Specific Structure Of Finger Grip For Moving Piston Patents (Class 604/227)
  • Patent number: 11565048
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices, housing components for automatic injection devices and methods for fabricating the same. An exemplary housing of an automatic injection device may be overmolded with one or more gripping surfaces to facilitate gripping and manipulation of the automatic injection device by a user when performing an injection. In an exemplary embodiment, an overmolded left gripping surface may extend along a left side of the housing and an overmolded right gripping surface may extend along a right side of the housing opposite to the left side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li, Aaron B. Eiger, Mark Kurth, Sabrina Katz, Adam Callif, James C. Stango
  • Patent number: 11534552
    Abstract: A syringe finger ring and finger ring inserts, that in various embodiments, provides or connects to a syringe that comprises a syringe body capable of having a volume of material therein and a plunger disposed to enter the syringe body and dispense material from the syringe body by movement of plunger, and a novel a finger ring and related structures having an open area and connected, by various structures, to the plunger adapted to receive a finger within the finger ring open area, including a spacer of various embodiments inserted within the open area to selectively reduce the open area and provide more controllable engagement of the syringe plunger by the operator finger in distal and proximal strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Algen & Klemer
    Inventors: Gennady I Kleyman, Alexander Merson
  • Patent number: 11529172
    Abstract: A fertility kit for performing self-insemination, comprising a package with three sets of sterilized disposable syringes and collection jars. Each fertility syringe comprises: an outer rigid tubular barrel and an inner plunger. The barrel comprises a curved distal end with a small circular distal opening, and a sealed proximal end, and an inner hollow tube housing the plunger. The barrel's proximal end also comprises two opposing circular members to fit a user's fingers; and a plunger flat end fitting in-between. The plunger distal end has a has a funnel-like shape that fits into the barrel curved end to push all the semen out while preventing a backflow. The collection jar comprises a sealable lid, and an inner surface comprising smooth seamless edges. Fresh or frozen, unwashed semen is deposited into the jar, pulled into the syringe, and administered cervically during a user's maximum monthly level of luteinizing hormone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: PherDal
    Inventors: Jennifer Westphal, Ryan Westphal
  • Patent number: 11464910
    Abstract: An improved hypodermic syringe including finger-holding surfaces that substantially or completely surround the operator finger and include an interior tapered portion to better engage a finger, which facilitates one-handed use by allowing the same hand that holds the syringe to operate the plunger conveniently to accomplish both the distal (injecting) stroke and the proximal (aspirating) stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Alger & Klemer
    Inventors: Alexander Merson, Gennady I Kleyman
  • Patent number: 11413433
    Abstract: An insertion apparatus for inserting an object into a body comprising a housing, a piercing structure with a lumen, wherein the piercing structure extends distally from the housing, a vacuum chamber that communicates with the lumen of the piercing structure, a plunger configured to fit within the vacuum chamber, a guidewire, and a pressure monitoring channel communicating with the lumen, wherein the insertion apparatus is configured to be operated with a single hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Acantha Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Andres Ornelas Vargas, Brandon James Hudik, Jason Chin, Blake Thomson
  • Patent number: 11266787
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe drug delivery with a reusable pen injector. In particular, several embodiments are directed to motor-driven delivery of cartridge-based medicaments with an electronic pen injector device and associated pen cap device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QuiO Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Dahmani, Jared Schwartzentruber
  • Patent number: 11103644
    Abstract: The invention provides a syringe for use in an ophthalmic injection. The syringe comprises a body, a stopper and a plunger. The body comprises an outlet at an outlet end and the stopper is arranged within the body such that a front surface of the stopper and the body define a variable volume chamber from which a fluid can be expelled though the outlet. The plunger comprises a plunger contact surface at a first end and a rod extends between the plunger contact surface and a rear portion. The plunger contact surface is arranged to contact the stopper but not couple thereto, such that the plunger can be used to force the stopper towards the outlet end of the body, reducing the volume of the variable volume chamber, but not to move the stopper away from the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Andrew Bryant, Heinrich Buettgen, Wolfgang Papst, Marie Picci
  • Patent number: 11097058
    Abstract: Improved apparatus for use with medication in fluid form, which is particularly beneficial for medications having a relatively high viscosity. The disclosed syringe adapter has an opening that is relatively large, as compared to a conventional needle, and thus affixing the disclosed syringe adapter to a syringe improves syringeability of higher-viscosity medications. When the disclosed syringe adapter is affixed to a pistol-grip or tab-handled syringe, the medication withdrawn into the pistol-grip syringe can be more easily administered from the syringe barrel. In some embodiments, the syringe adapter will be replaced with a needle prior to injecting the medication, while in some other embodiments, the needle is affixed to the in-place syringe adapter for the injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: James T. Doubet, Paul D. Doubet
  • Patent number: 10980945
    Abstract: A stretchy band that is placed over the plunger head of a syringe. The band is adhered to the underside of the plunger head. A thumb is snugly wrapped with the band to hold the thumb against the plunger head. The band is firmly secured around the thumb for operation of the syringe. A method of using this device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Tanya Patron Borbolla
  • Patent number: 10973982
    Abstract: An apparatus can aid usage of a plunger, for example helping a medical practitioner use a hypodermic syringe to inject dermal filler. The apparatus can fasten a thumb rest of a plunger of the syringe to a thumb of the practitioner and can support one-handed operation of the syringe. With the plunger so fastened, reverse thumb motion can retract the plunger for aspiration, and forward thumb motion can advance the plunger for injection. The apparatus can comprise a member extending at least partially around the practitioner's thumb. The member can comprise an aperture configured to retain the thumb rest between the thumb and the member, with a shaft of the plunger passing through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Kellida, Inc.
    Inventor: Virginia Souris Keating
  • Patent number: 10842940
    Abstract: An adhesive thumb ring for a syringe is provided including a ring body and an adhesive surface on the ring body. The adhesive surface is configured to adhere to a plunger head on a syringe barrel of a syringe. For instance, the adhesive thumb ring can be rapidly and securely attached to a curved, T-shaped plunger head of a typically pre-filled, pre-packaged dermal filler syringe. The adhesive thumb ring is particularly suitable for facilitating one-handed pushing and pulling operation of the syringe in the injection of dermal filler into the skin of a patient, significantly assisting the syringe operator in preventing vascular occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Todd Christopher Pusateri
  • Patent number: 10307337
    Abstract: An improved oral administration coupler for delivery of fluids such as medications and nutritional fluids. Example oral administration couplers have a first end with an applicator for oral delivery to an infant, and a second end with a coupling compatible with an enteral fluid delivery syringe. A fluid delivery conduit extends in fluid communication from the first end to the second end, to deliver fluid from the syringe to the infant. In some example embodiments, the coupler is configured for back-of-mouth delivery, and can comprise a generally elongate and at least partially flexible tube or straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NeoMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Martin Davis, Mark M. Costello, Mariann Cary, Adrian McDermott
  • Patent number: 10086149
    Abstract: A safety device for an injection syringe includes a syringe support, a protective sheath for protecting an injection needle carried by the syringe, the sheath being mounted to slide relative to the syringe support between an injection position in which the needle is uncovered, and a protection position in which the needle is covered, the sheath having a grip surface enabling the device to be gripped by a user and referred to as an initial grip surface, and a return spring for urging the sheath into the protection position. The sheath also includes an extender member for extending the initial grip surface and fitted on the sheath in such a manner as to present a larger grip surface, referred to as an enlarged grip surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpillière S.A.S.
    Inventors: Pascal Dugand, Sylvain Lanzi
  • Patent number: 9895493
    Abstract: An injection device (110) is described having a housing (112) and a cap (130). The injection device (110) houses a syringe (114) having a needle (118) which is sealed by a boot (120). The cap (130) is arranged so that the boot (120) can be connected to the cap (130) simply, but cannot be removed from the cap (130). The housing (112) and cap (130) are arranged so that upon rotation of the cap (130), the cap (130) is moved axially away from the housing (112) and the boot (120) is removed from the syringe (114). The injection device is simple to use and manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Rosemary Burnell, Tim Barrow-Williams, Matthew Brady, Nigel Harrison
  • Patent number: 9770577
    Abstract: An inflation device for selectively inflating a balloon of a surgical instrument including a syringe, a connector, a mechanical pressure indicator, and a relief port. The syringe includes a plunger slidably disposed within a barrel. The connector fluidly connects an outlet of the syringe with a surgical instrument balloon to establish a closed inflation system between the syringe and an interior of the balloon. The mechanical pressure indicator is associated with the syringe and configured to transition from a non-alert state to an alert state when a pressure of the inflation system has reached a predetermined level. The relief port is associated with the mechanical pressure indicator and configured to relieve a pressure of the inflation system when the system at least reaches the predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenjeng Li, David J. Little
  • Patent number: 9717854
    Abstract: An adapter for a syringe includes a base portion having an insertion hole and a flange portion extending laterally outwardly from the base portion. A longitudinal axis of the flange portion extends from a first distal end to an opposing second distal end. A first distance measured from a geometric center of the insertion hole to the first distal end of the flange portion is less than a second distance measured from the geometric center of the insertion hole to the second distal end. The first distance defines a first section of the flange portion and the second distance defines a second section of the flange portion. The first section has a cross-sectional shape that is one of at least slightly concave and at least slightly convex and the second section has a cross-sectional shape that is the other of at least slightly convex and at least slightly concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Evans, Brian Costello, Christopher Gieda
  • Patent number: 9545479
    Abstract: A finger grip extension for a syringe is configured to increase the leverage the hand of an operator on the plunger of a syringe during injection of medical fluid into, or withdrawal of medical fluid from a body site. The finger grip extension for a syringe is used with a syringe having a barrel portion having an open proximal end and a distal end for mounting a medical fluid conduit thereon. The open proximal end of the syringe barrel terminates in a rim or flange. The syringe also includes a plunger having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion into the open proximal end of a syringe. The extension grip includes an upwardly extending portion located inside or outside of a syringe barrel. The upwardly extending portion includes a finger support at the uppermost portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald Earl Orr, Ronda Waverly Orr
  • Patent number: 9408975
    Abstract: An apparatus for operating a syringe has developed comprising: an upper semi-cylindrical tube section, semi-circular shaped locking groove and lower semi-cylindrical tube section. The upper semi-cylindrical tube section is integrally formed an upper head part with a threaded hole for axial movement. The lower semi-cylindrical tube section forms a top portion, intermediate portion and end portion. A diameter (Dc) at the intermediate portion larger than the diameter (Dtip) at end portion is gradually reduced from intermediate to end portion. The length of the tapered portion is same as that portion of the constant diameter. A tip portion has formed an opened semi-circular shape to simply overlap the syringe over the cartridge for easily snapping-in and out. The syringe piston moves downward with no reverse action when the piston press-unit is rotated, thus it is possible to inject the precise amount of medicine to a patient with constant pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Seok-Jung Kim, Cheong-Ho Chang, Jae-Deog Jang, Hyun-Shin Park, Sae-Bom Lee, Kyoung-Phil Byun
  • Patent number: 9378445
    Abstract: This inventive method assures the authenticity of drugs or other valuable substances that reside within product containers, such as syringes. The method includes initially measuring the 3D topology of the glass surface while determining the distance to the glass surface. Thereafter, a desired 3D code is written below the glass surface with a pulsed laser system. The written 3D code is readable using optical coherence topography (OCT) or parallel optical coherence tomography (pOCT) to verify the authenticity of the product container. A system uses this method with a plurality of syringes held within a tray, and a writing apparatus that moves relative to the tray to write a predetermined 3D code on each of the syringes held in the tray, during processing of the syringes along a process line while in the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: I-Property Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Alexander Stuck, Stefan Klocke, Paul Glendenning
  • Patent number: 9308328
    Abstract: Disclosed is a plunger rod for a syringe. The plunger rod is useful for sliding a piston within a syringe barrel. The plunger rod is characterized in that it is colored in part or in whole. The syringe is also disclosed. According to such plunger rods, even plural syringes of exactly the same external appearance and configuration can be applied with features that make it possible to readily and visually identify them by simply taking a glance at their appearances without needing a measure such as applying indication members such as labels on them. Further, the use of such plunger rods makes it possible to provide syringes of significantly enhanced visual identifiability without impairing high-level quality, functions, sanitariness and safety required for the syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: DAIKYO SEIKO, LTD
    Inventors: Hideaki Kawamura, Hiroshi Togashi
  • Patent number: 9295819
    Abstract: A fluid supply body for supplying a fluid to a balloon formed of a material having elasticity and inflating the balloon, the fluid supply body includes a cylinder, a plunger, an adjusting portion that is attached to the plunger and adjusts the movement amount of the plunger so that the balloon is inflated with to a predetermined inflation diameter, and a fixing portion that is provided at the cylinder and fixes the plunger at a position within the cylinder corresponding to the movement amount adjusted by the adjusting portion, wherein the adjusting portion has a plurality of engaging portions that specify movement amounts corresponding to a plurality of different inflation diameters of the balloon, and the fixing portion has an engaged portion, and a converting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yutaka Yanuma
  • Patent number: 9078974
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel having a first end, a second end, and a sidewall extending between the first end and the second end. The syringe assembly further includes a stopper disposed within a chamber of the syringe barrel, a plunger adapter engaged with the stopper and defining a recessed portion therein, and first and second plunger arms each having a first end pivotally secured to the plunger adapter. The first and second plunger arms each have a pre-use position where the plunger arms are spaced from each other, and a use position where the plunger arms are positioned adjacent to each other and configured to displace the stopper relative to the syringe barrel. The recessed portion of the plunger adapter receives a portion of a first end of a plunger rod when the first and second plunger arms are in the pre-use position and the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Darrin Scott Manke, Christopher Labak, Joseph Omer St. Cyr
  • Patent number: 9073649
    Abstract: A finger grip for a flangeless container, the finger grip having a skirt removably attachable to an open end portion of the container and a lip that extends radially outwardly from the skirt. The flangeless container is fillable by capping the container using a cap element to attach the finger grip to the container; installing the container in a container support assembly including a tray having a plurality of wells; filling the container; inserting a piston into the container; and removing the finger grip. Each well has a depth less than a predetermined length of the container, a lower portion of each well having a first cross-sectional shape similar to but greater than the cross-sectional shape of the flangeless container, an upper portion of each well having a second cross-sectional shape similar to but greater than the first cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul H. Norton, Edward Vander Bush, Scott Young, Bernard Lahendro
  • Patent number: 9067023
    Abstract: An ergonomic syringe includes a slide member, wherein force exerted on the slide member causes movement of a syringe plunger within a hollow or partially hollow syringe barrel, for withdrawing fluid from a source into the syringe, and also includes a reusable adaptor for use with existing conventional syringes, which has a ring that wholly or partially encircles the barrel and indirectly attaches to a plunger flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: University of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Gina E. Bertocci
  • Publication number: 20150141930
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an extended finger flange that facilitate use of syringe systems. The extended finger flange increases the surface area available for an end user's fingers thereby allowing a more secure grip on the device and providing greater control during administrations of the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Philip E. Dowds
  • Publication number: 20150057608
    Abstract: Delivery devices and components thereof are disclosed. In an embodiment, a delivery device may include a barrel holding a liquid for delivery. The delivery device may also include a finger flange assembly coupled to the barrel. The finger flange assembly may include a first flange and a second flange each extending laterally from opposite sides of the finger flange assembly, wherein the first flange and the second flange each curve toward the barrel. The delivery device may also include a plunger coupled to the barrel and passing through the finger flange assembly. The plunger may also include a disc-shaped head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Carl F. Hitscherich, JR., Soham Bhatt, Nam Chen, Chase Fetzer
  • Publication number: 20150038918
    Abstract: A syringe is disclosed. The syringe may include a syringe body, a first slot formed in the syringe body, a first sleeve covering the first slot, a thumb grip including a first slot guide disposed in the first slot, the thumb grip shaped to slide from a first position near the distal end of the syringe body toward a second position near the proximal end of the syringe body, and a plunger disposed in the fluid chamber of the syringe body. The plunger is configured to move towards the proximal end of the syringe body in response to pressure applied by a user to the thumb grip and includes a first plunger slot guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher S. Mudd
  • Patent number: 8926566
    Abstract: Medicament delivery device comprising an elongated housing (10) comprising a grip member (64) connected to the elongated housing and movable between a rest position in which the device has a predetermined grip size and an operation position in which the pre-determined grip size of the device is increased for providing an improved grip of the device during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: SHL Group AB
    Inventor: Jochen Ratjen
  • Patent number: 8920385
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an extended finger flange that facilitate use of syringe systems. The extended finger flange increases the surface area available for an end user's fingers thereby allowing a more secure grip on the device and providing greater control during administrations of the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Safety Syringes, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip E. Dowds
  • Publication number: 20140378911
    Abstract: An injection device is provided for delivering liquid compositions, such as viscous hyaluronic acid gels. The injection device includes a generally elongated housing having first and second ends. The housing is configured to receive an exchangeable cartridge having the liquid composition. The cartridge is received proximal to the first end of the housing. A drive mechanism is arranged within the housing and includes an electric motor and a power source, typically a rechargeable battery. The motor is coupled to a plunger rod which acts on the cartridge received in the housing to expel the liquid composition contained in the cartridge. A first actuation device for actuating the drive mechanism is provided on an upper side of the housing proximal to the first end of the housing, and a second actuation device for actuating the drive mechanism is provided at the second end of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Jonas Dolk, Hans Himbert, Jonas Törnsten, Max Blomqvist
  • Publication number: 20140350518
    Abstract: Described herein are syringe extrusion accessories comprising: a handle operatively coupled to an attachment portion configured to attach to a syringe; and at least one prawl operatively coupled to the handle and configured to engage with a plunger of the syringe, wherein the syringe extrusion accessory is configured to transfer a substantially perpendicular force applied to the handle to an axial force to push the plunger and extrude a product from the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan W. Franklin, Justin J. Schwab
  • Publication number: 20140343511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plunger rod for an injection device, having a distal element slidingly coupled to a proximal element having at least one radially flexible branch. The plunger rod includes a lock for selectively locking the distal element and the proximal element in a plurality of relative axial positions defining a plurality of intermediate positions of the plunger rod, wherein the lock is movable from a locked state, in which the distal element and the proximal element are fixed with respect to each other in the axial direction, and an unlocked state, in which the distal element and the proximal element are displaceable in the axial direction with respect to each other, when the at least one radially flexible branch is displaced radially. The invention also relates to an injection device having such a plunger rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BECTON DICKINSON FRANCE
    Inventor: Guillaume Grunhut
  • Publication number: 20140296782
    Abstract: Injection devices with ergonomic enhancements are disclosed. Generally, the injection devices include large oversized grips, including flanges at the base end of the device for enhanced stability. Push-type and squeeze-type devices are described, as well as manual injectors and auto-injectors. Such injection devices are useful for delivering a fluid (e.g. medication) to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Scott Ulrich, Andrew Vankirk Sweeney, Christopher H. Muenzer, Timothy M. Blum, Corrie Bennison, Christopher P. McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20140276581
    Abstract: An assembly includes a dispensing syringe device configured to receive an amount of biomaterial and to dispense the biomaterial. The dispensing syringe device includes a syringe barrel for receiving the biomaterial, a discharge outlet for dispensing the biomaterial from the syringe barrel, and a plunger received in the syringe barrel. The plunger has a plunger body and a plunger passageway extending therethrough configured to receive a stylet. The assembly further includes a cannulus device configured to be coupled with the dispensing syringe device, to receive biomaterial from the dispensing syringe device, and to dispense the biomaterial. The cannulus device includes a cannulus passageway configured to receive the biomaterial and a dispensing opening configured for dispensing the biomaterial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NORDSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Huadong Lou, Bradley D. Robb, Zachary Rzeszutek, Mark Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20140257196
    Abstract: A tool actuating assembly for a multi-function surgical instrument is disclosed. The tool actuating assembly of the present invention can be utilized in a variety of differently configured multi-function surgical instruments and can be embodied in various physical configurations. The tool actuating assembly of the present invention provides for more efficient use of the tools of the instrument by the surgeon who is utilizing the instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephane GOBRON, Tim WARD, W. Michael MERENESS, Mark ISOM RICHARDS, Srinvas NISHTALA
  • Patent number: 8808252
    Abstract: A syringe assembly includes a barrel that has a first end and a second end. Each of the first and second ends is open. A needle hub is fluidly coupled to and extends away from the second end. A plunger extends into the first end and includes an internal end positioned within the barrel and an external end positioned distal to the barrel. A longitudinal axis is defined extending through the external end and the second end. A needle is fluidly coupled to and extends away from the needle hub. A grip is attached to the plunger. The grip is engaged by a person's finger to urge the plunger into the barrel. The grip has an outward portion extending outwardly away from the plunger and away from the longitudinal axis. The outward portion extends generally toward the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin T. Fox
  • Publication number: 20140228756
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an instrument (1) for assisting a user during injection of a substance by a delivery system (2), said instrument comprising: A grip unit (5) and means for attaching the grip unit to the delivery system. Said grip unit is arranged to be held by a first hand of the user while a second hand of the user controls the delivery system. The invention further relates to a method of use and a system comprising said instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: IN.TOOL APS
    Inventor: Jakob Dahl Thomsen
  • Publication number: 20140200483
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel and a rotatable element on the barrel; for example at a proximal location along the length of the barrel. The rotatable element rotates at least partially around the barrel. When a handle is associated with the rotatable element, the barrel may rotate as the handle is held substantially stationary or the handle may be rotated while the barrel and any peripheral device secured thereto remain substantially stationary. When handles are associated with a rotatable element that may be removed from a barrel, a barrel that is disassembled from the rotatable element may be replaced with another barrel of the same or a different configuration. The barrel and plunger may be configured to cause the barrel to rotate as the plunger moves along the length of the barrel. Methods of using a syringe with a rotatable element on a barrel thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Control Medical Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Shawn P. Fojtik
  • Patent number: 8776606
    Abstract: A pressure measuring device includes a partially coiled tube having a closed end and an opposite open end. The closed end is rolled and set into a coiled configuration. The device also includes a partially coiled tube supporting structure having a pressure indicating scale. The supporting structure holds the partially coiled tube such that the open end of the tube is in communication with a fluid whose pressure is to be measured. Pressure applied by the fluid causes the tube to unroll and the closed end of the tube to be visibly displaced relative to the pressure indicating scale by a distance related to the pressure applied by the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Alexander H. Slocum
  • Publication number: 20140163479
    Abstract: A finger grip extension for a syringe is configured to increase the leverage the hand of an operator on the plunger of a syringe during injection of medical fluid into, or withdrawal of medical fluid from a body site. The finger grip extension for a syringe is used with a syringe having a barrel portion having an open proximal end and a distal end for mounting a medical fluid conduit thereon. The open proximal end of the syringe barrel terminates in a rim or flange. The syringe also includes a plunger having a proximal end and a distal end for insertion into the open proximal end of a syringe. The extension grip includes an upwardly extending portion located inside or outside of a syringe barrel. The upwardly extending portion includes a finger support at the uppermost portion thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Earl ORR, Ronda Waverly ORR
  • Publication number: 20140142517
    Abstract: A syringe assembly having a flexible and/or slidable flange is provided, wherein in a pre-use or packaged state, the flange is positioned substantially parallel to a barrel of the syringe assembly resulting in the syringe assembly having a smaller packaging footprint. The smaller packaging footprint allows for reduced storage space of the syringe assembly. Upon removal from a packaging and/or storage space, the flange can be slid and locked into place such that it extends in a perpendicular direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of the barrel of the syringe assembly to allow for traditional operation of the syringe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Chee Leong Lum, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 8707789
    Abstract: A syringe having an internal pressure gauge comprises a syringe barrel; a piston within the barrel; a spring coupled to the piston at a first position of the spring, the spring having a second portion that is movable in response to fluid pressure within a syringe cavity; and a pressure gauge having an indicator correlated to a plurality of positions of the second portion of the spring to indicate a pressure of a fluid. The spring can be a bellows. The first portion of the spring can be coupled to the piston to form a sliding seal with an inner wall of the syringe, and the second portion of the spring can move longitudinally within the syringe without sealing contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Joan E. Spiegel, Alexander H. Slocum, Adrienne Watral, Samuel Duffley, Alexander Slocum, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140066862
    Abstract: Ergonomic syringe systems provide attachments that may be used to allow users to dispense or draw in fluid with increased operator comfort and reduced risk of repetitive strain injuries. The disclosure describes supports for holding syringes that permit one-handed operation, handles that are removably attachable to syringe plungers and hand supports that are removably attachable to syringe barrels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: BRITISH COLUMBIA CANCER AGENCY BRANCH
    Inventors: Thomas Lloyd BELLAIRE, Dennis SCHWEERS, Richard HALL, Brian KEANE
  • Publication number: 20140005610
    Abstract: A dual chamber prefillable syringe (100) includes: a cylinder (10) which has a bypass portion (11); a hub luer-lock (20); a front stopper (30); a middle stopper (40) which seals a preparation (S) together with the front stopper (30); an end stopper (50) which seals a solvent (L) together with the middle stopper (40); a finger grip (60); and a plunger rod (70) which is connected to the end stopper from the rear end side. A female screw portion (64) which is screwed around the axis line is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the finger grip (60), and a male screw portion (73) which is able to be screwed to the female screw portion is formed on an outer circumferential surface of the plunger rod (70).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Harumi Kakiuchi
  • Publication number: 20130310763
    Abstract: A syringe is disclosed. The syringe may include a syringe body, a first slot formed in the syringe body, a first sleeve covering the first slot, a thumb grip including a first slot guide disposed in the first slot, the thumb grip shaped to slide from a first position near the distal end of the syringe body toward a second position near the proximal end of the syringe body, and a plunger disposed in the fluid chamber of the syringe body. The plunger is configured to move towards the proximal end of the syringe body in response to pressure applied by a user to the thumb grip and includes a first plunger slot guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Allergan, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher S. Mudd
  • Publication number: 20130303993
    Abstract: An adapter for a syringe includes a base portion having an insertion hole and a flange portion extending laterally outwardly from the base portion. A longitudinal axis of the flange portion extends from a first distal end to an opposing second distal end. A first distance measured from a geometric center of the insertion hole to the first distal end of the flange portion is less than a second distance measured from the geometric center of the insertion hole to the second distal end. The first distance defines a first section of the flange portion and the second distance defines a second section of the flange portion. The first section has a cross-sectional shape that is one of at least slightly concave and at least slightly convex and the second section has a cross-sectional shape that is the other of at least slightly convex and at least slightly concave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher EVANS, Brian COSTELLO, Christopher GIEDA
  • Publication number: 20130281941
    Abstract: Flush syringe assemblies capable of creating pulsatile movement of the plunger rod as it moves in the distal direction within a syringe barrel, while preventing overpressurization of the cathether are provided. An exemplary flush syringe assembly includes a syringe barrel with a first pulsing element and a chamber with flush solution, a plunger rod with a stopper and a second pulsing element that interacts with the first pulsing element to provide an engagement force that causes pulsatile movement of the plunger rod and a thumb press slidably attached to the plunger rod with a pulse control element. The pulse control element is compressible to create a compression force that is greater than the engagement force of the first pulsing element and the second pulsing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Anthony J. Kosinski, Girum Yemane Tekeste, Nichola Charles
  • Patent number: 8556866
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a “smart” drug delivery system are provided which includes an add-on module and a reusable or disposable drug pen. Upon attachment to the pen, the add-on module may: determine dosage selected, injection of selected dosage, duration of injection, time of injection, whether the pen has been primed or shaken to thoroughly mix up insulin mixtures, transmit information relating to insulin dosage and injection to a data management unit, provide reminders, error warning or messages on improper usage or reusage of needles, track amount of drug remaining on board the pen or duration of usage of pen with respect to expiry of the drug on board, or provide an audible alarm for locating misplaced pen and module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Krulevitch, Robert Wilk, Ulrich Kraft, Donna Savage, Nick Foley, James Glencross, David Shepherd, Zara Sieh
  • Patent number: 8556867
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a “smart” drug delivery system are provided which includes an add-on module and a reusable or disposable drug pen in conjunction with a data management unit(s) DMU. Upon attachment to the pen, the add-on module may: determine dosage selected, injection of selected dosage, duration of injection, time of injection, whether the pen has been primed or shaken to thoroughly mix up insulin mixtures, transmit information relating to insulin dosage and injection to a data management unit, provide reminders, error warning or messages on improper usage or reuse of needles, track amount of drug remaining on board the pen or duration of usage of pen with respect to expiry of the drug on board, or provide an audible alarm for locating misplaced pen and module. Methods of using the drug delivery system are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Krulevitch, Robert Wilk, Ulrich Kraft, Donna Savage, Nick Foley, James Glencross, David Shepherd, Zara Sieh, David Price
  • Patent number: 8556865
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a medical module are provided which includes a primary module housing, a secondary module housing, a dosage sensor, a power source, and a microcontroller. The module is configured to be attached to a disposable drug delivery pen or a reusable drug delivery pen so that the module may: determine dosage selected, injection of selected dosage, duration of injection, time of injection, whether the pen has been primed or shaken to thoroughly mix up insulin mixtures, transmit information relating to insulin dosage and injection to a data management unit, provide reminders, error warning or messages on improper usage or reusage of needles, track amount of drug remaining on board the pen or duration of usage of pen with respect to expiry of the drug on board, or provide an audible alarm for locating misplaced pen and module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Peter Krulevitch, Robert Wilk, Ulrich Kraft, Donna Savage, Nick Foley, James Glencross, David Shepherd, Zara Sieh