Patents by Inventor Nicholas A. Mann

Nicholas A. Mann 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: 10241167
    Abstract: A tensioning apparatus for supporting a low-temperature apparatus in a vacuum vessel of a superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, has a main body that has a fixed end for fixing the main body, and a free end, a locating piece, situated between the fixed end and the free end; and an adjusting piece having a supporting part, supported between the free end and the locating piece, and an operating part, connected to the supporting part, and operable for adjusting the length of the supporting part in the direction of extension of the main body and thereby tensioning the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Edward Wedderburn Kershaw, Nicholas Mann, Bu Qing Zhang, Shao Kun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10185004
    Abstract: A thermal radiation shield for a superconducting magnet has an inner tube, an outer tube arranged around the periphery of the inner tube, and an annular end cap disposed therebetween, and connected in a fixed manner to an edge of the inner tube by an inner edge of the annular end cap. A first toothed part is formed at an outer edge of the annular end cap, the first toothed part being connected by meshing with a second toothed part formed by an edge of the outer tube. The annular end cap with a toothed structure allows only a simple cutting process on raw material to be performed in order to obtain the annular end cap and the first toothed part formed at the outer edge thereof, thereby avoiding complex punching, spinning and similar processes, and saving production costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens PLC
    Inventors: Li Kai Huang, Edward Wedderburn Kershaw, Nicholas Mann, Hai Tao Xiu, Bu Qing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180296413
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Publication number: 20180271729
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 10016325
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Publication number: 20180184984
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a sensor capable of detecting vital signs, setting acceptable limits for the vital signs, and includes structures for monitoring the vital signs and providing local and/or remote indications to caregivers if the vital signs fall outside of acceptable limits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Dan R. TALLENT, Brandon P. FISK, Aziz A. BHAI, Eric D. BENZ, Robert D. WEITZ, John GOEWERT, Frank SAUSER, Nicholas C. BATTA, Edward J. KOORS, Jonathan D. TURNER, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, John G. BYERS, Nicholas A. MANN, Daniel MCCOY
  • Patent number: 10004654
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20180137521
    Abstract: Techniques for targeting consumers using consumer behavior-based dynamic product pricing. A system utilizing such techniques can include a consumer interaction monitoring system and a consumer behavior-based dynamic product pricing offering system. A method utilizing such techniques can include monitoring behaviors of a consumer in interacting online and offering consumers products at consumer behavior-based product prices determined based on the monitored behaviors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Publication date: May 17, 2018
    Applicant: b8ta, inc.
    Inventors: Vibhu Norby, William Mintun, Phillip Raub, Nicholas Mann
  • Publication number: 20180049939
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for percussion therapy of a patient's torso area provide percussive force to release and/or dislodge mucous from respiratory airways of a human patient. Such devices, systems, and methods may include a torso covering for securing to a patient's torso, percussive devices coupled to the torso covering, and an attachment assembly for supporting the torso covering. The percussive devices may include a percussion frame, an electromechanically actuated percussor for controlled movement between end positions, and resilient members attached to opposite ends of the percussion frame for assisting controlled movement of the percussor. The devices, systems, and methods disclosed herein provide efficient and comfortable high-frequency percussive force to a patient's torso, reducing stress on the patient and improving patient experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Bryan Chng, Kok Boon R. Ong, Harold M. Cabral, Deny D. Barilea, Suresha Ventakaraya, Wei T. Tan, Clementine Pirio, Nicholas Mann, Chad M. Boerst, Mary J. Rossini, Denis Sin, Vinay Joshi, Dirk Tjepkema, Sytze A. Spijksma, Petrus J. van den Oever, Ari T. Adler, William C. Stewart, Jason Robinson, Timothy R. Proulx, Alex Staudt, Petrus T. Rutgers
  • Publication number: 20170345030
    Abstract: Techniques for selling products through flash retailing. A system utilizing such techniques can include a facility, a retailer system, a product developer system, and a flash retailing management system. A method utilizing such techniques can include facility management, product developer management, and retailer system management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Applicant: b8ta, Inc.
    Inventors: Vibhu Norby, William Mintun, Phillip Raub, Nicholas Mann
  • Publication number: 20170224561
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Publication number: 20170135890
    Abstract: Support pad assemblies and person support apparatuses are disclosed. A person support apparatus includes a base frame, a longitudinal frame coupled to the base frame, and a support deck supported on the longitudinal frame. The longitudinal frame extends in a longitudinal direction and the support deck is adjustable from a planar configuration to a concave configuration or a convex configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Publication date: May 18, 2017
    Applicant: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Bennett DuBois, Ben Hertz, Timothy Allen Lane, Rachel L. Williamson, Kiana Mathews Dezelon, Nicholas Mann, Varad Narayan Srivastava
  • Patent number: 9642967
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kirsten M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Publication number: 20170098175
    Abstract: Methods and systems facilitate managing retail facilities using a managed retail rental service. A physical facility for retail rental may be identified. Configuration instructions to configure the physical facility for a specific retail use in accordance with specific configuration parameters may be received from a retail portal. The configuration instructions may be processed into facility modification instructions that direct one or more facility operators affiliated with the physical facility to modify an attribute of the physical facility. The facility modification instructions may be provided to one or more facility operations devices to configure the facility according to the specific configuration parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Applicant: b8ta, inc.
    Inventors: Vibhu Norby, William Mintun, Phillip Raub, Nicholas Mann
  • Publication number: 20160367420
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Publication date: December 22, 2016
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Patent number: 9463126
    Abstract: A number of patient beds are disclosed. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock, Mark S. Chiacchira, Nicholas A. Mann, David C. Newkirk
  • Publication number: 20160231398
    Abstract: A tensioning apparatus for supporting a low-temperature apparatus in a vacuum vessel of a superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, has a main body that has a fixed end for fixing the main body, and a free end, a locating piece, situated between the fixed end and the free end; and an adjusting piece having a supporting part, supported between the free end and the locating piece, and an operating part, connected to the supporting part, and operable for adjusting the length of the supporting part in the direction of extension of the main body and thereby tensioning the main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd.
    Inventors: Edward Wedderburn Kershaw, Nicholas Mann, Bu Qing Zhang, Shao Kun Zhao
  • Publication number: 20160202332
    Abstract: A thermal radiation shield for a superconducting magnet has an inner tube, an outer tube arranged around the periphery of the inner tube, and an annular end cap disposed therebetween, and connected in a fixed manner to an edge of the inner tube by an inner edge of the annular end cap. A first toothed part is formed at an outer edge of the annular end cap, the first toothed part being connected by meshing with a second toothed part formed by an edge of the outer tube. The annular end cap with a toothed structure allows only a simple cutting process on raw material to be performed in order to obtain the annular end cap and the first toothed part formed at the outer edge thereof, thereby avoiding complex punching, spinning and similar processes, and saving production costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Applicant: Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Kai Huang, Edward Wedderburn Kershaw, Nicholas Mann, Hai Tao Xiu, Bu Qing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20160136356
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Publication date: May 19, 2016
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kirsten M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • Patent number: 9140768
    Abstract: A mounting plate for locating under a superconducting magnet structure, between the superconducting magnet structure and a supporting surface of a mobile carrier, is controllable between two different states. In a first state, the mount provides rigid attachment and precise location of the superconducting magnet structure onto the supporting surface of the mobile carrier. In a second state, the mount provides vibration isolation between the superconducting magnet and the mobile carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens PLC
    Inventors: Neil Belton, Richard Gowland, Trevor Bryan Husband, Nicholas Mann, Michael Simpkins