Patents by Inventor Lee TANENBAUM

Lee TANENBAUM 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: 20190336673
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Martin CRNKOVICH, Lee TANENBAUM, Michael Emmanuel KOTSOS, Fei WANG, Alex BROWN
  • Patent number: 10441704
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Crnkovich, Lee Tanenbaum, Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Fei Wang, Alex Brown
  • Patent number: 9972158
    Abstract: A method is described for the automatic determination of a planogram in a vending machine using image processing. Novel steps include the use of a Gaussian map in a two-dimensional color space, such as the HS plane, to create high-dimensionally color vectors for all and for selected portions of images. Multiple feature detection/extraction algorithms are run between multiple idealized reference images for a product and one image from one vending machine coil location. The large resulting candidate feature list is pruned in a series of steps using both color and gray-scale color vectors and small area image matching around features. Remaining candidate features are ranked by a RANSAC outlier removal step, with the top ranked product then being the correct product in that coil in the planogram. Steps are repeated for all coils in a vending machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cantaloupe Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Schtein, Lee Tanenbaum, Justin Grant, Mandeep Arora
  • Publication number: 20180093033
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Crnkovich, Lee Tanenbaum, Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Fei Wang, Alex Brown
  • Publication number: 20180096555
    Abstract: A method is described for the automatic determination of a planogram in a vending machine using image processing. Novel steps include the use of a Gaussian map in a two-dimensional color space, such as the HS plane, to create high-dimensionally color vectors for all and for selected portions of images. Multiple feature detection/extraction algorithms are run between multiple idealized reference images for a product and one image from one vending machine coil location. The large resulting candidate feature list is pruned in a series of steps using both color and gray-scale color vectors and small area image matching around features. Remaining candidate features are ranked by a RANSAC outlier removal step, with the top ranked product then being the correct product in that coil in the planogram. Steps are repeated for all coils in a vending machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Cantaloupe Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Schtein, Lee Tanenbaum, Justin Grant, Mandeep Arora
  • Patent number: 9833554
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Crnkovich, Lee Tanenbaum, Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Fei Wang, Alex Brown
  • Publication number: 20170173251
    Abstract: A portable adapter is provided that can include a closure system configured to control the flow of blood and/or dialysate between the adapter and a blood treatment apparatus. Modular systems are also provided that include the portable adapter engaged with various units such as a portable blood processing module, a non-portable base module, and/or a remote module. Methods of conducting blood treatments such as blood circulation, hemodialysis, and hemofiltration, hemodiafiltration, using the modular systems are also provided. The systems, units, and methods enable the engagement and disengagement of the adapter from the various units to conduct, interrupt, and resume blood treatments without disconnecting the adapter from the vasculature of a patient. Modular systems including interchangeable portable and base modules configured for various blood treatments are also provided that can be engaged and disengaged with each other without disconnecting the portable module from the vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, Donovan Halliburton, Eric Hoffstetter
  • Publication number: 20160228631
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin CRNKOVICH, Lee TANENBAUM, Michael Emmanuel KOTSOS, Fei WANG, Alex BROWN
  • Publication number: 20160206800
    Abstract: A remote monitoring mobile application may be installed and executed on a remote interface device. By streaming a log of the treatment data, attending HCPs may have continual access to the dialysis machine and patient data at the treatment center. In various embodiments, the data may be streamed to a server accessible by the remote interface device and/or directly to the remote interface device. The operator is able to log into the application on the remote interface device to access dialysis machine data and/or patient data during treatment. The HCP, through the application, is able to monitor the data at the treatment center and may set “soft” limits to warn the HCP of problems during the treatment before alarms or other treatment-disruptive actions occur at the dialysis machine. The remote monitoring mobile application may be software downloaded from a network and/or otherwise installed on the remote interface device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Lee Tanenbaum, Fei Wang, Aleo Mok, Matthew John Doyle
  • Patent number: 9310803
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the vehicle navigation system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the vehicle is operating. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Publication number: 20150323328
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the vehicle navigation system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the vehicle is operating. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Publication number: 20150261221
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is under the control of the autonomous vehicle control system. A vehicle is also provided that includes a navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface between the navigation system and the dialysis machine. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Publication number: 20150261220
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is under the control of the autonomous vehicle control system. A vehicle is also provided that includes a navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface between the navigation system and the dialysis machine. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Publication number: 20150260538
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the vehicle navigation system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the vehicle is operating. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Publication number: 20150253860
    Abstract: A system provides non-contact electric field (E-field) gesture interfacing with a medical device, such as a dialysis machine. A E-field device provides for gesture detection and command recognition of the gesture by a user, such as a health care practitioner (HCP), in connection with navigating and activating screens of a dialysis machine during a dialysis treatment without requiring the HCP to physically contact the dialysis machine. With the described system, the HCP does not need to re-glove each time a change is made to an on-going dialysis treatment when interfacing with a graphical display of the dialysis machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Merics, Alexander Brown, Lee Tanenbaum, Colin Weaver
  • Patent number: 9128485
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is under the control of the autonomous vehicle control system. A vehicle is also provided that includes a navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface between the navigation system and the dialysis machine. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Patent number: 9127960
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a vehicle navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the vehicle navigation system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the vehicle is operating. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Patent number: 9128484
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is under the control of the autonomous vehicle control system. A vehicle is also provided that includes a navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface between the navigation system and the dialysis machine. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Patent number: 9081382
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle is provided that includes an autonomous vehicle control system, a dialysis machine, and an interface providing an electrical communication between the dialysis machine and the autonomous vehicle control system. The dialysis machine is configured to perform a dialysis treatment on a patient while the autonomous vehicle is under the control of the autonomous vehicle control system. A vehicle is also provided that includes a navigation system, a dialysis machine, and an interface between the navigation system and the dialysis machine. The vehicle can be a car, a train, a plane, or another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Doyle, Lee Tanenbaum, John Tong
  • Patent number: 8960010
    Abstract: A system for controlling the position of a diaphragm in a diaphragm-containing pressure pod, is provided. The system can include a peristaltic pump, a pressure pod having a flow-through fluid side and a gas side that are separated by a diaphragm, and a pressure sensor operatively connected to the gas side. The pressure sensor is configured to sense pulses of pressure resulting from movement of the diaphragm and caused by the action of the peristaltic pump. A gas source and a valve can be in fluid communication with the gas side of the pressure pod and can be configured to provide gas to, or vent gas from, the gas side. A controller receives pressure signals from the pressure sensor and controls the valve in response, and in so doing, controls the position of the diaphragm. Methods for positioning the diaphragm are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Crnkovich, Lee Tanenbaum, Michael Emmanuel Kotsos, Fei Wang, Alex Brown