Spring Driven Or Biased Into Cutting Position Patents (Class 606/182)
  • Patent number: 10722247
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for introducing portals into bone is described herein. An example apparatus for introducing portals into bone includes a handle, a base, and a driving member. The driving member can be made to project past the base by operating the handle. The base is detachable from the handle. The apparatus also includes a guide coupled at a first end to the handle and at a second end to the base. The base is detachably coupled to the guide. A base coupling detachably coupling the base to the guide includes an actuating member movable between a coupled configuration wherein the base is coupled to the guide and an uncoupled configuration wherein the base is released from the guide. The actuating member is arranged so that motion of the handle toward the base moves the actuating member from the coupled configuration to the uncoupled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PYNG MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Gregory Vincent Browne, Werner Reinhard Simbeck, Christopher Grant Denny, David Brian Bonar, Terence Gilhuly
  • Patent number: 10687748
    Abstract: There is provided an injector having an improvement in a linear launching profile. The injector of the present invention is used for launching a lancet to provide a pricking. The injector of the present invention comprises a plunger capable of launching the lancet in a pricking direction, an injector housing which surrounds the plunger, and an injector cap capable of being attached and detached with respect to the injector housing. In particular, an inner face of the injector cap is provided with a rib, and the rib and the plunger moving for the pricking are capable of contacting with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI POLYSLIDER COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Hirokazu Imori
  • Patent number: 10481013
    Abstract: A system and method for rapidly determining ambient temperature in a fluid-analyte meter. The meter includes a housing defining an interior space and an area for receiving a fluid sample. A processor and a first temperature sensor are disposed within the interior space of said the housing. A second temperature sensor is disposed on the housing. One or more processors are configured to determine a first temperature value from temperature data received from the first temperature sensor. The processor(s) are also configured to apply a variable current to a temperature-adjustment source such that the second temperature sensor is adjusted to a predetermined steady-state temperature value different from the first temperature value. The processor(s) are further configured to determine an ambient temperature of an exterior space of the housing based on the applied variable current, pre-determined steady-state temperature, and received first temperature values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDINGS AG
    Inventor: Mu Wu
  • Patent number: 10456069
    Abstract: A lancing device having a housing with a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The lancing device also has a lancet carrier translationally supported with respect to the housing. The lancet carrier has a proximal end and a distal end. The lancing device additionally has a charging mechanism and/or an ejection mechanism adapted to pivot into the lancing device for engaging portions of the lancet carrier to perform the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Trissel
  • Patent number: 10383559
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blocking mechanism for a skin incision device and to a method of controlling of a skin incision device by a blocking mechanism. The blocking mechanism comprises a blocking means and a trigger means, which by, respectively, a fixing means and a locating means are mounted in a housing of the cooperating incision device, and which are provided with an engaging means configured to cooperate mutually with each other so that an inadvertent firing of the blocking mechanism and an inadvertent actuation of the incision device prior to use of the device as well as a re-use of the device is not possible, and an indication of a state of use of the device by the blocking means and the trigger means is unambiguous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HTL-STREFA SPOLKA AKCYJNA
    Inventors: Vincent Leskowich, Marcin Rozwadowski, Brian E. Jenkins, David Zou
  • Patent number: 10342963
    Abstract: An applicator device (10) is provided for applying a patch (44) having an array of microprotrusions (90) to the stratum corneum. The applicator device (10) includes a device body (12) and a piston moveable within the device body (12). A cap (16) is provided on the device body (12) for activating the device (10) to impact the stratum corneum with a microprotrusion array (44,90). The device (10) is capable of being cocked by one handed operation of the user which allows the device (10) to be used by patients having neither the strength nor the manual dexterity to cock other types of applicator devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALZA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael T. Cao, Richard L. Keenan, Joseph C. Trautman
  • Patent number: 10034628
    Abstract: Reducing the volume or drag on skin or sharpness of the penetrating member entering the wound during the cutting process will reduce the pain associated with lancing, and result in less power desired for retraction of the penetrating member from the skin. A variety of other penetrating member configuration as shown in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique M. Freeman, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 10010281
    Abstract: It is an object of this disclosure to facilitate a series of puncture-related operations in a puncture instrument. In a main case of a puncture instrument, a main rod is provided. An injector rod is mounted to a main rod and includes a lancet holder on one end side. An actuating rod is mounted to the injector rod and has an engagement component on the other end side. A first biasing member biases the injector rod toward the first end side. A manipulation component is provided so as to be slidable in and out through an opening on the other end side of the main case. A locking member is axially supported rotatably by a portion of the main rod between the manipulation component and the injector rod. The locking member includes a first engaged part, a second engaged part and a second biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PHC Holdings Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Yasui
  • Patent number: 9999384
    Abstract: A lancing device (121) substantially reduces wobble in a lancet (151) used to lance a site. The lancet (151) is removably received by a cartridge (161), which is movably received by the lancing device (121). The lancet (151) is movable between a first position in which a penetrating member (153) connected to the lancet (151) is unexposed and a second position in which the penetrating member is exposed outside of the lancing device (121) for lancing a site. A spring (171) is connected to the cartridge (161) to return the lancet (151) to the first position after the site is lanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jason Mondro, Kande Horne, Sophia Varghese
  • Patent number: 9962499
    Abstract: According to the invention a safety device for a pre-filled syringe comprises a substantially cylindrical and hollow support body and a hollow needle shield slideably arranged relative to the support body. The support body comprises at least one resilient arm and the hollow needle shield or a needle shield assembly comprises at least one curved actuation ramp. The curved actuation ramp protrudes in a lateral direction (L) perpendicular to a central axis (A) of the safety device. The curved actuation ramp comprises a first lateral dimension (L1) at a proximal end of the needle shield and a second lateral dimension (L2) exceeding the first lateral dimension (L1) at a distal end of the needle shield. The resilient arm engages the curved actuation ramp when the needle shield is slid relative to the support body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Gareth Roberts, Chris Ward, Matthew Ekman
  • Patent number: 9937298
    Abstract: A tissue penetration device includes a magnetic source that produces a controllable magnetic field in a magnetically active region adjacent the magnetic source. A magnetic member is disposed at least partially in the magnetically active region. A permanent magnet is disposed at a proximal end of the magnetically active region for zeroing the position of the magnetic member while the tissue penetration device is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique M. Freeman, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 9907502
    Abstract: A tissue penetrating system has a housing member. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the housing member. A tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing. A penetrating member sensor is coupled to the plurality of penetrating members. The penetrating member sensor is configured to provide information relative to a depth of penetration of a penetrating member through a skin surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 9833183
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raúl Escutia, Craig M. Litherland, Jeffrey L. Emery, Jeffrey M. Jones, Michael F. Tomasco, Kelley J. Lipman
  • Patent number: 9820684
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for manufacturing an analyte detecting device. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a housing; a penetrating member driver; a cartridge containing a plurality of penetrating members; a display on the cartridge; a linear slider on the housing, the slider coupled to a rod; and the rod moving with the slider, the rod having at least one roller. The device uses the linear motion of the slider to rotate the cartridge, punch open a new cavity and load a new penetrating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Thomas Schulte, Michael Cane, Don Alden, Matt Schumann
  • Patent number: 9795747
    Abstract: A lancet driver is provided wherein the driver exerts a driving force on a lancet during a lancing cycle and is used on a tissue site. The driver comprises of a drive force generator for advancing the lancet along a path into the tissue site, and a manual switch for a user interface input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Mark Castle, Rodney Kugizaki, Robert Englert, Thomas Shoup, Jeff Perry
  • Patent number: 9795334
    Abstract: A tissue penetrating system has a housing member, a plurality of penetrating members positioned in the housing member and a plurality of sample chambers. Each sample chamber is associated with a penetrating member. A tissue stabilizing member has a tissue interface surface configured to be applied to a tissue surface and provide for spontaneous flow of blood for sample capture. The tissue stabilizing member is coupled to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique M. Freeman, Dirk Boecker, Don Alden, Jason Hegener
  • Patent number: 9788771
    Abstract: An automatic sensor inserter is disclosed for placing a transcutaneous sensor into the skin of a living body. According to aspects of the invention, characteristics of the insertion such as sensor insertion speed may be varied by a user. In some embodiments, insertion speed may be varied by changing an amount of drive spring compression. The amount of spring compression may be selected from a continuous range of settings and/or it may be selected from a finite number of discrete settings. Methods associated with the use of the automatic inserter are also covered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventor: Gary Ashley Stafford
  • Patent number: 9782113
    Abstract: A lancing device includes: a cover section, a part of which is provided with an opening; a main body held on the cover section and configured to be movable in a predetermined direction from the opening relative to the cover section; a lancing unit which is launched in the predetermined direction; and an operating section configured to launch the lancing unit when the operating section is pushed by applying a force in the predetermined direction, wherein the lancing unit is launched when the force is applied to the operating section in the predetermined direction with regulating a movement of the main body in the predetermined direction, and the main body moves, instead of pushing the operating section, by applying the force in the predetermined direction without regulating the movement of the main body in the predetermined direction is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Asakura
  • Patent number: 9775553
    Abstract: A blood analyzer device has a housing with a top section coupled to a bottom section, a driver and a plurality of penetrating members housed in a disposable positionable in the housing. A gripper engages each penetrating member. A manually actuated button advances the disposable to move penetrating members into launch positions. A power is source coupled to the driver. A display is at the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Tom Schulte, Michael Roger Caine, Don Alden, Matt Schumann
  • Patent number: 9743876
    Abstract: A medical puncturing device having a wicking element disposed on a portion of the medical puncturing device is disclosed. The wicking element allows a user to remove a first drop of blood upon puncturing the skin using the medical puncturing device. In this manner, a subsequent drop of blood can be used to test their blood to determine their blood glucose level for proper insulin dosing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Craig A. Gelfand, Gary D. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9724106
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for introducing portals into bone is described herein. An example apparatus for introducing portals into bone includes a handle, a base, and a driving member. The driving member can be made to project past the base by operating the handle. The base is detachable from the handle. The apparatus also includes a guide coupled at a first end to the handle and at a second end to the base. The base is detachably coupled to the guide. A base coupling detachably coupling the base to the guide includes an actuating member movable between a coupled configuration wherein the base is coupled to the guide and an uncoupled configuration wherein the base is released from the guide. The actuating member is arranged so that motion of the handle toward the base moves the actuating member from the coupled configuration to the uncoupled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Pyng Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Vincent Browne, Werner Reinhard Simbeck, Christopher Grant Denny, David Brian Bonar, Terence Gilhuly
  • Patent number: 9717627
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for delivering an implant to the orbit. In some instances, the systems may include a delivery device having a tongue member and a handle. The delivery device may further include an ejector configured to deliver an implant from the tongue member. The delivery device may also include a piercing member configured to create an opening in tissue. The systems may further include a piercing member for creating an opening in tissue. In some instances, the piercing member may have a first blade member rotatably connected to a second blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Oculeve, Inc.
