Having Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Patents (Class 604/192)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10729795
    Abstract: A method for sterilizing a concentrated composition and a diluent. The diluent is contained in a large container, and the concentrated composition is contained in a small container that is positioned within the large container. The combined containers are placed in at least one sealing layer that is hermetically sealed, and is also preferably placed in a second sealing layer that is also hermetically sealed. The bagged container is then placed in a carton, which preferably has a liner, and the carton is closed. The carton is then irradiation sterilized. The carton is delivered to the clean room. At a first staging area, the carton is opened and the bagged container is removed and brought to a second staging area. At the second staging area, the second sealing layer is removed and the container can be stored in the first sealing layer. The container is brought into the clean environment, where the first sealing layer is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur L. Vellutato, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10709848
    Abstract: A segmented safety cover may include a proximal segment combined with a needle hub; a needle cannula that extends from the proximal needle hub to a distal sharpened end; a distal end cap with a hollow bore through which the needle cannula passes; a centrally mounted toggle locking mechanism, separating the proximal needle hub from the distal end cap; the toggle locking mechanism is torsion spring assisted; a proximal cover segment is connected to the hub via a proximal hinge and a distal cover segment is connected to the end cap via a distal hinge; said proximal cover segment and said distal cover segment of said toggle locking mechanism being configured with abutting faces when the segmented safety cover is in a safety mode; and wherein the proximal hinge, abutting faces and distal hinge are in line in the safe mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Wickham
  • Patent number: 10702662
    Abstract: A syringe needle shield that includes a first part and a second part. The first part is connected to the second part by a pivotable first connection portion. The second part is pivotable on the first connection portion toward the first part, and a needle hub is clamped between the first and second parts. The first and second parts are securely connected to each other by the first snapping portion which cannot be unlocked from each other. The first part is connected to a needle shield by a flexible plate. The shield receives a push force from its back so as to move from a first position to a second position. When the shield is located at the second position, a restriction portion is fixedly engaged with an engaging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiang Wei
  • Patent number: 10695492
    Abstract: A drug delivery system is disclosed that includes a drug delivery device having a reservoir and a delivery cannula having a proximal end in fluid communication with the reservoir and a distal end to be received within a patient. The drug delivery system may further include one or more sensors coupled to the drug delivery device, a wireless transmitter, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and the wireless transmitter. The controller may be configured to use the one or more sensors to determine a condition or an operational state of the drug delivery device, and control the wireless transmitter to wirelessly transmit one or more reports representative of the condition or the operational state of the drug delivery device. A method for use with a drug delivery device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Adam B. McCullough, Ferry Tamtoro, Huaying Yang, Mark Ka Lai Lee, Desheng Yin, Scott R. Gibson, Donald Busby, Peter V. Shultz, Keith P. Kogler, Jimmie L. Ward, Christopher R. Folk, Steven William Badelt
  • Patent number: 10694934
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of tissue dissection. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to medical devices that lift and retract tissue during a dissection procedure to improve visualization of the target tissue and mitigate obstructions for dissection tools. In particular, the present disclosure relates to devices that transition from a constrained to an unconstrained bowed configuration to immobilize and retract the dissected portion of target tissue during a dissection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan V. Wales, Paul Smith, Danny S. Lee, Scott E. Brechbiel, Jialiang Wang, Sean P. Fleury
  • Patent number: 10661023
    Abstract: The syringe systems disclosed herein provide in part devices for allowing patients with compromised joint strength to more easily administer medicine. Certain exemplary syringe embodiments include a handle forming a handgrip, a syringe barrel that magnifies the dosage marks located on an inner barrel, and a tip cap slidably engageable with the syringe barrel for shielding a needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: UCB BIOPARMA SPRL
    Inventors: Darrell P. Morgan, Alex Lee, Daniel Formosa, Steven Vordenberg, Joern Vicari, Eric Freitag, Boris Kontorvich
  • Patent number: 10661025
    Abstract: A pen needle is enclosed by an outer cover to facilitate installation of a needle bearing hub on a medication pen. The outer cover design reduces or eliminates the likelihood of user contact with the patient end needle or the non-patient end needle during installation and disposal, and provides an audible indication when the hub is fully installed on a medication pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Sean Sullivan, Sudarsan Srinivasan, Michael DiBiasi, Keith Knapp, Kunjal Oza, Sajayesh Vijayachandran, Ganesh Kamble
  • Patent number: 10646841
    Abstract: A system for bone cement includes a vial holder configured for receiving a vial and including a holding structure for maintaining the vial in the vial holder. The vial includes a monomer component for bone cement. A holder chamber is configured to receive and secure the vial holder. The vial holder is advanced toward a vial-breaking device for breaking the vial and releasing its contents into the holder chamber past the elastomeric seal. Once the vial holder is advanced further the elastomeric seal is deformed to form a seal and prevent fumes produced from escaping from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC HOLDING COMPANY SARL
    Inventors: Neil S. Sasaki, Bryan A. Click
  • Patent number: 10646661
    Abstract: A needle assembly for mounting on an injection device which comprises a body configured to be attached to an injection device in use; a double ended needle; and a needle shield coupled to the body. The needle shield is arranged for axial movement with respect to the body. The needle assembly has an injection configuration, in which the shield is positioned such that the forward tip of the needle projects beyond a forward end of the shield. The needle assembly also has a shroud configuration, in which the shield is positioned such that the forward end of the shield extends beyond the forward tip of the needle. The needle assembly further comprises a needle support fixed relative to the body when the needle assembly is in the injection configuration. Movement of the shield from the injection configuration to the shroud configuration axially displaces the needle support relative to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventor: Jack Calvert
  • Patent number: 10639451
    Abstract: An applicator for gripping a urinary catheter. The applicator includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough for receiving a catheter. The body includes at least one projection disposed within the lumen which contacts the catheter shaft to resist movement of the body along the catheter shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated, Inc.
    Inventors: Barbara J. Kearns, Martin P. Creaven, David A. Knauz, Daniel A. March
  • Patent number: 10638964
    Abstract: Various components of an interventional therapy assembly are disclosed. One such component is a pointer which may be configured to indicate the disposition of another portion or component of the assembly. A rotary indexing device which may be configured to control or facilitate rotation of other components is also disclosed. Further, various components of an elongate instrument having flexible segments and operative segments are also disclosed. In some embodiments, the elongate instrument may comprise a biopsy assembly and may be used in connection with other components of the disclosed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Ayad Agha, Nicholas Gerald Accisano
  • Patent number: 10617830
    Abstract: Embodiments of the shield assemblies include a shield that is pivotably secured to a needle hub. A ball-and-socket hinge secures the shield and the hub to one another. The assembly includes a reversible shield lock to hold the shield in the needle-protected position. The assembly further includes at least one stop piece to stop the shield from over-rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Janko Bubenik, Markus Dickel
  • Patent number: 10576218
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel, a plunger, an injection needle, and an injection needle safety instrument. The injection needle safety instrument has a base portion fixed to the barrel, a cover portion which can cover a pointed end of a needle tube of the injection needle, and a hinge portion which pivotably couples the base portion and the cover portion. The cover portion is constructed to be pivotable between a first position at which the cover portion is held to the base portion as a first locked portion is locked by a locking portion of the base portion and a second position at which the cover portion covers the pointed end of the needle tube and is held to the injection needle as a second locked portion is locked to the same. The cover portion is tilted toward the barrel in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuru Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10576219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pen needle provided with a safety protection system, which utilizes a shuttlecock-shaped supporter blade of an elastic material to simplify the structure and reduce the number of parts to reduce the manufacturing process and size of the pen needle, thereby providing a less expensive, simpler and safer pen needle, in order to prevent the pen needle, which is a one-time consumable item to be inserted and fastened into a pen-type syringe in a screw-coupled manner, from being reused after a single use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: MEDEXEL CO., LTD., WONGUY PARK
    Inventor: Wonguy Park
  • Patent number: 10549039
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, comprising: an outer needle sleeve; a cartridge containing a dosage of a medicament and sealed with a sealing element that is arranged across an open distal end of the cartridge; a cartridge carrier adapted to hold the cartridge; a needle hub adapted to hold a double ended hollow needle; an inner needle sleeve arranged between the needle hub and the cartridge carrier; a removable cap coupled to the inner needle sleeve and adapted to cover and seal the needle; and a first locking mechanism adapted to lock the inner needle sleeve against axial movement in the proximal direction with respect to the cartridge carrier in an initial state, wherein in the initial state, the needle is spaced from the cartridge in the distal direction, and wherein the first locking mechanism is releasable by a rotational movement of the cap with respect to the outer needle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10537495
    Abstract: A system for the closed transfer of fluids that provides substantially leak-proof sealing and pressure equalization during engagement of a cannula with a vial, during transfer of a substance from a vial chamber to a barrel chamber via the cannula, and during disengagement of the cannula from the vial is disclosed. The leak-proof sealing of the system substantially prevents leakage of both air and liquid during use of the system. The system of the present disclosure also permits pressure equalization between a vial and the system when the system is attached to the vial. The system is compatible with a needle and syringe assembly for accessing a medication contained within a vial for administering the medication to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 10525202
    Abstract: Container holder assembly for use in a medicament delivery device, comprising a tubular body elongated in an axial direction, said tubular body having a proximal end and an opposite distal end, and a retaining member releasably arranged to said tubular body for securing an elongated container placed inside the tubular body, wherein said retaining member comprises a resilient structure capable of exerting an axial force on said container in said tubular body for holding the container in a fixed position inside the tubular body and thereby avoiding displacement or breakage of the container and wherein a distal end of said container protrudes from a distal end of said tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Per Klintenstedt, Anders Wieselblad, Gunnar Elmen
  • Patent number: 10518043
    Abstract: A needle tip for an injection device includes a body having a front portion, a back portion configured to be removably connected to the pre-loaded injection device, and a wall separating the front and back portions. A hollow needle has a first piercing portion projecting back from the separating wall and a second piercing portion projecting forward from the separating wall. A safety shield that is axially movable relative to the body at least between an initial position, a retracted position, and a post use locking position. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: STAT MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Schraga
  • Patent number: 10512726
    Abstract: A carpule retentive sleeve with internal stopper retainer for use with an aspirating syringe is disclosed. The carpule retentive sleeve includes a tubular body. At one end of the tubular body is a collar and a stopper retaining sleeve. The tubular body, the collar, and the stopper retaining sleeve are hollow members. Accordingly, a channel runs along the entire length of the carpule retentive sleeve. Further, a method is provided of retrofitting a standard aspirating syringe with the presently disclosed carpule retentive sleeve. Further, a method is provided of using the presently disclosed carpule retentive sleeve to retain a stopper inside the anesthetic carpule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Mark W. Pike
  • Patent number: 10512729
    Abstract: An injection device (100) for injection of a medicament from a pre-filled container (10) having a container body (12) for containing the medicament, a needle (16) disposed at a distal end of the container body (12), a removable needle shield (30) and a stopper (22) for expelling medicament from the container (100), the device comprising a housing (110) for housing the container (10), a plunger (142) for driving the stopper (22) of the container (10) in a distal direction to expel the medicament, and a priming mechanism having an operating member (152) which is movable with respect to the housing (110). The priming mechanism is arranged to release the needle shield (30) from the needle (16) and to move the container body (12) in a proximal direction with respect to the plunger (142) upon movement of the operating member (152) from a first position to a second position during an operating sequence of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: James Grimoldby, Oliver Gareth Hyde
  • Patent number: 10507281
    Abstract: A cannula capture mechanism is described herein. The capture mechanism may include an inner housing, outer housing, and a cannula. The outer housing may be configured to move between a compressed and a decompressed state. An outer surface of the inner housing may include one or more interlock components. When the cannula is exposed from a distal end of the inner housing, the one or more interlock components may interact with one or more interlock surfaces formed in another surface of the catheter device. When the cannula is retracted proximally within the inner housing, the inner housing may contract radially inward causing the one or more interlock components to be separated from the one or more interlock surfaces and the outer housing to move to the decompressed state and extend distally over a distal portion of the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Siddarth K. Shevgoor
  • Patent number: 10492826
    Abstract: A non-coring needle for use in accessing an implanted medical device is disclosed. The non-coring needle is configured to include a compact bevel face relative to standard non-coring needles. In one embodiment, the non-coring needle comprises a hollow cannula that defines a lumen and terminates at a sharpened distal tip. The cannula includes a proximal portion and a bent distal portion. The distal portion defines a bevel face extending proximally from the distal tip, and the bevel face includes the lumen distal opening. The bevel face defines an open angle of at least about one degree with respect to a longitudinal axis of the proximal portion of the cannula. The bevel face is also laterally offset from the proximal portion of the cannula by an offset distance of no more than about 0.010 inch. A portion of the bevel face is dulled to prevent access port septum coring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. VanderStek, Daniel K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10493215
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament injection device (1) comprising a housing (3) arranged to receive a medicament container (11a), a needle cover (9) movable relative to the housing (3), from a retracted position, in which it engages the housing (3) and enables medicament delivery, to an extended position, a plunger rod (7), and a plunger driver (5) movable relative to the housing (3) from an initial position to a final position, and arranged to actuate the plunger rod (7), wherein the plunger rod (7) has a first guide arrangement and the housing (3) has a second guide arrangement, the first guide arrangement (7d) and the second guide arrangement being arranged to cooperate to guide movement of the plunger rod (7) relative to the housing (3), wherein the first guide arrangement and the second guide arrangement in a first stage provide a linear motion path for the plunger rod (7), enabling the plunger rod (7) to initially move in the axial direction and in a second stage provide a rotation motion p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Slobodan Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10485934
    Abstract: The invention relates to a needle sheath remover comprising a cap (10) removably attached to a housing of a medicament delivery device, a sheath grabber (20) connected to said cap and configured to be engageable to a needle sheath (42) of a medicament container positioned (46) within said medicament delivery device, wherein the cap and the sheath grabber are axially movable in relation to each other and wherein the sheath grabber and the cap are configured to interact with each other such that upon removal of the cap from the housing, the sheath grabber is capable of engaging and removing said needle sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Anders Boström
  • Patent number: 10456532
    Abstract: Described is an injection device (1) for administering a drug, the injection device (1) comprising a cartridge holder (2) adapted to receive a drug cartridge (3), a hollow injection needle (6) having a proximal tip (6.2) adapted to pierce a septum (4) of the cartridge (3) so as to establish a fluid communication between the cartridge (3) and the needle (6),and a cap (7) arrangeable over the cartridge holder (2) in a manner to cover the needle (6). In an initial state the cartridge (3) is arranged within the cartridge holder (2) with the septum (4) axially spaced from the proximal tip (6.2) of the needle (6). The cap (7) is adapted to move the needle (6) relative to the septum (4) for piercing it on movement of the cap (7) relative to the cartridge holder (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Teucher, Michael Jugl
  • Patent number: 10441715
    Abstract: There are disclosed devices and methods for protecting a user from a sharp tip of a medical needle. In an embodiment, a device includes a central body portion, a medical needle having a sharp tip, a pair of wings in attachment to the central body portion, and a hook-and-loop fastening system disposed on at least one of the wings, and configured to selectively attach the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wings so as to protect a user from the sharp tip of the medical needle. In another embodiment, a method includes withdrawing a sharp tip of a medical needle from a patient, closing a pair of wings with the medical needle positioned between the wings, and fastening the wings together with the medical needle positioned between the wings so as to protect a user from the sharp tip of the medical needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: EMED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Lambert
  • Patent number: 10441730
    Abstract: In one aspect, a pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub, and a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having proximal and distal ends with a lumen extending therebetween. The needle extends distally from the hub to define an exposed length between the distal end of the needle and the hub in the range of about 5.0 to 9.0 mm. The hub defines a post formed about the needle, the post having a distally-facing first skin engaging surface. The exposed length of the needle extends distally from the first skin engaging surface. The hub also defines a distally-facing second skin engaging surface which at least partially circumscribes the first skin engaging surface. The second skin engaging surface being located proximally of the first skin engaging surface. Advantageously, a pen needle assembly is provided having two skin engaging surfaces which provide stability in achieving subcutaneous injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael A. DiBiasi, Robert Banik, Roger W. Groskopf, Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10434297
