Patents by Inventor Timothy L. Ruchti

Timothy L. Ruchti 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: 20220023535
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient. The system includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule based application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. A system monitor is also in communication with the controller to monitor system, remote system, and network activity and conditions. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Publication number: 20210375421
    Abstract: An infusion pump automation system and method includes an infusion pump, an infusion pump and a remote processor. The remote processor is remote to the infusion pump and includes a controller interface and a controller, such that the controller bidirectionally communicates with the infusion pump, determines a current infusion state of the infusion pump and a current infusion pump user interface state and accepts a command to change the infusion state of the infusion pump from an external server. The controller determines if the command is consistent with the current infusion state of the infusion pump and the current infusion pump user interface state, executes the command if the command is able to be successfully executed, and confirms that the command is successfully executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy L. RUCHTI, Harsh DHARWAD, Lynn D. NEUHARDT, Aaron P. PEREZ
  • Publication number: 20210316072
    Abstract: A system and method to configure a rule set used in connection with a medical monitoring system for monitoring patients and patient care equipment, especially medication delivery pumps, based on a variety of conditions and parameters associated with monitored biometric information and equipment information and for providing user-defined responses to those conditions and parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Steven R. Wehba, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Publication number: 20210295263
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for a graphical interface including a graphical representation of medical data. The graphical interface platform may receive medical data and provide medical safety reporting capabilities including reporting of history data and real-time visual monitoring data. The graphical interface platform may be configured to identify potential problems and corrections to medical devices in operation while a reporting cycle is underway through visual representation of performance metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Inventors: James A. Hume, Robert Mayer, Devy Amy Lee, Gabriele Christensen, Candida Arvelo, Timothy L. Ruchti, Tamas Ban, Mohammad M. Khair, Nancy G. Hedlund
  • Publication number: 20210260283
    Abstract: An infusion system for being operatively connected to a fluid delivery line and to an infusion container includes a pump, a plurality of different types of sensors connected to the pump or the fluid delivery line, at least one processor, and a memory. The plurality of different types of sensors are configured to indicate whether air is in the fluid delivery line. The memory includes programming code for execution by the at least one processor. The programming code is configured to, based on measurements taken by the plurality of different types of sensors, determine: whether there is air in the fluid delivery line; whether there is a partial occlusion or a total occlusion in the fluid delivery line; or a percentage of the air present in the fluid delivery line or the probability of the air being in the fluid delivery line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventors: Meriyan ORUKLU, Timothy L. RUCHTI, Paul T. KOTNIK, Anatoly S. BELKIN, Brian G. MARKEY
  • Patent number: 11090431
    Abstract: To detect air in a fluid delivery line of an infusion system, infusion fluid is pumped through a fluid delivery line adjacent to at least one sensor. A signal is transmitted and received using the at least one sensor into and from the fluid delivery line. The at least one sensor is operated, using at least one processor, at a modified frequency which is different than a resonant frequency of the at least one sensor to reduce an amplitude of an output of the signal transmitted from the at least one sensor to a level which is lower than a saturation level of the analog-to-digital converter to avoid over-saturating the analog-to-digital converter. The signal received by the at least one sensor is converted from analog to digital using an analog-to-digital converter. The at least one processor determines whether air is in the fluid delivery line based on the converted digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hicks Dumas, III, Paul T. Kotnik, Kunal Sur, Anatoly S. Belkin, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Patent number: 11052193
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient. The system includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule based application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. A system monitor is also in communication with the controller to monitor system, remote system, and network activity and conditions. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical Inc.
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Patent number: 11037668
    Abstract: An infusion pump automation system and method includes an infusion pump, an infusion pump and a remote processor. The remote processor is remote to the infusion pump and includes a controller interface and a controller, such that the controller bidirectionally communicates with the infusion pump, determines a current infusion state of the infusion pump and a current infusion pump user interface state and accepts a command to change the infusion state of the infusion pump from an external server. The controller determines if the command is consistent with the current infusion state of the infusion pump and the current infusion pump user interface state, executes the command if the command is able to be successfully executed, and confirms that the command is successfully executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ruchti, Harsh Dharwad, Lynn D. Neuhardt, Aaron P. Perez
  • Patent number: 11013861
    Abstract: A system and method to configure a rule set used in connection with a medical monitoring system for monitoring patients and patient care equipment, especially medication delivery pumps, based on a variety of conditions and parameters associated with monitored biometric information and equipment information and for providing user-defined responses to those conditions and parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Wehba, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Patent number: 11004035
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for a graphical interface including a graphical representation of medical data. The graphical interface platform may receive medical data and provide medical safety reporting capabilities including reporting of history data and real-time visual monitoring data. The graphical interface platform may be configured to identify potential problems and corrections to medical devices in operation while a reporting cycle is underway through visual representation of performance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Hume, Robert Mayer, Devy Amy Lee, Gabriele Christensen, Candida Arvelo, Timothy L. Ruchti, Tamas Ban, Mohammad M. Khair, Nancy G. Hedlund
  • Publication number: 20210085870
    Abstract: In example methods and systems described, insulin therapy for a patient can be determined. At least one of a short-acting subcutaneous insulin dosage recommendation, a correction subcutaneous insulin dosage recommendation, an intravenous insulin dosage recommendation, a recommended amount of carbohydrates to be administered to the patient, or combinations thereof, can be determined. In addition, information indicating a confirmation of a nutrition intake for the patient, and a long-acting insulin-on-board for the patient can be received, and based on this information, a required long-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage for the patient can be determined. The short-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage recommendation can be adjusted based, at least in part, on a difference between the long-acting insulin-on-board and the required long-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: MONARCH MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: TIMOTHY L. RUCHTI, WILLIAM PATRICK BURGESS, JOHN DUMAS, III, RONALD LISIECKI, CAROL DIAN MARTIN, LAURA SANTANA, JOHN HARRISON THORNLEY, JOANNE MARIE WATT
  • Patent number: 10874793
    Abstract: An infusion system for being operatively connected to a fluid delivery line and to an infusion container includes a pump, a plurality of different types of sensors connected to the pump or the fluid delivery line, at least one processor, and a memory. The plurality of different types of sensors are configured to indicate whether air is in the fluid delivery line. The memory includes programming code for execution by the at least one processor. The programming code is configured to, based on measurements taken by the plurality of different types of sensors, determine: whether there is air in the fluid delivery line; whether there is a partial occlusion or a total occlusion in the fluid delivery line; or a percentage of the air present in the fluid delivery line or the probability of the air being in the fluid delivery line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Meriyan Oruklu, Timothy L. Ruchti, Paul T. Kotnik, Anatoly S. Belkin, Brian G. Markey
  • Patent number: 10842935
    Abstract: In example methods and systems described, insulin therapy for a patient can be determined. At least one of a short-acting subcutaneous insulin dosage recommendation, a correction subcutaneous insulin dosage recommendation, an intravenous insulin dosage recommendation, a recommended amount of carbohydrates to be administered to the patient, or combinations thereof, can be determined. In addition, information indicating a confirmation of a nutrition intake for the patient, and a long-acting insulin-on-board for the patient can be received, and based on this information, a required long-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage for the patient can be determined. The short-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage recommendation can be adjusted based, at least in part, on a difference between the long-acting insulin-on-board and the required long-acting subcutaneous or intravenous insulin dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Monarch Medical Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ruchti, William Patrick Burgess, John Dumas, III, Ronald Lisiecki, Carol Dian Martin, Laura Santana, John Harrison Thornley, Joanne Marie Watt
  • Publication number: 20200330685
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient. The system includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule based application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. A system monitor is also in communication with the controller to monitor system, remote system, and network activity and conditions. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Publication number: 20200282137
    Abstract: To detect air in a fluid delivery line of an infusion system, infusion fluid is pumped through a fluid delivery line adjacent to at least one sensor. A signal is transmitted and received using the at least one sensor into and from the fluid delivery line. The at least one sensor is operated, using at least one processor, at a modified frequency which is different than a resonant frequency of the at least one sensor to reduce an amplitude of an output of the signal transmitted from the at least one sensor to a level which is lower than a saturation level of the analog-to-digital converter to avoid over-saturating the analog-to-digital converter. The signal received by the at least one sensor is converted from analog to digital using an analog-to-digital converter. The at least one processor determines whether air is in the fluid delivery line based on the converted digital signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: John Hicks Dumas, III, Paul T. Kotnik, Kunal Sur, Anatoly S. Belkin, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Publication number: 20200271499
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for detecting air in a chamber of an infusion system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a determination is made that air is contained in the chamber on the basis of a change in the average force exerted against the plunger utilizing a derivative spike for event detection and a systematic reduction in the average force to confirm the nature of the change. In another embodiment, a determination is made that the chamber contains air when a difference between the current force profile and a baseline force profile crosses a threshold. In an additional embodiment, a force profile is classified as being an air force profile or a liquid force profile based on extracted features of the force profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ruchti, Brian G. Markey, Anatoly S. Belkin, Paul T. Kotnik, Mohammad M. Khair
  • Patent number: 10646651
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient. The system includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule based application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. A system monitor is also in communication with the controller to monitor system, remote system, and network activity and conditions. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Patent number: 10596316
    Abstract: To detect air in a fluid delivery line of an infusion system, infusion fluid is pumped through a fluid delivery line adjacent to at least one sensor. A signal is transmitted and received using the at least one sensor into and from the fluid delivery line. The at least one sensor is operated, using at least one processor, at a modified frequency which is different than a resonant frequency of the at least one sensor to reduce an amplitude of an output of the signal transmitted from the at least one sensor to a level which is lower than a saturation level of the analog-to-digital converter to avoid over-saturating the analog-to-digital converter. The signal received by the at least one sensor is converted from analog to digital using an analog-to-digital converter. The at least one processor determines whether air is in the fluid delivery line based on the converted digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hicks Dumas, III, Paul T. Kotnik, Kunal Sur, Anatoly S. Belkin, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Publication number: 20200090122
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for a graphical interface including a graphical representation of medical data. The graphical interface platform may receive medical data and provide medical safety reporting capabilities including reporting of history data and real-time visual monitoring data. The graphical interface platform may be configured to identify potential problems and corrections to medical devices in operation while a reporting cycle is underway through visual representation of performance metrics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: James A. Hume, Robert Mayer, Devy Amy Lee, Gabriele Christensen, Candida Arvelo, Timothy L. Ruchti, Tamas Ban, Mohammad M. Khair, Nancy G. Hedlund
  • Patent number: 10578474
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for detecting air in a chamber of an infusion system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a determination is made that air is contained in the chamber on the basis of a change in the average force exerted against the plunger utilizing a derivative spike for event detection and a systematic reduction in the average force to confirm the nature of the change. In another embodiment, a determination is made that the chamber contains air when a difference between the current force profile and a baseline force profile crosses a threshold. In an additional embodiment, a force profile is classified as being an air force profile or a liquid force profile based on extracted features of the force profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy L. Ruchti, Brian G. Markey, Anatoly S. Belkin, Paul T. Kotnik, Mohammad M. Khair