Patient Monitoring Patents (Class 379/106.02)
  • Patent number: 10307072
    Abstract: A medical device includes multiple electrodes and a processor. The multiple electrodes are coupled to a substrate attached externally to a patient and are configured to sense multiple respective electrical signals from an organ of the patient. The processor is configured to estimate two or more noise levels associated with the electrical signals sensed by two or more respective pairs of the electrodes, to select the electrical signals having a smallest noise level from among the two or more noise levels, and to provide only the selected electrical signals for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventor: Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 10269452
    Abstract: A wearable medical monitoring device can include a monitor and an update manager. The monitor is configured to monitor a physiological parameter of a subject. The update manager is configured to receive a software update corresponding to the at least one software module for the monitor, and cause an installation of the software update such that the at least one software module installed on the monitor is updated. A wearable medical monitoring device can also include at least one processor, and a supervisory circuit configured to provide redundant booting. The supervisory circuit is configured to monitor a state of the processor when the processor is configured to boot from a current drive. The supervisory circuit is further configured to control the processor to boot from an alternative drive based on the state of the at least one processor or if there is an error caused by the current drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventor: Shane Volpe
  • Patent number: 10244484
    Abstract: A method on an electronic device for a wireless network is described. A wireless signal is received from a second electronic device. A receive power level indication for the received wireless signal is determined. A path-loss offset for the received wireless signal is determined based on sensor data that indicates a path-loss condition. A path-loss for the received wireless signal is estimated based on the receive power level indication and the path-loss offset. A function is performed based on the path-loss and the path-loss threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mark R Braun, Scott P Debates, Francis W Forest, James A Van Bosch
  • Patent number: 10209981
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, updating software in a remote device comprises operating on a first image of an operating system code, updating to a second image of the operating system code, wherein updating to the second image comprises operating on the second image while maintaining the first image in memory, and in response to detecting an error in operating on the second image, operating on the first image of the operating system code maintained in the memory accessible by the ECU. Operating on the first image of the operating system code can comprise saving the first image in the memory and executing the first image based on a pointer to the first image. Updating can comprise saving the second image without overwriting or erasing the first image and executing the second image based on a pointer to the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yanir Hirshberg, Craig North
  • Patent number: 10147304
    Abstract: A handheld emergency communications and location information system for providing a user with a compact portable handheld product that provides personnel security. The product provides quick informative access to remote authorities that may help address many different emergencies. The handheld emergency communications and location information system includes a base unit assembly. The base unit assembly includes a self-contained enclosure made up of a front plate, a rear plate, and an inner volume. The inner volume contains a wireless transmitter and receiver unit, a speaker and alarm unit, a microcontroller, a memory unit, and a power source. User accessible components include three raised emergency signal buttons, a reset/test button, two indicator lights, and an object-connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Beth Lazarski
  • Patent number: 10055761
    Abstract: A method to control advertising messages directed at a user is provided. Such control might include setting a filter to control advertisements directed at a user. Advertisements are sent to a user based on the filter settings. The user may accept the advertisements. If the user accepts the advertisements, the user is provided with a reward. In addition, a method using a quiz to determine if a user is human or an automated respondent is provided. The user is presented with a quiz. The user is advised of the acceptable manner for responding to the quiz. The user's response to the quiz is received. A determination based on the user's response as to whether the user is a human or an automated respondent is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Stanley T. Lim, John Galen Giddings, Laura Giddings
  • Patent number: 10025907
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical prescription transfer system making use of a transferring pharmacy module and a receiving pharmacy module, each of which may be made available to pharmacies through a super administrator portal used for management. Such a system may allow pharmacies to rapidly transfer patient prescriptions electronically and may facilitate simple billing of transferring pharmacies upon transfer and receiving pharmacies upon successful and approved receipt. Such a system may be integrated with third-party applications, such as payment processing software, an electronic fax system, a drug database used for validation, and a pharmacy management application, which may automatically update or be automatically updated by the transfer system when drugs are dispensed or at other times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Fast Rx Transfer, LLC
    Inventors: William Parker, Jr., Marcus Davis
  • Patent number: 9936455
