Adjustable Height Patents (Class 5/11)
  • Patent number: 9578974
    Abstract: A slatted base having a frame and a measuring device for detecting the deformation of a lying surface under the load of a person lying thereon, wherein the deformation is carried out by detecting the vertical deflection of slats, which are held on both sides in a slatted base with their free ends in a mounting body, on which the displaceable end of a vertically oriented lifting drive engages, which is supported with respect to a bottom-side base frame, wherein the mutual horizontal distances between the slats is adjustable and fixable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DOC AG
    Inventor: Martin Kraeutle
  • Patent number: 9351584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a split bed with improved characteristics, and in particular to a split bed with joinable sections including a connector used to join two pieces of a drive assembly, that has tab and slots to accommodate accessory devices and that is easily movable by one person. In one embodiment, the bed has a deck with several slotted tabs for receiving accessory devices. Two joinable sections are provided. The sections can be joined with six points of contact. A two part drive assembly is also provided. A pivotal connector is provided for joining the two parts of the drive assembly. The drive assembly moves cross members relative, and preferably within, longitudinal support members. In this regard, movement of the cross members causes the bed to selectably raise or lower. The bed is compactable to a very low height for shipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: GF Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Paul Rizzardo, Ryan Rosenow
  • Patent number: 9314385
    Abstract: An adjustable bed includes a main frame which supports a mattress platform, a fixed frame base having wheels mounted thereto for displacement thereof on a floor surface, and a lift mechanism interconnecting the main frame and the fixed frame base. The lift mechanism supports the main frame and is actuated to displace and position the main frame between a fully collapsed position and a fully elevated position relative to the fixed frame base without any longitudinal displacement of the bed. The main frame, the fixed base and the lift mechanism collapse into a low profile bed configuration in the fully collapsed position, such that the mattress platform is located at a minimum vertical height of at most 9 inches above the floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventor: Robert Jutras
  • Patent number: 9227822
    Abstract: A support assembly (10) optionally for supporting a patient during an operation or surgical procedure having an upper platform (11); a base structure (13); and a height adjustment mechanism which includes a pair of legs (14, 15) wherein each leg (14, 15) is located at opposed ends of the upper platform (11) and is pivotally attached thereto and is also pivotally attached to the base structure (13) and a pair of control links (40, 41) wherein each control link (40, 41) is pivotally attached to an adjacent leg (14, 15) intermediate its height and also pivotally attached to the base structure (13) characterised in that a lower end of each leg (14, 15) is movably mounted in an associated guide track (50, 51) or guide tracks (50, 51) located on the base structure (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Mountain Angler Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Desmond John Horne
  • Publication number: 20150135431
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a patient support frame for supporting a patient support deck, the patient support frame having two sides extending between a head end and a foot end, and a support assembly for supporting the patient support frame and moving it relative to a floor surface. The support assembly comprises two leg assemblies pivotally coupled at their first upper end portions to the patient support frame and coupled at their lower end portion to floor engaging means. The sides of the patient support frame each comprise inverted substantially U-shaped channel elements having a substantially continuous upper surface, two substantially continuous side surfaces connected at their top edges to the upper surface, and a downward facing opening between the bottom edges of the two side surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Dindas, Ronny Diekmann, Andreas Pietsch, Guenther Dorenbeck
  • Publication number: 20150040313
    Abstract: A frame for an adjustable has a head section with two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails. The frame has a foot section having two longitudinal frame rails separated by at least two lateral members extending between the two longitudinal frame rails, and two sleeves each having a cavity with one of the two sleeves on each of the two longitudinal frame rails, and an inner tube with a nose for each of the two sleeves and for moving between a first position retracted in the cavity of the sleeve and a second position extending from the cavity of the sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron GOLDSMITH
  • Publication number: 20150033472
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liftable hospital bed, comprising a bedplate base frame (1) symmetrical about a transverse central plane and a longitudinal central plane, wherein two ends of the bedplate base frame (1) are provided with bed leg rods (2), the lower end of the bed leg rods (2) being hinged to a first roller device (3) in contact with the ground and the upper end of the bed leg rods (2) being connected to a second roller device (4), the second roller device (4) being slidable in tracks (5) on the bedplate base frame (1) and the tracks (5) being parallel to a longitudinal axis of the bedplate base frame (1); connecting rods (6) are hinged to the bed leg rods (2); and a turnover mechanism is further provided for changing included angles between the bed leg rods (2) and the bedplate base frame (1) to lift the bedplate base frame (1), the turnover mechanism comprises the connecting rods (6) and a thrust mechanism, end portions of the thrust mechanism drive the connecting rods (6) to rotate via a hinged four-rod mech
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Luping Li
  • Publication number: 20150000034
    Abstract: An electrically elevated baby crib comprises a crib frame and a lifting mechanism fixed inside of the crib frame. The lifting mechanism comprises a bottom support frame, a bed board bracket and a support assembly disposed between the bottom support frame and the bed board bracket. The support assembly includes a first and second support arms intersecting and hingedly connecting with each other by a central axis at the intersection joint. At one side of the support assembly, the upper portion of the first support arm and the lower portion of the second support arm respectively are hingedly connected to the bed board bracket and the bottom support frame, and at opposite side of the support assembly, the lower portion of the first support arm and the upper portion of the second support arm respectively are slidably connected to the bottom support frame and the bed board bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Sean International Business Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Feng Geng
  • Publication number: 20150000035
    Abstract: A patient handling device includes a deck for supporting a patient support surface, a controller, and two light sources, which are operable to output light of different colors. The controller is in communication with the light sources and operable to monitor the plurality of conditions and to generate a first unified indication by illuminating one of the lights when all the conditions remain in their desired state, and to generate a second indication by illuminating the other light when any of the conditions change from their desired state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation, a corporation of the State of Michigan
    Inventors: David Terrance Becker, Christopher John Hopper, Michael Joseph Hayes, Vivek Shankar, Richard C. Mayoras, JR.
  • Patent number: 8918928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bed system which comprises a mattress supporting structure. The bed system comprises a height adjustment system which comprises at least one rotatable multi-angular transverse beam comprising a plurality of transverse beam sides and an eccentric rotation axis which is accessible from outside said outer frame. The height adjustment system further comprises a rotation imparting member which is accessible from outside the outer frame and provided for rotating said at least one rotatable transverse beam about its eccentric axis. Said rotation imparting member is displaceable between a first and a second position. The first position is provided for rotating said at least one rotatable transverse beam about its eccentric axis and said second position is provided for blocking said at least one rotatable transverse beam in a desired height position with respect to said outer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: LS Bedding
    Inventors: Frank Verschuere, Peter De Meyer
  • Publication number: 20140359937
    Abstract: A bedstead with adjustable height has a base, a passive frame and a connecting frame. The base connects with the passive frame through the lifting element, so that the height of the passive frame can be adjusted through the lifting element. Also, the passive frame moves linearly through the restriction rod along the rail rod to increase the preciseness and stableness of the movement of the lifting element. The connecting frame is disposed between the base and the passive frame, wherein the connecting frame has two corresponding connecting rods and driving rods to form a supporting frame, so the passive frame and the base are balanced with each other through the connecting frame to increase the strength between the passive frame and the base and evenly distribute the pressure on the surface of the passive frame to prevent unsmooth adjustment of the passive frame due to single-sided pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: HUNG-CHUN CHANG
  • Publication number: 20140310870
    Abstract: A mobile hospital bassinet includes a lower platform having a plurality of wheels and an upper platform. A plurality of vertically-operable legs connects the upper platform to the lower platform. A control is in operable communication with the plurality of vertically-operable legs, wherein the control is configured to dispose the vertically-operable platform in a position relative to the lower platform. An infant basket is coupled with the upper platform, wherein a tilting mechanism is coupled to the upper platform and the infant basket to dispose the infant basket between a plurality of angles relative to the upper platform. A plurality of compartments of the infant basket is defined by an interior surface of the infant basket. A cabinet assembly coupled to an underside of the upper platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Tekna, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Gregory Czach, Bryce Kelly Porter
  • Patent number: 8856982
    Abstract: A bed assembly (1) has a stationary frame (2), which sits on a floor and supports the entire bed assembly. A central frame (4) moves in a first horizontal direction relative to the stationary frame, and is moveably supported by the stationary frame. An outer frame (8) moves in a second horizontal direction relative to the second frame, and is moveably supported by the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher George Kalivas
  • Patent number: 8856989
    Abstract: A stretcher includes a patient support, a base, a plurality of support members supporting the patient support relative to the base, which are adapted and arranged to raise or lower the base relative to the patient support, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is actuatable between a locked position wherein the locking mechanism locks the support members at a fixed height and an unlocked position wherein the support members are released from being locked at the fixed height so that the base or the patient support may be moved relative to the other. Further, the locking mechanism is configured to provide a stop for the support members and absorb energy from the support members are release and the support members engage the stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Cliff Lambarth, Steve Knipfel, Jason Kneen
  • Patent number: 8844071
    Abstract: A self-contained convertible bed and storage system is disclosed herein to accommodate the needs of various users by transforming into an assembly fit either for crib use or an assembly fit for bed use with storage capabilities. The self-contained convertible bed and storage system preferably comprises: a crib framework assembly; a mattress platform assembly; and a support system having a fourfold corner-support-system, a front sidewall support, and a rear sidewall support. The crib framework assembly and the mattress platform assembly are releasably attached one to another to form a multi-purpose changeable bed arrangement. The crib framework assembly, mattress platform assembly, support system may be arranged in combination to form a crib. Alternatively, the mattress platform assembly and support system may be arranged in combination to form a bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: David Samuel Alexander
  • Patent number: 8800983
    Abstract: An operating table column has a column part a head part, and a plurality of actuating drives that each comprise a first element and a second element that can be linearly adjusted relative to this first element and that acts upon the head part. The first element of a first actuating drive is connected to the column part, while the head part is pivotably connected to the second element of the first actuating drive. The first element of a second actuating drive is pivotably connected to the column part, whereby, the head part is pivotably connected to the second element of the second actuating drive. The first element of a third actuating drive is connected at a distance from the head part to the second element of the first actuating drive and the second element of the third actuating drive is connected to the head part via respective universal joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Koch, Rolf Revenus
  • Publication number: 20140196207
    Abstract: An impaired person care system which includes a reconfigurable powered wheelchair operating in conjunction with a segmented bed having a main bed section and multiple reconfigurable bed sections. The wheelchair has back, seat and leg sections configurable to an upright sitting position or a horizontal lying-down bed resting position. In the sitting position the wheelchair is positionable over a regular commode; in the lying-down position the wheelchair is positionable on the multiple reconfigurable bed sections and movable vertically in response to corresponding movement of the reconfigurable bed sections to the level of the main bed section. The wheelchair also has an opening in the seat section with allowing unobstructed passage of fecal waste from bowel movements when the wheelchair is positioned over the commode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Leonel E. Enriquez
  • Patent number: 8776284
    Abstract: A bed moveable from a lowered position to a raised position includes two pairs of guides. In each pair, one guide is oriented so as to be substantially vertical and the other guide is disposed at an angle to the first guide. A lift assembly is located in each guide. A support including a frame is coupled to the lift assemblies. A drive system moves the lift assemblies in two directions, thereby lowering and raising the support. As the support is raised, it moves from a substantially horizontal orientation to a non-horizontal orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Allied Recreation Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Jones
  • Publication number: 20140184225
    Abstract: A patient table includes a table body configured for bearing a patient, a connecting rod structure configured for supporting the table body, and a spring structure. The connecting rod structure is operable such that the table body may perform a lifting motion between a high position and a low position. Both ends of the spring structure are fixed. At least a first end of the spring structure is hinged to the connecting rod structure. The spring structure may be used for driving the lifting motion of the connecting rod structure and/or bearing the table body. The patient table may be used for nuclear magnetic resonance imaging equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ting Qiang Xue, Xu Yan
  • Publication number: 20140184409
    Abstract: A bed status system includes a patient support apparatus having a status, a location unit configured to provide a location to the patient support apparatus, and a bed status module coupled to the location unit and the patient support apparatus to receive the status and the location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140182058
    Abstract: A bed is provided that includes a foundation configured to be positioned on an underlying floor and a mattress assembly supported on and secured to the foundation. The mattress assembly includes a base layer and a body supporting portion. One or more internal plates are interposed between the base layer and the body supporting portion of the mattress assembly and are maintained at a fixed height relative to the underlying floor. The foundation and the mattress assembly are moveable between at least a first predetermined height and a second predetermined height relative to the underlying floor. As a result of the movement of the foundation and the mattress assembly between the first predetermined. height and the second predetermined height, the one or more internal plates apply pressure to and compress the body supporting portion of the mattress assembly, thus increasing the firmness of the body supporting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly Wood Chandler
  • Patent number: 8763178
