Patents by Inventor Russell W. Bessette

Russell W. Bessette 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: 20160051736
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: February 25, 2016
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 9186443
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Medical Resources
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 8645166
    Abstract: A processor-based method for presenting patient test data includes acts of obtaining values of factors indicative of different patient health parameters and operatively associating the values of the factors with a unique identifier in a database borne by a physical computer-readable medium. Using a processor, a Z-score is determined for each factor and absolute values for each Z-score are converted into logarithm values. On a display, a radar graph depicts the Z-scores for the plurality of factors, the radar graph defining at least an arc subdivided into a plurality of sectors, each sector being subdivided into a plurality of arcuate sections, wherein log values are plotted from a center point of the radar graph, with the Z-scores of identified ones of the plurality of factors being representing as highlighted arcuate sections extending from the center point of the radar graph outwardly in correspondence with a magnitude of each Z-score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Russell W. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20140025025
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 8540687
    Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus comprises: a fluid drainage tube configured to be coupled to a fluid drainage passageway of a wound bandage; first and second fluid drainage receptacles coupled to the drainage tube; and first and second valves coupled between the fluid drainage tube and the first and second fluid drainage receptacles, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20130144642
    Abstract: Computer-based methods and systems are presented for determining an illness complexity score, which can be used to predict the likelihood of high-cost hospitalization and/or to predict the patient's healthcare reimbursement costs. The methods comprise the steps of measuring a plurality of factors of a population of individuals, determining an effect on the healthcare costs of the individuals and a weighting coefficient for each factor, identifying significant factors as complexity variables, and computing illness complexity scores for the population of individuals using the weighting coefficients and complexity variables. The population data may then be used to predict the healthcare costs of a patient by calculating the illness complexity score of the individual.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Russell W. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20130144641
    Abstract: Computer-based methods and systems are presented for measuring the quality of healthcare of an individual and for measuring the quality of care of a healthcare provider. The methods comprise the steps of measuring a plurality of factors a first time and a second time, computing a first and second complexity score based on the Z-scores of the first-time and second-time measured values, and determining a quality based on the complexity scores, costs of treatment, and/or elapsed time of treatment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Russell W. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20120303381
    Abstract: A processor-based method for presenting patient test data includes acts of obtaining values of factors indicative of different patient health parameters and operatively associating the values of the factors with a unique identifier in a database borne by a physical computer-readable medium. Using a processor, a Z-score is determined for each factor and absolute values for each Z-score are converted into logarithm values. On a display, a radar graph depicts the Z-scores for the plurality of factors, the radar graph defining at least an arc subdivided into a plurality of sectors, each sector being subdivided into a plurality of arcuate sections, wherein log values are plotted from a center point of the radar graph, with the Z-scores of identified ones of the plurality of factors being representing as highlighted arcuate sections extending from the center point of the radar graph outwardly in correspondence with a magnitude of each Z-score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventor: Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 8219414
    Abstract: An improved method of appraising a mammal's health includes the steps of: measuring the values of a plurality of factors indicative of different health parameters at a first time; normalizing the measured values of said factors at the first time; and arranging such normalized measured values at said first time in a first sequence; thereby to have said first sequence represent the mammal's health at the first time. The method may include the additional steps of: measuring the values of such plurality of factors at a second time; normalizing the measured values of such factors at the second time; arranging such normalized measured values in a second sequence; and comparing the second sequence with the first sequence or with a similar sequences from a plurality of similar animals recording the same primary afflicting condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Computer Task Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell W. Bessette, Michael J. Colson
  • Publication number: 20100312202
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 7794438
    Abstract: A bandage has a first sheet overlying a wound and located adjacent to it and a top sheet overlying the first sheet. The first sheet has a plurality of discrete passageways overlying the wound and adapted to communicate negative pressure established by a negative pressure source to the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Publication number: 20090024006
    Abstract: An improved method of appraising a mammal's health includes the steps of: measuring the values of a plurality of factors indicative of different health parameters at a first time; normalizing the measured values of said factors at the first time; and arranging such normalized measured values at said first time in a first sequence; thereby to have said first sequence represent the mammal's health at the first time. The method may include the additional steps of: measuring the values of such plurality of factors at a second time; normalizing the measured values of such factors at the second time; arranging such normalized measured values in a second sequence; and comparing the second sequence with the first sequence or with a similar sequences from a plurality of similar animals recording the same primary afflicting condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Inventors: Russell W. Bessette, Michael J. Colson
  • Patent number: 7276051
    Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus for treatment of surface wounds with a bandage system configured to control the environment adjacent the wound. The apparatus includes a bandage configured to cover a wound and provide a seal about the perimeter of the wound and cavity over the wound. A fluid supply conduit and a fluid drainage conduit are each in communication with the cavity. A nebulizer is coupled to the supply conduit to supply medicinal fluid to the wound. A waste receptacle is coupled to the drainage conduit to remove the fluid away from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette
  • Patent number: 6458109
    Abstract: A wound treatment apparatus for treatment of surface wounds with a bandage system configured to control the environment adjacent the wound. The apparatus includes a bandage configured to cover a wound and provide a seal about the perimeter of the wound and cavity over the wound. A fluid supply conduit and a fluid drainage conduit are each in communication with the cavity. A nebulizer is coupled to the supply conduit to supply medicinal fluid to the wound. A waste receptacle is coupled to the drainage conduit to remove the fluid away from the wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Wayne Henley, Leigh Marie Moses, Ronald Leslie Sanderson, John Howard, James H. Price, Russell W. Bessette