Diagnostic Testing Patents (Class 600/300)
  • Patent number: 10999144
    Abstract: A gateway is provided with configuration management logic to identify a set of configurations corresponding to a deployment of a particular application, and automatically send corresponding configuration data to a set of devices in range of the gateway. Service management logic of the gateway determines that assets on the set of devices correspond to one or more asset abstractions defined for the particular application, where the configuration data is sent to the set of devices based on the assets corresponding to the asset abstractions. Sensor data is received during the deployment as generated by a sensor asset of one of the devices, the sensor data is processed according to service logic of the particular application to generate a result, and actuating data is generated and sent during the deployment to an actuator asset on the set of devices based on the result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Silviu Petria, Andra Paraschiv, George Cristian Dumitru Milescu, Ulf Christian Bjorkengren, Shao-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 10994145
    Abstract: An implantable cardiac monitor (ICM) may be configured to be deployed subcutaneous, submuscular, or substernal at a position that enables the ICM to detect cardiac activity. In some cases, the ICM includes a housing that includes a body portion and a tail portion. A first electrode may be disposed adjacent a first end of the body portion, a second electrode may be disposed adjacent a second end of the body portion and a third electrode may be disposed adjacent a tail end of the tail portion. A controller may be disposed within the housing and may be operably coupled to the first electrode, the second electrode and the third electrode. The controller may be configured to select a pair of the first electrode, the second electrode and the third electrode to use for sensing cardiac electrical activity and to communicate information about the sensed activity to a second medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.
    Inventors: Brendan Early Koop, Lance Eric Juffer, Michael J. Kane, Benjamin J. Haasl, Keith R. Maile, Arthur J. Foster
  • Patent number: 10993675
    Abstract: Presented are concepts for monitoring a physical or mental capability of a person. One such concept employs the step of detecting a value of a property of the person or an object manipulated by the person. A trend in a physical or mental capability of the person may then be determined based on the detected value and historical data relating to one or more previously detected values of the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 10997526
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to devices, systems, and methods for optimized integration of a human operator with a machine for safe and efficient operation. Accordingly, aspects of the present disclosure are directed to systems, methods, and devices which evaluate and determine a cognitive state of an operator, and allocate tasks to either the machine and/or operator based on the cognitive state of the operator, among other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Angela R. Harrivel, Kellie D. Kennedy, Chad L Stephens, Alan T. Pope
  • Patent number: 10987028
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and more specifically to techniques for displaying user interfaces associated with physical activities. Exemplary user interfaces related to activity competitions are described. Exemplary user interfaces related to a friends list for activity sharing are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with alerts presented to a user in response to automatically determining a boundary of a workout are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with configuring a pace alert for a workout application are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, Gary Ian Butcher, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Molly Pray Wiebe
  • Patent number: 10990164
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for determining that a user wears a wearable device during one or more time periods. A total amount of time that the user is wearing the wearable device during the one or more time periods may be tracked. The total amount of time that the user wears the wearable device during the one or more time periods may be transmitted to a computing device for display on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Hadley Allen Robertson, Delaney Lee Robertson
  • Patent number: 10991053
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a system for modeling progression of lifetime healthcare expenses, including healthcare events resulting in an out-of-pocket expenditure per a given healthcare plan, wherein each healthcare event is associated with a group of healthcare events. Each group of healthcare events is associated with different sets of certainty with different groups of individuals. A central computing device communicates with healthcare event data generation sources to obtain the healthcare event data. A static database module stores the healthcare event data in hierarchical layered graphs. A dynamic database module dynamically generates data that depicts different future expenditures over a life span based on the healthcare event data in the static database module. A computer modeling module generates the most likely set of future expenditures using the different future expenditures data in the dynamic database module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DZee Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashwin K. Pingali, Srikar Appana
  • Patent number: 10991070
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for automated intraoperative surgical guidance in medical images are disclosed. A system and method generally for analyzing subject image data, calculating surgical decision risks and autonomously providing recommended pathways or actions that support the decision-making process of a surgeon to predict optimized implant and subject outcomes (ex. implant guidance, fracture reduction, anatomical alignment) by a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Orthogrid Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Edouard Saget, Richard Boddington, Josh Cates
  • Patent number: 10991455
    Abstract: An augmented reality with real-time interactive analysis method and a system thereof are provided. The method includes: starting an application from a portable electronic device by a user; reading a checklist by the application; identifying basic data fields and biochemical fields of the checklist; recording the basic data fields and the data in the biochemical fields and converting them into digital data; determining whether the data of the biochemical fields meets a preset standard value; according to whether the results conform to the preset standard value, the application produces correspondingly a first signal or a second signal; the application generating an augmented reality checklist image and adding a signal field to each biochemical field; and displaying the first signal or the second signal corresponding to the biochemical fields in the signal field; wherein each preset standard value is pre-stored in the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DR. ADVICE CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Chien-Fen Huang, Jia-Cing Lin
  • Patent number: 10987043
    Abstract: The present systems and methods provide a mechanism to assess viewer behavior, features of stimuli, and the interaction between viewer behavior and stimuli. The systems and methods described herein for quantifying blink response and blink inhibition provide moment-by-moments measurements of viewer engagement by measuring what is or is not engaging enough to warrant viewers' inhibition of blinking. The present disclosure describes measures of visual scanning, eye movements, blink data, and blink timing data to derive a measure of how engaged a person is with what he or she is looking at. Blink-related data as a measure of viewer engagement provides a mechanism for determining the most engaging spatial and temporal aspects of a stimulus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Ami Klin, Warren Jones, Sarah Shultz
  • Patent number: 10986818
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, an information processing method, an information processing program, a display control device, a display control method, and a display control program which are capable of efficiently suppressing a spread of an infection disease are acquired. An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires an inspection result for an animal to be inspected, a determination unit that determines whether or not an owner of the animal to be inspected raises a plurality of animals, and a notification unit that notifies the owner of information indicating that the animal to be inspected is infected with an infection disease in a case where the inspection result indicates that the animal to be inspected is infected with the infection disease and it is determined that the owner raises the plurality of animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigetoshi Ishikawa, Yasuhisa Kaneko, Haruyasu Nakatsugawa
  • Patent number: 10991458
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining that a medical delivery device has been activated may be provided. According to certain aspects, a user captures a first image to determine if a medical delivery device is ready to be activated. The first image is transmitted to a health care provider which verifies that the medical delivery device should be activated. If the medical delivery device is to be activated, an electronic device instructs the user to activate the medical delivery device. Subsequently, the user transmits details about the activation of the medical delivery device to the health care provider to update a medical record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Sabine Albrecht, Markus Bauss
  • Patent number: 10987643
    Abstract: A system and method directed to the partial or full automation of recipe processing by an appliance is described. A recipe may include one or more of at least a portion of operating code, one or more appliance operation(s) or one or more action(s) to initiate operation of the appliance. A computing device may include a recipe processing application that generates a display on a user interface. The display may include one or more indications of the partial or full automation of appliance operations for processing recipe ingredients. The appliance is a blender in one example, and the appliance operations are for processing the recipe ingredients by the blender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Perfect Company
    Inventor: Michael Wayne Wallace
  • Patent number: 10980489
    Abstract: In a method and a device for quantification of a respiratory sinus arrhythmia, a heart-rate curve is measured first and then the time elapsed between two heartbeats is determined and quantified by an analysis in the phase domain. A more informative quantification is obtained when suitable coefficients are used or the heart-rate curve is interpolated and/or detrended for the quantification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: BioSign Medical UG
    Inventor: Reinhard Beise
  • Patent number: 10980351
    Abstract: A method and system may include transmitting a signal to a pump of an air mattress to set the pressure of the air mattress to an initial pressure; receiving, at a central controller, a user preference condition for an automatic adjustment of the pressure in the air mattress; receiving, at the central controller, an indication that the air mattress is empty; and based on determining that the user preference condition has been met and receiving the indication: detecting a change in the pressure of the air mattress beyond a threshold value; and based on the detection, adjusting the pressure of the air mattress to the initial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sleep Number Corporation et al.
    Inventors: Rob Nunn, Wade Daniel Palashewski, Steven Jay Young, Carl Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10980427
    Abstract: A system and method for real-time, a closed-loop, complete body hemodynamic simulation of a patient undergoing a surgical procedure is disclosed. A simplified model of blood circulation that is nevertheless comprehensive and derives input representative of the patient's entire circulatory system, is mathematically modeled by a combination of 1-D mathematical models, and lumped parameter models. The system allows a clinician to select an intended intervention that is then computationally simulated in real, or quasi-real, time. The results of the simulation are presented as a heartbeat by heartbeat simulation of clinician selected, relevant hemodynamic parameters, allowing the clinician to decide whether or not to proceed with the intervention. The system includes accurate simulation of the effects of gravity, respiration and natural compensatory mechanisms, including the baroreflex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Frank Dedroog, Javier Murillo-Castarlenas, Pilar Garcia Navarro, Adrian Navas-Montilla, Jose Ramirez-Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10973429
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for determining a precise localization of an arrhythmia origin or exit site in a heart of a subject using internal electrocardiograph (ECG) signals sensed and stored by an implantable device implanted in the subject. One example method of analyzing an arrhythmia in a subject generally includes reading, from an implantable device implanted in the subject, a plurality of internal ECG signals sensed and stored by the implantable device while the subject was experiencing an arrhythmia event (e.g., at any time, including while the subject was ambulatory); performing an analysis of the read internal ECG signals; and determining a localization of the arrhythmia associated with the arrhythmia event, based on the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Chelak iECG, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Cheng, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
  • Patent number: 10978209
    Abstract: A system of interactive health status assessment comprises a dialogue database including a plurality of health status assessment questions presented by a data output interface; a multimodal data input interface is configured to receive a response information; an identification module is configured to determine the type of the response information; a semantic interpretation module is configured to extract a keyword from the text-type response information; a health status assessment module is configured to generate a first assessment result according to the numeric-type response information, a second assessment result is generated according to the keyword, and an outputted assessment report is generated according to the assessment results; and a control module is configured to selectively notify the health status assessment module to output the assessment report or select another health status assessment question from a follow-up item of the selected health status assessment question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jung-Hsien Chiang, Pei-Ching Yang
  • Patent number: 10977507
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for monitoring a driver. The apparatus includes one or more sensors that are embedded in a seat belt and that measure electrical resistances according to a movement of the driver, respectively, and a controller that estimates a posture of the driver, based on changes of the electrical resistances measured by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dae Yun An, Gyun Ha Kim, Eung Hwan Kim, Sang Kyung Seo
  • Patent number: 10976327
    Abstract: The present application describes methods and systems for measuring and controlling oxidative stress in animals and humans. The degree of oxidative stress can be measured directly by inducing all of the blood cells to produce excessive reactive oxygen species (ROS) by exposure to an elevated concentration sulfide or other ROS inducing chemical and measuring the fluorescence intensity of a fluorescent dye or color intensity of dye that reacts with ROS. Oxidative stress can be reduced by reducing dietary sulfur, consumption of a methanogenic probiotic, or apheresis methods to replace ROS-positive blood cells with normal blood cells. Plasma oxidative stress can be compared in venous and arterial blood samples to evaluate small vessel disease. Oxidative stress can be increased by increasing dietary sulfur or the use of an intravenous method that exposes blood cells to an elevated blood concentration of sulfide or other ROS inducing chemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Western Autotroph Company LLC
    Inventor: Peter Stroot
  • Patent number: 10980085
    Abstract: A hub device of a network receives data from edge devices and generates a local result. The hub device also sends the data to a remote provider network and receives a result from the remote provider network, wherein the result is based on the data received from the edge devices. The hub device then generates a response based on the local result or the received result. The hub device may determine to correct the local result based on the result received from the remote provider network, and generate the response based on the corrected result. The hub device may generate an initial response before receiving the result from the provider network. For example, the hub device may determine that the confidence level for the local result is above the threshold level and in response, generate the initial response based on the local result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Mallya Kasaragod, Aran Khanna, Calvin Yue-Ren Kuo
  • Patent number: 10978181
    Abstract: A system for activating a cued health assessment, which includes an audio receiver for receiving voice samples to measure one of a plurality of voice biomarkers, an audio processing module for extracting one of a plurality of biomarkers from the received voice samples, the audio processing module further classifies the received voice samples to one of plurality of predetermined health states according to the extracted biomarkers, and a voice sample scheduler for activating a cued health assessment module when the classified health state is a clinically actionable health state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONDE HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: James D. Harper, Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 10973468
    Abstract: Methods and devices for long term, cuffless, and continuous arterial blood pressure estimation using an end-to-end deep learning approach are provided. A deep learning system comprises three modules: a deep convolutional neural network (CNN) module for learning powerful features; a one- or multi-layer recurrent neural network (RNN) module for modeling the temporal dependencies in blood pressure dynamics; and a mixture density network (MDN) module for predicting final blood pressure value. This system takes raw physiological signals, such as photoplethysmogram and/or electrocardiography signals, as inputs and yields arterial blood pressure readings in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Ni Zhao, Peng Su, Yuanting Zhang
  • Patent number: 10978208
    Abstract: A system and method for patient stratification include determining a first set of patient groups from patients in a patient similarity graph based on a similarity structure of the patient similarity graph. A second set of patient groups is identified based on expert domain knowledge associated with the patients. Patients in the first set and the second set are aligned using a processor to stratify patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianying Hu, Buyue Qian, Fei Wang, Jun Wang, Xiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10973416
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for monitoring an individual and activities performed thereby, detecting a possible adverse biological condition caused by the activities, and submitting instructions to equipment utilized by the individual to cause the individual to adjust the same or related activities to mitigate the possible adverse biological condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: WELCH ALLYN, INC.
    Inventors: Kristen Stebbins, John A. Lane, Craig M. Meyerson, David E. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10971270
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided to implement a cognitive medical decision support system that operates to analyze a set of commercial transactions executed by a patient to identify at least one of products or services purchased during each commercial transaction or an activity, associated with the commercial transaction, engaged in by the patient. The cognitive medical decision support system determines a lifestyle behavior pattern of the patient based on the products, services, or activities associated with the commercial transactions in the set of commercial transactions and evaluates an impact of the lifestyle behavior pattern to at least one of the overall health of the patient, a specific medical condition of the patient, or a specific previously prescribed treatment of the patient. The cognitive medical decision support system outputs a notification indicating the impact of the lifestyle behavior pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Uri Kartoun, Fang Lu, Kenney Ng, Yoonyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10971254
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided which configure a medical treatment recommendation system to implement a medical condition independent treatment recommendation model. The medical condition independent treatment recommendation model operates on medical condition independent scoring features that are independent of any specific medical condition. The mechanisms configure the medical treatment recommendation system to receive a medical condition cartridge providing at least one medical condition specific evaluation feature that is specific to a medical condition, and process patient information based on a combination of an application of the at least one medical condition specific evaluation feature, and an execution of the medical condition independent treatment recommendation model of the medical treatment recommendation system, to generate a treatment recommendation for a patient medical condition associated with the patient. The mechanisms then output the treatment recommendation for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Thomas J. Eggebraaten, Mark G. Megerian, Richard J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10959892
    Abstract: A management device, comprising a controller that controls communication between a movable first terminal device and a second terminal device in which a moving range is narrower than the first terminal device, and a detector that detects that the first terminal device arrives at a target point by movement, wherein in a case where the detector detects the arrival at the target point, the controller ends the communication between the first terminal device and the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamada, Atsunobu Kato, Dongdong Wang
  • Patent number: 10963417
    Abstract: A host-client data sharing system manages diabetes care data. A host database, preferably web or internet based, is implemented for storing diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics. A client or local database stores the diabetes care data relating to multiple diabetics on a personal appliance such as a PC, or a portable or handheld microprocessor-based computing device. The host database uses multiple servers for handling client interactions with the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Carolyn Anderson, Thomas W. Love
  • Patent number: 10960137
    Abstract: An automated blood glucose control system is configured to generate a backup therapy protocol comprising insulin therapy instructions derived from autonomously determined doses of insulin. The system generates a dose control signal using a control algorithm configured to autonomously determine doses of insulin to be infused into a subject for the purpose of controlling blood glucose of the subject based at least in part on a glucose level signal received from a glucose sensor. The system can track insulin therapy administered to the subject over a tracking period, including storing an indication of the autonomously determined doses of insulin delivered to the subject as basal insulin, as correction boluses of insulin, or as mealtime boluses of insulin. The system can generate a backup injection therapy protocol or a backup pump therapy protocol with insulin therapy instructions based at least in part on the insulin therapy administered to the subject over the tracking period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Beta Bionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward B. Raskin, David Chi-Wai Lim, Michael J. Rosinko, Firas H. El-Khatib, Edward R. Damiano
  • Patent number: 10963743
    Abstract: Implementations include receiving a predicted value and confidence level from a first ML model, and determining that the confidence level is below a threshold, and in response: providing an encoding based on input data and non-textual information to the first ML model, the encoding representing characteristics of the input data relative to the predicted value, the characteristics including respective gradients of features of the input data, injecting the encoding into a textual knowledge graph that corresponds to a domain of the first ML model to provide an encoded knowledge graph, receiving supplemental data based on the encoded knowledge graph, and providing a supplemental predicted value from a second ML model based on the input data and the supplemental data, the second ML model having a higher number of features than the first ML model, and the supplemental predicted value having a supplemental confidence level that exceeds the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Freddy Lecue, Chahrazed Bouhini
  • Patent number: 10964416
    Abstract: A community electronic medical record provides access to a patient's records. A unity server of the present invention allows a user to enter a query requesting the information that a medical provider needs such as past history, allergies, billing information, and other medical data that may be related to the patient. The unity server queries at least one database, preferably many, to access the patient's records relevant to the provider's query. The unity server retrieves information from multiple sources to provide increased information for treatment of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Brian T. Stack
  • Patent number: 10959682
    Abstract: A method for determining and responding in real-time to an increased risk of death relating to a patient with epilepsy is provided. The method includes receiving cardiac data and determining a cardiac index based upon the cardiac data. The method includes determining an increased risk of death associated with epilepsy if the indices are extreme, issuing a warning of the increased risk of death and logging information related to the increased risk of death. Also presented is a second method for determining and responding in real-time to an increased risk of death relating to a patient with epilepsy comprising receiving at least one of arousal data, responsiveness data or awareness data and determining an arousal index, a responsiveness index or an awareness index, where the indices are based on arousal data, responsiveness data or awareness data respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FLINT HILLS SCIENTIFIC, LLC
    Inventor: Ivan Osorio
  • Patent number: 10959895
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described for mounting medical equipment on IV poles, bed rails and other supporting structures in medical facilities including operating rooms and critical care sections. A system including a mounting hanger and corresponding equipment housing is disclosed that allows quick mounting and dismounting of equipment from a supporting structure. The novel structural design of mounting hanger including a symmetrical t-slot feature and a plunger lock allows a piece of equipment to be mounted on a supporting structure in multiple orientations as per the requirement which allows a user to optimize the placement of equipment in the medical environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cadwell Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Jepsen, Richard A. Villarreal
  • Patent number: 10966219
    Abstract: A first communication device may communicate wirelessly with a second communication device. The first communication device may include a wireless communication integrated circuit (IC) configured to (i) receive application data from an application controller, (ii) encapsulate the application data in data packets, and (iii) use an antenna to transmit the data packets. In some embodiments, the first and second communication devices may agree on a length of connection intervals, and the first communication device may transmit two or more of the data packets to the second communication device during each of one or more of the connection intervals. In some embodiments, during periods when there is no application data to encapsulate and transmit to the second communication device, the first communication device may transmit a message to the second communication device, and transmitting the message may keep a wireless link between the first and second communication devices active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventor: Barkha Raisoni
  • Patent number: 10957449
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision support and managing patient population health by health-related entities including caregivers, health care administrators, insurance providers, and patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Douglas S. McNair, John Christopher Murrish, Kanakasabha Kailasam
  • Patent number: 10957434
    Abstract: Techniques regarding autonomously updating the status of a prescription are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise a system, which can comprise a memory that can store computer executable components. The system can also comprise a processor, operably coupled to the memory, and that can execute the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a prescription component that can update a status of a prescription associated with an entity based on a trust disposition value. The trust disposition value can be determined using machine learning technology and can be indicative of an expected effectiveness of the prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
    Inventors: James R. Kozloski, Sara Berger, Anup Kalia, Jeffrey L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10952643
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for measuring the circumference of a limb of an individual, e.g., the individual's arm and/or calf. The apparatus uses one or more magnetic strips which surround the limb and contain magnetic coding of length information. Tension is applied to the magnetic strip by a tensioning assembly, which can be a pressure cuff or a stepping motor, and a magnetic read head reads the magnetic coding of length information from the strip. When used in a bioimpedance analysis procedure, the length information can be used to convert measured voltage differences into normalized bioimpedance values, e.g., resistivity values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Fansan Zhu, Nathan W. Levin
  • Patent number: 10955917
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for identifying potentially seizure-inducing virtual reality content are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes a neurological data collector to access first neurological response data collected from a user during exposure of the user to first media. The example apparatus includes a predictor to generate a prediction on a likelihood that a portion of second media will trigger an adverse neurological medical event in the user based the portion of the second media and the first neurological response data. The example apparatus includes a content modifier to modify the portion of the second media to create modified media in response to the prediction and output the modified media for presentation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nishanth Ramaprakash, Sreenidhi Koti Ananda Rao
  • Patent number: 10958990
    Abstract: Trusted platform telemetry mechanisms and associated methods, apparatus, and firmware components. Trusted telemetry mechanisms are provided for securely collecting platform telemetry data from telemetry data sources on a compute platform, such as machine specific registers (MSRs), device registers, system management bus (SMBus) and memory controllers. The telemetry data is collected from the telemetry data sources using various mechanisms, and securely stored on the compute platform in a manner that is inaccessible to software running on the compute platform. A submission queue and completion queue model may also be implemented to facilitate collection of telemetry data. In addition, a memory-mapped input-output (MMIO) aliasing scheme is provided to facilitate collection of telemetry data from platform telemetry data sources using various access mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu, Mohan J. Kumar
  • Patent number: 10952612
    Abstract: A biomedical implant includes a wall enclosing at least a portion of the implant. The wall includes a first stratum and a second stratum conformal with the first stratum. An interlayer is provided between the first and the second strata, and includes a structure that produces capillary pressure in an infiltrating fluid in response to rupture of the first stratum or the second stratum resulting in entry of the infiltrating fluid into the interlayer. A detector is exposed to the interlayer and configured to detect a presence, if any, of the infiltrating fluid and output a detection state indicator. A communication circuit is communicatively coupled to the detector and configured to communicate the detection state indicator to a reader external to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Geissler Companies, LLC
    Inventor: Yuri Smirnov
  • Patent number: 10945646
    Abstract: Generally, methods of analyte monitoring management, and articles of manufacturing related thereto, are provided. The methods include receiving analyte measurement data and analyzing the analyte measurement data for health related parameters. Recommendations are determined for creating or modifying a treatment program based on the analysis, and provided within a user-interface that enables a user to create or modify the treatment program. Further, generally, methods of for managing analyte measurement data, and articles of manufacturing related thereto, are provided. The methods include receiving analyte measurement data that represent data collected over a time period, and analyzing the analyte measurement data for analyte episodes within that time period. Threshold based episodes and/or rate-of-change based episodes may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABBOTT DIABETES CARE INC.
    Inventors: Nathan C. Crouther, Timothy C. Dunn
  • Patent number: 10952024
    Abstract: Systems may provide feedback that may include antenna selection or mobile device configuration. Antennas may be automatically configured throughout the device or the orientation or location of the mobile device may be altered to increase performance. Historical performance information of the mobile device may be maintained in order to determine proactive manipulations of the mobile device. In addition, multiple mobile devices may cooperatively determine the orientation or location that may increase performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yupeng Jia, William Knotts, Donald Perciful, Eric Zavesky, James Pratt, Miranda Huet, Gregory Edwards
  • Patent number: 10950139
    Abstract: System and method for coaching based on workout history and/or readiness/recovery information. Improved solutions enable intelligent management of a user's personal fitness journey based on workout recommendations that closely align with the user's traits. In one exemplary embodiment, workout data for a population of different individuals is analyzed to identify groups of similarly performing individuals. Each group of individuals is analyzed to generate an expected profile that approximates the physiological and/or psychological traits of the group. An expected profile includes heuristics and/or performance metrics that enable dynamic coaching during workouts. Subsequently thereafter, users can be dynamically coached by their client device, based on the expected profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lyke, Ben Hamill, Jeff Knight, Scott Laing
  • Patent number: 10950350
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a system for facilitating computer-assisted care for patients, including, for example, skilled nursing facility (SNF) patients at risk of clinical deterioration and/or in need of medical intervention relative to a larger SNF patient population. In some embodiments, the system determines care information scores for SNF patients using a first set of severity weights associated with individual components of the care information. The system determines SNF enhancement scores for the individual patients using a second set of severity weights associated with individual components of collected SNF enhancement information, wherein the second set of severity weights are heavier than the first set of severity weights such that the enhancement scores are weighted more heavily than the care information scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Edmondson, III, Bridgette Leonard, Karsten Anthony Alexander Russell-Wood
  • Patent number: 10943675
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods that relate to altering patient care and increasing the efficacy of medical diagnostics. A standard deviation of deltas (SDD) plot of analyte measurements can provide insights into the medical diagnostics. One or more SDD plots can be used to help diagnose a patient and alter a patient's care depending on the relation of the patient's own SDD plot characteristics relative to the one or more SDD plots. Any or all of the analysis can be automated, such as to reduce human interaction with process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: George S. Cembrowski, Junyi Mei
  • Patent number: 10943676
    Abstract: Hospital readmissions may be prevented. Readmission is prevented by predicting the probability of a given patient to be readmitted. The probability alone may prevent readmission by educating the patient or medical professional. The probability may be predicted during a patient stay and used to generate a workflow action item to reduce the probability, to warn, to output appropriate instructions, and/or assist in avoiding readmission. The probability may be specific to a hospital, physician group, or other entity, allowing prevention to focus on past readmission causes for the given entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Faisal Farooq, Balaji Krishnapuram, Bharat R Rao, Romer E Rosales, Shipeng Yu
  • Patent number: 10943692
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system is disclosed comprising at least one processor programmed to process medical data derived from a patient or medical records repository and to compose interconnected cascades of sepsis by linking or grouping four fundamental elements which comprise; a perturbation, at least one perturbation force which is capable of inducing and may have induced the perturbation, a recovery, and at least one recovery force which is capable of inducing and may have induced the perturbation. The four elements are linked or grouped by the processor to generate a quaternary which may be characterized as solved or unsolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Lynn
  • Patent number: 10940870
    Abstract: Systems and methods of visualizing predicted driving risk are provided herein. Vehicle sensor data associated with a vehicle operator may be analyzed. Based on the analysis of the vehicle sensor data, one or more vehicle operation risks associated with the vehicle operator may be predicted. Each vehicle operation risk may be associated with a portion of a vehicle associated with the vehicle operator. Additionally, each vehicle operation risk may be assigned a priority level, e.g., based on predicted likelihood of occurrence, predicted danger to the vehicle operator, predicted damage to the vehicle, etc. A display overview of the vehicle may be presented to the vehicle operator. In the display overview of the vehicle portions of the vehicle associated with each of the predicted vehicle operation risks may be highlighted. The portions may be highlighted differently (using different colors, heavier/lighter shading, etc.) based on the priority level of their associated risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Theobolt N. Leung, Micah Wind Russo
  • Patent number: 10937334
    Abstract: Enabling information provision of appropriate driving coaching and so forth in line with a user as a driver. A terminal device includes a driving information acquiring unit and a biological information acquiring unit functioning as an information acquiring unit that acquires information relating to the emotion, the driving skill, and the physical condition of a rider (user). Furthermore, an arithmetic unit of a server functions as an estimating unit that estimates the emotion, the driving skill, and the physical condition according to acquired information and functions as an information processing unit that carries out information provision to a rider according to the combination of the emotion, the driving skill, and the physical condition that are estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Ryuzaki, Atsushi Kusuda, Takayuki Haramoto, Shimpei Shikanai, Chikashi Takiguchi, Motoshi Kyoden