Patents by Inventor Kristian Matti Karru

Kristian Matti Karru 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: 20210327576
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 11043302
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10959616
    Abstract: A non-invasive blood pressure monitor has a blood pressure cuff and a wireless blood pressure determination unit. The wireless blood pressure determination unit automatically determines the fastest method for measuring blood pressure of a patient based on an initial blood pressure measurement made while inflating the cuff.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Patent number: 10881314
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10681515
    Abstract: A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless device of the wireless MBAN; and indicating a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless MBAN by displaying an indication on the plurality of wireless devices. A wireless MBAN comprising wireless devices. The wireless MBAN comprises each wireless device being configured for an activation of a verification; and a plurality of the wireless devices being configured to display an identification upon the activation of the verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 10608886
    Abstract: A method for managing wireless devices in a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, comprises configuring the wireless MBAN based on all wireless devices of the MBAN comprising at least one sensor and at least one hub, by sharing identification data, battery status, and communication performance between wireless devices of the wireless MBAN; providing a plurality of the wireless devices with at least short range communication and long range communication; and configuring a first wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a master depending on battery status and communication performance. Thereafter, the method comprises configuring a second wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a new master if the battery status and communication performance of the master drops below that of the second wireless device; and routing data transfer within the wireless MBAN depending on the battery status and communication performance of the wireless devices of the wireless MBAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Patent number: 10375551
    Abstract: A method of associating wireless devices with a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, where the wireless MBAN comprises at least one host is provided. The method comprises activating the host to search for wireless devices in range; displaying a list on the host of available wireless devices in range, wherein displaying the list comprises displaying each wireless device on the list with a unique representation on the list and the same unique representation on the wireless device itself; selecting a wireless device on the list; and associating the selected wireless device on the list with the host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Publication number: 20190133484
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Publication number: 20190044355
    Abstract: The present application discloses a battery unit maintenance system for charging a plurality of batteries. The battery unit maintenance system includes a charging module having a first mating connector and a plurality of battery docking ports, each docking port configured to operatively connect to one of the plurality of batteries. The battery unit maintenance system also includes a processor configured to send information to and receive information from the batteries when the batteries are retained in the charging module. The battery unit maintenance system further includes an accessory portion having a second mating connector and a power connector, the second mating connector configured to releasably mate with the first mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Jun Hou, Kristian Matti Karru, Lei Xia
  • Patent number: 9918637
    Abstract: A system for monitoring patient physiological data is disclosed herein. The system comprises a wireless patient monitoring device with a known device identity having a first sensor for retrieving patient physiological data, and a data reception device comprising a processor for processing data received via a wireless communication protocol from the patient monitoring device and a memory for storing the known patient monitoring device identity, the memory being connected to an identity input device for entering the known patient monitoring device identity. The data reception device can receive and process identification data to obtain a patient monitoring device identity and to compare said identity with the stored known identity. When the identity matches, the data reception device is allowed to receive and process the retrieved patient physiological data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Kristian Matti Karru
  • Publication number: 20180013648
    Abstract: A method for verifying wireless devices connected to a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, is provided. The method comprises activating a request for verification by a user activating the request for verification on any one of the wireless devices; receiving the request for verification by the any one wireless device of the wireless MBAN; and indicating a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless MBAN by displaying an indication on the plurality of wireless devices. A wireless MBAN comprising wireless devices. The wireless MBAN comprises each wireless device being configured for an activation of a verification; and a plurality of the wireless devices being configured to display an identification upon the activation of the verification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Publication number: 20170372024
    Abstract: A method for managing wireless devices in a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, comprises configuring the wireless MBAN based on all wireless devices of the MBAN comprising at least one sensor and at least one hub, by sharing identification data, battery status, and communication performance between wireless devices of the wireless MBAN; providing a plurality of the wireless devices with at least short range communication and long range communication; and configuring a first wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a master depending on battery status and communication performance. Thereafter, the method comprises configuring a second wireless device of the wireless MBAN as a new master if the battery status and communication performance of the master drops below that of the second wireless device; and routing data transfer within the wireless MBAN depending on the battery status and communication performance of the wireless devices of the wireless MBAN.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Publication number: 20170347254
    Abstract: A method of associating wireless devices with a wireless medical body area network, MBAN, where the wireless MBAN comprises at least one host is provided. The method comprises activating the host to search for wireless devices in range; displaying a list on the host of available wireless devices in range, wherein displaying the list comprises displaying each wireless device on the list with a unique representation on the list and the same unique representation on the wireless device itself; selecting a wireless device on the list; and associating the selected wireless device on the list with the host.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Publication number: 20170086677
    Abstract: The present application discloses a system for monitoring blood pressure. The system comprises a blood pressure cuff including a connector having an identifier associated with a blood pressure cuff size and a blood pressure measurement device comprising an emitter and a detector, the detector operatively connected to a processor. When the blood pressure cuff connector is mated with the measurement device, the emitter is positioned to direct radiation at the identifier and the detector is positioned to receive radiation from the identifier and generate a signal. The processor then determines the blood pressure cuff size based on the signal received from the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Kristian Matti Karru
  • Publication number: 20170049343
    Abstract: A non-invasive blood pressure monitor has a blood pressure cuff and a wireless blood pressure determination unit. The wireless blood pressure determination unit automatically determines the fastest method for measuring blood pressure of a patient based on an initial blood pressure measurement made while inflating the cuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander
  • Publication number: 20160310047
    Abstract: A system for monitoring patient physiological data is disclosed herein. The system comprises a wireless patient monitoring device with a known device identity having a first sensor for retrieving patient physiological data, and a data reception device comprising a processor for processing data received via a wireless communication protocol from the patient monitoring device and a memory for storing the known patient monitoring device identity, the memory being connected to an identity input device for entering the known patient monitoring device identity. The data reception device can receive and process identification data to obtain a patient monitoring device identity and to compare said identity with the stored known identity. When the identity matches, the data reception device is allowed to receive and process the retrieved patient physiological data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Kristian Matti Karru
  • Publication number: 20160310005
    Abstract: A system for monitoring patient physiological data is disclosed herein. The system comprises a wireless patient monitoring device with a first sensor adapted for retrieving patient physiological data and a second sensor for retrieving patient biometric information and a data reception device adapted to communicate with the wireless patient monitoring device using a wireless communication protocol to send patient physiological data and patient biometric information from the wireless patient monitoring device to the data reception device. The data reception device comprises a processor for processing patient physiological data received from the wireless patient monitoring device and adapted to process said patient biometric information to obtain a patient identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Otto Valtteri Pekander, Kristian Matti Karru
  • Publication number: 20160183836
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman