Patents by Inventor Michael F. Guzman

Michael F. Guzman 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: 9895510
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9814857
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9814858
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20170165450
    Abstract: A kit is provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The kit includes a container having a fluid delivery needle with a length and gauge for penetration into a patient's TAP. An extension set is included having a distal end that mates with the fluid delivery needle. A sheath is included having a size and length such that the needle slides into sheath and extends distally beyond a distal end of the sheath. A TAP catheter is included having a size and length so as to slide through the sheath. The TAP catheter has a reservoir with a defined fill volume and flow rate for delivery of a local anesthetic through said catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20170056126
    Abstract: A labeling system for use on a human surgical patient is disclosed. The labeling system includes a label with a main sheet that has a top and bottom surface. An adhesive that is suitable for adhering to the skin of a patient may be present on the bottom surface of the main sheet. Readable indicia may be visible on the top surface or through the top surface of the main sheet. The readable indicia may include affirmative indicia indicating a location for surgery and/or negative indicia indicating a location not for surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20160158483
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 9, 2016
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20160136381
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20160136382
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9265897
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20150320964
    Abstract: A medical device and method for providing liquid injectable into a patient from a first liquid container via and a needle is disclosed. One and two syringe devices are disclosed. Valving between the first syringe and the first liquid container allows liquid to be drawn from the first liquid container into the first syringe and to prevent liquid flow back toward the first liquid container. Methods of injecting sterile liquids and/or visualizing them are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20150059768
    Abstract: A procedure and kit are provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The patient's abdomen is scanned with an ultrasound probe to identify and mark the external oblique, internal oblique, and TAP. An introducer sheath is placed over a fluid delivery needle such that the distal end of the needle extends beyond the distal end of the sheath, the needle having echogenic properties for ultrasound imaging. The needle and sheath are ultrasonically guided into the TAP. A local anesthetic or saline/anesthetic combination is injected through the needle to create a liquid pool in the TAP. The needle is removed from the sheath while maintaining the sheath within the TAP and a catheter is subsequently advanced through the sheath and into the pooled liquid in the TAP. The sheath is withdrawn while maintaining the catheter located within the TAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 8882673
    Abstract: A procedure and kit are provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The patient's abdomen is scanned with an ultrasound probe to identify and mark the external oblique, internal oblique, and TAP. An introducer sheath is placed over a fluid delivery needle such that the distal end of the needle extends beyond the distal end of the sheath, the needle having echogenic properties for ultrasound imaging. The needle and sheath are ultrasonically guided into the TAP. A local anesthetic or saline/anesthetic combination is injected through the needle to create a liquid pool in the TAP. The needle is removed from the sheath while maintaining the sheath within the TAP and a catheter is subsequently advanced through the sheath and into the pooled liquid in the TAP. The sheath is withdrawn while maintaining the catheter located within the TAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: I-Flow Corporation
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 8328787
    Abstract: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output port to the input port. The kit further includes a second stopcock having an input port, first and second output ports and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first output port or the second output port to the input port. The second output port of the first stopcock is adapted for coupling to the input port of the second stopcock. The kit further includes a syringe adapted to be coupled to the first input/output port of the first stopcock and tubing for coupling the input port of the first stopcock to a source of the liquid and for coupling the output port of the second stopcock to an input port of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20120232389
    Abstract: Apparatus for administering certain nerve blocks includes a sheath constructed from a flexible ultrasound echogenic material, a more rigid introducer/dilator for introducing the sheath into the patient, and an ultrasound echogenic catheter for inserting through the sheath once the distal end of the sheath is in place adjacent the nerve(s) to be blocked and the introducer/dilator has been withdrawn. The catheter has provisions at its proximal end for connecting to a source of local anesthetic. Methods for use of this apparatus are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 8211091
    Abstract: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output port to the input port. The kit further includes a second stopcock having an input port, first and second output ports and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first output port or the second output port to the input port. The second output port of the first stopcock is adapted for coupling to the input port of the second stopcock. The kit further includes a syringe adapted to be coupled to the first input/output port of the first stopcock and tubing for coupling the input port of the first stopcock to a source of the liquid and for coupling the output port of the second stopcock to an input port of the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20110201930
    Abstract: A procedure and kit are provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The patient's abdomen is scanned with an ultrasound probe to identify and mark the external oblique, internal oblique, and TAP. An introducer sheath is placed over a fluid delivery needle such that the distal end of the needle extends beyond the distal end of the sheath, the needle having echogenic properties for ultrasound imaging. The needle and sheath are ultrasonically guided into the TAP. A local anesthetic or saline/anesthetic combination is injected through the needle to create a liquid pool in the TAP. The needle is removed from the sheath while maintaining the sheath within the TAP and a catheter is subsequently advanced through the sheath and into the pooled liquid in the TAP. The sheath is withdrawn while maintaining the catheter located within the TAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20100312184
    Abstract: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output port to the input port. The kit further includes a second stopcock having an input port, first and second output ports and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first output port or the second output port to the input port. The second output port of the first stopcock is adapted for coupling to the input port of the second stopcock. The kit further includes a syringe adapted to be coupled to the first input/output port of the first stopcock and tubing for coupling the input port of the first stopcock to a source of the liquid and for coupling the output port of the second stopcock to an input port of the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20090143731
    Abstract: A kit for charging an infusion pump having a reservoir for holding a local anesthetic. The kit includes a first stopcock having an input port, a first input/output port and a second output port and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first input/output port or the second output port to the input port. The kit further includes a second stopcock having an input port, first and second output ports and a manual control for selectively coupling either the first output port or the second output port to the input port. The second output port of the first stopcock is adapted for coupling to the input port of the second stopcock. The kit further includes a syringe adapted to be coupled to the first input/output port of the first stopcock and tubing for coupling the input port of the first stopcock to a source of the liquid and for coupling the output port of the second stopcock to an input port of the pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2007
    Publication date: June 4, 2009
    Inventor: Michael F. Guzman