Container With Piercable Closure Patents (Class 604/415)
  • Patent number: 10124117
    Abstract: A drug delivery device is provided herein which includes a tubular body defining an opening. A drug cartridge is also provided having a distal end larger in diameter than the opening. With the drug cartridge being inserted into the tubular body in a use position, the distal end of the drug cartridge is located at least partially externally of the tubular body. The medical pen injector of the subject invention further includes an adaptor engageable with the body. The adaptor encompasses the distal end of the drug cartridge with the drug cartridge being in the use position. The adaptor includes features for mounting a needle assembly thereto. Advantageously, with the subject invention, a drug cartridge having a large distal end may be accommodated with a drug delivery device, e.g., a pen injector type device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Min Wei, Roger W. Groskopf, Ruane S. Jeter
  • Patent number: 9993784
    Abstract: Devices for preparing a liquid solution are disclosed. The device includes a receptacle defining a cavity for receiving at least one active substance to be dissolved, at least one inlet leading into the cavity for feeding at least one solvent into the cavity, and at least one outlet leading out of the cavity for discharging the liquid solution including the at least one active substance and the at least one solvent from the cavity. The cavity or the receptacle may include a flexible outer shell for enclosing the cavity and an inner, preferably columnar, supporting element for stretching the flexible outer shell between at least two points, the supporting element comprising the at least one inlet at its first end and the at least one outlet at its second end and being enclosed by the flexible outer shell to provide an axially rigid cartridge that can be used in currently customary dialysis machines comprising cartridge connection systems, which can be produced at low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: B. BRAUN AVITUM AG
    Inventor: Willy Orszullok
  • Patent number: 9731878
    Abstract: In the medical cap comprising a plug 10 made of thermoplastic elastomer and an outer frame 20 made of synthetic resin, the side surface part of the plug is contacted with an inner wall 211 of the side circuit part of the outer frame in a non-fused state and is held in a state with pressure applied from the leg part of the outer frame 22. As a result, the wetted surface of the plug is not flat shaped but has an inclination downward to the circle center. Protrusion 14 can also be provided on the wetted surface and in such a case, the bottom part of the protrusion part that is one part of the wetted surface has an inclination downward to the circle center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Naigai Kasei Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keisuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9345637
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to arrangements for attaching an RFID tag to a liquid container, and particularly to a blood components container. The RFID tag may be inserted in an enclosure, such as peel tab, or in a sealed cup attached to a container port. The tag could alternately be embedded in a molded plug or component attached to a port. The RFID antenna could be painted or stamped on the surface of the container. Or the tag could be inserted into the container to float freely in the liquid components. The RFID source may be secured around the neck of a rigid or semi-rigid container, attached with a tether or attached to a connector assembled in association with a blood component or other fluid flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Larson, Bryan Blickhan, Carlos Calderon, Daniel Lynn, Senan Ozbag, W. Timothy Watts, Daryl R. Calhoun
  • Patent number: 9168203
    Abstract: Connector for enabling fluid transfer between a first fluid container and a second fluid container, which connector comprises a first component that is arranged to be connected to a first fluid container and a second component that is arranged to be connected to a second fluid container. The first component is arranged to be non-rotatably connected to said second component before a second fluid container is connected to said second component and/or before a first fluid container is connected to the first component. The connector comprises a locking and rotation-enabling element that is arranged to be activated once a second fluid container has been connected to said second component, and/or once a first fluid container has been connected to the first component, which locking and rotation- enabling element enables the first component and the second component to rotate freely with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Tobias Rosenquist, Alexander Cederschiöld, Jonas Leffler, Johanna Lindström
  • Patent number: 9126029
    Abstract: Some embodiments comprise a connector including a rigid housing having a first end and a second end. A second member can be positioned at a second end portion of the housing and be engageable with a second device. The second member can have a body portion having a first body portion, a second body portion, and a flow lumen extending axially through the body portion, an annular covering portion extending in a radial direction away from the body portion, a receiving portion extending away from the covering portion in an axial direction, and at least one protrusion extending radially away from an outside surface of the body portion. In some embodiments, the second member can be supported by the housing such that, in an assembled state, the first body portion is positioned within the housing and such that the annular covering portion and the second body portion are positioned outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, George A. Lopez
