Hospital Patents (Class 340/286.07)
  • Patent number: 11911325
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) of a patient bed is used by a caregiver to manually enter location data indicative of a location in a healthcare facility at which the patient bed is located. A first screen for manually entering location data is displayed on the GUI after a threshold period of time elapses subsequent to a power plug of the patient bed being plugged into an alternating current (AC) outlet of the healthcare facility and subsequent to casters of the patient bed being braked. A voice prompt is also given from the patient bed after the threshold period of time elapses to remind the caregiver to manually enter the location data. After manual entry of the location data, circuitry of the patient bed transmits the location data entered by the caregiver and a bed identification (ID) from the bed for receipt by a remote computer for purposes of making a bed-to-room association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jennifer A. Gunn, John S. Schroder, Hubert Lechable, Jean-Marie Remoleur, Jimmy Samson, Richard J. Schuman
  • Patent number: 11914656
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating hypermedia-based graphical user interfaces for display on a mobile device. In one embodiment, the systems and methods may include at least one processor in communication with a mobile device associated with a user. When executed, instructions may configure the a processor to transmit a request to access information corresponding to a relative of the user; display within the graphical user interface of the portable user device a hypermedia icon including an image of the relative; display at least one hypermedia element corresponding to a current status of the relative with respect to the itinerary of the relative; display at least one action hypermedia element representing actions that can be executed by the user; and display a recommendation for the user based upon a remaining duration of the procedure identified from the current status of the relative with respect to the itinerary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Spector, Shawn M. Melvin
  • Patent number: 11888763
    Abstract: A spine switch for a network switch comprises a support board that supports at least one first switch. The spine switch further includes a first set of connectors at a first edge of the support board that detachably connect to one or more first leaf switches to communicatively couple and decouple the at least one first switch from the one or more first leaf switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Alex Kremenetsky, Adi Berman, Shy Zimmerman, Igor Loiferman, Avi Gibbs, Samer Khoury
  • Patent number: 11869296
    Abstract: Provided is an equipment controlling apparatus that includes a storage section that stores a time frame within which a setting of operation of a device disposed in a predetermined region is to be changed, and a control section that controls the device to change operation between a time frame set in advance in the storage section and a time frame different from the time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Yokota, Takeshi Otani, Michiko Toba, Kazuha Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hida, Takeo Kamei, Shuhei Kikuchihara, Shinya Kimura, Ryohei Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11869649
    Abstract: A care system includes a mobile communication device, a remote server, and a patient support system that is in communication with either or both of the mobile communication device and the remote server. The mobile communication device may operate as a user interface for the patient support system. The remote server may provide computing power for the patient support system for resource intensive computing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Eric D. Agdeppa, Steven A. Dixon, Charles A. Howell, Thomas M. Gillis, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 11868940
    Abstract: Examples described herein generally relate to a system for monitoring workers in a retail environment. The system may include a plurality of cameras located in different regions of the retail location and configured to capture a video feed of a respective region. The system may include a computer system comprising a memory storing computer executable instructions. The system may provide a video feed of at least one region of the retail environment to a machine learning classifier, the machine learning classifier trained on labeled videos, to classify a sequence of images of a worker into a probability certainty of an activity being performed by the worker. The processor may determine, based on the probability certainties generated by the machine learning classifier over a period of time, an activity schedule of the worker. The system may determine labor productivity statistics based on the activity schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHOPPERTRAK RCT LLC
    Inventors: Steve Edward Trivelpiece, Michael Paolella, Michelangelo Palella, Amit R. Patil
  • Patent number: 11861959
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for integrating autonomous devices with an Access Control System (ACS) includes assigning, by the ACS, one or more security credentials to an autonomous device. The ACS receives an access request from an autonomous device. The access request includes one or more security credentials identifying the autonomous device to the system. The ACS performs validation of the received access request by comparing the received one or more security credentials with the one or more security credentials assigned to the autonomous device. The ACS grants access to one or more resources in a building to the autonomous device, in response to successful validation of the received access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TYCO IP HOLDINGS LLP
    Inventor: Jason M. Ouellette
  • Patent number: 11839585
    Abstract: Resuscitation and ventilation monitoring devices are provided. A device includes an inlet in fluid communication with airflows exchanged with lungs of a patient and an airflow meter for measuring characteristics of the airflows. A user may provide a controller with patient information, e.g., height, weight, gender, or age, via a measurement selector, enabling the controller to determine acceptable ranges of measured airflow characteristics. The device may determine a current mode of ventilation and associated ventilator settings based on the measured airflow characteristics. The device may also identify and filter out artifacts present in the ventilation signal, and determine whether a respiratory failure phenotype is present in the ventilation. If the current mode of ventilation and associated ventilator settings fall outside an acceptable range, the ventilation is classified as off-target and the controller may cause a sensory alarm to alert the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Michael Austin Johnson, Jason Adams, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, Justin Koos, Gregory Rehm
  • Patent number: 11830349
    Abstract: A localized sound projection system can coordinate the sounds of speakers to simulate the placement of an auditory cue in a 3D space. The system can include a plurality of speakers configured to output auditory signals and a sound localization controller configured to control the plurality of speakers to coordinate the auditory signals to simulate an origination location of a patient alarm. The sound localization controller can determine adjusted auditory signals and control a plurality of speakers to output the plurality of adjusted auditory signals. A method for dynamically controlling speaker settings in a medical environment can include determining volume settings corresponding to a speaker, monitoring a level of ambient noise corresponding to a room of a patient, controlling the volume settings of the speaker to reduce or increase a sound level output of a speaker. A patient monitoring system can be configured to physically manipulate medical devices in response to audible commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bilal Muhsin, Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 11823802
    Abstract: An example system for monitoring an occupant of a room includes an enclosure, a speaker plate, a speaker, an infrared illuminator, a camera, and a power-over-Ethernet (PoE) splitter. The enclosure is mountable within an interior surface of the room. The speaker plate is removably positionable within the enclosure, and includes a speaker opening and an illuminator opening. The speaker is positioned within the speaker opening and mounted to the speaker plate. The infrared illuminator is positioned within the illuminator opening and mounted to the speaker plate. The PoE splitter is configured to: receive power and data over a first Ethernet cable, provide power to the speaker, the infrared illuminator, and the camera; and output the data to the camera over a second Ethernet cable. The camera is configured to send an audio signal to the speaker over an audio cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Laux/Arnold, Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael O. Mansfield, Christopher L. Rose
  • Patent number: 11824852
    Abstract: A method performed by a user device may include obtaining biometric information relating to a user of the user device using a biometric sensor of the user device; determining that the biometric information is valid; generating a biometric indicator indicating that the biometric information is valid; providing a request for a callback from an entity, wherein the request includes the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid; and receiving the callback from the entity, wherein the callback is received based on the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid, and wherein the callback is associated with an entity identifier that is not provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brown, Clayton Johnson
  • Patent number: 11817192
    Abstract: Healthcare object (HCO) discriminator systems and methods are presented. Systems can obtain a digital representation of a scene via a sensor interface. An HCO discriminator platform analyzes the digital representation to discriminate objects within the scene as being associated with a type of HCO or as being unrelated to a type of HCO. Once the HCO recognition platform determines that a type of HCO is relevant, it instantiates an actual HCO. The HCO can be routed to one or more destinations based on routing rules generated from a template or based on the manner in which the objects in the scene were discriminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Zachary Sanborn, Stephen Charles Benz, Charles Joseph Vaske
  • Patent number: 11806293
    Abstract: A bed system including an acquisition unit and a display, in which the acquisition unit acquires user interface device information from a plurality of user interface devices and the display displays a plurality of images corresponding respectively to the plurality of user interface devices on a single screen based on the user interface device information. One set of the plurality of user interface device information includes state information including at least one of bed state information relating to the state of one bed among a plurality of beds and user state information relating to the state of a user of the one bed among the plurality of beds. One image among the plurality of images includes a state display corresponding to the state information. When the state information is abnormal, the first display displays a warning display on the one image among the plurality of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Murai
  • Patent number: 11810444
    Abstract: A notification apparatus is provided for monitoring actuation of a hand cleansing device. The apparatus comprises: a hand cleansing device actuation sensor arranged to detect an actuation of a hand cleansing device by an individual, and further arranged to output an actuation signal following said actuation; a controller arranged to receive the actuation signal and output a control signal according to the actuation signal; and a notification member arranged to receive the control signal and output a notification to the individual based on the control signal. The apparatus of the present invention aims to provide a simple and cost-effective solution to ensuring hygiene requirements are upheld while minimising form factor and skill required for installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventor: John Christopher Rees
  • Patent number: 11800997
    Abstract: A caregiver assistance system is disclosed for assisting a caregiver to ensure the beds of high fall risk patients are in desired states for reducing the likelihood of a patient falling. The system may also help the caregiver to perform rounding tasks. The system comprises a server in communication with the patients' beds and one or more mobile electronic devices (e.g. smart phones). The mobile devices receive answers to a plurality of fall risk questions and forward them to the server. The server generates a patient fall risk assessment from the answers, determines a desired state for fall-risk components of the bed if the patient fall risk assessment indicates the patient has a high risk of falling, compares the states of the fall-risk components to corresponding desired states, and issues an alert at the mobile device if any of the fall-risk components are not in their desired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 11798680
    Abstract: The present disclosure may be embodied as a nurse call system. The nurse call system may include a patient hub. The patient hub may include a nurse call interface circuit configured to be in electronic communication with a nurse call patient station. The patient hub may further include a hub controller in electronic communication with the nurse call interface circuit. The nurse call system may further include a patient interaction device (“PID”). The PID may include a hub interconnect configured to be in electronic communication with the hub controller. The PID may further include a wireless communication link for receiving a PID software update. The PID software update may be a PID firmware update. The PID software update may be a PID operating system update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Curbell Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. MacDonald, Thomas Wilbur Rutherford, Thomas P. Kennedy, Benjamin Rood
  • Patent number: 11763815
    Abstract: A location monitoring system tracks a location of a user within a healthcare facility. When the user is detected in a patient room an electronic controller activates a voice command database having a plurality of voice commands specific to the user. A microphone located in the patient room receives one of the plurality of voice commands. The electronic controller transmits the one of the plurality of voice commands to a remote device positioned outside of the patient room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerald W. Judy, Bita Akhlaghi, David O. Melgar, Daniel Sampson, Edwin N. Swift, Jennifer A. Gunn, Darren S. Hudgins, Patrick D. Harrison, William B. Richard
  • Patent number: 11743701
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a management system, including a beacon tag device, a docking station device, and a backend server. The beacon tag device includes a wireless communication chip and a processor. The wireless communication chip is configured to send a beacon signal. The docking station device includes an interface, a sensor, a wireless sensor network transceiver circuit, a wireless network transceiver circuit, and a control circuit. The backend server is communicatively connected to the docking station device. When the sensor receives the beacon signal, the control circuit determines whether the RSSI of the beacon signal is greater than a beacon strength threshold. If yes, the docking station device sends a sign-in/sign-out signal to the backend server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Good Way Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsu-I Peng, Chang-Der Liu, Cheng-Kang Tsui
  • Patent number: 11701278
    Abstract: A patient bed may include a tag reader that may be connected to antennas on opposite sides of the patient bed. The patient bed may also include circuitry configured to produce, with the tag reader and the antennas, an interrogation signal from the opposite sides of the patient bed, to cause a location tag that may be mounted to a doorway of a room to produce a response signal. The circuitry may also be configured to receive, with the tag reader and with one of the antennas, the response signal from the location tag. Additionally, the circuitry may be configured to determine, as a function of room data in the response signal, a present location of the patient bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services. Inc.
    Inventor: Unnati Ojha
  • Patent number: 11701060
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a bed system includes a plurality of bed devices and a first input/output device capable of communicating with the plurality of bed devices. The first input/output device implements a first operation. During the first operation, the first input/output device receives input of a first set value relating to a first item set in each of the plurality of bed devices. At least one of the first input/output device and the plurality of bed devices implements an operation corresponding to the first set value. Thus, a bed system having improved usability is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinya Murai
  • Patent number: 11663894
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for processing alarms of multiple devices and a central display device. An association between the multiple devices in terms of alarm causes is determined; and when there is an association between at least two different devices in terms of alarm causes, alarms generated by the at least two different devices is optimized. By means of a root cause analysis on alarms generated by devices, levels of alarms are lowered, and medical care personnel can more easily view and target higher-level alarm that requires more attention, so that trouble of the medical care personnel is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN MINDRAY BIO-MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianliang He, Zehong Guan, Wenyu Ye, Zehui Sun, Chenming Ma
  • Patent number: 11646122
    Abstract: Systems and methods to facilitate adjusting content to facilitate therapeutic outcomes of subjects are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Solsten, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Jack Schaeppi, Jonna Maarit Koivisto, Zachary Robert Mayne
  • Patent number: 11633313
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, operating table, recliner, or the like, includes a litter frame, a support deck supported on the litter frame and adapted to support a mattress thereon, a touchscreen and a controller configured for carrying out various functions and to display various screens on the touchscreen, including screens for controlling a mattress therapy function or for controlling a non-mattress function of the patient support apparatus. A notification regarding the status of a mattress therapy function can be displayed on various screens. Status indications can be provided as a banner across a portion of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kurosh Nahavandi, Ian Christopher Geiman
  • Patent number: 11631481
    Abstract: Healthcare object (HCO) discriminator systems and methods are presented. Systems can obtain a digital representation of a scene via a sensor interface. An HCO discriminator platform analyzes the digital representation to discriminate objects within the scene as being associated with a type of HCO or as being unrelated to a type of HCO. Once the HCO recognition platform determines that a type of HCO is relevant, it instantiates an actual HCO. The HCO can be routed to one or more destinations based on routing rules generated from a template or based on the manner in which the objects in the scene were discriminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Soon-Shiong, John Zachary Sanborn, Stephen Charles Benz, Charles Joseph Vaske
  • Patent number: 11596305
    Abstract: A computer-assisted patient navigational communication system for receiving electronic and oral communications from a patient, scanning data to determine the medical needs of the patient, and displaying relevant information to appropriate medical personnel who can immediately advise the patient of the most appropriate source of medical assistance relating to the patient's identified symptoms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Forge Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Randall S. Hickle, Christopher K. Allen, Jason Paul Derouen
  • Patent number: 11571347
    Abstract: A patient control unit for controlling functions of a hospital bed includes a housing having a first side that includes a plurality of user inputs to control the functions of the hospital bed. The housing has a second side that includes a dock to secure a handheld phone in place on the housing. A hospital bed has a head-of-bed angle (HOBA) lockout selector that is used to signal a controller to prevent a head section of the bed from being moved below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Michael Provinzano, Daniel Nachtigal
  • Patent number: 11557189
    Abstract: There is provided a controller that performs: determining, based on information obtained from a sensor configured to detect a physical condition of a target person, which of a plurality of predetermined categories the physical condition of the target person falls into; and transmitting a notification corresponding to the physical condition of the target person to a terminal of a notification destination that corresponds to a category into which the physical condition of the target person is determined to fall, wherein terminals of notification destinations are set for the plurality of categories, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takaharu Ueno, Yu Nagata, Yurika Tanaka, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Shintaro Matsutani, Syouta Komatsu
  • Patent number: 11557396
    Abstract: Systems and methods providing compatibility between legacy electronic medical record (EMR) systems are disclosed. A first appliance is in two-way electronic communication with a first legacy EMR system and is configured to covert medical records data between a first format utilized by the first legacy EMR system and a common format. A second appliance is in two-way electronic communication with a second legacy EMR system and is configured to convert medical records data between a second format utilized by the second legacy EMR system and the common format. A common appliance is in two-way electronic communication with the first appliance, the second appliance and a third legacy EMR system. The common appliance is configured to convert medical records data between a third format utilized by the third legacy EMR system and the common format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Humana Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Willard, James Gough, Pranay Varma, Rahul Somasunderam
  • Patent number: 11515034
    Abstract: A nurse call system that enables a call for a nurse from anywhere in a hospital ward while a patient carries a mobile phone is provided. The nurse call system includes a plurality of patient mobile phones 10 are carried by hospitalized patients and connected to a controller 8 via a base station 12 as with nurse mobile phones 9, and each patient mobile phone 10 has a hospital room ID and a nurse call slave device ID registered therein for recognizing a bed location of the patient carrying the patient mobile phone 10, thus enabling a nurse call operation for transmitting a call signal with the hospital room ID and the slave device ID added thereto, to the nurse call master device 7 and at least one of the nurse mobile phones 9, through a predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Aiphone Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11503020
