Patents by Inventor Douglas K. Dew

Douglas K. Dew 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).

  • Publication number: 20180301222
    Abstract: A web-based platform for guiding a user's encounter with a patient and for generating a medical record of the encounter. The web-based platform comprises a processor in communication with an output display device and an input user interface, a knowledge base. The processor outputs information to the output display device, accesses the knowledge base, and receives information from the input user interface. The output display device requests patient information in response to presented successive prompts for patient medical information. The prompts are responsive to the knowledge base and to prior responses to prior prompts as entered through the input user interface. The output display device presents a patient medical condition report based on responses to requests and prompts. ICD codes are included within the knowledge base and included within the patient medical condition report. The codes are determined, as applicable, as each prompt and response is entered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Applicant: AUTOMATED CLINICAL GUIDELINES, LLC
    Inventors: DOUGLAS K. DEW, SR., STEVEN J. HALPERN, HIBBARD ENGLER, DUANE STEWARD, DOUGLAS K. DEW, JR., DYLAN R. DEW, SANDIE A. STRATTON
  • Patent number: 7962348
    Abstract: A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript. The system comprises: a screen requesting patient identification information, wherein the patient identification information excludes a patient name and further requesting patient medical history information; a screen requesting vital signs information; a screen requesting selection of an anatomical region of the patient for examination, wherein the user selects an anatomical region responsive to the request; a screen providing a plurality of possible observed symptoms related to the selected anatomical region, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible observed symptoms; a screen presenting possible findings that may be observed during the physical examination, wherein the user selects one or more of the possible findings based on the physical examination and a screen displaying a patient transcript responsive to information entered into the previous screens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Steven J. Halpern, Frank J. Thomas, Charles E. Michaels, Jr., Clement C. Darrow, II, Clement C. Darrow, III, legal representative
  • Publication number: 20080242953
    Abstract: A system for guiding a user's physical examination of a patient and for generating a transcript.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Steven J. Halpern, Frank J. Thomas, Charles E, Michaels, Clement C. Darrow
  • Publication number: 20030032994
    Abstract: Apparatuses for controlling the surgical tissue heating process. An irrigation fluid pump provides both positive and negative pressure to allow the surgeon to accurately determine the condition of the tissue under both pressurized and non-pressurized states. The temperature of the irrigation fluid is monitored to ensure that the tissue is not overheated. The heating probe tip is supplied with a sleeve to control the heat profile during the surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Douglas K. Dew
  • Publication number: 20030033169
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating a patient's medical record. The apparatus comprises a data entry device and a plurality of clinical tree-like pathways that are traversed as data describing the patient's condition is entered, for example, by the physician during the course of a clinical examination. The physician is prompted as to the additional health information required to continue traversing the tree. Once an end “leaf” is reached, the medical record is generated based on the traversed path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventor: Douglas K. Dew
  • Patent number: 5409479
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the invention use a beam of laser emitted optical energy to effect wound closure and reconstruction of biological tissue. In response to input as to tissue type and thickness, a computer determines the output power, exposure time and spot diameter of the emitted beam to control the application of optical energy to produce thermal heating of biological tissue. The tissue is heated to a degree suitable for denaturing the tissue proteins such that the collagenous elements of the tissue form a "biological glue" to seal immediately and/or to reconstruct the tissue being heated without any injurious tissue shrinkage. In a given embodiment, the computer directly controls output power of the laser by regulating the laser's input current, and limits exposure time by deactivating a shutter mechanism when the predetermined time is reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Premier Laser Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Long S. Hsu, Steven J. Halpern
  • Patent number: 5140984
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the invention use a beam of laser emitted optical energy to effect wound closure and reconstruction of biological tissue. In response to input as to tissue type and thickness, a computer determines the output power, exposure time and spot diameter of the emitted beam to control the application of optical energy to produce thermal heating of biological tissue to a degree suitable for denaturing the tissue proteins such that the collagenous elements of the tissue form a "biological glue" to seal immediately and/or to reconstruct the tissue being heated. In a given embodiment, the computer directly controls output power of the laser by regulating the laser's input current, and limits exposure time by deactivating a shutter mechansim when the determined time is reached. Beam diameter is manually set in response to a displayed value for a sliding scale that controls the working distance between the end of a fiber optic beam guide and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: Proclosure, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Long S. Hsu, Steven J. Halpern
  • Patent number: 5002051
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the invention use a beam of laser emitted optical energy to effect wound closure and reconstruction of biological tissue. In response to input as to tissue type and thickness, a computer determines the output power, exposure time and spot diameter of the emitted beam to control the application of optical energy to produce thermal heating of biological tissue to a degree suitable for denaturing the tissue proteins such that the collagenous elements of the tissue form a "biological glue" to seal immediately and/or to reconstruct the tissue being heated. In a given embodiment, the computer directly controls output power of the laser by regulating the laser's input current, and limits exposure time by deactivating a shutter mechanism when the determined time is reached. Beam diameter is manually set in response to a displayed value for a sliding scale that controls the working distance between the end of a fiber optic beam guide and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Lasery Surgery Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Long S. Hsu, Steven J. Halpern
  • Patent number: 4854320
    Abstract: The method and apparatus of the invention use a beam of laser emitted optical energy to effect wound closure and reconstruction of biological tissue. In response to input as to tissue type and thickness, a computer determines the output power, exposure time and spot diameter of the emitted beam to control the application of optical energy to produce thermal heating of biological tissue to a degree suitable for denaturing the tissue proteins such that the collagenous elements of the tissue form a "biological glue" to seal immediately and/or to reconstruct the tissue being heated. In a given embodiment, the computer directly controls output power of the laser by regulating the laser's input current, and limits exposure time by deactivating a shutter mechanism when the determined time is reached. Beam diameter is manually set in response to a displayed value for a sliding scale that controls the working distance between the end of a fiber optic beam guide and the tissue site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Laser Surgery Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas K. Dew, Long S. Hsu, Steven J. Halpern