Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Movable Axially Relative To One Another Patents (Class 604/198)
  • Patent number: 11065395
    Abstract: A needle guard device mountable to a pre-filled syringe in its ready-to-fill state. The device includes a device shield interconnected to a lock collar with flexible member and biased to move relative to the lock collar. The lock collar interfaces with the syringe neck to attach the device to the syringe. As the device shield moves proximally, rotation arms of the lock collar interact with angled cutouts in the device shield, causing the device shield to rotate relative to the lock collar and disengaging one or more keys on the device shield from one or more keyways in the lock collar triggering the device shield to move from a first configuration in which the device shield is retractable to expose a syringe sharp to a second configuration in which the device shield is fixedly positioned to cover the syringe sharp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Safety Syringes, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Schoonmaker
  • Patent number: 11065388
    Abstract: A cartridge (100) for packaging a medicament and being suitable for use with multiple different types of dosing device is described, together with dosing devices and adaptors for dosing devices. The cartridge includes a generally tubular body (102) having an interior cavity (104), a closure member (106) disposed at a distal end of the body and comprising a sealing element (128), a piston member (108) disposed in the cavity to contain the medicament between the piston member and the sealing element (128), a coupling element (114) disposed at the distal end of the body for coupling the cartridge to a dosing device (200) or to an adaptor for a dosing device, and a seal arrangement (126, 129) for receiving a sealing element release member (214) of the dosing device or adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Timothy Evans, Colin Webb, Jake Mallon
  • Patent number: 11052201
    Abstract: A protective dental needle includes a sheath having a cylindrical body with a channel along the cylindrical body. A needle assembly includes a hypodermic needle extending through a hub. The needle assembly is retained within the sheath and movable within the sheath between a retracted position and an extended position. A needle cap is positioned external to the sheath. The needle cap includes a plurality of longitudinal ribs that extend from an interior surface of the needle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Verena Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Michael Infanger, Michael A. Carvajal
  • Patent number: 11045609
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a needle shield assembly for a syringe (10), comprising an inner needle shield (16) which is flexible and designed to enclose a major part of a hollow injection needle (18) of said syringe; an outer needle shield (20) which is rigid and designed to enclose a major part of said inner needle shield (16), which outer needle shield (20) is arranged with a number of passages (22) for allowing sterilizing agents to reach said injection needle (18) during a sterilization process. The invention is characterised in that said needle shield assembly further comprises a cover element (24; 36; 46) arranged adjacent said passages (22) such as to prevent the interior of said injection needle (18) from being exposed to oxygen via said passages (22) of said outer needle shield (20) after said sterilization process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Oscar Alexandersson, Thomas Dietl
  • Patent number: 11040148
    Abstract: A distribution assembly having a syringe having a body with a tip supporting a needle having a bevel, and a removable syringe needle protection device. The protection device has a flexible cap defining an inside cavity defined by a side wall and by a distal solid end wall, and when in the protection position, receiving the bevel of the needle in airtight manner. The side wall includes an annular bead provided with at least one slot extending across the bead in a longitudinal direction, the bead, when in the protection position, co-operating in airtight manner with the tip of the syringe. The cavity of the cap is dimensioned so that when the protection device is removed from the syringe, the cavity is connected to the atmosphere via the slot before the bevel of the needle becomes connected to the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR STELMI SAS
    Inventors: Mickaƫl Swal, Ghislain Fournier
  • Patent number: 11027056
    Abstract: An example system for administrating a liquid medication includes a syringe assembly including a barrel portion containing liquid medication, a plunger portion sealingly engaged with the barrel portion to form a chamber for expelling the liquid medication from the barrel portion, and a needle. A ring is positioned about the plunger portion of the syringe assembly, wherein the ring limits movement of the plunger portion in an axial direction as the plunger portion is moved in the axial direction to administer a first dose of the liquid medication. The ring is configured to be modified to allow the plunger to move further in the axial direction to administer a second dose of the liquid medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Allergy Medical, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas F. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11027067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an autoinjector device (10) for use in combination with a syringe (30), said syringe comprising a movable plunger; a needle; and a tubular needle shield (34). The claimed autoinjector device (10) comprises: an elongated housing having a proximal (11) and a distal end (12); a drive mechanism; a syringe holder (40) in order to support the fragile syringe and to prevent damage to the syringe. The invention furthermore relates to a method for assembly of the autoinjector device according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Anders Holmqvist, Hsueh-Yi Chen
  • Patent number: 11020535
    Abstract: An insulin injection needle with needle tip protection has a needle body, needle base, main cover and outer sheath. The main cover is provided with the trigger tube, front casing and spring. The trigger tube is used to protect the injection section of needle body before use and the front casing is used to protect the injection section of needle body after use. Before use, the trigger tube extends out of the main cover and is in the state of protecting the needle, and the front casing is in the main cover; after, the trigger tube is in the main cover and the front casing extends out of the main cover and protects the needle. The unlocking of trigger tube and front casing correlate with injection readiness and the tail cover and needle base trigger the unlocking of trigger tube and front casing during the installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: STERILANCE MEDICAL (SUZHOU) INC.
    Inventors: Guoping Shi, Anthony Scott Horstman
  • Patent number: 11007327
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pre-filled disposable injection device and a needle cannula in combination. The prefilled disposable injection device (1) is made from a housing (2) containing a non-exchangeable cartridge (10) for storing a liquid drug sufficient for a number of injections. The proximal end of the pre-filled injection device (1) carries the dose setting button (3) and the distal end carries the needle cannula (20) having a lumen (21) through which the settable dose is expelled. The distal end (23) of the needle cannula (20) is covered by a telescopic needle covering shield (30) which shield (30) can operate between a first position covering the tip (24) of the needle cannula (20) and a second retracted position allowing an injection to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Mads Schenstroem Stefansen, Lars Eilertsen, Henning Graaskov, Claus Moser, Thomas Bjarnsholt
  • Patent number: 10987466
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device comprises a housing having a base including a bottom surface; a locking assembly including a cartridge receiver configured to receive a cartridge, the cartridge having a fluid reservoir and a septum configured to be generally perpendicular to the bottom surface when the cartridge is engaged with the cartridge receiver; and a needle assembly having a needle, the needle having a delivery end, a fluid coupling end, and a central portion located between the delivery end and the fluid coupling end, the needle assembly configured to move in laterally relative to the base to a first position and vertically relative to the base to a second position. The locking assembly prevents the needle assembly from moving to one or both of the first and second positions unless the cartridge is engaged with the cartridge receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ZEALAND PHARMA A/S
    Inventors: Matthew P. Johnson, Christopher C. Gregory
  • Patent number: 10967136
    Abstract: An injection apparatus includes a base, an anesthetic holder, one or more vibration motors, and a hollow cylinder. The base includes a bottom surface for placement against a patient's skin, wherein the base includes one or more apertures. The anesthetic holder extends from the base and retains an anesthetic, wherein the holder is in fluid communication with the one or more apertures located on the base. The one or more vibration motors are affixed to the holder. The hollow cylinder includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is configured to receive an injecting pen and the second end is located adjacent to the base and is configured to allow the injecting pen to contact the patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Felisha Fox
  • Patent number: 10960146
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes an inner body adapted to receive a pre-filled syringe with an injection needle, one or more flexible arms on the inner body extending in a distal direction, and one or more support members slidably arranged to operatively outwardly support the flexible arms. The flexible arms have respective inwardly directed protrusions adapted to engage a neck of the syringe. When the support member is in a distal position, it does not support the flexible arms. When the support member is in a proximal position, the support member supports the flexible arms and prevents them from being outwardly deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 10960139
    Abstract: A syringe assembly for use as a pre-filled syringe is disclosed. The syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel defining a chamber and having a stopper disposed therein. A plunger rod includes an inner member engaged with a portion of the stopper and an outer member adapted for rotational advancement with respect to the inner member to axially displace the outer member with respect to the inner member. The plunger rod is transitionable from a collapsed position in which a portion of the inner member is nested within the outer member, to an extended position in which the same portion of the inner member extends outside the outer member. The inner member includes a radial extension and the outer member defines a helical track adapted to receive the radial extension therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: David Robert Schiff, Mathieu Dominic Turpault, Antonio Gatta, John Depler Coleman
  • Patent number: 10933201
    Abstract: A drug delivery device comprises a housing and a mechanical assembly, which is at least partially accommodated in the housing. The mechanical assembly comprises a predetermined breaking member, which is configured to be damaged when forcefully separated from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Ngoc-Jane Lam
  • Patent number: 10905587
    Abstract: Devices for delivering pharmaceutical formulations into the eye are described. The devices may be integrated to include features that allow safe and atraumatic manipulation of the devices with one hand. For example, accurate placement, including proper angulation, of the device on the eye and injection of a pharmaceutical formulation into the eye can be performed using one hand. The devices may also include improved safety features. For example, the devices may include an actuation mechanism that controls the rate and depth of injection into the eye. Some devices include a dynamic resistance component capable of adjusting the amount of pressure applied to the eye surface. Related methods and systems comprising the devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: OcuJect, LLC
    Inventor: Leonid E. Lerner
  • Patent number: 10905832
    Abstract: A protective device, for covering a needle tip of a needle of a medical instrument after puncturing of a puncture object by the needle, includes an inner cylinder, an outer cylinder, and a spring. The outer cylinder receives a cam structure of the inner cylinder and has a guide passage structure that includes one or more guide passages. The outer cylinder is provided with a lateral top part and a distal-end inclined edge part as resistance force generating parts for causing the inner cylinder to generate a resistance force at a puncture position or in the vicinity of the puncture position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masafumi Takemoto
  • Patent number: 10874800
    Abstract: A medicament injection device is provided. The device includes a main body configured to receive a medicament cartridge sealed with a penetrable holder. The device can further include a needle holder holding a needle, a needle sleeve arranged to be axially movable with respect to the main body, and a retainer coupled to the needle holder and to the needle sleeve. The retainer can be axially movable with respect to the main body along the main axis of the device. Upon displacement of the needle sleeve and the retainer by a predefined distance towards a proximal end of the main body, the needle holder and the needle can be displaced axially towards the proximal end of the main body and decouple from the retainer. The needle sleeve can be configured to disengage from the needle holder upon displacement of the needle sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Schader, Michael Helmer, Sebastian Braun, Michael Varga
  • Patent number: 10864325
    Abstract: An automatic injection device for delivering a dose from a medicine containing syringe includes a housing for containing the syringe, a force applicator for applying a force to eject medicine from the syringe, a trigger coupled to the force applicator for releasing the force applicator to cause an injection, a boot covering a needle attached to the syringe to protect and maintain sterility of the needle, and a mechanical interlock. The mechanical interlock prevents actuation of the trigger prior to removal of the boot. When the boot is removed, the mechanical interlock allows for actuation of the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Colin Marc Webb, Timothy Simon Evans, Oliver Anderson
  • Patent number: 10864139
    Abstract: A cartridge for use with a beneficial agent delivery device having a fillable reservoir. The cartridge includes a reconstitution, unit dose package having first and second compartments, and a fitment. The first compartment contains at least a first constintuent of the beneficial agent. The second compartment contains at least a second constituent of the beneficial agent. The fitment is disposed on the package for interfacing the package to the fillable reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: AKTIVAX, INC.
    Inventor: Amir Genosar
  • Patent number: 10856855
    Abstract: A medical device comprises an elongate sheath defining a first lumen and comprising a distal portion and a flexible proximal portion. The medical device further comprises an elongate instrument slidably disposed at least partially within the first lumen. The elongate instrument comprises a flexible tubular proximal section and a rigid distal section defining a second lumen. The medical device further comprises an instrument handle coupled to a proximal end of the elongate instrument. The medical device further comprises a sheath handle coupled to a proximal end of the elongate sheath. The sheath handle is configured to at least partially receive the instrument handle. The medical device further comprises a holding mechanism coupled to the sheath handle. The holding mechanism is rotatable to engage the elongate instrument to maintain the rigid distal section of the elongate instrument in an extended position from the distal portion of the elongate sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Lucas S. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10814073
    Abstract: Drug delivery safety devices having trigger activation systems activated by pressure against the skin of a patient and which automatically shield the needle after withdrawing the needle from the skin of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Edward P. Browka, Laurie Sanders, Eli B. Nichols, Phil C. McNeill, Robert Henson
  • Patent number: 10814071
    Abstract: A drug delivery device includes an outer body receiving a cartridge with a needle, a needle cap adapted to be coupled to the outer body and to cover the needle and a control mechanism for activating the drug delivery device. The control mechanism includes a control element received within the outer body and axially and/or rotationally movable relative to the outer body between an initial position, a first activating position, and a second activating position. The control element is coupled to the needle cap and to the cartridge, the needle cap is retained on the outer body when the control element is in the initial position, the needle cap is released from the outer body and the needle is covered by the outer body when the control element is in the first activating position, and the needle is exposed when the control element is in the second activating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wendland, Michael Harms
  • Patent number: 10792439
    Abstract: A safety needle device is disclosed having a hub, needle cannula, housing, tether, retractable sleeve, locking member and spring element. The tether is movably disposed in the housing, the tether having a slot with an enlarged first guide path and a narrowed second guide path extending distally from the enlarged first guide path. The retractable sleeve is configured to move from an initial position to partially expose a distal tip of the needle cannula, a retracted position to fully exposes the needle cannula, and an extended position to fully cover the distal tip of the needle cannula. The proximal movement of one or more protrusions on the retractable sleeve, rotates the tether to move the at least one or more protrusions from the enlarged first guide path of the tether to the narrowed second guide path of the tether, this rotation activating the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Peter Smith, Edward P. Browka, Eli B. Nichols
  • Patent number: 10773029
    Abstract: The invention relates to a prefilled injection pen for apportioning multiple set doses of a liquid drug. The injection pen comprises a housing assembly with a removable cap rotatable coupled to the housing assembly such that the user has to rotate the removable cap upon mounting and dismounting the removable cap. Rotation of the removable cap initiates a process in which the proximal end of a needle cannula is first inserted into a cartridge permanently embedded in the housing assembly and thereafter moves the cartridge proximally to thereby pump a predetermined amount of the preservative containing liquid drug from the cartridge and into a cleaning chamber carried by an axially movable shield. The needle cannula is mounted in a needle hub which is arranged to follow rotation of the removable cap and guided helically in relation to the housing assembly such that the needle hub is moved proximally upon rotation of the removable cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Simon Munch Pedersen, Lars Eilertsen, Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Ruben Archilla, Mattias Ingerslev, Bo Radmer, Rasmus Kann Jensen, Kurt Solgaard
  • Patent number: 10773030
    Abstract: Disclosed is a safety syringe capable of preventing needle-stick injuries, filtering foreign matters in a fluid, and preventing reuse thereof. The safety syringe includes: a safety needle part provided with a safety cap, the safety cap being configured to pop out by an elastic force of an elastic body connected thereto when the safety cap is unlatched and to be fixed while surrounding a needle tip; a filter part being configured such that a first end thereof is coupled with the safety needle part, and filtering fluid introduced or discharged through the needle; and a main body part being configured such that a first end thereof is coupled with the filter part, and having a barrel with a piston mounted therein, the piston being provided at a fore end thereof with an insertion part pushing out the fluid by being inserted into a luer of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: C&M Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dae Ryung Park
  • Patent number: 10765816
    Abstract: A syringe safety device is disclosed herein that comprises a shaft configured to support a barrel of a syringe, a guard configured to be disposed inside the shaft before the syringe is used and to extend outwardly from the shaft after the syringe is used, and a lock disposed between the guard and the shaft having a lock head disposed at a first end thereof, the lock head being disposed in a first aperture in the shaft before the syringe is used and in a second aperture in the shaft after the syringe has been used. A method of using the device also is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Gina DiGiacomo
  • Patent number: 10765599
    Abstract: A decorative medication holder may reduce or eliminate medication non-adherence and work with standard and/or non-standard medication containers. The medication holder may include a body portion having an opening to a medication retaining cavity adapted for receiving a medication, such as a bottle of pills. The body portion also may be decorated with a kid-friendly aesthetic design, such as a character, animal, or the like to engage a child's interest. In some embodiments, the body portion may include a substantially flat outer surface. Alternatively, the body portion also may include three-dimensional limbs or the like which may be rigid or posable. In some embodiments, a cover may be provided to close the opening and/or secure the medication in the cavity. Alternatively, or additionally, the cavity may include textured lining or the like to grip the medication in the cavity. Other embodiments also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Sherif Badawy
  • Patent number: 10758682
    Abstract: An autoinjector includes a case having a rib, a needle shroud telescopically coupled to the case, a carrier slidably arranged in the case and adapted to hold a medicament container, and a collar rotatably and slidably disposed in the case and coupled to the needle shroud and the carrier. The needle shroud is movable between a first extended position, a retracted position and a locked second extended position. The carrier is movable from a first axial position to a second axial position relative to the case. The collar abuts the rib when the needle shroud is in the first extended position and the carrier is in the first axial position, and the collar disengages the rib when the needle shroud is in the retracted position and the carrier is in the second axial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Kemp
  • Patent number: 10737030
    Abstract: A fluid delivery injector comprises a syringe defining a barrel; a plunger and a hollow needle provided within the barrel adapted for linear movement parallel to a longitudinal axis with a distal tip of the needle contained within the syringe. A fluid retention reservoir is defined at least in the barrel and is in fluid communication with the needle when pressure is applied to the fluid in the reservoir and to the plunger for moving the needle out of the barrel. A spring may be provided for retracting the needle when pressure is released from the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IINJEC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Catherine Reisenburg Molson, Alexandra Molson, Jake Ganem
  • Patent number: 10729821
    Abstract: A method for preparing a chitosan/heparinized graphene oxide composite multilayer film on the surface of a medical magnesium alloy comprises the following steps: firstly preparing negatively charged heparinized graphene oxide; then performing surface chemical treatment and self-assembly of 16-phosphonohexadecanoic acid molecules on the medical magnesium alloy; further covalently immobilizing chitosan on the surface of the magnesium alloy, thereby constructing a positively charged material surface; finally, alternately immersing the surface-modified magnesium alloy material in heparinized graphene oxide and a chitosan solution, and then fully adsorbing, and obtaining the chitosan/heparinized graphene oxide composite multilayer film after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAIYIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Changjiang Pan, Tao Liu, Tao Gong, Lincai Zhang, Wei Ye
  • Patent number: 10729889
    Abstract: A needle device includes a catheter tube attached to a catheter hub, a needle attached to a needle hub, and a needle guard. The catheter hub has an interior cavity and a projection extending from an interior surface in the interior cavity. The needle projects through the catheter tube and has a needle tip extending out a distal end of the catheter tube in a ready position, a proximal end attached to a needle hub, and a shaft having a shaft diameter region, a reduced diameter region, and at least one transition region between the shaft diameter region and the reduced diameter region. The needle guard has a proximal wall and two arms extending distal the proximal wall. The two arms press against the shaft in the ready position and secure the needle tip in the protective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Hermann Riesenberger, Mohamad Yasin bin Abdulla
  • Patent number: 10709849
    Abstract: There is provided a guide 200 for contacting an injection device 110 with a user; the guide 200 having a first end 210 adapted to engage a housing 112 of the injection device 110 and a second end 220 adapted to engage the surface of a user's skin, wherein the guide 200 permits movement of the housing 112 towards the user's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Ahmad Bitar, Douglas Ivan Jennings
  • Patent number: 10709444
    Abstract: Devices and methods for inserting an implant into skin or other tissue of a patient can include a hyaluronic thread coupled with an insertion device that can provide a supportive enclosure for the thread as it is injected into a patient's skin or other tissue. The device can include a cover member, a base, and a thread. The cover member can have a proximal portion, a closed distal portion, and an inner cavity extending from the proximal portion toward the closed distal portion. The thread can be positioned within the inner cavity and extend from the base toward the closed distal portion. The base can be removably coupled to the proximal portion of the cover member. In use, the cover member is insertable into a patient and separable from the base to expose the thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Allergan Industrie SAS
    Inventors: Antoine Duc, Bastien Mandaroux
  • Patent number: 10668216
    Abstract: An autoinjector having a body (1) and an actuator sleeve (10) having a first projecting position before actuation and a second projecting position after actuation. The actuator sleeve or the body has a flexible tab (110) that deforms laterally when the actuator sleeve moves from its first projecting position to its actuated position, then from its actuated position to return to its second projecting position. The other of the actuator sleeve and the body has an initial zone (102), an intermediate zone (105), and a final reception zone (106) co-operating with the flexible tab in the first projecting position, actuated position, and second projecting position, respectively. The final reception zone is offset laterally from the initial zone. A deformable axial wall (1020) deforms allowing the flexible tab to pass from the initial zone to the intermediate zone and guides it from the intermediate zone to the final reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: David Fabien
  • Patent number: 10670620
    Abstract: A pipetting device comprising a head and a nozzle with a longitudinal axis mounted to the head is disclosed. An actuator member is arranged around and partially covering the nozzle and coupled to the head or to the nozzle. The actuator member and the nozzle move with respect to each other along the longitudinal axis. A contact member is coupled to and arranged around and partially covering the actuator member. The contact member and the actuator member move with respect to each other. The contact member comprises a rim for contacting a container. The actuator member comprises a rim for opening a cap of the container when the contact member is in contact with the container. The actuator member and the contact member move with respect to each other creating a passage through the cap when the nozzle and the actuator member move with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Renato Belz, Armin Bucher, Reto Joho, Maximilian Mizelli, Tamara Melanie Wagner, Markus Rudolf Riepl, Thomas Koeppen
  • Patent number: 10661027
    Abstract: A syringe having a bonded needle, comprising a syringe body, a needle protector comprising a flexible cap, an outer sleeve, which can move along a longitudinal axis between an extended position, in which it covers the needle, and a retracted position, in which it does not cover the needle, and a collar, which is mounted with a radial clearance around an end part of the syringe body and which comprises at least one pin engaged in a guide opening of the sleeve. A portion of the flexible cap fills the radial clearance between the end part of the syringe body and the collar when the cap is mounted on the syringe, such that the collar cannot rotate around the end part of the syringe body as long as the cap is mounted on the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BIOCORP PRODUCTION
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 10653843
    Abstract: Container holder assembly for use in a medicament delivery device, comprising a tubular body elongated in an axial direction, said tubular body having a proximal end and an opposite distal end, and a retaining member releasably arranged to said tubular body for securing an elongated container placed inside the tubular body, wherein said retaining member comprises a resilient structure capable of exerting an axial force on said container in said tubular body for holding the container in a fixed position inside the tubular body and thereby avoiding displacement or breakage of the container and wherein a distal end of said container protrudes from a distal end of said tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Per Klintenstedt, Anders Wieselblad, Gunnar Elmen
  • Patent number: 10646654
    Abstract: An autoinjector includes a case adapted to hold a medicament container having a needle telescopically coupled to the case and movable between a first extended position relative to the case in which the needle is covered and a retracted position relative to the case in which the needle is exposed. The autoinjector includes a plunger rotationally and slidably disposed in the case rotatable relative to the case between a first rotational position in which the plunger is engaged to the case and a second rotational position in which the plunger disengages the case engages the plunger to rotate the plunger from the first rotational position to the second rotational position when the needle shroud translates from the first extended position to the retracted position. The autoinjector includes a cap removably coupled to the case includes at least one compliant case beam adapted to releasably engage at least one aperture in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten Mosebach, Thomas Kemp
  • Patent number: 10646371
    Abstract: A device for a hypodermic needle comprises a connector for connecting to a hypodermic needle, a sheath (22) which in use surrounds the hypodermic needle and a biasing device (24) between the connector and the sheath. The sheath is moveable between a first position into which it is biased by the biasing device and a second retracted position against the force of the biasing device, so that in use, the tip of the hypodermic needle is covered in the first position but a defined length of the hypodermic needle is exposed in the second position. The device also sets the position of the angle of the hypodermic needle and locks the sheath over the needle after use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Salar Surgical Ltd
    Inventors: Sam Golo Evans, Duncan Fitzsimons
  • Patent number: 10625095
    Abstract: A pierce and fill connector cap for a vial sealed by an elastomeric septum includes a vial collar and a needle holder. The vial collar body defines a collar aperture to be positioned in overlying registry with the septum of the vial, and the needle holder includes a needle holder body providing a means for holding an elongate needle in registry with the collar aperture. The needle holder body being moveable with respect to said vial collar between a first position spaced from the vial collar and a second position proximate the vial collar, such that a needle held by the needle holder will puncture through the vial septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventors: Xavier Franci, Philippe Dumont, Svein-Erik Lindgaard
  • Patent number: 10625026
    Abstract: An injection device for holding and actuating a pre-filled syringe including a barrel holder having an axial passageway adapted to hold the barrel of the pre-filled syringe, a grip movable relative to the barrel holder to move a plunger of the pre-filled syringe, the grip configured to be locked to the barrel holder to prevent axial movement therebetween and unlocked from the barrel holder to permit axial movement therebetween, and a needle guard arranged to retract into the barrel holder in response to force against an injection site to unlock the grip from the barrel holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Parenteral Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael A. Creaturo
  • Patent number: 10603445
    Abstract: A needle actuator assembly for a drug delivery system includes a needle actuator body having a guide surface, a needle shuttle having a cam surface, with the needle shuttle moveable along a vertical axis between a first position and a second position. The needle shuttle is configured to move between the first and second position through engagement between the guide surface of the needle actuator body and the cam surface of the needle shuttle. The assembly further including a needle received by the needle shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Mohammed Yassir Mahdi, Oliver Charles Gazeley, James Alexander Senior, Malcolm Stanley Boyd
  • Patent number: 10603436
    Abstract: Auto-injector for administering a dose of a liquid medicament includes a housing to contain a syringe with a hollow needle and a stopper for sealing the syringe and displacing the medicament (M), the housing having a distal end (D) and a proximal end (P) with an orifice to apply against an injection site. A spring means, upon activation, can push the needle from inside the housing through the orifice and past the proximal end (P), operate the syringe to supply the dose of medicament (M), and retract the syringe with the needle after delivering the medicament (M). An activating means can lock the spring means in a pressurized state prior to manual operation and capable of, upon manual operation, releasing the spring means for injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew Ekman, Yannick Hourmand, Timothy Donald Barrow-Williams
  • Patent number: 10589028
    Abstract: A drug delivery device may include sterile needle covered by removable a sterility preserving protector. The device optionally includes skin contact surface and a needle protector for preventing a stick hazard upon removal of the skin contact surface from an injection site or angle without Removing completely. Optionally, the needle protector may include a shield that interferes with replacement of the needle protector. In some embodiments, the needle cover may interfere with deployment of the needle protector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WEST PHARMA. SERVICES IL, LTD.
    Inventors: Oz Cabiri, Ran Hezkiahu
  • Patent number: 10585064
    Abstract: Described herein is a method for and a device configured to receive a magnetic filed at a near field communication (NFC) tag, generate energy via induction from the magnetic field, and activate a temperature sensor form at least a portion of the generated energy. An electrochemical sensor may be activated from a portion of the generated energy and a temperature value of a container, solution and/or a housing may be measured based on thermal conduction such that the temperature value is measured using a temperature sensor. A pH value may be measured using an electrochemical sensor. The temperature value may be transmitted to a first receiver using at least a portion of the generated energy and the pH value may be transmitted to a second receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FLEX LTD.
    Inventor: Marco De Angeli
  • Patent number: 10561790
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for detecting a position of a plunger (4) relative to a bung (3) in a drug cartridge (1), comprising a proximity sensor (5) located close to a distal end (6) of the plunger (4) facing the bung (3) and aligned to receive light reflected by the bung (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Paul Richard Draper, Anthony Paul Morris, Stephen Francis Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10556068
    Abstract: An injection device having an outer housing configured to receive a syringe. The syringe has a barrel for containing medicament and a needle in fluid communication with the barrel. The device further has a needle shield axially moveable relative to the outer housing between a needle covering position and a needle exposing position and a helical compression spring to bias the needle shield axially forwardly toward the needle covering position. A locking sleeve, axially movable relative to the outer housing between a non-locking position and a locking position, selectively limits axial movement of the needle shield. In a first configuration, the needle shield is axially slideable within the locking sleeve to permit rearward axial movement of the needle shield from the needle covering position to the needle exposing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Consort Medical PLC
    Inventors: Robert Glover, Alastair Willoughby, Brad Howarth
  • Patent number: 10549049
    Abstract: Adapters for utilizing a syringe or pen injector with a subcutaneous injection port to deliver a therapeutic substance through the injection port and methods of using the adapters are provided. A syringe adapter has a body having a first end and a second end. The first end of the body is configured to receive and engage the end of a syringe so that the cannula of the syringe is held at a fixed position with the respect to the adapter. The second end of the adapter configured to mate with a mating portion of the injection port. When the second end of the adapter engages the mating portion of the injection port, the adapter assures that the cannula of the syringe is properly aligned with the subcutaneous injection port and assures that the cannula penetrates the injection port to the proper depth. Adapters for use with pen style delivery systems are also disclosed. Additionally, an adapter to facilitate loading a syringe with a therapeutic substance from a vial is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Walters, Bradley S. Thomas, Katherine Stanton
  • Patent number: 10537682
    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, including a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF). 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 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ronald Forster, Scott M. Nunn, Mark D. Holt, Son C. Tran, Sheldon Moberg
  • Patent number: 10537681
    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: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ronald Forster, Scott M. Nunn, Mark D. Holt, Son C. Tran, Sheldon Moberg