Patents by Inventor Anthony V. Beran

Anthony V. Beran has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10092729
    Abstract: A device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to a body of a patient. The device having an adhesive pad for securing the pad to the body of a patient. An adjustable plate is rotatable with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. In some aspects, a pair of adjustable plates can be rotated with respect to the fixed plate. Tabs affixed to the fixed plate and the adjustable plate cooperate with each other to secure a catheter there between. The adjustable plate can be rotated so as to retain a catheter between the tabs. Complementary pawl and ratchet members are used to enable limited rotation of the plates with respect to one another and to fix the plates in a selected adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Publication number: 20180264232
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient. The device preferably comprises a base having a locking device and an articulation strap connected to a cover. The cover further comprises a gear rack, where the gear rack is insertable into the locking device. The base further comprises a top surface with an adhesive film and release paper and a bottom surface attached to a patient attachment member. The base also has a cutout section. The base is preferably sloped at an angle between five and ten degrees. The cover preferably has at least two living hinges and the articulation strap has at least two living hinges. The locking device further comprises a sliding surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Anthony V. Beran, Kerry J. Tomic-Edgar
  • Patent number: 9526869
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient such as a catheter. The device preferably comprises a base pad with at least a portion of the bottom surface having adhesive thereon for attaching the device to the body of the patient. The device also has a securement member attached to the base pad. The securement member preferably has a rigid member base with a flexible gear rack extending from one side and an adjustable locking device extending from the other side. The locking device is adjustably lockable to the gear rack by a lock case with a ratchet and at least one open side. A center pad is mounted on the rigid member base and a lock pad is mounted adjacent to the locking device. The base pad can also further comprise a transparent window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony V Beran
  • Publication number: 20160367789
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient such as an IV catheter. The device preferably comprises a base with an insertion site viewing window connected to a luer interconnection cushion at an articulation point and separated from the cushion by a gap. The bottom surface has an adhesive. The device further has a cover with a luer interconnection window, where the bottom surface of the cover also has an adhesive to secure a luer lock of a catheter. The device can also be placed on the Luer interconnection cushion to secure a central IV catheter. The device preferably is made of adhesive foam padding and the insertion site window is polyurethane film. The cover can be connected to the cushion at a lateral pivot. The device can be stored on release paper until used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Publication number: 20160243339
    Abstract: A device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to a body of a patient. The device having an adhesive pad for securing the pad to the body of a patient. An adjustable plate is rotatable with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. In some aspects, a pair of adjustable plates can be rotated with respect to the fixed plate. Tabs affixed to the fixed plate and the adjustable plate cooperate with each other to secure a catheter there between. The adjustable plate can be rotated so as to retain a catheter between the tabs. Complementary pawl and ratchet members are used to enable limited rotation of the plates with respect to one another and to fix the plates in a selected adjustment position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Inventor: Anthony V. BERAN
  • Patent number: 9358368
    Abstract: A device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to a body of a patient. The device having an adhesive pad for securing the pad to the body of a patient. An adjustable plate is rotatable with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. In some aspects, a pair of adjustable plates can be rotated with respect to the fixed plate. Tabs affixed to the fixed plate and the adjustable plate cooperate with each other to secure a catheter there between. The adjustable plate can be rotated so as to retain a catheter between the tabs. Complementary pawl and ratchet members are used to enable limited rotation of the plates with respect to one another and to fix the plates in a selected adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 9033900
    Abstract: The present invention is an esophageal stethoscope with a temperature sensor and earpiece. An esophageal stethoscope has a tube with a first end and a second end, where a sound-transmitting hydrophobic cuff covers the first end of the tube. The first end of the tube has a plurality of lateral openings and a thermistor extending from the first end but within the cuff. The second end of the tube is attached to a connector and has a temperature sensor sub-assembly that extends out of the second end and is connected to the thermistor. A monoscope tube is attached to the connector at a first end and has a memory foam earpiece at a second end. The monoscope tube also preferably has a clip near the earpiece. To facilitate sound transmission, monoscope tubes of different ID sizes are used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony V Beran, Kerry J Tomic-Edgar
  • Publication number: 20150119727
    Abstract: The present invention is an esophageal stethoscope with a temperature sensor and earpiece. An esophageal stethoscope has a tube with a first end and a second end, where a sound-transmitting hydrophobic cuff covers the first end of the tube. The first end of the tube has a plurality of lateral openings and a thermistor extending from the first end but within the cuff. The second end of the tube is attached to a connector and has a temperature sensor sub-assembly that extends out of the second end and is connected to the thermistor. A monoscope tube is attached to the connector at a first end and has a memory foam earpiece at a second end. The monoscope tube also preferably has a clip near the earpiece. To facilitate sound transmission, monoscope tubes of different ID sizes are used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Anthony V. Beran, Kerry J. Tomic-Edgar
  • Publication number: 20140316339
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a device for securing a medical implement to the body of a patient such as a catheter. The device preferably comprises a base pad with at least a portion of the bottom surface having adhesive thereon for attaching the device to the body of the patient. The device also has a securement member attached to the base pad. The securement member preferably has a rigid member base with a flexible gear rack extending from one side and an adjustable locking device extending from the other side. The locking device is adjustably lockable to the gear rack by a lock case with a ratchet and at least one open side. A center pad is mounted on the rigid member base and a lock pad is mounted adjacent to the locking device. The base pad can also further comprise a transparent window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Publication number: 20140276543
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to the body of a patient. The device comprises a pad or base having adhesive on at least a portion of the bottom surface for securing the pad to the body of a patient. A fixed plate and a rotatable adjustable plate are affixed to the pad. The adjustable plate is rotated with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. Posts can be provided on the fixed plate and the adjustable plate to secure a winged catheter. A bracket can be affixed to a fixed plate or an adjustable plate and a cooperating tab can be affixed to the other plate for securing a catheter there between. In a modification, a fixed plate is affixed to the pad and a pair of adjustable plates can be rotatably secured on the fixed plate. Secured on the fixed plate are upright tabs and secured on the adjustable plates are brackets that are adapted to cooperate with the tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 8734401
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a catheter to a patient comprises a pad having adhesive on at least a portion of the bottom surface. A fixed plate and a rotatabie adjustable plate are affixed to the pad. The adjustable plate is rotated with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. Posts are on the fixed plate and the adjustable plate to secure a winged catheter. A bracket can be affixed to a fixed plate or an adjustable plate and a cooperating tab can be affixed to the other plate for securing a catheter there between. In a further modification, a base is secured to a pad and a pair of plates is pivotally mounted on the base for rotation with respect to one another. Complementary pawl and ratchet members enable limited rotation of plates with respect to one another and to fix plates in selected adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony V Beran
  • Publication number: 20140128766
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved catheter, in particular, a Foley catheter. The preferred embodiment of the invention is a catheter with three lumens. The largest lumen is the drainage lumen. The side balloon lumen has a removable one-way female Luer valve threaded onto the distal end of the side balloon lumen. The removable Luer valve allows a user to drain the balloon by passive equilibrium to atmospheric pressure by removing the valve from the lumen. Alternately, the lumen can be drained by syringe. The temperature sensor lumen contains a sensor lead with a Teflon(R) outside jacket that allows the lead to more easily slide within the lumen when the lumen is stretched or retracts. The sensor lead is also preferably fixed only to the distal end of the lumen so the lead will not stretch with the lumen, but would move freely within the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 8460353
    Abstract: A fluid disinfection unit [40] is incorporated into a patient warming/cooling system [10], to reduce the risk of bacteria buildup in the warming/cooling fluid, which is typically water. More particularly, a mobile housing [17] contains the operable components for circulating warming/cooling fluid to a patient [12], including a pump [23], a heating/cooling source [24], a reservoir [22], a controller [26] and a control panel [32] to assist a user in operating the components. The reservoir [22] has upper [22a] and lower [22b] sections, for replenishing water and circulating water, respectively. A UV source [40] is mounted so as to extend through both reservoir sections [22a, 22b], to simultaneously emit UV light into both sections during circulation of the warming/cooling fluid, thereby to disinfect the water contained therein. The UV source [40] includes a bulb [42] protected within a transparent cover [44] that is completely transparent, and has been treated so as to be shatterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Beran, Jerome B. Batta, Jacqueline C. Aronhalt
  • Publication number: 20110118671
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to the body of a patient. The device comprises a pad or base having adhesive on at least a portion of the bottom surface for securing the pad to the body of a patient. A fixed plate and a rotatable adjustable plate are affixed to the pad. The adjustable plate is rotated with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. Posts can be provided on the fixed plate and the adjustable plate to secure a winged catheter. A bracket can be affixed to a fixed plate or an adjustable plate and a cooperating tab can be affixed to the other plate for securing a catheter there between. In a modification, a fixed plate is affixed to the pad and a pair of adjustable plates can be rotatably secured on the fixed plate. Secured on the fixed plate are upright tabs and secured on the adjustable plates are brackets that are adapted to cooperate with the tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 7922697
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a catheter to a patient comprises a pad having adhesive on at least a portion of the bottom surface. A fixed plate and a rotatable adjustable plate are affixed to the pad. The adjustable plate is rotated with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. Posts are on the fixed plate and the adjustable plate to secure a winged catheter. A bracket can be affixed to a fixed plate or an adjustable plate and a cooperating tab can be affixed to the other plate for securing a catheter there between. In a further modification, a base is secured to a pad and a pair of plates is pivotally mounted on the base for rotation with respect to one another. Complementary pawl and ratchet members enable limited rotation of plates with respect to one another and to fix plates in selected adjustment position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Publication number: 20100076531
    Abstract: A fluid disinfection unit [40] is incorporated into a patient warming/cooling system [10], to reduce the risk of bacteria buildup in the warming/cooling fluid, which is typically water. More particularly, a mobile housing [17] contains the operable components for circulating warming/cooling fluid to a patient [12], including a pump [23], a heating/cooling source [24], a reservoir [22], a controller [26] and a control panel [32] to assist a user in operating the components. The reservoir [22] has upper [22a] and lower [22b] sections, for replenishing water and circulating water, respectively. A UV source [40] is mounted so as to extend through both reservoir sections [22a, 22b], to simultaneously emit UV light into both sections during circulation of the warming/cooling fluid, thereby to disinfect the water contained therein. The UV source [40] includes a bulb [42] protected within a transparent cover [44] that is completely transparent, and has been treated so as to be shatterproof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: CINCINNATI SUB-ZERO PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony V. Beran, Jerome B. Batta, Jacqueline C Aronhalt
  • Publication number: 20080171993
    Abstract: A securement device for securing a medical implement, such as a catheter to the body of a patient. The device comprises a pad or base having adhesive on at least a portion of the bottom surface for securing the pad to the body of a patient. A fixed plate and a rotatable adjustable plate are affixed to the pad. The adjustable plate is rotated with respect to the fixed plate to secure a catheter. Posts can be provided on the fixed plate and the adjustable plate to secure a winged catheter. A bracket can be affixed to a fixed plate or an adjustable plate and a cooperating tab can be affixed to the other plate for securing a catheter there between. In a modification, a fixed plate is affixed to the pad and a pair of adjustable plates can be rotatably secured on the fixed plate. Secured on the fixed plate are upright tabs and secured on the adjustable plates are brackets that are adapted to cooperate with the tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 6440157
    Abstract: A fluid blanket warming system for a patient includes a thermal blanket unit for receiving heated gas through a coupling port. A portable heat source includes a heater unit and a blower unit that are controlled by a control circuit for providing a desired output of temperature to a patient. A flexible conduit delivers the heated gas from the heat source to the thermal blanket. A temperature sensor unit can be mounted adjacent the thermal blanket unit and in contact with the gas received from the heater unit to provide a temperature signal representative of the heated gas. The temperature sensor unit can be mounted directly on the thermal blanket, on the coupler of the flexible conduit, or on a modular coupler to provide a temperature signal to the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Respiratory Support Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Shigezawa, Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 6277144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an improved thermal conditioning apparatus for thermally treating a patient. More specifically, the present invention relates to an inflatable apparatus for bathing a patient with a thermally conditioned medium. Such a treatment apparatus is useful for medically treating a patient suffering from hypothermia or hyperthermia, or for maintaining the body temperature of a patient undergoing a surgical procedure. A thermal conditioning apparatus according to the present invention includes first and second pluralities of orifices, the first plurality of orifices being smaller than the second plurality. An inlet portion which receives the thermal conditioning medium is located closer to the first plurality of orifices than the second plurality of orifices. The combined use of smaller orifices in close proximity to the inlet portion with larger orifices distal from the inlet portion tends to minimize the thermal gradients that may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2001
    Assignee: Respiratory Support Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Tomic-Edgar, Gordon Shigezawa, Anthony V. Beran
  • Patent number: 6245096
    Abstract: A thermal cover member for delivering a fluid to a patient's body, such as heated or cooled air, includes a hollow housing member having an inlet port for receiving the pressurized fluid. A plurality of cells are positioned about the housing member to create fluidic spaces for applying the fluid to the body of the patient. Each cell has a non-inflatable canopy with a continuous perimeter sealingly connected to the housing member with the housing member having a plurality of exit ports communicating with each cell to provide an egress of fluid. The fluidic spaces within a cell can be dimensioned to accommodate anatomical configurations of the patient's body and a thermo-chromatic indicator can be provided on the cover member to indicate a temperature of the corresponding fluidic space. The canopy can be transparent to permit viewing of the patient's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: Respiratory Support Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Tomic-Edgar, Gordon Y. Shigezawa, Anthony V. Beran