Having Structure For Facilitating Sterilization Of Syringe Or Preventing Contamination Of Material Therein Patents (Class 604/199)
  • Patent number: 11229747
    Abstract: An expanding plunger rod (100) for a syringe (50). The expanding plunger rod is configured to transition from a packaged configuration for packaging to an expanded configuration for operation. The expanding plunger rod comprises a substantially cylindrical outer sleeve (110) having a closed-off bottom end (108) and an open upper end (111). The expanding plunger includes an inner rod (114) having a lower end (138) and an upper end (140). The inner rod is slidably disposed coaxially within the outer sleeve. In the packaged configuration, the inner rod is nested within the outer sleeve. In the expanded configuration, the inner rod is disposed substantially axially above the outer sleeve, and the inner rod is configured to lock axially in place so as to prevent transition from the expanded configuration to the packaged configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: UNL Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Daniel A. Heinsbergen, Bryan Frederick Bell, Jr., Robert Scott Russo, Dinesh Panneerselvam, Brandon J. McKee
  • Patent number: 10702654
    Abstract: Described are applicators having a plunger with a plunger body, and a tube having a receptacle end for insertion of the plunger, and a connector end formed of flexible plastic material having a bull-nose shape. As an example, the plunger body can include a viewing window. As another example, the connector end has an internal surface that is free of threaded connectors. The connector end can also have a snap-fit coupling design to couple to a snap-fit nozzle. The snap-fit nozzle can be connected to an adaptor cap or an administering tool of a metering dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DOSELOGIX, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gayle Phipps, Dale Melton Coker, Daniel Lee DeYoung, Ellen Y. Brown, Saundra D. Naughton
  • Patent number: 10251964
    Abstract: A device for automatically disinfecting a portion of a medical implement. The device includes a reservoir chamber having a top external opening, a medical implement protruded through a bottom part of the reservoir chamber with the portion to be disinfected exposed inside the reservoir chamber and below the top external opening, two disinfecting pads, and a resilient device. Each disinfecting pad is connected to the reservoir chamber through a mounting member, which permits displacement of the disinfecting pads relative to the reservoir chamber in substantially opposite directions thereby creating a gap between each pad and the portion to be disinfected. The resilient device biases the disinfecting pads such that when the disinfecting pads are displaced from a rest position, wherein they are contacting the portion to be disinfected, to an engaged position, the disinfecting pads are urged to return toward the portion to be disinfected to contact and disinfect the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DRMA GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Zoran Drmanovic
  • Patent number: 10149949
    Abstract: Devices having male connectors for preventing connection to non-compatible female connectors are described. An exemplary male connector includes an elongate tip and a collar disposed coaxially around the elongate tip including a plurality of ribs disposed on either an inside surface or an outside surface of the collar for preventing entry of a non-compatible female connector into a channel formed between the elongate tip and the collar. One or more embodiments pertain to a device with a male connector and a compatible female connector including a threaded portion for engaging a corresponding threaded portion of the male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Girum Yemane Tekeste, Richard Giddes
  • Patent number: 10086142
    Abstract: Described is a catheter patency maintenance device comprising of a flush syringe, an elongate plunger rod with a stopper slidably positioned within the barrel, a cap, disinfectant and a valve movable between an open position and a closed position. The valve may include a valve stem and/or openings in the valve to permit fluid flow. Methods of using the flush syringe assemblies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Girum Yemane Tekeste
  • Patent number: 9877935
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a ready-to-administer parenteral dosage form of norepinephrine which comprises an aqueous solution of norepinephrine, having an anti-oxidant which is not a sulfite anti-oxidant, wherein the dosage form is stable at room temperature for prolonged period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Thummar Rakesh, Pawar Shantaram, Kane Prashant, Bhowmick Subhas Balaram, Kumar Samarth, Thakkar Milan Natvarbhai, Dave Kandarp Maheshkumar
  • Patent number: 9687615
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection needle assembly having opposite distal and proximal ends, and wherein the assembly comprises an injection needle having proximal and distal pointed ends, wherein the distal pointed end is arranged to penetrate a membrane arranged at the proximal end of a medicament container; a tubular needle holder comprising distal engagement means and proximal engagement means; a tubular cap comprising proximal outer engagement means and proximal inner engagement means; a tubular needle cover comprising first engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal engagement means, and second engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal outer engagement means of the cap; characterized in that said needle cover is arranged to be displaced from a first position wherein the second engagement means and the proximal outer engagement means prevents the needle cover and the needle holder to be axially displaced by a linear displacement, to a second position wherein the ne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SHL GROUP AB
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, David De Salvo, Antonio Bendek
  • Patent number: 9649449
    Abstract: A syringe or carpule includes a cylinder that surrounds a cavity and comprises an end that has an access to the cavity, membrane seals the access and has a puncture area that can be punctured by a needle. A two-part cap has a predetermined breaking line and spans the membrane. A cover device covers the puncture area of the membrane in a sterile manner and comprises a sealing area spanning the puncture area. The sealing area covers the puncture area in a sterile manner regardless of axial forces to be applied in the area of the predetermined breaking line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: ARZNEIMITTEL GmbH APOTHEKER VETTER & CO. RAVENSBURG
    Inventor: Joachim Glocker
  • Patent number: 9555171
    Abstract: A method provides for procuring platelet rich plasma (PRP) from a sample of whole blood in a vial. The method includes the steps of: separating the whole blood into layers through centrifugation with an upper layer containing platelet poor plasma (PPP) and a PRP layer below the upper layer containing PRP; adjusting an end point of a first range of motion of an extractor relative to a position of the PRP layer; moving the extractor through the first range of motion through the vial, PPP passing out from the upper layer through the extractor; and after the extractor reaches the end point of the first range of motion, extracting the PRP through the extractor and collecting the PRP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: DEPUY MITEK, LLC
    Inventors: Mehmet Ziya Sengun, William Parrish, Brooks J. Story, Kristian DiMatteo, Gregory R. Whittaker, Douglas Allen Fifolt
  • Patent number: 9259014
    Abstract: A device for serving and preserving food items, the device including an open container for holding the food items having one or more side walls and a floor, wherein when the food items are immersed in fluid, typically a preserving fluid, the device is in a preserving state; a liquid-holding compartment, having a tubular form, for holding the fluid when the device is in a serving state; and a liquid-transfer mechanism for transferring the preserving fluid from the open container into the liquid-holding compartment and back. One or more passageways, interconnecting the open container and the liquid-holding compartment, facilitate the transfer of fluid between the open container and the liquid-holding compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: BRINEE HOME SOLUTION LTD.
    Inventor: Shahar Weiss
  • Patent number: 9227019
    Abstract: An assembly includes a pre-filled syringe including a barrel with a first end and a second, open end, a plunger disposed within the barrel and spaced between the first end and the second, open end, a product disposed in the barrel between the first end of the barrel and the plunger, and an outwardly-directed rim disposed about the barrel at the second, open end. In addition, the assembly includes an identification tag secured to the outwardly-directed rim of the barrel of the syringe with an outwardly-facing surface of the tag overlying the second, open end of the barrel, the tag having an identifier disposed on the surface of the tag, the identifier including data regarding the pre-filled syringe, the product disposed in the barrel, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Robert W. Swift, Donald Wilson
  • Patent number: 9005170
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for employing an adhesive strap about a medical connection for improving connection integrity for greater safety and reliability and a cross contamination barrier for medical syringes is disclosed. Also, a shielding tube for a medical syringe which acts as a barrier against cross contamination across a syringe plunger is disclosed. The tube comprises a pattern of raised ribs inside to protect against potentially tube tearing edges of an associated plunger rod assembly and to provide a skid resistant surface when disposed about flanges of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, Jr., Kendall P. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8999235
    Abstract: A method for sterilizing an implantable sensor for sensing an analyte in a body tissue. The implantable sensor has a sensor part which can be introduced into the body tissue, at least one sensor electrode for sensing the analyte, and at least one electronics part. The electronics part has at least one electronic component and is connected to the sensor part. The method includes (a) introducing the implantable sensor into a package, the package sealing the implantable sensor from bacteria and accommodating a radiation shield, (b) irradiating the implantable sensor in the package with sterilizing radiation from at least one irradiating direction, in particular with electron radiation, the radiation shield shielding the electronic component of the electronics part from the sterilizing radiation, the radiation shield being arranged in such a way that the sensor part is sterilized by the sterilizing radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Harttig, Ralf Heinrich, Stefan Konig
  • Publication number: 20150080848
    Abstract: A safety syringe may define a variable fluid chamber and detached needle assembly. The variable fluid chamber may be hermetically sealed off from the environment or ambient air until the needle assembly is attached to a syringe body of the safety syringe. A proximal end of the variable fluid chamber is sealed off from the environment via a seal between a piston and syringe body. The distal end of the variable fluid chamber may be sealed off from the environment via a barrier covering the distal end of the syringe body. The barrier may be punctured to allow fluid to through tberethrough at or about the same time when the needle assembly is attached to the distal end portion of the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Thayer
  • Patent number: 8961471
    Abstract: In accordance with at least one exemplary embodiment, a syringe device, a method and a system for delivering a therapeutic amount of ozone are disclosed. A sterility case can enclose a syringe portion and can maintain sterility while the syringe device is interfaced to an ozone generator. A valvably-controlled fluid channel can extend from a barrel of the syringe portion through the case. Conducting elements can be attached to the case and can breach the case. The conductive elements can be connected to electrodes. The electrodes can be attached to the syringe portion. The syringe portion can be filled with oxygen gas via the valvably-controlled fluid channel. An electric current can be provided to the conductive elements from the ozone generator resulting in a corona discharge from at least one of the electrodes. The therapeutic amount of ozone can be produced from the oxygen gas and the syringe portion delivered into a sterile field without compromise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Minimus Spine, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Hooper, Thomas Foster, Noel Henson
  • Publication number: 20150038914
    Abstract: A needle and receiver assembly for use with a syringe cartridge filled with medicine includes a cartridge receiver having a hollow interior, an open end sized for receiving at least part of the syringe cartridge, and a closed end opposite the open end. The assembly includes a needle mounted on the receiver having a fluid passage extending between a sharp delivery tip at a distal end of the needle and a sharp access tip at a proximal end of the needle opposite the delivery tip positioned inside the hollow interior of the receiver. The assembly includes a cutter movably mounted in the hollow interior of the receiver for cutting the diaphragm of the cartridge when received in the hollow interior of the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: David M. Selvitelli, Melvin A. Finke, Kathleen Tremblay
  • Publication number: 20150018774
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: EXCELSIOR MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner
  • Publication number: 20140373485
    Abstract: Provided is a novel oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance and suppressing odor generation after absorption of oxygen even if a material responsive to a metal detector is not used. Further provided is an oxygen-absorbing resin composition having excellent oxygen-absorbing performance in a wide range of humidity conditions from low humidity to high humidity. Such an oxygen-absorbing resin composition contains a copolymerized polyolefin compound and a transition metal catalyst, in which the copolymerized polyolefin compound contains at least one constituent unit having a tetralin ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Toshiya Takagi, Takashi Kashiba, Shinpei Iwamoto, Shinichi Ikeda, Fumihiro Ito, Shun Ogawa, Shota Arakawa, Kenichiro Usuda
  • Patent number: 8894618
    Abstract: A safety syringe may define a variable fluid chamber and detached needle assembly. The variable fluid chamber may be hermetically sealed off from the environment or ambient air until the needle assembly is attached to a syringe body of the safety syringe. A proximal end of the variable fluid chamber is sealed off from the environment via a seal between a piston and syringe body. The distal end of the variable fluid chamber may be sealed off from the environment via a barrier covering the distal end of the syringe body. The barrier may be punctured to allow fluid to through therethrough at or about the same time when the needle assembly is attached to the distal end portion of the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Credence Medsystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Thayer
  • Publication number: 20140228773
    Abstract: A protective cap having a first cap and a second cap that are removably coupled together for use in short-term and long-term antimicrobial treatment of needleless connectors and access ports of an infusion system. The instant invention further provides a protective cap having a first cap and a second cap that each coupled to a different surface of a component of an infusion system, such as a syringe. The instant invention further provides a strip containing a plurality of disposable protective caps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Patent number: 8784388
    Abstract: Syringe assemblies comprising a disinfecting reservoir collar to ensure adherence to aseptic techniques for use in flush procedures for vascular access devices (VAD's) are described. The syringe assemblies include a plunger rod, a syringe barrel, and reservoir collar that permits disinfection of a hub of a VAD connector upon connection to the reservoir collar. Also described are methods of disinfecting vascular access devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Nichola Charles, Adam Zerda
  • Publication number: 20140148781
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to flush syringe assemblies comprising an integrated contamination-prevention device integrated with device connector flushing positioned so that the practitioner cannot forget to apply disinfectant. The flush syringe assemblies comprise a barrel with an elongate plunger rod disposed therein and a cap comprising a passageway. The plunger rod includes a stopper of which at least a portion can be embedded in the passageway of the cap to form a plug in the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Girum Yemane Tekeste
  • Patent number: 8715231
    Abstract: A hinged cap device for use with a syringe includes a base defining an interior cavity for mounting onto a tip and a cap connected to the base by a living hinge. The cap is moveable from a ready position to an open position to expose a needle, and from the open position to a secured position to prevent relative rotation between the cap and the base. A first latching mechanism is on the cap for engaging the needle, the first latching mechanism locatable on a first side of the needle in the ready position and locatable on a second side of the needle in the secured position. The needle is disengageable from the first latching mechanism in the ready position, and the needle is not disengageable from the first latching mechanism in the secured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventor: Kevin Woehr
  • Patent number: 8708970
    Abstract: An injection needle assembly is presented having a tubular needle holder with distal and proximal engagement means, a tubular cap having proximal inner and outer engagement means, a tubular needle cover having a first engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal engagement means, and second engagement means arranged to cooperate with the proximal outer engagement means of the cap. The needle cover is arranged to be displaced from a first position wherein the second engagement means and the proximal outer engagement means prevents the needle cover and the needle holder to be axially displaced by a linear displacement, to a second position wherein the needle cover and the needle holder are distally displaced. The proximal inner engagement means of the cap and the distal engagement means of the needle holder prevents the needle holder to be proximally displaced but allows the needle cover to be distally displaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventors: Lucio Giambattista, David De Salvo, Antonio Bendek
  • Publication number: 20140107612
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for employing an adhesive strap about a medical connection for improving connection integrity for greater safety and reliability and a cross contamination barrier for medical syringes is disclosed. Also, a shielding tube for a medical syringe which acts as a barrier against cross contamination across a syringe plunger is disclosed. The tube comprises a pattern of raised ribs inside to protect against potentially tube tearing edges of an associated plunger rod assembly and to provide a skid resistant surface when disposed about flanges of the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: INTRAVENA, LLC
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, JR., Kendall P. Thorne
  • Publication number: 20140052074
    Abstract: Described is a catheter patency maintenance device comprising of a flush syringe, an elongate plunger rod with a stopper slidably positioned within the barrel, a cap, disinfectant and a valve movable between an open position and a closed position. The valve may include a valve stem and/or openings in the valve to permit fluid flow. Methods of using the flush syringe assemblies are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Girum Yemane Tekeste
  • Publication number: 20140052071
    Abstract: The invention relates to a syringe (20) comprising a syringe barrel (15), an ejector unit (25) arranged at the distal end of the syringe barrel (15) with a plunger rod (17), a coupling part (37) and a plunger (16) and a syringe head (21) arranged at the proximal end of the syringe barrel (15) with a needle unit (12) which is arranged in a guide sleeve (5) and is slidable therein with a cannula (3) and a cannula holder (4) and a pinion (2), by means of which the needle unit (12) is axially movable, relative to a syringe barrel (15) from a rest position to an actuation position. At the distal end of the guide sleeve (5) a sealing element (7) is arranged. The pinion (2) has at least one guide knob (1), which can be brought into engagement optionally with one of two slide tracks (10) provided in the guide sleeve (5), wherein the slide tracks (10) are inclined in opposite directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: PHARMA CONSULT GES.M.B.H.
    Inventors: Ewald Pickhard, Andreas Schwirtz
  • Patent number: 8647308
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect a male luer post of a medical connector. The caps are configured to engage threads of the connector. The caps contain a disinfecting agent within an absorbent pad disposed in a chamber of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Patent number: 8641681
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are disinfecting caps that can be used to cover and disinfect a male luer post of a medical connector when not in use or when disconnected from its female connector counterpart. The caps are configured to engage threads of the connector. The caps contain a disinfecting agent disposed in a chamber of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Catheter Connections, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Publication number: 20140018742
    Abstract: Syringe assemblies comprising a first cap and a second cap to ensure sterilization of the fluid path without the need for external packaging are described. Also described are methods of sterilizing the fluid path of a syringe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Anil Sodhi
  • Patent number: 8628501
    Abstract: A sterilization cap carried on a needle support end of a syringe. The cap includes a main body having first and second ends, the first end being connectable to the needle support end, as well as being connectable onto the needle support end alone of a primary or IV extension line. A sponge secured within a sponge cavity within the second end is saturated with a sterilizing liquid. A removable cover attached to the second sealingly encloses the sponge until the syringe is used. The second end is sized, when the cover is removed, to fit over a tip of a CLAVE needleless connector extension or IV tubing a distance sufficient to compress the sponge to sterilize the tip with sterilizing liquid expressed from the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Gordon Hadden
  • Patent number: 8617483
    Abstract: A gas-impervious container having a gas-permeable porous insert, wherein the insert contacts a flowable biomedical material, for improving access of the sterilant gas to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: DePuy Synthes Products, LLC.
    Inventors: Eric Fischer, Gary Mitchel, Michael J O'Neil
  • Publication number: 20130338604
    Abstract: A closure for a syringe or carpule includes a main body and a sealing element for engaging in a sealing manner with an opening of the syringe or carpule when the closure is arranged in its sealing position on the syringe or carpule. The closure is embodied in a single piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: VETTER PHARMA-FERTIGUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Tilman Roedle
  • Publication number: 20130338603
    Abstract: A syringe has a syringe cylinder and a needle attachment piece provided at a distal end thereof of the syringe cylinder. The syringe has a closure including a closure cap that closes off the needle attachment piece, forming a seal, and a securing cap. The securing cap surrounds the closure cap and is attached to the needle attachment piece by way of a holding ring. At least the securing cap and the closure cap are configured in one piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: VETTER PHARMA-FERTIGUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Tilman Roedle, Paul Nelles
  • Publication number: 20130302384
    Abstract: The present invention provides a medical device containing a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient and capable of suppressing agglomeration of aripiprazole in a suspension obtained by resuspending a freeze-dried substance; and a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient. The present invention relates to a medical device containing, in a storage container whose inner wall is treated with silicone, a freeze-dried cake composition comprising separately prepared aripiprazole as an active ingredient, wherein there is a space between the inner wall and the cake composition; and a cake composition comprising aripiprazole as an active ingredient and having a strength of 5 to 100 N.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shogo Hiraoka, Kiyoshi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 8529519
    Abstract: Provided is a tight-sealing cap for the liquid drug-expelling part of a syringe that not only minimizes the space that creates reduced pressure, which is a cause of leakage, but is also easy to remove because it is easily twisted off, easily deformable and easily admits air for releasing the vacuum when removed, and that can prevent leaking of a liquid drug from a luer nozzle. The cap is made of an elastic material, and the following means are used in the cap, which is configured from a thick upper surface part, an outer tubular part that is formed below the periphery thereof, and an inner tubular part that is formed inside the same. First, the inner tubular part is formed so that the tip of the luer nozzle can be inserted tightly into the same, and the luer nozzle can be tightly sealed at the site of contact thereof. Second, the outer tubular part is formed so that it contacts the luer lock closely therein and can seal the luer lock tightly at the site of contact thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignees: Seikagaku Corporation, Taisei Kako Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hasegawa, Taiji Horita
  • Publication number: 20130204228
    Abstract: A safety syringe may define a variable fluid chamber and detached needle assembly. The variable fluid chamber may be hermetically sealed off from the environment or ambient air until the needle assembly is attached to a syringe body of the safety syringe. A proximal end of the variable fluid chamber is sealed off from the environment via a seal between a piston and syringe body. The distal end of the variable fluid chamber may be sealed off from the environment via a barrier covering the distal end of the syringe body. The barrier may be punctured to allow fluid to through therethrough at or about the same time when the needle assembly is attached to the distal end portion of the syringe body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: SAFESHOT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: SAFESHOT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
  • Publication number: 20130197475
    Abstract: An injector for delivering medicament comprises a collapsible container (1002) for containing the liquid medicament, a normally-closed valve (1004) coupled to the collapsible container (1002) for retaining the liquid medicament within the collapsible container and an injection means (1006) for delivering the liquid medicament from the collapsible container. The liquid medicament is maintained under pressure by a pressurising means (1003) which pressurises the liquid medicament such that it is delivered by the injection means (1006) when the normally-closed valve (1004) is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: NEW INJECTION SYSTEMS LTD
    Inventor: Stephen Terence Dunn
  • Patent number: 8435217
    Abstract: A gas sterilizable delivery system for a two-part polymer system is provided. The delivery system includes at least two syringe barrels, each barrel being sealed with a gas permeable plunger seal allowing permeation of a sterilant gas to permeate through the plunger seal allowing the entire assembly to be gas sterilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Silicone Corporation
    Inventor: R. Alastair Winn
  • Patent number: 8398601
    Abstract: A safety syringe may define a variable fluid chamber and detached needle assembly. The variable fluid chamber may be hermetically sealed off from the environment or ambient air until the needle assembly is attached to a syringe body of the safety syringe. A proximal end of the variable fluid chamber is sealed off from the environment via a seal between a piston and syringe body. The distal end of the variable fluid chamber may be sealed off from the environment via a barrier covering the distal end of the syringe body. The barrier may be punctured to allow fluid to through therethrough at or about the same time when the needle assembly is attached to the distal end portion of the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Safeshot Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Smith, Daniel Thayer
  • Publication number: 20130041241
    Abstract: A method is disclosed in which a vapor-deposited coating or layer is directly or indirectly applied to at least a portion of the internal wall of the barrel of a capped pre-assembly comprising a barrel, optionally a dispensing portion, and a cap. The cap is secured to the barrel and at least substantially isolates the distal opening of the dispensing portion from pressure conditions outside the cap. A vapor-deposited coating or layer is applied directly or indirectly to at least a portion of the internal wall of the barrel while the pre-assembly is capped. The coating or layer is applied under conditions effective to maintain communication from the barrel lumen to the exterior via the front opening, optionally further via the dispensing portion lumen if present, at the end of the applying step. The capped pre-assembly can be pressure tested easily and rapidly, for example with a test duration between 1 and 60 seconds, to determine whether it has container closure integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Shawn Kinney, Christopher Weikart, Benjamin Hunt, Adrian Raiche, Brian Fitzpatrick, Peter J. Sagona, Adam Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8328767
    Abstract: Caps can be used to cover and disinfect a male protrusion portion of a medical connector. Some caps can create a seal with the male protrusion to prevent antiseptic from entering a lumen the protrusion. A biasing element can aid in creating or maintaining the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignees: Catheter Connections, Inc., The University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Donald D. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Robert Hitchcock, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett
  • Publication number: 20120265140
    Abstract: An elastic shield for a conventional syringe is disclosed. In addition, two embodiments for providing a prime free syringe are disclosed. A first embodiment employs a tube which delivers liquid only from a liquid only zone within an associated syringe while a second embodiment is disclosed to discharge gas out of a proximal side of a plunger to void gas from a syringe delivery chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: Thorne Consulting and Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, JR., Gale H. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8267902
    Abstract: A syringe including a front end and a rear end. A front portion of the syringe having an axially extending hollow needle that projects from the front end. The rear end of the needle is in fluid communication with a space that extends substantially to the rear end of the syringe. A plunger extends axially and is movable to and fro in the space and is designed such that, when drawn out, it sucks liquid through the needle and, when pressed in, discharges liquid through the needle. A radially projecting flange element in the front portion of the syringe is designed in such a way that it can be gripped between the thumb and middle finger of a user's hand. The syringe is dimensioned so as to permit injection using the index finger of the same hand. A capsule device for at least partially accommodating a syringe. A syringe device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Insulution Svenska AB
    Inventor: Patrick Martinsson
  • Patent number: 8262643
    Abstract: An intravascular port access device includes a first component having a chamber configured to attach reversibly to an intravenous line port. A second component reversibly attaches to the first component and contains a disinfecting agent and an applicator material. The second component is configured to be reversibly received over external surfaces of the intravenous line port. A method of cleansing an intravenous line port includes providing a port cleaning device having a first component with a chamber containing a first cleaning agent. A second component includes a second cleaning agent. A third component has a microbiocidal agent and is reversibly attached to the first component. The second component is removed from the device, the external surfaces of the port are contacted with the second cleaning agent, the first cleaning agent is ejected from the chamber into the port, and the third component is used to cap the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick O. Tennican
  • Publication number: 20120226261
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the present disclosure provides an injection system for injecting a fluidic treatment substance into an orifice of an animal. In various implementations the system comprises a treatment cartridge having a hollow body that is structured and operable to retain a treatment substance within the hollow body. The system further comprises a plunger assembly structured and operable to removably retain the treatment cartridge and controllably dispense the treatment substance from the treatment cartridge. In various implementations the injection system can additionally include an injection site cleaning adaptor that is removably connectable to the treatment cartridge and is structured and operable to clean a site in which the treatment substance is to be injected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
    Inventors: Michael A. Barnett, John R. Dodam, John R. Middleton, Miranda N. Shaw, Xandra M. Sifuentes
  • Patent number: 8235951
    Abstract: The invention relates to an attachment for a syringe or cartridge having a cannula, wherein the attachment comprises a sealing element, which is molded onto the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Arzneimittel GmbH Apotheker Vetter & Co. Ravensburg
    Inventors: Petra Hund, Joachim Glocker, Walter Schwarz
  • Patent number: 8235950
    Abstract: A safety needle pack to prevent needle stick injuries includes a hollow needle, a needle hub, a slidable sleeve mounted on the needle hub and a pack surrounding the needle, hub and sleeve. The slidable sleeve is adapted to slide between an extended position in which the injection end of the needle is located inside the slidable sleeve and a retracted position in which the injection end of the needle projects from the slidable sleeve. The pack is releasably mounted on the needle hub and slidable sleeve such that the injection end of the pack covers the tip of needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Salvus Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Douglas Arthur Emmott, Judith Mary Weston, Terence Edward Weston
  • Patent number: 8162904
    Abstract: A protector is attached for use to a needle body having a main needle body and an enlarged-diameter section having an outer diameter greater than that of the main needle body. The protector includes a platelike protector body made of a metal material. The protector body includes a first section formed with a first hole adapted to receive the needle body when the needle body is passed therethrough, a second section formed with a second hole, and a third section adapted to connect the first section and the second section. The second hole of the second section is provided with a tubular portion that permits the main needle body to pass therethrough, but prohibits the enlarged-diameter section from passing through the tubular portion. In a state in which the protector covers the needle tip, the tubular portion comes into abutment against the enlarged-diameter section, thus prohibiting the needle body from moving toward the proximal side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ritsuo Takano, Masaki Fukuda, Takato Murashita
  • Patent number: 8157761
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis patient assist device includes (i) a port holder shaped to hold a first connector and a first plug, (ii) a transfer set holder shaped to hold a second connector and a second plug, the transfer set holder rotatable and translatable with respect to the port holder, and (iii) an ultraviolet (“UV”) applicator positioned to radiate UV light on at least part of the first and second connectors when loaded into the port and transfer set holders, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Sobue, Katsuo Sato, Ko Kondo, Akinori Yamaguchi