Sensor Controls Pump, Motor, Or Pressure Driven Means Patents (Class 604/67)
  • Patent number: 11904121
    Abstract: A negative pressure therapy system is provided for inducing negative pressure in a portion of a urinary tract of a patient, the system including: (a) at least one ureteral catheter configured to be positioned within a ureter and/or kidney of a patient; (b) one or more sensor(s) configured to determine information about urine produced within a urinary tract of the patient; and (c) a controller configured to increase urine production of the patient by adjusting one or more operating parameters of a negative pressure source for inducing negative pressure through the at least one ureteral catheter into the urinary tract of the patient, based at least in part upon the information determined by the one or more sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Roivios Limited
    Inventors: John R. Erbey, II, Jacob L. Upperco, Michael Alan Fisher, Patrick William Strane, Lance Michael Black
  • Patent number: 11904139
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for closed-loop control in steady-state conditions includes determining, based on data including historical bolus information but excluding historical basal information, an amount of unmetabolized therapeutic substance in a patient; determining, based on a difference between a most recent measurement of a physiological condition of the patient and a target value for the physiological condition, a first amount or rate of a basal dosage for delivery to the patient; adjusting, based on the amount of unmetabolized therapeutic substance, the first amount or rate of the basal dosage to determine a second amount or rate of the basal dosage; and causing delivery of the second amount or rate of the basal dosage based on communicating the second amount or rate in a delivery command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, Louis J. Lintereur, Anirban Roy, Neha J. Parikh, Di Wu, Patrick E. Weydt, David Dunleavy, Ali Dianaty
  • Patent number: 11896755
    Abstract: A chest drainage system including a collection device configured to receive fluid from the pleural cavity of a patient. A sensor is included to detect a pressure differential in the fluid. A display is configured to display a trend in occurrences of changes in pressure of the fluid over time in predetermined time increments based on a number of detections of pressure differentials that exceed a predetermined pressure differential during each of the predetermined time increments. The trend is correlative to the percentage of time that the patient is deemed to have an air leak in the pleural cavity in the predetermined time increments. The trend is derived from a ratio of the quantity of respiratory cycles of the patient for which the predetermined pressure differential is detected (QRCleak) in the predetermined time increments to the total quantity of respiratory cycles of the patient in respective predetermined time increments (QRCtotal).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: ATRIUM MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: James Croteau, Theodore Karwoski, Joanne Krawczyk, Marc Larochelle, Patrick Lee, Nicholas Want
  • Patent number: 11883620
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to an implantable device comprising a casing, a semi-permeable membrane plug at or near a first end of the casing, a piston, beads, and an opening for release of the beads from the implantable device within a body of a human or an animal; wherein the implantable device is configured to be implanted within the body of the human or the animal during delivery of the beads into the body of the human or the animal; wherein the beads comprise a core and a shell with the core being enclosed by the shell and the beads contain a drug; and wherein the implantable device is configured to produce a desired flow rate of elution of the drug from the implantable device when the implantable device is implanted within the body of the human or the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Neil S. Davey
  • Patent number: 11878143
    Abstract: An infusion system having an integrated inserter and infusion set (10) for containing and placing a flexible catheter (40), and a retractable introducer needle (26), wherein the catheter (40) is isolated from movement after placement. The integrated inserter and infusion set (10) includes a hub (20), having a user push button (30) to activate the device for catheter (40) placement. An adhesive liner (34) can be provided to cover an adhesive layer (36), such as pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA), on the bottom of the device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Victor Politis, Gary Searle, Mark Guarraia, Joseph Gordon, Dave Zitnick, Sharon Mulligan, Ralph Sonderegger, Thomas Kluck, Joshua D Horvath, Charles G. Hwang
  • Patent number: 11857314
    Abstract: A method of managing insulin includes receiving blood glucose measurements on a computing device from a glucometer. The blood glucose measurements are separated by a time interval. The method includes determining, by the computing device, an insulin dose rate based on the blood glucose measurements and determining a blood glucose drop rate based on the blood glucose measurements and the time interval. The method also includes determining a blood glucose percentage drop based on the blood glucose measurements. The method includes decreasing the time interval between blood glucose measurements by the glucometer when the blood glucose drop rate is greater than a threshold drop rate, and decreasing the time interval between blood glucose measurements by the glucometer when the blood glucose percentage drop is greater than a threshold percentage drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Aseko, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Booth, Harry Hebblewhite
  • Patent number: 11862317
    Abstract: A medical remote controller device is disclosed. The device includes a display and at least one input switch dedicated to bolus delivery wherein a bolus delivery is programmed when the input switch receives an input and wherein the number of inputs received by the input switch determines the amount of bolus to be delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Marc A. Mandro, Geoffrey P. Spencer, Robert J. Bryant, Patricia M. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 11850394
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver a fluid, a wireless communication port, a controller, and a housing to enclose the apparatus. The controller is configured to communicate with a second device via the communication port using an open standard wireless communication protocol. The housing includes a mechanical coupling to slidably engage the second device which includes a second wireless communication port. Slidably engaging the second device positions the first and second communication ports opposite each other to allow communication via the first and second communication ports when slidably engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Blomquist, Timothy Bresina, William Van Dyke, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael Welsch
  • Patent number: 11839744
    Abstract: Techniques related to automatically generating a super bolus may include determining an amount of an augmented meal bolus to be delivered to a patient for regulating the patient's glycemic response to a meal. The amount of the augmented meal bolus may exceed a sufficient amount for counteracting a glucose level increase caused by the meal. In some embodiments, the techniques may further include determining a duration of a postprandial reduction period during which basal dosage deliveries to the patient are to be reduced. In some other embodiments, the techniques may further include delivering the augmented meal bolus to the patient prior to determining whether or not to cause reduction of basal dosage deliveries. More specifically, a glucose level of the patient may be obtained after delivery of the augmented meal bolus, and the obtained glucose level may be used to determine whether to reduce basal dosage deliveries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Benyamin Grosman, Louis J. Lintereur, Anirban Roy, Neha J. Parikh, Di Wu, Patrick E. Weydt, David Dunleavy, Ali Dianaty
  • Patent number: 11837078
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device for attachment to a person's body includes a housing having a wall and a vibrator coupler. A convex outer surface of the vibrator coupler projects from the wall towards the outside of the housing. The vibrator coupler is coupled to the wall via a connector arranged along the circumference of the vibrator coupler. A vibrator mechanically vibrates upon activation. The vibrator is arranged at least partially inside a volume defined by the vibrator coupler and is mounted to the vibrator coupler. A skin attachment device is also disclosed. It has a substantially planar body having a skin attachment side and an opposing medical device mounting side. The skin attachment side includes a skin attachment structure for releasably attaching the skin attachment device to a person's skin and the medical device mounting side includes a medical device mount for releasably engaging with the ambulatory medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Steffan Wuerzburger, Hans List
  • Patent number: 11821416
    Abstract: Peristaltic pumps are described herein. In certain embodiments, a peristaltic pump includes a plunger and a feeler pin. The plunger is movable to selectively engage a pumping volume of a tubing segment to expand the pumping volume to draw fluid flow into the pumping volume and to contract the pumping volume to conduct fluid flow from the pumping volume. The feeler pin extends through the plunger and movable to maintain contact with the tubing segment, wherein the feeler pin is movable in response to a height of the pumping volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Cai, Lun Zhang, Derek Alan Carroll, Siddarth Shevgoor
  • Patent number: 11810653
    Abstract: A medical error reduction system may include a medical error reduction software for use in creating and revising at least one drug library. The software configured to provide one of a plurality of sets of privileges to each of a plurality of sets of users. Each of the plurality of sets of privileges arranged to allocate a degree of software functionality to one of the plurality of sets of users. The degree of software functionality configured to define the ability of a user to alter the at least one drug library. The medical error reduction system may include at least one server. The medical error reduction system may include at least one editor computer each of the at least one editor computer comprising a processor in communication with a display. The at least one editor computer and at least one server may be configured to communicate via a network in a client-server based model. Each of the at least one drug library may be for use in at least one medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John J. Biasi, Richard M. Newman, Eric L. Pribyl, John M. Kerwin, Rahul Gupta
  • Patent number: 11775126
    Abstract: A medical pump for conveying a medical liquid has a pump housing and a front lid hingedly arranged at the pump housing. The medical pump also has a lid housing and an operating element integrated in the lid housing. The operating element features a resistive touch element and a separate display element arranged at a parallel distance to the touch element. The touch element and the display element jointly form a touch screen, and are fastened at respectively opposing sides of the lid housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: B. Braun Melsungen AG
    Inventors: Jan Schwarz, Christoph Erlen, Stephan Hoevel, Norbert Koop, Jan Sokoll, Stefan Espenhahn, Joachim Schuetz, Yvonne Fischbach, Gerhard Schoeffel
  • Patent number: 11744779
    Abstract: A system for monitoring infant feeding habit includes a nipple having an embedded pressure sensing passage and pressure sensing opening. The pressure sensing opening is proximate the nipple feeding opening. The pressure sensing passage allows monitoring of change in pressure of infant sucks and swallows throughout feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: NUBORN MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Katlyn McGrattan, Kyle Dahlstrom, John Lindsay
  • Patent number: 11737917
