Patents by Inventor Avi M. Robbins

Avi M. Robbins 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: 9271667
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including an independent drive core mechanism incorporating all or a substantial portion of the functional components of the lancing device, whereby the independent drive core mechanism can be incorporated into multiple different external housing configurations for more efficient design and manufacture. Axial adjustment of the position of the independent drive core mechanism within the housing provides lancing penetration depth control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 8870903
    Abstract: A device for sampling and/or analyzing blood or other body fluid of a subject. A housing contains a plurality of lancets and optionally includes test elements to take up a sample of blood, an evaluation system and a display. A complete system that can be handled as a single device, for example in the form of a wristwatch, includes a multiplicity of test elements and lancets, which can be brought successively to a working position to perform multiple measurements. A cassette or carrier includes multiple lancets and/or test elements, for insertion into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. LeVaughn, Gwenn E. Kennedy, Christopher J. Ruf, Mitchell A. Solis, Avi M. Robbins, Jason R. Heath, Wolfgang Ostertag, Armin Lohrengel, Herbert Stohr
  • Patent number: 8574255
    Abstract: In combination, a blood glucose testing meter comprising a slot for receiving a test strip, a display, one or more control devices, and a battery compartment and a lancing device for releasable coupling to the blood glucose test meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device releasably couples directly to the testing meter over the battery compartment. Optionally, the lancing device is mounted to a mounting clip releasably coupled to the testing meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device comprises a housing, a lancet opening disposed at one end of the housing, an energizing member for charging the lancing device, and a release button for activating a lancet within the lancing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Stout, Avi M. Robbins, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20130289598
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes an advancing mechanism that advances lancets within the cartridge into an active position, separates a protective cap from the active lancet, and energize a drive mechanism of the lancing device. A cap displacement mechanism moves the separated cap out of the travel path of the active lancet. In a first example embodiment, the cap displacement mechanism includes a cantilevered spring arm that displaces the detached cap of the active lancet. In a second example embodiment, the cap displacement mechanism includes a spring-biased cam-driven plunger that displaces the detached cap of the active lancet. Then an activation mechanism releases the energized active lancet to traverse the unobstructed lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin at a desired lancing site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: William E. Conway, Christopher J. Ruf, John C. Irwin, Stephen J. Flynn, Avi M. Robbins, Brian D. VANHIEL, Brian D. LEUTZ, Richard W. LeVAUGHN, Michael V. LIPOMA
  • Patent number: 8512367
    Abstract: A housing and an internal mechanism including a blade, a dual-link drive mechanism, and a trigger. The blade is driven by the drive mechanism through a rotating and translating slicing motion that defines a sampling sequence, from a first retracted position to an extended position to a second retracted position. The dual-link drive mechanism includes a blade link arm coupled to the blade, a rotary drive link arm that drives the blade arm, a drive spring that drives the a rotary drive arm, and a cam-and-follower mechanism that guides the blade arm as it is driven by the rotary drive arm. The trigger is operable to release the dual-link drive mechanism to propel the blade through the sampling sequence. And a sterility cap protects the blade and prevents operation of the device prior to removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, Gil Kan
  • Patent number: 8512366
    Abstract: A lancing device having a housing with a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The lancing device also has a lancet carrier translatably supported with respect to the housing. The lancet carrier has a proximal end and a distal end. The lancing device additionally has a depth-control mechanism with a positioning tab adapted to engage the housing, and a tether secured with respect to the positioning tab and the lancet carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Avi M. Robbins
  • Publication number: 20120316592
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including an independent drive core mechanism incorporating all or a substantial portion of the functional components of the lancing device, whereby the independent drive core mechanism can be incorporated into multiple different external housing configurations for more efficient design and manufacture. Axial adjustment of the position of the independent drive core mechanism within the housing provides lancing penetration depth control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. ROBBINS, David R. BUENGER
  • Publication number: 20120302919
    Abstract: A lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes a drive mechanism, an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism. The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide controls an indexing mechanism, a charger mechanism, and a cap-displacement mechanism. The indexing mechanism sequentially advances the lancets to an active position. The charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and removes the lancet caps. And the cap-displacement mechanism moves the separated caps from the lancing stroke path. The activation mechanism then releases the charged lancet to traverse the lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin. Some embodiments include an anti-reverse mechanism to prevent reuse of the lancets, and some include an emergency lancet reuse mechanism that permits emergency reuse of the last lancet. And some embodiments include a movable depth-control wall for providing control and adjustment of the lancing penetration depth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. ROBBINS, Myra Aileen KINCAID, Ernest Lee SON
  • Patent number: 8298255
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes an advancing mechanism that advances lancets within the cartridge into an active position, separates a protective cap from the active lancet, and energize a drive mechanism of the lancing device. A cap displacement mechanism moves the separated cap out of the travel path of the active lancet. In a first example embodiment, the cap displacement mechanism includes a cantilevered spring arm that displaces the detached cap of the active lancet. In a second example embodiment, the cap displacement mechanism includes a spring-biased cam-driven plunger that displaces the detached cap of the active lancet. Then an activation mechanism releases the energized active lancet to traverse the unobstructed lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin at a desired lancing site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William E. Conway, Christopher J. Ruf, John C. Irwin, Stephen J. Flynn, Avi M. Robbins, Brian D. VanHiel, Brian D. Leutz, Richard W. LeVaughn, Michael V. Lipoma
  • Patent number: 8267950
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including an independent drive core mechanism incorporating all or a substantial portion of the functional components of the lancing device, whereby the independent drive core mechanism can be incorporated into multiple different external housing configurations for more efficient design and manufacture. Axial adjustment of the position of the independent drive core mechanism within the housing provides lancing penetration depth control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 8221332
    Abstract: A lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge The lancing device includes a drive mechanism an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide controls an indexing mechanism, a charger mechanism, and a cap-displacement mechanism. The indexing mechanism sequentially advances the lancets to an active position The charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and removes the lancet caps And the cap-displacement mechanism moves the separated caps from the lancing stroke path The activation mechanism then releases the charged lancet to traverse the lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin Some embodiments include an anti-reverse mechanism to prevent reuse of the lancets, and some include an emergency lancet reuse mechanism that permits emergency reuse of the last lancet And some embodiments include a movable depth-control wall for providing control and adjustment of the lancing penetration depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, Myra Aileen Kincaid, Ernest Lee Son
  • Patent number: 8142466
    Abstract: A lancing device including a drive mechanism with a drive spring and a lancet carrier engaged and driven by the drive spring, and further including a lancet with a sharp lancing tip, wherein the lancet floats relative to the carrier and is decoupled from the drive mechanism during at least a portion of a lancing stroke. In one example embodiment the lancet is held in a sled that floats in the carrier, and in another example embodiment the lancet by itself floats in the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Lipoma, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20110313438
    Abstract: A lancing device having a housing with a proximal end, a distal end and a longitudinal axis. The lancing device also has a lancet carrier translatably supported with respect to the housing. The lancet carrier has a proximal end and a distal end. The lancing device additionally has a depth-control mechanism with a positioning tab adapted to engage the housing, and a tether secured with respect to the positioning tab and the lancet carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Avi M. ROBBINS
  • Publication number: 20110196261
    Abstract: A lancing device having improved guidance features and a drive mechanism subassembly that is generically compatible with a variety of outer housing configurations, and an improved assembly method for fabricating a lancing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Avi M. ROBBINS, Gil KAN, Brian M. COLLINS, Christopher J. RUF
  • Patent number: 7972281
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a test sample from a specimen using a lancet system includes engaging a lancet driver against a drive wing of a lancet system, the lancet system having a major portion of a lancet member slidably engaged within a lancet carrier and a sensor strip with a sample chamber attached to the lancet carrier, the lancet system having a lance connected to a first end of a lancet body of the lancet member wherein the lance is movable from a retracted position within the lancet carrier to an extended position outside the lancet carrier, the drive wing extending outwardly and transversely from the lancet body, the major portion of the lancet member having a sinuous portion with a distal end restricted from movement by the lancet carrier, the sinuous portion being non-compressible when initially disposed within the lancet carrier wherein the drive wing prevents the sinuous portion from being compressed, moving the drive wing with the lancet driver a predetermined distance causing the lancet tip to move
