Patents Examined by Robert Morgan
  • Patent number: 9913698
    Abstract: Disclosed is a medicine ingestion state management method capable of objectively managing medicine ingestion states of patients. The medicine ingestion state management method involves an operation of prescribing medicine (10) encapsulating, together with a medicament, a medicine information transmitting unit (20) having a function of transmitting medicine information capable of specifying a type and a quantity of the medicament to each individual patient, and an operation of grasping the medicine ingestion state of each patient by collecting the medicine information from each medicine information transmitting unit (20) in each patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kimura, Morihito Notani
  • Patent number: 9858631
    Abstract: A subscription-based personal medical information storage device comprises a data storage unit comprising a computer readable storage medium configured to store medical and non-medical information of a user, and facilitate the retrieval of medical and non-medical information of the user from a remote medical information storage device. The data storage unit is configured to automatically run an authentication routine upon connection with the general purpose computing device to confirm that the personal medical information storage device is neither lost nor stolen before granting access thereto. A communication module is configured to facilitate a communication connection with the remote medical information storage device, and wherein the remote medical information storage device comprises an advertisement module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent ID Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jason E. Farr, John G Coram, Greg T Meyers
  • Patent number: 9760681
    Abstract: Embodiments include an offline application, encrypted patient medical data records, and an encryption key that are stored in a cache of a browser application on the local computing device when a network connection is available. The offline application is accessed when the network connection is subsequently lost. Embodiments allow the user to access decrypted patient medical data records stored in the browser application cache, as well as create and access new patient medical data records when a network connection is offline. Any access to a patient medical data record when the network connection is offline may be documented in an offline-access record, an audit record that satisfies HIPAA Security Rule restrictions, that is created and encrypted. When a network connection becomes available, corresponding patient medical data records in the EHR system are updated or created according to the offline-access record and/or an offline-updated patient medical data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Practice Fusion, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Christopher Douglass
  • Patent number: 9642529
    Abstract: A health status monitoring and reporting system comprising a user-wearable armband and a gateway device is disclosed. The armband comprises a power source, a positional sensor and/or a movement sensor, a vital signs measurement device, and a transmitter operated. The vital signs measurement device generates output signals including an indicator of a health condition of the user. The transmitter is configured to receive outputs from the accelerometer and the vital signs measuring device, and transmit signals to an ultra low power network. The gateway device transmits data from the ULP network to a Wide Area Network for processing, data storage, notifications, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: eMobileCare Corporation
    Inventor: Khalid Umar Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 9047595
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for providing readable indicia for medical office payments. As such, a readable indicia may be presented at a point-of-transaction (POT) at a medical treatment providers for a user to select. The system may dynamically present the readable indicia based on the user, the treatments provided, and the user's insurance coverage. The user may select the readable indicia with his/her user device. Upon selection, the system may provide the user with expedited viewing of itemized treatments, insurance coverage for each treatment, and amount due for each treatment, co-pay amount, an amount to be paid by the insurance company, detectable information, and a total amount the user will owe the medical treatment provider. The system may receive authorization to accept the treatment and apply a payment means to the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Grossman, Laura Corinne Bondesen, Matthew A. Calman, David M. Grigg
  • Patent number: 9026453
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for providing readable indicia for healthcare codes. As such, a readable indicia may be presented at a point-of-transaction (POT) for a user to select. The system may dynamically present the readable indicia based on the user, the merchant, and the products of the transaction. The user may select the readable indicia with his/her user device. Upon selection, the system may provide the user with private viewing and selecting of alternative payment methods available to the user for that transaction. Alternative payment methods may include insurance or government programs. The system may receive authorization to apply one of the alternative payment methods to the transaction. As such, the invention provides private, yet expedited transaction capabilities using alternative payment methods at a merchant POT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Grossman, Laura Corinne Bondesen, Matthew A. Calman, David M. Grigg
  • Patent number: 9002077
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that include: applying an immunohistochemical stain, eosin, and a counterstain to a sample; obtaining a plurality of images of the sample, each of the plurality of images corresponding to radiation from the sample in a different wavelength band; decomposing the plurality of images of the sample to obtain component images corresponding to the immunohistochemical stain, eosin, and the counterstain; and generating a sample image based on the component images, where the sample image includes contributions from the counterstain and from one of the immunohistochemical stain and eosin, and substantially not from the other of the immunohistochemical stain and eosin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford C. Hoyt, Richard Levenson
  • Patent number: 8965098
    Abstract: A cell-image analyzing apparatus includes: a cell imaging system having an imaging optical system and an image sensor, for imaging cells that exist in a vessel; a cell-image analyzer for automatically analyzing a predetermined characteristic quantity on the cells using a cell image captured via the cell imaging system, upon delimiting cell regions; and a cell-contour emphasizing system for automatically emphasizing contour portions of images of the cells that exist in the vessel, which is arranged at a shot position of the cell imaging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Genta Amakawa, Kosuke Takagi, Yuichiro Matsuo
  • Patent number: 8913803
    Abstract: A method of determining an internal three-dimensional thermally distinguishable region in the living body is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a synthesized thermospatial image defined over a three-dimensional spatial representation of the living body and having thermal data arranged gridwise over a surface of the three-dimensional spatial representation in a plurality of picture-elements each represented by a intensity value over the grid. The method further comprises searching over the grid for at least one set of picture-elements represented by generally similar intensity values. For at least a few sets of picture-elements, the method defines a plurality of loci, each locus being associated with at least a pair of picture-elements of the set and defined such that each point of the locus is at equal thermal distances from individual picture-elements of the pair. The plurality of loci is used for determining the internal three-dimensional thermally distinguishable region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Real Imaging Ltd.
    Inventor: Israel Boaz Arnon
  • Patent number: 8897524
    Abstract: A method of processing a computerized tomography image is disclosed. The method comprises preprocessing the image using contrast enhancement weight function, thereby providing a preprocessed image having a first dynamic range; and applying a companding procedure to the preprocessed image, so as to reduce the first dynamic range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Hedva Spitzer, Hadar Cohen-Duwek, Yuval Barkan
  • Patent number: 8867815
    Abstract: A cell stethoscope 1 comprises a sample image input section 31 for inputting image information of a cell, an image display part 50 for displaying the image information to an observer, an area designation part 40 for designating a fixed area included in the image information in response to an operation carried out by the observer according to the image information displayed by the image display part 50, a frequency conversion section 32 for frequency-converting vibration information of the cell in the fixed area designated by the area designation part 40 into sound information, and a sound output part 60 for outputting the sound information frequency-converted by the frequency conversion section 32 to the observer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ikeda, Hidenao Iwai, Toyohiko Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8848995
    Abstract: A method of classification of image portions corresponding to fecal residues from a tomographic image of a colorectal region, which comprises a plurality of voxels (2) each having a predetermined intensity value and which shows at least one portion of colon (6a, 6b, 6c, 6d) comprising at least one area of tagged material (10). The area of tagged material (10) comprises at least one area of fecal residue (10a) and at least one area of tissue affected by tagging (10b). The image further comprises at least one area of air (8) which comprises an area of pure air (8a) not influenced by the fecal residues. The method comprises the operations of identifying (100), on the basis of a predetermined identification criterion based on the intensity values, above-threshold connected regions comprising connected voxels (2) and identifying, within the above-threshold connected regions, a plurality of connected regions of tagged material comprising voxels (2) representing the area of tagged material (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: IM3D S.p.A.
    Inventors: Silvia Delsanto, Lia Morra, Ivan Dmitriev
  • Patent number: 8768017
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an area dividing unit that divides an image obtained by capturing inside of a body lumen into one or more areas by using a value of a specific wavelength component that is specified in accordance with a degree of absorption or scattering in vivo from a plurality of wavelength components included in the image or wavelength components obtained by conversion of the plurality of wavelength components; and a target-of-interest site specifying unit that specifies a target-of-interest site in the area by using a discriminant criterion in accordance with an area obtained by the division.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yamato Kanda
  • Patent number: 8761477
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media for reconstruction of target locations and amplitudes from signals received from one or more real targets in a space are provided, wherein the signals are at least one of signals received from the near-field and broadband signals. The space is modeled as a region of interest, and an array manifold matrix is calculated from signals received from hypothetical targets in the region of interest. One or more signal vectors received from the one or more real targets are reshaped into a data vector. A hypothetical target configuration is identified that, when applied to a signal model comprising the array manifold matrix, matches the data vector, a reconstruction vector is calculated. The reconstruction vector is reshaped into a reconstructed representation of the real targets in the space, and at least one of outputting the reconstructed representation for viewing by a user, and storing the reconstructed representation for later use are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: University of Virginia Patent Foundation
    Inventors: William F. Walker, Francesco Viola
  • Patent number: 8751257
    Abstract: A readmission risk prediction model is generated and used for identifying patients having elevated risk of readmission and determining inpatient treatment and outpatient activities based on readmission risk. Readmission risk prediction models may be generated for a variety of different clinical conditions using logistic regression techniques. When a patient is admitted to a hospital, the patient's condition is identified and a corresponding readmission risk prediction model is employed to identify the patient's risk of readmission. The readmission risk may be presented to a clinician and employed to recommend interventions intended to treat the patient and reduce the probability of readmission for the patient. The patient's readmission risk may also be calculated after the patient has been discharged and used for planning outpatient activities for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Amland, Hugh Ryan, Jason Howard, Bharat Sutariya
  • Patent number: 8744816
    Abstract: A system includes a database and one or more computer devices. The database is configured to store database records associated with a group of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Ryan G. Bosch
  • Patent number: 8731954
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing Quality Assurance of the process of coding medical documents are disclosed. An audit of a coding process for a medical document is initiated by selecting and setting audit parameters. Using the selected parameters, a sample batch of coded documents is obtained from a universe of coded documents. The sample batch of coded documents is presented to auditor(s), and the auditor(s) provide corrections, which are recorded, and a score for each correction is calculated. A sample score, based on the corrections, is calculated in a manner that tracks to subjective auditor assessments of the process quality as being acceptable, marginally acceptable, or unacceptable, and which sample score accounts for the individual auditor subjectivity and an error.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: A-Life Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel T. Heinze, Peter Feller, Mark L. Morsch
  • Patent number: 8724872
    Abstract: A signal is reconstructed from multiple radiation sources. Data detected by a detector is accessed. The data includes a combined representation of radiation emitted concurrently from two sources of radiation. A representation of the radiation emitted from one of the two sources of radiation is determined from the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vitaliy Ziskin, Boris Oreper
  • Patent number: 8725531
    Abstract: An Internet based method for assisting in the rapid delivery of medical information direct to the site at which emergency assistance is being performed uses a global database for warehousing patient history information, which is fetched over the Internet on demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: A. Christian Tahan
  • Patent number: 8712131
    Abstract: A determination method for reinitialization of a temporal sequence of fluoroscopic images of an examination region of an examination object is provided. The examination region comprises a vascular system including arteries and/or veins. An acquisition time is assigned to each of the images representing a given distribution of a substance in the examination region at the acquisition time. A computer receives the temporal sequence of the images, determines an evaluation image corresponding spatially on a pixel-by-pixel basis to the images, and calculates a differential value between a pixel of the evaluation image at a time and a pixel at a preceding time during a time characteristic of the sequence. A reinitialization of the temporal sequence of the images is performed at a specific time and thereafter the determination method is started over and/or repeated. The specific time is determined as a function of at least one previously calculated differential value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marcus Pfister, Thomas Redel