Patents Assigned to Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
  • Patent number: 10292890
    Abstract: A wearable thorax percussion device for dislodging mucous buildup in the airways of a human patient, the device comprising frame elements and electromechanical actuators retained by the frame elements to intermittently percuss the thorax, and an electronic controller and power source for generating and modulating an electrical signal to energize the actuator. The frame elements may be interconnected by a garment, or fasteners and elastic or adjustable strapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marten Jan DeVliegar, Mark Sasha Drlik, Ryan David Lee
  • Patent number: 10183134
    Abstract: An MIE apparatus has a blower, a valve system, and a mask hose connector. The blower is connected to the valve system which is connected to the hose connector. During insufflation, the valve system connects exhaust of the blower to the hose connector to cause positive pressure at the hose connector. During exsufflation, the valve system connects the blower intake to the hose connector to cause negative pressure at the hose connector. The apparatus has an automatic mode in which switching between insufflation and exsufflation is based on one or more preset time intervals and a manual mode in which switching between insufflation and exsufflation is based on a manual input from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Ikei, Dano S. Carbone, Lewis W. Ward, Tammy Stultz
  • Patent number: 9968511
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel G. Chase, Karen M. Gove, Timothy J. Ikeler, Stephen R. Schulte, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa Maria Mirabella
  • Patent number: 9744097
    Abstract: A wearable thorax percussion device for dislodging mucous buildup in the airways of a human patient, the device comprising a garment fitting over the thorax, a rigid element attached to the external surface of the garment, an electromechanical actuator retained by the rigid element to intermittently percuss the thorax, and an electronic controller for generating and modulating an electrical signal to energize the actuator. The rigid element may be adjustably positioned on the garment to accommodate thoraxes of different dimensions. The actuator may be compressible between the rigid element and the thorax to better maintain contact with the thorax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marten Jan DeVlleger, Mark Sasha Drlik
  • Patent number: 9572743
    Abstract: An air pulse generator provides a high frequency chest wall oscillation therapy to a patient wearing an inflatable garment. The air pulse generator includes a blower and a valve coupled to the blower and coupled to the inflatable garment. The valve is movable to apply an oscillating pressure to the inflatable garment. The valve may be a rotary valve or a solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services PTE Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Ikeler, Mayur Yermaneni, Robert Petrosenko, Matthew J. Sampson, Dennis G. O'Keefe, Ross M. Leon, Eric Larson
  • Patent number: 9272115
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy device comprises a pneumatic control unit connectable to a source of medical grade oxygen for supplying oxygen to a first control unit outlet port at a first set of conditions and to a second control unit outlet port at a second set of conditions. First and second transfer conduits are in fluid communication with the first and second outlet ports. Each transfer conduit defines at least part of a flowpath to destination. Each flowpath includes a filter. A related filtration module comprises a filter housing defining two or more filter compartments. The housing has an input side with a gas inlet in fluid communication with each of the filter compartments and a gas outlet in fluid communication with each of the filter compartments. A filter element resides in each of the compartments intermediate the gas inlet to the compartment and the gas outlet from the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services PTE LTD.
    Inventors: John Alan Bobey, Brian E. Byrd
  • Patent number: 9180271
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy device has both a standard positive expiratory pressure (PEP) device and an oscillatory PEP device packaged together. A manually operable member is movable to select which of the standard and oscillatory PEP device is placed in communication with a patient's airway. A nebulizer connector may also be provided for connection of a nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mike Yang Chang Guo, Soo Yao Jee, Radhakrishnan Nair Oravielil Kamalashi
  • Patent number: 8985112
    Abstract: An MIE apparatus has a blower, a direction valve, an oscillator, and a mask hose connector. The blower is connected to the direction valve, which is connected to the oscillator, which is connected to the hose connector. During insufflation, a direction valve connects exhaust of a blower to an oscillator, causing positive pressure at the hose connector. During exsufflation, the direction valve connects the blower intake to the oscillator, causing negative pressure at the hose connector. The oscillator is a butterfly valve with a 360° rotating disc. During insufflation, the disc is fixed to steadily modulate the airflow. During exsufflation, the oscillator is inactive or in flutter mode. When inactive, the disc is fixed to allow maximum air flow. In flutter mode, the disc continuously rotates so that the air flow rapidly alternates between maximum and minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Ikei, Dano S. Carbone, Lewis W. Ward, Tammy Stultz
  • Patent number: 8844530
    Abstract: A medical device and method for combination lung ventilation and mucus clearance of a patient is disclosed. The medical device may be configured to provide lung ventilation with intermittent, on-demand mucus clearance, freeing the patient's mouth for activities of daily living such as when the patient is awake; and, in another configuration, the device can provide lung ventilation with automated mucus clearance, such as when the patient is sedated or asleep. The medical device may comprise a pressure generation source, a ventilation portion, and a mucus clearance portion. The mucus clearance portion may be separable from or separate from the ventilation portion such that the medical device is capable of maintaining lung ventilation with the mouth interface removed from the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: David J. Birnkrant
  • Publication number: 20140257151
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data connectivity of High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) devices are disclosed herein. Data is transferred from a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) device to a server via a cellular connection. This data is then used for various purposes including providing information about High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, service related information for maintenance, therapy compliance monitoring, billing including insurance claims. Data is also used to update an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services Pte Ltd.
    Inventors: Shadakshari D. Chikkanaravangala, Chun-Piaw NG
  • Publication number: 20140224247
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy device in accordance with this disclosure includes a blower box and a patient circuit. The blower box is configured to provide aerosol and pressurized gas for delivery to a patient airway. The patient circuit is configured to deliver the aerosol and pressurized gas from the blower box to the patient airway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Hee Choon TAN
  • Publication number: 20140171843
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services PTE. Ltd.
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel G. Chase, Karen M. Gove, Timothy J. Ikeler, Stephen R. Schulte, Rachel E. Hopkins King, Teresa Maria Mirabella
  • Publication number: 20140163440
    Abstract: A system for providing continuous high frequency oscillation therapy is disclosed. A pulse generator comprises a valve stem which fluidly connects two ports when pressure in one of the two ports exceeds a threshold force. Fluidic connection between the two ports allows for fluid to flow back through an orifice and a needle valve to the pulse generator, the orifice and needle valve are components external to the pulse generator. Gases flowing through the needle valve and to the pulse generator apply a force on a diaphragm which deforms and pushes a valve button when gases flowing through the needle valve exceed a threshold. Motion of the valve button due to deformation of the diaphragm causes the valve button to exert force on the valve stem reducing fluid flow between the two ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services PTE Ltd.
    Inventors: Beng Leong Toh, Eng Chuan Lim, Hee Choon Tan, Mike Yang ChangGuo, Soo Yao Jee
  • Publication number: 20140150791
    Abstract: A combination respiratory therapy management system creates a combined respiratory therapy prescription that can be executed by a combined respiratory therapy device to provide multiple coordinated respiratory therapies to a patient. The system can update the combined respiratory therapy prescription and implement the updates while the combined respiratory therapy device is in use. Some versions of the system provide additional features that allow the combined respiratory therapy prescriptions to be created, accessed, shared with other users, and performed by the combination respiratory therapy device in a customizable user-friendly and non-threatening way.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: David J. Birnkrant, Chad M. Boerst, Mike Yang ChangGuo
  • Patent number: D710507
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wai Hoong Leng, PhanHow Amy Cheng, Deny Barilea
  • Patent number: D710509
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wai Hoong Leng, PhanHow Amy Cheng, Deny Barilea
  • Patent number: D710510
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wai Hoong Leng, PhanHow Amy Cheng, Deny Barilea
  • Patent number: D834718
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Deny D. Barilea, Suresha Ventakaraya, Wei T. Tan, Clementine Pirio, Bryan Chng, Scott Saunders, Damon Clegg
  • Patent number: D852969
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Harold M. Cabral, Deny D. Barilea, Suresha Venkataraya, Wei T. Tan, Clementine Pirio, Dirk Tjepkema, Sytze A. Spijksma, Petrus J. van den Oever
  • Patent number: D862643
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Pratheep Kumar Mahalingam, Nookarajesh Varma Sangadi, Suresha Venkataraya, Cong Jiang, Joel Preetham Fernandes, Chau Chong Ye, Siew Ying Koh