Patents by Inventor Sebastian Bohm

Sebastian Bohm 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: 20220202318
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with pushbutton activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing, all in one smooth motion. Some embodiments contemplate engagement of the transmitter with the housing after release of the applicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Publication date: June 30, 2022
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Sebastian Böhm, David DeRenzy, Jason Halac, Daniel S. Kline, Phong Lieu, Adam J. Livingston, Steve Masterson, Paul V. Neale, Peter C. Simpson, Antonio Joao Ubach
  • Publication number: 20220192545
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jason HALAC, Sebastian BOHM, Vincent Peter CRABTREE, David DERENZY, Mark S. DERVAES, Nicholas KALFAS, Zebediah L. MCDANIEL, Michael Levozier MOORE, Todd Andrew NEWHOUSE, Michael A. PLOOF, Stephen Alan REICHERT, Peter C. SIMPSON, Alexander Leroy TEETER, Rodolfo GARCIA, Jaroslaw PIOTROWIAK, Thomas George O'CONNELL, Arlene G. DORIA
  • Patent number: 11350857
    Abstract: Various analyte sensor systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry are provided. Related methods for controlling analyte sensor electronics circuitry are also provided. Various analyte sensor systems for monitoring an analyte in a host are also provided. Various circuits for controlling activation of an analyte sensor system are also provided. Analyte sensor systems utilizing a state machine having a plurality of states for collecting a plurality of digital counts and waking a controller responsive to a wake up signal are also provided. Related methods for such analyte sensor systems are also provided. Systems for controlling activation of analyte sensor electronics circuitry utilizing a magnetic sensor are further provided. One or more display device configured to display one or more analyte concentration values are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Halac, Sebastian Bohm, Vincent Peter Crabtree, David DeRenzy, Mark S. Dervaes, Nicholas Kalfas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Michael Levozier Moore, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Michael A. Ploof, Stephen Alan Reichert, Peter C. Simpson, Alexander Leroy Teeter, Rodolfo Garcia, Jaroslaw Piotrowiak, Thomas George O'Connell, Arlene G. Doria
  • Patent number: 11304631
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for measuring an analyte in a host. More particularly, the present embodiments provide sensor applicators and methods of use with pushbutton activation that implant the sensor, withdraw the insertion needle, engage the transmitter with the housing, and disengage the applicator from the housing, all in one smooth motion. Some embodiments contemplate engagement of the transmitter with the housing after release of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pryor, Sebastian Böhm, David DeRenzy, Jason Halac, Daniel S. Kline, Phong Lieu, Adam J. Livingston, Steve Masterson, Paul V. Neale, Peter C. Simpson, Antonio Joao Ubach
  • Publication number: 20220095968
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for generating an estimated analyte value. An analyte sensor system may access a first sensor signal from an in vivo analyte sensor and a first temperature signal from the ex vivo temperature sensor. The analyte sensor system may generate a first analyte sensor temperature based at least in part on the first temperature signal and generate a first estimated analyte value based at least in part on the first sensor signal and the first temperature-compensated sensitivity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Liang Wang, Shwetha Edla, Ghazaleh R. Esmaili, Hossein Mohammadiarani, Sebastian Bohm, Rui Ma, Minglian Shi, Anna Harley-Trochimczyk
  • Publication number: 20220068473
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time. The method also includes establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device. The activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm
  • Publication number: 20210369149
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing sensor data and self-calibration are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided which are capable of calibrating a continuous analyte sensor based on an initial sensitivity, and then continuously performing self-calibration without using, or with reduced use of, reference measurements. In certain embodiments, a sensitivity of the analyte sensor is determined by applying an estimative algorithm that is a function of certain parameters. Also described herein are systems and methods for determining a property of an analyte sensor using a stimulus signal. The sensor property can be used to compensate sensor data for sensitivity drift, or determine another property associated with the sensor, such as temperature, sensor membrane damage, moisture ingress in sensor electronics, and scaling factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Böhm, Daiting Rong, Peter C. Simpson
  • Publication number: 20210361200
    Abstract: Sensor systems can be used to measure an analyte concentration. Sensor systems can include a base having a distal side configured to face towards a person's skin. An adhesive can couple the base to the skin. A transcutaneous analyte measurement sensor can be coupled to the base and can be located at least partially in the host. A transmitter can be coupled to the base and can transmit analyte measurement data to a remote device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Publication date: November 25, 2021
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Minglian Shi, Sebastian Bohm, Maria Noel Brown Wells, John Patrick Majewski, Leah Morta Edra, Disha B. Sheth, John Michael Gray, Shanger Wang, Ted Tang Lee, Michael L. Moore, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Blackwell, Neel Narayan Shah, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jason Halac, Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Paul V. Neale, Jiong Zou, Sean T. Saint
  • Patent number: 11179069
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for processing, transmitting, and displaying data received from continuous analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. In some embodiments, the continuous analyte sensor system comprises a sensor electronics module that includes power saving features. One feature includes a low power measurement circuit that can be switched between a measurement mode and a low power mode, in which charging circuitry continues to apply power to electrodes of a sensor during the low power mode. In addition, the sensor electronics module can be switched between in a low power storage mode higher power operational mode via a switch. The switch can include a reed switch or optical switch, for example. A validation routine can also be implemented to ensure an interrupt signal sent from the switch is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Mark Dervaes, Eric Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Phong Lieu, Aarthi Mahalingam, Tom Miller, Paul V. Neale, Jack Pryor, Thomas A. Peyser, Daiting Rong, Kenneth San Vicente, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20210353185
    Abstract: Analyte sensors and methods of manufacturing same are provided, including analyte sensors comprising multi-axis flexibility. For example, a multi-electrode sensor system 800 comprising two working electrodes and at least one reference/counter electrode is provided. The sensor system 800 comprises first and second elongated bodies E1, E2, each formed of a conductive core or of a core with a conductive layer deposited thereon, insulating layer 810 that separates the conductive layer 820 from the elongated body, a membrane layer deposited on top of the elongated bodies E1, E2, and working electrodes 802?, 802? formed by removing portions of the conductive layer 820 and the insulating layer 810, thereby exposing electroactive surface of the elongated bodies E1, E2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Publication date: November 18, 2021
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Robert J. Boock, Paul V. Neale, Sebastian Böhm, Matthew D. Wightlin, Jack Pryor, Jason Mitchell, Jeff Jackson, Kaushik Patel, Antonio C. Llevares
  • Publication number: 20210306031
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises: activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time; and establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device; wherein the activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Publication date: September 30, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm
  • Publication number: 20210287891
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of operating a secondary-electron multiplier in the ion detector of a mass spectrometer so as to prolong the service life, wherein the secondary-electron multiplier is supplied with an operating voltage in such a way that an amplification of less than 106 secondary electrons per impinging ion results, while the output current of the secondary-electron multiplier is amplified using an electronic preamplifier mounted close to the secondary-electron multiplier with such a low noise level that the current pulses of individual ions impinging on the ion detector are detected above the noise at the input of a digitizing unit. Further disclosed are the use of the methods for imaging mass spectrometric analysis of a thin tissue section or mass spectrometric high-throughput analysis/massive-parallel analysis, and a time-of-flight mass spectrometer whose control unit is programmed to execute such methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2021
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian BÖHM, Andreas HAASE, Jens HÖHNDORF
  • Publication number: 20210275063
    Abstract: Sensor devices including dissolvable tissue-piercing tips are provided. The sensor devices can be used in conjunction with dissolvable needles configured for inserting the sensor devices into a host. Hardening agents for strengthening membranes on sensor devices are also provided. Methods of using and fabricating sensor devices are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Michael J. Estes, Jeff Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Jack Pryor, Daiting Rong, Sean T. Saint, Disha B. Sheth, Shanger Wang
  • Publication number: 20210251526
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying time-dependent algorithmic compensation functions to data output from a continuous analyte sensor. Some embodiments determine a time since sensor implantation and/or whether a newly initialized sensor has been used previously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Thomas A. Peyser, Lucas Bohnett, Aarthi Mahalingam, Arturo Garcia, Peter C. Simpson, Anna Leigh Davis, Sebastian Böhm
  • Publication number: 20210251531
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to systems and methods for processing, transmitting, and displaying data received from continuous analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. In some embodiments, the continuous analyte sensor system comprises a sensor electronics module that includes power saving features. One feature includes a low power measurement circuit that can be switched between a measurement mode and a low power mode, in which charging circuitry continues to apply power to electrodes of a sensor during the low power mode. In addition, the sensor electronics module can be switched between in a low power storage mode higher power operational mode via a switch. The switch can include a reed switch or optical switch, for example. A validation routine can also be implemented to ensure an interrupt signal sent from the switch is valid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Bohm, Mark Dervaes, Eric Johnson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Phong Lieu, Aarthi Mahalingam, Tom Miller, Paul V. Neale, Jack Pryor, Thomas A. Peyser, Daiting Rong, Kenneth San Vicente, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew Wightlin
  • Publication number: 20210231602
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating for effects of temperature on implantable sensors are provided. In some embodiments, systems and methods are provided for measuring a temperature to determine a change in temperature in a sensor environment. In certain embodiments, a temperature compensation factor is determined based on a change in temperature of the sensor environment. The temperature compensation factor can be used in processing raw data of an analyte signal to report a more accurate analyte concentration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Michael J. Estes, Jennifer Blackwell, Sebastian Bohm, Robert J. Boock, Jack Pryor, Peter C. Simpson, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 11058329
    Abstract: Sensor systems can be used to measure an analyte concentration. Sensor systems can include a base having a distal side configured to face towards a person's skin. An adhesive can couple the base to the skin. A transcutaneous analyte measurement sensor can be coupled to the base and can be located at least partially in the host. A transmitter can be coupled to the base and can transmit analyte measurement data to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C. Simpson, Minglian Shi, Sebastian Bohm, Maria Noel Brown Wells, John Patrick Majewski, Leah Morta Edra, Disha B. Sheth, John Michael Gray, Shanger Wang, Ted Tang Lee, Michael L. Moore, Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Blackwell, Neel Narayan Shah, Todd Andrew Newhouse, Jason Halac, Ryan Everett Schoonmaker, Paul V. Neale, Jiong Zou, Sean T. Saint
  • Patent number: 11049705
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of operating a secondary-electron multiplier in the ion detector of a mass spectrometer so as to prolong the service life, wherein the secondary-electron multiplier is supplied with an operating voltage in such a way that an amplification of less than 106 secondary electrons per impinging ion results, while the output current of the secondary-electron multiplier is amplified using an electronic preamplifier mounted close to the secondary-electron multiplier with such a low noise level that the current pulses of individual ions impinging on the ion detector are detected above the noise at the input of a digitizing unit. Further disclosed are the use of the methods for imaging mass spectrometric analysis of a thin tissue section or mass spectrometric high-throughput analysis/massive-parallel analysis, and a time-of-flight mass spectrometer whose control unit is programmed to execute such methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Sebastian Böhm, Andreas Haase, Jens Höhndorf
  • Publication number: 20210194542
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises: activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time; and establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device; wherein the activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm
  • Patent number: 11027278
    Abstract: A microfluidic device includes a microchannel having an interior bounded by a side wall, an inlet, a switching region, and a plurality of outlet channels downstream of the switching region. The microchannel is formed in a microfluidic chip substrate and configured to accommodate a flow of liquid through the microchannel. The microfluidic device includes a valve operatively coupled to the switching region comprising a sealed reservoir. A side passage extends between the reservoir and the interior of the microchannel via an aperture in the side wall and is configured to accommodate a volume of liquid between the interior of the microchannel and the reservoir. The microfluidic device includes an actuator integrated into the microfluidic chip and configured to increase an internal pressure of the reservoir and move at least a portion of the volume of the liquid from the side passage into the microchannel to deflect a portion of the liquid flowing through the microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: CYTONOME/ST, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Gilbert, Sebastian Böhm, Manish Deshpande