Patents by Inventor Michael Heydlauf

Michael Heydlauf 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: 20210081839
    Abstract: Predictive quality control apparatus and methods for diagnostic testing systems may include a decision module that continually receives and correlates related data along with quality control results. The related data may include, but not be limited to, one or more of the number and type of tests previously performed by a diagnostic analyzer, analyzer temperature, vibration level, humidity level, atmospheric pressure, degree of water ionization, refrigerated storage temperature of components used by the diagnostic analyzer, reagent lot number, reagent lot expiration, and/or other sensor and/or externally-sourced data. The decision module may be trained with quality control results indicating acceptable and unacceptable analyzer operation along with the related data in order to recognize patterns that may indicate subsequent unacceptable analyzer operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Patent number: 10884572
    Abstract: Windows corresponding to independent applications in a windowed computing environment can be linked to have unified behavior. A host application can monitor window activity to determine if windows are intended to be grouped. Commands applied to one or more windows in a group are applied to at least some other windows in the group. Windows can be grouped or ungrouped according to various criteria including a priori configuration or user action. The window grouping permits a unified user interface behavior to be established for two or more independent applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Patent number: 10887555
    Abstract: A depth-sensitive system for monitoring for and detecting a predefined condition at a specific location within a visually monitored portion of an area. Plural depth-sensitive cameras are oriented with respect to the area whereby each camera has a field of view within the area that at least partially overlaps with the field of view of another of the plural cameras. The combined field of view encompasses all portions of interest of the area. A system for providing a notification of the visual detection of a predefined condition at a particular location or set of locations within an area of interest is provided, as is a system for generating a visual representation of human activity at one or more specific locations within an area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Publication number: 20200396291
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for publisher-independent auxiliary communications in data router-mediated publisher/subscriber transmission architectures provide faster processing of actionable information by subscribers and increased flexibility to add publishers to a system. Publisher-originated information in a publisher-specific format is used by either the publisher, or a data router coupled to the publisher, to generate information, based on the publisher-originated information, in a publisher-independent format recognized by subscribers, and provided by the data router to subscribers. Publishers may include analyzers such as blood, immuno-assay, and clinical chemistry analyzers, IoT devices, and automation systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael HEYDLAUF
  • Publication number: 20200394586
    Abstract: Methods of and apparatus controlling change-out inventory of an automated analyzer apparatus. The inventory control methods include receiving change-out inventory status from automated analyzer apparatus at a server, receiving an estimate of the planned workload over a specific time period at the server, analyzing with a decisioning module of the server first data of the change-out inventory status and second data of the planned workload over the specified time period, and producing a work plan itinerary as an output from the decisioning module. The work plan itinerary provides sequence instructions or commands for an operator (person and/or robotic mechanism) to follow for changing out of change-out inventory items. Inventory control apparatus configured to carry out the methods are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Heydlauf, Jeffrey Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20200166918
    Abstract: A software-implemented, alert-enabled passive element and method that allows a user to receive updates from unrelated sources and to provide alerts and status information within a centralized information source without customization or modification of the unrelated sources. Data and information from multiple, independent systems is integrated into a single element that provides a centralized information source. A user is provided with the ability to specify the type of data to be gathered from the independent systems, the specific location where the data is to be retrieved, and a reference value for each instance of data to be retrieved. A comparison between the retrieved data and the reference value is thus enabled. Information regarding a mismatch or retrieved value beyond or outside an acceptable value or range of values may then be provided to the user within the passive element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Heydlauf, Shon Ferguson, Sara Kendrick
  • Publication number: 20200169699
    Abstract: A depth-sensitive system for monitoring for and detecting a predefined condition at a specific location within a visually monitored portion of an area. Plural depth-sensitive cameras are oriented with respect to the area whereby each camera has a field of view within the area that at least partially overlaps with the field of view of another of the plural cameras. The combined field of view encompasses all portions of interest of the area. A system for providing a notification of the visual detection of a predefined condition at a particular location or set of locations within an area of interest is provided, as is a system for generating a visual representation of human activity at one or more specific locations within an area of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Publication number: 20180284952
    Abstract: Windows corresponding to independent applications in a windowed computing environment can be linked to have unified behavior. A host application can monitor window activity to determine if windows are intended to be grouped. Commands applied to one or more windows in a group are applied to at least some other windows in the group. Windows can be grouped or ungrouped according to various criteria including a priori configuration or user action. The window grouping permits a unified user interface behavior to be established for two or more independent applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Patent number: 10007392
    Abstract: Windows corresponding to independent applications in a windowed computing environment can be linked to have unified behavior. A host application can monitor window activity to determine if windows are intended to be grouped. Commands applied to one or more windows in a group are applied to at least some other windows in the group. Windows can be grouped or ungrouped according to various criteria including a priori configuration or user action. The window grouping permits a unified user interface behavior to be established for two or more independent applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Publication number: 20150378518
    Abstract: Windows corresponding to independent applications in a windowed computing environment can be linked to have unified behavior. A host application can monitor window activity to determine if windows are intended to be grouped. Commands applied to one or more windows in a group are applied to at least some other windows in the group. Windows can be grouped or ungrouped according to various criteria including a priori configuration or user action. The window grouping permits a unified user interface behavior to be established for two or more independent applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf
  • Publication number: 20130207812
    Abstract: A method for remotely displaying an error state of a controller or an assay testing instrument via a network. The method includes generating and transmitting display image data representing the operating status of the controller; receiving the display image data transmitted by the controller at a remote monitoring unit; displaying the display image data on a display device; comparing high resolution display image data to alert (error) image data stored in a database; and generating an error alert message indicative of the error state when any of the display images matches one of the error alert image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Heydlauf