05100380 is referenced by 322 patents and cites 60 patents.

An infusion system for administering multiple infusates at individually programmable rates, volumes, and sequences in any order from any one or more of plural fluid input ports through a patient output port and into the circulatory system of a patient. Infusates may be either continuously or time sequentially administered, and infusates may be either intermittently administered at selectively regular intervals or in time overlap to administer a dilution. Various error conditions are automatically detected and alarms generated in the event of conflicts between infusates, to identify times of no infusions, and to identify system malfunctions. The system is selectively operable, among others, in a priming mode, a maintenance mode, a normal-on mode, and a manual override mode. The system is operative to adapt actual to desired flow rates in normal operation. All fluids flow through a unitary disposable cassette without making any other system contact. Air bubbles in the fluid line are automatically detected and disposed of. Fluid pressures are monitored and system operation adjusted as a function of such pressures. Infusates may be administered from syringes as well as from standard bag or bottle containers. Infusate from a selected input port may be controllably pumped into a syringe for unsticking the syringe plunger. The system is selectively operable to adjust total fluid volume and rate to below preselected values for patients whose total fluid intake must be restricted. The system is operable to maintain an accurate record of total infusion history. The system may be controlled by a terminal or a computer located remotely from the patient location. The system may include auxiliary pumps in addition to a primary pump, all controlled by a single computer.

Title
Remotely programmable infusion system
Application Number
578180
Publication Number
5100380
Application Date
May 16, 1989
Publication Date
March 31, 1992
Inventor
George Adaniya
Swampscott
MA, US
Edward Kaleskas
Jefferson
MA, US
Henry Coyne
Framington
MA, US
Clair Strohl
Norfolk
MA, US
Eric LaWhite
South Royalton
VT, US
Harry Petschek
Lexington
MA, US
Paul Epstein
Brookline
MA, US
Agent
Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes
Assignee
Abbott Laboratories
IL, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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