Patents by Inventor Edward J. Schifman

Edward J. Schifman 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: 9081886
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications or supplies to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes one or more modules housing one or more compartmentalized drawers. Access to each drawer is controlled by a lockable door, and each the drawer may only be slid from the module housing the drawer in response to a signal. A series of lights direct the user to the appropriate drawer and the appropriate compartment of the relevant drawer to remove the appropriate medication or supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, Matthew J. Beck
  • Patent number: 8412375
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications or supplies to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes one or more modules housing one or more compartmentalized drawers. Access to each drawer is controlled by a lockable door, and each the drawer may only be slid from the module housing the drawer in response to a signal. A series of lights direct the user to the appropriate drawer and the appropriate compartment of the relevant drawer to remove the appropriate medication or supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, Matthew J. Beck
  • Patent number: 8308414
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. The medication storage bin includes a bulk bin loading drawing for loading medication storage bins into the medication dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, William A. Bedore
  • Patent number: 8251629
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication-storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. In some embodiments, the doors provide a variable-sized opening and, in some instances, the opening matches the size of a bin containing medications selected for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, William A Bedore
  • Patent number: 8090472
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. The medication storage bin includes multiple sub-compartments, each configured to receive a single medically related item. The medication storage bin is moved through the opening to present the first sub-compartment containing a medically related item, while other sub-compartment containing medically related items remain within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, William A. Bedore
  • Patent number: 7673771
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring unit-based doses of certain medications to be administered to a patient. The dispenser includes a frame and one or more cartridges that may be mounted onto the frame. A set of slots sized for holding unit-based doses of medication extend through a body portion of the cartridge. A movement device is also positioned relative to the frame and is configured to induce movement of selected unit-based medication doses out of associated slots in the cartridge, so that the dispensed doses may be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Bedore, Edward J. Schifman
  • Patent number: 7673772
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring unit-based doses of certain medications to be administered to a patient. The dispenser includes a frame and one or more cartridges that may be mounted onto the frame. A set of slots sized for holding unit-based doses of medication extend through a body portion of the cartridge. A movement device is also positioned relative to the frame and is configured to induce movement of selected unit-based medication doses out of associated slots in the cartridge, so that the dispensed doses may be retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Bedore, Edward J. Schifman
  • Publication number: 20090114672
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. The medication storage bin includes multiple sub-compartments, each configured to receive a single medically related item. The medication storage bin is moved through the opening to present the first sub-compartment containing a medically related item, while other sub-compartment containing medically related items remain within the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, William A. Bedore
  • Publication number: 20090108017
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. The medication storage bin includes a bulk bin loading drawing for loading medication storage bins into the medication dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Schifman, William A. Bedore
  • Publication number: 20080264967
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes an enclosure providing a secure environment for storing medications in multiple sized medication-storage bins. The medication storage bins are hung in storage racks located within the enclosure. A robot system is also provided within the enclosure for moving bins between the storage racks and a medication dispensing area. The medication dispensing area includes doors configured to open to define an opening for passing a selected bin through the enclosure. In some embodiments, the doors provide a variable-sized opening and, in some instances, the opening matches the size of a bin containing medications selected for dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: EDWARD J. SCHIFMAN, WILLIAM A. BEDORE
  • Publication number: 20080264962
    Abstract: A medication dispenser provides automation to the steps of locating and acquiring medications or supplies to be administered to a patient. The medication dispenser includes one or more modules housing one or more compartmentalized drawers. Access to each drawer is controlled by a lockable door, and each the drawer may only be slid from the module housing the drawer in response to a signal. A series of lights direct the user to the appropriate drawer and the appropriate compartment of the relevant drawer to remove the appropriate medication or supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: EDWARD J. SCHIFMAN, MATTHEW J. BECK
  • Patent number: 4032152
    Abstract: Equipment for playing a board game is disclosed. The equipment includes a modified checkerboard having a plurality of apertures therein, two sets of courier pegs adapted to move on the checkerboard and fit into the apertures, and a pair of key markers dimensioned to fit over the courier pegs. Each player has a key marker and the object of the game is to get the key marker from one side of the checkerboard to the other by moving from courier peg to courier peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1977
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward J. Schifman
  • Patent number: 3989253
    Abstract: A game board apparatus is disclosed for playing a variant of the game of checkers. The game board is similar to a checkerboard, having alternating light and dark colored squares or alternatively, plain and textured squares. Unlike checkers, however, the two center rows of the game board are replaced by a channel adapted to receive two rows of vector tiles therein. The vector tiles alter the normal movement of playing pieces thereon. A piece landing on a vector tile is constrained to move only in the directions indicated by the particular directional indicia on the tile. At the start of each game, the vector tiles are removed from the channel and replaced in a different order thereby to vary the movement constraints for the next game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1976
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Incorporated
    Inventor: Edward J. Schifman
  • Patent number: 3946522
    Abstract: A device for growing houseplants is disclosed. The device is adapted to extend from a window such that the plants provided therein receive adequate sunlight. The device is enclosed on all sides extending from the window to protect the plants from exposure to temperature excesses. The rear of the box is open and communicates with the interior of a room to maintain the plants at a temperature substantially equivalent to the indoor temperature. The device is provided with a pull-out drawer to provide easy access to the plants and vents for permitting outside air to enter the device. Flexible baffle curtains are provided so that the entire window area through which the planter box extends may be closed off from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Schifman
  • Patent number: 3946939
    Abstract: A mailbox having a platform for receiving mail and a cover for providing weather protection is disclosed. The cover is pivotably mounted to the center of the platform and may be opened by a latch on either side thereof. When either latch is opened, the cover rotates to provide access to the platform, and the latch on the opposite side drops free of the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1976
    Assignee: Aladdin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward J. Schifman