With Body Member Support Or Restrainer Patents (Class 5/621)
  • Patent number: 9486379
    Abstract: The invention provides methods and devices for maintaining a patient in a position in which the patient's torso can be moved during surgery, for example by which the sternum can be closed after open chest surgery. The device comprises two contact members for contacting a respective scapula and support means for maintaining the contact members in a grip position in which, in use, each contact member imparts a force on the respective scapula to close the patient's sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: GUY'S AND ST THOMAS' NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
    Inventor: Hazem Bahaa Fallouh
  • Patent number: 9351895
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spinal surgical table which is used during spine and spinal-related surgical operations and on which the patient is laid down. The spinal surgical table includes at least one carrying skeleton, at least one carrying connection member, at least one stand, at least six supporting pads, and at least one head rest. The present invention enables to decrease pressure-related complications by leaving the abdominal area on the hole, be connected to any kind of operation table, be accorded with different body sizes and be accorded with the position of the patient. The present invention can also be connected to other apparatuses which help position the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: YEDITEPE UNIVERSITESI
    Inventors: Namik Ciblak, Cem Tutcu, Bilge Can Okumus, Basar Atalay
  • Patent number: 9021632
    Abstract: The present invention provides a patient positioning device, which enables the latest advances in Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. The geometry, which incorporates at least one window or lateral cut-out, is designed to allow clear treatment access to the patient during non-coplanar treatment regimes through the use of windows or lateral cut-outs. A laterally positionable diaphragm compression device allows the full use of the geometry. The development of a stand-alone device and a couch top insert device allows for a maximum number of protocol methods while minimizing the skin surface radiation dose to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: QFix Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel D. Coppens, David M. Rabeno, Steven M. Fisher, John Damon Kirk
  • Patent number: 9016283
    Abstract: A backboard for an automated cardio pulmonary resuscitation system, said backboard comprising a board element, the board element defining a plane and having a top edge, a bottom edge a first side edge and a second side edge; a set of connectors adapted for connection of the backboard to an automated cardio pulmonary resuscitation unit, said connectors being provided at said side edges; and at least one set of stabilizing elements extending away from an edge and transversely to said plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Igor Wilhelmus Franciscus Paulussen, Pierre Hermanus Woerlee, Gerrit Jan Noordergraaf
  • Patent number: 9015882
    Abstract: A transformable bed for examinations in pediatric ophthalmology, especially suitable for the use of general anesthesia when conducting eye examinations, is provided. The bed may include a fixed bed board, a movable bed board, a movable seat, a movable support, a securing strap, and a main frame. The bed may be fixedly connected to the top of the main frame, the movable bed board may be rotationally connected to the top of the main frame, and the movable seat may be rotationally connected to the top of the main frame. The securing strap may be disposed on the movable bed board, in which one end of the movable support may be removably connected to the movable bed board, and another end may be removably connected to the main frame. The transformable bed may function both as an anesthesia bed and a handcart, and may be quickly switched therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, SYSU
    Inventors: Yizhi Liu, Haotian Lin, Weirong Chen, Lixia Luo
  • Patent number: 8997749
    Abstract: A surgical assembly (20) comprises a post (100) having a longitudinally extending axis (104), a support (56) for resisting movement of the post in a negative longitudinal direction, and a platform (70) offset from the support in a positive longitudinal direction. The platform includes an opening (82) through which the post projects. The opening includes a throat (86). The post has a first dimension which renders the post incapable of passing through the throat and a second dimension which renders the post capable of passing through the throat. Alternate embodiments in which the post can be removably engaged with the support and platform and disengaged therefrom without translating the post in the longitudinal direction are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Scott Drake, Dustin T. Libby
  • Patent number: 8973189
    Abstract: A device for positioning and immobilizing the head of patient on a treatment table is disclosed. The device comprises a bridge member, a longitudinal arm, and two transverse arms. The bridge member is releasably mounted on the treatment table. The longitudinal arm is pivotably coupled to the upper portion of the bridge member and is arranged to be pivoted from one side of the bridge member to the other side of it, and vice versa, above the patient's head. The transverse arms are releasably secured to the longitudinal arm and are positionable along a portion of the length of the longitudinal arm. Each transverse arm is rotatable about its longitudinal axis and mounts an anatomy engagement component, e.g., a nasion pad or a bite tray, thereon which can be moved into engagement with the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Medtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger F. Wilson, Willet F. Whitmore, III, Bruce Ribble
  • 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: 8914925
    Abstract: A mobile diagnostic assembly (20) of the type for supporting a patient in a prone position along an examination surface includes a support frame (22) having a top (26) extending between a front edge (38) and a rear edge (40) and defining at least one opening (48) for receiving pendant breasts of the patient in the prone position. The support frame (22) is movable to a testing position for disposing the rear edge (40) adjacent the examination surface. A flap (50) extends from the rear edge of the top for overlaying an examination surface in the testing position to support the prone patient along the examination surface and said flap and said top to prevent movement of the support frame relative to the examination surface. A pivot (54) is disposed between the flap and the top for establishing rotation of the flap from the testing position to cover said top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wayne County Employees' Retirement System
    Inventor: Paul G. Angott
  • Publication number: 20140366271
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for positioning a patient on an operating table. The patient positioning system includes a positioning pad having a body formed from a compressible material including a slip-resistant surface, a first end and a second end. The body has a thickness which increases from the first end of the positioning pad to the second end of the positioning pad. A plurality of tethers is fixedly secured to the body. Each of the tethers includes a fastening member adapted to secure the body to an operating table. The body includes a transverse cut which extends transversely from one side wall of the body to an opposite side wall of the body. The system also includes a sheet positioned within the transverse cut of the body of the positioning pad spaced from the slip-resistant surface of the positioning pad and at least one strap for securing the patient to the operating table. The positioning pad may include a perforated section to mirror a perineal cutout of an operating table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Marshall, Byron Wesley Kerns
  • Patent number: 8904583
    Abstract: A pediatric catheterization collar for enlarging the working surface of a medical treatment bed to enable medical personnel to treat a child upon an adult-sized treatment bed. The collar having a U-shaped profile that mounts atop the cantilevered mattress support plate of the bed. The collar surrounding one end of the mattress and having a table top that is substantially coplanar with the top surface of the mattress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Cavitt, Dianne Cavitt
  • Patent number: 8905035
    Abstract: A system for positioning a patient on a treatment couchtop for SBRT is provided. The system includes a patient support panel and at least one positioning/fixation component for releasable mounting on the patient support panel at a desired position to immobilize a portion of the patient's body. The patient support panel includes a pair of longitudinally extending side rails having a series of longitudinally spaced indexing apertures for receipt of a locking bar for mounting a positioning/fixation component thereon at a discrete index position. The at least one positioning component includes a pair of clamping mechanisms for releasably securing that component to the side rails at any longitudinal position along the side rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Medtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger F. Wilson, Marc Mlyn, Leo G. de Mooy, Geoffrey Dalbow, Willet F. Whitmore, III, Bruce Ribble
  • Patent number: 8905451
    Abstract: A rescue sling that includes multiple elongated webbing sections including contiguous alternating slotted and non-slotted webbing sections. One of the slotted webbing sections forms a handle opening meant to be grasped by a rescuer, and at least two other slotted webbing sections oppositely coupled from the one slotted webbing section and forms respective retaining openings for receiving therethrough limbs of one being rescued. Two additional slotted webbing sections are disposed distally of the respective at least two slotted webbing sections and form respective additional retaining openings for receiving therethrough additional limbs of the one being rescued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Murdock Webbing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert E. Golz
  • Patent number: 8887732
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Patent number: 8875328
    Abstract: A positioning device is described for supporting the chest and head of a patient in a desired position during a medical procedure. The device includes removable inserts that allow the device to be adjusted to fit the size of the patient's head and torso.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Mercy Medical Research Institute
    Inventors: Scott Atkinson, Brarat Shah, Keela Davis, Martin Reuter, Anna Kelley, Rahul Eapen
  • Patent number: 8875329
    Abstract: An arm tucking device for use with an operating room table. The arm tucking device includes a structural member and an elongate arm support member that is pivotally attached to the structural member. An angular locking mechanism adjustably fixes the angle between the arm support member and the structural member. The arm support member can be rotated toward the table from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Inventor: David Julian Gomez
  • Patent number: 8869327
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus is provided. The patient support apparatus has a patient table, a movable support plate for supporting a patient, a guide unit, which is designed to guide the support plate along at least one movement direction of the support plate, and a fastening unit for fastening an auxiliary unit to the support plate. The fastening unit has at least one setting unit for setting the position of the auxiliary unit in relation to the support plate in a flexible manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hanns Eder, Patrick Gross, Martin Requardt, Martin Ringholz, Markus Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20140289965
    Abstract: A stabilization system configured to be arranged on a floor comprising a table having generally flat surface having a longitudinal axis for receiving a human body having a first hole, a second hole, and third hole within the flat surface, each hole having a hole shape with a generally vertical inner surface and configured to receive a bolster connector, a bolster comprising a bolster connector having an outer shape corresponding to the hole shape, the bolster connector configured to be reversibly engaged by one of the holes, a generally flat surface generally perpendicular to the table surface when the bolster connector is engaged by one of the holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew Wheeler
  • Patent number: 8844536
    Abstract: A locking apparatus for use with a head fixation device allows for a stabilizing fixture, such as a rocker arm having a pair of skull pins, to be selectively secured so that the stabilizing fixture can be adjustably rotated to a desired position. In some version the locking apparatus includes a connector that is retained within an opening in a portion of the head fixation device. The connector can translate within the opening and is restricted from rotation. The translating of the connector permits the connector to engage an arch member that retains the stabilizing fixture. The engagement of the connector and arch member is accomplished, in some versions, by way of matching axial oriented toothed portions or starburst features. In some versions the teeth on the starburst features include a chamfer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: pro med instruments GmbH
    Inventor: Matthias E. Schuele
  • Publication number: 20140259421
    Abstract: The cushion structure integrated with a body supporting device comprises: a decompression material, which is disposed on the body contacting surface of the cushion structure; a connection member, which connects with a surgical table or a fixture on the surgical table which support patient' entire body or a part of patient's body; and a decompression substrate, which is disposed between the decompression material and the connection member making the three of them as one component, wherein the connection member exposes a portion or a plurality of portions in order to connect with the surgical table or the fixture on the surgical table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Hui-Mei CHEN
  • Patent number: 8832878
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses for supporting a person in an upright position while sleeping or resting in a bed such that the person can avoid sliding down into a horizontal position as a result of natural forces of gravity and normal movement during sleep. According to an aspect, an apparatus includes a harness configured to hold a person, an anchor to secure the harness to a bed, and a tether having one end connected to the harness and another end connected to the anchor. The anchor can include a support member and an insert extending from the support member such that the upper surface of the insert comes into contact with a mattress and the lower surface of the insert comes into contact with a bed-base. The apparatus can hold the person in the same position on the bed allowing them to remain upright while sleeping or resting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Bryan Andrew McGann
  • Publication number: 20140257402
    Abstract: A device for positioning a patient on a surgical table for a surgical procedure includes a main body with a footprint-receiving portion configured to accept and permanently maintain a footprint of at least a portion of a contact tissue of a patient's body. The footprint imposes a desired position of the contact tissue for the surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
    Inventor: Wael K. Barsoum
  • Patent number: 8819879
    Abstract: A therapeutic treatment table comprises a frame and a treatment platform that is mounted on the frame and adapted to support at least a portion of the body of a patient. A preferred treatment table also includes an arm support section which is mounted on the frame. The arm support section comprises an arm support that is moveable by a patient on the table independently of the treatment platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Encore Medical Asset Corporation
    Inventors: Greg Day, Ken Bolam, Jeff Powe, Rainer Teufel
  • Patent number: 8806681
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for maintaining a patient in a position in which the patient's torso can be moved during surgery, for example by which the sternum can be closed after open chest surgery. The device has two contact members for contacting a respective scapula and support structures for maintaining the contact members in a grip position. In use, each contact member imparts a force on the respective scapula to close the patient's sternum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
    Inventor: Hazem Bahaa Fallouh
  • Patent number: 8806683
    Abstract: A portable boot style stirrup assembly with leg support for use during medical procedures. The portable boot style stirrup assembly affixes to the existing stirrup footrests found about medical examination tables, resultantly increasing procedural efficiency and decreasing doctor cost of the performance of in-office medical procedures, increasing patient comfort during prolonged procedures, and increasing doctor and patient safety during procedures. The portable boot style stirrup assembly includes a boot shell structure which supports a patient's foot and calf and a receptacle constructed and arranged to receive the existing stirrup footrest of medical procedure tables and allow for adjustment of the adductive and abductive angle positioning of a patient's leg for examination and surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Joseph Gauta
  • Patent number: 8800569
    Abstract: A system including a support panel and a fixation device for use in radiation therapy is disclosed. The support panel comprises a generally planar member that is arranged to be disposed adjacent an apparatus for producing a radiation beam to support a portion of the patient to which the radiation beam will be directed. The fixation device is arranged to be releasably secured to the support panel to hold the portion of the patient's body at a desired position. The fixation device includes attachment components which enable the releasable securement of the fixation device to the support panel without creating any attenuation discontinuities of a radiation beam passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Medtec, Inc.
    Inventors: Willet F. Whitmore, III, Colin Arne Brue
  • Publication number: 20140215718
    Abstract: This application relates to operating tables and accessories designed to facilitate surgical procedures on a limb, especially, but not exclusively, orthopaedic procedures involving the distraction, dislocation or replacement of a joint. A such accessory includes a table-mounted component (200) including a patient support (103) and a floor-standing component (200) including an articulated limb support beam (205). Cooperating locating features including a notch 118 and guide channels (217) on the two components locate the components relative to each other. They are designed so that with the patient support (103) supporting at least some of the weight of the patient, the articulated limb support beam (205) is properly positioned to support and manipulate the limb. Moreover, they are so configured as to allow the table to be tilted relative to the floor-standing component (200) while continuing to locate the components relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Malcolm Wootton
  • Publication number: 20140208513
    Abstract: A surgical positioning system includes a flexible air-impermeable shell filled with beads that is wrapped against the patient and subjected to a vacuum to hold the patient in place. An air-impermeable top wall can be joined with an air-impermeable bottom wall to define a plurality of chambers. Each of the chambers can include a peripheral edge that extends around the periphery of the respective chamber. The plurality of chambers can include a first shoulder chamber, a second shoulder chamber, and a main chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene L. Hiebert
  • Publication number: 20140201917
    Abstract: A peg pad, associated method, and associated arrangement are disclosed. The peg pad is designed to be placed over a peg associated with a surgical table to primarily protect a patient situated on the surgical table. The peg pad has a housing defining a pocket-like opening, or channel, sized to receive and surround the top and lateral sides of a peg associated with a surgical table. The pad is made of a unitary piece of a cushion material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Neel, Kenneth Weiss, Ron Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8782832
    Abstract: An approach is provided for patient positioning. A patient is arranged on a table having a positioning assembly coupled thereto, the positioning assembly including a plurality of spatially configurable members. A spatial configuration of at least one of the plurality of spatially configurable members is arranged to support the patient in a multipoint bending position during a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: New York Society for the Ruptured and Crippled Maintaining the Hospital for Special Surgery
    Inventors: Arkady Blyakher, John Denneen, Howard J. Hillstrom, Andrew Phillip Kraszewski, Mark William Lenhoff, Roger Franklin Widmann, Helene Pavlov, Edward T. White, Mary Campolongo
  • Patent number: 8776798
    Abstract: Method and devices for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are described in which a portable support assembly may be worn by a bed-stricken individual around particular regions of the body where pressure ulcers tend to form. The portable support assembly may generally include one or more individual fluid filled pods which are enclosed entirely within an inner fluid pad localized along a central portion. Both the one or more pods and inner fluid pad are then enclosed entirely by another layer of fluid within an outer fluid pad which extends over the entire assembly. Each of the fluid layers may be secured to an outer shell which is relatively stiffer than the fluid layers and may restrict or limit the expansion or movement of the fluid pods and/or fluid pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: PRS Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Y. Choi, Nikhil Bhat
  • Publication number: 20140182062
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel apparatus with unique methodology and system for safely, securely and comfortably placing patients in lateral decubitus position for operations without needing to lift the patient. It eliminates consequences of lifting that puts patient and operative team at risk of injury. It is very cost effective by saving hospitals and surgical centers' human and financial resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Mehran S. Aghazadeh
  • Publication number: 20140173827
    Abstract: Described herein are exemplary embodiments of patient positioning systems for supporting and positioning a patient in an inclined position during medical treatment, such as in the Reverse Trendelenburg position. Some embodiments comprise a flexible, air-impermeable shell having a torso portion configured to support the patient's torso and secure the positioner to the support surface, an intermediate portion integrally coupled to an inferior end of the torso portion, and a suprapubic portion integrally coupled to an inferior end of the intermediate portion opposite the torso portion and configured to extend along the patient's perineal-pubic region when the shell is evacuated of air. When evacuated of air, the positioner is configured to hold the patient in an inclined position on an inclined support surface with the patient's head above the patient's hips such that the intermediate and/or suprapubic portions physically block the patient from sliding feet-first down the inclined support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HUG-A-VAC Surgical Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene Lloyd Hiebert
  • Patent number: 8756733
    Abstract: A disposable gel pad for cushioning the plate of an operating table's patient support apparatus is a block of gel with one face of the block adapted to locate the pad on the plate. Usually the pad will be enclosed in a film envelope. A pocket in the envelope allows the pad to engage the plate. Stick on patches which provide a pocket and sacroiliac pads axe variants. Sacroiliac pads can be cast with a soft gel front for patient contact joined to a hard gel rear for screw or bayonet fixing to the patient support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventors: Noel Robert Hughes, John Robert Copeland
  • Patent number: 8753033
    Abstract: A securing device for securing medical accessory units to a table for a medical imaging apparatus, includes a frame unit, a locking unit that is configured for locking to the table, and an adjusting unit for setting at least one locking position. The adjusting unit has at least one guide unit for a guided locking motion into the at least one locking position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Kundner, Stephan Zink
  • Patent number: 8745790
    Abstract: An arm support for a surgical table is described which includes a C channel coupling having an upper plate, a lower plate and a web plate connecting the upper place with the lower plate. A cradle, which is capable of supporting at least one arm, depends from the lower plate. The C channel is extended from below through a face opening in a surgical table to secure the apparatus to the surgical table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Inventor: Cindy Wyrozub
  • Publication number: 20140150182
    Abstract: A property information acquiring apparatus according to the present invention includes a supporting unit that supports an object person, a holding unit that holds an object area, and a receiving unit that receives information about properties of the object area by being positioned near the supporting unit, wherein the holding unit includes a restricting unit that restricts deformation generated in the supporting unit by the object person being supported by the supporting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nishihara
  • Patent number: 8732876
    Abstract: A person-support apparatus comprises a frame, a deck, and an upper body support assembly. The deck is coupled to the frame and configured to support a person. The deck includes a first section and a second section. The first section is configured to pivot between a first angular orientation and a second angular orientation with respect to the frame. The person is in a supine position when the first section is in the first angular orientation and is moved to a sitting position when the first section is moved to the second angular orientation. The upper body support assembly is movably coupled to the frame and includes a torso support. The torso support is configured to support a portion of the person's torso when the person is in a forward-leaning posture in the sitting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles A. Lachenbruch, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Rachel Williamson
  • 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
  • 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: 20140101851
    Abstract: A limb holder comprising: a mounting bracket for attachment to a surgical table; a mounting element comprising a spheroidal surface for attachment to said mounting bracket; a clamping assembly for providing a clamping engagement about said spheroidal surface of said mounting element, said clamping assembly comprising an upper jaw and a lower jaw, wherein said upper jaw and said lower jaw are biased towards one another so as to provide said clamping engagement about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element; a limb support element mounted to said clamping assembly via a support rod; and a release mechanism mounted to said support rod and connected to said clamping assembly for selectively releasing said clamping engagement of said clamping assembly about said sphereoidal surface of said mounting element, whereby to allow said limb support element to be repositioned relative to said mounting element and hence repositioned relative to the surgical table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Peter E. Schuerch, JR.
  • Patent number: 8683631
    Abstract: A sacral support for a surgical table, comprising a plate having two spaced-apart openings formed therein. The openings are aligned along an axis of the plate and disposed adjacent one end of the plate. A pad is attached to the plate. The pad is dimensioned such that the openings in the plate are exposed. A positioning post is attachable to the plate. The post has a lower end dimensioned to be received in the openings in plate, wherein the post is mountable in the plate in one of two different positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: American Sterilizer Company
    Inventors: Lance Clark Bellows, Bernard J. Moss, Christopher D. Labedz
  • Patent number: 8677535
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, and a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame. The patient support apparatus further includes an egress unit coupled to the deck to move between an egress position and a storage position relative to the barrier. The egress unit may include electronic controls to limit movement of various portions of the egress unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Publication number: 20140068863
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a surgical table and a limb support unit coupled to the surgical table. The limb support unit includes a support platform coupled to the surgical table in a fixed position, a first limb holder coupled to the support platform in a fixed position relative to the support platform, and a second limb holder coupled to the support platform and spaced apart from the first limb holder. The first limb holder includes a multi-axis joint coupled to the support platform in a fixed position and a spar coupled to the multi-axis joint to move relative to the support platform while supporting a patient's limb that has been coupled to the spar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew D. Clark, Jesse S. Drake, Anthony V. Catacchio, Dustin T. Libby, Mark A. Sutherland
  • 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: 20140068864
    Abstract: A surgical table extension comprises a frame and a connector. The frame includes a surgical table connecting portion, a first connector, and a second connector. The connector enabler is movably coupled to the frame and is configured to selectively enable one of the first connector and the second connector to be removably coupled with a support device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Andrew D. Clark, Anthony V. Catacchio, Jesse S. Drake, Dustin T. Libby
  • Patent number: 8656536
    Abstract: A device for supporting a breast during treatment. The device includes a support arm having one or more indexed joints for repeatably positioning the device relative a patient's breast. The device includes a scoop for wedging against the patient's breast for forming the breast to a preferred shape during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Amanda Gail Sorg
  • Patent number: 8656917
    Abstract: A limb support device that includes a vertical support, a base connected to a lower end of the vertical support and a head portion connected to an upper end of the vertical support. The base includes a set of foldable legs that can be positioned upward, where each leg is substantially parallel to the vertical support, or downward, where each leg is substantially perpendicular to the vertical support so that the vertical support is held upright. The head portion has a generally concave saddle that can hold a limb above the vertical support. The saddle can be pivoted so that it can be positioned at a variable angle with respect to the vertical support. The vertical support itself is adjustable in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Gemm Quality Products LLC
    Inventors: Michael R. Gamber, Glen Hotchkiss, Stephen F. Tester, II
  • Patent number: 8640289
    Abstract: An infant head cradle assembly including a bed rest that includes a groove in a bottom surface of the bed rest, a head rest that includes a housing component extending from a bottom of the head rest, and a receptacle at a center of the housing component, a base extending from the bed rest to provide support to the head rest. The base includes a receptacle that includes a hole, and a bed rest attachment adjacent to the receptacle. The assembly further includes a bearing retainer assembly that includes a plurality of ball bearings that facilitate a rotational movement of the head rest while the head rest is seated on the bearing retainer assembly. The housing component restricts movement of the head rest from extending further than a range of approximately 20 degrees from front to back and approximately 40 degrees from left to right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Ralph F. Reeder, Inc.
    Inventor: Ralph F. Reeder, Jr.
  • Patent number: RE46032
    Abstract: A hip distractor includes a pair of distractor members and a support configured to be fastened to a surgical table. The support includes at least two mounts for coupling to a pair of joints that couple the distractor members to the support. Another hip distractor includes a pair of distractor assemblies that are configured to apply a distraction load to a patient. Each of the assemblies includes a joint for coupling the corresponding assembly to a surgical table. The joint permits vertical and horizontal angular adjustment of the corresponding assembly. A method of distracting a hip includes coupling a patient's legs to a pair of distractor assemblies and simultaneously adjusting a vertical angle and a horizontal angle of at least one of the distractor assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew, Inc., Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Alexander Torrie, Edward J. Daley, Paul J. Skavicus