Patents by Inventor Michael J. Estes

Michael J. 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).

  • Patent number: 10932709
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: DEXCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Patent number: 10908114
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for effects of temperature on implantable sensors are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for measuring a temperature to determine a change in temperature in a sensor environment. In certain embodiments, a temperature compensation factor is determined based on a change in temperature of the sensor environment. The temperature compensation factor can be used in processing raw data of an analyte signal to report a more accurate analyte concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20200330006
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Publication number: 20200170671
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 10598627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for effects of temperature on implantable sensors are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for measuring a temperature to determine a change in temperature in a sensor environment. In certain embodiments, a temperature compensation factor is determined based on a change in temperature of the sensor environment. The temperature compensation factor can be used in processing raw data of an analyte signal to report a more accurate analyte concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10595900
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Jennifer Blackwell, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 10588557
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying time-dependent algorithmic compensation functions to data output from a continuous analyte sensor. Some embodiments determine a time since sensor implantation and/or whether a newly initialized sensor has been used previously, for example, by initializing a sensor, acquiring sensor data, using the sensor, to measure an analyte level in the host's body over a first interval based on a first elapsed time since the sensor was implanted, determining whether the sensor has been previously used in a previous sensor session or the sensor is a new sensor, and upon determining the sensor is a new sensor, adjusting the acquired sensor data to compensate for sensor drift of the new sensor by applying a first set of time-dependent algorithmic functions to the sensor data associated with the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Thomas A. Peyser, Lucas Bohnett, Aarthi Mahalingam, Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Anna Leigh Davis, Sebastian Böhm
  • Publication number: 20190357815
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. The device can include a sensor having a plurality of sensor elements, each having at least one characteristic that is different from other sensor(s) of the device. In some embodiments, the plurality of sensor elements are each tuned to measure a different range of analyte concentration, thereby providing the device with the capability of achieving a substantially consistent level of measurement accuracy across a physiologically relevant range. In other embodiments, the device includes a plurality of sensor elements each tuned to measure during different time periods after insertion or implantation, thereby providing the sensor with the capability to continuously and accurately measure analyte concentrations across a wide range of time periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: November 28, 2019
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • 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: 10420494
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. The device can include a sensor having a plurality of sensor elements, each having at least one characteristic that is different from other sensor(s) of the device. In some embodiments, the plurality of sensor elements are each tuned to measure a different range of analyte concentration, thereby providing the device with the capability of achieving a substantially consistent level of measurement accuracy across a physiologically relevant range. In other embodiments, the device includes a plurality of sensor elements each tuned to measure during different time periods after insertion or implantation, thereby providing the sensor with the capability to continuously and accurately measure analyte concentrations across a wide range of time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • Publication number: 20190150803
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen J. Vanslyke, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Sebastian Böhm, Leif N. Bowman, Michael J. Estes, Arturo Garcia, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Andrew Attila Pal, Thomas A. Peyser, Anna Leigh Davis, Daiting Rong, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Dmytro Sokolovsky
  • Patent number: 10278732
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing. Systems and methods according to present principles allow for such steps to occur without significant loss of spring force, and without deleterious effects such as seal slingshotting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Phong Lieu, Kyle Neuser, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Maria Noel Brown Wells, Justen Deering England, Stefanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Jennifer Blackwell, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller, Christopher M. Davis, David DeRenzy, Eric Gobrecht, Jason Halac, Jonathan Hughes, Kathleen Suzanne Hurst, Randall Scott Koplin
  • Patent number: 10238323
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Vanslyke, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Sebastian Böhm, Leif N. Bowman, Michael J. Estes, Arturo Garcia, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Andrew Attila Pal, Thomas A. Peyser, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Daiting Rong, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Dmytro Sokolovsky
  • Patent number: 10238322
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Vanslyke, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Sebastian Böhm, Leif N. Bowman, Michael J. Estes, Arturo Garcia, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Andrew Attila Pal, Thomas A. Peyser, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Daiting Rong, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Dmytro Sokolovsky
  • Patent number: 10238324
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Vanslyke, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Sebastian Böhm, Leif N. Bowman, Michael J. Estes, Arturo Garcia, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Andrew Attila Pal, Thomas A. Peyser, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Daiting Rong, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Dmytro Sokolovsky
  • Patent number: 10231659
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed here provide ways to discriminate fault types encountered in analyte sensors and systems and further provide ways to process such discriminated faults responsively based on sensor data, clinical context information, and other data about the patient or patient's environment. The systems and methods thus employ clinical context in detecting and/or responding to errors or faults associated with an analyte sensor system, and discriminating the type of fault, and its root cause, particularly as fault dynamics can appear similar to the dynamics of physiological systems, emphasizing the importance of discriminating the fault and providing appropriate responsive processing. Thus, the disclosed systems and methods consider the context of the patient's health condition or state in determining how to respond to the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Vanslyke, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Sebastian Böhm, Leif N. Bowman, Michael J. Estes, Arturo Garcia, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Andrew Attila Pal, Thomas A. Peyser, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Daiting Rong, Disha B. Sheth, Peter C. Simpson, Dmytro Sokolovsky
  • Publication number: 20190069826
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer configured to substantially block the effect and/or influence of non-constant noise-causing species.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10143410
    Abstract: Devices and methods are described for providing continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. In some embodiments, the device has a sensing mechanism and a sensing membrane that includes at least one surface-active group-containing polymer and that is located over the sensing mechanism. The sensing membrane may have a bioprotective layer configured to substantially block the effect and/or influence of non-constant noise-causing species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20180303417
    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 25, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. 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
  • Publication number: 20180146896
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for continuous measurement of an analyte concentration. The device can include a sensor having a plurality of sensor elements, each having at least one characteristic that is different from other sensor(s) of the device. In some embodiments, the plurality of sensor elements are each tuned to measure a different range of analyte concentration, thereby providing the device with the capability of achieving a substantially consistent level of measurement accuracy across a physiologically relevant range. In other embodiments, the device includes a plurality of sensor elements each tuned to measure during different time periods after insertion or implantation, thereby providing the sensor with the capability to continuously and accurately measure analyte concentrations across a wide range of time periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes