Patents by Inventor Alexander Bally

Alexander Bally has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210161615
    Abstract: A transfer device can include a housing including first and second docking cups, each of the first and second docking cups configured to receive and lockably engage a receiver of a transfer system; a security mechanism positioned inside the housing, the security mechanism including: first and second security levers; a first biasing member engaged with the first security lever and configured to bias the first security lever towards engagement with the receiver; and a second biasing member engaged with the second security lever and configured to bias the second security lever towards engagement with the receiver; and an indicator coupled to the security mechanism and at least partially visible from outside the housing, the indicator configured to indicate to a user of the transfer system whether the receiver is lockably engaged with one of the first and second docking cups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Richard Colburn
  • Publication number: 20210100635
    Abstract: A transfer system can include a receiver; and a transfer device including: a housing comprising a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup configured to receive and lockably engage the receiver; a security mechanism positioned inside the housing and configured to engage with the receiver through either of the first docking cup and the second docking cup; and a pair of indicators coupled to the security mechanism and at least partially visible from outside the housing, each of the pair of indicators configured to indicate to a user of the transfer system that the receiver has been lockably engaged with one of the first docking cup and the second docking cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Richard Colburn
  • Patent number: 10959805
    Abstract: A transfer system can include a receiver; and a transfer device including: a housing comprising a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup configured to receive and lockably engage the receiver; a security mechanism positioned inside the housing and configured to engage with the receiver through either of the first docking cup and the second docking cup; and a pair of indicators coupled to the security mechanism and at least partially visible from outside the housing, each of the pair of indicators configured to indicate to a user of the transfer system that the receiver has been lockably engaged with one of the first docking cup and the second docking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Richard Colburn
  • Patent number: 10258524
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a first mechanical element including a portion of a one of a support platform and a transfer device; a second mechanical element including a portion of a one of the support platform and the transfer device; and a sacrificial element including a first end, a second end, and a central portion, the second end removably connected to the first mechanical element with a first connecting fastener, and the first end removably connected to the second mechanical element with a second connecting fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: 10258424
    Abstract: A sacrificial mechanical link for linking a first mechanical element to a second mechanical element includes: a sacrificial element having a first end and a second end; and a first mechanical element removably connected to the first end of the sacrificial element. A method of using a sacrificial mechanical link includes: coupling a first mechanical element to a second mechanical element with a sacrificial element; and applying a force to a one of the first mechanical element and the second mechanical element to cause deformation of the sacrificial element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: 9827062
    Abstract: A transfer device for a patient care apparatus includes: a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup aligned with a vertical axis, defining a conical surface aligned with the vertical axis, and sized to receive a receiver; a security mechanism enclosed within the transfer device; a support shaft disposed between the first docking cup and the second docking cup; and a shaft brake mechanism engageable with the support shaft, at least a portion of the shaft brake mechanism disposed below the support shaft and disposed between the first docking cup and the second docking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Colburn
  • Patent number: 9816663
    Abstract: A method of using a transfer system includes: supporting a first docking cone of the transfer system by a first support platform to orient a docking cone axis of the first docking cone with a vertical axis; inserting the first docking cone into a first docking cup of a transfer device of the transfer system; and locking the first docking cone within the first docking cup by a security mechanism of the transfer device, the security mechanism comprising a first security lever and a second security lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20170241457
    Abstract: A sacrificial mechanical link for linking a first mechanical element to a second mechanical element includes: a sacrificial element having a first end and a second end; and a first mechanical element removably connected to the first end of the sacrificial element. A method of using a sacrificial mechanical link includes: coupling a first mechanical element to a second mechanical element with a sacrificial element; and applying a force to a one of the first mechanical element and the second mechanical element to cause deformation of the sacrificial element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20170241461
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a first mechanical element including a portion of a one of a support platform and a transfer device; a second mechanical element including a portion of a one of the support platform and the transfer device; and a sacrificial element including a first end, a second end, and a central portion, the second end removably connected to the first mechanical element with a first connecting fastener, and the first end removably connected to the second mechanical element with a second connecting fastener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20170049525
