Patents by Inventor Robert Emmons

Robert Emmons 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: 11400001
    Abstract: A mattress support includes a first section and a second section configured to be coupled to the first section. Each of the first section and the second section includes a base plate configured to be positioned on a box frame of a bed. A top plate is pivotable relative to the base plate. A bladder structure is positioned between the base plate and the top plate and inflatable to adjust a height of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Craig M. Meyerson, Lori Zapfe, John V. Harmeyer, Xuan Teng, Jotpreet Chahal, Thomas F. Heil, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Bedel, Kenneth L. Lilly, Nicholas Mann, Andrew Robert Taylor, Alistair Andrew James Ward, Martyn Thomas Mitchell, Ibne Soreefan
  • Publication number: 20210101184
    Abstract: A biplanar cleaning tool includes adjustable spacers having nested, telescoping or concentric bosses providing for adjustability of the spacing between planar elements of the biplanar cleaning tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Phillip LeCompte, Robert Emmons
  • Publication number: 20160082482
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for cleaning rollers include a cleaning device having a longitudinally extending frame forming a channel with a profile that conforms in part to a roller to be cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: Micronova Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip LeCompte, Robert Emmons
  • Patent number: 8145506
    Abstract: A patient problem data system stores data representing a plurality of different patient problems for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing a patient problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different patient problems; an individual patient problem has a patient problem name and is characterized by patient problem attributes; an individual patient problem has a plurality of attribute properties determining how a patient problem attribute is represented. Patient problem attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of a patient problem, a patient problem likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding patient problem, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Susan Annette Matney, Carmela Anne Couderc, Mary Ellen Dlugos, Rebecca Rae DaDamio
  • Patent number: 8121860
    Abstract: An expected outcome data system stores data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes of patient care and treatment for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing an expected outcome of treatment associated with a medical problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes; an individual expected outcome has an expected outcome name and is characterized by expected outcome attributes; an individual expected outcome has a plurality of attribute properties determining how an expected outcome attribute is represented. Expected outcome attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of an expected outcome, an expected outcome likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding expected outcome, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Rebecca Rae DaDamio, Carmela Anne Couderc, Susan Annette Matney, Mary Ellen Dlugos
  • Patent number: 7788111
    Abstract: A comprehensive database system employs common medical terms, vocabularies and identifiers in identifying organizational characteristics as well as location availability and suitability for delivering services by a particular physician to a patient with particular medical conditions via a user friendly display interface. A system for providing healthcare related information comprises a database incorporating information identifying an encompassing organization and multiple constituent organizations of the encompassing organization including a constituent organization type identifier. The database information also incorporates location information identifying multiple locations in a constituent organization available to accommodate a patient for different purposes and includes a location type identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Gary Hardel, Harold Kenneth Shumaker
  • Patent number: 7788040
    Abstract: A system, for processing patient medical information for storage in an electronic patient medical record repository, includes an interface, a repository, and a data processor. The interface receives data representing genomic information of a patient. The repository includes a patient record incorporating data representing genomic information specific to a particular patient. A data processor compares the genomic information specific to a particular patient with the received genomic information. The data processor identifies a genomic match in response to the comparison and predetermined matching criteria. The data processor initiates processing of patient record information specific to the particular patient in response to an identified match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Ernst Bartsch, Dorin Comaniciu, Mohammad Naraghi
  • Publication number: 20090276246
    Abstract: A processing device implemented system supports providing a plan of care for a patient. A repository includes data representing a plurality of different patient problems and including data representing an individual plan of care, indicating care to be provided to a specific patient, associated with a patient problem, an expected outcome, clinical observations, and orders for treatment to be administered to a patient. A data processor searches data in the repository to identify one or more candidate plans of care associated with a particular patient problem in response to user entry of data identifying the particular patient problem by searching data in the repository for a code associated with the particular patient problem. A display processor generates data representing at least one display image including data representing the one or more candidate plans of care associated with the particular patient problem enabling a user to select a particular plan of care for a particular patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Carmela Anne Couderc, Susan Annette Matney, Mary Ellen Dlugos, Rebecca Rae DaDamio
  • Publication number: 20090276241
    Abstract: An expected outcome data system stores data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes of patient care and treatment for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing an expected outcome of treatment associated with a medical problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different expected outcomes; an individual expected outcome has an expected outcome name and is characterized by expected outcome attributes; an individual expected outcome has a plurality of attribute properties determining how an expected outcome attribute is represented. Expected outcome attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of an expected outcome, an expected outcome likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding expected outcome, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc,
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Rebecca Rae DaDamio, Carmela Anne Couderc, Susan Annette Matney, Mary Ellen Dlugos
  • Publication number: 20090276240
    Abstract: A patient problem data system stores data representing a plurality of different patient problems for use in providing healthcare to a patient. An acquisition processor acquires data representing a patient problem for storage in a repository. A repository, electrically coupled to the acquisition processor, includes data representing a plurality of different patient problems; an individual patient problem has a patient problem name and is characterized by patient problem attributes; an individual patient problem has a plurality of attribute properties determining how a patient problem attribute is represented. Patient problem attributes include a focus term indicating a topic of a patient problem, a patient problem likelihood term indicating an assessment of likelihood of the associated corresponding patient problem, and a client term indicating at least one target person for care.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Susan Annette Matney, Carmela Anne Couderc, Mary Ellen Dlugos, Rebecca Rae DaDamio
  • Patent number: 7580831
    Abstract: A dictionary system provides a term repository supporting the operation of an enterprise, which dynamically updates its content in response to system use. An input processor acquires transaction message data in at least one of a plurality of different data formats. A data processor parses the acquired transaction message data to extract a term from the message data. The processor then compares the extracted term to terms in a first term repository. The first term repository is updated to include the extracted term if the extracted term is absent from said first term repository. A communication processor intermittently processes the content of said first term repository to be suitable for communication to a second term repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions Health Services Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, John Andrew Heil, James Cassidy
  • Patent number: 7437302
    Abstract: A comprehensive database system employs common medical terms, vocabularies and identifiers in identifying organizational characteristics as well as location availability and suitability for delivering services by a particular physician to a patient with particular medical conditions via a user friendly display interface. A system for managing healthcare data including codes, terms and identifiers supports operation of a healthcare enterprise. The system includes a first database including healthcare data including elements common to a plurality of healthcare organizations and derived from a plurality of different sources. The healthcare data common elements support use of consistent terminology between the plurality of organizations. A processor provides at least a portion of the healthcare data in the first database to a second database employed by at least one of the plurality of organizations in response to user command. The second database also supports use of user selectable items of healthcare data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmons Haskell, Gary Hardel, Harold Kenneth Shumaker
  • Publication number: 20070147020
    Abstract: Lighting devices are disclosed that include a light source, a circular reflective polarizer optically coupled to the light source, a back reflector configured and disposed to reflect light that has been reflected by the circular reflective polarizer back toward the input surface thereof, one or more optical elements having a total non-zero retardance Rs and disposed between the circular reflective polarizer and the back reflector, and a customized retarder. The customized retarder has a retardance Rc such that a total retardance of the one or more optical elements and the customized retarder, Rs+Rc, approaches n?/2. The one or more optical elements, the customized retarder and the back reflector are characterized by a total depolarization of no more than 66%. Display devices including such lighting devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Gary Boyd, Robert Emmons, Mark O'Neill, Nicholas Roland, Philip Watson
  • Publication number: 20070147066
    Abstract: Lighting devices are disclosed that include a light source, a linear reflective polarizer optically coupled to the light source, a back reflector configured and disposed to reflect light that has been reflected by the linear reflective polarizer back toward the input surface thereof, one or more optical elements having a total non-zero retardance Rs and disposed between the linear reflective polarizer and the back reflector, and a customized retarder. The customized retarder has a retardance Rc such that a total retardance of the one or more optical elements and the customized retarder, Rs+Rc, approaches ?/4+n ?/2. The one or more optical elements, the customized retarder and the back reflector are characterized by a total depolarization of no more than 66%. Display devices including such lighting devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Publication date: June 28, 2007
    Inventors: Gary Boyd, Robert Emmons, Mark O'Neill, Nicholas Roland, Philip Watson
  • Publication number: 20070036512
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Publication date: February 15, 2007
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20070025680
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Publication date: February 1, 2007
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20060262555
    Abstract: Direct-lit backlights and associated methods are disclosed in which an array of elongated light sources is placed in a cavity between a diffuser plate and a back reflector. The back reflector is a specular reflector that can have a divergence half-angle of about 10 degrees or less. The diffuser plate can be of the type that has uniform diffusing properties over its useful area. Appropriate placement of the diffuser plate, light sources, and back reflector can yield a backlight having exceptional thinness, brightness uniformity, and average brightness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2005
    Publication date: November 23, 2006
    Inventors: Jennifer Yi, Robert Emmons
  • Publication number: 20060245718
    Abstract: An optical device for collecting light and selectively outputting or concentrating the light. A layer has an optical index of referaction n1, and top, bottom and side surfaces defining an angel of inclination ?. A back surface spans the top, bottom and-side surface. A first layer is coupled to the bottom surface of the layer and has an index of refraction n2. The first layer index n2 causes light input through the back surface of the layer to be preferentially output into the first layer. A second layer is coupled to the bottom of the first layer and selectively causes output of light into ambient. Additional layers, such, as alight polarization layer, a polarization converting layer and a post LCD diffuser layer can be used to make preferential use of polarized light of diffuse light having passed through the LCD layer to enhance viewing of the output light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Publication date: November 2, 2006
    Inventors: Roland Winston, Robert Holman, Benjamin Jacobson, Robert Emmons, Philip Gleckman
  • Publication number: 20060082700
    Abstract: In a directly-illuminated liquid crystal display (LCD), for example an LCD monitor or an LCD-TV, a number of light management layers lie between the light source and the LCD panel to provide bright, uniform illumination. The light management layers, including, for example, a diffuser, a reflective polarizer and a brightness enhancing layer, are contained in a light management unit that is formed from two subassemblies. The two subassemblies each contain a substrate and are attached together so as to leave a gap between the two subassemblies. The diffuser is located in one of the subassemblies, and the other light management layers may be in either of the subassemblies, or may be disposed in the gap between the subassemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Mark Gehlsen, Chingwen Chen, Byungsoo Ko, Robert Emmons, James Laumer, Ryan Fabick, Linda Rivard, Kenneth Epstein, Youngsoo Park, Chideuk Kim, James Stevenson
  • Publication number: 20060082698
    Abstract: In a directly-illuminated liquid crystal display (LCD), for example an LCD monitor or an LCD-TV, a number of light management films, including a diffuser layer, lie between the light source and the LCD panel to provide bright, uniform illumination. The diffuser layer is attached to a substrate which is separate from the light source and the LCD panel, or may be attached to either the LCD panel or, when using a two dimensional light source, to the light source. The other light management layers may also be attached to the separate substrate or to the LCD panel or two-dimensional light source. High levels of illumination uniformity at the LCD may be achieved with a uniform (non-patterned) diffuser, even with relatively low levels of diffusion, when the diffuser is used with a brightness enhancing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Publication date: April 20, 2006
    Inventors: Byungsoo Ko, Mark Gehlsen, Chingwen Chen, Robert Emmons, James Laumer, Ji-Hyung Kim, Ji-Hwa Lee, Kang-il Seo, Ryan Fabick, Linda Rivard, Kenneth Epstein, Chideuk Kim, Youngsoo Park