Patents Examined by Lena Najarian
  • Patent number: 10290070
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically integrating data with guidelines to generate displays containing the guidelines and data. The automated system and method can integrate patient data with treatment guidelines to assist a healthcare provider, such as a physician or the like, in providing treatment to the patient. The system and method employ a data storage component, adapted to store guideline data representing guidelines for assessing a condition of an entity, guidelines for taking action on the entity, or both, and to store feature data representing at least one feature of the entity. The system and method further employ an output device, adapted to output at least one diagram representing the guideline data, with the diagram including at least one component representing a relationship of at least a portion of the feature data to at least a portion of the guideline data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Tim H. Gordon, Janet Davidson, Nancy A. Dunne, Roger Mazze, Rachel Robinson, Gregg Simonson, Paul A. Upham, Todd Weaver
  • Patent number: 10217238
    Abstract: A method of segmenting one or more soft tissue organs in a 3-D medical image includes registering the image to a bone atlas which also lists landmarks of the organs. Voxels of the image are identified as corresponding to listed landmarks of the organs, based on their position relative to one or more known bones in the registered image. At least one organ is segmented using at least one of the voxels identified as belonging to that organ as a starting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Algotec Systems Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Ostrovsky-Berman, Hadar Porat, Tiferet Ahavah Gazit
  • Patent number: 10176301
    Abstract: Provided herein are computer-based systems, software, and methods of using the same including a daily patient questionnaire, the questionnaire comprising: a question for determining whether the patient avoided solid food; a question for determining whether the patient had difficulty swallowing solid food; a question for determining what action the patient took to correct or relieve difficulty swallowing food; a question for determining the amount of pain the patient experienced while swallowing food; and a software module configured to apply an algorithm to answers to one or more of said questions to determine a score, wherein said score illustrates one or more selected from the group consisting of: (1) severity, intensity, or frequency of patient dysphagia; (2) suitability of a patient for a particular diagnostic tool, diagnostic method, or therapy for dysphagia; and (3) efficacy of a particular therapy for dysphagia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Malcolm Hill, Robert Farber, Bonnie Hepburn, Linda Gieschen
  • Patent number: 10096383
    Abstract: Approaches presented herein enable performing a health analysis of a user using a smart floor mat. Specifically, a sensory array of the smart floor mat collects static and dynamic pressure data for capturing the movement and force exerted by a user's feet as the user walks across the smart floor mat. A healthcare analysis is then performed by comparing this current measurement data against the user's historical measurement data and expected results to generate a healthcare insight such as a trend, pattern, or deviation. The healthcare insight can predict or indicate a health issue. If a deviation exceeding a predefined permissible threshold exists, a healthcare professional can be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander J. Buck, Alyson T. Cabral, Karl J. Weinmeister, Brian L. White Eagle, James Xenidis
  • Patent number: 10078863
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for augmented reality payments. An augmented reality display may include product information and/or payment information images displayed over an image of one or more real world background objects. The augmented reality display may be displayed on a display of a mobile user device such as a smartphone or tablet or on a structure of a vehicle such as a vehicle windshield. The real world background objects may include a merchant store. The product information and/or the payment information may be overlaid on the merchant store as viewed through a vehicle windshield or as viewed in an image of the merchant store captured by a camera of the user device. The user may be provided with the ability to select one or more items for purchase, make one or more payments, or execute other transactions by interacting with the augmented reality display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Balu Epalapalli Loganathan
  • Patent number: 10065650
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a program of predicting an obstacle course, capable of appropriately predicting a course of an obstacle even under a complicated traffic environment, are provided. For this purpose, the course, which the obstacle may take, is predicted based on the position and the internal state of the obstacle, and at the time of the prediction, a plurality of courses are probabilistically predicted for at least one obstacle. When there are a plurality of obstacles, the course in which different obstacles interfere with each other is obtained from the predicted courses, which a plurality of obstacles may take, and the predictive probability of the course for which the probabilistic prediction is performed from the courses in which they interfere with each other is lowered. Probability of realizing each of a plurality of courses including the course of which predicted probability is lowered is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Toshiki Kindo, Kazuaki Aso, Masahiro Harada
  • Patent number: 10068057
    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 vitals screen for a particular patient, processing patient-specific data and trend data to provide one or more trend graphs, and displaying the vitals screen on the mobile device, the vitals screen including a first display region and a second display region, the first display region displaying one or more trend graphs, and the second display region displaying one or more vitals data sets, each vitals data set corresponding to a trend graph displayed in the first display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Trey Moore
  • Patent number: 10002234
    Abstract: A method for packaging a medication including receiving a prescription for a patient including a name of the medication for the patient and a name of the patient, wherein the patient is one of a plurality of family members. The method further comprises receiving a family member listing from the patient identifying one or more other ones of the plurality of family members, assigning a color to the patient that differs from any of one or more colors assigned to any of the other ones of the plurality of family members identified in the family member listing, and packaging the medication for delivery to the patient including securing a color-coded member to the container for the medication. The color-coded member is the color assigned to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah Adler
  • Patent number: 9995766
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods of measuring a property of a macromolecule. The methods generally involve applying an empirically learned correction term to a test metric to generate a high-accuracy measurement. The present disclosure further provides a computer program product and a computer system for carrying out a subject method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jason C. Reed, Bhubaneswar Mishra, Andrew Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 9990466
    Abstract: An inventory management system provided by an inventory management service provider senses removal of medical items from inventory to be dispensed to a patient. The system processes billing information to identify the patient's medical insurance provider, to identify a medical item supplier that is the preferred biller for the patient's medical insurance provider, and to determine whether the inventory management service provider is the identified preferred biller. If the inventory management service provider is the preferred biller, the system generates an invoice from the inventory management service provider to bill the patient's medical insurance provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: DeRoyal Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. DeBusk, Angela M. Sewell, Gregory S. Hodge, Samuel J.E. Fox
  • Patent number: 9974485
    Abstract: An approach is provided for healthcare information management and providing remote healthcare examination. A platform receives position data corresponding to a mark to be projected onto a human subject by a user equipment. The mark specifies placement of a medical sensor onto the subject. The platform collects measurement data from the medical sensor coupled to the subject at the mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Robertson
  • Patent number: 9848058
    Abstract: A portable source medical device determines communication links of a network presently available to effect communications with a target component when the source medical device is at each of a multiplicity of geographical locations. A profile is generated comprising information about each available communication link and attributes associated with each available communication link for each geographical location. When the source medical device is at a particular geographical location, a profile associated with the particular geographical location is accessed and a network connection is established between the source medical device and the target component using a communication link associated with the particular profile. Medical information is transferred between the source medical device and the target component via the communication link associated with the particular profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Johnson, Jim Sievert, Kenneth Hoyme, John Lalonde, William Mass, David V. Duccini
  • Patent number: 9842304
    Abstract: A network system and a method are disclosed for accessing functionalities or medical data within the framework of a diagnostic findings process. An on-premises server farm, a data center and a plurality of mobile terminal devices are provided for that purpose. The on-premises system is connected to the data center via a local network connection. The mobile network devices are connected to the data center via a mobile communications connection. The data center is a virtualization of the local on-premises server farm. The mobile communications connection to the data exchange is activated as soon as the mobile device leaves the transmit and/or receive range of the respective hospital (off-premises).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: RĂ¼diger Bertsch, Vladyslav Ukis
  • Patent number: 9791277
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for measuring a velocity of a moving object in a navigation system are provided, which can increase an accuracy of velocity measurement and position estimation of the moving object are provided. The apparatus includes a sensor part including an acceleration sensor for measuring acceleration of the moving object and outputting a corresponding acceleration measurement value, and includes an altimeter for measuring an altitude of the moving object and outputting a corresponding altitude measurement value; and a calculation part for calculating the velocity of the moving object by using the acceleration measurement value output from the acceleration sensor and the altitude measurement value output from the altimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun-Su Hong, Jin-Won Kim, Ji-Heon Oh, Jae-Myeon Lee
  • Patent number: 9766074
    Abstract: This document discloses, among other things, a system and method for implementing an algorithm to determine pose, velocity, acceleration or other navigation information using feature tracking data. The algorithm has computational complexity that is linear with the number of features tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Stergios I. Roumeliotis, Anastasios I. Mourikis
  • Patent number: 9743844
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods that provide community based managed health kiosks and prescription drug dispensing systems, and more particularly to facilitating automated drug dispensement by a kiosk system following authorization by a remotely located health care professional who can monitor and communicate with a patient via the kiosk system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Charles P. Bluth
  • Patent number: 9697481
    Abstract: A method of operating a hospital information system, and a hospital information system are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, the method includes providing a taskflow editing tool with a limited number of editing options to a user; creating a taskflow defining a number of tasks and connections of the tasks by the user using the taskflow editing tool; and performing an automated test run of the created taskflow, wherein the automated test run is checked according to a number of criteria and wherein results of the check are reported to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Chiheb Charrad, Lutz Dominick, Karlheinz Dorn, Christian Scharf, Vladyslav Ukis
  • Patent number: 9616247
    Abstract: The present application is directed to the idea of using sampling techniques to propagate segmentation uncertainty in order to evaluate variability in radiation planning. A radiotherapy planning apparatus (10) creates diagnostic image data of a region of interest of a subject. Image data from other sources can also be used. The image data is segmented (44) and combined with previously imaged model data. Target measures such as dose volume histograms are produced for each of the segmentations of the image data. These measures are later combined into a statistical quantification of the target measure (FIG. 3). This information is presented (52) to the user to give the user possible outcomes of the radiotherapy plan, and, e.g., confidence levels in those outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Torbjoern Vik, Julien Senegas
  • Patent number: 9613187
    Abstract: Likelihood ratio between a likelihood of belonging to one classification of a key item and a likelihood of belonging to other classification of the key item when a case belongs to each classification of a clinical-information item other than the key item is calculated, based on registration case information for calculating a likelihood ratio, for each classification of a key item. A weighting coefficient corresponding to each classification of the clinical-information item other than the key item for each classification of the key item is determined based on a target classification of a target clinical-information item and the calculated likelihood ratio. A degree of similarity is calculated for each registration case included in registration case information for calculating a degree of similarity by using weighting information corresponding to each classification of the key item and each classification of the clinical-information item other than the key item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Shoji Kanada
  • Patent number: 9291468
    Abstract: A system for selecting a route from a starting location to a predetermined destination includes a vehicle having a battery, a data storage medium, and a processor. The data storage medium stores a map database that describes a road network defining a plurality of possible routes from the starting location to the predetermined destination. The processor is configured to determine whether any of the possible routes belong to a set of routes the vehicle can complete using only the energy in the battery. The processor is configured to select, of the routes belonging to the set, that route having an optimized value for the attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Edward D. Tate, Jr., Michael O. Harpster, Jr.