Patents Assigned to Gary Tyra
  • Patent number: 5740571
    Abstract: A bed having a support apparatus for supporting the feet of an individual residing in the bed having a frame and a mattress carried thereon, the support apparatus including a padded foot support member coupled to the frame above the mattress proximate the feet of an individual residing in the bed, the support apparatus operative for allowing the individual to bear his or her feet against the padded foot support member to aid the patient in repositioning his or her body, of for allowing the patient to exercise his or her feet for inhibiting the shortening of the Achilles tendon as a result of prolonged confinement to the bed, and for further inhibiting physiologically adverse effects resulting from such prolonged confinement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignees: Fern Tyra, Gary Tyra
    Inventor: Dorsey Raymond Tyra