Patents Examined by Peter M. Cuomo
  • Patent number: 11510511
    Abstract: A compact, lightweight beach towel assembly including a ground cover and circumscribing sidewall having an elastomeric band, the ground cover weighted with sand bags, optionally including flexible rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Patent number: 11510510
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pillow cover and pillow having a plurality of compartments. The pillow cover includes a top sheet and a bottom sheet that are connected to define a chamber. An envelope is located on the bottom sheet adjacent to the chamber. A releasable fastener is connected to and located between the top sheet and the bottom sheet. The pillow includes a pad located in the envelope and may include an insert located in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: FABRICTECH 2000, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bergman
  • Patent number: 11510503
    Abstract: A play yard includes a plurality of corner posts, a plurality of rails, a floor structure and at least one soft good assembly. Each of the plurality of corner posts includes a first guiding component. Each of the plurality of rails is connected between two adjacent corner posts. The floor structure is connected to the plurality of corner posts. The soft good assembly includes soft goods, a soft goods connector and a second guiding component. The soft goods connector is fixed to the soft goods. The second guiding component is connected to the soft goods connector and adapted to be detachably assembled with the corner post via the first guiding component for tensioning the soft goods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan M. Pacella, Jonathan K. Mountz, Jerry S. Ingraham, Nathanael Saint, Patrick J. G. Bowers
  • Patent number: 11510501
    Abstract: A position adjustment mechanism for a lifting balance device contains: a first cover and an adjustment device. The first cover includes at least one lifting balance device, and each of the at least one lifting balance device includes a first support, a second support intersected with the first support, and a shaft configured to connected the first and second supports. The adjustment device is located bellow the shaft. The adjustment device is fixed inside the first cover, the first cover has a first opening located below the shaft. A threaded sleeve is connected with the first opening and is screwed with a threaded tube, such that the threaded tube is adjustably moved relative to the threaded sleeve so as to change a position of a top of the threaded tube and to limit a lowest descending position of each of the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventor: Hsien-Ta Huang
  • Patent number: 11503931
    Abstract: One example may include a main pillow body and one or more separatable pillow body extensions affixed to the main pillow body by an affixing surface on one or more ends of the main pillow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Kamran Emdadi
  • Patent number: 11503922
    Abstract: A bed bug protective encasement for encasing an item includes: a fabric cover surrounding the item, an opening formed in the fabric cover to receive the item in the fabric cover; and a slide fastening mechanism disposed in the opening to open and close the opening. End stops of zipper tracks of the slide fastening mechanism extend beyond a bottom stop such that when a zipper head of slide fastening mechanism is at an end location in which the encasement is in a closed state, the zipper head has passed over and above the bottom stop from which the zipper head originated in a start location to define an overlapping region of the slide fastening mechanism. In the closed state, the overlapped slide fastening mechanism and attached upper and lower barrier wings together form a bed bug impervious obstruction to the escape of bed bugs from the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Marc Jason
  • Patent number: 11497323
    Abstract: A foldable, portable co-sleeper bassinet or apparatus is described. The bassinet, in some embodiments, is transformable into two different configurations, by collapsing or extending the walls of the apparatus. For example, the co-sleeper apparatus may include collapsible wall panels that, when collapsed, enable an easy, lying-down open position, but which can extend back up to a walled position to secure a baby in the bassinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: KAWABABY LLC
    Inventors: Kayla Ma, Phillip Ma
  • Patent number: 11491064
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a patient support for supporting a patient. The patient support comprises a lattice of cells each having a base, a top disposed opposite the base, and one or more buckling elements having a thickness and extending from the base to the top to form a column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Justin Jon Raymond, James K. Galer, Ross Jones
  • Patent number: 11478390
    Abstract: A mechanism using a motor, and a rolling tube or rod of sufficient strength to apply a pull force on one side of a sheet on the bed with the patient lying on the sheet is provided to help turn patients on his side with little manual effort. Patients having mobility issues under care in homes, nursing-homes or hospitals have to be turned on their sides often to reduce formation of bed sores among other reasons. Currently this is done manually by nurses or caregivers turning the patient by pulling up on one side of the sheet to turn the patient on his side. This simple but strenuous operation has been the cause of back problems for many caregivers. The current invention is a way to reduce or eliminate this injury to caregivers by providing a mechanized help for the patient turning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Mammen Thomas, Sarah Peter, Elizabeth Thomas
  • Patent number: 11480636
    Abstract: An arrangement and system places an external cable into a slot. The arrangement includes a slot extending from a first end to a second end. The slot includes a recess configured to receive a cable therein. The arrangement includes a movable component configured to slide along a length of the slot. The movable component includes a first end and a second end. Sliding the movable component along the slot in a first direction from the first end to the second end of the slot one of frees a first portion of the cable from the slot or places a second portion of the cable in the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Olli T. Friman, Tracy Wynn
  • Patent number: 11470983
    Abstract: A swivel rocker having a swivel rocker frame that in turn includes a rocker frame portion and a swivel frame portion that can induce the three types of motion of swivel or roll, rock or pitch, and spin or yaw. The swivel frame portion can be quickly engaged to and disengaged from the rocker frame portion. Each of the swivel frame portion and rocker frame portion is foldable to a compact form. Each of the swivel frame portion and rocker frame portion includes a hub portion, which hub portions are rotatable relative to each other and lockable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Caleb Summers, Brian M. McMahon
  • Patent number: 11471354
