Patents by Inventor Alan J. Eisenberg

Alan J. Eisenberg has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5970503
    Abstract: A method for controlling a database comprises storing field definitions defining a version of the database, storing an effectivity table including descriptors corresponding to the versions and field definitions and an effective date for each and storing records with data for the fields along with a date when the record was created. When the version of the database is changed, only revised field definitions are stored and the stored effectivity table is updated only with changes in a state of field definitions and/or version changes and the effective date thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 19, 1999
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 5796759
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing the medical risk of a given outcome for a patient comprises obtaining test data from a given patient corresponding to at least one test marker for predicting the medical risk of a given outcome and obtaining at least one variable relating to the given patient and transforming the test data with the variable to produce transformed data for each test markers. A database of transformed data from previously assessed patients is provided and mean and standard deviation values are determined from the database in accordance with the actual occurrence of the given outcome for previously assessed patients. The transformed data is compared with the mean and standard deviation values to assess the likelihood of the given outcome for the given patient and the database is updated with the actual occurrence for the given patient, whereby the determined mean and standard deviation will be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander Adelson
  • Patent number: 5594637
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing the medical risk of a given outcome for a patient comprises obtaining test data from a given patient corresponding to at least one test marker for predicting the medical risk of a given outcome and obtaining at least one variable relating to the given patient and transforming the test data with the variable to produce transformed data for each test markers. A database of transformed data from previously assessed patients is provided and mean and standard deviation values are determined from the database in accordance with the actual occurrence of the given outcome for previously assessed patients. The transformed data is compared with the mean and standard deviation values to assess the likelihood of the given outcome for the given patient and the database is updated with the actual occurrence for the given patient, whereby the determined mean and standard deviation will be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander Adelson
  • Patent number: 5572671
    Abstract: A method for operating application software in a safety critical environment, comprises loading application software into a computing system, linking the computing system to a set of safety critical rules to verify that the safety critical operations performed by the computing system satisfy rule criteria and running the application software in the computing system. Safety critical operations are performed as background functions during the running of the application software and if a failure to satisfy criteria for a safety critical operation is detected, the system determines the application specific operation being currently performed. The criteria, the action to be taken or both is dynamically adjusted if the currently performed application specific operation is critical operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1996
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander M. Adelson
  • Patent number: 5561767
    Abstract: A system and method for operating application software in a safety critical environment have a data processor for effecting processing operations and an intermediate shell for interacting with an operating system and application software. A safety critical processor is receptive of a series of timing signals from the intermediate shell for determining that a time interval between two of the series of timing signals is greater than a predetermined value thereby constituting a potential safety critical failure and indicates a potential safety critical failure to the intermediate shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Base 10 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander M. Adelson, James A. Eby, Joel E. Medeiros
  • Patent number: 5553237
    Abstract: A safety critical monitoring system and method for a microprocessor controlled embedded system has application specific program logic including a defined set of safety critical rules for the application system corresponding to criteria for safety critical operations to be performed by the central processing unit in accordance with the application specific program logic. The operating system or central processing unit is linked to the stored set of safety critical rules for verifying that the safety critical operations performed in accordance with the application specific program logic meet the criteria set by the safety critical rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1996
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander M. Adelson, James A. Eby
  • Patent number: 5521849
    Abstract: A system and method for operating application software in a safety critical environment comprises providing a data processor having an operating system for effecting processing operations and an intermediate shell which interacts with the operating system and application software to emulate a safety critical environment to the application software. The application software is run by interacting solely with the intermediate shell to effect a safety critical environment therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Adelson, Alan J. Eisenberg, Richard J. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 5506792
    Abstract: A system and method for operating application software in a safety critical environment comprises providing a data processor having an operating system for effecting processing operations and an intermediate shell which interacts with the operating system and application software to emulate a safety critical environment to the application software. The application software is run by interacting solely with the intermediate shell to effect a safety critical environment therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Base 10 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Adelson, Alan J. Eisenberg, Richard J. Farrelly
  • Patent number: 5493665
    Abstract: A portable memory device and method of securing the integrity of data stored therein. The integrity of the stored data is secured by writing input data into the device in a preselected range of storage locations between a first address and a last address, storing a starting address corresponding to a memory address between the first address and the last address, sequentially addressing the memory from the starting address and writing input data into each of the sequentially addressed storage locations. The writing of input data sequentially from the first address to the last address constitutes a memory cycle and the number of the current memory cycle is stored in the device. The stored output data is transmitted outside of the device along with the number of the current memory cycle, so that each storage location in the range of storage locations has a memory cycle number associated with the data stored therein to indicate if an overwrite and therefore a loss in the integrity of the data has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Base 10 Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 5492117
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing the medical risk of a given outcome for a patient comprises obtaining test data from a given patient corresponding to at least one test marker for predicting the medical risk of a given outcome and obtaining at least one variable relating to the given patient and transforming the test data with the variable to produce transformed data for each test markers. A database of transformed data from previously assessed patients is provided and mean and standard deviation values are determined from the database in accordance with the actual occurrence of the given outcome for previously assessed patients. The transformed data is compared with the mean and standard deviation values to assess the likelihood of the given outcome for the given patient and the database is updated with the actual occurrence for the given patient, whereby the determined mean and standard deviation will be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Assignee: Base Ten Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. Eisenberg, Alexander Adelson
  • Patent number: 5354974
    Abstract: An automatic teller system and a method of operating same wherein the system can receive a personalized normal PIN number and emergency PIN number from a user. If the user enters the emergency PIN number, the system determines that it is an emergency PIN number and actuates a silent alarm. The system will also simulate a normal transaction so as to not alert a thief or potential thief that the alarm has been actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1994
    Assignee: Base 10 Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 5339261
    Abstract: A system and method for operating application software in a safety critical environment comprises providing a data processor having an operating system for effecting processing operations and an intermediate shell which interacts with the operating system and application software to emulate a safety critical environment to the application software. The application software is run by interacting solely with the intermediate shell to effect a safety critical environment therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Base 10 Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Adelson, Alan J. Eisenberg, Richard J. Farrelly