Patents by Inventor Steven N. Roe

Steven N. Roe 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: 9034250
    Abstract: An integrated lancing test strip includes a test strip and a lancet packet coupled to the test strip. The lancet packet includes a sterility sheet enclosing a lancet to maintain the sterility of the lancet and prevent cross-contamination between the test strip and the lancet. The sterility sheet allows the lancet to be sterilized separately from the test strip. The sterility sheet gives the integrated strip a low profile, which is attractive for packaging multiple integrated strips in cassettes, drums, magazines or the like. In one form, the integrated strip is loaded in a meter that includes an adjustment mechanism that adjusts the position of the test strip relative to the skin being sampled. This allows the user to adjust the position of the test strip so as to not apply excessive pressure against skin, which could hamper bleeding from the incision in the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8986223
    Abstract: A bodily fluid sampling device includes a piercing device and a sensor enclosed in a housing. A cassette, which contains test media, is positioned proximal to the sensor so that the sensor is able to analyze a bodily fluid sample collected on the test media. The cassette includes a supply portion from which unused test media is supplied and a storage portion in which contaminated test media is stored after exposure to the bodily fluid. The cassette is adapted to collect a series of bodily fluid samples without requiring disposal of the test media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Roe, Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8961431
    Abstract: A lancet wheel having a rim with a plurality of lancets extending radially inward from the rim is dropped in a circular frame having a plurality of spokes forming a plurality of chambers for facilitating drop-in assembly of the modular lancet wheel with the frame. A test ring having a plurality of test sections is assembled on the frame such that one test section is located adjacent each lancet to form an integrated cartridge. Each lancet includes a lancet tip defining a capillary groove sized to collect a body fluid sample from the incision via capillary action. The lancet tip exits the chamber to form the incision in skin, the capillary groove collects the body fluid sample, the lancet tip retracts into the chamber, and a portion of the lancet contacts the test section to transfer the sample from the capillary groove to the test section to analyze the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Stephan-Michael Frey
  • Publication number: 20150039007
    Abstract: A method of assembling a lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is disclosed. The method includes forming a plurality of lancet structures in a lancet sheet. The lancet sheet has a removable ledge for releasing the lancet structures. The removable ledge of the lancet sheet is flexed for releasing the lancet structures from the removable ledge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Max Chen, Chris Fruhauf, Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8920455
    Abstract: A lancet structure for making an incision at a skin site and transporting an amount of blood from the incision away from the skin site and methods of utilizing and making such a lancet structure are disclosed. The lancet structure may comprise an elongated body having a first surface and a second surface, a skin penetrating end for making the incision, a through bore extending from the first surface to the second surface, and a blood transport portion extending from the skin penetrating end to the through bore along the first surface. The blood transport portion is configured to transport the amount of blood away from the skin site via a capillary force to the through bore, and the through bore is configured to transport the blood to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20140371630
    Abstract: A lancet housing assembly for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is provided. The lancet housing assembly comprises an outer facing side and an inner facing side. An opening is located at the outer facing side that is arranged and configured to align with a lancet port of the medical diagnostic device. A floor extends between the outer facing side and the inner facing side and having a reagent material. A lancet structure having a skin penetrating end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin penetrating end is located in housing assembly. The blood transport portion is arranged and configured receive the amount of blood from the skin penetrating end and to carry the amount of blood away from the skin site and to the reagent material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20140309686
    Abstract: A closure system and methods of use are provided for use in sealing an opening in a body tissue, such as a vascular puncture site. A method of closing the opening in the body tissue can be performed with the closure system having a closure clip. The method can include positioning the closure clip in a first closure clip position adjacent to the opening in the body tissue such that a plurality of spikes of the closure clip are inserted into the tissue at a location outward from a central axis of the opening. Subsequently, the closure clip can be positioned in a second closure clip position such that the plurality of spikes are pulled inward toward the central axis of the opening so as to pull the tissue between the opening and each of the spikes together and close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Fransisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8852123
    Abstract: A lancet housing assembly comprising multiple lancets for use in a portable handheld medical diagnostic device for sampling bodily fluids from a skin site of a patient is provided. The lancet housing assembly includes a housing structure comprising multiple lancet compartments. At least one of the lancet compartments comprises an outer facing side and an inner facing side. An opening is located at the outer facing side that is arranged and configured to align with a lancet port of the medical diagnostic device. A floor extends between the outer facing side and the inner facing side. A reagent material is located on the floor and within the lancet compartment. A lancet structure is located in the at least one lancet compartment. The lancet structure comprises a skin penetrating end and a blood transport portion adjacent the skin penetrating end. The skin penetrating end, when extended through the opening, is shaped and sized to penetrate the patient's skin at the skin site to provide an amount of blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Hans List
  • Patent number: 8852124
    Abstract: A lancet-sampler system is configured to automatically remove a protective cover from a lancet and automatically unpack a test pad just prior to use. This minimizes the risk of injury and reduces the chance of cross-contamination between the lancet and the test pad. The lancet defines a capillary groove for drawing body fluid from the incision via capillary action and a sample transfer opening for collecting the fluid from the groove. A carrier tape is coupled to the lancet. The carrier tape includes a test pad for analyzing the fluid. The tape is folded around the test pad to form an airtight package. The test pad is located at a position to align with the sample transfer opening when the tape is unfolded. The protective cover covers a portion of the lancet, and when the tape is pulled, the protective cover is automatically pulled from the lancet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Terry A. Beaty, Uwe Kraemer, Volker Zimmer
  • Patent number: 8814808
    Abstract: Body fluid sampling device comprising a skin-piercing element having a collection zone for receiving body fluid. In one embodiment, the collection zone includes a plurality of holes, e.g., 3 or more holes, or 50 to 100 holes. The hole size may be small, e.g., having a diameter of 0.01 to 0.5 mm. The holes may or may not extend through the lancet. In some embodiments, the holes have a depth of 50 to 500 ?m. In other embodiments, the collection zone is porous, or is a roughened area. The collection zone can take up a very small volume of body fluid, e.g., 3 to 10 nL, in a very short time period, e.g., less than 0.5 seconds. In other embodiments, the device further comprises a fluid receiving means spaced apart from the collection zone so that body fluid in the collection zone will not contact the fluid receiving means initially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Irio Guiseppe Calasso, Patrick Griss, Emad Sarofim, Rainer Jaeggi, Uwe Kraemer, Dave Hasker, Volker Zimmer, Wilifried Schmid, Otto Fuerst, Hans List, Hans-Peter Haar, Theo Arnitz, Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20140222068
    Abstract: A medical device that includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. A plurality of tissue engaging portions are associated with the plurality of struts, with each tissue engaging portion extending towards the longitudinal axis in a deployed configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Publication number: 20140222069
    Abstract: A method that includes locating an opening in tissue by advancing a member through the opening in tissue and following locating the opening, deploying a medical device to aid with sealing the opening. The medical device includes a plurality of strut members forming a plurality of generally diamond-shaped openings, the plurality of strut member being configured to form an annular shaped structure with the generally diamond-shaped openings extending generally longitudinally relative to a longitudinal axis of the medical device. The medical device further includes a plurality of tissue engaging portions associated with the plurality of struts, each tissue engaging portion being disposed between adjacently positioned generally diamond-shaped openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Javier Sagastegui, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba
  • Patent number: 8758400
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing a passage through tissue communicating with a body lumen is provided. The apparatus includes an elongate member having a proximal end a distal end and a lumen extending from the distal end toward the proximal end defining a longitudinal axis. A plug member is disposed on the distal end and extends distally from the elongate member in a pre-deployed and deployed configuration. The plug member includes a distal port therein in communication with the lumen and has a cross-sectional diameter at a plug proximal end and a plug distal end greater than a cross-sectional diameter of the distal end of the elongate member in the pre-deployed configuration. The apparatus also includes a member extendable distally from the distal port, the member including a proximal end and a distal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, William Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Michael T. Carley, Ronald J. Jabba, Stephen M. Salmon, Anthony J. Pantages, Francisco Javier Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8690910
    Abstract: A method for closing an opening in a wall of a body lumen using a clip can include advancing a distal end of an elongate member within the body lumen, the elongate member having a distal portion that assists in presenting the wall for receiving a clip having a plurality of tissue engaging portions having tips that point generally toward a central axis of the clip. The clip can be advanced relative to the elongate member and the wall of the body lumen until the plurality of tissue engaging portions penetrate the wall of the body lumen. Once the clip penetrates the wall, the elongate member can be withdrawn from the body lumen, leaving the clip to substantially close the opening in the wall of the body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Integrated Vascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Carley, Richard S. Ginn, William N. Aldrich, W. Martin Belef, Steven N. Roe, Ronald J. Jabba, Janina Sagastegui
  • Patent number: 8684951
    Abstract: A body fluid sampling device includes a firing mechanism that is configured to be automatically cocked and fired. In one form, the device includes an electric motor that is operable to cock the firing mechanism and fire an integrated lancet/sampling device to form an incision in skin. Subsequent to formation of the incision, the integrated lancet device is temporarily removed from the skin to promote bleeding from the incision. After a specified period of time, the integrated lancet device is then repositioned against the skin in order to collect a fluid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8685227
    Abstract: The invention refers to a sample fluid testing device for analyzing a sample fluid, comprising a test media tape (1) comprising a tape (2) and a plurality of test media portions (3), each test media portion (3) containing a sensor field (7) for producing electrical signals, when the sample fluid is applied and at least two electrodes (4), the at least two electrodes (4) being positioned in the sensor field (7) and being electrically connected to at least two contact fields (5). The sample fluid testing device contains at least one roller with a surface (17), which contains at least one contact zone (14), the at least one roller (12, 13) being in rolling engagement with the test media tape (1) with its surface (17) in order to successively electrically contact the test media portions (3) via at least one contact field (5) with the at least one contact zone (14), the at least one contact zone (14) on the at least one roller (12, 13) being electrically connected to a meter for measuring the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Hans List, Michael Marquant, Steven N. Roe
  • Publication number: 20140052025
    Abstract: A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. In the lancets' activating position they extend from the tape such that their sharp tips are available for lancing tissue. The carrying tape can be arranged in reel-to-reel format in a housing having a lancing opening. The lancets can be integral with the tape and activated to move the lancet through the lancing opening by moving the tape along its tape path or by translating a dedicated service loop of the tape. The lancets can also be independent from the tape and activated through the lancing opening by a separate lancing actuator. A test media can be included on the carrying tape and the housing can contain a sensor to yield an integrated lancing and testing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Charles C. Raney
  • Patent number: 8591436
    Abstract: A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. The lancets are non-circular in cross-section along their longitudinal lengths, and in their activating position they extend from the tape such that their sharp tips are available for lancing tissue. The carrying tape can be arranged in reel-to-reel format in a housing having a lancing opening. The lancets can be integral with the tape and activated to move the lancet through the lancing opening by moving the tape along its tape path or by translating a dedicated service loop of the tape. The lancets can also be independent from the tape and activated through the lancing opening by a separate lancing actuator. A test media can be included on the carrying tape and the housing can contain a sensor to yield an integrated lancing and testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Charles C. Raney
  • Publication number: 20130261595
    Abstract: A pump drive and a method thereof to dispense a liquid drug from a container having a plunger piston are disclosed. The pump drive provides a unidirectional clutch provided about a rotational axis which supports centrally a wheel. The clutch has an inner race operably connected to the plunger piston, wherein the clutch is configured to rotate both the inner race about the axis in unison with rotation of the wheel in only a first direction to advance the plunger piston, and to let the wheel rotate relative to the inner race about the axis in a second direction opposite to the first direction without advancing the piston plunger. The drive in one embodiment includes at least one shape memory alloy wire which when excited rotates the wheel in the first rotational direction to advance the piston plunger and dispense the liquid drug from the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Steven N. Roe
  • Patent number: 8529470
    Abstract: A supply of lancets for a multi-use lancing device are carried by a tape and sequentially brought from a storage position to an activating position by advancing the tape around a bend. The lancets are non-circular in cross-section along their longitudinal lengths, and in their activating position they extend from the tape such that their sharp tips are available for lancing tissue. The carrying tape can be arranged in reel-to-reel format in a housing having a lancing opening. The lancets can be integral with the tape and activated to move the lancet through the lancing opening by moving the tape along its tape path or by translating a dedicated service loop of the tape. The lancets can also be independent from the tape and activated through the lancing opening by a separate lancing actuator. A test media can be included on the carrying tape and the housing can contain a sensor to yield an integrated lancing and testing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven N. Roe, Charles C. Raney, Hans List