Patents by Inventor Borut Cizman

Borut Cizman 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: 10224117
    Abstract: A computer readable medium stores instructions configured to cause a home therapy machine to allow an at home patient selection of a device program from a plurality of device programs stored on the home therapy machine and perform an at home treatment using fluid flow equipment provided by the home therapy machine according to the selected device program. The instructions are further configured to receive data generated during the at home treatment and generate at least one log file based upon the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10095840
    Abstract: A method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient using a renal therapy machine includes electronically retrieving a doctor's prescription for renal therapy and based on the doctor's prescription, enabling electronic selection of supplies, including a dialyzer, at a first location other than the patient's home or dwelling by a person other than the patient. The method further includes electronically initiating a sending of the supplies and the renal therapy machine to the patient's home or dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10089443
    Abstract: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected to the system hub via the web portal; and a website accessible via the web portal, the website including a patient portion available to patients using the plurality of home therapy machines, the website further including a clinician portion that enables the clinics to manage the home therapy machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10068061
    Abstract: A home therapy entry, modification and reporting system includes a website configured to display therapy entry, modification and reporting information and a system hub configured to manage a flow of the information between the website and a plurality of home therapy machines. The website specifically includes a therapy prescription screen configured to specify supplies needed at the patient's home or dwelling for operation with one of the home therapy machines, a device program screen configured to set parameters by which at least one of the home therapy machines operates to perform the home therapy on the patient, and a clinician dashboard screen including a list of patients and a notification associated with at least one of the listed patients, the notification indicating whether a predefined treatment condition or alert occurred during the home therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10061899
    Abstract: A home therapy machine is configured to perform a home therapy on a patient at a home or dwelling of the patient. The home therapy machine includes at least one processor operating a connectivity agent having an activated mode and a deactivated mode. When the connectivity agent is in the activated mode, the at least one processor is able to send data to and receive data from a system hub. When the connectivity agent is in the deactivated mode, the at least one processor is not able to send data to or receive data from the system hub. The home therapy machine further includes a user interface configured to receive a patient selection of a device program received from the system hub and at least one pump under control of the at least one processor for performing the home therapy according to the selected device program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Publication number: 20170220769
    Abstract: A home therapy machine is configured to perform a home therapy on a patient at a home or dwelling of the patient. The home therapy machine includes at least one processor operating a connectivity agent having an activated mode and a deactivated mode. When the connectivity agent is in the activated mode, the at least one processor is able to send data to and receive data from a system hub. When the connectivity agent is in the deactivated mode, the at least one processor is not able to send data to or receive data from the system hub. The home therapy machine further includes a user interface configured to receive a patient selection of a device program received from the system hub and at least one pump under control of the at least one processor for performing the home therapy according to the selected device program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 9697334
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a dialysis machine including at least one dialysis fluid pump and a logic implementer configured to (i) receive a plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions that have been approved remote from the dialysis machine by a doctor/clinician for a particular patient, at least two of the plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions having different treatment durations, different dialysis fluids or different ultrafiltration removal amounts, (ii) store the plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions for use in operating the dialysis machine, (iii) cause the stored therapy prescriptions to be presented, (iv) allow a selection of one or more of the presented therapy prescriptions for one or more upcoming treatment, and (v) operate the at least one dialysis fluid pump according to the selected one or more therapy prescriptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Patent number: 9690905
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes: a home dialysis machine located at a patient's home; a clinician computer associated with a dialysis center, the dialysis center located remotely from the home dialysis machine; a server in data communication with the home dialysis machine and the clinician computer; and wherein the system is configured and arranged for (i) treatment data to be sent by the home dialysis machine to the clinician computer via the server, and (ii) the treatment data to be analyzed to form a treatment prescription that is delivered to and used by the home dialysis machine to perform a subsequent treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Publication number: 20170095605
    Abstract: An automated peritoneal dialysis system and machine configured to perform dextrose mixing are disclosed. An example dialysis machine includes at least one pump, a first dialysate having a first dextrose level placed in fluid communication with the at least one pump, and a second dialysate having a second dextrose level placed in fluid communication with the at least one pump. The example dialysis machine also includes first and second valves placed between the first and second dialysates and the at least one pump. The example dialysis machine further includes a logic implementer programmed to operate the at least one pump and the first and second valves to mix the first and second dialysates so as to form a third dextrose level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Anping Yu, Borut Cizman
  • Publication number: 20170068801
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a dialysis machine including at least one dialysis fluid pump and a logic implementer configured to (i) receive a plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions that have been approved remote from the dialysis machine by a doctor/clinician for a particular patient, at least two of the plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions having different treatment durations, different dialysis fluids or different ultrafiltration removal amounts, (ii) store the plurality of predetermined therapy prescriptions for use in operating the dialysis machine, (iii) cause the stored therapy prescriptions to be presented, (iv) allow a selection of one or more of the presented therapy prescriptions for one or more upcoming treatment, and (v) operate the at least one dialysis fluid pump according to the selected one or more therapy prescriptions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Patent number: 9582645
