Side Guard Patents (Class 5/425)
  • Patent number: 9549865
    Abstract: A surgical positioning system includes a flexible air-impermeable shell filled with beads that is wrapped against the patient and subjected to a vacuum to hold the patient in place. An air-impermeable top wall can be joined with an air-impermeable bottom wall to define a plurality of chambers. Each of the chambers can include a peripheral edge that extends around the periphery of the respective chamber. The plurality of chambers can include a first shoulder chamber, a second shoulder chamber, and a main chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene L. Hiebert
  • Patent number: 9237812
    Abstract: A bodily cushion assembly for retaining a user's arms and legs within a chair such that said assembly prevents bruising from occurring on the user's arms and legs includes a pad that may be positionable on a chair. The user sits on the pad after the pad is positioned on the chair. A plurality of bolsters is coupled to an outer edge of the pad. The plurality of bolsters retains the user's arms and legs on the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventors: Lena Cordell, David Cordell
  • Patent number: 9072638
    Abstract: An occupant support such as a bed 20 includes an articulable deck 34 having an upper body section 44 and a section 46 or 74 longitudinally adjacent to the upper body section. The upper body section is pivotable relative to the adjacent section about a laterally extending upper pivot axis. The upper body section may be pivoted to angular orientations between a substantially flat angular orientation and a maximum angular orientation. A siderail 86 affixed to the upper body section, includes a grip 102 having an ascending orientation relative to the upper body section. The grip is longitudinally bounded by a siderail back portion 106 located behind the grip and a siderail front portion 110 located in front of the grip. At least part of the front portion has a non-ascending orientation relative to the upper body section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert M. Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20140338124
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support is provided. The user module is coupled to a patient support barrier, such as a siderail or a footboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Carl William Riley, James L. Walke, Brian T. Wiggins, Jack B. Wilker, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8850639
    Abstract: A latch mechanism for a siderail assembly comprises a handle, a link assembly, and a pin. The handle is configured to be moved between a first position and a second position. The link assembly is coupled to the handle and configured to move between a latch position and an unlatch position as a function of the movement of the handle. The pin is configured to be engaged by the link assembly and is configured to rotate from a first rotational orientation to a second rotational orientation to disengage the link assembly from the pin when a false latching condition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian T. Wiggins
  • Patent number: 8800079
    Abstract: Bed cover holders having first sections that slide under and between a mattress and a box spring and second sections including upturned ends that are slidably secured to the first sections permitting the holder to telescope between extended and retracted positions are described. The upturned ends of the holders are positioned flush against the end of the mattress when retracted. The holders can be extended to form a shelf where bedding including pillows can be placed when the bed is in use. In at least one variation, the first and second sections comprise nesting tubular structures to facilitate the telescoping arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Inventor: Doreen Eubank
  • Patent number: 8752220
    Abstract: A patient support system, such as a bed, stretcher, wheelchair or the like, has an electronic control system and a user interface. The electronic control system and the user interface control bed functions, such as articulation of the head, seat, and leg sections of the bed deck, and control and/or monitor the operation of medical equipment, such as heart rate monitors, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, sequential compression therapy devices, chest wall oscillation devices, respiratory therapy devices, blood oxygen monitors, and the like. In some embodiments, the electronic control system and user interface communicate with patient personal digital devices, such as audio players, computers, and phones. The user interface is on the headboard, footboard, and/or on a siderail of the bed in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter H. Soderberg, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Timothy A. Stanley
  • Patent number: 8745786
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill Andrienko, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8745785
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a person support assembly, and a siderail. The person-support assembly is coupled to the frame and is configured to rotate about a first rotational axis with respect to the frame between a first position and a second position. The siderail is movably coupled to the person support assembly and configured to move therewith. The siderail is in a first angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the first position and in a second angular orientation with respect to the frame when the person support assembly is in the second position. The first angular orientation is substantially the same as the second angular orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8745781
    Abstract: A crib is provided that includes a drop gate that pivots relative to a stationary portion of a wall from an open position to a closed position. The crib may include a hinge that in the closed position of the drop gate forms a cavity therein that has a height that is sufficiently large to enable a finger of a child to extend into the cavity to be adjacent a pivot axis of the hinge, without being pinched by the hinge. Also, the crib may include a stop surface of a latch device that contacts a projection in a cavity of a striker plate to prevent pivoting of the drop gate into an interior space of the crib. The cavity in the striker plate may include sufficiently large spaces above and below the projection to receive a finger of a child therein without the finger being pinched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Foundations Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Biter, David E. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8713727
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Stephen E. Hutchison, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Brian T. Wiggins, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8689372
    Abstract: A perimeter panel for a person-support apparatus comprises a panel body and a handle. The panel body includes a perimeter edge. The handle is movably coupled to the panel body and configured to move between a storage position and a deployed position. The handle forms a portion of the perimeter edge of the panel body when the handle is in the storage position and extends from the panel body in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8677528
    Abstract: A siderail system of a patient support apparatus includes a siderail having a siderail opening formed therein. A sanitizer container is positioned within the siderail opening. The sanitizer container contains a sanitizer substance therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Hookway, Dawn Michelle Riley, G. Brent Fagan, Dennis James Gallant, Charles A. Howell, Jack Barney Sing
  • Patent number: 8661581
    Abstract: A crib liner is provided for a crib that includes a plurality of sides and four corner posts. The liner includes a body that has a pair of opposing first panel sections for placement along two sides and a pair of opposing second panel sections for placement along the other two sides. Each panel section is defined by a top edge and an opposite bottom edge, wherein a length of the top edge is different than a length of the bottom edge for each of the panel sections. The body is configured for placement inside of the crib along inner surface of the sides of the crib. The liner is attached to the inside of the crib by a plurality of fasteners, each fastener being configured to attach around one corner post for securely attaching the liner body to the crib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joel Kaplan, Richard White, Jonathan Daugherty, Deborah Ashworth
  • Patent number: 8661588
    Abstract: A slip cover for a crib mattress. The slip cover preferably comprises a mattress cover with a zippered end through which the crib mattress is easily insertable. Attached to one end of the mattress cover is a bolster, which may comprise a bolster cover and a foam insert. In most applications, the bolster will be generally U-shaped and will comprise an inclined back section and two arms. The slip cover allows continued use of a crib mattress after it is no longer needed in a crib or toddler bed. When placed on a standard crib mattress, the slip cover with its attached bolster forms an ideal portable toddler bed. Alternately, the slip cover converts the mattress into a child-sized chaise lounge ideal for reading or watching television. Still further, the slip-covered mattress may be used as a pet bed, especially for a large breed dog or for multiple smaller dogs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Jamie S. Leach
  • Patent number: 8650682
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame and a siderail coupled to the frame for movement between raised and lowered positions. The patient support apparatus has a display screen that, in one embodiment, is coupled to the siderail and in another embodiment is coupled to the frame with a flexible arm. The display screen displays a first graphical user interface when the display screen is positioned at a first position and a second graphical user interface when the display screen is positioned at a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred J. Herman
  • Patent number: 8646128
    Abstract: A crib bumper is provided for a crib that includes a plurality of spaced support elements and four corner posts. The bumper includes at least one panel that is configured to at least seat against the inner surfaces of the spaced support elements and a corner post attachment member that is coupled to the panel. The corner post attachment member defines a pocket that receives one corner post and permits the corner post attachment member to surround and be securely attached to the one corner post. The corner post attachment member has free edges that are attached to one another by means of a first fastener and includes a means for adjusting and changing at least one dimension of the corner post attachment member to provide a secure attachment of the corner post attachment member to the corner post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corp.
    Inventors: Joel Kaplan, Jonathan Daugherty, Deborah Ashworth, Richard White
  • Patent number: 8646130
    Abstract: A body support assembly includes a body support having a head portion, a middle portion, and a foot portion. The body support assembly also includes a foundation underlying and supporting the body support proximate an edge of the body support at one of the head and foot portions, and a bracket coupled to the foundation and slideable between first and second positions at different distances with respect to the edge of the body support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tempur-Pedic Management, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed F. Alzoubi, Stephen Switzer
  • Patent number: 8631524
    Abstract: A patient support incorporates a lying surface and at least one siderail on at least one side of the support. The siderails are operable between a raised position, an intermediate position, and a lowered position. The siderails are biased along a first range of motion by a first biasing member, and are biased along a second range of motion by a second biasing member. In the intermediate position, the siderails may define a gap through which a patient can ingress or egress the bed. In the raised and intermediate positions, the siderails may define gaps between each other and/or between the siderails and a headboard and footboard, that are sufficiently small to prevent accidental egress, and sufficiently large to prevent pinching and entrapment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Stanley T. Palmatier, Christopher J. Siler
  • Patent number: 8631525
    Abstract: A bed rail having an operating position at one of the sides of a bed and a stored position between a mattress and box spring of the bed. To take down the bed rail, a guard frame portion is disengaged from a base frame portion, then the guard frame portion is pivoted and slid into the base frame portion. To set up the bed rail, the guard frame portion can be slid out of the base frame portion, pivoted relative to the base frame portion, then engaged to the base frame portion and into the operating position at a side of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Flannery
  • Patent number: 8621688
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support coupled to the guide to move relative to the guide, and a barrier coupled to the guide. The barrier is movable between a lowered position, wherein the barrier is situated substantially below a frame of a patient support apparatus, and a raised position, wherein the barrier is situated substantially above the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Kirill Andrienko
  • Patent number: 8607388
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a deck, a headrail, and an entertainment system. The deck has a head end, a foot end spaced from the head end, a first side extending from the head end to the foot end, and a second side spaced from the first side and extending from the head end to the foot end. The headrail is coupled to the deck and extends along the first side of the deck near the head end of the deck. The entertainment system includes a user input and a projection device coupled to the headrail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph P. Flanagan, Christopher D. Newport
  • Publication number: 20130318710
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a frame, a patient support coupled to the frame, a plurality of casters and a wheel coupled to the frame, a motor coupled to the wheel and operable to rotate the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along a floor, and an electrical system comprising a controller configured to signal operation of the motor to rotate the wheel to propel the patient support apparatus along the floor. The electrical system further includes user inputs adjacent at least one end of the frame and adjacent at least one side of the frame. The user inputs including forward and reverse switches that are engaged to determine whether the patient support apparatus is propelled in a forward direction or a rearward direction, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Hamberg, Robert M. Zerhusen, Christian H. Reinke
  • Publication number: 20130318720
    Abstract: A patient support, such as a bed, can include a frame, a patient support deck coupled to the frame and configured to support a patient, and wheels coupled to the frame to support the patient support on a floor. A securing device can removably fasten the patient support to the floor. A guard structure coupled to the frame can include a substantially continuous body as well as a gripping portion for the patient and attendant. A controller can enable functionality of the patient support in response to an access control device being unlocked. A brake pedal can be removable from the patient support by an attendant. In another embodiment, the patient support can include a frame configured to be supported by the floor, a non-articulating patient support deck supported by the frame, side panels extending from the patient support deck to the floor, and restraint loops on opposite sides of the patient support deck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Connell, Richard Roussy, Steven Bakker, Jason Cerny, Christopher George
  • Patent number: 8593284
    Abstract: A method and system of reporting the status of a bed (12) whose occupant is at risk of an undesired event, includes indicating that the occupant is at risk of the undesired event and operating a lamp module (42) to signify a satisfactory status or an unsatisfactory status of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan R. Tallent, William Gifford Pittenger, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, James L. Walke
  • Patent number: 8578531
