
    Abstract: There is provided a drive device for a linear body, that allows a treatment to be immediately, manually resumed when an emergency arises. A drive device for a linear body includes a securing portion capable of securing a Y connector having a through hole, and an actuator including a driving roller and a driven roller moving the linear body that is inserted in the through hole of the Y connector in the longitudinal direction of the linear body. The drive device allows the linear body and the Y connector to be integrally, manually attached to and detached from the securing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: NTN Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Nagano, Yukihiro Nishio
  • Patent number: 8409148
    Abstract: A device for the dosed administration of a fluid product including a housing, a conveying device for the product, a drive element influenced by the selection of a product dose, a coupling input member coupled to the drive element, a coupling output member coupled to the conveying device, a retaining device which maintains the coupling elements in a maintaining position uncoupled from each other, wherein at least one of the coupling elements is displaceable by a coupling movement from the maintaining position into a coupling state, and wherein a driving force of the drive element causes a delivery movement of the conveying device via the coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Patrick Fiechter, Philippe Kohlbrenner, Daniel Kuenzli, Christof Meier, Peter Stettler, Juergen Wittmann, Urs Widmer
  • Patent number: 8409141
    Abstract: The present application relates to a disposable auto injector (10) that can be safely operated for automatic injection of a dose of medication and having a housing (12) for accommodation of a syringe (18) with a needle (20), the syringe being movably positioned in the housing between a first position in which position the needle is accommodated inside the housing and a second position in which position the needle protrudes outside the housing (22), a driver configured for applying a force to the syringe thereby moving the syringe from the first position to the second position, and wherein the driver is also configured for applying a force to the syringe thereby moving the syringe from the second position to a retracted position in which position the needle is accommodated inside the housing upon user operation of a release member (42).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen Medicom A/S
    Inventors: Esben Weldingh Johansen, Jørgen Rasmussen, Christian Maegaard, Jørn Winther Hald