Patents by Inventor Michael F. Tomasco

Michael F. Tomasco 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: 20220039711
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Inventors: Raul Escutia, Craig M. Litherland, Jeffrey L. Emery, Jeffrey M. Jones, Michael F. Tomasco, Kelley J. Lipman
  • Publication number: 20220026436
    Abstract: A device includes: a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion defining a reservoir containing a control material, wherein the control material contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration. A method of verifying the accuracy of an analyte monitoring device includes receiving a fluid sample, identifying the fluid sample as a control solution, and analyzing the fluid sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kelley J. LIPMAN, Michael F. TOMASCO, Peter Uy-Vu LY, Jennifer Y. BLOMO, Paul D. REYNOLDS, John F. LARKIN, Robin S. GAFFNEY, Kimberly J. TANSEY, Christopher L. STEWART, Raul ESCUTIA, Robert W. BOWERS
  • Publication number: 20210330225
    Abstract: Described here are meters and methods for sampling, transporting, and/or analyzing a fluid sample. The meters may include a meter housing and a cartridge. In some instances, the meter may include a tower which may engage one or more portions of a cartridge. The meter housing may include an imaging system, which may or may not be included in the tower. The cartridge may include one or more sampling arrangements, which may be configured to collect a fluid sample from a sampling site. A sampling arrangement may include a skin-penetration member, a hub, and a quantification member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Publication date: October 28, 2021
    Inventors: Raul ESCUTIA, Paul D. REYNOLDS, John F. LARKIN, Charles HU, Michael F. TOMASCO, Daniel R. BLOOM, Joseph A. VIVOLO, Richard M. WIARD
  • Patent number: 11051734
    Abstract: Described here are meters and methods for sampling, transporting, and/or analyzing a fluid sample. The meters may include a meter housing and a cartridge. In some instances, the meter may include a tower which may engage one or more portions of a cartridge. The meter housing may include an imaging system, which may or may not be included in the tower. The cartridge may include one or more sampling arrangements, which may be configured to collect a fluid sample from a sampling site. A sampling arrangement may include a skin-penetration member, a hub, and a quantification member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raul Escutia, Daniel R. Bloom, Charles Hu, Paul D. Reynolds, Joseph A. Vivolo, Michael F. Tomasco
  • Patent number: 11045125
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raul Escutia, Craig M. Litherland, Jeffrey L. Emery, Jeffrey M. Jones, Michael F. Tomasco, Kelley J. Lipman
  • Patent number: 11002743
    Abstract: A device includes: a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion defining a reservoir containing a control material, wherein the control material contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration. A method of verifying the accuracy of an analyte monitoring device includes receiving control information, receiving a fluid sample, identifying the fluid sample as a control solution, and analyzing the control solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTUITY MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Michael F. Tomasco, Peter Uy-Vu Ly, Jennifer Y. Blomo, Paul D. Reynolds, John F. Larkin, Robin S. Gaffney, Kimberly J. Tansey, Christopher L. Stewart, Raul Escutia, Robert W. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20200214605
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic device includes a wirelessly transmitted time data receiver and processor. Associated devices, methods and functionality are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 9, 2020
    Inventors: Kelley J. LIPMAN, Michael F. TOMASCO, Daniel N. BRNCIC, David K. HOHL, Paul D. REYNOLDS, Raul ESCUTIA
  • Patent number: 10383556
    Abstract: A medical diagnostic device includes a wirelessly transmitted time data receiver and processor. Associated devices, methods and functionality are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Michael F. Tomasco, Daniel N. Brncic, David K. Hohl, Paul D. Reynolds, Raul Escutia
  • Publication number: 20190104976
    Abstract: Described here are meters and methods for sampling, transporting, and/or analyzing a fluid sample. The meters may include a meter housing and a cartridge. In some instances, the meter may include a tower which may engage one or more portions of a cartridge. The meter housing may include an imaging system, which may or may not be included in the tower. The cartridge may include one or more sampling arrangements, which may be configured to collect a fluid sample from a sampling site. A sampling arrangement may include a skin-penetration member, a hub, and a quantification member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Inventors: Paul D. REYNOLDS, Raul ESCUTIA, John F. LARKIN, Charles HU, Michael F. TOMASCO, Daniel R. BLOOM, Joseph A. VIVOLO, Richard M. WIARD
  • Publication number: 20190025318
    Abstract: A device includes: a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion defining a reservoir containing a control material, wherein the control material contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration. A method of verifying the accuracy of an analyte monitoring device includes receiving control information, receiving a fluid sample, identifying the fluid sample as a control solution, and analyzing the control solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Kelley J. LIPMAN, Michael F. TOMASCO, Peter Uy-Vu LY, Jennifer Y. BLOMO, Paul D. REYNOLDS, John F. LARKIN, Robin S. GAFFNEY, Kimberly J. TANSEY, Christopher L. STEWART, Raul ESCUTIA, Robert W. BOWERS
  • Publication number: 20180296143
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods herein relate to managing a chronic condition such as diabetes. These systems and methods may obtain patient data from a plurality of devices, integrate the data for analysis of trends that may be presented to the patient and/or health care professional along with an actionable suggestion. In some variations, a method may include the steps of receiving analyte data generated by an analyte measurement device and patient data generated by a patient measurement device. One or more data trends may be generated by analyzing the analyte data against the patient data using a computing device. The device settings of one or more of the analyte measurement device and the computing device may be modified in response to one or more of the data trends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: Emory V. ANDERSON, III, Robin Susanne GAFFNEY, Michael F. TOMASCO, Raul ESCUTIA, Paul D. REYNOLDS
  • Publication number: 20180214059
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Raul ESCUTIA, Craig M. LITHERLAND, Jeffrey L. EMERY, Jeffrey M. JONES, Michael F. TOMASCO, Kelley J. LIPMAN
  • Patent number: 9897610
    Abstract: A device includes: a first portion configured to be grasped by the hand of the user, and a second portion defining a reservoir containing a control material, wherein the control material contains a target analyte in a known or predetermined concentration. Methods for verifying the accuracy of an analyte monitoring device include receiving control information from a test cartridge, transporting control material to an analysis site, determining the presence of the control material, analyzing the control material, and providing a pass or fail signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelley J. Lipman, Michael F. Tomasco, Peter Uy-Vu Ly, Jennifer Y. Blomo, Paul D. Reynolds, John F. Larkin, Robin S. Gaffney, Kimberly J. Tansey, Christopher L. Stewart, Raúl Escutia, Robert W. Bowers
  • Publication number: 20180008178
    Abstract: Described here are meters and methods for sampling, transporting, and/or analyzing a fluid sample. The meters may include a meter housing and a cartridge. In some instances, the meter may include a tower which may engage one or more portions of a cartridge. The meter housing may include an imaging system, which may or may not be included in the tower. The cartridge may include one or more sampling arrangements, which may be configured to collect a fluid sample from a sampling site. A sampling arrangement may include a skin-penetration member, a hub, and a quantification member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Paul D. REYNOLDS, Raul ESCUTIA, John F. LARKIN, Charles HU, Michael F. TOMASCO, Daniel R. BLOOM, Joseph A. VIVOLO, Richard M. WIARD
  • Publication number: 20170354355
    Abstract: A method for performing an assay to determine the presence or concentration of an analyte contained in a sample of body fluid by using a device comprising at least one analyte quantification member and a sensor associated therewith, the method includes: applying a first sample to the analyte quantification member; and detecting the presence or absence of an adequate sample volume; wherein upon detection of the absence of an adequate sample volume, initiating a finite timed period, and signaling the user to introduce a second sample of body fluid to the analyte quantification member. Associated arrangements and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. EMERY, Michael F. TOMASCO, Charles HU
  • Patent number: 9833183
    Abstract: An arrangement for producing a sample of body fluid from a wound opening created in a skin surface at a sampling site includes: a housing, the housing comprising a first opening; a skin interface member disposed in the first opening, the skin interface member comprising an inner member having a second opening, and an outer member at least partially surrounding the inner member and attached to the first opening; and at least one skin-penetration member configured and arranged to project within the second opening. Arrangements having alternatively constructed skin interface members are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Raúl Escutia, Craig M. Litherland, Jeffrey L. Emery, Jeffrey M. Jones, Michael F. Tomasco, Kelley J. Lipman
  • Patent number: 9782114
    Abstract: Described here are meters and methods for sampling, transporting, and/or analyzing a fluid sample. The meters may include a meter housing and a cartridge. In some instances, the meter may include a tower which may engage one or more portions of a cartridge. The meter housing may include an imaging system, which may or may not be included in the tower. The cartridge may include one or more sampling arrangements, which may be configured to collect a fluid sample from a sampling site. A sampling arrangement may include a skin-penetration member, a hub, and a quantification member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Reynolds, Raul Escutia, John F. Larkin, Charles Hu, Michael F. Tomasco, Daniel R. Bloom, Joseph A. Vivolo, Richard M. Wiard
  • Patent number: 9636051
    Abstract: A method for performing an assay to determine the presence or concentration of an analyte contained in a sample of body fluid by using a device comprising at least one analyte quantification member and a sensor associated therewith, the method includes: applying a first sample to the analyte quantification member; and detecting the presence or absence of an adequate sample volume; wherein upon detection of the absence of an adequate sample volume, initiating a finite timed period, and signaling the user to introduce a second sample of body fluid to the analyte quantification member. Associated arrangements and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Intuity Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Emery, Michael F. Tomasco, Charles Hu
  • Patent number: 9326714
    Abstract: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: James Say, Michael F. Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S. Vreeke, Keith A. Friedman, Fredric C. Colman
  • Patent number: 9072477
    Abstract: An analyte monitor includes a sensor, a sensor control unit, and a display unit. The sensor has, for example, a substrate, a recessed channel formed in the substrate, and conductive material disposed in the recessed channel to form a working electrode. The sensor control unit typically has a housing adapted for placement on skin and is adapted to receive a portion of an electrochemical sensor. The sensor control unit also includes two or more conductive contacts disposed on the housing and configured for coupling to two or more contact pads on the sensor. A transmitter is disposed in the housing and coupled to the plurality of conductive contacts for transmitting data obtained using the sensor. The display unit has a receiver for receiving data transmitted by the transmitter of the sensor control unit and a display coupled to the receiver for displaying an indication of a level of an analyte.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: James Say, Michael F. Tomasco, Adam Heller, Yoram Gal, Behrad Aria, Ephraim Heller, Phillip John Plante, Mark S. Vreeke, Fredric C. Colman