Common Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit And Material Syringe Reservoir Patents (Class 604/197)
  • Patent number: 11116912
    Abstract: Needle shield mechanism for an auto-injector comprising, a tubular housing (10), a needle shield (12) movably arranged in the housing (10), between a retracted state and an extended position, a releasable spring-biased container carrier assembly movably arranged relative to the housing (10) from an initial position to a penetrating position, wherein the container carrier assembly prevents the needle shield (12) from moving to the extended position when the container carrier assembly is in the initial position, and wherein the container carrier assembly allows the needle shield (12) to move to the extended position when the container carrier assembly is in the penetrating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Slobodan Stefanov
  • Patent number: 10973989
    Abstract: An auto-injector comprising an elongate housing containing a syringe. The housing having an orifice intended to be applied against an injection site. The syringe is slidably arranged with respect to the housing. A spring pushing the needle from a covered position into an advanced position, operating the syringe and covering the needle. An activator arranged to lock the spring prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring means for injection. A first gear arrangement and a second gear arrangement arranged fro converting torque from a first end and a second end of the torsion spring into a translative force. The first end groundable in the housing while the second end acts on a plunger through the second gear arrangement for advancing the needle and supplying the dose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Kemp, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 10898649
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a syringe terminates the dispensing of a fluid based on a force applied to a plunger member of the syringe. In some aspects, a plunger member of a syringe includes a top portion, a bottom portion, and a contact portion. The top and bottom portions are in contact with the contact portion, and the bottom portion has a length greater than or equal to a length of the top portion. The contact portion permits the top portion to move independent of the bottom portion in response to a stress in the contact portion exceeding a critical stress. The stress in the contact portion is based on a first force applied to the top portion and a second force opposite the first force applied to the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Pooria Sharif Kashani, Omeed Paydar
  • Patent number: 10857300
    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, wherein the syringe comprises a medicament. The medicament delivery device further includes a removable cap and a plunger rod operatively arranged to eject the medicament through a delivery member i.e. an injection needle attached to the syringe. Still further, the medicament delivery device includes a tubular member coupled to the plunger rod. The tubular member is configured to rotate during removing of the removable cap, and the rotation releases the plunger rod thereby allowing the plunger rod to travel a predetermined distance so as to prime the medicament delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 10729851
    Abstract: With certain implementations, the configuration is such that a controller uses a first driver to move a pharmaceutical syringe attachment component closer to the distal end side than a needle removal position when a needle unit is attached to a pharmaceutical syringe unit or when the needle unit is removed from the pharmaceutical syringe unit, so when an injection needle is attached to the pharmaceutical syringe unit, or when the injection needle is removed from the pharmaceutical syringe unit, these operations can be executed without removing a distal end cap, which makes the device extremely convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kikuchi, Toshiaki Iio
  • Patent number: 10596329
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a torsion spring driven injection device for delivering set doses of a liquid drug. The injection device mechanism is encapsulated in a housing which also stores the cartridge containing the liquid drug. A needle cannula which is in liquid communication with the interior of the cartridge and which has a distal tip is shielded by a telescopically movable needle shield is used to inject the set dose. The needle cannula is preferably used for multiple injections and cleaned between subsequent injections. The drive mechanism further comprises a nut member engaging the piston rod and releasable coupled to the housing to operate as a pressure relief mechanism. The telescopically movable needle shield covering the distal tip of the needle cannula is formed to lock the nut member to the housing during injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventor: Christian Hoejris Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10583260
    Abstract: An autoinjector includes a case, a syringe carrier slidably disposed within the case and adapted to hold a syringe including a stopper, a plunger slidably disposed within the syringe carrier and adapted to apply a force on the stopper, and a drive spring disposed within the plunger and biasing the plunger relative to the syringe carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Kemp
  • Patent number: 10524957
    Abstract: Injection devices for delivering pharmaceutical compositions into the eye are described. Some devices include a resistance component for controllably deploying an injection needle through the eye wall. The resistance component may be disposed on a removable injector attachment or on a portion of the injection device housing. Other devices may include a filter for the removal of air, infectious agents, and/or other particulate matter from the composition before the composition is injected into the eye. Related methods and systems comprising the devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OcuJect, LLC
    Inventor: Leonid E. Lerner
  • Patent number: 10493212
    Abstract: An autoinjector comprises a housing, a product container, a displaceable needle protection sleeve, a plunger rod displaceable by a preloaded discharge spring, a dose setting element with at least two different rotational positions relative to the housing, and a dosing sleeve. The dosing sleeve or the plunger rod has a dose selection stop, and the other has at least one dosing stop. By rotating the dose setting element, the dosing sleeve or the plunger rod is rotated relative to the other. Upon displacement of the needle protection sleeve, the spring displaces the plunger rod, whereby, if the dose setting element is in the first rotational position, the dose selection stop and the first dosing stop strikes against each other, and, if the dose setting element is in the second rotational position, one of the dose selection stop and the first dosing stop is or can be moved past the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Markus Tschirren, Christian Schrul, Jürg Hirschel
  • Patent number: 10471219
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a drug delivery device, comprising a housing, a cartridge, the cartridge containing a drug in a quantity sufficient for a plurality of doses of the drug, a bung, the bung being movably retained within the cartridge to dispense a dose of the drug from the cartridge upon movement of the bung with respect to the cartridge, and a drive mechanism, the drive mechanism being operable to transfer a driving force to the bung to dispense the dose of the drug from the cartridge. The drug delivery device is configured such that the maximal driving force which is transferrable to the bung via the drive mechanism varies and is adjusted to the current position of the bung within the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Matthew Meredith Jones, William Geoffrey Arthur Marsh, Anthony Paul Morris, Samuel Keir Steel
  • Patent number: 10426897
    Abstract: Container holder assembly for a medicament delivery device comprising a housing part 22, a container holder 50, and a spring-biased needle guard 82, wherein the needle guard 82 is configured to disconnect from the container holder 50 upon movement from the extended position to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carebay Europe LTD
    Inventor: John Laiosa
  • Patent number: 10406291
    Abstract: An autoinjector (100) for expelling a single dose of drug from a drug cartridge (600) including a piston (630), the autoinjector including: a base (200, 220), a needle (500) that is fixedly mounted relative to the base (200, 220), a plunger (310, 320, 400) adapted for cooperation with the piston (630), an actuating spring (330) provided as a helical compression spring arranged to act on the plunger (310, 320, 400) by exerting an axial force on the plunger to drive the piston (630) distally, and a needle shield (350, 380) axially movable relative to the base (200, 220) between an extended position and a collapsed position. The autoinjector defines a lock (320, 328, 380, 388) that is released when the needle shield (350, 380) is moved from the extended position to the collapsed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Soeren Kjellerup Hansen, Mads Schenstroem Stefansen, Matias Melander, Bastian Gaardsvig Kjeldsen
  • Patent number: 10369279
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drive mechanism (9) for a needle insertion arrangement (1), the drive mechanism (9) including:—a cross beam (16) linearly movable in a distal direction (D) and a proximal direction (P) for moving an injection needle (2),—an actuator (5),—a slider (12) coupled to the actuator (5) and linearly movable in a transversal direction (T) at right angles relative the distal direction D and the proximal direction D,—a cam (14) on one of the cross beam (16) and the slider (12),—a guide track (13) in the other one of the cross beam (16) and the slider (12) adapted to engage the cam (14), the guide track including a sloped section (13.3) such that the cross beam (16) is moved on movement of the slider (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schabbach, Meinolf Werner, Olaf Zeckai, Philippe Nzike
  • Patent number: 10350363
    Abstract: An injection device having a delivery element with an inner thread may be driven by rotation and includes a cylindrical outer wall region, which is substantially smooth. Such features provide a delivery element configured such that it is less intimidating to patients than known threaded rods, and may facilitate easy cleaning. The delivery element may be non-rotatably guided and axially spring-loaded, and may be inserted axially into the housing when the reservoir is replaced. The driving thread element for the delivery element may be mounted in the vicinity of the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Philippe Kohlbrenner, Peter Stettler, Patrick Hostettler, Juergen Wittmann, Martin Wittwer
  • Patent number: 10307543
    Abstract: A power pack assembly for a medicament delivery device, the power pack comprising a plunger rod (64) extending along a longitudinal axis (L) and having a proximal and an opposite distal ends, an actuator (90) provided with a holding element (96) and configured to interact with a corresponding holding element on the plunger rod (64), a first force element (68) arranged to exert a force on the plunger rod; an actuator sleeve mechanism (119) arranged to releasably lock said holding element (96) in engagement with the corresponding holding element of said plunger rod (64) such as to hold said first force element (68) in a tensioned state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yi Chen, Jung-Chien Chou, Jyun-An Yao
  • Patent number: 10251995
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an infusion device comprising a housing (10, 12); a compartment inside said housing for positioning a medicament container (78), an infusion needle (124) arranged to said housing, being connectable to said medicament container for delivering a dose of medicament, a piston plunger (72) arranged in said housing capable of acting on said medicament container for delivering a dose of medicament, mechanical drive means capable of acting on said piston plunger for delivering a dose of medicament. The invention is characterized in that said piston plunger comprises a number of distinct segments (82) being inter-connectable to each other for forming an elongated piston plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 10149942
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a housing arranged to accommodate a medicament container, and a drive unit operably arranged to act on an accommodated medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament. The drive unit includes a plunger rod, a force element operably connected to the plunger rod, a connector arranged to releasably hold the plunger rod, an actuator element operably arranged to the connector, and a manually operable actuator arranged to act on the actuator element for releasing the connector when operated. A safety device is arranged to releasably hold the actuator element in a locking position with the connector, preventing unintended release of the plunger rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: CAREBAY EUROPE LTD
    Inventors: Stefan Lööf, Stefan Morén
  • Patent number: 10099014
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to an assembly for a drug delivery device having a housing part, a piston rod displaceable relative to the housing part, a first sleeve member and a second sleeve member. First and second sleeve members are coupled to the housing part. In an initial state of the assembly the first sleeve member is movable from an initial position to a second position relative to the second sleeve member which allows the piston rod to axially travel from an initial position to a predetermined second position such that the assembly is in a primed state. Moreover, in the primed state of the assembly, with the first sleeve member being in the second position relative to the second sleeve member, first and second sleeve members are permanently rotationally and axially locked to each other by a first engagement feature such that first and second sleeve members together form a sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: David Aubrey Plumptre, Paul Richard Draper, David Richard Mercer, Naceur Rekaya, Paul Griffin
  • Patent number: 9962496
    Abstract: An injection device having a distal end, and including a needle located inside the injection device in an initial position, wherein the needle is moveable to a puncturing position in which the needle projects from the distal end, an open region located distally relative to the needle in the initial position of the needle and having a dimension, a reduction piece moveable relative to the opening region whereby the dimension may be reduced and a holding member that latchingly connects to the reduction piece and a product container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Patrick Vogt, Ursina Streit
  • Patent number: 9895495
    Abstract: An automatic applicator for liquid pharmaceutical preparations, particularly for multiple injection application of set doses of a medicine from an exchangeable container is provided. The automatic applicator includes a body housing connected to a housing of an exchangeable container with a medicine having a plunger, the said plunger being displaced only linearly by an integrated driving unit, suitable for immobilizing, driving, leading linearly and blocking rotation of the plunger, driven via a double action clutch, by a tensioning spring situated in the body housing, the spring tensioned by a rotary hand-dose-setting ring via the double action clutch, wherein the driving unit is activated by a trigger unit and a dose is indicated by an indicating arrangement. The automatic applicator further includes at least one block key placed in an upper part of a ratchet barrel, collaborating with at least one key placed in an internal part of the body housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Copernicus Sp. z o.o
    Inventor: Adam Stefanski
  • Patent number: 9848934
    Abstract: Thermochemical ablation techniques may provide ablation of bodily tissue using chemical reaction energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventor: Erik N.K. Cressman
  • Patent number: 9814840
    Abstract: An injection device includes an elongate housing (10), a syringe (12) disposed in the housing, and an internal piston (20) to express a dose from a needle (16) at its front end. The injection device further includes a shroud element (24) movable forwardly relative to the syringe to shroud the needle after use and a latch (74) movable between a latched state in which it restricts rearward movement of the shroud element, and a release state. The latch is moved to its latch state by a magnetic force (56).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Jeremy Marshall
  • Patent number: 9669169
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a syringe, a locking element and a protective sleeve. The syringe includes a needle connected to a cylinder. The protective sleeve is located on and around the cylinder and movable from a first position into a second position. The protective sleeve only covers the cylinder in the first position. The protective sleeve covers the needle in the second position. The locking element is adapted to keep the protective sleeve in the first position in a resilient manner. The locking element is further adapted to keep the protective sleeve in the second position. That is, after the protective sleeve is moved to the second position, return of the protective sleeve to the first position is prevented by the locking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: JUN HE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ching Hsiang Wei, Chiang Ming Wang, Hsing Jung Wei
  • Patent number: 9649453
    Abstract: According to the invention, a safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises a hollow support body for retaining the pre-filled syringe therein, a hollow needle shield and a spring means made from a resilient plastics material. The needle shield is telescoped with the support body and the spring means biases the needle shield in a distal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9623195
    Abstract: A needle assembly for an injection pen (22) has a sleeve (21) supporting internally a double-ended needle having an injection end and a non-injection end (25). The end of the sleeve surrounding the non-injection end (25) of the needle is divided into deformable segments (28) and is internally threaded for interengagement with a threaded boss (23) of the injection pen (22). A collar (29) is mounted on the sleeve (21) for sliding movement between a first position where the collar (29) overlies the segmented end and maintains interengagement of the threads at that end with those of the injection pen boss (23) and a second position where the segments may expand radially to come free of the injection pen boss (23). The needle may be mounted on a carrier (68) slidable with respect to the sleeve (21), the carrier (68) being coupled to the sleeve (21) for movement thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Barry Peter Liversidge
  • Patent number: 9577913
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for the collection of performance metrics by establishing service operations administration and maintenance (OAM) sessions between an actuator and a plurality of reflectors in a communication network. Test packets from an actuator simultaneously reach a plurality of reflectors along a test path. Each single test packet results into a plurality of test results, one per reflector, with quasi-synchronous performance metrics to sectionalize a network and more efficiently isolate fault or performance problems without the need for additional test packets to isolate the issue. Another method is disclosed wherein an actuator generates and transmits a plurality of simultaneous test packets, one per NID device, resulting into a plurality of test results, one per reflector, with quasi-synchronous performance metrics to sectionalize a network and more efficiently isolate fault or performance problems without the need for additional test packets to isolate the issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Accedian Networks Inc.
    Inventor: Claude Robitaille
  • Patent number: 9555196
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safe support device for a syringe, said support comprising a support sheath for the body of a syringe, and safety means which comprise an inner sheath suitable for sliding relative to said support sheath between a waiting retracted position, in which said inner sheath is substantially retracted inside said support sheath, and an active protection position, in which said inner sheath projects from said support sheath. The inner sheath has a free end portion formed by a flexible end-piece. The invention also relates to an assembly comprising such a safe support device and a syringe having a body, a piston and a needle disposed at one end of said body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Stephane Chevalier
  • Patent number: 9522259
    Abstract: An instrument for inserting a suppository including a tube, having a first end adapted to receive the suppository and a second end, a plunger disposed in the tube and moveable therein to eject the suppository from the first end by causing an action of pushing the suppository from behind. Retaining tongues are splayed outwards for ejection of the suppository in response to movement of the plunger in the tube, via contacting cooperation between at least one part of the plunger and at least one part of the tube. Securement mechanism secure the plunger in the tube at first position in which the suppository is retained in the first end of the tube, while allowing a user to move the plunger to actuate the instrument, and to secure the plunger in the tube at a second position which is only achievable after the plunger has been moved to eject the suppository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: LABORATORIOS LEÓN Farma, S.A.
    Inventors: Gonzalo Hernández Herrero, Celestino Ronchi, Mauro Citterio, Lucas Sigman, Brett Mooney
  • Patent number: 9505000
    Abstract: The invention provides a description of a method and a device suitable for producing a cell suspension spray with living cells, and the produced cell preparation, suitable for grafting to a patient. In contrast to other methods, the spraying is performed through a disposable needle which is inserted into a disposable air tube; which provides a cell distribution avoiding spray nozzles. Small suspension droplets are provided instead of cell nebulization. By using medical grade sterile Luer-lock disposables from medical routine praxis, biocompatibility and easy application is addressed. In applying the method and/or in using the device, cells suitable for grafting to a patient are dispersed in a solution and sprayed with the device for distribution over the recipient graft site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: RenovaCare Sciences Corp.
