Patents by Inventor Paul A. Zielinski

Paul A. Zielinski 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: 8015145
    Abstract: A system provides a user interface for viewing nursing problems with multiple levels of granularity in a knowledge base and rendered in an application that are dependent on context of problems, patient demographic information and information needed by a user interface image. A user interface system presents patient medical problem information to a user. The system includes a first search processor for automatically searching a knowledge base of information associating multiple different medical problems with corresponding attributes to find an attribute indicating a particular characteristic of a particular medical problem, in response to occurrence of an event. A display processor initiates generation of data representing a display image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijing Liu, Gary G. Hardel, Paul Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20080306897
    Abstract: A system provides a user interface for viewing nursing problems with multiple levels of granularity in a knowledge base and rendered in an application that are dependent on context of problems, patient demographic information and information needed by a user interface image. A user interface system presents patient medical problem information to a user. The system includes a first search processor for automatically searching a knowledge base of information associating multiple different medical problems with corresponding attributes to find an attribute indicating a particular characteristic of a particular medical problem, in response to occurrence of an event. A display processor initiates generation of data representing a display image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhijing Liu, Gary G. Hardel, Paul Zielinski
  • Publication number: 20050123867
    Abstract: This invention relates to a silver halide photographic element comprising a support and a silver halide emulsion layer, said emulsion layer being in reactive association with a thiocyanato compound represented by formula I: PUG-SCN ??(I) wherein PUG represents a photographically useful group; and wherein upon chemical processing, PUG-SCN releases in a non-image-wise fashion a photographically useful mercaptan, PUG-S.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2003
    Publication date: June 9, 2005
    Inventors: Roger Lok, Paul Zielinski, Mary Brick
  • Patent number: 6883144
    Abstract: A user friendly interface system enables a user to incorporate, in an executable application, custom decision logic in the form of an expression involving a high-level script language. A system supports use of user customizable expressions by a plurality of different executable applications. The system involves a database for associating a particular application of the plurality of different executable applications with a particular data item of a plurality of selectable data items available for incorporation in a user entered expression. The database is also employed in excluding use by the particular application of another data item of the plurality of selectable data items. An interface processor receives a user entered expression and incorporates the particular data item in the user entered expression to provide a resultant expression for use by the particular application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Zielinski, John D. Haley
  • Publication number: 20030090514
    Abstract: A system and a method are described for providing a rule-based dynamic computer user interface for healthcare workers that emulates workflow. The system and method facilitate customization of user interface by the healthcare institution. A software model is presented that provides at least one of: a) an area for development of code (i.e., Build), b) an area that represents industry best practice business rules and work flows (i.e., Default/Model), and c) an area where customer specific adaptations reside (i.e., Client/Enterprise). Business processes are provided within the software model that describes all possible processes that might be used by a health care organization. Capability is then provided to adapt the defined business processes by scenario and/or context and in real time, changing flow of user interface screens and information presented to each user. A user interface is provided that has a consistent look and feel across all functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Douglas J. Cole, Paul Zielinski, Steve Fuschino, John D. Haley, William J. Connor
  • Patent number: 6558880
    Abstract: Photothermographic materials comprise heat-bleachable antihalation compositions in backside antihalation layers. These compositions comprise a hexaarybiimidazole and an oxonol dye that can be represented by the following Structure I: A1═L1—(L2═L3)p—(L4═L5)q—(L6═L7)r—A2−(M)k wherein A1 and A2 are the same or different activated methylene moieties, L1 through L7 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted methine group, M represents a counterion, k is the number of M counterions necessary to provide neutral charge for Structure I, p, and q, are independently 0 or 1, and r is 0, 1, or 2. The antihalation composition is typically bleached when subjected to a temperature of at least 90° C. for at least 0.5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, William D. Ramsden, Paul A. Zielinski, David G. Baird, LuAnn K. Weinstein, Margaret J. Helber, Doreen C. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20020198876
    Abstract: A user friendly interface system enables a user to incorporate, in an executable application, custom decision logic in the form of an expression involving a high-level script language. A system supports use of user customizable expressions by a plurality of different executable applications. The system involves a database for associating a particular application of the plurality of different executable applications with a particular data item of a plurality of selectable data items available for incorporation in a user entered expression. The database is also employed in excluding use by the particular application of another data item of the plurality of selectable data items. An interface processor receives a user entered expression and incorporates the particular data item in the user entered expression to provide a resultant expression for use by the particular application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Zielinski, John D. Haley
  • Publication number: 20020196295
    Abstract: A user friendly interface system enables a user to incorporate, in an executable application, custom decision logic in the form of an expression involving a high-level script language. A system for providing a user interface display image supporting user entry of an expression involves a user interface menu generator for providing a displayable image. The displayable image includes a first image window listing a plurality of selectable data items available for incorporation in an expression as well as an image prompt element. The image prompt element permits user entry of the expression and incorporation of a data item in an entered expression from the listed data items to provide a resultant expression in response to user selection of the data item in the first image window. The displayable image also includes an icon for initiating storing of the resultant expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: John D. Haley, Paul Zielinski, John James Soety, Robin Marie Kavanagh
  • Patent number: 6498004
    Abstract: This invention provides a photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula (a): &Dgr;−(t)m−XY′  (a) XY′−(t)m−&Dgr;  (b) &Dgr;−(t)m−XY′−(t)m−&Dgr;  (c) wherein &Dgr; is protective group that is eliminated during development of the photographic element, t is a timing group, m is an integer from 0 to 3, and XY′ is a fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y′ is a leaving proton H or a leaving group Y, with the proviso that if Y′ is a proton, a base, &bgr;−, is present in the emulsion or is covalently linked directly or indirectly to X, and wherein: 1) X—Y′ has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Stephen A. Godleski, Paul A. Zielinski, Deepak Shukla, Donald R. Diehl
  • Patent number: 6376163
    Abstract: A UV or visible-light sensitive photobleachable dye composition substantially free of polymerizable monomer comprising a photobleachable dye and an N-oxyazinium compound, a photographic element containing such a photobleachable composition, and a method for bleaching a photographic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ramanuj Goswami, Samir Y. Farid, Robert J. Perry, Paul A. Zielinski, Ian R. Gould, Kevin W. Williams
  • Patent number: 6306570
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula: wherein A is a silver halide adsorptive group that contains at least one atom of N, S, Se, or Te that promotes adsorption to silver halide, and Z is a light absorbing group including for example cyanine dyes, complex cyanine dyes, merocyanine dyes, complex merocyanine dyes, homopolar cyanine dyes, styryl dyes, oxonol dyes, hemioxonol dyes, and hemicyanine dyes, and XY is an fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen, and wherein: 1) XY has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V; and 2) the oxidized form of XY undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X• and the leaving fragment Y. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X• has an oxidation potential ≦−0.7 V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Anthony Adin, Jerome J. Looker, Samir Y. Farid, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Lal C. Vishwakarma, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 6153371
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element comprising a support and at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula:Q-XYwherein Q represents the atoms necessary to form a chromophore comprising an amidinium-ion, a carboxyl-ion or dipolar-amidic chromophoric system when conjugated with XY, and XY is a fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen, and wherein:1) XY has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V;2) the oxidized form of XY undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the leaving fragment Y.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X.cndot. has an oxidation potential <-0.7V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Samir Y. Farid, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 6054260
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula: ##STR1## wherein A is a silver halide adsorptive group that contains at least one atom of N, S, Se, or Te that promotes adsorption to silver halide, and Z is a light absorbing group including for example cyanine dyes, complex cyanine dyes, merocyanine dyes, complex merocyanine dyes, homopolar cyanine dyes, styryl dyes, oxonol dyes, hemioxonol dyes, and hemicyanine dyes, and XY is an fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen, and wherein:1) XY has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V; and2) the oxidized form of XY undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the leaving fragment Y.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X.sup..cndot. has an oxidation potential .ltoreq.-0.7 V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Anthony Adin, Jerome J. Looker, Samir Y. Farid, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Lal C. Vishwakarma, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 6010841
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of formulaZ-(L-XY).sub.kwherein:Z is a light absorbing group;L is a linking group containing a least one C, N, S, or O atom; andk is 1 or 2; andXY represents a fragmentable electron donor moiety wherein:1) XY has a an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V;2) X is an electron donor group;3) Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen; and4) the oxidized form of XY undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the leaving fragment Y.In a preferred embodiment the radical X.sup..cndot. has an oxidation potential of .ltoreq.-0.7 V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Samir Y. Farid, Jerome R. Lenhard, Chin H. Chen, Annabel A. Muenter, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 5994051
    Abstract: This invention comprises a photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula X--H, wherein X is an electron donor moiety to which a base, B.sup.-, is covalently linked and H is a leaving hydrogen atom, and wherein:1) X--H has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V; and2) the oxidized form of X--H undergoes deprotonation reaction with the base B.sup.-, to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the protonated base B-H.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X.cndot. has an oxidation potential <-0.7V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Ian R. Gould, Samir Farid, Stephen A. Godleski, Jerome R. Lenhard, Annabel A. Muenter, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 5747235
    Abstract: A photographic element comprising at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a compound of the formula: ##STR1## wherein A is a silver halide adsorptive group that contains at least one atom of N, S, Se, or Te that promotes adsorption to silver halide, and L represents a linking group containing at least one C, N, S or O atom, k is 1 or 2, and XY is an fragmentable electron donor moiety in which X is an electron donor group and Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen, and wherein:1) XY has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1-4 V; and2) the oxidized form of XY undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the leaving fragment Y.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X.sup..cndot. has an oxidation potential .ltoreq.-0.7V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Samir Y. Farid, Jerome R. Lenhard, Chin H. Chen, Annabel A. Muenter, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 5747236
    Abstract: A photographic element comprises a support and at least one silver halide emulsion layer in which the silver halide is sensitized with a fragmentable electron donor of the formula X--Y, wherein X is an electron donor moiety and Y is a leaving group other than hydrogen, and wherein:1) X--Y has an oxidation potential between 0 and about 1.4 V; and2) the oxidized form of X--Y undergoes a bond cleavage reaction to give the radical X.sup..cndot. and the leaving fragment Y.In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the radical X.sup..cndot. has an oxidation potential .ltoreq.-0.7V.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Samir Y. Farid, Jerome R. Lenhard, Chin H. Chen, Annabel A. Muenter, Ian R. Gould, Stephen A. Godleski, Paul A. Zielinski, Charles H. Weidner
  • Patent number: 5620835
    Abstract: Substituted hydroxylamine antioxidants can be prepared by reacting hydroxylamine or a mono-substituted hydroxylamine with an epoxide. The antioxidant reaction product is not removed from the reaction mixture, but is used without separation after combination with a color developer to provide a photographic color developer composition. The antioxidants are highly water soluble and thus exhibit no objectionable odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 15, 1997
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Marrese, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 5508155
    Abstract: Substituted hydroxylamine antioxidants can be prepared by reacting hydroxylamine or a mono-substituted hydroxylamine with an epoxide. The antioxidant reaction product is not removed from the reaction mixture, but is used without separation after combination with a color developer to provide a photographic color developer composition. The antioxidants are highly water soluble and thus exhibit no objectionable odor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1996
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Carl A. Marrese, Paul A. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 5264323
    Abstract: An improved photographic developing solution is free of dihydroxybenzene developing agents such as hydroquinone, has a pH in the range of from 9.5 to 11.5 and comprises (1) an ascorbic acid developing agent, (2) an auxiliary super-additive developing agent and (3) a carbonate buffering agent in a concentration of at least 0.5 molar. The developing solution is broadly useful in black-and-white development but is most advantageously employed in a process for forming a high-contrast image utilizing a silver halide photographic element comprising a hydrazine compound which functions as a nucleating agent and an amino compound which functions as an incorporated booster. The developing solution is ecologically advantageous, exhibits excellent stability with respect to seasoning effects, and provides high speed and good upper scale contrast combined with a low level of pepper fog and a moderate degree of chemical spread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Michael D. Purol, Paul A. Zielinski, Donald L. Kerr