Patents by Inventor Krista Kappeler

Krista Kappeler 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: 20210085880
    Abstract: Monitoring an injection process executed by a variable dose injection device with feedback means for generating a number of feedback events proportionate to the dose to be determined is disclosed. A dialed or injected dose is determined by measuring a first signal of the process comprising a first signal peak related to a feedback event; detecting the first signal peak in the first signal; selecting an evaluation interval comprising the detected peak and adapted to an expected peak duration; deriving, from the first signal limited to the evaluation interval, a feature or characterizing parameter of the feedback event; identifying, from the derived feature, the feedback event as one of a dial up, dial down, or expel feedback event, and counting identified feedback events to determine the dialed or the ejected dose. The two-stage approach with serially executed peak detection and peak identification allows to optimize data storage and processing power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Inventors: Jürg STECK, Andreas SCHNEIDER, Simon DÄHLER, Jürg HIRSCHEL, Krista KAPPELER, Florian KÜHNI, Simon SCHÜPBACH, Amir FERIANI, Ludovic ZULLIGER
  • Publication number: 20210008288
    Abstract: A flexible and reliable delivery state estimator or evaluator is provided for a drug delivery device. The proposed delivery status estimation architecture includes a position sensor that provides a continuous position sensor signal indicative of a current position of a component of the delivery device movable continuously from a first to a second component position, as well as a position discriminator that redefines the continuous position sensor signal to generate an approximate binary input signal on behalf of a state estimator. The discriminator absorbs any difficulty that may arise from a limited reproducibility or enhanced variability of the original continuous sensor signal, specifically including a user-originated signal spread in a movement of a needle protection sleeve of the delivery device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Krista Kappeler, Leos Urbanek
  • Publication number: 20200405952
    Abstract: A patch delivery device includes a bottom housing part, a delivery element for subcutaneous delivery of a liquid to a patient, an adhesive patch for attaching the bottom housing part to the skin of the patient, a capacitive sensor with an electrode configuration including a plurality of skin contact sensitive electrodes, and a release liner covering a patient-side adhesive layer of the adhesive patch prior to adhering to the patient's skin. The release liner includes an electrically conductive area extending over at least a portion of the electrode configuration of the capacitive sensor before being removed from the adhesive patch. Providing the release liner with a conductive area gives rise to a discernible change in capacitive response of the sensor electrodes upon release liner removal that enables sensing a removal of a release liner covering a patient-side adhesive layer prior to attachment to the skin of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Bernhard Rytz, Simon Scheurer, Krista Kappeler