Patents by Inventor Jay A. Muse

Jay A. Muse 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: 20190290838
    Abstract: A patency device for catheter assemblies and other elongate tubular devices used for establishing access to an interior body portion of a patient is disclosed. The patency device establishes and preserves patency of one or more lumens defined by the catheter assembly by providing impulses of positive pressure to fluid disposed in the lumen of the catheter assembly. In one embodiment, the patency device comprises a fluid reservoir configured to provide a fluid path to at least one lumen of the catheter assembly, and a pressure input portion. The pressure input portion is configured to provide pressure for one or more impulses of positive pressure to a fluid disposed within the lumen. The impulses are configured to dislodge occlusions that may have formed in the lumen. A negative pressure can then be provided to the lumen to aspirate the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Jay A. Muse, Bret Hamatake, Garrick T. Smith
  • Patent number: 10322230
    Abstract: A patency device for catheter assemblies and other elongate tubular devices used for establishing access to an interior body portion of a patient is disclosed. The patency device establishes and preserves patency of one or more lumens defined by the catheter assembly by providing impulses of positive pressure to fluid disposed in the lumen of the catheter assembly. In one embodiment, the patency device comprises a fluid reservoir configured to provide a fluid path to at least one lumen of the catheter assembly, and a pressure input portion. The pressure input portion is configured to provide pressure for one or more impulses of positive pressure to a fluid disposed within the lumen. The impulses are configured to dislodge occlusions that may have formed in the lumen. A negative pressure can then be provided to the lumen to aspirate the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Jay A. Muse, Bret Hamatake, Garrick T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20180339131
    Abstract: A system can include a handle and a needle fixedly secured to the handle. The needle can include a distal tip that can be inserted through a sidewall of a vessel of a patient. The system can further include a catheter that defines a lumen through which the needle extends and includes an engagement surface at an interior thereof. A cannular stiffener can be positioned within the lumen of the catheter at an exterior of the needle and can include an engagement surface that can press distally on the engagement surface of the catheter to advance the catheter distally over the needle and through a lumen of the vessel when the stiffener is advanced distally over the needle. The system can further include a stiffener hub attached to the stiffener, the stiffener hub being movably coupled with the handle so as to translate relative thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Applicant: Piper Access, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Muse, Kevin Jerry Cook
  • Publication number: 20180256870
    Abstract: An intraosseous access system can include a hub coupled to a cannula that can be introduced into a bone of a patient. The system further includes a securement device that can couple with the hub when transitioned from an open orientation to a closed orientation. The securement device includes a first segment and a second segment that are spaced apart from each other when the securement device is in the open orientation and are approximated and secured to each other when the securement device is in the closed orientation. The first segment includes a first receptacle that receives a portion of the hub therein and contacts the hub to restrain movement of the hub relative to the securement device when the securement device is coupled with the hub in the closed orientation. The first segment also includes a first arm coupled to the first receptacle, the first arm biasing the first receptacle toward the hub when the securement device is coupled with the hub in the closed orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Piper Access, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Muse, Ryan S. VanDyke
  • Publication number: 20180256209
    Abstract: A system for intraosseous access can include an elongated instrument that is positioned within a cannula portion of a cannula assembly. The system can include a shield that is coupled with both the elongated instrument and the cannula assembly when in an unlocked state. The shield can permit proximal movement of the elongated instrument relative thereto when in the unlocked state. The shield can automatically transition to a locked state to attach to a distal end of the elongated instrument to restrict access to a distal tip of the elongated instrument.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: Piper Access, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Muse, Ryan S. VanDyke
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180125465
    Abstract: An intraosseous access system can include a needle that defines a lumen and a longitudinal axis about which the needle can be rotated during an insertion event. The needle can include a proximal end that remains at an exterior of a patient during use, a distal end that can be inserted through the skin of the patient into contact with a bone of the patient, and a distal tip at a distalmost point of the distal end of the needle that is positioned at the longitudinal axis of the needle. The system can further include an obturator sized to be received within the lumen of the needle that can inhibit material from entering the needle as the system is inserted into the bone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Piper Access, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Muse, Ryan Carter Patterson
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170354777
    Abstract: A patency device for catheter assemblies and other elongate tubular devices used for establishing access to an interior body portion of a patient is disclosed. The patency device establishes and preserves patency of one or more lumens defined by the catheter assembly by providing impulses of positive pressure to fluid disposed in the lumen of the catheter assembly. In one embodiment, the patency device comprises a fluid reservoir configured to provide a fluid path to at least one lumen of the catheter assembly, and a pressure input portion. The pressure input portion is configured to provide pressure for one or more impulses of positive pressure to a fluid disposed within the lumen. The impulses are configured to dislodge occlusions that may have formed in the lumen. A negative pressure can then be provided to the lumen to aspirate the occlusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Gidon Ofek, Jay A. Muse, Bret Hamatake, Garrick T. Smith
  • Publication number: 20170143322
    Abstract: Tissue engagement devices can include a sheath, a first arm, a second arm and an actuation cannula. At least a proximal portion of each arm is within the sheath. The actuation cannula is also within the sheath, and can move within the sheath between a retracted position and an extended position. The actuation cannula moves at least a portion of each of the first and second arms into a region between an exterior surface of the actuation cannula and an interior surface of the sheath as the actuation cannula moves to the extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Talon Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Jay Muse, Kevin Jerry Cook
  • Patent number: 9592374
    Abstract: A vascular access device having a fluid chamber in which UV-C radiation is emitted to irradiate pathogens contained in an infusate flowing though the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Jay Muse
  • Publication number: 20160331938
    Abstract: An insertion device for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion device combines needle insertion, guidewire advancement, catheter insertion, and needle shielding in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion device comprises a housing including a hollow needle distally extending from the housing. At least a portion of the catheter is pre-disposed over the needle such that the catheter is disposed substantially external to the housing. A guidewire is included, as well as an advancement assembly that is configured to selectively advance the distal end of the guidewire out a distal opening of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. The advancement assembly is further configured to enable distal catheter advancement before shielding the needle after use. The insertion device is configured to be grasped and used by a single hand of a user during advancement of the guidewire and the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Huy Ngoc Tran, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Amir Orome, Jordan P. Diamond, Eric W. Lindekugel, Mark A. Christensen, Jay A. Muse
  • Publication number: 20160256667
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. 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 the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly with a first finger pad is included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. A catheter advancement assembly with a second finger pad is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. The finger pads are positioned such that a user can begin to advance the second finger pad after advancing the first finger pad without substantially re-positioning the thumb or finger of the user so as to successively advance the guidewire and catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rex A. Ribelin, Daniel B. Blanchard, Thomas S. Russell, Matthew C. Rich, Jay A. Muse
  • Publication number: 20160067106
    Abstract: A dressing for use in protectively covering and isolating a medical device placed on and/or through the skin surface of a patient is disclosed. Examples of such devices include infusion needles for accessing subcutaneously implanted access ports, catheters of various types and purposes, insulin infusion needles, etc. In one embodiment, a dressing for covering a medical device on a skin surface of a patient is disclosed and comprises a dressing portion that is configured to rest against a skin surface of a patient, with the dressing portion defining a hole, and a polymeric cover film that is at least indirectly attached to the dressing portion. The cover film includes a pliable domed portion aligned with the hole of the dressing portion. The pliable domed portion defines a cavity that is configured to receive therein the medical device when the dressing is placed on the skin of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Glade H. Howell, Kelly J. Christian, Matthew W. Bown, Anthony S. Elangovan, Jay A. Muse
  • Patent number: 9265912
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Draper, Jay A. Muse, Ryan C. Patterson, Russell L. Bjorklund
  • Publication number: 20150231364
    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: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    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: 20150182168
    Abstract: A closed-ended catheter assembly that includes an electrically conductive pathway is disclosed. The conductive pathway enables electrical ECG signals from a patient's heart to pass through the closed-ended tip of the indwelling catheter while still preventing unintended fluid flow. In one embodiment, a catheter assembly is disclosed and comprises an elongate catheter tube including a closed distal end. The catheter tube defines a lumen and includes a valve defined in the catheter tube to selectively enable fluids to pass therethrough. The catheter tube includes a conductive element that provides an electrically conductive pathway between the lumen and an exterior portion of the catheter. The conductive element includes an electrically conductive sleeve disposed within the lumen and is positioned proximate a hole defined in a catheter tube wall. The hole enables fluids in a vessel of the patient body in which the catheter tube is disposed to contact the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew A. Draper, Jay A. Muse, Gidon Ofek, Jason J. Vogel, Bret Hamatake, Kenneth W. Sykes, James P. Allen
  • Patent number: D733289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Jay A. Muse