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: 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: 8945063
    Abstract: Injection systems comprising a powered injector and one or more hazardous agents are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul K. Wotton, Peter L. Sadowski, John William Hayes
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8939959
    Abstract: A simple method and device enabling a unit dose from a reservoir is provided. The dose is drawn into the reservoir and is then expelled from the device by depressing a plunger. The plunger has features which divide the dose into discrete intervals. As the plunger is moved during delivery, the features on the plunger and features connected to a barrel interact to provide for intermittent stops to the delivery. Other aspects of the device provide for reduced dead space, safety and selective interconnection with other devices. Thus, the device divides the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Bruno Baney, Colin May, Patrick Dupuis, Frederic Perot
  • Patent number: 8915891
    Abstract: A Luer securement device comprising a Luer adapter having a septum and a catheter hood, the Luer adapter further having a wedge seal for receiving a base portion of a catheter. The Luer securement device further includes an inserter body in which is slidably housed a catheter threader having a probe which is configured to advance a base portion of a catheter through the septum thereby seating the base portion of the catheter into the wedge seal of the Luer adapter as a tip portion of the catheter is inserted into a patient. The catheter threader further includes a needle adapter having a needle which is threaded through the probe and the catheter to assist in inserting the catheter into the patient. Following insertion of the catheter, the catheter threader is retracted within the inserter body thereby withdrawing the needle from the catheter and shielding a sharpened tip of the needle within at least one of the inserter body and the catheter threader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Stephen Bornhoft
  • Patent number: 8911409
    Abstract: A light for use with an oral anesthesia syringe that is received into a passageway of a barrel of the light. When the syringe is received into a first opening in a proximal end of the barrel's passageway, the needle of the syringe extends through a second opening at the proximal end of the barrel. At least one lamp and preferably a plurality of lamps at the distal end of the barrel illuminate the needle and the interior of a patient's mouth. A battery is included in the light for powering the lamps. The insertion of the syringe into the barrel closes a pair of contacts to cause the battery to power the lamps, or the battery may be removed to remove power from the lamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Inventors: M. Wade Clayton, Jimmy E. Brown
  • Patent number: 8876794
    Abstract: A method for delivering medicament such as for ameliorating pain in a patient includes introducing an injector through a nasal passage of the patient into a region substantially medial and/or posterior and/or inferior to a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) of the patient; and delivering a medicament from the injector superiorly and/or laterally and/or anteriorly towards the SPG. A device for delivering a medicament to a patient in need thereof includes (a) an injector containing a first end configured to remain outside a nasal passage of the patient and a second end configured for entry into the nasal passage of the patient; and (b) an introducer configured for engagement with a nostril of the patient and containing a passageway configured for slidably receiving the injector. The injector is moveable between a storage position preceding the engagement and an engaging position pursuant to the engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: Tian Xia
  • Publication number: 20140323973
    Abstract: Pure sodium chloride is dissolved in sterile distilled water to form a sterile pure saline solution. A hermetically sealed disposable spray container holds a single measured dosage of the solution for fully rinsing and cleansing a nasal passageway. The measured dosage is sufficient for rinsing and cleansing the nasal passage and harmless if the measured dosage mistakenly enters the lungs or sinuses or stomach of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Leopoldo Ruiz, III
  • Patent number: 8852157
    Abstract: Disposable items made from bioplastic resins include a biodegradable resin; and a plasticizer; wherein the resin and plasticizer are intermixed to provide a generally homogenous bioplastic that is formed to provide the device. A disposable device includes a multidose syringe, a specimen tube, a scalpel, a lancet, a sharps container, or a suction canister. A method of disposing of an item includes providing an item made from a biodegradable resin and a plasticizer that are intermixed to provide a generally homogenous bioplastic; sterilizing the item utilizing radiation or ethylene oxide gas; shredding the item; and composting the item into a compost end product, thereby disposing of the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Innovative Bottles, LLC
    Inventor: Shantu Patel
  • Publication number: 20140276561
