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: 7921489
    Abstract: A system for supporting patient care equipment alongside a patient support is provided. In one embodiment, the system includes a plurality of arms supported by a support structure. The arms may be pivoted to either side of the patient support. The arms may be stored in a console. At least one of the arms may carry service conduits that provide medical air, oxygen, vacuum, nitrogen, nitrous oxide, or electricity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Michael E. Cerimele, Mark A. Graham, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 7884735
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support includes power and data connectors configured to be coupled to power and data connectors of patient care equipment when the patient care equipment is coupled to the equipment support to provide a power coupling and a data coupling between the patient care equipment and the equipment support. The equipment support is transferable between a first device, such as a hospital bed, and a second device, such as an overhead support arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20110006180
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first coupling member and a second device having a second coupling member. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler coupled to the equipment supporting portion and having first and second clamps. The first clamp is configured to grip the first coupling member and the second clamp is configured to grip the second coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Cristian J. Daugbjerg
  • Patent number: 7865983
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a hospital bed, comprises a lower frame, an upper frame supported above the lower frame and configured to support a patient, and a support structure coupled to the lower frame. The support structure includes a lift having a movable portion that is movable generally vertically relative to the lower frame and relative to the upper frame. The movable portion of the lift is configured to carry a patient care equipment support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 7849537
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support includes an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment, and at least one arm pivotally coupled to the equipment supporting portion, and configured to support at least one IV container. The equipment support may include at least roller bumper rotatably coupled to the equipment supporting portion. The equipment supporting portion may include an upper horizontal member, a lower horizontal member and a pair of horizontally spaced vertical posts extending between the upper and lower members. Illustratively, the arm is pivotally coupled to one of the posts. The upper and lower horizontal members may define a space therebetween for receiving infusion management equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Graham, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20100293711
    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: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20100263123
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines is provided. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support such as a hospital bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100242176
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame including a handle movably coupled with the frame. The handle is adapted to be gripped by a person supported on the frame. The handle includes an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust the length of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20100236809
    Abstract: A locator can comprise a protective cover and a plurality of service outlets. The protective cover can be configured to be mounted on a wall. The protective cover can include a lower edge. The lower edge can be positioned at a height of less than about 10 inches above a floor. The plurality of service outlets can be coupled to the protective cover and can be positioned at a height of over 22.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 7798456
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first coupling member and a second device having a second coupling member. The equipment support comprises an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a coupler coupled to the equipment supporting portion and having first and second clamps. The first clamp is configured to grip the first coupling member and the second clamp is configured to grip the second coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Cristian J. Daugbjerg
  • Publication number: 20100223727
    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: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Hill-Rom, Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 7766289
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7735788
    Abstract: An equipment support system has a first telescoping arm and a second telescoping arm. The arms are pivotable relative to a room wall about a generally vertical axis and are extendable and retractable along respective generally horizontal axes. A first equipment support is coupled to the first telescoping arm and is configured to support patient care equipment thereon. A second equipment support is coupled to the second telescoping arm and is configured to support patient care equipment thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C Newkirk, Mark A Graham, Steven J Schwartz, Michael E Cerimele, John W Ruehl
  • Patent number: 7725964
    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: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20100095454
    Abstract: A patient support includes a lower frame, an upper frame supported above the lower frame, an equipment carrier coupled to the upper frame, and an actuator operable to adjust the orientation of the equipment carrier to compensate for the upper frame changing its orientation between the Trendelenberg and reverse Trendelenberg positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: Mark A. Graham, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner, Christian H. Reinke, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20100095604
    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: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Dennis J. Gallant, Brian J. Hoffman, Steven R. Westerfeld, Sebastian Moster, Joseph H. Abel
  • Patent number: 7676865
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support is transferable between a first device having a first tapered socket and a second device having a second tapered socket. The equipment support includes an equipment supporting portion configured to support patient care equipment and a post coupled to the equipment supporting portion and extending generally downwardly therefrom. The post has first and second tapered portions. The first tapered portion is configured for receipt in the first tapered socket and the second tapered portion being configured for receipt in the second tapered socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Graham, Michael E. Cerimele, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 7624463
    Abstract: A patient support includes a lower frame, an upper frame supported above the lower frame, an equipment carrier coupled to the upper frame, and an actuator operable to adjust the orientation of the equipment carrier to compensate for the upper frame changing its orientation between the Trendelenberg and reverse Trendelenberg positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Graham, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner, Christian H. Reinke, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20090229049
    Abstract: A bed, includes a frame 11, a deck 12 connected to the frame and a siderail 16, 17, 18, 19 supported by either of the frame and the deck. The siderail includes a base 22, 162 and an extension 23, 163. The extension has a retracted position adjacent the base and at least one deployed position spaced further from the base. A lock 30, 200 resides in the base is selectively engageable with and disengageable from the extension for resisting or enabling movement of the extension relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Craig McNeely, David C. Newkirk, Michael Z. Sleva, Keith A. Huster
  • Patent number: 7581708
    Abstract: A patient care apparatus is disclosed for use with a patient. The patient care apparatus is configured to support equipment for care of the patient. An illustrative patient care apparatus has a suspension system and a pair of modules that are coupleable together to form a cart and that are separable for attachment to different portions of the suspension system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk