Patents by Inventor Morgan Tierney

Morgan Tierney 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: 20210282812
    Abstract: Manually driven intraosseous devices and associated methods are disclosed. The intraosseous device includes a housing and a transmission at least partially disposed within the housing. The transmission includes a first portion and a second portion. The second portion including a manual actuator that is at least partially disposed outside of the housing. The intraosseous device also includes a penetrator assembly releasably connected to the first portion of the transmission. The transmission is configured to transmit a force, which is applied manually to the manual actuator, to the penetrator assembly to rotate the penetrator assembly relative to the housing and to drive the penetrator assembly through a bone into an intraosseous space. The manual actuator is a pull chord and the force is configured to be applied by an operator to a first end of the pull chord to unwind the pull chord and transmit the force to the penetrator assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Morgan TIERNEY, Alex FOMINAS, Eugene SKELTON, Anthony WRIGHT
  • Publication number: 20210121201
    Abstract: Penetrator assemblies operable to provide access to an intraosseous space are disclosed. The penetrator assembly may include a flexible outer penetrator having a longitudinal bore and a distal end operable to penetrate bone and associated bone marrow. The penetrator assembly may also include a rigid inner penetrator including a distal end operable to penetrate bone and associated bone marrow. A hub having a distal end is connected to a proximal end of the flexible outer penetrator. A connector having a distal end is connected to a proximal end of the rigid inner penetrator. A proximal end of the connector can releasably engage a driver. The longitudinal bore of the flexible outer penetrator can removably receive the rigid inner penetrator to prevent or minimize the flexible outer penetrator from bending during an insertion procedure. The flexible outer penetrator can bend after removal of the rigid inner penetrator from the longitudinal bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Inventors: Morgan TIERNEY, Alex FOMINAS
  • Publication number: 20190216985
    Abstract: A method of producing a ready-to-use medical device with a functional coating includes the steps of bringing the medical device, at least with its functional coating, in contact with a composition which prevents or retards degradation of the functional coating and sterilizing the medical device and the composition via radiation. A method leads to an improved product, namely an improved ready-to-use medical device which does not suffer a loss of quality during sterilization and storage. The composition comprises carboxymethyl cellulose or a derivative or salt thereof and/or an antioxidant selected from gallic acid or a derivative thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Denzell MCBURNEY, Ronald John KELLY, Morgan TIERNEY
  • Patent number: 10328237
    Abstract: A ready to use catheter assembly comprises a catheter package with an opening, a catheter with a shaft arranged in the catheter package so a distal end of the catheter lies in the region of the opening, and a protective sleeve which partly covers the catheter shaft, a first end of the protective sleeve fixed to the distal end of the catheter. A method for producing a ready to use catheter assembly and a ready to use catheter assembly which further reduces the risk of an accidental contamination of a catheter when pulling it out of the catheter package prior to the insertion into the urethra of a user are provided. The opening has a defined maximum opening length, a second end of the protective sleeve is releasably connected which the catheter package near the maximum opening length of the opening and the protective sleeve is in a retracted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Ronald John Kelly, Alan Fitzgerald, Morgan Tierney, Volkmar Schulz, Bernhard Hiesch
  • Publication number: 20190167849
    Abstract: A first alternative to a composition for preventing or retarding degradation of a functional coating on a medical device includes an antioxidant selected from gallic acid or a derivative thereof. A second alternative to a composition for preventing or retarding degradation of a functional coating on a medical device includes carboxymethyl cellulose or a derivative or salt thereof. The use of the compositions for preventing or retarding degradation of a functional coating on a medical device from reactive species generated during exposure of radiation, and a wetting agent comprising the compositions, are also provided. The wetting agent prevents or retards the hydrolytic degradation of the coating during the intended shelf-life of the wetted coated product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Denzell MCBURNEY, Ronald John KELLY, Morgan TIERNEY
  • Publication number: 20190143078
    Abstract: A catheter may include a tubular member having a lumen and an outer surface, a sleeve configured to be positioned in the lumen in a retracted configuration and to evert over at least a portion of the outer surface in an everted configuration, and a filament configured to retract the sleeve into the retracted configuration. The catheter may include an aperture proximal of a distal end, where the filament extends through the aperture from the lumen. A pull member may be on a distal end of the filament. The filament may be looped, coiled, and/or bunched in the catheter when the sleeve is in the retracted configuration. A shuttle may be attached to a distal end of the sleeve, where the shuttle includes a tubular member configured to maintain patency of the sleeve, and the filament engages the shuttle to retract the sleeve into the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Morgan Tierney, Ronald John Kelly, David Scully, Aleksejus Fominas, David Rowe, Rodney W. Denlinger
  • Publication number: 20190030304
    Abstract: A foldable urinary catheter is provided for draining the human bladder defining an internal flow path for the urine, with a catheter tube for insertion into the urethra, the catheter tube comprising at least one hinge which is conceived to bring the catheter in a folded, compact storage condition and an unfolded, straight ready-for-use condition as well as to a foldable urinary catheter kit. A foldable urinary catheter and a foldable urinary catheter kit are provided which are very small and compact in a transport or storage condition and which provide a long insertable length of the catheter tube. Therefore, the at least one hinge in the catheter tube is provided in the insertable length of the catheter tube and is configured for stabilizing the ready-for-use condition. The kit comprises the foldable urinary catheter and a catheter package which tightly surrounds the folded catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Morgan TIERNEY, Ronald John KELLY
  • Patent number: 10086180
    Abstract: A foldable urinary catheter is provided for draining the human bladder defining an internal flow path for urine, with a catheter tube for insertion into the urethra, the catheter tube having at least one hinge which can enable the catheter into a folded, compact storage condition and an unfolded, straight ready-for-use condition as well as to a foldable urinary catheter kit. A foldable urinary catheter and a foldable urinary catheter kit are provided which are very small and compact in a transport or storage condition and which provide a long insertable length of the catheter tube. The hinge in the catheter tube is provided in the insertable length of the catheter tube and is configured for stabilizing the ready-for-use condition. The kit includes the foldable urinary catheter and a catheter package which tightly surrounds the folded catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: WILLY RUSCH GmbH
    Inventors: Morgan Tierney, Ronald John Kelly
  • Publication number: 20180214666
    Abstract: A method of making a ready-to-use catheter assembly and a ready-to-use catheter are provided, which avoids any degradation of the catheter during sterilization. The method comprises: placing a catheter with a hydrophilic coating and a wetting fluid in a catheter package made of low moisture transmission material while the package is in a first condition wherein an insertable length of the hydrophilic coating of the catheter is not in contact with the wetting fluid, sterilizing the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid by radiation sterilization while the catheter package is kept in a condition in which the insertable length is not in contact with the wetting fluid, transferring the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid into a second condition, bringing the wetting fluid into contact with at least the insertable length and activating the insertable length via gravity and/or via inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Denzell McBURNEY, Morgan TIERNEY, Ronald John KELLY
  • Patent number: 9925352
    Abstract: A method of making a ready-to-use catheter assembly and a ready-to-use catheter are provided, which avoids any degradation of the catheter during sterilization. The method comprises: placing a catheter with a hydrophilic coating and a wetting fluid in a catheter package made of low moisture transmission material while the package is in a first condition wherein an insertable length of the hydrophilic coating of the catheter is not in contact with the wetting fluid, sterilizing the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid by radiation sterilization while the catheter package is kept in a condition in which the insertable length is not in contact with the wetting fluid, transferring the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid into a second condition, bringing the wetting fluid into contact with at least the insertable length and activating the insertable length via gravity and/or via inertia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: WILLY RUSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Denzell McBurney, Morgan Tierney, Ronald John Kelly
  • Publication number: 20170340857
    Abstract: A method of making a ready-to-use catheter assembly is provided, which can be immediately used by a patient. The ready-to-use catheter assembly ensures that the catheter does not suffer from a loss of quality during its shelf life and a wetting medium are provided. The method comprises: placing a catheter with an inactivated hydrophilic outer surface at least along its insertable length and a wetting medium in a catheter package; treating the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting medium with electro-magnetic and/or particle radiation while at least initially the hydrophilic outer surface at least along the insertable length of the catheter remains inactivated; and activating the hydrophilic outer surface at least along the insertable length of the catheter with the wetting medium during and/or after the radiation treatment and wherein the wetting medium decreases in viscosity when submitted to electro-magnetic and/or particle radiation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Katy Ryan, Ronald John Kelly, Morgan Tierney, David Scully, Alan Fitzgerald
  • Publication number: 20170274176
    Abstract: A ready to use catheter assembly comprises a catheter package with an opening, a catheter with a shaft arranged in the catheter package so a distal end of the catheter lies in the region of the opening, and a protective sleeve which partly covers the catheter shaft, a first end of the protective sleeve fixed to the distal end of the catheter. A method for producing a ready to use catheter assembly and a ready to use catheter assembly which further reduces the risk of an accidental contamination of a catheter when pulling it out of the catheter package prior to the insertion into the urethra of a user are provided. The opening has a defined maximum opening length, a second end of the protective sleeve is releasably connected which the catheter package near the maximum opening length of the opening and the protective sleeve is in a retracted state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald John KELLY, Alan FITZGERALD, Morgan TIERNEY, Volkmar SCHULZ, Bernhard HIESCH
  • Publication number: 20150231377
    Abstract: A foldable urinary catheter is provided for draining the human bladder defining an internal flow path for the urine, with a catheter tube for insertion into the urethra, the catheter tube comprising at least one hinge which is conceived to bring the catheter in a folded, compact storage condition and an unfolded, straight ready-for-use condition as well as to a foldable urinary catheter kit. A foldable urinary catheter and a foldable urinary catheter kit are provided which are very small and compact in a transport or storage condition and which provide a long insertable length of the catheter tube. Therefore, the at least one hinge in the catheter tube is provided in the insertable length of the catheter tube and is configured for stabilizing the ready-for-use condition. The kit comprises the foldable urinary catheter and a catheter package which tightly surrounds the folded catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Morgan TIERNEY, Ronald John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20150068927
    Abstract: A method of making a ready-to-use catheter assembly and a ready-to-use catheter are provided, which avoids any degradation of the catheter during sterilization. The method comprises: placing a catheter with a hydrophilic coating and a wetting fluid in a catheter package made of low moisture transmission material while the package is in a first condition wherein an insertable length of the hydrophilic coating of the catheter is not in contact with the wetting fluid, sterilizing the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid by radiation sterilization while the catheter package is kept in a condition in which the insertable length is not in contact with the wetting fluid, transferring the catheter package with the catheter and the wetting fluid into a second condition, bringing the wetting fluid into contact with at least the insertable length and activating the insertable length via gravity and/or via inertia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Denzell McBURNEY, Morgan TIERNEY, Ronald John KELLY
  • Publication number: 20140142609
    Abstract: An embolic filter having a filter support frame with a collapsed and an expanded configuration and a collapsible filter body supported by the support frame. The filter body has inlet and outlet ends. The filter body includes a proximal section having a longitudinally extending cylindrical shape and a distal section having a longitudinally extending conical shape that tapers in the distal direction. The support frame includes a plurality of alternating first segments such that, when the support frame is in the expanded configuration, the alternating first segments circumferentially extend in a first zigzag path to support the proximal, cylindrically shaped section of the filter body. The support frame includes a plurality of alternating second segments such that, when the support frame is in the expanded configuration, the alternating second segments circumferentially extend in a second zigzag path to support the proximal, cylindrically shaped section of the filter body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin KEEGAN, Eamon BRADY, Brendan CASEY, David VALE, John NEILAN, Morgan TIERNEY
  • Patent number: 7985192
    Abstract: A protective and/or splint device, for example a distal radial splint device (200), comprises a protective and/or splint member (201) and a spacer member (13). The protective and/or splint member (201) comprises a composite protective and/or splint material and is formable at a forming temperature and is substantially rigid at ambient temperature. The material comprises a polycaprolactone and a ligno-cellulose additive material. The protective and/or splint member (201) comprises a mesh of elements (202), with a plurality of openings (203) through the protective and/or splint member (201). Away from the periphery of the splint member (201), the openings (203) are diamond-shaped. Two border elements (204) extend along the two sides of the periphery of the splint member (201). The three point bending strength to openness ratio of the member is greater than 0.1 and the unidirectional bending strength to openness ratio of the member is greater than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Fastform Research Limited
    Inventors: David Sheehan, Morgan Tierney
  • Publication number: 20110054516
    Abstract: An embolic protection filter for deployment in a vasculature, the filter having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end having one or more inlet openings sized to allow blood and embolic material enter the filter, and the outlet end of the filter having a plurality of outlet openings sized to allow through passage of blood but to retain undesired embolic material within the filter. The filter is movable between a collapsed configuration for movement through a vasculature, and an outwardly extended configuration for deployment in a vasculature. The filter at least in the collapsed configuration was a guidewire lumen defined at least partially therethrough for passing the filter over a guidewire. The guidewire lumen is defined by a lumen-defining member which is spaced proximally of the distal end of the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: SALVIAC LIMITED
    Inventors: Martin Keegan, Eamon Brady, Brendan Casey, David Vale, John Neilan, Morgan Tierney
  • Patent number: D818118
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Teleflex Life Sciences Unlimited Company
    Inventors: Ronald John Kelly, Alan Fitzgerald, Morgan Tierney
  • Patent number: D856511
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald John Kelly, Alan Fitzgerald, Morgan Tierney
  • Patent number: D869643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFLEX LIFE SCIENCES UNLIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald John Kelly, Alan Fitzgerald, Morgan Tierney