Lower Body Portion Patents (Class 5/624)
  • Patent number: 10080543
    Abstract: An integrated modular system for managing plurality of medical devices in an interventional procedure room and usable in conjunction with a patient positioner having an articulating tabletop is disclosed. The integrated modular system comprises a wheeled base; an upwardly extended support structure mounted on the wheeled base; two or more device integration modules removably mounted on the upwardly extended support structure; one or more coupling devices arranged in a linearly guided fashion with the upwardly extended support structure; wherein the one or more coupling devices couples the articulating tabletop of a patient positioner and the upwardly extended support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Satish Kumar Coimbatore Renukanandhan, Mahendra Patil, Narasimha Murthy Vinay, Samarth Bhat
  • Patent number: 10051969
    Abstract: Implementations of a bed sheet with an integrated body positioner are provided. In some implementations, the integrated body positioner of the bed sheet may be padded and act as a pillow for the whole body. In some implementations, the bed sheet may comprise a sheet having an integrated body positioner. In some implementations, the body positioner may comprise a head portion, a torso portion, a first leg portion, a second leg portion, a first arm portion, and a second arm portion. In some implementations, the body positioner may further comprise a padded bumper positioned about the head portion. In some implementations, the integrated body positioner may not include leg portions and may further comprise an elevating foot portion. In some implementations, the elevating foot portion may be padded and configured to act as a pillow for a user's feet and/or ankles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Nadia Galloway
  • Patent number: 9713562
    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 25, 2017
    Assignee: MIZUHO ORTHOPEDIC SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Perlman, Stephen Hoel
  • Patent number: 9662256
    Abstract: A patient support system includes a first section and a second section which can be removably coupled to the first section. The first section is configured for attachment to a positioning system, thereby providing an interface between the removable second section and the positioning system. A combined support surface is formed when the second section is coupled to the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jason Marle, Neil Starks
  • Patent number: 9572738
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a face-down therapeutic system for improved posture and spine alignment. The system includes a face-piece including at least one cushion operable to receive a face of a user. The face-piece is adapted to be positioned on a flat surface. The system also includes two padded shoulder pieces, where each of the shoulder pieces is operable to receive a shoulder of the user. The shoulder pieces are adapted to be positioned on the flat surface. The system includes a padded pelvic-piece operable to receive a pelvis of the user. The pelvic-piece is adapted to be positioned on the flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: KACELIA, INC.
    Inventors: Evelyn Haworth, Kelly Haworth, Richard Mazursky, Jeffrey Glass, John Herbst
  • Patent number: 9161875
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew D. Clark, Jesse S. Drake, Anthony V. Catacchio, Dustin T. Libby, Mark A. Sutherland
  • 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: 9009894
    Abstract: The claimed invention provides an improved posture correction tool in the form of a table to be used by chiropractic practitioners to treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system. The improved posture correction tool provides a plurality of pads to support the various major areas of the body and has built in drop capability and adjustment capability for the pelvic pad, the lumbar pad, the thoracic pad and the head and cervical area. The claimed invention also has a novel cervical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Posture Correction Tools, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Radermacher
  • Patent number: 8997284
    Abstract: A femoral support system includes a plate configured to support the pelvis of a patient on a table. In addition, the system includes a femoral support pivotally coupled to the plate and configured to support the thigh of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Orthopedic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Kreuzer, Joseph W. Pieczynski, Adam Freedhand
  • 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: 8986228
    Abstract: Apparatus is described for measuring and displaying the magnitude of traction forces applied to a patient's lower limbs during surgery, and for measuring the direction and magnitude of counter-traction forces applied to the patient's body by the perineal post located at the patient's groin to oppose traction forces applied to the patient's lower limbs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Trimanus Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Auchinleck, Stephen Lewis Leckenby, Kyle Cameron, Gregory Vincent Browne
  • Patent number: 8978182
    Abstract: A bed frame includes a weight bearing framework 30, and a footboard 82 that cooperates with the framework to define an edge 90 of an occupant region 92 of the bed. The footboard 82 includes a footboard frame 100 and a pressurizable cushion 104. A mattress system 160 includes a main occupant support portion 162 with a support surface 168 and a cushion 170 located footwardly of the occupant support portion. The cushion has a deployed state in which it projects vertically higher than the support surface and a stored state in which it does not project vertically higher than the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Joseph Receveur
  • 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: 8887329
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a base, a lifting mechanism, a rotating frame configured to rotate horizontally relative to the base, and a patient support surface pivotally secured to the rotating frame. The patient support surface includes a back section, a seat section, and foot section that articulate relative to each other. The patient support surface translates from a bed configuration to a side-egress chair configuration. The foot section includes a plurality of panels that translate relative to each other from a substantially co-planar relationship when the patient support surface is in a bed configuration to a relationship where one of the foot section panels is substantially orthogonal to another foot section panel when the patient support surface is in a chair configuration. A mattress supported by the patient support surface has a retractable foot portion that adjusts its length in response to translation of the foot section panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Piedmont 361, LLC
    Inventor: Sohrab Soltani
  • Patent number: 8875327
    Abstract: A new and useful portable pelvic exam device is provided, which is lightweight for convenient transport or storage, and is readily used atop existing surfaces in the environment such as a bed and maintains a patient in a dorsal or modified lithotic position for a pelvic examination or procedure. The device comprises a substantially wedge shaped prismatic base with a concave semispherical well along the front surface, over which a patient orients her vulva to create a theatre in which the examiner may observe the anatomy, operate ancillary tools and perform an indicated procedure or exam. Stirrup assemblies may be utilized in concert with the device to support the patient's feet and keep her knees spaced apart from each other and legs in an abducted position. Additionally, the device has a drawer moveably attached into an aperature in the device, which can be opened or closed and houses therein ancillary tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Schnell Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Pamela Gilley, Antonio Gandia Tapia
  • Patent number: 8866610
    Abstract: A hospital bed obstacle detection device and related method for detecting an obstacle between first and second components of a hospital bed is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. Riley, Keith A. Huster, Gregory J. Figel, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III
  • Publication number: 20140304919
    Abstract: A medical bed for positioning the patient in the lithotomy position having a mattress pad including a flexible footrest section. The footrest section cascades over and down an end of the medical bed as the mattress pad is translated, or slid, toward the end thereof. The mattress pad is positioned atop the frame, and includes a backrest section, a medial section, and a footrest section. The mattress pad is translatable, or slidable, with respect to the frame. The footrest section includes a plurality of partitioned segments that are pivotable with respect to each other such that the footrest section cascades down and over the foot-end of the frame when the mattress pad is translated toward the foot-end of the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Leon Hochman, Nancy Valvona, Stephen Nicolato
  • Patent number: 8856988
    Abstract: A support structure for an amputee that has lost his foot is shown. The support structure is adjustable vertically and may be removably attached to the residual limb to support the residual limb when the amputee is in a wheelchair or is sitting upright in a seat or chair. The vertical height is adjusted by a spring-loaded pin and telescopic members. Pads provide cushions for the residual limb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventor: Michael O. Frazier
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8830070
    Abstract: A bed includes a frame, a controller coupled to the frame, and a patient position detection system coupled to the frame and coupled to the controller. The patient position detection system has multiple modes of operation of varying sensitivities for determining whether a person supported on the frame has moved by a sufficient amount to activate an alarm. The frame includes a plurality of barriers. An alert light is coupled to one of the barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven A. Dixon, Douglas J. Menkedick, William L. Jacques, II, James K. Findlay, John B. Wilker, Jr., Eugene E. Osborne, Carl W. Riley
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8732875
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Publication number: 20140130260
    Abstract: A femoral support system includes a plate configured to support the pelvis of a patient on a table. In addition, the system includes a femoral support pivotally coupled to the plate and configured to support the thigh of the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Innovative Orthopedic Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Kreuzer, Joseph W. Pieczynski, II, Adam Freedhand
  • Patent number: 8707486
    Abstract: A surgical support apparatus comprising a surgical boot sized to receive a portion of a limb of a patient therein and a tightening device positioned between a first end and a second end of the surgical boot. The tightening device is configured to apply a clamping force to the portion of the limb of the patient positioned in the surgical boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Allen Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David E. Chella, Paul J. Skavicus
  • 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
  • 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: 20140059773
    Abstract: The improved positioning device, for use in hip, pelvis or bariatric surgery, securely and safely supports a morbidly obese patient lying in the lateral decubitus position at one side of an operating table so the surgeon may stand close to the anterior side of the patient. The support device includes a double-ended bracket having a pair of oppositely positioned padded end portions secured to an angular bracket post adapted to securely mount to an operating table via a question mark-shaped bracket. The angular bracket arm vertically adjusts to support the patient on one side, with the padded end portions applied to bony prominences such as the symphysis pubis and the lower side anterior superior iliac spine. The support device is used in combination with a posterior pelvic support plate, and a pair of anterior-posterior chest support plates to retain the patient in a secure and stable manner during surgery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald M. Carn
  • 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: 8640287
    Abstract: A patient-support apparatus includes a patient-support deck movable from a use position to a stowed position. The patient-support deck is configured to engage receivers of the patient-support apparatus to support the deck in a cantilevered configuration. The patient-support deck may be secured to the patient-support apparatus by a locking mechanism. A storage structure is configured to support the patient-support deck in a stowed position. The storage structure is configured to deflect under load to prevent damage to the storage structure or patient-support deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. Wukusick, Kenneth L. Kramer, Jerome E. Reckelhoff, Francis C. Ganance, Robert Cooks, Jr., Robert M. Zerhusen, Mark E. Haufler, Darrell L. Metz, Kenneth Q. Rudolf, Stephen M. Holl, Richard W. Chance, David W. Hornbach, John P. Biondo, James K. Findlay, David W. Hensley
  • Publication number: 20130318721
    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: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph Gauta
  • Patent number: 8578936
    Abstract: In order to improve a support (2) for supporting a patient, particularly for surgical procedures in the shoulder region, said support comprising a substantially flat body part (4) and a bowl-shaped head part, said body part (4) comprising a back part (6) and a thorax part (8) tapered in relation thereto, the head part (10) being disposed on said thorax part by means of a transitional region, with the thorax part (8) and the transitional region sloping upwards such that the head part (10) is higher than the back part (6), and with said head part being adapted to the human profile and comprising a removable, inflatable support for adapting the position of the patient to the current positional or treatment requirements, the invention proposes that the transitional region be designed as neck part (12) and also be adapted to the human profile, comprising a removable, inflatable support for adapting the position of the patient to the current positional or treatment requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Samarit Medical AG
    Inventor: Willi Albrecht
  • Patent number: 8566984
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting a user in a resting position characterized in that it includes a processor programmed to cause a foot support to be in a feet-engaging position, engaging the bottom surface of the user's feet, when a tiltable frame assembly is in a resting position, and to maintain the feet-engaging position while the tiltable frame assembly is moving towards a vertical position, to thereby prevent sliding of the user's body when the tiltable frame assembly is tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventors: Ohad Paz, Ofer Parezky
  • Patent number: 8522379
    Abstract: A bed has a head end and a foot end. The bed has a deck that can assume a horizontal position and at least one position in which a foot section of the deck is substantially vertical. For instance, the bed may assume a chair position, in which a head section of the deck is pivoted upwardly and the foot section is pivoted downwardly to a substantially vertical position. Casters allow the bed to move relative to the floor. At least one caster is coupled to the foot end of the bed. The foot section of the deck is configured to clear the foot end casters when the foot section is in the substantially vertical position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Turner
  • Patent number: 8499387
    Abstract: A treatment couch (1) having a first headrest (2) and a second headrest (3), wherein at least one first armrest (4) is assigned to the first headrest (2) and at least one second armrest (5) is assigned to the second headrest (3) and wherein the at least one first armrest (4) is adjustable independently of the first headrest (2) and the at least one second armrest (3) is adjustable independently of the second headrest (5). Such a treatment couch is capable of providing flexibility and saving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Gharieni GmbH
    Inventor: Samy Gharieni
  • Publication number: 20130191995
    Abstract: A femur support assembly attachable to a surgical table. The support assembly is comprised of a support plate, and an elongated rod reciprocally movable in a generally vertical direction relative to the support plate. An elongated support is mounted to the rod. The elongated support is rotatable about the rod and has a plurality of like apertures formed thereon. Each of the apertures defines a mounting position. A femur hook is provided having an end dimensioned to be received in one of the plurality of apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventor: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130191994
    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: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
    Inventor: AMERICAN STERILIZER COMPANY
  • Patent number: 8495774
    Abstract: A hospital bed includes a base, a lifting mechanism, a rotating frame configured to rotate horizontally relative to the base, and a patient support surface pivotally secured to the rotating frame. The patient support surface includes a back section, a seat section, and foot section that articulate relative to each other. The patient support surface translates from a bed configuration to a side-egress chair configuration. The foot section includes a plurality of panels that translate relative to each other from a substantially co-planar relationship when the patient support surface is in a bed configuration to a relationship where one of the foot section panels is substantially orthogonal to another foot section panel when the patient support surface is in a chair configuration. A mattress supported by the patient support surface has a retractable foot portion that adjusts its length in response to translation of the foot section panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Piedmont 361, LLC
    Inventor: Sohrab Soltani
  • Patent number: 8479333
    Abstract: A foot/leg cradle cushion prevents crossing of ankles or legs for long periods of time, which has been associated with circulatory problems related to cardiac or stroke episodes. The cradle cushion is a soft yet sufficiently supportive device whereby the feet and/or lower legs are held separated from each other and prevented from being crossed. The cradle cushion has a pair of outer flange walls extending upward from a base with a taller middle wall that separates the feet or lower legs of the user. Thus is formed a U-shaped recess on either side of the central wall which would receive each foot and/or leg separated by the width of the central wall. This effectively prevents leg crossing which causes compression of the user's circulatory system in both lower legs and ankle regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventors: Edward S. Gould, Peter Georgatos
  • Patent number: 8474076
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus including a bed frame, an adjustable foot section coupled to a foot end of the bed frame, and a deck moveably coupled to the adjustable foot section. The deck defines a foot support surface having a length dimension defined along a longitudinal axis of the bed frame and a width dimension defined transverse to the longitudinal axis. The length dimension is a first length and the width dimension is a first width when the adjustable foot section is in a first position, and the length dimension is a second length and the width dimension is a second width when the adjustable foot section is in a second position. The second length is less than the first length, and the second width is greater than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David W. Hornbach
  • Publication number: 20130145553
    Abstract: An electric bed, chair and the like includes a back frame, a waist supporting device pivotally connected with the back frame, and an actuator pivotally connected between the back frame and the waist supporting device in such a way that the waist supporting device is turnable by the actuator between a first position and a second position where the waist supporting device protrudes over a top surface of the back frame. The back frame supports a user's back and the waist supporting device can optionally support the user's waist to make the user feel comfortable when he/she lies or sits down. By controlling the actuator, the service of the waist supporting device can be optimally provided and the elevation protruding over the top surface of the back frame can be adjusted so as to adjust the supporting effect of the waist supporting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Chuan-Hang SHIH
  • Publication number: 20130145552
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a deck, a support structure supported on the deck, and a control system. The deck includes a head deck section and a seat deck section. The head deck section is movable between a lowered position and a raised position. The support structure is supported on the deck and includes a variable-shape cushion that is selectively configurable to a plurality of shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Aziz A. Bhai, Mark E. Lanning
  • Publication number: 20130139318
    Abstract: Supporting apparatus for supporting a user in one of a plurality of positions and for moving the user from one position to another, comprises a base; a body support carried by the base for supporting the user in a horizontal position; a feet support engageable with the under surface of the user's feet; a tilting mechanism coupled to and between the base and the body support to enable tilting the body support to a horizontal, inclined, or vertical position with respect to the base; a pressure-sensor carried by the feet-support which senses the pressure applied by the user to the feet-support and produces an output corresponding thereto; a weight sensor which senses the weight of the user on the body support and produces an output corresponding thereto; and a processor which processes the outputs of the pressure-sensor and the weight-sensor, producing an output corresponding thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Ohad Paz
  • Patent number: 8453283
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus includes a base, a frame coupled to the base, a deck supported by the frame and capable of moving relative to the frame, and a siderail assembly movable between a raised position above the deck and a first lowered position below the deck. The patient support apparatus further includes a siderail mover coupled to the deck to move the siderail assembly from the first lowered position to a second lowered position in response to movement of the deck relative to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher R. O'Keefe
  • Patent number: 8448274
    Abstract: A leg support instrument is designed to be fastened, in a table fastening condition, to a longitudinal side of an operating table. The instrument comprises a first frame part provided with fastening means having a table engaging portion. The instrument also comprises a second frame part with adjustable support means fastened thereto for supporting a lower leg of a person. A first hinge having a first axis of rotation connects the first frame part to the second frame part. In the table fastening condition, different distances can be set between the table engaging portion and the first axis of rotation. The instrument comprises aligning means for aligning a position of the first axis of rotation depending on a position of a person lying on the operating table. The aligning means are designed for projecting a light beam extending in line with the first axis of rotation on the lying person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen
    Inventor: Paulus Maria Antonius Broens
  • Patent number: 8418786
    Abstract: A selectively powered ambulatory stretcher chair has a bifurcated articulating base of free-wheeling casters at each of the corners thereof, with motor driven wheels on a transaxle interposed therebetween. Articulation of the bifurcated base causes deployment and retraction of the drive wheels to allow use of the stretcher chair in both a manual and power-driven mode, while ensuring stability in both. A u-shaped positionable bar is pivotally connected to a back of the stretcher chair and maintains a control box within a tight range of positions as the chair of the stretcher chair assembly translates between upright and horizontal positions. The back of the stretcher chair is of a radiolucent material, accommodating medical procedures in the stretcher chair in a broad range of positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: TransMotion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy A. Clapp, Richard E. Cole, Jr., Zackary D. McKee, Robert E. Herchick, Michael E. Maske
  • Patent number: 8421635
    Abstract: A patient bed with a multimedia system is disclosed. A patient can access a net work through the multimedia system, and to join a net meeting to chat with other patients. The multimedia system can also provide a consolidated platform of medical information for a doctor or a nurse. An input device of the patient bed may have a touch pad, which allows the patient to control the position of patient support through finger gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Liu, Wei-Hua Lu, Chih-Kuei Hu
  • Patent number: 8413274
    Abstract: A bed having a frame and a deck is disclosed. The deck has at least a horizontal position and a chair position. The deck has an adjustable-length foot section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Weismiller, Joseph A. Kummer, Peter M. Wukusick, Gregory W. Branson, Kenneth L. Kramer, Stephen R. Schulte, Philip D. Palermo, James M. C. Thomas, Daniel F. Dlugos, Jr., Jay T. Butterbrodt, David J. Ulrich, David A. Albersmeyer, Jason C. Brooke, Eric R. Meyer, John D. Miller, John W. Ruehl