For Tilting Of Bed Patents (Class 5/509.1)
  • 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: 8739329
    Abstract: A bed lifting apparatus comprising a base and a support frame connected by at least one linkage arm, the at least one linkage arm including at least one biasing arrangement arranged to maintain the base and the support frame in a spaced apart relationship, wherein, in use, when a bed is located on the support frame, the bed is maintained in a spaced apart relationship from a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Griffith Hack
    Inventor: John Koorey
  • Patent number: 8667628
    Abstract: A bed frame has a bed frame having side frame members and cross supports interconnecting the side frame members for supporting one of a mattress and box springs and an integrated roller system which actuates the bed frame between a first wheels up position rollers connected to said bed frame are operably disposed between said bed frame and a floor to ready mobility of the bed frame via the rollers and a second wheels down position such that the bed frame in is in contact with the floor without the rollers contacting the floor and is generally frictionally disposed to inhibit movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Inventor: Unto Alarik Heikkila
  • Patent number: 8499378
    Abstract: A hollow pedestal bed end for a rise and fall patient's bed is made of reduced width to fold over the mattress frame and pass through a door opening. The inner faces of the paired bed ends each have a slot through which a mattress frame bracket projects. A wheeled carriage inside the bed end rides on an upright guide and the bracket projects from the guide. The rise and fall motion is supplied by a linear actuator whose small movements are multiplied by a third order lever. The frame is thus lifted by a pair of such pedestal ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Maxi-Care Promotions Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: William Beattie Kelly, David Bird
  • Publication number: 20120023669
    Abstract: A surface-mounted motorized upper body lift, or Inclinator assembly has two frames that are connected to each other by hinges so as to form a wedge shape can be selectively adjusted. The adjustment is made by the user with the application of a remote control, which activates a motor to result in the adjustment of a linear actuator which is attached at either end to the interfacing portions of the two frames. The frame contacting the body of the user is covered by a platform attached to the frame, with a cushion providing protection and comfort attached in turn to the platform. By adjusting the angle between the two frames, the Inclinator assembly provides a wide variety of user-configurable options in order to allow a user to select the configuration that is most comfortable to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Amy Graller, Catherine Weibel, Martha Armes
  • Publication number: 20110173751
    Abstract: One example embodiment includes a system for elevating a portion of a mattress or a mattress support. The system includes a brace, where the brace is trapezium shaped. The brace includes a first side and a second side, where the second side is opposite the first side. The brace also includes a third side, where the third side connects the first side to the second side and a fourth side, where the fourth side connects the first side to the second side and is opposite the third side. Opposing sides of the brace are not parallel to one another and the brace is configured to support at least a portion of the weight of a mattress or mattress support in a sloped position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Inventors: Nicholas Beaton, Daniel Beaton
  • Patent number: 7784129
    Abstract: A recumbent therapeutic mattress support in the form of a plurality of interlocking wedges positionable between the box spring and the mattress of a bed, the user selectively interlocking two or more wedges to achieve the desired therapeutic elevation for either the head, neck and torso, or the legs in order to achieve the desired degree of support, comfort and relief from pain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Russell Javaruski, James Bergdoll, Paul Gurbapri
  • Patent number: 7647659
    Abstract: A telescopic lifter, mainly for height adjustment of a hospital bed, equipped with a drive (4) and including a first extensible part (1) is concentrically arranged. In the first extensible part (1) at least one second extensible part (2) is concentrically arranged. Inside the first extensible part (1) in the area of its upper end (6) a guide (7) is installed. Inside the second extensible part (2) in the area of its lower end (8) a holder (9) is installed. An electric cable (5) is attached to the fixed part (3) and freely passes into the inner space of the first extensible part (1) upwards to the guide (7) and over the guide (7). The electric cable is directed downwards to the holder (9) to which the electric cable (5) is firmly fixed and along the inner wall of the second extensible part (2); the electric cable (5) is directed out of the second extensible part (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: Linet Spol. S R.O.
    Inventors: Zbynek Frolik, Miroslav Fejt, Vladimir Kolar
  • Publication number: 20090119842
    Abstract: In a patient bed system, comprising a patient bed, a support column for supporting the bed and a trolley for transporting the bed, the bed having arranged on it first coupling elements (22) which are intended for selective connection to second or third coupling elements (24, 26) on the support column and on the trolley respectively, at least one of the coupling elements (24) located on the support-column side has provided on it at least one sensor (102) for sensing the position of a first coupling element (22) connected to the bed (18) in relation to the column-side coupling element (24), the sensor (102) taking effect when the bed is located on the trolley and the latter assumes in relation to the support column a specific position for transferring the bed onto the latter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: MAQUET GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Guido Koch
  • Publication number: 20080263770
    Abstract: A telescopic lifter, mainly for height adjustment of a hospital bed, equipped with a drive (4) and including a first extensible part (1) is concentrically arranged. In the first extensible part (1) at least one second extensible part (2) is concentrically arranged. Inside the first extensible part (1) in the area of its upper end (6) a guide (7) is installed. Inside the second extensible part (2) in the area of its lower end (8) a holder (9) is installed. An electric cable (5) is attached to the fixed part (3) and freely passes into the inner space of the first extensible part (1) upwards to the guide (7) and over the guide (7). The electric cable is directed downwards to the holder (9) to which the electric cable (5) is firmly fixed and along the inner wall of the second extensible part (2); the electric cable (5) is directed out of the second extensible part (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Zbynek Frolik, Miroslav Fejt, Vladimir Kolar
  • Patent number: 7293307
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hospital bed is mounted on an undercarriage of the bed. The locking mechanism includes a locking pedal and an unlocking pedal, which are side-by-side one another on the undercarriage. To lock the bed in position to prevent it from rolling, one depresses the locking pedal which, through a mechanical linkage, moves a brake member having a brake pad vertically downward into contact with the floor beneath the bed, and locks the brake pad into that position. By depressing the unlocking pedal, the mechanical linkage is pulled in the opposite direction to raise the brake member and brake pad from the floor, thereby unlocking the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John Edgerton
  • Patent number: 7281283
    Abstract: A sleeping surface elevation device having selectively adjustable height and tilt angle is described. The elevator includes base blocks for placing on the floor and for receiving the legs of an adult bed, hospital bed, cot, crib, toddler bed, or the like. The elevator also includes a variety of mechanisms for adjusting the height and angle of the sleeping surface, including elevating blocks. A centerpiece, connected to the base blocks, to facilitate installation of the legs of the sleeping surface into the elevator is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Clever Works, LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Agre, Susan J. Agre
  • Publication number: 20070221800
    Abstract: The furniture raising device described herein is collapsible, portable, stable, and easy to use. The device is designed to raise furniture to one or two preset increases in height. Preferably the device is used to raise the height of a chair. In one embodiment, the device contains a plurality of arms and a center base, where each arm is pivotably attached at a predetermined point in the base using a pin. The locations for attachment of the pins are selected to be spaced far enough apart from each other to allow the arms to rotate about the pins from a first position, where the arms align with the legs in the article of furniture, to a second position, where the arms are aligned in the same general direction (i.e. the “storage position”), and to maximize the ability of the device to be as compact as possible in the storage position. In a second embodiment, the device contains a plurality of arms and a center base, where each arm is pivotably and slidably attached to the base using a pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Publication date: September 27, 2007
    Inventor: Amir Levin
  • Patent number: 7186024
    Abstract: A table control method for controlling a tabletop driven out of a base in the horizontal direction, wherein deflection of a tip of the tabletop due to load is compensated by tilting the tabletop to lift the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2007
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventor: Muthuvelan Varadharajulu
  • Patent number: 7174586
    Abstract: An MPU sends pieces of information supplied by the input signals from a hand switch to a semiconductor memory device and the memory device stores these pieces of information. These pieces of information are: input points of an operation start signal and an operation end signal to a bottom drive unit; input points of a drive start signal of each bottom and a drive end signal of each bottom or a bottom drive time, information on lift-up or lift-down of each bottom; input points of a drive start signal and a drive end signal to a frame drive unit, information on lift-up or lift-down of a frame; and the type of an operated button of a hand switch. The data about bottoms is stored for both the back bottom and knee bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Paramount Bed Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nagaoka
  • Patent number: 7162757
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a hospital bed is mounted on an undercarriage of the bed. The locking mechanism includes a locking pedal and an unlocking pedal, which are side-by-side one another on the undercarriage. To lock the bed in position to prevent it from rolling, one depresses the locking pedal which, through a mechanical linkage, moves a brake member having a brake pad vertically downward into contact with the floor beneath the bed, and locks the brake pad into that position. By depressing the unlocking pedal, the mechanical linkage is pulled in the opposite direction to raise the brake member and brake pad from the floor, thereby unlocking the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: Graham-Field Health Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John Edgerton
  • Patent number: 7020916
    Abstract: A crib and toddler elevation device having selectively adjustable height and tilt angle is described. The elevator includes a base for placing on the floor and for receiving the legs of the crib or toddler bed. The elevator also includes a variety of mechanisms for adjusting the height of the crib or toddler bed, including elevating blocks. The elevator may also include an optional centerpiece to facilitate installation of the crib or toddler legs into the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Clever Works, LLC
    Inventors: Mark F. Agre, Susan J. Agre
  • Patent number: 6968583
    Abstract: A bed riser assembly for providing a plurality of elevations for a bed frame leg is disclosed. The assembly includes a hollow base and a support piece insertable therethrough. The base has an outer longitudinal surface, a first end portion having a first edge surface, a second end portion having a second edge surface, and at least one set of apertures. Each aperture extends through the outer longitudinal surface. The support piece has a side surface, a top end portion defining a top cavity, and a bottom end portion defining a bottom cavity. A set of forks protrudes from the support piece side surface generally toward the bottom end portion. Each of the set of forks is removably insertable into one of the apertures, such that the base and the support piece are coaxially aligned. A user may manipulate the assembly to provide up to seven different elevations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald Rich
  • Patent number: 6957456
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tilting a bed frame is disclosed. The apparatus raises and lowers an end of a bed frame between a horizontal position and an inclined position. The apparatus includes a power actuator connected to an extendable support bar. To raise or incline the bed, a support end of the extendable support bar contacts the floor while a lifting end raises the bed frame as the power actuator causes the extendable support bar to move from a retracted position toward an extended position. As the distance between the lifting end of the extendable support bar and the floor increases, the extendable support bar inclines the bed. To increase the rate at which the bed is inclined, ramps are placed between the extendable support bar and the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: JaRon, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald J. Darling, Patrick J. Bartels
  • Patent number: 6948688
    Abstract: A furniture leg lifter in kit form for lifting a furniture leg of a large piece of furniture, one lifter per leg. The kit includes a base having an upwardly-opening recess; containment blocks, each with a central vertical opening, that are stacked atop the base and extend the recess upward; supporting blocks that are received within the recess for supporting the furniture leg; and a plurality of shim blocks of differing sizes. Selected parts from the kit are combined with the base to provide a selected lift distance for the furniture leg. The kit further includes a plurality of shim blocks of varying widths and lengths that are adapted to be closely packed around the furniture leg within the recess to restrain the furniture leg. Eye screws hold the containment blocks to the base. A non-skid bottom surface on the base prevents movement while supporting furniture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2005
    Inventors: Steve G. Payne, George L. Payne, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6929328
    Abstract: Elderly and handicapped persons may have difficulty exiting some chairs. Raising the chair off the floor a few inches may make it easier for such a person to remove themselves from the chair. A chair elevating device is disclosed, having a raised surface on which to set a chair's legs and removable pegs. The removable pegs can be removed to accommodate the chair's legs and transverse cross members while helping to secure the chair to the chair raising device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Inventor: Donald W. Snyder
  • Patent number: 6839925
    Abstract: A lift assist apparatus for a wheeled stretcher having an end and a height adjustable undercarriage, the lift assist apparatus including an extendable support apparatus detachably rotatably connectable to the end of the wheeled stretcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Inventor: Ronald E. Myers
  • Publication number: 20040244113
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for elevating the head of an infant during sleep. The system comprises a crib having four legs supporting a mattress surface. The surface is supported along a substantially horizontal plane, parallel to a longitudinal axis of the crib. A pair of first and second crib height adjusters are provided, configured to be placed under two of the legs at either end of the longitudinal axis of the crib. When said crib height adjusters are in place under the crib legs, the surface of the crib is elevated at one end of the longitudinal axis relative to the horizontal plane. This elevates the head of an infant sleeping on the surface from the horizontal plane to the same extent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2003
    Publication date: December 9, 2004
    Inventor: Sherri Wolfgang
  • Patent number: 6757925
    Abstract: A mattress adjusting system includes an inflatable air mattress having front and rear portions removably positionable between a mattress and a box spring. The air mattress includes a cavity for receiving air therein and for causing a bed mattress to tilt upwardly at the front portion thereof. The system further includes a pump mechanism for selectively inflating and deflating the air mattress and a weight member attached within the air mattress assisting to deflate same. The pump mechanism includes a control panel with a plurality of control buttons for causing air to selectively enter and exit the air mattress and a release valve for allowing an operator to manually deflate the mattress in the event of a power outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Inventor: John Reese Toomer
  • Patent number: 6668396
    Abstract: A turning mechanism for a patient confined to a bed includes two movable frames, and two adjusting members connected to respective frames for moving the frames between a horizontal position and a tilted position. A sheet is connected to elongated rods of the frames by an easily detachable device. Thus, a patient lying on the sheet can be turned between a back-rest position and left and right side rest positions. The adjusting members have transmission shafts, which have threaded sections having moving blocks movable along; Propping rods are pivoted to the moving blocks at first ends. The propping rods are pivoted to the frames at the other ends so that when power source is activated, the moving blocks move along threaded sections, and the propping rods are moved to raise the respective frames to a tilted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Inventor: Ching-Hua Wei
  • Patent number: 6578906
    Abstract: A platform and platform support system for an occupant cabin of a vehicle. The platform support system has a primary supporting structure and a prop, the combination of which provide full support for the platform. The prop of the platform support system can be engaged to one of a plurality of prop support points. The platform is supported in a different unique position by the platform support system when the prop is engaged to each different one of the plurality of prop support points. The platform includes accommodations for storing the prop in the platform when the prop is not in use as a support for the platform. The platform and platform support system can be included as part of a bed for the occupant cabin of a vehicle. Because the platform can be selectively supported in one of a plurality of unique positions, a user of the bed can configure the platform support system to provide a bed that is positioned to allow for a more comfortable sleeping environment for various circumstances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Thaddeus T. Penaloza, Michael L. Noll
  • Publication number: 20030106153
    Abstract: A lift assist apparatus for a wheeled stretcher having an end and a height adjustable undercarriage, the lift assist apparatus including an extendable support apparatus detachably rotatably connectable to the end of the wheeled stretcher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Inventor: Ronald E. Myers
  • Patent number: 6575414
    Abstract: A bed lifting system utilizing a unitary block having bed leg receiving cavities, each of different depth, on reversable top and bottom sides of the block. One of these sides has four round cylindrical bore holes for stably supporting a bed leg (with or without a small wheel) at each of four different elevations. The other side has four cavities shaped to support a large bed leg wheel at each of four elevations. Extension blocks are provided for fitting over the unitary block to further raise the bed leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Inventor: Lawrence A. Cuzzocrea
  • Publication number: 20010023509
    Abstract: A system of base blocks and attachment blocks used to securely elevate the head of various bed frames, including bed legs and straight back bed frames. Both the base blocks and the attachment blocks have a well disposed within their top surface, which allows for support of a bed leg. The wells of each of the base block and attachment block have removable first and second side pieces, which allow for a straight back bed frame to be securely elevated. The remaining front and rear walls of the well provide a support mechanism for the straight back bed frame, thus providing stability to the elevated bed. The wells on the attachment blocks have a retaining side wall formed therearound, extending past the bottom surface of the attachment block. The retaining side wall of the well is of a size and shape to match the well of the base block or another attachment block, providing a stable nesting feature, thus allowing for the elevation of a bed to be easily adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2001
    Publication date: September 27, 2001
    Inventors: Richard Douglas Becker, Javonni Burchett
  • Patent number: 6212712
    Abstract: A mobile stretcher, having one or more lateral recumbant positioning devices, an upper base frame, a mattress frame, and a patient retention device. The mattress frame is pivotally connected to the upper base frame and each lateral recumbant positioning device has a retracted position and an extended position. When each lateral recumbant positioning device is in the retracted position the angle between the plane of the upper base frame and the plane of the mattress frame is an angle equaling zero. Conversely, when each lateral recumbant positioning device is in the extended position the angle between the plane of the upper base frame and the plane of the mattress frame is an angle greater than zero and preferably between 60° and 65°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Hardy Topp