Patents by Inventor Rodolfo G. Roger

Rodolfo G. Roger 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: 20220226551
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system is disclosed. The hemodialysis system includes a dialyzer, a saline container including saline, and a disposable set comprising a blood pumping tube fluidly connected to a first end of the dialyzer, an arterial line fluidly connected to a first end of the blood pumping tube, a venous line fluidly connected to a second end of the dialyzer, a saline line fluidly connected to the blood pumping tube and the saline container, and a dialyzer line fluidly connected to a second end of the blood pumping tube and a second end of the dialyzer. The hemodialysis system also includes a dialysis instrument comprising an arterial line clamp, a venous line clamp, and a saline valve. The saline rinses blood out of the arterial line when the venous line clamp is closed, the arterial line clamp is opened, and the saline value is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Patent number: 11291752
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system is disclosed. The hemodialysis system includes a disposable set including a blood pumping tube, a fresh dialysate pumping tube, and a spent dialysate pumping tube. The hemodialysis system also includes a dialysis instrument including a blood pump head, a fresh dialysate pump head, a spent dialysate pump head, a first motor positioned and arranged to operate the blood pump head, a second motor positioned and arranged to operate the fresh dialysate pump head, and a third motor positioned and arranged to operate the spent dialysate pump head. When the disposable set is loaded into the dialysis instrument, the blood pumping tube comes into registry with the blood pump head, the fresh dialysate pumping tube comes into registry with the fresh dialysate pump head, and spent dialysate pumping tube comes into registry with the spent dialysate pump head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Publication number: 20210322656
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Patent number: 11052180
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Publication number: 20200324035
    Abstract: A hemodialysis system is disclosed. The hemodialysis system includes a disposable set including a blood pumping tube, a fresh dialysate pumping tube, and a spent dialysate pumping tube. The hemodialysis system also includes a dialysis instrument including a blood pump head, a fresh dialysate pump head, a spent dialysate pump head, a first motor positioned and arranged to operate the blood pump head, a second motor positioned and arranged to operate the fresh dialysate pump head, and a third motor positioned and arranged to operate the spent dialysate pump head. When the disposable set is loaded into the dialysis instrument, the blood pumping tube comes into registry with the blood pump head, the fresh dialysate pumping tube comes into registry with the fresh dialysate pump head, and spent dialysate pumping tube comes into registry with the spent dialysate pump head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Patent number: 10695479
    Abstract: A method for priming a renal therapy machine is disclosed. The method includes communicating a source of a physiologically compatible solution with a blood circuit and moving the physiologically compatible solution from the source to the blood circuit. The method also includes moving the physiologically compatible solution through the blood circuit to prime the blood circuit. The method further includes moving the physiologically compatible solution from the blood circuit though porous fibers of a blood filter, causing air to be purged from the blood circuit and into a dialysis fluid circuit portion of the blood filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Patent number: 10155082
    Abstract: An access disconnection system includes an extracorporeal circuit; first and second contacts provided in the extracorporeal circuit; a current source communicating with the first contact and configured to generate a current within fluid flowing through the extracorporeal circuit; and an apparatus positioned to apply a signal at multiple points along a path from the extracorporeal circuit, the signals tending to prevent at least a portion of the current from traveling through a ground path in parallel to the extracorporeal circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Thomas P. Hartranft, Ramesh Wariar, Angel M. Lasso, George Lamberson
  • Publication number: 20180214620
    Abstract: A method for priming a renal therapy machine is disclosed. The method includes communicating a source of a physiologically compatible solution with a blood circuit and moving the physiologically compatible solution from the source to the blood circuit. The method also includes moving the physiologically compatible solution through the blood circuit to prime the blood circuit. The method further includes moving the physiologically compatible solution from the blood circuit though porous fibers of a blood filter, causing air to be purged from the blood circuit and into a dialysis fluid circuit portion of the blood filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly, Rodolfo G. Roger
  • Patent number: 9415150
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang S. Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Ying-Cheng Lo, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Publication number: 20150258263
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci, Ying-Cheng Lo
  • Patent number: 8992463
    Abstract: A system and method for balancing flows of renal replacement fluid is disclosed. The method uses pressure controls and pressure sensing devices to more precisely meter and balance the flow of fresh dialysate and spent dialysate. The balancing system may use one or two balancing devices, such as a balance tube, a tortuous path, or a balance chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Michael E. Hogard, Donald D. Busby, Robert W. Childers, Yuanpang Samuel Ding, Katherine M. Holian, Mark E. Jablonski, Thomas D. Kelly, Ying-Cheng Lo, Shincy J. Maliekkal, Rodolfo G. Roger, Donald A. Smith, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Publication number: 20140021111
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8562822
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8562823
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20130228517
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20130231607
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicants: Baxter Healthcare S.A., Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8496809
    Abstract: A kidney failure treatment system includes: (i) a dialysate supply; (ii) a weighing device; a control container coupled operably to the weighing device; (iii) a diffusion membrane; (iv) a drain; first and second pumps; (v) a first fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the dialysate supply and the diffusion membrane, the first fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; (vi) a second fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the control container and the drain, the second fluid conduit coupled operably to the first pump; and (vii) a third fluid conduit coupled fluidly to the diffusion membrane and the control conduit, the third fluid conduit coupled operably to the second pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8376978
    Abstract: An access disconnection system includes: a material capable of absorbing blood from a patient upon an arterial or venous line disconnection; a light emitter positioned to emit light onto the material; a light receiver positioned to receive light reflected off of the material; and electronic circuitry operably coupled to at least one of the light emitter and receiver, the circuitry configured to provide an output (i) when light received by the receiver reaches a particular level or (ii) indicative of an amount of light received by the light receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Joel Tejedor, Robert W. Childers
  • Publication number: 20120265115
    Abstract: An access disconnection method includes supporting a transmitter including a wireless communication apparatus, a receiver, a portion of an arterial line, a portion of a venous line and electronic circuitry by a member separate from a blood treatment machine. The method further includes operably communicating the electronic circuitry with the transmitter and the receiver, enabling transmission of a wave from the transmitter in one of the arterial and venous lines, enabling receipt of the wave by the receiver in the other of the arterial and venous lines, and enabling a disconnection output to be sent to the blood treatment machine via the electronic circuitry. The disconnection output is indicative of a change in the wave received by the receiver from the transmitter sufficient to expect that an access site disconnection of one of the arterial and venous lines has occurred.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicants: BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A., BAXTER INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Rodolfo G. Roger, Robert W. Childers, Thomas D. Kelly
  • Patent number: 8287724
    Abstract: A dialysis system instrument includes a dialysis instrument, a disposable pumping and valving cassette apparatus operable with pumping and valving actuators of the dialysis instrument, the disposable cassette including an electronic cell and electronics associated with the electronic cell, the electronics configured to determine an electrical property of a solution flowing through the electronic cell of the disposable apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: James S. Slepicka, Mark Perry, William Chan, Richard Kienman, Angel M. Lasso, Donald Busby, Rodolfo G. Roger, Michael E. Hogard