    Abstract: Assist handle assemblies and beds with an assist handle assembly are presented herein. In one embodiment, an assist handle assembly includes a mounting frame for attaching to a support platform. A first support arm is pivotably attached to the mounting frame to rotate about a first axis. A second support arm is pivotably attached to the mounting frame to rotate about a second axis, which is different from the first axis. The first and second support arms remain substantially parallel while rotating about respective axes between various positions. In another embodiment, a bed assembly includes a bed frame with a mounting frame attached thereto. First and second support arms are pivotably attached to the mounting frame at first and second locations, respectively, to rotate between raised and lowered positions. A handle with an arcuate body is pivotably attached to the first and second support arms, maintaining a constant concave-down orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan S. Abernathey, Vishwanath A. Bhave
  • Patent number: 8572775
    Abstract: A crib is provided that includes a drop gate that pivots relative to a stationary portion of a wall from an open position to a closed position. The crib may include a hinge that in the closed position of the drop gate forms a cavity therein that has a height that is sufficiently large to enable a finger of a child to extend into the cavity to be adjacent a pivot axis of the hinge, without being pinched by the hinge. Also, the crib may include a stop surface of a latch device that contacts a projection in a cavity of a striker plate to prevent pivoting of the drop gate into an interior space of the crib. The cavity in the striker plate may include sufficiently large spaces above and below the projection to receive a finger of a child therein without the finger being pinched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Foundations Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Biter, David E. Campbell
  • Patent number: 8561226
    Abstract: An MRI transfer table is provided for transporting a patient and transferring a patient to an MRI table associated with an MRI apparatus. The MRI transfer table includes a mobile frame, a patient support and a series of connectors for detachably connecting the patient support to the mobile frame. In use, the MRI transfer table is aligned with the MRI apparatus and the MRI table is projected underneath the patient support of the MRI transfer table. The patient support is disconnected from the mobile frame and allowed to rest on the MRI table. Thereafter the mobile frame is moved from the MRI apparatus and the MRI table with the patient support thereon retracted into the MRI apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Martin Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Barr, Michael Bruce Wiggin
  • Publication number: 20130253291
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes one or more readers and/or sensing devices to receive data that can be use to verify the identity of persons or objects, such as patients, caregivers, and medications. The sensing devices may include, for example, a biometric sensor, a physiological sensor, a bar code reader, a camera, a microphone, or a combination thereof. The patient support apparatus may use identity verification information obtained from these devices for a number of different purposes, including, for example, managing the delivery of therapy, medication, or treatment to a patient associated with the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HILL-ROM SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, David L. Ribble, Todd P. O'Neal, Christopher K. Lack, James M. Allen, Thomas F. Heil
  • Publication number: 20130232690
    Abstract: A patient support is provided. The patient support is configurable to support a patient in a horizontal position and a seated position. The patient support includes a back section, and a thigh section coupled to the back section. The patient support also includes an adjustment member coupled to the thigh section. The adjustment member is movable to lengthen the thigh section. The patient support also includes a foot section coupled to the adjustment member. The foot section is pivotable into a first position substantially parallel to the thigh section to a second position substantially perpendicular to the thigh section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. HORNBACH, Scott A. SCHULTZ, Virgil J. NIESE
  • Patent number: 8499384
    Abstract: A pendant assembly includes a pendant and a tether. The pendant and tether are configured so that the tether can be removed from the pendant when the pendant is secured to a person-support apparatus, and so that the tether remains attached to the pendant when the pendant is removed from the person-support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8484778
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a first siderail body and a second siderail body. The second siderail body is movably coupled to the first siderail body and configured to rotate between a first position and a second position with respect to the first siderail body about a rotational axis passing through the first siderail body. The second siderail body is positioned above the first siderail body in the first position and below the first siderail body in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Stephen Hutchison
  • Patent number: 8464380
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a bed frame having a head end and a foot end and control circuitry carried by the bed frame. The control circuitry receives information about conditions of the patient support apparatus. A light is coupled to the bed frame adjacent the foot end and is coupled to the control circuitry. The light is in a first state when the patient support apparatus is operating normally and the light is in a second state when the control circuitry detects an alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Bobey, Stephen L. Douglas, Eric R. Meyer, Jonathan H. Mueller, Robert Petrosenko, Stephen R. Schulte, Andrew F. Skinner, Michael Z. Sleva, Richard B. Stacy, Daniel K. Stevens, Mayur Yermaneni
  • Patent number: 8429771
    Abstract: An easy-access over-the-bed bassinet especially useful in hospitals for new mothers and babies. The bassinet has a barrier to prevent the infant from rolling off a sleeping platform, and one portion or wall of the barrier is convertible to permit a mother to reach in and cradle the infant, for breast-feeding for example. The convertible portion has a restoring mechanism such as a spring force or weighted arm to transform it back to its original barrier position upon removal of the weight of the mother's arms. The convertible portion may be a wall surrounding the sleeping platform that translates vertically into a frame, or pivot about a bottom edge, or pivot underneath the sleeping platform. The entire sleeping platform may tilt about a horizontal axis, and may rotate about a vertical axis for ease of positioning relative to the mother.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Patricia Long
  • Patent number: 8418287
    Abstract: A patient care apparatus includes a bed to support a patient. The bed has a side rail with a cavity. The patient care apparatus also includes an infusion unit having a medical treatment control unit, a medical treatment line, and a medication container to contain medication. The medical treatment line is coupled to the medication container to conduct medication from the medication container to the patient. The medical treatment control unit and the medication container are positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8413270
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a guide, a support frame coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a barrier coupled to the support frame and movable therewith. The siderail assembly further includes a handle coupled to the barrier to move between a first position and a second position relative to the barrier. The siderail assembly may include electronic controls to change the position or limit movement of various portions of a patient support apparatus on which the siderail assembly may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8387179
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a first siderail, and a second siderail. The frame includes a first support section and a second support section. The first support section is configured to pivot between a first support position and a second support position with respect to the second support section. The first siderail is coupled to the first support section and configured to move therewith. The second siderail is coupled to the frame and is configured to move along the frame between a first position and a second position. The second siderail is configured to be positioned adjacent to the second support section in the first position, and adjacent to the first support section and below the first siderail in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Patent number: 8365324
    Abstract: A bed rail having an operating position at one of the sides of a bed and a stored position between a mattress and box spring of the bed. To take down the bed rail, a guard frame portion is disengaged from a base frame portion, then the guard frame portion is pivoted and slid into the base frame portion. To set up the bed rail, the guard frame portion can be slid out of the base frame portion, pivoted relative to the base frame portion, then engaged to the base frame portion and into the operating position at a side of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Flannery
  • Patent number: 8353070
    Abstract: A collapsible rail system for attachment to a variety of surfaces such as a fluoroscopy or radiographic table and easily extended into a raised position or retracted into a lowered position which is flush with the surface. The collapsible rail system generally includes an upper rail, a lower rail and a plurality of post members, wherein each of the post members is pivotally connected to both the upper rail and the lower rail so as to allow the upper rail to collapse onto the lower rail. The lock plate is positioned within a lower channel of the lower rail for locking the rail assembly in an upright position. One or more brackets are provided for removably attaching the rail assembly to a table such as a fluoroscopy or radiographic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2013
    Inventor: Cameron S. Johnsen
  • Publication number: 20120311783
    Abstract: A medical air mattress has a mattress body, a lower bedspread, an upper bedspread and a guardrail unit. The mattress body is formed by multiple air cells parallel arranged in an air cell row. The upper bedspread covers the mattress body and has two guardrail sleeves formed on the upper bedspread. The guardrail unit has multiple guardrail air cells mounted respectively in the guardrail sleeves. Since the guardrail sleeves are formed on the upper bedspread, the guardrail sleeves from each opposite side of the upper bedspread will draw each other to maintain the guardrail sleeves in position when pressed. Therefore, the guardrail sleeves do not fall down when pressed to remain providing optimal protection purpose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: PICARD HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuang-Neng CHIANG, Hsiu-Lun LIANG
  • Publication number: 20120291199
    Abstract: A patient care apparatus includes a bed to support a patient. The bed has a side rail with a cavity. The patient care apparatus also includes an infusion unit having a medical treatment control unit, a medical treatment line, and a medication container to contain medication. The medical treatment line is coupled to the medication container to conduct medication from the medication container to the patient. The medical treatment control unit and the medication container are positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Dennis J. Gallant, Dennis M. Lanci, Carl W. Riley
  • Patent number: 8312577
    Abstract: The invention relates to a side grate for a bed, particularly for a hospital bed and/or a nursing bed. In order to provide a side grate configured in a novel manner, the invention provides a side grate that is supported on a support post (34) of the bed in a height adjustable manner on the end, and in a freestanding manner on the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Spiroplex GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Bock
  • Publication number: 20120284920
    Abstract: A plurality of angled members that are positionable between a bed's mattress and box spring to prevent a pet from falling off or of being accidentally pushed off a bed. The angled member positioned at the foot of the bed extends from one side to the other whether twin, queen or king sized mattress with the side angled members positioned on opposing sides of the bed with each adjacently fastened to the foot member by means of at least one bracket. The vertical portion of the angled members sufficiently extends above the planar top surface of the mattress to form a barrier to prevent the aforementioned accidents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Esposito
  • Patent number: 8307477
    Abstract: Bed rail for children, comprising a grid element being releasably attachable, wherein the grid element, in an attached state, is extending along an edge of a bed above a resting area, wherein the grid element can be releasably connected with a mounting base via a locking member, the mounting base being positionable under the resting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Indowoods S.A.
    Inventor: Sebastien Boucquey
  • Patent number: 8296882
    Abstract: A plurality of angled members that are positionable between a bed's mattress and box spring to prevent a pet from falling off or of being accidentally pushed off a bed. The angled member positioned at the foot of the bed extends from one side to the other whether twin, queen or king sized mattress with the side angled members positioned on opposing sides of the bed with each adjacently fastened to the foot member by means of at least one bracket. The vertical portion of the angled members sufficiently extends above the planar top surface of the mattress to form a barrier to prevent the aforementioned accidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Esposito
  • Patent number: 8296883
    Abstract: Side barrier retractable bed made up of parallel bars (e.g. 14, 15, 16) that may be retracted to a low position along the length of the bed. To minimize the height of the barrier when in the low position, at least two of the bars (15 and 16) have profiles and positions to allow that they fit together lengthwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua W. Shenk, Jean Bernard Duvert, Mickael Maho, Jean Luc Guillemot
  • Patent number: 8281432
    Abstract: A crib bumper (23) includes a mattress-receiving base (40), and a continuous sidewall or row of bumper elements (50) attached to, and extending upright relative to, the base (40) encircling and defining a mattress-receiving opening (51) into a mattress-receiving area (51A) formed by base (40). A supporting spine (71) is coupled between the base (40) and each of the bumper elements (50) maintaining the bumper elements (50) upright relative to the base (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: BKD Acquisition, Inc.
    Inventor: Rebecca M. Finell
  • Publication number: 20120233774
    Abstract: A pendant assembly includes a pendant and a tether. The pendant and tether are configured so that the tether can be removed from the pendant when the pendant is secured to a person-support apparatus, and so that the tether remains attached to the pendant when the pendant is removed from the person-support apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Patent number: 8261381
    Abstract: A safety bed including a bed frame with a head board, side boards and a footboard, pivotally attached guard members, and a vertically adjustable mattress support structure which is attached to the side boards. The mattress support structure is capable of being lowered within the confines of the bed frame to prevent a patient from crawling out of the safety bed. The mattress support structure capable of being raised within the bed frame to grant a health care provider access to the patient. The raising and lowering of the mattress support frame does not affect height of the side boards or guard members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Sleep Safe Beds, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph H. Hallock, Gregg Weinschreider
  • Patent number: 8239986
    Abstract: A siderail assembly includes a frame, a link mechanism coupled to the frame and movable between first and second positions, and a panel coupled to the linkage and movable therewith between a first position and a second position. The link mechanism is configured to provide compound motion such that the siderail panel follows specific path. The siderail may include electronic controls to limit the movement of the linkage based on the position of the siderail assembly and various portions of a patient-support apparatus on which the siderail may be positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, David W. Hornbach, Brian T. Wiggins, Darrell L. Metz