Patents by Inventor Alexander E. Holmes

Alexander E. Holmes 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: 10455639
    Abstract: A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment, the battery casing defining an interior volume; a translator having a first antenna operable to communicate with the first apparatus, a second antenna operable to communicate with the second apparatus, and a translator circuit operably connected between the first antenna and the second antenna; and a battery operably connected to power the translator. The translator circuit is operable to translate between the first wireless protocol and the second wireless protocol. The translator and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Holmes, Darren Y. K. Yap
  • Publication number: 20180255609
    Abstract: A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment, the battery casing defining an interior volume; a translator having a first antenna operable to communicate with the first apparatus, a second antenna operable to communicate with the second apparatus, and a translator circuit operably connected between the first antenna and the second antenna; and a battery operably connected to power the translator. The translator circuit is operable to translate between the first wireless protocol and the second wireless protocol. The translator and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander E. Holmes, Darren Y.K. Yap
  • Patent number: 9992818
    Abstract: A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment, the battery casing defining an interior volume; a translator having a first antenna operable to communicate with the first apparatus, a second antenna operable to communicate with the second apparatus, and a translator circuit operably connected between the first antenna and the second antenna; and a battery operably connected to power the translator. The translator circuit is operable to translate between the first wireless protocol and the second wireless protocol. The translator and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Holmes, Darren Y. K. Yap
  • Patent number: 9885650
    Abstract: An accelerated life testing device and method including an accelerated life testing method for a test piece within a test chamber, the method including: establishing a first atmosphere within the test chamber; changing the first atmosphere to a second atmosphere to form a deposition layer on the test piece; changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to remove the deposition layer from the test piece; and repeating the changing the first atmosphere to the second atmosphere and the changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to form an oxidation layer on the test piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Y. K. Yap, Alexander E. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20170099698
    Abstract: A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment, the battery casing defining an interior volume; a translator having a first antenna operable to communicate with the first apparatus, a second antenna operable to communicate with the second apparatus, and a translator circuit operably connected between the first antenna and the second antenna; and a battery operably connected to power the translator. The translator circuit is operable to translate between the first wireless protocol and the second wireless protocol. The translator and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander E. Holmes, Darren Y.K. Yap
  • Publication number: 20170095610
    Abstract: A personal injection device wearable by a user to deliver fluid from a reservoir to the user, the personal injection device including: a quartz oscillator operable to generate a constant frequency signal; a control circuit operably connected to the quartz oscillator, the control circuit being operable to generate a drive signal in response to the constant frequency signal; a stator operably connected to the control circuit and defining a rotor gap, the stator being operable to generate an oscillatory field in the rotor gap in response to the drive signal; a magnetic rotor disposed in the rotor gap, the magnetic rotor being operable to rotate in response to the oscillatory field; and a pump operably connected to the magnetic rotor, the pump being operable to move the fluid from the reservoir to the user in response to the rotation of the magnetic rotor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander E. Holmes, Darren Y.K. Yap
  • Patent number: 9592335
    Abstract: An insulin pump data acquisition device including: an insulin pump casing having an interior volume; an environmental sensor operable to generate environmental data in response to environmental conditions; memory operably connected to the environmental sensor, the memory being operable to store the environmental data; a controller operably connected to the environmental sensor and the memory, the controller being operable to control reading of the environmental data from the environmental sensor and writing of the environmental data to the memory; and a battery operably connected to power the environmental sensor, the memory, and the controller; wherein the environmental sensor, the memory, the controller, and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Y. K. Yap, Solomon Li, Alexander E. Holmes, William Jackson Dannemann
  • Publication number: 20160131571
    Abstract: An accelerated life testing device and method including an accelerated life testing method for a test piece within a test chamber, the method including: establishing a first atmosphere within the test chamber; changing the first atmosphere to a second atmosphere to form a deposition layer on the test piece; changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to remove the deposition layer from the test piece; and repeating the changing the first atmosphere to the second atmosphere and the changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to form an oxidation layer on the test piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: Darren Y.K. Yap, Alexander E. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20160106910
    Abstract: An insulin pump data acquisition device including: an insulin pump casing having an interior volume; an environmental sensor operable to generate environmental data in response to environmental conditions; memory operably connected to the environmental sensor, the memory being operable to store the environmental data; a controller operably connected to the environmental sensor and the memory, the controller being operable to control reading of the environmental data from the environmental sensor and writing of the environmental data to the memory; and a battery operably connected to power the environmental sensor, the memory, and the controller; wherein the environmental sensor, the memory, the controller, and the battery are disposed within the interior volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 21, 2016
    Inventors: Darren Y.K. Yap, Solomon Li, Alexander E. Holmes, William Jackson Dannemann
  • Patent number: 9267875
    Abstract: An accelerated life testing device and method including an accelerated life testing method for a test piece within a test chamber, the method including: establishing a first atmosphere within the test chamber; changing the first atmosphere to a second atmosphere to form a deposition layer on the test piece; changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to remove the deposition layer from the test piece; and repeating the changing the first atmosphere to the second atmosphere and the changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to form an oxidation layer on the test piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Y. K. Yap, Alexander E. Holmes
  • Publication number: 20150135862
    Abstract: An accelerated life testing device and method including an accelerated life testing method for a test piece within a test chamber, the method including: establishing a first atmosphere within the test chamber; changing the first atmosphere to a second atmosphere to form a deposition layer on the test piece; changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to remove the deposition layer from the test piece; and repeating the changing the first atmosphere to the second atmosphere and the changing the second atmosphere to the first atmosphere to form an oxidation layer on the test piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Darren Y.K. Yap, Alexander E. Holmes