Patents Examined by Maroun Kanaan
  • Patent number: 9898580
    Abstract: A set of one or more clinical facts may be collected from a clinician's encounter with a patient. From the set of facts, it may be determined that an additional fact that provides additional specificity to the set of facts may possibly be ascertained from the patient encounter. A user may be alerted that the additional fact may possibly be ascertained from the patient encounter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Flanagan, Frank Montyne, David Decraene, Mariana Casella dos Santos, Marnix Holvoet, Karen Anne Doyle, Roubik Manoukian, Anthony J. Elcocks, Matthew R. Shelton, Scott Abrutyn, Isam Habboush
  • Patent number: 9875450
    Abstract: A healthcare assessment system is provided for a plurality of healthcare facilities each having healthcare providers and residential areas, each area equipped with biometric sensors and activity sensors. A central server receives sensor data and stores subject information in a data storage network. The system determines potential events for each subject based on respective healthcare profiles, and an event inference engine identifies the actual occurrence and extrapolates a likely occurrence of potential events based on the stored data points with respect to time. The system assigns values representative of a level of healthcare resource needs for each subject, and values representative of a quality of healthcare resources provided for each healthcare provider. A graphical user interface includes a resource allocation report with user-selectable lists of relative rankings of the assigned values for each subject and each provider in a healthcare facility, or for each respective healthcare facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: James Robert Hendrick, III, Jonathan Eddy Barnes, Andrew Thomas Johnson, James E. Anderson, III, Christopher Paul McIntyre
  • Patent number: 9858538
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to techniques, systems, and apparatuses to provide electronic concierge services and information to one of more users, as well as perform other operations related to planning one or more activities. Concierge services may include providing information about activities, recommending activities, arranging travel, and other related tasks. The electronic concierge may access and use personal information about the user (or group of users) to determine the activities that may be of interest to the user, and possibly to a group of users. The personal information may include transaction history, user settings, past user activity, social network information, and/or other types of information. The electronic concierge may receive other inputs such as a time period to undertake activities, a number of participants, an identity of the participants, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesper Mikael Johansson, Michelle Jacques Anschell, Charles Ray Kelley, Shalini Pothuru, Samuel Max Rossoff, Brad Ruppert
  • Patent number: 9836794
    Abstract: A computer system includes a data storage module. The data storage module receives, stores, and provides access to data related to payment requests submitted to an insurance company by service providers. The data storage module is coupled to a computer processor. Also coupled to the computer processor are a program memory, an input device and an output device. The input device is used to input information to identify a first service provider. The display device is used to display data about other service providers who are associated with the same insurance claims as the first service provider. The data displayed about the other service providers includes taxpayer identification numbers (TINs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: James K. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 9830425
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method of graphically displaying room information, including: displaying, on an electronic device, a matrix having a plurality of cells therein, at least one cell displaying hospital room information regarding room availability and patient occupancy in the room; said matrix displaying the plurality of cells in column form; and displaying, responsive to a user interaction with a cell in the matrix of a patient occupied hospital room, an overlay window having secondary room status information therein comprising patient specific information regarding the status of the hospital room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gene E. Nacey
  • Patent number: 9824188
    Abstract: A conversation user interface enables patients to better understand their healthcare by integrating diagnosis, treatment, medication management, and payment, through a system that uses a virtual assistant to engage in conversation with the patient. The conversation user interface conveys a visual representation of a conversation between the virtual assistant and the patient. An identity of the patient, including preferences and medical records, is maintained throughout all interactions so that each aspect of this integrated system has access to the same information. The conversation user interface presents allows the patient to interact with the virtual assistant using natural language commands to receive information and complete task related to his or her healthcare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Next IT Corporation
    Inventors: Fred A Brown, Mitchell G. Lawrence, Victor O'Brien Morrison
  • Patent number: 9818164
    Abstract: Subject matter described herein is related to assigning a healthcare clinician to provide care to a patient. For example, a GUI is provided that includes contextual information relevant to the assignment and that allows a user to electronically create the assignment. Relevant information includes a list of clinicians, a list of patients, and an estimate of the amount of resources required to provide care to a patient. In addition, this disclosure describes tracking the status of a healthcare clinician, such as primary provider, secondary provider, and on-break. Status might be tracked by capturing an image of a display board, which supports clinician barcodes that are movable to desired locations within a depiction of a healthcare facility (e.g., floor plan laid out using barcodes).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Allen Nolte, Rajneesh Mehra, Brice McIver, Terng Lim, Eric Kays, Henri McCracken
  • Patent number: 9811633
    Abstract: A method for monitoring medical data is disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a portable medical device, a mobile communications device, and, optionally, a medical care server. The portable medical device and the mobile communications device each comprise at least one interface for data transfer. The method comprises a step of establishing a download link between the mobile communications device and a download server. The method comprises a step of selecting an appropriate communication software package from a plurality of communication software packages for controlling data transfer between the mobile communications device and the portable medical device from the download server. Further, the method comprises a download step for downloading communication software packages from the download server to the mobile communications device and a step of installation of the communication software package on the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Christoph Cronrath, Fernando Andreu, Alberto Val Vicente
  • Patent number: 9805161
    Abstract: A medical care data display control device for displaying medical care data of a plurality of items obtained in chronological order is disclosed. The device includes: a hidden time period determining length setting unit in which a hidden time period determining length used to determine whether or not to hide a part of a displayed time period of the medical care data is set; a determination unit that determines whether or not there is a time period which contains no medical care data and is equal to or longer than the hidden time period determining length; and a display control unit that hides, if it is determined by the determination on unit that there is a time period which contains no medical care data and is equal to or longer than the hidden time period determining length, all or a part of the time period which contains no medical care data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Takashi Hoshino
