Patents by Inventor Stephen James Brown

Stephen James Brown 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: 8670242
    Abstract: A data storage device comprising a card-shaped body, a memory within the card-shaped body, and a connector for connecting the memory to a personal computer. The card-shaped body comprises a swipable portion with a magnetic stripe arranged to be read by a magnetic stripe card reader. The card-shaped body can comprise a main portion with a recess and a connector portion comprising the memory and connector. In that case, the connector portion is hingably mounted on the main portion to be rotatable between a closed position in which the connector portion is located within the recess, and an open position in which the connector of the connector portion is located outside of the recess so that it can be used to connect the memory to a personal computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Goosewire Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Ronald Ellul, Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 8419636
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for remotely measuring one's adherence to a diet program while making it convenient and easy to place food orders, and learn about and try new foods that are acceptable to the diet program. The system includes a user system with a processor, memory and at least one user interface device, a server system with a processor and memory, and a food delivery system coupled to the server system over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 8260630
    Abstract: A system and method is described that enables a health care provider to monitor and manage a health condition of a patient. The system includes a health care provider apparatus operated by a health care provider and a remotely programmable patient apparatus that is operated by a patient. The health care provider develops a script program using the health care provider apparatus and then sends the script program to a remotely programmable patient apparatus through a communication network such as the World Wide Web. The script program is a computer-executable patient protocol that provides information to the patient about the patient's health condition and that interactively monitors the patient health condition by asking the patient questions and by receiving answers to those questions. The answers to these health related questions are then forwarded as patient data from the remotely programmable patient apparatus to the health care provider apparatus through the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 8249894
    Abstract: A networked health-monitoring system is configured to collect and process patient health-related data. The system includes at least one handheld microprocessor device having a display; and a memory. At least one central server is connected to receive health-related data communicated to the handheld microprocessor device and at least one remotely located health care professional computer is in signal communication with the central server. It receives patient health-related information based on the patient health-related data received from the handheld microprocessor device. The system is configured to convert the handheld microprocessor device into a healthcare monitoring device that functions to monitor patient health conditions and communicate data related to the monitored conditions to the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Publication number: 20110182040
    Abstract: A data storage device comprising a card-shaped body, a memory within the card-shaped body, and a connector for connecting the memory to a personal computer. The card-shaped body comprises a swipable portion with a magnetic stripe arranged to be read by a magnetic stripe card reader. The card-shaped body can comprise a main portion with a recess and a connector portion comprising the memory and connector. In that case, the connector portion is hingably mounted on the main portion to be rotatable between a closed position in which the connector portion is located within the recess, and an open position in which the connector of the connector portion is located outside of the recess so that it can be used to connect the memory to a personal computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Anthony Ronald Ellul, Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7979284
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7877276
    Abstract: A networked health-monitoring system configured to collect and process patient health-related data. A plurality of remote patient sites each includes at least one display, a data management unit for collecting patient health-related data, a memory, and stored program instructions for generating health-monitoring related information on the display. A central server connects to the data management unit at each patient site. The system transmits messages for display at the patient sites and at least one of these messages is a message selected by a health care professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7814143
    Abstract: A system and method applied to a communications network which transmits document portions in which an original document portion having an identifier portion and an information portion is replaced or swapped with a substitute null document portion. The reads the identifier portion of the original document portion, determines the information portion of the original document portion, and issue a swap order when an undesired original document portion is found. A modified document is created by inserting the substitute null document portion in place of the undesired portion and the modified document is passed on to the user set and displayed. Also, the system performs detection and replacement of undesired content in emails, such as junk mail, viruses and confidential material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen James Brown, Konstantin Othmer
  • Patent number: 7761312
    Abstract: A system and method is described that enables a health care provider to monitor and manage a health condition of a patient. The system includes a health care provider apparatus operated by a health care provider and a remotely programmable patient apparatus that is operated by a patient. The health care provider develops a script program using the health care provider apparatus and then sends the script program to a remotely programmable patient apparatus through a communication network such as the World Wide Web. The script program is a computer-executable patient protocol that provides information to the patient about the patient's health condition and that interactively monitors the patient health condition by asking the patient questions and by receiving answers to those questions. The answers to these health related questions are then forwarded as patient data from the remotely programmable patient apparatus to the health care provider apparatus through the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7223235
    Abstract: Monitoring airflow from a person is accomplished by using a central server arranged to receive and communicate data together with at least one microprocessor-based subsystem. The subsystem includes a microprocessor, a display and a memory. It presents information to the person on the display and processes a digital signal representing airflow from the person. Airflow-related data is communicated to the central server and, in turn, is communicated to at least one health care professional computer. The system can be used to realize systems for self-care monitoring and control of afflictions and physical conditions, such as chronic respiratory afflictions. The system can also be used together with other monitoring devices, such as glucose, blood pressure, pulse and temperature monitors, to monitor the person's conition and to communicate related data to the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7223236
    Abstract: Monitoring airflow from a person is accomplished by using a central server arranged to receive and communicate data together with at least one microprocessor-based subsystem. The subsystem includes a microprocessor, a display and a memory. It presents information to the person on the display and processes a digital signal representing airflow from the person. Airflow-related data is communicated to the central server and, in turn, is communicated to at least one health care professional computer. The system can be used to realize systems for self-care monitoring and control of afflictions and physical conditions, such as chronic respiratory afflictions. The system can also be used together with other monitoring devices, such as glucose, blood pressure, pulse and temperature monitors, to monitor the person's condition and to communicate related data to the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 6574808
    Abstract: An imaging table leveling system for use with a medical imaging device is provided which levels an imaging table with respect to true level. The imaging table leveling system levels an imaging table before the imaging table is floated, or while the imaging table is floating. The system includes an imaging table, an inclinometer, a processor, and actuators. The inclinometer continuously measures table angle data. When activated, the processor receives the table angle data from the inclinometer. The processor then compares the table angle data to a stored level constant. The stored level constant is a measurement of true level. The processor then commands the actuators to move the imaging table until the table angle data matches the stored level constant. The table angle data is also used to correct differences in actuator rates during tilt or roll motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen James Brown, Jeffrey Wayne Pattee, Robert William Odell
  • Publication number: 20010011224
    Abstract: A modular self-care health monitoring system which employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game system of the type that includes switches for controlling device operation and a program cartridge. In accordance with the invention, the program cartridge adapts the microprocessor-based unit for operation with a glucose monitor (or, another type of health monitor). The microprocessor-based unit processes data supplied by the glucose monitor to supply signals for displaying relevant information on a display unit that may be included in the microprocessor-based unit or may be a separate unit such as a television or video display monitor. The system provides for transmission of signals to a remote clearinghouse or a healthcare facility via telephone lines or other transmission media. The clearinghouse includes signal processing capability for transmission of reports to a remotely located healthcare professional via facsimile transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Publication date: August 2, 2001
    Inventor: STEPHEN JAMES BROWN
  • Patent number: 6260022
    Abstract: A modular system for diagnostic assessment of psychological conditions which employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game. In accordance with the invention, the microprocessor-based unit is programmed to produce a video display that prompts a patient or user to interactively operate one or more switches. Information recorded during an interactive diagnostic assessment procedure is analyzed to provide a doctor or other health care professional with information that is helpful to determine whether clinical therapy and/or medication may be required. The disclosed embodiment of the invention relates to diagnostic assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with a game-like video display being used to obtain a measure of various neuropsychologic indicia of attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 5940801
    Abstract: A modular system for diagnostic assessment of psychological conditions which employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game. In accordance with the invention, the microprocessor-based unit is programmed to produce a video display that prompts a patient or user to interactively operate one or more switches. Information recorded during an interactive diagnostic assessment procedure is analyzed to provide a doctor or other health care professional with information that is helpful to determine whether clinical therapy and/or medication may be required. The disclosed embodiment of the invention relates to diagnostic assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with a game-like video display being used to obtain a measure of various neuropsychologic indicia of attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1999
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 5899855
    Abstract: A modular self-care health monitoring system employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game system of the type that includes switches for controlling device operation and a program cartridge. In accordance with the invention, the program cartridge adapts the microprocessor-based unit for operation with a glucose monitor (or another type of health monitor). The microprocessor-based unit processes data supplied by the glucose monitor to supply signals for displaying relevant information on a display unit that may be included in the microprocessor-based unit or may be a separate unit such as a television or video display monitor. The system provides for transmission of signals to a remote clearinghouse or a healthcare facility via telephone lines or other transmission media. The clearinghouse includes signal processing capability for transmission of reports to a remotely located healthcare professional via facsimile transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 5828943
    Abstract: A method and modular apparatus for diagnostic assessment of psychological conditions which employs a compact microprocessor-based unit such as a video game. In accordance with the invention, the microprocessor-based unit is programmed to produce a video display that prompts a patient or user to interactively operate one or more switches. Information recorded during an interactive diagnostic assessment procedure is analyzed to provide a doctor or other health care professional with information that is helpful to determine whether clinical therapy and/or medication may be required. The disclosed embodiment of the invention relates to diagnostic assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder with a game-like video display being used to obtain a measure of various neuropsychologic indicia of attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown