Diagnostic Testing Patents (Class 600/300)
  • Patent number: 11684287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of medical monitoring, and in particular non-contact, video-based monitoring of pulse rate, respiration rate, motion, and oxygen saturation. Systems and methods are described for capturing images of a patient, producing intensity signals from the images, filtering those signals to focus on a physiologic component, and measuring a vital sign from the filtered signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Paul S. Addison, David Foo, Dominique Jacquel
  • Patent number: 11688514
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to remote control of dialysis machines. In certain aspects, a method includes receiving a request for a network connection from a dialysis machine and establishing the network connection with the dialysis machine. The method also includes receiving, from a client device, a request to access the dialysis machine, authorizing the client device to access the dialysis machine, receiving, from the dialysis machine, information pertaining to an operation of the dialysis machine, and providing, to the client device, the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Aiyuan Wang, Martin Joseph Crnkovich, Fei Wang, Sue-Jane Lee, David Yuds, Hak Kan Leung, Jeffrey Tarn
  • Patent number: 11688498
    Abstract: The medical document display control apparatus includes a reception unit that receives observation information on a subject, an acquisition unit that acquires relation information on an analysis result obtained by immediately analyzing the observation information received by the reception unit, and a display control unit that immediately displays the relation information acquired by the acquisition unit on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinnosuke Hirakawa, Keigo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11687813
    Abstract: A system for ranking alimentary combinations includes a computing device configured to provide a nutrient instruction set including a plurality of target nutrient quantities corresponding to a plurality of candidate alimentary combinations, determine a per-combination alimentary instruction set as a function of the plurality of target nutrient quantities, receive, from each alimentary provider device of a plurality of alimentary provider devices, a plurality of provider ingredient combinations, generate a ranked list of alimentary combinations as a function of the plurality of provider alimentary combinations, receive a user selection of a candidate alimentary combination corresponding to an edible of the plurality of candidate alimentary combinations, and generate a modified ranked list of alimentary combinations as a function of the user selection and the nutrient instruction set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Kenneth Neumann
  • Patent number: 11684371
    Abstract: Provided is a device for delivery into a body lumen having a longitudinally extending stem and a plurality of bristles extending generally radially outwardly from the stem. The device includes at least two different groups or types of bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Embo Medical Limited
    Inventors: Wayne Allen, Colin Forde, Liam Mullins, Paul Gilson
  • Patent number: 11684260
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a joint of a patient includes multiple sensors to be disposed near a joint and to measure or observe actions or physical quantities associated with the joint; and at least one communications module coupled to the sensors to receive data from the sensors and to transmit sensor information to an external device. The system also includes a patient device and clinician device which can be used to, for example, monitor and display information obtained from the sensors, determine range of motion measurements from the sensor data, show progress in physical therapy, take a photograph or video of the site on the patient, obtain a pain score, and include friends for providing encouragement during physical therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventors: Curt Wiedenhoefer, Justin Anthony Creel, Brian James Katerberg, Joshua Dale Howard
  • Patent number: 11683107
    Abstract: According to various, but not necessarily all, embodiments there is provided an apparatus comprising means for: obtaining a propagation profile for wireless signals transmitted between at least two devices via a creeping wave along a user's skin; causing transmission of electromagnetic radiation towards a plurality of locations on a target user's body to obtain dielectric properties of their skin at the plurality of locations based on an amount of the electromagnetic radiation reflected from each location; determining whether the propagation profile correlates with a realizable creeping wave along the target user's skin, the realizability being based on the obtained dielectric properties of their skin; and forming an association between the target user and the at least two devices based on a strength of correlation between the propagation profile and a realizable creeping wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Christopher Wright, Phil Catton, Wai Lau
  • Patent number: 11681670
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for verifying record data. An example method includes creating the plurality of datasets ranked by the dataset risk level, receiving a dataset from a plurality of datasets ranked by a dataset risk level, where the dataset includes one or more records and each record including data elements. The example method further includes applying a set of rules to the data elements of the one or more records to identify anomalous data elements, and displaying an association between each anomalous data element and each corresponding rule violation, where each anomalous data element is associated with a data element risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ernest Joseph Churchville, Michael Andrew Stone, Yonathan Lakew, Dawn M. Martin
  • Patent number: 11683690
    Abstract: Implantable devices, such as artificial organs, increasingly incorporate hardware, software, firmware, and/or wireless communication capabilities. For example, such implantable devices can utilize wireless technology to allow for efficient configuration, maintenance, and operational analysis. As these implantable devices become more connected, electronic security will become more important. This disclosure relates to implantable devices that may utilize a secure boot process and secure communication, both between artificial devices in the human body and between these devices and the external world. This disclosure provides secure communication approaches for maintaining the digital privacy and integrity of artificial devices, for protecting the individual from malicious hacking of data, and for controlling of such implantable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11673041
    Abstract: An avatar-incentive healthcare therapy system has a physiological monitor for generating a physiological parameter indicative of physical health. An academic test for generating a test score is indicative of mental acuity. The avatar has outward characteristics and game play capabilities proportional to the physiological health and the mental acuity so as to incentivize improved physical health and academic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 11676734
    Abstract: A computer-implemented therapy management system is operated to collect patient data associated with medical device users. Treatment of the users is managed by healthcare professionals (HCPs), which include a customer HCP and a plurality of non-customer HCPs. The system receives a first set of attributes for a first individual patient or a first group of patients under care of the customer HCP, and a second set of attributes for a second individual patient or a second group of patients. The system identifies a first set of patient records associated with the customer HCP that satisfy the received first attributes, and a second set of patient records that satisfy the received second attributes, and compares patient outcomes from the first set of records against patient outcomes from the second set of records. A comparative therapy report is generated and communicated to a client device associated with the customer HCP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Yuxiang Zhong, Pratik Agrawal, Michael P. Stone, Kevin E. Velado, Sinu Bessy Abraham, Siddharth Arunachalam, Valerie Dormant
  • Patent number: 11672473
    Abstract: A pain level indicator assembly includes an increase control that is holdable by a patient and a decrease control that is holdable by the patient. A display unit is provided and the display unit is positionable in a prominent position in a healthcare environment to be visible to a caregiver. The display unit is in remote communication with each of the increase control and the decrease control. Additionally, the display unit displays gauge indicia comprising a pain meter ranging between a predetermined negative integer and a predetermined positive integer. The display unit is actuated to display a point along the gauge indicia to communicate the patient's pain level to the caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Khamra Echols
  • Patent number: 11672621
    Abstract: An example medical device may include a first component including an interface, a light feature surrounding at least part of the interface, and a controller coupled to the light feature and including a memory in which are stored instructions for the controller causing a first illumination state of the light a feature corresponding to a first state of the interface, and the controller causing a second illumination state of the Sight feature corresponding to a second state of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy B. Hulford, Christopher B. Allenby, Lauren L. Argo, Russell L. E. Blanchard, Roman Lapaev
  • Patent number: 11676507
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include apparatuses, methods and storage media associated with modifying a food record database. The method comprises receiving a plurality of food records from a plurality of sources, each of the plurality of food records comprising at least a food record description, the plurality of sources including (i) at least one non-user entity that is an owner of a third party food database and (ii) users of the food record database. The method further comprises receiving search requests from users, and returning one or more top search results from the food record database in response. The method also comprises determining a score for a particular food record identified by the top search results, wherein the score is calculated based at least in part on one of: a number of times the particular food record has been included in the top search results of the search requests or a number of times the particular food record has been logged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: MyFitnessPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Aadhar Jain, Chul Lee, Bryan Levine
  • Patent number: 11672906
    Abstract: An infusion pump assembly includes a reservoir assembly configured to contain an infusible fluid. A motor assembly is configured to act upon the reservoir assembly and dispense at least a portion of the infusible fluid contained within the reservoir assembly. Processing logic is configured to control the motor assembly. A primary power supply is configured to provide primary electrical energy to at least a portion of the processing logic. A backup power supply is configured to provide backup electrical energy to the at least a portion of the processing logic in the event that the primary power supply fails to provide the primary electrical energy to the at least a portion of the processing logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Marc A. Mandro
  • Patent number: 11676583
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for activating personal assistance services. The system includes an audio data collector adapted to collect a sample of speech, a processing module, and a service activator couple to an output device. The processing module further includes an audio feature extractor that extracts a plurality of acoustic features from the sample of speech, and a classification unit that classifies a status of a user from the plurality of acoustic features. The Service activator activates a personal assistance service according to the status of the user classified by the classification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sonde Health, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Harper
  • Patent number: 11676684
    Abstract: Actions, such as effects and adverse-events, of a test substance in humans are predicted by using an artificial intelligence model trained by a method for training an artificial intelligence model, the method including inputting into the artificial intelligence model a set of first training data and second training data or a set of the second training data to train the artificial intelligence model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Karydo Therapeutix, Inc.
    Inventor: Narutoku Sato
  • Patent number: 11671390
    Abstract: A system includes a processing device and memory device configured to receive a widget insertion request associated with an email message. The processing device is further configured to customize one or more options of the widget based on one or more user selections. The processing device can also insert the widget into a body of the email message. The widget provides one or more interactive services to a recipient of the email message based on the one or more options. The processing device is configured to send the email message with the widget to the recipient to allow the recipient to interact with the widget upon receiving the email message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Andrew J. Bingham, Anastasia Shekhter, Gregory J. Richmond, Jenn Van Scoter, Josh R. Slater, Alyssa M. Branday
  • Patent number: 11666728
    Abstract: A system to provide circadian-friendly lighting for nighttime hospital care comprising a lighting module and a transmitter tag that interface wirelessly wherein the lighting module comprises red-shifted light spectra, which is proven to be less disruptive to melatonin production than current blue-shifted hospital lighting; wherein the light output of the devices is modulated by the proximity of a tag to the device, with light intensity increasing with closer proximity between these two components and decreasing with increased distance, thereby providing hands-free lighting to caregivers in the specific locations where they need light to perform care tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventors: Lorenzo Albala, Graham Hale, Tim Bober, Bon Ku, Marcel Botha, Salih Berk Ilhan
  • Patent number: 11669608
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling measurement units for a medical scale. One system includes a removable head unit configured to couple to a medical scale platform. The removable head unit includes a human machine interface (HMI) and an electronic processor coupled to the human machine interface. The electronic processor is configured to receive, via the HMI, a first user input selecting a permanent lock mode. The electronic processor is configured to, in response to receiving the user input, present a first authentication request and receive a second user input including a first authentication token. The electronic processor is configured to, when the first authentication token is valid, present a measurement unit selection prompt. The electronic processor is configured to receive a second user input selecting a measurement unit and, in response to receiving the second user input, activate the permanent lock mode based on the selected measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Pelstar, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Winkler, Ken Harris, Rosalyn Ben-Chitrit
  • Patent number: 11666247
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a computer program for capturing optical image data of patient surroundings and for identifying a patient check-up. The method (10) for capturing optical image data of patient surroundings and for identifying a patient check-up on the basis of the image data includes detecting (12) the patient on the basis of the image data. There is a detecting (14) of at least one further person on the basis of the image data and determining (16) at least one geometric relation between the patient and the at least one further person. The determining (16) of the geometric relation includes determining an orientation or a viewing direction of the at least one further person in relation to the patient. The method further includes identifying (18) the patient check-up on the basis of the geometric relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Frank Franz, Stefan Schlichting, Jasper Diesel
  • Patent number: 11664100
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for predicting the time to vaginal delivery of an infant. In one aspect, a method comprises: obtaining patient data characterizing a patient, comprising automatically querying a database storing one or more electronic medical records of the patient; generating a model input to a delivery time machine learning model based on the patient data characterizing the patient; processing the model input using the delivery time machine learning model, in accordance with values of a set of model parameters of the delivery time machine learning model, to generate a prediction for the time to vaginal delivery of the infant; and generating a notification that indicates the prediction for the time to vaginal delivery of the infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Birth Model, Inc.
    Inventor: Anish J. Shah
  • Patent number: 11660068
    Abstract: A medical headgear includes an ultrasound transducer and a headgear. The ultrasound transducer is configured to generate a low intensity ultrasound. The headgear supports the ultrasound transducer. The headgear includes a rear portion case including a slide guide configured to support an occipital and a support pad configured to support a crown. The headgear further includes a front portion case connected to the rear portion case to be slidably movable in one direction. The front portion case includes two temporal support pads configured to support both temporal portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: NEUROSONA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Yeun Kim, Jeong Hyeon Park, Seoung Won Shin, Seung Schik Yoo
  • Patent number: 11659023
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method including establishing a first communication link between a surgical visualization system outside a sterile field in an operating room and a primary display inside the sterile field, transmitting an image frame from the surgical visualization system to the primary display, establishing a second communication link between a surgical robotic hub in the operating room and the primary display, and transmitting another image frame from the surgical robotic hub to the primary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, David C. Yates, Eitan T. Wiener, Jeffrey L. Aldridge, Jeffrey D. Messerly, Jason L. Harris, Tamara Widenhouse, Jerome R. Morgan
  • Patent number: 11657916
    Abstract: A method for real-time, high-density physiological data collection includes automatically measuring, by a wearable device, one or more physiological parameters during each of a plurality of measurement periods, and upon conclusion of a measurement period, for each of the plurality of measurement periods, automatically transmitting by the wearable device data representative of the physiological parameters measured during that measurement period, to a server, the server configured to develop a baseline profile based on the data transmitted by the wearable device for the plurality of measurement periods. The measurement periods may extend through a plurality of consecutive days, and each of the consecutive days may include multiple measurement periods. At least some of the physiological parameters are measured by non-invasively detecting one or more analytes in blood circulating in subsurface vasculature proximate to the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Conrad, Eric Peeters
  • Patent number: 11653872
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a sensor capable of detecting vital signs and includes structures for monitoring the vital signs and providing local and/or remote indications to caregivers if the vital signs fall outside of acceptable limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacey A. Fitzgibbons, Jotpreet Chahal, Craig M. Meyerson
  • Patent number: 11657921
    Abstract: A method and system for predicting the likelihood that a patient will suffer from a cardiac event is provided. The method includes receiving electrocardiogram data associated with the patient, providing at least a portion of the electrocardiogram data to a trained model, receiving a risk score indicative of the likelihood the patient will suffer from the cardiac event within a predetermined period of time from when the electrocardiogram data was generated, and outputting the risk score to at least one of a memory or a display for viewing by a medical practitioner or healthcare administrator. The system includes at least one processor executing instructions to carry out the steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignees: Tempus Labs, Inc., Geisinger Clinic
    Inventors: Noah Zimmerman, Brandon Fornwalt, John Pfeifer, Ruijun Chen, Arun Nemani, Greg Lee, Steve Steinhubl, Christopher Haggerty, Sushravya Raghunath, Alvaro Ulloa-Cerna, Linyuan Jing, Thomas Morland
  • Patent number: 11647904
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring collection of subject condition data is provided. The method includes receiving a value of a parameter of subject condition data and a value of a sample time, for each of a plurality of sample times. The method also includes storing the subject condition data in a data structure including a first field for holding data indicating a current sample time and a second field for holding data indicating the value of the parameter. The method also includes determining a time gap defined by a duration between the current sample time and a most recent sample time and determining whether the time gap exceeds a time gap threshold and causing an apparatus to perform remedial action. A method for presenting the subject condition data on a display is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: University of Maryland, Baltimore
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Hu, Lynn G. Stansbury, Colin F. Mackenzie, Thomas M. Scalea, Deborah M. Stein, Shiming Yang
  • Patent number: 11647938
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided to collect and analyze heartbeat waveforms. In one novel aspect, the heartbeat waveforms are collected from wearable devices. In one embodiment, the wearable device collects heartbeat waveforms by attaching the device to the patient for a long period and sends the collected waveforms to a receiver through a wireless network. In another novel aspect, an application program is installed in a smart device to receive heartbeat waveforms from one or more wearable devices. The application program either relays the received waveform to a remote processing center or processes the data before sending. In another novel aspect, an analysis method compares received patient's current heartbeat waveform with historic data. In one embodiment, the historic data are stored in a cloud-based database. In another novel aspect, the remote processing center is an open platform data center, which takes in certified third party inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Xiaosong Du, Yuxin Zhou
  • Patent number: 11651865
    Abstract: A method is provided for lowering blood pressure in a subject in need thereof by administering an angiotensin II receptor blocker pharmaceutical composition to a subject qualified for over-the-counter access to the angiotensin II receptor blocker pharmaceutical composition. In some embodiments, the angiotensin II receptor blocker pharmaceutical composition includes azilsartan medoxomil, candesartan, eprosartan, irbesartan, losartan, olmesartan, telmisartan, or valsartan. In some embodiments, the angiotensin II receptor blocker pharmaceutical composition comprises an active ingredient that is (5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxol-4-yl)methyl 2-ethoxy-1-{[2?-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl}-1H-benzimidazole-7-carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Richard L. Skelly, Judy Firor, James Blasetto
  • Patent number: 11647943
    Abstract: A pH measuring device is disclosed. One aspect includes a body unit including a hollow portion and a through-portion formed in a first region so that the hollow portion communicates with the outside; an electrode unit including a reference electrode and a sensing electrode including different materials and configured to measure the pH in a living body by allowing a first end to be located in the hollow portion and a second end opposite to the first end to be exposed to the outside of the body unit through the through-portion; and a wireless communication unit configured to transmit a pH measurement value sensed by the electrode unit to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Jung Ho Park, Eung Bo Kim
  • Patent number: 11650711
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, a method, system, and device for providing cumulative reporting of medical information may be provided. The method, system, and apparatus may utilize software that provides access to any of a variety of medical records and/or medical data in real time and in a manner which allows it to be interpreted and shared. The method, system, and apparatus can also allow prompt alerts based on the interpretation of data shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: CentiBlick
    Inventor: Kenneth Blick
  • Patent number: 11647407
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a feedback processing unit for analyzing captured bandwidth data from a remote radio head, and a problem-type processor in operable communication with the feedback processing unit. The problem-type processor is configured to (i) analyze the captured bandwidth data to determine whether the captured bandwidth data presents one of a computational polynomial time problem and a non-deterministic polynomial-time hard (NP-hard) problem, and (ii) transmit problem-specific data based on the determination. The system further includes a communications processor in operable communication with the problem-type processor. The communications processor is configured to process polynomial time problem data from the transmitted problem-specific data. The system further includes a quantum computer in operable communication with the problem-type processor. The quantum computer is configured to process NP-hard problem data received from the transmitted problem-specific data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard McKibben
  • Patent number: 11640856
    Abstract: A method for displaying archived exercise classes includes displaying information about archived exercise classes that can be accessed by a first user via a computer network on a display screen at a first location such that the first user can select among a plurality of archived classes, outputting digital video and audio content including the selected archived class, detecting a performance parameter for the first user at a particular point in the selected class, displaying the performance parameter on the display screen, and displaying performance parameters from a second user at a second location on the display screen such that at least one of the performance parameters from the first user and at least one of the performance parameters from the second user at the same point in the class are presented for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Peloton Interactive, Inc.
    Inventors: John Paul Foley, Hans Schlichting Woolley
  • Patent number: 11640618
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for partitioning prescription transaction costs by determining offset savings amounts to be applied to prescription transactions, based on an adjudicated response from a payer computer. Prescription transactions received from a pharmacy are submitted in real time or near real-time for adjudication. Historical data associated with the patient and prescription is accessed to identify a target patient pay amount. Based on the benefit coverage and/or co-pay amount from the adjudicated response, an offset savings is determined in real-time or near real-time that will partition the prescription transaction cost such that the remaining patient pay amount is aligned with the target patient pay amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventor: Jared Burdine
  • Patent number: 11638550
    Abstract: A stroke detection device includes a cell phone having a sensor adapted to sense a characteristic of the user of the cell phone. An app executed by the cell phone passively monitors the characteristic to determine if the user has experienced a stroke. The app requests that the user take one or more tests using the cell phone if the presence of a stroke is possible. The tests include the user speaking a specific phrase into the cell phone that is compared to a previously recorded sound sample of the user; the user taking a picture of himself or herself with the cell phone that the app compares to a previous picture of the user; and the user attempting to hold his or her arm out straight while holding the cell phone wherein accelerometers in the phone measure the steadiness of his or her arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Sean Hadley, Richard L. Friedland
  • Patent number: 11640854
    Abstract: Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable medium for obtaining specific information about one or more psychological conditions. The information is obtained in a manner such that a second response is based on a first response. Once the information has been obtained, a customized content program for responding to the one or more psychological conditions may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Big Health Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Hames, Colin Espie, Kelvin Kwong, Jenna Rae Carl, Killian O'Connell
  • Patent number: 11640858
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring health.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Richard S. Koplin, Geoff Scott
  • Patent number: 11636455
    Abstract: A system for generating customized patient billing communications includes software executing on a server which receives patient billing data indicative of a patient visit and further indicative of a balance. The software accesses a storage to determine patient visit context data indicative of one or more visit codes associated with the billing data. The software generates a communication for a user based on the patient visit context data with message content altered from a standard message based on the one or more visit codes, the communication including a bill for the balance and being a first communication to the user with the bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Inbox Health Corp.
    Inventors: Lawrence Blake Walker, Simon Kaluza, Charles Gamble, Kevin Yuliawan
  • Patent number: 11636651
    Abstract: A method of constructing a bounding box comprises: acquiring a set of sensed data points; adding, for each sensed data point, at least one calculated data point; and defining a bounding box containing the sensed and calculated data points. A method of identifying voxels in a voxel grid corresponding to a plurality of data points comprises: calculating, for each data point, a distance between it and each voxel; creating a subset of voxels comprising voxels having a distance from one data point that is less than a predetermined distance; creating another subset comprising those voxels that neighbor a voxel in the first subset; computing, for each voxel in the second subset, a distance between it and each voxel in the first subset; and identifying each voxel in the first subset that is a distance away from each voxel in the second subset that exceeds a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Carbonera, Vasily Vylkov, Daniel R. Starks, Jiang Qian, Eric J. Voth
  • Patent number: 11633156
    Abstract: Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices provide glucose concentration measurements in the subcutaneous tissue with limited accuracy and precision. Therefore, CGM readings cannot be incorporated in a straightforward manner in outcome metrics of clinical trials e.g. aimed to assess new glycaemic-regulation therapies. To define those outcome metrics, frequent Blood Glucose (BG) reference measurements are still needed, with consequent relevant difficulties in outpatient settings. Here we propose a “retrofitting” algorithm that produces a quasi continuous time BG profile by simultaneously exploiting the high accuracy of available BG references (possibly very sparsely collected) and the high temporal resolution of CGM data (usually noisy and affected by significant bias).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Dexcom Inc.
    Inventors: Claudio Cobelli, Simone Del Favero, Andrea Facchinetti, Giovanni Sparacino
  • Patent number: 11627903
    Abstract: Provided is a cognitive impairment diagnosis method including: receiving an electroencephalogram signal of a user by a cognitive impairment diagnosis device; preprocessing the electroencephalogram signal by the cognitive impairment diagnosis device; extracting features, by the cognitive impairment diagnosis device, from the electroencephalogram signal by using a brain connectivity-based analysis method; and outputting cognitive impairment diagnosis information of the user by the cognitive impairment diagnosis device, on the basis of features having a causal relationship with the cognitive impairment diagnosis information, among the extracted features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Seung Wan Kang, Young Chul Youn
  • Patent number: 11631180
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting a reflection are provided. The method includes acquiring an input image of an object, based on an activation of an infrared light source, acquiring a reference image of the object, based on a deactivation of the infrared light source, and extracting a reflection region from the input image, based on the input image and the reference image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Dongwoo Kang, Dong Kyung Nam, Jingu Heo
  • Patent number: 11630093
    Abstract: An analytical data analysis system (2) is a system that identifies composition substances contained in the sample to be analyzed and non-composition substances that are not the composition substance contained in the sample to be analyzed by comparing a standard chromatogram and an analysis target chromatogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Kunimura
  • Patent number: 11626199
    Abstract: A ventilation management system stores an initial configuration profile including a set of operating parameters for operating one or more respective ventilation devices. The system receives first ventilator data from a first ventilation device at a first location, and second ventilator data from a second ventilation device at a second location, the first and second ventilation devices being configured to operate based on the initial configuration profile, wherein the received first ventilator data comprises one or more current operating parameters of the first ventilation device, or physiological data obtained from a patient associated with the first ventilation device. The system modifies the initial configuration profile for use by the first ventilation device based on the received first ventilation data and provides the modified configuration profile to the first ventilation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Tom Steinhauer, Willis Lam, Mark Rogers, Terry Blansfield, Stephen J. Birch
  • Patent number: 11626206
    Abstract: A method of unlocking an operation of a Class III medical device suitable for use in treating, for example, COVID 19 in humans is presented. An integrated circuit is inserted or integrated into a medical device having an RFID reader, the medical device having a capability that is in a locked state. The integrated circuit has a first tiny RFID tag embedded therein. The RFID tag has an area of about 0.1 mm2 or less. The RFID tag is a largely digital tag that is implemented using portable digital IP blocks, the RFID tag utilizing dual-phase RF-only logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Scott Robert Hansen, Louisa Marie Hansen
  • Patent number: 11621082
    Abstract: Data streams are received from each of the plurality of sensors. These data streams comprise varying values generated by in the sensors and characterize an associated physiological parameter. A parameter score is repeatedly determined for each physiological sensor that is based on whether the varying values for the associated physiological parameter deviate from at least one pre-defined threshold. A patient health index is repeatedly generated by combining each of the determined parameter scores to characterize an overall health of the patient. Data characterizing the patient health index is repeatedly provided. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Karin Radrich, Frank Franz, Carolyn Lall
  • Patent number: 11621087
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for predicting amyloid beta (A?) and phosphorylated tau (p-tau) biomarker levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients. Embodiments include determining current values for a plurality of easily-measurable attributes of a first patient. Embodiments include analyzing data associated with a cohort of patients having known measurements of A? and p-tau biomarker levels, including determined values for the plurality of easily-measureable attributes. Embodiments include generating a predicted value for A? and/or p-tau biomarker levels for the first patient. Embodiments include generating a risk of the first patient developing AD at a future time, generating a probability of a patient's predicted rate of decline, and/or generating a probability of a patient's age at the onset of dementia, based on the predicted values for A? and/or p-tau biomarker levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Goudey, Annalisa Jean Swan, Noel Garry Faux, Roslyn Hickson, Christine Schieber, Bowen Fung
  • Patent number: 11620863
    Abstract: Apparatus, device, methods and system relating to a vehicular telemetry environment for monitoring vehicle components and providing indications towards the condition of the vehicle components and providing optimal indications towards replacement or maintenance of vehicle components before vehicle component failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Geotab Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Jeffrey Davidson, John Robert Ford Kyes, Thomas Arthur Walli
  • Patent number: 11620302
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for implementing secure database requests in a role-based application. In one example, the system may include at least one memory storing instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions. The instructions may include instructions to receive, from a user device, a request to access data from a relational database; based on the request, extract the data from the relational database; perform one or more join commands on the data to generate an object in an object-oriented programming language having the joined data; convert the object to a data serialized format configured for use in a graphical user interface generator; and transmit the data serialized format to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Anjali Tomer, Mark Wuslich, Deepak Bhurani, Jamie Slater, Kenneth Poling, Bhavya Sangars, Carol Cheng, Raghen Morrow, Twesha Mitra