Medical Patents (Class 340/539.12)
  • Patent number: 11198015
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is described. The WCD includes a support structure that may be worn by a patient. A processor is coupled to the support structure. The wearable cardioverter defibrillator also includes a discharge circuit configured to discharge a stored electrical charge through a body of the patient, the discharge circuit in communication with the processor. The processor may be configured to detect an event occurring at the WCD and determine a severity of the event occurring at the WCD. The processor may activate a multi-sensory alarm based at least in part on the determined event severity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: WEST AFFUM HOLDINGS CORP.
    Inventors: Pamela F. Breske, Zoie R. Engman, Judy R. Edworthy, Amanda K. Hall
  • Patent number: 11196276
    Abstract: A multi-device charger with an integrated privacy station. The mobile device charger contains a plurality of power options for charging a mobile device. The privacy station of the mobile device charger provides a privacy cover, or shield for concealing a screen of the mobile device from view while the mobile device is charging in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: BIBICORD, INC.
    Inventor: Joanne Loewen
  • Patent number: 11189378
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards an artificial intelligence sterilization system and a novel process of providing outsourced sterilization services for processing surgical instruments comprising of: a GUI module along with wizards representing an interactive user interactions to direct to the next action to be performed, authentication module comprising of RFID authentication/AI facilitated control of protective gear worn by the users as well as the workspace, sterilizer's module configured to automate, control and track sterilizer level operations; cassettes module configured to automate, control and track surgical lab instruments with RFID or AI tracking and place instruments in their respective cassettes; patient's module configured to deal with the surgical lab instruments to cassettes to equipment to patient tracking; audit and reporting module configured to deal with a detailed audit report; training module providing context based training modules and reference manual
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Raj Singh, Ushvinder Bhatia
  • Patent number: 11172818
    Abstract: Large amounts of human body movement data may be collected, possibly via streaming data, from one or more sensors worn by a user. The data may be analyzed along with other classification data to generate feedback for the user or for other interested people (e.g., a trainer, a coach, a team member, health professional, etc.). The analysis may utilize one or more machine learning (ML) algorithms that use training data to create one or more ML models. When a user is evaluated after receiving feedback, accuracy of the feedback may be evaluated and fed back to the ML model to continue training the ML model(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Theimer, Richard Shawn Bice
  • Patent number: 11166939
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions for the ingestible administration of lisinopril. In some embodiments the compositions comprise lisinopril and silicon. In some embodiments, the compositions comprise lisinopril, silicon, magnesium metal, and copper (I) chloride. Also provided herein are apparatuses comprising the compositions provided herein. Also provided herein are methods for using the compositions and apparatuses provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO. LTD
    Inventors: Kurt Scheinpflug, Nikhil Pargaonkar, Chris Dong, Ai Ling Ching, Dawn Adkin
  • Patent number: 11165141
    Abstract: A watch band for a watch can include an antenna that is operable for wireless communication with other devices. The antenna can be embedded within a body of the watch band to protect the antenna from an external environment and to conceal it from view. The antennas can adaptably stretch, bend, and flex with the watch band body, thereby avoiding damage from applied forces while also maintaining the compliance and comfort of the watch band while worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jen-Chun Hsu, Yi-Chia Chen, Osamu Yabe
  • Patent number: 11147724
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, a controller, and a barrier having at least one electrical device. The base includes mounting structures for releasably mounting the barrier to the base. A first electrical connector is in communication with the at least one electrical device and mounted to the barrier. A second electrical connector is in communication with the controller and mounted at one of the mounting structures for connection with the first electrical connector when the barrier is mounted to the base at the mounting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Connor Feldpausch St.John, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, William Dwight Childs, Michael Harry Lau, Annie Désaulniers, Michael T. Brubaker, Richard A. Derenne, Justin Raymond, Michael Joseph Hayes, Jason John Connell, Christopher Scott Jacob
  • Patent number: 11127282
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an emergency response system (ERS) to provide an augmented reality overlay on a real-world scene through the heads-up display (HUD) of an emergency responder. In addition to displaying information known to the ERS, an emergency responder terminal of the ERS can detect propagated signals from devices not registered with the ERS. The source and location of the propagated signal can be determined, and a generic display object can be generated representing the location of the propagated signal. The generic display object can be displayed on the HUD when the location of the source of the propagated signal falls within the field of view of a camera component of the emergency responder terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Michael Beaudoin, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez, Ed Merjanian
  • Patent number: 11109805
    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: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tula Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin W. Miller, David R. Miller
  • Patent number: 11103719
    Abstract: A monitoring device for monitoring the readiness state of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and communicating the state to a remote receiver is described. An associated method is described as well. The monitoring device captures a non-acoustic parameter related to the activation of the AED readiness state beeper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Eric Grant Halsne
  • Patent number: 11089957
    Abstract: A sensor (1) including: an acquisition unit (11) which can acquire patient identification information so that a patient can be identified by the acquired patient identification information; a storage unit (12) which stores the patient identification information acquired by the acquisition unit (11); a detection unit (13) which can detect vital information of the patient; an association unit (14) which associates the patient identification information stored in the storage unit (12), with the vital information; and a transmission unit (15) which can transmit the vital information including the associated patient identification information, to a bedside monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Konno, Hirohiko Ikeya
  • Patent number: 11063822
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a transceiver and a processor. The transceiver is connectable to any of a plurality of wearable devices wearable by a user. The processor updates a configuration file that stores one or more configuration values of the plurality of wearable devices. The processor provides, when a first wearable device of the plurality of wearable devices is connected to the electronic apparatus, the one or more configuration values to the first wearable device. The processor provides, when a second wearable device of the plurality of wearable devices is connected to the electronic apparatus, the one or more configuration values to the second wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeki Kizaki
  • Patent number: 11039645
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device includes at least one housing, a heating element, a sensor, and a microprocessor coupled to the heating element and the sensor. The at least one housing encloses a reservoir configured to retain an aerosol precursor composition. The sensor is configured to produce measurements of differential pressure between an ambient atmospheric pressure and a pressure caused by airflow through at least a portion of the aerosol delivery device. The sensor is also configured to convert the measurements of differential pressure to corresponding electrical signals. The microprocessor is configured to receive the corresponding electrical signals and operate in an active mode only in an instance in which the differential pressure is at least a threshold differential pressure. The microprocessor in the active mode is configured to control the heating element to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: RAI STRATEGIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Rajesh Sur
  • Patent number: 11033228
    Abstract: A wearable fatigue alert device includes a housing that is secured to a wristband. The device includes one or more sensors that are located on the wristband. When the device is worn over a wrist, the one or more sensors are configured to obtain biofeedback data from a wearer for determining the fatigue status of the wearer. The device includes a circuit board having a microprocessor that is in communication with the one or more sensors. The one or more sensors collect and communicate the biofeedback data of the wearer to the microprocessor, which generates an alert signal (e.g., vibration, sound, light) that notifies the wearer that they are becoming fatigued. The microprocessor uses Electrodermal Activity (EDA) technology for evaluating the fatigue status of the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Centenary University
    Inventors: Kyle Maris, Jeff Rottingen, Matilda Poisseroux, Colin Hudson, Eddie Medina
  • Patent number: 11020003
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and communication system uses a patient sensor package and a care operations service suite able to retrieve and analyze data from the patient sensor package. The patient sensor package comprises a number of sensors measuring body functions and indicators relevant to health. A number of communication interfaces with both wired and wireless connectivity is utilized. A number of user interfaces with audio/visual and haptic connectivity and an application suite supports automatic collection of sensor information by the care operations service suite. A care operations message server interacts with the patient sensor packages and provides message services corresponding to their configuration, connection, location, sensor, and presentation managers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Isaac Eshagh Eteminan, James William Bishop, Jr., Oscar Rangel
  • Patent number: 11020008
    Abstract: A physiological signal monitoring method includes steps that involve: acquiring samples of at least one digitized physiological signal through the use of a device carried by a user; detecting events within the digitized physiological signal by means of the device and extracting characteristics of the detected events by means of the device; searching for an anomaly in the events and characteristics of the extracted events by means of the device; and, via an encrypted wireless link, transmitting the digitized physiological signal by means of the device to a server via a mobile terminal when an anomaly is detected. If an anomaly is not detected, the digitized physiological signal is deleted by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: @HEALTH
    Inventors: David Coulon, Jean-Michel Tarlet
  • Patent number: 10993640
    Abstract: The movement of a part of human body, e.g. a limb, is monitored. The movement includes N iterated rotations in a plane. A sensing device is fixed to the limb and provides data indicative of the limb movement. These data are processed to generate a rotation signal. Then, portions of the rotation signal corresponding to each movement iteration are identified. To this purpose, a plurality of null-velocity instants is identified, wherein the angular velocity of the sensing device is null. Then, each null-velocity instant is classified as a candidate start/end time or a candidate peak time. Then, a start time, end time and peak time for each iteration are determined as a combination of two candidate start/end times and a candidate peak time that fulfils certain conditions on the values of the rotation signal in correspondence of candidate start/end times and candidate peak times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Matteo Giuberti, Gianluigi Ferrari, Alessandro Mauro, Corrado Azzaro, Giovanni Albani, Roberto Nerino, Laura Contin
  • Patent number: 10987996
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for a vehicle that comprises one or more sensors configured to obtain information indicating a physical state of a baby. A wireless transceiver may be included and in communication with a mobile device. The transceiver may be configured to connect mobile device with a camera configured to monitor the baby. A controller may also be in communication with the one or more sensors and the wireless transceiver. The controller may be configured to determine the physical state of the baby utilizing the information obtained from the one or more sensors. The controller may also be configured activate one or more vehicle systems in response to the physical state of the baby and to output on a vehicle display or the mobile device a notification to a user indicating the physical state of the baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Vikas Upmanue, Te-Ping Kang, Yu Zhang, Jordan Necovski, Bilal Alasry, Sean Bleicher, Doua Vang, Eleanor Duke, Nicholaus Spunar
