Patents by Inventor John P. Biondo

John P. Biondo 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: 7669259
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Peter M. Wukusick, Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo, James K. Findlay, David W. Hensley
  • Publication number: 20100022926
    Abstract: A chair with articulable support sections and an integrated lift system may have support sections mechanically linked such that a single actuation control device may articulate multiple sections. The chair includes configurable accessories directed to the comfort of an occupant of the chair. The support sections may include air cells to adjust firmness of support section surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Marshall S. Dahneke, Reed N. Wilcox, David T. Schwanemann, John P. Biondo, Francis C. Ganance, Scott A. Schultz, Russell L. Hardy, Troy D. Acton
  • Publication number: 20100005589
    Abstract: A patient support including a frame, a mattress supported by the frame, and a set of siderails configured to block egress of a patient from the patient support. The siderails are configured to reduce gaps defined between the siderails and the other components of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 14, 2010
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Robert T. Fussner, Jackie Robertson, Gregory W. Branson, Brian T. Wiggins, Doug H. Smith, John P. Biondo, Kendra K. Doyle, Richard B. Stacy, Michael V. Bolden, Reza Hakamium, Clement J. Kroerber, SR., Michael J. Gosmeyer, James E. Gilbert, Donald L. Mobley, Dennis S. Flessate, David J. Ulrich, Jeffrey R. Welling, Gary W. Ferdon, Virgil J. Niese, Benjamin Salvatini, Patrick J. Minnelli, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 7641623
    Abstract: A system for compression therapy comprises a patient-support apparatus and a compression sleeve assembly that is coupleable to the patient-support apparatus. In some embodiments, the patient-support apparatus comprises a hospital bed; and in other embodiments, the patient-support apparatus comprises a mattress for a bed. The compression sleeve assembly comprises a sleeve that couples to a patient's limb and that inflates to promote blood flow. The compression sleeve assembly also comprises a conduit and a compression module that is operable to inflate the sleeve through the conduit. The conduit may be routed, at least in part, through the associated patient-support apparatus. The compression module may be situated, at least in part, in a cavity of the associated patient-support apparatus. A compression module that couples to an architectural structure, such as a headwall unit, is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Biondo, Catherine A. Pietsch, Michael Z. Sleva, Gregory W. Branson, Jeffrey S. Lockwood, Rachel Elizabeth Hopkins, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 7636966
    Abstract: A docking station includes a column and a docking port coupled to the column. The docking port is coupleable to a hospital bed. A service is deliverable to the hospital bed through a service outlet coupled to the docking port. A communication and control unit is coupled to the column. A patient table is coupled to the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, John P. Biondo
  • Patent number: 7600817
    Abstract: A chair with articulable support sections and an integrated lift system may have support sections mechanically linked such that a single actuation control device may articulate multiple sections. The chair includes configurable accessories directed to the comfort of an occupant of the chair. The support sections may include air cells to adjust firmness of support section surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Marshall S. Dahneke, Reed N. Wilcox, David T. Schwanemann, John P. Biondo, Francis C. Ganance, Scott A. Schultz, Russell L. Hardy, Troy D. Acton
  • Patent number: 7591034
    Abstract: A patient support including a frame, a mattress supported by the frame, and a set of siderails configured to block egress of a patient from the patient support. The siderails are configured to reduce gaps defined between the siderails and the other components of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Robert T. Fussner, Jackie Robertson, Gregory W. Branson, Brian T. Wiggins, Doug H. Smith, John P. Biondo, Kendra K. Doyle, Richard B. Stacy, Michael V. Bolden, Reza Hakamiun, Clement J. Koerber, Sr., Michael J. Gosmeyer, James E. Gilbert, Donald L. Mobley, Dennis S. Flessate, David J. Ulrich, Jeffrey R. Welling, Gary W. Ferdon, Virgil J. Niese, Benjamin Salvatini, Patrick J. Minnelli, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 7559103
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a patient removal system are provided for evacuating a patient during an emergency. The patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient while the patient is on a mattress, or the patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient without the mattress. The patient removal systems permit caregivers to transport patients out of danger or harm without requiring patient support devices to be transported along with the patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E Barth, Gregory W Branson, John P Biondo, John W Koenig, Mitchell A Smith
  • Publication number: 20080236054
    Abstract: An architectural system adaptable to patient acuity level has a headwall unit with a cavity, a ceiling unit, and a column coupled to the ceiling unit. The column is movable between a first position in which at least a majority of the column is situated in the cavity and a second position in which the column is situated outside the cavity. Various types of patient-care equipment is also disclosed. The patient-care equipment is included in, or is coupleable to, one or more of the ceiling unit, the headwall unit, or the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, John P. Biondo
  • Patent number: 7409735
    Abstract: A person support surface comprises a multitude of inflatable cells. The cells are inflated and deflated to adjust an interface pressure between the person support surface and a person supported by the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Marshall S. Dahneke, John P. Biondo, Reed N. Wilcox, David T. Schwanemann, Douglas E. Borgman, John D. Miller, David J. Ulrich, Daniel J. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 7392621
    Abstract: An architectural system adaptable to patient acuity level has a headwall unit with a cavity, a ceiling unit, and a column coupled to the ceiling unit. The column is movable between a first position in which at least a majority of the column is situated in the cavity and a second position in which the column is situated outside the cavity. Various types of patient-care equipment is also disclosed. The patient-care equipment is included in, or is coupleable to, one or more of the ceiling unit, the headwall unit, or the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, John P. Biondo
  • Publication number: 20080142022
    Abstract: A vest apparatus comprises a vest having a rear panel, left rear and right rear air bladders supported by the rear panel, and a controller operable to inflate one of the left rear and right rear air bladders and simultaneously deflate the other of the left rear and right rear air bladders to cause lateral rotation of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: John P. Biondo, Kenneth L. Kramer, Carl W. Riley, Gregory W. Branson, Richard W. Chance, Tatiana Leblanc, Barry P. Markwick, Peter A. Koloski, Troy D. Acton, Michael E. Cerimele
  • Patent number: 7343916
    Abstract: A pulmonary therapy system includes a chest binding apparel apparatus including a plurality of air bladders. The chest binding apparel apparatus is configured to be supported proximate the chest of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Biondo, Kenneth L. Kramer, Carl W. Riley, Gregory W. Branson, Richard W. Chance, Tatiana Leblanc, Barry P. Markwick, Peter A. Koloski, Troy D. Acton, Michael E. Cerimele
  • Patent number: 7243386
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a transfer top adapted to carry a patient is transferable between a mobile base and a docking station in a hospital room. Thus, instead of transferring a patient between a stretcher and a hospital bed, the entire transfer top with the patient thereon is transferred between the mobile base and the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, John P. Biondo
  • Patent number: 7222377
    Abstract: A patient support is provided. The patient support includes a frame, a mattress supported by the frame, and a set of siderails configured to block egress of a patient from the patient support. The siderails are configured to reduce gaps defined between the siderails and the other components of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Robert T. Fussner, Jackie Robertson, Gregory W. Branson, Brian T. Wiggins, Doug H. Smith, John P. Biondo, Kendra K. Doyle, Richard B. Stacy, Michael V. Bolden, Reza Hakamiun, Clement J. Koerber, Sr., Michael J. Gosmeyer, James E. Gilbert, Donald L. Mobley, Dennis S. Flessate, David J. Ulrich, Jeffrey R. Welling, Gary W. Ferdon, Virgil J. Niese, Benjamin Salvatini, Patrick J. Minnelli, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 7219472
    Abstract: An architectural system adaptable to patient acuity level has a headwall unit with a cavity, a ceiling unit, and a column coupled to the ceiling unit. The column is movable between a first position in which at least a majority of the column is situated in the cavity and a second position in which the column is situated outside the cavity. Various types of patient-care equipment is also disclosed. The patient-care equipment is included in, or is coupleable to, one or more of the ceiling unit, the headwall unit, or the column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, John P. Biondo
  • Patent number: 7216378
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a patient removal system are provided for evacuating a patient during an emergency. The patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient while the patient is on a mattress, or the patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient without the mattress. The patient removal systems permit caregivers to transport patients out of danger or harm without requiring patient support devices to be transported along with the patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E Barth, Gregory W Branson, John P Biondo, John W Koenig, Mitchell A Smith
  • Patent number: 7107636
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure, a gap filler is provided for a bed that includes first and second barriers. The gap filler is configured to substantially fill a gap defined between the first and second barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, John P. Biondo, Tanya Taber, Gregory W. Branson
  • Patent number: 7055190
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a patient removal system are provided for evacuating a patient during an emergency. The patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient while the patient is on a mattress, or the patient removal systems may be used to transport the patient without the mattress. The patient removal systems permit caregivers to transport patients out of danger or harm without requiring patient support devices to be transported along with the patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Barth, Gregory W. Branson, John P. Biondo, John W. Koenig, Mitchell A. Smith
  • Patent number: 7028352
    Abstract: A patient support is provided. The patient support includes a frame, a mattress supported by the frame, and a set of siderails configured to block egress of a patient from the patient support. The siderails are configured to reduce gaps defined between the siderails and the other components of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Robert T. Fussner, Jackie Robertson, Gregory W. Branson, Brian T. Wiggins, Doug H. Smith, John P. Biondo, Kendra K. Doyle, Richard B. Stacy, Michael V. Bolden, Reza Hakamiun, Clement J. Koerber, Sr., Michael J. Gosmeyer, James E. Gilbert, Donald L. Mobley, Dennis S. Flessate, David J. Ulrich, Jeffrey R. Welling, Gary W. Ferdon, Virgil J. Niese, Benjamin Salvatini, Patrick J. Minnelli, David W. Hornbach