Having Medical Information (e.g., Name Of Patient Or Medicament, Etc.) Means Patents (Class 604/189)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9937297
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a housing; a hollow plunger rod; a dose drum concentrically arranged between the housing and plunger rod and movable when setting and delivering a dose; and a plunger rod driver. The driver includes a hollow ratchet arm drum movably arranged within the plunger rod and fixed to the dose drum, with the arm drum and rod releasably coupled; a dose activator having a longitudinal rod movably arranged within and releasably coupled to the arm drum; a dose setting knob fixed to the dose activator and releasably coupled to the arm drum; and a resilient element arranged between the arm drum and dose activator that biasses them in a direction decoupling the longitudinal rod from the arm drum and coupling the knob with the arm drum, such that during dose setting, turning the knob forces the arm drum and dose drum to rotate together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Carebay Europe Ltd
    Inventor: Thomas Bergens
  • Patent number: 9820913
    Abstract: A cartridge for use with a beneficial agent delivery device having a fillable reservoir. The cartridge includes a reconstitution, unit dose package having first and second compartments, and a fitment. The first compartment contains at least a first constintuent of the beneficial agent. The second compartment contains at least a second constituent of the beneficial agent. The fitment is disposed on the package for interfacing the package to the fillable reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AKTIVAX, INC.
    Inventor: Amir Genosar
  • Patent number: 9773202
    Abstract: A portable object (10) comprises an integrated circuit (11), a first pad (12) that is mechanically and electrically connected to the integrated circuit (11) and a second pad (13) that is mechanically and electrically connected to the integrated circuit (11). The portable object (10) is designed for data transfer by capacitive coupling of the first pad (12) to a first conducting line (33) and of the second pad (13) to a second conducting line (34), when the portable object (10) is brought in vicinity to the first and the second conducting line (33, 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventor: Giuliano Manzi
  • Patent number: 9750883
    Abstract: A syringe calibrated for use with a single predetermined medication including a barrel having an internal reservoir volumetrically calibrated to contain the medication, a plunger received within the barrel, a first set of graduated indicia marked on the barrel indicating a first predetermined patient characteristic expressed in one of kg, max kg, lb, max lb, m2, and max m2, a second set of graduated indicia marked on the barrel indicating a second predetermined patient characteristic, different from the first predetermined patient characteristic, and expressed in one of kg, max kg, lb, max lb, m2, and max m2, and graduation lines marked on the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Parenteral Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Creaturo
  • Patent number: 9642972
    Abstract: A needle protecting module of an injection device in connecting with a syringe has a needle base, a needle body a tube module, a mounting tube, an elastic unit, and a stopping unit. The syringe has a tube body and an axis. The needle body transfixes the needle base and communicates with the tube body for medication injection. The needle base is removably engaged with the tube body and bearing the needle protecting module is transfixed by the needle body. The tube module is mounted around the needle base and has an annular space. The mounting tube is movably inserted into the annular space. The elastic unit is mounted in the annular space and abuts both the mounting tube and the needle base bilaterally. The stopping unit is moveably mounted in the annular space and is selectively engaged with the mounting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventors: Pei-Yang Hsu, Pei-Hsin Hsu, Wei-Ni Hsu
  • Patent number: 9566395
    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: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Mylan Inc
    Inventors: John W. Denny, Kevin Ostrander
  • Patent number: 9514131
    Abstract: A medication container encoding, verification and identification method is provided that includes receiving data characterizing a medication, generating an identifier encapsulating the data and applying an identifier to a medication container such that it is automatically readable by a medication device. Related apparatus, systems, methods and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: CRISI Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter John Bochenko, Stephen Michael Prince, Winthrop De Childers, Joseph M. Calabro, Wallace S. Halliday, Mark Van Veen
  • Patent number: 9272094
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery (5) comprising a housing (10) with a proximal end (28) and a distal end (22), a cartridge holder (14) adapted to retain a cartridge, the cartridge holder (14) being secured to the housing (10) and having an at least partially transparent side wall, and a cap (40) being capable of covering the distal end (22) of the drug delivery device, being rotationally fixed with respect to the housing (10) and comprising a window aperture (44), the window aperture (44) being capable of displaying information revealed by the cartridge holder (14). Furthermore, using a cap (40) for covering the distal end (22) of the drug delivery device (5) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Malcolm Boyd, Robert Veasey, David Plumptre, David Sanders
  • Patent number: 9272099
    Abstract: A medication delivery device included molded cylindrical barrel having visual marks on the surface of the barrel in the axial direction, a plunger seals the distal opening of the cylindrical barrel, a molded needle hub disposed in the proximal opening of the cylindrical barrel for sealing the needle hub to the barrel. A needle is disposed in the needle hub for communicating liquids by operation of the plunger in the axial direction. The circumferential surface on the flange of the needle hub comprises a colored mark that corresponds to a characteristic of the medication delivery device or its contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Amit Limaye, Claire L. Levine, Edward J. Rosen, Matthew J. deFreese, Rick P. Reiners
  • Patent number: 9224017
    Abstract: A system and method for using multiplexed RFID transceivers and RFID tags to verify connections and communicate the connection status to a host system is provided. RFID tags that are programmed with connection specific indicia are attached at or in proximity to various connections in a pharmaceutical or biotech processing system and interrogated by remote antennas driven by a multiplexed RFID transceiver. This enables a user to verify the status of each connection and communicate the connection status to a host system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: NewAge Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Johnson, Kenneth D. Baker, Oscar Reif
  • Patent number: 9125991
    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: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Amit Kohli
  • Patent number: 9067022
    Abstract: An injection amount measuring apparatus for a syringe indicated with injection amount absolute value information is provided. The injection amount measuring apparatus includes an injection amount absolute value information extracting unit configured to extract the injection amount absolute value information; a control unit configured to analyze the extracted injection amount absolute value information to determine injection amount information for an injection amount to be injected from the syringe; and a storage unit configured to store the injection amount information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: In-Geol Baek, Jae-Kyung Kwak
  • Publication number: 20150133869
    Abstract: Drive and metering devices for injection devices include a dose display element with a helical dosage scale; an indicating means; a metering member, which can be rotated relative to the indicating means for dose setting; a discharge spring and an advancement member. The dose display element can be screwed relative to the indicating means about a longitudinal axis (L) and a value on the dose scale can be read via the indicating means corresponding to the set dose. The discharge spring causes the advancement member to discharge the product as it moves an overall discharge stroke length (Hg), where the overall discharge stroke length (Hg) comprises a first partial discharge stroke length (H1), during which the dose display element is rotationally secured in relation to the indicating means and where the dose display element can be rotated relative to the indicating means following the first partial discharge stroke length (H1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Ursina Streit, Susanne Schenker
  • Patent number: 9028450
    Abstract: Disclosed are a syringe capable of measuring an inner temperature of a patient body and a method of manufacturing the same. In the syringe, a different metal from that of a syringe needle is deposited on an inclined surface of a tip portion of the syringe needle to form a thermocouple junction with the metal of the syringe needle, whereby the region causing pain in a patient body can be diagnosed while allowing administration of medicine thereto, thereby enabling efficient treatment and significantly reducing potential harm due to drug abuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sun-Kyu Lee, Sung-ki Nam, Hyoung-Ihl Kim
  • Patent number: 9022988
    Abstract: A cartridge-based computer controlled self-injection device automatically regulates time and dosage administered to a patient. Cartridges can be electronically tagged so the injection device can determine the content, volume, expiration date, and physician prescribed dosage timetable. Authentication verifies the device and ensures the proper patient is using the device with the appropriate therapeutic injectant. Authentication further provides information controlling device operation including expiration dates and clock synchronization. Therapeutic injectant administration statistics, such as date and time of administration of a therapeutic injectant are stored and provide to a health care provider for monitoring. Patients can be notified of nearing or missed administrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Kavan J. Shaban
  • Publication number: 20150119811
    Abstract: An adaptor top for a medicament cartridge, the medicament cartridge including a cylinder having a main body portion, a neck portion at a first end having a radially outwardly directed flange portion, a narrowing shoulder portion connecting the body portion and the neck portion, a cap beaded across the first end thereby to retain a fluid impermeable membrane, and the adaptor top comprising a first cylindrical body portion having a radially inwardly directed flange at one end, in use to be seated over and against the cap and a second cylindrical skirt portion being adapted, in use, to be seated against the shoulder portion of the cartridge, the second skirt portion including a plurality of fingers, the free ends of the fingers in use being adapted to be seated beneath the outwardly directed flange of the medicament cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Robert WOOLSTON
  • Publication number: 20150119810
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosage system for setting a dosage volume of a flowable medium. The dosage system comprises a longitudinal axis, a dosage container for receiving the medium, and a dosage piston body which is adapted for sealed displacement in the dosage container between an initial position and a dosage position. In the initial position, the dosage piston body is fully inserted in the dosage container while in the dosage position, the dosage piston body has been pulled out of the dosage container along a path corresponding to the desired dosage amount of the medium. The dosage system further exhibits a draw-up limiting member for limiting a draw-up path of the dosage piston body in the dosage position, the draw-up limiting member being axially securable to the dosage container in one of several limiting positions relative to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Frank Skaper, Gero Eichelkraut, Thomas Braun, Bernd Spindler
  • Publication number: 20150112272
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drug delivery device comprising: a syringe with a body from which a needle extends and an inner sheath; a piston rod comprising a piston and an actuation head, a support sheath for holding the body. It is envisaged that the support sheath and the actuation head comprise corresponding indicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Anke Liewald, Frank Ricther, Caroline Stephan