Cover Or Protector For Body Entering Conduit Movable Axially Relative To One Another Patents (Class 604/198)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10524833
    Abstract: A device for fine needle aspiration comprising: an inner tubular member; an outer tubular member disposed around the inner tubular member, wherein the outer tubular member comprises a plurality of slots; an outer housing disposed around the outer tubular member; a biasing member disposed between the outer tubular member and the outer housing. The device also comprises a rod coupled to the inner tubular member, where the rod extends through the outer tubular member and the rod is configured to be moved from a first slot in the plurality of slots to a second slot in the plurality of slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: FNAPEN LLC
    Inventor: Amol Suryakant Katkar
  • Patent number: 10518023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pre-filled injection device for apportioning set dose of a liquid drug. The housing of the pre-filled injection device internally supports a non-replaceable cartridge (160) having an hollow interior containing a liquid preservative containing drug and externally supporting a removable protective cap (150). The piston rod drive system of the injection device comprises a piston rod abutting a plunger provided inside the cartridge. A needle cannula (130) having a distal part with a distal tip and an opposite proximal part and a lumen there between is insertable into the cartridge. A telescopically movable (110) shield movable from an extended position covering at least the distal tip of the needle cannula to a retracted position exposing at least the distal tip of the needle cannula is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Ruben Archilla, Morten Soerensen, Morten Revsgaard Frederiksen, Mattias Ingerslev
  • Patent number: 10500353
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medicament delivery device for injection of a medicament. The medicament delivery device comprises a housing (3) arranged to receive a medicament delivery member, a medicament delivery member cover (7) received by the housing (3), which medicament delivery member cover (7) has a cap-fitting portion (7a), wherein the medicament delivery member cover (1) is moveable relative to the housing (3) from an extended position in which the cap-fitting portion (7a) extends from the housing (3), to a retracted position in which the medicament delivery member cover (7) is biased towards the extended position, and a cap (11) arranged to receive the cap-fitting portion (7a), wherein the medicament delivery member cover (7) and the cap (1) comprise a tamper evidence mechanism which is activated by removal of the cap (11) from the cap-fitting portion (7a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical, AG
    Inventor: Daniel Sall
  • Patent number: 10493214
    Abstract: A medical injection device has a syringe. The syringe has a container for the medium to be injected and an injection cannula, which communicates with the container. A needle guard of the injection device can be moved between an injection position and a safe position. In the injection position, the injection cannula can be uncovered in order to inject the medium. In the safe position, a cannula tip of the injection cannula is recessed in a protective component of the needle guard. A securing device securely fixes the protective component in the safe position. The result is an injection device having a needle guard that can be manipulated intuitively and operated safely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Patent number: 10485573
    Abstract: A dermatological skin treatment device is provided. The device comprises a handpiece and a cutting tool, wherein the tool is inserted through the conduit and percutaneously inserted into a tissue disposed within a recessed area of the handpiece. The device and method cut the fibrous structures under the skin that cause cellulite at an angle substantially parallel to the surface of the skin and replace these structures with a non-cellulite forming structure by deploying a highly fibrous mesh through a single needle hole to create a highly fibrous layer directly or through wound healing processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ULTHERA, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Clark, III, James E. Chomas, Adnan I. Merchant, Ben F. Brian, III
  • Patent number: 10485920
    Abstract: A needle unit (20) comprising: a needle hub (21) comprising a needle (23) and a needle shield (22), wherein the needle hub (21) and the needle shield (22) are arranged to form a needle unit (20) where the needle hub is arranged displaceably inside the needle shield such that the needle hub is displaceable along an axis which is parallel with the longitudinal axis of the needle (23) between a shielded position and an exposed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Klaus Bendix, Soeren Kjellerup Hansen, Bastian Gaardsvig Kjeldsen, Mads Schenstroem Stefansen
  • Patent number: 10485932
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed, for use with an injection device. The needle assembly comprises a needle hub (20) having a needle (22) and a needle shield (40) arranged for relative axial movement with respect to the needle hub, between a retracted position in which the tip of the needle projects beyond a forward end of the shield and an extended position in which the tip of the needle does not project beyond the forward end of the shield. The needle shield (40) is axially biased towards the extended position. The needle shield (40) is further arranged to be torsionally biased for relative rotational movement with respect to the needle hub (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Owen Mumford Limited
    Inventors: Toby Cowe, Oliver Anderson
  • Patent number: 10478568
    Abstract: A needle safety device has an outer tube within which a syringe barrel is slideably receivable. A collar in the outer tube is moveable relative thereto and rotatably attachable to the distal end of the barrel. A force member biases the outer tube in a distal direction. A track is formed in the inner surface of the outer tube. A pin extending radially outwardly from the collar slidingly engages the track. In a staging position, the barrel is inspectable. In a pre-injection position, the cannula extends a first length beyond the outer tube. In a full-insertion position, the cannula extends a second length greater than the first length beyond the outer tube. In a locked position, the cannula is entirely within the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Brian Costello, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 10449304
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid injection needle unit having a function of preventing needlestick injury and infection wherein a cover, a needle body and a body are improved in shape, and after the needle body is inserted into a blood vessel of a patient, the cover is coupled to the bottom end periphery of the body and the needle body is detached from the body by means of detachable mounting members, so that a needle and the needle body are inserted unitarily into the cover to prevent the occurrence of the needlestick injury and infection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Keun Uk Choi
  • Patent number: 10441729
    Abstract: An injection device for administering a liquid medicament includes a generally elongate housing, a syringe holder in which a syringe can be placed, said syringe containing a medication, a stop and a needle on the distal area thereof, a needle protection housing which is arranged so it can be moved axially on the housing and which protrudes at a certain distance from the distal end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Markus Tschirren, Jürg Hirschel, Marc Fiechter
  • Patent number: 10406295
    Abstract: A retainer for a needle assembly of a retractable syringe that includes a plunger assembly and a barrel having a mounting member. The needle assembly includes a retractable needle, a needle hub, and a retainer. The retractable needle is engageable by the plunger assembly to facilitate retraction thereof. The needle hub is mountable to the mounting member of the barrel. The retainer includes a body and at least one retaining member that extends distally from the body. The retaining member includes an inwardly projecting lateral projection to engage the retractable needle and thereby prevent inadvertent proximal movement of said retractable needle prior to retraction. A retractable needle assembly includes the retainer, and a retractable syringe includes the retractable needle assembly including the retainer. A syringe kit includes a retractable syringe, a plurality of retractable needle assemblies, and a vial adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Johnson, Kevin Bokelman, Jyoti Gupta, Brandon J. McKee
  • Patent number: 10406296
    Abstract: A safety shield adapted for use with a syringe having a syringe barrel for protecting a needle after use in a medical procedure is disclosed. The safety shield includes a first portion disposed at least partially about the barrel and axially movable from a retracted position surrounding at least a portion of the syringe barrel to an extended position wherein at least the distal end of the first portion extends beyond the distal end of the syringe barrel. The shield further includes a second portion associated with the first portion and axially movable with respect to the first portion from a retracted position to an extended position extending beyond the distal end of the first portion. First and second locking members are provided for locking the first and second portions in an extended position upon axial movement thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Vincent Quinn, Mark DiSilvestro
  • Patent number: 10405837
    Abstract: A biopsy needle unit includes a biopsy needle and an elastically deformable safety tube for partially covering the biopsy needle inserted to a lumen extending in a longitudinal direction. A marker is arranged on the biopsy needle at a position protruding from an end portion of the safety tube on an opposite side of a needle tip of the puncture needle when the needle tip portion is accommodated in the lumen. The safety tube has portions in which the lumen is curved at least partially with respect to the longitudinal direction so that the safety tube is elastically deformed due to contact between an inner circumferential face of the lumen and an outer circumferential face of the biopsy needle when the biopsy needle is inserted to the lumen to cause frictional resistance between the inner circumferential face of the lumen and the outer circumferential face of the biopsy needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Hideo Fumiyama
  • Patent number: 10369295
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a barrel having a barrel tip portion, a puncture needle projecting from the barrel tip portion, and a cap that is detachably mountable to the barrel so as to seal a distal end of a needle hole. The cap has a receiving hole that receives the puncture needle, a bottom wall portion into which the puncture needle is inserted, and a stopper portion that defines an insertion length of the puncture needle relative to the bottom wall portion. In a state in which the cap is mounted to the barrel, the length from the most proximal position of a contact region between the cap and the puncture needle to the most proximal position of an edge surface is 1 to 3 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kaori Funatsu, Yoshihiko Abe, Ruriko Iibuchi
  • Patent number: 10363378
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap assembly for a medicament delivery device. The cap assembly comprises: a cap body arranged to be mounted to a proximal end of a medicament delivery device for protecting and for removing a medicament delivery member shield. The cap body has an inner cap structure defining a channel extending along the central axis of the cap body, and a gripping member configured to be received in the channel. The gripping member is radially flexible and has a first leg, a second leg, and a connecting portion extending between the first leg and the second leg. The first leg and the second leg each has a proximal portion that is radially flexible and extends distally from the connecting portion. Each proximal portion has an inclined section extending radially inwards in an axial direction away from the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Andrew Moore
  • Patent number: 10357617
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device includes a tubular housing having opposite proximal and distal ends; an injection drive configured to exert force on a medicament container to expel medicament; and an injection drive holder configured to releasably hold the injection drive in a pre-tensioned state before injection of the medicament. The injection drive holder includes a tubular extension part for receiving the injection drive to be axially movable therein and a release ring coaxially arranged on the tubular extension part, the release ring being axially movable between proximal and distal positions along the outer surface of the tubular extension part. The tubular extension part is configured to engage with the injection drive when the release ring is at the proximal position and release the injection drive as the release ring moves distally from the proximal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Anders Holmqvist
  • Patent number: 10349880
    Abstract: A needle assembly is disclosed. The needle assembly includes a housing having a flash chamber, and having a distal end and a proximal end engageable with a specimen collection container. The assembly includes a cannula having a patient end, a non-patient end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cannula interior. The patient end of the cannula projects at least partially from the distal end of the housing, and the cannula interior is in fluid communication with the flash chamber. The assembly further includes a shield restrainably engaged with a portion of the housing and axially transitionable over the patient cannula from a retracted position in which the patient end is exposed, to an extended position in which the patient end is shielded by at least a portion of the shield, wherein at least a portion of the flash chamber is visible in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson Crawford, Robert Ellis, Bradley M. Wilkinson, Benjamin Bartfeld, C. Mark Newby, Chee Leong Alvin Tan, Jon Moh, Stanley Sim, Neville Yu Leng Chia
  • Patent number: 10350369
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection apparatus for injecting a pharmaceutical liquid drug into the skin of a user. The injection apparatus can be in form of an injection device carrying a needle cannula or in the shape of a needle assembly (10) attachable to an injection device. The outer shell of the injection apparatus is a protective shield (10) divided into different segments (10a, 10b). These segments are preferably spaced from each other in the longitudinal direction to move individually in the axial direction. Further, the segments are provided with tilting means (14, 15) which are activated to move neighboring segments (10a, 10b) apart upon relative axial movement of one or more segments (10a, 10b) whenever an uneven force is applied to the distal end of the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Emil Gram Spork, Henrik Bengtsson, Christian Hoejris Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10335535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection device for injecting a pharmaceutical liquid drug containing a preservative. The injection device comprises a housing (1) supporting a cartridge (20) having an interior chamber (21) holding the pharmaceutical preservative containing liquid drug to be injected, and a needle cannula (10) having a front part (11) and a back part (12), which back part (12) is adapted to be in liquid communication with the interior chamber (21) of the cartridge (20). The injection device is further provided with a telescopic needle covering shield (30) which distally is provided with a reservoir (31) which holds a liquid containing the same preservatives as in the pharmaceutical preservative containing liquid drug contained in the interior chamber of the cartridge. The telescopic needle covering shield (30) is telescopic movable in relation to the needle cannula (10) by a first resilient member between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Lars Eilertsen, Casper Bo Jensen, Frederik Kaae Kirk
  • Patent number: 10335553
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a cap assembly for a medicament delivery device that has a cap body arranged to be connected to a medicament delivery device for protecting and for removing a medicament delivery member shield. The cap body has an inner cap structure defining a channel extending along the central axis of the cap body, and a gripping member configured to be received in the channel with a friction fit and to receive a medicament delivery member shield. The gripping member has a first leg, a second leg, and a transverse portion extending between the first leg and the second leg, which transverse portion defines the leading edge of the gripping member when received by the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 10335554
    Abstract: A single-use cover assembly that obscures a substantial majority or an entirety of an injection needle from view before, during, and after an injection procedure. The cover assembly includes a housing and a needle sleeve that retracts and extends by sliding axially within the housing. The needle sleeve carries a locking collar that moves from a first position to a second position once the needle sleeve is fully retracted. In the first position the locking collar allows retraction of the needle sleeve from a fully extended position. In the second position, a portion of the locking collar covers a tip of the needle, thereby preventing retraction of the needle sleeve from the fully extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sta-Med, LLC
    Inventors: Sergio Rubinstein, Samuel Kanosky Rosenberg, Russell R. Stepke, Richard Mazursky, Todd Herlitz, Josh Harker, Mark W. Godfrey, Stephen M. Jokela
  • Patent number: 10335536
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical injection device (1) comprising a needle assembly (20) having a cannula (21) and a telescopic shield (30) for covering the distal tip (23) in a no use situation. The telescopic shield further carries a cleaning reservoir (40) for cleaning the needle cannula between two subsequent injections. The cleaning reservoir is provided with an opening (43) connecting to an overflow reservoir (51/55) such that the cleaning liquid contained in the cleaning reservoir can retract and expand upon temperature changes and does not enter the needle lumen instead. In one example, the overflow reservoir is formed as a channel (51).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Matias Melander, Christian Hoejris Nielsen, Mie Haraldsted
  • Patent number: 10300208
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device is presented having a housing with a distal and a proximal end, the housing being adapted to receive a medicament container with a delivery member or with a connectable delivery member for delivery of a medicament. The device also has a drive mechanism arranged to act on a plunger rod, which plunger rod in turn is arranged to act on the medicament container for providing automatic delivery of the medicament and a hold-release mechanism interactively connected to the drive mechanism for releasing the drive mechanism from a biased position. A delayable signal generating mechanism generates an audible and/or tactile and/or visual signal indicating that the medicament has been completely delivered, which delayable signal generating mechanism is operably connected between said pre-tensioned drive mechanism and said plunger rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventors: Stefan Gylleby, Daniel Sall
  • Patent number: 10300214
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cap assembly (5) for a medicament delivery device, comprising: a cap (7) having a tubular body (7b) defining an axially extending distal opening (7c) and configured to be mounted to a proximal end of a medicament delivery device, wherein the cap (7) has a bottom structure (7e) defining a proximal end of the distal opening (7c), wherein the bottom structure (7e) has a cam structure (7f) provided inside the tubular body (7b), and wherein the tubular body (7b) has inner walls provided with radial recesses (7d), and an elongated squeeze member (9) configured to be received in the distal opening (7c) of the tubular body (7b), and having a longitudinally extending channel (9d) configured to receive a delivery member shield, and which squeeze member (9) has radial arms (9e) flexible in the radial direction and forming part of a wall of the channel (9d), wherein the squeeze member (9) has a proximal end face (9a) configured to cooperate with the cam structure (7f) of the cap (7), w
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SHL Medical AG
    Inventor: Brian Maxfield
  • Patent number: 10300260
    Abstract: An applicator and method for applying a microneedle device to skin. The applicator can include a microneedle device and a housing configured to house the microneedle device. The housing can have a first surface configured to be positioned toward the skin. The applicator can include (i) an unactuated state in which the microneedle device is located within the housing and does not extend beyond the first surface of the housing, and (ii) an actuated state in which at least a portion of the microneedle device extends beyond the first surface of the housing. The applicator can further include a locking mechanism configured to lock the applicator in the actuated state. The method can include positioning the first surface of the housing of the applicator adjacent the skin; actuating the applicator to cause the applicator to change to the actuated state; and locking the applicator in the actuated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David J. Wirtanen, Kevin L. Puckett, James L. Schug
  • Patent number: 10300213
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined cartridge and needle assembly (10, 15) for use in a re-useable injection device The cartridge (10) containing a pharmaceutical liquid drug and the needle assembly (15) with a needle cannula (25) is permanently attached to each other to form one single unit mountable in the re-usable injection device. The needle assembly (15) is preferably also provided with a spring operated telescopic shield (20) which carries a reservoir (40) containing a cleaning solvent for cleaning at least the distal tip (27) of the needle cannula (25) between injections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Bengtsson, Emil Gram Spork
  • Patent number: 10279123
    Abstract: A container for delivering a medicament to a target location includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the housing including a cap locking tab at the distal end, and a vial containing the medicament. The container includes a plunger slidable within the vial from a proximal end to a distal end of the vial to dispel the medicament, an injection member associated with the distal end of the vial, such that the medicament dispelled from the vial passes through the injection member to the target location, and a slidable interaction member associated with the distal end of the vial configured to slide with the vial. An interaction between the slidable interaction member and the cap locking tab causes the cap locking tab to bias outward, and placement of a safety cap on the container after use locks the safety cap onto the container via an interaction with the cap locking tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Noble International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Baker, Francis Michael Siemer, Christopher Chung
  • Patent number: 10279122
    Abstract: A medical injection device has an injection unit and an anti-rotation device. Said anti-rotation device is non-rotationally connected to a port and connection portion of the injection device so as to surround the outside thereof in the manner of a sleeve. As a result, an intuitively usable and operationally safe injection device is obtained. When a protective cap for an injection cannula of the injection unit is being removed from the port and connection portion, an unwanted rotation of the port and connection portion relative to the container about components of a plug-in connection arranged therebetween is safely prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Sebastian Maag, Tobias Festel, Thomas Braun, Frank Skaper
  • Patent number: 10279127
    Abstract: Described is a medicament delivery device having a case and a plurality of projections movable relative to the case between an extended position in which distal ends of the projections extends beyond a distal face of the case and a refracted position in which the distal ends of the projections are substantially co-planar with the distal face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Charley Henderson, David Cross, Douglas Ivan Jennings, Ryan Anthony McGinley