    Abstract: A connector having a housing with a longitudinal axis normal to a base, and a wall projecting from the base, the wall having a plurality of cut-outs formed through the wall, the plurality of cut-outs extending in a partial helix configuration about the longitudinal axis of the housing. A first solid section extends from the base parallel to the longitudinal axis of the housing, and a second solid section extends from the base parallel with the first solid section, the first and second solid sections separating at least one of the plurality of cut-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YUKON MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Penny, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 10420900
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protection device (1) intended to at least partially cover the needle (2) of an injection device, comprising: a support (3) of the protection device (1), a sleeve (4) movable axially in translation with respect to the support (3), an arrangement (14) for returning the sleeve (4) from an injection position to a protection position, an axial guidance arrangement (29, 30) for preventing the sleeve (4) from pivoting with respect to the support (3), one peg (6) directly and at least elastically, coupled longitudinally to the support (3) or the sleeve (4) and housed in a passageway (10) defining a first section (11) and a second section (12) followed by the peg (6) from a storage position to the injection position and then to the protection position, and a safety arrangement (21; 36, 34, 35) part of which being elastically deformable, arranged in a way as to prevent the peg from returning from the second section to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Laurent Barrelle
  • Patent number: 10406289
    Abstract: A drug injection syringe includes an injection needle assembly and a syringe body. The injection needle assembly includes an injection needle, a needle hub, an elastic body, and a fitting sleeve. The fitting sleeve accommodates the needle hub and the elastic body and has a fitting hole formed in a female taper shape. The syringe body includes an outer tube and a drug discharge tube formed in a male taper shape. The syringe body is attached to the injection needle assembly by pushing the drug discharge tube into the fitting hole by a press fitting. The elastic body couples the drug discharge tube and the injection needle in a liquid-tight manner by compressively deforming, due to the press fitting, at a protruding portion disposed on a periphery of the pocket and stretching against an inner wall of the fitting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoichiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 10406294
    Abstract: The invention relates to a boot remover (10) for removing a protective needle boot (11) from a drug delivery device (1), wherein the boot remover (10) is substantially sleeve shaped with an internal diameter and a length adapted to receive and substantially cover a needle shield (4), wherein the boot remover (10) is arranged to engage the protective needle boot (11) when attacked to the drug delivery device (1). Furthermore, the invention relates to a drug delivery device (1) comprising a boot remover (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Chris Ward, Gareth Roberts, Graham Wilson, Troy Baker
  • Patent number: 10391240
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a housing having proximal and distal ends, an IV cannula projecting distally from the housing, and an IV shield having an engagement. The housing has a shield seat and the IV cannula has a distal tip. The IV shield has a pre-use position where the IV shield covers the distal tip of the IV cannula and the engagement is disengaged from the shield seat, and a use position where the engagement is engaged with the shield seat and the IV shield is adapted to move between a non-shielded position, in which the distal tip is exposed, and a shielded position, in which the distal tip is shielded by the IV shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Lee Hoong Sim, Tiong Yee Sim
  • Patent number: 10384379
    Abstract: A method of assembling a syringe with needle is provided. The method may include preparing a mold for forming a tube hole of a main body of the syringe, a first part and a second part for forming a connection part of the syringe, and a third part for forming a close contact part of the syringe, supporting and securing a proximal portion of a needle tube by the mold, injecting the resin into the mold, and forming the syringe and the needle tube integrally by forming the syringe around the needle tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masafumi Takemoto, Kozo Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10363377
    Abstract: A puller assembly for removing a shield from around a needle of a syringe. The puller assembly includes a grip component and a cap. The grip component has a tubular body defining an interior hollow which axially receives the shield. The tubular body has a slit that allows it to be forcibly shifted from a first arrangement to a second arrangement to change the size of the interior hollow. The tubular body includes a radial inner face with at least one radial inward projection for directly engaging the shield. The cap is grippable by a user. The grip component is held by the cap when inserted within a cavity of the cap during manufacturing installation, and when so held at least one radial inward projection of the grip component engages the shield for removal of the shield from around the needle when the cap is moved. A method of mounting a puller assembly to a shield around a needle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: William G. Atterbury, Eric Gustin Hassenpflug, Steven Michael Madland, Christopher Paul McKenzie, Mark Lafever
  • Patent number: 10350367
    Abstract: Provided is a needle removal operation cover with which a user can safely perform an injection needle removal operation even when a needle tip is directly inserted into the needle removal operation cover, and with which the user can remove the injection needle without requiring a wrist twisting motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignees: THREE DYNE CO., LTD., NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Koji Hagihira, Yoshitaka Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10351145
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a vehicle, the method may include measuring a speed of the vehicle to provide speed measurements; measuring, by at least one vibration sensor, vibrations of the vehicle to provide vibrations measurements; determining, based on the vibration measurements and speed measurements, an actual relationship between speed and vibrations of the vehicle; comparing between the actual relationship between the speed and vibrations of the vehicle and a reference relationship between speed and vibrations of the vehicle to provide a comparison result; and determining the quality of the driving based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TRAFFILOG LTD
    Inventors: Robert Izraeli, Assi Bitton, Arik Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10342930
    Abstract: A protective cover for a syringe needle includes a sheath and a needle hub. The sheath preferably includes a cylindrical body terminated with a bullet shaped end. The needle hub includes a needle base and a hypodermic needle retained in the needle base. The needle base includes a bullet shape and a locking projection extending from an outer perimeter of the needle base. A lengthwise slot is formed through the cylindrical body. The lengthwise slot receives a button portion of the locking projection. A retracted locking notch is formed on one end of the extension slot. An extended locking notch is formed on an opposing end of the lengthwise slot. The button portion is retained in the retracted locking notch or the extended locking notch. A second embodiment of the protective cover includes a sheath and a needle hub. The needle hub is slidably retained in the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verena Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael Infranger, Joseph Gambino
  • Patent number: 10322236
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe devices, systems and methods. In general, the syringe may include a first chamber and a cartridge movable within the first chamber. The cartridge may include a cartridge chamber and a valve in fluid communication with the cartridge chamber and the first chamber and having an open configuration and a closed configuration. The valve may allow movement of a liquid out of the cartridge chamber while in a open configuration. The cartridge may also include a second end, movable within the cartridge chamber, and a locking mechanism having a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration, the locking mechanism preventing movement of the second end within the cartridge chamber while in the locked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Bee Sight Limited
    Inventors: Martin N. Lee, Jeffrey J. Christian, Michael D. Laufer, Geoffrey H. Willis
  • Patent number: 10314976
    Abstract: An injector may include a container having a wall with an interior surface and a seal assembly with an interior surface, the interior surfaces of the wall and the seal assembly defining a closed sterile reservoir filled with a drug product. The injector may also include a fluid delivery system comprising a clean, unsheathed, rigid container needle having a point disposed only partially through the seal assembly in a storage state, and disposed through the interior surface of the seal assembly into the sterile reservoir in a delivery state. Further, the injection may include an actuator that is adapted to move the container needle from the storage state to the delivery state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ronald Forster, Scott M. Nunn, Mark D. Holt, Son C. Tran, Sheldon Moberg
  • Patent number: 10300215
    Abstract: A needle assembly includes a needle hole having an inside diameter that is greater than an outside diameter of a needle, and by a moving-side guide integrally provided to a needle tip cover being engaged with a fixed-side guide fixedly provided to the needle, a guide mechanism is provided to guide the needle tip cover from a proximal end side towards a distal end side of the needle while maintaining a state of noncontact with the needle, and to guide the needle tip cover to a position where the needle tip cover covers the needle tip while deviating the needle tip cover in a direction in which the needle hole goes away from a center axis of the needle at a position beyond the needle tip, and avoiding contact of the needle tip with the needle hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minami Kawabe, Tomoe Morita
  • Patent number: RE47903
    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: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Simon Francis Brereton, Matthew Ekman
  • 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