Patents by Inventor James R. Mault

James R. Mault 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: 20110313792
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing document management. The method includes managing a first record associated with a patient, wherein the patient controls access to the first record. In addition, a second record is managed, wherein the second record is associated with the patient. A health care provider providing care to the patient controls access to the second record. Access to the first record by the health care provider is allowed when the patient grants permission. Also, access to the second record by the patient is allowed when the health care provider grants permission. Both the first and second records are aligned during the period of mutual access.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MYTELEHEALTHSOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20110313791
    Abstract: A system and method for a campaign manager. The campaign manager is a complex health management toolset that allows a health organization to create, deploy, and monitor health programs targeted to a specific patient population by any health variable. The health programs are distributed through a campaign that can include a single health program or multiple health programs. As such, this provides a customized treatment to be offered to a specific population. Once the patient or group of patients enroll in a program, the health care professional of the health organization is able to monitor patient performance in the program using a triage dashboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MYTELEHEALTHSOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Adam Pellegrini
  • Publication number: 20110314054
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authoring and delivering single session health assessments to patients, and mapping patient information in the assessments to one or more interested parties. The method includes translating a form into an electronic form comprising a plurality of queries. The translation creates a session that is used to assess a particular health condition of the patient. Then, one or more patients are determined for targeting, wherein the patients need to respond to the electronic form. The electronic form in the form of the session is delivered to the one or more patients. A response is received to one of the plurality of queries from a patient. The response is mapped to a specific field in the database, depending on the type of response and the corresponding query. Then, the response is analyzed to determine whether the response is normal, or abnormal, or of interest to a party. When the condition is satisfied, the interested party is notified of the response, such as when the response is abnormal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: MYTELEHEALTHSOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20110161110
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring are described providing for online and/or remote monitoring of a participant, in accordance with one embodiment of the present invention. The system includes a first network access device providing access to a communication network. The first network access device is associated with a participant or user, and allows the user to access the communication network (e.g., accessing web sites on the interne). Also, the system includes a second network access device providing access the communication network. The second network access device is associated with a monitoring agent. The system includes a library of programs for use in monitoring users. For instance, one program monitors the health of a participant. Also, a program in the library of programs is assigned to the user. The program includes at least one interactive logic tree where upon completion by the user reaches a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Patent number: 7392193
    Abstract: A speech recognition module for a personal digital assistant comprises: a module housing designed to engage with an accessory feature of the PDA, such as an accessory slot; a microphone for receiving speech commands from the person; and a speech recognition system. A corresponding electrical speech command signal is communicated to the portable computing device, allowing control of the operation of a software application program running on the portable computing device. In particular, menu items can be selected for generation of a diet log for the person, for example during a weight control program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Microlife Corporation
    Inventor: James R Mault
  • Patent number: 7291114
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an individualized drug dosage is provided. The system includes a metabolic rate sensing means for sensing the metabolic rate of the individual. The system also includes a computing device having a processor, a memory, an input device, and a display device. The system further includes a data storage means operatively in communication with the processor, and the data storage means includes a drug database containing drug dosage data. The method includes the steps of determining a standardized dosage for a drug. The method also includes the steps of measuring the actual metabolic rate of the individual and determining a metabolic comparison factor by comparing the measured actual metabolic rate to a predetermined standard metabolic rate. The method further includes the steps of adjusting the standardized drug dosage using the comparison factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2007
    Assignee: Microlife Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Patent number: 7108659
    Abstract: A respiratory analyzer comprises a flow module, having a flow tube through which the flow rate of gases is determined using a flow rate meter, and a computation module, in communication with the flow module, operable to determine a flow rate of respired gases. The computation module may also be operable to determine a metabolic rate of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: HealtheTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynette Ross, Dirk Fengels, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr., James R. Mault, Christopher L. Sandys, Tom Kilbourn
  • Patent number: 6955650
    Abstract: An indirect calorimeter for measuring the metabolic rate of a subject includes a respiratory connector configured to be supported in contact with the subject so as to pass inhaled and exhaled gases as the subject breathes, a flow pathway, and a hygiene barrier positioned to block a predetermined pathogen from the exhaled gases. The indirect calorimeter also includes a flow pathway having a first end in fluid communication with the respiratory connector and a second end in fluid communication with a source and sink for respiratory gases. The flow pathway includes a flow tube through which the inhaled and exhaled gases pass, an outer housing surrounding the flow tube, and a chamber disposed between the flow tube and the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: HealtheTech, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr., Theodore W. Barber, Craig M. Lawrence, Timothy J. Prachar, Jeffrey C. Weintraub, Kevin S. Nason
  • Patent number: 6899683
    Abstract: An indirect calorimeter for measuring the metabolic rate of a subject includes a disposable portion and a reusable portion. The disposable portion includes a respiratory connector configured to be supported in contact with the subject so as to pass inhaled and exhaled gases as the subject breathes. The disposable portion also includes a flow pathway operable to receive and pass inhaled and exhaled gases, having a first end in fluid communication with the respiratory connector and a second end in fluid communication with a source and sink for respiratory gases. The disposable portion is disposed within the reusable portion, which includes a flow meter, a component gas concentration sensor, and a computation unit. The flow meter generates a signal as a function of the instantaneous flow volume of respiratory gases passing through the flow pathway and the component gas concentration sensor generates a signal as a function of the instantaneous fraction of a predetermined component gas in the exhaled gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Healthetech, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr., Theodore W. Barber, Craig M. Lawrence, Timothy J. Prachar, Jeffrey C. Weintraub, Kevin S. Nason
  • Patent number: 6899684
    Abstract: A method of determining a respiratory parameter for a subject using an indirect calorimeter is provided. The indirect calorimeter includes a respiratory connector for passing inhaled and exhaled gases, a flow pathway operable to receive and pass inhaled and exhaled gases having a flow tube within the flow pathway through which the inhaled and exhaled gases pass, a flow meter for determining an instantaneous flow volume of the inhaled and exhaled gases, a component gas concentration sensor for determining an instantaneous fraction of a predetermined component gas and a computation unit having a processor and a memory. The method includes the steps of initializing the indirect calorimeter and the subject breathing into the respiratory connector if the indirect calorimeter is initialized, sensing the flow volume of the inhaled and exhaled gases passing through the flow pathway using the flow meter and transmitting a signal representing the sensed flow volume to the computation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: HealtheTech, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Edwin M. Pearce, Jr., Theodore W. Barber, Craig M. Lawrence, Timothy J. Prachar, Jeffrey C. Weintraub, Kevin S. Nason
  • Publication number: 20040254501
    Abstract: A process for assisting a person to achieve a relaxed state includes providing a metabolic rate meter, determining the metabolic rate of the person at intervals using the metabolic rate meter, and providing feedback to the person, wherein the feedback is correlated with the metabolic rate of the person, so as to assist the person to achieve a relaxed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20040199083
    Abstract: An indirect calorimeter for measuring the metabolic activity of a subject includes a respiratory connector operative to be supported in contact with the subject so as to pass inhaled and exhaled gases therethrough as the subject breathes, and a flow tube forming a flow pathway for passing inhaled and exhaled gases therethrough, wherein one end of the flow tube is operatively connected to the respiratory connector and the other end of the flow tube is open, and a wall of the flow tube includes an opening. The indirect calorimeter also includes a flow meter adapted to generate a signal as a function of the instantaneous volume of inhaled and exhaled gases in the flow pathway that is in fluid communication with the flow pathway via the opening in the flow tube, and an oxygen sensor operative to generate a signal as a function of the instantaneous fraction of oxygen in the inhaled and exhaled gases in the flow pathway that is in fluid communication with the flow pathway via the opening in the flow tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Applicant: Cooley Godward LLP
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20040186389
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for determining a respiratory quotient are described. In one embodiment, a respiratory gas exchange monitor includes a respiratory gas conduit, a respiratory gas flow meter coupled to the respiratory gas conduit, and a respiratory gas sensor coupled to the respiratory gas conduit. The respiratory gas exchange monitor also includes a computation unit coupled to the respiratory gas flow meter and the respiratory gas sensor. The computation unit is configured to process outputs of the respiratory gas flow meter and the respiratory gas sensor to determine an amount of carbon dioxide produced by a subject and an amount of oxygen consumed by the subject, and the computation unit is configured to determine a respiratory quotient of the subject based on the amount of carbon dioxide produced and the amount of oxygen consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Edwin M. Pearce, Thomas E. Kilbourn, Geoffrey G. Moyer
  • Publication number: 20040186390
    Abstract: A respiratory analyzer comprises a flow module, having a flow tube through which the flow rate of gases is determined using a flow rate meter, and a computation module, in communication with the flow module, operable to determine a flow rate of respired gases. The computation module may also be operable to determine a metabolic rate of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2003
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Lynette Ross, Dirk Fengels, Edwin M. Pearce, James R. Mault, Christopher L. Sandys, Tom Kilbourn
  • Patent number: 6790178
    Abstract: Various physiological monitor modules are provided for use with computing devices such as personal digital assistants (PDAs). In some embodiments, the personal digital assistant provides the controls, display, and processing circuitry for the physiological monitor module. The personal digital assistant stores data from the physiological monitors so that the data may be used in various software applications. In other embodiments, the physiological monitor and the personal digital assistant include accessory slots sized to accept memory modules which may be used to transfer data therebetween. In yet other embodiments, the physiological monitors include data storage but do not include onboard processing capability, and data is transferred to a personal digital assistant either during or after use of the physiological monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Healthetech, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Mault, Noel Johnson, John Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20030226695
    Abstract: A method of assisting a person to achieve a weight control goal comprises determining a resting energy expenditure for the person using an indirect calorimeter, and converting the resting energy expenditure of the person into a number of resting points. The activity level of the person can be monitored or estimated, and converted into a number of activity points. The sum of activity points and resting points can be compared with the number of diet points consumed by the person, wherein the diet points are calculated based on calorie content and other nutritional values. The balance of these weight control points can be presented to a person, so as to assist the person succeed in a weight control program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20030220579
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an individualized drug dosage is provided. The system includes a metabolic rate sensing means for sensing the metabolic rate of the individual. The system also includes a computing device having a processor, a memory, an input device, and a display device. The system further includes a data storage means operatively in communication with the processor, and the data storage means includes a drug database containing drug dosage data. The method includes the steps of determining a standardized dosage for a drug. The method also includes the steps of measuring the actual metabolic rate of the individual and determining a metabolic comparison factor by comparing the measured actual metabolic rate to a predetermined standard metabolic rate. The method further includes the steps of adjusting the standardized drug dosage using the comparison factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2003
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Patent number: 6645158
    Abstract: An indirect calorimeter for measuring the metabolic activity of a subject includes a respiratory connector operative to be supported in contact with the subject so as to pass inhaled and exhaled gases therethrough as the subject breathes, and a flow tube forming a flow pathway for passing inhaled and exhaled gases therethrough, wherein one end of the flow tube is operatively connected to the respiratory connector and the other end of the flow tube is open, and a wall of the flow tube includes an opening. The indirect calorimeter also includes a flow meter adapted to generate a signal as a function of the instantaneous volume of inhaled and exhaled gases in the flow pathway that is in fluid communication with the flow pathway via the opening in the flow tube, and an oxygen sensor operative to generate a signal as a function of the instantaneous fraction of oxygen in the inhaled and exhaled gases in the flow pathway that is in fluid communication with the flow pathway via the opening in the flow tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Healthetech, Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20030208409
    Abstract: A portable computing device for assisting a person to locate a food retailer in view of a food preference of the person comprises a display; a wireless transceiver for communication with a communications network; a position location device; and a software application program adapted to transmit the food preference and the location of the person to a remote computer system over a communications network, to receive data from the remote computer, and to display food retail locations and menu lists complying with the food preference to the person on the display of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventor: James R. Mault
  • Publication number: 20030208110
    Abstract: A wrist-mounted device for assisting a person to maintain a calorie balance goal comprises a processor; a display; a product identifier input mechanism; an activity level input receiving an activity level signal correlated with the physical activity level of the person; a resting metabolic rate input mechanism; a database correlating product identifiers with nutritional data; and a calorie management algorithm, adapted to calculate a calorie balance from the calorie values of foods consumed, the resting metabolic rate, and the activity level signal, and to present the calorie balance to the person on the display. Embodiments of the wirst-mounted device are also useful in blood glucose control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 6, 2003
    Inventors: James R Mault, John Sanderson