Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • Patent number: 9996665
    Abstract: The present invention enables the collection by credit/debit card payment of customer co-pay and self-pay charges via an integrated point-of-service transaction management system and method. The system and method of the present invention may assist health care facilities in the collection of co-pay and self-pay charges at the time service is rendered. The present invention can be implemented anywhere cash, checks, credit cards or debit cards are accepted for payment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Western Alliance Bank
    Inventors: David Millary, Ken Blessing, Brian Clementoni
  • Patent number: 9996674
    Abstract: A cosmetic regimen and/or a nutrition regimen is outputted almost instantly to a user who transmits a digital color image, preferably video, of the surface tissue, for example at the face of a human to a web site. The regimen is custom tailored to the surface tissue type of the subject. The surface tissue type is based on value ranges of multiple surface tissue bioparameters, such as surface tissue moisture, surface tissue collagen levels, surface tissue pH and surface tissue sun sensitivity. The system may track changes in the surface tissue parameters between one digital color image provided by a user at one time and a further digital color image provided later.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CNOGA HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventor: Yosef Segman
  • Patent number: 9997260
    Abstract: A method of retrieving similar patient cases from a medical database includes matching a current patient case against a plurality of clinical profiles resulting in a set of matching clinical profiles. The method further includes determining a degree of membership of the current patient case in each clinical profile from the set of matching clinical profiles based upon a degree of match between the current patient case and the clinical profile. For at least one clinical profile from the set of matching clinical profiles, the method includes retrieving those similar patient cases from the medical database that have a substantially corresponding degree of membership as the current patient case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Pradyumna Dutta, Colleen M. Ennett
  • Patent number: 9996666
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a matching-engine system may receive a set of physician-selection parameters from an administrator. The physician-selection parameters may comprise a range of acceptable performance-scores and experience-scores for physicians. The matching-engine system may receive, from a user, a search query comprising a geographic location of the user, a preferred date and time for an appointment, and a user-specified symptom or a user-specified treatment. A first set of physicians may be determined based on a geographic location of each physician, a performance-score associated with the physician with respect to a base-concept associated with the search query, and an experience-score associated with the physician with respect to the base-concept. A second set of physicians is identified from the first set based on one or more physician preferences, the preferred date and time, and an indication of whether the physician is available at the preferred date and time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: MD Insider, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Wilson, Paul Michael White, Sanjay Anand, Kingshuk Chatterjee, David Norris
  • Patent number: 9990411
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an improved system and method for defining and reconfiguring process flows for one or more processes within an organization visually in a graphical display at a client system using a process flow diagram comprising activity elements and decision elements representing the activities and decisions to be performed during execution of a process flow. Modifications to the process flow diagram at the client display can be saved and used to update the process flow. The process flow definitions and/or reconfigurations can be supplied to a server for storage in a database, and can be later accessed during execution of the process flow. During execution of the sequence of activities of a particular process flow, the server can access one or more services from a plurality of different service modules in communication with the server to provide those services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SuccessFactors, Inc.
    Inventors: Abbas Raza, Abhijit Salvi, Dan Diodati, Sergei Ponomarev, Ankur Bhatt, Eric Yip
  • Patent number: 9992018
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system or method useful in forcing a computing system to perform a target amount of computations is disclosed. The actual amount of computations may vary from the target amount to within a selected maximum variation. Embodiments of the system or method involve generating a cryptographic challenge to which the computing system needs to compute a response to validate a request from the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventor: Kat Fung Tjew
  • Patent number: 9985933
    Abstract: The proliferation of personal computing devices in recent years, especially mobile personal computing devices, has led to increased concerns regarding the safety and security of documents and messages that are sent over networks. Users desire a system that provides for the setting of custom, content-agnostic, permissions at a message, document, and/or sub-document-level through communications networks. Such a system may allow users to apply customized privacy settings and encryption keys differently to particular parts of documents and/or messages. Such a system may also allow the user to manipulate outgoing message objects of pre-existing formats, so as to “hide” the encrypted document and/or message content within one or more portions of the message object that are not displayed in existing message viewer applications, e.g., metadata fields or unused headers. As such, only authorized message viewing applications may know where to look for (and have the necessary keys to decrypt) such hidden content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventor: Alston Ghafourifar
  • Patent number: 9984415
    Abstract: An insurance policy management computing system (201) stores a legally-binding insurance policy as a read-only document including the complete policy history. To facilitate revisions to the policy, the computing system (201) provides an opportunity (202) to revise an insurance policy and recalls (203) the currently legally-binding insurance policy. Since the legally-binding insurance policy is a read-only document, the computing system (201) uses the legally-binding policy to generate an editable version that is a complete copy of the legally-binding policy. Once the editable version of the insurance policy has been generated, the input revisions can be incorporated into the policy and then, the revised version of the insurance policy is saved as a read-only, now-current version of the insurance policy. The new legally-binding insurance policy has a new creation and effective dates of the various policy elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Guidewire Software, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan Harrison Keefer
  • Patent number: 9984138
    Abstract: Visual representations of recurring revenue management system data and predictions are disclosed. A user interface is generated for an electronic display, the user interface including a graphical representation of one or more recurring revenue assets, the graphical representation representing each of the one or more recurring revenue assets according to one or more metrics that define each of the one or more recurring revenue assets. A predicted outcome for at least one of the one or more recurring revenue assets is predicted, the calculating being from a predictive model that is based on aggregate historical information collected from one or more data sources. A graphical representation of the predicted outcome is generated according to one or more parameters related to the one or more metrics, for concurrent display in the user interface with the graphical representation of one or more recurring revenue assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ServiceSource International, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Olsen, Ganesh Bell, Ricardo Craft, Elaine Garvey, Abhinav Vohra, Kevin Smith
  • Patent number: 9984205
    Abstract: An example method includes storing healthcare information related to a patient on the cloud-based clinical information system and determining if a first local information system of a first healthcare entity includes a first existing patient record associated with the patient. The example method also includes communicating a first command from the cloud-based clinical information system to an edge device located at a facility associated with the first healthcare entity and in communication with the first local information system. The edge device is to automatically attach a first portion of the healthcare information to the first existing patient record if the first local information system includes the first existing patient record or automatically generate a first new patient record to be populated by the first portion of the healthcare information if the first local information system does not include the first existing patient record based on the first command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nimrod Ohad, Mark Alan Cole, Mike Lowell Sharland, Ronen Gans, Patrick Leo Hughes
  • Patent number: 9978027
    Abstract: A method for monitoring productivity may include monitoring performance of a medical procedure at a local device. Medical procedure data may be received at the local device from a management device. The medical procedure data may include relative value units (RVUs) associated with the medical procedure. Medical professional productivity data related to the medical procedure may be provided for display at the local device based on the monitoring of the performance of the medical procedure and the medical procedure data. A procedure completion notification may be transmitted from the local device to the management device when the medical procedure is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Novarad Corporation
    Inventors: Wendell Arlen Gibby, Brent Matthew Glover
  • Patent number: 9977866
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a set of parameters for selecting a physician from an administrator of a matching-engine system. The matching-engine system stores the parameters in a data store of the matching-engine system. The matching-engine system receives from a user a search query with a location of the user and a user-specified symptom or treatment. The matching-engine system determines a base-concept of a medical diagnosis or medical procedure based on the search query. The matching-engine system may identify a set of physicians to be recommended to the user based on the parameters, and a performance-score and experience-score associated with the base-concept for each physician. The matching-engine system may send a search-results page to the user listing the recommended physicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MD Insider, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lee Norris, Susanne Beth Goldstein, Jay W. Calvert, Brian Patrick Conroy, Kingshuk Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 9977864
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for efficiently creating patient health records with help of expert clinical decision support. The system and method also ensures the doctor's documentation and diagnosis comply with the government healthcare quality measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mohan Kutty
  • Patent number: 9971870
    Abstract: A medical system is presented, where the system includes a medical profile directory configured to maintain a set of medical system profiles, a medical profile manager configured to update and maintain medical system profiles within the medical profile directory, and a server configured to interface with the medical profile manager to facilitate medical system profile maintenance. The server is configured to transmit information from at least one medical system profile to a surgical system, thereby enabling the surgical system to employ a current operational parameter within the medical system profile desired by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Claus, Joseph K. Liu
  • Patent number: 9972013
    Abstract: A system for identification by a payment cardholder of phishing and/or deceptive Websites is provided. The system includes an electronic storage device having a database of merchant or financial institution Website registration with a payment card network information stored therein. The system includes an access path for allowing access to the merchant or financial institution Website registration with a payment card network information. The system includes a processor for assembling the merchant or financial institution Website registration with a payment card network information in the database, and for communicating the assembled merchant or financial institution Website registration with a payment card network information to a payment cardholder that has been granted access to the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Justin X. Howe
  • Patent number: 9965817
    Abstract: Methods and systems for rebate modeling are described. In an embodiment, a formulary of a plan sponsor is accessed. Prescription drug utilization data is accessed. Drug pricing information is accessed. Benefit design including co-pay structure of the plan sponsor is accessed. A plan sponsor rebate for a drug classification is calculated. An alternate plan sponsor rebate is calculated based on a formulary modification, a benefit design modification, or both the formulary modification and the benefit design modification. A difference between the plan sponsor rebate and alternate plan sponsor rebate is determined. A display is generated based on a determination of the difference. Additional methods and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Express Scripts Strategic Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Danielle L. Drzewuki, Todd N. Teixeira, Ben A. Unk
  • Patent number: 9965791
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and devices for managing a personal user inventory. In one embodiment, the method comprises retrieving a message associated with a user identifier, the message including a body content portion; identifying a parser associated with the message; parsing the body content portion using the parser to identify an item of merchandise present within the body content portion, wherein the item of merchandise is associated with an item identifier and a set of item details; associating the item of merchandise with the user identifier; and generating a display listing merchandise associated with the user identifier, wherein the listing of merchandise includes the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: TÊTE-À-TÊTE, INC.
    Inventors: Gillis Baxter, Whitney Casey
  • Patent number: 9959356
    Abstract: Automatically creating and modifying a search engine for a website. User input may be received specifying an address of a website. A search engine may be automatically created for the website based on the user input. Webpages of the website may specify a plurality of tags specifying custom attributes of the webpages. During creation of the search engine, these custom attributes may be incorporated into the search engine index. Additional user input may be received customizing the search engine for various search engine contexts, e.g., based on the custom attributes of the webpages. Search engine results for the website may be based on various ranking functions, potentially including social impact of webpages of the website.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Swiftype, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Riley, Quinlan J. Hoxie
  • Patent number: 9959397
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in a globally compliant manner, across and within governmental or defined synthetic jurisdictions without violating the privacy laws or rules of the involved jurisdictions. Disclosed systems for distributing PII include a regional server in a first jurisdiction with a first set of jurisdictional rules, a central computer and a recipient computer. The recipient computer is located in a second jurisdiction and inputs data conforming to a second set of jurisdictional rules. The central computer communicates with both the regional server and the recipient computer. The central computer masks data coming from the first jurisdiction and from the second jurisdiction so that the data complies with the rules of the destination jurisdiction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Wizards of the Coast LLC
    Inventors: Paul M Kvamme, Simon Blackwell, Arron Goolsbey, Nicholas Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9959584
    Abstract: A system includes one or more processors to receive a representation of a document from a client computing device, the document comprising one of a scanned document, a faxed document, and an electronic document, determine a document type of the document based at least on the representation of the document, index the document using a classification and index processing engine based on the document type, the document type comprising at least one of a plurality of document types used by an electronic health record (EHR) system, extract index data from the document based on the document type using the classification and index processing engine, and match the document with a patient from a database of the EHR system using the index data when the classification and index processing engine successfully indexes the document and extracts index data from the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Document Imaging Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Frank, Patrick J. Karpen
  • Patent number: 9953388
    Abstract: In some embodiments, provide apparatuses and methods to estimate unload states. Some of these embodiments include system to monitor unloading of product delivery vehicles, comprising: an audio detector; an audio evaluation circuit configured to: receive the audio signals captured by the audio detector; and identify when the audio signal includes one or more audio signatures corresponding to one or more distinct predefined audio signatures that correspond to movements of products relative to unloading products; and a control circuit coupled with the audio evaluation circuit and configured to estimate at a given time a state of unloading of a load of products intended for the shopping facility as a function of the identifying that one or more of the audio signals include one or more audio signatures corresponding to the one or more predefined audio signatures that correspond to movements of products relative to unloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholaus A. Jones, Robert J. Taylor, Matthew A. Jones
  • Patent number: 9953083
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a method and system for processing a real time increase in search requests for a common event. The method and system includes detecting an activity spike in user search request activity based on monitoring of user search requests over a defined period of time and determining source locations associated with the activity spike based on user search result activities. The method and system further includes associating the source locations with the user search request and thereupon applying a machine-learning model to determine a plurality of common features operative to cause the activity spike, including determining associations between the source locations and the activity spike.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Vik Singh
  • Patent number: 9953372
    Abstract: Provided is a process of inferring insurability scores, the process including: receiving a request for an insurance comparison webpage; sending instructions to present one or more webpages of a web site having a plurality of user inputs configured to receive a plurality of attributes of the user; receiving the attributes; determining an insurability score with an insurability model based on the received attributes of the user; and sending instructions to display a value indicative of the insurability score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Insurance Zebra Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Dziabiak, Adam Lyons, Meetesh Karia, Matthew Stephens, Omri Buzi
  • Patent number: 9955310
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for automating workflow access for a user are provided. A prior activity of a user at a first healthcare application session on a first user device may be determined. The prior activity may occur at a first location in a healthcare facility. Based on the prior activity of the user, as well as a role associated with the user and a second location of the user, a next activity of the user at a second healthcare application session may be predicted. The second healthcare application session may then be automatically launched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Chandrasekhar Kaiwar Venkat, Jennifer A. Montag, Abhishek Parajuli, Stuart Jackson
  • Patent number: 9946846
    Abstract: Among other things, methods, systems and computer program products for providing visual indication of documentation and coding of medical procedures may include providing a choice of medical codes associated with a medical procedure. A user selection of one of the medical codes is detected. Based on the detection, a visual indication of the user selection is generated on one or more anatomical diagrams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: A-LIFE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Mark L. Morsch, Michael A. Landis, Blair C. Jennings
  • Patent number: 9946840
    Abstract: Certain embodiments described herein are directed to methods and systems configured to score patient indicators and determine suitable staffing levels based on the scored patient indicators. In some configurations, the system determines scoring levels by comparing the patient indicators to empirical patient data or information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AXON ACUITY, LLC
    Inventor: Tammy S Kemp
  • Patent number: 9946839
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a matching-engine system receives from a user a search query with a location of the user and a user-specified symptom or treatment. The matching-engine system determines a base-concept of a medical diagnosis or medical procedure based on the search query. The matching-engine system may identify a set of physicians to be recommended to the user based on factors relevant to the base-concept such as readmission rate, infection rate, average length-of-stay, relative invasiveness, and healthcare facility ratings. The matching-engine system may send a search-results page to the user listing the recommended physicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Eric Wilson, Kingshuk Chatterjee, David Norris
  • Patent number: 9947061
    Abstract: A system that enables the secure, rapid and efficient transfer of patient medical information over existing financial information exchange networks and protocols. An account input device can be read by existing financial transaction terminals and a transaction state amount value using the financial transaction message exchange protocol entered encoded according to a non-financial transaction encoding scheme. A transaction message is routed to a provider via the financial transaction message exchange system for processing such as the acceptance or refusal of a medical procedure or prescription fulfillment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PROTECRX, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Allen Sexton, Raman Lakshmanan
  • Patent number: 9946897
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology described herein can provide data privacy management. An exemplary computing device may have a tracker to track various user data of a user distributed among different service providers based on metadata associated with the user data. When a transaction manager of the exemplary computing device receives a request for a first service provider to access the user data of the user, the transaction manager may request a second service provider having the user data to provide the user data to the first service provider if the user approves the first service provider to access the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Lovin
  • Patent number: 9940350
    Abstract: A method for upgrading a database schema in real time, wherein the database schema is associated with a plurality of databases is provided. The method may include installing a first plugin on a database upgrade process associated with a database. The method may include installing a second plugin on each database instance within the plurality of databases. The method may include determining a delta associated with a final target version of the database schema. Additionally, the method may include outlining an existence of an incongruence, an existence of an override or an existence of a customization removal based on the determined delta. The method may include performing a peer-to-peer broadcasting analysis between each database. The method may include defining a migration strategy for each database instance within the plurality of databases based on the peer-to-peer broadcasting analysis. The method may further include creating a script for upgrading the database schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eliana Cerasaro, Arcangelo Di Balsamo, Franco Mossotto, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 9939507
    Abstract: A system provides guidance information for guiding sequencing and acquisition of medical images of objects by obtaining first imaging configuration information of a first object and second imaging configuration information of a second object. The system classifies the first imaging configuration information into, changing information indicating a difference between the first and second imaging configuration and unchanging information indicating no difference between the first and second imaging configuration, by comparing the first imaging configuration information and the second imaging configuration information. The system outputs the changing information as guide information for imaging the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keum-yong Oh
  • Patent number: 9931099
    Abstract: An electronic stethoscope lacking an earpiece assembly can include a chestpiece base. The base can include a diaphragm, a transducer, a computer readable storage medium, and a transceiver. The transducer can detect analog auscultatory sounds from an auscultatory source and convert the sounds to a digital encoding. The encoding can be transmitted to a proximate or remote computing device via a secure communication channel. The earpiece assembly can be a cavity for transmitting the analog auscultatory sound from the base to the ear canal of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Faiz Fatteh, Imtiaz Fatteh
  • Patent number: 9934361
    Abstract: Provided is a method for generating prediction models from multiple healthcare centers. The method allows a third party to use data sets from multiple sources to build prediction models. By entering the data sets in a Model Deconstruction and Transfer (MDT) platform, a healthcare center may provide data to a third party without the need to de-identify data or to physically transfer any identifying or de-identified data from the healthcare center. The MDT platform includes a variable library, which allows the healthcare center to select variables that will be used to generate and validate the prediction model. Also provided is a method for compensating sources that contribute data sets based upon the percentage of clinical data that is used to generate a prediction model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVFY Inc.
    Inventors: Mylene Yao, Wing H. Wong, Bokyung Choi
  • Patent number: 9928153
    Abstract: One or more processors analyze interaction data for two or more nodes within a plurality of nodes processing a computing transaction. One or more processors determine a number of inbound requests and a number of outbound requests for the two or more nodes within the plurality of nodes. One or more processors determine whether one or more nodes within the plurality of nodes are limiting computing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Scot W. Dixon, Steven Larcombe
  • Patent number: 9929921
    Abstract: Techniques for toxic workload mapping are provided. A state of a target workload is recorded along with a configuration and state of an environment that is processing the workload. Micro valuations are taken, via statistical sampling, for metrics associated with the workload and for different combinations of resources within the environment. The sampling taken at micro second intervals. The valuations are aggregated to form an index representing a toxic mapping for the workload within the environment. The toxic mapping is mined, in view of policy, to provide conditions and scenarios that may be deemed problematic within the workload and/or environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Focus Software Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Ray Brown, Jason Allen Sabin, Nathaniel Brent Kranendonk, Kal A. Larsen, Lloyd Leon Burch, Matthew Holt, Michael John Jorgensen, Michael Fairbanks, Chad Buttars
  • Patent number: 9927410
    Abstract: A method of detecting urine and/or feces is disclosed, which includes detecting the concentration of at least one gas component indicative of urine and the concentration of at least one gas component indicative of feces. The method also includes registering, for each gas component, a characteristic corresponding to the variation over time of the concentration of each gas component; comparing the registered characteristic with a predetermined characteristic for the corresponding gas component; indicating a presence of urine if the registered characteristic of at least one gas component indicative of urine generally conforms with the predetermined characteristic of the same gas component; and indicating a presence of feces if the registered characteristic of at least one gas component indicative of feces generally conforms to the predetermined characteristic of the same gas component. A system for detecting urine and/or feces is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS AB
    Inventors: Joshua Carney, Pär Johansson, Anders Jönsson
  • Patent number: 9922076
    Abstract: A method for upgrading a database schema in real time, wherein the database schema is associated with a plurality of databases is provided. The method may include installing a first plugin on a database upgrade process associated with a database. The method may include installing a second plugin on each database instance within the plurality of databases. The method may include determining a delta associated with a final target version of the database schema. Additionally, the method may include outlining an existence of an incongruence, an existence of an override or an existence of a customization removal based on the determined delta. The method may include performing a peer-to-peer broadcasting analysis between each database. The method may include defining a migration strategy for each database instance within the plurality of databases based on the peer-to-peer broadcasting analysis. The method may further include creating a script for upgrading the database schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eliana Cerasaro, Arcangelo Di Balsamo, Franco Mossotto, Sandro Piccinini
  • Patent number: 9922534
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and improving hygiene compliance in a caregiver setting is provided. The system includes a plurality of hand cleansing dispensers with sensors coupled thereto to detect usage of the dispenser and the identity of the personnel using the dispenser. Usage of the dispenser affects the personnel's hygiene compliance. Indicators are coupled to or integral with the dispensers to output a real-time indication of the hygiene compliance of the personnel. As time progresses since the last detected handwashing event, the indicators can reflect the real-time degradation of hygiene compliance to keep the personnel well-informed of their compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: VERSUS TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Gary T. Gaisser, Henry J. Tenarvitz
  • Patent number: 9914552
    Abstract: An integrated control device that assigns a same attribute to plural pieces of status information integrally monitored over at least two or more pieces of equipment, to derive integrated status information and integrate the plural pieces of status information. An integration processor derives the integrated status information such that a group of pieces of preset status information is referenced with respect to plural pieces of status information with a same attribute from among status information of monitoring target functions stored in monitoring data of equipment and provided for each of plural pieces of the equipment to be monitored or an operation applying an operator being set for each attribute to pieces of status information with the same attribute from among status information of monitoring target functions stored in monitoring data of equipment and provided for each of plural pieces of the equipment to be monitored is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Takehisa Kimura
  • Patent number: 9916474
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to receiving and sharing wellness data. The wellness data can be received by a user device from any number of sensors external or internal to the user device, from a user manually entering the wellness data, or from other users or entities. The user device can securely store the wellness data on the user device and transmit the wellness data to be stored on a remote database. A user of the device can share some or all of the wellness data with research entities conducting research studies, friends, relatives, caregivers, healthcare providers, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guy L. Tribble, Afshad M. Mistri, Anton M. Davydov, Zachery Kennedy, Zachury Minjack, Dennis S. Park, Dylan Ross Edwards, Adam L. Beberg
  • Patent number: 9916615
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions for: (1) receiving information regarding a plurality of past orders placed by health care providers at a particular health care facility; (2) using the information regarding the plurality of past orders to determine a set of most commonly prescribed orders for the health care facility; (3) converting the set of most commonly prescribed orders from a first format to a second format; (4) displaying the set of most commonly prescribed orders to a user in the second format; and (5) allowing the user to place a new order by selecting one of the most commonly prescribed orders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: PATIENTKEEPER, INC.
    Inventors: Mike Bertrand, Rachel O'Reilly, Paul W. Brient, Fei Wang
  • Patent number: 9910485
    Abstract: Technology for performing services based on power consumption is disclosed. A plurality of power consumption levels can be identified at a service area. The plurality of power consumption levels can be characterized into current power consumption behavior. The current power consumption behavior can be compared to at least one power consumption behavioral model, the power consumption behavioral model including historical power consumption behaviors for the service area. A service can be performed when the current power consumption behavior diverges from the power consumption behavioral model outside of a predefined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies, Corp.
    Inventor: John-Francis Mergen
  • Patent number: 9911300
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for managing patient alerts using a mobile device. A mobile device associated with a patient caregiver receives a critical alert related to the patient, and the alert is presented on the mobile device. The alert includes important contextual information that enables the caregiver to make a quick assessment of how to effectively address the alert. The alert includes options for accepting the alert or rejecting the alert. Acceptance of the alert enables the caregiver to communicate the alert to selected caregivers that can assist in managing the alert. Rejecting the alert causes the alert to be automatically communicated to additional caregivers associated with patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Cassie Lyn Bahr, Rajneesh Mehra, Jamie Brothers
  • Patent number: 9911223
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods provide systems and methods for automatically extracting and creating an animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) file from a media file. The disclosed systems and methods identify a number of GIF candidates from a video file, and based on analysis of each candidate's attributes, features and/or qualities, at least one GIF candidate is automatically selected for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yale Song, Michael Gygli, Liangliang Cao
  • Patent number: 9904966
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable storage medium for retrieving a narrative report for at least one study including a plurality of images of a patient from a memory, determining text structure boundaries to identify and classify each text structure in the narrative report, determining image references in each text structure of the narrative report, extracting image references from text structures classified as including an image reference and determining a study to which an extracted image reference corresponds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Thusitha Dananjaya De Silva Mabotuwana, Yuechen Qian
  • Patent number: 9904766
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for collaboration for sharing patient records on low computing resources on communication devices. The method includes accessing one or more patient data records via a server, where the one or more patient data records are accessed at a first communication device. The method further includes invoking a communication session with one or more second communication devices, where the communication session includes context information of the one or more patient data records. Further, the method includes sending a request to the server, by at least one of the one or more second communication devices, to access the one or more patient data records, where the request includes the context information. Finally, the method includes receiving, at the at least one of the one or more second communication devices, access to the patient data records, where the access is provided during the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Agnity Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Chawla, Atul Varshneya, Amit Kumar
  • Patent number: 9904771
    Abstract: Provided herein are various systems and methods for improved report interaction and generation. A computing system receives selection of an exam for display on a display device, either from a user or as automatically determined by a computing device. The computing system may then determine an exam characteristic associated with the exam, such as an exam type. A data structure storing associations between exam characteristics and respective report packages, each of the report packages comprising a parent report and one or more child reports, may be accessed in order to select a report package associated with the determined exam characteristic. The child reports of the selected report package, which are configured to receive input from a user of the computing system that is usable in automatically generating content of the parent report of the selected report package, may be selectively displayed on the one or more displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: D.R. SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Evan K. Fram
  • Patent number: 9904901
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a delivery location is provided. The method includes enabling a UAV delivery application specifying a delivery location for delivery of a package. A street address defining the delivery location is received and an eyewear based video device is enabled and directed towards a geographical area associated with the delivery of the package. GPS data associated with the geographical area is retrieved from the eyewear based video device and first GPS coordinates identifying a location of an embedded computing device are retrieved from a GPS system. A distance between the first GPS coordinates and the geographical area is calculated. Additionally, second GPS coordinates identifying the geographical area are calculated based on the GPS data, the distance, and the first GPS coordinates and it is determined if the second GPS coordinates are located within a specified perimeter surrounding the street address defining the delivery location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ahamed Jalaldeen, Chivukula Venkata L. Narayana
  • Patent number: 9892475
    Abstract: A method and system for assisting clinical staff in providing optimal care in real-time and assisting in compliance with clinical standards and guidelines. The system performs the steps of receiving items of patient data, comparing the received patient data with a set of best practice rules to determine if at least one item of patient data has not been received. The patient data can include patient information, diagnosis, decision, or an action to be taken. The system generates a first notification if an item of patient data has not been received. The first notification is generated based on the comparison of the received patient data with the set of best practice rules. The system displays the first notification, which includes a selectable portion for entering data corresponding to the at least one item of patient data that has not been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: E&C MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE, INC.
    Inventor: Eyal Ephrat
  • Patent number: 9892236
    Abstract: An automated method is provided of generating a report of data collected from multiple sources during a clinical trial. The data includes a plurality of different data fields. A plurality of patients participate in the clinical trial. A first set of data obtained from case report forms associated with the patients is received at a processor. The case report forms are one source of data. A second set of data obtained from at least one source other than the case report forms is also received at the processor. At least some of the data in the first and second set of data include data associated with the same data fields. The processor identifies any mismatches in data associated with the same data fields in the first and second set of data. Mismatches associated with data fields obtained from the same case report forms are electronically grouped. A report is then generated of the data. The report shows the status of mismatches for each case report form or type of case report form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Numoda Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan D. Horwitz, David L. Maslow