Medical Patents (Class 340/539.12)
  • Patent number: 10886024
    Abstract: Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to be placed upon beds of the plurality of beds. The computing device may associate a support surface of the plurality of support surfaces with a bed of the plurality of beds. The computing device may make the association based upon status data received from the plurality of beds and the plurality of support surfaces. The support surface and/or bed to be associated may initiate a surface association request. The computing device, in response to the surface association request, may request performance of one or more actions on the bed and/or support surface to be associated to identify the bed and/or support surface from the beds and support surfaces of the healthcare facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Patricia A. Glidewell, David Ferguson, Simeon Zhao, Daleep Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10886014
    Abstract: A vital-sign detecting system includes radio-frequency (RF) tags disposed on detected subjects respectively, one of the RF tags being turned on and generating an incident RF signal with a predetermined frequency, and the incident RF signal projecting on a corresponding detected subject to generate a corresponding reflected RF signal; and at least one radio-frequency identification (RFID) radar that turns on one of the RF tags, demodulates the reflected RF signal to obtain vital signal of the corresponding detected subject, and identifies the detected subject according to the turned-on RF tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yao-Tsung Chang, Yin-Yu Chen, Chuan-Yen Kao, Yao-Shun Tseng, Sheng-Lun Chiou
  • Patent number: 10866602
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling communications using temperature and/or Radio Frequency (RF) signals are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include determining whether a user operating a communications device has at least temporarily transferred at least partial control of the communications device to another user based, at least in part, upon a change in at least one of: a temperature or an RF signal sensed at the communications device. The method may also include controlling an aspect of a communication conducted via the communications device based, at least in part, upon the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Higgs, Adam C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10862875
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for protecting the privacy of wireless enabled medical device (WEMD) communications, particularly against traffic-analysis attacks. In an exemplary method, a WEMD measures a physiological parameter and conveys that physiological parameter to a WEMD-receiver using messages that simulate at least one message from a cover device, for example by embedding physiological data in a message from a simulated cover device. In some embodiments, the WEMD sends messages that simulate traffic patterns of the cover device. The cover device may be a device not associated with serious medical conditions, such as a fitness-oriented heart rate monitor. In some embodiments, the simulation is discontinued under emergency conditions or in particular regions that are deemed to be safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Juels
  • Patent number: 10852377
    Abstract: A control apparatus for a magnetic resonance device, a system, a control system and a magnetic resonance system are disclosed. The control apparatus includes a control module, including a central coordination component, embodied to receive sequence commands calculated according to a scan sequence; a radio-frequency-control component, embodied to actuate a radio-frequency transmission unit of the magnetic resonance device in accordance with the sequence commands; and a gradient-coil-control component, embodied to actuate a gradient-coil unit of the magnetic resonance device in accordance with the sequence commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH
    Inventor: Swen Campagna
  • Patent number: 10854058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an emergency alert system that triggers a distress event that is automatically managed by a community security system. The emergency alert system is activated through users' mobile devices and initiates communication with the community security system. Management by the community security system includes receiving the GPS location of the mobile device, recording a continuous stream of audio and video from the panic user's mobile application, notifying potential responders or groups of responders in the vicinity of the panic alert and, among other things, activating localized visual and audible deterrents present in surrounding private security systems, intelligently directing community CCTV cameras to record the distress event and issuing notifications to the closest community members for immediate responses, as well as other responders or group notification members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Overview Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Davies, Scott Anthony Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10835436
    Abstract: A method for assessing compliance with a protocol requiring or advising the use of lift assist equipment for repositioning an occupant of an occupant support includes the steps of: 1) determining a measure of load borne by the occupant support over an interval of time; 2) determining how much the location of the occupant's center of mass relative to the occupant support has changed during the interval of time; and 3) assessing compliance with the protocol as a function of the load measure, the change of location, and a measure of the occupant's weight. In one embodiment the load measure is an integral of load over an interval of time. An apparatus for carrying out the method comprises a processor and instructions which are executable by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Wiggermann
  • Patent number: 10827934
    Abstract: An arrangement (100) and a device (101) for determining pulse transit time comprise an accelerometer (102) and a pulse wave sensor (103) for sensing a pulse wave. The accelerometer (102) determines a cardiac systole, and the pulse wave sensor (103) determines the pulse wave induced by said cardiac systole ejection. A first trigger signal is determined at the moment of said determined cardiac systole, and a second trigger signal at the moment of said determined pulse wave. The pulse transit time is then determined as a time difference between said first and second trigger signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Niku Oksala, Antti Vehkaoja, Sami Melkoniemi
  • Patent number: 10832552
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic device and a method for providing a notification using the same. An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a wireless communication unit; a sensor unit; a memory; and a processor electrically connected to the wireless communication unit, the sensor unit, and the memory, wherein the memory includes instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to: collect situation information of the electronic device and sensor information obtained by the sensor unit; analyze a pattern on the basis of the situation information and the sensor information; and transmit information on the analyzed pattern to a designated external electronic device through the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihoon Jang, Duseok Kim
  • Patent number: 10806541
    Abstract: Apparatus for identifying a patient, said apparatus comprising: a medical device for implantation into the patient; an optical identifier affixed to the medical device; wherein at least a portion of the optical identifier is radiopaque, whereby to generate a scannable X-ray image of the optical identifier when the medical device is imaged using X-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Adam Ross
  • Patent number: 10812649
    Abstract: A set of tracking devices can be placed within a geographic area as part of a scavenger hunt. A user with a mobile device can traverse the area, and when the user moves within a threshold proximity or communicative range of a tracking device, the mobile device can receive a communication from the tracking device identifying the tracking device. In response to determining that the tracking device is part of the set of tracking devices and thus part of the scavenger hunt, the mobile device can modify a tracking device interface displaying a representation of the tracking device to indicate that the tracking device has been found. In response to each tracking device being found, the mobile device can modify the tracking device interface to indicate that the scavenger hunt has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Knorr Kuhn, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10806398
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device for adjusting a power consumption level of a device. The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include: a first sensor interface, a second sensor interface, and a processing device coupled to the first sensor interface and the second sensor interface. The processing device may: measure a first physiological measurement via the first sensor interface within a first period of time; measure a second physiological measurement via the second sensor interface within the first period of time; adjust a power consumption level of the apparatus in view of at least one of the first physiological measurement or the second physiological measurement; measure the physiological measurement via the first sensor interface at the adjusted power consumption level within a second period of time; and measure a second physiological measurement via the second sensor interface at the adjusted power consumption level within the second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: Devin W. Miller, David R. Miller
  • Patent number: 10799169
    Abstract: Technologies and techniques for detecting and alerting onset Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), where a device receives sensor data including heart rate data, accelerometer data and audio data. The device is configured to activate the collection of accelerometer data and extract accelerometer data features comprising frequency components if the heart rate exceeds a first threshold, activate the collection of audio data and extract audio data features comprising frequency components if the heart rate data meets or exceeds a second predetermined threshold, determine if the audio data meets or exceeds a predetermined audio threshold comprising frequency characteristics, and transmit an alert indicating the detection of an onset ASD episode, based on the extracted audio data features, the extracted accelerometer data features and the heart rate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy J. Wahlberg
  • Patent number: 10783593
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, system, and computer program product for communicating among participants in a conference at a location, the computer-implemented method comprising: configuring a number of badges, each badge having a processor connected to a memory, a storage, a Bluetooth communications device, and a badge display; and storing a number of programs in the storage; wherein a first program of the number of programs is configured to broadcast one or more keywords; wherein a second program of the number of programs is configured to detect particular keywords in a received broadcast; and wherein the number of badges are configured to be wearable and visible to others when worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Carver, Ismail Yagci, Austin Warr, Matthew Robinson, Christopher Park, Augusto Varas
  • Patent number: 10750129
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hospital video surveillance system comprising several cameras (2, 3, 4) for acquiring video data for surveilling several patient regions (5, 6, 7). The video data are transmitted from the cameras to a display device and are used to determine physiological properties of patients, wherein the physiological properties are vital signs. The bandwidths for the transmission of the video data are allocated depending on the determined physiological properties. Thus, the bandwidth allocation considers the physiological states of the patients, which can ensure that a sufficient bandwidth is provided where it is really required. This is especially useful, if the overall bandwidth is limited. Moreover, since the video data are used for fulfilling several functions, i.e. surveilling the several patient regions and determining the physiological properties, the overall system can be very compact and less or no additional physiological sensors might be required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Harald Greiner, Ihor Olehovych Kirenko
  • Patent number: 10741053
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a health monitoring and emergency response service are provided. Each element in a plurality of data elements is obtained from a health monitoring device connected to a corresponding subject in a plural of subjects. An alert is triggered through analysis of the data element or manually triggered by the subject or a subject's circle of support. The subject or one or more members of the circle of support of the subject verifies or rejects the alert. The alert is sent to a remote monitoring alarm center and emergency responders are dispatched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AMP LLC
    Inventors: Fredric Mark Newman, Marsha Jo Newman
  • Patent number: 10729388
    Abstract: Devices and methods for providing a user with alerts are provided. The alerts may take different forms, such as an output to a display, a speaker, a vibration module, a shock module, etc. The alerts provide the user with sufficient information to take appropriate action, but the devices may be of limited functionality to enhance their compactness, discreetness, wearability, etc., while also lowering their cost to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eli Reihman, Jennifer Blackwell, Leif N. Bowman, Thomas Hall, Katherine Yerre Grubstein, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Matthew D. Wightlin
  • Patent number: 10726701
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes establishing a communications link between a computing device and an adapter. The adapter is configured to receive at least a portion of a medicament delivery device. A wireless signal is received to maintain the communications link. A relative position between the computing device and the adapter is determined. An alarm is produced when the wireless signal is not received within a time period. The alarm is based on the relative position between the computing device and the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10713921
    Abstract: A control device, controlling an alarm output, includes a data network interface, with a signaling interface for outputting a control signal indicating a request for an acoustic and/or optical alarm signal a memory unit and a processor. The data network interface is configured to receive a group message indicating a sender identity and a presence of an alarm state. The memory unit provides a first data set, which indicates a list with potential sender identities, as well as further a second data set, which indicates one or more alarm output time periods. The processor is configured to operate a timekeeping function, and to output the control signal via the signaling interface as a function of an agreement between the sender identity with one of potential sender identities, and as a function of a comparison of a current value of the timekeeping function with data of the second data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Stefan Schlichting, Alexander Loose, Peter Haase
  • Patent number: 10692355
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method for efficiently monitoring hand hygiene is provided. The system comprises one or more sensors configured to determine presence of one or more individuals in vicinity. The system further comprises one or more controllers configured to ascertain identity of the one or more individuals. The one or more controllers are further configured to send one or more alerts to the one or more identified individuals to wash their hands. Furthermore, the one or more controllers are configured to monitor one or more handwashing instances by the one or more identified individuals and generate one or more compliance results for each of the one or more monitored handwashing instances. The one or more controllers are also configured to initiate one or more actions corresponding to each of the one or more monitored handwashing instances based on the generated one or more compliance results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Inventors: Nitesh Dattu Waghode, Vivek Vasant Diwanji, Amit Bindumadhav Pingle, Himanshu Pradhan, Mandar Pandurang Patil, Aman Singhal, Ashish Sharma
  • Patent number: 10679488
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting personal protective equipment (PPE) compliance is disclosed. Personal protective equipment, such as gloves, gowns, masks, protective eyewear, may be used to limit transmission of illness either from the patient to the care giver or vice-versa. Compliance with PPE is important in various contexts, including hospital settings, home settings, work settings, and school settings. For example, a healthcare provider may wear a wristband, which may interact with a stationary controller that is associated with an entrance and/or an exit to an area for the patient (such as the stationary controller integrated with or proximate to a hand cleaning agent dispenser) proximate to the entrance and/or exit. The interaction may be used to determine whether the healthcare provider has complied with PPE protocols. Further, the system may be used to train healthcare providers or others in PPE hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsensor Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Yang Liu, Jiapeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10674910
    Abstract: A computer-implemented patient monitoring system includes a patient data monitoring system on a first computing system, including a patient medical data query engine configured to generate one or more rule execution requests. The monitoring system further includes a network circuit communicating with the medical database system and one or more remote patient care computing devices. The remote care computing devices in turn include a patient medical data repository and a query response engine configured to respond to received rule execution requests. Responding to rule execution requests includes verifying the validity of a rule execution request, identifying data in the patient medical data repository responsive to the rule execution request, and transmitting response patient medical data responsive to the rule execution request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Epic Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Stirling Martin, Aaron Webb
  • Patent number: 10667761
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and system of providing a real time audification of neonatal EEG signals. The method comprises the steps of: receiving preprocessed neonatal EEG signals; changing a characteristic of the preprocessed signals in a phase vocoder; resampling the output signals from the vocoder to a predetermined audio frequency range; converting the resampled signals into stereo signals; and selecting a plurality of channels from the stereo signals as the output audio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: University College Cork
    Inventors: Andriy Temko, Gordon Lightbody, Liam Marnane, Geraldine Boylan
  • Patent number: 10660568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor module for body parameters and to a method for transmitting, receiving, and storing information about the behavior of a user during sport, movement, and at rest. Said information is determined from at least one of various biometric sensors, GPS chips, girometers, and others, location, speed, movement and other devices (measuring devices) measuring at least one status or a status change. The information is then transmitted by means of at least one radio chip connected to the measuring device, wherein the measuring devices are not networked with or connected to one another, but the transmission is rather carried out directly from the respective measuring device and radio chip, the measuring module, to one or more servers, preferably by means of mobile internet, mobile telephone data link, or another radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Rudolf King
  • Patent number: 10653499
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an incentive system are provided. One embodiment relates to a system including a processing circuit and a communications interface. The processing circuit includes an inventory module configured to track an inventory of medical devices, a usage module configured to generate usage data in response to use of one or more of the medical devices, an ordering module configured to generate a purchase order based on the usage data, the purchase order involving two or more parties, and a billing module configured to determine whether each party is eligible to use an incentive system, determine incentive options available to each eligible party, provide the associated incentive options to each eligible party, receive at least one incentive option selection, and generate transaction details for the purchase order based on the at least one selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Sweeney, Michael S. Butler
  • Patent number: 10648967
    Abstract: The system for use with a breath tester includes a computing facility. In a learning mode, the facility is adapted to: receive the weight of a user; receive the details of each drink consumed by a user and the time of consumption of said each drink; receive measurements of breath alcohol content produced by the breath tester; and calculate the elimination rate of the user. In a predictive mode, the facility is adapted to: receive the details of each drink consumed by a user, and the time of consumption of said each drink; and calculate the expected breath alcohol content of the user based on the weight of the user, the calculated elimination rate of the user and said details of each drink consumed by the user and said time of consumption of said each drink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (International) Inc.
    Inventor: Steven H. Leach
  • Patent number: 10644755
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for adjusting the power level of an external reader of an electronic device. The external reader transmits power to the electronic device with a radio frequency electromagnetic signal. The electronic device may rectify the radio frequency electromagnetic signal and create a rectified voltage. The rectified voltage may be positively correlated to the power level transmitted by the external device. The rectified power can be used to power a component of the electronic device, such as a component configured to measure either a voltage or power associated with the rectified voltage. The electronic device may communicate the measured voltage or power back to the external reader. Based on the communicated voltage or power, the external reader may adjust its power level of the transmitted power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: VERILY LIFE SCIENCES LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Pletcher, Brian Otis, Francis Honore, Andrew Nelson
  • Patent number: 10643061
    Abstract: An unauthorized visitor system collects an image of a person detected in a room of a patient. The system identifies reference points on the person's face, for example, points along the cheeks, jowls, and/or brow. The system may compare the reference points to reference points of images associated with registered visitors. The system then determines, based on the comparison, if the person is a registered visitor. One or more designated recipients may be alerted if the person is not a registered visitor or if the person breaches a patient identification zone established around a particular patient. The system may also register the person in a database of visitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10645080
    Abstract: A biometrics hub may establish a session with a first biometric device, receive first biometric data of a user from the first biometric device, establish a session with a second biometric device, receive second biometric data of the user from the second biometric device, and store the first biometric data and the second biometric data at the biometrics hub. The biometrics hub may further detect a power event associated with at least one of the first biometric device or the second biometric device, and change, in response to detecting the power event, a schedule for processing at least one of the first biometric data or the second biometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10643459
    Abstract: An alert communication device, an alert activation device, and an alert management system are provided. The alert management system may include one or more alert communication devices communicatively coupled to one or more other alert communication devices and configured to provide one or more of a visual alert and an audio alert and one or more alert activation devices communicatively coupled to at least one alert communication device of the one or more alert communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Alertpoint, LLC
    Inventor: David Gordon Allen
  • Patent number: 10580532
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining training status from a group of alternatives from a plurality of exercises, where a user has frequently monitored exercises with at least heart rate being measured by a host process, which outputs selected variables for calculating the training status by a child process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Firstbeat Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kaisa Hämäläinen, Aki Pulkkinen, Mikko Seppänen, Tuomas Järvinen, Joonas Korhonen, Tero Myllymäki
  • Patent number: 10565850
    Abstract: A control device, controlling an alarm output, includes a data network interface, with a signaling interface for outputting a control signal indicating a request for an acoustic and/or optical alarm signal a memory unit and a processor. The data network interface is configured to receive a group message indicating a sender identity and a presence of an alarm state. The memory unit provides a first data set, which indicates a list with potential sender identities, as well as further a second data set, which indicates one or more alarm output time periods. The processor is configured to operate a timekeeping function, and to output the control signal via the signaling interface as a function of an agreement between the sender identity with one of potential sender identities, and as a function of a comparison of a current value of the timekeeping function with data of the second data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Stefan Schlichting, Alexander Loose, Peter Haase
  • Patent number: 10560273
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are provided for approving a transaction through an exchange of presented user contextual approval information and approval decryption. The user contextual approval information is generated by a user during a transaction, cryptographically signed, and provided to a transaction server. The user contextual data uniquely describes the transaction to the user and can be employed to aid a user in approving or validating the transaction in a subsequent approval action. In particular, a transaction may present the contextual approval information to a user in the form of an approval challenge message. The approval challenge message may be sent to a known user device via the transaction server in the form of a text or multi-media message. The user may respond to the message with an approval or denial response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Milan Khan, François-Eric Michel Guyomarc'h, James William Holland
  • Patent number: 10554660
    Abstract: A control system including a detection device and a control host is provided. The detection device is configured to detect a biometric characteristic to accordingly identify a user ID, and output an ID signal according to the user ID. The control host is configured to receive the ID signal to accordingly perform an individualized control associated with the user ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 10542889
    Abstract: A remote health monitoring system, method and device is disclosed. The systems utilize one or more sensors, data aggregation and transmission units, mobile computing devices, processing, analytics and storage (PAS) units, and a framework based on a novel location- and power-aware communication systems and analytics to notify and manage patient health. Methods to transmit data to a PAS unit through the patients' smart phone that is connected to internet, abnormality detection in the data, advanced analytical diagnostics and communication system between the health service provider (HSP) and patient are also provided. The health monitoring systems, methods and devices allows for continuous monitoring of the patient without disrupting their normal lives, provides access even in sparsely connected and remote regions which lack good healthcare facilities, allows intervention by specialized practitioners, and sharing of resource or information in the existing healthcare facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM
    Inventors: Maneesha Vinodini Ramesh, Rahul Krishnan Pathinarupothi, Ekanath Srihari Rangan
  • Patent number: 10539429
    Abstract: Systems and methods detect steps from one or more sensed accelerometer signals. Systems comprise an accelerometer and a non-transitory computer readable medium, each of which communicates with a processor. The accelerometer is coupled to an individual and generates outputs received by the processor. The non-transitory computer readable medium stores instructions controlling the processor to perform steps of a method. The processor determines a minimum and a maximum reading for respective time periods. Counted peak heights are maxima that exceed a rest threshold. The rest threshold may be a function of the rest maximum. The processor determines a peak threshold for each time period having a counted peak height. A counted amplitude comprises the difference between the maximum reading and minimum readings of a time period in which the counted peak height exceeds the peak threshold. The processor increments a step counter when a counted amplitude exceeds an amplitude threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Savvysherpa, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Romrell, Ryan J. H. Brunt, Jon Benjamin Griffith, Joseph Roxas
  • Patent number: 10504226
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for detecting a seizure use one or more 3D cameras to monitor an individual. The 3D cameras may movements associated with the tonic or clonic phases of a seizure. A detection zone is used to monitor the individual via the one or more 3D cameras. As the individual moves, the detection zone is automatically adjusted such that zone remains around the person. Detected body position and/or movements, including rate of movement and duration of movement, consistent with a seizure may cause the system or media to alert the individual, a central monitoring system, caregivers, and/or others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10485424
    Abstract: A relay device (1) including: an authentication unit (11) which authenticates a sensor present within a predetermined range; an acquisition unit (12) which can acquire, from the sensor authenticated by the authentication unit (11), vital information of a patient measured by the sensor; a storage unit (13) in which a bed ID associated with a bed is stored; and a transmission unit (14) which associates the bed ID with the vital information acquired by the acquisition unit (12) and then transmits the vital information including the bed ID to a bedside monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Konno, Hirohiko Ikeya
  • Patent number: 10479966
    Abstract: A fermentation monitoring system may measure the weight of a fermenting product to determine the progress of fermentation. The weight of a fermenting batch may decrease as carbon dioxide is given off, and a continuous or periodic weight measurement may be used as a control input to a fermentation system, which may adjust temperature to control fermentation or detect that fermentation is not progressing as expected. Such a system may be to use a weight scale attached to a fermentation vessel and have a control system capable of adjusting the temperature of the fermenting contents. One implementation may have a scale mounted inside a temperature controlled fermentation cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: PicoBrew, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Mitchell, James B. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10478127
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide an apparatus wearable by a user. The apparatus can comprise a biometric sensor constructed to generate signals based upon measurements of the user. The apparatus can comprise a processor constructed to determine a significant detrimental change in the user via an algorithm based upon the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sherlock Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Sampson
  • Patent number: 10463561
    Abstract: The wearable device provided by embodiments of the present disclosure is used for enhancing physical fitness, and includes a first connection member, a second connection member, a first joint member, a second joint member, a first fixing structure, a second fixing structure, a third fixing structure, a first sensor and a first controller. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, motion control may be implemented by obtaining a motion state parameter of an arm of the user and controlling, according to the motion statement parameter, the first connection member and the second connection member to act, so that the user may adjust his walking speed and stride naturally and conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Zhongcheng Gui, Yifei Zhang, Kai Zhao, Yu Gu, Hongli Ding
  • Patent number: 10458972
    Abstract: A system and method for augmenting or adding to the information used by an in-vitro diagnostic or other diagnostic device to generate results of a test is disclosed. A diagnostic device is capable of generating test results based on a sample, such as a sample provided by a patient, and is also capable of receiving additional information to enhance the results providable by the device. For example, an in-vitro diagnostic device is configured to read a lateral flow assay test, and is configured to receive additional diagnostic, network, test identification, or environmental information over a network. Using both the result of the diagnostic test and the additional information, the disclosed device provides more thorough, accurate, and reliable diagnostic information. The results generated by the device may be communicated to an appropriate remote device to enhance the results obtainable by such tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Alverix, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Hengstler, Tong Xie
  • Patent number: 10460438
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for confirming proper medication amount for a medication injection apparatus. The computer program causes a computer to perform the steps of providing one or more instructions on a display of a computing device instructing placement of an injectable medication apparatus including an indication of an amount of medication to be injected by the in medication apparatus, imaging by an image capture one or more images of the injectable medication apparatus including the indication of the amount of medication, and comparing by a processor of the computing device through recognition of the indication of the amount of medication, the indicated amount to a predetermined amount. One or more additional instructions may be provided om the display of the computing device to change the indication of the amount of medication if it is determined that the recognized indicated amount does not match the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Lei Guan, Dehua Lai
  • Patent number: 10454296
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless power transfer apparatus performing communication with a wireless power reception apparatus. The wireless power transfer apparatus includes a housing having one surface with an opening, a coil part disposed within the housing and configured to transmit a wireless power signal to the wireless power reception apparatus, a temperature sensor disposed within the housing to overlap the opening, and configured to measure temperature of an object through the opening, and a power transmission control unit configured to control the coil part based on the temperature measured by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hyokune Hwang
  • Patent number: 10446007
    Abstract: Provided are a watching system and a management server which are capable of obtaining necessary information quickly after the recovery while reducing the burden on the careworkers or the like even when a failure occurs in the network system connecting a mobile terminal with a management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Keiichi Kawazu, Takashi Okada, Yuichi Atarashi
  • Patent number: 10445469
    Abstract: A device and system are provided for notifying a user contact of the status of a user of a portable device. The status is determined by the portable device collecting user provided information and device collected information relevant to a user of portable device. The portable device may then transmit the device collected information and the user provided information to a server that in turn performs an analysis on the device collected information and the user provided information to determine whether a triggering event has occurred. If it is determined that a triggering event has occurred, the server will proceed to send a status update regarding the user of the portable device to preset user contacts. The triggering event is determined to have occurred based on preset user conditions and algorithms and artificial intelligence being executed at the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Josh Swank
  • Patent number: 10445997
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: determining, by a computing device, a location of an individual in a building relative to the location of an exit of the building; determining, by the computing device, the location of obstacles or hazards within the building; determining, by the computing device, a path from the individual to the exit based on determining the location of the individual relative to the exit and the location of the obstacles or hazards; generating, by the computing device, signaling instructions based on the path; and outputting, by the computing device, the signaling instructions to one or more signaling devices, wherein the outputting the signaling instructions control operations of the one or more signaling devices to guide the individual to the exit based on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher L. Molloy, Bernadette A. Pierson, Jayashree Vaidyanathan, Edgar A. Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10432323
    Abstract: A method for setting up a medical network for carrying out at least one medical function is disclosed. The medical network comprises network nodes and the network nodes are set up for communicating with one another by an initialization step, wherein the network nodes exchange initialization information that includes information characterizing the network nodes and a self-organization step where the network nodes define their role distribution. A work step where the network carries out the medical function and the two network nodes interact in the role of distribution defined in the self-organization step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Sybille Froech, Bernd Roesicke
  • Patent number: 10420965
    Abstract: An electronic directional indicator includes a microcontroller in electronic communication with an electronic compass, an electronic motion-detecting module and at least one light source that is controllably illuminable. A battery life of the electronic directional indicator is managed by monitoring the electronic motion-detecting module for motion within pre-defined time periods and reducing power to electronic components accordingly. The electronic directional indicator can be placed on the face shield portion of a self-contained breathing apparatus face mask to provide a constant source of orientation for firefighters in reduced- or zero-visibility environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Dykes
  • Patent number: 10417385
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow caregivers, central monitoring, and/or other persons to monitor whether a patient or another person has generated a call, such as an audio call. The systems and methods work by detecting audio within one or more audio detection zones, which are predefined areas surrounding the patient or other person to be monitored. The systems and methods detect when a command/keyword is spoken in the audio detection zone and generate an appropriate alert to an appropriate role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens