08177762 is referenced by 48 patents and cites 551 patents.

A septum for use in access port for providing subcutaneous access to a patient is disclosed. More particularly, a septum including at least one topographical feature configured for identification of the septum is disclosed. An access port including such a septum is also disclosed. In addition, an access port comprising a septum and a means for identification of the septum is disclosed. Also, a method of identifying a subcutaneously implanted access port is disclosed. Specifically, an access port including a septum may be provided and at least one topographical feature of the septum of the access port may be perceived. The subcutaneously implanted access port may be identified in response to perceiving the at least one feature of the septum of the access port.

Title
Septum including at least one identifiable feature, access ports including same, and related methods
Application Number
11/320223
Publication Number
8177762 (B2)
Application Date
December 28, 2005
Publication Date
May 15, 2012
Inventor
Kelly B Powers
North Salt Lake
UT, US
Steven J Tallarida
Mansfield
MA, US
Jay D Gerondale
Newbury Park
CA, US
Eddie K Burnside
Grantsville
UT, US
Jim C Beasley
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
Rutan & Tucker
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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