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for patient support including adjustable longitudinal angle of attached patient support tops. The reference point for longitudinal angle adjustment is itself adjustable to accommodate particular patient positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary B. Konsin, Stephen B. Bishop
  • Bed
    Patent number: 11464344
    Abstract: A bed includes a mattress set on which a user's body is placed, an adjustable bedframe to adjust a position or orientation of the mattress set for various sitting and sleeping positions, and a dryer to dry the mattress set. The dryer includes a fan, a filter, and a heater to discharge filtered hot air toward the dryer to reduce mildew and mites. A humidity sensing sheet may be provided to sense a humidity level at different regions or areas of the bed, and the dryer may be controlled to supply hot air to regions of the bed having a higher humidity level than a predetermined humidity level or humidity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Daewoong Kim, Minkyu Oh, Deukwon Lee, Yongnam Kim, Seongwoo An, Yanghwan No, Bodeung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11464345
    Abstract: A firmness controlling apparatus for use in a bed arrangement or a seating arrangement is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a rigid frame having two opposed sides, and at least one non-elastic flexible elongate element extending between the two opposed sides. Each end of the non-elastic flexible elongate element is directly or indirectly connected to one of the opposed sides, and at least one of the ends is indirectly connected via an elastic flexible elongate element. A plurality of elongate springs are provided and extend in a flat or curved plane, the ends of each elongate spring being attached to one of the at least one non-elastic flexible elongate elements at two separated connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: STARSPRINGS AB
    Inventor: Kenneth Edling
  • Patent number: 11464696
    Abstract: A body weight support system includes a support track, a trolley, and a power rail. The support track has a first portion and a second portion. The trolley has a support assembly and a drive assembly. The support assembly is configured to support at least a portion of a body weight of a user. The drive assembly is configured to movably suspend the trolley from the first portion of the support track when the user moves along a first surface and is configured to movably suspend the trolley from the second portion of the support track when the user moves along a second surface separate from the first surface. The power rail is coupled to the support track and is configured to be in electrical contact with a portion of the trolley as the trolley moves along the first portion and the second portion of the support track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Bioness Inc.
    Inventors: Arkady Glukhovsky, Todd Cushman, Augustine Smith
  • Patent number: 11457747
    Abstract: A connecting structure of support rods of a bedstead is disclosed. The bedstead includes a bed frame. The bed frame includes support rods arranged and connected between two lateral frame rods. The two lateral frame rods each have a plurality of slots. A positioning block is insertedly connected to each slot. The positioning block includes a positioning groove block. The positioning groove block has first positioning portions therein. Two sides of either end of each support rod are formed with positioning openings for the first positioning portions to be engaged therein. The support rods are easily and quickly connected to the bed frame, and the connection and support is stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Wenyuan Hong
  • Patent number: 11458056
    Abstract: A bed is provided having a base frame, a patient support assembly connected to the base frame, and a tilt frame connected between the base frame and the patient support assembly. The tilt frame is rotatable adjacent the foot end of the bed to place the patient support assembly, including the head section, seat section and foot section thereof, in a generally vertical position to allow a patient to exit the bed in a standing orientation. The bed also has a foot board assembly connected to the foot section, the foot board assembly having a foot board separately moveable about a longitudinal axis of the bed toward the head end and the foot end of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Kreg Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Poulos, Carlos Portillo, Tho Thieu
  • Patent number: 11452650
    Abstract: Person support apparatuses are disclosed. In one embodiment, a person support apparatus comprises a base frame and a primary support frame supported on the base frame. A carriage is freely translatable at least between a head end of the primary support frame and a foot end of the primary support frame. A support surface is supported on the carriage such that the support surface translates with the carriage. The support surface includes a support section which is collapsible in a length direction of the support surface. The support section may include an air bladder and a control valve fluidly coupled to the air bladder that regulates air pressure within the air bladder. The control valve has a normally closed position and a vent position, wherein the person support apparatus comprises an exercise configuration wherein the control valve is in the vent position and the air bladder is vented to atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Heil, Glenn C. Suttman
  • Patent number: 11452383
    Abstract: Mattresses and improved fabric covers for providing mattresses that have smooth surfaces. Additionally, methods for manufacturing non-quilted mattress covers and for manufacturing mattresses employing non-quilted mattress covers. The systems and methods described herein include mattress panels that can be manufactured separate from the inner core construction, and laid over the inner core to be fastened in place as a sleeping surface for the mattress. Optionally, these mattress panels can include a layer of fire retardant material, that may be added as a layer of material or that may be incorporated into one or more of the layers, such as a filler layer, in the mattress panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Richard F. Gladney, Corey Westerman
  • Patent number: 11446192
    Abstract: A subject support apparatus includes an upper portion and a lower portion. The upper portion includes a vest having a first end and a second end, a closure mechanism configured to couple the first end of the vest to the second end of the vest from a bottom end of the vest to a top end of the vest to form a closed loop, and a pair of shoulder straps extending from the vest. The lower portion includes a seat piece having a first end and a second end, and a pair of loop straps extending from the first end and the second end of the seat piece. Subject support systems including the subject support apparatus and methods of lifting a subject using the subject support apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: William Leiker, Jessica Cushman, Henrik Nyström, Anders Eriksson, Daniel Johansson