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 new patent  Method and systems for correcting for arterial compliance in a blood pressure assessment

A system for monitoring blood pressure of a subject includes a primary system for determining a first blood pressure and a corrective system. The corrective system includes a cuff configured to be operated in an inflation phase and a deflation phase, a sensor array which produces inflation and deflation phase output signals, and a processor. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Method and apparatus for monitoring body parts of an individual

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for obtaining sensor data associated with a plurality of body parts of a monitored individual, measuring from the sensor data a positioning of the plurality of body parts of the monitored individual, comparing the positioning of the plurality of body parts to a target positioning of the plurality of body parts, detecting from the comparing a deficiency in a use of the plurality of body parts, and generating a message associated with the deficiency. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Ir thermometry probe cover

A protective cover for an insertion probe of a medical instrument. The cover contains a flexible tubular body that compliments the probe geometry and a radially disposed flange that surrounds the proximal end of the body. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Fundus image capture system

A fundus image capture system operates to determine if the system has captured an image that identifies the fundus, a region of interest in the image, or the current field of view. According to the determination, the system can guide the user to operate the system to capture a desired fundus image.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Through focus retinal image capturing

Apparatus and methods of non-mydriatic fundus imaging are disclosed. Fundus imaging apparatus include an infrared light unit configured to illuminate during a fundus scan. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Non-invasive determination of disease states

An example method for estimating a disease state for a patient can include: capturing physiological data including images from the patient over time; processing the physiological data to detect a variability; comparing the variability to a baseline or a range; and estimating the disease state for the patient based upon the comparing of the variability to the baseline or the limit.. . ... Welch Allyn Inc

Method and apparatus for processing data associated with a monitored individual

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for detecting a wearable device worn by a monitored individual, notifying a system of the detecting of the wearable device worn by the monitored individual, receiving provisioning information from the system, and provisioning the wearable device according to the provisioning information. The provisioning information can configure the wearable device to provide information associated with the monitored individual to a monitoring device to enable the monitoring device to provide healthcare services to the monitored individual. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Patient care system

A mobile patient examination system includes a carrier, a patient support, and furnishing. The patient support is height adjustable and connected to the carrier. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Systems and methods for determining patient temperature

A temperature probe includes a handle and a shaft extending from the handle. The shaft includes a distal end, a proximal end, and a tip at the distal end. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Extended medical test system

An extended medical test system provides a user-friendly apparatus that can be used to perform a plurality of diagnostic functions. In an example of an eye examination system, the system is configured to capture one or more patient images containing a patient's eye and a surrounding body portion, and perform additional diagnostic functions as well as the eye examination.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Electrode with charge-operated indicator

An electrode includes separate first and second electrical contacts to contact the skin of a subject. A charge-holding structure is electrically connected between the first and second contacts. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Probe cover container identification

A temperature measurement system includes a temperature probe including a temperature sensor. The system also includes a reader, and a controller in communication with the temperature sensor and the reader. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Method and apparatus for mitigating behavior adverse to a biological condition

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for receiving sensor data associated with a monitored individual, generating from the sensor data an activity profile of the monitored individual, generating comparison data by comparing the activity profile of the monitored individual to a target activity profile, detecting from the comparison data, an activity of the one or more of activities performed by the monitored individual that can adversely affect a biological condition of the monitored individual, and submitting a notification to equipment utilized by an advisor of the monitored individual. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

Method and apparatus for monitoring biological conditions

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for monitoring an individual and activities performed thereby, detecting a possible adverse biological condition caused by the activities, and submitting instructions to equipment utilized by the individual to cause the individual to adjust the same or related activities to mitigate the possible adverse biological condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000469

Motion sensitive and capacitor powered handheld device

A handheld device includes an electronic instrument and a capacitive power supply for storing and delivering power to the electronic instrument. The capacitive power supply includes at least one capacitor, and an electronic circuit operable to boost a voltage from the capacitor to a higher voltage for use by the electronic instrument. ... Welch Allyn Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360307

Systems and methods for blood pressure measurement

A method of determining a blood pressure of a patient includes determining a plurality of pressure pulses, wherein each pressure pulse of the plurality of pressure pulses comprises a profile having a maximum profile height. The method also includes determining a pulse score associated with the plurality of pressure pulses, wherein the pulse score is determined based on the profiles of the pressure pulses and the maximum profile heights. ... Welch Allyn Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360305

Noncontact thermometry systems and methods

A method of determining a temperature of a patient includes determining that a temperature measurement device is located within at least one of a distance range and an alignment range of a portion of a measurement site of the patient, providing an indication to a user of the device that the device is located within the at least one of the distance range and the alignment range, and determining, with the device, a first temperature of a first location on the portion of the measurement site without contacting the patient with the device. Such a method also includes determining, with the device, a second temperature of a second location on the portion of the measurement site without contacting the patient with the device, wherein the second location is different from the first location. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344736

Monitoring system for physiological parameter sensing device

A system for detecting a physiological parameter of a subject includes a sensing device attached to a patient and an interrogation device for monitoring an operation of the sensing device. The interrogation device is used to interrogate the sensing device to confirm that the sensing device is in proper operation while being attached to the patient. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339211

Extensibility for manipulation of medical data

A method for extending a functionality of a computing device programmed to obtain physiological measurements from a patient includes: registering, at the computing device, a plug-in module, the plug-in module providing additional functionality for the computing device; using the plug-in module to communicate with a medical device; commanding the medical device to obtain physiological information from a patient; receiving data associated with the physiological information from the medical device; and transferring the data to a central repository.. . ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336953

Medical device with enhanced user interface controls

A patient monitoring interface of a medical device includes a modifier screen including parameter selection regions having a predetermined size. At least one of the plurality of parameter selection regions includes parameter setting option subregions. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332922

Stroke detection using ocular pulse estimation

A system and method for detecting a stroke includes a non-contact ocular pulse measurement device configured to output a first and a second ocular pulse measurement signals for each of a patient's eyes, respectively. A computing system has a processor and a memory, and the memory stores instructions that when executed cause the processor to analyze the first and second ocular pulse measurements. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/23/17 / #20170332903

Opthalmoscope device

An ophthalmoscope device includes a support structure, an image capture device, and a display device. The support structure is configured to be worn by a subject. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329920

Medical device with context-specific interfaces

A method for displaying information and receiving inputs with a medical device includes displaying a first interface on a display of the medical device, receiving various inputs from a user, displaying a second interface on the display of the medical device, and receiving vital signs data from the patient using the second interface. The first interface includes a login area including one or more prompts for information identifying a user of the medical device and profile selection area including two or more profiles offered by the medical device. ... Welch Allyn Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328787

Temperature-measurement probe

An apparatus, system and method for temperature measurement of a target site, such a human body site. The invention includes an intelligent temperature probe configured to physically contact a target site and to communicate with a host device, which can be implemented as a hand-held device or as a personal computer. ... Welch Allyn Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303903

System and method for medical diagnostics

A system and a method for a medical diagnostic device are described herein. The medical diagnostic device can include an outer sleeve having a hollow interior and open distal and proximal ends, the outer sleeve being defined by a substantially tubular configuration including a proximal section having a substantially conical shape. ... Welch Allyn Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303857

Medical examination system enabling interchangeable instrument operating modes

An examination system having separate enabled interchangeable operating modes includes at least one medical device having a housing retaining an optical system. The examination system further includes an adapter that is configured for aligning a plurality of disparate smart devices with the optical system of the medical device when the adapter is attached to the medical device, thereby enabling multiple operating modes without modification to the device. ... Welch Allyn Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303844

Skin feature imaging system

An imaging device for monitoring a skin feature includes a camera, at least one processor and memory. The imaging device displays a body area guide, receives a selection of a body area, initiates an image sequence of the body area, the image sequence including capturing, using the camera, a plurality of images, determines whether all body areas have been imaged, analyzes the images, and provides the analyzed images to a clinician. ... Welch Allyn Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303786

Physiological parameter measuring system

A physiological parameter measuring system includes a parameter sensing device attachable to a body of the subject. The sensing device detects at least one physiological parameter when activated, and a reading device monitors a temperature variation over time and determines whether the parameter has been so stabilized as to be reliably detected. ... Welch Allyn Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293728

Central station integration of patient data

A method for displaying medical data includes receiving physiological data from a first medical monitoring device. The physiological data is obtained on a continuous basis. ... Welch Allyn Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279873

Dynamic medical object information base

A dynamic medical object information base (dmoib) is used with a communication protocol. A medical object information base (moib) may generally define rules of creation and modification of data defined for use in medical products. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245797

Physical assessment parameter measuring device

A physical assessment parameter sensing device includes a layer attachable to a patient, a sensing unit operable to detect a physical assessment parameter of the patient, and an antenna connected to the circuit and operable to receive and transmit a radio frequency signal. The antenna is movably disposed within the sensing device. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/24/17 / #20170239012

Digital-based medical devices

An otoscopic instrument with an instrument head. The instrument head having a housing, an optical component disposed along an imaging axis, and an illumination system. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223490

Personal area network pairing

A method for automatically adding a first sensor device to a first personal area network in a healthcare application includes receiving a signal with out-of-band pairing data at the first sensor device. The first sensor device is disposed on a patient's body. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215729

Physiological parameter measuring system

A physiological parameter measuring system includes a parameter sensing device attachable to a body of the subject. The sensing device detects at least one physiological parameter when activated, and a reading device monitors a temperature variation over time and determines whether the parameter has been so stabilized as to be reliably detected. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215719

Borescopic optical system for medical diagnostic instruments and medical diagnostic instruments having interlocking assembly features

A medical diagnostic instrument or a plurality of disparate medical diagnostic instruments are configured with a common optical architecture that functionally creates a virtual eye to create closer proximity to a patient and therefore increase the field of view in regard to a target of interest. The optical system includes a distal optical element, at least one relay lens and an eyepiece lens in which the optical system can be integrated within at least one instrument or be provided using a releasable module. ... Welch Allyn Inc

08/03/17 / #20170215716

Replacement light assembly

A light assembly for a hand-held medical diagnostic instrument. The light assembly includes a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface, a light source mounted to the top surface, and the bottom surface having first and second electrical terminals. ... Welch Allyn Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212999

Clinical grade consumer physical assessment system

A clinical grade consumer physical assessment system generates clinical grade physical assessment information for a patient based on a plurality of consumer grade measurements taken from different body portions of the patient using a consumer device. The system operates to correlate the plurality of consumer grade measurements, which have low resolution and accuracy, to a clinical grade result that is adequate for clinical purposes.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209091

Estimating hydration using capillary refill time

An example system for estimating a hydration level of an individual can include: a mechanism configured to apply mechanical pressure to a digit of the individual; an light detector configured to sense the light from the digit; and a controller programmed to perform functions including: send a first signal to the mechanism to apply the mechanical pressure to the digit; send a second signal to the mechanism to release the mechanical pressure on the digit; determine a capillary refill time based upon a third signal from the light detector indicating an amount of time for capillaries of the individual to refill with blood; and estimate the hydration level of the individual based upon the capillary refill time and one or more additional parameters.. . ... Welch Allyn Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196452

Infrared fundus imaging system

A fundus imaging system is used to generate fundus images when a patient has not received mydriatic pharmaceuticals. The fundus imaging system includes a processor and memory, an infrared light source, and an image sensor array. ... Welch Allyn Inc

07/06/17 / #20170188804

Medical device illuminator and charging system

A portable medical illuminator is configured for attachment to a medical device wherein the illuminator includes an illuminator housing and a light source disposed in relation to the housing. A portable rechargeable power supply is connected to the light source, and an inductive charging coil is disposed within the illuminator housing to enable contactless charging of the contained portable power supply.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

06/29/17 / #20170181627

Using near-field communication both for out-of-band pairing and physiological data transfer

A method for obtaining physiological data from a medical sensor device includes detecting a proximity of the medical sensor device by an electronic computing device. After the proximity is detected, a message is received from the medical sensor device. ... Welch Allyn Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172404

Vaginal speculum apparatus

A vaginal speculum apparatus includes a portable illumination assembly that is releasably attached to one of the upper blade and lower blade of a disposable vaginal speculum. The portable illumination assembly is defined by a housing that retains at least one led and a portable power supply. ... Welch Allyn Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156578

Medical instrument having led illumination system

A medical diagnostic instrument includes a housing having an interior, a distal end and an opposing proximal end. A supporting member is disposed within the interior of the housing, and supports a plurality of leds. ... Welch Allyn Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140134

Medical device user caching

An example medical device includes a physiological measurement device, a device management engine, a user caching engine, and a login engine. The device management engine is configured to receive data captured by the physiological measurement device. ... Welch Allyn Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127963

Navigation features for electrocardiograph device user interface

An electrocardiograph device and methods of navigating displays of such a device are disclosed. In one example, an electrocardiograph device includes a display, a plurality of electrocardiograph signal leads, and a programmable circuit. ... Welch Allyn Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124699

Concussion screening system

A concussion screening device includes an illumination unit, an image sensor array, a processing unit, and system memory. The concussion screening device displays stimuli on the illumination unit and receives a plurality of images on the image sensor array. ... Welch Allyn Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119241

Retinal image capturing

An apparatus for producing a fundus image includes: a processor and a memory; an illumination component including a light source and operatively coupled to the processor; a camera including a lens and operatively coupled to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to: execute an automated script for capture of the fundus image; and allow for manual capture of the fundus image.. . ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112453

Method and apparatus for detecting a biological condition

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect an adverse biological condition from a comparative measurement from two or more body parts. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112451

Method and apparatus for detecting a biological condition from a comparative measurement

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect an adverse biological condition from a comparative measurement from two or more body parts. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112434

Method and apparatus for delivering a substance to an individual

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, by a substance delivery system coupled to a body part of an individual, an input signal not associated with a biological measurement of the individual, determining from the input signal, by the substance delivery system, whether delivering a dosage of a substance stored in the substance delivery system is needed and conforms to a dosage policy, and responsive to determining from the input signal that delivery of the dosage of the substance is needed and conforms to the dosage policy, initiating, by the substance delivery system, delivery of the dosage of the substance to the body part of the individual. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112388

Method and apparatus for performing biological measurements

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to determine when to perform a biological measurement based on a body part position. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109490

Integrated patient data management for physiological monitor devices

A physiological monitor device is programmed to: store a device id for the device, the device id being a number that uniquely identifies the device, the device being configured with the device id by a user; store a location id for the device, the location id identifying a location in a medical facility, the device being configured with the location id by a user; send the device id and the location id to a server computer; after the device id and the location id are sent to the server computer, receive a list of patients for the location specified by the location id; and display the list of patients on the device.. . ... Welch Allyn Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109489

Medical instrument with remaining visits indicator

A medical instrument includes a remaining visits indicator. The remaining visits indicator visually identifies a number of patient visits that can be completed before recharging the medical instrument.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086744

Evaluation of the quality of electrode contact with a skin surface

An instrument that utilizes body contact electrodes evaluates the quality of the connections made between the electrodes and the body. An electrode contact quality evaluation circuit performs the quality evaluation, such as by determining contact impedances for the electrodes. ... Welch Allyn Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086661

Vaginal speculum with illuminator

A speculum includes a first blade member and a second blade member, each of the first and second blade members having a distal end and an opposing proximal end. A portable illuminator having a light source and at least one battery includes a switch that is accessible through a slit or similar feature in the speculum. ... Welch Allyn Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071531

Method and apparatus for managing a biological condition

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect adverse conditions experienced by a user and to mitigate such adverse conditions by providing the user mitigation instructions determined according to a behavioral profile of the user. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065232

Method and apparatus for adapting a function of a biological sensor

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to detect a biological condition and alter monitoring of biological conditions responsive to such detection. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/16/17 / #20170043087

Method and apparatus for tracking a biological condition

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system or biological sensor configured to initiate a timed procedure upon detecting a biological condition. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035306

Method and apparatus for managing sensors

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a biological sensor configured to be disabled when removed from a patient. Other aspect of the subject disclosure may include decommissioning a biological sensor responsive to a system detecting that the biological sensor is no longer in use. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035302

Temperature measurement system

A method of determining a temperature of a patient includes determining a temperature associated with a measurement site of the patient with a temperature device, and without contacting the patient with the device. The method also includes estimating a temperature of the patient based at least in part on the temperature associated with the measurement site. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035296

Personal area network pairing

A method for automatically adding a first sensor device to a first personal area network in a healthcare application includes receiving a signal with out-of-band pairing data at the first sensor device. The first sensor device is disposed on a patient's body. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035292

Fundus imaging system

A fundus imaging system includes: an image sensor array, where the image sensor array includes monochrome photodiodes and global shutter control, an illumination unit with one or more light-emitting diodes that have one or more dies, a computing system including a processor and memory, one or more lenses, one or more reflective mirrors, and a display. In an example method of use, a clinician positions a patient, initiates a focal adjustment, initiates a retinal imaging process, and the same or a different clinician views the image. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035283

Digital otoscope

An otoscope includes an instrument head, a tip element and an optical system. The instrument head has a distal insertion portion for insertion into an ear of a human or veterinary subject. ... Welch Allyn Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027440

Photorefraction ocular screening device and methods

A photorefraction ocular screening device for assessing vision and corresponding disorders associated with the human ocular system is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides for a photorefraction ocular screening device employing advanced methods of pupil detection and refractive error analysis. ... Welch Allyn Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020461

Method and apparatus for monitoring a functional capacity of an individual

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for detecting a wearable device worn by a monitored individual, notifying a system of the detecting of the wearable device worn by the monitored individual, receiving provisioning information from the system, and provisioning the wearable device according to the provisioning information. The provisioning information can configure the wearable device to provide information associated with the monitored individual to a monitoring device to enable the monitoring device to provide healthcare services to the monitored individual. ... Welch Allyn Inc

01/19/17 / #20170014085

Method and apparatus for managing sensors

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system adapted for determining from sensor data collected for a patient over a period of time a normative condition of a biological function of the patient, generating provisioning information according to the normative condition, detecting a first sensor coupled to the patient, and providing the provisioning information to the first sensor to enable the first sensor to detect an abnormal state of the biological function of the patient. Other embodiments are disclosed.. ... Welch Allyn Inc








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