  • Patent number: 9798860
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to methods and systems utilizing wearable sensor technology to determine when a patient's health may be degrading to trigger progressively higher levels of care and involvement, from “free” hands and eyes to skilled clinicians, in order to keep patients in the lowest cost setting of care, the home, for as long as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CarePredict, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Movva
  • Patent number: 9798861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, methods, and apparatuses for the management, distribution, dispensing, and administration of consumer products, including over-the-counter and prescription medications through use of a product container labeling system and an optional integrated computer-based or online management system. In certain aspects, the invention relates to a product container comprising a hollow body, a child-resistant cap, and a specialized information label affixed to the hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Deborah Adler, LLC
    Inventors: Deborah Adler, Duane Sawyer, Michael Wolf, Joshua Stewart, Yayun Huang
  • Patent number: 9792415
    Abstract: A distributed automation apparatus for laboratory diagnostics is described, comprising modules for processing biological products transported on an automatic conveyor and modules for interfacing with analysis devices, both said modules being connected to said automatic conveyor, each of said modules is independent of the other modules, it being provided with its own control board, which allows it to work autonomously and independently of a central control unit which provides a worklist to each node which is dynamically read and updated by said control unit, and said module reading and updating said, worklist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Gianandrea Pedrazzini
  • Patent number: 9792660
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to methods of providing data feeds from medical devices associated with patients to computing devices associated with clinicians. A computing device for each of a number of clinicians is registered as being associated with the clinician. An identification of a patient is received. A list of medical devices related to the patient is retrieved. An identification of a number of clinicians is received. The medical devices are associated with the computing devices of the clinicians. Data feeds are provided to the computing devices from the medical devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Cannon, Damon Matthew Herbst, Mark Allen Nolte
  • Patent number: 9786022
    Abstract: A number of orthopaedic surgical instruments are disclosed. A method, apparatus, and system for fabricating such instruments are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Luke J. Aram, William Bugbee, Charles A. Engh, Jr., Joseph Moskal, Mark Pagnano, Michael Swank, Jose F. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9786007
    Abstract: A computerized method of identifying additional influential variables in multi-aspect adjudication frameworks comprising: acquiring an appraisal table having a set of variables affecting at least one adjudication aspect of a multi-aspect adjudication framework; identifying a set of additional variables affecting at least one adjudication aspect of a multi-aspect adjudication framework which fulfills an objective function, said objective function having a plurality of rules, said objective function assessing the compliance of at least one of said appraisal table and said set of additional variables with said plurality of rules; and outputting said set of additional variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Jonathan Bnayahu, Moti Nisenson
  • Patent number: 9782151
    Abstract: A medical imaging apparatus includes an ultrasound probe to transmit and receive an ultrasound signal to obtain an ultrasound image of an object; a sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe to provide a position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object; and a processor to extract a certain anatomical feature from the ultrasound image and the certain anatomical feature from a medical image of the object acquired by an imaging modality different from an ultrasound apparatus, perform a first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image based on the certain anatomical feature, perform a second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration, and control a display to display a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on the second registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Dong Gyu Hyun, Jong Beom Ra, Duhgoon Lee, Woo Hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 9773096
    Abstract: A glycemic control system includes a physician processor, remote processor, and a portable telephone having a data input mechanism, a display, and an internal processor for bi-directional communication with the physician's processor and the remote processor. A patient inputs data to the internal processor responsive to input from the physician's processor and then transmits the information to the remote processor where an optimized number of units to be administered is sent back and displayed on the portable telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Aseko, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Booth, Robert E. Fischell
  • Patent number: 9754083
    Abstract: An apparatus (102, 104) and method for generating a formatted clinical study report (206) by analyzing submitted clinical study data (150) based on semantics and maximum entropy analysis at a server (104). Sections of the formatted clinical study report are identified in the submitted data (111) using semantics analysis and maximum entropy analysis (204). The identified sections are formatted and output as the formatted clinical study report (206). The formatted clinical study report (206) may be reviewed and edited after generation by a user interfacing with the server (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Clingenuity, LLC
    Inventors: Keith M. Kleeman, Mickey W. Kowitz
  • Patent number: 9747424
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for drug development under a fully transparent development model. The model is configured to provide transparency to the patients, the researchers, clinicians, physicians, and any other registered users of the system who wish to contribute. According to various embodiments, the system and model enable drug development that leverage the combined wisdom and insight of the user population eliminating many of the drawbacks of conventional development approaches. In one embodiment, the system includes drug development engine configured to manage execution of parameters of a clinical trial, including collection of health and treatment information from a patient population. The development engine can publish collected execution data for review and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Transparency Life Science, LLC
    Inventor: Tomasz Sablinski
  • Patent number: 9734287
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for managing information exchange between medical care applications and an analytical infrastructure for medical care information. The disclosure also describes implementations that manage user access to medical care applications and communications between medical care applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Quintiles IMS Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefan Clemens Linn, John Diarmuid MacCarthy, Seth David Reid