Means For Metering Amount Of Content Drawn From Container Patents (Class 604/407)
  • Patent number: 9716837
    Abstract: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for parking occupancy determination. Changes in the field of view can be measured using template matching between templates derived from an original scene and a current scene with motion removed. The changes measured in the field of view can be employed to adjust data indicative of a region of interest for vision-based processing thereof if the changes measured are above a pre-determined threshold so that the impact of the changes with respect to the field of view to performance is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Conduent Business Services, LLC
    Inventor: Wencheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9414941
    Abstract: A system and method for advancing an implant into a surgical incision. The implant is placed into a compression sleeve. The compression sleeve has a first open end, a second open end, a first stage of a first length, and a second stage of a second length. The cross-sectional profile of the first stage is larger than the cross-sectional profile of the second stage. The implant is inserted into the first stage of the compression sleeve through the open first end. The compression sleeve is compressed to advance the pliable prosthetic implant at least partially into the second stage of the compression sleeve. The open second end of the compression sleeve is directed into a surgical incision. The compression sleeve is further compressed to advance the pliable prosthetic implant through the second stage, through the open second end, and into the surgical incision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventors: Otto J. Placik, Jay Pensler
  • Patent number: 8876790
    Abstract: A connector according to the invention includes a first connection region for connecting a first container, a piercing element and a break-open element, wherein the piercing element has a first end section and a second end section and a channel, running from the first end section to the second end section, for transporting a medicinal active substance, wherein the first end section is formed for piercing a membrane of the first container connected in the first connection region, and, at the second end section, the break-open element is attached such that it can be broken open and/or broken off, wherein, in the attached state, the break-open element seals the channel of the piercing element in liquid tight fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ismael Rahimy, Torsten Brandenburger
  • Patent number: 8863788
    Abstract: A medical liquid filling system and associated methods are provided, the system comprising a disposable and a drive system. The disposable includes a tubular member and a piston slidably disposed within the tubular member for retraction and advancement within at least a first portion of the tubular member. The disposable may include a seal member for sealing the first portion of the tubular member and may be interconnected to the piston for co-movement therewith. The drive system may include a piston drive member selectively interconnectable to the piston for driven advancement and retraction of the piston within the tubular member. The drive system may be interconnected to a controller, which may be operable to automate or semi-automate various filling operations. A user interface may be interconnected to the controller for providing input of various system operation parameters, which may be communicated to the controller to facilitate automated or semi-automated operation of the filling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Baxter Corporation Englewood
    Inventors: Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Loren Havener Hutchins, Joshua Nathan Aumiller
  • Patent number: 8851127
    Abstract: Methods and systems for pharmaceutical compounding are described. In one embodiment a system comprises a solution of a pharmaceutical in an injection vehicle, the solution being contained in a vessel. The system also includes one or more tubes, a filter, and one or more valves. The system presents a sterile environment for compounding the solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Express Scripts, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Marquis, Douglas Lang
  • Patent number: 8827977
    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: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Publication number: 20140114274
    Abstract: A pre-filled vial assembly adapted for dispensing and delivering a fluid includes: a body member having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining an interior; and a transitionable stopper disposed within the interior of the body member. At least a portion of the body member is engageable with a source of air or fluid for advancing the transitionable stopper from an initial position to an activated position in which at least a portion of a fluid contained within the interior of the body member is advanced therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Tracy Ray Hottovy, Eric Schiller
  • Patent number: 8701696
    Abstract: A device for the controlled supply of a liquid within a medical flow line, includes a retaining body rotatable on an intermediate tubular connector arranged between a tubular inlet connector and a tubular outlet connector of a primary liquid and within which a bottle pierceable and containing a secondary liquid can be fitted. The retaining body includes a hollow piercing spike, rotation blocking means of the retaining body disengageable following insertion of the bottle, axial stop means of the inserted bottle, and progressive opening means of a flow passage from the hollow spike to a flow line of the primary liquid during the rotation of the retaining body with the bottle inserted therein from a first angular position of complete closure to a second angular position of complete opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Industrie Borla S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 8667996
    Abstract: A fluid transfer device for transferring fluid between a supply reservoir and a fill reservoir includes a metering reservoir and a manifold that forms at least part of a first channel that is fluidly connected with the metering reservoir. The first channel comprises a first cannula extending from the manifold. The manifold forms at least part of a second channel fluidly connected with the metering reservoir. The second channel comprises a second cannula extending from the manifold. A third channel extends through the manifold and comprises a third cannula having a first end proximate a distal end of the first cannula and a second end proximate a distal end of the second cannula. A first check valve is disposed within the first channel and a second check valve is disposed within the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Valeritas, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. Gonnelli, Steven F. Levesque, Robert L. Standley
  • Patent number: 8647320
    Abstract: A device for adding a medicine to an infusion solution in an infusion container having a removal opening provided with a seal area. A transfer cap, which has a first hollow spike for piercing the seal area, is connected to the removal opening of the infusion container. A receiving means for a medicine container is formed at the transfer cap, which has a second hollow spike for piercing a seal at the medicine container. A valve is arranged between the first and second hollow spikes in the transfer cap, where the valve interrupts the connection between the first and second hollow spikes and can be moved into the open position by the action of a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Proksch, Julian Titze, Helmut Freigang
  • Patent number: 8633016
    Abstract: A microbial detection assembly is disclosed which includes a tubular body, a pierceable septum, and a plunger. The tubular body defines a longitudinal axis and has a first end and a second end. The pierceable septum is configured to seal the first end of the tubular body. The plunger head is configured to substantially close the second end of the tubular body. Together, the plunger head, the pierceable septum, and the tubular body define a reservoir dimensioned to receive a medium and a sample substance. Additionally, the plunger head is positioned and is movable within the tubular body in response to changes in pressure within the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Jonathan G. Parker
  • Patent number: 8597270
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to transferring fluidic media from a vial to a reservoir. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir by moving a housing portion to move a plunger head located in the reservoir to draw fluidic media from the vial to the reservoir. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir while the reservoir is held by a holding unit and vibrated by a vibrator to remove air from the fluidic media. In some embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir by moving a handle operatively connected to a bias member for assisting with the transfer of fluidic media. In other embodiments, the transfer of fluidic media may be assisted by a bias member and a needle connecting atmosphere and the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian D. Kavazov
  • Patent number: 8545475
    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: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Claes Wallén
  • Publication number: 20130253464
    Abstract: A metering device is used for the metered administration of a flowable preparation together with a flowable carrier medium. A storage container for the preparation has at least one access opening. A metering plunger body can be moved in a sealed manner in the storage container between a starting position and at least one metering position. The metering plunger body is hollow. A metering sleeve has on a bottom side an eccentric metering sleeve opening. An inner plunger body has on the bottom side an eccentrically arranged plunger body opening. In a through relative rotation position of the metering sleeve relative to the inner plunger body a passage is provided between the inside of the storage container and the inside of the inner plunger body. In a closed relative rotational position this passage is closed. This results in a user-friendly and compact metering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: RAUMEDIC AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jakob, Frank Skaper, Thorsten Kellner, Frank Richter
  • Patent number: 8512307
    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: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8506164
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bag (1) for packaging a biological substance, such as animal semen, which is formed by two plastic walls (10, 11) assembled so as to define a pouch (P) for receiving said substance and that comprises a line (15) communicating with said pouch (P) a line for filling the same, this bag comprising in addition at least one pair of openings (3, 4) located on both sides of said line (15), in order to get hung, via these openings, to fingers that are complementary to a supporting device. This bag is characterized in that at least one of these openings (3, 4) has an oblong shape, extends perpendicularly to said line (15), and comprises an area forming a hard spot. The invention relates also to a strip formed by juxtaposing such bags (1), and an assembly comprised of a bag and a hanging support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: IMV Technologies
    Inventor: Pascal Lecointe
  • Patent number: 8506548
