Patents by Inventor Joseph Spataro

Joseph Spataro 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: 20200330722
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering an instrument through an intravenous catheter may include a housing, a rotary element disposed within the housing, and an instrument. In some embodiments, the rotary element may include a groove, which may extend around at least a portion of the circumference of the rotary element. In some embodiments, the instrument may be disposed within the groove and/or between the rotary element and the housing. In some embodiments, in response to rotation of the rotary element with respect to the housing, the instrument may be advanced distally through an port of the housing. In some embodiments, the instrument may include a guidewire, a probe, tubing, or a light tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Spataro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Publication number: 20200261711
    Abstract: An extension set may include a clamp, which may include a housing and an actuator. The actuator may be movable between a raised position and a depressed position with respect to the housing. The actuator may include a bump profile. The extension set may include an extension tube, which may be disposed within the housing. The extension tube may include a loop. In response to movement of the actuator between the raised position and the depressed position with respect to the housing, the bump profile may progressively clamp the extension tube along the loop. The loop may facilitate an increased fluid volume flowing distally towards a catheter in response to actuating the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20200230369
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter adapter, which may include a distal end and a proximal end. The catheter system may include a catheter, which may include a distal end, a proximal end, a catheter lumen extending through the distal end of the catheter and the proximal end of the catheter, and an inner surface forming the catheter lumen. The catheter may extend distally from the distal end of the catheter adapter. The distal end of the catheter may include one or more holes. The distal end of the catheter may include one or more channels. The holes and/or the channels may facilitate visualization of blood flashback indicating the catheter is disposed within a vein of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, S. Ray Isaacson, Weston F. Harding, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Mohankumar Natesan, Kiat Jin Cheng, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20200230320
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) device, may include a needle; a catheter coaxially formed around the needle; a fluidic path fluidically coupled to a hollow formed through the needle and catheter; and a printed circuit board (PCB), including: a network interface device; a plurality of sensors operatively coupled to the fluidic path to measure a biological characteristic related to a plurality of patient vitals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Joseph Spataro, Yiping Ma, Huy Tran, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230315
    Abstract: A patency checking system, may include a fluid path to be coupled to an intravenous (IV) device at a distal end of the fluid path; a patency port formed along a length of the fluid path; and a plunger fluidically coupled to the fluid path at the patency port to selectively draw blood into the fluid path to confirm patency of the fluid path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230366
    Abstract: An intravenous therapy system may include a housing to house an actuation hub, the actuation hub comprising; a needle hub operatively coupled to a needle to insert the needle into a patient's body; and a catheter hub operatively coupled to a catheter to insert the catheter into a patient's body, the catheter being formed coaxially with an outer surface of the needle; and an inflatable bladder formed along a length of the catheter to maintain the catheter in the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Spataro, Kathryn Willybiro, Huy Tran, Yiping Ma, Bart D. Peterson, Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Publication number: 20200229746
    Abstract: A blood sample collection system, may include a housing, the housing including a blood collection port; and a baffle chamber; a needle formed through the housing and into the blood collection port; and a baffle formed within the baffle chamber to counteract a vacuum within a blood collection tube when pierced by the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230391
    Abstract: An intravenous therapy system, may include a processor; a data storage device; and a handheld ultrasound probe to detect structures within a patient's body, the handheld ultrasound probe including a video display device physically and operatively coupled to the handheld to display the structures within the patient's body and a magnetic field detector to detect the presence of a vascular access device (VAD) and provide closed-loop feedback to guide the VAD into a blood vessel within the patient's body detected by the ultrasound probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Bart D. Peterson, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20200234812
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) therapy selection system, may include a processor; a memory device to maintain an electronic medical record database comprising a plurality of medical records related to a plurality of patients; a clinician training module to provide training services and credentials to a plurality of clinicians; an IV therapy recommendation module to provide, via a display device, an IV device recommendation based on data descriptive of a first patient and a first clinician; and a placement location recommendation module to provide, via the display device, a recommendation on where to introduce the IV device into the first patient's body based on data descriptive of the first patient and the first clinician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn Willybiro, Huy Tran, Jacob Watts, Brian Douglas Roper, Yiping Ma, Bart D. Peterson, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20200170559
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering an instrument into a catheter assembly may include a syringe having a barrel and a plunger movable within the barrel. In response to depression of the plunger within the barrel, an instrument may be advanced distally. The instrument may include a catheter, a probe, a light tube for disinfection, or another suitable instrument. In response to depression of the plunger within the barrel, a distal end of the instrument may move through a catheter assembly coupled to the delivery device and into vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Derek Jewell, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20200078579
    Abstract: A catheter adapter may include a distal end, a proximal end, a lumen extending between the distal end and the proximal end, and a side port. A central axis of a fluid path extending through the side port may be disposed at an angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the catheter adapter. The angle may be less than 45°. Additionally or alternatively to the angle being less than 45°, the catheter adapter may include a wedge and/or an insert configured to facilitate instrument delivery to the catheter assembly via the side port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Weston Harding, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Curtis H. Blanchard, John Cendagorta, Austin Jason McKinnon, Joseph Spataro, Cristian Clavijo
  • Publication number: 20200016374
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering an instrument into a catheter assembly may include a housing having a proximal end, a distal end, and a slot. The delivery device may include a guide feature, which may be disposed within the housing. The guide feature may extend through the slot. The delivery device may include an instrument disposed within the housing and extending through the guide feature. In response to movement of the guide feature along the slot in the distal direction a first distance, a first end of the instrument may be advanced in the distal direction a second distance, which may be greater than the first distance. A second end of the instrument may be stationary with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20190321595
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering an instrument through an intravenous catheter may include a housing, a rotary element disposed within the housing, and an instrument. In some embodiments, the rotary element may include a groove, which may extend around at least a portion of the circumference of the rotary element. In some embodiments, the instrument may be disposed within the groove and/or between the rotary element and the housing. In some embodiments, in response to rotation of the rotary element with respect to the housing, the instrument may be advanced distally through an outlet of the housing. In some embodiments, the instrument may include a guidewire, a probe, blood draw tubing, or a light tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph Spataro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, S. Ray Isaacson
  • Publication number: 20190321599
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a catheter system may include a catheter adapter having a distal end, a proximal end, and a lumen extending there between. In some embodiments, the catheter system may also include a catheter extending distally from the distal end of the catheter adapter, an extension tube, and a connector coupled to a proximal end of the extension tube. In some embodiments, a distal end of the extension tube may be coupled to the proximal end of the catheter adapter. In some embodiments, the connector, the extension tube, the lumen, and the catheter may form a straight pathway for delivery of an instrument to the catheter system. In some embodiments, an extension set for a catheter assembly may include the extension tube, the connector coupled to the proximal end of the extension tube, and another connector coupled to the distal end of the extension tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bryan F. Bihlmaier, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20190321590
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering an catheter into an intravenous catheter assembly may include a housing having a distal end, a proximal end, and a slot. The delivery device may include a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end. The delivery device may include a catheter hub disposed within the housing. The catheter may be secured to the catheter hub. A portion of the catheter hub may extend through the slot and may be moveable along the slot to advance the catheter in a distal direction. The distal end of the catheter may be disposed distal to the distal end of the housing when the catheter is advanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20190209812
    Abstract: An intravenous catheter system may include a catheter adapter, which may be integrated. The intravenous catheter system may also include a housing coupled to a proximal end of the catheter adapter, an introducer needle having a proximal end, a distal tip, and a needle lumen extending between the proximal end of the introducer needle and the distal tip, a guidewire disposed within the housing and the needle lumen, and a guidewire advancement element. The housing may include a proximal end, a distal end, and a slot. A proximal end of the introducer needle may be secured within the housing. The guidewire advancement element may extend through the slot and be moveable along the slot in a distal direction to move the guidewire from a retracted position to an advanced position, in which the guidewire may extend beyond the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20190021640
    Abstract: A vascular access device may include a housing, which may include a proximal end, a distal end, and a slot. The distal end of the housing may be configured to be coupled to a catheter assembly. The vascular access device may also include an instrument disposed within the housing. The instrument may include a catheter or a probe. The instrument may include a proximal end and a distal tip. The proximal end of the instrument may extend through the slot and may be configured to move along the slot to move the instrument from a proximal position to a distal position. In response to movement of the proximal end of the instrument from the proximal position to the distal position, the catheter may be advanced beyond the distal end of the housing into the catheter assembly and/or vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bryan Bihlmaier, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20180318557
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) catheter system may include a catheter adapter having a proximal end and a distal end. The IV catheter system may also include a cannula extending through the catheter adapter. A proximal end of the cannula may include a notch. The IV catheter system may also include a needle hub, which may be coupled to the proximal end of the catheter adapter. The needle hub may include a flashback chamber, which may be in fluid communication with the notch when the IV catheter system is in an insertion configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bin Wang, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Joseph Spataro, Shaun Staley, Tyler Warner
  • Publication number: 20180289932
    Abstract: A catheter assembly may include a catheter, catheter adapter, needle, needle guard, and housing. The housing may be coupled to the needle guard and disposed within a lumen of the catheter adapter. The needle guard may include first and second resilient arms, which may include first and second curved portions, respectively. When the needle is in a ready position, the first and second curved portions may be urged by a shaft of the needle into retaining contact with an inner wall of the catheter adapter. When the needle is in the retracted position, the shaft may no longer bias the first and second resilient arms outwardly such that the retaining contact between the first and second curved portions and the catheter adapter is released, and the housing and the needle guard enclose a distal tip of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: S Ray Isaacson, Bart D Peterson, Austin Jason McKinnon, Joseph Spataro
  • Patent number: D844781
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Ralph L. Sonderegger, Bart D. Peterson, Bin Wang, Kelvin Chai, Joseph Spataro