Patents Assigned to C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11147953
    Abstract: An inflatable balloon is provided. The balloon includes a central lumen open at both ends of the balloon and connected to a gap formed in one sidewall of the balloon. This arrangement may provide the balloon with a generally C-shaped profile with the open central lumen within the balloon along a center axis thereof, such as to allow for perfusion. The balloon may also include an inflation port offset from a central axis and a shaft including an inflation lumen connected to the inflation port. A sheath may also be provided with a window through which the balloon may project in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Schaffer
  • Patent number: 11147660
    Abstract: A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect includes a patch body, a hoisting frame releasably attachable to the patch body, and a tether attached to the hoisting frame and having a free end extendable through the thickness of the patch body and accessible from the side of the patch body opposite to the side where the hoisting frame is releasably attached. The patch body and/or the hoisting frame includes a self-expanding support member. The hoisting frame includes a frame body and a translation component for directing pulling forces on the tether to the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Hamilton, Augustus Felix, Elizabeth Blackburn, Kerri MacDonald
  • Patent number: 11147550
    Abstract: Surgical instruments and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a power transmission including a trigger and a fastener driver operatively coupled to the trigger. Actuation of the trigger from a first configuration to a second configuration moves the fastener driver between at least a first position and a second position. Additionally, an actuation lockout system operatively associated with the power transmission is moveable between a locked configuration and an unlocked configuration. The actuation lockout system prevents movement of the fastener driver from the first position to the second position when the actuation lockout system is in the locked configuration. Actuation of the trigger from the first configuration towards the second configuration moves the actuation lockout system from the locked configuration to the unlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Kevin J. Ranucci
  • Patent number: 11147546
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a non-deforming surgical fastener are discussed. In one embodiment, the fastener includes two legs and a backspan extending between the two legs. The fastener also includes a backspan thickness that is adapted to reduce the pressure and/or increase the holding strength applied to underlying materials. The non-deforming fastener is constructed and arranged to retain substantially the same shape before, during and after deployment into the target implantation site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci
  • Patent number: 11147514
    Abstract: A catheter assembly including one or more conductive pathways to assist with placement of the catheter assembly into a patient's vasculature by enabling ECG signals emanating from the patient's heart to be detected. The conductive pathways can be configured to reconfirm via ECG signal detection proper placement of the catheter assembly at a time subsequent to initial catheter placement into the vasculature. The catheter assembly can include a catheter hub, a catheter tube coupled to the catheter hub, the catheter tube including at least one lumen, and an outer conductive pathway disposed on an outer surface of the catheter tube and the hub. The outer conductive pathway can have a distal end located distal to a portion of the catheter tube at a skin insertion site when the catheter tube is inserted into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis L. Salzmann, Eddie K. Burnside
  • Patent number: 11141189
    Abstract: A non-coring needle for use in accessing an implanted medical device is disclosed. The non-coring needle is configured to include a compact bevel face relative to standard non-coring needles. In one embodiment, the non-coring needle comprises a hollow cannula that defines a lumen and terminates at a sharpened distal tip. The cannula includes a proximal portion and a bent distal portion. The distal portion defines a bevel face extending proximally from the distal tip, and the bevel face includes the lumen distal opening. The bevel face defines an open angle of at least about one degree with respect to a longitudinal axis of the proximal portion of the cannula. The bevel face is also laterally offset from the proximal portion of the cannula by an offset distance of no more than about 0.010 inch. A portion of the bevel face is dulled to prevent access port septum coring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. VanderStek, Daniel K. Smith
  • Patent number: 11141256
    Abstract: A prosthesis for repairing a hernia defect includes a patch body, a hoisting frame releasably attachable to the patch body, and a tether attached to the hoisting frame with a free end extendable through the thickness of the patch body and accessible from the side of the patch body opposite to where the hoisting frame is releasably attached. The patch body and/or the hoisting frame includes a self-expanding support member. The hoisting frame includes a frame body with an outer frame component and a force translation component for directing pulling forces on the tether across the frame body. The outer frame component has a loop configuration to generally follow the patch periphery with overlapping end portions or a gap between free ends thereof. The force translation component is separable into multiple segments to facilitate withdrawal of the hoisting frame through an opening when released from the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Jason Hamilton, John Conidi, Matthew Rothberg, Aaron Abroff, Amy Loomis, Donald E. Ziniti
  • Patent number: 11141257
    Abstract: A blood filter delivery system for delivering a filter into a vein from either a femoral or jugular access. The preferred system includes an introducer and a push-rod with a spline member disposed along the push-rod and a pusher member disposed on a distal end. The spline member has a main body, first and second boss portions spaced apart along the longitudinal axis to provide a gap for retaining anchor members of the filter during delivery via the introducer. In an alternative embodiment, a preferred filter includes first and second filter structures diverging in opposite directions. A link is connected to portions of each of the first and second filter structures so that each filter structure can be independently collapsed into a generally cylindrical shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Khoi Ta
  • Patent number: 11134915
    Abstract: A method of positioning a catheter in a blood vessel. The method includes ultrasonically imaging the blood vessel using an ultrasound probe to generate an ultrasound image, communicating the ultrasound image to a console, and displaying the ultrasound image on the console. The method further includes coupling a stylet to the catheter, the stylet including a stylet control module including a timer circuit, and a coil assembly connected to the stylet control module. The method further includes introducing and advancing the catheter and the coil assembly in the blood vessel, sending an electric pulse signal from the timer circuit to the coil assembly at a pulse signal frequency, emitting an electromagnetic field from the coil assembly, and detecting the electromagnetic field by an external sensor. The method may further include synchronizing the pulse signal frequency, and determining a position of the coil assembly with respect to the external sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie K. Burnside, Shayne Messerly
  • Patent number: 11135406
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body includes a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed in the needle. The insertion tool can include a guidewire advancement assembly that can include a first finger pad for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. The insertion tool can further include a catheter advancement assembly that can include a second finger pad for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. The first and second finger pads can be positioned such that a user can begin to advance the second finger pad after advancing the first finger pad without substantially re-positioning the thumb or finger of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Rex A. Ribelin, Daniel B. Blanchard, Matthew C. Rich, Jay A. Muse
  • Patent number: 11134928
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Publication number: 20210298653
    Abstract: An automated urine-output-measurement system can include single-patient equipment and multi-patient equipment. The single-patient equipment can include a urinary catheter and a urine-collection system. The urine-collection system can include drainage tubing and a drainage receptacle. The multi-patient equipment can include a urine monitor. The urine monitor can include a housing having a cavity configured to house the drainage receptacle, a urine-measurement means for measuring urine-output into the drainage receptacle, and an integrated display screen configured to display patient information including measurements of the urine output. A method of the automated urine-output-measurement system can include placing the drainage receptacle in the urine monitor of the automated urine-output-measurement system, and confirming a volume of urine in the drainage receptacle with that indicated on the urine monitor once a patient has produced urine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Applicants: C. R. Bard, Inc., C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Woodard, Jacob Wolf, Edward G. Solomon, Russell Ford, William Welch, Mansour A. Saleki
  • Patent number: 11129704
    Abstract: A stent-graft, including a generally tubular vascular graft of biocompatible material, and a plurality of bio-resorbable discrete annular members spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the vascular graft and attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: John D. McDermott
  • Patent number: 11129573
    Abstract: A catheter assembly or other elongate tubular device for use in establishing vascular or other access within the body of a patient is disclosed. The catheter assembly is equipped with one or more sensors that enable monitoring of one or more physiological aspects of the patient or physical aspect of the catheter assembly itself when the catheter assembly is disposed within the patient. Such aspects include central venous pressure, body temperature, ECG heart signals, oxygen levels, ultrasound data, glucose, etc. The catheter assembly includes the ability to wirelessly transmit or otherwise forward data relating to the detected physiological parameters to another location, such as a patient electronic medical record, smartphone or other mobile device, nurse station, etc. Catheter assemblies configured to detect the frequency of catheter flushing, flushing quality, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Blake Allen, Todd P. McFarland, Samuel A. Francis, Bret Hamatake
  • Patent number: 11123481
    Abstract: An insertion device to assist in accessing an access port that has been subcutaneously implanted in the body of a patient is disclosed. The implanted access port is accessed by a needle of a needle assembly, such as a needle-based infusion set. The insertion device may include a body having a stabilizing portion and a guide portion. The stabilizing portion stabilizes a position of the implanted access port when the body is placed on the skin of the patient atop the implanted access port. The guide portion is designed to guide a needle of the needle assembly along a predetermined path such that the needle transcutaneously pierces a septum of the implanted access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Kenneth W. Sykes
  • Patent number: 11123099
    Abstract: A guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system includes an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors may be associated with the probe. The system may include a medical device, such as a needle, separate from the probe, the medical device having a magnetic field associated therewith. The system may include a processor that uses data relating to the magnetic field sensed by the one or more sensors to determine a position and/or orientation of the medical device. The system may also include a display that shows an image of the internal body portion target taken by the ultrasound imaging probe and a depiction of the medical device positioned and/or oriented with respect to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 11123524
    Abstract: A medical insertion device includes an introducer assembly, a needle, and a housing. The introducer assembly includes a dilator coaxially disposed in a sheath, the dilator removably engaged to the sheath in an insertion configuration. The needle is coaxially disposed in the dilator, the needle having a distal tip and a proximal end coupled to a needle hub. The housing may be removably engaged to the dilator. The needle hub is movably disposed in the housing between a first locked position, in which the distal tip of the needle extends a first length from a distal end of the dilator, a second locked position, in which the distal tip of the needle extends a second length from the distal end of the dilator less than the first length, and a third locked position, in which the distal tip of the needle is within the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: John W. Hall, Ryan C. Patterson, Charles L. Farnworth
  • Patent number: 11109990
    Abstract: A catheter delivery device for a self-expanding stent is described. The delivery device includes a distal catheter component and a distal sheath that releases the stent by moving proximally relative to the distal catheter component and the stent. A proximal catheter shaft including a tube and a pull wire within a lumen of the tube may be provided, the pull wire being attached to the distal sheath such that pulling the pull wire proximally relative to the tube pulls the distal sheath proximally to release the stent progressively. A casing tube may be provided to surround the catheter shaft, the casing tube having a distal end that receives telescopically a proximal end of the distal sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Juergen Dorn
  • Patent number: 11103238
    Abstract: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a separate head that is attached to the coil body. The head may include two or more radial wings extending in an outward radial direction from the head body. Each wing may include an external thread to engage with a corresponding internal thread of a delivery device. Each wing may be spaced from an adjacent wing by an opening therebetween to receive a drive member for driving the surgical fastener. The coil body may be attached to the center of the head. A proximal-most coil of the coil body may be spaced from a distal face of the head to form a gap therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta
  • Patent number: 11103234
    Abstract: Articulating surgical instruments are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument may include an elongated shaft assembly including an articulable portion moveable between a non-articulated configuration and an articulated configuration. First and second articulating shafts of the elongated shaft assembly may be coaxially arranged and axially fixed at an attachment point located distally from the articulable portion. Proximal portions of the first and second articulating shafts may be displaceable in opposing directions to articulate the articulable portion from the non-articulated configuration to the articulated configuration. In another embodiment, an articulation control may be movable from a first position to a second position to move an articulation lock from a locked configuration to an unlocked configuration to selectively permit articulation of a surgical instrument. The articulation lock also may be movable from the second position to a third position to articulate the surgical instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman