Patents Examined by Fredrick Conley
  • Patent number: 9937094
    Abstract: A patient support structure includes a pair of independently height-adjustable supports, each connected to a patient support. The supports may be independently raised, lowered, rolled or tilted about a longitudinal axis, laterally shifted and angled upwardly or downwardly. Position sensors are provided to sense all of the foregoing movements. The sensors communicate data to a computer for coordinated adjustment and maintenance of the inboard ends of the patient supports in an approximated position during such movements. A longitudinal translator provides for compensation in the length of the structure when the supports are angled upwardly or downwardly. A patient trunk translator provides coordinated translational movement of the patient's upper body along the respective patient support in a caudad or cephalad direction as the patient supports are angled upwardly or downwardly for maintaining proper spinal biomechanics and avoiding undue spinal traction or compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9907715
    Abstract: An adjustable electric bed, comprising a bed frame, a plurality of mutually articulated bed boards and a driving motor for driving the bed boards to rise and fall, wherein the plurality of bed boards at least comprise a head bed board, a fixed bed board, a leg bed board and a foot bed board which are articulated successively, wherein the fixed bed board is fixed with the bed frame, the undersurface of the head bed board is fixedly provided with a head connector, wherein the driving motor at least comprises a head motor and a leg motor, two ends of the head motor are respectively articulated with the bed frame and the head connector, the undersurface of the leg bed board is fixedly provided with leg connector, two ends of the leg motor are respectively articulated with the bed frame and the leg connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Changzhou Yufeng Furniture Company Limited
    Inventors: Jie Zhou, Chulai Mao
  • Patent number: 9895003
    Abstract: Disclosed are adjustable supports, bedding support assemblies, and foldable bed frames having adjustable supports, bedding support assemblies or both. A foldable bed frame includes first and second sub-frames, first and second leg assemblies, and one or more bedding support assemblies to support a bed cloth. First and second sub-frames are pivotally connected to each other at their proximal sides. First and second leg assemblies are pivotally connected with the first and second sub-frames, respectively. A bedding support assembly includes a bedding support, and one or more linking mechanisms to pivotally connect the bedding support with a sub-frame, a leg assembly or both. The bedding support assembly folds and unfolds along with the sub-frame and the leg assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Inno-Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwan Jun Choi
  • Patent number: 9889056
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for extending the neck of a patient without manually lifting the patient. This apparatus has a gel pad assembly encapsulating an inflatable bag connected to two hoses for inflation and deflation purposes. The inflatable bag is positioned beneath the shoulders, thereby lifting the shoulders and hence extending the neck when the inflatable bag is inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: University of Dammam
    Inventor: Hassan Mohammed A. Al Bisher
  • Patent number: 9888784
    Abstract: A traveling wave air mattress apparatus includes an air mattress comprised of a array of laterally disposed, longitudinally spaced air bladder cells that are individually inflatable to quiescent pressure levels which provide comfortable support for a human body, and an air pressure-pulse generator controlled by a wave sequence generator for periodically introducing into a sequence of the air bladder cells a time sequence of air pressure pulses which vary pressures in the cells from quiescent pressures, the air pressure variations resulting in a soliton-like traveling wave of body support force variation which travels longitudinally over the surfaces of the pulsed air bladder cells, thus inhibiting formation of bedsores. The wave pattern may optionally simulate water waves and/or rocking motions of a boat to produce relaxing effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: William Lawrence Chapin
  • Patent number: 9888787
    Abstract: An electromagnetic cradle includes a track assembly, a sliding assembly, a rocking bed and a bottom frame. The track assembly includes two tracks, and an electromagnetic device mounted on one of the tracks. Each of the tracks has a first slideway and a second slideway. The sliding assembly includes two linking rods each slidably mounted between the tracks, two slides each mounted on the linking rods, a plurality of magnet sets mounted on one of the slides and aligning with the electromagnetic device, and two elastic members each biased between one of the slides and the electromagnetic device. Each of the linking rods has two first rollers each mounted in the first slideway and two second rollers mounted in the second slideway. The rocking bed is mounted above the slides. The bottom frame is mounted under the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Way-Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 9877597
    Abstract: Particular infant support or nursing pillows are disclosed, for supporting an infant in a variety of settings by providing a stable surface upon which to rest. Various embodiments include a generally crescent shaped device, including a resilient fill material surrounded by a fabric shell and having a top and a bottom surface connected by a band of uniform width extending vertically and wholly about the perimeter of the pillow. The support pillow may be combined with an accessory device to form a support pillow assembly. An attachment mechanism may be configured to attach the accessory device to the support pillow such that the accessory device is arranged to direct a perceptible effect to at least one of the first arm, the second arm, and the medial region of the support pillow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KIDS II, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Sclare, David Gilbert, Cary Costello, Daniel Corso, Alex Soriano, Joseph Staley, Katherine Buchanan
  • Patent number: 9872803
    Abstract: A transport device includes a flexible base plate which is rolled up when not in use and is spread out flat to receive a load to be transported and is raised at least at the longitudinal sides when in use. The transport device has holes for the attachment of straps or belts at least along two longitudinal edges of the base plate. Reinforcing elements each include two plates fixed to the base plate on both sides by an eyelet and two further fastening elements associated with the holes. The eyelet borders the hole for attachment of the strap or belt. The eyelet and the two further fastening elements are disposed in a triangle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kohlbrat &Bunz Gesellschaft M.B.H.
    Inventor: Haakan Rugfelt
  • Patent number: 9867485
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus of joining a duvet cover with a comforter are described including a duvet cover having two opposing interior surfaces defining an interior cavity and having an opening such that a user can access the interior cavity of the duvet cover, a comforter having two opposing exterior surfaces and operable to be inserted at least partially inside the duvet cover through the opening, and a first fastener of the comforter and a second fastener of the interior cavity of the duvet cover, wherein the first fastener and second fastener are compatible and operable to be joined, such that when joined they at least partially prevent movement of the comforter with respect to the interior cavity of the duvet cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TARAMISUE, LLC
    Inventors: Tara J. Cavosie, Susan D. Brown
  • Patent number: 9867451
    Abstract: A suspension apparatus includes a woven net portion that attaches to a motor vehicle. The woven portion is suspended between opposed structural members on the vehicle by bars extending transversely across the opposed ends of the woven portion. Bars are received in a plurality of hooks that are secured to the structural members via an adjustable strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Christian Ricardo Migliara
  • Patent number: 9867409
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a towel with a stabilizing fold for use mainly at a gym, at a pool, on a beach, and during sport activities, especially running and playing basketball. The towel, with an upper first end and a lower second end, having a front and a reverse side, comprises a stabilizing fold with a front side and a reverse side, a pocket attached to the reverse side of the stabilizing fold, a zipper attached to the front side of the stabilizing fold, a hanger having a first magnet and a second magnet, a cord connecting the first magnet and the second magnet, having a first end and a second end, and a means of attaching the stabilizing fold to the reverse side of the towel. The stabilizing fold is created by bending backwards the upper first end of the towel approximately at ? length of the towel measured from a top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Inventor: Tomasz Mróz
  • Patent number: 9867470
    Abstract: The invention relates to an actuator assembly for an adjustable seating or lying furniture item, in particular for an adjustable bed or an adjustable comfortable armchair, comprising a spindle that can be activated by means of a drive for causing axial rotation, which is mounted in a stationary manner. The actuator assembly also comprises a sliding block mechanically coupled with the spindle, the sliding block can be moved parallel in relation to a longitudinal axis of the spindle when said spindle is activated. The actuator assembly also comprises a coupling element mounted in a manner allowing it to be moved in relation to the spindle with a first slotted guide, in which the sliding block is at least partially guided in such a way that the coupling element is shifted when the spindle is activated, in order to move a segment of the adjustable seating or lying furniture item that can be mechanically coupled with the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs GmbH
    Inventors: Walter Koch, Daniel Kollreider, Haymo Niederkofler
  • Patent number: 9861209
    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 can have a frame, a bed supported by the frame, and legs that extend from one end of the infant support unit to the distal second end. The infant support unit is configured for use in a first operational mode in which the infant support unit at least partially positioned within the child containment structure with the bed overlying the bassinet's infant support surface, and with a portion of the legs contacting the bassinet's infant support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: John (Jason) C. Arnold, IV, Brandon Burkholder, Annette Stella, Matthew Rivera
  • Patent number: 9854916
    Abstract: A foldable sofa-bed includes: a base with an internal cavity and a rear member; a foldable bed that includes separate and distinct head, intermediate and seat sections, each with a respective cushion, wherein in a folded position, the intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed and positioned in vertically stacked relationship, with the intermediate and seat cushions facing generally upwardly, and the head section is generally vertically disposed and positioned adjacent the rear wall of the base, and in an unfolded position, the head, intermediate and seat sections are generally horizontally disposed in serial alignment; and a bed folding mechanism that is attached to the base and the head, intermediate and seat sections that controls the movement of the bed between the folded and unfolded positions. In moving from the folded to the unfolded position, the intermediate section maintains generally the same orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Ultra-Mek, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus L. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9854918
    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: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 9850924
    Abstract: An adapter device for detachably fastening instruments and equipment to a side rail of an operating table includes a clamping device by means of which the adapter device can be clamped to the side rail of the operating table, a longitudinal profile onto which the instruments and equipment can be detachably fastened, and a joint having at least one pivot axis formed between the clamping device and the longitudinal profile so that the longitudinal profile is pivotable relative to the clamping device about the pivot axis of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Robert Vogtherr, Thomas Beck, Pedro Morales
  • Patent number: 9844284
    Abstract: A multi-position adjustable pillow intended to support a user's head, neck, shoulders, lower back, legs, and/or knees is provided. The pillow may include a cover sized to fit around a plurality of support pieces, including a top support piece and one or more removable bottom support pieces. The cover includes an aperture adapted to allow at least a bottom support piece to be inserted or removed. The aperture may be securable by a zipper or other fastening means. The support pieces may be made of a soft material, such as foam. The bottom support pieces may be made of a material that is of greater density and of lower firmness than the top support piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventors: Jin Chon, Kevin Chon
  • Patent number: 9839567
    Abstract: Mobility device for physically disabled people 1, comprising a chassis 10 with at least one motor for maneuvering the entire mobility device 1; a pivot arm 20, which at its lower end 22 is pivotably connected to the chassis 10; and a pelvis support 40, which is connected to an upper end 23 of the pivot arm 20; wherein a physically disabled person 2 can sit with the pelvis support 40 attached to its body, can move around with the mobility device 1 in a standing position on the chassis 10, and can change on its own from sitting to standing position, wherein all elements of the mobility device 1 except the elements directly contacting the body of the person 2 extending above pelvis height h of the sitting person 2 can be lowered or moved to or below this height h. The present invention further comprises a method for erecting of a sitting physically disabled person 2 and for fixing of the person 2 in standing position onto a motor-driven mobility device 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Matia Robotics Mekatronik Sistemler AR-GE Muhendislik Yazilim Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi
    Inventors: Necati Hacikadiroglu, Enes Canidemir
  • Patent number: 9833194
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a computer supported thereon that acts as a thin client for at least one network service available on a remote network to which the patient support apparatus has access. The thin client architecture of the patient support apparatus enables the patient support apparatus to dynamically change its functions, algorithms, features and other aspects more easily. The thin client architecture may be applied to generating alerts, performing maintenance functions, analyzing sensor data—including, but not limited to—weight sensors used to detect weight distributions on the patient support apparatus, implementing patient care protocols, performing patient assessments, accumulating information for billing, and monitoring patient movement. The patient support apparatuses may also function as local WiFi hotspots and/or as software access points to the healthcare network and/or the Internet. One or more Software-as-a-Service applications may run on the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, David Terrance Becker, Annie Désaulniers
  • Patent number: 9828977
    Abstract: A system to generate and control a three-dimensional (3D) surface may include a surface supported by a plurality of actuating units, a control center, and a common media tank. The control center may include a movement control assembly that has a plurality of movement control unit, and each movement control unit is configured to control the movement of a corresponding actuating unit. In one embodiment, a predetermined amount of medium, such as air or liquid, is arranged in each actuating unit. The surface can be actually considered an array of small pieces divided from the surface, and supported and actuated by the actuating units. Since the control of the surface is through the control of every single piece thereof, the control of the surface would be more precise if the surface can be divided into more pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Li-Da Huang