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing the emission of radiation by wireless headsets during sleep mode are provided. One system comprises a mobile device and a wireless headset. The mobile device includes a transmission module for transmitting data or voice signals over a microwave frequency band. The wireless headset comprises a transceiver that enables the wireless headset to wirelessly communicate with the mobile device during a time when the mobile device and wireless headset are linked within a personal area network (PAN). The wireless headset is configured to receive instructions from the mobile device to enter a sleep mode, wherein the transceiver is turned off during the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 9871866
    Abstract: A medical device controller operating in conjunction with a medical device determines one or more current versions of executable code associated with one or more processors in a medical device. Medical devices may include infusion pumps, other patient treatment devices as well as vital signs monitors. The medical device controller determines one or more current versions of executable code and configuration information associated with the one or more processors in the medical device. The medical device controller further determines which of the processors in the medical device require updated executable code, and which of the processors in the medical device require updated configuration information. The medical device controller distributes to the medical device as required at least one of the updated executable code and the updated configuration information. The medical device deploys the distributed updates, and activates the updates at a clinically appropriate time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Borges, Donald Halbert, Jeffrey L. Gaetano
  • Patent number: 9807183
    Abstract: The present invention broadly comprises crowd-sourced computer-implemented methods and systems of collecting and transforming portable device data. One embodiment of the invention may be implemented as a system including an electronic device including a sensor configured to collect data, the device configured to begin collection of data based on a command from a user of the electronic device; and a server configured to issue a command to the electronic device to turn on the sensor and transmit data collected by the sensor to the server without any input by the user of the electronic device when a condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KNOWMADICS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Maguire, Lisa Cinnamon, Claire Ostrum, Brian O'Toole, Steven Edgett, Charles Corcoran
  • Patent number: 9703931
    Abstract: A system uses a multi-pass authentication method to authenticate the presence of a health care provider co-located with an assigned patient at a specific time and in a specific place that includes a data reader and transmitter with particular capabilities held by the health care provider, a token held by the patient, and a back-end database and internet-based interface. The system includes an object that includes a wirelessly detectable patient identification (ID) and an electronic device. The electronic device includes a provider ID and is configured to receive the patient ID from the object, retrieve, from a database, healthcare intervention data. The electronic device selectively locks and unlocks access to clinical data recording functions of the electronic device based on the healthcare intervention data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Jennifer M. Hinkel
  • Patent number: 9619618
    Abstract: Systems and methods for credit-based usage of surgical instruments include one or more surgical instruments having associated therewith a usage amount, a pre-determined maximum usage amount, and an available usage credit amount that is less than the pre-determined maximum usage amount. The systems implement and the methods include comparing the usage amount to the pre-determined maximum usage amount and inhibiting further use of the at least one reusable component when the usage amount is equal to the pre-determined maximum usage amount, and identifying the available usage credit amount and inhibiting further use of the at least one reusable component when there is no available usage credit remaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Michael D. Ingmanson
  • Patent number: 9495126
    Abstract: A computerized system and method for automatic assembly of a customized hypnotic or therapeutic media file is disclosed. An application collects information from a user, such as a goal to be met or a challenge to be overcome. The application may collect an audio snippet from the user and/or allow the user to record an audio snippet for insertion into the media file. The application may select components of the media file based on user inputs to indirect or direct questions. The application will generate the media file from pre-recorded and user-supplied components into a media file based, at least in part, on a time length supplied by the user. The application may be able to further adjust playback of the media file in real time so as to shorten or lengthen the file from a previously recorded playback length, while still maintaining internal cohesion and certain key message components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: HYPNALGESICS, LLC
    Inventor: Elvira V. Lang
  • Patent number: 9426728
    Abstract: A device may receive a network access request and perform at least one of signal strength measurements of a first wireless network and a second wireless network, a determination of a level of congestion of the first wireless network and a level of congestion of the second wireless network, or a determination of an access point name (APN) type associated with the network access request. The device may select one of the first wireless network or the second wireless network based on the performance of the at least one of the signal strength measurements, the determination of the level of congestion of the first wireless network and the level of congestion of the second wireless network, or the determination of the APN type associated with the network access request. The device may further connect to the selected one of the first wireless network or the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sagiv Draznin, Lalit R. Kotecha, Arda Aksu
  • Patent number: 9338244
    Abstract: A server includes a data communication controller and an analyzer for monitoring social changes in a neighborhood and providing indicators to appropriate agencies. The data communication controller receives from a plurality of information sources, through a telecommunication network, a plurality of social behaviors for a particular neighborhood and a plurality of monitoring criteria. The analyzer assigns a weight for each social behavior according to the monitoring criteria, calculates a total score for the monitoring criteria, compares the total score against the monitoring criteria, and generates an indicator if the total score matches a criterion in the monitoring criteria. The data communication controller sends the indicator to a third party agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Gold Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quyen Kiet, Barry Goldstein
  • Patent number: 9286442
    Abstract: A telecare and/or telehealth communication method is described. The method comprises providing predetermined voice messages configured to ask questions to or to give instructions to an assisted individual, providing an algorithm configured to communicate with the assisted individual, and communicating at least one of the predetermined voice messages configured to ask questions to or to give instructions to the assisted individual. The method further comprises analyzing a responsiveness and/or compliance characteristics of the assisted individual, and providing the assisted individual with voice messages in a form most acceptable and effective for the assisted individual on the basis of the analyzed responsiveness and/or the analyzed compliance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Csenge Csoma, Akos Erdos, Alan Davies
  • Patent number: 9288312
    Abstract: There is provided a monitoring system for monitoring incoming telephone calls, including telephone calls with different called numbers, the system comprising an electronic processor and an associated database containing caller details with corresponding telephone numbers and details regarding locations and/or people to visit with corresponding telephone numbers, the system being adapted to: detect the originating number of the caller and the called number to which the incoming call was made; to store the time, date and number of an incoming call the originating number of which has been detected and store data representing the number to which the incoming call was made; and to identify the location of the caller/person being visited by the caller corresponding to the detected called number by referring to the associated database, and to identify the identity of the caller corresponding to the originating number by referring to the associated database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: CARE MONITORING 2000 LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Longman, Chris Jackson
  • Patent number: 9001984
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that enables monitoring of social behaviors and generating advance warnings for different monitoring agencies according to the monitoring criteria set by each monitoring agencies. The remote supervision server receives social behavior information from different sources and also different monitoring criteria from different requesting agencies. Each social behavior is assigned different weights according to the monitoring criteria. A total score is calculated based on the monitoring criteria and an advance warning is sent to a requesting agency if the total score exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Gold Post Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Quyen Kiet, Barry Goldstein
  • Patent number: 8803669
    Abstract: A user station configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Schuman, Sr., Erik E. Roehl, Williams F. Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8803668
    Abstract: An indicator apparatus is configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system. The indicator apparatus includes a visual indicator. The visual indicator is operable to selectively display one or more colors in response to calls received by the healthcare communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Schuman, Williams F. Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8626234
    Abstract: A capability is provided for supporting a layered wireless network. A method for supporting a service session for a wireless user device includes receiving a service request associated with the wireless user device, determining at least one characteristic of the service request, and selecting, using the at least one characteristic of the service request, one of a plurality of network layers available for supporting a service session for the service request. A network layer has a wireless access technology associated therewith and, optionally, also may have a core network technology associated therewith. The selection of the network layer for a service request may be performed within the network or performed at the wireless user device under the control of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Rosemarie B. Miller
  • Patent number: 8610576
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking a person at a facility to enable communications. A presence of the person is detected at a location at the facility. Communications intended for the person are associated with the location. The communications are routed to the person at that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Michael Clayton Robinson
  • Patent number: 8456286
    Abstract: A user station configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Schuman, Erik Edward Roehl, Williams F. Collins
  • Patent number: 8290129
    Abstract: A device includes a patient-portable remote monitoring unit to monitor one or more physiological characteristics of an individual and convey information characterizing the one or more physiological characteristics to a remote station. The monitoring unit includes a transmitter system capable to employ a selected one of three or more different communications channels to convey the information to the remote station, and a selection unit to select from among the three or more different communications channels for conveying the information to the remote station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: CardioNet, Inc.
    Inventors: Bobby E. Rogers, William R. Marable, Philip N. Eggers
  • Patent number: 8237551
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking patients to enable communications. A presence of a patient is detected in a room. Communications intended for the patient are associated with the room. The communications are routed to the patient in the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Sweeney, Kelsyn Donel Seven Rooks, Sr., Michael Clayton Robinson
  • Patent number: 8203700
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method that includes receiving infrared adsorption absorption information for a sample, processing the infrared adsorption absorption information for the sample to determine an identity of the sample, generating a reference signature for the identified sample, and distributing the reference signature for the identified sample to a plurality of handheld measurement devices via cellular connections with the handheld measurement devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Ahura Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Vander Rhodes, Kevin J. Knopp, Christopher D. Brown, Myrle E. Sieger, III
  • Patent number: 8169304
    Abstract: A user station configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Joseph Schuman, Sr., Erik Edward Roehl, Williams F. Collins, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8165560
    Abstract: Described are techniques for transmitting information from a calling device to an emergency call center upon the initiation of a call to the emergency call center. The techniques may involve the automatic transmission of data, such as image data captured with a camera, biological information, or a profile about a person. In one embodiment, an individual's profile includes data to access medical information stored by a server, such as data to access the medical information over data access restriction functions of the server. In other embodiments, the user may select a profile to transmit from plural profiles, or not to send a profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventor: Anna Stenquist
  • Patent number: 8111817
    Abstract: A portable tele-homecare monitoring system and method for the same overcomes the problem of medical monitoring requiring a large organized system, with the associated high costs and disadvantages generated due to the large amount of equipment required by the prior art. The present invention allows a user to access home monitoring data by a portable electronic device, an application program or explorer via the Internet from a distributed data server. The portable tele-homecare monitoring system does not require a server and is designed to be modular and portable, so it costs are reduced and so that the design is flexible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Yuan Ze University
    Inventors: Yeh-Liang Hsu, Chang-Huei Wu, Chih-Ming Cheng, Hung-Hsiang Ma
  • Patent number: 8086279
    Abstract: Handover of call serviced by modular ear-piece/microphone between servicing base portions is presented. A wireless headset includes wireless interface(s), earpiece, a microphone, processing module, and a user interface. The wireless interface(s) wirelessly couples the wireless headset to a base unit via a wireless personal area network (WPAN). The earpiece renders inbound portions of the service calls audible while the microphone is operable to produce the outbound portion of the call. Both the earpiece and microphone are communicatively coupled to the wireless interface(s). The processing module also coupled to the wireless interface(s) allows the wireless headset to initiate call functions between the wireless headset and a servicing network made available through the base unit, service a call and call control functions, and anchor the call to the wireless headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Nambirajan Seshadri, James D. Bennett, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 8045685
    Abstract: A remote monitoring and directing system including at least one video camera at the first-aid side to observe the situation of casualty and the operation on the casualty is provided. At least one microphone is disposed at the first-aid side for communicating with the first-aid personnel and directing a clinical operation. At least one medical instrument standard interface is disposed at the first-aid side for transmitting the electrocardiogram or other physiological information. At least one video/audio and data server is disposed at the monitoring side for managing information integration. A plurality of authorized computer systems is set up for conferring with and directing the first-aid station or the ambulance via the Internet, so as to give a direction. A wireless or cable connection is used for the conference between the first-aid side and the monitoring side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: John Lin, Kuo-Hung Chan, Wen-Chen Chang, Shih-Yang Kou, Tzeng-Yow Lin, Wai-Mau Choi, Hsueh-Hai Hu
  • Patent number: 8024201
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8015025
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 7979284
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen James Brown
  • Patent number: 7958201
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for encouraging frequent and purposeful electronic communications from caregivers to individuals with impaired memory to, inter alia, alleviate feelings of isolation and improve memory. The system includes a Web-based application through which caregivers send text, image, voice and other forms of data for receipt by the sufferer on a PDA having a simple user interface. The Web application records the dates and nature (i.e., text, audio, photograph, video) of communications sent by each caregiver, processes the data in order to display it in a variety of meaningful ways to all caregivers, thus creating a peer-pressure environment to encourage more frequent communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Inventor: Ted Lindsay
  • Patent number: 7958228
