Patents by Inventor Jim C. Beasley

Jim C. Beasley 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: 20190366046
    Abstract: For treating a treatment area in the vasculature, this disclosure relates to a first, pre-dilation catheter having a first shaft including a first distal portion adapted for positioning at the treatment area and a first proximal portion including a first marking at a first location. A second, dilation catheter includes a second shaft including a second distal portion adapted for positioning at the treatment area and a second proximal portion including a second marking at a second location substantially matching a first location of the first marking. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: Stephanie KLOCKE, Jim C. BEASLEY, Scott RANDALL
  • Publication number: 20190351186
    Abstract: An apparatus is for use in connection with an implement for being inserted into a vascular space. The apparatus includes a body having a passage adapted for receiving the implement. A counter is provided for counting the amount the implement moves through the passage of the body. A kit may include a first counter adapted for use with a first device having a first diameter for being inserted into the vasculature, and a second counter adapted for use with a second device having a second diameter for being inserted into the vasculature. Related methods are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Stephanie KLOCKE, Jim C. BEASLEY, Justin HALL, Scott RANDALL
  • Patent number: 10413703
    Abstract: For treating a treatment area in the vasculature, this disclosure relates to a first, pre-dilatation catheter having a first shaft including a first distal portion adapted for positioning at the treatment area and a first proximal portion including a first marking at a first location. A second, dilatation catheter includes a second shaft including a second distal portion adapted for positioning at the treatment area and a second proximal portion including a second marking at a second location substantially matching a first location of the first marking. Related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CLEARSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephanie Klocke, Jim C. Beasley, Scott Randall
  • Patent number: 10384035
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for insertion in a vessel includes a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon attached to the catheter shaft. Markings along a longitudinal axis of the catheter are provided in an interior of the balloon, such as for measuring a distance within the vessel. A first distance separating a first marking from a second adjacent marking may be different from a second distance separating the second marking from the third adjacent marking. The markings may also be used for ensuring the proper positioning of the balloon and, in particular, the working surface thereof, relative to a treatment area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CLEARSTREAM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Jim C. Beasley, Stephanie Klocke, Abtihal Raji-Kubba, Rob Righi
  • Publication number: 20190240454
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for insertion in a vessel includes a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon attached to the catheter shaft. Markings along a longitudinal axis of the catheter are provided in an interior of the balloon, such as for measuring a distance within the vessel. A first distance separating a first marking from a second adjacent marking may be different from a second distance separating the second marking from the third adjacent marking. The markings may also be used for ensuring the proper position of the balloon and, in particular, the working surface thereof, relative to the treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jim C. BEASLEY, Stephanie KLOCKE, Abtihal RAJI-KUBBA, Rob RIGHI
  • Publication number: 20190151641
    Abstract: A method of treating a patient using a power-injectable access port, including implanting the power-injectable access port in the patient, imaging the power-injectable access port following implanting, and power injecting a fluid into the patient through the power-injectable access port. The power-injectable access port includes a septum covering a reservoir, the septum including a radiopaque material forming at least one letter, the at least one letter indicating that the power-injectable access port is suitable for power injection. The power-injectable access port is designed to accommodate a pressure developed within the reservoir of at least 35 psi, and a fluid flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second. Imaging the power-injectable access port produces an image, and the method includes identifying the at least one letter on the image to confirm that the power-injectable access port is suitable for power injecting a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy T. Rome
  • Publication number: 20190111243
    Abstract: A method of using a power-injectable port includes obtaining the power-injectable access port, attaching a catheter to an outlet stem of the power-injectable access port, and implanting the power-injectable access port and the catheter into a patient. The method further includes identifying the power-injectable access port following the implanting, inserting a distal end of a needle through the septum and into the reservoir, and injecting contrast media through the needle at a rate of at least one milliliter per second. The power-injectable access port includes a housing, a septum, a reservoir, and an outlet stem in fluid communication with the reservoir. The power-injectable access port is rated for injection of contrast media at a flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second. The power-injectable access port is structured for operation at a pressure in the reservoir of at least 35 psi.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy T. Rome
  • Publication number: 20190038871
    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. A resource information key is included at a predetermined key location on or proximate to the medical device, the resource information key indicating the source of the resource information. The resource information key may be positioned on an insertable medical device for establishing intravascular access to a patient, such as a peripherally inserted central catheter (“PICC”) having an internal portion configured for intravascular insertion into the patient, and an external portion. The external portion of the PICC may include the resource information key positioned at a predetermined key location. The resource information key may provide a website where a user can acquire the resource information relating to the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventor: Jim C. Beasley
  • Patent number: 10183157
    Abstract: A method of power injecting a contrast medium into a patient, including obtaining a power-injectable access port suitable for power injection. The power injectable access port includes a housing defining a reservoir, and a septum. The septum may include a self-sealing material, and a radiopaque material. The radiopaque material may form a selected pattern when an x-ray is taken through the septum for identifying the power-injectable access port as being suitable for power injection. The power-injectable access port may be structured for accommodating a pressure developed within the reservoir of at least 35 psi, and may be designed to accommodate a fluid flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second. After implanting the power-injectable access port in the patient, the method may include imaging the power-injectable access port and confirming via the selected pattern in the septum that the power-injectable access port is suitable for injecting the contrast medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy T. Rome
  • Publication number: 20180311488
    Abstract: A method of power injecting a contrast medium into a patient, including obtaining a power-injectable access port suitable for power injection. The power injectable access port includes a housing defining a reservoir, and a septum. The septum may include a self-sealing material, and a radiopaque material. The radiopaque material may form a selected pattern when an x-ray is taken through the septum for identifying the power-injectable access port as being suitable for power injection. The power-injectable access port may be structured for accommodating a pressure developed within the reservoir of at least 35 psi, and may be designed to accommodate a fluid flow rate of at least 1 milliliter per second. After implanting the power-injectable access port in the patient, the method may include imaging the power-injectable access port and confirming via the selected pattern in the septum that the power-injectable access port is suitable for injecting the contrast medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy T. Rome
  • Patent number: 10092725
    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 configured for intravascular insertion into the patient, and a portion external to the patient. The exterior portion of the PICC includes a resource information key that is positioned at a predetermined key location. The resource information key indicates a website where a user can acquire the resource information relating to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim C. Beasley
  • Publication number: 20180256792
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 10052470
    Abstract: An assembly for identifying a power injectable vascular access port, including a vascular access port and an identification feature. The port is structured for power injection and includes a housing and a septum together defining a reservoir. A radiographic feature incorporated into the port is perceivable via x-ray following subcutaneous implantation, the radiographic feature identifying the port as suitable for flowing fluid at a fluid flow rate of at least 1 mL/sec therethrough. A structural feature of the port is perceivable via palpation following subcutaneous implantation, the structural feature identifying the port as suitable for accommodating a pressure within the reservoir of at least 35 psi. The identification feature is separated from the port and confirms that the port is both suitable for flowing fluid at a rate of at least 1 mL/sec therethrough and suitable for accommodating a pressure within the reservoir of at least 35 psi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley, Guy Rome
  • Patent number: 10046139
    Abstract: A catheter includes a proximal portion designed for residing externally of a patient vasculature and a distal portion having a distal tip designed for placement in a desired position within the patient vasculature. A storage component is embedded in a portion of the catheter, the storage component including a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip. The RFID chip includes non-volatile memory that is programmable by a RFID encoder. The storage component includes data related to the placement of the distal tip of the catheter in the desired position within the patient vasculature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly B. Powers, Jim C. Beasley
  • Patent number: 9913935
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20170232232
    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 configured for intravascular insertion into the patient, and a portion external to the patient. The exterior portion of the PICC includes a resource information key that is positioned at a predetermined key location. The resource information key indicates a website where a user can acquire the resource information relating to the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventor: Jim C. Beasley
  • Publication number: 20170173302
    Abstract: A balloon catheter for insertion in a vessel includes a catheter shaft and an inflatable balloon attached to the catheter shaft. Markings along a longitudinal axis of the catheter are provided in an interior of the balloon, such as for measuring a distance within the vessel. A first distance separating a first marking from a second adjacent marking may be different from a second distance separating the second marking from the third adjacent marking. The markings may also be used for ensuring the proper positioning of the balloon and, in particular, the working surface thereof, relative to a treatment area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Jim C. BEASLEY, Stephanie KLOCKE, Abtihal RAJI-KUBBA, Rob RIGHI
  • Patent number: 9642986
    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 configured for intravascular insertion into the patient, and a portion external to the patient. The exterior portion of the PICC includes a resource information key that is positioned at a predetermined key location. The resource information key indicates a website where a user can acquire the resource information relating to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Jim C. Beasley
  • Publication number: 20170021139
    Abstract: A catheter structure, such as a balloon catheter (30), guidewire, or the like, with markings (32) perceptible outside of the vasculature is for use in determining at a location external to the body the position of the catheter structure relative to a treatment area. Related kits are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Nicholas Loren BAJEMA, Jim C. BEASLEY, Kevin BOYLE, Alexander William TESSMER, Mark Nicholas WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20160206791
    Abstract: A catheter connector assembly which may be included with a corporeal drainage system, and a method of draining fluid from a bodily cavity. The catheter connector assembly may include a catheter connector and a drainage line connector. The catheter connector may include a connector body with a coupling feature, a deformable sealing element, and a retaining member. The drainage line connector may include a drainage line body first and second hinge clips, and an actuator. The actuator is designed to deform the deformable sealing element when the drainage line connector is coupled to the catheter connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Mark A. Christensen, Steven M. Smith, Jim C. Beasley, Kelly B. Powers