Patents by Inventor Paul H. Kovelman

Paul H. Kovelman 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: 20170326296
    Abstract: Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a future command to an infusion pump to affect a cost value according to the cost expression. Another methodology defines a target blood glucose concentration level for the patient, observes a current blood glucose concentration for the patient based on signals received from a blood-glucose sensor, and predicts a duration of time for the patient's blood glucose concentration to reach the target blood glucose concentration level based on the observed current blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 9750877
    Abstract: Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a future command to an infusion pump to affect a cost value according to the cost expression. Another methodology defines a target blood glucose concentration level for the patient, observes a current blood glucose concentration for the patient based on signals received from a blood-glucose sensor, and predicts a duration of time for the patient's blood glucose concentration to reach the target blood glucose concentration level based on the observed current blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 9750878
    Abstract: Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a future command to an infusion pump to affect a cost value according to the cost expression. Another methodology defines a target blood glucose concentration level for the patient, observes a current blood glucose concentration for the patient based on signals received from a blood-glucose sensor, and predicts a duration of time for the patient's blood glucose concentration to reach the target blood glucose concentration level based on the observed current blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anirban Roy, Desmond Barry Keenan, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 9330237
    Abstract: A method of diabetes analysis includes receiving a plurality of glucose level readings for a user. A common event occurrence in at least two of the glucose level readings is determined. The at least two glucose level readings from the common event occurrence onwards in time for a time period is analyzed. A glucose level pattern formed by the at least two glucose level readings having a similar shape is determined. At least one anomalous glucose level reading having the similar shape and not conforming to the glucose level pattern is analyzed. The at least one anomalous glucose level reading is adapted to the pattern to form an adapted glucose level pattern. An insulin dosage for the time period beginning at the common event occurrence is calculated based on the adapted glucose level pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Cohen, Kristen Getschmann, Vidya Raman, Kenneth Ko, Biju Nair, Cary Talbot, Tamir Nitzan, Paul H. Kovelman, Bee Hess
  • Publication number: 20160038691
    Abstract: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device and/or the needle inserting device. A first magnet on the first housing portion and a second magnet (or a magnetically-attractive material) on the second housing portion are positioned to magnetically interact with each other, upon operative engagement of the housing portions. A third magnet on the second housing portion may be opposed to the first magnet to help align the housing portions for connection. A magnet-responsive device may be on one or both housing portions to detect alignment and/or connection of the housing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: R. Paul MOUNCE, Melissa D. NORTON, Paul F. BENTE,, IV, Ian B. HANSON, Sheldon B. MOBERG, Paul H. KOVELMAN
  • Patent number: 9199030
    Abstract: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device and/or the needle inserting device. A first magnet on the first housing portion and a second magnet (or a magnetically-attractive material) on the second housing portion are positioned to magnetically interact with each other, upon operative engagement of the housing portions. A third magnet on the second housing portion may be opposed to the first magnet to help align the housing portions for connection. A magnet-responsive device may be on one or both housing portions to detect alignment and/or connection of the housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Melissa D. Norton, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Publication number: 20150157794
    Abstract: Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a future command to an infusion pump to affect a cost value according to the cost expression. Another methodology defines a target blood glucose concentration level for the patient, observes a current blood glucose concentration for the patient based on signals received from a blood-glucose sensor, and predicts a duration of time for the patient's blood glucose concentration to reach the target blood glucose concentration level based on the observed current blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Anirban Roy, Desmond Barry Keenan, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Publication number: 20150157793
    Abstract: Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a future command to an infusion pump to affect a cost value according to the cost expression. Another methodology defines a target blood glucose concentration level for the patient, observes a current blood glucose concentration for the patient based on signals received from a blood-glucose sensor, and predicts a duration of time for the patient's blood glucose concentration to reach the target blood glucose concentration level based on the observed current blood glucose concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventor: Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8840586
    Abstract: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient or with an infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion to allow for disposal after a prescribed use. A reservoir for holding the infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion, and may be supported by the disposable housing. The durable portion may include other components such as electronics for controlling delivery of the infusion medium from the reservoir, and a drive device including a motor and drive linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, R. Paul Mounce, Paul H. Kovelman, Julian D. Kavazov, Truong Gia Luan
  • Patent number: 8840587
    Abstract: A system includes a durable portion with a durable housing and a separable disposable portion with a disposable housing that selectively engage with and disengage from each other. The disposable housing secures to a patient and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient or with an infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion to allow for disposal after a prescribed use. A reservoir for holding the infusion medium may be part of the disposable portion, and may be supported by the disposable housing. The durable portion may include other components such as electronics for controlling delivery of the infusion medium from the reservoir, and a drive device including a motor and drive linkage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, R. Paul Mounce, Paul H. Kovelman, Julian D. Kavazov, Truong Gia Luan
  • Publication number: 20140194819
    Abstract: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, e.g., insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by a projection on the cannula housing that includes one or more rail-like extensions acting as guides. A connector connects the cannula housing to a fluid delivery system, e.g., an infusion pump. The connector includes a needle, one or more guide arms that slide over the rail-like extensions to guide the needle into the self-sealing septum, and one or more locking arms, with barbs at the end, to connect with corresponding recesses in the cannula housing. An introducer having one or more similar guide arms and locking arms, and a longer needle, may be used to insert the cannula into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susie E. Maule, Sheldon B. Moberg, Arin N. Holecek, Christopher G. Griffin, Julian D. Kavazov, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Publication number: 20130338584
    Abstract: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device and/or the needle inserting device. A first magnet on the first housing portion and a second magnet (or a magnetically-attractive material) on the second housing portion are positioned to magnetically interact with each other, upon operative engagement of the housing portions. A third magnet on the second housing portion may be opposed to the first magnet to help align the housing portions for connection. A magnet-responsive device may be on one or both housing portions to detect alignment and/or connection of the housing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Paul MOUNCE, Melissa D. NORTON, Paul F. BENTE, IV, Ian B. HANSON, Sheldon B. MOBERG, Paul H. KOVELMAN
  • Patent number: 8529553
    Abstract: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device and/or the needle inserting device. A first magnet on the first housing portion and a second magnet (or a magnetically-attractive material) on the second housing portion are positioned to magnetically interact with each other, upon operative engagement of the housing portions. A third magnet on the second housing portion may be opposed to the first magnet to help align the housing portions for connection. A magnet-responsive device may be on one or both housing portions to detect alignment and/or connection of the housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Melissa D. Norton, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Sheldon B. Moberg, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8444607
    Abstract: A delivery device includes first and second housing portions that selectively engage and disengage. A reservoir on one housing portion operatively engages a drive device and/or a needle inserting device on the other housing portion. Upon proper engagement of the housing portions, the reservoir operatively couples to the drive device and/or the needle inserting device. A first magnet on the first housing portion and a second magnet (or a magnetically-attractive material) on the second housing portion are positioned to magnetically interact with each other, upon operative engagement of the housing portions. A third magnet on the second housing portion may be opposed to the first magnet to help align the housing portions for connection. A magnet-responsive device may be on one or both housing portions to detect alignment and/or connection of the housing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Melissa D. Norton, Robert M. Guezuraga, Bradley J. Enegren, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Julian D. Kavazov, Christopher G. Griffin, Sheldon B. Moberg, Mark D. Holt, Susie E. Maule, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8424753
    Abstract: A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A light source shines light on the colored marking of the reservoir. A color sensor detects wavelengths reflected and/or refracted from the colored marking due to the light shined on the colored marking. A processor of the delivery device determines a color of the colored marking from the detected wavelengths and ascertains information related to the reservoir or the fluid in the reservoir corresponding to the determined color, wherein the processor operates the fluid delivery device according to the ascertained information, wherein the information may include a reservoir type and/or medication type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Pablo Vazquez, Salman Monirabbasi, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8277415
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a durable housing portion and a separable disposable portion that selectively engage and disengage from each other. The disposable housing portion secures to the patient-user and may be disposed of after it has been in use for a prescribed period. Components that normally come into contact with a patient-user or with infusion medium are supported by the disposable housing portion, while the durable housing portion supports other components such as electronics and a drive device. A reservoir is supported by the disposable housing portion and has a moveable plunger that operatively couples to the drive device, when the disposable and durable housing portions are engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Paul Mounce, Melissa D. Norton, Robert M. Guezuraga, Bradley J. Enegren, Paul F. Bente, IV, Ian B. Hanson, Julian D. Kavazov, Christopher G. Griffin, Sheldon B. Moberg, Mark D. Holt, Susie E. Maule, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Publication number: 20120205438
    Abstract: A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A light source shines light on the colored marking of the reservoir. A color sensor detects wavelengths reflected and/or refracted from the colored marking due to the light shined on the colored marking. A processor of the delivery device determines a color of the colored marking from the detected wavelengths and ascertains information related to the reservoir or the fluid in the reservoir corresponding to the determined color, wherein the processor operates the fluid delivery device according to the ascertained information, wherein the information may include a reservoir type and/or medication type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Pablo Vazquez, Salman Monirabbasi, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Publication number: 20120165736
    Abstract: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, e.g., insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by a projection on the cannula housing that includes one or more rail-like extensions acting as guides. A connector connects the cannula housing to a fluid delivery system, e.g., an infusion pump. The connector includes a needle, one or more guide arms that slide over the rail-like extensions to guide the needle into the self-sealing septum, and one or more locking arms, with barbs at the end, to connect with corresponding recesses in the cannula housing. An introducer having one or more similar guide arms and locking arms, and a longer needle, may be used to insert the cannula into the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Susie E. Maule, Sheldon B. Moberg, Arin N. Holecek, Christopher G. Griffin, Julian D. Kavazov, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8181849
    Abstract: A system for identifying a reservoir used with a fluid delivery device. The system includes a reservoir comprising a housing for holding fluid and a colored marking located on a surface of the housing. A fluid delivery device includes a compartment for receiving and operatively coupling with the reservoir. A light source shines light on the colored marking of the reservoir. A color sensor detects wavelengths reflected and/or refracted from the colored marking due to the light shined on the colored marking. A processor of the delivery device determines a color of the colored marking from the detected wavelengths and ascertains information related to the reservoir or the fluid in the reservoir corresponding to the determined color, wherein the processor operates the fluid delivery device according to the ascertained information, wherein the information may include a reservoir type and/or medication type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Afshin Bazargan, Pablo Vazquez, Salman Monirabbasi, Paul H. Kovelman
  • Patent number: 8162876
    Abstract: An infusion set is provided for use in delivering fluid through a cannula, which is housed on a cannula housing, to a selected subcutaneous infusion site on a patient. The fluid is generally a medication, for example, insulin. The cannula is in fluid communication with a fluid passageway surrounded by a projection on the cannula housing that includes one or more rail-like extensions acting as connection guides. A connector connects the cannula housing to a fluid delivery system, such as an infusion pump. The connector includes a connecting needle and one or more guide arms that slide over the rail-like extensions to guide the needle into the self-sealing septum. The connector includes one or more locking arms, with barbs at the end, to connect with one or more recesses that are provided in the cannula housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Susie E. Maule, Sheldon B. Moberg, Arin N. Holecek, Christopher G. Griffin, Julian D. Kavazov, Paul H. Kovelman