Patents by Inventor Michael J. Celentano

Michael J. Celentano 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: 9410915
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a signal of interest in a biological fluid when the test strip is mated to an appropriate test meter, wherein the test strip and the test meter include structures to verify the integrity of the test strip traces, to measure the parasitic resistance of the test strip traces, and to provide compensation in the voltage applied to the test strip to account for parasitic resistive losses in the test strip traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignees: Roche Operations Ltd., Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Henning Groll, James L. Pauley, Steven K. Moore
  • Patent number: 8894262
    Abstract: A handheld test strip illumination device includes a housing. A strip connector positioned within the housing receives a first portion of a test strip in a test strip test position. A light source is positioned within the housing. A lens/light reflecting device is aligned to receive photons emitted from the light source and direct the photons onto the first portion of the test strip within the strip connector. The first portion of the test strip within the strip connector includes a longitudinal transparent layer receiving the photons emitted from the lens/light reflecting device within the housing. The photons pass through the longitudinal transparent layer and are emitted from the longitudinal transparent layer in a second portion of the test strip positioned outside of the housing, thereby illuminating a dose area of the test strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostic Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Garrett S. Yesmunt
  • Patent number: 8895316
    Abstract: Persons with diabetes often carry a handheld glucose meter as well as a portable computing device, such as a mobile phone. Given the close proximity of these two devices, the portable computing device can serve as a data collector for the glucose measures taken by the glucose meter. Improved techniques are set forth for transferring glucose measures automatically and seamlessly to the patient's portable computing device, including transmitting a single glucose measure automatically in response to navigating away from an interface which displays to the glucose measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Carol J. Batman, Craig L. Carlson, Michael J. Celentano
  • Patent number: 8894831
    Abstract: A test strip for analyzing a biological fluid using a test meter includes a biosensor to sense the biological fluid. The test strip includes contacts to communicate with the test meter and conductors connected to the contacts. The test strip further includes a combination of diodes, resistors, and short circuits arranged in various ways between the conductors. The test strip stores data based on a number of connections severed between the diodes, the resistors, the short circuits, and the conductors. The test meter reads the data and communicates with the biosensor via the contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Herbert Harttig, Brian A. Wittman
  • Publication number: 20140318991
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a signal of interest in a biological fluid when the test strip is mated to an appropriate test meter, wherein the test strip and the test meter include structures to verify the integrity of the test strip traces, to measure the parasitic resistance of the test strip traces, and to provide compensation in the voltage applied to the test strip to account for parasitic resistive losses in the test strip traces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: ROCHE OPERATIONS LTD., ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Henning Groll, James L. Pauley, Steven K. Moore
  • Publication number: 20140273257
    Abstract: Persons with diabetes often carry a handheld glucose meter as well as a portable computing device, such as a mobile phone. Given the close proximity of these two devices, the portable computing device can serve as a data collector for the glucose measures taken by the glucose meter. Improved techniques are set forth for transferring glucose measures automatically and seamlessly to the patient's portable computing device, including transmitting a single glucose measure automatically in response to navigating away from an interface which displays to the glucose measure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Carol J. Batman, Craig L. Carlson, Michael J. Celentano
  • Publication number: 20140254170
    Abstract: A handheld test strip illumination device includes a housing. A strip connector positioned within the housing receives a first portion of a test strip in a test strip test position. A light source is positioned within the housing. A lens/light reflecting device is aligned to receive photons emitted from the light source and direct the photons onto the first portion of the test strip within the strip connector. The first portion of the test strip within the strip connector includes a longitudinal transparent layer receiving the photons emitted from the lens/light reflecting device within the housing. The photons pass through the longitudinal transparent layer and are emitted from the longitudinal transparent layer in a second portion of the test strip positioned outside of the housing, thereby illuminating a dose area of the test strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Matthew C. Sauers, Anthony J. Uberta, III, Garrett S. Yesmunt
  • Publication number: 20140191709
    Abstract: A handheld medical device that simultaneously charges its re-chargeable battery and measures one or more characteristics of a bodily fluid is taught. The handheld medical device includes a re-chargeable battery, a wireless power receiver, a battery charging module, and a measurement module. The re-chargeable battery is electrically connected to provide power to components of the handheld medical device. The wireless power receiver outputs power received wirelessly, via an antenna, from a wireless power transmitter that is external to the handheld medical device. The battery charging module selectively charges the re-chargeable battery based on the power received wirelessly from the wireless power transmitter. While the handheld medical device is not connected by wire to any other device, the measurement module measures a characteristic of a sample of a bodily fluid simultaneously with the battery charging module charging the re-chargeable battery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Ricky L. Collins, Clint A. Ecoff
  • Patent number: 8680974
    Abstract: An electronic device may communicate wirelessly with another electronic device. The electronic device may include a first processor configured to control only wireless communications with the another device but not operations associated only with the electronic device, a second processor configured to control the operations associated only with the electronic device but not the wireless communications with the another device, and a memory device connected between the first and second processors. The first and second processors may each be configured to exchange information with the memory device separately and independently of the exchange of information by the other of the first and second processors with the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Diagnostics International Ltd.
    Inventors: Ulf Meiertoberens, Raymond Strickland, Harvey Buck, Jr., Michael J. Celentano, Peter Sabol, Urs Anliker, Thomas von Bueren, Jean-Noel Fehr, Markus Oberli, Marcel Frikart, Markus Jungen
  • Publication number: 20140027279
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a signal of interest in a biological fluid when the test strip is mated to an appropriate test meter, wherein the test strip and the test meter include structures to verify the integrity of the test strip traces, to measure the parasitic resistance of the test strip traces, and to provide compensation in the voltage applied to the test strip to account for parasitic resistive losses in the test strip traces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Henning Groll, James L. Pauley, Steven K. Moore
  • Publication number: 20140001043
    Abstract: A test strip for analyzing a biological fluid using a test meter includes a biosensor to sense the biological fluid. The test strip includes contacts to communicate with the test meter and conductors connected to the contacts. The test strip further includes a combination of diodes, resistors, and short circuits arranged in various ways between the conductors. The test strip stores data based on a number of connections severed between the diodes, the resistors, the short circuits, and the conductors. The test meter reads the data and communicates with the biosensor via the contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Herbert Harttig, Brian A. Wittman
  • Patent number: 8540935
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted. In one embodiment, a first test strip comprises: a first measurement electrode connectable to a test meter; a first trace loop with a first associated resistance, where the first trace loop is connectable to the test meter; and a second trace loop with a second associated resistance, where the second trace loop is connectable to the test meter. The test meter is adapted to: receive the first test strip; connect to the first measurement electrode, the first trace loop, and the second trace loop; and obtain a first resistance ratio by comparing the first and second associated resistances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry A. Beaty, David W. Burke, Michael J. Celentano
  • Patent number: 8507289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Groll, Michael J. Celentano
  • Publication number: 20130196446
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Henning Groll, Michael J. Celentano
  • Patent number: 8451230
    Abstract: An electronic device may remotely control a medical device. The electronic device may include a wireless communication circuit configured to wirelessly communicate with the medical device, and a processor that receives from the medical device via the wireless communication circuit screen data generated by the medical device for display on a display device thereof and to control a display device of the electronic device according to the received screen data to display on the electronic device display the screen data generated by the medical device, to emulate at least some of a plurality of user keys of the medical device with selected ones of a plurality of user buttons of the electronic device, and to control the display device of the electronic device to display a map that relates emulated ones of the plurality of user keys to selected ones of the user buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics International AG, Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Ulf Meiertoberens, Peter Sabol, Raymond Strickland, Andreas Brand, Markus Oberli, Marcel Frikart
  • Patent number: 8398443
    Abstract: A connector for establishing electrical connection between a testing device and a test strip with a biological fluid thereon includes a contact pad on the test strip, and one or more contact wires in the testing device. When the strip is inserted into the testing device, part of the strip's end engages a contact portion of a contact wire and deflects it in a direction normal to the direction of insertion. In certain embodiments the radius of curvature (in the direction of insertion) of the contact portion is controlled to reduce abrasion of the strip by the wire. In other embodiments the radius of curvature (perpendicular to the direction of insertion) is controlled to reduce the abrasion of the strip by the wire. Sometimes the contact portion and/or contact pad is plated with a sacrificial material to reduce the coefficient of friction. In other embodiments various numbers of contacts receive the end of the strip substantially simultaneously, or are staggered in rows to distribute the resistance presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Groll, Michael J. Celentano, Joseph A. Finnerty
  • Patent number: 8394246
    Abstract: A remote measurement system measures the concentrations of analytes in fluid samples. The system includes a metering device that can receive signals from a test strip or alternatively interrogate the test strip to obtain information. The test strip includes an area for receiving a fluid sample and electrochemically producing a current response that is sensed within the fluid sample. The test strip also includes an antenna and a radio frequency signal circuit for transmitting a signal indicative of the current response of a fluid sample to be analyzed. The metering device receives the signal and can convert it into a readable display in some embodiments. Remote electrochemical analysis of a fluid sample is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, P. Douglas Walling
  • Patent number: 8361291
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a signal of interest in a biological fluid when the test strip is mated to an appropriate test meter, wherein the test strip and the test meter include structures to verify the integrity of the test strip traces, to measure the parasitic resistance of the test strip traces, and to provide compensation in the voltage applied to the test strip to account for parasitic resistive losses in the test strip traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Operations Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, Henning Groll, James L. Pauley, Steven K. Moore
  • Publication number: 20120228135
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted. In one embodiment, a first test strip comprises: a first measurement electrode connectable to a test meter; a first trace loop with a first associated resistance, where the first trace loop is connectable to the test meter; and a second trace loop with a second associated resistance, where the second trace loop is connectable to the test meter. The test meter is adapted to: receive the first test strip; connect to the first measurement electrode, the first trace loop, and the second trace loop; and obtain a first resistance ratio by comparing the first and second associated resistances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Terry A. Beaty, David W. Burke, Michael J. Celentano
  • Patent number: 8206565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a test strip for measuring a concentration of an analyte of interest in a biological fluid, wherein the test strip may be encoded with information that can be read by a test meter into which the test strip is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operation, Inc.
    Inventors: Henning Groll, Michael J. Celentano, Steven K. Moore