Patents by Inventor Terry J. Stratman

Terry J. Stratman 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: 8745785
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a person support assembly, and a siderail. The person-support assembly is coupled to the frame and is configured to rotate about a first rotational axis with respect to the frame between a first position and a second position. The siderail is movably coupled to the person support assembly and configured to move therewith. The siderail is in a first angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the first position and in a second angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the second position. The first angular orientation is substantially the same as the second angular orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8458833
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a lift mechanism, a drive mechanism, and an upper frame. The lower frame includes a lift drive configured to at least one of expand and contract the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is pivotably coupled with the lower frame to rotate about a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is coupled between the lift mechanism and the lower frame. The drive mechanism is configured to rotate the lift mechanism about the rotational axis. The upper frame is supported on the lift mechanism and responsive to the rotation of the lift mechanism to rotate a patient about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8387179
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a first siderail, and a second siderail. The frame includes a first support section and a second support section. The first support section is configured to pivot between a first support position and a second support position with respect to the second support section. The first siderail is coupled to the first support section and configured to move therewith. The second siderail is coupled to the frame and is configured to move along the frame between a first position and a second position. The second siderail is configured to be positioned adjacent to the second support section in the first position, and adjacent to the first support section and below the first siderail in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8267206
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Publication number: 20120047652
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a person support assembly, and a siderail. The person-support assembly is coupled to the frame and is configured to rotate about a first rotational axis with respect to the frame between a first position and a second position. The siderail is movably coupled to the person support assembly and configured to move therewith. The siderail is in a first angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the first position and in a second angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the second position. The first angular orientation is substantially the same as the second angular orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hombach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120047653
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a first siderail, and a second siderail. The frame includes a first support section and a second support section. The first support section is configured to pivot between a first support position and a second support position with respect to the second support section. The first siderail is coupled to the first support section and configured to move therewith. The second siderail is coupled to the frame and is configured to move along the frame between a first position and a second position. The second siderail is configured to be positioned adjacent to the second support section in the first position, and adjacent to the first support section and below the first siderail in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120023674
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a lift mechanism , a drive mechanism, and an upper frame. The lower frame includes a lift drive configured to at least one of expand and contract the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is pivotably coupled with the lower frame to rotate about a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is coupled between the lift mechanism and the lower frame. The drive mechanism is configured to rotate the lift mechanism about the rotational axis. The upper frame is supported on the lift mechanism and responsive to the rotation of the lift mechanism to rotate a patient about the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120012408
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 8051931
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7992239
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a lift mechanism, a drive mechanism, and an upper frame. The lower frame includes a lift drive configured to at least one of expand and contract the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is pivotably coupled with the lower frame to rotate about a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is coupled between the lift mechanism and the lower frame. The drive mechanism is configured to rotate the lift mechanism about the rotational axis. The upper frame is supported on the lift mechanism and responsive to the rotation of the lift mechanism to rotate a patient about the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20110072584
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus has a frame including a pair of laterally spaced apart first and second rails and a set of cross members interconnecting the first and second rails. The first and second rails each terminate near a head end and a foot end of the patient-support apparatus. A patient support platform includes at least one pivotable deck section and is carried by the frame. A cable conduit is coupled to the set of cross members and extends parallel with the first and second rails. The cable conduit supports a plurality of electrical cables that extend between the head end and foot end of the patient-support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20110035883
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7849539
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck having a head deck section, seat deck section, and foot deck section each of which is supported on a frame. The head deck section pivots and translates relative to the frame when driven. The drive systems of the deck sections are configured such that movement of links driving the deck sections occurs above the lowest point on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 7828092
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7761939
    Abstract: A patient support comprises a frame, a siderail, a linkage coupled to the siderail and coupled to the frame to guide movement of the siderail relative to the frame between a raised position and a lowered position, and a dampener. The dampener includes a coil spring, a first link coupled to the linkage and having a free end received inside the coil spring, and a second link coupled to the frame and having a free end received inside the coil spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T. Wiggins, Darrell L. Metz, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 7653954
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck coupled to first and second lift systems configured to lift the patient-support deck relative to the floor. The lift systems each include a pair of supports and a carriage coupled to the patient-support deck and suspended from the supports by tethers which are wound and unwound to raise and lower the patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 7648392
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for connecting an air supply unit and a mattress or cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenith W. Chambers, John Boyd Havener, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20090049612
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a lift mechanism, a drive mechanism, and an upper frame. The lower frame includes a lift drive configured to at least one of expand and contract the lift mechanism. The lift mechanism is pivotably coupled with the lower frame to rotate about a rotational axis. A drive mechanism is coupled between the lift mechanism and the lower frame. The drive mechanism is configured to rotate the lift mechanism about the rotational axis. The upper frame is supported on the lift mechanism and responsive to the rotation of the lift mechanism to rotate a patient about the rotational axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Inventors: David W. Hornbach, Darrell L. Metz, Jonathan D. Turner, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20080283329
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus
  • Patent number: 7407024
    Abstract: A patient support including a traction device for powered movement of the patient support. The traction device includes a storage position and a use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John David Vogel, Thomas W. Hanson, Craig Crandall, Joseph A. Kummer, Michael M. Frondorf, David P. Lubbers, Ronald P. Kappeler, Bradley T. Wilson, Darrell L. Metz, Doug K. Smith, Jeffrey A. Ruschke, John Vodzak, Terry J. Stratman, Eric W. Oberhaus