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: 20160073889
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160074260
    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: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20150335510
    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: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Cipriano, Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20150257919
    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: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karen P. Starr, Alexander Flamm, Brian Murphy, Erik Askin
  • Publication number: 20150182406
    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: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck, Marjorie Chappelle McCue, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9066609
    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: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karen P. Starr, Alexander Flamm, Brian Murphy, Erik Askin
  • Patent number: 8708883
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the physiological conditions of a plurality of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The system includes a plurality of microenvironments, a plurality of environmental sensors to detect a first environmental condition in the microenvironments, and a plurality of external environmental sensors to detect a second environmental condition in the NICU. The system also includes a central processor that compares signals from the environmental sensors to signals from the external environmental sensors and determines a correlation between the first environmental condition and the second environmental condition. A method of monitoring the conditions of a plurality of infants is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Karen P. Starr, Aparna Katakam
  • Publication number: 20130340770
    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: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Karen P. Starr, Alexander Flamm, Brian Murphy, Erik Askin
  • Publication number: 20130158339
    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: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Cipriano, Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20120157796
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the physiological conditions of a plurality of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The system includes a plurality of microenvironments, a plurality of environmental sensors to detect a first environmental condition in the microenvironments, and a plurality of external environmental sensors to detect a second environmental condition in the NICU. The system also includes a central processor that compares signals from the environmental sensors to signals from the external environmental sensors and determines a correlation between the first environmental condition and the second environmental condition. A method of monitoring the conditions of a plurality of infants is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: General Electronic Company
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Ten Eyck, Karen P. Starr, Aparna Katakam