Patents by Inventor Barry D. Hand

Barry D. Hand 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: 7137160
    Abstract: A bed (10) includes a base (12) and a frame assembly (14). A head end support assembly (16) and a foot end support assembly (18) are coupled between the base (12) and the frame assembly (14). The frame assembly (14) includes first and second side frame members (80, 82) located above the base (12). The bed (10) also includes a plurality of latch mechanisms (160) coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82), and a patient support surface (162) configured to be coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82) by the plurality of latch mechanisms (160). A rotational drive mechanism (130) is coupled to the foot end support assembly (18) to rotate the frame assembly (14) about its longitudinal axis to a prone position. A proning surface (250) is coupled to the frame assembly (14) to support a patient in the prone position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Richard Robinson, Matthew R. Cavanaugh, Jack J. Brooks, Vincent L. Babson, Steven J. Doehler, Eric Weidner
  • Patent number: 6862759
    Abstract: A patient support includes a base, and a support assembly coupled to the base. A patient support surface is coupled to the support assembly. A plurality of siderails are coupled to the support assembly. Each siderail includes a frame member and a movable member coupled to the frame member, wherein the movable member is movable to a position directly above the patient support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6862761
    Abstract: A bed comprises a bed support including a body portion and a support plate configured to be removably coupled to the body portion. The body portion includes a guide configured to operably couple with the support plate in order to guide the support plate in sliding movement into the body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Stephen J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6820640
    Abstract: A pressure control apparatus for use in a bed including a pressurized air source, an inflatable air sack, and an independently inflatable cell located adjacent the inflatable air sack. A controller is operable to regulate the pressure in the air sack and to independently alternately pressurize and vent the inflatable cell at a selected frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Robert C. Novack, Donald E. Williamson, James R. Stolpmann, Kenith W. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20040226091
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a first patient support configured to be rotated about a longitudinal axis. The patient support apparatus is configured to receive an x-ray cassette. The first patient support illustratively includes an inflatable bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20040168253
    Abstract: A bed (10) includes a base (12) and a frame assembly (14). A head end support assembly (16) and a foot end support assembly (18) are coupled between the base (12) and the frame assembly (14). The frame assembly (14) includes first and second side frame members (80, 82) located above the base (12). The bed (10) also includes a plurality of latch mechanisms (160) coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82), and a patient support surface (162) configured to be coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82) by the plurality of latch mechanisms (160). A rotational drive mechanism (130) is coupled to the foot end support assembly (18) to rotate the frame assembly (14) about its longitudinal axis to a prone position. A proning surface (250) is coupled to the frame assembly (14) to support a patient in the prone position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2004
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Richard Robinson, Matthew R. Cavanaugh, Jack J. Brooks, Vincent L. Babson, Steven J. Doehler, Eric Weidner
  • Patent number: 6701553
    Abstract: A bed (10) includes a base (12) and a frame assembly (14). A head end support assembly (16) and a foot end support assembly (18) are coupled between the base (12) and the frame assembly (14). The frame assembly (14) includes first and second side frame members (80, 82) located above the base (12). The bed (10) also includes a plurality of latch mechanisms (160) coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82), and a patient support surface (162) configured to be coupled to the first and second side frame members (80, 82) by the plurality of latch mechanisms (160). A rotational drive mechanism (130) is coupled to the foot end support assembly (18) to rotate the frame assembly (14) about its longitudinal axis to a prone position. A proning surface (250) is coupled to the frame assembly (14) to support a patient in the prone position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Richard Robinson, Matthew R. Cayanaugh, Jack J. Brooks, Vincent L. Babson, Steven J. Doehler, Eric Weidner
  • Patent number: 6691347
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a first patient support configured to be rotated about a longitudinal axis. The first patient support illustratively includes an inflatable bladder. A backboard may be removably coupled to the patient support apparatus and is configured to facilitate transport of a patient to and from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20040006821
    Abstract: A bed comprises a bed support including a body portion and a support plate configured to be removably coupled to the body portion. The body portion includes a guide configured to operably couple with the support plate in order to guide the support plate in sliding movement into the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Stephen J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6609260
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fluid supply and a bed support coupled to the fluid supply. A patient support surface is configured to couple to the bed support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Stephen J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20030126683
    Abstract: A patient support includes a base, and a support assembly coupled to the base. A patient support surface is coupled to the support assembly. A plurality of siderails are coupled to the support assembly. Each siderail includes a frame member and a movable member coupled to the frame member, wherein the movable member is movable to a position directly above the patient support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20030115673
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a first patient support configured to be rotated about a longitudinal axis. The first patient support illustratively includes an inflatable bladder. A backboard may be removably coupled to the patient support apparatus and is configured to facilitate transport of a patient to and from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6582456
    Abstract: An apparatus for warming a patient includes a patient support surface having an outer cover configured to contact the patient, an electrically conductive fabric located within the cover, and a controller electrically coupled to the conductive fabric to heat the electrically conductive fabric to a selected level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Richard L. Borders, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 6526610
    Abstract: A bed (10) includes a base (12), and a support assembly (22) coupled to the base (12). The support assembly includes first and second support arms (42, 44) located above the base (12). The bed (10) also includes a plurality of latch mechanisms (70, 72, 74) coupled to the first and second support arms (42, 44), and a patient support surface (50) configured to be coupled to the first and second support arms (42, 44) by the plurality of latch mechanisms (70, 72, 74). The patient support surface (50) is removable from the first and second support arms (42, 44) to permit transfer of a patient to and from the bed (10) on the patient support surface (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6499160
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base, and a patient support assembly coupled to the base for pivotable movement about a pivot axis generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the patient support assembly. A pivot mechanism is coupled to the patient support assembly to rotate the patient support assembly about the pivot axis. A controller is coupled to the pivot mechanism to control rotation of the patient support assembly about the pivot axis at a selected rate of rotation and to a selected angle of rotation to provide rotational therapy to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20020195144
    Abstract: A pressure control apparatus for use in a bed including a pressurized air source, an inflatable air sack, and an independently inflatable cell located adjacent the inflatable air sack. A controller is operable to regulate the pressure in the air sack and to independently alternately pressurize and vent the inflatable cell at a selected frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2002
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Robert C. Novack, Donald E. Williamson, James R. Stolpmann, Kenith W. Chambers
  • Patent number: 6415814
    Abstract: A pressure control apparatus includes a valve inlet configured to receive pressurized air from the pressurized air source, a valve stem coupled to the valve inlet and configured to engage the port of the manifold to form an airtight connection with the manifold and receive the pressurized air from the pressurized air source via the manifold, a valve outlet configured to permit exit of said pressurized air to the at least one air sack, a valve in fluid communication between said valve inlet and said valve outlet and configured to regulate flow of said pressurized air between said valve inlet and said valve outlet, and a controller coupled to said valve and configured to control said valve to regulate flow of said pressurized air through said valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Robert C. Novack, Donald E. Williamson, James R. Stolpmann, Kenith W. Chambers
  • Publication number: 20020026671
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base, and a patient support assembly coupled to the base for pivotable movement about a pivot axis generally transverse to a longitudinal axis of the patient support assembly. A pivot mechanism is coupled to the patient support assembly to rotate the patient support assembly about the pivot axis. A controller is coupled to the pivot mechanism to control rotation of the patient support assembly about the pivot axis at a selected rate of rotation and to a selected angle of rotation to provide rotational therapy to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: March 7, 2002
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler
  • Publication number: 20020016994
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fluid supply and a bed support coupled to the fluid supply. A patient support surface is configured to couple to the bed support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2001
    Publication date: February 14, 2002
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Stephen J. Doehler
  • Patent number: 6282736
    Abstract: A bed (10) includes a base (12) having a first end and a second end, and a support assembly (22) coupled to of the base (12) adjacent the first end. The support assembly (22) includes a rotatable drive mechanism (55). The bed (10) also includes a patient support assembly (26) having a support surface (50) for supporting a patient. The patient support assembly (26) has a proximal end (24) and a distal end (25) spaced apart from the proximal end (24) to define a longitudinal axis (38). The proximal end (24) of the patient support assembly (26) is coupled to the drive mechanism (55) of the support assembly (22) so that the distal end (25) of the patient support assembly (26) is cantilevered from the support assembly (22). The drive mechanism (55) is configured to rotate the cantilevered patient support assembly (26) about its longitudinal axis (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry D. Hand, Dana H. Delk, Jack J. Brooks, Steven J. Doehler