Patents Examined by David R Hare
  • Patent number: 11185733
    Abstract: An exercise device is provided with a first element disposed at a first side and a second element disposed at a second side. The first element includes gripping features to prevent skidding or sliding of exercise device when first element is abutting a surface. The second element includes sliding features to facilitate sliding of exercise device when second element is abutting the surface. Thus, when an exercise practitioner desires to use the exercise device to prevent movement of a particular body part against the surface, the practitioner places the first element against the surface. Conversely, when the exercise practitioner desires to use the exercise device to facilitate movement of a particular body part against the surface, the practitioner places the second element against the surface. The exercise device further includes an insert which may be removed and heated or cooled to provide heating or cooling pad/pack to a body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Heartly Strong LLC
    Inventor: Sabrina Naves
  • Patent number: 11185171
    Abstract: Vertically lapped nonwoven material is used to provide enhanced breathability and comfort in mattresses by replacing foam material in one or more of, including all of top panel quilts, layers underneath the top panel quilts, and in side blocks which surround spring supports. The vertically lapped nonwoven may provide advantages in terms of cost, manufacturing ease, robustness in mattress design, while at the same time providing the user with a much more comfortable sleeping experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Tiritona Piana US, Inc.
    Inventors: Sang-hoon Lim, Andrea Piana
  • Patent number: 11185661
    Abstract: A weighted blanket, comprising: a lower layer of blanket material; a perforated layer having a plurality of similarly shaped and sized apertures, each aperture defining a cell, the perforated layer being disposed above the lower layer; a plurality of beads distributed over the lower layer; an upper layer of blanket material disposed above the lower layer of blanket material, such that the lower level and the upper level sandwich the perforated layer and the bead. The lower layer, the upper layer, and the perforated layer are sewn together in a sewing pattern that divides the weighted blanket into a plurality of substantially equal sections, such that beads in any of the sections are prevented from crossing into any other one of the sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Richard Arland Loos
  • Patent number: 11185456
    Abstract: In a medical system including a medical imaging device and a robotic bed, the table may be movable between a first position where a maximum dimension of the robot arm not hidden under the table is less than one fourth of a longitudinal dimension of the table when the table is viewed from vertically above, and a second position where a maximum dimension of the robot arm not hidden under the table is one fourth of a longitudinal dimension of the table or more when the table is viewed from vertically above. The second position may be an imaging position or an imaging preparation position where an image is taken by the medical imaging device. The first position may be surgery position where a shortest distance between the robotic bed and a location of the medical imaging device is at least a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuichi Hiratsuka, Yoshiyuki Tamura, Tetsuya Nakanishi, Yukihiko Kitano, Yutaro Yano
  • Patent number: 11179284
    Abstract: A mover device for the body of persons with reduced mobility, suitable and configured for being positioned above an installation. The device comprises a frame and a motor-driven operating portion at least partially overhanging the installation, which comprises a plurality of support elements movable according to at least one degree of freedom and configured for at least partially supporting the weight of a person, for moving at least a respective part of the person's body with respect to the remaining parts of the body. The device also comprises at least one housing and gripping element to house and grip parts and/or joints of a body which can be engaged by a respective support element and configured for operating at least between a rest condition wherein it can engage a part of a body and a grip condition wherein it engages a part of a body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Niklaus Emanuele Stocker, Antonio Gonçalves Sampaio
  • Patent number: 11166680
    Abstract: An X-ray CT system according to one embodiment includes a top plate on which a subject is laid, a driver configured to drive the top plate in a lateral direction of the top plate, a frame provided on both sides of the top plate in the lateral direction, and a cover provided between the frame and the top plate, respectively. The top plate and the cover are arranged so that the top plate does not come in contact with the cover in a drive range of the top plate by the driver in the lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Naoto Hoshi
  • Patent number: 11160384
    Abstract: A folding bedstead and a folding bed comprising same. The folding bedstead comprises a bed surface support frame and a support leg frame. The bed surface support frame comprises intermediate connecting pieces and support units symmetrically arranged at two ends of the intermediate connecting pieces. Each support unit comprises straight connecting tubes pivoted to the intermediate connecting pieces and a U-shaped bed frame tube pivoted at outer ends of the straight connecting tubes. The bed surface support frame is a closed planar frame in an unfolded state. The leg support frame comprises an intermediate leg frame, lateral leg frames, and outer leg frames, wherein the intermediate leg frame is arranged on the intermediate connecting pieces, the lateral leg frames are arranged on the straight connecting tubes in a folding manner, and the outer leg frames are arranged on the U-shaped bed frame tubes in a folding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaohui Zhu, Xuefeng Zheng, Zhihao Zheng
  • Patent number: 11160468
    Abstract: An MRI-compatible system for supporting a patient during a medical procedure includes a frame, first and second platforms, a cooling device support, a therapeutic-applicator-positioning-system support, and a pair of leg rests. The first platform is configured to support the patient. The second platform is disposed between the foot end of the frame and the first platform. The cooling device support and the therapeutic-applicator-positioning-system support are mounted on the second platform. The cooling device support positions and releasably secures a cooling device. The therapeutic-applicator-positioning-system support releasably secures a therapeutic applicator positioning system. Each leg rest includes a leg support and a foot support. The leg rests are disposed on the frame and are configured to be slidably positioned towards the head end or towards the foot end of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Profound Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Ting Wong, Michael Wybenga
  • Patent number: 11160391
    Abstract: A child containment system or playard can include a frame and soft goods panels. The frame can include a top frame assembly and one or more legs extending down therefrom in a use configuration. The legs can be pivotable with respect to the top frame assembly to a stored configuration, where the legs are substantially parallel with portions of the top frame assembly. The playard can also include top rail soft goods attached to at least a portion of the top frame assembly. A first portion of the bassinet base can be stored in a cavity of a first portion of the top rail soft goods and a second portion of the bassinet base can be stored in another cavity of a second portion of the soft goods. The first and second base portions can be coupled together when needed and stored in the cavities when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: BABY JOGGER LLC
    Inventors: Alexis J. Schaffer, Annette C. Stella, Corey Barnes, Rachel Bennett, Nathan Christopher Causey, Harlan Seth Dannenberg, Ryan David Luecke
  • Patent number: 11160397
    Abstract: An orthopedic cushion includes a head support segment and a torso support segment. The head support segment has a width between first and second ends thereof. The torso support segment is connected to the head support segment at a middle region of the head support segment halfway between the first and second ends. The torso support segment has a width between first and second lateral edges thereof. The width of the torso support segment is less than the width of the head support segment to define a first well and a second well on either side of the torso support segment adjacent the head support segment. The first well is defined along the first lateral edge, and the second well is defined along the second lateral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Melissa Louise Zurek
  • Patent number: 11154446
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a portable chair for a disabled individual is disclosed. The portable chair includes a webbing configured to support at least a back and legs of the individual and a plurality of handles around the webbing and weaved together to support the webbing. The handles are configured for lifting the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Dana J. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11154444
    Abstract: A medical bed for automatically rolling a patient from back to either side to help avoid the pressure points causing decubitus ulcers. A footboard is provided with a pair of driving mechanisms to independently move a first carriage and a second carriage. The driving mechanisms each translate force to a corresponding unpowered third carriage and fourth carriage on the headboard. The first and third carriages are connected by a first roller shaft. The second and fourth carriages are also connected by a second roller shaft. The first roller shaft and second roller shaft are connected to opposing parallel edges of a sheet. The first and second roller shaft each independently spool the edges of the sheet. As the first roller shaft spools the sheet and the first and third carriages move carrying the first roller shaft, the patient is rolled in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Changkuan Yu
  • Patent number: 11147400
    Abstract: A roll-out disposable bedding assembly, and a bed that uses that disposable bedding assembly, includes a bedding roll comprised of disposable bi-layered bedding materials, first and second mounting bracket assemblies, and a support axle. The first and second mounting bracket assemblies and support axle secure the bedding roll to a bed. The bedding roll is comprised of rolled up, sequentially attached rectangular bedding sections, at least one of which has a bi-layered construction of an upper sheet and a lower sheet. That bedding section is attached to adjacent bedding sections along perforated edges. The upper sheet and lower sheet are removably affixed to each other along parallel perforated side edges. The bottoms of the upper sheet and lower sheet are permanently affixed together. A pillowcase is disposed between the upper and lower sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Judith A. Gorea
  • Patent number: 11147727
    Abstract: A device, for grasping a limp body, such as a paraplegic or a quadriplegic patient (19), and transferring the body to another location or moving it into a different position, comprises two pivotally connected sections (12,13), one positioned to grasp the torso portion (18), the other the pelvic one (17). The sections can be kept in line with each other or pivoted toward each other to place the patient in a seated position. Each section comprises an upper frame (14) from the opposite longitudinal edges of which extends a pair of articulated grasping members positioned to move astride the torso or pelvis of the patient. The members include series of transversal cantles which can be directed to curl inwardly toward each other and securely enwrap and grab the load. The frame and the supported patient can then be hoisted, moved and deposited into a supine or seating position. Each member includes a series of successively hinged segments tilted by pulling cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Anton K. Simson
  • Patent number: 11147401
    Abstract: A collapsible device comprises a flexible body configured to extend in length from a collapsed state to an extended state. In the extended state, the flexible body is bent to contour around a neck of a wearer to provide support to the neck. The flexible body has an internal, hollow chamber for storing objects within the flexible body in the collapsed state. When in the extended state, the volume of the hollow chamber increases. The flexible body further includes an open end for accessing the hollow chamber. The collapsible device further includes a slid configured to couple to the open end of the flexible body to seal the objects stored in the hollow chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Sergei Constantine Baranoff
  • Patent number: 11141332
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of positioning a patient. The patient is provided on a support surface, an inflatable positioning mattress disposed between the patient and the support surface. Air flow into the inflatable positioning mattress is initiated to inflate the inflatable positioning mattress. A downward force is applied on the inflatable positioning mattress proximate to a first side of the support surface. A portion of the inflatable positioning mattress proximate to a second side of the support surface is raised. At least one wedge is positioned beneath the inflatable positioning mattress. Subsequently, the patient is lowered onto the at least one wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: D.T. Davis Enterprises, Ltd.
    Inventor: David T. Davis
  • Patent number: 11141001
    Abstract: An alternative solution for pacifying an infant in his own bed or cradle is herein disclosed. The solution is based on a novel reciprocation device that has a membrane, which supports at least one being and extends along a first Cartesian dimension (Y) and a second Cartesian dimension (Z) to cover an area and has a thickness in the third Cartesian dimension (X). The reciprocation device also includes a tensioning mechanism, which is attached to the membrane and adjusts the tension of the membrane in at least either first or second Cartesian dimension (Y, Z) for repeatedly reciprocating the at least one being lying on the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FAMILINGS OY
    Inventors: Teemu Järvinen, Markus Vihottula, Riitta Sissala, Pekka Salmi, Hanna Sissala, Ismo Viitaniemi
  • Patent number: 11140992
    Abstract: A comfort aid apparatus used specifically for the top of the resting/laying area of a couch to provide a more comfortable rest for the user both physically and mentally. Two foam sheets are encased with a sustainable natural woven fiber textile. The first foam sheet is constructed of natural latex sustainably extracted from rubber trees. The second foam sheet is a natural plant coconut fiber with a bonding agent of Latex. The encased foam sheets are then covered with a removable zipper cover which is also made of a natural woven fiber textile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventor: Nancy Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11134791
    Abstract: A mattress foundation for inclusion as part of a bed, to support a mattress, such as one of the type made of foam material and usually marketed and shipped in a compressed, reduced-sized configuration. The mattress foundation is configured to be marketed and shipped to a purchaser as a set of subassemblies and parts that are contained together in a compact package and can be assembled without use of tools. The set of mattress foundation subassemblies and parts can be packed and shipped in a rectangular box made of material such as corrugated cardboard that may be flattened out and incorporated in the mattress foundation. The package in which the subassemblies and parts are contained is small enough to be carried up stairways and through passageways to a bedroom where a bed incorporating the mattress foundation is to be set up for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Get To Industries LLC
    Inventor: William B. Hutton
  • Patent number: 11123217
    Abstract: A reusable, discreet absorbent bed pad for medical use. The bed pad may include a base layer and an upper layer. The upper layer may include an aperture to receive an absorbent pad between the base layer and the upper layer such that a central portion of the absorbent pad is exposed through the aperture and an outer periphery of the absorbent pad is overlapped by the upper layer. A weighted blanket for medical use is also disclosed and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Linda L. Dastrup