Patents by Inventor Michael M. Donnelly

Michael M. Donnelly 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: 7008371
    Abstract: A patient warming apparatus includes a patient support and a canopy that moves upwardly and downwardly relative to the patient support. A first heater is coupled to the canopy and moves upwardly and downwardly with the canopy. A second heater is coupled to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Draeger Medical Infant Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 6761682
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus includes a base, a patient-support portion carried by the base, a canopy situated above the patient-support portion, and a mechanism for vertically raising and lowering the canopy relative to the patient-support portion. A convective heating system is operable to provide heated air into a space defined between the patient-support portion and the canopy. A radiant heater is coupled to the canopy and is operable to direct radiant heat toward the patient-support portion. A control system controls the operation of the convective heating system and the radiant heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 6746394
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 6709384
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20020143233
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20020082468
    Abstract: An infant care apparatus includes a base, a patient-support portion carried by the base, a canopy situated above the patient-support portion, and a mechanism for vertically raising and lowering the canopy relative to the patient-support portion. A convective heating system is operable to provide heated air into a space defined between the patient-support portion and the canopy. A radiant heater is coupled to the canopy and is operable to direct radiant heat toward the patient-support portion. A control system controls the operation of the convective heating system and the radiant heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2001
    Publication date: June 27, 2002
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Publication number: 20010049465
    Abstract: A patient warming apparatus includes a patient support and a canopy that moves upwardly and downwardly relative to the patient support. A first heater is coupled to the canopy and moves upwardly and downwardly with the canopy. A second heater is coupled to the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Publication date: December 6, 2001
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 6296606
    Abstract: A patient warming apparatus includes a patient support and a canopy that moves upwardly and downwardly relative to the patient support. A radiant heater noves upwardly and downwardly with the canopy. The patient warming apparatus also includes a convective heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 6270452
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 6036634
    Abstract: A patient support and environmental control apparatus comprises a frame and an upwardly-facing patient-support surface carried by the frame. An air curtain generator is mounted to the frame. The air curtain generator provides first and second curtains of air. The patient-support surface has a perimeter and the first and second curtains of air originate adjacent to the perimeter and converge at a point positioned to lie above the patient-support surface. The first and second curtains of air cooperate with the patient-support surface to define a patient space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 5971914
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 5971913
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a base and a patient-support surface carried above the base. The patient-support apparatus further includes an indicator and a unit having at least one of a noise sensor and a light sensor which generates a sensor data signal. The patient-support apparatus further includes a control system coupled to the indicator and the at least one sensor. The control system is configured to process the sensor data signal and activate the indicator only when the sensor data signal exceeds a preset threshold level. The patient-support apparatus further includes a mechanism coupled to the control system to permit adjustment of the preset threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, John J. Kody, Michael M. Donnelly, D. Scott Prows
  • Patent number: 5817002
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis Joseph Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 5817003
    Abstract: A patient warming apparatus includes a support surface for supporting a patient, a convective heater for supplying convective heat to warm the patient, and a radiant heater for supplying radiant heat to warm the patient. The apparatus also includes a controller having a first output coupled to the convective heater and a second output coupled to the radiant heater for varying output power levels of the convective heater and the radiant heater, respectively, to maintain the patient located on the support surface at substantially a preselected temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. Moll, Michael M. Donnelly, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 5759149
    Abstract: A patient support system having an environmentally controlled area over the patient including a frame with a patient support thereon and a moveable canopy thereover. The support is generally rectangular and is provided with a vertical fluid curtain at its perimeter on each of its four sides. The four vertical curtains are deflected inwardly by the canopy to provide the environmentally controlled area over the patient and with a fluid return to the perimeter to provide a closed fluid path. The air curtains can be heated and/or have water vapor added thereto. An infrared heater is provided in the canopy for a second source of heat. An integrated control system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Goldberg, David C. Newkirk, William Olson, Michael M. Donnelly, Robert G. Moll, Alan Gutwillig
  • Patent number: 5453077
    Abstract: An infant thermal support device which provides convective heat transfer similar to an incubator yet which allows for unlimited care provider access to the infant without compromising the infant's thermal environment. The device has an infant support with head and foot ends and lateral sides, and provides a heated curtain of air traveling over an infant on the support to maintain the temperature of the infant at an appropriate level. Vertically oriented curtains of air travel upwardly from the lateral edges and at least one end of the support. The device provides warmth to the infant on the support by virtue of the heated air curtain, and the vertically oriented air curtains reduced perturbations of the heated air curtain caused by physical disturbances adjacent to the device such that a canopy enclosing the device is not required. The device further comprises a raisable and lowerable canopy and infrared heater, such that the device can function as either an infant radiant warmer, an incubator or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, Francis J. Buchholz, III, Brent C. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 5409382
    Abstract: An infant simulator for modeling the thermal properties of premature infants comprises a head, a pair of arms, a pair of legs, and a torso, a fluid circuit connecting and supplying fluid from a fluid source to the pair of arms, pair of legs and torso, a pump in the torso for circulating fluid through the simulator, and a synthetic skin for simulating insensible water loss in a premature infant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael M. Donnelly, William A. Olson
  • Patent number: 4399823
    Abstract: A loose probe alarm in which a temperature responsive element (14) arranged for attachment to a body is periodically heated (20, 22, 26) and the effects of self-heating of the temperature responsive element are monitored (32, 36, 38) to determine whether the temperature responsive element has been dislodged from the body. The alarm is arranged to sense during the heating period of the temperature responsive element the difference in the amount of heat dissipated by the temperature responsive element when it remains in contact with the body to which it has been attached and when it has been dislodged from this body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1983
    Assignee: Air-Shields, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Donnelly