Patents by Inventor Bruce Hubrecht

Bruce Hubrecht 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).

  • Publication number: 20190038886
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Patent number: 10046154
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Publication number: 20160263367
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Patent number: 9168366
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Publication number: 20140303601
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Bruce Hubrecht, Harold Anderson, Christopher Lopez
  • Patent number: 8647310
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Jr., Bruce Hubrecht
  • Publication number: 20110276035
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a luer connector comprising a housing having a hollow bore therethrough, a first end, and a second end, a male luer tip supported by the housing configured to rotate with respect to the housing, the luer tip having a first open end and a passageway through the luer tip in fluid communication with the first open end, and a substantially rigid internal member extending into the passageway of the luer tip toward the first open end of the luer tip. In some embodiments, at least one of the luer tip and the internal member can be axially moveable between a first closed position and a second open position relative to the other of the luer tip and the internal member. Further, the luer tip and the internal member can cooperate such that rotation of the luer tip in a first direction relative to the housing increases an axial displacement between the first open end of the luer tip and an end portion of the internal member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: ICU MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, JR., Bruce Hubrecht
  • Patent number: 7175615
    Abstract: An intravenous drug access system. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug access system includes an IV bag having an inlet port and outlet port, whereby the inlet port is a female luer integral therewith. The integral female luer fitting may be fitted with a sealed end cap comprising a male luer insert with a closed end. An alternative embodiment of the present invention comprises a discrete pre-molded connector made with one spike at one end and a female luer fitting at the opposing end. The spike is used to penetrate a standard IV bag through a conventional inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Hanly, Frank O'Brien, Salvadore F. Palomares, William S. Phillips, Bruce Hubrecht, William M. Porter, Evelyn L. Foss
  • Publication number: 20060264849
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20060217679
    Abstract: An intravenous drug access system. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug access system includes an IV bag having an inlet port and outlet port, whereby the inlet port is a female luer integral therewith. The integral female luer fitting may be fitted with a sealed end cap comprising a male luer insert with a closed end. An alternative embodiment of the present invention comprises a discrete pre-molded connector made with one spike at one end and a female luer fitting at the opposing end. The spike is used to penetrate a standard IV bag through a conventional inlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 28, 2006
    Inventors: Kevin Hanly, Frank O'Brien, Salvadore Palomares, William Phillips, Bruce Hubrecht, William Porter, Evelyn Foss
  • Publication number: 20060206061
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20060200088
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20060200089
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20060200090
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2006
    Publication date: September 7, 2006
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20050222541
    Abstract: A closed system, spikeless, positive-flow valve device includes a body defining an internal cavity. At the proximal end of the body is an opening which is preferably sufficiently large to receive an ANSI standard tip of a medical implement. The valve includes a plastic, resilient silicon seal which fills the upper cavity and opening with an oval seal cap having a slit. The opening presses the oval seal cap to keep the slit closed in the decompressed state. The slit opens as the nose of the medical implement compresses the seal into the cavity and the seal cap is free from the opening. The housing also includes a fluid space which facilitates fluid flow between the medical implement and a catheter tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Publication date: October 6, 2005
    Inventors: George Lopez, Thomas Fangrow, David Arnold, Bruce Hubrecht, Alison Brummett, Thomas Gustus, Dennis Bui
  • Publication number: 20040204699
    Abstract: An intravenous drug access system. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug access system includes an IV bag having an inlet port and outlet port, whereby the inlet port is a female luer integral therewith. The integral female luer fitting may be fitted with a sealed end cap comprising a male luer insert with a closed end. An alternative embodiment of the present invention comprises a discrete pre-molded connector made with one spike at one end and a female luer fitting at the opposing end. The spike is used to penetrate a standard IV bag through a conventional inlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Kevin B. Hanly, Frank O'Brien, Salvadore F. Palomares, William S. Phillips, Bruce Hubrecht, William M. Porter, Evelyn L. Foss
  • Patent number: 6726672
    Abstract: An intravenous drug access system. In one embodiment of the invention, the drug access system includes an IV bag having an inlet port and an outlet port, whereby the inlet port is a female luer integral therewith. The integral female luer fitting may be fitted with a sealed end cap including a male luer insert with a closed end. An alternative embodiment of the present invention comprises a discrete pre-molded connector made with a spike at one end and a female luer fitting at the opposing end. The spike is used to penetrate a standard IV bag through a conventional inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin B. Hanly, Frank O'Brien, Salvadore F. Palomares, William S. Phillips, Bruce Hubrecht, William M. Porter, Evelyn L. Foss