Patents by Inventor Michael J. Rigoni

Michael J. Rigoni 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).

  • Publication number: 20170216117
    Abstract: An inflatable device for turning or positioning a person in a bed. The inflatable device includes an inflatable body formed by a top sheet and a bottom sheet disposed beneath the top sheet to define a cavity configured to be inflated such that the top sheet forms a top wall of the cavity and the bottom sheet forms a bottom wall of the cavity. The device further includes at least one port having a port opening in fluid communication with the cavity and configured to provide an air input for air for inflating the cavity, wherein the at least one port comprises an elastic member for adjusting a size of the port opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl, Craig S. Golden, Mark D. Olson
  • Publication number: 20170119608
    Abstract: A patient support device includes a sheet configured to be placed beneath the patient in use and a plurality of straps connected to the sheet and configured for use in moving, lifting, turning, and/or positioning the patient. The straps may include one or more retractable straps that each have a stretchable retraction strap connected thereto and configured for retracting the retractable strap. The straps may also include one or more central support straps connected to the sheet in an area positioned between the legs of the patient. The sheet may also include a head support for supporting the patient's head, which head support may also include one or more straps. The straps may be connected to a hoist, which is then used to lift the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Publication date: May 4, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Gregory T. Davis, Paul M. Fowler
  • Publication number: 20170049647
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garret W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl
  • Publication number: 20170049646
    Abstract: A patient positioning system for use with a patient on a bed includes an inflatable patient support device, and optionally, other components such as one or more wedges and/or an absorbent pad. The device includes top and bottom sheets, where the top sheet is connected to the bottom sheet to define a cavity, such that the top and bottom sheets form top and bottom walls of the cavity in use. The device further has passages extending from the cavity to an exterior of the device, through the bottom sheet, and gussets connected to the top and bottom sheets and extending across the cavity. The passages permit air to pass from the cavity to the exterior of the device and to flow between the bottom surface of the device and the surface supporting the device. Selective glide assemblies may be used to resist sliding of these components in certain directions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Publication date: February 23, 2017
    Inventors: Michael J. Rigoni, Garrett W. Sweetwood, Paul M. Fowler, Gregory T. Davis, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Paul H. Hanifl