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Meridian | Date: 2016-10-19

A cartridge assembly apparatus for an auto-injector includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant. A needle hub is connected to the flexible container. A needle is attached to the needle hub and extends proximally from the needle hub. A frame is connected to the needle hub and includes a frame proximal end extending proximally beyond a proximal end of the needle. The needle hub and the needle are displaceable relative to the frame in a proximal direction to insert the needle into a patient.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-09-14

A motorized lid assembly is provided on the roof opening of a grain bin. The assembly includes a ring attached to an upstanding collar of the roof opening, with a lid pivotally secured to the ring for movement between a closed position over the roof opening and an open position away from the roof opening. A motor is mounted to the ring and connected to the lid to pivot the lid between the open and closed positions. The motor is actuated remotely by a person on the ground. In the open position, the lid allows 360 access to the roof opening for discharging seed or grain into the bin.


The invention provides devices and systems, as well as associated methods of using them, that employ a remote Dicke switching element i.e., distal to a radiometer. The devices, systems, and methods are suitable for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in a wide variety of tissues.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2017-03-06

An automatic injector dispenses a predetermined dose of medicament without a user having to manually force the needle into an injection site. The automatic injector includes a needle cover having a locked retracted position with respect to the injector housing prior to a medicament dispensing operation. The needle cover is operative to engage an injection site prior to a medicament dispensing operation.


The invention provides, inter alia, devices and systems adapted for treating Barretts esophagus and associated methods of treatment using the devices. In certain embodiments, the invention provides an ablation catheter and method of use to endoscopically access portions of the human esophagus where undesired growth of epithelium may develop. In some embodiments, the devices and systems include a microwave antenna, an ablation means (such as a microwave ablation means), an expandable basket configured to accommodate an optical inspection system proximate to the ablation means and a radiometer coupled to the antenna, the radiometer being configured to measure, e.g., temperature and or impedance mismatch from the antenna.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2017-01-26

An auto-injector apparatus includes a flexible container containing a liquid medicant, a needle communicated with a container, a housing with a container being received in the housing, a pump disposed in the housing and positioned to engage the flexible container and expel the medicant from the container through the needle upon relative movement between the pump and the container, and a main drive spring operably associated with the needle to extend the needle from a first needle position wherein the needle is completely received in the housing to a second needie position wherein the needle protrudes from the housing. The pump may be a roller.


The invention provides devices and systems, as well as associated methods of using them, that employ a remote Dicke switching elementi.e., distal to a radiometer. The devices, systems, and methods are suitable for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications in a wide variety of tissues.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-09-08

In an embodiment, the present invention provides an autoinjector that has one or more slip-resistant features. In certain embodiments, the exterior surface of the autoinjector housing forms at least one of indentures and protrusions that impart a slip-resistant texture to the housing of the autoinjector. In other embodiments, the one or more slip-resistant features are included on a label, which comprises a label substrate and is attached to the exterior surface of the housing of the autoinjector. The features are designed to improve the handling properties of the autoinjector and reduce the likelihood that the autoinjector will slip out of a users or caregivers hand during use.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-05-05

An automatic injection device including a housing, a chamber with a first compartment and a second compartment, and a seal structure between the compartments. The seal structure is initially in a sealing condition that seals the first compartment from the second compartment, where the seal includes a plug and an outer sealing member. The plug is slidably movable within the outer sealing member to convert the seal structure from the sealing condition to a mixing condition by opening a path between the first compartment and the second compartment. The automatic injection device also includes a needle assembly and an activation assembly. Activation of the activation assembly causes (1) pressurization of the first compartment, (2) the seal structure to convert from the sealing condition to the mixing condition, and (3) the first and second medicament components to be mixed and forced through the needle assembly.


Patent
Meridian | Date: 2016-03-07

A system and method for providing customized on-line content is disclosed. The system uses customers computer, location, URL, IP address, email domain, embedded promotion code, or other predetermined criteria to provide special content including product offerings and pricing for a particular class or subclass of customers. If an unauthorized user attempts to access the system, a series of screens containing non-customized content is presented to the intruder so as not to alert the intruder that he or she has reached the restricted content. Based on the authentication information, automated manufacturing processes and equipment may be utilized to produce the customized products.

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