The patent relates to the company’s Smart Pumps and DoseTrac Infusion systems whereby the software can be read at a nursing station or anywhere else where a computer is available as well as on the pump itself. The system includes bar coding and wireless communication to the computers monitoring the units at the patient bedside. BD
BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) announced today that it has acquired US patent 7,933,780, which was issued April 26, 2011, and two pending applications, providing the Company patent rights related to enhanced communication between medical devices and hospital information management systems through wireless communication.
"The addition of this patent further broadens our existing patent portfolio, which includes barcoding and wireless communication between IV pumps and hospital information management systems," said Gale White, Vice President of Infusion Systems Division for B. Braun Medical Inc. "This patent adds additional ownership rights protecting the B. Braun technology available to our infusion pump customers."
The technology covered by the patent is related to bedside point-of-care (BPOC) applications, which allows for seamless communication between medical devices and hospital information management systems, and ultimately makes the clinician's job easier.