Patents Assigned to Nova Biomedical Corporation
  • Publication number: 20190154660
    Abstract: An oximeter sensor system includes a light source group having a plurality of LEDs including at least a first visible light LED, a second visible light LED and an infrared LED adjacent the first visible light LED and the second visible light LED, an infrared filter disposed in front of only the first visible light LED and the second visible light LED, a light source housing having a base, one or more sidewalls and a light-emitting end where the light source housing has a frustum shape where the light source group is disposed adjacent the base and facing the light-emitting end and where the one or more sidewalls has a reflective coating thereon, a light detector disposed opposite to, spaced from and facing the light-emitting end of the light source housing, and a cuvette disposed between the light-emitting end of the light source housing and the light detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Cafferty
  • Publication number: 20190038196
    Abstract: A disposable test cartridge and method for a point-of-care analyzer includes a cartridge body having a plurality of chambers where each of the plurality of chambers has an opening at a top of the cartridge body, a cartridge cover connected to the cartridge body where the cartridge cover has a capillary-receiving aperture, a capillary wiper disposed within the capillary-receiving aperture where the capillary-receiving aperture is aligned with one of the plurality of chambers of the cartridge body, and a capillary element removably insertable into the cartridge cover where the capillary element has a capillary tube that extends into the capillary-receiving aperture and through the capillary wiper where a tip portion of the capillary tube extends into the cartridge body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Chung Chang Young, Jonathan Scott, Mauro DelleMonache
  • Patent number: 10194842
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for continuous glucose monitoring with medication delivery capability where the assembly has a deployment button containing a needle deployment mechanism having a sharp held in a pre-release position, a housing body in which the deployment button is movably received within a top end of the housing body, the housing body having a sensor deployment assembly containing a lumen and a sensor disposed within the lumen and extending out of the lumen to a circuit board that is part of the sensor deployment assembly, the sensor deployment assembly matingly connected to the sharp where the sharp extends beyond the sensor deployment assembly and contains the sensor not fixedly attached to the sharp, and a sensor housing releasably received within a lower end of the housing body, the sharp extending into a sensor deployment assembly recess within the sensor housing and directly above a sensor opening in a bottom of the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Peterson, Scott P. Cionek, Anthony Florindi, Julian I. Hart
  • Patent number: 10194843
    Abstract: An inserter assembly for continuous glucose monitoring with medication delivery capability where the assembly has a deployment button containing a needle deployment mechanism having a sharp held in a pre-release position, a housing body in which the deployment button is movably received within a top end of the housing body, the housing body having a sensor deployment assembly containing a lumen and a sensor disposed within the lumen and extending out of the lumen to a circuit board that is part of the sensor deployment assembly, the sensor deployment assembly matingly connected to the sharp where the sharp extends beyond the sensor deployment assembly and contains the sensor not fixedly attached to the sharp, and a sensor housing releasably received within a lower end of the housing body, the sharp extending into a sensor deployment assembly recess within the sensor housing and directly above a sensor opening in a bottom of the sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas H. Peterson, Scott P. Cionek, Anthony Florindi, Julian I. Hart
  • Publication number: 20190033287
    Abstract: A replaceable cuvette assembly for use in an optical absorbance measurement system for measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters or whole-blood bilirubin parameters. The replaceable cuvette assembly includes a cuvette substrate and a cuvette module fixedly connected to the cuvette substrate wherein the cuvette substrate is a support for securing the cuvette assembly within the optical absorbance measurement system. The cuvette module has a sample inlet port, a sample outlet port, an electronic chip assembly, a sample receiving chamber that fluidly communicates with the sample inlet port and the sample outlet port, a first cuvette window, and a second cuvette window forming a portion of the sample receiving chamber. The first cuvette window and the second cuvette window are aligned with each other defining a cuvette optical path length between the first cuvette window and the second cuvette window and disposed within an optical path of the optical absorbance measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Publication number: 20190017991
    Abstract: A light-emitting module for use in a system for measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters or whole-blood bilirubin parameters. The light-emitting module includes an LED light source capable of emitting light wherein the light is directed thereby defining an optical path and a plurality of optical components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Publication number: 20190017993
    Abstract: An optical component group for use in a spectrometer module of a system for measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters or whole-blood bilirubin parameters. The optical component group includes a light dispersing element and an achromatic lens assembly disposed between the light dispersing element and a light entrance port of the spectrometer module where the achromatic lens assembly is thermo-compensating permitting thermal expansion and contraction of the achromatic lens assembly in a linear direction where the linear directions is also transverse to a light beam from the light entrance port through the achromatic lens assembly and to the light dispersing element and back through the achromatic lens assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Publication number: 20190017992
    Abstract: A calibrating-light module for use in a system for measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters or whole-blood bilirubin parameters. The calibrating-light module includes a calibrating module housing, a light beam receiving portion connected to a first end of the calibrating module housing, a calibrating light portion connected to a side of the calibrating module housing wherein the side is transverse to the first end, and an optic fiber portion connected to a second end of the calibrating module housing wherein the calibrating module housing, the light beam receiving portion and the optic fiber portion are aligned with an optical path and the calibrating light portion is spaced from and transverse to the optical path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 10151630
    Abstract: An optical spectrometer for use in a COOx analyzer includes a spectrometer housing having an optical fiber housing end, a light-receiving input slit positioned adjacent the optical fiber housing end, a light dispersing element mounted to but spaced from the optical fiber housing end and positioned within an optical path along which light travels from the light-receiving input slit. The light dispersing element receives the light transmitted through the input slit and separates the light into a plurality of light beams, a light-array detector capable of receiving the plurality of light beams and converting the plurality of light beams into the electrical signal, an achromatic lens positioned in the optical path to direct the light from the input slit to the light dispersing element and to direct the plurality of light beams reflected from the light dispersing element onto the light-array detector, and a thermal-compensating means for the spectrometer housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 10124112
    Abstract: An infusion device comprising a fluid reservoir for containing a therapeutic fluid; and a transcutaneous access tool fluidly coupled to the fluid reservoir for delivering the therapeutic fluid subcutaneously and for introducing a monitoring test strip subcutaneously, and methods of use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Insulet Corporation, Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Steven DiIanni, Ian McLaughlin, Jason Brian O'Connor, Robert Campbell, Kevin Schmid, Thomas Peterson
  • Patent number: 10117615
    Abstract: A disposable test cartridge and method for a point-of-care analyzer includes a cartridge body having a plurality of chambers where each of the plurality of chambers has an opening at a top of the cartridge body, a cartridge cover connected to the cartridge body where the cartridge cover has a capillary-receiving aperture, a capillary wiper disposed within the capillary-receiving aperture where the capillary-receiving aperture is aligned with one of the plurality of chambers of the cartridge body, and a capillary element removably insertable into the cartridge cover where the capillary element has a capillary tube that extends into the capillary-receiving aperture and through the capillary wiper where a tip portion of the capillary tube extends into the cartridge body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Chung Chang Young, Jonathan Scott, Mauro DelleMonache
  • Patent number: 10088468
    Abstract: A system of measuring hemoglobin and bilirubin parameters in a whole blood sample using optical absorbance. The system includes an optical-sample module, a spectrometer module, an optical fiber module optically connecting the optical-sample module to the spectrometer module, and a processor module. The optical-sample module has a light-emitting module having a LED light source, a cuvette and a calibrating-light module. The processor module receives and processes an electrical signal from the spectrometer module and transforms the electrical signal into an output signal useable for displaying and reporting hemoglobin parameter values and/or total bilirubin parameter values for the whole blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 10088360
    Abstract: A compact optical spectrometer for measuring hemoglobin parameters in whole blood includes an enclosed spectrometer housing having a light entrance port, a light input slit disposed on one side of a circuit board substrate and positioned adjacent to and aligned with the light entrance port, a light-array detector disposed on the one side of the circuit board substrate adjacent the light input slit, a light dispersing element disposed downstream from the light input slit and an achromatic lens disposed between the light input slit and the light dispersing element to direct the light from the input slit to the light dispersing element and to direct the dispersed light from the light dispersing element to the light-array detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 9933411
    Abstract: A method of measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters includes providing a LED light source, guiding light having the spectral range from the LED light source along an optical path, providing a cuvette module with a sample receiving chamber, providing a pair of first and second optical diffusers disposed in the optical path where the cuvette module is disposed between the pair of first and second optical diffusers, guiding light from the cuvette module into an optical spectrometer, and processing an electrical signal from the spectrometer into an output signal useable for displaying and reporting hemoglobin parameter values and/or total bilirubin parameter values of the sample of whole blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 9638686
    Abstract: A method of measuring whole-blood hemoglobin parameters includes providing a LED light source, guiding light having the spectral range from the LED light source along an optical path, providing a cuvette module with a sample receiving chamber, providing a pair of first and second optical diffusers disposed in the optical path where the cuvette module is disposed between the pair of first and second optical diffusers, guiding light from the cuvette module into an optical spectrometer, and processing an electrical signal from the spectrometer into an output signal useable for displaying and reporting hemoglobin parameter values and/or total bilirubin parameter values of the sample of whole blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 9535053
    Abstract: A system of measuring hemoglobin and bilirubin parameters in a whole blood sample using optical absorbance. The system includes an optical-sample module, a spectrometer module, an optical fiber module optically connecting the optical-sample module to the spectrometer module, and a processor module. The optical-sample module has a light-emitting module having a LED light source, a cuvette and a calibrating-light module. The processor module receives and processes an electrical signal from the spectrometer module and transforms the electrical signal into an output signal useable for displaying and reporting hemoglobin parameter values and/or total bilirubin parameter values for the whole blood sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Michael S. Cafferty, Scott P. Cionek
  • Patent number: 9039874
    Abstract: A disposable urea sensor has a laminated body having a fluid sample inlet end and an electrical contact end, a fluid sample inlet, a substantially flat sample chamber in communication between the fluid sample inlet and a vent opening, the sample chamber being adapted to collect a fluid sample through the fluid sample inlet, a working electrode and a reference electrode within the sample chamber, and a reagent matrix disposed on the working electrode wherein the reagent matrix contains urease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Handani Winarta, Jianhong Pei, Mary Lauro, Chung Chang Young, Xiaohua Cai
  • Publication number: 20150021205
    Abstract: A method of measuring lactate in a blood sample taken from capillary blood using a skin lancing procedure includes disposing onto an area of skin on an animal a predefined amount of a skin treatment compound that is capable of suppressing and/or eliminating and/or preventing and/or blocking any sweat from the skin in the area of a lanced wound site, the compound being disposed on the skin either before lancing the area of skin that provides a droplet of capillary blood for measurement of blood lactate concentration or after lancing the area of skin but before a droplet of capillary blood forms on the skin in order to prevent contaminating the blood sample, and then measuring the lactate concentration of the blood sample with a disposable lactate sensor strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: Jianhong Pei, Chung Chang Young
  • Patent number: 8925366
    Abstract: A gas-solution equilibrium device for a liquid sample gas analyzer includes a temperature-controlled, thermally-conductive mandrel, a coil of gas-permeable tubing wrapped around the mandrel, the gas-permeable tubing having an inlet and an outlet, and a housing having an internal space containing the temperature-controlled, thermally-conductive mandrel, the coil of gas-permeable tubing and a volume of gas where the gas-permeable tubing has a predefined linear length and a predefined wall thickness, the combination of which together is capable of equilibrating a liquid passing through the coil at a predefined flow rate with oxygen in the atmosphere to provide a gas calibration solution in real time at the outlet of the tubing for the liquid gas analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventor: Edward J. Mulhern
  • Patent number: 8920342
    Abstract: A single-use lancet cartridge for inserting into a multi-use lancet driver assembly of a meter housing includes an elongated lancet housing with an open end, a lancet within the lancet housing and movable between a retracted and resting orientation to a piercing orientation through the open end, and a re-use prevention component that is a rotated drive wing incorporated within the lancet cartridge and oriented to cooperatively engage with a driver piston of the multi-use lancet driver assembly only one time thereby preventing the lancet from being moved into a piercing orientation a second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: James Fowler, Robert Daggett