Patents by Inventor Lance S. Patak

Lance S. Patak 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: 9922168
    Abstract: A patient communication device for advanced patient communication and methods for making and using same. According to one embodiment, a patient communication device comprises a selection input mechanism for generating a message on a display, the message reflecting a patient request and an urgency level associated with the patient request. The selection input mechanism includes one or more of a button, keyboard and a touch screen. Further, the patient communication device includes a transmitter for transmitting the message to a central processing server and a status indicator on the display, the status indicator representing a transmission status associated with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Eloquence Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James Traughber, Lance S. Patak
  • Publication number: 20160284202
    Abstract: A patient communication device for advanced patient communication and methods for making and using same. According to one embodiment, a patient communication device comprises a selection input mechanism for generating a message on a display, the message reflecting a request for an interpreter. The selection input mechanism includes one or more of a button, keyboard and a touch screen. Further, the patient communication device includes a transmitter for transmitting the message to a central processing server and a status indicator on the display, the status indicator representing a transmission status associated with the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan James TRAUGHBER, Lance S. PATAK
  • Publication number: 20160267236
    Abstract: A provider device for advanced patient communication and methods for making and using same. According to one embodiment, a provider device comprises a receiver for receiving one or more messages from a central processing server, each of the one or more messages reflecting a patient request, an urgency level associated with the patient request, one or more action items associated with the patient request, and a lapse in time since receiving the patient request. The provider device also includes a display for displaying, based on the one or more messages, a patient listing including status information corresponding to one or more patients.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan James TRAUGHBER, Lance S. PATAK
  • Publication number: 20160267752
    Abstract: A patient communication device for advanced patient communication and methods for making and using same. According to one embodiment, a patient communication device comprises a selection input mechanism for generating a message on a display, the message reflecting a patient request and an urgency level associated with the patient request. The selection input mechanism includes one or more of a button, keyboard and a touch screen. Further, the patient communication device includes a transmitter for transmitting the message to a central processing server and a status indicator on the display, the status indicator representing a transmission status associated with the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Publication date: September 15, 2016
    Inventors: Bryan James TRAUGHBER, Lance S. PATAK
  • Patent number: 9361769
    Abstract: A method and system for advanced patient communication have been disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises providing a patient communication device through which a patient communicates a first message from a hospital bed. The first message is received at a central processing server. The first message is processed to identify an urgency level of the message. One or more additional messages are generated based on the first message. The one or more additional messages are transmitted to specific health care provider devices of specific health care providers who are expected to respond to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: ELOQUENCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan James Traughber, Lance S. Patak, Thomas Morphopoulos
  • Publication number: 20150213214
    Abstract: A system for facilitating communication with communication-vulnerable patients is disclosed. A plurality of objects in the form of images and/or words representing patient conditions and/or desires is displayed on an electronic display utilizing a computer program. An object is selected using electronic means, resulting in a word or phrase corresponding with the selected object being audibly transmitted through a speaker and/or a phrase or sentence being automatically generated and displayed on the electronic display so as to communicate the patient's condition or desire to a caregiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: July 30, 2015
    Inventors: Lance S. Patak, Bryan James Traughber
  • Publication number: 20140330575
    Abstract: A health care provider tracking system and method are disclosed. Such a method may include customizing a healthcare device user interface by presenting a first user interface on the healthcare device; receiving tag data having a healthcare provider identifier; sending the tag data to an authentication server; receiving an access token; and presenting a second user interface on the healthcare device different from the first user interface. The second user interface is configured based on the access token and the healthcare provider identifier. A healthcare tracking system may include a plurality of user tags and a plurality of healthcare devices configured to present a first user interface; obtain the tag data from user tags; communicate tag data; receive an access token; and present a second user interface on the healthcare device different from the first user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Eloquence Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan J. Traughber, Lance S. Patak, Brendon Dugan, Vaughn Teegarden
  • Publication number: 20120278104
    Abstract: A method and system for advanced patient communication have been disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises providing a patient communication device through which a patient communicates a first message from a hospital bed. The first message is received at a central processing server. The first message is processed to identify an urgency level of the message. One or more additional messages are generated based on the first message. The one or more additional messages are transmitted to specific health care provider devices of specific health care providers who are expected to respond to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: BRYAN JAMES TRAUGHBER, Lance S. Patak, Thomas Morphopoulos
  • Patent number: 8183987
    Abstract: A method and system for advanced patient communication have been disclosed. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises providing a patient communication device through which a patient communicates a first message from a hospital bed. The first message is received at a central processing server. The first message is processed to identify an urgency level of the message. One or more additional messages are generated based on the first message. The one or more additional messages are transmitted to specific health care provider devices of specific health care providers who are expected to respond to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Patient Provider Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James Traughber, Lance S. Patak, Thomas Demosthenes Morphopoulos