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for constructing network activity profiles is provided, which comprises the following: obtaining a plurality of records of network activities from an activity source, each record corresponding to an interaction with a network resource via the network from the activity source, wherein each record comprises at least a network endpoint address from where the interaction originates and an indication of a time of the interaction; for each record, determining a geographical location corresponding to the network endpoint address of that record and associating the determined geographical location with that record; and constructing at least one profile for the activity source based on the plurality of records and at least one geographical location associated with the records, wherein each profile comprises a time-based behavior pattern associated with the at least one geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2011
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Soren Riise, Devesh Patel, Ramesh G. Pai, Mark Nicholas Law
  • Patent number: 7894476
    Abstract: A system (10) for managing data transmission for a medical device (20) has several data transmission protocols (15, 15?, 15?), each having a differentiating designation (30). Each of several medical devices (20) have an identification (45) which identifies the medical device (20), and a data transmission interface (35) for data transmission from and to the medical device (20). A management unit (25) has a query unit (45) for the designation (30) of the data transmission protocol (15, 15?, 15?) of a medical device (20) on the basis of its identification (30), and a storage unit (50) for storing data transmission protocols (15, 15?, 15?). The management unit (25) provides, on the basis of the designation query of an external device (55), a data transmission protocol (15, 15?, 15?) from the storage unit (50) which is compatible with the data transmission protocol (15, 15?, 15?) of the medical device (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Biotronik CRM Patent AG
    Inventors: Thomas Doerr, Joachim Reinke
  • Patent number: 7890813
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that identifies a failure mechanism for a component. The system first constructs a library of failure signatures from a set of components, wherein each failure signature in the library characterizes a known failure mechanism associated with a component in the set of components. Next, the system receives a telemetry signal which is measured from a component under surveillance. The system then determines if there is an anomaly in the telemetry signal. If so, the system performs pattern-matching operations between the telemetry signal and failure signatures in the library. Next, if a match is found, the system identifies the failure mechanism for the component under surveillance based on the matching failure signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Oracle America, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander V. Usynin, Aleksey M. Urmanov, Kenny C. Gross
  • Publication number: 20100189235
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a remote auscultation system using wired/wireless communication network, in which an electronic stethoscope is connected to a communication device like a wired telephone or a mobile phone or a computer by interposing a separated communication module between them, and then the auscultation sounds of the patients obtained through the stethoscope are transmitted to a telephone of a medical doctor using wired/wireless communication network, and so the medical doctor can give remote medical treatment to a patient using wired/wireless communication network, and further, which can be connected and used directly to existing communication devices, and the remote auscultation system using wired/wireless communication network comprises; an electronic stethoscope (10) outputting auscultation sound signals obtained from a patient; a communication module (20) amplifying the auscultation sound signals being outputted from the electronic stethoscope (10) in predetermined volume and then outpu
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Inventor: Jae-Hak Um
  • Patent number: 7765111
    Abstract: A health monitoring system includes a plurality of remote user sites, each remote user site comprising at least one health monitoring device for collection of user health monitoring data, an interactive video device, and a user interface apparatus; at least one remote computing facility configured for signal communication with, and to receive health monitoring data-related signals from, the plurality of remote user sites; and at least one computer, configured for signal communication with the remote computing facility, wherein the interactive video device is interactively coupled with the remote computing facility. Associated methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Health Hero Network, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Brown
  • Patent number: 7702525
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for processing phone-in prescription requests. The apparatus is in the form of a prescription processing network that includes a prescription processing system and a communication device remotely located from the prescription processing system. The communication device is used to establish a communication channel with the prescription processing system and submit a prescription request over the communication channel. A pharmacist, associated with the prescription processing system, prepares a completed prescription form based, at least in part, on the submitted prescription request. The prescription processing network also includes a pharmacy for receiving the completed prescription form, and filling the prescription request based on the completed prescription form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Diana L. Kosinski, Mark W. Sullivan, Steven M. McNamara, Melissa Russo
  • Patent number: 7684555
    Abstract: A method for providing fail-over capability in a local branch of a call center includes determining, by a local device, which of a plurality of phones are call center phones. The determination is based on a predetermined rule set. In an alternative embodiment, the method may also include determining, by the local device, which of the plurality of call center phones are available for receiving calls. This may include determining whether a “do not disturb” function of each respective call center phone is invoked, and in response, determining whether the call center phone is available. In addition, this method may involve placing, by the local device, each call center phone into a “do not disturb” mode if the call center phone does not answer a call sent to the call center phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael E. Tasker, Michelle W. Ng, Yuan Cai, Satish B. Ananthanarayana
  • Patent number: 7675411
    Abstract: One or more of telephony functions and communication routing management are controlled by one or more of presence information, environmental information and physiological information. An analysis of the one or more of presence information, environmental information and physiological information is compared with a profile and the one or more of telephony functions and communication routing modified in accordance with a rule set associated with the profile. The environmental and physiological information can be acquired by a communications device associated with a person or through the communications device communicating with one or more dedicated environmental or physiological sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Roller Michaelis, Michael J. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20100056878
    Abstract: A method of determining the health status of a subject includes indirectly coupling a personal monitor to at least a portion of a body of the subject, the person monitor including at least one inertial sensor integrated with a mobile telephonic device. The method further includes obtaining data representative of at least one physiological parameter of the subject, and determining the health status based on the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Dale L. Partin, Michel F. Sultan
  • Publication number: 20090214009
    Abstract: An indicator apparatus is configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system. The indicator apparatus includes a visual indicator. The visual indicator is operable to selectively display one or more colors in response to calls received by the healthcare communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Richard J. Schuman, SR., Williams F. Collins, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090097623
    Abstract: A wireless mobile device is provided, typically in the form of a handset that is cable of providing voice and data communication using a wide-area wireless carrier system. The wireless handset has an associated bio-metric sensor, which may be integrally formed with the handset or spaced apart and connected with a wired or wireless connection. A patient uses bio-metric sensor to locally collect data, and then transmit that data to a medical server using the wireless handset. In some cases, the wireless handset may also process the data to transmit result or summary information. In other cases, the wireless handset may process the data to perform a local operation, such as signaling an alarm or displaying results to the patient, or to make an adjustment in the bio-metric sensor or other local medical device. In some cases the wireless handset may also receive commands from the medical server, and make an adaptation to the bio-metric sensor or other medical device, such as a medication pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2007
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Inventor: Gowrishankar Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 7433718
    Abstract: A mobile terminal capable of measuring a biological signal is provided. The terminal comprises a terminal body; an electrode for human body earth or system reference, placed on an outer surface of the terminal body so as to be contactable with the skin of a user of the mobile terminal; and differential electrodes. The measured biological signals include an electromyography signal and an electroencephalogram signal. The differential electrodes can be external to the terminal body and be connected via lead lines to the terminal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Manabe, Hirotaka Nakano, Toshiaki Sugimura, Akira Hiraiwa
  • Patent number: 7409044
    Abstract: An emergency call system includes an emergency call device capable of accessing at least a wireless telecommunication network by means of a communication apparatus. A server processes the emergency call coming from an emergency call device via the communication apparatus. The invention is applicable to emergency call systems in case of health accidents, assaults, accidents and the like. The emergency call device can be a smart card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: GEMPLUS
    Inventor: Michel Leduc
  • Patent number: 7283153
    Abstract: A system for providing a patient with remote medical assistance at home a patient station (100) includes at least a remotely controllable patient video camera (101) and a patient computer (110) provided with means (111) for acquiring data from medical assistance appliances (11, 12), with relay means (112) for forwarding commands to the appliances, and with means (113) for connection to a telecommunications network (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: France Telecom
    Inventors: Hervé Provost, Marc Berenguer
  • Patent number: RE42288
    Abstract: A medical video-teleconferencing and treatment system, having a central video-conferencing station and one or more remote video-conferencing stations and a communications link establishing video-conferencing communication therebetween. A central video monitor and audio system is located at the central video-conferencing station, and a controller unit is coupled with the communications link. The remote video-conferencing stations each have a mobile emergency center cart including a remote video monitor and audio system and a video-conferencing camera controlled by the controller unit via the communications link and capable of responding to control signals of the controller unit for panning and zoom movement of said video-conferencing camera by a medical practitioner located at the central video-conferencing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Emtel, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph J. Degioanni