Patents by Inventor Richard A. Seman

Richard A. Seman 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: 11291766
    Abstract: A pressure jacket for use with a fluid injector may have a pressure jacket body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a pressure jacket longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket may further have at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the pressure jacket body and a second segment protruding from the first segment toward the distal end of the pressure jacket body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The pressure jacket may further have at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member may interact with a housing of the fluid injector when the pressure jacket is connected to the housing to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the pressure jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone
  • Patent number: 10835668
    Abstract: An adapter for releasably attaching a syringe to an injector. The adapter comprises a mounting mechanism positioned at a rear end of the adapter to mount the adapter in a desired position relative to a front wall of the injector; and a syringe carrier section adapted to seat at least a portion of the syringe. The syringe carrier section defines a first opening on a top thereof to allow placement of the syringe therein from the top and a second opening in a rear section thereof to allow the drive member of the injector to communicate forward force to the plunger. A cover portion extends over a rearward end of the first opening and has a first end configured to abut the flange of the syringe when the syringe is positioned within the syringe carrier section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Erin Novickoff, Molly Bingaman, Collin Grimes, Keith Lipford, Barry Iddon, Richard Seman, Kent Diasabeygunawardena, Isabella Norcini, Emma Diasabeygunawardena, Patrick O'Rourke, Samantha Sutherland, Stephen Schulte, Arthur Uber, III, Mark Trocki, David M. Reilly
  • Publication number: 20200139043
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engageable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: MICHAEL SWANTNER, RICHARD SEMAN, BARRY TUCKER, ARTHUR UBER, III, KEVIN COWAN, JAMES DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER CAPONE, JAROSLAW WLODARCZYK
  • Patent number: 10512721
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone, Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk
  • Publication number: 20190381240
    Abstract: An adapter for releasably attaching a syringe to an injector. The adapter comprises a mounting mechanism positioned at a rear end of the adapter to mount the adapter in a desired position relative to a front wall of the injector; and a syringe carrier section adapted to seat at least a portion of the syringe. The syringe carrier section defines a first opening on a top thereof to allow placement of the syringe therein from the top and a second opening in a rear section thereof to allow the drive member of the injector to communicate forward force to the plunger. A cover portion extends over a rearward end of the first opening and has a first end configured to abut the flange of the syringe when the syringe is positioned within the syringe carrier section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Erin NOVICKOFF, Molly BINGAMAN, Collin GRIMES, Keith LIPFORD, Barry IDDON, Richard SEMAN, Kent DIASABEYGUNAWARDENA, Isabella NORCINI, Emma DIASABEYGUNAWARDENA, Patrick O'ROURKE, Samantha SUTHERLAND, Stephen SCHULTE, Arthur UBER, III, Mark TROCKI, David M. REILLY
  • Publication number: 20180304007
    Abstract: A pressure jacket for use with a fluid injector may have a pressure jacket body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a pressure jacket longitudinal axis. The pressure jacket may further have at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the pressure jacket body and a second segment protruding from the first segment toward the distal end of the pressure jacket body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The pressure jacket may further have at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member may interact with a housing of the fluid injector when the pressure jacket is connected to the housing to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the pressure jacket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Applicant: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. SWANTNER, RICHARD A. SEMAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, JAMES A. DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE
  • Publication number: 20170296744
    Abstract: A selector valve for a medical fluid delivery device is disclosed. The valve includes a valve bore in fluid communication with an outlet channel, first and second outlet ports, and a selector valve body which includes a valve stem located within the valve bore and having a flow passage. The selector valve body is adapted to place the flow passage in fluid communication with one of the first outlet port, the second outlet port, and a shut-off position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: October 19, 2017
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE, RICHARD A. SEMAN, JOHN A. HAURY, EDWARD K. PREM, JOSEPH E. BISEGNA, RONALD HELLER, GLEN P. WILLIAMS, JOSEPH C. MATOR, JASON L. BAZALA
  • Publication number: 20170232221
    Abstract: A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also adapted to be connected with the patient circuit. The tank is constructed and arranged to be removably connected with the docking assembly, and enables the pressurized flow of breathable gas to pass therethrough. The tank is also adapted to contain a liquid such that a humidity level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas is elevated as the pressurized flow of breathable gas passes therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Inventors: JEFFREY KEPLER, MICHAEL E. MORT, RICHARD A. SEMAN, JR., MARK WILLIAM DiMATTEO, CHRISTOPHER J. McCRACKEN, JAMES S. VREELAND, STEVEN B. RADNEY, MICHAEL BOBECK, ALLAN CAMERON, DAVID P. CHASTAIN, PATRICK F. McDERMOTT, WILLIAM J. PALM, ROY A. THOMPSON
  • Patent number: 9700672
    Abstract: A selector valve for a medical fluid delivery device is disclosed. The valve includes a valve bore in fluid communication with an outlet channel, first and second outlet ports, and a selector valve body which includes a valve stem located within the valve bore and having a flow passage. The selector valve body is adapted to place the flow passage in fluid communication with one of the first outlet port, the second outlet port, and a shut-off position. Further, the selector valve body includes a sealing arrangement having an elastomeric core disposed within a thin-walled valve stem which comprises a thin cylindrical sidewall in direct contact with the valve bore. When the elastomeric core and the valve stem are subjected to internal fluid pressure, the thin cylindrical sidewall of the valve stem expands outward to increase a sealing force between an outer diameter of the valve stem and the valve bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Ronald Heller, Jason L. Bazala
  • Patent number: 9656034
    Abstract: A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also adapted to be connected with the patient circuit. The tank is constructed and arranged to be removably connected with the docking assembly, and enables the pressurized flow of breathable gas to pass therethrough. The tank is also adapted to contain a liquid such that a humidity level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas is elevated as the pressurized flow of breathable gas passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: RIC INVESTMETNS, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kepler, Michael E. Mort, Richard A. Seman, Mark William DiMatteo, Christopher J. McCracken, James S. Vreelan, Steven B. Radney, Michael Bobeck, Allen Cameron, David P. Chastain, Patrick F. McDermott, William J. Palm, Roy A. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9649436
    Abstract: A system and method of assembling a disposable fluid pump device is provided. The fluid pump device includes a pump body having a plurality of pump cylinders and at least one inlet selector valve for controlling fluid input to the pump cylinders. The method includes the steps of identifying at least one initial inlet selector valve position; generating, with at least one processor, encoded data representing at least the at least one inlet selector valve position; and setting the at least one selector valve to the at least one initial inlet selector valve position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ronald Heller, John A. Haury, Richard A. Seman, Joseph C. Mator
  • Publication number: 20170119963
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: MICHAEL J. SWANTNER, RICHARD A. SEMAN, BARRY L. TUCKER, ARTHUR E. UBER, III, KEVIN P. COWAN, JAMES A. DEDIG, CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE
  • Patent number: 9480797
    Abstract: A plunger for use with a syringe has a plunger body with a proximal end, a distal end, and a circumferential sidewall extending between the proximal end and the distal end along a plunger longitudinal axis. The plunger further has at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member having a first segment attached to the plunger body and a second segment protruding toward the distal end of the plunger body and deflectable relative to the first segment. The plunger further has at least one actuation member associated with the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member. The at least one actuation member interacts with a piston to deflect the at least one resiliently deflectable retaining member upon rotation of the plunger relative to the piston. The plunger is engagable with the piston regardless of a rotational orientation of the piston relative to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Swantner, Richard A. Seman, Barry L. Tucker, Arthur E. Uber, III, Kevin P. Cowan, James A. Dedig, Christopher D. Capone
  • Publication number: 20150273137
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: CHRISTOPHER D. CAPONE, JAMES R. NEILL, JASON L. BAZALA, ROGER V. DELONGA, RICHARD A. SEMAN
  • Patent number: 9057363
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, Jason L. Bazala
  • Publication number: 20150157789
    Abstract: A system and method of assembling a disposable fluid pump device is provided. The fluid pump device includes a pump body having a plurality of pump cylinders and at least one inlet selector valve for controlling fluid input to the pump cylinders. The method includes the steps of identifying at least one initial inlet selector valve position; generating, with at least one processor, encoded data representing at least the at least one inlet selector valve position; and setting the at least one selector valve to the at least one initial inlet selector valve position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Ronald Heller, John A. Haury, Richard A. Seman, Joseph C. Mator
  • Publication number: 20140228762
    Abstract: A fluid pump device is operable by a drive and actuating system. The fluid pump device includes a pump manifold, a plurality of pump cylinders, a plunger reciprocally operable in each of the pump cylinders, and at least one inlet selector valve. The pump cylinders may extend proximally from the pump manifold and are in selective fluid communication with the pump manifold via, for example, respective inlet and outlet check valves. The plungers are reciprocally operable within the pump cylinders and are independently and reciprocally operable by respective piston linear actuators provided in the drive and actuating system. The inlet selector valve is used to establish selective fluid communication between one or more fluid source containers and the pump manifold to control fluid flow into the pump manifold. The inlet selector valve may be located laterally outboard of the pump cylinders and extend generally parallel to the pump cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Joseph E. Bisegna, Ronald Heller, Glen P. Williams, Joseph C. Mator, Jason L. Bazala
  • Publication number: 20140224829
    Abstract: A fluid pump device is operable by a drive and actuating system. The fluid pump device includes a pump manifold, a plurality of pump cylinders, a plunger reciprocally operable in each of the pump cylinders, and at least one inlet selector valve. The pump cylinders may extend proximally from the pump manifold and are in selective fluid communication with the pump manifold via, for example, respective inlet and outlet check valves. The plungers are reciprocally operable within the pump cylinders and are independently and reciprocally operable by respective piston linear actuators provided in the drive and actuating system. The inlet selector valve is used to establish selective fluid communication between one or more fluid source containers and the pump manifold to control fluid flow into the pump manifold. The inlet selector valve may be located laterally outboard of the pump cylinders and extend generally parallel to the pump cylinders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, Richard A. Seman, John A. Haury, Edward K. Prem, Joseph E. Bisegna, Ronald Heller, Glen P. Williams, Joseph C. Mator, Jason L. Bazala
  • Patent number: 8375945
    Abstract: A pressure support system that comprises a patient circuit, a docking assembly, and a tank. The patient circuit delivers a pressurized flow of breathable gas to a patient. The docking assembly has an inlet and an outlet that is adapted to receive the pressurized flow of breathable gas, and is also adapted to be connected with the patient circuit. The tank is constructed and arranged to be removably connected with the docking assembly, and enables the pressurized flow of breathable gas to pass therethrough. The tank is also adapted to contain a liquid such that a humidity level of the pressurized flow of breathable gas is elevated as the pressurized flow of breathable gas passes therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: RIC Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Kepler, Michael E. Mort, Richard A. Seman, Jr., Mark William DiMatteo, Christopher J. McCracken, James S. Vreelan, Steven B. Radney, Michael Bobeck, Allen Cameron, David P. Chastain, Patrick F. McDermott, William J. Palm, Roy A. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20110002802
    Abstract: The continuous fluid delivery systems includes a fluid pumping device comprising a pump housing comprising a base member with a plurality of inlet ports and at least one outlet port and at least two pairs of opposing pistons movably associated with the housing. Each pair of opposing pistons at least in part defines a respective pumping chamber of the fluid pumping device. The pistons in each pair of opposing pistons may be independently controlled such that any one of the plurality of inlet ports or the at least one outlet port is independently selectable to be in fluid communication with one of the respective pumping chambers. A drive system may be interfaced with the respective pistons to at least reciprocally operate the pistons relative to the base member. The pump housing and the at least two pairs of opposing pistons may comprise a disposable unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Capone, James R. Neill, Richard A. Seman, Jason L. Bazala, Roger V. Delonga