Patents Assigned to Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11406543
    Abstract: The present invention is a multifunctional disposable absorbent article providing numerous features including, in addition to containment and absorption of bodily fluid secretions, improved feel, dryness, and comfort upon a person's skin, odor control and anti-microbial properties, and sufficient strength to support lifting and transferring of a person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Glaug, Ricardo Borrero, Mitch Simington
  • Patent number: 11406548
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a first frame and a second frame movable relative to the first frame. The patient-support apparatus further includes an obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between the first frame and the second frame of the patient-support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Buccieri, James L. Walke, Chris L. Hildenbrand, John G. Byers
  • Patent number: 11400001
    Abstract: A mattress support includes a first section and a second section configured to be coupled to the first section. Each of the first section and the second section includes a base plate configured to be positioned on a box frame of a bed. A top plate is pivotable relative to the base plate. A bladder structure is positioned between the base plate and the top plate and inflatable to adjust a height of the top plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Craig M. Meyerson, Lori Zapfe, John V. Harmeyer, Xuan Teng, Jotpreet Chahal, Thomas F. Heil, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Bedel, Kenneth L. Lilly, Nicholas Mann, Andrew Robert Taylor, Alistair Andrew James Ward, Martyn Thomas Mitchell, Ibne Soreefan
  • Patent number: 11404149
    Abstract: A charting system is provided for use in a healthcare facility having a network. The charting system includes a microphone to receive voice inputs from a caregiver. A vital sign monitor obtains a vital sign from a patient and displays it. The system includes a communication device having a voice-to-text module that includes a processor coupled to the microphone. The processor operates a voice-to-text algorithm that converts the vital sign into text in response to the caregiver dictating the vital sign into the microphone. The processor initiates transmission of the vital sign to an EMR computer via the network after conversion of the at least one vital sign to text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Embree, Douglas A. Seim, Frederick Collin Davidson, Britten J. Pipher, Kenzi Mudge, Bradley T. Smith, Steven D. Baker, Eric Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Andrew S. Robinson, Thomas A. Myers
  • Patent number: 11398305
    Abstract: A patient request system includes a tablet computer that configured for entry of patient requests. The tablet computer is configured to display a first menu corresponding to basic request categories for a patient. The tablet computer is configured to display a second menu that corresponds to specific patient requests falling under the basic request category selected by the patient using the first menu. A server is configured to receive a specific patient request made by the patient. A notification device is configured to display the specific patient request to a caregiver. A patient request method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Girardeau, Kiana M. Dezelon, Patrice Etchison, Whitney C. Bergman, Sherrod L. Faulks
  • Patent number: 11389120
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a foam frame defining a space. A bladder assembly may be positioned in the space. The bladder assembly may include a plurality of foam filled bladders. Each of the foam filled bladders may be interconnected by a manifold. A plurality of mutually exclusively selectable pressure relief valves may be provided to release air from the bladder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank E. Sauser, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Kathryn R. Smith, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Jason B. Grace, Douglas E. Borgman, Nolan D. Wanner, Steven D. Baker, Douglas A. Seim
  • Patent number: 11376177
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, and a rack and pinion mechanism for extending and retracting the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Publication number: 20220201460
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a medical device that scans for wireless broadcasts based upon received input or satisfying a scanning criterion. The medical device, based upon the scan, identifies data wirelessly broadcast from a control device. The medical device outputs information to the interface identifying the control device. The medical device receives input from the interface selecting the control device. The medical device receives a command from the control device. The medical device physically interacts with a user based upon the command received from the control device. The medical device sends wireless confirmation of pairing to the control device. The medical device subsequently sends wireless confirmation of unpairing to the control device. The medical device performs a scan for wireless broadcasts in response to the unpairing, based upon received input or satisfying the scanning criterion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jason M. Williams, Richard Schuman
  • Patent number: 11367535
    Abstract: An apparatus for remote at-home care of a patient is disclosed. The apparatus monitors a patient with a deployable sensor system and communicates the data sensed by the sensor system to a patient care hub located within a patient's home. A patient interface and a caregiver controller are in wireless communication with each other and the patient care hub. The patient care hub generates an alert(s) in view of the sensed data and wirelessly communicates the alert(s) to the patient interface and/or the caregiver controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Craig M. Meyerson, Lori Zapfe, John V. Harmeyer, Xuan Teng, Jotpreet Chahal, Thomas F. Heil, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Bedel, Kenneth L. Lilly, Nicholas Mann
  • Patent number: 11364155
    Abstract: An incontinence detection pad has an RFID tag in which an authentication code, such as an electronic product code (EPC), is stored. A reader in wireless communication with the RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad verifies that the incontinence detection pad is an authorized detection pad. Thus, unauthorized incontinence detection pads that do not have the proper authentication code are not able to be used in an incontinence detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Weidman, Gavin M. Monson, John D. Christie, James Voll
  • Patent number: 11357682
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a bed assembly. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to a bed assembly that is compatible with a traditional consumer bed and can enhance the traditional consumer bed so it provides features of a traditional hospital bed. The bed assembly of the present disclosure may include pneumatic components to move portions of the bed assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Craig M. Meyerson, Lori Zapfe, John V. Harmeyer, Xuan Teng, Jotpreet Chahal, Thomas F. Heil, Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Bedel, Kenneth L. Lilly, Nicholas Mann
  • Patent number: 11363419
    Abstract: A system identifies a first position of a tag in a clinical environment based on first times at which first receivers received a first wireless signal from the tag. The system estimates a second position of the tag in the clinical environment based on second times at which second receivers received a second wireless signal from the tag. The system determines that a boundary is located between the first position and the second position, defines a path range around the first position of the tag based on an expected movement of the tag during a time interval between the first and second wireless signals, determines that the boundary lacks a door within the path range, adjusts the second position of the tag based on the boundary map, and transmits a message indicating that the tag is located at the adjusted position at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Ayers, Frederick C. Davidson, Stephen R. Embree, Matthew D. Morgan, Kenzi L. Mudge, Britten J. Pipher, Eugene G. Urrutia
  • Patent number: 11357683
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20220160559
    Abstract: A patient support surface includes a blower assembly positioned within the support surface. Ports positioned on the sides of the support surface are configured to be assembled to a cover of the support surface to form a hermetic seal at the periphery of the port. The ports are configured to cause liquids to be conducted away from a flow path into the blower assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 26, 2022
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jnanesha RAMEGOWDA, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Michael CHURILLA
  • Publication number: 20220151847
    Abstract: An occupant support includes a framework with a frame and an orientation adjustable deck section that is supported by the frame. A lockable gas spring includes a piston assembly coupled to one of the frame and the deck section and a cylinder coupled to the other of the frame and the deck section. The piston assembly includes a piston and a connecting rod. The piston divides the interior of the cylinder into isolated and non-isolated compartments. The non-isolated compartment has an inlet and an outlet. An outflow check valve operates to resist fluid flow out of the non-isolated compartment and to admit ambient fluid into the non-isolated compartment. An inflow check valve operates to resist fluid flow into the non-isolated compartment and to enable fluid flow out of the non-isolated compartment. A turbine receives fluid that flows out of the non-isolated compartment. An electrical generator is coupled to the turbine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Neal Wiggermann
  • Patent number: 11331227
    Abstract: A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Steven Alan Dixon, Laetitia Gazagnes, Timothy A. Lane, II, David Lance Ribble, Varad Narayan Srivastava, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Michael Scott Hood, Charles A. Howell, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20220150992
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a control device that matches a first identifier received over its first communication channel and associated with a medical device with a second identifier received over its second communication channel as well as a receiver device that receives the second identifier from the medical device via a third communication channel from the medical device and transmits the second identifier to the control device via the second communication channel. The control device, upon determining that the first identifier received over the first communication channel, matches the second identifier received over the second communication channel and automatically pairs with the medical device associated with the matching identifier over the second communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Jason M. Williams
  • Patent number: 11324650
    Abstract: A patient repositioning apparatus includes a mounting frame configured to couple to an underside of a bed frame. A motor housing is rotatably coupled to the mounting frame for rotation about an axis. The motor housing carries a motor and a winch. The motor is operable to turn the winch. A strap is coupled to the winch and configured to be wound around the winch by the motor. The strap has at least one coupling mechanism configured to couple to a bed sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Zhou, Neal Wiggermann
  • Patent number: 11322258
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an input indicative of at least one factor that contributes to the development of pressure ulcers; determining a risk score as a function of the input; comparing the risk score to a previous risk score; and at least one of activating a therapy configured to reduce the magnitude of the factor and notifying a caregiver if the risk score is greater than the previous risk score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Michelle E. McCleerey, Eric D. Agdeppa
  • Patent number: D951935
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Gerald Ushery, Jr., Theophile Reginald Lerebours, Kiana Dezelon, Patrice Etchison, Nelda Johnson, Benjamin Howell