Patents by Inventor Stephen Bollish

Stephen Bollish 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: 10456523
    Abstract: An infusion device providing an in-progress infusion of at least one of a drug or a fluid consistent with one or more parameters of a first care area in a hospital can be transitioned to a second care area of the hospital. Details of the in-progress infusion can be compared against one or more second parameters defined for the second care area, and a compatibility determination can be made between the in-progress infusion and the one or more second parameters defined for the seconds care area. A handling mode of the in-progress infusion in the second care area can be selected based on the compatibility determination, and the in-progress infusion can be resolved consistent with the selected handling mode. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Borges, Jeffrey L. Gaetano, Eugene Arthur Rozell, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20190038834
    Abstract: The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Jesse Guerra, Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 10022495
    Abstract: The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Jesse Guerra, Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 9931463
    Abstract: Infusion channel identifiers are generated and used that identify infusion channels transporting medication from an infusion pump to a patient. The infusion pump includes a user interface device, a controller, and at least one infusion device. At a first user interface of the user interface device, data associated with an infusion channel is received. Based on the data, the controller generates an infusion channel identifier identifying the infusion channel. On the first user interface, the infusion channel identifier is displayed. At a second user interface of the user interface device, the infusion channel identifier, a beginning time of a desired provision of the medication to the patient, and a time duration of the desired provision is received. The controller actuates the infusion device and the infusion channel at the beginning time for the time duration. The infusion device delivers, via the infusion channel, the medication to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 9415175
    Abstract: A patient care system is configured for infusing fluid to a patient. The system includes a plurality of fluid infusion pumps, each of which is connected to a respective fluid supply for pumping the contents of a fluid supply to a patient via fluid supply lines. The system includes a pressure sensor downstream of the fluid infusion pumps for determining if a particular fluid is connected to a designated infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Vanderveen, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20160166767
    Abstract: The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Jesse Guerra, Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 9272087
    Abstract: The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Jesse Guerra, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20160038674
    Abstract: The current subject matter describes a delivery of medication to a patient based on a scan of a medication container by a scanner implemented on an infusion system. The medication can include oral medications, injection medications, patches, and/or medication drops. The scanner can scan a machine-readable representation (for example, a barcode) on the medication container to obtain recommended delivery data. A user interface device of the infusion system can display the recommended delivery data on a graphical user interface. Based on the recommended delivery data and based on a patient diagnosis by a clinician, the clinician can determine actual delivery data. Based on the determined actual delivery data, the medication can be delivered to the patient via a non-infusion channel. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Jill S. Vavala, Thomas Steinhauer, Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 9192721
    Abstract: The current subject matter describes a delivery of medication to a patient based on a scan of a medication container by a scanner implemented on an infusion system. The medication can include oral medications, injection medications, patches, and/or medication drops. The scanner can scan a machine-readable representation (for example, a barcode) on the medication container to obtain recommended delivery data. A user interface device of the infusion system can display the recommended delivery data on a graphical user interface. Based on the recommended delivery data and based on a patient diagnosis by a clinician, the clinician can determine actual delivery data. Based on the determined actual delivery data, the medication can be delivered to the patient via a non-infusion channel. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Jill S. Vavala, Thomas Steinhauer, Stephen Bollish
  • Patent number: 8998100
    Abstract: A system and a method are configured to program, track and/or monitor infusion data (such as proper medication, dosage information, drug identification, patient identification, and/or other information believed to be relevant) for a drug infusion system. An electronic data tag, such as a radio frequency identification device (“RFID”) tag, may be coupled to one or more components of the infusion system, such as a medication container or infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Stephen Bollish, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Publication number: 20150054651
    Abstract: Systems and methods are adapted for ensuring that the sound level of an audible signal, or audio alert, generated by a bedside medical device is appropriate to a hospital environment in which the device is operating. The disclosed systems and methods increase the likelihood that a device annunciates alerts at an audio level that is perceivable by a clinician while minimizing the nuisance to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Gregory Borges, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20150041531
    Abstract: The current subject matter describes a delivery of medication to a patient based on a scan of a medication container by a scanner implemented on an infusion system. The medication can include oral medications, injection medications, patches, and/or medication drops. The scanner can scan a machine-readable representation (for example, a barcode) on the medication container to obtain recommended delivery data. A user interface device of the infusion system can display the recommended delivery data on a graphical user interface. Based on the recommended delivery data and based on a patient diagnosis by a clinician, the clinician can determine actual delivery data. Based on the determined actual delivery data, the medication can be delivered to the patient via a non-infusion channel. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Jill S. Vavala, Thomas Steinhauer, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20150001285
    Abstract: A system and a method are configured to program, track and/or monitor infusion data (such as proper medication, dosage information, drug identification, patient identification, and/or other information believed to be relevant) for a drug infusion system. An electronic data tag, such as a radio frequency identification device (“RFID”) tag, may be coupled to one or more components of the infusion system, such as a medication container or infusion set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Stephen Bollish, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Publication number: 20150005732
    Abstract: The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Jesse Guerra, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20140330241
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to a provision of rapid access to one or more medications relevant for treating a patient-related code event of a patient. A user interface device can concurrently display medications available in a hospital and a code medications button. When the user interface device receives a clinician-generated input characterizing a selection/click of the code medications button, the user interface device can display a set of medications generally used to treat the patient-related code event, such as cardiac arrest. Related apparatus, methods, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Bollish, Jeffrey L. Gaetano
  • Publication number: 20140276575
    Abstract: A patient care system is configured for infusing fluid to a patient. The system includes a plurality of fluid infusion pumps, each of which is connected to a respective fluid supply for pumping the contents of a fluid supply to a patient via fluid supply lines. The system includes a pressure sensor downstream of the fluid infusion pumps for determining if a particular fluid is connected to a designated infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Vanderveen, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20140278458
    Abstract: An infusion device providing an in-progress infusion of at least one of a drug or a fluid consistent with one or more parameters of a first care area in a hospital can be transitioned to a second care area of the hospital. Details of the in-progress infusion can be compared against one or more second parameters defined for the second care area, and a compatibility determination can be made between the in-progress infusion and the one or more second parameters defined for the seconds care area. A handling mode of the in-progress infusion in the second care area can be selected based on the compatibility determination, and the in-progress infusion can be resolved consistent with the selected handling mode. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Borges, Jeffrey L. Gaetano, Eugene Arthur Rozell, Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20140276565
    Abstract: The current subject matter describes generation and use of infusion channel identifiers that identify infusion channels transporting medication from an infusion pump to a patient. The infusion pump includes a user interface device, a controller, and at least one infusion device. At a first user interface of the user interface device, data associated with an infusion channel is received. Based on the data, the controller generates an infusion channel identifier identifying the infusion channel. On the first user interface, the infusion channel identifier is displayed. At a second user interface of the user interface device, the infusion channel identifier, a beginning time of a desired provision of the medication to the patient, and a time duration of the desired provision is received. The controller actuates the infusion device and the infusion channel at the beginning time for the time duration. The infusion device delivers, via the infusion channel, the medication to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Bollish
  • Publication number: 20140276548
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein relates to controlling and automating a delivery of one or boluses of a fluid medication to a patient. A user interface can display lists of parameters, such as a list of types of fluid in the fluid medication, a list of modes for delivery of the one or more boluses, a list of flow rates of each bolus delivery, a list of durations corresponding to each bolus, a list of initiation times of each bolus, and a list of initiation events for each bolus. In response, a clinician can select and/or specify parameters for the one or more boluses. Subsequently, the infusion device can deliver the one or more boluses based on the selected or specified parameters. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Bollish, Jesse J. Guerra
  • Patent number: 7871394
    Abstract: In a patient controlled analgesia (PCA) system, physiological data is processed and alarms are provided by the controller of the physiological module sensing the data according to a first rule. The physiological data is also processed by a second, separate controller according to a second rule independent from the first controller. According to the second rule, the physiological data may be filtered, processed with physiological data and non-physiological data obtained from another source, such as a remote server, and the PCA delivery device controlled to prevent delivery of medication accordingly. The provided system of multiple processors and rules enables normal alarming by physiological sensor modules while the pausing or prevention of the PCA delivery is controlled by a separate controller. Through this means, not only are false pauses and alarms for PCA delivery reduced, but the normal alarms of the monitors are permitted to function normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Halbert, Robert D. Butterfield, Monte K. Fisher, Stephen Bollish