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: 6827728
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the interconnection of a medical fluid processing system with at least one patient temperature control pad positionable on a patient. Includable in the system is at least one connector interconnected and/or interconnectable to the medical fluid processing system and at least one connector interconnected and/or interconnectable to the at least one temperature control pad, wherein the connectors include an orientation device which provides for interconnection of the connectors at a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 6818012
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. Also included in the system is a system controller specially configured for controlling the one or more heat exchange devices. The controller is further configured to employ one or more algorithms for adding and removing heat in a predetermined manner. One algorithm may include first and second control terms which provide for a theoretical heat transfer rate as well as instructions for changing temperature in an expedient manner while reducing isolations and overshoots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance, Incorporated
    Inventor: Bruce Ellingboe
  • Patent number: 6802855
    Abstract: A connector apparatus employable in a patient temperature control system includes a connection end which is employable for connecting to at least one other connector in the system. Includable in the connection end is an orientation device configured to align the connectors and provide for interconnection only at a predetermined orientation. The connector may be configured as either a male or female style connector and include one or more engagement devices or surfaces for engaging with another connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 6699267
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. A make-up reservoir may be provided for gravity fluid flow into the circulating reservoir during the filling of the interconnectable pad(s) and for receiving fluid upon emptying of the interconnectable pad(s). During normal heating/cooling operations, the circulated fluid does not pass through the make-up reservoir, thereby yielding a highly responsive system. The make-up and circulatory reservoirs may be directly interconnected, with the make-up reservoir maintained at atmospheric pressure (e.g. via a non-spill vent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Marc Voorhees, Bruce Ellingboe
  • Publication number: 20040030372
    Abstract: A system and method provide for the interconnection of a medical fluid processing system with at least one patient temperature control pad positionable on a patient. Includable in the system is at least one connector interconnected and/or interconnectable to the medical fluid processing system and at least one connector interconnected and/or interconnectable to the at least one temperature control pad, wherein the connectors include an orientation device which provides for interconnection of the connectors at a predetermined orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Publication number: 20040030373
    Abstract: A connector apparatus employable in a patient temperature control system includes a connection end which is employable for connecting to at least one other connector in the system. Includable in the connection end is an orientation device configured to align the connectors and provide for interconnection only at a predetermined orientation. The connector may be configured as either a male or female style connector and include one or more engagement devices or surfaces for engaging with another connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 6660027
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. A make-up reservoir may be provided for gravity fluid flow into the circulating reservoir during the filling of the interconnectable pad(s) and for receiving fluid upon emptying of the interconnectable pad(s). During normal heating/cooling operations, the circulated fluid does not pass through the make-up reservoir, thereby yielding a highly responsive system. The make-up and circulatory reservoirs may be directly interconnected, with the make-up reservoir maintained at atmospheric pressure (e.g. via a non-spill vent).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Gruszecki, Bruce Ellingboe, Gary Carson
  • Publication number: 20030114903
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. Also included in the system is a system controller specially configured for controlling the one or more heat exchange devices. The controller is further configured to employ one or more algorithms for adding and removing heat in a predetermined manner. One algorithm may include first and second control terms which provide for a theoretical heat transfer rate as well as instructions for changing temperature in an expedient manner while reducing isolations and overshoots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2002
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventor: Bruce Ellingboe
  • Publication number: 20030078638
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. A make-up reservoir may be provided for gravity fluid flow into the circulating reservoir during the filling of the interconnectable pad(s) and for receiving fluid upon emptying of the interconnectable pad(s). During normal heating/cooling operations, the circulated fluid does not pass through the make-up reservoir, thereby yielding a highly responsive system. The make-up and circulatory reservoirs may be directly interconnected, with the make-up reservoir maintained at atmospheric pressure (e.g. via a non-spill vent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventors: Marc Voorhees, Bruce Ellingboe
  • Publication number: 20030074038
    Abstract: An improved patient temperature exchange system and method is disclosed for use with one or more interconnectable patient contact pads. In one embodiment, the system includes a circulating pump for drawing fluid through the interconnected pad(s) under negative pressure, and for pumping the fluid through one of more heat exchange devices into a circulating reservoir. A make-up reservoir may be provided for gravity fluid flow into the circulating reservoir during the filling of the interconnectable pad(s) and for receiving fluid upon emptying of the interconnectable pad(s). During normal heating/cooling operations, the circulated fluid does not pass through the make-up reservoir, thereby yielding a highly responsive system. The make-up and circulatory reservoirs may be directly interconnected, with the make-up reservoir maintained at atmospheric pressure (e.g. via a non-spill vent).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Inventors: Gary Gruszecki, Bruce Ellingboe, Gary Carson
  • Patent number: D487147
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: D487148
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: D492773
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventors: Bruce Ellingboe, Michael R. Hoglund, Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: H1324
    Abstract: A system for controlling and monitoring the extracorporeal circulation of fluids, which is particularly useful in controlling and monitoring the circulation of blood and cardioplegia solution in surgical procedures. A set of perfusion assemblies are mounted in a transportable console, each perfusion assembly having a separable pump and control module pod. Virtually all the instrumentation for the monitoring and controlling of the pump and the fluid being pumped by that perfusion assembly are present on the pump and control module pod for that perfusion assembly, without the need for any separate control screen. Further, the perfusion assembly uses removable circuit cards and associated instrumentation strips to custom configure the perfusion assembly for each application. The perfusion assembly thereby provides complete information at a glance and complete control of the perfusion assembly by using dedicated controls that are grouped to each perfusion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: COBE Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Dalke, Gary A. Gruszecki, Bruce Ellingboe