Patents by Inventor William A. Hillenbrand, II

William A. Hillenbrand, II 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: 20190183704
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and repositioning system includes a mattress, a sheet residing on an upper surface of the mattress, a housing containing a drive mechanism, and a sensor adapted to sense a position of a patient resting on the mattress. The drive mechanism is operable to pull the sheet and thereby pull the patient resting thereon. The housing receives the sheet through a slot. In the event that the patient is in an undesirable position on the mattress as detected by the sensor, a controller directs the drive mechanism to pull the sheet so as to pull the patient thereon from the undesirable position to a desirable, predetermined position. The controller may direct the drive mechanism automatically or indicate the undesirable position to a caregiver so that the caregiver may direct the drive mechanism accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, David Hornbach, Joseph Kummer, Timothy Savage
  • Patent number: 10258525
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and repositioning system (10a) includes a mattress (26), a sheet (16) residing on an upper surface of the mattress (26), a housing (29) containing a drive mechanism (28), and a sensor (20) adapted to sense a position of a patient (22) resting on the mattress (26). The drive mechanism (28) is operable to pull the sheet (16) and thereby pull the patient (22) resting thereon. The housing (29) receives the sheet (16) through a slot (54). In the event that the patient (22) is in an undesirable position on the mattress (26) as detected by the sensor (20), a controller (24) directs the drive mechanism (28) to pull the sheet (16) so as to pull the patient thereon from the undesirable position to a desirable, predetermined position. The controller (24) may direct the drive mechanism (28) automatically or indicate the undesirable position to a caregiver so that the caregiver may direct the drive mechanism (28) accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, David Hornbach, Joseph Kummer, Timothy Savage
  • Publication number: 20190038493
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall
  • Patent number: 10137045
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Dale Foster, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, Antonio Belton
  • Publication number: 20170231847
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system (10) for a bariatric bed (12) includes a mattress (14) having a head end (54), a foot end (52), and an upper surface (46), a sheet (16) residing on the upper surface (46), a drive mechanism (22) operatively coupled to the sheet (16) and adapted to pull the sheet (16) toward the head end (54), and a housing (20) which holds the drive mechanism (22). The mattress (14) further includes a body portion (114) and at least one operatively coupled attached side bolster (112a) located along one longitudinal side (62a) of the body portion (114), thereby to widen the upper surface (46) of the mattress (14) so as to accommodate standard bariatric dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William HILLENBRAND, II, Joseph KUMMER, David HORNBACK
  • Publication number: 20170020756
    Abstract: A patient monitoring and repositioning system (10a) includes a mattress (26), a sheet (16) residing on an upper surface of the mattress (26), a housing (29) containing a drive mechanism (28), and a sensor (20) adapted to sense a position of a patient (22) resting on the mattress (26). The drive mechanism (28) is operable to pull the sheet (16) and thereby pull the patient (22) resting thereon. The housing (29) receives the sheet (16) through a slot (54). In the event that the patient (22) is in an undesirable position on the mattress (26) as detected by the sensor (20), a controller (24) directs the drive mechanism (28) to pull the sheet (16) so as to pull the patient thereon from the undesirable position to a desirable, predetermined position. The controller (24) may direct the drive mechanism (28) automatically or indicate the undesirable position to a caregiver so that the caregiver may direct the drive mechanism (28) accordingly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, David Hornbach, Joseph Kummer, Timothy Savage
  • Publication number: 20160193097
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Patent number: 9333139
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventor: William A Hillenbrand, II
  • Publication number: 20160067131
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: March 10, 2016
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Dale Foster, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, Antonio Belton
  • Patent number: 9248064
    Abstract: A sheet receiver for a patient repositioning system includes a housing adapted to be supported at a first end of a bed deck and a pulling device located primarily within an internal compartment of the housing. The housing has an access door adapted to open and to close so as to provide access to the internal compartment via an opening, and the housing also has an elongated slot extending along a first end thereof, and spaced from the opening. A connector has an innermost end secured to the pulling device within the internal compartment and an outermost end removably attachable to a sheet located on a mattress supported on the bed deck. The connector spans substantially the length of the slot and may include at least one window near the innermost end, to facilitate cleaning of the internal compartment. The housing includes impeding structure which prevents the inadvertent insertion of the connector and/or the sheet into the internal compartment via the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Dale Foster, Antonio Belton, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, David Hornbach, Glenn Suttman
  • Patent number: 9205012
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Dale Foster, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, Antonio J Belton
  • Patent number: 9173798
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, David Hornbach, Glenn Suttman
  • Publication number: 20150182404
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Publication date: July 2, 2015
    Applicant: HILLENBRAND MANAGEMENT COMPANY LLC
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Patent number: 9003578
    Abstract: A patient positioning device for restoring a patient to a desired position in a hospital bed. An example patient positioning device may include a flexible track positioned along each of the lateral edges of a sleep surface and extending substantially the entire length of the sleep surface, a sheet including beaded edges for slidably engaging the tracks such that the sheet spans between the first track and the second track on the sleep surface, and/or a drive mechanism located proximate a head end of the sleep surface and configured to pull the sheet towards the head end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventor: William A. Hillenbrand, II
  • Publication number: 20150026882
    Abstract: A patient repositioning system for pulling a patient toward a head end of a bed includes a sheet, a mattress, and a housing which contains at least a part of a drive mechanism for operatively coupling to and pulling the sheet. The housing resides below a head end piece of the mattress, and is secured to the bed deck. The sheet pulling structure extends out of the housing via a slot and releasably attaches to the sheet, in a manner which has a low profile so as to pass through the slot. The sheet is longer than and wider than the mattress, and has beaded longitudinal side edges which are retained within rows of spaced retainers located on opposite sides of the mattress. During pulling of the sheet, the contoured shape of the housing facilitates movement of the sheet into the housing via the slot, even though the sheet width extends beyond the lateral edges of the mattress.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, David Hornbach, Glenn Suttman
  • Patent number: D748536
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, David Hornbach, Antonio Belton
  • Patent number: D748537
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, David Hornbach, Antonio J. Belton
  • Patent number: D749015
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, Andrew Rogier, David Hornbach
  • Patent number: D749991
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, David Hornbach
  • Patent number: D813107
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hillenbrand Management Company LLC
    Inventors: William A. Hillenbrand, II, Timothy Savage, Joseph Kummer, Jeffrey Woodall, David Hornbach