Patents by Inventor Richard F. Packard

Richard F. Packard 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: 4680790
    Abstract: A bedside control module is provided for healthcare stations and the like, of the type generally having a bed, and at least two control functions, such as bed adjustments, nurse call, telephone, television, radio, lights, and other such accessories. The control module includes a dual-sided control panel that is supported by an arm at a position adjacent to the bed for access by the user. Both sides of the control panel include manually-operable controllers for operating the various control functions. The control panel is rotatably mounted on the support arm for manual rotation about a normally, generally vertical axis that is oriented to selectively and sequentially present the opposite sides of the control panel to the user to regulate the various control functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1987
    Assignee: Joerns Healthcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Packard, Kenneth R. Cover