Patents by Inventor Judson A. Herrig

Judson A. Herrig 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: 20200338221
    Abstract: A method of reprocessing a lumen device is provided. The method includes the step of placing a lumen device with a proximal lumen end and a distal lumen end in a vacuum chamber. Liquid is purged from one or more channels of the lumen device by introducing a pressure differential at the first lumen end. Next, a decontamination fluid is delivered through the second lumen end of the lumen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Lawrence John Formosa, Maruti Sinha, Huyen Bui
  • Publication number: 20200330633
    Abstract: A decontamination system, method, and sterilant kit for a device, such as a lumen device, is depicted. The decontamination system, in some embodiments, includes a device container, a wicking pad, and a sterilant fluid delivery device. The device container, such as a terminal package or a decontamination chamber, defines a device receiving area. The wicking pad is in fluid communication with the device receiving area. The sterilant fluid delivery device is in fluid communication with the wicking pad. The sterilant fluid delivery device is configured to wet the wicking pad with sterilant fluid. The wicking pad is configured to evaporate sterilant fluid into the device receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Adam Zutz
  • Publication number: 20200330634
    Abstract: A decontamination system for a device, such as a lumen device is provided. The decontamination system includes a terminal package dimensioned to receive a device for decontamination. A decontamination chamber is provided that is dimensioned to receive the terminal package. The system includes a sterilant fluid delivery device configured to deliver a sterilant fluid to the decontamination chamber. A pressure pulse generator is included that is configured to generate flow oscillations in one or more of the terminal package or the decontamination chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Maruti Sinha
  • Publication number: 20200330635
    Abstract: A decontamination system for a device, such as a lumen device, is provided. The decontamination system includes a terminal package defining a device receiving area. The terminal package includes a fluid inlet through which sterilant fluid can be delivered to the device receiving area. An accumulator apparatus is provided that is configured to switch between trapping sterilant fluid delivered into the device receiving area and delivering sterilant fluid to the device receiving area based on pressure changes in the device receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Isaac Odim
  • Patent number: 10792413
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided to treat a stenosis. A delivery device is provided that has an elongate tubular member coupled therewith. The elongate tubular member has an outside surface that is configured to prevent adherence of in vivo matter. The tubular member has a proximal end and a distal end and is reinforced along its length to maintain open lumen under a transverse load. The tubular member is placed in the vasculature such that the distal end of the elongate tubular member is disposed distal of a stenosis. The proximal end of the elongate tubular member is disposed inside the vessel, preferably at a location proximal of the stenosis. Thereafter, after a therapeutic period, the elongate tubular member is removed intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Mitchell Dann, Judson A. Herrig, Stephen Hohmann
  • Patent number: 10632296
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20190184151
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20190151532
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an injector includes a sleeve, a drive assembly, and a drive assembly housing. The sleeve is configured to receive a reservoir having a plunger therein. The drive assembly is configured to pressurize the reservoir and includes a tip, an actuator, and mechanical segments. The tip is configured to be secured to the plunger. The actuator is configured to supply a motive force to the tip for moving it between retracted and extended positions. The mechanical segments are configured to transmit motive force from the actuator to the tip. The drive assembly housing has a housing length in a direction parallel to a central longitudinal axis of the tip. The reservoir has a reservoir length L. A package length is defined by the housing length and the reservoir length L. The package length is less than 2L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Patent number: 10213590
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20180161489
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Patent number: 9585806
    Abstract: A bedrail clamp with a jaw member positionable by an actuating member, the actuating member being configured to move to move the jaw member away from the bedrail and toward the bedrail to move the jaw member into contact with the bedrail to secure the bedrail against the clamp housing. Either the actuating member or the jaw member features an inclined surface that includes a first portion with a first angle and a second portion with a second angle. Methods of operating a bedrail clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ACIST Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20160361219
    Abstract: A bedrail clamp with a jaw member positionable by an actuating member, the actuating member being configured to move to move the jaw member away from the bedrail and toward the bedrail to move the jaw member into contact with the bedrail to secure the bedrail against the clamp housing. Either the actuating member or the jaw member features an inclined surface that includes a first portion with a first angle and a second portion with a second angle. Methods of operating a bedrail clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 15, 2016
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20160129177
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Patent number: 9278172
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: CRYOLIFE, INC.
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20140180190
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided to treat a stenosis. A delivery device is provided that has an elongate tubular member coupled therewith. The elongate tubular member has an outside surface that is configured to prevent adherence of in vivo matter. The tubular member has a proximal end and a distal end and is reinforced along its length to maintain open lumen under a transverse load. The tubular member is placed in the vasculature such that the distal end of the elongate tubular member is disposed distal of a stenosis. The proximal end of the elongate tubular member is disposed inside the vessel, preferably at a location proximal of the stenosis. Thereafter, after a therapeutic period, the elongate tubular member is removed intact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: CryoLife, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Dann, Judson A. Herrig, Stephen Hohmann
  • Patent number: 8690815
    Abstract: Vascular access systems for performing hemodialysis are disclosed. The vascular access system contemplates a catheter section adapted for insertion into a vein and a graft section adapted for attachment to an artery. The catheter section may have metal or polymer wall reinforcements that allow the use of thin-walled, small outer diameter conduits for the vascular access system. One or more of the adhered, embedded or bonded conduit reinforcement structures may be removable without significant damage to the conduit sections to facilitate attachment of the sections, or to a connector between the sections. Various self-sealing materials are provided for use in the vascular access system, as well as temporary access sites and flow control/sensor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hemosphere, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Porter, Laurie E. Lynch, Judson A. Herrig, Robert J. Ziebol
  • Publication number: 20130060268
    Abstract: A connector for fluidly coupling proximal and distal tubular segments of a fluid conduit is provided. In one embodiment, the connector can include a connector body having an outer surface defining a first outer perimeter and an inner surface defining a lumen. The connector can also include a connecting device having an open configuration and a plurality of closed configurations. The connecting device can include first and second members configured to engage each other to secure the fluid conduit to the connector. The connecting device can also include a plurality of closed configurations for securing fluid conduits of different sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: HEMOSPHERE INC.
    Inventor: Judson A. Herrig
  • Publication number: 20120157971
    Abstract: A connector system includes an engagement mechanism is provided that includes an engagement feature and a braided reinforcement coupled with a proximal portion of a catheter. The engagement feature can include one, two, or two or more barbs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HEMOSPHERE, INC.
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Darren Braml
  • Patent number: 8079973
    Abstract: A connector system includes an engagement mechanism is provided that includes an engagement feature and a braided reinforcement coupled with a proximal portion of a catheter. The engagement feature can include one, two, or two or more barbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hemosphere Inc.
    Inventors: Judson A. Herrig, Darren Braml
  • Patent number: RE47154
    Abstract: Vascular access systems for performing hemodialysis are disclosed. The vascular access system contemplates a catheter section adapted for insertion into a vein and a graft section adapted for attachment to an artery. The catheter section may have metal or polymer wall reinforcements that allow the use of thin-walled, small outer diameter conduits for the vascular access system. One or more of the adhered, embedded or bonded conduit reinforcement structures may be removable without significant damage to the conduit sections to facilitate attachment of the sections, or to a connector between the sections. Various self-sealing materials are provided for use in the vascular access system, as well as temporary access sites and flow control/sensor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher H. Porter, Laurie E. Lynch, Judson A. Herrig, Robert J. Ziebol