Patents by Inventor Brian S. Tanner

Brian S. Tanner 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: 11633170
    Abstract: A guidance system for guiding insertion of a needle into a body of a patient utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. The guidance system can include an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of the internal body portion target, such as a blood vessel. The imaging device can be configured to provide at least one indication of status via sensory feedback based on a determined position of the needle, for example via a plurality of light-emitting diodes located on the device. One or more sensors can be included with the probe that can sense a magnetic field associated with the needle. The system may include a processor that can receive magnetic field data sensed by the at-least-one sensor to determine the position of the needle. The system can also include a display that depicts the determined position of the needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Bard Access Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler L. Durfee, Kelly J. Christian, Eddie K. Burnside, Brian S. Tanner
  • Publication number: 20210059636
    Abstract: A guidance system for guiding insertion of a needle into a body of a patient utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. The guidance system can include an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of the internal body portion target, such as a blood vessel. The imaging device can be configured to provide at least one indication of status via sensory feedback based on a determined position of the needle, for example via a plurality of light-emitting diodes located on the device. One or more sensors can be included with the probe that can sense a magnetic field associated with the needle. The system may include a processor that can receive magnetic field data sensed by the at-least-one sensor to determine the position of the needle. The system can also include a display that depicts the determined position of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Tyler L. Durfee, Kelly J. Christian, Eddie K. Burnside, Brian S. Tanner
  • Patent number: 10863920
    Abstract: A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for guiding a medical device to a desired location within a vasculature of a patient is also disclosed and comprises detecting an intravascular ECG signal of the patient and identifying a P-wave of a waveform of the intravascular ECG signal, wherein the P-wave varies according to proximity of the medical device to the desired location. The method further comprises determining whether the identified P-wave is elevated, determining a deflection value of the identified P-wave when the identified P-wave is elevated, and reporting information relating to a location of the medical device within the patient's vasculature at least partially according to the determined deflection value of the elevated P-wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladislav Bukhman, Anthony K. Misener, Valeriy Vassylyev, Robin S. Urry, Brian S. Tanner
  • Publication number: 20180103869
    Abstract: A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for guiding a medical device to a desired location within a vasculature of a patient is also disclosed and comprises detecting an intravascular ECG signal of the patient and identifying a P-wave of a waveform of the intravascular ECG signal, wherein the P-wave varies according to proximity of the medical device to the desired location. The method further comprises determining whether the identified P-wave is elevated, determining a deflection value of the identified P-wave when the identified P-wave is elevated, and reporting information relating to a location of the medical device within the patient's vasculature at least partially according to the determined deflection value of the elevated P-wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Vladislav Bukhman, Anthony K. Misener, Valeriy Vassylyev, Robin S. Urry, Brian S. Tanner
  • Patent number: 9839372
    Abstract: A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for guiding a medical device to a desired location within a vasculature of a patient is also disclosed and comprises detecting an intravascular ECG signal of the patient and identifying a P-wave of a waveform of the intravascular ECG signal, wherein the P-wave varies according to proximity of the medical device to the desired location. The method further comprises determining whether the identified P-wave is elevated, determining a deflection value of the identified P-wave when the identified P-wave is elevated, and reporting information relating to a location of the medical device within the patient's vasculature at least partially according to the determined deflection value of the elevated P-wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladislav Bukhman, Anthony K. Misener, Valeriy Vassylyev, Robin S. Urry, Brian S. Tanner
  • Publication number: 20150216446
    Abstract: A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for guiding a medical device to a desired location within a vasculature of a patient is also disclosed and comprises detecting an intravascular ECG signal of the patient and identifying a P-wave of a waveform of the intravascular ECG signal, wherein the P-wave varies according to proximity of the medical device to the desired location. The method further comprises determining whether the identified P-wave is elevated, determining a deflection value of the identified P-wave when the identified P-wave is elevated, and reporting information relating to a location of the medical device within the patient's vasculature at least partially according to the determined deflection value of the elevated P-wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Vladislav Bukhman, Anthony K. Misener, Valeriy Vassylyev, Robin S. Urry, Brian S. Tanner
  • Patent number: 5896625
    Abstract: A clasp or catch for jewelry items or the like, comprises: a first member, for attachment to one end of a jewelry item, having two parallel sides and two transversal bars interconnecting the two sides; a second generally O-shaped but not closed member having one end pivoting around one of the two transversal bars, and the other end securely engaging the other of the two transversal bars; and a third member, for attachment to another end of the jewelry item, similar in construction to said first member, having at least one cross bar for retaining said other end of the second member when not engaged by said other of the two transversal bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventor: Brian S. Tanner
  • Patent number: D394022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Inventor: Brian S. Tanner