Patents by Inventor Kaezad J. Mehta

Kaezad J. Mehta 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: 8348885
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. Such external communication allows the infusion system to be extended beyond the traditional short-range user environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, Kenny J. Long, Kaezad J. Mehta, Ian B. Hanson
  • Patent number: 8208973
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting variable beacon timing for a first wireless device and a second wireless device are provided. An exemplary system may include a number of wireless devices configured to wirelessly communicate with one another. The system includes a beacon-transmitting wireless device and a listening wireless device. The beacon-transmitting wireless device is configured to transmit, during a first operating mode, wireless beacons separated in time by relatively long time intervals. The beacon-transmitting device is also configured to transmit, during a second operating mode, wireless beacons separated in time by relatively short time intervals. The listening wireless device is configured to listen, during the first operating mode, for wireless beacons transmitted by the beacon-transmitting wireless device, and is configured to listen, during the second operating mode, for wireless beacons transmitted by the beacon-transmitting wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventor: Kaezad J. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20120091813
    Abstract: A powering subassembly for a portable electronic device includes a main battery, a converter, a backup battery, and a controller. The main battery provides a main voltage and the backup battery can provide a backup voltage. The converter receives the main voltage and increases it to at least one operating voltage. The controller receives the operating voltage from the converter, monitors the voltage of the main battery, and compares the monitored voltage to a main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a disconnect signal to decouple the main battery from the converter if the monitored voltage from the main battery is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a connection signal to couple the backup battery to the converter if the monitored voltage is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The backup battery provides the power for a predetermined minimum amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JON SPURLIN, John Gablenz, Kaezad J. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8106534
    Abstract: A powering subassembly for a portable electronic device includes a main battery, a converter, a backup battery, and a controller. The main battery provides a main voltage and the backup battery can provide a backup voltage. The converter receives the main voltage and increases the main voltage to at least one operating voltage. The controller receives the operating voltage from the converter, monitors the voltage of the main battery, and compares the monitored main battery voltage to a main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a disconnect signal to decouple the main battery from the converter if the monitored voltage from the main battery is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a connection signal to couple the backup battery to the converter if the monitored voltage is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The backup battery provides the power for a predetermined minimum amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Spurlin, John Gablenz, Kaezad J. Mehta
  • Patent number: 8095692
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. Mehta, James Jollota, Himanshu Patel
  • Patent number: 8073008
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. Mehta, John J. Mika, III
  • Publication number: 20110176490
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. MEHTA, James JOLLOTA, Himanshu PATEL
  • Publication number: 20110178462
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. Such external communication allows the infusion system to be extended beyond the traditional short-range user environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. MOBERG, Kenny J. LONG, Kaezad J. MEHTA, Ian B. HANSON
  • Publication number: 20110152970
    Abstract: Operating techniques and methodologies for a body area network of medical devices are provided. One technique relates to an intelligent channel hopping scheme that detects loss of wireless synchronization on an initial wireless channel, thereafter obtains a measure of quality for the initial wireless channel, and then selects a new wireless channel when the obtained measure of quality fails to satisfy a threshold criteria. Another operating technique dynamically adapts an ordered list of available wireless channels in accordance with a quality measure of the available wireless channels. Thus, when quality degradation associated with a first wireless channel is detected, the ordered list can be updated to indicate a lower preference for the first wireless channel and to indicate a higher preference for a second wireless channel that does not suffer from quality degradation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: James JOLLOTA, Kaezad J. MEHTA
  • Patent number: 7942844
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. Such external communication allows the infusion system to be extended beyond the traditional short-range user environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon B. Moberg, Kenny J. Long, Kaezad J. Mehta, Ian B. Hanson
  • Publication number: 20110110281
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. MEHTA, Himanshu PATEL, Sheldon B. MOBERG, "Mike" Charles Vallet TOLLE
  • Publication number: 20100201196
    Abstract: A powering subassembly for a portable electronic device includes a main battery, a converter, a backup battery, and a controller. The main battery provides a main voltage and the backup battery can provide a backup voltage. The converter receives the main voltage and increases the main voltage to at least one operating voltage. The controller receives the operating voltage from the converter, monitors the voltage of the main battery, and compares the monitored main battery voltage to a main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a disconnect signal to decouple the main battery from the converter if the monitored voltage from the main battery is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a connection signal to couple the backup battery to the converter if the monitored voltage is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The backup battery provides the power for a predetermined minimum amount of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: JON SPURLIN, John Gablenz, Kaezad J. Mehta
  • Patent number: 7737581
    Abstract: A powering subassembly for a portable electronic device includes a main battery, a converter, a backup battery, and a controller. The main battery provides a main voltage and the backup battery can provide a backup voltage. The converter receives the main voltage and increases the main voltage to at least one operating voltage. The controller receives the operating voltage from the converter, monitors the voltage of the main battery, and compares the monitored main battery voltage to a main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a disconnect signal to decouple the main battery from the converter if the monitored voltage from the main battery is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The controller transmits a connection signal to couple the backup battery to the converter if the monitored voltage is less than the main battery low voltage threshold. The backup battery provides the power for a predetermined minimum amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Spurlin, John Gablenz, Kaezad J. Mehta
  • Publication number: 20100111066
    Abstract: Systems and methods for supporting variable beacon timing for a first wireless device and a second wireless device are provided. An exemplary system may include a number of wireless devices configured to wirelessly communicate with one another. The system includes a beacon-transmitting wireless device and a listening wireless device. The beacon-transmitting wireless device is configured to transmit, during a first operating mode, wireless beacons separated in time by relatively long time intervals. The beacon-transmitting device is also configured to transmit, during a second operating mode, wireless beacons separated in time by relatively short time intervals. The listening wireless device is configured to listen, during the first operating mode, for wireless beacons transmitted by the beacon-transmitting wireless device, and is configured to listen, during the second operating mode, for wireless beacons transmitted by the beacon-transmitting wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Kaezad J. MEHTA
  • Publication number: 20070251835
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. MEHTA, John J. MIKA
  • Publication number: 20070255116
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. MEHTA, Himanshu PATEL, Sheldon B. MOBERG, "Mike" Charles Vallet TOLLE
  • Publication number: 20070253021
    Abstract: A fluid infusion system as described herein includes a number of local “body network” devices, such as an infusion pump, a handheld monitor or controller, a physiological sensor, and a bedside or hospital monitor. The body network devices can be configured to support communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between one another. In addition, the body network devices can be configured to support networked communication of status data, physiological information, alerts, control signals, and other information between the body network devices and “external” devices, systems, or communication networks. The networked medical devices are configured to support a variety of wireless data communication protocols for efficient communication of data within the medical device network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: November 1, 2007
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Kaezad J. MEHTA, James JOLLOTA, Himanshu PATEL