US 10,888,497 B2
Drug reconstitution system
Richard A. Cronenberg, Mahwah, NJ (US); and Haiming Wu, North Attleboro, MA (US)
Assigned to Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ (US)
Filed by Becton, Dickinson and Company, Franklin Lakes, NJ (US)
Filed on Mar. 12, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/918,166.
Application 15/918,166 is a continuation of application No. 14/377,585, granted, now 9,950,119, previously published as PCT/US2013/029807, filed on Mar. 8, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/608,451, filed on Mar. 8, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2018/0200449 A1, Jul. 19, 2018
Int. Cl. A61J 1/20 (2006.01); A61M 5/19 (2006.01); A61M 5/24 (2006.01); A61M 5/315 (2006.01)
CPC A61J 1/2048 (2015.05) [A61J 1/2013 (2015.05); A61M 5/19 (2013.01); A61M 5/24 (2013.01); A61M 5/2448 (2013.01); A61M 5/31505 (2013.01); A61M 5/31596 (2013.01); A61M 2005/31508 (2013.01); A61M 2202/064 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a cartridge having a cartridge distal end, a cartridge proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween defining a cartridge chamber;
a first substance contained within the cartridge chamber;
a vial defining a vial chamber;
a second substance contained within the vial chamber; and
an adapter adapted for sequential engagement with the vial and the cartridge, the adapter comprising an adapter body defining a passage and a slider adapted to slide through at least a portion of the passage; and
a dual-tipped needle configured to be pushed through the passage by the slider,
wherein the adapter is configured such that, once the cartridge and the vial are engaged to the adapter, rotation between the cartridge and the adapter allows the slider to move through the passage causing a tip of the dual-tipped needle to pierce a septum of the vial and, after the septum of the vial is pierced, causing an opposing tip of the dual-tipped needle to pierce a septum of the cartridge, thereby establishing fluid communication between the cartridge and the vial through the dual-tipped needle.