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James E Coutre, Wayne P Griffin, Charles M Crisler: Infusion pump management system for suggesting an adapted course of therapy. Neal D Marcus, Brian R Woodworth, July 1, 1997: US05643212 (384 worldwide citation)

A system of infusing fluids in a patient includes an infusion pump for infusing fluids into a patient in accordance with instructions to carry out a desired course of infusion therapy. The system includes a physiological sensor for sensing conditions of the patient during the course of the infusion ...


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Allen M Elias, Warren P Frederick, David E Kramer: Valved intravenous fluid line infusion device. Abbott Laboratories, A Nicholas Trausch, Brian R Woodworth, August 27, 1996: US05549566 (213 worldwide citation)

A valve including a substantially rigid cannula and a valve member connected for operable communication with the cannula. The valve member is formed from a substantially resilient material and is movable with respect to the cannula between a first closed position and a second open position. The cann ...


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Derek P O&apos Hara, Brendan J Duggan, Gail M Comer, Donald J Goldhardt, Liliana M Sanmiguel: Polyurethane feeding tube and associated adaptors. Abbott Laboratories, Brian R Woodworth, Michael R Crabb, October 15, 2002: US06464686 (110 worldwide citation)

A feeding tube assembly includes a feeding tube, a polyurethane feeding tube adaptor having an inlet conduit and an outlet conduit, and a removable cap for selectively closing the inlet conduit. The surface configuration of the cap that causes frictional engagement with the inlet conduit is noncompl ...


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John E Ogden: Sonophoretic drug delivery system. Abbott Laboratories, Michael J Ward, Brian R Woodworth, August 12, 1997: US05656016 (108 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to devices and methods for enhancing the rate and efficacy of permeation of a drug into and through skin and into the circulatory system utilizing ultrasound.


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Michael E Bisch, Shafig A Khuhro, Paul DiCarlo: Hermetically sealed implantable transducer. American Cyanamid Company, Brian R Woodworth, February 1, 1994: US05282858 (98 worldwide citation)

A hermetically sealed acoustic mechanism for an implantable hearing aid system having a signal processing unit having at least one electromechanical transducer coupled to the auditory system of a human. The transducer having an outer casing and at least one moving member extending outside the casing ...


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Richard W Grabenkort, John C Tanner II, Sheldon M Wecker: Drug reconstitution and administration system. Abbott Laboratories, Brian R Woodworth, October 22, 1996: US05566729 (97 worldwide citation)

A drug reconstitution and administration system includes a container for a concentrated drug or other medicament, a syringe assembly which can be pre-filled with a liquid diluent, and a mixing adapter assembly which facilitates mixing of the medicament with the liquid diluent. The adapter assembly i ...


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Michael W Lawless, Peter A Soberon, Ashok Kaul, Steven E Minick, Gregory G Hoerner, Robert A Hermann, Stephen J Kreinick: Method of delivering liquid to a patient via a disposable pumping cassette having a flow control & pressure monitoring member. Abbott Laboratories, Brian R Woodworth, December 24, 1996: US05586868 (96 worldwide citation)

A disposable pumping cassette having an integral auxiliary flow control and pressure monitoring member is used for delivering a medicinal fluid to a patient. The pumping cassette includes an elastomeric member mounted in a rigid body having an inlet and an outlet. An inlet valve and an outlet valve ...


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Steve T Cho, Gene E Clark: Closed-loop IV fluid flow control. Abbott Laboratories, Beth A Vrioni, Brian R Woodworth, February 3, 2004: US06685668 (83 worldwide citation)

In a closed-loop process, a controller uses a flow sensor to monitor the flow of a medicinal fluid being infused into a patient, to achieve a desired rate of flow. A relatively inexpensive peristaltic pump or electronically controlled valve can be used to vary the flow of the medicinal fluid through ...


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Steven P Hellstrom, Peter J Karas, John K Moore, John S Norman, John C Tanner II, Donald Verlee: Container closure with a frangible seal and a connector for a fluid transfer device. Abbott Laboratories, Daniel J Hulseberg, Brian R Woodworth, July 20, 1999: US05924584 (77 worldwide citation)

A closure is provided for mounting across the mouth of a container and through which liquid can be withdrawn with a fluid transfer device having a male member. The closure includes a body for being disposed on the container across the container mouth. The body defines a passage with an exterior open ...


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Gary N Smith, John C Tanner II: Process for prefilling and terminally sterilizing syringes. Abbott Laboratories, Brian R Woodworth, January 28, 1997: US05597530 (76 worldwide citation)

A method of prefilling and terminally sterilizing a syringe including providing a syringe barrel having first and second opposite ends where the first end includes a port therethrough with a connector member formed about an exterior of the port and the second end being open. Particulate matter is re ...