Patents by Inventor Edward Rhinehart

Edward Rhinehart 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: 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: 10898638
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Ralph Schriver, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ronald Heller, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Edward Rhinehart, Timothy Newing
  • Patent number: 10857286
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Ralph Schriver, Arthur E. Uber, III, Ronald Heller, Kevin Cowan, Barry Tucker, Edward Rhinehart, Timothy Newing
  • Patent number: 10783993
    Abstract: A system capable of monitoring a replaceable component is provided. The system includes a controller for controlling operation of the system; programming instructions according to which the system is configured to: accept input of a viable life for the component, calculate an accumulated amount of distress experienced by the component based on each set of previously collected use data associated with each previous use of the component, and determine, based in part on the accumulated amount of distress, a used portion of the viable life that the component has experienced as a result of the previous use(s) thereof and an unused portion of the viable life; and a feedback device configured to provide to an operator of the system an indication of at least one of the unused and used portions of the viable life of the component. Methods of monitoring a replaceable component of a system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Michael Swantner, Edward Rhinehart
  • 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: 20200118676
    Abstract: A system capable of monitoring a replaceable component is provided. The system includes a controller for controlling operation of the system; programming instructions according to which the system is configured to: accept input of a viable life for the component, calculate an accumulated amount of distress experienced by the component based on each set of previously collected use data associated with each previous use of the component, and determine, based in part on the accumulated amount of distress, a used portion of the viable life that the component has experienced as a result of the previous use(s) thereof and an unused portion of the viable life; and a feedback device configured to provide to an operator of the system an indication of at least one of the unused and used portions of the viable life of the component. Methods of monitoring a replaceable component of a system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL SPOHN, MICHAEL SWANTNER, EDWARD RHINEHART
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10522250
    Abstract: A system capable of monitoring a replaceable component is provided. The system includes a controller for controlling operation of the system; programming instructions according to which the system is configured to: accept input of a viable life for the component, calculate an accumulated amount of distress experienced by the component based on each set of previously collected use data associated with each previous use of the component, and determine, based in part on the accumulated amount of distress, a used portion of the viable life that the component has experienced as a result of the previous use(s) thereof and an unused portion of the viable life; and a feedback device configured to provide to an operator of the system an indication of at least one of the unused and used portions of the viable life of the component. Methods of monitoring a replaceable component of a system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Spohn, Michael Swantner, Edward Rhinehart
  • 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: 20190083699
    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: March 3, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: MICHAEL SPOHN, RALPH SCHRIVER, ARTHUR UBER, RONALD HELLER, KEVIN COWAN, BARRY TUCKER, EDWARD RHINEHART, TIMOTHY NEWING
  • Publication number: 20180240548
    Abstract: A system capable of monitoring a replaceable component is provided. The system includes a controller for controlling operation of the system; programming instructions according to which the system is configured to: accept input of a viable life for the component, calculate an accumulated amount of distress experienced by the component based on each set of previously collected use data associated with each previous use of the component, and determine, based in part on the accumulated amount of distress, a used portion of the viable life that the component has experienced as a result of the previous use(s) thereof and an unused portion of the viable life; and a feedback device configured to provide to an operator of the system an indication of at least one of the unused and used portions of the viable life of the component. Methods of monitoring a replaceable component of a system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: August 23, 2018
    Applicant: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael SPOHN, Michael SWANTNER, Edward RHINEHART
  • Publication number: 20080071220
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a fluid container, two or more pressurizing chambers in fluid connection with the fluid container, a drive mechanism in operative connection with the two or more pressurizing chambers to pump fluid from the fluid container and an outlet in fluid connection with the two or more pressurizing chambers. Each of the two or more pressurizing chambers is formed from a flexible, resilient material that is adapted to be compressed to pressurize fluid therewithin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Rhinehart, Dennis Hack, David Reilly, John Kalafut
  • Publication number: 20080071219
    Abstract: An injection system includes a fluid delivery system, a drive mechanism, a controller and a tubing set. The fluid delivery system includes a fluid container and a pumping mechanism having an inlet in fluid connection with the fluid container and an outlet. The tubing set is adapted to be placed in removable fluid connection with the outlet of the pumping mechanism and a patient. The drive mechanism is in operative connection with the pumping mechanism to pump fluid from the fluid container. First and second information stores, such as bar codes or RFID tags, are associated with the pumping mechanism and the tubing set, respectively. The controller is in operative connection with the drive mechanism and adapted to read the first information store and the second information store to at least partly control the operation of the drive mechanism based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: March 20, 2008
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Rhinehart, Dennis Hack, David Reilly, John Kalafut
  • Publication number: 20070282198
    Abstract: A system for producing a contrast-enhanced medical image of a patient includes a source of a contrast or enhancement medium, a pressurizing unit in fluid connection with the source of contrast or enhancement medium, an energy source operable to apply energy to a region of the patient, an imaging unit providing a visual display of an internal view of the patient based upon a signal resulting from the energy applied to the region of the patient, and a control unit. In an embodiment, the signal is affected by a condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient. To control the procedures, the control unit adjusts the condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient based upon the signal. A communication interface preferably enables information between an injector subsystem and an imaging subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Publication date: December 6, 2007
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Arthur Uber, Edward Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon-Martin, David Griffiths, Alan Hirschman, Francis Sciulli, Walter Grumski, Vera Pagano, Karen Zelenski
  • Publication number: 20070106208
    Abstract: A system for injecting an injectate into patient includes a first pressurizable container for holding the injectate; a patient interface in fluid connection with the first pressurizable container, the patient interface being adapted to pass the injectate into tissue of the patient; a powered injector in operative connection with the first pressurizable container to pressurize the injectate; a controller system in operative connection with powered injector; and a stereotactic localization frame adapted to be placed in operative connection with the patient interface to assist in controlling localization of the patient interface. A system for processing cells (and/or other injectate components) includes a container and a plunger adapted to be slidably positioned within the container. The system includes at least one inlet port through which a fluid can enter the system and at least one effluent port through which an effluent can exit the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: MEDRAD, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Uber, Frederick Trombley, Eugene Gelblum, Edward Rhinehart, David Reilly, Page Cedarholm, Kevin Cowan, Mark Trocki, Alan Hirschman
  • Publication number: 20070056871
    Abstract: An intelligent package system for holding or delivering medical pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, or hazardous materials includes at least one integral active display, a controller and one or more of the following: a programmable memory; one or more sensors; a communication interface device; a power source; one or more user input devices; and an externally connected device in communication with the controller/display. The active display allows static as well as dynamic visual information to be presented, and may be printed or stamped directly onto the surface of the pharmaceutical container or packaging to provide for enhanced information display, access, and visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Publication date: March 15, 2007
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: David Griffiths, Edward Rhinehart
  • Publication number: 20060211989
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system includes a container for fluid to be delivered to a patient, a continuous pump mechanism in non-removable fluid connection with the container, and an outlet in fluid connection with the pump mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Edward Rhinehart, Dennis Hack, David Reilly, John Kalafut
  • Publication number: 20060184102
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a medium includes at least a first container to hold the medium, a pressurizing device, such as a pump, in fluid connection with the container for pressurizing the medium, and an agitation mechanism or device to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state. The container and the pressurizing device can be separate units, as in the case of an bag or bottle in fluid connection with a peristaltic or other type of pump. The container and the pump can also be combined in a single unit, as in the case of a syringe, wherein the syringe barrel of the syringe acts to contain the medium and the syringe plunger pressurizes the medium within the syringe barrel. A method of injecting a multi-component medium includes the step of agitating the medium (for example, as described above) before or during an injection procedure to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Frederick Trombley, Arthur Uber, Edward Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon-Martin, Alan Hirschman
  • Publication number: 20060178628
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a medium includes at least a first container to hold the medium, a pressurizing device, such as a pump, in fluid connection with the container for pressurizing the medium, and an agitation mechanism or device to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state. The container and the pressurizing device can be separate units, as in the case of an bag or bottle in fluid connection with a peristaltic or other type of pump. The container and the pump can also be combined in a single unit, as in the case of a syringe, wherein the syringe barrel of the syringe acts to contain the medium and the syringe plunger pressurizes the medium within the syringe barrel. A method of injecting a multi-component medium includes the step of agitating the medium (for example, as described above) before or during an injection procedure to maintain the components of the medium in a mixed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Inventors: Frederick Trombley, Arthur Uber, Edward Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon-Martin, Alan Hirschman
  • Publication number: 20060030773
    Abstract: A system for producing a contrast-enhanced medical image of a patient includes a source of a contrast or enhancement medium, a pressurizing unit in fluid connection with the source of contrast or enhancement medium, an energy source operable to apply energy to a region of the patient, an imaging unit providing a visual display of an internal view of the patient based upon a signal resulting from the energy applied to the region of the patient, and a control unit. In an embodiment, the signal is affected by a condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient. To control the procedures, the control unit adjusts the condition of the contrast or enhancement medium in the patient based upon the signal. A communication interface preferably enables information between an injector subsystem and an imaging subsystem.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2005
    Publication date: February 9, 2006
    Inventors: Arthur Uber, Edward Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon-Martin, David Griffiths, Alan Hirschman, Francis Sciulli, Walter Grumski, Vera Pagano, Karen Zelenski