Patents by Inventor Sean M. Worthen

Sean M. Worthen 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: 20190217073
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an implantable access port, including forming a port body. The port body can include a fluid cavity located in a central region, the fluid cavity having a base surface lying in a first plane, and a plurality of recessed sections located in a peripheral region surrounding the central region, the plurality of recessed sections having a depth extending from a bottom surface of the peripheral region through the first plane. The method further includes locating a septum over the fluid cavity, and positioning a radiopaque insert in the plurality of recessed sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 10238850
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20180161565
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20150231383
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8998860
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is engraved or otherwise defined by the access port, so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Sheetz, Bret Hamatake, John G. Evans, Richard P. Jenkins, Sean M. Worthen, Loren R. Minert, Alisha M. Hammond, Charles L. Farnworth, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8939947
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on an insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8382724
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20120259296
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is engraved or otherwise defined by the access port, so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Sheetz, Bret Hamatake, John G. Evans, Richard P. Jenkins, Sean M. Worthen, Loren R. Minert, Alisha M. Hammond, Charles L. Farnworth, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20120018073
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: C. R. BARD, INC.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Patent number: 8029482
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen, Kelly B. Powers
  • Publication number: 20100268165
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is included on a molded insert that is incorporated into the access port so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Ketan K. Maniar, Sean M. Worthen
  • Publication number: 20100069743
    Abstract: An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body. Further, the access port may include at least one feature structured and configured for identification of the access port subsequent to subcutaneous implantation. Methods of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port are also disclosed. For example, a subcutaneously implanted access port may be provided and at least one feature of the subcutaneously implanted access port may be perceived. Further, the subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature. In one embodiment, an identification feature is engraved or otherwise defined by the access port, so as to be visible after implantation via x-ray imaging technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Applicant: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Sheetz, Bret Hamatake, John G. Evans, Richard P. Jenkins, Sean M. Worthen, Loren R. Minert, Alisha M. Hammond, Charles L. Farnworth