Patents Examined by Mark Holcomb
  • Patent number: 11210611
    Abstract: A method implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by a processor includes: determining if a monitoring client is connected to a base through a physical connection; establishing a first communications link between the monitoring client and the base through the physical connection; updating, if necessary, the interface program on the monitoring client and the base through the first communications link; establishing a second communications link between the monitoring client and the base using the first communications link; and communicating data from the base to the monitoring client using the second communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, John J. Biasi, Eric L. Pribyl
  • Patent number: 11158427
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a system analyzes a collection of medical documents to identify within document content risk factors of medical conditions associated with corresponding activities. A processor in the system maps the identified risk factors of the activities to one or more medical tests for the associated medical conditions, and analyzes a medical record and social media communications of a patient to determine participation of the patient in one or more of the corresponding activities. The processor determines the one or more medical tests to conduct from the mapping based on the risk factors associated with the determined activities of the patient. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for analyzing patient activity to conduct appropriate medical tests in substantially the same manner described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ryan Ma, Raghavendra Mujumdar, William G. O'Keeffe, Ravi Tejwani
  • Patent number: 11127505
    Abstract: A method, a machine-readable storage medium and at least one processing device are provided for analyzing and tracking results of multiple conditions associated with a population criteria, which is evaluated for each entity of at least one entity. The at least one processing device performs analytics associated with the population criteria, which is evaluated for each entity. Results of the analyzing of the multiple conditions are selectively tracked by the at least one processing device. The at least one processing device presents the tracked results to indicate a status of the at least one entity with respect to the tracked analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Baiera, Jill R. Doty, Daniel Kim, David A. Kwasny, Douglas S. Meil
  • Patent number: 11120894
    Abstract: Examples of medical concierge are provided. In an example, an claim may be received. The claim may include data relating to service provided, by a provider, to multiple patients. The claim may be parsed to determine the provider, the multiple patients and the service provided. Additional information may then be fetched. The additional information may include one of a number of claims filed in the past, status of each claim, number of appeals filed, status of the appeals, and complaints registered by the provider. Thereafter, the claim and the additional information may be analyzed and a category may be determined for the provider. The category may be determined based on a behaviour model that may be computed based on the claim and the additional information. The category may be indicative of an issue in behaviour of the provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Chung-Sheng Li, Guanglei Xiong, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Jingyun Fan, Sukryool Kang, Neeru Narang, Michael C. Petersen, Dennis P. Delaney
  • Patent number: 11120915
    Abstract: A method, a machine-readable storage medium and at least one processing device are provided for analyzing and tracking results of multiple conditions associated with a population criteria, which is evaluated for each entity of at least one entity. The at least one processing device performs analytics associated with the population criteria, which is evaluated for each entity. Results of the analyzing of the multiple conditions are selectively tracked by the at least one processing device. The at least one processing device presents the tracked results to indicate a status of the at least one entity with respect to the tracked analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James C. Baiera, Jill R. Doty, Daniel Kim, David A. Kwasny, Douglas S. Meil
  • Patent number: 11094414
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing aligners for repositioning one or more teeth of a user include a management system including a communications device, a processor, and memory. The management system receives a selection of a patient-intake option made by a user via a user interface displaying a first option for an intraoral scan to be taken of the user's teeth or for dental impressions to be made of the user's teeth. The management system schedules an appointment for the intraoral scan or the delivery of the impression kit to the user, and generates and causes transmission of a plurality of messages to the user. Aligners are manufactured and sent to the user based on a treatment plan generated based on the scan or the dental impressions. The treatment plan is approved by a dentist or an orthodontist without the approving dentist or orthodontist having physically seen the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Patent number: 11087874
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visually displaying instances of increased susceptibility for commission of medical errors are provided. Execution of programming instructions on a computer-readable medium causes a processor to retrieve historical workload data corresponding to environmental conditions experienced by and near misses associated with an individual or team of individuals during a first period of time from one or more data repositories. Retrieved workload data is processed to establish threshold limits for distinct working conditions represented within the workload data for the individual or team of individuals. Workload data corresponding to a second period of time is retrieved for the individual or team of individuals and compared to established threshold limits by the processor. Based on the comparison, the processor generates one or more displayable indicia indicative of the individual's or team of individuals' risk of committing a medical error due to an experienced workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The University of South Alabama
    Inventors: Amy Ashe Campbell, Christopher Todd Harlan, Stephen Matthew Campbell
  • Patent number: 11062214
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for health care facilities to reduce manual handling of at least some open account issues. The system provides healthcare facilities with the ability to resolve current open patient account issues by utilizing the data patterns from a facility's historical patient account transaction activity, to create a machine learning model that can predict resolutions to the open accounts. These patterns are then applied to a facility's current transaction data providing next step resolution to each patient account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Crowe LLP
    Inventors: Kevin Jarrett, Eric Boggs, Cory Herendeen, Justin Bass
  • Patent number: 11031108
    Abstract: A medicine management method includes acquiring user information of medicine usage corresponding to at least one assigned medicine; acquiring user information of medicine using reactions; and displaying the user information of medicine usage with first time information corresponding to different time points of using the at least one assigned medicine and the user information of medicine using reactions with second time information corresponding to different time points of occurring medicine using reactions concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Tsung-Hsiang Liu, Ya-Han Yang, Hao-Ting Chang, Chih-Wei Cheng, Ting-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 11017884
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter provides apparatus, systems, and methods that improve on the pace of discovering new practical information based on large amounts of datasets collected. In most cases, anomalies from the datasets are automatically identified, flagged, and validated by a cross-validation engine. Only validated anomalies are then associated with a subject matter expert who is qualified to take action on the anomaly. In other words, the inventive subject matter bridges the gap between the overwhelming amount of scientific data which can now be harvested and the comparatively limited amount analytical resources available to extract practical information from the data. Practical information can be in the form of trends, patterns, maps, hypotheses, or predictions, for example, and such practical information has implications in medicine, in environmental sciences, entertainment, travel, shopping, social interactions, or other areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 11010716
    Abstract: Methods and training programs for improving the level of quality of care within a healthcare plan. The methods include obtaining medical data from a population of patients within the plan, storing such data in electronic medical records embodied on a computer readable medium, evaluating at least one metric within the data via a computer capable of interpreting said electronic medical records, and presenting a notification if the metric is found to be below a standard for the metric. The training includes evaluating the healthcare plan's current practices, training the healthcare provider in improved practices, providing a system for recording medical documents, and training the healthcare provider in use of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: STAR MEASURES INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: Debra Thesman
  • Patent number: 10987084
    Abstract: A method executed at least in part by a computer and comprising responding to an instruction requesting an ultrasound exam by wirelessly communicating with an ultrasound system by transmitting a query signal and receiving a response signal from the ultrasound system. Response can determine whether or not the ultrasound system is configured with at least a suitable transducer for the requested ultrasound exam. The method determines whether or not an operator identified in the response signal is trained to administer the requested ultrasound exam. A schedule signal for the requested ultrasound exam is transmitted. A displayed message indicates progress of the requested ultrasound exam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Carestream Health, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Anand
  • Patent number: 10991053
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a system for modeling progression of lifetime healthcare expenses, including healthcare events resulting in an out-of-pocket expenditure per a given healthcare plan, wherein each healthcare event is associated with a group of healthcare events. Each group of healthcare events is associated with different sets of certainty with different groups of individuals. A central computing device communicates with healthcare event data generation sources to obtain the healthcare event data. A static database module stores the healthcare event data in hierarchical layered graphs. A dynamic database module dynamically generates data that depicts different future expenditures over a life span based on the healthcare event data in the static database module. A computer modeling module generates the most likely set of future expenditures using the different future expenditures data in the dynamic database module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DZee Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin K. Pingali, Srikar Appana
  • Patent number: 10978208
    Abstract: A system and method for patient stratification include determining a first set of patient groups from patients in a patient similarity graph based on a similarity structure of the patient similarity graph. A second set of patient groups is identified based on expert domain knowledge associated with the patients. Patients in the first set and the second set are aligned using a processor to stratify patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianying Hu, Buyue Qian, Fei Wang, Jun Wang, Xiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10950331
    Abstract: A system of controlling distribution of a medication in the treatment or prevention of epilepsy is provided. A central controller of the system has a data store and one or more processors for reading and writing data to the data store. The data store comprises a database of patient records, each patient record having a medication authorization field. The central controller can output an authorization of a first prescription of epilepsy medication to a patient in dependence upon genetic test results for the patient and schedules a subsequent test for the patient prior to authorization of a subsequent prescription of epilepsy medication. Also provided are methods in which the subject systems find use. The systems and methods find use in the treatment of severe subtypes of epilepsy or refractory epilepsy, such as Dravet Syndrome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZOGENIX INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Richard Alistair Balfour Stewart, Anthony Clarke
  • Patent number: 10915863
    Abstract: A method of managing an allocation of medical examinations. The method comprises documenting, in at least one dataset, for each one of a plurality of individuals of a certain population, a plurality of historical medical test results, calculating, using a computerized processor, a plurality of relative scores each indicative of a risk of having a medical condition for one of the plurality of individuals based on respective the plurality of historical medical test results, each one of the plurality of relative scores is relative to the other of the plurality of relative scores, providing a population examination framework defining at least one criterion for selecting an individual, from the plurality of individuals, for a diagnosis of the medical condition, selecting a subgroup of the plurality of individuals according to the population examination framework, and designating members of the subgroup to perform the medical examinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Medial Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Offer Fabian, Ori Geva
  • Patent number: 10886016
    Abstract: A unique health score computation method is disclosed which masks underlying health statistics, yet provides a benchmark for a variety of applications. A system and method for collecting health related information, processing the information into a composite numerical value, and publishing the value is provided. The system includes a computer having a processor, memory, and code modules executing in the processor for implementation of the method. Information concerning a plurality of intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of a user is collected. Weighting factors are applied to the parameter in order control the relative affect each parameter has on the user's calculated numerical. The health score is computed using the processor by combining the weighted parameters in accordance with an algorithm. The numerical value is published to a designated group via a portal, while the underlying parameters remain private. In one implementation, the portal is an internet based information sharing forum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DACADOO AG
    Inventors: Peter Ohnemus, Andre Naef, Laurence Jacobs, David Leason
  • Patent number: 10878955
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and related methods for the collection, processing, evaluation, transformation, and reporting of individual health care information from diverse information systems and sources. A individual health record (IHR) of the present invention provides a structure for individuals to participate in, and manage, their health and their medical care, while still meeting the needs of health care organizations and caregivers. An IHR object may be formed by obtaining information from diverse health care information systems and sources, and transforming and re-purposing into a coherent account of the individual's overall health and care using a comprehensive health care ontology. As information from various sources is updated or available, the IHR is dynamically updated on a continuous or periodic basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: CENTRIFYHEALTH, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph A. Korpman, Cindy A. Post, Rudy R. Hilado, W. Randal Clegg
  • Patent number: 10861599
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing aligners include an appointment management system that receives a request to schedule an appointment at an intraoral scanning site and schedules the appointment at the intraoral scanning site based on the request. A message is generated and caused to be transmitted to a device of the user and the message includes a confirmation confirming the scheduled appointment. An intraoral scan is conducted at the intraoral scanning site using an intraoral scanner. Aligners are sent to the user and are specific to the user for repositioning one or more teeth of the user in accordance with a treatment plan. The aligners are sent to the user without first providing the aligners to a dentist or an orthodontist such that the user receives orthodontic treatment without ever having physically seen a dentist or an orthodontist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SmileDirectClub LLC
    Inventors: Jordan Katzman, Alex Fenkell, David Katzman, Christopher Yancey, Josh Chapman, Jessica Cicurel
  • Patent number: 10803977
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for storing and accessing medical records. The method includes anonymizing patient records, aggregating and analyzing the records, and storing the results of the analysis in a health informatics database. The system includes a database with patient records, a processor for anonymizing the patient records, a second database with anonymized patient records, an interface to access the second database, analyze the records and store the results, an output to display the results and a health informatics database to store the correlated record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC.
    Inventor: Geetha Sanmugalingham