Patents by Inventor Jeremy B. Cox

Jeremy B. Cox 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: 11511097
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system including, in some embodiments, a streamlined port and a port tunneler. The port includes a septum and a stabilizing element. The septum is disposed over a cavity in a body of the port, and the septum is configured to accept a needle therethrough. The stabilizing element is configured to stabilize the port in vivo and maintain needle access to the septum. The port tunneler includes an adapter and a release mechanism. The adapter is in a distal end portion of the port tunneler, and the adapter is configured to securely hold the port while subcutaneously tunneling the port from an incision site to an implantation site for the port. The release mechanism is configured to release the port from the adapter at the implantation site for the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, James D. Meler, II, Michael Randall, Chad Van Liere
  • Patent number: 11464960
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Brenda L. Fedor, Jason R. Stats, Michael A. Randall, Chad C. Van Liere, Jeremy B. Cox
  • Publication number: 20220280244
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for endovascular treatment of a blood vessel includes a control unit, an ultrasound device, an actuator, and a catheter having a treatment portion. The ultrasound device is communicatively coupled to the control unit. The ultrasound device includes an ultrasound probe having a subject contact surface. The actuator is coupled to the ultrasound probe and is operable to move the subject contact surface of the ultrasound prove relative to a treatment zone of a subject. The control unit is configured to determine a position of the treatment portion of the catheter as the catheter is advanced through the blood vessel, and move the subject contact surface of the ultrasound probe relative to the treatment zone of the subject with the actuator to follow the position of the catheter as the catheter is advanced through the blood vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: TVA Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Zheng, Alexander W. Tessmer, Jeremy B. Cox, Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Michael Randall, Thomas Diffley Pate
  • Patent number: 11413015
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanette E. Southard, Jeremy B. Cox, Paul D. Morgan, Shayne Messerly
  • Publication number: 20210402085
    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: September 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    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: 20210401456
    Abstract: A guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system includes an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors may be associated with the probe. The system may include a medical device, such as a needle, separate from the probe, the medical device having a magnetic field associated therewith. The system may include a processor that uses data relating to the magnetic field sensed by the one or more sensors to determine a position and/or orientation of the medical device. The system may also include a display that shows an image of the internal body portion target taken by the ultrasound imaging probe and a depiction of the medical device positioned and/or oriented with respect to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 11123099
    Abstract: A guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system includes an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors may be associated with the probe. The system may include a medical device, such as a needle, separate from the probe, the medical device having a magnetic field associated therewith. The system may include a processor that uses data relating to the magnetic field sensed by the one or more sensors to determine a position and/or orientation of the medical device. The system may also include a display that shows an image of the internal body portion target taken by the ultrasound imaging probe and a depiction of the medical device positioned and/or oriented with respect to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Publication number: 20210268251
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an implantable port and an implantable port-detecting device (“IPDD”). The implantable port includes a housing and a septum over a portion of the housing. At least one of the housing or the septum incorporates a contrast agent for locating the septum of the implantable port when the implantable port is implanted in a patient. The IPDD includes a light source, a light detector, and a display configured to display a presence of the implantable port. The light source is configured to emit light in a near-infrared (“NIR”) range of wavelengths as incident light for absorption by the contrast agent. The light detector is configured to detect light in the NIR range of wavelengths including luminescent light emitted by the contrast agent. The display is configured to display a presence of the implantable port when the luminescent light from the contrast agent is detected by the light detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 2, 2021
    Applicant: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej J. Chanduszko, Peng Zheng, Sima Jalaleddine, Joceline D. Cooks, Jeremy B. Cox
  • Patent number: 11103213
    Abstract: A probe cap for use with an ultrasound probe including a head portion and an acoustic surface is disclosed. In one embodiment, the probe cap includes a body that defines a cavity sized for releasably receiving the head portion of the probe therein. The probe cap body further defines a hole that is proximate the acoustic surface of the head portion. A compliant spacer component is disposed in the hole. The spacer component can include a hydrogel and provides an acoustic path between the acoustic surface and a tissue surface of a patient. The spacer component includes a skin contact surface that defines a concavity and is deformable against the tissue surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie K. Burnside, Eric W. Lindekugel, Jeremy B. Cox, Daniel B. Blanchard, Paul D. Morgan, Kevin W. Stinger
  • Publication number: 20210106310
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes an interventional medical device having a first tracking element that generates tip location data based on an EM locator field. An ultrasound probe has an ultrasound transducer mechanism and a second tracking element. The ultrasound transducer mechanism has an active ultrasound transducer array that generates two-dimensional ultrasound slice data at any of a plurality of discrete imaging locations within a three-dimensional imaging volume. The second tracking element generates probe location data based on the EM locator field. A processor circuit is configured to execute program instructions to generate an ultrasound image for display, and is configured to generate a positioning signal based on the tip location data and the probe location data to dynamically position the active ultrasound transducer array so that the two-dimensional ultrasound slice data includes the distal tip of the interventional medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Publication date: April 15, 2021
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Michael A. Randall, Peng Zheng, Dean M. Addison, Bryan A. Matthews
  • 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: 20210077802
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is typically connected to a catheter, a distal portion of which is disposed within a vein or other vessel of the patient. The access port described herein 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. The access port includes a body defining a reservoir, a needle-penetrable septum covering the top opening of the reservoir, a stem including a lumen in fluid communication with the reservoir, and a volume control device positioned in the reservoir. The volume control device includes a floor designed to move from a first position below the side opening to a second position adjacent the bottom surface, and a spring element positioned between the floor and the bottom surface, the spring element biasing the floor in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Inventor: Jeremy B. Cox
  • 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: 10905396
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging system includes an interventional medical device having a first tracking element that generates tip location data based on an EM locator field. An ultrasound probe has an ultrasound transducer mechanism and a second tracking element. The ultrasound transducer mechanism has an active ultrasound transducer array that generates two-dimensional ultrasound slice data at any of a plurality of discrete imaging locations within a three-dimensional imaging volume. The second tracking element generates probe location data based on the EM locator field. A processor circuit is configured to execute program instructions to generate an ultrasound image for display, and is configured to generate a positioning signal based on the tip location data and the probe location data to dynamically position the active ultrasound transducer array so that the two-dimensional ultrasound slice data includes the distal tip of the interventional medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Michael A. Randall, Peng Zheng, Dean M. Addison, Bryan A. Matthews
  • Patent number: 10857339
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is typically connected to a catheter, a distal portion of which is disposed within a vein or other vessel of the patient. The access port described herein 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. The access port includes a body defining a reservoir, a needle-penetrable septum covering the top opening of the reservoir, a stem including a lumen in fluid communication with the reservoir, and a volume control device positioned in the reservoir. The volume control device includes a floor designed to move from a first position below the side opening to a second position adjacent the bottom surface, and a spring element positioned between the floor and the bottom surface, the spring element biasing the floor in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Richardson, Jeremy B. Cox, Jason R. Stats
  • 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: 20200345999
    Abstract: A method for making a catheter. The method includes forming a catheter tube including an outer wall circumscribing at least one lumen and having a closed distal end, and creating a slit valve in a distal segment of the catheter tube proximal of the closed distal end. The slit valve includes a slit through the outer wall and a compliant segment designed to facilitate inward deflection of a portion of the outer wall along the slit when negative pressure is applied to the at least one lumen. The compliant segment is circumferentially spaced apart from the slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Daniel B. Blanchard, Mark A. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10820885
    Abstract: An ultrasound imaging device including the ability to determine when a component, such as a removable probe cap, is attached to a portion of an ultrasound probe. Such a cap is employed in one embodiment to act as a spacer component to provide a standoff for the probe head. Detection of probe cap attachment to the ultrasound probe enables the resultant ultrasound image to be adjusted automatically by the ultrasound imaging system. In one embodiment, an ultrasound imaging system comprises an ultrasound probe, a cap or other component that is attachable to the probe, and a component attachment detection system for detecting attachment of the component to the probe. Once the cap is detected, an aspect of an ultrasound image produced by the imaging system is modified, such as cropping the image to remove undesired portions of the cap, such as the spacer component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Cohen, Jeremy B. Cox, Jeanette E. Southard, Shayne Messerly, Jay A. Muse, Kevin W. Stinger
  • Publication number: 20200269031
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system including, in some embodiments, a streamlined port and a port tunneler. The port includes a septum and a stabilizing element. The septum is disposed over a cavity in a body of the port, and the septum is configured to accept a needle therethrough. The stabilizing element is configured to stabilize the port in vivo and maintain needle access to the septum. The port tunneler includes an adapter and a release mechanism. The adapter is in a distal end portion of the port tunneler, and the adapter is configured to securely hold the port while subcutaneously tunneling the port from an incision site to an implantation site for the port. The release mechanism is configured to release the port from the adapter at the implantation site for the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, James D. Meler, II, Michael Randall, Chad Van Liere
  • Publication number: 20200245973
    Abstract: A method of generating a 3D ultrasound image includes acquiring a 3D volumetric data set corresponding to a 3D imaging volume of an ultrasound probe in a 3D detection volume; acquiring a position of the ultrasound probe with respect to the 3D detection volume; acquiring a position of an interventional medical device with respect to the 3D detection volume; determining a position of the interventional medical device relative to the 3D imaging volume of the ultrasound probe; determining an interventional medical device-aligned plane that intersects with a longitudinal axis of the interventional medical device; extracting a texture slice from the 3D imaging volume for a corresponding interventional medical device-aligned plane positional and rotational orientation; mapping the texture slice onto the interventional medical device-aligned plane; and rendering the interventional medical device-aligned plane as a 3D ultrasound image and displaying the rendered 3D ultrasound image on a display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Michael A. Randall, Peng Zheng, Samuel J. Radochonski, Dean M. Addison, Bryan A. Matthews, Jeffery L. Addison