Patents Examined by Joseph D. Burgess
  • Patent number: 9886729
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; activating at least one sensor at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual; accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the accepting sensor data from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gearbox, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn P. Firminger, Jason Garms, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene, Kristin M. Tolle, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9883799
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of identifying a patient undergoing periodic hemodialysis treatments at increased risk for death that includes determining at least one of the patient's clinical or biochemical parameters, including systolic blood pressure, serum albumin concentration level, body weight, body temperature, serum bicarbonate concentration level, serum potassium concentration level, serum calcium concentration level, hemoglobin concentration level, serum phosphorus concentration level, neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio, equilibrated normalized protein catabolic rate (enPCR), equilibrated fractional clearance of total body water by dialysis and residual kidney function (eKdrt/V), EPO resistance index, transferrin saturation index, serum ferritin concentration level, serum creatinine concentration level, platelet count, Aspartat-Aminotransferase level, and Alanin-Aminotransferase level at periodic hemodialysis treatments, and identifying a patient as having an increased risk for death if the pati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Kotanko, Stephan Thijssen, Len Usvyat, Nathan W. Levin
  • Patent number: 9858540
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of at least one attribute of an individual; accepting sensor data about the individual; and presenting a set of health care options at least partially based on the accepting an indication of at least one attribute of the individual and the accepting sensor data about the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Gearbox, LLC
    Inventors: Shawn P. Firminger, Jason Garms, Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Chris Demetrios Karkanias, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Clarence T. Tegreene, Kristin M. Tolle, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9824184
    Abstract: Healthcare object (HCO) discriminator systems and methods are presented. Systems can obtain a digital representation of a scene via a sensor interface. An HCO discriminator platform analyzes the digital representation to discriminate objects within the scene as being associated with a type of HCO or as being unrelated to a type of HCO. Once the HCO recognition platform determines that a type of HCO is relevant, it instantiates an actual HCO. The HCO can be routed to one or more destinations based on routing rules generated from a template or based on the manner in which the objects in the scene were discriminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Zachary Sanborn, Stephen Charles Benz, Charles Joseph Vaske
  • Patent number: 9697532
    Abstract: Secure associate ordering and transaction methods and systems. An order for an alternative device different from a baseline device is received at an order processing platform. The alternative device is available for purchase by the associate at a cost differential between the alternative and baseline devices. The cost differential is based on a predetermined enterprise discount. A message including a secure link associated with the order is sent to the associate. Payment information associated with the cost differential is received by a secure payment (SP) platform from the associate via a secure website using the secure link. The payment information is submitted to a payment institution. The order processing platform receives a transaction confirmation from the SP platform when the payment information is accepted and adds at least features of the alternative device associated with the baseline device to a service account of the enterprise customer for the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Timothy Kilchenman, Cynthia J. Harris
  • Patent number: 7853457
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system (8) monitors physiological functions of a plurality of patients (12). Each clinician (10) and each patient (12) has an associated identification device (20, 22), which each includes an identification code corresponding to respective clinician and patient. Each identification device (20, 22) includes a respective body-coupled communication device (24, 26) for communicating the identification code to a medical device (14). The clinician (10) activates the medical device (14) which includes a body-coupled communication device (40) including an ID reader (42). The ID reader (42) scans the area to detect whether the clinician identification is present. After the clinician's identification code is read, the medical device (14) is ready to take measurements. The clinician (10) takes the medical device (14) to the patient (12). The ID reader (42) scans the area to detect the patient identification code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Karin Klabunde, Heribert Baldus