Patents by Inventor Eugene Gershtein

Eugene Gershtein 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: 20190258860
    Abstract: A pill identification system identifies a pill type for a pharmaceutical composition from images of the pharmaceutical composition. The system extracts features from images taken of the pill. The features extracted from the pill image include color, size, shape, and surface features of the pill. In particular, the features include rotation-independent surface features of the pill that enable the pill to be identified from a variety of orientations when the images are taken. The feature vectors are applied to a classifier that determines a pill identification for each image. The pill identification for each image is scored to determine identification for the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Eugene Gershtein, Alan Jacobs, Alexander Gebala
  • Patent number: 10362467
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication between medical devices are provided. In some embodiments, commodity low power, low bandwidth communication protocols may be utilized to simultaneously convey multiple signals with high fidelity and reliability. For example, cardiac sound data and ECG data may be compressed using a common ADPCM component and inserted into a common BLE packet structure. Command-control data may also be inserted. Where required command-control data reporting frequency is less than the packet frequency, header bits may be utilized to convey multiple types of command-control data in a given packet byte position. Rolling packet sequence values may be inserted into the common packet structure, for use by receiving devices to identify link integrity failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: EKO Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Landgraf, Eugene Gershtein, Tyler Crouch
  • Patent number: 10229321
    Abstract: A pill identification system identifies a pill type for a pharmaceutical composition from images of the pharmaceutical composition. The system extracts features from images taken of the pill. The features extracted from the pill image include color, size, shape, and surface features of the pill. In particular, the features include rotation-independent surface features of the pill that enable the pill to be identified from a variety of orientations when the images are taken. The feature vectors are applied to a classifier that determines a pill identification for each image. The pill identification for each image is scored to determine identification for the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PerceptiMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Gershtein, Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Alexander Gebala
  • Publication number: 20180324568
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication between medical devices are provided. In some embodiments, commodity low power, low bandwidth communication protocols may be utilized to simultaneously convey multiple signals with high fidelity and reliability. For example, cardiac sound data and ECG data may be compressed using a common ADPCM component and inserted into a common BLE packet structure. Command-control data may also be inserted. Where required command-control data reporting frequency is less than the packet frequency, header bits may be utilized to convey multiple types of command-control data in a given packet byte position. Rolling packet sequence values may be inserted into the common packet structure, for use by receiving devices to identify link integrity failures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Connor Landgraf, Eugene Gershtein, Tyler Crouch
  • Publication number: 20180046862
    Abstract: A pill identification system identifies a pill type for a pharmaceutical composition from images of the pharmaceutical composition. The system extracts features from images taken of the pill. The features extracted from the pill image include color, size, shape, and surface features of the pill. In particular, the features include rotation-independent surface features of the pill that enable the pill to be identified from a variety of orientations when the images are taken. The feature vectors are applied to a classifier that determines a pill identification for each image. The pill identification for each image is scored to determine identification for the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Eugene Gershtein, Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Alexander Gebala
  • Patent number: 9842257
    Abstract: A pill identification system identifies a pill type for a pharmaceutical composition from images of the pharmaceutical composition. The system extracts features from images taken of the pill. The features extracted from the pill image include color, size, shape, and surface features of the pill. In particular, the features include rotation-independent surface features of the pill that enable the pill to be identified from a variety of orientations when the images are taken. The feature vectors are applied to a classifier that determines a pill identification for each image. The pill identification for each image is scored to determine identification for the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: PerceptiMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Gershtein, Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Alexander Gebala
  • Patent number: 9736625
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for wireless communication between medical devices are provided. In some embodiments, commodity low power, low bandwidth communication protocols may be utilized to simultaneously convey multiple signals with high fidelity and reliability. For example, cardiac sound data and ECG data may be compressed using a common ADPCM component and inserted into a common BLE packet structure. Command-control data may also be inserted. Where required command-control data reporting frequency is less than the packet frequency, header bits may be utilized to convey multiple types of command-control data in a given packet byte position. Rolling packet sequence values may be inserted into the common packet structure, for use by receiving devices to identify link integrity failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Connor Landgraf, Eugene Gershtein, Tyler Crouch
  • Patent number: 9456241
    Abstract: Techniques to create, generate, and deliver customized interactive program guide (custom-IPG). In one embodiment, selections indicative of a set of channels to be included in the custom-IPG are received. In response, one or more custom-IPG screens including the set of selected channels are rendered at a headend. Custom-IPG screens can be formed as subsets of the regular IPG screens, or as new screens. The rendered custom-IPG screens are provided from the head end to a set top terminal upon receiving a viewer request for the custom-IPG. Commands indicative of a particular location at which to overlay the custom-IPG screens may also be received, and the custom-IPG screens are re-rendered at the indicated location. Custom-IPG screens can be overlaid on a video sequence provided on a particular channel being viewed, used to carry regular program guide, or a channel independent of the channel used to carry regular programming and program guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Sadik Bayrakeri, Donald F. Gordon, John P. Comito, Edward A. Ludvig, Harold P. Yocom, Jeremy S. Edmonds, Eugene Gershtein
  • Publication number: 20160085940
    Abstract: Medication errors happen frequently in hospital, home, and pharmacy environments. A medication verification and dispensing system provides protection against such errors. The apparatus includes a guide tube that receives a medication and imaging device(s) adjacent to the guide tube that take image(s) of the medication. The imaging devices(s) and light source(s) are oriented for capturing images that reveal markings, color, size, shape, etc., of the medication. A verification system uses a signature of the image to identify the medication or compares the image(s) to reference images to identify the medication and to a prescription record of the patient to ensure it is a correct medication, dose, amount, timing, etc., for administration. If the medication is correct, it is dispensed into a dispensing vessel that locks the medication inside, but unlocks when it recognizes a unique patient identifier worn by a patient that is a correct recipient for the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Eugene Gershtein
  • Patent number: 9264711
    Abstract: A terminal for decoding and presenting encoded realtime and non-realtime interactive program guide (IPG) content including a realtime video portion and a non-realtime guide graphics portion. The terminal includes a demodulator operative to receive and demodulate a modulated signal to provide a transport stream, and a transport demultiplexer coupled to the demodulator and operative to receive and process the transport stream to provide a sequence of transport packets re-timestamped to synchronize encoded realtime content and encoded non-realtime content included therein. At least one video decoder is coupled to the transport demultiplexer and operative to receive and decode the encoded realtime and non-realtime contents to recover the realtime and non-realtime contents for the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A. Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S. Edmonds, John P. Comito
  • Patent number: 9251493
    Abstract: Medication errors happen frequently in hospital, home, and pharmacy environments. A medication verification and dispensing system provides protection against such errors. The apparatus includes a guide tube that receives a medication and imaging device(s) adjacent to the guide tube that take image(s) of the medication. The imaging devices(s) and light source(s) are oriented for capturing images that reveal markings, color, size, shape, etc., of the medication. A verification system uses a signature of the image to identify the medication or compares the image(s) to reference images to identify the medication and to a prescription record of the patient to ensure it is a correct medication, dose, amount, timing, etc., for administration. If the medication is correct, it is dispensed into a dispensing vessel that locks the medication inside, but unlocks when it recognizes a unique patient identifier worn by a patient that is a correct recipient for the medication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: PerceptiMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Eugene Gershtein
  • Publication number: 20150302255
    Abstract: A pill identification system identifies a pill type for a pharmaceutical composition from images of the pharmaceutical composition. The system extracts features from images taken of the pill. The features extracted from the pill image include color, size, shape, and surface features of the pill. In particular, the features include rotation-independent surface features of the pill that enable the pill to be identified from a variety of orientations when the images are taken. The feature vectors are applied to a classifier that determines a pill identification for each image. The pill identification for each image is scored to determine identification for the pharmaceutical composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Eugene GERSHTEIN, Alan Jeffrey JACOBS, Alexander GEBALA
  • Patent number: 9094727
    Abstract: Methods for slice-based encoding of program guides and user interfaces. The program guides include multiple video streams for picture-in-picture and other applications. A method for encoding the program guide includes encoding a first set of slices for each of a plurality of graphics pages; and encoding a second set of slices for each of a plurality of video streams. The user interfaces are multi-functional and may be used for electronic commerce and other applications. A method of generating the user interface includes encoding a set of slices for each of a plurality of objects, each object being characterized by an identity, at least one attribute, and at least one operation. In one embodiment of this method, the plurality of objects include an electronic commerce object, where the electronic commerce object is attributed with a first hyper text markup language (HTML) page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A. Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S. Edmonds, John P. Comito
  • Publication number: 20150169843
    Abstract: A prescription management system receives prescription information and manages containers filled with the prescription. The prescription is stored in the container and the container is attached to a tracking device storing prescription information. The tracking device is managed by the prescription management system and a tracking device, located on the container, that stores prescription information. Prior to dispensing the prescription to the customer, the prescription information stored on the container is verified with the customer by the prescription management system to ensure the correct container was retrieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Eugene Gershtein, Jennifer A.L. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8930998
    Abstract: Encoding program guides and user interfaces, which may include multiple encoded videos and multiple encoded graphics, is disclosed. The encoded videos may be combined together as an encoded composite video that is decoded to produce a display screen having each of the videos presented in a different region. Further, each one of the encoded videos may be combined with each one of the encoded graphics to form a second encoded composite video that is decoded to produce a display screen having graphic data presented in one region and a video presented in another region of the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A. Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S. Edmonds, John P. Comito
  • Publication number: 20140189749
    Abstract: A terminal for decoding and presenting encoded realtime and non-realtime interactive program guide (IPG) content including a realtime video portion and a non-realtime guide graphics portion. The terminal includes a demodulator operative to receive and demodulate a modulated signal to provide a transport stream, and a transport demultiplexer coupled to the demodulator and operative to receive and process the transport stream to provide a sequence of transport packets re-timestamped to synchronize encoded realtime content and encoded non-realtime content included therein. At least one video decoder is coupled to the transport demultiplexer and operative to receive and decode the encoded realtime and non-realtime contents to recover the realtime and non-realtime contents for the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A. Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S. Edmonds, John P. Comito
  • Publication number: 20140137155
    Abstract: Techniques to create, generate, and deliver customized interactive program guide (custom-IPG). In one embodiment, selections indicative of a set of channels to be included in the custom-IPG are received. In response, one or more custom-IPG screens including the set of selected channels are rendered at a headend. Custom-IPG screens can be formed as subsets of the regular IPG screens, or as new screens. The rendered custom-IPG screens are provided from the head end to a set top terminal upon receiving a viewer request for the custom-IPG. Commands indicative of a particular location at which to overlay the custom-IPG screens may also be received, and the custom-IPG screens are re-rendered at the indicated location. Custom-IPG screens can be overlaid on a video sequence provided on a particular channel being viewed, used to carry regular program guide, or a channel independent of the channel used to carry regular programming and program guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: c/o Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Sadik Bayrakeri, Donald F. Gordon, John P. Comito, Edward A. Ludvig, Harold P. Yocom, Jeremy S. Edmonds, Eugene Gershtein
  • Patent number: 8661465
    Abstract: A terminal for decoding and presenting encoded realtime and non-realtime interactive program guide (IPG) content including a realtime video portion and a non-realtime guide graphics portion. The terminal includes a demodulator operative to receive and demodulate a modulated signal to provide a transport stream, and a transport demultiplexer coupled to the demodulator and operative to receive and process the transport stream to provide a sequence of transport packets re-timestamped to synchronize encoded realtime content and encoded non-realtime content included therein. At least one video decoder is coupled to the transport demultiplexer and operative to receive and decode the encoded realtime and non-realtime contents to recover the realtime and non-realtime contents for the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Donald F. Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A. Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S. Edmonds, John P. Comito
  • Patent number: 8578419
    Abstract: Techniques to create, generate, and deliver customized interactive program guide (custom-IPG). In one embodiment, selections indicative of a set of channels to be included in the custom-IPG are received. In response, one or more custom-IPG screens including the set of selected channels are rendered at a headend. Custom-IPG screens can be formed as subsets of the regular IPG screens, or as new screens. The rendered custom-IPG screens are provided from the head end to a set top terminal upon receiving a viewer request for the custom-IPG. Commands indicative of a particular location at which to overlay the custom-IPG screens may also be received, and the custom-IPG screens are re-rendered at the indicated location. Custom-IPG screens can be overlaid on a video sequence provided on a particular channel being viewed, used to carry regular program guide, or a channel independent of the channel used to carry regular programming and program guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: Sadik Bayrakeri, Donald F. Gordon, John P. Comito, Edward A. Ludvig, Harold P. Yocom, Jeremy S. Edmonds, Eugene Gershtein
  • Publication number: 20120330684
    Abstract: Medication errors happen frequently in hospital, home, and pharmacy environments. A medication verification and dispensing system provides protection against such errors. The apparatus includes a guide tube that receives a medication and imaging device(s) adjacent to the guide tube that take image(s) of the medication. The imaging devices(s) and light source(s) are oriented for capturing images that reveal markings, color, size, shape, etc., of the medication. A verification system uses a signature of the image to identify the medication or compares the image(s) to reference images to identify the medication and to a prescription record of the patient to ensure it is a correct medication, dose, amount, timing, etc., for administration. If the medication is correct, it is dispensed into a dispensing vessel that locks the medication inside, but unlocks when it recognizes a unique patient identifier worn by a patient that is a correct recipient for the medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PERCEPTIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Alan Jeffrey Jacobs, Eugene Gershtein