Patents Assigned to Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10437963
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a prescription form is disclosed. The method includes displaying a first menu containing a plurality of therapy menu items. The method also includes displaying a second menu containing at least one qualifier menu item. The method further includes displaying a third menu containing at least one drug menu item. The method includes, upon selection of a therapy menu item, a qualifier menu item, and a drug menu item, selecting a protocol including one or more patient specific pump parameters corresponding to the therapy menu item, the qualifier menu item, and the drug menu item. The method also includes displaying a prescription form including at least one of the one or more patient specific pump parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 10410745
    Abstract: A method for associating medical devices is provided. The method can include providing a plurality of medical devices and each of the medical devices can include an accelerometer configured to measure spatial accelerations of the medical device. Each of at least two of the medical devices can measure with its accelerometer an acceleration pattern with respect to time. The method can include comparing for correspondence, according to defined correspondence criteria, the measured acceleration patterns, and associating all of the medical devices that measured acceleration patterns that satisfy the defined correspondence criteria. The method can also include modifying a parameter of each member of a set of devices that are associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Larry Zalesky
  • Publication number: 20190262549
    Abstract: A safety catheter includes a catheter hub, a needle cannula having a tip, and a tip protector. The tip protector includes an outer member and an inner member therein. The outer member has a projection releasably engaging the catheter hub. The inner member has a pair of arms extending to free ends from a base. The inner member is axially shiftable relative to the outer member between a first position wherein the needle tip is distal of the tip protector and the free ends of the arms are spread apart such that the distal tip is not shielded, and a second position wherein the tip is within the inner and outer members and the free ends of the arms are brought into close proximity such that the distal tip is shielded. The inner member is entirely received within the outer member in both the fort and the second positions thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas T. Koehler, Kathryn L. Felicito, Harsh Chheda, Oscar R. Abriles
  • Patent number: 10314984
    Abstract: A safety catheter includes a catheter hub, a needle cannula having a tip, and a tip protector. The tip protector includes an outer member and an inner member therein. The outer member has a projection releasably engaging the catheter hub. The inner member has a pair of arms extending to free ends from a base. The inner member is axially shiftable relative to the outer member between a first position wherein the needle tip is distal of the tip protector and the free ends of the arms are spread apart such that the distal tip is not shielded, and a second position wherein the tip is within the inner and outer members and the free ends of the arms are brought into close proximity such that the distal tip is shielded. The inner member is entirely received within the outer member in both the fort and the second positions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas T. Koehler, Kathryn L. Felicito, Harsh Chheda, Oscar R. Abriles
  • Publication number: 20190151567
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to subcutaneous insertion systems comprising a surface device to be applied to a patient's skin and an insertion system for applying the surface device to the patient, wherein the applying can include subcutaneous insertion of a cannula or other element, and related devices and methods. The surface device comprises a surface for application to the skin of a patient and a subcutaneous element, such as a cannula, wire, filament or other device, extending from the skin's surface at an angle greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Albert COTE, Mark Henry FAUST, David Andrae JUSTMANN
  • Patent number: 10293103
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Patent number: 10255408
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to display the original pump parameter and the current pump parameter. A method indicates a change in operation of a medical infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20190060566
    Abstract: A method and medical pump to perform a flushing procedure are provided. The medical pump is configured to execute the flushing procedure subsequent to an infusion procedure, the flushing procedure and infusion procedure lacking a specified relationship between each other until after performance of the infusion procedure. The method comprises performing an infusion procedure of a medicament with the medical pump and automatically querying in human detectable form whether to execute a flushing procedure in response to conclusion of the infusion procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: RICKY L. LEDFORD, SACHIN KUMAR CHOUDHARY, LORI LYNETTE PATOROS
  • Patent number: 10207097
    Abstract: Embodiments of a tamper-proof adapter can be configured to provide interconnection of medical tubing or other devices with varying fitting or coupling types. In one embodiment, the adapter can permanently couple a first male Luer fitting to a second male ISO 80639-6 compliant fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lesser, Mark Darst Rice, Sameer Mangal
  • Patent number: 10184461
    Abstract: A pump has a housing having at least one inlet, one outlet, and an internal track with a given configuration. A piston movably positioned inside the housing has at least one protuberance movably mated to the track. As the piston is reciprocally driven by a motor, it is guided by the movement of the protuberance along the track to move bidirectionally along the housing and selectively rotate such that when the piston is moved to a first position, a fluid path is established through the inlet to enable fluid to be input into the housing. When the piston is moved to a second position, another fluid path is established through the outlet so that fluid is output from the housing. Multiple chambers may be formed in the housing to enable synchronous and selective opening and closing of respective inlets and outlets to enhance fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventor: Grant Adams
  • Publication number: 20180369478
    Abstract: A medical infusion pump for delivering a medicament to a patient. The pump includes a user interface to display a choice of nominal medicament delivery rates. The user interface enables a practitioner to select one of the displayed nominal medicament delivery rates. It further enables the practitioner to enter a numerical multiplier factor, thereby creating a nominal delivery rate. It further enables the practitioner to create a custom alphanumeric string that the practitioner associates with a patient characteristic, enter a numeric value relating to the patient characteristic, and determine an actual delivery rate by modifying the selected nominal medicament delivery rate based on the numeric value relating to the patient characteristic. The pump mechanism is then controlled to deliver medicament from a reservoir to a patient at the actual delivery rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael KERSCH, David DeBELSER
  • Patent number: 10159598
    Abstract: A full body convective blanket has a head portion, a body portion and a foot portion. The head and foot portions each taper in a decreasing manner from a corresponding opposite side of the body portion to the head and foot ends, respectively, so that the blanket has a rectangular shaped body portion and head and foot portions that are shaped in the form of isosceles trapezoids. Two elongate openings are provided longitudinally along the body portion sandwiching a non-inflatable area. An opening is provided at the head portion of the blanket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventor: Alan E. Stec
  • Publication number: 20180361119
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Publication number: 20180361120
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes a catheter hub defining an interior cavity and a catheter tube extending distally thereof. A rigid actuator is positioned to extend proximally in the interior cavity and support a seal member positioned thereon in the interior cavity. The seal member includes a central membrane, a distal portion, and a proximal portion. An hourglass shaped actuator cavity is formed in the distal portion and receives a barbed end of the actuator. The outer surface of the seal member is in partial circumferential engagement with the catheter hub to define an air path that allows fluid communication between areas of the interior cavity distal and proximal of the seal member. The seal member may be configured for multi-use and include a biasing member that moves the seal member to force the membrane back over the actuator to close the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Goral, Christopher D. Roehl, James M. Muskatello, Mahesh Munavalli, Jocelyn C. Michaud
  • Patent number: 10155084
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating acceptable programmable dosing of an infusate, for delivery by a medical infusion pump programmable with a protocol library defining at least one dosing range of the infusate is disclosed. A method of indicating acceptable programmable dosing of an infusate, for delivery by a medical infusion pump programmable with a protocol library defining at least one dosing limit of the infusate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20180353678
    Abstract: A method for managing use of a disposable with an infusion pump is provided. The method can include adding validity information about a particular set of disposables to a list of disposables. Subsequent to adding the validity information, the method can include modifying the validity information about the particular set of disposables on the list of disposables. The method can include an infusion pump reading identifying information from a disposable, and can include determining whether the disposable is valid for use, based at least in part upon comparison of the identifying information read from the disposable by the infusion pump with the validity information about the particular set of disposables on the list of disposables. The method can also include the infusion pump making a determination of whether to deliver or not deliver an infusate based at least in part upon the determining whether the disposable is valid for use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant A. ADAMS, Alison L. BLOOMQUIST, Ryan D. HEILMAN, Michael D. WELSCH, Larry R. ZALESKY
  • Patent number: D840021
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Walter Dobrovolny, Kevin Krautbauer, Jonathan Sanborn, Steven Plager
  • Patent number: D844774
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Gursel Akcay, Harsh D. Chheda
  • Patent number: D846735
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sanborn, Christopher Lacy, Walter Dobrovolny, Benjamin Peterson, Jennifer Tsai
  • Patent number: D846756
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Kevin Krautbauer