Patents by Inventor Clémentine Pirio

Clémentine Pirio 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: 20180049939
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for percussion therapy of a patient's torso area provide percussive force to release and/or dislodge mucous from respiratory airways of a human patient. Such devices, systems, and methods may include a torso covering for securing to a patient's torso, percussive devices coupled to the torso covering, and an attachment assembly for supporting the torso covering. The percussive devices may include a percussion frame, an electromechanically actuated percussor for controlled movement between end positions, and resilient members attached to opposite ends of the percussion frame for assisting controlled movement of the percussor. The devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein provide efficient and comfortable high-frequency percussive force to a patient's torso, reducing stress on the patient and improving patient experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Bryan Chng, Kok Boon R. Ong, Harold M. Cabral, Deny D. Barilea, Suresha Ventakaraya, Wei T. Tan, Clementine Pirio, Nicholas Mann, Chad M. Boerst, Mary J. Rossini, Denis Sin, Vinay Joshi, Dirk Tjepkema, Sytze A. Spijksma, Petrus J. van den Oever, Ari T. Adler, William C. Stewart, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx, Alex Staudt, Petrus T. Rutgers
  • Patent number: 9875633
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom SAS
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Publication number: 20170239115
    Abstract: A bedside unit provides assistance and/or services to a patient in a bed. The unit includes a first vertical tubular shaft fixed to the floor and a second tubular shaft arranged around the first shaft and moveable relative to the first shaft under the action of a height adjustment mechanism. The apparatus for providing assistance and/or services includes drawers, an overbed table and an egress bar which are arranged to be controllably pivotable about the second shaft. The unit also includes a patient transfer arm at the top of the first shaft and rotatable thereabout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Philippe Kaikenger, Philippe Legros, Pascal Guguin, Pauline Maraud
  • Publication number: 20160374882
    Abstract: A patient positioning element is provided for fitting to a patient support device having a base portion and a patient support deck which may support a mattress with a sheet thereon. The patient positioning element includes at least one fixing element for fixing to a patient support deck, a bar element for holding a sheet in position and at least one connector element transverse to the bar for connecting or coupling the bar to the fixing element. The connector element is adjustable such that the bar may take up a first storage position adjacent or near the fixing element and a second deployed position adjacent or near the upper surface of a mattress. The patient support deck is moveable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio, Thierry Flocard, Pascal Guguin
  • Publication number: 20160078740
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Philippe Kaikenger