Patents Examined by Robert G. Santos
  • Patent number: 10729256
    Abstract: A three pivot point foldable frame has first and second lower front hubs, first and second upper front hubs, a lower rear hub, and an upper rear hub. Six support members interconnect the hubs. First and second support members pivotally engage each other at a first pivot. Third and fifth support members pivotally engage each other at a second pivot. Fourth and sixth support members pivotally engage each other at a third pivot. A child seat or lounger is engaged to the upper hubs. The frame folds out to an operating position and in to a compact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Brian M. McMahon, Caleb Summers
  • Patent number: 10729605
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are patient-turning assemblies including a patient-turning assembly for turning a patient, which patient-turning assembly may include: a sling having: a first sling portion having a handle; and a second sling portion extending from the first sling portion; a sleeve fixedly coupled to the second sling portion; a channel disposed between the sleeve and the second sling portion; and a cushion capable of either ingress into or egress from the channel, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Sekai Chinake
  • Patent number: 10722413
    Abstract: A torso-sling is provided to support at least a portion of the body of a patient on a surgical frame. The torso-sling is used in supporting at least a portion of the patient's torso. The torso-sling is supported relative to the surgical frame using a support bracket that can be attached to a chest support plate of the surgical frame. The torso-sling includes a frame portion, at least a first support strap, and at least a second support strap. The frame portion defines an access area, and the frame portion includes a first side portion, a second side portion, and a transition portion joining the first and second side portions together. The first side portion is configured for positioning adjacent a first lateral side on the posterior side of the patient, the second side portion is configured for positioning adjacent a second lateral side on the posterior side of the patient, and the transition portion is configured for positioning adjacent the neck and shoulders on the posterior side of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy K. Lim, Matthew M. Morrison, Thomas V. McGahan, Richard A. Hynes
  • Patent number: 10722049
    Abstract: A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BREATHABLEBABY, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 10722043
    Abstract: A detachable portable spring bed has a bed frame, a spring group, a cushion; the bed frame is detachable, wherein when used, the bed frame is held up, the spring is detachably assembled to the bed frame, the cushion is lay on the springs, when in packing state, the springs are detached and overlapped, the bed frame is detached to components; the spring group, the components of the bed frame, the cushion are collectively packed or independently packed. The bed frame, the spring group, the cushion are detachable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GRAND-ONE FURNITURE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 10716417
    Abstract: A therapeutic pillow sham that allows a user to cover any body part such as, but not limited to, the eyes, neck, chest or back of the user. The therapeutic pillow sham includes a pillowcase, a first sash, and a second sash. The pillowcase is a pillow enclosure that is able to receive a pillow. The first sash and the second sash allow the user to cover any body part. In more detail, the first sash and the second sash can be used to cover the eyes of the user in order to block out light while the user is asleep and laying on the therapeutic pillow sham. Additionally, the first sash and the second sash can receive a therapeutic insert to provide therapeutic support to any body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Selena Porter
  • Patent number: 10716723
    Abstract: A mobility assistance device including a base section and an upright section. The base section is configured to be disposed under a cushion-type portion of a piece of furniture. The base section includes a first base component and a second base component, each of the first and second base components including a first portion defining a base plane and a second portion extending generally upright in a plane perpendicular to the base plane. The upright section includes an arched component configured to couple the second portions of the two base components, and a height-adjustable handle coupled to the arched component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Stander Inc.
    Inventor: F. Troy Miller
  • Patent number: 10716726
    Abstract: A rail system for a medical table includes a frame, a rail coupled to the frame and an apparatus for reacting a moment on the rail. The apparatus is operatively secured to a first position on the rail and is configured to apply a first moment on the rail to counteract a second moment applied to the rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CORINDUS, INC.