    Abstract: An examination table is shown that is capable of being lowered to a relatively low height. The examination table includes a base, a lifting mechanism, an upper frame structure, and a patient support disposed on or supported directly or indirectly by the upper frame. The lifting mechanism interconnects the base with the upper frame structure. In order to reduce the height of the examination table when it assumes the lower position, the lifting mechanism is projected upwardly through a lower portion of the upper frame such that an upper portion of the lifting mechanism assumes a position in an open area of the upper frame. Once the upper portion of the lifting mechanism is projected into the upper frame, the lifting mechanism is attached to the upper frame such that the upper frame moves up and down as the lifting mechanism moves up and down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Martin Manufacturing Co., LLC
    Inventors: Willis E. Martin, Rodney Barr
  • Patent number: 8739329
    Abstract: A bed lifting apparatus comprising a base and a support frame connected by at least one linkage arm, the at least one linkage arm including at least one biasing arrangement arranged to maintain the base and the support frame in a spaced apart relationship, wherein, in use, when a bed is located on the support frame, the bed is maintained in a spaced apart relationship from a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Griffith Hack
    Inventor: John Koorey
  • Publication number: 20140137322
    Abstract: A patient handling device includes a deck for supporting a patient support surface, a controller, and a user interface. The user interface is actuatable by a user to record a state of a plurality of conditions of the patient handling device. The controller is in communication with the user interface and operable to monitor the plurality of conditions and to generate a first unified indication when all the conditions remain unchanged from their recorded state, and to generate a second indication when any of the conditions change from their recorded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: David Terrance Becker, Christopher John Hopper, Michael Joseph Hayes, Vivek Shankar, Richard C. Mayoras, JR.
  • Patent number: 8667628
    Abstract: A bed frame has a bed frame having side frame members and cross supports interconnecting the side frame members for supporting one of a mattress and box springs and an integrated roller system which actuates the bed frame between a first wheels up position rollers connected to said bed frame are operably disposed between said bed frame and a floor to ready mobility of the bed frame via the rollers and a second wheels down position such that the bed frame in is in contact with the floor without the rollers contacting the floor and is generally frictionally disposed to inhibit movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Unto Alarik Heikkila
  • Patent number: 8646126
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to an infant bed. The infant bed includes a chassis. A carriage moves relative to the chassis and includes a mattress support upon which a mattress can rest. A motorized control assembly enables a user to controllably move the carriage relative to the chassis. In one embodiment, the carriage includes a pair of end panels and a rear panel extending vertically upward from the mattress support. A front panel may be slidably mounted to the chassis to thereby contain the infant in the infant bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Starwove Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul E. Carta
  • Patent number: 8640278
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for altering a height of a baby playpen from the ground to a bottom of the baby playpen is disclosed. The adjustment mechanism includes a foldable skeleton, a seat fabric slideably put on the foldable skeleton to construct a plurality of side surface and a bottom surface for forming an accommodation space, and a height adjustment positioning mechanism disposed between the foldable skeleton and the seat fabric thereby altering the height of the bottom surface from the ground by adjusting the seat fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Lerado(Zhong Shan)Industrial Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Youn-Fu You, Ho-Sheng Chen, Ching-Hsing Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140007342
    Abstract: A continuously height adjustable mattress support and apparatus therefor is disclosed. The mattress support is vertically displaceable by means of at least one drive unit for applying a vertical force to a corresponding solely vertically displaceable driven component and is stabilized during vertical displacement by at least one stabilizing means connected thereto. The driven component is connected to, or is in supporting relation with, the mattress support, so that a height of the mattress support above a floor surface is settable and continuously adjustable by means of at least one actuator associated with the at least one drive unit. In one embodiment, a locking device for preventing displacement of the mattress support following inadvertent actuation of the at least one drive unit is employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Yehuda Cohen, Meir Gitelis
  • Publication number: 20130212803
    Abstract: An adjustable bed system includes first and second end boards. A first height adjustment mechanism is secured to the first end board via a first mounting member and a second height adjustment mechanism is secured to the second end board via a second mounting member. The second height adjustment mechanism is independent of the first height adjustment mechanism. An external housing member is engagable with one of the first and second mounting members. A transition box is operatively engagable with one of the first and second height adjustment mechanisms. The transition box is positioned within the external housing such that the transition box is substantially inhibited from rotation during height adjustment of the bed system. A drive shaft interconnects the transition box, at a first end thereof, and the other of the first and second height adjustment mechanisms, at a second end thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Drive Medical Design & Mfg.
  • Patent number: 8505138
    Abstract: An adjustable back platform device featuring a base panel having side wall extending from side edges, the walls being positioned generally parallel to one another; a hole disposed in both the first side panel and in the second side panel, the holes function as handles to allow the adjustable back platform device to be lifted; and a first adjustable leg, a second adjustable leg, and a third adjustable leg, each adjustable leg being disposed on a bottom surface of the base panel, the adjustable legs allow a distance between the base panel and a floor surface to be modified; wherein when a user lies atop the base panel, the back platform device functions to raise the user's back a certain distance off the floor surface so as to align the user's back with a bottom floor of a cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Inventors: Thomas Minichiello, Roberta Minichiello
  • Patent number: 8499378
    Abstract: A hollow pedestal bed end for a rise and fall patient's bed is made of reduced width to fold over the mattress frame and pass through a door opening. The inner faces of the paired bed ends each have a slot through which a mattress frame bracket projects. A wheeled carriage inside the bed end rides on an upright guide and the bracket projects from the guide. The rise and fall motion is supplied by a linear actuator whose small movements are multiplied by a third order lever. The frame is thus lifted by a pair of such pedestal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Maxi-Care Promotions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Beattie Kelly, David Bird
  • Patent number: 8484775
    Abstract: A crib wherein one end of the bed portion of the crib is hinged and the other end of the bed portion of the crib includes handles which protrude through the bedposts of the crib. Holes in the bedpost correspond to holes in the handles so that, when the unhinged end of bed portion is lifted vertically, a pin may be used to secure the unhinged portion, providing a desired angle of elevation to the bed portion of the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew S. Littlefield
  • Patent number: 8484774
    Abstract: A continuously height adjustable mattress support and apparatus therefor is disclosed. The mattress support is vertically displaceable by means of at least one drive unit for applying a vertical force to a corresponding solely vertically displaceable driven component and is stabilized during vertical displacement by at least one stabilizing means connected thereto. The driven component is connected to, or is in supporting relation with, the mattress support, so that a height of the mattress support above a floor surface is settable and continuously adjustable by means of at least one actuator associated with the at least one drive unit. In one embodiment, a locking device for preventing displacement of the mattress support following inadvertent actuation of the at least one drive unit is employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: M&J Srour Properties LLC
    Inventors: Yehuda Cohen, Meir Gitelis
  • Patent number: 8484779
    Abstract: A table suited for a stylist when styling hair of a deceased body is configured to hold the deceased body to allow hair to be styled. The table has a set of scissor-like supports with a foot-actuated control, thereby providing a means to adjustably elevate and lower the table. The table may also be angled via a pair of foot-actuated controls. A footrest at the table's base supports the deceased person along with a plurality of body securing straps. The table also comprises a separate platform for allowing the stylist to store products within and a neck support to further support the deceased body configuration resulting in optimum hairstyling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Sonja L. Bradwell
  • Patent number: 8479328
    Abstract: The adjustable bracket for a crib mattress platform includes a first embodiment having a slotted plate (26) attached to each rear corner post (20), (22) of the crib (10). Each plate (26) includes a series of lands (30) extending from the slot (28). A mattress platform corner bracket (42) attaches to each rear corner of the mattress platform (24), with a pin (50) extending from each corner bracket (42) and engaging the slot (28) of the corresponding corner post plate (26). The pin (50) selectively engages one land (30) of the corner post plate slot (28) to set the mattress platform height. A second embodiment includes two sliding sleeves (102) installed upon spaced apart vertical slats (104) of the crib rear wall (14). A mattress platform attachment bracket extends pivotally from each sleeve. The crib wall slats (104) have a series of receptacles (132), with locking pins (114) extending from the assemblies and engaging the receptacles (132, 134) to fix the height of the mattress platform as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Mark Srour, Joey Srour
  • Patent number: 8424135
    Abstract: An adjustable bed system includes first and second end boards. A first height adjustment mechanism is secured to the first end board via a first mounting member and a second height adjustment mechanism is secured to the second end board via a second mounting member. The second height adjustment mechanism is independent of the first height adjustment mechanism. An external housing member is engagable with one of the first and second mounting members. A transition box is operatively engagable with one of the first and second height adjustment mechanisms. The transition box is positioned within the external housing such that the transition box is substantially inhibited from rotation during height adjustment of the bed system. A drive shaft interconnects the transition box, at a first end thereof, and the other of the first and second height adjustment mechanisms, at a second end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Drive Medical Design & Mfg
    Inventor: Michael Serhan
  • Patent number: 8418283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an adjustable bed system including a bed frame that is adjustable in height. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the adjustable bed system includes first and second end boards each having an independent height adjustment mechanism. A frame assembly configured and dimensioned to be secured to the first end board at a first end thereof and to the second end board at a second end thereof includes a frame and a transition box. The transition box is secured to the frame at the first end thereof and is operatively engagable with the height adjustment mechanism of the first end board. A drive shaft adjustable between first and second lengths is coupled at a first end thereof to the transition box and at a second end thereof to the second end board to facilitate uniform height adjustment of the first and second end boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Drive Medical Design & Mfg.
    Inventors: Michael Serhan, Harvey Diamond
  • Publication number: 20120304378
    Abstract: A bed lifting system for lifting a bed comprises a bed lifting mechanism and a switch remotely located from the bed lifting mechanism. The switch is adapted to enable selective and remote actuation of the bed lifting mechanism. The mechanism can be provided in kit form through the use of frame connectors which can also improve the interconnection and interoperability of frame members of the mechanism. The mechanism may also comprise adjustable lands to accommodate varying bed types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: John Koorey
  • Patent number: 8321976
    Abstract: The present invention has a deck supported by at least one parallelogram. When two parallelograms are used, the first has first and second levers and a drag link, and the second has third and fourth levers and a second drag link. Each parallelogram is raised and collapsed with an actuator. The first lever and the fourth lever each have an arm with an interface. The actuators are pivotally and movably connected to the interfaces and pivotally connected to the drag links. The location of the actuators relative the interfaces is controlled with control arms. The control arms have ends that are connected to the respective drag link and each rotates at an offset circular path about a central point of the adjacent levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: GF Health Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John Edgerton
  • Patent number: 8291532
    Abstract: A lifting device for a patient support apparatus is provided. The patient support apparatus includes a frame and a lifting device coupled to the frame. The lifting device is configured to move the frame between a raised position and a lowered position. The lifting device includes a motor and at least two canisters. The motor is operably coupled to at least one of the canisters to rotate the canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hornbach, Darrell Metz
  • Patent number: 8245331
    Abstract: A crib frame includes a main frame, a mattress support frame located at the bottom end of the main frame with two width sides each having two anchor holes, and two sets of symmetrical first and second connection racks. The first and second connection racks respectively include a first bracing plate and a second bracing plate, a first upright plate and a second upright plate extended respectively and horizontally from the first and second bracing plates, and a first support plate and a second support plate extended respectively and vertically from a lower end of the first and second upright plates. The first and second support plates have respectively a first elongate adjustment slot and a second elongate adjustment slot. The first and second elongate adjustment slots are coupled with two anchor holes, thereby the mattress support frame with varying specifications can be at desired locations to improve safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Ching-Ying Chien Chen
  • Patent number: 8239983
    Abstract: Embodiments of a patient transport cot comprise a height adjustment component coupled to the patient transport cot and configured to raise or lower the cot to a plurality of heights. The patient transport cot further comprises an electronic height indicator coupled to the patient transport cot and comprising at least one height sensor, wherein each height sensor represents a target cot height. The electronic height indicator further comprises at least one visual display component coupled to the sensor, wherein the height sensor is triggered when the cot is adjusted to the target cot height setting represented by the height sensor. The triggering of the height sensor actuates the visual display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventor: Bob Chinn
  • Patent number: 8234729
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a mattress support attached to an end panel of adjustable height. The panel comprises a lower frame and a movable upper frame defining between them two spaced vertical uprights, of telescopic structure, an actuating cylinder, and an extension amplification mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Industries S.A.
