Mounted On One Container And Used To Pierce Another Container Or Closure Patents (Class 604/414)
  • Patent number: 10940037
    Abstract: A primary packaging for medical preparations includes a base body having a plastic material. The base body has at least one wall including an outer surface and at least one inner surface. The outer surface of the primary packaging is provided with a gas tight coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VETTER PHARMA-FERTIGUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Sarah Kühnle, Frank Böttger, Paul Nelles
  • Patent number: 10830760
    Abstract: A device for rapid detection of a tuberculosis lipoarabinomannan (TB-LAM) is provided. The device includes a pre-concentrator unit for concentrating the TB-LAM comprising: an ion-exchange medium comprising one or more ligands configured to capture the TB-LAM from the source biological sample, wherein the captured-TB-LAM is eluted from the ion-exchange medium as an eluate comprising a concentrated form of TB-LAM; a cassette; a lateral flow assay unit disposed in the cassette; and an integration unit attached to the pre-concentrator unit and the cassette. The integration unit is configured to operatively couple and de-couple the pre-concentrator unit and the cassette. The pre-concentrator unit and the lateral flow assay unit disposed in the cassette are in a fluidic communication in a coupled form. The device for rapid detection of TB-LAM further comprises a dilutor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew Jeremiah Misner, Gregory Andrew Grossmann, Cathryn Ellen Olsen, John Richard Nelson, David Roger Moore, Paul Michael Smigelski, Jr., John Thomas Connelly, Benjamin David Grant, Bernhard Hans Weigl
  • Patent number: 10813837
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an adapter comprises an adapter body comprising a coupling member configured for coupling with a pre-fillable assembly and a spike having at least one conduit extending from a central body. At least one conduit extends through the spike, adapter body and the coupling member. A spike cover is sized to receive and seal the spike, the cover reversibly securable to the central body and receiving members configured to receive a vial shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Yukon Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore J. Mosler, David L. Foshee, Todd Korogi
  • Patent number: 10765854
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include a connector that is suitable for connecting medical suction tubing with at least two different types of fluid ports of a medical fluid collection system. In certain aspects, the connector includes a generally cylindrical body portion having a cylindrical outer surface extending generally parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the body portion, and an inner surface defining a primary conduit extending through the connector. At least one lateral closure wall extends radially outward from the outer surface of the body portion. At least one annular skirt wall extends longitudinally from the at least one lateral closure wall, including a first annular skirt wall that serves to receive an open mouth of a first fluid port having a relatively small diameter, and a second annular skirt wall that serves to receive an open mouth of a second fluid port having a relatively larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ALLEGIANCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kok Hern Law, Rajesh Gladwin Dharmadas, Wei Chen Lie
  • Patent number: 10543151
    Abstract: A quick change adapter and method for use in intravenous treatment of large animals such as cattle, horses, pigs, goats and the like. A method for changing bottles of fluids used in intravenous (IV) fluid therapy, includes the steps of (a) providing an IV set including a funnel having a connection aperture, the funnel being constructed of elastic material; (b) providing an adapter apparatus comprising a cannular portion adapted for sealing mating with the fluid egress aperture of a fluid bottle and a lip portion adapted for sealing mating with the funnel aperture; (c) coupling the interface apparatus in a semi-permanent fashion to the funnel by inserting the lip portion into the funnel connection aperture; (d) inserting the cannular portion into the fluid egress aperture of the fluid bottle; and (e) inverting the fluid bottle to facilitate the flow of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Krause Dairy Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jason G. Krause, John Harmon
  • Patent number: 10532005
    Abstract: An adaptor for coupling with a medical container, including: a tubular body receiving a pierceable elastomeric piece, defining an inner cavity of the adaptor, the pierceable elastomeric piece being movable within the tubular body between a first position, in which a distal part of the pierceable elastomeric piece forms a seal of the cavity, and a second position, proximally spaced from the first position, in which the distal part opens the seal of the cavity, an air inlet, a filtering system for filling the inner cavity with decontaminated air, and a gripping member for securing the adaptor to the medical container. Also, an assembly comprising such an adaptor and a medical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Laurent Barrelle, Anthony C. J. Fernando
  • Patent number: 10456329
    Abstract: A syringe adapter includes a housing having a first end and a second end with the first end configured to be secured to a first container, a cannula having a first end and a second end with the second end positioned within the housing, and a collet having a first end and a second end with at least a portion of the collet received within the housing. The collet includes a body defining a passageway, a seal member received by the passageway, and an arcuate, resilient locking member connected to the body of the collet. The collet is movable from a first position where the locking member is open to receive a mating connector to a second position where radially outward movement of the locking member is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Limited
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Matthew Zachek
  • Patent number: 10398627
    Abstract: The invention is a needle valve comprising at least one hollow needle and a seat. The hollow needle is comprised of a smooth surfaced hollow shaft and a port adapted to allow fluid communication between the interior and the exterior of said needle located in the side of the shaft at the distal end close to the tip of said needle. The seat comprises at least one bore adapted to accommodate one of the at least one needles through it. The needle and the bore can move one relatively to the other and the bore is provided in, or is fitted with, resilient material such that the outer diameter of the needle is greater than the inner diameter of at least part of the bore. As a result the passage of the shaft of the needle in the bore creates a closely-matched shaft and sheath, which blocks the passage of fluid through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Equashield Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Marino Kriheli
  • Patent number: 10391032
    Abstract: There is described a package for the reconstitution and administration of fluid medicinal or nutritional substances which are infused or instillable within the body of a patient, comprising a flexible casing containing a vial of a medicinal or nutritional substance in a coupling position to a coupling and perforation device inserted into a mixing tube for the connection with a bag of liquid diluent. The casing comprises a connector provided with an openable and hermetically closable cap, adapted to introduce a mixture of sterilizing gas and oxygen into said casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: PAOLO GOBBI FRATTINI S.R.L., ADIENNE PHARMA & BIOTECH SA
    Inventor: Paolo Giuseppe Gobbi Frattini
  • Patent number: 10384006
    Abstract: A semi-automated system (100) suitable for use in a hospital setting for filling patient-specific liquid medication prescriptions from bulk medicine containers (104) into oral/enteral syringes (S) for administration on a just-in-time basis. The system enables hospital pharmacists to simplify and streamline their task, increasing the number of prescriptions that can be filled in a day, improving patient safety and care by minimizing medication errors and the consequences that ensue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Perazzo, Robert A. Rosen, John G. Grosskop, Jr., Mark Bennett, John M. Chopper
  • Patent number: 10327992
    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: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10327991
    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: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10285907
    Abstract: Dual vial adapter assemblages similar to U.S. Pat. No. 6,558,365 to Zinger et al. and U.S. Pat. No. 8,752,598 to Denenburg et al. and including a quick release drug vial adapter with an upright finger grip extension pair oppositely for manually urging inwards towards one another for releasing same from a drug vial. The quick release drug vial adapter ensures correct usage of a dual vial adapter assemblage by preventing immediate removal of a drug vial adapter from a drug vial after forming a liquid drug therein thereby assisting a healthcare provider to follow an administration protocol requiring an initial aspiration of some liquid drug for immediate administration purposes to a patient prior to subsequent infusion of the liquid drug remainder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Uri David, Mordechai Bukhman
  • Patent number: 10159626
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lid cover (1) of a medicine container (2) for preventing a medicine, which is air-tightly stored in a medicine container (2) that has a lid portion (22) that can be pierced with a needle (33), from leaking to an outside space when the medicine is suctioned using a syringe (3) having the needle (33), the lid cover (1) including a peripheral wall portion (10) that can be mounted to the lid portion (22) so as to surround a piercing face of the lid portion (22) that is pierced with the needle (33) and a ceiling face portion (50) that is continuous with an upper portion of the peripheral wall portion (10), and can be pierced with the needle (33), wherein the peripheral wall portion (10) and the ceiling face portion (50) are made of an elastic material, and are configured to air-tightly store the piercing face such that the piercing face is not exposed to the outside space in a state where the peripheral wall portion (10) is mounted to the lid portion (22), while also forming a clos
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL FACTORY, INC.
    Inventors: Masaki Nishioka, Osamu Takiguchi, Katsuyoshi Hamai, Tetsuya Masuda, Fujio Inoue, Koichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10022301
    Abstract: A connection system for connecting a first medical device component to a second medical device component is disclosed. The connection system of the present disclosure provides for quick and intuitive coupling and decoupling of two opposing medical device components through the use of a connection path and a disconnection path, the connection path being distinct from the disconnection path. Furthermore, the connection system of the present disclosure provides audible and tactile connection feedback through the use of elastically deformable connection elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Paul Paia Marici
  • Patent number: 10010481
    Abstract: A package for infusion or instillation of medicinal or nutritional products into the body of a patient comprises a bag of liquid diluent equipped with at least one drain tube and a mixing tube equipped with a coupling and perforation device for a bottle of a pharmacological or nutritional substance in powder, gel or other material, provided with a perforatable cap. The package comprises a flexible airtight sterile casing, containing said bottle of the substance in powder or other and the coupling and perforation device. The bottle is housed in the casing in a coupling position with the coupling and perforation device and is manually manoeuvrable from the outside of the casing up to a perforating position of the cap of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PAOLO GOBBI FRATTINI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Guiseppe Gobbi Frattini
  • Patent number: 9968520
    Abstract: A reconstitution arrangement for transferring the contents of a first container (136) with the contents of a second container (110) and subsequently retransferring the mixture to the first container (136), the arrangement including a transfer device (114) having a fluid passageway extending between first and second ends (111, 113), a cartridge holder (138) secured to second end (113) of the transfer device, the cartridge holder (138) having a needle (144, 145) with first and second piercing tips (117, 119), the first piercing tip (117) extending into the fluid passageway of the transfer device, a first container receiving portion (115) having the second piercing tip (119) extending therein and being arranged to receive the first container (136), a housing (118) secured to the cartridge holder with a plunger rod (122) within the housing, and a cover (130) extending over the transfer device (114), cartridge holder (138) and housing (118), the cover and transfer device having an interlocking arrangement to preve
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Duoject Medical Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Tremblay, Mathieu Viens, Simon Hamel, Sylvain Cloutier
  • Patent number: 9931479
    Abstract: A system for use in filling one or more reservoirs. The system includes a fill station including a fill station base, a fill station cover hingably attached to the fill station base, and a filling aperture attached to the fill station cover, wherein the fill station may be opened to accommodate the one or more reservoirs. The system also includes a vial having an interior volume for containing a fluidic medium, the vial configured to removably attach to the filling aperture, and a plunger located within the vial, the plunger advancable within the vial to reduce the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Larry B. Gray
  • Patent number: 9839580
    Abstract: Liquid drug transfer devices with universal drug vial adapters for use with a drug vial of a small drug vial and a large drug vial. Some universal drug vial adapters employ the same generally opposite upright flex members for clamping a small drug vial and a large drug vial. Other universal drug vial adapters include a set of minor flex members for clamping a small drug vial and a set of major flex members encircling the set of minor flex members for clamping a large drug vial whereupon the large drug vial underlies the set of minor flex members. Liquid drug transfer devices with a universal injection port connector for attachment on an injection port of an infusion bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Medimop Medical Projects, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Niv Ben Shalom
  • Patent number: 9717487
    Abstract: A bioadhesive mixing assembly includes first and second syringes and an adapter. The first syringe includes first and second chambers holding a first sealant component and an activator, respectively. The second syringe includes third and fourth chambers holding a second sealant component and one of an activator or a third sealant component, respectively. The adapter is mounted to the first syringe and includes first and second channels in flow communication with the first and second chambers, a first seal member providing sealed access to the first and second channels, first and second needles connected in flow communication with the third and fourth chambers, and a second seal member enclosing the first and second needles. Connecting the adapter to the second syringe punctures the first and second seal members with the first and second syringes to create flow communication between the first and third chambers and the second and fourth chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC
    Inventors: Troy T. White, Zachary J. Tegels, Edward E. Parsonage, Russell D. Terwey, Martha Escobar, Timothy M. McGlinch, Bernhard Kaeferlein
  • Patent number: 9492607
    Abstract: A system is disclosed. The system includes a fill adapter device including a heat exchanger which includes a heating element and a fluid pathway, the fluid pathway fluidly connected to a filling needle input, whereby fluid enters the heat exchanger through the filling needle input and flows through the fluid pathway and whereby the fluid is heated by the heating element. The system also includes a reservoir including a plunger and a plunger rod and a filling needle configured to be removably attached to the reservoir, wherein the fill adapter is configured to be attached to a vial of fluid and wherein fluid from the vial flows through the fluid pathway and is heated and loaded into the reservoir through the filling needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John M. Kerwin, Marc A. Mandro, Kevin A. Durand, Larry B. Gray, Gregory R. Lanier, Jr., Colin H. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9381136
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fixturing member for fixing a source of flowable material relative to a pen injector so as to permit introduction of the flowable material into the pen injector is provided herein. The fixturing member includes a body having a web with opposing proximal and distal faces. A distal wall extends distally from the distal face of the web, with the distal wall at least partially encompassing a distal chamber. Features are formed on the body for removable mounting onto a pen injector. Also, features are formed on the body for mounting onto a source of flowable material, A cannula extends through the web the cannula having proximal and distal ends with a lumen extending therebetween. The distal end of the cannula is located in the distal chamber and positioned such that, with the member being mounted to a pen injector, the distal end is located to be in the pen injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine
  • Patent number: 9220661
    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: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: J & J SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Patent number: 9186298
    Abstract: An apparatus for removal of premixed drugs or reconstitution of lyophilized drugs and for the injection of the reconstituted drug into the patient. The apparatus includes a syringe assembly and an adapter assembly that can be removably connected to a medicament container containing a premixed drug or lyophilized medicament. The syringe assembly of the apparatus includes a liquid chamber between the forward end of the body portion and the piston and a syringe cannula assembly. The syringe cannula assembly, which can be removably interconnected with the body portion, comprises a cannula support and a hypodermic needle sealably connected to the cannula support. The adapter assembly comprises an adapter preferably molded from a moldable plastic that includes a top wall, an adapter cannula connected to and extending from the top wall and a variety of connectors connected to the top wall for removably interconnecting the adapter with the medicament container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Philip Wyatt, Gary Schaeffer, Claude Vidal, Wendy Elizabeth Wyatt
  • Patent number: 9132927
    Abstract: An assistive device that couples a syringe and medicine bottle primarily for use by diabetics as a means of securing the syringe when sliding the bottle up to meet the syringe tip in order to fill the syringe with insulin, and then slide the bottle back out. The insulin may then be given as a shot to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Inventor: Warren Larson
  • Patent number: 9132062
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, an access channel, a regulator channel, and a regulator assembly. The access channel is configured to facilitate withdrawal of fluid from the vial when the adaptor is coupled to the vial. The regulator channel is configured to facilitate a flow of a regulating fluid from the regulator assembly to compensate for changes in volume of a medical fluid in the vial. In some embodiments, the regulator assembly includes a flexible member configured to expand and contract in accordance with changes in the volume of the medical fluid in the vial. In some embodiments, the flexible member is substantially free to expand and contract. In some embodiments, the flexible member is not partly or completely located in a rigid enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 9039672
    Abstract: A coupling component is disclosed for transmitting medical substances, comprising two channels for conveyance of medical substances in two substantially opposite directions and a means for releasable connection to a second coupling component having a further channel for creating a coupling. The connecting means is a thread. A method for conveying medical substances to and from a container is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Claes Wallen
  • Patent number: 9039673
    Abstract: A withdrawal spike unit (200) comprises a withdrawal spike component (30?) and an integrally formed adapter component (60?) that is adapted to couple with a vial (10) in a safe and secure manner. The integral formation of the component parts (30?, 60?) makes fully automated manufacture and assembly of assemblies comprising such a withdrawal spike unit (200) coupled to a vial (10) possible. As such, human errors associated with the assembly at the point of use are mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Weitzel, Astrid Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 9033949
    Abstract: A device (2) for bringing a first vessel member (6, 26) in fluid communication with a needle member (4), which device (2) includes an adaptor (20) having a housing (14) with a holding arrangement (16, 18) configured to secure the needle (4) to the housing (14), where the housing (14) has at least a first opening (38, 40) sealed by a seal (10, 12); a cutting device (32, 34) configured to perforate the seal (10, 12). The cutting device (32, 34) is configured to perforate the seal (10, 12) and thereby break the seal (10, 12) by bringing the seal (10, 12) into contact with the cutting device (32, 34) by moving the adaptor (20) towards the vessel member (6, 26) in a manner in which the needle member (4) is not brought into contact with the seal (10, 12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Bang & Olufsen Medicom A/S
    Inventors: Jan Olesen, Bjorn Knud Andersen, Esben W. Johansen
  • Publication number: 20150126958
    Abstract: A medical connector system including a first connector and a second connector. The first connector has a housing, a biasing member, and at least one projection. The second connector has at least one groove for receiving the at least one projection. The proximal end of the second connector is configured to be at least partially disposed within the distal end of the housing of the first connector. Upon application and release of a first set of opposing axial forces applied to the connector system, the first connector is locked to the second connector and, upon application and release of a second set of opposing axial forces, the first connector is released from the second connector. The connectors may include indicators to show when the connector system is in the locked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Laurie Sanders, Jude Cancellieri, Yan Yevmenenko
  • Publication number: 20150112297
    Abstract: Vial adapters including a skirt having a transverse directed top surface and a pair of opposite downward depending snap fit flex members each integrally formed with an inward directed ridge for telescopically snap fitting onto a vial opening and an upright finger grip extension. Manual inward urging of the pair of opposite finger grip extensions towards one another flexes the pair of opposite snap fit flex members at the top surface such that their pair of opposite inwardly directed ridges are outwardly urged from one another thereby releasing a previously snap fitted drug vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MEDIMOP Medical Projects Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Amir Lev
  • Publication number: 20150105745
    Abstract: A drug vial safety device, including a cover that is securable to a drug vial is disclosed. The cover at least partially encloses at least a neck and a lid of the drug vial. The cover includes a port having a shape that restricts syringe access to the vial through the port to a syringe shaped to be compatible with the port shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Banik, Edward Rosen, John Manocchio, James Bates
  • Patent number: 9005181
    Abstract: A connector for providing sterile access to a flexible container is provided that comprises a tubular member having a first portion and a second portion, each of the first portion and the second portion having an open end. The first portion and second portion are joined to each other by a frangible segment, with each of the first portion and the second portion having a gripable surface associated therewith that is configured to facilitate the application of torsional force to the tubular member at the frangible segment. Upon the application of a sufficient amount of torsional force, the frangible segment will break, permitting the first and second portions to be separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Lynn, Richard L. West, Bryan Blickhan, Phoung Tran, Shawn Davis
  • Patent number: 9005180
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8998875
    Abstract: Vial assemblages having a vial and a pre-attached fluid transfer device for use with a needleless syringe for enabling flow communication between the syringe and the vial. The fluid transfer device includes an elongated tubular flow member having a connector for sealing flow communication with the needleless syringe and a spike having a spike end for puncturing the vial for enabling flow communication between the needleless syringe and vial interior. The spike end is in intimate sealing contact with the vial's stopper. The fluid transfer device also includes a manually removable closure for initially sealing the connector and, on removal, exposing the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Medimop Medical Projects Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Niv Ben Shalom
  • Patent number: 8992502
    Abstract: A flexible container for fluid administration is provided having a body defining a cavity, a base, and at least one port comprising a flange in contact with a flange of a terminal port having a punctureable membrane layer. The body has a cross-sectional configuration including a lower body section of a first dimension, a middle body section of a second dimension, and an upper body section of a third dimension, wherein the second dimension is smaller than the first dimension and the third dimension. The flexible container may also include a base having a plurality of creases that are foldable to form two folded ends each including an extension having a base of a first dimension and a tip of a second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Smith, Joachim Beine, Bill Sperko
  • Patent number: 8985162
    Abstract: A device connecting a recipient closed by a perforatable stopper and a container for a needle, comprising a base for mounting the container, the base defining a central bore and comprising means for mounting on the recipient, the needle pertaining to a subset engaged in the central bore forming part of the device, for mounting on the container, and being arranged in the central bore parallel to the bore's longitudinal axis, and a sealing sleeve arranged in the central bore, around the needle and in contact therewith, the base being a single component and comprising a body for perforating the stopper extending from an intermediate wall of the base, away from the central bore and parallel to its central axis, up to a distal end, the perforating body being hollow and the inner space thereof communicating with the central bore and with a space radially surrounding its distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Biocorp Recherche et Developpement
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8974433
    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: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8939958
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly comprise a first open end for connection to a syringe and a second open end for receiving a vial having a closure element. The second open end is adapted to engage and open the closure element and permit fluid in the vial to be transferred to the syringe from the vial, for example by gravity acting on the fluid in the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventor: Rosemary Louise Burnell
  • Publication number: 20150011963
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing member, a connector configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, a regulator channel, 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. The regulator channel is configured to facilitate flow of a regulating fluid to compensate for changes in volume of a medical fluid in the vial. In some embodiments, an expansion member is disposed on the housing member and is configured to expand and contract in accordance with changes in the volume of a medical fluid in the vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 8926583
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a male connection part for connection with a female piercing member protection device having a longitudinal cylinder-like body having a longitudinal axis C, a first side and a second side, an outer and an inner surface, a barrier member arranged at the center of the first side of the male connection member, intersecting the longitudinal axis C, and a fluid communication channel extending from the barrier member of the male connection part to the second side of the male connection part, wherein the male connection part further comprises at least one turning grip protrusion to provide for an increased turning friction between the female piercing member protection device after assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Anna Ellstrom, Tobias Rosenquist
  • Patent number: 8905994
    Abstract: Valve assemblies for use with a liquid container and a drug vial for enabling an initial transfer of liquid contents from the liquid container to the drug vial for liquid drug formation purposes and subsequent transfer of liquid drug contents from the drug vial to the liquid container for administration purposes. Liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly pre-attached to a liquid container. Alternatively, liquid drug transfer sets can include a valve assembly packaged in sterile blister packaging ready for attachment to a liquid container prior to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MEDIMOP Medical Projects, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Lev, Niv Ben Shalom
  • Patent number: 8900212
    Abstract: A connection device includes a main holder including a syringe holder to be attached to a syringe and a cannula holder which includes a double-head cannula. The cannula holder is located at a retracted position retracted with respect to the syringe holder in the pre-use state, and is advanced to an advanced position abutting on the syringe holder in the use state. The connection device further includes a separation preventing mechanism which engages the syringe to prevent separation of the syringe from the syringe holder in the state where the cannula holder is located at the retracted position. When the cannula holder is located at the advanced position, the separation preventing mechanism releases an engagement state with the syringe to permit the separation of the syringe from the syringe holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiko Kubo
  • Patent number: 8894627
    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: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • 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: 8864737
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nipro Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Hasegawa, Atsushi Ishikawa, Suguru Oyagi, Takeshi Ohguro
  • Patent number: 8858485
    Abstract: The connector for a fluid line of an extracorporeal circuit comprises a tubular body which internally defines a fluid passage, a first connection port predisposed for coupling to the fluid line, a second connection port predisposed for coupling to a male Luer connector borne by an external element, and a closure element of the second connection port. The closure element is formed of a breakable membrane made in a single piece with the tubular body. On coupling, the membrane is broken by the truncoconical projection of the male Luer connector. The connector connects a service line of an extracorporeal circuit to a pressure sensor of a dialysis machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Roberto Neri, Andrea Paltrinieri
  • Patent number: 8801688
    Abstract: The invention comprises a novel apparatus for delivering a nutritive substance comprising a container body having a base at one end thereof, an upper portion adapted for removable receipt of a closure, the upper portion defining an opening therein, and a chamber defined by the container body, the chamber being in fluid communication with the upper portion opening. A seal is bonded across the upper portion opening of the container and is adapted to provide an airtight seal across the opening. A closure is removably coupled to the container upper portion. A nutritive substance is coated onto an element selected from the group consisting of an inner surface of the container upper portion, the closure, an insert positioned above the seal, and combinations thereof. The seal prevents contact between the nutritive substance and the contents of the container until the seal is removed or pierced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    Inventors: Robin P. Wiggins, Rick Grelewicz, Nagendra Rangavajla, Joshua C. Anthony, Patrick McCallister
  • Patent number: 8801682
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for separating tissue cells from a fluid, with a collection container forming a collection space, which is connected, on one hand, with a negative pressure source and which is connected, on the other hand, with a supply line for the fluid-tissue cell mixture. It is provided that inside the collection space (18) a communicating tube (16) is arranged, which terminates at a distance from the bottom (17) of the collection container (14), wherein a connection is provided between the communicating tube (16) and the collection space (18) above a fluid-tissue cell mixture level (22) established in the collection container (14), and a suction element (20) which is connected with the negative pressure source (6) is arranged inside the communicating tube (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Human Med AG
    Inventor: Arnd Kensy
  • Patent number: 8795231
    Abstract: An automated reservoir filling system for a portable medical device is disclosed. The system includes a vial sealed by a septum partially filled with a liquid and a gas occupying a headspace. The system further includes a reservoir with a volume defined between a reservoir septum and a plunger head. The plunger head is coupled to a plunger arm which is further coupled to a drive system. Further included is a transfer system with a vial end that pierces the vial septum and remains in contact with the liquid, and a reservoir end that pierces the reservoir septum and remains in the reservoir volume. A controller coupled to the drive system to actuates the drive system automatically drawing fluid from the vial to the reservoir through the degas system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Arsen Ibranyan, Eric M. Lorenzen, Edgardo C. Halili