Patents by Inventor Leif Bowman

Leif Bowman 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: 20210069413
    Abstract: An infusion set has an insertion device that inserts a cannula and introducer needle fully into a patient, and then fully removes the introducer needle with one user motion. In some examples the insertion device does not permit partial insertion or incomplete introducer element removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: March 11, 2021
    Inventors: Nicholas John Foley, Leif Bowman, Mark H Scott
  • Publication number: 20210060240
    Abstract: Briefly, an extended use infusion set is provided that substantially extends the therapeutic life of an infusion set, thereby increasing patient comfort, decreasing costs, and providing for increased efficacy for infused medicines and therapeutics. Generally, the extended use infusion set uses an insertion mechanism to position a cannula or needle at an initial depth and location for subcutaneous infusion of medication. At a later time, when the therapeutic effect of the medication has decreased below a threshold, the patient uses a reset mechanism to reposition the needle or cannula to a new depth and location. In this way, the therapeutic effect of the medication is reestablished, enabling the infusion set to be used effectively for a longer period of time. The infusion set also contemplates setting and resetting a biosensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 4, 2021
    Inventors: Mark H. Scott, Leif Bowman, Nicholas John Foley
  • Publication number: 20210030951
    Abstract: A painless infusion set has an affixed portion and may have a disposable or reusable insertion device portion. The infusion set or its inserter may have methods or mechanisms to utilize gas, liquid, gel, or solid within phase or through phase change with user-controlled variably slow insertion to reduce pain. In one example, a canister of a pain reducing material is in the insertion device. The pain reducing material can be dispensed onto the skin before, during, or after insertion of the needle or cannula to reduce pain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Leif Bowman, Nicholas John Fowley, Mark H. Scott
  • Publication number: 20190320976
    Abstract: A method for metabolic monitoring includes a processor receiving glucose data associated with an individual from a metabolic sensor and food intake information associated with the individual. The processor calculates a plurality of global metrics. Each global metric is based on a glucose variability, a glucose load, and a post-prandial peak. The glucose variability is calculated from the glucose data associated with the individual. The processor determines an individualized metric by correlating the food intake information associated with the individual to the plurality of global metrics, and recommends a behavior modification based on the individualized metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Zense-Life Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Steven Roslin, Robert James Boock, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman, Todd Noboru Haseyama, Katherine Yerre Koehler
  • Publication number: 20190298259
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, Indrawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Davis, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Patent number: 9446194
    Abstract: Methods and systems for encouraging interactions with a glucose monitoring system include incrementing a score and/or providing a reward based on a variety of different interactions with the glucose monitoring system. The interactions which improve the score may include initiating or changing displays, downloading data, setting operational parameters and other interactions that are independent of a user's glucose measurements. Encouraging these interactions can enhance success in maintaining healthy glucose concentrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Jack Pryor, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, Kristin Koenekamp Cote, Leif Bowman, Michael Robert Mensinger
  • Publication number: 20160066843
    Abstract: The present embodiments harness a wide variety of capabilities of modern smartphones, and combine these capabilities with information from a continuous glucose monitor to provide diabetics and related people with more information than the continuous glucose monitor can provide by itself. The increased information provides the diabetic with an increased likelihood of good diabetes management for better health.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, lndirawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampauram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20100261987
    Abstract: Methods and systems for encouraging interactions with a glucose monitoring system include incrementing a score and/or providing a reward based on a variety of different interactions with the glucose monitoring system. The interactions which improve the score may include initiating or changing displays, downloading data, setting operational parameters and other interactions that are independent of a user's glucose measurements. Encouraging these interactions can enhance success in maintaining healthy glucose concentrations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Apurv Ullas Kamath, Jack Pryor, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, Kristin Koenekamp Cote, Leif Bowman, Michael Robert Mensinger
  • Publication number: 20100198033
    Abstract: A flexible indwelling biosensor includes an elongated framework formed from a flexible material (e.g., a Nitinol strip) with a body portion, a sharp head, a distal end, and a proximal end. The flexible indwelling sensor also includes a biosensor (such as an interstitial fluid glucose sensor) integrated with the elongated framework with the biosensor having a sensing element disposed over (for example, on or suspended over) at least one of the body portion or sharp head of the elongated framework. Moreover, the sharp head is disposed at the distal end of the elongated framework and the sharp head and at least the sensing element of the biosensor are configured for insertion into a target site (for example, a subcutaneous target site).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Peter KRULEVITCH, Donna SAVAGE, Lorin P. OLSON, Leif BOWMAN
  • Publication number: 20070287985
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication for delivery by the control system with the infusion pump. Estimating the appropriate amount of medication for delivery is based upon one or more settings which each vary according to a setting profile. In other embodiments, the control system comprises a suspend function for temporarily suspending medication delivery by the infusion pump, an alarm profile function for programming a variable alarm volume of the alarm and a simplified menu for controlling the dual wave bolus delivery function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventors: Mark Estes, Leif Bowman, Denetta Malave, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20050245904
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the delivery and monitoring of a medication, such as insulin, to a recipient are provided. An exemplary feature-rich system comprises an infusion pump with a control system for controlling medication delivery by the infusion pump and a bolus estimator for estimating an appropriate amount of medication for delivery by the control system with the infusion pump. Estimating the appropriate amount of medication for delivery is based upon one or more settings which each vary according to a setting profile. In other embodiments, the control system comprises a suspend function for temporarily suspending medication delivery by the infusion pump, an alarm profile function for programming a variable alarm volume of the alarm and a simplified menu for controlling the dual wave bolus delivery function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: November 3, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Estes, Leif Bowman, Denetta Malave, Cary Talbot
  • Publication number: 20050101910
    Abstract: A subcutaneous infusion set. The subcutaneous infusion set may include a base for providing an infusion path; a cannula connected to and extending away from the base; a connector removably attachable to the base; and a tubing affixed to the connector. The connector may be limitedly rotatable on the base when the connector is removably attached to the base. Also, a contiguous pass for passing fluids may be formed from the tubing to the cannula when the connector is removably attached to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Leif Bowman, Albert Candioty, Milad Girgis, Thomas Rudolph, Frederick Houghton, Jason Adams, Brian Highley
  • Publication number: 20020072720
    Abstract: An insertion set for insertion into a skin of a user. The insertion set includes an insertable substantially insoluble flexible portion and a soluble material. The insertable substantially insoluble flexible portion is capable of remaining in the skin after insertion. The soluble material is coupled to the insertable insoluble flexible portion and facilitates piercing the skin, and the soluble material dissolves in the skin of the user. Also, the soluble material holds the substantially insoluble flexible portion in a rigid state. Preferably, the insertion set is an infusion set or a sensor set. The sets may include a cannula as part of the insertable substantially insoluble portion. The cannula may be formed from a flexible material or a flexible metal tube. Preferably, the soluble material is formed from a at least one saccharide, such as a monosaccharide or a polysaccharide, a protein, a starch, other biocompatible materials, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2000
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Clifford W. Hague, Leif Bowman, Jason H. Safabash, John H. Livingston, Adrian Gut, Neal Smith, David J. Vachon, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: D773529
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Grubstein, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D779504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D779505
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D799542
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian Christopher Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D820311
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D847159
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman
  • Patent number: D901538
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Esteban Cabrera, Jr., Katherine Yerre Koehler, Brian C. Smith, Eric Cohen, Rian Draeger, Paul Kramer, Paul Noble-Campbell, Eli Reihman, Leif Bowman