Patents by Inventor Russell O. Potts

Russell O. Potts 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: 20120165626
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and kits for measuring or otherwise evaluating the concentration of one or more analytes in a body fluid are described. The devices, methods, and/or kits may be non-invasive. In some variations, a method for measuring the concentration of an analyte in sweat of a subject may comprise contacting a colorimetric membrane with a skin surface of the subject so that the membrane collects a volume of sweat from the skin surface, and analyzing the colorimetric membrane to determine the concentration of the analyte in the collected volume of sweat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Finkelshtein V. Irina, James W. Moyer, Russell O. Potts, Burton H. Sage, Robert J. Shartie, Donald R. Wilson, Bruce D. Wong
  • Patent number: 7935499
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T Kurnik, Matthew J Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O Potts, Janet A Tamada, Steven Richard Waterhouse, Charles W Wei
  • Patent number: 7873399
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system. Device configuration and/or measurement techniques are employed in order to reduce the effect of interfering species on sensor sensitivity. One important application of the invention involves a method and device for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Chia-Ming Chiang, Michael D. Garrison, Janan Jona, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Michael J. Tierney
  • Patent number: 7725149
    Abstract: Described are devices, methods, and kits for non-invasively measuring glucose. In general, the devices comprise skin patches for placement on a skin surface and measurement devices for measuring glucose collected in the patches. The patches may include an adhesive material, a collection layer, an interface layer, and a sweat-permeable membrane. The sweat-permeable membrane is configured to act as a barrier to epidermal contaminants and glucose brought to the skin surface via diffusion. In this way, non-correlatable skin surface glucose will not be measured. The patches may further include components to induce a local sweat response. The measurement device typically includes a display, a processor, and a measurement mechanism. The methods typically include the steps of wiping the skin surface with a wipe containing at least one solvent for removing glucose, placing a patch on a skin surface, and measuring glucose collected in the patch. Kits comprising the patch and measurement device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas A. Peyser, Russell O. Potts, Herbert L. Berman, James W. Moyer, Mikhail A. Kouchnir
  • Patent number: 7699775
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods to increase the number of analyte-related signals used to provide analyte measurement values, e.g., when two or more analyte-related signals are used to obtain a single analyte measurement value a “rolling” value based on the two or more signals can be employed. In another aspect, interpolation and/or extrapolation methods are used to estimate unusable, missing or error-associated analyte-related signals. Further, interpolation and extrapolation of values are employed in another aspect of the invention that reduces the incident of failed calibrations. Further, the invention relates to methods, which employ gradients and/or predictive algorithms, to provide an alert related to analyte values exceeding predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Animas Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shashi P. Desai, Timothy C. Dunn, Matthew J. Lesho, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Charles W. Wei
  • Publication number: 20100063372
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and kits for collecting sweat that has come to the surface of the skin are provided. The sweat may be collected for measuring sweat glucose levels. Because sweat glucose levels correlate to blood glucose levels, the provided devices, methods, and kits may be used by diabetic patients to non-invasively monitor blood glucose levels. Sweat collection devices may be attachable to the surface of the skin and may collect about one microliter or less of sweat. Because only a small, fixed volume of sweat may be collected, the sweat glucose level may be measured in a matter of minutes. Further, as a fixed volume of sweat is tested, inaccuracies due to estimates of the sweat volume being tested are less likely to cause an inaccurate glucose measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventors: Russell O. POTTS, James W. Moyer, Hiroshi Yanazawa, Irina Finkelshtein, Shuying Ye
  • Publication number: 20100049022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a predictive-kinetic method for use with data processing of a sensor-generated signal, as well as, microprocessors and monitoring systems employing such a predictive-kinetic method. Data from a transient region of a signal is used with suitable models and curve-fitting methods to predict the signal that would be measured for the system at the completion of the reaction. The values resulting from data processing of sensor response using the methods of the present invention are less sensitive to measurement variables.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Animas Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Norman A. Parris, Russell O. Potts, Michael J. Tierney, Christopher Uhegbu
  • Publication number: 20090270704
    Abstract: Described here are patches, systems, and methods for measuring glucose. In general, the patches comprise a microfluidic collection layer and a detector, and the systems comprise a patch and a measurement device. Some methods for measuring glucose comprise cleaning the skin surface, collecting sweat from the skin surface using a microfluidic collection device, and measuring the collected glucose. Other methods comprise cleaning the skin surface, collecting sweat in a patch comprising a microfludic collection layer, and measuring glucose collected in the patch. Still other methods comprise cleaning the skin surface, collecting a first sweat sample from the skin surface in a patch comprising a microfludic collection layer and a detector layer, transferring the first sweat sample from the collection layer to the detector layer, measuring glucose in the first sweat sample, and repeating the collection, transferring, and measuring steps at least once.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Thomas A. PEYSER, Russell O. Potts, Herbert L. Berman, James W. Moyer, Mikhail A. Kouchnir, Robert N. Blair
  • Patent number: 7604593
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a predictive-kinetic method for use with data processing of a sensor-generated signal, as well as, microprocessors and monitoring systems employing such a predictive-kinetic method. Data from a transient region of a signal is used with suitable models and curve-fitting methods to predict the signal that would be measured for the system at the completion of the reaction. The values resulting from data processing of sensor response using the methods of the present invention are less sensitive to measurement variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: Norman A. Parris, Russell O. Potts, Michael J. Tierney, Christopher Uhegbu
  • Publication number: 20090076731
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Applicant: ANIMAS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T. Kurnik, Mathew J. Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Steven Richard Warehouse, Charles W. Wei
  • Publication number: 20080270039
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: Animas Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T. Kurnik, Matthew J. Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Steven Richard Waterhouse, Charles W. Wei
  • Publication number: 20080262746
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Animas Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T. Kurnik, Matthew J. Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Steven Richard Waterhouse, Charles W. Wei
  • Publication number: 20080262334
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: Animas Technologies, LLC.
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T. Kurnik, Matthew J. Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Steven Richard Waterhouse, Charles W. Wei
  • Patent number: 7405055
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to methods, systems, and devices for measuring the concentration of target analytes present in a biological system using a series of measurements obtained from a monitoring system and a Mixtures of Experts (MOE) algorithm. In one embodiment, the present invention describes a method for measuring blood glucose in a subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: Animas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Timothy C. Dunn, Yalia Jayalakshmi, Ronald T. Kurnik, Matthew J. Lesho, Jonathan James Oliver, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Steven Richard Waterhouse, Charles W. Wei
  • Patent number: 7295867
    Abstract: A method is provided for continually or continuously measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system, and processing analyte-specific signals to obtain a measurement value that is closely correlated with the concentration of the target chemical analyte in the biological system. One important application of the invention involves a method for signal processing in a system for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Animas Corporation
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Timothy C. Dunn, Kathleen C. Farinas, Michael D. Garrison, Ronald T. Kurnik, Matthew J. Lesho, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Michael J. Tierney
  • Patent number: 7174199
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for measuring the concentration of target chemical analytes present in a biological system. Device configuration and/or measurement techniques are employed in order to reduce the effect of interfering species on sensor sensitivity. One important application of the invention involves a method and device for monitoring blood glucose values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Animas Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Chia-Ming Chiang, Michael D. Garrison, Janan Jona, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Michael J. Tierney
  • Patent number: 7163511
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for frequently measuring the concentration of an analyte present in a biological system. A monitoring system having at least two components is employed in order to allow separation of data collection from data processing and display. Such separation allows greater flexibility and convenience for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Animas Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Conn, Russell Ford, Russell O. Potts, Pravin L. Soni, Janet A. Tamada, Michael J. Tierney
  • Patent number: 7024236
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of formulating analyte data databases, the databases themselves, and methods of manipulating the same. In one aspect the present invention includes the formulation of analyte data points, derived data, and data attributes databases comprising data points collected using an analyte monitoring device capable of frequent monitoring of analyte concentrations or amounts. Such data points may comprise acquired data (e.g., values corresponding to analyte concentrations or amounts as measured by said analyte monitoring device). These data points are then associated with one or more relevant data attributes. The resulting databases may be manipulated to determine relationships among the components of the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Animas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Russell Ford, Matthew J. Lesho, Russell O. Potts, Michael J. Tierney, Charles W. Wei
  • Patent number: 7011630
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods to increase the number of analyte-related signals used to provide analyte measurement values, e.g., when two or more analyte-related signals are used to obtain a single analyte measurement value a “rolling” value based on the two or more signals can be employed. In another aspect, interpolation and/or extrapolation methods are used to estimate unusable, missing or error-associated analyte-related signals. Further, interpolation and extrapolation of values are employed in another aspect of the invention that reduces the incident of failed calibrations. Further, the invention relates to methods, which employ gradients and/or predictive algorithms, to provide an alert related to analyte values exceeding predetermined thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Animas Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Shashi P. Desai, Timothy C. Dunn, Matthew J. Lesho, Russell O. Potts, Janet A. Tamada, Charles W. Wei
  • Patent number: 6999810
    Abstract: An automated system for continual transdermal extraction of analytes present in a biological system is provided. The system can be used for detecting and/or measuring the concentration of the analyte using an electrochemical biosensor detection means. The system optionally uses reverse iontophoresis to carry out the continual transdermal extraction of the analytes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Animas Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Bret Berner, Lynn Kim, Norman A. Parris, Russell O. Potts, Janet Tamada, Michael J. Tierney