Patents by Inventor Robert M. Zerhusen

Robert M. Zerhusen 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: 10219725
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a control system that measures changes in the pressure of one or more zones of a patient supporting surface and utilizes the changes in pressure to determine the mobility of a person supported on the patient supporting surface. The mobility of the person may be measured using one of several methods. The mobility measurement results in the determination of a mobility score. The mobility score is graphically displayed on a user interface that is interactive and allows a user to view additional information besides the mobility score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel L. Williamson, Robert M. Zerhusen, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Timothy J. Receveur, Nicholas C. Batta, Yaoning Wu
  • Patent number: 10172471
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail with a siderail body. The siderail body has a storage area integrated therein. The storage area has a bottom surface, at least one side surface, and an opening. The storage area is configured to removably retain at least one object therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 10163322
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20180333317
    Abstract: An overhead arm assembly for a patient support apparatus includes a user interface device. The user interface device has a support structure for supporting a personal digital assistant and a charging port for personal digital assistant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Robert M. ZERHUSEN, Jonathan K. MOENTER, Joshua L. MEYER, Robert D. ROSS, John G. BYERS, Matthew R. KNUE
  • Publication number: 20180322760
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Publication number: 20180296413
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10037674
    Abstract: A system comprises a patient bed having a reader to read wireless signals. In some embodiments a wound dressing has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In other embodiments, a garment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed. In still further embodiments, other medical equipment has a transmitter that transmits wireless signals to the reader of the patient bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, David C. Newkirk, Michael S. Hood, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Robert M. Zerhusen, Steven A. Dixon, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10016325
    Abstract: Catheter monitor integration with patient support systems, such as patient beds, and with other healthcare communication systems including hand hygiene systems is provided. A patient bed that transmits bed data and catheter monitor data is disclosed. When catheter tubing is connected to a catheter monitor integrated into a patient bed, the bed automatically implements a falls prevention protocol. A countdown timer pertaining to removal of catheter tubing from a patient is displayed on one or more display devices. Monitoring for caregiver handwashing compliance in connection with use of a catheter monitor or a catheter kit is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Nicholas A. Mann, Brian L. Lawrence, Kristen M. Emmons, Eric D. Agdeppa, Michael S. Hood, Robert M. Zerhusen, Joshua P. Lingenfelser, Steven A. Dixon, Ryan S. Severns
  • 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: 20180104123
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support apparatus is provided. The user module has a user interface operably coupled thereto. The user interface includes an input device and an output device. The output device includes a visual display including textual and non-textual elements. The non-textual elements include enhanced, graphical, and animated portions relating to one or more operational features of the patient support or to a person positionable on the patient support. The input device includes one or more touch sensors corresponding to defined regions of the visual display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: David C. NEWKIRK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN, John B. Wilker, JR., James M. ALLEN, Douglas A. SEIM, Irvin J. VANDERPOHL, III
  • 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: 9849051
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support apparatus is provided. The user module has a user interface operably coupled thereto. The user interface includes an input device and an output device. The output device includes a visual display including textual and non-textual elements. The non-textual elements include enhanced, graphical, and animated portions relating to one or more operational features of the patient support or to a person positionable on the patient support. The input device includes one or more touch sensors corresponding to defined regions of the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C Newkirk, Robert M Zerhusen, John B Wilker, Jr., James M Allen, Douglas A Seim, Irvin J Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: D804883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: D812401
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: D850178
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: D850179
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Patent number: D850836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Zerhusen