Tiltable Along A Longitudinal Axis Patents (Class 5/607)
  • Patent number: 9757300
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventor: Roger P Jackson
  • Patent number: 9724254
    Abstract: An adjustable bed having two bedframe halves and a gear hinge assembly for simultaneously translating the bedframe halves and for rotating one bedframe half. The gear hinge assembly is mounted to a carrier assembly that provides lateral movement and causes the bedframe halves to move from side to side. The gear hinge assembly includes an arm mounted to each bedframe half and a pair of nested cups, including gears, which are mounted to one of the arms. A pair of offset gear tracks interact with one of the gears at a time to cause the gear to rotate. When the gear rotates, the arm connected to the gear also rotates. The rotation of one arm and bedframe half occurs simultaneously with the translation of both bed halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Daryl L. Cole
  • Patent number: 9700476
    Abstract: An adjustable support apparatus for a surgery table utilizing a platform having first and second end portions. First and second end supports are used to mount the platform which is adjusted by a carriage having a pawl operator. The carriage includes studs having support surfaces for the platform. A tower utilizing a gear rack interacts with the carriage pawl operator to position the platform relative to the first and second end support of the surgery table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: MIZUHO ORTHOPEDIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Hoel, Gregory Hirth
  • Patent number: 9597043
    Abstract: An system for supporting a patient during a medical procedure including a pedestal supported from a base surface; a ring structure mounted over the pedestal, the ring structure includes inner and outer ring members that are arranged for relative rotation therebetween. An elongated support platform, upon which the patient is supported, is also provided, as well as a bar member for mounting one end of the support platform to the inner ring of the ring structure while the opposite end of the support platform is free so as to be disposed in a cantilever manner from the ring structure. The roll of the support platform is controlled by rotating the inner ring relative to the outer ring, the pitch of the support platform by pivoting the bar member relative to the inner ring, and the yaw of the support platform by rotating the ring structure relative to the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic
    Inventors: Sohail K. Mirza, Keith D. Paulsen, John C. Peiffer, Atthar Mirza
  • Patent number: 9456945
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9414982
    Abstract: A surgery table utilizing first and second sections which are hingedly attached to one another. First and second sections are also connected to supports apart from the hinged portion. An elevator moves one of the sections upwardly and downwardly at the support. The resultant position of the frame formed by the first and second sections may take the configuration of a flat surface or an upwardly or downwardly oriented “vee”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9364380
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P Jackson
  • Patent number: 9320664
    Abstract: A user module for a patient support apparatus is provided. The user module has a user interface operably coupled thereto. The user interface includes an input device and an output device. The output device includes a visual display including textual and non-textual elements. The non-textual elements include enhanced, graphical, and animated portions relating to one or more operational features of the patient support or to a person positionable on the patient support. The input device includes one or more touch sensors corresponding to defined regions of the visual display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Newkirk, Robert M. Zerhusen, John B. Wilker, Jr., James M. Allen, Douglas A. Seim, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Patent number: 9295433
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a supine patient to a prone position on a patient support structure, and for rotating such a prone patient between prone and supine positions without removing the patient from the patient support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9289342
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9265679
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Inventor: Roger P Jackson
  • Patent number: 9248066
    Abstract: A wheelchair includes a first link that supports a first bottom, a second link that supports a second bottom, a third link that supports a third bottom, a fourth link that supports a fourth bottom, a first base portion that supports a fifth bottom, and a first drive link. The first drive link has a first roller and a second roller. The second link and the third link are provided with rail portions respectively. The wheelchair has wheelchair link portion allows the first roller to slide in the rail portion of the second link, and allows the second roller to slide in the rail portion of the third link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shohei Tsukada, Yohei Kume, Hideo Kawakami
  • Patent number: 9233037
    Abstract: A system for turning a person from a supine position to a prone position and vice versa includes opposing patient support platens each coupled to a corresponding end of a first and a second COG assembly, the first and second COG assemblies each coupled to a corresponding one of a pair of spindles, each one of the spindles disposed on a corresponding lift column. In yet another embodiment, registration plates, coupled to the system, conveniently align the attachment mechanisms of each COG assembly with distal ends of one or more platens. The registration plates allow for medical staff to align the system so that it straddles the operating table with the attachment mechanisms of the COG assembly in alignment with platen tubes (or other complimentary attachment mechanisms) located at the distal ends of the anterior platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Operating Room Safety Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: Lewis Sharps, Alan Dean Romig
  • Patent number: 9205013
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 9198817
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8978180
    Abstract: A modular, multi-articulated patient support system includes independently adjustable columns connected by an adjustable base and supporting a patient support structure. Each column includes rotation, angulation and separation adjustment structure. The patient support may be raised, lowered and rotated about a longitudinal axis in either horizontal or tilted orientation. The patient support includes a body support rotatably coupled with right and left leg supports disengageable at the outboard ends, that can be tilted, rotated and locked in place. An intermediate brace engages the base when the outboard ends of the leg supports are disengaged. The patient support structure may include two pairs of patient supports, each attached at the outboard end of a column and having a free inboard end. A coordinated drive system raises, lowers, tilts and rotates the patient supports, which may be positioned in overlapping relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8966686
    Abstract: A couch top includes a top, a base, a universal joint coupling the top and the base, and actuators mounted on the base to pitch and roll the top. Feedback devices may be fitted on the rotating ends of the universal joint to provide feedback for a control loop. Each actuator has an actuated end that translates vertically to lift or lower the top. The vertical movement may be derived from a carriage riding in place on a translating inclined plane. When the actuated ends move in the same direction, they pitch the top. When the actuated ends move in the opposite directions, they roll the top. Feedback devices may be fitted on motors in the actuators to provide feedback for the control loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignees: Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Varian Medical Systems International AG
    Inventors: Robert T. Wiggers, Bernhard Pultar, Daniel Seiler, Pascal T. Hofer, Reto W. Filiberti, Christof Frey
  • Patent number: 8959680
    Abstract: A positioning mechanism of a bed is disclosed. In one such embodiment, a bed can comprise an undercarriage frame, a patient surface frame, a plurality of lifters, and at least one load cell in communication with the patient surface frame. Such a load cell can be adapted to communicate a signal associated with a force exerted from the patient surface frame. The force exerted from the patient surface frame is perpendicular to the load cell when the patient surface frame is oblique to the undercarriage frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Linet Spol. S.R.O.
    Inventors: Milan Tesar, Vladmir Kolar
  • Patent number: 8938826
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140317847
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8844077
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a supine patient to a prone position on a patient positioning support system, and for rotating such a prone patient between prone and supine positions without removing the patient from the patient positioning support system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Michael A. Herron
  • Publication number: 20140283302
    Abstract: Device for insertion in bedsteads for use as lying surface with mattress on top. Prior art according to, e.g., German product testing institute Stiftung Warentest almost don't accomplish lying profile adaptation to human body as function of changing between supine or lateral position. This invention achieves said adaptation perfectly; furthermore its individual customisability is superior to prior art. Particularly people with deseases of spinal column, shoulder and hip joints will largely benefit. Device, lying surface for one person, has preloaded lever system and two independently from each other movable longitudinal halves, which in turn consist of always five elements. Four out of these five can significantly change their height resp. their tilt. By body turn into lateral position resp. onto mainly one longitudinal half, a body weight dependently adjustable limit load gets exceeded on this half so that it converts from upper into lower end position profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Uwe Horstmann
  • Patent number: 8819877
    Abstract: A method and device for accurately positioning patients for imaging and radiotherapy is disclosed. The device includes a support platform (such as a bed, a table, a couch, a chair, etc.) connected to a fixed base by at least two and preferably four offset supporting arms. The support arms are journaled into the support platform at passive-rotatable pivot joints and are journaled into the base at active-rotatable pivot points. The base contains actuators (manual or powered by motors, pneumatics or hydraulics) for articulating the support arms. The relative lengths of the support arms may be varied to create a pre-defined trajectory of the support platform, between a starting spatial position and orientation to an ending spatial position and orientation, and through a continuous range there between. This makes it possible to position a patient within a range from a low, standing up position to a high, forwarding, prone or supine position, or vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Xcision Medical Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Q. Zheng, Xinsheng Cedric Yu, Xiumin Diao, Bo Zhou
  • Patent number: 8800983
    Abstract: An operating table column has a column part a head part, and a plurality of actuating drives that each comprise a first element and a second element that can be linearly adjusted relative to this first element and that acts upon the head part. The first element of a first actuating drive is connected to the column part, while the head part is pivotably connected to the second element of the first actuating drive. The first element of a second actuating drive is pivotably connected to the column part, whereby, the head part is pivotably connected to the second element of the second actuating drive. The first element of a third actuating drive is connected at a distance from the head part to the second element of the first actuating drive and the second element of the third actuating drive is connected to the head part via respective universal joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Maquet GmbH
    Inventors: Guido Koch, Rolf Revenus
  • Publication number: 20140208512
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Roger P Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140201913
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140201912
    Abstract: A device for supporting a user includes a frame for supporting the torso of the user. The frame may be oriented in a left, middle and right orientations. The user's arms extending through openings, which permit the user to position the arm adjacent the frame without the user's body weight on the user's shoulder or arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Mikhail P. Malakhov
  • Patent number: 8776290
    Abstract: A turning platform having longitudinally extending side portions hinged to a central portion and hydraulic, or pneumatic, expansion means beneath each side portion operated by control means to raise and lower said side portions by rotating them about the hinges in a predetermined sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Genie Care
    Inventors: Mike Wilkinson, Robert Footitt
  • Patent number: 8763176
    Abstract: There is disclosed a lift device including a base frame; a main frame comprising a fixing member longitudinally formed in an up and down direction, coupled to the base frame, and a movable member movably provided in an up and down direction; a bed unit connected to the movable member, positioned in front of the main frame; a operation unit having an end connected to the movable member or the bed unit and the other end extended forwardly, with a ring-shaped operation control part provided in the other end thereof to put a user's finger thereon; and a driving unit to move the movable member upwardly based on input of the operation control part, wherein the operation control part comprises an upper input means positioned in an inner top surface thereof to upwardly move the movable member based on an input signal and a lower input means position in an inner bottom surface thereof to downwardly move the movable member based on an input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Do Hyung Lim, Kyeoung Jin Chun
  • Patent number: 8739334
    Abstract: An improved medical procedure table has motorized elevation, Trendelenburg tilt, floating tabletop with both longitudinal and lateral travel, multi-caster control, and an iso-roll device for the tabletop. The iso-roll device is connected between a roll plate and a cross plate. The iso-roll device includes a pair of iso-roll guide plates, which are mounted laterally to a bottom of the roll plate. Each iso-roll guide plate has an arcuate guide channel therein having an upwards concave shape. A set of cam followers are positioned in both guide channel and travel therein and also fixedly mounted to a base on the cross plate. A center of radius of the arcuate guide channel is approximately 5 inches above the tabletop. Further, mounted between the iso-roll guide plates and to the roll plate is a support guide plate having an arcuate bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Remo J. Rossi, Glenn Capone
  • Publication number: 20140137327
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of positioning in multiple positions during spinal surgery includes deviating a patient support apparatus about a longitudinal axis to a position in which one lateral side of the apparatus is lower than the opposite lateral side, positioning a patient in a prone position on the deviated product, and rotating the patient from the prone position to a laterally angled position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Tony Y. TANNOURY, Thomas K. SKRIPPS
  • Patent number: 8713729
    Abstract: A device for supporting a user includes a frame for supporting the torso of the user. The frame may be oriented in a left, middle and right orientations. The user's arms extending through openings, which permit the user to position the arm adjacent the frame without the user's body weight on the user's shoulder or arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Mikhail P. Malakhov
  • Patent number: 8707476
    Abstract: Various apparatuses for supporting a patient in a prone position are described. In embodiment, an apparatus rotates a person from a supine position to a prone position and vice versa and includes opposing patient support platens each coupled to a corresponding end of a first and a second COG assembly, the first and second COG assemblies each coupled to a corresponding one of a pair of spindles, each one of the spindles disposed on a corresponding lift column. Embodiments described herein provide for an axis of rotation that is adjustable with respect to the plane of either an upper or lower support platen. Embodiments provide for adjusting the separation distance between the axis of rotation and the center of gravity defined by the combination of the person and the supporting platens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Operating Room Safety Enterprises, LLC
    Inventor: Lewis Sharps
  • Patent number: 8707484
    Abstract: A patient support structure includes a pair of independently height-adjustable supports, each connected to a patient support structure. The supports may be independently raised, lowered, rolled or tilted about a longitudinal axis, laterally shifted and angled upwardly or downwardly. Position sensors are provided to sense all of the foregoing movements. The sensors communicate data to a computer for coordinated adjustment and maintenance of the inboard ends of the patient support structures in an approximated position during such movements. Longitudinal translation structure provides for compensation in the length of the structure when the supports are angled upwardly or downwardly. Patient translation structure provides coordinated translational movement of the patient's upper body along the respective patient support in a caudad or cephalad direction as the support structures are angled upwardly or downwardly for maintaining proper spinal biomechanics and avoiding undue spinal traction or compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Trevor A. Waggoner
  • Publication number: 20140109316
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus for supporting a patient in a prone position during a surgical procedure includes a patient support structure incorporating an open fixed frame suspended above a floor and a pair of spaced opposed radially sliding joints cooperating with the frame, each joint including a virtual pivot point and an arc of motion spaced from the pivot point, the joints being movable along the arc providing a pivot-shift mechanism for a pair of pelvic pads attached to the joints. A base supports and suspends the patient support structure above the floor, for supporting a patient during a surgical procedure, the base including a pair of spaced opposed vertical translation subassemblies reversibly attachable to the support structure, a cross-bar, and a rotation subassembly having two degrees of rotational freedom; wherein a location of each vertical translation subassembly is substantially constant during operation of the patient support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Trevor A. Waggoner, Steven A. Walton, Michael A. Herron
  • Publication number: 20140068861
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus for supporting a patient in a prone position during a surgical procedure is provided, including an open fixed frame suspended above a floor and a pair of spaced opposed radially sliding joints cooperating with the frame, each joint including a virtual pivot point and an arc of motion spaced from the virtual pivot point, the joints being movable along the arc providing a pivot ship mechanism for a pair of pelvic pads attached to the joints. A base for supporting and suspending a patient support structure above the floor, for supporting a patient during a surgical procedure, the base including a pair of spaced opposed vertical translation subassemblies reversibly attachable to a patient support structure, a cross-bar, and a rotation subassembly having two degrees of rotational freedom; wherein a location of each vertical translation subassembly is substantially constant during operation of the patient support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Roger P Jackson, Lawrence E Guerra, Trevor A Waggoner, Steven A Walton, Michael A Herron
  • Publication number: 20140033434
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8635725
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of positioning in multiple positions during spinal surgery includes deviating a patient support apparatus about a longitudinal axis to a position in which one lateral side of the apparatus is lower than the opposite lateral side, positioning a patient in a prone position on the deviated product, and rotating the patient from the prone position to a laterally angled position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Inventors: Tony Y. Tannoury, Thomas K. Skripps
  • Publication number: 20140020181
    Abstract: A patient support structure includes a pair of independently height-adjustable supports, each connected to a patient support. The supports may be independently raised, lowered, rolled or tilted about a longitudinal axis, laterally shifted and angled upwardly or downwardly. Position sensors are provided to sense all of the foregoing movements. The sensors communicate data to a computer for coordinated adjustment and maintenance of the inboard ends of the patient supports in an approximated position during such movements. A longitudinal translator provides for compensation in the length of the structure when the supports are angled upwardly or downwardly. A patient trunk translator provides coordinated translational movement of the patient's upper body along the respective patient support in a caudad or cephalad direction as the patient supports are angled upwardly or downwardly for maintaining proper spinal biomechanics and avoiding undue spinal traction or compression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130326812
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130326813
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 8601622
    Abstract: A lateral tilting device for a patient lying on a mattress is capable of being inserted between the mattress and a level bed base or bed frame on which the mattress rests. The lateral tilting device comprises at least two independent first and second inflatable cells, pneumatically independent and positioned at least partly symmetrically from one another in relation to a median axis of the tilting device. The lateral tilting device includes two ‘U’ shaped inflatable compartments that are fitted into one another. A method for the lateral tilting of the mattress includes inflating a said first or second cell and concomitant deflation of the other second or respectively first cell of the tilting device laid out under the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Industries S.A.
    Inventors: Florian Garnero, Giles Camus, Jean-Francois Tarsaud, Sylvain Nozieres, Thierry Flocard
  • Publication number: 20130318718
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable columns supporting a hinged bending or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for upwardly breaking and downwardly breaking orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130312181
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a supine patient to a prone position on a patient support structure, and for rotating such a prone patient between prone and supine positions without removing the patient from the patient support structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Michael A. Herron
  • Publication number: 20130312182
    Abstract: An apparatus for transferring a supine patient to a prone position on a patient positioning support system, and for rotating such a prone patient between prone and supine positions without removing the patient from the patient positioning support system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Roger P. Jackson, Lawrence E. Guerra, Michael A. Herron
  • Publication number: 20130276232
    Abstract: An improved medical procedure table has motorized elevation, Trendelenburg tilt, floating tabletop with both longitudinal and lateral travel, multi-caster control, and an iso-roll device for the tabletop. The iso-roll device is connected between a roll plate and a cross plate. The iso-roll device includes a pair of iso-roll guide plates, which are mounted laterally to a bottom of the roll plate. Each iso-roll guide plate has an arcuate guide channel therein having an upwards concave shape. A set of cam followers are positioned in both guide channel and travel therein and also fixedly mounted to a base on the cross plate. A center of radius of the arcuate guide channel is approximately 5 inches above the tabletop. Further, mounted between the iso-roll guide plates and to the roll plate is a support guide plate having an arcuate bottom surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Remo J. Rossi, Glenn Capone
  • Publication number: 20130254992
    Abstract: A modular, multi-articulated patient support system includes independently adjustable columns connected by an adjustable base and supporting a patient support structure. Each column includes rotation, angulation and separation adjustment structure. The patient support may be raised, lowered and rotated about a longitudinal axis in either horizontal or tilted orientation. The patient support includes a body support rotatably coupled with right and left leg supports disengageable at the outboard ends, that can be tilted, rotated and locked in place. An intermediate brace engages the base when the outboard ends of the leg supports are disengaged. The patient support structure may include two pairs of patient supports, each attached at the outboard end of a column and having a free inboard end. A coordinated drive system raises, lowers, tilts and rotates the patient supports, which may be positioned in overlapping relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130254993
    Abstract: A modular, multi-articulated patient support system includes independently adjustable columns connected by an adjustable base and supporting a patient support structure. Each column includes rotation, angulation and separation adjustment structure. The patient support may be raised, lowered and rotated about a longitudinal axis in either horizontal or tilted orientation. The patient support includes a body support rotatably coupled with right and left leg supports disengageable at the outboard ends, that can be tilted, rotated and locked in place. An intermediate brace engages the base when the outboard ends of the leg supports are disengaged. The patient support structure may include two pairs of patient supports, each attached at the outboard end of a column and having a free inboard end. A coordinated drive system raises, lowers, tilts and rotates the patient supports, which may be positioned in overlapping relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130254997
    Abstract: A patient support system includes independently adjustable end columns supporting a centrally hinged, jointed or breaking patient support structure. At least one column includes a powered rotation assembly. The patient support includes at least two sections. A coordinated drive system provides for both upwardly and downwardly breaking or jointed orientations of the two sections in various inclined and tilted positions. Cable, cantilevered and pull-rod systems are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130254994
    Abstract: A modular, multi-articulated patient support system includes independently adjustable columns connected by an adjustable base and supporting a patient support structure. Each column includes rotation, angulation and separation adjustment structure. The patient support may be raised, lowered and rotated about a longitudinal axis in either horizontal or tilted orientation. The patient support includes a body support rotatably coupled with right and left leg supports disengageable at the outboard ends, that can be tilted, rotated and locked in place. An intermediate brace engages the base when the outboard ends of the leg supports are disengaged. The patient support structure may include two pairs of patient supports, each attached at the outboard end of a column and having a free inboard end. A coordinated drive system raises, lowers, tilts and rotates the patient supports, which may be positioned in overlapping relation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Roger P. Jackson