Patents by Inventor Timothy W. Vanderveen

Timothy W. Vanderveen 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: 10275571
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating and validating patient information including medication delivery information in a care-giving facility is provided. A medical transaction carrier is used to communicate information regarding medication delivery and other patient information between a control system in communication with the care-giving facility's other information systems and a patient specific asset such as an infusion pump. All information carried by the medical transaction carrier is validated both at the patient specific asset and at the control system. This validation allows for positive control of all transactions even if a medical transaction carrier is lost. The medical transaction carrier may be a smartcard, a FDA such as a Palm™ Pilot, laptop computer, pager, mobile phone, or other device capable of storing and communicating information. The system may use either wired or wireless connections to communicate information between the components of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon J. Coffman, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Bradford A. Lee, David L. Schlotterbeck
  • Publication number: 20180365386
    Abstract: A system may include a data processor and a memory storing instructions. The instructions may result in operations when executed by the data processor. The operations may include determining, based on location data from a positioning system, a presence of a cartridge at a location. The cartridge may include a substance. A quantity of the substance may be determined based on content data from a content meter at the location. Diversion of the substance may be detected based on the cartridge being present at the location and/or the quantity of the substance. Related methods and articles of manufacture, including apparatuses and computer program products, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180272061
    Abstract: Pending medication orders are presented on the controller of an infusion pump to which a patient has been identified. All pending medication orders are displayed on the screen of the controller and any may be selected by the clinician. Selecting a pending order at the controller that involves an infusion to the patient also results in automatic programming of the infusion pump in accordance with that order. Selection of an oral medication at the controller results, as does selection of any other order, in notification to the healthcare facility server that the order is being administered. Such notification resolves open controlled item transactions as well as provides information that may be relevant to a patient's EMAR. Selection of a pending order may occur manually or automatically through identification of a medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Richard M. BATCH, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN
  • Patent number: 10064579
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9981085
    Abstract: Pending medication orders are presented on the controller of an infusion pump to which a patient has been identified. All pending medication orders are displayed on the screen of the controller and any may be selected by the clinician. Selecting a pending order at the controller that involves an infusion to the patient also results in automatic programming of the infusion pump in accordance with that order. Selection of an oral medication at the controller results, as does selection of any other order, in notification to the healthcare facility server that the order is being administered. Such notification resolves open controlled item transactions as well as provides information that may be relevant to a patient's EMAR. Selection of a pending order may occur manually or automatically through identification of a medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CAREFUSION, 303, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Batch, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Publication number: 20180099089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the position of a fluid within a fluid source and infusion line coupled to an infusion flow control device are described herein. An exemplary system and method includes sampling fluid pressure upstream of an infusion pump, and calculating fluid pressure slope profiles. By sampling fluid pressure upstream of an infusion pump at discrete intervals and monitoring fluid pressure slope profiles, conditions of fluid flow, including unintentional fluid flow through an infusion line or a defective check valve in an infusion line, are detected, and fluid flow through an infusion pump is controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Robert Dwaine BUTTERFIELD
  • Publication number: 20170372245
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating safe use of a medical item are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first identifier for a medical entity located in an institution. The medical entity includes at least one of a patient, medical device, medical location, or medical item. The method also includes receiving a second identifier for a first course of action associated with the medical entity. The method further includes generating, based on a history of the medical entity and the first course of action associated with the medical entity, a second course of action for the medical entity, and providing a notification to a device indicating the second course of action. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Vikas GUPTA, Scott Loebig, Federico Garibaldi, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 9741001
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating safe use of a medical item are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first identifier for a medical entity located in an institution. The medical entity includes at least one of a patient, medical device, medical location, or medical item. The method also includes receiving a second identifier for a first course of action associated with the medical entity. The method further includes generating, based on a history of the medical entity and the first course of action associated with the medical entity, a second course of action for the medical entity, and providing a notification to a device indicating the second course of action. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Scott Loebig, Federico Garibaldi, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 9600633
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating and validating patient information including medication delivery information in a care-giving facility is provided. A medical transaction carrier is used to communicate information regarding medication delivery and other patient information between a control system in communication with the care-giving facility's other information systems and a patient specific asset such as an infusion pump. All information carried by the medical transaction carrier is validated both at the patient specific asset and at the control system. This validation allows for positive control of all transactions even if a medical transaction carrier is lost. The medical transaction carrier may be a smartcard, a PDA such as a Palm™ Pilot, laptop computer, pager, mobile phone, or other device capable of storing and communicating information. The system may use either wired or wireless connections to communicate information between the components of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon J. Coffman, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Bradford A. Lee, David L. Schlotterbeck
  • Patent number: 9427520
    Abstract: Pending medication orders are presented on the controller of an infusion pump to which a patient has been identified. All pending medication orders are displayed on the screen of the controller and any may be selected by the clinician. Selecting a pending order at the controller that involves an infusion to the patient also results in automatic programming of the infusion pump in accordance with that order. Selection of an oral medication at the controller results, as does selection of any other order, in notification to the healthcare facility server that the order is being administered. Such notification resolves open controlled item transactions as well as provides information that may be relevant to a patient's EMAR. Selection of a pending order may occur manually or automatically through identification of a medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Batch, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Publication number: 20160151015
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventors: Joseph CONDURSO, Cynthia YAMAGA, Robert BUTTERFIELD, Simon MORLING, Clifton PAIT, Patricia WEST, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN, Richard CRASS
  • Publication number: 20160140315
    Abstract: Methods for managing preparation, delivery, and recycling of a medication for a patient are provided. In one aspect, a method includes interfacing with a medication preparation component, an inventory management component, a delivery management component, and a medication recycling management component. The medication preparation component fulfills a plurality of medication orders based on a first set of parameters. The medication preparation component cannot interface directly with the parameters for the other components. The method includes providing the medication preparation component the first set of parameters based on the parameters for the other components. In another aspect, a method includes receiving a plurality of medication orders, providing preparation instructions when a medication order cannot be fulfilled by unused medications, providing delivery instructions for the medications, and receiving delivery verifications. Machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: Nivaldo DIAZ, Guy ELDREDGE, Thomas William UTECH, Maria Consolacion JASKELA, William Lee WEBSTER, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN
  • Patent number: 9307907
    Abstract: A system and method of managing therapy provided to patients in an institution. The system monitors all aspects of the medication delivery to a patient, as well as other information related to the patient, such as values of vital signs, laboratory results and patient factors such as history, diagnosis, allergies and the like. The system includes one or more databases of information, including institutionally developed rules, guidelines and protocol representing the best medical practices of the institution. The system provides alerts and/or recommendations based on the application of the rules to the information being monitored, and alerts care givers accordingly, providing for dynamic adjustment of the patient's therapy. The system also monitors the status of the alerts, and if no action is taken in a selected period of time, may escalate the priority of the alert and/or halt the delivery of medication to the patient until the alert is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: CareFusion 303,Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Condurso, Cynthia Yamaga, Robert Butterfield, Simon Morling, Clifton Pait, Patricia West, Timothy W. Vanderveen, Richard Crass
  • Publication number: 20160000997
    Abstract: Pending medication orders are presented on the controller of an infusion pump to which a patient has been identified. All pending medication orders are displayed on the screen of the controller and any may be selected by the clinician. Selecting a pending order at the controller that involves an infusion to the patient also results in automatic programming of the infusion pump in accordance with that order. Selection of an oral medication at the controller results, as does selection of any other order, in notification to the healthcare facility server that the order is being administered. Such notification resolves open controlled item transactions as well as provides information that may be relevant to a patient's EMAR. Selection of a pending order may occur manually or automatically through identification of a medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Inventors: Richard M. BATCH, Timothy W. VANDERVEEN
  • 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: 9039656
    Abstract: A system and method determine when fluid is not flowing properly from a secondary infusion source during a secondary infusion. The system includes an upstream pressure sensor and a processor programmed to receive signals from the sensor and analyze the signals to determine if secondary fluid flow is proper. The processor samples the output signals from the upstream pressure sensor and analyzes the sampled signals to determine if a pressure rise in the infusion line has occurred when the secondary infusion is initiated. If a pressure rise, indicating that fluid from the secondary container has begun flowing into the infusion line, has not been detected, the processor is programmed to provide a signal indicating that attention should be given to the infusion set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Vanderveen, Robert D. Butterfield
  • 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