    Inventors: Etienne Yvernault, Pascal Guguin
  • Patent number: 8209799
    Abstract: A gap protection device for an examining table includes a guide rail, a protecting chain and a rigid rope. The guide rail is fixed onto the non-moving part of the examining table. One end of the protecting chain is fixed onto the body of the examining table and is movable along the guide rail so as to cover the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table. The two ends of the rigid rope are respectively connected to the two ends of the protecting chain. When the examining table is moved, the closed loop formed by the protecting chain and the rigid rope circulates synchronously under the drive of the examining table, such that the protecting chain covers the gap between the body and the non-moving part of the examining table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hong Shang, Ning Tao Yang, Xiang Zhang, Ping Zhu
  • Publication number: 20120060276
    Abstract: A height adjustable bed framework 12 includes a base frame 24, an elevatable frame 30, a lift chain 50 and a power module 52. The lift chain is connected to the base frame or the elevatable frame and the power module is connected to the other frame. The power module includes an energy converter such as an electric motor 90, a planetary gear train 110 driven by the energy converter and a chain driver, such as a sprocket 160, engaged with the lift chain and driven by the planetary gear train.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: John K. Heidlage, David W. Hornbach, Stephen Hutchison
  • Patent number: 8123685
    Abstract: In order to provide a simple and reliable monitoring technique for a number of different parameters of a patient in a bed (2), a system (1) is provided, said system (1) comprising: at least one first sensor device (25) adapted to measure a first force component acting in a first direction (12), said first force component corresponding to a first parameter of the patient, at least one second sensor device (36) adapted to measure a second force component acting in a second direction (13, 14), said second force component corresponding to a second parameter of the patient, and a data device (16) adapted to acquire the measured data from the at least one first sensor device (25) and the at least one second sensor device (36) and to process those data in order to provide information about the number of parameters of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Andreas Brauers, Ralf Dorscheid, Frank Johnen
  • Publication number: 20120042447
    Abstract: An adjustment mechanism for altering a height of a baby playpen from the ground to a bottom of the baby playpen is disclosed. The adjustment mechanism includes a foldable skeleton, a seat fabric slideably put on the foldable skeleton to construct a plurality of side surface and a bottom surface for forming an accommodation space, and a height adjustment positioning mechanism disposed between the foldable skeleton and the seat fabric thereby altering the height of the bottom surface from the ground by adjusting the seat fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: LERADO(ZHONG SHAN)INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Youn-Fu YOU, Ho-Sheng CHEN, Ching-Hsing KUO
  • Patent number: 8096007
    Abstract: A lifting column comprising two or more telescopically arranged column elements, where each column element comprises at least two column sub-elements arranged symmetrically on either side of a first vertical plane, one set of sub-column elements closer to the plane than the other set of sub-elements, where the outer sub-elements are slidingly connected to adjacent inner sub-elements by means of guiding sledges, and further where each column sub-element comprises at least two pulley wheels, one upper and one lower, and further where one first continuous flexible member runs from an upper pulley wheel of a first sub-element to a lower pulley wheel on an adjacent sub-element, so that the first flexible member runs on the upper or lower pulley wheels of the innermost sub-elements on either side of the vertical plane, and that the flexible member is shortened or lengthened by rolling at least one end of the flexible member around a drive wheel on a rotatable axle of an actuating motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: NRT-Nordisk Røntgen Teknik A/S
    Inventors: Dick Daniel Dyreby, Mogens Soele Eriksen
  • Patent number: 8074308
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for supporting and/or stabilizing a patient can help to position a patient relative to a therapeutic laser beam, for example, inhibiting motion or deflection during a refractive procedure on the eyes, and the like. A stabilizing structural member can support a chair or other patient support near shoulders of the patient, and the member may remain stationary while the chair is driven in a horizontal plane by a linkage. Often, a nominal patient center of gravity is located between the support member and a portion of the patient support which is supported by the linkage to reduce cantilever effects. The member may be rigidly attached to a vertical motion stage which moves the chair at an angle, for example at an angle normal to the horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: AMO Manufacturing USA, LLC.
    Inventors: Mark Brinkerhoff, Tom Kowalski, Shandon Alderson
  • Publication number: 20110296607
    Abstract: There is provided a control system for an adjustable height bed, the adjustable height bed having a raised position and a lowered position, the control system comprising an input for receiving signals from a sensor located in the adjustable height bed; and a processor for processing the received signals to determine the status of a user relative to the bed and for generating control signals for adjusting the bed to the raised position or to the lowered position on the basis of the determined status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Kurt Stadlthanner, Andreas Brauers, Kai Eck