Patents Assigned to Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10499888
    Abstract: A biopsy device includes a sample-receiving device with a cavity configured to receive at least one tissue sample. The sample-receiving device is movable between a first position and a second position. A liquid supply unit is configured to supply a flushing liquid. The liquid supply unit is operatively connected to the cavity of the sample-receiving device when the sample-receiving device is in the second position, and the liquid supply unit is disconnected from the cavity of the sample-receiving device when the sample-receiving device is not in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Bondo Jorgensen, Karsten Videbaek
  • Patent number: 10463446
    Abstract: A biopsy marking apparatus for placing a radiopaque marker at the location of a percutaneous biopsy. The biopsy marking apparatus comprises an introducer in combination with a radiopaque marker. The introducer ejects the radiopaque marker at the location of the biopsy. The introducer is configured to completely eject the radiopaque marker and prevent it from being subsequently drawn into the introducer as the introducer is removed from the biopsied tissue mass. The radiopaque marker has enhanced radiopaque characteristics and enhanced non-migration characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Chesbrough, Steven E. Field, Ryan L. Goosen, Jeff Zerfas, Richard E. Davis
  • Patent number: 10357328
    Abstract: A marking device according to one embodiment of the invention comprises a handle, a cannula having a cannula distal end and slidably mounted to the handle, and a stylet having a stylet distal end and slidably mounted to the handle in the cannula. The stylet distal end is spaced proximally of the cannula distal end to form a marker recess that receives an imaging marker. The marking device further comprises an actuator operably coupled to the cannula to effect retraction of the cannula into the handle following implantation of the imaging marker. The imaging marker can be implanted by advancing the stylet relative to the cannula to eject the imaging marker from the marker recess, or the cannula can be retracted relative to the stylet to expose the imaging marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc. and Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventors: Steven E. Field, Ryan L. Goosen, Richard E. Davis, Richard M. Chesbrough
  • Patent number: 10342635
    Abstract: A marking device includes a handle defining a hollow interior, and a delivery assembly slidably mounted to the handle. The delivery assembly includes a cannula, a stylet assembly, an imaging marker, and an actuator. The cannula has a cannula distal end with a marker recess. The imaging marker is disposed within the marker recess. The actuator is operably coupled to the delivery assembly and is operable to transition the delivery assembly through at least three configurations: a first configuration characterized in that the cannula is positioned in an extended position and the stylet assembly is positioned in a ready position; a second configuration characterized in that the cannula is positioned in the extended position and the stylet assembly is positioned in an implant position; and a third configuration characterized in that the cannula is positioned in the retracted cannula position and the stylet is retracted into the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., Bard Shannon Limited
    Inventors: Steven E. Field, Ryan L. Goosen, Richard E. Davis, Richard M. Chesbrough
  • Patent number: 10285673
    Abstract: A biopsy device for obtaining tissue samples from human or animal tissue is optimized for the sampling of tissues that are resilient and difficult to cut using conventional approaches. The biopsy device includes a cutting cannula, an inner member including a toothed rack having a sharpened distal tip configured to be introduced into the body and a sample notch for receiving the at least one severed tissue sample, the inner member receivable in the cutting cannula, and a cutting mechanism configured for causing the cutting cannula to be longitudinally displaced in a distal direction from a first position at the proximal end of the sample notch exposing the sample notch, to a second position at the distal end of the sample notch, so as to sever said tissue sample from remaining body tissue at the harvesting site. The toothed rack may be a rotatable and may be rigid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Soren Falkesgaard Orts, Frederik Sonnenborg, Per Rosenberg Jensen, Brian Kim Larsen
  • Patent number: 10265512
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. The access port may include a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. The access port may further include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is sandwiched between base and cap portions of the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Kenneth A. Eliasen, Dwight T. Hibdon, Melissa A. McKinnon, Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Ketan K. Maniar
  • Patent number: 10245051
    Abstract: A drug coated inflatable balloon catheter (200) configured to vibrate is disclosed. The vibration can dislodge the drug from the balloon. The vibration can also improve delivery of the drug to deeper layers of a vessel wall. The balloon catheter can include one or more support wires. The support wires can be coupled to an ultrasound transmission member (120). The ultrasound transmission member can transmit ultrasonic vibrations to the support wires and/or the balloon wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Samuel Spano
  • Patent number: 10238850
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 10226601
    Abstract: A non-compliant fiber-reinforced medical balloon comprises a first fiber layer and a second fiber layer embedded in a continuous matrix of thermally-weldable polymer material defining a barrel wall, cone walls and neck walls. The fibers of the first fiber layer have a pattern of different lengths and are divisible into a first group and a second group based on length. The length of the fibers of the second group varies progressively in accordance to their proximity to the fibers of the first group; the fibers of the second group closest to the fibers of the first group being longer than the fibers of the second group further from the fibers of the first group. The fiber of the second fiber layer winds circumferentially around the longitudinal axis of the balloon substantially over the entire length of the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Lanny R. Pepper, Charles J. Cox, William F. Davies, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10213328
    Abstract: A method of making an implantable medical device includes extruding a first ePTFE tube and a second ePTFE tube, cutting a plurality of slits in the first ePTFE tube, positioning a radially expandable support layer between the first and second ePTFE tubes so that the slits span portions of the support layer, and laminating the first ePTFE tube to the second ePTFE tube through openings in the support layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Layne, Sandra M. Cundy, Debra A. Bebb
  • Patent number: 10183157
    Abstract: A method of power injecting a contrast medium into a patient, including obtaining a power-injectable access port suitable for power injection. The power injectable access port includes a housing defining a reservoir, and a septum. The septum may include a self-sealing material, and a radiopaque material. The radiopaque material may form a selected pattern when an x-ray is taken through the septum for identifying the power-injectable access port as being suitable for power injection. The power-injectable access port may be structured for accommodating a pressure developed within the reservoir of at least 35 psi, and may be designed to accommodate a fluid flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second. After implanting the power-injectable access port in the patient, the method may include imaging the power-injectable access port and confirming via the selected pattern in the septum that the power-injectable access port is suitable for injecting the contrast medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy T. Rome
  • Patent number: 10179230
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, William R. Barron
  • Patent number: 10172594
    Abstract: A tissue handling system includes a biopsy device configured to deliver at least one tissue sample to a location outside the body of a patient. A tissue storage container is separate from the biopsy device. A tissue collecting device is configured to releasably engage the biopsy device to receive the at least one tissue sample from the biopsy device. The tissue collecting device is configured to be disengaged from the biopsy device and engaged with the tissue storage container to deliver the at least one tissue sample to the tissue storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Karsten Videbaek, Lasse G. Staal, Tomas Gundberg, Lasse Danborg
  • Patent number: 10166011
    Abstract: A method of operating a biopsy device includes providing a hollow needle having a longitudinal axis; moving a sample-receiving device received in the hollow needle from a retracted position to an extended position to expose a cavity in the sample-receiving device, the cavity configured to receive a tissue sample; displacing the hollow needle in a distal direction relative to the sample-receiving device to sever tissue received by the cavity of the sample-receiving device; moving a toothed flexible member along the longitudinal axis to move the sample-receiving device in the hollow needle from the extended position to the retracted position, the toothed flexible member having a proximal portion that extends proximal to the proximal end of the hollow needle; and receiving the proximal portion of the toothed flexible member in a helical coiling-up groove of a housing element when the sample-receiving device is moved to the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Karsten Videbaek, Martin B. Jorgensen, Lasse Danborg, Lasse G. Staal
  • Patent number: 10155101
    Abstract: An access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the port includes an internal body defining a fluid cavity that is accessible via a septum. A compliant outer cover including silicone is disposed about at least a portion of the body. A flange is included with the port body and is covered by the outer cover. The flange radially extends about a perimeter of the port body proximate the septum so as to impede penetration of a needle substantially into the outer cover in instances where the needle misses the septum. The flange can further include both an anchoring feature for securing the outer cover to the port body and an identification feature observable via x-ray imaging technology for conveying information indicative of at least one attribute of the access port. The outer cover provides a suitable surface for application of an antimicrobial/antithrombotic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Martha R. Wiley, Jodie L. Noyce, David M. Cise, William R. Barron, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome
  • Patent number: 10105520
    Abstract: A non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing pressure within the balloon. The non-compliant medical balloon is composed of randomly oriented fibers forming an angle. The angle remains substantially unchanged when the balloon changes from a deflated state to an inflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Lanny R. Pepper, Kelli Hayes, William F. Davies, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10099042
    Abstract: A catheter includes a balloon and a shaft having a coaxial portion including an outer tubular member having a bore, a transition neck, an access fitting adjacent the proximate end of the catheter shaft for directing a guidewire into the catheter shaft, an inflation port, a guidewire tubular member disposed coaxially in the outer tubular member, the outer tubular member and guidewire tubular member defining a first, annular inflation/deflation lumen fluid communication with the inflation port, at least one second inflation/deflation lumen separate from and non-coaxial with the guidewire tubular member and having a cross-sectional area less than the cross-sectional area of the first inflation/deflation lumen and opening at a proximate end into the first inflation/deflation lumen and at the distal end of the transition neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: Lanny R. Pepper, Charles J. Cox, William F. Davies, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10065027
    Abstract: A non-compliant medical balloon comprises a base balloon including a pair of spaced-apart, generally conical end sections and a generally cylindrical center section connected therebetween. A braided fabric sleeve surrounds at least a portion of the base balloon, wherein the sleeve is formed of at least three substantially inelastic fibers intertwined in such a way that no two of the three fibers are twisted exclusively around one another. The sleeve is permanently affixed to the outer surface of the base balloon so as to prevent excessive expansion of the base balloon when the base balloon is internally pressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BARD PERIPHERAL VASCULAR, INC.
    Inventors: William F. Davies, Jr., Lanny R. Pepper, Kelli Hayes
  • Patent number: 10052470
    Abstract: An assembly for identifying a power injectable vascular access port, including a vascular access port and an identification feature. The port is structured for power injection and includes a housing and a septum together defining a reservoir. A radiographic feature incorporated into the port is perceivable via x-ray following subcutaneous implantation, the radiographic feature identifying the port as suitable for flowing fluid at a fluid flow rate of at least 1 mL/sec therethrough. A structural feature of the port is perceivable via palpation following subcutaneous implantation, the structural feature identifying the port as suitable for accommodating a pressure within the reservoir of at least 35 psi. The identification feature is separated from the port and confirms that the port is both suitable for flowing fluid at a rate of at least 1 mL/sec therethrough and suitable for accommodating a pressure within the reservoir of at least 35 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy Rome
  • Patent number: 10016585
    Abstract: A power-injectable access port suitable for providing subcutaneous access to a patient and suitable for power injection. The access port includes a septum, a housing, and a reservoir defined by the septum and the housing. The septum may include a material that seals passages formed by puncturing the septum with a hollow slender element or another suitable access mechanism, and a radiopaque material forming a selected pattern when an x-ray is taken through the septum for identifying the power-injectable access port as being suitable for power injection. The housing and the septum may be structured for accommodating a pressure developed within the reservoir of at least 35 psi. The power-injectable access port may be designed to accommodate a flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second of a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, David M. Cise, Dwight T. Hibdon, John G. Evans