Patents Assigned to Baxter Healthcare
  • Patent number: 11564867
    Abstract: A sterile solution product bag includes sterilization grade filter integrated directly into the product bag such that microbial and particulate matter filtration can be performed using the filter directly at the point of fill. The filter can include a hollow fiber filter membrane contained in a stem connected to a bladder of the product bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Bernd Krause, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ying-Cheng Lo, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Patent number: 11554200
    Abstract: A gravity fed peritoneal dialysis (“PD”) machine includes: a frame configured to be set on a supporting surface; at least one load cell; a scale platform supported by the frame via the at least one load cell positioned between the frame and the scale platform; a drain container support in mechanical communication with and extending downwardly from the scale platform, the machine configured such that when the frame is set on the supporting surface, at least one fresh PD fluid supply container is supportable by the scale platform above the at least one load cell and at least one used PD fluid drain container is supportable by the drain container support below the at least one load cell, so that a combined weight of fresh PD fluid and used PD fluid may be sensed by the at least one load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Ying-Cheng Lo, Aaron W. Brown, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Ieng Kin Lao, Zachariah Louis Fuller, Aaron Joseph Geier, Alan John Harvey, Leansu Kiatoukaysy Lo
  • Patent number: 11547797
    Abstract: A syringe system includes a syringe and a filtration device connected to the syringe for sterilizing and introducing fluid into the syringe. The syringe includes a syringe barrel having a proximal end defining a barrel opening, a distal end defining a delivery opening, a bore extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a stopper disposed in the bore of the syringe barrel. The filtration device has an inlet and an outlet coupled in fluid communication with the delivery opening at the distal end of the syringe barrel. The filtration device includes a stem and a filter membrane disposed in line with the stem. The filter membrane optionally has a plurality of pores each with a nominal pore size in a range of approximately 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.5 ?m such that a pharmaceutical fluid can be introduced as a sterilized pharmaceutical fluid into the bore of the syringe barrel by passing through the filtration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Marc Steven Minkus, Ying-Cheng Lo, Mark Joseph Doty, Thomas Edward Dudar, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Bernd Krause, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Patent number: 11540777
    Abstract: Sensing systems, connectors, and methods include a housing, including a sensor and a locking mechanism, a junction, and a membrane. The junction includes a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, and a receiving mechanism. The receiving mechanism is removably attachable to the locking mechanism. The membrane is disposed within the junction, and is in fluid communication with the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet. The sensor senses a property of a fluid across the membrane when the locking mechanism is attached to the receiving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventor: Kent Lane Lurvey
  • Patent number: 11529465
    Abstract: A method of operating an infusion pump includes transmitting light through or around a drop of fluid suspended from an end of a drip tube for the infusion pump, the end of the drip tube located in a drip chamber for the infusion pump, wherein the drip tube is configured for connection to a source of the fluid; receiving, using an optical system for the pump, light transmitted through or around the drop; transmitting, to a specially programmed microprocessor and using the optical system, data regarding the received light; and, using the microprocessor to calculate a volume of the drop using the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hungerford, Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 11524103
    Abstract: A hemodiafiltration system with a disposable pumping unit is disclosed. An example system includes a medical fluid pump actuator, a medical fluid heater, a blood filter and a disposable unit. The example disposable unit includes a medical fluid cassette portion including a medical fluid cassette housing configured to be operatively connected to the medical fluid pump actuator to pump medical fluid through the medical fluid cassette portion when the medical fluid cassette portion is in fluid communication with a medical fluid source. The example medical fluid cassette portion is also configured to be placed in fluid communication with the blood filter and with an extracorporeal circuit communicating with the blood filter, the fluid communication enabling hemodiafiltration to be performed. The example disposable unit also includes a heater bag configured to be placed in operable communication with the medical fluid heater and in fluid communication with the medical fluid cassette portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Ying-Cheng Lo, Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Justin Rohde
  • Patent number: 11524270
    Abstract: A method of mixing a pharmaceutical solution including adding a gas into an interior compartment of a mix bag to form a headspace. The interior compartment of the mix bag includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The headspace adjacent to the top portion contains gas. The method includes adding a solvent into the mix bag, and establishing a bubble column in the interior compartment by activating a recirculation assembly. The recirculation assembly includes a connecting pathway operably coupled to a recirculation pump. A first end of the connecting pathway is coupled to a top gas recirculation port and a second end is coupled to a bottom gas recirculation port of the mix bag such that the recirculation pump draws the gas from the headspace and delivers the gas to the interior compartment via the bottom gas recirculation port. The method includes adding a solute into the mix bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: William Spencer Hurst, Kent Alan Williams, Donald A. Smith, Michael P. Wehrli, Luis Ernesto Criales Escobar, Jessica Tam, Joseph Edward Bigalke, Gert Najdeni, Karan Kerwell, Lushan Zhou, Michael Imeobong Essien
  • Patent number: 11511026
    Abstract: Peritoneal dialysis, such as automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) is provided with any one or more or all of the following sensing or feedback features: impedance sensing to detect peritonitis, temperature sensing to detect peritonitis, bio-MEMS sensing to detect peritonitis, and glucose control for diabetes patients, wherein each sensing or feedback feature analyzes patient effluent fluid or fluid dwelling within a patient's peritoneal cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Sukhraaj Basati, Shantanu Avinash Gadre, Mohammad Ali Jamnia, Lakshmy M. Nair, William J. O'Reilly, Marta Wlodarczyk
  • Patent number: 11511009
    Abstract: A product bag includes a bladder and an elongated filtration device. The bladder includes opposing first and second film layers defining a product chamber. The first and second film layers are sealed together along a perimeter seal extending along at least a portion of a perimeter of the bladder. The elongated filtration device includes a housing, a filtration membrane disposed in the housing, an inlet adapted for receiving a fluid to be filtered, and an outlet in fluid communication with the product chamber. A majority of the elongated filtration device is embedded between the first and second film layers of the perimeter seal of the bladder to provide for a compact form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: William Spencer Hurst, Steven Clarence Jepson, Grant Anthony Bomgaars, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Thomas Edward Dudar, Ying-Cheng Lo, Bernd Krause, Mark Edward Pasmore, Michael Joseph Sadowski, Anastasios Hristakos, Joseph Vincent Ranalletta
  • Patent number: 11511025
    Abstract: A medical fluid treatment system includes a source of purified water; at least one concentrate for mixing with the water from the source to form a treatment fluid; a disposable set including a pumping portion, a concentrate line in fluid communication with the concentrate source and the pumping portion, and a patient line in fluid communication with the pumping portion, the patient line including a filter having a membrane configured to filter the treatment fluid, the filter configured such that (i) fresh treatment fluid flowing from the pumping portion towards a patient flows through the membrane and (ii) used treatment fluid flowing through the filter from the patient to the pumping portion bypasses the membrane; and a medical fluid delivery machine including a pump actuator operable with the pumping portion of the disposable set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: John Norman, Edward Szpara, Karl Cazzini
  • Patent number: 11511041
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for integrating medical device data are disclosed. In an example embodiment, a processor receives infusion therapy progress data, receives renal failure therapy progress data, and displays derivative data types. Each of the derivative data types includes at least one infusion parameter, at least renal failure therapy parameter, and at least one of the mathematical operation. The example data processor receives a selection of one of the derivative data types, and calculates derivative data by applying the at least one mathematical operation, as specified by the derivative data type, to infusion therapy progress data that relates to the at least one infusion parameter, as specified by the derivative data type, and renal failure therapy progress data that relates to the at least one renal failure therapy parameter, as specified by the derivative data type. The processor also displays the derivative data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Jonathan Alan Handler
  • Patent number: 11500872
    Abstract: A graph database for outbreak tracking and management is disclosed. In an example embodiment, an outbreak management system includes a memory device storing instructions that define a graph database for disease outbreak tracking. The instructions specify for a given host that a host node is created and an episode node is connected to the host node via a ‘case’ link. The episode node is associated with episode parameters that are related to a disease classification of the host. In addition, the instructions specify that an outbreak node is connected to the episode node via a ‘part of’ link to indicate that the host has become part of an outbreak of the disease. The outbreak node is connected to a definition node via a ‘defined as’ link. The definition node specifies disease parameters of the disease that is related to the outbreak node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Paul Randall, Ian Smith, Jonathan Haynes, Sam Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 11491321
