US Pat. No. 10,252,007

CAP ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A cap assembly for a medicament delivery device, the cap assembly comprising:a cap configured to be mounted to a proximal end of the medicament delivery device, wherein the cap comprises a cam surface;
a squeezer comprising (i) a body defining a first longitudinally extending channel configured to receive a delivery member shield and (ii) a plurality of radial arms flexible in a radial direction; and
a spinner comprising (i) a proximal end face configured to cooperate with the cam surface of the cap, (ii) a body defining a second longitudinally extending channel configured to receive the squeezer, and (iii) a plurality of holes in the body of the spinner configured to receive the plurality of radial arms of the squeezer;
wherein axial displacement of the spinner from (i) a first position in which the proximal end face bears against the cam surface and each radial arm of the plurality of radial arms is positioned in a respective hole of the plurality of holes to (ii) a second position in which the spinner is received further by the cap causes rotation of the spinner relative to the cap and the squeezer, wherein the rotation of the spinner relative to the cap and the squeezer causes the body of the spinner to force each radial arm out of the respective hole and into the first longitudinally extending channel, so as to reduce a cross-sectional area of the first longitudinally extending channel.

US Pat. No. 10,179,206

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising a housing;a medicament container holder arranged movable in a longitudinal direction in relation to the housing, which medicament container holder is arranged to accommodate a medicament container, which medicament container is arranged as a multi-chamber container comprising medicament and diluent in separate chambers;
a plunger rod operably arranged to act on the medicament container;
a retainer releasably engaged with the plunger rod that holds the plunger rod axially fixed relative to the housing; and
an actuation spring held in a tensioned state and positioned between the medicament container holder and the housing such that upon release of the tension in the actuation spring, the actuation spring causes the medicament container holder to move axially with the actuation spring in a distal direction relative to the housing such that said plunger rod acts on said medicament container causing mixing of said medicament and said diluent.

US Pat. No. 10,255,827

INJECTOR TRAINING DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A training device for simulating an injection procedure experience when using a real-life fully functional auto-injection device containing a pre-filled container of medicament, the training device comprising,an elongate outer housing having an inner surface, a proximal end and a distal end, the outer housing containing,
a demo container axially and rotationally fixed relative to the outer housing;
a plunger assembly having a non-rotating plunger, where a distal portion of the plunger is slidable within the demo container;
a coiled spring having a distal end fixed axially relative to the outer housing and a proximal end attached to the plunger assembly such that the coiled spring is in an extended partially uncoiled tensed configuration when the plunger assembly is in a cocked position;
a rotary damper gear assembly attached to a proximal end of the plunger assembly and having a gear rotatably engaged with a rack axially fixed to the inner surface of the outer housing; and
a rotatable lock having a first position where the lock is engaged directly with the plunger to prevent the plunger from moving axially and a second position where the lock is disengaged from the plunger to allow the plunger to move axially relative to the lock and outer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,251,995

INFUSION DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An infusion device, comprising: a housing;a compartment inside the housing for a medicament container;
an infusion needle arranged to the housing for connection to the medicament container for delivering a dose of medicament;
a piston plunger disposed in the housing for acting on the medicament container to deliver the dose of medicament, wherein the piston plunger comprises a number of distinct separate segments for interconnection to each other, thereby forming an elongated piston plunger;
a first spring configured to act on a stack of the separate segments; and
a mechanical driver configured to act on the piston plunger to deliver the dose of medicament, the mechanical driver comprising a drive nut and a drive spring configured to rotatably drive the drive nut;
wherein upon activation of the drive spring, the drive nut urges a first segment of the number of distinct separate segments a distance thereby enabling the first spring to push a second segment of the number of distinct separate segments into line behind the first segment and to connect the second segment to the first segment; the number of distinct separate segments have threads to interact with the drive nut; the drive spring comprises a flat spiral spring disposed in a rotatable spring housing; and the infusion device further comprises a drive member between the spring housing and the drive nut.

US Pat. No. 10,265,476

TWO BODY SYRINGE CARRIER ASSEMBLY WITH DAMPENER

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A syringe carrier assembly for use in an auto-injector comprising:a) an inner body having a proximal end, a distal end and an outer surface, where the inner body is formed as a hollow tubular shape configured to accept and hold a syringe containing medicament, where the hollow tubular shape prevents axial movement of the syringe relative to the inner body;
b) an outer body with a hollow interior sized to accept and surround the inner body, where the outer body and inner body are slidably connected to each other such that inner body and the outer body are rotationally fixed to each other while allowing relative axial movement; and
c) a force dampener operatively connected to both the inner body and the outer body to dissipate spring force when the inner body moves axially relative to the outer body and to stop the axial proximal movement of the inner body during a dose delivery operation of the auto-injector.

US Pat. No. 10,507,289

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising a housing:a medicament container holder, arranged movable in a distal direction relative to the housing and configured to hold a medicament container;
an activator arranged in the housing in an initial position and movable in a proximal direction when activated to act on the medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament, where after expulsion of the dose of medicament, the activator is released and moves distally back to the initial position, where said activator comprises a plunger rod;
a manually operable dose setting nut rotatably connected to the housing and arranged with first threads,
wherein second threads arranged on the medicament container holder cooperate with the first threads on the dose setting nut,
wherein operation of the dose setting nut will cause the medicament container holder and the medicament container to move in the distal direction relative to and towards the plunger rod during setting of a dose of medicament to be delivered.

US Pat. No. 10,420,898

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An operation member for use with a medicament delivery device, the operation member comprising:an outer surface comprising at least one co-acting member configured to interactively connect to an activation member, wherein the at least one co-acting member comprises at least one groove,
the operation member
rotatably and coaxially arranged on an extension part, and
configured to interactively rotate from a first position to a second position based on an axial movement of the activation member, the first position and the second position corresponding to a pre-tensioned state and a released state of a resilient member, wherein the resilient member is pre-tensioned in an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,391,247

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising:a housing arranged to accommodate a medicament container;
a drive unit operably arranged to act on said medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament;
an activation unit operably connected to said drive unit for activating said drive unit;
said drive unit comprising an actuation element arranged movable inside the housing from an initial position prior to activation, to a displaced position after activation;
a first near-field communication chip (NFC-chip) comprising first information;
a second NFC-chip comprising second information; and
at least one shielding element arranged to said housing, wherein said at least one shield element is arranged to shield the first NFC-chip and to allow reading of the second NFC-chip when said actuation element is in the initial position, and wherein said at least one shield element is arranged to shield said second NFC-chip and to allow reading of said first NFC-chip when said actuation element is in the displaced position.

US Pat. No. 10,376,653

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a generally tubular distal housing part having opposite proximal and distal ends, wherein the proximal end of the distal housing part comprises a second fastener formed as a unitary, one-piece construction of an outer surface of the proximal end of the distal housing part and a third mechanically coded interface device located on an inner surface of the proximal end of the distal housing part;
a generally tubular proximal housing part having opposite proximal and distal ends and releasably connected to the distal housing part through mechanical engagement of the second fastener with a first fastener, where the first fastener is located on an inner surface of the distal end of the proximal housing part along with a fourth mechanically coded interface device also located on the inner surface of the distal end of the proximal housing part, and where the first fastener and the second fastener contact and cooperate with each other to result in a secure fastened connection between the distal housing part and the proximal housing part such that the distal and proximal housing parts are releasably locked together;
a medicament container having a slidable stopper, where the medicament container is arranged to be completely positioned and contained within the proximal housing part;
a drive mechanism comprising a plunger rod having a distal end, where the distal end of the plunger rod is completely contained and arranged within the distal housing part, the drive mechanism operably configured for driving a proximal end of the plunger rod from the distal housing part into the proximal housing part and into the medicament container to drive the stopper toward a proximal end of the medicament delivery device, where the distal end of the plunger rod remains within the distal housing part when the proximal and distal housing parts are disconnected and completely separated from each other; and
wherein an interface member is completely contained and arranged within both the distal and proximal housing parts when the distal and proximal housing parts are connected to each other, and wherein the interface member is not connected to the plunger rod, and forms no part of the drive mechanism, the interface member comprises first and second mechanically coded interface devices arranged to match and interact with the third and the fourth mechanically coded interface devices when the distal and proximal housing parts are connected to each other, wherein the interface member is releasably connected to both the proximal and distal housing parts; the first and second mechanically coded interface devices non-threadedly mate with the third and fourth mechanically coded interface devices to establish a geometrical and mechanical identification interface between the interface member and the proximal and distal housing parts that precludes use of an erroneous medicament container or medicament.

US Pat. No. 10,307,539

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An injection device, comprising:a tubular housing,
a syringe carrier arranged within the tubular housing, the syringe carrier configured to carry a syringe, the syringe comprising a stopper, a medicament, and a needle,
a needle shield sleeve slidably arranged with respect to the tubular housing and protruding a distance outside a front end of the tubular housing,
a plunger rod arranged to act on the stopper of the syringe,
a first compression spring arranged to drive the plunger rod,
a first activator member connected to the needle shield sleeve,
a second activator member capable of releasably holding the plunger rod, and
an information member attached to the second activator member, the information member arranged to provide information indicating that an injection of the medicament contained within the syringe has been completed,
wherein the second activator member is capable of releasably holding the first activator member and the needle shield sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,307,543

POWER PACK ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A power pack assembly for a medicament delivery device, the power pack comprising:a plunger rod extending along a longitudinal axis (L) and having a proximal and an opposite distal end,
an actuator provided with a holding element and configured to interact with a corresponding holding element of the plunger rod,
a first force element arranged to exert a force on the plunger rod,
an actuator sleeve mechanism arranged to releasably lock the holding element in engagement with the corresponding holding element of the plunger rod such as to hold the first force element in a tensioned state, wherein
the actuator sleeve mechanism comprises an actuator cap configured to hold the holding element in engagement with the corresponding hold element of the plunger rod, and in that an actuator sleeve is interconnected with the actuator cap such that in relation to the actuator, the actuator cap is moved a shorter distance than the actuator sleeve when the actuator sleeve is distally displaced in relation to the distal housing part.

US Pat. No. 10,245,387

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A multi-dose medicament delivery device comprising:a device front end;
a device back end;
a central longitudinal axis;
a housing having a housing front end and a housing back end;
a medicament container assembly, the medicament container assembly being configured for accommodating a medicament container with a stopper;
a dose drum that is supported in the housing via a first threaded connection;
wherein the dose drum is axially movable with respect to the housing in a backward direction from an initial position to at least one dosing position when rotated in a first direction in order to set a dose to be delivered; and
wherein the dose drum is axially movable with respect to the housing in a forward direction from the dosing position to the initial position when rotated in a second, opposite direction in order to deliver the dose set;
a plunger rod that is operationally associated with the stopper and supported in the housing via a second threaded connection, wherein the threaded connection is configured to axially guide the plunger rod toward the device front end when the plunger rod is rotated in the second direction, where the plunger rod has an inner surface with an inwardly radial protruding tooth corresponding to a predetermined dosing position; and
an activation assembly comprising:
a plunger rod rotator that is coupled to the dose drum and has at least one first deflecting member comprising an outwardly radial protruding tooth;
an activator rod that is axially movable with respect to the plunger rod rotator from an uncoupling position to a coupling position, wherein, when the activator rod is in the coupling position and the dose drum is rotated in the second direction from the dosing position the plunger rod does not rotate until the outwardly radial protruding tooth of the at least one first deflecting member engages the inwardly radial protrusion; and
at least one second deflecting member that is configured to lock the activator rod with respect to the plunger rod rotator in the coupling position until the dose drum reaches the initial position again.

US Pat. No. 10,485,934

NEEDLE SHEATH REMOVER ASSEMBLY

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A needle sheath remover assembly for a medicament delivery device, comprising:a cap configured to mechanically connect to a housing of the medicament delivery device, wherein the needle sheath remover assembly is mounted to the medicament delivery device in a first state;
a sheath grabber connected to the cap and configured for engaging a needle sheath of a medicament container in the medicament delivery device when the needle sheath assembly is in a second state;
wherein the cap is moveable in a proximal direction with respect to the sheath grabber between the first state, wherein the sheath grabber is not engaging the needle sheath, and the second state; and
wherein the cap and the sheath grabber are configured for interaction with each other such that upon mechanically disconnecting the cap from the housing of the medicament delivery device, the sheath grabber is able to engage and remove the needle sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,426,892

MOTORIZED DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A motorized drug delivery device configured to administer at least one pre-set dose of a medicament contained within a medicament container, the delivery device comprising:a user activation system;
a motor;
a gear train operatively coupled to the user activation system and the motor;
a piston plunger system operatively coupled to the gear train, the piston plunger system comprising a piston plunger and at least one plunger extension for extending a length of the piston plunger;
wherein the piston plunger system is configured to act on a stopper contained within the medicament container to deliver at least one pre-set dose of medicament,
wherein the user activation system comprises a mechanical automatic reset activation system that automatically resets the drug delivery device after administration of the pre-set dose, and wherein the mechanical automatic reset activation system includes a dispense button operatively coupled to a hook release.

US Pat. No. 10,420,892

DRIVE MECHANISM FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A drive mechanism for a medicament delivery device comprising:a compression member axially and rotationally fixed within a first housing of the medicament delivery device, where the compression member comprises a first cavity containing a first volume of fluid, said compression member also comprising a second cavity containing a second volume of fluid, and where the compression member is prevented from proximal and distal longitudinal displacement relative to the first housing during all use of the drive mechanism by a connector fixedly attached to a proximal end of the first housing, where the connector comprises an inner connector configured to allow attachment of a second housing containing a medicament container, where inner connector prevents any relevant movement between the first housing and the second housing;
a passage for fluid communication between the first cavity and the second cavity;
a first movable piston arranged to seal the first cavity and to move in the distal direction relative to the compression member when the drive mechanism is activated to expel medicament from the medicament container; and
a second movable piston arranged within an inner tubular sleeve to seal the second cavity and to move in the proximal direction relative to the compression member simultaneously with the first movable piston moving in the distal direction such that a proximal end of the second movable piston acts directly on the medicament container to expel the medicament from the medicament container;
wherein axial movement of the first movable piston or of the second movable piston relative to the compression member, by an applied force, causes a relative change of volume between the first volume of fluid and the second volume of fluid, via a fluid flow through said passage, such that the respective second movable piston or the first movable piston is also moved.

US Pat. No. 10,363,373

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising an elongated housing extending in a longitudinal direction, which housing is arranged to accommodate a medicament container,an end cap arranged with a first attachment element designed to engage with a second attachment element on said housing for attaching said end cap to said housing,
a rotator rotatably arranged inside said housing,
an activator axially slidable with respect to the housing from an extended position to a retracted position and operably connected to said rotator such as to rotate said rotator from an initial non-activated rotational position and an activated rotational position when the activator is moved from the extended to the retracted position,
a plunger rod having a distal end comprising radially extending wings that releasably engage the rotator when in the non-activated rotational position,
said rotator further comprises a blocking element arranged to cooperate with said first attachment element for preventing disengagement of said first attachment element from said second attachment element when the rotator is in the activated rotational position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,378

CAP ASSEMBLY FOR MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A cap assembly for a medicament delivery device, the cap assembly comprising:a cap body arranged to be mounted to a proximal end of a medicament delivery device for protecting and for removing a medicament delivery member shield, which cap body has an inner cap structure defining a channel extending along the central axis of the cap body, and
a gripping member configured to be received in the channel with a friction fit and to receive the medicament delivery member shield,
wherein the gripping member has a first leg, a second leg, and a connecting portion extending between the first leg and the second leg, which connecting portion defines a leading edge of the gripping member when received by the channel,
the first leg and the second leg having a respective proximal portion that are radially flexible and extending distally from the connecting portion, each proximal portion having an inclined section extending radially inwards in an axial direction away from the connecting portion, and a respective distal portion extending from the inclined section,
the distal portions being radially flexible and extending radially outwards in an axial direction away from the proximal portions to allow the gripping member to receive the medicament delivery member shield between the distal portions,
the gripping member and an inner wall of the channel being configured to engage to retain the gripping member in the inner cap structure, and
each distal portion being provided with a medicament delivery member shield gripper configured to engage with the medicament delivery member shield when the gripping member engages with the inner wall of the channel and the gripping member has received the medicament delivery member shield causing the distal portions to flex radially inwards,
the medicament delivery member shield grippers being configured to engage with a distal end of the medicament delivery member shield.

US Pat. No. 10,342,932

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A metered droplet medicament delivery device, comprising:a proximal part and a distal part having opposite distal and proximal ends, the proximal part and the distal part being releasably connectable to each other;
a medicament container with a movable stopper;
a dose delivery mechanism, comprising a plunger rod operably arranged to act on the stopper; and
a plunger rod positioning cap configured to engage a proximal end of the plunger rod and to engage a proximal area of the distal part for positioning the plunger rod in a longitudinal position of the device relative to the proximal area;
wherein the proximal part comprises a medicament container holder for accommodating the medicament container, the distal part comprises the dose delivery mechanism with the plunger rod, the plunger rod positioning cap is removable from the proximal area of the distal part and is configured to protect the plunger rod when the proximal and distal parts are not connected to each other, and the plunger rod positioning cap is configured to be removed from the proximal area of the distal part by a user of the metered droplet medicament delivery device and then attached to an attachment area of the metered droplet medicament delivery device when the plunger rod positioning cap is disengaged from the proximal area of the distal part, and
wherein the metered droplet medicament delivery device cannot dispense medicament from the medicament container when the plunger rod positioning cap is attached to the proximal area of the distal part.

US Pat. No. 10,328,205

DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE WITH PNEUMATIC POWER PACK

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A drug delivery device comprising:a main housing;
a syringe arranged in the main housing, wherein the syringe comprises a medicament;
a needle attached to the syringe;
a needle cover axially movable with respect to the main housing; and
a pneumatic power pack arranged in the main housing, wherein the pneumatic power pack comprises:
(i) a pressurized gas source storing pressurized gas;
(ii) a valve for the pressurized gas source;
(iii) a sleeve having an inner wall, wherein the sleeve is configured to receive pressurized gas released from the pressurized gas source; and
(iv) a plunger axially movable with respect to both the sleeve and the syringe, wherein the plunger is in sliding gas-tight engagement with the inner wall of the sleeve,
wherein, upon activation of the valve, the valve releases the pressurized gas and the released pressurized gas flows into the sleeve and propels the plunger in a distal direction with respect to the sleeve and the syringe, so as to eject the medicament from the syringe, and
wherein axial movement of the needle cover in the proximal direction causes axial movement of the sleeve in the proximal direction, and wherein the axial movement of the sleeve in the proximal direction activates the valve to release the pressurized gas.

US Pat. No. 10,307,545

CAP ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A cap assembly for a medicament delivery device, the cap assembly comprising:a cap configured to be mounted to a proximal end of the medicament delivery device, wherein the cap comprises a cam surface;
a squeezer comprising (i) a body defining a first longitudinally extending channel configured to receive a delivery member shield and (ii) a plurality of radial arms flexible in a radial direction; and
a spinner comprising (i) a proximal end face configured to cooperate with the cam surface of the cap, (ii) a body defining a second longitudinally extending channel configured to receive the squeezer, and (iii) a plurality of holes in the body of the spinner configured to receive the plurality of radial arms of the squeezer;
wherein axial displacement of the spinner from (i) a first position in which the proximal end face bears against the cam surface and each radial arm of the plurality of radial arms is positioned in a respective hole of the plurality of holes to (ii) a second position in which the spinner is received further by the cap causes rotation of the spinner relative to the cap and the squeezer, wherein the rotation of the spinner relative to the cap and the squeezer causes the body of the spinner to force each radial arm out of the respective hole and into the first longitudinally extending channel, so as to reduce a cross-sectional area of the first longitudinally extending channel.

