Patents by Inventor Annie Désaulniers

Annie Désaulniers 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).

  • Patent number: 10918545
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a first transceiver adapted to wirelessly communicate with a second transceiver of a headwall interface that is positioned off of the person support apparatus. A communication link is automatically established between the first and second transceivers without requiring a user of the person support apparatus to activate a designated control and without requiring the user to identify the headwall interface. The first transceiver includes a unique identifier assigned to the headwall interface in its messages to the headwall interface. The first transceiver may also automatically transmit a disconnect signal to the headwall interface indicating the termination of the communication link is not accidental. The disconnect signal is sent based on one or more of the following: (1) a brake being off, (2) an A/C power cord being unplugged; and/or (3) a signal strength between the transceivers decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Michael Joseph Hayes
  • Patent number: 10910888
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 10905520
    Abstract: An autonomous accessory support and system for transporting a medical accessory for delivering therapy that is coupled to a patient via a medical line. The autonomous accessory support comprises an accessory post for supporting the medical accessory. A movement module supports the accessory post for moving the accessory post relative to the patient. A tracking module is configured to track movement of the patient or a patient support apparatus relative to the autonomous accessory support and provide a tracking input signal. A controller is in electronic communication with the movement module and the tracking module. The controller controls the movement module to reduce actual patient proximity to a target patient proximity being a distance between the accessory support and the patient or the patient support apparatus sufficient to prevent tensioning of the medical line beyond a tension threshold. The distance may be a selectable preset distance maintained by the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Annie Désaulniers, William D. Childs, Michael Lau, Connor F. St. John, Krishna Bhimavarapu, Christopher R. Sweeney, Joshua E. Mix
  • Publication number: 20210020307
    Abstract: A system for providing healthcare information regarding a patient's hospital visit includes a health information application that operates on a plurality of electronic devices. The application displays first data regarding the patient's visit; processes information indicating a current location of the mobile electronic device; and displays second data regarding the patient's visit that is delayed until the mobile electronic device crosses a boundary of a geo-fenced area. The electronic device may also communicate with a bed server at the healthcare facility and authorize the bed server to automatically send a notification message to a second mobile electronic device associated with the patient's friend or family member based on the patient's sleep status and/or movement into or out of bed. The application may also gather and process data useful to healthcare administrators, such as HCAHPS survey scores, status data for medical devices, equipment servicing information, and other information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: January 21, 2021
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, William Dwight Childs, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Annie Désaulniers
  • Publication number: 20200390624
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, a controller, and a barrier having at least one electrical device. The base includes mounting structures for releasably mounting the barrier to the base. A first electrical connector is in communication with the at least one electrical device and mounted to the barrier. A second electrical connector is in communication with the controller and mounted at one of the mounting structures for connection with the first electrical connector when the barrier is mounted to the base at the mounting structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 17, 2020
    Inventors: Connor Feldpausch St.John, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, William Dwight Childs, Michael Harry Lau, Annie Désaulniers, Michael T. Brubaker, Richard A. Derenne, Justin Raymond, Michael Joseph Hayes, Jason John Connell, Christopher Scott Jacob
  • Publication number: 20200352475
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20200330303
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a patient support surface for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a user input device, a controller, and an ultrasonic generator system. The controller is configured to control the ultrasonic generator system to provide haptic sensations to the user. The haptic sensations, in some cases, provides tactile stimuli to a user associated with a virtual button.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers, Richard A. Derenne, Marco Constant
  • Patent number: 10750978
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10744053
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a patient support surface for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a user input device, a controller, and an ultrasonic generator system. The controller is configured to control the ultrasonic generator system to provide haptic sensations to the user. The haptic sensations, in some cases, provides tactile stimuli to a user associated with a virtual button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Aaron D. Furman, Annie Desaulniers, Richard A. Derenne, Marco Constant
  • Patent number: 10695246
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, a controller, and a barrier having at least one electrical device. The base includes mounting structures for releasably mounting the barrier to the base. A first electrical connector is in communication with the at least one electrical device and mounted to the barrier. A second electrical connector is in communication with the controller and mounted at one of the mounting structures for connection with the first electrical connector when the barrier is mounted to the base at the mounting structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Connor Feldpausch St.John, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, William Dwight Childs, Michael Harry Lau, Annie Désaulniers, Michael T. Brubaker, Richard A. Derenne, Justin Raymond, Michael Joseph Hayes, Jason John Connell, Christopher Scott Jacob
