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John J Shin, Kris R Holtzclaw, Nandita D Dangui, Sami Kanderian Jr, John J Mastrototaro, Peter I Hong: Real time self-adjusting calibration algorithm. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, May 17, 2005: US06895263 (815 worldwide citation)

A method of calibrating glucose monitor data includes collecting the glucose monitor data over a period of time at predetermined intervals. It also includes obtaining at least two reference glucose values from a reference source that temporally correspond with the glucose monitor data obtained at th ...


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K Collin McIvor, James L Cabernoch, Kevin D Branch, Nannette M Van Antwerp, Edgardo C Halili, John J Mastrototaro: Glucose sensor package system. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, May 10, 2005: US06892085 (753 worldwide citation)

A glucose sensor package system that includes a glucose sensor and a protective package that indicates exposure to temperature changes to indicate proper temperature control. Also covered are methods of transporting and sterilizing the package. In addition, glucose sensors directed to various sizing ...


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Mads C Sabra: Atraumatic insertion of a subcutaneous device. Novo Nordisk, Marc A Began Esq, Reza Green Esq, Richard W Bosk Esq, August 30, 2005: US06936006 (631 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a concept for placing a subcutaneous device such as a sensor at a selected site within the body of a patient, e.g. to obtain blood glucose readings. In a first aspect, an insertion needle comprises an oblong needle body and a distal end portion, the distal end portion having ...


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James H Silver: Implantable sensor. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 17, 2005: US06895265 (603 worldwide citation)

A sensor is disclosed, for implantation within a blood vessel to monitor an analyte in blood. In one embodiment, the analyte is glucose. A signal indicative of glucose level is transmitted to an external receiver. The signal may also be used to drive an internal or externally worn insulin pump. Meth ...


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Fei Mao, Hyun Cho: Biosensor membranes composed of polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogens. TheraSense, Parsons Hsue & de Runtz, August 23, 2005: US06932894 (602 worldwide citation)

Novel membranes comprising various polymers containing heterocyclic nitrogen groups are described. These membranes are usefully employed in electrochemical sensors, such as amperometric biosensors. More particularly, these membranes effectively regulate a flux of analyte to a measurement electrode i ...


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Alfred E Mann, James D Causey III, Alan Haubach, Luis J Malave, John Livingston, Cliff Hague, Chad Srisathapat, Jay Yonemoto, Deborah Ruppert, Dennis P Bishop, Adrian Gut, Bob Murtfeldt: External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities. Medtronic MiniMed, Medtronic MiniMed, March 29, 2005: US06872200 (554 worldwide citation)

An infusion system for infusing a liquid into a body includes an external infusion device and a remote commander. The external infusion device includes a housing, a receiver, a processor and an indication device. The receiver is coupled to the housing and for receiving remotely generated commands. T ...


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Massi E Kiani, Ammar Al Ali, Ronald Coverston, Gene Mason, Fred Robertson: Physiological sensor combination. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 23, 2005: US06934570 (513 worldwide citation)

A physiological sensor combination has a flexible substrate configured to attach to a tissue site. Multiple sensors are disposed on the substrate, which generate physiological signals. Each of the signals is responsive to a different physiological parameter. Conductors are carried on the substrate a ...


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Ammar Al Ali: Isolation and communication element for a resposable pulse oximetry sensor. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, September 27, 2005: US06950687 (504 worldwide citation)

A sensor has a connector adapted to electrically communicate with a physiological measurement instrument. A breakable conductor incorporated by the sensor transitions from a continuity state to a discontinuity state as the result of sensor wear. An isolation and communications element (ICE) has an i ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Yassir Abdul Hafiz: Optical sensor including disposable and reusable elements. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 19, 2005: US06920345 (499 worldwide citation)

A pulse oximetry sensor includes reusable and disposable elements. To assemble the sensor, the reusable element is snapped or slid within assembly mechanisms of the disposable element. In one embodiment, the reusable element includes protrusions while the disposable element includes tabs which recei ...


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Ammar Al Ali, Mohamed K Diab, Massi E Kiani, Robert James Kopotic, David Tobler: Stereo pulse oximeter. Masimo Corporation, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, May 24, 2005: US06898452 (497 worldwide citation)

An improved pulse oximeter provides for simultaneous, noninvasive oxygen status and photoplethysmograph measurements at both single and multiple sites. In particular, this multiple-site, multiple-parameter pulse oximeter, or “stereo pulse oximeter” simultaneously measures both arterial and venous ox ...