Patents by Inventor Volker Huellen

Volker Huellen 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: 11284817
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of using a handheld meter configured for determining an analyte concentration in a body fluid. In the inventive method, a handheld meter with a disposable test element is provided and the test element is positioned at an application site of the meter. A body fluid from a user's body part is applied to a reaction area of the test element and a series of measurement values from the reaction area of the test element is detected. A proximity sensor senses the presence of the body part in a monitored space in proximity to the reaction area of the test element. The measured values are processed as a function of an output signal of the proximity sensor. Consequently, bias in the determination of the analyte concentration caused by the presence of the body portion is reduced or eliminated. An associated handheld meter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Huellen, Max Berg
  • Publication number: 20200275868
    Abstract: A glucose test arrangement is provided for use in a handheld meter. The arrangement comprises a disposable test pad responsive to glucose in a body fluid, and a supporting member adapted to support the test pad at an application site for applying body fluid from a user's skin onto a receiving area of the test pad. The receiving area faces away from the supporting member. One or more spacer elements are arranged on the supporting member adjacent to the test pad, wherein the one or more spacer elements have a skin-contacting end section which protrudes above the receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: September 3, 2020
    Applicant: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Huellen, Ingrid Keth, Beate Koschorreck, Miguel Setiabudi, Max Berg, Daniel Kammerer, Ulisse Hohenadel, Daniel Sieffert, Rudolf Pachl
  • Publication number: 20190239781
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of using a handheld meter configured for determining an analyte concentration in a body fluid. In the inventive method, a handheld meter with a disposable test element is provided and the test element is positioned at an application site of the meter. A body fluid from a user's body part is applied to a reaction area of the test element and a series of measurement values from the reaction area of the test element is detected. A proximity sensor senses the presence of the body part in a monitored space in proximity to the reaction area of the test element. The measured values are processed as a function of an output signal of the proximity sensor. Consequently, bias in the determination of the analyte concentration caused by the presence of the body portion is reduced or eliminated. An associated handheld meter is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Volker Huellen, Max Berg
  • Publication number: 20180106726
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Patent number: 9874525
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Publication number: 20130343964
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods of producing a test element for studying a body fluid sample. In the methods, a detection layer is covered with a polymeric spreading layer and applied to a support. The spreading layer can be produced by being sprayed onto the detection layer such that the spreading layer has a thickness of at most about 20 ?m. Also disclosed are test elements produced by the methods, as well as tape cassettes incorporating such test elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joerg Dreibholz, Herbert Fink, Volker Huellen
  • Patent number: 8517938
    Abstract: The invention proposes a medical system which comprises a central control unit which is set up to display at least one diagnostic measured value using a display element. The medical system also comprises at least one invasive unit, wherein the invasive unit has at least one invasive consumable. The invasive consumable is set up to invasively intervene in a tissue of a patient. The invasive unit has at least one contactlessly readable electronic identifier for storing at least one piece of information. The central control unit is set up to electronically read the at least one piece of information in the electronic identifier. The central control unit and the invasive unit are functionally independent of one another such that the respective function of the central control unit and of the invasive unit can be performed independently of the presence of the respective other unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventors: Christoph Eisenhardt, Volker Huellen, Oliver Kube, Josef Roeper, Friedrich Ziegler
  • Publication number: 20110112384
    Abstract: The invention proposes a medical system which comprises a central control unit which is set up to display at least one diagnostic measured value using a display element. The medical system also comprises at least one invasive unit, wherein the invasive unit has at least one invasive consumable. The invasive consumable is set up to invasively intervene in a tissue of a patient. The invasive unit has at least one contactlessly readable electronic identifier for storing at least one piece of information. The central control unit is set up to electronically read the at least one piece of information in the electronic identifier. The central control unit and the invasive unit are functionally independent of one another such that the respective function of the central control unit and of the invasive unit can be performed independently of the presence of the respective other unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Christoph Eisenhardt, Volker Huellen, Oliver Kube, Josef Roeper, Friedrich Ziegler