Patents by Inventor Karl Rautenkranz

Karl Rautenkranz 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: 5088051
    Abstract: A personal computer (A) generates print data which is conveyed from its printer output port (16) along a printer cable (18) to an associated printer (B). A remote telecommunications unit (C) is connected with the printer cable to receive the print data at an input port (20), pass the data from a printer output port (22) to the printer, and pass print data from a telecommunications port (52) to a telephone communications line (54). The print data is intercepted and a copy is stored in a disk memory (40). A dial-up means (42) dials the phone number of a central processing computer modem (60) to establish a telecommunications link. Thereafter, a telecommunications controller (48) conveys the print data from the disk memory to the modem (60). A form identification means (62, 62') identifies to which of a plurality of preselected forms each page of print data corresponds. From the generated form identification, a corresponding map (66, 66') is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: Medical Payment Systems
    Inventors: Robert G. Forsythe, Brian J. Barnt, Karl Rautenkranz, Fred R. Schraff, William H. Davis
  • Patent number: 4858121
    Abstract: A plurality of remote terminals (A) are each disposed in a physician's office and are connected by telephone lines or other electronic data communication with a central processing system (B). Each terminal includes a data entry key board (10) and a magnetic tape reader (12) for entering physician, patient, medical service, insurance, and other medically related data. The entered data is processed by a terminal processor (20) to incorporate previously stored data from an electronic data memory and to transfer and store entered medical transaction data to memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Medical Payment Systems, Incorporated
    Inventors: William B. Barber, William H. Davis, Karl Rautenkranz