Having Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Patents (Class 604/192)
  • Patent number: 11504478
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a subassembly for a drug delivery device, the subassembly comprising: a housing adapted to contain a drug container with a needle, a cap, and a spacer, wherein the housing has an inner surface forming a cavity configured to retain the drug container, wherein the cap is configured to be releasably connected to the housing, and wherein the spacer is arranged between the cap and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Thomas Mark Kemp
  • Patent number: 11484666
    Abstract: A safety needle has a needle base, a puncture needle, and a safety cap. The puncture needle is inserted into a front end of a needle connection segment of the needle base. The safety cap is combined with a front end of the needle base. The safety cap has a needle cap and a resilient member mounted in the needle base. The needle cap is mounted around the puncture needle. Guiding blocks formed on the rear end of the needle cap are mounted respectively in positioning recesses in a housing of the needle base. The needle cap and an outer cap are mounted around the puncture needle, and the puncture needle can be kept from exposure. The needle cap can be locked with the positioning recesses, and the safety needle cannot be reused and can be distinguished as a used needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CC Biotechnology Corporation
    Inventor: Chin-Min Yeh
  • Patent number: 11471614
    Abstract: An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is operative to engage an injection site prior to a medicament dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mylan Specialty L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Egerton Young, Sophie Rebecca Raven, Christopher John Hurlstone, Craig Malcolm Rochford, Colin James Mathews, John G. Wilmot, Robert L. Hill
  • Patent number: 11426528
    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: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Axel Teucher, Michael Jugl
  • Patent number: 11419989
    Abstract: A removal member for removing a needle protective cap includes a housing having a longitudinal axis and receiving the cap along an insertion direction, the housing having a first support area and a second support area the first area being carried by a blocking element, movable relative to the housing between a cap insertion configuration, in which the orthogonal projections of the first and second areas in a transverse plane substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis are separated by an insertion distance, and a cap blocking configuration, in which the first and second areas are located in separate transverse planes, and in which the orthogonal projections of the first and second areas in said transverse plane are separated by a blocking distance less than the insertion distance and adapted to block the translation of the cap relative to the removal member in a removal direction opposite to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Clement Dumet, Marc Todesco, Pascal Dugand, Jose Camba, Guillaume Abot
  • Patent number: 11419988
    Abstract: Methods and devices for use and handling of intravenous and/or subcutaneous needles, and, more particularly, to safety devices for shielding needles or other sharp articles or devices that present a safety hazard are disclosed. In an embodiment, a needle protective sheath can include a top wall, a bottom wall, and a pair of side walls joining the top and bottom walls. A finger shield extends from the top wall at a front opening of the sheath and is attached to the top wall by a hinge portion. The finger shield can be rotated about the hinge portion to block the front opening so as to secure a needle within the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Onken, Steven Belletti
  • Patent number: 11406763
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11400224
    Abstract: A safety arrangement for being used in a medicament delivery device, comprising a container holder with a body section and a flange seat and a shell. The container holder is arranged to receive a container with a longitudinal body at one end passing over into a distal flange and at an opposite end passing over into a proximal orifice via a shoulder, such that the distal flanges of the container contacts the flange seat of the container holder. Moreover, the container holder is arranged in the shell such that the container holder is movable in a proximal direction in relation to the shell. A blocking element is arranged between the shell and the container holder. A blocking initiating structure is arranged to reposition the blocking element when the container holder is moved in the proximal direction in relation to the shell from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Jürg Liniger, Martin Müri, Thomas Thüer, Declan Reilly, Neil B. Cammish, Stephan Olson
  • Patent number: 11400233
    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: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Louise Hodgson
  • Patent number: 11389598
    Abstract: An injector includes a housing, a needle hub movably mounted within the housing and an injection needle supported by the hub. The hub and the needle are axially translatable between retracted and injection positions. A needle shield, having an aperture, is movably connected to the housing between first and second positions. The needle extends through the needle shield aperture in the injection position of the needle and the first position of the needle shield, and the needle is blocked from extending through the needle shield aperture in the second position of the needle shield. When the needle shield is in the second position and the hub and the needle are in the injection position, the needle shield covers the tip of the needle and subsequent movement of the needle shield toward the first position axially translates the hub and the needle back toward the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Yigal, Yossi Bar-El
  • Patent number: 11382833
    Abstract: The invention provides for a delivery system including a delivery assembly configured to allow delivery of a single dose of a therapeutic agent (e.g., vaccine, drug, medicament, etc.) from a Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) vial to a patient. The delivery assembly generally includes a modular design consisting of separately constructed components cooperatively arranged and coupled to one another. The modular construction allows for rapid manufacturing reconfigurations of one or more components with minimal costs to create new delivery assembly configurations that meet specific needs (i.e., different modes of delivery depending on agent to be delivered, such as subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, intravenous injection, spray, or droplet delivery). The delivery assembly is generally configured to be filled on-site and in the field and is further capable of delivery of the agent in a controlled manner and without requiring specialized skill in administering delivery of such agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: KOSKA FAMILY LIMITED
    Inventor: Marc Andrew Koska
  • Patent number: 11376372
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a disposable injection needle, including: a needle mount, having a tube needle; a first sleeve, one end of which is suitable for connecting to the needle mount to form receiving space, and the other end of which is provided with a first opening; a second sleeve, one end of which is located inside the receiving space, and the other end of which having a second opening extends out from the first opening, wherein the second sleeve is axially slideable; an elastic element adapted to allow the second sleeve to move axially toward outside the receiving space, wherein: the second sleeve is provided with a sleeve guiding portion, and the needle mount is provided with a guiding engagement portion, the sleeve guiding portion engages with the guiding engagement portion to guide the circumferential rotation of the second sleeve based on axial movement of the second sleeve toward inside of the receiving space; the first sleeve is provided with a blocking member and the second sleeve is pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Tianjin Huahong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Libo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11370598
    Abstract: A pen needle assembly, comprising an outer cover having an open end, a lid removably connected to the open end of the outer cover, a pen needle disposed in the outer cover, and connecting members disposed on opposite sides of the outer cover. Also disclosed is a pen needle assembly, comprising an outer cover having an open end, a lid removably connected to the open end of the outer cover, a pen needle disposed in the outer cover, and connecting members disposed on opposite sides of the outer cover, wherein a plurality of pen needle assemblies are connected adjacent to each other via the connecting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Embecta Corp.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Horvath, Deirdre Collins, Charles G. Hwang, Paul Upham, Sean Sullivan, Ed Langill
  • Patent number: 11369751
    Abstract: In one aspect, a safety pen needle assembly is provided herein which includes a hub with a needle fixed to the hub, the needle having a distal end, formed for insertion into a patient, and a proximal end. The assembly further includes a shield and a biasing member disposed between the hub and the shield configured to urge the shield distally. A protrusion extends from at least one of the hub and the shield with a channel being formed in at least the other of the hub and the shield. The channel is formed to accommodate the protrusion. The shield is movable from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the shield is spaced from the distal end of the needle such that the distal end of the needle is exposed. In the second position, the shield covers the distal end of the needle. The channel guides the protrusion as the shield moves from the first position to the second position. With this arrangement, a shield may be directed to move in a desired path with stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Embecta Corp.
    Inventors: Tieming Ruan, Robert Banik, Eliot Zaiken, Michael Vincent Quinn, Gary Searle
  • Patent number: 11369296
    Abstract: A medical needle holder (10) having a generally hollow body (18) which extends in the direction of an axis (62) from a first end (20) to a second end (22). The first end is shaped for reception of a needle (50) therein and the second end is open to allow for insertion of a fluid receptacle (16). The first axis is substantially aligned in use with a needle positioned in the first end of the body. The needle holder comprises a grip portion (28) which extends outwardly from the body in a direction which is angularly offset from the first axis. The grip portion may be actuable between an in-use condition and a disposal condition in which the grip portion covers a needle in the needle holder. The body (18) may comprise control formations on its inner surface to allow for control over the insertion of a fluid receptacle (16) into the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Arash Bakhtyari-Nejad-Esfahani
  • Patent number: 11364021
    Abstract: A sterile cover assembly is for a biopsy device. The biopsy device includes a reusable holster including a housing and driving mechanism. The driving mechanism is for driving a cutter in a needle of a probe. The housing is adapted to releasably couple to the probe. The sterile cover assembly includes a sleeve and a flexible sterile cover. The sleeve is configured to receive at least a portion of the housing of the reusable holster. The sterile cover is coupled to the sleeve and is configured to cover the housing of the holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Devicor Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Robinson, Andrew Paul Nock, Edward A. Rhad
  • Patent number: 11357917
    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 whilst the electrical unit is contactable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, George Cave, Joseph Butler, Samuel Steel, David Richard Mercer, Simon Lewis Bilton
  • Patent number: 11351308
