Patents by Inventor Daniel R. Tekulve

Daniel R. Tekulve 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: 10206847
    Abstract: A portable rehab station, including left and right outriggers, each having a forward end and a rearward end, the left and right outriggers being pivotally connected at the bottom ends of the respective left and right frame members to pivot between retracted and expanded positions, the retracted position including the left and right outriggers being generally mutually parallel, and the expanded position including the left and right outriggers being spread out at an angle of between about six and ten degrees relative to each other; a front, ground-engageable caster connected to the forward end of each of the left and right outriggers and a rear, ground-engageable caster connected to the rearward end of each of the left and right outriggers; and an actuator assembly connected with the frame and operably connected with the left and right outriggers to selectively pivot the left and right outriggers between the retracted and expanded positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Med-Mizer, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20170128295
    Abstract: A central bed having a longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Publication date: May 11, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9549864
    Abstract: A central bed having a longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20160287460
    Abstract: A health care bed includes a floor engaging base frame and a first bed section having a wide central frame portion with a first width and having left and right wing sections with both retracted and extended positions relative to its wide central frame portion; a second bed section hingedly connected to the first bed section, having a narrow central frame portion with a second width less than the first width, and having left and right wing sections with both retracted and extended positions relative to its narrow central frame portion; and wherein at least one of first and second bed sections is mounted to said floor engaging base frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Ted Tekulve, Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9398995
    Abstract: A portable rehab station, including left and right outriggers, each having a forward end and a rearward end, the left and right outriggers being pivotally connected at the bottom ends of the respective left and right frame members to pivot between retracted and expanded positions, the retracted position including the left and right outriggers being generally mutually parallel, and the expanded position including the left and right outriggers being spread out at an angle of between about six and ten degrees relative to each other; a front, ground-engageable caster connected to the forward end of each of the left and right outriggers and a rear, ground-engageable caster connected to the rearward end of each of the left and right outriggers; and an actuator assembly connected with the frame and operably connected with the left and right outriggers to selectively pivot the left and right outriggers between the retracted and expanded positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9387140
    Abstract: A method for varying the width of a health care bed includes providing a health care bed having a floor engaging base frame and a bed frame, the bed frame including at least two bed sections hingedly connected to each other and each having a central frame portion and left and right wing sections, the wing sections having at least a retracted position and an extended position relative to the central frame portion, and wherein the central frame portion defines, for each wing section, at least inner and outer registration holes and the wing sections each define at least one wing hole that aligns with one of the at least inner and outer registration holes when the wing sections are in the respective retracted and extended positions, and for each wing section, at least one locking mechanism having at least one rocker bar with opposing inner and outer ends, at least one spring and at least one locking button for releasably locking the wing sections in the retracted and extended positions; unlocking the at least one
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9216123
    Abstract: A central bed having a single longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position and with a lower leg bed section that is movable away from the central bed section to enable rotation of the central bed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20150297430
    Abstract: A method for varying the width of a health care bed includes providing a health care bed having a floor engaging base frame and a bed frame, the bed frame including at least two bed sections hingedly connected to each other and each having a central frame portion and left and right wing sections, the wing sections having at least a retracted position and an extended position relative to the central frame portion, and wherein the central frame portion defines, for each wing section, at least inner and outer registration holes and the wing sections each define at least one wing hole that aligns with one of the at least inner and outer registration holes when the wing sections are in the respective retracted and extended positions, and for each wing section, at least one locking mechanism having at least one rocker bar with opposing inner and outer ends, at least one spring and at least one locking button for releasably locking the wing sections in the retracted and extended positions; unlocking the at least one
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 9009888
    Abstract: A health care bed, including a floor engaging base frame and a bed frame including at least two bed sections hingedly connected to each other and having a central frame portion and left and right wing sections having at least a retracted position and an extended position relative to the central frame portion; and a locking mechanism with at least one rocker bar, at least one spring and at least one locking button for releasably locking the wing sections in the retracted and extended positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Med-Mizer, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20150099614
    Abstract: A portable rehab station, including left and right outriggers, each having a forward end and a rearward end, the left and right outriggers being pivotally connected at the bottom ends of the respective left and right frame members to pivot between retracted and expanded positions, the retracted position including the left and right outriggers being generally mutually parallel, and the expanded position including the left and right outriggers being spread out at an angle of between about six and ten degrees relative to each other; a front, ground-engageable caster connected to the forward end of each of the left and right outriggers and a rear, ground-engageable caster connected to the rearward end of each of the left and right outriggers; and an actuator assembly connected with the frame and operably connected with the left and right outriggers to selectively pivot the left and right outriggers between the retracted and expanded positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20150089741
    Abstract: A central bed having a single longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position and with a lower leg bed section that is movable away from the central bed section to enable rotation of the central bed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 8793825
    Abstract: A central bed having a single longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position and with a lower leg bed section that is movable away from the central bed section to enable rotation of the central bed section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20130011231
    Abstract: An apparatus for lifting a wheelchair, the wheelchair including a frame with first and second rear frame members and first and second front frame members, the apparatus including a ground-engageable base; a chair connection assembly having connection means for securely connecting to the frame of a wheelchair; a lift assembly having first and second lift members, the first lift member connected with the chair connection assembly and the second lift member connected to the base; power means connected with the lift assembly for moving the lift assembly between a retracted, down position and an extended, up position; and a lift control assembly for connecting the power means with the lift assembly and for controlling the lift assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20120079655
    Abstract: A central bed having a single longitudinal bed frame and a bed section mounted to the frame for rotation about a substantially vertical axis between a home position aligned with the bed frame and an away position and with a lower leg bed section that is movable away from the central bed section to enable rotation of the central bed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20080250562
    Abstract: An articulating bed frame includes a main frame; a back section; first and second linkage assemblies, each being pivotally connected at spaced apart first and third ends to the back section and pivotally connected at opposing, spaced apart and respective second and fourth ends to the main frame; an upper leg section; a third linkage assembly pivotally connected at opposing fifth and sixth ends to the upper leg section and the main frame; a support link assembly connecting the upper leg section for sliding and pivotal movement with the main frame; a seat section pivotally connected at opposing ends to the back section and the upper leg section; a lower leg section pivotally connected to the upper leg section and freely supported atop a forward end of the main frame; a drive assembly connected between the back section and the third linkage assembly and operable to extend and retract to articulate the bed frame between a fully reclined position and a fully inclined position; and, a side rail assembly connected t
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 7257850
    Abstract: An articulating bed frame includes a main frame; a back section; first and second linkage assemblies, each being pivotally connected at spaced apart first and third ends to the back section and pivotally connected at opposing, spaced apart and respective second and fourth ends to the main frame; an upper leg section; a third linkage assembly pivotally connected at opposing fifth and sixth ends to the upper leg section and the main frame; a support link assembly connecting the upper leg section for sliding and pivotal movement with the main frame; a seat section pivotally connected at opposing ends to the back section and the upper leg section; a lower leg section pivotally connected to the upper leg section and freely supported atop a forward end of the main frame; a drive assembly connected between the back section and the third linkage assembly and operable to extend and retract to articulate the bed frame between a fully reclined position and a fully inclined position; and, a side rail assembly connected t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Med-Mizer, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 6826793
    Abstract: An articulating bed frame includes a main frame; a back section connected to the main frame by first and second linkage assemblies, each of the first and second linkage assemblies being pivotally connected at first and third ends to the back section and pivotally connected at opposing respective second and fourth ends to the main frame; an upper leg section connected to the main frame by a third linkage assembly and a support link assembly, the third linkage assembly being pivotally connected at opposing fifth and sixth ends to the upper leg section and the main frame, respectively, and the support link assembly being rigidly connected at a seventh end to the upper leg section and being slidably and pivotably connected at an opposing eighth end to the main frame; a seat section pivotally connected at opposing ends to the back section and the upper leg section; a lower leg section pivotally connected to the upper leg section and freely supported atop a forward end of the main frame; and, a drive assembly conne
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Publication number: 20040148704
    Abstract: An articulating bed frame includes a main frame; a back section connected to the main frame by first and second linkage assemblies, each of the first and second linkage assemblies being pivotally connected at first and third ends to the back section and pivotally connected at opposing respective second and fourth ends to the main frame; an upper leg section connected to the main frame by a third linkage assembly and a support link assembly, the third linkage assembly being pivotally connected at opposing fifth and sixth ends to the upper leg section and the main frame, respectively, and the support link assembly being rigidly connected at a seventh end to the upper leg section and being slidably and pivotably connected at an opposing eighth end to the main frame; a seat section pivotally connected at opposing ends to the back section and the upper leg section; a lower leg section pivotally connected to the upper leg section and freely supported atop a forward end of the main frame; and, a drive assembly conne
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve
  • Patent number: 6655429
    Abstract: A saw mill includes a base frame having a front and a rear and being sized and configured to support a log; saw apparatus having a cutting blade and being connected with the base frame for horizontal movement in a cutting stroke from a start position near the front of the base frame to an end position near the rear of the base frame and in a return stroke back to the front of the base frame and being for cutting in a generally horizontal plane a board from the log; power apparatus for powering the saw apparatus; at least one pushback arm connected to the saw apparatus and being sized and configured to engage and eject the board from atop the log during the return stroke; and, a board guide apparatus extending generally forwardly from the saw apparatus and including a crossbar and plurality of fingers connected with the crossbar and positioned to engage and guide the board in a desired path as it is being ejected from the log, each finger including an upper link connected to the crossbar and a lower link hinge
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Wood-Mizer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Tekulve, Scott Laskowski
  • Patent number: D653047
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Med-Mizer, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel R. Tekulve