Patents by Inventor Kevin Mark Patmore

Kevin Mark Patmore 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: 20210007919
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an exit detection system that has, in some embodiments, multiple user-selectable modes. A first mode issues an alert in response to a static condition being met and the second mode issues an alert in response to a dynamic condition being met. The static condition may be defined by an unchanging boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses the boundary. The dynamic condition may be defined by a changing boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses it. The changing boundary may change based upon the occupant's height, weight, BMI, vital sign, or other characteristic. The changing boundary may also change based upon a position of one or more components of the person support apparatus, such as a siderail or Fowler section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Anuj K. Sidhu, Marko N. Kostic, Michael Joseph Hayes, Kevin Mark Patmore, Sujay Sukumaran
  • Patent number: 10835051
    Abstract: A person support for supporting a person includes a first layer and a resilient second layer. The first layer has a surface topography with a first region with a curvature configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a first portion of a person's body. The surface topography has a second region configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a second portion of a person's body. The resilient second layer overlays the first layer and forms a person support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Tyler Scott Wright
  • Publication number: 20200352475
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Publication date: November 12, 2020
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10786408
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an exit detection system that has, in some embodiments, multiple user-selectable modes. A first mode issues an alert in response to a static condition being met and the second mode issues an alert in response to a dynamic condition being met. The static condition may be defined by an unchanging boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses the boundary. The dynamic condition may be defined by a changing boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses it. The changing boundary may change based upon the occupant's height, weight, BMI, vital sign, or other characteristic. The changing boundary may also change based upon a position of one or more components of the person support apparatus, such as a siderail or Fowler section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Anuj K. Sidhu, Marko N. Kostic, Michael Joseph Hayes, Kevin Mark Patmore, Sujay Sukumaran
  • Patent number: 10750978
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20190337334
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure comprising a base and a patient support surface for supporting a patient and a caster assembly coupled to the base. The caster assembly comprises a wheel assembly. The wheel assembly includes a first edge, a second edge, and a center disposed between the first edge and the second edge. Each of the edges have a lower coefficient of friction than the center. The caster assembly further includes a tilt assembly coupled to the wheel assembly. The tilt assembly is configured to allow the wheel assembly to tilt relative to a floor surface such that at least one of the first and second edges contact the floor surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Patmore
  • Publication number: 20190167155
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10231649
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10047770
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a litter frame, and an elevation assembly supporting the litter frame on the base. The elevation assembly is configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The elevation assembly includes a pair of hydraulic actuators and a hydraulic fluid control system for delivering fluid to the first and second hydraulic actuators. The control system includes a pump and a user operable control coupled to the pump for controlling the flow of hydraulic fluid from the pump to the first and second hydraulic actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Gary L. Bartley
  • Publication number: 20180168361
    Abstract: A person support for supporting a person includes a first layer and a resilient second layer. The first layer has a surface topography with a first region with a curvature configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a first portion of a person's body. The surface topography has a second region configured to correspond and generally conform, in an unloaded state, to the shape of a second portion of a person's body. The resilient second layer overlays the first layer and forms a person support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Tyler Scott Wright
  • Publication number: 20180110445
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Publication number: 20170243459
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an exit detection system that has, in some embodiments, multiple user-selectable modes. A first mode issues an alert in response to a static condition being met and the second mode issues an alert in response to a dynamic condition being met. The static condition may be defined by an unchanging boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses the boundary. The dynamic condition may be defined by a changing boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses it. The changing boundary may change based upon the occupant's height, weight, BMI, vital sign, or other characteristic. The changing boundary may also change based upon a position of one or more components of the person support apparatus, such as a siderail or Fowler section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Anuj K. Sidhu, Marko N. Kostic, Michael Joseph Hayes, Kevin Mark Patmore
  • Publication number: 20170165097
    Abstract: A restraint apparatus operable by a user for restraining a limb of a person to a restraining point including a cuff having a first end and a second end. The cuff is operable between an open configuration and a closed configuration. The cuff is secured around the limb of the person in the closed configuration and the first end and the second end are separated from each other in the open configuration. At least one tether is attached to the cuff. The tether comprises a coupler to couple the cuff to the restraining point when the cuff is in the closed configuration. The cuff is wearable by a least a portion of a hand of the user in the open configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Sarah Elizabeth Mynhier, Bryce Kelly Porter, Kyle Stephen Spieker, Douglas J. Paige, Bernadette Rose Marconi, Austin W. Frank, Miso Kim, Taylor Berry, Matthew Charles Boden
  • Publication number: 20170098359
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an exit detection system that has, in some embodiments, multiple user-selectable modes. A first mode issues an alert in response to a static condition being met and the second mode issues an alert in response to a dynamic condition being met. The static condition may be defined by an unchanging boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses the boundary. The dynamic condition may be defined by a changing boundary that triggers an alert if the occupant's center of gravity crosses it. The changing boundary may change based upon the occupant's height, weight, BMI, vital sign, or other characteristic. The changing boundary may also change based upon a position of one or more components of the person support apparatus, such as a siderail or Fowler section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: Anuj K. Sidhu, Marko N. Kostic, Michael Joseph Hayes, Kevin Mark Patmore
  • Publication number: 20160177977
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a litter frame, and an elevation assembly supporting the litter frame on the base. The elevation assembly is configured to effect changes in elevation of the litter frame relative to the base. The elevation assembly includes a pair of hydraulic actuators and a hydraulic fluid control system for delivering fluid to the first and second hydraulic actuators. The control system includes a pump and a user operable control coupled to the pump for controlling the flow of hydraulic fluid from the pump to the first and second hydraulic actuators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Mark Patmore, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 9259369
    Abstract: Powered patient support apparatuses—such as beds, cots, stretchers, or the like—include a plurality of user controls that allow a caregiver to control the steering and/or driving of one or more powered wheels from multiple different locations around the patient support apparatus (e.g. head end, foot end, and/or the sides). The control is carried out by force sensors that detect both an orientation of the applied forces and a magnitude of the applied forces. Translational and/or rotational movement is effectuated, depending upon the magnitude and direction of the forces, as well as the physical location of the applied force relative to a reference point on the support apparatus, such as the center. One or more object sensors may also be included in the support apparatus to assist in steering and/or navigating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Richard Thomas DeLuca, Thomas Joseph Newport, II, Kevin Mark Patmore
  • Publication number: 20140076644
    Abstract: Powered patient support apparatuses—such as beds, cots, stretchers, or the like—include a plurality of user controls that allow a caregiver to control the steering and/or driving of one or more powered wheels from multiple different locations around the patient support apparatus (e.g. head end, foot end, and/or the sides). The control is carried out by force sensors that detect both an orientation of the applied forces and a magnitude of the applied forces. Translational and/or rotational movement is effectuated, depending upon the magnitude and direction of the forces, as well as the physical location of the applied force relative to a reference point on the support apparatus, such as the center. One or more object sensors may also be included in the support apparatus to assist in steering and/or navigating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Richard Thomas DeLuca, Thomas Joseph Newport, II, Kevin Mark Patmore
  • Patent number: 7861335
    Abstract: The present invention provides an air bearing pallet comprising a network of tethers oriented and connected between the upper and bottom sheets of a plenum chamber, which cause a system of indentations to become formed in the bottom sheet when the plenum chamber is inflated. Perforations in the bottom sheet enable air to escape thereby generating an air film below the chamber within the predefined system of indentations. The size, shape, depth, bottom surface tension/stiffness, airflow through, quantity and location of the indentations can be varied in order to optimize lifting performance and efficiency and reduce system level losses over irregularities and gaps in the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Thomas DeLuca, Kevin Mark Patmore