    Inventor: Reinhard Bornemann
  • Patent number: 9358345
    Abstract: The invention refers to a shuttering mechanism for controlling translation of a longitudinally moveable component within a housing, the shuttering mechanism comprising at least one fixed shutter attached to or integrated with the housing and at least one moving shutter arm moveable between at least one locking position and at least one unlocking position, wherein at least one resilient arm is associated with the longitudinally moveable component, the resilient arm having a dog resiliently biased towards the fixed shutter, wherein the moving shutter arm is arranged alongside the fixed shutter, wherein at least one fixed protrusion is arranged on the fixed shutter at least one of them arranged for engaging the dog so as to prevent translation of the longitudinally moveable component in a proximal direction, wherein at least one moving protrusion is arranged on the moving shutter arm, at least one of them ramped in a manner to disengage the dog from the at least one of the fixed protrusions and/or to prevent eng
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Francis Brereton, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9352101
    Abstract: According to the invention, a safety device for a pre-filled syringe with an injection needle comprises of a support body adapted to mount the pre-filled syringe, a needle shield slidably arranged with respect to the support body, a retention and locking means (M) for retaining and locking the needle shield with respect to the support body in a first and a second advanced position (PA1, PA2) and in a retracted position (PR). The needle shield comprises an annular flange adapted to rest on the skin of the patient receiving an injection. The retention and locking means (M) are arranged at a distal end of the safety device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, John Slemmen, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9242047
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detent mechanism for controlling translation between two components in a longitudinal direction, the detent mechanism comprising a resilient beam on one of the components and a rhomboid ramp member on the other component, the resilient beam being essentially straight when relaxed and having a first beam head and arranged to interact in a ramped engagement with respectively one of two ramps, each ramp on one longitudinal side of the rhomboid ramp member in such a manner that application of a translative force between the components in one longitudinal direction with the first beam head engaged to one of the ramps in a first state deflects the resilient beam in one transversal direction when a predetermined value of the translative force, at least depending on the resilience of the resilient beam, is overcome so as to allow the first beam head to travel along one transversal side of the rhomboid ramp member on continued relative translation of the components, wherein the resilient bea
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Simon Francis Brereton, Thomas Kemp, Rosie Burnell, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9199041
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a sheath from a syringe. The sheath provides a sterile cover for a needle of the syringe. The apparatus includes a substantially cylindrical housing defining an opening for receiving a sheath attached to a syringe, and a driver mounted on the housing and being slideable along the housing between first and second axially displaced positions. The apparatus further includes a plurality of radially deflectable fingers mounted within the housing and being coupled to the driver for movement therewith. The fingers are configured such that movement of the driver from the first to the second position causes the fingers to slide over the sheath and engage with a formation on the sheath. Movement of the driver from the second position towards the first position causes the fingers to push the sheath off the syringe. Also provided is an injection device including the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: OWEN MUMFORD LIMITED
    Inventor: Alex Edginton
  • Patent number: 9084849
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing, a medicament container and a movable member. The medicament container is configured to move within the housing between a first position and a second position in response to a force produced by an energy storage member. A proximal end portion of the medicament container includes a flange and has a plunger disposed therein. A first shoulder of the movable member is configured to exert the force on the flange to move the medicament container from the first position to the second position. A portion of the first shoulder deforms when the medicament container is in the second position such that at least a portion of the force is exerted upon the plunger. A second shoulder of the movable member is configured to exert a retraction force on the flange to move the medicament container from the second position towards the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9067024
    Abstract: A safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises a hollow support body to retain the pre-filled syringe, a retaining collar and a rotating collar arranged within the support body. The retaining collar is releasably mounted to the support body. The rotating collar is slidable along an axial length of the support body and rotatable around a central axis of the safety device. The retaining collar is movable with respect to the support body in a proximal direction when the retaining collar is released from being mounted to the support body by the rotating collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, Sioned Owen, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9063108
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling system that can particularly be applied for interfacing a consumable component with a sample chamber to a laboratory instrument for processing a sample fluid. The coupling system comprises a female interface module (10) integrated into the consumable component that has an elastic sealing component (12) with a preformed channel (12a). Moreover, it comprises a male interface module (20) integrated into the instrument and comprising a hollow needle (23) fixed in a first section (22a) of a bush (22), wherein the flexible free end of said needle (23) is partially surrounded by a second section (22b) of the bush that limits the lateral movement of the needle. The diameter of the channel in the sealing component (12) is preferably smaller than the diameter (d) of the needle (23), thus providing an airtight connection and a self-cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Aalders, Adrianus Wilhelmus Dionisius Maria Van Den Bijgaart, Jozef Christiaan Mathieu Versleegers, Ronald Cornelis De Gier, Petrus Henricus Maria Timmermans
  • Patent number: 9061104
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising a housing, a tubular activation member, a first resilient member, a container holder, a medicament container (80), a tubular operation member (100), a plunger rod (90), a delivery member; wherein the container is a cartridge, having a membrane (82) and in that the delivery member comprises a retainer member (70) fixedly connected to the container holder, a hub (60) coaxially movable within the retainer member, a needle having opposite proximal and distal ends, and a cap (10) interactively connected to the hub and to the retainer member, wherein the cap comprises a distal end surface abutting with the proximal end surface of the annular contact member such that said hub may be distally moved whereby the needle penetrates the membrane and the cap is detached from the retainer member, allowing the tubular activation member to be moved its activated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Mattias Daniel
  • Patent number: 9033934
    Abstract: Provided is a medicament delivery device having an initial locked state, an intermediate priming state, and a medicament delivery state. The medicament delivery device is configured such that individual dose setting and activation of medicament delivery is prevented until the cap at the proximate end of the medicament delivery device is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventors: Sebastian Karlsson, Mattias Daniel
  • Publication number: 20150133870
    Abstract: Safety syringes are disclosed, wherein a needle, at least one locking track and at least one tab disposed on an exterior surface of the barrel, wherein the barrel is in fluid communication with the needle, a plunger capable of fitting into the barrel, and a hollow sleeve having a first opening on a first end and a second opening on an opposite end, and having at least one protrusion on an interior surface of the hollow sleeve, wherein the tab on the at least one locking track on the barrel is adapted to engage the at least one protrusion of the hollow sleeve, thereby locking a position of the barrel with respect to a position of the hollow sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jamie Ashworth, Joel Melvyn Goldenberg, David Meck, Rahul Eapen, Wendell Franke
  • Publication number: 20150126905
    Abstract: A safety sleeve system for syringes and other needle-based devices prevents accidental needle sticks after use of the syringe. The safety sleeve system allows an easy mechanical cover that, once actuated, locks over the exposed needle for safe coverage and disposal, or, in a sterile situation, allows for exposure of a clean needle. The safety sleeve system minimally alters an existing syringe and allows for identical use and function, with only an outer sleeve cover that follows tracks embossed on the exterior of the existing syringe. This sleeve cover can be twisted and locked in an operation position, where the needle extends from the sleeve cover, or in a safety position, where the needle is encased by the sleeve cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Suzanne Lee Lowry
  • Patent number: 9022989
    Abstract: An injection device has a main drive module which can be screwed into the back of a syringe housing to prepare the injector ready for use. The drive module has a firing button and a drive plunger released for forward movement by pressing the firing button. The syringe housing slideably receives a syringe holder whose forward movement is initially prevented by internally directed barbs on a cylindrical latching sleeve. The latching sleeve is acted upon by a release ring on the drive module such that as the drive module is screwed onto the syringe housing, the release ring splays the cylindrical shell to release the syringe carrier for forward movement. The barbs also act as a latch to capture the syringe carrier in its rearward position when the drive module is unscrewed from the syringe housing, which returns the barbs to their initial position before the syringe holder returns to its initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Stephen Bicknell, Mark Eaton
  • Patent number: 9017292
    Abstract: The present invention relates to injection devices for injecting a dose of a medicament. The injection device (100) incorporates a housing (101), a needle assembly (150) and a cover (200). The needle assembly (150) comprises an injection needle (152, 153) accommodated in a needle container (151) having an opening which in a storage state of the injection device (100) is sealed by a film seal (155). The cover may include sections (201, 202) arranged movable relative to the housing (101). The injection device (100) is so configured that upon movement of the cover sections (201, 202) relative to the housing (101) the film seal (155) is changed from a sealing state to an unsealing state for shifting the injection device (100) into a ready-to-administer state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Bo Radmer, Christian Plambech, Christian Hoejris Nielsen, Jesper Peter Windum, Tom Hede Markussen
  • Patent number: 9011389
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sleeve for an injection device comprising a container having an outer flange, said sleeve being provided with one inner radial projection intended to prevent the proximal movement of said outer flange with respect to said sleeve once said container is received within said sleeve, said sleeve being further provided with one inner longitudinal projection extending distally from said inner radial projection and intended to limit the radial movement of said outer flange, said inner radial projection and inner longitudinal projection being provided on a longitudinal leg connected to said sleeve by a deformable bridge allowing radial deflection of said longitudinal leg outwardly when a distal pressure is exerted on said inner radial projection, and inwardly when a proximal pressure is exerted on said inner radial projection. The invention also pertains to an injection device comprising such a sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Grégory Peruzzo, Romain Lanier, Adrien Plouvier
  • Patent number: 9011387
    Abstract: The invention relates to a transmission arrangement for controlling a force of a translation, the transmission arrangement comprising a drive collar (13) connectable to a translative drive means (11) and prevented from rotating with respect to a ground (12) of the drive means (11), a flange face of the drive collar (13) bearing against a mating flange face of a friction collar (20), the friction collar (20) slidable in longitudinal direction and rotationally constrained by engagement in a cam track (12.3), another flange face of the friction collar (20) bearing against a mating flange face of a plunger (8), the plunger (8) slidable in longitudinal direction and prevented from rotating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Matthew Ekman, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams, Thomas Mark Kemp
  • Publication number: 20150094666
    Abstract: A dual shield mechanism is provided for passive protection of a syringe cannula. The automatic shield system may be used with a re-fillable syringe, and may be adapted for filling the syringe from a vial using a novel vial adapter without triggering the passive shielding mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: James Bates, Peter Skutnik, Amit Limaye
  • Patent number: 8992477
    Abstract: An injector including a syringe arranged along a longitudinal axis, a removable cover for removable engagement with the syringe and a cover removal assembly including an outer portion which is engagable by a user and is movable axially in a cover disengagement direction along an axial travel path with respect to the longitudinal axis and an inner portion which includes at least one engagement portion which is engagable with the removable cover, whereby axial movement of the inner portion in the cover disengagement direction removes the removable cover from the syringe, at least one of the outer portion and the inner portion being configured such as to provide an axially floating lost motion engagement between the outer portion and the inner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Elcam Agricultural Cooperative Association Ltd.
    Inventors: Lior Raday, Ehud Carmel, Lior Mareli, David Daily, Guy Keenan
  • Patent number: 8992483
    Abstract: An indwelling needle assembly and protector. The indwelling needle assembly has an inner needle, an inner needle hub, an outer needle, an outer needle hub, and a protector for protecting the needle point of the inner needle arranged on the outer periphery of the inner needle so as to be slidable in the axial direction. The protector includes a protecting member in which the needle point of the inner needle is stored and a closing member arranged on the outer periphery of the protecting member so as to be capable of sliding, a displaceable side wall which is capable of being displaced inward so as to close a distal opening of the protecting member, the displaceable side wall being displaced inwardly by the closing member arranged on the outer periphery of the distal end portion of the protecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventors: Kohzo Ishikura, Katsuhiro Hiejima, Katsunori Kawai
  • Publication number: 20150088077
    Abstract: Described is an auto-injector comprising a syringe carrier adapted to contain a syringe. The syringe carrier has a ramp member with a first ramp and a second ramp. The auto-injector comprises a chassis including a resilient beam having a beam head adapted to engage the ramp member. The first ramp is adapted to deflect the beam head in a radial direction relative to the chassis and the second ramp is adapted to deflect the beam head in a tangential direction relative to the chassis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Kemp, Simon Brereton
  • Publication number: 20150025502
    Abstract: A syringe cradle for holding a syringe, the syringe cradle comprising a syringe holder at a proximal end for engaging a barrel of a syringe and a rider for pressing on a plunger of the syringe, a cylindrical body for surrounding the syringe, a distal cap for closing a distal end of the cylindrical body, a stepwise advancing mechanism for advancing the rider along the cylindrical body towards the proximal end, and a stopping mechanism to prevent the rider from moving backwards towards the distal end of the cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: INJECTEC LTD
    Inventors: Benjamin Spenser, Gonen Somekh, Gershon Goldenberg, Tsahi Vider
  • Patent number: 8932265
    Abstract: A holder with a safety shield for a drug delivery device; the shield obstructing access to a needle of the drug delivery device following use thereof. The safety shield may be actively deployed, in which case the health care worker must perform an action beyond complete depression of the pusher into the body of the drug delivery device to deploy the shield. Alternatively, the safety shield may be deployed passively or automatically, in which case deployment of the shield occurs upon complete depression of the pusher into the body, with no additional action required of the health care worker. The safety shield is spring-loaded and released to its extended position by a mechanical coupling of a series of position members, including levers, formed on the holder and the drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Frank Francavilla