Patents and Computing Staff 2: Dr Scott Turner

Members of the Computing staff within the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology have held or still hold patents as the inventors.

Dr Scott Turner
Abstract:In a system to detect an analyte concentration eg.blood sugar level, the body part 6 is illuminated by multiple wavelength illumination. The transmitted or reflected intensity at three discrete wavelengths are analysed by a computer. The wavelength at which the transmissivity of blood is unaffected by the analyte is denoted A and acts as a reference. At wavelengths B and C the transmissivity of the blood is respectively increased and decreased by the analyte, and the output signal, So, is generated from the relation The device incorporates a white light source 2 and a plurality of photodiodes 8 to monitor light at each predetermined wavelength or alternatively a plurality of light sources generate the predetermined wavelengths and a single photodiode receives the light. 

Patents Granted (not renewed)
    1.  Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (2001) Optical Glucose Detector Patent No. GB2328279 (B) UK. 10 October  2001. Patent number GB2328279 (B)
     2.   Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (2002) Optical Glucose Detector Patent No US6466807 (B1)  
USA. 15 October  2002. Patent number US6466807 (B1)

Related Applications
     1. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (1999) Three wavelength in-vivo analyte detector UK, 17th February 1999, Patent Application GB2328279(A) 
     2. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (1999) Optical Glucose Detector, World Intellectual Property Organization, 18th February 1999, Patent Application WO9907278 (A1)
     3. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (1999) Optical Glucose Detector, Canada, 18th February 1999, Patent Application CA2299727 (A1)
     4. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (1999) Optical Glucose Detector, Australia, 1st March 1999, Patent Application AU8639198 (A)
     5. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (2000) Optical Glucose Detector, European Patent Office, 28th June 2000, Patent Application EP1011428 (A1)
     6. Dobson PJ, Turner SJ (2001) Three wavelength in-vivo analyte detector Japan, 4th September 2001, Patent Application JP2001513351(A) 

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