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: 20070191770
    Abstract: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to the piston. A method, system, and an article of manufacture for automatically detecting an occlusion in a medication infusion pump is provided. The electrical current to an infusion pump is measured. Based on a series of measurements of one or more variables, the infusion pump detects whether there is an occlusion in the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Sheldon Moberg, Ian Hanson, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20070159755
    Abstract: A selectively protected electrical system includes or operates with a power source, a load, a power driver circuit for controllably transferring power from the power source to the load, the power driver circuit being encapsulated in a potting material, and a controller for enabling and disabling the power driver circuit, the controller being un-encapsulated by the potting material. If a contaminant induced electrical fault occurs in the selectively protected electrical system, the electrical fault is more likely to occur in the un-encapsulated controller, such that the selectively protected electrical system is disabled. The contaminant is inhibited from contacting and inducing an electrical fault in the power driver circuit, thus providing for a controlled failure of the selectively protected electrical system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: July 12, 2007
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, Sheldon Moberg, James Causey, Jay Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20070100222
    Abstract: A system is provided for monitoring blood glucose data of a patient. The system includes a sensing device and hospital monitor. The sensing device includes a sensor and sensor electronics and is adapted to transmit information to the hospital monitor while continuing to sense blood glucose data. The communication between the sensing device and the hospital monitor may be wireless. The sensor electronics may include a sensor power supply, a voltage regulator, and optionally a memory and processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Applicant: METRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Mastrototaro, Rajiv Shah, Partha Ray, Kenny Long, Andrew Hayes, Nandita Patel, Cary Talbot, Bahar Reghabi
  • Publication number: 20070100283
    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: November 6, 2006
    Publication date: May 3, 2007
    Inventors: James Causey, William Stutz, Clyde Nason, Sheldon Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard Purvis, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20060184154
    Abstract: An improved pump, reservoir and reservoir piston are provided for controlled delivery of fluids. A motor is operably coupled to a drive member, such as a drive screw, which is adapted to advance a plunger slide in response to operation of the motor. The plunger slide is removably coupled to the piston. A method, system, and an article of manufacture for automatically detecting an occlusion in a medication infusion pump is provided. The electrical current to an infusion pump is measured. Based on measurements of one or more variables, the infusion pump detects whether there is an occlusion in the system. The methods of detecting occlusions may be dynamic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Sheldon Moberg, Ian Hanson, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20060025663
    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: July 27, 2004
    Publication date: February 2, 2006
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, John Mastrototaro, Rajiv Shah, Edward Chernoff, John Mueller, Varaz Shahmirian, Richard Purvis, Wayne Morgan, Rebecca Gottlieb
  • Publication number: 20050245904
    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: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Estes, Leif Bowman, Denetta Malave, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20050065464
    Abstract: An infusion system includes an infusion device and a sensing device. The infusion system may further include a characteristic determining device. The infusion device also includes a communication system for transmitting to and receiving communications from the sensing device or a computer. The sensing device may sense an analyte of a bodily fluid of the user. The analyte may be calibrated using data from the infusion device and from a characteristic determining device. The system may be set up to automatically call for assistance when analytes reach a certain level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventors: Cary Talbot, Mark Estes, John Mastrototaro, Sheldon Moberg, John Mueller, Mike Charles Vallet Tolle, Gary Williams
  • Publication number: 20010041869
    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: March 21, 2001
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventors: James D. Causey, William H. Stutz, Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard E. Purvis, Cary Talbot