Patents by Inventor Thomas S. Russell

Thomas S. Russell 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: 20180229003
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180229004
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Patent number: 9950139
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20180028780
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich
  • Publication number: 20160331938
    Abstract: An insertion device for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion device combines needle insertion, guidewire advancement, catheter insertion, and needle shielding in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion device comprises a housing including a hollow needle distally extending from the housing. At least a portion of the catheter is pre-disposed over the needle such that the catheter is disposed substantially external to the housing. A guidewire is included, as well as an advancement assembly that is configured to selectively advance the distal end of the guidewire out a distal opening of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. The advancement assembly is further configured to enable distal catheter advancement before shielding the needle after use. The insertion device is configured to be grasped and used by a single hand of a user during advancement of the guidewire and the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Huy Ngoc Tran, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Amir Orome, Jordan P. Diamond, Eric W. Lindekugel, Mark A. Christensen, Jay A. Muse
  • Publication number: 20160256667
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly with a first finger pad is included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. A catheter advancement assembly with a second finger pad is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. The finger pads are positioned such that a user can begin to advance the second finger pad after advancing the first finger pad without substantially re-positioning the thumb or finger of the user so as to successively advance the guidewire and catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Publication date: September 8, 2016
    Inventors: Rex A. Ribelin, Daniel B. Blanchard, Thomas S. Russell, Matthew C. Rich, Jay A. Muse
  • Publication number: 20150231364
    Abstract: An insertion tool for inserting a catheter into a patient's body is disclosed. The insertion tool unifies needle insertion, guidewire advancement, and catheter insertion in a single device. In one embodiment, the insertion tool comprises a housing in which at least a portion of the catheter is initially disposed, a hollow needle distally extending from the housing with at least a portion of the catheter pre-disposed over the needle, and a guidewire pre-disposed within the needle. A guidewire advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the guidewire distally past a distal end of the needle in preparation for distal advancement of the catheter. In one embodiment a catheter advancement assembly is also included for selectively advancing the catheter into the patient. Each advancement assembly can include a slide or other actuator that enables a user to selectively advance the desired component. Guidewire and catheter locking systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel B. Blanchard, Rex A. Ribelin, Thomas S. Russell, Jason R. Stats, Joshua D. Sherwood, Jay A. Muse, Andrew C. Sheffield, Matthew C. Rich