Patents by Inventor Mark C. Estes

Mark C. Estes 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: 20200368426
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be used to determine a user's total insulin load (TIL) that provides an accurate indication of the insulin previously delivered to the user's body which has not yet acted. In particular embodiments, the TIL can account for both the bolus deliveries and the basal deliveries that have occurred over a period of time. Such information may be useful, for example, when the infusion pump is operated in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitoring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200360606
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be configured to activate an alarm in response to a calculated prediction of the user's future blood glucose levels. Optionally, the predictive calculation of the user's future blood glucose levels can be based at least in part upon a recent blood glucose level, a trend of blood glucose levels over time, and an insulin load of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200338266
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be configured to modify alarm limit parameters as the user's insulin load increases or decreases. Moreover, in particular embodiments, the infusion pump system can be configured to provide a “missed bolus” or “missed meal” alarm in response to the user's blood glucose characteristics, the user's insulin load information, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Publication date: October 29, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10737015
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be used to determine a user's total insulin load (TIL) that provides an accurate indication of the insulin previously delivered to the user's body which has not yet acted. In particular embodiments, the TIL can account for both the bolus deliveries and the basal deliveries that have occurred over a period of time. Such information may be useful, for example, when the infusion pump is operated in conjunction with a continuous glucose monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200219174
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein provide for a number of portable infusion pumps to be distributed to a pump user via a pharmacy system or like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200188588
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be configured to control dispensation of medicine according to a closed-loop delivery mode that is responsive to feedback information provided from a monitoring device, and the infusion pump system permits a user to interrupt the closed-loop delivery mode for purposes of dispensing a user-selected manual bolus dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200171242
    Abstract: Some embodiments a glucagon administration system can provide a suggested glucagon dosage based on one or more particular parameters (e.g., the user's recent blood glucose characteristics, a glucagon sensitivity value of the user, and other parameters). In some circumstances, the glucagon administration system can receive information indicative of the user's blood glucose level and suggest a glucagon dosage that is at least partially dependent upon a previously stored glucagon sensitivity for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10661007
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can be configured to provide improved safety monitoring features so that a user receives proper dosage amounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20200147305
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to allow the user to communicate with the infusion pump system using voice or image input. Optionally, particular embodiments can interpret the voice or image input using speech or image recognition capabilities. By incorporating speech or image recognition equipment within the infusion pump system, user interactions with the pump system can be enhanced and simplified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10636077
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein provide for a number of portable infusion pumps to be distributed to a pump user via a pharmacy system or like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10632257
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a wearable infusion pump system can include a pump device having a drive system to dispense a medicine to a user, an activity sensor that detects a possible change in an activity level of the user, and a controller to activate the drive system to dispense the medicine to the user. The controller device can query the user to indicate whether a detected activity level of the user represents an actual change in the activity level of the user. The controller device can alter the medicine dispensing schedule based on the user indicated changes in activity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Estes, Deb Ruppert
  • Patent number: 10603433
    Abstract: Some embodiments an infusion pump system can be configured to control dispensation of medicine according to a closed-loop delivery mode that is responsive to feedback information provided from a monitoring device, and the infusion pump system permits a user to interrupt the closed-loop delivery mode for purposes of dispensing a user-selected manual bolus dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10576204
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system can include a controller in which one or more features sets to be provided by the controller are enabled or disabled based upon the particular pump device that is connected to the controller. For example, in some embodiments, one or more advanced features of the controller are available to the user only when a first type of pump device (e.g., having predefined settings stored therein) is connected to the controller, and those advanced features of the controller are disabled when a second type of pump device is connected to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark C. Estes, Wenkang Qi, Phillip Hopper
  • Patent number: 10569015
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to allow the user to communicate with the infusion pump system using voice or image input. Optionally, particular embodiments can interpret the voice or image input using speech or image recognition capabilities. By incorporating speech or image recognition equipment within the infusion pump system, user interactions with the pump system can be enhanced and simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 10549037
    Abstract: Some embodiments a glucagon administration system can provide a suggested glucagon dosage based on one or more particular parameters (e.g., the user's recent blood glucose characteristics, a glucagon sensitivity value of the user, and other parameters). In some circumstances, the glucagon administration system can receive information indicative of the user's blood glucose level and suggest a glucagon dosage that is at least partially dependent upon a previously stored glucagon sensitivity for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Publication number: 20190282753
    Abstract: A system for delivering fluid to a user transcutaneously includes a subcutaneous infusion cannula base assembly, a cannula inserter assembly and a fluid connection assembly. The subcutaneous infusion cannula base assembly is configured to be located on the user's skin. The cannula inserter assembly is coupled to the cannula base assembly and is configured to drive an infusion cannula through the user's skin in a nominally helical trajectory. The fluid connection assembly is configured to fluidically connect the cannula base assembly to a source of delivery fluid. Cannula and stylet assemblies configured for helical or non-helical insertion are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Inventors: David S. GILLETT, Andres DANDLER, Mark C. ESTES, Kenneth C. HSU
  • Patent number: 10413658
    Abstract: A system for delivering fluid to a user transcutaneously includes a subcutaneous infusion cannula base assembly, a cannula inserter assembly and a fluid connection assembly. The subcutaneous infusion cannula base assembly is configured to be located on the user's skin. The cannula inserter assembly is coupled to the cannula base assembly and is configured to drive an infusion cannula through the user's skin in a nominally helical trajectory. The fluid connection assembly is configured to fluidically connect the cannula base assembly to a source of delivery fluid. Cannula and stylet assemblies configured for helical or non-helical insertion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Capillary Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. Gillett, Andres Dandler, Mark C. Estes, Kenneth C. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10376634
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a portable infusion pump system can be configured to deliver medicine (e.g., insulin or the like) to a user and to deliver media content to a user. The media content can include, for example, MP3 music and other audio/video data stored in a memory device in the portable system. Thus, in particular embodiments, the portable infusion pump system can serve a dual purpose of providing medication and entertainment for the user from a compact and unobtrusive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Wenger, Mark C. Estes, Scott Chiang
  • Publication number: 20190151533
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a portable medical device, such as an infusion pump, can receive an external reference signal (e.g., a radio, cellular and/or satellite signal) to provide an automatic time-setting and maintenance operation. In these circumstances, the medical device can maintain accurate time and date information even in the event of a power interruption, a time-zone change and/or an internal clock error, for example. In this manner, the portable medical device provides safe operation and added convenience to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Mark C. Estes, Mitchell Wenger
  • Publication number: 20190139126
    Abstract: Some embodiments described herein provide for a number of portable infusion pumps to be distributed to a pump user via a pharmacy system or like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes