Patents by Inventor Jennifer Blackwell

Jennifer Blackwell 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: 10932709
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Publication number: 20210052224
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 25, 2021
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10905377
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10908114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for effects of temperature on implantable sensors are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for measuring a temperature to determine a change in temperature in a sensor environment. In certain embodiments, a temperature compensation factor is determined based on a change in temperature of the sensor environment. The temperature compensation factor can be used in processing raw data of an analyte signal to report a more accurate analyte concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10898115
    Abstract: Systems for applying a transcutaneous monitor to a person can include a telescoping assembly, a sensor, and a base with adhesive to couple the sensor to skin. The sensor can be located within the telescoping assembly while the base protrudes from a distal end of the system. The system can be configured to couple the sensor to the base by compressing the telescoping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, John Michael Gray, Neal Davis Johnston, Justen Deering England, Peter C. Simpson, Paul V. Neale, Jennifer Blackwell, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Mark Douglas Kempkey
  • Patent number: 10863944
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to applicators of on-skin sensor assemblies for measuring an analyte in a host, as well as their method of use and manufacture. In some aspects, an applicator for applying an on-skin sensor assembly to a skin of a host is provided. The applicator includes an applicator housing, a needle carrier assembly comprising an insertion element configured to insert a sensor of the on-skin sensor assembly into the skin of the host, a holder releasably coupled to the needle carrier assembly and configured to guide the on-skin sensor assembly while coupled to the needle carrier assembly, and a drive assembly configured to drive the insertion element from a proximal starting position to a distal insertion position, and from the distal insertion position to a proximal retraction position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Gray, Jennifer Blackwell, Paul V. Neale, Justen Deering England, Andrew Joncich, Cameron Brock, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Metzmaker, Neel Narayan Shah, Mark Douglas Kempkey, Patrick John Castagna, Warren Terry, Jason Halac, Christian Michael Andre George, Daniel E. Apacible, John Charles Barry, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Kenneth Pirondini, Andrew Michael Reinhardt, Jason C. Wong, Remy E. Gagnon, David DeRenzy, Randall Scott Koplin, Alan Baldwin, Young Woo Lee, David A. Keller, Louise Emma van den Heuvel, Carol Wood Sutherland
  • Patent number: 10827955
    Abstract: Sensor systems can be used to measure an analyte concentration. Sensor systems can include a base having a distal side configured to face towards a person's skin. An adhesive can couple the base to the skin. A transcutaneous analyte measurement sensor can be coupled to the base and can be located at least partially in the host. A transmitter can be coupled to the base and can transmit analyte measurement data to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Minglian Shi, Sebastian Bohm, John Patrick Majewski, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Leah Morta Edra, Disha B. Sheth, John Michael Gray, Shanger Wang, Ted Tang Lee, Michael L. Moore, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Blackwell, Neel Narayan Shah, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jason Halac, Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Paul V. Neale, Jiong Zou, Sean T. Saint
  • Patent number: 10827926
    Abstract: A method for neurological analysis and treatment is described. In one embodiment, a server sends a request to a wearable device for sensor data of a patient. The server receives sensor data from the wearable device, and sends instructions to the wearable device to present a cognitive test based on the sensor data. The server receives from the wearable device, results of the cognitive test, compares the results against a baseline, and determines an assessment of the user. A notification may be sent to the wearable device based on the assessment. A wearable device for use in the analysis and treatment is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cambridge Cognition Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Blackwell, Jennifer Barnett
  • Publication number: 20200330006
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Publication number: 20200323497
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing a user with alerts are provided. The alerts may take different forms, such as an output to a display, a speaker, a vibration module, a shock module, etc. The alerts provide the user with sufficient information to take appropriate action, but the devices may be of limited functionality to enhance their compactness, discreetness, wearability, etc., while also lowering their cost to manufacture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Inventors: Eli Reihman, Jennifer Blackwell, Leif N. Bowman, Thomas Hall, Katherine Yerre Grubstein, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10729388
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing a user with alerts are provided. The alerts may take different forms, such as an output to a display, a speaker, a vibration module, a shock module, etc. The alerts provide the user with sufficient information to take appropriate action, but the devices may be of limited functionality to enhance their compactness, discreetness, wearability, etc., while also lowering their cost to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eli Reihman, Jennifer Blackwell, Leif N. Bowman, Thomas Hall, Katherine Yerre Grubstein, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20200170671
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 10595900
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 10598627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for effects of temperature on implantable sensors are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for measuring a temperature to determine a change in temperature in a sensor environment. In certain embodiments, a temperature compensation factor is determined based on a change in temperature of the sensor environment. The temperature compensation factor can be used in processing raw data of an analyte signal to report a more accurate analyte concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20190251456
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to determine a time to provide guidance to a user regarding management of a physiologic condition such as diabetes. The determination may be based upon a model or pattern. The time to deliver guidance may be calculated to be useful to a user in the management of a glucose concentration level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandra Elena Constantin, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Jennifer Blackwell, Eric Cohen, Basab Dattaray, Anna Leigh Davis, Rian Draeger, Arturo Garcia, John Michael Gray, Hari Hampapuram, Nathaniel David Heintzmann, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Phil Mayou, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Sumitaka Mikami, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Tomas C. Walker, Daniel Justin Wiedeback, Subrai Girish Pai, Matthew T. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20190252079
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to provide guidance to a user regarding management of a physiologic condition such as diabetes. The determination may be based upon a patient glucose concentration data sensed by a glucose concentration sensor. A host state change associated with the host glucose concentration data may be determined. A guidance message based at least in part on the host state change may also be determined. The guidance message may be delivered through a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandra Elena Constantin, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Jennifer Blackwell, Eric Cohen, Basab Dattaray, Anna Leigh Davis, Rian Draeger, Arturo Garcia, John Michael Gray, Hari Hampapuram, Nathaniel David Heintzmann, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Phil Mayou, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Sumitaka Mikami, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Tomas C. Walker, Daniel Justin Wiedeback
  • Publication number: 20190246973
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to provide guidance to a user regarding management of a physiologic condition such as diabetes. The determination may be based upon a patient glucose concentration level. The glucose concentration level may be provided to a stored model to determine a state. The guidance may be determined based at least in part on the determined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandra Elena Constantin, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Jennifer Blackwell, Eric Cohen, Basab Dattaray, Anna Leigh Davis, Rian Draeger, Arturo Garcia, John Michael Gray, Hari Hampapuram, Nathaniel David Heintzmann, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Phil Mayou, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Sumitaka Mikami, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Tomas C. Walker, Daniel Justin Wiedeback, Subrai Girish Pai, Matthew T. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20190246914
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to provide guidance to a user regarding management of a physiologic condition such as diabetes. The determination may be based upon a patient glucose concentration level. The glucose concentration level may be provided to a stored model to determine a state. The guidance may be determined based at least in part on the determined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Alexandra Elena Constantin, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Jennifer Blackwell, Eric Cohen, Basab Dattaray, Anna Leigh Davis, Rian Draeger, Arturo Garcia, John Michael Gray, Hari Hampapuram, Nathaniel David Heintzmann, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Matthew Lawrence Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Phil Mayou, Patrick Wile McBride, Michael Robert Mensinger, Sumitaka Mikami, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Peter C. Simpson, Tomas C. Walker, Daniel Justin Wiedeback, Subrai Girish Pai, Matthew T. Vogel
  • Publication number: 20190209057
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Böhm
  • Patent number: 10278732
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Jennifer Blackwell, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin