Patents Examined by Maroun Kanaan
  • Patent number: 9934361
    Abstract: Provided is a method for generating prediction models from multiple healthcare centers. The method allows a third party to use data sets from multiple sources to build prediction models. By entering the data sets in a Model Deconstruction and Transfer (MDT) platform, a healthcare center may provide data to a third party without the need to de-identify data or to physically transfer any identifying or de-identified data from the healthcare center. The MDT platform includes a variable library, which allows the healthcare center to select variables that will be used to generate and validate the prediction model. Also provided is a method for compensating sources that contribute data sets based upon the percentage of clinical data that is used to generate a prediction model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVFY Inc.
    Inventors: Mylene Yao, Wing H. Wong, Bokyung Choi
  • Patent number: 9916474
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to receiving and sharing wellness data. The wellness data can be received by a user device from any number of sensors external or internal to the user device, from a user manually entering the wellness data, or from other users or entities. The user device can securely store the wellness data on the user device and transmit the wellness data to be stored on a remote database. A user of the device can share some or all of the wellness data with research entities conducting research studies, friends, relatives, caregivers, healthcare providers, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guy L. Tribble, Afshad M. Mistri, Anton M. Davydov, Zachery Kennedy, Zachury Minjack, Dennis S. Park, Dylan Ross Edwards, Adam L. Beberg
  • Patent number: 9916420
    Abstract: A medical documentation system and a CDI system may be linked together, or integrated, so there is a tie between the two systems that allows for a much more efficient and effective CDI process. In one disclosed embodiment, a CDI system receives from a medical documentation system a structured data set including at least some information relating to one or more medical facts the medical documentation system automatically extracted from text documenting a patient encounter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Cardoza, James R. Flanagan, Brian P. Boyer
  • Patent number: 9916417
    Abstract: A medical image evaluation and diagnosis system to dynamically connect clinical tools, clinical applications and clinical findings includes a work context auto alignment manager (WAALM). The WAALM extracts, from a clinical application and tool initiation request, clinical application and tool information for a first clinical taskflow, and connects, with at least a first clinical application initiated in response to the clinical application and tool initiation request, at least a first clinical tool based on the extracted clinical application and tool information, the first clinical tool being independent of the first clinical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Chiheb Charrad, Lutz Dominick
  • Patent number: 9907893
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system of a plurality of medical treatment units that are respectively associated with a patient, and a plurality of peripheral appliances also respectively associated with a patient. The peripheral appliances transmit control signals and patient signals to the treatment units, while the treatment units receive the control signals and patient signals from the peripheral appliances. The present invention ensures that the treatment units do not receive patient signals from other peripheral appliances that are not associated with the particular patient. The operating staff allocate a peripheral appliance to a patient and confirm the successful association of the peripheral appliance with the treatment unit allocated to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Christoph Koenig
  • Patent number: 9904768
    Abstract: Techniques for presenting alternative hypotheses for medical facts may include identifying, using at least one statistical fact extraction model, a plurality of alternative hypotheses for a medical fact to be extracted from a portion of text documenting a patient encounter. At least two of the alternative hypotheses may be selected, and the selected hypotheses may be presented to a user documenting the patient encounter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Girija Yegnanarayanan
  • Patent number: 9905229
    Abstract: An original text that is a representation of a narration of a patient encounter provided by a clinician may be received and re-formatted to produce a formatted text. One or more clinical facts may be extracted from the formatted text. A first fact of the clinical facts may be extracted from a first portion of the formatted text, and the first portion of the formatted text may be a formatted version of a first portion of the original text. A linkage may be maintained between the first fact and the first portion of the original text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Montyne, David Decraene, Joeri Van der Vloet, Johan Raedemaeker, Ignace Desimpel, Frederik Coppens, Tom Deray, James R. Flanagan, Mariana Casella dos Santos, Marnix Holvoet, Maria van Gurp, David Hellman, Girija Yegnanarayanan, Karen Anne Doyle
  • 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: 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: 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: 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