Patents Examined by Sam Rimell
  • Patent number: 9747422
    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 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9740830
    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: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9710609
    Abstract: A system 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. The long-term care facility management computer programs include a patient prescription receiver and a medication dispensing apparatus administrator and are configured and operable to transmit dispensing instructions to the one or more pharmaceutical storage and electronic dispensing machines when no drug conflicts exist to thereby initiate packaging and dispensing of one or more disposable patient dosing packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TECH PHARMACY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Moncrief, James J. Martin
  • Patent number: 9547831
    Abstract: A system for monitoring use of a tool. The system may include an RFID tag coupled to the tool. A collar may be removably coupled to the tool and configured to be de-coupled from the tool prior to the tool being used. An RFID reader may be coupled to the collar and configured to transmit a first alert signal when the RFID reader is out of transmission range from the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua E. Laase, Thomas G. Whiteley, James W. McGrath
  • Patent number: 7590617
    Abstract: A desk top system patient information management system includes an integration interface for an existing healthcare system that provides access to a separate and existing document management system. The integration interface provides modifications (added controls) for a user interface of the healthcare system that allow a user to initiate access to the document management system. The controls include controls for making a query for a document such as a chart or patient notes and for modifying the document. The integration interface also includes objects (methods and data) that perform the access to the document management system based on the information of the user interface and provide the information requested to the interface for viewing and modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2009
    Assignee: American Management Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Voigt, Scott Allen Raimist
  • Patent number: 7483839
    Abstract: A wirelessly deployable, electronic prescription creation system for physician use captures into a prescription a patient condition-objective of the prescribed treatment and provides for patient record assembly from source elements, with privacy controls for patient and doctor, adverse indication review and online access to comprehensive drug information including scientific literature. Extensions to novel multi-drug packages and dispensing devices, and an “intelligent network” remote data retrieval architecture as well as onscreen physician-to-pharmacy and physician-to-physician e-mail are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Inventor: Christian Mayaud
  • Patent number: 7424479
    Abstract: A system and method for printing a file on a remote printer via an electronic message. A personal electronic device transmits an electronic message requesting a listing of available electronic files. The personal electronic device then receives an electronic message in response to the request containing a list of available electronic files. At least one electronic file is then selected from among the listing of available files. The personal electronic device then receives, from the remote computer, an electronic message containing the selected electronic file. The personal electronic device then forwards the message containing the file to an image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignees: Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Truc Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7409387
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for materialized query table matching are provided that include receiving a database query, retrieving a materialized query table (MQT) from data storage accessible to a database management system, selecting a join in the materialized query table between a table that is not invoked by the query and a table that is invoked in the query, determining whether the selected join is lossless, and expanding the query to include the lossless join if the selected join is lossless, expanding the query to include the lossless join. Determining whether the selected join is lossless may be carried out by losslessly joining the table that is not invoked by the query to the query, and determining whether the lossless join to the query matches the selected join of the materialized query table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: John David Dietel
  • Patent number: 7403916
    Abstract: Payee names in received financial statements can be substituted for the benefit of users. The financial statements can be electronically received from a financial services provider. The financial statements typically comprise transaction entries that comprise an original payee name. A user can indicate a preferred name for the original payee name. If a match exists between an original name and a preferred name, the preferred name can be substituted for the original payee name. If a match does not exist, an active payee table can be used to display an original payee name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Kevin Brownell, Justin B. Magaram, Sigmund Mandel, Jan T. Miksovsky
  • Patent number: 7403951
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring the similarity between SVG documents. The present invention involves reducing the respective documents to their minimal logical representations and then analyzing the representations using tree isomorphism techniques. Applications can then use this comparison data to more efficiently perform actions such as content compression, content streaming and content searching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Vidya Setlur, Michael Ingrassia, Suresh Chitturi, Tolga Capin
  • Patent number: 7392242
    Abstract: The cost of running a query (having a query range) on a multidimensional database may be estimated using a process factors criteria beyond merely the number of affected records. First, a materialized view of the database may be represented as a container of tuples, sorted by key. Then keys may be stepped through, each key representing a mapping of a combination of tuples from the container. At each step, the process may request the next smallest key in the query range greater than or equal to the key of the current step, which results in the tuple in the database whose key is the smallest, greater than or equal to the requested key, and determine if the resulting tuple is in the query range. The cost of the query may then be estimated as the number of tuples upon which the range check was performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Hyperion Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Baccash, Igor Nazarenko, Uri Rodny, Ambuj Shatdal
  • Patent number: 7392240
    Abstract: A system and method for finding a business entity in a database that matches input data. A web services interface accepts a match request and provides a best match. A pre-processing layer cleans, parses, and standardizes input data into terms. An application layer includes a match engine for processing the match request using the terms. The match engine evaluates and scores match candidates from the database to provide the best match and, optionally, an ordered list of match candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Scriffignano, David Allaway, Eric Gustafson, Amy Hayenhjelm, Edward Ohlson, Courtney Shipman, Larry Skahill, Sudip Chakraborty, Ajay Pillai
  • Patent number: 7383279
    Abstract: A framework is provided that uniformly stores in a central repository data collected from various locations in an enterprise computing network. One or more measurements for data of interest in the central repository are pre-calculated. The pre-calculated measurement(s) are normalized to reflect the relative importance of the data of interest in comparison to other data in the central repository. Reports may be generated based on the pre-calculated measurements for the data of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kailas Gangadhar Tare, Rajesh M Munshi, Sivaprasad V Padisetty
  • Patent number: RE46712
    Abstract: A data processing device provides for registers which can be formatted as segments containing numbers to which operations can be applied in SIMD fashion. In addition it is possible to perform operations which combine different segments of one register or segments at different positions in the different registers. By providing specially selected it is thus made possible to perform multidimensional separable transformations (like the 2-dimensional IDCT) without transposing the numbers in the registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Josephus Theodorus Johannes Van Eijndhoven, Fransiscus Wilhelmus Sijstermans
  • Patent number: RE46819
    Abstract: A method of snap-shot data training to determine the optimum timing of the DQS enable signal in a single read operation is provided. This is accomplished by first writing a Gray code count sequence into the memory and then reading it back in a single burst. The controller samples the read burst at a fixed interval from the time the command was issued to determine the loop-around delay. A simple truth table lookup determines the optimum DQS enable timing for normal reads. Advantageously, during normal read operations, the first positive edge of the enabled DQS signal is used to sample a counter that is enabled every time a command is issued. If the counter sample changes, indicating timing drift has occurred, the DQS enable signal can be adjusted to compensate for the drift and maintain a position centered in the DQS preamble. This technique can also be applied to a system that uses the iterative approach to determining DQS enable timing on power up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Gillingham, Robert McKenzie
  • Patent number: RE46847
    Abstract: A transmission device for a photosensitive drum includes a sleeve, a transmission unit disposed in the sleeve and capable of moving and rotating at the same time, an elastic member, and a shell receiving the sleeve and the elastic member so that a relatively larger radius section and a relatively smaller radius section of the elastic member exert elastic force on the sleeve and the transmission unit, respectively. The transmission unit has two engagement blocks and a receiving space between them. Each engagement block has an inclined outer surface, an inner surface, an inclined top surface and an engagement concave connecting the inner and outer surfaces. The engagement concaves are opened toward opposite directions for engagement with two pillars of a drive member of an electronic image forming apparatus respectively. As a result, the transmission device can be connected with and separated from the drive member smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: General Plastic Industrial Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: RE46863
    Abstract: A transmission device for a photosensitive drum includes a sleeve having at least one guiding groove, a transmission unit having a shaft disposed in the sleeve and capable of moving and rotating at the same time, an elastic member, and a gear member receiving the sleeve and the elastic member so that the elastic member exerts elastic force on the shaft of the transmission unit. The transmission unit has two engagement blocks and a receiving space between them. Each engagement block has an inclined outer surface, an inner surface, an inclined top surface and an engagement concave connecting the inner and outer surfaces. The engagement concaves are opened toward opposite directions for engagement with two pillars of a drive member of an electronic image forming apparatus respectively. As a result, the transmission device can be connected with and separated from the drive member smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Huang
  • Patent number: RE46964
    Abstract: A two-wheel, self-balancing personal vehicle having independently movable foot placement sections. The foot placement sections have an associated wheel, sensor and motor and are independently self-balancing which gives the user independent control over the movement of each platform section by the magnitude and direction of tilt a user induces in a given platform section. Various embodiments are disclosed including those with a continuous housing, discrete platform sections and/or tapering platform sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Solowheel Inc.
    Inventor: Shane Chen
  • Patent number: RE47037
    Abstract: A method for processing taxpayer source documents is disclosed. The method may include receiving proforma data and an electronic image of a taxpayer source document, determining a type of tax statement for the taxpayer source document from the electronic image of the taxpayer source document and using the proforma data, a database, and business rules to verify the type of the tax statement for the electronic image of the taxpayer source document. This can be done by searching for an identification code within the electronic image of the taxpayer source document to determine whether the identification code matches the proforma data. The method can also include extracting data from the electronic image of the taxpayer source document and determining if the extracted data from the electronic image of the taxpayer source document has an error. Once the data is extracted, the method can also include creating an electronic document that includes the extracted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SUREPREP, LLC
    Inventor: David A. Wyle
  • Patent number: RE47144
    Abstract: Patrons at a restaurant or bar can pay at their table using credit cards, without involving the restaurant or bar cashier and/or wait staff. Patrons are assisted using this system in dividing the bill by displaying the amount due (including tax) and allowing each patron to enter the amount they wish to pay. When the initial bill is presented, a balance due will be displayed and the indication will be provided that the bill has yet to be paid in full. As each transaction is entered, a running total will be displayed indicating the remaining balance due. When the running total reaches zero, the bill is paid in full, and an indication will be provided, such as by illuminating a green indicator light or by displaying a balance due of $0.00.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation, Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Rodney Charles Dunsmore, Steven Lee Harrington, Mark Christan Speich