Adapted For Birthing Patents (Class 5/602)
  • Patent number: 9618383
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a scale system, an air system, and a lift system. The patient support system also includes a control system configured to graphically communicate information about the scale system, the air system, and the lift system to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, James M. Allen, Jennifer Fearing, Mark Chiacchira
  • Patent number: 9060619
    Abstract: A siderail comprises a rail having a lower edge extending longitudinally from a head end to a foot end, and a longitudinally outer link comprising a head side outer link segment and a foot side outer link segment. Each segment is connected to the rail at a joint OR and connected to a host frame at a joint OF. The siderail also includes an inner link longitudinally intermediate the outer link segments and connected to the rail at a joint IR and to the host frame at a joint IF. The head side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the head end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link. The foot side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the foot end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Brian T. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 8875327
    Abstract: A new and useful portable pelvic exam device is provided, which is lightweight for convenient transport or storage, and is readily used atop existing surfaces in the environment such as a bed and maintains a patient in a dorsal or modified lithotic position for a pelvic examination or procedure. The device comprises a substantially wedge shaped prismatic base with a concave semispherical well along the front surface, over which a patient orients her vulva to create a theatre in which the examiner may observe the anatomy, operate ancillary tools and perform an indicated procedure or exam. Stirrup assemblies may be utilized in concert with the device to support the patient's feet and keep her knees spaced apart from each other and legs in an abducted position. Additionally, the device has a drawer moveably attached into an aperature in the device, which can be opened or closed and houses therein ancillary tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Schnell Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Pamela Gilley, Antonio Gandia Tapia
  • Patent number: 8732875
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8677535
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame. The patient support apparatus further includes an egress unit coupled to the deck to move between an egress position and a storage position relative to the barrier. The egress unit may include electronic controls to limit movement of various portions of the egress unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8640287
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Wukusick, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Jr., Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo, James K. Findlay, David W. Hensley
  • Patent number: 8615827
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a support, and an upper frame. The support is coupled to the lower frame. The upper frame is supported on the support above the lower frame. The upper frame includes a head support section and a foot support section including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion are configured to support at least a portion of the lower extremities of a person supported on the person-support apparatus. No components of the first portion and the second portion are removed from the first portion and the second portion when the first portion and the second portion are moved from a first position to a second position. The person-support apparatus can be configured to support any one of the posterior pelvic region and the feet, calf region, upper torso, or feet of a person on the foot section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8453283
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20130104309
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes receivers for supporting a patient-support deck. The patient-support deck is configured to engage the receivers to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8397846
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a plurality of casters coupled to the frame, and a wheel supported with respect to the frame and movable between a lowered position engaging a floor and a raised position spaced from the floor. The patient support apparatus also has a drive assembly with a first mode of operation coupled to the wheel and operable to drive the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along the floor and a second mode of operation decoupled from the wheel so that the wheel is free to rotate when the wheel is in the lowered position and the patient support apparatus is moved along the floor. A first user input is provided to move the wheel between the raised and lowered positions and a second user input is provided to signal the drive assembly to drive the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, John D. Vogel, Thomas M. Webster
  • Patent number: 8327480
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes receivers for supporting a patient-support deck. The patient-support deck is configured to engage the receivers to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C Ganance, Robert Cooks, Jr., Kenneth L Kramer, Jerome E Reckelhoff, Peter M Wukusick, Robert M Zerhusen, Mark E Haufler, Darrell L Metz, Kenneth Q Rudolf, Stephen M Holl, Richard W Chance, David W Hornbach, John P Biondo
  • Patent number: 8240410
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus has a first frame and a second frame supported above the first frame and movable relative to the first frame. A plurality of casters are coupled to the first frame. A wheel is movable relative to the first frame between a lowered position engaging the floor and a raised position spaced from the floor. A drive assembly is coupled to the wheel and is operable to drive the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along the floor. A foot pedal is coupled to the first frame and is movable to raise and lower the wheel relative to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, John D. Vogel, Thomas M. Webster
  • Patent number: 8117697
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C Ganance, Robert Cooks, Jr., Kenneth L Kramer, Jerome E Reckelhoff, Peter M Wukusick, Robert M Zerhusen, Mark E Haufler, Darrell L Metz, Kenneth Q Rudolf, Stephen M Holl, Richard W Chance, David W Hornbach, John P Biondo, James K Findlay, David W Hensley
  • Patent number: 8099807
    Abstract: A patient support is provided having an onboard storage location for a foot section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H Heimbrock, David W Hornbach
  • Patent number: 8079101
    Abstract: A limb support coupled to a patient-support apparatus comprises a frame having a pair of locks to block vertical and horizontal pivoting of the limb support in relation to the patient-support apparatus. The lock release actuator is configured to be coupled to the frame to simultaneously unlock both the vertical and horizontal rotation locks. The limb support includes a stowable leg support configured to provide support to the leg of a patient during obstetric delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Kenneth L. Kramer, Francis C. Ganance, Christian H. Reinke
  • Publication number: 20110283454
    Abstract: A birthing stool is disclosed comprising a series of closed walls constructed from a non porous rigid material, molded into compound curves. The stool facilitates a range of physiologically effective positioning for labour and delivery and can be used submerged underwater during waterbirth. The stool ergonomically supports the body while also achieving structural integrity through a simple organic form that can be produced inexpensively using minimal material. All elements of the stool, including a seat portion that accommodates a labouring woman and her birthing partner, as well as handles and grips for carrying are integrated into a single part design, facilitating effective cleansing and disinfection of the apparatus. The invention includes the method of production of the stool, and describes method of using device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Kara Springer
  • Publication number: 20110067180
    Abstract: A device for assisting parturition, which device can be used to practise delivery, in birth training, in delivery, and in post natal and other rehabilitation. The device includes a body part and a seat part for the woman in labour. In the seat part there is a cut-out for the exit of the baby. The seat part is connected to the frame part, and in the device there are support elements which the woman in labour can grip, and on which she can lean in various delivery positions. The seat part is attached to the body in such a way that the cut-out faces away from the body and the elements for attaching to the body are between the body and the seat part. The seat part can be turned laterally relative to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2008
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: Eija Pessinen
  • Publication number: 20100275375
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes receivers for supporting a patient-support deck. The patient-support deck is configured to engage the receivers to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventors: Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, JR., Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Peter M. Wukusick, Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo
  • Publication number: 20100242176
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame including a handle movably coupled with the frame. The handle is adapted to be gripped by a person supported on the frame. The handle includes an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust the length of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20100223727
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a lower frame, a support, and an upper frame. The support is coupled to the lower frame. The upper frame is supported on the support above the lower frame. The upper frame includes a head support section and a foot support section including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion and the second portion are configured to support at least a portion of the lower extremities of a person supported on the person-support apparatus. No components of the first portion and the second portion are removed from the first portion and the second portion when the first portion and the second portion are moved from a first position to a second position. The person-support apparatus can be configured to support any one of the posterior pelvic region and the feet, calf region, upper torso, or feet of a person on the foot section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: Hill-Rom, Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 7757317
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes receivers for supporting a patient-support deck. The patient-support deck is configured to engage the receivers to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Peter M. Wukusick, Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo
  • Patent number: 7735168
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support, a removable section configured for movement to a position wherein the removable section is aligned with patient support wherein the removable section can be coupled to the patient support, a second position wherein the removable section is adjacent to, but spaced from the first position and a third position spaced apart from the patient support. The patient support apparatus further includes a locking mechanism that is configured to sense when the removable section is properly aligned with the patient support so that the removable section can be mounted to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Christopher Gentile
  • Patent number: 7685659
    Abstract: A patient support is disclosed as including a frame and a foot section having an upper surface, the foot section operatively coupled to the frame and movable between a use position for providing support for a patient and a lowered position for storage. The patient support is also disclosed as having an onboard storage location for the foot section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach
  • Patent number: 7676868
    Abstract: A limb support coupled to a patient-support apparatus comprises a frame having a pair of locks to block vertical and horizontal pivoting of the limb support in relation to the patient-support apparatus. The lock release actuator is configured to be coupled to the frame to simultaneously unlock both the vertical and horizontal rotation locks. The limb support includes a stowable leg support configured to provide support to the leg of a patient during obstetric delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome E. Reckelhoff
  • Patent number: 7669259
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Peter M. Wukusick, Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo, James K. Findlay, David W. Hensley
  • Patent number: 7657953
    Abstract: A limb support coupled to a patient-support apparatus includes a multi-axis pivot mount having a first joint mounted to the patient-support apparatus, an arm coupled to the first joint on a first end for pivotable movement thereabout, and a second joint coupled to a second end of the arm for pivotable movement thereabout. A cushion assembly is mounted to the second joint for pivotable movement of the cushion assembly in relation to the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Kenneth L. Kramer, Francis C. Ganance, Christian H. Reinke
  • Patent number: 7581266
    Abstract: A foot support and abduction assembly includes an abductor-mounted foot support configured for pivotal attachment proximate a foot end of a maternity bed. A calf support assembly, for mounting to the foot support, includes a housing for removably attaching the calf support to the foot support. The housing includes a spring-biased pin for releasably securing the housing to the foot support and at least one mounting stud configured for insertion into a keyhole aperture on the foot support. A calf support portion is adjustably mounted to the housing by a ball-type pivot mount. An adjustment mechanism is provided for selectively fixing the position of the calf support portion relative to the housing. The adjustment mechanism includes a slidable sleeve for locking the ball-type pivot, and a threaded rod or a cam shaft arranged to shift the slidable sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Arlene Krecow, John Zerbel, Cory P. Herbst, Andras Kupfermann, Joseph T. Brophy
  • Publication number: 20090199339
    Abstract: A medical examination table system includes a medical examination table having one or more moveable sections for supporting a patient. One or more supports are secured to the medical examination table and there is provided at least one coupling that is slidably mounted on one of the supports and movable back and forth thereon. The slidably mounted coupling includes a receptor that receives and holds an accessory such that the accessory and the coupling are movable back and forth on the support with respect to the examination table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: MARTIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney Barr
  • Publication number: 20090179533
    Abstract: A device (10) for facilitating a medical examination includes a movable body (12) having a storage compartment (24) therein and a door member (42, 44) movably mounted to the body (12) for at least partially covering the storage compartment (24). A supporting unit (72, 72) is mounted to the body (12) for supporting a foot of a patient during the performance of a medical examination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 16, 2009
    Inventors: Ronnie Z. Bochner, Andrew Lewis Wright, Michael Stephen Rozewicz, Kris Douglas Eager
  • Patent number: 7536734
    Abstract: A stirrup apparatus for use on a birthing bed is provided. The support apparatus has a bracket configured to be coupled to the birthing bed, an adjustable length member, and a foot support. The bracket is pivotable in a plurality of axes to allow the support apparatus to be adjusted. The stirrup apparatus may provide lateral support for a leg of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 7530412
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus has a lower frame and an upper supported above the lower frame and movable relative to the lower frame. A plurality of casters are coupled to the lower frame. A wheel is movable relative to the lower frame between a lowered position engaging the floor and a raised position spaced from the floor. A drive assembly is coupled to the wheel and is operable to drive the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along the floor. A foot pedal is coupled to the lower frame and is movable to raise and lower the wheel relative to the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, John D. Vogel, Thomas M. Webster
  • Publication number: 20080307579
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support, a removable section configured for movement to a position wherein the removable section is aligned with patient support wherein the removable section can be coupled to the patient support, a second position wherein the removable section is adjacent to, but spaced from the first position and a third position spaced apart from the patient support. The patient support apparatus further includes a locking mechanism that is configured to sense when the removable section is properly aligned with the patient support so that the removable section can be mounted to the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Christopher Gentile
  • Patent number: 7464421
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a patient support and a removable section. A locking mechanism includes a moveable handle to lock the removable section to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Goodwin, Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Patent number: 7431036
    Abstract: A love making apparatus for the disabled includes a horizontal support member and a pair of generally horizontal co-planar platforms disposed on the support member with one of the platforms reciprocally moveable with respect to the other along a longitudinal axis. One of the platforms which are stationary includes a foldable backrest while the moveable platform includes a pair of foldable leg supports and a pair of foldable handgrips for providing reciprocal movement. A pair of seatbelts is provided to protect the individuals from falling off of the device. The apparatus also includes a longitudinally extending rod or frame member and two leg members rotatable about the frame member. The two leg members and two rectangular shaped support elements position the platform above a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Abdulrahman Al-Bannai
  • Publication number: 20080235875
    Abstract: A maternity bed incorporates a patient lying surface with pelvis, lumbar, and upper back regions, and left and right sides. The lying surface has two or more actuatable lifting elements arranged at the lying surface, and may incorporate four or six or more lifting elements. The lifting elements may include a left pelvis lifting element and a right pelvis lifting element at the pelvis region of the lying surface, a left lumbar lifting element and a right lumbar lifting element at the lumbar region of the lying surface, and a left upper back lifting element and a right upper back lifting element at the upper back region of the lying surface. At least one actuator may actuate the lifting elements to raise and lower various regions of a patient, such as to provide a turning function, and may be controlled by a user input device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Larry A. Wells
  • Patent number: 7412739
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support having a first patient support deck, a removable section having a second patient support deck, the removable section being configured for movement to a first position wherein the removable section is coupled to the patient support, a second position wherein the removable section is adjacent to but spaced from the first position and a third position spaced apart from the patient support. A handle support mechanism is mounted on one of the patient support and the removable section. A handle is movably mounted on the handle support mechanism and is supported thereby for movement between a first handle position and a second handle position. The handle support mechanism is configured to facilitate movement of the handle from the first handle position toward the second handle position only when the removable section is oriented at and between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2008
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Christopher Gentile
  • Publication number: 20080120810
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base having a first side, a second side, a head end, and a foot end, a head end caster and a foot end caster coupled to the base on the first side near the respective head and foot ends, and a head end link and a foot end link located on the first side and operably associated with the respective head and foot end casters on the first side. The head and foot end links on the first side move longitudinally in opposite directions to brake the respective head and foot end casters on the first side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Christian H. Reinke
  • Patent number: 7284626
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus has a lower frame and an upper supported above the lower frame and movable relative to the lower frame. A plurality of casters are coupled to the lower frame. A wheel is movable relative to the lower frame between a lowered position engaging the floor and a raised position spaced from the floor. A drive assembly is coupled to the wheel and is operable to drive the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along the floor. A foot pedal is coupled to the lower frame and is movable to raise and lower the wheel relative to the floor. Elevation adjust pedals are coupled to the lower frame and are movable to change an elevation of the upper frame relative to the lower frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Matt Webster, John Vogel
  • Patent number: 7171709
    Abstract: A patient support with a removable foot section is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Patent number: 7127756
    Abstract: A foot support and abduction assembly includes an abductor configured for pivotal attachment proximate a foot end of a maternity bed. The foot support is configured for locating in a stowed position below the abductor, and a calf support is attached to an undersurface of the foot support. An upright assembly has a first end that is secured to the abductor for longitudinal movement along a length of the abductor, a second end to which the foot support is movably mounted, and a locking mechanism for selectively securing the upright assembly in one of a plurality of positions along the length of the abductor. The upright assembly is further configured for movement from a deployed position to a stowed position, and the locking mechanism is unlocked when the upright assembly is in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas Brophy, Andras Kupfermann, Arlene Krecow, Todd Trevor Andres, Chad Allen Wolf, Richard Anthony Derenne
  • Patent number: 7073221
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a patient support and a removable section. A locking mechanism includes interactive members supported by the patient support and the removable section for releasably securing the removable section to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Goodwin, Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Patent number: 6983501
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck coupled to the frame. The frame includes a storage portion. The deck includes a head section, a seat section and first and second laterally spaced apart outer leg support sections adjacent the seat section. The seat section and the first and second outer leg support sections being configured to define a central opening therebetween. The apparatus also includes a removable center leg support configured for movement between a first position located within the central opening and coupled to the deck to provide a portion of the deck and a second storage position detached from the deck and located in the storage portion of the frame and below the deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2006
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan T. Turner
  • Patent number: 6957457
    Abstract: A bed having a base, a pedestal oriented between a top side of the base and a patient support deck to facilitate elevational movement of the support deck. The patient support deck includes a seat section which includes a deck plate. A pair of laterally spaced support brackets are provided on the patient support deck. Coupling elements are supported on each of the support brackets. Separate patient supporting devices are configured to operatively connect to a selected one of the two coupling elements is provided. A guideway is provided on each of the support brackets, the guideway supporting a frame and having a track thereon. A receptacle is mounted on the track and for movement relative to the frame, the receptacle being stowable beneath the deck plate and deployable so that the receptacle is oriented immediately below the perineal edge of the seat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stryker, Mike Hernandez, William Bleeker, Jr., Jeff Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 6948202
    Abstract: A foot section is provided for use with a patient support. The foot section includes a body and at least one support coupled to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Patent number: 6851142
    Abstract: A bed having a base, a pedestal oriented between a top side of the base and a patient support deck to facilitate elevational movement of the support deck. The patient support deck includes a seat section which includes a deck plate. A pair of laterally spaced support brackets are provided on the patient support deck. Coupling elements are supported on each of the support brackets. Separate patient supporting devices are configured to operatively connect to a selected one of the two coupling elements is provided. A guideway is provided on each of the support brackets, the guideway supporting a frame and having a track thereon. A receptacle is mounted on the track and for movement relative to the frame, the receptacle being stowable beneath the deck plate and deployable so that the receptacle is oriented immediately below the perineal edge of the seat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2005
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stryker, Mike Hernandez, Steve Smargiasso, William Bleeker, Jr., Jeff Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20040226092
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a patient support and a removable section. A locking mechanism includes interactive members supported by the patient support and the removable section for releasably securing the removable section to the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Goodwin, Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Patent number: 6807695
    Abstract: A labor grip mechanism on each side of a main frame of a birthing bed, each labor grip mechanism having a post with a free end and a hand grip mounted on the free end. A first mounting construction is provided for slidably supporting each post for simultaneous movement between a first position wherein the hand grip is stowed underneath the patient support and a second position wherein the hand grip is oriented wholly out from underneath the patient support. A second mounting construction is provided for supporting each post for simultaneous rotational movement between the second position wherein the hand grip is also oriented in a plane beneath the plane of the patient support and a third position wherein the hand grip is oriented in a plane above the plane of the patient support. A hand grip positioning device is provided for facilitating the rotational movement only when the posts are in the aforesaid second or third position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2004
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Jason L. Barr
  • Patent number: 6757924
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a patient support and a removable section. A locking mechanism includes interactive members supported by the patient support and the removable section for releasably securing the removable section to the patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Goodwin, Matthew W. Weismiller
  • Publication number: 20040034933
    Abstract: A patient support lighting system for use with a patient support and including a light fixture configured to be automatically positioned based upon the location of the patient support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Mitchell A. Smith, Ernestine K. Johnson, Jackie Smith
  • Patent number: RE41412
    Abstract: A leg holder system for simultaneously positioning in the abduction and lithotomy dimensions including a support device for supporting a leg cradle; a clamping device for mounting the proximate end of the support device to a mounting device having a first axis and selectively clamping and releasing motion of the support device about the first axis and about a second axis transverse to the first axis. An actuator device for actuating the clamp to selectively clamp and release simultaneously the support device and the mounting device; and an operator device remote from the clamping device and actuator device for operating the actuator device to enable the support device to move simultaneously about the first and second axis in both the lithotomy and abduction dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Kip Van Steenburg