Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9892508
    Abstract: An apparatus including a processor; a viewing device operatively connected to the processor; a memory storing a software program that when executed on the processor causes the processor to perform the following operations: defining a user interface on the viewing device, retrieving and visualizing, in the user interface, a datum, or a plurality of data, relative to a same examination site; for retrieving a first image of a first support, of a first type, for microbiological culture, relative to a first microbiological sample coming from the examination site and enabling selective viewing of the first image in the user interface; retrieving a second image of a second support of a second and different type, for microbiological samples, relative to a second microbiological sample coming from the examination site and enabling selective viewing of the second image, to enable the user to make a combined use and evaluation, of the data and of the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Copan Italia S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Triva
  • Patent number: 9892310
    Abstract: A prohibited object detection system detects prohibited objects in a patient room. An image of an object detected in a room of a patient is initially collected. The system identifies reference points on the object, for example, points along the contours of the object. The system may compare the reference points to reference points of images associated with prohibited objects. The system then determines, based on the comparison, if the object is a prohibited object. One or more designated recipients may be alerted if the object is a prohibited object. The system may also register the object in a database of prohibited objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 9892620
    Abstract: A system and method to assist in the prevention of the transfer of infectious diseases. More particularly, a system and method that monitors and alerts caregivers to cleanse, sanitize, and/or wash their hands prior to engaging with other individuals in their care. The disclosed technology includes beacons in wireless communication with a mobile computing device, such as a smart phone, that monitors, alerts and reports on compliance by caregivers and other healthcare workers to ensure that they routinely cleanse, sanitize and/or wash their hands prior to and after contacting a patient at a hospital, nursing home, clinic, office and/or similar environment. The beacons are located in a patient's wristband and in a disinfectant dispenser. The disclosed technology can monitor the patient at all times the patient is in the healthcare facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jordan L Kramer
  • Patent number: 9886730
    Abstract: Methods for communicating medical information using a wearable item, such as a bracelet, comprising a QR code. In some implementations, the wearable medical item comprises a backup telephone number for obtaining medical information related to a wearer of the medical item and a security code and/or patient ID. Upon receiving a telephone call at the backup telephone number and receiving the security code and/or the patient ID and validation of the security code and/or the patient ID, medical information related to the wearer of the wearable medical item may be received, which may provide for a backup way of obtaining the medical information in the event that a first responder or other person accessing the wearable item cannot scan the QR code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Endevr LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Hunt, Josh Taylor
  • Patent number: 9886651
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a first plurality of images stored on a computing device is identified, each image having an indication that it depicts a first member of a social networking service. The first plurality of images is used as training data to a first machine learning algorithm to train a first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member, the first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member designed to calculate a member likelihood score for a candidate image. Then a second plurality of images stored on the computing device is obtained. Each image of the second plurality of images is fed to the first machine learning algorithm model corresponding to the first member, obtaining a member likelihood score for each of the second plurality of images. Then, based on the member likelihood scores for the second plurality of images, one or more member images are selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Uri Merhav, Dan Shacham
  • Patent number: 9885722
    Abstract: A method for measuring a glucose level of a blood sample by detecting the test medium inside a media slot of a glucometer, reading the test medium inside said media slot, analyzing a result of the reading, generating the glucose level of a blood sample disposed on the test medium, producing digital data representing the glucose level of the blood sample, encoding the digital data within an audio signal; and wirelessly and repeatedly transmitting the digital data until the test medium is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GLUCOME LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Roee Tuval, Yiftah Ben Aharon
  • Patent number: 9881129
    Abstract: A method for measuring physician efficiency and patient health risk stratification is disclosed. Episodes of care are formed from medical claims data and an output process is performed. Physicians are assigned to report groups, and eligible physicians and episode assignments are determined. Condition-specific episode statistics and weighted episode statistics are calculated, from which physician efficiency scores are determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CAVE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas G Cave
  • Patent number: 9883369
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method to provide assistance during a medical emergency are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in an electronic device configured to receive sensor data associated with a user from one or more sensing devices. A change in health condition of the user is detected based on the received sensor data. Alert information that corresponds to the detected change is communicated to one or more other electronic devices associated with one or more other users. The one or more other users are selected based on profiles of the one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asaf Ulmansky, Adi Goren
  • Patent number: 9881434
    Abstract: The invention relates to an intelligent portable personal security object including graphical personalization data visible from a face of the object, wherein the graphical personalization data are presented by electronic display. The invention also relates to a use of the portable object in the carrying out of secure electronic transaction; and/or in the authentication and visual monitoring of at least one person; and/or in logical access control for at least one user; and/or in the displaying of data other than graphical personalization data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Philippe Biton, Gérald Maunier, William Berges, Daniel Boucher
  • Patent number: 9881475
    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: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Damon Herbst, Cassie Lyn Bahr, Rajneesh Mehra, Jamie Brothers
  • Patent number: 9875256
    Abstract: A display window is displayed on a display of an information terminal, the display window including a first display area that displays similar medical images received from a case retrieval system and an instruction function that changes the display number of the similar medical images displayed in the first display area. If an instruction by the instruction function is detected, the display size of an individual area for displaying each of the similar medical images is changed while the display size of a sick portion of each of the similar medical images the same size, and hence the display number of the similar medical images displayed in the first display area is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Kenji Kondo
  • Patent number: 9875514
    Abstract: A system and methods for monitoring compliance with at least one time based rule for treating individuals with health related procedure requests. The system includes a server which periodically receives information on individuals within a group, a request procedure type, and a request date for the individuals that requested a health related procedure. The system then tracks the lapsed time of each health related request to monitor compliance with the time based rule. The system can also rank the individuals for scheduling of the health related procedure based on the procedure type, lapsed time, and the time based rule. The server also identifies individuals which have changed facilities while maintaining their original request date and then updates the rankings for each facility. The system is especially useful for handling dental procedures and requests for individuals at correctional institutions, military bases, and campuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventor: William Smallwood
  • Patent number: 9870655
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a plurality of logging policies includes: a logging policy input unit configured to receive the plurality of logging policies for vehicle data; a logging policy storage configured to store the logging policies received by the logging policy input unit; a logging policy analyzer configured to parse the logging policies stored in the logging policy storage and extract variables from the parsed logging policies; a rule maker configured to make a logging policy applying rule based on the variables extracted by the logging policy analyzer; and a logging policy processor configured to read and process the corresponding logging policy which is stored in the logging policy storage depending on the logging policy applying rule made by the rule maker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Chul Min Kim, Dong Youl Lee, Young Su Kim, Jae Am Seo
  • Patent number: 9867895
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to fluorescent marking compositions and their use to determine whether a surface has been cleaned. More particularly, the marking compositions comprise fluorescent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Wegner, Erin Brown, Jeffery Atkins, Paul Zinn, Robert Walicki, Lanhua Hu
  • Patent number: 9864746
    Abstract: A system links data objects associated with a common entity and includes at least one processor. The system compares data objects within one or more source systems to identify candidate data objects associated with a corresponding common entity based on information within those data objects. The candidate data objects are analyzed based on supplemental temporal information within the one or more source systems pertaining to the candidate data objects to determine resulting data objects associated with the corresponding common entity. The resulting data objects are linked to form a set of data objects for the common entity. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for linking data objects associated with a common entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason R. Gilder, Anil K. Jain, Jacob O. Miller, Matthew M. Pohlman
  • Patent number: 9865119
    Abstract: A removal head with improved performance in terms of reading pharmaceutical information. The removal head of the present invention comprises a movement path component, a first braking component, and a sensor. The movement path component moves a substantially cylindrical pharmaceutical container that has an identification label and that has been taken out of a pharmaceutical container holding cassette that holds pharmaceutical containers. The first braking component is provided to the end of the movement path component, and stops the pharmaceutical container that has moved along the movement path component at a specific location. The sensor reads the identification label of the pharmaceutical container whose movement has been stopped at a specific location by the braking component. The movement path component has a movement face that moves along the movement path of the pharmaceutical container, and the movement face has a contact component that comes into contact with the pharmaceutical container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taizo Isshiki, Hideyuki Morii, Keisuke Kita, Akiji Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9864041
    Abstract: Systems and methods for beacon device fleet management are provided. One example system includes a plurality of beacon devices, a plurality of mobile computing devices, a fleet management system, and a fleet owner computing devices. One example method includes receiving, by the fleet management system, a device status request from the fleet owner computing device. The fleet management system determines one or more operational statuses of beacon devices owned by the fleet owner and transmits data indicative of the one or more operational statuses to the fleet owner computing device. The operational statuses can include a current detection status (e.g., online or offline), a location status, a power source status, and/or other operational parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark William Weaver, Peter Sasaki, Jonathan Robert Morace, Salvatore Scellato
  • Patent number: 9858392
    Abstract: The present invention relates to effective diagnosis of patients and assisting clinicians in treatment planning. In particular, invention provides a medical analysis system that enables refinement of molecular classification. The system provides a molecular profiling solution that will allow improved diagnosis, prognosis, response prediction to provide the right chemotherapy, and follow-up to monitor for cancer recurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Angel J. Janevski, Nevenka Dimitrova, Sitharthan Kamalakaran, Yasser Alsafadi, Nilanjana Banerjee, Anca Ioana Daniela Bacur, Jasper Van Leeuwen, Vinay Varadan