Patents by Inventor Michael T. Brubaker

Michael T. Brubaker 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: 10406044
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, wheels, a drive system, a support surface, a lift system, and a control. The control controls the drive system in response to forward/reverse forces applied thereto, and also controls the lift system in response to upward or downward forces applied thereto. In some embodiments, a controller compares a magnitude of the forward/reverse force to a magnitude of the upward/downward force and commands the drive system to drive the wheels if the magnitude of the forward/reverse force exceeds the magnitude of the upward/downward force. The control may include a user-engageable portion that is constructed to not move with respect to a force sensor when forward or reverse forces are applied to the user-engageable portion. The controller controls the drive system in response to the forward or reverse forces applied to the user-engageable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 10369063
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure. The support structure comprises a base, a frame, and a patient support surface to support a patient. One or more handle assemblies are coupled to the frame to maneuver the patient transport apparatus. The handle assemblies comprise one or more handles to be manipulated by a user. The handles are capable of being adjusted to facilitate maneuvering of the patient transport apparatus, such as pushing/pulling the patient transport apparatus along a floor surface, lifting the patient transport apparatus over obstacles, loading the patient transport apparatus into an emergency vehicle, and/or unloading the patient transport apparatus from the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathan Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Ross T. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10358268
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that includes an apparatus body that has a surface with an opening and a cover coupled to the apparatus body about an axis of rotation angled to the surface. The cover is operable to rotate about the axis of rotation to move between a first position wherein the cover closes the opening and a second position wherein the cover is moved to allow access to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Nathan Wray Matheny, Kurosh Nahavandi
  • Publication number: 20180311086
    Abstract: A cot fastening system for fastening a cot to an emergency vehicle includes a frame configured for mounting to the floor of an emergency vehicle, which has a longitudinal axis and a cot loading direction along the longitudinal axis. The system includes a first restraint assembly for coupling to a first cot attachment of the cot, which is mounted to the frame. The system further includes a second restraint assembly for coupling to a second cot attachment, which is also mounted to the frame. The system further includes a spring, such as a coil spring, for biasing the cot in a direction opposed from the loading direction of the frame to thereby apply a pre-load on at least one of said restraint assemblies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon David Naber, Kurosh Nahavandi, Michael T. Brubaker, Charles Louis Crouch, Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Jason James Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20180303689
    Abstract: An emergency cot includes a litter frame, a base, and a lift assembly supporting the litter frame relative to the base. The lift assembly includes load bearing members pivotally coupled to the litter frame by head-end upper pivot connections and foot-end upper pivot connections and to the base by head-end lower pivot connections and foot-end lower pivot connections for raising or lowering the base or the litter frame with respect to the other. The foot-end upper pivot connections or head-end upper pivot connections are movable toward or away from the longitudinal axis of the litter frame to allow one end of the litter frame to be tilted upwardly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Chad Conway Souke, Christopher Gentile, Ross Timothy Lucas, Michael T. Brubaker
  • Publication number: 20180280212
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure. The support structure comprises a base, a frame, and a patient support surface to support a patient. One or more handle assemblies are coupled to the frame to maneuver the patient transport apparatus. The handle assemblies comprise one or more handles to be manipulated by a user. The handles are capable of being adjusted to facilitate maneuvering of the patient transport apparatus, such as pushing/pulling the patient transport apparatus along a floor surface, lifting the patient transport apparatus over obstacles, loading the patient transport apparatus into an emergency vehicle, and/or unloading the patient transport apparatus from the emergency vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Ross T. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10058464
    Abstract: A cot fastening system for fastening a cot to an emergency vehicle includes a frame configured for mounting to the floor of an emergency vehicle, which has a longitudinal axis and a cot loading direction along the longitudinal axis. A first restraint assembly is for coupling to a foot end cot attachment of a cot and is mounted to the frame. A second restraint assembly is for coupling to a head end cot attachment of the cot and is mounted to the frame. The frame includes a first section and a second section. The first section has a first width less than the spacing between head end wheels of the cot to allow the cot to straddle the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon David Naber, Kurosh Nahavandi, Nathan Wray Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Charles Louis Crouch, Clifford Edwin Lambarth, Jason James Wroblewski
  • Publication number: 20170291742
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that includes an apparatus body that has a surface with an opening and a cover coupled to the apparatus body about an axis of rotation angled to the surface. The cover is operable to rotate about the axis of rotation to move between a first position wherein the cover closes the opening and a second position wherein the cover is moved to allow access to the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Nathan Wray Matheny, Kurosh Nahavandi
  • Patent number: 9782312
    Abstract: A patient support includes a bladder layer with a plurality of bladders, a pneumatic supply system, and a plurality of tubes in fluid communication with pneumatic supply system. The tubes are coupled to and guided by the bladder layer so that the tubes and bladder layer may remain in close registry when being handled, for example, either during the assembly process or cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Stephen F. Peters, Benoit Martel
  • Publication number: 20170112694
    Abstract: A cot fastening system for fastening a cot to an emergency vehicle includes a frame configured for mounting to the floor of an emergency vehicle, which has a longitudinal axis and a cot loading direction along the longitudinal axis. A first restraint assembly is for coupling to a foot end cot attachment of a cot and is mounted to the frame. A second restraint assembly is for coupling to a head end cot attachment of the cot and is mounted to the frame. The frame includes a first section and a second section. The first section has a first width less than the spacing between head end wheels of the cot to allow the cot to straddle the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: Brandon David Naber, Kurosh Nahavandi, Nathan Wray Matheny, Michael T. Brubaker, Charles Louis Crouch
  • Publication number: 20170071806
    Abstract: A telescoping assembly for use on a patient support apparatus. The telescoping assembly comprises an accessory and a telescoping support slidable to extend the accessory. A locking device releasably holds the telescoping support in the extended position. The accessory is manually movable by a user between a stowed position and a use position. The accessory comprises a deactivator portion operable to deactivate the locking device remotely in response to the user manually moving the accessory relative to the telescoping support toward the stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael William Graves, Richard A. Derenne, William D. Childs, Bryan E. Garfoot, Connor F. St. John, Christopher Gentile, Michael T. Brubaker, Kevin C. Kropp
  • Publication number: 20170027789
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, a controller, and a barrier having at least one electrical device. The base includes mounting structures for releasably mounting the barrier to the base. A first electrical connector is in communication with the at least one electrical device and mounted to the barrier. A second electrical connector is in communication with the controller and mounted at one of the mounting structures for connection with the first electrical connector when the barrier is mounted to the base at the mounting structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Connor Feldpausch St.John, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, William Dwight Childs, Michael Harry Lau, Annie D├ęsaulniers, Michael T. Brubaker, Richard A. Derenne, Justin Raymond, Michael Joseph Hayes, Jason John Connell, Christopher Scott Jacob
  • Publication number: 20170020757
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus that comprises a frame and a side rail mounted to the frame. The side rail comprises a side rail body and a pair of arms mounting the side rail body for rotational movement relative to the frame. The pair of arms has a pair of upper pivot connections connected to the side rail body and a pair of lower pivot connections for mounting to the frame. The upper pivot connections couple to a timing link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Inventors: Brian J. Tessmer, Christopher Ryan Sweeney, Jeffrey C. Shiery, Michael T. Brubaker, Dickson J. Brubaker, Dan George Parker
  • Publication number: 20160374874
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes a base, wheels, a drive system, a support surface, a lift system, and a control. The control controls the drive system in response to forward/reverse forces applied thereto, and also controls the lift system in response to upward or downward forces applied thereto. In some embodiments, a controller compares a magnitude of the forward/reverse force to a magnitude of the upward/downward force and commands the drive system to drive the wheels if the magnitude of the forward/reverse force exceeds the magnitude of the upward/downward force. The control may include a user-engageable portion that is constructed to not move with respect to a force sensor when forward or reverse forces are applied to the user-engageable portion. The controller controls the drive system in response to the forward or reverse forces applied to the user-engageable portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Jerald A. Trepanier, Connor Feldpausch St.John, Michael T. Brubaker, Christopher Gentile, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 9526349
    Abstract: A cover for a mattress for supporting a patient is adapted to provide a generally smooth top surface over the mattress while still accommodating the movement of portions of the mattress or changes in thickness of the mattress, for example, when turning the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Christopher Cate, Todd Zeilinger, Kent Douglas Pilcher, Stephen F. Peters, Michael T. Brubaker, Manikantan Seshradinathan, David Allen Dunlap, Ryan Ross
  • Patent number: 9420895
    Abstract: A patient support for supporting a patient includes a plurality of cushioning layers arranged such that their supporting surfaces when unloaded are generally arranged in a plane, and with each cushioning layer interlocked with each adjacent cushioning layer wherein each cushioning layer provides lateral and longitudinal support to each of its adjacent cushion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Stephen F. Peters, Michael T. Brubaker
  • Publication number: 20150059100
    Abstract: A patient support includes a bladder layer with a plurality of bladders, a pneumatic supply system, and a plurality of tubes in fluid communication with pneumatic supply system. The tubes are coupled to and guided by the bladder layer so that the tubes and bladder layer may remain in close registry when being handled, for example, either during the assembly process or cleaning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Stephen F. Peters, Benoit Martel
  • Publication number: 20140373279
    Abstract: A cover for a mattress for supporting a patient is adapted to provide a generally smooth top surface over the mattress while still accommodating the movement of portions of the mattress or changes in thickness of the mattress, for example, when turning the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Christopher Cate, Todd Zeilinger, Kent Douglas Pilchner, Stephen F. Peters, Michael T. Brubaker, Manikantan Seshradinathan, David Allen Dunlap, Ryan Ross