Material Flow Varying Means Controlled By Condition Responsive Sensor Patents (Class 604/65)
  • Patent number: 11172878
    Abstract: An apparatus and system diabetes management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HYGIEIA, INC.
    Inventors: Eran Bashan, Israel Hodish
  • Patent number: 11160921
    Abstract: An infusion pump system comprises a pump for infusing a drug into a patient, a storing unit for storing therapy data, drug data, protocol data, profile data, care type data, and feedback data received from said pump and/or other sources including information about particularities of therapies already carried out or currently running, an input unit for selecting therapy data, drug data, profile data, and care type data, an associating unit for associating the selected therapy data, drug data, profile data and care type data provided by said input unit and further adapted to determine based on said association specific protocol data and specific feedback data, wherein said storing unit also stores said association with said specific protocol data and said specific feedback data; and an output unit for outputting said specific protocol data with said specific feedback data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICREL Medical Devices S.A.
    Inventor: Achilleas Tsoukalis
  • Patent number: 11162690
    Abstract: A hydronic distribution system includes self-regulating valves networked together and operable to share valve temperature and valve position information with a microprocessor or other type of controller. The microprocessor runs one or more algorithms that process the temperatures and positions of the valves and then computes a desired speed for one or more variable speed pumps within the system. Controlling the pumps to operate at the desired speed and still maintain the correct amount of process fluid flow needed by the system reduces the overall energy use of the hydronic distribution system, saves on the operational lives of the pumps, and increases system efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BELIMO HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Nathan F. Rothman, Ian Dempster
  • Patent number: 11147927
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for use in locating a target region which is situated in the body of a subject, for example for the delivery of drugs. The system includes an assembly for controlling the flow of fluid from a fluid reservoir to a conduit, such as a needle. A sensor detects a characteristic indicative of the fluid pressure in the conduit. The system processes data from the sensor to detect the presence of a pulsatile waveform. A controller may control further operation of the system based on information regarding the presence of the pulsatile waveform and features of the waveform, such as amplitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Milestone Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark N. Hochman, Richard K. Buck, Leonard A. Osser
  • Patent number: 11135362
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to portable infusion devices, systems, and methods of using the same for dispensing materials. In some cases, the devices, systems and methods may be used for infusing a material such as medicament, e.g., insulin, into a body in need thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. DiPerna, Michael J. Rosinko, Geoffrey A. Kruse, Thomas R. Ulrich, Christopher Dabrow, Mark Williamson, Brian Bureson, Kathryn Rieger
  • Patent number: 11116897
    Abstract: The invention relates to administration of clinical anesthesia. Particular embodiments provide systems and methods for controlled delivery of a combination of an analgesic agent and a hypnotic agent. More specifically, the invention relates to closed-loop control systems/methods for automatically controlling the administration of a combination of a hypnotic agent and an analgesic agent in a clinical anesthesia setting which incorporate feedback based on one or more indirect measures/indicia of analgesia. The invention further relates to such control systems/methods that account for limitations of such indirect measures/indicia of analgesia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: The University of British Columbia
    Inventors: Guy Dumont, Klaske Van Heusden, Mark Ansermino
  • Patent number: 11115456
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for processing analyte data. In some example implementations, a method may include receiving, at a first processing system including a user interface, an installation package including a plug-in and code configured to provide at the first processing system an interface between a sensor system configured to measure an analyte concentration level in a host and a second processing system; storing, by the first processing system, the installation package in a location based on a role of a user initiating the installation of the code; installing the plug-in for the user interface to enable the plug-in to control one or more aspects of an installation of the code; and initiating, by at least the plug-in, the installation of the code at the first processing system to provide the interface. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel N. Root, Justin E. Schumacher, Adam R. Greene, Stewart Alan Shields
  • Patent number: 11109999
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved devices for removing energy and fluid from body fluid containing spaces and surfaces of a mammal, the devices including isolated air and water delivery systems configured to simultaneously deliver streams of dry air and liquid water to the nostrils of a patient, without allowing the streams to come into contact with one-another until it enters the patient's nostrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: COOLTECH, LLC
    Inventors: William G. DeMore, Jr., James A. Kendall, Benjamin R. Lane, Chester B. Larrow, Kun Li, Brian L. Lipford, Owen J. Lu, Joshua M. Mull, Aaron S. Pearl
  • Patent number: 11093863
    Abstract: A method for ascertaining a time characteristic of a measured variable adjustable by an actuator, wherein a time characteristic of a control variable is applied to the actuator, wherein the ascertaining is effected by means of a Gaussian process state model of the behavior of the actuator, wherein the time characteristic of the measured variable of the actuator is ascertained on the basis of a parameterizable family of functions, wherein in the parameterizable family of functions a time dependency of a later latent state, in particular ascertained using a transfer function, of the actuator on an earlier latent state of the actuator and an earlier control variable of the actuator is the same as the applicable dependency of the Gaussian process state model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: The Duy Nguyen-Tuong, Christian Daniel, Sebastian Trimpe, Martin Schiegg, Andreas Doerr
  • Patent number: 11090432
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, methods and devices for delivering a drug or other therapy to a patient with an ambulatory infusion pump configured to provide a series of tolerance-building steps leading up to a plateau delivery rate. The plateau delivery rate is maintained until the prescribed amount of drug or therapy fluid is delivered to the patient. Embodiments of the invention include providing the patient or other user with a mechanism to decrease, or step down, the therapy delivery rate if a tolerance was not achieved at a lower rate, and providing notifications prior to a step up in a dosage delivery rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: David DeBelser, Clinton Robert Hetchler, David Pardee Sours, Michael Wade Kersch
  • Patent number: 11083836
    Abstract: A system for injecting fluid to a patient is provided. The system provides manual or automatic verification and identification of the fluid to be injected, prior to, during or after injection. The system includes: a fluid having at least one active compound and at least one tracer compound; an injector configured to deliver the fluid to the patient through a fluid path set; at least one sensor coupled to at least one of the syringe, the injector, or the patient, configured to measure at least one property of the tracer in the fluid, and a feedback path to adjust at least one injection parameter of the injector based on at least one measurement from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Jacob Agris
  • Patent number: 11044984
    Abstract: A carrying device for a portable gas exchange device has at least one first holding strap which is designed to be worn around a torso of a patient, thereby allowing the carrying device to be supported on the patient. The carrying device further includes a fastener which is designed to fasten a portable gas exchange device. Also provided is a carrying system which consists of a carrying device and a gas exchange device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: NOVALUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Matheis, Esther Novosel, Reinhold Beuter, Jörg Schneider, Josef Bogenschütz
  • Patent number: 11020322
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising: computing a target nutritional goal to reach at an end of a time interval based on a real time energy expenditure of a patient, wherein the target nutritional goal comprises a volume to be delivered (VTBD) by the end of the time interval corresponding to a target amount of energy expenditure of the patient over the time interval, computing a target feeding profile defining a target feeding rate for enteral feeding of the patient for reaching the VTBD by the end of the time interval, continuously monitoring the real time energy expenditure, adapting the target nutritional goal and corresponding VTBD to compute a maximum VTBD to reach at the end of the time interval according to the monitoring, and dynamically adapting the target feeding rate and the corresponding target feeding profile for a remaining portion of the time interval for reaching the maximum VTBD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ART MEDICAL Ltd.
    Inventors: Lirón Elia, Gavriel J. Iddan
  • Patent number: 11013853
    Abstract: A patient care system includes a control unit capable of coupling with multiple modular medical devices. A modular medical device can be coupled with the control unit, wherein the behavior of the modular medical device automatically adjusts based on the status of being coupled or un-coupled with the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Borges, Donald Halbert
  • Patent number: 11004558
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for providing disease management. In one implementation, a system develops a treatment recommendation for a patient based on patient data. The system may receive patient data, execute a basic model of the physiological system of the patient to generate a modified model for the patient based on the patient data, perform a statistical analysis of the patient data to detect data excursions of the parameter values; use the modified model to determine factors causing the data excursions; and use the model to develop a treatment recommendation to ameliorate negative effects of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Welldoc, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Sysko, Suzanne K. Sysko, James M. Minor, Anand K. Iyer, Andrew V. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10973976
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control device suitable for suggesting control instructions to the patient in order to facilitate the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Debiotech S.A.
    Inventor: Frédéric Neftel
  • Patent number: 10950339
    Abstract: Various techniques for facilitating communication with and across a clinical environment and a cloud environment are described. For example, a method for converting infusion pump messages having one format into standardized dataset messages having another format is described. When a connectivity adapter in the clinical environment detects a new pump protocol, the connectivity adapter may generate a message converter that can convert pump messages into standardized dataset messages. The message converter can be used to convert pump messages into standardized dataset messages. The standardized dataset messages may include information additional data or metadata not included in the pump messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ICU MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Ben Xavier, Dennis Krabbe, Larry Enger
  • Patent number: 10912881
    Abstract: In some examples, an implantable infusion device (100) using a piezoelectric and/or electrostrictive mechanical pumping catheter (10) includes a reservoir (109) configured to retain for a fluid to be dispensed within a patient, at least one piezoelectric and/or electrostrictive mechanical pumping catheter for dispensing the fluid contained within the reservoir, a transceiver, and a processor (103) to regulate control the operation of the piezoelectric and/or electrostrictive mechanical pumping catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Shane Maguire
  • Patent number: 10888655
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure enable a user-wearable infusion pump that may have a limited user interface including no display to be paired with a remote control device that can include a remote consumer electronic device such as a smartphone and/or a dedicated remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Farnan, Zion Greenlee, Geoffrey A. Kruse, Michael Michaud
  • Patent number: 10881298
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metal implant contact detection through capacitive measurements is provided. Capacitive measurement is accomplished with a conductive wire/lead, for example a main needle. The measured capacitance increases as the main needle is moved through the skin and tissues, then jumps when the main needle makes contact with the metal implant, thus proving the metal implant exists as well as detecting the location of the metal implant. The jump in capacitive measurement is detectable because the area of capacitance has increased from the main needle alone to the main needle plus the surface area of the metal implant. The apparatus can include a reference needle for taking reference needle capacitive measurements in the tissues surrounding the metal implant to increase the accuracy during use of the apparatus. A housing is provided for supporting the main and reference needles and supporting or housing apparatus electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Garwood Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Brian R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10874802
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Matthias Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10864317
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to administration of fluid medication, in particular medication and dosing regimen for management of pain, more specifically to an anesthetic and dosing regimen for anesthetic for perioperative pain management and/or for palliative care. The present disclosure relates further to a medication pump and a method for delivering medication using the medication pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S
    Inventors: Kai Lange, Christian Rothe, Frederik Sonnenborg, Arnt Larsen Lund, Søren Falkesgaard Ørts, Claus Reuber
  • Patent number: 10859432
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for emptying bottles containing frozen blood product. The apparatus comprises an automatic unit for checking the weight of emptied bottles. The automatic unit comprises a load detection system for measuring the weight of emptied bottles, an air pressure measuring unit for measuring the pressure in the room in which the emptying apparatus is located, and a measurement compensation unit for correcting the load value on the basis of the room pressure measurement. The weight-checking unit generates a “not empty” signal if the value of the corrected load is greater than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GRIFOLS WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Joan Oriols Gaja, Daniel Fleta Coit, Jose Luis Gomez Flores
  • Patent number: 10849504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metal implant contact detection through capacitive measurements is provided. Capacitive measurement is accomplished with a conductive wire/lead, for example a main needle. The measured capacitance increases as the main needle is moved through the skin and tissues, then jumps when the main needle makes contact with the metal implant, thus proving the metal implant exists as well as detecting the location of the metal implant. The jump in capacitive measurement is detectable because the area of capacitance has increased from the main needle alone to the main needle plus the surface area of the metal implant. The apparatus can include a reference needle for taking reference needle capacitive measurements in the tissues surrounding the metal implant to increase the accuracy during use of the apparatus. A housing is provided for supporting the main and reference needles and supporting or housing apparatus electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Garwood Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Brian R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10850024
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems, devices, and methods for delivering substances such as fluids, solutions, medications, and drugs to patients using infusion devices having a set of advanced features. These advanced features include aspects related to the programming of infusion devices, the configuration of infusion sequences performed by the infusion devices, and the interconnection of multiple infusion devices for interoperation during an infusion having a sequence of infusion steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Justin Joseph Schmidt, Steve Joseph Lindo, Paul John Foryt
  • Patent number: 10842943
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure present systems, methods and devices related to the tracking of drugs injected by injection devices. For example, in some embodiments, a drug dispensing-tracking device for use in combination with a drug-injection device is provided, where the device comprises a sleeve configured to connect with at least one mechanical feature provided on the injection device, a battery, at least one sensor, an electrical circuit for analog or digital short range communication, and a transmission element. In some embodiments, for each injection, the sensor is configured to automatically detect at least one of an auditory signal, movement, and optical signal, and an auditory signal is generated by at least one of the setting of the injection device for dispensing a drug, the dispensing action of the injection device, and the flow of the drug out of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INSULINE MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Ron Nagar, Gabriel Bitton, Moshe Fadlun
  • Patent number: 10818389
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for providing disease management. In one implementation, a system develops a treatment recommendation for a patient based on patient data. The system may receive patient data, execute a basic model of the physiological system of the patient to generate a modified model for the patient based on the patient data, perform a statistical analysis of the patient data to detect data excursions of the parameter values; use the modified model to determine factors causing the data excursions; and use the model to develop a treatment recommendation to ameliorate negative effects of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WellDoc, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Sysko, Suzanne K. Sysko, James M. Minor, Anand K. Iyer, Andrew V. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 10806857
    Abstract: A fluid control device includes a tube insertion portion formed in a casing, a fixing member that fixedly holds, in the tube insertion portion, a tube inserted into the tube insertion portion, a pressing member driven by an actuator to press the tube within the tube insertion portion, and a controller that controls the actuator for the pressing member, wherein the controller controls the pressing member to start pressing on the tube after the fixing member has fixedly hold the tube in the tube insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Hirata, Yoshihide Amagai, Nobuhiro Kondo, Yoshitaka Hane
  • Patent number: 10806858
    Abstract: An anesthesiology pump for automatic delivery and control of anesthetics to a patient provides a remote unit that may be carried by an anesthesiologist to improve supervision of the anesthesiology process without unnecessarily constraining the anesthesiologist's movement. The anesthesiology pump may assess one or both of a status of the anesthesiology procedure and the availability of the anesthesiologist to provide tailored alerts to the anesthesiologist when additional attention or availability may be needed. Availability may consider separation distance between the pump and the radiologist as well as express indications of availability. A set of predefined safe states permit a pump response when the anesthesiologist is not available and additional attention is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Zyno Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Chao Young Lee, Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10799632
    Abstract: A system and method that identifies delayed infusion programs at an infusion pump or with a first computer and an infusion pump. The first computer receives an infusion auto-program from a remote source, transmits the infusion auto-program to the infusion pump, and sends a stale auto-program to the infusion pump. The infusion pump receives a manual infusion program, saves and executes the manual infusion program, and compares the stale auto-program to the manual infusion program to identify potential matches between the stale auto-program and the manual infusion program. The infusion pump evaluates the potential matches and determines if the potential matches are within a predefined tolerance, continues to execute the at least one manual infusion program on the infusion pump if the potential matches are within the predefined tolerance, and remotely saves differences in the manual infusion program and the at stale auto-program in a remote server for later analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ICU MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher E. Kohlbrecher
  • Patent number: 10773026
    Abstract: A data collection device comprises: a first portion having one or more features configured for attaching of the first portion to a dosage knob of an injection device; a second portion rotatably coupled with the first portion, wherein at least part of the second portion is movable axially relative to the first portion; a sensor arrangement configured to detect rotation of the first portion relative to the second portion; and a processor arrangement configured to, based on said detected movement, determine a medicament amount expelled by the injection device, wherein the coupling arrangement is configured to provide a non-permanent coupling between the first portion and the dosage knob of the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deustschland GMBH
    Inventors: Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Christoph Gugl, Marcus-Meinolf Dittrich, Christian Nessel, Stephan Riedel, Armin Koller, Alexander Heinrich, Florian Eberli, Philipp Muller, Sven Zwicker
  • Patent number: 10726222
    Abstract: Various embodiments illustrated herein disclose a latching mechanism that enables engagement of modules on a mobile scanning device. The latching mechanism includes a release switch that translates between a first position and a second position. The release switch is coupled to a latch body that includes a first tongue section and a second tongue section. The first tongue section engages with the mobile scanning device, while the second tongue section engages with an attachment member. When the release switch is moved to a first position, the mobile scanning device is disengaged. When the release switch is moved to the second position, the attachment member is disengaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Lee Oberpriller, Hui Li, Robert Bruffey, Glenn David Aspenns
  • Patent number: 10727635
    Abstract: A current sensing switch for use with a pump that is physically separate from the pump and contains a current sensor for measuring the electrical current flowing to the pump as a method of determining whether the pump is operating in low fluid, dry conditions, or with an impeller that has ceased to rotate. When the current drops below or raises above a predetermined value for a predetermined amount of time, the switch electrically disconnects power to the pump and reconnects it periodically to check whether the state of the pump has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Reza Afshar
  • Patent number: 10712022
    Abstract: The present application relates to a constant pressure switch apparatus and a water heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: A. O. Smith Corporation
    Inventors: Aiguo Wei, Chengjun Zhang, Ziwen Fu
  • Patent number: 10688235
    Abstract: A method of performing a dialysis treatment includes using a pump and a dialysate supply line to transport peritoneal dialysis fluid, the supply line having a proximal end into which peritoneal dialysis fluid is supplied and from which spend dialysate is withdrawn, and a distal end which is connected to a patient's peritoneal access. The method further includes generating proximal and distal pressure signals using pressure detectors located at both the proximal and distal ends, respectively, of said supply line. During a drain cycle in which spent dialysate is pumped from the patient, the method includes, responsively to the proximal and distal pressure signals, detecting a characteristic of a pressure difference between the distal and proximal ends whose magnitude is determined by a predicted change in dialysate properties, and responsively to the characteristic, generating a signal indicating the change in dialysate properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NxStage Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey H. Burbank, James M. Brugger, Dennis M. Treu, Mark T. Wyeth
  • Patent number: 10653835
    Abstract: Systems and methods for integrating a continuous glucose sensor 12, including a receiver 14, a medicament delivery device 16, a controller module, and optionally a single point glucose monitor 18 are provided. Integration may be manual, semi-automated and/or fully automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Dobbles, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Aarthi Mahalingam, James H. Brauker
  • Patent number: 10639423
    Abstract: Provided is a drive unit for an auto-injector having a drive unit housing arranged for docking receipt of a syringe or of a cassette unit comprising a syringe movable from a rest position, in which a needle tip of the syringe is within the drive unit housing to a use position, in which the needle tip protrudes from a needle delivery aperture; and a drive arrangement including one or more electrically powered sources of axial drive; a first drive transfer element for advancing the syringe to said use position; and a second drive transfer element for moving a plunger into the barrel of the syringe to eject liquid contents thereof. The drive unit housing is provided with a skin sensor arrangement having an array of plural skin sensor electrodes located about the needle delivery aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: UCB BIOPHARMA SPRL
    Inventors: Martin John McLoughlin, Michael James David Heald, Cameron Townley Charles, Dylan Sanders Garrett, Kevin Richard Lozeau
  • Patent number: 10639661
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a fluid includes a fixed part to be worn by a user, a fluid connection including a terminal outlet, a needle coupled to the terminal outlet of the fluid connection for dispensing a fluid, and a replaceable part coupled to the fixed part via the fluid connection. The replaceable part includes a reservoir for containing the fluid to be dispensed, and a micro-pump coupled to the reservoir to send the fluid to the fixed part through the fluid connection. An actuator operates the micro-pump. The fixed part includes a pressure-sensor in proximity to the terminal outlet of the fluid connection and is associated with dispensing the fluid from the needle. An electronic control module controls operation of the micro-pump via the pressure-sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Fulvio Vittorio Fontana
  • Patent number: 10638931
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for metal implant contact detection through capacitive measurements is provided. Capacitive measurement is accomplished with a conductive wire/lead, for example a main needle. The measured capacitance as the main needle is moved through the skin and tissues increases, then jumps when the main needle makes contact with the metal implant, thus proving the metal implant exists and the location of the metal implant. The jump in capacitive measurement is detectable because the area of capacitance has gone from the main needle to the main needle plus the surface area of the metal implant surface area. The apparatus may also have a reference needle for taking reference needle capacitive measurements in the tissues surrounding the metal implant to increase the accuracy during use of the apparatus. A housing is provided for supporting the main and reference needles and supporting or housing apparatus electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Garwood Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Brian R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10617839
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a portable oxygen concentrator system. The system includes a case containing a portable oxygen concentrator, a mask, and a button. The case is configured to be worn on a user's back. The mask is configured to deliver oxygen from the portable oxygen concentrator to the user. The button, when activated, is configured to cause the portable oxygen concentrator to deliver an increased flow of oxygen to the user for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Albert A. Lucio
  • Patent number: 10596324
    Abstract: There is provided a portable medical device for injecting insulin comprising a blood glucose meter, a first display that is capable of displaying the blood glucose content of a blood sample as determined by the blood glucose meter, means for injecting insulin in a patient comprising means for setting the amount of insulin to be injected comprising a second display that shows the amount of insulin to be injected characterized in that the device comprises a deactivation means that automatically switches off the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHTER AB
    Inventors: Truls Sjöstedt, Leif Hall
  • Patent number: 10555699
    Abstract: A method for use in detecting and monitoring effects experienced by a subject taking a first drug, drug A, and at least one other substance, substance B, the method comprising: (a) obtaining a plurality of measured values of a physiological characteristic of the subject over a time period; (b) comparing the measured values to a predefined signature, the drug A signature, associated with the first drug, and thereby calculating a measure, Adiff, of the difference between the measured values and the drug A signature; (c) comparing the measured values to a predefined signature, the substance B signature, associated with the at least one other substance, and thereby calculating a measure, Bdiff, of the difference between the measured values and the substance B signature; (d) comparing the measured values to a predefined signature, the DO signature, associated with a desired physiological state of the subject, and thereby calculating a measure, DOdiff, of the difference between the measured values and the DO signat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Kiran Hamilton J. Dellimore, Murtaza Bulut, Ronaldus Maria Aarts
  • Patent number: 10546114
    Abstract: A method of authorizing a limited use intravascular device can include determining if the intravascular device is in communication with a clinical system; determining if the intravascular device is authorized for clinical operation without providing the clinical system access to intravascular device data stored on the intravascular device; and providing an authorization signal to the clinical system. An intravascular device can include a flexible elongate member including a sensing component at a distal portion and a connector at a proximal portion, the connector including: a memory component configured to store a parameter value; a processing component; and a charge storage component configured to power the memory component and/or the processing component; wherein the processing component is configured to determine if the flexible elongate member is authorized for clinical operation using the parameter value without providing the parameter value to a clinical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Kennedy, David Sprague, Jason Y. Sproul, Andreas Johansson, Francis Harrington, Derek Bruce Eldridge, Todd Bitner
  • Patent number: 10539078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a fluid based engineering system are disclosed. The systems and methods may include a model processor configured to generate a model output, the model processor including a set state module for setting dynamic states of the model processor, the dynamic states input to an open loop model based on a model operating mode. The model processor may further include an estimate state module configured to determine an estimated state of the model based on at least one of a prior state, current state derivatives, solver state errors, and synthesized parameters, the estimate state module using online linearization and gain calculation to determine estimator gain for determining the estimated state of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Boris Karpman, Richard P. Meisner, Manuj Dhingra
  • Patent number: 10502649
    Abstract: Testing apparatus and method for testing compressed gas dispensing stations where a back pressure regulator is used to imitate filling of receiving vessels without the need for receiving vessels. A mass flow sensor measures the mass of compressed gas dispensed to the testing apparatus, and a controller calculates the pressure for the back pressure regulator to imitate filling of a receiving vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Perry Cohen
  • Patent number: 10342915
    Abstract: A sensor pad kit includes a sensor pad (701) which is flexible, and one surface of which is adhesive, having a sensor holding portion (702a) to which a sensor device (550) is to be attached, and at least two extended portions (718) extending toward an outer side from the sensor holding portion (702a) in a plan view, a fixing member (775) which fixes the sensor device to the sensor holding portion, and a peelable film (771) which is stuck to an adhesive surface of the sensor pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yumiko Fukikoshi, Shigeru Nemoto
  • Patent number: 10299903
    Abstract: Described herein is a dispenser for dispensing fluid that, integrated into one hand piece, comprises a variable volume chamber with a plunger disposed within the chamber and a chamber inlet and outlet. The inlet and outlet communicate directly with a common chamber volume and the plunger translates in a linear direction relative to the chamber along a common longitudinal axis to expel fluid from the chamber (expel stroke) and/or draw fluid into the chamber (drawing stroke). The plunger is linked to a controller, a power source and a motor that drives translation movement of the plunger. The dispenser described herein offers a variety of advantages over the art including accurate dosing without the user having the manually regulate the dose amount—the amount to be dosed is related to the volume of fluid in the chamber which can be pre-set or varied automatically using sensors and controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Te Pari Products Limited
    Inventors: Paul Fleming Buckley, Malcolm Lynd
  • Patent number: 10293099
    Abstract: A pump with a controller for adjusting head pressure using a pressure boost is provided. The pressure boost may be dynamically adjusted during a surgical procedure based on the device being used and inflow and/or outflow settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Brady L. Woolford
  • Patent number: 10286143
    Abstract: A pump is disclosed that comprises a primary control unit comprising a first processor and one or more modular pumping units removably docked to the primary control unit. Each modular pumping unit comprises a pumping mechanism and a second processor configured to control the pumping mechanism and communicate with the first processor. The modular pumping unit is configured to manipulate a portion of a fluid delivery set to pump a fluid. The first processor and the second processor are configured to exchange one or more operating parameters when the modular pumping unit is docked to the primary control unit. The modular pumping unit is configured to pump the fluid after being undocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Barnes
  • Patent number: 10279105
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for delivery of medicaments such as insulin disclosed herein can increase the effectiveness of therapy by adjusting medicament delivery parameters to account for the loss of medicament absorption upon delivering medicament at a new insertion site. When a needle is inserted at a new site on a patient's body for delivery of medicament to that patient, a natural inflammatory response by the body to insertion of the needle causes the body to resist absorption of the delivered medicament. However, this medicament resistance decreases over time. Embodiments of the invention therefore adjust medicament delivery to deliver less medicament as time passes after an infusion set change causes medicament to be delivered at a new insertion site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Rosinko