Invalid Bed Or Surgical Support Patents (Class 5/600)
  • Patent number: 11547622
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a supine patient to a prone position on a patient support structure, and for rotating such a prone patient between prone and supine positions without removing the patient from the patient support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Michael A. Herron
  • Patent number: 11426604
    Abstract: It is an object of the invention to address the above mentioned issues related to image quality and patient positioning. This object is achieved by a mock-up antenna configured to be used during radiation treatment delivery, wherein the radiation treatment is delivered based on a radiation treatment plan and wherein the radiation treatment plan is at least partly based on a planning magnetic resonance image. The mock-up antenna is substantially transparent to radiation and comprises connection means configured to allow a connection between the mock up antenna and a fixation means, which fixation means is configured to fixate a position of the mock-up antenna during radiation treatment and.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Matti Oskari Tillander
  • Patent number: 11399997
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, recliner, cot, stretcher, operating table, or the like, includes battery-powered circuitry whose functions are reduced, but not eliminated, as the battery charge level falls below a threshold. Electrical power may be cut off to one or more components of the battery-powered circuitry while still providing battery-supplied electrical power to the other components of the circuitry. A user interface provides battery status data, including a replacement status of a rechargeable battery, and allows a user to select different formats for displaying battery status data. Such formats include displays of battery charge level information not only in manners specific to the battery, but also in manners relative to the patient support apparatus, such as displays of how many, or how much of, one or more functions the patient support apparatus is able to perform based on the battery's current charge level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron Douglas Furman, Daniel Vincent Brosnan, Lavanya Vytla
  • Patent number: 11382568
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for obtaining cleaned sequences showing trajectories of movement of a center of gravity and for estimating a biometric information pattern or value of a target. One of the methods includes removing noises from initial sequences showing trajectories of movement of a center of gravity to obtain the cleaned sequences. Another one of the methods includes reading cleaned sequences of the target into a memory, extracting features from the cleaned sequences, and estimating a biometric information pattern or value of the target from the extracted features, using a classification or regression model of biometric information patterns or values. The biometric information pattern may be a pattern derived from respiratory or circulatory organs of a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takayuki Katsuki, Tetsuro Morimura
  • Patent number: 11330909
    Abstract: The lovemaking apparatus includes a table having a slidable platform pivotally mounted in a U-shaped opening defined in an end of the table and a wheelchair having a chair assembly that is pivotally mounted on a wheelchair frame. The wheelchair may be rolled to the platform end of the table so that the seat and leg rest portion of the chair assembly is below the free end of the platform, linear actuators may be actuated to pivot the platform at an angle using switches mounted at the platform end of the table, and the platform may be slid downward towards the seat of the chair assembly of the wheelchair. Linear actuators mounted on the wheelchair frame may be actuated to tilt the back of the chair assembly rearward and raise the seat of the chair assembly upward to position partners for sexual relations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GIFTEDNESS AND CREATIVITY COMPANY
    Inventor: Abdulrahman M. A. Al-Bannai
  • Patent number: 11304860
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus transports a patient over a floor surface. The patient transport apparatus comprises a support structure and support wheels coupled to the support structure. An auxiliary wheel is coupled to the support frame to influence motion of the patient transport apparatus over a floor surface. The auxiliary wheel is movable to a deployed position with the auxiliary wheel engaging the floor surface and a stowed position with the auxiliary wheel spaced a distance from the floor surface. An actuator assembly including a lift actuator a biasing device, and a biasing load adjustment assembly. The lift actuator is operable to move the auxiliary wheel to the deployed position and to the stowed position. The biasing device configured to bias the auxiliary wheel towards the deployed position. The biasing load adjustment assembly configured to adjust a biasing force being applied by the biasing device to the auxiliary wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Gary L. Bartley
  • Patent number: 11289191
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention is a terminal device controlling a body support apparatus capable of a first operation and a second operation; the terminal device includes a displayer and a controller; the displayer displays an operator controlling an operation of the body support apparatus; the controller switches between a first display format and a second display format based on an instruction from an outside; the first display format displays a first operator and a second operator in the displayer; the first operator controls the first operation; the second operator controls the second operation; and the second display format displays one of the first operator or the second operator in the displayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hosokawa, Masato Shimokawa, Tomoki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11273088
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 11266558
    Abstract: Equipment for reducing spread of aerosol and other droplets in nasal and oral airways is provided. The equipment includes a shield optionally combined with a drape. The equipment limits the spread of aerosol and other droplets from a person's mouth and nose thereby reducing the need to decontaminate the procedure room after a procedure. The equipment also provides additional protection to the care-provider conducting the procedure. Additionally, the containment unit also reduces the exposure of the person to pathogens during the procedure, e.g., to pathogens present in the room where procedure is conducted and/or pathogens from the care provider. The equipment or parts thereof may be for single-use or can be reused after disinfection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alessandro Villa, Elena Villa
  • Patent number: 11246433
    Abstract: Various implementations include an extended repeated-use table cover device. The device includes a roller, a non-silicone mat, a disinfecting enclosure, a table mount, and a winding mechanism. An outer surface of the roller is coupled to a first mat end such that rotation of the roller about a roller axis causes the mat to wind around the outer surface of the roller. An outer surface of the disinfecting enclosure defines an opening extending from the outer surface to a cavity defined by an inner surface of the disinfecting enclosure. The roller is disposed within the cavity, and the mat is extendable through the opening. The winding mechanism is for rotating the roller from an extended position to a retracted position. The mat is durable enough to be used for at least three months under expected standard use without needing to be replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Automat Partners, LLC
    Inventors: Madison Luker, Gerina Kim, Alyssa Gutierrez
  • Patent number: 11213444
    Abstract: An in-bed state monitoring system (100) for monitoring an in-bed state of a subject on a bed includes: four load detectors (11, 12, 13, 14) which are configured to be placed at four corners of the bed to detect a load of the subject; and an edge sitting posture determining unit (33) configured to predict that the subject is reaching a state of edge sitting posture based on a change in a magnitude relation between detection values from two load detectors, which are of the four load detectors and are placed to interpose the bed between the two load detectors in a diagonal direction of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventor: Shigemi Masuda
  • Patent number: 11207229
    Abstract: The invention discloses a care bed including a bed frame and a wheelchair. A head panel, a tail panel, a foldable first lateral connecting portion and a second lateral connecting portion of the bed frame constitute an accommodating space of the bed frame. The bed frame has a notch formed at the folded first lateral connecting portion. The wheelchair is moved by the carriage base into the accommodating space through the notch. The backrest, the first armrest, the second armrest, the leg-rest and the footrest of the wheelchair are regulated into a co-plane with the seat to constitute a mattress. The mattress fits the accommodating space of the bed frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: YOFA BIOTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Han Fu, Chiu-Ming Lee
  • Patent number: 11197790
    Abstract: A patient transport apparatus for use with a vehicle, comprising a lift mechanism between a base and a support frame to move between an extended configuration defining a first distance and a retracted configuration defining a second distance. An interface generates a user signal. A sensor generates a sensor signal corresponding to force acting on the base relative to the support frame. A controller determines if the user signal corresponds to an extend or retract command; determines if the force acting on the base has exceeded a predetermined threshold value based on the sensor signal; drives the lift mechanism toward the extended configuration where the user signal corresponds to the extend command and toward the retracted configuration where the user signal corresponds to the retract command; and interrupts driving the lift mechanism to stop motion of the lift mechanism in response to the sensor signal exceeding the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Alan Mansfield, Chad Conway Souke
  • Patent number: 11179286
    Abstract: A patient support structure for assisting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) treatment of a patient is described. The patient support structure includes a base frame, one or more patient support sections supported by the base frame, at least one tilt adjuster coupled to at least one of the patient support sections and configured to tilt the at least one of the patient support sections, around a transverse axis of the patient support structure, to a tilt angle, and a chest compression (CC) device mount disposed on at least one of the patient support sections and configured to adjustably secure a CC device to the patient support structure. The tilt angle may be a target tilt angle and the patient support structure may further include a processor configured to determine the target tilt angle based on at least one of sensor input and user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Ulrich Herken, Christopher L Kaufman, Nikhil S Joshi
  • Patent number: 11173274
    Abstract: A bed includes environmental control components, which may be temperature control components and pressure adjustment components in some embodiments. The environmental control components may be configured to provide different sleep environments based on identity of sleepers using or expected to use the bed. A controller may determine a number of sleepers for the bed, identify the sleepers, and determine if there is an expectation of later arrival of sleeper in determining a configuration for the environmental control components in providing a sleep environment for the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bryte, Inc.
    Inventors: Ely Tsern, Jonathan Farringdon, John Tompane, Adam Hamel, Mark Handel
  • Patent number: 11160703
    Abstract: An assistance device that enables a caregiver or care receiver to understand a degree to which a load is applied in the front-rear direction of a body supporting member. The assistance device includes: the body supporting member configured to support the upper body of the care receiver; a load detecting device provided on the body supporting member and configured to detect a load applied by the care receiver; and a display device configured to display an extent to which a load is applied to the body supporting member in a front-rear direction of the body supporting member based on the load detected by the load detecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimizu, Joji Isozumi, Takehiro Noguchi, Takehiro Hiraoka
  • Patent number: 11160514
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, operating table, recliner, or the like, includes a patient support structure, a user interface, a display, a plurality of lights, and a controller. The user interface comprises a display and controls for configuring various components of the patient support apparatus. The controller uses the lights and/or display to issue one or more reminders to the caregiver to put the patient support apparatus in a desired configuration before the caregiver walks away from the patient support apparatus. The reminders help ensure that the caregiver properly configured the patient support apparatus. In some embodiment, the reminders include pulsing the lights in an unobtrusive, but easily seen, manner until the proper configuration is achieved. Reminders may also be implemented by prohibiting certain functionality until the patient support apparatus is properly configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Kurosh Nahavandi, Placide Nibakuze, David Buick
  • Patent number: 11152088
    Abstract: A system is provided for recording electronic data records including an interactive audio interface configured to receive a real time voice command, parse the real time voice command for keywords and values and trigger the values to be stored; an external database configured to store the values parsed from the real time voice command and associate a time stamp with the stored values; a secure file transfer tool configured to transfer the stored values and time stamp to a secure datacenter; and an electronic records module in the secure datacenter configured to store the values in corresponding data records. Related methods and systems are also provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Novant Health, Inc.
    Inventor: John Tuman, III
  • Patent number: 11123250
    Abstract: A powered ambulance cot and methods of raising and lowering the cot as well as loading and unloading the cot are disclosed. The cot includes a support frame and legs, each leg having a wheel. An actuator of an actuation system interconnects the frame and legs, and is configured to effect changes in elevation of the frame relative to the wheel of each of the legs. A control system controls activation of the actuation system, and detects both the actuator at a first location relative to the frame, where the first location is remote from a second location and which situates an end of the actuator that is remote from each wheel closer to the frame, and a presence of a signal requesting a change in elevation of said support frame to thereby cause the legs to move relative to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Colleen Q. Blickensderfer, Brian M. Magill, Timothy R. Wells, Preeti Sar, Derick C. Robinson, Nicholas V. Valentino, Michael D. Clark
  • Patent number: 11097149
    Abstract: A versatile physical therapy system for aiding in pelvic alignment, shoulder support and isometric exercise features a support body, comprising: a support body face, a support body back, a support body front, a support body back, a support body left side, and a support body right side, a left notch, and a right notch. The support body front may feature a first hook and loop component; and the support body back may feature a second hook and loop component. The system may feature a support strap having means to secure the support strap to the support body when in place on a user. The support strap holds the support body in place when the user compresses the support body and permits the user to engage in outward isometric exercise while holding the support body in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Kimberly R. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11035446
    Abstract: Linear actuator comprising a reversible electric motor (20), a transmission (21), a non-self-locking spindle (22), where the reversible electric motor (20) through the transmission (21) drives the non-self-locking spindle (22) and a spindle nut (23) on the spindle (22). The actuator further comprises an adjustment element (24) secured against rotation and where the adjustment element (24) can be moved axially, as it is connected to or integrated with the spindle nut (23) on the spindle (22). Further, that actuator comprises position means for determining the position of the spindle nut (23), brake means for controlling the speed of the spindle nut (23) under the external load. Between the brake means and the spindle there is a coupling in connection with the position means for determining the position of the spindle nut (23). The coupling engages the brake means to the spindle or disengages the brake means from the spindle, when the spindle nut (23) is in a predetermined position on the spindle (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: LINAK A/S
    Inventor: Asger Mengel
  • Patent number: 11011267
    Abstract: Systems and methods of associating beds and/or rooms and/or patients are provided. One system and method involves using a signature of emitted light to determine a location of a patient bed in a healthcare facility. Another system and method involves reading a bar code from an array of redundant bar codes. Still another system and method involves manually entering location information on a graphical user interface of a patient bed for subsequent transmission. A further system and method involves sending bed ID and location ID along parallel paths from two independent circuits on a patient bed for receipt by two different transceivers and ultimately by two different remote computers that cooperate to associate the bed ID with the location ID. Still a further system and method involves using circuitry on a bed to mutate a received location ID and a bed ID into a single unique mutated ID such as by adding the location ID and bed ID and then performing a hashing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Keith A. Huster, Michael A. Hood, James M. Allen, John D. Christie, Jack Barney Sing, Dan R. Tallent, Umesh J. Rajani, Clay G. Owsley, Thomas F. Heil, Richard Joseph Schuman, Sr., Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10959898
    Abstract: Patient weight measuring system includes a patient table and a control circuit. The patient table includes a tabletop that receives a patient thereon, an elevation mechanism, and a load sensor. The elevation mechanism adjusts a height of the tabletop relative to a floor. The elevation mechanism includes a support frame and an actuator. The support frame includes multiple pivotable frame members mechanically connected to the tabletop. The actuator is configured to exert an actuator force on at least one of the frame members to control the height of the tabletop. The load sensor is operably connected to the actuator and configured to measure the actuator force. The control circuit is communicatively connected to the load sensor, and is configured to calculate a weight of the patient disposed on the tabletop based on the actuator force measured by the load sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael Luybansky
  • Patent number: 10950117
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a support surface; first, second, and third wireless transceivers; and a controller. The first and second transceivers are adapted to wirelessly communicate with a stationary unit mounted in a room of a healthcare facility. The third transceiver is adapted to wirelessly communicate with a local area network of the healthcare facility. The controller is adapted to pair the first transceiver and the stationary unit by sending a pairing key to the stationary unit via the second transceiver; to transmit audio signals via the first transceiver if the first transceiver and the stationary unit are successfully paired; and to transmit an alert to the local area network via the third transceiver if the first transceiver and the stationary unit are not successfully paired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Josef Bodurka, Jerald A. Trepanier, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 10938446
    Abstract: Patient care equipment includes a wireless coupler that transfers power and/or data between an architectural unit and the patient care equipment. The patient care equipment may also include additional wireless couplers that transfer power and/or data between first and second components of the equipment. The second component may be movable relative to the first component. A structure or hot swapping batteries is also disclosed, the swapped battery being charged on an inductive charging mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Howell, William G. Pittenger, Michael S. Hood, Edward J. Koors, Steven Alan Dixon, Richard Joseph Schuman, Matthew D. Morgan, Laurie Lee Gutzwiller, Kelly F. Walton
  • Patent number: 10905390
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile radiation generation apparatus which reliably prevents the unsteady motion of a carriage unit with a simple structure and facilitates the positioning of an operation panel even in a case in which a wheel of the carriage unit is a caster. Each of a front wheel and a rear wheel of a carriage unit is a caster that swivels about a swivel axis extending in a vertical direction. An operation panel is provided in a main body unit mounted on the carriage unit. The operation panel rotates about an axis that extends in the Z-axis direction with respect to the carriage unit. The carriage unit includes a front pedal that is provided closer to the front wheel than a support and locks both the rotation and swivel of the caster at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Ryosuke Ogura
  • Patent number: 10888477
    Abstract: A bed comprises: a height-adjustable lying surface; a head part, a foot part, and/or at least one side part; a motor for adjusting the height of the lying surface; and a control system for controlling the motor to adjust the height. The control system comprises at least one sensor and at least one actuator. The sensor includes: at least one actuating element that can be actuated to generate a control signal; an interface to emit the control signal; and at least one element for producing energy, by which energy needed for generating and transmitting the control signal can be generated via actuation of the sensor from the outside. The actuator includes: an interface to receive the control signal; and a switching element to switch at least one current path or an adjusting element to set at least one voltage, one current, or another physical variable based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wissner-Bosserhoff GmbH
    Inventor: Carlos Bernal
  • Patent number: 10881567
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus for supporting a patient. A pair of support decks are operatively attached to a support frame. Each of the support decks is arranged for articulation about a respective longitudinal axis between a plurality of longitudinal support configurations. Each of the support decks comprises a seat section and an auxiliary section operatively attached to the seat section for articulation transverse to the respective longitudinal axis. A joint assembly is coupled to the support frame and to each of the support decks. The joint assembly is arranged to concurrently position the auxiliary sections at a common angle relative to the respective seat sections independent of articulation of the support decks between the longitudinal support configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Connor F. St. John, Cory P. Herbst
  • Patent number: 10869792
    Abstract: A modular patient support system for use in ambulating a patient across a floor, comprising a primary module and a secondary module. The primary module has a primary base and a primary deck arranged for movement relative to the primary base, and the primary deck defines a first patient support area. The secondary module has a secondary base adapted for movement along the floor relative to the primary base and a secondary deck arranged for movement relative to the secondary base. The modular patient support system is operable between a docked configuration where the secondary deck cooperates with the primary deck to define a second patient support area larger than the first patient support area, and an undocked configuration where the secondary module is spaced apart from the primary module to facilitate ambulation concurrent with the secondary module across the floor away from the primary module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Lance Erick Larsen, Christopher Ryan Sweeney
  • Patent number: 10869795
    Abstract: A bed comprises: a height-adjustable lying surface; a head part, a foot part, and/or at least one side part; a motor to adjust the height of the lying surface; and a control system to control the motor. The control system comprises at least one sensor and at least one actuator. The sensor includes: at least one actuating element actuatable to generate a control signal; an interface to emit the control signal; and a fastening element by which the sensor is attachable to the head, foot, or side part of the bed without a tool. The actuator includes: an interface to receive the control signal; and a switching element to switch at least one current path or an adjusting element to set at least one voltage, one current, or another physical variable based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wissner-Bosserhoff GmbH
    Inventor: Carlos Bernal
  • Patent number: 10856775
    Abstract: A method of evaluating the likelihood that an occupant will exit an occupant support comprises determining if the location of the occupant on the occupant support is displaced relative to a reference location, and if the location of the occupant is so displaced, designating that the occupant is at a risk of exiting the occupant support which is elevated relative to the baseline risk. A support apparatus comprises a framework, a mattress, sensors distributed on the support apparatus to sense occupant weight distribution on the support apparatus, and a processor adapted to designate a risk of occupant egress as a function of the direction of the occupant weight distribution and the elevation status of the perimeter panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Ribble, Yongji Fu, Kirsten M. Emmons
  • Patent number: 10842695
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 10840036
    Abstract: The subject of the invention is a medical device positioning system intended to increase resistance to accidental activation. This is accomplished using two independent systems to configure the actuator in the given position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Linet spol. s.r.o.
    Inventor: David Holas
  • Patent number: 10821045
    Abstract: A trolley (1), for a beam-mounted supply unit, for fastening medical devices to a ceiling. The trolley has a chassis (2) which can be meshed with a rail track of the beam-mounted supply unit for moving the trolley (1) along the rail track. A medical device can be fastened to the trolley (1). The trolley has a brake unit (3) with at least one braking element (7), which exerts a braking force on the rail track and/or on the chassis in the activated state of the brake unit (3), so that a movement of the chassis along the rail track is at least made difficult compared to an operating state with the brake unit (3) deactivated. In the activated state of the brake unit (3), the braking force exerted by the braking element (7) on the rail track and/or on the chassis is generated without the aid of electric energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: DR√ĄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Dhafir Jader
  • Patent number: 10821042
    Abstract: The patient bed with mattress and integrated bed pan includes a bed frame, mattress sections, and an integral bed pan. A midframe and mid mattress are removable to access to the bed pan. The frame and mattress sections may be pivoted to place the patient in a seated position. The bed pan may be located in a drawer under the midsection of the patient and may be retrieved after use by opening the drawer. A clean bed pan may be placed into an inclined bed by releasing it into a bed pan aperture and allowing it to slide through a guide track to the receiving compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Beatrice Williams
  • Patent number: 10781062
    Abstract: A vehicle restraint system that includes a carriage and a hook that is moveable relative to the carriage. The hook is moveable between an engaged or extended position wherein the hook interferes with translation of vehicle relative to the vehicle restraint system and a disengaged or retracted position wherein the vehicle can be associated with or removed from interaction with the vehicle restraint system. The hook is secured to the carriage via an eccentric pivot assembly such that translation of the hook relative to the carriage includes an least partially lateral translation of the hook relative to the carriage thereby improving the repeatability associated with operation of the restraint system to securely engage and disengage respective vehicles from the restraint system without independent manipulation of the position of the vehicle relative to the restraint system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jean Gadbois, John Schlintz
  • Patent number: 10736431
    Abstract: A modular bed includes a base frame unit and a plurality of support frame units. Each of the support frame units includes a leading bar, a trailing bar, four mounting frames, four biasing members, a left linkage, and a right linkage. In response to loading or unloading of a retaining member of each of the left and right linkages, a respective one of the biasing members abuts against a top abutment wall or a bottom abutment wall of a respective one of the mounting frames so as to generate a counteracting force to counteract the loading or unloading movement of the retaining member, thereby providing a cushioning effect for the retaining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ULIFE HEALTHCARE INC.
    Inventor: Ya-Hsin Chung
  • Patent number: 10736584
    Abstract: The present invention provides a movable patient table, comprising a table body, a first operating member, a locking member and a transfer member. The first operating member comprises a first operating part. Two ends of the locking member are respectively pivoted to the table body and the first operating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Gang Hu, Xianfa Fang, Yahong Wang, Xiaomin Yan
  • Patent number: 10735052
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, uses the ability to communicate with a device via near field communication to determine that the device is physically proximate the support apparatus. The support apparatus uses this determination to associate itself with the device. In some instances, the associated device is a mattress positioned on the support apparatus; a footboard on the support apparatus; a medical device used with a patient supported on the support device; a nearby piece of furniture; another patient support apparatus; or an ID tag worn by a caregiver or patient, or attached to a piece of equipment. After the support apparatus and device are associated, they communicate information between each other using far field communication, which supports higher data transfer rates. Flux concentrators are added in some embodiments to extend and/or shape the range of near the field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Adam Darwin Downey, Aaron Douglas Furman, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 10688004
    Abstract: A patient positioning overlay pad which works in conjunction with a bean bag device to fill gaps in the bean bag device when the bean bag device conforms to a shape of the body, the overlay pad providing support, protection, and comfort for a patient when the patient is positioned on an operating room table in a predetermined position during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Prime Medical, LLC
    Inventor: David Holladay
  • Patent number: 10679489
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a first transceiver adapted to wirelessly communicate with a second transceiver of a headwall interface that is positioned off of the patient support apparatus. A communication link is automatically established between the first and second transceivers without requiring a user of the patient support apparatus to activate a designated control and without requiring the user to identify the headwall interface. The first transceiver includes a unique identifier assigned to the headwall interface in its messages to the headwall interface. The first transceiver may also automatically transmit a disconnect signal to the headwall interface indicating the termination of the communication link is not accidental. The disconnect signal is sent based on one or more of the following: (1) a brake being off, (2) an A/C power cord being unplugged; and/or (3) a signal strength between the transceivers decreasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Josef Bodurka, Jerald A. Trepanier, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu
  • Patent number: 10678205
    Abstract: This instrumentation control system includes: input/output modules provided correspondingly and adjacently to respective field devices; control logic units implemented inside the input/output modules and performing various control calculation processes for the field devices; and a communication network connecting the input/output modules to each other by a communication line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu Okuda
  • Patent number: 10660808
    Abstract: This nursing bed has a fixed member forming a fixed bed surface of a bed portion on which a care receiver lies, a movable member which can be moved relative to the fixed member and forms a movable bed surface of the bed portion, and a movable member driving unit for driving the movable member. The fixed member has a plurality of slender parts each extending in the lateral direction or the longitudinal direction. The movable member has a mobile body which can be protruded upward relative to the fixed bed surface and also moved in at least one of the longitudinal direction and the lateral direction via an interval between the plurality of slender parts by the movable member driving unit. The posture of the care receiver lying on the bed can be changed into his/her optimal position without difficulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiko Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10646389
    Abstract: Person support apparatuses with selectively coupled foot sections are disclosed. In one embodiment, the person support apparatus includes a base frame, a primary support frame supported on the base frame, and a foot section coupled to the primary support frame. The person support apparatus also includes a carriage that is freely translatable between a head end of the primary support frame and a foot end of the primary support frame, the carriage comprising a torso portion and a seat portion having a thigh segment and a gluteal segment. The person support apparatus further includes a selectable trunnion that selectively and severally couples the foot section to the primary support frame and the thigh segment of the seat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Glenn C. Suttman
  • Patent number: 10638843
    Abstract: An apparatus that supports a person in a variety of positions so that a tattoo artist can comfortably apply a tattoo to the skin of the supported person is herein disclosed. The apparatus can be articulated to cause a person's legs and arms to be optimally positioned and supported to receive a tattoo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InkBed, Inc.
    Inventors: Cosmo J. Andoloro, Kevin Richardson
  • Patent number: 10617327
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, stretcher, cot, recliner, or the like, includes an exit detection system having a plurality of force sensors that support the weight of an occupant positioned on a support surface. The force sensors are part of an exit detection system that issues an alarm when the occupant exits, or is about to exit, the person support apparatus. The distribution of weight applied to the force sensors is used to determine if the occupant is about to exit the person support apparatus. Compensation is made to the exit detection system for changes in the weight distribution that are not caused by movement of the occupant. Such changes may be due to siderail movement, support surface pivoting, and/or movement of other components of the person support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 10602988
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for obtaining cleaned sequences showing trajectories of movement of a center of gravity and for estimating a biometric information pattern or value of a target. One of the methods includes removing noises from initial sequences showing trajectories of movement of a center of gravity to obtain the cleaned sequences. Another one of the methods includes reading cleaned sequences of the target into a memory, extracting features from the cleaned sequences, and estimating a biometric information pattern or value of the target from the extracted features, using a classification or regression model of biometric information patterns or values. The biometric information pattern may be a pattern derived from respiratory or circulatory organs of a target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Katsuki, Tetsuro Morimura
  • Patent number: 10603132
    Abstract: A lighthead identification system for controlling lightheads of a surgical lighting system. The lighthead identification system includes illuminated indicator lights that visually indicate to an operator that an associated lighthead has been selected for adjusting parameter settings on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Michael Hollopeter, Damon Jurkiewicz, James A. Petrucci, Lance C. Bellows
  • Patent number: 10588800
    Abstract: An apparatus for turning and positioning a patient includes a sheet having a top and a bottom surface, a first handle coupled to the sheet proximate a first side edge, and a second handle coupled to the sheet proximate a second side edge, opposite the first side edge. A first portion of the sheet is configured to be placed underneath a patient and a second portion of the sheet is configured to be wrapped on top of the patient. The first handle and the second handle are longitudinally offset such that when the first handle and the second handle are pulled across one another, the first side edge is positioned beneath the second handle and the second side edge is positioned beneath the first handle. Pulling the first handle across the second handle and across the top of the patient rolls the patient onto the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Hester C. Fletcher, Daniel Robert Ulreich, Curtis L. Hollabaugh, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis
  • Patent number: 10582981
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a coupling system for coupling a medical accessory to an accessory support is provided. The present disclosure also provides a system for powering a medical accessory with an accessory support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Childs, Brian J. Tessmer, Connor F. St. John, Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Isaac A. Schaberg, Zachary J. Sadler, Kirby M. Neihouser