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: 20040199996
    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: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Michael E. Cerimele, Mark A. Graham, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20040164220
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20040133983
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus, such as a surgical table, includes a longitudinally-extending base supported on a floor and a longitudinally-extending deck supported above the base by first and second lift assemblies. The deck is articulatable to support a patient in selected positions. The lift assemblies are extendible in a vertical direction. The base is extendible in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard L. Borders, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20040133979
    Abstract: According to an aspect of this disclosure, a surgical table is convertible from a general-purpose surgical table to an orthopedic surgical table. The surgical table includes a base module and a number of modular attachments that couple to the base module to configure the surgical table for various types of orthopedic surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard L. Borders, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 6761682
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus includes a base, a patient-support portion carried by the base, a canopy situated above the patient-support portion, and a mechanism for vertically raising and lowering the canopy relative to the patient-support portion. A convective heating system is operable to provide heated air into a space defined between the patient-support portion and the canopy. A radiant heater is coupled to the canopy and is operable to direct radiant heat toward the patient-support portion. A control system controls the operation of the convective heating system and the radiant heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 6754923
    Abstract: A surgical table apparatus is provided for supporting a patient before, during, or after a surgical procedure. The surgical table apparatus includes a base and a table top. The table top includes a body support section adapted to support the body of a patient and a leg support section adapted to support the legs of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, Mark Graham, David C. Newkirk, Gary S. Siegle
  • Patent number: 6739006
    Abstract: A surgical table apparatus is provided for supporting a patient before, during, or after a surgical procedure. The surgical table apparatus includes a base and a table top. The table top includes a body support section adapted to support the body of a patient and a head support section adapted to support the head of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, Mark Graham, David C. Newkirk, Christian H. Reinke, Gary S. Siegle, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Patent number: 6669224
    Abstract: A docking assembly configured to allow a first medical device to move with a second medical device includes a hitch, a base, and a connector. The hitch is configured to be coupled to the first medical device. The base is spaced apart from the hitch and is configured to be coupled to the second medical device. The connector interconnects the hitch and the base and permits movement of the hitch relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20030167569
    Abstract: A surgical table includes a patient support deck includes a central section and at least one side section movably coupled to the central section. The at least one side section is movable between a first position substantially coplanar with the central section and a second position extending upwardly relative to the central section to inhibit lateral movement of a patient lying on the patient support deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard L. Borders, Richard Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 6611978
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a frame and a deck that is laterally movable relative to the frame between a central position and extended positions away from the central position. The patient support apparatus may further include a mounting mechanism that is configured to secure the deck to the frame. The mounting mechanism allows lateral movement relative to the frame to the extended positions away from the central position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick A. Schmidt, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20030115672
    Abstract: A medical device control system and related method for simultaneously controlling operation of first and second patient supports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20030067142
    Abstract: A docking assembly configured to allow a first medical device to move with a second medical device includes a hitch, a base, and a connector. The hitch is configured to be coupled to the first medical device. The base is spaced apart from the hitch and is configured to be coupled to the second medical device. The connector interconnects the hitch and the base and permits movement of the hitch relative to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2002
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20030061661
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a mattress supported by the frame. The apparatus also includes a coupler for coupling a power pack to one of the base, the frame and the mattress. The power pack is pivotable between a first area substantially underneath the frame and a second area substantially outside the first area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 6484334
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a mattress supported by the frame and positioned to lie above the frame to support a patient. The mattress has at least one bladder configured to receive a medium. The apparatus also includes a power pack pivotably coupled to and supported by one of the base, the frame and the mattress and configured to supply the medium to the at least one bladder of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20020170116
    Abstract: A surgical table apparatus is provided for supporting a patient before, during, or after a surgical procedure. The surgical table apparatus includes a base and a table top. The table top includes a body support section adapted to support the body of a patient and a head support section adapted to support the head of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, Mark Graham, David C. Newkirk, Christian H. Reinke, Gary S. Siegle, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20020170115
    Abstract: A surgical table apparatus is provided for supporting a patient before, during, or after a surgical procedure. The surgical table apparatus includes a base and a table top. The table top includes a body support section adapted to support the body of a patient and a leg support section adapted to support the legs of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Richard L. Borders, Mark Graham, David C. Newkirk, Gary S. Siegle
  • Patent number: 6481739
    Abstract: A docking assembly configured to allow a first medical device to move with a second medical device includes a hitch, a base, and a connector. The hitch is configured to be coupled to the first medical device. The base is spaced apart from the hitch and is configured to be coupled to the second medical device. The connector interconnects the hitch and the base and permits movement of the hitch relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20020144349
    Abstract: A patient support is provided comprising a support surface, a base, and a lift assembly positioned to support the support surface above the base. The lift assembly includes an actuator configured to adjust the height of the support surface. The actuator includes a housing formed to include first and second cylinders. The actuator further includes a first piston positioned in the first cylinder and a second piston positioned in the second cylinder. The first piston includes a first fluid passage therein. The second piston includes a second fluid passage therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2002
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: William Blyshak, Greg Figel, Gary S. Siegle, Jon Tekulve, Mark Haufler, Paul Weil, Stephen R. Schulte, David C. Newkirk, David W. Hornbach, Richard L. Borders
  • Publication number: 20020082468
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus includes a base, a patient-support portion carried by the base, a canopy situated above the patient-support portion, and a mechanism for vertically raising and lowering the canopy relative to the patient-support portion. A convective heating system is operable to provide heated air into a space defined between the patient-support portion and the canopy. A radiant heater is coupled to the canopy and is operable to direct radiant heat toward the patient-support portion. A control system controls the operation of the convective heating system and the radiant heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Publication number: 20010049465
    Abstract: A patient warming apparatus includes a patient support and a canopy that moves upwardly and downwardly relative to the patient support. A first heater is coupled to the canopy and moves upwardly and downwardly with the canopy. A second heater is coupled to the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig