Means Moved By Person To Inject Or Remove Fluent Material To Or From Body Inserted Conduit, Holder, Or Reservoir Patents (Class 604/181)
  • Patent number: 11033427
    Abstract: Vitreoretinal instruments and methods related thereto are disclosed herein. The disclosure describes various example vitreoretinal instruments having various aspirating port configurations. A vitreoretinal instrument may include a handle and a cannula coupled to the handle. The cannula may include a straight portion and a curved portion. The curved portion may be configurable between a straight configuration and a curved configuration. The curved configuration may include a first curved portion having a curvature defined by a first radius. The curved configuration may include a second curved portion having a curvature defined by a second radius different from the first radius. The curved portion may further include one or more ports formed in the curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Steven T. Charles, Reto Grueebler, Philipp Schaller
  • Patent number: 11020534
    Abstract: A fixed dose injector pen is provided that includes a transmission element that is rotated to set and deliver a dose of a drug from a multi-dose cartridge. A circular ratchet defines a small number of engagement positions around its circumference and selectively transmits the rotation of the transmission element to a piston rod driver. The circular ratchet transmits the rotation of the transmission element to the piston rod driver only when the transmission element is rotated in a dose delivery direction, and only if the transmission element has previously been rotated in an opposite, dose setting direction through an angle sufficient to reach one of the engagement positions. An axially moving injector element can be used to drive rotation of the transmission element via a helical coupling. When the piston rod has advanced to a predetermined axial position, a last dose lock-out mechanism maintains the circular ratchet in engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Shaily Engineering Plastics Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Knowles, Michal Uhman
  • Patent number: 10953211
    Abstract: A transdermal drug delivery device is disclosed that may comprise a housing including an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion. The lower housing portion may define a bottom surface including skin attachment means for releasably attaching the lower housing portion to skin of a user. The upper housing portion may at least partially surround a central region of the device. The device may also include a microneedle assembly and a reservoir disposed within the central region. The reservoir may be in fluid communication with the microneedle assembly. Additionally, the device may include a pushing element disposed above the microneedle assembly within the central region. The pushing element may be configured to provide a continuous bilateral force having a downward component transmitted through the microneedle assembly and an upward component transmitted through the skin attachment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Russell F. Ross, Luke Hagan, Alexander Malkin, Derek Hatchett, Jacob Marks, Thomas Lutzow
  • Patent number: 10912898
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure assembly for a fitting including, but not limited to, use in combination with a female fixture or an enteral fixture. A cap is connectable in flow restricting relation to the fitting and includes an indicator member removably connected to an exterior thereof. A housing is dimensioned to removably contain the cap and the connected indicator member. Subsequent to the fixture being connected to the cap, a removal thereof results in the indicator member being detached from the cap and movably disposed in a captured, detached orientation within the housing. Tampering may be evidenced by the indicator member remaining captivated within the housing which may be determined by visual observation or the generation of sound caused resulting from the housing being shaken. An included drive assembly is structured for concurrent rotation of the housing and the indicator member one direction and relative movement there between upon rotation of at least a housing in an opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Vitello, Patrick Vitello, Timothy Brandon Hunt
  • Patent number: 10894120
    Abstract: In certain systems disclosed herein, one or more of a first vascular access port and a second vascular access port can be selected by a customer. Each of the first and second vascular access ports can be implanted subcutaneously within a patient, and each can include a base configured to be attached to a vessel, a body that extends away from the base, and a guidance passageway that extends through the body and the base and includes a funnel region. A maximum height defined by the base and body of the second vascular access port can be greater than a maximum height defined by the base and body of the first vascular access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Advent Access Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathaniel P. Young, G. Doug Smith, Mark A. Crawford
  • Patent number: 10682465
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to medicinal fluid injection devices. In one aspect, a medicinal fluid injection device includes a housing having an opening in a side surface thereof, a storage container arranged inside the housing and configured to store a medicinal fluid, an injection needle connected to the storage container and configured to inject the medicinal fluid when stored in the storage container through the opening, and a cover body covering the opening, wherein the cover body includes a cover part configured such that the shape of the cover part changes according to air pressure caused by the injection needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: EOFlow Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Ha Kim, Jong Ook Jeong, Jesse Jaejin Kim
  • Patent number: 10653830
    Abstract: An injection device is provided for delivering a liquid medicament. The injection device includes a housing with a first chamber for storing a supply of the medicament. The first chamber and a second chamber are coupled within the housing. The second chamber is in fluid communication with the first chamber. The system also includes an outlet port for dispensing the medicament outside the housing. The outlet port is coupled to the housing and in fluid communication with one of the first and second chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Amit Limaye
  • Patent number: 10603478
    Abstract: A fluid delivery apparatus includes a collet assembly having an upper and lower wall attached at a central portion of the collet. The central portion defines an inner step, and the lower wall includes circumferentially-spaced flexible tabs. The fluid delivery apparatus also includes a fluid distribution assembly coupled to the collet assembly. The fluid distribution assembly is positionable relative to the collet between a pre-use configuration and a pre-activated configuration. The fluid distribution assembly has a plenum that includes a sleeve component having an exterior ledge extending thereabout. A lower wall portion of the sleeve component includes protrusions corresponding to the flexible tabs of the collet. In the pre-use configuration the exterior ledge of the sleeve component is engaged with the inner step of the collet assembly, and each flexible tab engages a respective protrusion to provide a snap-fit between the fluid distribution assembly and the collet assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Russell F. Ross, Andrew T. Baker, Elizabeth D. Gadsby, Luke Hagan, Aaron Peck, Alyson Yamada, Pratap Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 10537685
    Abstract: A dosing mechanism for an injection device includes a dose-setting element with a first element coupled thereto, which, during dose setting, is rotatable relative to a second element about a main rotation axis in a first direction and, during dose discharge, is fixed in rotation relative to the second element. The first and the second elements are coupled via a sleeve-shaped stop element, which forms a stop abutment. The dosing mechanism includes a stop, and the stop abutment, during the rotation of the first element in the first direction, executes a movement to a stop position where the stop abutment strikes the stop and prevents rotation of the first element relative to the second element in the first direction of rotation. The sleeve-shaped stop element is rotatable about a secondary rotation axis, which is offset parallel to or offset at an angle to the main rotation axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Susanne Schenker, Ursina Streit, Patrick Hostettler
  • Patent number: 10518047
    Abstract: An electrospray atomizing device that sprays at a constant rate comprises a main unit containing a circuit board, an electrode plate, liquid tanks and syringes. The electrode plate includes the sealed liquid tanks and the syringes, and the circuit board connects electric current to the electrode plate and the syringes. The present invention further includes a power mechanism and a dosing device. The power mechanism drives a screw to ascend or descend, pushing the pistons of the dosing device through a speed changer. The syringes are connected with the liquid tanks. When the pistons are linked by the power mechanism and the speed changer to ascend, the liquid in the liquid tanks is sprayed at a constant rate through the syringes, forming mist which carries negative ions. When the pistons descend, the ambient liquid is sucked into the liquid tanks through the syringes, waiting for a next electrospray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ELITE SECRET BIOTECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Tien-Yao Huang, Chin-Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 10493183
    Abstract: A method for collecting and filtering biological material from blood and other fluids during a surgical procedure includes: attaching a first cover including a suction port and an intake port to a collection trap; attaching a suction source to the suction port; attaching an instrument to the intake port, through which blood and tissue are suctioned and received into the collection trap; filing the collection trap with blood and tissue; removing the collection trap from the first cover; attaching a second cover to the collection trap in place of the first cover, the second cover including a suction port and a plunger, the plunger including a press head having a screen portion permitting blood and other fluids to pass; attaching a suction source to the suction port of the second cover; separating the blood from the tissue by deploying the plunger; and drawing off the blood through the suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: H & M INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Sean Hensler, Thomas James Philpott, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Michael Starkey
  • Patent number: 10463845
    Abstract: A low-profile access port for subcutaneous implantation within the body of a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a receiving cup that provides a relatively large subcutaneous target to enable a catheter-bearing needle to access the port without difficulty. In addition, the access port includes a valve/seal assembly to permit pressurized fluid injection through the port while preventing backflow. In one embodiment, therefore, a low-profile access port comprises a body including a conduit with an inlet port at a proximal end thereof, and a receiving cup. The receiving cup is concavely shaped to direct a catheter-bearing needle into the conduit via the inlet port. The receiving cup is oriented substantially toward a skin surface when subcutaneously implanted within the patient to ease needle impingement thereon. A valve/seal assembly disposed in the conduit enables passage of the catheter therethrough while preventing fluid backflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Stats, Bret Hamatake, Dwight T. Hibdon, Kelly J. Christian
  • Patent number: 10441720
    Abstract: Medical syringe having a gasket excellent in sealability and slidability. The syringe includes a hollow cylindrical syringe barrel (11) and a gasket (13) fitted in syringe barrel (11). Gasket (13) includes a main body of an elastic material laminated with an inert resin film and has a circumferential surface portion (17) substantially maintained in contact with an inner surface (16) of syringe barrel (11). Gasket 13 also has an annular projection (22), provided on circumferential surface portion (17), extending circumferentially of circumferential surface portion (17). Projection (22) has a contact surface portion maintained in contact with inner surface (16) of syringe barrel (11) and having a width of 30 ?m to 40 ?m. Circumferential surface portion (17) has non-contact surface portions located out of contact with inner surface (16) of syringe barrel (11) on widthwise opposite sides of projection (22) and having a width of at least 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Sakashita
  • Patent number: 10441721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament. The device comprises a dosing element (40, 30), which rotates in a first direction during dose selecting and rotates in a second, opposite direction during dose dispensing, and a display (60) for indicating the selected dose. The display (60) comprises at least one belt (61, 62) having symbols for indicating the selected dose and being coupled to the dosing element (40, 130) such that a rotation of the dosing element (40, 130) spools the belt (61, 62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Tom Oakley, Karl Hewson, Stuart Milne, Mark Pawulski
  • Patent number: 10391269
    Abstract: The nasal sprayer with multiple applicators is a liquid dispensing device with two separate applicators. A first applicator is in the form of a spray nozzle, similar to that of a conventional nasal sprayer, which is provided for atomized liquid dispensing to the nasal passages. A second applicator is in the form of a flexible tube, which is adapted for dispensing liquid to deeper regions, such as the Eustachian tube or the adenoid or sinus regions. The nasal sprayer with multiple applicators includes a receptacle for receiving a volume of a liquid medicament for intranasal treatment. A pump assembly selectively transfers a metered dose of the liquid medicament to a dispensing assembly for dispensing through a selected one of first and second ports. A spray nozzle is in fluid communication with the first port and a flexible spray tube is in fluid communication with the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Meshil A. M. O. H. Al-Jarba
  • Patent number: 10328248
    Abstract: A controller, which may be used in a transdermal drug delivery apparatus, includes a housing, a pushing mechanism mounted for moving relative to the housing, a force provider positioned between the housing and the pushing mechanism for moving the pushing mechanism relative to the housing, and a latching mechanism for selectively restricting and allowing relative movement between the housing and the pushing mechanism. The pushing mechanism may be configured for pushing against a reservoir of the transdermal drug delivery apparatus. The latching mechanism may include flexible arms extending between the opposite ends of the latching mechanism, and the latching mechanism may be configured so that the arms release the pushing mechanism in response to the opposite ends being forced toward one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Baker, Elizabeth Deibler Gadsby, Russell F. Ross, Luke Hagan
  • Patent number: 10182801
    Abstract: A vessel access and closure assist system is used for accessing a vessel to perform a vascular intervention. The system facilitates the delivery of a vessel closure device onto a blood vessel for closing an opening in the wall of the blood vessel. The vessel access and closure assist system includes a procedural introducer sheath that directly couples to a vessel closure device delivery sheath such that the procedural introducer sheath does not have to be exchanged with the vessel closure device delivery sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Silk Road Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Michi E. Garrison
  • Patent number: 10092702
    Abstract: A syringe mechanism for the auto-regeneration of the dermis is provided. The syringe mechanism includes: a liquid syringe filled with liquid in a cylinder thereof, a piston inserted into a top of the cylinder, a discharge portion formed at a bottom portion of the cylinder, and screw threads formed around the discharge portion; and an injecting member having a cylindrical body portion, an inlet portion formed to be inserted and coupled with the discharge portion at a top end of the cylindrical body portion, and a coupling portion formed to be coupled with the screw threads around the inlet portion, the screw threads and the coupling portion rotated and inserted so as to be fastened to the liquid syringe so that liquid is injected into the top portion of the body portion via the liquid syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Joong Suk Jin, Se Hoon Chin
  • Patent number: 10086132
    Abstract: A mechanical infusion pump device for injecting medication into a patient's IV, includes an IV reservoir and a syringe communicated to the IV reservoir and having a syringe plunger connected to a filling plunger that is moved with the syringe plunger in a first syringe-filling direction to fill the syringe with fluid medication. Biasing weight(s) is/are provided on the filling plunger for exerting bias or force from gravity on the filling plunger and the syringe plunger in a second syringe-discharging direction to dispense medication from the syringe into the patient's IV when the filling plunger is released. Only a calibrated amount of medicine can be discharged to the patent's IV over time as determined by calibration of the biasing weights and the metering element located between the syringe and the patient's IV for a given viscosity of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Mark Hauswald
  • Patent number: 9993371
    Abstract: The device (10) has a handle (16) fixed to an end of a shaft (14). The handle is provided for the insertion of a detachable collection container (12) into a vagina, for rotation of the collection container about its longitudinal axis within the vagina or for the removal of the collection container from the vagina. The handle is provided with a hole (24), which is connected with the hollow interior of the shaft or a ventilation tube to ensure the supply of air to prevent pressure differences during removal of the collection container from the vagina. An independent claim is included for a method for absorption and controlled discharge of liquid excretion from a vagina.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Werner Kasper
  • Patent number: 9962495
    Abstract: Driving and dispensing devices for an injection device are used for administering a liquid product and adjusting a product dose and include a dosage display element with a helical dosage scale; an indication device for indicating a dosage value from the dosage scale; and a dosage element, which can be held by a user and screwed relative to the indication device around a rotational axis (L) and relative to the dispensing member along the rotational axis (L) in order to adjust the dosage to be administered. A bearing element having a thread is in a threaded engagement with a thread of the dosage indication element, and the thread pitch of the thread of the dosage indication element is not the same as the pitch (P1) of the helical scale, and may be greater or smaller than the pitch (P1) of the helical scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Ursina Streit, Jürg Hirschel, Adrian Eich
  • Patent number: 9867368
    Abstract: A system for the hypothermic transport of biological samples, such as tissues, organs, or body fluids. The system includes a self-purging preservation apparatus to suspend a sample in preservation fluid and perfuse a tissue with preservation fluid. The self-purging preservation apparatus is placed in an insulated transport container having a cooling medium. When assembled, the system allows for transport of biological samples for extended periods of time at a stable temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Paragonix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Maria Anderson, Jared Alden Judson
  • Patent number: 9850010
    Abstract: A handling system for use in the manufacture of syringe barrels includes a tray having an array of apertures with a tubular upstand around each aperture, each upstand at the upper end thereof defining a support surface for a syringe barrel. Each syringe barrel comprises a cylindrical part and an enlargement at or adjacent the rear end of the barrel and carries at its forward end a safe needle device or a needle shield of a greater diameter than the syringe barrel. At least one of the enlargement of the syringe barrel or the support surface has a profile tapering or rounded inwardly in the downward direction so that when the tray is supported generally horizontally and a syringe barrel is lowered into an upstand, the syringe barrel is centred by co-operation between the enlargement and the support surface. The enlargement may be a flange at the rear end of the syringe barrel or could be a further component fitted to the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 9821122
    Abstract: Various handheld medical dispensing configurations and methods including the following: Handheld medical dispensing system comprises a syringe, which has a plunger, releasably mounted to syringe actuation apparatus, the apparatus having an actuator configured such that it can move the plunger more than once to dispense a plurality of amounts of substance from the syringe. A method of dispensing fluid from a syringe comprises holding a medical substance delivery system including a syringe, which has a needle, and which is secured to syringe actuation apparatus configured to dispense predetermined amounts of the substance from the syringe, penetrating the needle at one patient site and using the apparatus to deliver a predetermined amount of the substance, and penetrating the needle at another patient site and using the apparatus to deliver a predetermined amount of the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Accunit, LLC
    Inventors: Howard S. Sutkin, Jerry Botkin
  • Patent number: 9757526
    Abstract: A drug administration instrument including a syringe including: a tubular surrounding periphery portion forming a drug chamber configured to store a drug; a discharge part disposed at a first axial end of the surrounding periphery portion; and a flange portion disposed at a second axial end of the surrounding periphery portion; and a sheath member having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the surrounding periphery portion of the syringe, and holding the syringe. The sheath member includes a fitting part configured to support at least one of the surrounding periphery portion and the discharge part of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichiro Iwase, Junichi Ogawa, Kouichi Tachikawa
  • Patent number: 9750882
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device including a dosage window covering a sleeve on which dose values are marked is disclosed. The supplemental device comprises a main body; an arrangement for supporting the main body of the supplemental device in a predetermined positional relationship with the injection device; a transparent protection window located at a surface of the main body that is aligned with the dosage window of the injection pen when in use; a sensor arrangement supported in the main body and having a sensor directed at the protection window; an illumination arrangement comprising one or more sources of light, each of the one or more sources of light being directed at the protection window; and a dispersing part, which may be diffusing or scattering, located on an optical path between a first one of the one or more sources of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gertrud Blei, Mario Bock
  • Patent number: 9744292
    Abstract: A mechanical infusion pump device for injecting medication into a patient's IV, includes an IV reservoir and a syringe communicated to the IV reservoir and having a syringe plunger which is moved in a first direction against a mechanical biasing element by engagement with a manually operable, independently movable filling plunger to fill the syringe with fluid medication. The mechanical biasing element is provided for exerting bias on the syringe plunger in a second syringe-discharging direction to dispense medication from the syringe into the patient's IV when the filling plunger is released. Only a calibrated amount of medicine can be discharged to the patent's IV over time as determined by calibration of the biasing element and a metering element located between the syringe and the patient's IV for a given viscosity of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Mark Hauswald
  • Patent number: 9592349
    Abstract: A mechanical patient-controlled analgesia device for injecting medicine into a patient's IV, includes an IV reservoir and a syringe communicated to the IV reservoir and having a syringe plunger. A mechanical biasing element is provided for exerting bias on the syringe plunger in a first syringe-filling direction to draw medicine from the IV reservoir into the syringe. An injection plunger is operable by the patient to move the syringe plunger in a second injection direction against the bias to inject the medicine in the syringe into a patient's IV. The injection plunger is movable independently of the syringe plunger and is engaged with but unconnected to the syringe plunger when the patient moves the injection plunger to inject the medicine. The patient can inject only a calibrated amount of medicine drawn into the syringe as determined by calibration of the biasing element and a metering element for a given viscosity of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventor: Mark Hauswald
  • Patent number: 9585672
    Abstract: A device for implanting a prosthesis 12 in a body tissue equipped with a tubular element 7, within which a prosthesis 12 can slide, and a pressure element 16 for moving said prosthesis 12. The device also comprises a cartridge 5 provided with a seat 31 at its interior, such seat housing the prosthesis 12 and movable under the action of a pusher element 13 from a first position, in which the seat 31 is not facing the tubular element 7, to a second position, in which the seat 31 is in communication with the tubular element 7 in order to allow the insertion of the prosthesis 12 inside the tubular element 7 upon command of the pressure element 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: THD S.P.A.
    Inventor: Filippo Bastia
  • Patent number: 9421321
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering fluidic media to a user having a second housing portion configured to be selectively operatively engaged with and disengaged from a first housing portion, the first housing portion and the second housing portion configured to be slidable relative to each other to operatively engage each other; and a fluid connector supported by one the housing portions in a position to engage a reservoir supported by an other of the housing portions in a case where the first housing portion and the second housing portion are slid relative to each other to operatively engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 9399102
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an injector device for delivering an ophthalmic solution to a cornea of an eye. The device may include a base configured to contact part of the eye, and a needle connected to the base, wherein needle may deliver the ophthalmic solution to the cornea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: EUCLID SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bruce H. Dewoolfson, Donald Harris, Mike Luttrell, Gabriel Carpio
  • Patent number: 9370389
    Abstract: A medical compound delivery device, including an elongated compound delivery conduit; a housing attached to the delivery conduit; a dispensing element movably positioned within the housing; an actuation element coupled to the housing, the actuation element operable to selectively move the dispensing element from the housing into the delivery conduit in discrete length increments; and a pressure limiting element configured to limit movement of the dispensing element when a pressure in the delivery conduit exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventors: David Bradley Jones, J. Scott Hay, Ryan Singh
  • Patent number: 9352095
    Abstract: A container system includes a first container assembly and a delivery device. The first container assembly has an administration port and a medication port. The delivery device is attached to the first container assembly, and includes a housing, a connector, a second container, and a plunger shaft. The housing encloses an interior space with the medication port disposed within the interior space. The connector has at least one cannula defining a first sharp end aligned with the medication port and a second sharp end. The second container has an outlet port aligned with the second sharp end of the at least one cannula and a plunger seal moveable within the second container to force contents of the second container through the port. The plunger shaft assembly has a first end that abuts the plunger seal and a second end connected to a trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventor: Grant Bomgaars
  • Patent number: 9308125
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an apparatus for intraocular injection comprising a plate adapted for being brought into contact with an eye and a guide operable to guide a needle into the interior of an eye, characterized in that it comprises means for displacing a superficial layer (1) of the eye over an underlying layer (2) of the eye as the plate is brought into contact with the eye before the needle is guided into the interior of the eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: FOVEA PHARMACEUTICALS, FONDATION OPHTALMOLOGIQUEADOLPHE DE ROTHSCHILD
    Inventors: Michel Paques, Pierre Roy
  • Patent number: 9272084
    Abstract: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient including a unitary, one piece earplug formed of a soft resilient material including an ear canal engaging portion and an external portion and defining a single internal passage therethrough. The external portion includes a major disk and an annular medication applicator receiving portion in fluid communication with the internal passage. The ear canal engaging portion includes at least two minor disks of progressively different size extending outwardly in a generally radial direction. The ear canal engaging portion defines a molded resilient valve unitary with the earplug that is shiftable from a closed position to an open position in either direction under a preselected fluid pressure and that resiliently returns to the closed position below the preselected fluid pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Alternamedics LLC
    Inventors: Aner Vlodaver, Benhoor Soumekh
  • Patent number: 9259537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a needle assembly (1) to be used in combination with a storing device (200) comprising a barrel (8) defining a chamber (9) receiving a product (4) and a piston (2), the assembly (1) comprising: —needle-bearing portion (7) in a first material, movable between an exposed and a retracted positions of the needle (5), —engaging means (8a, 10, 11, 18,) for securing said needle-bearing portion (7) to said barrel (8) in the exposed position, characterized in that it comprises: —sealing means (15) in a second material for tightly sealing the distal end (9a) of said chamber (9) to said needle-bearing portion (7), —a breakable portion (7a) located between said engaging means (8a, 10, 11, 18,) and said needle-bearing portion (7), which, when broken, allows independent proximal displacement of said needle-bearing portion (7) relative to said engaging means (8a, 10, 11, 18,) between said exposed and said retracted positions, said first material being more rigid than said second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Bruno Baney, Frederic Perot
  • Patent number: 9233210
    Abstract: A supplemental device for attachment to an injection device including a dosage window covering a sleeve on which dose values are marked is disclosed. The supplemental device comprises a main body; an arrangement for supporting the main body of the supplemental device in a predetermined positional relationship with the injection device; a transparent protection window located at a surface of the main body that is aligned with the dosage window of the injection pen when in use; a sensor arrangement supported in the main body and having a sensor directed at the protection window; an illumination arrangement comprising one or more sources of light, each of the one or more sources of light being directed at the protection window; and a non-transmissive part located on an optical path between a first one of the one or more sources of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Mario Bock, Gertrud Blei
  • Patent number: 9138541
    Abstract: A dose setting mechanism for a drug delivery device is disclosed. The mechanism comprises an outer housing (17) and an inner housing (5) having an external groove (30; 31). The inner housing guides a driver (7, 9) having either a blocking or locking member (11; 11?) disposed inside the driver that can lock a flexible tab (21) to an internal groove during dose delivery in the inner housing such that the driver follows the path of the groove and to advance a spindle to move a cartridge bung. A dial sleeve (3) is disposed between the outer and inner housing and is rotatably engaged with the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Christopher Jones
  • Patent number: 9095412
    Abstract: Described here are systems and methods for accessing Schlemm's canal and for delivering an ocular device or fluid composition therein. The ocular devices may maintain the patency of Schlemm's canal without substantially interfering with transmural fluid flow across the canal. The fluid composition may be a viscoelastic fluid that is delivered into the canal to facilitate drainage of aqueous humor by disrupting the canal and surrounding trabeculocanalicular tissues. Tools for disrupting these tissues and minimally invasive methods for treating medical conditions associated with elevated intraocular pressure, including glaucoma, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sight Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: David Y. Badawi, Daniel O'Keeffe, Paul Badawi
  • Publication number: 20150148615
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides ophthalmic surgical systems, methods, and devices. In one embodiment, a handheld medical instrument for surgical procedures comprises a body having an exterior surface shaped to be held and manipulated by a human hand; a surgical tool extending from a distal end of the body; and a pressure-sensitive button for controlling operation of the surgical tool, the pressure-sensitive button comprising an actuation surface positioned adjacent the exterior surface of the body, the pressure-sensitive button further comprising a pressure detection device, the pressure detection device configured to enable output of a signal for controlling a function of the surgical tool, the signal being proportional to a position of the actuation surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Brennan, Mark Humayun
  • Patent number: 9017289
    Abstract: A transdermal fluid delivery device includes a housing defining a longitudinal axis and having a proximal end and a distal end. The housing defines a passageway extending longitudinally therethrough. A fluid reservoir is disposed at the proximal end of the housing in communication with the passageway of the housing and is adapted for retaining a fluid therein. A base member is positioned at the distal end of the housing. A microneedle assembly including a plurality of microneedles extending distally therefrom is also provided. The microneedle assembly is selectively moveable with respect to the housing between a retracted position, wherein the microneedles are disposed within the housing, and an extended position, wherein the microneedles are advanced distally to penetrate the base member and extend distally therefrom for puncturing the patient's epidermis and delivering the fluid into the patient's bloodstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Larry P. Backes
  • Patent number: 9011410
    Abstract: Delivery devices and methods related thereto may be used in humans for spinal delivery of cells, drugs or vectors. The patient population may include patients with spinal traumatic injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, spinal ischemia and any other spinal neurodegenerative disorders which will require spinal cell, vector or drug delivery. Unlike conventional methods which require multiple injection sites to make multiple, localized substrate deliveries, the delivery devices and methods of the present invention may allow for multiple substrate delivery locations with homogeneous substrate delivery with a single injection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventor: Martin Marsala
  • Patent number: 8998853
    Abstract: A syringe body/needle assembly and a method for producing such a syringe body/needle assembly are provided that if free of an organic adhesive bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Bernd Hoppe, Daniela Seiler, Andreas Roters, Katrin Schellenberg
  • Patent number: 8998848
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to access bone marrow at various target areas. Such apparatus may include an intraosseous device operable to penetrate bone at a selected target area and a depth limiter operable to control depth of penetration of the intraosseous device into bone and associated bone marrow. A manual driver and a guide may be included to optimize optimum insertion of the intraosseous device at a selected insertion site on a sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vidacare LLC
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, Robert W. Titkemeyer, David S. Bolleter, Ruben Trevino, Matthew T. Harmon, Christopher Kilcoin
  • Patent number: 8992427
    Abstract: A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue. The treatment probe also has adjustable stops which control the deployed positions of both the needle and the tines. The adjustable stops are coupled to the controller so that the virtual treatment and safety boundaries resulting from the treatment can be presented on the visual display prior to actual deployment of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Gynesonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Munrow, Darrin Uecker, Brian Placek, Harry Kwan, David Toub, Cameron D. Hinman, David J. Danitz
  • Patent number: 8979791
    Abstract: A medicated module comprising a connecting body configured for attachment to a drug delivery device. A first needle is fixed within the connecting body and an outer body operatively coupled to the connecting body. A needle guard operatively coupled to the outer body and a biasing member positioned between the outer body and needle guard. A second needle fixed within the outer body and a recess within the connecting body defines a reservoir. The reservoir contains at least one dose of a medicament and is configured for fluid communication with the first and second needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: James Alexander Davies, Steven Wimpenny, Daniel Thomas De Sausmarez Lintell, Malcolm Stanley Boyd, Naceur Rekaya, Simon Lewis Bilton, John David Cross
  • Patent number: 8968260
    Abstract: A gasket for use in a syringe so formed as to liquid-tightly and slidably contact an inner surface of an outer cylinder of the syringe, the gasket including a gasket body made of an elastic body and a coating layer formed on a portion thereof which contacts at least the syringe, wherein the coating layer includes a composition containing a silicone resin which comprises a condensate of a reactive silicone resin having a terminal silanol group and which has a siloxane bond derived from the silanol group, and does not contain solid fine particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Aiko Horiuchi, Eiji Watanabe, Shigeru Suzuki, Masami Shimoda
  • Patent number: 8961471
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a syringe device, a method and a system for delivering a therapeutic amount of ozone are disclosed. A sterility case can enclose a syringe portion and can maintain sterility while the syringe device is interfaced to an ozone generator. A valvably-controlled fluid channel can extend from a barrel of the syringe portion through the case. Conducting elements can be attached to the case and can breach the case. The conductive elements can be connected to electrodes. The electrodes can be attached to the syringe portion. The syringe portion can be filled with oxygen gas via the valvably-controlled fluid channel. An electric current can be provided to the conductive elements from the ozone generator resulting in a corona discharge from at least one of the electrodes. The therapeutic amount of ozone can be produced from the oxygen gas and the syringe portion delivered into a sterile field without compromise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Minimus Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Hooper, Thomas Foster, Noel Henson
  • Patent number: 8956333
    Abstract: An ear medication delivery device for delivering a treatment liquid and retaining the treatment liquid within an ear canal of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Alternamedics LLC
    Inventors: Aner Vlodaver, Benhoor Soumekh
  • Patent number: 8945069
    Abstract: An injection device (1) for administering a fixed dose of a medication is provided. The injection device (1) comprises a housing (2) wherein a drive mechanism comprising a drive member (3) is at least partially enclosed and a dosing element (34) which is fixed relative to the drive member (3). Here, a dose can be set by rotating the dosing element (34) relative to the housing (2) in a dose setting direction (s) and the dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2). Moreover, a method is provided for operating an injection device (1) for the administration of a fixed dose of a medication: A dose can be set by rotating a dosing element (34), a dose can be dispensed by pushing the dosing element (34) towards the housing (2) and a dose can be cancelled by rotating the dosing element (34) in a direction opposite to the dose setting direction (s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: David Plumptre, Christopher James Smith