Patents by Inventor Michael L. Blomquist

Michael L. Blomquist 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: 20190350501
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a pump, an input configured to receive information related to a user, a user interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump, the input, and the user interface. The controller includes a timing module configured to initiate delivery of a drug in time and to adjust delivery according to the received information. Other devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Kevin Kopp, Thomas Alan Savard
  • Publication number: 20190328967
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a controller. The controller includes an input/output (I/O) module and a rule module. The I/O module is configured to present a question for a patient when communicatively coupled to a user interface and receive patient information in response to the question via the user interface. The rule module is configured to apply a rule to the patient information and generate a suggested insulin pump setting from application of the rule. Other devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 10437963
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a prescription form is disclosed. The method includes displaying a first menu containing a plurality of therapy menu items. The method also includes displaying a second menu containing at least one qualifier menu item. The method further includes displaying a third menu containing at least one drug menu item. The method includes, upon selection of a therapy menu item, a qualifier menu item, and a drug menu item, selecting a protocol including one or more patient specific pump parameters corresponding to the therapy menu item, the qualifier menu item, and the drug menu item. The method also includes displaying a prescription form including at least one of the one or more patient specific pump parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20190259485
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the stable orientation when the biasing voltage is removed. The processor includes a display module configured to display a non-blank reversion display screen on the bistable display when no input is received at the user interface after a specified time duration, and to recurrently change the reversion display screen until input is received at the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Timothy B. Bresina, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael D. Welsch
  • Patent number: 10357607
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises receiving a user prompt in a blood glucose (BG) management device to start a determination of an effective correction factor, receiving sampled blood glucose data of a patient obtained during a specified time duration, including a time duration after delivery of an initial insulin correction bolus, determining the effective correction factor using the BG management device according to a determined decrease in the blood glucose level of the patient and an amount of insulin in the initial insulin correction bolus, and cancelling the determination of the effective correction factor if a blood glucose level of the patient is outside of a specified range of blood glucose levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Rhall E. Pope
  • Patent number: 10255408
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to display the original pump parameter and the current pump parameter. A method indicates a change in operation of a medical infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20190094206
    Abstract: A respiratory monitor including a sensor (200) responsive to substance in exhaled breath is mounted in or connected to a respiratory therapy device (100) of the kind that provides an alternating resistance to expiratory flow. The sensor (200) is exposed to biomarkers or other substances in exhaled breath. The vibration in the lungs produced by the therapy device (100) helps release an increased amount of the biomarkers or other substances in the exhaled breath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Applicant: SMITHS MEDICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Paul James Leslie Bennett, Anthony Lucio Belisario
  • Patent number: 10155084
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating acceptable programmable dosing of an infusate, for delivery by a medical infusion pump programmable with a protocol library defining at least one dosing range of the infusate is disclosed. A method of indicating acceptable programmable dosing of an infusate, for delivery by a medical infusion pump programmable with a protocol library defining at least one dosing limit of the infusate is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 10052049
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a pump, a user interface, and a controller communicatively coupled to the pump and the user interface. The controller is adapted to receive information relating to a blood glucose level of a user, determine whether the blood glucose level differs from a target blood glucose level by a threshold value, and selectively provide or delay provision of an alert notifying the user to check the user's blood glucose level. Other devices, systems, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Kevin Kopp, Thomas Alan Savard
  • Publication number: 20180233221
    Abstract: Methods of establishing an insulin delivery rate in a pump and an insulin pump are disclosed. A method includes selecting a set of alerts from one or more sets of alerts. The method also includes initiating a test process based on the set of alerts. The method further includes, upon activation of each alert in the selected set of alerts, prompting a user to input a blood glucose level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 10049768
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a bolus of a medical agent to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pump mechanism, a data input device, and a processor in data communication with the keypad and arranged to control the pump mechanism. The processor is programmed to receive data specifying a bolus amount through the data port, receive data regarding duration through the data port, receive a percentage through the data port, the percentage defining a portion of the bolus amount to deliver immediately upon executing a deliver command and a remainder of the bolus amount to deliver over the duration upon executing a deliver command, and execute the deliver command thereby controlling the pump mechanism to deliver the bolus. Also a method of temporarily adjusting the delivery rate of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is programmed to deliver a basal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20180169336
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a bolus of a medical agent to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pump mechanism, a data input device, and a processor in data communication with the keypad and arranged to control the pump mechanism. The processor is programmed to receive data specifying a bolus amount through the data port, receive data regarding duration through the data port, receive a percentage through the data port, the percentage defining a portion of the bolus amount to deliver immediately upon executing a deliver command and a remainder of the bolus amount to deliver over the duration upon executing a deliver command, and execute the deliver command thereby controlling the pump mechanism to deliver the bolus. Also a method of temporarily adjusting the delivery rate of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is programmed to deliver a basal rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20180158545
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to display the original pump parameter and the current pump parameter. A method indicates a change in operation of a medical infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 7, 2018
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 9976551
    Abstract: A device for syringe characterization can include a syringe pump with a plunger driver, for a syringe configured to contain can a fluid, wherein the syringe includes a barrel and a plunger. The barrel and the plunger therewithin together define a central longitudinal axis of the syringe. The device can also include a barrel outer diameter sensor, and a linear position sensor in a substantially parallel orientation with the central longitudinal axis of the syringe when the syringe is installed in the syringe pump. At least one moveable marker can be in communication with the linear potentiometer, being capable of indicating a location along the linear potentiometer corresponding to a selected location on the barrel of the syringe when the syringe is installed in the syringe pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20180133398
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a bolus of a medical agent to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pump mechanism, a data input device, and a processor in data communication with the keypad and arranged to control the pump mechanism. The processor is programmed to receive data specifying a bolus amount through the data port, receive data regarding duration through the data port, receive a percentage through the data port, the percentage defining a portion of the bolus amount to deliver immediately upon executing a deliver command and a remainder of the bolus amount to deliver over the duration upon executing a deliver command, and execute the deliver command thereby controlling the pump mechanism to deliver the bolus. Also a method of temporarily adjusting the delivery rate of an infusion pump. The infusion pump is programmed to deliver a basal rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20170249443
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the stable orientation when the biasing voltage is removed. The processor includes a display module configured to display a non-blank reversion display screen on the bistable display when no input is received at the user interface after a specified time duration, and to recurrently change the reversion display screen until input is received at the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Timothy B. Bresina, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael D. Welsch
  • Patent number: 9740829
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to display the original pump parameter and the current pump parameter. A method indicates a change in operation of a medical infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Publication number: 20170189605
    Abstract: An infusion system fully compliant with international standard ISO 80639-1, Small-bore Connectors for Liquids and Gases in Healthcare Applications, yet compatible with a multipurpose infusion pump to enable operational redeployment of the pump. An attachment set, removably couplable to the pump inlet and outlet, includes a coded attachment set outlet connector detachably coupling the attachment set to an infusion set, and a coded attachment set pump fitting coupling the attachment set to the infusion pump, thereby identifying to the pump a particular infusion route.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. BLOMQUIST
  • Publication number: 20170000943
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a user interface configured to generate an electrical signal to start a basal insulin rate test when prompted by a user, an input configured to receive sampled blood glucose data of a patient that is obtained during a specified time duration, including a time duration during delivery of insulin according to a specified basal insulin rate pattern, and a controller communicatively coupled to the input and the user interface. The controller includes an insulin calculation module configured for determining at least one of an amount of basal insulin over-delivered and an amount of basal insulin under-delivered during the basal insulin rate test in trying to meet a target blood glucose baseline. Other devices and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Thomas Alan Savard
  • Patent number: 9504629
    Abstract: An embodiment of a medication dispenser comprises a drug pump having a control module. A medication dose request device can be in communication with the drug pump. A dispensing device, for dispensing substantially solid medication in response to activation of the medication dose request device, can be in communication with the drug pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: SMITHS MEDICAL ASD, INC.
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Grant A. Adams, Christopher A. Lacy