Patents by Inventor Jason R. Stats

Jason R. Stats 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: 10493262
    Abstract: A fluid control component configured for controlling fluid flow through the hub of a catheter assembly during and after placement into the patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fluid control component comprises a body disposed within a cavity of the hub, the body being movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the body does not pierce a valve disposed in the hub when in the first position and wherein the body pierces the valve when in the second position. The body includes a conduit to enable fluid flow through an internal portion of the body when the body is in the second position, and a plurality of longitudinally extending ribs disposed on an exterior surface of the body. The ribs provide at least one fluid flow channel between the valve and an external portion of the body when the body is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy N. Tran, Mark A. Christensen, Chad A. Hadley, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20190351136
    Abstract: An insertion device to assist in accessing an access port that has been subcutaneously implanted in the body of a patient is disclosed. The implanted access port is accessed by a needle of a needle assembly, such as a needle-based infusion set. The insertion device may include a body having a stabilizing portion and a guide portion. The stabilizing portion stabilizes a position of the implanted access port when the body is placed on the skin of the patient atop the implanted access port. The guide portion is designed to guide a needle of the needle assembly along a predetermined path such that the needle transcutaneously pierces a septum of the implanted access port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jeremy B. Cox, Laurie M. Whetstone, Manikantan Shanmugham, Matthew W. Bown, Jason R. Stats, Kenneth W. Sykes
  • Patent number: 10463845
    Abstract: A low-profile access port for subcutaneous implantation within the body of a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a receiving cup that provides a relatively large subcutaneous target to enable a catheter-bearing needle to access the port without difficulty. In addition, the access port includes a valve/seal assembly to permit pressurized fluid injection through the port while preventing backflow. In one embodiment, therefore, a low-profile access port comprises a body including a conduit with an inlet port at a proximal end thereof, and a receiving cup. The receiving cup is concavely shaped to direct a catheter-bearing needle into the conduit via the inlet port. The receiving cup is oriented substantially toward a skin surface when subcutaneously implanted within the patient to ease needle impingement thereon. A valve/seal assembly disposed in the conduit enables passage of the catheter therethrough while preventing fluid backflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason R. Stats, Bret Hamatake, Dwight T. Hibdon, Kelly J. Christian
  • Publication number: 20190320982
    Abstract: A connector interface configured to enable component interconnection with a location sensor of a catheter placement system is disclosed. The catheter placement system is configured to assist a clinician in positioning a catheter in a desired location within a body of a patient. In one embodiment, the location sensor assembly comprises a location sensor body for temporary placement on a portion of the patient body, and a connector interface. The connector interface is configured to removably attach to the location sensor and provide a plurality of electrically conductive pathways between the location sensor and additional components of the catheter placement system to enable the additional components to operably connect with the location sensor. The connector interface further includes a first connector configured to operably connect with a second connector of one of the additional components of the catheter placement system through a drape interposed between the first and second connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony K. Misener, Zachary S. Davis, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: 10426931
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a body of a patient is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, John W. Hall, Jason R. Stats, Mark A. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10420884
    Abstract: An insertion device to assist in accessing an access port that has been subcutaneously implanted in the body of a patient is disclosed. The implanted access port is accessed by a needle of a needle assembly, such as a needle-based infusion set. In one embodiment, the insertion device comprises a body that includes a stabilizing portion and a guide portion. The stabilizing portion stabilizes a position of the implanted access port when the body is placed on the skin of the patient atop the implanted access port. The guide portion guides a needle of the needle assembly along a predetermined path such that the needle transcutaneously pierces a septum of the implanted access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jeremy B. Cox, Laurie M. Whetstone, Manikantan Shanmugham, Matthew W. Bown, Jason R. Stats, Kenneth W. Sykes
  • Publication number: 20190275303
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to guidewire advancement and blood flashback systems. In particular, the insertion tool includes a frangible guidewire lever configured to break and prevent further movement of the guidewire if the guidewire becomes caught. Such a feature can prevent breakage of a distal portion of the guidewire which otherwise could undesirably lead to an embolism. The insertion tool can further include a blood flash indicator that has a simplified coupling with the needle. The insertion tool can further include a guidewire advancement assembly configured to allow the clinician to hold the insertion tool proximate a distal end and operate the guidewire advancement with one hand while providing increased control over the insertion tool. The insertion tool can further include a safety clip coupled with the catheter hub and configured to close about the needle tip when the catheter is detached from the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Huy N. Tran, Daniel B. Blanchard, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20190232035
    Abstract: A low-profile access port for subcutaneous implantation within a patient. The access port can include a set of receiving cups which can be placed in fluid communication with a catheter. The set of receiving cups can provide a greater skin surface with which to access the port to avoid repeated penetrations at a single locus, such as during consecutive dialysis treatments. The access port can alternatively include needle penetrable arms or elongate chambers that also have a slim, low profile. The access port can include a needle guide to direct subsequent needle access to different insertion points to permit healing at the previous insertion points. The access port can be formed of a modular construction with a first conduit, a second conduit, and an outer shell. The outer shell can include a proximal portion and a distal portion. The access port can include a stem assembly and a locking member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Brenda L. Fedor, Jason R. Stats, Michael A. Randall, Chad C. Van Liere, Jeremy B. Cox
  • Publication number: 20190237902
    Abstract: A connection system includes a first connector and a second connector configured for establishing one or more electrical connections through a drape. The first connector can include an alignment protrusion and a first piercing element having one or more electrical contacts configured to pierce the drape. The second connector can include an alignment notch, a channel, and a first receptacle configured to receive the first piercing element when inserted therein. The alignment notch can be configured to accept the alignment protrusion when the first connector is aligned with the second connector then disposed over the second connector. The channel can be configured to allow the alignment protrusion to slide along a length of the second connector. The first receptacle can have one or more electrical contacts configured to form at least a first electrical connection of the one or more electrical connections with the first connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Chase Thompson, Jerry Zhao, Bradley W. Zentgraf, Jason R. Stats, Anthony K. Misener
  • Patent number: 10349890
    Abstract: A connector interface configured to enable component interconnection with a location sensor of a catheter placement system is disclosed. The catheter placement system is configured to assist a clinician in positioning a catheter in a desired location within a body of a patient. In one embodiment, the location sensor assembly comprises a location sensor body for temporary placement on a portion of the patient body, and a connector interface. The connector interface is configured to removably attach to the location sensor and provide a plurality of electrically conductive pathways between the location sensor and additional components of the catheter placement system to enable the additional components to operably connect with the location sensor. The connector interface further includes a first connector configured to operably connect with a second connector of one of the additional components of the catheter placement system through a drape interposed between the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony K. Misener, Zachary S. Davis, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20190083771
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation into a body of a patient is disclosed. The port is typically subcutaneously connected to a catheter, a distal portion of which is disposed within a vein or other vessel of the patient. The port is configured with enhanced fluid handling features to improve fluid flow therethrough while reducing the likelihood of clotting or occlusions in the attached catheter, thus improving system patency. In one embodiment, for instance, an implantable access port is disclosed and comprises a body defining a reservoir, a needle-penetrable septum covering an opening to the reservoir, a stem defining an outlet to the reservoir, and a deformable element included in the reservoir. The deformable element is operably connected to a main portion of the septum and deforms in response to displacement of the septum to counteract a change in volume within the reservoir and prevent blood ingress into the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Elizabeth Richardson, Jeremy B. Cox, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20190022309
    Abstract: A needle assembly to prevent fluid/vapor escape so as to reduce or prevent fluid exposure to a clinician during use of the needle assembly. The needle assembly may include a handle portion with a needle extending therefrom, and a base portion releasably coupled to the handle portion. The base portion may include a safety assembly to shield a distal tip of the needle and prevent user contact therewith. The base portion may further include a self-sealing pad covering a bottom external surface thereof. The self-sealing pad may include an upper surface designed to mate with the base portion and a raised portion compressively positioned in the opening of the bottom external surface. The needle assembly may further include a fluid isolation component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Pearce, Bradley J. VanderStek, Jason R. Stats, William R. Barron
  • Publication number: 20180229004
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180229003
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Patent number: 9950139
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180078751
    Abstract: A low-profile access port for subcutaneous implantation within a patient is disclosed. The access port includes a receiving cup that provides a relatively large subcutaneous target to enable catheter-bearing needle access to the port without difficulty. In one embodiment, a low-profile access port comprises a body including a conduit with an inlet port at a proximal end, and a receiving cup. The receiving cup is funnel shaped to direct a catheter-bearing needle into the conduit via the inlet port. The conduit is defined by the body and extends from the inlet port to an outlet defined by a stem. A bend in the conduit enables catheter advancement past the bend while preventing needle advancement. A valve/seal assembly is also disposed in the conduit and enables passage of the catheter therethrough while preventing fluid backflow. The body includes radiopaque indicia configured to enable identification of the access port via x-ray imaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: March 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brenda L. Fedor, Jason R. Stats, Ian N. Thomas, Manikantan Shanmugham, David M. Cise
  • Publication number: 20180071509
    Abstract: A fluid control component configured for controlling fluid flow through the hub of a catheter assembly during and after placement into the patient is disclosed. In one embodiment, the fluid control component comprises a body disposed within a cavity of the hub, the body being movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the body does not pierce a valve disposed in the hub when in the first position and wherein the body pierces the valve when in the second position. The body includes a conduit to enable fluid flow through an internal portion of the body when the body is in the second position, and a plurality of longitudinally extending ribs disposed on an exterior surface of the body. The ribs provide at least one fluid flow channel between the valve and an external portion of the body when the body is in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Huy N. Tran, Mark A. Christensen, Chad A. Hadley, Jason R. Stats
  • Publication number: 20180028780
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Patent number: D816228
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: John G. Evans, Jason R. Stats
  • Patent number: D870264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda L. Fedor, Jason R. Stats