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Generated: October 16, 2018

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Title:Automatic injection device with a top release mechanism
Abstract: The present invention relates to a handheld mechanical injection device by which set doses of a liquid medicament can be injected from a medical reservoir. The medicament is expelled through an injection needle by release of a power reservoir in the device, the power reservoir being fully or partially released by actuation of a user operable release member being positioned at or near an upper end of the injection device, the upper end being that end of the injection device which is opposite the injection needle.
Inventor(s): Markussen; Tom Hede (Bagsvaerd, DK)
Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S (Bagsvaerd, DK)
Filing Date:Jul 13, 2015
Application Number:14/797,350
Claims:1. A handheld injection device, comprising: a rotatable dose setting member that is rotatable about a longitudinal axis of a housing of the injection device, a power reservoir comprising a torsion spring for storing energy to expel a dose of medication from the injection device, a release member axially arranged relative to the injection device, wherein the release member forms a push button like release member, the injection device further comprising a rotatably arranged multi-component driver (36, 37, 38) having at least a part (38) adapted to drive a piston rod, and a further part (36) being axial movable into a position disconnected from the housing releasing the energy accumulated in the power reservoir, the further part (36) being axially movable by the user applying a force onto the push button like release member, wherein the release member is located at the most proximal portion of the proximal end of the injection device, opposite an end of the device wherein a needle may be mounted.

2. A handheld injection device according to claim 1, wherein the amount of power provided to the power reservoir (10) depends on the angle of rotation of the dose setting member (7).

3. A handheld injection device according to claim 1, wherein the release member is operatively connected to the dose setting member of the injection device.

4. A handheld injection device according to claim 3, wherein the release member engages the dose setting member via a key/keyway connection when the dose setting member is in a dose setting position.

5. A handheld injection device according to claim 4, wherein the release member is released from the key/keyway connection with the dose setting member when the dose setting member is in a dose injecting position.

6. A handheld injection device according to claim 1, wherein when energy from the torsion spring is released it is adapted to expel a set dose of medicine from a medicine containing reservoir through the injection needle.

7. A handheld injection device according to claim 1, further comprising a rotatably arranged drive member (8) being adapted to at least partly engage with at least part of a drive track of an associated piston rod (9), the drive member (8) being adapted to be positioned in a first axial position when the dose setting member (7) is in a dose setting position, the drive member (8) further being adapted to be positioned in a second axial position when the dose setting member (7) is in a dose injection position, the drive member (8) being adapted to release energy accumulated in the power reservoir (10) when the drive member (8) is in its second axial position.

8. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, wherein the drive member is adapted to rotate the associated piston rod upon releasing the accumulated energy in the power reservoir.

9. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, wherein the drive member is prevented from rotating when it is in its first axial position.

10. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, further comprising a resilient member, such as a linear spring, for biasing the drive member in a direction towards the dose setting member.

11. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, wherein the dose setting member is adapted to be moved a distance along an axial direction of the injection device so as to move the drive member between the first and second axial positions, the drive member being movable from the first to the second axial position by applying a force to the dose setting member, the force being applied along the axial direction of the injection device.

12. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, further comprising a rotatably mounted display member adapted to display the dose to be ejected from the injection device in accordance with a setting of the dose setting member, the rotatably mounted display member being rotatable over an angle corresponding to at least one revolution of the display member, the display member comprising a dose indicator barrel having numerals arranged along a substantially helical path on an outer surface thereof.

13. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, further comprising the associated the piston rod, the piston rod having a threaded outer surface with the drive track arranged in a longitudinal direction of the outer surface of the piston rod.

14. A handheld injection device according to claim 7, wherein the drive member is operatively connected to the dose setting member via a ratchet.

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