    Abstract: A pneumatic system for a medical fluid machine operating a medical fluid cassette, the pneumatic system including an interface for supplying positive pneumatic pressure and negative pneumatic pressure to the medical fluid cassette; a source of positive pneumatic pressure; a source of negative pneumatic pressure; and a pneumatic pump including a first head and a second head, wherein the first head is dedicated to supplying positive pneumatic pressure to the positive pneumatic pressure source and the second head is dedicated to supplying negative pneumatic pressure to the negative pneumatic pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Paul R. Chapman, Robert W. Childers, Gideon Hecht, Anders Wellings
  • Patent number: 11484469
    Abstract: A reconstitution device includes a body, a first piercing member located at a first end of the body, and a receptacle located at the second end of the body. The receptacle includes a collar configured to engage a vial, and a cap extending from the collar and holding a second piercing member. The second piercing member is disposed within the collar. The reconstitution device includes a first fluid pathway formed within and extending from the first piercing member to the second piercing member. The reconstitution device includes a second fluid pathway formed within and extending from the second piercing member to a portion of the body between the first piercing member and the second piercing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Freddy Desbrosses, Pierpaolo Padula, Marjorie Desriaux, Yannis Abdessalem, Diego Santo-Domingo Porqueras
  • Patent number: 11478566
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hemostatic porous composite sponge comprising: i) a matrix of a biomaterial; and ii) one hydrophilic polymeric component comprising reactive groups wherein i) and ii) are associated with each other so that the reactivity of the polymeric component is retained, wherein associated means that said polymeric component is coated onto a surface of said matrix of a biomaterial, or said matrix is impregnated with said polymeric material, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Hans Christian Hedrich, Joris Hoefinghoff
  • Patent number: 11465099
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a water purification apparatus that comprises a reverse osmosis device, RO-device, producing a purified water flow and to a corresponding method. The proposed method comprises detecting at least one fluid property of purified water in the purified water path and regulating a flow rate of water in the recirculation path to fulfill one or more predetermined criteria of the purified water in the purified water path, based on the at least one detected fluid property. The present disclosure also relates to a computer program and a computer program product implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Peter Sendelius, Henrik Lindgren, Robert Hallström, Carl-Henry Örndal
  • Patent number: 11458232
    Abstract: A medical fluid delivery system including remote machine updating and control is disclosed. An example medical fluid delivery system includes a medical fluid delivery device for a patient. The medical fluid delivery system also includes a server in communication with the medical fluid delivery device and a software application for a mobile device. The software application causes an icon to be displayed representing the medical fluid delivery device. The medical fluid delivery system further includes a first communication link between the medical fluid delivery device and the server, and a second communication link between the server and the software application. The software application receives status updates from the medical fluid delivery device via the server and the first and second links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventor: Christopher Daniel Gassman
  • Patent number: 11439736
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a dialysis machine including at least one pump positioned and arranged to pump a dialysis fluid; and a dialysis fluid source located separate from and in fluid communication with the dialysis fluid machine, the dialysis fluid source including a purified water line for carrying purified water, a source of a first concentrate, a source of a second concentrate, a first concentrate pump positioned and arranged to pump first concentrate from the first concentrate source, and a second concentrate pump positioned and arranged to pump second concentrate from the second concentrate source, wherein dialysis fluid is prepared for delivery from the dialysis fluid source to the dialysis machine by mixing the purified water with the first concentrate pumped by the first concentrate pump and the second concentrate pumped by the second concentrate pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Justin B. Rohde, Shincy J. Maliekkal
  • Patent number: 11433178
    Abstract: Infusion pump alignment features for vertically-oriented IV tubes are disclosed. In an example, an infusion pump housing includes a tube channel having a radial curvature for bending an IV tube from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation when the infusion pump is positioned for operation. The housing also includes a hood having a first side and a second side that are divided by the tube channel. The infusion pump has a door that is connected to the housing for enclosing the tube channel and the hood. The door includes a cavity having dimensions to receive the hood when the door is in a closed position. The hood is configured to engage the cavity to prevent the door from closing if the IV tube is not positioned along the tube channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Steve Pippin, Kevin Boron, Robert Cuevas
  • Patent number: D963579
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Baruch Levy, Yochay Kaplan, Eliezer Schusman, Mordechai Dinour