Patents by Inventor Adam S. Trock

Adam S. Trock has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11439752
    Abstract: Infusion devices, systems, and related operating methods are provided. A method of detecting an anomalous condition with respect to a fluid path based on operation of an actuation arrangement configured to deliver fluid via the fluid path involves providing input power to the actuation arrangement to produce actuation of the actuation arrangement, identifying an active amount of actuation of the actuation arrangement concurrent to the input power being provided to the actuation arrangement, disabling the input power to the actuation arrangement, identifying a passive amount of actuation of the actuation arrangement after disabling the input power to the actuation arrangement, and detecting the anomalous condition based on a relationship between the active amount and the passive amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Adam S. Trock
  • Publication number: 20220034962
    Abstract: A test system for measuring electrical current consumption of a device under test (DUT) includes a capacitor with power and ground terminals; a voltage regulator with input and output terminals; first and second switching elements; and a controller. The voltage regulator generates a DUT operating voltage based on its input voltage. The first switching element is arranged between a direct current (DC) voltage source and the regulator input, and the second switching element is arranged between the DC voltage source and the capacitor. The controller operates the switching elements to charge the capacitor, and to configure the test system for measuring operating current of the DUT using the capacitor as the power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Seth N. Kazarians, Adam S. Trock, Jalal Elidrissi, Fatemeh Delijani
  • Publication number: 20220035392
    Abstract: A linear voltage regulator with isolated supply current is disclosed. The voltage regulator is configured and controlled such that its output current closely matches its input current (any quiescent current consumed by the regulator is negligible relative to the amount of current passed by the regulator). In certain implementations, the voltage regulator is implemented as an analog component. In other implementations, the voltage regulator includes or cooperates with digital elements, such as an analog-to-digital converter, a digital processing core, or a digital-to-analog converter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Inventors: Seth N. Kazarians, Adam S. Trock, Jalal Elidrissi, Fatemeh Delijani
  • Publication number: 20210409943
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques for automatic network configuration based on biometric authentication are described herein. In one example, one or more processors may obtain first biometric data derived from one or more sensor signals generated by one or more sensors of a first device coupled to a user. The one or more processors may obtain second biometric data derived from one or more sensor signals generated by one or more sensors of a second device. The one or more processors may compare the first biometric data and the second biometric data, determine that the second device is coupled to the user based on the comparison, and establish a communication link with the second device based on the determination that the second device is coupled to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Patrick E. Weydt, Hans K. Wenstad, Adam S. Trock, Seung C. Shin, Samuel Finney
  • Publication number: 20210402089
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring a medical device with user-specific configuration data includes obtaining, by a charger device from one or more server computing devices, user-specific configuration data stored on a first medical device that is configured to provide therapy to a patient in accordance with the user-specific configuration data, and causing, by the charger device, configuration of a second medical device based on communicating the user-specific configuration data to the second medical device while the second medical device is being charged by the charger device, wherein the second medical device is a replacement device for the first medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Patrick E. Weydt, Hans K. Wenstad, Adam S. Trock, Seung C. Shin, Samuel Finney
  • Publication number: 20210407645
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring a medical device with user-specific configuration data includes determining, by a first medical device, that the first medical device is being removed from service, wherein the first medical device was previously placed into service to provide therapy to a patient in accordance with user-specific configuration data stored on the first medical device, and wherein the first medical device is to be replaced with a second medical device that is a replacement medical device for the first medical device, and causing, by the first medical device in response to determining that the first medical device is being removed from service, configuration of the second medical device to provide therapy to the patient in accordance with the user-specific configuration data, wherein causing configuration of the second medical device comprises communicating the user-specific configuration data toward the second medical device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Patrick E. Weydt, Hans K. Wenstad, Adam S. Trock, Seung C. Shin, Samuel Finney
  • Publication number: 20210407644
    Abstract: A method for automatically configuring a medical device with user-specific configuration data includes determining, by a first medical device, that the first medical device is being placed into service to provide medical therapy to a patient, wherein the first medical device is a replacement medical device for a second medical device that was previously placed into service to provide medical therapy to the patient in accordance with user-specific configuration data stored on the second medical device, communicating, by the first medical device, data indicative of the first medical device being placed into service, after communicating the data indicative of the first medical device being placed into service, obtaining, by the first medical device, the user-specific configuration data stored on the second medical device, and configuring, by the first medical device, the first medical device to provide therapy in accordance with the obtained user-specific configuration data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: December 30, 2021
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Patrick E. Weydt, Hans K. Wenstad, Adam S. Trock, Seung C. Shin, Samuel Finney
  • Publication number: 20210281093
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for dynamic management of charge. A method involves obtaining an estimated readiness time for an energy storage element, obtaining a target state of charge for the energy storage element, calculating an estimated charging time based at least in part on a difference between the target state of charge and a current state of charge, using a first charging rate to charge the energy storage element to an intermediate state of charge responsive to determining a time difference between the estimated readiness time and a first time is greater than the estimated charging time, maintaining the energy storage element at the intermediate state of charge, and responsive to determining a time difference between the estimated readiness time and a second time is less than the estimated charging time, using a second charging rate to charge the energy storage element to the target state of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jalal Elidrissi, Adam S. Trock, Fatemeh Delijani, Seth N. Kazarians, Zhaleh Lotfi, Afshin Bazargan
  • Publication number: 20210281092
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided for networked dynamic management of charge. A processor-implemented method involves charging an energy storage element from an initial state of charge to a holding state of charge, maintaining the energy storage element at the holding state of charge, receiving, via a network, an indication to complete charging the energy storage element, and in response to receiving the indication, charging the energy storage element from the holding state of charge to a target state of charge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Jalal Elidrissi, Adam S. Trock, Fatemeh Delijani, Seth N. Kazarians, Zhaleh Lotfi, Afshin Bazargan
  • Patent number: 11075006
    Abstract: Medical devices and related systems and operating methods for communicating data therewith are provided. An exemplary method involves the medical device detecting an interfacing device coupled to the medical device via a physical communications medium, initializing a wireless communications session with the interfacing device in response to detecting the interfacing device, modulating an electrical signal between the interfacing device and the medical device to transmit data from the medical device to the interfacing device via the physical communications medium, and receiving communications, such as acknowledgments of the transmitted data, from the interfacing device via the wireless communications session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Adam S. Trock
  • Publication number: 20210151161
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Inventors: Fatemeh Delijani, Adam S. Trock, Seth N. Kazarians, Jalal Elidrissi
  • Patent number: 10948510
    Abstract: A method for determining a volume of fluid dispensed into a test housing includes creating an electrical potential across at least one input electrode of a plurality of input electrodes and at least one output electrode of a plurality of output electrodes. The input electrodes and the output electrodes are each coupled to the test housing. The method includes receiving at least one signal from the at least one output electrode based on the fluid dispensed into the test housing. The method includes calculating the volume of fluid dispensed into the test housing based on the at least one signal received from the at least one output electrode, a dimension associated with an internal channel defined within the test housing, and a distance between two input electrodes of the plurality of input electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edward C. Morrow, Carl A. Link, Adam S. Trock, Andrew E. Weaver, Roshanne Malekmadani
  • Patent number: 10946140
    Abstract: A test system for measuring a volume of fluid dispensed by a fluid infusion device includes a test housing. The test housing includes an inlet and an internal channel. The inlet is to be coupled to the fluid infusion device to receive the volume of fluid, and the internal channel is in fluid communication with the inlet. The test system includes an input electrode coupled to the internal channel to be in fluid communication with the volume of fluid, and an output electrode coupled to the internal channel to be in fluid communication with the volume of fluid. The test system includes a power source configured to create a voltage potential between the input electrode and the output electrode. The volume of fluid in the internal channel conducts current between the input electrode and the output electrode to facilitate measurement of the volume of fluid dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edward C. Morrow, Carl A. Link, Adam S. Trock, Andrew E. Weaver, Roshanne Malekmadani
  • Publication number: 20210025912
    Abstract: A method for determining a volume of fluid dispensed into a test housing includes creating an electrical potential across at least one input electrode of a plurality of input electrodes and at least one output electrode of a plurality of output electrodes. The input electrodes and the output electrodes are each coupled to the test housing. The method includes receiving at least one signal from the at least one output electrode based on the fluid dispensed into the test housing. The method includes calculating the volume of fluid dispensed into the test housing based on the at least one signal received from the at least one output electrode, a dimension associated with an internal channel defined within the test housing, and a distance between two input electrodes of the plurality of input electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Edward C. Morrow, Carl A. Link, Adam S. Trock, Andrew E. Weaver, Roshanne Malekmadani
  • Publication number: 20200384192
    Abstract: Fluid infusion systems such as a wearable fluid infusion device devoid of a user interface includes a housing configured to accommodate a fluid reservoir. The housing has a largest and a smallest dimension. The wearable fluid infusion device includes a drive system configured to be serially coupled to the fluid reservoir such that a dimension of the drive system and the fluid reservoir is less than or equal to the largest dimension. The wearable fluid infusion device includes a planar battery. The planar battery has a plurality of faces comprising one or more faces having a largest area, and the planar battery is situated such that the one or more faces are parallel to the largest dimension and the smallest dimension. The wearable fluid infusion device includes a means for coupling the housing with an adhesive plate configured to couple the wearable fluid infusion device to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Ellis Garai, Adam S. Trock, Isabella Ella Miya, Xinrui Zhang
  • Publication number: 20200384197
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system includes a housing configured to be adhesively coupled to an anatomy of the user. The housing comprises a communication device configured to wirelessly communicate a physiological characteristic to a communication component of a fluid infusion device. The fluid infusion system includes a fluid flow path from the fluid infusion device into the anatomy of the user, and the fluid flow path is configured to extend from the housing for insertion into the anatomy of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Chiu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Ellis Garai, Akhil Srinivasan, Andrea Varsavsky, Adam S. Trock, Ashwin K. Rao, Hsifu Wang, Daniel E. Pesantez, Isabella Ella Miya, Xinrui Zhang, Guruguhan Meenakshisundaram
  • Publication number: 20200384193
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system includes a housing configured to be adhesively coupled to an anatomy of a user, and a tube configured to extend from the housing for insertion into the anatomy of the user. The tube includes a plurality of conduits defined within the tube. The plurality of conduits include a fluid delivery conduit configured to facilitate a fluidic connection between a fluid source and the anatomy of the user, and one or more conduits configured to accommodate a plurality of electrodes for determining a physiological characteristic of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Publication date: December 10, 2020
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Chiu, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Ellis Garai, Akhil Srinivasan, Andrea Varsavsky, Adam S. Trock, Ashwin K. Rao, Hsifu Wang, Daniel E. Pesantez, Isabella Ella Miya, Xinrui Zhang, Guruguhan Meenakshisundaram
  • Publication number: 20200355716
    Abstract: A method for determining a volume of fluid dispensed into a test housing includes creating an electrical potential across at least one input electrode of a plurality of input electrodes and at least one output electrode of a plurality of output electrodes. The input electrodes and the output electrodes are each coupled to the test housing. The method includes receiving at least one signal from the at least one output electrode based on the fluid dispensed into the test housing. The method includes calculating the volume of fluid dispensed into the test housing based on the at least one signal received from the at least one output electrode, a dimension associated with an internal channel defined within the test housing, and a distance between two input electrodes of the plurality of input electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Edward C. Morrow, Carl A. Link, Adam S. Trock, Andrew E. Weaver, Roshanne Malekmadani
  • Patent number: 10830785
    Abstract: A method for determining a volume of fluid dispensed into a test housing includes creating an electrical potential across at least one input electrode of a plurality of input electrodes and at least one output electrode of a plurality of output electrodes. The input electrodes and the output electrodes are each coupled to the test housing. The method includes receiving at least one signal from the at least one output electrode based on the fluid dispensed into the test housing. The method includes calculating the volume of fluid dispensed into the test housing based on the at least one signal received from the at least one output electrode, a dimension associated with an internal channel defined within the test housing, and a distance between two input electrodes of the plurality of input electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Edward C. Morrow, Carl A. Link, Adam S. Trock, Andrew E. Weaver, Roshanne Malekmadani
  • Patent number: 10821222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The cap and the infusion pump are each provided with at least one sensor or at least one detectable feature, arranged to interact with at least one corresponding detectable feature or sensor on the other of the cap and infusion pump device, to detect one or more of the presence, position or other characteristic of the cap when the cap is aligned or coupled with the infusion pump housing. The detectable feature and sensor may be magnetic, RF, mechanical, optical or any combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob E. Pananen, Afshin Bazargan, Juan M. Alderete, Jr., Sherif M. Ali, Benjamin A. Grover, Edgardo C. Halili, Susan McConnell Montalvo, Anthony C. Ng, Ulrich H. Rankers, Vaughn S. Sakae, Pablo Vazquez, Andrew E. Weaver, Matthew William Yavorsky, Edmond W. Yu, Jennifer L. Wagner, Mark Lin, Arsen Ibranyan, R. Marie Tieck, Adam S. Trock, Eric M. Lorenzen