    Abstract: An eye drop bottle storage unit for eye drop administration compliance includes a memory, a processor, and one or a plurality of eye drop bottle pods, where each eye drop bottle pod of the one or said plurality of eye drop bottle pods is configured to hold an eye drop bottle, and comprises one or a plurality of sensors. The memory is configured to store data of an eye drop administration regime of a subject. The processor is configured to receive signals from the one or said plurality of sensors of each eye drop bottle pod, and to determine from the received signals whether the subject administered eye drops into eyes of the subject from each eye drop bottle respectively held in each eye drop bottle pod of the one or said plurality of eye drop bottle pods in accordance with the eye drop administration regime data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignees: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
    Inventors: Victor Teck Chang Koh, Muhammad Azri Bin Razali, Teri Danielle You Ying Yeoh, Min Li Tey, Hui Chen Charmaine Chai, Yien Lai
  • Patent number: 11705234
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed. The medical device includes an RFID reader for receiving information from at least one RFID transponder. The medical device also includes a memory for storing a database and at least one processor for processing information. Also, a remote controller for a medical device is disclosed. The remote controller includes an information receiver for receiving information related to food. The infusion device also includes a memory for storing a database and at least one processor for processing information. A method for use in a medical device is also disclosed. The method includes receiving information from an RFID transponder related to food. Also, the processing the information by comparing the information to a database is included in the method. The method also includes determining the acceptability of the food and providing information related to acceptability to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Dean Kamen
  • Patent number: 11684724
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and an auto-injector for administering a medicament. The auto injector comprising: a housing; a cartridge receiver configured to receive a cartridge comprising a first stopper; a drive module coupled to move a plunger rod between a retracted plunger rod position and an extended plunger rod position, the plunger rod being configured to move the first stopper; a resistance sensor configured to provide a resistance signal indicative of resistance against movement of the plunger rod; and a processing unit coupled to the drive module and to the resistance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Ascendis Pharma A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Egesborg, Steen Jensen, Martin Nørgaard Larsen, Johnny Elkjær, Bjørn Knud Andersen
  • Patent number: 11660395
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for setting and dispensing of a dose of a medicament is presented comprising a housing to accommodate a cartridge filled with the medicament, an electrically operated drive mechanism to be operably engaged with the cartridge to expel a predefined dose of the medicament from the cartridge, and at least one dose element displaceably arranged relative to the housing to set and/or to dispense the dose of the medicament, wherein the dose element and the drive mechanism are mechanically decoupled from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Alex John Baker, James Andrew Holt, Timothy Lewis Sharpe
  • Patent number: 11642457
    Abstract: An injector is configured to receive therein a cartridge containing a substance to be dispensed. The injector includes an injector housing and an injector door movably mounted to the injector housing between a fully closed position and a fully open position. The injector door is initially locked in an at least partially closed position preventing insertion of the cartridge into the injector. The injector further includes a controller configured to conduct an initial self-test on operability of at least one component of the injector. The self-test has a single pass or fail outcome, wherein the injector door is unlocked and enabled to be moved into the fully open position, to enable insertion of the cartridge into the injector, solely upon achievement of the self-test pass outcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gil Yigal, Yossi Bar-El
  • Patent number: 11631486
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optimizing short acting insulin medicament dosage timing relative to a meal event for a subject. Glucose measurements of the subject over a time course and the timing of the measurements are obtained. Meal events in the time course and information regarding when dosages were injected into the subject relative to the meal events is obtained. Bins, each for a different time range for when a dosage is injected relative to a meal event, are constructed. Each bin is assigned glucose measurements in one or more periods within the time course in which the subject injected the dosage within the time range associated with the bin. A glycaemic risk measure is determined for each bin with the assigned measurements and used to identify an optimal relative time range for the subject. This is communicated to a health care practitioner or to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Tinna Bjoerk Aradottir, Henrik Bengtsson, Pete Brockmeier, Jonas Kildegaard Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11627912
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for delivering fluid therapy to a patient are disclosed herein. An exemplary method can comprise obtaining a urine output rate from a patient; causing a diuretic to be provided to the patient at a dosage rate, wherein the dosage rate is increased over a period of time such that the urine output rate increases to be above a predetermined threshold within the period of time; and causing a hydration fluid to be provided to the patient at a hydration rate. The hydration rate can be set based on the urine output rate to drive net fluid loss from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Reprieve Cardiovascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Howard R. Levin, Jim Dillon, Andrew Halpert, Jeffrey Testani
  • Patent number: 11627900
    Abstract: Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement system includes a vascular access device, a sensor and sensor electronics, the system being configured for insertion into communication with a host's circulatory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter C Simpson, Ying Li, Apurv U Kamath, Richard Yang
  • Patent number: 11621073
    Abstract: A method of providing treatment for a medical condition includes storing a plurality of closed loop control algorithms in memory accessible by the control unit and receiving. A control unit receives analyte data from an analyte sensor in communication with the control unit. The control unit controls a medication delivery device in accordance with the first closed loop control algorithm based on the analyte data. The control unit causes the medication delivery device to be controlled in accordance with the second closed loop control algorithm instead of the first closed loop control algorithm, and controlling the medication delivery device in accordance with the second closed loop control algorithm. The control unit is configured to transmit one or more closed loop control operations to control the medication delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Barry Taub, Daniel Milfred Bernstein, Gary Alan Hayter, Mark Kent Sloan, Glenn Howard Berman, Saeed Nekoomaram
  • Patent number: 11607492
    Abstract: A portable insulin pump can integrate and display data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) to allow a user to more readily determine whether any interaction with the pump is necessary. Data from the CGM can automatically be transmitted to the pump and can be displayed for user analysis or automatically analyzed to present recommendations to the user based on combined data from the CGM and the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rosinko, Sean Saint, Jason Farnan, Shaun Buchanan
  • Patent number: 11607486
    Abstract: The invention concerns an injector device (100), comprising access means (110, 115) configured to selectively allow and prevent a cartridge (120) storing a pharmaceutical product (122) from being removed from the injector device (100), a self-test unit (130) configured to cause a self-test of at least one of an electronic component and an electronic assembly of the injector device (100), and a control unit (140) configured to control the access means (110, 115) to allow the cartridge (120) to be removed from the injector device (100) in case the self-test has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventors: Alain Schmidlin, Mario Iobbi, Erich Studer, Andrew Bryant, Chinmay Deodhar, Rajan Patel
  • Patent number: 11607493
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques to establish initial settings for an automatic insulin delivery device. An adjusted total daily insulin (TDI) factor usable to calculate a TDI dosage may be determined. The adjusted TDI factor may be a TDI per unit of a physical characteristic of the user (e.g., weight) times a reduction factor. The adjusted TDI factor may be compared to a maximum algorithm delivery threshold. Based on the comparison result, the application or algorithm may set a TDI dosage and output a control signal. Blood glucose measurement values may be collected from a sensor over a period of time. A level of glycated hemoglobin of the blood may be determined based on the obtained blood glucose measurement values. In response to the level of glycated hemoglobin, the set TDI dosage may be modified. A subsequent control signal including the modified TDI dosage may be output to actuate delivery of insulin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: INSULET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joon Bok Lee, Mengdi Li, Jason O'Connor, Yibin Zheng
  • Patent number: 11607505
    Abstract: An on-body drug delivery device having a housing and a cartridge removably attachable to the housing. The cartridge comprises: a drug chamber, a piston received in the drug chamber movable from a first, initial position to a second position, an actuation device for moving the piston from the first position to the second position, and at least one breakable sterility sensor circuit formed by attachment of the cartridge to the housing, the circuit being closed when the cartridge is properly attached to the housing and broken if the cartridge is not properly attached to the housing or removed from the housing after being attached thereto, and/or the circuit being broken if the piston is not in the initial position when the cartridge is first attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Sharon D. West
  • Patent number: 11596731
    Abstract: A device for infusing liquid medicaments such as insulin includes an infusion pump. The device can modify a medicament delivery protocol stored in memory to delivery an alternative medicament delivery protocol with the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Saint
  • Patent number: 11594314
    Abstract: Blood glucose control systems are disclosed. A blood glucose control system can receive a glucose level signal from a glucose sensor operatively coupled to a subject. The system can decode encoded data of the glucose level signal to obtain the glucose level of the subject and the indication of the glucose trend. The system can automatically calculate the dose control signal using a control algorithm configured to calculate regular correction boluses of glucose control agent in response to at least the glucose level of the subject. The system can select a dose control signal encoding profile from a plurality of dose control signal encoding profiles and, based on the dose control signal encoding profile, encode the dose control signal such that the pump controller can read the dose control signal. The system can transmit an encoded dose control signal to the pump controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Beta Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Rosinko, Himanshu Patel, Edward R. Damiano, Firas H. El-Khatib
  • Patent number: 11587661
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring accurate, real-time medicament device events, performing analytics on that data, and providing notifications are described. In various embodiments, an application server receives controller medication events, analyzes the events, associated event times, and controller medication dosage plans to characterize event times and send notifications for future doses. The controller medication dosage plan may specify a dose time for a planned dose, a narrow time window comprising the dose time, and an expanded time window comprising the narrow time window and longer in duration than the narrow time window, and the events may be characterized based on their time relative to the dose time, the time windows, and other events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Reciprocal Labs Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hogg, Gregory F. Tracy, John David Van Sickle, Dmitry Stupakov, Ki Hong Han, Mike Lohmeier, John Kalmi, Leah Morrell, Charles Clayton Donaldson
  • Patent number: 11580918
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, an apparatus comprising a pump configured to deliver insulin, a processor, and a user interface including a bistable display. A display element of the bistable display is placed in one of two stable orientations upon application of a biasing voltage and stays in the stable orientation when the biasing voltage is removed. The processor includes a display module configured to display a non-blank reversion display screen on the bistable display when no input is received at the user interface after a specified time duration, and to recurrently change the reversion display screen until input is received at the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Blomquist, Timothy B. Bresina, Gail Beth Bynum, Michael D. Welsch
  • Patent number: 11574735
    Abstract: A delivery device includes a circuit for receiving an authentication signal. The delivery device contains a substance encapsulated therein. The delivery device determines whether a user is authenticated based upon the authentication signal and an identifier stored within the delivery device. The delivery device heats, responsive to determining that the user is not authenticated within a predetermined time period after the delivery device being ingested by the user, the substance encapsulated within the delivery device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Kyndryl, Inc.
    Inventors: Ira L. Allen, Gregory J. Boss, Lawrence A. Clevenger, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11565056
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting a limit of use of a medical device is disclosed. The method includes starting a timer of a medical device when said medical device is used for the first time, detecting the limit of use of the medical device and indicating the limit of use of the medical device. The limit of use is reached when at least one of a first criterion and a second criterion is met, wherein the first criterion is that the timer reaches or exceeds a time limit and wherein the second criterion is that at least one operation of a drive train of said medical device reaches or exceeds a limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ilona Eggert, Michael Caspers, Richard James Vincent Avery, Shane Alistair Day
  • Patent number: 11559594
    Abstract: A solid-state lamp includes a first plurality of solid-state emitters that emit light at visible wavelengths and a second plurality of solid-state emitters that emit light at a safe ultraviolet wavelength, wherein the second plurality of solid-state emitters emit light at least when the first plurality of solid-state emitters emit light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Ali Shambayati, Fatemeh Abnoosi
  • Patent number: 11554212
    Abstract: A medical device is disclosed, which includes: an operation reception unit; a position acquisition unit capable of acquiring position information of a detection target that is in contact with or proximity to the operation reception unit, the position information being based on a position on the operation reception unit; and a control unit that identifies an operation input by the detection target based on a change in the acquired position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Ogahara
  • Patent number: 11547806
    Abstract: A data collection device comprising an attachment assembly for attaching the data collection device to a dose setting dial of a medicament administration device, a light source configured to illuminate a portion of a surface of an internal component of the medicament administration device including a pattern of relatively reflective and non-reflecting regions formed on the surface of the internal component, and an optical sensor configured to receive light reflected by at least the relatively reflective regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Rehbein, Sven Hagebusch, Chris Knorr, Maurice Toporek, Matthias Felber, Alexander Heinrich
  • Patent number: 11547808
    Abstract: An injector (10) for injecting a medicament into a patient. The injector includes a container (18) defining a first chamber (22), which contains a fluid therein, and a second chamber (23). The injector also includes an injection conduit (126) configured for directing the fluid fired from the container into the patient. A transfer mechanism is operable by a user to transfer the fluid from the first chamber to the second chamber in a first stage of operation, and a firing mechanism is operable by the user for firing the fluid from the second chamber through the injection conduit in a second stage of operation. An energy source (62) is in powering association with the firing mechanism to drive firing mechanism in the first and second stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Antares Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kramer, Peter L. Sadowski
  • Patent number: 11534547
    Abstract: Systems and methods for drug delivery with pressure sensitive control are disclosed. A drug delivery system may include a reservoir filled or fillable with a drug, a drug delivery device coupled to the reservoir to deliver the drug from the reservoir to a patient, a pressure sensor, an output device, and a controller. The controller may be configured to determine if the drug delivery device has completed delivering a dose of the drug to the patient, and if delivery of the dose of the drug is complete, to measure tissue back pressure using the pressure sensor. Subsequently, the controller may be configured to determine if the tissue back pressure is below a first predetermined value, and if so, control the output device at least once and/or control a mechanism to retract an administration member from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Eduardo Groszmann, Scott Robert Gibson
  • Patent number: 11529454
    Abstract: One implementation of the present disclosure is a method for dynamically controlling an alarm of a negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device, according to some embodiments. In some embodiments, the method includes initiating NPWT, comparing an initial pump duty to a threshold value to determine a dressing application quality, monitoring a leakage rate of the NPWT, setting a leak threshold value based on the dressing application quality, determining leakage event occurrences in response to the leakage rate exceeding the leak threshold value at multiple times, adjusting the leak threshold value based on at least one of a number of the leakage events over the time period, a time duration between sequentially occurring leakage events of the leakage events, and the dressing application quality, and causing a user interface device to display a leak alert in response to the leakage rate exceeding the adjusted leak threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: James Seddon, Benjamin A. Pratt
  • Patent number: 11524107
    Abstract: A system for electronic patient care includes a hub. The hub is configured to monitor a patient-care device. The sandbox may be configured to control access to at least one of a hardware resource and a software resource. The hub is further configured to identify the patient-care device and execute an application to monitor the patient-care device. The hub executes the application within the sandbox component such that the application accesses the at least one of the hardware resource and the software resource through the sandbox component. The hub may be further configured to control the patient-care device. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and download the application from a server associated with the identification. The hub may be further configured to receive an identification from the patient-care device and update the application from a server associated with the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John J. Biasi, Jacob W. Scarpaci, John M. Kerwin, James G. Turner, Todd A. Ballantyne
  • Patent number: 11511099
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for detecting mating of a cap with a fluid delivery device having a housing, a receptacle, and a sensor. The housing is configured to carry an insulin delivery device having a reservoir of the fluid. The receptacle is provided by the housing having a coupling with a locking recess configured to receive a cap with a sprung locking arm. The pressure sensor is carried by the receptacle proximate the coupling and configured to detect engagement force of the sprung locking arm with the receptacle when mated with the housing. A method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Amith Wijesuriya, Thomas P. Miller
  • Patent number: 11497850
    Abstract: A medical device includes a first housing portion (FHP) and a second housing portion (SHP) configured to be to be movable relative to each other from a first position to operatively engage at a second position to couple at least one of a drive device and a needle-inserting device supported by one of the FHP and the SHP to a reservoir supported by the other of the FHP and the SHP. Electronic circuitry configured to detect at least one of a first magnetic interaction between a magnet and at least one of a first magnetically attractive material and a first magnet-responsive device and a second magnetic interaction between the magnet and at least one of a second magnetically attractive material and a second magnet-responsive device, and to provide a signal or a change in state in response to detecting at least one of the interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Ian B. Hanson, Paul F. Bente, IV
  • Patent number: 11464906
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an infusion pump system may be configured to allow the user to communicate with the infusion pump system using voice or image input. Optionally, particular embodiments can interpret the voice or image input using speech or image recognition capabilities. By incorporating speech or image recognition equipment within the infusion pump system, user interactions with the pump system can be enhanced and simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Estes
  • Patent number: 11458246
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for monitoring performance of an ambulatory infusion pump. An ambulatory infusion pump can include a reservoir configured to contain a medicament including a plunger at a proximal end of the reservoir and an outlet port at a distal end of the reservoir. A motor can be configured to cause linear motion of a pushrod to contact and move the plunger to cause medicament to flow from the reservoir out of the outlet port to a patient. An optical encoder can be employed to monitor a linear position of the pushrod. In addition, the optical encoder can be employed to monitor additional system conditions and/or a secondary encoder can be employed to monitor the performance of the optical encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Seitz, Michael Michaud, Philip Sven Lamb, Justin Brown, Geoffrey A. Kruse
  • Patent number: 11446431
    Abstract: A peristaltic infusion pump system has a convex platen surface opposite a linear peristaltic pumping mechanism. The convex platen surface may be part of a cassette of an administration set removably loadable in an infusion pump, or the convex platen surface may be a feature of the pump itself. Pumping efficiency is improved without giving up the ability to have independently controlled compensating fingers. The convex platen surface may have a trapezoidal profile, a curved profile, or a hybrid profile having upstream and downstream inclined portions connected by an intermediate curved portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ZEVEX, INC.