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes (i) a first home dialysis machine located at a first patient's home; (ii) a second home dialysis machine located at a second patient's home; (iii) a first modem in data communication with the first home dialysis machine; (iv) a second modem in data communication with the second home dialysis machine; (v) a clinician server associated with a dialysis center; (vi) a first clinician computer in data communication with the clinician server; (vii) a second clinician computer in data communication with the clinician server; (viii) a dialysis center modem in data communication with the clinician server; and (ix) a network in data communication with the first modem, the second modem and the dialysis center modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Patent number: 9514283
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: a plurality of automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machines; and a server computer in communication with the APD machines, the APD machines programmed to inform the server computer of how much dialysate is consumed over a first delivery period, the server computer configured to use the amounts consumed to determine dialysate delivery amounts for the plurality of APD machines for a second delivery period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Anping Yu, Borut Cizman
  • Publication number: 20160239637
    Abstract: A method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient using a renal therapy machine includes electronically retrieving a doctor's prescription for renal therapy and based on the doctor's prescription, enabling electronic selection of supplies, including a dialyzer, at a first location other than the patient's home or dwelling by a person other than the patient. The method further includes electronically initiating a sending of the supplies and the renal therapy machine to the patient's home or dwelling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Robin D. Cooper, Brian S. Kunzeman, Timothy L, Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Publication number: 20160235901
    Abstract: A computer readable medium stores instructions configured to cause a home therapy machine to allow an at home patient selection of a device program from a plurality of device programs stored on the home therapy machine and perform an at home treatment using fluid flow equipment provided by the home therapy machine according to the selected device program. The instructions are further configured to receive data generated during the at home treatment and generate at least one log file based upon the received data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Publication number: 20160217265
    Abstract: A home therapy entry, modification and reporting system includes a website configured to display therapy entry, modification and reporting information and a system hub configured to manage a flow of the information between the website and a plurality of home therapy machines. The website specifically includes a therapy prescription screen configured to specify supplies needed at the patient's home or dwelling for operation with one of the home therapy machines, a device program screen configured to set parameters by which at least one of the home therapy machines operates to perform the home therapy on the patient, and a clinician dashboard screen including a list of patients and a notification associated with at least one of the listed patients, the notification indicating whether a predefined treatment condition or alert occurred during the home therapy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 9149570
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a logic implementer configured to: (i) generate a number of peritoneal dialysis therapy regimens that meet at least one therapy target input; (ii) accept a filter input; and (iii) filter the generated therapy regimens according to the filter input to refine the number of therapy regimens available for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Edward F. Vonesh, Borut Cizman, Michael Niemann
  • Patent number: 9147045
    Abstract: An ultrafiltration (“UF”) evaluation method includes: (i) determining an amount of UF removed from a patient over a first dwell time; (ii) determine an amount of UF removed from the patient over a second, different dwell time; (iii) determining an amount of UF removed from the patient over a third, different dwell time; and (iv) fitting a curve to the UF removal amounts for the first, second and third dwell time. A peritoneal dialysis therapy generation method using the curve determined according to the “UF” evaluation method to generate at least one peritoneal dialysis therapy regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Edward F. Vonesh, Benjamin Kellam, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Patent number: 9141760
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an automated peritoneal dialysis (“APD”) machine includes at least one pump, a logic implementer storing a plurality of therapy prescriptions by which to operate the at least one pump, each therapy prescription pre-approved for a particular patient, and an input device operating with the logic implementer to allow the patient to select one of the therapy prescriptions for a particular therapy. In another embodiment, the input device operating with the logic implementer allows a doctor/clinician to select or approve one of the therapy prescriptions to be run on the APD machine. In a further embodiment, the logic implementer is programmed to select or suggest one of the therapy prescriptions to be run on the APD machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Publication number: 20130346102
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes: a home dialysis machine located at a patient's home; a clinician computer associated with a dialysis center, the dialysis center located remotely from the home dialysis machine; a server in data communication with the home dialysis machine and the clinician computer; and wherein the system is configured and arranged for (i) treatment data to be sent by the home dialysis machine to the clinician computer via the server, and (ii) the treatment data to be analyzed to form a treatment prescription that is delivered to and used by the home dialysis machine to perform a subsequent treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman
  • Publication number: 20130346099
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes (i) a first home dialysis machine located at a first patient's home; (ii) a second home dialysis machine located at a second patient's home; (iii) a first modem in data communication with the first home dialysis machine; (iv) a second modem in data communication with the second home dialysis machine; (v) a clinician server associated with a dialysis center; (vi) a first clinician computer in data communication with the clinician server; (vii) a second clinician computer in data communication with the clinician server; (viii) a dialysis center modem in data communication with the clinician server; and (ix) a network in data communication with the first modem, the second modem and the dialysis center modem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Anping Yu, Robert W. Childers, Borut Cizman