Patents by Inventor Leslie D. Foster

Leslie D. Foster has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5370111
    Abstract: A hospital bed supported on a wheeled base, and a ventilator supported on a wheeled cart and docked to the base of the bed, the combination of ventilator and bed capable of being rolled as a single unit. The ventilator cart includes a wheeled base, and supports connected to the base for supporting a ventilator, with the supports providing for selective raising and lowering of the ventilator. The hospital bed base is wheeled and has a generally Y-shaped base frame. The outspread arms of the Y-shaped base frame receives the ventilator cart so that the two may be docked together. The ventilator when docked to the hospital bed base falls within the footprint of the bed as projected downwardly onto the floor. A latch secures the ventilator to the bed base. A disabling switch disables the high/low function of the bed preventing the bed from being lowered downwardly onto the ventilator. A power supply mounted to the bed base provides for uninterrupted operation of the ventilator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan A. Reeder, Leslie D. Foster
  • Patent number: 4183015
    Abstract: A bed side guard that is rotatable between an elevated and lowered position is provided with means for controlling remote electrical devices such as radio, television, room light, nurses' call station, room environment control and intercommunication system. Thus, a variety of remote devices can be operated and controlled by control means that are always immediately accessible and viewable by the occupant of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1980
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Drew, Leslie D. Foster, Dennis J. Gallant
  • Patent number: D261804
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1981
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie D. Foster, Dennis J. Gallant, William D. Drew, Cecil R. Lohrey