Patents Assigned to Medical Components, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10933625
    Abstract: A method of printing radiopaque indicia on a medical device. The method includes applying radiopaque marking fluid to a surface of a plate comprising one or more etchings having a depth of at least 0.0001 inches, exposing the radiopaque marking fluid on the surface of the plate to air to allow the radiopaque marking fluid to achieve a sufficient level of tackiness, and transferring the radiopaque marking fluid to a medical device. The radiopaque marking fluid comprises a clear ink and tungsten particulates having a particulate size of more than one micron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Fisher, Raymond D. Hawley, III
  • Publication number: 20210031023
    Abstract: A valve for sealing the hub of a sheath assembly is provided. The valve includes a valve body having a solid thickness extending between a proximal surface and a distal surface. A bisecting slot extends across the proximal surface of the valve body and terminates at a depth less than the thickness of the valve body such that a portion of the valve body distally of the slot defines a bridge extending between opposed halves of the valve body such that the distal surface of the valve body is substantially continuous and a central portion of the proximal surface of the valve body is concave and defines a concave proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: John Stephens, Kevin E. Sanford, Jeffrey S. Bennett, Burton W. Thomas, W. Shaun Wall, Christian K. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20210031024
    Abstract: A valve for sealing the hub of a sheath assembly is provided. The valve includes a valve body having a solid thickness extending between a proximal surface and a distal surface. A bisecting slot extends across the proximal surface of the valve body and terminates at a depth less than the thickness of the valve body such that a portion of the valve body distally of the slot defines a bridge extending between opposed halves of the valve body such that the distal surface of the valve body is substantially continuous and a central portion of the proximal surface of the valve body is concave and defines a concave proximal portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: John Stephens, Kevin E. Sanford, Jeffrey S. Bennett, Burton W. Thomas, W. Shaun Wall, Christian K. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10874842
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base 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. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 10773054
    Abstract: A cannula-catheter bonding method and apparatus can include a needle having a specifically configured connector end to reduce the risk of the connector end disengaging with an adapter (e.g., a catheter, a cannula, or a connector of a Huber needle assembly, etc.). The specifically configured needle connector end can be a formation, such as a barb, a bead, an annular structure, a rib, etc. The formation can be formed on the connector end, and may be elongated with a conical shaped nose leading to a base with a bottom. The formation can be used to prevent movement of the needle relative to the adapter. A method for producing the formation can include forming a mold for the formation in a plate, where the connector end can then be placed within the mold so that curable material can be disposed within the mold. Upon hardening of the curable material, the formation can take the shape of at least a portion of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Shimer, Matthew Gunn, Raymond Bizup
  • Patent number: 10765795
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in dialyzing a patient comprising a hemodialysis catheter comprising an elongated body having a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal end terminates in a substantially planar distal end surface; first and second lumens extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the lumens terminate on the distal end surface in first and second mouths, arranged in side-by-side configuration, and further wherein the lumens are separated by a septum; and first and second longitudinal slots formed in the distal end of the elongated body and communicating with the interiors of the lumens, the slots opening on the distal end surface; wherein the slots each have a length and a width, relative to the dimensions of the lumens and the rate of blood flow to be passed through the hemodialysis catheter, so as to minimize undesirable recirculation of dialyzed blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Ravenscroft, Donald Woods
  • Patent number: 10765794
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in dialyzing a patient comprising a hemodialysis catheter comprising an elongated body having a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal end terminates in a substantially planar distal end surface; first and second lumens extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the lumens terminate on the distal end surface in first and second mouths, arranged in side-by-side configuration, and further wherein the lumens are separated by a septum; and first and second longitudinal slots formed in the distal end of the elongated body and communicating with the interiors of the lumens, the slots opening on the distal end surface; wherein the slots each have a length and a width, relative to the dimensions of the lumens and the rate of blood flow to be passed through the hemodialysis catheter, so as to minimize undesirable recirculation of dialyzed blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Ravenscroft, Donald Woods
  • Patent number: 10603468
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10485964
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Patent number: 10478566
    Abstract: A Huber safety needle assembly including a body, configured to receive a needle. The body further including an upper portion having a first gripping portion coupled thereto, a lower portion having a second gripping portion coupled to thereto, and a hinge mechanism. The needle having a needle tip configured to be received in the body. The hinge mechanism is configured to operably transition the body between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The closed configuration allowing at least a portion of the needle, including the needle tip, to extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion of the body. The open configuration allowing the needle tip to be securely received within the lower portion such that it does not extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gunn, Kurt Shimer, Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 10441727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Huber needle assembly that may include an upper body connected to a lower body, the assembly being structured to retain a needle for insertion/extraction of the needle into/from an insertion site. The upper body can statically retain the needle while the lower body may slidably receive the needle. The lower body can further include a catch that engages a tip of the needle and/or misaligns the tip of the needle with a needle aperture of the lower body to place the assembly in a safety-lock position, preventing rebound, needle-stick injury, and/or any type of exposure of the needle tip to an environment outside of the lower body. The assembly can further bias the needle in a direction so as to prevent re-emergence of the needle tip after being withdrawn into the lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Shimer, Matthew Gunn, Raymond Bizup
  • Patent number: 10383656
    Abstract: An introducer needle assembly including a compressible section between the rigid needle and the hub. Once the vessel is entered as determined by blood entering the syringe, the compressible section of the introducer needle is occluded by compressing the section with the thumb and a finger. Neither blood nor air can pass. Since the compressible section is in a flattened area it is easier to hold the needle while the syringe is unscrewed. The operator then can begin threading a guidewire down the device which is now easier to enter because blood is not coming out of the hub thus obscuring the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10328240
    Abstract: An introducer sheath assembly (10) having a sheath tube (12), a hub (16), a valve (30) and a valve-retaining cap (50) on the proximal end of the hub. The cap (50) is so secured to the hub (16) as to have a closed, locked position and also an open position permitting access to the interior of the hub and the valve (30) while the cap (50) remains secured to the hub (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahase Nardeo, William J. McCreight
  • Patent number: 10004842
    Abstract: Apparatus for use in dialyzing a patient comprising a hemodialysis catheter comprising an elongated body having a proximal and a distal end, wherein the distal end terminates in a substantially planar distal end surface; first and second lumens extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein the lumens terminate on the distal end surface in first and second mouths, arranged in side-by-side configuration, and further wherein the lumens are separated by a septum; and first and second longitudinal slots formed in the distal end of the elongated body and communicating with the interiors of the lumens, the slots opening on the distal end surface; wherein the slots each have a length and a width, relative to the dimensions of the lumens and the rate of blood flow to be passed through the hemodialysis catheter, so as to minimize undesirable recirculation of dialyzed blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Ravenscroft, Donald Woods
  • Patent number: 9999723
    Abstract: A Huber needle assembly with safety capture device includes at least a body, a needle, and a movable arm. The movable arm is pivotable relative to the body, and includes a capture hood at a distal end thereof. The capture hood is cylindrical, includes a perimeter side wall having an outer face and an inner face, and has open proximal end. The capture hood includes a slot through the perimeter side wall, providing access into an internal chamber defined by the perimeter side wall. The slot extends longitudinally over at least a portion of the length of the capture hood, and at least a portion of the slot has a width less than the outside diameter of the needle to capture a tip of the needle therein when the movable arm pivots to a safety-capture position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Joshua Lee Ballard
  • Patent number: 9993618
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: D804662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford, Mathew Gunn, Kurt Shimer
  • Patent number: D853558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D853559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D905853
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Brozanski, Mark S. Fisher