Having Medical Information (e.g., Name Of Patient Or Medicament, Etc.) Means Patents (Class 604/189)
  • Patent number: 11413399
    Abstract: A mounting aid for attaching a supplementary device to an injection device, wherein the injection device has an elongated housing extending in an axial direction, the mounting aid comprising a body extending in the axial direction, configured to receive at least a portion of the housing and having at least one radially extending engaging member to engage with a correspondingly shaped engaging member of the housing when in a specific position relative to the housing, and wherein the body comprises a side wall with an abutment face facing in a proximal direction, wherein the abutment face is defined on a plane that is inclined to the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Stephan Riedel
  • Patent number: 11400230
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a reading device adapted to read-out infrared readable data provided by a covered part of a movable component of a drug delivery device, wherein the reading device comprises at least one electromagnetic radiation source configured to emit infrared radiation and adapted to illuminate the infrared readable data on the covered part; at least one optical sensor unit configured to detect infrared radiation reflected from the covered part of the movable component; and at least one processing unit configured to determine a data value of the infrared readable data as a function of the detected reflected infrared radiation. The disclosure further provides a drug delivery device and a drug delivery device in combination with the reading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 11376370
    Abstract: An injection device includes a cartridge configured to hold a volume of fluid, the cartridge having a proximal end and a distal end through which the fluid is dispensed; a stopper disposed in the cartridge and configured to move from the proximal end toward the distal end to cause the fluid to be dispensed through the distal end of the cartridge; and an electronic device disposed at the distal end of the cartridge, the electronic device including an emitter configured to transmit a signal toward the stopper, a receiver configured to receive reflections of the signal from the stopper, and a controller configured to wirelessly transmit data related to a position of the stopper in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Michael Meissner
  • Patent number: 11338089
    Abstract: An injection device comprising a housing (12) and a dose selector (16) to set a dose of medicament to be ejected from the injection device. A spring (20) coupled to the dose selector stores energy necessary for ejecting the dose from the injection device. A ratchet (25) arrangement is provided to rotationally couple a ratchet component and an internal surface of the housing in a coupled state and to allow relative rotation between the ratchet component and the internal surface of the housing in an uncoupled state. An over-torque feature (27) located between the dose selector and the spring is actuatable, when the rotation of the dose selector causes the charging force to exceed a defined limit, to reduce the charging force transferred from the dose selector to the spring. Both the ratchet component and the over-torque feature are provided on a single component (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Norton Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Karl James Hewson, George Bostock, George Robert Michael Savell, James Alexander Davies, Oliver Hart, Joshua Arieh Shenker, Matthew Alexander Morris, Matthew Keith Fordham
  • Patent number: 11337851
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for controlling a patient's body temperature by endovascular heat exchange and/or surface heat exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Circulation, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Jacobsen, Ayan Majumdar, Sean W Yip, Jeremy Thomas Dabrowiak
  • Patent number: 11331433
    Abstract: A geared drive arrangement comprises a stationary portion and a drive rod defining a reference axis and during operation being arranged to rotate and be moved axially corresponding to the reference axis, the drive rod comprising a first thread and a second thread. The drive arrangement further comprises a drive member comprising a drive thread in engagement with the drive rod first thread, and a nut portion comprising a propulsion thread arranged rotationally locked relative to the stationary portion and in engagement with the drive rod second thread. The drive member is arranged to rotate corresponding to the reference axis during operation, with the threaded engagement between the drive member and the drive rod causing the drive rod to rotate, and the threaded engagement between the nut portion and the drive rod causing the drive rod to move in the distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Lars Peter Klitmose
  • Patent number: 11318251
    Abstract: A medication delivery device comprises an injection device having a reservoir comprising a medicament to be ejected, and a sensor arranged to detect an ejection of the medicament from the injection device, the sensor being arranged to output a signal comprising ejecting information, and a processor for collecting and storing the ejection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Dedenroth Miller, Christian Peter Enggaard, Preben Mikael Nielsen, Bodo von Muenchow
  • Patent number: 11278673
    Abstract: A recording device for injection device includes a housing, a viewing window, a photographic module, a light splitting element and a signal transmission device. The housing is removably mounted on a dose scale window of an injection device. The viewing window is formed on a surface of the housing, and a viewing path is formed from the viewing window to the dose scale window. The photographic module is located on the housing, and provided with an image-capturing optical axis which is perpendicular to the viewing path. The light splitting element is located at an intersection of the viewing path and the image-capturing optical axis for guiding information located in the dose scale window to the photographic module and the viewing window, respectively. The signal transmission device is electrically connected to the photographic module for transmitting signals of the photographic module to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan Chang, Jung-Wen Chang, Chin-Kang Chang, Chao-Ching Huang
  • Patent number: 11278677
    Abstract: A data collection device for attachment to an injection device, such as an injector pen, includes a sensor arrangement to detect movement of a movable component of the injection device relative to the data collection device during delivery of a medicament by the injection device, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device. The processor arrangement may monitor the time that has elapsed since the medicament dosage was administered, and control a display to show the mediacament dosage and elapsed time to provide a memory aid to the user. In an example embodiment, the sensor arrangement includes an optical encoder and the movable component includes a plurality of light barrier formations. The movable component may be a number sleeve that provides a visual indication of a dose programmed into the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Erbstein, Paul Richard Draper, Robert Frederick Veasey, David Aubrey Plumptre, Joseph Butler
  • Patent number: 11246989
    Abstract: A modified syringe barrel as a component for a syringe assembly. The barrel's outer wall bears a longitudinally-aligned projection which extends laterally and outwardly away from the barrel, thereby providing added surface for syringe indicia presentation, including elements of a graduated scale. The effect is a more flattened view of syringe markings for significant improvement in readability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventor: Nicholas William Halbach
  • Patent number: 11213629
    Abstract: An optical decoding system including an optical sensor integral with or attachable to a housing of a drug delivery device and configured to be directed at first and second rotatable components of a dose setting and dispensing mechanism of the drug delivery device and a processor configured to: (i) cause the optical sensor to capture images of the first and second rotatable components at least at the beginning and end of a medicament dose dispensing process; (ii) determine a rotational position of both the first and second rotatable components in each of the captured images; and (iii) determine from the rotational positions of the first and second rotatable components an amount of medicament delivered by the dose setting and dispensing mechanism of the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Ploch
  • Patent number: 11167092
    Abstract: Drug delivery device adapted to expel a set dose, comprising an expelling mechanism with a drive spring, a dose setting mechanism with first and second dose setting ratchet parts, a bias spring as well as control means. The control means is adapted to rotate the second ratchet part in a first direction to thereby set a dose when rotating the dose setting member in the first direction, and move the ratchet parts axially out of engagement with each other when the dose setting member is rotated in the opposite direction. When the first and second ratchet parts have been axially disengaged, the drive spring will rotate the second ratchet part in the second direction to thereby reduce the set dose, the bias spring moving the ratchet parts axially into engagement with each other again, this resulting in the set dose being reduced corresponding to one tooth of the ratchet mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Ebbe Kiilerich
  • Patent number: 11160927
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device having a case adapted to retain a medicament container, a plunger disposed within the case and slidable from a proximal position into a distal position for delivering a medicament from the medicament container, and at least one feedback mechanism that is in operative connection with the plunger. The feedback mechanism includes a collar, a needle shroud, and a control spring biasing the needle shroud in a distal direction relative to the collar. The collar is operatively coupled to the case in an axial direction and prevented from axially decoupling from the case by the plunger when in the proximal position. The plunger, during movement from the proximal position towards the distal position, allows axial decoupling of the collar from the case driven by the control spring until the collar's movement is halted, which creates an audible and/or tactile feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Hugo Revellat
  • Patent number: 11154661
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a housing defining a shell comprising a front portion and a rear portion slidably coupled to the front portion, a drug delivery assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, at least one electronic component, a power source which powers the electronic component, and a switch assembly. The switch assembly is adapted to selectively cause the power source to provide power to the at least one electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Scott Robert Gibson, Donald Busby, Adam B. McCullough, Peter V. Shultz, Jimmie L. Ward, Huaying Yang, Desheng Yin, Steven William Badelt, Christopher R. Folk, Keith P. Kogler, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Ferry Tamtoro
  • Patent number: 11154660
    Abstract: Diabetes management systems include an insulin delivery device and a monitoring device for detecting at least one characteristic relating to the insulin delivery device. Monitoring devices may comprise pen caps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sjolund, Ambika Srinath, Andrew Bochenko, George Crothall, Bryan Mazlish, Lane Desborough, Jennifer Martin Block, Sarah Matarese, Linda Mackowiak
  • Patent number: 11116910
    Abstract: An automatic feedback mechanism for a medicament delivery device that notifies a user of a start of expulsion of medicament from a medicament container is presented where a plunger rod, a tubular extension member arranged to receive the plunger rod in the radial space, and wherein the tubular extension member has flexible tongues configured to releasably lock the plunger rod in a pre-tensioned state. The tubular operation member is arranged to receive the tubular extension member, where the tubular operation member in a first position is arranged to press the flexible tongues radially inwards to lock the plunger rod in the pre-tensioned state. A first resilient member is arranged inside the plunger rod to exert a force in the proximal direction. A signal generating member is arranged to partially surround the plunger rod such that movement of the signal generating member distally hits the inner distal surface generating an audible signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Daniel Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11027073
    Abstract: A monitoring feature, such as, for example, a pen cap, for an insulin delivery device may include at least one circuit adapted to detect at least one of a capping or decapping of the pen cap from an insulin pen and a processor for using information to the at least one of a capping or decapping of the pen cap. A monitoring feature for an insulin delivery device includes at least one circuit adapted to detect use of the insulin delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sjolund, Ambika Srinath, Andrew Bochenko, George Crothall, Bryan Mazlish, Lane Desborough, Jennifer Martin Block, Sarah Matarese, Linda Mackowiak
  • Patent number: 11020533
    Abstract: A data collection device for attachment to an injection device, such as an injector pen, includes a sensor arrangement to detect movement of a movable component of the injection device relative to the data collection device during delivery of a medicament by the injection device, and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament dosage administered by the injection device. The processor arrangement may monitor the time that has elapsed since the medicament dosage was administered, and control a display to show the medicament dosage and elapsed time to provide a memory aid to the user. In an example embodiment, the sensor arrangement includes an optical encoder and the movable component includes a plurality of light barrier formations. The movable component may be a number sleeve that provides a visual indication of a dose programmed into the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Erbstein, Paul Richard Draper, Robert Frederick Veasey, David Aubrey Plumptre, Joseph Butler
  • Patent number: 10987464
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure relate, generally, to a pen cap for a manual insulin delivery device. Such a pen cap may include a wireless communication interface, a detection circuit, a user interface, and a processor and memory. The detection circuit may be configured to detect cappings and decappings of the pen cap from a manual insulin delivery device. Timing information and recommendations related to capping and decapping of the pen cap may be presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Sjolund, Ambika Srinath, Andrew Bochenko, George Crothall, Bryan Mazlish, Jennifer Martin Block, Sarah Matarese, Linda Mackowiak, Lane Desborough
  • Patent number: 10953161
    Abstract: A device for safe and easy removal of a rigid needle shield from a syringe, said device comprising a wall with an inner and an outer surface, the inner surface of the wall defining a tubular hollow portion along the longitudinal axis of the a rigid needle shield, said inner wall comprising a recess adapted to receive a compressible gasket movable within said recess along said longitudinal axis from a portion of the recess wherein said gasket is in a relatively uncompressed state to a portion of said recess wherein said gasket is in a relatively compressed state compared to the relatively uncompressed state, wherein said recess is arranged so that the gasket grips the rigid needle shield in the compressed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
    Inventors: Sylvain Lanzi, Maxime Gaillot, Rasmus Oehlenschlaeger
  • Patent number: 10946143
    Abstract: A syringe system, including a plunger, a microcontroller, a battery, and a coil. The syringe barrel having a proximal end, a distal end, and a cylindrical sidewall defining a longitudinal axis, the cylindrical sidewall extending longitudinally between the proximal and distal ends, the sidewall having an exterior surface and defining an internal volume, the plunger being positioned between the proximal and distal ends of the syringe barrel and being movable within the internal volume with respect to the syringe barrel in the longitudinal direction. The syringe barrel further includes a label disposed on the sidewall and having at least two conductive strips extending in a non-parallel direction with respect to the longitudinal axis and having unique lengths. The microcontroller is configured to determine a position of the plunger with respect to the syringe barrel by measuring a current induced in the coil by the at least two conductive strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Stacy Faught, Jorge Santos, Doug Owen Crow
  • Patent number: 10910092
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for insulin pen association. A stand-alone insulin pen administration device integrates with BCMA and EHR systems and also operates independently as an insulin administration patient educational tool. The insulin pen administration device contains a library of insulin products, unique identifiers that allow the pen administration device to identify the correct product (e.g., insulin pen), size, and concentration when the insulin pen is scanned and loaded into the pen administration device or administered to the patient. Additionally, approved insulin protocols (i.e. sliding scales) can be entered into the pen administration device to allow for administration of insulin when these protocols are ordered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventor: Alan Mark Portnoy
  • Patent number: 10898647
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor for measuring at least one physical or chemical parameter of a cartridge or syringe filled with a liquid substance. In further aspects, the disclosure relates to a cartridge equipped with such a sensor as well as to a drug delivery device equipped with such a cartridge, wherein the sensor comprises: a planar flexible foil arrangeable to an outer circumference of a barrel of the cartridge or syringe, at least a first and a second measuring electrode arranged on said foil, at least a first and a second contact electrode arranged on said foil, and a processor arranged on said foil and connected to the first and to the second measuring electrodes, wherein the first contact electrode and the second contact electrode are connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Christian Nessel, Daniel Auernhammer, Beate Franke, Francisco Soares
  • Patent number: 10881813
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tubular rotator for a medicament delivery device having a medicament delivery member cover and a sensor arrangement, wherein the tubular rotator includes a guide structure arranged to convert linear motion of the medicament delivery member cover to rotational motion of the tubular rotator, and a profiled distal edge periphery arranged to interact with the sensor arrangement for actuating the sensor arrangement. Also provided is a medicament delivery device having such a tubular rotator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Nikolaj Hautaviita, Daniel Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10861351
    Abstract: A device for training users in a proper mixing of pharmaceutical components, or for aiding in the mixing, or for performing the mixing, and administration of pharmaceutical components is disclosed. The device comprises a housing for receiving a pharmaceutical delivery device containing the pharmaceutical components. There is also a microcontroller disposed in the housing and a motion/orientation detection device disposed within or on the housing and in communication with the microcontroller. A method for use of the device is also disclosed, along with a substance for use as one of the pharmaceutical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
    Inventors: Peter A. Krulevitch, Ian Scrimgeour, Scott Martin, James McLusky, James Glencross, Blair Hutton, Nick Foley, Jose Antonio Buron Vidal
  • Patent number: 10850035
    Abstract: An injection device comprises an injector body having at least one indicator aperture; a medicament reservoir disposed within the injector body; a piston; and one or more status indicators. A movement of the piston expels a medicament out of the medicament reservoir, and operates to move at least one of the one or more status indicators relative to a corresponding indicator aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich
  • Patent number: 10850043
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a handheld injection device comprising a housing, a dose indicator positioned within and axially constrained to the housing and rotatable with respect to the housing during dose setting and during dose dispensing, a gauge element, which is at least partly interposed between the housing and the dose indicator, wherein the gauge element is axially guided within the housing and in threaded engagement with the dose indicator such that rotation of the dose indicator causes an axial displacement of the gauge element (80; 490). A contrast element having a first marking is provided and at least a region of the gauge element is provided with a second marking, with the first marking and/or the second marking being visible through a first window or aperture in the housing depending on the axial position of the gauge element within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: William Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, Joseph Butler, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 10792441
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording unit arranged to be connected to a medicament delivery device, which recording unit comprises a generally elongated housing (10; 90) having dimensions so as to enclose at least a distal part of the medicament delivery device (50), the recording unit comprising a recording mechanism (60; 120) provided with an electronic circuit (64; 134) and arranged at a distal end inside said housing, said electronic circuit comprising an activation element (40; 108) operably arranged to activate said electronic circuit (64; 134) when said medicament delivery device is inserted in said housing, said electronic circuit (64; 134) comprising sensor elements (80; 140) capable of sensing status changes of said medicament delivery device during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Daniel Säll, Daniel Carlsson, Ola Hallström
  • Patent number: 10751475
    Abstract: An injection device has a housing and a metering member held rotatably in the housing and fixed in the direction of a longitudinal central axis. The metering member via a threaded connection is connected to a sleeve held rotationally fixed in relation to the housing and displaceable in the direction of the axis. When setting a dosage, the metering member rotates relative to the housing, and the sleeve moves distally. When dispensing a set dosage, the sleeve moves in the proximal direction, and the metering member by virtue of the threaded connection rotates in the opposite direction. To enable an automatic injection, the device has a spring supported in relation to the injection sleeve via a first end and in relation to the housing via a second end; the spring, when squeezing out liquid, moves the sleeve proximally and on account thereof causes the set dosage to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Haselmeier AG
    Inventor: Joachim Keitel
  • Patent number: 10737029
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises at least two optical sensors configured to detect tick marks of a medicament dose indicator of the medicament delivery device in their respective detection areas, and a processing arrangement configured to determine a current medicament dosage programmed into said medicament delivery device based on a count of the tick marks that pass through the detection areas of the optical sensors during programming of said medicament dosage into said medicament delivery device. A direction of travel of the tick marks may be identified, to determine whether the programmed dosage is increasing or decreasing. The apparatus may be arranged to identify a baseline dosage amount using a camera image of the medicament dosage indicator, so that a starting point for the count of tick marks can be determined. The medicament delivery device may be an injector pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Klemm, Stefan Moessler
  • Patent number: 10737039
    Abstract: Described is a cartridge comprising a body adapted to contain a medicament, a bung slidably disposed in the body and having a distal face and a proximal face, and a light element coupled to a component of the cartridge. Further described is a medicament delivery device comprising the cartridge, a first receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a first electrical signal, and a second receiver adapted to receive an optical signal from the light element and convert the optical signal into a second electrical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Nessel, Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley
  • Patent number: 10695500
    Abstract: A mechanism for a drug delivery device includes a body, a dial that is moved with respect to the body for setting a dose, and an indicator member coupled with the dial. A movement of the dial generates a helical movement of the indicator member, and a movable window is coupled to the indicator member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Simon Lewis Bilton
  • Patent number: 10677242
    Abstract: Techniques for managing chemical pumps and chemical compositions are disclosed. A system may include a chemical pump that is exposed to a chemical composition during operation of the chemical pump; a chemical reservoir containing the chemical composition, the chemical reservoir including an electronically readable medium including embedded information corresponding to the chemical composition; and a database comprising chemical compatibility data between the chemical composition and the chemical pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Massoud Nahidino, Martin Schweble
  • Patent number: 10657403
    Abstract: A data collection device includes a camera and a processing arrangement configured to capture at least two images of a medicament dose indicator of a medicament delivery device in each of the at least two images the processing arrangement identifies a displayed dosage using a first character identification technique, in each of the at least two images, determines whether the displayed dosages in the images are different and, if not, identifies at least one character in the images using a second character identification technique and determines the medicament dosage amount indicated by the medicament dose indicator based thereon. The first character recognition technique may be, for example, an optical pattern recognition or correlation, may be less computationally intensive than the second character recognition technique, for example, an optical character recognition (OCR). In another embodiment, the first and second character recognition techniques are different OCR processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Klemm
  • Patent number: 10576204
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller in which one or more features sets to be provided by the controller are enabled or disabled based upon the particular pump device that is connected to the controller. For example, in some embodiments, one or more advanced features of the controller are available to the user only when a first type of pump device (e.g., having predefined settings stored therein) is connected to the controller, and those advanced features of the controller are disabled when a second type of pump device is connected to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Estes, Wenkang Qi, Phillip Hopper
  • Patent number: 10569026
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to a resettable drug delivery device for selecting and dispensing a number of user variable doses of a medicament. The drug delivery device comprises a housing, a cartridge holder releasably attached to the distal end of the housing, a piston rod engaging a housing insert and a drive member, a dose setting member guided within the housing to allow rotation of the dose setting member during dose setting and dose dispensing, a clutch for rotationally coupling the drive member and the dose setting member, and a locking element which is rotationally constrained to the housing and is axially movable relative to the housing between a proximal dose setting position and a distal resetting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Naceur Rekaya, Paul Richard Draper
  • Patent number: 10512724
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is presented having a housing that is arranged to accommodate a medicament container, a drive mechanism capable of, upon activation, act on said medicament container, a communication unit arranged in the housing, a switch operably connectable to the drive mechanism and connected to the communication unit for activating the communication unit when the switch is operated, wherein the switch is operated by the drive mechanism at the end of a dose delivery sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Rasmus Renstad, Daniel Säll
  • Patent number: 10500340
    Abstract: A smart injection system that promotes patient safety includes, among other things, a smart stem that allows for measuring the location of the injection relative to the patient's face and/or the amount of medication injected into the patient. In addition, the smart stem has medication cartridge verification and injector verification features. The smart stem wirelessly transmits the measure data to a processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Truinject Corp.
    Inventors: Gabrielle A. Rios, Clark B. Foster
  • Patent number: 10503876
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems, methods, and apparatus for attaching an automated dose setting apparatus to a medication delivery device, receiving a first signal from an analyte monitoring system, the first signal indicating a dose of medication to be administered, and driving a dose knob of the medication delivery device with the automated dose setting apparatus to set a dose corresponding with the dose of medication to be administered. Numerous other aspects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Igor Y. Gofman, Jun Chen, James A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10441731
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical injection device may comprise a main body case having a cartridge holder, a piston that pushes out the pharmaceutical of a pharmaceutical cartridge held in the cartridge holder, a light emitting component, a light receiving component, and a controller. The light emitting component may shine light of different colors on the pharmaceutical cartridge disposed in the cartridge holder. The light receiving component receives light that has been shined from the light emitting component onto the pharmaceutical cartridge and reflected by the pharmaceutical cartridge. The controller may shine from the light emitting component and identify the type of pharmaceutical cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tooru Aoki, Kenji Murakami, Takahiko Tanida, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shinsuke Hata
  • Patent number: 10398524
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to an electronic device for dispensing a medicament. The electronic device may include a medicament storage case or an electronic medicament device. The medicament storage case includes: a door moveable between an open position and a closed position; a lock moveable between a locked position where the lock maintains the door in the closed position and an unlocked position where the lock allows the door to move to the open position; a medicament dispensing device containing medication; an input device located on an external surface of the storage case activatable by a user; a communication unit configured to initiate a two-way communication between the user and a remote access control center upon activation of the input device and configured to receive an access signal from the remote access control center; and an actuator responsive to the access signal to move the lock to the open position upon receipt of the communication from the remote access control center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Denny, Kevin Ostrander
  • Patent number: 10391235
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (2, 3), comprising a mating unit (20-1, 20-2) for releasably attaching the apparatus (2) to a medical device (1) or for releasably receiving at least a part of the medical device (1). The apparatus (2, 3) further comprises one or more optical sensors (25, 26) and/or one or more acoustical sensors (27) for determining information related to a condition and/or use of the medical device (1). The invention further relates to a system comprising such an apparatus (2, 3) and such a medical device (1), to a method (500, 600, 700) and a computer program (61) for determining information related to a condition and/or use of such a medical device (1), and to a computer-readable medium (60) storing such a computer program (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Amit Kohli
  • Patent number: 10318714
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for insulin pen association. A stand-alone insulin pen administration device integrates with BCMA and EHR systems and also operates independently as an insulin administration patient educational tool. The insulin pen administration device contains a library of insulin products, unique identifiers that allow the pen administration device to identify the correct product (e.g., insulin pen), size, and concentration when the insulin pen is scanned and loaded into the pen administration device or administered to the patient. Additionally, approved insulin protocols (i.e. sliding scales) can be entered into the pen administration device to allow for administration of insulin when these protocols are ordered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Mark Portnoy
  • Patent number: 10137258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical injection device, and it is an object thereof to prompt the user to replace the injection needle as needed. To achieve this object, the present invention is configured such that a needle detector switch 8 that directly or indirectly detects the mounting of an injection needle to a pharmaceutical syringe 5 is provided to a main case 2, this needle detector switch 8 is connected to a controller 21, and the controller 21 displays on a display component 19 an injection needle removal message that directly or indirectly prompts the user to remove an injection needle 6 from the pharmaceutical syringe 5 when the mounting of the injection needle 6 to the pharmaceutical syringe 5 has been detected by the needle detector switch 8 in the switching off the a power switch 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Mukai, Kenji Murakami
  • Patent number: 10105497
    Abstract: Drug delivery system comprising a housing and expelling means with a first rotational member adapted to rotate relative to the housing corresponding to a set and/or expelled dose and comprising a first force transmitting surface, a second rotational member adapted to rotate relative to the housing corresponding to a set and/or expelled dose and comprising a second force transmitting surface. At least portions of the first and second force transmitting surfaces are adapted to engage each other during setting and/or expelling of a dose, and the first rotational member including the force transmitting surface is formed from a polymeric material containing magnetic particles, wherein the polymeric material having been magnetized to provide a magnet producing a magnetic spatial field. Hereby a spatial magnetic field is generated which varies corresponding to the rotational movement of the first rotational member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Joergen Dreier, Peter Lundholm Jensen, Nikolaj Frogner Krusell
  • Patent number: 10004852
    Abstract: The invention refers to a handheld injection device comprising a housing (10; 410), a dose indicator (90; 480) positioned within and axially constrained to the housing (10; 410) and rotatable with respect to the housing (10; 410) during dose setting and during dose dispensing, a gauge element (80; 490), which is at least partly interposed between the housing (10; 410) and the dose indicator (90; 480), wherein the gauge element (80; 490) is axially guided within the housing (10; 410) and in threaded engagement with the dose indicator (90; 480) such that rotation of the dose indicator (90; 480) causes an axial displacement of the gauge element (80; 490). A contrast element having a first marking is provided and at least a region of the gauge element (80; 490) is provided with a second marking, with the first marking and/or the second marking being visible through a first window (12a) or aperture in the housing (10; 410) depending on the axial position of the gauge element (80; 490) within the housing (10; 410).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: William Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, Joseph Butler, Matthew Jones
  • Patent number: 9999732
    Abstract: An arrangement comprising an optical element and an indication member for a drug delivery device is provided. The indication member comprises a plurality of indicia. The optical element comprises an imaging section and a light-transmissive non-imaging section, wherein the indication member is movable with respect to the optical element such that the indicia can be successively moved into a display position relative to the optical element. The imaging section is configured such that, when a first indicium is arranged in the display position, the first indicium is imaged by the imaging section into an imaging solid angle. The non-imaging section is configured such that light defining a second indicium is deflected by the non-imaging section such that the second indicium cannot be identified by a user in the imaging solid angle on a viewing side of the optical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Naceur Rekaya, David Aubrey Plumptre, Paul Richard Draper
  • Patent number: 9987430
    Abstract: A syringe including a barrel having an internal reservoir for containing a volume of medication, a plunger received within the barrel and axially moveable relative thereto to change the volume of the medication in the reservoir, a first set of indicia marked on the barrel indicating volumetric dosage of the medication calibrated based on a predetermined patient characteristic, and a second set of indicia marked on the barrel having a correlation with the first set of indicia, the second set of indicia indicating volumetric dosage of the medication calibrated based on a medication unit of measurement. A kit including a syringe and a pre-filled medication container calibrated based on a patient characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Michael A. Creaturo
  • Patent number: 9987429
    Abstract: A display assembly is proposed, comprising: a body (4) defining a window (17) having an axial extension, an indication member (2) for providing information to be displayed in the window (17), wherein the indication member (2) is movable relative to the body (4) for changing the information displayed in the window (17), a selection member (3), wherein the selection member (3) defines a masking section (45) and a non-masking section (46), the selection member (3) is rotatable around a rotation axis (x) with respect to the body (4) and with respect to the indication member (2), the non-masking section (46) and the masking section (45) partially overlap with the window (17) to define a displayed section (52) of the indication member (2), and wherein the selection member (3) and the indication member (2) are coupled such that the displayed section (52) of the indication member (2) is axially displaced within the window (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Tom Oakley, Stuart Milne
  • Patent number: 9950118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection device (1) for setting and injecting set doses from a held drug cartridge (10). The injection device (1) comprises a housing (110,120,130, 140), a piston rod (800), a rotatable driver (500, 700) and a dose setting device (400). The dose setting device (400) comprises a predetermined stop to limit the amount of an expelled dose corresponding to the amount of a set dose. A secondary stop limiter includes first (700) and second (270) components and a secondary stop track follower (950) arranged between the first (700) and second (270) components. If the predetermined stop fails to stop the driver (500, 700) at the end of injection, the secondary stop track follower (950) moves towards a safety stop (708) to prevent the driver (500, 700) from rotating further.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bastian G. Kjeldsen, Brian Mouridsen, Jim Radmer