Patents Assigned to C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10806572
    Abstract: A method of deploying a stent includes providing a delivery system with the stent loaded in a reduced diameter configuration between an inner catheter and an outer sheath, the stent including a covering positioned on a luminal wall surface thereof, the inner catheter including a radially outwardly extending protrusion that extends into the covering but does not intersect a plane along the stent luminal wall surface, advancing the delivery system to a stenting site, and withdrawing the outer sheath to deploy the stent at the stenting site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Jurgen Dorn
  • Patent number: 10806900
    Abstract: An insertion assembly and method of manufacturing an insertion assembly. The method includes forming a catheter assembly including a catheter hub and a catheter, inserting a needle into the catheter assembly such that a distal tip of the needle extends distal of a distal end of the catheter, and permanently adhering an interface pad to the catheter hub. The interface pad can include a foam material including a haemostatic agent. The haemostatic agent can include microdispersed oxidized cellulose. The foam material can further include an antimicrobial agent such as chlorhexidine gluconate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard. Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Anthony S. Elangovan, Lindsey E. Corum
  • Patent number: 10806907
    Abstract: A radiopaque balloon with a composite wall having a radiopaque adhesive affixing inner and outer layers of the balloon. The radiopaque adhesive provides a radiographic image of the balloon wall with or without the use of a radiopaque contrast media to inflate the balloon. A radiographically fainter image is provided as the balloon is inflated with well-defined edges of a balloon image, and the total radiopacity of the balloon does not change as the balloon is inflated. Also, a method of imaging a balloon wall and a method of imaging a radiopaque adhesive between two layers of a balloon wall are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: Richard K. Elton
  • Patent number: 10799311
    Abstract: Medical device kits for use in placing, maintaining, altering, and/or removing medical devices in, on, and/or from the body of a patient are disclosed. Such medical device kits can include one or more wrap assemblies for use in the placement/maintenance procedure. In accordance with present embodiments, the one or more wrap assemblies of the medical device kit can include various features to assist the clinician performing the particular procedure. In one embodiment, a medical wrap assembly is disclosed, comprising a foldable wrap body that includes a front surface, wherein the front surface is configured to define a sterile field. A plurality of pockets is included on the front surface of the wrap body. The pockets are configured to contain therein a plurality of medical components. The medical components are arranged in the pockets in a predetermined order of use for the medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Loui, Matthew W. Bown, Glade H. Howell, Jennifer Stryker, Ryan E. Emmerson, Thomas Johnson, Kelly J. Christian
  • Patent number: 10792485
    Abstract: A method for power injection of fluids through an access port includes implanting the access port in a patient, palpating the access port, imaging the access port, and introducing contrast media into the patient through the access port at a rate in a range from about two milliliters per second to about five milliliters per second. The access port may include a housing, a first septum, a second septum, and a radiographic indicator. The first septum and the second septum may respectively cover a first reservoir and a second reservoir of the access port. The first septum may include a first sub-pattern of protrusions and the second septum may include a second sub-pattern of protrusions. The radiographic indicator may include a first portion including information pertaining to the first sub-pattern, and a second portion including information pertaining to the second sub-pattern. The imaging identifies the radiographic indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Evans, Mark H. Vader, Murtaza Y. Amin, David M. Cise, Kelly J. Christian
  • Patent number: 10780244
    Abstract: A urinary catheter set includes a urine collection bag formed into an outer packaging for the urinary catheter set, and a urinary catheter positioned inside of the urine collection bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rochester Medical Corporation, a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Conway, Sarah L. Grinde
  • Patent number: 10779813
    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: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Augustus Felix, Derek J. Leatzow, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Derek Affonce, Kevin J. Ranucci, Tomas Matusaitis, Alan Bachman
  • Patent number: 10779975
    Abstract: A stent device delivery system and method of making. The stent device delivery system includes a stent device, an outer sheath overlaying the stent device in a radially compact, delivery configuration of the stent device, and a pull member. The outer sheath may include a first layer and a reinforcement layer that are laminated together, a portion of the pull member captured radially between the first layer and the reinforcement layer. At least a partial length of the captured portion of the pull member may be formed with a varying radial profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jurgen Dorn, Markus Forster, Daniel Dietrich, Alexander Maurer, Erhard Elsässer
  • Patent number: 10772613
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical instrument including an actuation lockout system as well as its method of use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a surgical instrument includes a trigger and a driveshaft coupled to the trigger such that actuation of the trigger causes the driveshaft to move from a first position to a second position, thereby resulting in deployment of a surgical fastener. An actuation lockout system restrains distal movement of the driveshaft until a force greater than or equal to a threshold force is applied to the trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Donald E. Ziniti
  • Patent number: 10773066
    Abstract: A method of making an access port, includes providing a port body defining a fluid cavity, positioning a septum over the fluid cavity, and securing the septum to the port body. The septum includes a lower portion having a first diameter, an upper portion joined to the lower portion at a juncture, the upper portion having a second diameter less than the first diameter at the juncture, and a plurality of palpation features joined to the upper portion. Each of the palpation features includes a first end adjacent a central axis of the septum, and a second end extending radially outward, overlapping the juncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Bret Hamatake, John G. Evans
  • Patent number: 10765504
    Abstract: An adjustable vascular graft with a user-customizable reduced inner diameter is provided. The graft includes a flexible tubular body having open ends and a plurality of receivers in a sidewall thereof, which may be arranged in two circumferentially spaced rows of receivers. The receivers may take the form of ringlets, eyelets, loops, or holes, which may be provided in a reinforced region of the graft sidewall, and which may be radiopaque. A suture passes through the plurality of receivers, the suture having first and second free ends capable of being pulled, and which suture may also be radiopaque. Tensioning or tightening the first and second ends of the suture reduces an inner diameter of the corresponding portion of the tubular body of the graft, thereby allowing for the custom reduced inner diameter and a resulting flow restriction to be provided. Related methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Harris, Kevin Boyle
  • Patent number: 10758332
    Abstract: A prosthetic repair system includes a prosthesis for repairing a defect in a tissue or muscle wall. A material delivery device is provided for delivering a material, such as an adhesive material, to a surface of the prosthesis and/or to particular locations between the prosthesis and the tissue or muscle wall to attach the prosthesis to the wall. The delivery device may be coupled to the prosthesis and configured to distribute the material from one side of the prosthesis to an opposite side that is to face the defect. The delivery device may include a manifold and conduits for delivering the material from the manifold to one or more desired locations. The conduits may penetrate into and/or through the thickness of the prosthesis. After delivery and distribution of the material, the delivery device may be removed from the prosthesis and withdrawn from) a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Richard, Peter G. Davis
  • Patent number: 10758256
    Abstract: A catheter includes a wave guide for transmitting ultrasonic energy from a transducer, and which is also rotated to facilitate enhanced disruption of the concerned obstruction in a transverse direction. Embodiments of waveguide include distal anchors that help focus the energy transmitted to a treatment site, and may also include a deployable filter that may open distal of the obstruction to capture any dislodged debris. Selectively inflatable balloons may cordon off a treatment site, and the wave guide may comprise a tube that may serve the dual purposes of inflating the balloon(s), as well as to transmit ultrasonic energy to an obstruction. A portion of an ultrasonic catheter may include plural curved portions to space an exposed portion of the wave guide away from the catheter body to enhance the vibratory action provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Boyle, Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Michael Randall, Peng Zheng
  • Patent number: 10751509
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to introduction of the catheter. ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart. Iconic representations for depiction on the display of the system and relating to positional and other characteristics of the catheter or medical device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony K. Misener
  • Publication number: 20200246006
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In some embodiments, the head is comprised of a bioabsorbable polymer. In one embodiment, the coil body may be comprised of a shell and a core and one of the shell and the core may be comprised of one of a magnesium alloy or a bioabsorbable polymer, and the other of the shell and core is formed of the other of the magnesium alloy and the bioabsorbable polymer. The coil body may also include an internal channel which may have a support coil disposed within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Ziniti, John Conidi, Matthew Rothberg
  • Patent number: 10729527
    Abstract: A removable blood clot filter includes a number of locator members and anchor members disposed radially and extending angularly downward from a hub. The locator members include a number of linear portions having distinct axes configured to place a tip portion approximately parallel to the walls of a blood vessel when implanted to apply sufficient force to the vessel walls to position the filter near the vessel centerline. The anchor members each include a hook configured to penetrate the vessel wall to prevent longitudinal movement due to blood flow. The hooks may have a cross section sized to allow for a larger radius of curvature under strain so that the filter can be removed without damaging the vessel wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Carr Jr., Andrzej J. Chanduszko, John D. McDermott, John A. Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10729846
    Abstract: A needle assembly to prevent fluid/vapor escape so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician during use of the needle assembly. The needle assembly may include a handle portion with a needle extending therefrom, and a base portion releasably coupled to the handle portion. The base portion may include a safety assembly to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. The base portion may further include a self-sealing pad covering a bottom external surface thereof. The self-sealing pad may include an upper surface designed to mate with the base portion and a raised portion compressively positioned in the opening of the bottom external surface. The needle assembly may further include a fluid isolation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Pearce, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jason R. Stats, William R. Barron
  • Patent number: 10729887
    Abstract: A medical article, such as a catheter hub or extension set, is stabilized on a patient with a retainer and a dressing integrally attached to an anchor pad supporting the retainer. The catheter hub or extension set may be integrally formed with the retainer. The retainer may comprise a channel and an integral strap. The channel may include an abutment. One or more of the anchor pad, dressing, and catheter may comprise an antibacterial or antimicrobial agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Rafael V. Andino, Christopher J. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20200237373
    Abstract: Embodiments of a surgical instrument and its methods of use are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments of a surgical instrument may include a handle and an elongated shaft assembly distally extending from the handle. The elongated shaft assembly may include an articulable portion. An articulation control may be associated with the elongated shaft assembly. The articulation control may be movable between a first position in which the elongated shaft assembly is arranged in a first articulation position and a second position in which the elongated shaft assembly is arranged in a second articulation position. The surgical instrument may include a fastener deployment system with a locking member. The articulation control may block movement of the locking member when the articulation control is located in the first position. The articulation control may also permit movement of the locking member when the articulation control is located in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Nathan Stewart Cauldwell, Augustus Felix
  • Patent number: D894392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher W. Gelinas, Stephen N. Eldridge, Jon I. Montcrieff, Sarah B. Borysenko, Frederick H. Strickler, Jr., Scott Narkevicius