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Nova Biomedical Corporation
    Inventors: James Fowler, Robert Daggett, Garland O'Connell, James S. Sidwell, Avi M. Robbins, Chris Ruf, Jeffrey T. Stout
  • Publication number: 20110144537
    Abstract: A housing and an internal mechanism including a blade, a dual-link drive mechanism, and a trigger. The blade is driven by the drive mechanism through a rotating and translating slicing motion that defines a sampling sequence, from a first retracted position to an extended position to a second retracted position. The dual-link drive mechanism includes a blade link arm coupled to the blade, a rotary drive link arm that drives the blade arm, a drive spring that drives the a rotary drive arm, and a cam-and-follower mechanism that guides the blade arm as it is driven by the rotary drive arm. The trigger is operable to release the dual-link drive mechanism to propel the blade through the sampling sequence. And a sterility cap protects the blade and prevents operation of the device prior to removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. ROBBINS, Gil KAN
  • Patent number: 7883473
    Abstract: A device (302) for sampling and/or analyzing blood or other body fluid of a subject. A housing (306) contains a plurality of lancets (308) and optionally includes test elements (324) to take up a sample of blood, an evaluation system and a display. A complete system that can be handled as a single device, for example in the form of a wristwatch, includes a multiplicity of test elements (324) and lancets (308), which can be brought successively to a working position to perform multiple measurements. A cassette or carrier (320) includes multiple lancets (308) and/or test elements (324), for insertion into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. LeVaughn, Gwenn E. Kennedy, Christopher J. Ruf, Mitchell Solis, Avi M. Robbins, Jason R. Heath, Wolfgang Ostertag, Armin Lohrengel, Herbert Stohr
  • Patent number: 7837633
    Abstract: A medical lancing device including a replaceable multi-lancet cartridge. The lancing device includes a drive mechanism, an activation mechanism, and an advancing mechanism. The advancing mechanism includes a linear-pull slide that is moved in and out to operate an indexing ratchet mechanism, a cam-guided charger mechanism, and a cam-guided lancet cap displacement mechanism. The indexing ratchet mechanism sequentially advances the lancets in the cartridge to an active position. The cam-guided charger mechanism charges the drive mechanism and separates the cap from the active lancet. And the cam-guided cap displacement mechanism moves the separated cap from the lancing stroke path of the active lancet. The activation mechanism then releases the charged active lancet to traverse the unobstructed lancing stroke path to pierce the subject's skin at a desired lancing site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William E. Conway, Christopher J. Ruf, John C. Irwin, Stephen J. Flynn, Avi M. Robbins, Brian D. Vanhiel, Brian D. Leutz, Richard W. LeVaughn, Michael V. Lipoma, Bradley Koeppel, David Andel
  • Publication number: 20100191149
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a test sample from a specimen using a lancet system includes engaging a lancet driver against a drive wing of a lancet system, the lancet system having a major portion of a lancet member slidably engaged within a lancet carrier and a sensor strip with a sample chamber attached to the lancet carrier, the lancet system having a lance connected to a first end of a lancet body of the lancet member wherein the lance is movable from a retracted position within the lancet carrier to an extended position outside the lancet carrier, the drive wing extending outwardly and transversely from the lancet body, the major portion of the lancet member having a sinuous portion with a distal end restricted from movement by the lancet carrier, the sinuous portion being non-compressible when initially disposed within the lancet carrier wherein the drive wing prevents the sinuous portion from being compressed, moving the drive wing with the lancet driver a predetermined distance causing the lancet tip to move
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventors: James Fowler, Robert Daggett, Garland O'Connell, James S. Sidwell, Avi M. Robbins, Chris Ruf, Jeffrey T. Stout
  • Publication number: 20100160831
    Abstract: In combination, a blood glucose testing meter comprising a slot for receiving a test strip, a display, one or more control devices, and a battery compartment and a lancing device for releasable coupling to the blood glucose test meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device releasably couples directly to the testing meter over the battery compartment. Optionally, the lancing device is mounted to a mounting clip releasably coupled to the testing meter over the battery compartment. The lancing device comprises a housing, a lancet opening disposed at one end of the housing, an energizing member for charging the lancing device, and a release button for activating a lancet within the lancing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. STOUT, Avi M. ROBBINS, David R. BUENGER