Patents Assigned to Q-Core Medical Ltd
  • Patent number: 8920144
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a conduit having a first end for receiving a fluid from a reservoir and a second end for delivering the fluid. A plurality of fingers are disposed at respective locations along a segment of the conduit and are configured to alternately compress and release the conduit at the locations. A cyclical pump mechanism is coupled to move the fingers between respective compressed and released positions in a spatio-temporal pattern so as to drive a predetermined quantity of the fluid through the segment of the conduit in each pump cycle. A motor is coupled to drive the pump mechanism. A controller is coupled to activate and deactivate the motor in alternation during each pump cycle with a duty cycle that varies within the pump cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Meged Ofer
  • Publication number: 20140378901
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems, devices and methods for mechanically interfacing between a pump and an infusion kit or conduit, and methods and materials for producing same. According to some embodiments of the present invention, there may be provided a mechanical pump-tube interface unit adapted to detachably connect to a pump. The mechanical pump-tube interface unit may be adapted to hold a fluid conduit/tube positioned such that when the interface is attached to a pump the pumping mechanism of the pump acts upon the fluid in the tube. A mechanical pump-tube interface unit may include physical adaptations designed to prevent longitudinal and/or rotational movement, in relation to the unit, of a fluid conduit/tube held by or attached to the interface unit. According to further embodiments, a segment of conduit/tube may be attached/connected to a mechanical tube-interface during the assembly of the interface unit, to form one integral unit including the conduit/tube segment secured/trapped within.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Omer Havron
  • Publication number: 20140369872
    Abstract: The invention provides a finger-type peristaltic pump (2) having a body (4) and a housing (6). The body contains two or more finger-type valves (16) and a processor (22) configured to operate the valves according to a predetermined temporo-spatial pattern. The housing has a passageway (18) configured to receive a conduit. The housing has a first position in which a conduit in the passageway is positioned adjacent to the valve fingers, and a second position in which a conduit in the passageway is not adjacent to the valve fingers. The invention also provides a housing for use in the pump of the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ori Goldor, Shachar Rotem
  • Publication number: 20140222377
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical device, including: a therapeutic component adapted to provide therapeutic functionality during whilst in therapeutic mode and further adapted to enter a device sleep mode (DSM), an accelerometer configured to identify a movement characterization of the therapeutic component and a movement analysis module (MAM) configured to receive the movement characterization from the accelerometer and determine a malfunction parameter wherein the MAM is operable while the therapeutic component is in the DSM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Asher Bitan, Arie Ramon, Shachar Rotem
  • Publication number: 20140119954
    Abstract: Disclosed is an infusion pump which may include a native pumping mechanism to drive fluids through a functionally associated conduit, at least one native sensor to sense a physical characteristic of the fluid within the conduit and computing circuitry having a decalibration test mode to determine whether the infusion pump is decalibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Nimrod Schweitzer, Andrei Yosef, Boaz Eitan, Shaul Eitan, Meged Ofer, Shalom Sayag
  • Patent number: 8678793
    Abstract: The invention provides a finger-type peristaltic pump (2) having a body (4) and a housing (6). The body contains two or more finger-type valves (16) and a processor (22) configured to operate the valves according to a predetermined temporo-spatial pattern. The housing has a passageway (18) configured to receive a conduit. The housing has a first position in which a conduit in the passageway is positioned adjacent to the valve fingers, and a second position in which a conduit in the passageway is not adjacent to the valve fingers. The invention also provides a housing for use in the pump of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Ori Goldor, Shachar Rotem
  • Publication number: 20140005631
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of effecters, actuated in a periodic manner upon by obstructive forces of a flexible infusion tube so as flow of infusion fluid is provided along said infusion tube, the magnitude of the obstructive forces being dependent upon the displacement of said moving effecters; and a plurality of balancing magnets providing balancing forces upon one or all the moving effecters, the balancing forces at each point along the path of motion of the moving effecters being of approximately equal magnitude to that of the obstructive forces at the point; such that the parasitic output due to work performed against the obstructive forces is approximately zero and yield is maximized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldor
  • Publication number: 20130279370
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medical device including a therapeutic component to provide one or more therapeutic functionalities during whilst in therapeutic mode, and may further enter into a device sleep mode (DSM), a transceiver configured to provide the medical device with wireless connectivity and which may further transition into a transceiver sleep mode (TSM) substantially concurrent with transition into DSM, the transceiver may intermittently transition between TSM and a scan mode, during which scan mode the transceiver may listen for a wireless packet addressed to the transceiver, and a localization module which may emit a discovery signal upon receipt of the wireless packet addressed to the transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Boaz Eitan, Meged Ofer, Asher Bitan
  • Patent number: 8535025
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a plurality of effecters, actuated in a periodic manner upon by obstructive forces of a flexible infusion tube so as flow of infusion fluid is provided along said infusion tube, the magnitude of the obstructive forces being dependent upon the displacement of said moving effecters; and a plurality of balancing magnets providing balancing forces upon one or all the moving effecters, the balancing forces at each point along the path of motion of the moving effecters being of approximately equal magnitude to that of the obstructive forces at the point; such that the parasitic output due to work performed against the obstructive forces is approximately zero and yield is maximized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldor
  • Publication number: 20130209275
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a conduit having a first end for receiving a fluid from a reservoir and a second end for delivering the fluid. A plurality of fingers are disposed at respective locations along a segment of the conduit and are configured to alternately compress and release the conduit at the locations. A cyclical pump mechanism is coupled to move the fingers between respective compressed and released positions in a spatio-temporal pattern so as to drive a predetermined quantity of the fluid through the segment of the conduit in each pump cycle. A motor is coupled to drive the pump mechanism. A controller is coupled to activate and deactivate the motor in alternation during each pump cycle with a duty cycle that varies within the pump cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130142670
    Abstract: The present invention includes a finger-type peristaltic pump with a ribbed anvil. According to some embodiments, a finger type peristaltic pump may comprise a plurality of pressing fingers, an infusion tube and a passive interfacing mechanism. The passive interfacing mechanism may comprise a channel, groove or other suitable mount for placing and mounting an infusion tube such that the pressing fingers are positioned on one side of the tube and the ribbed anvil on the opposite side. The pressing fingers may be positioned to apply an approximately perpendicular force on the tube, pressing it against the ribbed anvil, thus causing a pumping action.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130116620
    Abstract: An intravenous pump system includes an intravenous pump having an air bubble detector, a separate air trap module and a patient line. The air trap module is connectable to a set interface upon which the pump can operate. The air trap module includes an air chamber capable of receiving fluids and air, a plurality of valves controlling the flow of the fluids and air, and an air vent. The patient line is connectable to the air trap module and to a patient. The air trap module includes an actuator to control the state of the valves to enable, at least during a venting mode, the pump to push air out of the air chamber via the vent without disconnecting the patient from the patient line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Boaz Eitan, Shaul Eitan, Omer Havron
  • Publication number: 20130116623
    Abstract: A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump. A catch insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to lock onto a catch receptacle on the infusion pump upon rotation of the mechanical interface unit about the hinge axis while the hinge insert engages the hinge receptacle, so as to bring the tube into engagement with a peristaltic mechanism of the infusion pump in order to enable the peristaltic mechanism to propel a fluid through the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventor: Q-CORE MEDICAL LTD.
  • Patent number: 8371832
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump includes a conduit having a first end for receiving a fluid from a reservoir and a second end for delivering the fluid. A plurality of fingers are disposed at respective locations along a segment of the conduit and are configured to alternately compress and release the conduit at the locations. A cyclical pump mechanism is coupled to move the fingers between respective compressed and released positions in a spatio-temporal pattern so as to drive a predetermined quantity of the fluid through the segment of the conduit in each pump cycle. A motor is coupled to drive the pump mechanism. A controller is coupled to activate and deactivate the motor in alternation during each pump cycle with a duty cycle that varies within the pump cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Meged Offer
  • Patent number: 8337168
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a finer-type peristaltic infusion pump comprising a ribbed anvil. More specifically, a finger-type peristaltic pump, comprising a plurality of pressing-fingers, infusion-tube, and a passive interfacing mechanism is disclosed. The passive interfacing mechanism comprises of means for accommodating said flexible infusion tube and mounting the tube in a location suitable for the pressing-fingers to apply an approximated perpendicular force on said tube to squeeze it; a ribbed anvil rigidly supporting the tube on opposite side to the pressing fingers when it is pressed by said finger; said anvil comprising a plurality of ribs selected from one or more ribs of a group including a plurality of ribs oriented to face said fingers' tip, a plurality of ribs located in between said fingers, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldor
  • Patent number: 8308457
    Abstract: A medical device includes an interface unit body, which is configured to hold a portion of a flexible infusion tube. A hinge insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to engage a hinge receptacle, which defines a hinge axis, on an infusion pump. A catch insert is fixed to the interface unit body and is configured to lock onto a catch receptacle on the infusion pump upon rotation of the mechanical interface unit about the hinge axis while the hinge insert engages the hinge receptacle, so as to bring the tube into engagement with a peristaltic mechanism of the infusion pump in order to enable the peristaltic mechanism to propel a fluid through the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldor
  • Patent number: 8142400
    Abstract: Fluid delivery apparatus includes a peristaltic pump having an upstream end for receiving a fluid from a fluid source and a downstream end for delivering the fluid to a fluid target. A single pressure sensor is configured to measure, in alternation, an input pressure of the pump at the upstream end and an output pressure of the pump at the downstream end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Ori Goldhor, Omer Havron, Meged Offer
  • Patent number: 8029253
    Abstract: The invention provides a finger-type peristaltic pump (2) having a body (4) and a housing (6). The body contains two or more finger-type valves (16) and a processor (22) configured to operate the valves according to a predetermined temporo-spatial pattern. The housing has a passageway (18) configured to receive a conduit. The housing has a first position in which a conduit in the passageway is positioned adjacent to the valve fingers, and a second position in which a conduit in the passageway is not adjacent to the valve fingers. The invention also provides a housing for use in the pump of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventors: Shachar Rotem, Uri Goldor
  • Patent number: D642677
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Q-Core Medical Ltd
    Inventor: Amos Boaz
  • Patent number: D674083
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Q Core Medical Ltd.
    Inventor: Amos Boaz