Patents by Inventor Sherwin Shang

Sherwin Shang 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: 10525184
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a disposable cassette including a flexible sheet and a plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, a plurality of actuators operable with the flexible sheet to direct dialysis fluid through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, and a controller configured to (i) determine at least one limitation of the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, (ii) generate a flow schedule indicating how dialysis fluid should be directed through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways in accordance with the at least one limitation, and (iii) control the plurality of actuators so that dialysis fluid is pumped through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways according to the flow schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 10137235
    Abstract: An embodiment of a peritoneal dialysis system includes an enclosure, a door hingedly attached to the enclosure, a stepper motor housed by the enclosure, a solid pump piston in operable communication with the stepper motor and including a solid pump shaft attached to or integrally formed with a solid pump head, and a disposable unit contacting the enclosure and the door. The disposable unit includes a moveable membrane operable with the solid pump head. The stepper motor is configured to move the solid pump head towards and away from the disposable unit. The system further includes a position detection apparatus operable with the stepper motor and located to provide an output indicative of a position of the solid pump head relative to a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Loren M. Lundtveit, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang
  • Publication number: 20180272076
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices in which a shroud is automatically deployed to protectively sheath a needle after an injection is performed. Exemplary embodiments also provide shroud deployment assemblies including a shroud and a syringe carrier that, when cooperatively configured in an automatic injection device, ensure that the shroud is automatically and completely deployed after an injection is performed using the automatic injection device. Exemplary embodiments are also configured to ensure that, once the shroud is deployed to an extended position to sheath the needle, accidental forces applied to the shroud do not succeed in subsequently retracting the shroud to a retracted position in which the needle would become exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Vivek Rao, Sherwin Shang, Esra Ozdaryal, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, David Post, Vincent DiPalma
  • Publication number: 20180228980
    Abstract: Automatic injection device includes a housing, a syringe, a plunger, and a syringe carrier. The housing includes a barrel between a first end and a second end. The barrel includes an elongated window to allow viewing of contents inside the housing. The syringe is disposed within the housing and has a reservoir. The plunger is at least partially disposed within the syringe and includes a visual indicator. The syringe carrier is disposed within the housing and configured to contain the syringe and displace the syringe within the housing between a first position and a second position. The syringe carrier can be substantially transparent. The syringe carrier can have first and second legs and an extension disposed therebetween, and at least a portion of the extension can be configured to align with the window and the reservoir when the syringe carrier is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, Shubha Chethan Somashekar, Esra Ozdaryal, Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li
  • Patent number: 9956353
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices in which a shroud is automatically deployed to protectively sheath a needle after an injection is performed. Exemplary embodiments also provide shroud deployment assemblies including a shroud and a syringe carrier that, when cooperatively configured in an automatic injection device, ensure that the shroud is automatically and completely deployed after an injection is performed using the automatic injection device. Exemplary embodiments are also configured to ensure that, once the shroud is deployed to an extended position to sheath the needle, accidental forces applied to the shroud do not succeed in subsequently retracting the shroud to a retracted position in which the needle would become exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Rao, Sherwin Shang, Esra Ozdaryal, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, David Post, Vincent Dipalma
  • Patent number: 9943649
    Abstract: Automatic injection device includes a housing, a syringe, a plunger, and a syringe carrier. The housing includes a barrel between a first end and a second end. The barrel includes an elongated window to allow viewing of contents inside the housing. The syringe is disposed within the housing and has a reservoir. The plunger is at least partially disposed within the syringe and includes a visual indicator. The syringe carrier is disposed within the housing and configured to contain the syringe and displace the syringe within the housing between a first position and a second position. The syringe carrier can be substantially transparent. The syringe carrier can have first and second legs and an extension disposed therebetween, and at least a portion of the extension can be configured to align with the window and the reservoir when the syringe carrier is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, Shubha Chethan Somashekar, Esra Ozdaryal, Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li
  • Publication number: 20160184503
    Abstract: A dialysis system includes a disposable cassette including a flexible sheet and a plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, a plurality of actuators operable with the flexible sheet to direct dialysis fluid through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, and a controller configured to (i) determine at least one limitation of the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways, (ii) generate a flow schedule indicating how dialysis fluid should be directed through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways in accordance with the at least one limitation, and (iii) control the plurality of actuators so that dialysis fluid is pumped through the plurality of dialysis fluid pathways according to the flow schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, JR., Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 9283312
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a disposable cassette including a flexible sheet; a hardware unit including (i) at least one pump actuator and piston head moved by the pump actuator, (ii) at least one valve actuator, (iii) at least one sensor, and (iv) a disposable cassette interface for interfacing with the disposable cassette, the disposable cassette interface including: (a) at least one pump aperture, the at least one piston head moveable out of and retractable into the at least one pump aperture to move a corresponding pumping portion of the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette, the piston head moving within a vacuum chamber, the vacuum chamber enabling a vacuum to be pulled around the piston head to the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette; (b) at least one valve aperture, at least a portion of the at least one valve actuator located in the valve aperture to move a valve portion of the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette; and (c) at least one sensor aperture, the at least one sensor
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Publication number: 20150088054
    Abstract: An embodiment of a peritoneal dialysis system includes an enclosure, a door hingedly attached to the enclosure, a stepper motor housed by the enclosure, a solid pump piston in operable communication with the stepper motor and including a solid pump shaft attached to or integrally formed with a solid pump head, and a disposable unit contacting the enclosure and the door. The disposable unit includes a moveable membrane operable with the solid pump head. The stepper motor is configured to move the solid pump head towards and away from the disposable unit. The system further includes a position detection apparatus operable with the stepper motor and located to provide an output indicative of a position of the solid pump head relative to a reference position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H. Bowman, JR., Loren M. Lundtveit, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang
  • Patent number: 8920356
    Abstract: A coupler includes a conductive polymer material that is so constructed and arranged to join tubing, wherein the conductive polymer material includes a conductive polymer component selected from the group consisting of polyaniline, polypyrrole, polythiophenes, polyethylenedioxythiophene, poly(p-phenylene vinylene) and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Ramesh Wariar, Angel Lasso, George Lamberson, Dan F. Marcquenski, Jr., Jan Jensen, David Kuhn, Raf Castellanos
  • Publication number: 20140207073
    Abstract: Automatic injection device includes a housing, a syringe, a plunger, and a syringe carrier. The housing includes a barrel between a first end and a second end. The barrel includes an elongated window to allow viewing of contents inside the housing. The syringe is disposed within the housing and has a reservoir. The plunger is at least partially disposed within the syringe and includes a visual indicator. The syringe carrier is disposed within the housing and configured to contain the syringe and displace the syringe within the housing between a first position and a second position. The syringe carrier can be substantially transparent. The syringe carrier can have first and second legs and an extension disposed therebetween, and at least a portion of the extension can be configured to align with the window and the reservoir when the syringe carrier is in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, Shubha Chethan C. Somashekar, Esra Ozdaryal
  • Publication number: 20140128840
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide automatic injection devices in which a shroud is automatically deployed to protectively sheath a needle after an injection is performed. Exemplary embodiments also provide shroud deployment assemblies including a shroud and a syringe carrier that, when cooperatively configured in an automatic injection device, ensure that the shroud is automatically and completely deployed after an injection is performed using the automatic injection device. Exemplary embodiments are also configured to ensure that, once the shroud is deployed to an extended position to sheath the needle, accidental forces applied to the shroud do not succeed in subsequently retracting the shroud to a retracted position in which the needle would become exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: AbbVie Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Rao, Sherwin Shang, Esra Ozdaryal, Edward Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, David Post, Vincent DiPalma
  • Publication number: 20110264042
    Abstract: A coupler includes a conductive polymer material that is so constructed and arranged to join tubing, wherein the conductive polymer material includes a conductive polymer component selected from the group consisting of polyaniline, polypyrrole, polythiophenes, polyethylenedioxythiophene, poly(p-phenylene vinylene) and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicants: BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A., BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Ramesh Wariar, Angel Lasso, George Lamberson, Dan F. Marcquenski, JR., Jan Jensen, David Kuhn, Raf Castellanos
  • Publication number: 20110218487
    Abstract: A fluid pumping mechanism in one embodiment includes a fluid reservoir, and a multiple layer film extending over a portion of the fluid reservoir, wherein fluid is moved through the reservoir by movement of the film from a first position to a second position, the film including first and second layers, each of first and second layers comprising a blend of a polypropylene and a styrene ethylene butadiene block copolymer. Peritoneal dialysis systems are also provided and may include a peritoneal dialysis machine and a disposable cassette defining at least one pump chamber and having a multiple layer film extending over a portion of the at least one pump chamber, the film including first and second layers, each of the first and second layers comprising a blend of a polypropylene and a styrene ethylene butadiene block copolymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Tahua Yang, John Booras
  • Publication number: 20110106003
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes a disposable cassette including a flexible sheet; a hardware unit including (i) at least one pump actuator and piston head moved by the pump actuator, (ii) at least one valve actuator, (iii) at least one sensor, and (iv) a disposable cassette interface for interfacing with the disposable cassette, the disposable cassette interface including: (a) at least one pump aperture, the at least one piston head moveable out of and retractable into the at least one pump aperture to move a corresponding pumping portion of the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette, the piston head moving within a vacuum chamber, the vacuum chamber enabling a vacuum to be pulled around the piston head to the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette; (b) at least one valve aperture, at least a portion of the at least one valve actuator located in the valve aperture to move a valve portion of the flexible sheet of the disposable cassette; and (c) at least one sensor aperture, the at least one sensor
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, JR., Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 7867189
    Abstract: A dialysis machine includes: a hardware unit including at least one pump actuator, at least one valve actuator and a cassette interface, the cassette interface including: (i) a plate that abuts the cassette; (ii) at least one pump aperture defined by the plate; (iii) at least one pump head moveable out of and retractable into the at least one pump aperture to operate a pumping portion of the cassette; (iv) at least one valve aperture defined by the plate; (v) at least one valve apparatus moveable out of and retractable into the at least one valve aperture to operate a valve portion of the cassette; (vi) at least one sensor aperture defined by the plate; and (vii) at least one sensor located in the least one sensor aperture, the at least one sensor operable with a sensor portion of the cassette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Robert W. Childers, Richard Avoy, John Booras, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Paul Grippo, Andrew D. Hopping, David Howard, Jeffrey W. Jerrell, Benjamin Kellam, Brian Lauman, Sherwin Shang, David Vescovi, Tahua Yang, Alex Yu
  • Patent number: 7789849
    Abstract: A peritoneal dialysis system includes: (i) an enclosure; (ii) a stepper motor housed by the enclosure; (iii) a pump head in operable communication with the stepper motor; and (iv) a disposable unit including at least one flexible membrane attached to a rigid piece, the enclosure configured to receive the disposable unit such that the stepper motor can move the pump head towards and away from the flexible membrane to cause, (a) the flexible membrane to move outwardly with respect to the rigid piece as the pump head is moved away from the disposable unit, and (b) the flexible membrane to move inwardly with respect to the rigid piece as the pump head is moved away from the disposable unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Loren M. Lundtveil, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang
  • Patent number: 7770611
    Abstract: The present invention provides a peelable seal for a multi-chambered container including a first edge and a second edge. At least one of the first edge or second edge includes a stress bearing portion and a non-stress bearing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Vincent Houwaert, Paul-Andre Gollier, Sherwin Shang, Patrick Balteau
  • Publication number: 20080249247
    Abstract: A monolayer film of a polymer blend of a first component selected from the group consisting of an ethylene containing polymer, the first component present in an amount by weight of the film from about 60% to about 1%, the first component having a first melting point temperature determined by DSC, a second component selected from the group consisting of propylene containing polymers and methyl pentene containing polymers, the second component being present in an amount by weight of the film from about 99% to about 40%, the second component having a second melting point temperature determined by DSC; and the film being capable of withstanding steam sterilization at a temperature from about 100° C. to about 130° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Publication date: October 9, 2008
    Applicants: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Lecon Woo, Tahua Yang, Michael T.K. Ling, Craig Sandford
  • Patent number: D818587
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: AbbeVie Inc.
    Inventors: Sherwin Shang, Eduard Tsvirko, Edwin Chim, Shubha Chethan Somashekar, Esra Ozdaryal, Joseph F. Julian, Chuan Li