Patents by Inventor Henry M. Grage

Henry M. Grage 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: 8740813
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 8696596
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20120289864
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Publication number: 20110046515
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Publication number: 20100331731
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle, drive mechanism, kneading or vibration mechanism, optional suction system, and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. In one configuration, the lancing needle may be withdrawn very slightly from the point of maximum penetration to create an opening in which blood can pool before being suctioned through to device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7841991
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 7828749
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20100106058
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 7666150
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6793633
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20040073140
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Publication number: 20020082522
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle (16), drive mechanism (11), kneading or vibration mechanism (25), optional suction system (7), and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component (83) for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20020010406
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 6332871
    Abstract: A device and method for lancing a patient, virtually simultaneously producing and collecting a small fluid sample from a body. The device comprises a blood collection system including a lancing needle, drive mechanism, kneading or vibration mechanism, optional suction system, and sample ejection mechanism. The device is preferably sized to be hand-held in one hand and operable with one hand. The device can optionally contain integral testing or analysis component for receiving the sample and providing testing or analysis indication or readout for the user. A method involves piercing the skin at a rapid rate, kneading the surrounding area by ultrasonic action, piezoelectric or mechanical oscillation to stimulate the blood flow from the wound, drawing the fluid using a pumping system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2001
    Assignee: Amira Medical
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Henry M. Grage, Michael S. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 6319210
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Amira Medical
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 6183489
    Abstract: A disposable lancing element is adapted for use in a lancing device for making an incision through a user's skin. The lancing element includes a body which defines a longitudinal axis, and has a skin-lancing member projecting from a front end thereof. A capillary tube is mounted in the body in laterally spaced relationship to the skin-lancing member and is slidable longitudinally relative to the body so as to be extended forwardly past the skin-lancing member. The body includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced, radially outwardly projecting bosses formed thereon for guiding the disposable element installation in a carrier element. The skin-lancing member may comprise a plurality of needles or barbs arranged in parallel side-by-side relationship. In lieu of a skin-lancing member, the disposable element may possess a longitudinal through-hole for conducting a skin-piercing laser light beam or pressurized fluid. A capillary tube may have an outwardly flared lower (inlet) end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Assignee: Amira Medical
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Brent G. Duchon, Michael J. Sanchez, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 6071250
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2000
    Assignee: Amira Medical
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 6048352
    Abstract: A disposable lancing element is adapted for use in a lancing device for making an incision through a user's skin. The lancing element includes a body which defines a longitudinal axis, and has a skin-lancing member projecting from a front end thereof. A capillary tube is mounted in the body in laterally spaced relationship to the skin-lancing member and is slidable longitudinally relative to the body so as to be extended forwardly past the skin-lancing member. The body includes a plurality of circumferentially spaced, radially outwardly projecting bosses formed thereon for guiding the disposable element installation in a carrier element. The skin-lancing member may comprise a plurality of needles or barbs arranged in parallel side-by-side relationship. In lieu of a skin-lancing member, the disposable element may possess a longitudinal through-hole for conducting a skin-piercing laser light beam or pressurized fluid. A capillary tube may have an outwardly flared lower (inlet) end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Mercury Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Ryszard Radwanski, Brent G. Duchon, Michael J. Sanchez, Henry M. Grage
  • Patent number: 5968765
    Abstract: A test strip for use in determining the presence or concentration of an analyte in whole blood is disclosed. The test strip is a porous membrane having disposed thereon (a) a separating agent capable of separating from whole blood, red blood cells and a fluid component substantially free of red blood cells; (b) an indicating reagent system capable of indicating the presence or concentration of an analyte in the fluid component by producing a spectrophotometric change upon contact with the fluid component; and (c) an opaque filler capable of reducing spectrophotometric interference caused by the presence of the red blood cells. Also disclosed are methods of testing whole blood for the presence or concentration of an analyte using the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Mercury Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry M. Grage, Joel S. Douglas, Pat S. Lee
  • Patent number: 5951493
    Abstract: A sample of a body fluid such as blood or interstitial fluid is obtained from a body by lancing a portion of a user's skin, preferably in an area other than a finger tip, to form an incision. After the needle has been removed from the incision, a force is applied to depress the skin in a manner forming a ring of depressed body tissue in surrounding relationship to the incision, causing the incision to bulge and the sides of the incision to open, whereby body fluid is forced out through the opening of the incision. A stimulator member is mounted to an end of a lancet-carrying housing for applying the force. The stimulator member can be movable relative to the housing, and can be either heated or vibrated to promote movement of the body fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 14, 1999
    Assignee: Mercury Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel S. Douglas, Jeffrey N. Roe, Henry M. Grage