Patents by Inventor Daniel V. BROSNAN

Daniel V. BROSNAN 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: 20230277393
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus operable by a user for transporting a patient along stairs. A seat section is coupled to a support structure supporting a track assembly having a belt. A motor selectively generates torque to drive the belt. A user interface is arranged for engagement by the user, and has a direction input control for selecting a drive direction of the motor, and an activation input control for operating the motor to drive the belt. A controller in communication with the motor and the user interface is configured to limit operation of the motor in response to user engagement of the activation input control preceding engagement of the direction input control to prevent driving the belt, and to permit operation of the motor in response to user engagement of the activation input control following engagement of the direction input control to drive the belt in a selected drive direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2023
    Publication date: September 7, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Isaac A. Schaberg, Daniel V. Brosnan, Cory P. Herbst, Nathan W. Matheny, Trey Thomas Pfeiffer, Kelly Sandmeyer, Melvin Gottschalk, JR., Jason Anthony Vanderplas, Erik P. Eagleman, Jeffrey R. Staszak, John Wallace, Scott Zufall
  • Publication number: 20230263676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a pinch event or obstruction to a movable component of a patient support. In some embodiments, the patient support apparatus may include a control system capable of controlling one or more actuator systems coupled to one or more movable components of the patient support apparatus. The control system may operate according to one or more modes of operation in controlling the actuator system to move a component from a first position to a second position. In one embodiment, the control system may receive sensor feedback indicative of one or more operating characteristics of an actuator system, and analyze the sensor feedback differently in one mode than in another. In one embodiment, the controller may receive sensor feedback indicative of both a speed of a component coupled to the movable component and a current of power supplied to an electric motor of the actuator system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2023
    Publication date: August 24, 2023
    Inventors: Aaron D. Furman, Daniel V. Brosnan
  • Publication number: 20230233391
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus also comprises an actuatable device that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. A controller is provided to control the rate of operation of the actuatable devices based on a user input or a patient condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Darren G. Schaaf, Anish Paul, Krishna Bhimavarapu, Daniel V. Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman
  • Publication number: 20230238837
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie D├ęsaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11710556
    Abstract: An access system for managing users engaged in providing care to patients. A patient support apparatus is provided and comprises a frame, a patient support surface configured to support the patient, and a powered device having a function. An input system is disposed in communication with the powered device and is configured to receive input data. A user control system is disposed in communication with the input system and comprises an authorization module. The authorization module is configured to access a permission level for a user dictating whether the user has permission to operate the powered device with the input system to perform the function. The authorization module is further configured to determine performance data relating to performance of the user in caring for the patient based on the input data, and to modify the permission level based on the performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel V. Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Alexey Titov, Michael Hayes
  • Patent number: 11696860
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus for transporting patients in a stair configuration and in a chair configuration. A multiple mode handle assembly is provided for user engagement, and is movable between a first handle configuration, a second handle configuration, and a third handle configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Trey Thomas Pfeiffer, Cory P. Herbst, Nathan W. Matheny, Conor McCarrey, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kelly Sandmeyer, John Wallace, Melvin Gottschalk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11679045
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus operable by a user for transporting a patient along stairs. A seat section is coupled to a support structure supporting a track assembly having a belt. A motor selectively generates torque to drive the belt. A user interface is arranged for engagement by the user, and has a direction input control for selecting a drive direction of the motor, and an activation input control for operating the motor to drive the belt. A controller in communication with the motor and the user interface is configured to limit operation of the motor in response to user engagement of the activation input control preceding engagement of the direction input control to prevent driving the belt, and to permit operation of the motor in response to user engagement of the activation input control following engagement of the direction input control to drive the belt in a selected drive direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Isaac A. Schaberg, Daniel V. Brosnan, Cory P. Herbst, Nathan W. Matheny, Brandon David Naber, Kevin M. Patmore, Trey Thomas Pfeiffer, Kelly Sandmeyer, Melvin Gottschalk, Jr., Jason Anthony Vanderplas, Scott Zufall, Erik P. Eagleman, Jeffrey R. Staszak, John Wallace
  • Patent number: 11646609
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11638668
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a pinch event or obstruction to a movable component of a patient support. In some embodiments, the patient support apparatus may include a control system capable of controlling one or more actuator systems coupled to one or more movable components of the patient support apparatus. The control system may operate according to one or more modes of operation in controlling the actuator system to move a component from a first position to a second position. In one embodiment, the control system may receive sensor feedback indicative of one or more operating characteristics of an actuator system, and analyze the sensor feedback differently in one mode than in another. In one embodiment, the controller may receive sensor feedback indicative of both a speed of a component coupled to the movable component and a current of power supplied to an electric motor of the actuator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron D. Furman, Daniel V. Brosnan
  • Publication number: 20230046297
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus for transporting a patient. A seat section is pivotably coupled to a support structure about a seat axis. A front wheel is operatively attached to a front strut of the support structure, and a carrier is arranged for movement relative to the support. The carrier includes a shaft defining a wheel axis, a rear wheel supported for rotation about the wheel axis, a track having a belt, and a hub supporting the shaft and the track for concurrent pivoting movement about a hub axis defined by a upright of the support structure. The hub axis extends through a plane intersecting the seat axis, fixed relative to the upright, and defining opposing first and second sides. Movement of the carrier from a chair configuration to a stair configuration simultaneously deploys the track and moves the wheel axis from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 16, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan W. Matheny, Daniel V. Brosnan, Melvin Gottschalk, Cory P. Herbst, Brandon David Naber, Kelly Sandmeyer, Scott Zufall, Trey Thomas Pfeiffer, Patrick Grossman, Tyler Wright
  • Patent number: 11540960
    Abstract: A stair chair for use in transporting a patient in a seated position along stairs comprising a base, an upright coupled to the base, and a track assembly extending from the base for traversing stairs. A seat section is operatively attached to the upright and arranged for movement relative to the base between a plurality of vertical configurations including a first vertical configuration where the seat section is spaced from the base at a first distance for supporting the patient in the seated position, and a second vertical configuration where the seat section is spaced from the base at a second distance greater than the first distance. A lift mechanism is interposed between the base and the seat section to move the seat section between the plurality of vertical configurations. The lift mechanism moves the seat section to facilitate transitioning the patient to a standing position from the seated position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Matheny, Brandon David Naber, Daniel V. Brosnan, Cory P. Herbst, Jeffrey R. Staszak, Erik P. Eagleman, Scott I. Biba
  • Patent number: 11464688
    Abstract: A patient transfer apparatus includes a seat assembly, a track assembly coupled to the seat assembly and including a track configured to engage the stairs in a stair traversing position, and front wheels coupled to the seat assembly for engagement with a floor in a transport position. The seat assembly includes a frame and a seat for supporting a patient. A front end of the track assembly is adjacent the front wheels without interfering with movement of the wheels in the transport position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon Naber, William Ross Heneveld, Jr., Daniel V. Brosnan, Ross Lucas, Janani Gopalkrishnan, Darren G. Schaaf, Aaron Furman
  • Publication number: 20220320916
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient support apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient support apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient support apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee
  • Publication number: 20220296445
    Abstract: A system is provided that comprises a patient support apparatus and a unit being independent from the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient. The patient support apparatus also comprises an electrical distribution system, one or more electrical devices, and an energy storage device (ESD) configured to store energy to power the one or more electrical devices through the electrical distribution system. The unit is configured to autonomously interact with the patient support apparatus to remove the ESD from the patient support apparatus and/or to place a replacement ESD on to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Hayes, Daniel V. Brosnan, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Alexey Titov, Ming Chen, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Kevin M. Patmore
  • Publication number: 20220241123
    Abstract: A patient transfer apparatus is provided and includes a frame, a seat assembly coupled to the frame, and a track assembly coupled to the frame. The track assembly includes a moveable track for traversing stairs and a motor configured to drive the track. The apparatus further includes a control system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Furman, Janani Gopalkrishnan, Daniel V. Brosnan, Darren G. Schaaf, Brandon David Naber, Ross Lucas, William Ross Heneveld, JR., Chad Conway Souke, Christopher S. Hough, Christopher Gentile, Joshua Alan Mansfield
  • Patent number: 11394252
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient support apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient support apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient support apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II
  • Patent number: 11389357
    Abstract: A system is provided that comprises a patient support apparatus and a unit being independent from the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient. The patient support apparatus also comprises an electrical distribution system, one or more electrical devices, and an energy storage device (ESD) configured to store energy to power the one or more electrical devices through the electrical distribution system. The unit is configured to autonomously interact with the patient support apparatus to remove the ESD from the patient support apparatus and/or to place a replacement ESD on to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Hayes, Daniel V. Brosnan, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Alexey Titov, Ming Chen, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Kevin M. Patmore
  • Patent number: 11369531
    Abstract: A patient transfer apparatus is provided and includes a frame, a seat assembly coupled to the frame, and a track assembly coupled to the frame. The track assembly includes a moveable track for traversing stairs and a motor configured to drive the track. The apparatus further includes a control system. The control system includes a controller configured to control the motor and to adjust a speed of the apparatus based on an occupancy of the seat assembly upon traversing the stairs based on a current to the motor upon traversing stairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Furman, Janani Gopalkrishnan, Daniel V. Brosnan, Darren G. Schaaf, Brandon David Naber, Ross Lucas, William Ross Heneveld, Jr., Chad Conway Souke, Christopher S. Hough, Christopher Gentile, Joshua Alan Mansfield
  • Patent number: 11331230
    Abstract: A patient transfer apparatus is provided and includes a frame, a seat assembly coupled to the frame, and a track assembly coupled to the frame. The track assembly includes a moveable track for traversing stairs and a motor configured to drive the track. The apparatus further includes a control system. The control system includes a controller configured to control the motor and to adjust a speed of the apparatus based on an occupancy of the seat assembly upon traversing the stairs based on a current to the motor upon traversing stairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Furman, Janani Gopalkrishnan, Daniel V. Brosnan, Darren G. Schaaf, Brandon David Naber, Ross Lucas, William Ross Heneveld, Jr., Chad Conway Souke, Christopher S. Hough, Christopher Gentile, Joshua Alan Mansfield
  • Patent number: D973585
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel V. Brosnan, Ross Timothy Lucas, Bradley Sommer, Justin Thomas McLouth, Michael T. Brubaker