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Details for Patent: 8,899,987

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Details for Patent: 8,899,987

Title:Simulated medicament delivery device having an electronic circuit system
Abstract: Medicament delivery devices and simulated medicament delivery devices are described herein. An apparatus includes a simulated medicament injector. The simulated medicament injector includes a battery isolation member and an electronic circuit system having a processor. The battery isolation member is configured to selectively decouple a battery from the processor.
Inventor(s): Edwards; Eric Shawn (Moseley, VA), Edwards; Evan Thomas (Charlottesville, VA), Licata; Mark J. (Doswell, VA), Meyers; Paul F. (Fishers, IN), Williamson; T. Spencer (Richmond, VA), Worrell; Kai R. (Hopkins, MN), Weinzierl; David A. (Andover, MN)
Assignee: kaleo, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
Filing Date:Aug 08, 2013
Application Number:13/962,336
Claims:1. An apparatus comprising: a simulated medicament injector configured to simulate an operation of an actual medicament injector, the simulated medicament injector being devoid of at least one of a medicament or a needle, the simulated medicament injector including: a housing defining an opening; an electronic circuit system coupled to the housing, the electronic circuit system including a battery, a processor, a start button and a speaker, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a recorded speech output associated with an operation of the simulated medicament injector when the start button is manipulated; and a battery isolation member moveable between a first position and a second position, a first portion of the battery isolation member disposed through the opening and within the housing to electrically decouple the battery from the processor when the battery isolation member is in the first position, a second portion of the battery isolation member disposed outside the housing when the battery isolation member is in the first position, the first portion of the battery isolation member disposed outside the housing when the battery isolation member is in the second position such that the battery is electrically coupled to the processor.

2. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the housing defines a status aperture; and the simulated medicament injector includes a status indicator visible through the status aperture, the status indicator configured to display a visual indicia to simulate a status indicator of the actual medicament injector.

3. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the housing defines a status aperture; and the simulated medicament injector includes a status indicator visible through the status aperture, the status indicator configured to allow a user to determine the activation status of the simulated medicament injector, the status indicator is configured to display a first color visible when the status indicator is in a first configuration and a second color when the status indicator is in a second configuration.

4. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the electronic circuit system is configured to produce the recorded speech output in a plurality of languages.

5. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein any one of a shape, a size or a weight of the simulated medicament injector corresponds with any one of a shape, a size or a weight of the actual medicament injector.

6. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the simulated medicament injector includes: a simulated needle cap removeably coupled to the housing, a portion of the simulated needle cap configured to be disposed within the housing when the simulated needle cap is coupled to the housing.

7. An apparatus comprising: a simulated medicament injector configured to simulate an operation of an actual medicament injector, the simulated medicament injector being devoid of at least one of a medicament or a needle, the simulated medicament injector including: a housing defining a first opening and a second opening; an electronic circuit system coupled to the housing, the electronic circuit system including a speaker at least partially disposed within the first opening; and a battery isolation member having a portion configured to be disposed through the second opening and within the housing when the battery isolation member is in a first position, the portion disposed outside of the housing when the battery isolation member is in a second position, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a recorded speech output when the battery isolation member is in the second position and the electronic circuit system is actuated.

8. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the housing defines a status aperture, the simulated medicament injector includes: a visual output assembly disposed within the housing, the visual output assembly configured to allow a user to determine an activation status of the simulated medicament injector.

9. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the housing defines a status aperture, the simulated medicament injector includes: a visual output assembly disposed within the housing the visual output assembly associated with simulated injection of the medicament.

10. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein: the recorded speech output is a first recorded speech output; and the electronic circuit system is configured to produce a second recorded speech output at a predetermined time period after the first recorded speech output.

11. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the electronic circuit system includes a flexible printed circuit.

12. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the simulated medicament injector includes: a system actuator configured to actuate the simulated medicament injector, the simulated medicament injector configured to produce an audible output that simulates the actuation of the actual medicament injector when the system actuator is manipulated.

13. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the simulated medicament injector includes a simulated delivery mechanism including: a rod, an end portion of the rod including two projections; a spring; a spring retainer configured to engage the two projections to maintain the rod in a fixed position; and a system actuator configured to actuate the simulated medicament injector to simulate an operation of the actual medicament injector, the system actuator configured to move the two projections inwardly to decouple the rod from the spring retainer.

14. An apparatus comprising: a simulated medicament injector configured to simulate an operation of an actual medicament injector, the simulated medicament injector being devoid of at least one of a medicament or a needle, the simulated medicament injector including: a housing defining a first aperture and a second aperture; an electronic circuit system coupled to the housing, the electronic circuit system including a printed circuit board, a battery, and a speaker, the electronic circuit system configured to produce a recorded speech output associated with an operation of the simulated medicament injector; a battery isolation member, a portion of the battery isolation member configured to be removeably disposed through the first aperture, the battery isolation member configured to disable the electronic circuit system when the portion of the battery isolation member is disposed through the first aperture, the electronic circuit system being enabled to produce the recorded speech output when the portion of the battery isolation member is removed via the first aperture; and a simulated needle cap, a protrusion of the simulated needle cap configured to be removeably disposed through the second aperture.

15. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the simulated needle cap is configured to be removed from the housing to simulate the operation of the actual medicament injector.

16. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the simulated needle cap includes an indication indicating a direction for removing the simulated needle cap from the housing.

17. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the simulated medicament injector is configured to repeatedly simulate the delivery of the actual medicament injector.

18. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein the simulated medicament injector includes a status indicator configured to allow a user to determine the activation status of the simulated medicament injector, the status indicator is configured to display a first color visible when the status indicator is in a first configuration and a second color when the status indicator is in a second configuration.

19. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the housing is a first housing, the first housing defines a cavity; and the speaker is coupled to a second housing, the second housing configured to be coupled to the first housing such that the second housing covers the cavity.

20. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein: the housing is a first housing; and the speaker is coupled to a second housing, the second housing configured to be coupled to the first housing.

21. The apparatus of claim 20, wherein the second housing includes a protrusion configured to matingly engage a connection aperture defined by the first housing.

22. The apparatus of claim 1, wherein the electronic circuit system includes a biased electrical contact member, the first portion of the battery isolation member configured to maintain the biased electrical contact member in a first contact configuration when the battery isolation member is in the first position, the biased electrical contact member configured to transition to a second contact configuration when the battery isolation member is in the second position.

23. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein the electronic circuit system includes a battery, a processor and a biased electrical contact member, the first portion of the battery isolation member configured to maintain the biased electrical contact member in a first contact configuration when the battery isolation member is in the first position such that battery is electrically isolated from the processor, the biased electrical contact member configured to transition to a second contact configuration to electrically couple the battery to the processor when the battery isolation member is in the second position.

24. The apparatus of claim 7, wherein: the housing is a first housing; and the speaker is coupled to a second housing, the second housing configured to be coupled to the first housing to maintain the speaker at least partially within the first opening.

25. The apparatus of claim 24, wherein the second housing includes a protrusion configured to matingly engage a connection aperture defined by the first housing.

26. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein electronic circuit system includes a biased electrical contact member, the first portion of the battery isolation member configured to maintain the biased electrical contact member in a first contact configuration when the battery isolation member is in the first position, the biased electrical contact member configured to transition to a second contact configuration when the battery isolation member is in the second position.

27. The apparatus of claim 14, wherein: the housing is a first housing; and the speaker is coupled to a second housing, the second housing configured to be coupled to the first housing to maintain the speaker within a cavity defined by the first housing.

28. The apparatus of claim 27, wherein the second housing includes a protrusion configured to matingly engage a connection aperture defined by the first housing.
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