Patents by Inventor Jimmy Grotner

Jimmy Grotner 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: 9295597
    Abstract: An apparatus and procedure for disabled, impaired or handicapped persons in reaching or maintaining a standing or partially standing position. The apparatus includes a knee support and a movable torso support that is connected to an actuator arrangement. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in a vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support and in a horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The user engages the torso support during the raising movement during which the torso support moves simultaneously forward and upward until he is substantially standing whilst leaning forward over the torso support (and vice versa for the lowering procedure). The torso support can also be rotated, independently of the vertical and horizontal position of the torso support. The apparatus is provided with a load sensing system monitoring self-participation of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Revac ApS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Patent number: 9254232
    Abstract: An apparatus and procedure for disabled, impaired or handicapped persons in reaching or maintaining a standing or partially standing position. The apparatus includes a knee support and a movable torso support that is operatively connected to an actuator arrangement. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in a vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support and in a horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The user engages the torso support during the raising movement during which the torso support moves simultaneously forward and upward until the person has reached a position in which he is substantially standing whilst leaning forward over the torso support (and vice versa for the lowering procedure). The torso support can also be rotated during the movement. The apparatus is provided with an identification system for identifying the person to be assisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: REVAC APS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Patent number: 9009886
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting a person to move from a seated position on a seat to a standing position and vice versa. The apparatus includes a base, an actuator arrangement, and a torso support. The torso support has a main engagement surface for engaging the chest of the person. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support over a range of vertical and horizontal positions in a direction substantially perpendicular to the main engagement surface. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in the vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in the horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The apparatus also includes a rotational actuator connected to the torso support for rotating the torso support about a substantially horizontal pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Revac ApS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Publication number: 20140289959
    Abstract: An apparatus and procedure for disabled, impaired or handicapped persons in reaching or maintaining a standing or partially standing position. The apparatus includes a knee support and a movable torso support that is connected to an actuator arrangement. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in a vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support and in a horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The user engages the torso support during the raising movement during which the torso support moves simultaneously forward and upward until he is substantially standing whilst leaning forward over the torso support (and vice versa for the lowering procedure). The torso support can also be rotated, independently of the vertical and horizontal position of the torso support. The apparatus is provided with a load sensing system monitoring self-participation of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Revac ApS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Publication number: 20140289958
    Abstract: An apparatus and procedure for disabled, impaired or handicapped persons in reaching or maintaining a standing or partially standing position. The apparatus includes a knee support and a movable torso support that is operatively connected to an actuator arrangement. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in a vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support and in a horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The user engages the torso support during the raising movement during which the torso support moves simultaneously forward and upward until the person has reached a position in which he is substantially standing whilst leaning forward over the torso support (and vice versa for the lowering procedure). The torso support can also be rotated during the movement. The apparatus is provided with an identification system for identifying the person to be assisted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Revac ApS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Publication number: 20140289960
    Abstract: An apparatus for assisting a person to move from a seated position on a seat to a standing position and vice versa. The apparatus includes a base, an actuator arrangement, and a torso support. The torso support has a main engagement surface for engaging the chest of the person. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support over a range of vertical and horizontal positions in a direction substantially perpendicular to the main engagement surface. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in the vertical range of positions independently of the horizontal position of the torso support. The actuator arrangement moves the torso support in the horizontal range of positions independently of the vertical position of the torso support. The apparatus also includes a rotational actuator connected to the torso support for rotating the torso support about a substantially horizontal pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Revac ApS
    Inventors: Mogens Hjort, Jimmy Grotner, Henrik Hjort
  • Publication number: 20070085405
    Abstract: A device and procedure for disabled, impaired or handicapped persons or patients in reaching or maintaining a standing position, in which they can be transported, undressed, dressed, and/or washed in the abdominal region. The device includes a knee support and a movable torso support extending transversely in front of the lower to middle part of the torso of the person to be assisted. The person to be assisted leans with his/her torso slightly forward on the torso support during the raising movement in which the torso support moves simultaneously forward and upward until the person to be assisted has reached a position in which he/she is substantially standing whilst leaning forward over the torso support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Publication date: April 19, 2007
    Inventor: Jimmy Grotner