Patents Assigned to Innovative Medical Devices LLC
  • Publication number: 20170165465
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (22) with a discharge stem (16), a septum (14), a cap (20) and an interior reservoir (26). The port assembly (10) is provided with X-ray discernable indicia (60,62) to identify an attribute of the assembly (10) after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. The indicia are cutouts (60,62) through a reservoir lining (50) of radiopaque material such as metal where the cutouts have narrow slot width are in the form of one or more sets of alphabetical letters such as “CT” in the lining's side wall (52) or bottom wall (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth M. ZINN
  • Patent number: 9610432
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge stem, a septum, a cap, and an interior reservoir. The port assembly is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. The indicia are cutouts through a reservoir lining of radiopaque material such as metal where the cutouts have narrow slot width are in the form of one or more sets of alphabetical letters such as “CT” in the lining's side wall or bottom wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 9445790
    Abstract: An insertion device for taking samples within a body. The insertion device includes a trigger housing, an outer sheath assembly, a sampling device, and a resilient member. The trigger housing includes an interior channel in which the resilient member is disposed to urge the outer sheath assembly away from a proximal end of the trigger housing. The outer sheath assembly is disposed within the interior channel of the trigger housing. The outer sheath assembly includes a body and an outer sheath attached to a distal end of the body. The sampling device is removably disposed within the outer sheath assembly and the trigger housing. The sampling device may be a removable biopsy needle assembly which is used to cock the insertion device. The removable biopsy needle assembly may be removed from the insertion device and be replaced by a needle assembly for fine needle aspiration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignees: Medical Components, Inc., Innovative Medical Devices, LLC.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark Fisher
  • Publication number: 20130165815
    Abstract: An insertion device for taking samples within a body. The insertion device includes a trigger housing, an outer sheath assembly, a sampling device, and a resilient member. The trigger housing includes an interior channel in which the resilient member is disposed to urge the outer sheath assembly away from a proximal end of the trigger housing. The outer sheath assembly is disposed within the interior channel of the trigger housing. The outer sheath assembly includes a body and an outer sheath attached to a distal end of the body. The sampling device is removably disposed within the outer sheath assembly and the trigger housing. The sampling device may be a removable biopsy needle assembly which is used to cock the insertion device. The removable biopsy needle assembly may be removed from the insertion device and be replaced by a needle assembly for fine needle aspiration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC., INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark Fisher
  • Publication number: 20120283554
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC, MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20120283560
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base, a flange, and a septum. The housing base defines an interior reservoir. The flange includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the flange from a top surface to a bottom surface of the flange. According to one aspect, the flange may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material of the flange, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the flange may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the flange applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC, MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 8257325
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum and a cap. An interior reservoir is defined by a well in the housing base and a bottom of the septum, and a passageway extends from the reservoir through the discharge port. The housing base includes a base flange having integrally molded therein indicia identifying an attribute of the assembly. The indicia could be formed of base flange material, or could be formed by voids in the base flange material. If of plastic material, the molded indicia could be applied with a radiopaque agent, thereby allowing the indicia (“CT”) to appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing a practitioner of a particular attribute of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Medical Components, Inc., Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 7846139
    Abstract: An implantable venous access port for a catheter. The port assembly (100) includes a body (102), a septum (134) for needle insertion, a discharge port (150) having a passageway (154) and to which a catheter proximal end (202) is connected, and a proximal port (170) with a proximal passageway (172,116) that is in line with the discharge port passageway (154). A chamber (118) of the port body (102) fluidly connects the proximal port passageway and the discharge port passageway, and a proximal septum (174) traverses and seals the proximal passageway (172,116). An entry cannula (190) is insertable into the proximal opening and penetrates the proximal septum (174) and extends to the discharge port passageway (154) enabling a guide wire (198) to be inserted therethrough after the port (100) has been connected to the catheter (200), whereafter the entire assembly is implantable into a patient over the guide wire. A method of over-the-wire venous port placement is disclosed, and also a method for assembling the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignees: Medical Components, Inc., Innovative Medical Devices, LLC.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford, William Shaun Wall, Raymond Bizup, Timothy M. Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20090030426
    Abstract: A tunneler/casing assembly (100,200,300) having a tunneler (110,210,310) and an elongated casing (102,202,302) for containing a catheter (12) during subcutaneous tunneling of the catheter. The tunneler is removable from the casing to expose the catheter leading end after tunneling to be pulled directly through the tunnel, or includes a catheter exit side opening (324) to expose the catheter leading end for that purpose. A blunt leading end (112,212,312) of the tunneler has an atraumatic shape for creating the subcutaneous tunnel (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicants: Innovative Medical Devices, LLC, Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20090024024
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (22) with a discharge stem (16), a septum (14), a cap (20) and an interior reservoir (26). The port assembly (10) is provided with X-ray discernable indicia (60,62) to identify an attribute of the assembly (10) after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. The indicia are cutouts (60,62) through a reservoir lining (50) of radiopaque material such as metal where the cutouts have narrow slot width are in the form of one or more sets of alphabetical letters such as “CT” in the lining's side wall (52) or bottom wall (54).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: D615649
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2010
    Assignees: Innovative Medical Devices LLC, Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark S. Fisher, W. Shaun Wall
  • Patent number: D619242
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignees: Medical Components, Inc., Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark S. Fisher