    Abstract: A transfer device for a patient care apparatus includes: a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup aligned with a vertical axis, defining a conical surface aligned with the vertical axis, and sized to receive a receiver; a security mechanism enclosed within the transfer device; a support shaft disposed between the first docking cup and the second docking cup; and a shaft brake mechanism engageable with the support shaft, at least a portion of the shaft brake mechanism disposed below the support shaft and disposed between the first docking cup and the second docking cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Colburn
  • Patent number: 9528536
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transfer system for a patient care apparatus, the transfer system including: a transfer device including a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup sized to accept a receiver; and a security mechanism enclosed within the transfer device and including a first security lever and a second security lever, the first security lever positioned to disengage a first receiver in the first docking cup when a second receiver is received within the second docking cup, and the second security lever positioned to disengage the second receiver in the second docking cup when the first receiver is received within the first docking cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Colburn
  • Patent number: 9498572
    Abstract: A support arm assembly includes a support arm, the support arm including a support arm connector hub and a support arm body; and a split arm, the split arm including a split arm connector hub and a support hub, the split arm connector hub connecting to the support arm connector hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: 9404616
    Abstract: An equipment transfer device is provided that is transferrable from one support to another support. The transport device is formed as a housing that has two spaced apart, generally parallel recesses, which form docking cups that are open to the bottom. Each docking cup is configured to receive a docking cone that is supported on a structure and is capable of moving in generally a vertical direction into engagement or out of engagement with their respective docking cups. A support post is also supported by the housing and protrudes from the upper end thereof as a base to which an equipment support structure is attached. In this manner the transfer device can be transferred from one docking cone to another with minimal handling and virtually no possibility of dislodgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: 9386865
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage bin apparatus including a bin support, the bin support including a bottom panel and a front stop; and a mounting adapter, the mounting adapter attached to the bin support at a connection point and extending from the connection point away from the front stop, the mounting adapter mountable to a mounting member. Also disclosed is a storage bin system including a bin support, the bin support including a bottom panel and a front stop; and a bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20160153611
    Abstract: A method of using a transfer system includes: supporting a first docking cone of the transfer system by a first support platform to orient a docking cone axis of the first docking cone with a vertical axis; inserting the first docking cone into a first docking cup of a transfer device of the transfer system; and locking the first docking cone within the first docking cup by a security mechanism of the transfer device, the security mechanism comprising a first security lever and a second security lever.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: June 2, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20160066710
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of using a storage bin system including: mounting a bin support on a structure by attaching a mounting adapter of the bin support to the structure; and placing a bin on the bin support. Also disclosed is a method of using a storage bin system including: mounting a bin support to a rail member by connecting a rail adapter of the bin support to the rail member; and detaching the bin support from the rail member by detaching the rail adapter of the bin support from the rail member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20150328397
    Abstract: A support arm assembly includes a support arm, the support arm including a support arm connector hub and a support arm body; and a split arm, the split arm including a split arm connector hub and a support hub, the split arm connector hub connecting to the support arm connector hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Publication number: 20150216606
    Abstract: Disclosed is a transfer system for a patient care apparatus, the transfer system including: a transfer device including a first docking cup and a second docking cup, each of the first docking cup and the second docking cup sized to accept a receiver; and a security mechanism enclosed within the transfer device and including a first security lever and a second security lever, the first security lever positioned to disengage a first receiver in the first docking cup when a second receiver is received within the second docking cup, and the second security lever positioned to disengage the second receiver in the second docking cup when the first receiver is received within the first docking cup.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Bally, Eric Colburn
  • Publication number: 20150136719
    Abstract: Disclosed is a storage bin apparatus including a bin support, the bin support including a bottom panel and a front stop; and a mounting adapter, the mounting adapter attached to the bin support at a connection point and extending from the connection point away from the front stop, the mounting adapter mountable to a mounting member. Also disclosed is a storage bin system including a bin support, the bin support including a bottom panel and a front stop; and a bin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Bally
  • Patent number: D752247
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Nexxspan Healthcare, LLC
    Inventor: Alexander Bally