Patents Examined by Peter M. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 11178974
    Abstract: An adjustable bed system includes first and second frames; a back lifting assembly having a back lifting bracket pivotally connected to the first frame and a back lifting actuator pivotally connected between the back lifting bracket and the first frame for operably driving the back lifting bracket to pivotally move in an upward or downward rotating direction relative to the first frame; a leg lifting assembly having a leg lifting bracket pivotally connected to the second frame structure and a leg lifting actuator pivotally connected between the leg lifting bracket and the second frame for operably driving the leg lifting bracket to pivotally move in an upward or downward rotating direction relative to the second frame; and a foldable connection mechanism connecting the first and second frames such that the first and second frames are pivotally foldable relative to one another at the connection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NISCO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jian Xie, Yifan Mao, Jinquan Ren, Hailong Sun
  • Patent number: 11173087
    Abstract: A system for supporting and positioning a person. A flexible cover layer defines a support surface for the person, and a formable layer is coupled to the flexible cover layer. The formable layer includes a sealed bladder adapted to be in fluid communication with a vacuum source, and particles disposed within the sealed bladder. The system is operable in a first configuration in the absence of the vacuum, and a second configuration in the presence of the vacuum. In the first configuration, the particles are substantially movable relative to one another such that a contour may be provided to the support surface. In the second configuration, substantially immovable relative to provide rigidity to the formable layer to maintain the contour. A controller coupled to sensors may control the vacuum source to move said system between the first and second configurations. Methods of supporting and positioning the person are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Justin Jon Raymond
  • Patent number: 11173086
    Abstract: A plate lifting device capable of being applied to a multi-plate equipped apparatus includes a motor, a retractable shaft, a restriction member, and a lifting mechanism disposed on the base. The motor is disposed on a base of the multi-plate equipped apparatus. An end of the retractable shaft is pivotally disposed on the base and is connected to the motor, whereby to be driven by the motor to extend or retract, and another end thereof has a movable member. The restriction member connected to one of the plates of the multi-plate equipped apparatus has a slot capable of being passed through by the movable member. When the motor drives the retractable shaft to extend from an initial state, the movable member is lifted by the lifting mechanism, so that the restriction member and the plate connected to the restriction member, which are moved together with the movable member, are lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Chia-Yen Huang
  • Patent number: 11160708
    Abstract: The invention provides an electronically control motorized lifting device for transfer of a paraplegic between seated positions. A post extends from a wheeled base and movably supports a head for upwards and downwards movement. A lifting arm arrangement is pivotably secured to the head. The head is also rotatable about the post and the base movable between an expanded stabilizing condition and a retracted condition. The latter condition allows the lifting device to fit through a standard width doorway. Movement of the base between these conditions is effected by pivoting of the lifting arm arrangement into and out of a lateral supporting position. The base preferably includes five legs extending substantially radially from the post with two of the legs foldable towards adjacent legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Jacobus Hendrik Saayman
  • Patent number: 11154447
    Abstract: A support device provides elevation and support for a patient's foot, including ankle and heal, and limits lateral and medial rotation of the foot. This protects the knee from injury while healing. The device includes a generally flat main body, two spaced-apart lateral ridges, and a medial depression between the lateral ridges that provides a support surface on which the foot may be positioned. The lateral ridges can extend to a height above the support surface so that inner side surfaces of the lateral ridges are adjacent to a majority of a foot placed in the medial depression. The lateral ridges can terminate below a top of the foot to permit unrestricted ventilation and access to the foot. The lateral ridges can be spaced apart to facilitate placement of a foot onto and removal of the foot from the support surface without manual manipulation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BONE FOAM, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Davis Lucey, Chad L. Robran
  • Patent number: 11154440
    Abstract: A patient litter basket spin control assembly for use on a patient litter basket is provided. The assembly comprises thruster unit for discharging an air stream and is mounted on the patient litter basket. At least one sensor is associated with the thruster unit for sensing rotational movement or spin of the patient litter basket, and a power source is provided for powering the thruster unit and the sensor. A clamp member mounts on the patient litter basket and releasably receives the thruster unit. The sensors modulate the force of the air stream from the thruster unit so that the air stream counters the rotational movement of the patient litter basket to stabilize the patient litter basket by preventing the spin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Nelson Tyler
  • Patent number: 11147388
    Abstract: An adjustable bedframe assembly for enhancing comfort and spinal alignment includes a plurality of legs that is coupled to and extends from a frame to support the frame on a substantially horizontal surface. A first plate that is coupled to a head rail and a pair of opposing side rails of the frame extends from the head rail to proximate to a midline of the pair of opposing side rails. A second plate that is pivotally coupled to the first plate extends to proximate to a foot rail of the frame so that the second plate and the first plate are configured to support a mattress. An actuator that is coupled to the second plate is positioned to selectively pivot the second plate relative to the first plate. The second plate is configured to selectively lower and raise a section of the mattress that is positioned on the second plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Raymond Wise
  • Patent number: 11147319
    Abstract: A swaddle garment may include a body having a back side and a front side that together define an interior space for swaddling an infant. The front side may include a first side and a second side that are selectively couplable to enclose the interior space. A harness is attached or attachable within the interior space along the backside of the body of the swaddle garment. The harness includes a back side, a torso wrap, and a diaper flap. The back side positions along a portion of the back side of the body. The torso wrap is configured wrap around a torso of an infant and may include a first side and a second side extendable from the back side of the torso wrap. The diaper flap is configured to wrap around a crotch of the infant and may be extendable from the back side of the harness from an anchor end to a securing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Harvey Neil Karp, Nina Montée Karp
  • Patent number: 11141334
    Abstract: Patient transport apparatus with defined transport height comprises a support structure and a litter that are interconnected by a lift mechanism. The support structure comprises a base frame and a plurality of articulable support members or legs. The litter comprises a litter frame and a patient support surface with articulating back and leg sections. The lift mechanism may comprise one or more actuators configured to raise and lower the litter between a lowered position and one or more defined raised positions. The Patient transport apparatus may further comprise a controller coupled to one or more sensors and the lift mechanism. The controller may be configured to define a transport height for the litter based, at least in part, on a characteristic detected by the one or more sensors, and to manipulate the lift mechanism to adjust the litter to the defined transport height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon David Naber, Martin Fecteau, Brianna Mayer
  • Patent number: 11134789
    Abstract: Active comfort controlled bedding systems and processes include an air blower assembly for variable climate control. The air blower assembly generally includes a unidirectional air blower configured to flow air to and from a mattress surface overlaying the bucket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Rahul Kirtikar, Martin Ramsden
  • Patent number: 11129759
    Abstract: A strap for carrying a human body comprises a plurality of longitudinal fixing straps arranged in parallel and at intervals, a plurality of transverse fixing straps arranged in parallel and at intervals and a plurality of securing pieces. Each longitudinal fixing strap overlaps with each transverse fixing strap, each securing piece respectively connects a longitudinal fixing straps and a transverse fixing straps, two ends of each longitudinal fixing strap are adjustably connected to form a loop, and two ends of each transverse fixing strap adjustably connected to form a loop. The strap further comprises a bearing bed arranged between the longitudinal fixing straps, each transverse fixing strap is superposed on the bearing bed, one side of which is defined as a bearing surface, and the longitudinal fixing strap and the transverse fixing strap to form loops on the bearing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Yu-Cheng Ho
  • Patent number: 11129485
    Abstract: A duvet insert includes a plurality of filler compartments for receiving filler material, a first edge including a first number of coupling mechanisms, and a second edge opposing the first edge such that the plurality of filler compartments is positioned between the first edge and the second edge. The second edge includes a second number of coupling mechanisms different than the first number. At least one of the first number of coupling mechanisms or at least one of the second number of coupling mechanisms enables the duvet insert to be coupled to another duvet insert to form a combined duvet insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sobel Westex
    Inventor: Natalie Jocic
  • Patent number: 11076704
    Abstract: A motorized bed includes a bed frame, a foot rest, a footrest actuator, a backrest, a backrest actuator, and a linkage part. The bed frame includes a first cross bar and a second cross bar. The footrest is rotatably mounted to the bed frame. The footrest actuator is mounted between the footrest and the first cross bar and configured to drive the footrest to rotate relative to the bed frame. The backrest is rotatably mounted to the bed frame. The backrest actuator is mounted between the backrest and the second cross bar and configured to drive the backrest to rotate relative to the bed frame. The linkage part is fixedly connected between the first cross bar and the second cross bar such that a force introduced by either of the footrest motor and the backrest motor is supported by both of the first cross bar and the second cross bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Klaus Bellingroth
  • Patent number: 11076702
    Abstract: Disclosed is an easy-assembling folding bed, comprising a bed surface, bed side rods, and a footing component; the rods are disposed in parallel, the footing component is arranged in multiple groups, uniformly disposed and is engaged with the rods; the footing component comprises first and second components. The invention has simple structure, less materials, lighter weight and is convenient to carry. By rotating the second C-shaped engaging piece, the distance between the first and second C-shaped engaging pieces is changed, so the surface is tightened. The locking hook can automatically hook the locking fixing piece and lock it by the reset torsional spring, so the consumer can tighten and lock the surface. By twisting the hook to overcome the torsion of the spring and then rotating, the hook and the fixing piece are disengaged, and the footing component can be easily removed and folded to reduce the packaging volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Xiangshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11076705
    Abstract: A spring core is provided that includes a plurality of coil springs having an upper portion and a lower portion that collectively define an interior cavity. The spring core further includes a continuous upper fabric layer that covers each coil spring and defines a recess in the interior cavity of each coil spring. A cushioning layer is positioned atop the continuous upper fabric layer and extends into the recess in the interior cavity of each coil spring. A mattress assembly is further provided that includes the spring core, an upper body supporting layer, and a lower foundation layer. Methods of producing a spring core are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Sealy Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Darin T. Thomas, Stephen Wallace, Christina Pollock
  • Patent number: 11071394
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for facilitating rotation of a mattress in a horizontal plane carried by a box spring or a platform. Surfaces between the mattress and the box spring or platform are selectively placed in engagement with each other. The surfaces may be provided by two separate covers; a single cover and the inherent surface roughness of the box spring or fixed or adjustable platform; a single cover with an embedded surface or no covers with embedded surfaces in both the mattress and the box spring or platform. In the latter embodiment, the mattress and the box spring or platform are secured together in a normal mode of operation to prevent unintended movement of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Levitation Sciences LLC
    Inventor: William John Scarleski
  • Patent number: 11071666
    Abstract: A sleep apparatus, such as a mattress, comprises a head support surface sized to support a person's head, and a torso support surface sized to support a person's torso. The head support surface is generally laterally sloped moving from a first side toward a second side of the mattress, and the torso support surface is generally laterally sloped moving from the first side toward the second side. In some embodiments, the lateral slope of the head support surface is at least about 15°, the lateral slope of the head support surface is greater than the lateral slope of the torso support surface, and/or, the sleep apparatus slopes in the longitudinal direction as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirsten M. Emmons, David L. Ribble, Yongji Fu, Michael S. Hood, Frank E. Sauser, Eric D. Agdeppa, Joshua A. Williams, John V. Harmeyer
  • Patent number: 11065169
    Abstract: There is provided herein an examination table that is capable of being converted to render either an examination configuration or a seating configuration. The table includes a planar table member having a suitable surface for the examination of a subject and is adjustable between a horizontal orientation for medical evaluation of the subject and a vertical orientation when in the table member is not in use for exams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Sinclair
  • Patent number: 11064814
    Abstract: A device for supporting and/or holding a young child or infant is described which includes a simplicity of function, having limited components for operation of the device. The device includes a unique form (unique overall shape and design). The device comprises a top, a bottom, an outer edge forming a periphery (with or without a lip at the outer edge), and an air or gas bladder contained between the top and the bottom, and bounded by at least a portion of the outer edge. The device comprises a plurality of internal seams, at least one for forming a first wing region on a first side of a centrally located body region of the device, and at least one for forming a second wing region on a second side of the centrally located body region. The device is not only lightweight, it is also collapsible, foldable, and portable, easy to assemble, easy to operate, easy to carry, is safe when assembled, and compact when collapsed, making it suitable for home use and/or designed for travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BABY TRAVEL INC., LLC
    Inventor: Yang Shi Volla
  • Patent number: 11058603
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mattress system (1) devised to achieve a function of automatic detection, mainly comprising: a mattress (2) having a simple structure; a control unit (3) equipped with a unique user interface (31) for caregivers to simultaneously adjust three major functions, namely, therapy mode, therapy intensity and comfort level; and a connection pipe (4) for supplying air and power. The system (1) is further provided with a built-in auto-setting function to sense the body characteristics of the patient (39) lying on the mattress (2) and determine an effective supporting pressure range for the patient (39).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hsueh-Yi Chen, Wen-Hung Feng, Shih-Hsun Tu