Patents by Inventor Gregory W. Branson

Gregory W. Branson 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: 20190060146
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, and a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer. A pressure sensing layer is located underneath the support layer. At least one air supply is coupled to the support layer. A controller is coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls inflation and deflation of the support layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley T. Wilson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Daniel K. Stevens, Darrell L. Borgman, Dennis S. Flessate, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, John Alan Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Karen Janoff, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel Hopkins King, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Richard B. Stacy, Sohrab Soltani, Stephen L. Douglas
  • Patent number: 10130539
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 10098798
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region within the cover, a first air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, air bladders including a head zone and a seat zone located beneath the first layer, a first sensing assembly located beneath the head zone, a second air supply coupled to the air bladders to selectively inflate and deflate the air bladders, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the first and second air supplies to control inflation and deflation of the air bladders and to control air flow through the permeable layer. The controller also receives a signal from the first sensing assembly, determines whether the patient support is occupied, and adjusts air flow through the first layer based on the signal from the first sensing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20180228687
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel G. Chase, Karen M. Gove, Timothy J. Ikeler, Stephen R. Schulte, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa Maria Mirabella
  • Patent number: 9968511
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HILL-ROM SERVICES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Keith A. Huster, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel G. Chase, Karen M. Gove, Timothy J. Ikeler, Stephen R. Schulte, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa Maria Mirabella
  • Publication number: 20180064593
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9833369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170266070
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas E. Uzzle
  • Publication number: 20170224560
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9707141
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas Uzzle
  • Patent number: 9655457
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170112707
    Abstract: A therapy system is operable to deliver at least one respiratory therapy to a patient. For example, therapy system may be operable to deliver any one or more of the following therapies: a high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy, a positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy, a nebulizer therapy, an intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) therapy, a cough assist therapy, a suction therapy, a bronchial dilator therapy, and the like. The therapy system is contained in a housing supported by a mobile stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Keith A. HUSTER, Gregory W. BRANSON, Todd P. O'NEAL, Mayur YERMANENI, Daniel G. CHASE, Karen M. GOVE, Timothy J. IKELER, Stephen R. SCHULTE, Rachel HOPKINS KING, Teresa Maria MIRABELLA
  • Publication number: 20170014289
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 9329076
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9259098
    Abstract: A patient support surface includes a cushion and an inflatable patient positioning unit. The cushion is adapted to support a patient. The inflatable patient positioning unit is arranged over a portion of a top side of the cushion at a foot end of the cushion. The inflatable patient positioning unit includes a plurality of positioner bladders shaped so that when inflated a distal end of each positioner bladder is taller than a proximal end of the positioner bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua A. Williams, Neal Wiggermann, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Luke Gibson, Rachel L. Williamson, Andrew R. Kerr, Kathryn Smith, Darrell Borgman, Bryan W. Wuebker
  • Patent number: 9220655
    Abstract: A system for compression therapy includes a patient-support apparatus and a compression sleeve assembly that is coupleable to the patient-support apparatus. In some embodiments, the patient-support apparatus includes a hospital bed and in other embodiments, the patient-support apparatus includes a mattress for a bed. The compression sleeve assembly includes a sleeve that couples to a patient's limb and that inflates to promote blood flow. The compression sleeve assembly also includes a conduit and a compression module that is operable to inflate the sleeve through the conduit. The conduit may be routed, at least in part, through the associated patient-support apparatus. The compression module may be situated, at least in part, in a cavity of the associated patient-support apparatus. A compression module may be coupled to an architectural structure, such as a headwall unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Biondo, Catherine A. Pietsch, Michael Z. Sleva, Gregory W. Branson, Jeffrey S. Lockwood, Rachel H. Elizabeth Hopkins, Todd P. O'Neal
  • 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: 20150182400
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20150157521
    Abstract: A patient support surface includes a cushion and an inflatable patient positioning unit. The cushion is adapted to support a patient. The inflatable patient positioning unit is arranged over a portion of a top side of the cushion at a foot end of the cushion. The inflatable patient positioning unit includes a plurality of positioner bladders shaped so that when inflated a distal end of each positioner bladder is taller than a proximal end of the positioner bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Joshua A. Williams, Neal Wiggermann, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Luke Gibson, Rachel L. Williamson, Andrew R. Kerr, Kathryn Smith, Darrell Borgman, Bryan W. Wuebker