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150112296
    Abstract: Provided is an exposure-preventing cap of a novel and simple structure that, by being mounted on a vial, can more reliably inhibit leaking of drug solution to an outside when pulling out and collecting drug solution in a syringe from the vial. An exposure-preventing cap, which is mounted on a mouth of a vial sealed with a rubber stopper, wherein a puncturing hole is formed in a center part of a cap-shaped housing that is attached to a mouth of the vial, and a rubber membrane is arranged at the puncturing hole so as to form an internal space between facing surfaces of the rubber membrane and the rubber stopper. The rubber membrane has a dome shape that is convex facing the rubber stopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shunji Ishiwata, Atsushi Taga, Shozo Nishida, Ayako Kita, Reiko Sugiura, Hideki Fujita, Mitsuru Hasegawa
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150105750
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a vessel configured to apply pressure greater than ambient pressure and/or provide a reduced headspace to a sample, while subject to focused acoustic treatment. Such treatment may generally result in enhanced effects of sterilization and/or other processing than if the sample is otherwise treated under ambient conditions. The sample may be a medicament that is sterilized under pressure using focused acoustic energy, where the sterilized sample is subsequently delivered to a patient. A fluid delivery cartridge may include a vessel having a transfer end opposite a plunger end. The transfer end may include a sealed cover. A plunger may be movably disposed in the vessel to accommodate entry of a liquid via piercing of the sealed cover. Upon processing (e.g., sterilizing) of the sample with focused acoustic energy, the sample may be appropriately dispensed through the pierced sealed cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Covaris, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Laugharn, Jr., Carl Beckett, Ion A. Tsinteris
  • 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: 8998876
    Abstract: An ampoule holder for receiving an ampoule that has a closure element with a radial projection, the ampoule holder including an ampoule seat and a securing member operably coupled to the ampoule seat, wherein the radial projection of the closure element can be arranged between the ampoule seat and securing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Annette Drunk, Marius Büttler, Frank Schiffmann, Sara Tretola, Kurt Weber, Ulrich Moser, Jürg Hirschel
  • Patent number: 8999471
    Abstract: A cylindrical stopper for closing a medical system and a method for closing a medical system, and to the medical system itself, closed with the stopper of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Nicola, Martin Schmidtlein
  • 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: 8992490
    Abstract: The invention relates to a drip chamber for an infusion device and an infusion device having such a drip chamber, by means of which medical solutions can be fed to a patient, such as infusion solutions for chemotherapy. The drip chamber (1) according to the invention is provided for connecting to a fastener (8) of an infusion container (2), comprising a withdrawal part (25) for withdrawing fluid, having an opening (28) closed by a penetrable membrane (27) and an injection part (26) for injecting a fluid, having an opening (30) closed by a penetrable membrane (29). The connecting part (7) and/or piercing spike (11) of the drip chamber (1) according to the invention is designed such that a snap-fit or latching connection to the injection part (13) and/or the withdrawing part (25) of the fastener (8) of the infusion container (2) can be produced when the connecting part (7) of the drip chamber (1) is connected to the fastener (8) of the infusion container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Brandenburger, Ismael Rahimy
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150065987
    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: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 8960242
    Abstract: A container and method for filling same. The container includes a penetrable and resealable portion that is resealable, and a container body having a sealed empty chamber in fluid communication with the penetrable and resealable portion for receiving therein a substance. The container also includes a base, a mid-portion, and an upper portion axially spaced from the base on an opposite side of the mid-portion relative to the base. Each of the base and upper portion define a laterally-extending dimension greater than a maximum laterally-extending dimension of the mid-portion. The method of filling the container includes penetrating the penetrable and resealable portion with an injection member and introducing a substance into the chamber, withdrawing the injection member while engaging the base of the body to substantially prevent upward movement of the body, and applying energy to the penetrable and resealable portion to form a gas-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: MedInstill Development LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Py, Norbert M. Assion
  • Patent number: 8961490
    Abstract: A vial holder is provided to protect a user's hand from needle sticks. The holder includes a handle and a shield attached to a distal end of the handle. An opening is formed in the distal end of the handle to receive a vial. The vial is placed through the opening and into a passageway of the handle with the upper end of the vial exposed. A user grasps the handle which holds the vial in a stabilized manner. A needle may then safely approach the vial in which inadvertent slippage or movement of the needle results in contact with the needle against the shield and not contact with the user's hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: National Jewish Health
    Inventor: Ali I. Musani
  • Patent number: 8950609
    Abstract: A stopper device including a stopper, cap and ring provided with tabs for locking onto a container neck and a body for handling the ring. The body includes a first mechanism for transmitting a thrust force to the ring and a second mechanism for activating the tabs. The ring and the handling body are respectively provided with first and second retainers that hold the handling body in a waiting position. The handling body is mobile parallel to the thrust force direction and in relation to the ring, between a first position activating the tabs of the ring and is mobile in translation only in the thrust force direction, and a second position that also activates the tabs and is immobilized in relation to the ring in axial translation. The tabs extend from a continuous edge of the ring and are each arranged in an opening with a closed contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Antoine Aneas
  • Patent number: 8945087
    Abstract: An access port for the introduction of a needle cannula tip into an IV tube set includes a rigid tubular housing and a resilient member disposed adjacent an inlet of the housing. The resilient member includes an axial perforation extending through the resilient member, and is normally closed by a resilient character of the resilient member. A depression is defined in a proximal face of the resilient member, and includes sidewalls extending between the proximal face and the axial perforation to guide the needle cannula tip toward the axial perforation as a needle cannula associated with the needle cannula tip is introduced into the access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Eugene E. Weilbacher, Gregory A. Steube
  • Patent number: 8945084
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a housing and a bag. In some embodiments, an initial volume of a regulating fluid can be contained within the bag. In some embodiments, the regulating fluid flows into the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 8945082
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to tube with a tube head (4) and a container (5) made of resilient material, wherein the tube head (4) is connected to the container (5), wherein the tube head (4) comprises a female Luer lock fitting (7) with a flow passage (17), the female Luer lock fitting (7) being designed for sealingly receiving a male Luer lock fitting (9) of a syringe (2), wherein a tamper-evident closure (11, 12, 13, 14) is arranged at the inner surface of the female Luer lock fitting (7) such that it closes the flow passage (17) in a closed state of the tube (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hoffman Neopac AG
    Inventors: Andreas Geiger, Christian Kubesch, Mario Schüpbach
  • 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
  • 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: 8911421
    Abstract: A system for mixing the contents of a first container and a second container. The system includes the first container that has container body with an opening fluidly connected to a cavity defined by the container body, a first substance contained in the cavity, and a stopper sealing the opening. The second container includes a port assembly including a port housing connected to the second container and a retainer constructed to connect to the first container. The retainer is configured to rotate and move axially relative to the port housing, wherein relative rotation between the port housing and the retainer causes the retainer to move axially relative to the port housing. The port assembly further includes an axially fixed actuator constructed to force the stopper into the first container when the retainer is rotated relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • Patent number: 8888756
    Abstract: A plug for a container capable of improving air-tightness and liquid-tightness is provided. A plug includes a first split piece having a cylindrical first fitting portion to be mounted on an opening portion of a container body and fitted to an opening portion space of the opening portion, an end wall which blocks one end of the first fitting portion, and a first flange portion extending outwardly in a radial direction of the first fitting portion from the other end thereof; and a second split piece having a second fitting portion which is fitted to the first fitting portion of the first split piece and forms a closed space between the end wall and the second fitting portion and a second flange portion extending outwardly in a radial direction of the second fitting portion therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: GTO Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunji Ishiwata, Atsushi Taga, Hideki Fujita, Shozo Nishida, Ayako Kita, Reiko Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8882737
    Abstract: A self standing bag having two side wall sheets and a bottom sheet. To flatten the bag, the bottom sheet is sandwiched between the two side wall sheets and symmetrically folded along a line parallel to its bottom edge, separating the bag into a four-layer part and a two-layer part. In the two-layer part, the bag includes first sloped sealing lines extending between a first two points on the top edges of the side wall sheets and spaced from the vertical side wall edges by a first distance, to a second two points spaced from the vertical edges of the side wall sheets by a second distance less than the first distance. The four-layer part includes second sloped sealing lines extending between the second two points and a third two points on the bottom edges of the side wall sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Graf, Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Francois Dumont D'Ayot, Pascal Lengrand, Bertrand Thibault
