Patents by Inventor David C. Newkirk

David C. Newkirk 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: 10660544
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Mike J. Viltro, Chris L. Hildenbrand, James L. Walke, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric R. Meyer, David C. Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Patent number: 10561552
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support apparatus is provided. The user module has a user interface operably coupled thereto. The user interface includes an input device and an output device. The output device includes a visual display including textual and non-textual elements. The non-textual elements include enhanced, graphical, and animated portions relating to one or more operational features of the patient support or to a person positionable on the patient support. The input device includes one or more touch sensors corresponding to defined regions of the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Robert M. Zerhusen, John B. Wilker, Jr., James M. Allen, Douglas A. Seim, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20200038271
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Publication date: February 6, 2020
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 10470955
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20190262201
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus may include a support surface configured to conduct air along a top face of the support surface so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the support surface are drawn away from the top face of the support surface. An opening may be formed in a side of the support surface. A cavity may extend from the opening into the support surface. An inlet port may be positioned within the cavity and fluidly coupled to the top face. A blower assembly may be configured to position within the cavity. The blower assembly may have an outlet port that couples to the inlet port when the blower assembly is positioned within the cavity. The blower assembly may conduct air through the inlet port to the top face of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Darrell L. Borgman, Douglas E. Borgman, Arpit Shah, Wui Hsien Wong, Keith Moores, Jason M. Gilreath, Michael R. Montini, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric R. Meyer, Frank E. Sauser, Catherine M. Wagner, Rachel L. Williamson, Brandon P. Fisk, Jason B. Grace, Brian Guthrie, Nicole Johannigman, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Michael Churilla, Jnanesha Ramegowda, Taylor Franklin, Kathryn R. Smith, John G. Byers, Frederick K. Schultz, Andrew R. Wager, Sridhar Karimpuzha Seshadri, Gary R. Gibbons, Scott M. Corbin, John Goewert, Thomas L. Simpson, Faron L. Blessing, James D. Voll, Kin Meng Choi, Stephen S. Amrhein, Herve Gautier, Jean-Francois Lellig, Philippe Kaikenger, Matthieu Guetta
  • Publication number: 20190262204
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for patient support include arrangements of patient support tops, that are selectively connectible with a connection assembly, through a slide assembly allowing particular arrangement of the patient support tops. The patient support tops can be arranged for flip rotation to assist in positioning a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Ben HERTZ, Joshua C. HIGHT, Jason S. BERNOTSKY, Christopher B. DUBOIS, Andrew L. THOMPSON, Zachary B. KONSIN, David C. NEWKIRK, Andrew D. CLARK, Kyle S. MCKENNEY
  • Publication number: 20190254905
    Abstract: A limb support comprises a spar, a limb rest, and a coupler. The spar is configured to be supported from a patient support apparatus and adjustable relative to the patient support and has a longitudinal axis. The coupler includes a release that is selectively actuable to release locking mechanisms to permit adjustment of the limb rest relative to the spar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy A. LANE, II, Joshua J. MORIARTY, David C. NEWKIRK, Neal WIGGERMANN, David J. HITCHCOCK, Zachary S. THEOHARIDIS, Jessica PIMENTAL, Michael DIODATO, Michael NORDLING, Hung NGUYEN, Martin HAENEL
  • Patent number: 10350116
    Abstract: An incontinence detection system includes an incontinence detection pad for placement beneath a person to be monitored. The incontinence detection pad has a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. A reader is provided and a plurality of antennae is coupled to the reader. The reader includes a bistatic radio frequency (RF) switch matrix which is operable to establish a first antenna of the plurality of antennae as a transmit antenna that is used to wirelessly energize the passive RFID tag and to establish a second antennae of the plurality of antennae as a receive antenna that is used to read backscattered data that may be emitted from the passive RFID tag. The first and second antennae are situated in respective housings that are spaced apart from each other. An arrangement of first and second electrodes on an electrical sheet of an incontinence pad is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin M. Monson, Marwan Nusair, James D. Voll, Ryan S. Severns, Dan R. Tallent, Bryan Weidman, Joseph T. Canter, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20190029906
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for patient support include arrangement of a patient support top for rotation and a rotation lockout assembly for selectively blocking against rotation of the patient support top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 31, 2019
    Inventors: Zachary B. Konsin, Michael C. Pierce, Alexander E. Rojas, Christopher B. Dubois, Phillip B. Dolliver, Jason S. Bernotsky, Andrew L. Thompson, David C. Newkirk, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 10159616
    Abstract: A modular architectural wall system for a patient room may support accessories and include panels. The architectural wall system may include gas outlets and electrical outlets mounted to a surface of the architectural wall system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: WITTROCK ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Sebastian Moster, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 10163322
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20180333082
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Mike J. Viltro, Chris L. Hildenbrand, James L. Walke, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric R. Meyer, David C. Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Publication number: 20180322760
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20180271729
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 10045715
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J Hoffman, Mike J Viltro, Chris L Hildenbrand, James L Walke, Aziz A Bhai, Eric R Meyer, David C Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P Fisk
  • Patent number: 10037674
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10004654
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: D826615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D826616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D855369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke