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).

  • Publication number: 20190021924
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a base and a support structure coupled to the base and being configured to support a patient. The apparatus also comprises a panel having a surface and being physically adapted to vibrate at one or more frequencies, a controller configured to generate an electrical signal, and a vibrational exciter. The vibrational exciter comprises a surface coupled to the surface of the panel and being configured to receive the electrical signal from the controller and to convert the electrical signal into vibrational energy. The surface of the vibrational exciter is configured to transfer the vibrational energy to the surface of the panel to vibrate the panel at the one or more frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Scott A. Kuebler, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Marko N. Kostic, Jonathan M. Greenbank
  • Publication number: 20180369038
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers, Ming Chen
  • Publication number: 20180374577
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu
  • Publication number: 20180369035
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprising a patient support deck, a touchscreen, and a controller. The patient support deck comprises a patient support surface. The touchscreen comprises a screen, an input surface arranged adjacent to the screen, and a touch sensor configured to generate an electric field within an envelope defined adjacent to the input surface to sense conductive objects interacting with the electric field. The touch sensor is operable at a first sensitivity level to detect conductive objects approaching the input surface, and a second sensitivity level to detect conductive objects engaging the input surface. The controller is in communication with the touchscreen to operate the touch sensor at the first sensitivity level during an absence of conductive objects interacting with the electric field, and to operate the touch sensor at the second sensitivity level in response to conductive objects interacting with the electric field within the envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    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
  • Publication number: 20180374573
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Alexey Titov, Michael Hayes
  • Publication number: 20180369039
    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: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers, Ming Chen, Marco Constant, Madhu Thomas, Christopher A. George, Sujay Sukumaran, Marko N. Kostic, Alexey Titov, Michael Hayes, Brandon J. Buckingham
  • Publication number: 20180252535
    Abstract: Techniques for generating a virtual map of a facility are disclosed. A server is coupled over a network to sensors equipped on patient transport apparatuses being located in the facility. The sensors produce readings as the patient transport apparatuses move in the facility. The server is configured to receive the readings over the network and to generate the virtual map of the facility based on analysis of the readings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Darren G. Schaaf
  • Publication number: 20170215979
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coupling system for coupling a medical accessory to an accessory support is provided. The present disclosure also provides a system for powering a medical accessory with an accessory support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Brian J. Tessmer, Connor F. St. John, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Isaac A. Schaberg, Zachary J. Sadler, Kirby M. Neihouser
  • Publication number: 20170143565
    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: November 16, 2016
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Connor F. St. John, Brian J. Tessmer, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu