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).

  • 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
  • Patent number: 9907497
    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: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • Publication number: 20180042529
    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: October 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    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: 20170273606
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    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: 20170265795
    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: June 1, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9700253
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    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 Rack-Gomer, Sebastian Bohm
  • Patent number: 9693721
    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 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20170112532
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112534
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112533
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Publication number: 20170112531
    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: October 20, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    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, Stephanie Lynn Mah, Leonard Darius Barbod, Jillian K. Allen, Michael J. Estes, Philip Thomas Pupa, Timothy Joseph Goldsmith, Kyle Tinnell Keller
  • Patent number: 9572523
    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: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9566026
    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: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9549699
    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: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20160324450
    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.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: November 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Thomas A. Peyser, Lucas Bohnett, Aarthi Mahalingam, Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Sebastian Böhm
  • Patent number: 9433376
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    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 Rack-Gomer, Sebastian Bohm
  • Publication number: 20160113556
    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: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    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: 9320466
    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: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • Publication number: 20160083768
    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: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20160073939
    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: November 25, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence