Patents by Inventor Cary Talbot

Cary Talbot 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).

  • Publication number: 20160262671
    Abstract: A system to monitor and transmit a plurality of signals based on a characteristic of a user is disclosed. The system comprises a sensor to produce the plurality of signals on a continuous basis, the signals being indicative of a glucose characteristic measured in the user when a portion of the sensor is placed in subcutaneous tissue. The system further includes a recorder including a recorder port to physically couple and interface with a sensor port of the sensor and a dock remotely located from the sensor and the recorder. The dock includes a dock receiver to physically couple and interface with the recorder port. The recorder can record the signals produced from the sensor when the recorder is coupled to the sensor and the recorder can transmit the stored signals to the dock when the recorder is removed from the sensor and coupled to the dock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Daniel Villegas, Henry C. Sanders, Greg Bowden, Cary Talbot, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Hans K. Wenstad, Gary Cohen, Brian T. Kannard, Keith E. DeBrunner, Joseph Makram Arsanious, Fan Meng, Andrew Michael Bryan, Ulrich H. Rankers
  • Patent number: 9370322
    Abstract: A modular, multifunction dock system is disclosed. The dock system includes a dock housing with a dock receiver to interface with a data port for both a recorder and a transmitter. The dock system further includes a logic board that is contained within the dock housing. The logic board couples a memory and a processor to the dock receiver to enable dock functionality with both the recorder and the transmitter. Further included with the dock system is a coupling port to provide access through the dock housing to a socket coupled to the logic board and an input/output port to enable power and data transmission from the logic board to a data processor. The dock housing includes a mating arm that moves between a retracted and extended position. The mating arm fits within the coupling port and is terminated by a plug that couples with the socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Villegas, Henry C. Sanders, Greg Bowden, Cary Talbot
  • Patent number: 9330237
    Abstract: A method of diabetes analysis includes receiving a plurality of glucose level readings for a user. A common event occurrence in at least two of the glucose level readings is determined. The at least two glucose level readings from the common event occurrence onwards in time for a time period is analyzed. A glucose level pattern formed by the at least two glucose level readings having a similar shape is determined. At least one anomalous glucose level reading having the similar shape and not conforming to the glucose level pattern is analyzed. The at least one anomalous glucose level reading is adapted to the pattern to form an adapted glucose level pattern. An insulin dosage for the time period beginning at the common event occurrence is calculated based on the adapted glucose level pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Kristen Getschmann, Vidya Raman, Kenneth Ko, Biju Nair, Cary Talbot, Tamir Nitzan, Paul H. Kovelman, Bee Hess
  • Patent number: 8613726
    Abstract: An external infusion device that infuses a fluid into an individual's body includes a housing, a reservoir, a drive system, a power supply, electrical elements, and a tab. The reservoir contains the fluid, and the drive system forces the fluid from the reservoir. The electrical elements control the power to the drive system to regulate the rate that fluid is forced from the reservoir. The tab mates with the housing, and contains at least one electrical element. The tab is removable, and may be replaced with a different tab. The different tab may change the rate fluid is forced from the reservoir. A tab may be removed from one external infusion device and installed in a different external infusion device. The tab may be limited to use in a predetermined number of external infusion devices and may include a power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, William H. Stutz, Jr., Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard E. Purvis, Cary Talbot
  • Patent number: 8550997
    Abstract: A monitor system is disclosed. The monitor system includes a sensor with a sensor port. The monitor system further includes a recorder with a recorder port within a recording housing. The recorder port interfaces with the sensor port to receive signals from the sensor port. A recorder clock is defined within the recorder housing, with a recorder processor to store signals from the sensor. The recorder includes a data port to interface with a dock receiver. The monitor system includes a dock remotely located from the sensor and the recorder. The dock receiver couples the recorder to the dock. The monitor system further includes a data processor to analyze the sensor signals from the recorder. The data processor includes memory and a clock. Further included with the data processor are program instructions to assign the time and date of the sensor signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Hans K. Wenstad, Gary Cohen, Brian T. Kannard, Keith E. DeBrunner, Joseph Makram Arsanious, Fan Meng, Andrew Michael Bryan, Ulrich H. Rankers
  • Patent number: 8217946
    Abstract: An intuitive graphical display as described herein can be rendered by a host device that obtains physiological patient data (such as blood glucose values) in real time or substantially real time. The graphical display includes a calibrated bar graph having a desired measurement range for the monitored parameter. The graphical display also includes a dynamic measurement value indicator that moves along the bar graph in a manner that tracks the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic. The graphical display may also incorporate easy-to-interpret display elements that allow the user to quickly determine whether the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic is within or outside a normal range, whether the monitored physiological characteristic is rising or falling, and the approximate rate of change of the monitored physiological characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Arieh S. Halpern, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20120001920
