Patents by Inventor Robert N. Golden

Robert N. Golden 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: 20200237255
    Abstract: A method of training includes providing a medical device having a tangible proximal portion including a magnetic element, and using a virtual tracking system to simulate a distal portion of the medical device. The virtual tracking system can include a tracking component and a display. The tracking component can be configured to detect a magnetic field of the magnetic element and to generate magnetic field strength data. The tracking component can include a processor that iteratively computes position data of the distal portion of the medical device according to the magnetic field strength data to simulate insertion of the distal portion of the medical device into a body of a patient. The display can be configured to depict an image of the position data of the distal portion of the medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Robert N. Golden
  • Publication number: 20200138332
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body utilizing ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. The guidance system can include an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a blood vessel. One or more sensors can be included with the probe. The sensors can sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system can include a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system can include a display for depicting the position of the needle. A needle assembly including a hub, cannula, and magnetic element is also disclosed, wherein a magnetic axis of the magnetic element is configured to be coaxially aligned with the needle cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jon B. Newman, Sarah L. Creasy, Randi Cleverly, Michael S. Guthrie, Joseph J. Stupak, JR., Glade H. Howell, Eddie K. Burnside, Bret Hamatake, Chad A. Hadley, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 10602958
    Abstract: A virtual tracking system for a virtual medical device. The virtual medical device may include a tangible proximal portion that at least temporarily has a magnetic element attached thereto. The system includes a tracking circuit configured to track movement of the virtual medical device and a display. The tracking circuit may include at least one reception component configured to detect a magnetic field of the magnetic element and to generate magnetic field strength data. The tracking circuit may also include a processor that iteratively computes position data of a virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device according to the magnetic field strength data so as to simulate insertion of the virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device into a body of a patient. The display may be configured to depict an image of the computed position data of the virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 10524691
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. A needle assembly including a hub, cannula, and magnetic element is also disclosed, wherein a magnetic axis of the magnetic element is configured to be coaxially aligned with the needle cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon B. Newman, Randi Cleverly, Glade H. Howell, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 10342575
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. The needle can include a donut-shaped magnet disposed about the needle cannula, or a removable stylet with a magnetic element and a strain gauge for detection of the needle distal tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden, Eddie K. Burnside
  • Publication number: 20190175429
    Abstract: A support structure device with an optional anti-skid/anti-tip structure is configured to assist a human patient to rise. The support structure with the optional anti-skid/anti-tip structure includes a tube bent into a shape described by way of a reference frustum such as a four-sided truncated pyramid. Each side of a top rectangular perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding side of the bottom rectangular perimeter, and each parallel side of a first trapezoidal perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding parallel side of a second trapezoidal perimeter. The anti-skid/anti-tip structure optionally includes a plurality of first coupling locations, an enclosure region, and anti-skid/anti-tip wings having anti-skid/anti-tip components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Curtis S. King, Robert N. Golden, Steve Vincent
  • Patent number: 10292884
    Abstract: A support structure device is configured to assist a human patient to rise. The support structure includes a tube bent into a shape described by way of a reference frustum such as a four-sided truncated pyramid. Each side of a top rectangular perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding side of the bottom rectangular perimeter, and each parallel side of a first trapezoidal perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding parallel side of a second trapezoidal perimeter. The reference frustum has a height between 10 and 18 inches, the top rectangular perimeter has a length between 10 and 16 inches and a width between 6 and 14 inches, and the bottom rectangular perimeter has a length between 12 and 18 inches and a width between 8 and 16 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lucent Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Curtis S. King, Robert N. Golden, Steve Vincent
  • Patent number: 10238418
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system and method for placing a catheter in a patient body. The system may include a system console having a display, a tip location sensor operably connected to the system console and placed onto a body of a patient. The tip location sensor may be designed to sense a magnetic field of a first medical device. The system may also include an ECG tip confirmation component operably connected to the system console via the tip location sensor, and an ultrasound probe operably connected to the system console, the ultrasound probe including one or more magnetic sensors designed to sense a magnetic field of a second medical device different from the first medical device. The system may further include a processor associated with the console designed to utilize data relating to the magnetic field of the second medical device to determine a position and/or orientation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Publication number: 20180116551
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. A needle assembly including a hub, cannula, and magnetic element is also disclosed, wherein the cannula is substantially non-magnetic so as to not distort the magnetic field of the magnetic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon B. Newman, Robert N. Golden, Sarah L. Creasy, R. B. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20170281443
    Abstract: A support structure device is configured to assist a human patient to rise. The support structure includes a tube bent into a shape described by way of a reference frustum such as a four-sided truncated pyramid. Each side of a top rectangular perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding side of the bottom rectangular perimeter, and each parallel side of a first trapezoidal perimeter of the frustum is shorter than a corresponding parallel side of a second trapezoidal perimeter. The reference frustum has a height between 10 and 18 inches, the top rectangular perimeter has a length between 10 and 16 inches and a width between 6 and 14 inches, and the bottom rectangular perimeter has a length between 12 and 18 inches and a width between 8 and 16 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Curtis S. King, Robert N. Golden, Steve Vincent
  • Publication number: 20170079548
    Abstract: A virtual tracking system for a virtual medical device. The virtual medical device may include a tangible proximal portion that at least temporarily has a magnetic element attached thereto. The system includes a tracking circuit configured to track movement of the virtual medical device and a display. The tracking circuit may include at least one reception component configured to detect a magnetic field of the magnetic element and to generate magnetic field strength data. The tracking circuit may also include a processor that iteratively computes position data of a virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device according to the magnetic field strength data so as to simulate insertion of the virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device into a body of a patient. The display may be configured to depict an image of the computed position data of the virtual distal portion of the virtual medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Robert N. Golden
  • Publication number: 20170020561
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. The needle can include a donut-shaped magnet disposed about the needle cannula, or a removable stylet with a magnetic element and a strain gauge for detection of the needle distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 9521961
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. In other embodiments, a guidance system for guiding rigid or other medical instruments is disclosed, together with various example implementations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred E. Silverstein, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 9339340
    Abstract: A medical instrument guiding device includes a body base component, and a guide body upper component assembled to the body base component. The guide body upper component has a substantially semi-spherical shape to house a medical instrument guide ball resting on a friction surface located within the body base component. The surface of the guide body upper component includes a cut out working area, and a surface of the medical instrument guide ball is exposed by the cut out working area. A medical instrument port is arranged on a truncated surface of the medical instrument guide ball, and a medical instrument may be passed through the medical instrument port. The medical instrument guide ball permits the medical instrument to be moved in three dimensions. The medical instrument port permits the medical instrument to be advanced into a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Lucent Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert N. Golden, Curtis S. King
  • Publication number: 20150297114
    Abstract: An integrated catheter placement system and method for placing a catheter in a patient body. The system may include a system console having a display, a tip location sensor operably connected to the system console and placed onto a body of a patient. The tip location sensor may be designed to sense a magnetic field of a first medical device. The system may also include an ECG tip confirmation component operably connected to the system console via the tip location sensor, and an ultrasound probe operably connected to the system console, the ultrasound probe including one or more magnetic sensors designed to sense a magnetic field of a second medical device different from the first medical device. The system may further include a processor associated with the console designed to utilize data relating to the magnetic field of the second medical device to determine a position and/or orientation thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Patent number: 8971994
    Abstract: A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion thereof into a patient. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of detected position data relating to a location marker, such as a permanent magnet, then determining a possible first position thereof. A first confidence level relating to a match between the first set of detected position data and a first set of predicted position data is assigned. A determination is made whether the first confidence level meets or exceeds a first threshold. If the first confidence level meets or exceeds the first threshold, a determination is then made whether the first position of the location marker is within a first detection zone. If the first position of the location marker is within the first detection zone, the first position of the location marker is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Eddie K. Burnside, Shayne Messerly, Robert N. Golden, Rand W. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140275763
    Abstract: An endoscopic device having a one-handed, either-handed steering mechanism is presented. The endoscopic device includes some components that are sterile and used on only a single patient. The single-use components are medically disposed of after exposure to a non-sterile environment such as an internal body cavity of a patient. The endoscopic device also includes some reusable components that are not exposed to a non-sterile environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Lucent Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis S. King, Steve Vincent, Robert N. Golden, Fred E. Silverstein
  • Publication number: 20140107475
    Abstract: A guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system includes an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors may be associated with the probe. The system may include a medical device, such as a needle, separate from the probe, the medical device having a magnetic field associated therewith. The system may include a processor that uses data relating to the magnetic field sensed by the one or more sensors to determine a position and/or orientation of the medical device. The system may also include a display that shows an image of the internal body portion target taken by the ultrasound imaging probe and a depiction of the medical device positioned and/or oriented with respect to the image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Cox, Jiaye Z. Jho, Robert N. Golden
  • Publication number: 20140073854
    Abstract: An endoscopic device has a tubular body with a retention channel substantially extending axially along the tube body. A medical tube is removably arranged in the retention channel and held in place by friction. A cable assembly is arranged between the medical tube and the surface of the retention channel. The cable assembly includes a shaped end fixture that is drawn between the medical tube and the retention channel when the cable is pulled, thereby releasing the medical tube from the tube body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: LUCENT MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Vincent, Curtis S. King, Robert N. Golden, Fred E. Silverstein
  • Publication number: 20140031674
    Abstract: A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the sensed characteristic to determine a 3-D position of the needle. The system includes a display for depicting the position of the needle. A needle assembly including a hub, cannula, and magnetic element is also disclosed, wherein a magnetic axis of the magnetic element is configured to be coaxially aligned with the needle cannula.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Jon B. Newman, Sarah L. Montgomery, Randi Cleverly, Michael S. Guthrie, Joseph J. Stupak, JR., Glade H. Howell, Eddie K. Burnside, Bret Hamatake, Chad A. Hadley, Robert N. Golden