Patents Assigned to Baxter Healthcare S.A.
  • Patent number: 10788154
    Abstract: An infusion line management system is provided, including a label generating device receiving prescription information for one or more patient prescriptions, the received information being used to generate, for each of the one or more prescriptions, a label including a master label and one or more sub-labels related to the corresponding prescription; each master label includes at least information related to the prescription and an indicator identifying a particular portion of a patient infusion system to which the prescription should be connected; and the one or more sub-labels each include the indicator, the one or more sub-labels being individually removable from the master label and affixable to locations throughout the patient infusion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Dudar, Steven Clarence Jepson
  • Patent number: 10702452
    Abstract: A packaging system includes a container having a closed end an open end, a longitudinal axis running through the closed end and the open end, and an outer surface. A closure assembly fitted to the open end of the container has an access port. The system also includes a detachable cap disposed over the access port, and a label disposed about the container, characterized in that the label has a first region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which first region consists essentially of a name of an injectable drug product, and a second region angled relative to the longitudinal axis, which second region consists essentially of a concentration of the injectable drug product, whereby the said first and second regions are angled such as to lie in planes that make non-zero as well as non-right angles with the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Kimberly A. McClain, Michael Baklycki, Thomas D. McDevitt
  • Patent number: 10463778
    Abstract: A blood treatment machine includes a blood pump; an arterial line in fluid communication with the blood pump; a venous line; and a heartbeat evaluation system including (i) a first electrode coupled to the arterial line or to a patient, (ii) a second electrode coupled to the venous line, (iii) electronic circuitry communicating electrically with the first electrode and the second electrode to sense an electrical heartbeat signal generated by the patient, and (iv) signal processing configured to use the sensed heartbeat signal to calculate at least one of (a) heart rate, (b) respiration, (c) stroke volume, (d) cardiac output, or (e) central blood volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Roger, Robert Childers, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10441710
    Abstract: An infusion pump including an interface unit for receiving first data for a first infusion regimen for a medication, the first regimen including a first unit of measure in which the first regimen is executed and after receipt of the first data, second data for a second infusion regimen for the medication, the second regimen including a second unit of measure in which the second regimen is executed. The pump also includes a processor for comparing the first and second units of measure. In one embodiment, the pump includes a graphical user interface, and the processor identifies a difference between the first and second units of measure; generates, using the processor, a warning message; and displays the message on the graphical user interface. In another embodiment, the processor holds in abeyance initiation of the second infusion regimen in response to identifying the difference between the units of measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hungerford, Curt Matthew Allen
  • Patent number: 10429312
    Abstract: A drip chamber for an infusion tube that includes a first end arranged to receive a drip tube, a second end including an exit port, at least one wall connecting the first and second ends, a space enclosed by the first and second ends and the at least one wall, and first and second lenses each directly fixed to said at least one wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Hammond, James F. Munro, Luke Postema, Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 10384004
    Abstract: Processes for operating an infusion pump are provided for pumping fluid though an administration set at a constant flow rate. The pump includes a pumping mechanism for pumping fluid and operates at a pulse frequency, and a controller controls the pulse frequency. Additionally, the pump has one or more sensors configured for measuring at least one characteristic value relating to a status of the infusion pump. The controller is configured for causing the pumping mechanism to operate at a first pulse frequency, and the one or more sensors measure the characteristic value. When the measured characteristic value meets a threshold value, the controller causes the pumping mechanism to operate at a second pulse frequency different from the first pulse frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventor: Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10335532
    Abstract: A dialysis system is disclosed including an autoconnection mechanism. The autoconnection mechanism in an embodiment is configured such that (i) a tip protector remover is translated in a first direction towards a plurality of supply line connectors, (ii) the tip protector remover is locked to each of a plurality of supply line tip protectors connected to the plurality of supply line connectors, (iii) the tip protector remover is translated in a second direction away from the plurality of supply line connectors to remove the plurality of supply line tip protectors from the supply line connectors, the tip protector remover is translated in a third direction different from the first and second directions, and (v) solution line connectors are translated towards the supply line connectors to connect each of the solution line connectors to one of the supply line connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter HealthCare S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Kurt Holmquist, Peter A. Hopping
  • Patent number: 10314972
    Abstract: A drip chamber for an infusion tube, including: a first end including a drip tube; a second end including an exit port; and a wall connecting the first and second ends and including an interior surface with a hydrophobic portion. The drip chamber includes a space enclosed by the interior wall and the first and second ends. The hydrophobic portion of the interior surface repels liquid contacting the hydrophobic coating. The hydrophobic portion of the interior surface enables light to refract through the hydrophobic portion and the wall in the same manner as is the case when the hydrophobic portion is not present on the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: James F. Munro, Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 10293091
    Abstract: A dialysis system including a disposable fluid pumping cassette including at least one flexible membrane attached to a housing and at least one port extending from the housing, the at least one port including a spike; at least one dialysis fluid supply in fluid communication with at least one tubing and tubing connector; an autoconnection device including a shuttle for moving the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port, the autoconnection device including at least one lead screw in mechanical communication with the shuttle, a motor and power transmission equipment to transmit power from the motor to the at least one lead screw; and a controller programmed to operate the motor to move the at least one tubing and tubing connector towards the spike of the at least one port of the disposable fluid pumping cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Patrick Lee, Andrey Kopychev, Douglas Reitz, Rodolfo Roger, John E. Steck
  • Patent number: 10226574
    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: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hungerford, Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 10220140
    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: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hungerford, Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 10188583
    Abstract: A container closure is provided for use in dispensing fluids from a container, and includes a base constructed and arranged for being attached to a mouth of the container, a first port disposed on the base and in fluid communication with the mouth, a second port disposed on the base in fluid communication with the mouth, and the first and second ports being visually differentiated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Yuangpang Samuel Ding, Steven C. Jepson
  • Patent number: 10157266
    Abstract: An infusion map system includes a memory storing at least infusion mapping instructions, and a processor that executes the stored instructions. When the processor executes the infusion mapping instructions, the infusion map system performs a displaying function that displays at least a portion of an electronic medical record associated with a patient and a diagramming function that receives the electronic medical record and generates an infusion map showing all intravenous drugs being administered to the patient. For each of the drugs, the infusion map further illustrates a route of administration for the drug. An order administering function performed by the system allows a user to alter the infusion map, and a record updating function of annotating the electronic medical record to correspond to the altered infusion map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Dudar, Steven Clarence Jepson
  • Patent number: 10155082
    Abstract: An access disconnection system includes an extracorporeal circuit; first and second contacts provided in the extracorporeal circuit; a current source communicating with the first contact and configured to generate a current within fluid flowing through the extracorporeal circuit; and an apparatus positioned to apply a signal at multiple points along a path from the extracorporeal circuit, the signals tending to prevent at least a portion of the current from traveling through a ground path in parallel to the extracorporeal circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Thomas P. Hartranft, Ramesh Wariar, Angel M. Lasso, George Lamberson
  • Patent number: 10137235
    Abstract: An embodiment of a peritoneal dialysis system includes an enclosure, a door hingedly attached to the enclosure, a stepper motor housed by the enclosure, a solid pump piston in operable communication with the stepper motor and including a solid pump shaft attached to or integrally formed with a solid pump head, and a disposable unit contacting the enclosure and the door. The disposable unit includes a moveable membrane operable with the solid pump head. The stepper motor is configured to move the solid pump head towards and away from the disposable unit. The system further includes a position detection apparatus operable with the stepper motor and located to provide an output indicative of a position of the solid pump head relative to a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Loren M. Lundtveit, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang
  • Patent number: 10132302
    Abstract: An infusion pump for transferring fluid through tubing of an administration set connected to the pump, where the pump includes a housing and a pumping mechanism mounted to the housing. The pumping mechanism includes a plurality of pumping fingers, a motor for sequentially, reciprocally moving the plurality of pumping fingers, and an occlusion sensor configured to detect reverse loading of the tubing to the pumping mechanism. In operation, the occlusion sensor causes at least one of a triggering of an alarm and prevention of the operation of the pumping mechanism when the sensor detects that the administration set tubing is reverse loaded to the pumping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventor: Hong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10117986
    Abstract: A method for operating a dialysis cassette including a flexible membrane that covers a pump chamber includes allowing a source of fluid to fluidly communicate with the pump chamber of the dialysis cassette, filling the pump chamber with the fluid from the source, mechanically extending the flexible membrane into the pump chamber with a piston head to expel the fluid from the pump chamber through a flow path, and directly sensing a pressure of the fluid flowing through the flow path at a location of the dialysis cassette adjacent to the pump chamber and using the sensed pressure to perform a test prior to delivering fluid to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventor: Robert W. Childers
  • Patent number: 10092696
    Abstract: An acoustic line tracing system for tracing a fluid transfer system tubing line includes an acoustic receiver operably connectable to the tubing line and configured to receive the vibratory signal. The acoustic receiver includes a vibration sensor disposed to contact the tubing line and configured for detecting vibration of the surface of the tubing line caused by the vibratory signal, and an indicator producing at least one of an audio and a visual cue when the vibration sensor detects the vibratory signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: James Scott Slepicka, Thomas Edward Dudar
  • Patent number: 10089443
    Abstract: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected to the system hub via the web portal; and a website accessible via the web portal, the website including a patient portion available to patients using the plurality of home therapy machines, the website further including a clinician portion that enables the clinics to manage the home therapy machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10006454
    Abstract: An infusion pump is provided, including a specially programmed microprocessor, a flow sensor for measuring flow from a source of fluid through an output tubing, a pumping section including a plurality of fingers in operational relationship to the output tubing, an outlet valve associated with the output tubing, and a first actuator configured for sequentially displacing the plurality of fingers to displace fluid through the output tubing. An inlet valve is disposed between the pumping section and the source of fluid; and a second actuator is also included. For detection, by the flow sensor, of flow above a predetermined level, the microprocessor is configured for one of: closing the outlet valve independently of the inlet valve using the first actuator; and closing the inlet valve independently of the outlet valve using the second actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Roger L. Hungerford, Tuan Bui