Patents Examined by Robert G. Santos
  • Patent number: 12029693
    Abstract: System for preventing a patient from falling from a bed, the system comprising first and second protective side barriers adapted to be positioned along first and second side edges of the bed, respectively, and are configured to be lifted or lowered by varying the height thereof from minimum to maximum height. The system includes anchoring means for fixing the protective side barriers to a bed frame, sensors adapted to detect the position taken by the patient on a mattress of the bed, and a control unit configured to receive data collected by the sensors and, on the basis of the data, determine in real time a lifting or lowering of a predetermined extent of the protective side barriers, up to heights of the protective side barriers ranging between the minimum and the maximum height, depending on the position taken by the patient on the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI MAGNA GRAECIA DI CATANZARO
    Inventors: Umberto Aguglia, Edoardo Ferlazzo, Sara Gasparini, Sergio Mercuri, Giuseppe Minniti
  • Patent number: 12023287
    Abstract: A patient support, such as a mattress, includes a plurality of inflatable bladders. Depth sensors are included in the support that measure the degree of penetration of a patient into the mattress. An air pressure sensor is also included that measures the pressure inside at least one bladder. A suitable inflation level of the mattress is determined by monitoring the rate of change of the depth with respect to air pressure as the bladder is either inflated or deflated. By detecting an inflection point in the graphical relationship of the depth and pressure outputs, a suitable inflation point for the bladders is determined that reduces interface pressures experienced by the patient, yet does not overly sink the patient into the mattress to a degree of discomfort. Analyzing the outputs of the depth and pressure sensors can also be used to detect a patient's heart rate and respiration rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Manikantan Seshadrinathan, Donna-Marie Robertson
  • Patent number: 12004635
    Abstract: A hammock assembly is provided and includes, a hammock, a zipper fastening system and a cover and dual cover suspension lines. The hammock may be a bridge hammock using dual spreader bars to maintain the hammock in an expanded configuration. The dual cover suspension lines suspend the cover with a horizontal generally planar portion of the cover between the dual cover suspension lines, thereby providing an expansive canopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Dutch Clips LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Ressler
  • Patent number: 11992140
    Abstract: A yoga towel is for use in conjunction with a suitable mat or converter that allows an existing mat to be retrofitted to be used with the present yoga towel. The yoga towel has one or more magnets and/or metal attached, advantageously to its perimeter and/or with a center portion of the towel. A suitable surface such as a yoga mat will have a complementary metal and/or magnet so that when the yoga towel is placed on the yoga mat, the yoga towel through magnetic forces (i.e. attraction) is held in place. Advantageously, in one form, the magnets and/or metal are strips in the yoga towel and/or yoga mat are in the form of flexible strips of magnetic material and/or metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Christi Carter
  • Patent number: 11986426
    Abstract: A base station assembly for an operating room table is disclosed. In one embodiment, the base station assembly includes a base station that is secured to the operating room table. The base station includes an arcuate rail member with a selectively moveable clamp attached thereto. A vertical support arm extends from the selectively moveable clamp to provide selective attachment to a surgical accessory, such as a retractor arm, armrest, or image guidance reference frame. The base station assembly provides surgical accessory support that may be moved and adjusted by a surgeon at any time during an operation without contaminating a surgical field and without assistance from circulating operating room personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Frederick H. Sklar
  • Patent number: 11986113
    Abstract: A multi-height deck mat including a first platform having a first top surface, a first bottom surface and a first end surface extending therebetween; a second platform disposed adjacent the first platform and having a second top surface and a second bottom surface and a second end surface extending therebetween; and a hinge connecting the first platform and the second platform for movement of the first and second platforms relative to one another, the hinge element being adjacent the first end surface and the second end surface, whereby the first platform and the second platform can be moved between a first disposition wherein the first end surface is in abutment with the second end surface wherein the deck mat provides a first height; and a second disposition wherein the first platform and the second platform assume a stacked relationship wherein the deck mat provides a second height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Katrina Smith
  • Patent number: 11986105
    Abstract: An infant positioner and an entertainment component that is useable with the infant positioner in different positions. The entertainment component can be placed in at least a first position and a second position different from the first position. The entertainment component is coupled to a support structure of the infant positioner while the entertainment component is in the first position as well as in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Rumfola, III, Nicholas Joseph Stachowski, Jairo Andres Hurtado
  • Patent number: 11975234
    Abstract: A personal activity exercise mat including a base, a first handle connected to the base, a second handle connected to the base, a first equipment connector connected to the base, a second equipment connector connected to the base, a first elastic band connected to the base, and a second elastic band connected to the base, wherein these components facilitate use of the personal activity mat for multiple different activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Jenifer Yeuroukis
  • Patent number: 11969099
    Abstract: An inflatable bed includes a bed body and a mattress body, the bed body includes an outer support part and an inner support portion, the outer support part includes a top sheet, a first surrounding frame and a bottom sheet, the top sheet and the bottom sheet cover the first surrounding frame, the top sheet, the bottom sheet and the first surrounding frame are surrounding to form an inflatable cavity of the bed body, the inner support portion is arranged in the inside of the outer support part and is configured to support the outer support part; and a mattress body, the mattress body is arranged on a top of the bed body, the mattress body includes a comfort layer, a fixing layer, a sponge layer, a second fixing layer and a second surrounding frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dongguan Hongyu Plastic Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Juying Shi
  • Patent number: 11969100
    Abstract: A non-powered mattress including a cover enclosing a frame structure and a bladder assembly, the cover adapted to engage an articulated frame to control movement of portions of the foam frame and the bladder assembly in response to movement of the articulated frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Catherine Wagner, Darrell Borgman, Travis Pelo, Douglas E. Borgman, Kelsey G. Eikens
  • Patent number: 11963628
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a pillow. The pillow includes a first pillow body and a second pillow body. The first pillow body is stacked on the second pillow body. The first pillow body and the second pillow body are connected to form a channel. So that when a user can take a rest on a desk with the pillow, the user lets the arms pass through the channel. The first pillow body and the second pillow body support the arms above and below the arms, so that a pressure on the arms can be reduced. Meanwhile, the head is placed on the pillow, which can improve the sleep experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: PLESON (HK) TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 11957260
    Abstract: A sleeping bag that allows a user to comfortably sleep on their side without their sleeping bag twisting or otherwise hindering their ability to rest and sleep. The sleeping bag has an increased amount of insulation in one or more of the hip region, the shoulder region, and the footbox as compared to the torso region and the leg region. The sleeping bag may have two different types of insulation in the region having the increased amount of insulation versus one type of insulation in the other areas of the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: BIG AGNES, INC.
    Inventors: Sally House, Paige Baker
  • Patent number: 11951054
    Abstract: A hospital bed having foot egress, including a foot section with a pair of foot panels that can pivot upward and be locked into place to provide a support structure for standing and ambulation Each of the pair of foot section panels can include a grab handle for assistance in standing. The foot end of the frame of the bed includes a retractable crossbar which supports the foot panels, and which can be reversibly retracted towards the middle of the bed frame and beneath the seat section of the bed to provide a clearing at the distal foot end of the bed for the patient to stand and exit the bed safely and efficiently. In one embodiment, the foot panels are each supported by their own support bar, each of which can be reversibly retracted laterally towards the lateral rails to expose the clearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Safe Harbor Hospital Beds, LLC
    Inventor: Leslie Dale Foster
  • Patent number: 11938062
    Abstract: A foldable survival stretcher is an apparatus that enables the user to carry an injured person without help from another person during emergencies. The apparatus is a practical stretcher that can be easily and quickly deployed so that the user can transport the injured person to safety in various emergency situations. The apparatus includes a stretcher canvas, a pair of pulling straps, a head-restraining band, a chest-retraining band, a pelvis-restraining band, and a feet-restraining pocket. The stretcher canvas is a resilient structure able to support the injured person while the user carries the injured person using the apparatus. The pair of pulling straps enables the user to carry the stretcher canvas like a backpack. The head-restraining band, the chest-restraining band, and the pelvis-restraining band help secure the injured person to the stretcher canvas. The feet-restraining pocket also helps secure the feet of the injured person to the stretcher canvas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Margaret Ann Lockridge
  • Patent number: 11937702
    Abstract: Device (10, 110, 210) including at least one flexible pouch (12, 21, 22) delimiting an interior volume, one air inlet opening (13) per flexible pouch to allow air to pass into an interior volume of the pouch, a closure for closing the air inlet in an airtight manner, the closure including two flexible strips (14, 16) located at the periphery of the air inlet opening, the strips being connected at their ends and adapted to be pressed against one another. A rigid movable part (24, 25, 26) is pivotally connected to one of the ends of the strips so that the movable part can be positioned around the strips in a closed position in which the two strips are kept clamped together so as to prevent air from escaping the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Geoffrey Charpiot
  • Patent number: 11931299
    Abstract: The eye covering includes an elongated sleeve filled with media, such as beads. The sleeve is divided into separate cells. Preferably two central cells are provided for covering the eyes with two lateral cells provided for covering ears. End structures on the sleeve are configured with a retainer to allow the end structures to be attached together. One form of retainer is a slit in one of the end structures. The other end structure is fed through this slit so that the sleeve is formed into a circuit which can fit around the head. Another optional retainer includes a loop, such as a tag, joined to one of the end structures with a gap beneath the tag. A strap can join lateral edges of the eye covering to provide a sleep mask embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Melissa Bamberg
  • Patent number: 11930938
    Abstract: A fall preventing barrier including a base assembly, a barrier assembly, a soothing assembly, and a cover assembly is disclosed herein. The base assembly includes a base that is configured to be placed on top of a mattress or on the floor. A plurality of barriers from said barrier assembly are mounted on top of said base, covering both lateral sides and a top side. The plurality of barriers is configured to impede a person from falling from a bed. The soothing assembly includes a plurality of lights, a plurality of voice recorders and a book holder to provide comfort. The soothing assembly is mounted on said plurality of barriers. Said cover assembly includes a cover that envelop the base assembly and the barrier assembly. The fall preventing barrier can be folded in order to be stored easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Josh Elliott, Vinneth Carvalho
  • Patent number: 11930952
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: ZENBIVY LLC
    Inventor: Michael Glavin
  • Patent number: 11925583
    Abstract: A rescue litter relates generally to a person, animal, and provisions carrying apparatus for purposes of human or animal recovery and relief missions. The carrying apparatus has commonalities with portable beds. The rescue litter aids manually carrying a casualty. The rescue litter comprises a stretcher sheet. The rescue litter also comprises at least one strap along the stretcher sheet to support the weight of the casualty. The stretcher sheet comprises guides to direct progressive motion of the strap(s) from a strap holder on the stretcher sheet where the strap(s) is/are held, to a head end where the strap(s) is/are free to grasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Emil Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11918123
    Abstract: A connecting piece (100) comprises a first body (101), two supporting legs (102) respectively connected to the left and right sides of the first body (101), a supporting arm (103) connected to the first body (101) and extends upward; the first body (101) has a first mounting hole (1011) opening forward; the supporting arm (103) has a second mounting hole (1031). It is convenient to assemble and simplifies the connection operation of a cot. A tensioning piece comprises a second body (201), a clamping portion (202), the second body (201) has a connecting hole (2011), the clamping portion (202) has an opening (2021) for clamping onto a side rod (400) of the cot, and the opening (2021) is arc-shaped. So it can be easily disassembled and assembled without additional tools. And a cot is convenient to store and disassemble and assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Feijun Zhu