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: 20120145836
    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: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: David P. Lubbers, Paul R. Weil, D. Scott Manlove, Brian J. Hoffman, Christian H. Reinke, Jonathan D. Turner, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20120144583
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail movable between a stowed position substantially below the deck, a barrier position preventing a patient from exiting the side of the patient support apparatus, and an assist position providing a handhold for a patient exiting the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120144595
    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: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120144588
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a mattress having a seat and a leg portion which are deflatable during movement of the patient support apparatus. The mattress includes a covering that is generally air impermeable so that a negative pressure can be developed inside of the covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Publication number: 20120137438
    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: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz
  • Publication number: 20120137435
    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: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Jeffrey Scott Jelinek
  • Publication number: 20120124745
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a base, an upper frame supported above the base, and a deck supported on the upper frame. The deck has head, seat, thigh, and foot sections. The deck is movable between a horizontal position to support a patient in a supine position and a chair egress position to support the patient in a sitting position. The hospital bed further has a seat section actuator to articulate the seat section relative to the upper frame about an axis located adjacent a foot end of the seat section such that a head end of the seat section lifts upwardly relative to the upper frame to facilitate egress of the patient from the deck when the deck is in the chair egress position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120117731
    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: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120110741
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus is movable between a conventional bed position, having a generally horizontal sleeping surface, and a chair egress position, allowing a patient 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 is configured to reduce tipping moments applied to cantilevered portions of the deck while the patient support apparatus is in the conventional bed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Brian E. Mears, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120102643
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20120084922
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame. The patient support apparatus further includes an egress unit coupled to the deck to move between an egress position and a storage position relative to the barrier. The egress unit may include electronic controls to limit movement of various portions of the egress unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120073053
    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: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Eric R. Meyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Kirill Andrienko
  • Patent number: 8141188
    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: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David P Lubbers, Paul R Weil, D Scott Manlove, Brian J Hoffman, Christian H Reinke, Jonathan D Turner, Stephen R Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20120023674
    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: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120005825
    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: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: David M. Minning, Troy D. Acton, Jon C. Tekulve, Christian H. Reinke, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120005832
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christian H. Reinke
  • Patent number: 8069513
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a frame, at least one drop rail coupled to the frame and tiltable relative to the frame, a seat section supported by the at least one drop rail to tilt therewith, a thigh section coupled to the seat section, a head section coupled to the frame and coupled to the at least one drop rail, and a linkage coupled to the head section and coupled to the thigh section. Raising and lowering of the head section results in tilting of the at least one drop rail relative to the frame. The linkage has a first mode of operation in which the seat and thigh sections remain substantially parallel as the at least one drop rail tilts. The linkage has a second mode of operation in which the thigh section tilts relative to the seat section as the at least one drop rail tilts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard Henry Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8065768
    Abstract: A patient support includes a lower frame, an upper frame supported above the lower frame, an equipment carrier coupled to the upper frame, and an actuator operable to adjust the orientation of the equipment carrier to compensate for the upper frame changing its orientation between the Trendelenberg and reverse Trendelenberg positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Graham, David C. Newkirk, Jonathan D. Turner, Christian H. Reinke, Stephen R. Hamberg
  • Publication number: 20110231997
    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: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard Henry Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20110225733
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of casters coupled to the frame and supporting the frame above a floor, a wheel, a push handle that is coupled to the frame and that is gripable to maneuver the patient support apparatus along the floor, and a brake handle coupled to the push handle and movable to move a brake to impede rotation of the wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory J. Figel, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, David A. Albersmeyer, Richard Henry Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Brian P. Michael, Glenn C. Suttman, Jonathan D. Turner, Brian T. Wiggins, Martin D. Weiler, Eugene E. OSBORNE, Nicholas C. Batta