Patents by Inventor Douglas S. Adams

Douglas S. Adams 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: 7439856
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for communicating, processing and responding to information reporting the status of health care patients. In one aspect, the invention provides a procedure for allocating the attention of health care personnel to issues and events that are reported in association with health care patients located within a health care facility. In some embodiments, assignment of health care personnel to health care patients can be configured according to a set of directives. The directives can direct assignment of personnel based upon many criteria including, but not limited to, the identity and/or location of a health care patient, an issue or event associated with the status of the health care patient, the relative availability of other health care personnel to respond to the issue or event, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, Douglas S. Adams, Jon K. F. Fo, Koo Lee, Steven D. Baker, Eric G. Petersen