Patents by Inventor Jay Yonemoto

Jay Yonemoto 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: 6997920
    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 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    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: 6979326
    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 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    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: 6936029
    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: January 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    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: 20050171513
    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: March 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 4, 2005
    Inventors: Alfred Mann, James Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 6872200
    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 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    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: 20040252422
    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: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary D. Talbot, Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, Jay A. Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 6801420
    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: December 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2004
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cary D. Talbot, Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, III, Jay A. Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20040122353
    Abstract: A relay device transfers information between a sensor system, which measures a physiological characteristic level of a user, and a fluid delivery system, which infuses a fluid into a user. The relay device includes a sensor system receiver for receiving communications from the sensor system in a sensor system format. The relay device also includes a processor for processing the communications from the sensor system and converting the communications for transmission in a delivery system format. The relay device further includes a delivery system transmitter for transmitting the converted communications in the delivery system format to the fluid delivery system. The sensor system and delivery system formats may utilize different frequencies and/or different communication protocols for communications transmitted between the sensor system and the fluid delivery system through the relay device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: June 24, 2004
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Varaz Shahmirian, Wayne A. Morgan, Sheldon B. Moberg, Cary D. Talbot, Arthur A. Campbell, Jay A. Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 6752787
    Abstract: A reusable external infusion device infuses a fluid into an individual's body. The infusion device controls the rate that fluid flows from a reservoir inside a housing, through an external tube, and into the individual's body. Essentially, the infused fluid is insulin. However, many other fluids may be administered through infusion such as, HIV drugs, drugs to treat pulmonary hypertension, iron chelation drugs, pain medications, anti-cancer treatments, vitamins, hormones, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.,
    Inventors: James D. Causey, III, William H. Stutz, Jr., Clyde K. Nason, Sheldon B. Moberg, Jay Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20040068230
    Abstract: An infusion system includes a characteristic determining device and an infusion device. The characteristic determining device includes a receptacle for receiving and testing an analyte from the user to determine a concentration of the analyte in the user. The characteristic determining device also includes a communication system for transmitting a communication including data indicative of the determined concentration of the analyte in the user, and the infusion device includes a communication system for receiving the communication from the characteristic determining device. The infusion device further includes a bolus estimator for calculating an estimated amount of fluid to be infused into the body of the user based upon the received data indicative of the determined concentration of the analyte in the user and a target concentration of the analyte in the user, and an indicator to indicate when the estimated amount of fluid to be infused has been calculated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Mark C. Estes, Cary D. Talbot, Mike Charles Vallet Tolle, Jay A. Yonemoto
  • Publication number: 20030212364
    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 tie 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: May 27, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20030195462
    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: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20030191431
    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: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20030187525
    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: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: October 2, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20030181851
    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: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: MINIMED INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Publication number: 20030181852
    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: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: September 25, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, James D. Causey, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt
  • Patent number: 6554798
    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: June 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred E. Mann, Causey D. James, Alan Haubach, Luis J. Malave, John H. Livingston, Clifford W. Hague, Chalirmkiert Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P. Bishop
  • Patent number: 6551276
    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: December 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    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: 20020193679
    Abstract: A communication station is for use with a medical device (such as an infusion pump) and a processing device (such as a computer). The communication station includes a housing, a medical device interface coupled to the housing, a processing device interface coupled to the housing and a processor coupled to the housing. The device interface interfaces with the medical device, and the processing device interface interfaces with the processing device. The processor provides a communication path between the medical device and the processing device such that programming and instructions may be communicated from the processing device to the medical device and data may be transferred from the medical device to the processing device. The communication station may be combined with a system that is capable of generating reports either locally or remotely. In addition, the medical device interface may be a cradle that is configurable to attach to different shaped medical devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Luis J. Malave, Mark C. Estes, Jay Yonemoto, J. Jeffrey Barlow, Todd M. Gross, John Shin, Paul S. Cheney, Mike Dobbles, Clifford W. Hague, Deborah Ruppert, Kevin C. Wells
  • Publication number: 20020171297
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Cary D. Talbot, Sheldon B. Moberg, James D. Causey, Jay A. Yonemoto