Patents by Inventor Dana H. Delk

Dana H. Delk 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: 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
  • 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: 20040172764
    Abstract: A mattress having an air cushion positioned between a first air fluidized support section and a second air fluidized support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Publication date: September 9, 2004
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • Patent number: 6735801
    Abstract: A mattress having a head end and a foot end comprises a first support section configured to support an occupant's feet, legs, and seat, and a second support section located adjacent the head end of the mattress to support an occupant's back and head. A portion of the head support section is movable toward the head end of the mattress as the second support section is moved to an elevated position relative to the first support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030196271
    Abstract: A mattress having a head end and a foot end comprises a first support section configured to support an occupant's feet, legs, and seat, and a second support section located adjacent the head end of the mattress to support an occupant's back and head. A portion of the head support section is movable toward the head end of the mattress as the second support section is moved to an elevated position relative to the first support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • 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: 6564412
    Abstract: A mattress having a head end and a foot end includes a first support section configured to support an occupant's feet, legs, and seat, and a second support section located adjacent the head end of the mattress to support an occupant's back and head. A portion of the head support section is movable toward the head end of the mattress as the second support section is moved to an elevated position relative to the first support section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • 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: 20020083529
    Abstract: A mattress having a head end and a foot end comprises a first support section configured to support an occupant's feet, legs, and seat, and a second support section located adjacent the head end of the mattress to support an occupant's back and head. A portion of the head support section is movable toward the head end of the mattress as the second support section is moved to an elevated position relative to the first support section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6351862
    Abstract: A mattress (10) includes an outer cover (12, 18) formed from an air impermeable material. The outer cover (12, 18) is configured to define an interior region and having a top support surface (20). The mattress (10) also includes at least one air fluidized support module (48, 54) located within the interior region of the cover (12, 18). The mattress (10) further includes a connector (68, 94) coupled to the air fluidized support module (48, 54), the connecter (68, 94) being configured to be coupled to an air supply (58). The mattress (10) also includes a vent connector (165) coupled to the outer cover (12, 18) in communication with the interior region of the cover (12, 18). The vent connector (165) is configured to exhaust air from the interior region of the cover (12, 18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan W. Henley, Dana H. Delk, Robert C. Novack, James J. Romano
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6065165
    Abstract: A prone patient apparatus for engaging the front of a body of a patient comprising a unitary support board having a longitudinal medial axis; a first aperture opening extending through the board and on the medial axis sized to receive a face of the patient; a second aperture opening extending through the board and spaced from the first aperture along the medial axis to expose an abdomen of the patient when the head is in the first aperture; and a third aperture opening extending through the board and spaced from the second aperture along the medial axis to expose a groan of the patient when the head is in the first aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana H. Delk, Barry D. Hand