Patents by Inventor Rachel H. King

Rachel H. King 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: 20170266070
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas E. Uzzle
  • Patent number: 9707141
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas Uzzle
  • Patent number: 8806682
    Abstract: A bed including an articulation system is provided. The bed includes a frame and an actuator coupled to the frame. The bed further includes an arcuate member and a plurality of deck sections. The arcuate member is coupled to the actuator and one of the plurality of deck sections. The actuator operates to move the arcuate member to rotate the thigh section around a natural hip pivot point of a person positioned on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Gregory W. Branson, Virgil J. Niese, Rachel H. King, Francis C. Ganance
  • Patent number: 7921488
    Abstract: A thermoregulating apparatus (20) for exchanging thermal energy with and supporting a patient (24) and method of exchanging thermal energy is provided. The apparatus includes a heat exchange fluid circuit (30, 95, 102) located below a patient support layer (44) for exchanging thermal energy with the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel H. King, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20100057169
    Abstract: A thermoregulating apparatus (20) for exchanging thermal energy with a patient (24) is provided. The apparatus includes a flexible heat exchange layer (40) and a heat exchange fluid circuit (54) located within the heat exchange layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventors: Rachel H. King, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20100017961
    Abstract: A thermoregulating apparatus (20) for exchanging thermal energy with and supporting a patient (24) and method of exchanging thermal energy is provided. The apparatus includes a heat exchange fluid circuit (30, 95, 102) located below a patient support layer (44) for exchanging thermal energy with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Applicant: HILL-ROM, INC.
    Inventors: Rachel H. King, Mayur Yermaneni, Gregory W. Branson, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Publication number: 20090217460
    Abstract: This disclosure describes certain exemplary embodiments of a patient support having a plurality of vertically-oriented on substantially can-shaped inflatable bladders. In one embodiment, the patient support includes a support layer positioned above the vertical bladders. In another embodiment, the patient support includes a high air loss device. In still another embodiment, the patient support includes a pneumatic device located within the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles Lachenbruch, Jonathan H. Mueller, Sohrab Soltani, Bradley T. Wilson, Stephen L. Douglas, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel H. King, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Richard B. Stacy, Thomas Uzzle
  • Publication number: 20080127421
    Abstract: A bed including an articulation system is provided. The bed includes a frame and an actuator coupled to the frame. The bed further includes an arcuate member and a plurality of deck sections. The arcuate member is coupled to the actuator and one of the plurality of deck sections. The actuator operates to move the arcuate member to rotate the thigh section around a natural hip pivot point of a person positioned on the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Gregory W. Branson, Virgil J. Niese, Rachel H. King, Francis C. Ganance
  • Patent number: 7325265
    Abstract: A bed including an articulation system is provided. The bed includes a frame and an actuator coupled to the frame. The bed further includes an arcuate member and a plurality of deck sections. The arcuate member is coupled to the actuator and one of the plurality of deck sections. The actuator operates to move the arcuate member to rotate the thigh section around a natural hip pivot point of a person positioned on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Gregory W. Branson, Virgil J. Niese, Rachel H. King, Francis C. Ganance