Patents by Inventor Robert J. Jennings

Robert J. Jennings 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: 20190134901
    Abstract: A supply of build material such as a spool or cartridge is instrumented with a data tag that includes information about the build material. A three-dimensional printer can read the information from the tag and determine how to use the build material during fabrication of a three-dimensional object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ariel Douglas, Robert J. Steiner, Aric Lynn Jennings, William B. Buel, Anthony D. Moschella
  • Patent number: 7538659
    Abstract: A bed monitoring system that remotely monitors a patient bed. The bed monitoring system comprises a bed status system and a master station. The bed status system is coupled to the patient bed and is configured to monitor at least one condition of the bed, and to generate a bed message indicating the status of the monitored condition. The master station, remote from the patient bed, is operatively coupled to the bed status system to receive bed status information. The bed message can include a bed identifier, bed type identifier, patient exit detection signal, bed occupied signal, or various other status signals. The system can also include locating stations that receive the bed messages from any beds within its monitored location, and generates a station message including information from the bed messages. The master station receives the station messages and can determine the status and location of any bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Matthew W. Weismiller, Thomas E. Scott, Robert J. Jennings, Julie E. Myers, Joseph H. Novak
  • Patent number: 6825763
    Abstract: A system is provided for locating and tracking tags within an area. Each tag includes a transmitter configured to transmit a unique identifier periodically. Location messages are received and processed by at least one monitoring system to determine whether a tag has changed location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Michael Edward Wagener, Sanjeev Patel, Joseph James Schmid, Robert J. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20030030569
    Abstract: A system is provided for locating and tracking tags within an area. Each tag includes a transmitter configured to transmit a unique identifier periodically. Location messages are received and processed by at least one monitoring system to determine whether a tag has changed location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2002
    Publication date: February 13, 2003
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Michael Edward Wagener, Sanjeev Patel, Joseph James Schmid, Robert J. Jennings
  • Patent number: 6462656
    Abstract: A system is provided for locating and tracking tags within an awareness area including a first sub-awareness area and a second sub-awareness area. Each tag includes a transmitter configured to transmit a unique identifier periodically, and at least one tag is assigned to the first sub-awareness area. The system includes a first monitoring system associated with the first sub-awareness area and a second monitoring system associated with the second sub-awareness area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2002
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Michael Edward Wagener, Sanjeev Patel, Joseph James Schmid, Robert J. Jennings
  • Patent number: 6344794
    Abstract: A personnel and asset tracking system for locating and tracking objects throughout an awareness area comprises a communication network, a central server connected to said communication network maintaining an awareness area database, a plurality of receiver nodes, and a plurality of tags. Each tag is associated with an object to be tracked and has a transmitter which periodically transmits a tag transmission including a unique object identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignees: Hill-Rom, Inc., Arial Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Michael Edward Wagener, Sanjeev Patel, Joseph J. Schmid, Robert J. Jennings
  • Publication number: 20010000958
    Abstract: A system is provided for locating and tracking tags within an awareness area including a first sub-awareness area and a second sub-awareness area. Each tag includes a transmitter configured to transmit a unique identifier periodically, and at least one tag is assigned to the first sub-awareness area. The system includes a first monitoring system associated with the first sub-awareness area and a second monitoring system associated with the second sub-awareness area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Publication date: May 10, 2001
    Inventors: Daniel J. Ulrich, Michael Edward Wagener, Sanjeev Patel, Joseph James Schmid, Robert J. Jennings
  • Patent number: 5561412
    Abstract: A patient/nurse call system for a hospital includes patient stations capable of generating hospital calls and a remote master station which prioritizes and stores the calls. Hall units outside patient rooms identify the rooms from which the calls originate and the type of call. Each patient station allows selective retrieval and display of unanswered calls, and the system further permits audio interconnection between any two of the stations. Nurse-worn badges transmit pulse-coded infrared signals which are received by receivers at the patient stations and in response, the system generates identity and location signals which are stored at the master station. The nurse location and identity information may also be retrieved and displayed at any patient station. Receipt of a nurse's infrared signal at a room station automatically cancels a patient call originating from the room and display thereof by the respective hall unit, while actuating a display to indicate nurse presence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1996
    Assignee: Hill-Rom, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph H. Novak, Julie E. Myers, Curt E. Geiger, Daniel J. Ulrich, Robert J. Jennings, Matthew W. Weismiller, Philip D. Palermo