Patents by Inventor Robert Butterfield

Robert Butterfield 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: 10538263
    Abstract: A lever assembly includes a lever that extends between a first lever end and a second lever end and a lever member. The lever member has a lever member first portion connected to the second lever end and a lever member second portion extending from the lever member first portion. The lever member second portion has an intermediate portion defining a predefined plastically deformable stress point that is arranged to facilitate movement of the lever member second portion relative to the lever member first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matt Vincent, Carl Seamon, Doug Butterfield, Robert Dubay
  • Publication number: 20190382044
    Abstract: A lever assembly includes a lever that extends between a first lever end and a second lever end and a lever member. The lever member has a lever member first portion connected to the second lever end and a lever member second portion extending from the lever member first portion. The lever member second portion has an intermediate portion defining a predefined plastically deformable stress point that is arranged to facilitate movement of the lever member second portion relative to the lever member first portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Matt Vincent, Carl Seamon, Doug Butterfield, Robert Dubay
  • Patent number: 10226571
    Abstract: A pump cassette is configured for coupling with a pump device. The pump cassette may include a fluid lumen adapted for passage and propulsion of an infusion fluid toward a patient; a valve assembly that can be actuated to regulate fluid flow through the fluid lumen; and a frame coupled to the fluid lumen and the valve assembly. The frame is adapted to be inserted into a seat of a pump device. The frame is configured to be inserted into the seat only when aligned in a predetermined orientation relative to the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield, Chris Zollinger
  • Patent number: 10064579
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Patent number: 10039879
    Abstract: Described herein are medical fluid infusion systems for pumping a fluid to a patient, such as in a hospital environment. In one aspect, disclosed is an infusion system including a drive assembly having a drive fluid reservoir and a drive mechanism configured to apply a force to drive fluid from the drive fluid reservoir through a length of tubing. The infusion system includes a hydraulic assembly having a first fluid chamber having an inlet port configured to be in fluid communication with the length of tubing and a second fluid chamber having an outlet port configured to be in fluid communication with a patient extension set and a flexible movable divider sealing the first fluid chamber from the second fluid chamber. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield
  • Publication number: 20170128666
    Abstract: Described herein are medical fluid infusion systems for pumping a fluid to a patient, such as in a hospital environment. In one aspect, disclosed is an infusion system including a drive assembly having a drive fluid reservoir and a drive mechanism configured to apply a force to drive fluid from the drive fluid reservoir through a length of tubing. The infusion system includes a hydraulic assembly having a first fluid chamber having an inlet port configured to be in fluid communication with the length of tubing and a second fluid chamber having an outlet port configured to be in fluid communication with a patient extension set and a flexible movable divider sealing the first fluid chamber from the second fluid chamber. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield
  • Patent number: 9498574
    Abstract: Described herein are medical fluid infusion systems for pumping a fluid to a patient, such as in a hospital environment. In one aspect, disclosed is an infusion system including a drive assembly having a drive fluid reservoir and a drive mechanism configured to apply a force to drive fluid from the drive fluid reservoir through a length of tubing. The infusion system includes a hydraulic assembly having a first fluid chamber having an inlet port configured to be in fluid communication with the length of tubing and a second fluid chamber having an outlet port configured to be in fluid communication with a patient extension set and a flexible movable divider sealing the first fluid chamber from the second fluid chamber. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield
  • Patent number: 9468714
    Abstract: An IV set is configured for coupling with a pump device. The IV set comprises a fluid lumen adapted for passage of an infusion fluid toward a patient. A frame is coupled to the fluid lumen and is adapted to be inserted into a seat of a pump device, wherein the frame provides a platen relative to the fluid lumen, wherein the frame is sized and shaped such that the frame can only be inserted into the pump device when aligned in a predetermined orientation relative to the pump device. An information device is adapted to store information associated with the IV set, wherein the information device is accessed in response to proper placement of the IV set in the pump device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Butterfield, Chris Zollinger
  • Publication number: 20160151015
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph CONDURSO, Cynthia YAMAGA, Robert BUTTERFIELD, Simon MORLING, Clifton PAIT, Patricia WEST, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Richard CRASS
  • Patent number: 9307907
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303,Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Publication number: 20150073790
    Abstract: The systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a transcription of voice communications to be provided in parallel with an audio recording of the voice communications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Brendan STEUBLE, Robert Butterfield
  • Publication number: 20140297313
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph CONDURSO, Cynthia YAMAGA, Robert BUTTERFIELD, Simon MORLING, Clifton PAIT, Patricia WEST, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Richard CRASS
  • Publication number: 20140276424
    Abstract: A pump cassette is configured for coupling with a pump device. The pump cassette may include a fluid lumen adapted for passage and propulsion of an infusion fluid toward a patient; a valve assembly that can be actuated to regulate fluid flow through the fluid lumen; and a frame coupled to the fluid lumen and the valve assembly. The frame is adapted to be inserted into a seat of a pump device. The frame is configured to be inserted into the seat only when aligned in a predetermined orientation relative to the seat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield, Chris Zollinger
  • Publication number: 20140276533
    Abstract: An IV set is configured for coupling with a pump device. The IV set comprises a fluid lumen adapted for passage of an infusion fluid toward a patient. A frame is coupled to the fluid lumen and is adapted to be inserted into a seat of a pump device, wherein the frame provides a platen relative to the fluid lumen, wherein the frame is sized and shaped such that the frame can only be inserted into the pump device when aligned in a predetermined orientation relative to the pump device. An information device is adapted to store information associated with the IV set, wherein the information device is accessed in response to proper placement of the IV set in the pump device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Butterfield, Chris Zollinger
  • Publication number: 20140276415
    Abstract: Described herein are medical fluid infusion systems for pumping a fluid to a patient, such as in a hospital environment. In one aspect, disclosed is an infusion system including a drive assembly having a drive fluid reservoir and a drive mechanism configured to apply a force to drive fluid from the drive fluid reservoir through a length of tubing. The infusion system includes a hydraulic assembly having a first fluid chamber having an inlet port configured to be in fluid communication with the length of tubing and a second fluid chamber having an outlet port configured to be in fluid communication with a patient extension set and a flexible movable divider sealing the first fluid chamber from the second fluid chamber. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Davis, Robert Butterfield
  • Patent number: 8761906
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Publication number: 20140100868
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values at vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph CONDURSO, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Patent number: 8630722
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Patent number: 8340792
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Publication number: 20120016215
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy Vanderveen, Richard Crass