Container For Blood Or Body Treating Material, Or Means Used Therewith (e.g., Needle For Piercing Container Closure, Etc.) Patents (Class 604/403)
  • Patent number: 10806673
    Abstract: A vial puck configured for attachment to a vial containing a drug is provided. The vial puck includes various features for facilitating uniform control of vials of various sizes in an automatic compounder system. The vial puck features may include a vial recess for receiving a vial of a particular size and securing the vial within the vial recess. The features may also include a cylindrical central portion, perpendicular extensions that extend from a top of the cylindrical central portion, a gear extending from the cylindrical central portion, and a sealing member disposed in the cylindrical central portion. The vial puck may include a cylindrical protrusion configured to press against a septum of the vial to form a seal between the vial puck and the vial. The sealing member may be configured to receive a needle of the compounder system therethrough to allow access to the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Zollinger, Neil Quitoviera, Dereck Ferdaws
  • Patent number: 10793327
    Abstract: Provided is a multi-part lyophilization container for lyophilizing a fluid, storing the lyophilizate, reconstituting the lyophilizate, and infusing the reconstituted lyophilizate into a patient, including a method of using same. The container includes a front surface, a back surface, a non-breathable section including a port region, a breathable section including a breathable membrane, and an occlusion zone encompassing a boundary between the non-breathable section and the breathable section. The non-breathable section is configured to accommodate any of a liquid, a solid, a gas or combination thereof. The breathable section is configured to accommodate only a gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Terumo BCT Biotechnologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk L. Weimer, Nate T. Johnson, Dennis J. Hlavinka, Kestas P. Parakininkas
  • Patent number: 10765348
    Abstract: A medical sensor device includes a sensor assembly including an underside surface for attachment against a patient's skin, a sensor portion to detect a characteristic of the patient, and sensor assembly contacts which in operation carry signals representing the detected characteristic. The device also includes a transmitter assembly removably engageable with the sensor assembly and including circuitry to take the signals from the sensor assembly contacts and to transmit readings of the detected characteristic to external equipment. The device also includes mechanical interface components on the sensor assembly and the transmitter assembly which allow the transmitter assembly to be brought into abutment with the sensor assembly at a first angular position via relative axial movement between them, and then allow a relative rotation of the assemblies with respect to one another towards a second angular position and presents axial separation of the assemblies in the second angular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Antonio, Eric Allan Larson, Jose J. Ruelas, Akhil Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10754924
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed. The system comprises a range detection system, configured for scanning a scene to provide range data arranged gridwise over a plurality of picture elements, and a data processing system configured for processing the range data to monitor hygienic activity, preferably hand hygienic activity, of an individual in the scene. Preferably, the picture elements are devoid of any color data and any grayscale data. In some embodiments of the present invention the data processing system identifies one or more of the moments for hand hygiene as defined by the World Health Organization, and monitors the hygienic activity in relation to these five moments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Antisep-Tech Ltd.
    Inventors: Barak Katz, Oded Zahavi
  • Patent number: 10716736
    Abstract: A transfer device (10) for removing or transferring a medium out of or into a bottle (20) having a bottle neck (34) that can be closed by means of a closure (42), including a first adapter part (12), which can be positioned on the bottle, and a second adapter part (14), which interacts with the first adapter part, which can be displaced in the longitudinal direction of the bottle, and has a conducting element (50) for piercing the closure. After the second adapter part (14) has been displaced along the first adapter part in the direction of the closure (42) and the second adapter part has been locked, the first adapter part (12) is non-releasably fastened to or around the bottle (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MEDAC GESELLSCHAFT FÜR KLINISCHE SPEZIALPRÄPARATE MBH
    Inventors: Sonja Schuldt-Lieb, Friedrich Pipelka
  • Patent number: 10695549
    Abstract: An adapter for making a fluid connection between first and second medical fluid flow components, where the first component includes a first male or female Luer connector of a first configuration, and the component includes a second male female Luer connector of a second configuration, that is not compatible with the first configuration, includes a fluid flow conduit with a first adapter connector at a first end of the conduit and a second adapter connector at a second end of the conduit. The conduit includes a fluid flow lumen extending between the first and second ends. The first adapter connector is a male or female Luer having a first configuration that is compatible with the first medical fluid flow component connector. The second adapter connector is a male or female Luer having a second configuration that is compatible with the second medical fluid flow component connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: James Darren Roxas, Chaitra Kishore
  • Patent number: 10675220
    Abstract: A clean environment for mixing injectable drugs having a floor and back member made of stainless steel that is L shaped when seen from the side. The base portion sits on top of a drawer assembly. The back portion has accessory retaining compartments mounted on the left and right side that hold accessories necessary for the process of injecting drugs into IV bags. An IV tip holder is magnetically held to the base portion. Integral posts are located on the top portion of the back member to removably retain the end of a standard IV bag. A circular cutout on the base portion allows for the insertion of a plastic cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Irene Gabriela Okonski-Fernandez, Deborah Zerda-Andrews
  • Patent number: 10618257
    Abstract: Provided are a light-shielding sheet that has a function of shielding light of a specific wavelength and that is capable of preventing a light-shielding substance from being transferred into the contents and seeping out of a container and a container produced using the light-shielding sheet. This light-shielding sheet of the present invention has a multilayer structure of three or more layers including at least one light-shielding layer that shields a specific wavelength and/or eluate-blocking layer that blocks substances eluted from the light-shielding layer. When producing a container from the light-shielding sheet, an eluate-blocking layer A is provided at least between the light-shielding layer and an innermost layer or on the innermost layer, and an eluate-blocking layer B is provided between the light-shielding layer and an outermost layer or on the outermost layer. The light-shielding layer may further double as an eluate-blocking layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Fujimori Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyoaki Suzuki, Koichi Miura, Junpei Nomura
  • Patent number: 10617569
    Abstract: A system for wound treatment using a serum, comprising a device for recovering serum from whole blood, comprising: a blood bag for the reception and coagulation of whole blood, which has an outlet for discharging the serum-containing fluid from the blood bag and a barrier in the region of the outlet for retaining the coagulum, a filter module which is fluidically connected to the blood bag and comprises a housing and an interior, in which a semi-permeable membrane is arranged, said membrane dividing the interior into a retentate space and a permeate space and separating the fluid discharged from the blood bag into a permeate comprising the serum and into a retentate in which any particulate components contained in the fluid remain. The system for wound treatment further comprises a wound care system with a capillary membrane system for dispensing the serum to a wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Florian Bonn
  • Patent number: 10617814
    Abstract: An infusion pouch set with a built-in injection medicine bottle having a vial function including: a discharge port 20 provided at an outlet 12 of a pouch container 10; and an injection port 30 provided at an inlet 14 of the pouch container 10; wherein the injection port 30 comprises, an injection needle part 40 configured to have an injection needle 44 provided vertically on an upper part of an injection needle holder 42 which is welded to the inlet 14 of the pouch container 10; an inner cap 50 having a sealing membrane 52 which is coupled to the injection needle holder 42 of the injection needle part 40, accommodates the injection needle 44 therein, and is punctured by the injection needle 44 when lowered; an outer cap 60 which is vertically moveable along the same axis as the inner cap 50 and accommodates an injection medicine bottle 70 in an upside down state therein; and a packing holder 90 which is vertically movably coupled at an upper part of the sealing membrane 52 of the inner cap 50, and a lower par
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: JCTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-jae Lee, Ho-jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10576019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connection assembly for directing a medical liquid that includes a connector through which a medical liquid can be delivered, an attachment part that can be connected to connector and is attachable to a delivery device for delivery of a medical liquid through the connector, and has an opening in which the connector engages with the attachment part, and a sealing element for sealing the transition between the connector and the attachment part. The sealing element can be inserted into the opening of the attachment part in an insertion direction in such a manner that the sealing element is held between the attachment part and the connector with the attachment part attached to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Torsten Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 10449306
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir system is provided. The fluid reservoir system includes a fluid reservoir that defines a chamber to receive a fluid, and the fluid reservoir includes an outlet. The fluid reservoir system includes a source of pressure to draw the fluid into the outlet and a wicking membrane is coupled to the fluid reservoir that covers the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronics MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Grover, Sherif M. Ali
  • Patent number: 10426701
    Abstract: Connector assembly including a piercing member having a flow port therein attached to a first piece, with the piercing member slidingly receivable within a second piece, wherein the piercing member and the second pierce are movable relative to each other between a first position where the second pieces closes the flow port and a second position where the flow port is open. The first piece contains a locking mechanism that lockingly engages with a device when connected thereto, preventing subsequent disconnection of first piece and the device. Upon initial connection of the first piece to the device, the second piece is moved from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MEDINSTILL DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 10226561
    Abstract: A container (10) comprising a plurality of compartments (A, B, C) separated by compartment dividers (6), and an inlet connector (3) for receiving a liquid via a connection tube (2). The compartment dividers rupture when a sufficient pressure is applied by a liquid or gas introduced into the container (10) through the inlet connector (3). Some of the compartments comprise powder, which dissolves at the introduction of liquid into the container. A system, process and use in the field of dialysis are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: METPRO AB
    Inventors: Thore Falkvall, Per-Olov Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10206387
    Abstract: A method for cryopreservation of biological material where a sample of a biological material is inserted into a packaging having two substantially parallel walls spaced from 2.5 mm apart or less, the walls connected to each other along a substantially part of their periphery and including a plurality of internal ridges for directing the flow of material through the packaging. After the material is evenly distributed in the package, the material is frozen for cryopreservation of biological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cryogenetics AS
    Inventor: Elisabeth Kommisrud
  • Patent number: 10183117
    Abstract: A wearable automatic injection device is provided for administering a final medicament to a patient. The wearable automatic injection device comprises a housing, an injection assembly for injecting the patient with the final medicament, a container holding a bulk intermediate medicament and a diluent to be mixed to form the medicament, and a mixing mechanism for mixing the bulk intermediate medicament and the diluent in the container to form the final medicament prior. A system for administering a final medicament to a patient is also provided. The system comprises a container, a mixing mechanism for mixing a bulk intermediate medicament and a diluent in the container to form the final medicament, and a wearable automatic injection device configured to receive the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fraunhofer, James Cameron, Linas P. Laurusonis
  • Patent number: 10166382
    Abstract: A device for breaking cannulas of sacs comprises a breaking head, and replaceable means for positioning and breaking a cannula which can be driven by the breaking head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: DELCON SRL
    Inventors: Norberto Sala, Massimo Racanelli
  • Patent number: 10111992
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for determining the liquid level of salvaged blood in a blood collection reservoir (11) of an autologous blood transfusion system (20), comprising sensing means (10, 12) for periodically sensing the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir (11) and outputting corresponding signals, and determining means (2) for determining the liquid level of the salvaged blood in said blood collection reservoir (11) based on said output signal of said sensing means. The sensing means comprises a plurality of light emitters (12) disposed on a first side of said blood collection reservoir (11) at different height levels (L1-L9) for emitting light and a plurality of light receivers (10) disposed at said different height levels (L1-L9) on a second side of said blood collection reservoir (11) opposite to said first side for sensing light emitted by said light emitters (12) and transmitted through said blood collection reservoir (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Artur Meisberger, Melanie Fahrendorff, Manfred Eirich
  • Patent number: 10106308
    Abstract: An evacuated bottle system including a bottle defining a hollow interior, the bottle having a neck with a rim defining an opening; a cap assembly supported on the bottle, the cap assembly including a funnel having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being insertable within the interior of the bottle and the second portion engaging a portion of the bottle to support the funnel above the rim, the funnel defining a bore that fluidly communicates with the hollow interior of the bottle; a self-sealing membrane that covers the bore formed by the funnel to selectively seal the hollow interior of the bottle; a cap attachable to the bottle, the cap including a cover portion that extends at least partially over the self-sealing membrane to restrain movement thereof, the cover portion being axially spaced from the self-sealing membrane to define a gap that permits axial movement of the self-sealing membrane to selectively open the bottle to fluid communication outside of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CORNERSTONE C.M., INC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Marantis, Joshua W. Hubbard, Jonathan P. Richards, Richard A. Ponton
  • Patent number: 10086140
