Patents by Inventor Sohrab Soltani

Sohrab Soltani 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: 20190175099
    Abstract: A support pad, including a first cushion layer, a second cushion layer, and a sensing device, is provided. The sensing device is positioned between the first and second cushion layers. The sensing device includes a plurality of sensing elements and a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of tab portions and a plurality of expandable portions. The sensing elements are respectively mounted to the tab portions. The expandable portions are moveable between contracted and expanded positions in response to pressure applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Jacobs, Richard P. Nardo, Christopher D. Labedz, Sohrab Soltani, Michael Hollopeter
  • Patent number: 10314528
    Abstract: A support pad, including a first cushion layer, a second cushion layer, and a sensing device, is provided. The sensing device is positioned between the first and second cushion layers. The sensing device includes a plurality of sensing elements and a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of tab portions and a plurality of expandable portions. The sensing elements are respectively mounted to the tab portions. The expandable portions are moveable between contracted and expanded positions in response to pressure applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Jacobs, Richard P. Nardo, Christopher D. Labedz, Sohrab Soltani, Michael Hollopeter
  • Publication number: 20190060146
    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: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    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: 10130539
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 10098798
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region within the cover, a first air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, air bladders including a head zone and a seat zone located beneath the first layer, a first sensing assembly located beneath the head zone, a second air supply coupled to the air bladders to selectively inflate and deflate the air bladders, and a controller. The controller is coupled to the first and second air supplies to control inflation and deflation of the air bladders and to control air flow through the permeable layer. The controller also receives a signal from the first sensing assembly, determines whether the patient support is occupied, and adjusts air flow through the first layer based on the signal from the first sensing assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20180014774
    Abstract: A method is provided for continuously monitoring pressure ulcer risk for a patient positioned on a support surface. The support surface has an associated pressure sensing device for sensing instantaneous pressure at the support surface. The method includes acquiring pressure data from the pressure sensing device to generate a two-dimensional instantaneous pressure (IP) map indicative of instantaneous pressure at locations of the support surface. The method further includes acquiring a body position model using the two-dimensional IP map, where the body position model includes body parts that are respectively mapped to locations on a pressure ulcer risk map. An accumulated risk is determined in associated with each body part. The pressure ulcer risk map is displayed in accordance with the accumulated risk. Further, a current body position model is compared to a previous body position model to detect a position change of the patient on the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Michael Hollopeter, Richard P. Nardo, Sohrab Soltani
  • Publication number: 20170332803
    Abstract: A support pad, including a first cushion layer, a second cushion layer, and a sensing device, is provided. The sensing device is positioned between the first and second cushion layers. The sensing device includes a plurality of sensing elements and a substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of tab portions and a plurality of expandable portions. The sensing elements are respectively mounted to the tab portions. The expandable portions are moveable between contracted and expanded positions in response to pressure applied thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Jacobs, Richard P. Nardo, Christopher D. Labedz, Sohrab Soltani, Michael Hollopeter
  • Publication number: 20170266070
    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: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    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
  • Patent number: 9707141
    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: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Gregory W. Branson, Rebecca A. Ginther, Reza Hakamiun, Charles 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 Uzzle
  • Publication number: 20170014289
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, at least one air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer, a support layer located beneath the air permeable first layer, a pressure sensing layer located underneath the support layer, and a controller coupled to the air supply and to the pressure sensing layer. The controller controls air flow through the first layer in response to a signal from the pressure sensing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 9504620
    Abstract: A method for automatically varying the internal air pressure in at least one inflatable air bladder associated with at least one zone of a pressurized mattress system to achieve an optimal zone air pressure for a patient. The method includes a step of incrementally decreasing the zone air pressure of the at least one zone until more than a predetermined percentage or portion of the patient is directly supported by a substrate disposed below the at least one inflatable air bladder. The method then determines the appropriate increase in zone air pressure to achieve the optimal zone air pressure for the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventors: Sohrab Soltani, Steven J Doehler, James H Price, Robert J Rajewski, Christopher D Labedz
  • Patent number: 9462893
    Abstract: A cover system includes a first layer providing a top surface over a patient support structure. A layer of spacer material is provided beneath the first layer. An air mover moves air through the layer of spacer material to remove moisture adjacent a person supported by the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 9265677
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to hospital beds that are convertible to side egress chair beds and include a pair of spaced stand-assist supports pivotally attached to the base frame so that when the patient support surface is in the side-egress chair configuration, the stand-assist supports are configured to reside upwardly above and on opposing sides of the scat panel with a respective upper portion thereof providing a handle for a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Piedmont 361, LLC
    Inventors: Nikou Manouchehri, Sohrab Soltani
  • Publication number: 20160022519
    Abstract: A method for automatically varying the internal air pressure in at least one inflatable air bladder associated with at least one zone of a pressurized mattress system to achieve an optimal zone air pressure for a patient. The method includes a step of incrementally decreasing the zone air pressure of the at least one zone until more than a predetermined percentage or portion of the patient is directly supported by a substrate disposed below the at least one inflatable air bladder. The method then determines the appropriate increase in zone air pressure to achieve the optimal zone air pressure for the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 28, 2016
    Applicant: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventors: Sohrab Soltani, Steven J. Doehler, James H. Price, Robert J. Rajewski, Christopher D. Labedz
  • Publication number: 20140352074
    Abstract: A patient support includes a cover defining an interior region, an air permeable first layer located in the interior region, and a first air supply coupled to the first layer to provide air flow through the first layer. The patient support also includes a plurality of air bladders located beneath the air permeable first layer and a second air supply coupled to the air bladders to selectively inflate and deflate the air bladders. An angle sensor is located in the interior region in an articulatable portion of the patient support. A controller is coupled to the first and second air supplies and the angle sensor to control inflation and deflation of the air bladders in response to an angle signal received from the angle sensor and to control air flow through the air permeable layer in response to the angle signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory W. Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Patent number: 8887329
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a base, a lifting mechanism, a rotating frame configured to rotate horizontally relative to the base, and a patient support surface pivotally secured to the rotating frame. The patient support surface includes a back section, a seat section, and foot section that articulate relative to each other. The patient support surface translates from a bed configuration to a side-egress chair configuration. The foot section includes a plurality of panels that translate relative to each other from a substantially co-planar relationship when the patient support surface is in a bed configuration to a relationship where one of the foot section panels is substantially orthogonal to another foot section panel when the patient support surface is in a chair configuration. A mattress supported by the patient support surface has a retractable foot portion that adjusts its length in response to translation of the foot section panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Piedmont 361, LLC
    Inventor: Sohrab Soltani
  • Patent number: 8832884
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a patient support having an air permeable layer, a plurality of inflatable bladders, a pressure-sensing assembly and a controller. In one embodiment, a combination of transverse bladders and vertically oriented can-shaped bladders is provided. In one embodiment, one or more angle sensors are provided in articulatable sections of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard B. Stacy, Daniel Stevens, Karen Janoff, Jonathan H. Mueller, John Alan Bobey, Dennis Flessate, Reza Hakamiun, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Sohrab Soltani, Gregory Branson, Kenith W. Chambers, Rebecca Anne Ginther, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell Borgman, Rachel Hopkins King
  • Publication number: 20140115790
    Abstract: A cover system includes a first layer providing a top surface over a patient support structure. A layer of spacer material is provided beneath the first layer. An air mover moves air through the layer of spacer material to remove moisture adjacent a person supported by the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Patent number: 8601620
    Abstract: A cover system includes a first layer providing a top surface over a patient support structure. A layer of spacer material is provided beneath the first layer. An air mover moves air through the layer of spacer material to remove moisture adjacent a person supported by the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James J. Romano, Sohrab Soltani, Michael V. Bolden
  • Publication number: 20130291305
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a base, a lifting mechanism, a rotating frame configured to rotate horizontally relative to the base, and a patient support surface pivotally secured to the rotating frame. The patient support surface includes a back section, a seat section, and foot section that articulate relative to each other. The patient support surface translates from a bed configuration to a side-egress chair configuration. The foot section includes a plurality of panels that translate relative to each other from a substantially co-planar relationship when the patient support surface is in a bed configuration to a relationship where one of the foot section panels is substantially orthogonal to another foot section panel when the patient support surface is in a chair configuration. A mattress supported by the patient support surface has a retractable foot portion that adjusts its length in response to translation of the foot section panels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Sohrab Soltani