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes a housing defining a shell, a drug delivery assembly at least partially disposed within the housing, a cap defining an opening and being adapted to at least partially cover an end of the housing, at least one electronic component, a power source which powers the at least one electronic component, and a switch assembly. The drug delivery assembly comprises a guard which engages an inner surface of the housing and is movable between a first position, a second position, and a third position relative to the housing and is adapted to restrict external contact with a cannula. The switch assembly causes the power source to provide power to the at least one electronic component when the cap is removed from the housing, restrict the power source from providing power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the first position, and cause the power source to provide power when the cap is coupled to the housing and the guard is in the third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Huaying Yang, Desheng Yin, Ferry Tamtoro, Scott Robert Gibson, Keith P. Kogler, Michael Friedman, Neal Johnston, Adam B. McCullough
  • Patent number: 11344680
    Abstract: A multi-part cap assembly for a drug delivery device is provided, the cap assembly comprising: a first cap component, and a second cap component, wherein the first cap component is assembled to the second cap component, wherein one of the first cap component and the second cap component is provided with a guide track and the other one of the first cap component and the second cap component is provided with a guide feature, wherein the guide track and the guide feature are arranged to cooperate to form an axial guiding interface between the first cap component and the second cap component, and wherein the axial guiding interface is configured such that relative rotational movement between the first cap component and the second cap component is restricted or prevented. Furthermore, a kit for assembling a cap and a method for assembling a cap are provided as well as a drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: David Aubrey Plumptre
  • Patent number: 11331454
    Abstract: The present invention provides a needle tip protector of a novel structure for an indwelling needle, which enables improvements in safety, etc. as compared with conventional needle tip protectors. A needle tip protector 10 for an indwelling needle includes a tubular peripheral wall 58, and is externally attached over a needle hub 22 of an indwelling needle 16 and moved toward a needle tip 14 side so as to cover the needle tip 14. Detents 74, 74, which are to be detained with the needle hub 22 at a position in a movement of the protector toward the needle tip 14 side of the indwelling needle 16 so as to inhibit backward movement of the protector to the proximal end side of the indwelling needle 16 and to prevent the needle tip 14 from being reexposed, are formed within an inside enclosed by the peripheral wall 58, and are integrally molded with the peripheral wall 58.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NIPRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiei Ono, Kohzo Ishikura, Tatsuya Kudo, Takeshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11324928
    Abstract: A needle assembly for percutaneously infusing fluids to a body and/or withdrawing fluids from a body is provided. The needle assembly comprises a polymeric body having a passageway in a proximodistal direction. A wing assembly is secured to the body, and the wing assembly including first and second wings extending laterally in opposite directions from said body. A hollow needle is arranged in said passageway, such that it extends distally from said body, wherein said needle is press fitted or interference fitted in said passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Greiner Bio-One GmbH
    Inventor: Per Knutsson
  • Patent number: 11318254
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cover for an injector having a needle, a needle cap, and a needle cap remover, the cap remover being a coupler for a needle cap and a user handle, the user handle having a protruding element opposite the coupler, the protruding element having a short dimension and a long dimension, the cover comprising: at least one adhesive layer covering a surface of an outside of the injector; at least one liner layer, covering the adhesive layer, an extension extending beyond the surface; a first aperture through the adhesive layer and the liner layer aligned to an opening in the surface, the first aperture sized and shaped for passage of the coupler therethrough; and a second elongated aperture, through the extension, having a length being shorter than the short dimension and shorter than the long dimension of the protruding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu
  • Patent number: 11305069
    Abstract: A safety device for a medicament container includes a first sheath having a first ledge and a second ledge, a second sheath telescopically arranged with the first sheath and releasably coupled to the first ledge, and a finger flange having at least one resilient clip adapted to engage the second ledge first sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: David Darras, Fabien Canepa, Bruno Serre, Jacky Mazzolini
  • Patent number: 11273259
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is disclosed having a housing, an actuation mechanism capable of delivering doses of medicament from a medicament container and arranged with a delivery member, a shield, a guard movable within the housing, wherein the guard is operably connected to the actuation mechanism. A protective cap is releasably arranged on the housing and having a shield remover. A blocking element on the guard is movable between a blocking position and a release position and has an engagement surface to engage a proximal area of the housing. The blocking element engages with a surface of the shield remover to retain the blocking element in the blocking position. The engagement surface causes a blocking of the guard from movement and removal of the protective cap enables a movement of the blocking element to a release position when the engagement surface engages the proximal area allowing the member guard to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Oscar Alexandersson
  • Patent number: 11266570
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluids in a closed system transfer device using flash for last drop extraction and to reduce coring. The device including a piercing member having a distal end and a proximal end and defining a longitudinal fluid channel. A first opening positioned at the distal end of the piercing member wherein the first opening is in fluid communication with the longitudinal fluid channel. A cover or flash positioned over the first opening. The cover including a pre-cut pattern wherein the cover opens along the pre-cut pattern upon application of a distally directed force from the longitudinal fluid channel. The distal end including the first opening having a steep taper to facilitate last drop extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 11260178
    Abstract: Described is a syringe carrier comprising a body adapted to receive a barrel of a syringe. The body includes two sections having distal ends with shoulder sections. The shoulder sections are adapted to engage a circumferential gap between the barrel of the syringe and a needle shield covering a needle of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Yannick Hourmand, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 11253655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a safety mechanism (27) for a medicament delivery device for preventing activation thereof in the event of mechanical shock. The safety mechanism (27) comprises a medicament delivery member sleeve (7), a proximal flange (9) provided at the proximal end of the medicament delivery member sleeve (7), which proximal flange (9) has a first radially flexible arm (9a) extending longitudinally in the distal direction, a housing (3) having a central proximal opening (3a) arranged to receive a distal portion of the medicament delivery member sleeve (7), wherein the medicament delivery member sleeve (7) is axially displaceable inside the housing (3) from an extended position to a retracted position relative to the housing (3), and a cover (5) having a distal opening (5a) forming a channel arranged to receive the medicament delivery member sleeve (7) and the housing (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stephan Olson
  • Patent number: 11241527
    Abstract: A priming assembly for a drug delivery device includes a hub, a base connected to the hub and moveable relative to the hub between a first position and a second position, with the base defining a passageway, a cap defining an interior chamber and a passageway in fluid communication with the interior chamber, and a needle connected to the hub and positioned within the interior chamber of the cap, where the passageway of the base is in fluid communication with the passageway of the cap when the base is in the first position, and where the passageway of the base is isolated from the passageway of the cap when the base is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Christina Rabolli
  • Patent number: 11197958
    Abstract: An auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament includes an elongate housing arranged to contain a syringe with a hollow needle and a stopper for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament, the housing having a distal end and a proximal end with an orifice intended to be applied against an injection site. The syringe is slidably arranged with respect to the housing. A spring capable of, upon activation: pushing the needle from a covered position inside the housing into an advanced position through the orifice and past the proximal end (P), operating the syringe to supply the dose of medicament (M), and retracting the syringe with the needle into the covered position. After delivering the medicament, an activator arranged to lock the spring in a pressurized state prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring for injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew Ekman, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Yannick Hourmand
  • Patent number: 11191888
    Abstract: A device for generating microbubbles may include a syringe having a barrel, a plunger and a syringe tip; a converging nozzle; and an aerator. The converging nozzle may have a coupling end, a converging tip opposite the coupling end, an exterior mating surface adjacent the converging tip, and an interior channel that fluidly couples the syringe tip and converging tip. The interior channel may have a diameter that progressively decreases from the coupling end to the converging tip. The converging nozzle may be coupled to the syringe tip. The aerator may have a retention end, a discharge end, an interior air chamber, an interior circumferential lip, and a discharge channel at the discharge end. The retention end may be coupled to the converging nozzle. The interior circumferential lip may abut the exterior mating surface. One or more air channels may fluidly couple the discharge channel and the interior air chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Agitated Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Arcand, Carl Lance Boling
  • Patent number: 11191901
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is disclosed having a housing, an actuation mechanism capable of delivering doses of medicament from a medicament container and arranged with a delivery member, a shield, a guard movable within the housing, wherein the guard is operably connected to the actuation mechanism. A protective cap is releasably arranged on the housing and having a shield remover. A blocking element on the guard is movable between a blocking position and a release position and has an engagement surface to engage a proximal area of the housing. The blocking element engages with a surface of the shield remover to retain the blocking element in the blocking position. The engagement surface causes a blocking of the guard from movement and removal of the protective cap enables a movement of the blocking element to a release position when the engagement surface engages the proximal area allowing the member guard to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Oscar Alexandersson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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