VALENCE BROADBAND, INC.
|VALENCE BROADBAND, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20090119843||MONITORING PATIENT SUPPORT EXITING AND INITIATING RESPONSE - The present invention relates to systems and methods for monitoring patient support exiting and initiating a response. Movement data is accessed from sensors (e.g., cameras) that are monitoring a patient resting on a support platform. A motion capture pattern summary is generated from the accessed movement data. The motion capture pattern summary is compared to one or more movement pattern data sets in a library of movement pattern data sets. It is determined that the motion capture pattern summary is sufficiently similar to one of the one or more movement pattern data sets in the library of movement pattern data sets. From the determined similarity it is determined that the patient is attempting to exit the support platform. Remedial measures are initiated to prevent the detected platform support exiting attempt.||05-14-2009|
|20090070134||TRACKING COMMUNICABLE PATHOGENS - Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for tracking communicable pathogens in a healthcare facility. An individual is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens upon coming into contact with another individually that is digitally tagged as been at risk for spreading communicable pathogens. Digitally tagged individuals can be patients that are diagnosed with a communicable disease, individuals that come into contact with patients diagnosed with a communicable disease, and individuals that come into contact with other individuals (e.g., that through a chain of one or more other contacts) have been in contact with patients diagnosed with a communicable disease. Staff members and visitors digitally tagged through contact can perform appropriate hygiene procedures to remove their digitally tagged status. A system sensor can be used to track individual contacts and activation of hygiene equipment.||03-12-2009|
|20090044334||AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING PATIENT PLATFORM SUPPORT HEIGHT IN RESPONSE TO PATIENT RELATED EVENTS - The present invention relates to systems and methods for automatically adjusting patient platform support height in response to patient related events. Sensor data is accessed from sensors that are monitoring a patient resting on a support platform that is a specified height above floor level. It is detected from the accessed input data that the patient is attempting to exit the patient support platform. The height of the support platform is lowered from the specified height to a lower height to reduce the potential fall distance of the patient in response to detecting that the patient is attempting to exit the support platform. In some embodiments, a support platform is rapidly lowered to essentially floor level in a controlled manner.||02-19-2009|
|20090044332||Height adjustable patient support platforms - The present invention relates to systems and methods for height adjusting patient support platforms, such as, for example, of a bed (e.g., the mattress support platform of a standard hospital bed with side rails), gurney, couch, chair, or recliner, to which a patient may be confined. The systems and methods are designed to lower the height of a patient support platform at least closer (and essentially all the way) to floor level in a relatively quick and controlled manner to reduce fall distances. Lowering the height of a patient support platform corresponding reduces the likelihood and significance of patient injuries resulting from falls when a patient attempts to exit the patient support platform.||02-19-2009|
|20090012818||DISPENSING MEDICATION AND VERIFYING PROPER MEDICATION USE - Methods, systems, computer program products, and data structures are used for dispensing medication and verifying proper medication use. Medication of a purported type and dosage is dispensed into an individualized patient medication dispensing cup. The cup includes a bar code that associates a designated patient with the dispensed medication. The cup is placed on a network connected scale. Through network communication the scale accesses medication and patient information. From the accessed information (e.g., medication weight data), the scale determines if it is appropriate to administer the dispensed medication to the designated patient and visual indicates the determination. When it is appropriate to administer the medication, it is transported on a secure cart to a patient location. Sensors (e.g., RFID or ultrasound) detect if the dispensed medication is prescribed for the patient at the patient location. When a medication error is detected at any time during dispensing or administration of medication, staff members are alerted.||01-08-2009|
Patent applications by VALENCE BROADBAND, INC.