Patents by Inventor James L. Walke

James L. Walke 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: 10660544
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Mike J. Viltro, Chris L. Hildenbrand, James L. Walke, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric R. Meyer, David C. Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Publication number: 20200100964
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a first frame and a second frame movable relative to the first frame. The patient-support apparatus further includes an obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between the first frame and the second frame of the patient-support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Michael BUCCIERI, James L. WALKE, Chris L. HILDENBRAND, John G. BYERS
  • Publication number: 20200060925
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck. A footboard is removably coupled to the frame. A compression therapy module is located inside the footboard or is mounted to a foot section of the frame. A sleeve port is pneumatically coupled to the compression therapy module and is located on the foot section. The sleeve port is configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve worn on a limb of a patient. Control circuitry is coupled to the frame and is operable to control functions of the patient support apparatus and to control the compression therapy module. A graphical display screen is coupled to the control circuitry and displays user inputs that are selected to control functions of the patient support apparatus and the compression therapy module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventors: David J. Brzenchek, Richard J. Schuman, SR., Jonathan D. Turner, James L. Walke, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen, Thomas M. Gillis
  • Patent number: 10517784
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Mark Zerhusen, Richard Henry Heimbrock, Clay Gerome Owsley, Dan R. Tallent, David J. Hitchcock, James W. Pascoe, James L. Walke, Scott M. Corbin, Sravan Mamidi, Travis Pelo
  • Patent number: 10507158
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck. A footboard is removably coupled to the frame. A compression therapy module is located inside the footboard or is mounted to a foot section of the frame. A sleeve port is pneumatically coupled to the compression therapy module and is located on the foot section. The sleeve port is configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve worn on a limb of a patient. Control circuitry is coupled to the frame and is operable to control functions of the patient support apparatus and to control the compression therapy module. A graphical display screen is coupled to the control circuitry and displays user inputs that are selected to control functions of the patient support apparatus and the compression therapy module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Brzenchek, Richard J. Schuman, Sr., Jonathan D. Turner, James L. Walke, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen, Thomas M. Gillis
  • Publication number: 20180333082
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Mike J. Viltro, Chris L. Hildenbrand, James L. Walke, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric R. Meyer, David C. Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Patent number: 10045715
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J Hoffman, Mike J Viltro, Chris L Hildenbrand, James L Walke, Aziz A Bhai, Eric R Meyer, David C Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P Fisk
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180049933
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9827157
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20170239131
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck. A footboard is removably coupled to the frame. A compression therapy module is located inside the footboard or is mounted to a foot section of the frame. A sleeve port is pneumatically coupled to the compression therapy module and is located on the foot section. The sleeve port is configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve worn on a limb of a patient. Control circuitry is coupled to the frame and is operable to control functions of the patient support apparatus and to control the compression therapy module. A graphical display screen is coupled to the control circuitry and displays user inputs that are selected to control functions of the patient support apparatus and the compression therapy module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: David J. BRZENCHEK, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Thomas M. GILLIS
  • Publication number: 20160310045
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes detectors and a controller operable to automatically update a tare weight for use in determining a true patient weight. The detectors are configured to produce signals indicating a presence or absence of a corresponding removable component. The controller is configured to determine weights of each and every removable component on the patient support apparatus and store each weight in a memory. The controller is further configured to receive the signals produced by the detectors and detect any addition or removal of removable components of the patient support apparatus, update the tare weight, and determine a weight of a patient being supported on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Publication date: October 27, 2016
    Inventors: Brian J. Hoffman, Mike J. Viltro, Chris L. Hildenbrand, James L. Walke, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric R. Meyer, David C. Newkirk, Frank Sauser, Nicole Johannigman, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Patent number: D770827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D770828
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D770829
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D771259
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D817058
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D826615
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D826616
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: D855369
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, James L. Walke