Health Care Management (e.g., Record Management, Icda Billing) Patents (Class 705/2)
  • Patent number: 9779217
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present invention may provide an efficient method of replenishing canisters of an automated dispensing device off-line. In particular, methods may include automatically causing an image to be captured at each of two or more stages of a replenishment process, where respective images are of a loading receptacle of a replenishment station, the loading receptacle configured to hold medication. The method may also include providing for display of respective images on a device located remote from the replenishment station, and receiving an approval or rejection of at least one stage of the replenishment process in response to providing for the display of respective images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: McKesson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lee Jordan, Mike Barniskis, Merle Hertzler, Jason Warner
  • Patent number: 9774552
    Abstract: Methods, servers and systems are disclosed for authenticating location information in a message from a sending computing device to a receiving computing device. Location information of a sending computing device at an actual location may be incorporated in the message. Location information in a message may be compared with information regarding the actual location of the sending computing device maintained by a server. The location information in the message may be authenticated based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammed Ataur Rahman Shuman, Sandeep Sharma, Amit Goel
  • Patent number: 9760682
    Abstract: A system for controlling process pathways. The system includes a network, a system backend communicable with said network comprising a processor configured to generate a process pathway based on a predefined set of rules reflecting a predetermined condition, and a series of notifications corresponding to the process pathway, a mobile device communicable with said system backend via said network, the mobile device being configured to receive from said backend at least one notification, of said series of notifications, the notification defining a task of the process pathway, and upon which notification a user is authorized to act, allowing the user to modify a state of said the notification with a one-step action, the mobile device further communicating the modified state of the at least one notification to the system backend over said network and wherein said modified state of the notification causes said processor to effect a change to said process pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HINSIGHT-MOBILE HEARTBEAT HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Mark
  • Patent number: 9760925
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for rating and ranking stakeholders in the distribution of controlled substances. One computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a computer system, retail prescription data, encrypted patient data, reference prescriber data, and pharmaceutical purchase data. For a retail outlet included in the received data, the method includes aggregating the received data and determining information about sales of a pharmaceutical product associated with the retail outlet. The method further includes rating the retail outlet based on the aggregated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Quintiles IMS Incorporated
    Inventors: Harold J. Petrimoulx, Jan Biddulph-Krentar, Yu Chen, Mark Rathman, Hossam Sadek, Barry W. Summers
  • Patent number: 9759558
    Abstract: An example device includes: a data input module configured to receive information about a living being's physiological signals, coordinates, and motion intensity; an activity recognition module configured to calculate, from information received about the living being's motion intensity, a living being's activity; a location recognition module, configured to calculate, from information received about the living being's coordinates, a living being's location; a memory storage configured to store information about the living being's physiological signals and activity in association with the location; a normalization parameters estimator module configured to use a mathematical model to calculate a plurality of normalization parameters for a plurality of detected activities and locations; and a model selector module configured to determine, based on the plurality of normalization parameters and the living being's location, a set of location-specific normalization parameters used to further calculate normalized phy
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Stichting IMEC Nederland
    Inventor: Marco Altini
  • Patent number: 9754257
    Abstract: An indication that a user wishes to conduct a bank transaction is received. An authentication path to be presented to the individual is pseudo-randomly determined. The authentication path comprises a combination of authentication challenges to be presented to the individual. A determination is made whether the user presented valid responses to the authentication challenges. The user is authenticated to conduct the bank transaction based on whether the user is determined to have presented valid responses to the authentication challenges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Alexander Zaharopoulos Hughes
  • Patent number: 9754077
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for providing disease management. In one implementation, a system develops a treatment recommendation for a patient based on patient data. The system may receive patient data, execute a basic model of the physiological system of the patient to generate a modified model for the patient based on the patient data, perform a statistical analysis of the patient data to detect data excursions of the parameter values; use the modified model to determine factors causing the data excursions; and use the model to develop a treatment recommendation to ameliorate negative effects of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: WellDoc, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Sysko, Suzanne K. Sysko, James M. Minor, Anand Iyer, Andrew Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9747551
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for detecting and localizing anomalies in large data sets. One of the methods includes identifying a user whose behavior is classified as anomalous during a particular time interval and determining observed community feature values for a community of users of which the user is a member. If observed user feature values are consistent with the observed community feature values, the behavior of the user is classified as not anomalous. If the observed user feature values are not consistent with the observed community feature values, the behavior of the user is classified as anomalous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Pivotal Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Teng Wang, Chunsheng Fang, Derek Chin-Teh Lin
  • Patent number: 9747424
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for drug development under a fully transparent development model. The model is configured to provide transparency to the patients, the researchers, clinicians, physicians, and any other registered users of the system who wish to contribute. According to various embodiments, the system and model enable drug development that leverage the combined wisdom and insight of the user population eliminating many of the drawbacks of conventional development approaches. In one embodiment, the system includes drug development engine configured to manage execution of parameters of a clinical trial, including collection of health and treatment information from a patient population. The development engine can publish collected execution data for review and analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Transparency Life Science, LLC
    Inventor: Tomasz Sablinski
  • Patent number: 9746985
    Abstract: A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, assigning disease or non-disease event staging and warnings to express data in more simplistic terms, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, generating visualization and modeling capabilities for communicating information, and modeling disease or non-disease propagation for containment and forecasting purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Georgetown University
    Inventors: Ahmed A. Humayun, Steven J. Silverstein, Gregory P. Zalasky, Kevin D. Jones
  • Patent number: 9747652
    Abstract: Methods, systems and related computer products for providing entitlement controlled levels of collaborative exchange of data using a computer network of Subscribers and Publishers, are configured to: (a) define a set of different privacy levels, each privacy level having associated data sharing parameters that control a participating Publisher's ability to send and a participating Subscriber's ability to receive content specific data; and (b) provide an electronic privacy level register that defines the different data sharing parameters for each of the different privacy levels and identifies an associated at least one privacy level for each participating Subscriber and Publisher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Eisenberger, Edgar H McCulloch, III, Thomas L. Richards, II
  • Patent number: 9741001
    Abstract: Methods for facilitating safe use of a medical item are provided. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a first identifier for a medical entity located in an institution. The medical entity includes at least one of a patient, medical device, medical location, or medical item. The method also includes receiving a second identifier for a first course of action associated with the medical entity. The method further includes generating, based on a history of the medical entity and the first course of action associated with the medical entity, a second course of action for the medical entity, and providing a notification to a device indicating the second course of action. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Vikas Gupta, Scott Loebig, Federico Garibaldi, Timothy W. Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 9740823
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining location-time data automatically generated by a mobile electronic device associated with a healthcare provider, correlating the location-time data with a location of a healthcare patient, and using the location-time data to bill for care of the healthcare patient by the healthcare provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Earl Edward Breazeale, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9734137
    Abstract: Systems and methods for secure third-party document editing are described. In some embodiments, a method may include tokenizing a file retrieved from a cloud storage provider (CSP); transmitting the tokenized file to a cloud editing provider (CEP); receiving a modified, tokenized file from the CEP; de-tokenizing the modified file; and enabling rendering of the de-tokenized, modified file. In other embodiments, a memory device may have program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by a processor of an Information Handling System (IHS), cause the IHS to: provide a portal to a user executing a browser on a client device, wherein the portal includes an interface to a CSP and to a cloud editing provider (CDEP); and allow the user to access a document stored in the CSP and to edit the document using the CDEP via the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Duane Burchett, James Michael Burke, David Konetski, James Darrell Testerman
  • Patent number: 9734476
    Abstract: Dynamically allocating business workflows, each workflow comprising a reusable component of a business transaction, including: receiving, by a workflow orchestrator, a request for a business transaction; determining, by the workflow orchestrator, a desired result for the business transaction in dependence upon the request; selecting, by the workflow orchestrator, one or more workflows from a set of available workflows in dependence upon the request and the desired result; determining an execution order for the one or more workflows; and executing, by the workflow orchestrator, the one or more selected workflows in the execution order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joel C. Dubbels, Richard J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9734292
    Abstract: An analysis request module provides to a human subject an action request for imitation. A data collection and deconstruction module digitally collects action request response data from a human subject and deconstructs the data into subcomponents. The analysis module compares the subcomponents of the response data with the matching subcomponents of the action request and correlates the subcomponents of the physiological response with at least one of the subcomponents of the subject's response to the action request and a baseline state. An intelligent processing module receives physiological subcomponent input and response data input and dynamically associates the physiological subcomponents and other data subcomponents and recommends a new action configured to move the subject response toward a more accurate imitation of the action request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Neurodar, LLC
    Inventor: John Capik
  • Patent number: 9730759
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining first spectral image data, which includes at least a first component corresponding to a targeted first K-edge based contrast agent administered to a subject if a target of the targeted first K-edge based contrast agent is present in the subject, decomposing the first spectral image data into at least the first component, reconstructing the first component thereby generating a first image of the targeted first K-edge contrast agent, determining if the targeted first K-edge contrast agent is present in the first image, and generating a signal indicating the targeted first K-edge contrast agent is present in the first image in response to determining the targeted first K-edge contrast agent is present in the first image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Carsten Oliver Schirra, Ewald Roessl, Roland Proksa
  • Patent number: 9734478
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system, method and non-transitory software based computer writeable medium usable with a processor driven device for incentivizing service providers. A predictive algorithm which includes a series of protocols including a first protocol or subroutine for establishing a risk profile through stratifying a designated ACO population. A second subroutine operates by training the ACO doctors or other care providers in one or more of a series of medical related diagnosis and treatment programs. A third successive subroutine establishes one or more management pathways which are customizable by the ACO leadership and through establishing a questioning protocol for modifying/customizing the base algorithm for any one or more of a variety of treatment sub-species. A fourth subroutine provides care provider (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Ali Alhimiri
  • Patent number: 9734512
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system, method and non-transitory software based computer writeable medium usable with a processor driven device for incentivizing service providers. A first subroutine assembles a best practices model in the form of a database downloadable to the processor device and which presents series of treatment options ranging from desirable to undesirable associated with a given type of service. A second subroutine provides a decision support system interfacing with the best practices database and processor device, the support system providing any of a grading or awarding system for scoring, in real time, performance metrics for each of any number of providers of the service. A third subroutine outputs to each of the providers, real time and continuously updated scoring of their performance metrics based upon the grading/awarding system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventor: Ali Alhimiri
  • Patent number: 9734261
    Abstract: Context data is determined for a web page. The context data includes textual data that describes subject matter displayed on the web page. A client query is retrieved from a client-retrieved instance of the web page. An identifier associated with the web page capable of distinguishing the web page from other web pages is determined. In response to receiving the client query, a plurality of queries are retrieved from a database. Whether one or more of the retrieved queries correlate the determined web page context and the received client query is determined. A set of one or more queries from the plurality of queries is selected based on the selected set of queries each having been determined to correlate the web page context data and the client query. The selected set of the plurality of the queries is sent to the client-retrieved instance of the web page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin B. Haverlock, Mark Marrara, Dan O'Connor, William G. O'Keeffe, Cale Vardy
  • Patent number: 9727548
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for acquiring form document data representing a form document; parsing the form document data of the form document to extract one or more data information components; identifying a database that stores one or more text strings in association with one or more data text labels; and generating filled form document data of a filled form document. The generating is performed by: for each data information component, of the one or more data information components of the form document, having an associated data text label: based on, at least in part, the associated data text label, retrieving, from the database, a text string that is associated with the data text label; and inserting the text string into a data text field of the data information component at the data text field location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaoru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9727695
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for managing contributions to an accruable health spending account in an employer-sponsored plan offering a member an employer-funded defined contribution, at least one insurance premium option and the ability to specify an allocation of the defined contribution for payment of option premiums and in turn, a directed contribution amount designated to such accruable account are disclosed. The accruable account may be used to reimburse the member for qualified medical expenses, and the member may pay any premium shortfall using a tax-advantaged process such as a premium only payment plan. Also disclosed are techniques and apparatus directed to presenting member-specific out-of-pocket expenses for a selected procedure offered by at least one health-care provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Cognizant TriZetto Software Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert R. DiPiero, David G. Sanders
  • Patent number: 9727938
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting medical data. In one embodiment, a computer system receives filter criteria from a user of a first computer. Furthermore, the computer system may receive schedule information defining a schedule for checking for medical data. Depending on the embodiment, either the computer system or a remote server periodically selects, based upon the received schedule, medical data satisfying the received user-specific rules. The selected medical data is then transmitted to the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: D.R. Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Murray A. Reicher, Evan K. Fram, Steven M. Greim, Howard T. Lam
  • Patent number: 9727696
    Abstract: A system and method processes blood donation data for presentation on an operator interface. A handheld computing device has a touch screen display and a processing circuit to provide an icon associated with an executable application on a first display screen, the icon configured to be positioned along with icons for other executable applications on the first display screen. The processing circuit is to retrieve an indication of a need for a particular blood component, wherein the particular blood component is selected from the group comprising whole blood, double red cells and plasma. The processing circuit is to provide the indication of the need for a particular blood component to the display. The processing circuit is to provide to the touch screen display a remaining time or a date the blood donor is next eligible to donate a blood component based on a donation eligibility guideline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Fenwel, Inc
    Inventors: Brian C. Case, Jonathan Prendergast, John W. Barry, Jr., Kyungyoon Min
  • Patent number: 9727697
    Abstract: A system and approach for integrating of health parameters from wearable cloud connected access control devices to provide life safety measures, and also for controlling access to facilities. A monitoring system may incorporate a device for a wearer or holder and a sensor at an entrance to or exit from a specified facility, and a processor connected to the sensor. The device may sense a parameter of the wearer or holder selected from a group of items incorporating heartbeat, blood pressure, blood oxygen, pulse rate, and body temperature. If the selected parameter indicates an abnormal or worsening condition, then the wearer or holder may obtain access to a hospital or health care facility. Health professionals may hold or wear a device that permits them to enter a restricted facility to aid a person within the facility needing medical assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Naga Sundar, Jenifram Ponraman, MuthuKumar Azhagesan
  • Patent number: 9727652
    Abstract: Techniques, systems, and articles of manufacture for utilizing dependency among internet search results. A method includes associating a user search query with a search task, identifying multiple information documents that correspond to the search task, and generating a recommended sequence of the multiple information documents to present to the user in response to the user search query, wherein the recommended sequence is based on dependency information associated with the multiple information documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jitendra Ajmera, Ajay Gupta, Sachindra Joshi
  • Patent number: 9728060
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for monitoring a health state of a subject. The system is provided with: a measuring unit that chronologically measures the position of the subject in a facility in which the subject resides or stays; and an information processing unit that determines a health state of the subject by determining whether a chronological change in the position of the subject satisfies a predetermined determination condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishii, Tatsuo Nakagawa, Masayoshi Ishibashi, Midori Kato
  • Patent number: 9721231
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, workers' compensation claims are received at a payor processing system from a plurality of remote bill input devices. The workers' compensation claims may be transformed in accordance with a jurisdiction-based claims processing rule. The transformed workers' compensation claims may then be transmitted to a workers' compensation adjudication engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Anthony C. Ruszala, Steven A. Hatch
  • Patent number: 9715835
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a scheme engine selects a progressive support scheme that promotes wellness by encouraging users to responsibly respond to a health condition. The scheme includes a set of nodes. Each node represents a progression of the health condition being experienced by a user. A node of the set of nodes is associated with a set of tasks, each promoting wellness given a presence of the condition. A progression tracker identifies, for the user, the node as corresponding to a current progression of the condition. A task engine assigns a weight to a task characteristic based on an input received from the user and selects a task from amongst the set of tasks associated with the identified node. The selection of the task is based on the weight assigned to the task characteristic. The task engine further presents the task to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: HCA—INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Mason, Edmund Fishbough
  • Patent number: 9715625
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for extracting and processing entity data included in an electronic document are provided herein. Methods may include executing one or more extractors to extract entity data within an electronic document based upon an extraction model for the document, selecting extracted entity data via one or more experts, each of the experts applying at least one business rule to organize at least a portion of the selected entity data into a desired format, and providing the organized entity data for use by an end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Recommind, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Stadermann, Denis Jager, Uri Zernik
  • Patent number: 9710127
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for providing user-customizable permissions governing user access to computing resources in a computing system. For example, a database storing data objects identifying permissions of users, sets of the permissions, and users can be maintained. One or more fields can be displayed on a display of a user device. The one or more fields can be configured to receive input to perform one or more operations. Input can be received from a user via the user interface on the display of the user device. One or more operations can be performed. The database can be updated such that the data objects identify a custom permission or a permission set to which a custom permission has been assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Adam Torman, John Arlan Brock, Anjesh Dubey, Jimmy Hua, Aris Chang, Bharath Kumar Pareek, Sukrutha Raman Bhadouria, Belinda Wong
  • Patent number: 9710820
    Abstract: Systems, modules, and methods set forth herein may allow patient satisfaction to be improved. One system for improving patient satisfaction includes computer readable media, an output device, a processor in data communication with the computer readable media and the output device, and electronic instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform steps for: (a) automatically storing event data from a plurality of electronic devices in the computer readable media; (b) storing perception data obtained from a plurality of patients in the computer readable media; (c) accessing the event data; (d) accessing the perception data; (e) determining at least one correlation between the event data and the perception data; (f) determining at least one proposal to improve patient satisfaction based on the at least one correlation; and (g) actuating the output device to convey the at least one proposal to improve patient satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Sphere3, LLC
    Inventors: Kourtney Govro, Kristal Rayson, Steven Kent Mills, Kyle Evans, David Govro
  • Patent number: 9704208
    Abstract: Healthcare appointment information system and method enabling a patient to manage multiple accounts with third party sources through a single account. A user account is created for storing individual user healthcare data such as user preferences (e.g., Monday morning appointments or willingness to be placed on waiting lists), user names and passwords (for accessing third-party sources), contact information (phone, email, text), insurance plans, gender, age, medications, existing appointments and other healthcare information enabling the system to book an appointment on behalf of the patient on one or more availability sources. In addition to booking on the patient's behalf, the account information also enables patient communications with the various sources to be conducted through the system. For example, notifications from other availability sources can be transmitted through the system, which may reformat the message and communicate the reformatted message to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Zocdoc, Inc.
    Inventor: Oliver D. Kharraz Tavakol
  • Patent number: 9704207
    Abstract: Administering medical digital images including receiving a request for an image processing transaction to process the medical digital image; storing the medical image in one or more medical image caches; creating a medical image business object representing the business transaction; storing the medical image business object in the medical image metadata database; selecting, in dependence upon workflow selection rules and the attributes of the medical image business object, one or more clinical workflows to process the medical image; processing the medical image of the request with the clinical workflows, thereby creating a resultant business object and resultant medical image; routing the resultant medical image to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Wall
  • Patent number: 9705731
    Abstract: A mediation server for mediating subscription information to a communication device from a network operator providing network connectivity is provided. The server includes a management unit for managing context information of a communication device, which includes data relating to service provided by a network operator; an obtaining unit for obtaining device information of the communication device, which includes data needed to obtain subscription information from a network operator; a selecting unit for selecting, using the context information, a network operator that provides the best service to the communication device out of network operators that are able to provide network connectivity to the communication device; and a request unit for sending a request, with the obtained device information to the selected network operator, for subscription information which is to be used for the communication device to connect to the selected network operator as a home network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Toshikane Oda, Shingo Murakami, Shinta Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9703639
    Abstract: Journaling technology, in which a tool, that is separate from a journaling process executed by a server system, causes display of an interface that enables user selection of information derivable from journaling data collected by the journaling process. The tool receives, through the displayed interface, user input selecting desired information derivable from the journaling data collected by the journaling process. Based on the user input, the tool determines one or more commands that are understood by the journaling process and that control the journaling process to retrieve journaling data needed to derive the desired information. The tool controls the journaling process to execute the one or more commands, accesses journaling data retrieved through execution of the one or more commands, and reformats the accessed journaling data into a presentable format of the desired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Jigar Hasmukhlal Shah, Shailesh Nivruti Jadhav, Swapnil Manmohan Goyal, Chandramouli M, Soumendra Mohanty
  • Patent number: 9705870
    Abstract: A system and method for exchanging identity information and for correlating protected data across independent data systems connected through a network is disclosed. The system contains connectors in communication with protected data systems which house the protected data. Edge servers in communication with the connectors store correlation data sets that correlate protected data records using permanent tokens generated by the connectors. Root servers in communication with the edge servers store identity correlations generated by the root servers and propagated to the edge servers. Data identifiers used in the protected data system are correlated with distinct data identifiers used in the edge and root servers. The correlations are propagated throughout the edge servers so that each data system can transfer data to another data system without using the protected data identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Verato, Inc.
    Inventors: J. B. Williams, Dennis Tackett, Dennis Rizzi
  • Patent number: 9703851
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing the computation of metrics facilitating monitoring of service level agreements (SLA) in an IT-enabled framework to reduce computational overhead. A receiving module receives data associated with activities performed by one or more service providers. A transforming module transforms the data into a user-defined data structure using a transforming technique. A selecting module selects an attribute and parameters associated with a key performance indicator (KPI) of the one or more service providers. A view creating module creates a materialized view of the user-defined data structure based on the selected attribute. A query generating module m generates a query to be executed on the materialized view. A metric executing module executes the query on the materialized view in order to compute the metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Rajini Ramesh, Srikanth Tupakula, Reshma Sherly, Dhinakaran Pandian
  • Patent number: 9691026
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are disclosed for data driven expertise mapping. The systems and methods provide for obtaining data sets from data sources, wherein the data sets include services related data, analyzing the data sets, wherein the analysis generates information representative of the services related data, and generating training sets related to the data sets, wherein the training sets are based on known values. The systems and methods further provide for generating models, wherein the models are based on determining services provided by service providers using a combination of the services related data, the analysis of the data sets and the training sets, and provide a mapping of at least one service to service providers. The systems and methods additionally include evaluating the models based on known values and storing an indication for providing to a graphical user interface based on more models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GRAND ROUNDS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Sayer Freese, Ricardo Nuno Silva Moura Pinho, Matthew Steven Pancia, Seiji James Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9691103
    Abstract: A method of processing overhead imagery of a property includes providing a computing device having a processor and a memory, receiving images of the property from one or more overhead image sources, and positionally correlating the images using the processor. Using the positionally correlated images, one or more features associated with the property are detected, wherein the one or more features include structures on the property and risks to the structures on the property. The method further includes determining, using the processor, a premium for an insurance policy covering the property using at least in part the detected one or more features associated with the property and non-physical risks associated with the property. A quote for the determined premium for the insurance policy is then provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: John Chandler Hopkins, III
  • Patent number: 9690908
    Abstract: A method of managing a taking medicine, user terminal for the same and system therefor are disclosed. The present invention includes detecting an identification information of a medicine using a user terminal, transmitting a taking medicine information of the medicine from a sever to the user terminal using the detected identification information, setting a user's taking medicine schedule in the user terminal in accordance with the taking medicine information. Accordingly, a user is guided in taking a medicine. And, it is able to check whether a medicine has been taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myungeun Park, Dongkyu Seo, Heeseong Yun, Jiyoung Huh, Heejin Park
  • Patent number: 9689993
    Abstract: An imaging system includes an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert an analog pixel value into a first digital pixel value. The imaging system also includes an index value source configured to receive the first digital pixel value from the analog-to-digital converter and to generate a digital index value based on a comparison of the first digital pixel value to a digital reference value. In addition, the imaging system includes a transmitter in communication with the index value source and configured to transmit the digital index value. Further, the imaging system includes an image processing component configured to receive the digital index value and to generate a second digital pixel value based at least in part on the received digital index value and a lookup table of the image processing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Zhengshe Liu, Richard Larry Anderton, Brian James Grekowicz, Bela Janos Kiraly
  • Patent number: 9690906
    Abstract: An object investigation and classification system may include an object test system, a data storage system, and a data processing system. The object test system may receive a command to perform at least one action with a test object, perform the at least one action with the test object, and return test information indicative of at least one percept resulting from the at least one action. The data storage system may contain an experience database containing data indicative of multiple classifications and, for each classification, at least one action that was performed with at least one previously-observed reference object having this classification, and at least one percept value that is based in whole or in part on the test information resulting from the at least one action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: SYNTOUCH, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Fishel, Gerald E. Loeb
  • Patent number: 9691385
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method of associating dictation with an electronic record in a system having a dictation system comprising a dictation application for capture of speech input and a separate electronic records system for managing electronic records is provided. The method comprises receiving, by the dictation application, speech input from a user corresponding to a dictation to be associated with an electronic record of the electronic records system, obtaining, by the dictation application, a job identifier associated with the dictation, providing, by the dictation application, the job identifier and audio data based on the speech input for transcription, obtaining, by the dictation application, a dictation marker comprising the job identifier and one or more delimiters, and causing the dictation marker to be inserted into the electronic record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Neubacher, Mehmet Mert Oez, Matthias Helletzgruber, Gernot Langer
  • Patent number: 9684924
    Abstract: A mobile computerized apparatus or method configured to coordinate towing facilities and roadside assistance providers and their available capacity to tow and provide roadside assistance and match users with those towing facilities and roadside assistance providers is disclosed. The apparatus or method may be configured to consider the following factors in matching the towing facilities/roadside assistance providers and users: (a) availability of nearby towing facilities; (b) telematics information from the vehicle to assist with the diagnosis/repairs; (c) preset preferences of the user; (d) insurance information (such as the type of the vehicle the user has and the user's home address); and (e) the capabilities of the towing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Robert Wasserman, Tara Cavallaro Kozlowski, Ryan M. Briggs, Imran Iqbal
  • Patent number: 9684588
    Abstract: An interprogram communication system including a test engine, a program interface, and a visibility engine configured to employ interprogram communication messaging with each other. The test engine sends a feature notification that identifies a feature file to the visibility engine. The visibility engine associates a first test status and a second test status, and a workflow status with the feature file in response to receiving the feature notification. The test engine sends feature code test results to the visibility program via the program interface. The program interface translates feature code test results from a first format to a second format and sends the feature code test results in the second format to the visibility engine. The visibility engine updates the first test status and the second test status in response to receiving feature code test results from the test engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Peter R. Thomas, Gordon J. Weir, Deborah A. Evans, Paul J. Shepheard
  • Patent number: 9684766
    Abstract: A system and method for bulk encoding medical items in a tracking system in a healthcare facility comprises attaching to each of a plurality of identical medical items a blank RFID tag. When activated simultaneously, the serial numbers of all RFID tags on all the identical medical items are read and their serial numbers are associated with the pre-stored characteristics of the medical item in a data base. The RFID tags are blank in that they include no human-readable data concerning the medical article to which the RFID tag is attached. A data mining system and method are provided for mining the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy C. Caputo
  • Patent number: 9678956
    Abstract: A method for a data capturing and structuring includes determining at least one data capture mode for processing a non-electronic data record into an electronic data record and selecting a record owner having a plurality of existing data records to be associated with the electronic data record. The method also includes capturing the non-electronic data record into the electronic data record and collecting metadata from data associated with the record owner and the electronic data record and data generated during the capturing. Further, the method includes creating structured data records by combining the electronic data record and the metadata and exporting the structured data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: KNO2 LLC
    Inventor: Therasa Bell
  • Patent number: 9680785
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for geo-location of a computing resource are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a first computing device determines a geographical location of the first device. The first device accesses an identifier of a second computing device and associates the location with the second device. The first device transmits a notification of the location being associated with the second device to the second device. In response to receiving the notification, the second device periodically transmits a message to the first device. The second device may detect a disconnection of a wired connection coupling the second device with an external system. In response to the detection, the second device ceases the periodic transmission of the message. The first device dissociates the location from the second device based on an elapsed time period since reception of a most recent one of the messages exceeding a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Mrigank Shekhar
  • Patent number: 9679105
    Abstract: The systems and methods of the present application includes embodiments that allow users to more easily and efficiently compare medical data in an automated, computerized system using a variety of visualization tools, by operation on datasets sourced from a variety of entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Forward Health Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Barbouche, Joel May, John Studebaker, Sean Thomas, Joel Walker