  • Patent number: 10976298
    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: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Alverix, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Hengstler, Tong Xie
  • Patent number: 10960220
    Abstract: A wearable cardioverter defibrillator system includes a support structure that a patient can wear. The system also includes electrodes that contact the patient, and define two or more channels from which ECG signals are sensed. A processor may evaluate the channels by analyzing their respective ECG signals, to determine which contains less noise than the other(s). The analysis can be by extracting statistics from the ECG signals, optionally after first processing them, and then by comparing these statistics. These statistics may include tall peak counts, amplitudes of peaks compared to historical peak amplitudes, signal baseline shift, dwell time near a baseline, narrow peak counts, zero crossings counts, determined heart rates, and so on. Once the less noisy signal is identified, its channel can be followed preferentially or to the exclusion of other channels, for continuing monitoring and/or determining whether to shock the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jaeho Kim, Joseph L. Sullivan, Robert Marx
  • Patent number: 10957453
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a WCD is described. The WCD includes a support structure configured to be worn by a patient and a processor coupled to the support structure. The WCD also includes an energy storage module configured to store an electrical charge and in communication with the processor. The WCD also includes a discharge circuit coupled to the energy storage module, the discharge circuit in communication with the processor and configured to discharge the stored electrical charge through a body of the patient. The processor is configured to detect an event at the WCD, classify the detected event, and determine an alarm onset time of the detected event based at least in part on the event classification. The processor is further configured to issue the alarm after the alarm onset time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: West Affum Holdings Corp.
    Inventors: Zoie R. Engman, David P. Finch, Joseph L. Sullivan, Erick M. Roane, Pamela F. Breske
  • Patent number: 10944219
    Abstract: An electrical power system including an electrical power connector, a contact configured to electrically connect a power supply to a load, a first sensor configured to sense a first characteristic of the electrical power connector, a second sensor configured to sense a second characteristic of the electrical power connector, and an electronic controller. The electronic controller configured to receive the first and the second characteristics, analyze the first and second characteristics, and determine an abnormal condition based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Shadi Alex AbuGhazaleh, Matthew Samojeden, Ryan Papageorge, Thomas Scanzillo, Michael Williams
  • Patent number: 10943458
    Abstract: A method and system for timing and real-time accident notification of a marathon event comprises of providing a marathon event management system, which has a database connected to a gateway. The gateway is connected with a time synchronization control unit to provide a wearable device to at least one contestant. The wearable device comprises a sensing element for sensing the physiological parameters and environmental parameters of a contestant, and a signal transceiving unit. A start position, a travel area, and an end position are defined in a marathon travel path. A plurality of signal transceivers are distributed and installed on the marathon's travel path to continuously transmit and receive the physiological parameters and the environmental parameters of the wearable device within a cycle time. Each of the signal transceivers includes: a satellite positioning receiving module for receiving GPS positioning data, and receiving at least one control signal from the time synchronization control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Jung-Tang Huang
  • Patent number: 10917753
    Abstract: An operation method of an electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving biometric information of a first user from a first external electronic device, receiving information sensed by a second external electronic device, which is located at a selected place associated with the first external electronic device, from the second external electronic device, generating user guide information at least partially based on the received biometric information of the first user and sensed information, receiving at least one of information indicating that the first external electronic device is located at the selected place and a user input for requesting of the user guide information via the second external electronic device, and in response to at least one of the received information and the user input, displaying the user guide information via a display device located at the selected place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hongchun Chon, Bumki Min, Woongjo Woo, Wonsuk Chung, Hoon Cho
  • Patent number: 10908280
    Abstract: An acoustic location determination system is disclosed. The system includes one or more transmitting devices and one or more mobile devices. The transmitting device includes a first transducer configured to transmit first acoustic signals having a first frequency, and a second transducer configured to transmit second acoustic signals having a second frequency. The transmitting device further includes a beacon device configured to transmit beacon data via a short-range wireless communication technique. The transmitting device further includes one or more control devices configured to select the first or second acoustic signals based at least in part on one or more operating capabilities of one or more mobile units associated with the real-time locating system. The one or more control devices are further configured to cause transmission of the selected acoustic signals and the beacon data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sonitor Technologies AS
    Inventors: Wilfred Edwin Booij, Arne Øyen
  • Patent number: 10910884
    Abstract: An electric power charge and discharge system for an electronic device having a battery, by which the electronic device can be used for a long period of time. In a wireless communication device including a wireless driving portion including a first battery and a wireless charging portion including a second battery, the first battery is charged by electric power from a fixed power supply and the second battery is charged by using electromagnetic waves existing in an external space. Further, the first battery and the second battery are discharged alternately, and during a period in which the first battery is discharged, the second battery is charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuhei Nagatsuka, Akihiro Kimura
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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