Patents by Inventor Richard W. Wilson

Richard W. Wilson 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: 9419704
    Abstract: A handheld diabetes manager is presented with an improved graphical user interface for a bolus calculator. The bolus calculator is configured to receive blood glucose measurements from a blood glucose measurement module and operates, in response to an input, to compute an insulin recommendation for a patient based in part on the blood glucose measurements. The graphical user interface for the bolus calculator includes a health adjustment screen that enables a user to input a value for health events associated with the insulin recommendation, where the input value represents a cumulative effect of the health events on insulin of the patient and the health adjustment screen presents a different icon for each of the health events associated with the insulin recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Mark Mears, Phillip Edgar Pash, Vincent R. Rizzo, Bettina Steiner, Kristin M. Westerfield, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150377895
    Abstract: A handheld diabetes manager is presented with an improved graphical user interface for a bolus calculator. The bolus calculator is configured to receive blood glucose measurements from a blood glucose measurement module and operates, in response to an input, to compute an insulin recommendation for a patient based in part on the blood glucose measurements. The graphical user interface for the bolus calculator includes a health adjustment screen that enables a user to input a value for health events associated with the insulin recommendation, where the input value represents a cumulative effect of the health events on insulin of the patient and the health adjustment screen presents a different icon for each of the health events associated with the insulin recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Paul J. GALLEY, Mark G. MEARS, Phillip E. PASH, Vincent R. RIZZO, Bettina STEINER, Kristen M. WESTERFIELD, Richard W. WILSON
  • Patent number: 9136939
    Abstract: A handheld diabetes manager is presented with an improved graphical user interface for a bolus calculator. The bolus calculator is configured to receive blood glucose measurements from a blood glucose measurement module and operates, in response to an input, to compute an insulin recommendation for a patient based in part on the blood glucose measurements. The graphical user interface for the bolus calculator includes a health adjustment screen that enables a user to input a value for health events associated with the insulin recommendation, where the input value represents a cumulative effect of the health events on insulin of the patient and the health adjustment screen presents a different icon for each of the health events associated with the insulin recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Mark G. Mears, Phillip E. Pash, Vincent R. Rizzo, Bettina Steiner, Kristin M. Westerfield, Richard W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 9087149
    Abstract: A method for conducting a Testing In Pairs (TIPs) blood glucose (bG) test using a handheld diabetes management device carried by a user. A processing subsystem of the device implements a software module for managing the TIPs test. The software module generates a plurality of predetermined acceptance time windows corresponding to different user defined events. The processing subsystem can identify specific ones of a plurality of bG test values read by the device that are obtained during the predetermined bG acceptance time windows, and which are identified as being related pairs of accepted bG test values that correspond to specific ones of the user defined events. The related pairs of accepted bG test values can then be stored in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, John F. Price, Richard W. Wilson, Lisa McCool
  • Patent number: 9074173
    Abstract: Processes and systems for production of bioproducts such as biofuels are provided. The bioproduct production processes and systems utilize pretreatment of a carbohydrate-containing feedstock to produce soluble sugar molecules and continuous conversion of the pretreated feedstock to a bioproduct by an immobilized fermenting microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cobalt Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Walther, Hendrik J. Meerman, Stacy M. Burns-Guydish, Richard W. Wilson, Eamon T. Hogg, Gregory W. Luli, Robert Eckert
  • Patent number: 8775877
    Abstract: A method of checking the integrity of a dynamic link library (DLL) file called by an application being executed on a handheld medical device is described. The method includes loading a DLL from a read only memory (ROM) to a random access memory (RAM) beginning at a fixed location in the RAM. The DLL includes a first routine for performing a safety critical function of the handheld medical device and a second routine for performing a cyclical redundancy check (CRC) once the DLL is loaded to the RAM. The method includes selectively executing the first routine from the RAM. The method includes selectively executing the second routine from the RAM including: calculating a check value based on the DLL; comparing the check value with a predetermined check value; and indicating that an error is present when the check value is different than the predetermined check value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon L. McVey, Marshall M. Parker, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140058237
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the present disclosure, a device and method for determining an allowable amount of blood glucose (bG) of a patient is disclosed. The method further includes receiving a current bG measurement, determining a target bG value, and determining a correction delta bG value based on one or more advice history records. The method includes determining a correction meal rise value and determining a maximum allowed bG value based on the target bG value, the correction delta bG value, and the correction meal rise value. The method includes setting the allowable amount of bG value equal to the maximum allowed bG value when the current bG measurement is greater than the target bG value and determining the allowable amount of bG value using the target bG value and the correction delta bG value when the current bG measurement is less than the target bG value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Alan M. Greenburg, Marshall M. Parker, John F. Price, Robin S. Wagner, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140058749
    Abstract: According to some aspects of the present disclosure a method for presenting a GUI for modifying medical data on a handheld medical device is disclosed. The method includes determining a correction bolus amount and a meal bolus amount for the patient. The method also includes presenting the GUI on a display of the medical device and presenting the correction bolus amount, the meal bolus amount and a total bolus amount in the GUI. The method also includes presenting a correction bolus amount modification field and a meal bolus amount field in the GUI. The correction bolus amount modification field and the meal bolus amount modification field allow the patient to provide input to modify the correction bolus amount and meal bolus amount, respectively. The method further includes receiving the input and generating an advice history record based on the input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Alan M. Greenburg, Marshall M. Parker, John F. Price, Robin S. Wagner, Richard W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8615366
    Abstract: A method for monitoring blood glucose (bG) levels of a diabetic user. The method may be implemented on a non-transitory computer readable medium adapted to run on a processing subsystem, the processing subsystem forming a portion of a handheld diabetes management device for monitoring the bG levels of a diabetic user and determining a correction bolus to be provided to the user. The method may comprise using a memory to store information in a plurality of different time blocks. The information may include a plurality of differing user defined health events that each include a predetermined associated percentage value set by the user by which a correction bolus calculation will be modified to account for one of an increase or a decrease in insulin associated with each one of the defined health events. The processing subsystem may be used to communicate with the memory and to obtain the information and to calculate therefrom the correction bolus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Richard W. Wilson, John F. Price, Alan M. Greenburg, Marshall Parker
  • Publication number: 20130337527
    Abstract: Processes and systems for production of bioproducts such as biofuels are provided. The bioproduct production processes and systems utilize pretreatment of a carbohydrate-containing feedstock to produce soluble sugar molecules and continuous conversion of the pretreated feedstock to a bioproduct by an immobilized fermenting microorganism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: David C. Walther, Hendrik J. Meerman, Stacy M. Burns-Guydish, Richard W. Wilson, Eamon T. Hogg, Gregory W. Luli, Robert Eckert
  • Patent number: 8515775
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for managing a three day profile blood glucose (bG) measurements that are provided by a user using a handheld diabetes management device. The method may involve configuring a database carried by the device to store a plurality of bG test values input by a user for each day of a three day test period. The bG test values are required to be provided by the user in accordance with a predetermined plurality of differing acceptance time windows during each day of the three day test period. If two or more windows are open concurrently when a given bG test value is obtained, the system allows the user to select the appropriate time window that the given bG test value should be associated with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, John F. Price, Richard W. Wilson, Lisa McCool
  • Patent number: 8497105
    Abstract: Processes and systems for production of bioproducts such as biofuels are provided. The bioproduct production processes and systems utilize pretreatment of a carbohydrate-containing feedstock to produce soluble sugar molecules and continuous conversion of the pretreated feedstock to a bioproduct by an immobilized fermenting microorganism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Cobalt Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Walther, Hendrik J. Meerman, Stacy M. Burns-Guydish, Richard W. Wilson, Eamon T. Hogg, Gregory W. Luli, Robert Eckert
  • Publication number: 20130173968
    Abstract: A method of checking the integrity of a dynamic link library (DLL) file called by an application being executed on a handheld medical device is described. The method includes loading a DLL from a read only memory (ROM) to a random access memory (RAM) beginning at a fixed location in the RAM. The DLL includes a first routine for performing a safety critical function of the handheld medical device and a second routine for performing a cyclical redundancy check (CRC) once the DLL is loaded to the RAM. The method includes selectively executing the first routine from the RAM. The method includes selectively executing the second routine from the RAM including: calculating a check value based on the DLL; comparing the check value with a predetermined check value; and indicating that an error is present when the check value is different than the predetermined check value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gordon L. McVey, Marshall M. Parker, Richard W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20130172707
    Abstract: A handheld diabetes manager is presented with an improved graphical user interface for a bolus calculator. The bolus calculator is configured to receive blood glucose measurements from a blood glucose measurement module and operates, in response to an input, to compute an insulin recommendation for a patient based in part on the blood glucose measurements. The graphical user interface for the bolus calculator includes a health adjustment screen that enables a user to input a value for health events associated with the insulin recommendation, where the input value represents a cumulative effect of the health events on insulin of the patient and the health adjustment screen presents a different icon for each of the health events associated with the insulin recommendation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Mark G. Mears, Phillip E. Pash, Vincent R. Rizzo, Bettina Steiner, Kristin M. Westerfield, Richard W. Wilson
  • Patent number: 8383056
    Abstract: A blood glucose test instrument kit having modular component parts capable of being assembled into a plurality of different handheld blood glucose test instruments is disclosed. The kit comprises the combination of an interconnection platform adapted to connect to a collection of interoperable modules. The collection of interoperable modules including: a plurality of different measurement engine modules, at least one user interface module, at least one power supply module. A handheld blood glucose test instrument is assembled by the interconnection to the interconnection platform of at least one measurement engine module, at least one user interface module, and at least one power supply module. The inter-module communication among the modules connected thereto to achieve enhanced glucose test instrument reliability by effecting at least one reliability protocol selected from a group of reliability protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignees: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc., Roche Diagnostics GmbH
    Inventors: Blaine E. Ramey, Karl Werner, Richard W. Wilson, Christian Niesporek, Ralf Schmitz, Peter Seelig, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ulrich Porsch
  • 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: 20120094370
    Abstract: A blood glucose test instrument kit having modular component parts capable of being assembled into a plurality of different handheld blood glucose test instruments is disclosed. The kit comprises the combination of an interconnection platform adapted to connect to a collection of interoperable modules. The collection of interoperable modules including: a plurality of different measurement engine modules, at least one user interface module, at least one power supply module. A handheld blood glucose test instrument is assembled by the interconnection to the interconnection platform of at least one measurement engine module, at least one user interface module, and at least one power supply module. The inter-module communication among the modules connected thereto to achieve enhanced glucose test instrument reliability by effecting at least one reliability protocol selected from a group of reliability protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Blaine E. Ramey, Karl Werner, Richard W. Wilson, Christian Niesporek, Ralf Schmitz, Peter Seelig, Kai-Oliver Schwenker, Ulrich Porsch
  • Publication number: 20120095691
    Abstract: A method for conducting a Testing In Pairs (TIPs) blood glucose (bG) test using a handheld diabetes management device carried by a user. A processing subsystem of the device implements a software module for managing the TIPs test. The software module generates a plurality of predetermined acceptance time windows corresponding to different user defined events. The processing subsystem can identify specific ones of a plurality of bG test values read by the device that are obtained during the predetermined bG acceptance time windows, and which are identified as being related pairs of accepted bG test values that correspond to specific ones of the user defined events. The related pairs of accepted bG test values can then be stored in a database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, John F. Price, Richard W. Wilson, Lisa McCool
  • Publication number: 20120095773
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for managing a three day profile blood glucose (bG) measurements that are provided by a user using a handheld diabetes management device. The method may involve configuring a database carried by the device to store a plurality of bG test values input by a user for each day of a three day test period. The bG test values are required to be provided by the user in accordance with a predetermined plurality of differing acceptance time windows during each day of the three day test period. If two or more windows are open concurrently when a given bG test value is obtained, the system allows the user to select the appropriate time window that the given bG test value should be associated with.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, John F. Price, Richard W. Wilson, Lisa McCool
  • Publication number: 20120095318
    Abstract: A method for monitoring blood glucose (bG) levels of a diabetic user. The method may be implemented on a non-transitory computer readable medium adapted to run on a processing subsystem, the processing subsystem forming a portion of a handheld diabetes management device for monitoring the bG levels of a diabetic user and determining a correction bolus to be provided to the user. The method may comprise using a memory to store information in a plurality of different time blocks. The information may include a plurality of differing user defined health events that each include a predetermined associated percentage value set by the user by which a correction bolus calculation will be modified to account for one of an increase or a decrease in insulin associated with each one of the defined health events. The processing subsystem may be used to communicate with the memory and to obtain the information and to calculate therefrom the correction bolus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Galley, Richard W. Wilson, John F. Price, Alan M. Greenburg, Marshall Parker