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: 11944586
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flexible container/multi-chamber container with selective dissolved gas content for stabilizing at least one compound of a medical product having a selective gas requirement for remaining stable, comprising a solution comprising the at least one compound and a fil material from which the container is made that provides for high gas-barrier for the said gas. The at least one compound may be selenium in the form of Se(IV) and is preferably selected from the group consisting of sodium selenite, selenous acid and selenium dioxide. The selective gas may be oxygen, and the headspace of the oxygen maintains the solution to comprise dissolved oxygen (DO) at a level of 0.5 ppm to 8 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Freddy Desbrosses, Pierpaolo Padula, Caroline Roselyne Dupont, Marin Anh-Thuan Demulier, Zouaoui Bourezg
  • Patent number: 11903902
    Abstract: Fluid transfer couplings or connectors including dual function press-in bottle adaptors supporting different syringe types, connectors having a universal port for supporting different syringe types, transfer couplings compatible for use with different syringe types. Other caps and closures incorporating couplings for fluid transfer with different syringe types is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Benjamin Martin Davis
  • Patent number: 11872244
    Abstract: A method of treatment includes agitating a thixotropic oxidized cellulose solution; administering the agitated thixotropic oxidized cellulose solution to a target tissue site; and allowing the agitated thixotropic oxidized cellulose solution to gel at the target tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Rachit Ohri, Phillip D. Blaskovich, Min-Shyan Sheu, Petra Brockfeld
  • Patent number: 11794183
    Abstract: A specimen collection, storage, transport, and testing device (1) can include an outer vessel (2) containing an internal cup (5) having an openable drain (23) having a brim (22) raised above the bottom floor (27) of the cup. Once opened the drain allows a portion of liquid specimen to flow from the cup into a lower chamber (55) of the vessel and onto a cartridge (3) containing a number of chromatographic assay strips. A lid (4) sealing the vessel can include a downwardly projecting guide tube (35) having first barrier (39) sealing a bottom aperture (38). An oblong initiator (6) can axially engage the guide tube, break the first barrier and open the drain to initiate the test while retaining a pool of liquid specimen in the cup for subsequent confirmatory testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Phuong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11648179
    Abstract: A top for a plasma storage container includes a top body that defines the structure of the top and seals an opening of the plasma storage container. The top also includes a first opening and a vent opening extending through the top body. A valve mechanism is located at least partially within the top body and includes an aperture therethrough. The aperture opens upon connection of a blunt cannula to provide access to the interior of the plasma storage container. The top also includes a vent filter. The vent filter allows air to vent through the vent opening during plasma collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Haemonetics Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. McDowell, Matthew J. Murphy
  • Patent number: 11458245
    Abstract: A medical procedure accessory components holding unit and methods of using thereof. The accessory holder is designed to hold and store one or more components or medical devices that could be used in a medical procedure, particularly medical devices, for applying an anesthetic. The accessory holder may include four (4) medical device storage or use modules: a syringe disposal device module, a dispensing tool module, a canister module, and a syringe attachment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: VAPOCOOLSHOT, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Leibovici
  • Patent number: 11439570
    Abstract: Fluid transfer systems are disclosed that can be configured to transfer precise amounts of fluid from a source container to a target container. The fluid transfer system can have multiple fluid transfer stations for transferring fluids into multiple target containers or for combining different types of fluids into a single target container to form a mixture. The fluid transfer system can include a pump and a destination sensor, such as a weight sensor. The fluid transfer system can be configured to flush remaining fluid out of a connector to reduce waste, using air or a flushing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 11439725
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed to an embolic material which, in some embodiments, may be in the form of a microsphere or a plurality of microspheres. The embolic material generally comprises carboxymethyl chitosan (CCN) crosslinked with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC). In some embodiments, the embolic material may further comprise a therapeutic agent, such as doxorubicin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Jafar Golzarian, Lihui Weng
  • Patent number: 11383039
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a drug delivery device having a reservoir for containing a product, the reservoir having a distally projecting end-piece defining a passageway for the transfer of the product from the reservoir, includes a collar engageable with the end-piece, an adaptor securing member limiting translational movement of the collar with respect to the end-piece once the collar is engaged with the end-piece, at least one adaptor anti-rotation member limiting the rotation of the collar with respect to the end-piece once the collar is engaged with the end-piece, at least one deactivating member neutralizing the adaptor anti-rotation member in response to a turning torque equal or greater than a predetermined value applied to the collar when the collar is engaged with the end-piece, thereby allowing the rotation of the collar with respect to the end-piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Michel Bosshardt, Benoit Guillard
  • Patent number: 11383028
    Abstract: A medicament delivery device comprising a housing connected to a base and enclosing an interior, the interior having a fluid channel wherein the fluid channel passes from a first position in the interior, to a second position outside the interior, and to a third position in the interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Alessandro Egidio Pizzochero, J. Richard Gyory, Joseph Biehler
  • Patent number: 11344880
    Abstract: A system for separating biological material includes a centrifuge tube, a separation tube having an open bottom, a cap, and a separation medium disposable within the centrifuge tube and the separation tube. The centrifuge tube and the separation tube sealingly and releasably couples to the cap, such that, when coupled, the separation tube is positioned within the centrifuge tube. The cap is configured to facilitate and/or regulate air- or gas-flow between an area outside of the cap and an interior of the separation tube. When the separation tube is positioned within the centrifuge tube, the open bottom of the separation tube is submersed in the separation medium. The system also includes a hollow needle coupled to a means for regulating a flow of air, gas, or other matter. The needle is insertable through the cap or plug, and is used to facilitate the introduction of matter into the separation tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Hans-Werner Heinrich
  • Patent number: 11318069
    Abstract: A system for reconstituting and sterilizing a concentrate includes a mixing container, a filtration device, and a product bag. The a mixing container has an inlet port and outlet port in fluid communication with a mixing chamber disposed between the inlet port and the outlet port. The mixing chamber is adapted to contain a product concentrate. The filtration device has an inlet and an outlet, the inlet of the filtration device coupled to the outlet port of the mixing container. The filtration device includes a filter membrane with a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m. The product bag has an inlet port coupled to the outlet of the filtration device, and has a bladder defining an empty sterile chamber for receiving sterilized and reconstituted product resulting from mixing a diluent with a product concentrate in the mixing chamber to obtain a mixture then introduced through the filtration device to obtain the reconstituted and sterilized product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Jacob Daniel Rivett, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Thomas Edward Dudar, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Bernd Krause
  • Patent number: 11285080
    Abstract: A sampling port (10) has a generally cylindrical first portion (36), a generally cylindrical second portion (34) with a smaller diameter than the first portion (36) and a guide member (66) that rotates about a hinge (56) to extend into the second portion (34) to reduce the effective diameter of the second portion (34). The guide member (66) and/or the second and/or first portions (34, 36) are shaped so that the guide member can extend further into the sampling port (10) than a simple cylindrical guide member rotating into simple cylindrical first and second portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Chris Whelan
  • Patent number: 11224555
    Abstract: A safety vial system has a vial adapter subsystem irreversibly mountable to the top of a vial containing a hazardous medicament and a vial base subsystem sealingly engaging a lower portion of the vial adapter subsystem and telescopically movable therein from a first position providing a path for gas sterilization around the vial to a second position wherein the path is closed to form a sterilized expandable, neutral pressure bellows chamber around and below the vial. The device has a removable top cap, a pierceable barrier film, a normally closed needleless valve in fluid communication with a dual lumen spike initially disposed above the film and a frangible product integrity ring holding the activation housing in place for sealed telescopic movement on a main body that surrounds the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Chudek, Jesse Carl Fulghum, III, Amichai Treves, Benjamin L. Rush, Jay Colton Zignego, Robert William Henson, Edward Paul Browka, David Lee Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler
  • Patent number: 11116693
    Abstract: A package that is configured to store and dispense fluids. The package includes a container and a dosing dispenser for closing an opening to the container. The dosing dispenser includes a closure removably coupled to the container and an anti-suction valve fixed to the container that is configured to minimize formation of a complete seal between a user's mouth and an upper surface of the anti-suction valve so that sufficient suction to remove fluid from the container is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Gift, Michael M. Makhlouf, Jacob B. Robison, Brian Martin, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 11077976
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluids includes a piercing member having a distal end and a proximal end and defines a longitudinal fluid channel. An opening is positioned at the distal end of the piercing member with the opening in fluid communication with the longitudinal fluid channel. Further, a sleeve having a proximal end and a distal end includes an extended position where the sleeve surrounds the piercing member and a retracted position where the sleeve is retracted from the distal end of the piercing member. The sleeve defines an opening at the distal end of the sleeve with a gap defined between the retractable sleeve and the piercing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 11013662
    Abstract: A connector system for connecting a withdrawal device to a container for a medical fluid, in particular for a rinsing solution, comprising a first withdrawal port and a second withdrawal port which are each designed for a withdrawal of the medical fluid from the container, wherein the first withdrawal port and the second withdrawal port are designed differently and each is sealed by a resealable membrane and a break-away cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Ismael Rahimy
  • Patent number: 10980709
    Abstract: Device (100) for reconstituting an active ingredient in sterile powder, comprising a vial (4) containing the active ingredient; a flexible bag (1) containing a sterile liquid; a connecting component (5) secured to the vial (4) and to the flexible bag (1); an elastomeric sealing ring (10) arranged between the connecting component (5) and the vial (4), an axially perforated spike (7), constrained to the connecting component (5), wherein a sterile chamber (70) is provided, delimited by the vial (4), by the connecting component (5) and by the sealing ring (10, 110), whereby the active ingredient is reconstituted in sterile conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: GEXIT S.R.L.
    Inventor: Johannes Franziskus Khevenhuller Metsch
  • Patent number: 10945921
    Abstract: Liquid drug transfer device for use in a Ready-To-Use liquid drug transfer assemblage for establishing flow communication between a liquid source and an injection vial. The liquid drug transfer device includes an injection vial adapter for mounting on an intact injection vial having an injection vial stopper without puncturing same, a liquid source adapter for attachment to a liquid source, a dual ended liquid transfer member for flow communication with the liquid source and puncturing an injection vial stopper, a safety catch mechanism requiring an initial manual linear sliding extension for priming the liquid drug transfer device, an extension limit arrangement for limiting the linear sliding extension, and a snap fit securing arrangement for securing the liquid source adapter on the injection vial adapter after actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Igor Denenburg
  • Patent number: 10940307
    Abstract: Fluid transfer device and method that allows for sterile wet connections, allows the connection to be reversed, and allows the connection to be reconnected, while leaving the connectors sterile and reusable under pressure. In certain embodiments, the device includes a first member and a second member, the latter adapted to receive the former in locking engagement upon actuation of the device to create fluid communication between the two in a sterile manner. Each of the members include a door that when opened, allows the first member to be linearly displaced into the second member to allow fluid to be transferred. When fluid transfer is complete, the first member can be retracted from the second member, and the doors closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: James Vigna, Joseph Muldoon, John Cieciuch, Robert Langlois
  • 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
    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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    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
    Inventors: James Alexander Davies, Simon Lewis Bilton, David Moore, Steven Wimpenny, Christopher Nigel Langley