Patents by Inventor Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III

Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III 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: 20150351983
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Publication date: December 10, 2015
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, JR., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 9177465
    Abstract: A bed status system includes a patient support apparatus having a status, a location unit configured to provide a location to the patient support apparatus, and a bed status module coupled to the location unit and the patient support apparatus to receive the status and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9142923
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, III, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • 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: 20150221198
    Abstract: A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or additionally, other types of equipment may be monitored by the system. Various configurations of network interface units that are coupleable to or integrated into a hospital bed are also disclosed. The system receives data from the hospital beds and/or other equipment and initiates a communication to a wireless communication device of at least one designated caregiver in response to the received data being indicative of an alarm condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Publication date: August 6, 2015
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, JR., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Christopher A. Mathura
  • Patent number: 9050031
    Abstract: A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or additionally, other types of equipment may be monitored by the system. Various configurations of network interface units that are coupleable to or integrated into a hospital bed are also disclosed. The system receives data from the hospital beds and/or other equipment and initiates a communication to a wireless communication device of at least one designated caregiver in response to the received data being indicative of an alarm condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Christopher A. Mathura
  • 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: 20150082295
    Abstract: A hospital bed is programmable with new firmware that is downloaded to the bed over a network. The firmware is downloaded to the bed automatically from a remote computer device. The remote computer device receives a message from the hospital bed which includes data regarding the version number of the bed's current firmware, and if the version number indicates that the firmware is an outdated version, the remote computer device downloads a new version of the firmware to the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, JR., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20150047126
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for optimizing a level of fluidization of a fluidizable medium in a fluidized person support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kristopher Klink, Frank Sauser, Charles A. Lachenbruch, John Murphy, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20150022330
    Abstract: A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or additionally, other types of equipment may be monitored by the system. Various configurations of network interface units that are coupleable to or integrated into a hospital bed are also disclosed. The system receives data from the hospital beds and/or other equipment and initiates a communication to a wireless communication device of at least one designated caregiver in response to the received data being indicative of an alarm condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, JR., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Christopher A. Mathura
  • Patent number: 8917166
    Abstract: A hospital bed has a bed frame and communication circuitry operable to transmit bed status data to a network of a healthcare facility and to receive messages from the network. The messages include information indicating whether bed status conditions are being monitored by a remote computer of the network for generation of alert messages to at least one caregiver in response to alert conditions being indicated by the bed status data. The bed has at least one user input that is used locally at the bed to enable and suspend monitoring of the bed status conditions by the remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20140352067
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Carl William Riley, Keith Adam Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 8866610
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140297327
    Abstract: A care system includes a mobile communication device, a remote server, and a patient support system in communication with either or both of the mobile communication device and the remote server. The mobile communication device operates as a user interface for the patient support system. The remote server provides computing power for the patient support system for resource intensive computing tasks. A system for use in a healthcare facility includes patient care devices located in a patient room. The system also includes an application server located remotely from the patient room. The application server stores application software associated with each patient care device. The system further includes a universal caregiver interface situated in the patient room and in communication with the application server. The universal caregiver interface receives application software from the application server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Eric D. Agdeppa, Steven A. Dixon, Charles A. Howell, Thomas M. Gillis, Benjamin E. Howell, Christian Saucier, Kelli F. Rempel, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Andrew S. Robinson, Mary Butler, Bryan J. Bello, Michael S. Hood
  • Patent number: 8847756
    Abstract: A bed includes bed status indicators, such as a pair of spaced lamp modules that are illuminated to signify a satisfactory status or an unsatisfactory status of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan R. Tallent, William G. Pittenger, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, James L. Walke
  • Publication number: 20140275833
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus, a camera, and a controller. The controller is configured to receive image data from the camera and to determine at least one of pulmonary and circulatory characteristics of a patient supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140248804
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, III, Williams F. Collins, JR., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Publication number: 20140228719
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support structure, such as a bed frame or mattress or both, that is configured to support a patient in a recumbent position. The patient support structure is configured to provide at least one therapy to a patient. A therapy enabler token is coupleable to the patient support structure. The at least one therapy is disabled when the therapy enabler token is decoupled from the patient support structure and the at least one therapy is enabled in response to the therapy enabler token being coupled to the patient support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Stephen L. Douglas, Ruchik A. Amin, Timothy J. Receveur, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140184409
    Abstract: A bed status system includes a patient support apparatus having a status, a location unit configured to provide a location to the patient support apparatus, and a bed status module coupled to the location unit and the patient support apparatus to receive the status and the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 8727804
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, III, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher