Having Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Patents (Class 604/192)
  • Patent number: 11167086
    Abstract: An autoinjector including a syringe, a driver for driving the plunger of the syringe and a stabilizing adaptor for holding the injector on the skin of a patient is provided. The stabilizing adaptor has an adhesive base with a long axis to short axis ratio of at least 1.5 to 1. The syringe is orientated with its axis at an angle of between 60 and 120 degrees to the base during operation of the autoinjector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu
  • Patent number: 11154504
    Abstract: A controlled release pharmaceutical formulation is provided, comprising cyclosporine-loaded microparticles of a bioresorbable polymer comprising poly(D,L-lactide), wherein the mean diameter of the microparticles is in the range 20 ?m to 40 ?m. Also provided are medical uses of the pharmaceutical formulation, in particular in the treatment of uveitis, a process for production of the pharmaceutical formulation and injectable dosage forms, including those formulated for intravitreal injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MIDATECH PHARMA (WALES) LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Seaman, Katharine Bamsey, Nigel Thomas, Dewi Paice
  • Patent number: 11147937
    Abstract: A protective cover for a nasal cannula completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use. An optional UV light may be present in the protective cover to provide UV cleaning of the nasal cannula prongs when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 11141542
    Abstract: A sub-assembly for a medicament delivery device is presented having a cap provided with a distal opening and configured to be mounted to a proximal end of the medicament delivery device. A tubular remover is received in the distal opening of the cap, the remover having a proximal end portion fixedly attached to the cap, a housing with an internal structure and provided with a proximal inclined surface. The remover has a plurality of radially flexible legs extending longitudinally from a proximal end of the remover to a distal end thereof, each leg having a gripper that engages with a delivery member shield of the medicament delivery device and having a guide finger configured to extend distally beyond the grippers or cooperating with an internal structure of the medicament delivery device to guide radial expansion of the legs when the remover is mounted in the medicament delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Chun Chu, Wen-Yen Lee, Hsuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11135374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a medicament device configured to provide stepwise instructions for using the device to a user in a particular sequence is provided. The device includes a device housing configured to receive a container, the housing including a control interface, the control interface including at least one responsive member reactive to a user input, an actuation mechanism configured to interact with the container, a signal output component associated with the device housing, and circuitry associated with the device housing configured to control a provision of the stepwise instructions to the user in the particular sequence. The container includes a first housing for containing a medicament, a second housing, and an injection member, wherein the first and second housings are movable relative to one another. The container further includes an injection member which is retractable within the second housing to prevent an unintentional contact with the injection member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NOBLE INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Shishuang Hou, Paul van der Pol
  • Patent number: 11123496
    Abstract: An autoinjector has a main body (10, 12) containing a syringe (13) or cartridge with a needle at its front end for being moved forwardly in the body to extend the needle from the body for an injection, the body housing in a forward region a shroud (24) having a forward portion of generally tubular form (32), the shroud being moveable longitudinally between a rearward retracted position and a forward extended position, the autoinjector further including a spring arrangement for biasing the shroud forwardly, the spring arrangement (44) including two springs disposed alongside and spaced from the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventor: Robert Wozencroft
  • Patent number: 11123495
    Abstract: An injection device comprises an injector body arranged for mounting a syringe with a needle shield; and a cap disposed at one end of the injector body. The cap comprises a main body with a first open end and a second closed end, the main body comprising one or more openings through an outer surface; and an engaging member disposed externally on the main body, which comprises one or more protruding elements arranged to extend inwards through the one or more corresponding openings in the outer surface of the main body and configured to engage with the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Scharf
  • Patent number: 11110229
    Abstract: A medical injector including a cap remover or second cap is disclosed. The medical injector includes an injector housing defining a reservoir, a plunger rod, and a stopper engaged with a portion of the plunger rod and slidably disposed within the reservoir. The stopper being sized relative to an interior of the injector housing to provide sealing engagement with a sidewall of the injector housing. The medical injector further includes a needle having a sharpened first end and a second end in communication with the reservoir, a first cap covering the sharpened first end of the needle, and a second cap covering at least a part of the first cap. The second cap is engaged with the first cap such that removal of the second cap simultaneously removes the first cap from the first end of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11110228
    Abstract: A component for an injection device is a combined needle shield and cap component that comprises a unitary compressible body moulded from rubber. The unitary compressible body has formed therein a cavity for shielding a needle, the cavity having an opening at a first end of the component and extending axially within the component. It also has formed thereon a grip arrangement comprising one or more shape features that permit gripping by a user of the component so as to facilitate the application of force by the user along the longitudinal axis of the component. The combined needle shield and cap component has a proximal end configured to be partly insertable into a body of an injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Peter Scharf
  • Patent number: 11103654
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure assembly includes a connector, a tamper element removably affixed to the connector, and a cap having an interior surface defining a receptacle, where a portion of the connector is within the receptacle and the cap is configured to engage with the tamper element. The tamper element is configured to be separated from the connector upon application of a removal force and to be retained within the receptacle of the cap so that it can later be removed from the receptacle. A kit for a tamper-evident closure assembly includes a cap having an interior surface defining a receptacle, a tamper element configured to engage with the cap within the receptacle, and a housing configured to receive the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle R. Steele, Peter D. Lewis, Douglas Kimmel
  • Patent number: 11097065
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a needle shield from a syringe may be configured to receive the removable needle shield. The remover may include a body and a deflectable arm. The deflectable arm may include a distal end coupled to the body and a proximate end distal a proximate end of the body. The deflectable arm may be configured to engage and apply a force to the needle shield when the cap is detached from the syringe, thereby removing the needle shield from the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Newton, Patrick Madsen, Kevin Swanson
  • Patent number: 11083712
    Abstract: Provided are ergoline derivative containing medicaments disposed within a preassembled, prefilled, single-use delivery device, methods for administering a medicament using a preassembled, prefilled, single-use delivery device, and systems or kits that contain one or more preassembled, prefilled, single-use devices and user instructions, such as for treatment of a migraine or other headache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: RELEVALE, INC.
    Inventors: Ralph Solarski, Robert Edward Malone
  • Patent number: 11077255
    Abstract: Auto-injectors and associated assemblies and methods for delivery of liquid medicament in a controlled manner are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: QuiO Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Dahmani, Jared Schwartzentruber
  • Patent number: 11065353
    Abstract: The sterilizing tool is configured to wipe debris from and to sterilize and/or dry a working end-site of medical device; using a wiping, twisting, dabbing, push/pull, and/or screwing motion around all of the surface aspects of the device to be sterilized. Additionally, the sterilizing tool is configured to form fit to the surfaces of the end-site and to apply an inclusive layer of an anti-pathogenic agent to the inner and outer surfaces of the working end-site. The sterilizing tool may be frictionally engaged with and retained on the working end-site until removed and the end-site is ready for use. The sterilizing tool is intended for a one time, single use, disposable application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: 1WORLDVISTA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Ferlic
  • Patent number: 11045610
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a grasper for a needle sheath removably arranged over a needle, wherein the grasper comprises a grasping carrier formed of a sheet and multiply bent along a plurality of longitudinal fold edges to form a plurality of carrier portions, wherein more than one of the plurality of carrier portions comprises a respective barb projecting from the surface of the carrier portion. The disclosure further refers to a cap and an autoinjector and a method of producing a grasper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson, George Sykes
  • Patent number: 11040143
    Abstract: A discharger for discharging a predetermined amount of fluid includes a housing defining a longitudinal first axis and having a proximal end and a distal end, a discharge section having a discharge passage for the fluid extending between an inlet opening and an outlet opening of the discharge section, a carriage cooperating with the proximal end region of the housing such that the carriage is moveable relative to the housing along the first axis, the carriage including a receiving space for the fluid, and a piercing tip having a flow channel for establishing a flow connection for the fluid from the receiving space to the inlet opening of the discharge section, the piercing tip defining a centrally extending longitudinal second axis and having a shell surface. The shell surface of the piercing tip has an essentially convexly curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventor: Josef Ettlin
  • Patent number: 11020214
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure, devices, systems, and methods for pyloric occlusion in an endoscopic procedure may include a first flange and a second flange connected to the first flange by a saddle region having a lumen. The second flange may be proximal to the first flange. The pyloric occlusion device may further include a closure element. The closure element may be configured to occlude a flow of material through the lumen, including across the pylorus when deployed. The closure element may be a closure of the lumen by rotation of one of the first or second flanges about the saddle region relative to the other of the first or second flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Camron Hagemeyer, Marc A. Barthet, Jean-Michel Gonzalez, Darren Curran, Dan Bacon, Peter L. Dayton, Douglas Melanson, Gerard Duignan
  • Patent number: 11019916
    Abstract: A single dose package having a material chamber frangibly separable from a handle and concentric partial or semi-cylinders holding an applicator. An outer partial cylinder placed over an inner semi-cylinder encloses and holds an applicator. Moving the handle relative to the material chamber separates the handle from the material chamber to access a material contained within the material chamber. Different sizes and shapes of plugs sealing the material chamber selectively adjust the volume of the material chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Centrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Brucato, William P. Dragan
  • Patent number: 10994080
    Abstract: An automatic drug delivery device is described, comprising: a housing (1); a skin sensor element (15) coupled to the housing and movable relative to the housing, wherein the skin sensor element is biased into a front position relative to the housing and is movable to a rear position relative to the housing when the skin sensor element is pressed against an injection site; a needle assembly comprising a hypodermic needle (11), the hypodermic needle extending outside of the housing when the device is in a needle insertion configuration; a drug delivery mechanism comprising a stored energy source (4), within the housing; wherein the drug delivery mechanism is released when the skin sensor element is moved from the front position towards the rear position and wherein the stored energy source is arranged to expand along an axis that is offset from an axis of travel of the needle assembly in use; a needle retraction mechanism configured to withdraw the hypodermic needle into the housing when the needle retraction m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: OVAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Young
  • Patent number: 10973681
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, an adjustment member, and a microneedle. The housing can be coupled to a medicament container, and includes a hub surface that can contact a target surface. The adjustment member is within the housing and separates an inner volume of the housing into a first chamber and a second chamber. The first chamber is fluidically coupled with the medicament container. The adjustment member, which is coupled to the microneedle, can transition between a first configuration and a second configuration. A proximal end portion of the microneedle is fluidically coupled to the first chamber such that a substance can be conveyed from the medicament container through the microneedle. A distal tip of the microneedle extends from the hub surface by a first distance when the adjustment member is in the first configuration, and by a second distance when the adjustment member is in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: CLEARSIDE BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Andino, Shelley Eckert Hancock
  • Patent number: 10973985
    Abstract: Injection device of fluid product (100) comprising a syringe body (101) and a needle (110) fixed in an axial end projection (102) of the syringe body, said injection device comprising a needle protection device (200), said protection device being, in a storage position, fixed on said injection device, said protection device being removable from said injection device, said protection device comprising an inner body (210) made of substantially supple and/or deformable material and an outer body (220) made of substantially rigid material, said inner body (210), in a storage position, sealingly closing the distribution orifice (111) of said needle (110) and sealingly cooperating with said injection device (100), and said outer body (220) in a storage position, cooperating with said injection device (100) to fix said protection device (200) onto said injection device (100), characterized in that said outer body (220) comprises a fixing part (228) fixed to said injection device (100) and a protection part (229) fix
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 10953160
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an injection device. The injection device comprises a cap and a body for holding a syringe that has a needle at one end. The cap is removably attached to the body and has a needle shield to receive the needle. The injection device further comprises an actuator that is slidable relative to the body in the longitudinal direction of the body to urge the needle shield away from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10946147
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a cap assembly for covering a needle shield of an injection device, the cap assembly comprising: a collar, and a cap with a sheath and a bottom, wherein the collar is movable along a longitudinal direction relative to the sheath from an unlocked position not engaging the sheath towards a locked position, force-lockingly engaging the sheath, thereby locking the sheath to the needle shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Louise Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10933198
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a cap assembly according to the present invention. The cap assembly comprises a medicament delivery device comprising a body having a proximal and a distal end. Further, the cap assembly comprises a graspable cap removably attached to the proximal end of the body. Further, the cap assembly comprises a graspable sleeve element having a proximal and a distal part, the sleeve element is arranged to at least partially enclose the body. The sleeve element is arranged to be non-removably attached to the body, but able to rotate relative to the body. The sleeve element is arranged to interact with the cap such that the cap is displaced proximally in relation to the body when the sleeve element is rotated relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Anders Holmqvist, Erik Miliander
  • Patent number: 10918802
    Abstract: A system for facilitating exchange of needles on syringes may include a needle exchange device forming a pair of needle sheaths with each needle sheath defining an insertion opening and a channel in communication with the insertion opening to receive at least a portion of a needle device. One of the needle sheaths may be a dispensing needle sheath for dispensing a needle device to be used for the syringe, another one of the needle sheaths being a disposal needle sheath for receiving a needle device to be disposed. The needle exchange device may be elongated along a longitudinal axis with opposite first and second ends. The system may also include a needle device removably positioned in the dispensing needle sheath. The disposal needle sheath and the dispensing needle sheath may be substantially oppositely oriented on the exchange device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: A to Z Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Cole Briggs, Zay Norman
  • Patent number: 10918798
    Abstract: A medicament injection device includes a main body configured to receive a medicament cartridge sealed by a penetrable barrier, a cap assembly having an inner needle part and an outer needle part, wherein the inner needle part is movable in a proximal direction with respect to the outer needle part, a needle carrier carrying a needle, the needle carrier being releasably coupled to the inner needle part, wherein, when the inner needle part is displaced in the proximal direction, the inner needle part causes the needle carrier to be displaced axially in the proximal direction, and wherein, subsequent to the axial displacement of the inner needle part, the cap assembly is separable from the main body by movement of the cap assembly in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10918804
    Abstract: A medicament injection device including: a main body; a medicament cartridge holder fixed with respect to the main body, wherein the medicament cartridge holder is configured to hold a medicament cartridge; a needle carrier carrying a needle, wherein the needle carrier is axially movable with respect to the main body; and a rotatable cap at a distal end of the device, wherein the cap includes a first pre-stressed spring coupled to the needle carrier, wherein the cap is arranged so that rotational movement thereof causes release of the first pre-stressed spring thereby causing the needle carrier to move axially towards a proximal end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Peter Nober
  • Patent number: 10918788
    Abstract: A drive mechanism having integrated status indication includes a drive housing, a status switch interconnect, a drive biasing member, a piston, and a drug container having a cap, a pierceable seal, a barrel, and a plunger seal, wherein the drive biasing member is configured to bear upon an interface surface of the piston. Drive mechanism may include an incremental status stem having a stem interconnect, wherein the stem resides within the drive housing and the piston, and wherein the stem has an interconnect which engages one or more contacts on the piston to provide incremental feedback. A drug delivery pump with integrated status indication includes a housing and an assembly platform, upon which an activation mechanism, an insertion mechanism, a fluid pathway connection, a power and control system, and the drive mechanism having a drug container may be mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: UNL HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Sean M. O'Connor, Kevin Bokelman, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 10918837
    Abstract: A safety needle assembly having a first hub attached to a flexible tube and a second hub attached to a needle projecting through the flexible tube. A needle guard is positioned in an interior cavity of the first hub. The needle guard has a proximal wall having an opening and two arms each with an end and wherein the two ends spaced from and biased toward the needle in a ready position. In a particular example, a support is located inside the cavity of the first hub and wherein the two ends of the two arms on the needle guard rest on the support in the ready position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Soo Yong Tan, Kevin Woehr
  • Patent number: 10888670
    Abstract: A needle safety system for a syringe having a generally cylindrical barrel extending along a longitudinal axis, the barrel having a hub from which a needle extends distally. The needle safety device has a sleeve at least partially enclosing the needle. A guide track is formed in the sleeve. A multi-part collar disposed in the sleeve has an inner collar which is fixedly connectable to the hub of a syringe barrel. An outer collar is rotatably attached to the inner collar. A guide pin extending radially outwardly from the outer collar slideably engages the guide track. A torqueable compression spring extending between the outer collar and the sleeve biases the sleeve in a distal direction and also biases the outer collar in rotation relative to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Terry McElroy, Colin Dowling, Patrick Dowling, Martin McGarry
  • Patent number: 10881834
    Abstract: A catheter integral with a valved needle-free connector provides a safety catheter device configured to receive a blunt cannula and sharp needle forming an insertion mechanism. The sharp needle is mounted within a needle tube and a control handle is used to slide the sharp needle out of and into the protective needle tube. When the insertion mechanism is mounted to the connector and the control handle is used to slide the sharp needle out of the tube, a blunt cannula first moves into contact with and enters the bore of the valve mechanism of the connector opening it and protecting it from damage that may be caused by the sharp needle. The sharp needle is then extended through the connector and extends out the distal end of the catheter so that a venipuncture procedure may be performed to properly locate the catheter in the patient's circulatory system. Once located, the needle may be retracted into the insertion mechanism, the insertion mechanism disconnected from the connector, and discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl R. Leinsing, Matthew R. Shute
  • Patent number: 10881810
    Abstract: A drug delivery device comprises a cap releasably secured to a main body of the drug delivery device and a needle assembly retained within the cap. The drug deliver device also includes a pre-stressed biasing element disposed between the cap and the needle assembly and configured to bias the needle assembly in a distal direction with respect to the drug delivery device while the cap is secured to the main body. The drug delivery device further comprises one or more locking elements each having a locked position and an unlocked position. In the locked position, the locking elements prevent the needle assembly from engaging with a cartridge retained within the main body. In an initial position, the cap is configured to retain the locking elements in the locked position. In an intermediate position, the cap is configured to release the locking elements to allow the needle assembly to engage with the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Halm
  • Patent number: 10869970
    Abstract: A safety needle is disclosed having a puncture needle with a needle lumen and a ground tip; a holding device that, during use, bears on the skin of a patient and holds the puncture needle; and a safety mechanism with a protection element that has a first, opened state and a second, closed state. When the holding device is taken away from the skin and/or when the holding device is moved with respect to the defined position, the safety mechanism automatically moves the protection element from a first position, in which the tip of the needle is exposed, to a second position, in which the tip of the needle is covered as the protection element at the same time transfers automatically from the first, opened state to the second, closed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: B. BRAUN AVITUM AG
    Inventors: Hans Haindl, Kevin Woehr
  • Patent number: 10857296
    Abstract: A medication administering device, to which a preparation syringe containing a preparation is mounted, and which administers a preparation to a living body, and comprises a main body; a cylindrical syringe holder that is provided to the main body and into which the preparation syringe is inserted from the rear end side; a cylindrical syringe cover that supports the preparation syringe on the inner peripheral face side, and into which the preparation syringe is inserted from the distal end side; an inner case that guides the syringe cover and is removably fitted together with the syringe cover; and a distal end cap that guides the main body and is removably fitted together with the main body, and moves in conjunction with the syringe cover during attachment to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Iio, Hidenori Watanabe, Seiji Kikuchi, Yukihiro Takabatake
  • Patent number: 10849656
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to medical implant delivery apparatuses and methods. In some embodiments, an apparatus comprises a first cap, a needle hub at least partially disposed within the first cap, a pusher wire and a pusher wire connector disposed within the needle hub, a needle and a second cap. The first cap includes a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis. The needle includes a first, beveled end configured to receive an implant, and a second end disposed within a hub pocket of the needle hub. The second cap is connected to the needle hub and disposed at a proximal end of the first cap. The pusher wire, the pusher wire connector, and the needle are substantially aligned with one another along the longitudinal axis of the first cap. In some embodiments, the pusher wire is sized to be received in the bore of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomas Navratil, Jessie Delgado, Michael Hunter
  • Patent number: 10828427
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection system or a needle assembly in which a needle cannula secured to an injection device is shielded by a axially movable needle shield. Should the needle cannula be exposed to a force above a predetermined value e.g. if a user drops the injection device onto a hard surface, a locking mechanism will automatically lock and block further movement of the axially movable needle shield and thus render the injection device unusable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bjoern Gullak Larsen, Christoffer Busk Stormoen, Kurt Solgaard, Thomas Olund Christensen
  • Patent number: 10828426
    Abstract: A needle stick protection device includes a distal shield member having a slot which allows a needle to freely pass between shielded and unshielded positions an infinite number of times. The needle stick protection device also includes a proximal base member and a hinge connecting the distal shield member to the proximal base member. A locking mechanism secures the proximal base member to the distal shield member. The locking mechanism includes a compressive sleeve of the distal shield member and a distal cylindrical collar of the proximal base member, which frictionally fit together in a manner securing the proximal base member and the distal shield member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Miller Medical LLC
    Inventor: Stuart H Miller
  • Patent number: 10821230
    Abstract: An automatic administration instrument includes a syringe and a partition wall in the syringe which partitions the syringe into different rooms for respectively holding plural kinds of drug solutions or a drug and a drug solution. A partition-wall driver displaces the partition wall and an injection needle is connected to the syringe. A body cap attached to the administration instrument body so as to cover the injection needle. The syringe, the partition wall, and the body cap are configured such that displacing the partition wall dissolves or mixes the drug solutions or the drug and the drug solution in a state that the injection needle is covered by the body cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokumi Ishikawa, Tokumi Baba
  • Patent number: 10814070
    Abstract: Described is a needle shield remover (6) comprising a needle cap (5), a carrier sheath (6.2) axially slidably disposed in the needle cap (5) and adapted to engage a needle shield (4) disposed on a needle (3), and a grip (6.1) transversely slidably disposed in the needle cap (5) and adapted to engage the carrier sheath (6.2) to displace the carrier sheath (6.2) and the needle shield (4) axially relative to the needle cap (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stephan Riedel, Uwe Dasbach
  • Patent number: 10792426
    Abstract: An autoinjector system for injecting a fluid medicament into a patient includes a re-usable autoinjector, and a disposable cassette loaded with a hypodermic syringe pre-filled with a fluid medicament. The autoinjector includes a first motor for injecting a needle of the hypodermic syringe into the patient and a second motor for expelling the fluid medicament from the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AVANT MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: John B. Slate, Michael W. Burk, Richard J. Koerner, Corey M. Magers, Andrew C. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10786639
    Abstract: A protective cover for a nasal cannula completely encloses the two prongs of the nasal cannula when properly installed. This protective cover will keep the nasal cannula from contacting potentially unclean surfaces when the nasal cannula is not in use. An optional UV light may be present in the protective cover to provide UV cleaning of the nasal cannula prongs when the cover is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Turner
  • Patent number: 10773022
    Abstract: An automatic administration instrument includes a syringe and a partition wall in the syringe which partitions the syringe into different rooms for respectively holding plural kinds of drug solutions or a drug and a drug solution. A partition-wall driver displaces the partition wall and an injection needle is connected to the syringe. A body cap attached to the administration instrument body so as to cover the injection needle. The syringe, the partition wall, and the body cap are configured such that displacing the partition wall dissolves or mixes the drug solutions or the drug and the drug solution in a state that the injection needle is covered by the body cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tokumi Ishikawa, Tokumi Baba
  • Patent number: 10751480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medicament container holder (10) comprising a body (12) adapted to receive a medicament container (14), the body (12) comprising proximally directed tongues (38) at its proximal end, engagement elements (42) arranged at the proximal end of the tongues (38), directed inwards, which engagement elements (42) are arranged to engage a neck portion (46) of the medicament container (14); wherein the tongues (38) deflect radially outwards when engaged by a needle shield (16) of said medicament container (14). The invention is characterised in that said tongues (38) with said engagement elements (42), engage with said neck portion (46) of said medicament container (14) for preventing the medicament container (14) from moving in a proximal direction relative the medicament container holder (10), when disengaged with said needle shield, wherein said tongues (38) are in a stressed state when in engagement with said neck portion (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 10751481
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device configured to provide a variable single dose of medicament is disclosed. The medicament delivery device includes a main body and a syringe arranged in the main body, where the syringe comprises a medicament. The medicament delivery device further includes a delivery member shield unit slidably arranged in the main body and a removable cap releasably coupled to the delivery member shield unit. The medicament delivery device also includes a dose knob configured to rotate with respect to the main body for setting a dose of the medicament. Prior to a dose of the medicament being set, the delivery member shield unit and the removable cap are axially locked with respect to the main body. Further, after a dose of the medicament is set, the delivery member shield unit and the removable cap are axially moveable with respect to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 10744315
