Patents by Inventor Arthur E. Uber

Arthur E. Uber 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: 11129934
    Abstract: A pressure jacket for use with a fluid injector includes a barrel having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end along a longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket includes at least one engagement member protruding from a terminal portion of the proximal end of the barrel in a proximal direction along the longitudinal axis. The at least one engagement member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end of the barrel. The at least one engagement member engages with a locking mechanism on the fluid injector to releasably lock the pressure jacket with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one engagement member rotationally guides the barrel into self-alignment with the locking mechanism and axially ejects the barrel upon rotation of the barrel about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, Michael A. Spohn, James R. Neill, Glen P. Williams
  • Patent number: 11058811
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Mark Trocki
  • Patent number: 11013857
    Abstract: A system for heating a medical fluid has at least one first fluid container for storing the fluid, a fluid injector having at least one second fluid container for receiving the fluid from the at least one first fluid container through a fluid path set, at least one heating element positioned in-line with the fluid path set between the at least one first fluid container and the at least one second fluid container of the fluid injector for heating the fluid to a pre-determined temperature as the fluid flows through at least one fluid path element, and a controller for controlling an output of the at least one heating element based on at least one of a property of the at least one heating element and a property of the fluid flowing through the at least one fluid path element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Molly Bingaman, Gerald Callan, Kevin Cowan, Genevieve Jerome, Matthew Leroch, Daniel Moore, Ralph Schriver, Michael Spohn, Michael Swantner, Barry Tucker
  • Patent number: 10898638
    Abstract: A method of maintaining an overall flow rate during a sequential delivery of at least two fluids to a patient's blood vessel includes delivering at least a first fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a first flow rate, delivering at least a second fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a second flow rate, and adjusting at least one of a first flow profile of the first flow rate and a second flow profile of the second flow rate to dampen a transient increase in the overall flow rate during a transition between delivering one of the first fluid and the second fluid to delivering the other of the first fluid and the second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Ralph Schriver, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ronald Heller, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Edward Rhinehart, Timothy Newing
  • Patent number: 10857345
    Abstract: A medical connector assembly for establishing a fluid connection between a first medical device and a second medical device includes a multi-use connector and a plurality of single-use connectors connected in series. The multi-use connector has a proximal end opposite a distal end along a longitudinal length thereof. The plurality of single-use connectors each have a proximal end opposite a distal end along a longitudinal length thereof. The distal end of the multi-use connector is releasably connected to the proximal end of a first of the serially-connected single-use connectors. When a second of the serially-connected single-use connectors is disconnected from the first single-use connector, the first single-use connector remains connected to the multi-use medical connector as a sterility retaining cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin Cowan, James A. Dedig, David M. Griffiths, Edward J. Rhinehart, Benjamin Taggart, Mark Trocki
  • Patent number: 10857286
    Abstract: A method of maintaining an overall flow rate during a sequential delivery of at least two fluids to a patient's blood vessel includes delivering at least a first fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a first flow rate, delivering at least a second fluid into the patient's blood vessel at a second flow rate, and adjusting at least one of a first flow profile of the first flow rate and a second flow profile of the second flow rate to dampen a transient increase in the overall flow rate during a transition between delivering one of the first fluid and the second fluid to delivering the other of the first fluid and the second fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Ralph Schriver, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ronald Heller, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Edward Rhinehart, Timothy Newing
  • Patent number: 10850066
    Abstract: A catheter including at least one distal opening positioned at or near the distal end and at least one proximal opening near the proximal end and proximal to the at least one distal opening is described. The catheter may be configured for delivering at least a first fluid through the at least one distal opening to a central circulation system of a patient and delivering at least a second fluid through the at least one proximal opening to a peripheral circulation system of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Barry Lynn McDaniel, David M. Griffiths, Michael J. Bonnette, Eric J. Thor
  • Patent number: 10792418
    Abstract: A pressure jacket includes a barrel having a proximal end, a distal end, and a sidewall extending substantially circumferentially between the proximal end and the distal end along a longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket also includes at least one retaining member having at least one first lug protruding radially outward relative to an outer surface of the sidewall. The at least one first lug has at least one third surface tapered axially relative to the longitudinal axis of the barrel in a proximal direction. The at least one first lug is configured for engagement with a locking mechanism associated with a port on a fluid injector to releasably lock the pressure jacket with the fluid injector. At least a portion of the at least one third surface axially ejects the pressure jacket upon rotation of the pressure jacket about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Barry L. Tucker, Kevin P. Cowan, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, Michael A. Spohn
  • Publication number: 20200222634
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. The distal end of the rolling diaphragm has a nozzle and a sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Inventors: DAVID BERRY, BARRY L. TUCKER, EDWARD J. RHINEHART, GERALD CALLAN, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, RAYMOND C. HOFFMAN, BENJAMIN T. KRUPP, MARTIN J. GIBLER, MICHAEL A. SPOHN
  • Patent number: 10688294
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a first container configured for storing a first fluid therein and a second container configured for storing a second fluid therein, wherein the second fluid is different from the first fluid. The fluid delivery system further includes at least one pump configured for delivering under pressure one or both of the first and second fluids. At least one valve is provided for selectively delivering one or both of the first and second fluids to the pump. The first and second containers, the pump, and the valve are contained within a cartridge that is removably insertable into a cartridge carrier of the fluid delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Mark Trocki, Arthur E. Uber, III
  • Patent number: 10589018
    Abstract: A multi-dose disposable fluid delivery system includes at least one fluid container, a multi-use fluid path set, and a plurality of single-use fluid path sets. The at least one fluid container has a connection port configured for fluidly connecting with a first end of the multi-use fluid path set. The second end of the multi-fluid path set is configured for fluidly connecting to a fluid injection apparatus. The plurality of single-use fluid path sets is connected in sequence to define a fluid path extending from a first single-use fluid path set to a last single- use fluid path set. Each of the plurality single-use fluid path sets has a first end and a second end. The first end of the first single-use fluid path set is configured for connecting to a delivery line. The second end of the last single-use fluid path set is configured for connecting to the injection apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Ralph H. Schriver, Barry L. Tucker, James A. Dedig
  • Patent number: 10583256
    Abstract: A syringe for a fluid delivery system includes a pressure jacket having a distal end, a proximal end, and a throughbore therebetween. The syringe further includes a rolling diaphragm having a proximal end with an end wall for engaging a plunger, a distal end received within the throughbore of the pressure jacket. A sidewall extends between the proximal end and the distal end of the rolling diaphragm along a longitudinal axis. At least a portion of one of the sidewall and the end wall has non-uniform thickness. At least a portion of the sidewall is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the plunger such that an outer surface of the sidewall at a folding region is folded in a radially inward direction as the plunger is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end of the rolling diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Dave Berry, Barry L. Tucker, Edward J. Rhinehart, Gerald W. Callan, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, Raymond C. Hoffman, Benjamin T. Krupp, Martin J. Gibler, Michael A. Spohn
  • Patent number: 10532166
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the fill volume of a fluid chamber includes a fluid injector, at least one fluid chamber in fluid communication with the fluid injector, one or more sensors positioned relative to the at least one fluid chamber and configured to detect a position of a liquid-gas interface of the fluid contained in the at least one fluid chamber, and at least one processor in communication with the sensors and the fluid injector, and configured to: determine the position of the liquid-gas interface of the fluid, calculate the volume of fluid in the at least one fluid chamber based on the position of the liquid-gas interface, and at least one of: i) display the volume of the fluid; ii) enable the fluid injector to perform an action; and iii) disable the fluid injector from performing the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEATLHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Ralph Schriver, Arthur E Uber, III, Michael Spohn
  • Patent number: 10512721
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone, Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk
  • Patent number: 10512720
    Abstract: A syringe includes a barrel having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending therebetween along a longitudinal axis. At least one engagement member protrudes from a terminal portion of the sidewall in a proximal direction along the longitudinal axis. The at least one engagement member tapers axially in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal end. The at least one engagement member is configured for engagement with a locking mechanism of a fluid injector to releasably lock the syringe with the fluid injector. A taper of the at least one engagement member is configured to rotationally guide the syringe into alignment with the locking mechanism and axially eject the syringe upon rotation of the syringe. The locking mechanism operatively engages the at least one engagement member regardless of an orientation of the syringe about the longitudinal axis relative to the injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Cowan, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Edward J. Rhinehart, James R. Neill, Glen P. Williams, Michael A. Spohn
  • Patent number: 10507003
    Abstract: Described is an in-scan phantom for use during an imaging procedure. The phantom can include at least one measuring insert and/or at least one measured insert. The measuring insert may have radiation detecting capabilities while the measured insert may include a radioactive material. Also described is an imaging modality system that includes an imaging modality and an in-scan phantom as well as methods of using the in-scan phantom for imaging a patient or performing a scout scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, David M. Griffiths, Ivana Kingston, Dzmitry Liushtyk, Matthew Hoiko, Roey Flor, Robert Redmond, Henry Hernaez, Sridhar Balasubramanian
  • Publication number: 20190365982
    Abstract: A method and system determine, with a computer system including one or more processors, a plurality of parameters associated with a volume in an object over time in a series of sequence blocks. In a sequence block in the series of sequence blocks, the plurality of parameters are determined as occurring simultaneously in the volume in the object. At least one parameter of the plurality of parameters varies from the sequence block to another sequence block in the series of sequence blocks, and the plurality of parameters include a contrast related parameter associated with a concentration of a contrast agent in the volume in the object over time in the series of sequence blocks. The computer system generates a signal evolution based on the plurality of parameters of the volume in the object over time in the series of sequence blocks, the signal evolution defining the contrast related parameter over time in the series of sequence blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventor: ARTHUR E. UBER, III
  • Patent number: 10478558
    Abstract: Systems and methods for intelligently delivering fluid to a targeted tissue are described. The systems and methods may include directing a pump to distribute fluid to a targeted tissue and receiving one or more signals from an intracorporeal sensing system, where the one or more signals correspond to one or more sensed feedback parameters at the targeted tissue. The systems and methods may also include determining whether the one or more sensed feedback parameters are within an acceptable range. If the one or more sensed feedback parameters are not within the acceptable range, the systems and methods may include determining an adjusted velocity for the plunger necessary to adjust the pressure of the fluid in the pump so that the one or more sensed feedback parameters move within the acceptable range and directing the pump to distribute the fluid at the adjusted velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Martin J. Uram, Michael J. Yanniello, Barry L. Tucker, David A. Mishler, Edward J. Rhinehart, Mark Trocki, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, John A. Brosovich
  • Publication number: 20190307953
    Abstract: A system for heating a medical fluid has at least one first fluid container for storing the fluid, a fluid injector having at least one second fluid container for receiving the fluid from the at least one first fluid container through a fluid path set, at least one heating element positioned in-line with the fluid path set between the at least one first fluid container and the at least one second fluid container of the fluid injector for heating the fluid to a pre-determined temperature as the fluid flows through at least one fluid path element, and a controller for controlling an output of the at least one heating element based on at least one of a property of the at least one heating element and a property of the fluid flowing through the at least one fluid path element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: ARTHUR E. UBER, III, MOLLY BINGAMAN, GERALD CALLAN, KEVIN COWAN, GENEVIEVE JEROME, MATTHEW LEROCH, DANIEL MOORE, RALPH SCHRIVER, MICHAEL SPOHN, MICHAEL SWANTNER, BARRY TUCKER
  • Patent number: 10378949
    Abstract: A syringe assembly may include a syringe having a distal end, a proximal end, and a sidewall extending between the distal end and the proximal end and defining an interior volume; and an indicator float provided in the interior volume of the syringe. The indicator float may be buoyant such that the indicator float is movable between the distal end and the proximal end of the syringe based on a fluid fill level within the interior volume of the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, Stephen Sams