Patents by Inventor N. Sandor Racz

N. Sandor Racz 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: 20200008839
    Abstract: Deployment devices include a locking mechanism configured to secure a medical device to the deployment device. Methods of operating a deployment device include securing a medical device positioned at least partially within at least one cannula of the deployment device with a locking mechanism and releasing the medical device and securing at least a portion of the at least one cannula of the deployment device with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake, Kevin Dean Joiner
  • Patent number: 10448972
    Abstract: Deployment devices include a locking mechanism configured to secure a medical device to the deployment device. Methods of operating a deployment device include securing a medical device positioned at least partially within at least one cannula of the deployment device with a locking mechanism and releasing the medical device and securing at least a portion of the at least one cannula of the deployment device with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake, Kevin Dean Joiner
  • Patent number: 10265504
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are safety neural injection systems and related methods of use comprising a cannula, with or without a side port, and a stylet, defined by a first inside diameter, a first outside diameter, a first length, and an open distal end in fluid communication with the inside and outside of the hollow cannula wherein the medicament is administered with the stylet inserted at least partially within the cannula. In various embodiments, the safety neural injection system comprises a metal ball tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Custom Medical Application
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Publication number: 20190110811
    Abstract: Deployment devices include a locking mechanism configured to secure a medical device to the deployment device. Methods of operating a deployment device include securing a medical device positioned at least partially within at least one cannula of the deployment device with a locking mechanism and releasing the medical device and securing at least a portion of the at least one cannula of the deployment device with the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 18, 2019
    Applicant: Custom Medical Applications Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake, Kevin Dean Joiner
  • Patent number: 10226620
    Abstract: Anchor elements include at least one protrusion configured to extend transversely from a longitudinal axis of the anchor element when the anchor element is in a deployed state. Anchor element assemblies and medical device assemblies may include such anchor elements. Methods of anchoring a medical device within a subject include securing at least a portion of the medical device within a lumen of at least one anchor element and deploying at least one protrusion of the at least one anchor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake
  • Patent number: 10188421
    Abstract: Methods of providing sympathetic nerve blocks comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject. A distal end of the catheter is positioned on a lateral side of at least one vertebra of a vertebral column of the subject proximate to a portion of a sympathetic nervous system of the subject. A medication is supplied through the catheter to effect a sympathetic nerve block in the subject. Methods of alleviating pain in lower extremities of subjects comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject and supplying a medication through the catheter. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering such sympathetic nerve blocks. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering medication to one or more of a peripheral nervous system of a subject and a spinal cord of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Spiel, N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9888940
    Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9808569
    Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CUSTOM MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9801652
    Abstract: A safety neural injection system includes at least a partially hollow cannula having an inside diameter, an outside diameter, a first length, a side port located coaxially along the hollow cannula for fluid communication between the inside and the outside of the hollow cannula, and an open distal end. The safety neural injection system also includes a flexible stylet with a shaped tip. The flexible stylet is capable of being releasably locked in a position within the hollow cannula and extends at least the first length of the hollow cannula. The hollow cannula proximate to the distal end includes a rigid bend so as to facilitate placement of the distal end at the treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Publication number: 20170165478
    Abstract: Anchor elements include at least one protrusion configured to extend transversely from a longitudinal axis of the anchor element when the anchor element is in a deployed state. Anchor element assemblies and medical device assemblies may include such anchor elements. Methods of anchoring a medical device within a subject include securing at least a portion of the medical device within a lumen of at least one anchor element and deploying at least one protrusion of the at least one anchor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake
  • Publication number: 20170119974
    Abstract: Needles include a cannula defining a bore within the cannula, a distal opening of the bore of the cannula, and one or more of at least one protrusion or an enlarged rounded surface on a proximal surface of the needle proximate the distal opening and at least one chamfered surface positioned proximate a tip of the cannula. Methods include forming at least one protrusion on a distal portion of a needle bordering a distal opening of the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Publication number: 20170035457
    Abstract: Methods of providing sympathetic nerve blocks comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject. A distal end of the catheter is positioned on a lateral side of at least one vertebra of a vertebral column of the subject proximate to a portion of a sympathetic nervous system of the subject. A medication is supplied through the catheter to effect a sympathetic nerve block in the subject. Methods of alleviating pain in lower extremities of subjects comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject and supplying a medication through the catheter. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering such sympathetic nerve blocks. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering medication to one or more of a peripheral nervous system of a subject and a spinal cord of a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Douglas J. Spiel, N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9539415
    Abstract: Epidural catheters include a tubular member and at least one bend indicator located proximate a distal end of the tubular member to provide a reference point for a user to bend the catheter. Catheter assemblies may include such catheters. Methods of inserting an epidural catheter having a bent distal end into a patient include bending a catheter at a location proximate at least one bend indicator formed proximate a distal end of the catheter and inserting at least a portion of the catheter into a patient. Methods of making an epidural catheter include forming a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and forming at least one bend indicator on the catheter proximate the distal end of the tubular member to provide a reference point for a user to bend the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, Gabor J. Racz
  • Patent number: 9498595
    Abstract: Methods of providing sympathetic nerve blocks comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject. A distal end of the catheter is positioned on a lateral side of at least one vertebra of a vertebral column of the subject proximate to a portion of a sympathetic nervous system of the subject. A medication is supplied through the catheter to effect a sympathetic nerve block in the subject. Methods of alleviating pain in lower extremities of subjects comprise inserting a portion of a catheter into a subject and supplying a medication through the catheter. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering such sympathetic nerve blocks. Catheters and catheter assemblies may be used in administering medication to one or more of a peripheral nervous system of a subject and a spinal cord of a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Spiel, N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9480800
    Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Publication number: 20160213860
    Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9302072
    Abstract: A novel neural injection system and related methods are herein disclosed. Various embodiments of an embodiment of a neural injection system of the present invention provide for at least one benefit of enhanced injection characteristics, increased operational efficiency, reduced cost per unit, reduced incidence of injury through intraneural/intravascular injection, reduced incidence of injury through pricking/piercing, and/or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications
    Inventor: N. Sandor Racz
  • Patent number: 9265563
    Abstract: An ablation instrument including a body and an ablating member is provided. The body includes a distal end and a surface with the ablating member coupled toward the distal end of the body. The ablating member includes a lesion wire extending through and along a portion of the surface of the body for creating lesions in a target tissue while the body serves to isolate surrounding tissue from the target tissue. A method of ablating a target area is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez
  • Patent number: D781416
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, Gabor J. Racz
  • Patent number: D865165
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Sandor Racz, James Shoemake