Patents by Inventor Anthony J. Uberta, III

Anthony J. Uberta, III 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: 10352895
    Abstract: A system and method for testing and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing medical device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Derek C. Lotarski, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Publication number: 20170212096
    Abstract: A system and method for testing and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing medical device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: James R. HANSON, Derek C. LOTARSKI, Matthew C. SAUERS, Anthony J. UBERTA, III
  • Patent number: 9638660
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Derek C. Lotarski, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Patent number: 9614202
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a battery well and a plurality of tabs. The battery well may receive a disk-shaped battery and may include an annular sidewall, an open end, an end wall and a recess. The open end may be disposed at a first end of the sidewall. The end wall may be substantially perpendicular to the sidewall at a second end of the sidewall and axially between the recess and the open end. The recess may be disposed at the second end of the sidewall and adjacent the end wall. The recess may be adapted to receive a portion of the battery therein. The tabs may be disposed at the open end and may extend radially inward from the sidewall to releasably retain the battery in the battery well. The tabs may define a plane that is substantially parallel to the end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Rolfs, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Publication number: 20160290951
    Abstract: An analyte meter, such as a blood glucose meter, uses electrochemical test strips and has a contoured strip port to improve electrochemical test strip reliability. The analyte meter has a strip connector with strip terminals that electrically connected to strip electrodes when a test strip is inserted through the strip port opening next to the strip connector. The contoured strip port is located next to the strip connector and comprises a strip shelf having side guides for aligning the test strip with the strip port, a strip port opening having a bottom opening extending from a first bottom edge to a second bottom edge, top guides located at a first top edge and a second top edge, and a contoured top extending between the top guides creating an arched clearance above the bottom opening to provide clearance for test strip electrical traces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Caleb J. Coburn, Randall K. Riggles, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Patent number: 9039876
    Abstract: A test strip ejector system for receiving and ejecting a fluid testing medical device test strip includes a mechanism assembly supported by the device whereby user actuation of the mechanism assembly induces displacement of the test strip in at least a test strip ejection direction to eject the test strip. The mechanism assembly includes a power source and an electric motor such as a piezo-electric linear micro motor connected to the power source. The electric motor has an armature displaced when the electric motor is energized. A digital display/user interface is provided. Selection of an ejection function presented on the digital display/user interface initiates operation of the electric motor and displacement of the armature thereby displacing the test strip in the ejection direction. An operating system including a microprocessor is connected to the display/user interface. The microprocessor controls direction of operation and operating speed of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Clint A. Ecoff, Bryan Rolfs, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Publication number: 20150118534
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a battery well and a plurality of tabs. The battery well may receive a disk-shaped battery and may include an annular sidewall, an open end, an end wall and a recess. The open end may be disposed at a first end of the sidewall. The end wall may be substantially perpendicular to the sidewall at a second end of the sidewall and axially between the recess and the open end. The recess may be disposed at the second end of the sidewall and adjacent the end wall. The recess may be adapted to receive a portion of the battery therein. The tabs may be disposed at the open end and may extend radially inward from the sidewall to releasably retain the battery in the battery well. The tabs may define a plane that is substantially parallel to the end wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Rolfs, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Patent number: 8894262
    Abstract: A handheld test strip illumination device includes a housing. A strip connector positioned within the housing receives a first portion of a test strip in a test strip test position. A light source is positioned within the housing. A lens/light reflecting device is aligned to receive photons emitted from the light source and direct the photons onto the first portion of the test strip within the strip connector. The first portion of the test strip within the strip connector includes a longitudinal transparent layer receiving the photons emitted from the lens/light reflecting device within the housing. The photons pass through the longitudinal transparent layer and are emitted from the longitudinal transparent layer in a second portion of the test strip positioned outside of the housing, thereby illuminating a dose area of the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostic Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Garrett S. Yesmunt
  • Publication number: 20140254170
    Abstract: A handheld test strip illumination device includes a housing. A strip connector positioned within the housing receives a first portion of a test strip in a test strip test position. A light source is positioned within the housing. A lens/light reflecting device is aligned to receive photons emitted from the light source and direct the photons onto the first portion of the test strip within the strip connector. The first portion of the test strip within the strip connector includes a longitudinal transparent layer receiving the photons emitted from the lens/light reflecting device within the housing. The photons pass through the longitudinal transparent layer and are emitted from the longitudinal transparent layer in a second portion of the test strip positioned outside of the housing, thereby illuminating a dose area of the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Garrett S. Yesmunt
  • Publication number: 20140166482
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Derek C. Lotarski, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Patent number: 8715571
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Derek C. Lotarski, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Publication number: 20140005507
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving and ejecting a test strip of a fluid testing device. The system includes parallel first and second guide rails defining a rail cavity between the guide rails. A sled includes a sled post and opposed first and second side leg sets each having at least one deflectable leg. Each of the deflectable legs is externally slidably engaged to one of the guide rails limiting the sled to only sliding motion in either a loading direction or an opposite ejection direction. An actuator arm is rotatably connected to a mechanism assembly. The sled post is received in an actuator arm slot. Actuator arm rotation in a loading rotational direction displaces the sled in the loading direction in a sliding motion. Subsequent opposite rotation of the actuator arm in an ejection rotational direction displaces the sled in the ejection direction and ejects the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James R. Hanson, Derek C. Lotarski, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Publication number: 20140001044
    Abstract: A test strip ejector system for receiving and ejecting a fluid testing medical device test strip includes a mechanism assembly supported by the device whereby user actuation of the mechanism assembly induces displacement of the test strip in at least a test strip ejection direction to eject the test strip. The mechanism assembly includes a power source and an electric motor such as a piezo-electric linear micro motor connected to the power source. The electric motor has an armature displaced when the electric motor is energized. A digital display/user interface is provided. Selection of an ejection function presented on the digital display/user interface initiates operation of the electric motor and displacement of the armature thereby displacing the test strip in the ejection direction. An operating system including a microprocessor is connected to the display/user interface. The microprocessor controls direction of operation and operating speed of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Clint A. Ecoff, Bryan Rolfs, Anthony J. Uberta, III
  • Patent number: D721178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Z. Harkin, Sebastian Liedtke, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Scott A. Wooldridge
  • Patent number: D747490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Z. Harkin, Sebastian Liedtke, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Scott A. Wooldridge