Patents by Inventor Brett Schleicher

Brett Schleicher 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: 10993696
    Abstract: A plunger head for a medication injection device includes a first ultrasonic transducer coupled to emit ultrasonic signals, where the first ultrasonic transducer is oriented within the plunger head to send the ultrasonic signals along a length of a barrel of the medication injection device when the plunger head is disposed in the barrel. A second ultrasonic transducer is disposed within the plunger head and oriented to receive reflections of the ultrasonic signals. A controller is disposed in the plunger head and coupled to the first ultrasonic transducer and the second ultrasonic transducer. The controller includes logic that when executed by the controller causes the controller to perform operations including instructing the first ultrasonic transducer to emit the ultrasonic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov
  • Publication number: 20210113779
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a stopper adapted for use in a drug delivery device. In one implementation, the stopper includes a rigid casing having a shape adapted to fit within a barrel of the drug delivery device; electronics disposed and sealed within the rigid casing; and an elastomeric seal disposed around at least a dispensing end of the rigid casing and a side of the rigid casing. The electronics include a power source and at least one of a transducer or a sensor coupled to the power source. The elastomeric seal comprises a single continuous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: April 22, 2021
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Chuangang Lin, James Etzkorn
  • Patent number: 10960132
    Abstract: In some examples, a fluid delivery device is described. The fluid deliver device includes a housing; a reservoir disposed within the housing, the fluid reservoir defining a fluid outlet at a first end of the fluid reservoir; a plunger assembly disposed within the fluid reservoir, the plunger assembly including a friction clutch; and a seal engaged with an interior surface of the fluid reservoir to prevent movement of a material within the fluid reservoir past the seal; and a motive element in communication with a first end of the plunger assembly and configured to apply a motive force on the first end of the plunger assembly towards the first end of the fluid reservoir, wherein the friction clutch is configured to apply a frictional force to the interior surface of the fluid reservoir to resist the motive force, and wherein operation of the friction clutch enables motive force to overcome the frictional force to allow the plunger assembly to translate towards the first end of the fluid reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: Brett Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10953155
    Abstract: A plunger head for a fluid injection device includes a transducer disposed in the plunger head to measure a compressive force when applied to the plunger head. The plunger head also includes a power source and a microcontroller disposed in the plunger head. The microcontroller is coupled to the power source and the transducer, and the microcontroller is coupled to enter a high-power mode in response to sensing application of the compressive force to the plunger head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov
  • Patent number: 10869967
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rigid sensor stopper adapted for use in a drug delivery device. In one implementation, a rigid sensor stopper may include a transducer, a power source, a rigid molding or casing, and at least one elastomeric seal. The molding may be formed from overmolding or insert molding, and the casing may be formed from injection molding, machining, or forged casing. The at least one elastomeric seal may include at least two o-rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Chuangang Lin, James Etzkorn
  • Patent number: 10729347
    Abstract: A device may include a housing, a light-permeable electrode, a computing device, and a display or other light-processing element. The display or other light-processing element may be positioned at least partly within the housing. The device components may be arranged to permit passage of light through the light-permeable electrode and relative to the light-processing element. The computing device may utilize electrical activity signal information from the light-permeable electrode to determine electrocardiogram (ECG) information or other information about the body of a user of the device. For example, the computing device may cause such ECG information to be projected through the light-permeable electrode by the display or other light-processing device and/or obtain additional information based on light received through the light-permeable electrode by the display or other light-processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventor: Brett Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10732270
    Abstract: A drug cartridge to dispense an injectable fluid includes a drug cartridge body with an interior cavity, a neck region, and a bottom region. The neck region is opposite the bottom region and the interior cavity of the drug cartridge narrows in the neck region and is wider than most of the neck region in the bottom region. A transducer is coupled to emit sonic waves into the interior cavity towards the neck region, and the neck region is geometrically oriented to reflect the sonic waves back from the neck region towards the bottom region to be received by the transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow
  • Publication number: 20200086059
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plunger head for a medication injection device includes assembling at least a portion of a first component, assembling at least a portion of a second component, and assembling the first component into a cavity of the second component. The first component has a distal end and a proximal end, the distal end being configured for insertion into a barrel of the medication injection device before the proximal end, and the first component houses at least one electronic component. The second component is configured to at least partially surround the first component and to separate the first component from a medication contained within the barrel of the medication injection device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Applicant: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Russell Mirov, Benjamin David Krasnow, Peter Howard Smith, Travis Deyle, Brett Schleicher
  • Patent number: 10518039
    Abstract: Various apparatuses and methods for tracking the administration of medication by medication injection devices are provided. A plunger head for a medication injection device may include a first component that houses electronic components and a second component that couples to the first component to form the plunger head. When the plunger head is installed within a barrel of the medication injection device the second component may separate the first component from medication contained within the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Russell Mirov, Benjamin David Krasnow, Peter Howard Smith, Travis Deyle, Brett Schleicher
  • Publication number: 20190175145
    Abstract: A plunger head for a medication injection device includes a first ultrasonic transducer coupled to emit ultrasonic signals, where the first ultrasonic transducer is oriented within the plunger head to send the ultrasonic signals along a length of a barrel of the medication injection device when the plunger head is disposed in the barrel. A second ultrasonic transducer is disposed within the plunger head and oriented to receive reflections of the ultrasonic signals. A controller is disposed in the plunger head and coupled to the first ultrasonic transducer and the second ultrasonic transducer. The controller includes logic that when executed by the controller causes the controller to perform operations including instructing the first ultrasonic transducer to emit the ultrasonic signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov
  • Publication number: 20190022328
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a pen body of a drug injection pen including a dosage injection mechanism that produces a rotational motion when the drug injection pen dispenses a fluid. The apparatus also includes a button housing with at least part of a dosage measurement system disposed within the button housing. At least part of the dosage measurement system is coupled to receive the rotational motion from the dosage injection mechanism. The dosage measurement system includes one or more sensors positioned to output a signal in response to the rotational motion when the drug injection pen dispenses a fluid, and a controller coupled to the one or more sensors to receive the signal. A drug delivery control wheel of the drug injection pen is disposed between the body of the drug injection pen and the at least part of the dosage measurement system disposed in the button housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov, Adam Reich, John Redmond
  • Publication number: 20190022330
    Abstract: A drug injection pen includes a housing shaped to accept a cartridge containing a fluid, and a dosage injection mechanism positioned in the housing to produce a rotational motion and force the fluid out of the cartridge when the drug injection pen dispenses the fluid. A dosage measurement system is disposed in the drug injection pen and is coupled to measure a strain induced in a portion of the dosage measurement system. The dosage measurement system outputs a signal indicative of the strain, and the strain on the portion of the dosage measurement system changes when the dosage injection mechanism dispenses the fluid. The dosage measurement system outputs a signal indicative of the strain when the drug injection pen dispenses the fluid. A controller is coupled to the dosage measurement system, and the controller performs operations including recording the signal output from the dosage measurement system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov, Adam Reich
  • Publication number: 20180259630
    Abstract: A drug cartridge to dispense an injectable fluid includes a drug cartridge body with an interior cavity, a neck region, and a bottom region. The neck region is opposite the bottom region and the interior cavity of the drug cartridge narrows in the neck region and is wider than most of the neck region in the bottom region. A transducer is coupled to emit sonic waves into the interior cavity towards the neck region, and the neck region is geometrically oriented to reflect the sonic waves back from the neck region towards the bottom region to be received by the transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow
  • Publication number: 20180193567
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a rigid sensor stopper adapted for use in a drug delivery device. In one implementation, a rigid sensor stopper may include a transducer, a power source, a rigid molding or casing, and at least one elastomeric seal. The molding may be formed from overmolding or insert molding, and the casing may be formed from injection molding, machining, or forged casing. The at least one elastomeric seal may include at least two o-rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Chuangang Lin, James Etzkorn
  • Publication number: 20170312445
    Abstract: Various apparatuses and methods for tracking the administration of medication by medication injection devices are provided. A plunger head for a medication injection device may include a first component that houses electronic components and a second component that couples to the first component to form the plunger head. When the plunger head is installed within a barrel of the medication injection device the second component may separate the first component from medication contained within the barrel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Russell Mirov, Benjamin David Krasnow, Peter Howard Smith, Travis Deyle, Brett Schleicher
  • Publication number: 20170312430
    Abstract: A plunger head for a fluid injection device includes a transducer disposed in the plunger head to measure a compressive force when applied to the plunger head. The plunger head also includes a power source and a microcontroller disposed in the plunger head. The microcontroller is coupled to the power source and the transducer, and the microcontroller is coupled to enter a high-power mode in response to sensing application of the compressive force to the plunger head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Brett Schleicher, Benjamin Krasnow, Russell Mirov
  • Publication number: 20170316177
    Abstract: A method of tracking injections includes depressing a plunger of a medication injection device, and sending and receiving ultrasonic signals from a plunger head installed within a barrel of the medical injection device. The method also includes measuring a time of flight for the signals to travel through the medication, and determining a position of the plunger head based on the time of flight of the signals. Additionally, a plurality of data samples representative of the position of the plunger are logged, and a distance the plunger head travels is calculated. This is used to calculate the quantity of the medication dispensed based on the distance the plunger head travels. An external device is then used to back-interpolate a time corresponding to each data sample logged in order to determine the time the quantity of medication was dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Inventors: Russell Mirov, Benjamin David Krasnow, Brett Schleicher
  • Patent number: 9399131
    Abstract: Electrical energy is transcutaneously transmitted from an external charger to an implanted medical device. The external charger includes a charging head that is selectively shaped to conform to the surface of a patient to enhance charge efficiency and patient comfort. The charging head has a plurality of malleable support members extending through the charging head for affixing the flexible charging head in the selected shape, while the flexible charging head conforms to the surface of the patient. The charging head may also include one or more sensors for determining the shape of a charging coil in the charging head, which cause the charge of the coil to be adjusted based on the coil shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew DiGiore, Brett Schleicher, Greg Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9398930
    Abstract: Methods and percutaneous devices for assessing, and treating patients having sympathetically mediated disease, involving augmented peripheral chemoreflex and heightened sympathetic tone by reducing chemosensor input to the nervous system via percutaneous carotid body ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: CIBIEM, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Leung, Brett Schleicher, Charles Lennox, Ary Chernomorsky, Zoar Jacob Engelman, Marat Fudim, Martin M. Grasse, Mark Gelfand, Howard Levin
  • Patent number: 9393070
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for treating a patient having a sympathetically mediated disease associated at least in part with augmented peripheral chemoreflex or heightened sympathetic activation. The treatments include ablating one or more peripheral chemoreceptors or associated afferent nerves to reduce or remove afferent neural signals from the peripheral chemoreceptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CIBIEM, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Gelfand, Howard Levin, Charles Lennox, Marat Fudim, Zoar Jacob Engelman, Martin M. Grasse, Brett Schleicher