    Abstract: A closure for use with a specimen collection container is disclosed. The closure includes a base portion having a first end adapted for engagement with an open end of the specimen collection container, and a second end adapted for receiving a portion of a syringe assembly therein. The closure also includes a luer fitting connected to the base portion and having at least one channel for venting an interior of the specimen collection container to atmosphere during introduction of a fluid specimen from the syringe assembly into the specimen collection container. The closure further includes a shielding portion connected to the base portion and adapted to transition from an open position in which fluid communication is established between the first end and the second end through the luer fitting, to a closed position in which the luer fitting is fully shielded by the shielding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jamieson W. Crawford, Bradley M. Wilkinson, C. Mark Newby, Jitendra Ghanekar
  • Patent number: 10086154
    Abstract: A high-flow luer lock connector is disclosed. A high-flow luer lock connector comprises a connector body defining an interior region, a lumen, and an extended passageway. The interior region is bounded by a cylindrical side wall and a base wall. The lumen is defined at the base wall of the interior region and extends no more than 0.274 of an inch into the interior region. The extended passageway comprises a first and second end and passes through the connector body and the lumen. The extended passageway is in communication with the interior region to allow insufflation gas to flow through the interior region and extended passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Northgate Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Mantell
  • Patent number: 10077136
    Abstract: The phase-change accommodating rigid fluid container disclosed herein includes a variety of features that protect the container from phase changes of a fluid stored therein. As a result, the container may be in direct contact with the fluid without any flexible membrane or bag there between. For example, the fluid container may include one or more of matched pairs of recesses for physical manipulation of the container, stiffening ribs extending between the recesses, and input/output assemblies acting as inputs for fluid into the container, outputs of fluid from the container, and vents for pressure equalization of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RMB Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Riccardo J. Tresso, Bart Carter, Scott Eickhoff, Alejandro Llamas, Jason Davidson, Craig Jack, Mark A. Petrich, Scott McFeaters, Anthony Flammino, Dan Elliott, Jeff Johnson
  • Patent number: 10058481
    Abstract: A safety sealed bottle stopper in the form of a one-piece unitized fusion over-molded injection molded component comprising an exterior housing having multiple sealing fins forming an internal liquid leakproof engagement with the interior bottle neck of a liquid medication bottle container and having an upper entrance port and a lower fluid flow path with a valve positioned between the lower fluid communication path and the upper entrance port. The upper entrance port is configured to form a liquid tight engagement fit only with an oral/enteric tip syringe and not with an I.V. (intravenous) luer slip tip syringe to indicate to the user that the stopper is only to be used with an oral/enteric syringe and not an I.V. luer slip tip syringe as a safety feature which is especially useful when the stopper is used as part of an infant's or child's liquid medication bottle container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald D. Russo
  • Patent number: 10017315
    Abstract: An evacuated bottle system including a bottle defining a hollow interior, the bottle having a neck defining an opening that provides fluid communication with the interior; a cap assembly including a funnel having a first portion and a second portion, where the second portion extends radially outward from the first portion to form a floor on an interior thereof and a shoulder on an exterior thereof, the first portion defining a first bore and the second portion defining a second bore fluidly connected to the first bore; a self serum stopper having a self sealing membrane that extends radially outward to overlie at least a portion of the floor of the funnel; and a cap having a cap wall sized to fit over the funnel and a cover portion extending radially inward from the cap wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CORNERSTONE C.M, INC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Marantis, Joshua W. Hubbard, Jonathan P. Richards, Richard A. Ponton
  • Patent number: 9943451
    Abstract: An absorbent article for pet includes: a top sheet; a back surface layer; an absorbent core; a first end portion and a second end portion opposing to each other in a longitudinal direction; a first side portion and a second side portion opposing to each other in a width direction; an engaging member disposed in the vicinity of the first end portion along the width direction of the absorbent article; a first engaged portion engageable with the engaging member and is disposed in the vicinity of the second end portion, at least at a position faceable a central portion of the engaging member and a second engaged portion engageable with the engaging member with an engagement force smaller than an engagement force of the first engaged portion with the engaging member, and is disposed at least at a position faceable one of opposite ends of the engaging member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Komatsubara, Takeshi Ikegami
  • Patent number: 9907729
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical device connector for connecting a piercing device, with a vial comprising a base member. A plurality of grip members, each grip member comprising a distal end (D) and a proximal end (P) and each comprising a wedge portion adapted to temporarily or permanently lock the medical device connector to the vial. The base member further comprises a plurality of flanges, wherein the proximal ends (P) of the grip members are arranged to the flanges. The flanges extend substantially out from the periphery of the base member in a direction substantially perpendicular to the direction of the grip members, wherein the space formed between the flanges of the base member forms at least one grip portion. The present invention provides for a medical device connector which is easy and comfortable to use, which provide good stacking capabilities and which permits a user to readily acknowledge that the medical device connector is correctly assembled with the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Lars Nord, Alexander Cederschiöld
  • Patent number: 9901947
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus is disclosed herein. A dispenser is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the dispenser includes a piston slidably sealingly engagable with a container containing a unit dose of liquid therein. The dispenser includes a cutting edge disposed about a piston face of the piston, the cutting edge configured to open a covering of rigid construction sealingly engaged with the container, in various aspects. A passage is formed between a piston face of the piston and a nozzle outlet of a nozzle to communicate fluid from the container through the nozzle outlet by sliding of the piston within the container, in various aspects. Methods of use of the dispenser are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INGENIERIO, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Krauss, Loo T. Yap
  • Patent number: 9775778
    Abstract: An integrated medicine mixing interface comprising a medicine mixing mouth (1), hard double interfaces (2) and a medicine feed needle (3). The hard double interfaces (2) comprise a base (21), a medicine mixing interface (22) and an infusion interface (23). The medicine mixing mouth (1) and the medicine mixing interface (22) are integrated. When using the integrated medicine mixing interface, it is only necessary to weld the base (21) to the bag body of a soft infusion bag (11) and integrate the medicine mixing mouth (1) with the medicine mixing interface on the hard double interfaces (2) without adopting a hose connection and an easily folding handle, which not only reduces hose installation location, but also avoids welding leakage brought about by hose welding defects. Moreover, the structure is simple and the costs are low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CHONGQING LUMMY PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yu Qiu, Ke Li, Yuan Yuan, Hongyu Li, Bing Zhou, Liuying Zhao
  • Patent number: 9751660
    Abstract: A scent stick holder for use in hunting features an expandable and collapsible container for enclosure of the burning scent sticks on all sides during use while allowing collapse into a transport or storage condition of minimal size. The container includes features for cooperating with a delivery line to deploy and retrieve the container to and from a ground or near-ground location from an elevated tree stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventor: Joseph James John Jasin
  • Patent number: 9717863
    Abstract: The invention is related to an apparatus comprising a dispense interface comprising a lockout element for use with a drug delivery device, the lockout element comprising at least one spring component removeably maintained in a respective first position such that when the dispense interface is first attached and then removed from said drug delivery device, each spring component moves into a respective second position, which respective second position is configured to prevent said dispense interface from being reattached to a drug delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: James Alexander Davies, Simon Lewis Bilton, David Moore, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Nigel Langley
  • Patent number: 9625434
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a permanent sealing assembly for a container, such as a reagent bottle. The permanent sealing assembly allows for drip-less reagent container exchange for liquid analysis instruments. The permanent sealing assembly may be integrated into a container, such as a reagent bottle, and provides an outflow tube that extends into the container. The permanent sealing assembly and the outflow tube thereof remain in the container such that, on an exchange of regent containers, a removable cap assembly of the liquid analysis instrument may be affixed to a new container of reagent without the risk of reagent from the old container contacting the surroundings. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hach Company
    Inventor: Nelson Dervaes
  • Patent number: 9533777
    Abstract: A sterile dispense system provides for transfer of a fluid from a disposable fluid-path to a vial without needles piercing the vial stopper, for disconnecting the vial from the disposable fluid-path while keeping integrity of the solution filled into the vial and to enable withdrawing of the solution from the vial. The pressure valve and luer valve are provided in serial connection to a fluid vial to enable clean filling and dispensing from the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
    Inventor: Emiliano De Marco
  • Patent number: 9523694
    Abstract: A method identifies atypical antibodies in blood or blood product manufacturing processes that may produce false positives in quality control testing on intermediate or final products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: GRIFOLS, S.A.
    Inventors: Joann Hotta, Clark Zervos
  • Patent number: 9505173
    Abstract: A three dimensional printing device has a sterilizable printer assembly including at least one printing head, a printing platform, and a driving mechanism adapted to perform a movement of the at least one printing head relative to the printing platform along three degrees of freedom; a printer housing enclosing the printer assembly in a sterile manner, at least one aseptic connector fluidly connected to a corresponding one of the at least one printing head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Maggiore
  • Patent number: 9433959
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus is disclosed herein. A dispenser is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the dispenser includes a piston slidably sealingly engagable with a container containing a unit dose of liquid therein. The dispenser includes a cutting edge disposed about a piston face of the piston, the cutting edge configured to open a covering of rigid construction sealingly engaged with the container, in various aspects. A passage is formed between a piston face of the piston and a nozzle outlet of a nozzle to communicate fluid from the container through the nozzle outlet by sliding of the piston within the container, in various aspects. Methods of use of the dispenser are disclosed herein. This Abstract is presented to meet requirements of 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b) only. This Abstract is not intended to identify key elements of the apparatus and methods disclosed herein or to delineate the scope thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Martin Krauss, Loo T. Yap
  • Patent number: 9370324
    Abstract: A hemodialysis patient data acquisition and management system resides on a host computer which receives information from one or more non-invasive, optical blood monitors associated with a hemodialysis system. When a patient is undergoing hemodialysis treatment, a sensor assembly monitors the patient's blood flowing through the hemodialysis system and a controller for the blood monitor generates data which includes at least an identification code for the patient undergoing the treatment on the respective system, and non-invasively determined blood data taken at the onset of the scheduled treatment, such as initial Hgb, HCT, and SAT values. A host computer communicates with the one or more optical blood monitors, preferably via a wireless network, and the patient's session commencement data is downloaded to the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Louis LeeGrande Barrett, David Wayne Peterson, Brian Harris Nathanson, Michael Jack Germain, Michael K. Black
  • Patent number: 9364396
    Abstract: A closed fluid transfer system for fluidly interconnecting a syringe to any one of a patient I.V. set, a vial and an I.V. bag, is provided and includes a housing defining an open distal end and an open proximal end, a base supported in the open proximal end of the housing and including a syringe adapter luer connector, a collar slidably and rotatably supported in the housing, the collar defining a longitudinal opening therethrough, a shuttle slidably extending through longitudinal opening of the collar, the shuttle defining a shuttle lumen extending longitudinally therethrough, a barrel supported on and extending over a distal end of the shuttle, a biasing member interposed between the collar and the shuttle for urging the collar away from the shuttle, and a seal interposed between the shuttle and the barrel, wherein the seal extends across the shuttle lumen and the central opening of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Michael Garfield, Randall Scott Koplin, Kent Jeffrey Kallsen, Daniel Juhyung Lee, John R. Slump
  • Patent number: 9358181
    Abstract: A reconstitution assembly includes a housing including a lower sleeve and an upper sleeve, including a first container and a second container disposed vertically opposite the first container. A transfer set assembly is disposed within the housing between the first container and the second container. The transfer set assembly includes an upper spike housing and a lower spike housing, with a flow path defined through the upper spike housing and the lower spike housing. The transfer set assembly is configured to access contents of the first container and then upon the activation of a triggering mechanism, create a fluid pathway between the first container and the second container. The triggering mechanism ensures the transfer set assembly sequentially accesses the contents of the first container before accessing the contents of the second container. The disposition of the first container activates the triggering mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignees: BAXALTA INCORPORATED, BAXALTA GMBH
    Inventors: Scott Ariagno, Frederick Charles Houghton, Daniel E. Roush
  • Patent number: 9345642
    Abstract: A vial adapter for a needle-free injection syringe and methods of filling a needle-free syringe from a vial of injectable fluid. One vial adapter embodiment includes a housing and a compliant valve. The housing includes a central divider located between a vial opening and a needle-free syringe opening. The housing also includes a hollow center post extending from the central divider toward the needle-free syringe opening and a hollow filling needle extending from the central divider toward the vial opening. Together, the filling needle and center post provide for fluid communication between the vial opening and the needle-free syringe opening. The compliant valve includes a surface forming a fluid tight seal with the central divider and an inner passageway. In addition, a syringe sealing surface provides for a fluid tight seal with a needle-free syringe placed into contact with the compliant valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PharmaJet, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Heath, Chris Cappello
  • Patent number: 9198832
    Abstract: A port assembly for enabling contents of a first container to be mixed with contents of a second container. The port assembly has a port housing that is configured to receive a first container. The port assembly further includes an actuator axially fixed within a cavity of the port housing. The actuator is configured to open a first container by forcing a stopper sealing an opening of a first container into a cavity of a first container during activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Yei F. Moy, Stanley F. Pytel, John S. Ziegler, Jesse C. Darley, Douglas S. Rodenkirch
  • Patent number: 9107808
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial includes a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial includes a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 9072657
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 9060921
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a housing and a bag. In some embodiments, an initial volume of a regulating fluid can be contained within the bag. In some embodiments, the regulating fluid flows into the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Publication number: 20150148752
    Abstract: A process for lyophilizing a solution of an active agent in a container is provided. Solution of active agent is deposited into a container, the container is covered with a covering plate and placed inside a lyophilizing apparatus. Lyophilization can be conducted to dryness by radiation, convection or both. Also provided is a device made by this process, an active agent-plastic administration device (e.g., a syringe), containing an active agent in the form of lyophilized cake, and an array of such administration devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Cody L. Yarborough, Dominic G. Madril, Rajan Bawa
  • Patent number: 9039672
    Abstract: A coupling component is disclosed for transmitting medical substances, comprising two channels for conveyance of medical substances in two substantially opposite directions and a means for releasable connection to a second coupling component having a further channel for creating a coupling. The connecting means is a thread. A method for conveying medical substances to and from a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Claes Wallen
  • Patent number: 9038823
    Abstract: Containers and components thereof for use in the medical industry and methods to manufacture the same are described. An example tab for use with a medical container includes opposing sheets sealed to define an open ended chamber into which a port is to be at least partially positioned. The port is to enable access to the medical container. The tab includes a tear seal defined by each of the opposing sheets and a first guide positioned on a first side of each of the tear seals. The tab includes a second guide positioned on a second side of each of the tear seals, wherein the first and second guides are to enable a tear to propagate substantially between the guides and adjacent the tear seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Calderon, Daniel Lynn, Bryan Blickhan
  • Patent number: 9039673
    Abstract: A withdrawal spike unit (200) comprises a withdrawal spike component (30?) and an integrally formed adapter component (60?) that is adapted to couple with a vial (10) in a safe and secure manner. The integral formation of the component parts (30?, 60?) makes fully automated manufacture and assembly of assemblies comprising such a withdrawal spike unit (200) coupled to a vial (10) possible. As such, human errors associated with the assembly at the point of use are mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Weitzel, Astrid Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9033948
    Abstract: A blood or blood component collection and processing system, apparatus and method are disclosed. One embodiment includes a vascular access device and a blood collection container having a blood inlet and first and second blood component outlets. The outlets are located at opposite ends of the container, and a blood flow conduit extends between the vascular access device and collection container. The collection container is free of attachment to other blood collection containers when in an initial collection configuration at the time of collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwel, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Payrat, Serge Hugard, Christian Stonig, Boudewijn Erasmus, Emmanuel Mignon, Christopher D. Gassman, Clay Little, Bryan Blickhan
  • Publication number: 20150126941
    Abstract: A method for providing a saccharide based lubricating or protective coating or layer on a substrate surface is provided. In particular, a lubricity and/or protective coating or layer made by said method is provided. Pharmaceutical packages or other vessels coated by said method and the use of such pharmaceutical packages or other vessels protecting a compound or composition contained or received in said vessel with a protective coating against mechanical and/or chemical effects of the surface of the vessel without a protective coating material are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: SiO2 Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Felts, Thomas E. Fisk, Robert S. Abrams, John Ferguson, Jonathan R. Freedman, Robert J. Pangborn, Peter Sagona, Christopher Weikart, Jacob Israelachvili
  • Publication number: 20150122370
    Abstract: A needle-less vial assembly that includes an assembly body arranged at least partially within a neck of a vial, the body having a first portion within the vial for receiving a substance, a second portion that includes a means for matingly engaging with a syringe, and a channel defined therein, thereby enabling fluid communication of the substance between the vial and the syringe. The assembly further including a first inlet arranged longitudinally along a length of the first portion and proximate to the second portion, wherein the first inlet enables fluid communication between an interior of the vial and the channel, thereby enabling withdrawal of substantially all of the substance within the vial, and an outlet arranged at an end of the second portion of the body, thereby enabling a needle-less transfer of substances between the channel and the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Stephanie Davidson