Patents by Inventor Mark S. Fisher

Mark S. Fisher 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: 10835715
    Abstract: A system for locating the tip of a catheter inside a human body is provided. The system includes a sound sensor for sensing the magnitude wave form generated by sound pressure as a PICC is progressed toward a heart of a patient. The systems also includes a monitor operably coupled to the sensor for measuring the magnitude of wave form generated by the sound sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AngioDynamics VA LLC
    Inventors: Andres B. Cruz, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10603468
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20200094607
    Abstract: A secure substrate may include a base layer and an opacity layer disposed above the base layer. An optional background layer may be disposed above the opacity layer. The secure substrate may further include an inkjet receptive layer. A first inkjet receptive layer may be disposed above the background layer, and a second inkjet layer may be disposed below the base layer. The opacity layer may include copper such as metallic copper flakes or other particles. The opacity layer may also include a binder material such as polyvinyl alcohol, and in some cases also carbon black, process black, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Applicant: Appvion Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Fadi S. Chakar, Mark R. Fisher, Ian Draheim
  • Publication number: 20200038597
    Abstract: A Huber safety needle assembly including a body, configured to receive a needle. The body further including an upper portion having a first gripping portion coupled thereto, a lower portion having a second gripping portion coupled to thereto, and a hinge mechanism. The needle having a needle tip configured to be received in the body. The hinge mechanism is configured to operably transition the body between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The closed configuration allowing at least a portion of the needle, including the needle tip, to extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion of the body. The open configuration allowing the needle tip to be securely received within the lower portion such that it does not extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew Gunn, Kurt Shimer, Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: 10478566
    Abstract: A Huber safety needle assembly including a body, configured to receive a needle. The body further including an upper portion having a first gripping portion coupled thereto, a lower portion having a second gripping portion coupled to thereto, and a hinge mechanism. The needle having a needle tip configured to be received in the body. The hinge mechanism is configured to operably transition the body between a closed configuration and an open configuration. The closed configuration allowing at least a portion of the needle, including the needle tip, to extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion of the body. The open configuration allowing the needle tip to be securely received within the lower portion such that it does not extend below the bottom surface of the lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gunn, Kurt Shimer, Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Publication number: 20190314057
    Abstract: An introducer needle assembly including a compressible section between the rigid needle and the hub. Once the vessel is entered as determined by blood entering the syringe, the compressible section of the introducer needed is occluded by compressing the section with the thumb and a finger. Neither blood for air can pass. Since the compressible section is in a flattened area it is easier to hold the needle while the syringe is unscrewed. The operator then can begin threading a guidewire down the divide which is now easier to enter because blood is not coming out of the hub thus obscuring the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10383656
    Abstract: An introducer needle assembly including a compressible section between the rigid needle and the hub. Once the vessel is entered as determined by blood entering the syringe, the compressible section of the introducer needle is occluded by compressing the section with the thumb and a finger. Neither blood nor air can pass. Since the compressible section is in a flattened area it is easier to hold the needle while the syringe is unscrewed. The operator then can begin threading a guidewire down the device which is now easier to enter because blood is not coming out of the hub thus obscuring the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20180318553
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, JR., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9999723
    Abstract: A Huber needle assembly with safety capture device includes at least a body, a needle, and a movable arm. The movable arm is pivotable relative to the body, and includes a capture hood at a distal end thereof. The capture hood is cylindrical, includes a perimeter side wall having an outer face and an inner face, and has open proximal end. The capture hood includes a slot through the perimeter side wall, providing access into an internal chamber defined by the perimeter side wall. The slot extends longitudinally over at least a portion of the length of the capture hood, and at least a portion of the slot has a width less than the outside diameter of the needle to capture a tip of the needle therein when the movable arm pivots to a safety-capture position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Joshua Lee Ballard
  • Patent number: 9993618
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MEDICAL COMPONENTS INC.
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20180036513
    Abstract: A system for locating the tip of a catheter inside a human body is provided. The system includes a sound sensor for sensing the magnitude wave form generated by sound pressure as a PICC is progressed toward a heart of a patient; and monitoring means operably coupled to the sensor for measuring the magnitude of wave form generated by the sound sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 8, 2018
    Inventors: Andres B. Cruz, JR., Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20170128699
    Abstract: A method of coupling a catheter tunneler adapter to a catheter is provided. The method includes providing a catheter having a lumen divider at a proximal end thereof; forming a receiving notch in the lumen divider by removing a center portion thereof such that two divider side portions remain; providing a catheter tunneler adapter having a distal end including a radially inward step which defines a contact surface configured to be received in the proximal end of the catheter; positioning the distal end of the catheter tunneler adapter within the catheter until the radially inward step engages the receiving notch; and securing the catheter tunneler adapter to the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, JR., Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 9586026
    Abstract: A catheter tunneling adapter including a longitudinal body having a distal end and a proximal end and a passageway extending from an entrance at the proximal end to an exit at the distal end. The passageway has a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere with the first hemisphere defining a generally unobstructed first passageway portion from the entrance to the exit. A guide ramp is positioned within the second passageway and tapers towards the first hemisphere moving from the proximal end to the distal end. The ramp defines a longitudinal notch therethrough such that a second passageway portion extends from the entrance to the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, Jr., Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160193451
    Abstract: A catheter tunneling adapter including a longitudinal body having a distal end and a proximal end and a passageway extending from an entrance at the proximal end to an exit at the distal end. The passageway has a first hemisphere and a second hemisphere with the first hemisphere defining a generally unobstructed first passageway portion from the entrance to the exit. A guide ramp is positioned within the second passageway and tapers towards the first hemisphere moving from the proximal end to the distal end. The ramp defines a longitudinal notch therethrough such that a second passageway portion extends from the entrance to the exit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventors: Charles Scandone, JR., Mark S. Fisher
  • Publication number: 20160184558
    Abstract: An introducer needle assembly including a compressible section between the rigid needle and the hub. Once the vessel is entered as determined by blood entering the syringe, the compressible section of the introducer needle is occluded by compressing the section with the thumb and a finger. Neither blood for air can pass. Since the compressible section is in a flattened area it is easier to hold the needle while the syringe is unscrewed. The operator then can begin threading a guidewire down the device which is now easier to enter because blood is not coming out of the hub thus obscuring the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: J. Daniel Raulerson, Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: D804021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D804022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D804662
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford, Mathew Gunn, Kurt Shimer
  • Patent number: D853558
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D853559
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford