Patents by Inventor Karen P. Starr

Karen P. Starr 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: 20220015697
    Abstract: An infant warming system comprising a platform for supporting an infant, at least two chest electrodes configured to connect to and detect cardiac potentials from a chest of the infant, an ECG monitor configured to receive the cardiac potentials from the at least two chest electrodes and determine a heart rate based on the cardiac potentials, a pulse oximeter device configured to determine an SpO2 for the infant, and a processor configured to compare the heart rate for the infant to a first heart rate threshold and compare the SpO2 for the infant to a first SpO2 threshold. The processor can also adjust a display of the heart rate and the SpO2 on a display device based on the comparisons and generate a first care instruction via a user interface based on the heart rate, the SpO2, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Muge Pirtini Cetingul, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 11141104
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a frame structure, a platform for supporting an infant that is connected to the frame structure, a radiant warmer supported on the frame structure above the platform, an ECG connection port configured to connect to ECG electrodes, and an ECG monitor housed on the frame structure, the ECG monitor receiving cardiac potentials from the ECG electrodes connected to the infant. The infant warming system further includes a control system configured to process the cardiac potentials to detect each heart beat of the infant, calculate a heart rate for the infant based on a detected heart beats, and display the heart rate on a display device associated with the infant warming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Muge Pirtini Cetingul, James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20200411177
    Abstract: A method of controlling an infant care device includes identifying, via a location tracking system, a device location of the infant care device within a care facility by locating a device location tag on the infant care device, and also identifying any local clinician tags worn by a clinician within a predetermined area around the device location. The local clinician tags are compared to a list of authorized clinician tags to identify whether at least one local authorized clinician tag is within the predetermined area around the infant care device. User input is received at a user interface associated with the infant care device to modify operation of the infant care device. Operation of the infant care device is modified based on the user input only if at least one local authorized clinician tag is within the predetermined area around the infant care device at the time of receiving the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Woloschek, Steven M. Falk, Karen P. Starr, Elizabeth K. Devins
  • Patent number: 10596054
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module to automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Publication number: 20190290522
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module to automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Patent number: 10206807
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a stiffening device that is positioned within the center section to provide support for the infant patient during transport. A hold down device is included on one or both of the first and second side sections to securely hold tubes and wires connected to the infant patient during transport of the infant patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karen P. Starr, Alexander Flamm, Brian Murphy, Erik Askin
  • Publication number: 20190000703
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Publication number: 20180368762
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a frame structure, a platform for supporting an infant that is connected to the frame structure, a radiant warmer supported on the frame structure above the platform, an ECG connection port configured to connect to ECG electrodes, and an ECG monitor housed on the frame structure, the ECG monitor receiving cardiac potentials from the ECG electrodes connected to the infant. The infant warming system further includes a control system configured to process the cardiac potentials to detect each heart beat of the infant, calculate a heart rate for the infant based on a detected heart beats, and display the heart rate on a display device associated with the infant warming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Muge Pirtini Cetingul, James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 10052029
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a temperature sensor positioned to provide a temperature measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient temperature can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the temperature of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20180199731
    Abstract: A mattress for supporting a head and body of a patient is disclosed. The mattress includes an integrated deformable head support that can be molded into a desired shape to support the head of the infant. The deformable head support retains the desired shape after molding. The head support is received upon and extends above a top surface of a base layer of the mattress. The base layer and head support are formed from different materials where the material used to form the head support can be deformed and retains the desired shape. The head support has a U-shape or semi-ring shape to surround the top and sides of the head of an infant patient when the infant patient is positioned on the mattress. A cover layer is positioned over both the base layer and the head support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karen P. Starr, Steven M. Falk, Christen Pechman Bartley
  • Patent number: 9872807
    Abstract: A multiple patient infant warming management system comprises at least one temperature sensor for sensing at least one temperature of an infant warming device and a controller. The controller processes first signals for different temperature ranges of different temperature zones assigned to different patients to be concurrently warmed the infant warming device, receives second signals from the at least one temperature sensor indicating at least one temperature of the infant warming device and outputs adjustments based on the first signals and the second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck, Marjorie Chappelle McCue, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9861545
    Abstract: An infant care system creates a microenvironment about an infant patient. An environmental control device is operable to change an environmental condition within the microenvironment. An auxiliary sensor is operable to intermittently obtain auxiliary data. A processor operates the environmental control device based upon at least the intermittently obtained auxiliary data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James P. Cipriano, Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9839563
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170347917
    Abstract: A newborn respiration monitoring system includes a flow sensor that measures a gas flow and a CO2 sensor that measures a CO2 within the breathing circuit for an infant. The system further includes a resuscitation module executable on a processor of a computing system to receive the flow measurement and the CO2 measurement and determine respiratory information for the infant. A digital display is communicatively connected to the computing system and displays the respiratory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Sri Ramaprasad Prasad
  • Publication number: 20170347960
    Abstract: A mobile newborn care bed is configured to be positioned at a delivery location of an infant includes a bassinet containing a mattress for receiving the infant and a frame that supports the bassinet. At least two capacitive sensors are incorporated in the mattress that record cardiac signals, and an on-bed computing system is configured to receive the cardiac signals and determine a heart rate for the infant. A battery supported by the frame powers the on-bed computing system, and a digital display is communicatively connected to the on-bed computing system and displays the heart rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Matthew L. Riesser
  • Patent number: 9629759
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes an integrated vapor barrier that can be positioned to at least partially surround the infant when the infant is received on the patient transfer device to reduce evaporative cooling of the infant. The vapor barrier includes a support structure to create a canopy that holds the vapor barrier out of contact with the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170035629
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9504616
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160166795
    Abstract: The resuscitation method and device incorporates a T-piece and/or bag and mask resuscitation device that transforms into short term (and then long term) CPAP device. This results in continuum of respiratory care in the Delivery Room, and potentially in the nursery. The respiratory support is uninterrupted. The device can include a modular design, which adds heat and humidity in a modular way, when the long term CPAP requires it. The resuscitation device and method includes a PIP phase and a PEEP phase. This is driven either manually or by a finger and gas power. The exhalation phase is PEEP, where the PEEP is a small positive pressure to ensure the lungs remain open. When the baby is spontaneously breathing, meaning no longer in need of PIP, the PEEP can be adjusted to be continuous positive pressure, or CPAP. If the CPAP is short term, there is minimal need for heating or humidifying the air. When the CPAP is used longer term, a heater and humidifier can be applied to the air source of the CPAP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160081863
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes an integrated vapor barrier that can be positioned to at least partially surround the infant when the infant is received on the patient transfer device to reduce evaporative cooling of the infant. The vapor barrier includes a support structure to create a canopy that holds the vapor barrier out of contact with the infant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr