Patents by Inventor Julie E. Myers

Julie E. Myers 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: 7538659
    Abstract: A bed monitoring system that remotely monitors a patient bed. The bed monitoring system comprises a bed status system and a master station. The bed status system is coupled to the patient bed and is configured to monitor at least one condition of the bed, and to generate a bed message indicating the status of the monitored condition. The master station, remote from the patient bed, is operatively coupled to the bed status system to receive bed status information. The bed message can include a bed identifier, bed type identifier, patient exit detection signal, bed occupied signal, or various other status signals. The system can also include locating stations that receive the bed messages from any beds within its monitored location, and generates a station message including information from the bed messages. The master station receives the station messages and can determine the status and location of any bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Thomas E. Scott, Robert J. Jennings, Julie E. Myers, Joseph H. Novak
  • Patent number: 5838223
    Abstract: A patient/nurse call system for a hospital includes patient stations capable of generating hospital calls and a remote master station which prioritizes and stores the calls. Hall units outside patient rooms identify the rooms from which the calls originate and the type of call. Each patient station allows selective retrieval and display of unanswered calls, and the system further permits audio interconnection between any two of the stations. Nurse-worn badges transmit pulse-coded infrared signals which are received by receivers at the patient stations and in response, the systems generates identity and location signals which are stored at the master station. The nurse location and identity information may also be retrieved and displayed at any patient station. Receipt of a nurse's infrared signal at a room station automatically cancels a patient call originating from the room and display thereof by the respective hall unit, while actuating a display to indicate nurse presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Gallant, James C. Harnden, Julie E. Myers, Daniel J. Ulrich
  • Patent number: 5838236
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing comprises the steps of providing a batch of articles containing one or more articles in a common step in a process of being manufactured with a machine detectable tag, providing at least one station in the manufacturing process with a detector for detecting the tag, providing a link between the at least one station and a controller, signaling detection by the detector of the presence of the tag to the controller over the link, and assigning the highest priority for processing through the at least one station to the batch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Diversified Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Stanley L. Bentley, Gene R. Carey, Patrick A. Heinzman, Julie E. Myers
  • Patent number: 5561412
    Abstract: A patient/nurse call system for a hospital includes patient stations capable of generating hospital calls and a remote master station which prioritizes and stores the calls. Hall units outside patient rooms identify the rooms from which the calls originate and the type of call. Each patient station allows selective retrieval and display of unanswered calls, and the system further permits audio interconnection between any two of the stations. Nurse-worn badges transmit pulse-coded infrared signals which are received by receivers at the patient stations and in response, the system generates identity and location signals which are stored at the master station. The nurse location and identity information may also be retrieved and displayed at any patient station. Receipt of a nurse's infrared signal at a room station automatically cancels a patient call originating from the room and display thereof by the respective hall unit, while actuating a display to indicate nurse presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Novak, Julie E. Myers, Curt E. Geiger, Daniel J. Ulrich, Robert J. Jennings, Matthew W. Weismiller, Philip D. Palermo