Patents by Inventor John A. Bobey

John A. Bobey 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: 20090270770
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Z. Sleva, William L. Jacques, II, Karen Janoff, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Richard B. Stacy, Andrew F. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20090264256
    Abstract: A breathing exercise apparatus comprises a chamber having a vent open to the atmosphere, a mouthpiece having an opening, a first member having a plurality of apertures positioned in the chamber between the opening in the mouthpiece and the vent, a second member having a plurality of apertures positioned in the chamber adjacent the first member, and a motor coupled to the second member and operable to move the second member with respect to the first member such that the apertures in the second member intermittently align with the apertures in the first member to vary the resistance a user experiences when both inhaling and exhaling through the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Chad M. Boerst, John A. Bobey, Brian E. Byrd, Rollie J. Kitchens, Matthew M. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20090237264
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a control unit for a patient support, such as a mattress. One embodiment of the control unit includes a base portion and a display portion pivotably coupled to the base portion. The control unit may also include one or more communication ports for sending or receiving data from one or more remote devices over a network. The control unit may also include a memory port into which memory may be removably inserted. The control unit may also include a visual indicator configured to be activated by a triggering event, such as a patient exiting the mattress. The display unit may include a touchscreen user interface. The display unit may also be configured to display audiovisual material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20090217460
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas Uzzle
  • Patent number: 7557718
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Z. Sleva, William L. Jacques, II, Karen Janoff, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Richard B. Stacy, Andrew F. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20090144909
    Abstract: A patient support including a pressure adjustable mattress system. The pressure adjustable mattress system includes a support surface and a controller to control the pressure of the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventors: Andrew F. Skinner, David Lockhorst, Richard B. Stacy, John A. Bobey, Stephan L. Douglas, Daniel K. Stevens
  • Publication number: 20070235036
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Inventors: John Bobey, James Balaton, Gregory Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel King, David Lokhorst, Eric Meyer, Jonathan Mueller, Todd O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen Schulte, Andrew Skinner, Michael Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20060168736
    Abstract: The present invention includes a pressure relief patient support for use in combination with a bed frame. The pressure relief support surface includes a plurality of layers of a three-dimensional fiber material positioned above a plurality of vertical air cells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: August 3, 2006
    Inventors: Eric Meyer, John Bobey, Sohrab Soltani, Jonathan Mueller
  • Publication number: 20060112489
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a plurality of pressure sensors positioned underneath the bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes one or more filler portions that are selectable so that the patient support may conform to bed frames having different deck configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2006
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: John Bobey, Gregory Branson, Colin Clarke, Rachel Hopkins, David Lokhorst, Eric Meyer, Jonathan Mueller, Todd O'Neal, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen Schulte, Andrew Skinner, Michael Sleva, Sohrab Soltani, Richard Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Publication number: 20060075559
    Abstract: A patient support having real time pressure control. The patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a bladder including a plurality of upright cylindrical elements. The pressure within the bladder is controlled based on the pressure or force sensed by the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Andrew Skinner, Colin Clarke, Michael Sleva, Richard Stacy, Robert Petrosenko, John Bobey, Jonathan Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Daniel Stevens, Gregory Branson
  • Publication number: 20050273940
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Sleva, William Jacques, Karen Janoff, John Bobey, Jonathan Mueller, Richard Stacy, Andrew Skinner
  • Patent number: 6694557
    Abstract: A low air loss bladder coupled to a siderail is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, John A. Brenner, Sam Crumlish, Kenneth A. Fox, Benjamin Salvatini, James H. Price
  • Patent number: 6141806
    Abstract: A cushion is provided for use on a foot section of an articulating deck of a bed to support the legs of a person on the bed. The foot section of the deck is movable from a generally horizontal bed position to a generally vertical chair position. The cushion includes an air bladder configured to be inflated when the deck is in its horizontal bed position and deflated when the deck is in its generally vertical chair position, a cover surrounding the air bladder, and an elastic cord coupled to the cover. The elastic cord is configured to gather the cover and the air bladder toward the foot section of the deck as the air bladder is deflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, John A. Brenner, Sam Crumlish, Kenneth A. Fox, Benjamin Salvatini, James H. Price
  • Patent number: 5894966
    Abstract: A dump valve apparatus is configured to inflate and deflate an air cushion on a bed having an articulating deck movable from a first generally horizontal position to a second angled position. The dump valve apparatus is coupled to the deck and includes an elongated housing having an interior region. The housing has first and second open ends and a central opening located between the first and second open ends. The central opening is coupled to the air cushion. The first end of the housing is coupled to an air supply. A piston is slidable within the interior region of the housing of the housing as the deck moves to its angled position to permit air to pass from the air bladder, through the central opening, and through the open second end of the housing to deflate the air bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1999
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, John A. Brenner, Sam Crumlish, Kenneth A. Fox, Benjamin Salvatini