Patents by Inventor Jean Bernard Duvert

Jean Bernard Duvert 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: 20200289352
    Abstract: A person lift system includes a lift unit, a sling bar that is coupled to the lift unit, where the sling bar includes a plurality of attachment points each having coupling sensors and an electronic control unit that is communicatively coupled to the coupling sensors. The person lift system also includes a lifting accessory having a plurality of lifting points that are adapted to be selectively coupled to the plurality of attachment points of the sling bar. The electronic control unit comprises a processor and a computer readable and executable instruction set which, when executed by the processor detects with the coupling sensors whether the lifting accessory is installed in a proper manner and projects an indication when the lifting accessory is installed in the proper manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Applicant: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clémentine Pirio, Melissa R. Stancato
  • Publication number: 20200268163
    Abstract: A mattress includes a support surface for supporting the body of a patient, a plurality of inflatable cells arranged below the support surface, and a valve system. The plurality of inflatable cells are arranged in layers including a first layer of inflatable cells arranged below the support surface and a second layer of inflatable cells arranged below the first layer, wherein each inflatable cell of the first layer is arranged above at least one cell of the second layer. The valve system includes a plurality of valves, each valve being fluidly connected to one of the inflatable cells of the first and second layers and each valve being controllable to enable inflation and deflation of the inflatable cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Bernard Duvert, Nicolas Renaud, Thierry Flocard, Philippe Robert Pierre Kaikenger, Clementine Pirio, Mickael Audic
  • Publication number: 20200253801
    Abstract: A person lift system includes a motor and a sling bar coupled to the motor. The sling bar includes a first attachment hook at a first end region of the sling bar and a second attachment hook at a second end region of the sling bar. A sling includes a main body section and a plurality of loops coupled to the main body section. Each of the plurality of loops is configured to attach to one of the plurality of attachment hooks. A first electronic reader is coupled to the sling bar near the first attachment hook. A second electronic reader is coupled to the sling bar near the second attachment hook. Each of a plurality of short range wireless tags is coupled to a respective one of the plurality of loops.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Mickael Audic, Marcus Linde, Daniel Johansson, Johanna Sundqvist
  • Patent number: 10682274
    Abstract: A patient positioning element is provided for fitting to a patient support device having a base portion and a patient support deck which may support a mattress with a sheet thereon. The patient positioning element includes at least one fixing element for fixing to a patient support deck, a bar element for holding a sheet in position and at least one connector element transverse to the bar for connecting or coupling the bar to the fixing element. The connector element is adjustable such that the bar may take up a first storage position adjacent or near the fixing element and a second deployed position adjacent or near the upper surface of a mattress. The patient support deck is moveable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio, Thierry Flocard, Pascal Guguin
  • Publication number: 20200170516
    Abstract: A system for identifying a location of a device includes a first antenna mounted to a plug. The first antenna surrounds one or more prongs of the plug, and the plug has a memory that stores a device ID. A second antenna receives the device ID from the first antenna when the plug is coupled to a power outlet. A controller uses a communication module to wirelessly transfer the device ID and a power outlet ID to a computer server. The computer server uses the device ID and the power outlet ID to determine the location of the device within a building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Brandon Ayers, Collin Davidson, Stephen Embree, Kenzi L. Mudge, Britten Pipher, Timothy Receveur, Mickael Audic, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Alonso De La Vega Gomez, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Publication number: 20200121528
    Abstract: A system for adjusting the configuration of a patient support apparatus includes a patient support apparatus having at least one actuator configured to adjust the configuration of the patient support apparatus and a control unit to control the at least one actuator. The control unit has a memory that is configured to store patient support apparatus configurations. The control unit is also configured to: receive a first input including patient risk information of a patient to be supported; determine an optimum patient support apparatus configuration from the patient support apparatus configurations based on the patient risk information; receive a second input from a user to accept the determined optimum patient support apparatus configuration; and if the determined optimum patient support apparatus configuration is accepted by a user, control the at least one actuator to adjust the patient support apparatus into the determined optimum patient support apparatus configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Phillippe Kaikenger, Marion Le Gall, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio
  • Publication number: 20200113762
    Abstract: A patient positioning element is provided for fitting to a patient support device having a base portion and a patient support deck which may support a mattress with a sheet thereon. The patient positioning element includes at least one fixing element for fixing to a patient support deck, a bar element for holding a sheet in position and at least one connector element transverse to the bar for connecting or coupling the bar to the fixing element. The connector element is adjustable such that the bar may take up a first storage position adjacent or near the fixing element and a second deployed position adjacent or near the upper surface of a mattress. The patient support deck is moveable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio, Thierry Flocard, Pascal Guguin
  • Publication number: 20200078246
    Abstract: A magnetic suspension system for a medical device is provided. The magnetic suspension system comprises a support structure having an area provided with a ferromagnetic characteristic, and a carriage comprising a magnet exerting a magnetic attraction force between the carriage and the support structure. The carriage comprises a friction reducing device and a drive device configured to drive a motion of the carriage upon the support structure in an arbitrary predetermined direction, the drive device being separate from the friction reducing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Bernard DUVERT, Philippe KAIKENGER, Eric D. AGDEPPA, Günter LÖFFL, Ibne SOREEFAN
  • Publication number: 20200069493
    Abstract: A system for turning a patient supported on a patient support apparatus includes a U-shaped frame and a rectangular frame pivotably coupled to the U-shaped frame. The rectangular frame includes first and second sheet grippers configured to removeably couple a plurality of sheets to the system and secure the patient between the sheets. The rectangular frame, the sheets, and the patient are configured to rotate at least 180 degrees relative to the U-shaped frame after the U-shaped frame, the rectangular frame, the sheets, and the patient are raised at least a clearance distance above the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Publication date: March 5, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe KAIKENGER, Jean-Bernard DUVERT, Thierry FLOCARD, Laurent LE MELLEC
  • Patent number: 10561555
    Abstract: A patient positioning element is provided for fitting to a patient support device having a base portion and a patient support deck which may support a mattress with a sheet thereon. The patient positioning element includes at least one fixing element for fixing to a patient support deck, a bar element for holding a sheet in position and at least one connector element transverse to the bar for connecting or coupling the bar to the fixing element. The connector element is adjustable such that the bar may take up a first storage position adjacent or near the fixing element and a second deployed position adjacent or near the upper surface of a mattress. The patient support deck is moveable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom S.A.S.
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio, Thierry Flocard, Pascal Guguin
  • Patent number: 10276021
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom SAS
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Phillippe Kaikenger
  • Publication number: 20190008711
    Abstract: A slingbar assembly for supporting a patient includes at least a first slingbar. The first slingbar includes a load bearing frame, at least two spanwisely fixed spacers attached to the frame on opposite sides of a centerplane, and a hub attached to the frame spanwisely between two of the spacers. The slingbar assembly also includes a a strap assembly engaged with the hub. The hub is operable to increase or decrease a working length of the strap assembly. Another embodiment of the slingbar assembly includes a second slingbar substantially the same as the first slingbar, and a connector extending longitudinally between and connected to the slingbars. The connector includes an attachment fixture selectively positionable along the length of the connector so that when the slingbar assembly is supported by a support structure the position of a patient's center of gravity relative to the slingbar assembly can be adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Roger Karlsson, John D. Christie, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Johan Lyckestig, Karin Olsson, Neal Wiggermann
  • Publication number: 20180344555
    Abstract: A sling for supporting a subject such as a patient includes a panel assembly including a left flank with a left end, a right flank with a right end, and an interflank panel. The interflank panel has a left extremity permanently joined to the left end of the left flank and a right extremity permanently joined to the right end of the right flank. The sling also includes a left closure element and a right closure element which are securable to each other and releasable from each other to adjust an effective dimension of the sling. In another embodiment, the sling includes a frangible closure member which secures the left flank to the right flank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Karin Olsson, Roger Karlsson, Neal Wiggermann, John D. Christie, Elin Dovervik, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Johan Lyckestig, Clementine Pirio
  • Publication number: 20180108239
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Phillippe Kaikenger
  • Patent number: 9875633
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom SAS
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Patent number: 9693922
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patient lift system having a sling bar with an inductively charged integrated scale. The lift system comprises a lift apparatus, a lift strap connected at a first end to the lift apparatus, a sling bar connected to a second free hanging end of the lift strap, the sling bar having a scale with a tension load cell integrally disposed therein for measuring forces applied thereto and a power source electrically connected to the scale to provide power to the scale and load cell. An accelerometer is disposed within the sling bar to determine a tilt angle of a lift axis of the load cell relative to a vertical direction of gravitational force. Programming stored in a processor of the integrated scale calculates an accurate weight of an active load suspended from the sling bar, based on the determined tilt angle and the measured force on the load cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: Mattias Andersson, Nils Anders Joakim Eriksson, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Publication number: 20160374882
    Abstract: A patient positioning element is provided for fitting to a patient support device having a base portion and a patient support deck which may support a mattress with a sheet thereon. The patient positioning element includes at least one fixing element for fixing to a patient support deck, a bar element for holding a sheet in position and at least one connector element transverse to the bar for connecting or coupling the bar to the fixing element. The connector element is adjustable such that the bar may take up a first storage position adjacent or near the fixing element and a second deployed position adjacent or near the upper surface of a mattress. The patient support deck is moveable upwardly and downwardly relative to the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Philippe Kaikenger, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Clementine Pirio, Thierry Flocard, Pascal Guguin
  • Publication number: 20160078740
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a substantially rigid support deck for supporting a patient support element, a first sensing element and a second sensing element arranged on the support deck and separated from one another in a direction along the width of the patient support apparatus. Each sensing element is configured to determine, in use, the force or pressure applied to it by the patient support element and a patient on the patient support element. One or more processors, coupled to the sensing elements, are configured to determine the location of the center of gravity of a patient on the patient support element, along the width of the patient support apparatus, based upon outputs of the first and second sensing elements. An alarm may be activated when the location of the center of gravity along the width of the patient support apparatus is outside a predetermined range of values.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Clementine Pirio, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Publication number: 20150107020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patient lift system having a sling bar with an inductively charged integrated scale. The lift system comprises a lift apparatus, a lift strap connected at a first end to the lift apparatus, a sling bar connected to a second free hanging end of the lift strap, the sling bar having a scale with a tension load cell integrally disposed therein for measuring forces applied thereto and a power source electrically connected to the scale to provide power to the scale and load cell. An accelerometer is disposed within the sling bar to determine a tilt angle of a lift axis of the load cell relative to a vertical direction of gravitational force. Programming stored in a processor of the integrated scale calculates an accurate weight of an active load suspended from the sling bar, based on the determined tilt angle and the measured force on the load cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: LIKO RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Mattias Andersson, Nils Anders Joakim Eriksson, Jean-Bernard Duvert, Philippe Kaikenger
  • Patent number: 8370978
    Abstract: A hospital bed is equipped with a patient mobility aid device having at least one adjustable lateral grip that aids the patient in performing certain movements such as entering or exiting the bed. The patient mobility aid device includes a support crossmember having a length oriented along a width of the bed. Couplers at the ends of the crossmember attach to frame elements of the bed. The crossmember houses at least one arm to which the adjustable lateral grip is coupled. The at least one arm extends and retracts with respect to the crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Bernard Duvert