System for maintaining person'S medical history in portable memory device

  • US 8,195,480 B2
  • Filed: 07/18/2007
  • Issued: 06/05/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a system in which a person maintains his or her medical history in a portable, hand carried nonvolatile memory device comprising machine-readable memory having software comprising machine-executable instructions constituting a program executable by a general computer for (i) storing medical records in a secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device, (ii) updating the medical records in the secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device, and (iii) providing access to the medical records in the secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device, a method for recovering that person'"'"'s medical history in the event of loss, destruction, or damage of the device, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) maintaining a backup copy of the secure database externally to the hand carried device, which backup copy is accessible via an Internet computer;

    (b) accessing the backup copy via the Internet;

    (c) copying the accessed backup copy to a replacement hand carried device, which replacement hand carried device includes software which comprises a program executable by a general computer for (i) storing medical records in a secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device, (ii) updating the medical records in the secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device, and (iii) providing access to the medical records in the secure database in the machine-readable memory of the portable, hand carried memory device;

    (d) wherein said steps (h) and (c) are performed using a general computer.

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