Patents by Inventor Bruce Ellingboe

Bruce Ellingboe 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: 11013850
    Abstract: Embodiments are described that include systems and methods for separating components of a composite fluid, e.g., whole blood. Some embodiments provide for processing a composite fluid by subjecting a volume of the fluid to a first centripetal acceleration for an initial separation, followed by a second centripetal acceleration for a second separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Gibbs, Bruce Ellingboe, Jeffrey J. Blakeslee
  • Patent number: 10806848
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system box for holding a bag system and methods for separating composite liquids are described. In embodiments, a bag system may be a blood bag system used to collect blood, separate the blood into components, store the components, and utilize the components in patients. The system box may hold the blood bag system. Processes can then be performed to separate components from the blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Terumo BCT, Inc., Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kris Nackaerts, Makoto Hirabuki, Marcellus Geiselmann, Bruce Ellingboe, Hong Duc Nguyen, Timothy M. Taga, Ross Tichota, Tadashi Imai, Armin Brendle, Christoph Pabst, Roland Biset, Wilfried Mertens, Klaus-Günter Eberle
  • Publication number: 20200078508
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system box for holding a bag system and methods for separating composite liquids are described. In embodiments, a bag system may be a blood bag system used to collect blood, separate the blood into components, store the components, and utilize the components in patients. The system box may hold the blood bag system. Processes can then be performed to separate components from the blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicants: Terumo BCT, Inc., Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kris NACKAERTS, Makoto HIRABUKI, Marcellus GEISELMANN, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Hong Duc NGUYEN, Timothy M. TAGA, Ross TICHOTA, Tadashi IMAI, Armin BRENDLE, Christoph PABST, Roland BISET, Wilfried MERTENS, Klaus-Günter EBERLE
  • Patent number: 10518021
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system box for holding a bag system and methods for separating composite liquids are described. In embodiments, a bag system may be a blood bag system used to collect blood, separate the blood into components, store the components, and utilize the components in patients. The system box may hold the blood bag system. Processes can then be performed to separate components from the blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignees: Terumo BCT, Inc., Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kris Nackaerts, Makoto Hirabuki, Marcellus Geiselmann, Bruce Ellingboe, Hong Duc Nguyen, Timothy M. Taga, Ross Tichota, Tadashi Imai, Armin Brendle, Christoph Pabst, Roland Biset, Wilfried Mertens, Klaus-Günter Eberle
  • Publication number: 20180154067
    Abstract: Embodiments are described that include systems and methods for separating components of a composite fluid, e.g., whole blood. Some embodiments provide for processing a composite fluid by subjecting a volume of the fluid to a first centripetal acceleration for an initial separation, followed by a second centripetal acceleration for a second separation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Applicant: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce W. Gibbs, Bruce Ellingboe, Jeffrey J. Blakeslee
  • Publication number: 20160296943
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for removing beads from fluid that may include cells as well as the beads. Embodiments may utilize one or more: separation chambers, flow cells, magnets, and/or magnetic fields to remove beads from a fluid stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Applicant: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanner J. LADTKOW, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Jennifer D. SCHOLLER, John J. PITTINGER
  • Publication number: 20160243300
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system box for holding a bag system and methods for separating composite liquids are described. In embodiments, a bag system may be a blood bag system used to collect blood, separate the blood into components, store the components, and utilize the components in patients. The system box may hold the blood bag system. Processes can then be performed to separate components from the blood.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Publication date: August 25, 2016
    Applicants: Terumo BCT, Inc., Andreas Hettich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Kris NACKAERTS, Makoto HIRABUKI, Marcellus GEISELMANN, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Hong Duc NGUYEN, Timothy M. TAGA, Ross TICHOTA, Tadashi IMAI, Armin BRENDLE, Christoph PABST, Roland BISET, Wilfried MERTENS, Klaus-Günter EBERLE
  • Patent number: 8944983
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into components, comprising a valve design that facilitates loading and unloading of sets of blood bags. The valves comprise a jaw mounted on a shaft, the jaw being adapted to apply radio frequency energy to seal a tube, a stepper motor section, and at least two position sensors. The valve sections are mounted on an upper plate, and the stepper motor sections are mounted on a lower plate. A main radio frequency coil is selectively electrically coupled to each of the valves through a multiplexing switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Duc Nguyen, Bruce Ellingboe, Darryl Hudock
  • Patent number: 8540614
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising a valve design that facilitates loading and unloading of blood bags and associated tubing and bag sets. The valves comprise a rotating head, mounted on a shaft, which assumes a “load” position. The head pivots to an “open” position, which secures the tube in its designated location, but which maintains an open lumen through the tube. When the head is in a “closed” position, blood components cannot flow through the tube. The valve apparatus comprises means for maintaining a constant pressure on the tube and contact with the tube as the tube is melted and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Hong Duc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8337380
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising a valve design that facilitates loading and unloading of blood bags and associated tubing and bag sets. The valves comprise a rotating head, mounted on a shaft, which assumes a “load” position. The head pivots to an “open” position, which secures the tube in its designated location, but which maintains an open lumen through the tube. When the head is in a “closed” position, blood components cannot flow through the tube. The valve apparatus comprises means for maintaining a constant pressure on the tube and contact with the tube as the tube is melted and sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Hong Duc Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20110312481
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into components, comprising a valve design that facilitates loading and unloading of sets of blood bags. The valves comprise a jaw mounted on a shaft, the jaw being adapted to apply radio frequency energy to seal a tube, a stepper motor section, and at least two position sensors. The valve sections are mounted on an upper plate, and the stepper motor sections are mounted on a lower plate. A main radio frequency coil is selectively electrically coupled to each of the valves through a multiplexing switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, INC.
    Inventors: Hong Duc NGUYEN, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Darryl Hudock
  • Publication number: 20110136646
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising an asymmetrical junction or manifold in the blood bag and tubing set inhibits errors when the bags and tubes are loaded into the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas PEARCE, Hong Duc NGUYEN, Bruce ELLINGBOE, Richard Alan EDRICH
  • Publication number: 20110136645
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising a valve design that facilitates loading and unloading of blood bags and associated tubing and bag sets. The valves comprise a rotating head, mounted on a shaft, which assumes a “load” position. The head pivots to an “open” position, which secures the tube in its designated location, but which maintains an open lumen through the tube. When the head is in a “closed” position, blood components cannot flow through the tube. The valve apparatus comprises means for maintaining a constant pressure on the tube and contact with the tube as the tube is melted and sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce ELLINGBOE, Hong Duc NGUYEN
  • Publication number: 20110136650
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating at least two discrete volumes of a composite liquid into at least a first component and a second component, comprising a well provided on a rotor near the axis of rotation for receiving a relatively rare blood component, such as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), or for receiving a fluid that can be used multiple times, such as a washing solution. The well is placed radially outwardly from the axis of rotation and radially inwardly from cavity, which receives bags containing blood or another biologic fluid. The well is placed in a low centrifugal force region relative to the position of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: CARIDIANBCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce ELLINGBOE, Richard Alan EDRICH, Thomas PEARCE
  • Publication number: 20080027368
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for use in extracorporeal blood perfusions systems that have a control unit for controlling the flow of fluids. The cartridge has a housing defining a plurality of internal passageways that connect to a cardiopulmonary circuit, a cardioplegia circuit and a suction circuit. The cartridge may be fitted with one or more of a bubble trap, a filter, and a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: Kevin Kollar, Bruce Ellingboe, John Kappus, Gary Carson
  • Publication number: 20060167400
    Abstract: An extracorporeal blood perfusion system includes a disposable assembly and a control unit having a control interface region. The interface region includes pump assemblies for selective pumping of venous blood, arterial blood, cardioplegia solution, suctioned blood and blood removed from the left ventricle. Valve assemblies control the flow of fluids through the assembly and to/from the patient and sensors monitor various fluid parameters including temperature and pressure within the various fluid circuits. The user interface is a functional screen interface for effecting the operation of the control unit and valve assemblies. The screen interface may be a touch screen having objects that corresponds to the component interface region. The display may be selectively controlled to provide graphic depictions of disposable assembly components with corresponding narrative instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Publication date: July 27, 2006
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, William Dalke, J Ingebrigtsen, John Kappus, Bruce Lawrence, Mike Schwab, Cary Carson, Kevin Kollar
  • Publication number: 20060015056
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for use in extracorporeal blood perfusions systems that have a control unit for controlling the flow of fluids. The cartridge has a housing defining a plurality of internal passageways that connect to a cardiopulmonary circuit, a cardioplegia circuit and a suction circuit. The cartridge may be fitted with one or more of a bubble trap, a filter, and a valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2005
    Publication date: January 19, 2006
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, John Kappus, Gary Carson, Kevin Kollar
  • Patent number: D734487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: TERUMO BCT, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce
  • Patent number: D734488
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce
  • Patent number: D740958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Terumo BCT, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Richard Alan Edrich, Jaime Estrada, Thomas Pearce