US Patent No: 7,308,300

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

Medical injection system

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20020183616

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Abstract

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A method of preventing extravasation of contrast agent during a computed tomography injection. An automatic injector device facilitates ease of accomplishing the method. The method includes establishing the absence of extravasation using an absorbable injectate, such as saline, prior to injecting the contrast agent. The device includes a computerized injector head capable of switching between two injectates without physical human intervention. The device is controlled by a remote operating panel located in a control room that is protected from X-ray radiation. The device includes various software driven safety features that prevent the occurrence of unsafe conditions.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.EDEN PRAIRIE, MN85

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Duchon, Douglas J Chanhassen, MN 51 442
McPeak, Thomas J Shakopee, MN 14 56
Szczech, Chris Clearwater, MN 3 19
Toews, Glenn Eden Prairie, MN 6 26

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
BAYER MEDICAL CARE INC. (30)
5,840,026 Patient specific dosing contrast delivery systems and methods 231 1994
5,795,333 Front-loading medical injector and syringe for use therewith 82 1995
5,806,519 Total system for contrast delivery 96 1995
5,843,037 Multipatient fluid dispensing 79 1996
5,873,861 Plunger systems 106 1996
5,885,216 Total system for contrast delivery 114 1997
5,920,054 Closed loop information path for medical fluid delivery systems 88 1997
5,947,935 Syringes, syringe plungers and injector systems 145 1997
6,096,011 Aseptic connector and fluid delivery system using such an aseptic connector 142 1998
6,385,483 Patient specific dosing contrast delivery systems and methods 83 1998
6,317,623 Apparatus and method for controlling contrast enhanced imaging procedures 63 1999
6,442,418 Total system for contrast delivery 65 1999
6,197,000 Injection system, pump system for use therein and method of use of pumping system 55 1999
6,397,098 Data communication and control for medical imaging systems 99 1999
6,339,718 Programmable injector control 70 1999
6,440,107 Fluid delivery system and an aseptic connector for use therewith 64 2000
6,471,674 Fluid delivery systems, injector systems and methods of fluid delivery 110 2000
6,306,117 Multi-patient fluid dispensing 49 2000
RE37602 Patient infusion system for use with MRI 52 2000
6,643,537 Programmable injector control 80 2000
6,673,033 Injectors, injector systems and injector control 86 2000
6,733,477 Syringes, syringe tubing and fluid transfer systems 46 2000
6,889,074 Patient specific dosing contrast delivery systems and methods 52 2000
6,652,489 Front-loading medical injector and syringes, syringe interfaces, syringe adapters and syringe plungers for use therewith 82 2001
6,520,930 Injectors, injector systems and injector control 71 2001
6,743,202 Encoding of syringe information 80 2001
6,939,302 Apparatus and method for controlling contrast enhanced imaging procedures 46 2001
6,901,283 Adjusting a condition of a fluid medium to produce an image of a patient 59 2002
6,731,971 Fluid delivery system including a reusable flow path and a per-patient disposable fluid path 72 2002
6,699,219 Fluid delivery systems, injector systems and methods of fluid delivery 52 2002
 
MEDRAD, INC. (10)
5,254,101 Fluid presence indicator for rotatable syringe 61 1992
5,569,181 Sterility assurance for contrast delivery system 74 1993
5,494,036 Patient infusion system for use with MRI 146 1993
5,739,508 Closed loop information path for medical fluid delivery systems 87 1996
5,808,203 Fluid pressure measurement devices 84 1997
RE36648 Patient infusion system for use with MRI 56 1998
6,149,627 Multi-patient fluid dispensing 65 1998
6,402,717 Front-loading medical injector and syringe for use therewith 80 1999
6,475,192 System and method for providing information from a syringe to an injector 78 2000
6,733,478 System and method for providing information from a syringe to an injector 66 2002
 
ANGIODYNAMICS, INC. (2)
5,249,579 Contrast media injector 48 1990
5,346,470 Contrast media injector 28 1993
 
BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
5,226,886 Ambulatory tubing set with anti-siphon valve 25 1991
5,267,964 Fluid control device including automatic valve 25 1992
 
ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,515,851 Angiographic fluid control system 114 1993
 
BURRON MEICAL INC. A CORP. OF PA (1)
4,535,820 Normally closed check valve 138 1984
 
DADE BEHRING INC. (1)
4,476,999 Automated liquid dispenser 5 1984
 
FILTERTEK INC. (1)
4,966,199 Diaphragm-type center flow check valve 61 1989
 
FRESENIUS AG (1)
4,966,579 Apparatus for dosed continuous simultaneous infusion of a plurality of infusion solutions or medicaments 105 1989
 
MITSUBA CORPORATION (1)
5,761,414 Method for detecting execution errors of a microprocessor 13 1996
 
MTFP, INC. (1)
4,854,324 Processor-controlled angiographic injector device 216 1988
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
6,212,134 Watch dog timer system 3 1999
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
4,512,764 Manifold for controlling administration of multiple intravenous solutions and medications 87 1982
4,559,036 Apparatus for controlling administration of multiple intravenous solutions and medications 141 1983

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
7,922,700 Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device 0 2008
8,419,676 Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device 0 2011
8,152,780 Pinch valve mechanism for a medical fluid injection device 0 2011
 
MALLINCKRODT INC. (3)
7,727,196 Powerhead of a power injection system 8 2008
8,251,071 Powerhead of a power injection system 1 2010
8,726,910 Powerhead of a power injection system 0 2012

Maintenance Fees

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7.5 Year Payment $3600.00 $1800.00 $900.00 Jun 11, 2015
11.5 Year Payment $7400.00 $3700.00 $1850.00 Jun 11, 2019
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Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00