Patents by Inventor Richard H. Heimbrock

Richard H. Heimbrock 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: 10272007
    Abstract: A bed frame 36 disclosed herein includes a calf section 72 with a foot end 74 and an upper end 76 longitudinally spaced from the foot end, an upper body section 54 with a head end 56 and a lower end 58 longitudinally spaced from the head end, and a medial section 66 longitudinally intermediate the calf and upper body sections. The bed frame is capable of assuming a chair state and a chair egress state. The upper body section and medial section define a sacral corner 68, and the calf section and medial section define a popliteal corner 70 spaced from the sacral corner by an intercorner distance. The intercorner distance is smaller in the chair egress state than in the chair state. A mattress 100 disclosed herein includes an upper body segment 102, a calf segment 116, and a medial segment 124 The lower end 106 of the upper body segment cooperates with the upper end 120 of the calf segment to define an intersegment distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Eric R. Meyer, Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Kirill Andrienko
  • Patent number: 10238566
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a mattress having a seat and a leg portion which are deflatable during movement of the patient support apparatus. The mattress includes a covering that is generally air impermeable so that a negative pressure can be developed inside of the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 10206837
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 10098797
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame configured to support a person thereon, and an endboard assembly configured to be removably coupled to the frame. The endboard assembly includes an endboard assembly including an endboard body and a plurality of support members that are configured to removably couple the endboard body to the frame in a use position and cooperate to maintain the endboard body in an upright orientation when the endboard assembly is uncoupled from the frame and in a storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen E. Hutchison, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180185222
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes an upper frame that is movable to raise and lower relative to a base frame frame. A mattress support deck is coupled to the upper frame and includes a foot deck section. The foot deck section is movable with respect to the rest of the mattress support deck to raise and lower. A drainage bag support is coupled to the foot deck section and is configured to support a drainage bag. Control circuitry controls movement of the upper frame and the foot deck section. The control circuitry has a lockout mode to limit the movement of the upper frame and foot deck section to prevent the drainage bag from touching a floor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Richard J. SCHUMAN, 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: 20180168900
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Craig McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, JR., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 9956127
    Abstract: An occupant support system for supporting an occupant comprises a frame, an articulable assembly which includes an upper body section, and a motion control system arranged to rotate the upper body section by an amount ?? relative to the frame, to translate the upper body section along the frame by an amount ?CS, and to translate the upper body section by an amount ?BS in a direction parallel to the upper body section. Both ?BS and ?CS are a function of ??.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock, Joseph A. Ernst
  • Patent number: 9931258
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail and a medical line manager. The siderail includes a siderail body having a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface extending between about the first surface and about the second surface. The medical line manager is integrated into at least one of the first surface, the second surface, and the side surface of the siderail. The medical line manager includes a first side, a second side, and a bottom extending between about the first side and the second side. The medical line manager is configured to receive and removably retain at least one medical line therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 9925104
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 9756954
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill Andrienko, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20170239131
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a patient support deck. A footboard is removably coupled to the frame. A compression therapy module is located inside the footboard or is mounted to a foot section of the frame. A sleeve port is pneumatically coupled to the compression therapy module and is located on the foot section. The sleeve port is configured for attachment to at least one tube extending from a compression sleeve worn on a limb of a patient. Control circuitry is coupled to the frame and is operable to control functions of the patient support apparatus and to control the compression therapy module. A graphical display screen is coupled to the control circuitry and displays user inputs that are selected to control functions of the patient support apparatus and the compression therapy module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: David J. BRZENCHEK, Richard J. SCHUMAN, SR., Jonathan D. TURNER, James L. WALKE, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Thomas M. GILLIS
  • Publication number: 20170119606
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Craig McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, JR., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Patent number: 9629768
    Abstract: A siderail 52 comprises a rail 70 having a lower edge 72 extending longitudinally from a head end 74 to a foot end 76, and a longitudinally outer link 80 comprising a head side outer link segment 82 and a foot side outer link segment 84. Each segment is connected to the rail at a joint OR and connected to a host frame 28 at a joint OF. The siderail also includes an inner link 110 longitudinally intermediate the outer link segments and connected to the rail at a joint IR and to the host frame at a joint IF. The head side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the head end of the rail lower edge 72 toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link. The foot side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the foot end of the rail lower edge 72 toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T Wiggins, Richard H Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 9585804
    Abstract: A patient helper apparatus for use with a patient support is disclosed. The patient helper apparatus includes a first L-shaped support tube coupled to the patient support, a shaft coupled to the first L-shaped support tube and extending over the patient support, and an egress handle coupled to the first L-shaped support tube. The egress handle moves between a stowed position and an assist position. In the stowed position, the egress handle is situated inside a footprint of the patient support. In the assist position, the egress handle extends outside the footprint of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Edward J. Koors, Jonathan D. Turner, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 9572737
    Abstract: A system for use with a hospital bed having circuitry and a standard AC power outlet spaced from the hospital bed is provided. The system includes a cable assembly couplable to the circuitry of the hospital bed. The cable assembly has power conductors and at least one data conductor. The cable assembly also has a plug including a first power coupler coupled to the power conductors and a first data coupler coupled to the at least one data conductor. The system also includes a second data coupler mountable adjacent the standard AC power outlet. The second data coupler is configured to couple to the first data coupler when the first power coupler is coupled to the standard AC power outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig A. McNeely, Richard H. Heimbrock, Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Paul J. McDaniel, Williams F. Collins, Jr., Oscar A. Manguiat, Terry L. Tincher
  • Publication number: 20170035634
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail and a medical line manager. The siderail includes a siderail body having a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface extending between about the first surface and about the second surface. The medical line manager is integrated into at least one of the first surface, the second surface, and the side surface of the siderail. The medical line manager includes a first side, a second side, and a bottom extending between about the first side and the second side. The medical line manager is configured to receive and removably retain at least one medical line therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20170032650
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a support surface, and a sensor. The frame cooperates with the support surface to support a patient. The sensor is coupled to one of the frame and the support surface and is configured to provide an input signal indicative of a characteristic associated with the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Neal Wiggermann, Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock