Patents by Inventor Tuan Bui

Tuan Bui 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: 20050277873
    Abstract: A medical delivery system (10) is provided for delivering a medicament (17) or fluid (17) to a patient. The system comprises a disposable element such as a line set (14) associated with a container (16) containing the fluid (17), an identifier (18) associated with the line set (14) and having identification information associated therewith, and a delivery device (12) configured to engage the line set (14) and deliver the fluid (17) to the patient. The delivery device (12) includes a recognition system (20) that is capable of obtaining the identification information associated with the identifier (18). The identification information may include information regarding the identification of the fluid (17), a type of line set (14), or a type of administration associated with the line set (14). The device (12) can be capable of configuration based on the identification information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2004
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Janice Stewart, Randolph Meinzer, Debra Bello, Janet Mullan, Alan Brundle, James Jacobson, Tuan Bui, Qui Chau
  • Publication number: 20050182355
    Abstract: A medical treatment administration system for delivering a medical treatment to a patient. The system has a medical device, an electronic processor coupled to the medical device, and a sensor coupled to the processor. The sensor receives one or more signals which it transfers to the processor. The signals can be derived from the patient's physiological condition and/or the environment of the patient. The processor receives the signals and performs a calculation of the signal. Based on the result of the calculation, the processor regulates the distribution of medical treatment to the patient over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Publication date: August 18, 2005
    Inventor: Tuan Bui
  • Publication number: 20050055242
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for a remote multi-purpose user interface for medical devices and systems within a healthcare/medication delivery system and/or medication information technology system. The multi-purpose user interface has a housing, a processor, a memory, a communications interface for providing communication between the user interface and a medical device/controller and for providing communications between the user interface and a first central computer, and a display for displaying a medical prompt and for displaying medical information received from the first central computer. A system and method is also disclosed for medical data tracking, analyzing and reporting within a healthcare system. The system can further integrate vital signs and infusion pump monitoring and reporting, and allow for enhanced provision of medical care through interface screens which combine this functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2004
    Publication date: March 10, 2005
    Inventors: Bryan Bello, Debra Bello, Barbara Browne, Julianne Brushey, Tuan Bui, Manuel Joya, Alex Dolgovykh, Michele Kland, James Martucci, Janet Mullan, Ron Patry, Spencer Pye, Alex Reidiboim, Karen Ward, Pauline Wong
  • Patent number: 6830549
    Abstract: A patient management system includes a programmable patient monitor for monitoring and recording a plurality of physiological conditions of a patient, a plurality of physiological condition sensors and a communications unit. The plurality of patient monitoring sensors are electrically coupled to the programmable patient monitor. Each sensor detects a particular physiological condition of the patient, such as core temperature, ECG electrodes for providing an electrocardiogram and blood oximetry sensors. The patient monitor is small and compact and easily worn by the patient during his normal at home activities. To provide communication with a caregiver via a remote controller at the caregiver's location, a communications unit is disposed in the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Emil S. Macha, Shan Padda, Arthur Schulze, Thomas Cooper, Clint Deckert, Doron Levitas
  • Publication number: 20040193325
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for preventing delivery of a nontherapeutic dose of medication to a patient and/or preventing medications from being administered to the patient that causes documented allergic or drug sensitivity reactions to the patient. The networked medication delivery system [20] includes an infusion device [22] programmable by the user with instructions for administering the medication, and a computing device [26] for determining whether the programmed data would yield a clinically acceptable dose or the medication is in the list of documented medication that would cause an allergic or drug sensitivity reaction to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Inventors: David Bonderud, Tuan Bui
  • Publication number: 20040158193
    Abstract: A programmable medical device, such as an infusion pump, is programmed or configured to display, or make, as active, only those keys which can provide valid input during each particular programming or operational step. Similarly, a remote controller for controlling a programmable medical device is programmed or configured to display, or make, as active, only those keys which can provide valid input during each particular programming or operational step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 1999
    Publication date: August 12, 2004
    Applicant: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Doron Levitas
  • Publication number: 20040153344
    Abstract: A system and method for creating and updating a mobile medical record are provided. The system and method include a radio frequency identification tag storing medical record data such as patient data. A handheld computing device downloads a medical care plan from a record database via a communication network. The handheld computing device is equipped with a radio frequency identification interrogator that is capable of reading data from and writing data to the radio frequency identification tag. Thus, the handheld computing device is capable of creating and updating a medical record stored on the radio frequency identification tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, E. Jane Wilson, Tom Dudar, Peter Tomicki, Randolph Meinzer, Martin Monaghan, Kurt Attermeier, Janet Mullan, James Martucci
  • Publication number: 20040104271
    Abstract: A medication delivery system (20) having features of the present invention comprises a medical container (26) holding a prescribed medication (27) to be delivered to a patient, a tag 24 adapted to be worn by the patient, a handheld computing device (22), and an electronic medication delivery device (30). Data on the medication (27) is contained in a first label (28) on the medication container (27). The first label (28) also contains the instruction on how the medication is delivered to the patient, including the appropriate settings for an electronic medication delivery device for delivering the medication to the patient. Patient data is contained in a second label (29) on the tag (24) worn by the patient. The medication data, medication delivery instruction, and patient data are provided in machine readable formats. The handheld computing device (22) reads the medication data and the medication delivery instruction on the medication container (26) and the patient data on the patient tag (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventors: James Martucci, Tuan Bui, James Hitchcock, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20040073175
    Abstract: An infusion system is disclosed for delivering fluid wherein the system has a flow control element within a spike member (100). The spike member (100) is a fluid extraction spike member having a fluid passageway (110) and a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) element (108) operatively connected to the fluid extraction spike member (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: James D. Jacobson, Tuan Bui, Qui Chau, Francis C. Kowalik, Alice Jandrisits, Biren Lal, Mark Williamson
  • Patent number: 6689091
    Abstract: A medical treatment administration system 610 for delivering a medical treatment to a patient 618. The system 610 has a medical device 612 disposed in a first location, an electronic processor 628 coupled to the medical device 612, a sensor 616 coupled to the processor 628, and a remote controller 646 disposed at a second location remote from the first location. The remote controller 646 has an input device to control operation of the electronic processor 628. The sensor 616 receives one or more signals which it transfers 624 to the processor 628. The signals can be derived from the patient's physiological condition and/or the environment of the patient. The processor 628 receives the signals and performs a calculation 630 of the signal. Based on the result of the calculation, the processor 628 regulates the distribution of medical treatment to the patient 618 over a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Larry Wilson
  • Publication number: 20030236489
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system having a closed-loop control process for delivering a medical fluid to a patient. A fluid infusion system includes a pump for delivering a fluid to a patient via an administration tube. A flow sensor associated with the administration tube provides an indication of the actual flow rate of fluid in the administration tube. Such a flow sensor may comprise a positive displacement flow sensor constructed using micro-fabrication and/or micro-molding techniques. A reader reads the actual flow rate signal and provides an indication to a controller for controlling the pump. The flow rate information can also be used for providing status information, such as the existence of a blockage in the fluid delivery system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Applicant: Baxter International, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Jacobson, Tuan Bui, Stephen R. Garchow, Atif Yardimci, James S. Slepicka
  • Publication number: 20030141981
    Abstract: A system and method for operating medical devices is provided. The system and method may be used to program an infusion pump. The system may be implemented in a variety of ways including as a computer program. The system may include a first computer at a pharmacy and a second computer at a treatment location. The system sends operating parameters to the medical device after providing various checks to assure that the correct medication is being administered to the correct patient. The system may also include features for confirming the operating parameters are still valid and features for sending alarms to the treatment location if there are discrepancies between the operating parameters, medication identifiers, and/or patient identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, James Martucci, Dan Mihai
  • Publication number: 20030140928
    Abstract: A system and method for providing medical treatment, such as medication, to a patient. The administration of the medication may include the use of an infusion pump. The system may be implemented in a variety of ways including as a computer program. The computer program accessing information related to the identity of a clinician, the identity of a patient, the identity of a medical treatment, and the identity of a medical device. The computer program determines whether the medical treatment has been previously associated with the patient and whether a plurality of operating parameters for the medical device are consistent with the medical treatment. The computer program also includes logic for providing a first error signal if the medical treatment has not been previously identified with the patient; and a second error signal if the operating parameters for the medical device are not consistent with the medical treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Meetali Acharya, Gordon Wilkes, James Martucci, Eric Paul, Dan Mihai
  • Publication number: 20030135388
    Abstract: A medication delivery system (20) having features of the present invention comprises a medical container (26) holding a prescribed medication (27) to be delivered to a patient, a tag 24 adapted to be worn by the patient, a handheld computing device (22), and an electronic medication delivery device (30). Data on the medication (27) is contained in a first label (28) on the medication container (27). The first label (28) also contains the instruction on how the medication is delivered to the patient, including the appropriate settings for an electronic medication delivery device for delivering the medication to the patient. Patient data is contained in a second label (29) on the tag (24) worn by the patient. The medication data, medication delivery instruction, and patient data are provided in machine readable formats. The handheld computing device (22) reads the medication data and the medication delivery instruction on the medication container (26) and the patient data on the patient tag (24).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Inventors: James Martucci, Tuan Bui, James Hitchcock, Aleandro DiGianfilippo, Richard Pierce
  • Publication number: 20030130625
    Abstract: A medical fluid control system (10) is in the form of a medical line-set adapted to deliver a medication from a container (20) to a patient. The line-set has a tubing (12) having a MEMS element (14) attached thereto. In a preferred embodiment, the MEMS element (14) is a MEMS pump (14). The tubing (12) has a first end (16) that is connected to the container (20) and a second end (18) that is connected to the patient. The MEMS pump (14) can be controlled by an external controller (38) that is operably connected to the MEMS pump (14) to deliver medication from the container (20), through the tubing (12), and to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: James D. Jacobson, Tuan Bui, Qui Chau, Francis C. Kowalik
  • Publication number: 20030130590
    Abstract: A patient management system includes a programmable patient monitor for monitoring and recording a plurality of physiological conditions of a patient, a plurality of physiological condition sensors and a communications unit. The plurality of patient monitoring sensors are electrically coupled to the programmable patient monitor. Each sensor detects a particular physiological condition of the patient, such as core temperature, ECG electrodes for providing an electrocardiogram and blood oximetry sensors. The patient monitor is small and compact and easily worn by the patient during his normal at home activities. To provide communication with a caregiver via a remote controller at the caregiver's location, a communications unit is disposed in the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Emil S. Macha, Shan Padda, Arthur Schulze, Tommy G. Cooper, Clint Deckert, Doron Levitas
  • Publication number: 20030125662
    Abstract: A medical treatment administration system 10 for delivering a medical treatment to a patient 18. The system 10 has a medical device 12, an electronic processor 28 coupled to the medical device 12, and a sensor 16 coupled to the processor 28. The sensor 16 receives one or more signals which it transfers 24 to the processor 28. The signals can be derived from the patient's physiological condition and/or the environment of the patient. The processor 28 receives the signals and performs a calculation 30 of the signal. Based on the result of the calculation, the processor 28 regulates the distribution of medical treatment to the patient 18 over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventor: Tuan Bui
  • Patent number: 6579242
    Abstract: A patient management system includes a programmable patient monitor for monitoring and recording a plurality of physiological conditions of a patient, a plurality of physiological condition sensors and a communications unit. The plurality of patient monitoring sensors are electrically coupled to the programmable patient monitor. Each sensor detects a particular physiological condition of the patient, such as core temperature, ECG electrodes for providing an electrocardiogram and blood oximetry sensors. The patient monitor is small and compact and easily worn by the patient during his normal at home activities. To provide communication with a caregiver via a remote controller at the caregiver's location, a communications unit is disposed in the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Emil S. Macha, Shan Padda, Arthur Schulze, Thomas G. Cooper, Clint Deckert, Doron Levitas
  • Publication number: 20020143290
    Abstract: A medical treatment administration system 610 for delivering a medical treatment to a patient 618. The system 610 has a medical device 612 disposed in a first location, an electronic processor 628 coupled to the medical device 612, a sensor 616 coupled to the processor 628, and a remote controller 646 disposed at a second location remote from the first location. The remote controller 646 has an input device to control operation of the electronic processor 628. The sensor 616 receives one or more signals which it transfers 624 to the processor 628. The signals can be derived from the patient's physiological condition and/or the environment of the patient. The processor 628 receives the signals and performs a calculation 630 of the signal. Based on the result of the calculation, the processor 628 regulates the distribution of medical treatment to the patient 618 over a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Larry Wilson
  • Publication number: 20020138017
    Abstract: A patient management system includes a programmable patient monitor for monitoring and recording a plurality of physiological conditions of a patient, a plurality of physiological condition sensors and a communications unit. The plurality of patient monitoring sensors are electrically coupled to the programmable patient monitor. Each sensor detects a particular physiological condition of the patient, such as core temperature, ECG electrodes for providing an electrocardiogram and blood oximetry sensors. The patient monitor is small and compact and easily worn by the patient during his normal at home activities. To provide communication with a caregiver via a remote controller at the caregiver's location, a communications unit is disposed in the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Tuan Bui, Emil S. Macha, Shan Padda, Arthur E. Schulze, Thomas G. Cooper, Clinton Deckert, Doron Levitas