Patents by Inventor P. Douglas Walling

P. Douglas Walling 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: 20220229818
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Publication date: July 21, 2022
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 11327931
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 10915505
    Abstract: Embodiments related to a system and method managing the implementation, execution, data collection, and data analysis of a structured collection procedure running on a portable, hand-held collection device are disclosed. The collection device performing the structured collection procedure has program instructions that when executed by a processor causes the processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of the structured collection procedure upon one or more entry criterions being met at some unknown time, store in memory patient data collected in accordance to the schedule of events, end automatically the structured collection procedure upon one or more exit criterions being met at some unknown time, and mark/indicate the structured collection procedure as completed if no exception occurred during performance of an event in the schedule of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Soni, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, Steven Bousamra, Alan M. Greenburg
  • Publication number: 20200151152
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 10565170
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Patent number: 10368745
    Abstract: Embodiments of a testing method for diabetics to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting sampling sets of biomarker data, each sampling set comprising a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and each sampling instance comprising an acceptable biomarker reading at a single point in time recorded upon compliance with adherence criteria, determining a biomarker sampling parameter from each sampling set, comparing the biomarker sampling parameter to a target biomarker range, calculating an insulin adjustment parameter associated with the biomarker sampling parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range, adjusting the insulin dosage by the insulin adjustment parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range and the insulin dosage does not exceed maximum dosage, and exiting the testing method if the adjusted insulin dosage is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE INC
    Inventors: Steven Bousamra, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, John F. Price, Heino Eikmeier, Birgit Kraeling, Karl Werner, Ulrich Porsch
  • Publication number: 20180168448
    Abstract: Embodiments of a testing method for diabetics to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting sampling sets of biomarker data, each sampling set comprising a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and each sampling instance comprising an acceptable biomarker reading at a single point in time recorded upon compliance with adherence criteria, determining a biomarker sampling parameter from each sampling set, comparing the biomarker sampling parameter to a target biomarker range, calculating an insulin adjustment parameter associated with the biomarker sampling parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range, adjusting the insulin dosage by the insulin adjustment parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range and the insulin dosage does not exceed maximum dosage, and exiting the testing method if the adjusted insulin dosage is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bousamra, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, Ajay Thukral, Heino Eikmeier, Birgit Kraeling, Karl Warner, Ulrich Porsch
  • Patent number: 9918635
    Abstract: Embodiments of a testing method suitable for diabetic persons to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting one or more sampling sets of biomarker data, wherein each sampling set comprises a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and wherein each sampling instance comprises an acceptable biomarker reading at a single point in time recorded upon compliance with adherence criteria, determining a biomarker sampling parameter from each sampling set, comparing the biomarker sampling parameter to a target biomarker range, calculating an insulin adjustment parameter associated with the biomarker sampling parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range, adjusting the insulin dosage by the insulin adjustment parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range and if the insulin dosage does not exceed maximum dosage, and exiting the testing method if the adjusted insulin dosage is optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Bousamra, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, John F. Price, Heino Eikmeier, Birgit Kraeling, Karl Werner, Ulrich Porsch
  • Patent number: 9659037
    Abstract: Embodiments related to a system and method managing the implementation, execution, data collection, and data analysis of a structured collection procedure running on a portable, hand-held collection device are disclosed. The collection device performing the structured collection procedure has program instructions that when executed by a processor causes the processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of the structured collection procedure upon one or more entry criterions being met at some unknown time, store in memory patient data collected in accordance to the schedule of events, end automatically the structured collection procedure upon one or more exit criterions being met at some unknown time, and mark/indicate the structured collection procedure as completed if no exception occurred during performance of an event in the schedule of events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Soni, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, Steven A. Bousamra, Alan M. Greenburg
  • Publication number: 20140324800
    Abstract: Embodiments related to a system and method managing the implementation, execution, data collection, and data analysis of a structured collection procedure running on a portable, hand-held collection device are disclosed. The collection device performing the structured collection procedure has program instructions that when executed by a processor causes the processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of the structured collection procedure upon one or more entry criterions being met at some unknown time, store in memory patient data collected in accordance to the schedule of events, end automatically the structured collection procedure upon one or more exit criterions being met at some unknown time, and mark/indicate the structured collection procedure as completed if no exception occurred during performance of an event in the schedule of events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Soni, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, Steven Bousamra, Alan M. Greenburg
  • Publication number: 20130292266
    Abstract: A system for testing for analytes in a sample of biological fluid includes a test strip that defines a cavity for receiving the sample. At least two sets of electrodes are adjacent the sample cavity, including one for measuring one property of the sample, and another for measuring one or more other properties of the sample, such as temperature and/or the presence or magnitude of confounding variables. The measurements are combined to yield the desired result. At least one set of working and counter electrodes each have a plurality of elongated “fingers” interdigitated with those of the other electrode in the set. The gaps between fingers can be quite small, so that the two electrode sets together can operate in a small measurement volume of sample. Additional electrodes can be included that measure the presence or sufficiency of the sample, and additional traces on the strip can act as configuration identifiers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: Nigel A. Surridge, P. Douglas Walling, Melani Sullivan, Vladimir Svetnik, Brian S. Hill
  • Patent number: 8394246
    Abstract: A remote measurement system measures the concentrations of analytes in fluid samples. The system includes a metering device that can receive signals from a test strip or alternatively interrogate the test strip to obtain information. The test strip includes an area for receiving a fluid sample and electrochemically producing a current response that is sensed within the fluid sample. The test strip also includes an antenna and a radio frequency signal circuit for transmitting a signal indicative of the current response of a fluid sample to be analyzed. The metering device receives the signal and can convert it into a readable display in some embodiments. Remote electrochemical analysis of a fluid sample is thereby obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, P. Douglas Walling
  • Publication number: 20110015511
    Abstract: Embodiments of a testing method suitable for diabetic persons to optimize their administered insulin dosage comprise collecting one or more sampling sets of biomarker data, wherein each sampling set comprises a sufficient plurality of non-adverse sampling instances and wherein each sampling instance comprises an acceptable biomarker reading at a single point in time recorded upon compliance with adherence criteria, determining a biomarker sampling parameter from each sampling set, comparing the biomarker sampling parameter to a target biomarker range, calculating an insulin adjustment parameter associated with the biomarker sampling parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range, adjusting the insulin dosage by the insulin adjustment parameter if the biomarker sampling parameter falls outside the target biomarker range and if the insulin dosage does not exceed maximum dosage, and exiting the testing method if the adjusted insulin dosage is optimized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Bousamra, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling, John F. Price, Heino Eikmeier, Birgit Kraeling, Karl Werner, Ulrich Porsch
  • Publication number: 20100213080
    Abstract: A remote measurement system measures the concentrations of analytes in fluid samples. The system includes a metering device that can receive signals from a test strip or alternatively interrogate the test strip to obtain information. The test strip includes an area for receiving a fluid sample and electrochemically producing a current response that is sensed within the fluid sample. The test strip also includes an antenna and a radio frequency signal circuit for transmitting a signal indicative of the current response of a fluid sample to be analyzed. The metering device receives the signal and can convert it into a readable display in some embodiments. Remote electrochemical analysis of a fluid sample is thereby obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Michael J. Celentano, P. Douglas Walling
  • Publication number: 20100212675
    Abstract: A structured testing method for diagnostic or therapy support of a patient with a chronic disease and devices thereof are disclosed which implement a structured collection procedure based on a medical use case and/or question which provides at least one or more parameters defining entry criterion, a schedule of events, adherence criterion, and exit criterion. The entry criterion establish conditions needed to be met prior to obtaining biomarker data from the patient. Each event can include one or more of a performance time, patient guidance to perform the event, a request for information from the patient a request for patient action, and a request for collection of biomarker data from the patient. The adherence criterion can be used to assess whether an event performed is acceptable to addressing the medical use case and/or question, and the exit criterion establishes conditions needed to be met prior to exiting the collection procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Juergen Rasch-Menges, Stefan Weinert, Steven Bousamra, Abhishek S. Soni, Christoph Eisenhardt
  • Publication number: 20100218132
    Abstract: Embodiments related to a system and method managing the implementation, execution, data collection, and data analysis of a structured collection procedure running on a portable, hand-held collection device are disclosed. The collection device performing the structured collection procedure has program instructions that when executed by a processor causes the processor to initiate automatically a schedule of events of the structured collection procedure upon one or more entry criterions being met at some unknown time, store in memory patient data collected in accordance to the schedule of events, end automatically the structured collection procedure upon one or more exit criterions being met at some unknown time, and mark/indicate the structured collection procedure as completed if no exception occurred during performance of an event in the schedule of events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Abhishek S. Soni, Stefan Weinert, Juergen Rasch-Menges, P. Douglas Walling
  • Publication number: 20060200982
    Abstract: A method of making a biosensor is provided. The method includes providing an electrically conductive material on a base and partially removing the conductive material using laser ablation from the base so that less than 90% of the conductive material remains on the base and at least one electrode pattern is formed from the conductive material. The at least one electrode pattern has an edge extending between two points. A standard deviation of the edge from a line extending between two points is less than about 6 ?m along the length of the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 14, 2006
    Inventors: Raghbir Bhullar, Eric Diebold, Brian Hill, Nigel Surridge, P. Douglas Walling
  • Publication number: 20040194302
    Abstract: A method of making a biosensor is provided. The biosensor includes an electrically conductive material on a base and electrode patterns formed on the base, the patterns having different feature sizes. The conductive material is partially removed from the base using broad field laser ablation so that less than 90% of the conductive material remains on the base and that the electrode pattern has an edge extending between two points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventors: Raghbir S. Bhullar, Eric R. Diebold, Brian S. Hill, Nigel A. Surridge, P. Douglas Walling
  • Patent number: 5508171
    Abstract: A new electrochemical biosensor and method of its use. The electrochemical biosensor has a pair of electrodes consisting of a working electrode and a counter electrode made of the same electrically conducting materials. The counter electrode may be the same size or smaller than the working electrode. The biosensor includes a sample receiving portion wherein a portion of the electrode surfaces is covered by a reagent that includes a redox mediator and an enzyme. A fluid that contains an analyte is added to the sample receiving portion. A reaction involving the analyte, enzyme and redox mediator occurs. After this reaction is complete, an electrical potential difference is applied between the electrodes. Diffusion limited current is measured and correlated to the concentration of analyte in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Boehringer Mannheim Corporation
    Inventors: P. Douglas Walling, Joseph E. Bateson, Lance S. Kuhn, M. Luann Ochs, Kent M. Kost, Martin T. Gerber, Klaus H. Pollmann, Chi-Neng A. Han