Patents by Inventor Jonathan D. Turner

Jonathan D. Turner 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: 9925102
    Abstract: A system for changing the width of a person support apparatus includes a bed controller for receiving a command signal indicating a command for width alteration, a first motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a first deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the first deck section, and a second motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a second deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the second deck section. The bed controller controls the first motor and the second motor in a manner that causes the first deck section to reach a first deck section width alteration limit at a first time and the second deck section to reach a second deck section width alteration limit at a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are not equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Publication number: 20180064593
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 8, 2018
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9833369
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9833368
    Abstract: A spring assist system for use with a person support apparatus is described herein. The spring assist system comprises a spring which applies a spring force on a head support deck section to aid in motion from a first position at a higher inclination to a second position at a lower inclination with respect to a supporting frame member. The spring assist system is configured to exclusively apply spring force between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 9757293
    Abstract: A bed comprises a deck section having a width and left and right outboard deck edges. Left side and right side wings are movably coupled to the deck section. The bed also includes a left leadscrew receiver mounted on the left wing, a right leadscrew receiver mounted on the right wing, and left and right motor assemblies both mounted on the deck section. A left leadscrew is coupled to the left motor assembly and to the left leadscrew receiver. A right leadscrew is coupled to the right motor assembly and to the right leadscrew receiver. Motor operation is capable of moving the wing to which it is coupled between a deployed position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is outboard of the respective outboard edge of the deck section and a stored position in which the lateral extremity of the wing is inboard of its deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170252243
    Abstract: A system for changing the width of a person support apparatus includes a bed controller for receiving a command signal indicating a command for width alteration, a first motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a first deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the first deck section, and a second motor controlled by the bed controller for driving an extension of a second deck section of the support apparatus thereby altering the width of the second deck section. The bed controller controls the first motor and the second motor in a manner that causes the first deck section to reach a first deck section width alteration limit at a first time and the second deck section to reach a second deck section width alteration limit at a second time, wherein the first time and the second time are not equal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 7, 2017
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, John D. Christie, Joseph A. Ernst, David P. Lubbers, Scott M. Corbin, Mark E. Lanning, Mahesh Kumar Thodupunuri, Aziz Ali Bhai
  • Publication number: 20170239131
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck. A footboard is removably coupled to the frame. A compression therapy module is located inside the footboard or is mounted to a foot section of the frame. A sleeve port is pneumatically coupled to the compression therapy module and is located on the foot section. The sleeve port is configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve worn on a limb of a patient. Control circuitry is coupled to the frame and is operable to control functions of the patient support apparatus and to control the compression therapy module. A graphical display screen is coupled to the control circuitry and displays user inputs that are selected to control functions of the patient support apparatus and the compression therapy module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: David J. BRZENCHEK, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Thomas M. GILLIS
  • Patent number: 9737452
    Abstract: An arm is pivotally coupled to a support structure at one end and a patient care equipment support, such as a service head, is pivotally coupled to the arm at the other end. The arm has a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion for extension and retraction relative to the first portion. Brakes are provided to brake the extension and retraction of the portions of the arm, to brake the pivoting movement of the arm relative to the support structure, and to brake the pivoting movement of the patient care equipment support relative to the arm. Each of the brakes is releasable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: David P. Lubbers, Paul R. Weil, D. Scott Manlove, Brian J. Hoffman, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20170224560
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9693915
    Abstract: A person support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a support, and an upper frame. The support is coupled to the lower frame. The upper frame has a head section and a foot section and defines a longitudinal axis passing through the head section and the foot section and a lateral axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. The upper frame includes a tilt mechanism pivotably coupling the upper frame to the support. The tilt mechanism includes a base and a rocker nested within the base. The base and the rocker are pivotable with respect to one another about a pivot axis that passes through the base and the rocker and is substantially parallel the longitudinal axis. The upper frame is pivotable about the pivot axis with respect to the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Neal Kenneth Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9655457
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9585804
    Abstract: A patient helper apparatus for use with a patient support is disclosed. The patient helper apparatus includes a first L-shaped support tube coupled to the patient support, a shaft coupled to the first L-shaped support tube and extending over the patient support, and an egress handle coupled to the first L-shaped support tube. The egress handle moves between a stowed position and an assist position. In the stowed position, the egress handle is situated inside a footprint of the patient support. In the assist position, the egress handle extends outside the footprint of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Edward J. Koors, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Publication number: 20170034615
    Abstract: An in-ear earphone includes a body shaped to fit in the wearer's ear, a nozzle extending from the body towards the ear canal of the wearer's ear, the nozzle including an acoustic passage to conduct sound waves to the ear canal of the wearer, an ear canal sealing structure extending from the nozzle, and a sensor coupled to the nozzle. The sealing structure includes a thin sheet of material forming a hollow shape surrounding the nozzle and sensor, and the body, nozzle, sealing structure, and sensor are arranged such that when the earphone is located in the wearer's ear, the sensor faces the tragus of the ear, and the sealing structure simultaneously forms an acoustic seal to the entrance to the ear canal and provides optical coupling between the sensor and the tragus with minimal air gaps between the sensor, the sealing structure, and the tragus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harsh Anilkant Mankodi, Kyle DeCubellis, Marko Orescanin, Michael D. Ting, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 9492340
    Abstract: A combined siderail/over-bed table unit 42 for a bed 20 has a table position in which at least part 62 of the unit overlies a mattress region 48 of the bed thereby serving as an over-bed table and also has a siderail position allowing the unit to serve as a siderail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner, Stephen Hutchison, Joseph A. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9333134
    Abstract: A fluid tank receptacle comprises a housing, a cage, and a retainer. The housing includes an opening therethrough configured to receive a fluid tank. The cage movably engages the housing and configured to support the fluid tank. The retainer is coupled to the housing and is configured to movably retain a portion of the cage within the housing such that the cage is able to move between a storage position and a use position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 9329076
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Patent number: 9277827
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes an inflatable support structure that varies in size as a frame of the patient support apparatus varies in size. The inflatable support structure includes a bladder assembly and bias members that urge the bladder assembly to a collapsed configuration during deflation of the bladder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 9149403
    Abstract: A bed frame 36 disclosed herein includes a calf section 72 with a foot end 74 and an upper end 76 longitudinally spaced from the foot end, an upper body section 54 with a head end 56 and a lower end 58 longitudinally spaced from the head end, and a medial section 66 longitudinally intermediate the calf and upper body sections. The bed frame is capable of assuming a chair state and a chair egress state. The upper body section and medial section define a sacral corner 68, and the calf section and medial section define a popliteal corner 70 spaced from the sacral corner by an intercorner distance. The intercorner distance is smaller in the chair egress state than in the chair state. A mattress 100 disclosed herein includes an upper body segment 102, a calf segment 116, and a medial segment 124 The lower end 106 of the upper body segment cooperates with the upper end 120 of the calf segment to define an intersegment distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Eric R. Meyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Kirill Andrienko
  • Publication number: 20150250671
    Abstract: A bed frame 36 disclosed herein includes a calf section 72 with a foot end 74 and an upper end 76 longitudinally spaced from the foot end, an upper body section 54 with a head end 56 and a lower end 58 longitudinally spaced from the head end, and a medial section 66 longitudinally intermediate the calf and upper body sections. The bed frame is capable of assuming a chair state and a chair egress state. The upper body section and medial section define a sacral corner 68, and the calf section and medial section define a popliteal corner 70 spaced from the sacral corner by an intercorner distance. The intercorner distance is smaller in the chair egress state than in the chair state. A mattress 100 disclosed herein includes an upper body segment 102, a calf segment 116, and a medial segment 124 The lower end 106 of the upper body segment cooperates with the upper end 120 of the calf segment to define an intersegment distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Eric R. Meyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Kirill Andrienko
  • Publication number: 20150182400
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A. Bhai