Hospital Patents (Class 340/286.07)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10420517
    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: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10402926
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for multidevice collaboration are provided. In embodiments, indications are provided on a device that a wrong chart is open for a location. A clinician is prompted to synchronize a chart with a dashboard associated with the location. Control of the dashboard is transferred to the clinician utilizing the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Lisa Kelly, Amanda Buckley, Stephanie L. Rogers, Robert Farr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10368806
    Abstract: An autonomous smart car includes a bio-signal sensing unit sensing a bio-condition of a person in the autonomous smart car; a communication unit supporting wireless communication between the autonomous smart car and an external of the autonomous smart car; a memory unit storing basic data of the person in the autonomous smart car, general bio-signal data, bio-signal data sensed by the bio-signal sensing unit, and hospital information data; an autonomous driving unit autonomously driving the autonomous smart car to a destination; an emergency handling unit enabling the autonomous smart car to inform that an emergency patient is in the autonomous smart car to outside when the bio-condition of the person in the autonomous smart car indicates an emergency; and a control unit analyzing a current condition of the person by comparing a bio-signal sensed by the bio-signal sensing unit with the data stored in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: HANCOM, INC.
    Inventor: Sang Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10363183
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kirsten M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Patent number: 10251490
    Abstract: A method and system may include transmitting a signal to a pump of an air mattress to set the pressure of the air mattress to an initial pressure; receiving, at a central controller, a user preference condition for an automatic adjustment of the pressure in the air mattress; receiving, at the central controller, an indication that the air mattress is empty; and based on determining that the user preference condition has been met and receiving the indication: detecting a change in the pressure of the air mattress beyond a threshold value; and based on the detection, adjusting the pressure of the air mattress to the initial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Sleep Number Corporation, Select Comfort Retail Corporation
    Inventors: Rob Nunn, Wade Daniel Palashewski, Steven Jay Young, Carl Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10241591
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventor: L. Alford Frost
  • Patent number: 10206837
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 10169964
    Abstract: A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. A second signal device includes a second receiver for receiving an activation signal from the transceiver. The second receiver electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. The second signal device is activated by the activation of the first mobile signal device using the transceiver for alerting other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Delia, Wayne M. Delia, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10171935
    Abstract: Method, systems, and computer-readable media for receiving, from an application instance operating on a client device, healthcare information that indicates a client device identifier, a wireless proximity beacon identifier, and a proximity of the identified client device to the identified wireless proximity beacon. From the received healthcare information, a determination is made whether the proximity of the identified client device to the identified wireless proximity beacon satisfies a threshold proximity. Based at least on the determination, an action is determined that the application instance operating on the identified client device is permitted to perform while the proximity of the identified client device to the identified wireless proximity beacon satisfies the threshold proximity. Healthcare information is transmitted to the identified client device that enables the application instance operating on the identified client device to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Benjamin Reyes, Hugh Owen, Jose Nocedal de la Garza
  • Patent number: 10109180
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a wireless transceiver and a processor. The wireless transceiver may be configured to communicate wirelessly via a wireless network with an annunciator remotely located from the apparatus and a plurality of call light boxes remotely located from the apparatus. The processor may be configured to (i) control reception of an alarm message from one or more of the call light boxes in response to an event, (ii) illuminate a hall indicator in response to reception of the alarm message, (iii) receive a cancellation message from at least one of (a) one or more of the call light boxes and (b) the annunciator that cancels the event, and (iv) extinguish the hall indicator in response to cancellation of the event. The hall indicator may change color over time until the event is canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: David L. Hamilton
  • Patent number: 10102730
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus includes a detector and a notifying unit. The detector detects, based on an image obtained by capturing an image of a space in which a monitoring target acts, an act which is likely to cause the monitoring target to be exposed to danger. The notifying unit sends, in accordance with the act and an exercise ability of the monitoring target, a notification indicating that the monitoring target is likely to be exposed to danger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Honda, Takanori Ozawa, Kazuaki Morito, Manabu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10070789
    Abstract: A hospital bed is programmable with new firmware that is downloaded to the bed over a network. The firmware is downloaded to the bed automatically from a remote computer device. The remote computer device receives a message from the hospital bed which includes data regarding the version number of the bed's current firmware, and if the version number indicates that the firmware is an outdated version, the remote computer device downloads a new version of the firmware to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irwin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10028875
    Abstract: A device for attaching a digital device to a hospital bed side rail. The device includes a connector for attaching to the side rail, an arm connected to the connector, and an electronic device holder at an opposite end of the arm. The electronic device holder is configured to receive a digital device, such as a tablet, laptop computer, phone, or other electronic device. The arm is, in embodiments, articulating, flexible, rotatable, and/or otherwise configurable to allow positioning of the electronic device holder in a desired position relative to the patient. Thus, after the connector is attached to the side rail, the arm can be moved to position and support the electronic device holder relative to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: HATCHMED CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Hatch
  • Patent number: 10016325
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Patent number: 10007263
    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, with the customer's permission, it may be detected by sensors that an occupant of the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle is experiencing a medical emergency. A nearby medical facility may be determined based upon the vehicle location and the detected medical emergency. A route from the current vehicle location to the medical facility may be determined, and the autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle may be automatically directed or routed to the medical facility. A message may also be generated and transmitted to the medical facility to alert them that a person in need of timely medical assistance is on the way. Life and auto insurance discounts may be generated for risk averse customers based upon their vehicles having the emergency response functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    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, Aaron Scott Chan, Craig M. Main, Weixin Wu, Torri Wollenschlager, Carol Marie Csanda, Stacey Gorsuch, Todd Binion
  • Patent number: 10002503
    Abstract: A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. A second signal device includes a second receiver for receiving an activation signal from the transceiver. The second receiver electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. The second signal device is activated by the activation of the first mobile signal device using the transceiver for alerting other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Delia, Wayne M. Delia, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10002273
    Abstract: Described herein are various technologies pertaining to mobile computing devices that are communicatively coupled to barcode scanners. A mobile computing device is configured to provide feedback (visual and/or audible) pertaining to a scan of a barcode performed by a barcode scanner that is communicatively coupled to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Dreselly Thomas, Wyatt Nordstrom, Ariel Noel Norton
  • Patent number: 9962487
    Abstract: An automatic sensing and warning device for placing an intravenous drip includes a transmitter unit, a blocking unit, a receiver unit, and a fixing device. The transmitter unit is attachable to an injection site on a patient's hand and is operable to transmit an identification signal. The receiver unit is arranged on the blocking unit and includes a drive circuit and a warning device. The fixing device supports the blocking unit and the receiver unit on the intravenous drip pole. The RF receiver is set at a predetermined vertical distance from a drip chamber and areas above and below the RF receiver are respectively defined as dangerous and safe areas. When the injection site is spaced from the drip chamber by a distance shorter than the predetermined distance, the RF receiver receives the identification signal from the RF transmitter and the drive circuit activates the warning device to issue warnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: CATHAY GENERAL HOSPITAL, TZU-CHI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ming-Chuan Kuo, Zu-Chun Lin, Chia-Hui Chu, Ping-I Li, Chia-Liang Lu
  • Patent number: 9942733
    Abstract: An alert message application running on a first mobile communication can be controlled to operate in a training mode and a normal mode of operation. In the training mode of operation, the application can receive over a short range wireless link a training message response uttered by a user of a second wireless communication device and associate audio information in the utterance with a response code that the user is prompted by the application to enter. In the normal mode of operation, the user can respond to an alert message played by the first wireless communication device with a verbal utterance, and if the response utterance matches the training message response utterance, the application generates and sends a response message to an event notification system that includes the response code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Globestar, Inc.
    Inventor: David Tavares
  • Patent number: 9904770
    Abstract: To provide a user-friendly information-gathering device enabling users to select buttons easily. An information-gathering device has a plurality of selection buttons, a communication module, and a cancel button. The communication module has an IC chip and a button cell. The IC chip has a storage which stores information for identifying the pressed selection button and information about the time of the press, in chronological order, a controller which performs control to store the information in the storage, and a wireless communication unit. When the cancel button is pressed, the controller stores, in the storage, information requesting to cancel press information about the selection button pressed immediately before the cancel button is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroko Takahashi, Takehiko Bizen
  • Patent number: 9861550
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an input indicative of at least one factor that contributes to the development of pressure ulcers; determining a risk score as a function of the input; comparing the risk score to a previous risk score; and at least one of activating a therapy configured to reduce the magnitude of the factor and notifying a caregiver if the risk score is greater than the previous risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ribble, Michelle McCleerey, Eric Agdeppa
  • Patent number: 9866797
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a system for monitoring a patient in a bed, the system comprising a camera, a user interface comprising a screen, and a computing system. The computing system can be configured to monitor, with the camera, for motion within each of a plurality of zones, the plurality of zones comprising a one or more inner zones extending adjacent along the bed, one or more outer zones extending adjacent along the one or more inner zones, and one or more end zones. Motion within the inner zones can trigger a fall alert while motion within the outer or end zones can suspend one or more functions to prevent the fall alert from being issued. The end zones can comprise a bottom zone and one or more top zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Clark, Derek del Carpio
  • Patent number: 9788800
    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: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9785892
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for automating displays based on admissions, transfers, and discharges are provided. In embodiments, admission notifications that patients have been admitted to rooms in a healthcare facility are received. Information is accessed for the patients admitted to the rooms. The information for the patients is automatically displayed, without user intervention, to clinicians in the corresponding rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Kelly, Stephanie L. Rogers, Jared Wayne Fordham, Amanda Buckley, Robert Farr, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9775519
    Abstract: A hospital bed is programmable with new firmware that is downloaded to the bed over a network. The firmware is downloaded to the bed automatically from a remote computer device. The remote computer device receives a message from the hospital bed which includes data regarding the version number of the bed's current firmware, and if the version number indicates that the firmware is an outdated version, the remote computer device downloads a new version of the firmware to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 9747780
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically sending an emergency signal by means of a system of a vehicle are provided. According to one technique, an emergency situation is detected by evaluating signals of a number of sensors. A current position of the vehicle then determined, and a plurality of entries of emergency response services are received. A minimum cost is determined from the costs associated with respective entries of the plurality of entries to the current position of the vehicle, and a first-priority entry is determined from the minimum cost. An address for sending the emergency call signal is received, where the address is included in the first-priority entry. The retrieved address is used to start a setup of a connection to a device of the emergency response service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Lars Hansen
  • Patent number: 9741217
    Abstract: A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. A second signal device includes a second receiver for receiving an activation signal from the transceiver. The second receiver electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. The second signal device is activated by the activation of the first mobile signal device using the transceiver for alerting other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Delia, Wayne M. Delia, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9693691
    Abstract: A method for determining a spatial location of at least one patient data gathering device includes the steps of receiving at least one signal from a geolocation system and analyzing the at least one signal to determine the spatial location of the at least one patient data gathering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corpoaration
    Inventor: Guy Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 9649237
    Abstract: An electric motor furniture drive for a piece of furniture having at least one furniture part. The electric motor furniture drive includes a control unit, at least one adjustment drive, and at least one operating unit configured as a multifunction operating part connected via an adapter device to the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: DEWERTOKIN GMBH
    Inventor: Steffen Loley
  • Patent number: 9652960
    Abstract: A method for routing a medical alert to a selected staff member 151-153, the method comprising receiving an alert signal generated by an alert generation device 121-126, obtaining the current location and identity of multiple staff members from a location tracking system 141-146 configured to track the locations of the multiple staff members, upon receiving the alert signal, selecting from the multiple staff members a selected staff member by at least determining that the distance between a location of the alert generation device and the location of the selected staff member is shorter than the distance between the location of the alert generation device and the location of at least one of the multiple staff members other than the selected staff member, and sending an alert signal to an individually addressable mobile device associated with the selected staff member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ingrid Christina Maria Flinsenberg, Roel Peter Geert Cuppen, Rosemarie Jolanda Elise Rajae-Joordens, Elke Marieke Lambert Daemen, Evert Jan Van Loenen
  • Patent number: 9646136
    Abstract: A device obtains a series of measurements of a physiological parameter of a monitored patient when the device is operating within a monitoring workflow. The device displays a monitoring workflow home screen when the device is operating within the monitoring workflow. The monitoring workflow home screen contains a representation of the physiological parameter of the monitored patient. In addition, the device obtains a measurement of the physiological parameter of each patient in a series of patients when the device is operating within a non-monitoring workflow. The device displays a non-monitoring workflow home screen when the device is operating within the non-monitoring workflow. The non-monitoring workflow home screen contains a representation of the physiological parameter of a given patient in the series of patients. The monitoring workflow home screen is different than the non-monitoring workflow home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn C. St. Pierre, Esther N. Ahn, Eric J. Bailey, Michael D. Garrant, Roger W. Graves, Jennifer M. Kilian, Thomas A. Myers
  • Patent number: 9582974
    Abstract: A system and method for signaling users including a control device electrically connected to a transceiver. The transceiver has a specified frequency. A first mobile signal device being activated by a first user and electrically communicating with a first transmitter having a selectable signal frequency. The first transmitter electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. A second signal device includes a second receiver for receiving an activation signal from the transceiver. The second receiver electrically communicates with the transceiver using the specified frequency. The second signal device is activated by the activation of the first mobile signal device using the transceiver for alerting other persons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Delia, Wayne M. Delia, Edward E. Kelley
  • Patent number: 9562371
    Abstract: The present invention relates to doors for intensive care units and more particularly to an intensive care unit door control system. In particular, the invention relates to a door management system for an intensive care unit comprising at least one control unit configured to receive signals from at least one external device and to control the opening and closing of the automatic intensive care unit doors based on the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTEMS AB
    Inventors: Michael McCaslin, Jeffrey A. Wolfe