    Inventors: Janusz Kuzma, Douglas Michael Ackermann, Christopher William Stivers
  • Patent number: 9668686
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided that enable the sensing of an analyte level within, e.g., the dermal layer of the skin of a subject. These systems, devices, and methods can utilize modalities that increase perfusion in an area local to a dermal sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Jay Feldman, Hyun Cho, Austin Leach, John Charles Mazza
  • Patent number: 9622696
    Abstract: A test device and a rotation module thereof are provided. The rotation module includes a rotation body and a driving element. The rotation body includes a shaft, a position limiting element, a reciprocation element, and a rotation element. The shaft is pivoted in a housing. The position limiting element and the reciprocation element are telescoped on the shaft, respectively. The rotation element engages with the shaft and is located between the position limiting element and the reciprocation element. The driving element is slideably disposed in the housing and coupled to a groove of the reciprocation element. When the driving element moves back and forth, the driving element drives the reciprocation element to rotate back and forth relative to the position limiting element through the groove. The rotation element is pushed by the reciprocation element to rotate along a rotation direction relative to the position limiting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sz-Shian He, Chia-Chun Wei, Hung-Wei Chen, Wei-Chieh Hu
  • Patent number: 9622688
    Abstract: A lancet-release mechanism is adapted to be incorporated into a lancing device. The lancing device is adapted to receive a lancet assembly therein. The lancing device is adapted to move the lancet assembly between a resting position, a cocking position, and a puncture position. The lancet-release mechanism comprises a lancet holder and a cantilever beam. The lancet holder forms a central aperture. The central aperture is adapted to receive the lancet assembly therein. The lancet holder further forms a plurality of protuberances thereon. The cantilever beam has a projection extending therefrom. The projection is adapted to engage the plurality of protuberances located on the lancet holder. The projection is adapted to separate the plurality of protuberances from each other so as to enlarge the central aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDINGS AG
    Inventors: Weiping Zhong, Tieming Ruan, Derek Lok
  • Patent number: 9603562
    Abstract: The invention relates to analyte monitoring/drug delivery device. The invention is suited for monitoring various blood constituents such as glucose. The device has a housing that at least partially encloses a plurality of microneedles disposed on a carrier and an electronics portion. Each microneedle is in fluid communication with a corresponding microchannel. Each microneedle is individually addressable. That is, each microneedle can be extended and retracted individually via an actuator. The invention can optionally provide for calibration without intervention of the user and can also provide for semi-continuous monitoring for day and night time. The invention can provide up to four, or more, weeks of operation. The invention can provide for a device that is relatively small in size, and therefore unobtrusive. The invention can also provide for device with remote control and interactive electronics. The invention may be also used for the delivery of various pharmaceutical agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gregory Aceti, Sterling Eduard McBride, Richard Morgan Moroney, III, Christopher Carter Gregory, Peter John Zanzucchi
  • Patent number: 9480497
    Abstract: A device, method and assembly for nicking skin is disclosed. The device includes a lumen is that is slideable over an introducer needle, and a blade at the end of the device. The device may include a shield for restricting advancement of the device during a skin nicking procedure. The device may also include a retractable blade or guard as a safety and nicking customization feature. A recess can also be shaped in the device for slideably attaching the device to an introducer needle hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Angiodynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Ingold, Jr., Thomas Vincent Casey, II
  • Patent number: 9480483
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for introducing portals into bone is described herein. An example apparatus for introducing portals into bone includes a handle, a base, and a driving member. The driving member can be made to project past the base by operating the handle. The base is detachable from the handle. The apparatus also includes a guide coupled at a first end to the handle and at a second end to the base. The base is detachably coupled to the guide. A base coupling detachably coupling the base to the guide includes an actuating member movable between a coupled configuration wherein the base is coupled to the guide and an uncoupled configuration wherein the base is released from the guide. The actuating member is arranged so that motion of the handle toward the base moves the actuating member from the coupled configuration to the uncoupled configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Pyng Medical Corp.
    Inventors: Gregory Vincent Browne, Werner Reinhard Simbeck, Christopher Grant Denny, David Brian Bonar, Terence Gilhuly
  • Patent number: 9480420
    Abstract: A puncturing system has a carrier tape carrying multiple lancets, a device housing comprising a conveying facility for moving the lancets into a usage position consecutively by moving the carrier tape in a conveying direction, a puncturing drive for accelerating one of the lancets that is positioned in the usage position in a puncturing motion, an opening in the device housing for touching against a body part in which a puncture is to be made by the puncturing motion of one of the lancets, an actuation facility for driving the conveying facility, and an unlockable interlock comprising a stop that blocks further transport of the carrier tape as soon as one of the lancets has reached the usage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmet Konya, Hans-Juergen Kuhr, Frank Deck, Hans List, Michael Keil, Christian Hoerauf, Thomas Weiss, Marcus Schlothauer
  • Patent number: 9480419
    Abstract: A lancing device comprises a lancet drive to cause a lancet to effect a puncturing movement, a housing that encloses the lancet drive, and a touching element with an opening for applying a part of a body in which a prick wound is to be produced, the touching element being movable relative to the lancet drive for the purpose of adjusting the puncturing depth in a puncturing direction. The touching element is connected rotatably by means of a screw thread to an intermediate piece and is movable in the puncturing direction, while the intermediate piece is rotatable and movable relative to the housing. A guide prevents rotation of the touching element relative to the housing, and the touching element is enclosed by the intermediate piece at least over part of its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Weiss, Susanne Gentsch, Lydia Kolonko
  • Patent number: 9474479
    Abstract: A lancing device having a drive mechanism whereby unidirectional motion of the drive mechanism drives a lancet along an advancing portion and a retraction portion of a lancing stroke. A rotationally mounted crank member or a translationally mounted shuttle of the drive mechanism operate upon an associated linkage and/or a cam path portion of the lancet carrier to drive the carrier along the lancing stroke. Spring biased members optionally drive the mechanism and/or limit its extent of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Lauren R. Pusey, Carmine L. Cuda
  • Patent number: 9439591
    Abstract: A system for determining an analyte in a body fluid includes a magazine comprising two partial magazines, one including chambers containing analysis elements having a sample contact zone and a reagent system containing a reagent, whose reaction with the body fluid results in a change of a variable, and another including chambers containing puncturing elements having a tip having a capillary channel, which forms a fluid connection between the tip and a sample transfer zone of the puncturing element. The system may also include an analysis instrument having a puncturing drive for driving a puncturing element on a movement path, a mounting for receiving the magazine such that one chamber of the magazine at a time is located in a functional position, in which a puncturing element in the chamber can be moved by the puncturing drive, and a measuring and evaluation apparatus for measuring the change of the variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Hans List, Andrea Rittinghaus, Volker Zimmer, Guenter Ihle, Wolfgang Roedel
  • Patent number: 9408563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piercing device for taking blood for medical analyses, comprising a base body, comprising at least one needle which is arranged therein and a tip which can be extended, comprising a needle holding element which encloses the needle at least in part and a drive unit for driving a movement of the needle together with the needle holding element with respect to the base body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GMBH
    Inventors: Marion Butz, Michael-Martin Strehl
  • Patent number: 9392968
    Abstract: Assembly for use on a device includes a member comprising a plurality of lancet needles arranged generally parallel to each other and one of a cap comprising a single lancet opening structured and arranged to receive therein an end portion of a finger tip and a cap comprising a plurality of openings which are each sized to allow one of the lancet needles to pass therethrough. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: STAT MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Schraga
  • Patent number: 9386945
    Abstract: A blood lancing device includes a housing unit and a cap. When the cap is disposed at an initial position, a second drive element is blocked by a first drive element from forward movement relative to the first drive element. When the cap is moved from the initial position to a retracted position, the first drive element pushes the second drive element so that the second drive element is deviated from the first drive element when a holder holding a lancet is moved to a trigger position, thereby allowing for a high speed movement of the holder from the trigger position to a pricking position by virtue of biasing action of a first biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Bionime Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Hostettler, Aurelius Horisberger, Peter Stettler, Jurgen Wittmann, Chun-Mu Huang
  • Patent number: 9386944
    Abstract: An integrated analyte measurement system includes a housing and a disposable configured to be positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. A penetrating member driver is configured to be coupled to each of a penetrating member. A plurality of analyte sensors are positioned in the disposable. The disposable houses both used and unused penetrating members and analyte sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Dirk Boecker, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 9380975
    Abstract: A lancet device including a housing and a lancet structure having a puncturing element. The lancet structure disposed within the housing and adapted for movement between a retaining or pre-actuated position wherein the puncturing element is retained within the housing, and a puncturing position wherein the puncturing element extends through a forward end of the housing. The lancet device includes a drive spring disposed within the housing for biasing the lancet structure toward the puncturing position, and a retaining hub retaining the lancet structure in the retracted position against the bias of the drive spring. The retaining hub includes a pivotal lever in interference engagement with the lancet structure. An actuator within the housing pivots the lever, thereby moving the lancet structure toward the rearward end of the housing to at least partially compress the drive spring, and releasing the lever from interference engagement with the lancet structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jacek Grzegorz Karbowniczek, Wlodzinierz Rutynowski, Bradley Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 9375169
    Abstract: An analyte and detecting apparatus has a housing and a disposable positionable in the housing. A penetrating member driver is positioned in the housing. A plurality of penetrating members are positioned in the disposable. Each a penetrating member is configured to be coupled to the penetrating member driver. A plurality of sampling chambers are provided with each one including an analyte sensor. A cam disk indexing and drive mechanism is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: In Sang Choi, Mark Castle, Hyunsuk Jang
  • Patent number: 9351680
    Abstract: An analyte monitoring system is provided. The system may include a housing (200) and a visual display (206) on the housing (200), the visual display (206) having at lease one visual indicator position next to a corresponding marking (208, 210, 212, 214 and 216) on the housing (200). The system may include a processor (60) driving the visual display (206), wherein the processor (60) runs software that is modifiable to provide a variable user interface on the visual display (206). The system may include a wireless communication to allow applets or programs to be down-loaded by the processor (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Dirk Boecker
  • Patent number: 9339612
    Abstract: A tissue penetration device and method of using same. The tissue penetration device may optionally include sampling and analyzing functions, which may be integrated. An embodiment provides control of a lancet used for sampling blood. Electric field coils or solenoids may drive the lancet using electromagnetic force. Advancement and retraction of a lancet may be controlled by a feedback loop monitoring the position and velocity of the lancet embodiments of the lancet driver can be configured to follow a predetermined tissue lancing profile. Embodiments of the invention include a lancet and method for using a lancet to maintain the patency of the wound tract once the lancet has cut into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 9332932
    Abstract: Provided are a blood collecting puncture device having high safety which can hygienically maintain the inside of a magazine and prevent infection, and the magazine. A blood collecting puncture device has a blood collecting puncture device body removably incorporating a magazine for housing lancets for puncturing human skin. The blood collecting puncture device body has a first housing section for housing not-yet-used lancets and a second housing section for housing used lancets to be disposed of. When a rotor is rotated, individual lancets are sequentially conveyed on a one-by-one basis to a stock position, a puncture position, and a disposal position, and this causes a not-yet-used lancet to be housed in the first housing section and also causes a used lancet to be housed in the second housing section, so that the lancets are separately housed in spaces isolated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okuyama, Akio Nagao, Yoshiki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 9314194
    Abstract: A body fluid sampling system is provided for use on a tissue site. A drive force generator is coupled to penetrating members. The penetrating members are at least partially housed in a penetrating member housing. The penetrating member housing has openings for the penetrating members. The penetrating members are launched along a launch path by the drive force generator through an opening in the penetrating member housing. Analyte sensors are housed in a analyte sensor housing. Each analyte sensor is associated with a penetrating member. The analyte sensor housing and the penetrating member housing are coupled to provide that each analyte sensor is positioned out of a launch path of a penetrating member. The analyte sensor housing includes desiccant pockets for receiving desiccant plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
    Inventors: Ajay Deshmukh, Dominique Freeman, Dirk Boecker, Don Alden
  • Patent number: 9289161
    Abstract: Multi-lancet unit for a lancet device. The unit includes a plurality of lancets arranged in a row. Each lancet has a front end, a needle which extends from the front end, and a rear end. The front end of at least one of the plurality lancets is removably connected to the rear end of another of the plurality of lancets. The lancet device utilizes the multi-lancet unit and includes a body and a holding member which houses the multi-lancet unit. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: STAT MEDICAL DIVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Schraga
  • Patent number: 9282919
    Abstract: A lancet pricking device comprises a lancet, a launching spring, a trigger part and a holder housing the lancet, launching spring and trigger part. The lancet comprises a lancet body, lancet cap and pricking needle. The pricking needle is in both the lancet body and lancet cap. The trigger part has a pair of arms positioned inside the holder. The launching spring is attached to the lancet body. The lancet body is secured to the arms of the trigger part by an abutment of the lancet body on the arms such that the launching spring is compressed before a pricking operation. The trigger part cannot be pushed further into the holder before the lancet cap is removed, but can be pushed further into the holder after the cap is removed. The pair of arms warp when pressed to release the secured lancet body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: ASAHI POLYSLIDER COMPANY, LIMITED, IZUMI-COSMO COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hyoue, Hideaki Saeki, Hirokazu Imori
  • Patent number: 9282918
    Abstract: Multi-lancet unit for a lancet device. The unit includes a plurality of lancets arranged in a row. Each lancet has a front ends a needle which extends from the front end, and a rear end. The front end of at least one of the plurality lancets is removably connected to the rear end of another of the plurality of lancets. The lancet device utilizes the multi-lancet unit and includes a body and a holding member which supports the multi-lancet unit. This Abstract is not intended to define the invention disclosed in the specification, nor intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: STAT MEDICAL DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven Schraga
  • Patent number: 9271667
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including an independent drive core mechanism incorporating all or a substantial portion of the functional components of the lancing device, whereby the independent drive core mechanism can be incorporated into multiple different external housing configurations for more efficient design and manufacture. Axial adjustment of the position of the independent drive core mechanism within the housing provides lancing penetration depth control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 9226700
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detection element for lancets in lancing devices which will indicate that a lancet element is inserted completely again after the lancet has been changed. The invention includes a blood lancet apparatus which has a base body for the arrangement of a plurality of apparatus components, comprising a lancet reception device for coupling the blood lancet apparatus to a lancet element, at least one spring element for acting upon the lancet reception device with spring force and an actuating element for initiating a movement of the lancet reception device. The invention may further comprise a detection device for emitting at least for a time a signal with respect to a fixing position of the lancet element coupled at least in part to the lancet apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Strehl
  • Patent number: 9226699
    Abstract: A body fluid sampling device includes a housing, a penetrating member positioned in the housing and a test strip. A compliant front end is coupled to the housing. The compliant front-end includes a rigid member with an interior aperture to receive the body fluid from a wound site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland Gmbh
    Inventors: Dominique Freeman, Ajay Deshmukh, Jason Hegener, Thomas Shoup, Brent Eaton, Joshua Molho, Amy Wang, Jeffrey Perry
  • Patent number: 9192404
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of use during arthroscopic surgery. The method includes inserting a cannulated needle into a joint area of the body, inserting a guidewire through the needle, removing the needle, and inserting an arthroscopy knife into the joint area via the use of the guidewire. An arthroscopy knife and another method of its use is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek H. Ochiai, Paul Alexander Torrie
  • Patent number: 9192331
    Abstract: A releasing structure for a lancing device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention may include: a lancet body with a lancet at the front; a lancet holder mounted with the lancet body with the lancet at the front; a stem disposed behind the lancet holder and moving the lancet holder forward/backward; a rotary housing pushing/pulling the stem while turning forward at a predetermined angle about a rotational axis defined in the movement direction of the lancet; a torsion spring storing torque for turning the rotary housing forward at a predetermined angle; and a loading handle transmitting torque to the torsion spring while turning forward at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: I-SENS, INC.
    Inventors: Geun Sig Cha, Hakhyun Nam, Eun-Jong Cha, Kyung-Ah Kim