Having Toilet Means Patents (Class 5/604)
  • Patent number: 9750968
    Abstract: Provided is an articulating bench configured to support a user, comprising a longitudinally-extending frame structure pivotably supporting back-supporting and independently-pivotable leg supporting portions. Removable arm supporting portions may be provided that pivot about the back supporting portion. In various example embodiments the articulating bench structure may be foldable for compact storage. Various adjustment mechanisms and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SDAYETPG LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Heimann, David Rezac, Jeffrey Cerier, Amos Cruz, Jonathan O'Keefe, Nicholas Trepkowski
  • Patent number: 9636184
    Abstract: A surgical robotics system with robotic arms is configurable to perform a variety of surgical procedures. The system includes a table, column, base, and robotic arms that are either column-mounted, rail-mounted, or mounted on a separate unit. In a column-mounted configuration, the column includes column rings that translate vertically and rotate about the column. The robotic arms are attached to the column rings. In a rail-mounted configuration, the base includes base rails that translate along the base. The robotic arms are attached to the base rails. In both, the robotic arms move independently from each other and include multiple arm segments. Each arm segment provides an additional degree of freedom to the robotic arm. Thus, the system may position the robotic arms into numerous configurations to access different parts of a patient's body. The surgical bed may include a swivel segment that rotates laterally on the plane of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Auris Surgical Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lee, Alan Yu, Frederic H. Moll, Benjamin Richter, Mark H. Olson, Jason Gonzalez, Kyle Andrew Tucker, Paxton Maeder-York, Gregory T. Schulte
  • Patent number: 9630534
    Abstract: The lateral back support includes a pair of wedge-shaped pads adjustably connected to one another for positioning on a vehicle seat to support a torso of a user when subjected to lateral forces. The pair of pads act as a shim sandwiched between the torso and a side bolster of a seat, thereby preventing the torso from leaning sideways while cornering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Ted Clifton Heys
  • Patent number: 9622928
    Abstract: A surgical table including a patient support including a head end section including a pair of head end frames joined with a foot end section including a pair of foot end frames, each of the head end frames is inwardly joined with one of the foot end frames at a hinge. Each of the hinges including a drive chain positioned within the foot end frame and including a plurality of drive links coupled together, the drive chain coupled at opposite ends to a sprocket and a drive link, the sprocket being rotatably coupled with the head end section via a hinge pin. The drive link operably coupled with a motor to move the drive link within the foot end frame so as to move the drive chain and cause the sprocket to rotate such that the head end section articulates relative to the foot end section about the hinge pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9038215
    Abstract: A bed with an integral toilet includes a frame, a mattress and a support for supporting the mattress on the bed frame. The mattress and support define an opening extending through the mattress and support. A robotic system removes and replaces a cushion for filling the opening and for replacing the toilet in alignment with the opening. An integral bidet, a source of clean water, a nozzle, a variable speed pump and mechanism for connecting a source of water to the bidet are included. A second opening in a lower portion of the toilet is connected to a waste storage tank. An odor eliminator is provided and a remote control allows a patient to control the unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ahmed I. S. I. Al-Jafar
  • Patent number: 8978184
    Abstract: A patient moving station provides fluid bladders connected to a fluid transfer station. Fluid, preferably air, is provided to a first compartment to lift the buttocks of a patient to provide a gap to assist in changing diapers. Second and third compartments below shoulders are useful to inflate and deflate to turn the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Garrett
  • Patent number: 8973188
    Abstract: A pelvic positioning system for positioning a patient's pelvic area for a pelvic or rectal exam featuring a base with an indentation disposed in the front end for providing the physician access to the patient's pelvic region. Two peaks for the patient's thighs are disposed at the front end of the base and are separated by the indentation. An inward curvature is disposed in the top surface of the base between the indentation and the back end of the base. The system functions to position a patient's pelvic region comfortably and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Amini
  • Patent number: 8898838
    Abstract: A convertible patient bed is disclosed that includes: a middle section, a top section, and a bottom section, each section further includes a first lateral subsection and a second lateral subsection; a push-pull motor coupled to push the top section and to pull the bottom section to transform the patient bed into a chair, a sliding motor coupled to slide the said first lateral subsection and said second lateral subsection in and out of each of the middle section, top section, and bottom section respectively at a predetermined angle to change the width of the patient bed; and a motor coupled to an opening and a cover in the middle of the middle section to accommodate to the needs of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ton Duc Thang University
    Inventor: Cong Thanh Diep Tu
  • Patent number: 8806680
    Abstract: A bed for nursing care comprises a mat unit including a hip receiving portion for supporting a hip portion of a care-dependent person, an upper half body receiving portion for supporting an upper half body portion that is upper than the hip portion, and a lower half body portion for supporting a lower half body portion that is lower than the hip portion; a bed frame unit for supporting the mat unit; and a toilet unit moveable to an opening portion formed when the hip receiving portion is stored in a lower portion. The lower half body portion comprises a thigh receiving portion that supports thigh portions of the care-dependent person, wherein the thigh portion is lifted with rising of the thigh receiving portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Takayuki Ishida
  • Patent number: 8726434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a support apparatus on which a patient can be supported in a comfortable and secure manner for the preparation for an examination and for the examination, in particular an endorectal biopsy. The support apparatus comprises a sliding apparatus connected to a bearing substructure and is supported in a displaceable manner on the sliding apparatus so that it can be moved partially beyond the substructure connected to the sliding apparatus. The support apparatus also comprises a cutout. The invention also relates to a patient support table comprising a connecting apparatus to connect the patient support table to the support apparatus and serving as a bearing substructure for the support apparatus. A medical device, in particular an MR device, is also disclosed comprising a patient tunnel and the patient support table that can be introduced into the patient tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Gunkel, Hans-Peter Hollenbach, Ludwig Kreischer, Markus Petsch
  • Patent number: 8661585
    Abstract: The multi-position bed for the infirm or physically disabled patients includes a multi-positional support surface. The support surface includes separate pivotally attached segments adapted to support various parts of a patient's body. Segmented lower portions support the patient's feet and lower legs. An upper segment supports the patient's back, neck and head. A central segment is adapted to support patient's buttocks. All portions can be pivoted through a range of positions. The central segment is provided with movable panels, which can be arranged to form an opening in the bed. A toilet is fixed beneath the bed in alignment with the formed opening. The entire support surface can be vertically adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Faisal A. O. Alasfour
  • Publication number: 20130340166
    Abstract: A mobile operating table or surgical cart providing one or more storage areas for medical supplies and waste containers and providing a drainable top surface suitable for performing a surgical or medical procedure. The storage areas are contained within a cavity inside the mobile operating table's base or within storage trays contained within the base. The mobile operating table or surgical cart is able to be easily transported using two or more swivel casters which can be lockable to prevent unwanted movement. The top surface comprises one or more removable panels, which include at least one perforated insert allowing fluid to pass through to a drainage surface below the panels. The collected fluid is then collected into one or more waste fluid containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Scott JOLLEY, Chris JOLLEY
  • Patent number: 8578530
    Abstract: A bed and chair with commode for a patient is disclosed. The bed and chair with commode includes a rectangular main frame, which stands on at least four legs, four frames fitted on the main frame, patient's body over it when patient is lifted up off the bed, side guards being fixed on both sides of main frame for supporting the straps or nets over it and for avoiding the patient from falling down a lifting means for lifting the body of patient over the straps or nets, and a commode pan or pot being fitted under the middle frame with the help of hinge and linkage arrangement. The sliding back of the bed moves upwards and downwards by a mechanism when the back support frame is raised to chair position or lowered to bed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Precision Automation and Robotics India Ltd.
    Inventor: Bhaskar Vitthal Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 8510881
    Abstract: A hospital bed (12) is provided having a slidably extendable drawer (14) in which a removable bed pan (16) is disposed. The drawer (14) fits under the mid-section of the bed, and the bed is provided with a mattress (20) having stationary cushions (22) and moveable cushions (24). The moveable cushions (24) are located in a central portion of the mattress (20) and configured for sliding out from underneath a person lying on the bed (12). A pair of cushion guide tracks (56) are provided which are have a serpentine profile, such that sections (48, 50) of the movable cushions (24) may be lowered and them moved from beneath the body of a person for accessing a central opening (26) beneath which the removable bed pan (16) is located when the drawer (14) is inserted fully into the mid-section of the bed (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Han Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20130198957
    Abstract: A bedding apparatus may include a frame, a fabric cover, and a liquid containment member. The frame may include first and second members coupled to a base for pivotable motion relative thereto between first and second positions. The base may define an opening surrounded by the first and second members when the first and second members are in the first position. The fabric cover may be coupled to the first and second members and may be maintained in a taught condition by the first and second members when the first and second members are in the first position. The liquid containment member may be disposed below the cover and includes sidewalls and a bottom wall attached to the sidewalls. The sidewalls are attached to the base and extend through the opening. The sidewalls may include a mesh material allowing fluid-flow therethrough. The bottom wall may include a liquid-impermeable material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventor: Kelly M. OBRIOT
  • Publication number: 20130185870
    Abstract: A bed for nursing care comprises a mat unit including a hip receiving portion for supporting a hip portion of a care-dependent person, an upper half body receiving portion for supporting an upper half body portion that is upper than the hip portion, and a lower half body portion for supporting a lower half body portion that is lower than the hip portion; a bed frame unit for supporting the mat unit; and a toilet unit moveable to an opening portion formed when the hip receiving portion is stored in a lower portion. The lower half body portion comprises a thigh receiving portion that supports thigh portions of the care-dependent person, wherein the thigh portion is lifted with rising of the thigh receiving portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Takayuki Ishida
  • Publication number: 20130111667
    Abstract: A multi-functional, convertible treatment-table configured to be converted from one type of medical furniture to another and to be further adapted by fitting it with interchangeable, specialized medical furnishings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Edna STERN
  • Patent number: 8424134
    Abstract: A medical bed has developed, comprising a lifting unit extended to the lower body unit with an insertion unit mounted on an elastic spring for applying pressure to a lifting member, a water collection unit positioned at inner room of the bed frame forming sloped bottom surface, an angle adjustment unit installed at the bed frame for angular movement of the bed frame, a plural of the loess bed units, a separation preventing unit for preventing separation of the loess bed unit and a support plate for supporting the loess bed unit. The body unit extends the lower head unit and guides vertical movement of the loess bed. The lifting member installed on a fastening bar for controlling the lifting unit. The elastic spring is arranged inside of the lifting member, and an inlet-outlet for injecting and discharging pneumatic and hydraulic pressure formed at the upper lifting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sor Bed Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Deok-Gyu Byun
  • Patent number: 8407838
    Abstract: An automatic fecal and urinary treatment device includes: a mattress which has an approximately rectangular mounting hole formed in an approximately center portion thereof; a pedestal which has an upper surface of a concave arcuate shape and is configured to be fitted into the mounting hole; a support frame body which is mounted on the pedestal and has an outer bottom surface of a convex arcuate shape which conforms with the upper surface of a concave arcuate shape so as to allow the lateral swinging of the support frame body on the pedestal; a buttock placing pad which is mounted on an upper surface of the support frame body and forms a U-shaped cutout space in a center portion thereof; and a fecal and urinary treatment unit which is loosely fitted into the U-shaped cutout space formed in the buttock placing pad and is configured to perform washing of buttocks and private parts and discharging of urine and stools to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignees: Sanyo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Nakamura, Kim Yong Ha, Do Hyun Ok
  • Patent number: 8359685
    Abstract: A wheel chair with commode for a patient that coverts in to a bed is disclosed. The wheel chair includes an outer rectangular main frame standing on at least four wheeled legs, first, second, third, and four outer frame being connected to each other by pivots or hinges, a pair of additional wheels being connected to the third frame by means of links that prevent the chair or bed from tilting backward due to weight of first and second frames and the patient, a means for making movements of the first, second, third and fourth frames to convert chair into bed or vice-versa, inner frames being slidably fitted inside the outer frames, and a commode pan or pot being fitted under the main frame, wherein a cushion is provided between said main frame and commode pan or pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Bhaskar Vitthal Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20130000040
    Abstract: A reclining mobility chair comprising a bed including a front end and a back end, a seat cushion resting above a central portion of the bed. The reclining mobility chair includes a back support attached to move from a horizontal position to a vertical position. Further elements include a set of lifts affixed beneath the bed, to raise and lower the bed, a housing attached beneath the set of lifts, where the housing controls the reclining mobility chair to move into a plurality of positions, and a set of wheels attached to said housing. Finally the reclining mobility chair includes a commode opening positioned within a central portion of the bed, beneath the seat cushion, and a commode attached beneath the commode opening wherein the commode enables the user to pass bodily fluids while seated upon the reclining mobility chair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Edward Conley, Tamara Yager
  • Patent number: 8336139
    Abstract: A multifunctional microcomputer controlled turn-over nursing bed comprises a bed board that may fold into a L-shape or a U-shape, middle longitudinal plates and left and right side plates wherein the left side plate or the right side plate each comprises a side pillow plate, an adjustable hand rest plate and a hip leaning plate, a movable frame, and a system of interchangeable toilet cover and toilet seat connected by the movable frame which allows excrement collection from a patient lying on the bed even when the bed is folded. The side pillow plate, the hand rest plate and the hip leaning plate may fold synchronously by a link shaft. The bed further comprises a head plate and a foot plate wherein each comprising a centre fixed plate and two active plates, which can be narrowed when two active plates are inserted into a centre fixed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Jiangxi Peiyuan Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiping Wen, Yuqing Zhong
  • Patent number: 8316491
    Abstract: A support structure, such as a mattress, is provided for the placement and removal of a human waste container, such as a bedpan, with minimal exertion by the attendant and minimal movement of the person. The mattress is provided with a cavity equipped with a controllable expandable cushion operatively coupled with the cushion to control an expansion and contraction of the cushion, wherein the control system includes a fluidic pump arranged to pump fluid into the expandable cushion, a fluid relief mechanism arranged to allow fluid to escape the expandable cushion, a fluid pressure reservoir for maintaining a relatively constant pressure in the fluidic system, and a fluid pressure switch operable to automatically activate and deactivate the fluidic pump to maintain a defined pressure level in the expandable cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: John Hayes
  • Patent number: 8302226
    Abstract: A negative pressure care bed, including at least a worktable, an armrest, a rocking bed having an upper bed surface and a lower bed surface, a mattress, a body including an upper part and a lower part, multiple excretion holes, a pair of trousers, a bed pan, a waste container having an inlet and an outlet, and a noise reduction oven. The upper part is connected to the lower part via a hinge. A first lifter is disposed on the upper part. A groove is disposed at the bottom of the negative pressure care bed and formed via the worktable and the armrest. The rocking bed is disposed on the groove via multiple bearing supports. The excretion holes are disposed on the mattress and on the lower bed surface of the rocking bed. The trousers are disposed on the excretion hole. The bed pan is disposed in the excretion hole and on the trousers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventors: Fengbin Hu, Jintao Zhu
  • Patent number: 8296885
    Abstract: A comfortable bed is provided. The bed is comprised of one head panel, one foot panel, two side support panels, one bed plate, one removable key-hole shape panel, and two side bottom frames. The two side support panels are comprised of a rigid wood portion and a soft resilient portion. The resilient portion is comprised of a smooth rounded ā€œWā€ shaped soft rubbery material such as poly-urethane or silicone rubber. The soft resilient portion allows the user to lean his/her hand or leg with comfort and help the user fall asleep easily. A key hole shape panel and groove developed on the bed plate helps the user when excretion is needed with help of an assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Jin Rie
  • Patent number: 8225443
    Abstract: A bedpan system including an underlayment for supporting a supine human patient above a substantially horizontal supporting surface, wherein the underlayment has: a substantially horizontal top surface upon which the patient rests, a substantially parallel, spaced apart bottom surface for lying upon the supporting surface, and a bedpan cavity having an open top in registry with buttocks of the patient; the bedpan system comprising: an underlayment that is an inflatable mattress constructed substantially of flexible plastic sheet material comprising: a top sheet providing the top surface, a bottom sheet providing the bottom surface, side wall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical side walls around the perimeter of the underlayment when it is inflated, and cavity sidewall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical sidewalls in the cavity; a cavity base that is joined to the cavity sidewalls as a closed bottom
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Sandra Stefano, Anthony G. Martin
  • Publication number: 20120180217
    Abstract: A bedding apparatus may include a first fabric layer, a second fabric layer, and a frame. The first fabric layer may allow passage of fluid therethrough. The second fabric layer may also allow passage of fluid therethrough. The second fabric layer may be connected to the first fabric layer to form a gap therebetween. The frame may engage at least one of the first and second fabric layers and retain the first and second fabric layers in a taut condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: SECURE BEGINNINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Kelly M. Obriot, Julie Andreae
  • Publication number: 20120150081
    Abstract: The invention is about the support unit for the physically handicapped patient that is used for the unconscious or conscious physically handicapped patient, fulfills the patient's needs automatically or through manually controlled directions, turns into a bed or wheeled handicapped chair when wished, ensures that the patient does physical movements, provides the blood circle by making massage under the lower base of the foot through the vibration of the step under the patient's feet, ensures that the patient defecates depending on the equipments under the seat section (22) of the chair and that defecation is transferred to the sewage system wholly automatically and hygienically without human touch, gaining the patient the freedom of movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Aslan Ali Pirli
  • Publication number: 20120117729
    Abstract: The invention relates to therapeutic-prophylactic equipment and domestic articles and can be used in the home for the care of seriously ill patients having limited mobility or being completely immobile as well as for the prophylactic treatment of temporarily immobile patients. The use of the proposed bed makes it possible to combine various methods for acting on the body, thereby making it possible to take measures for the efficient prevention and healing of a wide range of diseases. This, together with all the listed means and the interactions thereof, makes it possible to enhance and widen the healing effect and improve service quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: OBSHHESTVO S OGRANICHENNOJ OTVETSTVENNOST'YU <<STROJINZHINIRING SM>>
    Inventors: Petr Vladimirovich Nikolaev, Yakov Benediktovich Ulanovsky, Elena Yakovlevna Kozlova, Ivan Petrovich Nikolaev, Mikhail Yakovlevich Ulanovsky, Alena Petrovna Nikolaeva
  • Patent number: 8171583
    Abstract: A mattress apparatus that combines the functionality of a hospital bed with that of a bedpan is herein disclosed. A bedpan assembly is provided to temporarily replace a slidable mattress section in the middle of the mattress area. In use, a person confined to a bed can use the bedpan without exiting the bed, thereby avoiding undue physical stress. The bedpan is inserted under a buttock area for normal use using an integrated track system, and slid out being coincidentally replaced by the slidable mattress section, to return the bed to its original condition. The bedpan can be removed, emptied, and cleaned by the care-giver without disturbing the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Josephine Hooker, Marcus Small, Joell McKay
  • Patent number: 8171582
    Abstract: The invention relates to therapeutic-prophylactic equipment and domestic articles and can be used in the home for the care of seriously ill patients having limited mobility or being completely immobile as well as for the prophylactic treatment of temporarily immobile patients. The use of the proposed bed makes it possible to combine various methods for acting on the body, thereby making it possible to take measures for the efficient prevention and healing of a wide range of diseases. This, together with all the listed means and the interactions thereof, makes it possible to enhance and widen the healing effect and improve service quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Obshhestvo S Organichennoj Otvetstvennost'Yu Strojinzhiniring SM
    Inventors: Petr Vladimirovich Nikolaev, Yakov Benediktovich Ulanovsky, Elena Yakovlevna Kozlova, Ivan Petrovich Nikolaev, Mikhail Yakovlevich Ulanovsky, Alena Petrovna Nikolaeva
  • Patent number: 8108958
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad or drawsheet having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. The apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products may also provide continuous zero pressure in the area of the buttock while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. As a result, the apparatus can prevent and treat pressure ulcers that frequently occur in the area of the buttock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: George Gregory Stephens, Lynn Babb Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110209285
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad having a bag coupled thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory STEPHENS
  • Publication number: 20110203052
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad or drawsheet having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. The apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products may also provide continuous zero pressure in the area of the buttock while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. As a result, the apparatus can prevent and treat pressure ulcers that frequently occur in the area of the buttock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110162143
    Abstract: A medical bed has developed, comprising a lifting unit extended to the lower body unit with an insertion unit mounted on an elastic spring for applying pressure to a lifting member, a water collection unit positioned at inner room of the bed frame forming sloped bottom surface, an angle adjustment unit installed at the bed frame for angular movement of the bed frame, a plural of the loess bed units, a separation preventing unit for preventing separation of the loess bed unit and a support plate for supporting the loess bed unit. The body unit extends the lower head unit and guides vertical movement of the loess bed. The lifting member installed on a fastening bar for controlling the lifting unit. The elastic spring is arranged inside of the lifting member, and an inlet-outlet for injecting and discharging pneumatic and hydraulic pressure formed at the upper lifting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Deok-Gyu Byun
  • Publication number: 20110145993
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally relate to a fluid disposal apparatus and system. In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a fluid disposal apparatus comprises a liquid collection device, a perforated support layer disposed above the liquid collection device, a spacer layer disposed above the perforated support layer comprising a plurality of substantially nonabsorbent members, and a perforated comfort layer disposed above the spacer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: SHARON F. RADER, Kara L. Rader-Phothimat, Matthew R. Rader, Regena L. Rader
  • Patent number: 7962980
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may allow for continuous collection of human waste products while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. Additionally, the apparatus may reduce the need for the use of Foley catheters for incontinence management, thereby reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections related to such use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory Stephens
  • Patent number: 7958581
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may allow for continuous collection of human waste products while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. Additionally, the apparatus may reduce the need for the use of Foley catheters for incontinence management, thereby reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections related to such use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory Stephens
  • Publication number: 20110131726
    Abstract: A turn-over nursing bed comprises a bed board composed of several plates. Said bed board comprises middle longitudinal plates (4, 9), left and right side plates (49) and a head plate and a foot plate at the both ends of the bed. The middle longitudinal plates (4, 9) and one of the side plates (49) turned up may form an ā€œLā€ figure. The left and right side plates (49) are respectively composed of a side pillow plate (1), a hand laid plate (18) and a hip leaning plate (8), above three plates are disconnected one another. The side plate (49) is turned up by cooperation with a plate end shaft (15) at the foot plate, a plurality of hinge shafts (16) in the middle section of the bed board and a link shaft (5). The head plate and the foot plate are respectively composed of a centre fixed plate (2,13) and active plates 914) on both sides of the centre fixed plate (2,13), such that the bed can be narrowed. A monitor display (12) is mounted in the middle of the foot plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: Yiping Wen, Yuqing Zhong
  • Publication number: 20110041248
    Abstract: A bedsore prevention mattress is disclosed, which can effectively prevent a bedsore of a patient who uses a bed or the like for a long time by circulating air while raising a portion directly contacting with a back, waist or shoulder of a patient. The bedsore prevention mattress comprises a plurality of air cylinder apparatuses each equipped with a vertically installed cylinder body, a piston rod which is engaged to each cylinder body and moves up and down, and a contact means which is engaged to an upper side of the piston rod and contacts with a patient's back; an air supply apparatus for supplying a high pressure air to each air cylinder apparatus; an air supply tube H which connects each air cylinder apparatus and the air supply apparatus; and a control unit C which controls the operations of the air supply apparatus and the air cylinder apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Ju Young KIM
  • Publication number: 20100319129
    Abstract: A negative pressure care bed, including at least a worktable, an armrest, a rocking bed having an upper bed surface and a lower bed surface, a mattress, a body including an upper part and a lower part, multiple excretion holes, a pair of trousers, a bed pan, a waste container having an inlet and an outlet, and a noise reduction oven. The upper part is connected to the lower part via a hinge. A first lifter is disposed on the upper part. A groove is disposed at the bottom of the negative pressure care bed and formed via the worktable and the armrest. The rocking bed is disposed on the groove via multiple bearing supports. The excretion holes are disposed on the mattress and on the lower bed surface of the rocking bed. The trousers are disposed on the excretion hole. The bed pan is disposed in the excretion hole and on the trousers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Fengbin HU, Jintao ZHU
  • Publication number: 20100313357
    Abstract: A medical bed structure includes a bed frame. The bed frame is provided with a plurality of spray nozzles on its edge. The bottom of the bed frame is formed with a discharge hole and a cleaning set on the discharge hole. The spray nozzles are capable of spraying water for cleaning. The discharge hole is adapted to discharge feces. The cleaning set is adapted to clean the anus of the patient after having a bowel movement. The present invention provides a patient who lies in bed for a long period of time to take a bath and to clean the feces automatically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Wen-Lung CHANG
  • Patent number: 7836525
    Abstract: A Comfort Seat and Commode Device that is adaptable for incorporation into a wheel chair, an ordinary arm chair or couch or bed, a hospital bed, or any other means of convalescence or permanent occupation by the disabled, is herein disclosed. The device's framework supports a seat portion that is capable of rotating to provide an opening through which a patient or disabled person may eliminate waste. The rotatable seat is located in-line vertically with a waste bin and cover that comprise the commode. An actuation means is provided, which, in response to a command by the user, simultaneously opens the waste bin cover, rotates the seat, and elevates the waste bin to permit use of the device. A means of providing squirting action of a cleaning solution to cleanse the user after elimination, as well as a drying system, may also be incorporated into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: Hector Castillo, Mahendra C. Shah
  • Publication number: 20100229305
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may allow for continuous collection of human waste products while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. Additionally, the apparatus may reduce the need for the use of Foley catheters for incontinence management, thereby reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections related to such use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory Stephens
  • Publication number: 20100199422
    Abstract: A wheel chair with commode for a patient that coverts in to a bed is disclosed. The wheel chair includes an outer rectangular main frame standing on at least four wheeled legs, first, second, third, and four outer frame being connected to each other by pivots or hinges, a pair of additional wheels being connected to the third frame by means of links that prevent the chair or bed from tilting backward due to weight of first and second frames and the patient, a means for making movements of the first, second, third and fourth frames to convert chair into bed or vice-versa, inner frames being slidably fitted inside the outer frames, and a commode pan or pot being fitted under the main frame, wherein a cushion is provided between said main frame and commode pan or pot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Bhaskar Vitthal Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20100199429
    Abstract: A bed and chair with commode for a patient is disclosed. The bed and chair with commode includes a rectangular main frame, which stands on at least four legs, four frames fitted on the main frame, patient's body over it when patient is lifted up off the bed, side guards being fixed on both sides of main frame for supporting the straps or nets over it and for avoiding the patient from falling down a lifting means for lifting the body of patient over the straps or nets, and a commode pan or pot being fitted under the middle frame with the help of hinge and linkage arrangement. The sliding back of the bed moves upwards and downwards by a mechanism when the back support frame is raised to chair position or lowered to bed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Inventor: Bhaskar Vitthal Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20100125951
    Abstract: A bedpan system including an underlayment for supporting a supine human patient above a substantially horizontal supporting surface, wherein the underlayment has: a substantially horizontal top surface upon which the patient rests, a substantially parallel, spaced apart bottom surface for lying upon the supporting surface, and a bedpan cavity having an open top in registry with buttocks of the patient; the bedpan system comprising: an underlayment that is an inflatable mattress constructed substantially of flexible plastic sheet material comprising: a top sheet providing the top surface, a bottom sheet providing the bottom surface, side wall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical side walls around the perimeter of the underlayment when it is inflated, and cavity sidewall sheets attached between the top sheet and the bottom sheet providing substantially vertical sidewalls in the cavity; a cavity base that is joined to the cavity sidewalls as a closed bottom
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventors: Sandra Stefano, Anthony G. Martin
  • Publication number: 20100101023
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, an apparatus for continuous collection of human waste products is disclosed. The apparatus may include a bed frame, a lower plate having a container coupled thereto, an upper plate having an aperture defined therein, a mattress having an aperture defined therein, a mattress cover having an aperture defined therein and an absorbent pad having a bag coupled thereto. The apparatus may allow for continuous collection of human waste products while maintaining the patient in a comfortable position. The apparatus may further facilitate preventing human waste products from contacting the skin of the patient, thereby substantially reducing the occurrence of pressure ulcers. Additionally, the apparatus may reduce the need for the use of Foley catheters for incontinence management, thereby reducing the occurrence of urinary tract infections related to such use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventors: Lynn Babb Stephens, George Gregory Stephens
  • Publication number: 20100088821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal insulation nursing bed which comprises a bed frame and supporting legs. The upper edge of the bed frame is provided with a meshed sheet body while the bottom edge of the bed frame is provided with a fixed thermal insulation bottom hood which facilitates thermal insulation for the bottom of the meshed sheet body. When the upper part of the body of the patient is covered with a quilt and other beddings, the patient lying in the bed will be kept warm. The meshed sheet body is also characterized in favorable ventilation and easy to clean. The invention, rational in design and simple in structure, effectively facilitates the solution of problems in the traditional nursing bed which is poor in ventilation. In addition, the invention also facilitates the cleaning of the nursing bed as the sewage can be directly collected and discharged through the outlet at the bottom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Xiading Wang
  • Publication number: 20100083441
    Abstract: The present invention is a nursing bed (1) having a mat body (3) provided with an upper body receiving section (8) constructed from a backrest section (11) and a waist receiving section (12) that are pivotally connected together. A hip receiving section (7) is split into the left and right, and the left and right hip receiving sections (7a, 7b) are arranged so as to be slidable in the directions of approaching and separating from each other. To use a toilet bowl (20), the waist receiving section (12) is rotated upward about a pivotally connected section (14) at which the waist receiving section (12) and the backrest section (11) are connected and then the left and right hip receiving sections (7a, 7b) are slid in the direction of their separation to thereby form an opening. After that, the toilet bowl (10) is raised to the opening, the waist receiving section (12) is rotated downward about the pivotally connected section (14), and then the backrest section (11) is rotated in the direction in which it rises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Takayuki Ishida