Patents Assigned to ICU Medical, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10524982
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a medical fluid connector is configured to receive an emitter of therapeutic agents to be emitted into a fluid pathway within the connector, the medical fluid connector comprising a proximal female end, an intermediate region, a distal male end, and a fluid pathway extending from the proximal female end, through the intermediate region, to the distal male end. A retaining structure is positioned within the intermediate region. The retaining structure is configured to securely receive an emitter of one or more therapeutic agents in a position and orientation where the fluid pathway is configured to convey fluid moving longitudinally through the fluid pathway directly into a proximal region of the emitter, around one or more lateral surfaces of the emitter, and toward the distal male end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10492993
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10463788
    Abstract: A patient care system has a medical pump for delivering a medicine to a patient, and a processor in communication with the pump. The pump is configured to receive a first input on whether the medicine is a critical medicine, and a second input on a trigger condition that triggers a fail-operate mode for the critical medicine. The processor controls the medical pump to operate in the fail-operate mode, where the fail-operate mode continues delivery of the critical medicine when the trigger condition is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: William K. Day
  • Patent number: 10434246
    Abstract: A medication management system (MMS) includes a medication management unit (MMU) associated with a medical device. The MMU downloads a medication order to the medical device only if information from a first input matches information from a second input. The medical device receives delivery information only from the MMU. The medication order is performed only after delivery data validation. The MMU also determines drug-drug incompatibility. The MMU can modulate (start, stop, and dynamically adjust) medication order performance. The medical device wirelessly receives a patient ID to automatically associate with the patient. During delivery, the medical device caches an updated drug library to replace an existing one. The medical device displays a patient picture for validation. The MMU evaluates the performance of medical devices and caregivers based medical device feedback. The MMU adjusts the output of medical device information conveyed to a caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond P. Silkaitis, Geoffrey N. Holland, Patrick B. Keely, Jeff Pelletier
  • Patent number: 10430761
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for a graphical interface including a graphical representation of medical data. The graphical interface platform may receive medical data and provide medical safety reporting capabilities including reporting of history data and real-time visual monitoring data. The graphical interface platform may be configured to identify potential problems and corrections to medical devices in operation while a reporting cycle is underway through visual representation of performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hume, Robert Mayer, Devy Amy Lee, Gabriele Christensen, Candida Arvelo, Timothy L. Ruchti, Tamas Ban, Mohammad M. Khair, Nancy G. Hedlund
  • Patent number: 10420927
    Abstract: An example of a method of enabling medical fluid transfer between a source container and a destination container can comprise the steps of providing a closed-system fluid transfer module comprising a first closeable, resealable medical connector and a second closeable, resealable medical connector, a multidirectional fluid control valve with a driving interface configured to interface with an electromechanical driver of an electronic medical fluid transfer device, and an intermediate container or an intermediate pumping region; and instructing a user to couple the closed-system fluid transfer module to the electronic medical fluid transfer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10405757
    Abstract: A gatekeeper electronic signal can be generated by a patient sensor and/or in an intermediate device, such as an electrical cable, that is separate from a patient's physiological information electronic signal. The gatekeeper signal can be generated to indicate to a computer monitor that the sensor and/or cable is of the type that is compatible with, and/or usable with, such computer monitor, and/or that the sensor and/or cable is properly attached to the computer monitor. The gatekeeper signal can be created by an ambient temperature sensor on, or in electrical communication with, the patient monitor, and/or the gatekeeper signal can be created by a gatekeeper electronic signal generator to simulate an ambient temperature value. The gatekeeper signal can be separate from an electronic signal or plurality of signals that include patient physiological information, and the gatekeeper signal may not include any patient physiological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy John Hughes, Lina Derderian
  • Patent number: 10406072
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for the pressure-regulated transfer of medical fluids are disclosed. The system can include an adapter assembly that connects with a medical container and with a syringe assembly. The syringe assembly can include a first reservoir and a second reservoir. In various embodiments, when the adapter assembly and the syringe assembly are coupled, the first reservoir and the container can exchange regulating fluid and the second reservoir and the container can exchange medical liquid from the medical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupinder Chhikara, Srinath Lingutla, Brandon Eads
  • Publication number: 20190269900
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to a medical connector having a backflow resistance module configured to prevent fluid from being drawn into the connector when a backflow inducing event occurs. In some embodiments, the backflow resistance module can include a variable-volume chamber configured to change in volume in response to a backflow-inducing event and a check valve configured to resist backflow. In some embodiments, the medical connector can include a fluid diverter configured to direct fluid flowing through the medical connector into the variable volume chamber to prevent fluid stagnation therein. In some embodiments, the medical connector includes a body member, a base member, a seal member, a support member, and a valve member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: September 5, 2019
    Applicant: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10398887
    Abstract: A luer connector including a rigid housing having a first end and a second end. The housing further including a rigid tubular male portion at the first end, a rigid tubular female portion at the second end, and a longitudinal opening therethrough. The male portion is configured to be engageable with a female connector. The female portion is configured to be engageable with a male connector and to prevent the disengagement of the male connector from the female portion. In some embodiments, the female portion is configured to maintain a fixed rotational position when the male connector is being threaded therewith, but to rotate with the male connector once the male connector has become fully engaged with the female portion so as to prevent the male connector from becoming unthreaded from the female portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Jr., George A. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10391293
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein relate to medical connectors with a housing comprising a proximal body member and a base member that form an internal cavity with a proximal abutment surface. A seal member and a rigid, hollow elongated portion are located within the internal cavity such that a proximal tip of the elongated member extends proximally within the internal cavity further than the abutment surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10369349
    Abstract: A medical manifold for use in providing access to a fluid flow path. The medical manifold can include a valve member having a diaphragm and first and second support members extending from a bottom surface of the diaphragm. The first and second support members can be positioned to define a line of symmetry that's bisects the bottom surface of the diaphragm. The diaphragm can have a first position in which a top surface thereof is generally planar and a second position in which the diaphragm is flexed downward around the line of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ICU MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: David Nelson
  • Patent number: 10342917
    Abstract: Infusion fluid is flowed through a fluid delivery line of an infusion system. Optical signals having different wavelengths are transmitted through the fluid delivery line. The transmitted optical signals having the different wavelengths are received. At least one processor determines whether air or infusion fluid is disposed in the fluid delivery line based on the received optical signals having the different wavelengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary David Shubinsky, Tamas Ban, Brian G. Markey
  • Patent number: 10327989
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Patent number: 10327993
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10333843
    Abstract: A medical device communication method that may be implemented within a variety of medical devices including but not limited to infusion pumps. The method may be implemented with a protocol stack for at least intra-device communication. Embodiments provide connection-oriented, connectionless-oriented, broadcast and multicast data exchange with priority handling of data, fragmentation, and reassembly of data, unique static and dynamic address assignment and hot swap capability for connected peripherals or subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Prakash Kumar Arvind Jha, James Cudney, Benjamin Herr, Mark I. Lee, Matteo D. Picinich
  • Patent number: 10327992
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10327991
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor for removing liquid contents from a vial comprises a piercing member and a bag. The bag can be contained within the piercing member such that the bag is introduced to the vial when the vial adaptor is coupled with the vial. In some embodiments, the bag expands within the vial as liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, thereby regulating pressure within the vial. In other embodiments, a vial comprises a bag for regulating pressure within the vial as liquid is removed therefrom. In some embodiments, a vial adaptor is coupled with the vial in order to remove the liquid. In some embodiments, as the liquid is removed from the vial via the adaptor, the bag expands within the vial, and in other embodiments, the bag contracts within the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Seifert, Thomas F. Fangrow, Dee E. Warren, Dan Lopez
  • Patent number: 10314765
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein related to a device for transferring precise amounts of fluid from at least one source container to at least one target container. In some embodiments, the fluid is first transferred from the source container (e.g., a vial) through a connector to an intermediate measuring container (e.g., a syringe). In some embodiments air can pass through an air inlet and enter the vial to compensate for the volume of fluid withdrawn from the vial. An air check valve or a bag or a filter can prevent the fluid from escaping through the air inlet. The precisely measured amount of fluid can then be transferred from the intermediate measuring container to the target container (e.g., an IV bag). In some embodiments the connector can include a source check valve and a target check valve to direct fluid first from the source container to the intermediate measuring container and then from the intermediate measuring container to the target container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow, Peter Leissling, Matthias Janssen
  • Patent number: D851745
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Scott Shauver, Thomas F. Fangrow