Patents Assigned to B. Braun Medical Inc.
  • Patent number: 10315174
    Abstract: An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a valve including a valve housing and a valve structure located within the valve housing. The valve structure can be configured to permit fluid to flow through the valve when in an open position, and can include a gravity wall wherein, when the valve structure is in the open position, fluid moving through the valve structure moves upward against a force of gravity when travelling through the valve and traversing the gravity wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Karl Konrad, Jr., Mike Janders, Aaron S. Pearl
  • Patent number: 10207046
    Abstract: A template frame for holding a container and one or more additional components in a predetermined first arrangement is disclosed. The template frame has a first pair of stanchions for engaging the container; and additional pairs of stanchions provided for engaging the one or more additional components, wherein each of the additional pairs of stanchions is for engaging one of the one or more additional components, wherein the stanchions are arranged on the template frame for holding the container and the one or more additional components out of direct physical contact from one another in the predetermined first arrangement to be subsequently assembled into a second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignees: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Webster, Steven Zigler, Gregory James Simmons
  • Patent number: 10143985
    Abstract: An exemplary compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a housing, a first fluid line operationally connected to the housing and configured to transport a first volume of fluid per unit time to a final container, a second fluid line operationally connected to the housing and configured to transport a second volume of fluid per unit time to the final container. The device can also include a pump system including, a first pump configured to move a first volume of fluid through a first fluid line, and a second pump configured to move a second volume of fluid through the second fluid line. The pump system can also be configured such that the volume of fluid per unit time delivered by the first and second pumps is different, and/or where the first and second pumps have different head characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Michael Y. Brown, Benjamin R. Lane, Mariano Mumpower
  • Publication number: 20180257835
    Abstract: A flexible container incorporating flexible front and rear sheets with a perimeter seal in which at least one length or section of the perimeter seal can include a seal weld that has both a permanent seal section and a pressure absorbing seal section. The pressure absorbing seal section is configured to peel, fail, or split when the flexible container, filled with a solution or liquid, is dropped onto a hard surface to thereby absorb the impact of the drop. The flexible container can be provided with one or more dispensing and/or additive ports or without any port. The flexible container may include more than one compartments with a peelable seal separating two adjoining compartments of the flexible container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Applicant: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Turner
  • Patent number: 9802172
    Abstract: An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a transfer set and junction structure that has a junction body, a first inlet port located at a first portion of the junction body, a second inlet port located at a second portion of the junction body, and an outlet port located at a third portion of the junction body. The junction structure can be configured to mix fluid received from both the first inlet port and second inlet port and to deliver the fluid to the outlet port. The junction structure can also include attachment structure located on the junction body and configured to attach the junction structure to the housing of the compounding device at a location downstream of a pump system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Mike Janders, Mariano Mumpower, Benjamin R. Lane
  • Patent number: 9802171
    Abstract: An exemplary compounding system and method can include a transfer set that includes a manifold for assisting in transferring a plurality of ingredients from supply container(s) to a final container. The manifold can include a first channel in fluid communication with at least one primary ingredient, and a second channel in fluid communication with a plurality of secondary ingredients. The first channel and second channel can be in fluid isolation from each other such that the at least one primary ingredient does not mix with the plurality of secondary ingredients within the manifold. The transfer set can include a plurality of inlet lines in fluid communication with the manifold and two outlet lines configured for connection to two separate pumps and eventually being in fluid communication with the final container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Karl Konrad, Jr., Joel Bartholomew, Mike Janders, Linda M. Ammermann, Benjamin R. Lane, Mariano Mumpower, Aaron S. Pearl
  • Patent number: 9757509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Carlos A. De La Huerga
  • Patent number: 9750872
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Carlos A. De La Huerga
  • Patent number: 9737700
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a valve structure that is hermetically sealed to a lower flange formed on an IV bag to form a one-way outlet accessible with a luer tip syringe that does not have a needle. The valve structure can include a piston in combination with a disc or disc valve. The piston can have a slit septum or opening allowing access to an interior surface of the piston. The disc valve is typically in a closed position that prevents injections or other incursions into the bag, thus preserving the integrity and sterility of the bag contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth C. Raines
  • Patent number: 9695953
    Abstract: Needleless access port valves are generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to needleless access port valves incorporating a piston comprising slit along an upper piston section for accommodating fluid flow. The slit opens when the piston is compressed by a medical implement, such as a syringe tip, to permit fluid communication between the inlet and the outlet of the vale housing. The slit may be cut using high frequency cutting machine or a multi-axis robot arm and a cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Edwin L. Burnard, David M. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9623389
    Abstract: An exemplary pharmaceutical compounding system and device for mixing materials from at least two distinct material sources can include a valve including a valve housing and a valve structure located within the valve housing. The valve structure can be configured to permit fluid to flow through the valve when in an open position, and can include a gravity wall wherein, when the valve structure is in the open position, fluid moving through the valve structure moves upward against a force of gravity when travelling through the valve and traversing the gravity wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Karl Konrad, Jr., Mike Janders, Aaron S. Pearl
  • Patent number: 9320860
    Abstract: A connector of a self-priming IV set valve including a connector body having a hollow region, and a valve element that is at least partially positioned in the hollow region that is configured to be moved, displaced or punctured by a cap that is releasably connectable to the connector body. When the cap is mounted to the connector, the cap either punctures or moves the valve element and a passageway is formed in the connector such that air and liquid are permitted to pass through the connector and into the cap. When the cap is not mounted to the connector, the valve element of the connector is configured to open under pressure to permit the passage of liquid through the connector and close when pressure ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Grimm, Joel M. Bartholomew, Kenneth C. Raines, Martin Unverdorben
  • Patent number: 9320859
    Abstract: A cap assembly for a self-priming IV set valve includes a body portion that is configured to be removably connected to the IV set valve; a hydrophobic filter that is mounted to the body portion; and an actuator having a free end that is configured to either puncture, move or displace a valve element of the IV set valve. A fluid passageway is disposed either in or along the actuator. When the cap assembly is mounted to the IV set valve, the actuator either punctures, moves or displaces the valve element of the IV set valve such that air and liquid within the IV set valve can flow through the fluid passageway and onto the hydrophobic filter, whereupon the hydrophobic filter of the cap assembly prevents the passage of liquid through the hydrophobic filter while the hydrophobic filter permits the passage of air there-through and into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Grimm, Joel M. Bartholomew, Kenneth C. Raines, Martin Unverdorben
  • Patent number: 9320858
    Abstract: A self-priming IV set valve includes a connector including a valve element that is positioned inside of the connector, and a cap that is removably connected to the connector. When the cap is mounted to the connector a passageway is formed in the connector such that air and liquid are permitted to pass through the connector and into the cap whereupon a hydrophobic filter of the cap prevents the passage of liquid there through while the hydrophobic filter permits the passage of air out of the cap and into the atmosphere. When the cap is not mounted to the connector, the valve element of the connector is configured to open under pressure and close when pressure ceases. Also disclosed is a method of priming the IV set, a cap assembly for a self-priming IV set valve, and a connector for a self-priming IV set valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Grimm, Joel M. Bartholomew, Kenneth C. Raines, Martin Unverdorben
  • Patent number: 9314403
    Abstract: A flexible container for fluid administration is provided having a body defining a cavity, a base, and at least one port comprising a flange in contact with a flange of a terminal port having a punctureable membrane layer. The body has a cross-sectional configuration including a lower body section of a first dimension, a middle body section of a second dimension, and an upper body section of a third dimension, wherein the second dimension is smaller than the first dimension and the third dimension. The flexible container may also include a base having a plurality of creases that are foldable to form two folded ends each including an extension having a base of a first dimension and a tip of a second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Smith, Joachim Beine, Bill Sperko
  • Patent number: 9283332
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sensing bubbles during fluid infusion are disclosed. An infusion device comprises a pathway, a pump adjacent the pathway, one or more bubble sensors, and first and second modules. The pump alters the pathway to pump fluid through tubing received in the pathway. The bubble sensors are configured to detect bubbles in the fluid being pumped through the tubing. The first module is configured to generate a first alarm condition when the bubble sensors detect a bubble having a first volume above a first preselected threshold. The second module is configured to generate a second alarm condition when the bubble sensors detect a plurality of bubbles over a preselected period of time having a combined volume above a second preselected threshold. A third module may be also be used to record a total combined volume of bubbles detected by the bubble sensors during an infusion event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Unverdorben
  • Patent number: 9186455
    Abstract: A venous access device is generally discussed herein with particular discussions extended to port access device having a protective clip. The port access device includes a needle hub having a needle extending therefrom and a catheter hub having a catheter tube extending therefrom with the needle positioned inside the tube in a ready to use position. A tip protector is positioned inside a clip housing, which is positioned in between the catheter hub and the needle hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Moyer
  • Patent number: 8992502
    Abstract: A flexible container for fluid administration is provided having a body defining a cavity, a base, and at least one port comprising a flange in contact with a flange of a terminal port having a punctureable membrane layer. The body has a cross-sectional configuration including a lower body section of a first dimension, a middle body section of a second dimension, and an upper body section of a third dimension, wherein the second dimension is smaller than the first dimension and the third dimension. The flexible container may also include a base having a plurality of creases that are foldable to form two folded ends each including an extension having a base of a first dimension and a tip of a second dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Smith, Joachim Beine, Bill Sperko
  • Publication number: 20140249486
    Abstract: A connector of a self-priming IV set valve including a connector body having a hollow region, and a valve element that is at least partially positioned in the hollow region that is configured to be moved, displaced or punctured by a cap that is releasably connectable to the connector body. When the cap is mounted to the connector, the cap either punctures or moves the valve element and a passageway is formed in the connector such that air and liquid are permitted to pass through the connector and into the cap. When the cap is not mounted to the connector, the valve element of the connector is configured to open under pressure to permit the passage of liquid through the connector and close when pressure ceases.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Grimm, Joel M. Bartholomew, Kenneth C. Raines, Martin Unverdorben
  • Patent number: D810287
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Bellenoit, Bruce Brunetti, Scott Moyer, Frank Starner, Tom Sutton, Steve Weber, Cheryl Wozniak