Patents Examined by Dilek B. Cobanoglu
  • Patent number: 10269450
    Abstract: Probabilistic event classifications systems and method are provided herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an event narrative, the event narrative comprising textual content describing a safety event, parsing the textual content to identify key terms, searching a safety event database for classifications associated with the key terms, selecting a set of classifications based on the key terms using statistical analysis, the set of classifications comprising potential event types for the event narrative, and displaying the set of classifications for the event narrative via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quantros, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryn Thomas Rhodes, Randal Earl Childers, Gerard Francis Livaudais, Stefanie Fenton, Tim Thompson, Sandra Foley, Jeffrey Greene
  • Patent number: 10246207
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical storage and retrieval device and a method of accessing and loading the device. The device includes a housing, at least one port with controlled access to inventory stored within the device, a robotic transfer mechanism for moving inventory items to and from the controlled port, software for tracking the inventory and users of the device, and an interface with the pharmacy software system to track and monitor which inventory is authorized for access by each user and which inventory is needed to fill a prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RXSAFE, LLC
    Inventor: William K. Holmes
  • Patent number: 10224117
    Abstract: A computer readable medium stores instructions configured to cause a home therapy machine to allow an at home patient selection of a device program from a plurality of device programs stored on the home therapy machine and perform an at home treatment using fluid flow equipment provided by the home therapy machine according to the selected device program. The instructions are further configured to receive data generated during the at home treatment and generate at least one log file based upon the received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10217527
    Abstract: Implementations are directed to providing a user of a mobile device access to patient information and patient physiological data. Actions can include receiving user input, the user input indicating a user command to display a monitoring screen for a particular patient, processing patient-specific data and event data to provide one or more event summaries, each event summary including a graphical representation of an event based on the patient-specific data, and displaying the monitoring screen on the mobile device, the monitoring screen including the one or more event summaries, each event summary including at least a portion of patient-specific data displayed as a waveform associated with an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Trey Moore, Augustine Vidal Pedraza, IV, Neil R. McQueen, Lloyd Kory Brown, Thomas Scott Wade
  • Patent number: 10095840
    Abstract: A method for performing renal therapy at a home or dwelling of a patient using a renal therapy machine includes electronically retrieving a doctor's prescription for renal therapy and based on the doctor's prescription, enabling electronic selection of supplies, including a dialyzer, at a first location other than the patient's home or dwelling by a person other than the patient. The method further includes electronically initiating a sending of the supplies and the renal therapy machine to the patient's home or dwelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10089443
    Abstract: A home medical device system includes a plurality of home therapy machines that perform a home therapy on a patient; a connectivity server; a system hub coupled to the home therapy machines through the connectivity server; a web portal configured to access the system hub; a plurality of clinics connected to the system hub via the web portal; and a website accessible via the web portal, the website including a patient portion available to patients using the plurality of home therapy machines, the website further including a clinician portion that enables the clinics to manage the home therapy machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10068061
    Abstract: A home therapy entry, modification and reporting system includes a website configured to display therapy entry, modification and reporting information and a system hub configured to manage a flow of the information between the website and a plurality of home therapy machines. The website specifically includes a therapy prescription screen configured to specify supplies needed at the patient's home or dwelling for operation with one of the home therapy machines, a device program screen configured to set parameters by which at least one of the home therapy machines operates to perform the home therapy on the patient, and a clinician dashboard screen including a list of patients and a notification associated with at least one of the listed patients, the notification indicating whether a predefined treatment condition or alert occurred during the home therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., BAXTER HEALTHCARE SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 10061899
    Abstract: A home therapy machine is configured to perform a home therapy on a patient at a home or dwelling of the patient. The home therapy machine includes at least one processor operating a connectivity agent having an activated mode and a deactivated mode. When the connectivity agent is in the activated mode, the at least one processor is able to send data to and receive data from a system hub. When the connectivity agent is in the deactivated mode, the at least one processor is not able to send data to or receive data from the system hub. The home therapy machine further includes a user interface configured to receive a patient selection of a device program received from the system hub and at least one pump under control of the at least one processor for performing the home therapy according to the selected device program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Joshua James Miller, Derek Wiebenson, Douglas L. Wilkerson, Neil Tiwari, Timothy G. Robinson, Marc Steven Minkus, Matthew R. Muller, Anders J. Wellings, Kathryn Louise Hansbro, Borut Cizman, Brian S. Kunzeman, Robin D. Cooper, Timothy L. Kudelka, Angelo A. Sarto, Steve Joseph Lindo, Jostein Baustad, Duston Mounts, Shafali Hill
  • Patent number: 9934540
    Abstract: A system for use with one or more sources of patient-affiliated data corresponding with a group of patients. The system may contain a plurality of patient interface devices for interfacing with the group of patients. Each patient interface device may store a database that includes information related to each patient of the group of patients. Each patient interface device may be operable to generate a patient-specific guidance data set that may be used by the patient interface device to interface with a patient of the group of patients. The plurality of patient interface devices may be communicatively coupled to patient-affiliated data and a therapy database via a patient interface device gateway. The patient-specific guidance data sets may be automatically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC., BAXTER HEALTHCARE S.A.
    Inventors: Dennis I. Schneider, Dennis A. Tribble, Matthew A. Valentine
  • Patent number: 9757509
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Carlos A. De La Huerga
  • Patent number: 9750872
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling IV medication delivery and monitoring, the method including providing information tags on IV bags that specify delivery parameters, obtaining delivery parameters for at least one bag, associating a controller with a particular patient, comparing patient information for the particular patient with the delivery parameters, determining the efficacy of delivering the medicant to the patient and affecting pump control as a function of the comparison. The method also includes various timing rules and other verification procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventor: Carlos A. De La Huerga
  • Patent number: 9740831
    Abstract: A clinical data management system (1) has databases (20), processors in servers (2-4) which are programmed to process clinical data and communicate with user interfaces and external systems interfaces, and at least one database. The system imports source data from disparate clinical site sources into staging databases at refresh intervals, maintains data models, and maps data from the staging databases into the data models, and feeds data from the data models into data delivery databases. There is a uniform refresh frequency for the staging databases. The system output is regularly updated data for clinical site performance, quality and risk metrics to a clinical study team. The data mapper servers identify each of a plurality of source data stages, and transform data from each stage to one or more data models according to one or more mapsets, each mapset defining a transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: ICON CLINICAL RESEARCH LIMITED
    Inventors: Colin Thomas Burns, Gareth Allan Milborrow, Paul Crean, Michael Grossman
  • Patent number: 9058410
    Abstract: A patient care coordination system that includes a plurality of hand-held computers in communication with a cloud computing network or a remote server that has an accessible database of all patients and the health care information of each. The cloud computing network or remote server synchronizes, in real time, patient health care information input in any one of the plurality of hand-held computers with all the others of the plurality of hand-held computers that are each able to download and view the patient health care information in the database in a user friendly graphic user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Southwest IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Henry McKee, Frank Leon Yetter, JoAnne Belcher Klaus, Naeem Ahmed Malik
  • Patent number: 8799009
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system and computer program product are provided for determining one or more current or future conditions regarding capacity and allocation of resources in an institution. The apparatus enables personnel to utilize predictive tools to identify in real-time or in the near future areas of capacity constraints within the institution. The apparatus includes a processor configured to analyze data which includes information associated with the institution. A portion of the data is generated in real-time during an actual time in which events occur. The processor is capable of using at least a portion of the data to identify current conditions or generate one or more predictions regarding conditions to occur in the future that are associated with resources and capacity of the institution. Also, the processor is capable of analyzing results of the predictions and allocating resources of the institution on the basis of the predicted results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: McKesson Financial Holdings
    Inventors: Andrew Mellin, Keith Willard, Catherine Whelchel, Mike Myers, Kristin Oswald, Michael Altmann
  • Patent number: 8799007
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for processing a request to fund a purchase from a provider with a medical expense account. The request identifies expenses incurred with the purchase is received at a substantiation system and used to identify the provider. A determination is made whether the provider is included in a presubstantiation list, which identifies a set of providers determined to provide only goods and/or services eligible for funding by medical expense accounts. In response to a determination that the provider is included in the presubstantiation list, the expenses are automatically substantiated and substantiation information is generated and transmitted to a third-party administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Metavante Corporation
    Inventor: Margaret A. Boyle
  • Patent number: 8787648
    Abstract: When modeling anatomical structures in a patient for diagnosis or therapeutic planning, an atlas (26) of segmented co-registered CT and MRI anatomical structure reference images can be accessed, and an image of one or more such structures can be selected and overlaid with an MRI image of corresponding structure(s) in a clinical image of a patient. A user can click and drag landmarks or segment edges on the reference MRI image to deform the reference MRI image to align with the patient MRI image. Registration of a landmark in the patient MRI image to the reference MRI image also registers the patient MRI image landmark with a corresponding landmark in the co-registered reference CT image, and electron density information from the reference CT image landmark is automatically attributed to the corresponding registered patient MRI landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Heinrich Schulz, Michael Kaus, Vladimir Pekar, Torbjoern Vik
  • Patent number: 8781860
    Abstract: A method for facilitating treatment of patients, wherein the server is communicatively coupled to a communications network, is provided that solves the above-described problems. The method includes receiving, via the communications network, an exercise regimen for a patient, wherein the exercise regimen includes a normalized model of at least one exercise activity, transmitting, via the communications network, the exercise regimen to a computing device of the patient, receiving, via the communications network, patient observation data, including a log of the patient performing the least one exercise activity, and generating a report including data from the exercise regimen and the patient observation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventors: Alvaro Escorcia, Erica Escorcia, Alvaro Ramirez
  • Patent number: 8762167
    Abstract: Personalized, health and performance programs are generated for individuals based on various biomarkers and performance and lifestyle assessments. In one embodiment, a diagnostic test of blood or other biological specimen(s) is used to determine key biological marker levels. Information and assessments of the user's physical performance, life style and health and wellness goals is also collected and provided to an expert system that matches the biomarker levels and assessments to a knowledgebase of scientific knowledge about biomarker levels and health and fitness outcomes. Personal recommendations and advice on nutrition and exercise is then generated, which may be used to help individuals reach their diet, fitness, and wellness goals and improve their physical and mental performance and well being in measurable ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Segterra Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Blander, Christian Reich, David Lester
  • Patent number: 8755997
    Abstract: A method and system provide road and obstacle detection in navigating an autonomous vehicle. The method comprises scanning a distance ahead of the autonomous vehicle to obtain a current range scan, and obtaining navigation data, including dynamics, position, and orientation measurements of the autonomous vehicle. The current range scan is transformed to world coordinates with respect to a reference location based on the navigation data, and the transformed current range scan is input into a distance-based accumulator. The transformed current range scan is added to a variable size buffer when the autonomous vehicle is deemed to be non-stationary. A ground plane is estimated from the transformed current range scan and prior range scans stored in the variable size buffer. The estimated ground plane is represented as a constrained quadratic surface, which is classified into one or more of a traversable area, a non-traversable area, or an obstacle area for navigation of the autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kwong Wing Au, Jon Schewe
  • Patent number: 8744873
    Abstract: The subject invention is a Patient Care Monitoring System which employs a novel method and system for monitoring the care provided to a patient at a health care facility. In one embodiment, the subject invention includes a central processor in communication with a health care facility's computer systems, receiving data therefrom. This data is arranged and correlated to enable the subject invention to filter through the data and detect if a particular treatment, diagnostic test, or course of action has been or is in danger of being overlooked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: VigiLanz Corporation
    Inventors: David B. Klass, Adam P. Klass, Dennis J. Ring, David Goldsteen