Patents by Inventor Jeffrey F. Field

Jeffrey F. Field 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: 8708961
    Abstract: An infusion device having a housing with a reusable control portion and an expendable reservoir portion includes a precise drive for an infusion pump. The drive includes a piezoelectric bender assembly, a limiter and at least one contact stop. The piezoelectric bender assembly includes a cantilevered piezoelectric bender having an member of predetermined thickness fixed to move with the second end. A limiter of dimensionally stable material including a gap and at least a first mounting hole extending to the gap. The member of predetermined thickness extends into the gap. A first contact stop is positioned in the gap to define a critical gap distance limiting movement of the member of predetermined thickness in the gap. A base has a mounting surface, a port through the base and extending to the mounting surface. The port includes a first length having a smaller diameter at the mounting surface and a second length displaced from the mounting surface and having a larger diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Publication number: 20140107581
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 8628498
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 8202267
    Abstract: A system for infusing liquid to a body includes an infusion device, a network interface with a cell phone and wireless link and a network server system capable of communication with the infusion device through the network interface. The server system has access to a file of information specific to the controller for the infusion device. The infusion device includes a source of infusion fluid, a delivery port, a pump between the source of infusion fluid and the delivery port and a controller capable of programmable pump rate and sequence. A method for infusing liquid to a body includes controlling infusion using a programmable controller, establishing a file of information specific to the controller accessible to an extended area network server system and remotely transmitting commands to the controller. The information specific to the controller in the file is amended from a control terminal remote from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Publication number: 20110257597
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: JASON H. SAFABASH, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20100331826
    Abstract: An infusion device having a housing with a reusable control portion and an expendable reservoir portion includes a precise drive for an infusion pump. The drive includes a piezoelectric bender assembly, a limiter and at least one contact stop. The piezoelectric bender assembly includes a cantilevered piezoelectric bender having an member of predetermined thickness fixed to move with the second end. A limiter of dimensionally stable material including a gap and at least a first mounting hole extending to the gap. The member of predetermined thickness extends into the gap. A first contact stop is positioned in the gap to define a critical gap distance limiting movement of the member of predetermined thickness in the gap. A base has a mounting surface, a port through the base and extending to the mounting surface. The port includes a first length having a smaller diameter at the mounting surface and a second length displaced from the mounting surface and having a larger diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Publication number: 20080086086
    Abstract: A system for infusing liquid to a body includes an infusion device, a network interface with a cell phone and wireless link and a network server system capable of communication with the infusion device through the network interface. The server system has access to a file of information specific to the controller for the infusion device. The infusion device includes a source of infusion fluid, a delivery port, a pump between the source of infusion fluid and the delivery port and a controller capable of programmable pump rate and sequence. A method for infusing liquid to a body includes controlling infusion using a programmable controller, establishing a file of information specific to the controller accessible to an extended area network server system and remotely transmitting commands to the controller. The information specific to the controller in the file is amended from a control terminal remote from the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 10, 2008
    Inventors: Jeffrey F. Field, April A. Marano-Ford, Peter R. Rule, Kevin J. O'Hara, Thomas Allen Knotts
  • Patent number: 7329239
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderbunk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 7207974
    Abstract: An insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient, including: a device housing and a carrier body for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient. A driver urges the carrier body with a controlled force and speed to place at least a portion of the at least one piercing member of the insertion set through the skin of the patient to install the insertion set to the patient. The receiving structure is removable from the insertion set while maintaining installation of the insertion set to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 7128730
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 7022108
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6997907
    Abstract: An insertion set for insertion through the skin of a patient includes at least one piercing member adapted to be secured to an insertion device and a set housing to be removable from the insertion device while maintaining installation of the insertion set. At least a portion of the at least one piercing member is insertable through the skin. The set housing is coupled to the at least one piercing member and is adapted so that it is shaped to fit an insertion device to orient the at least one piercing member for placement through the skin of at least a portion of the at least one piercing member at a predetermined angle relative to the skin to install the insertion set. The at least one piercing member is adapted to be retainable by the insertion device during removal from the insertion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6991619
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6991620
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Patent number: 6939330
    Abstract: An inserter having a housing, a syringe carriage slidably mounted within the housing and a syringe socket defined within the syringe carriage. The syringe carriage is able to assume a cocked position and an extended position with the latter being the position for injection. A spring biases the syringe carriage to the extended position and a latch selectively retains the syringe carriage in the cocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Medsolve LLC
    Inventors: Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field, April Marano-Ford
  • Patent number: 6926694
    Abstract: A system for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents into a living body includes a port assembly having a cannula extending from the mounting side, a port opening away from the mounting side and a resilient barrier between the port and the cannula. An access hub includes a connector positionable at the port for opening the resilient barrier. The access hub is movable in the port assembly, is engaged therewith through a resilient ring coupling and forms a seal with the resilient barrier, reducing the amount of volume to be primed. Inserters, both disposable and reusable, include the cannula insertion member as part of the assembly. A spring loaded port driver is operatively mounted within the housing with movement controlled by a latch. The driver includes a seat for receipt of a port assembly. The cannula insertion member is nonremovably fixed in a socket in the port driver in the disposable assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Assignee: Medsolve Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: April Marano-Ford, Susan McConnell-Montalvo, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20030158520
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20030130619
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. Field
  • Publication number: 20030125669
    Abstract: An insertion device and insertion set. The insertion device for inserting at least a portion of at least one piercing member of an insertion set through the skin of a patient includes a device housing, a carrier body and a driver. The carrier body is slidably received within the device housing for movement between an advanced position and a retracted position. The carrier body also includes a receiving structure to support the insertion set in a position with the at least one piercing member oriented for insertion through the skin of the patient at a predetermined angle relative to the skin of the patient upon movement of the carrier body from the retracted position to the advanced position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Applicant: MINIMED INC.
    Inventors: Jason H. Safabash, Susan M. McConnell, Randy W. Adair, Jeffery V. Funderburk, April A. Marano, Jeffrey F. field
  • Publication number: 20020133117
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a low profile catheter valve comprising a movable sealer portion positioned within the inflation lumen of a catheter. The sealer portion forms a fluid tight seal with the inflation lumen by firmly contacting the entire circumference of a section of the inflation lumen. The sealer portion may be positioned proximally of a side-access inflation port on the catheter, to establish an unrestricted fluid pathway between the inflation port and an inflatable balloon on the distal end of the catheter. As desired, the clinician may move the sealer portion to a position distal of the inflation port, thereby preventing any fluid from being introduced into or withdrawn from the balloon via the inflation port. Also disclosed herein is an inflation adaptor for moving the sealer portion within the catheter to establish or close the fluid pathway between the inflation port and the inflatable balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Gholam-Reza Zadno-Azizi, April A. Marano-Ford, Celso J. Bagaoisan, Jefferey C. Bleam, Isaac J. Kim, Jeffrey F. Field, Roy Leguidleguid, Mukund Patel, George Tsai