    Abstract: One end of a tubular portion (16) is sealed with a stopcock (5) that is fitted in the tubular portion (16). A first flow channel (33) and a second flow channel (36) are formed in the stopcock (5). A first hole (37), a second hole (43), a third hole (38), and a fourth hole (44) are formed in a connector main body (2). Switching between a setting that brings an inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the first hole (37) via the first flow channel (33) and a setting that brings the inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the second hole (43) via the first flow channel (33) and brings the third hole (38) into communication with the fourth hole (44) via the second flow channel (36) can be achieved by rotating the stopcock (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Okiyama
  • Patent number: 8486972
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sublingual formulations containing fentanyl, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or derivative thereof, suitable for administration to a patient, and methods for treatment with the formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Insys Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: S. George Kottayil, Venkat R. Goskonda, Zhongyuan Zhu, Neha Parikh, Linet Kattookaran
  • Patent number: 8480644
    Abstract: One end of a tubular portion (16) is sealed with a stopcock (5) that is fitted in the tubular portion (16). A first flow channel (33) and a second flow channel (36) are formed in the stopcock (5). A first hole (37), a second hole (43), a third hole (38), and a fourth hole (44) are formed in a connector main body (2). Switching between a setting that brings an inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the first hole (37) via the first flow channel (33) and a setting that brings the inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the second hole (43) via the first flow channel (33) and brings the third hole (38) into communication with the fourth hole (44) via the second flow channel (36) can be achieved by rotating the stopcock (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Okiyama
  • Patent number: 8469940
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Patent number: 8460266
    Abstract: One end of a tubular portion (16) is sealed with a stopcock (5) that is fitted in the tubular portion (16). A first flow channel (33) and a second flow channel (36) are formed in the stopcock (5). A first hole (37), a second hole (43), a third hole (38), and a fourth hole (44) are formed in a connector main body (2). Switching between a setting that brings an inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the first hole (37) via the first flow channel (33) and a setting that brings the inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the second hole (43) via the first flow channel (33) and brings the third hole (38) into communication with the fourth hole (44) via the second flow channel (36) can be achieved by rotating the stopcock (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: JMS Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Okiyama
  • Patent number: 8449521
    Abstract: Methods for making an using convenience kits for hazardous drug (liquid) transfer from vials to syringes and target IV connectors. The following methods for making and using are disclosed: (1) Using a conventional plastic bag as a vial and vial adapter enclosing shroud. (2) Using of a flange (i.e. latch arm) free vial adapter which may, therefore, be used for a large variety of vial sizes. (3) Providing a seal about an access hole through which a vial adapter dispensing portion provides a closed fluid dispensing pathway. (4) Using the shrouding bag and an associated elastic band to provide desired stability of a spiked vial. (5) Accessing, measuring and transferring vial contents directly from a vial to a target IV container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: IntraVena, LLC
    Inventors: Gale H. Thorne, Jr., Gale H. Thorne, Kendall P. Thorne
  • Patent number: 8430859
    Abstract: The invention relates to systems and methods for collecting the content of IV lines that otherwise would be spilt in a hospital environment. In one general aspect the system includes an intravenous tubing system to prevent spillage of fluids. The IV tubing system includes intravenous tubing and a purge bag. The intravenous tubing includes a first end configured to attach to a fluid container and a second end having a connector. The purge bag includes at least one port, such as a needle-free valved port, configured to receive fluids from the intravenous tubing. The purge bag optionally contains a second port is configured to let air into or out of the purge bag with a closing means that may be a needle-free valved port. The purge bag can be packaged separately from the IV tubing set and the package can be opened at the time of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Sandra M. McConnell
  • Patent number: 8414556
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Patent number: 8414555
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Patent number: 8414554
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Patent number: 8409164
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing member, a connector configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, and an extractor channel formed in the housing member. The extractor channel is configured to facilitate withdrawal of fluid from the vial when the adaptor is coupled to the vial. In some embodiments, an anti-reflux valve is positioned within the extractor channel. The anti-reflux valve can be configured to impede or obstruct fluid returning to a fluid source after withdrawal of the fluid from the fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8403906
    Abstract: A therapy module for providing a diagnostic or therapeutic substance combination, including at least two containers adapted to be interconnected for taking up at least one substance, and means or part of a means for supplying a quantity of the at least one substance from one of the containers into another container of the therapy module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Isotopen Technologien Munchen AG
    Inventors: Oliver Buck, Christoph Ehlers, Tuomo Nikula, Michael Schilp
  • Publication number: 20130046270
    Abstract: A multi-container transfer and deliver device and methods of mixing and transferring, the device configured to allow multiple containers to transfer and mix their respective materials and for receiving of the mixed materials to a fluid delivery device. The transfer device comprises a plurality of flow conduits for fluid flow between the multiple containers and the fluid delivery device. A drug mixing kit and optional packaging comprising a multi-container housing with a plurality of flow conduits and a plurality of sections for receiving containers and a fluid transfer device is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Nathan R. Snell, Matthew R. Penny, Todd M. Korogi
  • Publication number: 20130018323
    Abstract: A reservoir (31) with at least one flexible section for use in a medicated module (4) for an injection system to co-deliver at least two medicaments is disclosed where a primary delivery device (7) containing a first medicament accepts a medicated module (4) containing a single dose of a second medicament (2) and where both medicaments are delivered through a single hollow needle (3). The reservoir (31) comprises one or more slit valves (44, 45) to allow for delivery of the first and second medicaments. The medicated module (4) also contains a needle guard (22) that engages a housing (43) of the reservoir (31) to open the slit valves (44, 45).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Malcolm Stanley Boyd, James Alexander Davies, Andrew Gordon Wallace, David Sanders
  • Patent number: 8353318
    Abstract: A medical liquid filling system and associated methods are provided, the system comprising a disposable and a drive system. The disposable includes a tubular member and a piston slidably disposed within the tubular member for retraction and advancement within at least a first portion of the tubular member. The disposable may include a seal member for sealing the first portion of the tubular member and may be interconnected to the piston for co-movement therewith. The drive system may include a piston drive member selectively interconnectable to the piston for driven advancement and retraction of the piston within the tubular member. The drive system may be interconnected to a controller, which may be operable to automate or semi-automate various filling operations. A user interface may be interconnected to the controller for providing input of various system operation parameters, which may be communicated to the controller to facilitate automated or semi-automated operation of the filing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Baxa Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Loren Havener Hutchins, IV, Michael Dickson Olichney
  • Publication number: 20130012911
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: J & J SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared GARFIELD, John SLUMP, Gregory LYON
  • Publication number: 20130006212
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: J & J SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared GARFIELD, John SLUMP, Gregory LYON
  • Publication number: 20120296307
    Abstract: A vial adapter includes a base having first and second opposing sides, a spike depending from the first side of the base, the spike having a spike passageway, and a connector disposed on the second side of the base, the connector having a connector passageway that is in fluid communication with the spike passageway. The vial adapter may be combined with a vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Mark Dominis Holt, Alexander Stuart Cairns
  • Publication number: 20120289925
    Abstract: A transfer guard may provide a fluid path from a vial to a reservoir containing a plunger head connected to a plunger arm operatively engagable with a handle that at least partially covers a casing configured to allow the handle to operatively engage the plunger arm to move the plunger head to transfer fluidic media from the vial to the reservoir. A support structure may have a chamber, a first adapter for mating with a vial containing fluidic media, and a second adapter for mating with a reservoir containing a plunger head moveable within the reservoir. A first needle may provide a fluid path from the vial to the reservoir and a second needle may connect the vial and the chamber containing an air flow control mechanism for allowing air to flow in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Julian D. Kavazov, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan, Eric M. Lorenzen, Chad Srisathapat
  • Patent number: 8292869
    Abstract: A container for a vial of radiopharmaceutical, made of polymethyl methacrylate consists of a receptacle, with a cavity capable of containing the vial of radiopharmaceutical, and of a lid screwed onto the receptacle for closing the container, said lid presenting a central through-hole. A set, in combination with this container with the vial of radiopharmaceutical, consisting of a bottle of saline solution and two infusion catheters, enhances the radioprotection during the infusion of a radiopharmaceutical in an infusion operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sigma-Tau Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite SpA
    Inventors: Giovanni Paganelli, Marco Chinol
  • Patent number: 8251972
    Abstract: A perforable closure for a container, is provided with at least a annular portion (2) fit to joint the container and connected to an end portion (3), perforable by means of a perforator (P) of an outflow or the like. At least the annular (2) and end (3) portions of said closure (1) are integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Brevetti Angela S.r.l.
    Inventors: Roberto Consolaro, Angelo Consolaro
  • Patent number: 8251952
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for an airless intravenous (IV) bag which contains a specialized device, referred to herein as the airless intravasculature infusion device (AIVID). The AIVID allows one to view the amount of fluid in the IV bag but substantially decreases or completely prohibits the risk of an inadvertent air infusion into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy Scott Curry
  • Publication number: 20120172829
    Abstract: To provide a drug solution preparing kit which can be handled with ease in a substantially aseptic manner, and has no risk that a leakage of a drug solution such as a splash and a dispersion of an aerosol to an ambient environment occurs upon preparation of the drug solution There is provided a drug solution preparing kit including a pre-filled syringe and a transfusing tool, wherein the pre-filled syringe includes a sealing member which seals the tip end and can not be removed from the tip end, and that the transfusing tool includes a one-way valve which can discharge only gas from the system in an irreversible manner, and a filter which is provided so as to adjoin to the second communication channel with respect to the one-way valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Mitsuru HASEGAWA, Atsushi ISHIKAWA, Suguru OYAGI, Takeshi OHGURO
  • Patent number: 8211091
    Abstract: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output port to the input port. The kit further includes a second stopcock having an input port, first and second output ports and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first output port or the second output port to the input port. The second output port of the first stopcock is adapted for coupling to the input port of the second stopcock. The kit further includes a syringe adapted to be coupled to the first input/output port of the first stopcock and tubing for coupling the input port of the first stopcock to a source of the liquid and for coupling the output port of the second stopcock to an input port of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 8173027
    Abstract: Method for separating a volume of composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component including centrifuging a separation bag containing a volume of composite liquid and a volume of gas so as to sediment at least a first component and a second component separation bag; displacing a volume of hydraulic fluid against the separation bag to cause a transfer of at least one fraction of the content of the separation bag into at least one component bag connected to the separation bag; determining the volume of hydraulic fluid displaced and determining the volume of the composite liquid or the transferred components from the determined volume of displaced hydraulic fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Niclas Högberg, Brian M. Holmes, Briden Ray Stanton, Lars Persson, Lars Strandberg, Peter Pihlstedt
  • Patent number: 8172823
    Abstract: A port assembly includes a valve housing with an inlet opening, a valve disposed in the valve housing to control access through the inlet opening, and a base joined to the valve housing and having a bore therethrough. The bore has a closed end defined by a frangible barrier, and a pushrod is disposed in the bore between the valve and the frangible barrier, axial movement of the pushrod causing rupture of the frangible barrier. The port assembly may be used in a fluid container that includes a receptacle for retaining a fluid, and at least one conduit in communication with the receptacle. The at least one conduit is defined, at least in part, by a port assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Georges Rondeau, Gianni Di Stefani, Eric J. Henaut, Steven C. Jepson, Mark C. Perry, James B. Winje, Richard F. Chamernik
  • Publication number: 20120065610
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8114061
    Abstract: A welding boat for a pouch has a center part and two prolongations extending therefrom in opposite directions and tapering acutely. The welding boat has an opening for the filling of the pouch with a substance in manufacture and inlets and outlets for the actual use of the pouch. The center part is substantially filled by an opening with a lumen which is as large as possible and preferably circular, and the side edges of the side prolongations contact the opening tangentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Brandl, Peter Hilgers, Franz Kugelmann, Matthias Meisinger
  • Publication number: 20120022493
    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: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventors: Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110257621
    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: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 7997304
    Abstract: A medical liquid filling system and associated methods are provided, the system comprising a disposable and a drive system. The disposable includes a tubular member and a piston slidably disposed within the tubular member for retraction and advancement within at least a first portion of the tubular member. The disposable may include a seal member for sealing the first portion of the tubular member and may be interconnected to the piston for co-movement therewith. The drive system may include a piston drive member selectively interconnectable to the piston for driven advancement and retraction of the piston within the tubular member. The drive system may be interconnected to a controller, which may be operable to automate or semi-automate various filling operations. A user interface may be interconnected to the controller for providing input of various system operation parameters, which may be communicated to the controller to facilitate automated or semi-automated operation of the filling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Baxa Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Vincent Ranalletta, Loren Havener Hutchins, IV, Joshua Nathan Aumiller, Michael Dickson Olichney
  • Publication number: 20110178493
    Abstract: One end of a tubular portion (16) is sealed with a stopcock (5) that is fitted in the tubular portion (16). A first flow channel (33) and a second flow channel (36) are formed in the stopcock (5). A first hole (37), a second hole (43), a third hole (38), and a fourth hole (44) are formed in a connector main body (2). Switching between a setting that brings an inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the first hole (37) via the first flow channel (33) and a setting that brings the inner space (16a) of the tubular portion (16) into communication with the second hole (43) via the first flow channel (33) and brings the third hole (38) into communication with the fourth hole (44) via the second flow channel (36) can be achieved by rotating the stopcock (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: JMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Okiyama
  • Patent number: 7963954
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to transferring fluidic media from a vial to a reservoir. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir by moving a housing portion to move a plunger head located in the reservoir to draw fluidic media from the vial to the reservoir. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir while the reservoir is held by a holding unit and vibrated by a vibrator to remove air from the fluidic media. In some embodiments, fluidic media may be transferred from the vial to the reservoir by moving a handle operatively connected to a bias member for assisting with the transfer of fluidic media. In other embodiments, the transfer of fluidic media may be assisted by a bias member and a needle connecting atmosphere and the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian D. Kavazov
  • Publication number: 20110112501
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon