Patents by Inventor Kenith W. Chambers

Kenith W. Chambers 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: 10251797
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L Kramer, Eugene E Osborne, James K Findlay, Glenn C Suttman, Jeffrey R Welling, Robert A Kinker, Jr., John W Koenig, Matthew C Visca, John B Wilker, Jr., Gregory W Branson, Bruce E Dickman, Jr., Dean M Valvano, William L Jacques, II, Francis C Ganance, Douglas J Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A Albersmeyer, Roger S Philbeck, Aziz A Bhai, Nicholas C Batta, Terry L Richter, Thomas F Riggs, Kenith W Chambers, Steven J Schwartz, Matthew R Knue, Steven A Dixon, Joshua W Shenk, Brent E Goodwin, Andrew F Skinner, Gregory J Figel, James R Stolpmann, Brian J Hoffman, Irvin J Vanderpohl, III, David W Hornbach, Paul R Weil, Eric R Meyer, David P Lubbers, Roberta M Murnyack, Cami S Bright
  • 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: 20170266070
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas E. Uzzle
  • Patent number: 9707141
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas Uzzle
  • 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: 20150224005
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Inventors: Kenneth L Kramer, Eugene E. Osborne, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Jeffrey R. Welling, Robert A. Kinker, JR., John W. Koenig, Matthew C. Visca, John B. Wilker, JR., Gregory W. Branson, Bruce E. Dickman, JR., Dean M. Valvano, William L. Jacques, II, Francis C. Ganance, Douglas J. Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz A. Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Thomas F. Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Steven J. Schwartz, Matthew R. Knue, Steven A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent E. Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Eric R. Meyer, David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Bright
  • Patent number: 9009893
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Kramer, Eugene E. Osborne, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Jeffrey R. Welling, Robert A. Kinker, Jr., John W. Koenig, Matthew C. Visca, John B. Wilker, Jr., Gregory W. Branson, Bruce E. Dickman, Jr., Dean M. Valvano, William L. Jacques, II, Francis C. Ganance, Douglas J. Menkedick, Robert Mark Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz A. Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Thomas F. Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Steven J. Schwartz, Matthew R. Knue, Steven A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent E. Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Eric R. Meyer, David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Scheele
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140013515
    Abstract: A patient support surface including a cover defining an interior region, a layer of three dimensional material, located at the interior region, and an air circulation device disposed adjacent the layer of three dimensional material. The patient support surface includes at least one of a percussion device and a vibration device, located at the interior region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Kenith W. Chambers, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Michael Z. Sleva, Karen M. Gove, Andrew F. Skinner, Stephen R. Schulte, Todd P. O'Neal, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa M. Mirabella, Paula M. Cooper, Eric R. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8584279
    Abstract: A patient support surface including a cover defining an interior region, a layer of three dimensional material, located at the interior region, and an air circulation device disposed adjacent the layer of three dimensional material. The patient support surface includes at least one of a percussion device and a vibration device, located at the interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Kenith W. Chambers, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Michael Z Sleva, Karen M. Gove, Andrew F. Skinner, Stephen R. Schulte, Todd P. O'Neal, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa M. Mirabella, Paula M. Cooper, Eric R. Meyer
  • Patent number: 8286282
    Abstract: A support apparatus includes a bed frame with movable portions and a mattress supported on the bed frame. A control system synchronously controls inflation and deflation of at least one air bladder of the mattress and movement of at least one of the movable portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kummer, Gregory W. Branson, Eric R. Meyer, Bradley T. Wilson, Tanya Taber, Kenith W. Chambers, Michael M. Frondorf, John Vodzak, James R. Stolpmann, Roger D. Dalton, Kenneth R. Smith, Jeffrey A. Heyser
  • Publication number: 20120174319
    Abstract: A patient support includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Douglas J. Menkedick, Eugene E. Osborne, Robert M. Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz Ali Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Tom Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Steven J. Schwartz, Matthew R. Knue, Steve A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jeffrey R. Welling, Eric R. Meyer, Jack Wilker, JR., David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Scheele, John W. Koenig, Matthew Visca, Gregory W. Branson, Bruce E. Dickman, JR., Dean M. Valvano, Robert A. Kinker, JR., William L. Jacques, II, Francis C. Ganance
  • Patent number: 8171588
    Abstract: A patient bed including a deck, supported by a base, and a patient support supported by the deck. The patient support includes a pneumatic device and at least one pressure sensor located within the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenith W. Chambers, Bradley T. Wilson, Reza Hakamiun, Thomas Uzzle
  • Patent number: 8122546
    Abstract: A mattress assembly includes an inner core assembly 48 including a core portion 49 having a head end and a foot end defining a core longitudinal length; a left width adjustment portion 56 comprising a plurality of left width adjustment bladders 60, the left width adjustment portion extending laterally away from a left side of the core portion; a right width adjustment portion 58 comprising a plurality of right width adjustment bladders 62, the right width adjustment portion extending laterally away from the right side of the core portion; the left and right width adjustment portions each having a head end substantially longitudinally aligned with the head end of the core portion and extending footwardly a longitudinal distance less than the core longitudinal length thereby defining left and right relief portions 66, 68.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventors: Kenith W Chambers, Mary Butter, Suzanne M. Bish
  • Patent number: 8108957
    Abstract: A patient support surface including a cover defining an interior region, a layer of three dimensional material, located at the interior region, and an air circulation device disposed adjacent the layer of three dimensional material. The patient support surface includes at least one of a percussion device and a vibration device, located at the interior region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Kenith W. Chambers, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Michael Z. Sleva, Karen M. Gove, Andrew F. Skinner, Stephen R. Schulte, Todd P. O'Neal, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa M. Mirabella, Paula M. Cooper, Eric R. Meyer
  • Publication number: 20120016281
    Abstract: A patient support surface including a cover defining an interior region, a layer of three dimensional material, located at the interior region, and an air circulation device disposed adjacent the layer of three dimensional material. The patient support surface includes at least one of a percussion device and a vibration device, located at the interior region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Kenith W. Chambers, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Michael Z. Sleva, Karen M. Gove, Andrew F. Skinner, Stephen R. Schulte, Todd P. O'Neal, Rachel Hopkins King, Teresa M. Mirabella, Paula M. Cooper, Eric R. Meyer
  • Patent number: RE43532
    Abstract: A patient support including a frame and a mattress supported by the frame. The frame includes a deck support and a deck supporting the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Menkedick, Eugene E. Osborne, Robert M. Zerhusen, David A. Albersmeyer, Roger S. Philbeck, Aziz Ali Bhai, Nicholas C. Batta, Terry L. Richter, Tom Riggs, Kenith W. Chambers, Matthew R. Knue, Steve A. Dixon, Joshua W. Shenk, Brent Goodwin, Andrew F. Skinner, Gregory J. Figel, James R. Stolpmann, James K. Findlay, Glenn C. Suttman, Brian J. Hoffman, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, David W. Hornbach, Paul R. Weil, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jeffrey R. Welling, Eric R. Meyer, Jack Wilker, Jr., David P. Lubbers, Roberta M. Murnyack, Cami S. Scheele, Steven J. Schwartz