Patents by Inventor David P. Lubbers

David P. Lubbers 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: 10251797
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L Kramer, Eugene E Osborne, James K Findlay, Glenn C Suttman, Jeffrey R Welling, Robert A Kinker, Jr., John W Koenig, Matthew C Visca, John B Wilker, Jr., Gregory W Branson, Bruce E Dickman, Jr., Dean M Valvano, William L Jacques, II, Francis C Ganance, Douglas J Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A Albersmeyer, Roger S Philbeck, Aziz A Bhai, Nicholas C Batta, Terry L Richter, Thomas F Riggs, Kenith W Chambers, Steven J Schwartz, Matthew R Knue, Steven A Dixon, Joshua W Shenk, Brent E Goodwin, Andrew F Skinner, Gregory J Figel, James R Stolpmann, Brian J Hoffman, Irvin J Vanderpohl, III, David W Hornbach, Paul R Weil, Eric R Meyer, David P Lubbers, Roberta M Murnyack, Cami S Bright
  • Publication number: 20180161225
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventors: Robert Mark ZERHUSEN, Richard Henry HEIMBROCK, Arpit SHAH, Aziz A. BHAI, Bradley Thomas SMITH, Catherine Marie WAGNER, Charles A. LACHENBRUCH, Clay Gerome OWSLEY, Dan R. TALLENT, Daniel NACHTIGAL, David L. BEDEL, David J. BRZENCHEK, David J. HITCHCOCK, David P. LUBBERS, Douglas A. SEIM, Douglas E. BORGMAN, Eric David BENZ, Florin IUCHA, Frank E. SAUSER, Gavin M. MONSON, James W. PASCOE, James L. WALKE, Jared RUDE, John G. BYERS, John D. CHRISTIE, Jonathan D. TURNER, Joshua A. WILLIAMS, Karen LANNING, Kathryn SMITH, Kirsten M. EMMONS, Mary Kay BRINKMAN, Michael BUCCIERI, Nathaniel William HIXON, Neal WIGGERMANN, Richard Joseph SCHUMAN, Sr., Scott M. CORBIN, Sravan MAMIDI, Todd P. O'NEAL, Todd Steven VENTROLA, Travis PELO, Unnati OJHA, David Lance RIBBLE, Brian L. LAWRENCE, Douglas A. ECKSTEIN
  • Patent number: 9925102
    Abstract: A system for changing the width of a person support apparatus includes a bed controller for receiving a command signal indicating a command for width alteration, a first motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a first deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the first deck section, and a second motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a second deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the second deck section. The bed controller controls the first motor and the second motor in a manner that causes the first deck section to reach a first deck section width alteration limit at a first time and the second deck section to reach a second deck section width alteration limit at a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are not equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170340497
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, and a rack and pinion mechanism for extending and retracting the wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Patent number: 9763840
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, and a rack and pinion mechanism for extending and retracting the wing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Patent number: 9757293
    Abstract: A bed comprises a deck section having a width and left and right outboard deck edges. Left side and right side wings are movably coupled to the deck section. The bed also includes a left leadscrew receiver mounted on the left wing, a right leadscrew receiver mounted on the right wing, and left and right motor assemblies both mounted on the deck section. A left leadscrew is coupled to the left motor assembly and to the left leadscrew receiver. A right leadscrew is coupled to the right motor assembly and to the right leadscrew receiver. Motor operation is capable of moving the wing to which it is coupled between a deployed position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is outboard of the respective outboard edge of the deck section and a stored position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is inboard of its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170252243
    Abstract: A system for changing the width of a person support apparatus includes a bed controller for receiving a command signal indicating a command for width alteration, a first motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a first deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the first deck section, and a second motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a second deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the second deck section. The bed controller controls the first motor and the second motor in a manner that causes the first deck section to reach a first deck section width alteration limit at a first time and the second deck section to reach a second deck section width alteration limit at a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are not equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Patent number: 9737452
    Abstract: An arm is pivotally coupled to a support structure at one end and a patient care equipment support, such as a service head, is pivotally coupled to the arm at the other end. The arm has a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion for extension and retraction relative to the first portion. Brakes are provided to brake the extension and retraction of the portions of the arm, to brake the pivoting movement of the arm relative to the support structure, and to brake the pivoting movement of the patient care equipment support relative to the arm. Each of the brakes is releasable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: David P. Lubbers, Paul R. Weil, D. Scott Manlove, Brian J. Hoffman, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20160038360
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, and a rack and pinion mechanism for extending and retracting the wing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Patent number: 9173796
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, a leadscrew having a rotational axis, a leadscrew driver coupled to the leadscrew for rotating the leadscrew about its axis, and a release unit. The release unit is coupled to the wing and configured to move between a) an engaged position in which the release unit engages the lead screw and moves therealong as the leadscrew rotates about the rotational axis thereby causing the wing to translate relative to the fixed width section; and b) a disengaged position in which the release unit is disengaged from the leadscrew.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Patent number: 9107511
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a patient, such as a hospital bed, is provided. The apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one fluid containing bladder. A pressure control assembly is operably coupled with the bladder. When the fluid pressure within the bladder falls outside of an acceptable range of pressure values, the active adjustment of the pressure within the bladder is initiated by the pressure control assembly if the pressure does not return to the acceptable range of pressure values within a time period, e.g., a time delay, that has a variable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Skinner, Sandy M. Richards, David P. Lubbers, Steven A. Dixon, Richard B. Stacy, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20150224005
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth L Kramer, Eugene E. Osborne, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Jeffrey R. Welling, Robert A. Kinker, JR., John W. Koenig, Matthew C. Visca, John B. Wilker, JR., Gregory W. Branson, Bruce E. Dickman, JR., Dean M. Valvano, William L. Jacques, II, Francis C. Ganance, Douglas J. Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz A. Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Thomas F. Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Steven J. Schwartz, Matthew R. Knue, Steven A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent E. Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Eric R. Meyer, David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Bright
  • Publication number: 20150128347
    Abstract: A bed comprises a deck section having a width and left and right outboard deck edges. Left side and right side wings are movably coupled to the deck section. The bed also includes a left leadscrew receiver mounted on the left wing, a right leadscrew receiver mounted on the right wing, and left and right motor assemblies both mounted on the deck section. A left leadscrew is coupled to the left motor assembly and to the left leadscrew receiver. A right leadscrew is coupled to the right motor assembly and to the right leadscrew receiver. Motor operation is capable of moving the wing to which it is coupled between a deployed position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is outboard of the respective outboard edge of the deck section and a stored position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is inboard of its deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen E. Hutchison, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Brian Guthrie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Robert A. Bossingham, Mark Tyler Rigsby, James D. Lattimore, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Patent number: 9009893
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Eugene E. Osborne, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Jeffrey R. Welling, Robert A. Kinker, Jr., John W. Koenig, Matthew C. Visca, John B. Wilker, Jr., Gregory W. Branson, Bruce E. Dickman, Jr., Dean M. Valvano, William L. Jacques, II, Francis C. Ganance, Douglas J. Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz A. Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Thomas F. Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Steven J. Schwartz, Matthew R. Knue, Steven A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent E. Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Eric R. Meyer, David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Scheele
  • Publication number: 20140215717
    Abstract: A bed comprises a fixed width deck section, a wing movably coupled to the fixed width section, a leadscrew having a rotational axis, a leadscrew driver coupled to the leadscrew for rotating the leadscrew about its axis, and a release unit. The release unit is coupled to the wing and configured to move between a) an engaged position in which the release unit engages the lead screw and moves therealong as the leadscrew rotates about the rotational axis thereby causing the wing to translate relative to the fixed width section; and b) a disengaged position in which the release unit is disengaged from the leadscrew.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Tyler Rigsby, Brian Guthrie, Stephen E. Hutchison, Frank Lewis, David P. Lubbers, Christian H. Reinke, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri
  • Patent number: 8710950
    Abstract: A wireless control system includes a device for sending a wireless signal, a receiver for receiving the wireless signal, and circuitry for processing the wireless signal. The circuitry includes a learn mode in which a device is associated with the control signal to the exclusion of commands from other devices not associated with the circuitry. The device transmits a wireless signal redundantly over a plurality of frequencies. The control system may chooses a signal frequency and receiver combination to maintain a quality signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David P. Lubbers, Matthew C. Visca, Brian Hoffman, James L. Walke, Robert M. Zerhusen, James K. Findlay
  • Publication number: 20140102567
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a patient, such as a hospital bed, is provided. The apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one fluid containing bladder. A pressure control assembly is operably coupled with the bladder. When the fluid pressure within the bladder falls outside of an acceptable range of pressure values, the active adjustment of the pressure within the bladder is initiated by the pressure control assembly if the pressure does not return to the acceptable range of pressure values within a time period, e.g., a time delay, that has a variable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Skinner, Sandy M. Richards, David P. Lubbers, Steven A. Dixon, Richard B. Stacy, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20140047641
    Abstract: A system for changing width of a person support apparatus is disclosed. A person support apparatus comprises at least one deck extension which is configured to be retracted or extended by at least one motor controlled by a bed controller. A mattress controller communicates with a bed controller and controls a fluid supply device to inflate or deflate a mattress supported by the person support apparatus to alter the width of the mattress. The mattress may also be inflated or deflated in response to manual extension or retraction of the deck extension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, Victor Potter, David P. Lubbers
  • Patent number: 8620477
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a patient, such as a hospital bed, is provided. The apparatus includes a patient support surface and at least one fluid containing bladder. A pressure control assembly is operably coupled with the bladder. When the fluid pressure within the bladder falls outside of an acceptable range of pressure values, the active adjustment of the pressure within the bladder is initiated by the pressure control assembly if the pressure does not return to the acceptable range of pressure values within a time period, e.g., a time delay, that has a variable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew F. Skinner, Sandy M. Richards, David P. Lubbers, Steven A. Dixon, Richard B. Stacy, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20120298459
    Abstract: An occupant support 30 includes a frame 32, at least one rolling element 44 enabling the frame to be rolled from an origin to a destination and a brake command generator 60 adapted to generate a brake command 62. An electromachine 66 produces an output 68 in response to the brake command for decelerating the rolling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: David P. Lubbers, David A. Albersmeyer, Gregory A. Meyer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Dale J. Struewing