Patents by Inventor Hill-Rom Services, Inc.

Hill-Rom Services, Inc. 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: 20160314318
    Abstract: Technologies for informing a remote user of a local user's availability to receive a contact on a communication device are disclosed. The availability of the local user may be determined based on the local user's context information, which may be reported to the remote user in response to a contact status request. The local user's context information provided to the remote user may inform, for example, whether the local user is available to receive a contact, the best way to contact the local user, and/or other context information of the local user. The type and/or level of specificity of the local user's context information reported to the remote user may be determined based on a privacy level, which may be determined based on the local user's context, the identity of the remote user, and/or other criteria. In some embodiments, contact status updates may be provided to the remote user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20160301698
    Abstract: Technologies for authorizing a passenger of an autonomous vehicle include determining a passenger authorization policy based on a request for a taxi service and determining whether a passenger is authorized for the taxi service based on the passenger authorization policy. The passenger authorization policy may include a set of rules for authorizing a passenger based on the request for the taxi service and/or a global authorization policy. For example, the passenger may be authorized based on the identity of the passenger, the number of passengers, the age of the passenger, an authentication token, and/or other methodologies. The passenger authorization policy may be generated by the autonomous vehicle in response to the request for a taxi service or received from a passenger authorization management server as part of the request for the taxi service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 13, 2016
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20150236971
    Abstract: Technologies for contention-aware cloud compute scheduling include a number of compute nodes in a cloud computing cluster and a cloud controller. Each compute node collects performance data indicative of cache contention on the compute node, for example, cache misses per thousand instructions. Each compute node determines a contention score as a function of the performance data and stores the contention score in a cloud state database. In response to a request for a new virtual machine, the cloud controller receives contention scores for the compute nodes and selects a compute node based on the contention score. The cloud controller schedules the new virtual machine on the selected compute node. The contention score may include a contention metric and a contention score level indicative of the contention metric. The contention score level may be determined by comparing the contention metric to a number of thresholds. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20150222576
    Abstract: Technologies for generating a text message from user-selectable icons include a wearable computing device that determines a context associated with the wearable computing device. The wearable computing device determines user-selectable icons from predetermined user-selectable icons based on the context associated with the wearable computing device. Each of the user-selectable icons may have one or more textual meanings associated therewith for text message generation. The determined user-selectable icons may be displayed on a display of the wearable computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130219622
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck that is movable between a horizontal position to support a patient in a lying position and a chair egress position to support the patient in a sitting position. Depending upon a height of the patient, a lift system is operated to support the patient support deck relative to an underlying floor at different heights when the patient support deck is moved to the chair egress position. Depending upon a weight of the patient, at least one bladder of a mattress is either deflated or further inflated when the patient support deck is moved to the chair egress position and the patient is in the process of egressing from the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130160209
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and seat, thigh, and head sections coupled to the frame. A linkage is coupled to the head, seat, and thigh sections. The linkage has a first mode of operation in which the seat and thigh sections remain substantially parallel to each other as the head section is raised and lowered and the linkage has a second mode of operation in which the thigh section tilts relative to the seat section as the head section is raised and lowered. A handle is movable relative to the head section between a first position in which the linkage is in the first mode of operation and a second position in which the linkage is in the second mode of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130162414
    Abstract: An indicator apparatus is configurable for use in a healthcare communication system, such as a nurse call system. The indicator apparatus includes a visual indicator. The visual indicator is operable to selectively display one or more colors in response to calls received by the healthcare communication system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130159423
    Abstract: A healthcare communication system includes a first plurality of computer devices operable as a nurse call system. The first plurality of computer devices has core nurse call functionality. The system also includes a second plurality of computer devices communicatively coupled to the first plurality of computer devices. The first plurality of computer devices are interconnected logically and/or physically in a tiered architecture arrangement to provide fault isolation among the tiers so that faults occurring in computer devices of one tier don't affect the operability of computer devices in other tiers and so that faults occurring in any of the second plurality of computer devices don't affect the core nurse call functionality of the first plurality of computer devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130145700
    Abstract: An architectural system adaptable to patient acuity level has a headwall unit with a cavity, a ceiling unit, and a column coupled to the ceiling unit. The column is movable between a first position in which at least a majority of the column is situated in the cavity and a second position in which the column is situated outside the cavity. Various types of patient-care equipment is also disclosed. The patient-care equipment is included in, or is coupleable to, one or more of the ceiling unit, the headwall unit, or the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130145551
    Abstract: A fluid tank receptacle comprises a housing, a cage, and a retainer. The housing includes an opening therethrough configured to receive a fluid tank. The cage movably engages the housing and configured to support the fluid tank. The retainer is coupled to the housing and is configured to movably retain a portion of the cage within the housing such that the cage is able to move between a storage position and a use position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130131870
    Abstract: A point-of-care computer system is provided, including a display positioned in a point-of-care location. The point-of-care computer includes hardware coupled to a frame of a hospital bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130120142
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for monitoring hygiene compliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130117934
    Abstract: A siderail comprises a rail having a lower edge extending longitudinally from a head end to a foot end, and a longitudinally outer link comprising a head side outer link segment and a foot side outer link segment. Each segment is connected to the rail at a joint OR and connected to a host frame at a joint OF. The siderail also includes an inner link longitudinally intermediate the outer link segments and connected to the rail at a joint IR and to the host frame at a joint IF. The head side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the head end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link. The foot side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the foot end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130104309
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes receivers for supporting a patient-support deck. The patient-support deck is configured to engage the receivers to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130099546
    Abstract: A chair with articulable support sections and an integrated lift system may have support sections mechanically linked such that a single actuation control device may articulate multiple sections. The chair includes configurable accessories directed to the comfort of an occupant of the chair. The support sections may include air cells to adjust firmness of support section surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.