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).

  • Publication number: 20130340168
    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: June 20, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    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
  • Publication number: 20130333114
    Abstract: An occupant support comprises a frame (30), a deck comprising at least one deck section (20, 22, 24, 26) pivotably connected to the frame, and a lift system (60) for changing the angular orientation of the deck section in response to a noncyclical user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Christian H. Reinke, Lindsey M. Gault, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8595873
    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 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8555438
    Abstract: An articulable occupant support system for supporting an occupant, includes an upper frame, an articulable assembly comprising at least one section articulable relative to the upper frame and a motion control system. The motion control system is arranged to govern motion of the articulable assembly based on a relationship relating scheduled motion of the sections to anthropometric information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc,.
    Inventors: Jonathan D Turner, Richard H Heimbrock, Joseph A Ernst
  • Publication number: 20130227788
    Abstract: A bed comprises a deck having at least one section that is orientation adjustable about a laterally extending, longitudinally translatable axis and a mattress assembly including at least one volumetrically adjustable element associated with the orientation adjustable deck section. The volumetrically adjustable element is adapted to change the thickness of a portion of the mattress assembly adjacent to the deck section in a direction nonparallel to the orientation of the section and in response to a change in orientation of the deck section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 8522379
    Abstract: A bed has a head end and a foot end. The bed has a deck that can assume a horizontal position and at least one position in which a foot section of the deck is substantially vertical. For instance, the bed may assume a chair position, in which a head section of the deck is pivoted upwardly and the foot section is pivoted downwardly to a substantially vertical position. Casters allow the bed to move relative to the floor. At least one caster is coupled to the foot end of the bed. The foot section of the deck is configured to clear the foot end casters when the foot section is in the substantially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8516634
    Abstract: A bed structure includes a frame 28, a deck framework 50 moveably connected to the frame, a panel 72 moveably connected to the deck framework, and a motion converter 100. The motion converter translates the panel relative to the deck framework in response to either or both of a) relative translation between the deck framework and the frame, and b) relative rotation of the deck framework and the frame. In one detailed embodiment the motion converter includes a rack 102 secured to the frame, a primary gear 124 meshing with the rack, a panel drive sprocket 170 rotatably mounted on the deck framework coaxially with the primary gear, an idler sprocket 192 rotatably mounted on the deck framework remote from the panel drive sprocket, a slider connected to the panel, and a chain 220 engaged with the panel drive sprocket and the idler and connected to the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D Turner, Christian H Reinke
  • Publication number: 20130191990
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an architectural system and a patient adjustment device. The patient adjustment device is coupled to the architectural system and adapted to pull on a patient receiver to move a patient received by the patient receiver and located on a bed relative to the bed to adjust the position of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8458833
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a lift mechanism, a drive mechanism, and an upper frame. The lower frame includes a lift drive configured to at least one of expand and contract the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is pivotably coupled with the lower frame to rotate about a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is coupled between the lift mechanism and the lower frame. The drive mechanism is configured to rotate the lift mechanism about the rotational axis. The upper frame is supported on the lift mechanism and responsive to the rotation of the lift mechanism to rotate a patient about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8416960
    Abstract: An earpiece of an ANR device incorporates one or more of feedforward-based ANR; feedback-based ANR; passive noise reduction (PNR) of environmental noise sounds in the environment external to the casing of the earpiece in higher audible frequencies; a controlled leak acoustically coupling the front cavity to the environment external to the casing of the ANR device where the coupling may be through another cavity that is closable to the environment external to the casing with a leaky cover; a combination of an acoustically resistive port and a mass port coupling a rear cavity to the environment external to the casing where the coupling may be through another cavity that is closable to the environment external to the casing with a leaky cover; a feedforward microphone given acoustic access to the environment external to the casing through an aperture that is overlain with a leaky cover or that is enclosed within a cavity that is acoustically coupled to the environment external to the casing with a leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Michael D'Agostino, Paul D. Gjeltema, Patrick W. Hopkins, Michael Monahan, Richard L. Pyatt, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8413270
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8410943
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of sensors, and a controller. The plurality of sensors are configured to determine a person's position relative to the frame. The controller is operatively coupled to the sensors. The controller determines whether an exit condition has been met. A light source is operatively coupled to the controller. The light source is activated by the controller when the controller determines that the exit condition has been met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 8387184
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and seat, thigh, and head sections coupled to the frame. A linkage is coupled to the head, seat, and thigh sections. The linkage has a first mode of operation in which the seat and thigh sections remain substantially parallel to each other as the head section is raised and lowered and the linkage has a second mode of operation in which the thigh section tilts relative to the seat section as the head section is raised and lowered. A handle is movable relative to the head section between a first position in which the linkage is in the first mode of operation and a second position in which the linkage is in the second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8353071
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus is convertible between a conventional bed position, having a generally horizontal sleeping surface upon which a person lies in a supine position, and a chair egress position, allowing a person to exit the support from a sitting position. The patient support comprises a deck and a foot panel removably coupled to the deck. The foot panel may allow a low seated height while the bed is in the chair egress position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz
  • Patent number: 8341779
    Abstract: A bed has a head section and a foot section. The bed can assume a horizontal position and at least one position in which the foot section is at an angle relative to horizontal. For instance, the bed may assume a chair position, in which the head section is pivoted upwardly and the foot section is pivoted downwardly, to a substantially vertical position. Casters allow the bed to move relative to the floor. The casters can retract toward the head section of the bed as the foot section pivots downwardly toward the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Jeffrey Scott Jelinek
  • Patent number: 8336138
    Abstract: A patient care equipment support system includes an arm having a first arm portion and a second arm portion that telescopically extends and retracts relative to the first arm portion along a substantially horizontal axis. The first arm portion includes a first end of the arm that is supported for pivoting movement about a substantially vertical first axis. The second arm portion includes a second end of the arm. A column is situated beneath the second end of the arm. The column includes a first column portion and a second column portion that telescopically extends and retracts relative to the first column portion along a substantially vertical second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Michael E. Cerimele, Mark A Graham, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8250686
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an architectural system and a patient adjustment device. The patient adjustment device is coupled to the architectural system and adapted to pull on a patient receiver to move a patient received by the patient receiver and located on a bed relative to the bed to adjust the position of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120198627
    Abstract: An adjustable bed (20) includes a base frame (30) and an occupant support system (32) operable in two or more modes of operation. A user control (90), which may be a rocker pedal (100) is capable of assuming at least two identities, each corresponding to one of the two or more modes of operation. A mode selector (122) allows a user to select an identity for the user control. Selection of the user control identity enables a user to use the user control to govern the mode of operation corresponding to the selected identity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Brian Mears
  • Publication number: 20120198631
    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: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Edward J. Koors, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: D662080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Adam A. Carr, Kevin M. Krauss, Michael E. Laude, Nathan David Schaal, Julie E. Tierney, Jonathan D. Turner