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Low cost fluid delivery device

Embodiments of the invention described herein include low cost infusion devices having basal and/or bolus fluid delivery options. Embodiments of the device include a housing, a reservoir to contain the fluid, a source of pressure to exert a force to expel the fluid contained in the reservoir, a bolus port... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities

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. The processor is... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Medical devices and related event pattern treatment recommendation methods

Infusion devices and related patient management systems and methods are provided. An exemplary method of presenting information pertaining to operation of an infusion device to deliver fluid to a body of a patient involves identifying a plurality of event patterns within different monitoring periods based on measurement values for the... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Polycarbonate urea/urethane polymers for use with analyte sensors

Embodiments of the invention provide compositions useful in analyte sensors as well as methods for making and using such compositions and sensors. In typical embodiments of the invention, the sensor is a glucose sensor comprising an analyte modulating membrane formed from a polymer composition having carbonate and aromatic isocyanate chains,... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Fingerprint enhanced authentication for medical devices in wireless networks

An infusion system to administer fluid is disclosed. The infusion system includes an infusion pump having a pump processor, a pump memory and a pump radio to enable bi-directional communication. The pump memory stores a plurality of fingerprint tokens and security conditions. The infusion system includes a controller with a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Mechanical injection pump and use

A mechanical injection pump wearable by a user to deliver a first fluid and a second fluid, including: a pump body having a first fluid chamber to hold the first fluid and a second fluid chamber to hold the second fluid; a common connector having a first inlet, a second... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Systems for set connector assembly with lock

A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Systems for set connector assembly with lock

A set connector assembly for a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body. The body defines a graspable portion and a coupling portion, and the coupling portion is to be received within a portion of the fluid infusion device. The graspable portion... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Systems for set connector assembly with lock

A fluid infusion device is provided. The fluid infusion device includes a housing that includes a lock and a set connector assembly removably coupled to the housing to define a fluid flow path from the fluid infusion device. The set connector assembly includes a connector having a body that defines... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Monitoring the operating health of a force sensor in a fluid infusion device

A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid by actuating a piston of a fluid reservoir, and the force sensor generates output levels in response... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Data derived pre-bolus delivery

A medical therapy system to deliver a pre-bolus volume of medicant is disclosed. The medical therapy system includes an infusion pump that has a case containing a processor, memory, a drive mechanism, a reservoir, communication hardware and a sensor system. The infusion pump further includes a global positioning system (GPS)... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Sensor set

A sensor set is provided for sensing of a body characteristic, such as glucose. The sensor set includes a mounting base for the sensor including a shim adapted to prevent pull up of the sensor and a connector to connect to the mounting base and has an improved structure for... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Closed-loop glucose and/or insulin control system

Disclosed are a method and/or system for determining a suggested change in a recommended therapy for a patient based, at least in part, on sensor measurements, and generating an alert to an attendant in a hospital environment upon detection of the suggested change. In another embodiment, a method and/or system... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Predicted time to assess and/or control a glycemic state

Presented here are techniques for controlling glucose levels of a patient based on predicted time to a target glucose level. One methodology predicts a trajectory of the blood glucose level based on past observations of the blood glucose level, determines a cost expression based on the trajectory, and affects a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Methods, systems, and devices for electrode capacitance calculation and application

The double layer capacitance of a working electrode of a sensor may be measured with minimal disruption to the sensor equilibrium by open circuiting the working electrode and measuring the voltage drift on a periodic, or as-needed, basis. The values of the double layer capacitance may be monitored over time... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Interference rejection membranes comprising crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) matrices for implantable glucose sensors

Embodiments of the invention provide amperometric analyte sensors having optimized elements such as interference rejection membranes as well as methods for making and using such sensors. The amperometric analyte sensor apparatus comprises: a base layer; a conductive layer disposed on the base layer and comprising a working electrode; an interference... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Set connector systems for venting a fluid reservoir

A set connector system for venting a gas from a fluid reservoir of a fluid infusion device is provided. The set connector system includes a connector system having a first body section coupled to a second body section. The first body section defines a bore in communication with a chamber... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Methods, systems, and devices for electrode capacitance calculation and application

The double layer capacitance of a working electrode of a sensor may be measured with minimal disruption to the sensor equilibrium by open circuiting the working electrode and measuring the voltage drift on a periodic, or as-needed, basis. The values of the double layer capacitance may be monitored over time... Medtronic Minimed Inc

In-situ chemistry stack for continuous glucose sensors

Embodiments of the invention provide an in-situ polymerization technique for creating a glucose sensor chemistry stack. An analyte sensor comprises a crosslinked polymer matrix in contact with an electrode. The crosslinked polymer matrix is formed by exposing ultraviolet (UV) light to a polymer matrix mixture comprising a plurality of hydroxyethyl... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Methods and systems for detecting the hydration of sensors

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 connected to the sensor and... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Sensor and transmitter product

This disclosure generally relates to medical devices that include a transmitter assembly positioned on top of a sensor assembly. A sensor assembly includes a sensor base having a bottom surface and a top surface having an interface. The interface accommodates a sensor stack that includes at least one sensor head... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Sensor connections

This disclosure generally relates to medical devices that include a sensor transmitter assembly that includes a sensor assembly including a sensor module where a first sensor including a first sensor head having at least one first sensor contact pad is combined with a second sensor including a second sensor head... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Insertion device

Embodiments relate to an insertion device that includes: a plunger coupled with a lock collar. The insertion device houses contents including: a striker including self-locking striker snap arm(s) where the striker is kept from firing by a striker spring captured between the plunger and the striker when the insertion device... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Sensor and transmitter product

A medical sensor device includes a sensor assembly including an underside surface for attachment against a patient's skin, a sensor portion to detect a characteristic of the patient, and sensor assembly contacts which in operation carry signals representing the detected characteristic. The device also includes a transmitter assembly removably engageable... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Analyte sensor with indicators

A simple sensing device includes a case with one or more indicators to indicate levels of an analyte such as glucose. The sensing device for self-monitoring an analyte includes a single, flexible case adapted to adhere to a skin of a patient. It also includes a printed circuit board assembly... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Analyte sensor

A simple, disposable sensing device for sensing an analyte is housed in a single case. The sensing device can transmit sensor data to monitoring device(s). The sensing device includes: a case having a lower major wall adapted to be mounted against a patient's skin, and an upper opposing major wall;... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Geofencing for medical devices

A medical therapy system for delivering at least two therapies based on a geographic location of the medical therapy system is disclosed. The medical therapy system includes an infusion pump having a case that contains a processor, memory, a drive mechanism, a reservoir, a radio, and a sensor suite. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Regulating entry into a closed-loop operating mode of an insulin infusion system

An electronic 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 initiation module. The initiation module is operated to obtain a most recent calibration factor for a continuous glucose sensor, the most recent calibration... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Coupling interface for locking an actuator of a fluid infusion device to a stopper of a fluid reservoir

An assembly for an infusion device that delivers fluid to a user is disclosed. The assembly includes a reservoir and a piston actuator. The reservoir includes a body section having a fluid chamber, a fitting section extending from the body section, a housing lock structure to couple the reservoir to... Medtronic Minimed Inc

Needleless infusion set connector and related assembly for a fluid infusion device

A fluid delivery assembly for an infusion device is disclosed herein. The fluid delivery assembly includes a body section having a fluid chamber, a fitting section extending from the body section, and a plug component. The fitting section has a sidewall structure with a through-hole formed therein. The sidewall structure... Medtronic Minimed Inc

09/21/17 / #20170266374

Infusion set connector for a fluid reservoir

An assembly for a fluid infusion device is disclosed herein. The assembly includes a fluid reservoir and an infusion set component. The reservoir includes a body section, a fluid chamber, a housing lock structure, and a fitting section. The housing lock structure couples the reservoir to a housing of the... Medtronic Minimed Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258989

Insertion device for insertion set

An insertion device for use with an insertion set is provided. The insertion device includes a first housing having a rail. The insertion device includes a hub having a first end coupled to the rail and a second end including a projection. The hub is movable relative to the first... Medtronic Minimed Inc

09/14/17 / #20170261462

Sensor detection pads with integrated fuse

A monitor system to monitor a characteristic of a user is disclosed. A monitor system includes a sensor producing signals indicative of glucose characteristics within the user. The sensor has a connector with a plurality of contacts, at least two contacts being shorted by a fuse trace. The monitor system... Medtronic Minimed Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248542

Physiological characteristic sensors and methods for forming such sensors

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 electrolytic bath. Further, the method includes performing... Medtronic Minimed Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224919

System and/or glucose sensor calibration

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to systems, methods and/or devices for calibrating sensor data to be used in estimating a blood glucose concentration. A relationship between sensor measurements and reference readings may be used to estimate a relationship between sensor measurements and blood glucose concentration. Such sensor measurements may... Medtronic Minimed Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215775

Orthogonally redundant sensor systems and methods

A continuous glucose monitoring system may include a hand-held monitor, a transmitter, an insulin pump, and an orthogonally redundant glucose sensor, which may comprise an optical glucose sensor and a non-optical glucose sensor. The former may be a fiber optical sensor, including a competitive glucose binding affinity assay with a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209080

Methods and systems for improving the reliability of orthogonally redundant sensors

Methods and systems for sensor calibration and sensor glucose (SG) fusion are used advantageously to improve the accuracy and reliability of orthogonally redundant glucose sensor devices, which may include optical and electrochemical glucose sensors. Calibration for both sensors may be achieved via fixed-offset and/or dynamic regression methodologies, depending, e.g., on... Medtronic Minimed Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209082

Methods and systems for improving the reliability of orthogonally redundant sensors

Methods and systems for sensor calibration and sensor glucose (SG) fusion are used advantageously to improve the accuracy and reliability of orthogonally redundant glucose sensor devices, which may include optical and electrochemical glucose sensors. Calibration for both sensors may be achieved via fixed-offset and/or dynamic regression methodologies, depending, e.g., on... Medtronic Minimed Inc

07/13/17 / #20170197030

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

07/06/17 / #20170189617

Advance diagnosis of infusion device operating mode viability

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device to deliver fluid to a user in accordance with an operating mode involves obtaining operational information pertaining to one or more prior instances of the operating mode, obtaining status information pertaining to... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181671

Sensor-unspecific calibration methods and systems

An unscented Kalman filter is used to enable sensor calibration independently of the actual design of the subject sensors. By utilizing an unscented Kalman filter, an underlying calibration methodology is developed that is sensor-unspecific, such that a single calibration methodology and related systems may be used to calibrate various sensors,... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181672

Sensor systems, devices, and methods for continuous glucose monitoring

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) may be used in conjunction with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to enable identification of valid and reliable sensor data, as well implementation of Smart Calibration algorithms.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181673

Sensor systems, devices, and methods for continuous glucose monitoring

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) may be used in conjunction with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to enable identification of valid and reliable sensor data, as well implementation of Smart Calibration algorithms.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181676

Sensor systems, devices, and methods for continuous glucose monitoring

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) may be used in conjunction with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to enable identification of valid and reliable sensor data, as well implementation of Smart Calibration algorithms.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181677

Methods, systems, and devices for sensor fusion

A single, optimal, fused sensor glucose value may be calculated based on respective sensor glucose values of a plurality of redundant working electrodes (WEs) of a glucose sensor. Respective electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) procedures may be performed for each of the WEs to obtain values of membrane resistance (Rmem) for... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182307

Fluid infusion device and related sealing assembly for a needleless fluid reservoir

Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid reservoir, and the device has a sealing assembly to receive and form a fluid seal with the fluid reservoir. A retractable sealing... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184527

Sensor systems, devices, and methods for continuous glucose monitoring

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) may be used in conjunction with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to enable identification of valid and reliable sensor data, as well implementation of Smart Calibration algorithms.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185733

Retrospective sensor systems, devices, and methods

A method for retrospective calibration of a glucose sensor uses stored values of measured working electrode current (Isig) to calculate a final sensor glucose (SG) value retrospectively. The Isig values may be preprocessed, discrete wavelet decomposition applied. At least one machine learning model, such as, e.g., Genetic Programming (GP) and... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172471

Biostable glucose permeable polymer

A new biostable glucose permeable polymer has been developed which is useful, for example, in implantable glucose sensors. This biostable glucose permeable polymer has a number of advantageous characteristics and, for example, does not undergo hydrolytic cleavage and degradation, thereby providing a composition that facilitates long term sensor stability in... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172474

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/22/17 / #20170176381

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170164879

Application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy in sensor systems, devices, and related methods

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 impedance-related parameters are then used in performing sensor diagnostics, calculating a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165023

Product packaging

A product allows gaseous manufacturing by-products to be vented from the inside a sealed package tray. An exemplary method for packaging a device includes sealing the device inside a package tray with a gas-permeable sealing material, resulting in a sealed package tray. The sealing material allows volatile substances to vent... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157319

Infusion set component with modular fluid channel element

An infusion set component of a fluid infusion device and/or a fluid infusion port component for delivery of fluid to a patient is compatible with a cooperating fluid channel module. The fluid channel module includes a body section having coupling features to mate with a base of the component. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157321

Connection and alignment detection systems and methods

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... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157322

Connection and alignment detection systems and methods

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... Medtronic Minimed Inc

06/01/17 / #20170150911

Methods and systems for improving the reliability of orthogonally redundant sensors

Methods and systems for sensor calibration and sensor glucose (SG) fusion are used advantageously to improve the accuracy and reliability of orthogonally redundant glucose sensor devices, which may include optical and electrochemical glucose sensors. Calibration for both sensors may be achieved via fixed-offset and/or dynamic regression methodologies, depending, e.g., on... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143276

Determination and application of glucose sensor reliability indicator and/or metric

Disclosed are a system and method for determining a metric and/or indicator of a reliability of a blood glucose sensor in providing glucose measurements. In one aspect, the metric and/or indicator may be computed based, at least in part, on an observed trend associated with signals generated by the blood... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143896

Reservoir pressure equalization systems and methods

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to equalizing pressure in a reservoir containing fluidic media, possibly due to imperfect installation of the reservoir or an external influence such as an altitude or a temperature change. In various embodiments, fluidic media may be expelled from the reservoir through a... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143914

Systems for fluid delivery with wicking membrane

A fluid reservoir system is provided. The fluid reservoir system includes a fluid reservoir that defines a chamber to receive a fluid, and the fluid reservoir includes an outlet. The fluid reservoir system includes a source of pressure to draw the fluid into the outlet and a wicking membrane is... Medtronic Minimed Inc

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05/11/17 / #20170127982

Sensor set

A sensor set is provided for sensing of a body characteristic, such as glucose. The sensor set includes a mounting base for the sensor and a connector to connect to the mounting base and has an improved structure for connecting the mounting base to the connector. The connector may contain... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127985

Sensor set

An improved sensor set is provided for sensing of a body characteristic, such as glucose. The sensor set includes a mounting base for the sensor and a connector to connect to the mounting base. The connector may contain sensor electronics for wired or wireless communication to an external monitor or... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119966

Coordination of control commands in a medical device system based on synchronization status between devices

A medical device system includes at least one controllable patient-worn or patient-carried medical device, and a plurality of controller devices that are capable of independently controlling features or functions of the patient medical device. Control commands and other data is wirelessly communicated among the patient medical device and the multiple... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119968

Safeguarding measures for a closed-loop insulin infusion system

Processor-implemented methods of controlling an insulin infusion device for a user are provided here. A first method obtains a current insulin on board (IOB) value that estimates active insulin in the user, and compensates a calculated insulin infusion rate in response to the obtained IOB value. A second method supervises... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124929

Detecting breakage in a display element

The disclosed subject matter relates to diagnostic procedures and related device architectures that check the operating health of a display element of a host electronic device. In certain embodiments, a display apparatus for an electronic device includes a display element, a display controller, a conductive trace, and a detection circuit.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124930

Display element diagnostic based on operating current

The disclosed subject matter relates to diagnostic procedures and related device architectures that check the operating health of a display element of a host electronic device. In certain embodiments, a method of checking the health of the display element begins by entering a diagnostic health check mode for the host... Medtronic Minimed Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113001

Medical devices and related methods and systems for data transfer

Medical devices and related systems and operating methods for communicating data therewith are provided. An exemplary method involves the medical device detecting an interfacing device coupled to the medical device via a physical communications medium, initializing a wireless communications session with the interfacing device in response to detecting the interfacing... Medtronic Minimed Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106139

Personal medical device and use with restricted mode challenge

A personal medical device and method of use with restricted mode challenge having a personal medical device including: a memory operable to store programming code; a processor operably connected to the memory; a user input having input buttons to receive input from the user; and a user display to display... Medtronic Minimed Inc

04/20/17 / #20170106144

Medical devices and related event pattern presentation methods

Infusion devices and related patient management systems and methods are provided. An exemplary method of presenting information pertaining to operation of an infusion device to deliver fluid to a body of a patient involves identifying a plurality of event patterns within different monitoring periods based on measurement values for the... Medtronic Minimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095610

Personal injection device

A personal injection device wearable by a user to deliver fluid from a reservoir to the user, the personal injection device including: a quartz oscillator operable to generate a constant frequency signal; a control circuit operably connected to the quartz oscillator, the control circuit being operable to generate a drive... Medtronic Minimed Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099698

Protocol translation device

A protocol translation device for use with a first apparatus having a battery compartment and communicating over a first wireless protocol, and for use with a second apparatus communicating over a second wireless protocol. The protocol translation device can include a battery casing sized to fit within the battery compartment,... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/30/17 / #20170087300

Infusion devices and related rescue detection methods

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device to deliver fluid to a body of a user involves obtaining measurement values for a physiological condition influenced by the fluid, autonomously operating the infusion device to deliver the fluid based at... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079564

Method of and system for stabilization of sensors

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 timeframe and causes a second... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072135

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/16/17 / #20170072136

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

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03/16/17 / #20170072140

Reservoir plunger position monitoring and medical device incorporating same

Apparatus are provided for infusion devices and related control systems and methods. In one embodiment, an infusion device includes a voided portion adapted to receive a shaft portion that includes a shaft coupled to a plunger of a reservoir. The shaft portion includes a detectable feature, and the infusion device... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065212

Method and/or system for determining blood glucose reference sample times

Subject matter disclosed herein relates to monitoring and/or controlling blood glucose levels in patients. In particular, times for obtaining metered blood glucose samples of a patient may be altered based, at least in part, on a blood glucose level of said patient observed from a blood glucose sensor.... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055892

Foldover sensors and methods for making and using them

The invention disclosed herein includes sensors having three dimensional configurations that allow expansive “360°” sensing (i.e. sensing analyte from multiple directions) in the environments in which such sensors are disposed. Embodiments of the invention provide analyte sensors having foldable substrates adapted to produce optimized configurations of electrode elements as well... Medtronic Minimed Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056589

Fluid reservoir seating procedure for a fluid infusion device

A fluid infusion device including a housing that receives a sealed fluid reservoir is presented here. The fluid infusion device includes a drive motor assembly, an actuation mechanism, a force sensor, and at least one processor in the housing. The processor detects insertion of the fluid reservoir and incrementally rewinds... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049383

Data analytics and generation of recommendations for controlling glycemic outcomes associated with tracked events

A computer-implemented system and related method of reporting glucose information for a user of a diabetes management device are presented here. An embodiment of the method obtains input data for the user of the diabetes management device, and identifies a tracked glycemic response event. One or more recommended glycemic control... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049386

Personalized event detection methods and related devices and systems

Medical devices and related patient management systems and event detection methods are provided. An exemplary method of detecting events pertaining to operation of a medical device, such as an infusion device, involves obtaining measurements indicative of a condition in a body of a patient, determining statistics for an analysis interval... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049961

Infusion devices and related patient ratio adjustment methods

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device to deliver a bolus amount of fluid influencing a physiological condition in a body of a user involves identifying, based on measurement values for the physiological condition, a residual value for the... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049962

Methods for providing sensor site rotation feedback and related infusion devices and systems

Infusion systems, infusion devices, and related operating methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating an infusion device to deliver fluid to a body of a user involves identifying a current site location on the body of the user associated with a sensing arrangement providing sensed measurements of a physiological... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049963

Personalized parameter modeling methods and related devices and systems

Medical devices and related patient management systems and parameter modeling methods are provided. An exemplary method of operating a sensing device associated with a patient involves obtaining current operational context information associated with the sensing device, obtaining a parameter model associated with the patient, calculating a current parameter value based... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049964

Personalized parameter modeling methods and related devices and systems

Medical devices and related patient management systems and parameter modeling methods are provided. An exemplary method involves obtaining, by a computing device, historical measurements of a condition in a body of the patient previously provided by a sensing device, obtaining, by the computing device, historical operational context information associated with... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049973

Smart connection interface

A method and apparatus for a connection interface between a reservoir or syringe, infusion set tubing, and an infusion pump is provided. The reservoir, a base and a cap are connected to form an integrated unit that is capable of being inserted and secured in an infusion pump housing. The... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053072

Data analytics and insight delivery for the management and control of diabetes

A computer-implemented system and related method of managing use of a diabetes management device are presented here. An embodiment of the method obtains input data for a user of the diabetes management device, and compares the input data against historical event/outcome combinations maintained for the user. Each of the event/outcome... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053084

Data analytics and reporting of glucose-related information

A computer-implemented system and related method of reporting glucose information for a user of a diabetes management device are presented here. An embodiment of the method obtains input data for the user of the diabetes management device, and identifies a glycemic response event based on an analysis of the obtained... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053552

Management and prioritization of the delivery of glycemic insight messages

A computer-implemented system and related method of managing use of a diabetes management device are presented here. An embodiment of the method obtains a number of glycemic insight messages for delivery to a user device associated with a user of the diabetes management device, each of the glycemic insight messages... Medtronic Minimed Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043088

External infusion device with remote programming, bolus estimator and/or vibration alarm capabilities

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. The processor is... Medtronic Minimed Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021100

System and providing closed loop infusion formulation delivery

A system and method for providing closed loop infusion formulation delivery which accurately calculates a delivery amount based on a sensed biological state by adjusting an algorithm's programmable control parameters. The algorithm calculates a delivery amount having proportional, derivative, and basal rate components. The control parameters may be adjusted in... Medtronic Minimed Inc








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