Patents by Inventor Eric Wilkowske

Eric Wilkowske 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: 20190240397
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Patent number: 10293103
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, William Rossi, Jim Drost, Eric Wilkowske, Larry Zalesky, Taylor Dowden, Jacob Wander, Beth Kregel, Sean Riley
  • Publication number: 20180322948
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, apparatuses and systems related to providing push alerts via infusion pumps. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an infusion order for a patient in a computerized physician order entry system including a patient identifier. The method further includes obtaining verification of the infusion order from a pharmacy and sending an infusate requested in the infusion order from the pharmacy to a patient location. The method also includes updating an electronic medication administration record (EMAR) system with an approval to implement the infusion order. The method includes providing a notification from an alert component in one or more devices associated with the patient identifier of updates to the EMAR system, without a practitioner initiated inquiry, and at least one of the one or more devices is an infusion pump at the patient location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. DROST, James SURINE, Eric WILKOWSKE
  • Publication number: 20180126067
    Abstract: A real-time embedded server system for controlling, in real-time, at least one infusion pump. The embedded server system includes an embedded server including a memory and a processor electrically coupled to the memory and configured to implement a control engine configured to issue control commands to at least one infusion pump, a messaging engine configured to issue messages to and receive messages from at least one infusion pump, an aggregation engine configured to aggregate data related to the operation of the at least one infusion pump, and a networking engine configured to control network access of the embedded server and the at least one infusion pump. A patient care system including at least one embedded server controlling device configured to make patient-specific care decisions and an associated network of devices operably coupled to a patient and configured to be controlled by the at least one controlling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick LEDFORD, Michael WELSCH, Larry ZALESKY, Eric WILKOWSKE, Grant ADAMS
  • Publication number: 20180085520
    Abstract: An infusion mode for an infusion pump is configured for the scheduling of infusions without requiring the clinician to hand-calculate and manually update the infusion pump, should a stoppage occur. Consideration of a flush time (the duration of time for the flush) and flush rate (the rate for the flush), as part of the infusion is further included in the infusion scheduling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick LEDFORD, Eric WILKOWSKE
  • Publication number: 20170372441
    Abstract: An infusion planning system providing clinical decision support for dynamic patient treatment scheduling. The infusion planning system includes a graphical user interface and a rescheduling assistance engine. The graphical user interface presents a time schedule display graphically representing a plurality of patient treatments over time including at least one infusion delivery profile graphic associated with an ordered infusion. The rescheduling assistance engine includes a user interface display providing a plurality of selectable schedule updates each comprising a set of recommended changes to the patient treatments in compliance with rules governing the patient treatment. The rescheduling assistance engine also provides a selectable graphical visual preview of each of the selectable schedule updates in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant A. ADAMS, Eric WILKOWSKE
  • Publication number: 20160346462
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a pumping mechanism having at least one sensor and a pump motor and a pump control subsystem configured to control operation of the pumping mechanism, the pump control subsystem including a processor, a memory, and a startup module configured to drive the pump motor at a first rate, receive input from the at least one sensor, and drive the pump motor at a second rate based on the input received from the at least one sensor. Startup algorithms command an infusion pump to reach a targeted delivery rate or steady state in minimal time without requiring priming of the pump line or otherwise engaging in known methods of pump startup analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant ADAMS, William ROSSI, Jim DROST, Eric WILKOWSKE, Larry ZALESKY, Taylor DOWDEN, Jacob WANDER, Beth KREGEL, Sean RILEY
  • Publication number: 20160228633
    Abstract: Embodiments include an infusion pump providing safe and reliable touchless control. The infusion pump includes a pump housing, a pumping mechanism coupled to the pump housing that selectively delivers medicament to a patient, a pump control system including a processor and a memory programmable to control operation of the pumping mechanism, and a touchless control module for relaying commands to the pump control system. The touchless control module includes a first touchless user interface configured to receive a touchless programming command for the infusion pump from a user and a second touchless user interface configured to confirm the touchless programming command by receipt of a touchless confirmation command from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Welsch, Christopher Allen Lacy, Larry R. Zalesky, Grant A. Adams, Michael Ruby, Eric Wilkowske, Jim Drost, Chris Quinn
  • Publication number: 20160175521
    Abstract: A medical tubing set can comprise a fluid conduit adapted to convey a medical fluid; an optical element coupled to the fluid conduit and configured to provide illumination; and a power source configured to power the optical element. A method of operating a medical tubing set, the medical tubing set comprising a fluid conduit adapted to convey a medical fluid, an optical element coupled to the fluid conduit and configured to provide illumination, and a power source configured to power the optical element, can comprise installing the medical tubing set in a medical device at a first end and in a patient at a second end; providing a source of power with the power source; applying the source of power to the optical element; and illuminating the fluid conduit with the optical element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: GRANT ADAMS, Eric Wilkowske
  • Publication number: 20160147978
    Abstract: An infusion planning system that improves timeliness and efficiency of patient care and includes methods, systems, and apparatuses for planning, visualizing, and coordinating medication delivery. These methods, systems and apparatuses can include improved scheduling capabilities for infusion pumps and other medical devices in hospitals or health care facilities. Some embodiments relate to improved recording and reporting of medical care information as well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske, Mark W. Vaughan
  • Patent number: 9308051
    Abstract: An illuminated medical tubing set that provides visual indications of characteristics relating to the type and operating status of the tubing. An illuminated tubing set system generally comprises an optical element, a fluid conduit, and a power source. In general, the fluid conduit is used to transmit fluid in a critical care environment. The power source interfaces with the optical element. The optical element is configured to illuminate the tubing set after being powered by the power source. Optionally, the illuminated tubing set can further comprise a pressure sensor and a microcontroller. Additional sensors, such as to monitor other characteristics of the tubing, fluid, or surrounding environment, can also be included. For example, an occlusion sensor, temperature sensor, or flow sensor, or any combination thereof, can be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske
  • Publication number: 20150367065
    Abstract: A medication safety device and method can include an infusion pump and a drug library in communication with the infusion pump. The drug library can have upper hard and soft limits and lower hard and soft limits associated with at least one drug. A graphical user interface can display a bar chart showing upper and lower soft limit bars for the at least one drug. The upper and lower soft limit bars can be grabbed and dragged on the graphical user interface in touch screen fashion to new positions associated with new upper and lower soft limits. The graphical user interface and associated hardware and software can be configurable to responsively reanalyze data and compare a particular infusion to the new upper and lower soft limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske, Alison Bloomquist
  • Publication number: 20150328396
    Abstract: A medication safety device and method can include an infusion pump and a drug library in communication with the infusion pump. The drug library can have upper hard and soft limits and lower hard and soft limits associated with at least one drug. A graphical user interface can display a bar chart showing upper and lower soft limit bars for the at least one drug. The upper and lower soft limit bars can be grabbed and dragged on the graphical user interface in touch-screen fashion to new positions associated with new upper and lower soft limits. The graphical user interface and associated hardware and software can be configurable to responsively re-analyze data and compare a particular infusion to the new upper and lower soft limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske, Alison Bloomquist
  • Publication number: 20130123579
    Abstract: An illuminated medical tubing set that provides visual indications of characteristics relating to the type and operating status of the tubing. An illuminated tubing set system generally comprises an optical element, a fluid conduit, and a power source. In general, the fluid conduit is used to transmit fluid in a critical care environment. The power source interfaces with the optical element. The optical element is configured to illuminate the tubing set after being powered by the power source. Optionally, the illuminated tubing set can further comprise a pressure sensor and a microcontroller. Additional sensors, such as to monitor other characteristics of the tubing, fluid, or surrounding environment, can also be included. For example, an occlusion sensor, temperature sensor, or flow sensor, or any combination thereof, can be included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Grant Adams, Eric Wilkowske
  • Publication number: 20060151923
    Abstract: The present invention is a method of manufacturing a flexible tubular body for catheter, sheath or similar medical device. The method comprises pre-extruding an inner layer of the body from a thermoplastic polymer and then pulling the inner layer over a mandrel and tightening the layer down. If wire lumens were not integrally formed in the inner layer when pre-extruded, then two polymer spaghetti tubes, each with wire lumens, are laid 180 degrees apart axially along the outer surface of the inner layer. Deflection wires are then fed into the wire lumens. A cylindrical wire braid is woven or pulled over the inner layer (and the spaghetti tubes, as the case may be) and tightened down. The aforementioned components are then encased in an outer polymer layer. A heat-shrinkable tube is then placed over the outer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2005
    Publication date: July 13, 2006
    Inventors: Eric Wilkowske, Allan Fuentes, Xiaoping Guo, Xuan Khieu, Linda Nemec, Richard Stehr
  • Publication number: 20060142694
    Abstract: The present invention is a handle for controlling the deflection of a distal end of a catheter body. The catheter body includes first and second deflection wires that extend through the catheter body from the distal end of the catheter body. The handle comprises a slide base, an adjustment knob, a first slide and a second slide. The slide base includes a first end, a second end, and a slide compartment longitudinally extending through at least a portion of the slide base. The adjustment knob is rotateably connected to the first end of the slide base and includes a hole extending through the knob, wherein at least a portion of an inner diameter of the hole includes an internal right thread and an internal left thread. The first slide is located in the slide compartment, is adapted to be coupled to the first deflection wire, and includes an external right thread. The second slide is located in the slide compartment, is adapted to be coupled to the second deflection wire, and includes an external left thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Publication date: June 29, 2006
    Inventors: Michael Bednarek, Eric Wilkowske, Richard Stehr, William Butler
  • Patent number: D816696
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Ledford, Nancy Bayer, Gail Bynum, James Drost, Chris Pickles, Lisa Hoh, Jennifer Tsai, Eric Wilkowske, Nathan Vang, Kou Lor, Janet Shallbetter
  • Patent number: D816697
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Ledford, Nancy Bayer, Gail Bynum, James Drost, Chris Pickles, Lisa Hoh, Jennifer Tsai, Eric Wilkowske, Nathan Vang, Kou Lor, Janet Shallbetter
  • Patent number: D816699
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Ledford, Nancy Bayer, Eric Wilkowske, Kou Lor, Jennifer Tsai, Gail Bynum, Lisa Hoh, Chris Pickles, Janet Shallbetter
  • Patent number: D828547
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Lacy, Jonathan Sanborn, Kevin Krautbauer, James Drost, Walter Dobrovolny, Eric Wilkowske, Jennifer Tsai, Grant Adams