Patents by Inventor Krishna S. Bhimavarapu

Krishna S. Bhimavarapu 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: 11806295
    Abstract: Techniques for a patient support apparatus are provided to assist in transferring power/data to an external electronic device, such as a smartphone. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure, a power supply and a portable charging device. The charging device comprises an energy storage unit and a receiving element coupled to the energy storage unit. The receiving element is configured to wirelessly receive power. A receptacle is coupled to the support structure and comprises a surface including a sending element being coupled to the power supply. The surface is configured to receive the charging device. The charging device is removable from the surface. The sending element is configured to wirelessly transfer power to the receiving element of the charging device such that the energy storage unit of the charging device stores the transferred power for charging an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11806284
    Abstract: Systems for facilitating movement of a patient transport apparatus are provided and include user input control device that includes a mode switch selectable between a longitudinal transport mode and a multidirectional mode and a driving assist device actuatable between at least one engaged state and a non-engaged state. The mode switch generates signals based on the selected mode and the driving assist device generates engaged or non-engaged signals which are received by a controller. The controller is configured to generate an output signal sent to a lift actuator, swivel actuator, and/or a powered drive system to assist a user in propelling the apparatus in a desired manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S Dunfee, II, Fanqi Meng, Christopher J. Hopper, Thomas A. Puvogel, Gregory S. Taylor, Ryan Ross
  • Patent number: 11810667
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing improved guidance and/or troubleshooting with respect to a patient support apparatus. A user interface is configured to receive inputs from a user, and an information output device is configured to provide instructions to the user. A controller determines a guidance protocol for the user based on the inputs. The guidance protocol comprises user-performed actions to be performed by the user in response to the instructions provided to the user with the information output device. The guidance protocol may be initiated and/or determined based on a troubleshooting request and/or an uncorrelated sequence of user inputs. At least one of the user-performed actions may be configured to control operational functions of a patient support apparatus. Methods for improving patient care by providing the guidance and/or troubleshooting are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11801179
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20230238837
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Publication date: July 27, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie D├ęsaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11710556
    Abstract: An access system for managing users engaged in providing care to patients. A patient support apparatus is provided and comprises a frame, a patient support surface configured to support the patient, and a powered device having a function. An input system is disposed in communication with the powered device and is configured to receive input data. A user control system is disposed in communication with the input system and comprises an authorization module. The authorization module is configured to access a permission level for a user dictating whether the user has permission to operate the powered device with the input system to perform the function. The authorization module is further configured to determine performance data relating to performance of the user in caring for the patient based on the input data, and to modify the permission level based on the performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel V. Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Alexey Titov, Michael Hayes
  • Patent number: 11646609
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20230017679
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11484452
    Abstract: A patient support system comprises a patient support apparatus for patients. The patient support apparatus comprises a base and a patient support surface supported by the base. The patient support apparatus also comprises powered devices that perform one or more predetermined functions on the patient support apparatus. Multiple input devices are employed to control the powered devices. The input devices are designed to enable caregivers to cause operation of the powered devices, as needed, while freeing the caregivers to perform other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20220320916
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient support apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient support apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient support apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee
  • Publication number: 20220304875
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing improved guidance tools with respect to a patient support apparatus. A user interface is configured to receive inputs from a user, and an information output device is configured to provide instructions to the user. The user interface and the information output device may be on a touchscreen display. The user inputs may include a search query. A controller may be adapted to determine search results corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus responsive to the search query and to provide said search results to the user with the information output device. The user input may include shorthand commands corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus. The user interface may include a voice actuation device configured to receive voice actuation commands from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 29, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers, Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20220296445
    Abstract: A system is provided that comprises a patient support apparatus and a unit being independent from the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient. The patient support apparatus also comprises an electrical distribution system, one or more electrical devices, and an energy storage device (ESD) configured to store energy to power the one or more electrical devices through the electrical distribution system. The unit is configured to autonomously interact with the patient support apparatus to remove the ESD from the patient support apparatus and/or to place a replacement ESD on to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Hayes, Daniel V. Brosnan, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Alexey Titov, Ming Chen, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Kevin M. Patmore
  • Patent number: 11389357
    Abstract: A system is provided that comprises a patient support apparatus and a unit being independent from the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus comprises a support structure having a base and a patient support surface for a patient. The patient support apparatus also comprises an electrical distribution system, one or more electrical devices, and an energy storage device (ESD) configured to store energy to power the one or more electrical devices through the electrical distribution system. The unit is configured to autonomously interact with the patient support apparatus to remove the ESD from the patient support apparatus and/or to place a replacement ESD on to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Hayes, Daniel V. Brosnan, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Alexey Titov, Ming Chen, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Kevin M. Patmore
  • Patent number: 11394252
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient support apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient support apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient support apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II
  • Patent number: 11382812
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing improved guidance tools with respect to a patient support apparatus. A user interface is configured to receive inputs from a user, and an information output device is configured to provide instructions to the user. The user interface and the information output device may be embodiment on a touchscreen display. The user inputs may include a search query. A controller may be adapted to determine search results corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus responsive to the search query and to provide said search results to the user with the information output device. The user input may include shorthand commands corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus. The user interface may include a voice actuation device configured to receive voice actuation commands from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers
  • Patent number: 11337872
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing customized user menus. The system comprises a patient support apparatus, a user interface configured to receive input from a user, and a display configured to display user menus or information. The user menus may comprise indicia representative of the operational functions of the patient support apparatus. A controller determines the customized user menu based on usage characteristics, a position of the user interface in proximity to the patient support apparatus, a location of the user interface within a facility, an identification of the user, and/or a patient condition. A touchscreen and/or a mobile device may comprise the user interface and the display. The mobile device may be removably coupled to the patient support apparatus. Methods for improving patient care by providing the customized user menu are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Annie Desaulniers, Ming Chen, Marco Constant
  • Publication number: 20220123606
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 11251663
    Abstract: A power transfer system comprises a patient transport apparatus and a power transfer device. The power transfer system provides convenience and ease of connection between a power source and the patient transport apparatus to provide power to one or more electrically powered devices on the patient transport apparatus or to provide energy for an energy storage device on the patient transport apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Chad Conway Souke, Daniel V. Brosnan, Kurosh Nahavandi, Annie Desaulniers, Alexey Titov, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Aaron D. Furman, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20210346220
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a support deck with a support surface and a deck section configured to move between a first position and a second position, a barrier to limit egress from the support surface operatively attached to the deck section for concurrent movement, and a user interface coupled to the barrier and configured to receive input from a user. The user interface includes a screen to display visual content to the user, and an input device to generate an input signal in response to receiving user input. An orientation sensor determines an orientation of the screen based on movement of the deck section between the first position and the second position. A controller is configured to perform a function in response to receiving the input signal, and maintain a predetermined orientation of the visual content displayed on the screen as the screen moves with the deck section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Publication date: November 11, 2021
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Madhu Thomas, Christopher A. George, Sujay Sukumaran, Ammon K. Wright, Marko N. Kostic, William Dwight Childs, Richard A. Derenne
  • Patent number: 11139666
    Abstract: Energy harvesting and propulsion assistance techniques for a patient support apparatus are provided. The patient support apparatus comprises a base, a patient support surface supported by the base, and a powered device (e.g., propulsion device). An energy harvest and release system includes a harvesting device for harvesting energy, a storage device for storing and releasing the harvested energy, and a controller coupled to the harvesting device, the storage device, and the powered device. The controller is automated to selectively instruct the harvesting device to harvest energy and to selectively instruct release of the harvested energy from the storage device for consumption by the powered device (e.g., to assist in movement of the patient support apparatus).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin M. Patmore, Martin W. Stryker, Jeffrey S. Dunfee, II, Daniel V. Brosnan, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Aaron D. Furman