Patents by Inventor Timothy D. Meyer

Timothy D. Meyer 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: 10806655
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy Joseph Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy Mark Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Robert Mark Zerhusen, James Maurice Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark S. Chiacchira, Jonathan D. Turner, Mark Lanning, Aziz A Bhai
  • Publication number: 20200049189
    Abstract: An improved fastener comprising a fastener body orientated about a central axis and having a tool-engaging portion, a threaded fastening portion and a shroud-receiving portion; a shroud concentrically mounted in the shroud-receiving portion to rotate relative to the fastener body under an applied external torque and having an outwardly extending annular shoulder; the shroud-receiving portion comprising an inwardly deformed stop radially overlapping the outwardly extending annular shoulder of the shroud; and the deformed stop of the shroud-receiving portion and the annular shoulder of the shroud forming a shroud-retaining element restraining the shroud from movement in at least a first axial direction along the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Dustin D. Bielecki, Dillon Jones, Timothy Fox, Daniel Tornow, David C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10555850
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a patient support apparatus and a support surface mounted on the patient support apparatus. The patient support apparatus is reconfigurable among a plurality of different configurations for supporting a patient on the support surface in a plurality of positions. The support surface is mounted on the patient support apparatus to move in response to reconfiguration of the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric R. Meyer, Darrell Borgman, Timothy J. Receveur, Gregory W. Branson, Sandy M. Richards, Howard J. Boyd, David W. Hornbach, Jonathan D. Turner, Aziz A. Bhai
  • Publication number: 20200024465
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method includes forming a structure by printing an ink, the ink including a glass-forming material, and heat treating the formed structure for converting the glass-forming material to glass. According to another embodiment, an ink composition includes a glass-forming material and a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Rebecca Dylla-Spears, Theodore F. Baumann, Eric B. Duoss, Joshua D. Kuntz, Robin Miles, Du Nguyen, Christopher Spadaccini, Tayyab I. Suratwala, Timothy Dexter Yee, Cheng Zhu, Cameron David Meyers, Nikola Dudukovic, Tyler Fears, Fang Qian, Koroush Sasan, Joel Destino
  • Publication number: 20190389150
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite object. A first plurality of tows is laid up over a tool according to a first path. A second plurality of tows is laid up over the tool according to a second path. A first portion of the first plurality of tows runs non-parallel to a second portion of the second plurality of tows. First ends of the first portion of the first plurality of tows and second ends of the second portion of the second plurality of tows meet at a merge zone along the tool to form a ply of a composite laminate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth-Que Louie, Jeron D. Moore, Gagandeep Saini, Luis A. Perla, Brice Aaron Johnson, Stewart James Ibbotson, Timothy D. Jackson, Robert G. Meyer, Robert Graham Albers
  • Patent number: 10443645
    Abstract: An improved fastener comprising a fastener body orientated about a central axis and having a tool-engaging portion, a threaded fastening portion and a shroud-receiving portion; a shroud concentrically mounted in the shroud-receiving portion to rotate relative to the fastener body under an applied external torque and having an outwardly extending annular shoulder; the shroud-receiving portion comprising an inwardly deformed stop radially overlapping the outwardly extending annular shoulder of the shroud; and the deformed stop of the shroud-receiving portion and the annular shoulder of the shroud forming a shroud-retaining element restraining the shroud from movement in at least a first axial direction along the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: McGard LLC
    Inventors: Dustin D. Bielecki, Dillon Jones, Timothy Fox, Daniel Tornow, David C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5250368
    Abstract: A metal hydride battery includes a metal hydride vessel for storing hydrogen and a battery cell in another enclosure having the capability of fluid communication between the vessel and enclosure through in-line piping. The in-line piping includes a catalytic converter and a molecular sieve dryer for adsorbing water from the hydrogen being piped from the battery cell enclosure to the hydrogen storage metal hydride vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 5, 1993
    Assignee: Ergenics, Inc.
    Inventors: P. Mark Golben, Timothy D. Meyer
  • Patent number: 5047301
    Abstract: A battery capable of extended operation at high temperature includes a cell of laminated construction utilizing a solid oxidant cathode, an electrolyte element, a catalyst and a gas impermeable separator sheet providing an anode for the cell, with each element in electrical connection with the next. The solid oxidant is a mixture including powdered manganese dioxide, carbon and caustic material, the electrolyte element is a mixture including powdered magnesium oxide, and a binder, pressed into a solid pellet and soaked with caustic material. The cell further has a porous carbon paper substrate in electrical contact with the gas impermeable separator sheet and the catalyst is platinum dispersed on and adhered to the substrate. A source of hydrogen gas is provided, and when the battery is exposed to the hydrogen gas, a voltage is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1991
    Assignee: Ergenics Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto J. Adlhart, Timothy D. Meyer