Patents by Inventor David J Goral

David J Goral 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: 20230347112
    Abstract: A passive safety catheter assembly configured to inhibit access to the distal tip of a needle cannula prior to release of a catheter insertion assembly from a catheter hub. The passive safety catheter assembly includes a safety clip assembly configured to transition between a first position in which the safety clip assembly selectively couples the catheter insertion assembly to the catheter hub, and a second position in which the safety clip assembly traps the sharp distal tip of the needle cannula within the safety clip assembly prior to release of the coupling between the catheter insertion assembly and the catheter hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Publication date: November 2, 2023
    Inventors: Eric Jason Krause, Daniel Casey Johnson, David J. Goral, Jay T. Breindel
  • Publication number: 20230310801
    Abstract: A catheter hub assembly. The catheter hub assembly includes a catheter hub body, a septum and a septum retainer, the catheter hub body having a distal end, a proximal and an internal wall defining an internal fluid passageway therebetween, the internal wall defining a transitional step within the internal fluid passageway, the septum positioned within the internal fluid passageway such that a distal end of the septum abuts up against the transitional step, the septum retainer at least partially receivable within the internal fluid passageway and having an outer wall shaped and sized to interlock with the inner wall of the catheter hub body, the outer wall including one or more lateral ribs configured to inhibit rotation of the septum retainer relative to the catheter hub body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2023
    Publication date: October 5, 2023
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Gursel Akcay, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, James Muskatello, Christopher Roehl
  • Patent number: 11738173
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Publication number: 20230201530
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2023
    Publication date: June 29, 2023
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Publication number: 20230191101
    Abstract: A port is adapted to be implanted to a body with its top exposed to the environment. The port has a housing defining a chamber that has an opening at the top of the housing. An aperture having a lumen attached thereto is formed at the lower portion of the chamber. For infusion, an insert that has an internal passageway that connects a fluid inlet at its top surface and a bore at its sidewall is sealingly mated to the chamber. The bore sealingly aligns with the aperture. After infusion, the insert is removed, and a blank insert is fitted to the chamber. A band of tissue ingrowth media encircles the housing to form an aseptic barrier where the outer wall of the housing and the tissue of the body encircling the housing meet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Publication date: June 22, 2023
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventor: David J. Goral
  • Publication number: 20230149666
    Abstract: A safety intravenous catheter that includes a passive release feature. The catheter assembly includes ready, safe, and released positions. In the release position, a retainer being in a proximal retainer position relative to a collar enables release of the catheter hub from the catheter insertion device. The sharp tip of the insertion needle remains inaccessible in the release position in order to prevent unwanted needle sticks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2023
    Publication date: May 18, 2023
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Gursel Akcay, Harsh D Chheda, David J Goral, Thomas T Koehler
  • Patent number: 11617856
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Patent number: 11590324
    Abstract: A safety intravenous catheter that includes a passive release feature. The catheter assembly includes ready, safe, and released positions. In the release position, a retainer being in a proximal retainer position relative to a collar enables release of the catheter hub from the catheter insertion device. The sharp tip of the insertion needle remains inaccessible in the release position in order to prevent unwanted needle sticks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc
    Inventors: Gursel Akcay, Harsh D Chheda, David J Goral, Thomas T Koehler
  • Patent number: 11565087
    Abstract: Catheter assemblies may include introducer needles having a notch or similar structure that allows flashback blood to enter the annular space between a catheter tube and an introducer needle of an IV catheter. The presence of flashback blood in this annular space can provide a clinician with an early, visible indication that a needle has entered a vein. The notch, however, may create a leak path for blood to escape outside of the catheter assembly, unless contained. Disclosed herein is a notch containment that prevents the notch from providing a leak path for blood to escape outside of the catheter during or after needle withdrawal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc
    Inventors: Jay T Breindel, David J Goral, Christopher Roehl
  • Publication number: 20220233816
    Abstract: A catheter hub of a safety needle assembly that includes a multiuse valve uses a proximal portion of the catheter as an actuator to open the partition membrane of the valve when the valve is subjected to an external biasing force. In another embodiment, the actuator is formed as an integral component of the catheter hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: James M Muskatello, David J Goral
  • Publication number: 20220175307
    Abstract: A medical dressing comprises at least one light source and at least one light sensor fixedly attached to a substrate and configured to measure a reddening of a portion of skin as an early indicator of phlebitis around the wound site. A method of phlebitis detection and monitoring comprises covering a wound site with a medical dressing comprising at least one light source and at least one light sensor such that the wound site is situated between the two, and whereby reddening of the skin is monitored by analyzing light reflected off the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: June 9, 2022
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, James M. Muskatello
  • Patent number: 11260204
    Abstract: A safety catheter insertion device configured to automatically retract a needle cannula following insertion of a catheter assembly and to inhibit release of the catheter assembly from the safety catheter insertion device until the needle cannula has been retracted for the purpose of inhibiting inadvertent needle sticks. The safety catheter insertion device including an advancement arm slidably coupled to a needle housing assembly and configured to shift between a first position in which a needle cannula traverses through a catheter hub coupling portion of the advancement arm to inhibit release of a catheter assembly, and a second position in which one or more tabs of the advancement arm interact with one or more retention arms of the needle housing assembly to enable a biasing mechanism to shift the needle assembly to a proximal position and enable release of the catheter assembly from the safety catheter insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Casey Johnson, Eric Jason Krause, David J. Goral, Jay T. Breindel, Tye Jensen, Marco Monti
  • Publication number: 20220047852
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a safety catheter assembly comprising a needle hub, a catheter hub, a tip protector housing. Various embodiments can comprise a push-off tab extending radially from the tip protector housing or a portion thereof, and/or structure can be added or removed to affect compliance between a catheter assembly and a catheter insertion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 17, 2022
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Michele E. Dalena, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, Jay T. Breindel, Christopher Roehl, Harsh D. Chheda, Walton A. Norfleet
  • Patent number: 11219747
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter assembly that includes a catheter tube and an introducer needle that is disposed, at least in part, within the catheter tube when the introducer needle is in a ready for use position. The introducer needle includes a lateral surface that defines a relief that is positioned under the distal end of the catheter tube when the introducer is in the ready for use position to provide a flow path into a flash indication space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Jay T Breindel, Harsh D Chheda, David J Goral, Thomas T Koehler, James Muskatello
  • Patent number: 11207495
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Patent number: 11202897
    Abstract: A self activating vent cap configured to be operably coupled to a needleless connector and automatically shifted relative to the needleless connector from the first, storage position to a second, activated position upon rotation of the vent cap relative to the needleless connector. The self activating vent cap including a threaded portion, an activation portion and a biasing mechanism, wherein shifting of the activation portion to the second, activated position is selectively precluded by the interference of at least one ridge of the threaded portion with a ledge of the activation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ADS, Inc.
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Michael Blackwell, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, Christopher Roehl
  • Patent number: 11185668
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for a safety catheter assembly comprising a needle hub, a catheter hub, a tip protector housing. Various embodiments can comprises a push-off tab extending radially from the tip protector housing or a portion thereof, and/or structure can be added or removed to affect compliance between a catheter assembly and a catheter insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC
    Inventors: Michele E Dalena, Kathryn Felicito, David J Goral, Jay T Breindel, Christopher Roehl, Harsh D Chheda, Walton A Norfleet
  • Publication number: 20210100985
    Abstract: A safety catheter insertion assembly configured to inhibit access to the distal tip of a needle cannula prior to release of a catheter insertion assembly from a catheter hub. The safety catheter insertion assembly including a catheter assembly having an elastomeric blood control valve and a catheter insertion device having a safety clip, the safety clip movable between an expanded configuration in which a portion of the safety clip applies a compressive force to a portion of the elastomeric blood control valve, and a collapsed configuration in which the compressive force is reduced and release of the safety clip from the elastomeric blood control valve is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Gursel Akcay, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, Thomas T. Koehler, Christopher Roehl
  • Publication number: 20200297969
    Abstract: A catheter hub assembly. The catheter hub assembly includes a catheter hub body, a septum and a septum retainer, the catheter hub body having a distal end, a proximal and an internal wall defining an internal fluid passageway therebetween, the internal wall defining a transitional step within the internal fluid passageway, the septum positioned within the internal fluid passageway such that a distal end of the septum abuts up against the transitional step, the septum retainer at least partially receivable within the internal fluid passageway and having an outer wall shaped and sized to interlock with the inner wall of the catheter hub body, the outer wall including one or more lateral ribs configured to inhibit rotation of the septum retainer relative to the catheter hub body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: James Edward Abitabilo, Gursel Akcay, Jay T. Breindel, Harsh D. Chheda, Kathryn Felicito, David J. Goral, James Muskatello, Christopher Roehl
  • Publication number: 20200282178
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud