Patents by Inventor Richard W. Mueller

Richard W. Mueller 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: 10695247
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, and a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer. A pressure sensing layer is located underneath the support layer. At least one air supply is coupled to the support layer. A controller is coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls inflation and deflation of the support layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley T. Wilson, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Daniel K. Stevens, Darrell L. Borgman, Dennis S. Flessate, Eric R. Meyer, Gregory W. Branson, John Alan Bobey, Jonathan H. Mueller, Karen Janoff, Kenith W. Chambers, Rachel Hopkins King, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Richard B. Stacy, Sohrab Soltani, Stephen L. Douglas
  • Patent number: 10507147
    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: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    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
  • Publication number: 20080095896
    Abstract: An apparatus for making and wrapping ice cream sandwiches includes a dispensing nozzle associated with a pair of wafer magazines for sequentially making ice cream sandwiches, with a transfer rotor provided for sequentially transferring each sandwich to an associated conveyor. The apparatus includes a sandwich wrapper which sequentially receives and individually wraps each sandwich. Notably, the wrapper includes a wrapper feed mechanism for advancing wrapping material independently of a cutting mechanism of the wrapper, thereby greatly facilitating versatile operation of the machine for wrapping sandwiches of varying sizes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventors: Martin J. Mueller, Richard W. Mueller, Michael A. Weigandt
  • Patent number: 7007829
    Abstract: A dessert container has a tube with a piston. The piston includes a food contact member slidably mounted in the tube. The piston also has a hollow rod extending from and suitable for use with the food contact member. With the piston thus mounted in the tube, wherein the hollow rod can apply pressure to the food contact member for the piston, food may be forced out of the end of the tube, which is oppositely disposed from the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Chief Packaging Company, LLC
    Inventors: Martin J. Mueller, Richard W. Mueller
  • Patent number: 4438561
    Abstract: A method of reworking a printed circuit board includes nonconductively adhering a flexible circuit to the board, the flexible circuit comprising a nonconductive substrate provided with a circuit trace. The circuit trace of the flexible circuit and conductors on the circuit board are subsequently electrically interconnected at appropriate positions by establishing conductive paths which extend generally transversely with respect to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Assignee: Rogers Corporation
    Inventor: Richard W. Mueller