09636031 is referenced by 6 patents and cites 1703 patents.

An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to introduction of the catheter. ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart. Stylets and catheters including various multiple bipolar and monopolar electrode configurations are also disclosed.

Title
Stylets for use with apparatus for intravascular placement of a catheter
Application Number
12/893916
Publication Number
9636031 (B2)
Application Date
September 29, 2010
Publication Date
May 2, 2017
Inventor
Jeremy B Cox
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Agent
Rutan & Tucker
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 90/00
A61B 90/40
A61B 46/00
A61M 25/01
A61B 5/06
A61B 34/20
A61B 8/08
A61B 5/042
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