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: 20140046158
    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 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20140046148
    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. Book, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew D. Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • Publication number: 20140012510
    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: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc
    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 Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012118
    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: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    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 Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012117
    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: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    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 Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140012511
    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: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    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 Rack-Gomer, Eli Reihman, Kenneth San Vicente, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Steele, Jorge Valdes, Michael J. Estes, Eric Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140005508
    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: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: DEXCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 8583204
    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: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20130245981
    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: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: 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: 20130245401
    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: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: 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 Sebastian Bohm
  • Patent number: 8449464
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Michael J. Estes, Paul V. Neale, Robert Boock, Jacob S. Leach, Richard C. Yang, Mark Brister
  • Publication number: 20130057864
    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: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: ZOLO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Henrik Hofvander, Bernard P. Masterson, Andrew D. Sappey, James Howell, David Owenby, Lee Sutherland, Michael J Estes
  • Patent number: 8298142
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Michael J. Estes, Paul V. Neale, Robert Boock, Jacob S. Leach, Richard C. Yang, Mark Brister
  • Publication number: 20120265036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor data and self-calibration are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided which are capable of calibrating a continuous analyte sensor based on an initial sensitivity, and then continuously performing self-calibration without using, or with reduced use of, reference measurements. In certain embodiments, a sensitivity of the analyte sensor is determined by applying an estimative algorithm that is a function of certain parameters. Also described herein are systems and methods for determining a property of an analyte sensor using a stimulus signal. The sensor property can be used to compensate sensor data for sensitivity drift, or determine another property associated with the sensor, such as temperature, sensor membrane damage, moisture ingress in sensor electronics, and scaling factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Peter C. Simpson, Apurv Ullas Kamath
  • Patent number: 8275438
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Michael J. Estes, Paul V. Neale, Robert Boock, Jacob S. Leach, Richard C. Yang
  • Publication number: 20110024307
    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: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert Boock, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Matthew Wightlin, Michael J. Estes
  • Publication number: 20100280341
    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: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20100274107
    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: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20090247856
    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: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence
  • Publication number: 20090247855
    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: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Boock, Monica A. Rixman, Huashi Zhang, Michael J. Estes, Kristina Lawrence