Patents by Inventor Jillian K. Allen

Jillian K. Allen 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20170112534
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112531
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112532
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112533
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 8377050
    Abstract: A configuration for a cryo-catheter which optimizes both the catheter's outer diameter and the size of the catheter's internal refrigerant flow path is described. Specifically, the inner dimensions of the cryo-catheter are configured to accommodate a pre-selected flow of refrigerant into the catheter's distal tip, and a return flow of refrigerant from the distal tip. The return flow is established in the void spaces between a refrigerant supply line and the inner wall of the catheter body. The available void space varies along the catheter length and depends on the presence/absence of various catheter accessories (i.e. pull wires, pressure tubes, etc.) which typically only extend through a portion of the catheter length. The disclosed configuration ensures that the cryo-catheter does not operate in a refrigerant limited condition, maintains the refrigerant as a liquid in the supply tube, and maintains the return line pressure at about 1 atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Lentz, Jillian K. Allen
  • Patent number: 8162929
    Abstract: An applicator for cryoablating tissue to form linear (i.e. straight line and curvilinear) lesions in targeted tissue includes a fluid refrigerant delivery system having a source of a fluid refrigerant and a tubular cryoablation segment. Structurally, the segment has an open proximal end and a distal end, and is formed with a lumen. Also, the segment is formed with at least one distal port and at least one proximal port, with each port connected in fluid communication with the segment's lumen. The proximal end of the tubular segment is operably connected in fluid communication with the source of fluid refrigerant. For the system, the ports can be selectively sized to outflow liquid refrigerant through the distal and proximal ports at a substantially same mass flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Lentz, Jillian K. Allen, Richard J. Koerner
  • Publication number: 20080306475
    Abstract: A configuration for a cryo-catheter which optimizes both the catheter's outer diameter and the size of the catheter's internal refrigerant flow path is described. Specifically, the inner dimensions of the cryo-catheter are configured to accommodate a pre-selected flow of refrigerant into the catheter's distal tip, and a return flow of refrigerant from the distal tip. The return flow is established in the void spaces between a refrigerant supply line and the inner wall of the catheter body. The available void space varies along the catheter length and depends on the presence/absence of various catheter accessories (i.e. pull wires, pressure tubes, etc.) which typically only extend through a portion of the catheter length. The disclosed configuration ensures that the cryo-catheter does not operate in a refrigerant limited condition, maintains the refrigerant as a liquid in the supply tube, and maintains the return line pressure at about 1 atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventors: David J. Lentz, Jillian K. Allen
  • Publication number: 20080300584
    Abstract: An applicator for cryoablating tissue to form linear (i.e. straight line and curvilinear) lesions in targeted tissue includes a fluid refrigerant delivery system having a source of a fluid refrigerant and a tubular cryoablation segment. Structurally, the segment has an open proximal end and a distal end, and is formed with a lumen. Also, the segment is formed with at least one distal port and at least one proximal port, with each port connected in fluid communication with the segment's lumen. The proximal end of the tubular segment is operably connected in fluid communication with the source of fluid refrigerant. For the system, the ports can be selectively sized to outflow liquid refrigerant through the distal and proximal ports at a substantially same mass flow rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventors: David J. Lentz, Jillian K. Allen, Richard J. Koerner