    Abstract: A device including a first member extending along an axis. The first member includes an inner surface defining a cavity extending through a first surface and an opposite second surface and a side surface extending between the first and second surfaces. The inner surface defines an opening extending that is in communication with the cavity. A pivoting member is disposed in the cavity and includes an inner surface defining a passageway having a second member disposed therein. An engaging member is disposed in the opening. The pivoting member is movable between a first orientation such that the engaging member is spaced apart from the pivoting member and the pivoting member is rotatable to a selected trajectory relative to the longitudinal axis and a second orientation such that the engaging member engages the pivoting member and the second member is fixed in the selected trajectory. Methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KYPHON SARL
    Inventors: Amy L. Arthur, Mojan Goshayeshgar
  • Patent number: 8827962
    Abstract: A dose setting mechanism for a medicament delivery device is presented having a pinion mounted to a locking member where the axis of rotation of the pinion is offset and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing containing the dose setting components. Primary and secondary dose members are engaged with the pinion to indicate a set dose of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 8821450
    Abstract: A syringe for use with a powered injector to inject a fluid into a patient that includes a length of material adapted to transmit or propagate electromagnetic energy therethrough. The length of material includes at least a first indicator positioned along the length of material. The first indicator is adapted to interact with at least a portion of the energy being propagated through the length of material in a manner that is detectable. The presence (or absence) of the first indicator provides or corresponds to information about the syringe configuration. The indicator(s) of the present invention can, for example, provide information about syringe configuration by the number and/or position thereof. A plurality or set of such syringes can be provided, with the configuration of each such syringe being represented by the presence or absence of indicator(s) of that syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry Iddon, Michael J. Yanniello, John A. Brosovich, Alan D. Hirschman
  • Patent number: 8821440
    Abstract: An injection device has a dispensing chamber housing, a plunger, and a temperature control device. The dispensing chamber housing has a first part and a second part. The first part is thermally coupled to a needle. The second part is thermally coupled to the first part. The second part has an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface partially defines a dispensing chamber for holding a quantity of a substance. The plunger is engaged with an inner surface of the dispensing chamber housing, is capable of sliding in the dispensing chamber housing, and is fluidly sealed to the inner surface of the dispensing chamber housing. The temperature control device at least partially surrounds the dispensing chamber housing and is capable of altering a temperature of the substance in the dispensing chamber. The second part has a greater thermal coefficient than the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Sanchez, James Foster, Cesario Dos Santos
  • Publication number: 20140228765
    Abstract: A refillable and implantable infusion apparatus and method that includes a needle penetration detector that detects and indications the position of a needle relative to a septum of a drug reservoir of the implantable infusion apparatus. With the needle position data, medical professionals may better ensure they are injecting drugs into the drug reservoir, thus, improving patient safety.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Flowonix Medical Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul BURKE, Steve ADLER, Robert M. HANSEN
  • Patent number: 8784388
    Abstract: Syringe assemblies comprising a disinfecting reservoir collar to ensure adherence to aseptic techniques for use in flush procedures for vascular access devices (VAD's) are described. The syringe assemblies include a plunger rod, a syringe barrel, and reservoir collar that permits disinfection of a hub of a VAD connector upon connection to the reservoir collar. Also described are methods of disinfecting vascular access devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Nichola Charles, Adam Zerda
  • Patent number: 8777889
    Abstract: An apparatus for administering a therapeutic is provided. In various embodiments, the apparatus includes a syringe having a barrel and a plunger and having an ozone generator associated therewith. The generator is initiated and a therapeutic gas is accumulated within the barrel, at which point it can be delivered from the barrel into a target site via a needle, thereby delivering therapeutic effects to that target site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Ceramatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashok V Joshi, James Steppan, Jesse A Nachlas, Kieran P Murphy
  • Patent number: 8777906
    Abstract: Syringes and methods of using are described which protect materials within the syringe barrel cavity from contaminants and photo-chemical degradation. A syringe is provided having an inspection window for viewing medications or other materials within the cavity of a syringe barrel. The syringe barrel and other syringe components may be colored, opaque, darkened, amber, tinted; or the syringe barrel may have applied thereto polarizing filters; or materials having light polarizing properties can be used to manufacture the syringe barrel and other syringe components of the syringe to cancel particular components of light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Robin Scott Gray