Patents by Inventor Raymond R. Bizup

Raymond R. 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: 20180326196
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20170136179
    Abstract: A Huber needle assembly. The Huber needle assembly includes a housing, a Huber needle having a bent tip, a base through which the Huber needle is slidably disposed, a tip block mechanism, and a safety or restraint mechanism. The tip block mechanism includes a needle block slidably disposed within the base and urged by a spring to block the tip of the Huber needle when the tip of the Huber needle is retracted into the base. In one exemplary embodiment, the safety or restraint mechanism includes a cable having a first end anchored within the housing and a second end anchored within the base. The cable restrains movement of the housing relative to the base. In another exemplary embodiment, the safety or restraint mechanism includes a collar disposed within the base. The collar is configured to prevent passage of the bent tip of the Huber needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Fisher, Christopher Linden, Cristian M. Ciuciu, Raymond R. Bizup
  • Publication number: 20170056638
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 9533133
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 8852160
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base, a flange, and a septum. The housing base defines an interior reservoir. The flange includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the flange from a top surface to a bottom surface of the flange. According to one aspect, the flange may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material of the flange, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the flange may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the flange applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20130237928
    Abstract: A Huber needle assembly. The Huber needle assembly includes a housing, a Huber needle having a bent tip, a base through which the Huber needle is slidably disposed, a tip block mechanism, and a safety or restraint mechanism. The tip block mechanism includes a needle block slidably disposed within the base and urged by a spring to block the tip of the Huber needle when the tip of the Huber needle is retracted into the base. In one exemplary embodiment, the safety or restraint mechanism includes a cable having a first end anchored within the housing and a second end anchored within the base. The cable restrains movement of the housing relative to the base. In another exemplary embodiment, the safety or restraint mechanism includes a collar disposed within the base. The collar is configured to prevent passage of the bent tip of the Huber needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Fisher, Christopher Linden, Cristian M. Ciuciu, Raymond R. Bizup
  • Publication number: 20120283554
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC, MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Publication number: 20120283560
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base, a flange, and a septum. The housing base defines an interior reservoir. The flange includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the flange from a top surface to a bottom surface of the flange. According to one aspect, the flange may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material of the flange, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the flange may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the flange applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: INNOVATIVE MEDICAL DEVICES, LLC, MEDICAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 8257325
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a housing base with a discharge port, a septum and a cap. An interior reservoir is defined by a well in the housing base and a bottom of the septum, and a passageway extends from the reservoir through the discharge port. The housing base includes a base flange having integrally molded therein indicia identifying an attribute of the assembly. The indicia could be formed of base flange material, or could be formed by voids in the base flange material. If of plastic material, the molded indicia could be applied with a radiopaque agent, thereby allowing the indicia (“CT”) to appear on an X-ray of the patient in a manner informing a practitioner of a particular attribute of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Medical Components, Inc., Innovative Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 7972314
    Abstract: A venous access port having a port body, a septum, a chamber and a discharge port with a passageway extending therethrough outwardly from the chamber. The central region of the chamber is elevated with respect to the periphery of the chamber floor adjacent the chamber side wall and may be convex or conical, with the chamber floor periphery defining a vortex flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin Sanford
  • Publication number: 20070233018
    Abstract: A venous access port (100,100A) having a port body (102), a septum (104), a chamber (112,112A) and a discharge port (108) with a passageway (110) extending therethrough outwardly from the chamber. The central region of the chamber (112,112A) is elevated with respect to the periphery of the chamber floor adjacent the chamber side wall and may be convex or conical, with the chamber floor periphery defining a vortex flow path (116,116A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 4, 2007
    Applicant: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin Sanford
  • Patent number: D562443
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2008
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth M. Zinn, Mark S. Fisher, Kevin Sanford, William Shaun Wall, Raymond R. Bizup, Timothy M. Schweikert