Patents Assigned to Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210259599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering to and/or receiving fluids or other materials, such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin. Beading disruptors and/or capillaries may be used for facilitating the transport of fluids from a subject into a device. Beading disruptors may disrupt the “pooling” of bodily fluids such as blood on the surface of the skin and help influence flow in a desired way. A capillary may conduct flow of fluid in the device, e.g., to an inlet of a channel or other flow path that leads to a storage chamber. A vacuum (reduced pressure relative to ambient) may be used to receive fluid into the device, e.g., by using relatively low pressure to draw fluid into the inlet of a channel leading to a storage chamber. The vacuum source may be part of the device and have a volume that is larger than a recess of the fluid transporter that receives fluid from a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Mark Michelman, Li Yang Chu
  • Publication number: 20210228124
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Patent number: 10939860
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to devices and techniques associated with diagnostics, therapies, and other applications, including skin-associated applications, for example, devices for delivering and/or withdrawing fluid from subjects, e.g., through the skin. In some embodiments, the device includes a system for accessing an extractable medium from and/or through the skin of the subject at an access site, and a pressure regulator supported by a support structure, able to create a pressure differential across the skin at at least a portion of the access site. The device may also include, in some cases, a sensor supported by the support structure for determining at least one condition of the extractable medium from the subject, and optionally a signal generator supported by the support structure for generating a signal relating to the condition of the medium determined by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Levinson, Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20210022681
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, in some cases, may be interfaced with external equipment to determine an analyte contained within a fluid contained within or collected by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Patent number: 10835163
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering to and/or receiving fluids or other materials, such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin. Beading disruptors and/or capillaries may be used for facilitating the transport of fluids from a subject into a device. Beading disruptors may disrupt the “pooling” of bodily fluids such as blood on the surface of the skin and help influence flow in a desired way. A capillary may conduct flow of fluid in the device, e.g., to an inlet of a channel or other flow path that leads to a storage chamber. A vacuum (reduced pressure relative to ambient) may be used to receive fluid into the device, e.g., by using relatively low pressure to draw fluid into the inlet of a channel leading to a storage chamber. The vacuum source may be part of the device and have a volume that is larger than a recess of the fluid transporter that receives fluid from a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Mark Michelman, Li Yang Chu
  • Publication number: 20200353155
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. The flow activator may be actuated in a deployment direction by a deployment actuator, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, an effector may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and may do so in response to actuation of the flow activator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Ping Gong, Shawn Davis
  • Patent number: 10799166
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Patent number: 10543310
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. The flow activator may be actuated in a deployment direction by a deployment actuator, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, an effector may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and may do so in response to actuation of the flow activator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Ping Gong, Shawn Davis
  • Publication number: 20200015751
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, or a portion thereof, may then be processed to determine the blood and/or an analyte within the blood, alone or with an external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20190336058
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention generally relates to the separation of blood within a device to form plasma or serum. In some embodiments, the present invention generally relates to the removal of fluids, such as blood, contained within a device. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for receiving blood from a subject and processing the blood to form plasma or serum. For example, a device may be applied to the skin of a subject to receive blood from the subject and pass the blood through a separation membrane, which separates the blood into plasma and a portion concentrated in blood cells. As another example, blood or plasma may be allowed to clot within the device and serum (the unclotted portion of the blood) may be withdrawn from the device. The device may contain, in some cases, a vacuum source such as a pre-packaged vacuum to facilitate receiving of blood and/or passage of the blood through the separation membrane to produce plasma or serum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Mark Michelman, Howard Bernstein, Kristin Horton
  • Publication number: 20190209820
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or receiving a substance or substances such as blood, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from other tissues of the body. In some cases, the device may contain a substance transfer component such as needles or microneedles, which can be inserted into the skin or another organ to deliver and/or receiving fluid or other substances from the subject. In some embodiments, the device may include an activator constructed and arranged to insert one or more substance transfer components into the skin or other organ. In certain cases, the device may also include a storage chamber for receiving a fluid received from the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Douglas A. Levinson, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, David R. Walt
  • Publication number: 20190159709
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a rotatable element that actuates the deployment actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: May 30, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent James Barone, Jerry Brightbill, Bernard Bunner, Li Yang Chu, Ping Gong, Scott James, Inderpal Singh
  • Publication number: 20190053740
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates, in certain aspects, to relatively small devices applied to the skin, modular systems, and methods of use thereof. In some aspects, the device is constructed and arranged to have more than one module. For instance, the device may have a module for delivering to and/or withdrawing fluid from the skin and/or beneath the skin of a subject and a module for transmitting a signal indicative of the fluid delivered to and/or withdrawn from the skin and/or beneath the skin of the subject, a module for analyzing a fluid withdrawn from the skin and/or beneath the skin of the subject, or the like. In some embodiments, the modules are connectable and/or detachable from each other, and in some cases, the connections and/or detachments may be performed while the device is in contact with the subject, e.g., while affixed to the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Publication date: February 21, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Bernstein, Donald E. Chickering, III, Douglas A. Levinson, David R. Walt, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie
  • Patent number: 10188335
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention generally relates to the separation of blood within a device to form plasma or serum. In some embodiments, the present invention generally relates to the removal of fluids, such as blood, contained within a device. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for receiving blood from a subject and processing the blood to form plasma or serum. For example, a device may be applied to the skin of a subject to receive blood from the subject and pass the blood through a separation membrane, which separates the blood into plasma and a portion concentrated in blood cells. As another example, blood or plasma may be allowed to clot within the device and serum (the unclotted portion of the blood) may be withdrawn from the device. The device may contain, in some cases, a vacuum source such as a pre-packaged vacuum to facilitate receiving of blood and/or passage of the blood through the separation membrane to produce plasma or serum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramin Haghgooie, Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Mark Michelman, Howard Bernstein, Kristin Horton
  • Publication number: 20190023473
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing fluid from subjects, e.g., through the skin, including packaging associated with such systems. Certain aspects of the invention are generally directed to devices for withdrawing a substance from the skin and/or from beneath the skin of a subject, and/or for delivering a substance to the skin and/or to a location beneath the skin of a subject. In some embodiments, the devices may comprise one or more skin insertion objects, such as needles or microneedles. In some cases, the device also may comprise one or more vacuum chambers, e.g., having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure. In some aspects, the device may be contained within an environment able to assist with maintenance of such pressures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Schott
  • Publication number: 20180317829
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20180310884
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, or a portion thereof, may then be processed to determine the blood and/or an analyte within the blood, alone or with an external apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson, Mark Michelman
  • Publication number: 20180242890
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for delivering and/or withdrawing a substance or substances such as blood or interstitial fluid, from subjects, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to devices and methods for withdrawing or extracting blood from a subject, e.g., from the skin and/or from beneath the skin, using devices containing a fluid transporter (for example, one or more microneedles), and a storage chamber having an internal pressure less than atmospheric pressure prior to receiving blood. In some cases, the device may be self-contained, and in certain instances, the device can be applied to the skin, and activated to withdraw blood from the subject. The device, in some cases, may be interfaced with external equipment to determine an analyte contained within a fluid contained within or collected by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Shawn Davis, Ramin Haghgooie, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20180132774
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to receiving bodily fluid through a device opening. In one aspect, the device includes a flow activator arranged to cause fluid to be released from a subject. A deployment actuator may actuate the flow activator in a deployment direction, which may in turn cause fluid release from a subject. The flow activator may also be moved in a retraction direction by a retraction actuator. In one aspect, the device may include a vacuum source that may help facilitate fluid flow into the opening of the device and/or may help facilitate fluid flow from the opening to a storage chamber. In one aspect, a device actuator may enable fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum source and the flow activator may be actuated after the enablement of fluid communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Gonzalez-Zugasti, A. David Boccuti, Donald E. Chickering, III, Mark Michelman, Ramin Haghgooie, Shawn Davis, Scott James, Maisam Dadgar, Greg Fisher, Richard L. Miller, Christopher J. Morse, Howard Bernstein, Douglas A. Levinson
  • Publication number: 20180008183
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to collecting, determining and/or transmitting information associated with the process of receiving bodily fluid through a device opening and/or delivering substances to a subject. In one aspect, the device includes an information collecting portion and a fluid receiving portion. In another aspect, the two portions are constructed and designed to attach to one another. In one embodiment, actuation of one of the portions causes the other portion to actuate. Methods of time keeping and information transmission are also discussed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: Seventh Sense Biosystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald E. Chickering, III, Li Yang Chu, Sergey Grigoryants, Scott James, Jacob Wachlin