Patents by Inventor Herbert S. Weiner

Herbert S. Weiner 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: 8610562
    Abstract: A method for automatically locating an Ethernet patient monitor in one or more buildings includes querying, by a computing device of a central monitoring system, a switch using a Media Access Control address of the patient monitor, and receiving a port number to which the patient monitor is connected from the switch. The method also includes consulting a configuration file to determine a location of the patient monitor, and displaying a representation of the location of the patient monitor on a user interface representing at least a portion of the one or more buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, Brian T. Moons
  • Publication number: 20110187526
    Abstract: A method for automatically locating an Ethernet patient monitor in one or more buildings includes querying, by a computing device of a central monitoring system, a switch using a Media Access Control address of the patient monitor, and receiving a port number to which the patient monitor is connected from the switch. The method also includes consulting a configuration file to determine a location of the patient monitor, and displaying a representation of the location of the patient monitor on a user interface representing at least a portion of the one or more buildings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, Brian T. Moons
  • Patent number: 7770797
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a method for processing barcode data from one or more barcode scanners. The decoded data is reformatted in accordance with selected reformatting instructions and thereafter supplied to a software application for subsequent use. Preferably, the reformatting instructions can be customized by the end users, thus permitting the end users to adjust their system to receive previously unknown barcode formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, Jon K. Fo
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080217392
    Abstract: Disclosed in this specification is a method for processing barcode data from one or more barcode scanners. The decoded data is reformatted in accordance with selected reformatting instructions and thereafter supplied to a software application for subsequent use. Preferably, the reformatting instructions can be customized by the end users, thus permitting the end users to adjust their system to receive previously unknown barcode formats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, Jon K. Fo
  • Patent number: 7390299
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor is adapted to communicate with any one of plural medical telemetry networks, each having one or more central stations, where each network is configured to communicate via wireless communications using one of multiple different communications settings. The monitor includes one or more sensor inputs for receiving vital signs data from a patient, a wireless transceiver, and a controller coupled to receive the vital signs data via the one or more sensor inputs and to communicate with a network via the transceiver. The monitor also includes a display device and is controllable by the controller to automatically display a notification to a user of the monitor upon establishing communications with the at least one central station. There is also a method of monitoring a patient and a wireless medical telemetry system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell, Kenneth G. West
  • Patent number: 6988989
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system includes a central station adapted to receive vital signs data concerning a plurality of patients, and one or more transmitter/receivers associated with the central station. At least one patient monitor is configured to monitor a particular one of the plurality of patients by collecting vital signs data from the particular patient, and configured to establish communications with the central station and communicate the collected vital signs data to the central station via the one or more transmitter/receivers. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to identify the particular patient from the plurality of patients, and to inform the central station of the identity of the particular patient. The central station is configured to associate the vital signs data received from the at least one patient monitor with the particular patient. The system, transmitter/receivers and at least one patient monitor may be wireless or wired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2006
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell, Kenneth G. West
  • Publication number: 20030206116
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system includes a central station adapted to receive vital signs data concerning a plurality of patients, and one or more transmitter/receivers associated with the central station. At least one patient monitor is configured to monitor a particular one of the plurality of patients by collecting vital signs data from the particular patient, and configured to establish communications with the central station and communicate the collected vital signs data to the central station via the one or more transmitter/receivers. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to identify the particular patient from the plurality of patients, and to inform the central station of the identity of the particular patient. The central station is configured to associate the vital signs data received from the at least one patient monitor with the particular patient. The system, transmitter/receivers and at least one patient monitor may be wireless or wired.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell, Kenneth G. West
  • Patent number: 6616606
    Abstract: A wireless medical telemetry system includes at least one wireless patient monitor configured to monitor a patient by collecting vital signs data from the patient, and a first central station associated with one or more wireless transceivers, and adapted to establish communications with the at least one patient monitor and receive the vital signs data via the one or more wireless transceivers. A second central station is associated with the one or more wireless transceivers, and adapted to receive vital signs data via the one or more wireless transceivers. The second central station is configured to automatically attempt to establish communications with the at least one patient monitor and receive the vital signs data in place of the first central station in the event the communications between the first central station and the at least one patient monitor are lost. There is also a method for monitoring a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric G. Petersen, Herbert S. Weiner
  • Patent number: 6544174
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor is adapted to communicate with any one of plural medical telemetry networks, each having one or more central stations, where each network is configured to communicate via wireless communications using one of multiple different communications settings. The monitor includes one or more sensor inputs for receiving vital signs data from a patient, a wireless transceiver; and a controller coupled to receive the vital signs data via the one or more sensor inputs and to communicate with a network via the transceiver. The monitor also includes a display device and is controllable by the controller to automatically display a notification to a user of the monitor upon establishing communications with the at least one central station. There is also a method of monitoring a patient and a wireless medical telemetry system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth G. West, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell
  • Patent number: 6544173
    Abstract: A wireless medical telemetry system includes at least one wireless patient monitor configured to collect patient vital signs data, and at least one central station adapted to establish communications with the at least one patient monitor via a wireless transceiver, and to receive the patient vital signs data from the at least one patient monitor. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to transmit an end-communications signal to the at least one central station, and the at least one central station is configured to terminate the communications with the at least one patient monitor in response to the end-communications signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Welch Allyn Protocol, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth G. West, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell
  • Publication number: 20020013517
    Abstract: A wireless medical telemetry system includes at least one wireless patient monitor configured to collect patient vital signs data, and at least one central station adapted to establish communications with the at least one patient monitor via a wireless transceiver, and to receive the patient vital signs data from the at least one patient monitor. The at least one patient monitor is operable by a user to transmit an end-communications signal to the at least one central station, and the at least one central station is configured to terminate the communications with the at least one patient monitor in response to the end-communications signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth G. West, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell
  • Publication number: 20020013518
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor is adapted to communicate with any one of plural medical telemetry networks, each having one or more central stations, where each network is configured to communicate via wireless communications using one of multiple different communications settings. The monitor includes one or more sensor inputs for receiving vital signs data from a patient, a wireless transceiver; and a controller coupled to receive the vital signs data via the one or more sensor inputs and to communicate with a network via the transceiver. The monitor also includes a display device and is controllable by the controller to automatically display a notification to a user of the monitor upon establishing communications with the at least one central station. There is also a method of monitoring a patient and a wireless medical telemetry system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: January 31, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth G. West, James B. Moon, Nhedti L. Colquitt, Herbert S. Weiner, Eric G. Petersen, William H. Howell
  • Patent number: 4625288
    Abstract: A method of structuring vectorized data obtained by scanning a drawing or other document comprising the steps of displaying on a computer controlled display screen a template image comprising template lines and nodes corresponding to the acquired image data and selecting portions of the acquired image data to be designated for inclusion in a restructured image data set by using a screen cursor to select the corresponding template lines displayed on the screen. Inclusion designations are subsequently and selectively removed as desired from portions of the acquired image data from the structured data set by using the cursor to select the corresponding lines and nodes on the screen. When the desired portions of the acquired data set are selectively designated for inclusion in the restructured data set, all remaining designated data is copied into the restructured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 25, 1986
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert S. Weiner, William L. Mills, Charles E. Perkins, Chi-Leung Lau, Jeffrey P. Mayhew, Samuel Y. Gordon