Patents by Inventor David T. D'Andrea

David T. D'Andrea 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: 20200069161
    Abstract: The present invention may be embodied as a retrievable device capable of sensing one or more properties of an individual (e.g., chemical or physical parameters). In use, the retrievable device can continuously determine the chemical concentrations within the vaginal tract. An embodiment of the retrievable device comprises a first housing having a light source and an image capture device, a second housing removably connected to the first housing and having a sensor, and a fitting for retrieving the device. The sensor may be an analyte sensor configured to obtain at least one measurement of a concentration of an analyte in a fluid. The analyte sensor comprises a sensor substance in a sol-gel material so the sensor substance reversibly interacts with an analyte of interest. In addition, the retrievable device can be configured to determine different physical parameters and re-implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Applicant: TheraSyn Sensors, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, Frank V. Bright, David T. D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 10349820
    Abstract: The present invention may be embodied as a retrievable device capable of sensing one or more properties of an individual (e.g., chemical or physical parameters, etc.) In use, the retrievable device can continuously determine the chemical concentrations within the vaginal tract. An embodiment of the retrievable device comprises a first housing having a light source and an image capture device, a second housing removably connected to the first housing and having a sensor, and a fitting for retrieving the device. The sensor may be an analyte sensor configured to obtain at least one measurement of a concentration of an analyte in a fluid. The analyte sensor comprises a sensor substance in a sol-gel material so the sensor substance reversibly interacts with an analyte of interest. In addition, the retrievable device can be configured to determine different physical parameters and re-implanted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TheraSyn Sensors, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, Frank V. Bright, David T. D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20150377860
    Abstract: The present invention can be described as an apparatus and cartridge for detecting the presence of an analyte in a fluid. The invention can also be described as a method of detecting the presence of an analyte in a fluid using the apparatus and cartridge. The method comprises the steps of clamping a sensor cartridge into a cartridge receiver of the apparatus, providing fluid to a fluid flow-path of the cartridge, illuminating at least a portion of a sensor, and using a photodetector to detect a change in the optical property of the sensor, wherein the change is caused by the presence or absence of an analyte in the fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, David T. D'Andrea, Frank V. Bright
  • Patent number: 9103766
    Abstract: The present invention can be described as an apparatus and cartridge for detecting the presence of an analyte in a fluid. The invention can also be described as a method of detecting the presence of an analyte in a fluid using the apparatus and cartridge. The method comprises the steps of clamping a sensor cartridge into a cartridge receiver of the apparatus, providing fluid to a fluid flow-path of the cartridge, illuminating at least a portion of a sensor, and using a photodetector to detect a change in the optical property of the sensor, wherein the change is caused by the presence or absence of an analyte in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Breath Diagnostics, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, David T. D'Andrea, Frank V. Bright
  • Publication number: 20130237774
    Abstract: The present invention may be embodied as an ingestible device capable of sensing one or more chemical parameters. In use, the device can continuously determine the chemical concentrations within an alimentary canal tract. An embodiment of the device comprises a housing resistant to degradation by alimentary canal fluid, a light source, and image capture device. An analyte sensor is configured to obtain at least one measurement of a concentration of analyte in the fluid. The analyte sensor comprises a sensor substance in a sol-gel material so the sensor substance reversibly interacts with an analyte of interest. In addition, the analyte sensor is configured to generate a trigger signal for controlling the operation of subsystems in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: THERASYN SENSORS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, Frank V. Bright, David T. D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20130225922
    Abstract: The present invention may be embodied as a retrievable device capable of sensing one or more properties of an individual (e.g., chemical or physical parameters, etc.) In use, the retrievable device can continuously determine the chemical concentrations within the vaginal tract. An embodiment of the retrievable device comprises a first housing having a light source and an image capture device, a second housing removably connected to the first housing and having a sensor, and a fitting for retrieving the device. The sensor may be an analyte sensor configured to obtain at least one measurement of a concentration of an analyte in a fluid. The analyte sensor comprises a sensor substance in a sol-gel material so the sensor substance reversibly interacts with an analyte of interest. In addition, the retrievable device can be configured to determine different physical parameters and re-implanted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THERASYN SENSORS, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, Frank V. Bright, David T. D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 7797033
    Abstract: The present invention broadly provides an improved ingestible capsule (28) that is arranged to sense one or more physiological parameters within a mammalian body, an to transmit such parameters to an extra-corporeal receiver (50). In use, the capsule and receiver perform the method of determining the real-time location of the capsule within a tract of a mammal. This method includes the steps of providing the capsule, the capsule having one or more sensors, ingesting the capsule, transmitting a signal from the capsule, receiving the transmitted signal, and determining the real-time location of the capsule within the tract as a function of the received signal. The received signal may also indicate the value of one or more sensed parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Smart Pill Corporation
    Inventors: David T. D'Andrea, John R. Semler, Thomas H. White
  • Publication number: 20100179397
    Abstract: A device according to an embodiment of the invention includes a microdialysis catheter having an inlet and an outlet, a pump, and a flow-through monitor. The monitor is configured to analyze dialysate present in perfusion fluid exiting the microdialysis catheter. A chemical parameter may thereby be continuously monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Frank V. Bright, Jerome J. Schentag, David T. D'Andrea
  • Publication number: 20030191430
    Abstract: The present invention broadly provides an improved ingestible capsule (28) that is arranged to sense one or more physiological parameters within a mammalian body, an to transmit such parameters to an extra-corporeal receiver (50). In use, the capsule and receiver perform the method of determining the real-time location of the capsule within a tract of a mammal. This method includes the steps of providing the capsule, the capsule having one or more sensors, ingesting the capsule, transmitting a signal from the capsule, receiving the transmitted signal, and determining the real-time location of the capsule within the tract as a function of the received signal. The received signal may also indicate the value of one or more sensed parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: David T. D'Andrea, John R. Semler, Thomas H. White
  • Patent number: 5395366
    Abstract: An ingestible capsule and process for sampling, particularly repeatable sampling, of fluids in the alimentary canal is disclosed wherein an essentially non-digestible capsule contains an electric energy emitting means, a radio signal transmitting means, a sampling storage means and a remote actuatable sampling means. The capsule signals a remote receiver as it progresses through the alimentary tract in a previously mapped route and upon reaching a specified site is remotely triggered to capture a fluid sample in the alimentary canal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignees: The State University of New York, Gastrotarget Corp.
    Inventors: David T. D'Andrea, Jerome J. Schentag
  • Patent number: 5279607
    Abstract: An ingestible capsule and process for delivery, particularly repeatable delivery, of a medicament to the alimentary canal is disclosed wherein an essentially non-digestible capsule contains an electric energy emitting means, a radio signal transmitting means, a medicament storage means and a remote actuatable medicament releasing means. The capsule signals a remote receiver as it progresses through the alimentary tract in a previously mapped route and upon reaching a specified site is remotely triggered to release a dosage of medicament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1994
    Assignees: The State University of New York, Gastrotarget Corp.
    Inventors: Jerome J. Schentag, David T. D'Andrea