Patents by Inventor Christopher D. Capone

Christopher D. Capone 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: 11291766
    Abstract: A pressure jacket for use with a fluid injector may have a pressure jacket body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a pressure jacket longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket may further have at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the pressure jacket body and a second segment protruding from the first segment toward the distal end of the pressure jacket body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The pressure jacket may further have at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member may interact with a housing of the fluid injector when the pressure jacket is connected to the housing to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the pressure jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180304007
    Abstract: A pressure jacket for use with a fluid injector may have a pressure jacket body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a pressure jacket longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket may further have at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the pressure jacket body and a second segment protruding from the first segment toward the distal end of the pressure jacket body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The pressure jacket may further have at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member may interact with a housing of the fluid injector when the pressure jacket is connected to the housing to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the pressure jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: 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
  • Publication number: 20170296744
    Abstract: A selector valve for a medical fluid delivery device is disclosed. The valve includes a valve bore in fluid communication with an outlet channel, first and second outlet ports, and a selector valve body which includes a valve stem located within the valve bore and having a flow passage. The selector valve body is adapted to place the flow passage in fluid communication with one of the first outlet port, the second outlet port, and a shut-off position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE, RICHARD A. SEMAN, JOHN A. HAURY, EDWARD K. PREM, JOSEPH E. BISEGNA, RONALD HELLER, GLEN P. WILLIAMS, JOSEPH C. MATOR, JASON L. BAZALA
  • Patent number: 9700672
    Abstract: A selector valve for a medical fluid delivery device is disclosed. The valve includes a valve bore in fluid communication with an outlet channel, first and second outlet ports, and a selector valve body which includes a valve stem located within the valve bore and having a flow passage. The selector valve body is adapted to place the flow passage in fluid communication with one of the first outlet port, the second outlet port, and a shut-off position. Further, the selector valve body includes a sealing arrangement having an elastomeric core disposed within a thin-walled valve stem which comprises a thin cylindrical sidewall in direct contact with the valve bore. When the elastomeric core and the valve stem are subjected to internal fluid pressure, the thin cylindrical sidewall of the valve stem expands outward to increase a sealing force between an outer diameter of the valve stem and the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Ronald Heller, Jason L. Bazala
  • Patent number: 9649436
    Abstract: A system and method of assembling a disposable fluid pump device is provided. The fluid pump device includes a pump body having a plurality of pump cylinders and at least one inlet selector valve for controlling fluid input to the pump cylinders. The method includes the steps of identifying at least one initial inlet selector valve position; generating, with at least one processor, encoded data representing at least the at least one inlet selector valve position; and setting the at least one selector valve to the at least one initial inlet selector valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ronald Heller, John A. Haury, Richard A. Seman, Joseph C. Mator
  • Publication number: 20170119963
    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: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. SWANTNER, RICHARD A. SEMAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, JAMES A. DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE
  • Publication number: 20170065763
    Abstract: A universal adapter for connecting a syringe to an injector is provided. The universal adapter for connecting a syringe to an injector includes: a body having a proximal end configured to connect to an injector; at least one radial support connected to the body and biased in an inward direction; and at least one axial support biased to position the syringe in an axial direction toward a distal end of the adapter. The at least one radial support defines a notch positioned to contact and engage a portion of a barrel of the syringe. A fluid delivery system and system for identification of a syringe, which include a universal adapter for connecting a syringe to an injector, are also described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Publication date: March 9, 2017
    Inventors: Vincent S. Rossitto, Christopher D. Capone, Alexander Flamm, Andrew Rogers, Keith Lipford, Chet Larrow, Frank Regan
  • Patent number: 9480797
    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 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    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
  • Publication number: 20150273137
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE, JAMES R. NEILL, JASON L. BAZALA, ROGER V. DELONGA, RICHARD A. SEMAN
  • Patent number: 9057363
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, Jason L. Bazala
  • Publication number: 20150157789
    Abstract: A system and method of assembling a disposable fluid pump device is provided. The fluid pump device includes a pump body having a plurality of pump cylinders and at least one inlet selector valve for controlling fluid input to the pump cylinders. The method includes the steps of identifying at least one initial inlet selector valve position; generating, with at least one processor, encoded data representing at least the at least one inlet selector valve position; and setting the at least one selector valve to the at least one initial inlet selector valve position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ronald Heller, John A. Haury, Richard A. Seman, Joseph C. Mator
  • Publication number: 20140228762
    Abstract: A fluid pump device is operable by a drive and actuating system. The fluid pump device includes a pump manifold, a plurality of pump cylinders, a plunger reciprocally operable in each of the pump cylinders, and at least one inlet selector valve. The pump cylinders may extend proximally from the pump manifold and are in selective fluid communication with the pump manifold via, for example, respective inlet and outlet check valves. The plungers are reciprocally operable within the pump cylinders and are independently and reciprocally operable by respective piston linear actuators provided in the drive and actuating system. The inlet selector valve is used to establish selective fluid communication between one or more fluid source containers and the pump manifold to control fluid flow into the pump manifold. The inlet selector valve may be located laterally outboard of the pump cylinders and extend generally parallel to the pump cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Joseph E. Bisegna, Ronald Heller, Glen P. Williams, Joseph C. Mator, Jason L. Bazala
  • Publication number: 20140224829
    Abstract: A fluid pump device is operable by a drive and actuating system. The fluid pump device includes a pump manifold, a plurality of pump cylinders, a plunger reciprocally operable in each of the pump cylinders, and at least one inlet selector valve. The pump cylinders may extend proximally from the pump manifold and are in selective fluid communication with the pump manifold via, for example, respective inlet and outlet check valves. The plungers are reciprocally operable within the pump cylinders and are independently and reciprocally operable by respective piston linear actuators provided in the drive and actuating system. The inlet selector valve is used to establish selective fluid communication between one or more fluid source containers and the pump manifold to control fluid flow into the pump manifold. The inlet selector valve may be located laterally outboard of the pump cylinders and extend generally parallel to the pump cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Joseph E. Bisegna, Ronald Heller, Glen P. Williams, Joseph C. Mator, Jason L. Bazala
  • Patent number: 8096316
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a system including a first source of a first pressurized fluid and a second source of a second pressurized fluid includes a valve housing including a first inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the first source, a second inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the second source and an outlet port. The valve system further includes a backflow prevention system to prevent flow of the first pressurized fluid through the second inlet and to prevent flow of the second pressurized fluid through the first inlet port. The valve system is adapted to provide a fluid path between at least the first inlet port and the outlet port to enable fluid to be drawn from the outlet port to the first inlet port. Several of the valve systems of the present invention provide for flow from the first inlet port to the outlet port and concurrent flow from the second inlet port to the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, David M. Reilly, James R. Neill, Christopher D. Capone
  • Publication number: 20110002802
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, James R. Neill, Richard A. Seman, Jason L. Bazala, Roger V. Delonga
  • Publication number: 20090050216
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a system including a first source of a first pressurized fluid and a second source of a second pressurized fluid includes a valve housing including a first inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the first source, a second inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the second source and an outlet port. The valve system further includes a backflow prevention system to prevent flow of the first pressurized fluid through the second inlet and to prevent flow of the second pressurized fluid through the first inlet port. The valve system is adapted to provide a fluid path between at least the first inlet port and the outlet port to enable fluid to be drawn from the outlet port to the first inlet port. Several of the valve systems of the present invention provide for flow from the first inlet port to the outlet port and concurrent flow from the second inlet port to the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, David M. Reilly, James R. Neill, Christopher D. Capone
  • Publication number: 20070272311
    Abstract: A valve system for use in a system including a first source of a first pressurized fluid and a second source of a second pressurized fluid includes a valve housing including a first inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the first source, a second inlet port adapted to be placed in fluid connection with the second source and an outlet port. The valve system further includes a backflow prevention system to prevent flow of the first pressurized fluid through the second inlet and to prevent flow of the second pressurized fluid through the first inlet port. The valve system is adapted to provide a fluid path between at least the first inlet port and the outlet port to enable fluid to be drawn from the outlet port to the first inlet port. Several of the valve systems of the present invention provide for flow from the first inlet port to the outlet port and concurrent flow from the second inlet port to the outlet port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Trocki, David M. Reilly, James R. Neill, Christopher D. Capone
  • Publication number: 20040228724
    Abstract: A blood pump having rotor and/or stator touch down zones to prevent pump failure or hernolysis which can occur if the rotor comes into contact with the stator due to power failure or mechanical shock. The touch down zones can include forming, or coating, portions of adjacent surfaces of the stator and rotor which can come into contact if a rotor touch down occurs. The materials used to form or coat the touch down zones can have properties which ensure that no consequential damage to the contacting surfaces occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ruey C. Dempsey, Marlin S. Heilman, Steve A. Kolenik, Daniel R. Moore, Carl M. Parisi, Edward K. Prem, Richard A. Sofranko, David Borzelleca, Greg Burgreen, John A. Holmes, Zhongjun Wu, Ralph Scott Hebbert, James Antaki
  • Patent number: 6761532
    Abstract: A blood pump having rotor and/or stator touch down zones to prevent pump failure or hemolysis which can occur if the rotor comes into contact with the stator due to power failure or mechanical shock. The touch down zones can include forming, or coating, portions of adjacent surfaces of the stator and rotor which can come into contact if a rotor touch down occurs. The materials used to form or coat the touch down zones can have properties which ensure that no consequential damage to the contacting surfaces occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Vascor, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ruey C. Dempsey, Marlin S. Heilman, Steve A. Kolenik, Daniel R. Moore, Carl M. Parisi, Edward K. Prem, Richard A. Sofranko, David C. Borzelleca, Greg Burgreen, John A. Holmes, Zhongjun Wu, Ralph Scott Hebbert, James Antaki