Bard Access Systems, Inc.
|Bard Access Systems, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130317338||Percutaneous Magnetic Gastrostomy - A medical device system includes a needle having a tip including a permanent magnet, and a magnet sensing device including a plurality of sensors configured to detect the magnetic field of the permanent magnet. The magnet sensing device is operable to localize a position of the permanent magnet relative to the magnet sensing device and to indicate a path of the needle on a display.||11-28-2013|
|20130253445||Manufacture of Split Tip Catheters - Multi-lumen catheter devices having at least one split-tipped end are disclosed, together with methods of forming such split tip catheters. In one aspect of the invention, the manufacturing methods can include the steps of: providing a catheter body having at least a first and a second internal lumen extending longitudinally through the catheter body; removing a distal portion of the catheter body to form a first distal tip segment such that the first lumen extends longitudinally within this tip segment beyond the second lumen; and joining a second lumen tip segment to the catheter body in communication with the second lumen. The second tip segment can be joined to the catheter body such that it is at least partially separated from the first tip segment and, in some embodiments, preferably diverges at an angle relative to the first tip segment.||09-26-2013|
|20130123597||Method of Locating the Tip of a Central Venous Catheter - Methods of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) relative to the superior vena cava, sino-atrial node, right atrium, and/or right ventricle using electrocardiogram data. The CVC includes at least one electrode. In particular embodiments, the CVC includes two or three pairs of electrodes. Further, depending upon the embodiment implemented, one or more electrodes may be attached to the patient's skin. The voltage across the electrodes is used to generate a P wave. A reference deflection value is determined for the P wave detected when the tip is within the proximal superior vena cava. Then, the tip is advanced and a new deflection value determined. A ratio of the new and reference deflection values is used to determine a tip location. The ratio may be used to instruct a user to advance or withdraw the tip.||05-16-2013|
|20120277691||Device for Removing a Huber Needle from a Patient - A one-piece connector for removing a housing and needle of a Huber needle assembly from a patient. The connector has a frame that can be positioned about a surface on the housing of the needle assembly and a pair of wings that pivot toward one another to provide a gripping surface.||11-01-2012|
|20120203206||Methods and Apparatus for Inserting Multi-Lumen Split-Tip Catheters Into a Blood Vessel - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for inserting flexible, multi-lumen catheters into blood vessels, and in particular, for inserting flexible, split-tip catheters into blood vessels. The invention accomplishes these objects by temporarily stiffening each catheter lumen and tip independently through use of intra-catheter stiffener elements disposed within the catheter lumens. This provides means for advancing the catheter/stiffeners assembly through a subcutaneous tunnel, and over a plurality of guidewires until a distal tip of the catheter is at a desired position within the vessel. The intra-catheter stiffener elements are sufficiently stiffening to allow advancing the catheter over guidewires, but sufficiently flexible to allow bending and looping of the catheter for proper placement within the vessel.||08-09-2012|
|20120143029||Systems and methods for guiding a medical instrument - 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.||06-07-2012|
|20120059270||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CATHETER NAVIGATION USING ENDOVASCULAR ENERGY MAPPING - Devices and methods for obtaining and using endovascular electrograms in a number of clinical applications and settings are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for locating an indwelling medical device within a vasculature of a patient. The method comprises identifying an endovascular ECG waveform complex from an endovascular ECG signal associated with the indwelling medical device, then calculating an absolute value of the energy of the endovascular ECG waveform complex over a predetermined segment thereof. A position of the medical device within the vasculature is then determined by observation of the absolute value of the energy of the predetermined segment of the endovascular ECG waveform complex.||03-08-2012|
|20120046621||SAFETY NEEDLE WITH COLLAPSIBLE SHEATH - A safety needle device includes a housing, a Huber needle, a cap and a sheath. The Huber needle has a first needle leg disposed in the housing and a second needle leg extending perpendicularly of the first needle leg. The cap is disposed over the second needle leg and is movable relative thereto from a first position with the second needle leg extending through the cap to a second position with a tip of the needle disposed in sealed relation in the cap. The sheath is concentrically disposed on and about the needle in a collapsed state, and secured to and between the housing and the cap. The sheath is extendable from the collapsed state to an extended state in response to movement of the cap from the first position to the second position.||02-23-2012|
|20110196248||APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CATHETER NAVIGATION AND TIP LOCATION - Devices and methods for obtaining and using endovascular electrograms in a number of clinical applications and settings are disclosed. In one embodiment, methods are disclosed for triggering analysis of an endovascular ECG waveform based on the detection of a peak in a skin-based ECG waveform in order to determine a location of an indwelling medical device, such as a catheter. In another embodiment, the position of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature can be determined by analysis of the energy profile of a detected P-wave. In yet other embodiments, magnetic connecting devices for establishing an operable connection through a sterile field are disclosed.||08-11-2011|
|20100331712||METHOD OF LOCATING THE TIP OF A CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER - A method of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) having a distal and proximal pair of electrodes disposed within the superior vena cava, right atrium, and/or right ventricle. The method includes obtaining a distal and proximal electrical signal from the distal and proximal pair of electrodes and using those signals to generate a distal and proximal P wave, respectively. A deflection value is determined for each of the P waves. A ratio of the deflection values is then used to determine a location of the tip of the CVC. Optionally, the CVC may include a reference pair of electrodes disposed within the superior vena cava from which a reference deflection value may be obtained. A ratio of one of the other deflection values to the reference deflection value may be used to determine the location of the tip of the CVC.||12-30-2010|
Patent applications by Bard Access Systems, Inc.