Patents by Inventor David R. Buenger

David R. Buenger 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8034068
    Abstract: A multi-use micro-sampling or lancing device having an outer housing, a lancet holder that engages a lancet and constrains the lancet along a controlled and pre-defined path of travel during the lancing stroke, and a drive mechanism with a pair of opposed, off-axis torsion springs working in tandem to drive and return the lancet holder through its lancing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Koeppel, William E. Conway, Brian Vanhiel, Jack Griffis, David R. Buenger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7678127
    Abstract: A lancing device has a carousel of lancets removably received in a housing. In exemplary embodiments, the lancing device includes a sterility cap positioning mechanism that removes sterility caps from the lancets for actuation and afterwards replaces the sterility caps onto the lancets. Preferably, the lancing device includes a lancet advancing mechanism that automatically advances sequential lancets of the lancet carousel for charging and actuating, and a drive mechanism for actuating the lancets. Also provided are replacement lancet carousels, which include a cylindrical carrier with axial openings and a plurality of the lancets axially oriented in the openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John Trissel, Richard W. LeVaughn, Gwenn E. Kennedy, Stephen J. Flynn, Carl E. Griffin, John C. Irwin, Mary Kate Pynes, Stephanie J. Campbell, Christopher J. Ruf, Mitchell A. Solis, Avi M. Robbins, Jason R. Heath, Ray Lathrop, David R. Buenger, Venkat Katragadda, Jack Griffis, Don Griffin
  • Publication number: 20090125048
    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: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Avi M. Robbins, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20090105741
    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: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. LIPOMA, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20090099586
    Abstract: A multi-use micro-sampling or lancing device having an outer housing, a lancet holder that engages a lancet and constrains the lancet along a controlled and pre-defined path of travel during the lancing stroke, and a drive mechanism with a pair of opposed, off-axis torsion springs working in tandem to drive and return the lancet holder through its lancing stroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: FACET TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley KOEPPEL, William E. Conway, Brian Vanhiel, Jack Griffis, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 7494498
    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: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael V. Lipoma, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 7481819
    Abstract: A multi-use micro-sampling or lancing device (10) having an outer housing (12), a lancet holder (32) that engages a lancet (30) and constrains the lancet along a controlled and predefined path of travel during the lancing stroke, and a drive mechanism with a pair of opposed, off axis torsion springs (80,82) working in tandem to drive and return the lancet holder through its lancing stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Koeppel, William E. Conway, Brian Vanhiel, Jack Griffis, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: 7288102
    Abstract: A lancing device having a low-mass, high-velocity lancet decoupled from a drive mechanism when piercing a user's skin. The drive mechanism includes a spring-driven piston that impacts the lancet on firing to propel the lancet from a retracted position towards an extended position. After impact, but before the lancet reaches the extended position, a stop limits the travel of the piston to separate the piston from the lancet. Precise guidance of the lancet minimizes lateral movement of the lancet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Carl E. Griffin, Avi M. Robbins, Michael V. Lipoma, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20040260326
    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: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Michael V. Lipoma, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20040254599
    Abstract: A method of reducing perceived pain resulting from puncturing of skin at a puncture site. A sensory distraction is generated at or adjacent the puncture site, and the skin is punctured at the puncture site simultaneously with or after the generation of the sensory distraction. Also, a device for penetrating the skin of a human or animal subject, including means for penetrating the skin at a puncture site, and means for generating a sensory distraction at or adjacent the puncture site. Furthermore, an endcap with penetration depth adjustability is provide that includes keepers for receiving new lancets tip-first for safety when reloading multi-use lancing devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Michael V. Lipoma, Avi M. Robbins, Carl E. Griffin, David R. Buenger
  • Publication number: 20040249406
    Abstract: A lancing device having a low-mass, high-velocity lancet decoupled from a drive mechanism when piercing a user's skin. The drive mechanism includes a spring-driven piston that impacts the lancet on firing to propel the lancet from a retracted position towards an extended position. After impact, but before the lancet reaches the extended position, a stop limits the travel of the piston to separate the piston from the lancet. Precise guidance of the lancet minimizes lateral movement of the lancet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventors: Carl E. Griffin, Avi M. Robbins, Michael V. Lipoma, David R. Buenger
  • Patent number: D581533
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John Ruf, David R. Buenger, Michael V. Lipoma, David Caleb Hernandez
  • Patent number: D605290
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Facet Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher John Ruf, David R. Buenger, Michael V. Lipoma, David Caleb Hernandez