    Inventors: Per Bergman, Benjamin Piecuch, Adam Young, Eric Klem
  • Patent number: 10716724
    Abstract: A moisture control system includes a moisture control coverlet (10) and a fluid pump (18). The moisture control coverlet (10) includes a fluid pathway therein for moisture removal fluid. The fluid pump (18) is coupled to the fluid pathway for pumping fluid out of the fluid pathway by negative pressure at a fluid pump rate. The fluid pump rate can be adjustable and/or can be greater than 1 CFM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Mathew Pickering, Kz Hong
  • Patent number: 10709627
    Abstract: Systems for patient support, imaging, or transport include a modality with a support surface configured to support a patient thereon, a converter associated with the modality, the converter being configured to receive relatively low-volume high-pressure air from a source of the relatively low-volume high-pressure air and to convert the relatively low-volume high-pressure air into relatively high-volume low-pressure air, and an air flow device configured to receive the relatively high-volume low-pressure air from the converter and provide an air flow function to the modality using the relatively high-volume low-pressure air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Qfix Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Rich Herrschaft, James Manning, Barry Hand, Daniel Coppens
  • Patent number: 10710487
    Abstract: A vehicle interior system is provided herein. The vehicle interior system includes a seating assembly. The seating assembly includes a seatback that is pivotally coupled to a seat-base, and is operable between a use position and a stowed position. An anchoring feature is disposed vehicle rearward of the seating assembly. A hammock is coupled to the anchoring feature and is configured to extend therefrom and attach to the seating assembly when the seating assembly is in the stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Welch, Victoria Leigh Schein
  • Patent number: 10702070
    Abstract: A bed frame includes a frame, bed legs, and a bed plank support frame. The frame includes two side boards, a head board, and a tail board. Respective bottoms of opposing sides of the two side boards are provided with a plurality of U-shaped connecting members, respectively. The bed plank support frame includes a plurality of support members. Two ends of each support member are connected to U-shaped connecting grooves of the corresponding U-shaped connecting members of the two side boards, respectively. The bed plank support frame is sunk when in use. After a bed plank is placed, there is a certain distance between the bed plank and the top of the frame, so that the frame can form four stop sides. After a mattress is placed on the bed frame, the mattress is restrained in the frame, not sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GRANTEC (XIAMEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Suk Kan Oh
  • Patent number: 10702437
    Abstract: A surgical table extension comprises a frame and a connector. The frame includes a surgical table connecting portion, a first connector, and a second connector. A connector enabler is movably coupled to the frame and is configured to selectively enable one of the first connector and the second connector to be removably coupled with a support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Clark, Anthony V. Catacchio, Jesse S. Drake, Dustin T. Libby
  • Patent number: 10702082
    Abstract: A neck pillow for supporting the head of a user comprises left, right, and rear portions so as to be generally U-shaped. The neck pillow may include an inner frame which may be made of a material more rigid and denser than an outer material of the pillow so as to provide support. The left and right portions may include a chin support or protrusion so as to increase user comfort. Pillows according to the present disclosure may also include anchor points on each side for adjustment of the degree to which a closure mechanism attached to a connector such as a drawstring can be tightened. A closure mechanism which may be attached to the drawstring portions may include internal components that can prevent or make more difficult disconnection via horizontal force, and may also include magnets for connection of the left and right sides thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cabeau, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Wong, David Sternlight, Justice Thao Le, Ryan Hilterbran
  • Patent number: 10694868
    Abstract: A crib liner constructed of breathable material having a reduced suffocation resistance level for infant and toddler use. In some configurations, the breathable material may include an inner fabric, outer fabric, and a pile substructure between the front and back substructures, thereby allowing air to move effectively therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BREATHABLEBABY, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Richard Waters, Susan Marie Waters
  • Patent number: 10694976
    Abstract: A structural element for use in a radiotherapy system or a magnetic resonance imaging system or a combination of a radiotherapy system and a magnetic resonance imaging system includes a plurality of fibers and a matrix, whereby the plurality of fibers are embedded in the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ELEKTA LTD.
    Inventors: Henrik Alexis, Kjell Eldered, Erik Carlander
  • Patent number: 10687630
    Abstract: Mattress foundations and foundation corners, methods, and kits include a first side rail, a second side rail, a first end rail, and a second end rail. In one example, the rails join at corners to form the frame of the foundation and the rails may include at least a partial overlap between the rail the corners. The foundations and kits further include a plurality of slats. The slats may be of varying lengths. The invention may further include a method of assembling a foundation kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Ricky L Hartley
  • Patent number: 10681991
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for metal bed stays designed primarily for usage on bunk beds, but which could be used on any type bed wherein the metal bed stay includes a horizontal portion upon which the mattress or a supporting Bunkie board would rest having opposing ends wherein each end is fastened to an opposite left and right bed side rail. The bed rail includes a horizontal cross piece which could be of any shape, but may be round, having opposing ends having an upward vertical leg on each end including a 90 degree bend portion with a thickened portion above the bend along with a transition area which transitions to a flattened portion which is wider so as to receive a plurality of apertures therein through which fasteners pass in order to attach the vertical leg portion to the inside surface of the opposing left and right bed side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: David Ray Edgar, Hugh E. Hamrick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10682273
    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: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Lafleche, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Manikantan Seshadrinathan, Donna-Marie Robertson
  • Patent number: 10674836
    Abstract: The infant crib with safety measures integrated therein is an item of furniture adapted for use with a child. The infant crib with safety measures integrated therein comprises a crib, an end cabinet, and an entertainment center. The infant crib with safety measures integrated therein is designed to sit directly on a supporting surface such that the severity and risk of a fall are reduced. The interior surfaces of the pen of the crib are lined with a silicone gel padding that reduces the probability of an impact injuries. The silicone gel padding further reduces injury risk by discouraging chewing along the edges of the infant crib with safety measures integrated therein. The end cabinet provides storage space for used near the infant crib with safety measures integrated therein. The entertainment center is a collection of stimuli that aid in a child's development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: Alexis Woodard