Patents by Inventor Thomas Charles Underwood

Thomas Charles Underwood 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20160073889
    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: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160074260
    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: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harry Edward Belsinger, JR., Steven Mitchell Falk, Thomas Charles Underwood, Karen P. Starr
  • Publication number: 20160069735
    Abstract: A method and system for determining the weight of an infant when the infant is initially placed upon a support platform of an infant care device. Prior to placing an infant on the support platform, a control unit of the infant care device enters into an instant weight mode. In the instant weight mode, the control unit obtains one or more initial weight readings from one or more sensors positioned beneath the support platform to zero out the weight reading. When an infant is placed upon the support platform, the control unit calculates and displays the weight of the infant. A caregiver manually accepts the displayed weight as the initial weight of the infant and the control unit exits the instant weight mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Thomas Charles Underwood