  • Publication number: 20200163818
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus for supporting a patient includes a mattress with an inflatable mattress portion with a plurality of states. The apparatus further includes a control system to control inflation or deflation of the mattress portion to change its state between two or more of the states. The apparatus further includes a user interface in communication with the control system, which is configured to allow a user to select an inflate or deflate function of the mattress portion to change the state of the mattress portion. Further, the control system is operable to inflate or deflate the mattress portion in response to the signal being generated when a user selects an inflate or deflate function at the user interface. The control system is configured to generate a notification indicative of the selected state of the mattress portion to remind to a caregiver to change the selected state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher R. Theunick, Brianna R. Mayer, Martin Fecteau, Annie Désaulniers
  • Patent number: 10543137
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a computer supported thereon that acts as a thin client for at least one network service available on a remote network to which the patient support apparatus has access. The thin client architecture of the patient support apparatus enables the patient support apparatus to dynamically change its functions, algorithms, features and other aspects more easily. The thin client architecture may be applied to generating alerts, performing maintenance functions, analyzing sensor data—including, but not limited to—weight sensors used to detect weight distributions on the patient support apparatus, implementing patient care protocols, performing patient assessments, accumulating information for billing, and monitoring patient movement. The patient support apparatuses may also function as local WiFi hotspots and/or as software access points to the healthcare network and/or the Internet. One or more Software-as-a-Service applications may run on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, David Terrance Becker, Annie Désaulniers
  • Publication number: 20190350529
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes sensors for monitoring aspects of a person positioned thereon. The outputs from the sensors are used to distinguish between new and prior occupants of the support apparatus, automatically zero an integrated scale system, distinguish between objects and humans on the support apparatus, determine if a person is sleeping or awake, monitor and characterize movement levels of the person, record a log of likely events regarding a support surface of the apparatus, propose identifications of objects added to or removed from the support surface, record force outputs, and/or other purposes. A person's sleep state may also be obtained and forwarded to a remote location. The sleep state data may be used to mute and/or control alerts or indicators, and/or to predict when a person is going to wake up and likely exit the support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, David Terrance Becker, Annie Désaulniers, Aaron Douglas Furman, Brandon J. Buckingham, Michael W. Steffler, Richard A. Derenne, Joshua Elmer Mix
  • Patent number: 10376214
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes sensors for monitoring aspects of a person positioned thereon. The outputs from the sensors are used to distinguish between new and prior occupants of the support apparatus, automatically zero an integrated scale system, distinguish between objects and humans on the support apparatus, determine if a person is sleeping or awake, monitor and characterize movement levels of the person, record a log of likely events regarding a support surface of the apparatus, propose identifications of objects added to or removed from the support surface, record force outputs, and/or other purposes. A person's sleep state may also be obtained and forwarded to a remote location. The sleep state data may be used to mute and/or control alerts or indicators, and/or to predict when a person is going to wake up and likely exit the support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, David Terrance Becker, Annie Désaulniers, Aaron Douglas Furman, Brandon J. Buckingham, Michael W. Steffler, Richard A. Derenne, Joshua Elmer Mix
  • Publication number: 20190167155
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20190123598
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20190123597
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient support apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient support apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient support apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II
  • Publication number: 20190117487
    Abstract: A system is provided that comprises a patient support apparatus and a unit being independent from the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient. The patient support apparatus also comprises an electrical distribution system, one or more electrical devices, and an energy storage device (ESD) configured to store energy to power the one or more electrical devices through the electrical distribution system. The unit is configured to autonomously interact with the patient support apparatus to remove the ESD from the patient support apparatus and/or to place a replacement ESD on to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Michael J. Hayes, Daniel V. Brosnan, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Alexey Titov, Ming Chen, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 10231649
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20190008709
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a first transceiver adapted to wirelessly communicate with a second transceiver of a headwall interface that is positioned off of the person support apparatus. A communication link is automatically established between the first and second transceivers without requiring a user of the person support apparatus to activate a designated control and without requiring the user to identify the headwall interface. The first transceiver includes a unique identifier assigned to the headwall interface in its messages to the headwall interface. The first transceiver may also automatically transmit a disconnect signal to the headwall interface indicating the termination of the communication link is not accidental. The disconnect signal is sent based on one or more of the following: (1) a brake being off, (2) an A/C power cord being unplugged; and/or (3) a signal strength between the transceivers decreasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Michael Joseph Hayes