Patents Assigned to Secure Care Products, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20100052913
    Abstract: The system contains a proximity sensor mounted in a patient room. A facility employee wears an employee identification device. The employee identification device is in communication with the proximity sensor. A display device is in communication with the proximity sensor. The display device displays information from the employee identification device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: SECURE CARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. McHugh, Ken A. Riley, Douglas Richard
  • Patent number: 7554446
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a facility is provided. Generally, the system comprises monitoring tags wherein each monitoring tag emits an identifier signal unique to each monitoring tag, monitoring sensors wherein the monitoring sensors receive signals from the monitoring tags and relay the signals to one or more monitoring stations, and monitoring stations wherein the monitoring stations log and display information associated with the signals received. The monitoring station identifies possible events based on the signals received from the monitoring sensors. The monitoring station alerts staff members of the events via a graphical user interface, pagers, email, and alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ciarcia, Jr., Michael J. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7468666
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a facility is provided. Generally, the system comprises monitoring tags wherein each monitoring tag emits an identifier signal unique to each monitoring tag, monitoring sensors wherein the monitoring sensors receive signals from the monitoring tags and relay the signals to one or more monitoring stations, and monitoring stations wherein the monitoring stations log and display information associated with the signals received. The monitoring station identifies possible events based on the signals received from the monitoring sensors. The monitoring station alerts staff members of the events via a graphical user interface, pagers, email, and alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ciarcia, Jr., Michael J. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7450015
    Abstract: A system and method for ensuring that a monitored individual is located within a designated area is provided. Generally, the system contains a portable transmitter capable of being removably secured to the individual. A proximity sensor is provided, which is capable of detecting the portable transmitter if the portable transmitter is located within a predefined range of the proximity sensor. The system also contains a sensor that is capable of determining if an object is located within a predefined area. A monitoring station is provided for performing an event if the portable transmitter is detected by the proximity sensor and the object is within the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Singer, Douglas A. Richard
  • Patent number: 7336188
    Abstract: A system and method for ensuring that a monitored individual is located within a designated area is provided. The system contains a monitoring band having a transmitter capable of transmitting a signal. A transceiver interface unit is also located within the system, which is capable of receiving the signal and determining if the signal is a signal indicating that the monitoring band has been cut or a signal indicating that the transmitter on the monitoring band is functional. The system also contains a monitoring station capable of performing an event if the monitoring station receives the cut-band signal, or if the monitoring station is monitoring the monitoring band, performing the event if the polling signal is not received by the monitoring station within a predefined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Singer, Douglas H. Richard
  • Publication number: 20070085683
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a facility is provided. Generally, the system comprises monitoring tags wherein each monitoring tag emits an identifier signal unique to each monitoring tag, monitoring sensors wherein the monitoring sensors receive signals from the monitoring tags and relay the signals to one or more monitoring stations, and monitoring stations wherein the monitoring stations log and display information associated with the signals received. The monitoring station identifies possible events based on the signals received from the monitoring sensors. The monitoring station alerts staff members of the events via a graphical user interface, pagers, email, and alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SECURE CARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Ciarcia, Michael McHugh
  • Publication number: 20070085684
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a facility is provided. Generally, the system comprises monitoring tags wherein each monitoring tag emits an identifier signal unique to each monitoring tag, monitoring sensors wherein the monitoring sensors receive signals from the monitoring tags and relay the signals to one or more monitoring stations, and monitoring stations wherein the monitoring stations log and display information associated with the signals received. The monitoring station identifies possible events based on the signals received from the monitoring sensors. The monitoring station alerts staff members of the events via a graphical user interface, pagers, email, and alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Applicant: SECURE CARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Ciarcia, Michael McHugh
  • Patent number: 7167094
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a facility is provided. Generally, the system comprises monitoring tags wherein each monitoring tag emits an identifier signal unique to each monitoring tag, monitoring sensors wherein the monitoring sensors receive signals from the monitoring tags and relay the signals to one or more monitoring stations, and monitoring stations wherein the monitoring stations log and display information associated with the signals received. The monitoring station identifies possible events based on the signals received from the monitoring sensors. The monitoring station alerts staff members of the events via a graphical user interface, pagers, email, and alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ciarcia, Jr., Michael J. McHugh
  • Patent number: 7084764
    Abstract: A tag secured to an object for monitoring the object has a strap with a first end, a second end, an electrical path coupled to the strap running from the first end to the second end, and one or more raised portion wherein a proximal end and a distal end of the electrical path are on the one or more raised portions. The first and second end of the strap detachably couple to a cradle. A housing couples to the cradle and holds an integrated circuit with a first contact and second contact wherein the first contact electrically couples to the proximal end of the electrical path and the second contact electrically couples to the distal end of the electrical path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. McHugh, Philip A. Eno, Sr.
  • Patent number: 7071827
    Abstract: An identification system including at least one transmitter configured to transmit a signal comprising an associated identification code. A receiver is configured to receive the signal and establish a comparison indication based on comparison of the identification code with a reference code. The comparison indication is positive if the identification code matches the reference code. A method of transmitting an identification code, receiving the identification code, and comparing it to a reference code is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 6727445
    Abstract: A pressure switch comprises a first dielectric sheet having a first and second surface; and has two half circuits carried on the first surface of said first dielectric sheet. A second dielectric sheet overlies the first dielectric sheet. The second dielectric sheet has a plurality of switch closures carried thereon and facing the first dielectric sheet. The switch closures are normally spaced from the half circuits on the first dielectric sheet, and are deflectable into contact with the half circuits under an externally applied force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Cullinan, Anthony C. Greene, John M. McAuley
  • Publication number: 20020189924
    Abstract: A pressure switch comprises a first dielectric sheet having a first and second surface; and has two half circuits carried on the first surface of said first dielectric sheet. A second dielectric sheet overlies the first dielectric sheet. The second dielectric sheet has a plurality of switch closures carried thereon and facing the first dielectric sheet. The switch closures are normally spaced from the half circuits on the first dielectric sheet, and are deflectable into contact with the half circuits under an externally applied force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Cullinan, Anthony C. Greene, John M. McAuley
  • Publication number: 20020021214
    Abstract: An identification system including at least one transmitter configured to transmit a signal comprising an associated identification code. A receiver is configured to receive the signal and establish a comparison indication based on comparison of the identification code with a reference code. The comparison indication is positive if the identification code matches the reference code. A method of transmitting an identification code, receiving the identification code, and comparing it to a reference code is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Publication date: February 21, 2002
    Applicant: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Carroll
  • Patent number: 6347229
    Abstract: A method for tracking the location of mobile units, comprises providing a plurality of mobile units each having a wireless transmitter and a unique address and at least one stationary base unit having a phase array antenna with antenna elements. A signal including an address is received from at least one mobile unit by the at least base unit via the phase array antenna. The phase difference of the signal arriving at the antenna elements from each mobile unit is measured and the coordinates of the location of each mobile unit are calculated as a function of the phase differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2002
    Assignees: Intech 21, Inc., Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Helena Zelmanovich, Victor Zelmanovich, George Bilenko
  • Patent number: 5543780
    Abstract: A tag is provided for being secured to an object whose location is to be monitored. Improved mechanisms are provided for ensuring that removal of the tag is detected and signaled to a monitoring system. One preferred embodiment of the tag of the present invention includes an optical sensor for sensing when the tag is near the surface of the object whose location is being monitored. The optical sensor emits optical signals to the surface of the object being monitored and receives reflected optical signals back therefrom. The tag periodically transmits status messages to the monitoring system which permit the monitoring system to determine whether the tag is being held near the object and whether the tag is within the monitored area. In another embodiment of the present invention, a temperature sensor is substituted for the optical sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1996
    Assignee: Secure Care Products, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. McAuley, Joseph Field