Patents Assigned to Bayer Medical Care Inc.
  • Publication number: 20160296692
    Abstract: A system for injecting fluid to a patient is provided. The system provides manual or automatic verification and identification of the fluid to be injected, prior to, during or after injection. The system includes: a fluid having at least one active compound and at least one tracer compound; an injector configured to deliver the fluid to the patient through a fluid path set; at least one sensor coupled to at least one of the syringe, the injector, or the patient, configured to measure at least one property of the tracer in the fluid, and a feedback path to adjust at least one injection parameter of the injector based on at least one measurement from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: BAYER MEDICAL CARE INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Agris, III, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ralph H. Schriver, Evelina Zapatka, Michael A. Spohn
  • Publication number: 20160030662
    Abstract: A configurable fluid delivery system and methods for its use are disclosed. The system may include one or more control units, fluid delivery units, fluid actuator units, and disposable units. Data sources and sensors on each of the delivery units, actuator units, and disposable units may provide data to the control unit, thereby identifying the components along with the manner in which they may be configured. The control unit may notify a user regarding the status of any one or more of the delivery, actuator, and disposable units to indicate their appropriateness for delivering a fluid according to one or more selected procedures and protocols. Also disclosed are methods by which the configurable fluid delivery system may provide data to a user to assist the user in assembling and testing a particular configuration of the fluid delivery system for a specific use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Applicant: BAYER MEDICAL CARE INC.
    Inventors: ARTHUR E. UBER, III, MARK TROCKI
  • Patent number: 9180252
    Abstract: A bellows assembly for a fluid delivery system is a multi-component device that includes a cylindrical pressure jacket and a bellows syringe that is received within the pressure jacket. The bellows syringe includes a cap member and a bellows member. The bellows syringe in one embodiment is adapted to be secured to the pressure jacket by the cap member. The cap member is formed with a discharge port, which may be formed as conventional luer fitting. The discharge port is disposed coaxially within an annular wall on the outward facing side of the cap member and may be recessed within the annular wall. The bellows member is a hollow body that includes a series of bellows sections or rings. A distal end of the bellow member is formed with a discharge neck terminating in a discharge port, and the proximal end is formed with a closed end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene A Gelblum, Jill Denesvich, Edward J Rhinehart, Barry L Tucker, Mark Trocki, John Puskar-Pascewicz, Matthew Beale, Matthew Sass
  • Patent number: 9174003
    Abstract: A syringe system and components thereof are disclosed. The system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen, a proximal open end, and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a fluid therein. The syringe system may further include a plunger positioned in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a seal with an inner wall of the syringe body. The plunger may include a removable piston having a shaft extending from the distal end towards the proximal open end, a stopper removably connected to a distal portion of the shaft, and at least one coupler attached to the distal portion of the shaft. The stopper may be configured to slidably move within the hollow lumen to facilitate movement of the fluid within the syringe body. The coupler may be configured to facilitate removal and attachment of the stopper from the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Edward J. Rhinehart, Mark Trocki
  • Patent number: 9125976
    Abstract: A syringe shield useful for containing a syringe loaded with radioactive and/or light sensitive drugs is disclosed. The syringe shield may reduce a healthcare provider's exposure to radiation and/or may reduce or eliminate ambient light contamination to optically sensitive components in the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Barry L. Tucker, Mark Trocki, Raymond C. Hoffman, Marc. A. Mabie
  • Patent number: 9114215
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One illustrative syringe system may include a syringe body having a hollow lumen and a distal end. The syringe body may be configured to house a plurality of fluids therein. A first plunger may be positioned in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a first seal with an inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a first compartment between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe. A second plunger may be positioned proximal to the first plunger in the hollow lumen of the syringe body, forming a second seal with the inner wall of the syringe body, and forming a second compartment between the first plunger and the second plunger. A plurality of recesses may be disposed about the inner wall of the syringe body near the distal end of the syringe body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Edward J. Rhinehart, Anthony S. McCoppin, Barry L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9109591
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dispensing a fluid using an automated fluid delivery system are disclosed. A pump may be configured to force an aliquot of fluid into a fluid delivery channel. A processor may receive values of a property for the aliquot and the source of the aliquot. The processor may use the values to determine the volume of the aliquot. The determined volume is compared by the processor against an expected volume to establish the amount of fluid being pumped by the pump per unit, such as time or revolutions. The processor controls operation of the pump to dispense a predetermined dose based on the amount of fluid being pumped by the pump per unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Marsh, Larry McCutchan
  • Patent number: 9108047
    Abstract: A method for planning and monitoring radio pharmaceutical usage during a plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures includes: providing a schedule of the plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures to produce a planned patient schedule; based on the planned patient schedule, calculating a multi-dose container configuration for use during the plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures; transferring the planned patient schedule to a radio pharmaceutical fluid delivery system; loading the multi-dose patient configuration into the radio pharmaceutical fluid delivery system; and conducting the plurality of radio pharmaceutical injection procedures based on the planned patient schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Agamaite, Scott R. Griffith, Douglas Descalzi, Charles Marsh
  • Patent number: 9101713
    Abstract: Various syringe systems are disclosed. One such syringe system may include a body having a hollow lumen and a distal end, a vacuum chamber disposed within the hollow lumen of the syringe body, a first plunger connected to a distal portion of the vacuum chamber, the first plunger forming a first seal against an inner surface of the syringe body and defining a fluid delivery volume between the first plunger and the distal end of the syringe body, a second plunger disposed within the vacuum chamber, the second plunger forming a second seal against an inner surface of the vacuum chamber and defining a proximal and distal volume compartments within the vacuum chamber, and a piston affixed to the second plunger, the piston configured to move the second plunger within the vacuum chamber, thereby altering a volume of the proximal volume compartment and a volume of the distal volume compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9101705
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a fluid container, two or more pressurizing chambers in fluid connection with the fluid container, a drive mechanism in operative connection with the two or more pressurizing chambers to pump fluid from the fluid container and an outlet in fluid connection with the two or more pressurizing chambers. Each of the two or more pressurizing chambers is formed from a flexible, resilient material that is adapted to be compressed to pressurize fluid therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Rhinehart, Dennis P. Hack, David M. Reilly, John F. Kalafut
  • Patent number: 9080707
    Abstract: Intelligent contrast warmers and methods for operating and using same are described. An intelligent contrast warmer may include elements configured to monitor information associated with the intelligent contrast warmer and contrast media stored in contrast bottles housed within the intelligent contrast warmer, such as contrast warmer temperatures, contrast warmer temperatures outside of specifications, contrast media inventory, expiration dates of contrast media, personnel authorized to access contrast media, and dates and times associated with contrast media added to and removed from the intelligent contrast warmer. A method for monitoring the expiration date of contrast bottles may include labeling the contrast bottles and reading the information from the label into a computing device. The computing device may be configured to monitor the expiration dates and to generate an alarm responsive to a current time being within a threshold duration of the expiration time for a contrast bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventor: Bernhard D. Kohler
  • Patent number: 9057363
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, Jason L. Bazala
  • Patent number: 9056164
    Abstract: A fluid path set for a fluid delivery system includes a tube coil that is designed to optimally position one or more volumes of a pharmaceutical within an ionization chamber to measure and prepare a pharmaceutical dose for administration to a patient. The fluid path set includes a medical fluid component having a first tubing section for connection to a source of a medical fluid, a pharmaceutical component having a second tubing section for connection to a source of a pharmaceutical, and a coil assembly which includes the tube coil. The tube coil may be maintained in a desired dimensional geometry by means of a core structure around which the tube coil is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Leon J. Tate, James H. Shigeno, Jared E. Neff, Scott R. Griffith, Joseph E. Bisegna, Paul J. Miller, Scott Yanke
  • Patent number: 9056200
    Abstract: A hazardous fluid transport container and a hazardous fluid delivery system are disclosed. The hazardous fluid transport container includes a housing enclosing an at least partially shielded enclosure. First and second fluid path elements are disposed within the housing, with the first fluid path element and second fluid path element fluidly coupled together. A pump unit may be provided for dispensing fluid from the first and second fluid path elements optionally into a third fluid path element. Also, methods for priming the hazardous fluid transport container and for mitigating laminar flow injection bolus spreading are disclosed. Additionally, disclosed is a radioactive fluid transport container for a syringe or other container. The radioactive fluid transport container allows the syringe or container to be used in an injection procedure without removal from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Mark Trocki, Marc A. Mabie, Larry McCutchan, L. George Siddoway, Kevin P. Cowan, Lisa M. Coates, John F. Kalafut, Aaron Hughes, David M. Griffiths, Peter Twichell, Julie Gulick, Frederick W. Trombley, III
  • Patent number: 9039592
    Abstract: A device for delivery of a radiopharmaceutical and, in some embodiments, delivery of a pharmaceutical agent are provided herein. A fluid path set comprising a confluence valve, a four-way valve, and one or more tubing sections which are designed to place some combination of a radiopharmaceutical source, a medical fluid source, and a pharmaceutical agent source in sterile fluid communication with a patient or a waste receptacle. Also provided are holders for the fluid path set, and a sterile fluid delivery kit comprising the holder and fluid path set. A fluid delivery system may accept the holder with the fluid path set installed and various sources of radiopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and medical fluids. The fluid delivery system allows for automated mixing and delivery of exact amounts of these agents to a patient while improving efficiency and safety, and reducing waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kaintz, Jason L. Bazala, Douglas DeScalzi, Scott R. Griffith, Bruno Fazi, Charles Marsh, James A. Agamaite, Matthew Sass, Carl Michael Benson, Matthew Beale, Courtney N. Southard
  • Patent number: 9011377
    Abstract: The control device is used to control delivery of fluids from a multi-fluid delivery system during a medical injection procedure. The fluid delivery system includes an injector used to deliver injection fluids to a patient. The control device is operatively associated with the injector for controlling discrete flow rates of injection fluids delivered to the patient. The control device includes a housing, first and second actuators associated with the housing, and an electronic substrate disposed within the housing and having a conductive pattern. The first actuator is operatively associated with the conductive pattern. The conductive pattern includes a plurality of predetermined digital values corresponding to discrete flow rates of injection fluids to be delivered by the injector. The second actuator is operatively associated with the electronic substrate and initiates output signals to the injector corresponding to desired mixture ratios of the injection fluids to be delivered by the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph H. Schriver, Thomas P. Joyce, Michael Riley, William D. Barlow
  • Patent number: 9008759
    Abstract: A system enables determination of at least one parameter for an injection procedure to be performed on a patient in connection with a diagnostic imaging procedure. The system includes a processor and one or more algorithms. Embodied within the algorithm(s) is a model descriptive of the propagation of a fluid within the patient from a site of injection thereof to each of at least two regions of interest thereof. The algorithm(s) permits one discrete data point from each of at least two time enhancement curves, derived via a test bolus, to be input into the model to determine values of physiological parameters associated with the patient, preferably those related to cardiopulmonary function. The algorithm(s) also allows the values of the physiological parameters to be input into the model wherein the parameter(s) of the injection procedure that will be performed on the patient at issue are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Kalafut, Corey Kemper
  • Patent number: 9005166
    Abstract: A system for delivering fluid to a patient includes a hazardous material enclosure suitable for holding a first container comprising a first fluid, and a pump device capable of pumping the first fluid from the first container and a second fluid from a second container. The hazardous materials enclosure has a cap which includes a flexible sealing member that cooperates with the first container to create a biohazard seal during connection of the first container to the cap. The system further includes a mixing device associated with the pump for mixing the first and second fluids for delivering the fluid mixture to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Alan D. Hirschman, David M. Griffiths, Frederick W. Trombley, III, David M. Reilly
  • Patent number: 8992489
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system which includes a pressurizing device for delivering injection fluid under pressure, a low pressure fluid delivery system, and a pressure isolation mechanism. The pressure isolation mechanism includes a valve housing having a first port associated with the pressurizing device, a second port associated with the low pressure fluid delivery system, an outlet port associated with a patient, and a pressure isolation port for connection with a pressure transducer. A first valve in a normally open position permits fluid communication between the first port and the second port and is movable to a closed position when fluid pressure in the first port increases to a predetermined pressure level. The first valve isolates the pressure isolation port from the first port when in the closed position. A second valve is associated with the second port and regulates fluid flow through the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Spohn, John A. Haury, Anthony S. McCoppin, John F. Kalafut, Herbert M. Grubic, James A. Dedig
  • Patent number: RE45717
    Abstract: A system and method for mixing and delivering fluids such as contrast media and saline is disclosed including at least two fluid sources, a pump, a joining fluid path for connecting the at least two fluid sources to an inlet to of the pump, and a valve device in the fluid path upstream of the pump. The valve device includes an actuator adapted to restrict flow in at least one of the respective fluid lines connecting the at least two fluid sources to the pump inlet. A patient interface device may be associated with an outlet of the pump. The valve device actuator is generally adapted to restrict the flow in at least one of the respective fluid lines such that a positional change in valve device actuator position provides a change in fluid mixture ratio of the fluids from the at least two fluid sources to the pump inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Reilly, John F. Kalafut, Ralph H. Schriver