Patents by Inventor Christopher Gentile

Christopher Gentile 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: 10406044
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, wheels, a drive system, a support surface, a lift system, and a control. The control controls the drive system in response to forward/reverse forces applied thereto, and also controls the lift system in response to upward or downward forces applied thereto. In some embodiments, a controller compares a magnitude of the forward/reverse force to a magnitude of the upward/downward force and commands the drive system to drive the wheels if the magnitude of the forward/reverse force exceeds the magnitude of the upward/downward force. The control may include a user-engageable portion that is constructed to not move with respect to a force sensor when forward or reverse forces are applied to the user-engageable portion. The controller controls the drive system in response to the forward or reverse forces applied to the user-engageable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 10369063
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure. The support structure comprises a base, a frame, and a patient support surface to support a patient. One or more handle assemblies are coupled to the frame to maneuver the patient transport apparatus. The handle assemblies comprise one or more handles to be manipulated by a user. The handles are capable of being adjusted to facilitate maneuvering of the patient transport apparatus, such as pushing/pulling the patient transport apparatus along a floor surface, lifting the patient transport apparatus over obstacles, loading the patient transport apparatus into an emergency vehicle, and/or unloading the patient transport apparatus from the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Ross T. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20180369036
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a litter supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. A user interface is employed to control the powered devices. The user interface is designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices with fewer buttons, while retaining functionality in using powered devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Douglas Furman, Daniel Brosnan, Janani Gopalkrishnan, Darren G. Schaaf, Christopher Gentile, Ross T. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10154930
    Abstract: A backboard includes a body that has length that is sufficient for extending under a person. The body further has an upper side for supporting a person thereon and a lower side for resting on a generally flat surface, with the body forming multiple pivot points between the upper side and the lower side. The body supports a movable contact surface to provide lateral support to and increase the contact area between the backboard and the person supported thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William Ross Heneveld, Jr., Brandon David Naber, Christopher Gentile, Robert Christopher Rusin
  • Publication number: 20180303689
    Abstract: An emergency cot includes a litter frame, a base, and a lift assembly supporting the litter frame relative to the base. The lift assembly includes load bearing members pivotally coupled to the litter frame by head-end upper pivot connections and foot-end upper pivot connections and to the base by head-end lower pivot connections and foot-end lower pivot connections for raising or lowering the base or the litter frame with respect to the other. The foot-end upper pivot connections or head-end upper pivot connections are movable toward or away from the longitudinal axis of the litter frame to allow one end of the litter frame to be tilted upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Chad Conway Souke, Christopher Gentile, Ross Timothy Lucas, Michael T. Brubaker
  • Publication number: 20180280212
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure. The support structure comprises a base, a frame, and a patient support surface to support a patient. One or more handle assemblies are coupled to the frame to maneuver the patient transport apparatus. The handle assemblies comprise one or more handles to be manipulated by a user. The handles are capable of being adjusted to facilitate maneuvering of the patient transport apparatus, such as pushing/pulling the patient transport apparatus along a floor surface, lifting the patient transport apparatus over obstacles, loading the patient transport apparatus into an emergency vehicle, and/or unloading the patient transport apparatus from the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Ross T. Lucas
  • Publication number: 20180028376
    Abstract: A backboard includes a body that has length that is sufficient for extending under a person. The body further has an upper side for supporting a person thereon and a lower side for resting on a generally flat surface, with the body forming multiple pivot points between the upper side and the lower side. The body supports a movable contact surface to provide lateral support to and increase the contact area between the backboard and the person supported thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: William Ross Heneveld, JR., Brandon David Naber, Christopher Gentile, Robert Christopher Rusin
  • Publication number: 20180028383
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a deck with a seat section, a leg section, and a back section. The back section is pivotally mounted to the seat section. The leg section has a proximal end pivotally mounted to the seat section and a cantilevered end spaced a first distance from its proximal end. The seat section, the leg section, and the back section are arranged to lie in a common plane when the deck is in a supine configuration to support a person in a supine position. A lift is mounted to the seat section of the deck, with the lift being configured to raise the deck relative to a supporting floor surface to a maximum height less than the first distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Martin W. Stryker, Ross Timothy Lucas, Brandon David Naber, Christopher Gentile
  • Publication number: 20180000675
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure and a patient support surface supported by the support structure. The patient support apparatus also comprises movable members. One or more rotary actuators are coupled to the movable members. The rotary actuator comprises a gear assembly with a cycloidal drive arranged to drive movement of the movable member. The gear assembly also restricts back drive torque from backdriving the movable member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William Ross Heneveld, JR., Christopher Gentile, Ross Timothy Lucas
  • Publication number: 20170071806
    Abstract: A telescoping assembly for use on a patient support apparatus. The telescoping assembly comprises an accessory and a telescoping support slidable to extend the accessory. A locking device releasably holds the telescoping support in the extended position. The accessory is manually movable by a user between a stowed position and a use position. The accessory comprises a deactivator portion operable to deactivate the locking device remotely in response to the user manually moving the accessory relative to the telescoping support toward the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael William Graves, Richard A. Derenne, William D. Childs, Bryan E. Garfoot, Connor F. St. John, Christopher Gentile, Michael T. Brubaker, Kevin C. Kropp
  • Publication number: 20160374874
