Receptacle Or Support For Use With Bed Patents (Class 5/503.1)
  • Patent number: 10111792
    Abstract: A multifunctional nursing bed for excretion includes a bed frame, a board, two elevation devices, an excretion device, a washing device, an anti-splash device, a cover device, and a control device electrically connected to the mentioned devices for operation. When a user has a need for excretion, the control device turns on the elevation devices to elevate the board and the cover device is elevated and opened. Then descending the board and pressing the cover device for descending as well, for the anti-splash device to be elevated and ready for use, whereby the user is able to perform excretion directly on the nursing bed without any help from others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Cheng-Piao Lai, Ting-Yu Lai
  • Patent number: 10092113
    Abstract: A reconfigurable accessory frame for use with an infant crib having a perimeter similarly sized to that of the top of the crib frame upon which it is used. The frame is foldable about an asymmetrically positioned transverse axis into one of the two positions. In the first position, the frame extends to substantially cover the open perimeter of the crib disposed underneath. Soft goods supported from the frame define a generally level surface that is convenient for changing an infant diaper along with a storage compartment disposed at one end. The level changing surface encompasses a majority of the area encompassed by the frame. In the second position, the frame is folded so that the end portion opposite of the storage compartment is moved into a positon adjacently above the remainder of the changing table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Michael L. Longenecker, Michael S. DeGrace
  • Patent number: 9027182
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a functional table for patient transportation, including: a patient supporter which supports a patient laid thereon and allows the patient to be horizontally slidably transported, with its both sides being changed in their angle with respect to a vertical axis of the patient; a support frame which is located in the central bottom of the patient supporter and allows the patient supporter to be vertically moved; a base frame which is connected to the bottom of the support frame and supports the whole of functional table; and at least three transporting wheels which are connected to the base frame and allow the functional table to be freely moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Keimyung University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Moo Seong Cho, Jae Young Bae
  • Patent number: 8997275
    Abstract: An article of furniture 10 comprises a box frame 12 defining a void 14 and having a first opening 18 and an opposed, second opening 20. A lid arrangement 22 is associated with the first opening 18 of the frame 12 for closing the first opening 18. The article of furniture 10 includes a tub member 24 for closing the second opening 20. The tub member 24 comprises a dished portion 28. The tub member 24 is reversibly connectable to the box frame 12 so that, in a first orientation, at least the dished portion 28 is received within the void 14 of the box frame 12 to form an assembly of reduced volume for transportation or storage purposes and, in a reversed, second orientation, the dished portion 28 of the tub member 24 extends away from the void 14 to form an assembly of increased volume defined by a combination of the void 14 defined by the frame 12 and the dished portion 28 of the tub member 24 in its second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: King Furniture Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Steven Leonard Higgs, David Russell King
  • Publication number: 20150082541
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a connector for connecting a medical device to a support member on a patient support device, such as a stretcher. The connector includes a support member connector that is fixedly connectable to the support member and a device connector for fixedly connecting to the medical device. The device connector is movable relative to the support member connector between a first position wherein the device connector is positioned to hold the medical device adjacent the patient support device and a second position that is inboard of the first position relative to the patient support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Veso Tijanic, Joseph Fisher, Bryan Kowalchuk, Bryan Drew Miller, Kevin Ramkhelawan, Kevin Kowalchuk, Cliff Ansel, David Dunn, Ludwik Fedorko
  • Patent number: 8966684
    Abstract: A bed riser storage device including at least one holder portion. The bed riser storage device connects with a bed riser. A system with a bed riser storage device including at least one holder portion, and a bed riser removably connected to a bed leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Evriholder Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Stanley Seehoff, Huy Kha Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8955179
    Abstract: A surgical station (50), including a patient support base (300) and an operation platform (60), wherein the patient support base is adapted for mounting on a patient bed. The operation platform includes a first platform portion (100) and a second platform portion (200). The second platform portion is moveably connected to said first platform portion such that said first and second platform portions are moveable between a preparation configuration and an operation configuration. The first and second platform portions collectively form a support platform surface (115/215) for supporting the hands of an operator in the operation configuration, such that the operator can operate catheters, guide wires or other surgical instruments with stable hands during surgical operation, wherein said first platform portion is mounted on said patient support base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Chun Ho Yu
  • Patent number: 8910333
    Abstract: A control panel of a sickbed having a light source is disposed around a sickbed and includes a casing, a light module and a control module. The light module and the control module are provided on two opposite surfaces of the casing respectively. The control module is electrically connected to the light module for controlling the height of the sickbed and an ON/OFF state of the light module. The control panel of the present invention is used to adjust the height of the sickbed and also provides illumination, so that it really demonstrates practicability and convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Timotion Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chou-Hsin Wu
  • Patent number: 8898836
    Abstract: A caddy for use with hospital staff or patients provides a rigid housing having a carriage with at least one vertically and, preferably, at least one horizontally accessible compartments. The housing provides a semi-circular opening above the carriage to act as a handle while also, for many embodiments, a back to which a pivot connects to a connector which connects to a hospital bed rail to maintain the caddy in a pre-determined relationship while the rail is angled relative to a horizontal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fitsi Health, LLC
    Inventors: Kathleen F. Puri, Caroline F. Puri, John C. Ekholm
  • Patent number: 8856985
    Abstract: A connector system includes at least one mattress connector that is coupled to a mattress. The mattress connectors are coupled at the head end and at the foot end of the mattress. A topper connector is coupled to a topper at a head end and a foot end of the topper. A plurality of straps are employed to couple the mattress to the topper, with the straps being coupled to the mattress connectors and the proper connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Denver Mattress Co. LLC
    Inventors: Bob Rensink, Jonathan Amendola
  • Patent number: 8844074
    Abstract: A triangular prism-shaped wedge, fashioned of a sturdy foam core with soft and malleable properties, fashioned to occupy the space that commonly exists between the head of a mattress and the wall or headboard that the mattress is binding against. It is configured to occupy this space, aided via the force of friction, to ensure that items such as pillows, remote controls, and other bedside items do not fall behind the mattress, and onto the floor. It may be configured with an assortment of interchangeable pockets, as well as an embedded stereo speaker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Brent A. Mohr, Edward Peisner
  • Patent number: 8826704
    Abstract: A rapid-access weapon safe comprising a lock box having a bottom, three sides, and a lower front panel defining an opening adapted to receive a user's hand into a chamber and at least one weapon; a weapon support in the chamber for supporting the weapon's position where a user's hand easily grasp the weapon and for protecting a weapon stored in the chamber; quick-access doors having at least two doors sealing the opening, a lock securing the doors, and a spring adapted to rapidly open the doors when the lock is opened; and a mounting bracket adapted to affix the safe onto a desired location; whereby, the safe can be mounted in a desired location, the safe doors quickly deploy when the user opens the safe, allowing an authorized user quick access to the weapon inside while preventing unauthorized access when the safe is closed and locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ralph Marshall
  • Publication number: 20140237720
    Abstract: A fluid tank receptacle comprises a housing, a cage, and a retainer. The housing includes an opening therethrough configured to receive a fluid tank. The cage movably engages the housing and configured to support the fluid tank. The retainer is coupled to the housing and is configured to movably retain a portion of the cage within the housing such that the cage is able to move between a storage position and a use position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20140215716
    Abstract: A triangular prism-shaped wedge, fashioned of a sturdy foam core with soft and malleable properties, fashioned to occupy the space that commonly exists between the head of a mattress and the wall or headboard that the mattress is binding against. It is configured to occupy this space, aided via the force of friction, to ensure that items such as pillows, remote controls, and other bedside items do not fall behind the mattress, and onto the floor. It may be configured with an assortment of interchangeable pockets, as well as an embedded stereo speaker system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Brent A. Mohr, Edward Peisner
  • Patent number: 8739335
    Abstract: The tactical stretcher and convertible first aid table with detachable IV pole includes a small and lightweight stretcher that is manually lifted with two sets of handles located at distal ends of the stretcher. The stretcher includes a plurality of straps to secure and immobilize a patient lying on the top surface of the stretcher. Two pairs of foldable legs rotate downwardly from a bottom surface to convert the stretcher to a first aid table. The foldable legs are limited to 90 degrees range of rotational movement from a horizontal position to a vertical position. An IV holder accessory is optionally provided, and secures itself to one of the handles. The IV holder includes a telescoping construction in order to adjust the elevation of an IV bag with respect to the stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Johnathan D. Hoggatt
  • Patent number: 8713728
    Abstract: A fluid tank receptacle comprises a housing, a cage, and a retainer. The housing includes an opening therethrough configured to receive a fluid tank. The cage movably engages the housing and configured to support the fluid tank. The retainer is coupled to the housing and is configured to movably retain a portion of the cage within the housing such that the cage is able to move between a storage position and a use position with respect to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Heimbrock, Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8707487
    Abstract: A cane holder comprising one or more horizontal perpendicular plates, optionally one or more horizontal parallel plates, and a pair of support members for holding a cane, wherein the distance between the support members can be adjusted to fit the length of the cane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Universal World LLC
    Inventor: F. Marc Kullman
  • Patent number: 8683626
    Abstract: A hospital bed with conveyor mattress that includes a loop mattress disposed overlying and attached to a conveyor belt disposed in operational communication with a plurality of transverse rollers horizontally disposed within a mattress frame, wherein the loop mattress is moveable in each of a first direction and a second direction and a plurality of hydraulic jacks enable inclinations of specific sections of the mattress relative each other to comfortably position a patient disposed upon the bed, as desired, and extant electronics and medical accoutrements are supportable, powerable, and securable proximal a patient disposed in the bed, whereby a patient is moveable upon the mattress at the press of a button and able to control peripheral electronics while in bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Karen S. Kaczmarek
  • Patent number: 8678334
    Abstract: A patient flatwall system comprises a generally horizontal track extending generally parallel and adjacent to a wall of a hospital room, and at least one patient flatwall coupled to the track for movement therealong and for rotational movement relative thereto about a generally vertical axis. The at least one flatwall has a plurality of service connectors. In another embodiment, a patient flatwall system comprises a short telescopic arm having a proximal end coupled to the track for movement therealong, and a patient flatwall coupled to a distal end of the telescopic arm for rotational movement about a generally vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Chance
  • 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: 8661583
    Abstract: A mounting device which provides a pivotal interface for emergency equipment and a method of attaching the emergency equipment to a rescue transport, e.g., a foot of a litter, are disclosed. For example, the mounting device is releasably attachable to the litter and includes a fastening device operably attached to a mounting structure of the device. The mounting structure includes a tilt plate capable of pivoting. The mounting device also includes an adapter capable of securely mating with the tilt plate, providing a pivotal interface for the attachment of the emergency equipment thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ferno-Washington, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Chinn, Joseph G. Bourgraf
  • Publication number: 20140047640
    Abstract: A system and method for storing mobility devices adjacent to a bed-frame. The apparatus comprising a planar surface, located between a mattress and a supporting structure, and at least one handle for receiving the mobility device. The apparatus' planar surface, handles, and method of fastenings are all able to be customized based upon the desired features, including: size, weight, luminosity, ease of sterilization, and dimensions of the intended mobility device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: F. Marc Kullman
  • Patent number: 8621692
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a clamp body which has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An internally threaded sleeve extends through the body and has an end portion that communicates with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the sleeve. A bearing is mounted on one end of the shaft. A pusher/pressure plate is mounted on the bearing with a pivotal, articulating or ball and socket connection and has a concave surface that grips curved structures. The pusher plate is supported within the recess. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve. An insert is connectable to the pressure/pusher plate and presents a flat surface to an implement that is to be clamped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Publication number: 20130305451
    Abstract: A bedside storage caddy includes a flexible panel attached to a rigid backplate, as well as a first flexible strap and a second flexible strap from which the flexible panel is suspended. Positioned on the flexible panel are a plurality of guide rings and a plurality of pockets. The plurality of pockets, formed from a base, a pocket wall, an interior lip, an upper lip, and an opening, allowing the bedside storage caddy to hold personal items, such as cell phones and glasses. The interior lip and the upper lip prevent these items from accidently slipping out of the pocket. The first flexible strap and the second flexible strap each have a plurality of eyelets and a stud, positioned on opposite ends of a strap body. The stud engages with an arbitrary eyelet, allowing the straps to be secured around the railing of a hospital bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Amikam ASAF, Beth ASAF
  • Patent number: 8578528
    Abstract: An accessory storage system used with a mattress unit and a box springs unit. The system has a mounting member with a generally planar bed securing member and a generally planar storage securing member. The system has a storage member with a large storage cavity and a small storage cavity. The small storage cavity is located on the large storage cavity. For use, the mounting member is pivoted fully open to about a ninety degree angle. The bed securing member is fully inserted in between a mattress unit bottom surface and a box springs unit top surface. The back surface of the storage securing member is located flush against the mattress unit. The first large storage cavity side is located flush against the front surface of the storage securing member and held securely into place via the securing slots and the securing extensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Greg Heare
  • Publication number: 20130291304
    Abstract: A portable container having a horizontal platform supporting one or more pouches, pockets and bins wherein a portion of said horizontal platform configured to slide between a mattress and box-spring (or second mattress) which anchors the one or more pouches, pockets or bins proximate the bed. The one or more pouches, pockets or bins allow bedside utilities to be conveniently placed in said one or more pouches, pockets or bins proximate the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Ron Steinberg
  • Patent number: 8572784
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates storage of items for convenient access while in bed is provided. The apparatus offers a new and improved way to address the special needs of this type storage by utilizing a foam body portion having a variety of specially designed cavities therein. The body is held in place using a fastener and paddle arrangement. The caddy can rest atop a mattress, and therefore does not interfere with a person getting into or leaving the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Inventor: Todd Edward Keehfus
  • Patent number: 8561234
    Abstract: A medical table and clamp apparatus provides a medical table having sides and at least one rail extending along a side. A specially configured clamp travels along the rail, the clamp having a non metallic clamp body. The clamp body has a pair of spaced apart appendages with a recess therebetween. An opening such as a metallic, internally threaded sleeve extends through the body. The sleeve has one sleeve end portion in communication with the recess. An externally threaded shaft threadably engages the internally threaded sleeve. A spherically shaped bearing is mounted on one end. A pusher or pressure plate is mounted on the spherically shaped bearing of the shaft with a connection. The pusher plate is supported by the shaft and the spherically shaped bearing within the recess. Each appendage has an end portion that grasps the rail. The pusher plate is movable toward or away from the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventor: Bob Kring
  • Publication number: 20130269109
    Abstract: An adjustable mounting assembly, includes a load distributing plate configured for resting on, and being supported by, a top surface of a patient table; a first clamp assembly adjustably coupled to a first side of the load distributing plate and configured for removable attachment to a first side rail of the patient table; a second clamp assembly coupled to a second side of the load distributing plate and configured for removable attachment to a second side rail of the patient table; and an adapter rail fixed to the second side of the load distributing plate and configured to detachably couple to a support assembly interface, such that an adjustable support assembly may be coupled to the load distributing plate to thereby allow for an off-center load attached to the support assembly to be moved relative to the patient table while the load remains substantially supported by the table surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Alan L. Yu
  • Publication number: 20130247298
    Abstract: A modular bracket assembly is provided for use with a field hospital portable bed or a NATO litter. The assembly includes a clamp that can be releasably attached to the pole of a litter. The clamp is formed with a mounting aperture. The assembly also includes a lower support that can be mounted in the mounting aperture of the clamp or in attachment holes of field hospital portable beds or the socket that is formed within each hinge when a collapsible litter. An accessory mount is provided on the lower support and can receive a mounting flange affixed to a medical accessory. An upper support can be mounted on the top end of the lower support and can be used to support medical equipment items and/or IV solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: IMPACT Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie Sherman, Paul Fredette
  • Patent number: 8533876
    Abstract: A pistol supporting device having a base and a support post. The base is shaped to be disposed between a mattress and a box spring so that the base is maintained in a generally horizontal orientation. The support post is constructed of a material that is softer than the material of the bore of a pistol and is preferably formed of a carbon fiber material. The support post is attached to the base and extends in a direction that crosses, but is not perpendicular to, a plane associated with the base. The support post is constructed to be received in a bore of a pistol and oriented to align a grip of the pistol with a palm of a prone user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: David L. Bonk
  • Patent number: 8534206
    Abstract: An application for a safe or strong box attachment mechanism that attaches to a bed system includes a barbed plate that has barbs. The barbed plate readily inserts between a box spring and a mattress, but due to the barbs, is difficult to remove without lifting the mattress from the box spring making it at least difficult to remove by, for example, children in the home. In some embodiments, the safe (or strong box) has a revolving door that, when a proper code/combination/biometric is provided, rotatably opens to expose the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Heim, Richard Allen Angwin
  • Patent number: 8528133
    Abstract: A bedmaking system for a bed with a base mattress has a flexible topping mattress; two fastening feet; an U-shaped brace defined by two parallel arms and a bar connecting the arms. The arms are each pivotly mounted to a fastening foot for pivoting around a common axis between a normal position and an assisting position. The bar extends along the first length edge of the topping mattress and is mounted to said first length edge. The second length edge of the topping mattress extends along the second length side of the base mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: OSIB IP Holdings Ltd
    Inventor: Izaak Van Houte
  • Patent number: 8517468
    Abstract: A cushioned bed chair attached to a bed that includes a vertical support with an inside portion to provide vertical support to a user, a horizontal support with a bottom surface, a distal end and an inside portion secured in a perpendicular position to the vertical support when the user is sitting in the bed chair and a pair of support legs attached to the bottom surface and distal end of the horizontal support. The bed chair also includes a plurality of polyurethane foam pads disposed on the inside portion of the horizontal support and the inside portion of the vertical support to provide comfort to the user sitting on the bed chair and a control dial that controls a massage unit disposed on the vertical support that provides a massaging action on the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Inventor: Sheena Scott-Groveveldt
  • Publication number: 20130205499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical support device and uses thereof. The medical support device includes a stem defining a longitudinal axis, the stem having an upper end and a lower end, the lower end adapted for securing the device to a receptacle. The medical support device also includes an elongate member permanently secured to the stem and extending outwardly from said stem at an angle to the longitudinal axis, the elongate member having an end proximate to said stem and an end distal to said stem, and a plurality of medical equipment support elements fixed to a lower surface of the elongate member between the distal end and a point intermediate the proximal and distal ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventor: University of Rochester
  • Publication number: 20130205498
    Abstract: A cane holder comprising one or more horizontal perpendicular plates, optionally one or more horizontal parallel plates, and a pair of support members for holding a cane, wherein the distance between the support members can be adjusted to fit the length of the cane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: F. Marc Kullman
  • Patent number: 8479331
    Abstract: A mattress mount gun holster is described for storing a firearm adjacent to a mattress for easy access by the occupant of the mattress. The mattress mount gun holster may be removed from the mattress and stored in a flat configuration during travel or when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Crossbreed Holsters, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew Craighead
  • Patent number: 8443472
    Abstract: A modular bracket assembly is provided for use with a field hospital portable bed or a NATO litter. The assembly includes a clamp that can be releasably attached to the pole of a litter. The clamp is formed with a mounting aperture. The assembly also includes a lower support that can be mounted in the mounting aperture of the clamp or in attachment holes of field hospital portable beds or the socket that is formed within each hinge when a collapsible litter. An accessory mount is provided on the lower support and can receive a mounting flange affixed to a medical accessory. An upper support can be mounted on the top end of the lower support and can be used to support medical equipment items and/or IV solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: IMPACT Instrumentation, Inc.
    Inventors: Leslie H. Sherman, Paul Fredette
  • Patent number: 8408504
    Abstract: A television support assembly includes a vertical support that has a top end and a bottom end. The vertical support is engageable with a bed frame. A monitor support is attached to the upper end. A panel is attached to the monitor support. The panel is configured to receive fasteners to hold a monitor on the panel. The panel has a bottom side facing downward and is angled between 10° and 50° with respect to a horizontal plane such that the bottom side is angled toward the vertical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Daniel Gonzales
  • Publication number: 20130061395
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a rotary molded bed having a sleeping surface surrounded by a raised edge, storage compartments molded into the side of the bed and a means for attaching a base of the bed to a floor. The rotationally molded bottom may comprise a flat surface or a honeycombed configuration. The hollow bed body may be filled with structural foam to provide support. The base is attached to a floor surface preferably having fastener openings in the base adapted to hold fasteners recessed in the base, the fasteners extending through a floor mount surface in the base. The fastener openings may have covers adapted to close the fastener openings to prevent tampering with the fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: NORIX GROUP, INC.
    Inventors: Richard B. Karl, Scott Karl, Kurt Staskon
  • Patent number: 8387807
    Abstract: A modular organizer is capable of attachment to a rod of a playpen or crib, and includes first and second storage members that are connected removably to each other. Each of the first and second storage members is attached to the rod by a positioning element. Preferably, one or more third storage members are disposed between and connected removably to the first and second storage members. The third storage members can be interconnected removably to one another and to the first and second storage members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Wonderland Nursery Goods, Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shun-Min Chen, Jian-Qun Li
  • Patent number: 8387182
    Abstract: This application discloses a device for hanging a holstered handgun along a side of a mattress. The device includes a plate member to be inserted between the underside of the mattress and the supporting surface below the mattress, wherein the side adapted to extend outward from the mattress has a pair of spaced apart hinge barrels each adapted to receive a hinge pin. Another piece of the device is a basket member to receive a handgun holster, wherein the basket member has a hinge pin extending from each lateral side adapted to couple into hinge barrel of the plate member. In a preferred embodiment, the front side of the basket member has a slot for interlocking with a tab on a handgun holster. The tab is preferably located on a belt loop device attachable to a holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: David Edelman
  • Patent number: 8381335
    Abstract: This invention is directed towards a patient single surface system, PS3, which is a next generation system solution for patient accommodation, diagnosis, treatment, transfer and transport. PS3 provides a single surface for the patient to remain on from the trauma site through diagnosis, treatment and convalescence. Needs addressed by the PS3 system include improved patient treatment through reduction in time to treatment, reduced or eliminated unnecessary patient movement and injury, as well as improved comfort throughout treatment and convalescence. In addition, the PS3 system solves significant economic considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Ahlman IP, LLC
    Inventor: Scott M. Ahlman
  • Patent number: 8375487
    Abstract: A triangular prism-shaped wedge, fashioned of a sturdy foam core with soft and malleable properties, fashioned to occupy the space that commonly exists between the head of a mattress and the wall or headboard that the mattress is binding against. It is configured to occupy this space, aided via the force of friction, to ensure that items such as pillows, remote controls, and other bedside items do not fall behind the mattress, and onto the floor. It may be configured with an assortment of interchangeable pockets, as well as an embedded stereo speaker system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventors: Brent A. Mohr, Edward Peisner
  • Patent number: 8370977
    Abstract: A patient line management device to manage one or more patient care lines is provided. The line management device includes a line manager coupled to a support. The support is adapted to be coupled to a patient support such as a hospital bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Richard H. Heimbrock, James L. Walke, Robert A. Till, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8316486
    Abstract: A plurality of hollow tubular frame members interconnected by a single internal elastic retaining member that ensures each frame member aligns relative to each remaining frame member in a manner that only one arrangement of frame members is possible when assembled. To assemble, the frame members interconnect forming a three-dimensional frame suitable for supporting a bed cover. The frame members are held in tension by the internal retaining member. The frame members interlock via an insert device between adjacent frame members. The entire assembly interlocks and selectively decouples for disassembly. When disassembled, the entire assembly lies relatively flat, which enables a compact design suitable for packaging, transport or storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: Mark Tipperreiter
  • Patent number: 8302231
    Abstract: An attachment system and method for attaching a medical unit to a transport using connection brackets. The medical unit attaches to the connection brackets and restricts the movement of the medical unit during transportation. Use of the connection brackets enables quick and efficient attachment and removal of the medical unit from the transport. A connection bracket may be placed at one end of the transport and the medical unit may be attached to the connection bracket. Once the medical unit is placed on the transport, another connection bracket may be attached to the medical unit and connected to the transport. After the second connection bracket is connected, the medical unit can be transported to another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Gold Cross Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S Moffitt, Andrew J Moffitt, Michael J Reynolds
  • Publication number: 20120216348
    Abstract: An accessory bar for a treatment bed is disclosed. The bar comprises a bracket releasably mounted, in use, to said treatment bed. An upright extends upwardly from the bracket in use. In one embodiment, an aim extends transversely from the upright. The aim has extending therefrom one or more pairs of posts. The posts extend generally horizontally, towards the area over the bed, in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Larry E. Cox
  • Publication number: 20120211622
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates storage of items for convenient access while in bed is provided. The apparatus offers a new and improved way to address the special needs of this type storage by utilizing a foam body portion having a variety of specially designed cavities therein. The body is held in place using a fastener and paddle arrangement. The caddy can rest atop a mattress, and therefore does not interfere with a person getting into or leaving the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Todd Edward Keehfus
  • Publication number: 20120198619
    Abstract: Accessory for beds, characterised by the inclusion of an articulated support, anchored to the bed head that presents an axis of rotation which is approximately vertical with respect to the bed head, and operatively capable of lateral displacement of the telescopic arm and which is associated to a primary telescopic arm by means of a folding action, at the free end of this primary telescopic arm is a secondary laterally revolving, arm carrying folding support rods, which allow its arrangement in an approximate upright position to hold a book or similar, an approximate horizontal position, which enables the support of a tray or similar and a position of withdrawal on the revolving arm for its complete withdrawal on the telescopic arm next to the bed head. It includes a reading lam which is joined to the articulated support by means of a flexible neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Jorge Juan Garcia Garcia