Patents by Inventor Oliver Kube

Oliver Kube 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: 11013432
    Abstract: A medical device (110) for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method of using a medical device (110) and a method for assembling a medical device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Klaus Cornelius
  • Patent number: 11000233
    Abstract: A medical sensor assembly comprises a flexible plaster adapted for adhesion on the skin of a patient and a sensor configured for transdermal measuring a physiological parameter, wherein the sensor has a measuring part insertable into the skin and a contact part for providing a signal connection to a measuring unit. It is proposed that the plaster has a flap which is adhered to an intermediate section of the sensor between the measuring part and the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 10987485
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The drive mechanism (124) comprises a rotor (142) adapted to transform an actuation motion of the actuator (132) into a motion of the insertion needle holder (120) in the longitudinal direction (126). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one safety lock (164). The safety lock (164), in a locked position, is adapted to at least partially block a rotation of the rotor (142). In an unlocked position, the safety lock (164) is adapted to permit the rotation of the rotor (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Patent number: 10806384
    Abstract: A kit for determining a concentration of an analyte in a body fluid is disclosed, the kit comprising: a) a sensor module comprising i. a sensor adapted to determine the concentration; ii. a control device connected to the sensor comprising a data collection device to collect measurement data acquired by the sensor, the control device further comprising a wireless near-field communication device adapted to transmit measurement data, the sensor module comprising a sensor module mechanical interface; b) a data reader module adapted to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module via wireless near-field communication, the data reader module comprising at least one data storage device; c) a data transmission module to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module via wireless near-field communication, the data transmission module comprising a wireless far-field communication device to transmit the measurement data to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Wolfgang Heck, Helmut Walter
  • Publication number: 20200221984
    Abstract: A sensor system (110), a method of manufacturing a flexible electronics patch (114) for use in a sensor system (110) and a method of manufacturing a sensor system (110) are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 16, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Alexander Poggenwisch
  • Patent number: 10653445
    Abstract: A sensor insertion assembly comprising a sensor cartridge having an insertion needle and a sensor within a sterile capsule. The sensor insertion assembly further comprises an inserter comprising a chamber for receiving the sensor cartridge, wherein the inserter further comprises an insertion mechanism operable for actuating the insertion needle for inserting the sensor into a subject. The sensor cartridge is removable from the chamber. The sensor cartridge is operable for shielding the insertion needle upon removal of the sensor cartridge from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Wolfgang Heck
  • Patent number: 10639070
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implant needle for introducing an implant into a patient. The needle has a hollow main body having a receiving portion configured to receive an implant. A taper-shaped tip portion is cut from the hollow needle main body and includes a first slant surface contiguous to an outer peripheral surface of the main body and formed at a first predetermined angle with respect to an axis of the main body. The first slant surface has an inner non-cutting edge and an outer non-cutting edge. The needle also includes a pair of second slant surfaces, each of which forms a second predetermined angle with respect to the main body axis that is larger than the first predetermined angle. Each second slant surface has an inner non-cutting edge and an outer cutting edge that is contiguous with an edge point of the tip portion. A method of manufacturing the implant needle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Patent number: 10589059
    Abstract: An insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue is proposed. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for linearly driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The actuator (132) comprises at least one actuator arm (136, 138) which is pivotable about at least one axle (140) in order to actuate the drive mechanism (124). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one protection against reuse including at least one locking mechanism (178). The locking mechanism (178) is adapted to at least partially prevent a back-pivoting of the actuator arm (136, 138) in a direction reversing the actuation direction once the actuator arm (136, 138) has been pivoted by at least one threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Publication number: 20200046270
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a medical sensor system comprising a sensor implantable under the skin of a user and an on-body module attachable to the skin in the region of the implantable sensor, wherein the on-body module has a self-adhering flexible electronics patch including a first transmitter which is operable to exchange data with the implantable sensor via a short-range wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Alexander Poggenwisch
  • Publication number: 20200029902
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a body-wearable medical device, such as an analyte monitoring system or a patch-mounted pump. The device has a self-adhering flexible electronics patch which adheres to the skin of a user and is deformable to follow the contour of the skin. In order to provide a flexible non-body configuration, the electronics patch includes flexible printed circuitry which is applied directly on a foil substrate. A user interface is configured for a user to control the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Alexander Poggenwisch
  • Patent number: 10542936
    Abstract: The invention relates to a carrier system for an object worn on the body, comprising a flexible carrier plaster, which has a flat carrier layer and an adhesive layer, applied to the lower face of said carrier layer, which adhesive layer adheres to the skin of a body part when pressed thereon, the adhesive layer consisting of a pressure-sensitive adhesive, and further comprising, on the upper face of the carrier layer facing away from the skin, a rigid mounting platform. According to this disclosure, a joining region of the mounting platform is permanently joined to the upper face of the carrier layer via a structural adhesive connection that consists of a structural adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman Goldberg, Michael Herbertz, Oliver Kube, Ralf Nittenwilm, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 10537357
    Abstract: An insertion device including an insertion needle holder and a drive mechanism for linearly moving the insertion needle holder in a puncturing direction. The insertion needle holder also includes at least one actuating element for actuating a drive mechanism. The drive mechanism converts a driving motion of the actuating element, which extends transversely or opposite to the puncturing direction, into a puncturing motion of the insertion needle holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Deck, Christian Hoerauf, Michael Keil, Ahmet Konya, Thomas Weiss, Oliver Kube, Karl-Peter Ebert
  • Publication number: 20200008838
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to an implant needle (1) for introducing an implant into a body of a patient, comprising a receiving portion configured to receive an implant and provided in a hollow needle main body (2), and a taper-shaped tip portion (3). The taper-shaped tip portion (3) is further comprising: a first slant surface (14a) contiguous to a first outer peripheral surface (15) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the first slant surface (14a) is provided as a first non-cutting edge; a second slant surface (16a) contiguous to a second outer peripheral surface (17) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the second slant surface (16a) is provided as a second non-cutting edge; and a pair of sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) symmetric with respect to an edge point (10) and a longitudinal axis (13) of the needle main body (2), wherein the sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) are both provided with a cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20190374138
    Abstract: A kit (110) for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a body fluid of a user is disclosed, the kit (110) comprising: a) a sensor module (112) comprising i. at least one sensor element (114) adapted to determine the concentration of the analyte, wherein the sensor element (114) is at least partly implantable into a body tissue (174) of the user; ii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Wolfgang Heck, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 10424975
    Abstract: A sensor module (112) for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a body fluid of a user is disclosed. The sensor module (112) includes at least one sensor element (116) adapted to determine the concentration of the analyte, wherein the sensor element (116) is at least partly implantable into a body tissue of the user; at least one control device (118) connected to the sensor element (116), wherein the control device (118) includes at least one data collection device (122) adapted to collect measurement data acquired by using the sensor element (116). The control device (118) further includes at least one wireless near-field communication device (124) adapted to transmit measurement data. The control device (118) further includes a rechargeable energy storage device (134) and is adapted to transmit at least one demand for recharging the rechargeable energy storage device (134) via the near-field communication device (124).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Michael Orth
  • Patent number: 10405885
    Abstract: A medical applicator and a manipulation unit for use in connection with specific variants of the medical applicator are disclosed. In general, the medical applicator has an insertion needle (108; 308) configured for puncturing a part of a human or animal body (B), a sensor assembly (110; 310) configured to be at least partially inserted into a human or animal body (B) when the body is punctured by said insertion needle (108; 308) and a lifting means (102; 301, 302) for lifting up a surface adjacent portion of the human or animal body (B) towards the insertion needle (108; 308).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Michael Orth, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 10390760
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns a carrier system for a medical device worn on the body comprising a flexible carrier plaster which has a flat carrier layer and an adhesive coating thereon consisting of a pressure sensitive adhesive which adheres on the skin of a body part, and further comprising a platform which is positioned on the upper side of the carrier layer for mounting the device, wherein the platform has a bottom joining area which is joined to the upper side of the carrier layer by means of a structural adhesive which is applied as a bead along predefined adherend tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter
  • Publication number: 20190231238
    Abstract: A medical device (110) for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method of using a medical device (110) and a method for assembling a medical device are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael FREY, Oliver KUBE, Helmut WALTER, Klaus CORNELIUS
  • Patent number: 10092239
    Abstract: A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate and at least one electrode on at least one surface of the substrate and at least one contacting element. The contacting element is connected to the electrode. The substrate has at least one kink, at which the substrate is at least partly kinked such that the surface is subdivided into at least two interconnected outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20180263543
    Abstract: A sensor assembly for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid includes an electrochemical sensor, a body mount that attaches to a body of a user and an inserter that transfers the sensor to the body mount. A first adhesive is attached to one or both of the body mount or the sensor, and the first adhesive attaches the sensor to the body mount. A second adhesive is attached to one or both of the sensor or the inserter and releasably attaches the sensor to the inserter. The assembly has an initial position in which the sensor is attached to the inserter via the second adhesive and a final position in which the sensor is attached to the body mount via the first adhesive. Transferring the sensor from the initial position to the final position releases the sensor from the inserter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventors: Herbert Harttig, Oliver Kube, Michael Orth, Helmut Walter