Patents by Inventor Simin Yao

Simin Yao 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: 20220244282
    Abstract: A system for transporting a sample in a clinical analysis system includes a sample container holding the sample, a ferromagnetic base connected to a bottom portion of the sample container, and a puck. The puck is used for transporting the sample container in the clinical analysis system. The puck comprises an embedded magnet for securing the sample container to the puck using the ferromagnetic base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 11094402
    Abstract: A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDINGS AG
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10753923
    Abstract: A test meter for analyzing a body fluid sample applied to a test strip includes an outer housing having an opening, an actuator, and a cartridge positioned adjacent the outer housing. The cartridge further includes a dispensing member connected to the actuator, a plurality of stacked test strips biased toward the dispensing member, and a cartridge outer housing that is adjacent at least a portion of the dispensing member. Each time the actuator is actuated, the dispensing member is rotated to cause movement of one test strip from the plurality of stacked test strips through the opening, and another test strip is biased toward the dispensing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Eugene R. Prais, Michael A. Botta, Narasinha Parasnis, Serban Peteu, John Creaven, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20200237279
    Abstract: A lancing device has a domed structure that can be depressed by application of a force by a user's finger so as to expose the tip of a needle. The domed structure is configured to move from a non-depressed state to a depressed state in a manner that allows for the piercing of the user's finger. The domed structure may then recoil to its original, non-depressed position upon the user ceasing to apply the force. Other embodiments of a lancing device are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Inventors: Eugene Prais, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10656112
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Patent number: 10646150
    Abstract: A lancing device having a domed structure that can be depressed by application of a force by a user's finger so as to expose the tip of a needle. The domed structure is configured to move from a non-depressed state to a depressed state in a manner that allows for the piercing the users finger. The domed structure may then recoil to its original, non-depressed position upon the user ceasing to apply the force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Eugene Prais, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10468127
    Abstract: A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDINGS AG
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20190265226
    Abstract: A test meter for analyzing a body fluid sample applied to a test strip includes an outer housing having an opening, an actuator, and a cartridge positioned adjacent the outer housing. The cartridge further includes a dispensing member connected to the actuator, a plurality of stacked test strips biased toward the dispensing member, and a cartridge outer housing that is adjacent at least a portion of the dispensing member. Each time the actuator is actuated, the dispensing member is rotated to cause movement of one test strip from the plurality of stacked test strips through the opening, and another test strip is biased toward the dispensing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene R. Prais, Michael Botta, Narasinha Parasnis, Serban Peteu, John Creaven, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10347371
    Abstract: A device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a data storage system that stores health data and a second housing portion including a data communications element. The data communications element provides data communications between the data storage system and a processing device that processes the health data according to a data-management software. The first housing portion and the second housing portion are connected by a cable that communicates signals between the data communications element and other components in the first housing portion. Another device for managing health data provides a first housing portion including a health data management system and a data communications element that provides data communications between the health data management system and an external processing device. The second housing portion is removably coupled to the first housing portion, and includes at least one component used by the health data management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HOLDINGS AG
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steven Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 10324081
    Abstract: A test meter for analyzing a body fluid sample applied to a test strip includes an outer housing having an opening, an actuator, and a cartridge positioned adjacent the outer housing. The cartridge further includes a dispensing member connected to the actuator, a plurality of stacked test strips biased toward the dispensing member, and a cartridge outer housing that is adjacent at least a portion of the dispensing member. Each time the actuator is actuated, the dispensing member is rotated to cause movement of one test strip from the plurality of stacked test strips through the opening, and another test strip is biased toward the dispensing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Narasinha Parasnis, Serban Peteu, John Creaven, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20180348160
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Patent number: 10073051
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Publication number: 20180018430
    Abstract: A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20170161440
    Abstract: A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20170128813
    Abstract: The present invention includes programs, devices and methods for a ball throwing machine that is able to consistently throw balls to the same preset position at the moment a user demands it by manually pressing a button, by user defined time interval, or by trigger events using sensing technologies. The user demands are sent and received by a wired or wireless connection. The present invention includes sensing method(s) to detect a user's motion and/or voice command, and throw balls to the preset position in a timely manner—at exactly the moment when the command is received, or with a pre-programmed delay. The trigger events includes a player's position, moving speed, and/or body position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 9618967
    Abstract: A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Darren Brown, Jun Chen, Igor Gofman, Steven B. Harris, Paul L. Inman, Richard Kates, Qiong Li, Harris Lieber, Paul M. Ripley, Gregory Stefkovic, Hoi-Cheong Steve Sun, Mu Wu, Raymond Yao, Simin Yao
  • Patent number: 9546997
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a test strip handling device (100) that includes a housing (110) having an interior compartment (112) in which the test strips are received and stored. The device (100) facilitates sanitary handling and disposal of the test strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Robert S. Sams, Eugene Prais, Simin Yao
  • Publication number: 20160290950
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Patent number: 9383333
    Abstract: A blood glucose monitor includes a can, a replaceable sensor cartridge that includes a frame, an upper spring disposed between the frame and the can, a case for housing the can and sealing the frame, a lower spring disposed between the can and the case, and a meter housing for sealing an upper portion of the frame. The can is capable of accepting the replaceable sensor cartridge. The frame of the removable cartridge has at least at least two walls defining a chamber for accepting a plurality of biosensors, and a bottom portion defining an opening and at least one sealing flange. The frame can further include a desiccant material capable of reducing humidity within the frame. The frame may be dimensioned such that an interference fit constrains the plurality of biosensors prior to inserting the frame within a blood glucose monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Jeffery S. Reynolds, Robert S. Sams, Simin Yao, Eugene Prais, Michael A. Botta, Steven C. Charlton, Mirza Kokic
  • Patent number: D963885
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Simin Yao