Means Broken, Cut, Pierced, Or Torn To Permit Material Flow To Body Patents (Class 604/244)
  • Patent number: 11219383
    Abstract: A charger for charging a plurality of pressure sensing catheters is provided. The charger has a plurality of charging ports of which a first charging port and a second charging port receives a first connector and a second connector respectively. The first and second connectors each have a first and second radiofrequency identification tags respectively, having information indicative of identifiable information of a first and second pressure sensing catheters respectively. The charger has a plurality of antennas, of which a first antenna and a second antenna can be positioned proximate to the first charging port, and second charging port respectively. When the first connector is inserted into the first charging port, the first radiofrequency identification tag is guided to a predetermined orientation with respect to the first antenna to minimize a spacing therebetween, and to maximize absorption of radiofrequency energy therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Laborie Medical Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Michael Kaluzny, Adrian G. Dacko, Marato Gebremichael, David Nathaniel Cole, Christopher Driver
  • Patent number: 11197996
    Abstract: A medical delivery device for delivering a medical device includes a navigable elongated member, a deployment bay, and a compression mechanism. The deployment bay may be configured to house the medical device as the medical device is navigated to the target site. The deployment bay may be at a distal end of the delivery device and may include a distal opening through which the medical device may be deployed. The compression mechanism is configured to longitudinally compress in response to a predetermined force such that the elongated member and deployment bay are relatively closer together along a longitudinal axis of the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth C. Gardeski, Ronald A. Drake, Xin Chen, Michael R. Leners, Lonnie D. Ronning, Lester O. Stener, Matthew D. Bonner, Jean M. Carver, Brian P. Colin, Alexander R. Mattson, Kathryn Hilpisch, Vladimir Grubac
  • Patent number: 11155379
    Abstract: A container has a container body extending along a longitudinal axis from a bottom end to a top end. The container body may define an internal cavity for holding a substance. The container body may include one or more shoulders, such as a first and/or second shoulder (e.g., axial shoulder). The shoulders may be located at the top end of the container. The container may include a neck located (e.g., nesting) between the first and second axial shoulder. The neck may be configured to accept a closure device. The neck may have an inner surface that defines a passageway into the internal cavity. The container may include one or more impact absorbing regions, such as a first axial impact absorbing region. The first axial impact absorbing region may be configured to absorb an axial force applied to the first axial shoulder and/or the second axial shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Oscar Xoy, Scott Demarest, Vijay Rajen, Trivikram Belagod, Zachary Nelson
  • Patent number: 11123188
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments of introducer devices provide hemostatic sealing and allow a delivery catheter to be inserted through the introducer seals without the use of a separate loader device that covers a medical device that is mounted on the catheter. Some disclosed introducers comprise a housing, a distal sheath extending distally from the housing and adapted to be inserted into a patient's vasculature, a distal hemostatic seal mounted within the housing and a proximal hemostatic seal mounted within the housing, and a slidable tube positioned within the housing that is movable longitudinally relative to the distal hemostatic seal between a proximal position and a distal position, wherein in the proximal position a distal end of the tube is positioned proximal to the distal hemostatic seal with the distal hemostatic seal closed, and wherein in the distal position the distal end of the tube extends through the distal hemostatic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. Gray, Tung T. Le, Andrew Oien, Sonny Tran, Thanh Huy Le, Robert Bowes, Maria L. Saravia, Uy D. Trinh, Hamid Rafi, Alejandro J. Froimovich Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11020576
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include devices for time release of measured quantities of an active ingredient and storage of animal management information. One embodiment disclosed herein releases an active ingredient, and then, at optionally varied intervals, releases additional doses into the same environment. The active ingredients are compartmentalized and, upon receiving an appropriate signal, open to dispense the active ingredient into the animal. Accordingly, in one embodiment, a device includes an engagement member to move a cap to dispense the active ingredient, and in another embodiment, includes a pellet that is attached to the cap to move the cap and dispense the active ingredient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: JVD, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Vandierendonck, Marcelo A. Martinez
  • Patent number: 10905856
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing dialysis are described. The apparatus is a patch which provides structural support to a blood vessel, such as vein or fistula. The patch provides a location for puncturing the blood vessel with a needle, either at the puncture site or on the back side to prevent the needle from going through the blood vessel. The patch may also be palpated, allowing health care provider to easily locate a preferred puncture site. The method includes placing the patch on the blood vessel, and using the patch to provide a location for providing dialysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Simon B. Rayhanabad
  • Patent number: 10828464
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a medical device anchor system include an anchor device, a tether, and an adapter for securing a medical instrument (such as a catheter or the like) in place relative to a skin penetration point using subcutaneous anchors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERRAD Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Rosenberg, Mark R. Christianson
  • Patent number: 10675820
    Abstract: An overmolding method for forming joints in a fluid-flow apparatus utilizes a connector or fitting as a component for mold forming. The connector or fitting is not removed after the overmolding and thus forms part of the joint assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Paul Robert DuPont, Jr., Kevin McKiernan
  • Patent number: 10619752
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure equalizing device for facilitating drug reconstitution in a closed system. The pressure equalizing device includes a container for attachment to a receptacle, to permit pressure equalization between the container and the receptacle. The container includes a first chamber and a second chamber. The device further includes a vent channel extending between the first chamber and a distal opening of the vent channel. In accordance with the invention, when the receptacle is connected to the pressure equalizing device, the vent channel establishes direct fluid communication between the first chamber and the receptacle. Additionally, a longitudinal axis of the pressure equalizing device is configured to be aligned with or parallel to a longitudinal axis of the receptacle when the pressure equalizing device is attached to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Cederschiöld
  • Patent number: 10556099
    Abstract: A male luer (10) is surrounded by a hood (20). A lever (30) is connected to a base end portion (13) of the male luer via a base (15). The lever includes a locking portion (31) and an operating portion (35). A locking claw (32) protrudes from the locking portion toward the male luer. The locking portion is disposed in a cut-out (23) that is formed in the hood. The lever is elastically pivotable so that when an outer surface of the operating portion is pressed, the locking claw moves away from the male luer. When viewed along a central axis (3a), a connector main body (3) has a major axis (15a) in the direction in which the male luer opposes the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiko Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9463309
    Abstract: A sealing assembly is utilized for a fluid infusion device that cooperates with a fluid reservoir having a reservoir port and a hollow fluid reservoir needle at least partially located within the reservoir port. The sealing assembly has a reservoir port receptacle with a proximal end, a distal end extending from the proximal end, and a needle opening formed in the distal end to receive the hollow fluid reservoir needle. The sealing assembly also has a fluid chamber located at least partially in the reservoir port receptacle, and a needle sealing element having a self-sealing needle opening formed therein. The needle sealing element is located within the reservoir port receptacle between the distal end and the fluid chamber. The self-sealing needle opening accommodates the hollow fluid reservoir needle when the reservoir port engages the reservoir port receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew William Yavorsky, Edgardo C. Halili, Eric M. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 9345828
    Abstract: A convenience kit, use of which transforms a conventional IV container spiking and dispensing system to a safety system for handling hazardous drugs. The kit provides a spike receiving subsystem which is interposed between a spike of an IV set and a needle-less syringe connector affixed to a hazardous drug containing IV container to provide a closed pathway for delivering the hazardous drugs and to allow for detaching a spent container without exposing the hazardous drugs to a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Anthony Browne
  • Patent number: 9301755
    Abstract: A fastener cartridge can comprise a support portion, a tissue thickness compensator positioned relative to the support portion, and a plurality of fasteners positioned within the support portion and/or the tissue thickness compensator which can be utilized to fasten tissue. In use, the fastener cartridge can be positioned in a first jaw of a surgical fastening device, wherein a second jaw, or anvil, can be positioned opposite the first jaw. To deploy the fasteners, a staple-deploying member is advanced through the fastener cartridge to move the fasteners toward the anvil. As the fasteners are deployed, the fasteners can capture at least a portion of the tissue thickness compensator therein along with at least a portion of the tissue being fastened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Chester O. Baxter, III, Taylor W. Aronhalt, Joseph E. Young
  • Patent number: 9061122
    Abstract: A catheter securement device (100) holds a medical article such as a catheter hub or a connector fitting in position upon the body of a patient and at least inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article. The securement device (100) includes a retainer (120) and at least one anchor pad (110). The retainer (120) has one or more curved ribs (280) into which at least a portion of the medical article is inserted. The retainer (120) includes a spine (145) that extends in a proximal direction from the retainer (120). The spine (145) includes a clip (147) having an abutment surface that can abut against a contact point or surface on the medical article. The abutment, in conjunction with a second abutment and/or a tapering shape of the retainer (120), inhibits longitudinal movement of the medical article in both proximal and distal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Bierman, Richard A. Pluth
  • Publication number: 20150141906
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed to reduce the tissue trauma that occurs when a physician retracts or otherwise deforms a patient's tissues for surgery or other medical procedures. In one part, methods and devices are disclosed for cooling the tissue around the incision. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed that elute drugs into the tissues of the tissue margin. In another part, methods and devices are disclosed to engage tissues during retraction to cushion, to sense tissue state, and to modulate tissue state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Charles Anthony Pell, Hugh Charles Crenshaw
  • Publication number: 20150126968
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for fluid delivery. The device may include a housing having an outer surface which includes a porous membrane, a fluid reservoir disposed in the interior region of the main housing and formed at least in part by a wall structure, a puncture mechanism operable to puncture the wall structure and form a fluidic path between the fluid reservoir and one or more channels in fluid communication with the porous membrane, and a positive displacement mechanism operable, following puncture of the wall structure, to drive a fluid out of the fluid reservoir, through the one or more channels, and into the porous membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ramkumar Abhishek, Felicia Linn
  • Publication number: 20150126868
    Abstract: A device for delivering a drug comprising an elongate hollow body having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end. The hollow body includes a radially outer peripheral wall, which surrounds a radially inner, and elongate hollow space. The peripheral wall of the hollow body has at least one drug outlet opening between the two longitudinal ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Adrian SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20150119819
    Abstract: An injection site for medical lines includes a tubular body made of molded plastic material within which an elastic element made of thermoplastic material is overmolded on an enlarged end of the tubular body. The enlarged end delimits an inner annular flange and is formed with at least one radial through-hole through which the elastic element is overmolded in order to rest axially against the inner annular flange and fill the radial through-hole with an appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 8998840
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering fluidic media to a user having a second housing portion configured to be selectively operatively engaged with and disengaged from a first housing portion, the first housing portion and the second housing portion configured to be slidable relative to each other to operatively engage each other; and a fluid connector supported by one the housing portions in a position to engage a reservoir supported by an other of the housing portions in a case where the first housing portion and the second housing portion are slid relative to each other to operatively engage each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 8998858
    Abstract: A connecting structure for connecting a first member in fluid flow connection with a second member may include a receptacle structure provided on the first member and having an interior chamber and an opening into the interior chamber in which a needle and a pierceable member surrounding a piercing end of the needle may be supported. The second member may include a connection portion that has a septum supported in an interior chamber having a size and shape suitable to be received at least partially into the opening of the receptacle structure upon moving the first member and the second member together to push the pierceable member toward the piercing end of the needle to cause the piercing end of the needle to pierce the pierceable member and the septum to come into fluid flow communication with the interior chamber of the connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Rafael Bikovsky, Neil Andre Quitoviera, Arsen Ibranyan, Matthew William Yavorsky, Mona-Lisa Alexander
  • Publication number: 20150080856
    Abstract: A medical infusion device including a chamber characterized by an upper body joined to a lower body by a reversibly collapsible sidewall, affixed to the upper body is a downward extending needle, wherein the upper body having two channels, the first channel fluidly coupled to the needle and the second channel fluidly coupled to the interior of the chamber, further wherein each channel is configured to receive fluid from outside of the chamber, the lower body comprising a pierceable barrier that can be pierced by the needle; wherein the chamber has a collapsed state and an expanded state, the collapsed state characterized as the sidewall being collapsed and the needle piercing entirely through the pierceable barrier, the expanded state characterized as the needle less than entirely piercing through the pierceable barrier and the chamber capable of retaining a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David Stroup, Arthur Deptala
  • Publication number: 20150057613
    Abstract: A sterile fluid pathway connector includes a piercing member, a connector hub, and a pierceable seal; wherein at least a portion of the pierceable seal is configured to move from a first position in which the piercing member is retained within a sterile cavity between the pierceable seal and the connector hub, to a second position in which the pierceable seal has been penetrated by the piercing member. A filter may be utilized to enclose the sterile cavity from the outside environment. Such fluid pathway connections may be integrated into a fluid container having a barrel and a plunger seal. The components of the fluid pathway connector may further be capable of transmitting a signal to the user upon completion of fluid delivery, for example, upon contact between the plunger seal and the pierceable seal. A fluid delivery pump includes such integrated fluid pathway connectors and fluid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew J. Clemente, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Publication number: 20150045745
    Abstract: The disclosures made herein relate to an infusion device specifically adapted for syringe injections. In one embodiment of the disclosures made herein, an infusion device comprises a body including an accessible surface having a single inlet port therein, an engagement surface having a single outlet port therein, a medication delivery channel extending between the single inlet port and the single outlet port, and an identification feature on the accessible surface of the body adjacent to the single inlet port. The single inlet port of the medication delivery channel is tapered thereby forming a funnel-shaped entry into the medication delivery channel. A cannula is coupled to the body at the single outlet port and is adapted for receiving medication from the single outlet port and transmitting the medication therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Catherine C. Patton
  • Patent number: 8951230
    Abstract: A indwelling needle includes an outer needle, an outer needle hub with a flow path communicating with the inside of the outer needle and configured to connect a connector to the flow path, and a valve mechanism which opens and closes the flow path. The valve mechanism includes a valve element in the middle of the flow path having an openable/closable opening/closing section and an operation member having a side hole and configured to open and close the opening/closing section. The valve mechanism is positionable in a state in which the operation member penetrates through the opening/closing section to protrude therefrom and the side hole is located closer to the front end side than the opening/closing section. When infusion liquid is supplied in this state, the liquid flows to the flow path through the side hole and the dead space within the flow path is filled with the infusion liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidenori Tanabe, Masao Kawamura, Takato Murashita
  • Patent number: 8940251
    Abstract: A sample liquid supply device includes a container tip into which the sample liquid is introduced, a hollow needle provided at one end of the container tip such that a hollow part thereof communicates with inside of the container tip, and a sealing member that covers an opening from which the sample liquid is introduced, wherein the sealing member has a puncture-sealing property achieved by elastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20150011976
    Abstract: An active agent or drug injecting device (10) includes a main housing (16) containing a trigger mechanism (24) which can be manually activated via release bar (32) or remotely triggered via wireless receiver (70) activating motor (74), and a second housing (80) containing an injection- and needle-assembly (22). The needle (30) encloses a dry carrier (26) having an active agent (12) disposed thereon. The trigger mechanism triggers the injection assembly to propel the needle into the skin (via spring (54)), to inject the active agent into a living organism (either by letting the active agent diffuse out of the needle or by actively flushing it out), and to subsequently retract the needle back into the housing (80) (via spring (64)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Lucien Vouillamoz, Melissa Rosen, Judy L. Walish, Daniel Yasevac, Michel Bruehwiler
  • Publication number: 20150005716
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. A base is provided which is adapted to receive a reservoir. The base has a base engagement member, such as a detent, projecting therefrom. A cap is provided which is adapted to receive the base. The cap includes a first cap engagement member, such as a detent opening, which is adapted to removably engage the base detent. The cap further includes a second cap detent opening which is adapted to removably engage the base detent. A piercing member, such as a needle, is disposed in the interior of the cap in such a manner that the needle is separated from the reservoir septum when the base detent is in the first cap detent opening, and the needle pierces the reservoir septum when the base detent is in the second cap detent opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy W. Adair, Sheldon B. Moberg, Chalirmkiert Srisathapat
  • Publication number: 20140350485
    Abstract: An infusion set system, including a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto is disclosed. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Publication number: 20140336593
    Abstract: Drug delivery devices are provided that are configured to release drug following passive or active activation of the device protecting the drug contained therein. In one aspect, the device may be configured to release a drug following selective application of light irradiation to the device. In another aspect, the device is configured to a release drug following degradation of at least a part of the device body that is formed, for example, from a bioerodible, hermetic material. An exemplary bioerodible, hermetic material is a biodegradable glass. Still other aspects provide for release of a drug upon a combination of both passive and active activation of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Coppeta, Robert Dyer, Sheryl Kane, Vipul Taneja, John T. Santini, JR., Catherine Santini
  • Patent number: 8858485
    Abstract: The connector for a fluid line of an extracorporeal circuit comprises a tubular body which internally defines a fluid passage, a first connection port predisposed for coupling to the fluid line, a second connection port predisposed for coupling to a male Luer connector borne by an external element, and a closure element of the second connection port. The closure element is formed of a breakable membrane made in a single piece with the tubular body. On coupling, the membrane is broken by the truncoconical projection of the male Luer connector. The connector connects a service line of an extracorporeal circuit to a pressure sensor of a dialysis machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Roberto Neri, Andrea Paltrinieri
  • Publication number: 20140288511
    Abstract: An injector (100) may include a container (102) having a wall (110) with an interior surface (112) and a seal assembly (140) with an interior surface (142), the interior surfaces (110) of the wall (110) and the seal assembly (140) defining a closed sterile reservoir (150) filled with a drug product. The injector (100) may also include a fluid delivery system comprising a clean, unsheathed, rigid container needle (180) having a point (182) disposed only partially through the seal assembly (140) in a storage state, and disposed through the interior surface (142) of the seal assembly (140) into the sterile reservoir (150) in a delivery state. Further, the injection may include an actuator (106) that is adapted to move the container needle from the storage state to the delivery state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Francisca Tan-Malecki, Ron Forster, Scott Nunn, Mark Dominis Holt, Son Tran, Sheldon Moberg
  • Publication number: 20140276452
    Abstract: Spikes, spike and tubing sets and fluid administrations systems are disclosed. A fluid administration system may include a fluid container having a septum and containing a fluid, a spike, and a flexible tube. The spike may include a hollow access tube extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the spike, a platform surrounding the hollow access tube at a location between the distal and proximal ends, and a sharp tip-end at the distal end. The access tube has a central bore and a sidewall, each extending from the proximal to the distal end. The access tube may include at least one opening extending from the central bore to the sidewall and located between the platform and the sharp tip-end. The flexible tube is configured to connect to the access tube and to deliver fluid from the access tube to a fluid administration location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin P. COWAN, Raymond C. HOFFMAN
  • Patent number: 8827957
    Abstract: A basal hub for attaching to an infusion base is disclosed. The hub includes a fluid reservoir and pressure actuating device. A septum portion of the reservoir is configured to be opened by a flow cannula that is in fluid communication with an infusion cannula of the infusion base, when the basal hub is attached to the infusion base. The pressure actuating device applies pressure to the fluid reservoir, such that when the septum portion of the fluid reservoir is pierced by the by the flow cannula, liquid stored in the fluid reservoir is released from the fluid reservoir into the infusion cannula of the infusion base via the flow cannula. The basal hub is configured to deliver a basal dose of insulin during periods of inactivity, such as during sleep time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Gary M. Searle, Charles George Hwang
  • Patent number: 8821454
    Abstract: A dispensing device and the method of making same for dispensing medicaments to a patient that includes a housing, a first assembly connected to the first end of the housing that includes a body portion, and a penetrating sub-assembly. The first assembly also includes a rate control chip of novel construction that is connected to the penetrating sub-assembly and functions to control the rate of flow of medicinal fluid to the patient. Disposed within the housing is a second assembly that includes a shuttle, a collapsible container carried by the shuttle and a plurality of variable force springs that function to thrust the collapsible container into penetrating engagement with the penetrating member of the penetrating assembly and then to collapse the collapsible container to deliver the medicinal fluid to the patient. Connected to the second end of the housing is a novel third assembly that includes an operating member that is threadably connected to the shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Bioquiddity, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall S. Kriesel, Richard P. Watts, Donald B. Bivin, Phillip C. Trenholme, Joshua W. Kriesel, Alan D. Langerud
  • Publication number: 20140228775
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for applying an anti-pathogenic material to various surfaces of a medical device, wherein the method includes identifying various surfaces of the medical tests which include noncritical dimensions, and limiting the application of the anti-pathogenic material to those surfaces. Some aspects of the invention further include the application of an anti-pathogenic lubricant material to various parts or components of a medical device to reduce friction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, S. Ray Isaacson, Marty L. Stout
  • Patent number: 8801660
    Abstract: A device for inserting a cannula into tissue, including a cannula, a protective element which can accommodate said cannula, an operating element for moving the cannula out of the protective element, and a holder fixedly connected to the cannula. The invention encompasses a system for connecting a liquid supply to the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Marcel Hunn, Juerg Liniger, Patrik Denoth, Marc Oesch, Markus Buetikofer, Rudolf Zihlmann, Simon Scheurer
  • Publication number: 20140213975
    Abstract: A fluid pathway connection includes a piercing member, a connection hub, and a sliding pierceable seal, wherein the sliding pierceable seal is configured to move from a first position, where the piercing member is initially retained within a sterile cavity between the connection hub and the sliding pierceable seal, to a second position, where the pierceable seal has been penetrated by the piercing member. A filter may be utilized to enclose the sterile cavity from the outside environment. The fluid pathway connection may further be configured to move to a third position where one or more interconnects and/or one or more corresponding contacts are permitted to transmit a signal to the user. Such fluid pathway connections may be integrated into a drug container having a barrel and a plunger seal. A drug delivery pump includes such integrated fluid pathway connections and drug containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventors: Matthew J. Clemente, Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ryan M. Agard, Nicholas J. Ciccarelli
  • Patent number: 8740859
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a vascular access device having a septum positioned within a lumen of the device, the device further having a pusher for providing a fluid pathway through the septum. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for improving flow of a fluid through the access device, while minimizing stagnation of fluids within the device. These systems and methods include various modified fluid pathways and interactions between the vascular access device body, the septum and the pusher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Austin Jason McKinnon, S. Ray Isaacson, Marty L. Stout
  • Patent number: 8740847
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device includes an automatic needle retraction mechanism configured to automatically retract a delivery end of a needle into a housing. In one embodiment, the needle assembly is configured to automatically withdraw the delivery end of the needle into the housing upon an actuator moving from the first position to the second position. In one embodiment, the needle assembly is configured to automatically withdraw the delivery end of the needle into the housing upon decoupling a bottom surface of the housing from a skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Valeritas, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven F. Levesque, Geoffrey H. Jenkins, Robert L. Standley, Matthew P. Johnson, Daniel A. Dube, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140142518
    Abstract: A septum for a port is provided, the septum having a top wall and a side wall. The side wall can include a pressure-activated valve element for regulating the flow of fluid across the valve. The curvature of the side wall and the geometry of the sidewall and the housing can be tailored to bias the valve element to open at different pressures during infusion and aspiration. The side wall can also include an extended portion that can function as a suture wing for securing the port within a port pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Marcia Nardone, Damon Casiello
  • Patent number: 8728042
    Abstract: An injection syringe, having a syringe cylinder, a plunger rod inserted therein and connected to a stopper by way of a coupling part, and a module that is provided in the proximal end of the syringe cylinder and having a cannula, mounted in a cannula holder received in a guided sleeve, and a sealing insert for the fluid-tight closure of the proximal end of the syringe cylinder and a protection cap for protecting the cannula, wherein the protective cap on the inner circumference has ribs extending in an axial direction, which engage in corresponding grooves of the driving part for a rotary drive thereof, and wherein in the sealing insert a hollow space is formed, which is closed on the proximal side and on the distal side transitions into an opening, by way of which a tip of the coupling part can be coupled to the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Pharma Consult GES.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Brigitte Pickhard
  • Publication number: 20140128792
    Abstract: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device and method for hemodialysis including a needle access port having a housing defining a septum, wherein the septum is configured for needle access. Generally, the needle access port will have three septa for communication with valves configured to be anastomosed to a large-diameter blood vessel. The valves are in fluid communication with a flow of blood through the large-diameter blood vessel. The device also includes an elongate tube having a first and a second elongate lumen, wherein a first end of the tube is coupled to the needle access port and a second end of the tube is coupled to the valve. The device can be cleaned by injecting a cleaning fluid into a first septum of the needle access port and extracting it though the second septum of the needle access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Yuan-Ping Li, Sherri Jane Hall, Kelvin Hong, Shishira Nagesh, Mary Katherine O'Grady, Thomas Reifsnyder, Thora Thorgilsdottir, Clifford R. Weiss, Brandon Doan, Soumyadipta Acharya
  • Patent number: 8708964
    Abstract: A needle assembly is provided with the housing, and IV cannula for accessing a blood vessel and a non-patient cannula for communication with an evacuated tube. A flashback chamber is provided in the housing at or near the distal end of the housing. A shield is hinged to a portion of the assembly proximally of the entrance to the flashback chamber. As a result, good visibility of the flashback chamber is achieved. After use, the shield can be rotated into a closed portion for surrounding the IV cannula and avoiding accidental needle sticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BD Medical Products, PTE. Ltd.
    Inventors: Alvin Chee Leong Tan, Jon Yaohan Moh
  • Patent number: 8696637
    Abstract: A transdermal patch that can easily deliver a controlled volume of a fluidic drug compound to skin is provided. More particularly, the patch contains a microneedle assembly that is configured to be placed in fluid communication with a drug delivery assembly. The microneedle assembly contains a support and a plurality of microneedles that extend outwardly from the support. The microneedles are formed with one or more channels of a certain dimension such that passive capillary flow drives a flow of the drug compound. The drug delivery assembly contains a reservoir for the drug compound that is in fluid communication with a rate control membrane that helps control a flow rate of the drug compound by modulating a pressure of the drug compound, downstream from the reservoir. A release member is also positioned adjacent to the microneedle and drug delivery assemblies. Prior to use, the release member acts as a barrier to the flow of the drug compound and thus inhibits premature leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide
    Inventor: Russell F. Ross
  • Publication number: 20140100525
    Abstract: A medicament injection device includes a device body portion that includes a penetrating member channel. A penetrating member is provided with a sharpened distal tip and shaft portion that is slidably disposed within the penetrating channel to provide for a penetrating to travel in a linear axial movement. A pierceable membrane isolates a penetrating member in an associated penetrating member chamber. A medicament reservoir is in fluid communication with the penetrating member. The medicament reservoir is configured to house a medicament and is coupled to the penetrating member to allow for delivery of medicament to a tissue site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Dominique M. Freeman
  • Publication number: 20140088550
    Abstract: An infusion set is disclosed that includes an inserter including an inserter housing having at least one flexible arm for holding an infusion set in a single axial position prior to insertion of at least a portion of a cannula of the infusion set, the inserter housing having a surface for contacting the patient's skin. The inserter also includes a movable plunger disposed within the inserter housing for releasing the infusion set from the inserter housing, impacting the infusion set, and imparting momentum to the infusion set to insert the cannula into the patient's skin. The inserter additionally includes a biasing element biasing the plunger toward the activated position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Bené, Russell Cole, Arthur Klotz, Melissa Rosen, Judy Lin Walish, Michel Bruehwiler, Michael Creighton
  • Patent number: 8679063
    Abstract: A system for controlling fluid flow in a catheter assembly is disclosed herein. An intravenous catheter assembly has a catheter adapter and a needle hub, and the catheter adapter has an inner lumen. A septum is disposed within a portion of the inner lumen, and a slit is formed through the septum. A Parylene coating is disposed within the slit of the septum, the Parylene coating has a thickness of between approximately 0.00005 to 0.0005 millimeters. An introducer needle has a first end coupled to the needle hub and the second end extending through the inner lumen of the catheter adapter. A middle portion of the introducer needle is positioned within a portion of the septum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Marty L. Stout, Weston F. Harding, S. Ray Isaacson, Yiping Ma, Austin Jason McKinnon
  • Patent number: 8679073
    Abstract: A repeater system may control a pump by using a repeater and a user interface. An adhesive patch system may be used for affixing a pump or other object to a human body. Such an adhesive patch system may include two sets of adhesive members, each member including an adhesive material on at least one side so as to attach to the body. The members of the first set are spaced to allow the members of the second set to attach to the body in spaces provided between the members of the first set, and the members of the second set are spaced to allow members of the first set to detach from the body without detaching the members of the second set. Also, fill stations and base stations are provided for personal pump systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Larry B. Gray
  • Publication number: 20140074045
    Abstract: The male connector of the present disclosure allows for the flow of fluids therethrough and includes a movable blunt needle having a shoulder projecting radially outwards from the movable blunt needle. The male connector also includes an outer cylinder body formed around the movable blunt needle and disposed in coaxial alignment to the movable blunt needle, a blunt needle retainer which retains the movable blunt needle so that the movable blunt needle can move in an axial direction, and a valve which opens as a result of the movable blunt needle moving in the axial direction when the posterior end presses against the valve. This occurs when the movable blunt needle is inserted into a corresponding connection site, such as a female connector, and the shoulder presses against the connection site to force the movable blunt needle in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Susumu Miyasaka
  • Publication number: 20140066850
    Abstract: A medical infusion pump pressure plate adapter system and components that include a tube set, a control module and a reusable adapter plate in various embodiments. The tube set having a fluid tube for supplying fluid, medication, or nutrients, and an interface card component having a generally flat top surface portion fixed to the exterior surface of the fluid tube at an intermediate location of the fluid tube. The control module having a processor and a chassis with a pumping mechanism for pumping fluid through the fluid tube. Further, the reusable adapter plate has a first end pivotally mounted to the chassis of the control module for long-term pivotal retention and a second end selectively mounted to chassis of the control panel. The reusable adapter plate contains a recessed feature configured for receipt of the interface card component of the tube set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Renee Robert, Steve Cote, Jeff Taylor