US Pat. No. 10,300,206

DOSE SETTING MECHANISM AND MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE COMPRISING THE DOSE SETTING MECHANISM

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A dose setting mechanism for a medicament delivery device, which dose setting mechanism comprises:a tubular member;
a dose drum comprising a proximal end face and an outer surface threadedly engaged with an inside surface of the tubular member, and being axially and rotationally movable relative to the tubular member, where the dose drum comprises indicia indicative of a dose of medicament set by a user;
a stop member having a distal end face, coaxial with the tubular member, and axially movable but rotationally locked relative to the tubular member, and further being axially jointly movable with the dose drum;
a dose drum follower connected to the dose drum; and
a dose blocker that is axially movable and rotationally locked to the dose drum follower,
wherein the stop member comprises a first stop element projecting distally and in that the dose drum comprises a second stop element projecting proximally,
wherein the distal end face and the proximal end face axially abut each other such that the first stop element and the second stop element interact with each other when the dose drum is rotated relative to the stop member through a predetermined angular interval.

US Pat. No. 10,300,208

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE WITH DELIVERY FINISH SIGNAL DELAY

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device extending along a longitudinal axis and comprising:a housing having a distal and a proximal end, said housing being adapted to receive a medicament container;
a drive mechanism comprising a plunger rod driver movable in said housing between biased and released positions and arranged to act on a plunger rod, which plunger rod in turn is arranged to act on the medicament container;
a hold-release mechanism interactively connected to the drive mechanism for holding the drive mechanism in the biased position and releasing the drive mechanism from the biased position; and
a delayable signal generating mechanism comprising a signal generating element interactively connected to the drive mechanism, where
the delayable signal generating mechanism is releasably connected to the hold-release mechanism such that when the plunger rod nears or reaches the end of its operating stroke, the delayable signal generating mechanism is released from the hold-release mechanism whereby the delayable signal generating mechanism is enabled to interact with the drive mechanism for generating an audible and/or tactile and/or visual signal indicating that a medicament has been completely delivered,
wherein said plunger rod driver is operably arranged to said plunger rod via said signal generating element.

US Pat. No. 10,300,209

FEEDBACK ELEMENT FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A feedback element for a medicament delivery device, wherein the feedback element comprises:two outer longitudinally extending flexible legs having a proximal and a distal end, and
two inner longitudinally extending legs having a proximal and a distal end,
wherein the two inner longitudinally extending legs are connected at their proximal ends by a proximal transversal end portion defining a guide extension,
wherein each outer longitudinally extending flexible leg is connected to one inner longitudinally extending leg by a distal transversal end portion,
wherein each outer longitudinally extending flexible leg extends at its proximal end radially outwards in a same plane as formed by the two inner longitudinally extending legs, and
wherein each proximal end of each outer longitudinally extending flexible leg defines a radial foot.

US Pat. No. 10,286,157

AUTO-INJECTOR WITH PIVOTING TRIGGER

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A trigger for an auto-injection device, comprising:an elongate body having a longitudinal axis L and a pivot axis P, wherein the pivot axis P divides the elongate body into a distal portion and a proximal portion;
a finger surface on an upper section of the proximal portion, and a bearing surface projecting downwardly from the upper section of the proximal portion;
two axle studs on the distal portion, each axle stud projecting outwardly along the pivot axis P and configured to rotatably engage a housing to allow the trigger to pivot about the pivot axis P from a fired position to a cocked position, wherein the bearing surface is configured to engage a button blocker in a blocked position, wherein the button blocker is axially slidable relative to the housing from the blocked position to a release position such that the button blocker disengages the bearing surface;
an abutment arm on the distal portion configured to engage a plunger rod driver when the trigger is in the cocked position;
a catch on the distal portion configured to prevent axial movement of a plunger rod driver when the trigger is in the cocked position; and
a slot adjacent to one of the axle studs configured to engage one arm of a biassing member such that the trigger is biassed toward the cocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,235,905

AUTOMATIC INJECTION TRAINING DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An automatic injection training device comprising:an elongated housing assembly having a distal and an opposite proximal end;
a demo container axially and rotationally fixed relative to the elongated housing assembly;
characterized in that the device further comprises
a reloadable plunger assembly comprising a hollow plunger which is movable in the demo container between a first and a second position, a piston rod coaxially arranged within the hollow plunger and axially movable in relation to the elongated housing assembly between a start position and a final position, and a first energy accumulating member arranged between the hollow plunger and the piston rod;
an actuation assembly configured to hold the hollow plunger in a first position and thereby the piston rod in the start position and to release the hollow plunger from the first position and thereby the piston rod from the start position;
and wherein the hollow plunger comprises a chamber sealed by the piston rod, and a passage; such that movement of the hollow plunger from the first to the second position by a force exerted by the first energy accumulating member causes an airflow into the chamber through the passage whereby the movement of the hollow plunger is damped.

US Pat. No. 10,524,873

DEVICE FOR HANDLING MEDICAL WASTE PRODUCTS

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A device for receiving and handling specific medical waste products to be stored in a safe container, comprising a receiving mechanism arranged with:a compartment for receiving a medicament container,
wherein the compartment is operably arranged to be moved from (i) a first position in which a medical waste product may be entered into said compartment to (ii) a second position in which the medical waste product is entered into the safe container,
at least one first locking element operably arranged to releasably lock said compartment from being moved from said second position,
said at least one first locking element comprising at least one contact surface, wherein the at least one contact surface is arranged to be engaged by an outer surface of a medical waste product placed in the compartment, which unlocks the compartment so that the compartment can be moved to said second position, and
a monitoring unit comprising a detection mechanism configured to detect that said compartment has been moved from said first position to said second position.

US Pat. No. 10,525,201

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a housing having a distal end and a proximal end and configured to receive a medicament container containing a fixed amount of medicament and a delivery member for delivering the medicament;
a drive mechanism configured to exert pressure on the medicament container to automatically deliver the medicament;
a hold and release mechanism interactively connected to the drive mechanism for holding the drive mechanism in a pre-tensioned state;
a biased delivery member cover positioned at least partially within the housing and axially movable within the housing, the cover being interactively connected to the hold and release mechanism such that, when the cover is pressed against a delivery site, the hold and release mechanism releases the drive mechanism from the pre-tensioned state;
a signal generating member releasably connected to the hold and release mechanism and interactively connected to the drive mechanism for generating at least one of an audible, tactile, and visual signal indicating that the medicament has been completely delivered;
wherein the drive mechanism comprises a first resilient member and a delay plunger rod assembly; the delay plunger rod assembly comprises a proximal plunger, a distal plunger, a chamber formed between the proximal and the distal plungers, an aperture, and a delay device in the chamber, where the delay plunger rod assembly moves proximally when released from the hold and release mechanism;
wherein the distal plunger and proximal plunger are configured such that each plunger can move relative to the other plunger prior to and after the release of the drive mechanism,
wherein the delay device is a volume of viscous fluid,
wherein the aperture is an annular gap between outside wall surfaces of the proximal and distal plungers, where the annular gap is configured to accept a portion of the viscous fluid as the distal plunger and proximal plunger move relative to each other, and
wherein the annular gap is sized and the volume of the viscous fluid in the chamber is selected such that an amount of the viscous fluid remains within the chamber after the fixed amount of the medicament is delivered through the delivery member so that release of the signal generating member is delayed until after the proximal plunger stops moving proximally relative to the medicament container.

US Pat. No. 10,525,202

CONTAINER HOLDER ASSEMBLY

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A container holder that releasably attaches to a medical delivery device, the container holder comprising:a tubular body elongated in an axial direction and configured for releasable attachment to a proximal end of the medical delivery device, the tubular body comprising a proximal end and a distal end defining a resilient portion, wherein the resilient portion is monolithic,
wherein the resilient portion of the distal end of the tubular body comprises a distally-facing, annular opening configured to receive a container through the opening;
wherein the resilient portion of the distal end of the tubular body is configured to compress axially along a longitudinal direction when a distal annular end surface of the resilient portion of the distal end of the tubular body comes into abutment with a surface of the medical delivery device during attachment of the tubular body to the proximal end of the delivery device; and
wherein the resilient portion of the distal end of the tubular body is attached to an outer circumferential surface of the distal end of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,525,213

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. Medicament delivery device comprising a housing,a biased medicament delivery member guard arranged movable in relation to said housing from a proximally extended position to a retracted position,
a power pack comprising a plunger rod and a spring arranged to act on said plunger rod;
a release clip movable in relation to said housing and arranged to said plunger rod for releasably holding said plunger rod with the spring in a tensioned state, wherein the release clip actuates the power pack;
a rotator rotatably arranged inside said housing, wherein said rotator is arranged with a guide element and a medicament delivery member guard lock element on an outer surface of said rotator,
wherein said medicament delivery member guard comprises a plurality of release clip activation elements operably arranged to act on said release clip for releasing said plunger rod,
wherein said medicament delivery member guard is further arranged with an actuator arranged to cooperate with said guide element for turning said rotator, upon movement of said medicament delivery member guard to the retracted position, and
wherein, upon movement of said medicament delivery member guard back to the proximally extended position, said actuator engages said medicament delivery member guard lock element and locks said medicament delivery member guard in a shielding position after removal of said medicament delivery device from a medicament delivery site.

US Pat. No. 10,493,215

MEDICAMENT INJECTION DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament injection device comprising:a housing arranged to receive a medicament container,
a needle cover movable relative to the housing, from a retracted position in which the needle cover engages the housing and enables medicament delivery, to an extended position,
a plunger rod, and
a plunger driver movable relative to the housing from an initial position to a final position, and arranged to actuate the plunger rod,
wherein the plunger rod has a first guide arrangement and the housing has a second guide arrangement, the first guide arrangement and the second guide arrangement being arranged to cooperate to guide movement of the plunger rod relative to the housing,
wherein the first guide arrangement and the second guide arrangement in a first stage provide a linear motion path for the plunger rod, enabling the plunger rod to initially move in an axial direction relative to the housing and in a second stage provide a rotational motion path for the plunger rod, enabling the plunger rod to rotate relative to the housing to release the plunger rod from the plunger driver,
whereby the plunger driver attains a released state enabling movement of the plunger driver to its final position, and wherein in the released state the plunger driver is arranged to move proximally to initiate contact between the needle cover and the plunger driver to thereby release the needle cover from the housing a to actuate the needle cover to its extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,463,793

SHELL FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A shell assembly for a medicament delivery device, the medicament delivery device having a delivery device housing that encloses and holds a separate medicament container containing a volume of medicament, where an outside wall of the medicament container is positioned adjacent to an inside surface of the delivery device housing or inside of a medicament container holder, and where a proximal end of the outside wall or a proximal end of the medicament container holder has attached a medicament delivery member that is covered by a proximal end of the medicament delivery device and that allows expulsion of medicament from the medicament container, which shell assembly comprisesat least one first shell section having an inside surface and provided with an entry passage and designed such that at least a major part of the delivery device housing entered through said entry passage is accommodated inside said at least one first shell section,
a closure element comprising a passage through which a proximal end of the medicament delivery member can protrude, where the closure element is operably arranged to said at least one first shell section for closing said entry passage,
a protective cap removably attached to the at least one first shell section or closure element; and
fixation elements arranged on the inside surface of the at least one shell section for fixating said medicament delivery device in relation to said at least one first shell section such that the fixation elements engage an outer surface of the delivery device housing preventing rotation of the medicament delivery device relative to the at least one shell section and said closure element,
wherein when the protective cap is attached to a proximal end of the at least one first shell section or to a proximal end of the closure element, where the proximal end of the medicament delivery device and the medicament delivery member is completely covered and enclosed within the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,463,805

INJECTION NEEDLE ASSEMBLY

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An injection needle assembly comprising:a) a tubular needle holder comprising:
a proximal end and a distal end,
a cut-out located on an outer surface of the proximal end,
a first external engagement member located on the distal end, and
an injection needle fixedly connected to and surrounded by the tubular needle holder such that a proximal pointed end of the injection needle extends axially from the proximal end and a distal pointed end of the injection needle extends axially from the distal end;
b) a needle cover having an inside surface, where the needle cover comprises:
an axially extending ledge protruding radially from the inside surface, where the ledge is slidably and removably positioned within the cut-out, and
a first internal engagement member; and
c) a tubular cap comprising:
a second external engagement member located on a proximal end of the tubular cap and threadedly engaged with the first internal engagement member,
a second internal engagement member located within a central passage of the tubular cap and threadedly engaged with the first external engagement member on the tubular needle holder, and
an attachment element comprising two legs extending distally from a distal end of the tubular cap, where the two legs are separated by a distance sufficient to allow a proximal end of a container of medicament to be positioned between the two legs and where a terminal end of each leg comprises a radial tab projecting radially outward relative to the container of medicament when placed between the two legs, where each radial tab comprises a distally projecting ramped surface and a transversely projecting proximal stop surface, where the radial tabs are configured to connect and attach to a container holder through engagement of the stop surfaces with the container holder such that the container of medicament is positioned within the container holder such that the proximal end of the container of medicament can abut the distal end of the tubular cap.

US Pat. No. 10,434,262

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING A MEDICAMENT

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A device for the delivery of medicament, comprising:an elongated housing having a proximal end and a distal end;
a container mounted within the elongated housing and having a slidable stopper contained within and configured to contain a liquid medicament;
a plunger assembly comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end configured to act on the stopper of the container,
where the plunger assembly is configured to move axially;
a needle shield axially slidable with respect to the housing, the needle shield being rotationally fixed relative to the housing and comprising at least one bearing surface,
where the needle shield is configured to move from a first position to a second position;
a rotator configured with an open distal end,
where the rotator is fixed within the housing and is rotated through engagement with the bearing surface of the needle shield so as to form a lock that prevents the needle shield from moving when the needle shield is in the second position;
a coiled spring having a one end fixed axially relative to the outer housing and a second end attached to the plunger assembly
such that the coiled spring is in an extended partially uncoiled tensed configuration having an accumulated energy when the plunger assembly is in a cocked position;
a latch having a first position where the latch prevents the plunger assembly from moving axially and a second position where the latch is disengaged from the plunger assembly to allow the plunger to move axially,
such that the accumulated energy of the coiled spring is transferred to the plunger rod assembly for driving the plunger rod assembly and the stopper of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,398,839

AUTOMATIC INJECTION DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising a housing, which housing is arranged to accommodate a container holder with a medicament container, which medicament container comprises a medicament delivery member;a power unit interactively connected to the housing comprises a force element and a plunger rod which is arranged to, upon activation, move linearly in a proximal direction and act on a stopper of said medicament container for expelling a dose of medicament through said medicament delivery member;
a holding member connected to said power unit and to said container holder, the holding member comprising a ring-shaped body comprising an annular ledge arranged around a circumference of the ring-shaped body;
wherein the annular ledge of the holding member is arranged and shaped to fit into a circumferential groove of the plunger rod for connecting the holding member to the power unit;
wherein said plunger rod comprises at least one first guide-and-stop element configured to interact with at least one second guide-and-stop element extending radially inwardly from said annular ledge of said holding member for limiting a linear distance the plunger rod is capable of moving in the proximal direction during expelling of medicament, wherein the linear distance corresponds to a dose volume,
wherein the at least one first guide-and-stop element comprises a proximally directed stop surface and the at least one second guide-and-stop element comprises a distally directed stop protrusion with a stop surface,
the proximally directed stop surface and the stop surface of the distally directed stop protrusion configured such that movement of the plunger rod in the proximal direction stops when the stop surface of the distally directed stop protrusion reaches the proximally directed stop surface, and
wherein movement of the plunger rod in the proximal direction is stopped before the stopper has reached a proximal end of the medicament container.

US Pat. No. 10,384,009

SIGNAL DELAYING ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a signal generating assembly comprising a signal generating member and a force element;
a plunger rod, wherein the force element is arranged tensioned between said signal generating member and the plunger rod for moving the plunger rod and the signal generating member; and
a signal delaying assembly positioned distal to the plunger rod and the force element, the signal delaying assembly comprising:
a delay female member containing a fluid,
a delay male member having at least one passage,
a delay unit connected to the delay female member or to the delay male member, and
a support element releasably connected to the delay unit,
wherein a relative movement between the male member and the female member and towards each other causes a transfer of said fluid from said female member through the at least one passage for slowing said relative movement,
wherein the delay unit is movably arranged in relation to the support element from a delaying position in which the delay unit is in contact with the support element and with the signal generating assembly, to a released position in which the delay unit is disconnected from both the support element and the signal generating assembly, and
wherein the relative movement between the delay unit and the support element to the released position causes the signal generating assembly to generate at least one feedback signal indicating that a dose of medicament from the medicament delivery device has been completely delivered.

US Pat. No. 10,335,553

CAP ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A cap assembly for a medicament delivery device, the cap assembly comprising:a cap body arranged to be connected to the medicament delivery device for protecting and for removing a medicament delivery member shield, which cap body has an inner cap structure defining a channel extending along a central axis of the cap body, where the channel has an open end; and
a gripping member configured to be received in the channel with a friction fit and to receive a medicament delivery member shield, where the gripping member has a first axial position relative to the inner cap structure and a second axial position relative to the inner cap structure;
wherein the gripping member has a proximal end and a distal end, a first leg, a second leg, and a transverse portion extending distally from the proximal end and between the first leg and the second leg to define a cavity comprising a support structure,
wherein each of the first leg and the second leg having a respective proximal portion extending distally from the transverse portion and extending parallel to each other and having distal portions with proximal ends extending distally from the proximal portions,
wherein when the gripping member is in the first axial position, the proximal ends of the distal portions are bent radially outward from the central axis extending away from each other to define a mouth that has a larger opening than the open end of the channel and large enough to receive a medicament delivery member shield between the distal portions,
wherein when the gripping member is moved to the second axial position, the proximal ends of the distal portions are bent radially inward closing the mouth around medicament delivery member shield such that the mouth opening is smaller than the open end of the channel,
wherein movement of the gripping member from the first axial position to the second axial position is caused by proximal axial movement of the medicament delivery member shield and by contact of the medicament delivery member shield with the support structure within the cavity, and
wherein each distal portion being provided with a medicament delivery member shield gripper configured to engage with the medicament delivery member shield when the gripping member is moved from the first axial position to the second axial position.

US Pat. No. 10,322,240

POWER PACK LOCK

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising a proximal sub-assembly and a distal sub-assembly configured to be connected to each other, wherein the proximal sub-assembly comprises a key member, and the distal sub-assembly comprises a power pack unit having a lock mechanism for transport locking the power pack unit such that unintentional activation of the power pack unit during transportation is avoided, and the key member is configured to interact with the lock mechanism during assembling of the proximal and distal sub-assemblies such that the transport locking is released, and the key member is arranged on an inner surface of a housing which is part of the proximal sub-assembly and which is configured to encase the distal sub-assembly, and the power pack unit comprises:an actuator,
an actuator sleeve arranged to at least partially encompass the actuator,
a plunger rod axially able in the actuator,
a first biasing member arranged in the actuator for driving the plunger rod, and
a rear end cover coupled to the actuator and arranged to at least partially encompass the actuator and the actuator sleeve, wherein the rear end cover and the actuator are rotationally fixed relative to each other and axially movable relative to each other, and
the lock mechanism comprises a protruding element on the actuator and a securing compartment on the actuator sleeve, and the protruding element is configured to be releasably accommodated within the securing compartment such that relative axial movement between the actuator and the actuator sleeve is prevented during transportation.

US Pat. No. 10,300,204

HOUSING BLANK AND ACTIVATION MEMBER FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE, A KIT COMPRISING SUCH BLANKS, AND A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A housing blank for a medicament delivery device, comprising: a mid portion having a through-opening configured to receive a proximal end portion of a medicament container assembly having a distal end portion opposite the proximal end portion; a first leg defining a first housing side wall and extending from a first end of the mid portion; and a second leg defining a second housing side wall and extending from a second end, opposite the first end, of the mid portion; wherein the housing blank has a first fold line that separates the first leg from the mid portion, the first fold line enabling folding of the first leg relative to the mid portion; and the housing blank has a second fold line that separates the second leg from the mid portion, the second fold line enabling folding of the second leg relative to the mid portion, where folding of the first and second legs towards each other forms a housing end wall that will accept the distal end portion of the medicament container such that housing end wall abuts and surrounds the distal end portion to lock the first and second legs relative to each other in a folded position, wherein each of the first and second legs has guides arranged to directly engage with respective guide followers of a movable activation member.

US Pat. No. 10,300,214

CAP ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A cap assembly for a medicament delivery device, comprising:a cap having a tubular body defining an axially extending distal opening and configured to be mounted to a proximal end of a medicament delivery device, wherein the cap has a bottom structure defining a proximal end of the distal opening, wherein the bottom structure has a cam structure provided inside the tubular body, and wherein the tubular body has inner walls provided with radial recesses, and
an elongated squeeze member configured to be received in the distal opening of the tubular body, and having a longitudinally extending channel configured to receive a delivery member shield, and which squeeze member has radial arms flexible in the radial direction and forming part of a wall of the channel,
wherein the squeeze member has a proximal end face configured to cooperate with the cam structure of the cap, whereby axial displacement of the squeeze member from a first position in which the proximal end face bears against the cam structure to a second position in which the squeeze member is received further by the cap causes rotation of the squeeze member relative to the cap,
wherein the radial arms are configured to engage with a respective radial recess of the tubular body in the first position of the squeeze member, and wherein the radial arms are configured to disengage from the respective radial recess when the squeeze member is displaced from the first position to the second position and rotated, whereby the flexible radial arms are pressed into the channel by the inner walls of the tubular body, reducing a cross-sectional area of the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,300,218

SAFETY ASSEMBLY FOR A MEDICAL DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A safety assembly for a medicament delivery device comprising:a housing having a terminal face at a proximal end; and
a tubular cover partially contained inside of the housing and axially slidable relative to the housing from a first position to a second position and then to a third position, the tubular cover having a housing nib and a cap nib, where each of the cap nib and housing nib protrudes radially outward from an outer surface of the tubular cover and are located at a proximal end of the tubular cover,
where in the first position the housing nib and cap nib are located outside of the housing with the housing nib abutting the terminal proximal face of the housing, where in the second position both the cap nib and housing nib are positioned inside of the housing, and where in the third position both the cap nib and the housing nib are located outside of the housing and the housing nib is not in abutment with the housing and the tubular cover is axially locked to prevent movement relative to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,279,120

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device for injection of a medicament, comprising: a housing arranged to receive a medicament container containing medicament; and an activation member axially movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position to expel the medicament from the medicament container, which activation member comprises a gripping device that is not directly engaged with the medicament container when the activation member is in the extended position; wherein the housing and activation member comprise a movement guide mechanism, comprising a first guide, a second guide that has a locking portion, and a guide follower; the guide follower slides along the first guide when the activation member moves from the extended position to the retracted position for expelling medicament; the gripping device resiliently bends to allow the gripping device to directly engage with the medicament container when the activation member is in moves from the retracted position to the extended position; the guide follower slides along the second guide when the activation member moves back from the retracted position to the extended position; the locking portion interacts with the guide follower when the activation member has moved back from the retracted position to the extended position to restrict movement of the activation member relative to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,518,029

INFUSION DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. An medicament delivery device, comprising:a housing;
a compartment having a longitudinal axis and positioned inside the housing for holding a medicament container;
a needle connected to a flexible tube and movably arranged within the housing and in fluid communication with the medicament container through the flexible tube for delivering a dose of medicament, where the needle has a proximal end that moves from a first position within the housing to a second position that is extended to a position outside the housing, where the movement of the needle from the first position to the second position defines an axis of movement;
a piston plunger disposed in the housing for acting on the medicament container to deliver the dose of medicament, wherein the piston plunger moves parallel to the longitudinal axis of the compartment in a direction that is transverse to the axis of movement of the proximal end of the needle; and
a driver operatively engaged with the piston plunger to deliver the dose of medicament;
wherein when the medicament device is activated, the proximal end of the needle moves to the second position before delivering the dose of the medicament.

US Pat. No. 10,512,724

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising:a housing, which housing is arranged to accommodate a medicament container,
a drive mechanism that engages the medicament container when the drive mechanism is activated, where the drive mechanism comprises an actuator having a cut-out located in a distal end wall, a switching element and a force element, where the force element directly engages an inside surface of a distal end of the switching element and where a conductive lead extends through the cut-out,
a communication unit operatively connected to the housing and electrically connected to the conductive lead, and
a switch comprising a contact surface on the lead that is located inside of the actuator and a conductive surface of the distal end of the switching element, where the switch is in an open position before and partially during activation of the drive mechanism and is in a closed position when the conductive surface of the distal end of the switching element moves axially and distally relative to the actuator coming into contact with the contact surface of the lead, where the communication unit is activated when the switch is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,512,725

INFORMATION TRANSMITTER ATTACHED TO MEDICATION CONTAINER

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device comprising:a housing configured to receive a medicament container containing a medicament;
a delivery nozzle that is configured to deliver the medicament into a user;
a protective cap that is removably arranged on the housing;
a breakable information tag that comprises an antenna, where the breakable information tag is arranged both on a portion of the housing and on a portion of the protective cap,
wherein the breakable information tag is configured to be broken upon the removal of the protective cap from the housing,
wherein the breakable information tag is configured with first electronic readable information and second electronic readable information, and
wherein the second electronic readable information can only be read by a smart device when the breakable information tag is broken.

US Pat. No. 10,456,521

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE WITH A CONTROL MECHANISM

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A control mechanism for a medicament delivery device, which medicament delivery device comprisesa medicament container connection mechanism configured to connect a medicament container with a medicament delivery member;
a penetration and withdrawal mechanism configured to actuate a penetration and a withdrawal sequence;
a medicament delivery drive unit configured to expel a medicament from the medicament container;
an activation mechanism that when activated initiates a penetration and medicament delivery sequence;
a stop mechanism that when activated initiates a withdrawal sequence;
wherein the control mechanism further comprises a control member that is configured to move linearly between a first position and a second position, which control member is connectable to the medicament container connection mechanism, to the penetration and withdrawal mechanism, to the medicament delivery drive unit, to the activation mechanism, and to the stop mechanism
wherein the activation mechanism comprises a manually actuated first locking element and wherein the control member comprises a first seat in which said first locking element is accommodated, such that the control member is connected to the activation mechanism when the control member is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,449,302

INJECTION DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A priming mechanism for a delivery device, the priming mechanism comprising:a main body;
a needle shield slidably arranged inside the main body, the needle shield comprising a plurality of recesses;
a needle shield link comprising a plurality of outwardly extending ledges, the needle shield link being connected to the needle shield via the plurality of outwardly extending ledges fitting into the plurality of recesses;
a plunger;
a rotatable activation knob releasably holding the plunger in a first plunger position;
a tubular member rotationally and slidably arranged inside the needle shield link; and
a needle shield spring arranged to press on the needle shield link,
wherein in response to the rotatable activation knob being turned from a first knob position to a second knob position, the plunger is configured to be released from the first plunger position and to move under a force of a tensioned injection spring to a second plunger position.

US Pat. No. 10,449,303

INJECTION DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament injection device comprising:a needle shield;
a cylindrical rotator with at least one mechanical member on a surface of the cylindrical rotator, wherein the at least one mechanical member of the cylindrical rotator is configured to cooperate with at least one mechanical member that is arranged on the needle shield, wherein sliding of the at least one mechanical member of the needle shield on the at least one mechanical member of the cylindrical rotator causes a relative turning action between the cylindrical rotator and the needle shield; and
a plunger arranged with a protrusion for being held by a stop ledge of the cylindrical rotator, the protrusion being configured, by the relative turning action, to move past the stop ledge,
whereby the plunger is free to act on a content of the medicament injection device and therefore to inject a dose of medicament.

US Pat. No. 10,357,617

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE COMPRISING A LOCKING MECHANISM

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a tubular housing having a proximal end and an opposite distal end;
a drive configured to exert force on a medicament container to expel medicament; and
a drive holder configured to releasably hold the drive in a pre-tensioned state before delivery of the medicament;
wherein the drive holder comprises a tubular extension part configured to receive the drive such that the drive is axially movable therein, and a release ring coaxially arranged on the tubular extension part, the release ring being axially movable between proximal and distal positions along an outer surface of the tubular extension part,
wherein the tubular extension part is configured to engage with the drive when the release ring is at the proximal position and to release the drive as the release ring moves distally from the proximal position, and
wherein the release ring includes a distal part arranged with at least one pair of lock arms extending in a proximal direction from the distal part towards a proximal end of the medicament delivery device, the at least one pair of lock arms being configured to engage with a corresponding slot formed on the outer surface of the tubular extension part when the release ring is at the proximal position.

US Pat. No. 10,322,245

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a generally tubular distal housing part having opposite proximal and distal ends, wherein a third mechanically coded interface device is shaped as a radially extending protrusion and is arranged on the proximal end of the distal housing part;
a generally tubular proximal housing part having opposite proximal and distal ends, wherein the proximal housing part is releasably connected to the distal housing part, wherein engagement between a first and a second fastener allows the proximal housing part to be releasably connected to the distal housing part, the distal end of the proximal housing part further comprising a fourth mechanically coded interface device;
a medicament container having a slidable stopper arranged inside the medicament container prior to positioning the medicament container within the proximal housing part;
a plunger rod having a proximal end and a distal end arranged within the distal housing part;
a drive mechanism arranged within the distal housing part and operably connected to the distal end of the plunger rod such that the distal end of the plunger rod remains with the distal housing part when the proximal housing part is not connected to the distal housing part, where the drive mechanism drives the plunger rod proximally such that the proximal end of the plunger rod contacts and pushes the stopper toward a proximal end of the medicament delivery device, where the stopper is a separate component that is not an integral part of the plunger rod; and
an interface member comprising an inner surface, the interface member further comprising first and second mechanically coded interface devices that are formed to geometrically and dimensionally match and interact with the third and the fourth mechanically coded interface devices, where the third mechanically coded interface device interacts with the first mechanically coded interface device shaped as a linear groove, through a mating engagement of the radially extending protrusion with the linear groove, and the second mechanically coded interface device interacts with the fourth mechanically coded interface device when the distal and proximal housing parts are connected to each other through engagement of the first and second fasteners, where interactions between each of the first mechanically coded interface device, the second mechanically coded interface device, the third mechanically coded interface device and the fourth mechanically coded interface device do not directly connect the distal housing part to the proximal housing part and the interface member is releasably connected to both the proximal and distal housing parts,
wherein the first fastener is positioned on the proximal end of the distal housing part and the second fastener protrudes outwardly from the inner surface of the interface member, wherein a fastened connection is achieved only when the first mechanically coded interface device matches and interacts with the third mechanically coded interface device,
wherein the interface member is a tubular sleeve-form shape that fits over the proximal end of the proximal housing part and is configured to move relative to the proximal housing part such that the second mechanically coded interface device engages with the fourth mechanically coded interface device to surround the distal end of the proximal housing part and allows the second fastener to separately engage the first fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,314,987

MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A medicament delivery device, comprising:a housing configured to receive a medicament container;
a drive mechanism that interacts with the medicament container, wherein the drive mechanism comprises at least one latching surface, a holding member, and a plunger member;
an actuation member that is movable from a first position, in which the actuation member enables the drive mechanism to be retained, to a second position, in which the actuation member enables the drive mechanism to be released, such that medicament in the medicament container is enabled to be expelled through a delivery member;
an interlock member that is movable between a lock position, in which the interlock member prevents movement of the actuation member from the first position to the second position, and a release position, in which the interlock member enables movement of the actuation member from the first position to the second position; and
wherein the actuation member retained in the second position indicates that the medicament delivery device has been used; the actuation member comprises at least one latching projection that latches against the at least one latching surface when the actuation member is in the second position; and the holding member comprises a first engagement member configured to engage the plunger member when the actuation member is in the first position and to disengage the plunger member and engage the actuation member when the actuation member is in the second position; and
the at least one latching projection comprises at least one flexible section and an end surface that faces in a distal direction of the medicament delivery device; the at least one latching projection is integrated in proximally directed arms of the actuation member; the at least one latching surface faces in a proximal direction of the medicament delivery device such that the at least one latching surface and the end surface are brought in latching engagement when the actuation member is in the second position; and the at least one latching surface includes at least one proximally directed surface of an annular ledge on an outer surface of the holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,272,207

FRONT CAP FOR A MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL Medical AG, Zug (CH)...

1. A front cap for a medicament delivery device having a proximal end and a distal end, the front cap being configured for releasable connection to the medicament delivery device and comprising a shield grabber support and a shield grabber configured to connect the front cap to an outer surface of a needle shield of a syringe in the medicament delivery device, wherein the shield grabber is made of metal and is coupled to the shield grabber support such that the shield grabber is axially movable relative to the shield grabber support; the shield grabber is axially movable between a distal end position and a proximal end position; the distal end position is defined by a protruding element provided at the shield grabber and a stop surface provided at the shield grabber support against which the protruding element abuts in the distal end position; the shield grabber has a casing having a substantially hollow cylindrical cross-section arranged to fit inside the shield grabber support; wherein an inside of the shield grabber includes a hook element arranged to cut into an outer wall surface of the needle shield at a point between proximal and distal ends of the needle shield, wherein the hook element is arranged to slide over the outer wall surface of the needle shield when the front cap is moving in a direction from the proximal end towards the distal end, but as soon as the front cap and the shield grabber are moved towards a proximal position the hook element cuts into the needle shield, wherein the hook element comprises a tab cut and folded inwardly from the casing, wherein the protruding element comprises a tab cut and folded outwardly from the casing, and wherein the tab of the hook element is positioned proximally relative to the tab of the protruding element.