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).

  • Publication number: 20160199240
    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: March 21, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Robert M. Zerhusen, John B. Wilker, JR., James M. Allen, Douglas A. Seim, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20160125716
    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: October 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 5, 2016
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 9320664
    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: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    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: 9237979
    Abstract: A gas delivery system for a patient room may include a centralized gas distribution system that provides a source of gas and a manifold for distributing the gas in the patient room. The gas delivery system may include a gas outlet coupled to a wall of the patient room and line connecting the gas outlet to the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Carnell, Brian J. Hoffman, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20150281659
    Abstract: A system includes a patient bed and a camera system that automatically, in response to an occurrence of a bed event, does one or more of the following: takes a picture of a patient on the bed, records a video of the patient for a period of time, or transmits a video of the patient for a period of time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michael S. Hood, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20150257952
    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: March 6, 2015
    Publication date: September 17, 2015
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20150075085
    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: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Dennis J. GALLANT, Brian J. HOFFMAN, Steven R. WESTERFELD, Sebastian MOSTER, Joseph H. ABEL
  • Patent number: 8955260
    Abstract: A headwall for a patient's room includes a panel having a vertically-extending front surface, an opening defined in the front surface of the headwall, and a door sized to be received in the opening. The door is vertically movable from a first position where an outer face of the door is flush with the front surface of the panel to a second position where the outer face extends parallel to the front surface and the door is positioned behind the front surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Charles L. Thomeczek, Jr., Joseph F. Meyer, Charles R. Belser, Colt M. Weberding, Dale F. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140338124
    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: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20140131301
    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: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20140137025
    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: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, John B. WILKER, JR., James M. ALLEN, Douglas A. SEIM, Irvin J. VANDERPOHL, III
  • Publication number: 20140110361
    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: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Sebastian Moster, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 8640391
    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: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Sebastian Moster, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 8615827
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a support, and an upper frame. The support is coupled to the lower frame. The upper frame is supported on the support above the lower frame. The upper frame includes a head support section and a foot support section including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion are configured to support at least a portion of the lower extremities of a person supported on the person-support apparatus. No components of the first portion and the second portion are removed from the first portion and the second portion when the first portion and the second portion are moved from a first position to a second position. The person-support apparatus can be configured to support any one of the posterior pelvic region and the feet, calf region, upper torso, or feet of a person on the foot section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8572778
    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, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, John B. Wilker, Jr., James M. Allen, Robert M. Zerhusen, Douglas A. Seim, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20130232885
    Abstract: An equipment storage soffit assembly comprises a base and a blocker door which is movable relative to the base between a closed state and a transit state. In the closed state the door cooperates with the base to form a storage space bounded at its bottom by the base and at its front by at least a portion of the blocker door. In the transit state the door is displaced from its closed state to accommodate transit of equipment between a stored position and a deployed position. The stored and deployed positions are on sides of the door that are opposite to each other when the door is in the closed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, David C. Newkirk, Joseph H. Abel, Daniel Eckstein, James R. Mitchell, Ronald J. Schwipps
  • Patent number: 8522488
    Abstract: A modular architectural system adapted for use with a finished wall in a patient room includes a service unit, a wall-masking panel, and an interface strip. The service unit includes a frame and a plurality of modular panels coupled to the frame to support service outlets relative to the finished wall. The wall-masking panel is spaced apart from the service unit and is arranged along an edge of the service unit. The interface strip is coupled to the service unit and arranged along the edge of the service unit between the service unit and the wall-masking panel to interconnect the service unit and the wall-masking panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Joseph H. Abel
  • Publication number: 20130191990
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an architectural system and a patient adjustment device. The patient adjustment device is coupled to the architectural system and adapted to pull on a patient receiver to move a patient received by the patient receiver and located on a bed relative to the bed to adjust the position of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8474921
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a patient assist bar that is coupled to a wall or to some other structure in a room of a healthcare facility, such as a headwall that is configured to be coupled to the room wall. The patient assist bar is pivotable a first axis that is substantially vertical and parallel to the headwall and a second axis that is substantially horizontal. The patient assist bar provides the patient with a stable support and guidance in moving about the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant
  • Publication number: 20130082582
    Abstract: A headwall for a patient's room includes a panel having a vertically-extending front surface, an opening defined in the front surface of the headwall, and a door sized to be received in the opening. The door is vertically movable from a first position where an outer face of the door is flush with the front surface of the panel to a second position where the outer face extends parallel to the front surface and the door is positioned behind the front surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Charles L. Thomeczek, JR., Joseph F. Meyer, Charles R. Beiser, Colt M. Weberding, Dale F. Meyer