Having Drain Means Patents (Class 5/606)
  • 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: 9009892
    Abstract: One embodiment of a topper assembly for a mattress comprises a liquid permeable cover layer, a liquid transport layer beneath the cover layer that directs liquid transport therethrough in a preferred direction, a liquid impermeable base layer beneath the transport layer, an air mover in fluid communication with the transport layer and a reservoir positioned downstream of the liquid transport layer. Operation of the air mover moves air and liquid through the liquid transport layer in the preferred direction such that the reservoir captures liquid discharged from the liquid transport layer. A related support apparatus comprises a mattress and a condition management assembly atop the mattress. The condition management assembly includes the liquid transport layer, the liquid impermeable base layer, the air mover and the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A Lachenbruch, Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140310875
    Abstract: Provided is a caregiving bed having a variety of usage aspects. A caregiving bed includes a bed main body, and one support platform and another support platform. The bed main body includes a rectangular pad part. Each of the support platforms is provided with an elevator device connected to the pad part to raise and lower the bed main body. Each of the support platforms is provided with a pair of support columns extending upward. A beam member is provided between the support columns of the one support platform and between the support columns of the other support platform. The distance between the pad part and the attachment part decreases when the bed main body is raised by the elevator devices, whereas the distance between the pad part and the attachment part increases when the bed main body is lowered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi IIDA
  • Patent number: 8833707
    Abstract: A urology drainage bag system has disposable clamps and/or bands that are disposed of along with the disposable urology drape. The drape, clamps, and band may comprise an integrated system for disposal as a unit. In some embodiments, the drape, clamps, and band are assembled together at the time of manufacture and sold as an integrated unit such that assembly of the drape onto the band by the end users at the point of use is not needed. Several plastic molded clamp embodiments are disclosed. Alternative methods and devices for supporting a flexible band and drainage bag relative to an OR table are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah M. Steinberg, Paul J. Skavicus, Jesse S. Drake, Mark A. Sutherland, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Patent number: 8719978
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus, in particular for a medical imaging apparatus, has a table for supporting a patient, and a support unit, wherein the table is arranged at the support unit such that the table may be displaced along a longitudinal extension of the support unit. Further, the patient support apparatus has a protective wall element which closes off a region for receiving fluids on the table and/or on the support unit in a fluid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hanns Eder, Patrick Gross, Martin Ringholz, Markus Schmidt
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8635722
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a molded bed having a contoured sleeping surface surrounded by a liquid barrier. The sleeping surface having a plurality of channels formed therein terminating at a plurality of drains extending through the bed to direct loose liquid on the sleeping surface through a drain. The bed further comprising a means for attaching the bed to a floor and a tamper resistance glide assembly inserted in a foot on the bed, the glide comprising a floor engaging pad having a support shaft extending there from, a traveler on the support shaft. The traveler fixed in a glide pocket in the foot. The pad traversing axially in the glide pocket to orient the sleeping surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Norix Group, Inc
    Inventors: Brian Moon, Jed C. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20130298330
    Abstract: One embodiment of a topper assembly for a mattress comprises a liquid permeable cover layer, a liquid transport layer beneath the cover layer that directs liquid transport therethrough in a preferred direction, a liquid impermeable base layer beneath the transport layer, an air mover in fluid communication with the transport layer and a reservoir positioned downstream of the liquid transport layer. Operation of the air mover moves air and liquid through the liquid transport layer in the preferred direction such that the reservoir captures liquid discharged from the liquid transport layer. A related support apparatus comprises a mattress and a condition management assembly atop the mattress. The condition management assembly includes the liquid transport layer, the liquid impermeable base layer, the air mover and the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • Patent number: 8484779
    Abstract: A table suited for a stylist when styling hair of a deceased body is configured to hold the deceased body to allow hair to be styled. The table has a set of scissor-like supports with a foot-actuated control, thereby providing a means to adjustably elevate and lower the table. The table may also be angled via a pair of foot-actuated controls. A footrest at the table's base supports the deceased person along with a plurality of body securing straps. The table also comprises a separate platform for allowing the stylist to store products within and a neck support to further support the deceased body configuration resulting in optimum hairstyling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Sonja L. Bradwell
  • 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: 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: 8132277
    Abstract: An emergency response treatment bed system. The emergency response beds may include a frame having a pair of opposing tubular stainless steel side supports and a pair of opposing tubular stainless steel end supports. The side supports and end supports are affixed each to the other by corner fixtures. A plurality of collapsible support legs are affixed to the frame. The support legs have an upper end and a lower end, and are adapted to support the frame above a selected substrate. A support deck is coupled to the frame. The support deck is adapted to support a patient body, and is provided with a liquid impervious, molded thermoplastic contaminant resistant cleanable surface. The support deck also has, above at least some of the support legs, a cutout portion defined by edgewalls, to provide access through the support deck to the support legs, so that multiple beds may be stacked one above the other, using support inserts between vertically adjacent support legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: United Industry, LLC
    Inventor: John Buchanan
  • Publication number: 20090265854
    Abstract: This invention provides a bed for a patient including a patient lifting means; and a length of moveable sheet material, wherein a first portion of the sheet material is aligned below the patient support, and the sheet material is moveable such that the portion is no longer aligned below the patient and is replaced with a second portion of the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventor: Kenneth Lindsay Pagden
  • Publication number: 20090241262
    Abstract: A mobile veterinary surgical table incorporating a dental operatory, the mobile veterinary surgical table having a base member having a mobility means, a support pedestal member mounted to the base frame member allowing height adjustment of the support surface of the veterinary surgical table, the veterinary surgical support being bifurcated so as to be angularly oriented from the horizontal to a V-shape, the veterinary support member being tiltable at a desired angle and having a runoff tray positioned beneath the support surface for the disposition of fluids, there being positioned at one end of the support surface a dental tray, there being positioned on the base frame beneath the support surface a dental operatory, including all of the tools required for the operation of the dental operatory for performing dental treatment of the animal while its head is positioned on the dental tray.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Inventor: Frank Jehn
  • Patent number: 7562402
    Abstract: This patent discloses a reclining hair wash chair for a toddler in a bathtub. The bathtub hair wash recliner may include a torso support connected between a head support and a footrest. The torso support, the head support, and the foot may be hollow and have rubber strands attached to their top to provide a slip resistant surface. A bubble foam core may be positioned within the head support, the torso support, and the footrest. When the head support is lying on the torso support, the bubble foam core may be removed from the recliner by pulling on a bubble foam core tilting area in a direction that is parallel to the head support and the torso support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventors: Dorsie L. Calloway, Bruce Campbell
  • Patent number: 7540661
    Abstract: Disclosed is a patient table for an x-ray system with a table top, the length of which can be optionally varied. The table top can be of a modular design, or can comprise a plurality of table segments or slats depending on the type of x-ray device used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mathias Hörnig
  • Publication number: 20090077745
    Abstract: A waterproof bedspread includes an outer peripheral portion for engaging onto and for securing onto a headboard and a footboard and two side frames of a hospital bed with a fastening device and for forming a recess in the waterproof bedspread, the waterproof bedspread includes one or more outlet ports for discharging a water or fluid received in the recess of the waterproof bedspread, the waterproof bedspread may include a basic layer having a number of longitudinal filaments and lateral filaments each formed by a thread having a wax outer layer. A cover layer is secured onto the basic layer and includes a number of hair members provided on top to form a hairy structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventor: Su Jen Chou
  • Publication number: 20090044762
    Abstract: A veterinary procedure table includes an animal support member upon which an animal may be placed during the performance of a veterinary procedure. A basin associated with the animal support member is adapted to receive fluid material that may be generated during the performance of the veterinary procedure. The veterinary procedure table further includes a grille associated with the animal support member. The grille includes a frame and a plurality of elongate rods rotatably coupled to the frame. In one embodiment, at least one rod is fixed against rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Publication date: February 19, 2009
    Applicant: MIDMARK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Charles C. Keil
  • Publication number: 20080127417
    Abstract: A device is provided for controlling run-off fluids from a person or animal, the device comprising a surface adapted to receive the person or animal while facilitating the evacuation and isolation of fluid running off the person or animal. The device facilitates full length exposure of the personal or animal so as to assure complete and immediate removal, isolation and measurement of hazardous fluid from same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: Robert D. Harty
  • Publication number: 20080047066
    Abstract: A bed bath system having a mattress with a bed surface and mattress wall periphery about the bed surface; a support member having an inner wall sized and configured to contact and encircle the mattress wall periphery; a fluid impermeable sheet having a first side disposable on the mattress and an opposing second side, the sheet disposable in the support member to form an envelope on the second side, the envelope having a floor coplanar with the bed surface, a lateral wall coplanar with the support member inner wall, and a bath space interior to the lateral wall and the floor; an infusion reservoir with a dispensing port to dispense a bathing fluid; a nozzle in fluid communication with the dispensing port operative to emit bathing fluid into the envelope; and a drainage port positioned to drain waste fluid from the envelope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: William R. Cordero
  • Patent number: 7197780
    Abstract: The universal hospital bed designed for nursing the immobile patients with additional bathing equipment” belongs to the category of the health equipment, intended for the health institutions, gerontology institutions and family households. The essence of the invention is in its constructive solution of the three-part bed, which using the mechanism for electrical and mechanical adjustment of the angles of the slope of the mobile parts of bed, could be converted into the form of (arm) chair. The belt holders and belts for fastening the patients are installed on the back part of the bed, and the antidecubitus mattress is placed along the whole bed, used as preventive protection of the patients against decubitus, or if patient already has it, for healing of the wounds. On the middle sitting part of the bed-mattress, part of the mattress is cut and the basic insert (41) is made of it, which if necessary, could be replaced with WC insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2007
    Inventor: Dobrica Petric
  • Patent number: 7165280
    Abstract: A fluid-control medical mattress includes a platform and multiple supports mounted on the platform. Each support is a bladder for selectively receiving fluid to support a patient. A skirt is mounted to a periphery of the platform and surrounds the platform for retaining water with the platform for a nurse to conveniently clean the body of the patient who lies on the platform. The multiple supports respectively correspond to the head, neck, shoulder, pelvis and knee for supporting the patient who lies on the platform when the multiple supports are full of fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Inventor: Chao-Jan Wang
  • Patent number: 7140054
    Abstract: A rectangular structure on wheels has a first and second slab. The first slab supports the patient's washing apparatus including heated water tank, an air blower and waste water tank. The second or top slab spaced apart above the first slab has an attached hinged back rest and is covered with a message pad and a disposable washing liner. The top slab is configured to have waste water flow into a drain which leads to the waste water tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Leonel E. Charles
  • Patent number: 7073464
    Abstract: A height adjustable veterinary wet table can be lowered in elevation to assist in locating animals to the wet table surface and can be raised to an elevation desirable for veterinary treatment of the animal with material received by the wet sink transferred to a drainage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: dbl. 7, LLC
    Inventor: Charles C. Keil
  • Patent number: 7028355
    Abstract: A medical sanitary multifunctional system bed is provided for nursing, having necessary functions that can be added optionally according to clinical conditions of users. The optional addition of functions allows the medical sanitary multifunctional system bed to perform necessary functions, on a case-by-case basis, thereby minimizing the economic burden imposed on patients. Ordinarily, the bed includes a lower capsule, supported by a metallic support frame, an upper capsule mounted on the lower capsule, a movable and rotatable portion, which is supported by the metallic support frame, and a plurality of removable cushions placed on the movable portion. On a optional basis, the bed may include a stool, a bathtub, a shower, and additional washers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2006
    Inventor: Masateru Koga
  • Patent number: 6964595
    Abstract: A child's infant-care play center includes a table having a recessed bath tub and a changing-table/bed removably disposed over the tub. Upstanding dividers and a headboard demarcate respective bathing/changing/sleeping and washing-sink/eating areas on the table. A flexible conduit having a faucet attached at one end is extractible from and retractable into one of the dividers, and an electronic element selectably to generate and couple the sound of running water through the conduit and out the faucet. A mobile mounted over the bathing/changing/sleeping area may be selectably actuated to rotate conjointly with an accompanying melody. A baby monitor includes a portion fixed to the upper surface of the table, a portable portion, and elements for selectably generating and projecting one of a variety of baby sounds through the fixed portion. A free-standing booster chair that converts to a potty can be removably supported on an edge of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc
    Inventor: Elizabeth A. Libretti
  • Patent number: 6957457
    Abstract: A bed having a base, a pedestal oriented between a top side of the base and a patient support deck to facilitate elevational movement of the support deck. The patient support deck includes a seat section which includes a deck plate. A pair of laterally spaced support brackets are provided on the patient support deck. Coupling elements are supported on each of the support brackets. Separate patient supporting devices are configured to operatively connect to a selected one of the two coupling elements is provided. A guideway is provided on each of the support brackets, the guideway supporting a frame and having a track thereon. A receptacle is mounted on the track and for movement relative to the frame, the receptacle being stowable beneath the deck plate and deployable so that the receptacle is oriented immediately below the perineal edge of the seat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2005
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stryker, Mike Hernandez, William Bleeker, Jr., Jeff Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 6871367
    Abstract: A combination bed and bathing device designed for bathing patients and individuals who may suffer varying degrees of impairment or immobility due to illness, injury or other conditions, which may render these individuals incapable of adequately conducting personal hygiene, including a bed frame. A mattress portion is adjustably coupled with the bed frame. The mattress portion is adjustable vertically with respect to the bed frame. A water container is coupled with the bed frame. The water container has an open upper end and a closed lower end. The open upper end has a rigid perforated netting secured therein. A sliding pad is coupled with the water container. The sliding pad covers the open upper end of the water container in a covered orientation. The sliding pad has a removable central section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventors: Michael Beckles, Naomi Safe′Zapata
  • Patent number: 6848133
    Abstract: A care bed comprises a bed main body provided with an opening for elevating a bedpan, a bedpan assembled downward of the bed main body and supported in a freely elevating manner with respect to the bed main body, a bedpan elevating device that is moved between a lifted position in which the bedpan is lifted through the opening of the bed main body to above the bed surface and a descended position in which it is stored under the bed main body, and an excrement collecting device for sucking and collecting excrements from the bedpan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2005
    Assignee: Birumen Kagoshima Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20040194212
    Abstract: There is disclosed a treatment table that has a footbath in the leg section. The treatment table can be positioned in many different configurations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2004
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: John M. Fanuzzi
  • Publication number: 20040148705
    Abstract: A bed having a base, a pedestal oriented between a top side of the base and a patient support deck to facilitate elevational movement of the support deck. The patient support deck includes a seat section which includes a deck plate. A pair of laterally spaced support brackets are provided on the patient support deck. Coupling elements are supported on each of the support brackets. Separate patient supporting devices are configured to operatively connect to a selected one of the two coupling elements is provided. A guideway is provided on each of the support brackets, the guideway supporting a frame and having a track thereon. A receptacle is mounted on the track and for movement relative to the frame, the receptacle being stowable beneath the deck plate and deployable so that the receptacle is oriented immediately below the perineal edge of the seat section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stryker, Mike Hernandez, William Bleeker, Jeff Lewandowski
  • Patent number: 6739003
    Abstract: There is disclosed a treatment table that has a footbath in the leg section. The treatment table can be positioned in many different configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: John M. Fanuzzi
  • Patent number: 6725479
    Abstract: A bed having a base, a pedestal oriented between a top side of the base and a patient support deck to facilitate elevational movement of the support deck. The patient support deck includes a seat section which includes a deck plate. A pair of laterally spaced support brackets are provided on the patient support deck. Coupling elements are supported on each of the support brackets. Separate patient supporting devices are configured to operatively connect to a selected one of the two coupling elements is provided. A guideway is provided on each of the support brackets, the guideway supporting a frame and having a track thereon. A receptacle is mounted on the track and for movement relative to the frame, the receptacle being stowable beneath the deck plate and deployable so that the receptacle is oriented immediately below the perineal edge of the seat section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Stryker, Mike Hernandez, Steve Smargiasso, William Bleeker, Jr., Jeff Lewandowski
  • Publication number: 20030088918
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a care bed enabling use of a bedpan on the bed and further reducing burden on a care-receiving person and a care-giving person, wherein the bed comprises a bed main body provided with an opening for elevating a bedpan, a bedpan assembled downward of the bed main body and supported in a freely elevating manner with respect to the bed main body, a bedpan elevating device that is moved between a lifted position in which the bedpan is lifted through the opening of the bed main body to above the bed surface and a descended position in which it is stored under the bed main body, and an excrement collecting device for sucking and collecting excrements from the bedpan. The bed main body may be provided with a split mattress that covers the opening in normal conditions and that is pushed upward through lifting force of the bedpan when lifting the bedpan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2002
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Applicant: BIRUMEN KAGOSHIMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6543068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable bed-bath and shower device. The device provides an oblong, inflatable bath tub unit 12 used to assist in the bathing of bed ridden patients. The bath tub or housing 12 of the device is a rubber material consisting of an electric air compressor 20, water valve 22, dirty water discharge pump 24 and hose 26, shower head 28, hook and loop straps 18, a swivel head hanger 46, storage pockets 30 for soap and wash cloths and tote cart 70. A patient can be easily placed upon the bath unit prior to the inflation thereof. The bath unit is then inflated by the electric compressor 20 and a hose 44 is connected to the water valve of the unit and at the other distal end, to a sink. Hook and loop fasteners 18 are supplied to secure the patient 14 within the bath device and to lift the limbs of a patient for easy cleaning of the limbs. A water valve 22 is also provided consisting of a control valve 38 and separate drain valve 40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Inventor: Alisa Penninger
  • Patent number: 6511501
    Abstract: An inflatable convective thermal pad is adapted for use under a patient. The pad has a surface on a layer that receives the patient and that provides for the passage of air through the layer and the surface toward the patient. One or more drain openings or channels are provided in the layer for draining fluid from the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Augustine Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Augustine, Thomas P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6502259
    Abstract: A cushion bed with a flushing device. The bed includes a containing cushion that is adhered to the upper part of the air cushion and shaped as a tilted groove, being removable, and including a sensor. When discharge from a patient falls on the surface of the containing cushion, a sensor senses this and a water pump is activated, so that water can be spurted through both the water-spurting head to flush the discharge on the surface of the containing cushion, and the other water-spurting head installed on top of the containing cushion cleanses the excretory organs of the patient. The inventive device provides the patients in the persistent vegetative state with the convenience of urinating and defecating in bed, and with the functions of keeping the excretory organs of the patient clean and not prone to bacteria growth or infection, and sanitizes the bed cushion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Inventor: Chi-An Chang
  • Patent number: 6467112
    Abstract: An operation table. The table includes table top and a sink mounted under the table top. The sink is provided at one end with a discharge port, and at other end with an opening which is provided with a cover plate having a ventilation hole, and a sink cover having through holes. When a surgical operation is carried out on the sink cover, the waste fluids of the surgical operation are collected in the sink via the through holes of the sink cover such that liquid fluids are drained out via the discharge port of the sink, and gaseous fluids are drawn out of the sink via the ventilation hole which is fastened at one end of a ventilation pipe which is in turn fastened at another end with a pumping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: Veterans General Hospital-Taipei
    Inventor: Henrich Cheng
  • Publication number: 20020124314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cushion bed with a flushing device, comprising a containing cushion that, adhered to the upper part of the air cushion, is shaped as a tilted groove and removable, and a sensor. When excrement of a patient falls on the surface of the containing cushion, a sensor then senses and a water pump is activated, so that water can be spurted through both the water-spurting head to flush excrement on the surface of the containing cushion, and the other water-spurting head installed on top of the containing cushion to cleanse the excretory organs of the patient. The present invention provides the disabled and patients in the persistent vegetative state with the convenience of urinating and defecating in bed, and with the functions of keeping the excretory organs of the patient clean and not prone to bacteria-growing or infection, and a constant sanitary condition of the cushion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2001
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Chi-An Chang
  • Patent number: 6421853
    Abstract: An improvement to gurneys for cleaning patients confined to bed which generally is comprised of a structure with legs having caster wheels, which includes, generally, a framework for affixing a table to support the patient with a washing basin comprised of a piece of flexible and collapsible laminar material, attached to the frame, which follows the perimeter of the support table and is connected to form walls that delimit a space for washing. The improvement is comprised of a frame that includes elongations at the ends of its longitudinal sides, which project vertically above the table with rows of notches to affix and hold the upper edge of the laminar piece and to delimit the washing space. These elongations may be comprised of extensions of the ends of the longitudinal sides of the frame in a U shape, formed with vertical inclined sections joined below the frame, of which one, the furthest from the frame, projects above the table to incorporate the row of affixing notches for the laminar material piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2002
    Inventors: Edgardo René Pecorelli, Edgardo Luis Pecorelli
  • Patent number: 6371976
    Abstract: A thermally controllable apparatus for use with a predetermined therapeutic support platform apparatus and a thermia fluid producing device, wherein said apparatus includes a first side configuratively disposed adjacent the patient surface of the support platform, a second side disposed adjacent a patient and having a first portion thereof sealably connected to a first portion the first side and a second portion thereof spaced from a second portion of the first side such that there is formed a pocket therebetween and valve means operably connected to the pocket and to the thermal fluid producing device to permit fluid flow therebetween and a method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2002
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Vrzalik, Cesar Z. Lina
  • Patent number: 6282735
    Abstract: A hydrotherapy mattress assembly which includes an air-over-foam core, a base for receiving the air-over-foam core, and a top cover overlying the air-over-foam core. The top cover provides a patient support surface and includes a drain trough. The drain trough is coupled to a drain which extends through the air-over-foam core and the base, so that liquids can be drained from the patient support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Stolpmann, Kenneth R. Smith, Roger D. Dalton, Gary W. Ferdon, Jonathan H. Mueller
  • Patent number: 6279510
    Abstract: Disclosed is a veterinarian treatment table having a base upon which an elongated tub rests. The tub has an inclined bottom wall to drain fluids towards a drain at the bottom of the tub. Also provided is a fluid dispersing means which, in one embodiment, is a spray bar having a plurality of openings to allow fluid such as water to flow onto the tub bottom. A fluid sheeting element is also provided to form a uniform sheet of fluid from the fluid. The tub is fitted with a grate that will support an animal and allow fluids to flow freely from the animal to the tub interior space and bottom wall. The uniform sheet of fluid from the fluid dispersing means continuously washes fluids from the animal away and into a drain. The water flow can be adjusted by a valve controlled by the veterinarian practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Inventor: Richard Batterton
  • Patent number: 6272705
    Abstract: A bed frame for invalids for alleviating and preventing bedsores. The bed frame for invalids includes a frame. The frame includes a perimeter portion having a first side bar, a second side bar, a first end bar and a second end bar. The bars are integrally coupled together such that the perimeter portion generally has a rectangular shape. The perimeter portion comprises a plastic material. Each of a plurality of leg members is integrally coupled to and extends downwardly from one of the side bars. Each of the leg members has a free end adapted for positioning on one of the parallel support members of a first bed frame. A supporting means supports a body on the frame. The supporting means extends transversely across and is securely attached to the perimeter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Inventor: Wilma Fay Jones
  • Patent number: 6230345
    Abstract: A moveable pedicure table for combination with a reclining facial bed as provided having a table frame with side portions and a central open portion. Legs extend downward from the frame and rollers are attached to the legs for movement along a horizontal ground or floor surface. Projections extend inward into the central open area from the sides of the table frame. The projections are constructed for supporting a pedicure basin at a predetermined height. A connector mechanism is attached to the table frame for detachable engagement with a facial bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventors: Maria Alba Borrero, Ilba Moreno
  • Patent number: 6131220
    Abstract: A mat for a nursing bed having a number of repeatedly flexing thermoplastics filaments aggregated to form a stereonetwork aggregation having through hole portions for cleaning pipes, ventilating pipes, deodorants, and the like, with notches formed therein for flexibly forming the mat in a reclining motion of the bed to accommodate the body of a person on the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: Morimura Kousan Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tadaki Morimura
  • Patent number: 6102936
    Abstract: An inflatable convective thermal pad is adapted for use under a patient. The pad has a surface on a layer that receives the patient and that provides for the passage of air through the layer and the surface toward the patient. One or more drain openings or channels are provided in the layer for draining fluid from the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Augustine Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Augustine, Thomas P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6021534
    Abstract: The ear lavage and medical examination table includes an upper plate and a lower plate connected thereto at the rear ends of the two plates. The upper plate has a front head support portion with an ear lavage drain hole extending down therethrough. Preferably, the upper plate is curved or dished to comfortably support the torso of a patient. The lower plate is preferably horizontal while the upper plate rises thereabove at an angle from the rear end to the front end of the table. In one embodiment the two plates are integral and the angle is fixed. In another embodiment the two plates are interconnected so that the angle and distance therebetween can be adjusted. The table also includes a water catch tray supported on the upper surface of the lower plate directly below the upper plate hole and removeable therefrom for emptying. The tray bears a light and a mirror. The mirror can be secured to a flexible base support slideably disposed in an elongated slot in the tray for accurate positioning of the mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2000
    Inventor: Craig S. Koch
  • Patent number: 5926875
    Abstract: A bed, in combination with a flush toilet, has a bed body (1) provided with an opening (2). The opening has a width which is sufficient to accommodate the hips of a sick or disabled person laying on the bed. The opening (2) can be opened and closed by a cover (4). The cover can be withdrawn from a retracted (open) position where it is accommodated on the back of the bed body (3) to close the opening (2). A flush toilet (8) is disposed below the opening (2). A toilet seat (8) is disposed in the opening and has a somewhat cylindrical excreta guide (9) for reliably guiding excreta into the flush toilet (8). The toilet seat (7) can be tilted about a vertical axis by a lift (10). Also, the toilet seat free end is tilted upward so as to be in close contact with the hips of the sick or disabled person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 27, 1999
    Assignee: Tama Juki Construction Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Okamoto, Hironobu Nakayama