Custom Medical Applications, Inc.
|Custom Medical Applications, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150094685||CATHETERS INCLUDING BEND INDICATORS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING SUCH CATHETERS AND RELATED METHODS - Epidural catheters include a tubular member and at least one bend indicator located proximate a distal end of the tubular member to provide a reference point for a user to bend the catheter. Catheter assemblies may include such catheters. Methods of inserting an epidural catheter having a bent distal end into a patient include bending a catheter at a location proximate at least one bend indicator formed proximate a distal end of the catheter and inserting at least a portion of the catheter into a patient. Methods of making an epidural catheter include forming a tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and forming at least one bend indicator on the catheter proximate the distal end of the tubular member to provide a reference point for a user to bend the catheter.||04-02-2015|
|20150018822||NEEDLE ASSEMBLIES AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN ABLATION PROCEDURES AND RELATED METHODS - Needle assemblies for use in ablation procedures include a needle having an electrically conductive portion and at least one conductive member extending at least partially through a bore of the needle. A portion of the at least one conductive member is physically and electrically connected to the electrically conductive portion of the needle. Ablation systems and methods of ablation may include such needle assemblies. Methods of forming needle assemblies for use in ablation procedures include disposing at least one conductive member within a needle and physically and electrically connecting the at least one conductive member to an electrically conductive portion of the needle.||01-15-2015|
|20150011873||CATHETERS, CATHETERS FOR USE IN ULTRASOUND GUIDED PROCEDURES, AND RELATED METHODS - Catheters include a catheter tube and an echogenic structure extending from a proximal portion of the catheter tube to a distal end of the catheter tube where a portion of the echogenic structure is at least partially formed in the distal end of the catheter tube. Such catheters may exhibit improved echogenicity. Methods of forming a tool for a clinical procedure performed upon a subject utilizing ultrasound guidance include forming a catheter and forming a portion of an echogenic structure within a distal end of the catheter. Methods of ultrasound guidance for a clinical procedure performed upon a subject may include such catheters.||01-08-2015|
|20140296828||STYLET ASSEMBLIES, CATHETER KITS AND ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING STYLET ASSSEMBLIES, AND RELATED METHODS - Stylet assemblies include one or more securing members extending from a base portion of the stylet assembly and configured to removably attach to a portion of an associated structure. Catheter kits and catheter assemblies may include such stylet assemblies. Methods of using a catheter assembly may include inserting at least a portion of a stylet coupled to a stylet cap in a catheter associated with a catheter connection and securing a portion of the stylet cap to only a portion of the catheter connection hub.||10-02-2014|
|20110172542||Ultrasound guided echogenic catheter and related methods - Described are methods and apparatus for ultrasound guidance of a tool for a clinical procedure performed upon a subject, wherein the improvement includes a catheter having an echogenic structure disposed in a distal portion of the catheter, which increases the echogenicity of the catheter.||07-14-2011|
|20090292273||Catheter connection hub - Fluid communication to an end of a catheter is afforded through a connection hub selectively attachable thereto. The connection hub includes a catheter-receiving element and a fluid-coupling element that are relatively rotatable coaxially between one of two states by way of a determinant assembly feature. The first state is an unlocked state and the second state is a locked state. The unlocked state is for determinately receiving a catheter and the locked state is for determinately securing the catheter. A method of making a connection hub is also provided.||11-26-2009|
|20090187140||Flow elements for use with flexible spinal needles, needle assemblies and methods therefor - A flow element for use with flexible needles and flexible needle assemblies to minimize flow occlusion within a flexible needle is provided. The flow element is particularly suited for uses with a flexible needle for minimizing incidence of post-dural puncture headache. The flow element includes a body having an internal flow path for conducting a fluid through a flexible needle, and an anti-restriction member. The anti-restriction member includes an elongated body, a proximal end coupled to the body within the internal flow path, and a distal end for disposing at least a portion of the elongated body within a flexible needle. A flexible spinal needle assembly for minimizing flow occlusion through an internal flow path of a flexible needle by unintended kinking that is potentially caused by ligament or muscle layer movements is also provided. In other embodiments, a flexible spinal needle assembly, a flexible spinal needle assembly kit, a method for installing a flexible spinal needle assembly, and a process for producing a flow element are provided.||07-23-2009|
Patent applications by Custom Medical Applications, Inc.