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: 20160066843
    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: November 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif Bowman, Alexandra Lynn Carlton, David DeRenzy, Arturo Garcia, lndirawati Gauba, Ashley Hall, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampauram, Murrad Kazalbash, Aarthi Mahalingam, Jack Pryor, Anna Leigh Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20160007897
    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: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150351670
    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: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    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: 20150351671
    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: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    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: 20150351672
    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: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    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: 20150351673
    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: May 20, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    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: 9173606
    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: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 9173607
    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: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150289788
    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: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    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: 20150282750
    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 17, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150112174
    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 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150090589
    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: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 8954128
    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 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20150038815
    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 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140213866
    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: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    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: 20140148667
    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: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140148666
    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: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica Rixman Swinney, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8699011
    Abstract: A method of absorption spectroscopy to determine a rapidly variable gas parameter. The method includes transmitting light from a synchronization light source to a synchronization detector. The transmitted light is periodically interrupted by a moving mechanical part between the synchronization light source and synchronization detector. The output from the synchronization detector is used to generate a repeating time signal having variable phase delay. This signal is used to control the timing of laser spectroscopy wavelength scans. Multiple spectroscopic scans may be repeated at multiple selected time signal phase delay and the results averaged for each phase. Apparatus for implementing the above methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Zolo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Henrik Hofvander, Bernard P Masterson, Andrew D Sappey, James Howell, David Owenby, Lee Sutherland, Michael J Estes
  • Patent number: 8682408
    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: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140046149
    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: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes