Patents by Inventor Jeffrey C. Shiery

Jeffrey C. Shiery 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: 20200330306
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support frame. The patient support apparatus also comprises a lift assembly that operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. The lift assembly comprises lift members that extend and collapse to lift and lower the support frame. A timing link is pivotally connected to one of the lift members and pivotally connected to the base. Guides operate to guide movement of the lift members during operation. In some cases guided bodies coupled to the lift members move passively in the guides. In other embodiments, driven members coupled to the lift members move actively in the guides to cause lifting and lowering of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph S. Elku, Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Patent number: 10736803
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support frame. The patient support apparatus also comprises a lift assembly that operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. The lift assembly comprises lift members that extend and collapse to lift and lower the support frame. Guides operate to guide movement of the lift members during operation. In some cases guided bodies coupled to the lift members move passively in the guides. In other embodiments, driven members coupled to the lift members move actively in the guides to cause lifting and lowering of the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David, Elku, Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Publication number: 20200121529
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections couple to a timing link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Patent number: 10507151
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections couple to a timing link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Publication number: 20170246065
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support frame. The patient support apparatus also comprises a lift assembly that operates to lift and lower the support frame relative to the base. The lift assembly comprises lift members that extend and collapse to lift and lower the support frame. Guides operate to guide movement of the lift members during operation. In some cases guided bodies coupled to the lift members move passively in the guides. In other embodiments, driven members coupled to the lift members move actively in the guides to cause lifting and lowering of the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jason John Connell, Joseph Steven David Elku, Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Patent number: 9615983
    Abstract: A patient support includes a patient support surface, a barrier adjacent the patient support surface, with a portion of the barrier or patient support surface including at least one material suspended therein, applied thereto, or embedded therein having an antimicrobial property, and an energy generation system directing energy to the portion or another portion of the barrier or patient support surface, the energy comprising a current, a field, heat, sound waves, or light to provide antimicrobial treatment to the portion or the other portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin W Stryker, Anuj K. Sidhu, Adam Downey, Cory P. Herbst, Michael W. Steffler, Jeffrey L. Lewandowski, Scott Davis, James T. Thwaites, Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Publication number: 20170020757
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections couple to a timing link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Publication number: 20150157520
    Abstract: A patient support comprising a first structure, a second structure adapted to support the weight of a patient and spaced from the first structure, at least one force sensor mounted to the first structure, and a mounting structure mounting the second structure relative to the sensor, which is adapted to transfer normal forces to the sensor but absorb lateral and/or vibration forces so as not to transfer those forces to the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: June 11, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Gary L. Bartley, Kevin Charles Kropp
  • Publication number: 20140259412
    Abstract: A compact patient support provides a full range of motion and function while optimizing compactness and achieving an improved “low height” position. Casters joined to the base of the support have a low profile and provide mechanical braking about a swivel axis and a rotational axis of the wheels. The low profile of the casters allows for a more compact base. The lift mechanism includes a lift actuator with the motor mounted on the upper of two stacked X-frames allowing for shorter cables and harnesses and allowing for a more compact folding of the X-frames when the support is in a lowered position thereby reducing bulk and contributing to the overall compactness of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile, Corey Hoffman, Jerry Allen Wheeler, Christopher S. Hough, John P. Zerbel, Nathan M. Stewart, Christopher Ryan Sweeney
  • Publication number: 20140265502
    Abstract: A medical chair comprising a base having one wheel having a brake; and a manual braking mechanism for selectively actuating the brake at the wheel; and a control system operable to control the brake in response to a signal or lack of signal at the chair. Further, the control system includes an actuator, which is coupled to the manual braking mechanism to move the manual braking mechanism to a braking or unbraking position. For example, the actuator may comprise a solenoid, the solenoid being coupled to the manual braking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher S. Hough, John P. Zerbel, Bjorn James Gunderson, Aaron Douglas Furman, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Christopher Gentile
  • Patent number: 7412735
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a litter frame, and an elevation mechanism interconnecting the base to the litter frame and being configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The elevation mechanism includes a pair of hydraulic actuators, each actuator covered by a telescoping shroud. The telescoping shroud is connected to the base and to the litter frame by a number of biased catches. The litter frame includes a pair of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending support rails and a plurality of laterally extending support rails interconnecting the longitudinally extending support rails so that the litter frame has a rectangular configuration. The litter frame includes a thigh section configured to be raised and lowered by use of one of a manually pumped hydraulic actuator or a gas-spring assisted lever actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. McDaniel, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Kevin Patmore, William D. Childs, Michael J. Petrowski
  • Patent number: 7395564
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus having a base, a litter frame, an elevation mechanism interconnecting the base to the litter frame and being configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The litter frame includes a pair of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending support rails and a plurality of laterally extending support rails interconnecting the longitudinally extending support rails so that the litter frame has a rectangular configuration. Selected ones of the laterally extending support rails are mounted to the elevation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard L. McDaniel, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael J. Petrowski, William D. Childs, Jerry A. Wheeler, Alfred J. Dacey, IV
  • Publication number: 20080134928
    Abstract: A muzzle loading firearm projectile is disclosed that is composed of a multi diameter, hollow base solid copper bullet, the rear cavity filled with a material of low-density, and a gas pressure seal that separates the bullet from the powder charge. The majority of the bullet shank has a diameter less than the bore diameter of the firearm barrel to allow for ease of loading and alignment of the barrel and bullet axis; a narrow ring of material larger than the barrel bore diameter but less than the groove diameter is located at the junction of the bullet shank and nose profile that centers the bullet in the barrel and positively positions the bullet over the powder charge regardless of orientation of the firearm. The low-density material filling the rear cavity of the bullet acts as an expansion medium when impacted by the rear gas seal during the firing process causing the hollow shank of the bullet to expand and lock into the barrel rifling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Patent number: 7380505
    Abstract: A muzzle loading firearm projectile is disclosed that is composed of a multi diameter, hollow base solid copper bullet, the rear cavity filled with a material of low-density, and a gas pressure seal that separates the bullet from the powder charge. The majority of the bullet shank has a diameter less than the bore diameter of the firearm barrel to allow for ease of loading and alignment of the barrel and bullet axis; a narrow ring of material larger than the barrel bore diameter but less than the groove diameter is located at the junction of the bullet shank and nose profile that centers the bullet in the barrel and positively positions the bullet over the powder charge regardless of orientation of the firearm. The low-density material filling the rear cavity of the bullet acts as an expansion medium when impacted by the rear gas seal during the firing process causing the hollow shank of the bullet to expand and lock into the barrel rifling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Shiery
  • Patent number: 7124456
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus having a base, a litter frame, an elevation mechanism interconnecting the base to the litter frame and being configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The litter frame includes a pair of laterally spaced and longitudinally extending support rails and a plurality of laterally extending support rails interconnecting the longitudinally extending support rails so that the litter frame has a rectangular configuration. Selected ones of the laterally extending support rails are mounted to the elevation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, Richard L. McDaniel, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael J. Petrowski, William D. Childs, Jerry A. Wheeler, Alfred J. Dacey, IV, Eugene L. Keller, III
  • Patent number: 6951034
    Abstract: A wheeled carriage having a patient support deck elevatable by a pair of hydraulic jacks controlled by a foot pedal arrangement. Brakes are provided for the wheels on the wheeled carriage activatable by additional foot pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Jerry Wheeler
  • Patent number: 6820294
    Abstract: A wheeled carriage having a patient support deck elevatable by a pair of hydraulic jacks controlled by a foot pedal arrangement. Brakes are provided for the wheels on the wheeled carriage activatable by additional foot pedals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Stan Palmatier, Jerry Wheeler
  • Publication number: 20040181875
    Abstract: A wheeled carriage having a patient support deck elevatable by a pair of hydraulic jacks controlled by a foot pedal arrangement. Brakes are provided for the wheels on the wheeled carriage activatable by additional foot pedals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Jerry Wheeler
  • Patent number: 6792630
    Abstract: A wheeled carriage for supporting a patient includes a patient support with head and foot ends and a wheeled base supported by castered wheels. An auxiliary wheel assembly is secured to the wheeled base and includes a rotatable support shaft with an axis and a drive pin locked in a keyed surface of the support shaft. A wheel stowing spring is located at an end of the rotatable support shaft to continually urge an auxiliary wheel mounted at one end of an auxiliary wheel support bracket to a stowed position. The auxiliary wheel support bracket is rotatably connected to the support shaft at an opposing end and has a stop mounted thereon. An auxiliary wheel support spring continually urges the auxiliary wheel support bracket in a first direction about the axis of the support shaft so that the stop on the auxiliary wheel support bracket engages a stop element integral with the drive pin. This arrangement maintains the support spring in a pretensioned state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley T. Palmatier, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael J. Petrowski
  • Publication number: 20030159215
    Abstract: A wheeled carriage having a patient support deck elevatable by a pair of hydraulic jacks controlled by a foot pedal arrangement. Brakes are provided for the wheels on the wheeled carriage activatable by additional foot pedals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventors: Jeffrey C. Shiery, Stan Palmatier, Jerry Wheeler