Patents by Inventor Kenneth O. Rudolf

Kenneth O. Rudolf 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: 5377372
    Abstract: A castor control mechanism for a hospital bed having a plunger type neutral/brake/steer castor comprises a linkage including a rocker arm pivotally mounted to the base of the bed, a link connected on one end to the rocker arm and being connected on its other end through a cam and follower mechanism to a shaft rotatably mounted to the base and rotatable by a foot pedal. Operation of the foot pedal moves the plunger of the castor via the rocker arm to place the castor in its steer, neutral and brake positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1995
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth O. Rudolf, David W. Williams