Patents by Inventor Guy Lemire

Guy Lemire 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: 10426679
    Abstract: There is provided a backrest pivoting system having a backrest and an actuator for pivoting the backrest. The actuator is pivotably connected to the backrest by a pivot defining a first pivot axis. The backrest is configured to pivot about a guide member which defines a second pivot axis coaxial with the first pivot axis. There is also provided a backrest pivoting system including an actuator and a resilient member mounted in series with the actuator. There is also provided an extendable user support assembly comprising a lower body support panel and a core support panel supported by a frame, the lower body support panel being translatable relative to the frame such that an opening is created between the lower body support panel and the core support panel when the lower body support panel is translated away from the core support panel. There is also provided a method for placing a bed in a vascular position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Jimmy Laflamme, Guy Lemire, Jean-Philippe Beaudet, Gabriel Mercier, Esther Berthelot
  • Patent number: 10117798
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbe, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Patent number: 10058468
    Abstract: A siderail assembly for a bed, the bed having a patient support assembly, the siderail assembly comprising: a siderail disposed in a siderail plane; a mounting member for mounting to the patient support assembly; at least two parallel connecting arms, each connecting arm having a first end pivotably connected to the mounting member and a second end pivotably connected to the siderail, each connecting arm being adapted to pivot relative to the siderail about a first pivot axis and to pivot relative to the mounting member about a second pivot axis to allow the siderail to pivot along an arcuate path relative to the mounting member, the first and second pivot axes being parallel to each other and angled relative to the siderail plane to allow the siderail to move in a direction perpendicular to the siderail plane when pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Marco Morin, Guy Lemire, Gabriel Mercier
  • Patent number: 9987182
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbe, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Publication number: 20170326010
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbe, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Patent number: 9815439
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a patient support, and a lift mechanism wherein the lift mechanism is coupled to the patient support by at least one upper pivot connection. The upper pivot connection includes an elongated slot and a pin captured in the elongated slot to form a sliding pivot axis, with the sliding pivot axis traveling along the elongated slot when the lift mechanism raises or lowers the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Pare, Pascal Castonguay, Marco Constant
  • Publication number: 20170270772
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Applicant: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbe, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Patent number: 9754476
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: UMANO MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbé, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Patent number: 9555778
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support surface, a manually operable brake operatively associated with the patient support surface, a manual brake activation handle or pedal for manually operating the manually operable brake, and an electrically powered actuator. The actuator is mechanically coupled to the manually operable brake and to the manual brake activation handle or pedal, and actuates the manually operable brake and moves the manual brake activation handle or pedal from a first position to a second portion in response to a signal at the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Luc Petitpas
  • Patent number: 9539156
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a deck, a plurality of side rails, a control panel, and a plurality of subsystems, such as a bed exit system that detects when a patient may exit from the support apparatus, or a lifting mechanism to raise and lower the deck. A controller is in communication with the control panel and is adapted to monitor conditions regarding the side rails and/or the other subsystems. At least one lamp is also provided on the patient support apparatus that is adapted to be illuminated in a first manner when a plurality of monitored conditions remain in a desired state, and in a second manner when at least one of the plurality of monitored conditions changes to an undesired state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Paré, Pascal Castonguay, Luc Petitpas, David Kim Soui Wan Fong, David T. Becker, Christopher J. Hopper, Michael J. Hayes, Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20160287459
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a patient support, and a lift mechanism wherein the lift mechanism is coupled to the patient support by at least one upper pivot connection. The upper pivot connection includes an elongated slot and a pin captured in the elongated slot to form a sliding pivot axis, with the sliding pivot axis traveling along the elongated slot when the lift mechanism raises or lowers the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Publication date: October 6, 2016
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Pare, Pascal Castonguay, Marco Constant
  • Publication number: 20160058640
    Abstract: A siderail assembly for a bed, the bed having a patient support assembly, the siderail assembly comprising: a siderail disposed in a siderail plane; a mounting member for mounting to the patient support assembly; at least two parallel connecting arms, each connecting arm having a first end pivotably connected to the mounting member and a second end pivotably connected to the siderail, each connecting arm being adapted to pivot relative to the siderail about a first pivot axis and to pivot relative to the mounting member about a second pivot axis to allow the siderail to pivot along an arcuate path relative to the mounting member, the first and second pivot axes being parallel to each other and angled relative to the siderail plane to allow the siderail to move in a direction perpendicular to the siderail plane when pivoting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Marco Morin, Guy Lemire, Gabriel Mercier
  • Publication number: 20160063846
    Abstract: A system for determining a location of a patient on a hospital bed comprising: at least one deformation sensor adapted to generate a signal indicative of a deformation of a frame of the bed; a location determination unit for determining a lateral and/or longitudinal location of the patient based on the deformation of the frame. A method for monitoring an exit of a patient from a hospital bed comprising: determining a patient location on the bed based on measured deformation and generating an alarm signal if the determined location is outside a predetermined area. A weight sensing system for a hospital bed having a base with a suspended frame suspended from a fixed frame comprising: a load sensor connecting the suspended frame and the fixed frame via a suspension member which is unsecured from the fixed frame to allow free vertical movement of the suspended frame relative to the fixed frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Richard Labbé, Jimmy Laflamme, Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Luc Landry, Jean-Philippe Beaudet
  • Publication number: 20160058639
    Abstract: There is provided a backrest pivoting system having a backrest and an actuator for pivoting the backrest. The actuator is pivotably connected to the backrest by a pivot defining a first pivot axis. The backrest is configured to pivot about a guide member which defines a second pivot axis coaxial with the first pivot axis. There is also provided a backrest pivoting system including an actuator and a resilient member mounted in series with the actuator. There is also provided an extendable user support assembly comprising a lower body support panel and a core support panel supported by a frame, the lower body support panel being translatable relative to the frame such that an opening is created between the lower body support panel and the core support panel when the lower body support panel is translated away from the core support panel. There is also provided a method for placing a bed in a vascular position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Publication date: March 3, 2016
    Inventors: Sylvain Lacasse, Steve Bolduc, Jimmy Laflamme, Guy Lemire, Jean-Philippe Beaudet, Gabriel Mercier, Esther Berthelot
  • Patent number: 9126571
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, with a barrier, and a patient support surface supported in the frame. The apparatus further includes a control system with a controller, which is incorporated into the surface or the frame, and which is in communication with at least one functional component associated with the surface or the frame for controlling or monitoring the functional component. The control system further includes a touch-screen display in communication with the controller for controlling the functional component, which is positioned in the barrier between the exterior and interior side of the barrier wherein the display is incorporated into the barrier and accessible at the exterior or interior side for access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Paré, Pascal Castonguay, Luc Petitpas, David Kim Soui Wan Fong, Jeffrey Joseph Thompson
  • Patent number: 8864205
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, gurney, surgical table, or the like, is disclosed that includes at least one form of wireless energy transfer and/or at least one form of wireless communication amongst its components. The wireless energy transfer may include the inductive transfer of electrical energy from the main body of the patient support apparatus to a mattress positioned thereon that uses electrical energy. Alternatively, the wireless energy transfer may include the inductive transfer or electrical energy from a stationary power station to the patient support itself. Or, the patient support apparatus may include both types of inductive energy transfer. The wireless communication may be between a controller on the main body of the patient support apparatus and a controller within, or coupled to, the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Martin W. Stryker, Pascal Castonguay, Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Chad Conway Souke, Kurosh Nahavandi, Adam Darwin Downey, Robert Gregory Cox, Michael Joseph Hayes, Aaron Douglas Furman, Martin Plante
  • Publication number: 20140237721
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support surface, a manually operable brake operatively associated with the patient support surface, a manual brake activation handle or pedal for manually operating the manually operable brake, and an electrically powered actuator. The actuator is mechanically coupled to the manually operable brake and to the manual brake activation handle or pedal, and actuates the manually operable brake and moves the manual brake activation handle or pedal from a first position to a second portion in response to a signal at the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Pare, Pascal Castonguay, Luc Petitpas, David Kim Soui Wan Fong
  • Patent number: 8701229
    Abstract: A method of actuating a manually operable brake on a caster wheel of a patient support apparatus to stop motion of the apparatus includes electrically coupling the control system of the patient support to an actuator at the patient support, generating actuating signals with the control system based on input at the patient support apparatus, transmitting the actuating signals to the actuator to thereby actuate the actuator to output a driving force, and mechanically coupling the driving force of the actuator with the manually operable brake to thereby actuate the manually operable brake and thereby brake the caster wheels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Jean-Paul Dionne, Marco Morin, Richard Paré, Pascal Castonguay, Luc Petitpas, David Kim Soui Wan Fong
  • Publication number: 20120117730
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, gurney, surgical table, or the like, is disclosed that includes at least one form of wireless energy transfer and/or at least one form of wireless communication amongst its components. The wireless energy transfer may include the inductive transfer of electrical energy from the main body of the patient support apparatus to a mattress positioned thereon that uses electrical energy. Alternatively, the wireless energy transfer may include the inductive transfer or electrical energy from a stationary power station to the patient support itself. Or, the patient support apparatus may include both types of inductive energy transfer. The wireless communication may be between a controller on the main body of the patient support apparatus and a controller within, or coupled to, the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guy Lemire, Martin W. Stryker, Pascal Castonguay, Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Chad Conway Souke, Kurosh Nahavandi, Adam Darwin Downey, Robert Gregory Cox, Michael Joseph Hayes, Aaron Douglas Furman, Martin Plante
  • Publication number: 20120079652
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a prefabricated shower base. The shower base has a funnelled floor with a drain recess located in it. The drain recess has a bottom wall disposed along a first plane. A perimeter wall surrounds the funnelled floor and has a top perimeter wall surface disposed along a second plane, which defines a shower base threshold. The perimeter wall has a bottom perimeter wall surface disposed along a third plane. The first plane is located below the third plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: MAAX BATH INC.
    Inventors: Guy LEMIRE, Nicolas Lebrun, Pierre-Alexandre Hamel