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, wheels, a drive system, a support surface, a lift system, and a control. The control controls the drive system in response to forward/reverse forces applied thereto, and also controls the lift system in response to upward or downward forces applied thereto. In some embodiments, a controller compares a magnitude of the forward/reverse force to a magnitude of the upward/downward force and commands the drive system to drive the wheels if the magnitude of the forward/reverse force exceeds the magnitude of the upward/downward force. The control may include a user-engageable portion that is constructed to not move with respect to a force sensor when forward or reverse forces are applied to the user-engageable portion. The controller controls the drive system in response to the forward or reverse forces applied to the user-engageable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Gary L. Bartley
  • Publication number: 20160344794
    Abstract: A virtual or digital multimedia album. The digital album may include a collection of related media to provide virtually, what a traditional band album provides, and more. The digital album may include a set of digital audio files that replicate or substantially resemble the set of tracks found on a traditional album. Additional media, such as videos, lyric text, other text, images, and user-imported content may all be included in the digital album. The content initially provided with the digital album may be exclusively oriented to a single artist or music group. In this way, the digital album can create a much greater immersion into the themed music than a mere collection of digital audio files can provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Gentile, Adam Nemitoff
  • Publication number: 20160301738
    Abstract: A computer implementing a plurality of applications within an application framework is provided. The computer including non-transitory computer readable media, having stored thereon, computer executable process steps operable to control the computer to implement the plurality of computer applications, the plurality of applications including at least a digital media player (or other) application, a download manager application, and a third computer application, the download manager application coordinating and optimizing downloading to the digital media player (or other) application and the third computer application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Gentile, Adam Nemitoff
  • Publication number: 20150157520
    Abstract: A patient support comprising a first structure, a second structure adapted to support the weight of a patient and spaced from the first structure, at least one force sensor mounted to the first structure, and a mounting structure mounting the second structure relative to the sensor, which is adapted to transfer normal forces to the sensor but absorb lateral and/or vibration forces so as not to transfer those forces to the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Gary L. Bartley, Kevin Charles Kropp
  • Publication number: 20140265502
    Abstract: A medical chair comprising a base having one wheel having a brake; and a manual braking mechanism for selectively actuating the brake at the wheel; and a control system operable to control the brake in response to a signal or lack of signal at the chair. Further, the control system includes an actuator, which is coupled to the manual braking mechanism to move the manual braking mechanism to a braking or unbraking position. For example, the actuator may comprise a solenoid, the solenoid being coupled to the manual braking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hough, John P. Zerbel, Bjorn James Gunderson, Aaron Douglas Furman, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile
  • Publication number: 20140259412
    Abstract: A compact patient support provides a full range of motion and function while optimizing compactness and achieving an improved “low height” position. Casters joined to the base of the support have a low profile and provide mechanical braking about a swivel axis and a rotational axis of the wheels. The low profile of the casters allows for a more compact base. The lift mechanism includes a lift actuator with the motor mounted on the upper of two stacked X-frames allowing for shorter cables and harnesses and allowing for a more compact folding of the X-frames when the support is in a lowered position thereby reducing bulk and contributing to the overall compactness of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile, Corey Hoffman, Jerry Allen Wheeler, Christopher S. Hough, John P. Zerbel, Nathan M. Stewart, Christopher Ryan Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20120254250
    Abstract: A virtual or digital multimedia album. The digital album may include a collection of related media to provide virtually, what a traditional band album provides, and more. The digital album may include a set of digital audio files that replicate or substantially resemble the set of tracks found on a traditional album. Additional media, such as videos, lyric text, other text, images, and user-imported content may all be included in the digital album. The content initially provided with the digital album may be exclusively oriented to a single artist or music group. In this way, the digital album can create a much greater immersion into the themed music than a mere collection of digital audio files can provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: IBOARD INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Gentile, Adam Nemitoff
  • Publication number: 20120254754
    Abstract: A virtual or digital multimedia album. The digital album may include a collection of related media to provide virtually, what a traditional band album provides, and more. The digital album may include a set of digital audio files that replicate or substantially resemble the set of tracks found on a traditional album. Additional media, such as videos, lyric text, other text, images, and user-imported content may all be included in the digital album. The content initially provided with the digital album may be exclusively oriented to a single artist or music group. In this way, the digital album can create a much greater immersion into the themed music than a mere collection of digital audio files can provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: IBOARD INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Christopher Gentile, Adam Nemitoff
  • Publication number: 20110209224
    Abstract: A virtual or digital multimedia album. The digital album may include a collection of related media to provide virtually, what a traditional band album provides, and more. The digital album may include a set of digital audio files that replicate or substantially resemble the set of tracks found on a traditional album. Additional media, such as videos, lyric text, other text, images, and user-imported content may all be included in the digital album. The content initially provided with the digital album may be exclusively oriented to a single artist or music group. In this way, the digital album can create a much greater immersion into the themed music than a mere collection of digital audio files can provide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher Gentile, Adam Nemitoff
  • Patent number: 7735168
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support, a removable section configured for movement to a position wherein the removable section is aligned with patient support wherein the removable section can be coupled to the patient support, a second position wherein the removable section is adjacent to, but spaced from the first position and a third position spaced apart from the patient support. The patient support apparatus further includes a locking mechanism that is configured to sense when the removable section is properly aligned with the patient support so that the removable section can be mounted to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Christopher Gentile