Patents by Inventor Dirk Ahlgrim

Dirk Ahlgrim 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: 20050240119
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a test strip port and an adjustable lancet device disposed at the same end of the device body is disclosed. The device body further includes an enclosure at the proximal end of the device body which houses a test strip storage vial and which facilitates one-handed opening and closing of the vial to simplify access to test strips contained therein. The enclosure is further provided with a window which allows the reading of the lot numbers on the label of the test strip vial therein without necessitating removal of the vial. A data connector is also provided on the device body for communication access, such as to upload data from other devices or to download data to other devices. By combining these multiple components into a single device body, the blood glucose meter requires fewer steps for sampling and testing, and makes device use easier and more convenient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Gregg Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, Jan Schminke, Mark Follman, Jose Colucci, Raymond Yao, Robert McCaffrey, Victor Chan
  • Publication number: 20040073271
    Abstract: The invention features methods and apparatus for enhancing neurophysiologic performance, such as sensorimotor control and neuroplasticity. A preferred method involves inputting bias signals to sensory cells of a subject, thereby improving sensory cell function, while the subject is performing a predefined physical activity. A system used to practice the method of the invention includes a wearable device to which is secured at least one repositionable signal input device and a signal generator that is communicatively coupled to the signal input devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Jason D. Harry, Stephen J. Kleshinski, James B. Niemi, Gregg R. Draudt, Dirk Ahlgrim, James J. Collins
  • Patent number: D445827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Scott Stropkay, Frank Polidoro, Gerd Schmieta, Jan Schminke, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D528510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerd Schmieta, Gretchen Wustrack, Dirk Ahlgrim
  • Patent number: D462760
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Eli Lilly and Company
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Bradley R. Newman, Gerd Schmieta, Dana Lea Schuch
  • Patent number: D485121
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Boston Beer Corporation
    Inventors: Dirk Ahlgrim, Gerd Schmieta