Patents by Inventor Stephen J. Bollish

Stephen J. 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).

  • Publication number: 20180326146
    Abstract: Systems for use with a medical device for reducing medication errors are provided. In one aspect, a system includes a medical device that is configurable with operating limit parameters for providing medication to a patient, and a limiting system. The limiting system includes a memory that includes patient-specific information for the patient and a database includes acceptable operating parameters for providing the medication to the patient using the medical device, and a processor. The processor is configured to compare the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information, and provide a modification of the operating limit parameters for providing the medication to the patient based on the comparison of the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Vikas GUPTA, Stephen J. BOLLISH, Gail BERGLUND, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Alan DAVISON, Donald HALBERT, Jesse J. GUERRA
  • Patent number: 10029047
    Abstract: Systems for use with a medical device for reducing medication errors are provided. In one aspect, a system includes a medical device that is configurable with operating limit parameters for providing medication to a patient, and a limiting system. The limiting system includes a memory that includes patient-specific information for the patient and a database includes acceptable operating parameters for providing the medication to the patient using the medical device, and a processor. The processor is configured to compare the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information, and provide a modification of the operating limit parameters for providing the medication to the patient based on the comparison of the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Stephen J. Bollish, Gail Berglund, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Alan Davison, Donald Halbert, Jesse J. Guerra
  • Publication number: 20170189667
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for intermittent microinfusion. A system may include a pump and an IV set that includes a y-port valve disposed below a pump interface portion of the IV tubing. The y-port valve may include an internal valve member that allows fluid to flow from the pump to a patient when no syringe is attached to the y-port. The internal valve member may be moved by the attachment of a syringe containing the medication to be infused to the y-port such that the fluid pathway from the pump to the patient is blocked and fluid from the syringe can be injected into the IV tubing between the y-port valve and the pump. The pump may retrograde pump the medication into the tubing via the y-port valve and then forward pump the medication to the patient when the syringe is removed from the y-port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 6, 2017
    Inventors: Robert VASKO, Stephen J. BOLLISH, Lawrence FARHAT, Daniel ABAL, Robert Dwaine BUTTERFIELD
  • Publication number: 20150250948
    Abstract: Systems for use with a medical device for reducing medication errors are provided. In one aspect, a system includes a medical device that is configurable with operating limit parameters for providing medication to a patient, and a limiting system. The limiting system includes a memory that includes patient-specific information for the patient and a database includes acceptable operating parameters for providing the medication to the patient using the medical device, and a processor. The processor is configured to compare the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information, and provide a modification of the operating limit parameters for providing the medication to the patient based on the comparison of the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Vikas GUPTA, Stephen J. BOLLISH, Gail BERGLUND, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Alan DAVISON, Donald HALBERT, Jesse J. GUERRA
  • Patent number: 9069887
    Abstract: Systems for use with a medical device for reducing medication errors are provided. In one aspect, a system includes a medical device that is configurable with operating limit parameters for providing medication to a patient, and a limiting system. The limiting system includes a memory that includes patient-specific information for the patient and a database includes acceptable operating parameters for providing the medication to the patient using the medical device, and a processor. The processor is configured to compare the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information, and provide a modification of the operating limit parameters for providing the medication to the patient based on the comparison of the acceptable operating parameters with the patient-specific information. Methods and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Stephen J. Bollish, Gail Berglund, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Alan Davison, Donald Halbert, Jesse J. Guerra
  • Patent number: 5957885
    Abstract: A patient care system comprising an interface unit, a Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) unit, and a pulse oximetry unit is disclosed. The PCA unit provides PCA administration, including administration of a dose of analgesic upon request, and the pulse oximetry unit provides constant monitoring of the patient's blood oxygen saturation level and pulse rate. The interface unit provides for communication between and control of the PCA unit and the pulse oximetry unit, and further provides an interface between the user and the system. When the pulse oximetry unit indicates to the interface unit that the patient's blood oxygen saturation level and pulse rate has reached a user-specified minimum, the interface unit initiates visual and audio alarms and controls the PCA unit by shutting off the PCA unit. The interface unit also contains communication ports, which the interface unit can use to send signals to external devices, such as to alert alerts medical personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Alaris Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bollish, Robert J. Duffy
  • Patent number: 5713856
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention, a modular patient care system provides patient monitoring and the supply of therapeutic requirements. Specifically, the system is comprised of an interface unit and a plurality of patient functional units. The interface unit provides an interface between the user and the system, and may be configured and adapted to provide different levels of functionality. Interface units with different levels of functionality may be interchanged so as to provide greater flexibility, safety, and cost effectiveness. Each interface unit contains interface ports for the transfer of information such as drug libraries, system configuration values, and event history. The functional units are internally programmed and controlled so as to provide a high level of system modularity, and require only power and interfacing functionality from the interface unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: Alaris Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip N. Eggers, Jeffery D. Schipper, Robert J. Duffy, Stephen J. Bollish, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Derek K. Evans, Richard B. Kelsky
  • Patent number: 5219330
    Abstract: An apparatus for infusing TPN fluids to a patient includes a source of fluid, a pump for infusing fluid from the source to the patient, and a computer for controlling the operation of the pump. During the operation of the apparatus the infusion rate of the pump is varied according to an infusion regimen that is based on the volume of fluid to be infused and the time during which the fluid is to be infused. This regimen is characterized by a trifurcated ramp up region having interrelated incremental rates of infusion which transition the pump from a zero rate of infusion to a steady state rate of infusion. The infusion regimen is also characterized by a period of steady state infusion which follows the ramp up region, and a ramp down region in which the infusion rate is decremented from the steady state rate based on the remaining volume of fluid to be infused to the patient and the remaining time for infusing this remaining volume of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: IMED Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen J. Bollish, Robert A. Bramble, Eric L. Firing
  • Patent number: 4767399
    Abstract: A system for withdrawing a predetermined volume of fluid from a patient comprises a filter assembly which is connected in line for fluid communication between an artery and a vein of the patient. A pump having a fluid chamber is connected in fluid communication with a filtrate port of the filter. Operation of the pump causes the withdrawal of fluid from the filter and into the pump chamber at a preselected volumetric rate. Periodically, the pump is cycled to expel the withdrawn fluid from the pump chamber. The system further comprises a fluid collection device for collecting the expelled fluids and may include means for replenishing fluids to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Assignee: Fisher Scientific Group Inc. dba IMED Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen J. Bollish