    Abstract: A method performed by a user device may include obtaining biometric information relating to a user of the user device using a biometric sensor of the user device; determining that the biometric information is valid; generating a biometric indicator indicating that the biometric information is valid; providing a request for a callback from an entity, wherein the request includes the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid; and receiving the callback from the entity, wherein the callback is received based on the biometric information indicating that the biometric information is valid, and wherein the callback is associated with an entity identifier that is not provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brown, Clayton Johnson
  • Patent number: 11490835
    Abstract: A caregiver assistance system is disclosed for assisting a caregiver to ensure the beds of high fall risk patients are in desired states for reducing the likelihood of a patient falling. The system may also help the caregiver to perform rounding tasks. The system comprises a server in communication with the patients' beds and one or more mobile electronic devices (e.g. smart phones). The mobile devices receive answers to a plurality of fall risk questions and forward them to the server. The server generates a patient fall risk assessment from the answers, determines a desired state for fall-risk components of the bed if the patient fall risk assessment indicates the patient has a high risk of falling, compares the states of the fall-risk components to corresponding desired states, and issues an alert at the mobile device if any of the fall-risk components are not in their desired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 11489747
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes one or more units that are adapted monitor the radio frequency conditions of a facility or portion of the facility. The units include a packet sniffer and/or an RF spectrum analyzer. Sniffed packets and spectrum data are recorded and made available for analysis and display, either locally on the units or at one or more remote locations. The locations of the units are also gathered, thereby enabling correlation of the sniffed packets and/or RF spectrum data with locations within the facility. Real time RF conditions can thereby be gathered and used to improve the wireless communications within the facility and/or to ensure the wireless communication infrastructure of the facility is operating satisfactorily. The units may be person support apparatuses, such as beds, chairs, stretchers, cots, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jerald A. Trepanier, Jonathan Mark Greenbank, Anuj K. Sidhu, Michael Joseph Hayes
  • Patent number: 11424024
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing medical equipment is described that includes providing a medical equipment management software application. The method includes presenting, at an output device of a computing device, an user interface configured to capture user inputs, receiving inspection account information via the one or more user inputs, receiving a location of the computing device, providing, at the output device, identification information for at least one item of medical equipment that is associated with the inspection account information, receiving status information for the at least one item of medical equipment, and updating previously stored status information for the at least one item of medical equipment with the received status information and the location of the computing device. The status information may include inspection information and the location of the computing device may be a location of a mobile device associated with an equipment inspector during an equipment inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: John P Pierson, Ian B Durrant, Kristopher M Edgell, Joanne R Parrill
  • Patent number: 11315084
    Abstract: A method for communicating information related to a diagnostic analyzer includes receiving user identification information from a portable computer. A user associated with the user identification information operates the diagnostic analyzer. First diagnostic analyzer information is retrieved from at least one database that relates analyzer information to the user of the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is related to the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. Second diagnostic analyzer information from the diagnostic analyzer is retrieved. The second diagnostic analyzer information is generated by the diagnostic analyzer. The first and the second diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. The portable computer is configured to display the first and the second diagnostic analyzer related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Judy Bosko, Mark Dahlberg, Chris Carrier, Mark Smith, Steve Postma, Masunao Nakahira, Tomomi Sugiyama, Mao Inoue
  • Patent number: 11052004
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a support structure and a first side rail. The support structure comprises a base and a patient support surface for supporting a patient. A side rail connector is coupled to the support structure. The first side rail is removably coupled to the support structure by the side rail connector. The first side rail is configured to be removable from the support structure and interchanged with a second side rail. The second side rail is configured to be removably coupled to the support structure by the side rail connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan Ross
  • Patent number: 11043106
    Abstract: A system for use in a residential property, the system including a first computing system positionable in the residential property and including a first memory and a first processor. The system also includes a second computing system including a second memory and a second processor, the second computing system in communication with the first computing system over a network. The first memory comprises program instructions executable by the processor of the first computing system to: recognize a sound indicative of an unexpected event; retrieve, from a database stored in the first memory, an acoustic profile of the unexpected event; and responsive to the identifying the unexpected event, transmit a notification including an identity of the acoustic profile of the unexpected event to the second computing system over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.
    Inventor: John Banczak
  • Patent number: 10904762
    Abstract: A method including a remote device establishing an encrypted communication link with a user equipment, where the user equipment is associated with a wheelchair, where the encrypted communication link is established based at least partially upon a wheelchair identifier transmitted by the remote device which identifies the wheelchair; transmitting an access level by the remote device to an access controller; and receiving data by the remote device from the wheelchair via the use equipment and a network, where the data received by the remote device is limited corresponding to the access level of the remote device transmitted to the access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Curtis Instruments Inc.
    Inventor: Manuel Studer
  • Patent number: 10898399
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a support structure. The support structure comprises a base and a patient support deck coupled to the base. The patient support deck comprises a patient support surface capable of articulating to adjust positioning of a patient supported thereon, a lift system configured to adjust a height of the patient support deck relative to the base, and a user interface system coupled to the support structure and comprising an elongated member and a user interface coupled to the elongated member. The user interface is configured to receive inputs from a user to control a function of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Anish Paul, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Ryan Ross
  • Patent number: 10891452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radio frequency based control system for preventing occupational hazards, comprising a communication network that connects one or more workers with one or more managers via the Internet or a mobile network, and one or more servers and databases connected to that communication network, further comprising: a plurality of RF tags attached to objects or tools used by workers during their work activity, said tags comprising means for data transmission through radio frequency; and one or more portable mobile terminals, configured for being equipped by workers and for receiving data transmitted by the RF tags, said mobile terminals comprising Internet connectivity and/or mobile network connectivity; and one or more management devices connected to the Internet and/or to a mobile network for receiving transmitted data by mobile terminals and/or recorded or analysed by the servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TISULAR SAFETY, S.L.U.
    Inventor: Mario Alvarez Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10827985
    Abstract: The present invention includes a healthcare system for capturing and maintaining patient healthcare records and employing information in the records to proactively alert hospital workers to a condition that places patient health at risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10831191
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring use, determining risk, and pricing insurance policies for a vehicle having one or more autonomous or semi-autonomous operation features are provided. According to certain aspects, the operating status of the features, the identity of a vehicle operator, risk levels for operation of the vehicle by the vehicle operator, or damage to the vehicle may be determined based upon sensor or other data. According to further aspects, decisions regarding transferring control between the features and the vehicle operator may be made based upon sensor data and information regarding the vehicle operator. Additional aspects may recommend or install updates to the autonomous operation features based upon determined risk levels. Some aspects may include monitoring transportation infrastructure and communicating information about the infrastructure to vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Mark Fields, Chien Che Huang, Mohamed A. Wazeer, Shawn C. Bennett, Steven C. Cielocha, Ronny S. Bryant, Stephen Kohaus, Terry Quakenbush, Richard A. Novak, Craig M. Main, Weixin Wu, Torri Wollenschlager, Carol Marie Csanda, Stacey Gorsuch, Todd Binion, Aaron Scott Chan
  • Patent number: 10716474
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a first transceiver adapted to wirelessly communicate with a second transceiver of a headwall interface that is positioned off of the patient support apparatus. A communication link is automatically established between the first and second transceivers without requiring a user of the patient support apparatus to activate a designated control and without requiring the user to identify the headwall interface. The first transceiver includes a unique identifier assigned to the headwall interface in its messages to the headwall interface. The first transceiver may also automatically transmit a disconnect signal to the headwall interface indicating the termination of the communication link is not accidental. The disconnect signal is sent based on one or more of the following: (1) a brake being off, (2) an A/C power cord being unplugged; and/or (3) a signal strength between the transceivers decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Josef Bodurka, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jerald A. Trepanier
  • Patent number: 10716512
    Abstract: If a user enters a bed, a sensor in the pump of the bed can detect the user's presence in the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Nunn, Wade Daniel Palashewski, Robert Erko
  • Patent number: 10561550
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A Bobey, Stephen L Douglas, Eric R Meyer, Jonathan H Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R Schulte, Andrew F Skinner, Michael Z Sleva, Richard B Stacy, Daniel K Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 10489661
    Abstract: A system and a method are described for monitoring a medical care environment. In one or more implementations, a method includes identifying a first subset of pixels within a field of view of a camera as representing a bed. The method also includes identifying a second subset of pixels within the field of view of the camera as representing an object (e.g., a patient) proximal to the bed. The method also includes determining an orientation of the object within the bed. In implementations, the method further includes issuing an electronic communication notification directing a user to view a display monitor associated with the object based upon the orientation of the object. In some implementations, the method further includes breaking out a particular portion of the display associated with the object. In some implementations, the method also includes determining whether to issue future notifications based upon feedback to the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ocuvera LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Rush, Joshua M. Brown-Kramer, Lucas A. Sabalka, Brian S. Gansemer, Paul B. Bauer, Andrew R. Unterseher, Benjamin J. Origas, Douglas W. Durham, Tony R. Wilsman
  • Patent number: 10481703
    Abstract: A system and keypad interface is disclosed that allows users to communicate with non-verbal cues. Embodiments include an optimal key pattern(s) to minimize human time using the control interface. Aspects of the system block the natural reading process and rely on pattern recognition, thus users can enter and respond to messages more quickly without the cognitive upset of reading messages that rely solely on left to right or vice versa. The grouping of the keys optimizes or minimizes the time a human uses the control system based on how the human brain interprets visual information. Some embodiments include messages delivered by tones associated with button presses. The tones may provide a non-verbal communication without the recipient needing to see the panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: L Alford Frost
  • Patent number: 10482754
    Abstract: A system for use in a residential property, the system including a first computing system positionable in the residential property and including a first memory and a first processor. The system also includes a second computing system including a second memory and a second processor, the second computing system in communication with the first computing system over a network. The first memory comprises program instructions executable by the processor of the first computing system to: recognize a sound indicative of an unexpected event; retrieve, from a database stored in the first memory, an acoustic profile of the unexpected event; and responsive to the identifying the unexpected event, transmit a notification including an identity of the acoustic profile of the unexpected event to the second computing system over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS, INC.
    Inventor: John Banczak
  • Patent number: 10447573
    Abstract: A method for communicating information related to a diagnostic analyzer includes receiving user identification information from a portable computer. A user associated with the user identification information operates the diagnostic analyzer. First diagnostic analyzer information is retrieved from at least one database that relates analyzer information to the user of the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is related to the diagnostic analyzer. The first diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. Second diagnostic analyzer information from the diagnostic analyzer is retrieved. The second diagnostic analyzer information is generated by the diagnostic analyzer. The first and the second diagnostic analyzer information is communicated to the portable computer. The portable computer is configured to display the first and the second diagnostic analyzer related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sysmex Corporation
    Inventors: Judy Bosko, Mark Dahlberg, Chris Carrier, Mark Smith, Steve Postma, Masunao Nakahira, Tomomi Sugiyama, Mao Inoue
  • Patent number: 10437960
    Abstract: A method, system, computer program product and apparatus related to managing and disseminating information in a health care facility is disclosed. The system may comprise a plurality of input devices, a processor connected to the input devices and a plurality of electronic output devices connected to the processor. The output devices may include a master patient information display, an electronic patient room information display, a master precaution display, a patient hourly rounding display and an individual room precaution display. The method may comprises receiving from at least one input device data associated with a plurality of patients, and displaying for each patient the information, based on the data received, that is associated with each patient, and then updating on each output device the information when it changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SHELDON INVESTMENT GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Sheldon, Sonne DeVries, Clare Cooke, Dennis Bednar, William Bock, Randall Karlsen, Noel Wolbing, Saad Yusuf
  • Patent number: 10420688
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, recliner, operating table, stretcher, or the like, includes a control panel with multiple controls for controlling functions of the patient support apparatus. A control system disables at least a first control and changes an illumination state of a backlight when the patient support apparatus is in a particular state. In some embodiments, the particular state is the arming of an exit detection system and/or the deactivation of a brake on the patient support apparatus. The particular state may also or alternatively be tied to a particular mode of the patient support apparatus, such as a diagnostic mode, a maintenance mode, and/or a normal mode. The control system may also never illuminate a first icon on the patient support apparatus if it was initially configured in a particular manner, such as being intended for sale in a particular geographic market.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Douglas Furman, Cory Patrick Herbst, Anish Paul