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James Martin: Apparatus for controlling the supplying of intravenous fluids. Edmond T Patnaude, December 11, 1990: US04976687 (85 worldwide citation)

Intravenous fluid is supplied under the control of a microprocessor from a reservoir to a cannula through a flow member and a flow control device which responds, via the microprocessor, to the line pressures upstream and downstream of the control device. First and second transducers and first and se ...


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Charles G Murray: Liquid supply apparatus. Fisher & Paykel, Trexler Bushnell Giangiorgi & Blackstone, May 2, 1995: US05411052 (71 worldwide citation)

Liquid supply apparatus is disclosed for controlling the supply of liquid to humidifier apparatus. The liquid supply apparatus has a chamber with an inlet through which a liquid such as water is supplied to the chamber. The chamber has a flow detector to detect liquid entering the chamber and a leve ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Massi Joe E Kiani, Michael O Reilly: Hemoglobin display and patient treatment. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 19, 2015: US09037207 (70 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique ...


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Timothy A Abrahamson, Richard K Sommercorn: Catheter stiffeners. Quinton Instrument Company, Andrew J Beck, Montgomery W Smith, Richard D Allison, January 17, 1995: US05382238 (69 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly including a wire stiffener or a dilator and modified wire stiffener which are used in combination to assist in the insertion of a relatively soft catheter into the patient wherein the wire stiffener temporarily stiffens the catheter and the modified wire stiffener temporarily sti ...


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Kenneth T Heruth: Apparatus for drug infusion implanted within a living body. Medtronic, Arnold White & Durkee, November 2, 1999: US05976109 (59 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure describes a system wherein a drug or other fluid to be delivered to a specific desired location within the body is stored in a reservoir that is directly displaced by a force to infuse the drug from the device into the patient. Several specific methods are used to displace the ...


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James R Jacobs: Method and apparatus for model-based control of an open-loop process. Duke University, Christensen O Connor Johnson & Kindness, April 23, 1991: US05010473 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling a model based open-loop process and more specifically, the concentration of a drug delivered intravenously to a patient as a function of the rate of infusion. A three-compartment pharmacokinetic model is preferably used to determine the plasma drug concentratio ...


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Massi E Kiani: Drug administration controller. MASIMO CORPORATION, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 10, 2016: US09333316 (47 worldwide citation)

A drug administration controller has a sensor that generates a sensor signal to a physiological measurement device, which measures a physiological parameter in response. A control output responsive to the physiological parameter or a metric derived from the physiological parameter causes a drug admi ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Massi Joe E Kiani, Michael O Reilly: Hemoglobin display and patient treatment. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 21, 2016: US09370325 (45 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure describes embodiments of a patient monitoring system and methods that include the measure and display of hemoglobin statistics. In an embodiment, total hemoglobin trending is displayed over a period of time. Statistics can include frequency domain analysis, which may be unique ...


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L Dale Foster, John W Ruehl: IV management apparatus. Hill Rom Company, Barnes & Thornburg, June 18, 1996: US05527289 (41 worldwide citation)

An infusion delivery system eliminates the requirement for individual "smart pump" assemblies each of which includes a processor, power supply and operator I/O for each IV container suspended on an IV rack. An acquisition module capable of supporting multiple IV containers is suspended from the hosp ...


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John C Mueller Jr, Carol L Davis, Paul H Kovelman, Mike Charles Vallet Tolle, Gary L Williams, Linda I Torres: External infusion device with programmable capabilities to time-shift basal insulin and method of using the same. Medtronic Minimed, April 27, 2010: US07704226 (38 worldwide citation)

An external infusion device for delivering insulin from a reservoir into a body of a user includes the capability to deliver time-shifted basal insulin. The external infusion device includes at least one drive mechanism operatively couplable to the reservoir to deliver insulin into the body of the u ...