Patents by Inventor Keith A. Grider

Keith A. Grider 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: 20210085324
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of the head and the coil body. The shaft may also include a guiding element that contacts and stabilizes the coil body as the fastener is deployed from a distal end of the shaft. When the head approaches and contacts the guiding element, the guiding element may deflect to permit the head to pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci, Derek J. Leatzow, Keith A. Grider
  • Publication number: 20210068856
    Abstract: A surgical system includes a tubular shaft having a wall defining an outer surface and an inner surface disposed about an inner space, the tubular shaft having a proximal end and a distal end. The surgical system also includes at least one light emitter and at least one light sensor disposed at the distal end of the tubular shaft, and one or more leads or conductors electrically coupled to the at least one light emitter or the at least one light sensor. The one or more leads may be disposed in clearances defined by first and second jaws. Alternatively or in addition, the one or more conductors may be formed on a flexible substrate, and the flexible substrate may have a deformed state in which the substrate is disposed in the inner space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jonathan Gunn, Steve McPhilliamy, Hariharan Subramanian, Paul Le Rolland, Amal Chaturvedi, Keith A. Grider, Daniel J. Greene, Sean Corrigan, Tomas Matusaitis, Marcus Stephen Papadopoulos
  • Patent number: 10856872
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of the head and the coil body. The shaft may also include a guiding element that contacts and stabilizes the coil body as the fastener is deployed from a distal end of the shaft. When the head approaches and contacts the guiding element, the guiding element may deflect to permit the head to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci, Derek Leatzow, Keith A. Grider
  • Publication number: 20200197942
    Abstract: A pneumatic driver for a syringe is provided. The syringe has an elongated barrel with a cap secured to the proximal end that has a through bore. A filter is secured to the cap interior of the barrel that covers an opening in the through bore interior of the barrel. The pneumatic driver includes a source of pressurized air; a support for receiving and locating the syringe; and a supply block configured to receive pressurized air from the source and having an outlet for delivery of pressurized air. The supply block is movable between a first position spaced apart from the cap of the syringe and a second position in contact with the cap with fluid communication being established between the outlet of the supply block and the through-bore in the cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher J. Wegener, Alexandra Salomon, Bret M. Olsen, Keith Grider, Tom Matusaitis
  • Publication number: 20200078576
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device, a kit and method for delivering a drug depot are disclosed. The device comprises a housing including a lower body, an upper body, a ring member, and a drug cartridge. The lower body defines a lower body channel. The upper body defines an upper body channel. The drug cartridge defines a depot channel. The ring member is disposed extending upward from an annular step surface of the lower body toward a housing upper end. The ring member includes indicia indicating a characteristic of one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge. A plunger has a push rod for expelling the drug depot through the cannula to a site in the patient. A kit comprises the above components. A method includes assembling the components including selecting a ring member having indicia corresponding to one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20190374762
    Abstract: Drug depot delivery devices and methods for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient are provided. In various embodiments the device has a housing having a top housing end, and a bottom housing end. The housing defines a housing channel. The device has a drug cartridge defining a depot channel aligned with the housing channel and configured to slidably accept the drug depot. The drug cartridge has at least a first occluding device configured to occlude the depot channel at a first position such that the drug depot cannot pass through the depot channel without force applied to the drug depot sufficient to deflect the first occluding device. The bottom end of the housing has a coupling configuration for engaging a cannula. A plunger has a push rod to expel the drug depot through the occluding device and the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Patent number: 10478603
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device, a kit and method for delivering a drug depot are disclosed. The device comprises a housing including a lower body, an upper body, a ring member; and a drug cartridge. The lower body defines a lower body channel. The upper body defines an upper body channel. The drug cartridge defines a depot channel. The ring member is disposed extending upward from an annular step surface of the lower body toward a housing upper end. The ring member includes indicia indicating a characteristic of one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge. A plunger has a push rod for expelling the drug depot through the cannula to a site in the patient. A kit comprises the above components. A method includes assembling the components including selecting a ring member having indicia corresponding to one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20190290277
    Abstract: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a head attached to the coil body. The head may include at least one external thread adapted to engage with a corresponding internal thread of a delivery device. The head may include a through hole adapted to receive a rod therethrough for guiding and/or driving the surgical fastener from the delivery device. The through hole may have a non-circular configuration that complements at least a portion of the shape of a non-circular rod. The coil body may also define a channel with a non-circular configuration. The non-circular through hole and/or channel may be engaged and rotated by the non-circular rod to rotate the surgical fastener for delivery and insertion of the fastener into the prosthesis and/or tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Brand, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta, Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow
  • Patent number: 10384048
    Abstract: Drug depot delivery devices and methods for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient are provided. In various embodiments the device has a housing having a top housing end, and a bottom housing end. The housing defines a housing channel. The device has a drug cartridge defining a depot channel aligned with the housing channel and configured to slidably accept the drug depot. The drug cartridge has at least a first occluding device configured to occlude the depot channel at a first position such that the drug depot cannot pass through the depot channel without force applied to the drug depot sufficient to deflect the first occluding device. The bottom end of the housing has a coupling configuration for engaging a cannula. A plunger has a push rod to expel the drug depot through the occluding device and the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Patent number: 10368870
    Abstract: A surgical fastener is provided for various surgical fastening applications, including attaching an implantable prosthesis, such as a soft tissue repair fabric, to tissue and/or muscle. The surgical fastener may include a coil body and a head attached to the coil body. The head may include at least one external thread adapted to engage with a corresponding internal thread of a delivery device. The head may include a through hole adapted to receive a rod therethrough for guiding and/or driving the surgical fastener from the delivery device. The through hole may have a non-circular configuration that complements at least a portion of the shape of a non-circular rod. The coil body may also define a channel with a non-circular configuration. The non-circular through hole and/or channel may be engaged and rotated by the non-circular rod to rotate the surgical fastener for delivery and insertion of the fastener into the prosthesis and/or tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ranucci, Saurav V. Gupta, Keith A. Grider, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20190223870
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of the head and the coil body. The shaft may also include a guiding element that contacts and stabilizes the coil body as the fastener is deployed from a distal end of the shaft. When the head approaches and contacts the guiding element, the guiding element may deflect to permit the head to pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci, Derek Leatzow, Keith A. Grider
  • Patent number: 10285697
    Abstract: A surgical fastener deployment system may include a plurality of coil fasteners having a head and coil body. In one embodiment, the head may be larger in diameter than the coil body. The fasteners may also be mounted on a guide rod or mandrel that passes through a through-hole of the head and the coil body. The shaft may also include a guiding element that contacts and stabilizes the coil body as the fastener is deployed from a distal end of the shaft. When the head approaches and contacts the guiding element, the guiding element may deflect to permit the head to pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: C.R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurav V. Gupta, Kevin J. Ranucci, Derek Leatzow, Keith A. Grider
  • Patent number: 10279968
    Abstract: A tamper-evident closure for containers includes a closure shell having a top surface and a depending skirt. The top surface defines a first aperture therethrough and a frangible portion. The skirt defines an open lower end for engaging a container. A tamper-evident tearable member overlies the top surface of the closure shell and defines a second aperture overlying the first aperture. A removable closure cap overlies the top surface of the closure shell and the tearable member. The closure cap has an annular ring projecting downwardly from an underside of the closure cap and extending through the first and second apertures. The annular ring attaches to an underside of the frangible portion. At least partial removal of the closure cap from the top surface of the closure shell peels the frangible portion away from the top surface of the closure shell along the scoring, and tears the tamper-evident member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Carvajal, Sean J. Corrigan, Keith Grider, Phil Humphrey, Markus Vor Dem Esche, John R. Wolfe, Xia Zhao
  • Publication number: 20180338747
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a disposable assembly and a reusable assembly. The disposable assembly includes a fluid input port, a fluid output port, and a tube configured to provide fluid communication between the fluid input port and the fluid output port. The reusable assembly includes a housing, a fluid management assembly that is configured to transition between an open position and a closed position, and a sensing assembly. The fluid management assembly is configured to prevent fluid from traveling past the tube to the fluid output port in the closed position. The sensing assembly is configured to sense fluid accumulating within the tube while the fluid management assembly is in the closed position. The sensing assembly is also configured to drive the fluid management assembly from the closed position to the open position when the sensing assembly detects fluid within the tube at a predetermined range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Jay K. Joshi, Alex S. Holterman, Jordan D. Altman, Antonio J. Belton, Sean J. Corrigan, Keith A. Grider, Daniel J. Greene, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Marcus S. Papadopoulos, Michael C. Garrett, Frank E. Garrett, Jr., Brian J. Skelton, William E. Shaw, Tomas A. Matusaitis
  • Patent number: 10080877
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device, a kit and method for delivering a drug depot are disclosed. The device comprises a housing including a lower body, an upper body, a ring member; and a drug cartridge. The lower body defines a lower body channel. The upper body defines an upper body channel. The drug cartridge defines a depot channel. The ring member is disposed extending upward from an annular step surface of the lower body toward a housing upper end. The ring member includes indicia indicating a characteristic of one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge. A plunger has a push rod for expelling the drug depot through the cannula to a site in the patient. A kit comprises the above components. A method includes assembling the components including selecting a ring member having indicia corresponding to one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20180001072
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a device, a kit and method for delivering a drug depot are disclosed. The device comprises a housing including a lower body, an upper body, a ring member; and a drug cartridge. The lower body defines a lower body channel. The upper body defines an upper body channel. The drug cartridge defines a depot channel. The ring member is disposed extending upward from an annular step surface of the lower body toward a housing upper end. The ring member includes indicia indicating a characteristic of one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge. A plunger has a push rod for expelling the drug depot through the cannula to a site in the patient. A kit comprises the above components. A method includes assembling the components including selecting a ring member having indicia corresponding to one or more drug depots in the drug cartridge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, Lloyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20170354811
    Abstract: Drug depot delivery devices and methods for delivering a drug depot to a site beneath the skin of a patient are provided. In various embodiments the device has a housing having a top housing end, and a bottom housing end. The housing defines a housing channel. The device has a drug cartridge defining a depot channel aligned with the housing channel and configured to slidably accept the drug depot. The drug cartridge has at least a first occluding device configured to occlude the depot channel at a first position such that the drug depot cannot pass through the depot channel without force applied to the drug depot sufficient to deflect the first occluding device. The bottom end of the housing has a coupling configuration for engaging a cannula. A plunger has a push rod to expel the drug depot through the occluding device and the cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Applicant: WARSAW ORTHOPEDIC, INC.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Clay, LIoyd Snyder, Jeffrey A. Soucia, Michael Merves, Antonio Belton, Sean Corrigan, Keith Grider, Michael Honsing Lau, Derek Leatzow
  • Publication number: 20170304757
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a portable industrial air filtration device employing an annular dual filter assembly to capture and remove impurities from the air surrounding the air filtration device, enabling the air filtration device to quickly and efficiently improve the quality and safety of the air. The air filtration device includes a two-piece housing including a lower housing component and a locking cover removably attachable to the lower housing component. The dual filter assembly is mounted within the housing between the locking cover and the lower housing component, and includes a removable self-supporting outer pre-filter surrounding a separately removable inner HEPA filter. The pre-filter initially filters the surrounding air by capturing relatively large or coarse impurities, and the HEPA filter further filters the air pulled through the pre-filter by capturing relatively small or fine impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Keith A. Grider, Derek J. Leatzow, Stephen J. McPhilliamy, Antonio J. Belton, John S. White, JR., Daniel J. Greene
  • Patent number: D802757
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Danielle L. Clay, Michael Lau, Keith A. Grider, Antonio J. Belton, Sean Corrigan, Derek J. Leatzow
  • Patent number: D809652
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Snyder, Danielle L. Clay, Michael Lau, Keith A. Grider, Antonio J. Belton, Sean Corrigan, Derek J. Leatzow