Patents by Inventor Karen Janoff

Karen Janoff 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: 20190060146
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, and a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer. A pressure sensing layer is located underneath the support layer. At least one air supply is coupled to the support layer. A controller is coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls inflation and deflation of the support layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley T. Wilson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Daniel K. Stevens, Darrell L. Borgman, Dennis S. Flessate, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, John Alan Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Karen Janoff, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel Hopkins King, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Richard B. Stacy, Sohrab Soltani, Stephen L. Douglas
  • Patent number: 10130539
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 10098798
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region within the cover, a first air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, air bladders including a head zone and a seat zone located beneath the first layer, a first sensing assembly located beneath the head zone, a second air supply coupled to the air bladders to selectively inflate and deflate the air bladders, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the first and second air supplies to control inflation and deflation of the air bladders and to control air flow through the permeable layer. The controller also receives a signal from the first sensing assembly, determines whether the patient support is occupied, and adjusts air flow through the first layer based on the signal from the first sensing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20170014289
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20140352074
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, and a first air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer. The patient support also includes a plurality of air bladders located beneath the air permeable first layer and a second air supply coupled to the air bladders to selectively inflate and deflate the air bladders. An angle sensor is located in the interior region in an articulatable portion of the patient support. A controller is coupled to the first and second air supplies and the angle sensor to control inflation and deflation of the air bladders in response to an angle signal received from the angle sensor and to control air flow through the air permeable layer in response to the angle signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 8832884
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of transverse bladders and vertically oriented can-shaped bladders is provided. In one embodiment, one or more angle sensors are provided in articulatable sections of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 7973666
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Z. Sleva, William L. Jacques, II, Karen Janoff, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Richard B. Stacy, Andrew F. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20100132116
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of transverse bladders and vertically oriented can-shaped bladders is provided. In one embodiment, one or more angle sensors are provided in articulatable sections of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Karen Janoff, Thomas Uzzle, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel King
  • Patent number: 7657956
    Abstract: This disclosure described a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of transverse bladders and vertically oriented can-shaped bladders is provided. In one embodiment, one or more angle sensors are provided in articulatable sections of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Karen Janoff, Thomas Uzzie, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobay, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20090270770
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Z. Sleva, William L. Jacques, II, Karen Janoff, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Richard B. Stacy, Andrew F. Skinner
  • Patent number: 7557718
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Z. Sleva, William L. Jacques, II, Karen Janoff, John A. Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Richard B. Stacy, Andrew F. Skinner
  • Publication number: 20080028533
    Abstract: This disclosure described a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of transverse bladders and vertically oriented can-shaped bladders is provided. In one embodiment, one or more angle sensors are provided in articulatable sections of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventors: Richard Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Karen Janoff, Thomas Uzzie, Jonathan Mueller, John Bobay, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltanl, Gregory Branson, Kenith Chambers, Rebecca Ginther, Stephen Douglas, Eric Meyer, Christopher O'Keefe, Bradley Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel King
  • Publication number: 20050273940
    Abstract: A lack of patient movement monitor and method. The monitor and method patient support includes a plurality of sensors located beneath a patient support to determine movement of a patient. An alarm is activated when patient movement over time is determined to be lacking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2005
    Publication date: December 15, 2005
    Inventors: Robert Petrosenko, David Lokhorst, Mayur Yermaneni, Michael Sleva, William Jacques, Karen Janoff, John Bobey, Jonathan Mueller, Richard Stacy, Andrew Skinner
  • Publication number: 20040034342
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to medical laser fibers and, more particularly, to a medical laser fiber optic cable having improved treatment indicators for BPH surgery. Disclosed is a medical instrument for the treatment of tissue comprising a source of light energy; a connector removably attachable to the source of light energy; an optical fiber having a proximal end, connected to the connector, and a distal end positionable at a site of the treatment. The optical fiber comprises: a treatment region, a first depth indicating region, and a second depth indicating region The treatment region includes an active portion and spacer portion. The first depth indicating region originates with a first primary mark at its distal end, terminates with a third primary mark at its proximal end, and includes a second primary mark approximately 5 mm from the first primary mark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Scott N. Barton, Karen A. Janoff, Gregory J. Bakos