Patents Examined by Robert A. Sorey
  • Patent number: 11379794
    Abstract: A drug dispensing system includes fulfillment stations that are each characterized by a set of dispensary attributes. The fulfillment stations each, in response to receiving a first order message including a first unique drug identifier, fill a container with pills matching the first unique drug identifier. A routing determination module, for each order message corresponding to a prescription order, selects one of the fulfillment stations based on compatibility between dispensary attributes for the selected fulfillment station and dispensation preferences related to the order message and transmits the order message to the selected fulfillment station. An order status subsystem conditionally sends a cancellation instruction relating to one of the order messages to the respective fulfillment station to cancel dispensing of pills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles E. Eller, Jonathan W. Joplin
  • Patent number: 11363982
    Abstract: A system and method for scoring movement disorder symptoms comprises a movement measurement data acquisition system and processing comprising kinematic feature extraction and an algorithm trained using Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) scores from skilled clinicians. The movement data acquisition system, or “movement measuring apparatus,” may comprise sensors such as accelerometers or gyroscopes or may utilize motion capture and/or machine vision technology or various other methods to measure tremor, bradykinesia, dyskinesia, or other movement disorders in a subject afflicted with Parkinson's disease, essential tremor or the like. The method outputs, and system displays, a score that uses the same scale as the UPDRS but has greater resolution and lower variability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Giuffrida, Dustin A. Heldman
  • Patent number: 11361257
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for managing diagnostic imaging order requests. A system is configured to receive diagnostic image order request from ordering physicians. The received diagnostic imaging order requests comprise imaging order information including ordering provider information, patient information, diagnostic imaging order information, and/or clinical decision support information. Upon determining that a guideline-based clinical decision support system process was required but not followed, a notification to the ordering physician is generated and sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: RAMSOFT Inc.
    Inventor: Vijay Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 11354623
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to providing remote healthcare services including remote diagnostics, and facilitating third-party healthcare payments. In one embodiment, a computer system receives an input including authentication credentials from a healthcare entity, and also requests assistance from another healthcare entity. The computer system authenticates the first healthcare entity using the authentication credentials, receives an input including authentication credentials from the other healthcare entity, and authenticates the other healthcare entity using these authentication credentials. The computer system further receives real-time information related to a health condition of a patient, where the real-time health condition information is provided to the second healthcare entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: DAV ACQUISITION CORP.
    Inventors: Michael A. Liberty, Mike Love
  • Patent number: 11348054
    Abstract: A system and related methods of enhanced distribution of pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities are provided. An embodiment of a system includes one or more pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing machines each positioned in a long-term care facility remote from a long-term care facility pharmacy group management server and in communication therewith, and long-term care facility pharmacy management computer programs associated with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server to enhance use of the one or more of pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin
  • Patent number: 11348050
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and risk analyzing computing device that obtains condition indication data associated with a medical practice and comprising a plurality of condition indications, a type of the medical practice, and, from a medical malpractice claims source database and via one or more communication networks, medical malpractice claims data for a plurality of medical liability insurance carriers. The condition indication data is compared to the medical malpractice claims data to identify one or more of a plurality of risk issues associated in the medical malpractice claims data with a predetermined number of highest ranked one or more of the condition indications in the condition indication data. One or more recommended risk management interventions associated with the one or more risk issues are provided to the medical practice. Accordingly, this technology efficiently and effectively provides risk management interventions that are aligned with medical practice specialties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: PROFESSIONAL RISK ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventor: Stephen S. Fargis
  • Patent number: 11342057
    Abstract: This description relates to insight into the asthma management habits of a patient or a plurality of patients. The provided information includes records of rescue medication usage events, records of controller medication events, and overall evaluations of a patients disease management. Users of the application may include both patients who may use the information to monitor their own habits or providers who may use the information to monitor patients or improve a patient's existing medication regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Reciprocal Labs Corporation
    Inventors: Meredith A. Barrett, Mike Lohmeier, Shannon M. Hamilton, Michael J Tuffli, Dmitry Stupakov, Christopher Hogg, John David Van Sickle
  • Patent number: 11342054
    Abstract: A system and method to establish a no-login authenticated and contextualized two-ways data flow between a medicine user and the pharmaceutical manufacturer. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, enabling short-range communication between two compatible devices is utilized via a writeable NFC tag carried by a medication package. The writeable NFC tag includes medication information, anti-counterfeiting information, as well as data about the patient and the prescription. The NFC tag may be read by a user device associated with the patient, enabling the user device to merge this data with the patient's feedback, send this rich flow in a secure way to the manufacturer, who in turn is now able to provide rich contextual guidance to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David Rozier, Nicolas Guerin
  • Patent number: 11341579
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide customizable insurance according to consumer preferences. Demand simulators may be used to guide the creation of optimized packages of features, which consumers may select from to form an insurance product appropriate for their particular needs. Packages may be formed with a particular appeal to consumers with common characteristics. In addition, methods are provided for selling insurance products formed through an optimization process and providing corresponding insurance services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Floyd M. Yager, Thomas J. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11341450
    Abstract: Methods of enhanced distribution of pharmaceuticals in long-term care facilities are provided. An embodiment of a method includes positioning two or more pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing machines each positioned in a different long-term care facility remote from a long-term care facility pharmacy group management server and in communication therewith, and long-term care facility pharmacy management computer programs associated with the long-term care facility pharmacy group management server to enhance use of the one or more of pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin
  • Patent number: 11335458
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for transmitting operating and machine data of a medical device (500), preferably a dialysis device, to an evaluation device (60), wherein the apparatus (100) comprises a data input (12) for receiving operating and machine data of the medical device (500), a programmable storage unit (20) which is configured to store at least a portion of the operating and machine data that is received, a voltage input (11) which is configured to supply the apparatus (100) with an operating voltage provided by the medical device (500), and a transmission unit (30) which is configured to transmit the stored operating and machine data to the evaluation device (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Dieter Stohlein, Jurgen Schuller, Achim Eberlein
  • Patent number: 11335464
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a combined multi-modality biomarker method for identification and treatment of a disease comprising performing quantitative and/or semi-quantitative molecular imaging on a patient; where the semi-quantitative imaging includes a cut-off; measuring a first plurality of parameters from the quantitative and/or semi-quantitative molecular imaging; simultaneously or sequentially performing a liquid biopsy on the patient; measuring a second plurality of quantitative and/or semi-quantitative molecular parameters from the liquid biopsy; developing an algorithm that combines one or more of the first plurality of parameters and one or more of the second plurality of parameters; where the algorithm is operative to identify a disease and/or predict a course of treatment and/or monitoring the patient; and treating the patient with the course of treatment generated by the algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Guido Hennig, Carl Freiherr Von Gall
  • Patent number: 11335444
    Abstract: Systems and methods of compounding of medication include a user interface that enables efficient design of compounding workflows and protocols. A user can select a workflow type from a number of workflow types differentiated at least in part by the vehicle in which a compounded pharmaceutical is to be delivered, and the user may also specify a compounding device. Options are presented and the steps of a workflow in accordance with the workflow type and options is displayed and updated in real time as options are selected. A protocol can be constructed by inserting information into the workflow based on a specification of a particular pharmaceutical to be compounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: OMNICELL, INC.
    Inventors: Larry McCutchan, Stanley Mamula, Charles Marsh
  • Patent number: 11314846
    Abstract: Various embodiments are described herein that relate to visual tools for specifying the setups and data models preferred by a medical professional (e.g., a surgeon) within an operating room. These visual tools can be incorporated into a system which provides various technical benefits, such as ensuring that users are given access to time sensitive information even when their computer(s) is/are offline. In this way, the disclosed technology can address specific technical issues which arise in the context of surgery, including that many operating rooms have little or no network connectivity which could allow potentially vital information specified using visual tools to be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Wayne Colin, Rick Baker
  • Patent number: 11309075
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to electronically generate an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) 835 transmission to test 835 processing systems. EDI 835 transmissions include vast amounts of data that are input into the transmission in a unique way. If even one space is off, the 835 transmission will not be correctly processed and may be kicked back by the system. This has serious consequences as it may result in incorrect or non-recording of a payment on a claim. Unfortunately, most systems are not tested for 835 processing capabilities before going live due to the time intensive nature of generating 835 transmissions for testing. The present application describes an innovative way to electronically generate 835 transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo P. Anthony, Kathleen M. Collins, Asheesh Nadkarni, Jaqulin N. Maria Sebastian, Hiral Shah
  • Patent number: 11308433
    Abstract: A point of care (POC) testing system and a method for configuration of a POC testing system are disclosed that provide a workflow solution for the configuration management of POC analyzers. In some embodiments, the system and method provide for convenient assisted workflows that enable efficient management of POC analyzer operator certifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Delgrande, Gillian Hall, Alejandro Morcillo Montejo, Stephanie Shufelt
  • Patent number: 11302448
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-storage media, for machine learning to select digital therapeutics. In some implementations, a machine learning model is trained to generate scores that indicate the level of applicability of different digital therapeutics based on input data for a person. A computer system monitors health of an individual using surveys and sensor measurements. The computer system identifies one or more signs or symptoms of a disease based on the monitoring data for the individual. The computer system uses output of the machine learning model to select a digital therapeutic intervention for the user. The computer system cause one or more devices to deliver the selected digital therapeutic intervention to the individual, monitor a response of the individual to the selected digital therapeutic intervention, and adjust characteristics of the digital therapeutic intervention based on the monitored response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: VigNet Incorporated
    Inventors: Praduman Jain, Josh Schilling, Dave Klein
  • Patent number: 11301808
    Abstract: A system and method for the collection, capture, processing, storage, and tracking of data for both electronic clinical trial and electronic heath records based upon a single data collection instance, and including data collected by electronic medical devices. Devices and methods for creating certified digital image copies of original documents, including paper source documents for a clinical trial. Devices and methods for ensuring the secure archiving of original electronic documents, including electronic clinical trial source documents, in a secure document storage server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Jules T. Mitchel, Joyce B. Hays
  • Patent number: 11295858
    Abstract: Provided are a health data collection device, a health evaluation system using this, and a health evaluation method including the health data collection device. The health data collection device includes a stimulation providing device, a bio signal measurement device, and a controller. The stimulation providing device provides stimulation such that a user changes from a stabilization state to a perturbation state. The bio signal measurement device measures a first bio signal in the stabilization state and a second bio signal in the perturbation state. The controller controls a stimulation providing device or a bio signal measurement device based on personal identification information. The controller generates physiological function data based on the first bio signal and the second bio signal. According to the inventive concept, bio-signals are measured using continuously changing personal identification information and stimulation, so data optimized for health state evaluation may be collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Han Young Yu
  • Patent number: 11282602
    Abstract: Devices and methods for mobile monitoring of a drainage catheter are provided. A device may be configured to perform an operation of rendering a user interface. The user interface may be configured to provide an output interface configured to prompt a user to input catheter use information, catheter use information being information related to using the catheter to drain fluid from the patient. The user interface may be configured to provide an input interface for the user to input catheter use information. The device may be further configured to receive catheter use information input by the user through the user interface. The device may be further configured to generate catheter management information based upon the received catheter use information. A method for mobile monitoring of a drainage catheter may include using a processor to perform the steps the device is configured to perform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CareFusion 2200, Inc.
    Inventors: Palak Doshi, Shayna Massi, John A. Krueger