Patents by Inventor Aleandro DiGianfilippo

Aleandro DiGianfilippo has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 7668731
    Abstract: A medication delivery system (20) having features of the present invention comprises a medical container (26) holding a prescribed medication (27) to be delivered to a patient, a tag 24 adapted to be worn by the patient, a handheld computing device (22), and an electronic medication delivery device (30). Data on the medication (27) is contained in a first label (28) on the medication container (27). The first label (28) also contains the instruction on how the medication is delivered to the patient, including the appropriate settings for an electronic medication delivery device for delivering the medication to the patient. Patient data is contained in a second label (29) on the tag (24) worn by the patient. The medication data, medication delivery instruction, and patient data are provided in machine readable formats. The handheld computing device (22) reads the medication data and the medication delivery instruction on the medication container (26) and the patient data on the patient tag (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: James Martucci, Tuan Bui, James Hitchcock, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20080125897
    Abstract: A method for use with a data entry system for providing input data to a pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions is provided. A first label comprising first indicia defining a desired pharmaceutical compound is generated. The first indicia is then provided to the pharmaceutical compounding device as an input. The pharmaceutical compounding device then prepares a pharmaceutical compound based on the first indicia and generates a second label comprising second indicia indicative of at least the contents of pharmaceutical compound. The first indicia and second indicia are provided to a comparison device where the contents of the actual pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the second indicia are compared to the desired pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the first indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard S. Pierce, Michael Golebiowski
  • Patent number: 7343224
    Abstract: A compounding control method to prepare a compounded mixture for use with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions and a mixture receptacle. The method comprises determining whether the plurality of source solutions conform to a predetermined configuration; providing an alert to an operator and preventing compounding if the source solutions are not as expected; determining respective expiration dates of the source solutions; warning/preventing use of any of the source solutions if any have the source solutions have expired; accepting mixture inputs for the source solutions; and urging at least a portion of at least one of the source solutions into the mixture receptacle based on the mixture inputs to form the compounded mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard S. Pierce
  • Patent number: 7317967
    Abstract: A system and method for use with a data entry system for providing input data to a pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions is provided. A first label comprising first indicia defining a desired pharmaceutical compound is generated. The first indicia is then provided to the pharmaceutical compounding device as an input. The pharmaceutical compounding device then prepares a pharmaceutical compound based on the first indicia and generates a second label comprising second indicia indicative of at least the contents of pharmaceutical compound. The first indicia and second indicia are provided to a comparison device where the contents of the actual pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the second indicia are compared to the desired pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the first indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard S. Pierce, Michael Golebiowski
  • Patent number: 7252122
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Kenneth C. Raines, Joel Bartholomew, Richard S. Pierce, Jeffery Steigerwalt
  • Patent number: 7194336
    Abstract: Information management systems and methods can be used with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device. The systems and methods comprise a controller coupled to the compounding device. A compounding control manager resides on the controller to receive compounding order input and generate control commands to the compounding device based, at least in part, upon the compounding order input. An order process control manager is in data communication with the compounding control manager to communicate compounding order input to the compounding control manager. The order entry process manager includes an order function for receiving entry of compounding order input through a browser-based interface. The browser-based interface can include an order entry workstation separate from the compounding device, or a network of order entry workstations separate from the compounding device, or can reside on the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard R. Pierce
  • Patent number: 7171992
    Abstract: Information management systems and methods can be used with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device. The systems and methods comprise a controller coupled to the compounding device. A compounding control manager resides on the controller to receive compounding order input and generate control commands to the compounding device based, at least in part, upon the compounding order input. An order process control manager is in data communication with the compounding control manager to communicate compounding order input to the compounding control manager. The order entry process manager includes an order function for receiving entry of compounding order input through a browser-based interface. The browser-based interface can include an order entry workstation separate from the compounding device, or a network of order entry workstations separate from the compounding device, or can reside on the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard R. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20060136081
    Abstract: Information management systems and methods can be used with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device. The systems and methods comprise a controller coupled to the compounding device. A compounding control manager resides on the controller to receive compounding order input and generate control commands to the compounding device based, at least in part, upon the compounding order input. An order process control manager is in data communication with the compounding control manager to communicate compounding order input to the compounding control manager. The order entry process manager includes an order function for receiving entry of compounding order input through a browser-based interface. The browser-based interface can include an order entry workstation separate from the compounding device, or a network of order entry workstations separate from the compounding device, or can reside on the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20060133966
    Abstract: Information management systems and methods can be used with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device. The systems and methods comprise a controller coupled to the compounding device. A compounding control manager resides on the controller to receive compounding order input and generate control commands to the compounding device based, at least in part, upon the compounding order input. An order process control manager is in data communication with the compounding control manager to communicate compounding order input to the compounding control manager. The order entry process manager includes an order function for receiving entry of compounding order input through a browser-based interface. The browser-based interface can include an order entry workstation separate from the compounding device, or a network of order entry workstations separate from the compounding device, or can reside on the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20060130927
    Abstract: Information management systems and methods can be used with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device. The systems and methods comprise a controller coupled to the compounding device. A compounding control manager resides on the controller to receive compounding order input and generate control commands to the compounding device based, at least in part, upon the compounding order input. An order process control manager is in data communication with the compounding control manager to communicate compounding order input to the compounding control manager. The order entry process manager includes an order function for receiving entry of compounding order input through a browser-based interface. The browser-based interface can include an order entry workstation separate from the compounding device, or a network of order entry workstations separate from the compounding device, or can reside on the controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Patent number: 7036537
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: B. Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Kenneth C. Raines, Joel Bartholomew, Richard S. Pierce, Jeffery Steigerwalt
  • Publication number: 20060070684
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Kenneth Raines, Joel Bartholomew, Richard Pierce, Jeffery Steigerwalt
  • Patent number: 6985870
    Abstract: A medication delivery system (20) having features of the present invention comprises a medical container (26) holding a prescribed medication (27) to be delivered to a patient, a tag 24 adapted to be worn by the patient, a handheld computing device (22), and an electronic medication delivery device (30). Data on the medication (27) is contained in a first label (28) on the medication container (27). The first label (28) also contains the instruction on how the medication is delivered to the patient, including the appropriate settings for an electronic medication delivery device for delivering the medication to the patient. Patient data is contained in a second label (29) on the tag (24) worn by the patient. The medication data, medication delivery instruction, and patient data are provided in machine readable formats. The handheld computing device (22) reads the medication data and the medication delivery instruction on the medication container (26) and the patient data on the patient tag (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: James Martucci, Tuan Bui, James Hitchcock, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Patent number: 6951228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: B Braun Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steigerwalt, Kenneth C. Raines, Richard S. Pierce, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Joel Bartholomew
  • Publication number: 20050126652
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Publication date: June 16, 2005
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Kenneth Raines, Joel Bartholomew, Richard Pierce, Jeffery Steigerwalt
  • Publication number: 20050121103
    Abstract: The present invention provides a manifold for receiving fluid tubes in a bulk compounder. In its simplest form, the manifold includes a plurality of inlets, each inlet defining an opening to a respective fluid passageway, and each passageway contains a check-valve. Included in this manifold is an outlet in fluid communication with the fluid passageways and an inlet port which is coaxial with the outlet. The coaxial inlet port contains a check-valve. Included as a part of the present invention is a cannula adapted for use with the manifold of the present invention, tube sets for use with the manifold of the present invention, and a method of minimizing error in filling a bag using a manifold in accordance with the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Steigerwalt, Kenneth Raines, Richard Pierce, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Joel Bartholomew
  • Publication number: 20050086008
    Abstract: A system and method for use with a data entry system for providing input data to a pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions is provided. A first label comprising first indicia defining a desired pharmaceutical compound is generated. The first indicia is then provided to the pharmaceutical compounding device as an input. The pharmaceutical compounding device then prepares a pharmaceutical compound based on the first indicia and generates a second label comprising second indicia indicative of at least the contents of pharmaceutical compound. The first indicia and second indicia are provided to a comparison device where the contents of the actual pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the second indicia are compared to the desired pharmaceutical compound as indicated by the first indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce, Michael Golebiowski
  • Patent number: 6757630
    Abstract: An integrated system for certifying the safety and efficacy of intravenous (“IV”) pumps is provided wherein a test station having a first component in liquid flow communication with a pump to be tested and a second component adopted for electrical connection to the pump can be operated accurately by persons without extensive technical training and without the need to ship the IV pump off-site. In a preferred embodiment, an output element prompts the operator to input responses based upon a prescribed test protocol to certify the safety and efficacy of the IV pump's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: MEDIQ/PRN Life Support Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert R. McClendon, Aleandro DiGianfilippo
  • Publication number: 20040104271
    Abstract: A medication delivery system (20) having features of the present invention comprises a medical container (26) holding a prescribed medication (27) to be delivered to a patient, a tag 24 adapted to be worn by the patient, a handheld computing device (22), and an electronic medication delivery device (30). Data on the medication (27) is contained in a first label (28) on the medication container (27). The first label (28) also contains the instruction on how the medication is delivered to the patient, including the appropriate settings for an electronic medication delivery device for delivering the medication to the patient. Patient data is contained in a second label (29) on the tag (24) worn by the patient. The medication data, medication delivery instruction, and patient data are provided in machine readable formats. The handheld computing device (22) reads the medication data and the medication delivery instruction on the medication container (26) and the patient data on the patient tag (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: James Martucci, Tuan Bui, James Hitchcock, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20040087888
    Abstract: A compounding control method to prepare a compounded mixture for use with at least one pharmaceutical compounding device having an associated plurality of source solutions and a mixture receptacle. The method comprises determining whether the plurality of source solutions conform to a predetermined configuration; providing an alert to an operator and preventing compounding if the source solutions are not as expected; determining respective expiration dates of the source solutions; warning/preventing use of any of the source solutions if any have the source solutions have expired; accepting mixture inputs for the source solutions; and urging at least a portion of at least one of the source solutions into the mixture receptacle based on the mixture inputs to form the compounded mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard S. Pierce