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Claims for Patent: 9,238,108

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Claims for Patent: 9,238,108

Title:Medicament delivery device having an electronic circuit system
Abstract: Medicament delivery devices are described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a medical injector and an electronic circuit system. The medical injector includes a housing, a medicament container, and a medicament delivery member. The housing defines a first region and a second region. The first region includes the medicament container and is physically isolated from the second region. The electronic circuit system is configured to be disposed within the second region defined by the housing. The electronic circuit system is configured to output an electronic output associated with a use of the medical injector.
Inventor(s): Edwards; Eric S. (Midlothian, VA), Edwards; Evan T. (Fredericksburg, VA), Licata; Mark J. (Doswell, VA), Meyers; Paul F. (Fishers, IN), Weinzierl; David A. (Andover, MN)
Assignee: kaleo, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
Application Number:13/550,893
Patent Claims: 1. An apparatus comprising: a medicament delivery device configured to deliver a medicament, the medicament delivery device having a first housing, an energy storage member, and a medicament container, the energy storage member configured to produce a force to move the medicament container within the first housing, an exterior wall of the first housing defining an interior volume, at least one of the energy storage member or the medicament container completely disposed within the interior volume; a second housing formed separately from the first housing, the second housing including a connection portion configured to be matingly coupled to a corresponding connection portion of the first housing such that an interface between the exterior wall of the first housing and the second housing is substantially flush and such that the second housing remains in a fixed position relative to the first housing during a delivery event; and an electric circuit system having an audible output device coupled to the second housing, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a recorded speech output via the audible output device when the electronic circuit system is actuated.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the second housing is configured to be coupled to the first housing such that the second housing covers a first opening defined by the first housing; and the first housing defines a second opening configured to be at least partially aligned with the medicament container, the second housing configured to be coupled to the first housing such that the second opening is unobstructed by the second housing.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the exterior wall is a first wall, the first housing of the medicament delivery device further including a second wall that separates the interior volume of the first housing into a first cavity and a second cavity, the audible output device at least partially disposed within the first cavity when the second housing is coupled to the first housing, the medicament container configured to move within the second cavity.

4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the first housing defines, at least in part, a cavity; the second housing is configured to be coupled to the first housing such that the second housing covers a first opening defined by the first housing, the first opening in fluid communication with the cavity; the audible output device is at least partially disposed within the cavity when the second housing is coupled to the first housing; and the first housing defines a second opening configured to allow visual access to the medicament container within the interior volume.

5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the audible output device has a first side and a second side, the audible output device is coupled to the second housing such that the first side is aligned with a plurality of sound openings defined by the second housing, the first side of the audible output device is configured to emit sound through the plurality of sound openings, the second side of the audible output device is configured to emit sound into an enclosure defined, at least in part, by the first housing.

6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the medicament delivery device includes a needle configured to be placed in fluid communication with the medicament container.

7. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the electronic circuit system includes a printed circuit board disposed within a cavity defined, at least in part, by the first housing, the audible output device is spaced apart from the printed circuit board; and the audible output device is electrically coupled to the printed circuit board via a wire.

8. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the audible output device is coupled to the second housing such that a first side of the audible output device is aligned with a plurality of sound openings defined by the second housing, the first side of the audible output device is configured to emit sound through the plurality of sound openings to an exterior volume, a second side of the audible output device is configured to emit sound into an enclosure defined, at least in part, by the first housing.

9. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the second housing is configured to be coupled to the first housing such that the second housing covers an opening defined by the first housing; and the second housing has a shape matching a shape of the opening.

10. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the energy storage member is a non-electronic energy storage member configured to produce the force to deliver the medicament independently from the operation of electronic circuit system.

11. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the electronic circuit system includes a printed circuit board disposed within a cavity defined, at least in part, by the first housing, the printed circuit board including a switch configured to actuate the electronic circuit system when moved from a first state to a second state; and the medicament delivery device includes an actuator coupled to the first housing, the actuator including a protrusion configured to engage the switch when the actuator is actuated.

12. The apparatus of 11, wherein the protrusion is configured to be aligned with the switch.

13. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein a cross section of the exterior wall defines a perimeter completely surrounding the at least one of the energy storage member or the medicament container.

14. An apparatus comprising: a medicament delivery device configured to deliver a medicament, the medicament delivery device including a medicament container, an energy storage member configured to produce a force to deliver the medicament, and a housing defining a cavity; an actuator configured to cause the energy storage member to produce the force to deliver the medicament; an electronic circuit system having a speaker configured to be disposed within the cavity, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a recorded speech output via the speaker when the electronic circuit system is actuated, the speaker coupled to a speaker member configured to cover the cavity, the electronic circuit system including a battery configured to be electrically coupled to the speaker; and a cover removeably coupled to the medicament delivery device and configured to limit movement of the actuator, the cover having a battery isolation member configured to protrude into the cavity to electrically decouple the battery from the speaker when the cover is coupled to the medicament delivery device, the battery isolation member spaced apart from the battery such that the battery is electrically coupled to the speaker when the cover is removed from the medicament delivery device.

15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein: a portion of the housing defining the cavity defines a first opening, the housing defines a second opening and a third opening, the second opening and the third opening each configured to be at least partially aligned with the medicament container to allow visual access to the medicament container, the third opening on an opposite side of the housing from the second opening, the speaker member configured to be coupled to the housing such that the first opening is covered by the speaker member and each of the second opening and the third opening is unobstructed by the speaker member.

16. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein: the cavity is a first cavity; the housing defines a second cavity and includes a wall separating the first cavity and the second cavity; the speaker is at least partially disposed within the first cavity when the speaker member is coupled to the housing; and the medicament container is disposed within the second cavity.

17. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein: the cavity is a first cavity; the housing defines a second cavity and includes a wall separating the first cavity and the second cavity, the medicament container is disposed within the second cavity; the speaker is at least partially disposed within the first cavity when the speaker member is coupled to the housing; and the housing defines an opening configured to allow visual access to the medicament container within the second cavity.

18. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the energy storage member is a non-electronic energy storage member configured to produce the force to deliver the medicament independently from the operation of electronic circuit system.

19. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the electronic circuit system is coupled to the speaker member.

20. The apparatus of claim 14 wherein the speaker member includes a connection protrusion configured to be received within a connection opening defined by the housing to fixedly couple the speaker member to the housing such that an interface between the first housing and the speaker member defines a continuous surface.
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