Patents by Inventor Raymond Bizup

Raymond Bizup 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: 20200009327
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Huber needle assembly that may include an upper body connected to a lower body, the assembly being structured to retain a needle for insertion/extraction of the needle into/from an insertion site. The upper body can statically retain the needle while the lower body may slidably receive the needle. The lower body can further include a catch that engages a tip of the needle and/or misaligns the tip of the needle with a needle aperture of the lower body to place the assembly in a safety-lock position, preventing rebound, needle-stick injury, and/or any type of exposure of the needle tip to an environment outside of the lower body. The assembly can further bias the needle in a direction so as to prevent re-emergence of the needle tip after being withdrawn into the lower body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kurt Shimer, Matthew Gunn, Raymond Bizup
  • Patent number: 10485964
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Patent number: 10441727
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Huber needle assembly that may include an upper body connected to a lower body, the assembly being structured to retain a needle for insertion/extraction of the needle into/from an insertion site. The upper body can statically retain the needle while the lower body may slidably receive the needle. The lower body can further include a catch that engages a tip of the needle and/or misaligns the tip of the needle with a needle aperture of the lower body to place the assembly in a safety-lock position, preventing rebound, needle-stick injury, and/or any type of exposure of the needle tip to an environment outside of the lower body. The assembly can further bias the needle in a direction so as to prevent re-emergence of the needle tip after being withdrawn into the lower body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Shimer, Matthew Gunn, Raymond Bizup
  • Publication number: 20190247640
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20180104442
    Abstract: A cannula-catheter bonding method and apparatus can include a needle having a specifically configured connector end to reduce the risk of the connector end disengaging with an adapter (e.g., a catheter, a cannula, or a connector of a Huber needle assembly, etc.). The specifically configured needle connector end can be a formation, such as a barb, a bead, an annular structure, a rib, etc. The formation can be formed on the connector end, and may be elongated with a conical shaped nose leading to a base with a bottom. The formation can be used to prevent movement of the needle relative to the adapter. A method for producing the formation can include forming a mold for the formation in a plate, where the connector end can then be placed within the mold so that curable material can be disposed within the mold. Upon hardening of the curable material, the formation can take the shape of at least a portion of the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Kurt Shimer, Matthew Gunn, Raymond Bizup
  • Publication number: 20170266392
    Abstract: Disclosed is a Huber needle assembly that may include an upper body connected to a lower body, the assembly being structured to retain a needle for insertion/extraction of the needle into/from an insertion site. The upper body can statically retain the needle while the lower body may slidably receive the needle. The lower body can further include a catch that engages a tip of the needle and/or misaligns the tip of the needle with a needle aperture of the lower body to place the assembly in a safety-lock position, preventing rebound, needle-stick injury, and/or any type of exposure of the needle tip to an environment outside of the lower body. The assembly can further bias the needle in a direction so as to prevent re-emergence of the needle tip after being withdrawn into the lower body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kurt SHIMER, Matthew GUNN, Raymond BIZUP
  • Patent number: 9731104
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Publication number: 20170197072
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Publication number: 20170043152
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly (10) having a housing base (28) with a discharge stem (16), a septum (14) and a cap (36). An interior reservoir (22) is defined by a well (30) in the housing base and the bottom surface of the septum, and a passageway (20) extends from the reservoir through the discharge stem (16). The cap (36) is secured to the housing base (28) and securely retains the septum in the assembly (10), compressing an annular flange (44) of the septum against a septum seat (46) of the housing base. Horizontal ribs on the interior of the cap snap into complementary grooves on the side wall of the housing base to mechanically lock together the cap and housing base during curing of the solvent bonding agent. The cap (48) is mechanically secured to the housing base (28) as well as being bonded thereto. Crush ribs (72) on the interior surface (68) of the cap (36), precisely center the cap about the housing base during assembly and compensating for manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventor: Raymond Bizup
  • Publication number: 20160367792
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden
  • Patent number: 9517329
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 9504815
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge stem, a septum, and a cap. An interior reservoir is defined by a well in the housing base and the bottom surface of the septum, and a passageway extends from the reservoir through the discharge stem. The cap is secured to the housing base and securely retains the septum in the assembly, compressing an annular flange of the septum against a septum seat of the housing base. Horizontal ribs on the interior of the cap snap into complementary grooves on the side wall of the housing base to mechanically lock together the cap and housing base during curing of the solvent bonding agent. The cap is mechanically secured and bonded to the housing base. Crush ribs on the interior surface of the cap, precisely center the cap about the housing base during assembly and compensating for manufacturing tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond Bizup
  • Publication number: 20160325084
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Publication number: 20160325083
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Patent number: 9149621
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for connecting a catheter to a stem. The locking apparatus comprises a collet sleeve, which includes an annular wall defining a center channel and a plurality of resilient prongs protruding inwardly into a portion of the center channel. The locking apparatus also comprises a lockable insert, which includes an annular wall defining a center channel. The center channel of the lockable insert is coaxial with the center channel of the collet sleeve. The lockable insert is configured to be placed at a first locking position in which the annular wall of the lockable insert asserts no or minimal radial compression against the plurality of the resilient prongs of the collet sleeve, and the lockable insert is further configured to be moved to a second locking position in which the annular wall of the lockable insert radially compresses the plurality of the resilient prongs of the collet sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Bizup
  • Patent number: 8696647
    Abstract: A locking component (100,200,300,400) for locking a catheter proximal end onto a stem (16,56) of a medical device. The locking component has upper and lower parts (104,102;204,202) that self-secure to each other, preferably in a first position partially open but still assembled, and a second position, locked fully together. The locking component has a compression surface (106,206) to compress the catheter lumen wall against the stem at a location axially offset from the protuberance(s) along the stem of the medical device. A method is disclosed for mechanically securing a catheter to a medical device that can involve placing the pre-assembled locking component along the catheter prior to securing the proximal catheter end to the stem of the medical device and then moving the locking component into position around the stem and then pressing it together into its second locked position, compressing the catheter lumen wall against the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Mark S. Fisher
  • Patent number: 8608712
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing with a discharge port, and a needle-penetrable septum. An interior reservoir is defined in the assembly, and a passageway extends from the reservoir through the discharge port. The needle access area of the septum includes a tactilely identifiable differentiation along the top surface thereof, such as a ridge, a recess, an X-shaped protrusion, a V-shaped groove, or a bipartite dome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Timothy Schweikert
  • Publication number: 20120041426
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for connecting a catheter to a stem. The locking apparatus comprises a collet sleeve, which includes an annular wall defining a center channel and a plurality of resilient prongs protruding inwardly into a portion of the center channel. The locking apparatus also comprises a lockable insert, which includes an annular wall defining a center channel. The center channel of the lockable insert is coaxial with the center channel of the collet sleeve. The lockable insert is configured to be placed at a first locking position in which the annular wall of the lockable insert asserts no or minimal radial compression against the plurality of the resilient prongs of the collet sleeve, and the lockable insert is further configured to be moved to a second locking position in which the annular wall of the lockable insert radially compresses the plurality of the resilient prongs of the collet sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Raymond Bizup
  • Publication number: 20110264058
    Abstract: A dual reservoir access port includes a base having proximal and distal fluid reservoirs. The fluid reservoirs each comprise a bottom and a side wall. A dual prong outlet stem projects from a distal end of the base and comprises a first prong and a second prong. A first fluid channel extends through the first prong to the distal reservoir, and a second fluid channel extends through the second prong to the proximal fluid reservoir. A puncture shield is disposed between at least a portion of the second fluid channel and the bottom of the distal fluid reservoir. A needle-penetrable septum is disposed atop of each of the fluid reservoirs. A cap is placed over and around the port base compressing and sealing the septa against the base. A locking collar may be placed over a dual lumen catheter to lock the catheter to the dual prong outlet stem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Linden, Raymond Bizup, Cristian M. Ciuciu
  • Publication number: 20110257609
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum, and a cap, with an interior reservoir. The housing base is provided with X-ray discernable indicia to identify an attribute of the assembly after its implantation and clearly appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing the radiologist or technologist and the medical practitioner of that particular attribute. Such indicia can be depicted as cutouts through a disc of radiopaque material where the cutouts are in the form of alphabetical letters such as “CT”, or can be a set of discrete elements of radiopaque material, that are affixed along the bottom surface of the housing base or embedded within the thickness of the bottom housing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Bizup, Kevin Sanford, Christopher Linden