Patents by Inventor Stephan Michael Frey

Stephan Michael Frey 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: 11013432
    Abstract: A medical device (110) for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method of using a medical device (110) and a method for assembling a medical device are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Klaus Cornelius
  • Patent number: 11000233
    Abstract: A medical sensor assembly comprises a flexible plaster adapted for adhesion on the skin of a patient and a sensor configured for transdermal measuring a physiological parameter, wherein the sensor has a measuring part insertable into the skin and a contact part for providing a signal connection to a measuring unit. It is proposed that the plaster has a flap which is adhered to an intermediate section of the sensor between the measuring part and the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 10987485
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The drive mechanism (124) comprises a rotor (142) adapted to transform an actuation motion of the actuator (132) into a motion of the insertion needle holder (120) in the longitudinal direction (126). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one safety lock (164). The safety lock (164), in a locked position, is adapted to at least partially block a rotation of the rotor (142). In an unlocked position, the safety lock (164) is adapted to permit the rotation of the rotor (142).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Patent number: 10806384
    Abstract: A kit for determining a concentration of an analyte in a body fluid is disclosed, the kit comprising: a) a sensor module comprising i. a sensor adapted to determine the concentration; ii. a control device connected to the sensor comprising a data collection device to collect measurement data acquired by the sensor, the control device further comprising a wireless near-field communication device adapted to transmit measurement data, the sensor module comprising a sensor module mechanical interface; b) a data reader module adapted to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module via wireless near-field communication, the data reader module comprising at least one data storage device; c) a data transmission module to receive measurement data transmitted by the sensor module via wireless near-field communication, the data transmission module comprising a wireless far-field communication device to transmit the measurement data to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Wolfgang Heck, Helmut Walter
  • Publication number: 20200245908
    Abstract: An electrochemical sensor is disclosed. The sensor has a substrate having a proximal part and an elongated distal part. Electrodes are formed on the distal part. The working electrode forms a conductive trace and multiple electrode pads are arranged along and connected by conductive trace. The electrode pads include a corrosive conductive layer covered by a non-corrosive conductive layer. The corrosive conductive layer is a metal less noble or as noble as Ag, and the non-corrosive conductive is a metal more noble than Ag. An insulating layer on the substrate has openings in the areas of the electrode pads. A protective measure for the corrosive conductive layer can be provided, such as having the insulating layer at least partially overlap the electrode pad edges, or providing at least one of the electrode pads with an elongated shape along the smaller dimension of the distal part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Inventors: Sabine Achmann, Stephan-Michael Frey, Sebastian Pankalla
  • Patent number: 10653445
    Abstract: A sensor insertion assembly comprising a sensor cartridge having an insertion needle and a sensor within a sterile capsule. The sensor insertion assembly further comprises an inserter comprising a chamber for receiving the sensor cartridge, wherein the inserter further comprises an insertion mechanism operable for actuating the insertion needle for inserting the sensor into a subject. The sensor cartridge is removable from the chamber. The sensor cartridge is operable for shielding the insertion needle upon removal of the sensor cartridge from the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter, Wolfgang Heck
  • Patent number: 10639070
    Abstract: Disclosed is an implant needle for introducing an implant into a patient. The needle has a hollow main body having a receiving portion configured to receive an implant. A taper-shaped tip portion is cut from the hollow needle main body and includes a first slant surface contiguous to an outer peripheral surface of the main body and formed at a first predetermined angle with respect to an axis of the main body. The first slant surface has an inner non-cutting edge and an outer non-cutting edge. The needle also includes a pair of second slant surfaces, each of which forms a second predetermined angle with respect to the main body axis that is larger than the first predetermined angle. Each second slant surface has an inner non-cutting edge and an outer cutting edge that is contiguous with an edge point of the tip portion. A method of manufacturing the implant needle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Patent number: 10589059
    Abstract: An insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue is proposed. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for linearly driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The actuator (132) comprises at least one actuator arm (136, 138) which is pivotable about at least one axle (140) in order to actuate the drive mechanism (124). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one protection against reuse including at least one locking mechanism (178). The locking mechanism (178) is adapted to at least partially prevent a back-pivoting of the actuator arm (136, 138) in a direction reversing the actuation direction once the actuator arm (136, 138) has been pivoted by at least one threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Publication number: 20200008838
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to an implant needle (1) for introducing an implant into a body of a patient, comprising a receiving portion configured to receive an implant and provided in a hollow needle main body (2), and a taper-shaped tip portion (3). The taper-shaped tip portion (3) is further comprising: a first slant surface (14a) contiguous to a first outer peripheral surface (15) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the first slant surface (14a) is provided as a first non-cutting edge; a second slant surface (16a) contiguous to a second outer peripheral surface (17) of the hollow needle main body (2), wherein the second slant surface (16a) is provided as a second non-cutting edge; and a pair of sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) symmetric with respect to an edge point (10) and a longitudinal axis (13) of the needle main body (2), wherein the sharpened surfaces (9a, 9b) are both provided with a cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20190374138
    Abstract: A kit (110) for determining a concentration of at least one analyte in a body fluid of a user is disclosed, the kit (110) comprising: a) a sensor module (112) comprising i. at least one sensor element (114) adapted to determine the concentration of the analyte, wherein the sensor element (114) is at least partly implantable into a body tissue (174) of the user; ii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 12, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Wolfgang Heck, Helmut Walter
  • Publication number: 20190231238
    Abstract: A medical device (110) for detecting at least one analyte in a body fluid, a method of using a medical device (110) and a method for assembling a medical device are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael FREY, Oliver KUBE, Helmut WALTER, Klaus CORNELIUS
  • Patent number: 10092239
    Abstract: A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate and at least one electrode on at least one surface of the substrate and at least one contacting element. The contacting element is connected to the electrode. The substrate has at least one kink, at which the substrate is at least partly kinked such that the surface is subdivided into at least two interconnected outer surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Patent number: 9999381
    Abstract: A device for performing at least one medical function on a user is proposed. The device has at least one medical functional element that is designed to perform the medical function. The medical function is selected from a diagnostic, a therapeutic and a surgical function. The device has at least one evaluation and control part that comprises at least one actuation component for controlling the medical function. The evaluation and control part has at least one casing and at least one battery receptacle. The battery receptacle comprises at least one electrical energy reservoir, more particularly at least one battery. The battery receptacle is designed to be opened irreversibly by the user for removing the energy reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Helmut Walter, Jürgen Braun, Jürgen Pfrang
  • Patent number: 9883888
    Abstract: A sensor cartridge comprising a sterile capsule. The sensor cartridge further comprises a sensor within the sterile capsule. The sensor cartridge further comprises a sensor connector connected to the sensor in an initial position. The sensor cartridge further comprises an insertion needle for inserting the sensor into a subject. The insertion needle is within the sterile capsule. The sensor cartridge further comprises a sensor mounting unit for receiving the sensor connector at a mounted position. The sensor mounting unit comprises an adhesive surface for attaching to an exterior surface of the subject. The sensor cartridge further comprises an insertion mechanism operable for actuating the insertion needle and moving the sensor connector from the initial position to the mounted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Wolfgang Heck, Oliver Kube, Helmut Walter
  • Patent number: 9844343
    Abstract: A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate (2) and at least one electrode (5) on at least one surface (9) of the substrate and at least one contacting element (3). The contacting element is connected to the electrode. The substrate has at least one kink (4), at which the substrate is at least partly kinked such that the surface is subdivided into at least two interconnected outer surfaces (9a, 9b, 9c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20170325745
    Abstract: A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate and at least one electrode on at least one surface of the substrate and at least one contacting element. The contacting element is connected to the electrode. The substrate has at least one kink, at which the substrate is at least partly kinked such that the surface is subdivided into at least two interconnected outer surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20170311892
    Abstract: A biosensor is proposed for insertion into the subcutaneous tissue of a user wherein the biosensor includes at least one flexible substrate (2) and at least one electrode (5) on at least one surface (9) of the substrate and at least one contacting element (3). The contacting element is connected to the electrode. The substrate has at least one kink (4), at which the substrate is at least partly kinked such that the surface is subdivided into at least two interconnected outer surfaces (9a, 9b, 9c).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube
  • Publication number: 20170215776
    Abstract: A device for performing at least one medical function on a user is proposed. The device has at least one medical functional element that is designed to perform the medical function. The medical function is selected from a diagnostic, a therapeutic and a surgical function. The device has at least one evaluation and control part that comprises at least one actuation component for controlling the medical function. The evaluation and control part has at least one casing and at least one battery receptacle. The battery receptacle comprises at least one electrical energy reservoir, more particularly at least one battery. The battery receptacle is designed to be opened irreversibly by the user for removing the energy reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Helmut Walter, Jürgen Braun, Jürgen Pfrang
  • Publication number: 20170165452
    Abstract: The invention relates to an insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The drive mechanism (124) comprises a rotor (142) adapted to transform an actuation motion of the actuator (132) into a motion of the insertion needle holder (120) in the longitudinal direction (126). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one safety lock (164). The safety lock (164), in a locked position, is adapted to at least partially block a rotation of the rotor (142). In an unlocked position, the safety lock (164) is adapted to permit the rotation of the rotor (142).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus
  • Publication number: 20170165451
    Abstract: An insertion device (110) for inserting an analyte sensor (114) into a body tissue is proposed. The insertion device (110) comprises an insertion needle holder (120) and a drive mechanism (124) for linearly driving the insertion needle holder (120) in a longitudinal direction (126). The drive mechanism (124) comprises at least one actuator (132) for actuating the drive mechanism (124). The actuator (132) comprises at least one actuator arm (136, 138) which is pivotable about at least one axle (140) in order to actuate the drive mechanism (124). The insertion device (110) further comprises at least one protection against reuse including at least one locking mechanism (178). The locking mechanism (178) is adapted to at least partially prevent a back-pivoting of the actuator arm (136, 138) in a direction reversing the actuation direction once the actuator arm (136, 138) has been pivoted by at least one threshold angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Stephan-Michael Frey, Oliver Kube, Andrea Rittinghaus