Patents by Inventor Carl William Riley

Carl William Riley 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: 20180049933
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9827157
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9666061
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman
  • Patent number: 9655796
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20160148489
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman
  • Publication number: 20160038357
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9230421
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman
  • Publication number: 20140352067
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140338124
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20140320290
    Abstract: A hospital monitoring system for monitoring hospital personnel, a plurality of patient locations for patients, and associated devices is configured to control the associated devices based on the presence of hospital personnel or alarms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Kenneth L. Kramer, William L. Jacques, Carl William Riley, Richard J. Schuman
  • Patent number: 8502663
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderphol
  • Publication number: 20130019406
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein related to person support apparatuses and systems, and in particular, to such apparatuses and systems that incorporate or are used with vital signs monitoring devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Timothy J. Receveur, David L. Ribble
  • Publication number: 20120317726
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Greg Figel, Irvine J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 8281433
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein related to person support apparatuses and systems, and in particular, to such apparatuses and systems that incorporate or are used with vital signs monitoring devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Timothy J. Receveur, David L. Ribble
  • Patent number: 8258944
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 8217667
    Abstract: A method for assessing the status of a piezoelectric sensor of interest is disclosed. The sensor of interest is located adjacent a surface of a mattress supporting a person. In some instances, the sensor of interest may be coupled to a mattress or coupled to a bed frame that supports the mattress. The method involves analyzing the complex impedance of the excited sensor relative to a complex impedance profile. A system for implementing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl William Riley
  • Patent number: 8121856
    Abstract: A method and system for remote diagnostic monitoring of a healthcare device, for example, a patient support system. The system includes a communication device configured to transmit sensor data received from a sensor system coupled to the patient support system and configured to generate sensor data relating to diagnostic information of the healthcare device. The communication device can also be configured to receive configuration data for configuring at least one of the healthcare device and the sensor system. The monitoring device is located geographically distant from the healthcare device, is coupled to the communication adapter by a datalink, for example, a telecommunication network, and is configured to receive the sensor data. The monitoring device is configured to determine, based on the received data, whether service or replacement of the healthcare device or a portion thereof is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Patricia A. Glidewell, James M. Allen, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Carl William Riley
  • Publication number: 20120013452
    Abstract: Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to be placed upon beds of the plurality of beds. The computing device may associate a support surface of the plurality of support surfaces with a bed of the plurality of beds. The computing device may make the association based upon status data received from the plurality of beds and the plurality of support surfaces. The support surface and/or bed to be associated may initiate a surface association request. The computing device, in response to the surface association request, may request performance of one or more actions on the bed and/or support surface to be associated to identify the bed and/or support surface from the beds and support surfaces of the healthcare facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Carl William Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin John Vanderpohl, III, Patricia A. Glidewell, David Ferguson, Simeon Zhao, Daleep Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20110210833
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Craig A. McNEELY, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Carl William RILEY, Keith A. HUSTER, Irvin VANDERPOHL, III, Paul J. McDANIEL, III, Williams F. COLLINS, JR., Oscar A. MANGUIAT, Terry L. TINCHER
  • Publication number: 20110072583
    Abstract: Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to be placed upon beds of the plurality of beds. The computing device may associate a support surface of the plurality of support surfaces with a bed of the plurality of beds. The computing device may make the association based upon status data received from the plurality of beds and the plurality of support surfaces. The support surface and/or bed to be associated may initiate a surface association request. The computing device, in response to the surface association request, may request performance of one or more actions on the bed and/or support surface to be associated to identify the bed and/or support surface from the beds and support surfaces of the healthcare facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Carl William Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin John Vanderpohl, III, Patricia A. Glidewell, David Ferguson, Simeon Zhao, Daleep Bhatia