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Paul S Cheney II, William P Van Antwerp: Method of fabricating thin film sensors. MiniMed, Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry, February 21, 1995: US05391250 (1086 worldwide citation)

An improved method is provided for making thin film electrochemical sensors, such as subcutaneous glucose sensors used to monitor blood glucose levels in a diabetic patient. The fabrication method comprises placing a thin film base layer of insulative material onto a rigid flat substrate, with a cur ...


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Cheney Ii Paul S, Van Antwerp William P: Method of fabricating thin film sensors.. Minimed, October 18, 1995: EP0677743-A2 (16 worldwide citation)

Thin film electrochemical sensor (10) is made by applying curable adhesive (30) in a closed loop pattern to a flat surface (28) of a rigid substrate (12), assembling an insulative sheet base layer (16) over the substrate and adhesive so that the adhesive is at its perimeter and a shallow cavity (32) ...


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Ning Yang, Rajiv Shah: Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, April 18, 2017: US09625414 (1 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) procedure is applied to measure values of impedance-related parameters for one or more sensing electrodes. The parameters may include real impedance, imaginary impedance, impedance magnitude, and/or phase angle. The measured values of the imp ...


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Anirban Roy, Desmond Barry Keenan, John J Mastrototaro, Benyamin Grosman, Neha J Parikh: Generation of target glucose values for a closed-loop operating mode of an insulin infusion system. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Lorenz & Kopf, January 30, 2018: US09878096

A controller for an insulin infusion device includes at least one processor device and at least one memory element that cooperate to provide a processor-implemented closed-loop start-up module. The start-up module is operated to initiate a closed-loop mode of the infusion device and to obtain a most ...


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John J Mastrototaro, Benyamin Grosman, Neha J Parikh, Anirban Roy, Desmond Barry Keenan: Safeguarding techniques for a closed-loop insulin infusion system. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Lorenz & Kopf, April 18, 2017: US09623179

Processor-implemented methods of controlling an insulin infusion device for a user are provided here. A first method obtains and analyzes calibration factors (and corresponding timestamp data) for a continuous glucose sensor, and regulates entry into a closed-loop operating mode of the infusion devi ...


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Benyamin Grosman, Neha J Parikh, Anirban Roy, Desmond Barry Keenan, John J Mastrototaro: Generation and application of an insulin limit for a closed-loop operating mode of an insulin infusion system. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Lorenz & Kopf, December 26, 2017: US09849239

A controller for an insulin infusion device includes a processor device and a memory element that cooperate to provide a processor-implemented closed-loop insulin limit module. The insulin limit module is operated to obtain: a fasting blood glucose value of a user; a total daily insulin value of the ...


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Steven C Jacks, Raghavendhar Gautham, Bradley C Liang, Megan E Little, Daniel E Pesantez, Rajiv Shah: Physiological characteristic sensors and methods for forming such sensors. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Lorenz & Kopf, June 20, 2017: US09681828

A physiological characteristic sensor, a method for forming a physiological characteristic sensor, and a method for forming a platinum deposit having a rough surface are presented here. The method for forming a physiological characteristic sensor includes immersing a sensor electrode in a platinum e ...


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Rajiv Shah, Wayne A Morgan, David Y Choy, James L Henke, Bahar Reghabi, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Peter Schultz, Udo Hoss: Methods and systems for detecting the hydration of sensors. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, May 22, 2018: US09976978

A sensor system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes a connection detection device, a power source, and a delay circuit. The connection detection device determines if the sensor electronics device is ...


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Rajiv Shah, Bahar Reghabi, James L Henke, Wayne A Morgan, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, David Y Choy, Peter Schultz, Udo Hoss: Method of and system for stabilization of sensors. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, January 24, 2017: US09549698

A blood glucose sensing system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes stabilization circuitry. The stabilization circuitry causes a first voltage to be applied to one of the electrodes for a first timef ...


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Rajiv Shah, Wayne A Morgan, David Y Choy, James L Henke, Bahar Reghabi, Gopikrishnan Soundararajan, Peter Schultz, Udo Hoss: Methods and systems for detecting the hydration of sensors. MEDTRONIC MINIMED, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, December 5, 2017: US09835580

A sensor system includes a sensor and a sensor electronics device. The sensor includes a plurality of electrodes. The sensor electronics device includes a connection detection device, a power source, and a delay circuit. The connection detection device determines if the sensor electronics device is ...