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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180168899
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for supporting patients may include a support top and a positioning arm for assisting positioning of a patient's body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Jack B. Sing, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Publication number: 20180104123
    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: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, John B. Wilker, JR., James M. ALLEN, Douglas A. SEIM, Irvin J. VANDERPOHL, III
  • Publication number: 20180049933
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9849051
    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: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    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
  • Patent number: 9827157
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20170270766
    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: June 8, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20170246063
    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: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Gavin M. Monson, Marwan Nusair, James D. Voll, Ryan S. Severns, Dan R. Tallent, Bryan Weidman, Joseph T. Canter, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 9711029
    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: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    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: 9629769
    Abstract: One embodiment of a support system for a lift motor unit comprises a first frame comprising left and right first stanchions and a first beam extending laterally between and connected to the stanchions. The support system also includes a similar second frame. A first connector is connected to the first beam and a second connector is connected to the second beam. A rail is connected to the connectors. Another embodiment of the lift motor support system includes similar third and fourth frames and third and fourth connectors. A first rail is connected to the third and fourth connectors, and the rail between the first and second connectors is a second rail. A traverse rail is engaged with and longitudinally translatable along the first and second primary rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20170095385
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a fluidization therapy bed. The fluidization therapy bed includes a fluidization space and a fluidizable medium positioned in the fluidization space. The patient support apparatus receives a flow of pressurized air from an air supply that fluidizes the fluidizable medium to provide an air fluidized therapy to a patient supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Nicole Johannigman, Frank Sauser, Brandon P. Fisk, Gregory J. Shannon, David C. Newkirk, Eric R. Meyer, Joseph T. Canter, Nancy H. Strzelecki, William H. Phipps
  • Publication number: 20160374847
    Abstract: A protective dressing includes an outer dressing and an adhesive layer. The outer dressing includes an opening and a cavity sized to receive a phase-change material (PCM) insert inserted through the opening. The adhesive layer is configured to adhere to a patient's skin surrounding an anatomic site. When adhered to the patient's skin, the PCM insert modifies the patient's skin at the anatomic site. The PCM insert may be removed and replaced with another PCM insert. For example, a warm PCM insert may be replaced with a refrigerated PCM insert. The opening of the outer dressing may be self-sealing. The opening of the outer dressing may be sealed with an upper layer dressing coupled to the PCM cooling insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Eric D. Agdeppa, David L. Ribble, Rachel L. Williamson, Yongfeng Li, Chris Hill, Catherine A. Vangilder, Jeffrey C. Marrion, David C. Newkirk, Robert J. Lawrence, Craig M. Meyerson, Roger P. Bonenfant, John V. Harmeyer, Steven D. Baker, Todd P. O'Neal, Ben Hertz, Murray M. Swoish, Varad N. Srivastava, David L. Bedel
  • Publication number: 20160367420
    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: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20160310045
    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: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    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: 9463126
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. 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: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: D770827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D770828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D770829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D771259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D817058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke