Patents by Inventor Jason A. Penninger

Jason A. Penninger 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: 20170027813
    Abstract: A respiratory therapy apparatus includes components operable to simultaneously provide a High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) therapy and a Mechanical Insufflation/Exsufflation (MIE) therapy to a patient. The respiratory therapy apparatus includes a controller that controls a synchronization of the HFCWO therapy and the MIE therapy to provide respiratory therapy to the patient to effectively clear mucous or induce deep sputum from the lungs of patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Jason A. Penninger, Brian E. Byrd, Brian C. Becker, Michael A. Roux, Kristin McFall
  • Patent number: 9138173
    Abstract: A system for interoperability of a person support apparatus and various patient mobility devices are disclosed. The system allows for communication between the person support apparatus and various patient mobility devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Penninger, Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20150136146
    Abstract: A method comprises determining a person's level of risk for developing an adverse condition; selecting a care protocol based on the level of risk; displaying a proposed configuration of a person support structure corresponding to the care protocol for a caregiver to approve; and upon approval by the caregiver, implementing the configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Hood, David L. Ribble, Laetitia Gazagnes, Pierre Deguignet, Aziz A. Bhai, Eric D. Agdeppa, Neal Wiggermann, Charles A. Howell, Varad N. Srivastava, Jason A. Penninger
  • Patent number: 8844078
    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: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Aziz A. Bhai, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Jason A. Penninger
  • Publication number: 20130309713
    Abstract: Pathogen and chemical detection systems for use with a patient support apparatus and related methods are disclosed. A fluid or biologic sample from the vicinity of a person supported by a person support apparatus is acquired and transmitted to a pathogen detection sensor. A graphical caregiver interface is supplied output from the pathogen detection sensor and detects the presence of a chemical. The graphical caregiver interface communicates with an electronic medical records database, and alarm and a nurse call system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: David Ribble, Michelle McCleerey, Eric Agdeppa, Brian Lawrence, Jason Penninger
  • Patent number: 8474072
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a mattress support deck coupled to the frame. The mattress support deck 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. The patient support apparatus has at least one actuator coupled to the mattress support deck and operable to move the mattress support deck between the horizontal position and the chair egress position. Control circuitry is coupled to the at least one actuator and is operable to command operation of the at least one actuator. In response to the control circuitry receiving a chair lockout signal, the at least one actuator is prevented from being operated to move the mattress support deck into the chair egress position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. O'Keefe, Jason A. Penninger
  • Patent number: 8413273
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Aziz A. Bhai, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Jason A. Penninger
  • Publication number: 20130076517
    Abstract: A system for interoperability of a person support apparatus and various patient mobility devices are disclosed. The system allows for communication between the person support apparatus and various patient mobility devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Penninger, Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20130049966
    Abstract: An occupant support suite comprises a bed (20) an acoustic sensor (110, 110A) associated with the bed for receiving an acoustic signature (160) corresponding to a stand alone device (150) and a processor (112, 112A) for comparing the signature to a library (116) of reference signatures, and, if the comparison is satisfactory, issuing a notification (208) to the bed, to an off-bed destination (210) or to both. A related method for responding to the acoustic signature comprises receiving (200) the signature, determining if the signature compares satisfactorily (204, 206) to a reference signature and, if so, issuing a notification (208) to an occupant support, to an off-support destination (210) or to both. Another related method for responding to the acoustic signature comprises receiving the signature and causing the occupant support to undergo a change of state from an initial state causally unrelated to the defined condition to a changed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: Jason A. Penninger, David W. Hornbach, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • Publication number: 20130046216
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system for DVT prevention and therapy coupled to a person support surface of a person-support apparatus. In one embodiment the system can include at least one bladder, a controller, a fluid supply unit and a valve assembly in one embodiment. The at least one bladder can be configured to provide percussion therapy or sequential compression to the lower limbs of the person supported on the person-support apparatus. The fluid supply unit can be configured to supply fluid to the at least one bladder via the valve assembly. The controller can control the opening and closing of the valve assembly depending on the pressure inside the at least one bladder. In another embodiment, the system for DVT prevention and therapy uses mechanical actuation devices to provide a mechanical stimulus to the patient's limb.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher R. O'Keefe, David Ribble, Rachel Williamson, Timothy J. Receveur, Jason Amrhein, Jason Penninger
  • Patent number: 8266741
    Abstract: A bed for use with a patient coupled to a medical device via at least one patient care line is provided. The bed includes a frame including at least one movable patient support section and an actuator coupled to the movable patient support section. The actuator is operable to move the movable patient support section. The bed also includes control circuitry that is coupled to the actuator to command operation of the actuator. The control circuitry ceases operation of the actuator in response to receiving a signal indicative of an unwanted condition of the at least one patient care line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Penninger, David W. Hornbach, Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20120124744
    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: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Aziz A. Bhai, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Jason A. Penninger
  • Publication number: 20120073054
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a mattress support deck coupled to the frame. The mattress support deck 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. The patient support apparatus has at least one actuator coupled to the mattress support deck and operable to move the mattress support deck between the horizontal position and the chair egress position. Control circuitry is coupled to the at least one actuator and is operable to command operation of the at least one actuator. In response to the control circuitry receiving a chair lockout signal, the at least one actuator is prevented from being operated to move the mattress support deck into the chair egress position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher R. O'Keefe, Jason A. Penninger
  • Publication number: 20120036638
    Abstract: A bed for use with a patient coupled to a medical device via at least one patient care line is provided. The bed includes a frame including at least one movable patient support section and an actuator coupled to the movable patient support section. The actuator is operable to move the movable patient support section. The bed also includes control circuitry that is coupled to the actuator to command operation of the actuator. The control circuitry ceases operation of the actuator in response to receiving a signal indicative of an unwanted condition of the at least one patient care line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Jason A. Penninger, David W. Hornbach, Christopher R. O'Keefe