Adjustable In Place Patents (Class 5/428)
  • Patent number: 10932590
    Abstract: A bed rail having a guard frame that prevents a child from rolling off a bed and a pair of legs that extend between the mattress and box spring. The guard frame swings between up and down positions and is pivotally connected to the legs via a first junction. A second junction locks the guard frame to the legs. The second junction includes a rotatable seat that engages a pin extending from the guard frame. The bed rail further includes a strap that engages a proximal end of a leg, a distal end of the leg, and an anchor, which engages the side of the bed opposite of the bed rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Porter R. Million
  • Patent number: 10918546
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, such as a hospital bed, includes an alert light assembly or an alert light module having separate zones that are individually illuminated to convey information regarding respective alert conditions. The zones each have indicia related to a particular condition of the patient support apparatus. The illuminated zones are each sufficiently large so as to be seen from afar, such as on the order of ten feet or more. Alternatively or additionally, a GUI of the patient support apparatus displays alert indicia as part of a screen saver. Further alternatively or additionally, the patient support apparatus illuminates an alert light in a manner indicating an optimal time for taking a patient's vital signs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Keith R. Kubicek, John D. Christie, Timothy A. Lane, II, Brandon P. Fisk
  • Patent number: 10674837
    Abstract: A bed rail having a guard frame that prevents a child from rolling off a bed and a pair of legs that extend between the mattress and box spring. The guard frame swings between up and down positions and is pivotally connected to the legs via a first junction. A second junction locks the guard frame to the legs. The second junction includes a rotatable seat that engages a pin extending from the guard frame. The bed rail further includes a strap that engages a proximal end of a leg, a distal end of the leg, and an anchor, which engages the side of the bed opposite of the bed rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Regalo International, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Flannery, Porter R. Million
  • Patent number: 9629768
    Abstract: A siderail 52 comprises a rail 70 having a lower edge 72 extending longitudinally from a head end 74 to a foot end 76, and a longitudinally outer link 80 comprising a head side outer link segment 82 and a foot side outer link segment 84. Each segment is connected to the rail at a joint OR and connected to a host frame 28 at a joint OF. The siderail also includes an inner link 110 longitudinally intermediate the outer link segments and connected to the rail at a joint IR and to the host frame at a joint IF. The head side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the head end of the rail lower edge 72 toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link. The foot side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the foot end of the rail lower edge 72 toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T Wiggins, Richard H Heimbrock
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140283300
    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: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Kirill ANDRIENKO, Richard H. HEIMBROCK, Robert M. ZERHUSEN
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 8732875
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20140059764
    Abstract: The present invention is an adjustable height bed side guard device and method to reduce the risk of a child from falling out of bed while sleeping and to help wean or transition a child away from needing a bed side guard. The bed side guard height can be reduced or raised in set intervals, providing a simple, step-by-step process to help a child become accustomed to and confident about being in a bed without a bed rail. The device comprises at least one elongated bolster with two or more connected layers that are assembled on top of a conventional mattress and secured in operative position along one side of the mattress by a conventional mattress pad or fitted bed sheet covering the mattress and the bolster and tucked under the mattress. Multiple devices may be used to provide further security on all sides of a bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher William Sommer
  • Patent number: 8646131
    Abstract: A siderail comprises a rail having a lower edge extending longitudinally from a head end to a foot end, and a longitudinally outer link comprising a head side outer link segment and a foot side outer link segment. Each segment is connected to the rail at a joint OR and connected to a host frame at a joint OF. The siderail also includes an inner link longitudinally intermediate the outer link segments and connected to the rail at a joint IR and to the host frame at a joint IF. The head side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the head end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link. The foot side outer link segment extends longitudinally from approximately the foot end of the rail lower edge toward the inner link without longitudinally overlapping the inner link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Brian T. Wiggins
  • 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: 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: 8607389
    Abstract: A bed frame attachable transfer bar preferably includes a rail attachment member, a lengthwise member, an adjustment member, a second rail attachment member, a second lengthwise member and at least one transfer bar. The first and second rail attachment members include a rail bracket, a lengthwise member receiver and a transfer bar receiver. A deck portion of a bed frame is retained by the first and second rail brackets. The lengthwise members are retained by the lengthwise member receivers. One end of the adjustment bar is retained by the other end of the lengthwise member with a first fastener. The other end of the adjustment bar is retained by the second lengthwise member with a second fastener. Each transfer bar preferably includes a hand ring and a support post. The support post is received by a single transfer bar receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Michael F. Kunde
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130239327
    Abstract: A siderail assembly configured to move between a storage position and a deployed position comprises a base, a siderail body, and a movement mechanism. The a base is configured to coupled to a person support apparatus. The siderail body includes a biasing portion configured to bias the siderail body toward the storage position. The movement mechanism is coupled to the base and the siderail body and is configured to move the siderail body between the deployed position and the storage position. The movement mechanism engages the biasing portion as the movement mechanism moves the siderail body from the storage position toward the deployed position. The movement mechanism overcomes the bias of the biasing portion to move the siderail body to the deployed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Pascal Lemonnier, Philippe Legros, Pascal Guguin
  • Patent number: 8453283
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130086746
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a lowered position below the deck. The siderail assembly includes a linkage coupled to the frame to move between the raised and the lowered positions and a barrier coupled to the linkage to move therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Irvin J. VANDERPOHL
  • 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: 8381337
    Abstract: An endboard for a person-support apparatus comprises an endboard assembly including a first endboard body rotatably coupled to a frame and a second endboard body rotatably coupled to the first endboard body by a locking mechanism. The second endboard body is configured to be movable between a storage position and a deployed position with respect to the first endboard body. The locking mechanism is configured to selectively maintain the second endboard body in at least one of the storage position and the deployed position with respect to the first endboard body. The second endboard body is configured to assist a person during at least one of ingress and egress to/from the frame when the second endboard body is in the deployed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Jack Barney Sing
  • Patent number: 8370978
    Abstract: A hospital bed is equipped with a patient mobility aid device having at least one adjustable lateral grip that aids the patient in performing certain movements such as entering or exiting the bed. The patient mobility aid device includes a support crossmember having a length oriented along a width of the bed. Couplers at the ends of the crossmember attach to frame elements of the bed. The crossmember houses at least one arm to which the adjustable lateral grip is coupled. The at least one arm extends and retracts with respect to the crossmember.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom S.A.S.
    Inventor: Jean-Bernard Duvert
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 8296884
    Abstract: A gap-filler for a patient-support apparatus comprises a barrier panel, a first coupler coupled to the barrier panel and a second coupler coupled to the barrier panel and configured to engage a siderail of the patient-support apparatus such that the gap-filler is movable relative to the siderail as the siderail moves between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard H. Heimbrock
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120192352
    Abstract: An occupant support apparatus 10 includes a frame 12 and an occupant support deck 14 above which an occupant is supportable. A siderail 22 has a raised position in which at least a portion of the siderail is higher in elevation than the support deck. The siderail includes a recess 42. The apparatus also includes a control unit 44 having user inputs configured to be engaged by a user. The unit is movable relative to the siderail between a first position in which at least a majority of the patient control unit is received in the recess and a second position in which at least a majority of the unit resides outside the recess and extends past a siderail perimeter. In one embodiment the unit has an upper portion 50, and a base. The upper portion is pivotable about an axis relative to the base and is separable therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H Heimbrock, Todd P. O'Neal
  • Patent number: 8205280
    Abstract: A bed comprises a head end, a foot end, first and second sides and a deck which includes, a head section and a foot section. The head section is pivotable. Head end and foot end barriers (5?, 5) are positioned along one of the sides, and both barriers are adapted to move between raised and lowered positions. The head end barrier is moveable with the head section as the head section pivots. When both barriers are raised 1) the foot end barrier (5) extends footwardly beyond the head end barrier (5?), 2) a portion of the head end barrier and a portion of the foot end barrier overlap each other over a portion of their longitudinal extents at all pivoted positions of the head end barrier, and 3) the overlapped portion of the head end barrier is laterally between the deck and the overlapped portion of the foot end barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Hill-Rom S.A.S.
    Inventors: David W. Hensley, Sebatien Gemeline, Yann Dollo
  • Publication number: 20120144583
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail movable between a stowed position substantially below the deck, a barrier position preventing a patient from exiting the side of the patient support apparatus, and an assist position providing a handhold for a patient exiting the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20120110735
    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: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Kirill Andrienko, Richard H. Heimbrock, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20120102643
    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: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Turner, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Publication number: 20120073047
    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: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Brian T. Wiggins
  • Publication number: 20120047653
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hornbach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120047652
    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: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Darrell L. Metz, David W. Hombach, Terry J. Stratman
  • Publication number: 20120023666
    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: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Stephen E. Hutchison, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Brian T. Wiggins, Robert Mark Zerhusen
  • Publication number: 20120023670
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail body and an indicator. The siderail body includes a handle configured to be gripped by a person. The indicator is configured to emit light to identify the location of the handle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Richard H. Heimbrock
  • Patent number: 8104118
    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. When unlocked and urged from the raised position to the intermediate position, a latching mechanism automatically locks the siderails in the intermediate position. When urged from the lowered position to the raised position, the locking mechanism permits the siderails to pass through the intermediate position without locking, and to subsequently lock at the raised position. 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: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Cory P. Herbst, Stanley T. Palmatier, Chris Siler
  • Publication number: 20120011652
    Abstract: A siderail assembly comprises a siderail body, a siderail linkage, and a locking mechanism. The siderail linkage is configured to movably couple the siderail body to a frame of a person-support apparatus. The siderail linkage is configured to move the siderail body between a first position and a second position with respect to the frame. The siderail linkage includes a guide member. The locking mechanism includes a housing with a slot that defines a guide. The guide member is configured to move along the guide between a first guide position and a second guide position as the siderail body moves between the first position and the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Neal K. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 8091162
    Abstract: A vehicle for use in hospitals, and the like, giving better mobility, steering, braking and passenger handling while providing comfort to the passengers from the time they lay down until they are standing on the side through the rotation and tilting ability of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Piedmont Global Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Byron Wade Wurdeman
  • Publication number: 20110258779
    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: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard A. Derenne, Cory P. Herbst, Stanley T. Palmatier, Chris Siler
  • Patent number: 8042207
    Abstract: The conventional holding mechanism for foldable side rails have such problems that the release lever can be accidentally pressed for release action and that if a double lock is employed for preventing it, automatic holding action cannot be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Paramount Bed Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Ito, Yuhei Shiokura, Akio Ishimoto, Tetsuro Aoki
  • Publication number: 20110219543
    Abstract: A bed includes a deck coupled to a frame (10) and having at least a head section which is pivotable relative to the frame. The bed also includes a head end barrier (5?) element along the head section and moveable with the head end section as the head section pivots relative to the frame. The bed also includes an auxiliary barrier element (5) extending footwardly of and overlapping the head end barrier element when both barrier elements are in a raised position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: David W. Hensley, S├ębastien Gemeline, Yann Dollo
  • Patent number: 8001631
    Abstract: A rail assembly (10) for a hospital bed (11). The rail assembly (10) includes a based (13) having brackets (14) that provide for pivoting movement of horizontally extending runs (17) between a lowered position providing access to the bed (11), and a raised position maintaining a patient on the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Medicraft Australia Pty Limited
    Inventor: Peter Giesser
  • Patent number: 7975333
    Abstract: A bed has two safety barrier elements arranged along a common side. Each barrier element (19, 21) is linked to the bed frame (11) by two hinged arms (25, 26; 35, 36) forming a deformable parallelogram mechanism, but only one (19) comprises means of locking in the up position (49), whereas attachment means (45, 46) are installed between the adjacent ends of the two barrier elements for selectively constituting a barrier consisting of a single piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventors: Pascal Guguin, Pascal Lemonnier, Frederic Bregeon