    Abstract: An intuitive graphical display as described herein can be rendered by a host device that obtains physiological patient data (such as blood glucose values) in real time or substantially real time. The graphical display includes a calibrated bar graph having a desired measurement range for the monitored parameter. The graphical display also includes a dynamic measurement value indicator that moves along the bar graph in a manner that tracks the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic. The graphical display may also incorporate easy-to-interpret display elements that allow the user to quickly determine whether the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic is within or outside a normal range, whether the monitored physiological characteristic is rising or falling, and the approximate rate of change of the monitored physiological characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Arieh S. HALPERN, Cary TALBOT
  • Publication number: 20110273839
    Abstract: A modular, multifunction dock system is disclosed. The dock system includes a dock housing with a dock receiver to interface with a data port for both a recorder and a transmitter. The dock system further includes a logic board that is contained within the dock housing. The logic board couples a memory and a processor to the dock receiver to enable dock functionality with both the recorder and the transmitter. Further included with the dock system is a coupling port to provide access through the dock housing to a socket coupled to the logic board and an input/output port to enable power and data transmission from the logic board to a data processor. The dock housing includes a mating arm that moves between a retracted and extended position. The mating arm fits within the coupling port and is terminated by a plug that couples with the socket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Villegas, Henry C. Sanders, Greg Bowden, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20110160553
    Abstract: A monitor system to monitor a characteristic of a user is disclosed. The monitor system includes a sensor to produce a signal indicative of a glucose characteristic measured in the user, the sensor further having a sensor port. The monitor system further includes a recorder within a recording housing, the recorder hosing also encompassing a batter. The recorder further includes a recorder port that interfaces with the sensor port in order to receive the produced signals from the sensor port. A recorder clock that assigns a time to the signals from the sensor is also defined within the recorder housing, as is a recorder processor that includes a recorder memory that is coupled to the recorder port to store the produced signals from the sensor. The recorder further includes a data port defined to interface with a dock receiver. A dock that is remotely located from the sensor and the recorder is also included with the monitor system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Hans K. Wanstad, Gary Cohen, Brian T. Kannard, Keith E. DeBrunner, Joseph Makram Arsanious, Fan Meng, Andrew Michael Bryan, Ulrich H. Rankers
  • Publication number: 20100160740
    Abstract: A method of diabetes analysis includes obtaining average glucose level information for a time period over a plurality of days. A current event occurrence is determined. An event occurrence in the average glucose level information within the time period corresponding to the current event occurrence is determined, where the current event occurrence is at a different time of day than the event occurrence. The average glucose level information starting in time from the event occurrence within the time period is analyzed. A notification event in the average glucose level information starting in time from the event occurrence within the time period is determined. A current notification event in time from the current event occurrence is predicted based on a time span from the event occurrence to the notification event in the average glucose level information. An action is initiated in advance of the predicted current notification event.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Kristen Getschmann, Vidya Raman, Kenneth Ko, Biju Nair, Cary Talbot, Tamir Nitzan, Paul H. Kovelman, Bee Hess
  • Publication number: 20100160861
    Abstract: An external infusion device that infuses a fluid into an individual's body includes a housing, a reservoir, a drive system, a power supply, electrical elements, and a tab. The reservoir contains the fluid, and the drive system forces the fluid from the reservoir. The electrical elements control the power to the drive system to regulate the rate that fluid is forced from the reservoir. The tab mates with the housing, and contains at least one electrical element. The tab is removable, and may be replaced with a different tab. The different tab may change the rate fluid is forced from the reservoir. A tab may be removed from one external infusion device and installed in a different external infusion device. The tab may be limited to use in a predetermined number of external infusion devices and may include a power supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, William H. Stutz, Jr., Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard E. Purvis, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20100161236
    Abstract: A method of diabetes analysis includes receiving a plurality of glucose level readings for a user. A common event occurrence in at least two of the glucose level readings is determined. The at least two glucose level readings from the common event occurrence onwards in time for a time period is analyzed. A glucose level pattern formed by the at least two glucose level readings having a similar shape is determined. At least one anomalous glucose level reading having the similar shape and not conforming to the glucose level pattern is analyzed. The at least one anomalous glucose level reading is adapted to the pattern to form an adapted glucose level pattern. An insulin dosage for the time period beginning at the common event occurrence is calculated based on the adapted glucose level pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Kristen Getschmann, Vidya Raman, Kenneth Ko, Biju Nair, Cary Talbot, Tamir Nitzan, Paul H. Kovelman, Bee Hess
  • Publication number: 20100010330
    Abstract: A monitor device for a fluid infusion system and its operating, display, and data processing characteristics are described herein. One embodiment of the monitor device is used in an insulin infusion system having an insulin infusion pump and a continuous glucose sensor transmitter. The monitor device is configured as a wireless bedside monitor that wirelessly receives status data from a device in the fluid infusion system, such as the infusion pump or the sensor transmitter. The monitor device supports a number of user interface features, alarm/alert features, and graphical display features, where such features enhance the overall operation and user-friendliness of the monitor device. For example, the monitor device can generate status icons that graphically indicate the time remaining for an exhaustible operating quantity of a device in the infusion system (e.g., a battery charge, a fluid reservoir volume, or a calibration or replacement period).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ulrich Rankers, Bradley J. Enegren, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Jino Han, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Peter I. Hong, Emilian Istoc, John J. Mastrototaro, Sheldon B. Moberg, Cary Talbot, Gary L. Williams, Arieh S. Halpern
