Patents Examined by Michelle L Le
  • Patent number: 9842362
    Abstract: A home appliance includes an input unit arranged on one side of a main body of the home appliance and to receive a designation command for at least one product, a communication unit to transmit information to a server related to a purchase site or receive information from the server related to the purchase site, an output unit to display, on a display screen, a purchase list according to the designation command, and a control unit to control the output unit to display on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yanghwan Kim, Wonhee Cheong, Seonghwan Noh
  • Patent number: 9817945
    Abstract: Example methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed to allocate a medical exam. An example method includes identifying an exam characteristic associated with the medical exam. The example method includes determining a plurality of allocation scores for a plurality of radiologists by comparing the exam characteristic to a radiologist characteristic for each of the plurality of radiologists. The example method includes determining one of the plurality of allocation scores with a highest value. The example method includes allocating the medical exam to one of the plurality of radiologists associated with the one of the plurality of allocation scores with the highest value. The example method includes marking the medical exam as allocated to the one of the plurality of radiologists associated with the one of the plurality of allocation scores with the highest value. The example method includes providing an indication that the medical exam is allocated via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Eric Jester, Arun Viswanath, Madhu Seepani, Shaoyu Feigler, Jeff Chu, Jiaohuan Wang, Vineet Ahuja, Charlotte Mae Shelton, Rhonda Eckstein
  • Patent number: 9811798
    Abstract: A system and method for locating nearby attended delivery/pickup locations with a particular item in stock is described. The system receives a request from an individual to purchase a particular item from an on-line retailer. The system receives information associated with attended delivery/pickup locations, including location and inventory information. The system then determines which (if any) attended delivery/pickup locations (e.g., the attended delivery/pickup locations are not the on-line retailer) are near the individual and have the particular item in stock and notifies the individual. In various embodiments, the system enables the user to purchase or reserve the particular item at the particular attended delivery/pickup location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Lievens, Vincent Dethier, Peter Henderickx, Luc Pirenne, Denis Payre
  • Patent number: 9785892
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for automating displays based on admissions, transfers, and discharges are provided. In embodiments, admission notifications that patients have been admitted to rooms in a healthcare facility are received. Information is accessed for the patients admitted to the rooms. The information for the patients is automatically displayed, without user intervention, to clinicians in the corresponding rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Kelly, Stephanie L. Rogers, Jared Wayne Fordham, Amanda Buckley, Robert Farr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9779407
    Abstract: Real-time fraud prevention software-as-a-service (SaaS) products include computer instruction sets to enable a network server to receive medical histories, enrollments, diagnosis, prescription, treatment, follow up, billings, and other data as they occur. The SaaS includes software instruction sets to combine, correlate, categorize, track, normalize, and compare the data sorted by patient, healthcare provider, institution, seasonal, and regional norms. Fraud reveals itself in the ways data points deviate from norms in nonsensical or inexplicable conduct. The individual behaviors of each healthcare provider are independently monitored, characterized, and followed by self-spawning smart agents that can adapt and change their rules as the healthcare providers evolve. Such smart agents will issue flags when their particular surveillance target is acting out of character, outside normal parameters for them. Fraud controls can therefore be much tighter than those that have to accommodate those of a diverse group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Brighterion, Inc.
    Inventor: Akli Adjaoute
  • Patent number: 9760679
    Abstract: An analyte measurement system includes one or more handheld analyte meters and/or measurement devices and a means for collecting data, preserving data integrity, and uniquely identifying patient data received from multiple sources. For example, provided herein is a means to uniquely identify patients and their data when the data is collected from one or more measurement devices. By providing a way to allow the patients to use multiple sources to collect data, the system described herein provides patients with more flexibility, which should encourage better compliance to protocols. Further, by having a way to uniquely identify patients' data without requiring a patient to only use one analyte meter, for example, data can be centralized and analysis can be done with more assurance that all of the patient's data is being considered in the analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Bernstein, Gary A. Hayter, Timothy C. Dunn, Mani Gopal, Eric Davis, Brittany K. Bradrick, Todd Winkler
  • Patent number: 9757045
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for determining and maintaining a concentration level of medication in a patient sufficient to achieve and maintain a desired effect on that patient. Generally speaking, in accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a medication delivery controller uses a patient response profile to determine a concentration of medication in the patient that will achieve the desired effect on the patient. The patient response profile is a graphical, tabular or analytical expression of the relationship between the concentration of a medication and the effect of the medication at the specific concentration. Using this information, the medication delivery controller provides instructions to a medication delivery unit such as, for example, an infusion pump or inhalation device, to deliver the medication to the patient at a rate that will achieve the desired concentration level of the medication in the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Universiteit Gent
    Inventors: Michel M R F Struys, Tom De Smet, Steven L. Shafer
  • Patent number: 9760678
    Abstract: A system and method of increasing digital pathology productivity is provided. The system accepts case information from a plurality of sources and pre-processes that information in order to present the slides in an order and orientation dictated by preference and/or reviewing standard. Upon application of the system and method, the appearance and behavior of the user interface is optimized for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Meissner, Ronald Stone, Raghavan Venugopal
  • Patent number: 9760925
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for rating and ranking stakeholders in the distribution of controlled substances. One computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, retail prescription data, encrypted patient data, reference prescriber data, and pharmaceutical purchase data. For a retail outlet included in the received data, the method includes aggregating the received data and determining information about sales of a pharmaceutical product associated with the retail outlet. The method further includes rating the retail outlet based on the aggregated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Quintiles IMS Incorporated
    Inventors: Harold J. Petrimoulx, Jan Biddulph-Krentar, Yu Chen, Mark Rathman, Hossam Sadek, Barry W. Summers
  • Patent number: 9754335
    Abstract: A system for providing transportation services in a health care facility includes a communication network, a transportation services management system, one or more dispatcher devices, and one or more transport responder mobile devices. The transportation services management system stores and retrieves information relating to dispatches of transportation services jobs at one or more health care facilities. The dispatch devices exchange, with the transportation services management system, information relating to the transportation services jobs and display information to a transportation dispatch manager. The transport responder mobile devices exchange, with the transportation services management system, information relating to the transportation services jobs and display information to transport responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: HOSPITAL HOUSKEEPING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Steve Jourdan, Joel Schaubert
  • Patent number: 9734303
    Abstract: A vending refrigerator for dispensing pharmaceutical products, such as vials, bottles, syringes, and the like, at a point of distribution, e.g., a doctor's office or pharmacy. The vending refrigerator comprises a first product dispenser for one type of packaging and a second product dispenser for a second type of packaging. The product can be removed from a dispenser drawer but cannot be placed back into the dispenser through the drawer. The product dispensers are filled through openings that are not accessible during normal operations, but that are accessible during refilling procedures. The refrigerator may include a shelf where products that are mistakenly pulled from the product dispenser or that contain multiple doses of their contents can be placed for temporary storage. In some embodiments, the refrigerator comprises a chilled compartment and a freezer compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: MINIBAR AG
    Inventors: Mark T. Cosgrove, Paul Knox
  • Patent number: 9710603
    Abstract: A computer-implemented dental charting system includes a computer storing tooth data for at least one patient and a display operable to display the tooth data. The computer is responsive to voice commands, and the display has a periodontal mode and a restorative mode. The display includes an exam overview window illustrating a plurality of tooth images, each tooth image corresponding to a patient tooth location, and an exam focus window. The exam focus window illustrates a magnified view of at least one of the plurality of tooth images, and illustrates data corresponding to the selected tooth location. The exam focus window may be displayed beside the exam overview window, as a floating window on top of the exam overview window, or on a physically separate display from the exam overview window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: SOFTECH, INC.
    Inventors: Raymond F. Kaminski, Sherry Ann Dowling, Eric J. Heverly, Dimitris S. Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 9704208
    Abstract: Healthcare appointment information system and method enabling a patient to manage multiple accounts with third party sources through a single account. A user account is created for storing individual user healthcare data such as user preferences (e.g., Monday morning appointments or willingness to be placed on waiting lists), user names and passwords (for accessing third-party sources), contact information (phone, email, text), insurance plans, gender, age, medications, existing appointments and other healthcare information enabling the system to book an appointment on behalf of the patient on one or more availability sources. In addition to booking on the patient's behalf, the account information also enables patient communications with the various sources to be conducted through the system. For example, notifications from other availability sources can be transmitted through the system, which may reformat the message and communicate the reformatted message to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Zocdoc, Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver D. Kharraz Tavakol
  • Patent number: 9704158
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for authenticating transactions conducted over computer networks, e.g., online banking transactions or other transactions performed by a financial institution at a customer's request. After receiving a transaction request (and associated transaction details), the transaction signing service signs the transaction data and sends the resulting blob to the user requesting the transaction. After being transmitted to the user, the signed transaction data itself is then signed using PKI credentials of the user, which then returns the twice-signed bundle to the financial institution. Rather than rely on the cryptographic signature of the client, the financial intuition (or other replying party) validates that the transaction data signed using its own highly trusted key has not been altered prior to being signed and returned by the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Dundas, Oanh Hoang, Eirik Herskedal
  • Patent number: 9700247
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes one or more readers and/or sensing devices to receive data that can be use to verify the identity of persons or objects, such as patients, caregivers, and medications. The sensing devices may include, for example, a biometric sensor, a physiological sensor, a bar code reader, a camera, a microphone, or a combination thereof. The patient support apparatus may use identity verification information obtained from these devices for a number of different purposes, including, for example, managing the delivery of therapy, medication, or treatment to a patient associated with the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, David L. Ribble, Todd P. O'Neal, Christopher K. Lack, James M. Allen, Thomas F. Heil
  • Patent number: 9575186
    Abstract: A medical imaging system includes a view transformation component (210) and a segment combiner (212). The transformation component (210) transforms projection data in each view of a plurality of individual segments, which each includes at least one view. The transformed projection data for substantially similar views across the plurality of individual segments have a common radius of rotation. The segment combiner (212) combines the transformed projection data to produce a single data set that includes the transformed projection data for each of the views of each of the plurality of individual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Xiyun Song, Zuo Zhao, Jinghan Ye, Lingxiong Shao
  • Patent number: 9529975
    Abstract: A medical information processing system including an input part, a sound analyzer, a state detector, determination information storage, and an association processor. Upon receiving plural types of medical information via sound input respectively, the medical information processing system can distinguish the plural types of medical information by a simple operation. The input part receives the medical information via sound input. The sound analyzer analyzes the received sound and converts it into character strings. The state detector detects plural states of the input part, respectively. The determination information storage stores in advance determination information in which each of plural states is related to types of information making up a medical record. The association processor identifies the type corresponding to the detected state based on the determination information, and relates the information indicating the identified type with the character strings converted from the sound input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Kousuke Sakaue
  • Patent number: 9501624
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically establishing an enhanced electronic health record (EHR) for a patient include an automatic data collection facility that collects data of a medically related event in proximity to a patient upon occurrence of the event. The collected data may include medication administration data such as medication, time of administration, administration of a dosage of medication, reaction data, and the like. The collected data is communicated to a real-time data integration facility that automatically integrates the data with a patient's electronic health record to establish an enhanced electronic health record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Millennium Pharmacy Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Suresh-Kumar Venkata Vishnubhatla, Lena Elizabeth Sturgeon, Christopher Lee Miller, Ronald Leo McKillip, Andrew Jonathan Lister, Garick George Newtzie, Joseph B. Poliseo
  • Patent number: 9471749
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system, method and computer readable medium capable of verifying healthcare encounters. In one embodiment, an electronic verification process is described which may utilize geographical information to determine the proximity of a health care worker to the patient during a scheduled healthcare visit. The proximity information may then be compared to a threshold value and an electronic signature screen may be presented to the patient based upon the results of the comparison. In one embodiment, a time stamp may be generated and stored to provide confirmation as to the time that the patient's electronic signature was obtained via the electronic signature screen. Verification information stored by the system may be used to simplify the verification process, hasten payments to healthcare organizations and protect against healthcare fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Kinnser Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Kris Andrews, Arnold Cano, Edmund Danyal, Michael Ditson, Christopher Hester, Richard Mueller, Julie Olivier, George Santillan
  • Patent number: 9459113
    Abstract: A system and method that provide a video-based vehicle navigation system. The system positions an arrow on the video display that shows the specific turning direction for the vehicle for route guidance purposes. To determine the proper position of the guidance arrow, the process determines a distance from the current vehicle position to the location where the vehicle needs to turn using any suitable information, such as GPS position, range measurements and map information. The process then positions the guidance arrow on the ground at the turning location in world coordinates, and projects the guidance arrow onto the image. The camera can be calibrated to the ground using various techniques, such as an online automatic calibration process that uses detected objects in the scene around the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Wende Zhang, Varsha Sadekar