    Abstract: A system for closed transfer of fluids includes a syringe adapter including a cannula having a first end and a second end with the second end positioned within the housing, and a seal arrangement positioned within the housing and movable within the housing with the seal arrangement including a membrane. The system including a second component including a membrane and a locking mechanism. The second component configured to be received by the syringe adapter such that the membrane of the seal arrangement engages the membrane of the second component. The locking mechanism including a biasing member and an engagement member positioned on the biasing member, with the engagement member configured to engage a portion of the housing of the syringe adapter to secure the second component to the syringe adapter when the second component is received by the syringe adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Laurie Sanders
  • Patent number: 10737037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety device, for avoiding stab wounds, for a syringe with a syringe body and with a puncturing means arranged at the distal end of the syringe body, said safety device comprising a sleeve element which extends along an axial direction (X) and at least partially encloses the puncturing means and the syringe body, wherein the sleeve element comprises, at its distal end, a contact portion which at least partially contacts the skin of a patient during use of the syringe and which delimits an opening surface. The safety device is characterized in that the opening surface has at least in part a sub-area that encloses an angle ? with the axial direction (X), wherein the angle ? is in a range of between 10° and 80°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fraas, Maximilian Vogl
  • Patent number: 10737027
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is presented having a housing that is arranged to accommodate a medicament container; a drive unit operably arranged to act on the medicament container upon activation; an activation mechanism operably arranged to be operated by a user; an activation preventing mechanism operably arranged to prevent said activation mechanism to be activated; an identification module arranged to be operated by a user, which identification module is designed as an attachable unit to the medicament delivery device; mechanical keying elements arranged on said device and on said identification module designed to interact with each other when attaching said identification module; first electrical keying elements comprised in said identification module, wherein said electrical keying elements are capable of obtaining identification information, such that the identification information obtained is compared to stored data and authenticated by the identification module, and wherein the authentication causes
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Nikolaj Hautaviita, Stefan Gylleby, Per Lindstedt, Daniel Säll, Rasmus Renstad
  • Patent number: RE48172
    Abstract: A needle cover assembly includes a manually operable member; a rigid needle shield (RNS) provided with an internally arranged resilient cap, in turn arranged to house and protect an injection needle; and a RNS remover assembly including a tubular shaped member surrounding the RNS, in which the tubular shaped member is arranged with at least one grip member capable of gripping the RNS in order to remove the RNS. The RNS remover assembly further includes a spinning attachment member having a distal end fixedly attached to the tubular shaped member and a proximal end rotatably attached to the manually operable member such that the manually operable member can be freely turned in relation to the RNS remover assembly but is locked in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stephan Olson
  • Patent number: RE48593
    Abstract: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament (M) comprises of a substantially cylindrical housing arranged to contain a pre-filled syringe with an injection needle, a plunger and a stopper for sealing a syringe barrel and a drive means releasably coupled to the plunger for advancing the syringe in the proximal direction (P) for needle insertion into an injection site and for displacing the dose of medicament (M) into the injection site. The drive means is arranged to be decoupled from the plunger for advancing a needle shroud to a safe position (PS) to surround the injection needle after the injection. According to the invention, the drive means bears against a thrust collar arranged to be releasably coupled to the plunger through a ramped engagement of a first tongue and a first recess so as to rotate the thrust collar on translation in proximal direction (P).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Simon Francis Brereton, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: RE48823
    Abstract: A needle cover assembly includes a manually operable member; a rigid needle shield (RNS) provided with an internally arranged resilient cap, in turn arranged to house and protect an injection needle; and a RNS remover assembly including a tubular shaped member surrounding the RNS, in which the tubular shaped member is arranged with at least one grip member capable of gripping the RNS in order to remove the RNS. The RNS remover assembly further includes a spinning attachment member having a distal end fixedly attached to the tubular shaped member and a proximal end rotatably attached to the manually operable member such that the manually operable member can be freely turned in relation to the RNS remover assembly but is locked in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stephan Olson