Abstract: A foldable bed frame includes first and second sub-frames, and a plurality of leg assemblies. The first and second sub-frames are pivotally connected to each other at their proximal sides. The plurality of leg assemblies includes a first leg assembly disposed at a distal side of the first sub-frame, and a second leg assembly disposed at a distal side of the second sub-frame. Each of the first and second leg assemblies includes left and right legs disposed at left and right sides of the foldable bed frame, respectively, and able to rotate in a lateral direction of the foldable bed frame toward or away from each other.
February 2, 2017
Date of Patent:
October 27, 2020
Xiamen Innovation Metal Products Co., Ltd.
Abstract: A method for fabricating a custom anatomical cushion and a device to capture pressure controlled shape is provided. The device comprises, generally, a flexible membrane enclosing floating beads adapted to be completely immersed and freely moving inside a fluid. The device further comprises a mesh adapted to stop the floating beads from going outside of the flexible membrane as a result of a pressure increase or decrease inside the flexible membrane. The device is being fluidly connected to a pressure control system adapted to increase and/or decrease the internal pressure of the flexible membrane and comprises a vibration/leveling system adapted to adjust the fluid level inside the flexible membrane.
Abstract: A complex spring unit (10) comprises at least a first spring portion (12) and a second spring portion (14), which first and second spring portions are integrally formed, wherein the first spring portion is arranged in use to be placed under compression, and the second spring portion is arranged in use to be placed under tension, during compression of the complex spring unit.
Abstract: A locking device for a trunk in a vehicle. The locking device includes a latch configured to change a state of the trunk between locked and unlocked, and a lever configured to drive the latch to an open position. The locking device further includes a lock knob configured to be disposed outward of a vehicle body to visually determine from an outside of the vehicle whether the trunk is in the locked state or the unlocked state. The lock knob is further configured to be selectively placed in a locked position. In the locked position, the trunk is configured to be brought into the locked state by prohibiting the latch from being driven to an open position. The lock knob is further configured to be selectively placed in an unlocked position. In the unlocked position, the trunk is configured to be brought into the unlocked state by enabling the latch to be driven to the open position.
Abstract: A waterbed system for placement on a ground surface can comprise one or more of the following components: a waterbed mattress, a foam structure around the periphery of the mattress, a platform below the mattress and the foam periphery for supporting the waterbed mattress and the foam structure, a foundation coupled to and extending downwardly from the platform, preferably a single, fire resistant polyester fiber baffle disposed within the waterbed mattress, a cover over the top surface of the mattress and around the outer surface of the foam structure, a water proof liner below the bottom surface of the mattress, a water bed heater under the liner between the liner and the upper surface of the platform, a layer of fiberglass insulation attached to the lower surface of the platform, and an accessory storage container coupled to the foundation.
Abstract: A patient handling device includes a deck for supporting a patient support surface, a controller, and two light sources, which are operable to output light of different colors. The controller is in communication with the light sources and operable to monitor the plurality of conditions and to generate a first unified indication by illuminating one of the lights when all the conditions remain in their desired state, and to generate a second indication by illuminating the other light when any of the conditions change from their desired state.
September 17, 2014
Date of Patent:
October 6, 2020
David Terrance Becker, Christopher John Hopper, Michael Joseph Hayes, Vivek Shankar, Richard C. Mayoras, Jr.
Abstract: A sleeping bag includes a top cover and bottom sheet. The bottom sheet can be secured to a sleeping pad and includes a sheet portion and lateral flaps connected to the sheet portion along opposite lateral edges of the sleeping pad when the bottom sheet is secured thereto. The top cover and lateral flaps enable attachment, detachment, and reattachment of the lateral flaps along their lateral edges to a top cover outer surface along corresponding attachment paths displaced medially from top cover lateral edges, enabling a top cover headward portion to assume wrapped and expanded configurations, and enabling conversion between those configurations. When wrapped, headward portions of the top cover outer surface, that are lateral of the attachment paths, are positioned against the sheet portion; when expanded, the lateral flaps and lateral portions of the top cover extend upward or laterally away from the sleeping pad lateral edges.
Abstract: An infant wrap for swaddling an infant, including a base layer with a front surface having a rough texture and a rear surface having a soft texture, a pocket forming layer attached to the base layer to form a pocket with the base layer, the pocket forming layer having the rough texture at least on an inner surface facing the base layer, and configured to be detachably fastened to the base layer on at least one side of the pocket forming layer, a wire port formed proximate a bottom of the pocket forming layer to pass monitor wires therethrough, and a flap extending from one side of the base layer and having a same textured and soft surface arrangement as the base layer, and configured to fold over the pocket forming layer such that the surface of the flap having the rough texture faces inwardly toward the pocket forming layer.
Abstract: A patient repositioning device includes an upper body support and a lower body support which are generally planar and laterally spaced from one another by a spacing element. A handle can rotate in the plane of the supports, enabling a care giver to rotate a patient form a sitting to a lying position and then to roll the patient onto their back. Another embodiment provides a patient cradle for cradling a patient from a reclining to a sitting position and vice versa.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for manipulating a covering such as a bed sheet are provided. The apparatus, in one form, includes a proximal grip portion and a distal covering engaging portion including a plurality of spaced-apart protrusions for engaging with corresponding spaced-apart openings in the covering. The apparatus includes end stop portions adjacent to the protrusions for limiting how far the protrusions may extend through the openings in the covering. A tool receiving portion of the covering may take the form of a pocket or spaced-apart openings that are located in at least one corner portion of the cover. The installation tool engages with the openings in the covering to manipulate the cover and reduces the need to bend over or crouch down to reach around or underneath the mattress when placing the sheet about the mattress.
Abstract: A bed includes: a foundation; a mattress assembly comprising a mattress and an underlying panel; and a lifting mechanism comprising a series of interconnected pivoting links. The foundation includes a head wall, a foot wall opposed to the head wall, opposed side walls between the head wall and the foot wall, and a floor, the head wall, the foot wall, the side walls and the floor forming at least one storage cavity. The lifting mechanism is mounted to the foundation and the mattress assembly and is configured to move the mattress assembly between a lowered position, in which the mattress assembly is positioned atop the foundation, and a raised position, in which the mattress assembly is positioned above and at least partially laterally of the foundation, such that the storage cavity is accessible.
Abstract: A mattress with a relief portion that is adjustable in both a longitudinal and vertical direction to enable support for a variety of body shapes, and in particular support for a variety of body shapes of expectant mothers.
Abstract: A device is for positioning a bedridden patient, in particular for keeping the lateral Trendelenburg position or another safety position. In particular, a medical device includes at least a first shaped pillow (1) adapted to support a patient's back and to keep the patient in a lateral position with a predetermined inclination angle. The pillow (1) can be extended in width along a lateral direction (L2) so as to tailor the pillow to the patient's body size.
February 26, 2016
Date of Patent:
September 1, 2020
FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA' GRANDA-OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO
Abstract: An orthotic device 10 comprising a body 20 having a base 30, a first support surface 40. In use, the first support surface 40 supports a selected region of a patient's neck 70 whilst suspending the patient's head 80.
Abstract: An adjustable body pillow with connectors for arranging the pillow in multiple configurations. The pillow includes a center section, a first shorter leg, a second longer leg, and a plurality of connectors. Each connector is connectable to each other connector. The connectors include a first connector on the free end of the shorter leg, a second connector on the outer periphery of the body pillow at the junction between the other end of the shorter leg and one end of the center section, a third connector in the body receiving space at the junction between one end of the longer leg and the other end of the center section, and a fourth connector on the free end of the longer leg. Using the connectors, the body pillow can be arranged in various positions depending on the changing needs of the user.
Abstract: A multi-layered article for bedding or clothing protection formed of a base layer and having a waterproof side, together with a plurality of sheet layers, each sheet layer having a waterproof side; and commonly stitched. The sheet layers are individually removable as needed.
Abstract: This invention includes embodiments which disclose patient transportation devices such as toboggans or litters, which may include adjustable handle lock and positioning systems, a handle attachment and detachment system which renders the handle readily attachable and detachable to the transportation device and/or an anchor system for securing or stabilizing rescue stretchers and rescue litters when rescuing and transporting patients.
Abstract: The apparatus of the present invention provides an apparatus for moving a patient on a pad and holding the pad in place on the surgical table. The disposable pad works in conjunction with the reusable patient lifting/moving base, allowing nurses to more readily and easily move patients on the table in order to facilitate surgical positioning. In another embodiment, the entire apparatus may be disposable. A pressure sensitive adhesive may hold the pad in place and prevent slippage between the pad and the top of the surgical table.
Abstract: Provided are a connecting rod folding mechanism and a cot having the same. The connecting rod folding mechanism includes: an upper surrounding joint connecting rod folding mechanism and an corner connecting rod folding mechanism; the corner connecting rod folding mechanism includes an upper connecting rod, a lower connecting rod and a pull-cord rod; the lower connecting rod is connected with the pull-cord rod; the upper connecting rod is connected with an upper surrounding tube; the upper connecting rod is movably connected with the lower connecting rod; the lower connecting rod is arranged in the pull-cord rod; the pull-cord rod is provided with an engaging structure; the lower connecting rod penetrates through the engaging structure and is connected with a pulling mechanism; the pulling mechanism is arranged in a vertical column; and one end of the vertical column is connected to the corner connecting rod folding mechanism.
Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a first operating table column member, a second operating table column member that is movable relative to the first operating table member in a longitudinal direction, and a slide member that is attached to an inner surface of the first operating table column member, the slide member having a slide surface. The slide surface is slidably mounted on an outer surface of the second operating table column member, the outer surface of the second operating table column member facing the inner surface of the first operating table column member. A curable sealing compound is disposed in a space between the slide surface of the slide member and the inner surface of the first operating table column member.