Patents by Inventor Jiri Slaby

Jiri Slaby 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: 12036385
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing. The housing includes a tube port adapted to receive an intravenous (“IV”) tube. The tube port includes a tube channel and a rib. The tube channel has a first end and a second end. The rib is formed to extend laterally from the tube channel at the first end to form at least two channels at an edge of the housing. The rib tends to prevent full occlusion of the IV tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, James Thomas Maerzke
  • Patent number: 11992651
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new and innovative method and system for flow rate compensation in devices, such as infusion pumps. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes determining a location of a plurality of infusion pumps in a pump stack including the plurality of infusion pumps and a fluid supply connected to each of the plurality of infusion pumps. The computer-implemented method also includes determining a reference infusion pump, in the plurality of infusion pumps, and adjusting the flow rate for each infusion pump in the plurality of infusion pumps based on the distance between the infusion pump and the reference infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Peter Bojan, Slawomir Edward Wojtysiak
  • Publication number: 20230400098
    Abstract: An infusion pump for delivering an intravenous (“IV”) fluid includes a housing having a vertical orientation when the infusion pump is positioned for operation. The housing has a top side configured to engage a portion of an IV tube. The top side includes a tube window configured to enable the portion of the IV tube to pass through the top side of the housing. The infusion pump also includes a door hingedly connected to the housing. The door is configured to rotate between an open position and a closed position. The door includes a roof configured to contact the top side of the housing. The door includes a lip configured to enable the portion of the IV tube to pass through the door.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Publication date: December 14, 2023
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Mohammad Ali Jamnia, Steve Pippin
  • Publication number: 20230364337
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing with a door pivotally mounted to the housing, a tube channel on the housing configured to hold a tube in the infusion pump, a pumping mechanism including a shuttle, and a slide clamp ejection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2023
    Publication date: November 16, 2023
    Inventors: Bhagyesh Kishore Bhandar, Steven Ward Fischer, Aaron M. Hexamer, Jiri Slaby, Jason Andrew Maine, Scott Christian Ofslager, Morris Wilson Wallace, Keerthika Lakshmi Niharika Chinthapalli, Peter M. Bojan
  • Patent number: 11739841
    Abstract: An infusion pump for delivering an intravenous (“IV”) fluid includes a housing comprising an actuation area that engages a portion of an IV tube. The actuation area includes a first end that receives the IV tube from a fluid container and a second end that provides the IV tube to a patient. The housing also includes a seal section located along a perimeter of at least a portion of the actuation area. The seal section includes a gasket rib positioned along the seal section and a tube channel configured to cradle the IV tube. The example infusion pump also includes a door connected to the housing and configured to engage the gasket rib to enclose the actuation area of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Mohammad Ali Jamnia, Steve Pippin
  • Patent number: 11724026
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing with a door pivotally mounted to the housing, a tube channel on the housing configured to hold a tube in the infusion pump, a pumping mechanism including a shuttle, and a slide clamp ejection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Bhagyesh Kishore Bhandar, Steven Ward Fischer, Aaron M. Hexamer, Jiri Slaby, Jason Andrew Maine, Scott Christian Ofslager, Morris Wilson Wallace, Keerthika Lakshmi Niharika Chinthapalli, Peter M. Bojan
  • Publication number: 20230102848
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new and innovative method for dynamically managing power and charging rates of multi-pump assemblies. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes monitoring a plurality of pump parameters for a plurality of infusion pumps, assessing a change in the parameter states, establishing charging needs for each infusion pump in the plurality of infusion pumps, and establishing a charging profile for each infusion pump in the plurality of infusion pumps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Peter Bojan, Aaron Hexamer
  • Publication number: 20230038869
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new and innovative method and system for flow rate compensation in devices, such as infusion pumps. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes determining a location of a plurality of infusion pumps in a pump stack including the plurality of infusion pumps and a fluid supply connected to each of the plurality of infusion pumps. The computer-implemented method also includes determining a reference infusion pump, in the plurality of infusion pumps, and adjusting the flow rate for each infusion pump in the plurality of infusion pumps based on the distance between the infusion pump and the reference infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Publication date: February 9, 2023
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Peter Bojan, Slawomir Edward Wojtysiak
  • Publication number: 20230012206
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a new and innovative method and system for the thermal management of devices, such as medical devices and other electronic devices. In various embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes measuring a current temperature of a device drawing power at a charge current level, identifying a current temperature threshold in a plurality of temperature thresholds based on the current temperature, the plurality of temperature thresholds including at least one rising temperature threshold and at least one falling temperature threshold, increasing the charge current level of the device when the current temperature is below a falling temperature threshold for a first period of time, and decreasing the charge current level of the device when the current temperature is above the rising temperature threshold for the first period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Ford Christopher Ellis
  • Publication number: 20220409806
    Abstract: Infusion pump alignment features for vertically-oriented IV tubes are disclosed. In an example, an infusion pump housing includes a tube channel having a radial curvature for bending an IV tube from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation when the infusion pump is positioned for operation. The housing also includes a hood having a first side and a second side that are divided by the tube channel. The infusion pump has a door that is connected to the housing for enclosing the tube channel and the hood. The door includes a cavity having dimensions to receive the hood when the door is in a closed position. The hood is configured to engage the cavity to prevent the door from closing if the IV tube is not positioned along the tube channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Publication date: December 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Steve Pippin, Kevin Boron, Robert Cuevas
  • Patent number: 11433178
    Abstract: Infusion pump alignment features for vertically-oriented IV tubes are disclosed. In an example, an infusion pump housing includes a tube channel having a radial curvature for bending an IV tube from a horizontal orientation to a vertical orientation when the infusion pump is positioned for operation. The housing also includes a hood having a first side and a second side that are divided by the tube channel. The infusion pump has a door that is connected to the housing for enclosing the tube channel and the hood. The door includes a cavity having dimensions to receive the hood when the door is in a closed position. The hood is configured to engage the cavity to prevent the door from closing if the IV tube is not positioned along the tube channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Steve Pippin, Kevin Boron, Robert Cuevas
  • Publication number: 20220209461
    Abstract: A system and method for self-aligning and connecting a device to a modular rack. The system includes a device comprising a connector receptacle configured to receive a connector plug, a connector seal and a bracket fixed to the device, a modular rack comprising the connector plug, a connector shell seal and a shelf configured to receive the bracket and guide the shelf in a plurality of directions. When the bracket of the device is inserted into the shelf of the modular rack, the shelf travels in the plurality of directions to self-align the connector plug of the modular rack to the connector receptacle of the device to ensure engagement of the connector plug to the connector receptacle. The connector seal is biased towards the connector shell seal to create a seal and ensure engagement of the connector plug relative to the connector receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Greg Nielan, James Rowe, Vincent Khau, David Gorgi, Jiri Slaby
  • Publication number: 20210361860
    Abstract: An infusion pumping mechanism includes a motor, a plurality of pump fingers and an opposing plate. Each finger of the pump fingers includes a body portion and a head portion. The head portion includes a tip that is configured to contact and occlude a tube installed in the pumping mechanism. The opposing plate includes an anvil with a plurality of force concentrators. A force concentrator of the plurality of force concentrators corresponds to a respective pump finger of the plurality of pump fingers. Additionally, the force concentrator includes a concentration surface configured to contact and occlude the tube. The force concentrator is aligned with a tip of the respective pump finger such that as the finger is directed towards the tube and contacts the tube, both the tip and the force concentrator provide pressure to opposite sides of the tube and at least partially occlude the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Steve Pippin, Kendall Dean Yeager
  • Publication number: 20210361856
    Abstract: An infusion pump includes a housing, a pumping mechanism, an accelerometer configured to detect at least one of pump motion and pump angular orientation, and a temperature control unit. The temperature control unit is configured to receive accelerometer data and determine a pump configuration based on the accelerometer data. The pump configuration may include a contact configuration or a non-contact configuration. The temperature control unit is also configured to establish a threshold housing temperature based on the determined pump configuration. Additionally, the temperature control unit is configured to modify at least one pump feature or function to maintain the housing below the threshold housing temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Slawomir Edward Wojtysiak
  • Patent number: 10977347
    Abstract: There is described an electronic device comprising a biometric authentication sensor and a control circuit, and a method thereof. The biometric authentication sensor detects an object in proximity. The control circuit activates an authentication operation in determining that sensor coverage exceeds a predetermined threshold and based on a quality of a biometric input sample captured by the biometric authentication sensor. The control circuit provides user feedback associated with the sensor coverage in determining that the sensor coverage and the quality of the biometric input sample does or does not exceed the thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Justin Eltoft, Jiri Slaby, Lawrence A. Willis
  • Patent number: 10904245
    Abstract: A recipient communication device and method wherein a user authenticates a message that is being received. The method includes receiving, by a messaging utility of the recipient communication device, a message transmitted from a sender communication device. The messaging utility determines that one of (a) sender authentication of the message and (b) recipient authentication to open the message is required. In response to sender authentication being required, the recipient communication device transmits a request to the sender communication device for sender authentication of the message, and receives a certification of the message based on an authentication of a user input via the sender communication device. When recipient authentication is required, the recipient is prompted to enter biometric input at the recipient device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Roger W. Ady
  • Patent number: D965138
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Kevin Boron, Partha Chandrakant, Robert Cuevas, Mark Luzbetak, Steve Pippin, Raymond Kan, Paul Duncan
  • Patent number: D989292
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Ulf Quensel, Steven Pippin, Jiri Slaby, Mark Andrew Luzbetak, Aaron Hexamer, Kevin Boron, Louise Annabel Hodgson, Roberto Cuevas, Jing Li, Erika Delisle
  • Patent number: D989298
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Troy David Heavelyn, Jing Li, Aaron Hexamer, Mark Andrew Luzbetak, Ken Powers, Andrew Kellock, Ulf Quensel, Robert Cuevas, David Gorgi
  • Patent number: D1007673
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Jiri Slaby, Kevin Boron, Partha Chandrakant, Robert Cuevas, Mark Luzbetak, Steve Pippin, Raymond Kan, Paul Duncan