  • Publication number: 20090113295
    Abstract: An intuitive graphical display as described herein can be rendered by a host device that obtains physiological patient data (such as blood glucose values) in real time or substantially real time. The graphical display includes a calibrated bar graph having a desired measurement range for the monitored parameter. The graphical display also includes a dynamic measurement value indicator that moves along the bar graph in a manner that tracks the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic. The graphical display may also incorporate easy-to-interpret display elements that allow the user to quickly determine whether the current value of the monitored physiological characteristic is within or outside a normal range, whether the monitored physiological characteristic is rising or falling, and the approximate rate of change of the monitored physiological characteristic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Arieh S. Halpern, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20090112626
    Abstract: A remote wireless monitoring system for patient data, and an ambulatory system for processing and transmitting physiological characteristic data are provided. An embodiment of a system for remote wireless monitoring of data for a patient includes an ambulatory sensor/transmitter subsystem that wirelessly transmits measured values of a physiological characteristic of the patient, a base station that wirelessly receives signals from the sensor/transmitter subsystem, and a remote monitor that wirelessly receives signals from the base station. The remote monitor is configured to generate audio and/or visual indicia (representing alarms, the measured values, device or system status information, etc.) in response to the base station signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, Arieh S. Halpern
  • Publication number: 20080300572
    Abstract: A monitor device for a fluid infusion system and its operating, display, and data processing characteristics are described herein. One embodiment of the monitor device is used in an insulin infusion system having an insulin infusion pump and a continuous glucose sensor transmitter. The monitor device is configured as a wireless bedside monitor that wirelessly receives status data from a device in the fluid infusion system, such as the infusion pump or the sensor transmitter. The monitor device supports a number of user interface features, alarm/alert features, and graphical display features, where such features enhance the overall operation and user-friendliness of the monitor device. For example, the monitor device can generate status icons that graphically indicate the time remaining for an exhaustible operating quantity of a device in the infusion system (e.g., a battery charge, a fluid reservoir volume, or a calibration or replacement period).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ulrich Rankers, Bradley J. Enegren, Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Jino Han, Kris R. Holtzclaw, Peter I. Hong, Emilian Istoc, John J. Mastrototaro, Sheldon B. Moberg, Cary Talbot, Gary L. Williams, Arieh S. Halpern
  • Publication number: 20080064943
    Abstract: A system is provided for sensing blood glucose data of a patient. The system includes a sensor, user interface, and an optional auxiliary device. If the connection between the sensor and user interface is by a wire, the sensor remains powered when the wire is disconnected. The communication between the sensor and the user interface may be wireless. The auxiliary device can be a patient monitor or other display or signal device, which displays information about the blood glucose data collected by the sensor. The sensor is connected to sensor electronics, which include a sensor power supply, a voltage regulator, and optionally a memory and processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: March 13, 2008
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, John Mastrototaro, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, John Mueller, Varaz Shahmirian, Richard Purvis, Wayne Morgan, Rebecca Gottlieb
  • Publication number: 20070293843
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for calculating and transmitting medication dosage or bolus information are provided. A blood glucose meter receives a test strip with a sample of the user's blood and measures the user's blood glucose level with a sensor. The meter then calculates a bolus amount that is transmitted to a medication infusion pump using a radio frequency transmitter or transceiver. The infusion pump receives the bolus amount data and then delivers a bolus of medication to the user based on the calculated bolus estimate. The meter may also transmit commands to, and be used to remotely control, the infusion pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 20, 2007
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ireland, Cary Talbot, Mark Estes
  • Publication number: 20070287985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication for delivery by the control system with the infusion pump. Estimating the appropriate amount of medication for delivery is based upon one or more settings which each vary according to a setting profile. In other embodiments, the control system comprises a suspend function for temporarily suspending medication delivery by the infusion pump, an alarm profile function for programming a variable alarm volume of the alarm and a simplified menu for controlling the dual wave bolus delivery function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Estes, Leif Bowman, Denetta Malave, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20070244383
    Abstract: A system is provided for sensing blood glucose data of a patient. The system includes a sensor, user interface, and an optional auxiliary device. If the connection between the sensor and user interface is by a wire, the sensor remains powered when the wire is disconnected. The communication between the sensor and the user interface may be wireless. The auxiliary device can be a patient monitor or other display or signal device, which displays information about the blood glucose data collected by the sensor. The sensor is connected to sensor electronics, which include a sensor power supply, a voltage regulator, and optionally a memory and processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, John Mastrototaro, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, John Mueller, Varaz Shahimirian, Richard Purvis, Wayne Morgan, Rebecca Gottlieb