    Inventors: Azur Azapagic, Kent F. Beck, J. Ryan Stanfield
  • Patent number: 11439753
    Abstract: An apparatus for regulating the concentration of glucose in the blood of a person includes: at least one glucose sensor that is arranged to measure the glucose concentration of the person, for example in the interstitial fluid or blood; a pump for selectively introducing at least one substance influencing the blood glucose levels into the body of the person, for instance by at least one cannula or catheter to be inserted into the body of said person, and a control for controlling said at least one substance influencing the blood glucose levels to be introduced to the person based on data received from said glucose sensor. Said apparatus includes at least one further sensor that is arranged to monitor a further characteristic of the person. The at least one further sensor may include an accelerometer, a heart rate sensor, a temperature sensor, a pH sensor, a ketone sensor, a GPS receiver, and/or a skin resistance sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Inreda Diabetic B.V.
    Inventors: Robin Koops, Gijs Benno Westen
  • Patent number: 11433182
    Abstract: A drug delivery device comprises first and second liquid drug reservoirs and first and second outlet ports. A drive is configured for expelling a first liquid drug from the first reservoir to the first outlet port and for expelling a second liquid drug from the second reservoir to the second outlet port. A memory is provided that contains a drug dosing scheme specifying a desired liquid drug type, and at least one sensor is provided that detects information concerning the type of liquid drug contained in the first and/or second reservoir. A processor receives the information from the at least one sensor and thereby determines the type of liquid drug retained in the first reservoir and/or the second reservoir, and uses the drug dosing scheme and the determined type of liquid drug to operate the drive. Associated devices this disclosure and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Deck, Hans List
  • Patent number: 11430558
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for peer exchange of data between injection systems. A first injection system may store a plurality of injection control data sets, determine a first subset of the plurality of injection control data sets according to which the first injection system is configured to control delivery of fluid to a patient, provide the first subset of the plurality of injection control data sets for selection of an injection control data set for use in delivering fluid to the patient with the first injection system, and transmit the plurality of injection control data sets to at least one second injection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: John Volkar, Corey Kemper, Srikanth Mruthik, Michael Oklejewski
  • Patent number: 11426567
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to an implantable device comprising a casing, a semi-permeable membrane plug at or near a first end of the casing, a piston, beads, and an opening for release of the beads from the implantable device within a body of a human or an animal; wherein the implantable device is configured to be implanted within the body of the human or the animal during delivery of the beads into the body of the human or the animal; wherein the beads comprise a core and a shell with the core being enclosed by the shell and the beads contain a drug; and wherein the implantable device is configured to produce a desired flow rate of elution of the drug from the implantable device when the implantable device is implanted within the body of the human or the animal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Neil S. Davey
  • Patent number: 11415095
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a nozzle portion for injecting fuel, a fuel inlet port, a fuel supply main passage for supplying the fuel from the fuel inlet port to the nozzle portion, a pressure sensor for detecting fuel pressure in the fuel supply main passage, and a fuel introduce passage for supplying the fuel from the fuel supply main passage to the pressure sensor. The fuel supply main passage includes a first fuel supply passage extending in a first direction from the fuel inlet port to the pressure sensor and a second fuel supply passage extending in a second direction from the pressure sensor to the nozzle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Kondou, Tomonori Kamiya, Yoshinori Okuno