Medical Patents (Class 340/539.12)
  • Patent number: 10305318
    Abstract: A wearable device, a charging device for the wearable device and a charging system are disclosed. The wearable device includes a display module and a battery module, and further includes: an optical signal detection module, which is disposed outside the display module and is configured for detecting ambient light; an optical signal demodulation module, which is configured for demodulating modulated light in the ambient light to obtain demodulated light; a photoelectric conversion module, which is configured for converting the demodulated light into an electrical signal. The battery module can receive the electrical signal, so as to be charged by the electrical signal. Without the need to change the existing habits of users, the wearable device can realize charging with the modulated light during a standby state or during being used indoors. Therefore, the charging efficiency of the wearable device is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Gao
  • Patent number: 10290378
    Abstract: A wearable device to communicate with a receiver, the wearable device including a wearable portion to contact a skin of a user when the wearable device is worn by the user, and a transmitter including a button and circuitry to transmit a signal to the receiver in response to the button being depressed, such that the signal received by the receiver indicates that a psychotic episode of a person with a mental illness is taking place at a location near the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Tanya Lee Bujko
  • Patent number: 10278042
    Abstract: A method of selecting an external electronic device connected with an electronic device is provided. The method determining, among the plurality of external electronic devices, at least one external electronic device connected with the electronic device, transmitting signals to the at least one external electronic device, receiving data corresponding to the signals from the at least one external electronic device, selecting one of the at least one external electronic device based on the received data and transmitting an operation execution signal for the data to the selected external electronic device. A method of selecting an external electronic device connected with electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving a signal from the electronic device, transmitting data corresponding to the signal to the electronic device, receiving an operation execution signal for the data from the electronic device and performing at least one of various operations according to the operation execution signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjoon Won, James Powderly
  • Patent number: 10271727
    Abstract: A system for monitoring cardiac health of a user including a local sensing subsystem, a contactless interrogation subsystem, and a remote monitoring subsystem. The local sensing subsystem may include a sensor patch configured to attach to the user and include a substrate, a passive radio-frequency identification transponder, and a first antenna. The contactless interrogation subsystem may include an interrogator separated from the sensor patch, which may include a second antenna, a demodulator, and a communications link. The remote monitoring subsystem may include a computing system comprising a processor for executing instructions. The local sensing subsystem may be adapted to perform at least one scan. The contactless interrogation subsystem may be adapted to operate the demodulator to receive a cardiac event and to operate the communications link to transmit the cardiac event. The remote monitoring subsystem may be adapted to execute the instructions to detect an arrhythmia from the cardiac reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Marcus, Chris Chang, Scott Baskerville
  • Patent number: 10278027
    Abstract: A system for distributing targeted alerts to building occupants includes building equipment and a targeted alert system. The building equipment are configured to detect an event within a building and generate an alert identifying the event. The targeted alert system is configured to receive the alert from the building equipment, identify a location within the building of each of a plurality of building occupants, identify a role performed by each of the plurality of building occupants, select one or more of the building occupants to receive the alert based on at least one of the location of each building occupant and the role performed by each building occupant, and distribute the alert to the selected building occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Alma Liseth Oliver, Akhila Kancharla, Ozgur Aral, Deepa Balakrishnan, Wiley B. Gilreath
  • Patent number: 10268855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking people in a retail store. The system uses the retail store's digital map, video cameras, unique identifiers, video analytics, geo location technology and a customer's mobile device. The unique identifiers may be labels on hats using, for example, invisible ink or magnetic ink. The digital map of the retail store is used to track people. The user of the tracking system is able to track their party throughout the store even if the other people in the party do not have a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Brian Gerard McHale
  • Patent number: 10264969
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless ECG sensor system may include (1) wirelessly transmitting, using a second antenna, electromagnetic radiation having a frequency equal to the resonant frequency of a first antenna of a sensor patch; (2) inductively receiving, using the first antenna, power for operating a passive RFID transponder of the sensor patch; and (3) operating the microcontroller of the sensor patch to perform at least one scan, wherein performing the at least one scan is defined as: (a) receiving a cardiac activity signal from at least one of the positive and negative electrodes of the sensor patch, (b) retrieving a location identifier from the storage medium of the sensor patch, and (c) operating the load modulation switch of the sensor patch to alter a voltage amplitude of the electromagnetic radiation to transmit to a demodulator a cardiac event reading comprising the cardiac activity signal and the location identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Marcus, Chris Chang, Scott Baskerville
  • Patent number: 10242757
    Abstract: Socially aware guidance and differential access controls within a control zone are determined for users based on individual wellness goals and predicted wellness patterns. Users are socially grouped based on wellness goals and predicted responsiveness to achieving the wellness goals. Biometric data obtained from users from social situations and activities provide insight into individual wellness progress and achievement of individual wellness goals. Predicted wellness patterns further assist users with achieving wellness goals through socially aware guidance and differential access controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Diwesh Pandey, John P. Perrino, Todd R. Whitman
  • Patent number: 10226638
    Abstract: A wearable monitoring device is provided. The wearable monitoring device includes a garment to hold an electrode, be worn about a subject, and include an orientation circuit. The monitoring device also includes a control unit coupled to the orientation circuit capable of measuring at least one parameter associated with the orientation circuit and determine whether the electrode is positioned in the garment with the conductive surface oriented towards the subject based on the at least one parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emil Oskin, Philip C. Skalos, Thomas E. Kaib
  • Patent number: 10217345
    Abstract: A safety headwear monitoring system is provided. The safety headwear monitoring system comprising: a sensor configured to detect a status parameter, wherein the status parameter indicates whether an object is located within a selected distance of the sensor; a transmission device in electronic communication with the sensor and configured to receive the status parameter from the sensor; and an application installed on a user device in wireless communication with the transmission device; wherein the transmission device is configured to transmit the status parameter to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Ezhil Nanjappan, Tony Black
  • Patent number: 10219128
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wristwatch, a wearable device, an emergency help seeking method, and a speed dial method. The present invention can carry out the functions of emergency help seeking and/or speed dial by cooperating a wristwatch or a wearable device putting on a user with the user's mobile terminal. For instance, when the user continuously taps or shakes the wristwatch or wearable device, this action can notify the user's mobile terminal to execute the emergency calling function. According to the number of times the user taps the wristwatch or the wearable device, the mobile terminal can quickly dial, according to the number of times the user taps, a phone number of a contact person corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventor: Pei-liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10210395
    Abstract: A method and system that allows healthcare providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly or other high-risk individuals to prevent or reduce falls and/or mitigate the impact of a fall by delivering automated notification of “at risk” behavior and falls by such an individual being monitored where assistance is required. The monitored individual is virtually represented as a blob object of at least a specific size by a computerized monitoring system and such system detects and alerts when the blob object enters or crosses into a virtually defined or designated blob detection zone and remains in the zone for at least a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10210378
    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: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10193209
    Abstract: A mat based antenna and heater system allows medical personnel to ascertain the presence or absence of objects (e.g., medical implements, sponges) tagged with transponders during medical procedures (e.g., surgery, labor and delivery), and may allow reading of information from the transponders, writing information to the transponders and/or controlling or commanding the transponders. In use, the mat based antenna and heater system may be positioned beneath a patient, such as during surgery or child birth. A controller is coupled to the antennas to transmit signals (e.g. interrogation signals) to the transponders and to receive signals (e.g., response signals) from the transponders. The controller also operates one or more heaters or heating elements to selectively provide warmth to a patient. One or more sensors can detect temperatures at one or more locations, and the controller can use temperature readings in as feedback in controlling the heaters or heating elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: William A. Blair
  • Patent number: 10188346
    Abstract: A device, system and method for monitoring cubital tunnel syndrome (“CuTS”). The device comprises a body configured to be worn by a user, sensors, a processor, a vibration mechanism, and a power source. The sensors monitor a position of the user's hand to prevent CuTS. The processor of the device is configured to determine if the user's hand is in a CuTS position and the processor is configured to generate an alert signal to alert the user to the CuTS position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Focal Wellness, Inc.
    Inventor: Randal Erman
  • Patent number: 10179424
    Abstract: A diagnostic system for measuring acceleration of a piston of a reciprocating hammer is disclosed. The diagnostic system may include a magnet configured to induce, via electromagnetic induction and based on a movement of the piston, an electric current in a conductor. The diagnostic system may include a capacitor electrically coupled to the conductor and configured to store electric power based on the electric current induced by the magnet. The diagnostic system may include an accelerometer configured to measure an acceleration of the piston. The diagnostic system may include a communication device powered by the capacitor and configured to output a signal that identifies the acceleration measured by the accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Steven B. Ellis, Dimitar Dostinov, Bart A. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10171537
    Abstract: A dynamic secure mobile network is provided to enable the transfer and storage of private data. The dynamic secure mobile network can provide secured communication channels that segregates different types of data and allows for protected data streams to be sent via different secured channels than non-protected data. The enhanced wireless mobile network can support consistent compliancy/privacy and security policies across all networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Erie Lai Har Lau
  • Patent number: 10165125
    Abstract: A method for interaction with a medical device that is implanted in a body of a patient. The method includes detecting, using an inertial sensor, an arcuate motion of a wireless communication device terminating in physical contact between the wireless communication device and the body. In response to the detected arcuate motion, a wireless communication link is actuated between the wireless communication device and a transmitter in the implanted medical device. The wireless communication device data receives transmitted over the wireless communication link by the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BIOSENSE WEBSTER (ISRAEL) LTD.
    Inventors: Assaf Govari, Yaron Ephrath, Andres Claudio Altmann
  • Patent number: 10155110
    Abstract: A Wearable Cardiac Defibrillator (WCD) system is configured to be worn by a patient who carries a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device has a user interface that is configured to enable the patient to enter wireless inputs. The WCD system includes a communication module that is configured to establish a local comlink with the mobile communication device. The WCD system also includes a tethered action unit that has a user interface configured to enable the patient to enter action inputs. The WCD system can perform some of its functions in response to the action inputs or to the wireless inputs. Since the wireless inputs can be provided from the mobile communication device instead of the action unit, the patient is less likely to attract attention when entering them, and thus exhibit better compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: David Peter Finch, Phillip Dewey Foshee, Jr., Erick Michael Roane, Laura Marie Gustavson, Kenneth F. Cowan, Robert Reuben Buchanan, Daniel James Finney, Jason W. Fouts, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10147184
    Abstract: Systems, methods and media for detecting a seizure use one or more 3D cameras to monitor an individual. The 3D cameras may detect rigidity and/or rapid movements associated with the tonic or clonic phases of a seizure. Body position and/or movements 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: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10142042
    Abstract: A first semiconductor die may comprise an interface circuit and a demodulation circuit. The interface circuit may be operable to receive an externally generated signal and recover decisions of a symbol de-mapper carried in the externally generated signal. The demodulation circuit may be operable to recover one or more transport streams based on the decisions of the symbol de-mapper. The first semiconductor die may comprise circuitry operable to combine a plurality of signals from a plurality of second semiconductor dice, where each of the plurality of signals comprises decisions of a respective one of a plurality of symbol de-mappers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Radioxio, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis Ling, Timothy Gallagher, Glenn Chang
  • Patent number: 10142201
    Abstract: A device network communicates with a remote platform such as a cloud service via a gateway. A network monitor device monitors network health and may adjust the amount of data collected by the gateway, reducing the amount of data collected in case of poor network health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Amit Verma
  • Patent number: 10123702
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes an electronic device that may be manipulated by a first user. The electronic device has a first transceiver. A monitoring unit is worn on a second user thereby facilitating the monitoring unit to detect vital signs of the second user. The monitoring unit is in wireless electrical communication with the electronic device via the Internet or the like. Moreover, the monitoring unit selectively generates an alarm sequence when the monitoring unit detects that the vital signs have deviated from a pre-determined normal state. The electronic device generates an audible alarm when the monitoring unit generates the alarm sequence. In this way the electronic device notifies the first user that the second user is experiencing a medical emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jennifer Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10117722
    Abstract: A medical device identification system includes a medical device including an identifier and a sensor device configured to read the identifier of the medical device. The system further includes an output device configured to provide feedback related to the medical device and a monitoring system communicably coupled to the sensor device and the output device. The monitoring system is configured to identify the medical device based on the identifier of the medical device read by the sensor device and transmit feedback to the output device specific to the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Spinal Generations, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick J. Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10109170
    Abstract: Provided are a method and system for implementing alarms for a medical device through a mobile device. The method includes: storing details of examination of a specimen (hereinafter, referred to as examination details) in the medical device, wherein the storing is performed by the medical device; accessing the medical device and establishing a connection with the medical device, wherein the accessing and the establishing of the connection is performed by the mobile device; reading the examination details stored in the medical device, wherein the reading is performed by the mobile device; analyzing the read examination details, wherein the analyzing is performed by the mobile device; and implementing an alarm if the result of analysis satisfies a predetermined criterion, wherein the implementing is performed by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-rip Lee, Hang-chan Kim, Sung-hwa Lee, Chang-sub Lee, Sung-ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10105055
    Abstract: An external medical device including monitoring circuitry and communication circuitry. The monitoring circuitry monitors a cardiac condition of a patient using the external medical device. For example, the communication circuitry initiates a communication link with a remote location. The remote location can be selected based on data associated with at least one of the external medical device and the patient using the external medical device. In some examples, supporting data can be transmitted to the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kaib, Shane Volpe, Marshal Linder, Patrick Hresko
  • Patent number: 10098544
    Abstract: A wireless ECG sensor system includes a sensor patch configured to attach to a user. The sensor patch may include a substrate having a positive and a negative electrode, and a passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) transponder carried by the substrate. The RFID may include a first antenna, a non-transitory and non-volatile storage medium in electrical communication with the first antenna, a load modulation switch in electrical communication with the first antenna, and a microcontroller in electrical communication with the first antenna and in data communication with both the storage medium and the load modulation switch. The system may also include an interrogator device having a second antenna configured to wirelessly transmit electromagnetic radiation having a resonant frequency of the first antenna of the sensor patch, and a demodulator configured to measure a voltage amplitude of the electromagnetic radiation wirelessly transmitted by the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Medicomp, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Marcus, Chris Chang, Scott Baskerville
  • Patent number: 10102666
    Abstract: A method includes determining, at a first time, a representation of a first head rotation of a head mounted display (HMD) using a first inertial sensor sample stream and rendering, at an application processor, a texture based on the first head rotation. The method further includes determining, at a second time subsequent to the first time, a representation of a second head rotation of the HMD using a second inertial sensor sample stream having a higher sampling rate than the first inertial sensor sample stream, and generating, at a compositor, a rotated representation of the texture based on a difference between the first head rotation and the second head rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Evan Hardesty Parker, Johnny Chung Lee, Adrian Wong
  • Patent number: 10097439
    Abstract: A mobile communication device that performs self-testing. The device comprises a radio transceiver, a non-transitory memory, a processor, and a self-testing application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor the self-testing application determines a location of the device, after determining the device location and within a predefined period of time, establishes a communication session via the radio transceiver with a self-test analysis server, and receives a self-test manifest from the self-test analysis server, where the self-test manifest identifies a self-test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Zheng Cai, Zheng Fang, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 10091563
    Abstract: To provide an environmental sensor with reduced power consumption. A semiconductor device includes a first sensor, a second sensor, a control circuit, a transmission amplifier, a modulation circuit, a memory device, an analog-to-digital converter circuit, and an antenna. The memory device and the analog-to-digital converter circuit each include a transistor in which an oxide semiconductor is formed in a channel region. The second sensor is an optical sensor, and has a function of transmitting a trigger signal to the control circuit when receiving laser light. The control circuit has a function of transmitting a control signal to the first sensor, the transmission amplifier, the modulation circuit, the memory device, and the analog-to-digital converter circuit when receiving the trigger signal. The first sensor is a sensor that senses a physical or chemical quantity, and the measured data is subjected to digital conversion by the analog-to-digital converter circuit and stored in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Koyama
  • Patent number: 10091463
    Abstract: A method and system that allows healthcare providers, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly or other high-risk individuals to prevent or reduce falls and/or mitigate the impact of a fall by delivering automated notification of “at risk” behavior and falls by such an individual being monitored where assistance is required. The monitored individual is virtually represented as a blob object of at least a specific size by a computerized monitoring system and such system detects and alerts when the blob object enters or crosses into a virtually defined or designated blob detection zone and remains in the zone for at least a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10076244
    Abstract: A physiological monitoring system includes a near-end portable monitoring module for generating first sensed data, capturing a user's first image, an image sensing module for synchronizing the first sensed data and the first image to form first combination data, and searching and connecting the corresponding near-end portable monitoring module to receive the first sensed data and display the near-end information display module corresponding to the screen of the first combination data, when the first sensed data includes a warning signal, the first combination data is transmitted and stored in the Internet by the second communication unit within a time period from a first time before the warning signal is issued to a second time for releasing the warning signal, and the first combination data within the time period from the first time to the second time is transmitted to the near-end information display module to display the first combination data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TAIWAN AULISA MEDICAL DEVICES TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Augustine Yen Lien
  • Patent number: 10039460
    Abstract: An apparatus to enable individuals to record neural activity. The apparatus is designed to be produced at a low cost and may be configured to be disposable or capable of a limited number of uses. The apparatus comprises electrodes, a flexible housing sealably enclosing an energy storage device and an integrated circuit having a memory, a processor, and on-board memory. The electrodes capture the neural activity signals. The integrated circuit samples the neural activity signals and stores corresponding data in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: MiSleeping, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd J. Lang
  • Patent number: 10043374
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including obtaining an environmental parameter, wherein the environmental parameter indicates a state parameter of targeted monitoring space; processing the environmental parameter to obtain a processing result; selecting, on the basis of the processing result, a target monitoring policy corresponding to the environmental parameter from at least a first monitoring policy and a second monitoring policy, wherein a first monitoring mode of the first monitoring policy is different from a second monitoring mode of the second monitoring policy; and processing input from the targeted monitoring space according to the target monitoring policy. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Fangfei Dong, Wenlin Yan
  • Patent number: 10043369
    Abstract: A system for sending medical emergency alerts including a device body adapted to be attached to a user, an accelerometer connected to the device body, a wireless communications module, a user interface, a processor in communication with the accelerometer, the wireless communications module, and the user interface, a memory in communication with the processor, the memory including instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive acceleration data from the accelerometer, analyze the acceleration data to determine if a fall condition is present, and when the fall condition is present, communicate, via the wireless communication module, an alert to a caregiver mobile device, wherein the alert is adapted to indicate that the user wearing the device body has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: BETTER ALERTS, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Hopkins, Shareif Hall, Robert J McNeill
  • Patent number: 10034617
    Abstract: A data collection unit obtains physiological data from a subject interface on a subject. The subject interface can be connected to the data collection unit. When the subject interface is connected to the data collection unit, subject interface contacts on the subject interface make contact with data collection unit contacts on the data collection unit. Some of the data collection unit contacts are for communicating physiological data from the subject interface to the data collection unit. Some of the contacts are for powering the data collection unit upon the subject interface being connected to the data collection unit and for powering down the data collection unit upon the subject interface being disconnected from the data collection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BRAEMAR MANUFACTURING, LLC
    Inventors: Erich Vlach, Charles Gropper
  • Patent number: 10039143
    Abstract: A wireless sensor pod and associated method use a trigger event to pair with a master device. The wireless sensor pod includes an inertial sensor for detecting physical movement of the wireless sensor pod, a wireless transceiver, a processor communicatively coupled to the inertial sensor and the wireless transceiver, and a memory communicatively coupled with the processor and storing machine readable instructions. When the machine readable instructions are executed by the processor, they are capable of: detecting, using the inertial sensor, a first trigger event caused by the physical movement, and when the first trigger event is detected, transmitting, using the wireless transceiver, a communication to pair the wireless sensor pod with a master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: 4iiii Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Kipling William Fyfe, Gregory Charles Lund, Billy Cheuk Wai Chan, Thomas Richard Williams
  • Patent number: 10025964
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for tracking people in a retail store. The system uses the retail store's digital map, video cameras, unique identifiers, video analytics, geo location technology and a customer's mobile device. The unique identifiers may be labels on hats using, for example, invisible ink or magnetic ink. The digital map of the retail store is used to track people. The user of the tracking system is able to track their party throughout the store even if the other people in the party do not have a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Donald R. High, Brian Gerard McHale
  • Patent number: 10019690
    Abstract: An intellectual-productivity analysis apparatus includes a presentation device, an input device, and an evaluation device. The presentation device presents a plurality of questions to a test subject. The input device allows the test subject input an answer to each question. The evaluation device includes a work memory part and an evaluating arithmetic part. The work memory part stores the answering time from a time when a question is presented on the presentation device to a time when the answer is inputted into the input device for each of the plurality of questions. The evaluating arithmetic part calculates an evaluation value on the intellectual productivity of the test subject during a measurement period of measuring the answering time of each of the plurality of questions by extracting a feature amount from the set of the answering time stored in the work memory part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiaki Oobayashi, Mikio Iwakawa, Hiroshi Shimoda, Hirotake Ishii, Kazune Miyagi, Kotaro Oishi, Shutaro Kunimasa, Kosuke Uchiyama, Kyoichi Seo
  • Patent number: 9996673
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a user's intoxication including receiving a set of signals, derived from a set of samples collected from the user at a set of time points; providing a sobriety task to the user proximal to a time point of the set of time points; generating a performance dataset characterizing performance of the sobriety task by the user; receiving a supplementary dataset characterizing a demographic profile of the user and/or a physiological state of the user; determining a set of values of an intoxication metric, derived from the set of signals; generating a predicted temporal profile of the intoxication metric for the user based upon the set of values, the set of time points, and the supplementary dataset; generating an analysis of the user's sobriety based upon the performance dataset and the predicted temporal profile; and providing a notification to the user based upon the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KHN Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Harry Nothacker, Pauline Anne Basaran, Stacey Ilene Rettus, Michael Jurgen Strasser, Imraan Aziz, John Paul Walton, Zachary Michael Saul
  • Patent number: 9990827
    Abstract: A patient care system and a corresponding method that provide patient monitoring. The system includes a server, at least one patient communication device, and at least one caregiver communication device. The communication devices send receiving signals and notifications wirelessly to/from the server, and may be adapted to be worn on a user's wrist. Notifications can be sent to the caregiver communication device to notify the user to provide care to a patient in response to a patient request for assistance based on defined conditions, which may be proximity based. The server may track all received and sent notifications and may provide analytics of this information to improve quality of healthcare in a facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: RISTCALL LLC
    Inventors: Srinath Vaddepally, Ameya Bhat, Yicheng Bai
  • Patent number: 9974969
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for centralized management and servicing of medical equipment such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are described herein. A medical equipment management system is described that includes a database that includes status information for a plurality of AEDs, wherein the status information includes a functional status for one or more of the plurality of AEDs, and a computer configured to receive status updates from the plurality of AEDs, update the status information in the database with the status updates, receive a request to access the status information for the plurality of AEDs, and send the status information for the plurality of AEDs, wherein the status information for the plurality of AEDs is grouped based on user-defined geographic regions in which the plurality of AEDs is located and indicates one or more sites associated with the plurality of AEDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ziad F Elghazzawi, Ian B Durrant, Henry Clay Constantine, III
  • Patent number: 9974625
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying and counting objects having identifiers entering and exiting a surgical field are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus has an entry scanner, a hand held scanner and an exit scanner for generating a detection field and for receiving data which identifies said objects. In another embodiment, the apparatus has a plurality of lower antennas and an upper antenna for generating a detection field and for receiving data which identifies said objects. Various surgical devices with identifiers and methods for preventing electromagnetic coupling between and protecting objects and identifier are also provided. The invention further provides apparatus and methods comprising a handheld scanner and a mat adapted to underlie a patient during a surgical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: STRYKER COMBO L.L.C.
    Inventors: Steven J. Fleck, David Szakelyhidi, Gautam Gandhi
  • Patent number: 9971869
    Abstract: An information technology system for a healthcare facility is provided. The system includes a first computer device to keep track of rounding intervals for caregivers and to determine whether the caregivers successfully complete their rounds in a timely manner for their assigned patients. The system also has a real time locating system (RTLS) that tracks locations of the plurality of caregivers and that is in communication with the first computer device. The system further has a number of graphical displays in communication with the first computer device. Each graphical display is operable to display a list of patients for whom rounds are due and to display reminder messages to the plurality of caregivers relating to rounding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Girardeau, Kelly F. Walton, Frederick C. Davidson, Kiana M. Dezelon
  • Patent number: 9962081
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for remote monitoring. In some example implementations, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a remote monitor, a notification message representative of an event detected, by a server, from analyte sensor data obtained from a receiver monitoring an analyte state of a host; presenting, at the remote monitor, the notification message to activate the remote monitor, wherein the remote monitor is configured by the server to receive the notification message to augment the receiver monitoring of the analyte state of the host; accessing, by the remote monitor, the server, in response to the presenting of the notification message; and receiving, in response to the accessing, information including at least the analyte sensor data. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Robert Mensinger, Eric Cohen, Phil Mayou, Eli Reihman, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Rian Draeger, Angela Marie Traven
  • Patent number: 9955877
    Abstract: A wearable, wireless, non-invasive device applicable to the hand or foot, a wireless system, and a method for reducing the risk of different critical situations of hypoxia and/or bradycardia possibly occurring in victims of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), Pierre Robin Sequence patients, preterm babies, and adults, and for the prevention of the sleep apnea, is based on use of a sensor and a computing algorithm sufficient to reduce false alarms and save lives. The device is worn on the hand or foot of a user. Part of the device may be placed on the proximal phalange of a finger or a foot, or even in the palm. The electronics of the device may be placed inside gloves or booties of different sizes to accommodate the hands or feet of different wearers. The device measures blood oxygen saturation and heart rate through a sensor that is preferably a pulse oximeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Diego Alejandro Delia
  • Patent number: 9948330
    Abstract: A Bluetooth transmitter with features to reduce the likelihood of unwitting loss includes a first housing, a second housing, a circuit board, and a button. The second housing couples to the first housing. A side of the second housing opposite to the first housing defines at least one groove for connecting to another housing or a holder. The circuit board is secured in the second housing. The button couples to the first housing and connects to the circuit board through the first housing. The button is configured to initiate a Bluetooth signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 9943229
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention relate to a system and a method for monitoring health of a patient by using wireless sensor devices positioned to monitor one or more physiological parameters of the patient, and a gateway device in wireless communication with the wireless sensor devices, the wireless sensor devices and the gateway device forming a wireless body area network. The gateway device includes two or more radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) connected in at least a series or a parallel connection and provides multiple frequency channels for receiving sensor data from the wireless sensor devices, where the sensor data is transmitted based on time synchronization signals and an multi-channel adaptive protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COPANY
    Inventors: Steven William Wik, Timo Tapani Hakala
  • Patent number: 9947199
    Abstract: One or more processors determine whether a hazard that is detected by a first mobile device exists based on data received from at least one second mobile device. The second mobile device is within a proximity to the first mobile device, which is determined based on a type of the hazard. One or more processors respond to a determination that the hazard does exist by determining a course of action. The course of action is configured for a user based on at least one attribute of the user. One or more processors send the course of action to the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vani Mittal, Anbumunee Ponniah
  • Patent number: 9948638
    Abstract: A system and method for securely and automatically identifying users to an inquirer for purposes of obtaining user identifying information is described. The system consisting of at least one client device associated with a user, at least one inquiring device associated with a host, a client information server and a network. The system allows computer based systems to automatically authenticate the identities of a plurality of users entering a physical space and obtain information pertaining to user preferences. The inquiring device may enable transactions with the user based on the authentication. The authentication may be enhanced by capturing biometric data from the user by the inquiring device as well as identifying known associates physically present with the user at the time of authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Chon Hock Leow