Patents Examined by Manuel Mendez
  • Patent number: 11744954
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure are directed to conserving energy of an injection device by using a sensor attached to the housing, the sensor configured to detect a signal associated with an amount of medicament within the injection device and to generate a sensor signal based on the signal, a control component coupled to the sensor, the control component configured to harvest energy to process the sensor signal and to generate injection device data, and an antenna coupled to the control component and configured to transmit a radio frequency signal based on the injection device data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventors: Matthias Felber, Nathanael Wettstein, Philipe Just, Felix Kramer
  • Patent number: 11744946
    Abstract: Techniques related to automatically generating a super bolus may include determining an amount of an augmented meal bolus to be delivered to a patient for regulating the patient's glycemic response to a meal. The amount of the augmented meal bolus may exceed a sufficient amount for counteracting a glucose level increase caused by the meal. In some embodiments, the techniques may further include determining a duration of a postprandial reduction period during which basal dosage deliveries to the patient are to be reduced. In some other embodiments, the techniques may further include delivering the augmented meal bolus to the patient prior to determining whether or not to cause reduction of basal dosage deliveries. More specifically, a glucose level of the patient may be obtained after delivery of the augmented meal bolus, and the obtained glucose level may be used to determine whether to reduce basal dosage deliveries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, Louis J. Lintereur, Anirban Roy, Neha J. Parikh, Di Wu, Patrick E. Weydt, David Dunleavy, Ali Dianaty
  • Patent number: 11744943
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor 12, including a receiver 14, a medicament delivery device 16, a controller module, and optionally a single point glucose monitor 18 are provided. Integration may be manual, semi-automated and/or fully automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Dobbles, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Aarthi Mahalingam, James H. Brauker
  • Patent number: 11744941
    Abstract: An intravenous delivery system may have a liquid source containing a liquid, tubing, and an anti-run-dry membrane positioned such that the liquid, flowing form the liquid source to the tubing, passes through the anti-run-dry membrane. The anti-run-dry membrane may be positioned within an exterior wall of a drip unit, and may be secured to a seat of the exterior wall by an attachment component. The attachment component may have various forms, such as a secondary exterior wall that cooperates with the exterior wall to define a drip chamber, a washer positioned such that the anti-run-dry membrane is between the washer and the seat, and an adhesive ring formed of a pressure sensitive adhesive and secured to the anti-run-dry membrane and the seat via compression. Interference features may protrude inward from the exterior wall or outward from the anti-run-dry membrane to help keep the anti-run-dry membrane in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Steven Claar, Korhoneh Mallay, Brent R. Stoddard, Shaun Staley, Justin G. Hortin
  • Patent number: 11737760
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns embodiments of an implantable perfusion device that can be implanted in an injured blood vessel to control bleeding without occluding the vessel. In one specific implementation, the perfusion device can be implanted percutaneously into a patient's descending aorta to control bleeding at the site of a ruptured portion of the aorta (known as torso hemorrhage) while still allowing for the antegrade flow of blood from a location upstream of the ruptured portion of the aorta to a location downstream of the ruptured portion of the aorta. The perfusion device can be left inside the patient as the patient is transported to a medical facility where the injury can be repaired. Following repair of the vessel, the perfusion device can be withdrawn from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: University of Pittsburgh—Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
    Inventors: Bryan W. Tillman, William W. Clark, Sung Kwon Cho, Youngjae Chun
  • Patent number: 11738144
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques and devices that are operable to receive one or a number of generalized parameters of an automated insulin delivery algorithm. An input of at least one generalized parameter corresponding to a user may be used to set one or more of the number of specific parameters of the automated insulin delivery algorithm based on the inputted at least one generalized parameter. Physiological condition data related to the user may be collected. The automated insulin delivery algorithm may determine a dosage of insulin to be delivered based on the collected physiological condition. Signals may be output to cause a liquid drug to be delivered to the user based on an output of the automated insulin delivery algorithm related to the determined dosage of insulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joon Bok Lee, Bonnie Dumais, Jason O'Connor, Yibin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11730511
    Abstract: Systems, instruments, methods, and compositions are described involving removing a portion of the epidermis within a donor site on a subject, and harvesting dermal plugs within the donor site. An injectable filler is formed by mincing the dermal plugs. The injectable filler is configured for injecting into a recipient site on the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SRGI Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Edward Knowlton
  • Patent number: 11730929
    Abstract: Devices and methods are discussed directed to the use of a low profile laser ablation catheter for use in laser ablation removal of arterial plaque blockages to restore blood flow in the treatment of arteriovenous fistulas. Also discussed are devices and methods directed to packaging, long term storage and sterilization of liquid core ablation catheters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: James B. Laudenslager, Dean S. Irwin
  • Patent number: 11724031
    Abstract: A drug administration controller has a sensor that generates a sensor signal to a physiological measurement device, which measures a physiological parameter in response. A control output responsive to the physiological parameter or a metric derived from the physiological parameter causes a drug administration device to affect a treatment of a person, such as by initiating, pausing, halting or adjusting a dosage of drugs administered to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 11724071
    Abstract: Vascular access system embodiments can be configured to remove gas and a piercing member from a catheter assembly. In some embodiments, vascular access systems can remove gas and at least a portion of a piercing member concurrently or simultaneously. In some embodiments, vascular access systems can remove gas before removing at least a portion of a piercing member. In several embodiments, a vascular access system can include a first barrel configured to remove gas and a second barrel configured to retract a piercing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupinder Chhikara, Srinath Lingutla, Brandon Eads
  • Patent number: 11724024
    Abstract: An inverted battery device has a pair of electrodes, first and second volumes, and an electrical conductor. One of the pair of electrodes is configured as an anode and the other is configured as a cathode. A first electrolyte solution and the anode are disposed in the first volume, while a second electrolyte solution and the cathode are disposed in the second volume. The electrical conductor extends between the first and second volumes to couple the pair of electrodes to each other such that electrons travel between the pair of electrodes. The device is constructed to produce ions rather than electrons such that an ionic current can be generated in a separate system, such as a biological system or other ionic system, when coupled between the anode and cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
    Inventors: Liangbing Hu, Chengwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11712519
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and medical device systems for automated delivery of therapies for pain and determination of need for and safety of treatment. In one embodiment, such a medical device system may comprise a sensor configured to sense at least one body signal from a patient; and a medical device configured to receive a first sensed body signal from the sensor; determine a patient pain index based at least in part on said first sensed body signal; determine whether said patient pain index is above at least a first pain index threshold; determine a safety index based at least in part on a second sensed body signal; select a pain treatment regimen based on at least one of said safety index and or a determination that said pain index is above said first pain index threshold; and deliver said pain treatment regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 11710562
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques for controlling delivery of therapy for diabetes are described. In one example, a system includes a wearable device configured to generate user activity data associated with an arm of a user; and one or more processors configured to: identify at least one gesture indicative of utilization of an injection device for preparation of an insulin injection based on the user activity data; based on the at least one identified gesture, generate information indicative of at least one of an amount or type of insulin dosage in the insulin injection by the injection device; compare the generated information to a criteria of a proper insulin injection; and output information indicative of whether the criteria is satisfied based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick E. Weydt, Pratik J. Agrawal, Louis J. Lintereur, Lavie Golenberg, David Dunleavy
  • Patent number: 11707418
    Abstract: A connector for rotatably coupling an enteral feeding solution supply tube to a circular port of a gastrostomy device wherein the connector comprises a fluid conduit having a first end configured for connection with an orifice defined in the circular port to supply the enteral feeding solution to the gastrostomy device, and a second end configured for connection to the enteral feeding solution supply tube, a pair of arms circumferentially arranged around an outer wall of the first end of the fluid conduit, each arm including a first free end and a second free end, wherein the second free end includes a catch configured to releasably engage with a circumferential rim on the circular port, and a flexible bridge connecting each arm to the first end of the fluid conduit and about which the first and second ends of each arm can be pivoted, wherein the connector is couplable to and decouplable from the circular port by pivoting the first and second ends of each arm at the flexible bridge such that the catch on the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Metis Design BV
    Inventors: Mark David Heynes, Phil Anthony Sampey, William Charles Morris, Lee Thomas Smith
  • Patent number: 11706876
    Abstract: Pre-connected analyte sensors are provided. A pre-connected analyte sensor includes a sensor carrier attached to an analyte sensor. The sensor carrier includes a substrate configured for mechanical coupling of the sensor to testing, calibration, or wearable equipment. The sensor carrier also includes conductive contacts for electrically coupling sensor electrodes to the testing, calibration, or wearable equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Charles Barry, Chris W. Dring, David A. Keller, Craig Thomas Gadd, Kyle Thomas Stewart
  • Patent number: 11699510
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, measurement values indicative of a condition of the patient provided by a sensing device, identifying an event pattern based at least in part on the measurement values for the condition and historical data associated with the patient, generating a notification indicative of the event pattern in response to identifying the event pattern, and adjusting operation of the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient in a manner that is influenced by the event pattern in response to receiving user input confirming the event pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, David Legray, Ulrich H. Rankers, Anirban Roy, Steven J. Vargas, Mahta Sadeghzadeh
  • Patent number: 11696986
    Abstract: A medication injection method where a dose set knob of a medication injection pen is rotated with respect to the housing of the medication injection pen during dose setting and dose correcting, a driver is selectively engages with the dose set knob, the driver being rotatably fixed with respect to the housing during dose setting and dose correcting, the driver is moved axially with the dose set knob during the dose setting and the dose correcting, and the driver is rotated with the dose set knob during an injection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Michael Quinn, Richard Cronenberg
  • Patent number: 11694784
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, an input meal indication, obtaining historical data for the patient associated with the input meal indication, determining an estimated carbohydrate amount corresponding to the input meal indication based at least in part on the historical data, determining a bolus dosage of the insulin based at least in part on the estimated carbohydrate amount, and operating an actuation arrangement of the infusion device to deliver the bolus dosage of the insulin to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, Anirban Roy, Patrick E. Weydt, Neha J. Parikh, Louis J. Lintereur, Di Wu
  • Patent number: 11690987
    Abstract: A device for targeted delivery of a substance to an airway may include a conduit and at least two applicators. The conduit may include a proximal end and a bifurcated distal portion having two distal ends. Each applicator may be coupled with one of the distill ends of the conduit and may be configured to direct the substance out of the applicator toward one of two sides of an airway. A method for targeted delivery of a substance to an airway may involve advancing a substance delivery device into the airway, contacting two sides of the airway with at least two applicators of the substance delivery device, such that each applicator contacts the airway near a glossopharyngeal nerve and/or a superior laryngeal nerve on each of the two sides of the airway, and delivering the substance through the applicators to contact the airway along the two sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Awair, Inc.
    Inventors: Rush L. Bartlett, II, Ryan J. F. Van Wert, Stephen J. Ruoss, Amy E. Bartlett
  • Patent number: 11688500
    Abstract: Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device capable of delivering fluid to a patient involves obtaining, by a control system associated with the infusion device, user input indicating an activity by the patient, obtaining historical data for the patient corresponding to the activity, determining a probable patient response corresponding to the activity based at least in part on the historical data for the patient, determining an adjustment for delivering the fluid by the infusion device based at least in part on the probable patient response, and operating the infusion device to deliver the fluid to the patient in accordance with the adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mahta Sadeghzadeh, Benyamin Grosman, David Legray, Ulrich H. Rankers, Anirban Roy, Steven J. Vargas