Patents by Inventor C. R. Bard, Inc.

C. R. Bard, Inc. 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: 20150088091
    Abstract: A system by which resource information relating to an insertable medical device, such as an intravascular catheter, can be identified by its source so as to be accessed by a practitioner, caregiver, or patient, is disclosed. In particular, a resource information key is included at a predetermined key location on or proximate to the medical device, wherein the key indicates the source of the resource information. In one example embodiment, therefore, an insertable medical device for establishing intravascular access to a patient, such as a peripherally inserted central catheter (“PICC”), is disclosed and comprises: an internal portion, and a portion external to the patient that includes a resource information key indicating a website where a user can acquire resource information relating to the medical device. In other embodiments indicia are provided as quick response (“QR”) codes, and as various markings to indicate compatibility of the medical device with ethanol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130303879
    Abstract: Systems and methods to assist in locating the focus of an atrial fibrillation include the association of atrial fibrillation cycle length values and statistics relating thereto with temporal locations on an electrogram of a given electrode, and/or the coordination of electrode locations with respective the spectral analyses of electrogram signals and further parameters and statistics relating thereto. Ablation therapy can proceed under guidance of such information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: C.R. Bard Inc.
    Inventor: C.R. Bard Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130225990
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130226106
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130225991
    Abstract: A power-injectable access port includes a housing defining an internal cavity and including a plurality of suture apertures, a needle-penetrable septum captured by the housing enabling needle access to the internal cavity, a stem having a lumen in fluid communication with the internal cavity, the stem configured for coupling to a catheter, and a radiopaque identification feature observable via imaging technology subsequent to subcutaneous implantation of the port, the feature indicating that the port is suitable for power injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130226141
    Abstract: Tear-away sheath introducers for catheters, methods for making such introducers, and methods for using such introducers are described. A splittable sheath introducer may include a sheath, a hub disposed at a proximal end of the sheath, a valve included with the hub, and a valve actuator movable from a first position to a second position, the valve actuator opening the valve when in the second position. The valve actuator may include a retaining member that enables the valve actuator to be retained by a portion of the hub when the sheath introducer is split apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130218260
    Abstract: A tubular prosthesis having a succession of turns around a longitudinal axis includes connectors between adjacent turns distributed around the circumference of the prosthesis. Each turn includes struts interspersed by inflection zones located at the axial ends of each turn such that, when the prosthesis expands radially, gaps open up between adjacent struts of each of the turn. The inflection zones are distributed regularly around the circumference so that the gaps are substantially the same size as each other around the circumference of the turn. The prosthesis may include a turn that exhibits a stagger zone within which the gap between adjacent struts is of an individual size different from that common to the other gaps of that turn. The inflection zones in that turn that lie circumferentially next to the stagger zone are displaced out of facing relationship with corresponding zones of inflection in the adjacent turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130218108
    Abstract: A waste management system and method of use. The waste management system includes a waste transport device and a waste collection device. The waste transport device includes a generally tubular body, a distal end section configured for disposition and maintenance in a patient's rectum, and a proximal end section including a first connector biased in a sealed position. The waste collection device includes a second connector. The first connector is transitioned to an unsealed position when the first connector is secured to the second connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130217999
    Abstract: A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion thereof into a patient. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of detected position data relating to a location marker, such as a permanent magnet, then determining a possible first position thereof. A first confidence level relating to a match between the first set of detected position data and a first set of predicted position data is assigned. A determination is made whether the first confidence level meets or exceeds a first threshold. If the first confidence level meets or exceeds the first threshold, a determination is then made whether the first position of the location marker is within a first detection zone. If the first position of the location marker is within the first detection zone, the first position of the location marker is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130190616
    Abstract: An intracorporeal marker for marking a site within living tissue of a host having a body of porous hydroxyapatite whose physical properties permit the body to be distinguished from human soft tissue under visualization using ultrasonic and radiation imaging modalities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130184562
    Abstract: An intracorporeal marker, for marking a site within living tissue of a host, includes an outer body portion of biodegradable material. An inner body portion is located in the outer body portion. The inner body portion includes biological material that becomes calcified in the living tissue of the host over time. An agent interacts with the biological material to promote calcification of the biological material of the inner body portion in the living tissue of the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130178797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a balloon catheter comprising a catheter tube and an inflatable balloon. The ends of the balloon are attached to the catheter tube. The outside surface of the balloon in an uninflated state is provided with a relief structure which in an inflated state of the balloon is substantially disappeared. The invention also relates to a method for producing such a balloon catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: C.R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C.R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130172733
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130165922
    Abstract: A catheter including control, localization, and/or fluid delivery features, and methods of using the same. One embodiment is directed to an electrophysiology catheter including a superelastic wire and a cable, and a method of controlling the catheter using the cable. Another embodiment is directed to an electrophysiology catheter including an adhesive to bias the orientation of the catheter. A further embodiment is directed to an electrophysiology catheter including adhesive and one or more cables, and a method of controlling the catheter using the one or more cables. Another embodiment is directed to a method including acts of injecting a fluid into the heart of a patient and adjusting the diameter of an arcuate curve of the catheter. Further embodiments are directed to a catheter having multiple position sensors on an arcuate curve of the catheter, or a position sensor associated with a movable electrode of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130165773
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130116571
    Abstract: A ruggedized hydrogel product that is formulated to withstand the effects of high-energy sterilization procedures, such as gamma beam and electron beam sterilization, without significant structural degradation is disclosed. This enables the hydrogel product to be suitable for use in medical applications where sterile components are required. In one embodiment a ruggedized hydrogel product is disclosed and comprises a gel component, water for hydrating the gel component, and at least one free radical absorber component that is capable of absorbing free radicals produced when the hydrogel product is sterilized via a high-energy sterilization procedure. The free radical absorber component in one embodiment includes potassium metabisulfite and ascorbic acid. The ruggedized hydrogel product can be included with an ultrasound probe to provide an acoustically transparent interface between the probe and the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130102950
    Abstract: A vascular access device, for implantation at least partially below the skin of a patient to provide an arteriovenous fistula, includes a graft portion coupled to a catheter portion. The graft portion is sutured to an opening in an artery while the catheter portion is inserted into a vein so that its end lies within the vein downstream from the point of entry into the vein. The device may be comprised of ePTFE with an outer polyurethane coating or the graft portion may comprise ePTFE with an outer polyurethane coating and the catheter portion may comprise polyurethane. There may also be an inner polyurethane coating. Alternatively, the device may be comprised entirely of polyurethane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130102860
    Abstract: A drain for use in medical applications may include an elongated conduit configured to be implanted in a body cavity, wherein the conduit has a proximal end and a distal end. The conduit may include at least one channel configured to drain fluid from the body cavity and at least one lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end of the conduit. The lumen may be at least partially surrounded by the at least one channel and may be separated from the at least one channel by a wall. At least one hole in the wall may be configured to provide fluid communication between the lumen and the at least one channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventor: C. R. BARD, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130102889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting the placement of a catheter within the body of a patient through the use of an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods described herein enable a clinician to determine, prior to insertion of the medical device, how much of the device will be disposed within the vessel, thus enabling the clinician to choose a catheter with suitable length. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging system for assisting with placement of the medical device comprises a console, a probe for producing an image of a target location, and a processor. The processor provides to a user proximity information relating to the anticipated proximity of the medical device to the target location prior to insertion of the medical device. A display is included for depicting the image, target location depth, and the proximity information of the medical device to the target location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130098398
    Abstract: The microbial scrub brush in one embodiment employs an insert that is impregnated with an anti-bacterial disinfectant and that is housed within a housing of alcohol-compatible material and sealed over by a removable lid. The insert is maintained in sterile condition until ready for use. After removal of the lid, the insert is moved over the end of a female luer or other portion of a medical device and rotated in order to clean the exterior surface as well as the interior luminal surface of the device. In one embodiment, the insert includes a base from which extends an outer wall that defines a chamber. A plurality of complaint fingers extend from the base into the chamber. A plurality of wipers extend radially inward from the outer wall into the chamber to enable the cleansing of both the exterior surface and an interior surface of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: C. R. Bard, Inc.