Patents by Inventor James D. Causey

James D. Causey 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: 20190282141
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to measuring multiple analytes in a medical system configured to draw in biological fluids. The system can include a fluid handling network configured to receive a fluid sample drawn from a patient and to deliver at least a portion of the fluid sample to an analyte measurement system. The measurement system can include a flow cell incorporated in line in a fluid system, shaped to allow a light source to directly abut the flow cell and cause radiation to pass through to a spectrometer on the other side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, Michael Adams, Eugene Russiyanov, Brian Orr
  • Patent number: 10279110
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20180259420
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to detecting leaks in a patient monitoring system. The system can include a fluid handling network configured to receive a fluid sample drawn from a patient and to deliver at least a portion of the fluid sample to an analyte measurement system. The system can isolate at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can apply pressure to the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can measure the pressure in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, and can determine whether a leak is present in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network based at least in part on the measured pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Publication date: September 13, 2018
    Inventors: Peter Rule, James D. Causey
  • Patent number: 9863837
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to detecting leaks in a patient monitoring system. The system can include a fluid handling network configured to receive a fluid sample drawn from a patient and to deliver at least a portion of the fluid sample to an analyte measurement system. The system can isolate at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can apply pressure to the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can measure the pressure in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, and can determine whether a leak is present in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network based at least in part on the measured pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: OptiScan Biomedical Coporation
    Inventors: Peter Rule, James D. Causey, III
  • Publication number: 20170361018
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9744301
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20170043088
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9415157
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 9101715
    Abstract: A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a processor. The housing is adapted to couple with the PDA. The at least one medical device interface is coupled to the housing for interfacing with the at least one medical device. The processor is coupled to the at least one medical device interface to process data from the at least one medical device. The processor is also capable of interfacing with the PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, Richard E. Purvis, James L. Henke
  • Publication number: 20150198501
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein relate to detecting leaks in a patient monitoring system. The system can include a fluid handling network configured to receive a fluid sample drawn from a patient and to deliver at least a portion of the fluid sample to an analyte measurement system. The system can isolate at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can apply pressure to the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, can measure the pressure in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network, and can determine whether a leak is present in the at least a portion of the fluid handling network based at least in part on the measured pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Rule, James D. Causey, III
  • Patent number: 8992475
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 8663103
    Abstract: A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a processor. The housing is adapted to couple with the PDA. The at least one medical device interface is coupled to the housing for interfacing with the at least one medical device. The processor is coupled to the at least one medical device interface to process data from the at least one medical device. The processor is also capable of interfacing with the PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, Richard E. Purvis, James L. Henke
  • Publication number: 20130345625
    Abstract: A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a processor. The housing is adapted to couple with the PDA. The at least one medical device interface is coupled to the housing for interfacing with the at least one medical device. The processor is coupled to the at least one medical device interface to process data from the at least one medical device. The processor is also capable of interfacing with the PDA.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, Richard E. Purvis, James L. Henke
  • Patent number: 8613726
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, William H. Stutz, Jr., Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto, Richard E. Purvis, Cary Talbot
  • Patent number: 8579813
    Abstract: A medical device module for use in a system with a remote programmer and/or a personal data assistant (PDA) with at least one medical device includes a housing, at least one medical device and a processor. The housing is adapted to couple with the PDA. The at least one medical device interface is coupled to the housing for interfacing with the at least one medical device. The processor is coupled to the at least one medical device interface to process data from the at least one medical device. The processor is also capable of interfacing with the PDA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, Richard E. Purvis, James L. Henke
  • Publication number: 20120179015
    Abstract: A telemetered characteristic monitor system includes a remotely located data receiving device, a sensor for producing signal indicative of a characteristic of a user, and a transmitter device. The transmitter device includes a housing, a sensor connector, a processor, and a transmitter. The transmitter receives the signals from the sensor and wirelessly transmits the processed signals to the remotely located data receiving device. The processor coupled to the sensor processes the signals from the sensor for transmission to the remotely located data receiving device. The data receiving device may be a characteristic monitor, a data receiver that provides data to another device, an RF programmer for a medical device, a medication delivery device (such as an infusion pump), or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: ALFRED E. MANN, Richard E. Purvis, John J. Mastrototaro, James D. Causey, James Henke, Peter Hong, John H. Livingston, Clifford W. Hague, Brad T. Hite
  • Patent number: 8206350
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 7819843
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 7815602
    Abstract: An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. The processor is coupled to the housing and the receiver to receive remotely generated commands and to control the external infusion device in accordance with the commands. The indication device indicates when a command has been received and indicates when the command is being utilized to control the external infusion device so that the external infusion device is capable of being concealed from view when being remotely commanded. The remote commander includes a commander housing, a keypad for transmitting commands, and a transmitter for transmitting commands to the receiver of the external infusion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, III, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 7760481
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary D. Talbot, Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, III, Jay A. Yonemoto