Patents by Inventor Steven Mitchell Falk

Steven Mitchell Falk 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: 20220015697
    Abstract: An infant warming system comprising a platform for supporting an infant, at least two chest electrodes configured to connect to and detect cardiac potentials from a chest of the infant, an ECG monitor configured to receive the cardiac potentials from the at least two chest electrodes and determine a heart rate based on the cardiac potentials, a pulse oximeter device configured to determine an SpO2 for the infant, and a processor configured to compare the heart rate for the infant to a first heart rate threshold and compare the SpO2 for the infant to a first SpO2 threshold. The processor can also adjust a display of the heart rate and the SpO2 on a display device based on the comparisons and generate a first care instruction via a user interface based on the heart rate, the SpO2, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Inventors: James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Muge Pirtini Cetingul, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 11207020
    Abstract: In the present invention, a system and associated method is provided for monitoring fetal vital parameters. The system includes a base unit, a monitoring hub including a digital signal processor/controller and operably connected to the base unit by a single channel digital signal protocol cable, e.g., a USB cable, and a number of fetal monitoring sensors operably connected to the monitoring hub. The controller processes the signals from the sensors into a single USB protocol which can be sent along a single cable to the base unit. The USB cable allows power to be supplied to the hub in order to charge a battery used to operate the hub and the sensors connected to the hub when disconnected from the base unit to allow the patient using the hub to move freely about the base unit, with all sensor signals from the hub being wirelessly transmitted to the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Serguei Kabakov, Daniel Williams Medeiros, Aimee Klussendorf
  • Patent number: 11141104
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a frame structure, a platform for supporting an infant that is connected to the frame structure, a radiant warmer supported on the frame structure above the platform, an ECG connection port configured to connect to ECG electrodes, and an ECG monitor housed on the frame structure, the ECG monitor receiving cardiac potentials from the ECG electrodes connected to the infant. The infant warming system further includes a control system configured to process the cardiac potentials to detect each heart beat of the infant, calculate a heart rate for the infant based on a detected heart beats, and display the heart rate on a display device associated with the infant warming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Muge Pirtini Cetingul, James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 10966890
    Abstract: A warming device configured to warm an infant. The warming device includes a base that supports the infant and an overhead portion that includes an enclosure. An arm is coupled to the base and to the overhead portion. The arm supports the overhead portion above the base. A heating element is operated to generate heat to warm the infant. The overhead portion includes the heating element. A portion of the heat is dissipated into the overhead portion as a waste heat. A warming blanket has a stored state and a deployed state. In the stored state, the warming blanket is at least partially inside the overhead portion. In the deployed state, the warming blanket is outside the overhead portion. The warming blanket is designed to store the waste heat when the warming blanket is in the stored state and to warm the infant when in the deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar Ramchandran Nair, Sakthi Narasimhan T, Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk
  • Publication number: 20200315889
    Abstract: A warming device configured to warm an infant. The warming device includes a base that supports the infant and an overhead portion that includes an enclosure. An arm is coupled to the base and to the overhead portion. The arm supports the overhead portion above the base. A heating element is operated to generate heat to warm the infant. The overhead portion includes the heating element. A portion of the heat is dissipated into the overhead portion as a waste heat. A warming blanket has a stored state and a deployed state. In the stored state, the warming blanket is at least partially inside the overhead portion. In the deployed state, the warming blanket is outside the overhead portion. The warming blanket is designed to store the waste heat when the warming blanket is in the stored state and to warm the infant when in the deployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar RAMCHANDRAN NAIR, Sakthi NARASIMHAN T, Harry Edward BELSINGER, JR., Steven Mitchell FALK
  • Patent number: 10688003
    Abstract: An infant care station that includes multiple operational modules that communicate with each other to carry out the infant care station functions. The multiple modules form part of a micro-environmental platform that allows for communication and power connections between all of the operational components required within the infant care station. The multiple modules communicate with each other utilizing a universal interface bus that includes power connections, communication connections and control connections between the multiple modules. Sensor data obtained by various sensors is stored using a standard data format. A data repository is included in one of the modules and is used to store sensor data obtained from the infant patient, operational protocols and other information needed to operate the infant care station. The data repository provides a central location for both data producers and data subscribers that are part of the micro-environment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, James Patrick Cipriano, Steven Mitchell Falk, Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10596054
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module to automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Publication number: 20190290522
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module to automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Publication number: 20190000703
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a body temperature probe, a peripheral temperature probe, and at least two identical input jacks, each input jack configured to receive either one of the first connector or the second connector. The body temperature probe has a body temperature sensor removably fixable to an infant's torso to measure a body temperature of the infant, and a first connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the body temperature measurement. The peripheral temperature probe includes a peripheral temperature sensor removably fixable to the infant's extremity to measure a peripheral temperature of the infant, and a second connector configured to connect to an input jack to transmit the peripheral temperature measurement. The system further includes a probe detection module automatically detect whether each input jack is connected to the peripheral temperature probe or the body temperature probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Michelle Dowell
  • Publication number: 20180368762
    Abstract: An infant warming system includes a frame structure, a platform for supporting an infant that is connected to the frame structure, a radiant warmer supported on the frame structure above the platform, an ECG connection port configured to connect to ECG electrodes, and an ECG monitor housed on the frame structure, the ECG monitor receiving cardiac potentials from the ECG electrodes connected to the infant. The infant warming system further includes a control system configured to process the cardiac potentials to detect each heart beat of the infant, calculate a heart rate for the infant based on a detected heart beats, and display the heart rate on a display device associated with the infant warming system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Muge Pirtini Cetingul, James Patrick Cipriano, Thomas Charles Underwood, Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 10052029
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a temperature sensor positioned to provide a temperature measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient temperature can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the temperature of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20180168903
    Abstract: An infant care station that includes multiple operational modules that communicate with each other to carry out the infant care station functions. The multiple modules form part of a micro-environmental platform that allows for communication and power connections between all of the operational components required within the infant care station. The multiple modules communicate with each other utilizing a universal interface bus that includes power connections, communication connections and control connections between the multiple modules. Sensor data obtained by various sensors is stored using a standard data format. A data repository is included in one of the modules and is used to store sensor data obtained from the infant patient, operational protocols and other information needed to operate the infant care station. The data repository provides a central location for both data producers and data subscribers that are part of the micro-environment platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Charles Underwood, James Patrick Cipriano, Steven Mitchell Falk, Harry Edward Belsinger, JR.
  • Patent number: 9872807
    Abstract: A multiple patient infant warming management system comprises at least one temperature sensor for sensing at least one temperature of an infant warming device and a controller. The controller processes first signals for different temperature ranges of different temperature zones assigned to different patients to be concurrently warmed the infant warming device, receives second signals from the at least one temperature sensor indicating at least one temperature of the infant warming device and outputs adjustments based on the first signals and the second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Lawrence Guy Ten Eyck, Marjorie Chappelle McCue, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170367643
    Abstract: In the present invention, a system and associated method is provided for monitoring fetal vital parameters. The system includes a base unit, a monitoring hub including a digital signal processor/controller and operably connected to the base unit by a single channel digital signal protocol cable, e.g., a USB cable, and a number of fetal monitoring sensors operably connected to the monitoring hub. The controller processes the signals from the sensors into a single USB protocol which can be sent along a single cable to the base unit. The USB cable allows power to be supplied to the hub in order to charge a battery used to operate the hub and the sensors connected to the hub when disconnected from the base unit to allow the patient using the hub to move freely about the base unit, with all sensor signals from the hub being wirelessly transmitted to the base unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Serguei Kabakov, Daniel Williams Medeiros, Aimee Klussendorf
  • Patent number: 9839563
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170347917
    Abstract: A newborn respiration monitoring system includes a flow sensor that measures a gas flow and a CO2 sensor that measures a CO2 within the breathing circuit for an infant. The system further includes a resuscitation module executable on a processor of a computing system to receive the flow measurement and the CO2 measurement and determine respiratory information for the infant. A digital display is communicatively connected to the computing system and displays the respiratory information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Sri Ramaprasad Prasad
  • Publication number: 20170347960
    Abstract: A mobile newborn care bed is configured to be positioned at a delivery location of an infant includes a bassinet containing a mattress for receiving the infant and a frame that supports the bassinet. At least two capacitive sensors are incorporated in the mattress that record cardiac signals, and an on-bed computing system is configured to receive the cardiac signals and determine a heart rate for the infant. A battery supported by the frame powers the on-bed computing system, and a digital display is communicatively connected to the on-bed computing system and displays the heart rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr, Matthew L. Riesser
  • Patent number: 9629759
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes an integrated vapor barrier that can be positioned to at least partially surround the infant when the infant is received on the patient transfer device to reduce evaporative cooling of the infant. The vapor barrier includes a support structure to create a canopy that holds the vapor barrier out of contact with the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20170035629
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Patent number: 9504616
    Abstract: A patient transfer device is utilized to transport infant patients between locations within a hospital environment. The patient transfer device includes a center, support section and a pair of side sections that can be moved into contact with each other to surround the infant patient. The first and second side sections each include a handle that can be brought into close proximity to each other and can be grasped by a single hand of a clinician. The patient transfer device includes a heart rate sensor positioned to provide a heart rate measurement of the patient when the patient is received on the patient transfer device. The patient heart rate can be displayed on either an integrated display or wirelessly transmitted to an external display device. In this manner, the heart rate of the infant can be continuously monitored during transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, Jr., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr