Patents Assigned to Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10532117
    Abstract: Medical containers are provided, wherein the containers may be used to transport medical devices. The medical container can include a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel cooperating to form a cavity. The lower panel may include an absorbent material. The medical container may also include one or more absorbent band members disposed around at least a portion of the circumference of the cavity. An insert portion including a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel may be coupled to or disposed within the medical container. The insert portion may be formed from an absorbent material. Methods of using the medical containers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hopkinson, Doug Hales, Daniel Hadley, Dylan Neyme, John William Hall, Jeremy Snow, Tyler David Rees, Abbe M. Smith
  • Patent number: 10507011
    Abstract: An impact biopsy device is disclosed. The impact biopsy device may be configured to displace various cutting elements, such as an outer tubular member and cutting element and a cannula to sever a tissue sample from a patient. The impact biopsy device may comprise an actuation system configured to transfer displacement or force to the cutting elements by the impact of an element on another element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremy W. Snow
  • Patent number: 10507268
    Abstract: A medical appliance or prosthesis may comprise one or more layers of electrospun nanofibers, including electrospun polymers. The electrospun material may comprise layers including layers of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Electrospun nanofiber mats of certain porosities may permit tissue ingrowth into or attachment to the prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: MERIT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John William Hall, Bart Dolmatch, Zeke Eller, Robert S. Kellar, Rachel Lynn Simmons, Wayne L. Mower
  • Patent number: 10499920
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a medical anchor device and methods of use for providing an improved device for intraluminally directed vascular anastomosis. The anchor device includes a generally tubular graft having a flange disposed at one end thereof, where a portion of the graft extends through the flange. The flange includes a wire frame made of a resilient material and a thin membrane covering or overlaying the wire frame, where the wire frame is self-expanding when deployed within a lumen. The device may be deployed within the lumen at an anastomotic site without a need for sutures, staples, clips, or other mechanical attachment means that may cause further injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hall, Wayne Mower
  • Patent number: 10493261
    Abstract: Some assemblies can include a male cap and a female cap, each of which can be used to cover separated medical connectors. In certain arrangements, a male cap can include a movable carriage that transitions from a retracted position when an assembly with which the male cap is associated is in a closed state to an extended position when the assembly is in an open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Solomon, F. Mark Ferguson, Steven Bandis, James V. Mercer, Michael W. Howlett, Robert Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 10478241
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates an osteotome for treating hard tissue. The osteotome embodiments described herein include a shaft with a working end configured to displace hard tissue and a lumen to deliver material through the shaft. The working end may create pathways by selectively transitioning from a linear to a non-linear configuration. The lumen may deliver material through the shaft while the working end is in a linear or a non-linear configuration allowing precise filling of the pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Purdy, Dan Balbierz
  • Patent number: 10470906
    Abstract: Delivery systems and methods for deploying an implantable device are disclosed, which can include a delivery device having an outer tubular member and an inner assembly. The inner assembly is disposed within and is slidably movable relative to the outer tubular member. The inner assembly can include a pusher at a distal portion. The pusher abuts and restricts proximal movement, relative to the inner assembly, of a crimped implantable device within the outer tubular member. The pusher can include a slot to accommodate a suture binding mechanism of the implantable device. The delivery device can include a tip disposed at a distal end. The tip includes a tip transition zone. The inner sheath and outer tubular member can each have sections of distinct rigidity along their lengths with transition zones between the sections. A transition zone of the outer tubular member and a transition zone of the inner sheath can be longitudinally offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zeke Eller, Thomas Patrick Robinson, Barton Gill, Darla Gill, Bryan K. Elwood
  • Patent number: 10471241
    Abstract: Dilators, such as rapid exchange dilators, configured for percutaneous access are disclosed. The dilator may be configured to be disposable within, or couplable with, a catheter. In some embodiments, the dilator, or the coupled dilator and the catheter, may be configured such that a sheath is not required for percutaneous access. In other embodiments, the dilator may comprise a plug such that a guide wire may be directed from a distal end of the dilator through a port, such as a rapid exchange port, in a sidewall of the dilator. The plug may also be configured to permit passage of fluid through a lumen of the dilator while inhibiting passage of the guide wire through a length of the dilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve W. Carlstrom, Jim Mottola, Punit Satyavrat Ramrakha, Nate Shirley
  • Patent number: 10470784
    Abstract: A medical grasping device is disclosed. The medical grasping device may be configured to retrieve an object from within a body lumen. A medical grasping device assembly, wherein a portion of the medical grasping device is disposed within a lumen of a delivery sheath, and methods of using the medical grasping device assembly are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Peter Sutcliffe, F. Mark Ferguson, Nate Shirley, Richard P. Jenkins, Christopher Cindrich
  • Patent number: 10470793
    Abstract: Medical devices for rotating an elongate medical instrument can be used to remove, break up, clear, and/or eliminate obstructions within a lumen. Some medical devices for rotating an elongate medical instrument may include a coupling member for coupling the medical device to a secondary medical device. Some medical devices may include a flared distal region and some medical devices may include an elongate housing that is disposed around a portion of the distal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory R. McArthur, Ken Sykes
  • Patent number: 10463388
    Abstract: A wire for use with a vascular treatment device may have a proximal end, a distal end, and a main shaft extending therebetween. The distal end may have a distal free end and a first segment. The first segment may extend from the main shaft and may be biased to a first included angle that is defined between the main shaft and the first segment and less than 180 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael G. Tal
  • Patent number: 10453158
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for producing customized medical devices, such as customized medical grade labels, customized medical kits, and other medical devices having customizable features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Joseph Pierce, Owen Xu, Jesse Velarde, Kyle Knowles, Justin Lampropoulos, Jesse Hansen, Nick Kapitula
  • Patent number: 10441771
    Abstract: Hemostasis valves and hemostasis valve assemblies can be coupled to a proximal end of an introducer sheath to prevent blood loss through the proximal end of the introducer sheath. Some hemostasis valve assemblies may include an elastomeric member with a variable-width channel that is designed to form a liquid-tight seal over elongate members of different diameter or a single elongate member of variable diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: Merit Medical Systems, Inc., Abiomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Bickhart, Christopher A. Heine, Mary L. Milone, John Murphy
  • Patent number: 10426935
    Abstract: A syringe body is disclosed, wherein the syringe body is configured to withstand pressures within a fluid reservoir of the syringe body of between about 0 atmospheres (atm) and about 81 atm and/or between about 0 atm and about 109 atm. The syringe body may be configured for use in connection with an inflation device. The syringe body may comprise one or more stiffening ribs and/or a stiffening lip. Methods of using the syringe body in connection with an inflation device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasad Weerakoon, Jon Davis, Russell D. Heyborne, Larry T. Wilde
  • Patent number: 10398420
    Abstract: Medical devices for delivering compositions or medical articles to a patient are disclosed. The medical plug delivery devices can include a fluid delivery device (e.g., a syringe), a frame, and a rotatable magazine. The rotatable magazine can include a plurality of chambers that each hold a composition or a medical article (e.g., a medical plug). By rotating the rotatable magazine relative to the frame, material within the chambers of the rotatable magazine can be sequentially deployed to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard P. Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur, Kenneth Sykes, Christopher Cindrich, Mark Garcia
  • Patent number: 10398881
    Abstract: Inflation devices configured to communicate with remote displays are disclosed herein. Kits including such inflation devices with portable display devices are also disclosed herein. Methods of remotely displaying pressure data from a medical device are also disclosed herein. Devices, kits, and methods of connecting medical devices to remote displays and transferring information to or from linked computers are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Blaine Johnson, Steven Weir, Rajeev Bhalla, Jeffrey Cameron Loper, Drew Carlton, Zachary Glickstein
  • Patent number: 10350019
    Abstract: A medical device, assembly, or kit may be used to hold a plurality of elongate medical instruments, such as guidewires, catheters, etc. A guidewire holder may include a reservoir for holding a liquid and one or more separators for segregating the guidewires from each other. In some instances, the guidewire holder can hold a coiled guidewire such that the guidewire is in contact with liquid held by the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Jim Mottola, Richard Jenkins, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Patent number: D858751
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Fischman
  • Patent number: D861189
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Michael Daily, Frank Gazzano, Christopher Cindrich
  • Patent number: D865954
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Mottola, Denise Hallisey, Gregory R. McArthur, Richard P. Jenkins, Brian Stevens