Patents by Inventor Randall S. Hickle

Randall S. Hickle 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: 20030214409
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to prevention of false, annoying, or oversensitive alarms, providing early detection by a sensitive test, generating silent, semi-overt, or overt alarm conditions and/or initiating early passive or active interventions to untoward events. The invention buys time by providing an early intervention in the event that a highly sensitive early detection is later confirmed by a specific test. A particular embodiment of the invention is directed to the early detection of hypoventilation, including apnea and airway obstruction, and the pausing or interrupting of an action such as drug delivery during medical procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Publication number: 20030209242
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a printer system integral with a sedation and analgesia system having the capability to display data at spaced intervals, such as, for example, every five minutes, where the data in the previous five minutes is averaged in order to minimize the spurious impact of artifacts on the printed record. The present invention further comprises a printer system integral with a sedation and analgesia system that, upon request, prints a detailed, real time graphical display of critical parameters regarding a patient's physiology. The printer may be used with a brief memory from which an operator may request information that may have already exited an associated visual output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Publication number: 20030176774
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a sedation and analgesia system having integrated patient monitoring and drug delivery, where information related to monitored patient parameters and drug delivery is accessible and controllable from a remote location. Information relative to monitored patient parameters and drug delivery may be provided in real-time or near real-time, to an attending nurse, physician, insurance company, billing department, or other suitable party according to the present invention via a computing device, video monitor, over the Internet, over an intranet, or by any other suitable means of transmitting and displaying critical data. The present invention further comprises an integrated in-room monitor, where data related to critical patient parameters and drug delivery may be integrated with other means of communicating data related to a patient, a procedure, or a medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 18, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Nicholas E. Cobb, William Patrick Adair
  • Publication number: 20030145854
    Abstract: A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The care system facilitates a procedural clinician's safely and efficaciously providing sedation and analgesia and in some measure, amnesia to a patient by providing a responsiveness monitoring system which monitors the responsiveness of the patient and generates a value representing the level of patient responsiveness. In further aspects of the invention, the responsiveness monitoring system is an automated system which includes patient query and response devices. Additional embodiments of the system and methods are directed to alleviating patient pain or discomfort while enabling safe drug delivery (automated, clinician-controlled or patient-controlled) in correlation with the monitoring of patient health conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Publication number: 20030135087
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a user interface for systems and methods for sedation and analgesia delivery. The user interface receives input from a user of a sedation and analgesia delivery system and relays information regarding the system, the administration of sedation and analgesia, physiological conditions to the user in a context sensitive manner. The information relayed may be displayed to the user on a touch sensitive screen or multi-layer display device. The display may be segregated geographically or may be color coded on the display device where the geographic location and/or color of the displayed information relates further information to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Mica R. Endsley
  • Publication number: 20030079746
    Abstract: A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The system comprises: at least one patient health monitor device coupled to a patient and generating a signal reflecting at least one physiological condition of the patient; a drug delivery controller supplying one or more drugs to the patient; a memory device storing a safety data set reflecting parameters of at least one patient physiological condition; and an electronic controller interconnected between the patient health monitor, the drug delivery controller and the safety data set. The electronic controller is capable of effecting a change in the drug supply delivered to the patient and the generation of current signals by the patient health monitor device depending on a comparison between at least one patient physiological condition at its corresponding value reflected in the safety data set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Publication number: 20030074223
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatuses and methods for marking components, supplies and kits of drug administration devices and other medical systems with quality assurance information. The invention also provides apparatuses and methods for tracking time of use of such components, supplies and kits and various apparatuses and methods for preventing use or reuse of tainted, recalled or unrecognized components, supplies and kits. Quality assurance markers (QAMs) are described which store information regarding the identity and manufacturer of disposable components, supplies and kits. The invention utilizes several QAM modalities, such as, among others, 1-D and 2-D bar codes, 1-D and 2-D symbologies, holograms, written text, radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs), integrated chip smart cards, and EEPROMs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Publication date: April 17, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Nicholas Edward Cobb
  • Publication number: 20030051737
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the workload of titrating drug to effect while leaving clinician users in control of a related procedure is described. A drug delivery device is controlled to achieve a target drug concentration at a selected site in the patient or a predetermined infusion rate waveform. The time profile of the target drug concentration or a predetermined infusion rate waveform is controlled by a drug state model that uses clinical heuristics to implement safe, pre-defined changes in the target drug concentration or infusion rate and user-commanded changes in target drug concentration or infusion rate. The invention allows time to assess the response of the patient to changes in drug level by making small incremental and conservative changes in drug level over time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Jason Derouen
  • Publication number: 20030040700
    Abstract: An infusate cassette is described for use with an IV infusion system which controls the process of administering a drug to a patient. The cassette and other aspects of the infusion system may include disposable components, external redundant volume tracking, air removal and automated purge and prime capabilities, component removal lockout mechanisms, and/or redundant automated anti-free flow devices. An IV manifold comprising an imbedded high cracking pressure anti-free flow valve is also described for use with the infusion system. The cassette, IV manifold, and other aspects of the infusion system may be provided with quality assurance mechanisms for use with integrated IV infusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Samsun Lampotang
  • Publication number: 20020188259
    Abstract: The present invention relates to capital equipment units, such as systems for providing medical treatment, that are associated with smart supplies. The smart supplies are tagged with data carriers which may encode such information as a unique ID for the supply or component, the identification of the supply or component, the identification of the source of the supply or component, the status of whether said supply or component has been previously used, the expiration date of the supply or component, and in the case where the supply or component contains drug, the purity levels of the drug and the concentration levels of the drug. The capital equipment units or their users then utilize the information to assure quality of any procedure run with the units, by way of improved pre-use checks, certification of the supplies for use, record keeping, inventory control, and charge capture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Applicant: Scott Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Samsun Lampotang
  • Publication number: 20020017300
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for the delivery of inspired gas, e.g., supplemental O2, to a person combined with gas sampling, including for the purpose of monitoring of the ventilation of the person. In the invention, the delivery of inspired gas and gas sampling are accomplished without the use of a sealed face mask. The apparatus of one embodiment of the present invention comprises an oxygen delivery device, nasal airway pressure sampling devices, optionally an oral airway pressure sampling device and at least one pressure analyzer connected to the sampling devices which determine the phase of the person's respiration cycle and the person's primary airway. The oxygen delivery device is connected to a controller such that it delivers a higher flow of oxygen to the person during the inhalation phase of the person's respiratory cycle. The invention thus increases end tidal oxygen concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Samsun Lampotang
  • Publication number: 20020017299
    Abstract: A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The system comprises: at least one patient health monitor device generating a signal reflecting at least one physiological condition of a patient; a drug delivery controller supplying one or more drugs to the patient; a memory device storing a safety data set reflecting parameters of at least one patient physiological condition; and an electronic controller interconnected between the patient health monitor, the drug delivery controller and the safety data set. A method of electronically tracking recurring revenues generated by the use of the care system where the system is at the location of its user is also provided. Additional embodiments of the system and methods are directed to alleviating patient pain or discomfort while enabling safe patient controlled drug delivery in correlation with the monitoring of patient health conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Publication number: 20020017296
    Abstract: A care system and associated methods are provided for alleviating patient pain, anxiety and discomfort associated with medical or surgical procedures. The care system facilitates a procedural physician's safely and efficaciously providing conscious sedation to a patient by providing a responsiveness monitoring system which monitors the responsiveness of the patient and generates a value representing the level of patient responsiveness. In further aspects of the invention, the responsiveness monitoring system is an automated system which includes patient query and response devices. Additional embodiments of the system and methods are directed to alleviating patient pain or discomfort while enabling safe patient controlled drug delivery in correlation with the monitoring of patient health conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventor: Randall S. Hickle
  • Patent number: 5676133
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for preventing contamination of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit of A Hospital by the use of a mask sealed to the patient's face and connected by a ventilator circuit to an airator that pulls a vacuum to exhaust the patient's expirations to the outside atmosphere. The disclosure also includes a "oxyvent" which is a tube adapted to be attached to an oxygen tank and to a patient to provide a higher oxygen ratio to the patient and to provide forced ventilation to a patient who has difficulty ventilating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 14, 1997
    Assignee: Apotheus Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Richard B. Adams, William A. Pesa, James L. Earsley, Richard A. Liles, James C. De Villiers
  • Patent number: 5300100
    Abstract: Warm air is distributed through a device and diffused along a person's body who is lying under a blanket. Warm air is supplied to the invention from a base unit that has various settings with respect to temperature of air supplied to the invention. The device has three distribution tubes that are long enough to extend from a person's feet to their upper torso while they are lying down. Heating takes place both conductively where the device is in contact with the patient and convectively where the warmed air circulates about the skin. The device is constructed from a light weight tissue paper that is plastic coated on one side and perforated at regular intervals. Heated air is supplied to the invention near the person's feet and is channeled to the several tubes toward the person's upper body. The heated air diffuses through perforations in the tubes as it moves up through the tubes and warms or maintains the body temperature of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Advanced Warming Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Patrick J. Griffin
  • Patent number: 5139480
    Abstract: A stent is made from a thermoplastic material having a glass transition temperature below the normal temperature of the human body. Therefore the thermoplastic polymer may be necked in situ. The stent is made with a series of circumferential strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1992
    Assignee: BioTech Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Harry W. Parker