Patents by Inventor Brian J. Tessmer

Brian J. Tessmer 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: 20240033150
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2023
    Publication date: February 1, 2024
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, James K. Galer
  • Patent number: 11813214
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame supported relative to the base to support a mattress for supporting a patient thereon, and a lift assembly for raising or lowering the frame relative to the base. The lift assembly includes a pair of lifting legs, a pair of crank arms, and an actuator. The actuator has a fixed end mounted relative to the lifting legs and an extendible end and supports a pin connection between the extendible end and the fixed end. The pin connection being movable with the extendible end and is pivotally coupled to the pair of crank arms, with the pair of crank arms coupled at upper ends thereof to the lifting legs and at lower ends thereof to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Richard A. Derenne, Gary L. Bartley, Bryan Garfoot
  • Patent number: 11806290
    Abstract: An adjustable patient support apparatus comprises a base, a support frame, and a patient support deck. The patient support deck comprises articulating deck sections, such as a leg section, seat section, and a back section pivotally coupled together. One or more actuators may be configured to move the leg and/or back section between a lowered position and one or more raised positions. The seat section may include one or more articulating seats to assist with ingress and egress from the patient support apparatus. The one or more seats may be articulated manually or electrically via a lever or actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, William V. Bleeker, Connor F. St. John, John P Zerbel, Justin R. Murray
  • Patent number: 11801179
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20230338213
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base and a support frame. A lift system operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. The lift system includes a first lift and a second lift. The first lift and the second lift are independently operable to place the support frame in one or more Trendelenburg positions. A plurality of load cells acts between the lifts and the support frame such that a load on the support frame is transmitted to the plurality of load cells to measure the load. The first lift includes a guided body arranged to move longitudinally relative to the base in response to operation of the second lift to move the support frame to the one or more Trendelenburg positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Publication date: October 26, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Gary L. Bartley, William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Anish Paul, Brian J. Tessmer
  • Patent number: 11723821
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprising a base movable about a floor surface and a deck comprising sections movable between deck configurations including an egress deck configuration. An articulation system coupled to the deck moves the sections. A lift mechanism moves the deck relative to the base between lift configurations including an egress lift configuration. An egress input is arranged for actuation by a user. A bed detection system monitors data associated with the patient support apparatus and communicates with a remote station. A controller interrupts communication of the bed detection system with the remote station, drives the articulation system to move the sections to the egress deck configuration, and drives the lift mechanism to move the support frame to the egress lift configuration in response to actuation of the egress input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Brian J. Tessmer, Justin R. Murray, Kurosh Nahavandi, Cory P. Herbst
  • Publication number: 20230094664
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coupling system for coupling a medical accessory to an accessory support is provided. The present disclosure also provides a system for powering a medical accessory with an accessory support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Publication date: March 30, 2023
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Cory P. Herbst, William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, William V. Bleeker, John P. Zerbel, Richard L. McDaniel
  • Publication number: 20230033438
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections engage a timing link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Publication number: 20230017679
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11540891
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coupling system for coupling a medical accessory to an accessory support is provided. The present disclosure also provides a system for powering a medical accessory with an accessory support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Brian J. Tessmer, Connor F. St. John, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Isaac A. Schaberg, Zachary J. Sadler, Kirby M. Neihouser
  • Patent number: 11504289
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections couple to a timing link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Patent number: 11484452
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20220071822
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame supported relative to the base to support a mattress for supporting a patient thereon, and a lift assembly for raising or lowering the frame relative to the base. The lift assembly includes a pair of lifting legs, a pair of crank arms, and an actuator. The actuator has a fixed end mounted relative to the lifting legs and an extendible end and supports a pin connection between the extendible end and the fixed end. The pin connection being movable with the extendible end and is pivotally coupled to the pair of crank arms, with the pair of crank arms coupled at upper ends thereof to the lifting legs and at lower ends thereof to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Richard A. Derenne, Gary L. Bartley, Bryan Garfoot
  • Publication number: 20220015969
    Abstract: An adjustable patient support apparatus comprises a base, a support frame, and a patient support deck. The patient support deck comprises articulating deck sections, such as a leg section, seat section, and a back section pivotally coupled together. One or more actuators may be configured to move the leg and/or back section between a lowered position and one or more raised positions. The seat section may include one or more articulating seats to assist with ingress and egress from the patient support apparatus. The one or more seats may be articulated manually or electrically via a lever or actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Publication date: January 20, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, William V. Bleeker, Connor F. St. John, John P. Zerbel, Justin R. Murray
  • Publication number: 20210369520
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprising a base movable about a floor surface and a deck comprising sections movable between deck configurations including an egress deck configuration. An articulation system coupled to the deck moves the sections. A lift mechanism moves the deck relative to the base between lift configurations including an egress lift configuration. An egress input is arranged for actuation by a user. A bed detection system monitors data associated with the patient support apparatus and communicates with a remote station. A controller interrupts communication of the bed detection system with the remote station, drives the articulation system to move the sections to the egress deck configuration, and drives the lift mechanism to move the support frame to the egress lift configuration in response to actuation of the egress input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Brian J. Tessmer, Justin R. Murray, Kurosh Nahavandi, Cory P. Herbst
  • Patent number: 11179283
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame supported relative to a floor, the frame configured to support a deck for supporting a patient thereon, and a lift assembly for raising or lowering the frame relative to the floor. The lift assembly includes lifting legs coupled to the frame and an actuator with a body and an extendible member. The body and the extendible member define a stroke length extending along a stroke axis, with the actuator mounted in the lifting assembly between two levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Richard A. Derenne, Gary L. Bartley, Bryan Garfoot
  • Patent number: 11160705
    Abstract: An adjustable patient support apparatus comprises a base, a support frame, and a patient support deck. The patient support deck comprises articulating deck sections, such as a leg section, seat section, and a back section pivotally coupled together. One or more actuators may be configured to move the leg and/or back section between a lowered position and one or more raised positions. The seat section may include one or more articulating seats to assist with ingress and egress from the patient support apparatus. The one or more seats may be articulated manually or electrically via a lever or actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, William V. Bleeker, Connor F. St. John, John P. Zerbel, Justin R. Murray
  • Publication number: 20210322241
    Abstract: A patient handling system comprising a patient support apparatus having a patient support surface, a component, and a force generating device inducing movement or assisting in movement of the component, and a sheet for covering at least a portion of the patient support surface, and the sheet coupled to the component wherein when the force generating device is operated to induce movement or assist in movement of the component, the movement induces the sheet to move relative to the patient support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Martin W. Stryker, Cory Patrick Herbst, Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Steven D. Pikaart
  • Patent number: 11116680
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprising a base movable about a floor surface and a deck comprising sections movable between deck configurations including an egress deck configuration. An articulation system coupled to the deck moves the sections. A lift mechanism moves the deck relative to the base between lift configurations including an egress lift configuration. An egress input is arranged for actuation by a user. A bed detection system monitors data associated with the patient support apparatus and communicates with a remote station. A controller interrupts communication of the bed detection system with the remote station, drives the articulation system to move the sections to the egress deck configuration, and drives the lift mechanism to move the support frame to the egress lift configuration in response to actuation of the egress input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Brian J. Tessmer, Justin R. Murray, Kurosh Nahavandi, Cory P. Herbst
  • Publication number: 20210244588
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises side rails that move between raised and lowered positions. One or more actuators are coupled to each of the side rails. A controller communicates with the actuators to raise and lower the side rails, either without any manual assistance from the user, or with manual assistance from the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Ammon K. Wright