Patents by Inventor Karl Erich Fankhauser

Karl Erich Fankhauser 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: 20180227369
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products related to scalable converged service computing systems for use in user-personalized areas within facilities to automate workflow management, and that may be implemented in on-premises physical appliances or public, private, managed or hybrid cloud infrastructure are disclosed. In one embodiment, a scalable computing system for facilities of large enterprises is disclosed, comprising a scalable number of room compute containers each associated with a physical area of a facility, where the room compute container includes capabilities to add sensors, devices and controllers, and mediate and orchestrate interactions between devices and sensors in the room with facility level applications and services to personalize the user experience. In another embodiment, the scalable computing system comprises a converged service computing system for integrating enterprise services with room controls, devices, sensors and monitors in a patient room in a health care facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Applicant: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
    Inventors: Nathan DuCray, Karl Erich Fankhauser, Trevor Hogberg, Ganesh Thondikulam, Ray Otsuka
  • Publication number: 20020103811
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for locating and exchanging clinical information. A method and system are provided for locating and accessing information across a network such as the Internet in a secure manner. With distributed health care records, the system makes it possible to access all parts of a patient's clinical health record even though individual records are dispersed across diverse organizations and providers. One or more servers contain a correlation system that accesses databases of universal person objects, and information on what records are available and where they are located. The universal person objects and location information is added to as the server receives metadata from providers. Providers who need to find a clinical record can access the server over the network. Once a record has been located, a provider can access a record in a standard format, and in a secure manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 1, 2002
    Inventors: Karl Erich Fankhauser, Brian Daniel Terbush