Patents by Inventor Arthur Uber III

Arthur Uber III 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).

  • Publication number: 20210361875
    Abstract: A rolling diaphragm syringe for receiving a medical fluid therein, the rolling diaphragm syringe comprising a sidewall that is flexible and rolls upon itself when acted upon by the piston such that an outer surface of the sidewall is rolled in a radially inward direction as the piston is advanced from the proximal end to the distal end, and wherein at least a portion of an inner surface of the flexible sidewall comprises at least one surface texturization feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Cowan, Michael Spohn, Michael Swantner, James Mierzwiak, David Berry, Barry Tucker, Arthur Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20210361253
    Abstract: Described is a method of providing an estimate of radiation dose received by a patient during an imaging scan performed by an imaging system. The method includes receiving patient information about the patient, receiving scan data generated during the imaging scan of the patient by the imaging system, creating a virtual dose model of the patient based upon the patient information and the scan data, receiving a selection of a region of interest of the patient, performing a dose simulation on the virtual dose model of the patient or a portion thereof, and determining, based upon an outcome of the dose simulation, an estimate of the radiation dose received within the region of interest. The imaging scan can be a partial imaging scan of a portion of the patient. Also provided is a system and software for carrying out this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: David GRIFFITHS, Arthur UBER, III, Jacob AGRIS, Ting LU, Peter THOMPSON
  • Publication number: 20210338922
    Abstract: A high crack pressure valve is described. The high crack pressure valve includes an inlet adapted to receive a medical fluid pressurized by a pump; an outlet in fluid communication with a fluid path element, wherein the fluid path element is in fluid communication with downstream system components of a fluid delivery system; and a moveable element having a crack pressure threshold. The moveable element has a first closed position and a second open position and is configured to move from the first closed position to the second open position when a fluid pressure at the inlet is greater than or equal to the crack pressure threshold. The pressure of fluid at the outlet of the high crack pressure valve has little or no effect on movement of the moveable element from the first closed position to the second open position. Fluid injector systems and fluid path elements which include the high crack pressure valve are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Inventors: ARTHUR UBER, III, MARK TROCKI
  • Patent number: 11141535
    Abstract: A fluid injector system for delivering a multi-phase fluid injection to a patient and methods of fluid delivery is disclosed. Methods of creating and using a multi-aspect fluid path impedance model of the injector system are used. Modeling and adjustment of factors that affect impedance and prevent or reduce backflow, reduce the likelihood of fluid flow rate spikes and provide more accurate flow rates and mixing ratios of fluids may be repeated or happen essentially continuously during an injection. The adjustments may be determined before the injection or determined and/or adjusted during the injection. The determination may include sensor feedback commonly used in injectors such as pressure and position feedback as well as other sensors. In all cases, the user can be notified of adjustments through on-screen notices and/or through the recordation of the injection data by a control device of the injector at the conclusion of the injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Uber, III, Chelsea Marsh, William Barone, Michael McDermott, Timothy Newing, Michael Spohn, Vince Delbrugge, Ralph Schriver, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Ronald Heller, David Griffiths, Matthew Schrauder
  • Publication number: 20210187186
    Abstract: Provided is a method for delivering a medical fluid. The method includes delivering a fluid volume, which includes contrast and/or a flush fluid, at a preselected total volumetric flowrate during a first duration of a fluid delivery procedure. The amount of the contrast agent and the flush fluid in the fluid volume can be controllably varied during the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure so as to substantially maintain a preselected total volumetric flowrate throughout the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure. Also provided is a fluid delivery system capable of performing this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventor: Arthur Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20210138148
    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: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Publication date: May 13, 2021
    Inventors: MICHAEL SPOHN, RALPH SCHRIVER, ARTHUR UBER, III, RONALD HELLER, KEVIN COWAN, BARRY TUCKER, EDWARD RHINEHART, TIMOTHY NEWING
  • Patent number: 10933186
    Abstract: Provided is a method for delivering a medical fluid. The method includes delivering a fluid volume, which includes contrast and/or a flush fluid, at a preselected total volumetric flowrate during a first duration of a fluid delivery procedure. The amount of the contrast agent and the flush fluid in the fluid volume can be controllably varied during the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure so as to substantially maintain a preselected total volumetric flowrate throughout the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure. Also provided is a fluid delivery system capable of performing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Uber, III
  • Patent number: 10835668
    Abstract: An adapter for releasably attaching a syringe to an injector. The adapter comprises a mounting mechanism positioned at a rear end of the adapter to mount the adapter in a desired position relative to a front wall of the injector; and a syringe carrier section adapted to seat at least a portion of the syringe. The syringe carrier section defines a first opening on a top thereof to allow placement of the syringe therein from the top and a second opening in a rear section thereof to allow the drive member of the injector to communicate forward force to the plunger. A cover portion extends over a rearward end of the first opening and has a first end configured to abut the flange of the syringe when the syringe is positioned within the syringe carrier section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Erin Novickoff, Molly Bingaman, Collin Grimes, Keith Lipford, Barry Iddon, Richard Seman, Kent Diasabeygunawardena, Isabella Norcini, Emma Diasabeygunawardena, Patrick O'Rourke, Samantha Sutherland, Stephen Schulte, Arthur Uber, III, Mark Trocki, David M. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20200353103
    Abstract: A diagnostic contrast composition includes a carrier fluid and a non-decaying gas-evolving fluid incorporated in the carrier fluid. The gas-evolving fluid has a vapor pressure sufficient to evolve the gas from a circulatory system within a lung of a patient. The gas-evolving fluid is a composition containing a sufficient quantity of atoms with an atomic number higher than 8 to provide an increased absorption sufficient to increase a Hounsfield Unit measurement in an image in a CT imaging system. The gas-evolving fluid is selected from the group consisting of xenon gas, krypton gas, sulfur hexafluoride, a perfluorocarbon, a brominated perfluorocarbon, and combinations thereof. The carrier fluid is selected from the group consisting of water, saline, saline comprising one or more blood proteins, and saline comprising dissolved lipids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventor: Arthur Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20200230317
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system and method for determining whether the correct fluid is being drawn into and/or dispensed from a syringe. The system includes a syringe, a fluid injector for drawing fluid into and dispensing fluid from the syringe, one or more sensors adapted to measure a force required to draw the fluid into and/or dispense the fluid from the syringe, a processor in communication with the one or more sensors, and a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium in operable communication with the processor. The computer-readable storage medium contains one or more programming instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to receive from the one or more sensors one or more measurements of the force required to draw the fluid into and/or dispense the fluid from the syringe and determine from the one or more measurements whether a correct fluid is being drawn into and/or dispensed from the syringe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: ARTHUR UBER, III, MICHAEL SPOHN, DAVID GRIFFITHS, RALPH SCHRIVER
  • Publication number: 20200146647
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventors: ARTHUR UBER, III, KEVIN COWAN, DAVID GRIFFITHS, IVANA KINSTON, DZMITRY LIUSHTYK, MATTHEW HOIKO, ROEY FLOR, ROBERT REDMOND, HENRY HERNAEZ, SRIDHAR BALASUBRAMANIAN
  • Publication number: 20200139043
    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 engageable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL SWANTNER, RICHARD SEMAN, BARRY TUCKER, ARTHUR UBER, III, KEVIN COWAN, JAMES DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER CAPONE, JAROSLAW WLODARCZYK
  • Publication number: 20200121860
    Abstract: A fluid injector system for delivering a multi-phase fluid injection to a patient and methods of fluid delivery is disclosed. Methods of creating and using a multi-aspect fluid path impedance model of the injector system are used. Modeling and adjustment of factors that affect impedance and prevent or reduce backflow, reduce the likelihood of fluid flow rate spikes and provide more accurate flow rates and mixing ratios of fluids may be repeated or happen essentially continuously during an injection. The adjustments may be determined before the injection or determined and/or adjusted during the injection. The determination may include sensor feedback commonly used in injectors such as pressure and position feedback as well as other sensors. In all cases, the user can be notified of adjustments through on-screen notices and/or through the recordation of the injection data by a control device of the injector at the conclusion of the injection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Arthur UBER, III, Chelsea MARSH, William Barone, Michael MCDERMOTT, Timothy NEWING, Michael SPOHN, Vince DELBRUGGE, Ralph SCHRIVER, Kevin COWAN, Barry TUCKER, Ronald HELLER, David GRIFFITHS, Matthew SCHRAUDER
  • Publication number: 20200118675
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for predictive maintenance. A method may include receiving operation data associated with one or more injection systems, wherein the operation data includes one or more operation parameters associated with one or more operations of the one or more injection systems; determining one or more prediction scores for the one or more injection systems based on the operation data, wherein the one or more prediction scores include one or more predictions of one or more operation failures or misuses for the one or more injection systems; and providing maintenance data associated with the one or more operation failures or misuses, wherein the maintenance data is based on the one or more prediction scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2018
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: RALPH SCHRIVER, ARTHUR UBER, III, JANELE ARCHIBALD, MATTHEW BREWER, AMY CHAYA, CHRISTOPHER FIORENTINI, DAVID GRIFFITHS, JACOB HARTMANN, JOSEPH HULBERT, SUSAN MICHEL, JANEL PETRILLI, MICHAEL POGOZELEC, BARRY SKIRBLE
  • Publication number: 20200114065
    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: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: KEVIN COWAN, BARRY TUCKER, ARTHUR UBER, III, EDWARD RHINEHART, JAMES NEILL, GLEN WILLIAMS, MICHAEL SPOHN
  • Publication number: 20200078518
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: ARTHUR UBER, III, MICHAEL YANNIELLO, BARRY TUCKER, DAVID MISHLER, EDWARD RHINEHART, MARK TROCKI, MARTIN URAM, KEVIN COWAN, JOHN BROSOVICH
  • Publication number: 20200046895
    Abstract: Provided is a method for delivering a medical fluid. The method includes delivering a fluid volume, which includes contrast and/or a flush fluid, at a preselected total volumetric flowrate during a first duration of a fluid delivery procedure. The amount of the contrast agent and the flush fluid in the fluid volume can be controllably varied during the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure so as to substantially maintain a preselected total volumetric flowrate throughout the first duration of the fluid delivery procedure. Also provided is a fluid delivery system capable of performing this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventor: Arthur Uber, III
  • Publication number: 20190381240
    Abstract: An adapter for releasably attaching a syringe to an injector. The adapter comprises a mounting mechanism positioned at a rear end of the adapter to mount the adapter in a desired position relative to a front wall of the injector; and a syringe carrier section adapted to seat at least a portion of the syringe. The syringe carrier section defines a first opening on a top thereof to allow placement of the syringe therein from the top and a second opening in a rear section thereof to allow the drive member of the injector to communicate forward force to the plunger. A cover portion extends over a rearward end of the first opening and has a first end configured to abut the flange of the syringe when the syringe is positioned within the syringe carrier section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Erin NOVICKOFF, Molly BINGAMAN, Collin GRIMES, Keith LIPFORD, Barry IDDON, Richard SEMAN, Kent DIASABEYGUNAWARDENA, Isabella NORCINI, Emma DIASABEYGUNAWARDENA, Patrick O'ROURKE, Samantha SUTHERLAND, Stephen SCHULTE, Arthur UBER, III, Mark TROCKI, David M. REILLY
  • Publication number: 20190224406
    Abstract: A medical injector including at least one syringe port for engaging at least one syringe and having a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism enables the syringe to self-align with the syringe port for locking engagement upon insertion of the syringe into the syringe port and to axially eject the syringe from the port upon rotational disengagement of the syringe from the port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: KEVIN COWAN, ARTHUR UBER, III, MICHAEL SPOHN, BARRY TUCKER, EDWARD RHINEHART
  • Publication number: 20080097197
    Abstract: A method of modeling propagation of a pharmaceutical fluid in a patient, includes: collecting data corresponding to a time response curve resulting from injection of the fluid; and determining at least one mathematical model describing the data. The mathematical model can, for example, be a model which is not determined by a continuous or a discrete-time Fourier transform of the data. A method of controlling injection of a pharmaceutical fluid into a patient using an injector in a medical procedure, includes: collecting data corresponding to a patient response curve resulting from injection of the fluid; determining at least one mathematical model describing the data; and controlling the injector during the medical procedure to control injection of the fluid into the patient to create patient response at least in part on the basis of the mathematical model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: John Kalafut, Arthur Uber III