  • Patent number: 8882738
    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: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 8882739
    Abstract: A port assembly for establishing fluid communication between a first container and a second container. The port assembly includes a port housing for connection to a second container, and a retainer for connection to a first container, wherein the retainer rotates relative to the port housing and is constructed to move axially within the port housing. An actuator is axially fixed within the port housing and forces a stopper associated with a first container into a first container when the retainer moves axially within the port housing upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing. The assembly is configured to establish fluid communication between a first container and a second container upon rotation of the retainer relative to the port housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Domkowski, John Sundquist, Benjamin Leo Rush, David L. Foshee, Theodore J. Mosler, Edward Browka
  • 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: 8827978
    Abstract: The present invention concerns an attachable membrane device for providing a piercable liquid barrier membrane to the surface of a pierceable fluid container, such as an infusion bag. The attachable membrane device have a fastening part comprising a fastening surface adapted to be attached to the surface of the pierceable fluid container and thereby provide a liquid tight seal between the fastening surface and the surface of the pierceable fluid container. Additionally, the attachable membrane device is further provided with a barrier membrane part, adapted to provide a liquid tight seal after penetration by a piercing member. Connection means is arranged to the attachable membrane device. The invention simplifies the injection or withdrawal of a fluid in a pierceable fluid container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventor: Anna Ellstrom
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8821472
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus comprising a housing and a flexible reservoir adapted to contain a fluid and having a septum member formed from a needle-penetratable self-sealing material. The flexible reservoir is arranged within the housing in combination with mounting means arranged within or formed by the housing, wherein the mounting means engages the septum member to thereby mount the flexible reservoir relative to the housing. In this way a secure fixation between the reservoir and the housing is provided without having to interfere with the general flexibility of the reservoir, e.g. substantially the entire flexible reservoir apart from the outlet/mounting means may be arranged free to move relative to the housing, this allowing the reservoir to be emptied to a high degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Philip Albert Sparholt, Erik Winkel Ethelfeld, Steffan Hansen, Bjorn G. Larsen, Claus S. Moeller
  • Publication number: 20140224376
    Abstract: An anesthetic cartridge is adapted to receive a volume of buffer by displacing a plunger in one end of the anesthetic cartridge inwardly so that addition of the buffer volume will not displace the plunger excessively beyond the end of the cartridge body. The inwardly displaced end is protected by a plug or cover which prevents contamination and which is ejected when the buffer is added. The amount of buffer volume injected is selected to raise the pH of the anesthetic to a target value and to simultaneously achieve a target tonicity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Onpharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stepovich, Michael I. Falkel, Mark Foley
  • 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: 8783484
    Abstract: A system includes a cap having an opening, and a septum configured to engage with the cap. The septum includes a first portion having a first width, and a second portion having a second width smaller than the first width. The second portion is sized and shaped to be received by the opening of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Scott R. Johnson, Daniel Salvatore Montuori
  • Patent number: 8758322
    Abstract: A dispensing insert is configured to friction fit within a neck of a bottle and to selectively receive an oral syringe. The dispensing insert includes a hollow cylinder, a top plate capping one end of the hollow cylinder, a raised deck extending substantially parallel to and spaced from the top plate, and an annular side wall extending from the top plate upwardly toward the raised deck. The raised deck has a smaller outer diameter than the top plate and defines an opening therethrough configured to provide access to contents of the pharmacy bottle through the dispensing insert. The annular sidewall substantially encompasses an outer perimeter of the raised deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan P. McCoy, Stacy Abel, Matthew P. Franks, Gordon Beecroft, John Vassallo, Michael Makhlouf
  • Patent number: 8753326
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a needle and contained in an interior volume of a pierceable member before the needle pierces the pierceable member to establish a flow path to a user. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a port of the reservoir into a chamber. In further embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a channel in a plunger head and out a passage in the reservoir when the channel and passage are aligned. In other embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled through a valve, and the valve may be pierceable by a needle to establish a flow path to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Julian D. Kavazov, Eric M. Lorenzen
  • Patent number: 8738151
    Abstract: Anchors for securing a therapy device such as a therapy catheter relative to a burr hole, and systems and methods for using the same. Anchors in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure may include a connector for securing the therapy catheter to a delivery catheter, wherein the connector is independently and removably attachable to the anchor. The connector may secure the therapy catheter relative to the burr hole and isolate forces that may otherwise tend to disrupt the placement of the therapy catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian D. Nelson
  • Patent number: 8734396
    Abstract: Devices for the automatic release of liquid medicaments are disclosed. In particular, a flexible container for storing a liquid medicament, a port for such a flexible container, and a device for the automated release of a liquid medicament are disclosed. A flexible container for storing a medicament comprises sealed top and bottom flexible sheets and at least one port mounted to a wall of the flexible container. The at least one port comprises a flange attached to the wall and an inner conduit connecting the inner storage volume and the exterior of the flexible container. The port comprises an adapter protruding through a hole in the top flexible sheet and a base plate having at least one drain channel connected to the inner conduit via an inner opening on the base plate. A device for the automated release of a medicament comprises at least one flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventor: Martin Wyss
  • Patent number: 8733368
    Abstract: A device which facilitates the absorption of nicotine in order to reduce the incidence of tobacco smoking is disclosed. The device includes a tube defining an interior space. The tube has a first end with an opening and a second end. An inhalable, flowable liquid or gel composition is disposed in the interior space of the tube. The composition may include water, at least one vitamin, a flavoring agent, and nicotine. The flavoring agent may include an intense sweetener such as sucralose, and a natural or artificial fruit flavor. A user inhales on the first end of the tube of the device as a substitute oral activity to tobacco smoking and thereby ingests a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Smoke-Break, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett J. Roth, Terrill S. Clayton
  • Patent number: 8720715
    Abstract: A closure cap for medicine containers and the like, having a bowl-shaped outer part made of PE or PP having at least one exposable penetration opening and a sealing element made of a soft plastic covering said opening. In order to obtain a reliable tight connection between the outer part and the sealing element, the sealing element is tightly connected all around to a socket encompassing the circumference thereof by injection into the same, and .the socket is tightly welded around the entire circumference thereof to the outer part or otherwise tightly connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Spang & Brands GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Mader
  • Patent number: 8721616
    Abstract: The invention refers to a new system for packaging pharmaceutical compositions comprising active principles that may be administered intravenously, in particular it concerns a system for packaging in bottles which makes it possible to ensure the complete transfer of the content of the bottle into the liquid for intravenous infusion and at the same time prevent any accidental contact with the active principle by the health-care personnel preparing said intravenous infusion, and a complete kit for intravenous administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Infa S.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Magri′, Flavio Villani
  • Patent number: 8721615
    Abstract: An ampoule including a casing, a facing side and a seal, wherein the casing has an outer diameter and the seal extends radially beyond the outer diameter and seals the facing side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: TecPharma Licensing AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Moser, Markus Tschirren, Annette Drunk, Jürg Hirschel, Celine Kaenel, Kevin Mori, Scott Harris, John Puddy, Victor Chang
  • Patent number: 8695819
    Abstract: A cap dispensing chamber to hold powder and/or liquids in a contained unit with a line of weakening, including but not limited to for bottles, pouches, cartons, cans, drums, IV bags, syringes, and any other type of container that can hold a product. The body and the plunger fits snugly with one another allowing ingredients to be stored and activated by an individual when on a as needed basis. A dust cover for allowing RFID, Nano and barcodes that can be applied during or post manufacturing or any location on or in the invention A body can be molded with a screw cap, snap lid, click-in, or by itself that can ultimately fit on any type or style container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Blast Max LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8684204
    Abstract: The invention relates to a locking cover (1), made of a molded plastic material, for a vessel having a neck, intended for locking a plug (4) in the neck (3) of the vessel (2), including a wire-cap (6) which surrounds the plug and the neck, a ring (7) which is attached around the wire-cap (6) and shaped so as to have a central opening (17) providing access from the outside of the cover (1) to the inside of the vessel via the plug, and a cap (23) attached to the ring and shaped so as to close said opening (17). The cap (23) comprises attachment tabs (25) which are spaced apart from each other along the annular periphery of the opening (17) of the ring (7) and which are clamped between the ring (7) and the wire-cap (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Guillaume Belle