Patents by Inventor Catherine C. Breiter

Catherine C. Breiter 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: 10966630
    Abstract: A catheter placement system for positioning a catheter in a vasculature of a patient using at least two different modalities. The catheter placement system includes a console with a display, a stylet removably positionable within a lumen of the catheter, a tip location sensor, and an external electrode. The stylet may include an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor assembly for detecting ECG signals of a node of a heart of the patient, and a first connector in communication with the ECG sensor assembly. The tip location sensor may be configured to detect the stylet when the catheter is disposed within the vasculature of the patient, and to communicate information of the stylet to the console. The console may be configured to receive at least one aspect of the ECG signal detected by the ECG sensor assembly indicative of proximity of the ECG sensor assembly to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20210077201
    Abstract: A catheter placement system designed to establish a conductive pathway through a sterile barrier from a sterile field to a non-sterile field. The catheter placement system can include a stylet having a first connector including a piercing component, and a sensing component, and a data-receiving component having a second connector. The data-receiving component can be designed for positioning in the non-sterile field under the sterile barrier. The first connector can be designed to conductively connect to the second connector of the data-receiving component through the sterile barrier via the piercing component without compromising the sterile field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Bret Hamatake, Eddie K. Burnside, Jason R. Stats, Amir Orome
  • Patent number: 10849695
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to introduction of the catheter. ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart. Various methods for establishing a conductive pathway between a sterile field of the patient and a non-sterile field are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Eddie K. Burnside, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20170281029
    Abstract: A catheter placement system for positioning a catheter in a vasculature of a patient using at least two different modalities. The catheter placement system includes a console with a display, a stylet removably positionable within a lumen of the catheter, a tip location sensor, and an external electrode. The stylet may include an electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor assembly for detecting ECG signals of a node of a heart of the patient, and a first connector in communication with the ECG sensor assembly. The tip location sensor may be configured to detect the stylet when the catheter is disposed within the vasculature of the patient, and to communicate information of the stylet to the console. The console may be configured to receive at least one aspect of the ECG signal detected by the ECG sensor assembly indicative of proximity of the ECG sensor assembly to the node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20170231700
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to introduction of the catheter. ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart. Various methods for establishing a conductive pathway between a sterile field of the patient and a non-sterile field are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Bret Hamatake, Eddie K. Burnside, Jason R. Stats, Amir Orome
  • Patent number: 9681823
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to intravascular introduction of the catheter. The ultrasound probe includes user input controls for controlling use of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound mode and use of the tip location sensor in a tip location mode. In another embodiment, ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: 9649048
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to introduction of the catheter. ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart. Various means for establishing a conductive pathway between a sterile field of the patient and a non-sterile field to enable passage of ECG signals from the catheter to the tip location sensor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Eddie K. Burnside, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: 9408964
    Abstract: Power injection catheters for high flow rate delivery of fluids are disclosed. In one embodiment, a catheter may include a body defining one lumen and a plurality of extension tubes each comprising a lumen in fluid communication with the one lumen of the catheter body. Further, an extension tube may be configured for performing power injection and an extension tube may include a proximal valve. In another embodiment, a catheter may comprise a plurality of lumens and extension tubes, each of the extension tubes comprising a lumen in fluid communication with one lumen of the catheter body, respectively. At least one extension tube may be configured for performing power injection and at least one extension tube may include a proximal valve. Such catheters may include a pressure relief mechanism for preventing overpressurizing of the catheter. A method of injecting a fluid into a patient's body is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine C. Breiter, Jordan P. Diamond
  • Publication number: 20130245434
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to intravascular introduction of the catheter. The ultrasound probe includes user input controls for controlling use of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound mode and use of the tip location sensor in a tip location mode. In another embodiment, ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: 8523840
    Abstract: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter and method of attaching a catheter to extracorporeal medical equipment. The catheter connector system and method enables proximal trimming of the placed catheter and facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter. The method includes sliding a boot and dilator combination over a portion of a catheter extending from a venipuncture site until a distal end of the boot is positioned in the venipuncture site, removing the dilator from the boot, and trimming a portion of the catheter extending from a proximal end of the boot. A bifurcation assembly may be attached to the proximal end of the boot following trimming of the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Catherine C. Breiter, Jordan P. Diamond, Jason R. Stats, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 8388541
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient'vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to intravascular introduction of the catheter. The ultrasound probe includes user input controls for controlling use of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound mode and use of the tip location sensor in a tip location mode. In another embodiment, ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: 8336151
    Abstract: The microbial scrub brush in one embodiment employs an insert of foam material that is impregnated with an anti-bacterial disinfectant 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 the removal of the lid, the insert of foam material 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 plurality of resilient fingers that substantially occupy a cross sectional area of the cavity to enable the cleansing of both the exterior surface and an interior luminal surface of the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Kerr, Michael J. Vaillancourt, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Publication number: 20120220854
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to intravascular introduction of the catheter. The ultrasound probe includes user input controls for controlling use of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound mode and use of the tip location sensor in a tip location mode. In another embodiment, ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Shayne Messerly, Jeremy B. Cox, Anthony K. Misener, Catherine C. Breiter, Ryan R. Lemon, Christian W. Crook, Matthew W. Bown, Eddie K. Burnside, Kelly J. Christian, Amir Orome, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20120179102
    Abstract: A dilator system for insertion of a catheter or other elongate device into a body of a patient includes a catheter having a lumen that initially defines a first inner diameter. The catheter includes a swellable material that swells after insertion into the body. A dilator includes an elongate body that is initially disposed in the catheter lumen and a tapered head extending from a distal end of the catheter lumen. The dilator head defines an outer diameter that is larger than the first inner diameter of the catheter lumen. After insertion of the dilator head and a distal portion of the catheter into the body, the catheter swells such that the lumen defines a second inner diameter that is larger than the outer diameter of the dilator head. This enables the dilator to be proximally removed from the body via the catheter lumen defining the second diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Mark A. Christensen, Glade H. Howell, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Patent number: 8177770
    Abstract: A catheter connector system that allows trimming of the proximal end of a catheter (single or multiple lumen) prior to the placement of a connector hub. In one variation, the catheter connector system comprises a catheter, a connector sheath including a soft collet, and a connector hub including a cannula for engaging the catheter and a connector hub interface for receiving the connector sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Rasmussen, William R. Barron, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Publication number: 20110098653
    Abstract: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter and method of attaching a catheter to extracorporeal medical equipment. The catheter connector system and method enables proximal trimming of the placed catheter and facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter. The method includes sliding a boot and dilator combination over a portion of a catheter extending from a venipuncture site until a distal end of the boot is positioned in the venipuncture site, removing the dilator from the boot, and trimming a portion of the catheter extending from a proximal end of the boot. A bifurcation assembly may be attached to the proximal end of the boot following trimming of the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Catherine C. Breiter, Jordan P. Diamond, Jason R. Stats, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Patent number: 7931619
    Abstract: A power injection catheter for high flow rate delivery of fluids. The power injection catheter may include a pressure relief mechanism for preventing overpressurizing within the lumen of the catheter. The pressure relief mechanism may be configured to prevent sudden pressure build-up inside the catheter lumen by absorbing, buffering or releasing pressure inside the lumen during pressure spikes. The power injection catheter may also take the form of a multi-lumen catheter capable of simultaneous infusions of a single fluid through two or more of the lumens in the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan P. Diamond, Abtihal Raji-Kubba, William R. Barron, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Patent number: 7883502
    Abstract: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter. The catheter connector system permits proximal trimming of the placed catheter, which is a procedure that provides numerous advantages over traditional methods of trimming catheter distal ends prior to implantation. The catheter connector system can be configured for a single lumen catheter or a multiple lumen catheter. The catheter connector system facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter, providing enhanced functionability and patient comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Catherine C. Breiter, Jordan P. Diamond, Jason R. Stats, Daniel J. Triplett
  • Publication number: 20100200017
    Abstract: The microbial scrub brush in one embodiment employs an insert of foam material that is impregnated with an anti-bacterial disinfectant 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 the removal of the lid, the insert of foam material 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 plurality of resilient fingers that substantially occupy a cross sectional area of the cavity to enable the cleansing of both the exterior surface and an interior luminal surface of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Marshall Kerr, Michael J. Vaillancourt, Catherine C. Breiter
  • Publication number: 20100010445
    Abstract: A catheter connector system for a subcutaneously placed catheter. The catheter connector system permits proximal trimming of the placed catheter, which is a procedure that provides numerous advantages over traditional methods of trimming catheter distal ends prior to implantation. The catheter connector system can be configured for a single lumen catheter or a multiple lumen catheter. The catheter connector system facilitates precise positioning of both distal and proximal ends of a catheter, providing enhanced functionability and patient comfort.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Catherine C. Breiter, Jordan P. Diamond, Jason R. Stats, Daniel J. Triplett