Having Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Patents (Class 604/192)
  • 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: 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: 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: 10300204
    Abstract: A housing blank and an activation member blank for a medicament delivery device are disclosed, with a kit including a housing blank and an activation member blank, and a medicament delivery device assembled from the kit. The housing blank includes a mid portion having a through-opening for receiving a proximal end portion of a medicament container assembly, and first and second legs foldable relative to the proximal end portion. The activation member blank includes a central portion and a first and second arm foldable relative to the proximal end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 10279125
    Abstract: In one aspect, a medical injector is provided herein having a body and an overcap releasably attached to the body configured to prevent mounting of a needle prior to mixing of components within the body. In a further aspect, a slidable collet may be provided useable to urge resilient members from an outward disrupted state inwardly to collectively define a needle mount. Advantageously, a medical injector is provided which ensures proper sequence in preparation of the device, particularly with respect to the step of allowing mounting of a medical needle to the device subsequent to preparation of the medicament to be administered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard A. Cronenberg, Asif Fayyaz, Atul Patel, Matthew D. Sweeney, Lionel Vedrine
  • Patent number: 10272209
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes anti-needle stick safety mechanism that is passively activated during the normal course of giving an injection. In one embodiment, the device includes a spring member coupled at a proximal end to a needle member and at a distal end to a needle cover. The passive activation of the device is triggered when the needle is inserted to a minimum depth into the patient's tissue to unleash the force of a compressed spring to urge a needle cover towards the distal end of the needle. As the needle is withdrawn from the tissue, the needle cover advances to the end of the needle and as it partially clears the end of the needle, it adopts an orientation that prevents the needle tip from re-emerging from the needle cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Safety Syringes, Inc.
    Inventor: Frederic P. Field
  • Patent number: 10238840
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a hollow catheter; a catheter hub configured to fix and hold the catheter; an inner needle including a needle tip and configured to be removably inserted through an inside of the catheter; a needle hub configured to fix and hold the inner needle; and a catheter operation member capable of moving the catheter relative to the inner needle. The catheter operation member includes a holding portion configured to directly hold the catheter in a detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Ishida
  • Patent number: 10220157
    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: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10219820
    Abstract: A surgical compactor and extractor for intra-abdominal and laparoscopic surgeries includes a compaction mechanism, a suction tubing, and a suction mechanism. The compaction mechanism has an expandable isolation chamber that is operable between a closed configuration and an open configuration via an actuation mechanism that is either mechanical or pneumatic. The expandable isolation chamber is toggled to the open configuration in order to encompass tissue within a patient's body and then toggled to the closed configuration in order to compact the tissue and remove the tissue from the patient. The suction tubing has an evacuation conduit that traverses along a flexible body and is used in conjunction with the suction mechanism to remove fluid and particulate matter as the tissue is compacted. The suction mechanism includes a vacuum unit to create a pressure differential and a reservoir to collect the fluid and particulate matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald Gene DeVille
  • Patent number: 10213561
    Abstract: A medical needle cover arrangement for a single-use syringe having a medical needle with a sharp tip, the needle being mounted on the syringe to project forwardly from a needle hub. A sleeve forming a part of a safety device is mounted on the syringe. The sleeve is arranged for axial movement with respect to the needle from an initial shielding position to a non-shielding position, the sleeve being blocked against forward movement with respect to the syringe from its initial shielding position. A soft needle cover overlies the needle with the sharp tip of the needle sealed by the cover. The rear end of the soft needle cover and the forward end of the syringe hub are profiled with complementary engaging surfaces. The cover has a step part-way between its ends, the step being engaged by an internal abutment at the forward end of the sleeve, to resist movement of the cover forwardly away from the syringe hub and so maintain a seal between the cover and hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TIP-TOP.COM LTD
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 10195346
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for administering a drug is presented having a body adapted to retain a cartridge containing a drug, at least one electrical unit and a port for electrically contacting the electrical unit, an adapter for attaching an injection needle to the drug delivery device, a safety mechanism arranged to prevent contacting the electrical unit through the port whilst an injection needle is in fluid communication with the cartridge and arranged to prevent establishing a fluid communication between an injection needle and the cartridge whilst the port is configured to allow contacting the electrical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Samuel Steel, Paul Richard Draper, Joseph Butler, George Cave, David Richard Mercer
  • Patent number: 10188802
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sheath removal mechanism (15) for removing a protective needle sheath (5) from a medicament container (3), the medicament container (3) arrangeable in an medicament delivery device (1), wherein the sheath removal mechanism (15) comprises a cap (11) attachable to a distal end of the medicament delivery device (1), wherein the cap (11) comprises at least one ledge (11.6) adapted to engage a protective needle sheath (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Louise Hodgson
  • Patent number: 10183122
    Abstract: A fluid injection device having a syringe body, a needle, and a needle protection device. The protection device includes a substantially flexible or deformable inner body and a substantially rigid outer body. The inner body closes a dispenser orifice of the needle, and co-operates with the syringe body in a leaktight manner, and the outer body fastens the protection device on the syringe body. The inner body includes a radial projection, and the outer body includes a radial shoulder and an axial end edge that defines a top axial opening. The inner body is inserted in the outer body, through the top axial opening, with the radial projection in abutment against the radial shoulder, the axial end edge of the outer body folded down on the inner body so as to fasten the inner body in the outer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Arnaud Fournier, Ghislain Fournier, Mickael Swal
  • Patent number: 10179211
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety needle device, for a medical instrument, to insert a needle into a patient's body to a determined insertion depth. The safety needle device, in two variants with a fixed insertion depth and with an insertion depth adjustment, comprises a hub, a needle, a protecting shield, longitudinal resilient means, transverse resilient means, a housing, and is provided with different technical means configured to cooperate with each other in order to perform different functions of the device. The safety needle device enables to control a state of use of the device, wherein the device is a disposable one and it ensures its user a protection against an accidental or intentional prick of the needle before and after the due use of the device for the purpose for which it is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HTL-STREFA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
    Inventors: Marcin Rozwadowski, Vincent Leskowich
  • Patent number: 10179209
    Abstract: A needle covering system for a needle of a syringe. A boot of the system defines a contaminant-proof pocket for the needle. A sealing ring portion of the boot forms a seal with a support portion of the syringe. A body of the boot is collapsible to allow movement of a needle pierceable end portion of the boot toward the sealing ring portion for a tip of the needle to pass through the boot end portion for an injection. A securement collar of the system presses the sealing ring against the support portion of the syringe and is a remnant portion of a protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Jesse Arnold Fourt, Jeremy Christopher Koehler
  • Patent number: 10159795
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for administering a drug is presented having a body adapted to retain a cartridge containing a drug, at least one electrical unit and a port for electrically contacting the electrical unit, an adapter for attaching an injection needle to the drug delivery device, a safety mechanism arranged to prevent access to the port while an injection needle is in fluid communication with the cartridge and arranged to prevent establishing a fluid communication between an injection needle and the cartridge while the port is accessible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: George Cave
  • Patent number: 10130776
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting implements such as hypodermic syringes. The structure is made so as to protect operators against inadvertent sticking and the possible consequences thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: James P. Wire
  • Patent number: 10124157
    Abstract: A cap is configured to provide antimicrobial protection to a female luer port of an intravenous device. The cap distributes an antimicrobial solution within the intraluminal surfaces of the port when the cap is connected to the port. A cap may also be designed to distribute an antimicrobial solution around the exterior surfaces of the port. Once connected to a port, the cap can form a seal that minimizes the evaporation of the antimicrobial solution from within the lumen of a port. The cap can therefore provide antimicrobial protection against another device that is connected to the port once the cap is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Siddarth Shevgoor
  • Patent number: 10099010
    Abstract: A method for assembling an assembly for a syringe that includes a cylindrical outer barrel; a puncture needle; and a cylindrical cap. The method includes forming a closed space in a receiving hole of the cap by inserting the puncture needle and a barrel tip at least partially into the receiving hole before a tip end of the puncture needle is inserted into a bottom wall of the cap; discharging gas in the closed space; and sealing a tip end of the needle hole by further inserting the barrel tip into the receiving hole to insert the tip end of the puncture needle into the bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10092707
    Abstract: A medical injector includes an injector housing defining a reservoir, a plunger rod, and a stopper engaged with a portion of the plunger rod. The stopper being slidably disposed within the reservoir and 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 includes a body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a flange provided adjacent the distal end. 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: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France S.A.S.
    Inventor: Emilie Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10071207
    Abstract: A safety support device for a syringe comprises a support sheath for the body of the syringe and an inner sheath suitable for sliding relative to the support sheath between a waiting, retracted position and the extended position for protecting the needle of the syringe. The device has means for holding the syringe body relative to the support sheath and retaining means suitable for being activated to retain g the inner sheath in the waiting, retracted position inside the support sheath and for being deactivated by the piston of the syringe to allow the inner sheath to extend into its protective, extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Stephane Chevallier
  • Patent number: 10064996
    Abstract: A drug delivery device for administering a drug is presented having a body, at least one electrical unit and a port for electrically contacting the electrical unit, an adapter for attaching an injection needle to the drug delivery device, a safety mechanism arranged to prevent contacting the electrical unit whilst an injection needle is in fluid communication with the drug delivery device and arranged to prevent establishing a fluid communication while the electrical unit is contactable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, George Cave, Joseph Butler, Samuel Steel, David Richard Mercer, Simon Bilton Lewis
  • Patent number: 10064997
    Abstract: A conventional syringe defines a longitudinal axis and includes a syringe barrel having a syringe barrel flange laterally extending from an open proximal end of the syringe barrel and a plunger advanceable into the syringe barrel. A rotatable finger flange for such a syringe includes identical first and second flange components, each having an attachment member configured to releasably engage the syringe barrel flange and/or the other flange component, and a flange member laterally extending therefrom. The first and second flange component are engageable and rotatable relative to one another about the longitudinal axis between a non-use position, wherein the first flange member overlies the second flange member to reduce the finger flange footprint, and a use position, wherein the first flange member and the second flange member are angularly spaced apart from one another to provide a finger flange having a greater lateral extent than the syringe barrel flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Brian Costello, Christopher Gieda, Raymond Protasiewicz
  • Patent number: 10039694
    Abstract: A vial holder is provided to protect a user's hand from needle sticks. The holder includes a handle and a shield attached to a distal end of the handle. An opening is formed in the distal end of the handle to receive a vial. The vial is placed through the opening and into a passageway of the handle with the upper end of the vial exposed. A user grasps the handle which holds the vial in a stabilized manner. A needle may then safely approach the vial in which inadvertent slippage or movement of the needle results in contact with the needle against the shield and not contact with the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: National Jewish Health
    Inventor: Ali I. Musani
  • Patent number: 10029049
    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: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Janko Bubenik, Markus Dickel
  • Patent number: 10013895
    Abstract: A training device for training a user on the operation of an auto-injector that dispenses a medicament. A needle guard is slidable from a first extended position relative to a housing prior to operation of the training device, to a retracted position during operation of the training device, and to a second extended position after operation of the training device. An actuation assembly controls the movement of the needle guard from the retracted position to the second extended position. A lock locks the needle guard in the second extended position. A safety is proximate a proximal end of the housing and prevents movement of the needle guard from the first extended position to the retracted position in a storage position. The needle guard is moveable into the retracted position with the safety in an armed position. The safety resets the lock upon returning the safety to the storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin David Swanson, Julius Sund
  • Patent number: 9993632
    Abstract: A connection between a guard tube and a needle holder for a syringe for injecting medication into an IV bag, the guard tube having a needle holder receiving end having an aperture for the needle holder to be inserted from the outside, the aperture terminating at an inner end face, the needle holder having an aperture-penetrating portion having a rim wider than the aperture, or than a step in the aperture, that can be pushed through the aperture to snap fit over the end face or over the step and resist retraction therefrom by a force F which is greater than forces normally experienced by the aperture penetrating portion after it has effected a snap fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Gamolin Limited
    Inventor: Charles Dudley
  • Patent number: 9956114
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a microneedle that defines a lumen therethrough. The microneedle has a proximal end portion a distal end portion and a hub portion between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion. The proximal end portion is configured to be coupled to a medicament container, such as, for example a syringe. The portion of the lumen within the proximal end portion has a first diameter. The distal end portion is configured to pierce a target tissue. The portion of the lumen within the distal end portion has a second diameter smaller than the first diameter. The hub portion includes a surface configured to contact the target tissue when the distal end portion is disposed with the target tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CLEARSIDE BIOMEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rafael Victor Andino, Christopher John Brooks, Vladimir Zarnitsyn, Harrison J. White
  • Patent number: 9956352
    Abstract: A medical device having a frontal attachment and a connector housing having at least a body part of an associated medical apparatus, the frontal attachment slidably engaging the connector housing and having a forwardly projecting, rearwardly biased needle and a needle retraction assembly, and the connector housing having a needle retraction cavity laterally offset from the needle in a first position, the needle retraction cavity being selectively movable relative to the frontal attachment following use to reposition the needle retraction cavity into alignment with the needle to permit retraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Retractable Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas J Shaw, Mark Small, Ni Zhu
  • Patent number: 9937295
    Abstract: A syringe (1) for mixing and ejecting an active pharmaceutical ingredient is disclosed. The syringe (1) comprises a syringe body (2) defining a first lumen (8), a first plunger (4) arranged movably in said first lumen (8), said first plunger (4) being hollow, thereby defining a second lumen (9) being separated from the first lumen (8), and a second plunger (5) arranged movably in said second lumen (9). A liquid diluent is contained in one of the first lumen (8) and the second lumen (9), and an active pharmaceutical ingredient is contained in the other of the first lumen (8) and the second lumen (9). The second plunger (5) is movable in such a manner that the active pharmaceutical ingredient and the liquid diluent are brought together, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BIONEER A/S
    Inventor: Daniel Bar-Shalom
  • Patent number: 9931496
    Abstract: A microneedle array includes a microneedle unit that includes microneedles; and a microneedle unit support member that includes an opening, guides both ends of the microneedle unit through inclined grooves, and arranges tips of the microneedles so as to project through the opening in an inclined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: ASTI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Tamaru, Noriyuki Ogai, Ryo Sugimura, Isamu Nonaka, Yuko Wada
  • Patent number: 9931473
    Abstract: In one aspect, a safety pen needle assembly is provided which includes a hub having an open proximal end, a needle fixed to the hub having a distal end, and a shield moveably mounted to the hub so as to be movable relative to the hub to selectively cover the distal end of the needle. An interface is defined between the shield and the hub which is sufficiently sealed so as to define a sterility barrier which prevents ingress of contaminants through the interface. At least one sterility barrier is mounted directly to, and across, an open proximal end of the hub and an open distal end of the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Amit Uday Limaye
  • Patent number: 9931474
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for removing delivery member shields which are intended to cover and protect delivery members, said device comprising a remover body arranged to accommodate a delivery member in its interior. The invention is characterized in that the remover body comprises at least two sets of gripping members extending into its interior and wherein each set of gripping members is configured for gripping a certain type of delivery member shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SHL GROUP AB
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 9925343
    Abstract: A connector mountable to a syringe barrel has a proximal barrel-engaging portion, a distal luer fitment portion, and a fluid aperture therethrough. The barrel-engaging portion of the connector includes an axial ledge configured to abut the axial distal edge of a glass syringe barrel. The connector facilitates mounting a luer assembly to the barrel. The luer assembly may be a tip cap, a luer needle assembly, or a luer needle-less assembly, having a complementary luer fitment for connection to the luer fitment portion of the connector. The connector and syringe may further include an immobile, compressible needle seal. The needle seal is adjacent to or engageable with the barrel-engaging portion of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jyoti Gupta, Brandon J. McKee
  • Patent number: 9919109
    Abstract: A liquid administration tool includes a structure including a tubular body in which liquid is fillable, the tubular body having a bottom portion at a distal end and, an opening portion at a proximal end, and a needle tube positioned at a distal portion of the tubular body, the needle tube having a needle tip at a distal end thereof, and the needle tube being communicable at a proximal end thereof with an inside of the tubular body; an operation member having a pusher; a cover member; a biasing member configured to bias the cover member in the distal direction; a locking unit configured to restrict the movement of the cover member; and a movement amount restriction unit configured to restrict the movement amount of the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Manabu Arinobe, Masaomi Imai
  • Patent number: 9907728
    Abstract: A fluid management system for transferring fluid, the system including a connector component comprising a first end and an opposite second end, a first syringe with a distal end that is removably attachable to the first end of the connector component, and a second syringe with a distal end that is removably attachable to the second end of the connector component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SpineSmith Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew R. Kyle, Kyle W. Swartout
  • Patent number: RE46789
    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: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHL GROUP AB
    Inventor: Stephan Olson
  • Patent number: RE47378
    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: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stephan Olson