Patents by Inventor Kathryn Willybiro

Kathryn Willybiro 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: 20200230369
    Abstract: A catheter system may include a catheter adapter, which may include a distal end and a proximal end. The catheter system may include a catheter, which may include a distal end, a proximal end, a catheter lumen extending through the distal end of the catheter and the proximal end of the catheter, and an inner surface forming the catheter lumen. The catheter may extend distally from the distal end of the catheter adapter. The distal end of the catheter may include one or more holes. The distal end of the catheter may include one or more channels. The holes and/or the channels may facilitate visualization of blood flashback indicating the catheter is disposed within a vein of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, S. Ray Isaacson, Weston F. Harding, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Mohankumar Natesan, Kiat Jin Cheng, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20200230320
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) device, may include a needle; a catheter coaxially formed around the needle; a fluidic path fluidically coupled to a hollow formed through the needle and catheter; and a printed circuit board (PCB), including: a network interface device; a plurality of sensors operatively coupled to the fluidic path to measure a biological characteristic related to a plurality of patient vitals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Joseph Spataro, Yiping Ma, Huy Tran, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230315
    Abstract: A patency checking system, may include a fluid path to be coupled to an intravenous (IV) device at a distal end of the fluid path; a patency port formed along a length of the fluid path; and a plunger fluidically coupled to the fluid path at the patency port to selectively draw blood into the fluid path to confirm patency of the fluid path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230365
    Abstract: An intravenous therapy system may include a hollow needle comprising a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end comprising a sharp tip for insertion into a vein; an infrared (IR) camera placed within a hollow portion of the hollow needle, including: an IR detector; a first light source to emit a first wavelength of IR light; and a second light source to emit a second wavelength of IR light; a comparator to, upon execution of a processor communicatively coupled to the comparator, compare an amount of reflected light received at the IR detector during activation of the first light and second light and provide an indication of light absorption within a vein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20200229746
    Abstract: A blood sample collection system, may include a housing, the housing including a blood collection port; and a baffle chamber; a needle formed through the housing and into the blood collection port; and a baffle formed within the baffle chamber to counteract a vacuum within a blood collection tube when pierced by the needle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Kathryn Willybiro, Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Bart D. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20200230366
    Abstract: An intravenous therapy system may include a housing to house an actuation hub, the actuation hub comprising; a needle hub operatively coupled to a needle to insert the needle into a patient's body; and a catheter hub operatively coupled to a catheter to insert the catheter into a patient's body, the catheter being formed coaxially with an outer surface of the needle; and an inflatable bladder formed along a length of the catheter to maintain the catheter in the patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Joseph Spataro, Kathryn Willybiro, Huy Tran, Yiping Ma, Bart D. Peterson, Jeffrey C. O'Bryan, Jonathan Karl Burkholz
  • Publication number: 20200230391
    Abstract: An intravenous therapy system, may include a processor; a data storage device; and a handheld ultrasound probe to detect structures within a patient's body, the handheld ultrasound probe including a video display device physically and operatively coupled to the handheld to display the structures within the patient's body and a magnetic field detector to detect the presence of a vascular access device (VAD) and provide closed-loop feedback to guide the VAD into a blood vessel within the patient's body detected by the ultrasound probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jonathan Karl Burkholz, Yiping Ma, Joseph Spataro, Huy Tran, Bart D. Peterson, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20200234812
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) therapy selection system, may include a processor; a memory device to maintain an electronic medical record database comprising a plurality of medical records related to a plurality of patients; a clinician training module to provide training services and credentials to a plurality of clinicians; an IV therapy recommendation module to provide, via a display device, an IV device recommendation based on data descriptive of a first patient and a first clinician; and a placement location recommendation module to provide, via the display device, a recommendation on where to introduce the IV device into the first patient's body based on data descriptive of the first patient and the first clinician.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Kathryn Willybiro, Huy Tran, Jacob Watts, Brian Douglas Roper, Yiping Ma, Bart D. Peterson, Joseph Spataro
  • Publication number: 20180353680
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods that automate the identification of the start and end of a fluid bolus and calculate the volume of fluid given during the challenge. A flow measurement device is used to measure fluid flow in a conduit (e.g., IV tubing) and an algorithm is used to determine a start time and the stop time of a fluid bolus. In addition, the volume of fluid given during the bolus is calculated. Advantageously, this provides accurate and automatic collection of the start time of the fluid bolus, the income of the fluid bolus, and the volume of the fluid bolus. Historically, these data are estimated by the clinician used to assess the hemodynamic response to the fluid bolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Feras AL HATIB, Morgan T. MCKEOWN, Kathryn A. WILLYBIRO
  • Publication number: 20100274098
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system is disclosed having a central configuration management system in communication with a plurality of medical monitors via a communication system. The central communication management system allows users to create a plurality of use-specific monitor configurations, such as physician-specific and location-specific monitor configurations. The plurality of use-specific monitor configurations are stored on the central communication management system until a use-specific monitor configuration is selected for a particular monitor. The communication system is then used to transmit the selected use-specific monitor configuration from the central configuration management system to the particular monitor. A use-specific configuration can be selected for a monitor based on, for example, a selection made by a user of the monitor or automatically based on an RFID tag associated with a particular physician or location proximate to the monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Nancy Belford, Todd Fjield, Kathryn Willybiro
  • Publication number: 20090270739
    Abstract: Methods for the detection of vascular conditions such as vasodilation in a subject are described. The methods involve receiving a signal corresponding to an arterial blood pressure and calculating one or more cardiovascular parameters from the arterial blood pressure. The cardiovascular parameters are calculated using factors impacted by vascular conditions such as vasodilation. Factors impacted by these vascular conditions include the area under the systolic portion of the arterial blood pressure signal, the duration of systole, and the ratio of the duration of the systole to the duration of the diastole. By monitoring cardiovascular parameters that are calculated using factors impacted by vascular conditions such as vasodilation for changes indicating the vascular conditions, such vascular conditions can be detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feras Hatib, Kathryn Willybiro, Lina Derderian, Luchy Roteliuk