US 11,654,064 B2
Method and apparatus for indicating continence state of a patient on a bed
Scott M. Corbin, Sunman, IN (US); and Richard H. Heimbrock, Batesville, IN (US)
Assigned to Hill-Rom Services, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed by Hill-Rom Services, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed on Apr. 5, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/713,607.
Application 17/713,607 is a continuation of application No. 16/831,926, filed on Mar. 27, 2020, granted, now 11,311,436.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/833,040, filed on Apr. 12, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2022/0226177 A1, Jul. 21, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. A61G 7/02 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/20 (2006.01); A61F 13/42 (2006.01); A61G 7/05 (2006.01)
CPC A61G 7/02 (2013.01) [A61B 5/002 (2013.01); A61B 5/202 (2013.01); A61B 5/6891 (2013.01); A61B 5/7435 (2013.01); A61F 13/42 (2013.01); A61G 7/05 (2013.01); A61F 2013/422 (2013.01); A61F 2013/424 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A detection and notification system comprising a condition-responsive sensor configured to produce a signal indicative of moisture associated with a bodily fluid being present, the sensor being supported on a patient support apparatus,
an external alarm system including a first indicator located in a proximate location to the sensor and a second indicator located in a remote location out of view from the sensor, the first and second indicators displaying a first iconic representation indicative of a lack of moisture and a second iconic representation indicative of the presence of moisture, and
a controller coupled to the sensor and including a processor and a memory device storing instructions that, when executed, cause the first indicator to display selectively the first iconic representation or the second iconic representation when the condition-responsive sensor produces the signals and the second indicator to display the second iconic representation when the condition-responsive sensor produces the signals.