Patents Examined by Frederick Conley
  • Patent number: 9877884
    Abstract: The patient transfer acts as a combined sling and bed cover and includes a substantially rectangular sheet portion of a size to fit over a standard bed mattress and to which are attached a plurality of straps for coupling to a hoist. The patient transfer sheet is preferably made of a single-layered material which is breathable, strong and soft. The patient transfer sheet can act as a sling for transportation/repositioning of a patient as well as a replacement bed covering to replace conventional bed linen. The patient can thus be transported onto a bed without needing to remove the patient from the sling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Eva Berg, Anette Lindell, Emma Olsson
  • Patent number: 9867481
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a device for securing a baby to a changing pad and/or surface. The device may include an adjustable strap configured to encircle the changing pad and/or surface; and an adjustable wrap attached to the strap, the wrap configured to wrap around a torso of the baby, securing the baby in place on the changing pad and/or surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Stephanie Ann Shumway
  • Patent number: 9833082
    Abstract: A pillow dressing system includes a pillow case that has an open end. A pillow is provided and the pillow is selectively positioned within the pillow case. A panel is provided and the panel is selectively manipulated. The pillow is selectively positioned on the panel and the panel is selectively urged into the open end of the pillow case. In this way the pillow is selectively positioned within the pillow case. The panel is removed from the pillow case when the pillow is positioned within the pillow case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Loretta M. Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 9795223
    Abstract: A rear frame adapted to form an electric bed with a front frame includes a fixation rack, a thigh supporting rack pivotally connected with the fixation rack, a lower leg supporting rack pivotally connected with the thigh supporting rack, a support rack located under the lower leg supporting rack and pivotally connected with fixation rack, a front extension rack, a rear extension rack, a link, and an actuator. The front extension rack is disposed to a bottom side of the thigh supporting rack, the rear extension rack is disposed to a bottom side of the support rack, the link is pivotally connected between the front and rear extension racks, and the actuator is pivotally connected between the fixation rack and the rear extension rack in a way that the lower leg supporting rack is swingable downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Chuan-Hang Shih
  • Patent number: 9782024
    Abstract: A bed covering system for inhibiting a bed from being disturbed when the bed is not used for sleeping includes a bed that may be slept upon and a plurality of pillows that are each selectively positioned on the bed. A cover is selectively positioned over the bed to inhibit debris from contacting the bed. The cover includes a flap that is positioned to cover the pillows when the cover is positioned over the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Sheryl Hoger
  • Patent number: 9743780
    Abstract: An infant enclosure is provided. The infant enclosure includes a base and a sidewall. Each of the base and the sidewall are made of a compressible padded material. The sidewall extends vertically from the base, forming an oval shape. The sidewall includes a first connector attached a first side of an inner surface of the sidewall and a second connector attached to an opposing second side of an inner surface of the sidewall. The infant enclosure further includes a foot insert. The foot insert includes an elongated body made of the compressible padded material. The foot insert is releasably secured within the sidewall. The foot insert applies a small amount of pressure against the infant, simulating the infant being within a womb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Mumbelli Group LLC
    Inventor: Lizzette F. Mohr
  • Patent number: 9730524
    Abstract: In one example, this disclosure describes an adjustable bed system that includes first and second adjustable foundations, at least one first motor to adjust the first adjustable foundation, at least one second motor to adjust the second adjustable foundation, a configurable device having a first state and a second state, and a central controller in communication with the device, the controller configured to receive an input representing one of the first state and the second state, the controller including a processor configured to control the at least one first motor and the at least one second motor based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Select Comfort Corporation
    Inventors: Yi-ching Chen, John McGuire, Stacy Stusynski
  • Patent number: 9713389
    Abstract: A bedhead and a collapsible bed frame with the bedhead are provided. The bedhead includes at least two unitary frames. Each unitary frame has at least one storage room at a back thereof. After the collapsible bed frame is disassembled, it can be accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead. For transportation, the parts of the bed frame are accommodated in the storage room of the bedhead, and the unitary frames of the bedhead are folded to form a box. The volume of the bed frame and the bedhead after folded is reduced greatly to be transported and stored conveniently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 9648959
    Abstract: A single clasp leg pillow having a removably detachable extension. The single clasp leg pillow includes two bolsters, each having an outer surface and an inwardly directed terminal end, the terminal ends opposing one another to form a single leg clasp. A single thigh channel is defined by the two opposing bolsters and the leg clasp. A bridge having a bottom surface extends between the bolsters. The extension pillow includes an outer surface having a top portion arcuate in shape. The extension pillow further includes a sling configured to envelop the bridge to secure to bottom surface of the bridge to the top portion of the extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Larry Frydman
  • Patent number: 9591930
    Abstract: A cushioning support device and a method for making the same are disclosed. The device comprises a first polyurethane foam having a non-slip sheet attached on a surface of the first foam, a second polyurethane foam having a resting sheet attached on a surface of the second foam, and a compound pressure-redistributing body. The first and second polyurethane foams are arranged one over another into a stack which is welded and envelops to form at least an internal pocket along a weld line. The internal pocket houses the pressure-redistributing body, and it comprises a foam and a solid gel attached on a top surface of the foam, wherein the solid gel is securely positioned by way of melting. Dips of the gel can lodge into the small interstices of the foam material during the melting process; the gel gets into a solid state after solidification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Forsound Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Chieng Chen
  • Patent number: 9572433
    Abstract: A system for directing fluid flow in a mattress is disclosed. The mattress comprises a base support layer which is configured to spatially locate at least one insert support layer. The insert layer comprises a conduit to allow fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Rachel Williamson, Timothy J. Receveur
  • Patent number: 9538850
    Abstract: A bed frame connector is connectable between upper and lower lateral bars of a foldable bed frame. The bed frame connector includes an L-shaped plate structure that includes a straight body and an angled section extending outward from an end of the straight body. A pivot hole is formed in an end of the straight body and the angled section. The straight body includes two support blocks that project from an edge thereof intersecting the angled section. The two support blocks are positionable between and respectively abutting the upper and lower lateral bars. The present invention has a simple structure and a reduced manufacturing cost and provides secure support and smooth foldability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 9526346
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an adjustable bed with a deck-on-deck appearance. A concealing assembly is attached to the center frame of an articulating bed, wherein the concealing assembly is situated below the mattress platform and conceals the base frame as the center frame moves along the base frame when the bed articulates. In other embodiments, such as for non-wall hugger beds where the center frame is stationary, a concealing assembly may still be used but will also be stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ASCION, LLC
    Inventor: Martin B. Rawls-Meehan
  • Patent number: 9463124
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a microclimate system includes a topper and an air box. The topper is configured to conduct air along a surface of the topper so that heat and moisture from a patient lying on the topper are drawn away from the surface. The air box includes a blower coupled to the topper to provide air to the topper to be conducted along the surface of the topper. The air box may also include an environmental sensor unit coupled configured to detect environmental information corresponding to the environment around the microclimate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Rachel L. Williamson, Katherine M. McDonnell
  • Patent number: 9427365
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support structure, such as a bed frame or mattress or both, that is configured to support a patient in a recumbent position. The patient support structure is configured to provide at least one therapy to a patient. A therapy enabler token is coupleable to the patient support structure. The at least one therapy is disabled when the therapy enabler token is decoupled from the patient support structure and the at least one therapy is enabled in response to the therapy enabler token being coupled to the patient support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sandy M. Richards, Stephen L. Douglas, Ruchik A. Amin, Timothy J. Receveur, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9414694
    Abstract: A child containment system has a child containment structure with a bottom and a perimeter wall surrounding the bottom. A bassinet has an infant support surface and a surrounding wall around the infant support surface. The bassinet can be mounted to the child containment structure with the infant support surface elevated above the bottom of the child containment structure. An infant support unit has a frame, a bed supported by the frame, a connector structure positioned adjacent a first end of the infant support unit, and a leg having a portion under a second end of the infant support unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 9375095
    Abstract: A child holding accessory includes a reversible resting support and at least one fixture for attaching the resting support with a rigid support frame. The reversible resting support has a first and a second bearing surface facing opposite directions, the first and second bearing surfaces respectively having different profiles, and each of the first and second regions being positionable to be upwardly facing to receive a child thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Wonderland Nurserygoods Company Limited
    Inventors: Joseph F. Fiore, Jr., Curtis M. Hartenstine, Andrew J. Horst, Zheng-Wen Guo, Nangui Bu
  • Patent number: 9351587
    Abstract: A play yard system for infants or small children. They play yard includes a frame, and the system includes at least one child support unit for mounting to the frame of the play yard. The at least one child support unit may take the form of a bassinet and/or a changing table. The play yard frame may be collapsible for storage and transport, and the child support unit may be removable from the play yard frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Burns, Chaitanya Tadipatri
  • Patent number: 9333142
    Abstract: An adjustable-position support arm for a medical table, the adjustable-position support arm comprising: a plurality of tubular elements connected to one another in series at a plurality of joints; a locking mechanism disposed at each joint so that a first portion of the locking mechanism is secured to a first tubular element of that joint and a second portion of the locking mechanism is secured to the second tubular element of that same joint, wherein the locking mechanism is normally configured in a locked condition so as to prevent rotation of the first tubular element relative to the second tubular element, and further wherein the locking mechanism may be selectively reconfigured in an unlocked condition so that the first tubular element is rotatable relative to the second tubular element; and an actuator for simultaneously reconfiguring all of the locking mechanisms from their locked condition to their unlocked condition, whereby to permit the plurality of tubular elements to be rotated about the plura
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Peter E Schuerch, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9271581
    Abstract: Implementations of the present invention comprise infant feeding pillows having a main portion and a wedge portion. The top surface of the main portion can be configured to support Si least the arm of a user and, optionally, at least a portion of the head of an infant. The wedge portion can be coupled to and extend from the first side of the main portion. The width of the wedge portion decrease from a base portion to a tip portion as the distance from the first side of the main body increases. Additionally, a top surface of the wedge portion forms an angle with the top surface of the main portion. The wedge portion is configured to rest in the lap of a user and supports at least a portion of an infant. The main portion can further comprise a first and a second shoulder extending seamlessly from the main body along the longitudinal axis thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Shuga BeBe Couture, LLC
    Inventor: Kimberly Williams