Patents Assigned to Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11571514
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods and/or devices for calibrating sensor data to be used in estimating a blood glucose concentration. A relationship between sensor measurements and reference readings may be used to estimate a relationship between sensor measurements and blood glucose concentration. Such sensor measurements may be weighted according to a decreasing function of uncertainty associated with sensor values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Desmond Barry Keenan, John J. Mastrototaro
  • Patent number: 11571515
    Abstract: A system includes a medical device that regulates delivery of medication to a user, a sleep detection system configured to generate user status data that indicates sleeping status of the user, and configured to communicate the user status data, and at least one controller that controls alerts associated with operation of the medical device. The at least one controller receives the user status data generated by the sleep detection system, determines, from the user status data, that the user is sleeping, activates a sleep mode alerting scheme of the medical device when it determines that the user is sleeping, and, after activating the sleep mode alerting scheme, controls generation and outputting of alerts associated with operation of the medical device in accordance with the sleep mode alerting scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Lavie Golenberg, Louis J. Lintereur, Benyamin Grosman, Di Wu, Maria Diana Miller
  • Patent number: 11568975
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for administering and tracking medicine to patients and providing health management capabilities for patients and caregivers. In some aspects, a method includes receiving one or more analyte values associated with a health condition of the patient user; receiving contextual data associated with the patient user obtained by the mobile computing device, where the obtained contextual data includes information associated with a meal; determining a medicine metric value associated with an amount of medicine active in the body of the patient user; autonomously calculating a dose of the medicine without input from the user based at least on the one or more analyte values, the medicine metric value, and the information associated with a meal; and continuously displaying the calculated dose of the medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Jack Pryor
  • Patent number: 11565044
    Abstract: Medical devices, systems and methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Steven C. Jacks, Peter Ajemba, Akhil Srinivasan, Jacob E. Pananen, Sarkis Aroyan, Pablo Vazquez, Tri T. Dang, Ashley N. Sullivan, Raghavendhar Gautham
  • Patent number: 11559624
    Abstract: A wearable infusion port for infusing a fluid includes a first housing that defines an inlet port to receive the fluid, and a second housing coupled to the first housing. The second housing is to be coupled to an anatomy. The wearable infusion port includes a valve assembly fluidly coupled to the inlet port, and the valve assembly is movable from a closed state to an opened state to dispense the fluid. The wearable infusion port includes a cannula assembly extending through the first housing and the second housing, and the cannula assembly includes a cannula fluidly coupled to the valve assembly. The cannula is to be coupled to the anatomy. The wearable infusion port includes a flow sensor fluidly coupled to the inlet port and the cannula. The flow sensor is fluidly coupled upstream from the cannula to observe an amount of fluid received by the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Allan Larson, Shixin Chen, Magnus Johansson, Louis J. Lintereur, Austin Reeder, Peter Schultz
  • Patent number: 11563485
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for administering a medicament to a patient. In one aspect, a system includes an injection pen device in wireless communication with a mobile communication device. The injection pen device includes a housing including a chamber to encase a cartridge containing medicine, a dose setting and dispensing mechanism to set the mechanism to dispense a particular dose of the medicine from the loaded cartridge, a sensor unit to detect a dispensed dose based on positions and/or movements of the dose setting and dispensing mechanism, and an electronics unit in communication with the sensor unit to process the detected dispensed dose and time data associated with a dispensing event and to wirelessly transmit the dose data to a user's device. The mobile communication device provides a software application to provide the user with health information using the processed dose data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Arnold Holmquist, Cory McCluskey, Jack Pryor, Jasper Benke
  • Patent number: 11551812
    Abstract: An example system for therapy delivery includes one or more processors configured to in response to a prediction indicating that the meal event is to occur, output instructions to an insulin delivery device to deliver a partial therapy dosage, to a device to notify the patient to use the insulin delivery device to take the partial therapy dosage, or to the insulin delivery device to prepare the partial therapy dosage prior to the meal event occurring, and in response to a determination indicating that the meal event is occurring (e.g., based on movement characteristics of a patient arm), output instructions to the insulin delivery device to deliver a remaining therapy dosage, to the device to notify the patient to use the insulin delivery device to take the remaining therapy dosage, or to the insulin delivery device to prepare the remaining therapy dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick E. Weydt, Pratik J. Agrawal, Louis J. Lintereur, Lavie Golenberg, David Dunleavy
  • Patent number: 11547357
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an insertion device that includes: a plunger coupled with a lock collar. The insertion device houses contents including: a striker including self-locking striker snap arm(s) where the striker is kept from firing by a striker spring captured between the plunger and the striker when the insertion device is in a cocked position; a sensor assembly; and a needle carrier that holds a piercing member, the needle carrier captured between the striker and a needle carrier spring where a self-releasing snap(s) keeps the needle carrier cocked, where the plunger prevents the self-releasing snap(s) from repositioning and releasing the needle carrier. The striker fires the needle carrier such that the self-locking striker snap arm(s) are positioned to allow the striker to snap down. The needle carrier is then retracted when the user releases the plunger and the piercing member is encapsulated within the insertion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Antonio, Eric Allan Larson, Jose J. Ruelas
  • Patent number: 11547811
    Abstract: A fluid infusion device includes a housing having a reservoir chamber that receives a fluid reservoir. The fluid reservoir has a first end and a second end. The fluid infusion device includes a connector system having a first body section coupled to a second body section. The first body section defines a bore in communication with a chamber and a counterbore of the second body section to define a fluid flow path. The chamber of the second body section is in fluid communication with a vent subsystem defined through the second body section. The vent subsystem terminates in an outlet, and the vent subsystem is to direct gas in the fluid flow path through the second body section to the outlet. The fluid infusion device includes at least one ring disposed within the reservoir chamber that cooperates with the connector system to securely couple the connector system to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarnath Chattaraj, Kiem H. Dang, Poonam S. Gulati
  • Patent number: 11547799
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related patient monitoring systems and methods are provided. A method of monitoring a physiological condition of a patient involves providing, on a display device, a graphical user interface display depicting forecast values with respect to different time periods in the future and including graphical user interface elements to allow a user to adjust a characteristic of an event likely influence the physiological condition of the patient at a respective time period. In response to an adjustment to a graphical user interface element, the method continues by dynamically updating the forecast values on the graphical user interface display using a forecasting model associated with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Yuxiang Zhong, Pratik Agrawal, Chantal M. McMahon, Huzefa F. Neemuchwala
  • Patent number: 11547792
    Abstract: Ambulatory infusion pumps, pump assemblies, cartridges, baseplates, cannulas, insertion tools, and related components as well as combinations thereof and related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Roger E. Smith, James Causey, Scott R. Gibson
  • Patent number: 11540750
    Abstract: A physiological characteristic monitoring system includes a physiological characteristic sensor that observes a physiological characteristic and generates sensor signals based on the observation. The physiological characteristic sensor includes a sensor connector. The physiological characteristic monitoring system includes a wearable device to be worn by a user in a first configuration and having a connector to couple to the sensor connector in a second configuration. The wearable device includes a controller that receives the sensor signals from the physiological characteristic sensor in the second configuration and determines a current value of the physiological characteristic based on the sensor signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC
    Inventors: Santhisagar Vaddiraju, Bejan M. Darbandi, Nicholas S. Mairs, Brian Ross
  • Patent number: 11534086
    Abstract: Wearable medical devices are provided. An exemplary wearable medical device includes a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) comprising a dielectric layer having a top surface and conductive features on the top surface of the dielectric layer. Further, the exemplary wearable medical device includes a top housing mounted directly to the top surface of the PCBA. Also, the wearable medical device includes a power source located between the top housing and the PCBA. The top housing and the dielectric layer of the PCBA encapsulates the conductive features and power source and define an outer surface of the wearable medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Ellis Garai, James E. Burgett, Claire F. Ferraro
  • Patent number: 11523757
    Abstract: An electrochemical sensor including a working electrode having an arrangement of pillars defining channels between the pillars. The channels increase confinement of a byproduct produced in an electrochemical reaction used during sensing of an analyte, so as to increase interaction of the byproduct with the working electrode. A number of working embodiments of the invention are shown to be useful in amperometric glucose sensors worn by diabetic individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Zhenzhong Sun, Xin Heng, Rui Kong
  • Patent number: 11512384
    Abstract: Analyte sensors and methods for fabricating analyte sensors are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method for fabricating a planar flexible analyte sensor includes sputtering platinum onto a polyester base layer to form a layer of platinum. The method includes patterning the layer of platinum to form working electrodes and additional electrodes. Further, the method includes forming an insulating dielectric layer over the base layer, wherein the insulating dielectric layer is formed with openings exposing portions of the working electrodes and portions of the additional electrodes. Also, the method includes partially singulating individual sensors from the base layer, wherein each individual sensor is connected to the base layer by a tab. The method further includes depositing an enzyme layer over the exposed portions of the working electrodes and coating the working electrodes with a glucose limiting membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhisagar Vaddiraju, Dennis Slomski
  • Patent number: 11511099
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for detecting mating of a cap with a fluid delivery device having a housing, a receptacle, and a sensor. The housing is configured to carry an insulin delivery device having a reservoir of the fluid. The receptacle is provided by the housing having a coupling with a locking recess configured to receive a cap with a sprung locking arm. The pressure sensor is carried by the receptacle proximate the coupling and configured to detect engagement force of the sprung locking arm with the receptacle when mated with the housing. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amith Wijesuriya, Thomas P. Miller
  • Patent number: 11497850
    Abstract: A medical device includes a first housing portion (FHP) and a second housing portion (SHP) configured to be to be movable relative to each other from a first position to operatively engage at a second position to couple at least one of a drive device and a needle-inserting device supported by one of the FHP and the SHP to a reservoir supported by the other of the FHP and the SHP. Electronic circuitry configured to detect at least one of a first magnetic interaction between a magnet and at least one of a first magnetically attractive material and a first magnet-responsive device and a second magnetic interaction between the magnet and at least one of a second magnetically attractive material and a second magnet-responsive device, and to provide a signal or a change in state in response to detecting at least one of the interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 11501867
    Abstract: Medical devices and related patient management systems and methods are provided. A method of presenting information pertaining to operation of a medical device involves obtaining historical glucose measurement data for a patient from a database, identifying, based on the historical glucose measurement data, a first set of event patterns within respective ones of a plurality of monitoring periods, obtaining an adjusted set of glucose measurement data determined based on the historical glucose measurement data and an uncertainty metric associated with the historical glucose measurement data, identifying, based on the adjusted set of glucose measurement data, one or more event patterns within respective ones of the plurality of monitoring periods, and generating a graphical user interface display comprising an event detection region based at least in part on the first plurality and the one or more sets of event patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas S. Mairs, Robert A. Vigersky
  • Patent number: 11496083
    Abstract: Electromechanical actuation systems and related operating methods are provided. A method of controlling an electromechanical actuator in response to an input command signal at an input terminal involves determining a commanded actuation state value based on a characteristic of the input command signal, generating driver command signals based on the commanded actuation state value and an actuator type associated with the electromechanical actuator, and operating driver circuitry in accordance with the driver command signals to provide output signals at output terminals coupled to the electromechanical actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Fatemeh Delijani, Adam S. Trock, Seth N. Kazarians, Jalal Elidrissi
  • Patent number: 11490811
    Abstract: An embodiment of a sensor device includes a base substrate, a circuit pattern formed overlying the interior surface of the substrate, a physiological characteristic sensor element on the exterior surface of the substrate, conductive plug elements located in vias formed through the substrate, each conductive plug element having one end coupled to a sensor electrode, and having another end coupled to the circuit pattern, a multilayer component stack carried on the substrate and connected to the circuit pattern, the stack including features and components to provide processing and wireless communication functionality for sensor data obtained in association with operation of the sensor device, and an enclosure structure coupled to the substrate to enclose the interior surface of the substrate, the circuit pattern, and the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Hahn, David L. Probst, Randal C. Schulhauser, Mohsen Askarinya, Patrick W. Kinzie, Thomas P. Miltich, Mark D. Breyen, Santhisagar Vaddiraju