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1.

WIRELESS LINK PAIRING AUTHENTICATION

      
Application Number 17517357
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-12
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor Williams, Jason M.

Abstract

Systems and methods include a control device that matches a first identifier received over its first communication channel and associated with a medical device with a second identifier received over its second communication channel as well as a receiver device that receives the second identifier from the medical device via a third communication channel from the medical device and transmits the second identifier to the control device via the second communication channel. The control device, upon determining that the first identifier received over the first communication channel, matches the second identifier received over the second communication channel and automatically pairs with the medical device associated with the matching identifier over the second communication channel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 76/11 - Allocation or use of connection identifiers
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

2.

MANAGING CAREGIVER MESSAGES

      
Application Number 17453273
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hettig, Mark F.
  • Haldane, Justin

Abstract

A system for providing communications on mobile devices located in a healthcare facility receives a notification identifying a patient admitted to the healthcare facility, creates a patient-centric chat room based the notification, and adds caregivers to the patient-centric chat room. The system provides messaging communications in the patient-centric chat room, and terminates the patient-centric chat room after the patient is discharged from the healthcare facility.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records

3.

ACCESS TO MULTIPLE CAREGIVER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

      
Application Number 17453246
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gilbert, Jeffrey A.
  • Haldane, Justin

Abstract

An electronic device for managing notifications for a caregiver associated with multiple healthcare facilities is described. The electronic device connects to an active site associated with a first healthcare facility, connects to a passive site associated with a second healthcare facility, receives the notifications from both the active site and the passive site, and switches the passive site to active upon receipt of an input from the caregiver to access the notifications from the passive site.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

4.

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS HAVING A RADAR SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17578713
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Baker, Steven D.

Abstract

A patient immersion sensor includes a radio detection and ranging (RADAR) apparatus to determine a time of flight (TOF) of a RADAR pulse and a reflected signal that is reflected by a patient or by a portion of a patient support surface supporting the patient. The TOF is indicative of an immersion depth or a distance toward bottoming out of a patient supported on the patient support surface, such as a mattress or a pad. The RADAR apparatus emits pulses of very short duration so as to be able to detect objects, such as a patient or a portion of a mattress or pad, at very close distances. The RADAR apparatus may use time-of-flight (TOF) between transmission of the pulse and receipt of a reflected signal to determine a distance toward bottoming out by the patient, thereby to determine if the patient is properly immersed into the patient support surface. Adjustments to inflation or deflation of one or more bladders are made to achieve a desired immersion amount within a tolerance range between upper and lower TOF thresholds.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • H01Q 9/27 - Spiral antennas
  • G01S 13/58 - Velocity or trajectory determination systems; Sense-of-movement determination systems
  • A61B 5/0507 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves using microwaves or terahertz waves
  • G01S 7/03 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of HF subsystems specially adapted therefor, e.g. common to transmitter and receiver
  • H01Q 1/22 - Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

5.

PATIENT POSITIONING APPARATUS AND MATTRESS

      
Application Number 17432298
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-26
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Audic, Mickael
  • Duvert, Jean-Bernard
  • Kaikenger, Philippe

Abstract

A patient positioning apparatus (200) for use with a mattress comprises a first lateral tilt bladder (10) and a third lateral tilt bladder (14) configured to underlie a first side of the mattress, and a second lateral tilt bladder (12) and a fourth lateral tilt bladder (16) configured to underlie a second side of the mattress. The tilt bladders are inflatable to alter the position of a patient lying on the mattress, and inflation and/or deflation of the lateral tilt bladders is controllable by a controller (120). The first lateral tilt bladder is configured to tilt the patient's sternum towards the second side of the mattress when inflated, the second lateral tilt bladder is configured to tilt the patients sternum towards the first side of the mattress when inflated, the third lateral tilt bladder is configured to tilt the patients pelvis towards the second side of the mattress when inflated, and the fourth lateral tilt bladder is configured to tilt the patients pelvis towards the first side of the mattress when inflated. A first check valve (28) is configured to allow fluid communication in one direction from the third lateral tilt bladder to the first lateral tilt bladder, and a second check valve (30) is configured to allow fluid communication in one direction from the fourth lateral tilt bladder to the second lateral tilt bladder. In a preferred aspect, the first and second lateral tilt bladders extend in a longitudinal direction from a waist portion towards a head end of the patient positioning apparatus and have a length of between 690 mm and 950 mm. A mattress and mattress system are also provided.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/00 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons

6.

CAREGIVER AND STAFF INFORMATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17578878
Status Pending
Filing Date 2022-01-19
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Faulks, Sherrod L.
  • Kowal, Elizabeth A.
  • Girardeau, David M.
  • Sferrazza, Bartholomew F.
  • Moulson, John
  • Bostic, Dino R.
  • Hudgins, Darren S.
  • Drufke, Adam
  • Taylor, Ronald W.
  • Davidson, Collin
  • Gunn, Jennifer A.
  • Schroder, John S.

Abstract

A mobile caregiver application is stored on mobile devices of caregivers for managing alert messages generated by a variety of equipment in a healthcare information system. The mobile caregiver application allows secure voice, text, and, optionally, video communication between caregivers using their mobile devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • G08B 27/00 - Alarm systems in which the alarm condition is signalled from a central station to a plurality of substations
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting

7.

REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT ENVIRONMENT

      
Application Number 17453227
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-02
First Publication Date 2022-05-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Kuhn, Phillip
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Shuster, Sandra
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Wong, Pauline
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

A computing device for remotely engaging and managing a patient environment displays a video feed of a patient environment, and provides user inputs that, when selected, allow a caregiver to remotely change a condition in the patient environment. Access to the user inputs is restricted based on at least one of a distance between the computing device and the patient environment, credentials of the caregiver, and a condition of a patient in the patient environment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring

8.

PRONING FRAME FOR A PATIENT BED

      
Application Number 17462272
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-31
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kaikenger, Philippe
  • Duvert, Jean-Bernard
  • Audic, Mickael
  • Hight, Joshua C.
  • Conejo, Alejandro Noe
  • Moenter, Jonathan K.
  • Zapfe, Lori A.
  • Kooiker, Heather D.
  • Abousaleh, Christine
  • Urrea, Carlos A.
  • Dreyer, Morgan M.

Abstract

A head rest accessory for coupling to sockets provided on a bed frame of a hospital bed is provided. A frame is configured to be insertable downwardly into the sockets to couple the frame to the bed frame of the hospital bed. A head rest mount is coupled to the frame and is repositionable along the frame. A head rest is coupled to the head rest mount and includes a face rest shell. A first angle sensor is positioned along a side of the face rest shell. A second angle sensor is positioned on a head end of the face rest shell.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/07 - Rests specially adapted therefor for the head or torso

9.

PRONING FRAME FOR A PATIENT BED

      
Application Number 17462295
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-31
First Publication Date 2022-04-28
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kaikenger, Philippe
  • Duvert, Jean-Bernard
  • Audic, Mickael
  • Hight, Joshua C.
  • Conejo, Alejandro Noe
  • Moenter, Jonathan K.
  • Zapfe, Lori A.
  • Kooiker, Heather D.
  • Abousaleh, Christine
  • Urrea, Carlos A.
  • Dreyer, Morgan M.

Abstract

A head rest accessory for coupling to a frame member at a head end of a pivotable torso support section of a hospital bed is provided. A frame is configured to couple to the frame member. A head rest mount is coupled to the frame and is repositionable along the frame. A head rest is coupled to the head rest mount and includes a face rest shell. A first angle sensor is positioned along a side of the face rest shell. A second angle sensor is positioned on a head end of the face rest shell.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/07 - Rests specially adapted therefor for the head or torso

10.

Flexible mesh network for locating assets in a clinical environment

      
Application Number 17003890
Grant Number 11317246
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-26
First Publication Date 2022-04-26
Grant Date 2022-04-26
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Davidson, Frederick Collin

Abstract

An example system connects to a location engine in a mesh network, transmits a first message indicating a bus master service hosted by a bus master, and receives a message indicating a location service hosted by a location engine and an aggregation service hosted by an aggregator connected to the location engine. The bus master stores a first entry corresponding to the location service and a second entry corresponding to the aggregation service. The bus master transmits a request to access the location service; receives a response confirming a subscription to the location service; and receives timing data indicating times at which the multiple receivers in a clinical environment received a wireless signal from a tag. The bus master aggregates the timing data into a data stream and transmits data stream to the location service in accordance with the subscription.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • H04W 84/20 - Master-slave arrangements
  • G06K 19/07 - Record carriers with conductive marks, printed circuits or semiconductor circuit elements, e.g. credit or identity cards with integrated circuit chips
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • H04W 12/088 - Access security using filters or firewalls

11.

Intelligent location estimation for assets in clinical environments

      
Application Number 17006099
Grant Number 11309084
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-28
First Publication Date 2022-04-19
Grant Date 2022-04-19
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Urrutia, Eugene G.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Ayers, Brandon M.
  • Davidson, Frederick Collin
  • Embree, Stephen R.

Abstract

A system can identify a first position of a tag in a clinical environment based on first times at which first receivers received a first wireless signal from the tag. The system can estimate a second position of the tag in the clinical environment based on second times at which second receivers received a second wireless signal from the tag. The system determines that a boundary is located between the first position and the second position, defines a path range around the first position of the tag based on an expected movement of the tag during a time interval between the first and second wireless signals, determines that the boundary lacks a door within the path range, adjusts the second position of the tag based on the boundary map, and transmits a message indicating that the tag is located at the adjusted position at the second time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • H04W 4/021 - Services related to particular areas, e.g. point of interest [POI] services, venue services or geofences

12.

WIRELESSLY CHARGED PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17490688
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-30
First Publication Date 2022-04-07
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Soreefan, Ibne
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Pirio, Clementine
  • Kaikenger, Philippe

Abstract

A charging system for a medical facility includes a patient support apparatus that has a base frame, an upper frame, a wheel to engage a floor surface, and a controller. A rechargeable battery is operably coupled to the base frame. The controller is configured to communicate with the rechargeable battery. A transmitting assembly is coupled to at least one of a wall surface and the floor surface of said medical facility. A receiving assembly is operably coupled to the base frame adjacent to the wheel. The receiving assembly is in communication with the rechargeable battery. The receiving assembly and the transmitting assembly selectively communicate to charge the rechargeable battery. An alert feature is in communication with the controller of the patient support apparatus. The alert feature is configured to emit an alarm when the controller indicates the rechargeable battery is at or below a predetermined charge level.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/012 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame raising or lowering of the whole mattress frame
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/10 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 99/00 - Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation

13.

WOUND HEALING ANALYSIS AND TRACKING

      
Application Number 17494091
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-05
First Publication Date 2022-04-07
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kayser, Susan A.
  • Rizzo, Jennifer Marie
  • Pfeffer, Mary L
  • Zhou, Jie
  • Azeredo, Nuno M
  • Le Gall, Marion

Abstract

This disclosure is directed towards a patient management system for analyzing images of wounds and tracking the progression of wounds over time. In some examples, a computing device of the patient management system receives an image, and determines that the image depicts a wound. The computing device inputs the image into a machine-learned model trained to classify wounds, and receives, from the machine-learned model, a classification of the wound. The computing device may then display the classification of the wound in a user interface. Additionally, the patient management system may train a machine-learned model to classify wounds.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G06T 7/00 - Image analysis
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

14.

VOICE CONTROL IN A HEALTHCARE FACILITY

      
Application Number 17412788
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-26
First Publication Date 2022-03-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Schuman, Richard J.
  • Agdeppa, Eric D.
  • Schroder, John S.
  • Infantolino, Catherine
  • Batman, Sinan
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Harmeyer, John V.

Abstract

Systems for voice control of medical devices in a healthcare facility are disclosed herein. The systems employ continuous speech processing software, voice recognition software, natural language processing software, and other software to permit voice control of the medical devices. Systems are also provided for distinguishing which medical device from among multiple medical devices in a patient room is the particular medical device to be controlled by voice input from a caregiver or a patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G10L 17/22 - Interactive procedures; Man-machine interfaces
  • G10L 21/0216 - Noise filtering characterised by the method used for estimating noise
  • H04R 3/00 - Circuits for transducers
  • H04R 5/02 - Spatial or constructional arrangements of loudspeakers

15.

AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING PRESSURE INJURIES

      
Application Number 17487663
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-28
First Publication Date 2022-03-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kayser, Susan A.
  • Urrutia, Eugene G.
  • Schwencer, Karrie Ann
  • Batman, Sinan

Abstract

Various systems, devices, and methods for predicting and identifying root causes of pressure injuries in a clinical environment are described. An example method includes identifying, based on an electronic medical record (EMR) of a patient, that the patient has an injury; receiving, from one or more sensors, sensor data indicating one or more parameters of the patient; determining, based on the sensor data, at least one root cause of the injury; and transmitting, to an external computing device, a report indicating the at least one root cause of the injury.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment

16.

Modular location engine for tracking the locations of assets in a clinical environment

      
Application Number 17003930
Grant Number 11289194
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-08-26
First Publication Date 2022-03-29
Grant Date 2022-03-29
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Urrutia, Eugene G.
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Morgan, Matthew D.

Abstract

A location system can be used to identify locations of assets in a clinical environment. An example location system receives, from a primary receiver, timing data indicating times at which multiple receivers including the primary receiver received a wireless signal from a tag. The multiple receivers may be located in the clinical environment. The example location system further identifies that the timing data includes a flag indicating that a user of the tag has requested assistance, identifies an identifier of the tag based on the timing data; and transmits, to a reporting system, a first message indicating an identifier of the tag and that the user of the tag has requested assistance.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms

17.

THERAPEUTIC MATTRESS OVERLAY INCLUDING ROTATION AND MOISTURE MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number US2021050825
Publication Number 2022/061082
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-09-17
Publication Date 2022-03-24
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Neo, Ah Leen
  • Looi, Chin Cheong
  • Ye, Chau Chong
  • Foo, Kok Pun Aaron
  • Shen, Wei
  • Lim, Seen Moon

Abstract

A patient support overlay is configured to be added to a mattress of a bed to provide continuous low pressure support of a patient. The overlay further includes a structure to reduce moisture at the patient's skin while the patient is supported on the overlay. The overlay is also adapted to provide lateral rotation to a person supported on the overlay. A separate control structure is positioned in a control box that can be supported on the bed. The control box includes the pneumatic and logic circuits necessary to control the operation of the overlay. The control box includes a user interface to allow a user to modify the operation of the overlay for various patient conditions.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 21/04 - Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

18.

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS HAVING VITAL SIGNS MONITORING AND ALERTING

      
Application Number 17526223
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-15
First Publication Date 2022-03-10
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Fisk, Brandon P.
  • Bhai, Aziz A.
  • Benz, Eric D.
  • Weitz, Robert D.
  • Goewert, John
  • Sauser, Frank
  • Batta, Nicholas C.
  • Koors, Edward J.
  • Turner, Jonathan D.
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Byers, John G.
  • Mann, Nicholas A.
  • Mccoy, Daniel

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a sensor capable of detecting vital signs, setting acceptable limits for the vital signs, and includes structures for monitoring the vital signs and providing local and/or remote indications to caregivers if the vital signs fall outside of acceptable limits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms

19.

CABLE-FREE BED WITH WIRELESS PILLOW SPEAKER

      
Application Number 17383488
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-23
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Schuman, Richard J.
  • Benz, Eric D.
  • Ojha, Unnati
  • Davidson, Frederick Collin
  • Hudgins, Darren S.
  • Williams, Jason M.

Abstract

A system and method of patient bed communication and bed-to-room association in a healthcare facility having a network with at least one wireless access point (WAP) and a nurse call system is provided. A handheld unit is moved to a position within a pairing distance of a pairing zone of a patient bed so that the handheld unit and the bed are paired using a first wireless communication technology. A second wireless communication technology is used to send bed identification data (ID) to the handheld unit after the pairing operation has been completed. The bed ID is transmitted from the handheld unit to the nurse call system via a wired connection to establish a bed-to-room association between the patient bed and a room in which the patient bed is located. A third wireless communication technology is used to send bed status data and the bed ID to the WAP of the network.

IPC Classes  ?

20.

USER INTERFACE FOR HOSPITAL BED

      
Application Number 17518959
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-11-04
First Publication Date 2022-02-24
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Newkirk, David C.
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Wilker, Jr., John B.
  • Allen, James M.
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Vanderpohl, Iii, Irvin J.

Abstract

A user module for a patient support apparatus is provided. The user module has a user interface operably coupled thereto. The user interface includes an input device and an output device. The output device includes a visual display including textual and non-textual elements. The non-textual elements include enhanced, graphical, and animated portions relating to one or more operational features of the patient support or to a person positionable on the patient support. The input device includes one or more touch sensors corresponding to defined regions of the visual display.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • G05B 15/02 - Systems controlled by a computer electric
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance

21.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF REMOTELY ACCESSED PATIENT DEVICE

      
Application Number 17395515
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-06
First Publication Date 2022-02-10
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Benz, Eric D.
  • Bhai, Aziz Ali
  • Ojha, Unnati
  • Comparone, Nicholas

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a visual indicator in connection with a portion of the patient support apparatus. The visual indicator is configured to output a first indication and a second indication. The support apparatus also includes a communication circuit configured to communicate via a wireless communication interface and a controller configured to communicate with a service unit via the wireless communication interface. The controller is configured to activate the first indication in response to the service unit detected within a detection range, and in response to enabling a remote access to the service unit, the controller is configured to activate the second indicator. The activation of the second indicator identifies the controller of the patient support apparatus in communication with the service unit via the wireless communication interface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • G05B 19/042 - Programme control other than numerical control, i.e. in sequence controllers or logic controllers using digital processors

22.

THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUE USING ELECTRICAL IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY

      
Application Number 17443065
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-20
First Publication Date 2022-02-03
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Wolfe, Gene J.

Abstract

Systems and methods of monitoring medical therapies performed by wearable devices using electrical probes. In one example, a pulmonary physiotherapy device implements a treatment protocol function gated and modulated using electrical impedance sensors and metrics. The sensors operate to measure electrical impedance of bodily tissue. An electronic controller controls operation of the wearable device. The medical therapy can be modified based on the impedance measurements to maximize efficacy.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61H 31/00 - Artificial respiration or heart stimulation, e.g. heart massage
  • A61H 23/00 - Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms
  • A61H 23/02 - Percussion or vibration massage, e.g. using supersonic vibration; Suction-vibration massage; Massage with moving diaphragms with electric or magnetic drive

23.

MONITORING A SLEEPING SUBJECT

      
Application Number 17503598
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-18
First Publication Date 2022-02-03
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Shinar, Zvika
  • Davidovich, Maayan
  • Klap, Tal
  • Hoffert, Smadar
  • Meger, Guy

Abstract

Apparatus and methods are described, including apparatus for use with a subject who shares a bed with a second person. A motion sensor detects motion of the subject and motion of the second person, and generates a motion signal in response thereto. A control unit identifies components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject, by distinguishing between components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject, and components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the second person. The control unit analyzes the components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject and generates an output in response thereto. Other applications are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems

24.

PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17492870
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-10-04
First Publication Date 2022-01-27
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Shah, Arpit
  • Bhai, Aziz A.
  • Smith, Bradley T.
  • Wagner, Catherine M.
  • Lachenbruch (deceased), Charles A.
  • Owsley, Clay G.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Nachtigal, Daniel
  • Bedel, David L.
  • Brzenchek, David J.
  • Hitchcock, David J.
  • Lubbers, David P.
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Borgman, Douglas E.
  • Benz, Eric D.
  • Iucha, Florin
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Monson, Gavin M.
  • Pascoe, James W.
  • Walke, James L.
  • Rude, Jared
  • Byers, John G.
  • Christie, John D.
  • Turner, Jonathan D.
  • Williams, Joshua A.
  • Lanning, Karen
  • Smith, Kathryn R.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Brinkman, Mary Kay
  • Buccieri, Michael
  • Hixon, Nathaniel W.
  • Wiggermann, Neal
  • Schuman, Sr., Richard J.
  • Corbin, Scott M.
  • Mamidi, Sravan
  • O'Neal, Todd P.
  • Ventrola, Todd S.
  • Pelo, Travis
  • Ojha, Unnati
  • Goewert, John

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a base frame, lift mechanism supporting an upper frame relative to the base frame, a load frame, and a plurality of deck sections, a patient support surface, and a number of barriers positioned about the patient supporting surface. The patient support apparatus includes a notification system for visually notifying a caregiver of a condition or status of a component of the patient support apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A47C 27/10 - Fluid mattresses with two or more independently-fillable chambers
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/053 - Aids for getting into, or out of, bed, e.g. steps or chairs

25.

INCONTINENCE DETECTION SYSTEMS FOR HOSPITAL BEDS

      
Application Number 17478114
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-17
First Publication Date 2022-01-06
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Monson, Gavin M.
  • O'Neal, Todd P.
  • Ribble, David Lance
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Christie, John D.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Fu, Yongji
  • Hood, Michael Scott
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Severns, Ryan S.
  • Voll, James D.
  • Wiley, Gregory
  • Dixon, Steven Alan
  • Weidman, Bryan
  • Benz, Eric David
  • Knittle, Brett
  • Nusair, Marwan
  • Wiggermann, Neal
  • Harmeyer, John V.
  • Williams, Joshua A.

Abstract

An incontinence detection system monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. The system has a pad that includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. Portions of the system are included in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 13/42 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators with wetness indicator or alarm
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G06K 7/10 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation
  • H01Q 1/22 - Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles
  • H01Q 9/04 - Resonant antennas
  • A61B 5/20 - Measuring urological functions

26.

METHOD OF HISTORICAL IDENTIFICATION AND ACCURACY COMPENSATION FOR PROBLEM AREAS IN A LOCATING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17477899
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-09-17
First Publication Date 2022-01-06
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Ayers, Brandon M.

Abstract

A caregiver location system includes a computer configured to track a location of a caregiver in a healthcare facility. A caregiver identification (ID) tag is worn by a caregiver and has a tag transmitter configured to communicate with a plurality of receivers. The plurality of receivers and the computer cooperate to form a locating system that is operable to determine a location of the caregiver ID tag. The computer collects data over time related to a caregiver location within the healthcare facility and determines a problem area within the healthcare facility where a determined caregiver location is inaccurate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier
  • A61B 90/98 - Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags using electromagnetic means, e.g. transponders

27.

INCONTINENCE PREDICTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17330481
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-26
First Publication Date 2021-12-30
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Ribble, David L.

Abstract

An incontinence detection alert system may include a bed configured to receive an occupant and at least one monitor configured to acquire data related to at least one of a status of the bed or a status of the occupant. An incontinence detection system may have circuitry to detect an incontinence event of the occupant. A controller may be configured to receive the data from the at least one monitor and to further receive data related to a time of the incontinence event. A remote device may be configured to receive an alert from the controller before a predicted time of a future incontinence event.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/20 - Measuring urological functions
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms

28.

PREVIEW FUNCTION FOR CONTINUOUS LATERAL ROTATION THERAPY

      
Application Number 17318419
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-12
First Publication Date 2021-12-09
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus may include a patient support surface including a rotation device. A controller may be operable to control the rotation device. The controller may include a processor and a non-transitory memory device. The memory device may include instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to operate the rotation device to perform a rotation preview sequence. During the rotation preview sequence, the controller may cause the rotation device to move the patient support surface to a first evaluation position for a first predetermined period of time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/008 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame tiltable around longitudinal axis, e.g. for rolling
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

29.

PREDICTING OCCUPANT EXIT FROM SUPPORT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 17322031
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-17
First Publication Date 2021-12-09
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bender, Justin
  • Choi, Kin Meng
  • Cohn, Anthony
  • Schultz, Frederick Keith
  • Seshadri, Sridhar Karimpuzha
  • Simpson, Thomas L.

Abstract

An exit prediction system for a support apparatus receives data inputs from one or more force sensors without zeroing the one or more force sensors. Changes in the data inputs are detected to determine whether the detected changes indicate a movement trend. An exit prediction is determined based at least partially on the movement trend, and without combining the data inputs from the one or more force sensors to determine the occupant's weight. A notification is generated based on the exit prediction.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

30.

WIRELESS LOCATION LEARNING

      
Application Number 17308122
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-05-05
First Publication Date 2021-12-02
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Christie, John D.

Abstract

A wireless locating system and method include receiving first messages at a server. The first messages include bed location data entered manually on a user interface of a first patient bed. The first messages also include signal strength data from a plurality of wireless access points in communication with the first patient bed. A first signal strength profile for the first patient bed at a first location is built by the server. The first patient bed is removed from the first location and a second bed is moved into the first location. The second patient bed does not have manual location data entry capability. A second signal strength profile is built by the server for the second patient bed. The server compares the second signal strength profile with the first signal strength profile and determines that the second patient bed is at the first location if the second signal strength profile matches the first signal strength profile.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H04W 88/08 - Access point devices

31.

MODULAR TURN ASSIST APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

      
Application Number 17394891
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-05
First Publication Date 2021-11-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Heil, Thomas F.

Abstract

A therapeutic support apparatus includes a user support surface extending along a longitudinal axis. The user support surface has a head section and a torso section. Each of the head section and the torso section are operable to angle relative to the longitudinal axis. An elevation unit is operable to position at least one of the head section and torso section at angles relative to the longitudinal axis. A monitor acquires data related to a user while sleeping on the user support surface. An alarm is operable to activate based on the data acquired by the monitor.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61G 7/00 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

32.

MATTRESS COVER SENSOR METHOD

      
Application Number 17398312
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-08-10
First Publication Date 2021-11-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gibson, Luke
  • Kubicek, Keith R.
  • Hoffmaster, James N.
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Lachenbruch, Charles A.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a cushion, a cover arranged over a top side of the cushion, and a sensor unit. The sensor unit is coupled to the cover and arranged to underlie a patient supported on the cover. The sensor unit includes a sensor configured to detect conditions near the interface of a patient's skin with the cover.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

33.

FLEXIBLE OVERHEAD ARM

      
Application Number 17389790
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-07-30
First Publication Date 2021-11-18
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Moenter, Jonathan K.
  • Meyer, Joshua L.
  • Ross, Robert D.
  • Byers, John G.
  • Knue, Matthew R.

Abstract

An overhead arm assembly for a patient support apparatus includes a user interface device. The user interface device has a support structure for supporting a personal digital assistant and a charging port for personal digital assistant.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • H01R 13/713 - Structural association with built-in electrical component with built-in switch the switch being a safety switch
  • A61G 12/00 - Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups , e.g. trolleys for transport of medicaments or food; Prescription lists

34.

MOBILITY SENSING USING LOAD CELLS

      
Application Number 17225173
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-08
First Publication Date 2021-11-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Wiggermann, Neal
  • Knouse, William J.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus may include a frame and a patient support surface positioned on the frame. A plurality of force sensors may be coupled to at least one of the frame and the patient support surface. Each of the plurality of force sensors may be configured to detect a force applied to the respective force sensor. A user interface may include a display and at least one user input. A controller may be in communication with each of the plurality of force sensors. The controller may include a processor and a memory device. The memory device may include instructions that, when executed by the processor, process data signals from the plurality of force sensors to determine a mobility score of a patient supported on the patient support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

35.

PATIENT BED HAVING ACTIVE MOTION EXERCISE

      
Application Number 17205533
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-18
First Publication Date 2021-10-21
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hildenbrand, Chris L.
  • Buccieri, Michael
  • Colon, Kaitlyn

Abstract

A patient support apparatus may include a frame and an articulated deck coupled to the frame. The articulated deck may include a head section, a seat section, a thigh section, and a foot section. The seat section may include a stationary frame coupled to the frame and a moveable frame that moves relative to the stationary frame. The moveable frame may move between a retracted position and an extended position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/002 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame
  • A61H 1/02 - Stretching or bending apparatus for exercising
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

36.

MONITORING OF PATIENT SUPPORTS

      
Application Number 17360382
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-28
First Publication Date 2021-10-21
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Lanning, Karen
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Brinkman, Mary K.

Abstract

A hospital bed is configured to monitor data from a second patient support based on the one or more alarms set by the user. The hospital bed detects whether an alarm triggering event occurred based on the monitored data. In response to a determination that the alarm triggering event occurred, the hospital bed will provide a signal indicative of the alarm triggering event to a nurse call system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G08B 3/10 - Audible signalling systems; Audible personal calling systems using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 5/22 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons

37.

VOICE RECOGNITION FOR PATIENT CARE ENVIRONMENT

      
Application Number 17355416
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-23
First Publication Date 2021-10-14
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Judy, Jerald W.
  • Akhlaghi, Bita
  • Melgar, David O.
  • Sampson, Daniel
  • Swift, Edwin N.
  • Gunn, Jennifer A.
  • Hudgins, Darren S.
  • Harrison, Patrick D.
  • Richard, William B.

Abstract

A location monitoring system tracks a location of a user within a healthcare facility. When the user is detected in a patient room an electronic controller activates a voice command database having a plurality of voice commands specific to the user. A microphone located in the patient room receives one of the plurality of voice commands. The electronic controller transmits the one of the plurality of voice commands to a remote device positioned outside of the patient room.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G10L 15/22 - Procedures used during a speech recognition process, e.g. man-machine dialog
  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

38.

BED-BASED BALLISTOCARDIOGRAM APPARATUS AND METHOD

      
Application Number 17189935
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-02
First Publication Date 2021-09-30
Owner
  • Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
  • Georgia Tech Research Corporation (USA)
Inventor
  • Jung, Hewon
  • Kimball, Jacob P.
  • Inan, Omer T.
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Agdeppa, Eric D.

Abstract

A ballistocardiogram (BCG), a measurement of cardiogenic whole body movements, is a technique that enables non-invasive cardiovascular monitoring. A main challenge of the BCG signal is that its morphology and amplitude are sensitive to the posture and/or position of the subject during the recording period. The effects of posture on the BCG measured from a subject standing on a weighing scale have been investigated in the literature, but the effects of body posture and/or position on BCG signals measured from a subject lying in a bed have not been quantified. A contemplated method for bed-based BCG recordings includes (1) creating templates for standing BCG signals obtained from subjects in a prior study, and (2) quantifying the distance between these templates and BCG waveforms obtained in different body positions on the bed for a new set of subjects. In addition, an array processing technique is presented, which includes the application of Gaussian weights on a joint probability density function (PDF) and the similarity score called the q-value to assess those PDFs. The Gaussian curve weights the joint probability according to the reference value obtained from the previous inter-beat-interval (IBI) estimations. The PDFs are selected and combined according to their reliability measured by q-values. This array processing significantly reduces the FIR estimation error by comparing the performance of selective channel combinations to the existing multi-channel algorithm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G01G 19/50 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups for weighing persons having additional measuring devices, e.g. for height
  • G01G 19/52 - Weighing apparatus combined with other objects, e.g. with furniture
  • G01G 19/44 - Weighing apparatus or methods adapted for special purposes not provided for in groups for weighing persons

39.

DYNAMIC FOAM MATTRESS ADAPTED FOR USE WITH A VARIABLE LENGTH HOSPITAL BED

      
Application Number 17347078
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-14
First Publication Date 2021-09-30
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Wagner, Catherine
  • Borgman, Darrell
  • Pelo, Travis
  • Borgman, Douglas E.
  • Eikens, Kelsey G.

Abstract

A non-powered mattress including a cover enclosing a frame structure and a bladder assembly, the cover adapted to engage an articulated frame to control movement of portions of the foam frame and the bladder assembly in response to movement of the articulated frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A47C 27/10 - Fluid mattresses with two or more independently-fillable chambers
  • A61G 7/005 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame tiltable around transverse horizontal axis, e.g. for Trendelenburg position

40.

PATIENT BODY MONITORING USING RADAR

      
Application Number 17189537
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-02
First Publication Date 2021-09-30
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baker, Steven D.
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Corsaro, Theodore
  • Churilla, Michael
  • Smith, Kathryn R.
  • Meyer, Eric R.
  • Shannon, Gregory J.
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Fisk, Brandon P.
  • Williamson, Rachel L.

Abstract

One or more radar sensors can be used to monitor patients in a variety of different environments and embodiments. In one embodiment, radar sensors can be used to monitor a patient's movement, including movement in a patient bed and around a room. In another embodiment, a patient position can be monitored in a patient bed, which can be used as feedback for control of bladders of a patient bed. Additional embodiments are described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

41.

DISTRIBUTED HEALTHCARE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17342894
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-06-09
First Publication Date 2021-09-23
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Schuman, Richard J.
  • Glidewell, Patricia A.
  • Roehl, Erik E.

Abstract

A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice communication link with another computer device in another patient and/or with a another computer device located in another staff work area and/or with a wireless communication device carried by caregiver and/or with a telephone of the healthcare facility; broadcast a voice page to a group of other selected computer devices; compose and send a text message to a portable device that is carried by a caregiver and that has wireless communication capability; browse web pages and/or view multimedia content, such as videos, hosted on servers of the healthcare facility and/or that are accessible via the Internet; view and/or acknowledge and/or answer and/or cancel alerts or nurse calls originating in a plurality of patient rooms.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G08B 5/22 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • G08B 25/01 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems characterised by the transmission medium
  • G08B 7/06 - Signalling systems according to more than one of groups ; Personal calling systems according to more than one of groups using electric transmission
  • G06F 3/048 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]

42.

BED EXIT PREDICTION BASED ON PATIENT BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

      
Application Number 17175917
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-15
First Publication Date 2021-09-16
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bhai, Aziz A.
  • Comparone, Nicholas
  • Christie, John D.
  • Goewert, John
  • Weidman, Bryan
  • Byers, John G.
  • Ojha, Unnati
  • Benz, Eric D.

Abstract

A system for inferring a patient's future behavior may include a patient support apparatus. A data acquisition system may track data related to patient bed exits from the patient support apparatus. A controller may be in communication with the patient support apparatus. The controller may include a processor and a non-transitory memory device. The memory device may include instructions that, when executed by the processor, acquire data related to patient bed exits.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

43.

MATTRESS SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16795879
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-02-20
First Publication Date 2021-08-26
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Maho, Mikael
  • Thepaut, Anthony
  • Yvernault, Etienne
  • Le Naour, Pierre-Yves
  • Guyot, David

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a mattress that defines a plurality of grooves. A bladder is disposed within each groove. Each bladder is operable between a deployed state and a non-deployed state. A flap is disposed adjacent to each groove. Each flap includes a broad contact surface and a narrow contact surface. A manifold is in fluid communication with each bladder. The manifold is configured to direct fluid into each bladder to adjust the bladders between the deployed state and the non-deployed state, and consequently move the flaps between a raised position and a lowered position, respectively.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

44.

RESPIRATION DETECTION USING RADAR

      
Application Number 17151889
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-19
First Publication Date 2021-08-19
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey A.
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Meyer, Eric R.
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Shannon, Gregory J.
  • Wang, Yue
  • Lachenbruch (deceased), Charles A.
  • Baker, Steven D.

Abstract

One or more radar sensors can be used to monitor patients in a variety of different environments and embodiments. In one embodiment, radar sensors can be used to monitor a patient's breathing, including monitoring of tidal volume, chest expansion distance, breathing rate, etc. In another embodiment, a patient position can be monitored in a patient bed, which can be used as feedback for control of bladders of a patient bed. Additional embodiments are described herein.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/113 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb occurring during breathing
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • A61B 5/05 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves

45.

PERSON SUPPORT SYSTEMS INCLUDING A PERSON SUPPORT SURFACE HAVING AN INTEGRATED BLOWER FOR MICROCLIMATE MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number US2021017398
Publication Number 2021/163147
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-10
Publication Date 2021-08-19
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Smith, Kathryn
  • Mok, Qinglin
  • Borgman, Darrell, L.
  • Ruschke, Jeffrey, A.
  • Franklin, Taylor
  • Wagner, Catherine, Marie
  • Volk, Timothy, Michael

Abstract

A person support system including a person support surface. The person support surface may include a blower subassembly and a surface foundation layer. The person support surface may further include a turn assist bladder layer, a working cushion layer, and a support cushion layer positioned between a first lateral side bolster and a second lateral side bolster of the surface foundation layer, a foot bladder layer positioned proximally adjacent the surface foundation layer, and a microclimate management (MCM) layer, where the blower subassembly may be configured to supply air to the MCM layer. A top encasement portion of the person support surface may be removably coupled to a bottom encasement portion of the person support surface to enclose such included components within the person support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 27/10 - Fluid mattresses with two or more independently-fillable chambers
  • A47C 27/18 - Spring, stuffed or fluid mattresses specially adapted for chairs, beds or sofas with foamed material inlays in combination with inflatable bodies
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/002 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame

46.

INCONTINENCE DETECTION PAD HAVING REDUNDANT ELECTRICAL PATHS TO AN RFID TAG

      
Application Number 17242352
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-28
First Publication Date 2021-08-12
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Severns, Ryan S.
  • Voll, James D.
  • Knittle, Brett A.
  • Monson, Gavin M.
  • Harmeyer, John V.
  • Lachenbruch (deceased), Charles A.
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Canter, Joseph T.
  • Fu, Yongji
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Wiggermann, Neal
  • Christie, John D.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Nusair, Marwan
  • Koors, Edward J.

Abstract

An absorbent article has one or more fluid filter layers to inhibit electrode traces from being exposed to low volumes of fluid to reduce the number of false positives that are indicated by an RFID tag of the incontinence detection pad. An antenna inlay has a sacrificial trace portion to permit testing for proper operation of an RFID chip electrically coupled to the antenna inlay. After testing, the sacrificial trace portion is severed. A fluid barrier layer blocks fluid from reaching portions of electrode traces that are located on a backsheet outside a periphery of an absorbent core of an incontinence detection pad. The power at which an antenna transmits to wirelessly energize a passive RFID tag of an incontinence detection pad is controlled to reduce the number of false positives indicated by the RFID tag.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 13/42 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators with wetness indicator or alarm
  • A61F 13/15 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
  • H01Q 1/22 - Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles
  • G06K 7/10 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation
  • G06K 19/07 - Record carriers with conductive marks, printed circuits or semiconductor circuit elements, e.g. credit or identity cards with integrated circuit chips
  • H01Q 21/08 - Arrays of individually energised antenna units similarly polarised and spaced apart the units being spaced along, or adjacent to, a rectilinear path
  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier

47.

BED/ROOM/PATIENT ASSOCIATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 17237104
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-04-22
First Publication Date 2021-08-05
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Dixon, Steven Alan
  • Huster, Keith A.
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Allen, James Maurice
  • Christie, John D.
  • Sing, Jack Barney
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Rajani, Umesh Jairamdas
  • Owsley, Clay Gerome
  • Heil, Thomas F.
  • Schuman, Sr., Richard Joseph
  • Wildman, Timothy D.

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation

48.

MACHINE VISION TO PREDICT CLINICAL PATIENT PARAMETERS

      
Application Number 17153073
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-20
First Publication Date 2021-07-22
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

Monitoring patients utilizing computer vision to analyze patient movements on or near a patient support apparatus such as a bed. Computer vision is employed to analyze video feed of patients to detect movements indicative of clinical parameters. Information generated by the computer vision processor can be recorded to a patient's electronic medical record. Such information can be used to make clinical assessments, diagnoses, or detect critical patient events requiring attention of caregivers. In instances where caregiver assistance is required, an alert can be communicated to one or more caregivers through a caregiver call system.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

49.

Communication console

      
Application Number 29691116
Grant Number D0925517
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-05-14
First Publication Date 2021-07-20
Grant Date 2021-07-20
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ushery, Jr., Gerald
  • Lerebours, Theophile Reginald
  • Dezelon, Kiana
  • Etchison, Patrice
  • Johnson, Nelda
  • Howell, Benjamin

50.

MONITORING A CONDITION OF A SUBJECT

      
Application Number 17194879
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-15
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Halperin, Avner
  • Gross, Yossi

Abstract

Apparatus for monitoring a clinical condition of a subject is described. A motion sensor senses motion of the subject without contacting or viewing the subject, and generates a sensed motion signal responsive to the sensed motion. A signal analyzer is adapted to analyze the motion signal to identify a cough in the subject. Other applications are also described.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

51.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR DETERMINING A CONDITION OF A PATIENT USING LC RESONATOR DATA

      
Application Number 17140545
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-04
First Publication Date 2021-07-15
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Audic, Mickael

Abstract

A flexible mat may be configured to be placed between a patient and a patient support apparatus. The flexible mat may be used for determining a condition of a patient based on LC resonator data. The flexible mat may include a set of one or more LC resonators. Each LC resonator may include a capacitor and an inductor and may be configured to oscillate at a frequency associated with a present capacitance of the capacitor. The flexible mat may also include circuitry configured to measure an oscillation frequency of at least one of the LC resonators. The circuitry may also be configured to convert the measured oscillation frequency to digital frequency data which may be indicative of the measured oscillation frequency. The circuitry may also be configured to determine, based on the frequency data, at least one of a position, a heart rate, or a respiration rate of the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

52.

SIDERAIL POWER COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

      
Application Number 17219032
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-31
First Publication Date 2021-07-15
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Herman, Fred
  • Heil, Thomas F.
  • Howell, Charles A.

Abstract

A siderail assembly for a person support apparatus comprises a siderail body, a grip portion, and a power communication device. The siderail body includes a front surface, a back surface, and a side surface extending between the front surface and the back surface. The side surface defines a perimeter of the siderail body. The grip portion includes a siderail opening through a portion of the siderail body. The grip opening has an upper grip opening portion that cooperates with the side surface to define a grip. The power communication device is configured to communicate power wirelessly to a device in communication therewith.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

53.

ASSOCIATING A PATIENT WITH A DEVICE

      
Application Number 17143478
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-07
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Noffke, Patrick J.

Abstract

This disclosure is directed towards a patient management system for associating a patient with a device based on sensed inputs. A computing device of a patient management system may receive, from a device coupled to a patient, a first signal associated with a physiological parameter, where the first signal has a first temporal component. Additionally, the patient management system may receive, from a healthcare establishment device, a second signal associated with the physiological parameter, where the second signal has a second temporal component. The patient management system may determine that the first temporal component aligns with the second temporal component. Based on this determination, the patient management system may associate the patient with the healthcare establishment device. The patient management system may output the activity score to an electronic device, such as a clinician device and/or a device associated with the patient.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G06F 3/01 - Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
  • G08B 21/02 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons

54.

INCONTINENCE DETECTION SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17195023
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-08
First Publication Date 2021-07-08
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Monson, Gavin M.
  • Williams, Jason M.
  • Seim, Douglas A.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame and arranged to support a patient thereon. A sensor is included to detect moisture on the patient and/or the patient support apparatus. The sensor produces signals indicative of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus. One or more alerts are output in response to the signals provided by the sensor to notify a caregiver of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 13/42 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators with wetness indicator or alarm

55.

HOSPITAL BED HAVING WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

      
Application Number 17199862
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-12
First Publication Date 2021-07-01
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Collins, Jr., Williams F.
  • Allen, James M.
  • Huster, Keith A.
  • Riley, Carl W.
  • Glidewell, Patricia A.
  • Vanderpohl, Iii, Irvin J.
  • Schuman, Richard J.
  • Mathura, Christopher A.

Abstract

A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or additionally, other types of equipment may be monitored by the system. Various configurations of network interface units that are coupleable to or integrated into a hospital bed are also disclosed. The system receives data from the hospital beds and/or other equipment and initiates a communication to a wireless communication device of at least one designated caregiver in response to the received data being indicative of an alarm condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • G07C 3/00 - Registering or indicating the condition or the working of machines or other apparatus, other than vehicles
  • G08B 5/22 - Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied using electromagnetic transmission
  • G08B 21/22 - Status alarms responsive to presence or absence of persons
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/40 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management of medical equipment or devices, e.g. scheduling maintenance or upgrades
  • G06F 8/65 - Updates
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61G 12/00 - Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups , e.g. trolleys for transport of medicaments or food; Prescription lists
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

56.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR INFERRING A PATIENT CONDITION USING MACHINE LEARNING

      
Application Number 17110600
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-03
First Publication Date 2021-07-01
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Fu, Yongji
  • Bhai, Aziz A.

Abstract

A machine learning compute device may include circuitry configured to obtain sensor data from a product associated with a patient. The circuitry may also be configured to obtain response variable data indicative of an actual condition of the patient associated with the sensor data. Additionally, the circuitry may be configured to train, based on the response variable data and the sensor data, an inference model to infer the actual condition of the patient from the sensor data.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

57.

OBLIQUE HINGED PANELS AND BLADDER APPARATUS FOR SLEEP DISORDERS

      
Application Number 17191884
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-04
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Soreefan, Ibne
  • Ribble, David L.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Quinn, David
  • Heil, Thomas F.

Abstract

A head elevation apparatus configured to be positioned under a mattress may include a base panel and a top panel positioned on the base panel. The top panel may include a center panel hingedly coupled to the base panel. An upper flap may be hingedly coupled to the center panel. A lower flap may be hingedly coupled to the center panel.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 20/04 - Head-, foot- or like rests for beds, sofas or the like with adjustable inclination
  • A47C 19/02 - Parts or details of bedsteads not fully covered in a single one of the following subgroups, e.g. bed rails, post rails

58.

APPARATUS FOR THE DETECTION OF MOISTURE

      
Application Number 17197391
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-03-10
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Heil, Thomas F.
  • Dixon, Steven Alan
  • Gazagnes, Laetitia
  • Lane, Ii, Timothy A.
  • Ribble, David Lance
  • Srivastava, Varad Narayan
  • Lachenbruch, Charles A.
  • Hood, Michael Scott
  • Howell, Charles A.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.

Abstract

A moisture management apparatus monitors an area for moisture events and wirelessly transmits moisture-related information to one or more notification devices. An embodiment of the moisture management apparatus includes a substrate and one or more sensors supported by the substrate. The sensor(s) emit wireless signals indicative of the moisture-related information. A sensor event communication system forwards the sensor signals to another device, such as a notification device. The sensor event communication system may monitor other types of patient events. Portions of the moisture management apparatus and/or the moisture event communication system may be embodied in a patient support apparatus, such as a bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 13/42 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators with wetness indicator or alarm
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/20 - Measuring urological functions
  • G06K 7/10 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

59.

PATIENT MANAGEMENT BASED ON SENSED ACTIVITIES

      
Application Number 17247638
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-18
First Publication Date 2021-06-24
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kumpar, Dee Anna
  • Wiggermann, Neal E.
  • Kayser, Susan A.
  • Sepehr, Reyhaneh
  • Schwencer, Karrie Ann

Abstract

This disclosure is directed towards a patient management system for selectively generating, storing, and/or sharing patient activity data. A patient management system may receive, at an activity device, patient activity data indicative of activities of a patient. The patient management system may determine a raw score for the patient based on the activity data. The patient management system may combine component scores associated with activities performed by the patient to determine the raw score. Further, the patient management system may determine that the raw score is greater than a score threshold, and generate an activity score based on determining that the raw score is greater than the score threshold. The patient management system may output the activity score to an electronic device, such as a clinician device and/or a device associated with the patient, determine trends associated with the activity score, and/or compare the activity score to a mobility protocol.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 20/30 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to physical therapies or activities, e.g. physiotherapy, acupressure or exercising
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

60.

PATIENT BED EXIT PREDICTION

      
Application Number 17110892
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-03
First Publication Date 2021-06-17
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Agdeppa, Eric D.
  • Hood, Michael Scott
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

Systems and methods for predicting patient bed exit utilize motion sensors to determine when a patient is removing covers from the patient's bed. Sensors are used to detect movement of a patient's feet, the covers, or both. The sensors could be one or more of RFID sensors (tags), infrared motion detection, video motion detection, accelerometers, and load sensors in the bed. An algorithm generated from training data obtained in controlled experiments is used to analyze the sensor information to determine when patient movements indicate that a blanket or covers are being removed by a patient in a bed. When such patient movements are detected, an alert can be issued to caregivers through a call system so that the caregiver is notified that a patient at risk for falling needs assistance in getting out of bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G06K 19/07 - Record carriers with conductive marks, printed circuits or semiconductor circuit elements, e.g. credit or identity cards with integrated circuit chips
  • G06N 20/00 - Machine learning

61.

WIRELESS BED POWER

      
Application Number 17182281
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-23
First Publication Date 2021-06-17
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Howell, Charles A.
  • Pittenger, William G.
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Koors, Edward J.
  • Dixon, Steven A.
  • Schuman, Richard J.
  • Morgan, Matthew D.
  • Gutzwiller, Laurie Lee
  • Walton, Kelly F.

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 5/00 - Near-field transmission systems, e.g. inductive loop type
  • H02J 50/40 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using two or more transmitting or receiving devices
  • H02J 50/10 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power using inductive coupling
  • H02J 50/90 - Circuit arrangements or systems for wireless supply or distribution of electric power involving detection or optimisation of position, e.g. alignment

62.

INTELLIGENT LOCATION ESTIMATION FOR ASSETS IN CLINICAL ENVIRONMENTS

      
Application Number 17111075
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-03
First Publication Date 2021-06-10
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ayers, Brandon M.
  • Davidson, Frederick C.
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Morgan, Matthew D.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Urrutia, Eugene G.

Abstract

A system identifies a first position of a tag in a clinical environment based on first times at which first receivers received a first wireless signal from the tag. The system estimates a second position of the tag in the clinical environment based on second times at which second receivers received a second wireless signal from the tag. The system determines that a boundary is located between the first position and the second position, defines a path range around the first position of the tag based on an expected movement of the tag during a time interval between the first and second wireless signals, determines that the boundary lacks a door within the path range, adjusts the second position of the tag based on the boundary map, and transmits a message indicating that the tag is located at the adjusted position at the second time.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information
  • H04W 4/33 - Services specially adapted for particular environments, situations or purposes for indoor environments, e.g. buildings
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G07C 9/00 - Individual registration on entry or exit
  • G01S 5/02 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations using radio waves
  • G01S 5/00 - Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more direction or position-line determinations; Position-fixing by co-ordinating two or more distance determinations

63.

Caregiver and staff information system

      
Application Number 17176234
Grant Number 11257588
Status In Force
Filing Date 2021-02-16
First Publication Date 2021-06-10
Grant Date 2022-02-22
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Faulks, Sherrod L.
  • Kowal, Elizabeth A.
  • Girardeau, David M.
  • Sferrazza, Bartholomew F.
  • Moulson, John
  • Bostic, Dino R.
  • Hudgins, Darren S.
  • Drufke, Adam
  • Taylor, Ronald W.
  • Davidson, Collin
  • Gunn, Jennifer A.
  • Schroder, John S.

Abstract

A mobile caregiver application is stored on mobile devices of caregivers for managing alert messages generated by a variety of equipment in a healthcare information system. The mobile caregiver application allows secure voice, text, and, optionally, video communication between caregivers using their mobile devices.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G08B 21/18 - Status alarms
  • G08B 27/00 - Alarm systems in which the alarm condition is signalled from a central station to a plurality of substations
  • H04L 67/12 - Protocols specially adapted for proprietary or special-purpose networking environments, e.g. medical networks, sensor networks, networks in vehicles or remote metering networks
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • G06Q 10/10 - Office automation, e.g. computer aided management of electronic mail or groupware; Time management, e.g. calendars, reminders, meetings or time accounting

64.

MICRO-MOVEMENT AND GESTURE DETECTION USING RADAR

      
Application Number 17102683
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-24
First Publication Date 2021-06-10
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baker, Steven D.
  • Bergstrom, Jennifer
  • Dalbert, Heinz-Hermann
  • Fisk, Brandon P.
  • Fu, Yongji
  • Hood, Michael S.
  • Lachenbruch, Charles A.
  • Lane, John A.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • O'Neal, Matthew
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Shannon, Gregory J.

Abstract

A movement detection device includes a signal transmission device configured to transmit a radar signal transmission toward a target area and to receive reflected radar signals, and a signal analysis device configured to analyze the reflected radar signals to detect a movement in the target area that is indicative of micro-shivering. In response to detecting the micro-shivering, the movement detection device generates an alarm.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/05 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves
  • G01S 7/41 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group using analysis of echo signal for target characterisation; Target signature; Target cross-section
  • G01S 13/88 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/02 - Measuring pulse, heart rate, blood pressure or blood flow; Combined pulse/heart-rate/blood pressure determination; Evaluating a cardiovascular condition not otherwise provided for, e.g. using combinations of techniques provided for in this group with electrocardiography; Heart catheters for measuring blood pressure
  • A61B 5/01 - Measuring temperature of body parts

65.

AUTOMATED MOBILITY ASSESSMENT

      
Application Number 16951486
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-18
First Publication Date 2021-05-27
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

Automatically evaluating a level of mobility of a patient using a machine-learning model and load sensors integrated into a patient support system. A machine-learning model implemented on a computing system analyzes the load sensor data to determine whether the patient has difficulty standing up. This automated analysis can replace existing mobility assessments that were previously performed by caregivers. The mobility assessment data generated by the computing system can be recorded in the patient's electronic medical record (EMR) and utilized as a factor in determining patient fall risk.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

66.

MULTI-ALERT LIGHTS FOR HOSPITAL BED

      
Application Number 17143264
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-01-07
First Publication Date 2021-05-06
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Kubicek, Keith R.
  • Christie, John D.
  • Lane, Ii, Timothy A.
  • Fisk, Brandon P.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus, such as a hospital bed, includes an alert light assembly or an alert light module having separate zones that are individually illuminated to convey information regarding respective alert conditions. The zones each have indicia related to a particular condition of the patient support apparatus. The illuminated zones are each sufficiently large so as to be seen from afar, such as on the order of ten feet or more. Alternatively or additionally, a GUI of the patient support apparatus displays alert indicia as part of a screen saver. Further alternatively or additionally, the patient support apparatus illuminates an alert light in a manner indicating an optimal time for taking a patient's vital signs.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 7/00 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
  • F21V 33/00 - Structural combinations of lighting devices with other articles, not otherwise provided for
  • A61G 7/012 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame raising or lowering of the whole mattress frame
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position

67.

Patient repositioning apparatus

      
Application Number 17034251
Grant Number 11324650
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-28
First Publication Date 2021-04-29
Grant Date 2022-05-10
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zhou, Jie
  • Wiggermann, Neal

Abstract

A patient repositioning apparatus includes a mounting frame configured to couple to an underside of a bed frame. A motor housing is rotatably coupled to the mounting frame for rotation about an axis. The motor housing carries a motor and a winch. The motor is operable to turn the winch. A strap is coupled to the winch and configured to be wound around the winch by the motor. The strap has at least one coupling mechanism configured to couple to a bed sheet.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/10 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto

68.

HOSPITAL BED HAVING TURN ASSIST PANELS

      
Application Number 17101174
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-23
First Publication Date 2021-04-22
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Heimbrock, Richard H.
  • Chiacchira, Mark
  • Mann, Nicholas A.
  • Newkirk, David C.

Abstract

A number of patient beds are disclosed. Some patient beds have siderails that are movable by a patient so that the patient can egress from the bed without interference from the siderails. Various caregiver control panels and patient control panels for controlling features and functions of a patient bed are also disclosed. For example, a cart with caregiver control inputs, including hand inputs on a graphical user interface (GUI) and foot inputs, is disclosed. Patient positioning and transfer devices are also disclosed. Various types of in-bed physical therapy devices are also disclosed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 7/053 - Aids for getting into, or out of, bed, e.g. steps or chairs
  • A61G 7/08 - Apparatus for transporting beds
  • A61G 12/00 - Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups , e.g. trolleys for transport of medicaments or food; Prescription lists
  • H02J 7/00 - Circuit arrangements for charging or depolarising batteries or for supplying loads from batteries
  • G08C 17/02 - Arrangements for transmitting signals characterised by the use of a wireless electrical link using a radio link
  • A61G 7/00 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons
  • A61G 7/005 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame tiltable around transverse horizontal axis, e.g. for Trendelenburg position
  • A61G 7/012 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame raising or lowering of the whole mattress frame
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/10 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
  • G06F 3/0484 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range

69.

PERSON SUPPORT APPARATUS HAVING EXERCISE THERAPY FEATURES

      
Application Number 17061925
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-10-02
First Publication Date 2021-04-15
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert Mark
  • Wiggermann, Neal

Abstract

A person support apparatus includes a support surface having a patient facing surface and includes a head section, a seat section, and a foot section, the head section and the foot section being rotatable with respect to the seat section. One or more actuators are provided to rotate the head section and the foot section with respect to the seat section. At least one strain gauge is provided proximate the patient facing surface of the support surface to detect a change in pressure against at least one of the head section and the foot section. A controller is configured to transmit a signal to one or more of the actuators to rotate a corresponding one of the head section or the foot section in response to receiving data from the at least one strain gauge indicating a change in pressure that exceeds a predetermined reduction in pressure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/053 - Aids for getting into, or out of, bed, e.g. steps or chairs
  • A61G 7/10 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto
  • A63B 21/00 - Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms

70.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATING EQUIPMENT IN A HEALTHCARE FACILITY

      
Application Number 17015209
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-09
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Hochworter, Ryan

Abstract

An equipment locating system includes a plurality of medical apparatuses required for patient treatment and having equipment tags. A real-time locating system is configured to determine a location of each of the plurality of medical apparatuses by receiving a signal from the equipment tags. The caregiver selects a medical apparatus from an apparatus list when the medical apparatus is acquired so that the medical apparatus is tagged as being checked out.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/40 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management of medical equipment or devices, e.g. scheduling maintenance or upgrades
  • G06Q 30/00 - Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
  • G06Q 50/28 - Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping
  • G06K 7/14 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation using light without selection of wavelength, e.g. sensing reflected white light

71.

INCONTINENCE DETECTION WITH REAL TIME LOCATION INFORMATION

      
Application Number 17027881
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-22
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Monson, Gavin M.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Ayers, Brandon M.
  • Davidson, Frederick C.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a mattress supported by the frame and arranged to support a patient thereon. A sensor is included to detect moisture on the patient and/or the patient support apparatus. The sensor produces signals indicative of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus. One or more alerts are output in response to the signals provided by the sensor to notify a caregiver of the presence of moisture on the patient support apparatus.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/20 - Measuring urological functions
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons

72.

METHOD OF ROLL-TO-ROLL DIGITAL PRINTING, CUTTING, AND PUNCHING OF MEDICAL DEVICE SURFACES

      
Application Number 17028270
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-22
First Publication Date 2021-04-01
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Knittle, Brett
  • Guajardo, Genaro
  • Franklin, Taylor
  • Evans, James

Abstract

A method for preparing a material for use as a surface of a medical device may include printing, with an ink jet printer and using ink that is curable with ultraviolet light, content onto a surface of material that includes woven ticking fabric laminated with polyurethane. The method may also include curing the ink with the ultraviolet light. The method may also include cutting a section of the material in registration to the content printed on the surface for use in a medical device.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B41J 3/01 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for special character, e.g. for Chinese characters or barcodes
  • C09D 11/30 - Inkjet printing inks
  • B41M 7/00 - After-treatment of printed works, e.g. heating, irradiating
  • B41J 11/00 - Devices or arrangements for supporting or handling copy material in sheet or web form
  • B41M 5/00 - Duplicating or marking methods; Sheet materials for use therein
  • B41J 3/407 - Typewriters or selective printing or marking mechanisms characterised by the purpose for which they are constructed for marking on special material
  • D06P 5/30 - Ink jet printing

73.

WIRELESS BED AND SURFACE LOCATING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 17113201
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-12-07
First Publication Date 2021-03-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Mcneely, Craig A.
  • Riley, Carl W.
  • Huster, Keith A.
  • Vanderpohl, Iii, Irvin J.
  • Glidewell, Patricia A.
  • Ferguson, David C.
  • Zhao, Simeon
  • Bhatia, Daleep

Abstract

Systems, methods, beds, supports surfaces and machine readable medium for associating beds and support surface of a healthcare facility are disclosed. A surface association system for a healthcare facility may comprise a plurality of beds. The system may further comprise a computing device and a plurality of support surfaces to be placed upon beds of the plurality of beds. The computing device may associate a support surface of the plurality of support surfaces with a bed of the plurality of beds. The computing device may make the association based upon status data received from the plurality of beds and the plurality of support surfaces. The support surface and/or bed to be associated may initiate a surface association request. The computing device, in response to the surface association request, may request performance of one or more actions on the bed and/or support surface to be associated to identify the bed and/or support surface from the beds and support surfaces of the healthcare facility.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • A61G 12/00 - Accommodation for nursing, e.g. in hospitals, not covered by groups , e.g. trolleys for transport of medicaments or food; Prescription lists
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation

74.

ABSORBANT LIQUID MEASUREMENT ARTICLE

      
Application Number 17010142
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-02
First Publication Date 2021-03-18
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Comparone, Nicholas
  • Koors, Edward

Abstract

A liquid measurement article includes an absorbent wicking layer and a marking cluster having at least one mark whose location on the article is calibrated to correspond to a particular quantity of liquid having been deposited on the article at a liquid receiving site thereof and having wicked toward the mark. A label associated with at least one of the marks indicates the particular quantity.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61F 13/42 - Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators with wetness indicator or alarm
  • G01N 33/493 - Physical analysis of biological material of liquid biological material urine

75.

PERSONALIZED VITAL SIGN MONITORS

      
Application Number 17018859
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-11
First Publication Date 2021-03-18
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Kayser, Susan A.
  • De Bie, Johannes
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey Ann
  • Sepehr, Reyhaneh
  • Noffke, Patrick J.
  • Meyerson, Craig M.

Abstract

Systems, methods, and devices relate to monitoring biological conditions (e.g., vital signs) using patient-specific ranges. An example method includes receiving, from a sensor, first measurements of a vital sign of an individual determined automatically during a first time period and determining a baseline of the vital sign based on the first measurements by averaging the first measurements. A threshold of the vital sign can be a predetermined percentage of the baseline. Second measurements of the vital sign can be received from the sensor. In response to determining that at least one of the second measurements is outside of the range, an alarm may be triggered.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/021 - Measuring pressure in heart or blood vessels
  • A61B 5/145 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • A61B 5/01 - Measuring temperature of body parts
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb

76.

ULTRA-WIDEBAND LOCATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

      
Application Number 16944926
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-31
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Receveur, Timothy J.
  • Davidson, Frederick Collin
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Agdeppa, Eric D.
  • Baker, Steven D.
  • Smith, Bradley T.
  • Wells, Pamela
  • Hassey, Laura A.
  • Dezelon, Kiana M.
  • Myers, Thomas A.
  • Robinson, Andrew S.
  • Srivastava, Varad N.
  • Seim, Douglas A.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Gunn, Jennifer A.
  • Schroder, John S.
  • Smith, Brandon
  • Hawthorne, Tanya M.
  • Kowal, Elizabeth A.

Abstract

High-accuracy locating systems and methods are used for determining successful caregiver rounding, monitoring whether housekeepers have properly cleaned patient beds, or determining whether patients have ambulated sufficient distances during recovery. Patient beds having at least two locating tags are used for establishing patient care zones around the patient beds. Locating anchors and equipment tags are moved around a patient room to determine optimum locating anchor placement within the patient room based on signal quality values. A locating tag on a patient bed switches roles to operate as a locating anchor in response to the patient bed becoming stationary. A locating tag has a digital compass which is used to determine a field of good ranging relative to a front of a caregiver wearing the locating tag.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G06K 7/10 - Methods or arrangements for sensing record carriers by corpuscular radiation
  • H04B 17/318 - Received signal strength
  • H04W 4/029 - Location-based management or tracking services

77.

SEPSIS MONITORING SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16999315
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-21
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chung, Chiew Yuan
  • De Bie, Johannes
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey A.
  • Kayser, Susan
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Noffke, Patrick James
  • Sepehr, Reyhaneh
  • Shi, Yuan
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

A sepsis monitoring system determines an initial sepsis risk assessment score, and automatically and continuously updates the sepsis risk assessment score using a sepsis risk assessment model that receives vital signs data, electronic medical records data, and admissions data to continuously update the sepsis risk assessment score. The system determines whether the patient is likely to develop sepsis based on the updated sepsis risk assessment score, and in response to determining that the patient is likely to develop sepsis, generates a notification to drive an early intervention by one or more caregivers.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 50/20 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for computer-aided diagnosis, e.g. based on medical expert systems
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 50/50 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for simulation or modelling of medical disorders
  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/1455 - Measuring characteristics of blood in vivo, e.g. gas concentration, pH-value using optical sensors, e.g. spectral photometrical oximeters

78.

PATIENT MANAGEMENT BASED ON SENSED INPUTS

      
Application Number 17005935
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-28
First Publication Date 2021-03-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Jensen, Eric P
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey Ann
  • Chahal, Jotpreet
  • Emmons, Kirsten
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

This disclosure is directed towards a patient management system for selectively storing and/or sharing patient data. A wearable device may sense a condition associated with the wearer of the wearable device, and store values based on the condition for a period of time. The wearable device may determine that the wearable device is within range of another device, such that the wearable device can communicate with the other device, and output the values to the other device. Additionally, a computing device of the patient management system may receive, from a wearable device, first data associated with a condition of a wearer of the wearable device. The computing device may also receive second data associated with the condition from a sensing device. The computing device may determine a context of the wearer based on comparing the first and second data, and control output of an alert based on the context.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/65 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records stored on portable record carriers, e.g. on smartcards, RFID tags or CD
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 20/10 - ICT specially adapted for therapies or health-improving plans, e.g. for handling prescriptions, for steering therapy or for monitoring patient compliance relating to drugs or medications, e.g. for ensuring correct administration to patients
  • H04W 4/02 - Services making use of location information

79.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR EFFICIENTLY TRACKING THE LOCATION OF A PATIENT BED

      
Application Number 16992802
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-08-13
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Ojha, Unnati

Abstract

A patient bed may include a tag reader that may be connected to antennas on opposite sides of the patient bed. The patient bed may also include circuitry configured to produce, with the tag reader and the antennas, an interrogation signal from the opposite sides of the patient bed, to cause a location tag that may be mounted to a doorway of a room to produce a response signal. The circuitry may also be configured to receive, with the tag reader and with one of the antennas, the response signal from the location tag. Additionally, the circuitry may be configured to determine, as a function of room data in the response signal, a present location of the patient bed.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms

80.

Historical identification and accuracy compensation for problem areas in a locating system

      
Application Number 17091046
Grant Number 11152111
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-11-06
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Grant Date 2021-10-19
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Pipher, Britten J.
  • Mudge, Kenzi L.
  • Embree, Stephen R.
  • Ayers, Brandon M.

Abstract

A caregiver location system includes a computer configured to track a location of a caregiver in a healthcare facility. A caregiver identification (ID) tag is worn by a caregiver and has a tag transmitter configured to communicate with a plurality of receivers. The plurality of receivers and the computer cooperate to form a locating system that is operable to determine a location of the caregiver ID tag. The computer collects data over time related to a caregiver location within the healthcare facility and determines a problem area within the healthcare facility where a determined caregiver location is inaccurate.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G06K 19/077 - Constructional details, e.g. mounting of circuits in the carrier
  • A61B 90/98 - Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags using electromagnetic means, e.g. transponders

81.

ROTARY PLATE VALVE HAVING SEAL ANTI-HERNIATION STRUCTURE

      
Application Number 17092455
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-09
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Ye, Chau Chong
  • Wang, Yue
  • Barilea, Deny D.
  • Williams, Joshua A.
  • Venkataraya, Suresha
  • Ramesh, Amodh Gundlur
  • Wagner, Catherine
  • Hoksbergen, Michael
  • Lacy, Graham K.

Abstract

A mattress overlay apparatus is provided for use with a mattress. The mattress overlay apparatus includes an overlay configured for placement atop the mattress and having a plurality of inflatable bladders, a blower, and first and second rotary plate valves pneumatically coupled to the plurality of bladders and the blower. The first and second rotary plate valves are arranged in series between the plurality of bladders and the blower. The first and second rotary plate valves and the blower are operated to provide the overlay with percussion and vibration (P&V), left and right turn assist, and microclimate management (MCM) functionality.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A47C 27/10 - Fluid mattresses with two or more independently-fillable chambers
  • A47C 21/00 - Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor

82.

HOSPITAL BED HAVING ROUNDING CHECKLIST

      
Application Number 17092462
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-11-09
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Huster, Keith A.
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Kendall, Brian J.
  • Pittenger, William G.
  • Flint, Stephen C.
  • Zerhusen, Robert M.
  • Crane, Matt W.
  • Allen, James M.

Abstract

A patient support apparatus, such as a hospital bed, communicates with an electronic medical record (EMR) system in healthcare facility. The hospital bed includes a patient support structure to support a patient, a graphical user interface coupled to the patient support structure, and control circuitry coupled to the graphical user interface. The graphical user interface displays at least one input that may be used by a caregiver to chart data into an electronic medical record (EMR) of a patient supported by the patient support structure.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61G 7/012 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame raising or lowering of the whole mattress frame
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • A61G 7/00 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons

83.

DATA CAPTURE FROM DISPARATE MEDICAL DEVICES

      
Application Number 16946866
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-09
First Publication Date 2021-02-25
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chahal, Jotpreet
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey A.
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

A gateway device for connecting a medical device to an electronic medical record can include: a wireless radio to connect with a medical device positioned within a location of a patient; a processor; and memory encoding instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the gateway device to: allow a caregiver to select the medical device for connection; identify a type of the medical device; associate the medical device with the patient; facilitate delivery of medical data from the medical device to the electronic medical record associated with the patient using the wireless radio; present a plurality of algorithms for configuring the medical device to the caregiver for selection; and present a plurality of data visualizations for visualizing the medical data captured by the medical device to the caregiver for selection.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation

84.

XTEND

      
Serial Number 90542489
Status Pending
Filing Date 2021-02-23
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. ()
NICE Classes  ? 20 - Furniture and decorative products

Goods & Services

Mattresses, mattress overlays, surfaces, toppers and frames, all sold as components of hospital beds; Mattresses, mattress overlays, surfaces, toppers and frames, all sold as components of Bariatric hospital beds

85.

AUTOMATED ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION ASSESSMENT

      
Application Number 16935678
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-22
First Publication Date 2021-02-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Lightcap, Kristen Keaton
  • Receveur, Timothy
  • Riordan, Matthew Mccormick
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

A system for automatically assessing orthostatic hypotension for a patient supported on a patient support apparatus. The system receives position data identifying a first position of a patient supported on a patient support apparatus, and after a delay, receives vital signs data of the patient. The system receives position data identifying a second position of the patient supported on the patient support apparatus, and after a delay, receives vital signs data of the patient. The system determines an orthostatic hypotension assessment based on a difference in the vital signs data between the first and second positions. Based on the orthostatic hypotension assessment, the system modifies one or more conditions on the patient support apparatus to mitigate a risk for patient fall.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/0402 - Electrocardiography, i.e. ECG

86.

HEAD EXTENSION AND TRANSPORT HANDLE SYSTEM

      
Application Number 16936584
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-23
First Publication Date 2021-02-04
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Buccieri, Michael
  • Zerhusen, Robert Mark
  • Heimbrock, Richard Henry

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a base frame and an upper frame configured to support a mattress. The upper frame has a head portion including a recessed edge. Lift arms are coupled to the upper frame and configured to adjust a position of the upper frame. A first handle is coupled to the head portion on a first side of the recessed edge. A second handle is coupled to the head portion on a second side of the recessed edge. The first and second handles are configured to pivot inboard and toward one another to a lowered position extending over the upper frame adjacent to the recessed edge. An intravenous pole is pivotally coupled to the head portion and is adjustable between a deployed position and a stowed position. The intravenous pole extends along a rear wall of the recessed edge over the upper frame when in the stowed position.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • G05G 1/06 - Controlling members for hand-actuation by pivoting movement, e.g. levers - Details of their grip parts

87.

User module for a patient support apparatus

      
Application Number 17071189
Grant Number 11273088
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-10-15
First Publication Date 2021-01-28
Grant Date 2022-03-15
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Newkirk, David C.
  • Riley, Carl William
  • Walke, James L.
  • Wiggins, Brian T.
  • Wilker, Jack B.
  • Zerhusen, Robert Mark

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.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A47C 21/08 - Devices for prevention against falling-out, e.g. detachable side walls

88.

HYBRID AIR AND FOAM MATTRESS WITH DETACHABLE AIR UNIT

      
Application Number 16911456
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-21
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Yvernault, Etienne
  • Thepaut, Anthony
  • Le Naour, Pierre-Yves
  • Gautier, Herve

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a seat section, a head section rotatably coupled to the seat section, and a leg section rotatably coupled to the seat section to form a support surface for a patient. The support surface has a back area where the patient's back is positioned when the patient is positioned on the support surface, a leg area where the patient's legs are positioned when the patient is positioned on the support surface, and a foot area where the patient's legs are positioned when the patient is positioned on the support surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms

89.

PNEUMATIC SYSTEM BLOCKAGE DETECTION

      
Application Number 16926958
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-13
First Publication Date 2021-01-21
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fisk, Brandon
  • Ramegowda, Jnanesha
  • Shannon, Gregory John
  • Sauser, Frank
  • Churilla, Michael

Abstract

A patient support apparatus pneumatic system may include a mattress defining an interior and a pneumatic enclosure in fluid communication with the interior and comprising an inlet and an outlet. A blower may be in fluid communication with the interior and the pneumatic enclosure. A pressure sensor may be configured to detect a pressure at the outlet. A controller may be configured to monitor a speed of the blower and the pressure at the outlet for detecting at least one of an intake blockage condition and an exhaust blockage condition.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A47C 21/04 - Devices for ventilating, cooling or heating
  • A47C 21/00 - Attachments for beds, e.g. sheet holders, bed-cover holders; Ventilating, cooling or heating means in connection with bedsteads or mattresses

90.

PERSONALIZED BASELINES, VISUALIZATIONS, AND HANDOFFS

      
Application Number 16922450
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-07
First Publication Date 2021-01-21
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chahal, Jotpreet
  • Coles, Kathryn M.
  • Emmons, Kirsten M.
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey A.
  • Meyerson, Craig M.
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

A system for determining personalized baselines for use across multiple locations and by multiple caregivers. The system aggregates physiological parameters measured at a first location, determines a personalized baseline based on the aggregated physiological parameters, and generates a user interface that compares physiological parameters measured at a second location to the personalized baseline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation

91.

SECURITY LATCH FOR USER INTERFACE HOUSING

      
Application Number 16923341
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-08
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Zerhusen, Robert Mark
  • Moenter, Jonathan Keith

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a frame having a head end and a foot end. A support arm is operably coupled to the head end of the frame. A cord is coupled to the support arm. A user interface housing is operably coupled to the cord and configured to retain a user interface. The user interface housing includes a locking body coupled to a body of the user interface housing and has a flange configured to engage an edge of the user interface. A latch mechanism includes a flexible body coupled to a rear side of the locking body. The latch mechanism is configured to selectively secure the locking body in a position. A shelf is coupled to a lower portion of the body of the user interface housing. The shelf has stoppers operably coupled to the shelf. The stoppers are adjustable along a horizontal plane to define different widths.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • F16M 13/02 - Other supports for positioning apparatus or articles; Means for steadying hand-held apparatus or articles for supporting on, or attaching to, an object, e.g. tree, gate, window-frame, cycle

92.

Patient support system control using radar

      
Application Number 17032275
Grant Number 11253411
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-09-25
First Publication Date 2021-01-14
Grant Date 2022-02-22
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Sauser, Frank E.
  • Baker, Steven D.

Abstract

A patient immersion sensor includes a radio detection and ranging (RADAR) apparatus to determine a time of flight (TOF) of a RADAR pulse and a reflected signal that is reflected by a patient or by a portion of a patient support surface supporting the patient. The TOF is indicative of an immersion depth or a distance toward bottoming out of a patient supported on the patient support surface, such as a mattress or a pad. The RADAR apparatus emits pulses of very short duration so as to be able to detect objects, such as a patient or a portion of a mattress or pad, at very close distances. The RADAR apparatus may use time-of-flight (TOF) between transmission of the pulse and receipt of a reflected signal to determine a distance toward bottoming out by the patient, thereby to determine if the patient is properly immersed into the patient support surface. Adjustments to inflation or deflation of one or more bladders are made to achieve a desired immersion amount within a tolerance range between upper and lower TOF thresholds.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • H01Q 9/27 - Spiral antennas
  • G01S 13/58 - Velocity or trajectory determination systems; Sense-of-movement determination systems
  • A61B 5/0507 - Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnosis by means of electric currents or magnetic fields; Measuring using microwaves or radio waves using microwaves or terahertz waves
  • G01S 7/03 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of HF subsystems specially adapted therefor, e.g. common to transmitter and receiver
  • H01Q 1/22 - Supports; Mounting means by structural association with other equipment or articles
  • A47C 27/08 - Fluid mattresses
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • G01S 13/02 - Systems using reflection of radio waves, e.g. primary radar systems; Analogous systems
  • G01S 7/35 - RADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES - Details of systems according to groups , , of systems according to group - Details of non-pulse systems
  • A61B 5/024 - Measuring pulse rate or heart rate
  • A61B 5/08 - Measuring devices for evaluating the respiratory organs
  • G01B 7/02 - Measuring arrangements characterised by the use of electric or magnetic means for measuring length, width, or thickness
  • G01S 13/88 - Radar or analogous systems, specially adapted for specific applications

93.

ASSESSING SEPSIS RISK BASED ON DWELL TIMES OF INVASIVE DEVICES

      
Application Number 16917561
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-30
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey Ann
  • Kooiker, Heather Dawn

Abstract

Various methods, systems, and devices relate to identifying a sepsis risk of an individual based on a dwell time of an invasive device in the individual. An example method includes receiving, from multiple transceivers, location data indicating first signals transmitted between the multiple transceivers and a tag attached to the invasive device. A location of the invasive device can be identified based on the location data. The dwell time can be determined based on the location. In certain examples, a second signal indicating the sepsis risk can be generated.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 34/00 - Computer-aided surgery; Manipulators or robots specially adapted for use in surgery
  • A61B 90/98 - Identification means for patients or instruments, e.g. tags using electromagnetic means, e.g. transponders
  • G06Q 10/06 - Resources, workflows, human or project management, e.g. organising, planning, scheduling or allocating time, human or machine resources; Enterprise planning; Organisational models
  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation

94.

VITAL SIGN MONITORS FOR INPATIENT MEDICINE WARDS

      
Application Number 16918904
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-07-01
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • De Bie, Johannes
  • Shi, Yuan

Abstract

Systems and methods for vital sign monitors are disclosed herein. In some cases, a warning score is calculated based on first measurements of a first biological condition and second measurements of a second biological condition. In particular cases, the first measurements and the second measurements are automatically measured during the same time period. The warning score may be calculated based on an average of the first measurements and an average of the second measurements. Based on determining that the warning score is outside of a predetermined range, a clinical device may output an alert.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition

95.

MATTRESS BLADDER CONTROL USING A BLEED VALVE

      
Application Number 17024858
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-09-18
First Publication Date 2021-01-07
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Meyer, Eric R.
  • Borgman, Darrell
  • Receveur, Timothy Joseph
  • Branson, Gregory W.
  • Richards, Sandy Mark
  • Boyd, Howard J.
  • Hornbach, David W.
  • Zerhusen, Robert Mark
  • Allen, James Maurice
  • Fearing, Jennifer
  • Chiacchira, Mark S.
  • Turner, Jonathan D.
  • Lanning, Mark
  • Bhai, Aziz A.

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to patient support systems, such as hospital beds, and particularly to reconfigurable patient support systems movable among a number of different positions. The present disclosure further relates to control algorithms and interfaces for use in patient support systems.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61G 7/16 - Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons, e.g. special adaptations of hoists thereto converting a lying surface into a chair
  • A61G 7/018 - Control or drive mechanisms
  • A61G 7/015 - Beds specially adapted for nursing; Devices for lifting patients or disabled persons having adjustable mattress frame divided into different adjustable sections, e.g. for Gatch position
  • A61G 7/057 - Arrangements for preventing bed-sores or for supporting patients with burns, e.g. mattresses specially adapted therefor
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds

96.

POSITIONABLE PROJECTIONS FOR A PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16907645
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-22
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor Heimbrock, Richard Henry

Abstract

A patient support apparatus includes a support frame. A projection housing may be rotatably coupled with the support frame. The projection housing may include a body defining an aperture. A light source is configured to emit a beam of light. A projector may be configured to direct the beam of light through the aperture in the body and onto a surface.

IPC Classes  ?

  • F21V 11/08 - Screens not covered by groups , ,  or   using diaphragms containing one or more apertures
  • A61G 7/05 - Parts, details or accessories of beds
  • A61G 1/04 - Parts, details or accessories, e.g. head-, foot-, or like rests specially adapted for stretchers
  • F21V 14/08 - Controlling the distribution of the light emitted by adjustment of elements by movement of screens

97.

FALL REPORTING

      
Application Number 16911486
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-25
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chung, Chiew Yuan
  • Fitzgibbons, Stacey A.
  • Lightcap, Kristen Keaton
  • Riordan, Matthew Mccormick
  • Shi, Yuan
  • Urrutia, Eugene
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

A fall reporting system gathers, extracts, and compiles data from multiple electronic sources to generate reports regarding patient falls. Individual patient investigation reports are automatically generated when a device detects a patient fall. Additionally, the system can aggregate data from multiple patients to provide facility investigation reports for a unit, department, or entire healthcare facility. Reports can be customized to filter and visualize falls-related data. The system can be cloud based or part of a local area network. The system accessible via a webportal that provides a single sign-on configuration application.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 15/00 - ICT specially adapted for medical reports, e.g. generation or transmission thereof
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/67 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for remote operation
  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • G16H 50/70 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for mining of medical data, e.g. analysing previous cases of other patients
  • H04L 29/06 - Communication control; Communication processing characterised by a protocol
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/0205 - Simultaneously evaluating both cardiovascular conditions and different types of body conditions, e.g. heart and respiratory condition
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • H04L 29/08 - Transmission control procedure, e.g. data link level control procedure

98.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPLETING ACCEPTED ALERTS

      
Application Number 16908314
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-22
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Frye, Katherine
  • Kowal, Elizabeth A.
  • Moulson, John
  • Wolf, Joseph D.
  • Van Ark, Jonathan M.
  • Morgan, Matthew D.
  • Nassar, Karim

Abstract

A system including an alert owner system and an alert communicator system. The alert owner system may include executable instructions to: generate an alert message by defining at least one acceptable message type attribute acceptable in a type attribute field for alert status update messages. The alert communicator system may include executable instructions to: receive an input after receipt of the alert message, the input including one of a first input or a second input, and wherein: after receiving the first input, present the alert message in an alert list on a GUI, and after receiving the second input: open an audio link to a device at a location associated with the alert message, and generate at least one alert status update message by inserting a message type attribute of the at least one acceptable message type attribute in the type attribute field of each respective alert status update message.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 40/63 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the operation of medical equipment or devices for local operation
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G08B 27/00 - Alarm systems in which the alarm condition is signalled from a central station to a plurality of substations
  • G16H 80/00 - ICT specially adapted for facilitating communication between medical practitioners or patients, e.g. for collaborative diagnosis, therapy or health monitoring
  • G06F 3/16 - Sound input; Sound output
  • G06F 3/0481 - Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] based on specific properties of the displayed interaction object or a metaphor-based environment, e.g. interaction with desktop elements like windows or icons, or assisted by a cursor's changing behaviour or appearance
  • H04M 7/00 - Arrangements for interconnection between switching centres

99.

FALLS RISK MANAGEMENT

      
Application Number 16911498
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-25
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Chung, Chiew Yuan
  • Emmons, Kirsten
  • Riordan, Matthew Mccormick
  • Browne, Karrie
  • Shi, Yuan
  • Urrutia, Eugene
  • Zapfe, Lori Ann

Abstract

Automatically gathering and processing data relating to risk of patient falls. The data is analyzed to determine a level of risk each patient has for falling. Patient risk for falls is stratified and protocols are implemented to mitigate that risk. The system communicates instructions and alerts to caregivers to complete tasks or provide aid to patients. Updates to patient medical information and updates to best practices in fall risk management result in updates to patient risk stratifications. In turn, tasks and alerts are updated to reflect updates to patient risk stratifications.

IPC Classes  ?

  • G16H 50/30 - ICT specially adapted for medical diagnosis, medical simulation or medical data mining; ICT specially adapted for detecting, monitoring or modelling epidemics or pandemics for individual health risk assessment
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • G16H 10/60 - ICT specially adapted for the handling or processing of patient-related medical or healthcare data for patient-specific data, e.g. for electronic patient records
  • G16H 40/20 - ICT specially adapted for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities; ICT specially adapted for the management or operation of medical equipment or devices for the management or administration of healthcare resources or facilities, e.g. managing hospital staff or surgery rooms
  • G08B 21/04 - Alarms for ensuring the safety of persons responsive to non-activity, e.g. of elderly persons
  • G08B 25/00 - Alarm systems in which the location of the alarm condition is signalled to a central station, e.g. fire or police telegraphic systems

100.

EXIT MONITORING SYSTEM FOR PATIENT SUPPORT APPARATUS

      
Application Number 16913158
Status Pending
Filing Date 2020-06-26
First Publication Date 2020-12-31
Owner Hill-Rom Services, Inc. (USA)
Inventor
  • Bhai, Aziz
  • Tallent, Dan R.
  • Urrutia, Eugene

Abstract

An exit prediction system receives movement data, divides the movement data into segments of time, extracts features from each segment of time, and determines a pattern of movement from the extracted features. A patient exit from a patient support apparatus is predicted based on the determined pattern of movement.

IPC Classes  ?

  • A61B 5/11 - Measuring movement of the entire body or parts thereof, e.g. head or hand tremor or mobility of a limb
  • A61B 5/00 - Measuring for diagnostic purposes ; Identification of persons
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