Patents by Inventor Nicole Bernini

Nicole Bernini 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: 10251583
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering insulin to a patient is disclosed. The method includes receiving an amount of insulin to deliver to a patient and beginning delivery of the insulin to the patient. The method further includes monitoring the delivery of the insulin to determine whether the insulin pump is able to deliver the entire amount of insulin and maintaining a timer until the insulin pump recommences the delivery of the insulin. The method includes comparing an amount of time indicated by the timer to a threshold. The method further includes generating a first insulin delivery record indicating that a first amount of insulin was delivered when the amount of time indicated by the timer is less than the threshold and a second insulin record indicating that a second amount of insulin was delivered when the amount of time indicated by the timer is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Paul J. Galley, Stefan Lindegger, John F. Price, Reto Sigrist, Robin S. Wagner, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20170357766
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Nicole BERNINI, Harvey B. BUCK, JR., Andreas EBERHART, Sybille FROECH, Otto GAA, Michael MARQUANT, Juergen RASCH-MENGES, Bernd ROESICKE, Joerg SCHERER
  • Patent number: 9773093
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Harvey B. Buck, Jr., Andreas Eberhart, Sybille Froech, Otto Gaa, Michael Marquant, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Bernd Roesicke, Joerg Scherer
  • Patent number: 9629957
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ambulatory insulin infusion system may include an administration module for insulin administration, a data collection module for collecting data relevant for the bolus amount, and a delay module. The administration module may administer insulin continuously according to a basal profile and a bolus on demand. The bolus has a bolus amount. The data collection module may be operatively coupled to the administration module. The delay module may trigger administration of the bolus a therapeutically significant delay interval after the data is collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Reto Sigrist, Nicole Bernini, Axel Remde
  • Publication number: 20150356264
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Nicole BERNINI, Harvey B. BUCK, JR., Andreas EBERHART, Sybille FROECH, Otto GAA, Michael MARQUANT, Juergen RASCH-MENGES, Bernd ROESICKE, Joerg SCHERER
  • Publication number: 20150248541
    Abstract: A system is provided for collecting patient information for diabetes management. The system may comprise a patient interface device, a patient notification device, an input device for entering patient information, and an information collecting unit. The information collecting unit may include a processor electrically coupled to a memory having stored therein at least one algorithm executable by the processor to activate the patient notification device followed by presenting instructions to the patient via the patient interface device to collect specified information from the patient via the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Publication date: September 3, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Weinert, Nicole Bernini, Derek Brandt, Matthias Essenpreis, Kelly Heaton, Joel Jeckelmann, Sebastiaan LaBastide, Gunnar Meyer-Olden, Michael Schoemaker, Robin Wagner
  • Patent number: 9101306
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Harvey B. Buck, Jr., Andreas Eberhart, Sybille Froech, Otto Gaa, Michael Marquant, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Bernd Roesicke, Joerg Scherer
  • Patent number: 8696617
    Abstract: A portable drug administration device includes a pump and a controller configured to control operation of the pump according to a standard administration mode and a suspend mode in which drug administration is temporarily suspended. The device is configured to generate an event trigger on the occurrence of at least one of an error condition and/or the beginning of a maintenance action by the user. The controller is configured to detect the occurrence of the event trigger, and to store, in response to the event trigger, administration data, the administration data comprising all information that characterizes the current administration according at the time of occurrence of the event trigger automatically in a memory and to switch the device from the standard administration mode to the suspend mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Reto Sigrist, Andrea Schutz
  • Publication number: 20130198685
    Abstract: A medical system comprising a display is presented. In response to the reception of triggering information, a subset of data is selected from a displayed or non-displayed dataset according to a data priority scheme and the displayed dataset is replaced by the display of the selected subset of data. The display of the selected subset of data uses a variety of rendering options. The triggering information is provided by the user or provided by one or more sensors. The data priority scheme is predefined or computed. It is static or dynamic. The data priority scheme can comprise a threshold which is applied for the selection or determination of the subset of data. Examples of priorities associated with data for diabetes care are provided. A range of displays can be used and combined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Christoph Rickert, Andrea Schuetz, Reto Sigrist, Beat Spoerri
  • Publication number: 20130041342
    Abstract: A device and method for delivering insulin to a patient is disclosed. The method includes receiving an amount of insulin to deliver to a patient and beginning delivery of the insulin to the patient. The method further includes monitoring the delivery of the insulin to determine whether the insulin pump is able to deliver the entire amount of insulin and maintaining a timer until the insulin pump recommences the delivery of the insulin. The method includes comparing an amount of time indicated by the timer to a threshold. The method further includes generating a first insulin delivery record indicating that a first amount of insulin was delivered when the amount of time indicated by the timer is less than the threshold and a second insulin record indicating that a second amount of insulin was delivered when the amount of time indicated by the timer is greater than the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicants: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Paul J. Galley, Stefan Lindegger, John F. Price, Reto Sigrist, Robin S. Wagner, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120245438
    Abstract: A medical system is disclosed, which can be useable in particular for monitoring and/or controlling at least one bodily function of a user. The medical system comprises a control device and at least one medical user element embodied separately from the control device. The medical user element and the control device are designed to exchange data wirelessly. The medical system is designed to enable an automatic assignment step, wherein an exchange of personal data between the medical user element and the control device is enabled by the automatic assignment step. The medical system is furthermore designed to automatically initiate the automatic assignment step by means of an assignment coupling between the medical user element and the control device. The medical system is furthermore designed to enable a separation of the assignment coupling for medical operation of the medical system after the assignment step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Harvey B. Buck, JR., Andreas Eberhart, Sybille Froech, Otto Gaa, Michael Marquant, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Bernd Roesicke, Joerg Scherer
  • Publication number: 20110251472
    Abstract: A system is provided for collecting patient information from which diabetes therapy may be determined. The system may comprise a patient interface device, a patient notification device, an input device for entering patient information, and an information collecting unit. The information collecting unit may include a processor electrically coupled to a memory having stored therein at least one algorithm executable by the processor to activate the patient notification device followed by presenting instructions to the patient via the patient interface device for collecting specified information from the patient via the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Stefan Weinert, Nicole Bernini, Derek Brandt, Matthias Essenpreis, Kelly Heaton, Joel Jeckelmann, Sebastiaan LaBastide, Gunnar Meyer-Olden, Michael Schoemaker, Robin Wagner
  • Publication number: 20110160695
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an ambulatory insulin infusion system may include an administration module for insulin administration, a data collection module for collecting data relevant for the bolus amount, and a delay module. The administration module may administer insulin continuously according to a basal profile and a bolus on demand. The bolus has a bolus amount. The data collection module may be operatively coupled to the administration module. The delay module may trigger administration of the bolus a therapeutically significant delay interval after the data is collected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Reto Sigrist, Nicole Bernini, Axel Remde
  • Patent number: 7782192
    Abstract: A medical appliance for use on and/or in the body of a user including a transmission unit and an activation switch connected to the transmission unit for activating the transmission unit when an activation signal is received by the activation switch. The invention encompasses systems and processes for transmitting data between a medical appliance and an external appliance, wherein, in some embodiments, the external appliance activates the medical appliance prior to data transmission when the latter is in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Joel Jeckelmann, Michael Shoemaker, Sybille Fankhauser, Sebastiaan La Bastide, Gunnar Meyer Olden, Matthias Essenpreis, Nicole Bernini
  • Publication number: 20100160855
    Abstract: A portable drug administration device includes a pump and a controller configured to control operation of the pump according to a standard administration mode and a suspend mode in which drug administration is temporarily suspended. The device is configured to generate an event trigger on the occurrence of at least one of an error condition and/or the beginning of a maintenance action by the user. The controller is configured to detect the occurrence of the event trigger, and to store, in response to the event trigger, administration data, the administration data comprising all information that characterizes the current administration according at the time of occurrence of the event trigger automatically in a memory and to switch the device from the standard administration mode to the suspend mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Nicole Bernini, Reto Sigrist, Andrea Schutz
  • Publication number: 20080177149
    Abstract: A system is provided for collecting patient information from which diabetes therapy may be determined. The system may comprise a patient interface device, a patient notification device, an input device for entering patient information, and an information collecting unit. The information collecting unit may include a processor electrically coupled to a memory having stored therein at least one algorithm executable by the processor to activate the patient notification device followed by presenting instructions to the patient via the patient interface device for collecting specified information from the patient via the input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventors: Stefan Weinert, Nicole Bernini, Derek Brandt, Matthias Essenpreis, Kelly Heaton, Joel Jeckelmann, Sebastiaan LaBastide, Gunnar Meyer-Olden, Michael Schoemaker, Robin Wagner
  • Publication number: 20080129486
    Abstract: A medical appliance for use on and/or in the body of a user including a transmission unit and an activation switch connected to the transmission unit for activating the transmission unit when an activation signal is received by the activation switch. The invention encompasses systems and processes for transmitting data between a medical appliance and an external appliance, wherein, in some embodiments, the external appliance activates the medical appliance prior to data transmission when the latter is in an idle state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: Joel Jeckelmann, Michael Schoemaker, Sybille Frankhauser, Sebastiaan La Bastide, Gunnar Meyer Olden, Matthias Essenpreis, Nicole Bernini
  • Publication number: 20080033255
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device and a method of communication between medical devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, the medical device includes a module for communication with at least a second medical device wherein the module for communication is adapted to be activated by a value of a physiological parameter of an animal. In one embodiment, the method of the present invention involves a first medical device and at least a second medical device wherein the communication between said medical devices is activated by a value of a physiological parameter of an animal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Matthias Essenpreis, Ulrich Haueter, Nicole Bernini, Sybille Fankhauser, Sebastiaan La Bastide, Gunnar Meyer Olden, Michael Schoemaker, Kelly Heaton, Joel Jackelmann
  • Patent number: D689523
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Sofia Elisabeth Galbraith, Christoph Rickert, Beat Spörri, Nicole Bernini, Martin Müri, Hans August Peter Michael, Nicola Chamberlain, Lars Thomas Nilsson, Marcus Gabriel Narmer Heneen
  • Patent number: D720449
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics International AG
    Inventors: Sofia Elisabeth Galbraith, Christoph Rickert, Beat Spörri, Nicole Bernini, Martin Müri, Hans August Peter Michael, Nicola Chamberlain, Lars Thomas Nilsson, Marcus Gabriel Narmer Heneen